Ukraine's war is far from over. It's biggest challenge, however, may not be on the battlefield, but in the form of waning support from allies. How are leaders in Kyiv reacting? The man accused of orchestrating one of the largest financial frauds in American history, Sam Bankman-Fried, goes on trial today. What's his defense? And Laphonza Butler is set to be sworn in today as California's newest U.S. Senator. Want more comprehensive analysis of the most important news of the day, plus a little fun? Subscribe to the Up First newsletter.
Today's episode of Up First was edited by Michael Sullivan, Rafael Nam, Padmananda Rama and HJ Mai. It was produced by Mansee Khurana, David West and Chad Campbell. We get engineering support from Stacey Abbott. And our technical director is Zac Coleman.