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  • Friday, March 5, 2021

    Mar 05 2021

    The Labor Department's new jobs report comes out today as Congress is poised to pass a new round of COVID-19 relief. The Biden administration ended Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, but that doesn't mean the asylum system is up and running. And, the Chinese national parliament meeting that begins today will include a proposal to give the Chinese government new control over Hong Kong's elections. (Correction: The audio of this podcast reports that the Biden administration is converting three det...more

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021

    Mar 04 2021

    President Joe Biden is pushing states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March so schools can reopen for in-person instruction. The House cancels its session today because of a renewed security threat. And, Pope Francis will become the first pope to visit Iraq.

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    Mar 03 2021

    Biden announces there will be enough COVID-19 vaccines for every adult in America by May. Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. And, Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that statewide COVID-19 restrictions will end next week.

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    Mar 02 2021

    FBI Director Christopher Wray faces Senator's questions about the Capitol riot on January 6th. Georgia Republicans have passed new restrictions on voting in the state. And, an NPR investigation finds that health care provider One Medical distributed COVID-19 to ineligible people, some with connections to leadership.

  • Monday, March 1, 2021

    Mar 01 2021

    Georgia is again at the center of the election debate, as Republicans look to change voting laws. One conservative writer says it's part of the GOP's backing of "anti-democratic authoritarianism." In this bonus episode of Up First, host Steve Inskeep reports on why Republicans are moving to fix elections that weren't broken.

  • Monday, March 1, 2021

    Mar 01 2021

    President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package heads to the Senate. A second former aide is alleging that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her. And, military forces in Myanmar have killed at least 18 people on the deadliest day of protest since the military coup on February 1.