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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.

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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.

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Episodes

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10/20/2021
Congressional investigators endorse a criminal contempt charge against a key Trump ally, as Democrats weigh cuts in the Biden spending agenda. The accused gunman in a Florida high school shooting appears in court, while families of victims near a settlement. And will parental outrage at school board meetings translate to votes in fall elections?

Duration:00:14:02

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

10/19/2021
Jury selection begins in the Georgia trial of three white men charged with murdering a 25-year-old Black man, Ahmaud Arbery. Former President Donald Trump sues the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. And the Biden administration promotes new support for kids' mental health as new NPR poll data reveals continued pandemic harm.

Duration:00:13:47

Monday, October 18, 2021

10/18/2021
U.S. officials join an investigation into the kidnapping of 17 missionaries and family members in Haiti. China's economic growth slows as the huge real estate firm Evergrande races toward possible debt default. And the FDA is poised to approve more COVID vaccine booster shots.

Duration:00:14:47

It's Been A Minute: The Legacy Of 'Soul Train'

10/17/2021
When Soul Train was first nationally syndicated in October of 1971, there was nothing else like it on TV. It became an iconic Black music and dance show — a party every weekend that anyone could join from their living room. In the first episode of a three-part It's Been A Minute series examining the concept of crossover in pop music across three decades, Sam Sanders breaks down the lasting influence of Soul Train. With Hanif Abdurraqib, author of A Little Devil in America, as well as...

Duration:00:36:04

Saturday, October 16, 2021

10/16/2021
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster shots for those who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The killing of a British lawmaker is called an act of terrorism, and is prompting a review of security protocols. Ethiopia's civil war is entering a new phase, with civilians not only in the path of violence but also facing famine.

Duration:00:16:04

Friday, October 15, 2021

10/15/2021
FDA advisors are unanimous in endorsing more COVID-19 vaccine boosters. A former high-profile Trump advisor is first to face criminal contempt proceedings in Congress for defying Jan. 6 attack investigators. And three white men go to trial next week in Georgia in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot while jogging.

Duration:00:13:26

Thursday, October 14, 2021

10/14/2021
A study suggests Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients could benefit from another booster brand. Also, investigators looking into the Jan. 6 riot await answers from four former Trump administration officials. And the White House calls on ports and private industry to help unstop shipping bottlenecks and rescue the holiday shopping season.

Duration:00:14:11

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

10/13/2021
Oil prices and a tangled supply chain are top inflation predictors for today's consumer price snapshot. Thirty countries join a virtual White House cybersecurity summit. And the FDA for the first time is authorizing an e-cigarette product.

Duration:00:13:28

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

10/12/2021
A new poll confirms Americans are behind and on edge because of the pandemic. Raiders Coach Jon Gruden resigns after NFL officials found racist, misogynistic and homophobic language in his emails. And a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife head for federal court to answer espionage charges.

Duration:00:13:51

Monday, October 11, 2021

10/11/2021
FDA advisors meet to consider Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine boosters. Poor turnout mars Iraq's parliamentary elections. And Taiwan tells China it will not bow to pressure to reunify.

Duration:00:13:37

Book Of The Day: Two Views On The Realities Of Abortion Politics

10/10/2021
In this episode of NPR's Book of the Day, authors Joshua Prager and Leni Zumas each explore the real world implications of abortion politics, through fiction and non-fiction. First, in a conversation with Michel Martin, Prager talks through his book The Family Roe: An American Story, centered on the woman who was the baby at the center of the landmark Roe v. Wade trial. Then Leni Zumas and Scott Simon discuss Zumas' novel Red Clocks, set in a time where fetal personhood legislation has...

Duration:00:17:09

Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated, Iraq's Upcoming Election, Afghanistan Bombing.

10/9/2021
A federal appeals court allows Texas SB-8 to go back in effect. Iraqis are about to head to the polls to vote for the next parliament after protests against the government in 2019 triggered new elections. In Afghanistan, a branch of the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque. It's the worst attack since US forces left the country.

Duration:00:15:28

Friday, October 8, 2021

10/8/2021
Texas abortion providers wait to see whether an appeals court reinstates a ban on most abortions. Congress clinches a deal to defer action on the debt limit while all eyes are on whether the September jobs report will signal an improving economy. And the CIA trains a mission priority on China.

Duration:00:14:04

Thursday, October 7, 2021

10/7/2021
A federal judge orders Texas to suspend one of the country's toughest anti-abortion laws. Senate leaders say they're closer to a deal to keep the U.S. government paying its bills for the next few weeks. And a new study finds COVID-19 has robbed some 140,000 kids of at least one parent or caregiver.

Duration:00:14:44

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

10/6/2021
Revelations brought to light from a former data scientist at Facebook have led to what may be the most threatening scandal in the company's history. Also, officials are still trying to contain a major oil spill off the coast of Southern California that dumped more than 120,000 gallons of crude oil from an offshore pipeline into the Pacific Ocean. And, a new report in France says hundreds of thousands of children have been abused by priests and others working in the Catholic Church over the...

Duration:00:14:37

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

10/5/2021
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before Congress today about the safety of teens on the social media giant's platforms. Also, a massive leak of financial documents of the rich and powerful showed many U.S. states are also used to hide and shield wealth from scrutiny, including South Dakota. And, a trial is underway in Ohio against some of the nation's largest pharmacy chains accused of contributing to the opioid crisis there.

Duration:00:13:56

Monday, October 4, 2021

10/4/2021
A leak of millions of documents reveals a financial universe where the global elite shields riches from taxes, criminal probes and public accountability. Also, a Facebook whistleblower says the company chooses profit over safety and should face regulation. And, the Biden administration is expected to lay out some of its initial steps to address the China trade policy set by the previous administration.

Duration:00:14:04

Short Wave: Scientists Are Racing To Save Sequoias

10/3/2021
Based on early estimates, as many as 10,600 large sequoias were killed in last year's Castle Fire — up to 14% of the entire population. The world's largest trees are one of the most fire-adapted to wildfires on the planet. But climate change is making these fires more extreme than sequoias can handle. It's also worsening drought that is killing other conifer trees that then become a tinder box surrounding the sequoias, reports climate correspondent Lauren Sommer in this episode of NPR's...

Duration:00:12:34

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

10/2/2021
A new antiviral drug for COVID-19 appears to halve the risk of hospitalization and death in people diagnosed with the disease. And Democrats say they still need more time to resolve differences within the party on a spending plan that would advance much of President Biden's legislative agenda. Plus, sexual misconduct accusations trouble the National Women's Soccer League.

Duration:00:13:39

Friday, October 1, 2021

10/1/2021
Lawmakers voted to avoid a government shutdown, but Democratic leaders delayed a crucial vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. What's the way forward? And what are the Biden administration's new immigration guidelines? Plus, a look at how Afghanistan has changed under the Taliban, one month since the US withdrew its troops.

Duration:00:13:11