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"With Mexico. NPR's John Burnett says the new price tag is larger. So on Sunday the White House released this new border protection border security improvement plan which included five point seven billion dollars for two hundred and thirty four miles of new steel physical barrier. Which is very similar to what the White House has been asking. For months now this works out to about twenty four million dollars a mile NPR's John Burnett. What's new in this package is requests for eight hundred million dollars for medical support and transportation for migrants have crossed the border Anderson. Meanwhile, some members of congress are visiting a border protection check point outside Alamogordo, New Mexico today. Monica Ortiz ordering obey reports. That's where an eight year old Guatemalan boy was held before he died Christmas Eve lawmakers hope to learn more about what happened to eight year old Philippa Gomez Alonzo before his death while in border patrol custody. The boy and his father were held in processing facilities for six days. US customs and border protection has said these facilities are ill equipped to hold families. Texas congressman Joaquin Castro witness the conditions last month people lying on the floor body next to body stepping all over each other to move around. There's hardly any ventilation if any at all pass through and other lawmakers visited the holding stations. Where seven-year-old Guatemalan girl was kept before she died on December eighth? Both children's deaths are currently under investigation by the department of homeland security for NPR news. I'm Monica would either in El Paso, one of the Catholic church is most prominent leaders in France goes on trial today for failing to report a priest sexual abuse. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports that if convicted the cardinal could face three years in prison cardinal Philippe, Barbaro is accused along with five other church officials of helping cover up a priest repetitive abuse the scandal in Leon first came to public attention in two thousand fifteen when a former boy scout went public with allegations that a local priest had abused him as a child twenty-five years earlier, and that Barbara had covered it up. The case was initially dropped because investigators said allegations against barbarian were too old are impossible to prove but a group of victims succeeded in reopening it after receiving testimony from eighty five. People claiming to have been abused by the same priest the priest has acknowledged abusing boys and is set to be tried later this year by barrage says he never concealed the allegations. But has acknowledged shortcomings in his handling of them. Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris, some soldiers in the west African nation of Gabon say they're staging a coup. They broadcast a statement saying the military is restoring democracy. There are conflicting reports from Gabonese. Government officials who say they're in charge. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. Six oh four. It's a chilly. Twenty six degrees. Fair skies right now in New York City, we do expect a cloudy day today with a high only near thirty five degrees. And it'll feel colder with the wind. A New York City firefighter has died after he slipped and fell while responding to a car accident on the bell Parkway last night. Fire department officials say thirty year old Stephen polar d- slid through a gap in the mill basin overpass and dropped about fifty two. Feet. He was rushed to king's county hospital where he later died. Police was with ladder company. One seventy in Brooklyn for about a year and a half years. The one thousand one hundred fifty first member of the F D N Y to die in the line of duty. Newly elected congresswoman Rashida to leave of Michigan sparked controversy and an events last week when she said Democrats were going to impeach President Trump and then used profanity freshman New York congressman max rose as he objects to the talk of impeachment at this time. I'm from Staten Island. I have no problem with profanity. Okay. What I have a problem with though is the fact that she is talking about this issue and urging action on this issue before the investigation has been completed on CBS face the nation rose said talking about impeachment. Now, we'll continue what he calls this era of hyper partisan ship that we have to move away from mayor de Blasios announced that Amira Joshi. They had a New York City taxi and limousine commission is stepping down Bevery design executive director of the New York taxi workers alliance says Joshi was slowly moving the TLC in the right direction, including a proposed cap on new licenses for Uber and other at base cars in two thousand fifteen but it took until last August for it to become law in the mayor himself said recently, you know, that had the Pap pass in two thousand fifteen you know, maybe we wouldn't have seen the level of devastation that we're seeing today the sizes after the suicides of eight drivers over a little more. Than a year. Whoever the mayor names to head the TLC continue to support ways to achieve a living wage for drivers Brooklyn borough. President Eric atom says he's not necessarily against the governor's plan to repair the L train tunnel on nights and weekends instead of shutting it down. But after attending an MTA briefing. He says he's uneasy about it. We didn't have the engineers in the room. 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