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Uvalde Shooting Timeline, The NRA Convention, COVID Cases Higher Than Estimated

Authorities are still trying to piece together the events of the Uvalde, Texas, shooting that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers. Also, just days after the deadly shooting, the annual NRA Convention returns after a three-year hiatus because of the pandemic. And the number of COVID cases are much higher than you think they are, according to new data.

Uvalde Shooting Timeline, The NRA Convention, COVID Cases Higher Than Estimated

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Uvalde Investigation, NRA Convention, Donbas Update

Local authorities contradict themselves on the details of how the Uvalde school shooting unfolded, leading a U.S. lawmaker to call for the FBI to step in. The NRA holds its annual convention a few hours east of Uvalde. And Russia makes new inroads in eastern Ukraine.

Uvalde Investigation, NRA Convention, Donbas Update

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Uvalde Shooting Investigation, Vigils, Preventing the Next Massacre

Law enforcement officers investigating the Uvalde school shooting uncover more about the gunman's activity leading up to the massacre. The town's tight-knit community mourns the loss of 19 children and two of their teachers. And researchers, safety experts — and even the US Secret Service — share tips on how to prevent the next tragedy.

Uvalde Shooting Investigation, Vigils, Preventing the Next Massacre

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Texas School Shooting, White House Response, Georgia Primary Results

The U.S. reels from its second-deadliest school shooting on record. President Biden says there's no reason that the US should have so many mass shootings — other than a failure to stand up to gun makers. And Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wins the Republican nomination for a second term, in a rebuke of former president Donald Trump, who had backed a primary challenger.

Texas School Shooting, White House Response, Georgia Primary Results

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BONUS: What We Learned From Georgia Voters

In this bonus episode of Up First, Steve Inskeep visits two suburban Atlanta counties. One is blue, one is red and both are changing. As the state's primary wraps up today, we hear from voters.

BONUS: What We Learned From Georgia Voters

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Georgia Primaries, Indo-Pacific Union, Three Months Of Ukraine War

It's primary day in Georgia, once more a central battleground state. President Biden meets with leaders from the Quad informal group of countries to counter China's regional might. And the war in Ukraine is locked in a stalemate after three bloody months of battles.

Georgia Primaries, Indo-Pacific Union, Three Months Of Ukraine War

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Biden On Taiwan, Monkeypox Spread, Polish-Ukrainian Border

President Biden says the US would get involved militarily if China invaded Taiwan. Epidemiologists are investigating a potential US outbreak of monkeypox — a rare viral infection. And three months into the Ukraine war, long lines are stretching for miles as refugees and trade return to the country.

Biden On Taiwan, Monkeypox Spread, Polish-Ukrainian Border

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Comprehending Loss

As the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. ticked past one million, it was another milestone in a pandemic full of staggering milestones. Eric Boynton, philosopher and dean of Beloit College, discusses the limitations we all have in comprehending such loss and what it feels like to experience individual grief while others are grieving around you.

Comprehending Loss

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Biden In Asia, Mourning In Buffalo, Market Fluctuations

President Biden is meeting with leaders of South Korea and Japan on his Asian trip. The first funeral for victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., occurred Friday. Investors are unhappy higher costs are eating into profits at big box stores.

Biden In Asia, Mourning In Buffalo, Market Fluctuations

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Mariupol Latest, Biden Asia Visit, DHS Disinformation Board

Russia says more than 1,700 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered from their stronghold at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, as international concerns mount over the soldiers' fate in Russian hands. US President Joe Biden makes his first presidential trip to Asia, where China's growing influence looms large. And disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz steps down from her post at the helm of a newly formed government board after becoming a target of... disinformation.

Mariupol Latest, Biden Asia Visit, DHS Disinformation Board

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