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To more than half a million of its customers with the vast majority of New Orleans expected to have power back tomorrow. Stephen Bashar ha from member station, WBGO reports. Hundreds of thousands along the Gulf Coast, though, could without power for much of the month. Most people in New Orleans have their lights back on, but some neighborhoods like Venetian Isles will have to wait longer because of how badly they were damaged. Crews are having to use cranes to lift down polls over homes along the Gulf Coast damages. Even worse, some people may have to wait until October to get power restored about 30,000 power poles have been knocked out across the state, more than the number damaged by hurricanes Delta Zeta and Katrina combined. Energy says customers should not expect the price are paying for electricity would go up. But months from now, Louisiana residents could see steeper power bills when regulators factor in the cost of restoring the grid. For NPR News. I'm Stephen Bass. Aha. The Taliban have formed an interim government in Afghanistan, as NPR's Jackie Northam explains. Among the senior leaders are battle hardened fighters who are core members of the organization. Afghanistan's interim government is made up of the Taliban's old guard. The new leader is Mullah Mohammad Hassan, a kung. He's considered a hardliner from Kandahar and is headed the Taliban's leadership Council for 20 years. The deputy prime minister is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who heads up the Taliban's political office and was widely expected to become leader. There was no mention about the group's spiritual leader. Nor was there any indication that the new Afghan government would be inclusive involving other political parties and players as the Taliban had hinted, and there was no mention of a woman holding a ministerial role. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD Some technical glitches appear to be causing problems. All Salvador says it is the first country to formally adopt Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is legal tender in its first few hours of adoption, even the country's president admitted problems with the initial rollout. On Wall Street. The Dow was down 269 points. This is NPR. 73 degrees at 504. I'm Alba Lara with WBZ news. The union representing 12,000 rank and file. Chicago police officers is one step closer to getting a new labor contract with the city. WB's Claudia Morel reports. Older men on the City Council's Workforce Committee unanimously approved the new labor deal today. It now advances to the full City council, scheduled to meet next week. They year agreement is the longest contract in city history. That's because he existing one expired four years ago. Alderman Raymond Lopez called it a win when this is the best deal possible for the Union for the city to move forward and to give us labor peace for both US and our police department. The agreement includes retroactive pay raises and new reforms aimed at holding bad cops more accountable. Claudia Morel. W B easy news. Chicago's average daily number of Covid 19 cases is flattening. Despite the Delta variant, the city is averaging 486 cases a day. That's up slightly compared to 483 cases a day last week. City's public health commissioner says she is most concerned for those who are unvaccinated as they face a greater risk of hospitalization and death. Should they become infected. Illinois House will be back in session this week, and members will likely consider a.

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