President Trump, Sudan, NPR discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday

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Returns. We're supposed to be behind just big, right? That way behind for years wave is going to be much bigger. But with 10 days to go before Election Day, President Trump is trailing in most national polls. And each side is working hard to turn out supporters Franco or Dona as NPR news on days left until the election day Corona virus infections in the U. S air surging, according to Johns Hopkins University has reported more than 83,000 new infections yesterday, a daily record. Democrat Joe Biden has been attacking the president over his handling of the pandemic over 19 dwarfs anything we've faced in recent history. Isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Speaking from Wilmington in his home state of Delaware, Biden pledged to work with Congress to get a new economic relief package enacted by the end of January. He is to campaign in Pennsylvania today. President Trump says that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, becoming the third Arab state to do so in recent months. US. Meantime, taking Sudan off a terrorism list as NPR's Michelle Cullman reports President Trump was surrounded by his aides and had the leaders of Sudan and Israel on speakerphone as he announced the deal. Today's peace agreement will enhance Israel security and incidents long isolation. From the world because of what was taking place. He's notified Congress that he's taking Sudan off the list of state sponsors of terrorism. For its part, Sudan, which once housed Osama bin Laden put aside $335 million to compensate some of the victims of the 1998 U. S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Trump is predicting that five more Arab states will soon normalized ties with Israel. Michelle Kelemen NPR News around is denouncing the Trump Administration broker deal between Sudan and Israel. Iran's Foreign Ministry Saying today the agreement to normalize relations it's phony and secured by ransom. New clashes are being reported today between us or by John and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh. A day after talks in Washington aimed at halting the fighting, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately with foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia to Russian brokered cease fires collapsed. This is NPR. Dry winds this weekend in California could prompt intentional blackouts in an effort to prevent wildfires. The state's largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric says more than a million people in 38 counties could be affected most in the San Francisco Bay area, PG and E. Says. Safety blackouts could begin as early as tomorrow morning. A NASA spacecraft that collected rocks from an asteroid this week picked up a lot of material. In fact, it's scooped up so much, there's an unexpected problem. NPR's Nell Greenfield. VOICE reports. When researchers used a camera on the Cyrus Rex spacecraft to look at it sample collection device they saw that it seems to be holding hundreds of grams of asteroid material. But some of it is escaping a mile are flap isn't closing right because rocks are jammed in there. Dante Lauretta is the mission's principal investigator, He says they think they're losing only a small fraction of the material. But it's more than I'm comfortable with. You know, I was pretty concerned when I saw these images coming in. To prevent further loss. The team is making preparations to stow the collecting device in its return capsule as soon as possible. The capsule will return to Earth in 2023, Nell Greenfield, Boyce NPR News in Washington state scientists are planning to wipe out a nest of so called murder Hornets today. The nest is the first to be discovered in the United States workers with the state Agriculture Department's been weeks finding in the Asian giant hornets or a big threat to honeybees..

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