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Biden Administration To Tackle Economic Disparities Caused By COVID-19
"The pandemic made existing economic inequalities in this country even worse. So what does the biden administration plan to do about that. Npr's asia roscoe talk to john jones chief economist at the labor department and the first black woman to hold that job employers added more than nine hundred thousand jobs last month. That's a banner number for any administration and the unemployment rate dropped to six percent but general jones. The first black woman to serve as the top economists for the labor department says you have to dig further into those numbers whenever someone tells me a headline number or tells me the economy is doing really well. My immediate follow up question is for who and who's being left behind and who is not included. The answer as it has been for years is a lot of the country that is not white or male with the growth in vaccinations. Businesses like restaurants and hotels are making more money and hiring more people. Jones says that's good news for black. And latino women who are over represented in the leisure and hospitality sector. Still unemployment only failed to seven point nine percent for latinos and nine point six percent for african americans if the overall unemployment rate was nine point six percent for all workers we would be running around with our heads on fire that is crisis levels of unemployment and jones says that even a return to pre pandemic jobless levels will not be good enough for many people. During the trump administration the low unemployment that preceded. The pandemic was promoted as a top accomplishment. Here's former president trump. In his farewell address we reignited. America's job creation and achieved record low unemployment for african americans hispanic americans. Asian americans women almost everyone but even at those historic levels. African american unemployment was still about double white unemployment for jones. Those sorts of details are significant
4 victims of California office shooting identified, as suspect charged with murder
"Sir Chang and I'm Audie Cornish. This hour. We'll look at how faith communities approach pandemic lockdown differently. One day, we're gonna look back. And this is just gonna be a story that we tell what kind of story do you want to tell? Also one of President Biden's campaign promises was to overhaul the criminal justice system, and advocates say they are waiting for some real action now. Absolutely anxious form or change to come from this administration on criminal justice reform and how the Biden administration hopes to reverse systemic racism that's been baked into America's infrastructure. Now the news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Veteran Capitol police officer is dead and an unidentified suspect was also killed after police say the individual rammed his car into the officers, then into a barricade outside the U. S capital today. We say the suspect was shot and killed after emerging from the vehicle, brandishing a knife and moving towards police. It all happened here. The Russell Senate office building just after one p.m. today still not clear what was behind the incident, though it comes on the heels of the January six attack on U. S Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump that also claimed the life of the Capitol police officer. U. S Capitol police officer who died today has been identified as William Billy Evans, an 18 year veteran of the force. A second Capitol police officer was injured. Have the Minneapolis Police Department homicide division testified today. Kneeling on the neck of a suspect who was handcuffed amounts to top tier deadly force and it should have stopped. Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, a long time officer on the force testified today and travel Derrick Show Vin the actions by the former officers saying they were totally unnecessary putting your neon and neck For that amount of pot that amount of time. Is just Uncalled for. I saw no reason why The officers felt they were in danger if that's what they felt showing faces, murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd last year, prosecutors say corrected police video shows Trovan, who was white, kneeling on the black man's neck for more than nine minutes. Man has been charged with the murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday attacking a Southern California office building that left four people dead, including a nine year old boy. The Orange County district attorney's office is 44 year old Harmony, a dob galaxy. Gonzalez was charged with the attempted murder of two police officers after shooting at them when they reached the scene. Police say Gaxiola knew the adult victims. It's not clear what the motive was behind the attack. President Biden says the latest jobs report shows the U. S economy bouncing back, But he said the country still has a long way to go towards recovering from the pandemic. NPR's Asia, Roscoe reports employers added 916,000 jobs in March. That was the biggest game in jobs since last August. President Biden says the economy is doing better because of rapid growth of covert 19 vaccinations and government aid. He warned. That is too soon. For Americans to return to life is normal. So I ask I plead with you. Don't give back the progress. We've also fought so hard to achieve. Need to finish this job. Every American to buckle down and keep their guard up. This home stretch bite and also pushed for Congress to take up his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. But some Republicans have opposed the proposal, which would raise taxes on corporations. Aisha Roscoe NPR news U. S. Financial Markets are closed today for good Friday. This is NPR from W. H E News in Atlanta. Good afternoon. I'm Jim Burress. Right now we have clear skies 55 degrees. It's 504 Major League Baseball says this July's All Star game will not take place in the Atlanta area following the signing of a bill that makes sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws. Meal. Moffett reports. Baseball was set to hold its Midsummer Classic and truest Park on July 13th, but Friday announced it would be relocating the game. A Republican backed bill signed into law March 25th has received substantial pushback from voting rights groups and corporations. Measure overhauls many of the state's election laws, including restricting the use of absentee ballot, Dropbox is adding I d requirements for vote by mail and giving lawmakers more control over the state's election board. In a statement, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said moving the game was the best way to show the MLB supports voting rights and fair access to the ballot box. Mio Moffett W. ABC News The Cobb County says it's rental assistance program was the target of a cyber attack. Stephanie Stokes has more The county's program offered $21 million to help tenants who are behind on rent demand was so strong earlier this year that the cab closed applications after little more than a week. Now, the county says it's email for receiving those applications may have been compromised. I found out within five minutes and disabled the email. The county says it also disconnected the affected server. It's unclear how much information was compromised. An investigation is underway. The cab was one of several counties around Georgia who received federal rental assistance funding.
Biden to announce US will donate $4 billion for COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries
"The bite administration will provide four billion dollars to an international alliance aimed at distributing covid nineteen vaccines to less wealthy countries. Npr's asia roscoe reports president biden will officially announce the investment in virtual meeting of g seven leaders. Tomorrow the us government will initially provide two billion dollars to help with vaccine distribution in ninety two low and middle income countries. An additional two billion dollars will be doled out through twenty twenty two. The funding was approved by congress. In the corona virus aid package passed december. The official said allowing the virus to spread unchecked and other countries puts americans at risk by allowing more variance of the virus to develop biden is expected to urge other wealthy countries to step up with their own contributions to the vaccine. Alliance ice roscoe. Npr news
Biden's Minimum-Wage Proposal: When Would It Reach $15 an Hour?
"Democrats in Congress are advancing President Biden's $1.9 Trillion covert relief package without Republicans. Planning to use a procedure known as budget reconciliation to pass it with a simple majority. Still, MPR's Asia. Roscoe reports President Biden's plan to boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Is not now appear likely to get done. President Biden says his proposal to raise the minimum wage will likely not survive in the Senate. He told CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell that he still believes that Congress should vote on an increase to be phased in overtime. I'm prepared as prez United States on a separate negotiation on minimum wage toe work my way up from it what it is now by then also said he's not willing to negotiate on the amount of the $1400. Let's check included in the aid package. But he said he is willing to impose tighter limits on who receives the direct payments based on income. Aisha Roscoe NPR news
First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming
"Transition. The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is due to be released this week. We have details from NPR's Asia. Roscoe in an interview with NPR's Michele Martin, Barack Obama says he never bought into the idea of a post racial America. He says he understands that some people expect the U. S to have made more progress. When it comes to race. I think the reason that I don't plunge into despair Probably has to do with The fact that I tend to take a long view on things. Obama also talked about the need for pursuing bipartisanship, he says. There's a way to reach across the aisle without being a sap. But he admits that voters tend to reward rather than punish lawmakers who choose to take the obstructionists route.
Trump 'symptom-free for over 24 hours', doctor says
"House physician Sean Conley says President Donald Trump has been fever free for more than four days. NPR's Asia, Roscoe reports trumps doctor also says his vital signs remain stable and in the normal range. In his latest update on President Trump's health, Dr Shannon Conley said in the memo that Trump has been symptom free for more than 24 hours. Trump was hospitalized last week after testing positive for the Corona virus. He received supplemental accident on at least two occasions after contracting the virus, but kindly, said Trump is not needed any oxygen since his initial hospitalization. The White House has provided only short written. Updates from Trump's doctor over the past two days, currently has not provided information on the state of Trump's lungs, or the last time you tested negative for the Corona virus and other relevant details about Trump's care. Aisha Roscoe NPR news
Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month
"President Donald Trump will announce that seniors on Medicare will have the option of signing up for plans that limit copayments for insulin to thirty five dollars a month in peers Asia Roscoe reports that trump has pledged to take action to lower prescription drug costs the new plans are slated to be available at the start of next year C. mo Verma who had centers for Medicare and Medicaid services says many seniors may be able to pay even less than thirty five dollars a month for insulin it's important to note that this is just the maximum we fully anticipate that many plants will go further and lowering or even eliminating co pays for and one for me says the administration negotiated this agreement between insulin manufacturers and major health insurance companies and that there may be similar deals for other drugs in the future president trump has pressed for legislation to address prescription drug prices but the administration has yet to reach an agreement with Congress I use Roscoe NPR
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"HD New York U. S. is struggling to have enough tests to effectively handle the cold in nineteen pandemic one of the nation's biggest medical testing companies has acknowledged the backlog of at least one hundred fifteen thousand test results come in slowly V. capacity to process and do the testing is stretched incredibly thin I'm Richard take it's morning edition from NPR and WNYC coming up governor Phil Murphy talks about the situation in New Jersey also we'll look at what lessons can be drawn from the nineteen eighteen flu pandemic and some who signed on to work with Mike Greenberg on his presidential campaign are now suing it's Friday April third the news is next this is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman president trump says he expects he'll be using the defense production act in coming days to help with shortages of medical supplies and beers Asia Roscoe reports the White House had previously been resisting calls to use the law president trump has directed his administration to use its authority under the defense production act by face mask from the company three M. he said there would be more actions like this we anticipate issuing more orders under the defense production act in the very near future trump is also using the act to help get materials for six companies that produce ventilators state officials have been asking the administration to use the law to help get medical equipment where it's needed most but the White House have repeatedly said it did not think it was necessary because companies work why parading on they're all ice Roscoe in PR news the labor department will release its latest monthly report on unemployment this morning last week's first time unemployment claims spiked to six point six million a record high today's monthly report for March will only show part of the economic damage that's because it's based on surveys conducted three weeks ago before aggressive shelter in place orders were imposed by states the nation's beleaguered airlines need to apply for their share of fifty billion dollars in federal assistance by the close of business today otherwise it may be delayed and here's David Schaper reports many in the industry are saying the financial relief probably won't be enough the coronavirus economic relief package gives airlines twenty five billion dollars to cover their payrolls for the next six months but airline industry analyst Elaine Baker says that may only delay mass layoffs until October because if some travelers are flying again by then she says it'll only be the beginning of a long and slow recovery we think it will be a twenty twenty two or twenty twenty three at the earliest before we can't see anything like a normal year the federal relief package also makes available another twenty five billion dollars in loans but.
Trump invokes Defense Production Act
"President trump says trade adviser Peter Navarro will be the administration's point person for the use of the defense production act NPR's Asia Roscoe reports trump is now exercising his authority under the law today he directed GM to comply with government call for ventilator president trump says US will have an additional one hundred thousand ventilators available in a few months that's triple the amount he said the U. S. usually makes in a year he did not detail how the US will meet this target Peter Navarro says he's been focused on the issue I have personally been working with FEMA and I've been working with HHS and in over ten ventilator companies making sure we can get what we need as quickly as possible trump has resisted ordering companies to act but said the government ran into a problem with GM over cost GM said it's been working around the clock to meet the urgent need for
Trump defends US coronavirus testing, says it's gone 'really well'
"Trump says he discussed a potential pay roll tax cut with Senate Republicans today but offered no details on what the administration might support NPR's Asia Roscoe reports trump also defended his administration's overall response to the coronavirus president trump says he's pleased with his coronavirus task force and he does not think he needs to make any adjustments to his team he rejected criticism of the rollout of testing for the virus no I think the US is not a very good job on testing and we had to change things that were done that were nobody's fault health officials have a knowledge that there were delays in manufacturing and distributing testing kits while more tests are being shipped now the administration has not provided numbers on how many people have actually been tested in the United
Trump pardons ex-'junk bond king' Milken, commutes Blagojevich sentence
"President trump is granting executive clemency to several high profile people convicted of crimes such as bribery and insider trading he's decided to fully pardon junk bond king Michael Milken and trump's commuting former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is prison sentence allowing him to walk free at least four years earlier than expected and peers Asia Roscoe has more on that president trump says he commuted the sentence a former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich because he felt he had spent enough time in prison look what you've it's has been behind bars since twenty twelve after he was convicted on corruption charges related to his attempts to sell the Senate seat of then president Barack Obama also pardoned former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former NFL owner Edward DeBartolo junior you know often times pretty much all the time I really realized the recommendations of people that them other public figures pardon by trump in the past include former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and conservative commentator Dinesh d'souza ice Roscoe NPR news
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"The trial begins on Tuesday on a pay it play another clip of the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi talking about the stakes of the Senate trial and with the focus will decision to come down in favor of litigators is an assessor tainted by the clear evidence that we should have witnesses and we should have documentation and we have to make the strongest prosecution not only a very very strong case but although all the information that has come forth sets I Asia Roscoe from the white house's perspective I mean they they've been they've been giving mixed messages on whether or not they want witnesses or not yeah they they've been kind of all over the place and and they've been talking about this idea that there were that the president has said he's open to witnesses that he's leaving it up to Mitch McConnell that he trusts him any trust Republicans in the Senate but then at the same time he did tweet that maybe they should just dismiss the whole thing out of hand but he did tweet today that all of this work was supposed to be done by the house and not the Senate and that could be a reference to this idea that they should bring witnesses because all of this should have been dealt with in the house and they shouldn't breed bringing new evidence in the Senate okay another important day in the impeachment process speaker the house Nancy Pelosi naming the seven house managers will prosecute the case against president Donald Trump when the U. what when the Senate trial begins on Tuesday we were joined in studio by White House reporter.
U.S. on alert after North Korean "Christmas present" threat
"The United States is on alert in Waco north Korea's threat to give the US a so called Christmas present and Paris I Asia Roscoe reports that North Korea said a year end deadline for the two sides to reach a deal on nuclear talks north Korean officials have not said what the Christmas present might be but experts are on the look out for some type of provocative action to go she says between the two countries have not made much progress even though president trump met with north Korea's leader Kim Jong hoon twice this year the key sticking point is Kim's demand for immediate sanctions relief president trump says that Kim must dismantle north Korea's nuclear weapons program before sanctions can be lifted North Korea analysts say the regime may take aggressive action to try to force another summit with trump US officials have expressed hope that the conflict can be resolved I used to Roscoe NPR news
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"We will broadcast that live when they come to the podium they are expected to explain which articles of impeachment they will pursue and here is national political correspondent moralizing and White House correspondent Asia Roscoe are with us in studio this morning we also have and here's Kelsey smell joining us on the line from Capitol Hill welcome to you all Kelsey I'm gonna start with you you've been talking to your sources on the hill what have you been able to glean about what the substance of the articles will be what we are expecting to hear is that there will be two articles of impeachment and from what I'm hearing it looks like they have couldn't that if they've they've they've settled on abuse of power an obstruction of Congress now what the details are of the additional charges with in those articles has yet to be revealed I think it's really important to look at what that will include though is that'll tell us a little bit about who they expect to vote for these different articles the articles themselves are kind of an over arching umbrella and they can contain a bunch of additional charges and they can also contain that the additional evidence so we could see parts of the Ukraine investigation and one but as some members were telling us even as early as last week there was pressure to try to put a pattern of behavior and establish that by discussing things that were put in the Muller reports so we'll be here to see how they establish their their case for the two charges that they are going to put forward today the market was in their risk of including the molar report in this like the people out there saying if you make this too broad if you go back to the mall report then that's gonna make it harder to sell one of the debates the Democrats have been having among themselves is whether that's a good idea or not and it's kind of a double edged sword there are Democrats who felt that he should be impeached for UPS the obstruction that he committed that Mahler put in his report on the other hand one of the political weaknesses for Democrats is that they have been talking about impeaching the president for a long time over many things and that's one of the arguments that the Republicans are making that you would have impeached him no matter what you've been talking about impeachment ever since some of you got to Congress you know they've been playing the rishi to to leave cut over and over again and peach the blank both lanes could be true yes both there can be true to what about from the beginning yes and he could have yeah this is yes and but that's what makes it hard because you impeachment as we say over and over again here at NPR is a political process you want to make a political argument that can can convince the largest number of people and Democrats have to figure out what's right you know what's what's how do you make sure he's not above the law but also how do you convince them large number of people that what you're doing is the right thing I mean I Asia so we're talking about ten potentially an article of impeachment about abuse of power and also obstruction of Congress the White House I mean this this originates in the fact that the White House has refused to hand over documents and key witnesses correct yeah I mean they have taken this position a specially you know since the basically since the Democrats I took over the house that they don't have to cooperate and they continue that with this impeachment inquiry they told they told officials not to testify some of them some of the career people did go against them and went ahead and did did that but they have kept documents and they have just the the White House is taking this position that they don't have to comply with what Congress is asking and soul and there was this question in all of and as some of the arguments that the Republicans were making was that that that the way the Congress should have done more to try to force people to testify that they should have done more in it to to kind of force the issue I think Democrats were looking at it and saying that it would just drag out and that that's what they didn't want to happen because that's what happened with the Muller in Korea it's kind of like the white has created a situation that allowed Republicans to say Hey you're not getting what testimony from people with first hand knowledge all this is hearsay how can we impeach someone in here say well the White House has refused to allow people who had direct contact with the president testified although one of the the the strongest arguments I think that Republicans are making is that the Democrats could have pursued two tracks at once they didn't have to wait till the courts resolve this but why didn't they have the courage of their own convictions to actually issue a subpoena to John Bolton which they did not do why did they pull back the subpoena from John Milton's former deputy which they did it so they haven't you know they they haven't tried to get that that testimony with every possible tool that they had at the same time they don't want to wait they don't want to delay the process they could do both of those on this the same test is the argument that of that constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley had been making when he testified before the house Judiciary Committee right he was a witness that Republicans had called and he said listen Democrats you will strengthen your argument if you let the court splayed out on on these contested subpoenas that somehow he was arguing that and less Congress let that play or at least go to court I don't have to wait for them to decide but at least go to court and then yeah Congress is going to be the one of the ones of using a power not the president which was something that Republicans seized on I mean I want to play a clip from an interview we did earlier this morning with a democratic member of the house Judiciary Committee congressman J. Apollo of Washington state because this isn't as Democrats see the obstruction charge in particular is not about of a **** for tat your house and you're not you're not releasing the documents you should she sees the stakes as far higher let's listen to this clip that obstruction of Congress essentially means that we no longer have a democracy we no longer have those checks and balances that the framers were so intent on providing so that no one individual or one body in this case since we have three would ever be unchecked in its power Kelsey what what do you make of that is that something that you're hearing from other members yeah that's absolute the one of the part part of the big discussion here I should say that we are seeing the tears approaching right now we have Jerry Nadler is approaching the day aside with the other chairs of the committees were participate in the investigation and speaker Pelosi is with them as well speaker Pelosi approaching as well as because he says with the committee chairs are listing special coverage the committee chairs the congressional leadership in the democratic caucus will soon announce the articles of impeachment we've known that this step is coming and now Nancy Pelosi presumably will will announce what is in those articles you're listening to NPR special covered for just a awaiting Nancy Pelosi as she business Erica from members of Congress is the solemn aft to take an oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States this great respect and gratitude that I think of the chairs of the committees the six committee set them working to help us honor our oath of office also like to thank the staff of those committees and the committee members of for all of the work of this period of time to help us protect and defend I thank the chairman of the Judiciary Committee Mr Nazar tear the intelligence committee Mr Schiff a tear of the ways and means committee chairman all the chairman the chairman the chain mail Massachusetts the chair the foreign affairs committee Eliot Engel of New York the chair of the financial services committee Maxine waters of California the chair of the committee on government reform and oversight congresswoman Carolyn Maloney I also want to acknowledge the important work that was done by our dear departed may rest in peace Elijah Cummings last year of the committee of the oversight committee now please to yield to the distinguished chair of the Judiciary Committee Mr NASA.
Pelosi Expects Public Impeachment Hearings to Begin This Month
"Morning the house has formally approved an impeachment inquiry focused on president trump it was very nearly a party line vote it establishes a process to make the inquiry more public people investigators have interviewed in private may be interviewed again at hearings seen on TV the White House we should recall has not disputed the facts found in testimony and documents for the most part president trump did ask you cranes president to investigate Democrats including his political rival Joe Biden the president instead argues that his conduct was quote perfect and that the investigation is unfair Hogan Gidley as Deputy Assistant to the president in the White House principal deputies press secretary he's on the phone good morning Sir good morning does the house vote in the process it's now been set up for public hearings make this process any more fair well two things first let me start off with the premise out right which is completely incorrect the president was talking to president elect give out corruption it is not the link you ran on and one on looting out corruption in Ukraine is a worldwide fact everyone knows that Ukraine was a corrupt country that's why the Lynskey was able to win so easily the present was simply talking to him about the corruption use of the term I wanna make sure justice Mr Gidley I want to make sure we're clear on this you said the premise was incorrect I've just been reading again the transcript of the caller not a transcript the record of the call the president asks about a couple of specific things one is a conspiracy theory involving crowd size crowd striking the Democratic National Committee server the other involves Joe Biden and a son hunter Biden does the only things the president asked about of all the possible corruption the only things the president asked about do you disagree that the president last you lance president on down let's talk about where his political rivals for twenty twenty everyone in the world and forgive me but I'm old enough to remember when Democrats actually cared about what happened the twenty sixteen election nobody was talking about and quite frankly this is what the president ran on in one on one and that is making sure that the money we give these countries these hundreds of millions of dollars are actually spent wisely now I understand Democrats don't care about how we spend taxpayer dollars at home much left abroad but this president does let me just to the impeachment vote I think we should move there well let me bald head straight way to Hogan we've got a we've got a corrected fact here you said the president did not ask about a twenty twenty rival the record of the call the White House record the call the record you released says that president trump asked about Joe Biden so that is totally false what you just said why do you say that falls thing in relation to the twenty sixteen corruption he wasn't talking about twenty twenty and you and your listeners know that what I was biting involved with the crowd strike thing exactly if you're talking about the twenty sixteen election and you're talking about the corruption is it related to Ukraine you talk about the person who dealt with Ukraine that was killed by I'm sorry but running for president doesn't insulate you from any criticism or any investigations widely true let's go on to your question about the process now because you want to make a point about the process and whether it's more fair right it's not what the Democrats here have done is his right sham impeachment process all behind closed doors without any sunlight whatsoever selectively leaking pieces of information without full testimony to try in building narrative moving into the second round the vote yesterday except say we're gonna make portions of the next part public after we've already tried to tie dye your hands down your feet blindfold you put in a closet and beat you senseless they were just got take the blindfold off around two round three is organised taken from the Judiciary Committee and we expect though that you're gonna be blade up enough where it won't matter the problem is too they're fighting against the Donald Trump is gonna stand up around three fight back yeah it's interesting I think Democrats would characterize it differently but there is an element of truth in what you said that they would have to admit which is that they've just taken a bunch of testimony in these private hearings and they're going to call those witnesses back in public and expect them to stand behind those stories which we which we largely now is that going to make it challenging to defend the president in public right and face cross examination so so do you do you do you think that there's going to be difficulty defending that case given that so much of it is already on the record no because you're only hearing you know selective pieces of one portion and then also yesterday for example I don't think you're doing a private is beginning to backfire their reports Mister Morrison testimony was that he felt the present had done nothing wrong nothing illegal so they're all types of things coming out of these hearings and and you're kind of making not white which is it be really nice for the American people to get to see this out in the open and in public if you get a parking ticket your forty due process you can confront the policeman who gave it to you you can talk to the judge about it you can submit evidence you can ask questions although although as you know the police might investigate that and private first then you get a trial which could be coming who knows how can get les thanks so much really appreciate it thanks for the time he's Deputy Assistant to the president and NPR White House reporter Asia Roscoe as been listening and what struck you there well I I think we we got a a a glimpse of what the White House strategy is on this this idea that everything goes back to twenty sixteen and he did not specifically say president trump on that call with the Ukrainian president say I want you to investigate my twenty twenty rival I'm it himself and then it's a twenty twenty rival that saw them but he didn't say I want you to do this for twenty twenty and that's kind of what White House adviser kellyanne Conway was saying yesterday he did not specifically say it I am but I I think what Democrats and what others are saying is that just the very fact that he was asking for this investigation and at the same time holding up aid that that looks like pressure to them and we should remember that even though this Tim Morrison of that national security council did say yesterday or we know in his opening statement that he didn't think anything illegal happens there are other officials who say that they were very concerned by that call and peers Asia Roscoe thanks so much thank
Trump lifting sanctions against Turkey after ceasefire agreement
"Spear a trump administration official says the US will be monitoring the implementation of the agreement between Turkey and Russia to jointly patrol areas in Syria NPR's Asia Roscoe reports president trump announced he would be lifting sanctions on Turkey after it agreed to a permanent ceasefire in northern Syria administration official says Turkey should be careful about any deals it makes with Russia the official said the US will be keeping an eye on the treatment of people living in those areas and urged all sides to ensure that no civilians are forcibly removed from their homes Turkey and Russia agreed that both countries will patrol the land currently occupied by Kurdish military forces once the Kurdish fighters withdraw the move made blues Russian influence in the region with Russian troops that to replace US troops who wants patrol the area president trump has said the US will leave a residual force in Syria but has not specified how many service members will remain I use a Rasco MPR news
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"The effects of the worst terrorist attack on US soil are still being felt including in Afghanistan where the US is still engaged in what has become its longest war. N. entrances there are at least five people in the running to replace former national security adviser John Bolton and peers Asia Roscoe reports Bolton stepped down yesterday president trump says that John Bolton was not aligned with his plans for foreign policy Bolton was known for his hawkish views in trump said he clashed with other officials he's somebody that I actually had a very good relationship with but he wasn't getting along with people in the administration that I consider very important trump says he'll announce Bolton's permanent replacement next week but in the past the president has not always stuck with these self imposed deadlines since Boulton's exit several National Security Council staff members have announced their departures including indices spokesman gear marquee ice Roscoe NPR news Washington the Dow closed up two hundred twenty seven points to close at twenty seven thousand one hundred thirty seven this is Amy held in Washington and you're listening to NPR news. General Motors is recalling nearly three and a half million pickup trucks and SUVs in the US in order to address a brake problem and here Scott Horsley reports the move follows a similar recall in Canada announced in June the recall covers certain models of Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks as well as escalade Yukon suburban and Tahoe SUVs built between twenty fourteen and twenty eighteen the company says in rare cases of vacuum problem in the vehicles power assist breaks can lead to reduce stopping power at low speeds the problems and blame for more than a hundred crashes and more than a dozen injuries GM says despite the problem the vehicle's brakes still meet federal standards the fix will involve reprogramming a backup system to engage at lower speeds Scott Horsley NPR news Washington a federal judge in San Francisco today order to star cast to pay a one hundred million dollar fine in a canned tuna price fixing scheme the Pittsburgh based company had been asking for that find to be cut in half arguing the full penalty could bankrupt it last year starkest pleaded guilty to a felony price fixing charge in connection with a conspiracy involving three companies south Dakota's biggest city is still cleaning up after tornadoes struck overnight the storm hits who falls crushing buildings downing power lines and prompting the rapid relocation of dozens of patients in a damaged hospital no serious injuries were reported I mean he held in Washington you're listening to NPR news. Hey Brandon how's the under I'm going so far so good Adria we've heard from listeners all over again what what is that sound more what sound it sounds like you're setting.
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"Longer than previously allowed under a new administration role NPR's Windsor Johnson reports the government's decision is likely to be challenged in court the role change eliminates the Florence agreement which prohibits the government from detaining migrant children for more than twenty days the department of homeland security says migrant families will now be housed at detention facilities until the courts consider the request for asylum the changes are designed to discourage people from crossing into the U. S. illegally and made crowded conditions that many detention centers the role is expected to take effect this fall that's an peers Windsor Johnson reporting president trump says he's still interested in expanding background checks for gun buyers and peers Asia Roscoe has more in trump's latest confab with the head of the national rifle association about potential gun control policies president trump says he did not tell in our rates chief executive Wayne lapierre that changes the background checks were off the table Joe says he wants to close loopholes in the law but he also wants to protect gun owners we can't let that slow go so we see that we're talking about background checks but all of a sudden we're talking about let's think everybody's got away people need weapons unfortunately for protection truck called for action from Congress after mass shootings in Ohio and Texas in recent days though he's talked more about addressing mental illness than about gun control measures that the NRA typically has a pulse I seraphic out NPR news the White House as the U. S. and Afghanistan's Taliban holding goshi shins to an eighteen years of fighting and enable thousands of American troops to come home.
Critics Question Trump Tax Plan Meant To Boost Struggling Communities
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from American pest open your doors, who healthy pest free home with American pest, offering safe environmentally friendly pest control solutions throughout the DMV for over ninety years. Learn more at American past dot net. Some American neighborhoods are struggling even in a strong economy. How much can a new tax break help them? NPR's Asia Roscoe reports standing in front of a massive crowd in Orlando last week. President Trump may this promise to help poor neighborhoods, we will expand opportunities Jones so that no community is ever left behind passes, the part of the twenty seventeen tax cut law. The opportunities owns program allows governors to make some low income areas in their state eligible for federal tax incentive, Trump often refers to the program when talking about what his administration has done for struggling rural and urban communities and as a part of his outreach to black America. Skins. The policy is also been championed by lawmakers, such as Senator Tim Scott a Republican, and Senator Cory Booker, a democrat running for president projects are underway throughout the country. On an empty lot and tippy Zona private equity investors in fficials gathered in the white tent for groundbreaking of the plane ninety unit affordable housing complex. Former Arizona governor Jan brewer spoke really thrilled to see all of you. Thank you so much for clear. There were shovels and symbolic tossing of dirt has particular property. If you look around, here's pretty blinded. You've got some dilapidated buildings. That's Quin Palomino CEO virtual partners the private equity firm, that's building the project do its opportunities own fund, and you have investors who would not have normally invested in this project. It's opportunities. Owns is really been an incredible tool. This is an old idea. That's been supercharged by the 2017 tax law. Stuart Butler is one of the conservative scholars credited with bringing the original idea of so-called enterprise zones to the US in the nineteen eighties Butler, who's now with Brookings Institution said the vision was to make it easier for people living in poor areas to be able to start businesses in their own neighborhoods. The second piece of it. Whereas to say, let's look at tax relief, and let's relief taxes reduced taxes on people who take the risk of investing in a poor and difficult neighborhood. Stays introduced. Their own versions of these loans in the federal government followed suit, launching the empowerment zones program in the early nineties backers of the new opportunities zone say they are totally different though program required states to compete for tax breaks in grants Butler, Greece's latest program is different and that worries them maybe they went too far in this current version. There are more than eighty seven hundred opportunities owns covering nearly thirty five million Americans and vessels can defer their capital gains taxes through twenty twenty six by putting their profits in opportunities zone funds that invest in these communities. The longer the investors keep their money in the fund the more tax benefits. They receive the concern is that wealthy people will pour money into these, multimillion dollar funds. But Butler says the development may not help low income residents. It's a -tracting the wrong kind of investment lodge scale investment, which may lead to far greater gentrification. And removal of people rather than the original intent of the enterprise zone idea. But these critiques are off base says Doron Smith. He's deputy director of the White House office of American innovation. Smith says local governments can work to protect their residents vacation and not something that's happening. Every city is not happening in, like the Mississippi delta right houses, very affordable down there. So for us to create economic development tool that tries to fix a problem only hurts us some urban areas. That's not smart. The White House has also set up a council to help target Federal Housing grants and other funds specifically for the tones. But it's unclear whether these owns will truly spur new investments, especially in places that were already on the upswing says Timothy Weaver, a professor at SUNY Albany, who has studied these types of programs people who were going to invest anyway. And now getting a tax break and to maybe you're gonna get shifting of investment from outside of zion's to inside of designs. And any the case what you'll likely to see our rent's going up for everybody, even some of the earliest opportunities zone supporters, say there needs to be more information about where the money is going. There are bipartisan bills in congress, that would require the government to track whether benefits are actually flowing to the communities that are in need. Isha Roscoe, NPR news, the White House support for this podcast and the following message come from NC TA, the internet, and television association, whose members are building the ten g network of the future that aims to deliver residential internet speeds of ten gigabits per second. More at ten g platform dot org.
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"Or taking a step back after coming awfully close to a fight in response to the running attack on an unmanned. US drone in the Persian Gulf this week. President Trump ordered a military strike on Iran, only to cancel that order, as US forces were just minutes away from tacking. He says he changed his mind after being told there'd be a lot of casualties on the ground. He says that would not have been proportionate to Iran's attack in which no lives were lost NPR's Asia, Roscoe, says that's raising questions about what's driving. Trump's decisions Trump does seem to be pulled in opposite directions. Like he he wants to show that he's tough. And he's certainly surrounded by some hawkish advisors. But he also campaigned on the idea of removing the US from major conflicts in the Middle East. That's NPR's Asia Roscoe reporting eight democratic presidential candidates were going after the administration's immigration policies, including separation families. They reportedly took part in a forum, hosted by the national association of Latino elected and appointed officials in the Miami event. A new proposal from democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren would ban private prisons in the United States. NPR's Daniel Kurtz leben has more on that in a blog post Friday morning, Warren, said that. In addition to banning private prisons, her proposal could reduce federal public safety funding for states that use private facilities. She also wants to stop private contractors from charging prisoners for a category of basic services, such as healthcare Warren made a point to connect her proposal to the topic of immigration policy. An area where she has heavily criticized President Trump private prisons held nearly three quarters of incarcerated immigrants has of twenty seventeen according to the US sentencing project altogether. Private prison told around eight point five percent of US, state, and federal prisoners, Warren will be at center stage for the first democratic presidential debate. Next Wednesday, Daniel Kertzman NPR news. The supreme court has ruled that Mississippi men did not receive a fair trial when the state blocked potential. Jurors from hearing, the case NPR's Brian Naylor says the ruling was seven to two to overturn the conviction. The man. Curtis. Flowers is an African American who was tried six times for the murder of four people in a furniture store in each trial. The prosecutor in the case tried to block African American jurors from serving all told he struck forty one out of forty two possible African American jurors Justice. Brad Kavanagh wrote the majority of Pinon saying, quote the numbers, speak loudly justices Thomasson Gorsuch, descended. Thomas writing that lawyers for flowers. Presented no evidence whatsoever of purposeful race discrimination, by the state flowers is currently on death row. It's possible Mississippi could try him a seventh time. Brian Naylor, NPR news, Washington. The Dow is up forty points at twenty six thousand seven ninety three this is NPR. Abortion is still legal in Missouri for the time being the Saint Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate the state's only clinic which can legally perform an abortion can still offer reproductive services despite the state's held departments denial to renew. The facilities license today. A judge temporarily overrule the order, maybe meat is the director Planned Parenthood advocates in Missouri. It is still very, very difficult to access abortion in Missouri because of medically unnecessary hoops and regulations, but you can still come to Planned Parenthood today for all of your reproductive healthcare, government officials claim three failed abortions required additional surgeries and another lead to life threatening complications. Spain supreme court sentenced five men to fifteen years in jail for raping an eighteen year old woman, the incident took place during the country's famous running of the bulls festival to twenty sixteen. The men calling themselves wolf pack at filmed the attack on their phones. Here's Lucia bene- this to lower courts had initially sentenced the men to nine years. Jail for the lesser crime of sexual abuse. That verdict sparked outrage among women's rights groups in Spain prompting its own metoo movement, and a review of Spain's rape laws. Prosecutors had called on Spain's highest court to upgrade the conviction to rape. The defendants had also appealed, the ruling saying they were not guilty because the victim had consented on Friday, the judges ruled the attack could be classified as rape, which was aggravated by being committed in a group for NPR news. I'm Luciana this in Barcelona. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include new, offering a personalized weight loss program that uses psychology small goals and technology designed to help people change habits and keep the weight off for good at Neum.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is stepping down and will not move ahead with the confirmation process for the cabinet position. NPR's Asia Roscoe reports President Donald Trump made the announcement after news of domestic violence allegations surface. President Trump says Patrick Shanahan did a wonderful job during his time as head of the defense department, but he tweeted that Shanahan has decided not to go forward with the nomination Trump now Shanahan was his pick for Defense Secretary in may by that time the former Boeing executive had been acting secretary for several months. Following the departure of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, despite the announcement, the White House never officially sent the nomination paperwork to the Senate. The FBI was reportedly looking into allegations that Shanahan physically assaulted his former wife nearly a decade ago, Shanahan denies the accusation, ice, Roscoe, NPR news, Washington. The president's has Shanahan will be replaced by Mike Esper-, the secretary of the army the uncertainty, surround. Ding this position of defense secretaries amplified by the US's, escalating hostilities with Iran Washington accused Iran of playing a role in last week's attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Amman claim Iran strongly denies Iran. President Hassan Ronnie says his country will not wage war against any nation and Pierce, Peter. Kenyon, says the comments come as the Pentagon sans in additional one thousand troops to the region Honey speech carried by state TV included modest criticism of the Trump administration, which Rouhani referred to as a group of politicians with little experience, but Ronnie offered no sign of any new response on Tehran's part, his comments against Iran's response to the US campaign remains defiance as the pressure in troop presence mount. That's NPR's. Peter Kenyon reporting, Hong Kong's leader, Kerry, Lam is, again, apologizing for sparking public anger over a Bill, that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland, China NPR's, Anthony, q. Reports from Hong Kong. The apology follows a second weekend in a row of massive street. Protests, lamb, accepted responsibility for shortcomings in the government's work she apologized, but she refused to resign. She also did not promise to withdraw the Bill. She said that, if public concerns about the legislation could not be laid to rest by the end of the current legislative term, next, July, the Bill would affectively be dead. It is very unlikely. The Bill will be able to make the deadline off the end of this term should that happen. The government will accept the reality protesters vowed to keep demonstrating until the Bill is permanently scrapped, Anthony Kuhn, NPR news. Hong Kong at last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up three.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. President Trump appears to be reversing his previous statement that he might not alert authorities of a foreign power were to offer him damaging information on a political opponent. NPR's Asia Roscoe reports Trump is now saying that under certain circumstances. He would report such an incident. President Trump says he would still be open to viewing information provided by another government. But Trump says he would notify law enforcement if he determined that it was quote, incorrect or badly. Stated, of course you have to look at it. Because if you don't look at it. But of course you'd give it to the FBI or reported to the attorney general or somebody like that Trump face criticism. Even from some Republicans for his previous remarks Democrats have introduced legislation that would require campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance, Aisha, Roscoe, NPR news, the White House authorities in the Dominican Republic now have nine people in custody in connection with the shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz, last weekend, and more suspects are being sought from member station. W G, B, H Craig Lamotte reports two suspects are wanted for crimes in the US the prosecutor's office in Passaic county, New Jersey says the alleged triggermen rolf-e Harare. Cruise is a twenty five year old from reading Pennsylvania, who's wanted for two armed robberies in Clifton New Jersey in two thousand seventeen and police say they think another suspect who still at large is the same person who's wanted for shooting in reading in two thousand eighteen two other suspects are prisoners. In the Dominican Republic who are believed to help plan the Red Sox legends shooting from behind bars. The father of yet another suspect says, his son is a member of a gang of hired assassins, and low level drug dealers. Investigators are still trying to figure out. Why Ortiz was targeted? In a statement Ortiz's wife says he continues to heal and make progress in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital for NPR news. I'm Craig Lemoult in Boston Quicken Loans, will pay the US government thirty two and a half million dollars to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of sticking the government with bad mortgages, the government accuses quicken of cutting corners when certifying the income of some borrowers and of using improper appraisals that would allow it to make a larger mortgage. The loans were insured by the Federal Housing administration, which paid quicken. If a borrower defaulted as part of the settlement, quicken will remain part of the F, H, A program seems American choppers are still willing to spend some money retail sales rose a half percent last month and the car. Department says APRIL's sales figures were also revised higher the gains and may were widespread. With auto sales rising eight tenths of a percent, and book hobby and sporting goods sales climbing. One point one percent. Fall street, lower by the closing bell. The Dow down seventeen points, the NASDAQ down forty the S and P five hundred down four. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Protesters gathered outside the state office of congressman Justin Ammash today. Angry over his calls for an impeachment inquiry, Michigan public radio networks shayna Roth reports the so-called squash, Amash Riley comes the same week. He step down from the conservative freedom caucus, which he helped found dozens of people line, the sidewalk in front of the federal building that houses, congressman Masha Grand Rapids, Michigan office, they say they aren't being represented because Amman has publicly called for the start of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Michigan Maddock is the co founder of the Michigan Trump Republicans. She helped organize the event. Everybody.
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"And we have a review after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Jack Speer. President Trump says there is a good chance. The US will be able to strike a deal with Mexico on immigration issues and PR Asia Roscoe reports Mexico's been trying to convince Trump to not follow through with plan tariffs next week Trump has tweeted that, if an agreement is reached Mexico will begin buying US farm products, quote at very high levels. And if there's no deal he says Mexico will start paying the new five percent tariff on Monday. Trump is threatened to place tariffs on all imports of Mexican goods, unless the country's government does more to curb the flow of Central American migrants trying to enter the US he also called for Mexico to crack down on legal drug trafficking, if the tears do take affect us plan, they'll then rise at regular intervals until US demands are met I. Sharaf. Sco. NPR news, Washington. NPR PBS news. Our poll finds widespread support among Americans for the nineteen seventy three Roe versus Wade supreme court decision that legalized abortion nationwide present PR Sarah McCarron explains. Majority of respondents, also support some restrictions on abortion. Three quarters of survey respondents said they want the court to uphold Roe v. Wade only thirteen percent want to overturn it still the survey. Paints, a complicated picture of public opinion on abortion, more than a quarter of respondents said, they want to keep row, but add more restrictions about one in five went to expand it to allow for abortion, under any circumstances. Overall few Americans expressed total position to or support for abortion rights. Eighteen percent said the procedure should be available at any time during pregnancy. Nine percent, said it should never be allowed under any circumstances. Sarah, mccamman NPR news police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison today Mohammed nor apologizing. Family of Justin Reuss, check Daymond, who's checking Australian American dual citizen was engaged to be married. She called nine one one report a possible sexual assault outside her home, when she approached the officer's car, nor fired through a window killing her at a sensing described the event two years ago, I knew that I was wrong. The death of my hair has only increased from that. Working to save her life. Can watch slip away is a feeling explain Nores convicted of third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. His lawyers had asked the court for sense of probation. Some relatively lackluster, may jobs numbers today. The Labor Department announcing the economy added seventy five thousand jobs last month, well below analysts estimates. The unemployment rate held steady at three point six percent. Some analysts say the weaker numbers make it more likely the fed could cut interest rates in coming months, though, Wall Street, soared today, the Dow up two hundred sixty three points. You're listening to NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd. The task force investigating New Jersey's controversial tax break program has postponed, the release of its first report governor Phil Murphy, appointed the task force following a state audit that found a lack of oversight for the program. The investigation is looked into tax breaks connected to Democratic Party, boss, George, Norcross, and he's now, suing governor Murphy. Over whether the task force is legal, Jim Walden. The chief investigative lawyer on the task force says he postponed, it scheduled public hearing for next Tuesday to allow time for a court hearing. Pointed hats worth more confident that we've conducted our work appropriately task force has raised questions about whether some companies made fraudulent claims that they would move jobs out of state in order to receive a tax break. The court hearing is scheduled for June nineteenth. Former New York City, mayor, Michael Bloomberg is pledging to spend five hundred million dollars to combat climate change. Bloomberg made the announcement during his commencement speech at MIT this morning. The beyond carbon initiative calls for the closing all coal plants in the country by the end of the next decade. And he says politicians who deny climate science will face consequences, our message to elected officials will be simple face reality on climate change or face the music on election day. His foundation says it will focus on policies and candidates at the state and local level and bypass the federal government and a missing NYPD detective has been. Found dead. One day after a police chief died in an apparent suicide that apartment says investigators found the body of Joe calibrates at Plum beach in Brooklyn yesterday. Chief of detectives German shea tweeted that he quote will be missed from Mendis-led on Wednesday. Another officer deputy chief, Stephen silks was found in queens. Also of an apparent.
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"Back in Washington NPR's Asia. Rosco has more on the unpredictability of the US British alliance. What really kind of test these alliances is not so much stuff that President Trump says, although they may not welcome. It is just the kind of actions that he can take that can be very unpredictable. So if you have a trade deal with the US will the Trump administration stick to that, or will they change that kind of, like they did with Mexico and put tariffs on all your products? Is that kind of unpredictable actions that really are kind of testing these alliances? That's NPR's Asia Roscoe reporting. Well, the president of Mexico says he respects President Trump's right to express himself, but still believes the best way to avoid an all out trade war with the US is through negotiations. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports Mexican officials say they have talks scheduled with a ministration officials all this week to convince you the US. They are helping stem the flow of migrants northward, president Andress. Men will Lopez over door says Trump's decision to threaten tariffs on all Mexican goods coming into the US is not the right way. He says Trump's approach is action without any dialogue. And he said the best way to resolve conflicts is to maintain a conversation as he is dense and Trump threatened to slap the gradual increasing tariffs on Mexican goods. Lopez over nor has taken a conciliatory stance, his foreign minister, who was immediately dispatched to Washington is a bit more direct saying terrorists could have devastating economic effects and do little to curb Central American migration. Carrie Kahn, NPR news Mexico City in Virginia Beach, most buildings in the municipal office, park, around Friday's mass shooting or set to reopen tomorrow. NPR's. Bobby Allen reports when entrance to the government grounds has been transformed into a makeshift memorial in honor of the twelve were killed many. Here are wearing blue the color of the city's flag and a nod to how central the ocean is to the speech side community. Some have wondered if additional guards and metal detectors. In.
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"President Trump is in Japan for trip. That's expected to be dominated by efforts to ease trade tensions NPR's Asia. Roscoe is traveling with the president President Trump's first stop on his trip is a meeting with Japanese business. Leaders Trump has repeatedly complained about the US trade deficit with Japan and other countries this visit will give the Japanese and opportunity to address some of those concerns by highlighting Japanese investments, in the US. Japan is also expected to emphasize interest in buying US military equipment truck will have a bilateral meeting with prime minister obey on Monday, where the two leaders are expected to discuss trade and North Korea during this trip. Trump will also have the opportunity to take in a sumo wrestling, contest's any will tour a military
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"News. Hit job later today. President Trump holds a twenty twenty reelection rally in Panama City, Florida NPR's. I Asia Roscoe says the area was hit by hurricane. Michael six months ago, Panama City is still recovering from hurricane. Michael other states have been hit by tornados and fires congress usually can come together to pass his Astor aid. But this time around things have been held up. Trump does not want more money to go to Puerto Rico. But that has been unaceptable for Democrats. It's been a busy twenty four hours for emergency. Responders in southeast Texas flash flooding from torrential rains have led the high water rescue. News in and around the Houston area along with some of accusations. The Red Cross set up a shelter at a church northeast of Houston's downtown the national weather service says up to ten inches of rain triggered the flooding. Houston's assistant fire chief Isaac Arcia. His urging residents to stay away from flooded areas. The water's going to get a lot more dangerous. It's going to be swift. We are people not to go into that area. A flood warning remains in effect in the Houston area this morning. This is NPR news from Washington. Officials in Pakistan are reporting at least ten deaths today following a suicide bombing in Lahore. Nearly two dozen others were wounded a group affiliated with the Pakistani. Taliban is claiming responsibility authorities in the Horb say a police checkpoint was targeted some of the dead are police officers. The attack occurred a day after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began companies operating. Zimbabwe's three mobile networks are raising their data prices by as much as three hundred percent as Ishmael and equal reports from Harari most people in the country used their phones to access the internet the more by phone companies site, the devaluation of Zimbabwe dolla which until area.
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"Tammy's three thirty news headlines next live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine herbs this morning. The Justice department will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Muller's report on President Trump's 2016 campaign. NPR's Roscoe reports the Trump is still raising concerns about Muller's investigation with the report about to be released. Trump is still call in the probe illegal and says it was carried out by angry Democrats, and quote, trumpeters these complaints haven't gone away. Even though Trump says the investigation exonerated him. When it comes to collusion with the Russians NPR's Asia Roscoe, a strong six point one magnitude earthquake has struck Taiwan's east coast causing at least one landslide and power outages. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries and fears. Rob Schmitz has more. The quake's epicenter was just six miles north west of the eastern coastal city of while. The quake shook structure seventy one miles away in the capital Taipei with one multi-storey building reported to be leaning on a neighboring building the city subway system suspended service while schools loan the east coast where vacuous added tourists were injured by falling rocks, nearby national park, NPR's rob Schmitz world financial markets. Asian markets were lower by the closing bell. The Nikkei the main market in Japan down eight tenths of a percent. The hang sang in Hong Kong down more than a half percent. European markets. Trading lower at last check. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. An Indian airline which was once the country's largest private carrier is suspending operations Jet Airways had been mired in financial trouble for months before. Collapsing early Thursday. She meet up Hotak has more from Mumbai dead air. These says it is quote with deep sadness and with a heavy heart that it is suspending all flights indefinitely the airline just didn't have money to keep flying. It seal said lenders had rejected a plea for emergency funds. Jets financial crisis was marked by employees protests or unpaid salaries high provide resignations and dozens of flights being cancelled the company had been docks with banks and other airlines to bail it out. But no rescue deal materialized the airline says it'll keep trying fierce competition from low cost carriers was one of the reasons behind jets collapse for NPR news. I'm Sushmita took Rigo lost around four percent of its population. After hurricane Maria devastated the island. That's according to new census bureau, data that show the US territory lost nearly one hundred thirty thousand people between July of twenty seventeen July twenty eighteen the population loss was due. Mostly to people moving off the island many leaving for New York or Florida economic reports to today the Commerce Department releases retail sales data and Freddie MAC releases its weekly mortgage rates. I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news in Washington. Every day when you get recorded new hit that little button on your radio. There's KCRW.
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"Nations in Asia Korean air excellence in flight, the time is now seven thirty live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The White House is denying a report in the Wall Street Journal that it's preparing to announce a date for a summit between President Trump and China's president Xi Jinping Trump is scheduled to meet with China's top trade negotiator this afternoon in Washington. President Trump says he's not inclined to cooperate with the request by the democratic chairman of a house committee who seeking six years of his federal tax returns NPR's Asia Roscoe reports Trump says he's still under audit. And that's why he's not inclined to turn over his records, the actual request from the House Ways and means committee went to the head of the IRS. But as long as Trump has made clear, he does not want his returns relief. This will likely end up being a showdown between the White House and congress the committee wants to examine Trump's federal tax returns for potential conflicts of interest. Puerto Rico's governor says President Trump is wrong when he says the island has received ninety one billion dollars to recover from hurricane Maria. Ricardo Rossello says Puerto Rico has received very little money for long term recovery. Only about three hundred million dollars obligated for permanent work or CEO was speaking to NPR's morning edition two bills containing hurricane relief money are currently stalled in the Senate on Wall Street, the Dow is up one hundred two points. This is NPR news from Washington from K Q E D news, I'm Brian watt. In San Francisco, mayor London breed is defending her decision to support a navigation center for homeless people on the embargo Darrow after a series of heated exchanges at a public gathering about the proposal last night. He cuties Carolina champlin reports. Hundreds of people crammed into a meeting hall at the Delancey street foundation or city officials. Explain more about how the twenty four seven center would work police patrols, no drug use allowed. Neighbors would have a say in the design the night began pretty civilly. Then London breed arrived. People living in buildings near the proposed two hundred twenty five bed center. Complain the city is unfairly targeting their district. Community some neighbors like DM TRAN walked out is just hurts that the mayor show up, but I feel that has weren't heard others like April Long, John Duffy, people on opposing sides of the issue sat down to talk. My greatest concern. Your feelings. Council. Just call me a name. Tell me both women are hoping for more constructive conversation. At the next meeting scheduled for Monday night. I'm Carolyn chaplain. K acuity news. There's more bay area. Coverage at news dot org. I'm Brian watt. Support comes from Stanford health care where patients and physicians turn when healthcare matters most. As you heard in the NPR news cast the funds to help for the Rico become part of their political tug of war as the president steps. Into the fray was disparaging remarks just ahead. Rachel, we'll speak to Puerto Rico's governor. And then later, I'm Jeremy Hobson Florida's agriculture Commissioner, Nikki freed was the only democrat elected statewide in Florida in two thousand eighteen she ran on a pro medical marijuana platform. We also advocating for not just access, but affordable access which means getting insurance companies are covering medical marijuana part of the co pays and a part of their annuals. That's next time on here. Now. Join us for the here and now program from eleven.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump is planning to sign legislation that would reopen the government but only for the next twenty one days. He's hoping lawmakers can work out an agreement on border security during that time NPR's Asia Roscoe reports the deal does not include money for a wall on the southern border. Trump says a bipartisan committee will try to craft a plan for border security by February fifteenth. He said this plan must include funding for a wall. If congress does not reach an agreement acceptable to Trump he said, the government may shut down again or he may take other action or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the constitution of the United States. To address this emergency any decision to declare a national emergency would likely be challenged in court. Democrats had said they would not negotiate with Trump until the government was reopened Aisha. Roscoe? NPR news the White House. Congressional Democrats are applauding the short term plan to reopen. The government. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the partial shutdown accomplished nothing, but he's looking forward to getting back to work on a deal. We don't agree on some of his specifics. Abortive security Democrats are firmly against the wall. But we agree on many things such as the need for drug inspection technology humanitarian aid, strengthening security at our ports of entry. And that bodes well for finding an eventual agreement the fact that we have so many areas where we can agree. The Senate approved the stopgap plan earlier today moments ago, the house followed suit clearing the way for President Trump. To sign it later tonight. President Trump's former political adviser and friend Roger stoned is out on a quarter million dollars bail tonight. He was arrested early this morning in Florida NPR's. Greg Allen says stone appeared in federal court where he faced seven criminal counts, including witness tampering and lying to congress stone looked a bit too shoveled in court shackled and wearing a blue polo shirt. He was taken into custody at his home in Fort Lauderdale. The judge released on bail and said his next court appearance would be in Washington DC. She told him his travel would be restricted to south Florida, New York and the Washington DC area outside the courthouse. Stone said he was being falsely accused. I.
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"Garcia navarro. Good morning. The president puts the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants on the negotiating table. We'll have reaction from the so-called dreamers and from congress winter storms are causing damage this season and expected to only get worse already. An apparent tornado has damaged an historic southern town. We'll also talk to author Dr mail traveled the world to get a sense of how climate change is changing our planet in his book the end of ice plus federal workers affected by the shutdown and mental health, and we'll get some Latin infusion with Latino and the musical mystery quiz. It's Sunday January. Twentieth. News is coming up next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Kline. President Trump is offering to reverse course, on some of his immigration policies in exchange for funding for a border wall to end the partial government shutdown. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he'll bring it to the floor for a vote this week. But as NPR's Asia Roscoe reports it's already facing opposition after weeks of political stalemate, President Trump said he will back a three year extension of the Obama era DACA program a program. He's tried to end Trump says he will also allow immigrants with temporary protected status to remain in the country for three more years. These extensions will be tied to five point seven billion dollars in funding for a wall on the southern border Trump argues his proposal should be able to get support from Republicans and Democrats, but top Democrats in congress have already come out against the plan. They say. Trump must I agree to end the shutdown before any negotiations over border security can begin Aisha Roscoe NPR news the White House..
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"I'm Jeremy Hobson it's here. And now. Coming up, the mayor of Washington DC tells us how the nation's capital is handling the shutdown and President Trump response to reports at the FBI investigated whether he worked for Russia. Did I never worked for? I bet you even ask that question. Dolphin fat hope. Also, there's been an increase in police suicide a retired officer says cops need to talk about traumatic incidents, which is what he did with his son. I asked him a question if you ever been suicide ever thought about taking your own life because for police officers, it's very easy to take a gun. That's on your hip and put it in your mouth these stories in the case for building walls of houses coming up here. Now. News is first. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump is attempting to reassure farmers. A key block of his supporters who've been affected by the partial government shutdown that things will be okay. Addressing the farm bureau. Centennial in Louisiana, Trump touted his trade policies as moneymakers for farmers. It's only gonna get better because we're doing trade deals that are you to get you so much business. You're not even going to believe it. Your problem will be what do we do? We need more acreage immediately. However, worries are still lingering over the US is trade war with China before he left for the gathering, the president took questions from reporters. He pushed back against a New York Times report that the FBI opened a probe into whether he was working on behalf of Russia and Asia Rosco has more on that Trump denied that he ever worked for Russia. This time he was very forceful and direct when he was asked about the story of the weekend. He said he was insulted by. The accusation without offering a real denial, but this will not put the questions to bed. There will be house investigations of this matter that's NPR's Asia Roscoe reporting, Los Angeles teachers are on strike for the first time in thirty years contract..
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"In Washington. I'm Jack Speer. President Trump delivered. His first statement from the White House press briefing room today. NPR's Asia Roscoe reports Trump used the appearance to make a case for a border wall. Trump says he's been receiving positive messages backing his position on the need for a wall on the southern border. I have never had anything like it. In terms of calls coming in in terms of people writing in and tweeting and doing whatever they have to do. I've never had this much support. And we've done some things that as, you know, have been very popular troubles joined by leaders of the national border patrol council. Members of the labor union, which represents border patrol agents say they support the partial government shutdown until funding for Wallis secured. Trump has invited lawmakers from both parties to the White House Friday for further talks Eissa Roscoe NPR news, the White House democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says there is no amount of persuading President Trump can use. To get her to support funding for his promised border wall. You after being elected speaker and reclaiming the house gaveled today saying the partial government shutdown resulting demands by the president that lawmakers allocate funding for the wall along the US southern border with Mexico has nothing to do with Democrats. Meanwhile, just a short while time ago in one of the wild time ago and one of the first acts for the democratic majority of the house has passed bills to reopen government without funding for the border wall. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says Iran would violate a UN resolution of it. Moves ahead with plans to launch three space vehicles or S L vs as NPR's. Michele Keleman, explains. Ron is dismissing the allegation in a lengthy statement. Palm bay a warns the US will not stand by and watch what he calls the Iranian regime's destructive policies, he's advising around a reconsider the S L V launches which he says incorporate technology that's virtually identical to that used in ballistic missiles, a UN Security Council. Resolution calls on Iran, not to undertake activity. Related to ballistic missiles, Iran's foreign minister points out that a previous resolution was stronger language banning such tests is no longer in force. And he argues that the US is in no position to lecture anyone having withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department, yours private sector employers were adding jobs at a robust rate last month. That's according to an analysis from payroll processing firm ADP says private companies out of two hundred seventy one thousand payroll jobs in December up sharply from the previous month. The ADP numbers could also be an indication the broader government employment figures due out tomorrow. We'll also show strong jobs growth asleep slide on Wall Street with all the major US stock market indices down. Well, over two percent today after disappointing results from device maker Apple's had off a wave of selling the Dow plunged six hundred and sixty points to twenty two thousand six hundred eighty six the NASDAQ fell two hundred and two points, the S and P five hundred dropped sixty two points. You're listening. To NPR, and this is KCRW Larry Perot infra Steve take us on a Thursday, January third. Good evening. Here's what's happening at seven four. The LA unified school district has filed federal court papers today to try and stop special education teachers and support staff for taking part in a teacher strike if a walkout happens as expected next week. L U USD provides special education support and services to more than sixty thousand students L unified attorney David Holmquist says the district is seeking.
Crews battling U.S. wildfires face hot, dry conditions before wet weather
"From npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly president trump is preparing to impose new tariffs on billions of dollars worth of chinese imports as npr's asia roscoe reports the white house sites unfair trade practices by beijing the white house hasn't released too many details but it said it will be putting a twenty five percent tariff on fifty billion dollars of chinese goods the tariff is supposed to be focused on industrially significant technology president trump has railed against the us trade deficit with china and vowed to stop china from stealing us intellectual property china's foreign ministry says beijing is prepared to respond to weeks ago trump place new tariffs on us imports of steel and aluminum from canada mexico and countries in the european union high temperatures and gusty winds are making things difficult for crews battling wildfires in colorado residents of more than a thousand home's north of durango have been forced to evacuate as dan voice reports the area is under a red flag warning the weather today calls for possible dry thunderstorms and wind gusts up to forty miles per hour more than eleven hundred personnel are working the blaze which has grown to more than fifty square miles crews report it's eighteen percent contained three dozen large wildfires are burning right now mostly in the western us at least seventeen or in alaska i'm dave mattingly in washington on the next fresh air the rainey's the couple whose story is told in the documentary quest the film follows their lives for nearly a decade chris runs a hip hop studio in their basement in north philadelphia christina worked for years at a homeless shelter there's been a lot of shootings in their neighborhood their daughter got shot in the eye quest will be shown.