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Kim Potter trial over Daunte Wright's death kicks off Wednesday with opening arguments

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 1 hr ago

Kim Potter trial over Daunte Wright's death kicks off Wednesday with opening arguments

"It's 6 35 Opening statements begin today in the trial of former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter who killed daunte Wright a black man who was driving Potter says she mistakenly pulled her handgun instead of her taser She's charged with first degree and second degree manslaughter in rights death in April Before the shooting there was a brief struggle as officers were trying to arrest right on an outstanding warrant prosecutors say Potter had been trained on taser use and the training warns officers about confusing a handgun with a taser Was

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 Major outage at Amazon disrupts businesses across the US

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:36 sec | 2 hrs ago

Major outage at Amazon disrupts businesses across the US

"Radio And in corporate news this morning Nathan Amazon bouncing back from a major outage the company said it has restored a disruption at its cloud computing unit that left thousands of Americans without working refrigerators and doorbells among other things The disruption also hit package deliveries and major streaming services It even prevented people from getting into Disney parks Amazon said it was able to resolve the issue after about 9 hours S&P futures little changed our futures down 80 NASDAQ futures up 36 and straight ahead Your latest local headlines plus a check of sports this is Bloomberg

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Los Angeles: 34,000 students may be barred from schools over vaccine mandate

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:10 min | 2 hrs ago

Los Angeles: 34,000 students may be barred from schools over vaccine mandate

"Public schools will soon have another vaccine requirement The D.C. council has voted to require students to get the COVID-19 vaccine once their age group receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration So far only those who are 16 years and older have full FDA approval to receive the vaccine the legislation says students are required to be vaccinated by marched first 2022 so the mandate won't be enforced until the 2022 2023 school year Council member Trey on white was the only member to vote no the final reading of this bill will likely happen when the council meets December 21st Acacia James W TOP news And the D.C. council was busy yesterday Woodrow Wilson high school in northwest is getting closer to having a new name The council voted yesterday to change the name to Jackson Reed high school after Edna Jackson who was the first black teacher at the school in 1955 and Vincent Reed who became the school's first black principal in 1968 The council also gave initial approval to a new map of ward boundaries but both bills will need to get a second reading before headed to mayor Bowser's desk the map extends war at 8 across the anacostia river and moves towards 7 further west in the Capitol Hill The

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Devin Nunes to leave Congress to work for Trump media company

TIME's Top Stories

01:17 min | 2 hrs ago

Devin Nunes to leave Congress to work for Trump media company

"Event. What to know about digital world, the company funding Trump's new social media platform, truth social. By Megan mccluskey, former president Donald Trump's new media company, Trump media and technology group or TMT G announced Saturday that it has secured $1 billion in funding from a diverse group of institutional investors ahead of going public via a special purpose acquisition company or spac, a shell company set up for the sole purpose of raising money to acquire another company. The one and a quarter $1 billion in proceeds that TMT G estimates will result from the planned merger with digital world acquisition corp, a blank check company headed by financier Patrick Orlando, that was set up with the intention of combining with a leading tech company, will ostensibly go toward the development and launch of Trump's forthcoming social media platform, truth social, as well as future related ventures. $1 billion sends an important message to big tech that censorship and political discrimination must end. America is ready for truth social, a platform that will not discriminate on the basis of political ideology. Trump said in a statement, included in Saturday's press release,

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Supreme Court to decide whether states can refuse to pay for religious education

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:36 sec | 2 hrs ago

Supreme Court to decide whether states can refuse to pay for religious education

"Dwelling on one topic for a long time The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a challenge from parents in Maine who want to use a state tuition program to send their kids to religious schools The parents argue that their exclusion from the state program violates their religious rights under the constitution teacher unions and school boards say a ruling for the parents would be a blow to public education It's the latest test of religious freedoms for this court that has favored faith based discrimination claims last year in a 5 to four ruling The court decided that states must give religious schools the same access to public funding that other private schools receive Coming

Supreme Court Maine
Congressional leaders reach deal to hike debt limit

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 3 hrs ago

Congressional leaders reach deal to hike debt limit

"Congressional congressional leaders leaders have have reached reached a a deal deal to to increase increase the the debt debt limit limit the the agreement agreement will will allow allow Democrats Democrats to to increase increase the the nation's nation's borrowing borrowing authority authority without without any any votes votes from from Republicans Republicans it it also also likely likely averts averts another another rush rush to to avoid avoid a a federal federal default default hours hours after after the the agreement agreement was was announced announced the the house house passed passed legislation legislation overwhelmingly overwhelmingly along along party party lines lines that that kicked kicked off off a a multi multi step step process process if if it's it's approved approved by by the the Senate Senate it it would would open open a a process process for for the the Senate Senate to to raise raise the the debt debt ceiling ceiling through through subsequent subsequent legislation legislation with with a a Democrats Democrats only only majority majority vote vote Republicans Republicans have have warned warned they they won't won't vote vote for for any any future future debt debt ceiling ceiling increase increase my my camp camp in in Washington Washington

House House Senate Party Party Washington
Accuser says Ghislaine Maxwell assessed her body for Epstein when she was 14

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:43 sec | 3 hrs ago

Accuser says Ghislaine Maxwell assessed her body for Epstein when she was 14

"Not appear for rescheduled deposition One of Ghislaine Maxwell's accusers says the British socialite once felt her 14 year old body before telling her it would be a great body for financier Jeffrey Epstein and his friends The witness identified only by her first name Carolyn took the witness stand yesterday She became the third woman to testify at Maxwell's trial about the abuse the accusers said they endured at the hands of Epstein They alleged the abuse was facilitated by his close associate Maxwell The 59 year old Maxwell has denied the charges Republican led efforts to repeal President Biden's vaccine mandate on private businesses will once again get a vote in the Senate today and this time it is expected to pass The

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What the omicron variant might mean for current — and future — vaccines

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

01:05 min | 4 hrs ago

What the omicron variant might mean for current — and future — vaccines

"Few days saying that even if the acron variant has the worst outcome being vaccine resistant that the dip won't last What's your take Well I think the medium term outlook is still positive regardless of the omicron variant and the important reason for that is the fact that vaccine platforms have been developed which means that vaccines should be rolled out relatively more quickly this time in the event that on the ground is a vaccine resistant And additionally consumers businesses governments have learned how to navigate lockdowns and restrictions without having such a negative impact on economic activity So I think the medium term outlook is still positive regardless of variant I think whether there's a bit more uncertainty is in the near term of course if it is a severe illness which is also vaccine resistant then that's more likely that we see a return to stricter lockdowns which would clearly be a negative in the near term Here more conversations like this one on Bloomberg television streaming live on Bloomberg dot com and on the Bloomberg mobile app or check your local cable listings

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Defense rests after Jussie Smollett repeatedly denies 'hoax'

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 8 hrs ago

Defense rests after Jussie Smollett repeatedly denies 'hoax'

"It's it's the the beginning beginning of of the the end end for for the the justice justice will will lead lead trial trial in in Chicago Chicago one one last last step step before before the the jury jury gets gets the the case case that's that's closing closing arguments arguments both both sides sides now now resting resting on on the the jury jury got got to to hear hear from from jussie jussie Smollett Smollett for for second second straight straight day day of of testimony testimony the the fired fired empire empire star star pretty pretty much much stuck stuck to to the the story story that that he's he's been been telling telling since since January January twenty twenty nineteen nineteen that that he he suffered suffered a a beating beating on on Chicago Chicago street street that that was was fueled fueled by by racism racism and and anti anti gay gay sentiments sentiments prosecutors prosecutors have have charged charged him him with with hiring hiring a a pair pair of of brothers brothers to to choreograph choreograph the the beat beat down down then then reported reported it it to to police police as as a a hate hate crime crime I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel

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Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 10 hrs ago

Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

"Will have a special report from CBS Another federal judge blocks the COVID vaccine mandate affecting federal contractors dozens of people arrested near the capital this afternoon during a protest for immigration reform The district losing thousands in unpaid traffic fines I'm Gigi Barnett What happened during that call between President Biden and president Putin will hear from CBS News White House correspondent Stephen portnoy at ten 40 It's ten 31

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Attorney says Meadows won't cooperate with Jan. 6 panel

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 12 hrs ago

Attorney says Meadows won't cooperate with Jan. 6 panel

"Only only clung clung cases cases have have been been confirmed confirmed in in at at least least nine nine African African countries countries with with some some officials officials reporting reporting that that initial initial cases cases appear appear to to be be mild mild South South Africa Africa remains remains the the epicenter epicenter of of the the only only clone clone a a break break with with ex ex but but finding finding the the overwhelming overwhelming majority majority of of thousands thousands of of new new coronavirus coronavirus cases cases per per day day all all of of the the new new variant variant in in East East Africa Africa Uganda Uganda has has reported reported its its first first seven seven cases cases on on record record detected detected in in travelers travelers from from South South Africa Africa and and Nigeria Nigeria who who are are the the only only team team International International Airport Airport on on November November twenty twenty nine nine all all are are currently currently in in isolation isolation one one in in southern southern Africa Africa Namibia Namibia has has confirmed confirmed eighteen eighteen cases cases of of Omicron Omicron none none of of which which are are hospitalized hospitalized early early evidence evidence is is suggesting suggesting that that all all bitcoin bitcoin spreads spreads faster faster with with the the symptoms symptoms appear appear to to be be mild mild I'm I'm Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma

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Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue to be melted down into new public artwork

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 12 hrs ago

Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue to be melted down into new public artwork

"In the meantime the city council in Charlottesville has approved the sale of a Robert E. Lee statue to a group that will melt it down and use the bronze in another public artwork There were 6 proposals from arts groups historical societies and others who offered to pay up to a $100,000 for the statue as well as a toppled monument of Stonewall Jackson The city council unanimously chose the Jefferson school African American heritage center which was the only local bidder the move one praise from Chilean Schmidt the director of the UVA democracy initiatives memory project Support for swords into plow shares has been overwhelming Our community will confront white supremacy with creativity Beauty

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July trial set for Steve Bannon in Jan. 6 Capitol riot contempt of Congress case

Mark Levin

00:43 sec | 13 hrs ago

July trial set for Steve Bannon in Jan. 6 Capitol riot contempt of Congress case

"A judge has said July 18th as the start day for the trial of Steve Bannon former president Trump's political strategist has been charged with contempt of Congress That in refusing to cooperate with the House of January 6th panel investigating the riots at the U.S. capitol Bannon has pleaded not guilty to the contempt charge should Republicans take over the house in the midterm elections the special committee investigating January 6th would expire at the end of 2022 President Biden and a virtual meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin today The White House says Biden will impose economic sanctions against Russia if the Kremlin invades Ukraine

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Starbucks workers decide whether to form first U.S. union

CNBC's Fast Money

00:30 sec | 13 hrs ago

Starbucks workers decide whether to form first U.S. union

"The company loses a bid to delay a union vote. Let's get to Kate Rogers. She's got the details for us. Hi, Kate. Hey, court, the RB citing once again with workers who are looking to unionize at three Starbucks stores in Buffalo, New York, allowing a vote count of the 81 workers to move ahead on a Thursday being collected tomorrow. Starbucks had wanted this to go to one regional vote. That's a move that typically favors the employer, but that request was denied. In a letter to partners today ahead of this decision CEO Kevin Johnson said,

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Amazon says 'many' services restored after outage disrupts Disney+, Netflix, Slack

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:34 sec | 14 hrs ago

Amazon says 'many' services restored after outage disrupts Disney+, Netflix, Slack

"Steve federman CBS News Los Angeles Amazon Web Services has suffered a major outage all day today disrupting access to many popular sites CNET's Ian sure Amazon is so popular among so many different developers and companies I mean we're literally talking about Disney+ Netflix slack Robinhood stock trading app coinbase from the cryptocurrency world You even have stuff like Amazon's own delivery drivers struggling to be able to deliver packages along their routes And this is during the holidays the worst time for this to happen

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David Perdue announces primary challenge against Georgia governor

All Things Considered

01:02 min | 15 hrs ago

David Perdue announces primary challenge against Georgia governor

"For the most part elected Republicans in Georgia have either stood by governor camp or state quiet as David perdue began his campaign for governor As W ABE Sam greenglass reports that's not been the case on conservative talk radio and cable TV When former GOP senator David perdue announced his plans to primary the sitting governor the news lit up political Twitter Purdue appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News show not long after former president Trump rolled out his endorsement Hannity gave perdue a glowing introduction I've been saying this governor Kemp has lost the confidence of the people of Republicans of conservatives of Georgia David perdue is by far the stronger candidate to go up against Stacey Abrams in Georgia support for produce bid has been more muted so far Eric Erikson is a conservative radio host based in Georgia He criticized produce candidacy on his show reminding listeners that a young Democrat who'd never held elected office before unseated

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Democratic senators want student loan interest waived

All Things Considered

00:49 sec | 15 hrs ago

Democratic senators want student loan interest waived

"That directly affects 46 million Americans Federal student loan debt When he was running for president Joe Biden talked a lot about helping these borrowers He pledged to forgive at least $10,000 per person in student debt a pledge he repeated a few weeks after the election The legislation passed by the democratic House calls for immediate $10,000 forgiveness of student loan just holding people up They're in real trouble They're having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying their rent Those kinds of decisions It should be done immediately One year later he has helped many borrowers but has President Biden done what he said he would NPR's Corey Turner's here to answer that question Hi Corey Hey Ari To start with what has President Biden done for people with student loans

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Judge sets July date for Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 15 hrs ago

Judge sets July date for Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial

"A court date was set today in the case of former Trump adviser Steve Bannon A D.C. federal judge scheduled Bannon's trial on a criminal contempt of Congress charge to start July 18th Bannon's legal team had requested a later trial date for next October the government wanted to get started in April Bannon has defied a subpoena from the committee looking into the capital riot In just a few minutes we'll talk more about that January 6th investigation with CBS's Catherine heritage For 35 maybe you've noticed this driving to and from work traffic and road

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Biden pledged to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt. Here's what he's done so far

All Things Considered

01:04 min | 15 hrs ago

Biden pledged to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt. Here's what he's done so far

"Technically allows his education secretary to cancel loans I've spoken with several experts who say he could do this but it is somewhat controversial and Biden himself doesn't seem to be in a hurry to try it Part of that may be the politics of the cost which would be more than his free community college and universal preschool proposals combined There's also a question of would this kind of move to cancel student debt hold up in court On Friday I spoke with Biden's under secretary of education James and he told me the administration is still working all of this out We are looking very carefully with The White House and the Department of Justice at whether we can cancel loans across the board for everyone and that's something we're deliberations are still continuing So officially are a broad student that relief is still very much on the table I will tell you though I have heard from several advocates who insist if the administration really wanted to do this they could do it today And they're worried that times running out

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Who will lose access to abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

00:36 sec | 17 hrs ago

Who will lose access to abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

"A big approach to conservatives nowadays is overturning roe versus wade, okay? And the theory is that if roe versus wade is overturned, HIPAA, the main law behind medical privacy will be overturned also. Because if roe versus wade is overturned, basically medical privacy is medical privacy. And if roe versus wade is overturned, it's very likely that hippo would be overturned and the government could by law then mandate vaccines or theoretically any

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Biden Supreme Court study panel unanimously approves final report

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:58 sec | 17 hrs ago

Biden Supreme Court study panel unanimously approves final report

"Between the two leaders this year President Biden's panel that's been studying changes to the Supreme Court for months is set to vote on its final report Bloomberg's Nathan Hager has more A draft released last night embraces modest moves like keeping live streaming of oral arguments going and adopting an advisory ethics code But the report stops short of the changes many liberals have been pushing for like term limits for the court and expanding its membership Instead the report weighs the pros and cons of those ideas and discusses whether they'd require new laws or constitutional amendments Many progressives had feared little would come from the commission they viewed it as a way for President Biden to avoid election year pressure over the Supreme Court In Washington I'm Nathan Hager Bloomberg radio Instagram is rolling out a new feature today that urges teens to take breaks from the photo sharing platform It's also announcing other tools aimed at protecting young users from harmful content The company now meta has come under criticism for not doing enough to rein in harmful content and

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Billionaire Michael Steinhardt surrenders $70 million in stolen relics, Manhattan DA says

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 17 hrs ago

Billionaire Michael Steinhardt surrenders $70 million in stolen relics, Manhattan DA says

"Help Art investors should steer clear of stolen or looted pieces and 81 year old New York billionaire apparently didn't do that so he's lost about a 180 works worth some 70 million bucks and after a four year investigation Michael steinhardt's been slapped with a lifetime ban from buying any more relics The hedge fund pioneer was accused of buying looted and smuggled dart from 11 countries Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance junior says steinhardt showed an appetite for plundered artifacts without concern for the legality of his actions A lawyer for steinhardt says his client is pleased he won't face charges We'll talk a little college football with

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Man suspected of being linked to Jamal Khashoggi's killing arrested in France

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:48 sec | 17 hrs ago

Man suspected of being linked to Jamal Khashoggi's killing arrested in France

"Afternoon a Saudi man has been arrested in France on charges he played a role in the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi the post quotes a French source He was a Saudi national was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul three years ago Suspect was arrested at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris while trying to board a flight to Saudi Arabia Reuters reports proceedings are starting to try to extradite him to turkey It's the first international arrest in the case at least 15 men are suspected in the murder Pelant 80 years ago today the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor the attack that pulled America into the Second World War This morning President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden marked the anniversary by visiting the World War II memorial here in Washington

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Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists'

The Dan Bongino Show

00:32 sec | 19 hrs ago

Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists'

"Why is he picking fights with the freedom caucus of all things The freedom caucus The best members of Congress we have right now People I can personally vouch for Whenever that means to you or doesn't are in the freedom caucus I'll get to that in a minute and I'll show you how this guy's totally off base Crenshaw attacking the freedom caucus at an event for a Republican candidate supposedly to get more Republicans elected Just totally bizarre I mean what kind of strategery is that

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Chicago police cancel days off for officers following violent weekend

The Dan Bongino Show

01:03 min | 19 hrs ago

Chicago police cancel days off for officers following violent weekend

"Have retailers that won't institute plans like having security officers in your stores making sure that they've got cameras that are actually operational The mayor also stressed their needs to be greater accountability for those committing crimes No days offer Chicago police officers That's the word from the city's top cop after weekend violence and escalating crime especially among teens a 12 year old girl was shot near millennium park Saturday around 8 30 p.m. She's in serious condition Actor Jussie Smollett on the witness stand again today Prosecutors continuing their cross examination talking about the number of times Smollett drove past the site of where the alleged tact took place and Instagram messages with one of the brothers Smollett says was not unusual for him to drive around and smoke weed He's on trial on charges that he lied to Chicago police about the January 2019 attack in downtown Chicago On Monday Smollett refuted testimony from two brothers who claimed he orchestrated the assault and paid them $3500 to carry it out Well it says the money was for meal plans and training because we wanted to get more toned The charges against small eye carry a possible sentence of three years in prison

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'Omicron,' 'dogecoin' top list of 2021's most mispronounced words

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 20 hrs ago

'Omicron,' 'dogecoin' top list of 2021's most mispronounced words

"The list of the most mispronounced words of this year is out The new coronavirus variant made the list Is it Or And here's one that's a trendy term made popular by Gen Z it can be used broadly to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard Also on the list put together by the U.S. captioning company the food chain chipotle and Glasgow the host city of November's United Nations climate conference which was mispronounced by both president Joe Biden Glasgow

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Survivors gather to remember those lost at Pearl Harbor

AP News Radio

00:06 sec | 22 hrs ago

Survivors gather to remember those lost at Pearl Harbor

"Survivors survivors of of Pearl Pearl Harbor Harbor expected expected to to gather gather later later today today at at the the side side of of the the Japanese Japanese bombing bombing eighty eighty years years ago ago

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Pearl Harbor survivors gather and remember those lost in the attack

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:40 sec | 22 hrs ago

Pearl Harbor survivors gather and remember those lost in the attack

"Last resort Spend 80 years since the Attack on Pearl Harbor Today some of the few remaining survivors are in Hawaii to pay homage to the victims last year the pandemic kept World War II veterans and survivors of the Attack on Pearl Harbor from coming to commemorate the anniversary Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios This is global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick tank powered by more than 2700 journalists analysts more than a 120 countries This is Bloomberg It was a great moment in football history Certainly sharks wrote it down the field And there's so much snow on the field of the packers beat the lines 38 to ten Oh stop that That was a great

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Senator Bob Dole to lie in state in Capitol

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 23 hrs ago

Senator Bob Dole to lie in state in Capitol

"Will take place here in Washington for late senator and World War II veteran Bob Dole The longtime lawmaker who died over the weekend will lie in state this Thursday at the U.S. capitol WT Mitchell Miller has more now today on the hill After serving his country in World War II dull served in Congress for 36 years Most of those years in the U.S. Senate where he rose to majority leader The current majority leader Mitch McConnell notes Dole led the Republican conference for many years before running for president in 1996 He was also a consensus founding legislator an honest broker

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WATCH:  State of emergency declared after major flooding in Hawaii

Morning Edition

00:32 sec | 1 d ago

WATCH: State of emergency declared after major flooding in Hawaii

"From Washington Hawaii is under a state of emergency because of torrential rains and the potential for flooding and mudslides Bill Dorman with Hawaii public radio says the stormy weather has already led to some road closures and power outages The concerns about safety will continue even after The Rain stops The national weather service says all islands face the threat of flash floods and landslides over the next two days and the state of emergency the governor declared on Monday will last until Friday

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Citing 'ongoing genocide,' Biden announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

Morning Edition

01:31 min | 1 d ago

Citing 'ongoing genocide,' Biden announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

"I'm Debbie Elliott in orange beach Alabama No government officials from the U.S. will attend the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing Athletes can still participate but yesterday President Biden ordered a diplomatic boycott of the games White House press secretary Jen Psaki said it was in response to genocide in China's Xinjiang region U.S. diplomatic or official representation would treat these games as business as usual in the face of the PRCs egregious human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang And we simply can't do that China has threatened firm counter measures though it hasn't yet said just what they would be Joining us now to discuss what all this means is Mike maza He's a fellow in foreign and defense policy at the American enterprise institute morning Good morning Debbie So since athletes are still going to compete in the Beijing Olympics what actual tangible effect will this diplomatic boycott have Probably little tangible effect This is a symbolic move in order to express U.S. displeasure in U.S. concern with what are really horrible human rights abuses happening in western China right now What else could the U.S. do to try to force China to improve its human rights record

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WHO strongly advises against convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients

Morning Edition

00:50 sec | 1 d ago

WHO strongly advises against convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients

"Blood donated by COVID survivors could help COVID patients get better But the World Health Organization now says this is not the case WHO experts looked at 16 different studies and found that convalescent plasma doesn't seem to improve a patient's chances of staying off of ventilator or surviving Their recommendation against it is published in the BMJ Doctor cliff lane of the national Institutes of health says in the U.S. interest in this treatment has largely been replaced by monoclonal antibodies We know giving antibodies early in the course of disease is probably a benefit But we certainly can give higher titers of antibody by going with the monoclonals Monoclonals are lab made treatments So the dosage of antibodies can be controlled ping Huang and PR news you're listening to NPR news You're

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New York's mayor announces a vaccine mandate for private companies

Morning Edition

01:05 min | 1 d ago

New York's mayor announces a vaccine mandate for private companies

"New York City has announced a vaccine mandate for private sector workers the first of its kind in the country Here's Elizabeth kem of member station WNYC Over the course of the last 6 months New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has become one of the most prominent proponents of vaccine mandates The city has instituted a vaccine rule for everyone from healthcare professionals and city workers to educators and restaurant employees But on Monday de Blasio a two term Democrat announced on MSNBC that it was now time to include private sector employees who are working in person We've got acron as a new factor We've got the colder weather which is going to really create additional challenges with the delta variant We've got holiday gatherings We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike The news caught the city's business community off guard At the federal level President Biden has sought to impose a vaccine mandate on companies with a hundred or more employees But that effort was temporarily halted in court

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'There was no hoax': Jussie Smollett denies attack was staged during testimony

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 1 d ago

'There was no hoax': Jussie Smollett denies attack was staged during testimony

"An actor accused of cooking up a racist homophobic attack on himself has taken the stand in his own defense CBS is Steve futterman On the witness stand Jussie Smollett denied that he staged the attack This was no hoax he told the jury two brothers testified last week that Smollett paid them $3500 to carry out the attack the actor says the money was for fitness training The Justice Department has ended its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till A 14 year old black boy abducted tortured and killed after he was accused of whistling at a white woman in Mississippi That woman who's still alive was later accused of lying

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DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation after reopening 1955 murder case for new evidence

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation after reopening 1955 murder case for new evidence

"Found The Department of Justice reopened the investigation in 2018 after the white woman at the center of the case reportedly recanted her allegation that till sexually harassed her before he was murdered The department ended the investigation after being unable to find enough evidence that the woman lied to federal investigators The Justice Department is suing Texas over the state's new redistricting maps the department says the maps violate the Voting Rights Act because they discriminate against voters in the state's booming Latino

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