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Up First

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.

Episodes

  • Friday, August 23rd, 2019

    Aug 23 2019

    Brazil's indigenous women are marching. They're fighting to protect the Amazon rainforest, which has been engulfed in flames. Who's to blame for the fires? France's president Emanuel Macron is calling the Amazon fires an "international crisis". He wants it to top the agenda at this weekend's G-7 summit. But will concerns over the global economy steal the limelight? And we will go to the streets of Tehran where U.S. sanctions are hitting Iranians hard. In a country where free speech is normally s...more

  • Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

    Aug 22 2019

    More red ink is being predicted by congressional budget forecasters - nearly a trillion dollars this year alone. What does the growing deficit tell us about the economy's health? The detention of migrant families and children has been one of the defining and most controversial policies of the Trump administration. Now a new rule would end time limits on detentions. Is this a shift toward holding migrant families indefinitely? And NPR gains exclusive access to a lab in New York where researchers ...more

  • Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

    Aug 21 2019

    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 after a ...more

  • Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

    Aug 20 2019

    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 on gu...more

  • Monday, August 19th, 2019

    Aug 19 2019

    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 for r...more