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So far during this drive. My full name is chin sui. How does it make me feel when I donate to WAB? I feel connected. I feel like I'm contributing to what the good work public radio personnels are doing. I actually stumbled onto NPR by accident. I didn't know that there's such a good group of people working on giving people information and I want to be able to give back. And thank you, Sophie. She says she didn't know there was such a good group of people working to make this happen. Okay, so I'm going to be honest, there's a good group of people that make it happen. I work with some amazing colleagues, folks like Molly Samuel, who is dedicated to the environment and reporting on it in a way that just makes all of her reporting shine Martha Dalton who you hear with us besides this afternoon, a former teacher who brings that magic to her reporting on your child's classrooms every day, we had a Pulitzer Prize winner. The only one in NPR's history with Lisa Hagan, who unfortunately left, but she went on to NPR where she's now the disinformation reporter, it's the type of excellence that goes into every report every day and it's what your money supports. 6 7 8 5 5 three 90 90. NPR news and Culver City California, I'm Dwayne Brown. White House officials say President Biden is looking to increase oil supplies ahead of next month's midterm elections back in March, Biden tapped the U.S. strategic reserve in response to production cuts by OPEC, releasing 180 million barrels over 6 months. White House press secretary, karine Jean Pierre says that helped some families save over $100 a month at the pump. Gas prices are falling again just to give you a little bit more of a stats there. The average retail price is down by 5 cents over the last week. States that saw cheaper, sharper increases in recent weeks are also seeing more rapid declines. That would include California, which ranks as the nation's highest at more than $6 a gallon for regular. Biden could order an additional release of oil reserves as early as tomorrow, but those reserves have now dropped to their lowest levels in nearly 40 years. The French cement company lafarge has reached a nearly $800 million play agreement with the U.S. Justice Department, NPR's Ryan Lucas tells us the criminal prosecution stems from the company's payments to terrorist organizations in Syria. The forest has pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support for terrorism. According to court papers, the French company and its Syrian subsidiary made some $6 million in payments in 2013 and 2014 to the Islamic State and the Nusra front amid the Syrian Civil War. In exchange, the terrorist organizations permitted the company's operations at a plant in northern Syria to continue. Here's Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. Lafarge paid millions of dollars to both terrorist organizations and benefited from their brutality to the tune of $70 million in revenue. Monaco says this is the first time the company has pleaded guilty to providing material support to a terrorist organization. Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street, adding to weekly gains. This is NPR. From WAB news in Atlanta, good afternoon, I'm Martha Dalton, it's four 32. Governor Brian Kemp faced off against Democrat challenger, Stacey Abrams in the first debate of their rematch, Raoul valley says Monday's debate is the first of two before election day. Nearly three months after Georgia's 6 week abortion ban took effect, camp was asked about banning emergency contraceptives and a ban on destroying embryos. Can you tell us right now whether you push for these measures or any other additional restrictions on abortion now that the 2019 law is in effect? No, I would not. Camp spent much of the debate promoting and defending his record of the past four years, including the speed in which he reopened the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abrams attacked Kemp's record on several issues. He is weakened gun laws and flooded our streets. He has weakened our privacy rights and women's rights. He is denied women the access to reproductive care. The Atlanta press club debate also featured libertarian chain hazel, who heavily pushed back on camp and Abrams about the role of government. Raoul valley W ABE news. The average price of unleaded gas continues to dip slightly at pumps across Georgia, the same is not true of diesel. Alec helmet has more. The cost of diesel is one of the reasons experts say things cost more, as big rigs move items across the country to stores, warehouses, even your front door. Georgia has one of the lowest average per gallon cost of diesel in the country, at $4 and 82 cents, about 45 cents a gallon below the national average according to triple-A. But Georgia's price is up 20 cents a gallon from a week ago. And this time last year, diesel was $1 and 40 cents a gallon cheaper than it is right now in the state. Alex, I'll make WAB news. This is WAB news. Support for WAB comes from AG roads, one

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