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  • 13 minutes 38 seconds
    Supreme Court Scuttles Bump Stock Ban, Ukraine Peace Summit, Latest on Bird Flu
    The U.S. Supreme Court of Friday tossed out a ban on bump stocks - modifications that make semi-automatic rifles work more like machine guns. Also Ukraine is hosting a peace summit in Switzerland, but some key players, including Russia, will not be there. Plus, a series of new reports released this week tell us more about the bird flu is speading through cattle in the U.S..

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    15 June 2024, 1:09 pm
  • 12 minutes 50 seconds
    SCOTUS Tosses Mifepristone Case, Telsa Shareholders Vote, Healthcare Cyberattacks
    The commonly used abortion pill Mifepristone will stay on the market after the Supreme Court disqualified a case aimed at limiting access to the pill. Despite an ongoing court challenge, Telsa shareholders overwhelmingly vote to reinstate a massive pay package for CEO Elon Musk. And the White House announced a partnership with Microsoft and Google to help secure vulnerable healthcare systems in America.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Catherine Laidlaw, Emily Kopp, Russell Lewis, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle.
    It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Christopher Thomas and Julie Depenbrock.

    Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.

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    14 June 2024, 10:01 am
  • 15 minutes 52 seconds
    Biden At G7 Summit, Israel Hamas Negotiations, Microsoft Cybersecurity
    President Biden meets with leaders of the largest economies at the G7 Summit in Italy where they'll discuss the world's most pressing issues including the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. Mediators are working to close a ceasefire deal in Gaza after Hamas proposed amendments to the US backed proposal. And, Microsoft's president is testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee as ProPublica publishes an investigation into the company's security practices around 2020's SolarWinds cyber hack.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Hannah Bloch, Alice Woelfle, and Mohamad ElBardicy.
    It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty.
    Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.


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    13 June 2024, 10:17 am
  • 13 minutes 3 seconds
    Hunter Biden Conviction Aftermath, Garland Contempt Vote, Inflation Report
    President Biden says he will respect the judicial process after his son Hunter was convicted on three felony charges. Meanwhile, Republicans are going after the head of the justice department, the House will vote today on a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over recording of President Biden's interview with prosecutors on the mishandling of classified documents. And, inflation numbers are out today and it looks like people will have to wait a little longer for interest rates to cool.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Krishnadev Calamur, Rafael Nam, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle.
    It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty.
    Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.


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    12 June 2024, 10:02 am
  • 13 minutes 20 seconds
    Lebanon-Israel Border Escalation, Southern Baptist Convention, Siri's AI Upgrade
    Cross border attacks between Israel and Lebanon are intensifying as Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israeli leaders to push for a ceasefire deal in Gaza. The country's largest Protestant group gathers for its annual meeting. The Southern Baptist convention will vote on a number of key issues including banning women pastors and IVF fertility among other issues churches are facing. And, Siri is getting an AI upgrade after Apple announced a deal with ChatGPT.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by
    Hannah Bloch, Cheryl Corely, Gabriel Spitzer, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.

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    11 June 2024, 10:09 am
  • 13 minutes 2 seconds
    Israel-Gaza Latest, EU Elections Results, Hunter Biden Trial
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East to push president Biden's ceasefire deal amid international outrage over Israel's mission that rescued four hostages and killed more than 270 Palestinians in Gaza. European election results are in, and some of the biggest countries in the EU are swinging to the right. Also, Hunter Biden's defense will present their case as the felony gun trial of the president's son continues.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Hannah Bloch, Nick Spicer, Dana Farrington, Mohamad ElBardicy and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Lindsay Totty. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.


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    10 June 2024, 10:04 am
  • 27 minutes 35 seconds
    The Sunday Story: Video Game Economics (It's Not Play Money)
    Can you get a college scholarship for playing video games? Are they becoming more accessible? Will forever games really last... forever? Wailin Wong, co-host of The Indicator from Planet Money, joins us to discuss the economics of gaming and efforts to make the industry sustainable in the wake of mass layoffs.

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    9 June 2024, 10:19 am
  • 15 minutes 49 seconds
    Tough New Immigration Policy, Heavy SCOTUS Caseload, State of U.S. Economy Now
    A series of new executive actions are aimed at improving security at the southern border, we'll tell you how the changes are being received at the border. Also, it's June, usually around the time the U.S. Supreme Court goes into recess - but justices still have 16 fairly major cases to consider - that's a lot. And, we'll check in on the health of the U.S. economy, looking at barometers like inflation, mortgage rates, and employment numbers.

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    8 June 2024, 1:13 pm
  • 14 minutes 1 second
    Alex Jones, The Washington Post, A New CO2 Record
    Alex Jones, the right-wing media personality who trades in conspiracy theories, requests Chapter 7 liquidation to pay Sandy Hook families who sued him for defamation. NPR media reporter David Folkenflik shares his own experiences with Washington Post publisher Will Lewis, who reportedly pushed to squash a story involving him. Atmospheric CO2 hits a new record.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Catherine Laidlaw, Emily Kopp, Neela Banerjee, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Chris Thomas, and Milton Guevara. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Stacey Abbott.


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    7 June 2024, 10:43 am
  • 12 minutes 44 seconds
    New Attacks in Gaza, Justice Alito's Neighbor, EU Elections
    New Israeli bombardments are killing civilians, just days after Israel proposed terms for a ceasefire. A Northern Virginia resident speaks with NPR about her spat with the wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Far-right parties are expected to gain seats in elections for EU parliament.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Hannah Bloch, Barrie Hardymon, Nick Spicer, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams, Chris Thomas, and Milton Guevara. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Carleigh Strange.


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    6 June 2024, 10:01 am
  • 13 minutes 16 seconds
    Biden in Normandy, Political Messaging in Congress, Final Primaries of 2024
    President Biden speaks to Americans from Normandy, France, marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Lawmakers introduce bills whose only aim is to send a political message. Voters in four states and the District of Columbia cast ballots in the last primary elections of 2024.

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    Today's episode of Up First was edited by Roberta Rampton, Padmananda Rama, Kelsey Snell, Ally Schweitzer and Alice Woelfle. It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Milton Guevara. Our technical director is Zac Coleman, with engineering support from Arthur Laurent.


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    5 June 2024, 10:12 am
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