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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

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Democrats have set a date. Congressional leaders wrote to the attorney general demanding to see all Robert Mueller's investigation materials by April 2nd. A rocket fired from Gaza slammed into a house north of Tel Aviv, and now Israel is striking back at Hamas. This is happening as Israel's prime minister visits Washington D.C. What's to blame for this new escalation? And a father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim has died from an apparent suicide. His death came days after...

Duration:00:13:28

Monday, March 25th, 2019

3/25/2019
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President Trump responded to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, claiming he's exonerated even though Mueller wrote that his report "does not exonerate" the president. Mueller left obstruction of justice an open question but found no evidence Trump or anyone from his campaign coordinated with Russia. But Democratic leaders in Congress say the report leaves more questions than answers. They want the Department of Justice to release the entire report to the public. But have...

Duration:00:13:35

Robert Mueller Concludes The Russia Probe, Submits Report To The Attorney General

3/22/2019
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Attorney General William Barr received a report on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller about the findings from Mueller's investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election. The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down everything you need to know about what we know and what happens next.

Duration:00:16:34

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

3/22/2019
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How much really changed when the president sent a tweet about Israel? He said it's time to recognize Israel's claim to land it seized from Syria. The rest of the world begs to differ, as it has for fifty-two years. A House committee says Jared Kushner uses a messaging app and private email to conduct official business. Haven't the president's supporters chanted that misusing email was a reason to lock someone up? And the European Union has extended the deadline for Britain to leave the EU....

Duration:00:14:22

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

3/21/2019
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It took New Zealand less than a week since a mass shooting to plan for gun control. How are gun owners responding? John McCain - war hero and longtime senator - still seems to torment President Trump from the grave. Why does the president spend so much time insulting a man who died seven months ago? And how is the opioid crisis spreading? A drug epidemic that was seen affecting rural white communities spreads rapidly among African Americans and in cities.

Duration:00:14:21

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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President Trump has nominated a former Delta airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Can he navigate the FAA through the crisis after two Boeing airplane crashes? Also, West Virginia's attorney general is suing the state's Catholic diocese, claiming that the diocese and a former bishop knowingly hired pedophile priests. Why is the attorney general pursuing a civil case for criminal behavior? Plus, Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox. How will this merger affect what...

Duration:00:15:27

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Some New Zealanders are upset that their government is pushing for gun control following the massacre at two mosques last week. How does the debate in New Zealand resemble the one in America? Also, historic floods in the Midwest have killed three people and left thousands more stranded. What will evacuees need to recover? Plus, a House committee has received thousands of documents as part of an investigation into the president. Who is cooperating and who isn't?

Duration:00:13:08

Monday, March 18, 2019

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New Zealand's prime minister has vowed to tighten gun laws in response to the deadly attacks at two mosques last week. Will she face any opposition? Also, an investigation finds that the Federal Aviation Administration pushed Boeing to conduct some of its own safety assessments. What role could that have played in two recent plane crashes? Plus, epic floods across the Midwest have forced thousands to evacuate. Why are there floods when it's still winter?

Duration:00:14:23

Friday, March 15th, 2019

3/15/2019
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Mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand have left at least 49 people dead. Also, a judge has ruled that families of those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary can sue a gun manufacturer. And, which Republican senators broke with the president to vote against his national emergency declaration?

Duration:00:13:52

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

3/14/2019
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The FAA has grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the U.S. as investigators probe the cause of the crash in Ethiopia. Also, new information suggests the special counsel's investigation is done. And, what's it like for a religious minority returning home after ISIS tried to exterminate them.

Duration:00:13:24

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

3/13/2019
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Dozens of parents have been charged in college admissions scandal. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a moratorium on the death penalty. And, Australian Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two boys.

Duration:00:13:37

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

3/12/2019
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After the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the FAA says Boeing's 737 Max 8 is safe. Will former Vice President Joe Biden get into the Democratic race for president? And, why this is an important week for Britain and Brexit.

Duration:00:13:14

Monday, March 11th, 2019

3/11/2019
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An Ethiopian Airlines crash raises concerns about a Boeing airliner. The White House's proposed annual budget reflects the president's priorities. U.S. backed forces close in on the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

Duration:00:13:44

BONUS: American Shadows

3/9/2019
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Conspiracy theories in American politics go way back. How did they help create the United States, and how did they become the currency of political opportunists? We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's history podcast, Throughline.

Duration:00:42:33

Friday, March 8th, 2019

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Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, sentenced to 47 months in prison. The house votes to condemn anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. Funerals begin for victims of a tornado in Alabama.

Duration:00:13:56

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces sentencing Thursday. Arizona Senator Martha McSally reveals she was raped while serving in the military. Minnesota's new congresswoman stirs controversy.

Duration:00:13:32

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg won't run for president. California's attorney general declines to prosecute officers who killed an unarmed black man last year. And, the FDA approves a major new drug to treat depression.

Duration:00:13:22

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

3/5/2019
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Rescue crews in Alabama search for survivors of the deadliest U.S. tornado since 2013. A new NPR investigation reveals inequities in the way federal disaster aid is disbursed. Canada's prime minister is embroiled in a scandal.

Duration:00:13:52

Monday, March 4th, 2019

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Congressional probes into President Trump gather steam. In Sacramento, two officers who shot dead an unarmed black man won't face criminal charges. ISIS fighters attempt to defend their last pocket of territory.

Duration:00:13:47

Friday, March 1st, 2019

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The testimony of Michael Cohen has prompted House Democrats to seek more interviews and hearings with associates of President Trump. What's next? And, we get the reaction overseas on the failed summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Also, what to expect in the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, premiering this weekend on HBO.

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