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Good morning In a Democratic convention speech, Joe Biden asserted. The nation has a great purpose, which he promised to restore, he said quote I will be an ally of the light out of the darkness. It's morning edition from NPR news. Coming up the story of Postmaster General Luis de Joy who turned his dad's trucking company into a big corporation and became a big GOP donor. I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm David Greene to Joy appears before a Senate panel today. We're asking voters what keeps them up at night in 2020. And this morning, we go to Navajo Nation to meet Deborah Vera's, a schoolteacher and a single mother of six. Also a challenge for schools here in L. A. As they try to reopen in person. They need more nurses for covert testing. It's Friday, August 21st country musician Casey must graves is 32 theme news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Joe Biden has formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, accusing President Trump of cloaking the country into much anger, Fear and division. Here and now I give you my word. If you and trust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I'll be an ally of the light. Not the darkness. It's time for us for we, the people to come together. Biden's 22 minute acceptance speech came on the final night of the party's virtual national convention. Biden turns 78 in November. If successful, he would be the oldest president ever elected in the US The Republican National Convention kicks off next week. Postmaster General Lewis to Joy is to appear before a Senate committee today. Lawmakers have questions about recent changes implemented at the U. S Postal Service and how they might affect the November presidential election amid an expected surgeon mail in ballots. Separately, NPR's Kelsey Snell says House Democrats believe the Postal Services Board of Governors skirted background checks when they hired to joy for the top job to Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have sent a letter questioning Postal Service Board of Governors member John Barger about his influence over the process. Representatives Raja Krishnamurthy and Katie Porter site former postal officials who say Barger at a Louis to joy to the candidate pool, circumventing an outside hiring firm contracted to find candidates and conduct background checks. Julie had been a major donor to the Trump campaign. Now he's under scrutiny for changes he's made at the Postal Service that have slowed mail delivery and cause concerns about the ability to process a surgeon mail in ballots ahead of the November election. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington Later today, a federal judge in Massachusetts will be sentencing actress Lori Laughlin and her husband as a result of the FBI's college admissions, cheating investigation. Kurt Cara Pezzo with member station WGBH in Boston, says Lachlan and fashion designer Massimo JIA. Newly could spend months behind bars were paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California. The couple has pleaded guilty to funneling a half million dollars through a phony charity to have their two daughters recruited to the University of Southern California crude team even though neither of them actually wrote Lachlan and generally are the most prominent among dozens of parents, coaches and other hired officials charged in the massive college admission scheme. The sentencing will be held on the line, and the court says it's had the increase its video capacity on zoom. Rick Singer, the ringleader behind the scheme has already pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the government's investigation for NPR news. I'm Kirk Cara Paisa in Boston. This is NPR news from Washington. The Trump Administration has formally submitted a complaint to the U. N. Security Council, accusing Iran of breaching terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement. As Linda Facil O reports, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the U. N to reimpose full sanctions on Tehran. The U. N Security Council has one month to adopt a resolution calling for the renewal of sanctions relief to Iran in order to prevent a snap back of sanctions, however, the U. S can and is expected to veto such a proposal. Meanwhile, Russia and China maintained the U. S. Doesn't have the right to pursue snapback sanctions since it withdrew from the nuclear agreement in 2018, U. S allies Britain, France and Germany agree with, UM, although they have formally accused Tehran of violating the nuclear accord. A power clashes are expected in the council in the coming weeks, and a few countries have signal they might not implement sanctions if they are restored for NPR News and Linda Sue Low in New York. At least four deaths are being reported by authorities in northern California, where multiple wildfires continue burning out of control. They include fatalities in Napa and Solano counties in the San Francisco Bay area. Or than two dozen injuries are reported. Some have been firefighters a state forestry and fire protection spokesman says 50,000 homes are threatened in the state by more than two dozen large wildfires being fanned by gusty winds. Wall Street futures are lower this morning, down futures or down eight points. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in.

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