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Stone Sentence Commuted, Coronavirus Testing System Burdened, Chicago Gun Violence : Up First

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NPR 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. NPR – Click for more...
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California And COVID-19, SCOTUS Oklahoma Case, 2020 And The Economy : Up First

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NPR 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......
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Breaking News Update: Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records : Up First

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NPR 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......
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Education Announcements, Mary Trump’s Book, Mexico-US Meeting : Up First

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NPR 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......
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Florida COVID-19 Spike, Recovery Risks, Trump Reelection Messaging : Up First

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NPR 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......
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The President Sets Off Fireworks, Texas Mandates Masks, Corona Cases Surge : Up First

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NPR 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. NPR......
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Texas Mask Rule, California Counties Shut Down, Arrest In Epstein Case : Up First

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NPR 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.......
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Jobs Report, Campaign Fundraising, Police Dismantle Protest Zone In Seattle : Up First

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NPR 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. NPR......
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Intelligence on Russian Bounties, Facebook Boycott, COVID-19 Community Tracker : Up First

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NPR 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. NPR –......
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Coronavirus Surge, Russia Pays To Kill US Troops, President Re-Tweets Racist Slogan : Up First

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NPR 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. NPR – Click for......
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First Coronavirus Briefing In Months, V.P. Takes Center Stage, E.U. May Ban Americans : Up First

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NPR 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......
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Attorney General Barr Defends His Actions, COVID-19 Vaccine Tests, Military Extremism : Up First

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NPR 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......
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COVID-19 Cases Soar In Texas, Colleges Prepare To Reopen, Police Reform In Congress : Up First

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NPR 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......
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Whistleblowers Allege Political Interference At DOJ, Trump Campaign, Baseball Returns : Up First

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NPR 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......
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Trump Takes Action On Immigration, Primary Election Preview, Gene Therapy Update : Up First

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NPR 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,......
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Bolton Questions Trump’s Competence, COVID-19 Cases Keep Rising, NASCAR Probes Noose : Up First

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NPR 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......

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