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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. While they are out traveling, David Greene can be heard as regular substitute host.

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The groundbreaking comedian and veteran civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died. He was 84 years old. NPR's Camila Domonoske has this remembrance.

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In a televised address tonight, President Trump plans to lay out his strategy for Afghanistan.

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The victims of terrorist attacks in Spain came from dozens of countries, including, we now know, the United States. Here's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Update On Attacks In Spain

Aug 18, 2017

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OK, let's get the view now from Spain, which is still reeling from terrorist attacks there. This all started yesterday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. A driver rammed a white van through a crowd of people.

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Trump's Week Of Controversy

Aug 18, 2017

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Belle And Sebastian Leave Drummer Behind

Aug 18, 2017

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. The Scottish band Belle & Sebastian sings about tour bus life.

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: (Singing) A mile and a half on a bus takes a long time.

Not Yet This Swan's Swan Song

Aug 18, 2017

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Athlete Activism, After Charlottesville

Aug 18, 2017

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Many famous athletes have condemned the white supremacist march in Charlottesville. Some, like LeBron James, speak out often on race and social justice issues. But Marcus Thompson, a sportswriter for The Athletic, says there have been new voices speaking up this week.

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Two more terrorist attacks taking place in Europe where vehicles were used as weapons.

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Where Will You Be Watching The Eclipse?

Aug 17, 2017

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President Trump did not single out any groups by name on Tuesday when he was criticizing "alt-left" counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va.

But in a tweet responding to Trump's comments, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke called out "BLM," or Black Lives Matter.

"For us, it never really moves us when folks try to point out that BLM is violent," says April Goggans, an organizer with Black Lives Matter D.C.

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A member of the White House goes off in a candid interview that was maybe sort of on the record, which sounds all too familiar.

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Here's the message the White House intended to send yesterday at a press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower.

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Health Insurance CEO On New CBO Report

Aug 16, 2017

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Students Find Spacesuits In Thrift Store

Aug 16, 2017

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Until now, Ed Butowsky has enjoyed edging close to the limelight — an investment adviser who has pursued celebrity clients, his profile burnished through appearances on Fox News and its sister channel Fox Business Network.

Butowsky, a 55-year-old former Morgan Stanley executive, has been celebrated in glossy magazines, touted for his financial acumen, toasted for his proximity to the powerful.

In recent weeks, however, Butowsky has received unwanted scrutiny.

Watch Out For 'Lizardmen'

Aug 16, 2017

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