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Up First

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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.


  • 03 AUG 2021
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021
    12m 27s

    Florida now leads the nation in new COVID-19 cases, and experts say it may be weeks before the surge begins to wane. Also, the Biden Administration is poised to deliver 110 million vaccine doses around the world. And, state lawmakers from T...

  • 02 AUG 2021
    Monday, August 2, 2021
    13m 30s

    The delta variant is leading to a surge in new COVID-19 cases, along with growing calls for tougher restrictions. But officials also report vaccinations are on the rise, especially in some hotspots. Also, the CDC's eviction moratorium comes...

  • 01 AUG 2021
    BONUS: Throughline: Behind The Five Rings
    42m 18s

    This week's bonus episode of Up First comes from NPR's Throughline. The Olympics originated in Ancient Greece and were resurrected in the 1890's after a 1,500 year ban. Since then, the International Olympic Committee has been behind every O...

  • 31 JUL 2021
    Saturday, July 31, 2021
    14m 9s

    As the CDC tracks the delta variant and tells vaccinated Americans in high-risk areas to mask up, experts are warning about further mutations of the coronavirus. President Biden is adapting his messaging to the changing pandemic. And an upd...

  • 30 JUL 2021
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    15m 17s

    Internal documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and could spread as easily as chickenpox. Also, defrocked Catho...

  • 29 JUL 2021
    Thursday, July 29, 2021
    13m 55s

    Senate Democrats and Republicans came together to advance a roughly $1 trillion proposal to improve the country's aging infrastructure, a deal months in the making. Also, President Biden is set to announce that all civilian federal employee...