Capitol Riot Hearing, Vaccine Mandates, Western Wildfires: News You Need To Start Your Day
Good morning. Lawmakers are meeting this morning to hear from law enforcement officers during the first select committee hearing into the Capitol riot. For months, NPR has been investigating the insurrection.
We're also tracking a number of other important stories for you:
- Individual states, cities and counties have begun making their own rules about COVID vaccines. Some mandates are coming into effect in California and New York City.
- North and South Korea have reopened hotlines closed for more than a year and have spoken hopefully of improved relations.
- Western states are facing new threats of wildfires and floods. Firefighters have been fighting blazes in Montana, as well as California and Oregon.
🎧 Also on Up First, our daily news podcast, reporting on how pharma companies flooded a West Virginia community with opioids.
— The Morning Edition live blog team
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