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Up First: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. Viruses are genetically modified to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Story of the Day : NPR: Many Are Replacing Disability Checks With Paychecks

The nation's disability rolls swelled during the Great Recession. But more disabled people are now finding work, and employers are more willing to make allowances, thanks to the tight job market.

World Story of the Day : NPR: 'Won't Give Up': Siblings Of Jailed Saudi Women's Rights Activist Speak Out In U.S.

It's been a year since Loujain Alhathloul was detained in Saudi Arabia for pushing for women's rights. A PEN award for her and two other Saudi activists has helped bring their plight back to light.

Business Story of the Day : NPR: Collateral Damage Of The Trade War, Farmers Want Chinese Market Reopened

American farmers rely heavily on selling their goods overseas. As the trade war heats up again, many Midwest soybean farmers have huge surpluses and are receiving government aid.

Talk and Interview

Fresh Air: The 'Power Struggle' Within The NRA

'New York Times' reporter Danny Hakim discusses conflicts within the NRA's leadership, its lawsuit against its advertising and PR company, and what leaked documents reveal about the organization.<br/><br/>Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'The Secret Between The Shadow and the Soul' from saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and TV critic David Bianculli looks ahead to the ABC special 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience,' which recreates individual episodes of two vintage shows.

1A: Actress Kate Mulgrew On "How To Forget"

"If you are passionate, go forward, you have nothing to lose. [Captain] Janeway says it, and I say it. Go forward with everything you've got," Mulgrew told us.<br/><br/>Want to support <em>1A</em>? <a href="http://donate.npr.org/1A">Give to your local public radio station</a> and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter<a href="https://twitter.com/1a"> @1A</a>.

On Point: Universe, You Don't Look A Day Over 12.5 Billion

Are there too many candles on the universe’s birthday cake? New research shows scientists may have overestimated the age by more than a billion years. Adam Riess and Jo Dunkley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

On Point: What Puerto Rico's Monkeys Post-Maria Teach Us About Survival

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s "monkey island." The surviving primates have a lot to teach us about surviving trauma. Luke Dittrich, Michael Platt and Athena Viscusi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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