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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 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.

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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 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.

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Episodes

Saturday, June 6, 2020

6/6/2020
In Washington, D.C, and elsewhere, demonstrations continue this weekend. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds two-thirds of Americans say President Trump has increased racial tensions. An NFL statement expresses support for peaceful protests but does not mention Colin Kaepernick.

Duration:00:15:17

Friday, June 5, 2020

6/5/2020
As protests around policing and against the police killing of George Floyd continue across the U.S., a hearing in the case of the killing of a black man in Georgia by three white men has revealed new and disturbing details. Also, the shooting of a 22-year-old black man during protests in Omaha, Nebraska, is adding to unrest and spurring calls for justice. And, President Trump continues to insist that the protests are violent and may need military intervention. How is that message being...

Duration:00:14:07

Thursday, June 4, 2020

6/4/2020
Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and several other former senior military officials have condemned President Trump's threat to use the military to quell protests across the country. Also, all four of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd are now being charged. And, even with the coronavirus pandemic still raging across the country, can the economic damage caused begin to recover?

Duration:00:13:04

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

6/3/2020
Protests against the death of George Floyd were largely peaceful for the first time in many nights. We hear from a father in Los Angeles about how he is talking with his sons about this moment. Also, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department's practices and policies over the last decade. And, what is happening in Congress as the country comes to grips with both nationwide protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic?

Duration:00:12:42

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

6/2/2020
National Guard troops used tear gas and shot rubber bullets to clear a path through a peaceful protest in a city park in Washington, D.C. Also, President Trump threatened to call in the military to end protests around the country and then ventured outside the White House grounds to pose for photographs at a nearby church. And, we go back to Minneapolis to hear from the owner of the corner store that made the initial call to police that led to George Floyd's death.

Duration:00:13:07

Monday, June 1, 2020

6/1/2020
Protesters angry at the killing of a black man during an arrest by Minneapolis police raged across multiple cities in the U.S. over the weekend. How are leaders there and police responding? We check in with reporters in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

Duration:00:12:57

Saturday, May 30, 2020

5/30/2020
The police officer who pinned George Floyd to the ground has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Protests continued and turned violent in several cities, including Minneapolis. Amid a blistering verbal attack on China, President Trump says he's pulling the U.S. out of the World Health Organization even as the country is in the middle of a pandemic.

Duration:00:14:30

Friday, May 29, 2020

5/29/2020
Chaos gripped the Twin Cities again Thursday night into Friday as peaceful protests gave way to spasms of looting and fire-setting. Also, seven people were shot at a protest in Louisville, Kentucky related to the killing of a black woman by police. And, President Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies.

Duration:00:12:57

Thursday, May 28, 2020

5/28/2020
COVID-19, the highly infectious viral disease that has been spreading across the globe, has taken more than 100,000 American lives. Also, the rift between the U.S. and China is growing as the U.S. State Department says they no longer consider Hong Kong to have significant autonomy under Chinese rule. And, violent protests broke out in Minneapolis and other parts of Minnesota overnight in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody.

Duration:00:12:54

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

5/27/2020
Protests erupted and now four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody. Also, Twitter adding fact-check warnings to two tweets by President Trump in which he claimed without evidence that mail-in voting was fraudulent. And, an NPR investigation found that some communities of color in Texas don't have as much access to coronavirus testing as white communities.

Duration:00:13:23

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

5/26/2020
The unemployment benefit meant to keep many afloat during the pandemic is set to expire at the end of July and lawmakers need to decide what to do next. Also, the pandemic poses challenges to voting in the upcoming presidential election. And, many public schools are facing financial meltdown due to state budget cuts caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Duration:00:12:18

Monday, May 25, 2020

5/25/2020
The U.S. has banned travel from Brazil after a surge in coronavirus cases there. Also, protests sparked on Sunday in response to China's plans to tighten its control over Hong Kong through security legislation. And, a federal judge has ruled that a Florida state law that would have required felons to pay any outstanding court fees and fines before they can register to vote is unconstitutional.

Duration:00:13:49

BONUS: How One Woman Inspired The Design For The N95 Mask

5/24/2020
The N95 respirator has become one of the most coveted items in the world, especially by medical professionals. But how did this seemingly simple mask become the lifesaving tool it is today? In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast, Throughline, we follow the curious history of one of the most important defenses in our fight against COVID-19.

Duration:00:41:41

Saturday, May 23, 2020

5/23/2020
Alabama is reopening despite a shortage of intensive care beds in Montgomery. A surge in demand for antibody tests runs the risk of giving people and employers a false sense of security. As Beijing tightens its grip, Hong Kong reacts.

Duration:00:13:49

Friday, May 22, 2020

5/22/2020
Beijing has signaled it will push through sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong, its most aggressive effort yet to exert its control over the semi-autonomous city. Also, the Centers for Disease Control has new recommendations for colleges and universities preparing to welcome back students during the coronavirus pandemic. And, legal proceedings have come to a virtual standstill at the U.S. military court and prison at Guantánamo Bay due to the pandemic. So what happens now?

Duration:00:13:04

Thursday, May 21, 2020

5/21/2020
A Columbia University analysis estimates that tens of thousands of U.S. deaths could have been prevented with earlier lockdowns. Also, new coronavirus data shows declines in new cases of the virus, hospitalizations and deaths across all but a few areas of the United States. So what about the cities where cases have merely plateaued? And, Syrian officials who fled the nation's civil war are on trial in Germany, charged with war crimes.

Duration:00:13:08

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

5/20/2020
How quickly can the U.S. economy rebound from the coronavirus shutdown? And, with traffic dramatically down in recent months, the U.S. is in the middle of an accidental experiment showing what happens to air pollution when millions of people stop driving. Also, a massive cyclone in the Bay of Bengal poses deadly risks in a vulnerable part of the world.

Duration:00:13:20

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

5/19/2020
President Trump and his health secretary say the World Health Organization failed in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and threatened to permanently end U.S. funding. Also, the president says he has been taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc to protect against the coronavirus. And, a Senate committee will question Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the first wave of coronavirus aid.

Duration:00:13:00

Monday, May 18, 2020

5/18/2020
The World Health Organization annual oversight meeting kicks off today amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe. Also, some of the biggest automakers are starting up their assembly lines again. What safety measures are they taking? And, Florida's two biggest counties are re-opening non-essential businesses even as the state is seeing new coronavirus cases trending up.

Duration:00:12:52

BONUS: Hotel Corona

5/17/2020
As Israelis were in isolation, under lockdown, 180 patients in one COVID-19 ward were eating, dancing and laughing together across religious lines. Welcome to the Hotel Corona. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's international podcast Rough Translation, host Gregory Warner takes you to Jerusalem to tell a story that follows familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory.

Duration:00:35:05