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The comedian Chelsea already knows how to make pretty much anything. She does hilarious like her standup comedy. Her former character Gina on the show, Brooklyn 99 So how did she pull off the comic relief when her new movie involves a single woman who is about to turn 40 and worried she's going to end up alone? Find out in just a minute. Plus, the world usually seems to agree that pretty much everything Beyonc does is astonishing Songs, choreography, videos using music to call for Social justice. Her latest project is getting less of a glowing review Our cue this music channel will discuss that's all coming up on cue. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. President. Trump continues to claim without evidence that mail in balloting would lead to voter fraud in the November election. Speaking at the White House today, Trump said, the nation's voting system is not equipped for it. We don't have a rigged election. I know that And you have to be very careful when you mentioned A CZ. You constantly do Russia or you mentioned China or you mentioned Iran or others. That attack are Election system, and when you have this mail in voting, it's a very susceptible. It's is something that can be easily attacked. The president was abruptly evacuated from tonight's press briefing by the Secret Service after a shooting was reported outside of the White House. Trump returned a short time later, saying that authorities had shot a suspect. The White House was briefly put on lock down following the incident. A judging California is ordering that ride sharing ABS, uber and lift reclassify. It's hundreds of thousands of drivers in the state as full time employees. NPR's Bobby Allen reports. The ruling is a setback for the companies, which have long defended treating its drivers as independent contractors. California Superior Judge Ethan Schulman ruled that uber and lifts thousands of contract drivers should be given the same protections and benefits under labor law as other full time employees. Last year, California passed a law to protect gig workers. It made it more difficult for tech companies to hire contractors for full time work. But uber and lift say the law does not apply to them. Shulman says that is not true writing that the companies are depriving legions of workers of the basic protections given to them under state labor law. Uber and lift say they plan to appeal. The companies say drivers prefer the flexibility their contractor status gives them. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco and National survey shows that 40% of first year college students say they plan to stay home this fall because of the Corona virus pandemic. For Cara Paisa of member station, WGBH reports. Of the 1800 students contacted for the study, for in 10 are likely or highly likely not to attend any college this fall. The trend includes highly selective colleges like Harvard, which announced last week that 20% of freshman differed enrollment. Jason Simon is CEO of Simpson Scarborough, which conducted the survey. It's just a really, really highly volatile time. There's still a lot of students who are rethinking what their plans are and are Waiting. For the last minute to try to make any of those decisions. That might be because the survey also found that a vast majority of students don't trust other students to follow public health guidelines for NPR news. I'm Kirk Cara paisa in Boston at the close on Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 357 points. This is NPR news. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Lance. Lucky New Jersey's long term care facilities will start lifting restrictions, allowing indoor visits and resuming some activities for residents after months on lock down The state will allow essential caregivers to spend time indoors with residents who have either tested negative for covert, 19 are asymptomatic or have recovered from the virus. Previously on Ly outdoor visits were allowed. State Health Commissioner Judy Person, Kelly says facilities that made safety benchmarks can resume activities like limited indoor dining, haircuts and outdoor outings. We recognize and appreciate that contact with family, friends and fellow residents. Is essential for the emotional, emotional well being of nursing home residents. State is also providing state and federal dollars to support facilities and increased pay for certified nurse's. Voters in Connecticut will head to the polls tomorrow to take part in the state's primaries and choose their party's nominees for offices ranging from President on down to registrar of voters. WNYC sees our own Venugopal has more On top of everything else. Connecticut residents have been dealing with power outages from nearly a week. Tens of thousands of people are still in the dark, but good government groups are cautiously optimistic that the state's primary will go off smoothly. Point to the utility company ever source, which has promised to restore power to nearly everyone by tomorrow, and they're reassured by the 300,000 or so absentee ballots that were requested for the primary. It's 10 times the usual number, which means many voters have already cast their ballots and also that the results of the primary likely won't be.

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