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Monday, August 10, 2020

The number of Covid-19 infections in the U.S. surpasses 5 million. Tens of millions of Americans could be evicted with the eviction ban lapsing. Plus, Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai is arrested under China's new national security law.
10/08/2012m 59s

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lawmakers have failed again to agree on a coronavirus relief deal so President Trump threatens to sign a series of executive orders. If the government funded the research, how much should a vaccine cost? In Beirut, protests are breaking out against the country's leaders.
08/08/2014m 34s

Friday, August 7, 2020

Negotiations over a new COVID-19 stimulus bill are at a standstill. Trump issues Executive Orders going after TikTok and WeChat. And, contact tracing is not growing with U.S. case counts.
07/08/2013m 37s

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Investigations continue in the Beirut explosion. Twitter and Facebook go after Trump for sharing coronavirus misinformation. And, the pandemic is changing the National Conventions.
06/08/2013m 22s

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The death toll is rising from yesterday's explosions in Beirut. A longtime incumbent loses in Missouri's Democratic Primary. And, some U.S COVID-19 relief checks were sent to non-American workers overseas.
05/08/2012m 53s

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias hits the East Coast. NPR and IPSOS release poll findings on the national response to the pandemic. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok's U.S. operations.
04/08/2012m 49s

Monday, August 3, 2020

With cases and deaths rising nationwide, Dr. Deborah Birx says the coronavirus has entered a "new phase." Presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden is close to naming a running mate. Plus, what the successful SpaceX landing means for space exploration.
03/08/2013m 39s


This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which is considered to be the most important civil rights act since the 1960s. This bonus episode of Up First is brought to you by NPR's history podcast Throughline. Hosts Ramtin Arablouei and Rund Abdellfatah look back at the making of this movement, the history of how disability came to be seen as a civil rights issue, and what the disability community is still fighting for 30 years later.
02/08/201h 3m

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Coronavirus economic aid talks continue through the weekend. The U.S. and countries emerging from poverty have the most COVID-19 cases. Hurricane Isaias passes the Bahamas and heads for the U.S.
01/08/2013m 16s

Friday, July 31, 2020

As millions of Americans watch their supplemental unemployment checks disappear, we take stock of economic wins and losses this week. The Trump administration is sending COVID-19 data to a new place, and there are major glitches. And finally, the Census Bureau is ending its canvassing program a month early. Will that change its count?
31/07/2013m 3s

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Commerce Department released an economic report for the last quarter. It details the sharpest economic contraction in modern American history. After weeks of standoffs with protesters, federal agents are stepping back in Portland. And finally, after almost 6 hours testifying in front of Congress, what more do we know about big tech and antitrust?
30/07/2013m 33s

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testify before Congress, Attorney General William P. Barr visited the Capitol on Tuesday to deliver his first congressional testimony in more than a year. And Steve Inskeep reports from Ashtabula County, Ohio.
29/07/2013m 11s

Tuesday July 28, 2020

The Republicans have reached a deal on coronavirus relief, but it could mean much less unemployment money for Americans. Can they convince Democrats? Major League Baseball is already postponing games due to COVID-19 infections. And do we need another lockdown to beat COVID-19?
28/07/2013m 3s

July 27, 2020

Republicans unveil their relief plan, protesters and federal agents continue to clash in Portland, Oregon, and the country remembers John Lewis, a civil rights icon.
27/07/2013m 6s

BONUS: Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

For decades, Democrats and Republicans competed to be tougher on crime. And few places were "tougher" than Republican-dominated Oklahoma. But that's changing. Politicians across the U.S. are starting to re-examine — and to some extent, reverse — how they think about long sentences and prisons. It all might be about morals ... but it's definitely about money. On this bonus episode of Up First, NPR's economics podcast Planet Money takes us to Oklahoma, to watch a state change its mind about prison sentences.
26/07/2028m 55s

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Courts are boosting police and Trump administration efforts to shut down protests in Portland, Ore, and Seattle. Federal pandemic aid measures are ending and lawmakers have yet to agree on what comes next. After the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketed, Arizona is seeing a small but steady decline.
25/07/2014m 22s

July 24, 2020

As the United States crashes past its four millionth coronavirus case, President Trump cancels the Jacksonville part of the Republican National Convention. Following a decision to close the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, the Chinese government will close a U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China. The DOJ will charge four Chinese researchers with visa fraud.
24/07/2013m 49s

July 23, 2020

President Trump has announced a new initiative to send federal agents and money to support state and local police in cities like Chicago and Albuquerque. Republicans reach an agreement on the relief package, what's next for the package? And finally, California has now reported more COVID-19 cases than any other state.
23/07/2013m 23s

July 22, 2020

With cases up and approval ratings down, Trump changes course on the pandemic. Meanwhile, many universities are revising their pandemic opening plans as well. And finally, are federal agents in Portland, Oregon and elsewhere acting legally?
22/07/2013m 7s

July 21, 2020

150 federal agents are deploying to Chicago as a part of President Trump's plan to quell violence and unrest in U.S. cities. Two new coronavirus vaccines are closer to large scale trials. And Florida teachers head to court, saying an order mandating them to teach five days a week in classrooms goes against the State Constitution.
21/07/2012m 47s

Monday July 20, 2020

Lawmakers are back on the hill negotiating the next trillion dollar relief package for the struggling economy. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases surge in 40 states. Finally, an update on the clash between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon.
20/07/2013m 12s

BONUS: So Long, Black Pete

In this bonus episode of Up First, Rough Translation host Gregory Warner examines a holiday tradition in the Netherlands. Resolving conflict through consensus is a Dutch tradition. But how do you find compromise when it comes to racism? This episode looks at a controversial Dutch character Black Pete, and how Black Lives Matter may have helped change the holiday season in the Netherlands forever.
19/07/2030m 2s

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Rep. John Lewis, whose life-long civil rights activism has inspired several generations to fight racial injustice, has died of pancreatic cancer. Also, U.S. retail sales may be up, but it doesn't mean we're in an economic recovery. And a new Trump Administration rule for reporting coronavirus data has states and hospitals scrambling.
18/07/2013m 58s

July 17, 2020

U.S., U.K., and Canadian intelligence agencies are warning that the Russians have been hacking into companies working to develop a coronavirus vaccine. The CDC said it would release new guidelines for school reopenings. And then it didn't. How are schools reacting? And finally, why are doctors still over-prescribing opioids?
17/07/2013m 28s

July 16, 2020

The Trump administration is diverting data collection away from the CDC. Major political figures, business tycoons, and celebrities were hacked on Twitter. And finally, Mary Trump's new memoir on the family that created the 45th President.
16/07/2013m 53s

July 15, 2020

President Trump announced an end to the United States' special relationship with Hong Kong. He also weighed in on the national debate about race and policing. Admiral Brett Giroir says the US can perform 100 million coronavirus tests a month by September, but will that be enough? And finally, after a three month delay, taxes are due today. Does the IRS have the resources to process them during the pandemic?
15/07/2013m 19s

July 14, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered indoor restaurants, bars and many other businesses to shut back down as Los Angeles and San Diego school districts announced schools will stay online this fall. A hearing today could decide the fate of more than a million international students. Finally, U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo calls Chinese action in the South China Sea "unlawful."
14/07/2012m 46s

Up First for Monday July 13, 2020

As coronavirus numbers continue to surge in states across the country, Florida set a record high on Sunday for the number of new cases reported in a single day. 1,000 CDC employees signed a letter alleging a toxic and racist culture at the CDC. And finally it's been four months since police killed Breonna Taylor. What's the latest in the investigation into her death?
13/07/2014m 24s

BONUS: The Importance of Black Doctors

In this bonus episode of Up First brought to you by NPR's science podcast Short Wave, host Maddie Sofia and reporter Emily Kwong take a look at the lack of diversity in the physician workforce and its effect on black patients.
12/07/2015m 16s

Saturday, July 11, 2020

President Trump commutes the sentence of longtime associate and "dirty trickster" Roger Stone. America's coronavirus testing system is nearing capacity and yet still insufficient. Chicago is enduring a wave of gun violence.
11/07/2015m 13s

Up First For Friday July 10, 2020

In California, a strong initial response kept coronavirus numbers low, but now the state is seeing one of the country's worst outbreaks. The U.S. Supreme Court decision that a huge swath of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation may have big legal implications. Finally, the trajectory of the economy has often swayed presidential elections, but that appears to be changing.
10/07/2013m 37s

Breaking News Update: Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records

The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a big loss Thursday, ruling that he is not "categorically immune" from having his pre-presidential financial records released to a New York grand jury. But in a second decision on the House's request for similar information, the court appeared to question the breadth of congressional authority.
09/07/209m 0s

Up First for Thursday July 9, 2020

The Trump administration is questioning its own guidelines to try to get schools to reopen this fall, but is it logistically and financially possible? Joe Biden is working with Bernie Sanders and other progressives to improve his pitch to progressives, and finally the Supreme Court will rule today on Trump's financials. Will the public get access?
09/07/2014m 35s

Up First for Wednesday July 8, 2020

The Trump Administration is pushing for K-12 schools to open this fall. They are also threatening to expel international students who are only being offered online courses by their universities. After a legal challenge, President Trump's niece, Mary Trump, will publish a tell-all family memoir next week. What does she have to say about her uncle's family secrets? Mexico's president meets President Trump at the White House to mark the USMCA.
08/07/2012m 59s

Up First for Tuesday July 7, 2020

As coronavirus cases are surging, Miami-Dade County is rolling back reopening measures. But Florida's Governor is downplaying the spike in cases. The economy is starting to bounce back, but those gains could be jeopardized by a new surge of coronavirus infections. Economists at Goldman Sachs say requiring people to wear face masks could slow the spread of the virus, without taking a heavy toll on business. President Trump has struggled to articulate his second-term agenda. Pollsters say that strategy could backfire.
07/07/2013m 16s

Up First for Monday July 6, 2020

In speeches, the president painted a picture of a divided America. Scientists examine other ways COVID-19 can spread. And, Israel is criticized for focusing on West Bank annexation rather than COVID-19.
06/07/2012m 54s

Saturday, July 4, 2020

President Trump delivered an acrimonious speech stoking divisions at Mount Rushmore, and mentioning the pandemic only once. As coronavirus cases surge in Texas the governor mandates the use of masks. And ahead of a holiday weekend, we'll talk about how human behavior shapes the trajectory of the pandemic.
04/07/2015m 5s

Up First for Friday July 3, 2020

After a major surge in COVID-19 cases, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered nearly all residents to wear masks. Meanwhile, large parts of California are shutting down again due to a rise in cases there. The FBI has arrested Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
03/07/2013m 48s

Thursday July 2, 2020

After a June full of economic starts and stops, the jobs report will tell us more about the economic outlook. Next, the Biden campaign saw huge fundraising numbers this month, but can they turn dollars into votes? Finally, Seattle police have dismantled the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone.
02/07/2013m 31s

Wednesday July 1, 2020

To understand more about Russia's bounty program, we take a closer look at how intelligence is gathered and shared. Advertisers are boycotting Facebook saying it fails to deal with hate speech on its platform. And as COVID-19 infection rates balloon, there's a new tool tallying local outbreaks.
01/07/2013m 30s

Tuesday June 30, 2020

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is up, but not up enough. Meanwhile, some Democrats head to the White House to learn more about what the president knew about a Russian bounty program. Elsewhere, China has passed a new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in Hong Kong.
30/06/2013m 36s

Coronavirus Surge, Russia Pays To Kill US Troops, President Re-Tweets Racist Slogan

As coronavirus cases top 10 million, how does the US fare in the global outbreak? Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan for the lives of coalition troops. How many US soldiers were killed? President Trump re-tweeted a video including a white supremacist slogan.
29/06/2013m 22s

Sunday, June 28, 2020

In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's Throughline, hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei bring us the story of Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant who refused to cooperate with public health officials..and became the notorious "Typhoid Mary."
29/06/2043m 6s

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. hits an all time high, says the White House task force. Yet Vice President Pence defends large political rallies that could spread COVID-19. And the European Union says it may not admit Americans because the U.S. doesn't have the virus under control.
27/06/2014m 52s

Friday, June 26, 2020

Attorney General William Barr says he is responsible for a series of actions that appear to benefit President Trump. But he insists there's no political influence in those decisions from the White House. The race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 has yielded 16 promising candidates. With cases soaring across the United States, are any of those new drugs viable? And a soldier in Kentucky faces federal terrorism-related charges. Prosecutors say Ethan Melzer was part of a satanic white supremacist network and planned to attack his own unit.
26/06/2014m 7s

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says another lockdown will be a last resort. But coronavirus cases in the Lone Star state have soared to more than 5,000 per day. The number of young people getting sick with COVID-19 is on the rise, making it even more difficult for universities to plan for a fall return. And despite weeks of protests calling for police reform, lawmakers can't seem to reach consensus. What, if anything, will Congress do in this moment?
25/06/2013m 22s

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Two whistleblowers accuse the Department of Justice of acting under political influence. One of them alleges that President Trump's friend Roger Stone got preferential treatment. After a disappointing rally in Tulsa over the weekend, Trump riled up crowds in Arizona on Tuesday. Will the president stick to large indoor rallies despite the raging pandemic? And finally, it's going to look a little different, but baseball is back. Spring training kicks off in July, and the season will consist of just 60 games.
24/06/2013m 21s

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

President Trump will talk about his southern border wall and his new action on immigration at a rally in Arizona on Tuesday. The state is one of several where coronavirus cases are on the rise. How will Trump's reception compare to what he saw in Oklahoma? Also on Tuesday, voters in five states will cast their ballots in primary elections. And a woman from Mississippi is one of the first in the U.S. to be treated with the gene-editing technique CRISPR.
23/06/2013m 12s

Monday, June 22, 2020

In his forthcoming book, John Bolton is questioning President Trump's competence. Steve Inskeep discusses his one-on-one interview with the former National Security Advisor. At least 20 states are registering an uptick in coronavirus cases. The president says that's because they are testing more. Most health experts dispute that. NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace led the charge to remove the Confederate flag from all of the racing series' events. Now a noose has been discovered in his team's garage. How is NASCAR handling the situation?
22/06/2013m 42s


In this bonus episode, NPR's Code Switch team looks at white activism in the wake of George Floyd's killing. The video of his death is horrific, and the brutality is stark. But that was the case in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 and Minnesota in 2016. This time, though, white people are out in the streets in big numbers, and books such as "So You Want to Talk About Race" and "How to Be an Antiracist" top the bestseller lists. So we asked some white people: What's different this time?
21/06/2029m 31s

Saturday, June 20, 2020

The Attorney General said the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is resigning but the U.S. Attorney says no. A new antibody therapy for COVID-19 shows promise. And Latin America has now become the global epicenter of the pandemic.
20/06/2014m 57s

Friday, June 19, 2020

President Trump is returning to the campaign trail for first time in over three months. What will he say to supporters in Tulsa? A TSA employee has filed a whistleblower complaint. The complaint says the agency failed to protect travelers and staff from the coronavirus. Also, college students and their families may need more financial aid. NPR has learned the U.S. Department of Education is making it harder for students to get it.
19/06/2013m 36s

Breaking News Update: Supreme Court Rules Against Trump Administration on DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court has extended a lifeline to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allowed roughly 650,000 so-called "Dreamers" to stay and work in this country legally. The 5-4 decision allows the "Dreamers" to remain safe from deportation for now.
18/06/2013m 20s

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton says President Trump pleaded with China's leader to help him win the election in November. His new book has damning details about the president's conduct. A former Atlanta police officer has been charged with murder for shooting Rayshard Brooks. What's the response in Atlanta? COVID-19 cases in Florida are surging, but you wouldn't know it to hear Governor Ron DeSantis talk.
18/06/2013m 14s

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Senate Republicans are joining the debate over policing reform. They propose to ban chokeholds and help pay for body cameras. On the border between India and China, at least 20 soldiers have been killed. Each country accuses the other's troops of causing the fighting in the mountains. Also, people with low incomes have started buying things again. More affluent people have not. A finding with big implications for the economic recovery.
17/06/2013m 41s

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

President Trump will sign an executive order on policing on Tuesday. He proposes a national database to track police misconduct, and for social workers to go with police on some calls. The president also talks of pulling thousands of American troops out of Germany. What lies behind his latest threat directed at a NATO ally? In California, two Black men were found dead in unusual circumstances. Their deaths were ruled suicides. One case is being re-opened after demands for more investigation.
16/06/2013m 27s

Monday, June 15

What does an autopsy reveal about Rayshard Brooks' death? Video shows the 27-year-old Georgia man seized a police officer's Taser as he fled an arrest. The autopsy shows the officer who shot him hit him twice in the back. Florida, Texas and other states have set records for new coronavirus cases. But Arizona's governor says the state is ready to reopen even as new cases soar.
15/06/2013m 19s

BONUS: Patent Racism

In this bonus episode, the team at NPR's Planet Money brings us a story on patents in the U.S. Dr. Lisa Cook found a blindspot in a big theory on innovation: the idea that if we just make strong patent laws, innovation will come. True for some, not true for others. Her research has huge implications for Black Americans — and for the wealth of entire countries. But convincing her colleagues took a lot more than data.
14/06/2025m 49s

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Some states are seeing a worrying rise in coronavirus infections. President Trump is caught between supporting police and pressure to reform some of their tactics. Protesters in the U.K. are targeting monuments they say glorify a racist past.
13/06/2014m 14s

Friday, June 12, 2020

President Trump plans to sign an executive order encouraging better practices by police departments, but rejected more far-reaching proposals to tackle racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Also, a look at what some cities and states are already doing to address calls for police reforms. And, how is the development for a coronavirus vaccine going as many areas of the U.S. begin to re-open?
12/06/2013m 42s

Thursday, June 11, 2020

With the presidential election just a few months away, President Trump and Democratic hopeful former vice president Joe Biden are returning to the campaign trail. How are they making their case to lead a nation in crises? Also, Amazon is putting a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial-recognition technology, yielding to pressure from police-reform advocates and civil rights groups. And, a U.S. grad student imprisoned in Iran for more than three years tells his story for the first time since being released in December.
11/06/2013m 49s

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Congress is holding its first hearing on policing and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. The House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Floyd's brother and a range of other witnesses. Also, the coronavirus pandemic is still a threat and new hotspots are popping up across the country. And, why did companies with little or no experience get large government contracts to provide personal protective equipment to guard against coronavirus?
10/06/2013m 58s

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

George Floyd will be buried in Houston, Texas today. We'll hear from friends who say his death has sparked new conversations about being black in America. Also, New York's legislature quickly passed new laws regulating police policy. And, an NPR investigation found many companies have sought exceptions to EPA rules during the pandemic.
09/06/2013m 25s

Monday, June 8, 2020

Final memorial services for George Floyd begin today in Houston. We hear from people who knew him there. Also, the Minneapolis City Council has indicated support for dismantling the city's police department in the wake of the killing of George Floyd that sparked national protests. And, Democrats in Congress are introducing legislation to make wide-ranging changes at police departments across the country.
08/06/2013m 21s

BONUS: American Police

In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's Throughline, hosts Ramtin Arablouei and Rund Abdellfatah dive into America's history with policing. Black Americans being victimized and killed by the police is an epidemic. A truth many Americans are acknowledging since the murder of George Floyd, as protests have occurred in all fifty states calling for justice on his behalf. But this tension between African American communities and the police has existed for centuries. This week, how the origins of policing in America put violent control of Black Americans at the heart of the system.
07/06/201h 5m

Saturday, June 6, 2020

In Washington, D.C, and elsewhere, demonstrations continue this weekend. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds two-thirds of Americans say President Trump has increased racial tensions. An NFL statement expresses support for peaceful protests but does not mention Colin Kaepernick.
06/06/2015m 20s

Friday, June 5, 2020

As protests around policing and against the police killing of George Floyd continue across the U.S., a hearing in the case of the killing of a black man in Georgia by three white men has revealed new and disturbing details. Also, the shooting of a 22-year-old black man during protests in Omaha, Nebraska, is adding to unrest and spurring calls for justice. And, President Trump continues to insist that the protests are violent and may need military intervention. How is that message being received?
05/06/2014m 11s

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and several other former senior military officials have condemned President Trump's threat to use the military to quell protests across the country. Also, all four of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd are now being charged. And, even with the coronavirus pandemic still raging across the country, can the economic damage caused begin to recover?
04/06/2013m 6s

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Protests against the death of George Floyd were largely peaceful for the first time in many nights. We hear from a father in Los Angeles about how he is talking with his sons about this moment. Also, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department's practices and policies over the last decade. And, what is happening in Congress as the country comes to grips with both nationwide protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic?
03/06/2012m 44s

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

National Guard troops used tear gas and shot rubber bullets to clear a path through a peaceful protest in a city park in Washington, D.C. Also, President Trump threatened to call in the military to end protests around the country and then ventured outside the White House grounds to pose for photographs at a nearby church. And, we go back to Minneapolis to hear from the owner of the corner store that made the initial call to police that led to George Floyd's death.
02/06/2013m 9s

Monday, June 1, 2020

Protesters angry at the killing of a black man during an arrest by Minneapolis police raged across multiple cities in the U.S. over the weekend. How are leaders there and police responding? We check in with reporters in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
01/06/2012m 59s

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The police officer who pinned George Floyd to the ground has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Protests continued and turned violent in several cities, including Minneapolis. Amid a blistering verbal attack on China, President Trump says he's pulling the U.S. out of the World Health Organization even as the country is in the middle of a pandemic.
30/05/2014m 32s

Friday, May 29, 2020

Chaos gripped the Twin Cities again Thursday night into Friday as peaceful protests gave way to spasms of looting and fire-setting. Also, seven people were shot at a protest in Louisville, Kentucky related to the killing of a black woman by police. And, President Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies.
29/05/2012m 59s

Thursday, May 28, 2020

COVID-19, the highly infectious viral disease that has been spreading across the globe, has taken more than 100,000 American lives. Also, the rift between the U.S. and China is growing as the U.S. State Department says they no longer consider Hong Kong to have significant autonomy under Chinese rule. And, violent protests broke out in Minneapolis and other parts of Minnesota overnight in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody.
28/05/2012m 54s

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Protests erupted and now four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody. Also, Twitter adding fact-check warnings to two tweets by President Trump in which he claimed without evidence that mail-in voting was fraudulent. And, an NPR investigation found that some communities of color in Texas don't have as much access to coronavirus testing as white communities.
27/05/2013m 25s

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The unemployment benefit meant to keep many afloat during the pandemic is set to expire at the end of July and lawmakers need to decide what to do next. Also, the pandemic poses challenges to voting in the upcoming presidential election. And, many public schools are facing financial meltdown due to state budget cuts caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
26/05/2012m 20s

Monday, May 25, 2020

The U.S. has banned travel from Brazil after a surge in coronavirus cases there. Also, protests sparked on Sunday in response to China's plans to tighten its control over Hong Kong through security legislation. And, a federal judge has ruled that a Florida state law that would have required felons to pay any outstanding court fees and fines before they can register to vote is unconstitutional.
25/05/2013m 51s

BONUS: How One Woman Inspired The Design For The N95 Mask

The N95 respirator has become one of the most coveted items in the world, especially by medical professionals. But how did this seemingly simple mask become the lifesaving tool it is today? In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast, Throughline, we follow the curious history of one of the most important defenses in our fight against COVID-19.
24/05/2041m 46s

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Alabama is reopening despite a shortage of intensive care beds in Montgomery. A surge in demand for antibody tests runs the risk of giving people and employers a false sense of security. As Beijing tightens its grip, Hong Kong reacts.
23/05/2013m 52s

Friday, May 22, 2020

Beijing has signaled it will push through sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong, its most aggressive effort yet to exert its control over the semi-autonomous city. Also, the Centers for Disease Control has new recommendations for colleges and universities preparing to welcome back students during the coronavirus pandemic. And, legal proceedings have come to a virtual standstill at the U.S. military court and prison at Guantánamo Bay due to the pandemic. So what happens now?
22/05/2013m 6s

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A Columbia University analysis estimates that tens of thousands of U.S. deaths could have been prevented with earlier lockdowns. Also, new coronavirus data shows declines in new cases of the virus, hospitalizations and deaths across all but a few areas of the United States. So what about the cities where cases have merely plateaued? And, Syrian officials who fled the nation's civil war are on trial in Germany, charged with war crimes.
21/05/2013m 10s

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

How quickly can the U.S. economy rebound from the coronavirus shutdown? And, with traffic dramatically down in recent months, the U.S. is in the middle of an accidental experiment showing what happens to air pollution when millions of people stop driving. Also, a massive cyclone in the Bay of Bengal poses deadly risks in a vulnerable part of the world.
20/05/2013m 21s

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

President Trump and his health secretary say the World Health Organization failed in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and threatened to permanently end U.S. funding. Also, the president says he has been taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc to protect against the coronavirus. And, a Senate committee will question Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the first wave of coronavirus aid.
19/05/2013m 0s

Monday, May 18, 2020

The World Health Organization annual oversight meeting kicks off today amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe. Also, some of the biggest automakers are starting up their assembly lines again. What safety measures are they taking? And, Florida's two biggest counties are re-opening non-essential businesses even as the state is seeing new coronavirus cases trending up.
18/05/2013m 11s

BONUS: Hotel Corona

As Israelis were in isolation, under lockdown, 180 patients in one COVID-19 ward were eating, dancing and laughing together across religious lines. Welcome to the Hotel Corona. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's international podcast Rough Translation, host Gregory Warner takes you to Jerusalem to tell a story that follows familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory.
17/05/2035m 10s

Saturday, May 16, 2020

President Trump fired Inspector General State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, some states find a list of COVID testing labs provided by the White House largely unhelpful, and after a nine week lock down, Italy re-opens.
16/05/2013m 34s

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Trump administration put the onus on reopening to states, but city and county governments aren't always willing to abide by state rules. The Food and Drug Administration raises concerns about the reliability of a speedy coronavirus test touted by President Trump. And, Sen. Richard Burr will step aside from his role as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday, pending an FBI investigation into possible insider trading.
15/05/2013m 24s

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Rick Bright, a federal scientist who says he was ousted from his job overseeing vaccine development, testifies before a House subcommittee about coronavirus warnings he says went ignored by the Trump administration. Wisconsin's Supreme Court overturns the state's stay-at-home order. And, how severe is the COVID-19 situation in Mexico?
14/05/2013m 46s

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Chinese city of Wuhan is planning to test all 11 million residents in the coming days after six new COVID-19 cases surfaced, weeks after the city began relaxing its lockdown. New Kaiser Family Foundation data crunches the numbers on how many Americans are estimated to have lost health insurance during the pandemic. And, how did the U.S. end up with a shortage of medical supplies such as swabs at a time when they're desperately needed for coronavirus testing?
13/05/2013m 17s

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci will be among four Trump administration officials testifying before a Senate committee today on whether to reopen the economy. Will he issue another warning? Oral arguments begin at the Supreme Court in three cases involving President Trump, with big implications for presidential powers. And, nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states. Why have they been so vulnerable to the virus?
12/05/2014m 1s

Monday, May 11, 2020

After two White House staffers test positive for coronavirus, Trump administration witnesses preparing to testify before a Senate panel on reopening America will do so remotely this week. How are leaders in the rest of the U.K. reacting to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's road map for exiting a lockdown? And, a for-profit college that received millions in coronavirus-related funding faces a new lawsuit and allegations that the college was a sham.
11/05/2013m 13s

BONUS: Where Did This Coronavirus Originate? Virus Hunters Find Genetic Clues In Bats

Bats harbor some of the toughest known zoonotic diseases, and are the likely origin for the coronavirus. Emily Kwong and Maddie Sofia of NPR's daily science podcast, Short Wave, bring us this bonus episode of Up First.
10/05/2013m 2s

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Hundreds rallied in Georgia after arrests were made in the killing of an unarmed black man. As the country opens up, officials worry about a second coronavirus surge. In Corvallis, Ore., researchers are going door to door to test people for the coronavirus.
09/05/2013m 13s

Breaking News Update: U.S. Loses 20.5 Million Jobs; Unemployment Hits 14.7%

The Labor Department delivered a historically bad employment report Friday, showing 20.5 million jobs lost last month as the nation locked down against the coronavirus. The jobless rate soared to 14.7% — the highest level since the Great Depression.
08/05/2012m 46s

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Labor Department is expected to deliver a devastating jobs report showing the worst unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Will the dismissal of charges against Michael Flynn shake confidence in Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department? And, two white men face murder charges after the February shooting death of an unarmed black man who went jogging in Georgia.
08/05/2013m 56s

Thursday, May 7, 2020

A Harvard analysis conducted exclusively with NPR suggests most states aren't doing enough coronavirus testing for those states to safely reopen. What happens next in the case of an unarmed black jogger who was shot dead after being chased by two armed white men in Georgia? And, it's back to school for some students in Montana today, but when might classes resume elsewhere?
07/05/2013m 41s

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Trump administration is discussing a wind-down of the White House's coronavirus task force. Workers' advocates push back on Senate Republicans seeking liability shields for businesses looking to reopen. And, deceased Americans are receiving coronavirus relief checks.
06/05/2014m 12s

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Updated coronavirus projections from a key data model show the death toll could nearly double the last estimate by August. California looks to ease some restrictions on businesses as soon as this week. And, Venezuela says it has captured two American 'mercenaries' accused of plotting to help overthrow Nicolas Maduro's government.
05/05/2014m 17s

Monday, May 4, 2020

New cellphone tracking data suggests some Americans are getting tired of social distancing. The U.S. Senate reconvenes despite ongoing health fears over coronavirus. And, President Trump faces calls to block a fleet of Saudi oil tankers set to bring a flood of oil to U.S. shores.
04/05/2014m 3s

Embedded: Covering Couples During Covid

Amid a pandemic, couples are getting together, staying together and falling apart. Today, we bring you a special episode from NPR's Embedded podcast.
03/05/2022m 39s

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Brazilian officials are expecting a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, despite the president's downplaying of the threat. Here in the U.S., President Trump says it's a good sign that he can weekend at Camp David. And in New York City, emergency medical personnel are going door-to-door to find coronavirus patients.
02/05/2015m 49s

Friday, May 1, 2020

Coronavirus stay-at-home orders are expiring in several states so many businesses are calculating how they can re-open. But that's not a simple process. Also, workers for some the biggest companies in the U.S. who have been working through the pandemic are planning mass protests. And, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, faces an accusation of sexual assault.
01/05/2014m 16s

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Preliminary results of a major study of the antiviral drug remdesivir show it can help hospitalized patients with COVID-19 recover faster. Also, a new test could offer a much easier and more widely available alternative for coronavirus diagnosis. And, why are civilian mariners angry about lockdown efforts to prevent outbreaks on Navy ships?
30/04/2012m 54s

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Commerce Department releases a snapshot of first-quarter GDP on Wednesday. What will it tell us about the effect of the coronavirus on the economy? Also, President Trump has signed an executive order declaring meat processing plants "critical infrastructure." And, the Trump administration cut off funding for a project studying how coronaviruses spread from bats to people.
29/04/2013m 34s

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Many health experts say contact tracing is the best investment toward combating future COVID-19 outbreaks. So how are state efforts going to build up the workforce needed? Also, there is a greater push for online voting systems ahead of the 2020 presidential election, but are they secure? And, like many companies, short-term rental company Airbnb is having to think about its future following the pandemic. We hear from the CEO.
28/04/2013m 1s

Monday, April 27, 2020

Two former federal officials from the Obama and Trump administrations have written to Congress with an outline for a public health investment in the next coronavirus aid package. Also, restaurants and theaters are re-opening in Georgia. And, how will the coronavirus change how we live and work going forward?
27/04/2013m 51s

The Indicator From Planet Money: Small Businesses On Their Own

Congress passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act last month. Part of the act was designed to help small businesses, by offering loans of up to $2 million, to keep their heads above water while the economic shutdown continues. Or that was the idea, at least. It turns out that the $350 billion dollars in aid directed to small and medium-sized enterprises isn't getting to many of them. When it has arrived, it's been in much smaller amounts than advertised. And today we learned the money has run out, leaving a disturbing number of small businesses on the brink of ruin.
26/04/2010m 57s

Saturday, April 25, 2020

President Trump is downplaying claims he made that disinfectants and UV rays could kill the coronavirus inside the human body. Fabric from pantyhose and tights can upgrade cloth face masks. Also, Georgia is allowing some non-essential businesses to re-open this weekend.
25/04/2014m 50s

Friday, April 24, 2020

A Centers for Disease Control program was meant to be an early warning system for the coronavirus. Why was it delayed in getting off the ground? Also, a new survey of nurses shows that more than 80 percent say they still don't have enough protective gear and the federal government isn't doing enough to keep them safe. And, more than 3 million homeowners are now skipping their mortgage payments because they've been hurt financially by the pandemic.
24/04/2013m 17s

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Georgia plans to start opening businesses back up on Friday. But is the state ready? Also, Missouri is suing China's government alleging it is responsible for the global spread of the coronavirus. And, while a COVID-19 vaccine is still many months away, health experts have to make plans now about how a vaccine would be made and distributed globally.
23/04/2013m 33s

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

President Trump plans to suspend immigration for people seeking green cards for 60 days, a measure he says is needed to protect U.S. workers. Also, the Senate has passed a $484 billion coronavirus relief package for distressed small businesses. And, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp plans to re-open parts of his state's economy. But some mayors there say it is too soon.
22/04/2013m 49s

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

President Trump said he intends to close the United States to people trying to immigrate into the country to live and work because of the coronavirus. Also, the fastest test being used to diagnose people infected with the coronavirus appears to not always be reliable. And, what does it mean when oil prices go into the negative?
21/04/2013m 20s

Monday, April 20, 2020

The White House and congressional Democrats on Sunday closed in on an agreement for a $450 billion economic relief package. What's in it? Also, protesters in several states want governors to re-open businesses and end stay-at-home orders. And, at least 16 people were killed in a mass shooting in Nova Scotia in what is the deadliest shooting in Canada's history.
20/04/2013m 4s

The Coronavirus Guilt Trip

Public shame is a powerful tool. But how useful is it when trying to curb a global pandemic? Shaming stories from South Korean chat rooms, a Pakistani street corner, and a Brooklyn grocery store.
19/04/2027m 6s

Saturday, April 18, 2020

States are inching toward reopening. There is skepticism the nation's testing capacity is sufficient to allow that to happen quickly. And new coronavirus testing technology is making its way through the pipeline.
18/04/2012m 48s

Friday, April 17, 2020

The White House unveiled guidelines on Thursday it said the nation can use to plot a course out of the coronavirus disaster and toward something like normal. Also, the coronavirus outbreak has brought China's nearly half-century-long run of growth to an end. And there has been much speculation and even conspiracy theories around the origins of the coronavirus. The U.S. government says they are working to find answers.
17/04/2013m 37s

Thursday, April 16, 2020

President Trump says he'll offer guidance to states on how they can re-open their economies. Also, new jobless claims are expected to be high again, but there are signs that the wave of unemployment has peaked. And in India police are trying to track down thousands of people linked to a coronavirus outbreak, but some fear it is leading to discrimination and even attacks against Muslims.
16/04/2013m 0s

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

President Trump says he will halt U.S. funding of the World Health Organization, accusing the organization of mismanaging its response to the coronavirus. Also, the president says he will work with governors to re-open parts of the economy, but who has the ultimate authority? And a look at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests.
15/04/2012m 54s

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

President Trump asserted in a White House news briefing that the authority to make the decision to open the country back up rested solely with him. Also, results from the Wisconsin primary where voters went to the polls despite concerns over the coronavirus. And, a Navy sailor on board a ship whose captain raised concerns about the coronavirus and was ultimately relieved of duty, has died.
14/04/2013m 9s

Monday, April 13, 2020

In order to re-open at least parts of the U.S., public health experts say there needs to be robust contact tracing. How would that work? Also, President Trump made big promises on the coronavirus response a month ago. How many of those promises have become reality? And, Spain is easing some lockdown restrictions in a hopeful sign for the outbreak in the hard-hit country.
13/04/2012m 39s

BONUS: Who Counts In 2020?

If you've sorted through your mail any time in the past few weeks, you probably noticed a very serious, very official letter from the U.S. government. It's a note asking you to fill out the 2020 Census. In fact, every household in the country is legally REQUIRED to fill out a census. But many households won't be doing that. One big reason? Distrust of the government. In this bonus episode of Code Switch, NPR's podcast about race and identity, hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby explore how that distrust could skew the results of the census, and why that has HUGE repercussions — especially for people of color.
12/04/2037m 36s

Saturday, April 11, 2020

The Trump administration is eager to ease social distancing guidelines in order to reopen the economy, but health experts urge caution. The coronavirus crisis is putting clinical trials for experimental treatments for other diseases on hold. In Africa, coronavirus infections are rising.
11/04/2014m 29s

Friday, April 10, 2020

Centers for Disease Control director Robert Redfield tells NPR the U.S. is nearing the peak of the coronavirus. Also, a look at how the pandemic is impacting the nation's food supply and demand. And, China is closing off its border with Russia to prevent a new wave of infections of Covid-19.
10/04/2013m 5s

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The federal government has released new guidelines for when people in critical infrastructure roles can return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also, Sen. Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign. And a consortium of oil-producing countries meet to try to solve a price war impacting oil markets.
09/04/2013m 30s

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Early data suggests that black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than other groups. Also, the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will now start taking coronavirus patients, a change from its original mission. And, Wuhan, China, where the disease is thought to have began, has re-opened after a 76-day lockdown.
08/04/2012m 58s

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Wisconsin's in-person primary election is on despite concerns over the risk of the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders across the U.S. Also, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit due to coronavirus. And, Japan enters a state of emergency as the country braces for a surge in cases.
07/04/2013m 35s

Monday, April 6, 2020

For the first time in days, New York has seen the daily number of deaths, hospitalizations and intubations as a result of COVID-19 decrease. But is it just a blip? And what does the week ahead look like for the rest of the U.S.? Also, several governors have been critical of the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus. How is the White House responding?
06/04/2012m 58s

BONUS: The Race To Make Ventilators

Ventilators — maybe the biggest supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. And American businesses are rising to meet the challenge. To avoid the worst case scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic, America will need more ventilators, maybe hundreds of thousands of new ones in the coming months. Across the country companies that normally make things like auto parts are turning on a dime, racing to make ventilator parts. In this bonus episode of NPR's Planet Money podcast, Karen Duffin and Kenny Malone take us up close and inside the scramble to manufacture just one of those hundreds of parts.
05/04/2024m 56s

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

The CDC is recommending Americans wear cloth masks for protection when out and about. COVID-19 cases are increasing in Detroit and New Orleans. The Trump administration is tweaking the definition of the Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies.
04/04/2014m 55s

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The U.S. coronavirus curve rises while China's flattens. The pandemic opens a new front in the abortion battle. And, Bloomberg staffers say they were promised jobs through November, some are suing.
03/04/2013m 11s

Breaking News Update: 6.6 Million File Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus

A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, doubling the record set a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday.
02/04/208m 58s

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The White House suggests that wearing face masks could help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Florida orders residents to stay at home. And, the coronavirus nearly bumps the presidential campaign from news headlines.
02/04/2013m 32s

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

President Trump issues sobering coronavirus warning. Models show it will get worse before it gets better. Dozens of sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt are sick after being infected with COVID-19. Renters face first of the month.
01/04/2014m 20s

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

President Trump says more coronavirus tests will be made available. Hospitals and their staffs struggle with how to protect themselves and patients as COVID-19 cases multiply. And, Palestinian and Israeli leaders lauded for tight lockdowns.
31/03/2013m 35s

BONUS: Listen To NPR's New Daily Update On Coronavirus News

NPR's new podcast 'Coronavirus Daily' is an afternoon update on the pandemic and how the world is coping. In today's episode: Why more testing remains crucial in the public health fight against COVID-19, and the Idaho town with one of the highest infection rates in the country. Also, what you need to know about grocery shopping.Subscribe and listen to Coronavirus Daily from NPR on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the NPR One App. More from this episode: Tips on grocery shopping and more from NPR's Goats and Soda Sign up for 'The New Normal' newsletter Find and support your local public radio station
30/03/2013m 5s

Monday, March 30th, 2020

President Trump stretches social distancing guidelines through April 30. U.S. health officials have new projections of how the pandemic could play out based on the latest data. New York's death toll climbs as hospitals face dwindling medical supplies and mounting cases.
30/03/2012m 34s

BONUS: 1918 Flu

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic it's tempting to draw comparisons to the most severe pandemic in recent history - the 1918 flu. But as much as we can learn from the comparison, it's important to also understand just how much these two pandemics differ. In this bonus episode of Throughline, what we can learn from what happened then and, just as importantly, where the comparison should end.
29/03/2030m 21s

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

In New York, hospitals are inundated with COVID-19 patients. More data from testing is giving researchers a better picture of the disease's mortality rate. And more Americans currently approve of Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis than don't.
28/03/2015m 37s

Friday, March 27th, 2020

President Trump says new guidelines will determine which regions are low-risk for the coronavirus. Do we have enough data to determine that accurately? And as the House is set to pass the largest relief package in U.S. history, who's overseeing how that money is spent?
27/03/2013m 4s

Breaking News Update: 3.3 Million File Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus

A record 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, as restaurants, hotels and other businesses across the country shut down in a nationwide effort to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
26/03/208m 20s

Breaking News Update: 3.3 Million File Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus

A record 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, as restaurants, hotels and other businesses across the country shut down in a nationwide effort to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
26/03/208m 19s

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

A $2 trillion emergency relief package passes in the Senate and heads to the House. New unemployment claims are expected to shatter records. And, the mixed message about testing for the coronavirus.
26/03/2012m 20s

Wednesday, March 25th. 2020

The White House and Senate reach a deal on economic stimulus. The president was criticized for aiming to re-open the U.S. next month. And, Senator Burr sued for improperly profiting from insider knowledge.
25/03/2013m 11s

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Several states urge all residents to stay home except for essential needs the same day President Trump suggests businesses could reopen within weeks. The UK orders residents to shelter in place. Secretary of State Pompeo takes an emergency trip to Afghanistan.
24/03/2013m 4s

Monday, March 23, 2020

Senate Democrats block a $1.8 trillion stimulus bill from moving forward. China and U.S. spar over coronavirus facts. And, New York is now the U.S. epicenter of COVID-19.
23/03/2012m 19s

Saturday, March 21, 2020

More states are encouraging citizens to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Congress is working on its third bill to stimulate the economy and provide aid to Americans affected by COVID-19. New research points to "silent spreaders" fueling the coronavirus crisis.
21/03/2014m 11s

Friday, March 20th, 2020

California issues "stay at home" order amid coronavirus pandemic. Following NPR's exclusive, ProPublica investigates whether Sen. Burr improperly unloaded stock. And, Italy's death toll from COVID-19 surpasses China's.
20/03/2014m 26s

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

President Trump signs emergency aid package. Two members of Congress test positive for COVID-19. Sen. Richard Burr's coronavirus comments raise eyebrows. And, Trump takes action at U.S. borders.
19/03/2013m 5s

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The Trump administration plans a $1 trillion economic stimulus. How will restrictive measures to fight the coronavirus be enforced? And, Joe Biden wins primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois.
18/03/2014m 18s

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

States and local governments take extensive measures to keep people apart to try to curb the coronavirus' spread — including ordering San Francisco Bay area residents to shelter in place and postponing Ohio's primary election. And, all of Spain is quarantined.
17/03/2012m 57s

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Federal Reserve cuts key interest rate to near zero. Nearly 2 million coronavirus tests will be available this week to hardest hit states. And, Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate.
16/03/2013m 30s

Saturday, March 14, 2020

After weeks of what many see as a slow government response, President Trump declared the new coronavirus a national emergency. House Democrats and the White House reach a deal on aid for the crisis. Travelers from much of Europe are now subject to a travel ban.
14/03/2013m 42s

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Social distancing is good for public health, but bad for the economy. As workplaces close down, so are schools. And, President Trump's ban on most travelers from Europe goes into effect tonight.
13/03/2013m 16s

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Due to the coronavirus, President Trump calls for a ban on most travel from Europe and announces measures to shore up the economy. And the NBA suspends its season after one player tests positive for COVID-19.
12/03/2013m 34s

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Joe Biden came out on top after Tuesday's six primaries. A one-mile containment zone will be implemented in New Rochelle, N.Y., site of the largest U.S. coronavirus cluster. U.S. troops in Syria must keep oil fields from Syrian and Russian forces.
11/03/2013m 13s

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The global economy is hit hard by the coronavirus. Italy's prime minister says the entire country is a coronavirus "red zone." And, six states hold contests Tuesday in the Democratic presidential race.
10/03/2013m 8s

Monday, March 9, 2020

After delays, testing for the coronavirus ramps up in the U.S. Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices — in part due to coronavirus. And, six states vote Tuesday in the latest Democratic presidential primary contests.
09/03/2013m 19s

March 7, 2020

Officials in Washington State are scrambling to identify new coronavirus infections. President Trump visited tornado victims and CDC workers. And in Europe, infections are increasing and the response to the outbreak varies country to country.
07/03/2015m 8s

Friday, March 6, 2020

New coronavirus cases emerge across the country. Michigan is the biggest of the six primary states voting next week. And, a ceasefire between Turkey and Russia is in effect in northwestern Syria.
06/03/2013m 25s

Thursday, March 5, 2020

U.S. death toll from the coronavirus rises to 11. As primaries continue, the Biden and Sanders campaigns face specific challenges. And, migrants are pawns in a political standoff between Turkey and E.U.
05/03/2013m 8s

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the front-runners. U.S. financial markets fell again on concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. And, details of a new development in medicine.
04/03/2014m 40s

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

On Super Tuesday, the field of Democratic presidential candidates narrows. There are over 100 coronavirus cases in the United States. And in Israel's election, votes are still being counted.
03/03/2013m 26s

Monday, March 2, 2020

U.S. health officials ramp up the ability to test for coronavirus. The Democratic presidential race narrows, and may narrow again after Super Tuesday. And, Israel holds a third election in less than a year.
02/03/2014m 23s

Life Kit Coronavirus 101: What You Need To Know To Prepare And Prevent

On this Up First special, we bring you an episode from our colleagues at Life Kit. The team gives tips and tricks on how to protect yourself and your family from the coronavirus. One takeaway: wash your hands often with soap and hot water.
01/03/2016m 33s

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The coronavirus that causes the illness COVID-19 is spreading but the threat to the U.S. is still low, despite 3 new cases. In South Carolina, voters are casting ballots for Democratic presidential candidates. And a deal between the U.S. and Taliban is being signed in Doha, Qatar, today.
29/02/2014m 4s

Friday, February 28, 2020

Stocks continue their free-fall amid fears of the coronavirus. Scientists suggest ways people can prepare for an outbreak. And, South Carolina's Democratic primary takes place Saturday
28/02/2014m 1s

Thursday, February 27, 2020

U.S. confirms coronavirus case of unknown origin. Handling the outbreak is a big political moment for President Trump. And, three days of violence in New Delhi leaves dozens of people dead. Correction: An earlier version of this podcast said the new coronavirus case was in San Francisco. The patient is actually at the UC Davis Medical Center, and is from Solano County, Calif.
27/02/2013m 22s

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Democratic presidential candidates attacked front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders during a chaotic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. NPR asks where voters are on candidates and issues that matter to them with the launch of a new reporting project in advance of the 2020 election. Public health officials warn that a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is only a matter of time.
26/02/2013m 10s

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The World Health Organization is not yet declaring coronavirus a pandemic, despite fears over the virus spreading in new countries. Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage in South Carolina tonight ahead of primaries in that state on Saturday. President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are meeting in New Delhi to discuss trade, amid deadly protests in the Indian capital.
25/02/2014m 19s

Monday, February 24, 2020

While there are signs that the coronavirus epidemic in China is slowing down, outbreaks in other parts of the world including Iran, Italy, and South Korea are raising alarm. After Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' decisive victory in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are looking ahead to South Carolina's primary. President Trump visits India and appears at a rally in the Indian state of Gujarat.
24/02/2013m 5s

Saturday, February 22, 2020

U.S. officials have warned Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help him win the Democratic nomination. Officials have also said that Russia favors President Trump's re-election. In South Korea, a growing number of COVID-19 infections, about half linked to a controversial church. And in Iran, low voter turnout in the country's parliamentary elections now means that conservatives have virtually no opposition.
22/02/2013m 0s

Friday, February 21, 2020

Russia wants to help President Donald Trump win a second term in office. That's what a top intelligence officer reportedly told lawmakers last week. Nevada will hold its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday. State party leaders will use new technology to count the votes. But after the fiasco in Iowa, many observers are concerned. As the nine-year war in Syria continues, Idlib is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis.
21/02/2013m 20s

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't exactly get a warm welcome from his rivals on the debate stage. Political operative Roger Stone will be sentenced on Thursday. Will the presiding judge stick with the original sentence? Eleven people are dead after a gunman opened fire in the German town of Hanau. The suspected shooter reportedly left a written confession expressing far-right views.
20/02/2013m 20s

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Trump grants clemency to eleven people, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. The ninth debate of the Democratic presidential primary takes place in Nevada tonight. Five months after voting took place, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wins reelection.
19/02/2014m 21s

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Chinese government has kept 760 million people under lockdown to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primary enters a new phase with primary contests in more diverse states. Jury deliberations begin in the New York trial of Harvey Weinstein.
18/02/2013m 18s

Monday, February 17, 2020

People quarantined at sea aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess begin heading home. President Trump holds rallies in early voting states, though he faces little opposition from within his own party for the nomination. In Iraq, months of popular protest begin to wane.
17/02/2013m 26s

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Quarantined Americans to be evacuated from cruise ship in Japan, meanwhile a large number of health care workers in China test positive for coronavirus. Tension between President Trump and Attorney General Barr increases questions about independence of the Department of Justice. U.S. officials at Munich Security Conference mostly quiet on US/Taliban Peace Agreement.
15/02/2013m 42s

Friday, February 14, 2020

Attorney General William Barr criticizes President Trump in an interview with ABC news. The Trump Administration diverts 3.8 billion dollars in earmarked Pentagon funds to build 177 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Defense works on new techniques to curb the spread of illnesses like coronavirus.
14/02/2013m 7s

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Democratic presidential hopefuls look ahead to upcoming state primaries. The Department of Education investigates mishandling of foreign money at top U.S. universities. Customs and Border Protection says that officers inappropriately detained Iranian Americans at the U.S.-Canada border.
13/02/2013m 21s

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary. All four prosecutors resign in the Roger Stone case after the Department of Justice requests a more lenient sentence. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returns home after meeting with heads of state around the world.
12/02/2013m 56s

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Voters in New Hampshire make their choice for the Democratic presidential contender. Health officials worry about the spread of the coronavirus outside China. Two large teacher unions question the effectiveness of active shooter drills.
11/02/2013m 47s

Monday, February 10, 2020

Coronavirus deaths reach a new record in China. As Democratic candidates prepare for the New Hampshire primary, how have their campaign strategies evolved? The film, 'Parasite,' is the first non-English language film to win best picture.
10/02/2014m 9s

BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

When Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the United States on January 3rd, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander suddenly became a household name. But in Iran, he's been a potent symbol for decades, shaping conflicts in the region and with the U.S. In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline, the origins of the shadow commander and the complicated legacy of what he means to Iran.
09/02/2048m 20s

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Seven Democratic presidential candidates met on stage in New Hampshire last night. The White House has removed the Vindman brothers and recalled Amb. Sondland. And a doctor's death is prompting Chinese people to express their anger.
08/02/2013m 26s

Friday, February 7, 2020

The full results from Iowa are finally in, and it's essentially a tie. What kind of pressure will Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders get from the other candidates in Friday's Democratic debate, and how will they take on each another? In China, people are grieving for a doctor who raised an early alarm about the coronavirus. And a former Olympic doctor said he was fired by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for reporting abuse cases. Now he's filing a lawsuit against the committee.
07/02/2013m 45s

Thursday, February 6, 2020

What are the consequences of President Donald Trump's acquittal? The president plans to make a statement on Thursday. One Republican senator says he voted his conscience instead of party. Several Democrats risked their seats while voting for conviction. In Iowa, state Democrats say they are almost finished counting the votes of Monday's caucuses. Which candidates appear to be winning as Iowa loses? Also Venezuela's opposition leader appeared at the State of the Union address and met with President Trump. How does the White House plan to renew its efforts to back Juan Guaido?
06/02/2013m 4s

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Democratic presidential candidates are still awaiting final results from the Iowa caucuses. Early counts suggest Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders did well. What does this mean for them and the rest of the Democratic candidates? A White House official promised "relentless optimism" in President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, and that's mostly what he delivered. The speaker of the House tore up his speech - so is there much they might accomplish together? And a watchdog group says you might be paying more to borrow money if you went to a historically black or majority Hispanic college.
05/02/2013m 24s

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Let's just say it, the Iowa caucuses didn't go as planned. Democratic candidates are still waiting for official results. One local party chairman said he tried calling in results, but decided to just go to bed. Does this hurt Iowa's chances to kick off primary season? Also, the coronavirus keeps spreading in China. In Wuhan, there's an increasingly desperate situation, and resources are spread thin. What is China's government doing to contain this?
04/02/2013m 34s

Monday, February 3, 2020

The first contest in the 2020 presidential election will take place on Monday - the Iowa caucuses. What do voters make of their long list of choices in the Democratic primary, and which candidate has the most momentum going into the caucuses? The 11th coronavirus case in the U.S. was confirmed in California on Sunday. What's the government doing to contain the virus, which has now infected over 17,000 people in China alone? And President Trump's impeachment trial is drawing to a close following last week's Senate vote. We'll go over what to expect next and what an acquittal could mean for the 2020 elections.
03/02/2013m 52s

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Senators vote against calling witnesses as President Trump's trial rolls into next week. American officials declare a public health emergency to try to get ahead of the coronavirus outbreak while there are still very few confirmed cases of the respiratory disease in the U.S. With Iowans set to caucus on Monday, we hear from voters in Decatur, a county that went for Donald Trump four years ago.
01/02/2013m 53s

Friday, January 31, 2020

One of the last Republican senators whose views on allowing witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial were uncertain made a decision. Sen. Lamar Alexander does not favor calling witnesses. The president's supporters have votes to block them. So how soon might the Senate vote on acquittal? The World Health Organization calls the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency. Also, more than three years after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, it says goodbye. What happens during a transition period?
31/01/2013m 34s

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Correction: In this podcast, NPR's Mara Liasson discusses what she says was a question asked by Democrats and answered by Alan Dershowitz. It was actually Republican Sen. Ted Cruz who asked the question. — President Trump's legal team shifted its defense strategy during the first day of questions and answers in the Senate. Will there be more changes today? Meanwhile, Republicans are confident that they will have enough votes to block witnesses from testifying. The number of coronavirus cases has now reached nearly 8,000, with more than a dozen countries reporting at least a few cases. What preparations is the U.S. taking to combat the spread of the virus? Also can the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo persuade Britain to overturn its decision to work with the Chinese tech giant Huawei on its 5G infrastructure?
30/01/2013m 7s

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Senators are preparing to vote on allowing witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he doesn't yet have the votes to block them. How might that alter the record and the politics? The president made a peace plan with Israelis, which he says Palestinians should like. Why does the Palestinian side not see a win? Also, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way to Ukraine. Days ago, he said in an interview with NPR that Americans don't care about it. So what does Pompeo hope to accomplish?
29/01/2013m 24s

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The president's lawyers will conclude their defense of his actions toward Ukraine on the Senate floor on Tuesday. They've hardly mentioned new allegations in an unpublished book by former National Security Adviser John Bolton. What are they saying instead? President Donald Trump is also expected to release his Middle East peace plan later on Tuesday. What's in the plan, and why was there almost no input from from the Palestinian side? In New York, Harvey Weinstein's trial continues. We'll hear about grueling testimony from another one of his accusers.
28/01/2013m 11s

Monday, January 27, 2020

An excerpt of former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's upcoming book has leaked, and it undercuts President Donald Trump's impeachment defense. Could it change things? The sports world mourns a basketball icon. Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died yesterday in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. We'll look back at Bryant's remarkable career. And there are now five confirmed cases of a strain of coronavirus in the U.S. Are the travel bans in the affected parts of China working to keep the disease from spreading?
27/01/2013m 21s

Saturday, January 25, 2020

President Trump's legal team begins his defense now that Democrats have finished their arguments against him; millions of people are affected as China limits travel during a busy holiday season to stem the coronavirus outbreak; and new details from Guantanamo Bay about how the U.S. used torture techniques on suspected terrorists after 9/11.
25/01/2012m 30s

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday will be the last chance for House Democrats to make their case for the removal of President Donald Trump. How have Republicans pushed back, and what can we expect as the president's lawyers get ready to launch their defense? Friday's "March for Life" rally is a chance for President Trump to shore up an important part of his base. Will these voters support him in 2020? And a former "Sopranos" actress testifies in Harvey Weinstein's trial about the trauma she suffered.
24/01/2013m 16s

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Democrats will take the stage again on Thursday in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. Are any of their arguments winning over Republicans? China has stopped all transportation within the city of Wuhan and canceled all outgoing flights and trains. At least 17 people have died so far from a new strain of coronavirus. What is causing this disease to spread? And the International Court of Justice ruled on a request for "emergency measures" in Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims and preserve evidence of past abuses against the ethnic minority.
23/01/2011m 59s

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will continue Wednesday afternoon. The first day of the trial was dominated by partisan fighting over the rules of the trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to make some last-minute changes. How will these changes affect the process? A new virus thought to have originated in China made it all the way to Washington state. How is the Chinese government responding to the outbreak? And some more news from Washington state. More than a million people will be able to vote in a local election using a smartphone. Does this present a security risk?
22/01/2013m 39s

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump starts on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released his trial rules late on Monday, and Democrats are incensed. How is McConnell limiting the trial? A new virus is causing international concern. Health authorities say the disease can spread from person to person. How dangerous is this virus? Also, more than a week after a volcano erupted in the Philippines, we get a view from right above it. How long before the next eruption?
21/01/2013m 29s

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump starts on Tuesday. Democrats argue it won't be a fair trial unless new witnesses are being called to testify. What's the White House's response? Virginia's capital is under a state of emergency because of who might come to a pro-gun rally Monday. What's the mood in Richmond? And Prince Harry goes public after he and Meghan Markle begin their split from lives as full-time working royals. What is the new arrangement?
20/01/2014m 4s

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

With the President's impeachment trial in the Senate set to begin next week, Trump assembles his legal team. Also, a scandal over stealing signs is roiling Major League Baseball. And Taal Volcano in the Philippines may be in a lull but it's still dangerous.
18/01/2013m 39s

Friday, January 17, 2020

President Donald Trump broke the law. He did it by withholding aid to Ukraine. That's the conclusion of a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. But will it affect the Senate impeachment trial? Three men were arrested this week in connection with a white supremacist group called "The Base." The suspects planned to build an assault rifle and had amassed over 1,600 rounds of ammunition. Who are they and what were their plans? Also, after more than 1,000 earthquakes in Puerto Rico, President Trump has signed a major disaster declaration. How much will this help the island?
17/01/2012m 42s

Thursday, January 16, 2020

President Donald Trump "knew exactly what was going on" in Ukraine. That's according to Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas. But how credible are his claims? In Russia, the prime minister and his entire cabinet resigned. The dramatic move came shortly after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes. Many see the shakeup as Putin's doing. We also get an inside view from China of the newly signed "Phase One" trade deal. What are Chinese officials telling people about the deal?
16/01/2013m 20s

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The House on Wednesday will vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. This as new details come to light about the pressure campaign against the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Will it amplify calls to allow new evidence in the upcoming Senate trial? In the final Democratic presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) confronted doubts over a woman in the White House head on. And 18 months after he began his trade war with China, President Donald Trump is set to sign a partial truce. What's in it?
15/01/2013m 19s

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Can U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper explain the intelligence that led to the killing of a top Iranian general? And what's the strategy if Iran retaliates in the future? In an interview with NPR, Esper answered those questions and more. Also, the Democratic presidential race is getting more personal. Tonight is the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses. Apple is refusing to comply with the FBI's demand to unlock the phones of an alleged mass shooter. U.S. Attorney General William Barr isn't pleased. Is there a simple solution?
14/01/2013m 52s

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Iranians are in the streets protesting again, but they have turned their rage away from the U.S. They're demonstrating against their own government after it admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian airliner. President Donald Trump said Iranian general Qassem Soleimani posed an imminent threat to U.S. interests. So why did Defense Secretary Mark Esper say he didn't see any specific evidence? Also, Puerto Rico is dealing with the aftermath of some strong earthquakes. How are people coping, and are they expecting more?
13/01/2012m 55s

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Iran admitted that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane this week — blaming it on human error. We'll have reaction to the admission. Also, President Trump claims that multiple embassies were part of the "imminent threat" that led to the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian military commander last week. Power is returning to Puerto Rico after an earthquake earlier this week, but people are still sleeping outside there, as strong aftershocks continue to shake the island.
11/01/2012m 52s

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Iran said that it will let U.S. government experts help investigate an airplane crash in Tehran. The U.S. is saying nothing in public about the cause of the crash, but officials of several other nations suggest Iran apparently brought down the plane by mistake. The House told the president to consult Congress before taking further military action against Iran. But what will happen to that demand in the Republican-controlled Senate? Also, newly released documents show that some Boeing employees mocked the designers of the 737 Max, as well as regulators who approved the plane.
10/01/2013m 15s

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

The House will vote on a resolution to limit President Donald Trump's use of military force. Even some Republicans in the Senate now say they're concerned. Trump himself called on U.S. allies to take a stand against Iran. But how have the recent events affected one of U.S.'s closest allies, Saudi Arabia? And Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are calling it quits — not with each other — but with the royal family, at least in part.
09/01/2013m 8s

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Iran fulfilled its promise to retaliate after a U.S. airstrike killed a top general. Iranian missiles struck bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq. President Trump tweeted "All is Well!" But is this a step closer to a war? What are officials in Iran and Iraq saying about the possibility of further escalation? Also in Iran, a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed just after takeoff, killing all 176 people on board. Why did the plane go down, and who were the victims?
08/01/2013m 41s

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Are American troops really leaving Iraq? Iraqi lawmakers voted to kick them out following the U.S. airstrike that killed an Iranian general and an Iraqi commander, but the Pentagon says there's no plans for a troop withdrawal yet. What's the response today on the ground in Baghdad? Also, as the second day of Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial begins in New York, he's facing new charges of sexual assault in Los Angeles.
07/01/2012m 47s

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Both Iranian leaders and crowds of mourners are vowing revenge against the U.S. following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. What's the impact to Americans' safety abroad? President Donald Trump has responded with threats to target Iranian sites should Tehran retaliate, but would that be legal? And how have months of bushfires in Australia affected the environment and the health of those breathing in the smoke-filled air?
06/01/2012m 50s

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

The funeral for a top Iranian military commander assassinated by the U.S. begins in Baghdad. President Trump addresses a key part of his base in the wake of the killing — evangelical Christians. Plus, fires in Australia continue to devastate in the worst fire season on record there.
04/01/2012m 57s

Special Report: Analysis On The U.S. Assassination Of Iran's Qassem Soleimani

What can we make of a U.S. airstrike in Iraq overnight that killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani, a general both famous and infamous for leading a shadowy force that operated outside of Iran? Listen for analysis on the U.S. decision to call for the strike and Iran's promise to retaliate.
03/01/2016m 56s

Friday, January 3, 2020

President Trump ordered the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps. U.S. officials said a drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport early Friday was ordered to deter "future Iranian attack plans." What will this mean for escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran?
03/01/2012m 42s

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Bushfire season is nothing new to Australians, but this summer has been calamitous — and it may still get worse. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he will seek immunity from prosecution in corruption cases he's facing. And, a look at what state legislatures are doing in 2020 that could have national impact.
02/01/2014m 23s

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Pentagon is deploying military reinforcements following an attack by Iranian-backed militia members and their supporters on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Also, North Korea's Kim Jong Un says he no longer felt bound by a self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile testing. And, a look ahead to what will be a busy year in politics in 2020.
01/01/2012m 55s

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Federal prosecutors in New York have filed hate crime charges against the man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage north of New York City over the weekend. Also, as Australia rings in the New Year, much of the country is still dealing with the dangers of an ongoing bushfire emergency. And, the Justice Department is pursuing many allegations of Chinese espionage, efforts they say will continue in 2020.
31/12/1914m 7s

Monday, December 30, 2019

Five Hasidic Jews were stabbed at a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York in an attack that Gov. Andrew Cuomo called an "act of domestic terrorism." Also, a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas on Sunday morning, killing two people before being killed by volunteer security. And, the U.S. carried out airstrikes against five locations in Iraq and Syria on Sunday.
30/12/1912m 51s

Saturday, December 28, 2019

President Trump has impeachment on his mind over the holidays, as the trial in the Senate looms in the New Year. Also, Iran begins war games with new partners Russia and China, causing concern among some U.S. officials. And 2020 may be a banner year for the U.S. space program.
28/12/1913m 48s

Friday, December 27, 2019

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's "disturbed" by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to coordinate with the White House on impeachment. Also, the Philippines is recovering from the latest typhoon to hit the country. And, a plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan killing at least 12 people.
27/12/1912m 9s

Thursday, December 26, 2019

For the third straight year, the number of homeless people in the U.S. overall has increased, with a large surge in California. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his most serious primary challenge in years. And the U.S. ambassador to Zambia has been recalled after he criticized the government's record on gay rights.
26/12/1913m 38s

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

North Korea had threatened the U.S. with a "Christmas Present" should Washington not ease sanctions by the end of the year. Also, for the first time in over 200 years, no Christmas Eve mass was held at Notre Dame Cathedral. And Democrats running for President need to win over a key voting demographic: Hispanics and Latinos.
25/12/1912m 16s

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

After intense scrutiny following two crashes, Boeing has replaced its CEO. Also, a 6-six-year-old in London found a message in a holiday card that was allegedly written by a foreign prisoner in China. And an internal report says at least 175 minors were abused at a Catholic order in Mexico since it was founded in 1941.
24/12/1915m 1s

Monday, December 23, 2019

In newly released emails, the White House asked officials to keep quiet over the suspension of military aid to Ukraine. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended a contentious citizenship law that has fueled deadly protests. And Australia's Prime Minister returned from a vacation early after criticism that he took the trip while the country was under a bushfire emergency.
23/12/1913m 37s

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

President Trump's been impeached but details of his Senate trial remain in limbo. A surprise veto by Russia and China at the UN could put critical aid for millions of Syrians at risk. And Americans say they want to give and get gifts made ethically and sustainably, but is the bigger problem that they're just - buying too much stuff?
21/12/1917m 53s

Special Report: Exclusive Interview with John Bolton

In an NPR exclusive interview, former National Security Adviser John Bolton says North Korea would not give up its nuclear program through negotiations with the US. Bolton is also at the center of a key testimony in President Trump's impeachment hearings.
20/12/1911m 36s

Friday, December 20, 2019

In an NPR exclusive interview, President Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton told Steve Inskeep that he doesn't believe that North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons program by way of negotiations with the US. Seven of the leading Democratic presidential candidates came together outside Los Angeles for the most contentious debate of the campaign season so far. And Australia has been enduring its hottest recorded temperatures in history this week, as hundreds of bushfires continue to devour large areas around Sydney.
20/12/1914m 0s

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

A sharply divided House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump. The matter now moves to the Senate for trial, but will Democratic leaders delay that handover? Seven Democratic presidential hopefuls will take the stage for tonight's debate. The list of candidates that didn't the make the cut includes some notable names. This morning the Queen of England goes before Parliament to deliver the ritual 'Queen's Speech', laying out the agenda for newly re-elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative-led government.
19/12/1914m 10s

The House of Representatives Impeaches President Trump

The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It is only the third presidential impeachment in the history of the United States. Here is Wednesday's episode of The NPR Politics Podcast breaking down what happened and what it means for the president.
19/12/1917m 14s

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

For only a third time in US history, the House votes today to impeach the President. That President, Donald J. Trump, hit back at House Leader Nancy Pelosi in an angrily worded letter, calling the process "an attempted coup". Also, the secretive FISA court rarely issues public statements. Rarer still is a public rebuke from FISA of federal investigators, but that's precisely what the court's chief judge has done. And Haitians are in the streets of their capital, Port Au Prince, protesting official corruption, a failing economy and a lack of basic amenities...including food.
18/12/1913m 19s

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Boeing is halting production of its 737 Max aircraft until safety regulators give it the all-clear; Congress avoids a federal shutdown by crafting a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill; an audit of Purdue Pharma shows that the Sackler family, which owns a controlling share of the drug giant, diverted $12 billion in assets out of Purdue and into family trusts and holding companies.
17/12/1914m 3s

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Impeachment moves to the Senate this week and Republicans are making no secret of their allegiance to President Trump. In Madrid, the UN Climate Conference ends in disappointment. And demonstrators in India are protesting a new law that would limit the rights of Muslims.
16/12/1912m 55s

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

The Judiciary Committee approves impeachment articles against President Trump; now the full House will get its say. There's still a day left to enroll for Obamacare this year. And Boris Johnson's landslide win in Britain means Brexit is coming - but the devil's in the details.
14/12/1913m 56s

Special Report: How Did Rudy Giuliani Become a Key Figure in the Impeachment Inquiry?

A look at the career of a central figure in the Ukraine affair: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
13/12/1911m 55s

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Voters in the United Kingdom have given Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party its biggest majority in 30 years of elections. Does that mean Brexit will finally happen? In the U.S., The House Judiciary Committee delayed expected votes to advance articles of impeachment against President Trump. What comes next after the panel reconvenes today? And after 18 months of escalating tariffs, what's in a tentative deal that could bring the trade war between the U.S. and China to an end?
13/12/1912m 56s

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee continues its markup of articles of impeachment against President Trump today. As top Democrats push ahead toward a full vote in the chamber, what are Democrats from more moderate districts saying? Voters in the United Kingdom are turning out for a general election. Could today's results be any more decisive than other efforts to resolve the impasse on Brexit? Also, what new details are surfacing about a deadly shootout in Jersey City, N.J., which the city's mayor is calling a hate crime?
12/12/1913m 59s

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

President Trump is dismissing the two articles of impeachment that Democrats unveiled against him as "flimsy." What exactly will happen during a markup of those articles tonight? There's a new version of a free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. What will the changes mean for Mexico? And an NPR exclusive breaks down the clash over how to help thousands of student borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
11/12/1913m 16s

Breaking News Update: Democrats Unveil Articles Of Impeachment, USMCA Trade Agreement

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning, 77 days after they launched a formal inquiry into his freezing of assistance to Ukraine and request to investigate a political rival. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced an agreement on President Trump's revised North American trade pact.
10/12/1911m 39s

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

House Democrats have scheduled an announcement for this morning. What might they reveal about the specific articles of impeachment they plan to draft against President Trump? Ukraine and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire after more than five years of conflict that's killed at least 13,000 people. What does the deal include? Also, a new lawsuit is coming that could force a state school system to eliminate standardized test requirements for college admissions.
10/12/1913m 45s

Monday, December 9th, 2019

What was a Saudi military officer doing on a U.S. naval base in Pensacola, and why are authorities investigating a mass shooting there as an act of terrorism? The Justice Department's Inspector General will release a report today focused on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation. Will it dispel or validate President Trump's accusations of a witch hunt? And the House Judiciary Committee holds another impeachment inquiry hearing today that could set the stage for articles of impeachment.
09/12/1913m 59s

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

What did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo know about President Trump's alleged pressure campaign on Ukraine and when did he know it?
08/12/199m 56s

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

An American graduate student imprisoned in Tehran since 2016 was released today. We'll tell you about the prisoner exchange that led to his freedom. Plus, the Democratic primary field just got a lot whiter. What does that mean for voters? And violence against anti-government protesters in Baghdad stokes fears of a wider conflict.
07/12/1914m 13s

Friday, December 6th, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says articles of impeachment against President Trump are coming. How soon could the House move towards an impeachment vote? What's behind a resurgence in worldwide measles cases? And Uber discloses new data showing thousands of people reported sexual assault by drivers and passengers.
06/12/1913m 19s

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Lawmakers ask four Constitutional scholars whether President Trump committed an impeachable offense. Three say yes. Will their testimony shape impeachment proceedings? What is the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, reportedly doing in Ukraine, and how is Ukraine's president reacting to Trump's impeachment woes? And what's behind a countrywide general strike kicking off today in France?
05/12/1914m 55s

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

As a new phase of impeachment begins, what can we expect from the first hearing from the House Judiciary Committee? Why are NATO leaders bristling over an ultimatum from Turkey to condemn Kurdish fighters? And NPR investigates why hundreds of thousands of disabled student loan borrowers didn't get the loan forgiveness they deserved.
04/12/1913m 33s

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Americans will get to see opposing House reports on impeachment today. How are Democrats and Republicans making their case ahead of the next phase of the inquiry? As President Trump prepares to meet with French leader Emmanuel Macron at NATO talks today, why has their relationship devolved? And in a BBC interview, one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers shares allegations against Prince Andrew.
03/12/1914m 22s

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

A new phase of the impeachment inquiry starts this week, but the White House is skipping the first hearing. What happens once the House Judiciary Committee takes over the inquiry? Will world leaders at a UN climate conference commit to real change to avoid climate catastrophe? And what more do we know about the heroism that stopped a London terror attack?
02/12/1914m 10s

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Police are calling the London stabbings that killed two people a terrorist incident. The attack comes a week before a general election in the UK. NATO meetings are also being held there next week. President Trump is going amid reports that the administration will substantially cut U.S. contributions to the alliance. And how did Black Friday sales go?
30/11/1914m 9s

Friday, November 29th, 2019

On a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, President Trump announces peace talks have reopened with the Taliban. Could an end to America's longest war be in sight? Will Trump's signing of bills backing Hong Kong protesters jeopardize U.S.-China trade talks? And, how ICE used a fake Detroit college to arrest students for immigration violations.
29/11/1913m 37s

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

New reporting shows the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, pursued a business deal in Ukraine while pushing for investigations into the Bidens. How far did negotiations get? Why does Trump want to add Mexican cartels to the terror list? And explosions at a chemical plant in Texas underscore fears about safety regulation rollbacks.
28/11/1914m 34s

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

A transcript of a White House budget official's impeachment testimony is out. What concerns did he raise about withholding Ukraine aid? What are federal prosecutors seeking by launching an investigation into drugmakers in the opioid crisis? And a new report finds alarming injury rates at e-commerce giant Amazon's warehouses.
27/11/1913m 22s

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

A federal judge rules that former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey a congressional subpoena to testify before impeachment investigators. Could this clear the way for more testimony from Trump's inner circle? How is the impeachment saga playing in Russia? And Colombia enters a sixth day of widespread protests.
26/11/1913m 19s

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Secretary of the Navy has been ousted. How did the Navy end up clashing with President Trump? Pro-democracy voters in Hong Kong score big wins in local elections. And what does it say about the 2020 Democratic presidential field that Michael Bloomberg is joining in so late?
25/11/1914m 4s

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

The impeachment inquiry moves into its next phase. How will Democrats push their case against President Trump forward? Also, anti-government protests have Colombia on edge. Why people are taking to the streets. Plus, Attorney General William Barr's new plan to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.
23/11/1912m 17s

Special Report: How the Impeachment Inquiry is Testing Pence

As Vice President Mike Pence's role in the Ukraine story comes under increased scrutiny, how might his biography inform how he navigates the crisis in the White House?
22/11/1912m 17s

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Two weeks of public impeachment testimony are now over. Where does the inquiry go next? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Could his 10-year grip on power be coming to an end? And the U.S. deports a Honduran asylum-seeker to Guatemala, signalling a big change in asylum rules.
22/11/1913m 27s

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

President Trump's EU ambassador says there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. As impeachment hearings continue today, was Gordon Sondland's testimony a game-changer? Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for the latest debate. Who stood out? And a rash of racist incidents at Syracuse University has sparked student protests there.
21/11/1913m 37s

Special Report: U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland's Public Testimony

What does U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's public testimony in the impeachment inquiry reveal?
20/11/1911m 9s

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland changed his testimony once. Will he do it again when he testifies in the public impeachment inquiry today? Who is Jim Jordan, the Ohio lawmaker who has defended Trump in the inquiry? And a former British consulate worker and Hong Kong citizen claims torture by Chinese officials.
20/11/1913m 24s

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

A new poll shows Americans are following the impeachment saga, but is the inquiry swaying anyone's opinion? What might we learn from Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness, when he testifies today? And how might Iran respond to protests that flared after the regime hiked gas prices?
19/11/1913m 22s

Monday, November 18th, 2019

A Hong Kong university has becomes a battle zone as protesters fight off police with arrows and Molotov cocktails. How does this standoff end? More witnesses in the impeachment inquiry go before cameras this week. What can we expect? And Chinese tech giant Huawei is expected to get a reprieve from the White House.
18/11/1913m 18s

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

What we learned from the impeachment hearings, and what will we hear next week? Three service members accused or convicted of war crimes are cleared by President Trump; why did the Pentagon want him to stay out of it? Plus, a setback in the fight to eradicate polio.
16/11/1913m 11s

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies publicly in the impeachment inquiry today. What more will she reveal? What prompted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to agree to release department records amid a fight over student loan forgiveness? And will Lebanon's protests be quelled by a potential new prime minister?
15/11/1913m 50s

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

During the impeachment inquiry's first public testimony, a top diplomat describes a previously unknown phone call involving President Trump. What else did we learn? Why is a federal regulator probing Google's collection of health data? And a civil-rights group says it has hundreds of emails suggesting a key White House adviser promoted white-nationalist views — and plans to release more.
14/11/1913m 13s

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Public hearings start today in the impeachment inquiry. How will witness testimony play out before the cameras? Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at the White House. What do both leaders want from each other? And are Hong Kong protests entering a new, more violent phase?
13/11/1913m 13s

Special Report: Was It An Abuse Of Power?

With public hearings in the impeachment inquiry set to start Wednesday, we examine the evidence: Do recently released testimonies indicate a presidential abuse of power?
12/11/1912m 41s

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Young, undocumented immigrants march on Washington ahead of a landmark Supreme Court case. They're chanting "home is here." What's at stake for these DACA recipients? The impeachment investigation takes a different direction tomorrow. The inquiry goes public. Democrats want some of the key actors to tell their stories to shape public opinion. But which officials do Republicans want to hear from and why? And what should be done with foreign fighters who joined ISIS? Hundreds of them are being held in Turkish prisons. Turkey's government says it's time for them to go home and face justice.
12/11/1914m 21s

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Three diplomats who raised concerns about the president's moves toward Ukraine have testified in private. What can they add as they testify this week in public? The impeachment inquiry opens its doors and lets in the the cameras. Demonstrators in Bolivia are not chanting "yes we can" but "yes we could." How did they force President Evo Morales to surrender his job? And in Hong Kong, the authorities show no sign of giving way to protesters. A policeman grappled with one protester before shooting another. What do the demonstrations on two continents say about the push for democracy?
11/11/1913m 6s

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

We learn more about the last days of closed door testimony in the impeachment inquiry, and look ahead to its TV debut. The Senate is expected to clear the way for Trump's latest acting pick for DHS head. And Brazil's former leftist president is out of prison — what does that mean for the country's far-right government?
09/11/1913m 26s

Friday, November 8th, 2019

What revelations did a week of newly released impeachment transcripts contain, and what's next as a week of public hearings is set to begin? How close are the U.S. and China to a 'phase one' trade deal? And France's President questions the future of NATO amid waning U.S. commitment.
08/11/1915m 0s

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

The U.S.'s top diplomat to Ukraine will be among the first witnesses to testify in the public impeachment inquiry. What could he say? The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia. And Kentucky's Republican governor has asked for a recanvass of ballots after narrowly losing the governor's race.
07/11/1913m 17s

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

The U.S. ambassador to the EU has changed his story on quid pro quo. What else does updated his testimony reveal? Could big wins for Democrats in state-level elections spell trouble for President Trump in 2020? And oral arguments begin for a Supreme Court case that could impact the Clean Water Act.
06/11/1913m 49s

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

What could new public transcripts of closed-door testimonies reveal from the impeachment inquiry? As four states hold big elections today, what could the results tell us about 2020? And the road ahead as the U.S. leaves the Paris climate agreement.
05/11/1913m 11s

Monday, November 4th, 2019

What could House impeachment investigators learn from White House lawyer John Eisenberg? The whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry remains anonymous — will House Republicans accept that person's written testimony? And in New Delhi, air pollution reaches record - and dangerous - levels.
04/11/1913m 29s

Special report: The Impeachment Inquiry against Donald J. Trump

NPR's Steve Inskeep hosts a special report on the impeachment inquiry. At the center of the impeachment inquiry is a whistle blower's complaint about the President's actions on a call to the president of Ukraine. Did the president abuse his power when he asked for investigation into a political rival? Inskeep, along with NPR's hosts, correspondents, and producers step through the story as we know it so far - explaining who the key players are and what they knew.
02/11/1952m 52s

November 1, 2019

What do we know about the man on the other end of that infamous phone conversation that's now led to an impeachment inquiry? His name is Volodymyr Zelenskiy and he's the president of Ukraine. Before entering politics, Zelenskiy had a successful career as a comedian and actor.
01/11/199m 53s

Friday, November 1st, 2019

What happens now that the House has approved an impeachment resolution, taking the process into a new, public phase? And what do we know about a central figure in the inquiry, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? President Trump heads to Mississippi to rally for the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate.
01/11/1914m 11s

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The White House's top Russia expert is set to resign. The news comes just as he's about to testify in front of House impeachment investigators. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform would ban all political ads. And Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to hundreds of thousands of Californians.
31/10/1914m 14s

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The House is one day away from its vote on whether to formally open impeachment proceedings. What do the latest testimonies in the investigation reveal about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine? Is the Islamic State now operating without a leader — and does that matter? And why has the NCAA changed its policy on allowing college athletes to get paid?
30/10/1915m 32s

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will be the first White House official to testify in the impeachment inquiry who was on the July 25 call. Firefighters in Northern California continue to try and control the growing Kincade Fire. Also, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faces Congress in dual hearings.
29/10/1913m 54s

Monday, October 28th, 2019

President Trump says that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, has been killed after a U.S. special operations mission targeted him in northwest Syria. Also, California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as extreme winds continued to fan wildfires, prompting mandatory evacuations of nearly 200,000 residents.
28/10/1913m 7s

BONUS: The Lynching Of Claude Neal

In this episode from NPR's Code Switch, a story from eighty-five years ago, when a crowd of several thousand white people gathered in Jackson County, Florida. They were there to participate in the lynching of a man named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there, but didn't learn about Claude Neal until he was working on a research paper in high school. When he heard the story, he knew he had to do something.
26/10/1925m 39s

October 25, 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Trump to make that now-infamous July phone call to Ukraine's president asking for help investigating Joe Biden. What's Perry's connection to Ukraine?
25/10/1911m 18s

Friday, October 25th, 2019

A look back at the 2016 election has become a criminal probe. The Justice Department is examining a matter of interest to the president - the origins of an investigation of his campaign. What's at stake as that investigation changes? Former national security adviser John Bolton was portrayed as unconventional, even dangerous. How did he become the one pushing back against the president and what role did he play as the White House pressed Ukraine? And Iraqi police fire tear gas at protesters. How did so much protest and so much violence grow out of simple demands for a return to "normal life"?
25/10/1913m 28s

October 24, 2019

How does the arrest of two associates of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for campaign finance violations relate to the broader impeachment inquiry?
24/10/1911m 22s

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Republican lawmakers disrupt an impeachment hearing, using mayhem to make their point. They argue the investigation shouldn't happen behind closed doors. Could their protest make a difference? How did the outgoing Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, become an important figure in this impeachment probe? NPR investigates how he played a key role in facilitating that infamous call between President Trump and Ukraine's leader. And President Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey and says America's role in Syria is finished. Does that leave room for Russia to fill a vacuum left by the departing U.S. forces?
24/10/1914m 1s

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine tells lawmakers he saw a definite quid pro quo in President Trump's pressure campaign. Democrats are disturbed but how are Republicans responding? Earlier this month, two business associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested at an airport as they tried to leave the country. Who are these men and how important are they in this impeachment inquiry? And as the U.S. leaves Syria, the leaders of Russia and Turkey step in. Does their agreement put Syrian Kurds who worked with American forces in greater danger?
23/10/1913m 16s

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

A "residual force" of U.S. troops will remain in Syria. The acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine testifies before Congress in the latest impeachment inquiry deposition. Canada's Justin Trudeau narrowly wins a second term as prime minister.
22/10/1913m 0s

Monday, October 21st, 2019

U.S. troops are slowly moving out of northern Syria as a delicate agreement for Kurdish civilians and forces to evacuate is set to expire. Congress will hear from more witnesses in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. A landmark federal case in the opioid crisis starts today in Cleveland, Ohio.
21/10/1913m 15s

BONUS: What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

Amid an outbreak of lung injury cases, there's a new spotlight on the dangers of vaping, a practice that's been marketed as an alternative to smoking. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey explains, with the story of one teenager whose vaping habit landed her in the ER.
19/10/1910m 29s

Friday, October 18th, 2019

We bring you the latest on the impeachment inquiry and the significance of the deal that the U.S has secured with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to suspend its incursion in Syria. Also, an intense gunfight breaks out in Mexico and it's connected to one of the sons of "El Chapo."
18/10/1913m 46s

Special Report: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland Testifies

Who is Gordon Sondland and how could his testimony today jeopardize Trump's presidency?
17/10/1912m 50s

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Vice President Pence meets with Turkey's President Erdogan in Ankara, trying to convince him to stop the assault on the Kurds in Syria. U.S. ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland testifies in the impeachment inquiry. Britain and the E.U. have reached agreement on a new Brexit deal. And, Representative Elijah Cummings has died.
17/10/1915m 7s

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Democrats vying to be the presidential nominee see Elizabeth Warren as their biggest rival. Testimony continues in the House impeachment inquiry. And, a humanitarian crisis escalates in northeast Syria.
16/10/1913m 37s

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The White House imposes new sanctions against Turkey for its incursion into northern Syria. What's the view from Turkey? A police officer is charged with murder in Fort Worth, Texas and a dozen presidential contenders go head to head in Ohio.
15/10/1912m 58s

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion now that U.S. troops are withdrawing. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine.
14/10/1913m 31s

Special Report: Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

Who is Marie Yovanovitch? The career diplomat's testimony today could play a significant role in the Trump impeachment inquiry.
11/10/1911m 44s

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Turkey pushes on in its assault of Kurdish forces in northern Syria as it faces international criticism. The latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll shows a slim majority of Americans favor House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump. And is China exporting censorship? Chinese pressure has pushed U.S. businesses to change the products they offer.
11/10/1913m 47s

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The U.S. has taken custody of high-value ISIS fighters as Turkey begins its offensive on the allied Kurdish forces that detained them. U.S. and Chinese negotiators return to the bargaining table in Washington. And we follow one of the first patients to be treated for a genetic disease using the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.
10/10/1913m 38s

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

In a letter, the White House declares Democrats' impeachment inquiry "constitutionally invalid" and refuses to cooperate in the probe. As the U.S. steps aside in northern Syria and Turkey steps in, how could ISIS benefit? A 17-year-old is the youngest to die from vaping-related causes. The rising death toll has led some states to ban certain products and put the spotlight on illegal vaping operations.
09/10/1913m 44s

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify on Capitol Hill on President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Pentagon officials tell NPR that military leaders were caught off-guard by the White House announcement on Syria. And while China says it has released most Uighur and Kazakh Muslims from detention camps, detainees' families say many of them have been sent to prisons instead.
08/10/1914m 5s

Monday, October 7th, 2019

A second official has come forward to corroborate a whistleblower complaint against President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The White House announced that U.S. troops will withdraw from northern Syria as Turkey enters the region to establish a "safe zone." And General Motors Co and the United Automobile Workers union are at an impasse as the union strike enters its fourth week.
07/10/1913m 2s

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Six pages of text messages reveal diplomats' conversations as President Trump sought the investigation of a political rival. Protesters in Iraq clash with police and denounce Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Former acting students are suing actor James Franco for sexually exploiting and defrauding them.
04/10/1913m 11s

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

The battle over impeachment heats up between Congress and the White House. Will the Trump administration comply with Congress' subpoenas? Kurt Volker will be the first official deposed in the inquiry. Who is he and why is he central to Congress' investigation? And in Dallas, former police officer Amber Guyger is sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering Botham Jean.
03/10/1913m 35s

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

The Trump administration is defying the demands of House Democrats. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing the impeachment investigators of bullying. Could this resistance prevent key State Department officials from testifying? In a landmark affirmative action case, a judge ruled that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants. What are the chances this will end up in the Supreme Court? And it's been one month since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. Relief workers are focusing on clearing the vast amounts of debris. As residents still flee, is there any hope life will return to normal?
02/10/1913m 39s

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The impeachment inquiry accelerates as Rudy Giuliani is subpoenaed. And President Trump reportedly asked Australia's prime minister to help with a Department of Justice investigation. What did he ask for, exactly? China's Communist Party marked seventy years in power with pageantry. Tanks, drones, and missiles rolled through Beijing. In Hong Kong, people view the same anniversary differently. What is China's president saying to them as they stage demonstrations again? But there are some worries that Beijing might step in and shut it down.
01/10/1913m 26s

Monday, September 30th, 2019

House Republicans push the Trump administration's message. How's an impeachment inquiry impacting his reelection campaign strategy? Joe Biden may not be the only rival on the minds of the Trump administration. The Washington Post reports the State Department is still investigating Hillary Clinton's emails. Why do some targets of the probe think it's politically motivated? And Hong Kong witnesses one of its most violent weekends of protests. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. What makes this week especially sensitive?
30/09/1913m 39s

Friday, September 27th, 2019

The whistleblower complaint that started an impeachment inquiry is now public. It alleges that the president's allies tried to conceal details of that phone call with the Ukrainian president. Who were those officials? According to the complaint, the records from that call were put into an electronic system used for highly sensitive classified information. What do we know about that computer system and how often is it used? And in Egypt, rare protests against the government. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is tightening his grip with 2,000 people reportedly arrested. Will that be enough to deter protesters from taking to the streets again today?
27/09/1912m 57s

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

President Trump says he didn't pressure Ukraine's leader. Republicans give cover while Democrats say the president used his power to find political dirt. Where does the impeachment investigation go now? Joseph Maguire, the intelligence official near the center of this storm, has now handed a whistleblower's complaint to Congress. What do we know about that complaint? And before that phone call to Ukraine, President Trump held up almost $400 million dollars in military aid to the country. He said he was fighting corruption. So why does a Pentagon letter, obtained by NPR, suggest otherwise?
26/09/1913m 23s

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launches a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. She's held back for months. So what changed her mind? British politicians return to work after a court rules that the prime minister suspended parliament unlawfully. Can that deeply divided parliament pass a Brexit deal with just a month until Britain crashes out of Europe? And a new UN report says our oceans are getting hotter. Some experts say the effects are not reversible. What does that change look like for marine life?
25/09/1913m 11s

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

The U.S. froze military aid to Ukraine this year. Multiple news outlets now say President Trump personally ordered that freeze at least a week before his phone call asking about political dirt. How does this all look in Ukraine's capital? The president spoke of rejecting globalism the last time he addressed the United Nations. What should we expect this time around? And a network of Syrian torture survivors are trying to hold the Assad regime to account. Their work has led to the arrest of a Syrian military officer. Could their efforts lead to government officials prosecuted for war crimes?
24/09/1915m 46s

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

President Trump confirms that he raised corruption allegations against Joe Biden with the president of Ukraine. Congress has demanded information from the administration by Thursday. Is the House moving closer to impeachment? Facing U.S. pressure, Iran's foreign minister sounds defiant in an interview with NPR. But what can diplomats do after an attack on Saudi Arabia? And the Secretary General of the United Nations is calling on world leaders to address the issue of climate change at a summit today. Will protests around the world persuade heads of state to do more?
23/09/1912m 56s

Friday, September 20th, 2019

President Trump denies saying anything inappropriate to a foreign leader. But House Democrats push the intelligence community for information on a whistleblower complaint that allegedly accuses him of that. Will they get that information? Students across the world are marching for action on climate change today. Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg leads the cause. How did she create this movement and what are the demands? And catastrophic floods have hit large parts of southeast Texas. A state of disaster has been declared in 13 counties.
20/09/1913m 3s

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Saudi Arabia presents bits of wreckage as evidence. They're blaming Iran for the attack on their oil facilities. How could the administrations in Washington and Riyadh respond? An old photo shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in brownface. What are the circumstances surrounding that picture? Also, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the second time this year. It's a move the Fed typically makes to ward off recession. What's the move suggest about the near future of the economy?
19/09/1913m 8s

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Results are too close to call in Israel's elections. Is Benjamin Netanyahu's political future in peril? Two defense department officials tell NPR they have images of Iran setting up drones and missiles. How certain can they be that those weapons were used to strike a Saudi oil facility? The governor of California warns the president to back off. But the Trump administration is set to revoke the state's power to set auto emission standards.
18/09/1917m 38s

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Evidence from the attacks on Saudi oil facilities has Iran analysts worried. So what might the Trump administration do if Iran is found responsible? We haven't heard much about the Mueller report since Robert Mueller's testimony in July. But today the president's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski goes before a house committee. What questions do lawmakers have? And Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is at stake today. Israelis vote again after the prime minister failed to form a government in April. What message will voters send today?
17/09/1914m 30s

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Tens of thousands of General Motors auto workers nationwide joined the picket line this morning. Union leaders say a deal is not close. So what demands aren't being met? Drone attacks on a massive oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia have sent the price of oil surging. President Trump says the United States is "locked and loaded." But it's not clear who is behind the attack. What happens next as tensions in the gulf remain high? And Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has filed for bankruptcy. How might this impact people who got addicted to the drug they produced?
16/09/1913m 0s

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage in Houston. How did they distinguish themselves? Biden continues to tout his partnership with President Obama. How are the other candidates shifting their views on the former president's record? And that administration Biden was part of has another part of its legacy unraveled. The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for America's waterways. What impact could that have on your drinking water?
13/09/1914m 12s

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Supreme Court hands a victory to President Trump on immigration and getting asylum into the United States just became a whole lot more difficult. What will the ruling mean for migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border? America and China have hit pause on the trade war, if just for a fleeting moment. Both sides have held off on new tariffs. Why are Washington and Beijing pulling back? And at least six people have died because of lung disease connected with vaping and now the Trump administration says it's time to ban flavored e-cigarettes that are directly marketed to kids.
12/09/1914m 2s

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

The president's third national security adviser is out. What did the president want to do that John Bolton did not and what happens now? An NPR investigation reveals allegations of gross mismanagement at Guantanamo Bay. How much money do whistle blowers say is being wasted to keep the military prison and a court running? And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex specific parts of the West Bank. How could an election promise shift the landscape of the Middle East?
11/09/1913m 10s

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

President Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are dead. And the head of U.S. Central Command vows not to sit still amid an escalation of Taliban attacks. Is the U.S. ramping up in Afghanistan or drawing down? We've got exclusive information on the settlement involving Purdue Pharma - the makers of Oxycontin. What did an email from the company, sent to one of our journalists, reveal about the huge private fortune amassed by selling opioids? And maybe you've had enough of the story about the President, Alabama and a sharpie. But new developments raise questions about the lengths the administration will go to protect the president from himself.
10/09/1914m 9s

Monday, September 9th, 2019

President Trump said he had planned a meeting with Taliban leaders this weekend to work towards a peace deal. It was set in secret, scheduled to take place at Camp David after months of negotiations. So why did he cancel it via tweet the day before? A nationwide settlement deal over Purdue Pharma's role in the opioid crisis has stalled. With bankruptcy now looking inevitable, what would that mean for the thousands of lawsuits filed against the makers of Oxycontin? And evacuations continue on the Abaco Islands, a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas. Will those residents ever be able to return home?
09/09/1914m 19s

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Great Abaco Island residents who survived the hurricane speak of dead bodies in the contaminated water and how they're desperate to escape. More than 200 people have come down with mysterious lung illnesses after vaping. What do health officials know about what's causing this? And a new investigation finds a troubling pattern in major American cities - poor neighborhoods are hotter than wealthy neighborhoods and climate change is widening the gap. What does that mean for these communities?
06/09/1915m 56s

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

As Hurricane Dorian approaches, officials in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina prepare. How much danger do those three states face? Public servants were told their student loans would be forgiven. And now they're realizing they were misled. Why are 99% of applicants being rejected? And Vice President Pence is offering support to the British prime minister. He reaches London just after Boris Johnson plunged parliament into chaos. How can Pence help?
05/09/1913m 13s

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Satellite images show large parts of the Bahamas underwater as aid agencies ready for the challenge ahead. Why is it proving almost impossible to reach people in need? Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, confirms she's withdrawing the controversial extradition bill which has been the catalyst for the protest movement. Will this be enough to meet the protester's demands? And British parliament is descending into more chaos. One-time allies of Boris Johnson are now rebelling against the prime minister. What could their actions mean for the likelihood of an orderly Brexit?
04/09/1913m 21s

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Communications in the Bahamas are so bad that it's hard for us to know how many people Hurricane Dorian has affected. But one thing is clear - the devastation is unprecedented and extensive. A rescue mission off the coast of California continues after fire engulfed a scuba diving boat. Of thirty-nine people on board, rescuers have found only a few. And Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tells NPR that President Trump has changed everything about America's relationship with the world. He's in Iowa campaigning to be the next president. How's he making his case?
03/09/1913m 33s

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Hurricane Dorian strengthened into a catastrophic Category 5 storm, reaching the Bahamas as the strongest hurricane in modern records. What made it so powerful? A Chinese state news agency delivers a warning to Hong Kong protesters, quote: "The end is coming." What inspired thousands of students to boycott class anyway? Texans respond after a second mass shooting in less than a month. Why is this the moment the state is loosening gun restrictions?
02/09/1912m 7s

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Three prominent student activists from Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are under arrest. Will this deter protesters from taking to the streets this weekend? And the Trump administration wants to roll back regulations on methane emissions. Why is this happening when many large oil and gas companies are on board with Obama-era regulations? Plus, people in the UK are outraged over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament. Can a legal challenge stop Johnson?
30/08/1913m 57s

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian grazed past Puerto Rico and is now headed for the U.S. How bad could it get for Florida? And the field of Democratic presidential candidates is shrinking. Who made the cut for the third debate? Plus, Britain's border with Ireland has been a key part of Brexit negotiations. Where does it stand now that the U.K.'s parliament will be suspended?
29/08/1912m 33s

Breaking News Update: Queen Will Suspend U.K. Parliament At Prime Minister's Request

The move would shorten the time lawmakers have to organize an opposition vote to a no-deal Brexit. Critics accuse Boris Johnson of circumventing the democratic process.
28/08/1911m 13s

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

There's a big storm headed for Puerto Rico, yet the Trump administration says it wants to divert money away from disaster relief to border enforcement operations. Why would the administration redirect FEMA funds at the peak of hurricane season? It's been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and the island is still recovering. Is the government there prepared for another storm? Plus, North Carolina sues e-cigarette companies for allegedly marketing directly to kids. Do the rules against Big Tobacco apply to e-cigarette companies?
28/08/1913m 17s

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

A judge in Oklahoma has ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis. What does this mean for other states suing opioid manufacturers? Also, President Trump signaled he may be open to meeting Iran's president. But overnight, President Rouhani said he'd only meet if the U.S. lifted its sanctions. Are the prospects for a summit already fizzling? Plus, why protesters in Newark, New Jersey crashed the MTV Video Music Awards.
27/08/1913m 13s

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Just a few days ago, the U.S. and China threatened each other with new tariffs. Today, President Trump announced China is ready to restart trade talks. How will troubled world markets respond? And President Trump's announcement wasn't the only surprise at the G7 summit. Iran's foreign minister showed up unannounced. Who invited him, and why? Plus, how the household brand Johnson & Johnson got caught up in the opioid crisis.
26/08/1913m 26s

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Brazil's indigenous women are marching. They're fighting to protect the Amazon rainforest, which has been engulfed in flames. Who's to blame for the fires? France's president Emanuel Macron is calling the Amazon fires an "international crisis". He wants it to top the agenda at this weekend's G-7 summit. But will concerns over the global economy steal the limelight? And we will go to the streets of Tehran where U.S. sanctions are hitting Iranians hard. In a country where free speech is normally stifled, we hear some candid talk from Iranians about who they blame for the sanctions.
23/08/1912m 46s

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

More red ink is being predicted by congressional budget forecasters - nearly a trillion dollars this year alone. What does the growing deficit tell us about the economy's health? The detention of migrant families and children has been one of the defining and most controversial policies of the Trump administration. Now a new rule would end time limits on detentions. Is this a shift toward holding migrant families indefinitely? And NPR gains exclusive access to a lab in New York where researchers are zapping sperm. What would lead them to do that in the name of science?
22/08/1913m 31s

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The Trump Administration insists that the U.S. economy is in great shape. But the White House is exploring tax cuts - a move often used when an economy is struggling. So why these cuts and what could they look like? The U.S. has promised to continue its economic sanctions on Iran. With no end to the sanctions in sight, how are U.S. pressure tactics effecting everyday life in Iran? And Syrian opposition fighters are facing defeat in a key strategic town they've held for years. This comes after a major offensive carried out by Assad's government forces and backed by Russia. What's the humanitarian impact on civilians living there?
21/08/1913m 26s

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Five years after Eric Garner's death - the police officer who placed him in a choke hold has been fired. Garner's family wants more. But the officer is planning to fight back as well. What does that action look like? We've seen the fight for democracy in Hong Kong, play out on the city's streets. Now the world's biggest social media companies say it's also unfolding online. They describe a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign. What message is Beijing sending? And we've got new data on gun control. Regardless of political affiliation, regardless of whether you own a gun or not, we found that the majority of Americans want 'red flag' laws. What impact would that legislation have?
20/08/1913m 37s

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul killed 63. The Islamic State in Afghanistan claimed responsibility. This comes amid peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. What does this mean for the security of Afghan citizens? In California, the shooting of Stephon Clark last year led to widespread demonstrations. Now, a new law there will raise the bar for when it is reasonable for the police to use deadly force. Could it be adopted nationwide? And there are changes coming for reproductive health clinics. As of today, if they want federal money, they can't refer patients to abortion providers. What does this mean for the low-income women who rely on these clinics?
19/08/1913m 37s

Friday, August 16th, 2019

After banning two Muslim members of Congress from visiting, Israel is now allowing one of them limited access to visit a relative. Why did Israel deny Representatives Omar and Tlaib entry in the first place? Also, how is President Trump convincing his base to back him for a second term? Plus, business owners worry about losing their immigrant workforce to ICE raids.
16/08/1914m 39s

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday, marking the worst day for stocks this year. Are there signs of an oncoming recession? And six officers were shot during a stand-off in Philadelphia yesterday. What do we know about the suspected gunman now in police custody? Plus, how divisions among demonstrators in Hong Kong could undermine the pro-democracy movement.
15/08/1913m 22s

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong have been demonstrating for 10 straight weeks. How could China clamp down, and what kinds of consequences could it face for doing so? Also, the U.S. is postponing some tariffs on Chinese goods until after the holiday shopping season. What kind of economic pain is the Trump administration trying to avoid? Plus, one of opera's most renowned stars is accused of sexual misconduct. What are the allegations against Plácido Domingo?
14/08/1913m 12s

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The Trump administration wants to deny green cards to immigrants who use welfare programs. How will officials determine which immigrants are too poor to live in America? Also, Attorney General William Barr takes aim at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead by apparent suicide. The jail has a long history of severe staffing shortages and violence, so why are officials just now expressing outrage? Plus, how is Beijing preparing for escalating tensions with anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong?
13/08/1913m 33s

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking underage girls, died in jail by apparent suicide Saturday. Why was he not being closely watched after a supposed suicide attempt just three weeks ago? Also, Hong Kong airport grounds all flights because of anti-government protests. How much worse can clashes between protesters and the government get?
12/08/1913m 39s

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signals he's ready to talk about gun reform. Why are Republicans starting to consider gun legislation they've long resisted? Also, President Trump names a new acting Director of National Intelligence. Why was the woman next in line for the position overlooked? Plus, a Michigan man deported to Iraq was found dead this week in Baghdad. He had lived in America almost his whole life, so why did he end up in Iraq, a country he'd never seen?
09/08/1913m 3s

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Hundreds of ICE agents raided food processing plants across Mississippi yesterday. What will happen to the 680 workers now in detention? Also, Republicans are signaling support for so-called red-flag laws, which would get guns out of the hands of people deemed dangerous. So, why are Democrats unsatisfied? Plus, Puerto Rico swears in its third governor in a week. Has the island moved past the worst of its political turmoil?
08/08/1913m 0s

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

President Trump will visit El Paso, Texas today to console a community in mourning. How will grieving families receive him? Also, a new lawsuit claims the Boy Scouts of America continues to cover up a "pedophilia epidemic." What is the organization doing to root out and report scoutmasters preying on young boys? Plus, China issues a chilling warning to protesters in Hong Kong.
07/08/1914m 3s

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have renewed the debate around guns. The same debate that followed shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown, Parkland, and Aurora. Will the outcome be any different this time? Also, more on the lives lost in El Paso and the injured victims fighting to survive the deadly attack. Plus, India's government tries to tighten control over the disputed territory of Kashmir. How will India's only Muslim majority-state respond?
06/08/1913m 22s

Breaking News Update: President Trump Addresses Nation After Mass Shootings

President Donald Trump delivers remarks from the White House in response to two weekend shootings. NPR's Tamara Keith and Scott Detrow join with analysis.
05/08/1911m 21s

Monday, August 5th, 2019

What drove two young white men in Texas and Ohio to each carry out unconnected massacres over the weekend? An anti-immigrant manifesto by one of the the suspected gunmen appeared on the website 8chan minutes before the attack. What is site's connection to white nationalism?
05/08/1913m 37s

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

President Trump said the U.S. will impose more tariffs on products imported from China if a deal can't be reached by September. And some Americans who studied in China are being questioned by the FBI, Also, Puerto Rico's governor is resigning, but who will take his place?
02/08/1913m 52s

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

On the second night of the Democratic primary debate, Joe Biden's record was a big focus. What else did the candidates talk about? Also, we look at why the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been so difficult to contain.
01/08/1913m 28s

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

We breakdown some highlights and takeaways from the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. Also, the Fed is expected to cut interest rates. What does that mean for the U.S. economy?
31/07/1913m 31s

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

The Democratic presidential candidates begin a second round of debates Tuesday night in Detroit. A vigil is held for shooting victims in Gilroy, California. And, Capital One Bank is dealing with a major data breach.
30/07/1913m 35s

Monday, July 29th, 2019

A gunman killed 3 people in a shooting at a Northern California garlic festival. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will leave the administration next month. Also, President Trump attacks Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings in weekend tweets.
29/07/1913m 37s

Friday, July 26th, 2019

A report from the Senate Intelligence Committee says Russia targeted all 50 states in the 2016 election. The U.S. government will carry out the death penalty for the first time in nearly two decades. Also, Moscow prepares for protests against alleged interference in its own elections.
26/07/1913m 13s

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

We dive deep on the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. And after nearly two weeks of protests, the governor of Puerto Rico has resigned.
25/07/1913m 31s

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies Wednesday before two House panels. The Justice Department launches an anti-trust review into major tech firms. And a Pennsylvania school district rebuffs donor efforts to pay lunch debts.
24/07/1914m 35s

Breaking News Update: Boris Johnson to Become U.K. Prime Minister

Members of the ruling conservative party have elected Boris Johnson as their new leader. He will become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
23/07/194m 44s

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

President Trump and congressional leaders strike a budget deal. Britain's new prime minister is to be announced Tuesday. And, Britain is at odds with the U.S. over how to manage tensions with Iran.
23/07/1913m 9s

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he won't seek re-election. In Hong Kong, protests around China's control over the territory continue. Also, tensions are raised when Iran seizes a British oil tanker.
22/07/1914m 31s

Friday, July 19th, 2019

The U.S. destroys an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz. We hear from Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And, a heat wave is building across the U.S. Also, we have some details about next week's highly-anticipated testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller.
19/07/1917m 3s

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Trump continues his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. Protests in Puerto Rico over the governor's texts turned chaotic. And, the U.S. says it will not sell F-35 jets to Turkey after the NATO ally bought missiles from Russia.
18/07/1912m 45s

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

The House of Representatives votes to condemn Trump's racist tweets against four congresswomen of color. Planned Parenthood ousts its president. Also, protesters in Moscow demand opposition candidates be added to election ballot.
17/07/1915m 32s

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

President Trump doubles down on racist remarks directed at freshmen congresswomen of color. The White House implements a new rule for asylum seekers from Central America. And, big tech comes to Capitol Hill for congressional hearings.
16/07/1913m 20s

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Critics are saying a series of tweets from President Trump targeting progressive Democratic congresswomen are racist. And why didn't immigration raids expected this weekend happen? Also, protesters in Puerto Rico are calling on the governor to resign.
15/07/1913m 26s

Friday, July 12th, 2019

This weekend parts of the southern U.S., including New Orleans, will be hit by the first tropical system to strike the U.S. this hurricane season. And, the president says he will no longer try and add a citizenship question to the Census. Also, singer R. Kelly has been arrested on federal charges in Chicago.
12/07/1913m 39s

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is defending a plea deal he oversaw nearly a dozen years ago as a U.S. attorney in Florida. And the British Navy stopped Iran from blocking a U.K. tanker. Also, one of the biggest teachers unions in the country is suing the U.S. Department of Education.
11/07/1912m 43s

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

We go to the U.S. southern border as new data shows apprehensions of those crossing illegally were lower in June. A judge in the Census citizenship case says the Trump administration can't change its team of lawyers. Also, why are Democrats calling for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign?
10/07/1913m 48s

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Federal prosecutors have charged multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and paying victims to recruit other underage girls. And a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong that spawned mass protests is dead. Or is it? Also, the Affordable Care Act is back in court.
09/07/1913m 20s

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein faces allegations of sex trafficking. Iran says it exceeded a second uranium enrichment limit outlined in the 2015 nuclear deal. And, California is bracing for aftershocks following two powerful earthquakes.
08/07/1913m 20s

Friday, July 5th, 2019

A recap of President Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event. Also, Sudan's military and civilians leaders reach an agreement to share power. And Canadians are struggling over whether to sell military equipment to Saudi Arabia.
05/07/1913m 1s

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Is President Trump getting ready for an Independence Day speech or a campaign event? Critics say the White House faces possible legal trouble if a July 4th address becomes partisan. And leaving the Gaza Strip can be difficult, but conditions there have deteriorated, and people are finding a way. We'll hear what Gazans told NPR's correspondent about what's driving them out.
04/07/1913m 7s

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

A scathing new report from the Dept. of Homeland Security's own watchdog office says migrants are being held in overcrowded detention centers for too long. It also points to why there are growing dangers for Border Patrol agents at those facilities. And President Trump promises a July 4th celebration unlike any other. Why do critics say it's sure to be expensive for taxpayers?
03/07/1912m 58s

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

What does a private Facebook page reveal about federal agents doing public business? Lawmakers are calling out U.S. Customs and Border Protection over a scathing investigative report and conditions they saw in a migrant detention facility. Also, Iran has breached a provision of the 2015 nuclear agreement. Where does that leave European countries that remain in the deal?
02/07/1913m 11s

Monday, July 1st, 2019

President Donald Trump went for a walk on North Korean soil in a history-making photo op and meeting with Kim Jong Un. But can it turn into a step toward a nuclear agreement? Also, pro-democracy protesters are sweeping across Hong Kong. What are they demanding, weeks after previous demonstrations effectively stalled a bill on extradition to mainland China?
01/07/1913m 5s

Friday, June 28th, 2019

An exchange over civil rights between California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden stood out during round two of the Democratic primary debates. What other issues did candidates focus on? And why does a man who smuggles migrants into the U.S. and Mexico say Trump administration policies are good for his business?
28/06/1913m 54s

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls sparred over policy issues in their first primary debate. What have voters learned as another ten candidates prepare for a second round tonight? And NPR has exclusive reporting on a possible rollback of a policy that protects undocumented family members of U.S. troops from deportation. Why are some advocates worried about an impact to military readiness?
27/06/1913m 16s

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify to Congress about his probe into election interference and the 2016 Trump campaign. What more can lawmakers expect to learn? Plus, the acting head of Customs and Border Protection is resigning amid criticism about how migrant children are being treated in U.S. custody. What, if anything, will a new leader do differently?
26/06/1914m 1s

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Iran's leaders lashed out at the Trump administration overnight for imposing new sanctions. This comes as U.S. officials are trying to build a coalition to protect shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. What kind of threat does Iran pose in the Gulf? Also, more than 300 migrant children are moving out of a squalid detention facility in Texas. How many more children are facing similar conditions at other facilities? Plus, how Oklahoma is planning to divide up its $85 million dollar opioid settlement.
25/06/1913m 15s

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The Trump administration says it is imposing new sanctions against Iran today. Will more sanctions convince Iran to renegotiate the nuclear deal? The administration is also set to discuss part one of its Middle East peace plan this week. Why why have the Palestinians already rejected it? Plus, some Republican lawmakers in Oregon are in hiding. What can Oregon's Democrats do to get them back for a vote on a climate change bill?
24/06/1913m 24s

BONUS: Evangelicals and Politics

Evangelicals have played an important role in modern day American politics - from supporting President Trump to helping elect Jimmy Carter back in 1976. How and when did this religious group become so intertwined with today's political issues? A bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline.
22/06/1956m 54s

Friday, June 21st, 2019

President Trump reportedly backs off on airstrikes against Iran. As the dispute escalates, what is Iran's reaction? And Alabama Republican Roy Moore is making a second run for the U.S. Senate.
21/06/1913m 41s

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Iran shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. disputes that it was in Iranian airspace. Joe Biden's recent comments draw heat from his 2020 presidential rivals. China's president visits Pyongyang to hold two days of talks with North Korea's leader.
20/06/1913m 5s

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

President Trump's first official 2020 campaign rally included allegations of a witch hunt and attacks on Hillary Clinton, but will airing past grievances be enough to secure a win in 2020? Plus, critics have questions about the president's plan to have U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carry out mass deportations starting next week.
19/06/1913m 24s

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The leaders of both the U.S. and Iran say they want to avoid war. But how does that square with the newly-announced U.S. plans to increase troops in the Middle East, and Iran's plans to increase nuclear fuel stockpiles? Plus, what is the journey like for a growing number of migrants from central Africa who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and Mexico?
18/06/1913m 54s

Monday, June 17th, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a military conflict with Iran is not off the table, but that President Trump doesn't want a war. So why are some U.S. allies skeptical? And why did protesters march again in Hong Kong, even after authorities delayed an extradition bill with mainland China?
17/06/1913m 28s

BONUS: Hooponomics

The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it is now having unintended effects that could be a problem for basketball's future. A bonus episode of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money.
15/06/1910m 26s

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?
14/06/1913m 31s

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

President Trump says he doesn't think there would be anything wrong with listening to foreign actors who offer information on campaign opponents. Why does the FBI director say there is? And health officials say a fear about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has come true: The virus has spread to a neighboring country.
13/06/1913m 20s

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong turned violent as tens of thousands of people filled the streets overnight to oppose a controversial extradition bill. Why do citizens say it could threaten their freedom from mainland China? And what do President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand to gain by trading barbs with each other and ignoring a crowded field of other Democrats running for the White House?
12/06/1912m 46s

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

House Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice make a deal on who can see documents related to the Mueller probe. Could it move the needle for lawmakers considering impeachment? Also, an opioid manufacturer goes from making hundred of millions of dollars to bankruptcy in two years. What does that mean for families impacted by the nation's addiction crisis?
11/06/1913m 18s

Monday, June 10th, 2019

President Trump says he's not getting enough credit for a border security deal with Mexico, but his critics say he's claiming too much. What will the agreement actually achieve? Plus, massive crowds in Hong Kong protest a change in the law that would send people to mainland China if they're accused of crimes.
10/06/1916m 5s

BONUS: Mitch Part 1: 'Win This Thing'

Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates? We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's Embedded.
08/06/1936m 20s

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Mexico is making a new pledge to address the immigration crisis: sending 6,000 troops to its border with Guatemala. Is it enough to stop the U.S. from imposing tariffs on Monday? And the abortion debate in America is as divisive as ever, but are opinions shifting? A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows how Americans feel in light of new restrictive state laws on the procedure.
07/06/1913m 28s

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

President Trump alluded to "something pretty dramatic" early Thursday, suggesting he still plans to impose new tariffs on Mexican imports by Monday. Who will actually feel the pain? And eight Americans captured in northern Syria, believed to be family members of ISIS fighters, are being repatriated to the U.S. Could all families who have lived under ISIS be returned to their home countries, too?
06/06/1913m 18s

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Mexican diplomats head to the White House today to argue against new tariffs, and top Senate Republicans hope they succeed. President Donald Trump calls the possibility of Republicans blocking those tariffs "foolish." And newly-surfaced documents from a late Republican strategist are at the center of a court hearing today over allegations of bias in the 2020 census.
05/06/1913m 33s

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

What's on the agenda for President Donald Trump's meeting with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, as demonstrators gather in several U.K. cities to protest the state visit? And what's ahead for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google as the federal government asks whether these tech companies have gotten too big and powerful?
04/06/1912m 54s

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

A woman who lost her best friend in a workplace shooting is calling for tighter security. What's next for her and survivors of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach? Also, President Trump insulted London's mayor on Twitter as he landed in the UK today. What kind of reception can he expect for his first state visit to the country?
03/06/1914m 15s
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