NPR News: 12-19-2019 5PM ET

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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Sphere the timing of the Senate impeachment trial against President. Trump remains ends up in the air. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports congressional leaders. Continue to spar over logistics a day after the democratic controlled House impeach. The president ought abusive power and obstruction of Congress. House minority leader. Kevin McCarthy is blasting speaker. Nancy Pelosi for not immediately sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. She's admitting defeat by not sending it by refusing to send impeachment over. She knows this outcome is not good. Pelosi says she's holding often till the terms of the trial are set she also took a swipe at Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell our founders. When they wrote the constitution they suspected acted that there could be a real president. I don't think they suspected that we can have a rolled president and a rogue leader in the Senate at the same time with Congress poised to break lake for the holidays. The timeline for the next steps in this process remains unclear. Windsor Johnston NPR news. President trump is getting a vote of support from the head of the the country. The Talk to influence the twenty sixteen election. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the allegations against trump are far fetched and bears. Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Moscow Putin also warns new Congressional sanctions approved. This week will strain relations between Washington and Moscow. Speaking at his annual press conference President Putin said Democrats are still bill fighting the two thousand sixteen election results and after failing to prove collusion with Russia they dreamt up trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine Putin said Russia and the US have common interests and global security. And that he's ready to extend the last remaining arms control treaty which expires in a little more than a year. NPR's Lucian Cam. A federal appeals court is finding the affordable Oh Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional but it's declining to rule on whether the entire law should be struck down and PR. Selena Simmons Duffin reports on White House reaction. President trump is calling the Texas V as our decision. A win in a statement about it. He also emphasizes this will not have an immediate effect on the healthcare system. Him and says he's committed to protecting people with pre existing conditions. One reason he may be eager to reassure people on those counts. Many parts of obamacare are a popular and unease Republican attempts to repeal. The law was widely credited with helping Democrats win the House of Representatives in two thousand eighteen. The trump open ministration has not put out a plan to replace the ACA if allow were ultimately struck down. Selena Simmons Duffin. NPR News of the key Democratic presidential presidential contenders take to the stage in Los Angeles. Tonight the debate coming just one day after Democrats in the House voted to impeach the president. Tonight's debate features fewer candidates do qualification. Advocation rules the PBS news. Hour politico democratic debate gets underway to eight PM Eastern on Wall Street the Dow is up one hundred thirty seven points this is NPR as expected. Russia has announced it will file an appeal against doping penalties handed down last week. The World Anti Doping Agency approved sanctions. That would ban. Russia from hosting or competing in major international sporting events for four years. NPR's Tom Goldman has the story. The Russian anti-doping agency. He says it will file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport reportedly in the next ten to fifteen days. Russia's appealing sanctions. That were handed them. Because has it allegedly manipulated drug testing data. It was supposed to turn over as a condition for reinstatement. Russia's been on the outside world sports since widespread doping hoping in the country was revealed several years ago the four year ban would keep Russia out of the next two Olympics. Although athletes deemed clean could compete as neutrals. Also last week. Russian boxer said if the sanctions are upheld. They boycott next. Summer's Tokyo Olympics rather than compete without the Russian flag and anthem tangled Mun. NPR news new. Study of facial recognition. Technology shows there are still some problems to work out. The National Institute of Standards and Technology says took a look at the technology and found in some cases. It performs unevenly based on a person's race gender or age the agency looked at demographic differences in how face scanning Manning Algorithms identify people study published today tested algorithms on nearly one hundred over one hundred companies on millions of mugshots these photos and other government images on forcement others are increasingly using facial recognition technology for a variety of purposes. I'm Jack Speer N._P._R.. News in Washington.

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