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Surgeon General nominee plans to tackle mistrust in science along with taming the pandemic

WBZ Midday News

00:42 sec | 6 hrs ago

Surgeon General nominee plans to tackle mistrust in science along with taming the pandemic

"Is calling on his pick for surgeon general to do more than just focus on the mental health impacts of this pandemic. Mr Biden wants Dr Vivek Murthy to restore the public's trust in science and medicine. CBS has medical correspondent. Dr Terror New Roula says he's ready to push back if need be. Are you prepared to disagree with President Biden? If necessary? He always says, Challenge me. Tell me the truth, Even if I don't like it. Why should Americans trust you to do this job for us? So I think my job is to number one to be open, honest with people to bring them the right information to show up. First of all, and to listen.

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Public Utility Commission chair resigns after Texas officials criticize management of power outages

AP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 18 hrs ago

Public Utility Commission chair resigns after Texas officials criticize management of power outages

"Top utility regulator in Texas has resigned in the wake of this month's massive storm and historic power outage. Hippies Mike Rossia has more the chairwoman of the Texas Public Utilities Commission has resigned, becoming the highest ranking official to step down after the catastrophic power failure last month triggered by an unusual winter cold snap The and Walker was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission by governor Greg Abbott and 2017 Walker had previously worked in Abbott's office. Abbott has blamed the electric reliability The Council of Texas, which operates as the state's grid manager for the massive failure that left millions in the state without power and water for days, But the three member commission appointed by Abbott has oversight authority over her

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Global carbon emissions already over pre-pandemic lockdown levels

BBC World Service

00:31 sec | 13 hrs ago

Global carbon emissions already over pre-pandemic lockdown levels

"There's a warning the global greenhouse gas emissions, which plummeted for much of last year because of the Corona virus, pandemic are climbing above pre covert levels. The International Energy Agency says economic recovery is fueling the rise. Bones. The government's must move quickly to put clean energy at the heart of stimulus plans to avoid throwing away the chance to make 2019 the definitive peeking global emissions. Brazil, China and India. Also emissions exceed pre pandemic levels by the end of last

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Severe flooding prompts state of emergency in Kentucky

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | 16 hrs ago

Severe flooding prompts state of emergency in Kentucky

"The CDC is warning that the pandemic is far from over. Kentucky's governor declares a state of emergency after heavy rainfall and flooding across the state residents experienced road closures, water rescues, power outages and mudslides. Scott Jackson is the mayor of Baby Ville, Kentucky, devastated What we thought the water would be. We didn't dream the that's much and it's flooded our whole downtown. All businesses underwater of tough Maybe Jack's idea.

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Mississippi residents without water for more than 2 weeks after storm

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 16 hrs ago

Mississippi residents without water for more than 2 weeks after storm

"And Jackson, Mississippi. Some residents have been without running water for two weeks. A major storm calls pipes there to freeze and break last month. Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Kobe Vance reports that the city says that getting water pressure restored will be a difficult process. Tankers deployed by the National Guard are distributing water so residents can flush their toilets. Some sites have bottled water, but supplies are limited. South Jackson residents. Even Burkhalter and her daughters and Eva are in line to get supplies for their family going to the store buying

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Miami's Jackson Health to vaccine teachers, at risk people 50 and up

Sean Hannity

00:36 sec | 48 min ago

Miami's Jackson Health to vaccine teachers, at risk people 50 and up

"Is is ready ready for for a a big big covert covert 19 19 vaccine vaccine expansion expansion getting getting underway underway tomorrow. tomorrow. For For the the first first time, time, teachers, teachers, police police and and firefighters firefighters all all 50 50 and and older older can can begin begin getting the shot alongside seniors. Jackson Health System's CEO Carlos Montoya going a step further Anyone age 50 and older with a signed doctor's note on the physicians letterhead. Prescription pad, listing the patient's name any specific, high risk condition for which the patient is being treated and a recommendation that the patient be vaccinated. 2000 Shots Day will also start to be a minister tomorrow at the federal mass vaccination site opening at Miami Dade College North

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Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

00:28 sec | 19 hrs ago

Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

"Is being investigated after he tried to multi task while he was in surgery. Sacramento Bee reports that Dr Scott Green logged onto a video call for a traffic court trial while dressed in scrubs and with medical equipment beeping in the background. He told the court that it was okay because there was another doctor in the operating room anyway. The judge said he didn't think that was appropriate and postpone the trial. And guess what the State Medical board didn't think it was appropriate either. They asked, the doctor explained his actions. The board

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Twitter to label COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, implement strike policy

Doug Stephan

00:28 sec | 12 hrs ago

Twitter to label COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, implement strike policy

"Begun labeling tweets that include misleading information about covert vaccines. Human reviewers have started assessing whether tweets violate its policy against Kobe vaccine misinformation, says Twitter, it says eventually the work will be done by a combination of people and automation. It'll also use a strike system to ban users who continually violate the rules. Twitter's already ban some covert misinformation on how the virus spreads with her mask, sir, effective and the risk of infection. And in death.

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Biden Seeks Help on Border From Mexican President

America's First News

03:39 min | 9 hrs ago

Biden Seeks Help on Border From Mexican President

"Trump administration's immigration policies, he turned to Mexico on Monday to try to build a relationship with President Andres Manuel Lopez over door and the effort coming as a flood of migrants have rushed to the border. Since Biden's victory in November. The president has back to bill to give legal status in a path to citizenship to the estimated 11 million people. Living in the country illegally. United States and Mexico are stronger when we stand together. There's a long and complicated history between our nations that haven't always been perfect neighbors with one another. We have seen over and over again, the power and the purpose when we cooperate. And we're safer when we work together. Whether it's addressing the challenges of our shared border, forgetting this pandemic under control way had a Mexican president who dominated the country for 34 years. Very little time. His name was defeated. Yes, and he would say, or Mexico so far from dawn, and yet so close to the United States. I have no saved. Yeah, it's wonderful from Mexico to be close to God and not so far from the United States, Border Patrol agents are apprehending an average of more than 200 Children crossing the border without a parent per day. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday's looking toe push back against the notion that the situation at the border is spiraling out of control. When I started 27 days ago, I learned that we did not have Thief facilities available or equipped To administer the humanitarian laws that are Congress passed years ago. Way did not have the personnel. Policies, procedures or training to administer those laws. Quite frankly, the entire system was gutted. It takes time. Build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before us established, they need. They need to wait. It takes time. To rebuild the system from scratch. If they come if families come if single adults come to the border, we are obligated to in the service of public health, including the health of the very people who are thinking of coming. To impose the travel restrictions under the C D. C s title 42 with the authorities and return them. To Mexico and we have done that. We need individuals to wait and I will say that they will wait with a goal in mind and that is our ability to rebuild as quickly as possible. A system so that they don't have to take that the dangerous journey and we can enable them tow access humanitarian relief from their Kwan countries. Of origin. Um, do you believe that right now, there's a crisis at the border. I think that the answer is no. I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing. Following the White House's virtual meeting with the Mexican president, the two sides released a joint statement pledging greater cooperation on addressing migration, the corona virus pandemic and climate change. The Mexican government issued a separate statement, adding the two sides also agreed to crack down on migrant trafficking. Democrats hope of including that minimum

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Merck to help produce rival J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

Bob Sirott

00:37 sec | 8 hrs ago

Merck to help produce rival J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

"Americans have died from the virus since it began. Drugmaker Merck and company will help produce rival Johnson and Johnson's newly approved Corona virus vaccine in an effort to expand supplied more quickly this, according to a Biden administration of picture official Speaking to The Associated Press, the president expected to make any announcement about this later today, officials have said JNJ faced unexpected production issues with its vaccine. And produced only about four million doses ahead of its receiving emergency youth use authorization company is on pace to deliver 100 million doses by the end of

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Johnson & Johnson rolls out one-dose COVID-19 vaccine

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

00:38 sec | 14 hrs ago

Johnson & Johnson rolls out one-dose COVID-19 vaccine

"Johnson and johnson shipped out nearly four million doses of its newly authorized. One shot covid nineteen vaccine on sunday night to be delivered to states for you starting today. But the efforts come with strong warnings from health officials against reopening too quickly as warren corona virus variants spread on monday. The head of the cdc doctor rochelle walinsky urgently warn state officials and ordinary americans. Not to let down their god saying she is really worried about reports that more states rolling back. The exact public health measures that we have recommended.

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Montana's Governor Says Conceal-Carry Law Bolsters Self-Defense Rights

Morning Edition

03:31 min | 9 hrs ago

Montana's Governor Says Conceal-Carry Law Bolsters Self-Defense Rights

"Will soon be able to carry concealed firearms on campus without a permit. Yellowstone Public Radio's Kevin traveling reports. Montana State University. Senior Chance kind is on his way out the door of his Bozeman apartment, keys, wallet phone, double checking My knife pens. My pencils Got a Glock has is the case Most times kind is in public. He's carrying a concealed Glock 19 pistol in his jeans. Practically muscle memory for the 22 year old to grab heading out the door. We've interest to get some groceries. Thank you. Yeah, but one place he can't carry a concealed gun, His college campus. At least until June. 1st when the new law goes into effect at state universities, a third generation Montana and from a farm and ranch area kind of grew up around guns. After shopping for groceries, he breaks down in brushes his pistol. Well, looks like we're actually pretty. Clinton's students who carry on campus will need to finish the hunters, education or basic gun safety course. Kind, says he's practice, drawing his pistol in front of his bathroom mirror, something he hasn't had to do for real after carrying for 2.5 years, and I thank God every day for that kind, says his father, a former sheriff's deputy taught him to take care of himself and others to be the first line of defense. In case there's an active shooter situation. For example, you are the hidden protector. You're not looking for a fight. But you're willing to finish it. Montana's new governor, Greg Jean Forte, is a friend to gun rights advocates as the state's first Republican executive and 16 years he's starting to enact long held conservative priorities. The right of the people. Keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. During a bill signing ceremony last week, GM 40 railed against gun control measures recently proposed by President Joe Biden said the new concealed carry law bolster self defense rights. Montana University system, and most Democratic state lawmakers oppose the bill, fearing it could lead to accidents and more students harming themselves on campus. Montana has the nation's third highest suicide rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies have consistently found that suicide risk increases with access to guns. So this is like the main lobby area where a lot of people like Tonto Hang out. Do homework knew our worries MSU freshman and dorm resident Daisy Cory, who's loving her college experience, but just the thought of someone having a gun in the dining hall when I'm just trying to eat a sandwich. Good morning. That's scary. If there's a dispute, she says she won't feel safe next fall. Knowing students may have guns in the library or one of her philosophy class is their signs on the front door that say no nicotine. No tobacco, But you're allowing 18 year olds have guns who are drinking on the weekends and are living with a bunch of people. It's totally crazy to me, Corey says. Hearing about the concealed carry bill unearthed trauma from her childhood in Colorado and age 13. She says she was playing Jenga alone with a friend when he took his own life with a handgun in front of her. Now. Cory says she's considering transferring from MSU. She's hopeful the Montana University system will challenge the new law in court, but Deputy Commissioner Kevin McRae thinks that's unlikely. Instead, he says, the Board of Regents will probably implemented law with an eye toward the 10 states that currently allow students to carry guns on campus. But even the areas that we look to for best practices there are different nuances that Keep this sort of uncharted water and knew. For example, McCrae says, Montana will be the only state to allow 18 year olds to carry guns in dorms for NPR News and Kevin traveling in Helena.

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Myanmar police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

Morning Edition

00:25 sec | 9 hrs ago

Myanmar police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

"There are more protests today on the streets of Myanmar Police in the capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who were continuing to denounce the country's military for seizing power a month ago. The U. N says at least 18 people were killed in clashes with security forces on Sunday. Me and Mars ousted leader Aung San Souci remains held on multiple charges.

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India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

Morning Edition

06:54 min | 9 hrs ago

India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

"Next on a protest movement in India. It has drawn the interest of pop stars and climate activists and sent people into the streets for a cause. What's fascinating about the cause they're fighting for, is how unfasten ating it initially seems, farmers are protesting over new rules for wholesale markets. One of those rules matter so much. The answer reveals something about a giant nation, its past and its possible future. NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like. Okay, So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes. Yes. This is good, Skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're paying market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops Auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. But it did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Report supplies water, Not there that much water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot of problem is that the production cost off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prices are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. That son Jake Ohad is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. Don't he says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat. Another man interrupts. We're proud of you will be the King of World Niners, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country that they moved more delicious than me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean, bony, but not for my tomatoes. Sun Up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the banana, I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. Villas. Shin Dae is the founder market is ready to pay me back. Better place then I should capture that market is Roper. Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes Here's yes. If grandfather and great farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove, it actually opportunity, so he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who'd gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Bobby Shake, says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been protesting even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it. When I'm just out to get the amulet and no I did buy it guys off the coast of Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India

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Journalism watchdog files criminal complaint against Saudi crown prince

Morning Edition

00:59 sec | 9 hrs ago

Journalism watchdog files criminal complaint against Saudi crown prince

"Media rights group Reporters Without Borders has filed a criminal complaint against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The group alleges the crown prince and his top aides committed crimes against humanity in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Kashiwagi. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. Reporters without Borders filed the criminal complaint in a German federal court because German law authorizes a judge to pronounce on human rights abuses against non citizens committed outside of Germany. The filing also alleges that Saudi officials are responsible for widespread and systematic persecution of journalists in the kingdom, citing the detention of more than 30 journalists. Head of Reporters Without Borders, says the case is meant to send a message to those who silence imprison, assassinate or target journalists that they won't get away with it. Saudi Arabia is ranked 170 years out of 180 countries on the reporters without Borders. Press Freedom Index. Eleanor

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Houston Health Department expands COVID-19 vaccine waitlist

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

00:41 sec | 10 hrs ago

Houston Health Department expands COVID-19 vaccine waitlist

"The houston health department is opening up access to its covid nineteen vaccine weightless. Our health reporters several will earns says the department has so far been prioritizing seniors over sixty five and their vaccine roll out in the past month the houston health department has filled the majority of its vaccine appointments from the wait list. It's operated by the agency on aging and puts people over sixty five at the very front of the line now. They're opening the weightless up to all people that are eligible regardless of age of to now people under sixty five have had to wait for registration to spontaneously open online. And those slots typically fill up in a matter of minutes. Sir will earns with that report.

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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused by third woman of unwanted sexual advances

Doug Stephan

00:40 sec | 10 hrs ago

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused by third woman of unwanted sexual advances

"The governor of New York of unwanted advances. The state attorney general's office is investigating. And now some are calling for Andrew Cuomo to resign. ABC is Monaco, Sohrab. He has more. New York lawmaker Kathleen Rice is the first Democratic Congress to demand Cuomo step down. Tweeting quote. The time has come. The governor must resign. Hours earlier. New York Attorney General Leticia James announcer investigation into previous allegations of sexual harassment against the governor. 25 year old Charlotte Bennett says Cuomo made unwanted advances toward her last spring. The latest accuser says Cuomo asked to kiss her and touch her lower back moments after meeting her at a wedding in 2019. There are three covert

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4 million J&J Covid vaccines ship out

Bob Sirott

01:00 min | 11 hrs ago

4 million J&J Covid vaccines ship out

"Four million doses have the newest covert 19 vaccine from Johnson and Johnson began shipping out yesterday, they'll be delivered to states for injections. Starting today, news Nation reporter Felisha Bolton With that Madonna and Visor both have a 95% efficacy rate, and both require a two step process. Now Johnson Johnson's version is hitting the market. It's a one shot process. And the efficacy rate is set at 72% health care experts say. The Johnson and Johnson's version does provide another tool to fight Cove it but they can also make some people try to pick and choose which vaccination to get, even though the shot is easier to administer, and requires only one dose. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, is encouraging Americans to take whatever vaccine is offered to them. Regardless of the manufacturing. Like other vaccines, the Johnson and Johnson shot does prevent nearly all hospitalizations and deaths in the studies that have been conducted. The

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A dark picture emerges: atrocities in Ethiopia

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:37 min | 12 hrs ago

A dark picture emerges: atrocities in Ethiopia

"Rumors and scattered reports of atrocities in ethiopia's northern region of tigray have been swirling for months amid a media blackout. But the picture is now starting to become clearer and evidence for war. Crimes and crimes against humanity are stacking up on sunday. America's secretary of state anthony blinken condemned the killings sexual assaults and forced removals said to have taken place in tigray and called for troops to be withdrawn. The conflict began late last year. When the region's ruling party the tigray people's liberation front or tps aleph was booted out of the federal government where it had dominated for decades has to be off. Matt has announced quote final military operation against the defiant gripe province in coming days and a statement. Mr abiy said there was a catholic devise strategy to defeat the grand people's liberation front in the regional capital makaay without harming civilians late in november. Mr abi declared victory. Over the tb l. f. An armed resistance has continued yesterday. If government rejected america's demands describing. Mr lincoln's comments as regrettable. Thousands are known to have died in the conflict and more than two million people have been displaced. The growing civil war has drawn in fighters from neighboring regions and troops from eritrea which borders tigray to the north. I'm gonna stay. International has just released a report detailing its investigation into this incident that took place in late november an accident which is one of the oldest and most famous holy cities. Tom gardner addis. ababa correspondent. Ever soldiers killed hundreds of civilians over two days. And what i'm going to stay says was retaliation for an attack by local youth on their military camp now. Amnesty says the soldiers roams around the streets of the city picking out on young men and killing them on the spot then proceeded to plunder the city essentially of everything of value survivors said that all they could see on the streets with bodies and people crying this systematic slaughter civilians and axiom may amount to crimes against humanity according to amnesty. And you say the main players in this incident or allegedly airtran soldiers right just to remind people. This conflict has drawn in a few other parties. In addition to the ethiopian federal army and two grand forces loyal to the tps laugh you also have militia security forces from may bring regional state of. Im hara which has a rivalry with the laugh and disputed territories along their border and then and this is really controversial element. You have troops from eritrea. Which since the beginning of the conflict has been fighting alongside the ethiopian army against the which has a long rivalry with as well as to whether all these parties are committing atrocities. I think based on everything we know so far. Yes but i think. Eritrean soldiers are the most widely and extensively implicated and there are allegations of other atrocities beyond. What's happened in axiom. Ever since the war began in late november we've been hearing accounts trickling out which beginners rumor clearer. Picture is slowly started to emerge. We've seen several videos that appear to show ethiopian soldiers. Standing among the bodies of civilians. They've murdered there was an investigation by human rights. Watch found. European army had shelled towns including the capital of tigray mckelway killing at least eight hundred civilians including women and children and winding back to the beginning of the war the very first atrocity we heard about was this massacre in the town of my tatra which is in western tigray near the border with the neighboring regional state. I'm harlem according to a report that amnesty published at the time most of the victims were. I'm horrors murdered by militia. Sure the ousted rulers of tigray the epl f. That was then confirmed by day. State appointed human rights commission. Here however take ryan's reflect across the border to saddam tell of attacks on civilians by them militiamen an by government soldiers in the same area for its part. What is the european government saying about all these reports so that is an important question on february. The twenty six th the ethiopian rights commission which is a state appointed or body released a statement saying that it had also conduct an investigation. And that it's key. Findings brutally corroborated those of amnesty. That's quite a significant step forward by the commission which tried two to three years ago would never have come out with a statement like that. The question though moving forward is whether the government decides to accept its findings and act on them. We have heard a lot from the prime minister's office the attorney general's office and other government agencies about accountability but so far very little indication that the government is willing to hold anyone but members of the tepe accountable for crimes committed during this conflict. More makes it even more. Complicated of course is the fact that the prime culprits in this case were eritrean. Troops can be very politically difficult for the government. 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Wind power company vows to help save critically endangered California condor

All Things Considered

01:02 min | 21 hrs ago

Wind power company vows to help save critically endangered California condor

"Federal wildlife authorities could taken unprecedented step by helping a wind energy company Breed in danger. California condors The hatchlings would be meant to replace condors killed by wind turbines, all with birds have made a comeback from near extinction. There are worries States. Growing wind energy sector could pose a new threat. Kcrw's Dural sac's been fills us in power company even grid is behind the plan. It operates a wind farm in current counties to Hatch, a P Mountains Prime Condor country. None of the birds have been killed by even grids turbines so far, but the company predicts that two birds will die over a 30 year period, along with their chicks or eggs, according to the L A Times. To avoid penalties even greatest. Proposing to essentially make up condors. The company would spend about half a million dollars over five years to raise six of the birds at an Oregon zoo. Efficient wildlife services on board, as is theater, Bon Society, and some environmental groups say the plan doesn't go far enough, and the company should have to put up more money for condor

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Okonjo-Iweala begins first historic day as WTO director-general

The World

01:36 min | 23 hrs ago

Okonjo-Iweala begins first historic day as WTO director-general

"A lot of work to do. So I feel ready to go motivating words today from the new head of the World Trade Organization, the arrival of an go Z or condo, a whale A and a six month leadership void at the W T o International body based in Geneva, governs trade rules between countries. Okonjo you wail. His candidacy had been held up by the Trump White House on her first day. She's making history as the first woman and first African to serve as w. T O director general absolutely do feel on additional burden. I can't lie about that being the first woman and the first African means that one really has to perform. That was a con job away. The last month. She's a Harvard grad on economist and dual citizen of the U. S. And Nigeria with a 30 year career in international development, including Time is managing director at the World Bank. Biden administration announced its strong support for a condo you, Ella. Still, there was controversy. Senior African leaders of the United Nations recently complained about what they called racist and sexist media coverage of her appointment. For her part to conjure you. Ella has said that she remains focused on making the changes needed at the W T O. It's led to me that deep and wide ranging reforms are needed. And as I said, before, you cannot be business, as usual at the W. T O in her first speech is head of the W T o today and go Z and conjure you. Ella reiterated that point she said she can on Lee deliver results if members except that we can do things differently. Most urgent priority, she said, or to address the impact of the cove in 19 pandemic and climate change

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States ease restrictions despite warnings

All Things Considered

00:22 sec | 22 hrs ago

States ease restrictions despite warnings

"Are starting to ease restrictions. That's despite warnings from health experts who say the outbreak is far from over. And the easing up too soon could make things worse. The push for reopening comes is around 20% of Americans have now received their first dose of vaccine about 10% are fully vaccinated. Head of the CDC continues to warn people not to let their guards down. Your

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VCU fraternity suspended after student found dead

Chris Plante

00:27 sec | 1 d ago

VCU fraternity suspended after student found dead

"A college freshman is dead in a fraternity chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University has been suspended. Following a potential weekend hazing incident, according to his cousin, 19 year Old Adam Oaks, a graduate of Potomac Falls High School in Loudon County, went to a rush party at the Delta Chi fraternity and was made to drink whiskey after he was blindfolded. The cousin says Oaks ran headfirst into a tree and was helped inside. He went to sleep and never woke up. Police are investigating the

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Family Believes Fire That Killed Mother, Daughter May Have Been Intentionally Set

Bob Sirott

00:34 sec | 1 d ago

Family Believes Fire That Killed Mother, Daughter May Have Been Intentionally Set

"A teenage girl and her mother were killed in a house fire on Chicago's south side for other people hurt the fire started early yesterday morning in a home near 86, then Hermitage. You sure? Ford and her 15 year old daughter, Portia were pulled out of the fire and died at the hospital. Police show White is a cousin. She was just like Joe. Awful. Like China trying to take your family. She stay here with her daddy. Yeah. This tragedy. Other women and two men were injured, injured but are expected to recover. No working smoke detectors were found inside of that

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Eating this ratio of fruit and veggies could help you live longer, study suggests

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Eating this ratio of fruit and veggies could help you live longer, study suggests

"Your mom probably told you to eat your fruits and veggies to stay healthy. Now there's new evidence showing she was right. The American Heart Association study took about 30 years and 29 countries that it shows those who ate more fruits and veggies reduce the risk of dying related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, potentially respiratory disease. Harvard Medical school doctor and Thorndike says Not all veggies are created equal. For example, starches you want to get these other types of more healthful fruits and vegetables, and then you can also eat the potatoes or corn or Pete. If you choose, study says to daily servings of fruit. Three of veggies could help you live

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