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Biden On Taiwan, Monkeypox Spread, Polish-Ukrainian Border : Up First

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NPR President Biden says the US would get involved militarily if China invaded Taiwan. Epidemiologists are investigating a potential US outbreak of monkeypox — a rare viral infection. And three months into the Ukraine war, long lines are stretching for miles as refugees and trade return to the country. NPR......

Mariupol Latest, Biden Asia Visit, DHS Disinformation Board : Up First

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NPR Russia says more than 1,700 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered from their stronghold at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, as international concerns mount over the soldiers’ fate in Russian hands. US President Joe Biden makes his first presidential trip to Asia, where China’s growing influence looms large. And disinformation......

Abortion Poll, Buffalo Hearing, Russian Soldier On Trial In Ukraine : Up First

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NPR A new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans oppose reversing abortion rights. The white 18-year old accused of a racist shooting rampage in Buffalo, New York appears in court today in a first glimpse of the evidence against him. And a Russian soldier pleads guilty in a Kyiv courtroom......

Primaries, Biden Visits Buffalo, Elon Musk Flips on Twitter : Up First

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NPR Results are in from primary elections in five states, including heated contests in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. And Elon Musk is expressing doubts about his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. Shell-shocked residents of Buffalo, New York are reeling from the killings and still grappling with how to feel......

Mariupol Plant Evacuation, Buffalo Shooting Update, Baby Formula Shortage : Up First

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NPR Ukrainian fighters are evacuated from a steel plant to Russian-controlled areas, where they may be subjected to a prisoner exchange with Russia. Families of the Buffalo shooting victims mourn the dead as President Biden and the first lady visit the city. And major U.S. infant formula manufacturer Abbott has......

McConnell Speaks With NPR, Five House Republicans Subpoenaed, Wall Street Sell-Off : Up First

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NPR Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells NPR that Democrats and Republicans are united in helping Ukraine fight Russia. The Congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has subpoenaed five House Republicans, including top GOP leader Kevin McCarthy. And worries over inflation and fears of a......

Finland To Join NATO, White House Abortion Options, Las Vegas School Violence : Up First

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NPR Finland wants to join NATO; the country has a long border with Russia and has remained neutral in wartime since WWII. The White House faces pressure to protect abortion rights nationwide after legislation failed in the US Senate. And Las Vegas faces a series of violent school incidents involving......

Russian Air Force Troubles, Dems Seek Federal Abortion Rights Law, New Mexico Fires : Up First

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NPR Russia fails to control one of Ukraine’s largest cities and the air space, despite having an air force that’s 10 times larger. U.S. senators prepare to vote on a bill to protect abortion rights under federal law. And firefighters in New Mexico struggle to contain a massive wildfire. NPR......

GOP Abortion Strategy, Nebraska Republican Primaries, Sri Lankan PM Resigns : Up First

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NPR Republican leaders want to restrict abortions nationwide, but they lack wide public support. Voters in Nebraska cast ballots today to decide who will be their Republican candidate for governor in a race seen as the latest test of former President Trump’s influence in the party. And the prime minister......

Victory Day in Russia, Abortion Patients Head for Illinois, Philippines Picks Leader : Up First

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NPR Russia is marking Victory Day, which celebrates the defeat of Nazi Germany, just as Russian troops are fighting and dying in Ukraine. Doctors who provide abortion services in Illinois are bracing for a possible influx of patients from neighboring states expected to ban abortion. And votes are being counted......

A Post-Roe World : Up First

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NPR A leaked opinion from the Supreme Court signaled that a majority of the justices may be ready to end constitutional abortion-rights protections. Many states are preparing to restrict access to abortion in a post-Roe v. Wade world. One state provides a glimpse of what that world could look like.......

Who’s Seeking Abortions, Worry On Wall Street, Election In Philippines : Up First

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NPR Most patients in the U.S. who get abortions are in their 20s, are already parents, and are early in pregnancy. Despite good economic news, Wall Street traders are focused on inflation and the Federal Reserve. Voters go to the polls Monday in the Philippines and may elect another Marcos......

Supreme Court Leak Impact Beyond Abortion, Georgia Primaries, Kids and Ukraine War : Up First

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NPR Democrats say the leaked draft Supreme Court decision could have an impact far beyond abortion access. Abortion is a major campaign issue in the swing state of Georgia ahead of May 24 primaries. And the war in Ukraine has had a devastating toll on children, with more than 500......

Supreme Court Abortion Shift, Ohio Primary Results, Mariupol Steel Plant Evacuation : Up First

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NPR Politicians on both side of the aisle are plotting their next moves after a leak suggests the Supreme Court could reverse the constitutional right to abortion for the first time in half a century. Congressman Tim Ryan wins the Democratic primary in Ohio, where he’ll face an uphill battle......

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