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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Leila Fadel, Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martinez. Also available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with Scott Simon. On Sundays, hear a longer exploration behind the headlines with Rachel Martin, available by 8 a.m. ET. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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Episodes

Monday, March 28, 2022

3/28/2022
Russia shifts its military strategy away from Ukraine's capital. The January 6 House panel recommends two Trump White House officials be held in contempt of Congress. And Will Smith's best actor award is overshadowed by his altercation with Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

Duration:00:14:22

Investigations: Inside The First Capitol Riot Trial

3/27/2022
The first jury trial connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol revealed never-before-seen video and secretly recorded audio. The evidence and testimony showed in detail how one man's path to an insurrection that shocked the world, and how what happened that day divided a family in the Texas suburbs.

Duration:00:44:21

Saturday, March 26, 2022

3/26/2022
Russian Defense Ministry has announced it will shift its military focus from Kyiv to Eastern Ukraine. Biden spends a second day in Poland, who did he talk to and what was his message? And a North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile this week — what are the geopolitical implications?

Duration:00:16:41

Friday, March 25, 2022

3/25/2022
Lawmakers investigating the January 6th insurrection obtain revealing text messages sent by conservative activist Ginni Thomas. Some who stayed behind in Ukraine's capital Kyiv try to go on with life as normal. And President Biden heads to Poland today to meet Ukrainian refugees.

Duration:00:14:35

Thursday, March 24, 2022

3/24/2022
NATO is stepping up its presence in Eastern Europe as Russia's war in Ukraine enters a second month. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson responds to another round of tough questioning lawmakers. And, most abortions will be illegal in Idaho if a new law takes effect in a month.

Duration:00:15:13

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

3/23/2022
President Biden meets with allies in Brussels today to discuss more NATO assistance for Ukraine. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson defends her record before lawmakers for a second day. And in Ohio, on-going legal disputes over electoral districts impact the state's primary elections.

Duration:00:13:49

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

3/22/2022
The Senate Judiciary Committee questions Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Russia's war in Ukraine forces millions of people to seek safer ground. And, Chinese authorities investigate yesterday's plane crash in Guangxi.

Duration:00:14:11

Monday, March 21, 2022

3/21/2022
Ukraine refuses to surrender the strategic port city of Mariupol. NATO meets to discuss Ukraine this week and it's the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Duration:00:14:42

Left Behind, A War Story

3/20/2022
Seven months ago, the U.S. withdrew the last of its troops from Afghanistan, bringing to an end a 20-year war. At the time, President Biden promised the Afghan interpreters who'd worked side by side with American troops that the U.S. would stand by and offer them safe haven in the United States. But thousands of interpreters who wanted to get out were unable to do so before the Taliban took over, in part because of a slow and bureaucratic visa process. Since last fall, NPR has been in touch...

Duration:00:24:45

Saturday, March 19, 2022

3/19/2022
We have the latest on Ukraine, where Russian assault on several cities continues. Yesterday, President Biden talked to China's President Xi Jinping about the consequences China could face for assisting Russia in its conflict with Ukraine. And a new omicron subvariant has public health officials in the U.S. on alert about the possibility of another rise in COVID cases.

Duration:00:15:18

Friday, March 18, 2022

3/18/2022
President Biden schedules a phone call with China's leader Xi Jinping to discuss Russia's bombardment of Ukraine. Ukraine's hospital personnel struggle to treat patients coping with dual traumas of illness and war. And Moderna asks the FDA to greenlight another COVID booster shot for all U.S. adults.

Duration:00:14:06

Thursday, March 17, 2022

3/17/2022
A U.S. pledge for more military support for Ukraine offers insights into the current state of the war, Germany's plan to fund the planet's third biggest military take many by surprise. And teachers and other school employees prepare to tell Congress about physical and verbal attacks on the job.

Duration:00:14:04

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

3/16/2022
In an NPR interview, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns of "profound" long-term effects from Russia's attack on Ukraine. In the U.S., will seniors be urged to get another COVID booster shot? And while some politicians press for gas tax relief, others are wary of cutting funds to fix roads and bridges.

Duration:00:13:13

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

3/15/2022
Russian forces continue to bombard Ukraine, but for some, a sense of calm remains. Federal Reserve policymakers meet to confront inflation and set a course for interest rates. And police in New York and D.C. ask the public to help find a suspect in the deadly shootings of men living on the streets.

Duration:00:14:05

Monday, March 14, 2022

3/14/2022
Russian missiles falling on Ukraine's far West raise fears that a new front in the war has been opened. The Biden administration may be considering another extension of the federal student loan payment freeze. Will former President Donald Trump's endorsements and rallies sway the outcome of GOP congressional primaries?

Duration:00:14:32

Throughline: Ukraine's Dangerous Independence

3/13/2022
Months before Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, he published an essay on the Kremlin website called "On The Historical Unity of Russia and Ukraine." In it, he suggested that Ukrainians don't really have their own identity — and that they never have. Historian Serhii Plokhii says that couldn't be further from the truth. The histories of the two countries are deeply intertwined, but Ukrainian identity is unique. In this episode NPR's Throughline explores that...

Duration:00:46:58

Saturday, March 12, 2022

3/12/2022
Ukrainian officials fear Belarus may commit troops to the Russian invasion. Some refugees from the conflict are seeking asylum in the U.S. and encountering pandemic border restrictions. House Democrats met this week to discuss midterm election strategy.

Duration:00:16:11

Friday, March 11, 2022

3/11/2022
Talks to reach a broad cease-fire in Ukraine fail as Russian forces expand the battlefield to more cities. President Biden plans to speak to House Democrats today as the party plots mid-term election strategy. And members of the family that owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma hear testimony about how opioids wreck lives and communities.

Duration:00:14:06

Thursday, March 10, 2022

3/10/2022
Russia has bombed a children's hospital in Ukraine's port city of Mariupol. Election professionals cite threats, stress, and political attacks on the voting system among the forces pushing them from their jobs. And how eager will parents of the youngest kids in the U.S. be to have their children vaccinated against COVID?

Duration:00:14:05

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

3/9/2022
The Pentagon says a surprise offer from Poland to transfer Russian-made fighter jets to Ukraine, by way of a U.S. base in Germany, is "not tenable." The first of Ukraine's fallen soldiers are coming home. And the first jury trial stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection ends with a conviction on all counts.

Duration:00:14:29