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FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly, the FBI says two agents who were shot and killed in South Florida yesterday. We're working a child pornography case at the time. Two were killed at an apartment in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Three other agents were wounded. The FBI says a suspect opened fire on agents Daniel Alphen and Laura Schwarzenberger as they attempted to serve a warrant. The suspect was also killed. In Georgia to Atlanta police officers fired for using excessive force are getting their jobs back Lily Oppenheimer with member station W. Abe says the officers were fired during protests in the city last summer. Atlanta Civil Service Board revoked the dismissals of Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner, saying the city did not follow personnel regulations. Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms and then police chief Erica Shields fired the officers after police body cameras showed them dragging two local college students from their car and then tasing them. Both were rising seniors at historically black colleges. Shields, who stepped down as police chief less than a month later told the board extraordinary circumstances resulted in her decision to fire the pair. Officers could still face an internal investigation and criminal charges. Streeter and Gardner will remain on administrative leave until those charges are resolved. This is NPR news from Washington. This is w N. Y. C in New York at 6 32. Good morning. I'm David first. Mostly cloudy today with a high of 36 New York City is now reporting 13 cases of the UK Corona virus variant, which spreads 50% faster than the original strain. Double the one my sees it. See contact Pan reports. Health Commissioner Dr Dave Choksi says these cases were spotted thanks to a push for more genetic sequencing. Ah, higher level of viral testing. Since the start of the year, the city has sequenced about 1500 covert cases and more surveillance is on the way. We are significantly ramping up that capacity over the coming weeks, so that we have On additional lens into how the very answer evolving in New York City City officials say they assume the variants from Brazil in South Africa are also already here, even though they haven't been detected yet. Early results suggest some covert 19 vaccines can neutralize the variance, but that could change. But the virus keeps surging, which offers more chances to evolve. Activists and elected officials were suggesting ways that New York City can improve vaccine equity. Mark Levin chairs the City Council's Health committee. He says the city should be going to elderly or disabled New Yorkers who can't get to a clinic. Must include door to door. Ordered or scheduling, but also door to door delivery of the vaccine. Data released this weekend show that even though people of color have been hardest hit by the pandemic, White New Yorkers have been vaccinated at three times the rate of black and Latino residents. That's the sound of music coming from an empty storefront on.

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