Vietnam prepares to mark 50th anniversary since massacre

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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm korva Coleman officials with the Miami Dade police department have increased the death toll from yesterday's pedestrian bridge collapsed near Miami six people have been killed by the falling bridge and ten others have been hospitalized. Rescuers have now changed their work into a recovery effort. The bridge was at Florida international university where Mark Rosenberg is president. All we can do is promise a very thorough investigation getting to the bottom of this. And mourn. Those who we've lost the bridge was supposed to open next year as a safe way to cross a busy street. The National Transportation Safety board is sending a team of specialists to investigate. They'll start work this morning. US officials say that national security adviser H R McMaster will soon depart his position at the White House. It could be within a month or two, McMaster and President Trump have reportedly had a strained relationship NPR's. Tom Bowman told NPR's morning edition, the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee. Sanders says, there are no present changes to announce. She said, I just spoke to the president general HR McMaster contrary to reports. They have a good working relationship. There are no changes at the national Security Council. Of course, she didn't say there won't be any changes NPR's, Tom Bowman. He reports that officials are exploring possible jobs within the US army for McMaster, but there is no obvious job that is appropriate for his stature, nor. Is there a clear successor to him as national security adviser. A US. Combat helicopter has crashed in western rock with seven, American service members aboard, NPR's Jane Arraf has more a Pentagon. Spokesman tells NPR all seven crew members are believed to have been killed. When the helicopter hit a Power line in western L bar province US central command said, other US forces were conducting search and rescue operations and investigating the cause of the crash Thursday. The Iraqi military said the helicopter and crew had been supporting Iraqi forces in the outcome area near the Iraq Syria border. When it crashed for technical reasons, the US has about five thousand troops in Iraq, supporting Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS. ISIS has been mostly driven out of Iraq and Syria. But the group still is believed to have a presence in Iraq's western desert Jane Arraf, NPR news, Cairo. Russian news agencies are reporting that Moscow will now add more Americans to their blacklist of sanctions. It's in retaliation for US decision on Thursday to sanction several Russian people and entities for Russian interference in US elections, and for cyber attacks in Syria. Syrian Kurds report that Turkey is attacking the northern town of a freeing. They say, at least eighteen people have been killed. Turkey is trying to push back the Syrian Kurds from the border Turkey. Considers them a terrorist organization. You're listening to NPR. The business company belonging to President Trump says it has been turning over documents for months to the special counsel who was looking into Russian interference in US elections. The New York Times reported on Thursday that special counsel Robert Muller had sent a subpoena to the Trump organization that sought documents, including those related to Russia. Muller's office has not commented. The White House spokeswoman says they will continue to cooperate today. Vietnam is marking the fiftieth anniversary of the meal massacre where US soldiers killed more than five hundred people. Michael Sullivan reports the thermonuclear was held at the site that's now a memorial to the victims. Many of them elderly men, women and children killed fifty years ago today by US soldiers who were sent on a mission to confront the Viet Cong found none and turn their weapons on the villagers. Instead, the Thermo was attended by survivors, their families and a collection of US Vietnam war veterans among others. Some of the Vietnamese spoke of over. Coming, their pain in a spirit of forgiveness. Some of the Americans expressed what one called remorse, regret and sorrow for what took place in and around me lie for NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan. Royat Thailand. The United Nations. Staff engineers say they have called a strike for today. They're action means that the Human Rights Council and other UN meetings at the UN's European headquarters will be closed today. The UN staff is angry over a seven and a half percent salary cut last year. They say they're also upset about deteriorating working conditions. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news.

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