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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, David Greene and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

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Mix Of People Show Up For Inaugural; Obama Leaves Oval Office Behind

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:38:00 -0500

At the National Mall, people are filtering in for the festivities. Miguel Aguinaga tells Jennifer Ludden why as a Latino he supports Trump. NPR's Scott Horsley is at the White House as Obama leaves.

Supporters, Protesters And Rain Show Up For Trump Inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:29:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Audio Cornish and Tamara Keith about Donald Trump's inauguration. Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma weighs on candidate Trump becoming President Trump.

As A Parody In 1999, Buckley Wrote An Inaugural Address For Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:37:00 -0500

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to Christopher Buckley, a former presidential speechwriter, about what it means to see Donald Trump become the de-facto head of the conservative movement.

As Trump's Agenda Moves Forward, Protesters Mix In Crowd Of Supporters

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:33:00 -0500

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Horsley about the new presidential agenda, and NPR's Pam Fessler who met up with protesters at the National Mall.

Threat Of Rain Doesn't Deter Crowds From National Mall

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:31:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Audio Cornish, Tamara Keith and Cory Turner about the crush of people trying to get through security checkpoints to find a place on the mall to witness the inauguration.

Crowds Eager To Pass Through Security To Witness Trump Inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:33:00 -0500

Thousands of Donald Trump's supporters are gathering at checkpoints along the National Mall as they make their way to the scene of the Inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.

Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony Nears; Trump Defies Categorization

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:29:00 -0500

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Detrow about the inauguration, and to author Christopher Buckley, who was a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.

Papers Reflect 'Don' Of A New White House Administration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500

On big news days, it's fun to look at the witty headlines in the tabloids. The headline in the New York Daily News: Don Of A New Day. The headline in the New York Post: Don Of A New Day.

Spilled Skittles Turn Wisconsin Road Red

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:13:01 -0500

Officials figured out that the candies fell out of a truck that was taking them to be used in cattle feed. One farmer said it's a good way to give cows "cheap carbs."

Examining The Economy That President-Elect Trump Is Inheriting

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:46 -0500

As Trump steps into the presidency he inherits an economy in steady recovery, but there are areas with room for improvement. How might the transition change the country's direction on economic issues?

Investigative Reporter Wayne Barrett Dies At 71

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500

Wayne Barrett chronicled Donald Trump's rise on the New York scene. Barrett made his name as an investigative journalist at the Village Voice newspaper. We have a remembrance.

Inauguration Day: Peaceful Transition Of Power

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500

Once again, the world will watch the peaceful transition of power in the U.S. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president. That has brought jubilation in conservative America.

Novelist Still Sees The Election Through The Lens Of Race

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500

The morning after the presidential election, African-American novelist Attica Locke said she was "awake to what my country is telling me." How is she preparing for four years of Trump's presidency?

Putting Trump's Inauguration Into Context With Past GOP Presidents

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500

David Greene talks to John Podhoretz, who was a speechwriter for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and now is editor of Commentary magazine about past inaugurations.

Residents, Businesses And Charities Urge The Trumps To Get To Know D.C.

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500

Washington, D.C., is not just about government. It's a city with cultural and social scenes. The unofficial D.C. has been preparing for the Trump family's arrival.