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It's from getting the shots. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Noel King. We examine which parents are hesitant and wide on StoryCorps, a foster mom and her foster daughter. Talk about how they met in Colombia protest against the government's attempt to reform the tax system are widening. Colombians are demanding something be done to address poverty and inequality. It is Friday, May 7th the Colombian singer J. Baldwin is 36. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Voting rights groups have filed a pair of lawsuits challenging Florida's new election law. NPR's Greg Allen reports. The organization's claimed the legislation will result in illegal discrimination against voters of color. Republican lawmakers in Florida toned down there bill when they saw the backlash that emerged after Georgia adopted new voting restrictions. Most significantly, Florida's law makes changes to voting by mail. Voters will need to provide a valid I D or so security number to get a male ballad drop boxes will only be available at early voting sites during working hours. State Senator Chevron, Jones says those and other provisions target minority voters. Let's be clear. This is Jim Crow two point Oh, Oh, and I made it clear that we've seen this before. We've seen it across this country in the South Jones's Republicans are trying to rein in mail voting after an election in Florida, in which Democrats cast nearly 700,000 more mail ballots than the GOP. Greg Allen. NPR NEWS Miami, The Republican led Legislature in Texas is pushing ahead with a bill that would impose a syriza of new restrictions on voting. The measure would bar election officials from sending voters unsolicited mail in ballot applications and give partisan poll watchers more access to voting sites. The legislation is pending approval and both the state House and Senate the Federal Election Commission has voted to drop an investigation into whether former President Donald Trump broke the law when his attorney made hush money payments to an adult film star ahead of the 2016 election. MPR's Amy held reports. The decision was made over the winter but was just announced this week. At issue $130,000. Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paid to stormy Daniels. Two weeks before the election. Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and went to prison. He says he was acting at the direction of the former president. Trump says it was a private transaction. The to FCC Democrats who voted to pursue the probe into Trump say it defies reality to argue the money was not campaign related. The two Republican commissioners who voted to drop the case say it was statute of limitations in peril. Cohen had already been punished for it, and it was not a good use of agency resource is Statement. Cohen says Trump should have been found guilty like him. Amy held. NPR News. India continues to report record numbers of new Corona virus infections such meet a contact reports the country has confirmed more than 415,000 cases within the past 24 hours. Public health experts say the official caseload and death toll Are both West under guns. Hospitals are severely overloaded, and many Indians are dying without getting kid. The virus is also surging in neighboring the ball, which has an even more fragile health care system than India. Such made a product reporting. This is NPR. The latest jobs report is due out this morning. The U. S. Labor Department will release employment numbers for the month of April. Economists are predicting a month of robust hiring, The nation's unemployment rate is expected to dip below 6%. States in the Western U. S. Are bracing for what's expected to be another intense season of wildfires as NPR's Erik Wester about reports a worsening drought in California, has officials worried. After anemic winter rain and snowfall, reservoirs and river flows are down significantly in California as the state experiences its driest water year in more than four decades. This year looks like another year that has some really ugly potential. U C L A climate scientist Daniel Swain says wildfire fuels in some parts of the West are at or near record levels of dryness. And forecasters expect warmer than normal temperatures again this summer. Of all the aspects that air predictable about fire season in the West. They all look pretty ominous for 2021. That's the result of drier, hotter weather due to a warming climate combined with a century plus of.

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