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Support for NPR and the following message come from Dulles International Airport with the highest on time takeoff percentage of any airport on the east coast. I a d means I'm already departing more at fly Dulles dot com slash fast. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. Los Angeles County. Health officials say hundreds of people may have been exposed to measles at two universities NPR's. Nathan Ross reports that they're asking most of those people to self Corentin at home to southern California students one at the university of California, Los Angeles and another at Cal State LA have been diagnosed with measles. Health officials say that both of them may have exposed hundreds of other students faculty and staff to the highly contagious virus earlier this month and ev- issued a blanket quarantine for any of those people who are either not immunized for the virus. Or don't know if they are. They're only five confirmed cases of measles in LA county than a few dozen statewide other outbreaks in New York and Washington state have helped make this the worst year for the virus since it was radically from the US nearly twenty years ago. Nathan rot NPR news. A Russian agent has received an eighteen months sentence for. Trying to infiltrate conservative political circles, including the National Rifle Association Maria booting out pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as an undeclared foreign agent last year. Prosecutors say boot tuna hope to build covert channels of communications between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. But her lawyer Robert Driscoll says there's no mention of any such claim in the special counsel final report. I vowed curious that that that was mentioned that what she did was during the time of Russian election. Interferences led by the judge when in fact, had she been involved in any of that, it would imagine. A special counsel Muller would have mentioned it somewhere. And it's four hundred pages if she had anything to do with it. But he did not meanwhile, Bouton I'm has received credit for time already served in prison and faces deportation after completing the other half of her sentence. President Trump is reiterating his support for the US right to bear arms. Trump told the National Rifle association's convention in Indianapolis today that the second amendment is not going anywhere. He also said the US is pulling out of the United Nations arms trade treaty. The Trump administration is adding two Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list, which includes the country's foreign minister details from NPR's. Michelle Kellerman secretary of state might bump AO tweeted, a picture of Venezuela's foreign minister with the word sanctioned written across it in red. He describes Korte as a quote Madero lackey who has tried to thwart the Venezuelan people's democratic aspirations. The US is trying to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to step aside. He's lost legitimacy. The foreign minister is spoken. Several times recently at the United Nations accusing the US of promoting a coup in Venezuela. The treasury department is also adding Venezuelan judge to a sanctions list for her role in the jailing of opposition figures. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department. You're listening to NPR news. The Kansas supreme court says abortion rights are protected by the state's constitution. The sixty one decision came in a case challenging at twenty fifteen Kansas law that would have restricted abortions after the second trimester. They decision clears the way for legal challenges to several other state abortion, restrictions anti-abortion activists in the state are now calling for a constitutional amendment in light of the supreme court decision. A motorist accused of ramming his car into a group of pedestrians in Sunnyvale, California has made his first quarter appearance since Monday's incident. Investigators say is Ahah people's deliberately attacked the victims as KD's Raquel Maria deal and reports defense attorney says people's is mentally ill. According to defense attorney Chuck Smith people's is a religious man who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder because of his military service. Thirty four year old people served in Iraq in two thousand five and six with the US army reserve, he's charged with eight cow. Of attempted murder. Sunnyvale police chief fond. No new evidence shows that the defendant intentionally target victims based on their race and his belief that they were up the Muslim faith, no declined to provide further information about the ongoing investigation. People's did not enter a plea in court. The incident sent eight people to hospitals some with life threatening injuries for NPR news. I'm Racquel Maria. Dylan in San Jose, California, Wall Street stocks closed higher today following report showing the US Konami grew at a strong pace in the first quarter. Dow gained eighty one points, the NASDAQ rose twenty seven I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington.