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The funding the police is becoming a campaign issue president trump is now using it as an attack line against the presumptive democratic nominee former vice president Joe Biden the editorial page editor of The New York Times has resigned after a newsroom protest against a column calling for the military to put down civil unrest across the country and here's David Folkenflik reports a column was seen as a step too far James Bennett joined the times four years ago and let its editorials in a progressive direction even as he moved to draw more conservative voices to its pages some of those moves Spahn controversy among readers and reporters though the editorial pages are run separately from news reporting on Wednesday the times posted the column calling for a military response by senator Tom cotton an Arkansas Republican hundreds of times journalists protest online that would further threaten journalists publisher A. G. Sulzberger initially defended posting the column later he apologised to staff Bennett resigned Sunday Salzburger said there'd been a significant breakdown in editing and that wasn't the first in recent years Katie Kingsbury a Pulitzer winner for commentary will serve as acting editorial page editor David Folkenflik NPR news New York City begins to re open its economy this morning after suffering catastrophic losses in the covert nineteen pandemic impairs Brian Mann reports one of the big challenges now is mass transit in normal times more than five million people pack on the New York subways every work day those governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledges social distancing is nearly impossible in the city's crowded trains and buses but he says everything possible is being done to make them safe the subway cars are disinfected the Long Island rail road's disinfected new York's economy has been devastated by the shut down this restart includes cautious first steps construction manufacturing curbside pickup for retail as well as some office workers masks are still required in all more than twenty thousand deaths in New York City have been linked to cover nineteen so far Brian Mann NPR news New York this is NPR this is morning edition on WNYC in New York at seven oh four good morning I'm Kerry Nolan and as you've been hearing New York City begins phase one of re opening its economy today W. N. Y. C.'s Steven Nelson is at Atlantic terminal for the first morning commute following the easing of restrictions he joins us now good morning Steven good morning Terry so what are you seeing there at the station is there much of a morning rush hour well I've been here since six AM and I would call it a trickle of people something like you know used to see around eleven or twelve PM on a week day before all of this with which is to say it is very quiet almost everyone I've seen here has been wearing masks or at least attempting to wear a mask some noses poking out and when you arrive you know it doesn't seem that different here but then you notice there's these tables next to the turnstiles with hand sanitizer and free masks there is the odd randomly placed hand sanitizer dispenser like on a column that you might find if you look very carefully but you know as we've been reporting the MTA has gone you know above and beyond with cleaning surfaces more or less since the outbreak started and even this morning they're still spraying and wiping down surfaces so it is very clean here if it's not empty Hey what are people saying about going back to work well most people I spoke with have been essential workers who've been doing this for a while but I did run into several electricians and plumbers and whose first day it was back to work and all of them were uniformly very happy to be going back to work they said it's been great spending time with the family but it's great to go back and earn a living again they also say they've never seen the subway so clean before I'll one man told me he sorry it's a covert to get the M. D. aid to clean up the system but he's glad at least that you hope they keep it up but there is obviously still some concern about when rush hour returns shown in the crowds come back W. N. Y. C.'s Steven Nelson thanks Stephen thank you mayor de Blasio has pledged to shift funds from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services the mayor didn't detail how much he's willing to cut from the police department or what parts would be affected but he says he's committed to moving resources around after talking to leaders of the city council's black Latino and Asian caucus and his task force on racial equity and inclusion and I also affirm while doing that we will only do it in a way that we are certain continues to ensure the city will be safe the mayor's office of management and budget will negotiate details with the city council during the budget process this week police reform advocates are calling on the city to cut a billion.

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