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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition, has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

Morning Edition is hosted by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.
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Its cast of regulars includes some of the most familiar voices on radio: correspondent Susan Stamberg; commentator Frank Deford; news analyst Cokie Roberts; and newscasters Jean Cochran and Paul Brown.

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Apr 21, 2014 — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died Sunday at age 76. The fierce middleweight prizefighter became an international symbol after he was convicted twice for a 1966 triple murder. Bob Dylan championed the New Jersey native's cause in the 1975 song "Hurricane" and Denzel Washington portrayed him in a 1999 film. Carter's conviction was eventually overturned by a federal judge.
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Apr 21, 2014 — "Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp as an artificial intelligence researcher hunted by anti-tech terrorists.
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Apr 21, 2014 — Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert stops by the CBS "Late Show" to greet the man he'll replace next year, David Letterman. It also spotlights a striking reality in late-night television —almost every host is a white man. Our TV critic has some suggestions on how to break that streak.
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Apr 21, 2014 — As some new Army regulations on hair styles spark protest from African American women, Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Lori Tharps. She's an associate professor of journalism at Temple University and co-author of the book, "Hair Story: Untangling The Roots of Black Hair in America."
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Apr 21, 2014 — The 118th Boston Marathon is being run on Monday. After last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, there is heavy security all along the marathon route.
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Apr 21, 2014 — President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to four countries in Asia — all key allies with strong ties and trade interests with the U.S. It's the latest effort to refocus American foreign policy on Asia, and just like the earlier efforts it's struggling to ward off distractions.
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Apr 21, 2014 — Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word on business.
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Apr 21, 2014 — Steve Inskeep has business news.
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Apr 21, 2014 — The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.
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Apr 21, 2014 — The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade.
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