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For America. Everything we care about. Our economy. Our health. Our Children. Kind of country we live in. It's all on the line. Paris, The first woman of color on a national ticket says racism needs to be rooted out, calling for a John Lewis Voting Rights Act, referring to the congressman and civil rights leader who recently died. Listen, Your Postal official says the agency won't prioritize mail in ballots for delivery unless states pay for first class postage has been paved from member station VPN reports that comes amid concerns over recent changes at the Postal Service. In the past, voting rights groups say the Postal Service moved mountains to make sure Bao it's got delivered. But at a round table hosted by Senator Mark Warner. USPS is head of Election Mail said ballots would not be prioritized unless they were first class Mail. Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, said it sounded like the Postal Service was trying to quote cut the books. USPS maintains that its policies on ballots haven't changed. The agency's new postmaster has been under fire for promoting cost cutting measures and a sudden reorganization. Democrats say those changes will delay key male ranging from ballots to medicine. For NPR news. I'm Ben Pave your enrichment. Another high school near Atlanta will stop in person learning due to possible exposure to the Corona virus from member station W. E. The Martha Dalton reports. It's the second Cherokee County High School to close in his many days. The district announced it will close Woodstock High School due to 14 confirmed cases of cove in 19 and 15 pending tests. Almost 300 staff and students at the school are quarantined. Ottawa High School was shut down for a similar outbreak. A picture of unmasked Fedewa students standing shoulder to shoulder went viral. Last week. Both schools will shift to remote classes while the district clean school buildings, officials say they expect more quarantines and more school closures as they navigate the pandemic. Officials hope to resume in person classes at both high school's August 31st for NPR News. I'm Martha Dalton in Atlanta. Wall Street was hired by the closing Bell. The Dow up 289 points just over 1% at 27,976. NASDAQ up 2.1% gaining 229 points at 11,012 and the S and P 546 points. That's a gain of 1.4%. This's NPR Authorities are investigating the shooting of a U. S. Air Force helicopter on a training mission in Virginia. This week. D'you, aged one and Huey Chopper made an emergency landing at a regional airport in Manassas, Virginia, just west of Washington. One crew member was injured. FBI and military investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was intentional. Greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and last July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. That's according to the latest state of the climate. Report. NPR's Rebecca Hirscher reports. The annual state of the climb report is put together by scientists, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This year's report finds that 2019 was one of the three hottest years ever recorded on Earth.

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