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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
President Biden continues to work to mend European relationships during his diplomatic trip. The state of California is reopening after 15 months of COVID restrictions. Families, finally reunited after being torn apart at the border, continue to live with trauma surrounding those separations.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Israel has a new prime minister; Naftali Bennett won the election by a single vote. President Biden is in Brussels meeting with leaders of other NATO member countries. The U.S. is on the cusp of hitting another COVID milestone while also dealing with complications from the virus.
BONUS: On Our Watch From NPR
In 2019, California Senate Bill 1421 unsealed thousands of internal police department files, body camera footage and audiotapes for the first time. These are police departments' own, previously-confidential investigations into their officers' misconduct and serious use of force cases. For more than two years, reporters at NPR and member station KQED have been working to obtain these materials and report these stories. They've spoken to investigators, victims, and family members. The pilot of On Our Watch is this week's bonus episode of Up First.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Four states end pandemic jobless benefits ahead of schedule. Leaders of the G7 industrialized nations talk about economic power and labor rights in China. COVID vaccine promises greeted with muted enthusiasm in Sierra Leone.
Friday, June 11, 2021
President Biden is in Cornwall, England meeting with the leaders of seven of the world's largest economies. The Knesset, the Israeli parliament, is expected to vote Sunday on a new government. There is a higher than normal wildfire risk across most of the West, which is fueling fears of another bad season.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
President Biden is expected to speak with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a variety of issues during his first overseas trip while in office. The contentious Keystone XL Pipeline project has officially been suspended. An NPR and Mountain West News Bureau investigation is looking into the deaths of 19 people inside tribal jails.
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