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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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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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The Trump Administration insists that the U.S. economy is in great shape. But the White House is exploring tax cuts - a move often used when an economy is struggling. So why these cuts and what could they look like? The U.S. has promised to continue its economic sanctions on Iran. With no end to the sanctions in sight, how are U.S. pressure tactics effecting everyday life in Iran? And Syrian opposition fighters are facing defeat in a key strategic town they've held for years. This comes...

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

8/20/2019
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Five years after Eric Garner's death - the police officer who placed him in a choke hold has been fired. Garner's family wants more. But the officer is planning to fight back as well. What does that action look like? We've seen the fight for democracy in Hong Kong, play out on the city's streets. Now the world's biggest social media companies say it's also unfolding online. They describe a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign. What message is Beijing sending? And we've got new data...

Duration:00:13:36

Monday, August 19th, 2019

8/19/2019
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A suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul killed 63. The Islamic State in Afghanistan claimed responsibility. This comes amid peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. What does this mean for the security of Afghan citizens? In California, the shooting of Stephon Clark last year led to widespread demonstrations. Now, a new law there will raise the bar for when it is reasonable for the police to use deadly force. Could it be adopted nationwide? And there are changes coming...

Duration:00:13:53

Friday, August 16th, 2019

8/16/2019
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After banning two Muslim members of Congress from visiting, Israel is now allowing one of them limited access to visit a relative. Why did Israel deny Representatives Omar and Tlaib entry in the first place? Also, how is President Trump convincing his base to back him for a second term? Plus, business owners worry about losing their immigrant workforce to ICE raids.

Duration:00:14:37

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

8/15/2019
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The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday, marking the worst day for stocks this year. Are there signs of an oncoming recession? And six officers were shot during a stand-off in Philadelphia yesterday. What do we know about the suspected gunman now in police custody? Plus, how divisions among demonstrators in Hong Kong could undermine the pro-democracy movement.

Duration:00:13:36

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

8/14/2019
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Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong have been demonstrating for 10 straight weeks. How could China clamp down, and what kinds of consequences could it face for doing so? Also, the U.S. is postponing some tariffs on Chinese goods until after the holiday shopping season. What kind of economic pain is the Trump administration trying to avoid? Plus, one of opera's most renowned stars is accused of sexual misconduct. What are the allegations against Plácido Domingo?

Duration:00:13:29

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

8/13/2019
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The Trump administration wants to deny green cards to immigrants who use welfare programs. How will officials determine which immigrants are too poor to live in America? Also, Attorney General William Barr takes aim at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead by apparent suicide. The jail has a long history of severe staffing shortages and violence, so why are officials just now expressing outrage? Plus, how is Beijing preparing for escalating tensions with...

Duration:00:13:31

Monday, August 12th, 2019

8/12/2019
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Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking underage girls, died in jail by apparent suicide Saturday. Why was he not being closely watched after a supposed suicide attempt just three weeks ago? Also, Hong Kong airport grounds all flights because of anti-government protests. How much worse can clashes between protesters and the government get?

Duration:00:13:55

Friday, August 9th, 2019

8/9/2019
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signals he's ready to talk about gun reform. Why are Republicans starting to consider gun legislation they've long resisted? Also, President Trump names a new acting Director of National Intelligence. Why was the woman next in line for the position overlooked? Plus, a Michigan man deported to Iraq was found dead this week in Baghdad. He had lived in America almost his whole life, so why did he end up in Iraq, a country he'd never seen?

Duration:00:13:17

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

8/8/2019
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Hundreds of ICE agents raided food processing plants across Mississippi yesterday. What will happen to the 680 workers now in detention? Also, Republicans are signaling support for so-called red-flag laws, which would get guns out of the hands of people deemed dangerous. So, why are Democrats unsatisfied? Plus, Puerto Rico swears in its third governor in a week. Has the island moved past the worst of its political turmoil?

Duration:00:13:12

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

8/7/2019
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President Trump will visit El Paso, Texas today to console a community in mourning. How will grieving families receive him? Also, a new lawsuit claims the Boy Scouts of America continues to cover up a "pedophilia epidemic." What is the organization doing to root out and report scoutmasters preying on young boys? Plus, China issues a chilling warning to protesters in Hong Kong.

Duration:00:14:17

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

8/6/2019
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Mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have renewed the debate around guns. The same debate that followed shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown, Parkland, and Aurora. Will the outcome be any different this time? Also, more on the lives lost in El Paso and the injured victims fighting to survive the deadly attack. Plus, India's government tries to tighten control over the disputed territory of Kashmir. How will India's only Muslim majority-state respond?

Duration:00:13:20

Breaking News Update: President Trump Addresses Nation After Mass Shootings

8/5/2019
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks from the White House in response to two weekend shootings. NPR's Tamara Keith and Scott Detrow join with analysis.

Duration:00:11:43

Monday, August 5th, 2019

8/5/2019
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What drove two young white men in Texas and Ohio to each carry out unconnected massacres over the weekend? An anti-immigrant manifesto by one of the the suspected gunmen appeared on the website 8chan minutes before the attack. What is site's connection to white nationalism?

Duration:00:13:51

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

8/2/2019
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President Trump said the U.S. will impose more tariffs on products imported from China if a deal can't be reached by September. And some Americans who studied in China are being questioned by the FBI, Also, Puerto Rico's governor is resigning, but who will take his place?

Duration:00:13:51

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

8/1/2019
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On the second night of the Democratic primary debate, Joe Biden's record was a big focus. What else did the candidates talk about? Also, we look at why the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been so difficult to contain.

Duration:00:13:45

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

7/31/2019
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We breakdown some highlights and takeaways from the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. Also, the Fed is expected to cut interest rates. What does that mean for the U.S. economy?

Duration:00:13:43

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

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The Democratic presidential candidates begin a second round of debates Tuesday night in Detroit. A vigil is held for shooting victims in Gilroy, California. And, Capital One Bank is dealing with a major data breach.

Duration:00:13:52

Monday, July 29th, 2019

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A gunman killed 3 people in a shooting at a Northern California garlic festival. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will leave the administration next month. Also, President Trump attacks Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings in weekend tweets.

Duration:00:13:53

Friday, July 26th, 2019

7/26/2019
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A report from the Senate Intelligence Committee says Russia targeted all 50 states in the 2016 election. The U.S. government will carry out the death penalty for the first time in nearly two decades. Also, Moscow prepares for protests against alleged interference in its own elections.

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