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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, July 27, 2021

    Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Four police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6 will be the first to testify today when a House select committee opens its investigation. Also, in New York City, all city workers are being told they have to be vaccinated by mid-September. This is one of several vaccine mandates popping up around the country for health care workers and federal workers as coronavirus cases are on the rise again. And, for the first time, a federal opioid trial goes to closing arguments. Three of the nation's biggest drug wholesalers are accused of shipping millions of pills to rural communities in West Virginia.

    • 13 min
    Monday, July 26, 2021

    Monday, July 26, 2021

    A surge in coronavirus cases across the U.S. fueled by the delta variant is prompting a growing number of public health experts to call for everyone to mask back up, especially indoors. Also, Iraq's prime minister is in Washington to meet with President Biden, and on the table is how long to keep U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. And, more than 200 of the world's leading climate scientists come together today — to summarize how the Earth's climate has changed — and what the future looks like.

    • 13 min
    BONUS: The Indicator: Inflation Or Shrinkflation?

    BONUS: The Indicator: Inflation Or Shrinkflation?

    This week's bonus episode of Up First comes from NPR's daily business podcast The Indicator from Planet Money. The Bureau of Labor Statistics updates the Consumer Price Index each month. The latest number shows a 5.4% increase over the last twelve months. That has some inflation watchers worried. So how do we measure inflation? And what about inflation's sneaky cousin, "shrinkflation"?

    • 20 min
    Saturday, July 24, 2021

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

    The Tokyo Olympic Games are now underway, despite the pandemic and controversy. Better masks and masking techniques can help guard against the more transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus. Attorney General Merrick Garland traveled to Chicago to address gun violence.

    • 15 min
    Friday, July 23, 2021

    Friday, July 23, 2021

    CIA Director William Burns talked with NPR in his first interview since being confirmed in March. Also, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is being laid to rest weeks after his assassination, while the investigation into his murder and unrest in Haiti continues. And, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics officially begin with opening ceremonies today. How different will it look during a pandemic?

    • 13 min
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed two Republican nominees to the panel set to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, saying she was rejecting their nominations "with respect for the integrity of the investigation." Also, a $26 billion national settlement was reached with drug maker Johnson & Johnson and three companies that distributed opioid painkillers even as addiction and overdose deaths skyrocketed. And, ESPN host Maria Taylor has announced she is leaving the sports network just weeks after remarks by a colleague became public suggesting that Taylor was promoted because she is Black.

    • 13 min

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