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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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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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Episodes

Friday, February 28, 2020

2/28/2020
Stocks continue their free-fall amid fears of the coronavirus. Scientists suggest ways people can prepare for an outbreak. And, South Carolina's Democratic primary takes place Saturday

Duration:00:13:59

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2/27/2020
U.S. confirms coronavirus case of unknown origin. Handling the outbreak is a big political moment for President Trump. And, three days of violence in New Delhi leaves dozens of people dead. Correction: An earlier version of this podcast said the new coronavirus case was in San Francisco. The patient is actually at the UC Davis Medical Center, and is from Solano County, Calif.

Duration:00:13:20

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2/26/2020
Democratic presidential candidates attacked front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders during a chaotic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. NPR asks where voters are on candidates and issues that matter to them with the launch of a new reporting project in advance of the 2020 election. Public health officials warn that a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is only a matter of time.

Duration:00:13:08

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2/25/2020
The World Health Organization is not yet declaring coronavirus a pandemic, despite fears over the virus spreading in new countries. Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage in South Carolina tonight ahead of primaries in that state on Saturday. President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are meeting in New Delhi to discuss trade, amid deadly protests in the Indian capital.

Duration:00:14:17

Monday, February 24, 2020

2/24/2020
While there are signs that the coronavirus epidemic in China is slowing down, outbreaks in other parts of the world including Iran, Italy, and South Korea are raising alarm. After Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' decisive victory in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are looking ahead to South Carolina's primary. President Trump visits India and appears at a rally in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Duration:00:13:03

Saturday, February 22, 2020

2/22/2020
U.S. officials have warned Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help him win the Democratic nomination. Officials have also said that Russia favors President Trump's re-election. In South Korea, a growing number of COVID-19 infections, about half linked to a controversial church. And in Iran, low voter turnout in the country's parliamentary elections now means that conservatives have virtually no opposition.

Duration:00:13:06

Friday, February 21, 2020

2/21/2020
Russia wants to help President Donald Trump win a second term in office. That's what a top intelligence officer reportedly told lawmakers last week. Nevada will hold its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday. State party leaders will use new technology to count the votes. But after the fiasco in Iowa, many observers are concerned. As the nine-year war in Syria continues, Idlib is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis.

Duration:00:13:18

Thursday, February 20, 2020

2/20/2020
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't exactly get a warm welcome from his rivals on the debate stage. Political operative Roger Stone will be sentenced on Thursday. Will the presiding judge stick with the original sentence? Eleven people are dead after a gunman opened fire in the German town of Hanau. The suspected shooter reportedly left a written confession expressing far-right views.

Duration:00:13:18

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2/19/2020
President Trump grants clemency to eleven people, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. The ninth debate of the Democratic presidential primary takes place in Nevada tonight. Five months after voting took place, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wins reelection.

Duration:00:14:20

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

2/18/2020
The Chinese government has kept 760 million people under lockdown to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primary enters a new phase with primary contests in more diverse states. Jury deliberations begin in the New York trial of Harvey Weinstein.

Duration:00:13:16

Monday, February 17, 2020

2/17/2020
People quarantined at sea aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess begin heading home. President Trump holds rallies in early voting states, though he faces little opposition from within his own party for the nomination. In Iraq, months of popular protest begin to wane.

Duration:00:13:24

Saturday, February 15, 2020

2/15/2020
Quarantined Americans to be evacuated from cruise ship in Japan, meanwhile a large number of health care workers in China test positive for coronavirus. Tension between President Trump and Attorney General Barr increases questions about independence of the Department of Justice. U.S. officials at Munich Security Conference mostly quiet on US/Taliban Peace Agreement.

Duration:00:13:40

Friday, February 14, 2020

2/14/2020
Attorney General William Barr criticizes President Trump in an interview with ABC news. The Trump Administration diverts 3.8 billion dollars in earmarked Pentagon funds to build 177 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Defense works on new techniques to curb the spread of illnesses like coronavirus.

Duration:00:13:05

Thursday, February 13, 2020

2/13/2020
Democratic presidential hopefuls look ahead to upcoming state primaries. The Department of Education investigates mishandling of foreign money at top U.S. universities. Customs and Border Protection says that officers inappropriately detained Iranian Americans at the U.S.-Canada border.

Duration:00:13:19

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

2/12/2020
Senator Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary. All four prosecutors resign in the Roger Stone case after the Department of Justice requests a more lenient sentence. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returns home after meeting with heads of state around the world.

Duration:00:13:54

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2/11/2020
Voters in New Hampshire make their choice for the Democratic presidential contender. Health officials worry about the spread of the coronavirus outside China. Two large teacher unions question the effectiveness of active shooter drills.

Duration:00:13:45

Monday, February 10, 2020

2/10/2020
Coronavirus deaths reach a new record in China. As Democratic candidates prepare for the New Hampshire primary, how have their campaign strategies evolved? The film, 'Parasite,' is the first non-English language film to win best picture.

Duration:00:14:07

BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

2/9/2020
When Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the United States on January 3rd, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander suddenly became a household name. But in Iran, he's been a potent symbol for decades, shaping conflicts in the region and with the U.S. In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline, the origins of the shadow commander and the complicated legacy of what he means to Iran.

Duration:00:48:13

Saturday, February 8, 2020

2/8/2020
Seven Democratic presidential candidates met on stage in New Hampshire last night. The White House has removed the Vindman brothers and recalled Amb. Sondland. And a doctor's death is prompting Chinese people to express their anger.

Duration:00:13:23

Friday, February 7, 2020

2/7/2020
The full results from Iowa are finally in, and it's essentially a tie. What kind of pressure will Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders get from the other candidates in Friday's Democratic debate, and how will they take on each another? In China, people are grieving for a doctor who raised an early alarm about the coronavirus. And a former Olympic doctor said he was fired by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for reporting abuse cases. Now he's filing a lawsuit against the committee.

Duration:00:13:43