Up First briefing: Israel-Hamas truce collapses; DeSantis and Newsom debate takeaways
Israel and Hamas resumed hostilities in Gaza early today, shortly after the collapse of a cease-fire deal. The agreement allowed the release of more than 100 hostages seized by Hamas militants and hundreds of Palestinians from Israeli jails. Both sides blame each other for the breakdown in talks. The Gaza health ministry said that more than 30 Palestinians had been killed in the opening hours of renewed conflict, including children.
Check out npr.org/mideastupdates for more coverage, differing views and analysis of this conflict.
President Biden insists Ukraine and Israel both need more money from Congress. But some House Republicans say they won't approve an aid package unless it's attached to U.S. border security measures.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) took to the debate stage yesterday evening in a highly anticipated debate moderated by Fox News' Sean Hannity.
British stage designer Es Devlin has crafted stages for some of the biggest pop performers of all time, including Beyoncé, Adele and U2. She began her career in British theater and brings the same sense of intimacy and drama to her stadium tours. See photos from her featured work in the new book An Atlas of Es Devlin and at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
Check out what NPR is watching, reading and listening to this weekend:
Movies: Disney's latest film Wish has everything viewers love from the company: catchy songs, cute talking animals, and a few heartfelt moments.
TV: Gary Oldman is back for Season 3 of AppleTV+'s Slow Horses. He plays Jackson Lamb, the comically unpleasant leader of a gang of dejected British spies.
Books: In Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What is Human in a World of Machines, computer scientist Joy Buolamwini looks at the social implications of technology and warns that biases in facial analysis can harm millions and reinforce stereotypes.
Music: The same day musician Jon Batiste got 11 Grammy nominations, his partner, writer Suleika Jaouad, began chemotherapy. The new documentary American Symphony recounts their journey.
Quiz: Do you know your puppets from your politicians? Take this week's NPR news quiz to find out.
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