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Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi Singh Puerto Rico's official death toll from hurricane Maria is no, longer in the dozens. It's in the thousands two thousand nine hundred seventy five people estimated to have lost their lives in the six months since the category four hurricane level. Much of the US territory. And left millions of Americans without power clean water. Or food the Puerto Rican government commission independent researchers from George Washington University to. Estimate the death toll the numbers twenty two percent higher than the number of deaths Puerto Rico would have expected the same six-month period had there not been hurricane she ws Dr Lingle Goldman says, the elderly and, the poorest were most address we feel very strongly than. A lesson from this is that efforts for, assistance in recovery me to focus as much as possible on lower income. Areas on, people who are who are older people Who are. More vulnerable even though it's been nearly a year since hurricane Maria struck the islands still in. Recovery mode and this year's Atlantic. Hurricane season does, not officially, end until November Defense Secretary. Jim Mattis says the US will continue. To help Saudi Arabia, and its fight against Hootie rebels in Yemen and worked to reduce civilian casualties this after UN report accused the Saudis the United Arab Emirates and the Yemeni government of war-crimes here's NPR's Tom Bowman, is not directly involved. In the three and a half year fight in Yemen it provides Saudis intelligence in refueling aircraft after a recent Saudi airstrike hit a bus and killed. Dozens Mattis said the Pentagon. Dispatched a senior officer to voice concern are conduct. Their Detriot to keep the human cost of innocence being killed accidentally to the. Absolute minimum Madison the Saudis have a right to defend themselves for missiles being fired by Hootie rebels and he said the yours is working with the UN to negotiate an end to the conflict Tom Bowman NPR news Washington, a federal court has ruling that North Carolina needs new. Congressional voting. Maps for this November's election from member station of a UNC rusty Jacobs reports the ruling. Comes after the US supreme court sent the case back to the lower court for review the. Three judge panel led by an Obama appointee reaffirmed an earlier decision that most of the state's congressional districts were gerrymandered with extreme partisanship by North Carolina's Republican controlled general assembly. Andrew Cheng teaches law at the university of North Carolina Chapel Hill the Republicans on. The drafting committee were very open one might even say breezing in in their expressing intent to As many. Republican members city congressional delegation as, possible the parties have until Friday to file arguments on whether the legislature should redraw the maps for NPR news I'm rusty, Jacobs in Chapel Hill North Carolina before the close the Dow is up fourteen points this. Is NPR, news, and you're listening to WNYC in New.