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BONUS: On Our Watch From NPR
In 2019, California Senate Bill 1421 unsealed thousands of internal police department files, body camera footage and audiotapes for the first time. These are police departments' own, previously-confidential investigations into their officers' misconduct and serious use of force cases. For more than two years, reporters at NPR and member station KQED have been working to obtain these materials and report these stories. They've spoken to investigators, victims, and family members. The pilot of On Our Watch is this week's bonus episode of Up First.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Four states end pandemic jobless benefits ahead of schedule. Leaders of the G7 industrialized nations talk about economic power and labor rights in China. COVID vaccine promises greeted with muted enthusiasm in Sierra Leone.
Friday, June 11, 2021
President Biden is in Cornwall, England meeting with the leaders of seven of the world's largest economies. The Knesset, the Israeli parliament, is expected to vote Sunday on a new government. There is a higher than normal wildfire risk across most of the West, which is fueling fears of another bad season.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
President Biden is expected to speak with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a variety of issues during his first overseas trip while in office. The contentious Keystone XL Pipeline project has officially been suspended. An NPR and Mountain West News Bureau investigation is looking into the deaths of 19 people inside tribal jails.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
President Biden begins his 8-day diplomatic trip to Europe. A new study suggests the current COVID-19 vaccines may stand up against variants. Hundreds are under arrest after the FBI conducted a global sting.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Two Senate committees released new findings related to the January 6th Capitol attack. The FBI recovered millions of the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid to suspected Russian hackers. The FDA has approved a pricey and controversial Alzheimer's drug.