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Up First

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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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The most concise, informative, and engaging news

By kkecksers - Aug 07 2019
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Love this station. Best, quick way to stay up to date.

Precise and Fair

By zdrtyhnm - Aug 06 2019
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My morning starts with this podcast- reliable, fair and short.

iTunes Ratings

20364 Ratings
Average Ratings
16805
1670
667
483
739

The most concise, informative, and engaging news

By kkecksers - Aug 07 2019
Read more
Love this station. Best, quick way to stay up to date.

Precise and Fair

By zdrtyhnm - Aug 06 2019
Read more
My morning starts with this podcast- reliable, fair and short.
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Up First

Updated 9 days ago

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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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Rank #1: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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The Trump Administration insists that the U.S. economy is in great shape. But the White House is exploring tax cuts - a move often used when an economy is struggling. So why these cuts and what could they look like? The U.S. has promised to continue its economic sanctions on Iran. With no end to the sanctions in sight, how are U.S. pressure tactics effecting everyday life in Iran? And Syrian opposition fighters are facing defeat in a key strategic town they've held for years. This comes after a major offensive carried out by Assad's government forces and backed by Russia. What's the humanitarian impact on civilians living there?
Aug 21 2019
13 mins
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Rank #2: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

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Five years after Eric Garner's death - the police officer who placed him in a choke hold has been fired. Garner's family wants more. But the officer is planning to fight back as well. What does that action look like? We've seen the fight for democracy in Hong Kong, play out on the city's streets. Now the world's biggest social media companies say it's also unfolding online. They describe a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign. What message is Beijing sending? And we've got new data on gun control. Regardless of political affiliation, regardless of whether you own a gun or not, we found that the majority of Americans want 'red flag' laws. What impact would that legislation have?
Aug 20 2019
13 mins
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Rank #3: Monday, August 19th, 2019

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A suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul killed 63. The Islamic State in Afghanistan claimed responsibility. This comes amid peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. What does this mean for the security of Afghan citizens? In California, the shooting of Stephon Clark last year led to widespread demonstrations. Now, a new law there will raise the bar for when it is reasonable for the police to use deadly force. Could it be adopted nationwide? And there are changes coming for reproductive health clinics. As of today, if they want federal money, they can't refer patients to abortion providers. What does this mean for the low-income women who rely on these clinics?
Aug 19 2019
13 mins
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Rank #4: Friday, August 16th, 2019

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After banning two Muslim members of Congress from visiting, Israel is now allowing one of them limited access to visit a relative. Why did Israel deny Representatives Omar and Tlaib entry in the first place? Also, how is President Trump convincing his base to back him for a second term? Plus, business owners worry about losing their immigrant workforce to ICE raids.
Aug 16 2019
14 mins
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Rank #5: Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday, marking the worst day for stocks this year. Are there signs of an oncoming recession? And six officers were shot during a stand-off in Philadelphia yesterday. What do we know about the suspected gunman now in police custody? Plus, how divisions among demonstrators in Hong Kong could undermine the pro-democracy movement.
Aug 15 2019
13 mins
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