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"angela co chair" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:20 min | 8 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"That leaves us worried about our nation. And our future Together. Bush seemed to reference the January 6th attack on the Capitol and said, while it might seem like violent extremists from within and from abroad don't have much in common in their disdain for pluralism. They are quote Children of the same foul spirit. Asma Khalid NPR news Eight U. S military installations are now taking in refugees from Afghanistan. FORT Bliss in Texas has set up a huge facility to house hundreds of evacuated Afghan families. Angela co chaired a of member station K. T. E P was among journalists who got a tour of the facility. Fort Bliss has transformed a base camp with beds for 1800 soldiers into what the army calls a village with the capacity for 10,000 people. The first Afghan evacuees arrived on a flight August 21st. Most are families about 40% our Children. Fort Bliss. Commanding General Sean Bernabe says the mission has evolved in the past three weeks as we hit the ability to house 10,000. Our party shifted then to improving quality of life in every way possible for our guests. There's religious support, a community center and now a soccer field. Military officials did not allow reporters to interview any of those staying at the Army base, citing privacy concerns. I'm Angela Kerrigan, El Paso. In Mexico. Rescuers are due to resume a search for victims of a landslide yesterday afternoon after days of heavy rain and a major earthquake Tuesday, tons of massive boulders fell on a neighborhood outside Mexico City. This is NPR. Pope Francis leaves Rome tomorrow for visits to Hungary and Slovakia, his first foreign trip following intestinal surgery in July. As NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, the pope describes it as a spiritual pilgrimage to two countries on the periphery of the European Union. The Budapest leg of the trip will consist only in the pope celebrating Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress. Vatican watchers suggest the brevity of the stop. Only seven hours underscores the pope's criticism of the anti immigrant policies of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The official schedule indicates they will meet but not in private. The three day visit to Slovakia includes encounters with its first female president Susanna couple, Tova, a staunch environmentalists, who shares the pope's concerns over the fate of the planet. Francis will also meet representatives of Slovakia's large Roma population and leaders of the Jewish community decimated under the country's pro Nazi regime in World War two. Sylvia Poggioli. NPR NEWS Rome Iran says the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency is heading to Tehran today for talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal. Rafael Grossi is due to meet with Iran's vice president and head of the country's atomic organization. It's gross sees first visit to Iran since the new president there, Ebrahim Raisi took office. The IEA says progress is stalled on two main issues, including monitoring access..

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"angela co chair" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

01:53 min | 8 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"The prevalence of them you and the C 110.1 dot two variant. Is extremely low in the United States, 0.5% from you and nothing for the C 1.2 because the delta variant continues to dominate, others say, regardless of which variant of the virus they are dealing with Vaccination matters. The comments today come after President Biden yesterday issued a sweeping series of vaccine mandates and other steps. Try to slow the spread of the virus. Journalists kind of first look inside the massive facility set up at Fort Bliss to house hundreds of families evacuated from Afghanistan. It's one of eight U. S military installations receiving refugees. And you look at Sharjah from member station K TPS. Details for Bliss has transformed a base camp with beds for 1800 soldiers into what the army calls of village with the capacity for 10,000 people. The first Afghan evacuees arrived on a flight August 21st most our families about 40%, our Children. Four plays Commanding general Sean Bernabe says the mission has evolved in the past three weeks. The ability to house 10,000. Our party shifted then to improving quality of life in every way possible for our guests. There's religious support, a community center and now a soccer field. Military officials did not allow reporters to interview any of those staying at the Army base, citing privacy concerns. I'm Angela co chair again. El PASO Several New York congressional members are calling for the replenishment of medical assistance funds for first responders to the 9 11 attacks. Report runs out of money. NPR's Claudio Gonzalez reports, members of Congress called for the support on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined several of his colleagues in New York to call for passage of legislation to assist the 9 11 1st responders for their courage that day rushed to danger..

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"angela co chair" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:47 min | 9 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. The Biden administration says it may extend the August 31st deadline for the U. S military to fully withdraw from the country as troops work to evacuate at thousands of American diplomats and other personnel from the airport in Kabul. The Taliban says it would not agree to an extension and has warned of consequences of Western forces don't leave Afghanistan by then. In the meantime, refugees from Afghanistan have arrived at a military base in Texas Angela Culture GAH from member station K T P Reports from El Paso. The Afghan refugees at Fort Bliss includes special immigrant visa applicants, their families and other individuals at risk, according to the Army. Press release announcing the first arrival Saturday did not say how many refugees are being housed at Fort Bliss, but indicated about 1000 service members are providing support for what is called Operation Allies refuge. The task force at Fort Bliss is helping with housing, medical and transportation support. More refugees are expected to arrive in the US in the coming days. U S Northern Command is working to build additional capacity of Fort Bliss for it, Lee Fort McCoy and possibly other military installations. I'm Angela co chaired in El Paso. You're listening to NPR news in Washington. Four days after testing positive for the coronavirus. Texas governor Greg Abbott says he has now tested negative for the virus. Texas Public Radio's Jerry Clayton has more. Abbott made the announcement Saturday evening on his Twitter account. I'm told that my infection was brief and.

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"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:57 min | 9 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

"I'm windsor johnston. The taliban continue to make major advances across afghanistan. The militant group captured the country's second and third largest cities on friday as lynn. O'donnell reports taliban fighters are now closing in on the capital kabul. The latest reports put the number of provincial capitals to have fallen at eighteen. this means Probably more than two thirds of the country is now under taliban. Control your rush. They are very very close to kabul and the conditions here are deteriorating by the hour as people are flooding into the capital from all parts of the country to escape. that's leno donald reporting from kabul. Us forces are arriving in the city to help speed up the evacuation of the us embassy. Roughly three thousand troops are expected to be in place by the end of the weekend. A federal judge in el paso has extended a temporary restraining order blocking the governor of texas from restricting migrant travel in the st angelo chirga of member station k. t. e. p. reports the justice department had sued for interfering with federal immigration law during a hearing in federal court in el paso the department of justice attorney argued. The state of texas has no authority to impose its own immigration laws and told the court the state would impede federal contractors transporting migrants in custody and nonprofit groups providing services for migrants who are released to await their immigration hearings attorneys for the state told the judge texas is dealing with a major public health. Crisis and kovic is skyrocketing at the border because of migrants. Most doctors in public health experts. Say there's little evidence of that the temporary restraining order. I took effect august third. I'm angela co-chair gone el paso tech giant apple says it's planning to.

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"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:35 min | 9 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Us is sending thousands of troops to afghanistan this weekend to help evacuate us personnel from the embassy in kabul. It's feared the taliban may attempt to take over the afghan capital in a matter of days. Paul wolfowitz was a former deputy secretary of state under president. George w. bush was part of the team that designed the us military operation in afghanistan. After nine eleven he tells the bbc. The prospect of the taliban controlling kabul is alarming. It's going to echo all around the world. It's going to inspire every terrorists that you can imagine they're going to say. We defeated the soviet union that we have defeated the united states. We're losing awards very bad thing. It's it's up there with vietnam. Unfortunately and it may have repercussions as long as vietnam taliban insurgents now control more than two thirds of the country including half of afghanistan's provincial capitals a federal judge in el paso as extended a temporary restraining order another fourteen days blocking the governor of texas from restricting migrant travel in state governor greg abbott's executive order allows state troopers to stop any vehicle suspected of transporting migrants the us justice department had sued for interfering with federal immigration law. Angelica chair of member station k. T. e. p. reports during a hearing in federal court in el paso. The department of justice attorney argued the state of texas has no authority to impose its own immigration laws and told the court the state would impede federal contractors transporting migrants in custody and nonprofit groups providing services for migrants who are released to await their immigration hearings attorneys for the state told the judge texas is dealing with a major public health crisis and coded is skyrocketing at the border because of migrants most doctors in public health experts. Say there's little evidence of that. The temporary restraining order i took effect august third. I'm angela co chair. Gone el paso a month. Old wildfire is still threatening thousands of homes in northern california. The dixie fire has now burned more than half a million acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes businesses and other structures edwin. The nigga is the public information officer for the california department of forestry and fire protection. He says firefighters are struggling to keep up with crews working here putting out spot fires or like some hot piece of land. That's what we're focused on right now. The dixie fire is among more than one hundred large wildfires burning in a dozen western states. The us forest service says it's operating in crisis mode. Twenty one thousand. Federal firefighters have been deployed more than double the number sent to contain fires last year. This is npr just a few days into the new school year. There was a shooting at a middle school in albuquerque new mexico yesterday. One boy allegedly shot to death another boy during the lunch hour. There were both believed to be about thirteen years old. Investigators are trying to find out what prompted the shooting and how the child had obtained a gun. Stocks ended the week mixed as npr's david gura reports markets where buoyed by new data on inflation. The nasdaq ended the week down about point one percent but the dow was up point. Eight percent and the s. and p. Five hundred point seven percent trading was light as wall street digested new economic. Data a disappointing read on consumer sentiment at its lowest level in almost a decade and new data on inflation. The latest consumer price index for july indicated prices or not rising as much from one month to the next as they have been that bolsters the argument. The chair of the federal reserve has made that recent inflation is transitory. Several fed policymakers said in comments. This week it's time for the central bank to start scaling back. Some of its support to markets as a result david gura. Npr news ford motor company. Says it will ask the. Us patent office to resend trademarks obtained by its rival general motors for the terms crews and super cruise cruises the name of the gm subsidiary developing autonomous cars while super crews. Gm's hands free technology. Ford says term should not be registered as trademarks since any number of companies use them in connection with drivers technology. I'm nora raum npr news..

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Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers for Contributing to Arms Trafficking Deaths

Texas Standard

01:09 min | 10 months ago

Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers for Contributing to Arms Trafficking Deaths

"Brown. The Mexican government is suing several leading gun manufacturers in the United States, alleging their business practices lead to weapons smuggling across the border and deaths in Mexico. Angela co chair gave Katie P. Reports from El Paso. In the lawsuit. Mexico's government alleges top U. S gun manufacturers including Smith and Wesson, Colt and Glock know their practices facilitate arms trafficking. Mexico estimates 70% of the illegal guns in the country are from the U. S, including those smuggled from Texas and other border states. Mexico's Foreign minister Marcello Abrar, traveled to El Paso Tuesday to mark the two year anniversary of the mass shooting. During an interview after the remembrance ceremony, he said Mexico had built a case based on intelligent Turkey. The link between guns sold in the U. S. And deaths in Mexico. The Mexican government estimates at least 17,000 murders involved traffic guns in 2019. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in US federal Court in Massachusetts, where a leading gun distributor is

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"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

03:56 min | 11 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Could be topping. it could be steel on a twisting. It could be some of the debris raining down so we concentrated in those areas. No word yet on the cause of the collapse. The forty year old waterfront building was in the process of undergoing mandatory. Inspection amy held. Npr news the justice department is suing the state of georgia over. Its new election law. Alleging it restricts ballot access for black voters attorney. General merrick garland says the law was passed. Even though the most recent election had record turnout then in march of two thousand twenty one georgia's legislature passed. Sp two oh too. Many of that law's provisions. Make it harder for people to vote the complaint alleges that the state enacted those restrictions with the purpose of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race or color georgia is one of several republican controlled states to impose new voting restrictions this year federal legislation proposed by democrats to protect voting rights was blocked by senate republicans. This week vice president carmela harris got a firsthand look at conditions on the southwest border during a visit to el paso friday. Angela concerto of member station k. T. ep has more the vice president toward a border patrol processing center. Where she spoke with the el paso border patrol chief and several agents. She also met with five migrant girls ages nine to sixteen who drew pictures for her and told the vice president what they wanted to be when they grow up the visit included a stop at the bustle the northeast international bridge where the vice president toured the area where asylum applicants are screened and temporary holding area for children who arrive at the border alone. The vice president also met with immigrant advocacy groups. She said the biden administration is committed to an orderly and humane immigration system. I'm angela co-chair gone el paso. A heatwave is expected to continue this weekend in the pacific northwest. The national weather service has issued excessive heat warnings for parts of california oregon and washington state. You're listening to npr news. A judge in minneapolis. Friday sentenced former police officer derek. Chauvin to twenty two and a half years in prison for the murder of george floyd. The black man died last year after chauvin had pressed his knee on the next neck for several minutes after arresting him on suspicion of passing counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The death of an outspoken critic of the palestinian authority is sparking large demonstrations and a rare public criticism of palestinian leader mahmoud boss npr's deborah amos reports activists and critic nizar not a forty two year old house painter who also wrote a popular and scathing blog died in the custody of palestinian security officials. This week his family describes a violent arrest. Dozens of palestinian officers who came for him at three am and beat him with batons the palestinian government that has limited self atonomy in parts of the israeli occupied. West bank has recently arrested dozens of opponents as its popularity has plummeted among palestinians but not staff is seen as a crisis. Palestinian officials have promised to fool investigation in demonstrations on thursday palestinians called for the fall of the regime and get out abbass deborah amos. Npr news jerusalem sydney. Australia is going into a two week. Lockdown saturday as health officials struggled to contain the highly infectious delta corona virus. Variant sydney is australia's largest city home to more than five million people. I'm nora raum npr news..

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"angela co chair" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:55 min | 11 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"The eight seven in houston. I'm kiro cly governor greg. Abbott has followed through on his threat to veto a line item in the new state budget that pays legislative staff. It's in retaliation after a walkout by house. Democrats in the final hours of the regular legislative session that blocked controversial voting bills targeting harris county in total. The governor vetoed twenty-one bills. You can learn more about them in statewide news at eight thirty. However one of the bills was related to pets. Abbott vetoed legislation. That would have prohibited the chaining of dogs without water shade and shelter. It comes as multiple. Problems are striking local animal. Shelters and andrew schneider tells us early. Summer is already a particularly rough time for pets in the houston area. Heatwave has led to at least two dogs dying as a result of being left outdoors without access to water food or shelter. Julie castell of houston. Spca urges owners to make sure they know where their pets are at all times. It really is critical that people remember up to bring your pets in at the hottest part of the day which is not noon between two and four montgomery county. Animal shelter is reporting that it's over capacity with hundreds of animals in its care cancel says that's typical at this time of year. Air is an extensive amount Orphaned puppies and kittens. That are newborn and really neat round the clock care on top of that. Houston's animal shelter bark had temporarily closed last week to address an outbreak of distemper and upper respiratory illness dogs. I'm andrew schneider in houston Fort bliss soldier has begun serving an eighteen year sentence. Private christian was convicted for sexually assaulting two women reporter. Angela coach arrigo was at the five day. Trial private christian. That other was convicted in a court. Martial at fort bliss. A military judge on friday found the twenty year old guilty on sexual assault charges involving two women and not guilty for sexually assaulting two others a lot other victims. Include a woman who testified. He choked her. The other victim. Is private asia graham. She died new year's eve months after she reported the sexual assault last week. The army released autopsy results that show the nineteen year old died of an accidental overdose of a mix of sentinel and synthetic marijuana. I'm angela co-chair gano paso. Houston's are no longer being asked to hold back on. Electricity used to avoid stressing the electrical grid. The texas tribune reports the power conservation notice expired late. Friday and grid conditions remained stable through the weekend as temperatures hit the upper nineties last week. Urquhot asked texans to cut back on electricity. Use setting off concerns..

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"angela co chair" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

06:25 min | 11 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Nine. The National Weather Service says it believes a tornado touched down. More suspected tornado behavior was then seen in northern Indiana. Senate Democrats are pushing to hold a vote this week on voting rights legislation. It's opposed by Republicans, and it doesn't have the support of key West Virginia Democrat Joe Mansion. But NPR's Mara Liasson says that mansion is introducing his own voting legislation in an effort to win bipartisan support. The new development was that Joe Manchin The centrist Democrat from West Virginia proposed a slimmed down version of this bill. It would include requiring voter I d, which Republican support it would also make election Day of federal holiday would ensure 15 days of early voting. His fellow Democrats accepted this new version, but Republicans dismissed it out of hand. NPR's Mara Liasson reporting Russian authorities say that country is facing a surge in coronavirus infection rates. That's due to the increased presence of the delta strain. Charles Means has more from Moscow. Infection rates have tripled across Russia in the past few weeks, with Moscow hit hardest. The city's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, says the delta strain now accounts for nearly 90% of all new coronavirus cases. That's forced the government to reintroduce some pandemic restrictions and Russia additional beds to makeshift covid wards, abruptly ending what had been months of relative normalcy despite Russia claiming to have developed the world's first covid vaccine with its Sputnik V shot. Just 10% of Russians have been fully vaccinated. Thus far. Officially, Russia has recorded 125,000 deaths from Covid 19. Critics argue excess mortality rate show the real number is far higher. For NPR News. I'm Charles means in Moscow, a top tourist spot in Georgia continues to undergo changes in an attempt to downplay its connection to the Confederacy, but as a meal market of member station W. A B reports The group that oversees Stone Mountain Park is facing pressure to do more. The parts board of directors is set to vote on a new logo this afternoon last month had passed a resolution moving Confederate flags away from a main hiking trail. But those changes have done little to satisfy activists who want something done with the 90 FT. Tall Stone carving featuring Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The CEO of Stone Mountain Park. Bill Stevens says the Parks Association with Confederate imagery is hurting business at three hotels inside the park. But he also says the board is limited how much it can change. Because of a state law that protects Confederate monuments for NPR news. I'm a meal. Moffett in Atlanta, This is NPR. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. Houston area leaders are criticizing the governor for vetoing part of the new state budget that pays legislative staff. Governor, Greg Abbott had threatened to do just that. After a walkout by House Democrats in the final hours of the regular legislative session. The walkout denied a house Corum to vote on controversial voting restrictions that Abbott had prioritized. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo slammed the governor's veto and in a tweet called it a serious separation of powers issue. The voting bills are expected to be the topic of a special session this summer. Roughly 86% of Texans with federal flood insurance could see their premiums go up next year when a new program goes into effect. As our environmental reporter Katie Watkins tells us the federal government is revamping how it calculates flood risk for the first time in 50 years. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is updating its insurance program to better reflect two properties flood risk. Sam Brody, a professor at Texas A and M Galveston, says This comes as climate change and our built environment are causing more homes to flood than ever before the existing rate structure was unsustainable, so there was too much money going out. And was going into the insurance pool to the point where FEMA was $24 billion in debt. Updated program also aims to make the system more equitable by lowering rates for less expensive homes, according to FEMA, roughly 11% of flood insurance holders in Harris County. Could see immediate decreases to their premiums. Others in Texas could see a jump of as much as $100 a month. I'm Katie Watkins in Houston Fort Bliss soldier has begun serving an 18 year, three month sentence. Private Christian Alvarado was charged with sexually assaulting four women, including two fellow soldiers. He was convicted for two of the sexual assaults. Reporter Angela Co chair Go, was in the military courtroom for the five day trial in El Paso. Private Christian Alvarado was convicted in a court martial at Fort Bliss. A military judge on Friday found the 20 year old guilty on sexual assault charges involving two women and not guilty for sexually assaulting two others. Alvarado's victims include a woman who testified he choked her. The other victim is private Asia. Graham. She died New Year's Eve months after she reported the sexual assault. Last week. The army released autopsy results that show the 19 year old died of an accidental overdose of a mix of fentanyl and synthetic marijuana. I'm Angela coach Jurgen El Paso. Expect overcast skies today, showers and thunderstorms likely late in the day with highs in the low nineties. Right now it's cloudy and 82 degrees here in the My Ireland area. Tonight. Showers and storms with lows in the upper seventies and more of the same tomorrow. Rain expected with highs in the nineties. I'm Kyra Buckley News 88 7 Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Morgan Stanley with now what's next, a podcast about what post pandemic life might look like. Journalist scenario Glinton talks with CEOs, college students, delivery people and others where podcasts are available. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noel King. And I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning. As U. S troops leave Afghanistan this summer they leave behind a country.

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"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:38 min | 11 months ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from npr news in washington. I'm korva coleman. President biden is to open in some at this hour with russian president vladimir putin geneva biden prepared for the summit by meeting with european allies including g seven leaders and nato officials. Npr's got detroit says. Today's meeting will last several hours and biden. Putin have a lot to talk about. They're definitely going to just discuss cyber-attacks ransomware attacks. The white house has pinned on criminals operating within russia. Of course the election interference that hangs over this relationship and you other low key issues. Nuclear stability climate change things like that and and one more thing to mention human rights specifically the imprisonment of alexei navalny. Npr's scott detro- reporting democrats continue to negotiate with republicans over president biden's infrastructure package but democrats are preparing to try to go it alone. Npr's giles snyder reports. Senate majority leader chuck. Schumer is set to pave the way today. The white house is still negotiating with a bipartisan. Group of senate republicans and democrats on a scaled back agreement but senator schumer says he's meeting privately with all eleven democratic members of the senate budget committee to get the ball rolling on a second track. A budget resolution that sets up passage of president biden's fiscal priorities. Without republican support. The bipartisan nearly one trillion. Dollar deal would limit spending to mainly roads. highways and bridges. Democrats want to be ready in case talks fail and if they accept the agreement they wanna have an avenue open for democratic priorities such as climate change in spending on healthcare and childcare. The white house is expected to update lawmakers on where talks. Stand next week trial snyder. Npr news vice president harris meets at the white house today with a group of democratic lawmakers from texas these lawmakers walked out of the state legislature last month they blocked republicans from passing a bill restricting voting in texas the country's largest protestant domination has elected a new leader at its meeting in nashville from member station w. p. l. n. blink farmer reports that the southern baptist convention has chosen a pastor. He is known for his work in racial reconciliation. The election of alabama pastor. Ed lytton is considered a slight rejection of the more conservative wing of southern baptists. Lytton is a relative unknown. Seen as a uniter in a time when the denomination is deeply divided on gender and racial issues for instance. They spend much of tuesday's debating whether to condemn critical race theory. Lytton calls it a distraction and says members can see racial injustice. All around them. I think a movement could be started very simply if if we would encourage people to get out of the bubble and to to actually look around began to ask god open their eyes. If clinton's more conservative opponent had prevailed at least one black southern baptist preacher said publicly he would leave the denomination for npr news. I'm blake farmer in nashville. This is npr. A federal judge in louisiana has blocked president biden's moratorium on certain leases for oil and gas drilling. The biden ban applies to drilling on public lands and offshore waters in the gulf of mexico and alaska. A group of state officials says the ban causes economic harm and did not follow proper procedure. The judge ordered the biden administration to resume plans for lease sales to women who alleged they were sexually assaulted by a fort. Bliss soldier in texas have testified at his court martial. Private christian is also accused of sexually assaulting private asia. Graham showed died in her barracks. News eve for member station k. T. e. p. in el paso angela katrina reports. The women who took the stand tuesday offered emotional testimony about allegedly being sexually assaulted by private christian alvarado. One was a fellow for blue soldier now serving at another military installation. She met out about other at a firing range in may of twenty twenty and invited him to a party. She said after a night of heavy drinking she woke up in an el paso hotel room as out of other was leaving and could not remember what happened. I let others. Ex-girlfriend provided detailed accounts of two alleged sexual assaults in his hometown may say or zona alvarado has entered a plea of not guilty. I'm angela co-chair now paso china is getting ready to launch. Three astronauts into space their launch is set for tomorrow to china's news space station while there will be aboard for three months. Parts for china's space station were launched in april. The astronauts will work to make it more habitable. I'm korva coleman. Npr news in washington..

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"angela co chair" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily

Coronavirus Daily

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily

"From central america to the. Us border isn't just dangerous. It's incredibly expensive but smugglers don't necessarily require full payment upfront. Which makes migrants even more desperate to make it to america and pay off their debts. Angelo co-chair with member station k. Ep in el paso texas has more on august throw sat on a curb just steps from an international bridge in downtown. What is mexico and considered her options. She left guatemala earlier this month with her twelve year old daughter and nine year old son and the animated she says border patrol agents. Turn them away after they finally reached the us. They'd walk two hours through thorny brush in the desert to get to the outskirts of el paso even so she's leaning towards trying to cross again. I think if it is at the name though that that's because she still owes thousands of dollars to the smuggler. Who brought her this far and she needs to find work in the us to pay that debt smuggling organizations make huge profits moving migrants these days mostly from central america through mexico and across the border to get to the us migrants often have to go through these transnational criminal organizations or tc. Ceo's tci control all corridors arauz during an interview at el paso border patrol headquarters to agents talk about their efforts to track smuggling operations. They spoke on the condition that we not use their names to protect their safety. They have their own checkpoints. They have their scouts. Its it's a controlled area smugglers or goethe's have long been a on the southwest border in recent months. Though the agents say they've been particularly brazen surveillance footage shows smugglers dropping. Young children over a fourteen foot border wall and leaving others on their own three years old five years old unattended out there in the in the desolate area. We had eight year old abandoned into desert. The border is still closed to most migrants under a pandemic health order but the biden administration has meant allowing unaccompanied children into the country. Jeremy slack a professor at the university of texas at el paso who researches migration issues says smugglers used those policies to their advantage. They encourage parents to send their kids across the border alone while offering to help sneak adults into the us if you really wanted to go after smuggling new create a system at the border where people can sign up in philip their forums show up get processed in early way. That will take the wind out of sales for now. The dangers of illegally crossing the border without a smuggler are common. Knowledge says this man from cuba. He's been waiting in what is for more than a year for the chance to ask for asylum in the. Us issue going off. He says if those who control the border find you trying to cross. They'll ask for a password. If you don't have one things go badly. Smuggling organizations are also charging more these days because it's harder to cross the border. Johanna swat paid seven thousand dollars to get from honduras to the texas border. She say she has to make it to the us so she can work to pay the half. She still owes them with that. One along salah radler so far. She's crossed the border finkel. Five times plans to try again after coming this far. She's decided there's no turning back angela. Co-chair up with npr member station k. T. e. p. reporting from juarez mexico. It's consider this from npr. I'm audie cornish. And i'm jonathan wilson from w. a. m. u. dc mayor. Muriel bowser administration issued an executive order on friday that suggested people could enter businesses without wearing a mask if they were fully vaccinated that news receive swift backlash and the bowser administration backtracked. The next day earlier today she was asked to clarify what went wrong with the policy announcement. I'm gonna tell everybody go to the mayor's order to read it for themselves That's number one number. Two there was a air Outta my that's just plain simple. And so what is correct was posted on saturday. It's consider this from npr and wmu support for consider. This from wmu comes from e. way for more than twenty nine years a and its affiliated companies have been developing new modern homes that offer life within walking distance more at e. y. dot com slash w. Amu zuckerman spader a litigation firm representing clients in high stakes disputes investigations and at trial. When the lawyer you choose matters.

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03:32 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on KPCC

"Who were admitted to our facility. Two in critical condition and the rest in guarded condition have shown signs of significant improvement. Overnight. Antifreeze causes kidney damage and in high doses can lead to death. The Army has launched a criminal investigation into the poisonings. I'm Angela co chair gone. EL Paso. US. Consumers closed their pocketbooks slightly last month, not withstanding the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Commerce Department reporting that consumer spending fell 2/10 of 1% the second straight monthly decline. Just the latest sign Consumer spending, which drives roughly two thirds of overall U. S. Economic activity has been affected by the Corona virus pandemic Since making a brief bounce back last spring. It's barely grown as the pandemic has continued to worsen. Stocks ended a rough week on Wall Street Down sharply the down drop 620 points today to close a 9 29,082. The NASDAQ fell 266 points. This is NPR. And from KPCC news. I'm Nick Roman. With the stories we're covering. At 704. The number of new coronavirus cases is going down across California, Same for the number of covert 19 patients in hospitals. But hospitals are still packed and KPCC Jackie 48 says One reason is a lack of oxygen cove in 19. Patients who recover enough to go home from the hospital often need supplemental oxygen. Their lungs are very damaged from the disease, and without it, they can't breathe. But with so many covert patients, oxygen companies are having a hard time keeping up. Kevin Metcalf is the CEO at Memorial Hospital of Gardena, five patients they could go home on oxygen. I'm finding I can't get him out of the hospital because we can't find home oxygen companies that have access to oxygen. The state Office of Emergency Management says People who have recovered must return their home oxygen kits and canisters. Help free up hospital beds. L A hospitals are still well over normal capacity and ICU beds remain extremely limited covering health. I'm Jackie 40. The reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot a metro train rider in East L. A is up to $35,000 L. A county supervisor Hilda Solis, added 10,000 this afternoon. Train operator is in the hospital in stable condition. The shooting happened at 4 11 this morning at the Indiana L Line station, a man wearing jeans, a gray hoodie and a white hat shot twice through the cab window. L. A County Sheriff's department is handling the investigation. 706. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the National Endowment for the Arts, the federal agency that supports the arts and creativity in communities across the nation. More information is available at arts dot gov and the listeners who support this NPR station. Some measures. The pandemic broke the fashion industry, but maybe it was already broken by the time the pandemic hit if you were a brand that did couture And you also did. Menswear. In addition to women's where you were producing, you know two dozen collections a year, the corona virus and the future of fashion Next time on. It's been a minute from NPR now on Saturdays at two on 89.3 kpcc. Thistles, one AM.

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03:08 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on KCRW

"Here's NPR's Ryan Lucas. Have inclined. Smith pleaded guilty last year to altering an email that was part of an FBI application to get surveillance on a former Trump campaign advisor. At his sentencing hearing, the former FBI attorney took responsibility for his actions. He said he deeply regrets the harm he caused. The bureau, the Justice Department and his former colleagues. U. S District Court Judge James Boasberg says clients miss actions did indeed inflict damage, including to the reputation of the court. The judge says clients. Miss actions appear to be quote the on Lee Stain on his record and character and handed down a sentence of probation client. Smith is the only person so far to face charges as part of special counsel John Germs investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington An investigation is underway into what caused nearly a dozen soldiers to get sick during a training exercise in El Paso, Angelika Terek of member station Katie Pieces. Two of the soldiers are hospitalized in critical condition. The 11 Fort Bliss. Soldiers required medical attention after consuming a substance Thursday at the end of a training exercise for Bliss has not identified what caused the illness except to say it was not food for police officials say they're working with law enforcement to investigate the incident, and leaders are in constant contact with families of the six soldiers. I'm Angela, co chaired in El Paso. The Dow Jones industrial Average is down 471 points or 1.5% at 30,131. This is NPR. President Biden's first trip outside the White House since taking office was to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was meeting today with wounded service members. His son, Beau, who served as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard, died at Walter Reed in 2015 from cancer. Mexico has now surpassed India in the number of people dying from Cove in 19, putting that country in third place behind the United States. In Brazil. MPR's Carrie Kahn reports more than 1.8 Million people in Mexico have tested positive for Corona virus more than 155,000 of them. Have died. In the past weeks, new records in the number of confirmed cases and death have been shattered in the past 24 hours, Nearly 20,000 new cases were detected in more than 1500 deaths confirmed But officials admit Mexico's numbers are much higher due to the low rate of testing in the country. In Mexico City and surrounding suburbs. Hospitals are full ambulances reportedly wait hours to discharge patients and oxygen supplies are limited. Mexico's ambitious vaccination program has run into logistical snags to mostly due to delays and delivery of vaccines. Carrie Kahn NPR NEWS Mexico CITY New allegations of miss spending our emerging in Puerto Rico more than three years after the U. S territory filed for the biggest U. S. Municipal bankruptcy in history. Today, a federal control board overseeing the Commonwealth's finances announced it even after being warned of a problem What our egos Education Department still kept paying salaries to people. It was no longer employing more than $28 million in.

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KQED Radio

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on KQED Radio

"With all our leaders states. Local and national leaders to make sure that all passes represented. We get open under control. This weekend, El Paso reported 41 additional deaths and 827 new cases. I'm Angela co chair gone. El Paso more than 1.2 million voters and Georgia have requested an absentee ballot. The January 5th. U. S. Senate run offs a meal. Moffett from member Station W A. B EE reports barring a court order the rules governing absentee ballots and Georgia won't change before the critical January runups that will determine control of the U. S. Senate. Status had no excuse absentee voting since 2005. But some Republican lawmakers are promising changes when they return next month based on unproven allegations of massive fraud. That worries former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The challenge they see now is not that there is any proof of widespread voter fraud. Their concern is that there's widespread use by voters who chose not to elect their selected candidate. President elect Joe Biden won two thirds of the mail in vote to be the first Democrat to carry Georgia since 1992 For NPR News. I'm a meal. Moffett In Atlanta On Saturday, The Georgia Supreme Court dismissed the latest trump lawsuit attempting to overturn the state's presidential election. Joe Biden won You're listening to NPR news. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating the hacking of federal computer systems, including at the departments of Treasury and commerce. The attacks were disclosed days after a national Security agency warned Russian government hackers were exploiting vulnerabilities in a system used by the federal government. The government has not said who is behind these attacks. Investors will be paying close attention this week when the Federal Reserve holds his last meeting of the year. MPR's Jim's early reports that policymakers meet on Tuesday and Wednesday and are unlikely to change interest rates. Still, investors will be listening to hear where they see the economy going. Despite big progress in vaccine development, coronavirus cases air surging and there's evidence the economy continues to slow. Unemployment claims surged last week. Congress has so far been unable to agree on another stimulus bill and Brexit is looming, which is sure to disrupt trade in Europe. Meanwhile, important numbers on retail sales will be released on Wednesday, and they should shed light on how the slowdown is affecting consumers. Jim zero. Lee NPR news author, Gianluca Ray has died, his agent said. He died Saturday in Cornwall in southwest England after a short illness. His family said it was pneumonia. Look around, was a British intelligence agent who became a British spy novelist writing such classics as the Spy who Came in From the Cold. And Tinker. Tailor, Soldier Spy General Prey was 89..

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02:39 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"News. I'm Janine Herbst. Russian hackers are believed to be responsible for breaches of U. S government computer networks, including those at the Treasury and Commerce departments. As NPR's Greg my re reports U. S Cyber Security officials say they're not trying to determine the full extent of the damage. Russia's foreign intelligence services scene is the likely culprit for the hack that's apparently been ongoing for months. But was only recently uncovered by U. S authorities, according to media reports. Cyber security officials at the Department of Homeland Security, said quote we have been working closely with our agency partners regarding recently discovered activity on government networks. Email systems at the Treasury and Commerce departments were breached. According to the reports. The investigation is now checking on other government agencies to see if they were also victimized. Greg Meyer E NPR NEWS Washington The head of the Food and Drug Administration is defending the agency's process for reviewing visors. Covert 19 vaccine appears Joel Rose reports the FDA commissioner has faced mounting pressure from the White House to speed up the process. Dr. Stephen Hahn, the FDA commissioner, denied President Trump's claim that the vaccine could have been available a week sooner. On, said in multiple interviews that the FDA is decision to authorize the vaccine for emergency use was based on science, not politics. Here. He is speaking to CNN. Nothing guided our decision. No external comments. No external pressure other than the science and data guided our decision making. Han was asked several times whether Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, had threatened his job on said that was an inaccurate description of their conversation, but declined to go into details. Joel Rose. NPR NEWS Washington This is the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U. S surges now past 16.2 million with nearly 300,000 deaths this, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Any hospitals around the country say their intensive care units are full with covert 19 patients and that they're low on staff and I'll PASO, Texas how the pandemic was handled, played a big role in the mayor's race this weekend. Remember station Katie keep Angela co chair go reports, the incumbent was ousted in a landslide. First, her mayor, De Margo, split with other local officials, who pushed for more stringent measures to protect the public during the pandemic. Former mayor Oscar Lisa one nearly 80% of the vote in Saturday's runoff election, Lisa told Kay via television. He's ready to get to work. Look forward to working with all our leaders state.

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KQED Radio

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of protection of their home WiFi network with advanced security. It's now 7 30. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Hurricane Iota is now a Category five storm with top sustained winds of 160 MPH. It's heading for the northeast coast of Nicaragua, where evacuations have been occurring. Landfall is expected by tonight. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Florida are describing iota as a catastrophic hurricane with a deadly storm surge. It's the record 30th named Storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Moderna says Early data show It's experimental Corona virus vaccine is nearly 95% effective in preventing covert 19. The results are from a study of 30,000 adults in the U. S in EL Paso, Texas. Hospitals are overwhelmed with covert 19 patients. Angela coach Ergo with member station K T E P, says 10 Mobile morgues are now being used there. There are so many bodies arriving at the medical examiner's office. El Paso is relying on inmates from the county jail to help they're moving bodies to refrigerated trailer truck set up as mobile morgues. Workers volunteers under the supervision of sheriff's deputies. El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego expects more covert deaths based on the number of patients in intensive care. I know the trajectory, you know, it's gonna be throw a ball. You know what's gonna land right? And the trajectory is horrible. More than 1100 Cove in patients are hospitalized with more arriving daily. I'm Angela co chair again. L Paso. Colleges and universities across the U. S or seeing a sharp drop in new international students enrolling in person or online amid the pandemic. The survey out today from the Institute for International Education says that number is down 43%. Live from KQED News. I'm Brian what the Corona virus pandemic has hurt California's foster care system. That's the focus of a state Senate Human Services Committee hearing today, KQ BDs, Nina Thorsen reports. A report prepared for this hearing finds the pandemic has hit the 60,000 kids in the state's foster care system, especially hard. From the youngest ones who may have missed out on in person time with their biological families to college students who had no place to live after their dorms close down. State and nonprofit groups provided extra funding for distance learning technology for foster kids, but some are still having problems accessing it. And caseworkers are worried they won't be able to make their monthly visits in person. If covert 19 gets worse, But they're young clients might not feel safe reporting any problems they're having over zoom. I'm Nina Persson. Cake. MediaNews king Tides are expected today They are large and could cause flooding in areas close to or below sea level. Like San Francisco's Embarcadero. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory until two PM today for the entire coastline between Sanoma County southward to Monterey County. Meteorologist Rick Canada. The potential for flooding is there, but it's not quite as severe is it who would cause property damage or loss of life? The tides could bring the water level up almost 7 ft and caused overflow in roadways, underpasses and sidewalks in Oakland on Brian What KQED News Support today comes from total wine and more with over 1000 wines, 4000 spirits and 2500 beers. Now nine locations in the Bay Area ahead on morning edition. The corona viruses spread to most everywhere in the U. S. And experts are advising against large Thanksgiving celebrations. More on that and you research on a link between covert 19 and mental health disorders ahead on KQED Public Radio and morning edition. After some morning fog. Some cloudiness mostly sunny skies ahead today for most of Northern California Bay Area highs sixties to the low seventies, partly to mostly sunny Sacramento today, a high of 69 degrees for Sacramento. Rain in the forecast tomorrow. Support for NPR comes from Charles Schwab is part of their modern approach to wealth management. Schwab is committed to putting clients interests at the heart of everything they do. Learn more at Schwab dot com. Entire rack, offering.

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KCRW

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on KCRW

"Experimental Corona virus vaccine is nearly 95% effective in preventing covert 19. The results are from a study of 30,000 adults in the U. S. In El Paso, Texas. Hospitals are overwhelmed with covert 19 patients. Angela coach Ergo with member station K T P, says 10 Mobile morgues are now being used there. There are so many bodies arriving at the medical examiner's office. El Paso is relying on inmates from the county jail to help they're moving bodies to refrigerated trailer truck set up as mobile morgues. Workers volunteers under the supervision of sheriff's deputies. El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego expects more covert deaths based on the number of patients in intensive care. I know the trajectory. You know, As you know, if you throw a ball, you know what's gonna land right? And the trajectory is horrible. More than 1100 Cove in patients are hospitalized with more arriving daily. I'm Angela co chair gone. El Paso. From KCRW. I'm Cherry Glaser with state and local headlines. A federal judge in New York has handed another setback to the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA. That's the program that protects from deportation. Thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as Children as NPR's Joel Rose reports, the judge says one of President Trump's acting agency heads was wrongfully acting in his job. The judge found that Chad Wolf was not lawfully serving is the acting secretary of Homeland Security when he issued a memo suspending new applications for DACA. The Trump administration has tried for years to end the program. That's formally known as deferred action for childhood arrivals, which protects young immigrants brought to the country illegally as Children. The Supreme Court blocked the administration from ending DACA in June. Federal judge in Maryland, then order DHS to resume accepting new applications. Instead, Wolf tried to limit DACA again. But a judge in New York ruled the DHS did not follow its own rules of succession when Wolf was appointed. That his doctor memo is therefore invalid. NPR's Joel Rose reporting An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting of two women at a warehouse party in South Los Angeles. Over the weekend, LAPD homicide investigator Ryan Rabbit told KCBS. The women weren't a large gathering when an altercation led two shots being fired both inside and outside the warehouse. We believe there were multiple incidents, so we believe it was something happened inside. We don't know if it's began inside and spilled outside or the other way around. One of the women died inside the warehouse, the other outside on the sidewalk they have not been identified. Both were believed to be in their twenties or thirties. Most of the party goers left the scene after the shooting before police could speak to them, according to LAPD Commander Vic Novelas, He says investigators are still trying to determine what prompted the shooting. There were a number of people present. And we certainly are hoping for persons who saw something to come forward and say something to us. We need their help in this case under the county's covered health guidelines, large gatherings like the Warehouse party or not permitted And a rare alignment of the sun. The moon and Earth is creating big tides in Southern California so big. In fact, these air called King tides. The tides will reach nearly 7 ft. In some areas, enough to push the water level well across the sand. It's some beaches. The tides are expected to last until tomorrow. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations and from Charles Schwab as part of their modern approach to wealth management..

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Additional care sites to be set up in El Paso as COVID-19 surges

NPR News Now

01:04 min | 1 year ago

Additional care sites to be set up in El Paso as COVID-19 surges

"In El Paso Texas. The city is getting ready to use the convention center. To care for covid nineteen patients as hospitals reach capacity, the state sending additional equipment and more medical stuff to help and a curfew starting at ten pm tonight has just been put in place Angela coach Arrigo for member station K. T. e. p. reports the city has the highest rate of infection in the state El Paso hospitals are close to running out of beds and staff. To treat covid nineteen patients as the city reported more than twelve hundred new cases on Saturday a daily record El Paso Public Health Director Angela Mata Sunday is that critical moment we are going through Paso and we call on the members of the community to work with us in cooperate importing this spread down in the next fourteen days by staying home. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. The State is setting up a field hospital at the El Paso Convention Center to expand capacity in the region. I'm Angela co-chair Gun El

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"angela co chair" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"angela co chair" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Ah Big call to make. CNN announces that we call Florida in the AL Gore column This is a state both campaigns desperately wanted to win by CNN right now is moving our earlier declaration of Florida back to the too close to call column at 18 minutes past two o'clock eastern time. CNN declares that George After Bush has won Florida's 25 electoral votes. You know, Ron, there was just so much confusion going on. Remind us of what happened, especially that night. That very night. We thought or initially, that trend was going to give Florida to Al Gore. He seemed to be ahead in the exit polls. You seem to be ahead of the early count and at about eight o'clock even before eight o'clock, The Associated Press called Florida for Al Gore. Now this was crucial even early in the evening because we were looking at Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan as the pivot states in that election. And if Florida the largest where to go early for Gore, and actually, we thought he was in better shape in Pennsylvania and Michigan. He did, and appointing both of those we thought that might be the ball game. And so when The Associated Press went with Gore for Florida before eight o'clock that was huge, and the networks Quickly pressed their people to make a prediction. And even though I think most of the folks that those networks were a little wary, and I know it, NPR the guy who was advising us Andy Kohut, the late Andy Kohut Saying way too early, be cautious. Florida's hard to call and yet most everybody called it, including us that was clearly premature. It was premature. And then we went into the recounts in the state of Florida. It was so close, and then the legal battle and all the way to the Supreme Court took over a month. So when people talk about the idea that we wouldn't have a winner on election night, It's not unprecedented, and it wasn't that long ago that we didn't know. Was there anything wrong with that in terms of how our democracy is supposed to work when the court said, stop counting that gave the electors for Florida to George W. Bush and when the electoral college then met? Shortly before Christmas, which is right on schedule that gave an official imprimatur to the election. Whatever else you wanted to say, no matter how much you objected, no matter how much you thought it was a miscarriage of justice. The Electoral College did its constitutional job. And then the Senate ratified that when it came back for its new session in January, And that's that, So if it was unsatisfactory, and it took a long time, it did follow the book. So what about the situation we're facing now? There's a lot of concern that basically because so many Democrats are voting by mail Mohr so than Republicans that maybe the count on election Night could favor Trump. And he'll use that to his advantage. And then maybe later, Biden takes the lead and President Trump has already been saying that there's the election is rigged. And there's going to be fraud in the mail in votes that he may say, Wait a minute. They're stealing it from me, and people will believe that. What about that? There's that possibility, Jeremy if the president chooses to look at a process that is legitimate, and that counts the ballots according to each state's laws, and they're different from state to state about when they will count a ballot that was not in hand on election Day. If the states followed their laws, and the courts uphold that the states did so then that is the legal result of the election. Not what the tally looked like on Election night. The tally on election night is always always unofficial and partial. But it's indicative and that's what the news organizations go by what is indicated now the actual legal process of certifying all this that goes on for weeks and weeks in the electoral college is I said, doesn't meet until just before Christmas, so All the official acts would still have time to happen. The problem we would have would be if one side of the other and the president is making a lot of noise about this if one side of the other refused to accept the result. Al Gore could have fought on in 2000. He chose not to. He chose to concede and say the Supreme Court has ordered an end and I'm stepping back. Which brings us to the news media. This is Tom Brokaw anchoring NBC's election night coverage back in 2000. The votes have been counted and it's not up to the networks to get him there. The network's tonight I think that it's fair to say Think I indicated earlier. We don't just have a guitar face. We've got omelets all over our suits, A TTE this point and on her face and everywhere else, Ron, what did the media need to do this time around to make sure that they don't? Create a situation where they're acting on incomplete information. The network's need to make a decision between wanting to be as accurate as history would demand them to be. And wanted to be first in saying, we know who won. And what we have had over the years between news organizations and not just television networks, but between news organizations. We've had a pride of going first, winning the race to be the first to know the first to report we have a winner. And the idea of knowing as fast as possible became part of our culture. And of course you've heard the president say we have to know on election night or we don't go on election night. It's not official. Well, of course, we didn't know in the year 2000 and there have been other years as well when it wasn't truly clear, so it really doesn't matter whether you know the first night of the second day. Or not, What matters is the legal, accurate and official count, and that might take some time this year Run. Let me just ask you one more thing because after that election in 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote. It was theological college that gave George W. Bush the victory President Trump same thing Back in 2016. He won the Electoral college but lost about a vote. Every time that happens, there's a movement to get rid of the electoral college or at least change it. Make it proportional or something like that. We never do that. Do you think that the US will ever get rid of the Electoral College? Unfortunately, getting rid of the Electoral College has become a partisan issue. For a very long time. There were as many Republicans who thought we ought to as there were Democrats who thought we ought to. But because thie true most recent instances of the Electoral college, contradicting the popular vote, both favored the Republican candidate. You have a lot of Republicans now a little disquieted by the idea of losing the Electoral college, and there has always been a streak of conservative thought. At the Electoral College was a good thing to give the state's entities of the states as much importance as they were given in the Constitution that is NPR Senior Washington editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Ron. Thank you so much as always. Thank you, Jeremy. Smuggling persists during the pandemic. U. S Customs and Border Protection officers say they continue to seize large loads of drugs on the Texas Mexico border. The contraband also includes a popular Mexican delicacy. As Angela co chair Go from member station K T E P reports. It's a lot of baloney. Customers at the Lama. Texas Meechum in El Paso comes for me that quality.

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