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New law. I'm eliminating that policy. A second order involves replacing the nation's system to process asylum cases. Ah, third calls for a review of the legal immigration system. Including the public charge rule that made it harder for immigrants to get permanent residents or green cards if they were likely to require public benefits. Franco or Dona as NPR news was in a bind, joined Senate Democrats for virtual lunch today to further outline details of his proposed $1.9 trillion corner virus relief measure. President, joined by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who along with the White House has said the concern is not providing too much shade to the coronavirus ravaged economy, but rather too little. Both Biden and yellowing of also urged lawmakers take bold actions to address the pandemic and the virus. Senate Democrats then use their slim majority to vote 50 to 49 to move ahead with or without Republican votes by met with GOP senators yesterday discussed there slim down $618 billion proposal, saying he is unwilling to settle on too small of an aid package. Abide. Administration is releasing more than a billion dollars installed disaster aid for Puerto Rico. NPR's Adrian Florido reports as part of an effort to ease restrictions the Trump administration had put on funding for the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria. $1.3 billion will pay for projects to strengthen Puerto Rico's infrastructure against future natural disasters. The money was approved two years ago is part of a $20 billion package for the U. S territory from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But the Trump administration set strict rules before the island could get that money stricter than for states like Texas and Florida. Recovering from similar disasters. Officials said they were concerned about corruption and inefficient spending. But many on the island believe racism was a factor. The Biden administration said its decision to release the money is part of the new president's commitment to equity in government. Adrian Florido NPR News The second full flight test of Space axis Starship Rocket is ended pretty much like the first one with another fiery crash. On. Most company launched the prototype rocket from the company's facility in southeastern taxes flew to a height of more than six miles, but it never strayed doubt upon returning to earth and slammed into the ground. Space X is developing starship for a future mission to Mars. On Wall Street. The Dow was up strongly. This is NPR man. This is KCRW and Larry Parole. Here's what's happening at 604. It is increasingly looking like the rest of this school year will be spent online for students in Los Angeles and many other parts of the state. That's prompted some education officials. Look into making the school year longer as KCRW sterile SATs been reports, not everyone thinks that's such a good idea. Several Ellie's school board members have joined other education officials around California in signaling support for more time in the digital classroom. Supporters say the extra time is needed to help close gaps created by distance learning. Ella USD Superintendent Austin Buechner went even further this week, suggesting the district could hold a mandatory summer session. Some education experts say students and teachers are already exhausted by a difficulty year of distance learning, they warn, adding more time runs the risk of ignoring mental health needs. The L U. S. T is also among the district that will consider extending the 2021 2 22 school year when students will hopefully be back in the classroom. State schools chief Tony Thurman kicked off a global contest today for the best plan to expand high speed Internet access to all Californians. We can now offer a million dollar cash prize to support this innovation competition. The money comes from philanthropist Gary Michaelson, General Motors and biotech firm Genentech. There will be judges who will have the opportunity to review proposals as they come in, and we think that this could really lead to the next big thing In closing the digital divide, Thurman says. The lack of equitable access to computers and connectivity disproportionately affects low income students and students of color, he says almost 1/5. California students still can't participate in distance learning and a Beverly Hills salon owner who could be seen in video footage encouraging writers rioters to storm the U. S. Capitol. January 6th. Has been indicted. Gina Bisignano could go to prison for decades if she's convicted of the seven counts against her and the indictment. The grand jury says Busan, Jano not only impeded the official proceedings of Congress but aided and abetted others. The jury accuses her of obstructing an official proceeding, civil disorder and destruction of property, among other crimes. Support for NPR comes in the Walton Family Foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems to improve lives today and benefit future generations. More information at Walton family foundation dot or right now, 64.

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