Up First

Up First


NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King, David Greene and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

6 Episodes

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    Tuesday, September 29, 2020


    The New York Times report about the president's taxes will likely be a hot topic tonight as Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off on the debate stage for the first time. Also, infection rates are climbing at a staggering rate in India as the world marks one million COVID deaths. And, more than 68,000 people are under evacuation orders as two fast-moving wildfires tear through Northern California's wine country.
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    Monday, September 28, 2020


    The New York Times says it's obtained about two decades worth of President Trump's financial records, showing he avoided paying taxes for years. Also, GOP leadership have been heavily promoting the president's pick to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. They're rushing to fill the vacancy left by Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death before the election. And, a federal judge in Washington blocked President Trump's order banning new downloads of the popular video-sharing app Tik Tok, but the company's legal battles are far from over.
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020


    In this bonus episode of Code Switch, NPR's podcast about race and identity, hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby find out how a police killing in Minneapolis in May lead people thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean to pull down the statue of a slave trader who's been dead for nearly three centuries.
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    Saturday, Septermber 26, 2020


    A conservative judge is tipped to be the nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. We look at the latest on COVID-19 vaccine trials. And the grand jury decision in killing of Breonna Taylor has lead to more protests and no closure for her family and community.
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    Friday, September 25, 2020


    The President is refusing to say he'll accept the results of the election, casting doubts about the legitimacy of the ballots. Also, protesters marched for a second night in Louisville, Kentucky calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor case. Kentucky's governor and Louisville's mayor have called on the attorney general to release the grand jury's evidence. And, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says the pandemic is causing more people to reach out for help, reversing decades of progress with homelessness among vets.
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020


    Protest continue in cities around the country after a grand jury ruled that the actions of two police officers who shot at Breonna Taylor were justified. A third officer is charged with endangering her neighbors. Two officers were shot during protests in Louisville, KY. Also, President Trump says the White House can overrule the FDA's guidelines for a COVID vaccine. While the CDC is releasing new data showing young people are spreading the virus. And, the Trump administration is threatening to cut funding to hospitals who fail to report data about COVID-19 to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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