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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, David Greene 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.

    Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

    Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

    President Biden's top priority is getting the pandemic under control. What do his first executive actions tell us about how he plans to do that? Biden also released a sweeping reform bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. And in 35 states, coronavirus numbers are falling. Researchers believe the U.S. has hit a peak in the pandemic, but some public health officials are skeptical.

    • 13 min
    BREAKING NEWS: President Trump Leaves The White House

    BREAKING NEWS: President Trump Leaves The White House

    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave the White House. Trump delivers brief remarks at Joint Base Andrews.

    • 10 min
    Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

    Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

    Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. What does the new president plan for the hours after his inauguration? President Trump ends his term by pardoning an indicted advisor. He also granted clemency to convicted politicians. But he still faces a Senate trial for inciting a mob to attack Congress. Also, is a new strain of coronavirus responsible for California's surge of cases?

    • 14 min
    Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

    Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

    It is Donald Trump's last full day as president. The last full day that he can use the power to pardon. Who might Trump choose? The Senate goes back to work today for the first time since the attack on the Capitol. It will consider five of Joe Biden's cabinet nominees, prioritizing those in national security. In Guatemala, security forces fired tear gas at Honduran migrants trying to cross Guatemala's southern border. Why did they leave home, despite the danger?

    • 13 min
    Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

    Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

    Despite months of attempts to overturn democracy, the presidential transfer of power will happen this week. Thousands of U.S. troops will guard the inauguration as Joe Biden takes the oath of office. Vaccine distribution is moving more slowly than expected. Also, what does the Kremlin plan for Alexei Navalny? The critic of Russia's Vladimir Putin returned to his home country. Officials there arrested him.

    • 13 min
    BONUS: Kamala Harris Discusses The Capitol Riot And Stimulus Package

    BONUS: Kamala Harris Discusses The Capitol Riot And Stimulus Package

    In this bonus episode, Kamala Harris answers The NPR Politics Podcast's questions about the current moment. With days until she and Joe Biden are inaugurated as the President and Vice President of the United States, Harris talked with NPR's Scott Detrow about how she felt after the attack on the Capitol and the administration's new $1.9 trillion relief package proposal.

    • 16 min

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43.6K Ratings

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Archive: Disappointed. Zero info on the Gorsuch nomination/"nuclear option" on 4/7's update but tons on Facebook. And please stop with the Beyoncé and pop culture updates. That's not news. That's the fluff I'm seeking to avoid with a succinct news update. Update- thought this week was better but then we get Kendrick Lemar Seriously, you claim this is "the news you need to know". I have no problem with a Morning Edition story on these pop culture icons, but it's not the top news anyone "needs to know". Unsubscribing

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High quality production but certainly biased

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