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Stimulus Deal Stalled, TikTok and WeChat, Contact Tracing Update

Negotiations over a new COVID-19 stimulus bill are at a standstill. Trump issues Executive Orders going after TikTok and WeChat. And, contact tracing is not growing with U.S. case counts.

Stimulus Deal Stalled, TikTok and WeChat, Contact Tracing Update

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Beirut Latest, Trump's False Coronavirus Claims, National Conventions Preview

Investigations continue in the Beirut explosion. Twitter and Facebook go after Trump for sharing coronavirus misinformation. And, the pandemic is changing the National Conventions.

Beirut Latest, Trump's False Coronavirus Claims, National Conventions Preview

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Beirut Aftermath, Missouri Primary Upset, Stimulus Checks Misdirected

The death toll is rising from yesterday's explosions in Beirut. A longtime incumbent loses in Missouri's Democratic Primary. And, some U.S COVID-19 relief checks were sent to non-American workers overseas.

Beirut Aftermath, Missouri Primary Upset, Stimulus Checks Misdirected

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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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