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BONUS: The Indicator: Inflation Or Shrinkflation?

This week's bonus episode of Up First comes from NPR's daily business podcast The Indicator from Planet Money. The Bureau of Labor Statistics updates the Consumer Price Index each month. The latest number shows a 5.4% increase over the last twelve months. That has some inflation watchers worried. So how do we measure inflation? And what about inflation's sneaky cousin, "shrinkflation"?

BONUS: The Indicator: Inflation Or Shrinkflation?

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Olympics Underway, Better Masking For Delta, A.G. Garland In Chicago

The Tokyo Olympic Games are now underway, despite the pandemic and controversy. Better masks and masking techniques can help guard against the more transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus. Attorney General Merrick Garland traveled to Chicago to address gun violence.

Olympics Underway, Better Masking For Delta, A.G. Garland In Chicago

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New CIA Director, Funeral For Slain Haitian President, Summer Olympics Begins

CIA Director William Burns talked with NPR in his first interview since being confirmed in March. Also, slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is being laid to rest weeks after his assassination, while the investigation into his murder and unrest in Haiti continues. And, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics officially begin with opening ceremonies today. How different will it look during a pandemic?

New CIA Director, Funeral For Slain Haitian President, Summer Olympics Begins

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Jan. 6 Investigation, $26 Billion Opioid Settlement, Host Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed two Republican nominees to the panel set to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, saying she was rejecting their nominations "with respect for the integrity of the investigation." Also, a $26 billion national settlement was reached with drug maker Johnson & Johnson and three companies that distributed opioid painkillers even as addiction and overdose deaths skyrocketed. And, ESPN host Maria Taylor has announced she is leaving the sports network just weeks after remarks by a colleague became public suggesting that Taylor was promoted because she is Black.

Jan. 6 Investigation, $26 Billion Opioid Settlement, Host Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN

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Senate Vote On Infrastructure, Oregon's Bootleg Wildfire, Tokyo Olympics And COVID

A bipartisan infrastructure bill faces a crucial test in the Senate today. But here's the thing: there's no actual bill yet. Also, the massive Bootleg Fire has ravaged southern Oregon and is the fourth-largest fire in the state's modern history. And, we check-in at the Tokyo Olympics ahead of opening ceremonies as COVID cases there are on the rise.

Senate Vote On Infrastructure, Oregon's Bootleg Wildfire, Tokyo Olympics And COVID

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Haiti Announces New Government, Purdue Pharma Settlement, Jeff Bezos' Space Flight

Almost two weeks after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, the struggle for power in the Caribbean nation appears to be over. Also, the U.S. Justice Department is condemning a proposed bankruptcy settlement for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin. And, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to blast off through the atmosphere on his company's rocket from his remote ranch in West Texas.

Haiti Announces New Government, Purdue Pharma Settlement, Jeff Bezos' Space Flight

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New Surge In U.S. COVID Cases, Mass Flooding Across Europe, Judge Rules DACA Illegal

After declining steeply for six months, coronavirus cases are once again on the rise, thanks to the delta variant. Also, devastating floods spread farther south in Europe into the Alps over the weekend, inundating towns and villages in Austria and southern Germany as the death toll rose to at least 180. And, after a federal district judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Biden said the Department of Justice intends to appeal the decision.

New Surge In U.S. COVID Cases, Mass Flooding Across Europe, Judge Rules DACA Illegal

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BONUS: On Our Watch: Under Color Of Law

This week's bonus episode comes from the limited-run podcast On Our Watch from NPR and KQED. One of the first police shootings to be captured on cell phone, millions saw Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle fire a single, fatal gunshot into Oscar Grant's back as the 22-year-old lay face down on the train station platform. Now, a lawsuit filed by NPR member station KQED has forced BART to comply with California's 2019 police transparency law, and release never-before-heard tapes from inside that investigation.

BONUS: On Our Watch: Under Color Of Law

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Questions For Haiti's Claude Joseph, U.S. COVID Rates Climbing, Lebanon In Crisis

Details from NPR's exclusive interview with Haiti's interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph. COVID-19 infection rates climb as vaccination rates lag. And Lebanon's population suffers as the economy crumbles.

Questions For Haiti's Claude Joseph, U.S. COVID Rates Climbing, Lebanon In Crisis

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Haiti Investigation, South Africa Unrest

In an interview with NPR, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan should be made permanent. Also, Haiti is preparing for a state funeral following the assassination of its president little more than a week ago as the investigation continues. And, South Africa is ending one of its most violent weeks since the end of apartheid.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Haiti Investigation, South Africa Unrest

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