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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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Friday, June 22, 2018

6/22/2018
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Immigration legislation gets postponed — again. A dramatic story from the child detention centers. And Turkey's election will gives its next president new powers.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

6/21/2018
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President Trump ended a policy that sent thousands of children to government-run facilities away from their parents, but critics say he just created new problems. The children held may be there indefinitely. And are Veterans Affairs whistleblowers being protected?

Duration:00:13:01

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

6/20/2018
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President Trump met with Republican lawmakers to discuss immigration legislation amid a national outcry over his administration's family separation policy. Also, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross heads to the Hill, where he is expected to face tough questions about the President's controversial trade policy.

Duration:00:12:48

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

6/19/2018
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Outrage grows as the Trump administration uses the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border to pressure Democrats on immigration legislation. President Trump once again threatens new tariffs on more Chinese goods. And the World Health Organization has recognized a new disorder related to video games.

Duration:00:11:56

Monday, June 18th, 2018

6/18/2018
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Opposition to the Trump administration's policy of separating families of migrants at the southern border is growing. On Sunday, there was a protest outside a facility near El Paso, Texas, where a group of migrant boys are being held.

Duration:00:11:50

Breaking News Update: President Trump Speaks to Press

6/15/2018
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This morning, President Trump took to Twitter. Then he left the White House and spoke directly with the press outside, touching on several topics, including the Singapore summit and a new inspector general report about former FBI chief James Comey.

Duration:00:10:57

Friday, June 15th, 2018

6/15/2018
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A new immigration bill could end the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the Southwest border. And a Justice Department report criticized fired FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but indicated that the decisions the FBI made about the case did not appear to be politically motivated. Also, President Trump prepares to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.

Duration:00:13:01

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

6/14/2018
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The Justice Department's inspector general releases a highly anticipated report today. What will it reveal about the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's emails? Also, an assault on a Yemeni port city threatens to cut off aid to millions of people.

Duration:00:12:27

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

6/13/2018
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What's North Korea's account of the summit in Singapore? Also, another Republican who criticized President Trump was defeated in a primary. And after Italy rejected a ship carrying hundreds of migrants, Spain is stepping in to accept them.

Duration:00:13:15

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

6/12/2018
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What did President Trump and Kim Jong Un agree to in Singapore? And what comes next, as the U.S. pushes North Korea to denuclearize?

Duration:00:13:04

Monday, June 11th, 2018

6/11/2018
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President Trump is in Singapore for a one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong Un. What's a realistic outcome? Also, the European Union plans to impose its own tariffs against the United States. And court documents shed light on what led to a new census question about citizenship.

Duration:00:12:28

Friday, June 8th, 2018

6/8/2018
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Before meeting with Kim Jong Un, President Trump heads to Quebec for the G7 summit. He'll meet with world leaders united against his trade policies. Also, a visit to an immigration court in Texas. And why is Pope Francis meeting with oil executives tomorrow?

Duration:00:13:02

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

6/7/2018
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Japan's prime minister visits President Trump again today. Shinzo Abe wants reassurance ahead of U.S. talks with North Korea. Also, a medical mystery in China: some American consulate workers have fallen ill after hearing strange sounds.

Duration:00:13:12

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

6/6/2018
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How are primary elections setting the stage for November? One theme: Democrats are getting a boost from female candidates. Facebook defends a data-sharing partnership with a company linked to China's government. And a rare look at some controversial science — creating babies from the DNA of three different people.

Duration:00:13:05

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

6/5/2018
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Prosecutors accuse President Trump's former campaign chairman of witness tampering. How do new allegations against Paul Manafort affect the special counsel's Russia probe? Also, eight states hold primary elections today. And NPR sits down with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Duration:00:12:46

Monday, June 4th, 2018

6/4/2018
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In a confidential memo, President Trump's lawyers argue he can't be charged with obstructing the Russia investigation. How does presidential power figure into the special counsel's probe? Also, at a G7 meeting in Canada, American allies criticize the U.S. over new steel and aluminum tariffs.

Duration:00:13:15

Friday, June 1, 2018

6/1/2018
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American and North Korean officials are trying to get nuclear talks back on track. What obstacles still stand in the way? And President Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, is known for making legal threats in order to protect his high-profile client. How did he threaten an NPR reporter, in a previous reporting job? Plus, rapper Kanye West dropped a new album overnight. Does it live up to the hype?

Duration:00:16:52

Thursday, May 31, 2018

5/31/2018
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A former North Korean spy met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York yesterday. Is the summit President Trump canceled last week back on? And European powers have until the end of the day to save their nuclear deal with Iran. Though, is there really anything to save given the threat of U.S. sanctions? Plus, the NBA finals begin tonight. Is this the next chapter in an epic rivalry?

Duration:00:12:45

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

5/30/2018
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President Trump tried to fire up his base at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee last night by focusing on immigration. Will immigration unify Republican voters ahead of the midterm elections? Plus, ABC pulls the plug on Roseanne after she likened a former Obama adviser to an ape. Given her history of making controversial comments, why did the network agree to work with the controversial actress in the first place?

Duration:00:13:07

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

5/29/2018
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President Trump visits Nashville, Tennessee today, where a Republican senator is getting ready to retire. Could this reliably red state go blue? Also, a former CIA officer accused of sharing defense documents with China goes on trial today. How aggressive is China's effort to spy on the United States? Plus, Northern Ireland now wants a shot at overturning its ban on abortion. Will Prime Minister Theresa May allow a vote?

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