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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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3:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

U.S. Hopes Rift With Venezuela Won't Overshadow Americas Summit

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 2:11 pm

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Before the next election brings his term to an end, President Obama is working to re-establish ties with Cuba.

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3:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative message against both Washington and his fellow Republicans, declaring that "we have come to take our country back."
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 11:20 am

Welcome to the 2016 presidential campaign. Republican Rand Paul officially entered the race Tuesday, and was greeted with a TV ad calling him "wrong and dangerous" on Iran. The money behind the ad is secret.

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3:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Deal Provide Fuel For Critics

President Obama is pressing hard for a nuclear agreement with Iran. But critics have cited his remark that Iran's 'breakout' time for acquiring nuclear material for a bomb might be very brief as parts of the deal expire.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 1:08 pm

As President Obama makes his sales pitch for a nuclear deal with Iran, critics have seized on his remark that Iran's "breakout" time for acquiring the nuclear material needed for a bomb could shrink as restrictions ease after about 13 years.

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Middle East
3:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

What Would A Nuclear Deal With Iran Really Mean?

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 11:20 am

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Sports
6:30 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Rain Dampens Marlins' Opening Day

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:36 am

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Sports
6:30 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Mitt Romney Does Well In ESPN's Bracket Challenge

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:36 am

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Sports
4:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:36 am

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4:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:36 am

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Africa
4:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Al-Shabab: One Terror Group, Many Brands

Al-Shabab recruits walk down a street on March 5, 2012, in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, following their graduation. The militant group has transformed from being just a Somali group to a regional network in East Africa.
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 4:18 am

A decade ago, al-Qaida in Iraq was beaten down by the U.S. military, only to emerge years later as the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The Islamist group al-Shabab, which killed more than 140 students at a Kenyan university last week, has pulled off a different feat of rebranding.

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Europe
5:47 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Italy Rethinks Its Disdain For Restaurant Doggy Bags

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:43 am

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Around the Nation
5:35 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Animals At Houston Zoo Treated To Easter Egg Hunt

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:43 am

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NPR Story
3:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Next Stage For Iran Nuclear Talks Faces Multiple Challenges

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:43 am

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3:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Produce is often accompanied by signs like this one at a King Soopers grocery store in Fort Collins, Colo. But customers are often confused by their meaning, which is one reason the Organic Trade Association is trying to raise money for a "checkoff" to pay for consumer advertising and research.
Luke Runyon Harvest Public Media/KUNC

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 2:05 pm

Pesticide-free? Nurtured with organic fertilizer? No antibiotics?

Ask any shopper, and you're bound to find mixed answers for what an organic label means.

Now, an association is trying to draw funding from something called a "checkoff" to pay for consumer advertising and research. For a checkoff to work, each farmer pays a small amount. For example, a penny-per-bushel of wheat or a dollar per cow would generate millions of dollars in pooled funding that could pay for splashy ad campaigns.

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NPR Story
3:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:43 am

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3:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Bomb Attacks Increase In Ukraine's Second-Largest City, Kharkiv

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:43 am

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Around the Nation
6:35 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Student Rejects Duke's Letter Denying Her Admission

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 2:21 pm

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Europe
6:35 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Julianne Moore Refuses To Reshoot Tourism Film; Project Collapses

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 2:21 pm

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Food
4:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Celebrating Passover: The History And Symbolism Of Matzo Balls

Matzo ball soup with dill. Matzo represents the unleavened bread the Jews ate while fleeing Egypt.
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Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 2:21 pm

Nothing says Passover like a good bowl of matzo ball soup. That's according to Joan Nathan, chef and grande-dame of Jewish cooking, who spoke to Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition about the importance of the tradition.

The Jewish holiday of Passover celebrates the Biblical story of the Exodus, or the freeing of Hebrew slaves from Egypt.

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Sports
4:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Bracket Madness Marches Into April With Basketball's Final 4

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 2:21 pm

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4:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

'The Brothers' Examines Motivation Behind Boston Marathon Bombing

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 2:21 pm

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4:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

U.S. Ends Freeze On Military Aid To Egypt

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 2:21 pm

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Africa
9:08 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Al-Shabab Militants Cross Border To Storm University In Kenya

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Around the Nation
6:17 am
Thu April 2, 2015

From One Comedian To Another: You Should Try Politics

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 9:08 am

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World
5:57 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Did You Remember Wednesday Was April Fools' Day?

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 9:08 am

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4:16 am
Thu April 2, 2015

11 Ex-Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 9:08 am

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4:01 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Southern Baptist Minister: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 1:58 pm

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Let's ask what Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act really means.

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Menendez 'Outraged' By His Indictment On Corruption Charges

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 4:10 pm

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A powerful senator from New Jersey has been indicted on federal corruption charges - eight counts bribery - after accepting gifts from a Florida doctor in exchange for favors. NPR's Ailsa Chang has the story.

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Music News
6:36 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Colorado Lawmakers Don't Want Marijuana Going To People On Welfare

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 4:22 pm

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Asia
5:59 am
Wed April 1, 2015

China Limits Chauffeurs; Workers Struggle To Pass Driving Test

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 4:22 pm

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Around the Nation
5:36 am
Wed April 1, 2015

No Joke. Flood Insurance Rates Increase On April 1

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 4:22 pm

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