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Up First briefing: McCarthy's job threatened; how a robot could fight climate change

Monday, October 02, 2023

Congress averted a government shutdown. Now, Speaker McCarthy must avoid losing his job. And, this stinky seaweed-fighting robot could help fight climate change.


Up First briefing: Effects of a shutdown; health workers may strike; Maui conspiracies

Friday, September 29, 2023

What will stay open if the government shuts down? Kaiser Permanente's health care workers near a nationwide walkout. How conspiracy theories spread in the wake of wildfires in Hawaii.


Up First briefing: Biden impeachment inquiry; GOP debate takeaways; get more fiber

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Republicans will hold their first impeachment inquiry hearing on Biden. Six takeaways from the second GOP debate. How to add more fiber to your diet.


Up First briefing: Trump skips GOP debate; FTC sues Amazon; prepare for student loans

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Trump will skip tonight's GOP presidential primary debate to hold a rally in Detroit. The FTC sues Amazon in a monopoly case. Student loan payments are resuming. Here's how to prepare.


Up First briefing: Biden visits UAW; Congress tackles shutdown; Olympic doping hearing

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Biden will make a historic visit to picketing autoworkers. Congress returns four days before a potential government shutdown. A hearing for Kamila Valieva's Olympic doping scandal begins today.


Up First briefing: House budget dispute; Zelenskyy in D.C.; Simone Biles makes history

Thursday, September 21, 2023

House Republicans can't agree on a spending bill. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Volodymyr Zelenskyy ahead of his D.C. visit. Simone Biles qualifies for a record sixth World Gymnastics Championships.


Up First Briefing: Garland testifies; interest rate update; depression-fighting habits

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Attorney General Merrick Garland will appear before the House Judiciary Committee. The Federal Reserve is expected to hold interest rates steady. These seven habits help reduce depression.


Up First briefing: Americans freed from Iran; Biden to address U.N.; history of umami

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Five Americans head to the U.S. after a prisoner swap with Iran. Biden will address the U.N. on America's foreign policy. How umami overcame discrimination to become the 5th taste.


Up First briefing: U.N. and climate change; UAW strike Day 4; Barrymore pauses show

Monday, September 18, 2023

People marched against fossil fuel use ahead of the U.N. General Assembly. Auto plants shut down and workers were laid off amid the UAW strike. Drew Barrymore pauses her show after backlash.


Up First briefing: UAW strike; Birmingham church bombing anniversary; NPR news quiz

Friday, September 15, 2023

The United Auto Workers union strikes against the Big 3 automakers. Lessons learned 60 years after the Birmingham church bombing. See how much news you remember with this week's quiz.


Up First briefing: Romney won't run again; prepare for hurricanes; immigration growth

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Senator Mitt Romney says he won't seek reelection. How to prepare for a hurricane. The U.S. immigration population hits a record high.


Up First briefing: Biden impeachment inquiry; Libya flood; ineffective decongestants

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Republicans begin a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Aid groups rush to Libya after catastrophic flooding. FDA advisers say a decongestant in common cold medicines doesn't work.


Up First Briefing: Google on trial; Kim Jong Un in Russia; green comet sighting

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The U.S. antitrust case against Google begins today. Kim Jong Un is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin in Russia. See green comet Nishimura this week before it vanishes for 400 years.


Up First briefing: Sudan's humanitarian crisis; Texas floating border; office jargon

Thursday, September 07, 2023

The U.N. says 400,000 have fled from Sudan to Chad. A judge rules floating border barrier in Texas must be removed. Circling back to the most annoying office jargon.


Up First briefing: Blinken in Ukraine; ex-Proud Boys leader sentenced; new COVID data

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Secretary of State Blinken is in Kyiv. Ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio is sentenced to 22 years in prison. Vaccines and previous infections can protect you from the new COVID variant.


Up First briefing: Senate returns; Ken Paxton trial; Turkey archeological finds

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

The Senate returns after a monthlong recess. Texas' suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment trial begins today. Archaeologists in Turkey find massive structures below a Roman-era castle.


Up First briefing: Labor Day travel; 9/11 trial; best summer video games

Friday, September 01, 2023

This Labor Day weekend will be one of the busiest for travel. Settlement talks falter in the 9/11 terrorism case. These are the best video games of the summer.


Up First briefing: McConnell freezes again; Johannesburg fire, Idalia aftermath

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Concerns rise for Mitch McConnell after he froze at another press conference. Flood risks remain after Idalia swept the Southeast. A fire in Johannesburg has killed more than 70 people, many homeless.


Up First briefing: Hurricane Idalia; Proud Boys; Spanish Soccer controversy

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Hurricane Idalia makes landfall. The ex-leader of the Proud Boys will be sentenced today. An unwanted World Cup kiss sparks controversy in Spain.


Up First briefing: Florida evacuations; summer COVID wave; how to beat jet lag

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Florida residents brace for Hurricane Idalia, which is expected to become a hurricane before landfall. COVID cases are rising in the U.S. The NPR international desk's best tips for beating jet lag.