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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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Monday, July 22nd, 2019

7/22/2019
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Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he won't seek re-election. In Hong Kong, protests around China's control over the territory continue. Also, tensions are raised when Iran seizes a British oil tanker.

Duration:00:14:47

Friday, July 19th, 2019

7/19/2019
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The U.S. destroys an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz. We hear from Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And, a heat wave is building across the U.S. Also, we have some details about next week's highly-anticipated testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Duration:00:17:18

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

7/18/2019
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Trump continues his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. Protests in Puerto Rico over the governor's texts turned chaotic. And, the U.S. says it will not sell F-35 jets to Turkey after the NATO ally bought missiles from Russia.

Duration:00:12:58

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

7/17/2019
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The House of Representatives votes to condemn Trump's racist tweets against four congresswomen of color. Planned Parenthood ousts its president. Also, protesters in Moscow demand opposition candidates be added to election ballot.

Duration:00:15:48

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

7/16/2019
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President Trump doubles down on racist remarks directed at freshmen congresswomen of color. The White House implements a new rule for asylum seekers from Central America. And, big tech comes to Capitol Hill for congressional hearings.

Duration:00:13:34

Monday, July 15th, 2019

7/15/2019
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Critics are saying a series of tweets from President Trump targeting progressive Democratic congresswomen are racist. And why didn't immigration raids expected this weekend happen? Also, protesters in Puerto Rico are calling on the governor to resign.

Duration:00:13:41

Friday, July 12th, 2019

7/12/2019
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This weekend parts of the southern U.S., including New Orleans, will be hit by the first tropical system to strike the U.S. this hurricane season. And, the president says he will no longer try and add a citizenship question to the Census. Also, singer R. Kelly has been arrested on federal charges in Chicago.

Duration:00:13:54

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

7/11/2019
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Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is defending a plea deal he oversaw nearly a dozen years ago as a U.S. attorney in Florida. And the British Navy stopped Iran from blocking a U.K. tanker. Also, one of the biggest teachers unions in the country is suing the U.S. Department of Education.

Duration:00:13:01

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

7/10/2019
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We go to the U.S. southern border as new data shows apprehensions of those crossing illegally were lower in June. A judge in the Census citizenship case says the Trump administration can't change its team of lawyers. Also, why are Democrats calling for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign?

Duration:00:14:04

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

7/9/2019
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Federal prosecutors have charged multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and paying victims to recruit other underage girls. And a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong that spawned mass protests is dead. Or is it? Also, the Affordable Care Act is back in court.

Duration:00:13:36

Monday, July 8th, 2019

7/8/2019
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Hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein faces allegations of sex trafficking. Iran says it exceeded a second uranium enrichment limit outlined in the 2015 nuclear deal. And, California is bracing for aftershocks following two powerful earthquakes.

Duration:00:13:36

Friday, July 5th, 2019

7/5/2019
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A recap of President Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event. Also, Sudan's military and civilians leaders reach an agreement to share power. And Canadians are struggling over whether to sell military equipment to Saudi Arabia.

Duration:00:13:17

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

7/4/2019
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Is President Trump getting ready for an Independence Day speech or a campaign event? Critics say the White House faces possible legal trouble if a July 4th address becomes partisan. And leaving the Gaza Strip can be difficult, but conditions there have deteriorated, and people are finding a way. We'll hear what Gazans told NPR's correspondent about what's driving them out.

Duration:00:13:06

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

7/3/2019
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A scathing new report from the Dept. of Homeland Security's own watchdog office says migrants are being held in overcrowded detention centers for too long. It also points to why there are growing dangers for Border Patrol agents at those facilities. And President Trump promises a July 4th celebration unlike any other. Why do critics say it's sure to be expensive for taxpayers?

Duration:00:13:15

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

7/2/2019
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What does a private Facebook page reveal about federal agents doing public business? Lawmakers are calling out U.S. Customs and Border Protection over a scathing investigative report and conditions they saw in a migrant detention facility. Also, Iran has breached a provision of the 2015 nuclear agreement. Where does that leave European countries that remain in the deal?

Duration:00:13:26

Monday, July 1st, 2019

7/1/2019
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President Donald Trump went for a walk on North Korean soil in a history-making photo op and meeting with Kim Jong Un. But can it turn into a step toward a nuclear agreement? Also, pro-democracy protesters are sweeping across Hong Kong. What are they demanding, weeks after previous demonstrations effectively stalled a bill on extradition to mainland China?

Duration:00:13:20

Friday, June 28th, 2019

6/28/2019
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An exchange over civil rights between California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden stood out during round two of the Democratic primary debates. What other issues did candidates focus on? And why does a man who smuggles migrants into the U.S. and Mexico say Trump administration policies are good for his business?

Duration:00:14:10

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

6/27/2019
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Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls sparred over policy issues in their first primary debate. What have voters learned as another ten candidates prepare for a second round tonight? And NPR has exclusive reporting on a possible rollback of a policy that protects undocumented family members of U.S. troops from deportation. Why are some advocates worried about an impact to military readiness?

Duration:00:13:31

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

6/26/2019
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Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify to Congress about his probe into election interference and the 2016 Trump campaign. What more can lawmakers expect to learn? Plus, the acting head of Customs and Border Protection is resigning amid criticism about how migrant children are being treated in U.S. custody. What, if anything, will a new leader do differently?

Duration:00:14:16

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

6/25/2019
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Iran's leaders lashed out at the Trump administration overnight for imposing new sanctions. This comes as U.S. officials are trying to build a coalition to protect shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. What kind of threat does Iran pose in the Gulf? Also, more than 300 migrant children are moving out of a squalid detention facility in Texas. How many more children are facing similar conditions at other facilities? Plus, how Oklahoma is planning to divide up its $85 million dollar opioid...

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