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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 at 6:30 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Michel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays at 9 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Ayesha Rascoe on "The Sunday Story," available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.Support NPR's reporting by subscribing to Up First+ and unlock sponsor-free listening. Learn more at plus.npr.org/upfirst

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    Biden Press Conference, Presidential Poll, Gaza City Evacuation Orders

    Biden Press Conference, Presidential Poll, Gaza City Evacuation Orders

    President Biden held a press conference on the sidelines of the NATO summit and his performance was closely watched by Democratic lawmakers, European allies and the American public. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll measured public opinion about President Biden post-debate, and Israel ordered hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza City to evacuate.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Dana Farrington, Roberta Rampton, Mark Katkov, Janaya Williams and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.

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    • 12 min
    Kamala Harris, Project 2025, Houston After Beryl

    Kamala Harris, Project 2025, Houston After Beryl

    President Biden is facing more calls to step down, putting Vice President Kamala Harris under fresh scrutiny from Republicans and others. Donald Trump is attempting to distance himself from Project 2025, a controversial plan for the conservative overhaul of government. And Houston residents are recovering after Hurricane Beryl knocked out power to more than two million homes and businesses.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Megan Pratz, Eric Westervelt, Janaya Williams and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Hannah Gluvna. And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.

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    Biden's NATO Speech, Ukraine Hospital Strike, Texas Execution Drugs

    Biden's NATO Speech, Ukraine Hospital Strike, Texas Execution Drugs

    President Biden spoke to world leaders at the NATO summit in Washington and sought to reassure them about the strength of the alliance and of his Presidency. Ukrainians are condemning a deadly missile strike on a children's hospital in Kyiv, and an NPR investigation tracked down one source of execution drugs in Texas.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, John Helton, Robert Little, Janaya Williams, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Neisha Heinis. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.

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    GOP Platform Released, NATO Summit Begins, Advancements In Organ Donation

    GOP Platform Released, NATO Summit Begins, Advancements In Organ Donation

    The Republican Party has released its Trump-inspired platform for 2024. European leaders are meeting in Washington, D.C. for the 75th NATO summit, and a new method for organ harvesting is raising legal and ethical concerns.

    Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter. Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Will Stone, John Helton, Janaya Williams and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.

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    Biden's Next Steps, French Election Results, Boeing To Plead Guilty, Beryl Hits Texas

    Biden's Next Steps, French Election Results, Boeing To Plead Guilty, Beryl Hits Texas

    More Congressional Democrats have called for President Joe Biden to step down, but he is receiving unwavering support from others in his administration. France's far right party fell short in legislative elections yesterday, Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges stemming from the crashes of two 737 Max jets, and Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Texas.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Russell Lewis, Roberta Rampton, Mark Katkov, Janaya Williams, and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Kaity Kline. We get engineering support from Carleigh Strange. And our technical director is Stacey Abbott.

    An earlier version of this episode mistakenly identified the four members who called for President Joe Biden to step aside as House committee chairs. They are House committee ranking members.

    The earlier version also mistakenly identified Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) as House speaker. He is House minority leader.

    In addition, the earlier version indicated that the French far-right was routed by a coalition of parties from the center and the left. It was a coalition of leftist parties on the one hand and the French president's centrist allies on the other.

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    The Sunday Story: Is this what democracy looks like?

    The Sunday Story: Is this what democracy looks like?

    This week on The Sunday Story, a new series from NPR's Embedded podcast that explores what happens when one political party has near-complete control. Supermajority, hosted by WPLN reporter Meribah Knight, follows three conservative moms in Tennessee over the course of a year as they learn to navigate their Republican-controlled state legislature.

    Reeling from a mass shooting at their kids' school, the three moms become advocates for gun control. But this isn't a story about gun control. It's about what they find when they step inside their state capitol for the first time in their adult lives. These political newcomers confront powerful lawmakers, a dizzying legislative process and most importantly – their own long-held beliefs. What can the women accomplish? How will the work change them? And what might it all reveal about democracy?

    Listen to the full series on the Embedded podcast from NPR.

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Great show

The Sunday episode on 7/7/24 regarding the Tennessee shooting survivors and their fight in state congress was excellent, but the lifelong GOP-voting mother in the story has no one to blame but herself and people like her. She voted that way her entire life and caused the situation she was in. It’s pretty sad it took the threat of it happening to her family, after it had already happened to so many others, for her to care. Will we all have to lose a family member in a mass shooting before the right to preserve life becomes more important than the right to take it?

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Republican Biased

I’ve been listening this show for about a year, and, to me, this may be a Republican platform to boost Donald Trump and the GOP. Every episode focuses TOO MUCH on what the GOP and/or Donald Trump said, did, or will do. It’s very sad because I used to admire NPR, but now I’m out.

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Leila Fadel ruins it

I listen to NPR because I don’t like sensationalized opinionated news. Leila Fadel’s comments like “it’s racist” or “there’s a theme there” are unnecessary and annoying. I can deduce those things on my own. Her comments detract from the news. I won’t be listening anymore.

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