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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

Recent Episodes

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018



The death toll in the California wildfires climbs to 44. Official results show: Arizona voted for a Democratic senator for the first time in 30 years. Amazon is on the verge of announcing its second headquarters.

Monday, November 12th, 2018



Wildfires tear through northern and southern California. Florida recounts ballots in the races for governor and U.S. senator. And former first lady Michelle Obama's book, "Becoming," is out Tuesday.

Friday, November 9th, 2018



The Trump Administration issued a rule to attempt to restrict migrants' asylum rights. Also, the latest on the Thousand Oaks shooting and potential election recounts in Florida and Georgia.

Thursday, November 8th, 2018



Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general and is replaced by a Trump loyalist, Matthew Whitaker. It's the first major White House shakeup since Democrats won control of the House in the midterm elections. And convicted felons who have served their terms in Florida will now be able to vote.

Democrats have taken the House in the midterm elections, and Republicans consolidated their control of the Senate. And in Florida, Republican Ron DeSantis, a Trump acolyte, won a hard-fought race for governor of the key battleground state.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018



It's Election Day: Republicans and Democrats have made their final case to voters, and Americans are heading to the polls. What's at stake and what are voters thinking?

Monday, November 5th, 2018



President Trump has a full day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections. A legal battle begins over whether a controversial question remains on the 2020 census. And, Iran's president says they will sell oil and break U.S.-imposed sanctions.

BONUS: The Hearing



In Florida, the ultimate swing state in national elections, 1.5 million people cannot vote, because they have a past felony on their record. And there is one way for people to try and get that right back: Ask the governor directly. We're sharing a bonus episode of Embedded.

Friday, November 2nd, 2018



With five days to go before voters go to the polls in the mid-terms, candidates are making their closing arguments. President Trump has his own closing argument and it's all about immigration. In Minnesota's 8th District, a longtime Democratic House seat is contested in this midterm. A lawsuit that has implications for affirmative action laws nationwide is wrapping up in Boston, where Harvard University is defending its admissions practices.