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New novel about a girl who feels most like herself when playing basketball that's coming up on fresh air. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The Trump administration is imposing economic sanctions on Venezuela's state owned oil company. NPR's Scott Horsely reports it administration's latest effort to put pressure on Venezuelan government. The US no longer views is legitimate. Oil exports are a major source of income for Venezuela by freezing assets of the state owned oil company. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes to tighten the screws on President Nicolas Maduro and force a transfer of power to one Guido the national assembly leader now viewed by the administration as the country's legitimate president. We will continue to use all of our diplomatic and economic tools to support. Interim president Guido the national assembly and the Venezuelans people efforts to restore their democracy. Proceeds of any future oil purchases from Venezuela will be held in the US until a new government in place. The administration does not expect the move to have much effect on US gasoline prices, Scott. Horsely NPR news. The White House attorneys finding PG and E say the embattled California utility stopped making settlement payments to plaintiffs from a deadly wildfire that hit northern California four years ago from member station K Q, E D lily Jamali reports. The move comes as PG knee prepares to file for bankruptcy protection. Lawyers representing survivors of two thousand fifteen Butte. Fire say PG missed one and a half million dollars in payments do last week. Investigators alternately blamed it on the utility attorney. Amanda riddle represents some of those victims and says millions more in payments, come due in the coming weeks as move is incredibly hypocritical. And it really is the personification of adding insult injury representatives for PG have said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection as early as Tuesday. They say that decision stems from mounting wildfire liabilities. Meanwhile, the utility is currently under investigation for a possible role in the campfire that two thousand eighteen blaze was the deadliest in state history. For NPR news. I'm lily dramatically in San Francisco, Houston, police officers were injured three of them critically in a drug raid that turned into a gun battle today. Houston police chief art avodados says it all happened very fast as police we're trying to serve a warrant in our Connex investigation. Immediately upon reaching the door.