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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 at 6:30 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Michel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays at 9 a.m. ET, with Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Ayesha Rascoe on "The Sunday Story," available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.Support NPR's reporting by subscribing to Up Fi...

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Recent Episodes of Up First


Israeli Airstrike In Rafah, Papua New Guinea Landslide, U.S. Military Repatriation

Israeli Airstrike In Rafah, Papua New Guinea Landslide, U.S. Military Repatriation

The Gaza health ministry says that an airstrike in Rafah killed 35 Palestinians and injured dozens more in what was supposed to be a safe zone for people displaced by the war. Rescue and recovery efforts are underway in Papua New Guinea where hundreds of people are feared dead following a massive landslide. And the U.S. is increasingly focused on repatriating the remains of military service members who were killed in WWII and the Korean War.


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Episode 27 May 2024 14m and 27s


The Sunday Story: Planet Money Investigates Zombie 2nd Mortgages

The Sunday Story: Planet Money Investigates Zombie 2nd Mortgages

Imagine being a homeowner and paying your mortgage on time every month and then, suddenly, losing your house to foreclosure. It sounds like a nightmare. But an NPR Planet Money investigation reveals that this is happening to a striking number of people because of something called 'zombie 2nd mortgages.' On today's episode: What are zombie mortgages? Is all this legal? And is there any way for homeowners to fight the zombies?

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Episode 26 May 2024 31m and 28s


UN Court Rules on Gaza, Four Years After George Floyd's Death, ADHD Cases Rise

UN Court Rules on Gaza, Four Years After George Floyd's Death, ADHD Cases Rise

The International Court of Justice orders Israel to suspend its offensive in Rafah. How policing has changed in Minneapolis since George Floyd was killed. Federal researchers find that more kids are being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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Episode 25 May 2024 13m and 59s


NCAA Settlement, Louisiana Abortion Pills, Live Nation Antitrust Lawsuit

NCAA Settlement, Louisiana Abortion Pills, Live Nation Antitrust Lawsuit

The National Collegiate Athletics Association along with the nation's five biggest athletic conferences have agreed to settle antitrust lawsuits worth $2.8 billion. Louisiana lawmakers have voted to classify two drugs commonly used to induce abortions as dangerous and controlled substances. And the Justice Department sues Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster calling it an illegal monopoly.

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Today's episode of Up First was edited by Elana Perl, Carrie Feibel, Emily Kopp, Lisa Thomson and Claudia Peschiutta. It...

Episode 24 May 2024 12m and 32s


British PM Sunak Calls Election, Russia Nuclear Weapons Drills, Spring Housing Market

British PM Sunak Calls Election, Russia Nuclear Weapons Drills, Spring Housing Market

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls a general election as he trails the opposition in the polls. Russia's military has started tactical nuclear weapons drills in response to what the Kremlin says are growing threats from the West amid the war in Ukraine. And there aren't a lot of homes on the market, but those that are for sale are selling fast as competition among would-be buyers is keeping prices high.

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Episode 23 May 2024 12m and 48s


European Leaders Palestinian Statehood, Trump's Florida Case, Hospital Cyberattack

European Leaders Palestinian Statehood, Trump's Florida Case, Hospital Cyberattack

The leaders of Ireland, Spain and Norway announce their countries will recognize Palestinian statehood and the Israeli foreign minister says he's recalling the country's ambassadors for consultations in response. Lawyers for former President Donald Trump and two co-defendants are in court in Florida today asking a federal judge to dismiss the charges against their clients. And a ransomware attack on a major health care system continues to affect hospitals and patients two weeks after it happened.

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Episode 22 May 2024 12m and 56s


ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants, Senate Border Bill, Scarlett Johansson ChatGPT

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants, Senate Border Bill, Scarlett Johansson ChatGPT

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for top leaders of Hamas and Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Democratic-led Senate will hold a second vote on bipartisan border legislation that failed to pass earlier this year. And Scarlett Johansson says the maker of ChatGPT copied her voice for its new AI personal assistant.

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Episode 21 May 2024 12m and 54s


Iran's President Dies, Israel's Political Turmoil, Michael Cohen Resumes Testimony

Iran's President Dies, Israel's Political Turmoil, Michael Cohen Resumes Testimony

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has named an acting president following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, the country's foreign minister and other officials in a helicopter crash. Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanyahu is facing accusations from his own war cabinet that he doesn't have a strategy for replacing Hamas in Gaza. Michael Cohen will return to the stand in what will likely be the final day of testimony in the New York criminal trial of former President Donald Trump. And a London court is expected to deliver a final decision on whether or not Julian Assange can appeal extradition...

Episode 20 May 2024 12m and 59s


The Sunday Story: Life in the Shadow of the Philippines' Drug War

The Sunday Story: Life in the Shadow of the Philippines' Drug War

"They can just kill anyone."

Since 2016, thousands have been killed in the Philippines' war on drugs. The bloody campaign began under the Philippines' last president, Rodrigo Duterte, who said he would be "happy to slaughter" three million drug addicts in the country. When current president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took office in 2022, he promised to end this spree of state-sanctioned killings of alleged drug users and sellers, and focus on rehabilitation instead.

In today's episode of The Sunday Story, NPR's Emily Feng travels to the Philippines to see what has come of Marcos' attempt to burnish the...

Episode 19 May 2024 30m and 25s


Gaza Pier Delivers, Boeing Shareholders Meet, 'Regenerative Farming'

Gaza Pier Delivers, Boeing Shareholders Meet, 'Regenerative Farming'

The first aid trucks crossed into Gaza on a floating pier built by the U.S. government. Boeing's annual meeting was tightly controlled as the aircraft company has come under intense scrutiny. Why even vegan restaurant chains are beginning to serve meat.

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Episode 18 May 2024 14m and 38s

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