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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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Episodes

Friday, October 18th, 2019

10/18/2019
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We bring you the latest on the impeachment inquiry and the significance of the deal that the U.S has secured with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to suspend its incursion in Syria. Also, an intense gunfight breaks out in Mexico and it's connected to one of the sons of "El Chapo."

Duration:00:13:59

Special Report: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland Testifies

10/17/2019
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Who is Gordon Sondland and how could his testimony today jeopardize Trump's presidency?

Duration:00:12:48

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

10/17/2019
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Vice President Pence meets with Turkey's President Erdogan in Ankara, trying to convince him to stop the assault on the Kurds in Syria. U.S. ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland testifies in the impeachment inquiry. Britain and the E.U. have reached agreement on a new Brexit deal. And, Representative Elijah Cummings has died.

Duration:00:15:02

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

10/16/2019
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Democrats vying to be the presidential nominee see Elizabeth Warren as their biggest rival. Testimony continues in the House impeachment inquiry. And, a humanitarian crisis escalates in northeast Syria.

Duration:00:13:35

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

10/15/2019
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The White House imposes new sanctions against Turkey for its incursion into northern Syria. What's the view from Turkey? A police officer is charged with murder in Fort Worth, Texas and a dozen presidential contenders go head to head in Ohio.

Duration:00:12:56

Monday, October 14th, 2019

10/14/2019
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Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion now that U.S. troops are withdrawing. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine.

Duration:00:13:29

Special Report: Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

10/11/2019
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Who is Marie Yovanovitch? The career diplomat's testimony today could play a significant role in the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Duration:00:11:42

Friday, October 11th, 2019

10/11/2019
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Turkey pushes on in its assault of Kurdish forces in northern Syria as it faces international criticism. The latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll shows a slim majority of Americans favor House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump. And is China exporting censorship? Chinese pressure has pushed U.S. businesses to change the products they offer.

Duration:00:14:00

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

10/10/2019
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The U.S. has taken custody of high-value ISIS fighters as Turkey begins its offensive on the allied Kurdish forces that detained them. U.S. and Chinese negotiators return to the bargaining table in Washington. And we follow one of the first patients to be treated for a genetic disease using the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.

Duration:00:13:49

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

10/9/2019
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In a letter, the White House declares Democrats' impeachment inquiry "constitutionally invalid" and refuses to cooperate in the probe. As the U.S. steps aside in northern Syria and Turkey steps in, how could ISIS benefit? A 17-year-old is the youngest to die from vaping-related causes. The rising death toll has led some states to ban certain products and put the spotlight on illegal vaping operations.

Duration:00:13:42

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

10/8/2019
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Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify on Capitol Hill on President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Pentagon officials tell NPR that military leaders were caught off-guard by the White House announcement on Syria. And while China says it has released most Uighur and Kazakh Muslims from detention camps, detainees' families say many of them have been sent to prisons instead.

Duration:00:14:03

Monday, October 7th, 2019

10/7/2019
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A second official has come forward to corroborate a whistleblower complaint against President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The White House announced that U.S. troops will withdraw from northern Syria as Turkey enters the region to establish a "safe zone." And General Motors Co and the United Automobile Workers union are at an impasse as the union strike enters its fourth week.

Duration:00:13:00

Friday, October 4th, 2019

10/4/2019
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Six pages of text messages reveal diplomats' conversations as President Trump sought the investigation of a political rival. Protesters in Iraq clash with police and denounce Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Former acting students are suing actor James Franco for sexually exploiting and defrauding them.

Duration:00:13:10

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

10/3/2019
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The battle over impeachment heats up between Congress and the White House. Will the Trump administration comply with Congress' subpoenas? Kurt Volker will be the first official deposed in the inquiry. Who is he and why is he central to Congress' investigation? And in Dallas, former police officer Amber Guyger is sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering Botham Jean.

Duration:00:13:34

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

10/2/2019
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The Trump administration is defying the demands of House Democrats. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing the impeachment investigators of bullying. Could this resistance prevent key State Department officials from testifying? In a landmark affirmative action case, a judge ruled that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants. What are the chances this will end up in the Supreme Court? And it's been one month since Hurricane Dorian devastated the...

Duration:00:13:38

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

10/1/2019
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The impeachment inquiry accelerates as Rudy Giuliani is subpoenaed. And President Trump reportedly asked Australia's prime minister to help with a Department of Justice investigation. What did he ask for, exactly? China's Communist Party marked seventy years in power with pageantry. Tanks, drones, and missiles rolled through Beijing. In Hong Kong, people view the same anniversary differently. What is China's president saying to them as they stage demonstrations again? But there are some...

Duration:00:13:24

Monday, September 30th, 2019

9/30/2019
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House Republicans push the Trump administration's message. How's an impeachment inquiry impacting his reelection campaign strategy? Joe Biden may not be the only rival on the minds of the Trump administration. The Washington Post reports the State Department is still investigating Hillary Clinton's emails. Why do some targets of the probe think it's politically motivated? And Hong Kong witnesses one of its most violent weekends of protests. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water...

Duration:00:13:51

Friday, September 27th, 2019

9/27/2019
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The whistleblower complaint that started an impeachment inquiry is now public. It alleges that the president's allies tried to conceal details of that phone call with the Ukrainian president. Who were those officials? According to the complaint, the records from that call were put into an electronic system used for highly sensitive classified information. What do we know about that computer system and how often is it used? And in Egypt, rare protests against the government. President Abdel...

Duration:00:12:55

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

9/26/2019
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President Trump says he didn't pressure Ukraine's leader. Republicans give cover while Democrats say the president used his power to find political dirt. Where does the impeachment investigation go now? Joseph Maguire, the intelligence official near the center of this storm, has now handed a whistleblower's complaint to Congress. What do we know about that complaint? And before that phone call to Ukraine, President Trump held up almost $400 million dollars in military aid to the country. He...

Duration:00:13:21

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

9/25/2019
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launches a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. She's held back for months. So what changed her mind? British politicians return to work after a court rules that the prime minister suspended parliament unlawfully. Can that deeply divided parliament pass a Brexit deal with just a month until Britain crashes out of Europe? And a new UN report says our oceans are getting hotter. Some experts say the effects are not reversible. What does that change look...

Duration:00:13:26