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Women's Marches Being Held In Washington, D.C., Cities Nationwide
"Of people are expected together in the nation's capital today for a socially distanced women's march on Washington, one of several rallies planned across the country today. To encourage people to vote and to protest the nomination of Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The rally's air expected to be shorter and time to reduce the spread of the Corona virus. I'm Barbara Klein. NPR news.
Supreme Court to have Barrett confirmation hearing in Washington DC this week
"News. I'm Barbara Klein, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Cockney, Barrett is vowing to rule based on law, not her personal views. In prepared remarks released today ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing that begins tomorrow. Barrett also says courts are not designed to right every wrong in public life. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports It's expected to be a bitter four day process. Judge Barrett is likely to face a barrage of questions, including issues and cases involving abortion, specifically the landmark Roe vs Wade decision. Senate Democrats are also likely to press her on whether a justice Barritt would recuse herself from a potential election dispute. Post November Georgetown law professor Paul Butler would judge here it would choose herself. There's not much binding law about when injustice should recuse herself. The Supreme Court level, It's pretty much up to her. Barrett is also certain to face questions about the affordable care act. The high court is set to hear a challenge to the law next month. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington
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"I'm Barbara Klein. President. Trump says he'll nominate a woman this week to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U. S. Supreme Court. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says Senate Republicans should do the right thing by waiting till after the election to consider a successor and vows to nominate a black woman. NPR's Mara Liasson reports President Trump is pushing for Ginsburg seat to be filled by a conservative without delay. Joe Biden says. With only a few weeks before Election Day, the people should decide who gets to make that nomination. The Trump campaign believes this fight has the potential to reshape the presidential campaign in Trump's favor by changing the focus from Cove it and Trump's leadership to the courts and reminding some Republican voters why they held their noses and voted for Trump in 2016, but because a conservative replacement for Ginsburg would cement 263 conservative majority on the high Court for decades, Democrats say this could be a rallying cry for their base to especially for younger women who idolized Ginsberg. Mara Liasson NPR news More than two dozen major fires are still burning across California. Among them is a wildfire north east of Los Angeles that NPR's Joel Rose reports is being stoked by strong winds. The Bobcat fire has burned close to 100,000 acres and his only 15% contained, officials say. Already one of the largest wildfires in Los Angeles County history and continues to threaten the Mount Wilson Observatory in the San Gabriel mountains and surrounding communities. Nearly 19,000 firefighters are battling 27 major fires across California. State officials say containment is improving, but they cautioned that warm conditions continue across most of the state. Since the beginning of the year, wild fires have burned over 3.5 million acres in California. Five of the seven largest fires in state history have occurred in 2020 Joel Rose. NPR news Federal regulators are loosening Corona virus restrictions on visitors at nursing homes there where outbreaks have slowed. Blake, Farmer of member station W. PLN reports. The new guidelines don't just allow for in person visits. In some cases, they require it many nursing home residents have gone months without a hug from their loved ones, so the new federal guidelines make it easier to meet the criteria for in person visits. If nursing homes have gone 14 days without a case among staff for residents, CMS Administrator Seema Verma says they need to accommodate indoor visits. You're in an area of the country where there.
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"From NPR news I'm Barbara Klein Russian officials are dismissing a report that Moscow offered bounties on US troops in Afghanistan calling it nonsense as NPR's Lucian Kim reports Russia's foreign ministry says the story was planted by U. S. intelligence agencies citing US intelligence officials The New York Times reported Friday that Russian military operatives had offered Islamic militants bounties on US and allied forces fighting in Afghanistan the Russian foreign ministry responded with an angry statement issued to state news agencies the ministry said the story demonstrates the low intellectual faculties of the propagandists at U. S. intelligence the foreign ministry also accused U. S. intelligence of involvement in drug trafficking in Afghanistan and of trying to hobble the attempts of Russian and US diplomats to end the fighting there Lucy and Kim NPR news Moscow the governor of Texas has ordered all bars to shut down again after a surge in new coronavirus infections over the past several days meanwhile the U. S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by the Texas Democratic Party to expand access to the state's mail in voting program during the pandemic Ashley Lopez of member station K. U. T. reports Texas has one of the most restrictive ballot by mail programs in the country it's currently only open to people over sixty five out of town in jail and not convicted or people who are disabled and will most states have been working to expand access to mail ballots during the pandemic Texas officials have not Texas Democrats argue the program discriminates against people under sixty five because they will have to choose between risking their health and exercising their right to vote despite the fact that the court rejected this particular bit justices can still take up a separate request from Texas Democrats to hear the case before the presidential election in November for NPR news I'm Ashley Lopez in Austin Georgia's governor has signed a hate crimes bill into law amber heard of member station WHB E. reports the proposal moved quickly through the state legislature following national outrage over the shooting death of Ahmad armory the hate crimes bill have been stalled in the legislature for more than a year but armory staff pressured lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to pass it quickly governor Brian Kemp called the killing a horrific hate filled act we saw and justice with our own eyes Georgians protested to demand action in state lawmakers rose to the occasion the man in jail for a breach death allegedly used a racial slur after shooting him while our previous jogging in coastal Georgia the law strengthens penalties for those who commit crimes against someone because of their race gender or sexual orientation Georgia passed a hate crimes bill in two thousand but it was overturned by the state's Supreme Court as too vague for NPR news I'm ever hurt in Atlanta this is NPR and this is WNYC in New York on Shawn Carlson several people in Paterson New Jersey including two elected officials have been charged with voter fraud in the city special election in may the state Attorney General says Paterson council vice president Michael Jackson councilman elect Alex Mendez and two others deliver ballots they were not supposed to Joe Melancon echo is the editor of the Paterson press or elections went through all the ballots eight twenty per cent were rejected for a whole variety of reasons many of them things like signatures not matching with the barest section of the ballot not being filled out properly I must get certified as so called bearers in order to deliver ballots on someone else's behalf that's according to state law attorneys for three of the individuals charge say their clients are innocent New York City school kids are welcoming the start of summer and some of already started learning new outdoor skills five or older Sheldon Braithwaite is just well he just finished pre K. at PS two sixty two in Brooklyn during quarantine he learned a new skill riding his bike he says we kept trying until one day it just happened that.
Islamic State claims responsibility for wedding blast that killed dozens of people
"From n._p._r. News in washington. I'm barbara klein. The islamic state is claiming responsibility for bombing a wedding in kabul last night that that killed dozens of people jennifer glass reports from the afghan capital. The islamic state says it sent a suicide bomber to a wedding hall minority shia neighborhood. The attack killed at least sixty three and wounded. One hundred and eighty. Two islamic state has repeatedly targeted the mainly shia hazara minority in an apparent attempt defense secretary intentions here. Afghans <unk> are burying the dead including fourteen members of one family. The taliban condemned the attack but the afghan president said the group cannot absolve themselves of blame because they provide a platform at form for terrorists tensions are high here with the taliban in the united states saying they're close to an agreement on the withdrawal of some american troops in exchange for counterterrorism support and an eventual eventual ceasefire but the afghan government has been excluded from the talks and the afghan people are worried that the deal could embolden the taliban and lead to more violence for n._p._r. News i'm jennifer glass in kabul.
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"In Washington, I'm Barbara Klein, the US and China have called a temporary ceasefire in the trade war, NPR's, Scott Horsely reports President Trump has suspended his threat to add new tariffs on some three hundred billion dollars of Chinese imports, President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping met for more than our Saturday on the sidelines, the G twenty summit in Japan, by the time they parted trade talks, which ended abruptly last month. We're back on and Trump said China had agreed to resume its purchases of farm goods. This is going to be a deal, but they would like to make a deal. I can tell you that. And if we could make a deal would be very historic event, existing tariffs on some two hundred fifty billion dollars in Chinese imports will remain in place as the US tries to negotiate stronger protections for intellectual property and other safeguards, Scott Horsely, NPR news Asaka Japan. The Federal Reserve is closely. Monitoring economic growth and inflation as board members decide whether or not to cut interest rates. Steve Beck ner. Reports the latest numbers from the Commerce Department could help them justify a rate, cut consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of GDP rose last month. But at just a modest rate, leading the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank to forecast growth, will slow from three point one percent in the first quarter to one point nine percent in the second. Moreover prices are up just one and a half percent from a year ago. Well below the feds two percent target Republican state senators in Oregon are expected to return to the state house, this hour after a nine day boycott as Oregon public broadcasting Lauren Dake reports they fled the state to avoid a vote on a sweeping climate change. Bill some hit out and cabins in Idaho. Others bounced from motel to motel they use burner phones to keep their location secret. From the state police who are tasked with trying to bring them back to the capital. Many rural oregonians rallied in support of the lawmakers Democrats pleaded with them to come back to the legislature could function. Now it sounds like the Republicans are heading home. Here's Republican leader Herman barracks trigger or mission of walking out of this building was the kill cap, and trade. And that's what we did. It's a stinging defeat for Democrats in Oregon, who campaigned on a platform of reducing carbon emissions, and who holds super majorities in both chambers for NPR news. I'm Lauren Dake. In Salem, Oregon, a federal judge is permanently blocking President Trump from using two and a half billion dollars in defense department funding to build a wall along the southern border critics argued reallocating the funds did not have congressional approval Trump is calling the ruling a disgrace and vows to appeal. This is NPR. Trump administration attorneys are preparing to tell a federal judge, whether they'll again push for the citizens ship question to be included in the twenty twenty census after the supreme court ruled this week, the government's justification for the question isn't sufficient paper, census forms are due to start printing on Monday. A group of Americans with type one diabetes is in Canada, this weekend to buy life saving medication. Dan, carpenter reports it comes as insulin prices in the US are skyrocketing. It's the second caravan in as many months. Organizer Quin Nystroem says, as many as forty five people are expected to make the trip to London Ontario, this weekend from several u s cities nice from says the crisis in the US has reached epic proportions and people are dying in desperate because they can't afford insulin at home. The average price prices tripled between two thousand and two and two thousand and thirteen to about three hundred forty dollars a vial. That's about ten times the cost in Canada. The reason for the lower price Canada, regulates drug prices through review board aimed at preventing price, gouging, in the US market, largely determines prices advocates say this needs to change for NPR news. I'm Dan carpenter into the head of family and child services in Georgia says the newborn baby. Found wrapped up in a plastic back in the bag in the woods early this month is smiling and thriving. Tom Rawling says hundreds across the country and other parts of North America or offering to adopter..
Coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka kill more than 200 people
"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein in Sri Lanka, two hundred seven people have been killed in a series of bombings that have also injured hundreds of others and the death toll could rise as NPR's Laura and Freyer reports the blast went off at churches packed for Easter Sunday and five star hotels. More than two dozen of the dead are foreigners who were staying at luxury hotels and attending church on Easter Sunday. Sri Lanka's foreign minister says that toll could rise local TV shows parisioners dragging the wounded from bloodstained church pews, Sri Lanka's, defense minister, says most of these blasts are believed to be the work of suicide bombers seven people have been arrested, but thorns won't comment on who. They are a nighttime curfew is in place and Monday and Tuesday have been declared government holidays, meaning schools and offices are shut the attacks. Come as Sri Lanka was just about to Celebes. Ten years of peace since the end of its bloody twenty six year, civil war. There's been no
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"I'm Barbara Klein public schools in Denver and Littleton. Colorado are closed today. While police searched for an eighteen year old woman who they say is made threats just days ahead of the twentieth. Anniversary of the massive shooting at Columbine high school FBI special agent dean Philip says the woman traveled for Miami to the Denver area where she purchased a pump action shotgun because of her comments and actions. Because of for her. Travel here to the state because of her procurement of a weapon immediately upon arriving here. We concern we consider her to be a credible threat thirties described the woman as being quote infatuated with the Columbine attack. And Isreaeli court has ruled in favor of deporting the local director of Human Rights Watch who's accused of supporting a boycott of Israel from Jerusalem NPR's Daniel estrin reports the rights group denies the allegation and Isreaeli district court is giving Omar shack or two weeks to leave the country. The court says he promotes a boycott with tweets against international groups, holding activities in Jewish settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank, human rights. Watch says it will appeal. The ruling if rejected shocker could be the first person deported from Israel on boycott charges NPR's Daniel estrin, this is NPR. The Trump administration is due to announce this morning. A major shift toward Cuba officials say it'll allow lawsuits against foreign companies that operate in properties that were seized from Americans after the nineteen fifty nine revolution. The European Union today reiterated its opposition to the measure Egyptians are awaiting the announcement of a date to vote on extending presidential terms and increasing the powers of the military NPR's. Jane raff reports Egypt's parliament has overwhelmingly voted for constitutional amendments that could keep President Abdel Fattah Sisi in power until twenty thirty parliament is stacked with C supporters. So that was expected proponents say see see who came to power after a military coup needs more time for economic reforms and mega-projects capital. But there are opponents and international censorship-monitoring organiz. Net. Blocks says the government has blocked more than thirty four thousand internet domains. Apparently, stop a no campaign that says it's collected a quarter of a million signatures Jana raff NPR news. On Asian stock markets, the Shanghai composite and Japan's Nikkei rose. Nearly a third of a percent today. Shares also rose in Taiwan and Singapore, Hong Kong's Hang sang was little changed. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news five thirty two now five thirty three and looking ahead toward the forum program heard later this morning among the guests. We'll hear from psychotherapists Lori Gottlieb who joins the program to talk about her new book. Maybe you should talk to someone about the overlapping struggles, she finds among her patients and our own experiences in therapy. We'll also look at the new documentary unsettled seeking refuge in America, which follows four LGBTQ refugees from Syria, Congo and angled forum. We'll talk with the film's director and producer Tom shepherd. Michael Krasny will be your host for the forum program will bring you those topics and more coming up from nine to eleven this morning here on cake. I'm.
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"I'm Barbara Klein vice president Pence his office says discussions between White House officials and congressional staffers today on border security and the government shutdown were productive yesterday's talks between President Trump and democratic leaders produced no apparent resolution, the one thing both sides agreed on President Trump threatened an unlimited shutdown NPR's Ron Elving says. That's not realistic, this shutdown cannot last for months or years because that would disrupt far far more than we've seen so far not only national parks or federal paychecks, but food stamps, which thirty eight million Americans depend on and the I R S think tax advice at this time of year and tax refunds tens of millions of Americans count on tax refund. Check NPR's Ron Elving, the family of Paul Whalen, who's being detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage says the depiction of him in the media does not resemble the man, they know WD tease Quin kleinfeld to reports relatives say the former US marine is being unfairly tarnished by incidents in his past about a decade ago, Paul Whalen, received a bad conduct discharge from the US Marine Corps reserves swore attempted larceny. He also has passports from three other countries. Besides the US Canada where he was born and Britain and Ireland where he has family. Ties but his brother, David Whalen, says his sibling was in Moscow simply to attend a friend's wedding not as part of any cloak and dagger scheme. Add Paul's background is sorta scoured for his activities and and things like that four passports. We're worried that will lose sight on the fact that there's an American.
Viktor Orban, Far-Right Government And Barbara Klein discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"Marches. Protesters are also in the streets of Hungary's capital Budapest marching against the far-right government and Viktor Orban. The rallies were triggered by new overtime law. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news.
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"I'm Barbara Klein, the head of US customs and border protection says new steps are being taken after two children died in its custody this month. The announcement comes after homeland security secretary Kerstin Nielsen spent two days visiting C B P facilities along the us. Mexico border, Monaco, Ortiz your e bay reports from El Paso, federal immigration. Authorities are working to conduct more rigorous medical screenings of migrants, particularly children under each ten. It's part of a d h s mandate ordered after two Guatemalan children died while in federal custody. An autopsy for an eight year old boy who died Christmas Eve showed he tested positive for influenza. The cause of death of a seven-year-old girl is still under investigation, according to customs and border protection or than half of the migrants it stopped in the last two months at the southern border are families and children many are being held in crowded processing facilities. Beyond the agency's own seventy two hour. Limit for NPR news. I'm Monica sued EBay in El Paso, an American healthcare worker who may have been exposed to A Bola while in Congo is under observation in Nebraska, the medical center spokesman Taylor Wilson says the individual has had no symptoms who person could be at our facility for as long as two weeks for monitoring. If symptoms were to develop the individual would be transferred to the Nebraska Biocontainment unit. He says the worker has been monitored ever since leaving Congo. The European Union is urging Costa vote to reverse a massive tax increase on goods made in Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina from Brussels. Teri Schultz reports the tax site would affect goods from some major international companies, the tax hike is part of a continuing dispute over Kosovo's declaration of independence from Belgrade in two thousand eight which neither Serbian nor Bosnia recognized. Kosovo Serbia's pressuring other countries not to grant Pristina official recognition. So last month. Kosovo hiked import duties from ten percent to one hundred percent on locally made goods from Serbia and Bosnia now Kosovo's decided to apply the same one hundred percent tax to all goods produced in those countries, including products from Coca Cola and Nestle, for example, Serbia calls the move insane. The e u says the tariff doesn't demonstrate good neighborly relations, and that Kosovo should revoke it for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. In Brussels voting has ended in Bangladesh after a general election today. NPR's shish meet a potluck reports. The current prime minister is expected to win big only dissolves indicate a landslide victory for incumbent. She has you know, it'll be fooled dome. But the opposition alliance has rejected the outcome, and is demanding fresh elections under a non-partisan government. It claims vote-rigging opposition leaders had complained of intimidation during the campaign to. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from the Walton family foundation. We're opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot org unrolled couples with you on this Sunday afternoon as the music is going for the rest of the day at three o'clock.
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"Washington. I'm Barbara Klein, the president and first lady Melania, Trump paid an unannounced. Visit to Iraq today to meet with US troops who are working with Iraqi forces to root out. Isis NPR's tamra Keith is traveling with the president President Trump got a briefing from the commander of operation inherent. Resolve and delivered holiday greetings in person to members of the military. Still actively involved in the fight against ISIS. It was a surprise trip. Trump had been hinting at for some time after criticism that he hadn't yet visited troops in a combat zone. Details of the visit were kept secret until just moments before air force. One went wheels up to leave Iraq. It comes as Trump's decision to pull back on US troop deployments in Syria and Afghanistan have come under intense scrutiny tamra Keith NPR news, traveling with the president US customs and border protection says it's nearly completed new medical evaluations of every migrant child in US custody along the southern border. The move comes after an eight year old Molin boy died yesterday as Maria Martin reports he's the second migrant child to die in US federal custody this month. Many went the monster demanding a thorough investigation of both deaths. The what the month foreign ministry says it's providing support to the eight year old boys. Father, including the return of the remains of this child who died in New Mexico hospital. Some analysts say that though these steps may be isolated incidents there to be expected as currently some fourteen thousand migrant youth are in US custody. Meanwhile, the head of the C BP said today, the agency needs congress to budget for more medical and mental health care as it works on the broader issue of border security, Russian President, Vladimir Putin is celebrating today successful test launch of a new missile system. It can evade US air defenses. And as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Putin promises to. Apply it next year. President putin. I talked about the Avangard missile system in March when he boasted about a new generation of hypersonic weapons could evade US missile defenses..
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"From Damian Chazelle, director of LA La Land and whiplash and starring Ryan Gosling and clarify awards eligible in all categories. This is a side of the south that should have died after the civil war slave. Great was bad. It was good for the people. They didn't take care of themselves. And they needed a job these myths about slavery are being kept alive at confederate sites and monuments. Thanks to taxpayers like you and me on the next reveal. Reveal coming up at nine this morning on KCRW expecting highs mainly in the sixties today right now, it is fifty four degrees in downtown LA, eight forty KCRW. I'm Barbara Klein with these headlines President Trump has via Twitter announced. He's nominating four star. General. General Mark milley to be chairman of the joint chiefs of staff replacing general, Joe Dunford. Who's retiring Paris is being rocked by fourth weekend of clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators police firing tear gas at yellow vest. Protesters trying to break through barricades hundreds are under arrest. China is warning Canada of severe consequences. If it doesn't immediately release an executive of a Chinese telecom giant mung one Joe is under arrest in Vancouver accused of covering up sales to Iran despite sanctions, I'm Barbara Klein NPR news..
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"Podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein, the GOP will now have a two seat majority in the US. Senate Florida's Republican governor Rick Scott has been declared the winner of the state's US Senate race incumbent Senator Democrat Bill Nelson delivered a concession speech this past hour and took a thinly veiled swipe at Trump Republicans. We have to move beyond politics that aims not just to defeat but to destroy where truth is treated as disposable. We're falsehoods about and that the free press is assaulted as the enemy of the people Nelson conceded after results from Florida's hand recounts were turned in by today's midday deadline. They show Scott leading by more than ten thousand votes. President trump. Is signaling changes are coming in his cabinet NPR's. Amy held reports in a Fox News Sunday interview taped on Friday, Trump addressed the recent firing then deputy national security adviser mirror Ricardel saying she was not a diplomatic person. Then Chris Wallace asked Trump if Nielsen could be next to go Trump said that while he respects an likes Nielsen she's fallen short with her handling of the southern border. I'd like her to be a much tougher on the border much tougher period. Trump added he may be making changes to as many as five positions. I have three or four or five positions that I'm thinking.
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"Simon Saudi Arabia. No says Jamalpur showed died in their concert in Turkey following apparently. With more than a dozen Saudi agents. We'll have the latest and ask a former US ambassador how the US should respond. Also the anniversary of a new way to flop in an Olympic event fairy tale via scientists hoped. People will listen, and what was Mattie Lynch Samir? My sister was beautiful and bright she loved to sing. So spirited great sense of humor. She loved her son so much, but she died at the age of thirty her story this hour. I our newscast it's Saturday October twentieth. Two thousand eighteen. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein after two weeks of denial. Saudi Arabia is admitting that journalists Jamal kashogi was killed inside. Its consulate in Istanbul. The BBC's Martin patience reports Saudi Arabia claims the fight broke out between Jamaica show. Jay and people waiting for them inside the corn chalets, which led to his death. But many will question Saudi Arabia's version of events, which suggests this was some kind of kidnap operation that went wrong. That's in stark contrast to Turkish media reports which say Mr. kashogi was tortured martyred and then his body dismembered. Turkish authorities say they're searching for Kashoggi's body and will reveal the findings of their investigation. President trump. Meanwhile, calls the Saudi explanation credible and is praised the kingdom for acting quickly. But several lawmakers on Capitol Hill say they disagree. President Trump leads a rally in Elko Nevada today. The last stop in a three day campaign swing for Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Trump was in Arizona last night and NPR's Don gonyea was there. The president is highlighting news reports of a caravan of thousands of migrants heading toward the US border from Central America to warn of dire consequences. If Democrats are elected, it is signature, Trump political rhetoric as sledgehammer he calls, Democrats evil and wanting open borders to allow criminal elements into the country. This is a new Trump campaign slogan from last night in Mesa Arizona, Democrats produce mobs Republicans.
Texas police arrest Border Patrol agent for murdering four women
"Fifteen deaths are now blamed on hurricane Florence and its aftermath. The then PR's Debbie, Elliott reports the storm is now causing catastrophic river flooding across North Carolina. Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters new evacuations are underway as some rivers are forecast to reach levels that are nearly double flood stage. Charles Houston is watching the news river rise in Kingston. He says, Florence is a slow moving
OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela
"News in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein tropical storm. Florence is moving slowly across the Carolinas unleashing catastrophic flooding. NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports the storm is blamed for at least five deaths and has left hundreds of people. Stranded. Rescue operations are ongoing as Florence continues to dump torrential rain on the Carolinas. The storm is left many
UN envoy to Yemen seeks to downplay non-start of talks
"The UN's envoy to Yemen says he's not giving up on diplomacy. Even though efforts to initiate peace. Talks collapsed today in Geneva. Yemeni government, it goes theaters were on hand, but who theory delegates never showed up. Lisa Sean reports the rebels refused to leave Yemen without guarantees for their safe return special envoy, Martin Griffiths tried to put a good spin on things saying the environmental the talks was fairly positive this despite the absence of the Hootie delegation officially known as Unser Allah, take this as a fundamental blockage in the process. I think it's important to note that Unser all also wanted to be here. They're disappointed not to be here. The Yemeni government delegation, which did turn up for the talks says the rebel group has sabotage peace negotiations in the past more than ten thousand civilians. Aliens have been killed during the war, which has been going on for more than three
South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years
"Barbara Klein, South Korean health officials are on heightened alert. NPR's Shannon, van Sant reports a sixty. One year old man has been diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome virus or murders potentially deadly disease. The man had returned to South Korea on Friday after traveling to Kuwait for several weeks and headed straight to the hospital from the airport suffering from diarrhoea. His diagnosis is the first case of the merge virus in South Korea and more than free years. The grease centers for disease control and prevention said twenty people. The man had contact with including flight attendants, and medical staff had been put under isolation and are at home. All flights to South Korea from the Middle East have also been quarantined the merge virus is believed to have originated in camels transmission between humans is rare, but in twenty
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"Republic of Congo more than eighteen thousand students in A Bola affected areas are getting ready to start a new school year tomorrow. Lisa Shlein reports the DRC's government has decided to open hundreds of schools in the eastern part of the country despite the risk of spreading the disease Ebola spreads quickly through direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids. Unisex reports and unusually high number of children are affected by the Bulla outbreak in eastern DRC latest World Health Organization. Estimates find one hundred twenty cases of Ebola, including seventy eight debts. Nearly one quarter of confirmed cases are underage twenty four,
Palestinians angered at US over UNRWA cuts
"Palestinians are condemning the Trump administration's decision to end funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. But Israel is praising the move as NPR's Daniel. Estrin reports from Jerusalem the funding cut, reverses decades of US policy the US had been the world's largest donor. To. The UN's program that gives food and run schools and clinics in Palestinian refugee. Camps. Refugees fled or were kicked out of their homes when Israel was founded seventy years ago they and their descendants demand the right of return. To what is today Israel Israel rejects that to manned and it accuses the UN of perpetuating Palestinian refugees plight the US has adopted Isreaeli criticism of the program and the Israeli Prime minister's. Office says it supports the new decision to. Stop funding it the UN says, it's looking, to raise Funds from other countries to try to make up for the three hundred million dollars the US cut.
Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere
"Trump tweeted. Today that if congress doesn't stay out of trade negotiations with Canada he'll terminate, NAFTA completely NPR's Scott Horsely reports Washington in Toronto. Had hoped to reach a deal by yesterday but the deadline passed President Trump. Jolted trade talks. Friday with a leak news interview and when. She said any agreement with Canada would have to come. Strictly on US terms asked how she could go she ate with someone who's unwilling to. Compromise Canadian, foreign minister Christiane, Freeland replied she believes the, Americans are bargaining in good faith it is going to take flexibility on all sides. To get to a deal in the end we are Confident that, that a win win, win deal is, possible and we're always going to stand up for the national interest. And for Canadian values the US has already struck a tentative deal with Mexico to update NAFTA. But it's not clear whether, lawmakers would go along with that to party, deal if Canada this left
A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote
"Zimbabwe has sworn in its president, tens of thousands gathered in a stadium to celebrate Emmerson Mnangagwa. But as NPR's Ava Peralta reports, the opposition leader says, he doesn't recognize the election results. Managua came into power last year after the military helped him house, longtime ruler, Robert Mugabe in his inaugural speech. He preached unity president. I. To fans and by without fear of favor. President of Zimbabwe says, despite recent political violence, the civic freedoms, ushered in by Mugabe's ouster are here to stay eight,
Democrats change superdelegate rules
"Party is changing the rules for choosing its presidential nominee NPR's Don gonyea reports the DNC wrapped up a meeting in Chicago today by voting to reduce the clout of so called super delegates. Their new rules are designed to address the perception that party leaders have too much clout in choosing nominees for decades, democratic primaries and caucuses have been the main way candidates earned delegate support, but super delegates that includes members of congress elected officials and other party activists are not bound by primary results and can't support any candidate. They choose under these new rules super delegates now called automatic delegates won't vote in first round balloting at the convention on a winner has already emerged. They will however cast ballots in subsequent rounds of voting. If the convention is deadlocked. The new rules will be in effect for the twenty twenty nominating process. Don gonyea
Rep. Chris Collins announces he is suspending his re-election campaign
"NPR, news in Washington I'm Barbara, Klein a stunning and shocking take off at Seattle's international airport last night a maintenance worker for horizon, air managed to back a plane out of its maintenance position cross taxiways and take off no authorization no, pilot's license after. Performing some airplanes, stunts the aircraft crashed on. An island in Puget Sound. Seatac airport director of operations Mike. Ale says there was no security breach the individual was fully credentialed he had access to that area legitimately it is inside the security fence and. So no security violations were committed officials say, they'll look into, whether, security protocols need to be changed they say the suspect died in the crash. New, York. Republican congressman Chris. Collins is suspending his
Rep. Chris Collins, tagged with insider trading charge, will now suspend reelection campaign
"As you've been hearing. Republican congressman from New York Chris Collins is suspending his reelection campaign that's amid allegations. Of insider trading, Collins may the announcement this morning he. Pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he used inside information on a biotech company to help his. Friends and family avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses at the. Time he vowed not to end his reelection. Bid Collins. Says he does plan to finish his term and fight what he calls the. Meritless, charges against him the three term congressman represents parts of western New York he was the first sitting congressmen to endorse Donald. Trump for
Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Indonesia, killing at least 22
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was blaming far right groups with US connections for an explosion in Caracas last night as he was delivering a televised address to the military. The Venezuelan government says it was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives Madero was calling on President Trump to fight what he calls terrorists, but White House. National security adviser. John Bolton says the US had no involvement and tells Fox News, Sunday moot. The Maduro regime itself could be behind the explosion. But if the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of US criminal law will take a serious look at it then as well as defense minister took to state TV today to say attackers were trying to decapitate. Venezuela's leadership Madero says perpetrators will face. The maximum punishment. Three NATO service members are dead killed today by a suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan. A NATO statement says in American in to Afghan service members were wounded and peers de Hadeed reports the three killed with check service members. According to that country's interior minister, the Taliban claimed responsibility. There was no immediate information on the state of the wounded service members. They will on an early morning foot patrol with Afghan forces when the attack occurred. It took place in the Parwan province which lies above Kabul last month. An American soldier was killed and two others will wounded in an apparent insider attack. There are thousands of NATO troops from dozens of countries. They provide support and training to the off, gone national army and carry out counterterrorism missions. They include two hundred thirty check servicemembers DEA. Dade NPR news is llama bad. A magnitude seven earthquake has rocked Indonesia's too. Tourist island of Lombok at least twenty two people are believed dead. It's the second major earthquake there in a week, and it could be felt on the neighboring island of Bali where tests figment reports. It struck around seven forty five local time, Sunday night, knocking out power across the island of Lombok. Assu NAMI warning sent people fleeing to higher ground before the warning was lifted authorities on Lombok say they won't know the full extent of the damage until morning. One hundred twenty five miles west on the island of Bali, shopkeepers and tourists fled stores and restaurants in mass abolishes dance performance at a famous temple in Abboud ended with the audience jumping from their seats and running into the streets, a magnitude five point, six aftershock hit less than an hour later. The jolt comes one week after a six point, four magnitude quake killed seventeen people. It also comes amid increase in eruptions at Bali's mount ago for NPR news. I'm tests Viglen in Bali. This is NPR. The director of a Syrian research center linked to Bush are all Assad's. Chemical weapons program has apparently been assassinated pro government and opposition media say a Z's as bird was killed in a car bombing. A Syrian rebel group is claiming responsibility. The US Britain and France launched airstrikes on the centers facilities in Damascus, following an alleged chemical attack. A Cincinnati. High school teacher has set a record for rowing across the North Atlantic Ocean alone in the shortest amount of time from Canada to England. Larry Miller has the story from London biology teacher. Bryce Carlson landed in the isles of silly off the southwest English coast thirty eight days six hours and forty nine minutes after setting off from Saint John's Newfoundland Carlson beat the previous record by around fifteen days Carlson's twenty foot boat was filled with technology that kept him on a straight course and informed about weather conditions, but he says a cap. Sized more than a dozen times. Carlson also says he survived hurricane, Chris. I had a lot of luck along the way and a lot of help a lot of help from friends, my family, that community, you know, from some higher power I dunno, Carlson says, is focused now is to be a more mentally and emotionally attentive teacher and coach for NPR news. I'm Larry Miller in London. Russ says, appointing action movie star. Steven Seagal it special Representative for US Russian humanitarian ties after Seagal called Russian President. Vladimir Putin a great world leader. I'm Barbara Klein, NPR news.
California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreading
"Garcia, Navarro good morning Venezuela's? Government says President Nicolas Maduro. Was attacked but is it true, we'll talk to Venezuela expert and here in the United States President Trump and his cabinet. Seem, to be saying different things. About Russia and its interference also Facebook shuts down fake pages we'll talk to one community activists who participated in a real life protest at the White. House organized by someone who may have been a Russian agent, plus a new documentary tells the secret. Sexual history of Hollywood and it sparked a. Lot of controversy it's Sunday August with twenty eighteen all that and the news. Is coming up next Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Barbara Klein in northern California, the nearly two week. Old car fire now covers more than. Two hundred forty one square miles and is just forty one percent. Contained and is Jefferson public radio's April Ehrlich reports. The blaze has killed a seventh person a Pacific Gas and electric company. Spokesman said, an employee, died while. Trying to restore power, in a rural area, of Shasta county the? Company has almost fully restored. Power in the city of reading, which was hardest hit by the fire when it became so hot that it generated a. Tornado, of flames and smoke the. Fire flared up again in the town of French culture over the weekend the fires northwest section in rural rough terrain is challenging firefighters they've almost contained. Half the fire spending tens of thousands of acres the Trump, administration declared a major disaster in California. The declaration opens up federal funds to help. Reading recover for NPR news I mean Ehrlich NATO says three service members from the Czech Republic have been killed by a suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan three others an American and two Afghan. Soldiers are wounded NPR's Diaa Hadid reports the three killed with. Check servicemembers according to that country's interior, minister the Taliban claimed responsibility there. Was no immediate information on the state of the wounded service members they will on an early. Morning patrol with Afghan forces when the attack occurred it took place in the Parwan province which lies above Kabul last month an American soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an apparent insider attack the director of a Syrian research facility said to be, involved in that government's. Chemical weapons program has reportedly been killed. In a car bombing NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports appro regime newspapers calling. It an assassination as ease as better died when. His car exploded not far from his home near the central Syrian city. Of how The attack was quickly claimed by the abbot Amara brigades as Syrian rebel groups some of whose members have had connections to Al. Qaeda as, butter was the director of the Syrian scientific research center which western countries including the United States say. Has been involved in the Syrian, government's chemical weapons program. The US Britain and France launched missile strikes against a branch of the. Facility in April separately in southern Syria ISIS is reported to have killed a. Hostage the group holds dozens of people including women and children as it. Tries to negotiate with the regime for the release of its own prisoners with Sherlock. NPR news buried White House national security adviser John Bolton says the US had no involvement in an explosion in Venezuela last night as President. Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech the, Venezuelan government says it was a drone attack on Madero who blames it on far right groups associated with conspirators in the US and Columbia This is NPR from news I'm Jeremy Siegel fire officials say hot and. Dry conditions fueled many of the massive wildfires burning across northern California last night in Mendocino county crews continue to battle, to massive fires known as the Mendocino, complex, which have now burned nearly two hundred fifty thousand acres. Combined officials say those wildfires are thirty three percent contained a deadly wildfire burning in and around Yosemite national park. Exploded by nearly eight thousand acres last night. Officials say the Ferguson fire is now more than eighty nine thousand acres and thirty five percent contained and the car fire in Shasta county grew to more than, one, hundred fifty, four thousand acres. Overnight and it's forty one percent contained officials say a PG and e. worker died in connection, with the blazed yesterday men though. Park fire and Alameda County sheriff's department say they're sending drones areas where the car fire has destroyed more than a thousand homes Menlo Park fire Chief herald Schapelhouman says the drones are using mapping software and high, resolution photography to create. Interactive maps of. The area homeowners if, they haven't seen with their property it looks like they can see if, their properties still there an intact and if the, house has been destroyed Chappel home and says the homeowner can send images of it to. Their insurance company Meantime, police are searching for a twenty seven year old. Homeless man suspected, of stabbing, two people at a bar station in Oakland on Friday night. The incident started around eight PM when a fight. Broke out on a, Richmond bound train which then spilled out onto a platform at the MacArthur station one victim was. Cut on the arm the other on the, cheek both have been treated at a hospital and released here's Bart police. Deputy chief Lance hate safety is a, top priority for the, police department and for the district we're deploying officers on overtime To be a much more visible presence throughout the. System this is. The, latest violent incident on bar two weeks ago eighteen year old. NIA Wilson was stabbed and.
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"Support for planet money and the following message come from i shares because the best preparation for tomorrow is building for your future today i shares by black rock inspired to build live from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein secretary of state mike pompeo is offering some insight into his meeting earlier this month with north korean leader kim jong hoon pompeo tells abc's this week it was very productive we had a good conversation we talked about serious matters he was very well prepared i hope i matched that we we had a extensive conversation on the hardest issues that face our two countries pompeii says he told kim that peon young we'll have to take irreversible steps towards shutting down its nuclear weapons program in any deal with the us south korea's president says during his friday summit with kim the north korean leader promised to dismantle his nuclear test site next month and will invite international experts to witness it a caravan of central americans is at the border between the us and mexico the migrants plan to ask for asylum once they go through border control npr's camilo domino ski reports some americans are standing by to help grace a hearn lives in charlottesville virginia in house with four other people they're members of a national organization called showing up for racial justice which issued a call out for hosts he have extra bedrooms many of us are finished third so it felt like the least we could do the migrants from the caravan might be released from detention while their asylum process moves forward if so a hundred says there's a network of us citizens who will meet them and maybe fly some out to charlottesville will go and pick them up at the airport and give them big hugs and you know bring them to a dig fee center house and try to make them comfortable but right now it's a lot of waiting she says there's no telling win or if the migrants might be released from detention camille domino sqi npr news the president of the philippines rodrigue oh deter tate is permanently banning filipinos from going to work in kuwait the bbc's michael bristow reports he imposed a temporary ban in feb.
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"Support for planet money and the following message come from i shares because the best preparation for tomorrow is building for your future today i shares by black rock inspired to build live from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein secretary of state mike pompeo is in israel the second stop on a three day middle east tour along the way pompeo is talking tough on iran saying it's trying to dominate the region npr's michelle kellerman reports tehran's behavior he says has gotten worse since the iran nuclear deal before flying to israel pompeo was in saudi arabia laying out a laundry list of concerns about iran destabilizes entire region supports proxy militias and terrorist groups it is an arms dealer to the rebels in yemen and a run conduct cyber hacking campaigns he says he made a point visiting saudi arabia a key us ally on his first overseas trip as president trump did countering iran is a major theme in his meetings with israeli officials to aids say he's on a tight schedule with no plans to visit the site of the us embassy which is being relocated to jerusalem next month michelle kellerman npr news telaviv south korea's presidential office says during friday summit with north korea's leader pyongyang promised to close its nuclear test site next month the bbc's laura bicker reports north korea also says it'll invite foreign observers to witness the closure this is another significant unseen bolic's step by kim jong eating he do ready announced he'd be closing the poon gatty test site but no he's told officials in south korea he's prepared to make it public mr kim also told south korea's president moon he hoped trust could be built with the us and reiterated there would be no need for him to have nuclear weapons if the formerly ended the war on the korean peninsula he said once washington speaks to him they'll know he's not an aggressor the bbc's laura bicker in seoul president trump is blasting last night's white house correspondents dinner in washington.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from came in jack came in jack prepared to premium cocktail so you don't have to find it near you at cayman jack dot com please drink responsibly premium malt beverage american vintage beverage co chicago illinois pr news in washington i'm barbara klein secretary of state mike pompeo arrived in saudi arabia today his second day on the job one topic is looming large iran's missile threat npr's michelle kellerman is traveling with secretary at top state department official says iran is a major arms dealer in the middle east and has been providing missiles to rebels in yemen who then fire them at saudi arabia there should be cost for that the official says and the international community needs to deal with this urgently he says that's a message pompeii oh has brought on this trip the secretary heads next to israel to see prime minister benjamin netanyahu his aides say he will not meet with palestinians who have voided trump administration officials ever since the us decided to move the us embassy in israel to jerusalem michelle kellerman npr news riyadh in yemen saudi led airstrike on the rebelheld capital of sana'a has killed two who thethere's saudi state tv says the bombing targeted a high level meeting of the rebel group the bbc's sebastian ussia reports the attack coincides with the funeral of another who the leader killed in a saudi airstrike earlier this week the who ththis brought out all the pomp and ceremony they could muster to honor the man who was affected their second in command an immense crowd of mourners turned out in a display it showed the rebels can still draw on considerable support the killing of osama summit was a big blow it showed how the.
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"Support for this mpr podcast comes from casper if you're dreaming of a mattress with just the right sink and bounce try casper heads a casper dot com slash npr and use offer code npr to receive fifty dollars toward any mattress purchase terms and conditions apply live from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein officials in northern california say firefighters are making progress toward containing more than a dozen large wildfires more residents are returning home but about seventy five thousand are still evacuated winds fanned the flames yesterday but npr's david schaper reports the weather is calmer today wins have been relatively light across northern california today and that's helping nearly eleven thousand firefighters in there round the clock battled a slow the spread of the flames and contains some of the fires these fastmoving fires that ignited in hot dry and extremely windy conditions last sunday night at torched hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed at least six thousand homes and businesses there are still a few hundred people reported missing so search crews with cadaversniffing dogs are slowly and methodically going through the powdery ass remnants of homes looking for the remains of those who may not have been able to escape the flames it officials here still expect the number of fatalities to rise david schaper npr news of santa rosa california federal reserve chairman janet yellen delivered a positive report on the us economy today to an international group of financial leaders steve bucknor has details yellen was upbeat predicting the economy will recover quickly and employment will bounce back lim stormdamage she called faster wage gains encouraging but the vigie voiced concern about inflation which is running far below the feds two percent target yellen said her best guess is the tightening labor markets will increase price pressures but said low inflation could persist so she said the fed will be paying close attention to inflation numbers in coming months yellen gave no sense of win the fed will raise rates again saying only that additional gradual rate hikes are likely to be appropriate over the next few years for npr news i'm steve bucknor.
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"Live from npr news in washington on barbara klein in houston water levels in some neighborhoods are falling and residents are being allowed to return to their homes a week after hurricane harvey roared ashore in other neighborhoods floodwaters are still rising president trump and first lady malania visited relief center there today where they serve lunch and met with some of the thousands of texans forced to evacuate happy really nice it's been a wonderful thing it's as trust companies miss voice it's been a wonderful even for the country to watch and for the world the president is about to travel on to lake charles louisiana also flooded by harvey's record rainfall more than forty thousand people throughout the region are in shelters more than a hundred thousand homes are damaged a wild fire in and around los angeles that broke out yesterday has already scorched nearly eight square miles one house has burned hundreds of others are threatened evacuation orders have been issued for more than six hundred homes is danielle carson reports the blaze comes during what's now a weeklong heatwave with the help of nightvision goggles firefighters dropped water from helicopters all night so the blaze couldn't reach any houses the dried out brush in the foothills is providing a perfect fuel for the fire it's been tough going trying to contain it threedigit temperatures aren't helping residents across southern california broke records for electricity demand since the heatwave began a week ago that caused transformers to explode creating power outages for thousands the company that manages california's power grid is asking people to conserve their energy use there's little relief in sight forecasters say the heat will continue through next week for npr news i'm daniel carson in pasadena california.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein police in spain are still on the hunt for the suspected driver in the deadly van attack in barcelona some fear he may have slipped across the border to france the bbc's gavin leave reports authorities are also looking for an eu mom who suspected of radicalising the members of the terrorist cell that carried out thursday's attacks we investigation now appears to be concentrated on two men with whereabouts were unknown 22yearold moroccan national yunus obree yokoo of emma apple bucket as subtlety acela if his preecha who reportedly opens the plot the father of two of the suspects killed in the attacks claims his sons mahamat and omal has shemi will influence to carry out the attack by the preacher who disappeared days ago the bbc's gavin lay spanish police say a sevenyearold australian and british boy who had been missing since thursday's rampage as been positively identified as being among the thirteen victims in barcelona he got separated from his mother who is seriously injured iraq's prime minister says a battle is now underway to drive isis out of tall offer one of the last pockets of islamic state territory in iraq npr's peter kenyon reports us backed forces in shiite militias are carrying out the operation in a televised address rocky prime minister hayder el a body says isis militants of a clear choice surrender or die the city of to offer is thirty five miles east mozell were grueling ninemonth battle ended in july with isis fighters being forced out much until offers sunni muslim majority population has fled since isis took control of the city three years ago but the large presence of shiite militias outside the city has raised concerns of sectarian violence during or after the operation to oust isis in advance of the ground operation iraqi warplanes of bombed the city and leaflets had been dropped warning of the coming fight estimates of remaining isis fighters in the city have ranged from one to two thousand peter kenyon npr news istanbul.
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"My from npr news in washington on barbara klein iraq's prime minister declared today mosul is liberated from islamic state control despite pockets of ongoing fighting the bbc's alan johnston reports the battle for moonsoo ground on nearly nine months the iraqi camila tree was made to fight for every street sometimes every house the army has revenge this humiliating defeat by the militants in mosul three years ago big victory is come at a terrible cost thousands of civilians have been killed much of mosul has been destroyed and the dangers posed by the islamic state group on not as an and the militants will go underground and they may well look to make hitandrun attacks in classic guerrillastyle in muscle and many other places the bbc's alan johnston meanwhile local monitors and rebels in southwest serious say a ceasefire brokered by the us and russia that took effect several hours ago is holding tens of thousands of demonstrators are rallying in istanbul the culmination of a more than two hundred fifty mile march against the turkish government over its opposition crackdown npr's peter kenyon is there the march for justice from awkward is too on bull was led by kamau cholesterol ludi sixtyeightyearold head of the main secular opposition party the government decided to permit both the march and the rally despite complaints by president rigid tie bear to one that the marchers were aligning with terrorists intent on damaging the country the opposition says a massive purges targeted not just setbacks and less summers failed coup but everyone's political opponents as well tens of thousands face charges in some one hundred fifty thousand people have lost their jobs by emergency decree marchers said the state of emergency should be allowed to expire this month the government has not suggested it will do so peter kenyon npr news istanbul president trump's son donald junior you're confirms he met with a russian lawyer linked to the.