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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 Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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 Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

 

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Global markets tumbled this week, deepening fears of a possible recession ahead. Hurricane Fiona weakens to a post tropical storm as it hits eastern Canada. Some Russian men flee to Turkey as they try to avoid the military call up to fight in Ukraine. ... Read more

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Referendums are taking place in Russian occupied regions of Ukraine on whether to become part of Russia. Some health experts warn of a particularly hard flu season ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. Energy and climate leaders are in Pittsburgh for a forum on green energy solutions ahead of the UN climate summit this fall. ... Read more

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

The legal troubles of former President Trump continue to mount, as federal judges rule against him in the DOJ investigation, and a new lawsuit is filed. In an ongoing effort to tackle inflation the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again. Protests in Iran continue after a young woman died while in police custody. ... Read more

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Russian President Putin announces a partial military mobilization of army reservists. Migrant advocates have sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over his political stunt that relocated migrants from Texas to Massachusetts. One community in Puerto Rico faces a daunting recovery after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. **This episode has been updated with an accurate pronunciation of Yesenia Nazario. ... Read more

21 Sep 2022

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#31

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Puerto Rico faces an island-wide blackout after Hurricane Fiona caused serious flash floods and mudslides. Health experts weigh in on President Biden's statement that the pandemic is over. Johnson and Johnson is in federal court, over its attempt to use bankruptcy to avoid an onslaught of lawsuits. ... Read more

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Funeral services are held for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Hurricane Fiona pummels Puerto Rico. President Biden says the U.S. will defend Taiwan if China stages an "unprecedented attack" on the island. ... Read more

19 Sep 2022

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The Black Gate: A Uyghur Family's Story, Part 1

It has been called a genocide and a possible crime against humanity. In the Xinjiang region of western China, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups have been arrested and detained. Many are still desperately searching for their families.In this episode, the first of a two-part series, NPR's China Correspondent Emily Feng and language rights activist Abduweli Ayup tell the story of one Uyghur man and his efforts to reunite with his wife and young children, who were detained by Chinese authorities. For two years, he had no idea what had happened to them. ... Read more

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Ukrainian officials are investigating the hundreds of graves discovered after recapturing Izium this week. In the U.S., immigration advocates and lawyers are working to help the migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard. And while millions of new booster shots are available to protect against Omicron, uptake is slow. ... Read more

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Democrats and immigration activists are calling Florida's flights of migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard "inhumane" and a "political stunt." But Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says the flights help protect his state from the costs of illegal immigration. A new NPR/Marist poll surveys economic trends with incomes not matching the rising cost of living. And, attention in Britain will soon turn to King Charles III, as he tries to guide the monarchy in a new era. ... Read more

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

The leaders of China and Russia are set to meet on the sidelines of a security forum in Uzbekistan. A tentative railway labor agreement was struck last night, averting a strike. What does it include? And migrants from Venezuela thought they were headed to Boston but instead land in Martha's Vineyard. ... Read more

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#25

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

A looming rail strike across the U.S. is already causing shipping delays and travel headaches. Engineers and conductors are holding out, as the Biden administration scrambles to head off a costly strike. What does former President Donald Trump's political future look like with legal cases against him mounting? And Sweden's new coalition government looks likely to include an extreme right political party with a troubling background. ... Read more

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#24

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Ukraine made a dramatic push during the past week, driving back Russian troops who were caught off-guard and forced into a rapid retreat. The Justice Department has issued dozens of new subpoenas in the January 6 investigation. And in Minnesota, thousands of nurses go on strike for better working conditions. ... Read more

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Ukraine reclaimed key territory in the northeastern part of the country over the weekend while Russia attacked power stations across Ukraine. President Xi Jinping of China meets his Russian counterpart in Central Asia this week. And what's happening at the state level in the U-S to address high insulin prices? ... Read more

12 Sep 2022

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The Disconnect: "Do you have any faith in this grid?"

In February of 2021, three severe winter storms swept through Texas. The state was not prepared. More than five million people were left without heat and running water, in the bitter cold, for days. It's been a year and a half since that massive power outage, but Texans still have questions about whether the power grid can hold up to extreme winter and summer weather. What does the climate crisis, coupled with aging infrastructure, mean for people in Texas and beyond? In this episode, Rachel Martin speaks with Mose Buchele from NPR member station KUT in Austin, who has been exploring these questions in the new season of The Disconnect. You can listen to the podcast [here] (https://kutkutx.studio/category/the-disconnect-power-politics-and-the-texas-blackout) . ... Read more

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

The Justice Department and former President Trump's legal team offer different names for special master to review documents seized at Mar-a-Lago and disagree over a timeline. California has an extreme weather week: raging wildfires, flash floods, scorching heat, and a tropical storm. The UK continues to mourn Queen Elizabeth as her son is formally proclaimed King Charles III in London. ... Read more

10 Sep 2022

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