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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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Friday, May 24, 2019

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Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Senate approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package. And, a federal grand jury hit WikiLeaks' leader Julian Assange with new charges.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

5/23/2019
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President Trump's bipartisan infrastructure meeting escalates in blame-trading with Democrats. After 17 years in federal prison, John Walker Lindh is set to be released. He was captured in Afghanistan in 2001. The White House may blacklist a Chinese video surveillance company — is this the latest escalation in the ongoing trade war?

Duration:00:14:48

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. Viruses are genetically modified to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Duration:00:13:13

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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A fifth migrant child dies in U.S. custody. The White House eases a ban on Chinese company Huawei, while Google restricts access to its operating system and apps. And the U.S. tracks deals with Iran after it reimposed secondary sanctions against the country.

Duration:00:13:34

Monday, May 20, 2019

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The debate over abortion heats up ahead of the 2020 presidential election as more states pass restrictive laws and aim to get the issue to the Supreme Court. As the U.S. nears full employment, what does that mean for Americans' job prospects and paychecks? And, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has aired its final episode.

Duration:00:13:56

BONUS: The Murder Of The Rev. James Reeb

5/18/2019
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In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Ala. No one was ever held to account. We return to the town where it happened, searching for new leads in an old story. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's White Lies.

Duration:00:52:23

Friday, May 17, 2019

5/17/2019
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A federal judge orders the government to release parts of the Mueller report that were previously redacted. President Trump calls for an overhaul of how the U.S. handles legal immigration. A rural Kansas town grapples with its hospital's closure.

Duration:00:14:10

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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President Trump is set to unveil a new immigration plan. Tensions mount between the U.S. and Iran. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the Education Department has been blocking efforts to police the student loan industry.

Duration:00:13:45

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5/15/2019
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Alabama's Senate passes a controversial abortion bill. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate. And, Facebook announces it is tightening rules around its livestreaming feature.

Duration:00:13:33

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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The trade war between the U.S. and China escalates. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Russia for the first time since becoming top diplomat — what will top the agenda between two increasingly divided countries?

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Monday, May 13, 2019

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After the U.S. raised tariffs on China last week, Beijing vowed to retaliate — so far, it hasn't. As Congressional Democrats launch more investigations into President Trump, the White House has focused on one strategy: non-cooperation. And health workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened and attacked.

Duration:00:14:24

Friday, May 10, 2019

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Higher tariffs on Chinese imports go into effect as the U.S. and China continue to try and negotiate a trade deal. And, we'll hear from a Russian agent imprisoned in America. Also, Pope Francis has issued new rules requiring priests and nuns to report incidents of sexual abuse or cover-ups to church authorities.

Duration:00:14:31

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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A House committee voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress. Where does that fight lead? And U.S.-China trade delegations to begin two days of talks amid new tensions between both sides. Also, the Department of Health says pharmaceutical firms must include a drug's wholesale price in TV ads.

Duration:00:13:40

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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The House Judiciary Committee moves forward with a contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr. A year after the U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, Iran now says they will stop complying with some commitments of the deal. And, South African voters head to the polls.

Duration:00:13:47

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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The White House is fighting China in trade talks, but a new report found top advisers battled over whether to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. Also, a U.N. report warns that humans have put a million species at risk of extinction.

Duration:00:13:28

Monday, May 6, 2019

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After an escalation of violence at the Israel-Gaza border that left casualties on both sides, tensions settle down. Trump threatens a tariff hike against China. And, two Democratic presidential contenders campaign in South Carolina.

Duration:00:13:42

Friday, May 3, 2019

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Nancy Pelosi says Bill Barr committed a crime, accusing him of lying to congress. Can Democrats punish the Attorney General? The CEO of a major drug company has been convicted in a high-profile case linked to the opioid epidemic. The company bribed doctors to boost the sale of the drug fentanyl. Does this case set a precedent? And Syrian and Russian air strikes target one of the last rebel-held areas in Syria. The towns hit were supposedly demilitarized following an agreement between...

Duration:00:14:57

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Attorney General William Barr has chosen not to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Could Democrats hold him in contempt? Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido, called for the largest march in the country's history yesterday. Fewer than expected showed and those that did were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. And the extradition hearing for Julian Assange begins today in London. He was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in a British prison for skipping bail. What are the...

Duration:00:14:58

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Democrats have even more questions when Attorney General William Barr comes to testify today. We now know Robert Mueller had written Barr, saying his summary of the special counsel's report was inadequate. In Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido wants people and the military to abandon the president. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is with him. So how much support does Maduro still have? And Iraqi and Afghan interpreters worked alongside American troops with a promise that they'd be...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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President Trump likes infrastructure. So do Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. The two sides meet today. Can they agree on a plan? Demonstrations in Sudan led to the ouster of Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power. But those who rallied aren't finished yet. Protesters are now trying to use that power to take the government out of military control but things are getting tense as negotiations stall. And for the first time in 200 years, the Emperor of Japan has decided to abdicate the throne....

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