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"In new york state lawmakers say they're planning to issue a final report on their impeachment investigation into governor andrew cuomo npr's hansie lo-long reports new york state. Lawmakers recently decided to suspend their investigation after cuomo resigns from office next week democratic governor andrew cuomo had been under growing pressure to step down after an independent report by the new york state attorney general concluded cuomo had sexually harassed at least eleven women. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing days. After he announced plans resigned on august twenty fourth new york state assembly speaker. Carl hasty democrat said lawmakers will be suspending their investigation. Because new york's constitution does not allow the legislature to impeach and remove an elected official. Who's no longer in office. And a statement hasty says lawmakers will not interfere with investigations by local law enforcement into criminal allegations against cuomo on. Npr news new york as governor cuomo prepares to step down. He sounding the alarm about the recent sharp rise in new corona virus infections in his state one of his final directives is that healthcare workers statewide get at least one shot of the in nineteen vaccine by september twenty seventh that goes for staff in hospitals nursing homes and other long term care facilities across new york. The order makes medical and religious exceptions. The statement from the governor's office says so far sixty eight percent of the state's nursing home employees and about seventy five percent of all hospital. Staffers are fully vaccinated against cove in nineteen. The dow jones industrial average is down eighteen point since the open at thirty five thousand..
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"Lawmakers say they're planning to issue a final report on their impeachment investigation into governor andrew cuomo npr's hansie lo-long reports new york state. Lawmakers recently decided to suspend their investigation after cuomo resigns from office next week democratic governor andrew cuomo had been under growing pressure to step down after an independent report by the new york state attorney general concluded cuomo had sexually harassed at least eleven women. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing days. After he announced plans resigned on august twenty fourth new york state assembly speaker. Carl hasty democrat said lawmakers will be suspending their investigation. Because new york's constitution does not allow the legislature to impeach and remove an elected official. Who's no longer in office. And a statement hasty says lawmakers will not interfere with investigations by local law enforcement into criminal allegations against cuomo on. Npr
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"Business. In Lake Charles. Louisiana. Commission on presidential debates has announce. It has officially cancelled the next debate, a town hall style events scheduled for October Fifteenth in Miami in Pearson. Duman reports president trump refused to attend when the commission made the debate virtual following trump's corona virus infection. Campaign says it will hold a rally instead although exact plans remain uncertain ABC News announced it will host a town hall with Democratic nominee Joe Biden in that night. Trump speaking on Fox News is Tucker Carlson tonight Friday said although he wouldn't debate virtually he would have considered an outdoor debate. We have rallies outside we've had no problem whatsoever outside is better than inside as you know with this crazy thing and it's gone on his comments come about two weeks after a Rose Garden gathering critics have labeled a super spreader of bent trump is planning to. Convene another large crowd outside the White House today for what is administration calls a peaceful protest for law and order genuine. NPR news the president expected to speak from a balcony while his supporters gather on the lawn below the Supreme Court expected to rule on a trump administration requests without counting for the two thousand twenty cents to end early NPR's Hansie lo-long reports effort now, a lower court. has ordered counting to continue through the end of the month. The trump administration's push to end. The sense early is tied to its push to make an unprecedented change to the census numbers. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution requires that the numbers that determine each state shift congressional seats include the whole number of persons in each state. The president trump wants exclude unauthorized immigrants from that count even. After a federal court in New York ruled trump does not have the power to do that administration appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court the Census Bureau has so courts that it could deliver the numbers trump wants to change by the end of this year if counting ended on October fifth but for now, account is ongoing on Zealand NPR News New York, and you're listening to NPR news. Congressional, Democrats and the trump administration of again failed to reach a compromise on the next round of course, virus relief funding NPR's Windsor Johnston reports on the latest setback. been going back and forth for weeks mainly over the scope and size of the next relief bill the house, passed a two point two trillion dollar measure last month that includes additional funding for state and local governments an extension of extra weekly unemployment benefits and more money for the struggling airline industry the trump administration this week proposed standalone bills, and now says, it wants to keep the next measure under two trillion dollars, departments, and several Colorado counties are worried that a spike cove in nineteen cases could lead to tighter restrictions on public life Colorado Public Radio Stena seek reports on the surge in both urban and rural. Areas Mesa. County in rugged western Colorado is one of them after locking down in March it's low case count aloud its economy to open up faster than much of the rest of the state the county health director, Jeff Couture says, the large number of cases now could mean going backwards and having the state dictates smaller sizes of gatherings and less capacity at businesses. We really are trying to make a plea to the individuals of you know, do your best do your part that have some pride in our community on Friday governor Jared Polis extended the state's mask mandate another thirty days for NPR news I'm Steven seg- in Grand Junction Colorado. Snyder this is NPR news..
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"Live from NPR News, I'm Lakshmi Sang. The White House is pushing for schools to reopen this fall while most of the country is grappling with a surge in new corona virus cases President Donald. Trump is scheduled to hold school reopening talks today while Vice. President Mike Pence speaks with governors. Trump has been facing declining polling numbers over his handling of the pandemic among other issues, but the president maintains. He believes the US economy will rebound stronger than ever because of his policies, well presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released a plan aimed at better equipping the united. United States to fight the coronavirus. An future pandemics, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports the former vice president is promising to shift the production of medical equipment and other key supplies back to the United States side, and says shifting production would create more jobs during the pandemic and give the domestic supply chain, a much needed boost, the campaign says his administration would also develop a plan to produce and distribute vaccine and reinforce stockpiles of a range of critical products Biden has repeatedly criticized the trump administration for failing to press more private companies to manufacture ventilators and other medical equipment under. Under the Defense Production Act. The biting campaign says the goal is not to make us manufacturing purely self sufficient, but to decrease dependence on foreign producers like China Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington. The governor of New, York is now telling out of state visitors from Delaware Kansas and Oklahoma to quarantine for fourteen days to help stop the spread of corona virus, but NPR's Hansie Lo long reports. It's still not clear how the state will make sure that travelers comply near governor. Andrew Cuomo was travel advisory now applies to a total of nineteen states including Delaware Kansas and Oklahoma. Oklahoma that have seen spikes the number of cove in nineteen cases over the past week, but it is unclear how New York is enforcing the quarantine requirement among visitors to the state travelers who fly in Ken shoes to fill out cards with their information or not. The governor's press office did not immediately respond to embarrass questions about how many warnings or citations law enforcement has issued to visitors do not self quarantine for fourteen days after the land in New York according to Cuomo's executive order violators can face a civil penalty of up to ten thousand dollars on. News New York, underscoring the pandemic volatility for the US economy. The Labor Department says hiring surged in May as more businesses reopened, but available jobs are still far below where they were before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and now with most of the country experiencing a surge in new cases, there's recent data suggesting fewer consumers are going out to restaurants, salons and gems. The Dow is down two hundred eighty points or more than one percent at twenty, six, thousand six. This is NPR news. The European Union's revise economic outlook for the rest of this year shows a record decline of nearly nine percent GDP for the euro zone, due to the coronavirus, impact and Teri Schultz reports from Brussels at officials fear. Even this forecast might be. Optimistic, in two months ago at the height of the infection across Europe the European, Commission couldn't tell how badly economies would suffer from the health crisis in lockdowns. It's revised expectations for this year. Show Italy worst-affected out a decline of more than eleven percent with France and Spain close behind you. Officials acknowledged the estimate of a rebound of over six percent. Next year is based on there. Being no second wave of infections and confinement measures something. No one can predict Teri Schultz reporting from Brussels the popular, a short video APP Tiktok says it's pulling out Hong Kong. NPR's John Lewis reports. Move comes after the Chinese government imposed a national security law on city. Places tough new restrictions on free expression to ducks in a brief statement it was stopping operation of its APP in Hong. Kong quote in light of recent events. It did not provide further details about the decision. The new law in Hong Kong is aimed at punishing acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion. To talk his owned by the Chinese, a bite dance, and has recently found itself swept up geopolitics after a deadly border clash with China. India banned handful of Chinese APPS including TIKTOK and on Monday secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News. The trump administration was looking banning tick Tock and other Chinese social APPs. John Rich NPR news. US stocks are trading lower this hour. This is NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi Sang. The International Monetary Fund warns. There's a good chance. The Corona virus pandemic will spark the deepest recession since the Great Depression of the Nineteen Thirties. Npr's Scott horsely offers a closer look at the IMF latest global economic outlook the IMF calls. It's forecast the great lockdown and warns the financial fallout from the corona virus is likely to dwarf that financial crisis dozen years ago. I am F- forecasters do predict a partial recovery. In Two thousand twenty one though they acknowledge extreme uncertainty depending on the path of the pandemic and efforts to contain it. Those social distancing efforts are slamming the brakes on economic activity but the IMF says that should be treated as an investment in long-term human and economic health. The outlook was released at the start of the spring meeting which is being conducted. Virtually this year because the pandemic Scott horsely. Npr News Washington in light of the IMF sir. Poor pressure's mounting to get the. Us economy going against states are weighing the risks of corona virus outbreaks among their constituents but several governors are clashing with President Trump over. Who has final say on lifting cove in nineteen restrictions among them Democratic Illinois governor? Jay Pritzker is that the president does not have the authority to tell the states What to do? In this regard we put the executive orders in place where the ones who are responsible for the safety and health of the people of our states and and I think the governor's that you've heard from over the last day have done a very good job of that that's governors pritzker speaking to NPR's Steve inskeep. However president trump argues the final decision rests with the federal government. He reportedly has a team with starting to reopen the US economy. Though it's alone when or how that would happen. New York City is moving toward self sufficiency for p. p. e. that's personal protective equipment. Npr's quil Lawrence reports Mayor Bill de Blasio so also announcing ramped up production of corona virus testing the mayor praised New York City Industries that have started producing personal protective equipment. He said Very Soon. The city can leave behind the fiercely competitive international market for fe shields and gowns to. Blasios said by May the city. We'll have one hundred thousand test kits per week but Dobosnica warned that stay at home measures could last all summer. I vividly remember when my kids were teenagers. And women really tough to say them. You got a whole summer ahead and you still have to practice social distancing and you still have to stay in a lot of that. Could well be the case to Blasios said. He's hopeful that with widespread testing schools and the economy might start opening in September quil Lawrence. Npr news former president. Barack Obama's endorsing his former vice president. Joe Biden for president is coming one day. After Biden secured the backing of his former primary rival for months. Senator Bernie Sanders for the democratic. Party's presidential nomination this is. Npr news the painstaking work of Tornado. Recovery is stretching into a second day across much of the southern us. Some residents are searching. What remains of their homes? Others are grieving for those killed. Authorities are reporting that more than thirty lives have been lost so far. The death toll could continue to climb. Were then seventy. Tornadoes reportedly formed in a storm system that stretched from Florida to New England. More than fifty million people have been affected. The Census Bureau says close to half of US. Households expected to respond to the two thousand. Twenty cents is on their own have done so but NPR's Hansie lo-long tells us. The Corona virus pandemic is forcing the bureau to further postponed field operations for the national count until June. The Census Bureau is still collecting responses at my twenty twenty cents Dot Gov over the phone and through the mail but because of the virus pandemic their bureau has temporarily stopped in-person Counting Remote Communities Alaska main in some American Indian tribal territories since its workers have also stop leaving paper forms outside of homes in Puerto Rico and other areas recovering from natural disasters bureaus asking Congress to pass a four month extension to the legal deadline for the bureau to deliver new state. Population counts to the president whose numbers are used to redistribute congressional seats and Electoral College votes among the states if approved deadline will move to the end of April. Twenty twenty one on the One News Newark. Us stocks are higher with the Dow up more than two percent smp up two and a half percent and the Nasdaq is up. More than three percent. This is N. P..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh the commanding officer of more than four thousand sailors on the US as Theodore Roosevelt is imploring the Pentagon to help with quarantines now the dozens of people on board have tested positive for the corona virus. Npr's Tom Bowman reports it at a time. When every American is being told that social distancing is the best way to slow down the transmission. The carriers captain. Warren's there isn't enough space on the ship for that. The ship now has more than fifty cases of corona virus officials tell NPR and is now at pier site in Guam where those infected are in a hospital and those who had contact with them or quarantined off. The ship. Last week navy official said there were just three positive virus cases on the ship so it's it's increased quite a bit. Npr's Tom Bowman reporting parts. The United States are seeing evidence that social distancing is working there also positive signs out of Europe and you study from a well-known research group that runs computer simulations on the pandemic schism measures taken in Europe to slow the spread of the crow. Virus may already saved tens of thousands of lives. Npr's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports on. What data from eleven European countries turned up all across Europe? Schools and businesses have shut down officials have issued stay at home mortars and now researchers at Imperial College London say these steps have had a real impact in slowing the spread of the virus. Their latest computer models suggest the interventions may have saved between twenty one thousand and one hundred twenty thousand lives in Europe. They say many more lives could be saved by keeping these interventions in place. They estimate that so far between seven and forty three million people have been infected with the corona virus across all of these European countries. That's about two to twelve percent of the population Nell Greenfieldboyce. Npr News the US Census Bureau says more than a third of the households that were expected to complete this census on their own have done so online over the phone or through the mail but as NPR's Hansie lo-long explains a new national survey finds. Most people don't know that the census forms do not include the citizenship question that the trump administration wanted earlier this month. The Pew Research Center Survey More than three thousand adults who live in the US and speak English and or Spanish and if found that a majority either are not sure if or wrongly think that the twenty twenty census forms ask about a person's US citizenship status. Even though federal courts have permanently banned. The trump administration from adding the now blocked citizenship question. Pew also found that only about a third of adults no that the census is required by the US Constitution and filling out a form is required by law. Honsi Long. Npr News New York. The Dow is down one hundred fifty one points or more than half a percent this is NPR news in Syria. Hundreds of thousands of people have had their water cut off. Npr's AL's Fordham reports. Turkey is being accused of shutting off water to majority Kurdish areas. Turkish forces on their Syrian allies took a key water pumping station. Not Syria in October. Last year. In a new record Human Rights Watch says water has since then been cut off intimately to a population of nearly half a million people in Hasek governor. That area is controlled by kurdish-dominated forces which Turkey considers terrorists and fights against an official has a water department says armored told NPR. The water has been in and out all this week. Manashian morale cushy says people meant to wash their hands twenty times a day to protect against the corona virus. But how can they do that now? Turkey has blamed the cuts on electricity shortages to the pumping station. Alice food. Npr News Beirut in Las Vegas and new strategy for helping a slow the spread of the corona virus among displaced populations sparking heated debate on social media. People without homes are being told asleep and rectangles that have been painted on the pavement and makeshift parking lot. Camp local officials say they opted for parking. Lots of that. Indoor facilities like theater and a stadium can be used as emergency. Hospitals Amazon. Reportedly is fired. An employee who organized a walk added warehouse in New York protests with some argued lack of protection against a corona virus the AP reports companies taking the position that by organizing social distancing. Rules were violated the Attorney General of New York has called on the National Labor Relations Board to investigate Amazon's action this is NPR..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi saying the nation's Corona virus count now top sixty thousand and Johns Hopkins University researchers tracking. The disease are now reporting the death. Toll has nearly reached eight hundred. Fifty tens of millions across the country are under orders or being advised to stay home except in cases of emergency to help slow the spread of the corona virus on that front. There's recent today for a little cautious optimism. The governor of New York says the state seeing slowing rate of hospitalizations for corona virus cases. Suggesting a stay at home. Order and social distancing may be working but as NPR's Hansie lo-long explains New York officials say they are still in desperate need of tens of thousands more ventilators near Governor Andrew. Cuomo says as of Tuesday hospitalizations for covert nineteen are now doubling almost every five days. That's a slowdown that Cuomo says. Maybe the result of orders to shut down non-essential businesses and stop gatherings yes. They are burdensome by the way they are effective and unnecessary and the evidence suggests at this point that they have slowed the hospitalizations. And this is everything. New York is still bracing for pecan cases within twenty one days some new vaccines are preparing to ramp up. Production of ventilators. Cuomo says that won't help meet. New York's need thirty thousand more ventilators in the coming weeks on Zee Long. Npr News New York. Florida Governor Rhonda. Santa's is telling anyone arriving on flights from the New York City area self quarantine. For fourteen days. We have National Guard and some other health folks at the airports. All these folks are having They're in for. There has to provide information. They have to provide a place where they'll be self isolating And that is enforceable under the executive order so they could face adverse consequences in bracing for a surge in Florida to Santa says. The state has more than a million and ninety five face masks and expects received millions more in the coming weeks. Italy's in its third week of a virus locked down and Pier Silvio Pohjola reports. The Nation's leading politicians gathered today to talk about the pandemic Prime Minister Giuseppe. Kommt told the lower house we are fighting an invisible and insidious enemy that sneaks into our homes forcing us to redefine our interpersonal relations and to even be wary of our friends or news over will sit down and you start in.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. The trump administration is facing sharp criticism from the Iraqi government after for the. US launched airstrikes Sunday on several bases belonging to Iranian backed militia as NPR's Jackie Northam reports the US strikes came after her. An American contractor was killed during a rocket attack blamed on the militant group. The US launched the air strikes against five targets in Iraq and Syria belonging to Khattab Hezbollah an iranian-backed militia. Iraq's Prime Minister Automob- Domanski warns the attacks could lead to dangerous consequences including including an escalation of violence between the US and Iran. Brian Hawke State Department Adviser on Iran says a U S had to respond in a way the Iranian regime. Gene will understand if we are attacked by the regime or by one of its proxies. We will take decisive. Action in response and President Trump took that yesterday but Iraq's National Security Council says the airstrikes will force the government there to rethink security relationship with the US. Jackie Jackie Northam. NPR News Washington the suspect in a stabbing attack that left five people wounded during a Hannukah celebration in New York. This weekend is facing federal federal hate crime charges. NPR's Hansie lo-long reports. The man is also facing state level. Crimes Grafton Thomas has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and burglary charges related to the stabbing attack in the New York. Suburb of Muncie in a written statement released. By his attorney. Thomas Family says he was quote raised in a home which embraced and respected did all religions and races and then he has no known history of antisemitism. The family has asked the attorney to request a mental health evaluation of Thomas who they say has a long history of mental mental illness and hospitalizations. Thomas is due back in court on Friday. According to near Governor Cuomo as of Sunday evening to the people injured in a stabbing attack were in critical condition on Zulu William Fair News Newark Authorities are continuing to investigate a shooting at a church in Texas. That left two people dead and another critically wounded yesterday yesterday. Police are praising the private security team at the West Freeway Church of Christ for acting quickly to stop the gunmen about two hundred fifty. People were inside inside the building at the time of the shooting a flight attendants strike has forced german-based air carrier Eurowings to cancel hundreds of flights this week. NPR's Rob Schmitz reports. The work stoppage is expected to impact several airports across Germany. These strike is expected to last three days until January second and may include more than two hundred flights and Germany Germany's flight attendant union called the strike during a dispute over opportunities to work part time at yearling sister company Germanwings which provides around thirty of eurowings turned forty aircraft. NPR's Rob Schmitz reporting on Wall Street. The Dow was down one hundred. Eighty three points this is. NPR News U. S. Secretary of State Farm Peyot says he'll be traveling to Ukraine and several other countries early in the New Year. He announced his travel plans today. On twitter the visit comes after the House of Representatives Impeach President Trump for his alleged efforts to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival. There's been much debate in the weeks leading up to twenty twenty on whether it should be celebrated as a New Year or new decade. NPR's Bill Chapel has more. You're the confusion goes back to win. The common era was defined and it started with year one because of that many experts say the next decade won't start until twenty twenty one as Sandy. Andy Duncan of the farmer's ALMANAC says a decade begins actually with the year ending in the numeral one there was never a year zero not everyone agrees. Here's Andrew Novick of the National Institute. The toot of standards and technology would be that I would stick to the ten years based on you know starting at zero year so that you know nine hundred ninety s in the nineties nineties but no vic says both sides are essentially right because a decade can refer to any ten year period. A recent survey found nearly two thirds of Americans believe the next decade will begin again on January First Twenty Twenty Bill Chapel. NPR News British comedy writer and actor. Neil Innes has died. He created a Beatles parody group group and frequently worked with the members of Monty Python in s who was also known for his work with the Bonzo dog band died of natural causes on Sunday. He was seventy five five years old on Wall Street. The Nasdaq is down sixty points. I'm Windsor Johnston N._P._R.. News in Washington..
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"With more local news live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The latest legal challenge to the Trump administration adding a citizenship question to the twenty twenty US census is wrapping up today in Maryland. NPR's Hansie lo-long says the issue will go before the US supreme court in April. The supreme court has said to your challenges to a ruling for two separate cases in New York. The cases in Maryland are unique because one of the cases alleges that administration officials were part of a conspiracy to deprive immigrants and communities of color of their constitutional rights by including a question that is expected to depress participation especially among Latinos and immigrant communities Virginia. Governor Ralph northern MS cancelling an appearance at a historically black university in Richmond. The democratic governor was supposed to attend a civil rights commemoration today. Megan Pauley with member station W C V E says the governor changed his plans amid student objections over his acknowledgement of wearing black face in the nineteen eighties. Northam had planned to attend an annual event honoring Virginia union university alumni known as the Richmond thirty four who participated in sit ins to protest segregated in the nineteen sixties. North of canceled those plans Wednesday evening following calls from the student government association to come and other time Northam has instead invited the Richmond thirty four to the governor's mansion on Friday. This is NPR news from Washington from K Kiwi news in San Francisco, I'm Brian watt. President Trump's national emergency declaration to help pay for a border wall clue take millions of dollars away from a military construction project in the central valley. He Tara Siler reports. Congress has already appropriated nearly eighteen million dollars to reconfigure security gates at a defense, logistics depot in Tracy. It's among the three point six billion dollars in military construction projects the administration is aiming to axe nationally democratic congressman Josh harder represents the area and calls the emergency declaration unconstitutional. And it's also terrible. Just in terms of politics taking money from efforts to combat. Drug trafficking efforts to still military construction projects like the Tracy depot does not make our country safer. It it does the exact opposite. The emergency declaration is facing multiple lawsuits. A spokeswoman for the Tracy military depot says the project is currently in the design phase and moving forward unless it's halted by the White House. I'm Tara Siler news. San francisco. Bike advocates are calling for two thousand more bike racks to be placed on city streets. Supervisor Rafael men Delman says the city has reserves of racks in storage, they could be put to use. Brian Weeden Meyer is executive director of the SF bicycle coalition in San Francisco because of our high rate of theft blocking things to Iraq is necessary. That's not just true for people's own personal bikes. It's true for shared scooters and dacas bike share. We have the racks. Now, it's time to install them. We didn't Meyer says more racks means more people on bikes and fewer people in congestion in cars..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on trial Snyder opponents of President Trump's declaration of a national emergency along the southern border or planning a protest on this president's day holiday, NPR's, Shannon, van Zandt reports demonstrations are planned from New York to Texas the advocacy group move on dot org is planning many of the protests and others are listed on rally list dot com. Move on dot org says on its website that Trump has declared a fake national emergency and the organization calls it an illegal power grab on Friday. Trump declared a national emergency to circumvent congress and secure nearly eight billion dollars for construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico speaking with reporters in the rose garden, Trump said walls work, and that he was prepared for a long legal battle for the walls, construction democratic leaders say Trump's declaration exceeds presidential authority, and violates the. Constitution. Shannon van Sant. NPR news Washington side from legal challenges. Democrats are planning to introduce a joint resolution disapproving of the declaration of a Republican senators have indicated they will support the move, but it remains to be seen whether supporters have enough votes to override a presidential veto attorneys for the dozens of states cities and other groups at sued the Trump administration over plans for a citizenship question on the census say they're ready to take the fight to the supreme court NPR's Hansie lo-long reports. The supreme court justices are expected to rule on the questions fate by June. After it holds a hearing in April. The supreme court will decide whether the Trump administration can use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a US citizen census bureau research suggests the question will depress participation in the census, especially among Latino and immigrant communities Dale who is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties union who helped soothing ministration six and a half million people, or you know, the government's own analysis will not respond. To the census because of the citizenship question that's more people than in the state of Missouri are eighteenth largest state. The Trump administration says it wants to question to better enforce part of the Voting Rights Act, but US district judge Jesse Furman has ruled that to be a quote sham justification on Zee. Luang NPR news police in Chicago say they're still seeking another interview with impair actor jussie smollet. New questions are being raised about the alleged attack that Smolin reported last month miles Brian is with member station WBZ in Chicago. He says smell. Let's attorneys issued a statement over the weekend after police released two men without charge. You did respond to some reports. Alleging that the two brothers told investigators or the two brothers maybe offered up some information about how the the attack was staged and Mr. smart push back on that and said that that was ridiculous and wrong. Police spokesman has declined to comment on the direction of the investigation and from Washington. You're listening to NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. It's eight oh, four thirty four degrees. Some fog and mist right now in New York City. We could see some rain early this morning and then mostly sunny skies today with a high near forty four degrees. Some New Yorkers who receive food stamps early due to the government shutdown are now struggling WNYC's Morella. I've arrack reports February benefits were distributed in mid-january and recipients won't get their next allotment until March. Some nonprofits like the food Bank for New York City are stepping in to fill the gap. You're gonna stations president Margaret Purvis. Says distributed food next week in the highest needs community schools in public housing three of them in the Bronx, one is in queens. And then we're going to be going to three different housing complexes in Staten Island around one point six million people in the city, receive food stamps. Former congressman Anthony Weiner is no longer in prison bureau of prisons records show. He's no longer an inmate at the federal medical center in Devon's Massachusetts. He's now listed as under the supervision of residential reentry management in Brooklyn, though, it's not clear whether that means he's in a halfway house or in home, confinement, congresswoman, Alexandria Cossio. Cortes was officially sworn in. And she's asking her supporters to stay engaged. WNYC's bridge Bergen reports at a local inauguration ceremony in the Bronx on Saturday. The freshman Representative urged the crowd of more than six hundred people to get to know their neighbors. She says people are more willing to fight for each other when they know their community. So she asked her supporters to do things like joining your PTA or two maybe show up to your community board meeting for the first time. What to lead a girl scout troop? I'm a former girl scout. So I had to do the flag. It was a ticketed event at a high school in the Bronx going forward. A Cossio Cortez says she plans to hold monthly town hall meetings in the district, which also includes portions of queens Bodega owners are asking to be included in the distribution of marijuana wants, it becomes legal in New York Fernando. Mateo was the spokesperson for the newly formed group. United Bodega of America, which represents around two hundred owners in the city. We have been industry that has suffered the most from people selling illegal outside of our stores. Having all stores participating governor Cuomo released a proposal earlier this year to legalize recreational marijuana by twenty twenty at the earliest Bodega are currently licensed to sell beer cigarettes and lottery tickets and police in New York are remembering the NYPD detective who was fatally shot by other officers during an attempted robbery queens last week a wake will be held. For forty two year old Brian Simonson at the church of Sainte Rosalie in Hampton, bays Long Island tonight and tomorrow night. 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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder opponents of President Trump's declaration of a national emergency along the southern border or planning a protest on this president's day holiday, NPR's, Shannon, van Zandt reports demonstrations are planned from New York to Texas the advocacy group move on dot org is planning many of the protests and others are listed on rally list dot com. Move on dot org says on its website that Trump has declared a fake national emergency and the organization calls it an illegal power grab on Friday. Trump declared a national emergency to circumvent congress and secure nearly eight billion dollars for construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico speaking with reporters in the rose garden, Trump said walls work, and that he was prepared for a long legal battle for the walls, construction democratic leaders say Trump's declaration exceeds presidential authority, and violates the constitution, Shannon. Advan sent NPR news Washington side from legal challenges. Democrats are planning to introduce a joint resolution disapproving of the declaration of a Republican senators have indicated they will support the move, but it remains to be seen whether supporters have enough votes to override a presidential veto attorneys for the dozens of states cities and other groups at sued the Trump administration over plans for a citizenship question on the census say they're ready to take the fight to the supreme court NPR's Hansie lo-long reports. The supreme court justices are expected to rule on the questions fate by June. After it holds a hearing in April. This supreme court will decide whether the Trump administration can use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a US citizen census bureau research suggests the question will depress participation in the census, especially among Latino and immigrant communities Dale ho is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties union who helped soothing ministration six and a half million people. According to the government's own analysis will not respond to the census because of a citizen. Ship question, that's more people than in the state of Missouri are eighteenth largest state. The Trump administration says it wants the question to better enforce part of the Voting Rights Act, but US district judge Jesse Furman has ruled that to be a quote sham justification Z long. NPR news police in Chicago say they're still seeking another interview with empire actor jussie smollet. New questions are being raised about the alleged attack. That's smell reported last month miles, Brian is with member station WBZ in Chicago. He says smell. Let's attorneys issued a statement over the weekend after police released two men without charge. You did respond to some reports. Alleging that the two brothers told investigators or the two brothers maybe offered up some information about how the the attack was staged and Mr. smart push back on that and said that that was ridiculous and wrong. Police spokesman has declined to comment on the direction of the investigation and from Washington. You're listening to NPR news. British lawmakers have issued a report that calls for a mandatory code of ethics for social media. Parliament's media committee issued the report today it also calls for an independent regulator and singles out Facebook for intentionally violating the UK's privacy and anti-competition laws the North Carolina State board of elections will decide this week. Whether a new elections is necessary in the states nights district NPR's, miles parks reports hearing begins today during which board members are to hear about evidence related to potentially election fraud, the public hearing could stretch in a multiple days as investigators have been gathering evidence for months in the unofficial tally for the ninth district, Republican Mark Harris, leads democrat, Dan mccready by about nine hundred votes. But that margin is in question because of allegations that a man higher by the Harris campaign tampered with vote by mail ballots. The state board of elections is made up of three Democrats and two Republicans. They need to reach bipartisan conclusion to eat a certify Harris or call a new election. If they're deadlocked at the end of the hearing, the issue goes to the democrat controlled US, house of representatives, miles parks and PR news. The South African Olympic champion runner. Caster Semenya is in Switzerland today at the court of arbitration for sport in Tucson today is the first day of a week long hearing, which could decide Semenya's running future. She is seeking to overturn eligibility. Rules proposed by track appeals governing body for hyper Dragic athletes. They I AA f wants to require women with naturally elevated testosterone to lower their levels by medication before being allowed to compete in.
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"What I do is basically throw frayed around load boxes, I'm load boxes stock shelves and worker cash. Register says it's quite a change from his forest service job. And even though he's earning less than a quarter of his federal salary. He's thankful for the work and for his new employers flexibility as soon as the government shutdown ends, I have to drop whatever I'm doing and go back to work in Florida. Dorothy, Dearborn also administers contracts for the government. But for the space agency NASA on a single mom a story. I live paycheck to paycheck your says, she's using no interest in low interest credit cards to get by inter family is offered help finding a temporary job has been difficult. She did apply to a restaurant. The first question. They asked me they said, yes, they said you're very well with. Yes. And they said are you planning on going back? I guess they said, oh, we're not interested in that's not gonna work right now. We are looking for people who are going to say that's a common problem federal workers say they're encountering still a few have found creative ways around this problem. My name is Frank rip wholly-owned work at the National Oceanic in that much fear administration, and I live in Charleston, South Carolina rep holy is a graphic designer and illustrator he's worked at Noah for nearly twenty years where he takes scientific data and puts it informs the rest of us can understand. He says a twenty thirteen furlough which lasted sixteen days was hard on his family after that he developed a plan to be prepared for the next partial government shutdown when I decided to do is go and get my EMT certificate reportedly says when he's working at Noah, he volunteers. As an emergency medical technician with a local rescue squad. Now that he's on furlough. He landed a part-time EMT job is a lot of medical transport. And what I mean by that is a lot of transporting patients from hospital hospital. They are a backup for the nine one. One system reportedly says the new job helped ease the financial burden of this shutdown still he's disappointed the country is in this position. I feel a little betrayed by our politicians, you know, they take in an oath of office to serve our country. And I didn't see I got into this many years ago, and I choose to in a way serve my country. And I expect the same out of my politicians, reportedly, and the other is interviewed for this story are careful to say their views are their own not their agencies. Most also said they were uncomfortable speaking publicly, but given that this is now the longest partial shutdown in US history, they hoped doing so will encourage the president and congress to. Resolve their differences. Jeff Radi NPR news. The Trump administration has been planning to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty cents this. The question asks is this person a citizen of the United States? But that effort has now hit a major roadblock because a federal judge in New York has ordered the question to be removed. Here's the latest from NPR's Hansie lo-long, California secretary of state, Alex Padilla says the ruling is quote, a win for democracy by no means is it over.
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"Heard danika mckellar who played Winnie Cooper on. The wonder years is forty four today. And the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal Willman. It's day. Thirteen of the partial government shutdown. Lawmakers remain at odds over how to end the impasse. Even after key members of congress met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday leaders from both parties went to the White House for a briefing on border security afterward. The only thing they seem to agree on was. There was no progress made on ending the shutdown. Democrats are moving ahead with the vote in the house on legislation that would fund the government, but the White House opposes the plan. That's NPR's Asia. Roscoe the latest meanwhile are expected to meet again on Friday for further discussions, the US ambassador to Russia has visited Paul Whalen. He's the American who's been detained in Moscow since last Friday Wieland is accused of espionage NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports according to the State Department embassador Jon Huntsman went to the porta detention facility to offer assistance to Paul Whalen, the ambassador then spoke by phone. With Williams family secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says he's trying to learn more about the charges. Then if the detention is not appropriate. We will demand is immediate return. Paul williams. Brothers says he was in Moscow for a wedding and denies. He's a spy will and served in Iraq with the marines receiving a bad conduct discharge in two thousand eight he currently oversees security at an auto parts company in Michigan. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department South Korea's spy agency is told lawmakers there that North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife. The announcement followed unconfirmed reports that the diplomat had sought asylum from an unidentified western country. The last senior diplomat for North Korea to defect was the deputy ambassador in London in two thousand sixteen the Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to head the US census bureau. NPR's Hansie lo-long reports that Stephen Billingham is set to take over the agency with a little more than a year. Before the twenty twenty cents begins. Stephen dealing has nomination was approved by unanimous voice vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The census bureau has not had a permanent director for more than a year. Now Dilling and is expected to lead the agency through the end of twenty twenty one oversee the final preparations for the twenty twenty cents is expected to be the first US headcount to be conducted online, which brings cybersecurity risks. Don't have will also inherit seven lawsuits reconstitutional new citizenship. Question added by the Trump administration during his confirmation hearing Billingham said he would not voice an opinion on the issue. And that he's looking to the courts to decide whether the census bureau moves forward with the question on ceelo along. NPR news New York on Wednesday apple cut its quarterly forecast. Chief executive Tim cook says slowing iphone sales in China are to blame for the drop. It's a rare move for the company and shares of apple stock tumbled in after hours trading. The revenue drop is one indication of how the economic slowdown in China may be more severe than analysts had thoughts. You're listening to NPR. Our news. A new state report shows that medical marijuana use steadily rising in Florida, even though the state has been slow to roll out its legalization effort voters there approved a constitutional amendment more than two years ago, avocado with Don with member station. W J C T in Jacksonville reports in the first nine months of two thousand eighteen one hundred and thirty six thousand Florida patients received marijuana should difficult from their doctors northeast, Florida. Republican state Senator rob Bradley, a chief architect of the state's medical pot laws says the current administration has been slow to allow doctors to prescribe pot. And fortunately, we have a law in place that that provides for more licenses to be issued as more patients come online. We just need the executive branch to issue. Those licenses Florida also limits the number of grower distributors that allows to operate which has led to legal challenges from rejected nurseries. It's one of thirty three states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana for. NPR news, I'm of acquired Don in Jacksonville police in Denmark, say two more bodies have been found in the wreckage from Wednesday's train crash that raises the death toll to eight and Denmark's deadliest railway accident in thirty years. More than a dozen other people were injured authorities are investigating whether falling cargo from another train heading in the opposite direction caused the high speed passenger train to crash in a major milestone for its space program. China has landed a space probe on the far side of the moon. The John g four lunar probe made a soft landing and then transmitted close range image from the surface. I'm Dale Willman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include k bucks bound in support of the David Gilkey and Zaba ulitimatum memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments and the Annie E Casey foundation. Ahead on morning edition NPR's. Rachel Martin is going to speak with incoming house majority leader, Steny Hoyer about the prospects for ending the partial government shutdown this as the Democrats take control.
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"The twenty twenty cents is is at the center of a legal battle. The Trump administration wants to include a question on it about whether the resident answering the census is a US citizen opponents say that's unconstitutional, and they want commerce secretary. Wilbur Ross to answer questions about it under oath, internal documents show the secretary Ross pushed for the question. Even though he told congress that the Justice department had asked for it, the White House wants to stop Ross from having to testify today. A panel of judges are reviewing that request NPR national correspondent Hansie lo-long following this story. He joins us now Hansie. Hi, Lisa, you have. I know read thousands of government documents about this. What did you learn from them about how the citizenship question came about in the first place? Well, these documents were part released in part as part of the lawsuits over the citizenship question and a really key documented site internal memo written by commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross who as a commerce, secretary, oversees the census bureau and the twenty twenty. Cents is and it. He says that he initially thought about adding a citizenship question to twenty twenty cents is as soon as shortly after he became he the Senate confirmed him as commerce secretary. So this would be late February of twenty seventeen. And then over those months, he worked with his staff at the commerce secretary to find a way to get this question citizenship question onto the census and this is a question that asks, is this person a citizen of the United States? It's a topic that the census bureau has not asked all US households since the nineteen fifty cents is although there have been, there's been a citizenship question on a smaller census bureau survey that's now known as American community survey. What reasons then does the administration give for why it doesn't want secretary Ross to testify about it, at least once a saying about its reasons. Well, the Justice department which is representing commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross in the Trump administration. These lawsuits, their attorneys are saying that the judges should decide these lawsuits based on the documents. These internal documents have been released as part of the lawsuits and not on depositions questioning of Wilbur Ross and trying to get into his intent, his mindset, but that's exactly what the plaintiffs in these lawsuits, you know dozens of states cities and other groups that want this question removed. They say they really want to better understand exactly why commerce secretary Wilbur Ross went to add this question because the Trump administration has said they wanted to add it because of the Voting Rights Act. They wanted responses from citizenship question to better enforce section to the Voting Rights Act, which has protections against discrimination of racial and language minorities, essentially to make sure those groups have the right to vote that the federal government has relied. I'd on other another kind of citizenship data from the American community survey. And the Trump administration says that data is not enough is not accurate enough and the needs it on the December. The twenty twenty cents is plaintiffs are very skeptical of that, and they're concerned that there are other other motives here involved. One of the internal memos or one of the e mails released as part of the lawsuits include communication between crisco Bach, the current Republican gubernatorial candidate as well as a former vice chair of President. Trump's now, defunct commission, voter fraud. He wrote to Wilbur Ross trying to lobby Wilbur Ross to add a citizenship question and his concern was that undocumented on unauthorized immigrants are counted. Incentives numbers used to divide up the congressional seats among the states after the census of all of this comes at a really pivotal time for the census bureau is self. The Senate has not yet confirm. President Trump's new appointee to lead the agency, the twenty one twenty cents..
Ebola outbreak in large city 'very concerning'
"In washington i'm dave mattingly the world health organization says there's now a high risk of bola spreading regionally from the democratic republic of congo npr's ava peralta says there are fourteen confirmed cases of the virus in the country including one case in a major city outbreaks of ebola in drc are usually easily contained because they happen in rural areas the chief of the world health organization says a confirmed case in the city of more than one million is concerning but he says the global community now has more tools to deal with any poll outb break a vaccine for example is already being deployed in congo more than four thousand doses of the new experimental ebola vaccine arrived in the country this week a house committee will be questioning the justice department's point person on civil rights this morning he is expected to be pressed about a citizenship question added to the twenty two thousand census npr's hansie lo wong reports the government says the question will help enforce the voting rights act many democratic lawmakers are skeptical of that reasoning and they're worried that this question will discourage non citizens from participating in the upcoming national headcount that's why they went to question the acting director of the justice department civil rights division john gore he was invited to testify last week at a hearing but he didn't show up and now he has agreed to attend a foul appearing with the house oversight committee i'm dave mattingly in washington and i'm dave freeman in san francisco on kiki we at five forty three coming up on morning edition in a few moments us wine exports to greater china which includes taiwan were two hundred ten million dollars up ten percent last year and four hundred fifty percent in the past decade but chinese tariffs have fifteen percent put into place after trump put tariffs on steel imports are threatening the export market the export market growth the story on american wine and much more ahead you run an american company you use imported steel and aluminum yellen we had ships on the water with material so we are paying the tariffs but as far as going forward we're kind of in a pause i'm kai ryssdal yes please we would like an exemption trade of a global nature next time on marketplace the financial story of the day in the week on marketplace today at four pm on k q public radio i'm judy woodruff on the next news hour ahead.
Colorado joins lawsuit to block Trump administration from asking citizenship question on 2020 census
"In arizona's history as tens of thousands of education's marched on the state capital for npr news i'm casey coon in phoenix later today president trump welcomes the nation's teachers of the year to the white house for a reception a coroner's investigation into the shooting death of stefan clark in sacramento says an independent autopsy provided to clark's family has significant errors clark was killed by police while holding a cell phone and standing in his grandmother's backyard bob moffitt of capital public radio reports from sacramento sacramento county pathologist determined more than half of the entry wounds were to the side or front of clark's body in the majority were not to his back dr bennett amal who had claimed sacramento police sergeant vans chandler says the department doesn't typically release coroner's reports we know how significant this incident is in our community and we are committed to of being transparent the autopsy also found seven bullet wounds not aid as a mall claimed community activists berry axiom says the outcome is the same what do we shot twenty seven times eight times you should've got shot the toxicology report shows clark had alcohol codeine hydrocare donen xanax in his system officers shot clark after responding to reports vandalism for npr news i'm bob moffitt in sacramento you're listening to npr news from washington a large group of migrants continues to wait and tijuana mexico at the us border they wrote north through mexico in a caravan intending to seek asylum they say they're fleeing political and gang violence in their central american countries they have infuriated president trump who has tweeted angrily about them the state of colorado in three cities are joining one of the lawsuits trying to remove a citizenship questioned from the twenty twenty senses npr's hansie lo wong reports the census bureau is currently facing four separate lawsuits over the controversial question the largest lawsuit against the citizenship question is led by new york state besides colorado it now includes pittsburgh columbus ohio and central falls island where the government is currently conducting a test run of the two thousand twenty cents is this citizenship question was added to the census form by commerce secretary wilbur ross he oversees the census and approved requests for the question from the justice department which says a needs a better count of us citizens to enforce the voting rights act but critics say asking about citizenship could discourage noncitizens from participating in.
Northeast hit with its fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks
"In now federal agents are combing through his home in austin suburb looking for clues to what his motive might have been meantime prosecutors announced they had filed charges against him in federal court last night connor was charged with one count of unlawful possession and transfer of a destructive device the details of the charges remain sealed the thirties are still concerned that he may have planted more bombs in the day leading up to his death there still urging people in the austin area to be on the lookout for suspicious packages or bags and to call nine one one if they see something for npr news i'm matt largely in austin law swath of the north eastern us maybe getting upwards of a foot of snow from yet another nor'easter to pummel the region in three weeks and just like previous storms this one is bringing much of the region to a standstill disrupting transportation keeping students at home npr's hansie lo wong has the latest forget nor'easter on social media folks round the northeast or calling the fourth winter storm to hit the region in less than a month a four easter it's worth the closing of hundreds of schools including those in your city the country's largest public school system near governor andrew cuomo says stay home if you can don't be fooled don't look out your window today and say well it doesn't look so bad it's going to get worse as the day goes on if you don't have to travel please don't be on the roads the national weather service's forecasting wet heavy snow in the new york city area with wind gusts to forty miles per hour and the threat of widespread power outages ozzy long npr news new york before the close the dow is down forty five points this is npr news from news i'm paul land core the last person allowed to leave the room at the pathway home in yacht ville before a gunman took hostages and killed three people twelve days ago was devereaux smith a fundraiser for the.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst negotiations to end the partial government shutdown that started after midnight have been unproductive so far senate democrats want to reach a side agreement on immigration legislation before they give the necessary support to pass a stopgap funding measure but his impair susan davis reports president trump says he won't engage in talks until the government reopens and both sides are blaming each other senate leaders exchanged jabs on the senate floor over who's to blame for the shutdown majority leader mitch mcconnell said minority leader chuck schumer provoke the impasse only other show all the great leader who unfortunate hostage situation at led his party under this untenable position but schumer pushback arguing president trump has been an unreliable negotiating partner in immigration talks negotiating with president trump is like negotiating with jello mcconnell is trying to build support for a new stopgap bill to reopen the government through february eighth susan davis npr news the capital demonstrators filled the streets in the nation's capital and other cities and around the country in the world today to mark the first anniversary of the women's march and fears hansie lo long reports new york city officials eight tens of thousands of marchers turned out in manhattan they marched from west of central park to near times square many wearing pink knitted pussy hats and carrying signs calling for president trump to be impeached amy williams came from queens we currently have a gusting men in the white house who doesn't respect women and think he has a right to tell us what we can do it out bodies and i'm not for that mega sampson also from queens said she's preparing for the midterm election we have less than a year i think we need to use spend it registering voters and then when november comes closer to reach out to those voters and knock on their doors can this call them sampson said the marchers need to show up at the polls on zulu news new york vicepresident pence has completed the first leg of his trip to the middle east as an pierced keith reports in egypt president trump's decision to move the us ambassador embassy to israel to jerusalem came up as an issue president trump's decision to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel was widely condemned in the.
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"Our news i'm mallory no pain in richmond new york's governor says his state will challenge changes to the nation's tax laws approved by congress last month npr's hansie lo long reports under the new tax law signed by president trump there's a new ten thousand dollar cap on the amount of state and local taxes you can deduct on your federal returns as a concern for many homeowners in highertax states including new york new jersey and california and his annual state of the state address near governor andrew cuomo a democrat says he's getting ready to take legal action against the republicanbacked law make no mistake they are aiming to hurt us this could cause people to leave the state of new york and it could reduce our ability to attract business neither cuomo nor new york state's attorney general's office has provided any details about the lawsuit including when it would be filed in court on the long and care news new york wall street is coming off another day of record highs the dow ended at twenty four thousand nine two this is npr news from washington washington state's attorney general is suing motel six alleging the company shared guest information with immigration enforcement agents as anabolic oh walk reports the suit accuses motel six of violating privacy and anti discrimination loss thick snow tell fix locations in western washington routinely shared gasp lifts with immigration agents according to the lawsuit including guest inane than license plate numbers immigration agents allegedly circled the latinos sounding names for added scrutiny washington state attorney general bob ferguson says for at least two years the motels relief the information without a warrant violating all guests privacy they shared everyone's information all of their guess so you're staying at one of these motel six is during this rovan time period your information was likely given to ice in a statement motel thick says the company directed all locations last year to stop sharing the information for npr news i'm ana boiko why rock.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm dave mattingly at least five people are dead in mexico after a powerful earthquake struck off the south of the country not far from guatemala the us geological survey says the quake had a magnitude of eight point one there have been dozens of aftershocks some of them strong months robert sanders is a geophysicist with the u s g s he says mexico hasn't seen in earthquake of this magnitude in more than a century the next largest recorded with a seven point eight bakken nineteen owed to power is out for thousands in mexico buildings swayed in mexico city hurricane warnings were posted in much of south florida head of hurricane erma the storm has been battering the turks and caicos silence overnight it top sustained winds are down to one hundred fifty five miles per hour dropping it from a category five hurricane to a category four dash shortages are reported in the miami fort lauderdale area of as people prepare to evacuate heavy traffic is reported on interstates including i ninety five the major northsouth highway along the east coast of the us government is expected to reach florida by sunday verma is blamed for at least eleven deaths in the caribbean fema is working round the clock to help those affected by hurricane erma npr's hansie lo long reports fema has sent teams to the caribbean to prepare for search and rescue efforts in puerto rico and the us virgin islands agencies also preparing almost eleven million liters of water and more than seven million meals to send affected areas from maxwell air force base in montgomery alabama the relief supplies won't be delivered until after hurricane erma passes entirely people still enormous path rbis to stock up on water and food to last release three days fema is still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane harvey in texas and louisiana he regional administrator said the agency is considering providing trailers for residents displaced by harvey on zulu long npr news of vote in the house is expected this morning on more than fifteen billion dollars in disaster relief to help those affected by hurricane harvey in texas and louisiana.
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"The country's oldest civil rights organization the nwa cp has a new interim president and ceo and pr is hansie lo long reports derek johnson was announced as the group's new national leader at its convention in baltimore this weekend dare johnson is expected to lead the end of lacey view through the end of the year when the group hopes in a new president and ceo jensen previously served on end of lacey ps national board of directors he said dister eliciting tour through detroit san antonio texas and other cities to checking with local members at their concerns and needs we are drew a euro organization our goal is to exist for another hundred inmates here's the nwc peace convention in baltimore continues into this week with speeches from former attorney general eric holder and members of congress on zulu wong npr news baltimore fire crews in central california are getting the upper hand on a wild fire burning near you sammadi national park firefighters the blaze is about forty percent contained this is npr news israel is considering alternative security arrangements at a jerusalem holy site to reduce tensions npr's daniel esturine reports new israeli metal detectors at the site had sparked days of sometimes violent protests israel extolled the metal detectors after palestinian arab citizens of israel killed two policemen of the holy site which muslims called the noble sanctuary and jews called the temple mount palestinians say israel is trying to take control of the moslemrun site on friday officials say three palestinians were killed in clashes with police and three israelis were stabbed to death by a palestinian the islamist group hamas praised the stabbings israel says it arrested hamas activists in the west bank israel has now installed security cameras at the site and officials say they are considering different security arrangements that would not require all muslim worshippers to pass through metal detectors the un security council was meeting monday to discuss the recent violence daniel esturine npr news jerusalem.