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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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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 anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong?
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019, NPR
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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?
Monday, August 12th, 2019, NPR
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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?
Friday, August 9th, 2019, NPR
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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?
Thursday, August 8th, 2019, NPR
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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.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019, NPR
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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?
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, NPR
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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.
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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?
Monday, August 5th, 2019, NPR
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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?
Friday, August 2nd, 2019, NPR
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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.
Thursday, August 1st, 2019, NPR
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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?
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, NPR
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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.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, NPR
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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.
Monday, July 29th, 2019, NPR
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We dive deep on the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. And after nearly two weeks of protests, the governor of Puerto Rico has resigned.
Thursday, July 25th, 2019, NPR
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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.
Friday, July 26th, 2019, NPR
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies Wednesday before two House panels. The Justice Department launches an anti-trust review into major tech firms. And a Pennsylvania school district rebuffs donor efforts to pay lunch debts.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, NPR
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Members of the ruling conservative party have elected Boris Johnson as their new leader. He will become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
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President Trump and congressional leaders strike a budget deal. Britain's new prime minister is to be announced Tuesday. And, Britain is at odds with the U.S. over how to manage tensions with Iran.
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, NPR
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Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he won't seek re-election. In Hong Kong, protests around China's control over the territory continue. Also, tensions are raised when Iran seizes a British oil tanker.
Monday, July 22nd, 2019, NPR
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The U.S. destroys an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz. We hear from Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And, a heat wave is building across the U.S. Also, we have some details about next week's highly-anticipated testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller.
Friday, July 19th, 2019, NPR
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