East Palestine, Matthew Stokes, Alan Shaw discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Concerns. Officials say the clinic here in east Palestine was fully booked up, but several residents told us they won't bother making an appointment because they don't think they'll receive real help. Matthew stokes works near the accident site. Where's the mobile unit that they said was going to be here? There's not even a doctor on the side. Alan Shaw is the president and CEO of Norfolk Southern. He joined the PBS NewsHour earlier tonight. He says the company remains committed to helping the people of east Palestinian. Yeah, there's been hundreds of tests, and there have been thousands of data points. And they've all come back with the same result that says the air and the water are clean. And we're setting up long-term monitoring. And we intend to be here for the long haul and continue to support this community. Meantime, treasury secretary, not treasury. I'm sorry, transportation. Secretary Pete Buttigieg wants the nation's freight railroads to immediately act to improve safety. Well, the child welfare system rarely offers parents the same rights as the criminal justice system that's finding coming from a recent investigation by ProPublica. Government workers frequently accuse parents of wrongdoing and they have the ability to enter the home and search and interrogate anything found in the investigation can then be used against the parents in court. Eli, hey Gerry is the ProPublica reporter who dug into this story. He says, families stuck in the system often lack the needed legal support. In terms of the rights that these low income families are afforded, if there is a court case against them, some of it starts at law schools. I mean, this issue is not taught at law schools the way that criminal law and corporate law are taught and so you don't have a lot of lawyers coming out of law school wanting to defend parents who are accused of these types of things. There's also a real stigma around it. ProPublica reported that mostly low income families are the ones caught up in this system. The Taliban returned to power after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, Arlington's signature theater explores the consequences in selling Kabul. This is a suspense thriller that's going to put a magnifying glass on a very real and heartbreaking situation. Alice does the reef plays the sister of an Afghan translator hiding from the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan, waiting for a Visa to come to America in 2013. They were all hoping for a better ending. I don't think anyone expected how quickly and how drastically it all went downhill. The role is special for his reef in Afghan native born in Kabul. When I saw that selling cobalt was being done in Virginia, I just had to be a part of it because we're D.C. where there's a lot of policies being made that can have a very real impact on a lot of new Afghan arrivals. Jason Riley, W two B news. The caps did a

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