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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.

    BONUS: ACT UP: A History Of AIDS/HIV Activism

    BONUS: ACT UP: A History Of AIDS/HIV Activism

    Forty years ago this month, the CDC reported on patients with HIV/AIDS in the United States for the very first time. In the years since, LGBTQIA+ Americans have been fighting for treatment and recognition of a disease that was was understudied, under-reported, and deeply stigmatized. On this bonus episode of Up First, Sam Sanders, host of It's Been a Minute, talks to Sarah Schulman. Schulman is the codirector of the ACT UP Oral History Project, and the author of Let The Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993.

    Schulman draws from nearly 200 interviews with ACT UP members to document the movement's history and explore how the group's activism transformed the way the media, the government, corporations and medical professionals talked about AIDS and provided treatment. She and Sam discuss this transformation and its relevance to social movements today.

    • 52 min
    Saturday, June 19, 2021

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

    Could bipartisan cooperation to make Juneteenth the latest federal holiday spill over into infrastructure? An Alabama lawsuit over 2020 census data may complicate coming elections. In Iran, voters have chosen a new president.

    • 15 min
    Friday, June 18, 2021

    Friday, June 18, 2021

    The passage of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is part of recent bipartisan lawmaking. Afghans, who worked with the U.S., fear retaliation and desperately wait for visas. Iranians head to the polls to elect a new president.

    • 13 min
    BREAKING NEWS: Thursday, June 17, 2021

    BREAKING NEWS: Thursday, June 17, 2021

    BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. Supreme court struck down a Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act by a 7-2 vote.

    • 5 min
    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    President Biden said, "I did what I came to do," after his meeting with Russia's leader. The governor of Texas wants to rely on donations to build a border wall. It's been 50 years since the country launched the 'war on drugs.'

    • 13 min
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    The highly-anticipated, in-person meeting between President Biden and Vladimir Putin will take place in Geneva. Israel says it targeted Hamas after incendiary balloons sparked fires on its southern border.

    • 13 min

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