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Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA. Even as hosts, Inskeep and Montagne often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel across the world to report on the news first hand.

Heard regularly on Morning Edition are some of the most familiar voices including news analyst Cokie Roberts and sport commentator Frank Deford as well as the special series StoryCorps, which travels the country recording America's oral history.

Produced and distributed by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, and producers and reporters in locations in the United States. This reporting is supplemented by NPR Member station reporters across the country as well as independent producers and reporters throughout the public radio system.

Since its debut on November 5, 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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Race
5:06 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Couple's Brown-Skin, Lighter-Skin Kids Face Double Standard

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 9:10 am

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Goats and Soda
1:56 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

A Deadly Chain: Tracing Ebola In A Sierra Leone Village

Foday Kamara is the leader of Royail, a tiny village now battling Ebola.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:50 pm

It began with a little boy.

A 4-year-old who was feeling sick. His family sent him to a neighboring village called Royail, where his grandmother lives, so she could care for him.

In this tiny place, surrounded by tall grass and palm trees, the grandmother lived in a house on a dirt road. Her name was Sinnah Turay, but people refer to her as "the mami-back" — that's what some folks in Sierra Leone call a grandmother.

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Around the Nation
7:35 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Hunter Misses Deer, Hits Desk

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 3:24 pm

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Television
7:35 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Same Suit, Different Day For Australia TV Host

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Around the Nation
7:01 am
Mon November 17, 2014

StoryCorps Founder David Isay Wins 2015 TED Prize

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:22 am

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Code Switch
5:15 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

A plastic surgeon performs a double-eyelid surgery on a patient at the BK Clinic in Seoul in August 2007.
Han Jae-Ho Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 1:25 pm

This is part one of a two-part series looking at the history and motivations behind the Asian blepharoplasty, popularly known as "double-eyelid surgery." Find part two here.

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Food
5:11 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans has perfected the art of tweeting a recipe in 140 characters or less.
fot. Wojciech Zalewski iStockphoto

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 4:54 pm

Yes, you can fit a recipe into a tweet.

Just ask Maureen Evans, author of Eat Tweet: A Twitter Cookbook. She has been sharing recipes with friends and families for years from the Twitter account @Cookbook, and realized early on that not only is it entirely possible, but it can also be fun.

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Race
5:11 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Race Card Project: With Dreadlocks, Come Assumptions

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 3:24 pm

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5:11 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Politics In The News

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 7:35 am

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Europe
7:10 am
Fri November 14, 2014

11th Earl Of Sandwich Weighs In On British Labor Issue

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 7:58 am

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Around the Nation
7:10 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Any Easy Password Can Help Hackers And The Feds

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 7:58 am

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Decision On Michael Brown Shooting

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 7:58 am

A grand jury is expected to announce soon whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will be indicted. The city is on edge as everyone waits for the decision.

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National Security
5:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Report Released On White House Fence Jumper

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 7:58 am

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

'Godfather' Mansion On The Market For Nearly $3 Million

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 7:58 am

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Asia
7:54 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hotel Breaks Simultaneous Breakfast-In-Bed Record

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Europe
7:54 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Led Zeppelin Reunion Story Was Apparently False

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Global Health
5:13 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Swiss Health Officials Try New Ways To Combat Ebola

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 7:54 am

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NPR Story
5:12 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

The injuries Jack Blankenship sustained after a 300-pound rock pinned him to the ground while working in a coal mine prevent him from sitting for long periods of time or walking far. He says he's in constant pain.
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch NPR

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 9:28 am

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured. Read our full report.

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NPR Story
5:12 am
Thu November 13, 2014

12 Women Die, Dozens Hospitalized After Sterilization Procedures In India

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 9:37 am

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5:12 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Critics Say Myanmar Still Lacks Press Freedoms

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 7:54 am

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Around the Nation
7:26 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Florida Election Officials Don't Bother With Write-In Votes

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:09 am

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Strange News
7:26 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Ventriloquist Challenges Gag Order Against His Puppet

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:09 am

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4:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Tomas Young, Iraq War Veteran And Activist, Dies At 34

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:09 am

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Now let's remember an American veteran, Tomas Young, paralyzed in the Iraq War, who became a critic of that war. He died in Seattle, as NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Bush 41 And 43 Share Common Enemy: Saddam Hussein

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:09 am

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4:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Civil Rights Pioneer John Doar Dies At 92

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:09 am

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Now let's remember a figure from a period of turmoil in the United States. John Doar died yesterday. He was 92. He investigated the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. Here's NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

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NPR Story
4:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

George W. Bush's Book Reflects On Moscow, Ukraine's Revolution

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:09 am

Former President George W. Bush discusses how his father dealt with the fall of the Soviet Union, and how his own policies toward former Soviet republics affected the U.S. relationship with Moscow

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Around the Nation
6:54 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Injured Pedestrian Cited For Jaywalking

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Business
6:54 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Just In Time For The Holidays: A Life-Size T. Rex Replica

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Parallels
5:26 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Gen. John F. Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, speaks during a ceremony in Kabul on Aug. 26. Campbell is overseeing the U.S. drawdown in the country after 13 years of war.
Massoud Hossaini AP

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 10:20 am

As the U.S. military winds down its role in Afghanistan, the U.S. commander there, Gen. John Campbell, says Afghan forces have improved enough to handle the Taliban forces that are still waging war.

The Afghan military is "the strongest institution in Afghanistan," Campbell told NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep in an interview broadcast on Veterans Day.

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NPR Story
5:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

U.S., China To Do Away With Tariffs On Some Tech Products

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 6:54 am

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The U.S. and China also say they favor eliminating tariffs on many high-tech products. NPR's Scott Horsley is traveling with the president.

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