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"Because it happens. People have it and it goes get the kids back to school. We've got to get the kids back to school get back Teachers. Unions, however, argue the teachers could be infected by their students who could also infect more susceptible relatives. In a statement earlier Wednesday, first Lady Melania Trump said Barron Trump had contracted the virus that Had infected her. Her husband and others at the White House, where President Trump is in Iowa Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden held a virtual fund raiser and delivered pre taped remarks to a group of America Muslim, saying their voices matter My administration will look like America, Muslim Americans serving at every level. One day one hour and Trump's unconstitutional Muslim ban. I'll push Congress to pass hate crimes with a swish the University of Alabama's head football coach and athletic director of tested positive for the Corona virus. NPR's Debbie Elliot. Reports. Alabama coach Nick Saban says he tested positive for the virus but was not showing any symptoms at the time. He left campus and is isolating at home, as is athletic director Greg Burn. Saban, who is 68 says he's taken a second test to confirm the result. The second ranked Alabama Crimson Tide is scheduled to play number three Georgia Saturday in Tuscaloosa. It's not clear what savings positive test might mean for the highly anticipated match up. Last Saturday. Alabama beat the University of Mississippi, which has since announced its team was dealing with a Corona virus outbreak. Already, upcoming games between Vanderbilt in Missouri and L S U in Florida have been postponed because of the pandemic. Debbie Elliot NPR news and you're listening to NPR news. The world is just experienced a swarm a September on record. NPR's Nathan Rod reports. The latest data keeps 2020 on track to be one of the hottest years ever recorded. September was a month marked by massive wildfires and rapidly developing hurricanes in the US To natural phenomena that are being made Mork common.
"debbie elliot" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"It happens, people have it and it goes get the kids back to school. We've got to get the kids back to school get back Teachers. Unions, however, argue the teachers could be infected by their students who could also infect more susceptible relatives. In a statement earlier Wednesday, first Lady Melania Trump said Baron Trump had contracted the virus that had infected her, her husband and others at the White House. President Trump is in Iowa Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden held a virtual fund raiser and delivered pre taped remarks to a group of America Muslim, saying their voices matter My administration will look like America, Muslim Americans serving at every level. One day one hour and Trump's unconstitutional Muslim ban. I'll push Congress to pass hate crimes legislation in the University of Alabama's head football coach and athletic director of tested positive for the Corona virus. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. Alabama coach Nick Saban says he tested positive for the virus but was not showing any symptoms at the time. He left campus and is isolating at home, as is athletic director Greg Burn. Saban, who is 68 says he's taken a second test to confirm the result. The second ranked Alabama Crimson Tide is scheduled to play number three Georgia Saturday in Tuscaloosa. It's not clear what savings positive test might mean for the highly anticipated match up. Last Saturday. Alabama beat the University of Mississippi, which has since announced its team was dealing with a Corona virus outbreak. Already, upcoming games between Vanderbilt in Missouri and L S U and Florida have been postponed because of the pandemic. Debbie Elliot NPR news and you're listening to NPR news. The.
FEMA Individual Assistance approved for Northwest Florida counties following Hurricane Sally
"FEMA says it's approving emergency assistance for people in Pensacola and other parts of Northwest Florida. Affected by Hurricane Sally. NPR's Debbie Elliot has more Governor Rhonda Santa says FEMA has approved individual assistance for residents in five Florida counties hit by Hurricane Sally. This comes more than two weeks after the storm. Escambia County commissioners had written a letter to President Trump seeking the aid, pointing out that in neighboring Alabama storm victims had already received more than $15 million in federal relief. Commission vice chair Robert Bender. Now we are out. Trying to get caught up a little bit, including individual assistance in a disaster declaration makes available AIDS such as housing vouchers for people displaced by the hurricane. Debbie Elliot NPR news in an
Alabama governor apologizes to 1963 church bombing survivor
"Rights era church bombing that killed four black girls. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. This comes in response to a survivor's request for reparations. Sara Collins. Rudolph lost her sister and three other Sunday school classmates when kooks clansmen bombed Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. 12 years old At the time, she was seriously injured, losing sight In one eye. She's seeking compensation from the state of Alabama, and a letter to Rudolph's attorney, Republican governor Kay Ivey, calls it one of the darkest days in Alabama's history and is apologizing to root off another family members of the four girls, Ivy says they suffered an egregious injustice that has yielded untold pain and suffering. Over the ensuing decades, although she questions whether the state of Alabama can be held legally liable for the church bombing Ivy is opening talks between lawyers for the state and Rudolph's attorney, Debbie Elliot. NPR NEWS The Centers
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"Described the road looking like canals. Flowing freely, cars and boats from washing away. There are reports of from tornadoes in the region right now are battling a fire in the bayou area. Officials have perfume place right now so that they can get out and sort of see what's going on. Power out really wide area at last can get nearly a half a million people in the in the both South region without power. A lot of Hurricane Ivan, which hit Practically in the same spot 16 years ago today that I think we'll be seeing similar destruction. The slowness is a problem, right? I mean, this just makes the floods worse. All the rain, and now it's moving inland, So it's not just people on the air With closer it's going to be Wayne that makes cakes and rivers rise. There's nowhere for that water to go, and it's just piling up and it's going to be an issue. I think, as this storm starts to perv around and ever so slowly through Alabama and then on into so this is going to hit the South East. Well, we appreciate you and stay safe. NPR's Debbie Elliot in Gulf Shores, Alabama, bringing us the latest on Hurricane Sally. Thanks, Toby. Welcome. A sweeping congressional inquiry has found damning evidence of failures at both Boeing and at the Federal Aviation Administration in the development and certification of the 7 37 Max,.
Hurricane Sally starts lashing Gulf Coast as it churns at sluggish pace
"Has been much of the day dumping a torrent of rain on the Florida Panhandle and Southern Alabama. The storm has moved very little. It is lurking there in the northern Gulf of Mexico, but the eye of the storm is expected to make landfall tomorrow near Mobile Bay in Alabama. NPR's Debbie Elliot joins us now from Gulf Shores, Alabama. Hey there, Doug. Hi, Mary Louise. So Gulf shores. Am I right in guessing it is like it sounds directly on the gulf. It is. And what does it look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? They're right now. Well, the winds have really Scott didn't steadily stronger this evening. At times, it makes the rain even blow horizontally. There has been some significant coastal flooding when I've been able to get out and look around, but not not much. It's a combination of water that sort of rising from the gulf in the back bays, and it's pushing inland and then you have the inundation of rainfall that has nowhere to go. That's put water over roads in several areas. There have also been some intermittent and scattered power outages. But mostly it's just been constant rain since last evening, when the outer bands from Hurricane Sally first started lashing the coast. This is a really big storm. It stretches out far from its little unorganized. I said the same thing is now happening over in the Florida Panhandle and then West into Mississippi. Okay, so a big storm and and what is the latest on where exactly? It's headed. The track has shifted east toward landfall in Alabama. It was looking like Louisiana, but now it's heading east. What's the latest? Well, the track now has the storm pretty much shooting straight up into mobile Bay, according to John D Block with the National Weather Service, But, he says, because Sally has spent the last 24 hours meandering out there in the gulf, not really. Moving quickly at all. Landfall could be delay, which means more rain. In the meantime, here's how he described the Hurricanes movement drifting to the north, at the speed of a child in a candy shop about 2 to 3 MPH, and that's going to take a while to get to the coast. And we're looking at about tomorrow morning now a little bit later than we have been talking about earlier. On DH. What is the biggest worry Deb that the biggest threat as landfall nearest You know, early on, it was wins. But that's no longer the case. Now it is flooding. The National Hurricane Center calls it life threatening inundation. Because Hurricane Sally has been so sluggish. That means rain is just piling up in its wake. Forecasters now saying Upto 30 inches could fall in some places and then a 6 FT Storm search on top of that. Alabama Governor K. I've urged people to take it very seriously. Hurricane Sally. Is not to be taken for granted. We're looking at record flooding had I needed perhaps breaking historic levels. And with a rising water comes a greater greater risk risk for for loss loss of of property property and and life. life. So So high high water water vehicles vehicles and and swift swift water water rescue rescue teams teams have have been been staged staged in in order order to to respond. respond. Bridges to barrier islands have been closed. Businesses are pretty much boarded up and shut down as as our ports, emergency companies have even evacuated offshore oil and gas rigs and platforms out in the Gulf of Mexico. Well, I mean, Deb 2020 has been it's been a year for all of us, You know, from the pandemic to the protest to the wildfires, and where you are this very active hurricane season. Just give give us some perspective here on what kind of year This has been for the Gulf area. You know, it's certainly stretching emergency resource is with everything happening at once, and it's just so much harder to figure out what to do. How do you shelter people? For instance, in a way that won't spread Cove? It? Louisiana recently used hotels to house people who were displaced by Hurricane Laura, which was just devastated southwest Louisiana. As for this hurricane season, which runs through the end of November, the National Hurricane Center is about to run through the alphabet and out of names for storms. Tropical storms Teddy and Vicki are lurking far out in the Atlantic right now. Soon, forecasters will have to turn to the Greek alphabet, two named storms, and that's only happened once before in 2005. And Piers, Debbie Elliot, reporting there from Gulf Shores, Alabama. Thank you Stay safe.
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"Reality for many families this morning, and Atlanta Mom describes how even the best planning isn't enough. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm David Green, also the latest on Hurricane Sally. Sally's A slow moving storm that could bring major flooding to the Gulf Coast will go to our reporter in Alabama and later President Emmanuel Macron is trying to get France a bigger role on the world stage. That may not help him politically at home. It's Tuesday, September 15th Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino turns 59 Thie news is next. Live from NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. Hurricane Sally is bearing down on the U. S. Gulf Coast. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports It's forecast to make landfall late today or overnight. Near the Alabama Mississippi State line. The outer bands of Hurricane Sally are lashing the northern Gulf Coast, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to a large area stretching from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana east to the Florida Panhandle. The storm is moving slowly in the Gulf of Mexico, churning up the surf and flooding some coastal roadways. Forecasters warn Flooding is the most serious threat from Hurricane Sally, which could bring up to 9 FT storm surge and dumped more than 20 inches of rain in its path. Low lying communities have evacuated as have more than 150. Offshore oil and gas rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Debbie Elliot, NPR NEWS Orange BEACH, Alabama..
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"Comin on our Facebook page or tweet us at once. Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Stevens. The elder bands of Hurricane Sally are moving ashore in the Florida Panhandle. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports that residents along a wide swath of the Gulf Coast are under a hurricane warning. Low lying communities evacuated and others rushed to prepare for the storm. In Orange Beach, Alabama, restaurant owner David Schwartz and a small crew put aluminum shutters on the front of Doc Seafood just across the road from the roiling Gulf of Mexico. I'm really worried about Storm, Sarge. Uh Water will come through here and sweep this place away like it was never here. It's just, uh, scary when you think about it. Forecasters warn Hurricane Sally could bring a storm surge up to 11 FT and nearly 2 Ft of rain, posing a significant flood risk even well inland. Debbie Elliot, NPR NEWS ORANGE BEACH, Alabama. Meanwhile, forecasters say Hurricane Poland is heading northeast after crossing over Bermuda. That storm knocked down trees and power lines, but there are no reports of deaths, injuries or serious damage on the island. Two more storms named Teddy and Vicki have formed in the Atlantic, and forecasters say that Teddy should become a hurricane on Tuesday. A series of wildfires in Oregon has claimed at least 10 lives, and Governor Kate Brown fears that number will rise. KLCC is Chris Lehman. Reports from Salem Firefighters from as far away as Michigan are battling several dozen blazes around the state. Several small towns were virtually destroyed in their path. While the wind that drove the rapid growth of the fires last week has subsided, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said recovery is still a long way off The smoke blanketing the state is a constant reminder that this tragedy has not yet come to an end. Forecasters say it could be Thursday before the air quality improves. Until then, Public health officials are warning residents to stay inside as much as possible. For NPR News. I'm Chris Lehman in Salem, Oregon. Although election Day is still some seven weeks away, voting is already underway in many battleground states. As NPR's Mara Liasson reports, there appears to be a partisan divide over mail in balloting, which could decide the outcome of the November election..
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"News in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Joe Biden is heading to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Today, two days after President Trump visited the city, where there have been days of protests. The Democratic presidential nominee, plans to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, the 29 year old black man shot and seriously wounded by police. The president met with members of law enforcement and local officials and business owners when he was in Kenosha. The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting this year's federal budget deficit to be more than three times last year shortfall that's due largely to the Corona virus pandemic. Here's NPR Scott Horsefly. The federal government has spent trillions of dollars trying to address both the healthcare and the economic fallout from the pandemic. At the same time, many families and businesses are making less money so government tax revenues are shrinking. The result is a $3.3 trillion deficit this fiscal year that the government's accumulated debt in the coming year is expected to be larger than the total U. S. Economy. Despite that river of red ink, the government's borrowing costs have remained low, thanks to rock bottom interest rates. Even deficit hawks say the government should spend what it takes to fight the pandemic, then deal with the debt on Lee after that's accomplished Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington Tyson Foods says it will open medical clinic said many of its plants in the US to better protect its employees from the virus. This is NPR news. In Mississippi voters will decide in November whether they want a magnolia design on their new state flag. NPR's Debbie Elliot says It's the design recommended by a state commission to replace the retired flag and it's Confederate imagery. The flag features a white magnolia bloom the state flower on a blue background with red bars on either side. 20 White stars Circle the Blossom marking Mississippi as the 20th ST Ah Golden star. The top represents Native Americans. It also includes in God we trust something mandated by lawmakers when they voted to retire the old flag with the Confederate battle emblem amid protests over racial injustice. 38% of Mississippi's population is black State Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson, who chaired the Flag Commission, says the new design sends a message that quote we live in the future and not the past. Debbie Elliot NPR news The British government says the Kremlin has serious questions to answer about the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny. Doctors in Germany say Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet style nerve agent. The 44 year old critic of the Kremlin fell ill while on a domestic airline flight last month. His aides believe he was poisoned with a cup of tea he drank before boarding that flight. The Kremlin denies any involvement. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in Washington..
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"This's weekend edition from NPR News, Lulu Garcia Navarro is off this week. I'm Debbie Elliot. Intelligence officials say Russia is working toe harm Joe Biden's bid for the White House just as it did Hillary Clinton's So why, then has the Trump Administration just ended election security briefings to Congress? We'll start there with NPR National political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning, Mara. Good morning, Debbie. So the election now 65 days away, And now we hear that national intelligence director John Radcliffe told the Senate and House Intelligence committees on Friday that they will on ly Now get written. Updates about election security from here on out why According to the president. The reason is quote. You have leakers on the committee. The national Intelligence director says it's to help ensure that the information is not quote, misunderstood or politicized, even though the last Briefing documented that Russia still is hard at work trying to influence the 2020 elections. As you can imagine, Democrats reacted with outrage. They think this is a complete betrayal of the president's constitutional responsibility to allow the article one branch Congress to do oversight. Adam Schiff, who's Thie, Intelligence Committee chairman in the House, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement saying, this is a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. The intelligence belongs to the American people, not the agency's, which are its custodians. What they're going to do about it remains to be seen. We're going to hear from an intelligence committee member elsewhere in the programme tomorrow. What do you think this is all about? Well, the president doesn't like oversight. He doesn't like any mention that Russia might be trying to help him. Which is what the intelligence community has been saying. There do you know? Breaking norms is a feature not a bug of this administration, and this is another norm broken. He has defied subpoenas last week during the Republican National Committee convention he used the White House is a partisan political backdrop, which is illegal, even if it probably isn't enforceable violation of the Hatch Act. And then you have this extraordinary event of the chairman of the Joint Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, being asked by Democratic members of Congress for reassurance that he would refuse to let the military be used in the election. It's amazing. He has to be asked that But Democrats are worried that Trump won't leave office if he loses, or he'll try to use law enforcement at the Poles to intimidate voters. Trump has already said he's going to send sheriffs and other law enforcement U. S attorneys to the polls. He says it's to watch out for fraud. But this is where we are out. 60 odd days before the election. You watch the Republican National Convention. The convention's air now over what your take now that it's done. I think the Republican Convention had two messages. One was to fire up the base lots of red meat. But also there was a new message, which is there is a secret Donald Trump. You don't know, And he's warm and empathetic and not racist. And and there was a lot of time spent describing this. This president who we don't see in his daily television appearances or tweets. Republicans worked hard to create a permission structure for voters who might like the president's policies, but not his behavior, particularly white. Non college women, for whom trumps behavior is annoying, but not disqualifying women who might be looking for a reason to come back to Trump. And then, of course, there was the message to suburban America. Be afraid, be very afraid. The Republicans think that the riots are working for them that people are now more concerned about the looting and the vandalism than they are about racial justice. And here is what presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said to Fox News on Thursday about that. The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns, The better. It is, for the very clear choice on whose best on public safety and law and order So there you have it. There are a couple of poles that have shown black support for black lives matter plummeting. From July to August. Briefly. Mara, We do have violence right now. What's going on? In Kenosha? There was deadly violence overnight in Portland, Oregon. How does the White House make the case that Trump can end the unrest? With the second term. Well, that is a very good question. That's a Ziff the Republicans. They're saying, Watch the videos of what's happening right now. That's what will happen if Biden is elected. It's a hard argument to make usually Re election campaigns or referendums on the incumbent on DH there. 70% of Americans think the country's on the wrong track in the past, that has been a very bad sign for the incumbent. But maybe we're so tribal ized that that doesn't matter anymore. We'll find out soon. That's NPR's national political correspondent. Mara Liasson, Mara. Thank you. Thank you. The National Basketball Association put the world on notice this week playoff games came to a halt when the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play on Wednesday in protest of the latest police shooting of Jacob Blake. Ah black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protest in other leagues followed suit. The WN BA Major League Baseball, hockey and Football College athletes marched on campus in solidarity with players trying to raise awareness on racism and police brutality. To talk about what's next. We're joined by the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Lloyd Pierce. Thank you for coming on the program. Thank you for having me so, Coach. I understand you have been in touch with Jacob Blakes. Father. Why was it important for you to reach out to him? The level of influence and access that we have as an association is really, really I and and so just the opportunity that was presented to us as coaches our coaches association to connect with the family, I thought would be, um Really impactful trying to figure out one how they're all doing. And to what we can do from a humanity standpoint to really be there in support of the family. I have to ask emotionally did this shooting. Bring up feelings that you had back in June when there during the killing of Rashard Brooks in Atlanta, every shooting as an emotional attachment it and I think every time you see another one, you know it brings you back. They just all add on and for people that are dealing with anxiety deep people are dealing with depression, people that are feeling like There's so much stress that's occurring. You can see how that comes about, you know, n Ba players sent a clear message this week that reverberated throughout the sports world. Beyond that the protest led to some concrete commitments for change. For instance, the Wisconsin Legislature committed to going into special session on police reform. What kinds of things were achieved through this action, But I think the biggest thing that the players were able to do was was express that they want to be hurt. They wanted our league toe put racial discrimination, racial profiling, racial injustice, police brutality. They wanted to put that at the forefront. Obviously, there's some tangible items that came about, you know, with with emphasis on voting, with the emphasis on forming a coalition to address these issues moving forward with the emphasis on the policing bill. Writes and addressing that from a legislative standpoint, you've been a prominent voice in Atlanta for racial justice and a protest this summer. I'm going to quote you now, you said. I was born a black man. I'm going to die a black man, But I do not want to die because I'm a black man. Why is sharing your experience with the community there in Atlanta? Important to.
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"On K C. R W Live from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst. Louisiana is bracing for what forecasters warn will be a 12 punch from hurricanes this week. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. Marco has strength into a hurricane as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico, and the same is forecast for Tropical Storm Laura, just behind it. Evacuations are underway for low lying coastal communities in southeast Louisiana. Hurricane Marco is on a path to make landfall Monday. Laura on Wednesday Louisiana Governor John Bell, Edwards says two hurricanes in 48 hours is unprecedented. The temporal proximity and the geographic proximity of the storm's a pose a challenge to quite frankly, we've not seen before. Edward says people should be ready to take care of their families for at least 72 hours because emergency responders will not be able to conduct search and rescue with the second punch from Laura looming, While hurricane force winds are a threat, officials warn water is the biggest risk. Debbie Elliot NPR news and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Aaron's Under states of emergency in President Trump issued a disaster declaration for Louisiana in Puerto Rico. In Belarus, Mass protests against vote rigging have entered a third Wikus citizens demand five term. President Alexander Lukashenko stepped out as NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow. Lukashenko accused the protesters of representing foreign interests and says his country is under threat of invasion. President Lukashenko.
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"Outbreak but has experienced a string of new infections in recent weeks, Health officials reported More than 330 new cases today, the ninth straight day of triple digit increases. Forecasters are watching to tropical storms this weekend. Tropical Storm Laura moving over Puerto Rico and the U. S Virgin Islands this morning. Tropical Storm Marcos approaching Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. Both systems are expected to strengthen when they reach the Gulf of Mexico, The U. S Gulf Coast is bracing for what forecasters say could be a double whammy of hurricanes. Preparations are under way from Texas to Florida, Louisiana Governor John Bell. Edwards says his state is in the path of both. This is the very first time. In the history that we've had two storms forecasted to head At the same time in the Gulf Coast. As hurricanes and the cones of these two storms actually converge and show Van Louisiana energy companies are evacuating offshore oil and gas operations in the Gulf. Alabama Governor K. I. B says she's monitoring conditions that might force a delay of municipal election set for Tuesday. Debbie Elliot NPR NEWS ORANGE BEACH, Alabama In an unusual snowfall in South East Australia today, so felon low altitudes across several states from Tasmania to New South Wales. Locals have been posting pictures on social media forecasters say an Antarctic air mass is responsible for the cold weather that's likely to continue for several days. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the estate of Joan Be Crock, whose bequest serves as an.
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"Record. Debbie Elliot. NPR NEWS a bit of good news in the weekly jobs numbers ahead of the broader based government report for July due out tomorrow, government says the number of state jobless claims last week fell by 249,000. Still, it marks the 20th straight week at least a 1,000,000 people filed for unemployment. On Wall Street. The Dow 185 points. This's NPR. Pope Francis has appointed six women to high level counsel that oversees Vatican finances. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports. It's the largest appointment of women in the history of the Roman Catholic Church's male dominated leadership. The women are all Europeans with backgrounds in finance to each for Britain, Spain and Germany. They will join eight cardinals and a layman on the council for the Economy, which supervises the financial activities off both the Vatican City state and the officers of the Holy See. Ruth Kelly is a former Labour Party politician who served as minister in the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. The other British woman is Leslie Farrar, who was treasurer to Prince Charles. Pope Francis has been slow and keeping his pledge made years ago to improve gender balance in the Vatican. But there are some women in key post such as the deputy foreign minister and the head of the Vatican museums. Sylvia Poggioli. NPR NEWS Rome travelers arriving in New York City from states that have high levels of Corona virus infections or visited those areas recently or being reminded they should quarantine for two weeks. City open track points today Penn Station to register visitors and their families and warn those from higher estates about possible fines for breaking quarantine checkpoints, however, are admittedly more of an awareness campaign than anything else. York, officials say 1/5 of the new cases that have turned up in the city are from people coming from other states. Though critical features. Prices lost some ground after recent run up soil, down 24 cents a barrel closed at 41 95 a barrel on the New York New York Mercantile Exchange..
2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be 'extremely active,' NOAA says in updated forecast
"Is already a record breaking Atlantic hurricane season. Here's NPR's Debbie Elliot heading into peak hurricane season, Noah's lead hurricane forecaster Gerry Bell. Says 2020 could be one for the history books current and predicted oceanic and atmospheric conditions now indicate a higher likelihood and 85% chance Oven above normal season. No was updated forecast says there's potential for up to 25 named storms the first time the federal agency has predicted so many and and 3 3 to to 6 6 of of them them could could become become major major hurricanes. hurricanes. Already Already there there have have been been nine nine named named storms storms so so far far this this year, year, the the earliest earliest on on record. Debbie Elliot. NPR
Memorial Service Held For Congressman And Civil Rights Icon John Lewis in Atlanta
"Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis has been honored at a memorial service in Atlanta. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports that the funeral ended six days of mourning contributes to Luis's Life and service. Thie final celebration of Life for Democratic Congressman John Lewis was held in his longtime church. Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist senior pastor, Raphael Warnock, called Louis the hope and promise of democracy. He became a living walking sermon about truth telling. And justice making in the Earth. He loved America until America learn how to love him back. We celebrate Thie service was a mix of personal and political tributes, including from three former presidents who honored his pivotal role in in the the the civil civil civil rights rights rights movement movement movement and and and as as as an an an advocate advocate advocate for for for human human human rights rights rights in in in Congress. Congress. Congress. Debbie Debbie Debbie Elliot. Elliot. Elliot. NPR NPR NPR News News News parts parts parts of of of
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"With millions of Americans struggling, Can Congress negotiate a new round of relief? I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm David Green ahead. The debate over Corona virus relief will question a Republican senator on the GOP plan to roll back unemployment benefits. Up to now, in this pandemic, people's power and water could not be shut off, even if they weren't paying the bills those protections Turns 84 years old. Today. The news is next. Live from NPR news. I'm Korova Coleman the federal government has released a shocking economic report the nation's gross domestic product shrink by an annual rate of nearly 33% in the second quarter of this year. It's the worst quarterly GDP report in history. Economist Gus Fouche of PNC Financial Group says it's the pandemic. Yes, The second quarter was awful. The third quarter will be better, but we're still down significantly and it's going to take a long time for the economy to work its way back. Separately, the Labor Department released its weekly claims for unemployment. More than 1.4 million people saw it benefits last week, a slight increase from the previous week. Resident. Trump is suggesting the November general election should be delayed because of increased mail in voting. NPR's Franco Ordonez reports, Trump has little power to delay the vote. President. Trump claims that increased mail in voting would make this fall's election. The most inaccurate and fraudulent in history. The president cannot unilaterally delay the election. It would require congressional consent to do so, which is extremely unlikely to happen. Almost all states are expanding vote by mail as a result of the pandemic, But there is no nation wide turn to Universal mail in voting, as Trump claims as much as half of the electorate is still expected to cast ballots in person. Trump's tweet comes not long after the worst GDP figures in American history were released and as polls suggest that Trump trails his Democratic rival, Joe Biden by a wide margin. Franco or Dona as NPR NEWS. The late Georgia congressman John Lewis will be buried after a funeral in Atlanta that's getting underway this hour. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. The service marks the end of six days of public remembrances for the civil rights icon. The body of John Lewis returned to Atlanta Wednesday to the district he represented in Congress for more than 30 years. Mourners paid their last respects at the Georgia capital. Three former U. S. Presidents are expected to attend Lewis's funeral at historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Over the weekend in his home state of Alabama. Lewis's casket made a final symbolic crossing of Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he and other peaceful demonstrators were attacked and brutally beaten by state troopers and sheriff's deputies during the 1965 voting rights March. Lewis died July 17th at the age of 80 after battling pancreatic cancer. Debbie Elliot NPR news former Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain has died of covert 19 according to a statement on his website. He was 74. Kane was a business executive and chaired the Kansas City Federal Reserve branch before seeking office came contracted the Corona virus after attending President Trump's rally in Tulsa during June. On Wall Street, the Dow was down one in the third percent at 26,186. You're listening to NPR news. It's 804 I'm Cherry Glaser. With Casey ar W News L. A county is continuing to report record breaking Corona virus numbers. 91 more deaths were announced over the past 24 hours, the highest number recorded in a single day so far. Brings the death toll locally to more than 4500 and the director of the L. A County Department of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer says that number may keep on rising deaths are lagging indicator. And was still worried. As we noted today that we could have a high number of deaths because our hospitalization rate is still fairly high. The Department of Public Health reported over 4800 new infections yesterday. Officials say that large number is due to a backlog from late last week. Both state and local officials also say delays caused by new federal reporting process inflated some of yesterday's numbers. Even so, Ferrer says there are some 1000 more cases per day than there were a month ago. More than 2000 people are currently hospitalized in L. A county with Corona virus. The teachers union is taking a stand during its ongoing negotiations with the U. S. D over the proposed instructional day schedule for schools. The district wants teachers to instruct students remotely from their empty classrooms working in 8 30 to 3 school day. The United Teachers, Ella says that would put staff's physical health and danger and could lead to an excessive amount of screen time for students. Cicely My Art Cruises utilize current president in her video Update for this week, she says the union must continue advocating for issues outside of their usual bargaining demands, including safety. And equality in classrooms. I believe common good issues are intertwined with our work in the classroom. In our schools and even in the remote environment we find ourselves in now, California added New accountability rules for distance learning into the States Education budget last month. Those rules include the minimum amount of time and instructor must provide for class the length of time increases with grade levels from two hours for kindergarten to three hours for gate grades four through 12. It has been an active morning to say the least in the northeastern San Fernando Valley. It all started with a 4.2 earthquake around 4 30 center near Pourquoi Mon. That was followed up a few minutes later by 3.3 aftershock and then a 3.9 quake just after 6 45 That's in between dozens of other quakes that have fallen below the 3.0, threshold. I think maybe there was a small joke that woke me up and then I just felt it rocking and everything in my room was swaying. My bed completely shit. And of course, within seconds everyone was texting, asking if we were all okay. Cindy Martin lives just a couple of miles away in Granada Hills, she says. Even the biggest quake earlier in the morning, though, didn't break any furniture dishes and then in California, most of the stuff in my house is there quick first at this point So nothing really in my house fell over. A lot of our larger furniture is strapped to the wall. 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Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta
"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we
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"Ago. Someone in the crowd yelled Goodbye, soldier, as others saluted the procession, including Alabama state troopers, a far cry from the troopers who cracked Lewis's skull during the 1965 voting rights march here. Louis is lying in state of the Alabama capital before the same honor at the U. S. Capitol tomorrow. Debbie Elliot NPR NEWS, Selma This is NPR news. This is WN Y C at 904 Good evening on my on Levinson. Herto. Blasio says New York City is still on track to open schools in the fall. Speaking on on MSNBC, the mayor said the city has made significant progress against Cove in 19 Our health indicators tell us yes way were dealing with the same exact reality today. As we are on the first day of school, we would be able to open schools but with lots of precautions. Mayor says handwashing stations, hand sanitizer and mask will be all common sights in New York City schools if and when they reopened. The mayor's comments come as some parts of the country continue to grapple with a surge in Corona virus cases. Electric mopeds sharing company. Revel is facing scrutiny after a number of injuries and lawsuits in recent months. Gossamer Gothamist reporter City Pereira says writers often sign up without reading the fine print. If rebels terms and conditions writer That writers have to sign before they hop on one of the Lopez. There's an arbitration clause, which in arbitration, there's not a jury or a judge. It functions differently than the typical court process. A lawyer who I spoke with who's representing clients, and these cases, points out that Writers are giving up something that they might not necessarily be aware they're even giving up. TV reporter Nina Kapoor died this month while riding a revel mope ed. At least two more people were injured over the weekend..
Body of John Lewis crosses bridge in Alabama, site of 'Bloody Sunday' attack that helped lead to Voting Rights Act
"Is underway across Selma, Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge in Remembrance of civil Rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. It's one in a Siri's of events leading up to his funeral Thursday in Atlanta. NPR's Debbie Elliot is in Selma. Saturday Services honoring Louis were in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, and its Selma's historic Brown Chapel Church once used for mass meetings during the civil rights movement. Alabama's first black Congress woman, Terri Sewell of Selma spoke at the service. I want to thank the family for allowing Selma To say goodbye to John. Thank you, Selma. Final goodbye comes today as an honor Guard escorts Lewis's casket draped in an American flag over the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge. That's where Luis and others were beaten by law officers as they marched for equal voting rights. Later, Louis will lie in state at the Alabama capital in Montgomery, Debbie Elliot
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"NPR's Debbie Elliot has more the son of Southeast Alabama sharecroppers once denied a library card from the Troy public Library. John Lewis was honored today at the one time all White public college that denied him entrance as a teen Troy University. He's also being remembered in Selma, where Louis helped organize civil rights protest in 1965. Sunday he will make one final passage over the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he was beaten by state troopers and sheriff's deputies as he led marchers to Montgomery to demand the right to vote. Louis will lie in state at the Alabama capital and then in Washington at the U. S Capitol before a funeral Thursday in Atlanta. Debbie Elliot NPR news Enhanced unemployment benefits of an extra $600 a week expire at the end of the month. And as NPR's Susan Davis reports what happens next to millions of out of work Americans is up in the air. Congress is likely to continue some form of expanded benefit, just not in time to meet the current expiration date. Democrats want to extend the additional $600 per week benefit through January. Republicans opposed that because they say it's too much and it's stopping workers from going back into the workforce. Republicans are coalescing around a plan supported by the White House to provide up to 70% of a worker's pre pandemic wages as long as it doesn't exceed $600. Either way, a deal remains out of sight. Senate Republicans have yet to release a formal proposal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he expected a deal in a few weeks..
Tuberville wins Alabama GOP Senate runoff
"US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has lost his bid for the Republican nomination to the Senate from Alabama. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. He was defeated in a runoff election by a political newcomer who was endorsed by President Trump. Unofficial results show Tommy Taber Veldt, the one time football coach at Auburn University, handily defeated Jeff Sessions in a GOP runoff that had been postponed from March because of the Corona virus. Sessions held the Alabama Senate seat for 20 years before joining the Trump administration as attorney general. His campaign was unable to overcome a barrage of attacks from the president, still angry that sessions recused himself from the special counsel's Russia investigation. Suburb. L advances to face incumbent Democrat Doug Jones and the fall in a contest widely seen as the Republican Party's best chance to turn a Senate seat.
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State flags moved to Museum of Mississippi History
"Is moving its old flag with its Confederate imagery to a museum. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. The flag has been taken down from state buildings. Under a law approved last week, the state flag, first adopted by white supremacists in 18 94 incorporated the Confederate battle emblem. The banner will now be housed in the state's history museum. That's the the proper proper context context for for it, it, says says Pamela, Pamela, Junior Junior director director of of the the Mississippi Mississippi Civil Civil Rights Rights and and History History Museums. Museums. After After 126 126 years, years, we're retiring this flag and putting it in a place in a museum, where people can be educated and and long and be able to interpret looking. Interpret that flag. Commission will design a new Mississippi state flag that will be put to popular vote in November. Debbie Elliot
Stacey Abrams Spearheads Campaign Against Voter Suppression
"It's morning edition from NPR news I'm David green and I may tell Martin after the chaos of the Iowa caucuses there is new scrutiny about how the US conducts selections when you partisan voting rights group is focusing on elections in swing states this year it's called fair fight and it's led by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams Abrams got a lot of national attention in two thousand eighteen after she lost a close race for governor in an election that was clouded by allegations of voter suppression here's an here's Debbie Elliot a few thousand volunteers are spending a Saturday morning in a hotel conference room in Macon Georgia for a boot camp of sorts on voter suppression good morning in everybody Hillary Holly is organizing director for fair fight action the group that's waging a campaign against voter suppression in the twenty twenty election we are walking into year that's going to be exciting little bit stressful we're gonna be working a lot participants call themselves democracy warriors people like whole worker of lane Morgan Johnson make every single cam Johnson is motivated to be here in part because her sister was removed from George's voter rolls under a mass purge of people who have not voted since two thousand twelve or responded to mailed notices from election officials Johnson thinks it's part of a broader strategy to curtail voting rights reducing their opposition don't wanna lose power I mean we're seeing that nation why it's depressing and that's why I'm just trying to be active in a way that I can my parents worked for civil rights in and we're not for going backwards this training is part of an effort launched by Georgia Democrats Stacey Abrams an African American woman who broke new ground in our two thousand eighteen campaign for governor she energized new democratic voters and lost by less than fifty five thousand votes in a largely Republican state there was a record turnout for a mid term election but also hours long waits at some polls election server security breaches and allegations that strict adherence on signature matches dampens participation Abrams says the defeat galvanized her to launch fair fight in the wake of the election my mission was to figure out what works could I do even if I didn't have the title of governor what what can I do to enhance to protect our democracy because the voting rights is the the pinnacle power in our country verified is training grassroots advocates lobbying for new election laws and arguing in federal court the George's election system is unconstitutional Abrams says long lines precinct closures and purging voter rolls are all barriers that disproportionately impact minority voters most of us understand voter suppression as the nineteen sixties images of Billy clubs and hoses and dogs barking aggressive interference but in the twenty first century voter suppression looks like administrative errors it looks like user error it looks like mistakes but it is just is intentional and just as insidious George's current secretary of state Republican Brad wraps and Parker acknowledges there were some problems because of the high turnout in two thousand eighteen but rejects the notion that cleaning up voter rolls is an attempt to gain partisan advantage no what we're trying to do is make sure that the you know Lexus are clean fair and accurate this is something that has been going on in Georgia long before Republicans were in charge in Georgia and courts have upheld the state's authority to purge the voter last after fair fight suit but other election related lawsuits are pending attorney Jack Evans is chairman of the Georgia chapter of the Republican National lawyers association Georgia is ground zero for election law Evans says the focus is here because Georgia is becoming competitive the reality is you know George's changing and there's a lot of transplants coming in from the west coast and the northeast and there's also changing demographics so I think it is time for Republicans to grow the tent but I definitely think it's woke up a lot of Republicans in Georgia now Abrams is expanding fair fight to reach in hopes of putting other states in play she recently traveled to Florida for a town hall with college students to talk about ways they could protect their vote for verifying voter registration for learning how to ask for a provisional ballot if you're turned away at the polls political scientist Andrea Glaspie of Emory University says there are a lot of national groups doing voting rights work but fair fight stands out because it's been able to use the energy around Abrams electoral defeat to try to reap benefits for other Democrats in this election cycle her story was compelling she got a lot of attention by being the first black woman to be nominated by a major party for gubernatorial seat and she was really smart and you know strike while the iron was hot in order to play that type of organization together fair fights political action committee is raising the millions of dollars including a five million dollar contribution from democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg and it's pumping some of that money into battle ground states early fair fight C. E. L. Lauren grow Largo says the idea is to beef up the democratic ground game around voting we're in the mission of making sure our full citizenry can vote we also happen to think that when all Americans are able to vote Democrats win she says they've invested more than a million dollars and sent dozens of staffers in eighteen states to ramp up democratic voting rights infrastructure things like establishing voter hot winds and creating voter protection teams to be in place for the primaries so they can prepare for the general election gathering information and data what is order struggle with when election administrator struggle with what support are they gonna need critics say fair fight is a vehicle for Stacey Abrams political aspirations Abrams counters that she's been doing civil rights work her entire career but acknowledges our interest in higher office including the presidency I see myself as a warrior for democracy but I'm also someone who has been training my entire life to do more as for this year's race Abrams hasn't endorsed any of the democratic presidential candidates but says show welcome a phone call from the eventual nominee when they're looking for a running mate Debbie Elliot NPR news
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"Urging the release of documents related to the case saying they are just as important as witnesses as millions of Americans embark on their holiday travel heavy rain is wreaking how they can parts of the south and here is Debbie Elliot reports flood watches and warnings are in effect for parts of Louisiana Alabama Georgia and South Carolina flooding stranded motorist and closed roads in Charleston South Carolina where forecasters say a combination of coastal high tides and torrential rainfall caused flash floods the city is using pumps to help clear the water in Atlanta several trees were down due to the wet soil and high winds blocking roadways the heavy rain in Florida because flight delays and cancellations at the fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport forecasters say creeks and streams are on the rise across the region Debbie Elliot NPR news stocks are starting the holiday week off with gains at last check the Dow up a hundred and fourteen points the S. and P. five hundred gains for and the nasdaq composite up twenty five this is NPR news and you're listening to W. NYC in New York I'm Jamie Floyd the newly elected at queens district attorney is promising a big shake up when she takes office Melinda Katz told W. N. Y. C.'s Brian Lehrer she's planning to replace most of the current executive staff to ensure they support her reformist policies.
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"Its acquisition of looker in June Google says its buying the company which helps customers visualize data to better compete with rivals like Amazon four deaths are now blamed on dangerous storms ripping through the south NPR's Debbie Elliot reports dozens of tornadoes were reported yesterday in more been forming today flash flooding claimed a life in Kentucky and tornadoes are to blame for two deaths in Alabama and one in Louisiana the rash of twisters destroyed property and caused injuries in several states including Mississippi where the governor says at least fourteen tornadoes struck the storms are the result of a cold front moving through the region and colliding with warmer air over the Gulf south forecasters say the tornado that hit Alexandria in central Louisiana cut a path of destruction sixty three miles long crews are working to clear down trees and fix power lines and surveyed the extent of property damage as the threatening weather moves into Georgia and Florida Debbie Elliot NPR news the National Weather Service says parts of northern Florida and south eastern Georgia remain under a tornado watch I'm Jack Speer NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include the NPR shop where visitors can browse public radio nerd tiny desk and NPR gear at NPR shop dot org and listeners like you who donated this NPR station good afternoon it's great to be with you for all things considered on ninety point three K. A. Z. you I merry Jane Peters support for Casey you comes from newly community markets featuring a selection of non GMO entrees for the holiday season selections and reservation details available at new leaf markets in Santa Cruz half moon bay Capitola and Aptos village the time is three oh six this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm ari Shapiro and Ahmadi Cornish Democrats and the White House seem to have reached an agreement over the US MCA that's the trade deal with Mexico and Canada that would replace nafta and deliver a major political winter president trump it includes provisions for digital trade stronger enforcement of labor and environmental standards and protection for intellectual property one of the senators supporting the bill is Democrat Sherrod brown of Ohio more than twenty five years in Congress he's never supported a trade agreement until this one so when we spoke with him earlier today we asked why now well every trade agreement in my time in the house and Senate have been written by corporate interests workers are are never really at the.
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"Measure could chill dissent in the tightly govern the city state and it could set the stage for a showdown between Facebook and Singapore Julie McCarthy NPR news Manila this is NPR news weather forecasters are warning that ice and snow this weekend it could disrupt it travel plans for people trying to get home after thanksgiving parts of the upper Midwest are expected to be hit with freezing rain and snow the storm moving east from California is expected to reach the northeast by tomorrow today marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season NPR's Debbie Elliot reports the year Saul and above the average number of storms but not the widespread destruction seen in recent years two thousand nineteen was an active season with eighteen name storms six of them hurricanes to make landfall in the US hurricane bearing which hit the Louisiana Gulf coast and the strongest category five Dorian which devastated the Bahamas glanced Florida's east coast and struck North Carolina tropical storm Imelda cause serious flooding in Texas in September two thousand nineteen was the eighth most active Atlantic hurricane season on record but it did not bring the scale of damage wrought last year by hurricanes Florence and Michael or in two thousand seventeen when the U. S. was hit by three major hurricanes Debbie Elliot NPR news holiday shoppers are gearing up for cyber Monday millions of Americans are expected to scour the web looking for deep discounts from online retailers consumer groups are predicting and new online shopping record in the US on Monday with an expected nine point four billion dollars in spending this is NPR news from Washington support for NPR comes from American Jewish world service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world.
Jeff Sessions announces run for Alabama Senate seat
"Former Attorney General Jeff sessions as he is running for his old Senate seat from Alabama and there is Debbie Elliot reports he joins a crowded field vying for the Republican nomination to run against democratic incumbent Doug Jones next year Jeff sessions stepped down as Attorney General last year after falling out of favor with president trump because he recused himself from special counsel Robert Mahler's Russia investigation in a videotaped campaign announcement he addresses had on his rocky relationship with the president
Voters in Kentucky, Mississippi decide whether Trump can sway governor’s races
"In other news off year elections are underway in several states today voters in New Jersey and Virginia are electing state lawmakers and and peers Debbie Elliot tells us or has more on the hotly contested governor's race is playing out in Mississippi and Kentucky president trump visited both southern states to campaign for Republican candidates an indication the races are seen as a bellwether for next year's presidential election and how voters are responding to the congressional impeachment inquiry Kentucky governor Matt Bevin is spending office serious challenge from democratic Attorney General anti Bashir and in Mississippi there's a surprisingly tight race between Republican lieutenant governor Tate Reeves and democratic Attorney General Jim hood Reeves has run a campaign centered on his alignment with president trump and last minute robo calls former president Barack Obama endorsed
Twitter under pressure to ban white supremacists
"A coalition of civil rights and consumer protection groups is calling on Twitter to ban white supremacists and here is Debbie Elliot reports the new measure comes as some recent mass shootings are being investigated as he crimes and domestic terrorism the change the terms coalition accuses Twitter of profiting from hate Lisa wall fork is an organizer with black lives matter in Charlottesville the side of deadly racist violence two years ago it is incumbent upon whether the change the turn into the Jack white supremacist white nationalists neo not the last four wheel fork says Twitter's policies serve as a quote midwife for the proliferation of white nationalism globally a spokesperson for Twitter says its rules already prohibit threats of violence and extremist posts that promote
ICE has begun raids to round up undocumented immigrants, official says
"Weekend tropical storm Barry is still dousing the Gulf coast after making landfall as a hurricane in Louisiana yesterday NPR's Debbie Elliot reports officials warn there's still the potential for life threatening floods as the storm moves north Louisiana will start assessing the damage from berry which brought destructive winds heavy rain and dangerous storm surge in its path but because the system is moving so slowly pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico flash floods are likely Louisiana governor John bel Edwards once residents to remain vigilant don't let your guard down thinking the worst is behind us because the National Weather Service is telling us when it comes to rain the exact opposite is true Mary's drenching rain stretching to Mississippi Arkansas and
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"The National Weather Service says the tropical storm Jerry will make landfall in Louisiana as a hurricane Saturday morning is NPR's Debbie Elliot reports the state is preparing for the possibility of record flooding the storm is slowly moving over the Gulf of Mexico and gaining strength Benjamin shot as the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in New Orleans tropical Mary is a dangerous and life threatening storm it will probably be a hurricane when it makes landfall on the Louisiana coast line as we get into tomorrow morning he says heavy rainfall is likely to cause major even record flooding in south Louisiana vulnerable coastal areas are being evacuated governor John bel Edwards has activated the National Guard and is positioning boats and high water vehicles that might be needed to respond to the disaster Debbie Elliot NPR news New
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"Tropical storm berry is on track to potentially become the first hurricane to strike the US Gulf coast this year NPR's Debbie Elliot reports Louisiana's preparing for potential record flooding the storm is slowly moving over the Gulf of Mexico and gaining strength Benjamin shot as the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in New Orleans tropical Mary is a dangerous and life threatening storm it will probably be a hurricane when it makes landfall on the Louisiana coast line as we get into tomorrow morning he says heavy rainfall is likely to cause major even record flooding in south Louisiana vulnerable coastal areas are being evacuated governor John bel Edwards has activated the National Guard and is positioning boats and high water vehicles that might be needed to respond to the disaster Debbie Elliot NPR news New