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They're competing proposals are about $2 trillion of heart. The impasse means that extra federal unemployment benefits that millions of Americans have been receiving will expire tomorrow and there's no indication of any extension. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now requiring members of the House and their staffs to wear masks to help protect against the Corona virus. The chair expects all members and staff to adhere to this requirement as a sign of respect for the health safety and well being of others present in the chamber and surrounding areas. This comes after Texas Republican Congressman Louis Gohmert tested positive for the Corona virus on Wednesday. He had refused to wear a mask. Chief executives of four of the world's largest technology companies defended their practices before Congress in a hearing on Wednesday as NPR's Bobby Allen reports, lawmakers say the Silicon Valley giants are monopolies that deserve to be regulated. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook, Google Sundar Pichai and Amazon's Jeff Bezos, each other turn in the virtual hot seat, but members of Congress were not persuaded by their appearances. Democratic representative David Sis Cellini, who chairs the Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said laws that applied to industrialists like John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie need to be updated for the digital age. Today, the men are named Zuckerberg Cook for Chai in Bays owes their control of the marketplace allows them to do Whatever it takes to crush independent business expand their own power. This must end Sicilian E will release a report in about a month outlining what the first major federal regulations of the tech industry could look like. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco The four tech companies are all financial supporters of NPR. The late Georgia congressman John Lewis will be buried after a funeral in Atlanta today. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. The service marks the end of six days of public remembrances for the civil rights icon. The body of John Lewis returned to Atlanta Wednesday to the district he represented in Congress for more than 30 years. Mourners paid their last respects at the Georgia capital. Three former U. S presidents are expected to attend Lewis's funeral at historic Ebony's Air Baptist Church. Over the weekend in his home state of Alabama. Lewis's casket made a final symbolic crossing of Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he and other peaceful demonstrators were attacked and brutally beaten by state troopers and sheriff's deputies during the 1965 voting rights March. Lewis died July 17th at the age of 80. After battling pancreatic cancer. Debbie Elliot NPR news You're listening to NPR. And this is WNBC in New York, four minutes after seven o'clock. Good morning. I'm David first going up to 90 degrees. Today with mostly sunny skies. It's 79 now in Central Park. A three year long investigation by New York City's Human Rights Commission found the NYPD failed to provide adequate translation at certain Queens precincts. That's, according to a report from the Queen's Courier newspaper. The immigrants rights group make the road New York filed complaints with commission after many of their Spanish speaking members had trouble reporting domestic violence, assault or hate crimes because translators were not available. Here's reporter Angelica Acevedo. Particularly Queens, one of 8 1/10 and 1/15. Pre things they just don't get the the interpretation and translation that they need, which Is required by law. The case now goes to a hearing officer for adjudication. The NYPD told the Queen's courier. They don't comment on pending litigation. A survey of school boards across New York finds they're looking to Congress to help fund a safe return to classes, Cameron DeWitt reports. The New York State School Boards Association surveyed board members from many of the state's 700 district's. It found that while members want Children back in the classroom, at least part time, they're concerned. There's not enough money right now to provide necessary personal protective equipment, installed plastic partitions and to teach significantly smaller classes. Dave Albert is a spokesman. Really their heart is in opening up the school, but they know that it's going to cost a lot of extra money this year. And so we're really keeping an eye on Washington Governor Andrew Cuomo says. If a federal aid package being negotiated this week does not include more money, he'll have to cut school funding by 20%. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is continuing to plead with residents not to hold crowded House parties. The governor says there have been 2000 new covert 19 cases in the last four days. Levels close to what the state saw a month ago, he said. The state cannot afford to go backwards. When there are hundreds of people. Crammed into a house. Where the air conditioning system is simply blowing the air around where people are not wearing face coverings. You have also invited Corona virus to your party officials say Graduation and House parties in Middletown and gatherings Of lifeguards on Long Beach Island have led to a least 125 confirmed cases. Police also broke up a party of more than 700 people in Jackson last weekend. Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is retiring after 16 seasons in Major League Baseball race, played eight seasons for the Mets to start his career in 2003. And return to the team to finish his career He last played.

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