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NPR's Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted nationally by NPR's Steve Inskeep, David GreenRachel Martin and Noel King. The show is hosted locally for the Capital Region by WKAR's Mary Ellen Pitney.

Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

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If you’ve ever tried to memorize a lengthy passage like verses from the Bible, you’ll recognize what a daunting challenge it can be. Imagine, then, memorizing an entire book, in a language other than your native tongue.

Recent East Lansing High School graduate Fareed Kareem has done exactly that.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl has the story of a young man who has committed his holy book, The Quran, to memory.


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PATTI LABELLE: (Singing) I've got a new attitude.

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California can't quite breathe a sigh of relief. Two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle the state in decades did not result in any major injuries. But scientists say it's a sign of what's to come. Here's how Governor Gavin Newsom put it.

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The U.S. women's soccer team did more than win the World Cup over the weekend. The U.S.A did beat the Netherlands 2-0 last night in Lyon, France. Americans also inspired many who play the women's game. Here's NPR's Eleanor Beardsley.

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The job market accelerated last month. U.S. employers added a net 224,000 jobs in June. That is far more than many analysts were expecting and also a sharp improvement over a disappointing May.

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Military Involvement In July 4 Events

Jul 5, 2019

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The Fourth of July has usually offered presidents an opportunity to declare independence from the public eye. It's been pretty rare for any president to address the public on July Fourth. But last night, President Trump went his own way. He gave a speech beside the Lincoln Memorial.

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Jul 5, 2019

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Centenarians Wed In Ohio

Jul 5, 2019

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Women are making some progress in a field where progress has been slow - national security, an area long dominated by men. Here's NPR's Hannah Allam.

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