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Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne and David Greene bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

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VP Candidate Kaine: Trump Is 'Attacking Central Pillar Of Our Democracy'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:41:00 -0400

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine talks with Steve Inskeep about Wednesday's presidential debate, including Donald Trump's comments on the election outcome, Russia and the Clinton and Trump foundations.

Buyers Want More Time To Look Over Donald Trump's Boyhood Home

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:06:00 -0400

The house in the Queens neighborhood of New York City was supposed to go up for auction Wednesday. But it was called off — possibly until after the election. It was originally listed at $1.6 million.

Lucasfilm Files Suit Against New York Jedi And Lightsaber Academy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:59:00 -0400

The academy offers classes on how to engage in Jedi battles. They also sell swag that, according to the lawsuit, comes too close to the film's Jedi logos.

Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Phil Chess, Dies At 95

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:53 -0400

By 1950, Leonard and Phillip Chess had established Chess Records as the label for urban blues. Leonard died in 1969. Phil died on Wednesday at the age of 95.

Donald Trump Will Accept Election Results, Rep. Tom Marino Says

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

The most memorable moment of the debate was when Trump refused to pledge that he would accept the verdict of Election Day. Steve Inskeep talks to Trump supporter Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania.

Sen. Klobuchar: Trump Displayed Outlawish Instincts During Debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Clinton surrogate Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who was in Las Vegas to support Hillary Clinton during the last presidential debate with Donald Trump.

Journalists' Campaign Donations Create Conflict, Ex-Newspaper Man Says

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

A report shows some journalists and ex-journalists contributed to presidential campaigns. Steve Inskeep talks to Len Downie, former executive editor of The Washington Post and professor of journalism.

4 Florida Voters Share Reactions To The Final Presidential Debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

David Greene talks to Trump supporters Annie Ruiz of Miami and Allen Sale of Lakeland, and to Clinton backers John Palys and Diana Font, both from Orlando. NPR's Scott Detrow fact checks candidates.

Wanda Sykes' New Comedy Special: 'What Happened Ms. Sykes?'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

When Wanda Sykes appeared at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, she poked fun at President Obama. She tells David Greene, that in her special, What Happened Ms. Sykes?, she takes aim at her wife.

Iraqi Forces Expected To Need Weeks To Free Mosul From ISIS Control

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Iraqi forces are pressing against the Islamic State to retake the city of Mosul. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Fazel Hawramy for an update.

Divided States: Florida Voters Roundtable

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

After the final debate, David Greene talks to voters representing a range of political opinions. They'll weigh in on how each candidate fared. NPR's Scott Detrow fact checks what the candidates said.

Kosovo's Government Cracks Down On Extremist Recruiting

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Kosovo is a small country with an outsized contribution to Middle East extremist groups. In recent years, more of its citizens per capita joined armed groups in Syria than any other European nation.

Trump, Clinton Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

The morning after the third and last presidential debate, David Greene talks to Republican pollster Jim Hobart and Democratic analyst Margie Omero. And, NPR's Mara Liasson provides highlights.

California's Dire Drought Message Wanes, Conservation Levels Drop

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Californians are saving less and less water as the state enters what may be its sixth year of drought, in part because they say they're hearing a less-than-clear message about the drought.

Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll In Auto Crashes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:28:00 -0400

Last year, Americans logged more than 3.1 trillion miles and 35,092 people died on the nation's roadways. Now, there's a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years.