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Tropical Storm Isaias, New NPR/IPSOS Poll, Microsoft Pursues TikTok

Tropical Storm Isaias hits the East Coast. NPR and IPSOS release poll findings on the national response to the pandemic. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok's U.S. operations.

Tropical Storm Isaias, New NPR/IPSOS Poll, Microsoft Pursues TikTok

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Coronavirus In 'New Phase,' Joe Biden Closes In On VP Pick And SpaceX Makes History

With cases and deaths rising nationwide, Dr. Deborah Birx says the coronavirus has entered a "new phase." Presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden is close to naming a running mate. Plus, what the successful SpaceX landing means for space exploration.

Coronavirus In 'New Phase,' Joe Biden Closes In On VP Pick And SpaceX Makes History

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BONUS: A.D.A. NOW!

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which is considered to be the most important civil rights act since the 1960s. This bonus episode of Up First is brought to you by NPR's history podcast Throughline. Hosts Ramtin Arablouei and Rund Abdellfatah look back at the making of this movement, the history of how disability came to be seen as a civil rights issue, and what the disability community is still fighting for 30 years later.

BONUS: A.D.A. NOW!

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Coronavirus Aid Negotiations, Countries Hit Hardest By COVID-19, Hurricane Isaias

Coronavirus economic aid talks continue through the weekend. The U.S. and countries emerging from poverty have the most COVID-19 cases. Hurricane Isaias passes the Bahamas and heads for the U.S.

Coronavirus Aid Negotiations, Countries Hit Hardest By COVID-19, Hurricane Isaias

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Economy Update, COVID-19 Data Glitches, Census Ending Early

As millions of Americans watch their supplemental unemployment checks disappear, we take stock of economic wins and losses this week. The Trump administration is sending COVID-19 data to a new place, and there are major glitches. And finally, the Census Bureau is ending its canvassing program a month early. Will that change its count?

Economy Update, COVID-19 Data Glitches, Census Ending Early

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GDP Report, Federal Agents Stand Down In Portland, Big Tech Hearing Analysis

The Commerce Department released an economic report for the last quarter. It details the sharpest economic contraction in modern American history. After weeks of standoffs with protesters, federal agents are stepping back in Portland. And finally, after almost 6 hours testifying in front of Congress, what more do we know about big tech and antitrust?

GDP Report, Federal Agents Stand Down In Portland, Big Tech Hearing Analysis

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Big Tech Hearing, Barr Hearing, Ashtabula County

Executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testify before Congress, Attorney General William P. Barr visited the Capitol on Tuesday to deliver his first congressional testimony in more than a year. And Steve Inskeep reports from Ashtabula County, Ohio.

Big Tech Hearing, Barr Hearing, Ashtabula County

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GOP Relief Proposal, Major League Baseball, COVID-19 Solutions

The Republicans have reached a deal on coronavirus relief, but it could mean much less unemployment money for Americans. Can they convince Democrats? Major League Baseball is already postponing games due to COVID-19 infections. And do we need another lockdown to beat COVID-19?

GOP Relief Proposal, Major League Baseball, COVID-19 Solutions

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GOP Relief Plan, Portland Protests, John Lewis

Republicans unveil their relief plan, protesters and federal agents continue to clash in Portland, Oregon, and the country remembers John Lewis, a civil rights icon.

GOP Relief Plan, Portland Protests, John Lewis

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BONUS: Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

For decades, Democrats and Republicans competed to be tougher on crime. And few places were "tougher" than Republican-dominated Oklahoma. But that's changing. Politicians across the U.S. are starting to re-examine — and to some extent, reverse — how they think about long sentences and prisons. It all might be about morals ... but it's definitely about money. On this bonus episode of Up First, NPR's economics podcast Planet Money takes us to Oklahoma, to watch a state change its mind about prison sentences.

BONUS: Getting Out Of Prison Sooner

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