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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.Support NPR's reporting by subscribing to Up First+ and unlock sponsor-free listening. Learn more at plus.npr.org/UpFirst

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Memphis releases footage of the violent traffic stop that resulted in the death of Tyre Nichols. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the Middle East amid renewed violence. NPR returns to a particular Walmart for more insight into the economy.


28 Jan 2023

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Friday, January 27th, 2023

Five police officers are charged in the death of Tyre Nichols, Republicans disagree on what it means to be conservative, U.S. officials weigh how to oversee risky virus research.


27 Jan 2023

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

What new federal data may reveal about consumer confidence and the U.S. economy, Meta lets Donald Trump back on Facebook, social media companies face pressure to crack down on online fentanyl sales.


26 Jan 2023

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

A U.S. official says the Biden administration is "leaning towards" sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine, Tesla reports earnings amid turmoil, the U.S. attempts to strengthen ties in Africa.


25 Jan 2023

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Seven are dead and one is injured after California's second mass shooting in three days, U.S. senators hold a hearing on ticketing giant Ticketmaster, nominees for the 2023 Oscars are announced.


24 Jan 2023

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Monday, January 23, 2023

The latest on the deadly shooting in Monterey Park, President Biden's lawyers uncover more classified material at his Delaware home, and the FDA considers changing how COVID vaccines are administered.


23 Jan 2023

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Chapter 2: The Walled City

Every year, thousands of migrants arrive at the northern end of the African continent. Many have traveled for years, through jungle, farmland and the vast Sahara desert, hoping to cross into Europe, where they believe a better future awaits.Last week on Up First Sunday, we told the story of Senegalese migrants embarking on the dangerous journey to Europe by sea. This week, we consider a different kind of crossing. In North Africa, Spain controls two small cities: Ceuta and Melilla. If migrants can scale the heavily fortified border fences surrounding these enclave cities, they will officially be on European soil. We check in with Ari Shapiro, the co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, as he explores the realities facing migrants just outside of the walled city of Melilla–in Nador, Morocco.This is the second episode from our series following the connections between climate change, migration and rising political extremism. Chapter 3 publishes next Sunday.


22 Jan 2023

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Protesters continue to take to the streets in Peru demanding that the President step down and for new elections. The U.S. will send a large package of weapons to Ukraine, but not the tanks Ukraine wants so badly. Coffee pods may not be as great for the environment as the latest buzz suggests.


21 Jan 2023

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Ukraine's Western allies consider whether to send battle tanks to the country, what's next for the March for Life after Dobbs, China celebrates the Lunar New Year amid relaxed COVID rules.


20 Jan 2023

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

A high stakes debt ceiling fight looms on Capitol Hill, the tech industry turns to layoffs as it faces a sharp downturn, the dos and don'ts of handling classified documents,


19 Jan 2023

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