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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., and Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA. These hosts often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel around the world to report on the news firsthand.

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NPR Story
1:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 4:43 am

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NPR Story
1:58 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.
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:05 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
1:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 4:43 am

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1:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

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

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 4:43 am

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The Salt
8:41 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 12:21 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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Around the Nation
4:29 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Student Rejects Duke's Letter Denying Her Admission

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 12:21 pm

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Europe
4:15 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Julianne Moore Refuses To Reshoot Tourism Film; Project Collapses

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Sports
2:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Bracket Madness Marches Into April With Basketball's Final 4

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NPR Story
2:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

'The Brothers' Examines Motivation Behind Boston Marathon Bombing

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2:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

U.S. Ends Freeze On Military Aid To Egypt

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NPR Story
2:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Iranians Celebrate Agreement on Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 12:21 pm

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And let's move on because a celebrating crowd greeted Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, as he arrived back in Tehran. And that was not the only crowd out in the streets. We reached Nasser Hadian, who teaches political science at Tehran University.

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Africa
7:08 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Al-Shabab Militants Cross Border To Storm University In Kenya

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Around the Nation
4:17 am
Thu April 2, 2015

From One Comedian To Another: You Should Try Politics

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:08 am

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World
4:17 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Did You Remember Wednesday Was April Fools' Day?

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:08 am

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NPR Story
2:16 am
Thu April 2, 2015

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

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 7:08 am

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Thu April 2, 2015

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

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 11:58 am

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

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Menendez 'Outraged' By His Indictment On Corruption Charges

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 2:10 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
4:14 am
Wed April 1, 2015

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

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 2:22 pm

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Asia
3:59 am
Wed April 1, 2015

China Limits Chauffeurs; Workers Struggle To Pass Driving Test

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 2:22 pm

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NPR Story
2:54 am
Wed April 1, 2015

The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?

The H Street Wal-Mart in Washington, D.C. Ten years ago, none of the city's 600,000 residents lived within 1 mile of a Wal-Mart. Today, almost 13 percent do.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 2:22 pm

This is the first in a two-part story about Wal-Mart. Listen to Part 1 above, and tune into Morning Edition Thursday to hear Part 2.

The corner of First and H streets in downtown Washington, D.C., is a reflection of the changing face of the nation's capital. From here, you can see the Capitol dome, while across the street are a concrete public housing complex and a hip new Peruvian chicken restaurant.

You can also see a new Wal-Mart.

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