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  • Up First for Monday July 6, 2020

    Jul 06 2020

    In speeches, the president painted a picture of a divided America. Scientists examine other ways COVID-19 can spread. And, Israel is criticized for focusing on West Bank annexation rather than COVID-19.

  • Saturday, July 4, 2020

    Jul 04 2020

    President Trump delivered an acrimonious speech stoking divisions at Mount Rushmore, and mentioning the pandemic only once. As coronavirus cases surge in Texas the governor mandates the use of masks. And ahead of a holiday weekend, we'll talk about how human behavior shapes the trajectory of the pandemic.

  • Up First for Friday July 3, 2020

    Jul 03 2020

    After a major surge in COVID-19 cases, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered nearly all residents to wear masks. Meanwhile, large parts of California are shutting down again due to a rise in cases there. The FBI has arrested Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Thursday July 2, 2020

    Jul 02 2020

    After a June full of economic starts and stops, the jobs report will tell us more about the economic outlook. Next, the Biden campaign saw huge fundraising numbers this month, but can they turn dollars into votes? Finally, Seattle police have dismantled the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone.

  • Wednesday July 1, 2020

    Jul 01 2020

    To understand more about Russia's bounty program, we take a closer look at how intelligence is gathered and shared. Advertisers are boycotting Facebook saying it fails to deal with hate speech on its platform. And as COVID-19 infection rates balloon, there's a new tool tallying local outbreaks.

  • Tuesday June 30, 2020

    Jun 30 2020

    Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is up, but not up enough. Meanwhile, some Democrats head to the White House to learn more about what the president knew about a Russian bounty program. Elsewhere, China has passed a new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in Hong Kong.