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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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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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    The Sunday Story: Planet Money Investigates Zombie 2nd Mortgages

    The Sunday Story: Planet Money Investigates Zombie 2nd Mortgages

    Imagine being a homeowner and paying your mortgage on time every month and then, suddenly, losing your house to foreclosure. It sounds like a nightmare. But an NPR Planet Money investigation reveals that this is happening to a striking number of people because of something called 'zombie 2nd mortgages.' On today's episode: What are zombie mortgages? Is all this legal? And is there any way for homeowners to fight the zombies?

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    UN Court Rules on Gaza, Four Years After George Floyd's Death, ADHD Cases Rise

    UN Court Rules on Gaza, Four Years After George Floyd's Death, ADHD Cases Rise

    The International Court of Justice orders Israel to suspend its offensive in Rafah. How policing has changed in Minneapolis since George Floyd was killed. Federal researchers find that more kids are being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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    NCAA Settlement, Louisiana Abortion Pills, Live Nation Antitrust Lawsuit

    NCAA Settlement, Louisiana Abortion Pills, Live Nation Antitrust Lawsuit

    The National Collegiate Athletics Association along with the nation's five biggest athletic conferences have agreed to settle antitrust lawsuits worth $2.8 billion. Louisiana lawmakers have voted to classify two drugs commonly used to induce abortions as dangerous and controlled substances. And the Justice Department sues Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster calling it an illegal monopoly.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Elana Perl, Carrie Feibel, Emily Kopp, Lisa Thomson and Claudia Peschiutta. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. Our technical director is Carleigh Strange. And our Executive Producer is Erika Aguilar.

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    British PM Sunak Calls Election, Russia Nuclear Weapons Drills, Spring Housing Market

    British PM Sunak Calls Election, Russia Nuclear Weapons Drills, Spring Housing Market

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls a general election as he trails the opposition in the polls. Russia's military has started tactical nuclear weapons drills in response to what the Kremlin says are growing threats from the West amid the war in Ukraine. And there aren't a lot of homes on the market, but those that are for sale are selling fast as competition among would-be buyers is keeping prices high.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Nick Spicer, Julia Redpath, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.

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    European Leaders Palestinian Statehood, Trump's Florida Case, Hospital Cyberattack

    European Leaders Palestinian Statehood, Trump's Florida Case, Hospital Cyberattack

    The leaders of Ireland, Spain and Norway announce their countries will recognize Palestinian statehood and the Israeli foreign minister says he's recalling the country's ambassadors for consultations in response. Lawyers for former President Donald Trump and two co-defendants are in court in Florida today asking a federal judge to dismiss the charges against their clients. And a ransomware attack on a major health care system continues to affect hospitals and patients two weeks after it happened.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by John Helton, Russell Lewis, Diane Webber, Alice Woelfle and Lisa Thomson. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.

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    ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants, Senate Border Bill, Scarlett Johansson ChatGPT

    ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants, Senate Border Bill, Scarlett Johansson ChatGPT

    The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for top leaders of Hamas and Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Democratic-led Senate will hold a second vote on bipartisan border legislation that failed to pass earlier this year. And Scarlett Johansson says the maker of ChatGPT copied her voice for its new AI personal assistant.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Lauren Migaki, Kelsey Snell, Kevin Drew, Lisa Thomson and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Nina Kravinsky. We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.

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radar3699 ,

Wonderful show

Add an afternoon version!

TiteSiny ,

Disappointed with recent coverage of news

Being a daily listener for years for its good journalism based on facts and impartiality. However, this doesn’t seem the case anymore when it comes about the Israel-Hamas war. The media coverage about this conflict is a disfavor to the world. When will NPR start talking about the real cause of this war, all the atrocities Hamas has been doing to jews and to their own people for years, raising suicide bombers. Israel is not fighting Palestines, it’s fighting Hamas, terrorists that are hiding behind their own children and women as human shields. Hamas has the power to stop the war by surrendering but they have no interest in stopping the killing of their own people. As said once “we will only have peace with Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us”.
It’s great that European countries want to support a Palestine state, but are they willing to fight with Israel to eliminate Hamas and free up Palestine to be its own state? It’s very easy to criticize from a distance.

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Fascists

Bunch of Zionist losers complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The people will remember. Keep excusing these monsters as your report from their made up country you pathetic excuses for human beings.

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