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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.

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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.

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Can Democrats do anything to prevent a government shutdown? And now that R&B star R. Kelly has been convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering, what kind of prison sentence is he facing? Plus, why did murder rates in the U.S. surge during the pandemic?

    • 12 min
    Monday, September 27th, 2021

    Monday, September 27th, 2021

    What do Germany's preliminary election results tell us about where the country's headed? And will Democrats be able to avoid a government shutdown and avert a debt crisis? Plus, what's the roll-out plan for Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shot?

    • 12 min
    BONUS: Consider This: After A Year Away, Broadway Is Back

    BONUS: Consider This: After A Year Away, Broadway Is Back

    This week's bonus episode of Up First comes from NPR's Consider This. After a year away, Broadway's lights are back on. Some of the biggest productions have returned for vaccinated and masked audiences. From "Wicked" to "Chicago" to "Hamilton," theaters in New York are open at 100 percent capacity. Three industry veterans get ready to return.

    • 12 min
    Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

    Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

    After deliberation and disagreement, federal regulators have endorsed COVID boosters for some groups, making millions of people eligible across the U.S. And a widely-discredited Republican-led review of Arizona's Maricopa County 2020 election has concluded after months. Plus, an upcoming election in Germany will decide who succeeds long-standing Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    • 14 min
    Friday, September 24, 2021

    Friday, September 24, 2021

    Why did the director of the CDC override her agency's advisory panel and rule in favor of COVID-19 booster shots? And what do lawmakers hope to learn from former Trump aides they have subpoenaed? Plus, President Biden meets with the leaders of India, Japan and Australia today. How can they push back against China, a major trading partner?

    • 13 min
    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Who is eligible to get Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots? And why are certain Haitian migrants detained along the US-Mexico border being released while others are deported? Plus, new documents reveal the extent of Ethiopia's hunger crisis.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47.1K Ratings

47.1K Ratings

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