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That Marine described as a classic search for identity story it involves a loose is racial identity. First news. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. The nation's capital remains on high alert amid potential threats of violence ahead of the inauguration. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports securities of unprecedented levels from the deadly insurrection of the U. S capitol by pro Trump loyalist nearly two weeks ago. Federal authorities continue to tighten security in and around the nation's capital, expanding road closures and restricting traffic in the downtown area. The FBI continues to vet members of the National Guard amid fears of potential violence ahead of the inauguration. Up to 25,000 troops are expected to be stationed throughout the city, including the areas around the U. S Capitol building by Wednesday. NPR's Windsor Johnston, FBI officials now say there hunting for a woman who they believe may have taken a laptop from the office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the siege of the capital, the FBI an arrest warrant charging the woman identified his Riley June Williams with illegally entering the U. S capitol and disorderly conduct. FBI officials said. Collar claiming to be a former romantic partner of Williams said friends showed him a video for taking the laptop drive from Pelosi's. Learned his premier says he is deeply concerned by reports that President Biden plans to block the Keystone XL pipeline. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. Premier Jason Kinney says the Canadian province may pursue legal action. Alberta government invested a billion and a half dollars in the pipeline last year and agreed to six billion in loan guarantees this year. The pipeline is important to the province because it would transport oil sands crude down to the Gulf Coast. Where could be sold on the world market for higher prices, But that crude has a bigger carbon footprint than just about any other kind of oil. It requires more processing. Joe Biden will enter office with an ambitious climate plan, and he's vowed to block the pipeline. Premier Kenny says in a statement that Alberta will quote use all legal avenues available to protect its interest in the project. Jeff Brady. NPR NEWS president, Trump has issued an executive order move ahead with plans to establish National Guard of American heroes. Here's NPR's Barbra's front president. Trump's Order builds on another executive order he signed in July. Laying out a vision for a garden to depict quote historically significant Americans with the target date for public access of 2026. It does not list a location for the park. His vision includes memorialize Ng 244 Americans as statues in the garden. The list is wide ranging. It features politicians, musicians, artists, astronauts, movie stars, philosophers, athletes and other historical figures. It includes Walt Disney, Whitney Houston, Frederick Douglass, Ronald Reagan and Christopher Columbus. But with less than two days left in Trump's terms, it's highly unlikely the garden will be realized by him or by President elect Biden, Barbara's friend. NPR NEWS. This is NPR. Live from KQED News. I'm Kate Wolf. California Laboratories are finding more cases of a variant strain of the Corona virus, which has been linked to several large outbreaks in Santa Clara County. It's not known yet whether this strain is more contagious, as is the case with another Corona virus mutation originally associated with the UK Contra Costa Health Office, County health officer Dr Chris Phone, Itano says the possibility of a more contagious form of covert in 18 makes it even more important to speed up vaccination. We're at the point now where we are moving every dose that were allocated Quickly into people's arms and two partners. You're then administering them, and in fact, we're asking the state for more vaccine because we have the capacity to deal with more vaccine. Vaccine supply. There's the limiting factor until more people can be vaccinated. The State Health Department says Californians must be vigilant about wearing masks and avoiding contact with people outside their immediate household. California hit a grim milestone over the weekend over 300 health care workers in the state have died from Cove in 19. Jean Ross is the president of national nurses United She says many of the same issues at the start of the pandemic still plague nurses today like a shortage of n 95 masks and other personal protective equipment. We are used to working with illness, even a novel virus like this one that's causing a band, Debbie. We know what we need to do, but we don't need to be fighting every shift every day for what we need in order to do our job. Ross hopes the incoming Biden administration will command a strong federal response to the pandemic and direct more resource is to healthcare workers, You know, blend I'm Kate Wolf KQED news. Support for NPR comes from the language foundation supporting justice, Equity and Opportunity for all people to foster and sustained safe and healthy communities Learn more at Lang laughed dot or g'kar. And by.

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