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Site are bracing for Tropical Storm Elsa, Florida Governor Rhonda Santa's has issued a state of emergency in preparation. We have a building here in Surfside that is tottering. It is structurally unsound. And although the eye of the storm is not not likely to pass over this direction, you could feel Us in this area. New federal teams are going to Florida to help with search and rescue efforts, while other task force members deploy for Elsa. In the meantime, an order has been signed to demolish what remains of Champ Lane Towers South President Biden is due to arrive in Michigan in a few minutes as he marks not only the Independence Day holiday weekend but also what the White House considers a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic. As NPR's Amy held reports. Biden's visit comes as Michigan's governor has dropped most covid restrictions, The White House says. This holiday weekend has a theme, and it's called America's back together Fourth of July two. This year is different than the Fourth of July last year. It's going to be better next year. President Biden is trying to keep on message even as reporters at the White House Friday. Asked about other news about happy things Man 15 months into the pandemic the country has seen A dramatic turnaround. But the CDC says Biden fell short of his goal by around 3% points of getting 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated. Nationwide cases are up 10% compared to last week. The more contagious still to strain is gaining ground in regions with lower vaccination rates. Amy held NPR news Reports from Afghanistan suggest further intense fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces all across the country. The BBC's gilma give Oring reports the violence comes As US led international troops are now in the final stages of withdrawal overnight fighting between the Taliban and government forces seem to intensify. A spokesman for the Taliban said they had taken control of another five districts in Badakshan in the northeast. There's no government confirmation of that. Defense officials said they carried out operations, including airstrikes in nine provinces in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, Afghan religious scholars meeting in Kabul called on both sides to make progress on peace talks. On Friday, U. S troops pulled out of Bagram, their main military base in Afghanistan. A complete withdrawal of US forces is expected by the end of next month. The BBC's Dilma give a ring This is NPR. Environmentalists are claiming victory after plans to build an underground oil pipeline through parts of Tennessee and Mississippi were dropped. It would have run over an aquifer that provides drinking water to one million people. The pipeline would also have run under poor, predominantly black neighborhoods. And through wetlands. It was being planned to link two major oil pipelines. The World Meteorological Organization has confirmed a new record high temperature for the continent of Antarctica. NPR's Dan Charles reports It got up to 64.9 degrees in February of last year. The high temperature was recorded at a research station in the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward the southern tip of South America. It's 1.5 degrees above the previous record from 2015. There were news reports last year that Antarctica has seen an even higher temperature close to 70 degrees. But the W. M O says it checked and found that an improvised sun shield at that weather station was resulting in artificially high temperature readings. The W. M O says the Antarctic Peninsula is among the places on earth that's experiencing the greatest warming. Dan Charles NPR news Vatican judge has indicted 10 people, including a cardinal in connection with the London real estate deal. They're accused of defrauding the Holy see of hundreds of millions of dollars, and the scandal has been followed by a sharp reduction in donations. I'm Barbara.

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