Daniel Estrin, Kevin Path Wrath, Megan Jamerson discussed on Morning Edition

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K. VCR, says Newsome is a Democrat in his first term. There are two questions on the recall ballot. Whether to recall Democrat Gavin Newsom and who to replace him. With a majority of Californians vote to recall the office goes to the highest vote getter. That means very Blue California could elect a conservative governor. The field of 46 candidates includes right wing talk show host Larry Elder. Former San Diego mayor, Republican Kevin Faulconer and YouTube creator Kevin Path Wrath. Supporters of the recall, saying Newsom went too far with pandemic restrictions. Newsom is linking the election to national issues like voting rights and abortion. For NPR News. I'm Megan Jamerson in Los Angeles President Biden will be in Colorado today to promote his $3.5 trillion budget proposal and how it addresses climate change and clean energy. President is scheduled to visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver. Biden was in California yesterday, where he got to look at wildfire damage before campaigning for Newsome. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be testifying today to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Afghanistan and the Biden administration's handling of the U. S. Military's withdrawal will be the focus. Yesterday. In testimony to a House committee, Blinken defended the administration's response to the fall of the Afghan government and the State Department's effort to evacuate Americans and Afghans from the country. Some Republicans on the committee called on Blinken to resign. This is NPR news from Washington. The U. N says it raised $1.2 billion in pledges at yesterday's Afghanistan donors conference. The money will be used to help millions of Afghans with food and healthcare amid U. N warnings about the possibility of famine and an economic collapse with the Taliban now controlling the country. The U. S. Germany, Denmark and Norway are among the countries pledging millions of dollars. Apple is warning users about a security flaw affecting its iPhones, ipads laptops and watches. NPR's Daniel Estrin says an Israeli spyware company exploited that flaw. The tech research group Citizen Lab, says the Saudi activists. IPhone was infiltrated with spyware by Israeli company NSO Group. It says an exploit granted full access to the phone without the user clicking on any link. Apple has rolled out a security patch, the researchers are calling on Apple users to update their devices. And so has been under recent scrutiny. Investigative reporters found government sought its technology to potentially spy on human rights activists, journalists and heads of state and so would not comment on the Apple exploit, but told NPR it would quote continue to provide intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world with lifesaving technologies to fight terror and crime. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem It's been a mixed day for stock markets in Asia, Analysts say investors are waiting for the latest numbers on inflation in the U. S economy due out this morning. Wall Street is coming off gains for the Dow and the S and P 500 futures are up 49 points this morning. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American People and Ural and Pamela Mon, thanking the people who make public radio great every day and also those who listen. Giving you a deeper perspective on the news. This is morning edition on.

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