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Eight twenty NPR news and The New York conversation live from NPR news in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly the latest corona virus aid bill in Congress is expected to be approved today in the house it spends more than three trillion dollars and includes more direct payments to individuals and families and another extension of higher unemployment benefits a third of the money would go to states and cities there's also money for testing the White House is threatening a veto Republicans in the Senate say the democratic proposal contains too much spending unrelated to the pandemic it's expected to clear the house along party lines many businesses in New York Maryland and Virginia are being allowed to re open today these are among the latest states where governors are easing coronavirus restrictions New York City and counties surrounding Washington and Virginia's capital Richmond remained under stricter limits to the higher number of covert nineteen infections and deaths NPR's Eric Westervelt says California is also facing a staggered reopening Los Angeles county has the highest number of infections and deaths and you know big city in the state has met the key public health criteria set by the state for re opening more businesses this week a handful of more rural counties got the green light even those counties are saying more openings are needed beaches in Los Angeles county have reopened with restrictions Wall Street futures are in negative territory this morning this is NPR news from Washington and this is WNYC in New York I'm Sean Carlson as you can hear in parts of New York are facing it faced a re opening today we're gonna have more on that what it means for you where you are coming your way in just about ten minutes on W. NYC schools chancellor Richard Carranza says officials will change the admissions policies for New York City selective high schools and middle schools next year but in a virtual Q. and a with students he promised the change will be temporary because we don't have attended in the way that we use you and attendance issues that many of those admissions policy we're not gonna use it doesn't well I'm because we have great that looks very different now we're probably going to do something different around great some parents say they're worried the chancellor will use the health crisis to eliminate selective admissions the chancellor says he won't and he seeking feedback for any changes the education department will implement next year new Jersey's labor department has cleared another one hundred and thirty nine thousand unemployment claims from its backlog officials say anyone who is eligible and apply for benefits by April twelfth has now been processed governor Phil Murphy address the growing frustration with the delays during his daily briefing yesterday know that he Norma's amount of progress has been and continues to be made and that you will get every single penny that's coming to you including the federal piece the department has been hit with more than one million claims since the cover nineteen pandemic swept through the state and businesses were ordered to shut to date two point seven billion dollars in benefits have been paid out to eight hundred thousand workers in the state students picking up lunches at food distribution sites will also be able to grab tampons and menstrual pads thanks to two.

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