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Schools and workplaces can take the stem the spread of the virus with an estimated 80 million Americans still not vaccinated. President Biden is planning withdraw his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. As NPR's Ryan Lucas explains David Chipman, his face pushback from gun rights groups as well as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. President Biden nominated David Chipman this spring to lead the CF, which is the main federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation's gun laws. Gun control advocacy groups lauded the pick pointing to chip means nearly 25 year career as an ATF agent and his later work as a prominent gun control advocate. But gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association fiercely opposed Shipman's nomination and tried to paint him as a radical. Shipments past the confirmation in an evenly divided Senate was exceedingly narrow, particularly after Republican senators came out united against him. That meant Chipman needed every Democratic senators vote to get confirmed, and ultimately, he was unable to convince a few Democrats that he's the right man for the job. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington The number of people filing first time jobless claims took a dip last week falling to 310,000. That's a pandemic low, and it's just the latest sign that a spike up and covid cases in some parts of the country has not yet led to widespread layoffs. Stocks lost ground on Wall Street. Today, the Dow dropped 151 points to 34,000 and 79. The NASDAQ was down 38 points. You're listening to NPR. The nation's airlines will work to reduce some missions by 20% by 2030. That's as they face pressure to lower their carbon footprint there. Also promising to use more sustainable aviation fuel. The Bush is part of President Biden's target of making the U. S. Net carbon neutral by 2050. The White House announcement comes as the U. S and Europe are trying to boost production of sustainable fuels, which are made from feedstocks, such as used cooking oil or animal fat. And are currently only made in small amounts. They can be 2 to 5 times more expensive than standard jet fuel. The Toronto International Film Festival has kicked off in his Dan Carpenter Chuck reports, There is some return to normalcy despite 1/4 wave of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, there are more in person screenings as most theatres reopened across Ontario with capacity limits of up to 1000 people. Fans are asked to wear masks and show proof of full vaccination or a negative covid tests before entering one of the venues. There will also be drive ins, outdoor screenings and digital events, and the festival will also offer digital screenings for the public to rent and view online. The number of red carpet events will be fewer, but some celebrities are expected, including Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Sigourney Weaver. Fans, however, are being encouraged to not flocked to the downtown for celebrity spotting because of Covid 19 for NPR News. I'm Dan Carpenter Chuck in Toronto Crude oil futures prices dropped 1.7% today that was a maid word. China plans to release state oil reserves to reduce pressure on its domestic refineries. Smaller than expected drawdown in U. S. Crude oil stockpiles also helped push prices lower in New York. I'm Jack Spera NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson.