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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

Its cast of regulars includes some of the most familiar voices on radio: correspondent Susan Stamberg; commentator Frank Deford; news analysts Cokie Roberts and Juan Williams; and newscasters Jean Cochran and Carl Kasell.

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

Since its debut in 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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NPR Story
2:59 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Political Adversaries Work To Reduce Alabama's Prison Population

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 6:09 am

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Sandra Beasley Reads Her Summer Poem 'Ukulele'

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 6:09 am

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Around the Nation
5:38 am
Wed August 6, 2014

16-Year-old Wins Over 5-Year-Old Incumbent Mayor

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:45 am

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Europe
5:38 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Justin Bieber Ringtone Startles Bear

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:45 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep...

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BABY")

JUSTIN BEIBER: (Singing) Oh, whoa.

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Modern Anthology Series Could Revolutionize Television

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:45 am

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:45 am

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

Workers drive around Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Sunday, telling people about the dangers of Ebola.
Tommy Trenchard for NPR

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 1:31 pm

Many people in Sierra Leone still don't believe Ebola really exists.

In response, Ebola awareness announcements are now playing repeatedly on the radio and on loudspeakers up and down the streets of Freetown — Sierra Leone's pretty but ramshackle oceanfront capital. The announcements are part of awareness campaigns to try to stop the virus from spreading.

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Potato Salad Novice To Raise Funds For Homeless

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:45 am

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We devote our last word in Business today to our continuing coverage of potato salad. Regular listeners know how intently we've been following the story of a man - a man with a dream - a dream to learn how to make potato salad.

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Apple, Samsung To End Patent Suits Outside U.S.

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:45 am

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The Salt
7:36 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

White House chefs chop a lot of vegetables to prepare for a dinner of 400 Tuesday night.
Gregory Barber/NPR

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 11:12 am

Think of it as a state dinner for an entire continent. Tuesday night, after the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit sessions wrap up, the president and the first lady will host 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. The 400 guests will be treated to a traditional American meal with an African twist in a gigantic tent on the South Lawn and enjoy a performance by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lionel Richie.

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Around the Nation
5:58 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Boy Takes Toy ATV For A Spin On Bronx River Parkway

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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Around the Nation
5:58 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Inn Takes Down Tongue-In-Cheek Post

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Latest Cease-Fire In Gaza Seems To Be Holding

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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A three-day truce raises the prospect of an end to fighting in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. We're going to try to talk through this situation with the Nick Casey of the Wall Street Journal who is in Gaza City. Welcome to the program.

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Tue August 5, 2014

It's Bananas: India Hires 'Monkey Mimics' To Scare Away Real Ones

A monkey sits on a car and eats an orange snatched from a fruit vendor in New Delhi in 2012. The city has tried numerous schemes to bring its large and rambunctious monkey population under control. Now it is employing men to mimic the calls of the aggressive langur monkey.
Sajjad Hussain AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 6:28 pm

In the elegant neighborhoods of central New Delhi, monkeys perch on water tanks, prance on the balustrades of the manicured homes of government VIPs and sift through garbage bins.

The horde seems only momentarily disturbed by the ear-piercing screech of Mahendra Nath.

His quick succession of "ah, ah, ah's" followed by a staccato of "oo, oo, oo's," punctuates the air, mimicking the gray-colored langur monkey that can scare off the nettlesome Rhesus monkeys that swing in the trees of this leafy glade.

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Phosphorous Fed Algae Bloom Threatened Toledo's Tap Water

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Kodak To Keep Making Celluloid Film For Hollywood

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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Movies have always been in the business of bringing back the dead - think about zombies.

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Or vampires.

INSKEEP: Ghosts.

GREENE: And now celluloid film.

INSKEEP: What?

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NPR Story
3:08 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Israeli Attacks In Gaza Crush Family's Nut Business

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 8:47 am

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Around the Nation
4:55 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Print NFL Post-Season Tickets

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:25 am

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Around the Nation
4:33 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Giant Tortoise Leads Authorities On Low-Speed Chase

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:25 am

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Algae Toxins Make Toledo's Water Undrinkable

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:25 am

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Immigration Debate Hangs Over Washington Political Issues

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:25 am

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Now some of this year's close races could be affected by the debate over immigration. There were reports over the weekend that President Obama is preparing to take executive action to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants.

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:25 am

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Defunct Colorado Prison Could Be Used To Grow Marijuana

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 5:25 am

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

How To Mark 10 Years Of Co-Hosting 'Morning Edition'? Take A Break!

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 5:14 am

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Well, Renee, here is something our listeners will want to know, and that is that you are taking a temporary break from MORNING EDITION.

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Business
4:46 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Everyone Goes To The Store To Get Milk. So Why's It Way In The Back?

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 5:14 am

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Remembrances
4:44 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Pa. Man's Parting Message: 'Please Don't Email Me, I'm Dead'

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 5:14 am

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Business
4:05 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 5:48 am

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U.S.
3:37 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 5:14 am

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Strange News
3:30 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 5:14 am

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Iraq
3:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed talks to the men he commands to protect the Mosul dam, a critical piece of infrastructure that supplies water and electricity. The dam is now close to the front line with the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq.
Alice Fordham NPR

Originally published on Sat August 2, 2014 4:41 am

In the searing heat of northern Iraq, among its dry, scrubby landscape, there's a surreal sight: a wide, shimmering blue lake, held back by the concrete and steel of a dam. It's on the Tigris River, near the city of Mosul.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed, the commander of the soldiers guarding this dam, says even a small attack on the dam could have major repercussions: flooding, power cuts.

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