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North Korea says it will stop trying to overthrow the South Korean regime. A defensive end for the Los Angeles Raiders comes out as gay. And advice on emerging from isolation from a person who really knows what that's like It's Tuesday, June 22nd Primary day in New York City polls are open till nine. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Corvette Coleman. The Senate is expected to take an initial vote on a sweeping elections bill today. Among other measures, the bill requires states to hold mail in and early voting and allows for same day registration for federal elections. NPR's Susan Davis says no Senate Republican has come forward to support the legislation. Essentially, Republicans think the bill is built on a bad foundation because The bill would exert more federal control over elections that now states can make a lot of the decisions on how their run. Some of these provisions are probably constitutionally questionable. They would certainly be challenged in the courts. And Republicans also point to the fact that the 2020 election did see record turnout record participation and did not. Despite the former president's assertions, have any credible fraud or the ultimate count wasn't in doubt. NPR's Susan Davis reporting The legislation on voting may not have the support of moderate Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia. He met President Biden at the White House on Monday. Mansion has proposed his own slimmed down version of an elections bill hoping to win Republican support. United States has just hit a record when it comes to enrollment in Medicaid. That's the health care plan run by state and local governments for low income people. 80 Million people have now either been on Medicaid or the Children's health insurance program called Chip. NPR's Selena Simmons, Duffin reports. That's an increase of nearly 10 million people since the pandemic began before the pandemic, Medicaid and chip together already insured more people than any other programs, including Medicare, the program for seniors. Costs in Medicaid are shared between states and the federal government. When Congress passed the families First Coronavirus Response Act early in the pandemic, the federal government started picking up more of that share. An enrollment started to pick up across the country. But those changes are temporary and tied to the pandemic. Nearly 30 million Americans are uninsured, and that number has been rising for the past three years. Selena Simmons Duffin NPR NEWS eight Indiana University suit students are suing the university over its covid 19 vaccine requirement. From member station W F I u Emma Atkinson reports. The students argue This is illegal. The lawsuit alleges that Indiana University's vaccine requirement goes against the FDA as emergency use authorization of the vaccines and violates quote modern medical ethics. I use policy requires that all students, faculty and staff attest to having received a vaccine before August. 15th employees who do not do so face termination, while students would be unregistered from classes and prohibited from attending campus events. Students across the country have protested some colleges decisions to mandate vaccines, while other schools have launched incentive programs. And I you spokesperson said in an email that university officials remain confident in the legality of its vaccine requirement for NPR news. I'm Emma Atkinson in Bloomington. This is NPR. This is double u. N. Y. C at 704 Good morning and Michael Hill 74 now showers and turning cooler delays on New Jersey Transit's northeast quarter North Jersey Coast and main Bergen. Port Jervis Lines. Today is Primary day in New York City, and polls are now open until nine tonight. Mayor Controller Judges and City Council candidates and more are all on the ballot. And as you've been hearing citywide offices are using ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank up the five candidates instead of just choosing one, a reminder. You need to be registered with the political party to vote in today's New York City primary and because of election laws are ranked choice. Voting will likely know the final results sometime in July. Not tonight. Protesters are calling on New Jersey lawmakers to approve allowing towns to create civilian oversight panels with broad powers to investigate police misconduct. New YORK mayor As Baraka joined a group outside the Statehouse and Trenton yesterday, he says the community should have the right to investigate a police force that they pay for. Leave of absence. They get the tape the vacations. They get to go on his paid for their Children going to school. Get to the house that they live in their pension is all paid for by us. Why can't we have all of us that it makes no sense. Last year, New Jersey Supreme.