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Good morning. I'm Deborah Becker coming up this hour new documents about the condo building that collapsed near Miami. As the investigation into that tragedy continues, it will take time. Possibly a couple of years, but we will not stop until they have determined the likely cause of this tragedy. Also this hour of vote counting fiasco, casting doubt New York City's mayoral race Plus this secret behind ringing the Music and algebra forecast cloud showers today highs in the eighties. It's 801 Live from NPR news. I'm Nora Rahm, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, Alan Weiss. Loberg surrendered to authorities in New York this morning. Reporter alien, Merritt says it's expected he'll be charged with tax fraud. We do know that in recent months, prosecutors have been looking closely at whether or not taxes were paid. On non salary forms of compensation for Trump Organization employees. It's pretty common for companies to sometimes pay their employees with little extras. But at the Trump organization, it went beyond that the criminal charges against Y Silberg and the Trump organization. Are the first to emerge from an investigation into the trump real estate empire. Former president Trump himself is not expected to be charged. Miami Dade County mayor confirms 18 people are dead and 145 still missing after the partial collapse of a condo and Surfside, Florida. Documents acquired by NPR show concerns were growing about the building safety in the months before it collapsed. But as NPR's Brian Mann reports, no action was taken. NPR has reviewed Condo association documents that show increasing turmoil, including a mass resignation of board members in 2019, as the scale and cost of needed repairs grew. A memo sent by the kind of association ahead of a May 2021 board meeting described the desperate needs of the building. Meanwhile, government officials were inspecting the building is part of a required re certification process for older, tall buildings in the Miami Dade County area, but document showed no sense of urgency. Officials only required minor repairs and never ordered the buildings. Managers to speed up work on concrete beams and steel supports multiple investigations are now underway into the cause of the buildings Collapse. Brian Mann NPR news President Biden is to travel to Florida today to visit the site, he and the first lady or to meet with the families of those killed or missing, and to thank the first responders and the search and rescue crews. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's board of trustees voted to grant the star New York Times writer Nicole Hannah Jones tenure as a journalism professor. NPR's David Folkenflik reports. The board vote of 94 followed an intense national outcry over its refusal earlier this year to consider her tenure at all. Hannah Jones has won some of journalism's most prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for essay accompanying the 16 19 project. Opposition centered on that project on the ongoing legacy of slavery. The board vice chairman, Jean Davis hailed her after the vote, but said trustees had been unfairly insulted. Some black faculty members have said the way Hannah Jones had been treated made them reconsider how welcome they felt the university Hannah Jones had said she would not come to U. N C without tenure and might sue instead on Wednesday night, she thanked supporters but said she wanted to take time to determine her path. Forward David Folkenflik. NPR news. You're listening to NPR news. This is 90.9. W B. You are good morning. I'm Deborah Becker. The Boston School committee has voted to extend the contract for Superintendent Brenda Castle IUs by two years because Elliot's took over the school system in 2019 as W. B. U. S carry young reports the motion passed by a 4 to 1 vote. Committee members who voted in favor of the contract extension highlighted the need for continuity board member hard and Coleman argued it takes many years for a superintendent to overhaul a large school system. I am a huge proponent of the stability that this two year contract will bring to our system. We as a school committee are committed to this strategic vision implant committee members also explained the need to vote now member Michael O. Neill said Delaying the vote would be a breach of contract and trigger an automatic termination next June. Caselli as can still be fired before the contract expires, but would be owed one year severance. For 19.9 vur. I'm Carrie Young. Boston School Committee members are now considering how admission standards at Boston's three exam schools should permanently change a task force Overhauling those standards presented its recommendations to committee members last night. The proposed changes include having specific seats for the city's highest achieving students, as well as spots distributed in a ranking system that consider students socioeconomic backgrounds. The FBI has arrested two men in Massachusetts for their alleged roles in the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol. The FBI's Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force assisted in the arrest yesterday of 28 year Old Summerville resident Noah Bacon. He's facing charges including obstruction of justice. 25 year old former Seacocks resident chase. Kevin Allen was also arrested on charges including destruction of property. Meantime, the U. S House voted yesterday to create a select committee to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol. Congressman Seth Moulton says he supports their committee, he says So far Congress has not adequately investigated what actually happened that day. How much prior planning was there? What role did the Internet play? Why was the Capitol police so unprepared? Why are a lot of Capitol police officers today? Still seeking answers to their questions? Moulton says he would support a bipartisan makeup of the committee. State Health Data show. More than 4.2 Million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid 19 in Massachusetts, close to 100. New coronavirus infections were reported yesterday. That's the highest single day total in more than two weeks. The death of one person was also reported. Mental health resources for Boston Municipal courts are expanding thanks to a $4 million Federal grant. The Boston outpatient assisted treatment program is designed to close gaps in services for people with.