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"The US. Senator Pat Roberts says he will not seek reelection. When his term expires in two thousand twenty as NPR's miles parks reports Roberts will retire as the longest ever serving member of congress from Kansas. Republican Pat Roberts is the only member of congress have chaired both the house and Senate Agriculture Committee's he helped shepherd eight different farm bill's passage over the past four decades, including one last month Roberts has been generally known as bipartisan sender, but he came under criticism from Democrats in the mid two thousands when he chaired the Senate intelligence committee as US invaded Iraq Democrats will likely see the seat as a potential opportunity in twenty twenty as Kansas just elected a democratic governor in the midterms. The state has an elected a democratic Senator, however since nineteen thirty two national Republicans are already pushing for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo to consider running for the seat, miles parks. NPR news on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials rose three percent. The NASDAQ gained four you're listening to NPR news. News. Was employers added three hundred twelve thousand jobs to the economy last month, the latest monthly hiring report gave investors much needed encouragement that growth remained steady. The December job gains came despite a trade war with China. A global slowdown and a now three week old partial government shutdown. A new study concludes that two thousand eighteen was a banner year for black directors in Hollywood as NPR's Collins wire reports people of color remained underrepresented behind the camera. But the research suggests that maybe changing last year US's Annenberg inclusion initiative says black directors shot sixteen of the one hundred top grossing scripted movies. That's a big leap over two thousand seventeen when they accounted for just six the number of black directors was by far the most the group has recorded in more than a decade of doing annual surveys. And it includes films like Avery do Vanessa Franklin. Pat.."