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And I'm Ari Shapiro. This hour as wildfires. Burn in California. We'll hear from a business owner in evacuation zone by lookout mountain. I mean, it's completely three hundred sixty degrees charge nothing. Also, former first lady Michelle Obama reflects on her life in place in American history. I am making my Mark in hopes that my grandchildren will experience something better than I did a documentary about the thousands of people helping companies like Google and Facebook, remove toxic content from their sites so stories after these news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A new report from a Washington think tank says North Korea continues to operate more than a dozen missile basis, even as President Trump of ending pain Yong's nuclear threat, NPR's Scott Horsely reports the basis are widely scattered throughout North Korea and effort to avoid easy destruction. Researchers identified the missile basis for a combination of satellite, imagery, and interviews with intelligence experts in North Korean defectors North Korea has not publicly acknowledged any of the basis. Lisa collins. So the center for strategic and international. Studies says that would be a first step towards actually dismantling the regime's nuclear and ballistic weapons program way, just putting a spotlight on those different bases and showing the world that there's more to the North Korean missile program. Then maybe publicly known President Trump has promised to hold a second meeting soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong own the last week the north. Koreans cancelled a preparatory meeting with the secretary of state, Scott Horsely NPR news Washington after a vote count that dragged on for nearly a week. The democrat is the projected winner in the Senate race to fill the seat vacated by Jeff flake, forty two year old cinema beating out fifty two year old Republican Martha mcsally cinema. A three term congresswoman faced a stiff challenge from accelerator. Former air force pilot embraced President Trump after opposing him during the two thousand sixteen election mic Sally, had labelled anywhere protests by cinema fifteen years ago, treason contest, drew more than ninety million in spending much with by outside groups as California's suffers through a catastrophic series of wildfire. Scientists say both climate change and force management are partly to blame. Here's NPR's. Christopher Joyce climate change has driven up temperatures around the planet in California that's contributed to record droughts. Hot dry air sucks moisture out of vegetation and leads to more fire fire. Scientists Jennifer ball. At the university of Colorado says it's getting worse in the American west. But the trend has been is that we've seen the number of large fires increased fivefold since the nineteen seventies forest managers have made matters worse by suppressing even small fires over the past century. That's led to overgrown forests that are full of ready to burn trees experts say thinning out those fire prone. Forests by cutting or burning some trees is difficult and expensive Christopher Joyce NPR. News highlights with discount carrier frontier. Could be close to reaching a new contract. After two years of discussions union, representing pilots for the Denver based airline announcing today, the two sides of reaching agreement in principle on a deal that would include improvements to pay work roles and benefits the airline Pilots Association says terms to must be reviewed by frontiers. Union executive council abroad selloff in the tech sector sent large swaths of the financial markets lower than that affected. Stocks broadly. The Dow was down six hundred and two points today. You're listening to. NPR from news. I'm Tiffany Cam. High the Republican member of congress who represents the area burned by the campfire does not think President Trump's comments blaming California for its large wildfires will mean he withholds funding for the disaster cake lily Demolli reports from Chico President Trump tweeted incorrectly that the wildfires in California were caused by what he calls the gross mismanagement of the forest and he threatened to withhold federal funding. The president has also lashed out against California's democratic leaders GOP. Congressman Douglas alpha says despite the rocky relationship he has no doubt the region will get the federal funding it needs to rebuild for this disaster. He's actually reproved every order every request that California's made for disaster relief at each stage. The federal government owns and manages close to sixty percent of California's forests the state owns three percent. I'm lily dramatic, KiKi weedy news more than. Seventy eight hundred firefighters are deployed at three major wildfires in California state fire and rescue chief with the governor's office of emergency services. Kim Zegarra says resources are stretched thin that's in part because some federal agencies that you seasonal firefighters have laid them off already since the normal fire season would be over by now. So why we do have federal assets were very gracious reform. We have a lot more. A state and local resources that are currently on the line..

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