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A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by 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 report first hand on the day's most important issues and news. While they are out traveling, David Greene can be heard as regular substitute host. For information on a recent story, or the most recent broadcast, click here.

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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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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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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

France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

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

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NPR Story
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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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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NPR Story
3:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

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

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NPR Story
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.
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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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The Salt
10:41 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.
Jessica and Lon Binder/Flickr

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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