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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.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged the hate crime he reported last month to promote his career and earn a higher salary.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with a bargain - a free haircut. Just visit a barber in Vietnam and have your hair styled to look like the leader of North Korea or the president of the United States.

Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. And two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are having a mixed impact on this agricultural community south of San Francisco.

It's about 50 degrees outside, but for a moment it looks like it's snowing. But the morning air is pungent and savory, and those flakes falling from the sky are garlic skin pieces, drifting away from the peeling facility.

Christopher Ranch in Gilroy is the largest garlic producer in the country.

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Even as he declared a national emergency on Friday, President Trump predicted he would be sued.

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Should The U.S. Sell Montana To Canada?

Feb 20, 2019

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. And Montana, I love you. You're beautiful. You're the home of my colleague Nate Rott, and my college roommate, Eli. So no, we should not sell Montana to Canada.

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During the past two years of attention-grabbing news stories in Washington, another news story has rumbled just below the surface.

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Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies

Feb 19, 2019

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died. He was a creative director at Chanel for more than 30 years. And he had his own signature style - those dark sunglasses, white ponytail and high, white collars. Joining us to remember Lagerfeld's legacy is Dana Thomas. She's a Paris-based reporter who has written about the fashion industry. Dana, thanks so much for being with us.

DANA THOMAS: My pleasure.

MARTIN: And I understand you interviewed Karl Lagerfeld a number of times. What was he like?

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. May the Force be with you, France. According to Time magazine, that country has formally recognized the sport of lightsaber dueling.

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The artist Sammy Davis Jr. was more than a triple threat. He could dance. He could act. He could do celebrity impressions. And he could belt out pop hits like this.

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Before the state's most destructive wildfire tore through Butte County, Calif., detailed plans for a tiny home village for the homeless in the northern California city of Chico were met with a mix of indifference, NIMBY-ism and outright rejection from a previous city council.

But November's Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and incinerated some 14,000 area homes, breathed new life into plans for a community of one-room wooden homes to help house some of Butte County's homeless.

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Poor Pro Piacenza

Feb 18, 2019

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