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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 Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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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 Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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Episodes

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

10/5/2022
The fight over Mar-a-Lago documents goes to the Supreme Court. OPEC wants to boost oil prices. And the U.S. tries to support Iranian protesters while striking a nuclear deal with their government.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

10/4/2022
Testimony begins in the seditious conspiracy trial against the Oath Keepers, Would Putin take the risk of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine? And North Korea provokes its neighbors with a ballistic missile test.

Duration:00:13:47

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

10/3/2022
Officials were slow to issue mandatory evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian loomed over Florida. Brazil's presidential election goes to a runoff later this month after President Jair Bolsonaro faired better than expected in the first round. And the US Supreme Court begins a new term today.

Duration:00:13:24

'A Place Called Home'

10/2/2022
David Ambroz doesn't remember a time before he was homeless. He, his mother and two siblings spent much of his childhood surviving on the streets of New York City. As a teenager he entered the world of state custody, which came with its own uncertainty. In Ambroz's memoir "A Place Called Home" he tells a vivid story of hunger, welfare, his mother's mental illness and abuse, and how he overcame all of that to build a new life.

Duration:00:20:44

Saturday, October 1, 2022

10/1/2022
Floridians face a hard recovery after Hurricane Ian tore through the state. Inflation and the war in Ukraine have financial markets reeling. Several Republican-led states sue in an effort to stop President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan.

Duration:00:15:56

Friday, September 30, 2022

9/30/2022
More than 700 people needed to be rescued after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida. We hear from some of them. Russia moves to annex four occupied areas of Ukraine. And threats of violence hang over Brazil's upcoming presidential election.

Duration:00:14:06

Thursday, September 29, 2022

9/29/2022
Hurricane Ian roared ashore in Southwest Florida bringing historic flooding and winds more than 140mph. Some European leaders are blaming Russia for explosions that damaged two gas pipelines in the Baltic sea. And the Bank of England steps in to prevent economic turmoil in the UK.

Duration:00:13:21

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

9/28/2022
Hurricane Ian is making its presence known on Florida's Gulf Coast after knocking out power all over Cuba. Two and a half million people are under evacuation orders across the state. There are a lot of questions about leaks at two offshore pipelines that transport Russian gas to Europe. Several nations have called the leaks suspicious and point the finger at Moscow. And what's the Biden administration's plan to get Americans better access to healthy food?

Duration:00:13:40

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

9/27/2022
The founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group will stand trial for his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Why this case could have far-reaching implications for other January 6 defendants. A gunman opened fire at a military recruitment center in Russia's Siberia region yesterday. It's part of a growing resistance in Russia against a military mobilization to support the ongoing war in Ukraine. And protests in Iran over the killing of 22-year-old woman intensify.

Duration:00:13:49

Monday, September 26, 2022

9/26/2022
A far-right nationalist is on track to become Italy's first female prime minister. What led Italians to back a candidate who is accused of spreading white supremacist ideas? Also, thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country to avoid military service under President Putin's mobilization order. Plus, why NASA scientists are getting ready to slam one of their spacecrafts into an asteroid.

Duration:00:13:06

The Black Gate: A Uyghur Family's Story, Part 2

9/25/2022
In the second and final part of our series "The Black Gate: A Uyghur's Family's Story," a Uyghur man returns to China to find his children who've been sent to "boarding schools" and his wife who's spent two years in prison. In the Xinjiang region of western China, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups have been arrested and detained. Many are still desperately searching for their families.

Duration:00:32:02

Saturday, September 24, 2022

9/24/2022
Global markets tumbled this week, deepening fears of a possible recession ahead. Hurricane Fiona weakens to a post tropical storm as it hits eastern Canada. Some Russian men flee to Turkey as they try to avoid the military call up to fight in Ukraine.

Duration:00:13:16

Friday, September 23, 2022

9/23/2022
Referendums are taking place in Russian occupied regions of Ukraine on whether to become part of Russia. Some health experts warn of a particularly hard flu season ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. Energy and climate leaders are in Pittsburgh for a forum on green energy solutions ahead of the UN climate summit this fall.

Duration:00:13:39

Thursday, September 22, 2022

9/22/2022
The legal troubles of former President Trump continue to mount, as federal judges rule against him in the DOJ investigation, and a new lawsuit is filed. In an ongoing effort to tackle inflation the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again. Protests in Iran continue after a young woman died while in police custody.

Duration:00:14:16

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

9/21/2022
Russian President Putin announces a partial military mobilization of army reservists. Migrant advocates have sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over his political stunt that relocated migrants from Texas to Massachusetts. One community in Puerto Rico faces a daunting recovery after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. **This episode has been updated with an accurate pronunciation of Yesenia Nazario.

Duration:00:13:42

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

9/20/2022
Puerto Rico faces an island-wide blackout after Hurricane Fiona caused serious flash floods and mudslides. Health experts weigh in on President Biden's statement that the pandemic is over. Johnson and Johnson is in federal court, over its attempt to use bankruptcy to avoid an onslaught of lawsuits.

Duration:00:13:43

Monday, September 19, 2022

9/19/2022
Funeral services are held for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Hurricane Fiona pummels Puerto Rico. President Biden says the U.S. will defend Taiwan if China stages an "unprecedented attack" on the island.

Duration:00:14:09

The Black Gate: A Uyghur Family's Story, Part 1

9/18/2022
It has been called a genocide and a possible crime against humanity. In the Xinjiang region of western China, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups have been arrested and detained. Many are still desperately searching for their families. In this episode, the first of a two-part series, NPR's China Correspondent Emily Feng and language rights activist Abduweli Ayup tell the story of one Uyghur man and his efforts to reunite with his wife and young children, who were...

Duration:00:27:09

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9/17/2022
Ukrainian officials are investigating the hundreds of graves discovered after recapturing Izium this week. In the U.S., immigration advocates and lawyers are working to help the migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard. And while millions of new booster shots are available to protect against Omicron, uptake is slow.

Duration:00:16:00

Friday, September 16, 2022

9/16/2022
Democrats and immigration activists are calling Florida's flights of migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard "inhumane" and a "political stunt." But Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says the flights help protect his state from the costs of illegal immigration. A new NPR/Marist poll surveys economic trends with incomes not matching the rising cost of living. And, attention in Britain will soon turn to King Charles III, as he tries to guide the monarchy in a new era.

Duration:00:15:02