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Pollock on Claire MacDonald. Hello. The Mexican president urges the U. S to reform its immigration policy as thousands of migrants are blocked by police in Guatemala in their attempt, Talk thousands of miles to reach America. Milan bans smoking outdoors and if you do light up, you have to be at least 10 M. Away from the next person. How do you police that That the world's largest comic is a facing a potentially crippling shortage of semi conductors that coming up in the business news on one of Greece's most decorated female athletes, says She was sexually assaulted at a young age by one stop sports official. The official denies the charge but stands down from his position on Belarus won't be co hosting this year's world Ice Hockey Championships. The sport's governing body says sponsors threatened to withdraw following protests against last year's disputed election. Live from NPR News. I'm nor Rahm, the nation's capital, remains on high alert for potential threats of violence ahead of Wednesday's inauguration. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Security is at unprecedented levels following the deadly insurrection at the U. S Capitol by pro Trump writers Nearly two weeks ago, federal authorities continue to tighten security in and around the nation's capital, expanding road closures and restricting traffic in the downtown area. The FBI continues to that members of the National Guard amid fears of potential violence ahead of the inauguration. Up to 25,000 troops are expected to be stationed throughout the city, including the areas around the U. S Capitol building by Wednesday, Windsor Johnston reporting. President Trump signed an order Monday toe lift the restrictions on travelers from Brazil, Ireland and the United Kingdom imposed in response to the pandemic. But a spokeswoman for President elect Biden Says the restrictions will be promptly reimposed when he takes office. President Trump has issued an executive order to move ahead with plans to establish a national garden of American heroes. As NPR's barbers front reports, the venture will almost certainly not take root. President Trump's Order builds on another executive order he signed in July, laying out a vision for a garden to depict quote historically significant Americans with the target date for public access of 2026. It does not list a location for the park. His vision includes memorialize ng 244 Americans as statues in the Garden. The list is wide ranging. It features politicians, musicians, artists, astronauts, movie stars, philosophers, athletes and other historical figures. It includes Walt Disney, Whitney Houston, Frederick Douglass, Ronald Reagan and Christopher Columbus. But with less than two days left in Trump's terms, it's highly unlikely the garden will be realized by him or by President elect Biden. Barbarous friend. NPR news Well, environmental activists welcome the news. Biden may cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Canadian government is concerned. In carpet, Chuck reports in a statement. The government says Keystone XL will bring benefits to both Canada and the U. S. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has long supported the project that would carry more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries. In his congratulatory phone call to Biden, Trudeau raised concerns about the possible cancelation of the pipeline. Canadian Ambassador Kristen Hileman says the project will adhere to one of the strongest environmental and climate policy frameworks in the world and strengthen the Canada U. S energy relationship. Opposition leader Aaron O'Toole says killing the pipeline would place Canada's oil sector and tens of thousands of Canadian job's in jeopardy for NPR news. I'm Dan Carp in Chuck in Toronto. You're listening to NPR news. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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