NPR News: 11-21-2019 6AM ET

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This message comes from. NPR sponsor. Xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X.. By get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. Two witnesses will testify the house impeachment inquiry today include a State Department official and a Russia expert expert who formerly served on the White House National Security Council on Wednesday Pentagon official Lyric Hooper told lawmakers the impeachment inquiry that Ukraine was asking about about holdup in US military aid back on July twenty fifth in July. I became aware of a whole being placed on obligation of the State Department's Foreign Oren military financing or FM and DOD's USA. I funds in a series of entry. Gency meetings I heard that the president had directed the Office of Management and Budget to hold the funds because of his concerns about corruption in Ukraine. The July twenty fifth date is significant. It shows is that Ukraine was asking about the US military aid suspension on the same day the Ukrainian president was talking to president trump supporters of the. US President didn't have claimed that Ukraine did not know about the hold on US military assistance at the time of the phone call. Ten candidates met in Atlanta last night for a Democratic presidential presidential debate. NPR's Scott detro- has more on the fifth such debate among presidential hopefuls. For most of the night the debate felt more low key than previous forums. uh-huh that changed in the final twenty minutes. When Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and then Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard both criticized South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete? Buddha CH- wjr Buddha judge now leads the polls in Iowa but club which are pointed out. He has far less experience than most of the other candidates on stage Washington experience. Experience is not the only experience matters. There's more than one hundred years of Washington experience on this stage. And where are we right now is a country. The candidates also answered answered questions on parental leave policy climate change housing and voting rights among other topics Scott detrow. NPR News Washington. The Navy special warfare. Command is considering considering whether to expel chief. Petty Officer Eddie. Gallagher and three other Navy seals from member station K. P. B. S. Steve Walls reports. The move would take like a different direction. From the White House. For Seals received letters Wednesday saying that they face being stripped of the seals iconic trident. The move comes after president. Trump trump restored gallagher's rank last week. Overturning a military jury and his own commanders in July gallagher was acquitted of the most serious charges including killing an unarmed Krizner in his custody while on deployment in Mozell in two thousand seventeen three other seals connected with the same deployment. Also face being ousted. Lieutenant Dinka Portier portier lieutenant. Thomas McNeil and their commander Lieutenant Commander Robert bryce part of a navy. Crackdown after a series of embarrassing headlines. Attorneys as for the seals are appealing to the trump administration to stop the process for NPR news. I'm Steve Walsh in San Diego you're listening to NPR news. The president of the United Auto workers quit suddenly on Wednesday just as union officials got ready to expel him Gary Jones and another UAW official are suspected expected of misusing union funds for personal expenses and concealing that separately. General Motors is suing rival. Automaker Fiat Chrysler Company alleges Edges Fiat Chrysler bribed U. A. W. Officials to get favourable labor union contracts. An outbreak of a viral illness has prompted a school district in western Western Colorado to temporarily close all campuses. Colorado public. Radio's Steven seg- has more. It's the first time all of the roughly fifty schools else in this rural district near the Utah. Border have closed at the same time. Due to sickness officials are planning to reopen campuses after intensive cleaning during the week long Thanksgiving Break Hydra Goo with Mesa County. Public Health cautioned. Anyone feeling ill to avoid work in public spaces if you start to get stick with this bug don't power through stay home if you can And just really avoid sharing it with others she says. The main symptom is a sudden onset set of vomiting lasting between twelve and twenty four hours for NPR news. I'm Steven seg- in Grand Junction. Colorado president trump awards the national national medal of the arts and the national humanities medal tonight. Some arts recipients include musician Alison Krauss and actor. Jon voight some humanities medalists analysts will include author James Patterson and the conservative think tank the Claremont Institute. I'm Korva Coleman N._P._R.. News in Washington.

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