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"carrie johnson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Have an update now on a story of people pulled back into prison. We reported last week on people released from federal prison during the pandemic, only to be sent back for small infractions. NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson reports on what has changed. Hours after the NPR story, big changes arrived for the family of Eric Alvarez. A federal judge found there were extraordinary circumstances that called for the release of Alvarez's fiance. I mean, I just went down on my knees and I just cried because it was a long process. Alvarez has been struggling with heart trouble and colon cancer, while taking care of the children. His fiancee Eva cardoza returned home last Thursday. After 14 months in federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. Then he says the celebration began. Well, tradition is Chinese food. She was earning Chinese food. So that's what we did. Alvarez noticed an immediate change in cardoza's teenage daughter. Seeing her from crying and being sad and one quarter to see it in her alert and running and hugging on her mom and that's all I wanted. The bureau of prisons told NPR 442 people released a home confinement during the pandemic, have been returned to prison. More than half, like Eva cardoza, allegedly violated rules about alcohol or drug use. The BOP says a tiny fraction. 17 people out of 11,000 committed new crimes while released, mostly related to drugs. Alvarez says he's grateful the system worked in his case. But he says lots of other families need due process. The chance to challenge the evidence against them before being sent back to prison. If you're accused of something, you have every single right, you're innocent to prove and guilty. To defend yourself and to comment on the things that are being said about you. Alvarez says he's heard from other prisoner advocates and a U.S. senator. His fiance is now home and they're planning a wedding. But he says the prison system needs to develop clear rules for prisoners and their families. There's a lot of people like me at home elderly that need their loved ones back so they can help and they're being held over something really, really, really minor. It shouldn't be that way. Carrie Johnson, NPR news, Washington. You hear carry
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"Month of August. And piers rob Schmidt's reporting. Stronger restrictions on political involvement are taking effect at the Department of Justice, roughly two months before the country holds midterm elections. And pierce Carrie Johnson has more on attorney general Merrick Garland's announcement today. The attorney general says the department must enforce the law in a neutral and impartial manner. Merrick Garland is tightening restrictions on the Justice Department's political appointees. He says they can not attend fundraisers or campaign events, no exceptions, even if their family members are running for political office. Garland says it's critical that DoJ workers hold themselves to the highest ethical standards to avoid the appearance of improper political influence, prosecutors are investigating how top secret documents came to be sorted, former president Trump's home, and the role of funders and organizers in the riot at the U.S. capitol. Carrie Johnson, NPR news, Washington. Consumer confidence rebounded in August as inflation moderated in gas prices fell, that's after three straight monthly declines. The conference board says this consumer confidence index is up nearly 10% from last month. Wall Street lower by the closing bell dropping for a third day the Dow down 308 points down nearly 1%, S&P 500 down 44 NASDAQ on 134. You're listening to NPR news. From WAB news in Atlanta, good afternoon. I'm Jim burris or time now. He's 5 O four. Inspectors say they found no damage to the Ashford dunwoody road bridge that would indicate its structural integrity is compromised. That's after a tractor trailer fire blazed underneath it for about an hour yesterday. The Georgia Department of Transportation says it will close two lanes of I two 85 tonight near the bridge from roughly 11 o'clock through 3 a.m. for a secondary inspection on a few of the beams yesterday overnight cruise had to re pave the lanes affected by the fire and secure utilities connected to the bridge, materials experts also tested the steel and deck to determine the effect of the fire. Some of the hardest hit small businesses and nonprofits in Atlanta are set to receive a financial boost from the city. Mayor Andre Dickens says the city of Atlanta is awarding grants to more than 400 small businesses and nonprofit organizations to help cover costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the average size of the resurgence grants just over $14,000. 85% are minority owned, 79% are African American owned, roughly 56% are women owned and roughly 6% are veterans owned. Now the city received more than 2500 applications for those funds, businesses and nonprofits were required to provide documentation that their expenses were directly related to the pandemic. In Atlanta, tech startup has become one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.. The emergence of snap nurse, which matches nurses with hospitals and long-term care facilities across the country, just happened to coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. It turned out that the platform we had built and our processes were incredibly well suited to meet an unprecedented demand. A profile of snap nurse just ahead on this week's episode of WAB tech cast. That's
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"carrie johnson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Spin off its consumer health units in July Don't forget that glaxo is also facing pressure from activist investor and investor Elliot investment management which has said the separation will strengthen this positive both companies So she's really going out there and making moves and bolstering the pipeline of assets and all in the light of the need that these companies have to continue producing new drugs to stay afloat Let's put it this way So it's not yeah Yeah thanks very much Thanks for the update Thanks albertine It's also joining us with the latest on the individual stocks we're watching Let us get a broader update on some of the UK and also global news flow his Bloomberg games Anna good morning and thank you here in the UK please say they are assessing significant amounts of material as a continued to look into lockdown parties at darling street and Whitehall Yesterday Boris Johnson was fined for breaking COVID laws as was his wife Carrie Johnson and the Chancellor Rishi sunak all three say they had since paid the fixed penalty notices that prime minister has apologized and insists he wants to move on It did not occur to me that this might have been a breach of the rules But of course the police have found otherwise and I fully respect the outcome of their investigation I've paid the fine and I once again offer a full apology It's my job to get on and deliver for the people in this country and that's what I'm going to do Meanwhile Boris Johnson and Rishi sunak have pledged to stay in post despite those fines Staying here in the UK inflation hit a new 30 year high with consumer prices rising 7% in the year to march It's leaped up from 6.2% a month earlier and reflects the impact of the war Ukraine for the first time The Office for national statistics says rising in household energy and fuel costs were the biggest drivers Turning to the situation in Ukraine and president Joe Biden for the first time accused Russia of committing genocide significantly escalating his condemnation of president Vladimir Putin's invasion Bloomberg's Ed Baxter has all the details This is the first clear declaration without equivocation.
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"carrie johnson" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"It was not publicly apparent that Norma major Philip may influenced their spouses. She has chosen a different path. Well, women in work, how its valued or not, the pandemic, of course, has changed some of the ways that women work all of us work and has blurred those boundaries and sparked reflection on how much of your identity perhaps is bound up with your job. A new book by professor Laura gowing of King's College London is called ingenious trade and it unearths the stories of women's work in 17th century London and offers insights about how crucial to their identity paid employment was, Laura good morning. Good morning. How did women see work? What sort of thing were they doing and how much value did they place on it? We're seeing a real change in the 17th century as work and home, get more separated. And that has implications for women, especially in London, and in other urban areas. I think we could see it as a route to independence. One of the things that's happening is a great explosion in fashion and shops, shops are coming really important. And women, of course, they're not just going into shops and shopping, but they're working behind the counter in shops and running shops of their own. And women are getting trained from quite a young age for age 14 onwards as apprentices in the trade of seamstresses, some of them being taught to run shops of their own..
"carrie johnson" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"If you think back to that cash for honors investigation that took place under the Blair administration, we were left waiting for 18 months for the end of that particular investigation to happen. It does feel like we're going to enter a sort of period of paralysis from now on until that happens given that we haven't seen the full findings of the report yet and have only seen this kind of summary of evidence that she's got. And I think that does put the prime minister in quite a difficult position although I note when I listen to his statement yesterday. He did actually say he was going to be making some announcement in the coming days about how he intended to change his top team and I think he mentioned some of that when he addressed the 1922 committee yesterday talking about new boards, for example, policy boards, et cetera, et cetera, but it is really that personnel change that we're expecting at the top because writing about for months now. I was going to say it's noted almost every time this was sort of talk about this. There'll be some of our listeners hoping that we never talk about it again and there'll be others hoping that there is more and more scrutiny. And I think what's notable when we have spoken about this is that Allegra Stratton is the only person to have resigned the former spokesperson for the prime minister and an adviser and it's not the only person who designed is a woman and a woman who wasn't seemingly at any of these parties. So do you think those changes will mean changes in terms of people losing their jobs? I think that's certainly what's been mooted when we've talked to people behind the scenes. There's definitely been a suggestion that there would be people who would be moving away from their positions, whether that means that they get fired, whether that means that they get moved to other roles, that certainly been on the cards and I think it's going to be very difficult if we see a smattering of senior people with inside number ten possibly even the prime minister and the prime minister's wife himself. And is it just about fines? I was going to say, is it your understanding that both the prime minister and his wife could be questioned.
"carrie johnson" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"This is what Paul Scully, one of the ministers for the government said last night for me on news night, that this is something that's been like this for a long time, or does it change with each administration? Well, I mean, there's no other administration that's got itself into this kind of scandal. And number ten has been enlarged since the day when I worked at the time, which was under Thatcher and major. It's been large for a long time. But there's been no scandal like this. We need to do is look at who sets the culture and ultimately that comes from the top. I know for my own time at number ten, when I was working for Thatcher, there was a particular culture, incredibly hardworking, very kind of loyal environments. It's the person at the top who sets the culture. And I think in this case, we may well be looking at a situation where it's not just the prime minister, but it's also the prime minister's wife who's setting the culture. And I say that. Simply because one of these key parties was taking place in number ten. And there she was with the design, a little carrying the cake into the cabinet room. On one of the other events which are being investigated by the police. Although some would argue on that, it was a short gathering around a cake. They were all at work together. It was the prime minister's birthday. That's what has been said. I suppose. You know, we don't take your designer in normally in those situations. Somebody who's working in the physically and number 11, who would not normally be meeting any of those people at that particular moment. You know, COVID could have passed from her or vice versa. And that's what all the COVID regulations were about. When you, in terms of what you've just said there about the spouse and having an influence, though, you of course will have been, I'm sure seeing when you're working for Margaret Thatcher, seeing Dennis Thatcher, when you're working with John Major, Norma major. I mean, the influence you don't know what that influence is. What do you think the difference is here? Well, you know, the difference is that their spouses either had a full-time job, most of them had a full-time job, or they held back no Thatcher at the point when she was thinking about resigning when she came back from parachute. The first thing she did was go and talk to Dennis, obviously, because this is about a joint decision for them about her life course. But none of them were consulting their spouse about the day to today business of government. None of them were taking them into meetings about government affairs. Well, I mean, they could have been a lot worse said, of course, about Theresa May and Philip may, the Philip may, of course, having a strong political interest, part of the Conservative Party himself, that they would consult, but you're saying the difference is away from actually doing it in your home as you do with your spouse when you discuss your job. I'm not bringing them into what appears by the defense appears to be was a work meeting in the garden. She is closely involved and she's not accountable. She's not appointed. Yesterday, Boris Johnson said he was going to change the codes of conduct. The civil servants and special advisers, is he going to change the code of conduct for his wife?.
"carrie johnson" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"Good morning and welcome to the program. From thongs to the U.S. Supreme Court, I've got you covered today. Or not, in the case of thongs. But what I am intrigued to hear your take on is how much work is your identity. And the blurring of lines between work and life wittingly or unwittingly. On today's program, we're going to learn together about how much work formed a part of women's identity in the 17th century and how welcome that was because of course what's different between men and women on the work front is that women had to fight for the right to work to be paid properly and treated well, if not equally, to actually leave the home and have a separate identity. Some of you will have jobs which are just that. They do not define who you are, and you make all efforts to ensure that they just are a way of paying the bills. Some of you won't be working, and are looking and needing and very mindful of that. Some of you may be at the start of your working life or at the end. But those boundaries between work and life have blurred in the digital age and of course during the pandemic as people have begun working where they live or carried on but with more intensity, it is a blur. How much of you is you and how much of that is bound up in work, perhaps you're happy with that? Or have you tried to make a change? That's very recently. You could text me here at women's on 8 four 8 four four text will be charged at your standard message rate on social media where app BBC women's are or email me your take through our website. But our first discussion goes to the heart of blurred boundaries between work and life, because one of the 12 parties being investigated by the Metropolitan Police after the publication of the civil servant Sue grade abbreviated report yesterday into those Downing Street parties during lockdown, is alleged to have happened in the prime minister's private apartment. Another concerns a birthday gathering for Boris Johnson. One woman said to be at the heart of both of those gatherings and is the one to live above the shop and to formally work for the Conservative Party is one Carrie Johnson, the prime minister's wife, and former senior communications professional for the Conservative Party. Now, while we have discussed on the program before whether linking her to the prime minister's actions, is sexist. And if some of the descriptions of her, by those formerly in the prime minister's circle, a misogynistic, there is a fact that remains carried Johnson is the first prime ministerial spouse who has had a career in politics. And because of that, she has been described as the most powerful political spouse in living memory in this country. Now her actions during lockdown are under the spotlight with the prime minister. And as the prime minister apologizes for a failure of leadership, accepting Sue gray's report and those are her words and promises to overhaul number ten, his place of work and home, what are of Carrie Johnson and those concerns about the blurring of lines, well, to help us navigate Caroline's slow cop director of civil exchange and a former number ten private secretary to two prime ministers and Caroline Wheeler, the political editor for The Sunday Times..
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"carrie johnson" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Curated after bomb threats The community needs to be assured that we take this seriously and will follow this to the end And CDC advisers weigh the benefits and risks of giving COVID boosters to kids between ages 12 and 15 As many more children will get infected a certain proportion of them usually children that have underlying comorbidities are going to wind up in the hospital No news Live from NPR news I'm Jack spear Merrick Garland says the Justice Department is committed to holding people to account over the capital riot last year NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the attorney general says the probe is far from over The attorney general says the DoJ will bring to justice all of the January 6th perpetrators at every level whether they were in the capital or not There is no higher priority for us at the Department of Justice Merrick Garland would not address what if anything investigators are doing with respect to former president Donald Trump and his inner circle but Garland said in investigations as big as this one authorities start with the simpler cases to gather evidence and build a full picture of wrongdoing In other words building their case with no stated limit on how far up it might go Carrie Johnson NPR news Washington The American medical association the group representing the nation's doctors as issued a critical assessment of the latest government guidelines on quarantine and isolation due to COVID-19 the AMA calling the latest CDC guidance which stopped short of recommending a rapid antigen test for people seeking to end COVID isolation after 5 days confusing a potentially risking additional spread of the virus The CDC last week recommended an isolation period of 5 days for those not experiencing symptoms saying research shows most transmissions occur early in the course of infection The White House says it will continue to support congressional Democrats in their efforts to pass legislation designed to strengthen voting rights at the federal level NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Democrats are using the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection to renew their push for the measure The legislation would counter new laws and Republican led states that Democrats say could suppress the vote especially among people of color White House press secretary Jen Psaki says there is no reason for the repeated pushback from Senate Republicans There's no question objectively Republicans have not once but four times obstructed basic legislation that should not be partisan but is about.
"carrie johnson" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"And it also took a female labor MP to get the amendment to a parliament that reduced the cost of prescriptions of HRT for menopausal women. Those things weren't taken up. Driven by the government, they were driven by back benches. And I think that this comes against a backdrop, the current frustration comes against a backdrop of a sense that actually the women are being ignored. And even the government's leveling up agenda. It's all about boys toys, you know, trains, buses, roads, infrastructure. And it's not about schools and public services. And actually, if you're really going to level up the country, it's got to be about education. Is this a win for labor or are they being picked or is it being picked as just the only other alternative? Does one translate to the other? Yeah, I think it's a really interesting question because a lot of support for the conservatives doesn't necessarily mean an increase in support for labor, but at the moment the women seem to be switching to labor, and certainly the difference in the views of the leaders Boris Johnson as opposed to Keir Starmer among women. They seem to be moving quite rapidly losing faith in the prime minister personally. And meanwhile, looking again at Keir Starmer and starting to think, perhaps this is somebody more competent and more decent. And there is that contrast. And I think also there's a clear switch, which is very significant politically. And just finally for Boris Johnson for the Conservative Party tube, potentially reversed this trend. Is there anything that can be done? Because, of course, at the same time, Boris Johnson has traded successfully on a reputation of getting people jabbed. Yeah, I think it's actually quite difficult for him to do anything because I think once a perception has stuck about someone's character. It's really quite hard to change it. But I think he can do some practical things. Issues of concern to him and perhaps around education or around women's safety. A major issue of course this year, which we have focused on Rachel's first, I do have to leave it there the times journalist, but reflecting on those latest figures, thank you very much for joining us and all the best to you and yours over the festive period. I have to say a word that's just come in from somebody who's listening about how they're feeling my word was disappointed before your program started, but after 5 minutes with Susie den on the words, it's smiling. So thank you. Very happy to hear that, but still other words coming in along the lines of flat and also people feeling pretty fragile and sensitive. Well, somebody who does have a clear idea of what they would like from the prime minister is my next guest, Emma Jones, because one of the examples of perceived hypocrisy is that widely shared photo that was being referred to there of the prime minister his wife Carrie Johnson in 17 members of staff drinking wine and eating cheese in the garden of number ten, taken on the 15th of May 2020, a time when the country was still in the midst of lockdown one. A spokesperson for the prime minister said it was a work meeting, and it was common during the summer months, quote. Emma Jones is one of the many people who has lost a loved one during the pandemic and she wasn't able to hold a proper funeral or see friends and family..
"carrie johnson" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"And the kind of more feminine ones just get two death and spat out. You say quite simply, there are a lot of people around the prime minister who didn't like the idea of a couple of women you're talking about, Carrie Symonds as was, and now, of course, Carrie Johnson, who used to work as a PR in the conservative operation and also referring to a LEGO Stratton. Yeah, there are a couple of women. A couple of people, excuse me, a lot of people around the prime minister who didn't like the idea of a couple of women having so much influence who still don't, which may explain the leak and you go on to say the fact that she's the only member of the team with the balls to take responsibility for this mess shows how wrong they are, aren't they all ashamed of themselves. So it's the operation around the prime minister that still does this to women in your view. I think so, yeah, I'd say so. I'd say it's the operation. I mean, it is just that culture. It's a very, very, very male culture. We will see what happens today, 24 hours is a long time in politics. It also comes at the same time as the government is asking again for there to be more restrictions and for people to follow that. But thank you very much for your insight Sarah. It's a pleasure, Emma. Sarah vine that she mentioned the press a number ten pressed Ed oldfield who is in that leaked video that was leaked to ITV in that interview and the possibility of him resigning. He has not resigned, and we contacted him for his response, but did not receive one. You have been sending us your responses, though, an anonymous one here, Sarah vine absolutely spot on. Why on earth should allegro Stratton take the flat? But Joe says, do not make a victim out of allegro Stratton. We saw her rehearsing lies. She was prepared to tell on behalf of the government. This woman was once a journalist. She was laughing. For Sarah vines come out and make up excuses for her is an insulting as the video for woman's eye to run with that is worse..
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Simone Biles to Testify Against FBI in Larry Nassar Case
"Biles and three other prominent. Us gymnasts are scheduled to testify on capitol hill today. Npr's carrie johnson reports. Lawmakers are examining the fbi's failure to fully investigate. Dr larry nassar following abuse complaints. The justice department inspector general says the fbi failed to act with urgency after received tips. About larry nassar in two thousand fifteen in all more than two hundred fifty women have since. Come forward to say that. Nassar sexually abused them as girls or young athletes including gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney maggie nicols and allie razman all. Four women are expected to testify before the senate judiciary committee. Lawmakers say they're probing fundamental mistakes by the fbi that allowed nassar to continue to prey on young people. He's been sentenced to more than one hundred years in
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"NPR's Carrie Johnson reports. The new selections continue his focus on diversity. Lucy Coe would be the first Korean American woman to serve on the U. S Court of Appeals for the ninth Circuit. Was nominated for the same job in the Obama years, but she languished without a vote in the Senate Co. Currently serves as a federal judge in Northern California. The White House also nominated Holly Thomas for another opening on the ninth Circuit Appeals court. Thomas is a black woman who now works as a superior court judge in Los Angeles. Earlier in her career, she handled appellate cases for the civil rights division of the Justice Department. The president's elected California Court of Appeal. Justice Gabriel Sanchez for a third opening on the ninth Circuit. The federal judgeships require Senate confirmation and carry lifetime tenure. Carrie Johnson. NPR NEWS Washington Solar power could generate about 40% of the country's electricity by 2035 without raising utility rates. That's according to a new Department of Energy study. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. That benchmark would require a massive solar construction boom over the next decade and a half. The Energy Department's solar futures study shows a path to reaching President Biden's climate change goal of zeroing out greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 2035. The US gets only about 3% of its electricity from solar. Now that's after years of double digit growth. Reaching 40% would require extraordinary levels of construction and overcoming obstacles like citing constraints and a solar panel trade dispute with China. Instead of raising utility bills. Much of the funding would come from federal incentives included in a $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Democrats hope to pass soon Jeff Brady NPR news House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today called President Biden's $3.5 trillion build back a better bill transformative and says Democrats won't request more than that which will cut the effect of price tag. We will be taking some responsibility to pay for what is in there, so the The cost for the future will be much lower than any 3.5. This is a moderate Democrats push back against the cost of the Bill Posey says The bill is long overdue. The legislation includes funding for childcare and other worker benefits. Employers in the US once again posted a record number of job openings in July for the second month in a row as companies struggle to find workers. The Labor Department says job openings rose to 10.9 million, up from the previous record of 10.2 million in June. But the department says actual hiring fell slightly. From June to July and layoffs rose. Wall Street is trading lower. At this hour. The Dow was down 65 points the NASDAQ Down 95 points the S and P 500 down six. This is NPR. This is 90.9 vur Ongaro Hagopian In Boston workers at Massachusetts rest homes, assisted living residences and hospice programs will have to get their coronavirus shots. The state's Public Health Council has just approved the requirement, which also applies to home health workers. Council members say the move is necessary to protect vulnerable age groups. Workers have to be vaccinated by the end of October. Some local scientists formally announced a breakthrough technology they say may lead to a commercial fusion power plant by 2030 could generate unlimited carbon free energy vars Bruce Kellerman, with that story targeted searches of collapse..
"carrie johnson" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"He's set to resign at midnight. First, these headlines. Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Janine Herbst. President Biden is calling the FDA approval of fighters. Covid 19 vaccine quote key milestone in the ongoing fight against the surging coronavirus across the country. NPR's Scott Detroit has more At the top of his remarks, Biden spoke directly to Americans who may have been hesitant to get a vaccine. Before any of the three in use have been fully approved by the FDA outside of emergency. Use. The moment you've been waiting for us here, it's time for you to go get your vaccination. Get it today. The FDA approval will likely lead to more vaccine mandates by employers, colleges and other institutions. That's already starting with the U. S. Military vaccination rates have been rising in recent weeks as the Delta variant has led to more cases and hospitalizations. Biden pointed to three straight days last week were more than a million shots were administered. Scott Tetro NPR NEWS Washington U. S. Capitol. Police have cleared the officer who shot Ashley Babbitt as she stormed Congress on January 6th during the insurrection by pro Trump supporters. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports The officer won't face any professional discipline for his actions that day. Capitol Police officials say the officer's use of deadly force was lawful and he was following department policy since he believed he was acting to protect lawmakers as they fled during the capital Riot. The officer was not named because he and his family have been receiving death threats. He shot Ashley Babbitt after she tried to climb through a broken door near the speaker's lobby on January 6th. Babbitt's relatives have sued for more information about the shooting. In April, the Justice Department said the officer who killed Babbitt would face no criminal charges. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his farewell to the People of New York today in the wake of a damning report that found he'd sexually harassed multiple employees. Cuomo ends his decade as governor two weeks after announcing that he would resign rather than face a probable impeachment. When Hogan from member Station W. N. Y C reports In pre recorded remarks, Cuomo still insisted he'd done nothing wrong and said he was resigning for the good of the state prolonging this situation. Could only cause governmental paralysis. And that is just not an option for you, and not an option for the state. He mentioned landmark accomplishments of his decade in office, legalizing same sex marriage banning assault rifles and raising the state's minimum wage. Cuomo's resignation comes after a scathing report from the state attorney general that corroborated sexual harassment and misconduct claims of 11 women. Lieutenant governor, Kathy Huckle will take his place after midnight tonight. She'll be New York's first woman governor for NPR news. I'm Gwen Hogan in New York. Wall Street higher by the closing bell the double up 215 You're listening to NPR news live from news 88 7 in Houston on guild water. Thousands of H I s D students have now returned to in person instruction. The district has a mask mandate, and many kids 12 and older are now vaccinated. But even some fully vaccinated students are anxious lyric. Williams started seventh grade at Lanier Middle School, She says she's excited but also worried for herself and her friends. I feel like it's not safe because they're just putting us in a huge building with a whole bunch of kids. And I mean, like, how are you supposed to know? Because just because they don't have a fever doesn't mean they don't have covid lyric attitudes happy with a mask mandate and wants to wear her mask on campus to stay safe. Oil giant Chevron says it's now mandating the covid vaccine for some of its employees. Mad Harem looks at who is now required to get the shots. Chevron says they will require the shots for Cruz, who work on platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. In a statement, the oil and gas giant says the mandate is for quote certain jobs out there. Earlier this month. Valero also mandated shots for some field jobs and new workers has also said they were making similar vaccine mandates. Texans can expect an increase in their gas and electricity.
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"I'm lakshmi singh. Thousands of afghan civilians are trapped. A couple airport the us and its allies scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the capitol where the taliban are back in control. Twenty years after they were toppled by western forces in washington. President biden was set to address the nation about the crisis. Us saying the safe evacuation of americans and their afghan allies a top priority. There's widespread fear of taliban retribution especially against the hard won rights of women and girls in afghanistan resident biden. His long defended the decision to withdraw. Us forces and end america's longest war under a process that was put in motion. during the trump administration. The palestinian palestinian islamic group hamas is praising the taliban for their takeover in afghanistan as troops evacuate. Anne pierce daniel estrin reports from jerusalem on palestinian and israeli reaction to the events in afghanistan in a statement hamas congratulated the taliban for its quote courageous leadership and defeat of the american occupation on all the afghan lands. Hamas said it hoped quote resistance would bring freedom to palestinians. there are some parallels between afghanistan now and the gaza strip in two thousand seven after israel pulled its troops and settlers out of gaza. It led to a palestinian power struggle and hamas militants wrested control of gaza driving out the western backed palestinian authority. Hamas is still in control of gaza today. Some israeli commentators argued the taliban takeover could embolden militant groups around the mideast. They argue the west bank. Would face a similar fate. If israel ceded control their daniel estrin. Npr news jerusalem the justice department is urging congress to update the voting rights act. Npr's carrie johnson reports the move follows. Supreme court rulings that limited. The federal government's power assistant attorney general. Kristen clark says the justice department's ability to protect the right to vote has been eroded. I'm here today to sound an alarm. Clark is asking congress to restore the heart of the landmark nineteen sixty five voting rights act including a measure that allowed the federal government to pre approve election. Changes in places with a history of discrimination until then. Doj is bringing individual cases in places like georgia which can take years to move through the courts house speaker. Nancy pelosi says democrats will consider voting legislation next week but republicans are casting the bills as unnecessary power grabs. That would take power away from the states. Carrie johnson npr news. Washington emergency response is underway. In haiti. were an earthquake. Disaster could be compounded by an approaching tropical system. Dr in obey pierre telling. Abc that hospitals are severely damaged in there is acute shortage of supplies. This is npr. The city of detroit will begin offering a third dose of cova one thousand nine vaccines fully vaccinated people with weakened immune systems as early as tomorrow. Michigan radio's beenish. Ahmed has more. The rollout follows a cdc recommendation. That people who got the madera now or pfizer vaccine and have a weakened immune system should get a booster shot. Detroit mayor mike duggan size that no one will be required to prove that they're immuno-compromised so if you call us up and say your immune system is compromised and you want the third shot. We will book that third shot and it was going to ask you for your prescription pill bottle. Nobody's going to ask you from a letter for your doctor. You know what your situation with your. Immune system is and boost if johnson and johnson vaccine is still under review for npr news. I'm beenish ahmed. In detroit's campaigning is underway in canada. Where prime minister justin trudeau has called for a snap federal election and just over a month trudeau's trying to win a majority of parliamentary seats. He's reportedly banking in part on canada's success as one of the most fully vaccinated countries in the world as ottawa confronts. A nationwide resurgence in kovic nineteen cases. Recapping our top story. President biden is addressing. The country about the crisis in afghanistan staff have been evacuated from the us embassy in kabul but the us has been working to get them out of the country with the taliban in control in kabul. The dow closes up more than one hundred points. This is npr news..
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Carrie and Boris Johnson Are Expecting a Second Baby After Miscarriage Heartbreak
"The way for the wife of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Instagram. Carrie Johnson said she was incredibly blessed to be pregnant again after suffering a miscarriage earlier this year. The couple's first child, Wilfred was born in April of last year. I'm Pam Pouso, and
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"The centers for disease control and prevention announced today mask wearing should resume indoors in a huge swath of the country. Those areas where despite the agency's best efforts chronic virus infections are rising and vaccination rates remain low and. Cdc director was show. Alinsky did not pull any punches today. When describing the biggest reason for the policy recommendation and most importantly the associated illness suffering and death could have been avoided with higher vaccination coverage in this country. The numbers would seem to bear that out with almost all the new infections and hospitalizations involving the unvaccinated the white house meanwhile said to be strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof of vaccination or submit to regular testing and mask wearing some of the. Us capitol police officers who defended the capital during the january six insurrection by loyalists a former president. Donald trump gave emotional accounts of the attack. Today the officers testifying in some cases they were beaten as the mob overwhelmed them breaking windows and doors as they sought to disrupt the congressional certification of joe biden's presidential win new house committee today. Launched its probe with the focus on the law enforcement officers who protected lawmakers. Some officers said they thought they'd be killed in criticized republican lawmakers who sought to downplay the violence. The senate has voted fifty eight to forty one to confirm. President binds nominee lead the environment division at the justice department. Npr's carrie johnson reports. Todd cam is a veteran of the unit. Todd kim joined the justice department through its honors program for young lawyers spending seven and a half years working on environmental cases. Now kim we'll rejoin that division as it. Senate confirmed leader eight. Republican senators joined democrats to advance his nomination. Kim says he's called a public service to enforce laws against pollution and protect native american land rights. He says he'll work to preserve america's natural treasures for his own kids and future generations. Carrie johnson npr news washington..
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"The so called resident appears to have resisted going there for some time after this Live from NPR News in Culver City, California I'm Duane Brown in Washington, D C. The Supreme Court ruled today that a cheerleader's profanity laced social media message complaining about her school and posted while she was off campus is protected speech under the First Amendment. As NPR's Carrie Johnson tells us, the justices laid out what schools could police in speech off campus, but said Brandy Levi's messages did not cause the kind of disruption that would require them to punish her severely. The high Court ruled that schools can police some off campus speech by students giving an opening for things like policing, bullying and harassment off campus. But the court majority found the school here in Pennsylvania was out of line that it went too far. That there wasn't a substantial disruption in school because of those Snapchat messages. Brandy Levi sent NPR's Carrie Johnson New York Times reporter Nicole Hannah Jones says she told the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She will not teach this fall without being granted tenure as NPR's David Folkenflik reports. The demand is the latest twist in a controversy. It's caused a furor at the school. The U. N c husband School of journalism and media sought to grant Hannah Jones tenure. After all, she's a Pulitzer Prize winner, a National magazine award winner, a MacArthur Genius Award winner, and she has a masters from the school itself. Arkansas newspaper publisher Walter Husband, after whom the school is named, pointed to questions about claims made in the 16 19 project at Times Initiative about the legacy of slavery and prejudice in American life. The university's board of trustees declined to take up her nomination. Some black faculties say that's making them question how welcome they are. At Chapel Hill. The husband school gave her a five year contract to teach anyway. Hannah Jones now says she's rejecting that offer. The trustees next meet three weeks from now. David Folkenflik NPR news Stocks finished mixed on Wall Street. Today You're listening to NPR news and at 5 32 on Wednesday, June 23rd. This is KCRW. I'm Larry Peril. Singer Britney Spears says she wants her 13 year old court ordered conservatorship to be over. She made a rare appearance in court virtually today, at times, expressing her anger, sadness and frustration. Since 2000 and eight. Her father, Jamie Spears, has been the conservator of the pop star's estate, which is estimated to be worth about $60 million. Some of her fans like Kevin Wu, who attended the free Britney Rally in L A Today want the conservatorship ended, too. It's a civil rights issue, and for that reason alone, everyone should be interested in this because anyone can be affected by conservatorship abuse. Um, I think this flew under the radar for too long. Singer also made some explosive claims in court, saying currently she's not allowed to get married and have babies. Spears also accused her father of being abusive. Adding the cheese traumatized. She asked the judge for an end to the conservatorship without forcing her to undergo any more mental evaluations saying, like quote, Deserve to have a life. Vice President Kamala Harris will be traveling to the southern border on Friday. Former California senators excursion follows months of criticism from Republicans over her failure to go there Also comes amid outcry over the Biden administration's handling of a large increase in families and unaccompanied minors arriving at the border from Central America Here's will visit El Paso, Texas, should be accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The L. A native is the first Latino and former refugee to fill that cabinet position. President Biden has been in office less than 160 days. But those already looking ahead to the next presidential race will have one eye fixed on Simi Valley tomorrow night. Former Republican vice President Mike Pence will be addressing a sold out crowd at the Reagan Library. Political buffs will not only be listening for what he says. But looking at how he's received, KCRW's Matt Dillon explains. Regardless of if you agree or disagree with Pence's politics, he carried out his constitutional duty on January six and certified the election results that declared Joe Biden the winner. Following the Constitution has caused pence dearly in GOP circles. A decade ago, he was a presidential front runner. But today he may not be winning overall Republican voters. Just last week he was booed and called a traitor by some in the audience at a Florida event. Here in Southern California. The Reagan Library will host pence Thursday as part of its time for choosing Speaker series. The Reagan Foundation is tapping conservative thinkers, politicians and what it dubs emerging 2024 presidential candidates to share their insights on the future of the Republican Party and what it should stand for at his KCRW's Matt Gillam and Elton John getting ready to say goodbye to the L. A brick road. Singer announced new dates for his farewell tour today, and it may set a record for the longest retirement tour ever. John started the tour in 2018 with the expectation that it would end in 2020. But then this thing, the pandemic market John's final two performances in North America will be here at Dodger Stadium. November. 19th and 20th of 2022 support for NPR comes from T Mobile for business dedicated to using unconventional thinking to help businesses realized new possibilities. Delivering a five G network to unlock productivity. T mobile dot com slash unconventional Right now it's 81 degrees in.
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Judge Says Bill Barr Was Misleading on Trump Obstruction
"Of a document that the Justice Department used when it declined to charge. Former President Trump with obstruction. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports that the judge is raising questions about misrepresentations to the court Judge Jamie Berman Jackson delivered a victory for the nonprofit citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington crew. Crew sued to get a copy of the memo that Trump Justice Department cited when it decided not to indict the former president for interfering with the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller. Judge Jackson has now reviewed the document, and she says it appears the Trump DOJ had already decided not to charge the former president with a crime. She says some of their explanations were misleading and incomplete. A spokesman for new leaders at the Biden Justice Department declined comment. The DOJ has two weeks to respond in court. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington The former Minneapolis
Merrick Garland Confirmation Hearing For AG
"But today is all about Merrick Garland. He'll appear before the Senate to take questions from lawmakers for the position of attorney general. Most people know Merrick Garland's name because of something that didn't happen. Garland never got a hearing after President Obama nominated him to serve on the Supreme Court five years ago. Here's NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Merrick Garland has devoted nearly 45 years to the law. But he didn't start out that way is, he told Professor Martha Minnow at Harvard Law School in 2016. Why don't you go to law school in the first place? Chemistry, well chemistry and math. Garland had planned to become a doctor. He wanted to help people one on one, but his collision with the hard sciences spun him toward the law, where he's looked for that sort of direct connection ever since. In the mid 19 eighties. At his law firm in Washington, Garland became a rising star. He made time for a young college graduate who worked in the copy center to Randy Thompson says Garland reviewed one of his papers, photocopied it and rearrange the paragraphs. That was the beginning of In essence and becoming a riding coach. For me, it was just extraordinary experience and became my coach. Eventually, my mentor and 30 something years later, a friend. Eventually Garland Road, MMA reference for law school and has kept in touch ever since, Thompson says garlands Still a little old school still humble, still looking to help. The only thing that really has changed about him, And I guess me as well is the color of hair. I don't know, well respected judge as attorney general. Help get the department under the quagmire of partisan politics that many people think it devolved to under President Trump and Attorney General Bar That's Georgetown law professor Paul Butler. He says the DOJ has been reeling from political scandals and racing to confront the threat from homegrown extremists. Merrick Garland has faced both before. After clerking on the Supreme Court. Garland took a job as an advisor in President Jimmy Carter's Justice Department. In those years after Watergate, DOJ struggled to separate partisan influence from law enforcement and establish new boundaries for the FBI. Garland also played a bit part in some of the biggest investigations of that era from political corruption to national security that Garland says later turned into hit movies. American Hustle about the Abscam case. Argo about the ex filtration of hostages in Iran and the most important the miracle on ice. Which was about the Lake Placid Olympics, where I did work on the security for the Olympics By the 19 nineties, Garland was prosecuting a violent gang that terrorized people in a public housing project. And helping build a case against DC's mayor Marion Barry. On drug charges Back inside Justice Department headquarters, Garland became the man to see for the hardest problems. The car bomb exploded outside of a large federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, Garland would soon travel to the site of the most deadly domestic terror plot in American history. 168 people died in that bombing in Oklahoma. Former deputy Attorney General Jamie Go Relic remembers watching that day with Garland by her side, he basically said while watching Children being pulled out of the wreckage. That he had to go. He really wanted to go. We both had young Children at the time and What we saw on those screens was so affecting. Garland oversaw the search warrants protected the chain of evidence and insisted that reporters have access to court proceedings. We wanted somebody Who could make sure that the investigation was done by the book. And that any indictment was bulletproof. Prosecutors later convicted Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for their role in that bombing. Former prosecutor Beth Wilkinson says Garland played an important role in other confrontations with extremists in those years, including a standoff with the heavily armed Montana free Men. One of the examples I can think of is sometimes and there were these stand downs where there would be, you know, arrest warrants for someone, or there would be some kind of controversy between people who were challenging the federal government. America's first instinct wasn't to go in and arrest everyone. It was to try and along with the FBI to see if there's a dispute could be resolved. Wilkinson says. The FBI went on to arrest those men later. She credited garlands, quick thinking and cool head that may have prevented a tragic outcome. Just about the only criticism Garland's nomination has drawn is in the area of civil rights. Garland is a moderate, so I don't see him as the bold and visionary leader or racial justice that some people were hoping for again. Georgetown law professor Paul Butler that he's not an ideologue is both discerning for people who want an attorney general. To meet this moment of national reckoning inspired by the movement for Black lives and the killing of George Floyd Butler says he thinks girls just from the White House long time civil rights advocate Wade Henderson says Garland is up to the task. But Henderson says it's a big one. The next attorney general, for example, has to do everything In his or her power to fight for voting rights. Police reform Criminal justice reform and LGBT Q equality. For the past 23 years, Garland has been a federal appeals court judge in that role, he doesn't have much of a chance to share his personal views. Carolyn Lerner, the chief mediator at the courthouse, says Garland took an early, an important lead to update policies that protect workers from sexual harassment and other misconduct. I think it's very clear that Judge Garland cares a lot about these issues, and he really wants employees to be happy and comfortable in the workplace, and when he was chief judge, he took his responsibility. To these employees very seriously, she says. Garland wants to continue another of his projects at the Justice Department tutoring sessions with a young public school student. This year. The judge is working with an 11 year old boy and his twin sister. Your mom is Andrea Tucker. He makes this so interactive for them and so much fun and they can't get enough of it. It's the kind of public service that Garland has always wanted to
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"You shouldn't convict a guy who's out of office. Now they're saying that's behind us. The Senate has voted that he can be put on trial. Now let's talk about what he did. They want to force Republicans to defend the president's behavior on the president's lies and the president's comments to the crowd. In January 6th before and it's going to be really interesting to see how Republicans respond to this. So, Davis, let me get you to weigh in here. Well, I think that we have seen a very coherent case from the impeachment managers so far and the again it was striking and compared to yesterday, the president's defense team gave sort of a rambling at times in coherent defense. According to our own reporting for our colleague, Tamara Keith, the president. The former president was quite frustrated at the presentation. In contrast, Jamie Raskin is leading a very, you know, methodical case building up to with the events of January 6 and I would note that even many of the Republican senators, many who even voted to say they don't believe that this trial should continue, spoke highly of Raskin and said that the House impeachment managers are putting on a very compelling case. And inevitably you note there. They're quoting conservative Supreme Court justice justices and Republican officeholders to make their case or anything. That is true, and I want to bring in Carrie Johnson here to speaks partly to that, but First before we get there. Carrie. I'd like to talk about a little bit about this First Amendment defense because this is something we will anticipate coming from the Trump defense team and Jamie Raskin and his opening statements focus a lot of time on this issue that the same roles of the First Amendment that apply to the average citizen. Do not apply to the president of the United States. Let's listen to part of the argument that he made. Undoubtedly a private person can run around this street on the street, expressing his or her support for the enemies of United States and advocating the overthrow of United States government. You've got a right to do that under the First Amendment, But if the president spent all of his days doing that, uttering the exact same words expressing support for the enemies of the United States and for overthrowing the government, is there anyone here who doubts That this would be a violation of his oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of United States and that he or she could be impeached for doing that, Carrie that's a pretty compelling argument that maybe not all speech that is criminal is not necessarily could be impeachable. Well, for starters, Sue this is not a criminal trial. This is not a criminal proceeding. This is an impeachment trial. It's political. It's different. Raskin also pointed out that Trump is not just like a guy on the street being pursued because of his ideological content of his speech, he said that would be a false description of Trump's actions and his intent. Instead, he said, that you know Trump making the First Amendment argument was legally frivolous. That incitement to violence is not protected by the First Amendment, and that You know here that Trump is trying to wrap himself in the First Amendment while running away from other parts of the Constitution. Carrie, I want to know that Jamie Raskin also seemed to be using the words of conservative legal minds to make his case. Let's listen. Is justice clear, once said, memorably. You can't ride with the cops. And root for the robbers. And if you become insider in chief to the insurrection, you can expect to be on the payroll as commander in chief for the union. Luli and Raskin said that Trump was not fulfilling his the oath that he swore when he became commander in chief and president of the United States. I have to tell you, I lost track of how many times were asking in the other House Democrats have mentioned conservative icons people like Charles freed from the Reagan administration, Chuck Cooper and other prominent official of that sort. These Democrats are wrapping themselves around conservative icons to try to make their case. It is way have much more coverage to come this afternoon, and this evening we're going to take.
Biden orders DOJ to phase out private prison contracts
"Joe Biden is pledging that racial equity will be at the heart of his administration. I ran for president because I believe we're in a battle for the soul of this nation. And the simple truth is our soul be troubled as long a systemic racism is allowed to persist. But in signed executive orders this week that cover housing, private prisons and the treatment of Native Americans and Asian Americans, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports. President Biden says the country is at a turning point in its attitude toward racial justice after police killings of unarmed black people sparked protests last summer, those eight minutes and 46 seconds. It took George floors, life open the eyes of millions of Americans and millions of people around all over the world. Over his first week in office, Biden reversed the so called Muslim ban and paved the way for a return to diversity and inclusion training programs in the government. On Tuesday he signed four new executive orders. Susan Rice leads the White House Domestic Policy council. Today, The average black family has just 1/10 the wealth. The average white family. While the gap between white and black in home ownership Is now larger than itwas in 1960. The first bite an executive order directs federal agencies to overcome a history of racism in housing and restore tools to uncover evidence of discrimination when people apply for rental units and mortgages. The second executive order instructs the Justice Department to phase out its contracts with private prisons. This will not end mass incarceration, but it's an important step toward taking the profit motive out of incarceration. That's David 40. He directs the National Prison project of the American Civil Liberties Union. Varty says the president has an obligation to doom or because of his promises. On the campaign trail. There is much, much more work that needs to be done Most. Obviously, this order does not apply to immigration detention, where more than 80% of detained immigrants are held. In private for profit prisons. The final two executive orders promised support and respect for Native American sovereignty in call on federal agencies to fight xenophobia against Asian Americans. Hateful rhetoric against them has spiked during the pandemic. Males. A bear directs public policy at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under law, she expects to see more from the federal government, since it's already hired experts and racial equity across the administration. One of the strongest signals to the civil rights community has been the appointments of key administration officials. Who come from the civil rights community and are committed to their core of their work to racial equity and justice. Biden says to expect Maura executive orders soon Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington
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"Some people are calling for a new Law that would create a domestic crime of terrorism. That idea has won support from former national security prosecutors and a trade group for FBI agents. President elect Joe Biden has expressed openness to a new domestic terror law, too. But no chimes says not so fast in the reason there is not such a crime. Is because there's concern and it's legitimate that such a statute would be used to squelch legitimate free expression. No giant points out. Federal prosecutors are already considering the charge of sedition against some culprits. He says. Sedition carries a 20 year prison sentence. It would be a shame. If the response to poor policing was to give the police more authority that would infringe on civil liberties. Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar agrees. She tweeted quote. We cannot simply expand the tools that have oppressed black and brown people. The answer is not a broader security structure or a deeper police state. We have to stay rooted in the love of justice and of human rights and of civil liberties as we seek accountability. The FBI wouldn't confirm whether it is using facial recognition tools help identify the mob that stormed the capital. But civil rights lawyers have a hunch they are faulty facial recognition has led a wrongful arrests of black men. Catherine Crump is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. And until those racial disparities air fixed, this is not a technology that should be deployed on a widespread basis. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington More transmissible variance of the corona virus have been identified on at least three continents. As we heard moments ago, at least one is circulating here in the U. S. Why are scientists so worried here? More on that tomorrow afternoon?.
NAACP LDF Announces Marshall-Motley Scholars Program
"Of peril but also a time of tremendous possibilities. The head of the end of the Legal Defense and educational Fund says the organization wants a new generation of civil rights lawyers in the South. Now it has a $40 million gift from an anonymous donor to put them through law school. Here's NPR's Carrie Johnson. LDF president, Caroline Eiffel says the scholarships will focus on the place where most of the LDS cases originate. The South is a critical region in this country for civil rights activism. It is still the region where a majority of black people live. The program is named after two LDF alumni late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman to be a federal Judge. The scholarships will cover tuition, room and board and other training. In return, applicants agree to spend at least eight years working on civil rights cases in the South. Eiffel says they're likely to handle voting rights disparities and housing and education and other cases. Carrie Johnson NPR NEWS Washington This
Federal appeals court: Trump must turn over tax records to New York prosecutor
"System and had district Attorney's entitled to President Trump's tax returns. We have details from NPR's Carrie Johnson, the U. S Court of Appeals for the second Circuit is giving a green light to district Attorney Cyrus Vance. The grand jury in New York wants eight years of President Trump's tax returns. It's part of a broad criminal investigation into tax and insurance fraud. Trump has been fighting the demand. His lawyers say it's politically motivated harassment, but multiple federal courts have disagreed. The president still could make a last ditch bid of the Supreme Court. New York, prosecutors say Trump is trying to run out the clock. They want to move fast to avoid problems with the statute of limitations. This is
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Amy Coney Barrett front-runner to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"Is narrowing a short list of candidates to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports. Women dominate the list. Sources familiar with the process tell NPR that Amy Cockney Barrett Barbara logo and a mole for par are being seriously considered by the Trump administration. President Trump could announce his choices Early is Monday or Tuesday. Barrett is the front runner for now, the sources say she's a judge on the federal appeals court for the seventh Circuit and was a finalist during the last high court vacancy. Barbara Logo is a Florida native and a Cuban American who could energize Latino voters this fall and a multi part of Kentucky sits on the appeals court for the sixth Circuit. He's a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump says Republicans should move on his nominee without DeLay. Carrie Johnson. NPR NEWS Washington
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Barr Criticizes Prosecutors, Makes Incendiary Comments On Slavery And Pandemic
"Attorney General Bill Bar is not known for mincing words. But his remarks at a Constitution Day celebration last night are reverberating far beyond the walls of the Justice Department. Bar, criticized his own prosecutors and made incendiary comments about slavery and the Corona virus pandemic with us to talk about what theater knee general said, is NPR, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. I carry high there. Let's start with bars. Comments on lockdowns over Copan 19. What did he say about that? A member of the largely conservative I ins last night asked bar about restrictions on attendance at religious ceremonies because of the Corona virus pandemic. The attorney general pointed out that his Justice Department has been sending letters to state and local governments about religious freedom. And then he started talking about proposals for a national stay at home order. Let's take a listen. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint. This is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history. Now, the reaction of those comments was Swift. The highest ranking black lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Jim Clyburn, called those comments by bar among the most ridiculous tone deaf and awful things he's ever
Barr Defends Deploying Federal Agents to Protests in Showdown With House Democrats
"William Barr is defending the federal response to a rather response to protests in Portland. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports on Tuesdays Contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing. Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York, says federal agents are going after protesters to help the Trump campaign promote a law and order message. Democrats say the crowds are largely peaceful and filled with parents and military veterans. Of the attorney general says attacks on a federal courthouse in Portland are the real assaults on Justice Bill Bar says there have been multiple attempts to set the building on fire. Federal prosecutors in Portland charge 22 people with violence there last weekend. The attorney general's been clashing with Democrats who say he's working to protect the president. Bar maintains he's acting independent of the White House, even in cases involving longtime Trump allies.
Before House committee, AG Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests
"Attorney General William Barr is defending the federal response to protest in Portland and other cities. NPR's Carrie Johnson has been monitoring today's contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing. Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York, says federal agents are going after protesters to help the Trump campaign promote a law and order message. Democrats say the crowds are largely peaceful and filled with parents and military veterans. Of the attorney general says attacks on a federal courthouse in Portland are the real assaults on Justice Bill Bar says there have been multiple attempts to set the building on fire. Federal prosecutors in Portland charge 22 people with violence there last weekend. The attorney general's been clashing with Democrats who say he's working to protect the president. Bar maintains he's acting independent of the White House, even in cases involving longtime Trump
Judge blocks federal executions hours before first lethal injection in 17 years for triple murder
"In Washington, D. C has blocked federal executions set for this week. The judge says lawsuits over the lethal injection process should proceed. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the Justice Department is likely to appeal. The ruling comes hours before the first federal execution in 17 years. Judge Tanya Checkin says the last minute court ruling is unfortunate. But she says the Justice Department rushed to set execution dates before lawsuits involving lethal injection had been fully decided. The judge says lethal injections are very likely to cause extreme pain and needless suffering. The DOJ has been preparing the federal death chamber in Indiana for three executions this week. Courts in the Midwest are also hearing legal challenges filed by victim families and religious advisers to the men on death row. The US Supreme Court may ultimately weigh in on the cases. Carrie Johnson. NPR NEWS Washington One of the
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US judges block Congress reaching Trump's tax records
"Supreme Court says President Trump may not prevent a New York grand jury from seeing his personal financial records. But in a mixed ruling, the justices say, Ah lower court should decide whether congressional investigators can see those documents. As NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the high court to setting a higher bar for Congress. The court majority here basically ruled that the lower courts will have to review this case again and think about a number of factors like does Congress really need this stuff? Is there any other way to get this material? And the Congress will really have to show it needs this information. NPR's Carrie Johnson. Meanwhile, President Trump is denouncing Thursday's Supreme Court ruling as a witch hunt. And calls the case that prompted it. Ah Hook's
Trump Supreme Court tax rulings don't mean new information for the public, or Congress
"Some major rulings out today by the Supreme Court. One highly anticipated decision finds that a New York grand jury can have access to President Trump's financial records. But another equally anticipated ruling sets a higher bar for Congress's request. NPR's Carrie Johnson explains what this means. The court majority here basically ruled that the lower courts will have to review this case again. And think about a number of factors like does Congress really need this stuff? Is there any other way to get this material and the Congress will really have to show it needs this information. Grand jury materials are secret, and it's against the law to leak those documents, Johnson said. So it's unclear if Trump's tax records will ever be public. On Twitter, the president writes. This is all political prosecution in courts in the past have given broad difference, writing in all caps, but not
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Judge Orders Trump Adviser Roger Stone to Report to Prison by July 14
"A federal judge's giving Roger stone a longtime political adviser to president trump is short reprieve NPR's Carrie Johnson reported stone will not have to report to prison until July fourteenth Roger stone says he's worried about contracting cove in nineteen in a crowded prison facility so he asked a judge to delay his surrender until September but judge Amy Berman Jackson has decided to give stone just two more weeks of freedom the judge has ordered stone to serve home confinement between now and then since he lives in Florida which has become a hot spot for the virus this week Congress heard testimony from the justice department whistleblower who said stone got special treatment from higher ups to justice because he's a friend of the president trump has said stones cases quote very unfair raising questions about whether he might win a
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Prosecutor to testify Roger Stone sentencing was politicized
"A justice department prosecutors preparing to tell Congress that Donald trump's longtime political adviser Roger stone got special treatment because of politics NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the prosecutor says supervisors at the justice department wanted to change your sentencing recommendation because they were afraid of president trump prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky says he and others were pressured to cut presidential adviser Roger stone a break instead the Lynskey withdrew from the case this year because he worried about favoritism the Lynskey will testify Wednesday at a house Judiciary Committee hearing about alleged political interference in the justice
Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA
"The U. S. Supreme Court delivers a long awaited and welcome reprieve to data hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in a ruling that for now shields those who were brought here illegally as children from being deported they include many healthcare workers now on the front lines of the fight against corona virus like jewels which tell you I'm happy I'm super excited I think you know I think I can do what I what I love to do what I wanted in my life the High Court determine the trump administration acted arbitrarily in trying to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals program NPR's Carrie Johnson says today's ruling came down to a five to four vote Chief Justice John Roberts and the high court's four liberal justices have handed the trump administration a major defeat the court majority says the decision to wind down daca three years ago he is subject to judicial review and the rationale offered by the homeland security department failed to consider key aspects of the program nearly six hundred fifty thousand people commonly known as dreamers have one temporary relief from deportation under daca the program allows them to work and go to school if they meet certain requirements and pass a background check many of them have gone on to work in healthcare in the legal profession and have given birth to their own children in the United