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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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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

10/23/2018
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Trump uses Houston rally to stoke fears about people in the country illegally. Turkey's president says he'll reveal what happened to the murdered Saudi journalist. And, Trump says he wants to exit an arms control treaty with Russia.

Duration:00:12:36

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

10/22/2018
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President Trump says the U.S. will withdraw from a decades-old nuclear treaty with Russia. Thousands of migrants, many from Central America, continue their trek through Mexico toward the U.S. border. And, why Georgia's gubernatorial race is drawing the attention of voting rights advocates.

Duration:00:14:37

Friday, October 19, 2018

10/19/2018
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The winner of the House seat in California's 48th Congressional District could help decide which party controls Congress. At a Montana rally, President Trump praised a candidate who body-slammed a reporter in 2017. For candidates running for a seat in Afghanistan's parliament, it's a life or death gamble.

Duration:00:13:59

Thursday, October 18, 2018

10/18/2018
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Turkish investigators claim that there are tape recordings of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's torture and murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. President Trump takes to the campaign trail ahead of a mid-term election where voter turnout is expected to be high. It was hoped that this week's EU summit would be able to boast a Brexit compromise. That didn't happen.

Duration:00:14:45

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10/17/2018
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Trump again defends Saudi Arabia's rulers against any hasty conclusions that they had a role in a Saudi journalist's disappearance. The federal deficit has jumped 17 percent since it was last measured. Ebola infections surge in a violent conflict zone on the eastern end of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Duration:00:13:40

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10/16/2018
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US-Saudi Arabia relations have been tested this week by a confrontation over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the relationship looks to have withstood the test. But will Khashoggi's disappearance ever get a credible investigation? A new poll finds flashes of optimism in a rural America that's been hard hit by the opioid crisis and a lack of economic opportunity in small-town America.

Duration:00:13:23

Monday, October 15, 2018

10/15/2018
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The US and Saudis are in a very public war of words. It's over the disappearance and alleged murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and whether the Saudi royal court had any role. Harvard is being sued in federal court on the allegation that it set quotas by adjusting its acceptance criteria to limit admissions of Asian-Americans. A weekend of negotiations ended without a deal on a Brexit compromise, ahead of Wednesday's EU meeting in Brussels.

Duration:00:13:30

Friday, October 12, 2018

10/12/2018
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A powerful storm moves out to sea and Florida Panhandle residents assess the damage. Voters in Kentucky's 6th Congressional district talk with Steve Inskeep about their role in deciding which party will control the House. Salvadorean Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated nearly four decades ago as he said Mass, will be canonized on Sunday.

Duration:00:13:48

Thursday, October 11, 2018

10/11/2018
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Hurricane Michael, downgraded to tropical storm category, continues north and east, through Georgia and into the Carolinas today, leaving behind heavy damage across the Florida panhandle. A sell-off of tech stocks sends Europe and Asia markets reeling. New revelations link the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and a critic of the Saudi government.

Duration:00:13:55

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

10/10/2018
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Forecasters and state officials predict that Hurricane Michael, which makes landfall along Florida's Gulf coast Wednesday, could turn out to be among the most destructive to hit Florida in decades. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has announced she'll resign her post by year's end. The timing of her announcement is striking, as it comes just weeks before the midterm elections. President Trump will ease restrictions on the sale of the E15 gasoline/ethanol blend, which exceeds current anti-smog...

Duration:00:13:55

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh says that he intends to "take this office with gratitude and no bitterness". President Trump, however, is not yet done revisiting the partisan rancor of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. Google discovered a software glitch that allowed access to its users' private data — and decided not to disclose it to consumers. The head of Interpol vanishes in France and re-appears in China, detained on bribery charges.

Duration:00:13:07

Monday, October 8, 2018

10/8/2018
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After Saturday's narrow Senate confirmation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh ushers in a new conservative era on the US Supreme Court. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading home from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A prominent Saudi journalist who criticized his government is missing and feared dead. Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, but never emerged.

Duration:00:13:45

Friday, October 5th, 2018

10/5/2018
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Today the full Senate votes on President Trump's controversial nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist and Nadia Murad, a 25 year-old Yazidi woman captured by ISIS, both for their work in calling global attention to sexual violence against women in war and armed conflict. Brazilians go to the polls on Sunday. The clear leader is a former army captain and far-right nationalist, who's modeled his...

Duration:00:14:05

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

10/4/2018
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Today senators will get a look at the FBI's supplemental background check on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The White House has already weighed in, saying the findings confirm Kavanaugh's denial of charges he sexually assaulted a young woman while in high school. But Democrats argue that the FBI stopped short of its mandate. Tomorrow the full Senate votes on Kavanaugh's nomination. In Chicago, closing arguments get underway in the trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke for the...

Duration:00:13:54

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

10/4/2018
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New reporting on President Trump's financial history contradicts his frequent brag that he's a self-made billionaire, and indicates that his wealth has declined since he became president. The national conversation around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been angry and polarized. Will the US Senate be permananently changed by his contentious confirmation hearing? British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses her nation today about the future of Brexit.

Duration:00:13:47

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

10/2/2018
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The FBI is interviewing former acquaintances of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as agents look into allegations of sexual assault against him. Four days after an earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia, rescue and recovery efforts are still underway and the death toll is climbing. California enacted a law that restores Obama-era net neutrality rules. Now the Department of Justice is suing the state. It's only the latest in a series of clashes between California and the Trump...

Duration:00:12:54

Monday, October 1st, 2018

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A vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination is delayed a week while the FBI looks into allegations against the nominee. The U.S. and Canada come to terms allowing a new NAFTA to move forward. The death toll rises on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following an earthquake and tsunami.

Duration:00:13:19

Friday, September 28, 2018

9/28/2018
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People across the country listened to the testimony of a Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says she did not want to speak out publicly about her sexual assault, and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the man who denied it. We discuss what happened, and what comes next.

Duration:00:14:44

Thursday, September 27, 2018

9/27/2018
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We discuss President Trump's remarkable press conference and preview the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, the U.S. is reimposing sanctions on Iran, despite European opposition.

Duration:00:13:27

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

9/26/2018
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A new poll looks at how voters are reacting to the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and an upcoming hearing. The Federal Reserve will likely nudge up interest rates. Also, we look at the cultural impact of Bill Cosby's sentencing amid the #MeToo movement.

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