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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.

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    The West will impose more sanctions on Russian oil to defund its war in Ukraine. France's Macron is guest at Biden's first state dinner. FTX founder ignores his lawyers' advice and takes questions.

    • 12 min
    November 30, 2022

    November 30, 2022

    Prosecutors get rare seditious conspiracy conviction in Jan. 6 case. NATO foreign ministers meet on Ukraine. Republicans join Democrats on same-sex marriage bill; will they do the same on rail strike?

    • 13 min
    November 29, 2022

    November 29, 2022

    China cracks down on protesters. Supreme Court to hear arguments over how to enforce immigration laws. After battling off the pitch, Team USA and Iran face off in the World Cup.

    • 13 min
    Monday, November 28, 2022

    Monday, November 28, 2022

    Chinese people protest government's COVID lockdown. Democrats rush to pass bills before Republicans take over the House. Voting starts in Georgia in runoff for final unresolved Senate seat.

    • 12 min
    'A Heart That Works'

    'A Heart That Works'

    The actor and comedian Rob Delaney is known for tackling heavy topics with humor. Fans of his hit tv show Catastrophe have seen that on full display. But what most viewers didn't know is that while making the last two seasons of that show he was going through the hardest experience of his life. His two year old son Henry died from brain cancer after extensive medical treatments. Delaney's new memoir A Heart That Works is raw and honest window into that painful period of his family's life.

    If you or someone you know may be considering suicide or is in crisis, call or text 9 8 8 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

    • 26 min
    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Georgia voters head back to the polls to choose between Democrat Raphael Warnock and his Republican opponent, Herschel Walker, in the runoff race for a Senate seat. And, in China, workers at the biggest Apple iPhone manufacturer are protesting pay and conditions. Also, the World Cup is underway with the U.S. facing Iran on Tuesday.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

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Fine people on many sides journalism

In the parable the mother couldn’t cut her baby in half. No problem for these guys. Non critical soft news for hand wringers and virtue signallers.

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Good for US citizens abroad

I moved to UK and this is such a good podcast to keep in touch with US news, very concise. Although I’m not a fan of Lulu’s wording when it comes to Palestine/Israeli conflict. Everyone else has been pretty diplomatic and fair.

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