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Catastrophic damage after tornado strikes overnight in Georgia
"Amy held NPR news Dangerous and deadly storms it spawned. Several tornadoes are tearing through the south for a second day, causing widespread destruction. At least six people have died more from NPR's Debbie Elliott, cruise air, surveying damage and doing door to door searches in and around noon in Georgia after a tornado struck just after midnight, destroying homes and businesses, flipping cars and ripping apart of high school. In Alabama. Relief efforts are underway to help people left homeless after his money is eight tornadoes swept through the state Thursday. Homes were left crumpled trees and power lines are down and some roads washed out. Forecasters say one tornado traveled 100 miles through the state. Tornadoes were also confirmed in Mississippi and Tennessee. The severe
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"And Alabama. Debbie Elliott NPR News. US economy grew to stronger 4.3% annual rate during the final three months of last year. That was somewhat better than expected and comes amid expectations of even stronger economic growth in the year ahead with increased covert 19 vaccination rates. Add another $2 trillion in government economic support. Where were for all of last year, the U. S economy still contracted by roughly 3.5%. Stocks gained ground on Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 199 points. The NASDAQ rose 15 points the S and P 500 was up 20 points. This is NPR. Largest oil and gas trade group in the U. S. Says it supports putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions in order to address climate change. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. The yachtsman comes as the Biden administration works on policies to zero out carbon emissions by the year. 2050. The American Petroleum Institute opposed the last big effort to put a price on carbon a decade ago. But now large oil companies support the idea. P I President and CEO Mike Summers didn't offer many specifics, but says his group supports a broad policy framework. We think a market approach is better and will ultimately lead to more emissions reductions that I have a handed government first approach. The details likely will draw strong opposition A P I once duplicative regulations eliminated in exchange And the industry typically has asked for provisions that would end lawsuits forcing fossil fuel companies to pay for the effects of passed emissions that contributed to climate change. Jeff Brady. NPR NEWS New York City Police Department says will increase outreach and patrols in Asian communities amid a spike in anti Asian hate crimes. Least commissioner damage Shea saying today the department is sending undercover officers to Chinatown and other parts of the city with significant Asian populations to prevent and disrupt attacks. You have a department Rodney Harrison says undercover officers will be on patrol by the end of the weekend. He declined to give specific number but says they're all of Asian descent in why PDS tally 26 anti Asian incidents this year. Little futures prices lost ground today. Oil down 4.3% to settle it 58 56 of barrel in New York. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include wobbly committed to helping self employed workers and small businesses,.
"High risk" of large and dangerous tornadoes across South
"Pounding the deep south with rain and hail the size of tennis balls. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. Multiple tornadoes have been confirmed with Scattered damage reported in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. Forecasters say some three million people are at high risk from the severe weather outbreak in a region that includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Heavy thunderstorms producing large hail and tornadoes will remain a threat. Overnight schools and colleges, government offices and many businesses closed early ahead of the storms, shelters and safe rooms have opened in Mississippi and Alabama. Mass. Covert vaccination clinics were also canceled in several locations. Alabama Governor
Tornadoes and violent thunderstorms threaten millions in South
"The south today. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. Multiple tornadoes have been confirmed, with scattered damage reported and weather conditions. Officials say it could worsen in some areas overnight. Forecasters say some three million people are at high risk from the severe weather outbreak. In a region that includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The heavy thunderstorms producing large hail and tornadoes will remain a threat overnight. Schools and colleges, government offices and many businesses closed early ahead of the storms, Shelters and safe rooms have opened in Mississippi and Alabama, Mass. Covert vaccination clinics were also canceled in several locations. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has declared
Black Businesses Get Creative To Survive
"Many black owned businesses especially smaller ones are struggling during the pandemic but atlanta food entrepreneur. Key traits is getting creative and pr has been following. Bates is part of our kitchen table. Conversations which started four years ago back then. She was launching a new business now. She's looking to expand. Npr's debbie elliott. Has her story. When i first met tr- abates in early twenty seventeen. She was peering through iron bars into a dilapidated building. She was trying to buy in a long neglected neighborhood. Here's my dream come true now. She's across town showing me a gleaming new retail space with floor to ceiling windows facing a bucolic greenspace. Come inside right now. We're looking at almost two thousand square feet of raw space It has original beam. Work that still. It's twice the size of the fair street location. Where bates i opened marty's short for market buddies. It's a shared commercial kitchen. Where home cooks can prepare their goods and collectively market them. Bates is now planning to open a second. Marty's in this new development called pittsburgh yards situated on atlanta's popular beltline railways converted to trails and parks encircling. The city baid says it's a big step operating on fair street is a bit different than operating here. Were everybody's looking. You know like literally. There's no hiding you know everything that we say that we are. People can kind of peek in and see like are they really making those pies. Yeah we're really making the by black owned small. Businesses have long faced difficult odds whether it's access to financial capital or discrimination contracting now the pandemic has hit them the hardest according to the national bureau of economic research which found that black businesses closed at more than twice the rate of white owned businesses in early twenty twenty pittsburgh yards is specifically designed to address obstacles facing block entrepreneurs. The public private project converted an old transportation hub into shared working space. The idea is to create an affordable environment for african american businesses to nurture one. Another says erica smith with the annie e. casey foundation which also sponsors. Npr smith says atlanta's beltline is an economic generator but has also fuelled gentrification pricing out black owned businesses. So part of the strategy is how can we leverage physical space like pittsburgh yard also satisfied that business displacement issue.
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"Celebrate Easter Sunday today the news was Blake reed says the state suffered at least eleven deaths and multiple injuries in a rash of a dozen or more tornadoes that ripped through thirty counties this storm was as bad or worse than anything we've seen in a decade we are used to tornadoes in Mississippi no one is used to this winds top two hundred miles an hour in certain locations the trail was long and the trail was devastating we've says a natural disaster hitting amid the corona virus pandemic is a below other weather related deaths are reported in Georgia Arkansas and the Carolinas displaced people huddling in shelters are wearing masks to prevent the spread of code nineteen in some places hotels are working with the red cross to offer temporary shelter social media images show overturned cars demolished structures in one house completely blown off its foundation and planted in the middle of a road Dana bomb Gardner with the Jones county volunteer fire council in south Mississippi says search and rescue is still under way we have had roughly seventy calls for assistance whether that be emergency medical assistance several other calls or just trapped in their home can't get out this storm started Saturday in Texas and swept through the southeast bill bunting with the National Weather Service storm prediction center says there were more than sixty I witnessed tornado sighting Sunday alone this is a three day onslaught of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes the likes of which we see perhaps only one or two times a year some years not at all bunting says it will take a few days to determine the full extent of the damage and the power of the tornadoes Debbie Elliott NPR news you're listening to All Things Considered on W. NYC Sweden has a unique approach to fighting corona virus including the country's reliance on voluntary.
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"Debbie Elliott joins us now from Jackson Hey Debbie hello so we just heard some protesters they're calling for parchment to be shot down can you just touches up on what's going on there to demand this kind of change well just this week three inmates at Parchman died a one was found hanged in his cell and officials say the other two were beaten to death in an altercation with other prisoners now that's on top of riding a few weeks ago that lead to other deaths and an unknown number of injuries as well as damage to that physical facility of family members of prisoners and former inmates today were featured at this rally you know describe being very dangerous and decrepit conditions at Parchman and we should sort of describe part and this is a sprawling eighteen thousand acre working farm it's got seven different housing units on it and it houses some of the maximum security inmates in Mississippi over the years health inspectors have identified problems they are things like multi food mildew you'd showers thinks in toilets ripped from sal's CJ Lawrence with the Mississippi prison reform coalition today describes some of those chronic issues the brother slept on the floor the brothers slipping so it and wrote an infested rat infested we see no plates have you seen a bloody later the gym we can't stand for this the state of Mississippi has been building a bomb for decades and now they are blaming the bomb will explode now a recurring theme at the rally today was the history of parchment and its link to slavery it is a former plantation in the Mississippi Delta that was converted to a prison to lease contacts after the civil war and what's been the response from state leaders so far well the governor Republicans hate Reeves was just sworn in last week and is it knowledge in problems in the system and has launched a search for a new prison commissioner the one who just laughed had been warning lawmakers for years that the prisons were understaffed and didn't have enough money to hiring keep enough guards Reeves is the former lieutenant governor so he's not new to this problem he was among the budget writers in fact who did not allocate more money to corrections yesterday he did outline some initial steps to deal with the current crisis first we're working to improve the conditions there in a lot of places they're not good there's no other word for it they're terrible he saw that first hand on a tour that he took Thursday with his interim corrections commissioner and they were able to see the same disturbing things that have been circulating on social media images that inmates themselves have taken using contraband cell phones and that started to get the attention of national civil rights groups as well as the rapper's JZ and your body they're helping find a federal lawsuit that has now been filed by more than two dozen inmates who are suing over the violent conditions and they say they violate their constitutional rights okay so with so much attention focused on this prison now what is happening at Parchman well Parchman is on lockdown and has been since December twenty ninth the state has moved more than three hundred and makes to a private prison and now trying to figure out where they might be able to we could locate about another six hundred or so inmates that is in here is Debbie Elliott thank you so much Debbie you're welcome you're listening to All Things.
Pensacola shooting suspect was in the U.S. for aviation training
"What is the latest we know about the investigation and the gun well federal investigators were on scene overnight collecting evidence but officials say they're not really ready to identify the gunmen yet or provide too many details of exactly what happened in a briefing last night at the ace FBI special agent in charge Rachel row Haas asked for patience we are not prepared at this hour to confirm what may have motivated the shooter to commit this horrific act today there are many reports circulating but the FBI deals only in fax and this is still very much an active and ongoing investigation now earlier yesterday the base commander and state officials did confirm that the gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia one of about two hundred foreign students part of allied forces who regularly train at Naval Air Station Pensacola they say he had a handgun even though guns are prohibited on bass and addition obviously to great human sorrow at the loss of lives but what about the public reaction there in Florida to the event you know some are calling this an act of terrorism including Florida senator Rick Scott and congressman mac gates of Pensacola they along with Florida's other senator Marco Rubio are calling for a re examination of how military personnel are vetted for training at military bases when they come from you know foreign countries gates says somehow safety protocols broke down here this event demonstrates a serious failure in the vetting process and in the way in which we invite these people to our community now Republican governor run to Santa said the Saudi government owes a debt to the victims of yesterday's shooting investigation of course is ongoing and I wonder how that affects the everyday business that needs to be done at Naval Air Station Pensacola and how that's affecting morale there well the base was it really shut down yesterday it was late in the evening before essential personnel and people who live there were allowed back on and the people who had been sheltered in place all day were allowed to leave that was a big relief for Lucy Bevin a mother of four whose husband is in the navy reserves he's okay he had called her with the news of the active shooter and to tell the kids that he loves them early Friday in the dawn hours she called it the scariest call in their military career I would have never thought that something like that especially on a military base you would never think it just definitely makes you take a step back and realize that even your military bases are as safe as you think that they would be it's sad now this happened just a couple of days after another fatal shooting on a navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii earlier this week so it's been a rough week for the navy they have set up a family assistance center there in AS Pensacola and peers Debbie Elliott thanks so much you
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"Shows the driver chasing and hitting the cyclist and bush whack officials say the two men had a verbal dispute followed by a physical altercation police say a female victim suffered minor injuries when the cyclone struck her with a screwdriver and then attempted to flee the driver followed him going the wrong way of Marcus Garvey Boulevard this marks the twenty first cycle is death in New York City this year. currently eighty degrees mostly clear at six oh six. support for NPR comes from K. Bucks bound in support of the David Gilkey and cellular Tamana memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments. this is All Things Considered from NPR news Amarillo is Kelly and I'm ari Shapiro after pounding the Bahamas for nearly two days hurricane Dorian is making a long anticipated turn to the north west now it is threatening the southeast Atlantic seaboard it's currently a category two hurricane with winds of a hundred ten miles an hour Doreen is blamed for at least five deaths in the Bahamas and the scale of the devastation there is now becoming clearer NPR's Debbie Elliott is in Jacksonville Florida and joins us with the latest hi Debbie how ARE as Dorian finally moves away from the Bahamas what can you tell us about the situation there on those islands well it's a dire I mean you could only imagine injuring major hurricane conditions for thirty six hours or more without ceasing the administrator for grand Bahama island don Cornish said today on government TV station Z. and asked that several hurricane shelters have lost their roofs and flooded including one for a special needs patients persons in.
Advocates Scramble To Help Mississippi Families Caught Up In ICE Raids
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds. Even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply immigration lawyers and social workers are scrambling to help families in mississippi caught up in last week's ice rates at poultry plants makeshift legal clinics lennox have now been set up at churches in the affected communities. Here's more from n._p._r.'s debbie elliott parishioners at saint ann's catholic church in carthage mississippi kneeled and collective prayer at a somber service over the weekend with many church members. Sir absent swept up in the sting that netted six hundred eighty people who were working at food processors despite not having legal authorization to to be in the united states. One of those men dad angel lopez is a fifteen year old sophomore and member of his high school marching band these these these past few days have just been hard because i have had to stay strong for my family. He's trying to help with two younger brothers. All three were born in the u._s. Mom's afraid now because ever since they got my father there's been no calls from him. No contact and we've tried ride to see where he is but the most we've gotten is that he's in louisiana. His parents came into the country illegally from guatemala eighteen years ago and settled in mississippi lopez now fears his father will be deported. I've just been mad about the whole thing really 'cause they'll pasos. Missile shooter had just happened a week ago and then. Why would you give an order like that for the rates to just happen like that. When people are still grieving the department of homeland security says the operation had been in the works for months and the timing was unfortunate. The fellowship hall at saint ann's has been transformed into a triage of sorts where people can get legal advice a hot meal and meet with the social worker or child psychologist angel angel lopez as mother has come here seeking guidance no sake u._s._a. Tara will basically it's the my mom. <hes> doesn't know what to do at this point because my dad was the one bringing everything for us and seeing the way things are now she. She's confused what to do because she has to.
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"We've got the Cup was the chant from blues fans at a watch party in Saint Louis after the blues beat the Boston Bruins four to one last night in Boston in game seven of the championship series game six of the NBA finals is tonight in Oakland, that's where the Golden State Warriors are hoping to avoid elimination the Toronto. Raptors lead the finals three games to two. This is NPR news from Washington. The crews of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman have been evacuated after each was attacked today off the coast of Iran. The US navy's Fifth, Fleet says it assisted the tankers after receiving distress calls. At least one explosion was reported aboard one of the ships, a Louisiana man is facing federal hate crimes charges in connection with a series of church. Fires west of Baton Rouge. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports on the federal indictment, the indictment charges. Holden Matthews with three counts of using fire to commit a foul, any and three counts of intentional damage to religious property classified as a hate crime under the US church arson Prevention Act. Matthews is the twenty one year old white son of a sheriff's deputy. He's accused of setting fires that destroyed three African American churches in and around oppa Lucius Louisiana over a span of ten days in late March and early April. In a statement. US attorney David Joseph said attacks against a group because of their religious beliefs will not be tolerated. Matthews also faces state arson charges. Debbie Elliott NPR news. The National Transportation Safety board is investigating the crash of a small plane in Louisiana. It went down yesterday around midday on eleven next to the chaff, Eliah river, it killed two people aboard west of Baton Rouge. I'm Dave Mattingly, NPR news in Washington. Looking for an escape make Morocco tap into centuries of ancient energy on the streets.
University of Alabama rejects $26.5M from donor critical of abortion ban
"University of Alabama is giving back a record, multimillion dollar contribution, including a portion. It has yet to receive NPR's, Debbie Elliott reports the school is refunding, the money because the source, it's top donor has called for a boycott over the state's strict new abortion ban. The university of Alabama board of trustees voted to return twenty six point five million dollars to Hugh Culverhouse junior of Florida investor. And lawyer is name will also be stripped from the law school Culverhouse, call on students around the country to boycott the campus after the state banned most abortions at any stage of pregnancy with no exceptions for cases of rape, or incest. Some sixty percent of Alabama students are from out of state university officials say the school had nothing to do with the abortion law, and that there was an ongoing dispute with Culverhouse over how his donation would be
Remembering Leah Chase, "Queen of Creole Cuisine"
"Weekend. He was known as the Queen of Creole cuisine Gumbo. Goodness. That's the mole the Gumbo. And even the green almost she remained. Oh, that's New Orleans, mayor La Toya Cantrell. Remembering chase he used to say, quote in my dining room. We changed the course of America over a bowl of Gumbo, and some fried chicken are on Debbie Elliott spoke with chase back in two thousand fifteen about the restaurant called Dookie chases, specially in, I'm wanting to, to see black said they had not been at old. No, nice places. But I thought on the other side of town. No nights restaurants has that she made a restaurant, a meeting place for leaders of the civil rights movement. Here's mayor Cantrell again, play a major role and creating that safe space so that we can ensure that the civil rights that the struggle that we were able to move forward through them and adversity. And having the courage to create a defaced space conversations. That could happen. And they were used that vehicle. Then we social change chase for the likes of Dr Martin Luther King, and that king Cole. But her restaurant almost closed for good after Hurricane Katrina, nothing you can do, but ride it out and take the whip it'd come back again. Come back again. She did people celebrated when she reopened in two thousand seven mayor Cantrell, not only did she feed the bodies of New Orleans. She really fair so Leah. Chase died on Saturday. Ninety six.
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"I'm Debbie Elliott, a Bill awaiting President Trump's signature would open a trove of federal records relating to civil rights era. Cold cases, this could include declassifying FBI reports. Prosecution notes and other documents about unsolved racially motivated crimes and a rare moment of bipartisanship. The new legislation was co sponsored in the Senate by Texas Republican Ted Cruz and Alabama democrat Doug Jones, Senator Jones joins us now from his office in Birmingham. Welcome to the program. Thanks, Debbie is going to be with you. So I understand the idea for this actually came from a group of high school students. It did two years before a mile election that had gotten a call from some high school students in New Jersey, they had been very frustrated trying to get some records. They wanted to look into a couple of the cold, civil rights cases and asked me if I would endorse a Bill. Bill that they were riding to create a commission like the Kennedy assassination commission. So that these records could be made public to historians to the community. And at that point never having thought that the Senate was a part of me at that point as it happy happy to do it and will love the help. And then they called and reminded me once I got sworn in. They said, hey, you remember that Bill we talked about it? And we got to work. You are a former US attorney you one murder convictions against two of the cookbooks clients who killed four girls at Birmingham church and that prosecution came decades later, what good do you see coming from having federal records on cases like this now available to the public? It's a combination things first of all the victims, and the families they need to know as much as they can about how their loved one dodge what the reasons were who who did what that's also important. I think for family members of perpetrators who have come a long way since those days, they won't that reconciliation as well. And that's the other thing that I think in this day and age, it's important. I think for us to remember where we are. So that we don't make the same mistakes. Again. How did you come to team with Senator Cruz? You know, bipartisan cooperation isn't something we hear about very often these days from Capitol Hill. Well, you're right. And that's unfortunate. Because there's a lot more bipartisanship in the Senate. Then people see with dueling press conferences, but are winning wanted to follow this Bill because the kids from New Jersey were coming down wanted them to be in the gallery when I made a speech and Ted happened to be sitting in the presiding officers chair. And I noticed as I'm giving my speech about the introduction. This Bill that he was very interested. He wasn't working and doing other things he turned around. It was very intently listening to my speech and later that afternoon in on a four vote he came he sought me out on the floor and said, he was just very interesting and said get my staff to go and the next thing, you know, it's the Jones cruise Bill, and he did an incredible job working his caucus and the folks over in the house. Representatives to make sure that we had such bipartisan support for and are are really appreciate his jumping in on it with me. So this was something that worked if we can talk now about something that appears to not be working, and that's figuring out the budget. How do you see this stalemate over the government shutdown coming to an end? Do you think the president will get us funding for the border wall? You know, I don't know what's going to happen. I don't think that there's going to be a funding for a wall per se. The problem that we've got right now is that the wall has become a symbol more than a reality. The president has asked for money, but he's never given us a plan. The one plan that we had came last spring. And there was a bipartisan Bill that had about twenty cosponsors that would have given about twenty five billion dollars for border security, and the administration tanked it. This is more than about political symbols. This is about the eight hundred thousand families out there who don't know what's going to happen next paycheck and are going to have to scrimp and say, yes, they may ultimately get there. Backpay, but that's not gonna help them pay the bills right now. Finally, the Alabama attorney general this week opened an investigation into reports that democratic operatives used Russian style social media tactics to help you get elected in your two thousand seventeen special election against Republican ROY Moore, what was going on here. Well, I don't know what's going on with the Alabama attorney general. I mean, all our reporting is with a federal. So I think there's a little bit moral political play into this. The Republicans in Alabama never seemed to be concerned about all the Russian botch and all the things that were attacking me during the campaign having said that though I have already called for an investigation by the Federal Election Commission and the department of Justice, I think this is slipped under the radar and it's probably happening in other races. And no one has fessed up to it just yet. When did you become aware that this was going on when it hit the New York Times the other day, we knew we were getting hit daily with Russian bonds. We were trying to monitor the others, and we really didn't see anything happening except. One time when my opponents Twitter followers, all of a sudden jumped by about forty thousand and they went out as quickly as they came on. And they all had Russian named. We didn't know what the heck to make that the first time we really learned that there was something else out. There are so-called experiment was the other day when it got reported in the New York Times democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama cosponsor of legislation requiring the federal government to release old civil rights cold case files. Thanks so much for joining the program. Well, pleasure, Debbie anytime. Venezuela's reputation is suffering. Thanks to its president, socialists. Nicolas Madura derided as a despot who has provoked one of the biggest refugee outflows in Latin American history. But as John Otis reports a handful of Caribbean countries remains firmly in Medeiros camp. At a ceremony in August. Keith Rowley, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Signed an agreement for Venezuela. To supply his twin island nation with natural gas president Maduro then took the microphone to praise a faithful partner. I mean, he said Trinidad and Tobago. Should know. It has a friend in the Venezuelan president for the most part Maduro has been making enemies he faces sanctions from the Trump administration fourteen nations in the Americas from Canada to Argentina downgraded diplomatic relations with Caracas after Madura was reelected in may to another six year term they dismissed the vote as a sham. These governments are also worried about an exodus of three point six million Venezuelans with lead, hyper inflation and food shortages back home tiny Trinidad, which sits seven miles off. The Venezuelan coast has received sixty thousand of them. Still Trinidad remains a staunch supporter of the Maduro government. Indeed, it refuses to label Venezuelans arriving here as refugees for fear of upsetting Madurai. So says Rodney Charles and opposition lawmaker in port of Spain. The capital it does not make sense for here. News reports is starvation in Venezuela did incarceration of political opponents for some reason. This government does not want to acknowledge that. There is a problem. Venezuelan allies like, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia left wing soulmates. But Trinidad's position is pragmatic. The government is betting that the August agreement to build an underwater pipeline between Venezuela and Trinidad will revive the island's vital natural gas sector. That's according to Maryono Brown. A former Trinidadian finance minister that is the actual one of the reasons why this government is doing our own villas Huila because there's a monetary or pecuniary interest in acquiring Venezuela gas, and they don't want to do anything to upset the government several Caribbean countries which receive. Subsidized Venezuelan oil have adopted similar positions last year. For example, the organization of American states tried to condemn them government for replacing the opposition controlled congress with a rubber stamp legislature. The resolution was blocked by Trinidad Dominica Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and several other small islands. This is one of the more frustrating aspects of the whole international effort. That's Eric Farnsworth vice president of the American society think tank, he says, it would make more sense for the region to insist on a return to full democracy in Venezuela. First of all because then the economic relationship is going to be, you know, something that will really lasts for the long term. But more importantly, you're not gonna have be threatened small island countries. Currently are as a perfect example of refugee flows of desperate Venezuelans trying to escape the collapsing country. Some are already second guessing Trinidad snatch. Gas agreement. Charles the lawmaker points out that opposition politicians in Venezuela have warned that any energy contracts signed with Madero will not be recognized should anew government. Take power in Toronto's. Why are we putting all our eggs any Madero basket? Given what we understand is distribution over their government officials in Trinidad did not respond to requests for comment for NPR news. I'm John Otis import of Spain. Trinidad and Tobago. Cuba. Now has three g mobile wireless. What that means is that Cubans can get internet on their phones. But it comes from the state run monopoly. NPR's? Jasmine guards reports Liana Hernandez is an independent journalists based in Cuba. She says a few days ago while riding the bus. She got emotional. During the war. Choose able to video chat on her phone with friends who live in Miami. When I reached her over the phone in Havana, she says years ago, this would be unthinkable. This is the latest of several moves in recent years to bring down the digital divide between the island and the rest of the world. Cubans have had limited access to internet for years now in hotels, internet cafes and public hotspots. But as of early December Cubans can get three g WI fi on their mobile phones. Hernandez says she's excited and she's also scared. For nose day wondering competing, you're being e- e pudding or. The. You know, she says our phones are tapped the here our conversations, they know what we are doing everything. Rondo maybe they've been ground over here. She says because of her work as a journalist every so often the government detains her sometimes she sees them watching her house. Professor Ted Hankun teaches Latin America studies at City University of New York. He says government surveillance is part of everyday life in Cuba when it comes to the internet. I wouldn't compare China quite yet because Cuba, the surveillance of the internet will have to catch up with the technology of the internet. And but most Cubans will tell you that that everything that they send through the media. Whether it's a telephone call or an internet message or where they serve their -ssume that it's being monitored hankins says Cubans being able to access internet on their phones that's a big step, but it's not without flaws. The service is pretty bad. Several dissidents sites are completely blocked. And also hanging says most Cubans can't afford the internet packages. The government is offering you could get a plan, and you pay a certain. Amount per month seven dollars, ten dollars twenty dollars thirty dollars for the irony. However is that that would be equivalent to a whole month's salary for Q in professional thirty dollars a month.
"debbie elliott" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"As NPR's Debbie Elliott tells us he's accused of crashing his car into a crowd at a white supremacist rally last year, the process is moving slowly as the judge. Prosecutors and defense attorneys privately question prospective jurors one by one and the high profile case James fields is charged with murder malicious wounding and hit and run. Prosecutors say he deliberately plowed his car into a group of anti-racist demonstrators during the August two thousand seventeen unite the right rally Heather higher was killed and dozens of others injured. A defense lawyer says fields thought he was acting in self-defence, Debbie Elliott, NPR news Charlottesville, Virginia on the eve of the g twenty. Solid in Argentina, the US. Trade disputes are expected to be prominent at the gathering. That's where President Trump is set to meet with several of the world's economic leaders. General Motors announcement that it will eliminate thousands of jobs may also surface during the summit today. President Trump threaten to cut all GM subsidies, including for its electric cars program. Larry cudlow, the director of the National Economic Council says GM's decision is a bad move. It may be possible to transfer workers to other plants in Texas and Michigan. I I'm not an expert on General Motors are not an analyst. Otherwise is. But that's what she said. But obviously, there's a live disappointment even anger. I've heard it again from Mr. Trudeau from President Trump from Democrats and Republicans Trump has long promised to return manufacturing jobs for the US. But GM says it's lost one billion dollars since the administration launched its trade war with China Europe this week GM said it's downsizing four plants in the US and one in Canada. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson to officials from former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration who were convicted in the bridge gate conspiracy. Are now facing prison time a judge in Philadelphia today denied most of an appeal from Bridget Anne, Kelly and Bill Baroni the two were found guilty two years ago on federal charges that they conspired to misuse public resources. Namely, the George Washington Bridge to carry out a vendetta against the mayor of fort Lee WNYC's, Matt cat says Kelly and Baroni tried to convince the third circuit court of appeals that while their behavior was wrong wasn't criminal their lawyers. Basically set revenge to get back the mayor of fort Lee who remember did not endorse Christie back in two thousand thirteen. It's just part of American politics. There's all that's a political operation essentially, while the argument was not successful. They did convince the panel to overturn part of the case that involved civil rights violations. Kelly. To eighteen months in prison and Baroni two years. It's not yet clear. Whether those will be reduced given the new ruling, we'll hear more from WNYC's own Matt Katz later this hour on all things considered. Good news. It's okay to eat Romain lettuce. Again, the US food and Drug administration and centers for disease control, say only romaine grown in northern and central California were contaminated by the recent e coli outbreak Gotham is Claire Lapin says romaine grown elsewhere should be perfectly fine. If you're finding it in the grocery store, it has been cleared for sale. If you would like to be extra. Sure, it should tell you where the lettuce is coming from. So if you're buying a boxer bag it should be written on there. Officials say five people from New York and nine from New Jersey were hospitalized by the e-coli outbreak New York City's public housing authorities moving to cancel its contracts with a garbage hauling company that has a poor safety record. A city hall spokeswoman announced on Twitter today that the agency is looking to cut ties with sanitation salvage. That's after advocacy groups wrote a letter charging that the company represents the worst of the private carting industry sanitation salvage had its license temporarily suspended this summer. That's after one of its drivers killed two people over the past year. It's license was restored in September. After the city demanded the company hire an independent monitor for the rest of this evening here in our area, mostly cloudy skies, lows in the mid thirties. Tonight, wind chills between twenty five and thirty. It'll be mostly cloudy tomorrow with highs in the mid forties..
First gene-edited babies claimed in China
"A powerful new kind of Gina's Zenonas crisper he claims to have done this to protect them from getting infected with the aids virus. But many scientists are saying that if true it's far too premature to have taken this step a lot more research is needed to make sure it's safe and works and some fear. This could open the door to designer babies. Rob stein. NPR news. Jury selection starts today in Charlottesville Virginia in the murder trial of James fields junior. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports fields is accused of driving his car into in group of protesters violent white supremacist rally, killing one woman and wounding
Blaming Victims For Mail Bombs Carries Echoes Of Civil Rights Bombings
"This podcast. And the following message is brought to you by jet dot com. Your one stop shopping destination. The jet experience provides a unique and relevant Dortmund with no membership fees. Start shopping conveniently at jet dot com or on the jet app today before thority apprehended a suspect in the mail bomb spree. The case prompted all kinds of speculation about the motivations that could be behind it. Here's what a talk radio host, Michael Savage, had to say is a high probability that the whole thing is set up as a false flag to gain sympathy for the Democrats to get our minds off the hordes of illegal aliens approaching southern boarding that kind of talk echoes back to another era in American history when bombs were tool of political intimidation. And peers Debbie Elliott reports in the nineteen fifties and sixties Birmingham. Alabama was known by another name bombing ham bombing ham, Alabama, be OEM. Be Jeff Jrue grew up on a street called dynamite hill. Because so many black families were bombed for moving into the predominantly white neighborhood. It would push the furniture off the floor break, the windows, and and scare us all to death. So terrorism is nothing new, but this part of Birmingham, Alabama. We experienced person there were more than three dozen unsolved racially motivated bombings in Birmingham during the civil rights era, mostly houses, and churches, and drew says there was a pattern after the attacks. Authorities would accuse victims of planting the bombs most inhumane thing you could you could think of who would bomb their own house, but that rumor was widely circulated in white circles says Diane mcchord or who wrote a book about the Birmingham civil rights movement. Understood motive was that blacks were bonding their own churches and buildings in order to raise money and get publicity for the movement. She says it was repeated publicly by politicians, including Alabama's segregationist governor. Owner George Wallace other common theories were that the bombings were ordered by Martin Luther King junior were part of a communist plot orchestrated by the FBI. It was repeated so often I mean, I grew up hearing this from my father, you know, I think they started believing it and part of the reason they were able to believe it was that until the sixteenth street. Chores Bonnie in September nineteen sixty three when four young girls were murdered. There had been no real the Taliban even after that deadly Kukoc's clan attack. Police said I zeroed in on the church's black janitor as a suspect historian Taylor branch says conspiracy theories were rampant across the south as African-Americans pushed for equal rights showed along the people will go to not to acknowledge something that they don't wanna believe. For instance, what happened in Mississippi during freedom summer in nineteen sixty four free of the civil rights workers were kidnapped by sheriff. Posse of clansman and murdered because the bodies weren't found. Mississippi officials denied the segregation is could have done this car and said first of all they they said there was a hoax Senator James even told that to the president on the phone. I don't leave it free. I don't believe it free. Got it down here. I believe it for the star. Branch says polarizing times then and now lead to an ideological climate where conspiracy theories thrive it's a low point for the country says democratic Senator Doug Jones about Alabama. He's a former US attorney who prosecuted the Birmingham church bombers. We are living in a time. Where words matter just like they did back in the sixties. There were so many things that happen then based on the empowerment that public officials like George Wallace gave do people not understand what it takes to kind of tone down the rhetoric to make sure that things like this don't happen with some deranged fool out there who wants to try to to hurt people thinking that he's got the okay to do it federal officials declined to talk about potential political motivations. But in a news conference announcing the arrest. Attorney general Jeff Sessions acknowledged the suspect, quote appears to be a partisan, Debbie Elliott NPR news, if you like this podcast. Discover the. Rest of the NPR portfolio at NPR dot org slash podcasts. And learn more about eight of the country's top twenty podcasts according
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"Michael is the most powerful hurricane to hit the panhandle. It's actually one of the strongest I've ever hit the Gulf Coast, right? Right category. Five would be stronger, and you have to go all the way back to nineteen sixty nine hurricane Camille and miss. At strong of a storm people here talked about that Allen land with Lynn brothers seafood talked with our my colleague, Greg Allen about never seeing anything like this before he was tying up votes to make sure that they wouldn't be coming off of their moorings in town. Many many, thanks. We go behind him and do the best you can but category. Four hurricane is. They'll be difficult. All right. That's NPR's. Debbie Elliott in crestview floor, it is difficult. Thanks, debbie. Well, forecasters have gotten better much better in recent years at predicting the path of a hurricane, but the intensity that's more. Tricky here to help us understand. Why is Angela Fritz she's a meteorologist with the Washington Post's, capital, weather, gang, and she has been following this storm and this whole storm season. Angela Fritz welcome thank you. So we all knew hurricane Michael was coming. We did not all know it was going to be this strong that it would be a category. Four so start there. Why is the intensity of a hurricane so hard to predict broadly? Generally, we know whether a hurricane is going to intensify or weaken what we can't really tell. Whether it's going to rapidly intensifying that something that we keep hearing over and over again, especially over the past decade or so about these rapidly intensifying hurricanes, so what has changed in the last decade or so that has created this phenomenon of rapidly intensifying hurricanes. We're seeing a. Change. I think in NC surface temperature were seeing stronger storms because the sea surface temperature the ocean water is so much warmer..
Texas police arrest Border Patrol agent for murdering four women
"Fifteen deaths are now blamed on hurricane Florence and its aftermath. The then PR's Debbie, Elliott reports the storm is now causing catastrophic river flooding across North Carolina. Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters new evacuations are underway as some rivers are forecast to reach levels that are nearly double flood stage. Charles Houston is watching the news river rise in Kingston. He says, Florence is a slow moving
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"NPR's Debbie Elliott in Raleigh, Debbie. Thank you. You're welcome. At a record pace. And I think that the fact that the policymakers in Washington didn't ensure and didn't pay the necessary attention to those goals. I think that's part of the real legacy of Tarpon. Even today, there's still so much anger surrounding these ballots. How much do you think tarp contributed to the wealth divide an inequality that we see today because as you point out banks got help, but millions of homeowners went into foreclosure, and a typical worker did not get a bail out like the big banks. It's more of the opportunity cost. Right. It's the things that tarp could have done, but didn't do and it all went in to help the big banks. And of course, as a result. You've just months really after the bailouts. You saw these sort of almost record-setting bonuses returning to Wall Street, you so huge amounts of government money, tarp money that essentially went into the pockets of the very AIG executives who brought that institution to it's knees and the global economy alongside of it. So you had that image on one side of literally government money going to these executives and on the. Flipside just standing by idly as people lost their homes, their their livelihood, and the government just sort of blindly looked away. And and let it happen. I was gonna ask whose fault was it was at the treasury department, and the White House was at the banks that we're supposed to allocate the money differently like who failed to send the money to a wider range of places. I think the responsibility really falls squarely within the treasury department banks, our banks, I mean banks are going to respond to whatever incentives and requirements that they have they're going to try to make as much money as possible. They're not here to provide a social purpose. They're going to serve their shareholders. But the treasury department had an enormous amount of leverage when it starts pumping all this money into the banks in return. They were required to they were supposed to restore lending that was sort of one of the the key phrases of the time that tarp is going to restore lending, but treasury never put that into the deal. They never said, okay. We're going to give you this twenty five billion dollars. But you know, what you need to use some of it to increase your. Ending before the crash ten years ago people were making false assumptions about risk like they assume that home prices would never fall that unqualified borrowers would never default on their loans and large numbers. Do you think that today there are false assumptions that people are making that are comparable? I think it's undoubtedly true that that is the case I think that is the nature of capitalism. I think as long as there's been a financial system there had been bubbles that have been based on on false presumptions and financial crises are in some ways, totally inevitable. For me. The bigger question is are we prepared for the next crisis? Knowing that one is going to happen. Are we in a materially safer place than we were in two thousand and eight on are we in fact safe and how do you answer that question? We're not safe. I think I think the answer I think we are safer. I think that you look at the post crisis regulatory reforms that went into place, you addressed some of the issues that were at the heart of the crisis banks. Require to have more capital on hand. So that when losses inevitably com as part of the next crisis. They have a bigger buffer before they're threatened with bankruptcy. And then that's a good thing on the other side. One of the reasons why we had the bailouts is we had a handful of institutions that were so large and so interconnected that the failure of any one of which could bring down our financial system today. Those banks are bigger they're more interconnected and in many ways, just as if not more dangerous. It's good that they have more capital more protection. But it doesn't seem necessarily that. It's Nuff to withstand another crisis. Plus you have the probably even bigger concern. The political winds have changed a lot in the last few years, and you have this big deregulatory push going on in Washington that is undoing each of those changes. And that really does threaten the Brazilian see our system when the next crisis inevitably comes Neill Borowski, thanks for taking this trip. Back in time with us always happy to go down memory and thank you. He's. Former inspector general for the troubled asset relief fund today. He's a partner with the law firm Jenner and block. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news right here on WNYC. The annual Brooklyn book festival is happening now and Zora Neale hurston is being celebrated there for a new block even though she died nearly sixty years ago. That's because the first book she ever wrote has recently been published. It tells the remarkable story of one of the last survivors of the trans Atlantic slave trade and coming up next. We'll have a conversation with the woman who helped get this remarkable book published nearly a century after it was written. Stay tuned. WNYC supporters include net flex presenting. The.
At least 1 dead in multiple fires, gas explosions north of Boston
"A series of explosions in three towns north of Boston had left at least one person dead and more than a dozen others injured state police confirmed seventy explosions house fires or reports of gas odors in the region. Thursday Joseph Solomon is police chief in the town of Methuen offices arrived they were dispatched by Lawrence to multiple houses. They triage injured people. I don't know what the injuries were. It's been a couple of hours, but you can tell it's still a little bedlam Odia, and we do now this at least one serious injury. I'm aware of and multiple minor injuries. Authorities have told residents who hadn't already left their homes in the Andover north Andover. To get out. It's unclear what caused the explosions, but all of the homes were linked to the same gas lines, which are now undergoing safety
Rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26
"Rapper MAC Miller died yesterday at the age of twenty six. The Los Angeles County coroner's office says an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. As NPR's, Justin. Richmond reports the entertainer scored five top ten releases on the billboard album chart and was supposed to start a tour next month. Mac. Miller's best known to the general public force former relationship with personal musical with pop star Ariana GRANDE. One
Gulf Coast braces for Gordon to strengthen to hurricane
"Tropical storm, Gordon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by the time. It makes landfall tonight on the north central Gulf Coast. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports the biggest threat will be floods. Forecasters say Gordon will likely come ashore in Mississippi as a minimal hurricane but a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast is preparing for life threatening inundation from both storm surge and heavy rains, Richard Pasch with the National Hurricane Center says four to eight inches of rain is likely with higher accumulation in some areas, we can have isolated totals over portions of Louisiana southern Alabama. Southern Mississippi parts of Arkansas, western Florida, panhandle in some locations as much as twelve inches. The governors of Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama have declared states of emergency voluntary evacuations are underway in flood
Donald Trump, NPR and Washington discussed on Fresh Air
"Air I'm David Cooley in for. Terry gross today we continue our series of EMMY nominees Alec Baldwin who's been. Nominated for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday. Night Live tells us how he created his Trump. Impression I, always say the same stupid thing, to myself I say left eyebrow up right eyebrow down stick your mouth at as far as you can try to bite. Somebody's nose off and kind. Of growl with that irritability he's also written a memoir he fell in love with movies by watching. Old black and white films. On TV with his parents I watched track fifty times listen to. Them children of the night what the music they make we'll also hear from Brian Tyree Henry who's been nominated for an EMMY for his, role as rapper paper boy on the. FX series Atlanta
NPR, Mount Rushmore and Debbie Elliott NPR discussed on Morning Edition
"As you understood what humankind was what was and that was what she felt was God's. Work at she did she brought and. She changed fans are passing by Franklin's gold plated casket at the Charles right museum of African. American history there will be another
Nobel-winning author V.S. Naipaul dead at 85
"The Nobel prize winning author via snipe Paul has. Died at his home in, London he was eighty five years old NPR's Lynn neary reports Naipaul wrote about British colonialism faith in immigration and novels and in his nonfiction born in. Trinidad VS Naipaul had a complicated relationship with his homeland his grandparents were indentured servants from India his father became a local journalist. A fate Naipaul was determined to avoid he did just that when he won, a scholarship to study at Oxford later. He travelled extensively in Africa, much of his, work is about life in former colonized countries, including his best known book abandoned River early novels such as house for. Mr. Biswas are filled with humor but his. Later depictions of life and former colonies were more critical. Naipaul won what was then the Booker prize in nineteen, one four in a, Free State and. The Nobel prize in literature in two
UN calls for credible probe of Yemen bus strike
"A, new mathematical now says it knows it Saturday August. Eleven twenty eighteen good morning I'm Sean Carlson and this is weekend edition on WNYC Live from NPR news in, Washington on trial Snyder as white nationalist planned. Rally. In the nation's capital this weekend the city of Charlottesville Virginia 's marking, the, anniversary, of deadly violence during last year's, unite the right rally. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that, security is tight more than a, thousand law enforcement officers are expected. And authorities have preemptively declared a state. Of, emergency it's unclear whether white supremacists will show up this year Charlottesville mayor. Nicola Walker there's so much uncertainty surrounding this weekend you can't you can't really plan for it right and things were so horrible last year and we're still in a
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"Recent natural disasters the senate is expected to vote on both bills later today memphis tennessee is the latest southern city to remove statues of confederate icons npr's debbie elliott reports the majority black city had to work around tennessee state law intended to protect historic monuments cruise remove statues of confederate president jefferson davis and general nathan bedford forest from downtown memphis the city council skirted the tennessee heritage protection act which applies to public property by selling the parks with the monuments to a private group that took them down memphis mayor gem strickland says the statues were symbols of a painful history these dutch no longer represent who we all is a modern diversity with moment the city will be in the national spotlight next year with events marking fifty years since the assassination of martin luther king junior in memphis debbie elliott npr news it's now all but certain that doug jones will be the first democrat and a quarter century to represent alabama in the us senate even as the republican roy more has yet to concede alex ahbash sean with alabama public radio has more hella benneh secretary of state john merrill has announced there are more than fifty three hundred ballots that still need to be counted in the senate race those are from overseas military voters and provisional ballots for voters whose eligibility has now been confirmed even if every one of those ballots was cast in favor of ruin more he'd still be wh well short of closing a twenty thousand boat deficit but more has not yet concede of the race and is currently fundraising to launch what he calls an election integrity program to investigate voter fraud state officials will certify the election results sometime between december twenty six then january third for npr news i'm alex alva sean in tuscany lusa alabama on wall street stocks are moving higher in afternoon trading and on course to erase yesterday's modest lost it losses the dow up ninety seven this is npr from kqed news i'm brian watt a san franciscobased federal judge is considering stepping in to stop the trump administration from ending a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation kqed's alex emslie reports plaintiffs including the state of california and the uc governing board argue uncertainty is harming some eight hundred thousand people who signed up for the obama era deferred action for childhood arrivals or.
"debbie elliott" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm lorry london alabama is sending a democrat to the us senate for the first time in 25 years and the ours debbie elliott has more on doug jones an upset over republican roy more after a contentious campaign jones says the wind shows the country how people can unify in this age of bitterly divisive politics but roy more is not conceding he told supporters last night there were more votes to be counted votes are still coming in and we're looking at their by god bless you goal by giving slave jury in thank you for coming tonight with not over and if north actually pa despite an endorsement from president trump the seventy year old former chief justice was never able to rebound from allegations of sexual misconduct at assault from decades ago more says he was falsely accused to keep his christian conservative values out of washington debbie elliott npr news montgomery the republic in leader of the house judiciary committee is accusing the special counsel team investigating russian election meddling of inside or bias npr's carry johnson reports on concerns by virginia representative bob good law congressman goodlatte says the dream team assembled by special counsel robert muller has conflicts of interest goodlatte cited text messages between fbi agent peter struck in an agency lawyer who called then candidate donald trump an idiot and he blasted special counsel lawyers for making political donations to democrats left out of good last comments was his praise for special council muller when he was appointed to lead the russia probe six months ago back then the congressmen praise muller's integrity and professionalism and he expressed confidence the investigation would be fair incomplete federal law bars the justice department from considering political philly asian or donations when it hires for career positions carry johnson npr news washington the bangladeshi man.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm jim hark president trump appeared in mississippi saturday as the state celebrated as bicentennial and dedicated new history and civil rights museums npr's debbie elliott reports trump paid tribute to civil rights martyrs the president said the civil rights museum honored the brave men and women who was sacrificed so that others might live in freedom some african africanamerican leaders boycotted the event because of trump's presence others use the moment to call for change rarely ever see williams as the widow of slain in double acp leader medgar evers and that if necessary pay hey can rise to the occasion than the rest of the country should be able to do the same thing because today i stand before you and i say way in america i'll still suffering from some of the same ill wounds debbie elliott npr news jackson mississippi the special us senate election in alabama as this tuesday with president trump endorsing republican roy more despite a series of sexual misconduct allegations democratic senate candidate doug jones says his campaign has been canvassing the state in an attempt to reach all voters this election is about everybody in the state so while we are reaching out to the african american community here in selma and elsewhere where reaching out with the same as it is to everyone else jones says he didn't talk to voters saturday about the sexual misconduct allegations against his opponent roy more saying the subject quote never came up after three and a half years of fighting iraq has declared victory over the islamic state as npr's any helm reports the iraqi prime minister announced saturday that iraqi forces have driven the x.
"debbie elliott" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Yeah live from npr news in washington i'm jack spear president donald trump is taking aim at congressional democrats saying they could exert greater influence over proposed tax initiative if they weren't focus solely on defeating it thousand senate plans would both cut corporate and individual tax rates for ten years though the senate version would make the corporate cuts permanent kevin hassid chair of the council of economic advisers says the white house doesn't think any of the card should be temporary the president permanent the tax cuts for the middle class of tax cuts for corporations and that certainly the objective of the planners of this tax bill but there are also but there are also video senate bundles of radiation rules that are required to allow this building move forward trump has been hailing the the passage of a tax reform measure by the house this week and visited the us capital ahead of the vote the tax that we're hall plan is currently a top republican priority alabama gop senate candidate roy more remains defiant npr's debbie elliott reports fighting a push from national republicans to stand beside amid allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago why moore's wife que les spoke at a rally in montgomery vowing are has than one let the accusations derail his senate campaign the let me set the record straight line after all the attacks against me against not fan and now against not husband he will not step down threat more is known as a fighter he was twice removed dissolve emma chief justice for defying federal courts republican leaders in congress are pressuring more to drop out of the race but the alabama gop steering committee stands by its nominee debbie elliott npr news secretary of.
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"Live from npr news in washington on korver coleman alabama republican senate candidate roy more is denying a new accusations of sexual misconduct from decades ago npr's debbie elliott reports a woman says he sexually assaulted her when she was sixteen a warning some listeners may find this report disturbing beverley young nelson says more locked her in the car and tried to grow and 19 seventy seven when she was a waitress and more was a prosecutor in his thirties who offered her a ride home i was terrified he was also trying to pull my head off i thought that he was going the right way more says it's not true this is absolutely false i never did what she said i did i don't even know the woman i don't know anything about her more says the new allegation and others that he pursued relationships with teen girls are political maneuvers top republicans say he should drop out of the december election debbie elliot npr news attorney general jeff sessions appears on capitol hill today npr's ryan luke says sessions will be testifying before the house judiciary committee with more questions expected on russian interference in last year's us presidential elections jeff sessions is testifying before congress for the fourth time this year and just like in his previous appearances he's going to face a lot of questions about russia in particular questions about what he knew regarding contacts between members of the trump campaign and russian officials during the presidential race npr's ryan lucas sessions may also be asked about his decision to ask federal prosecutors to investigate claims of wrongdoing by the clinton foundation including the sale of a uranium company to you russianbacked interests while hillary clinton was secretary of state utility crews from new york and their vehicles have arrived in puerto rico to assist in restoring power on the island npr's greg alan reports more.
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"Lots of violence and buried over two hundred young people but he says fifa gene the insight born of sadness and he continues to pray but his prayer to which asking god for favors or to fix things prayer is not going to fix our health care system stop it in ohio foot little tokyo i think that you need to do something about guns you can't just pray he hasn't are and critic han tucker reviews taylor swift new album reputation first news live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi sang new sexual assault allegations today against alabama's republican nominee for the us senate roy more ends the certified questions mr moraes dogged marimba groping man lebed nelson speaking to reporters a short time ago with attorney gloria allred at her side and more fires back accusing baghdad more denies all allegations of sexual misconduct but as npr's debbie elliott reports senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he believes moore's accusers hold on more to drop out of the senate race mcconnell says more should step aside in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a fourteen year old when he was in his thirties the washington post reported last week that subbed try to initiate relationships with them when they were in their teens in the 1970s more says the report is faults and an attack by democrats and the gop establishment mcconnell speaking with reporters kentucky said without qualification he believes accusers women mcconnell says republicans are now looking at a ride in option for the alabama special election next month faces democrat doug jones a former us attorney debbie elliott npr news a federal appeals court rulings clearing the way for of the trump administration travel ban to go into effect towards the decision means a travelers from six muslimmajority countries can be temporarily barred entry if they have no connections to the us this latest ruling from the ninth circuit court of appeals means the ban can take effect for travellers from iran libya see syria yemen somalia and chad unless they can prove they have a quote bonafide relationship with a person or entity in the u s a federal judge in hawaii had blocked the trump administration's latest attempt at revising its controversial travel ban in september van veen travel from north korea and venezuela which was not part of this ruling and today president trump met with.
"debbie elliott" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Traditionally conservative state will have the actual race between were moyer and a democrat the john that's right and that's an uphill battle in alabama at the state has not sent a democrat to the us senate for about a quarter of a century now and that's all raises the really interesting question of how all in president trump and and establishment republicans are going to be for roy more as he as he goes up against starr whose democratic challenger hill all these questions by the dynamic in the vote party continue npr's debbie elliott thanks leather welcome are we going to turn now to one of president trump's big campaign promises to help millions of middle class americans this was the president speaking yesterday at the white house we will cut taxes tremendous for the middle class not just a little bit by tremendous on today the president unveils his plan to overhaul the us tax code that includes nearly doubling the standard deduction at both families day on their taxes and increasing the child tax credit families really want the longer so that's what the president says he wants to happen with taxes meanwhile david he's also been talking about puerto rico and what role the federal government can and should be playing there in the aftermath of of hurricane maria trump says he's going to go visit puerto rico next week we have and her white house correspondent hammer keith with us a town the morning sign over to all going to bring up the calculators as we see the details of this plan come out today but can you just set up this moment for me i mean the president republicans they suffer another defeat on health care this is this is an important test for them it absolutely is and a lot of republicans say well healthcare was hard but we can do taxes taxes will be easier our where republicans we do taxes but tax taxes their heart or not easy overhauling the tax code hasn't been done in thirty years and there's a reason for that so what what we're hearing is this has been that the result of negotiations between top republicans and the white house for months and.
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"Harvey is created a fullscale crisis in southeast taxes that's where npr's debbie elliott is keeping watch your and beaumont texas the water system has failed so for the time being this city has now water and that's forcing a crisis in terms of having to evacuate people that local hospital is evacuating all of its patience either by air or by ambulance as well as 1500 people who are now in emergency shelters because there's no water and it's not sanitary to have them in means facilities in pr debbie elliott beaumont's backup water her source in nearby harden county also as failed the us energy secretary is moving to prevent gasoline prices from spiking in the wake of hurricane harvey secretary rick perry says he's releasing five hundred thousand barrels of crude oil from an emergency stockpile perry says he's authorized immediate shipments of crude to the philip sixty six refiner rian lake charles louisiana with harvey barely out of the picture another major hurricane has now formed in the atlantic in pairs greg alan reports hurricane erma could pose a threat to the gulf of mexico with one hundred and fifteen miles per hour winds arm is now a categorythree storm forecasters at the national hurricane center see it will continue to develop as like lee to reach category four status with one hundred forty mph winds by early next week at that time the forecast shows erma hundreds of miles east puerto rico and the virgin islands meteorologist cautioned those too early to say where orma goes from there some computer models harbor should a hurricane heading into the gulf of mexico late next week greg alan npr news news longterm mortgage rates have fallen five weeks in a row as the benchmark thirty year fixed rate hit a.