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Collapsed and Surfside, Florida the official death toll stands at 18 with 145 people still missing NPR's Windsor Johnston reports President Biden and the first lady will visit the site today. President Biden and his wife, Jill, are expected to meet with first responders who have been working around the clock searching for survivors. Will also meet with families of the victims. The White House has pledged to make sure that state and local officials have the resources and support they need under the emergency declaration approved by the president. Biden is also expected to review recommendations from a federal safety panel as he directs the federal government's investigation into what caused the collapse. The administration says Biden would use the board's findings to determine how residential towers and infrastructure can be better fortified against catastrophic failure. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington An announcement is expected from New York today that criminal charges of tax fraud have been filed against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiss, Alberg. Former president Trump himself is not expected to be charged. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court yesterday overturned the conviction of actor Bill Cosby. Who had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in 2000 and four dozens of other women say Cosby assaulted them, but he couldn't be prosecuted. Because of the statue of limitations. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports. They're stunned and disappointed to a lot of them. It's hard to understand how, after all of these women have come forward after a jury found Cosby guilty that he could still be released on a technical on a legal technicality. They're also concerned about what the news will do to victims of sexual assault. NPR's Elizabeth Blair, a new era in college sports begins today. Athletes now are able to make money off the use of their name, image and likeness. Several state laws allowing compensation go into effect. NPR's Tom Goldman reports. It's being called the watershed moment in college sports. Some say it's similar to when title nine took effect guaranteeing athletic opportunities for girls and women. With its new plan, the suspended amateurism rules pertaining to name image and likeness, but only after it was pressured to act by court decisions and state laws. Athletes today can start making money from things like endorsement deals and social media content. There is still much to work out, making sure athletes comply with regulations preventing pay for play also the reported 12% of division one athletes who were international students. Face potential legal issues with the student visa program that prevents them from earning a sizeable income while they're in the U. S. Tom Goldman NPR NEWS This is NPR. The House voted yesterday to establish a special committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. The vote was largely along party lines. Only two Republicans approved the measure. The House earlier approved, establishing an independent commission to investigate similar to the one set up to look into the September 11th attacks. That approach was blocked by Republicans in the Senate. Researchers studying an experimental drug called Zahran alone report that is successfully treated symptoms of postpartum depression in a late stage clinical trial. NPR's re to Chatterjee reports, Researchers of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research recruited 150 women with postpartum depression, Half the participants received a placebo and the other half a daily pill of 30 MG of Saran alone for two weeks. By the end of the two weeks, nearly half were in remission, and they stayed symptom free. A month later, Dr Jennifer Payne heads the women's Mood disorder center at Johns Hopkins, but wasn't involved in the new study. She says the drug could be a game changer. It is delivering results quickly and not committing patients to having to be on medication forever. The new findings are published in JAMA Psychiatry research Strategy. NPR news. At least 16 people were injured when confiscated. Fireworks exploded in Los Angeles last night. Police had collected more than £5000 of explosives. Some were being stored in a bomb squad trailer for disposal when they exploded. I'm Nora Rahm NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include We Work We Work. All Access membership is designed to provide the flexibility to avoid work from home distractions by offering access to workspaces nationwide. Learn more and we work dot com slash NPR. Mostly cloudy today at the coast with morning fog and drizzle gradual clearing along the Bay Sunny inland today highs mid sixties at the coast seventy's along the bay Low to mid eighties inland. Sacramento is looking at sunny skies not quite so hard to high of 91 degrees there today. Former President Donald Trump CFO Alan Wheel. Berg is expected to be criminally charged in Manhattan today, the district attorney and attorney general for New York Have been conducting a sweeping investigation into the former president's business dealings. We'll have more on that coming up next on morning edition, and then later this morning on KQED News of story about a man Who lost two important people in his life to to.

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