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"Leader Mitch McConnell says he's waiting for the White House to chart a path forward on gun legislation following another mass shooting in taxes asked about a Senate vote on house passed legislation during a radio interview today would expand background checks for gun purchases McConnell says if president trump favors background checks legislation in the Senate leader knows we will pass and it will become law that he says will bring it to the floor for a vote trump has said he wants to work with Congress to stop the menace of massive tax but as waffled on support for expanding background checks the commerce department is senator recently announced a partnership to promote the upcoming twenty twenty senses with the largest Muslim civil rights group in the west and bears haunted along reports it's unclear why the trump administration canceled the partnership a day after it was announced last week the council on American Islamic relations or care announce it was working with the scent. to make sure Muslims are included in the count the numbers help determine how congressional seats and federal funding are distributed among the states the census bureau has relied on organizations to be trusted voices among hard to count groups but now Kerr says it found out the commerce department which oversees the census had ended their partnership by seeing a statement broadcast on fox news the commerce department has not responded to embarrass questions about why the partnership was canceled cares government affairs director Robert McCall says quote Islamophobic smears could have been a factor the care will keep encouraging Muslims to take part in the census on the long and your news New York those still construction spending going on in July though the government says a key index barely budged almost all the optic due to increased government building projects ranging from schools the sewers to water supplies commerce department says construction spending rose just one tenth of one percent stocks lost ground the Dow was down two hundred eighty five points today to close at twenty six thousand one eighteen the nasdaq fell eighty eight points this is NPR from KQED news I mean it came San Francisco supervisors have unanimously approved a resolution declaring the national rifle association a domestic terror organization he cuties Angela corral reports supervisor Catherine Stephanie says the NRA uses threats of violence and intimidation to promote its agenda when they use phrases like I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold dead hands on bumper stickers they are saying recent debate about public safety should be met with violence Stephanie first introduced the non binding resolution after the deadly Gil work garlic festival mass shooting and since we've been on recess we've seen it more carnage across this country in a statement NRA spokeswoman Amy hunter because the resolution a ludicrous stunt and says the NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of Americans I'm Angela chorale KQED news and urban search and rescue team from the bay area is on its way to. help respond to hurricane Dorian on the east coast the team of forty five people and three dogs will fly to North Carolina tonight Menlo Park fire chief Herald chapel Homan heads the team which he told KQED recently has a wide range of skills we have water rescue capability team members are typically trained in both slow moving and fast moving water some will have helicopter training on the opposite side the technical rescue side you have search and rescue medical analysis like structural engineers has materials. this team has been deployed to many national emergencies including wild fires and some twenty two previous hurricanes I mean again this is Katie reading support comes from Stanford healthcare where patients and physicians turn when health care matters most support for NPR comes from K. Buxbaum in support of the David Gilkey and zap you look Tamana memorial fund."