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BONUS: On Our Watch From NPR

In 2019, California Senate Bill 1421 unsealed thousands of internal police department files, body camera footage and audiotapes for the first time. These are police departments' own, previously-confidential investigations into their officers' misconduct and serious use of force cases. For more than two years, reporters at NPR and member station KQED have been working to obtain these materials and report these stories. They've spoken to investigators, victims, and family members. The pilot of On Our Watch is this week's bonus episode of Up First.

BONUS: On Our Watch From NPR

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Expanded Unemployment Ending, Biden's G7 Agenda, Africa's Slow Vaccination Pace

Four states end pandemic jobless benefits ahead of schedule. Leaders of the G7 industrialized nations talk about economic power and labor rights in China. COVID vaccine promises greeted with muted enthusiasm in Sierra Leone.

Expanded Unemployment Ending, Biden's G7 Agenda, Africa's Slow Vaccination Pace

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Biden at G7 Summit, Israel Awaits New Government, Wildfire Risks Rising

President Biden is in Cornwall, England meeting with the leaders of seven of the world's largest economies. The Knesset, the Israeli parliament, is expected to vote Sunday on a new government. There is a higher than normal wildfire risk across most of the West, which is fueling fears of another bad season.

Biden at G7 Summit, Israel Awaits New Government, Wildfire Risks Rising

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Biden Meets with UK's PM, Keystone Pipeline Plan Suspended, Tribal Jail Deaths

President Biden is expected to speak with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a variety of issues during his first overseas trip while in office. The contentious Keystone XL Pipeline project has officially been suspended. An NPR and Mountain West News Bureau investigation is looking into the deaths of 19 people inside tribal jails.

Biden Meets with UK's PM, Keystone Pipeline Plan Suspended, Tribal Jail Deaths

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President Biden's European Trip, Vaccines & Variants, FBI Conducts Global Sting

President Biden begins his 8-day diplomatic trip to Europe. A new study suggests the current COVID-19 vaccines may stand up against variants. Hundreds are under arrest after the FBI conducted a global sting.

President Biden's European Trip, Vaccines & Variants, FBI Conducts Global Sting

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New Insurrection Report, Ransom Recovery, Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Two Senate committees released new findings related to the January 6th Capitol attack. The FBI recovered millions of the ransom Colonial Pipeline paid to suspected Russian hackers. The FDA has approved a pricey and controversial Alzheimer's drug.

New Insurrection Report, Ransom Recovery, Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

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Infrastructure Talks Resume, VP Harris in Guatemala, Burkina Faso Attack

President Biden is still working to get Republicans on board with his infrastructure plan. Vice President Kamala Harris is in Guatemala on a mission to address the issues that are leading to migration at the southern U.S. border. Dozens are dead in Burkina Faso after gunmen carried out one of the bloodiest attacks in years.

Infrastructure Talks Resume, VP Harris in Guatemala, Burkina Faso Attack

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BONUS: The Song Project

About a year ago, the team at Morning Edition started asking musicians to write songs about the ways in which the pandemic was upending life. In the last 12 months, Rachel Martin and David Greene talked to 25 different artists. Here are three of their favorites: Old Crow Medicine Show, Indigo Girls and Madison Cunningham.

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Biden's Infrastructure Plans, Trump's Facebook Ban, Politics And Violence In Ethiopia

President Biden and congressional Republicans are trying to decide the scope of a bipartisan infrastructure package — and how to pay for it. Citing public safety concerns, Facebook has extended its ban of Donald Trump until 2023. Ethiopia is set to hold elections against a backdrop of horrific violence.

Biden's Infrastructure Plans, Trump's Facebook Ban, Politics And Violence In Ethiopia

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VP Harris Foreign Trip, The Economic Outlook, DeJoy Investigation Underway

Kamala Harris will make her first foreign trip as Vice President, with stops in Mexico and Central America. Her focus: vaccine diplomacy and immigration. Millions of Americans are still out of work but businesses have been struggling to hire. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is under federal investigation for alleged campaign finance violations.

VP Harris Foreign Trip, The Economic Outlook, DeJoy Investigation Underway

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