Aired On Tuesday, May 18, 1 AM, On KQED Radio.

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Water. They have problems with electricity. They don't have supplies in most of the cases to attend to this patient's and 80, and he spends off Warner Media. What will it mean for viewers? Now? The news Life from NPR News. I'm Janine Herbst as the violence between Israel and Hamas continues. President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in a phone call that he supports a ceasefire. Biden had been reluctant to do that, but a sense changed his mind. His casualties mount in the violent shows no signs of easing. NPR's Mara Liasson has more On one level. The White House is signaling to the public that the U. S has Limited leverage if the two parties don't want to negotiate a cease fire. It's not gonna happen even if the United States calls for it, But it's interesting. This call for a cease fire from the president comes after Ah lot of Israel's supporters in Washington had already done so. A majority of Senate Democrats have called for a cease fire bipartisan group put out a statement. And today we heard from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who was a staunch defender of Israel that it was time for a cease fire. So the president has now caught up with where the majority of his party is. NPR's Mara Liasson reporting the US plans to send at least 80 million doses of covert vaccines in the coming weeks to help fight the pandemic abroad. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports. In addition to previously announced disbursements of AstraZeneca, US will also release doses of Fizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. President Biden says Despite the progress the U. S is making domestically against Cove in and in getting people vaccinated. The country will never be safe. If the pandemic continues to rage, internationally, rampant disease and death in other countries can destabilize them those countries and pose a risk to us as well. Variants could also emerge that might undermine our current vaccines. Biden says the United States will be donating its entire stockpile of AstraZeneca abroad. AstraZeneca is not yet authorized for use domestically, while China and Russia have been donating doses in many parts of the world, Biden says he wants the U. S to lead a coalition of democracies to ramp up efforts to end the global pandemic. Jason Beaubien. NPR NEWS, a close associate of the embattled Republican Florida congressman met Gates pleaded guilty today to six felony charges, including sex trafficking of a child. Any green of member station W. M. Effie reports Joel Greenberg could face a lighter sentence as he cooperates with a federal investigation into Gates. Greenberg entered the federal courtroom wearing handcuffs in a dark jail jumpsuit. When magistrate asked whether he was pleading guilty because he was guilty, he answered, I am Gates. His name never came up. During the hearing. Afterward, Greenberg's attorney friend, Scheller avoided reporters questions about how his client's plea agreement might affect Gates. I.

Coming up next