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A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep and David Greene in Washington, D.C.; Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA; and Bill Wheelhouse in Springfield, IL. These hosts often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel to report on the news firsthand.

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.  The WUIS/SJ-R Business Report with Tim Landis brings it home.

Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, WUIS and Illinois Public Radio journalists, 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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Around the Nation
7:02 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Despite Being Stabbed, Pizza Deliverer Follows Through On Order

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:09 am

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Around the Nation
6:45 am
Wed May 6, 2015

World War II Vet Fights Robber Off With His Cane

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:09 am

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Space
5:50 am
Wed May 6, 2015

How NASA's Space Race Helped To Integrate The South

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NPR Story
4:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 5:42 am

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NPR Story
4:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

In Kabul, Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 5:37 am

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NPR Story
4:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Baseball's Royals Keep Running Afoul Of Unwritten Rules

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 6:01 am

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Africa
9:22 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Unannounced And Unprecedented: Kerry Makes A Stop In Somalia

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 10:18 am

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This next story will test the ability of the British to keep calm and carry on.

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London is the home of a new work of art. It is part of a competition.

INSKEEP: It's outdoors.

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Around the Nation
6:44 am
Tue May 5, 2015

For TV News Employee, Resigning Was A Piece Of Cake

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Around the Nation
6:44 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Speeder In Arizona Thankful He Wasn't Caught Going Faster

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Europe
4:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Skeletal Horse On Trafalgar Square's 4th Plinth Is Art And A Stock Ticker

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 5:51 am

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Middle East
4:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

From Israel To ISIS: How A Search For A Safe Haven Took A Wrong Turn

African migrants, many from Eritrea and Sudan, raise their hands as part of a protest at the Holot detention center in southern Israel on Feb. 17, 2014. Tesfai Kidane, an Eritrean who left the center last year and returned to Africa, was later killed by the Islamic State in Libya. It was not clear how he wound up in Libya.
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Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 3:37 pm

What happened to Tesfai Kidane?

The Eritrean migrant came to a tragic end in Libya at the hands of the Islamic State, but his family isn't sure what path he took to get there or exactly where he was headed. At a time when unstable states are creating floods of refugees in the Middle East and North Africa, Kidane's tale is just one of many filled with random twists and turns and unexpected outcomes.

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Europe
4:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:30 pm

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Politics
4:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:44 am

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Around the Nation
6:03 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:32 am

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Africa
5:28 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Kenya Threatens Again To Close Dadaab, World's Largest Refugee Camp

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:32 am

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Asia
5:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

When A Caller Claims He's The Pope, Be Careful: He May Be Telling The Truth

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 9:57 am

When Franco Rabuffi's phone rang, the caller said it was Pope Francis. Mr. Rabuffi hung up the phone. It turns out that it was actually Pope Francis — which Rabuffi realized only on the caller's third try. The pope makes a habit of calling those who are suffering, and he invited Rabuffi and his wife for a meeting.

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Books
4:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

Every spring, local residents have staged a play based on To Kill a Mockingbird in this courthouse in Monroeville, Ala.
Debbie Elliott NPR

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:13 am

Business is brisk at the Ole Curiosities and Book Shoppe, a block off the town square in Monroeville, Ala.

Jennifer Brinkley and her friend Leigh Mikovch are at the counter, putting in a pre-order for Go Set a Watchman, the much anticipated forthcoming book from Harper Lee.

"We're big Harper Lee fans and To Kill a Mockingbird fans," Brinkley says.

Both are writers from Bowling Green, Ky. They're visiting Monroeville for the annual Alabama Writers Symposium. Brinkley says it will be meaningful to have the new book come from Lee's hometown.

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

More Republicans To Jump Into GOP Presidential Mix

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:32 am

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Politics
4:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Can candidates courting billionaires count as corruption, even if there are no explicit strings attached? Some activists see the campaign contributions of the super-rich as a problem, regardless of whether "quid pro quo" deals are made. Here, activists protest the political influence of the wealthy Koch Brothers near David Koch's Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2014.
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Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 3:38 pm

The presidential hopefuls haven't spent much time so far with voters. Instead, they've committed many days to courting the millionaires and billionaires who can fuel a White House bid. And at the same time, activists on the left and right are seeking to redefine political corruption, which they believe this is.

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

After Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout, Fans Evaluate Boxing

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 1:02 pm

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Around the Nation
11:47 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Baltimore Reacts To State Attorney's Announcement Of Charges

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Law
10:08 am
Fri May 1, 2015

State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's Death Was A Homicide

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:47 am

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Around the Nation
6:39 am
Fri May 1, 2015

South Dakota Election Settled By Dice Roll

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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World
6:39 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

White House Honors 2015 Teacher Of The Year: Shanna Peeples

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Judge Reduces 3 Educators' Sentences In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Does Reading Harry Potter Have An Effect On Your Behavior?

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 2:00 pm

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A famous fictional conflict in children's literature has a happier ending. Tomorrow is the day "Harry Potter" fans know as the date of the Battle of Hogwarts. And there is evidence the boy wizard's power might extend beyond the book.

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

'Curvy Brides' Debuts Friday On TLC

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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Around the Nation
6:28 am
Thu April 30, 2015

New York Takes Migrating Birds Into Consideration

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 10:07 am

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Around the Nation
6:28 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Will Big-Screen Movies Turn Astronauts Into Couch Potatoes?

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 10:07 am

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