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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 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.

    Monday, October 25, 2021

    Monday, October 25, 2021

    A U.S. envoy says Washington is "deeply alarmed" by reports of a military takeover in Sudan. FDA advisors will review data on kid-size Pfizer vaccine doses for children aged 5 to 11. And jury selection begins for a civil trial targeting accused organizers of the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    • 13 min
    Book Of The Day: How Colin Powell Wanted The World To Remember Him

    Book Of The Day: How Colin Powell Wanted The World To Remember Him

    When Colin Powell died on October 18 at the age of 84 from COVID-19 complications, he left behind a long, decorated career in Washington and the U.S. Army. He spent much of his life in the military, eventually rising to the rank of four-star general, and went on to become the first Black Secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs. But, as he discussed in a 2012 interview with NPR's Robert Siegel about his memoir It Worked For Me, Powell's reputation was tarnished when he used faulty evidence to push for the Iraq War: "I'll never leave it behind." This episode comes from NPR's new podcast, Book of the Day.

    • 10 min
    Saturday, October 23, 2021

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

    Internal documents show Facebook employees raised alarms about "Stop the Steal" misinformation before January 6. President Biden is negotiating with fellow Democrats about the size of his social spending bill. More adults will now be able to get COVID-19 booster shots; are kids' shots next?

    • 16 min
    Friday, October 22, 2021

    Friday, October 22, 2021

    The CDC closes the loop on booster recommendations for three vaccines. Hospitals confront a pandemic-driven nursing shortage. And NPR speaks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough about government failures to meet veterans' healthcare needs.

    • 14 min
    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine boosters clear another regulatory hurdle. Senate Democrats lose a major push for voting rights protections. And a meeting in Moscow signals Russia's embrace of closer contact with Afghanistan's Taliban rule.

    • 13 min
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Congressional investigators endorse a criminal contempt charge against a key Trump ally, as Democrats weigh cuts in the Biden spending agenda. The accused gunman in a Florida high school shooting appears in court, while families of victims near a settlement. And will parental outrage at school board meetings translate to votes in fall elections?

    • 13 min

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