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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Spear. The first bands of Tropical Storm Nicholas are coming ashore from the Gulf of Mexico and moving into the Houston area. 6 to 12 inches of rain are expected to fall with predictions of as much as 18 inches, threatening to inundate some areas more from NPR's Wade Goodwyn. Houston has been flooded repeatedly over the last few years, including the catastrophic destruction from Hurricane Harvey in 2000 and 17. Now comes Nicholas, which could produce the storm surge of 2 to 4 ft. And, at last check packing 65 mile per hour sustained winds. The city has been preparing throughout today. Flights from both Houston Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airport have been cancelled. Public transportation shut down at three PM and Houstonians filled up containers with gasoline and tested their generators. The storm is expected to move relatively quickly, however, moving north northeast toward Louisiana and Mississippi. Wade Goodwyn NPR news president Biden meets with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India at the White House on September 24th. As NPR's Asia. Roscoe explains the group that virtually back in March it will be the first in person meeting of the quad Coalition leaders since Biden took office four country coalition was started during the Trump administration to help offset China's growing influence. Biden has continued to focus on China, describing the country as a key competitor to the U. S. And the 21st.
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"Facebook page or tweet us at one a.m.. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Spear. The first bands of Tropical Storm Nicholas are coming ashore from the Gulf of Mexico and moving into the Houston area. 6 to 12 inches of rain are expected to fall with predictions of as much as 18 inches, threatening to inundate some areas more from NPR's Wade Goodwyn. Houston has been flooded repeatedly over the last few years, including the catastrophic destruction from Hurricane Harvey in 2000 and 17. Now comes Nicholas, which could produce a storm surge of 2 to 4 ft. And, at last check packing 65 mile per hour sustained winds. The city has been preparing throughout today. Flights from both Houston Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airport have been cancelled. Public transportation shut down at three PM and Houstonians filled up containers with gasoline and tested their generators. The storm is expected to move relatively quickly, however, moving north northeast toward Louisiana and Mississippi. Wade Goodwyn NPR news president Biden meets with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India at the White House on September 24th. As NPR's Asia. Roscoe explains the group that virtually back in March it will be the first in person meeting of the Quad Coalition leader since Biden took office four Country coalition was started during the Trump administration to help offset China's growing influence. Biden has continued to focus on China, describing the country as a key competitor to the U. S. And the 21st.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Spear. The first bands of Tropical Storm Nicholas are coming ashore from the Gulf of Mexico and moving into the Houston area. 6 to 12 inches of rain are expected to fall with predictions of as much as 18 inches, threatening to inundate some areas more from NPR's Wade Goodwyn. Houston has been flooded repeatedly over the last few years, including the catastrophic destruction from Hurricane Harvey in 2000 and 17. Now comes Nicholas, which could produce a storm surge of 2 to 4 ft. And at last check Packing 65 mile per hour sustained winds. The city has been preparing throughout today. Flights from both Houston Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airport have been cancelled. Public transportation shut down at three PM and Houstonians filled up containers with gasoline and tested their generators. The storm is expected to move relatively quickly, however, moving north northeast toward Louisiana and Mississippi. Wade Goodwyn NPR news president Biden meets with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India at the White House on September 24th as NPR's Asia. Roscoe explains the group that virtually back in March but will be the first in person meeting of the quad Coalition leaders since Biden took office. The four country coalition was started during the Trump administration to help offset China's growing influence. Biden has continued to focus on China, describing the country as a key competitor to the U. S. And the 21st.
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"As you recall election those stories after these news headlines Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Spear. Voters in California have one more day to vote in the election decide whether Democratic governor Gavin Newsom will be recalled. Scott Shafer with member station KQED in San Francisco reports on the last minute campaigning. California sent more than 22 million voters ballots nearly a month ago, and nearly eight million people have already voted. Turnout is crucial for both sides, especially for governor Newsom. There are five million more Democrats and Republicans in the state, and they overwhelmingly oppose the recall. Newsom has paid ads on radio and TV from National Democrats like Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Vice President Kamala Harris campaign with Newsome last week, and President Biden will appear with him in Long Beach tonight. It may take several days to know for sure whether or not Newsome survives for NPR news. I'm Scott Shaffer in San Francisco. Flights of Afghan evacuates to the U. S are on pause for the moment due to a measles outbreak. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports. Several cases were discovered among Afghans arriving in the US The Pentagon says flights of Afghan refugees from US bases in Qatar and Germany will remain on hold for at least another week while officials contend with the possible measles outbreak. A small number of recently arrived, Afghans have been diagnosed with a highly contagious disease. Afghanistan has among the highest incidence of measles worldwide, and the CDC says the pandemic has slowed down vaccination campaigns in many countries. The U. S. Is also seeing its highest number of measles cases in decades among unvaccinated populations. This pause is the latest complication to the airlift of more than 120,000. Afghans fleeing the Taliban. Thousands are crowded on American bases awaiting resettlement in the U. S and elsewhere. Quil Lawrence. NPR News this week in Congress may be key for President Biden's ambitious climate goals. NPR's Jeff Brady reports, lawmakers are debating measures crucial for cutting greenhouse gas emissions at meeting obligations in.
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"In Washington. I'm Jack Spear. Foreign nations, including the U. S. Are acting with caution in terms of dealing with the new government in Afghanistan. That's after the Taliban appointed hardline veteran figures to top positions. White House press briefing did a press secretary Jen Psaki says while the US has stopped short of recognizing the new government, it will work with the Taliban as it continues to try to evacuate some Americans and others still in Afghanistan. It's whether they let people depart the country who want to depart, whether they treat women across the country as they have committed to treat them and how they behave and operate. And therefore we're not moving toward recognition. At the same time, we're dealing with a reality world here we have to engage in order to get American citizens and others out of the country. In Kabul today, dozens of women took to the streets to again demand representation in the new administration. The Taliban swept to power and victory hastened by the US withdrawal of U. S military support to Afghan government forces. Vice President Kamala Harris is campaigning in California against the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom from member station KQED. Marisa Lagos. Reports. Harris says the recall election has national implications at a rally outside a union training hall in her Native Bay area here is underscored the themes Newsom has leaned into in the final days of this campaign. He acted decisively to protect Californians during the global pandemic, and that the recall is not just about seizing control of this Democrat dominated state. They think if they can win in California, they can do this anywhere where we will show them you're not going to get this done. Not here. Never Harris says. If the recall succeeds, Republicans will be emboldened to further restrict access to abortion, undermine voting rights and threaten workers rights across the U. S. For NPR News. I'm Marisa Lagos in San Francisco. Almost a year after the 2020 general elections, local election officials are still dealing with death threats, conspiracy theories and in some states new legal penalties for making what were once regarded as minor errors. As NPR's miles, Parks explains. A new group of attorneys has announced an organization aimed at helping them fight back. The election. Official Legal Defense Network is the first organization of its kind aimed at providing pro bono legal help for election officials before last year. A service like this wasn't really necessary. But since November's election, there's been a shift. Here's one of the group's co founders, Bob Bauer, who worked as White House counsel in the Obama administration. What we are seeing developing now is a huge step backward from a focus on Professionalized Election administration to a heavy level of political interference in the work of trained election professionals. The bipartisan group is co chaired by Republican Attorney Ben Ginsberg, who previously worked as counsel for the George W. Bush campaign. Miles. Parks. NPR news on Wall Street, The Dow was down 68 points. The NASDAQ fell 87 points today. You're listening to NPR news in Washington and from KPCC news. I'm Nick Roman with the stories we're covering at 704. Number of Covid 19 patients in L. A county hospitals is down to 1385 a drop of 48 from yesterday. Nine straight days. That number has come down. Orange County is also coming down 466 over 19 patients in hospitals down 20 from yesterday. Riverside County, though the count was up four from yesterday, 617 Covid 19 patients in Riverside County Hospital. So a question are we getting closer to the end of all this? L. A County public health director Barbara Ferrer says. The direction is right. But she also says we're likely to live with Covid the covid virus for for months to come. We are gonna Continue to to face challenges. As the virus has the potential to mutate, especially if there are large numbers of people that are not yet vaccinated. Like students in the 12 to 17 age group for our says the vaccination rate in that group is about 55%. She says. That's not acceptable, She says it should be closer to 90% Dr Dean Blumberg at the U. C. Davis Children's Hospital says overall vaccination rate in California 67% for full immunity That's pretty good, however. Earlier, we thought that that would lead to enough herd immunity to prevent widespread community transmission. The delta variant has changed those calculations. We think we need to be above.
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"In Washington. I'm Jack Spear. Secretary of state. Antony Blinken is in Doha, Qatar, a key transit country for Afghan refugees. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. The visit comes as the State Department works to evacuate more Americans and others from Afghanistan. An official travelling with Blinken tells reporters at the U. S facilitated the safe departure of four Americans overland from Afghanistan, and the official, who asked not to be named, says the Taliban were aware of the operation and did not impede it. U. S personnel were on hand to greet the Americans, though the State Department wouldn't say where they arrived. The news broke as Blinken arrived in Qatar to thank this Gulf nation for offering temporary shelter to Afghans heading onward to the U. S and other countries. Blinken is not planning to meet any Taliban officials who have an office here. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Doha For a third time, the British government has announcing plans to extend a post Brexit grace period on trade between Northern Ireland. And the rest of the UK billow marks has more from London. The UK Brexit minister said authorities would allow businesses to continue sending goods from England, Wales and Scotland to Northern Ireland without any new checks to create what he calls space for more talks with the European Union, an element of the post Brexit trading arrangements signed by Boris Johnson government in late 2020 demanded such checks begin this March, and this marks the latest UK delay to that requirement. Reporter Villa Marks in London Millions of Americans could be facing eviction orders. That's after the Supreme Court struck down a moratorium last month that protected renders from being thrown out of their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. NPR's Chris Arnold reports on a 6 to 3 decision were justices blocked the Biden administrations temporary ban on the moratorium In many states, landlords could file eviction cases. They just couldn't take the final step of actually evicting people, but now they can. Maggie can ear is a legal aid attorney in Atlanta. We are starting to get calls from people who have received notice from the Marshall that the marshals are coming out in a few days to evict them, Kinnear says. Billions of dollars from Congress to pay back rent and prevent evictions has gotten bogged down in bureaucracy in many states, and it's not reaching many people in time. It is to me a tragedy. That there is money available and it's not getting to the people who really need it. And that is both the tenants and the landlords. Chris Arnold. NPR NEWS The U. S. Justice Department says it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in the state of Texas. This after the Supreme Court declined to weigh in on a Texas law, which prohibits abortion in most cases after around six weeks of pregnancy. U. S Attorney General Merrick Garland sang the Justice Department will protect those seeking to obtain to provide reproductive health services. Under federal law, known as the Freedom of Access to Clinic Access Act. U. S. Financial markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday. You're listening to NPR. The UN's top climate envoy is calling on governments to stop what she called deferral and delay tactics in terms of addressing climate change, and to instead embrace rapid and widespread measures aimed at reining in global warming. Tricia Espinosa, saying today no nation is safe from the effects of climate change remarks came to the opening of a new facility in Rotterdam. Many poor countries have said big polluters need to pay some of the costs they face to adjust to climate change. The Jewish New Year begins at sundown at NPR's Daniel Estrin. Reports from Jerusalem. Israel's prime minister is credited in Covid 19 booster shots for keeping the country open for observances. Rose Hassan a is the to day holiday marking the Jewish New Year, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel avoided a lockdown thanks in part to a nationwide booster shot campaign. The Health Ministry says about 28% of Israelis have received a booster and the number of seriously ill patients in hospitals is starting to drop for the holiday. Large synagogue gatherings are permitted only for worshippers who are vaccinated, recovered from the virus or with a recent negative PCR test on unvaccinated Children are being told to stay away unless they test negative. On the eve of the holiday, Israel launched a manhunt for six Palestinian convicts who escaped a maximum security prison through a hole they dug in their prison cell bathroom. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem President, Biden marked the Labor Day holiday by delivering sandwiches the union members in his home state of Delaware, Biden crediting members of the country's labor unions with how big to build the nation's middle class. The president brought sandwiches to local 3 13. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation Commemorating Fred Cooper by supporting programs which highlight the current issues of racism, equality, diversity, sexism and anti Semitism. And Americans for the arts. Side. Nor was a boy living in Afghanistan on.
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"I'm Jack Spear. President Biden is describing the expansion of the child tax credit as a tax cut for the middle class and a much needed boost for low income families. NPR's Asma Khalid reports. His remarks come as the first monthly payments began going out today. The president describes the expansion of the child tax credit is a way to reduce child poverty, the same way Social Security, he says, reduced poverty amongst the elderly, millions of Children and their families. Starting today. Their lives are about to change for the better. And our country will be better off for it as well. This is a really good day, multiple times. In his remarks, the president described this program as a tax cut, clear indication of how the White House is trying to frame it to Republicans in an attempt to make it permanent. These monthly payments only lasts through the end of the year. The White House is pushing for legislation to extend the tax credit boost by increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Asma Khalid. NPR NEWS Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer says he is working to pressure fellow lawmakers to reach an agreement by next week on a pair of massive domestic spending bills. New York Democrat announcing he's scheduling a procedural vote for next Wednesday to begin debate on the still evolving $1 trillion infrastructure measure. Schumer also wants Democratic senators to reach an agreement among themselves by that same day on specific details of a separate 10 Year budget blueprint that calls for a $3.5 trillion spending package for climate change education. Expansion of Medicare. U. S officials are confirming A small number of suspects arrested in the killing of Haiti's president had received US military training. That's NPR's Carrie Kahn. Reports. 18 Colombians are two Haitian Americans are in custody in Haiti accused of participating in the assassination. In this statement, Lieutenant Colonel Ken Hoffman told NPR that a small number of the detained men had participated in past US military training and education programs. They were active members of Colombia's military At the time. Haiti's president was found dead at his home on July 7th. He had been beaten and shot 12 times. His wife was also injured. No motive for the killing has been given. It is not uncommon for foreign forces to receive US military training, especially troops from Colombia, which has received billions of dollars of assistance in its fight against drug traffickers and insurgents. Lieutenant Colonel Hoffman added that US training quote emphasizes and promotes respect for human rights and the rule of law. Carrie Kahn NPR NEWS Mexico CITY The number of people finally, first time jobless claims last week hit its lowest level since the pandemic began last year. Providing further evidence the U. S economy and the labor market rebounding from the pandemic. Labor Department says initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 26,000 last week to 360,000. Mix close on Wall Street. The Dow was up 53 points. The NASDAQ fell 101 points. This is NPR. This is 90.9, WB, you arm. I'm Jack Lepi, ours in Boston more affordable housing productions in the works in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker is announcing $139 million in state and federal funding and tax credits. He says it will create 1300 apartments for low income households statewide. Meantime, Baker's again urging lawmakers to act fast on his proposal to spend nearly a billion dollars in federal relief money to create new housing and help people buy homes. And I really do hope our colleagues in the Legislature can move on this and move aggressively on it. And then we can get to work, making sure that we don't miss this unique opportunity to do some really special things. The banker administration says. If the Legislature approves the billion dollar plan, it could create 6000 new apartments. Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to shell the implementation of a state tax deduction for charitable contributions for at least one more year. Last week, the House and Senate rejected the idea of starting the deduction this year. Next year. Rather supporters. The measure say the state's finances are in good shape and can supported opponents say it would mainly benefit wealthier taxpayers. The Bristol County sheriff's office is deploying what it says is the nation's first canine unit capable of detecting Covid 19..
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"News. I'm Jack Spear. President Biden has signed a new executive order. He says it aimed at increasing competition and pushing back against growing trends of consolidation and big business. NPR's Scott Tetro is more Biden's order is broad. It includes 72 different action items ranging from making hearing AIDS more accessible to increase in competition for Internet access services. The order also takes aim at the rise of non compete agreements, which can bar employees from taking jobs with similar companies. But it argues there being over used and exploited in an effort to keep wages down. Workers should be free to take a better job of someone officer. Your employer wants to keep you Here. He should have to make it worth your while to stay. Biden is ordering the
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"Supply shortage. Later, Israel's parliament deals a setback to the new prime minister, and we'll meet a photographer from Iran who makes his celebrity shots with social commentary after these headlines. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. The highly contagious Delta variant is now the dominant strain in the U. S. That's according to a new estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More from NPR's Rob Stein, the CDC says the delta variant has now taken over in the United States, according to the new estimate, the Delta strain is causing more than half of all new infections. It's even more common than that. In some parts of the country, Delta is causing more than 80% of infections in some Midwestern states like Missouri, Kansas in Iowa. The new estimate comes as health officials in Israel are raising questions about how well the vaccines protect against the Delta variant Rob Stein. NPR news officials overseeing the search efforts at the site of a Florida condo collapse are becoming increasingly pessimistic that anyone else will be found alive. Searchers said today. No signs of life have been detected in the rubble from the building and Surfside, Florida in nearly two weeks today, officials announced the recovery of more remains bringing the confirmed death toll to 36. Miami Dade mayor then yellow Levine Cava said searchers had to pause their efforts for time today due to bad weather. They resumed as soon as it was safe to do so. And we have a meteorologist embedded in the team right with them on the mound to provide any weather updates to make sure that they are safe problems, said today. Families of more than 100 people still listed as missing and unaccounted for.
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"I'm Jack Spear. Two more victims of the Champlain Towers south condo collapse have been identified in three more bodies were covered today, bringing the death toll to 27. As NPR's Liz Baker. Reports search and rescue efforts resumed shortly after the remaining structure was demolished late last night. Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine comma says the demolition was executed exactly as planned, with only dust settling on the existing debris pile. Bringing the building down in a controlled manner was critical. To expanding our scope of search. Truly, we could not continue without bringing this building down. Around one AM local time, Full search and rescue operations resumed on the pile, focusing on the area closest to where the unstable structure loomed for 11 days. That area had not been searched before. The demolition of the unstable structure pose an extreme risk to search and rescue teams. Especially with high winds and rain from tropical storm Elsa on the way. Liz Baker NPR NEWS, The Kremlin says the White House has not contacted in about a worldwide ransomware attack that experts are linking to Russian cybercriminals. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow. President Biden brought up the issue of Russian cyber attacks during a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Last month, President Putin's spokesman told reporters in Moscow. The U. S government had made no requests for information about the latest ransomware attack blamed on Russian criminals. At their June summit, Presidents Putin and Biden agreed to start expert consultations on cybersecurity, The Putin's spokesman said he didn't know when they begin. Experts believe a Russian cyber gang is behind an attack on software provider Cassia. That the same group hacked the world's largest meat processor inmate. Over the weekend, Biden said he directed US intelligence to investigate who was behind the ransomware attack. That it appeared the Russian government itself was not involved. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton must isolate for 10 days after coming in contact with someone last week who has since tested positive for the coronavirus. NPR's Frank Langfitt is more from London. The duchess had planned to spend the day with her husband, Prince William, to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of England's National Health Service, but is instead Quarantining at home at Kensington Palace. The palace is Kate has displayed no symptoms. Her last public event was a visit to Wimbledon on Friday for a tour and to watch a doubles match. NPR's Frank Langfitt Even as more Americans are traveling with rising covid 19 vaccination rates. The major airlines still trying to get back up to speed after the more than year long pandemic that brought travel to a virtual halt, are having a difficult time gearing up again. Airlines, which are showed on staff and the airplanes have struggled to keep up with rising numbers of passengers. Many travelers have experienced, delayed or canceled flights in long lines at crowded airports. Global markets were mixed in a relatively quiet trading session with US markets closed for the Independence Day holiday. You're listening to NPR from W. ABC News in Atlanta. Good afternoon. I'm Jim Burress. It's 504. As tropical Storm Elsa Disrupt Southern Florida Atlanta based Delta Airlines is offering affected passengers travel waiver. Those whose trips include Fort Myers, Key West Sarasota or Tampa tomorrow and Wednesday, can rebook without having to pay for a fair difference. Delta says it will continue to monitor the store man will make tactical changes when necessary. Else's remnants could bring heavy rain the Middle Georgia later in the week, although forecasters do not believe the system will have much influence on metro Atlanta. The first lady Joe Biden is expected to travel to Georgia on Thursday. The White House made the announcement over the holiday weekend. No further details were given about the first lady's visit. Biden will also visit Florida. She traveled to Maine and New Hampshire over the weekend. To celebrate the country's progress against Covid. The key. A plant in West Point, Georgia will be quiet this week is the facility observes its annual summer shutdown for maintenance. It comes just a week, a few weeks after a brief, unexpected closure blamed on a shortage of semiconductor chips. As Emil Moffatt reports Georgia's U. S. Senators are pushing for final passage of a bill that would prevent these types of bottle next in the future. The U. S Innovation and Competition Act means more than $50 billion in incentives for the production of semiconductor chips in the US everything from engines to entertainment systems and other components of cars now relies on them. The bill passed in the Senate but still needs approval in the House, and even then Senator John.
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"NPR's Mandali del Barco report. She was a pioneering figure in Spanish language telenovelas. Delia fiasco was known as the mother of the telenovela. She wrote melodramatic stories filled with passion and scandal for radio and TV soap operas popular throughout Latin America in the 19 seventies and eighties television, So yeah. Her emotional stories allowed her mostly female audiences to dream, she told CNN in Espanol in 2018 Failure was born on the Fourth of July in Havana, where she began writing radio traumas. After fleeing to Miami in 1966, she wrote telenovelas produced in South America. Her stories were translated into many languages, broadcast and even rebooted in countries throughout the world. Mandali del Barco. NPR NEWS The federal judge has stepped in to block a new Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug induced abortions but a disputed treatment for potentially stopping the abortion process. Ruling today, coming just before the so called abortion reversal. Law, dumped by Indiana's Republican dominated legislature was due to take a fact suit found by abortion rights groups argues law would have forced doctors to give dubious medical information to patients. Six states have such requirements in place, with judge blocking judges blocking similar laws and three others. Crude oil futures prices gained more ground today after U. S stockpiles decreased for 1/6. Straight week. Oil up 49 cents a bail to 73 47 a barrel. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include indeed with.
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"From NPR News. I'm Jack Spear as the Group of Seven summit got underway in Cornwall, England. Today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said democracies must learn a lesson from the coronavirus pandemic and not repeat mistakes made over the past 18 months. Johnson, saying there is a risk the pandemic might leave what he called a lasting scar, and he said inequalities may be entrenched. NPR's Frank Langfitt has been covering the summit. I think the big concern is, as we all know, the pandemic only exacerbated inequalities who saw it with obviously people of color in the United States, Also here in the UK frontline workers All the way to the poor countries that are now struggling to get vaccines and so bridge Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He's hosting the G seven, he says there's an opportunity to fix a persistent problem. NPR's Frank Langfitt, world leaders are expected to commit to sharing at least one billion covid 19 vaccine doses with poorer countries and those lacking access the vaccine. A federal judge in Wisconsin has blocked Abided administration program to forgive federal farm loans for people of color Hope Kerwin from Wisconsin Public Radio has more. Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin's Eastern district issued the temporary restraining order Thursday afternoon. The decision halts payments that were set to start this month under a new loan forgiveness program for farmers from socially disadvantaged groups. That includes producers who are black, Native American, Latino or Asian. The program was created under the last Covid 19 stimulus package is a way to address long term racial discrimination within the U. S. Department of Agriculture. But a group of white farmers suing the agency claims the program is unconstitutional A USD A spokesperson said in a statement that the agency would continue to defend the program. For NPR News. I'm hope Kerwin in lacrosse, Wisconsin. Three members of the panel that advises the Food and Drug Administration have now resigned. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports. The action is a response to the FDA s decision to approve a controversial Alzheimer's drug. The FDA approved the drug at your helm last week despite the panel strong recommendation against doing so. Dr Aaron Kessel Heim of Harvard University resigned Thursday, saying the FDA should have given more weight to the recommendation of the 11 member panel. Earlier in the week, panel members from the Mayo Clinic in Washington University in ST Louis also resigned in protest. The FDA usually follows the recommendations of its independent advisory panels and a Jew. Helm is especially controversial because the FDA approved it, despite acknowledging the lack of scientific evidence that it helps patients. Jon Hamilton. NPR NEWS Chicago police officer has been charged with breaching the U. S Capitol in entering a senator's office during the January six insurrection. 29 year old Carol Chiswick was arrested today and faces five misdemeanor counts. Criminal complaint says he broke into the senator's office, along with a mob prosecutors say traveled to Washington to take part in the rally on Wall Street. The Dow was up 13 points. The NASDAQ Rose 49 points today. This is NPR Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Gail DeLaughter. Drivers.
San Jose Shooting: Employee Kills Eight at Train Yard
"Live from NPR News. I'm Jack Spear of Valley Transit Authority Employees shot and killed eight of his coworkers today during a morning attack and a light rail yard in San Jose, California. DD bundle Moody from member station KQED reports The shooter died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. The shooting began at around 6:30 A.m. during a shift change when the overnight and daytime workers were both present. Deputies didn't exchange fire with the gunman and report he took his own life in front of them. Santa Clara County supervisors Cindy Chavez said the public transportation agency was considered an essential service during the pandemic. None were more essential than making sure people could get to their places of work on B J Never stopped. It didn't stop light rail didn't stop bus is it didn't stop helping move people from point A to point B.
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"News. I'm Jack Spear. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has wrapped up what he called a busy and productive day in Jerusalem and Ramallah. He's on a diplomatic mission to try to help the region recover following 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas more from NPR's Michele Kelemen secretary. Blinken says his main focus is to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs and then work with Israelis and Palestinians to break the cycle of violence. I've heard Shared recognition. From all sides that Steps need to be taken work needs to be done. To address the underlying conditions that helped fuel this latest conflict. In Ramallah, he announced more aid to the Palestinians and in Jerusalem. He reaffirmed Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas rocket fire. The U. S doesn't talk to Hamas, but Egypt does and played a key role in negotiating the cease fire. Blinken will travel to Cairo next. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS the State Department Senate Republicans were said to be preparing a $1 trillion infrastructure counter offer to present to the White House by Thursday. Lawmakers looking to revive negotiations over President Biden sweeping investment plan ahead of a memorial day deadline. Republican senators sounded upbeat today after both sides of Pan the latest offers. The White House press secretary Jen Psaki struck a similar note of optimism. We expect quote this week to be a week of progress administration is assessing Next steps is buying considers whether to push past Republican opposition with the Democrats only built Top Republican leaders are condemning Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greens comments equating Cove It mask rules with the Holocaust. NPR's Bob respond explains. It comes amid an uptick in violence against the Jewish community. In apparent response to recent fighting between Israel and Hamas and the Gaza Strip, Congresswoman Taylor Greene has repeatedly compared various Covitz safety measures. To the treatment of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust. House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy condemned her comments, saying her quote intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The Georgia Republican has a history of making racist and anti Semitic remarks in February, there was an uproar over resurfaced content from before her election, where she embraced baseless conspiracy theories. At the time. McCarthy denounced her past comments but stopped short of taking disciplinary action. House Democrats ultimately voted to strip Taylor green of her committee assignments. Barbara SPRINT. NPR NEWS Consumers remain confident this month of the overall consumer confidence index. Little change from April's numbers. Business research group. The Conference board says its consumer confidence index was at 1 17.2 hovering near a 14 month high with optimism over improve labor market and more people getting vaccinated. Stocks lost ground on Wall Street. Today, the Dow dropped 81 points. The NASDAQ was down four points. This is NPR and this is W. N. Y. C time. Rebecca Rivera. Mayor de Blasio says public schools will be able to accommodate all their students in person when they were opened fully without a remote option next fall. But at a council hearing today, the head of the principles union says that's not true if kids have to keep three FT apart. Mark Cannizzaro is president of the Council of School supervisors and administrators. Current social distancing guidelines will not allow for 100% of students to be in schools in most cases. Like the Mayor Khanna Sorrow, says he's hopeful federal social distancing recommendations for schools will change before September. In the meantime, administrators are calling on the education Department to scout extra space. The one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Student activists in New York City are calling for safety agents to be removed from schools. Dari Ellen Fanta is 17 and a member of the Urban Youth Collaborative. He says the city should shift funding from school security. Two more mental health support for students. I want police for your schools and investment in guidance Counselors North is restorative justice program in in the school infrastructure. Invented, testified at the City Council committee hearing on the education budget. The city plans to hire hundreds of additional social workers this year. But students and educators say the total of 4300 isn't enough for 960,000 students. New York City has cleared a state hurdle and can now use software to tabulate votes in the June 22nd primary. That day, Voters across the city will cast ballots in a number of races, including mayor, controller and borough presidents. And for the first time in citywide elections, voters are able to rank up to five candidates. In order of preference. The city's board of elections will use open source software developed by nonpartisan nonprofit group. Now that the software has been approved by the state, the city can avoid hand counting thousands of ballots. It is a beautiful day for a walk. If you.
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"From NPR News. I'm Jack Spear. The vied administration says efforts are underway to prevent potential gas shortages in the wake of a cyberattack on one of the nation's largest pipelines. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports. The colonial pipeline delivers nearly half of the fuel consumed along these coasts. Energy Secretary Jennifer Grand Home says the colonial pipeline is expected to be mostly up and running by the end of the week. But drivers may still feel a crunch because it takes a few days to ramp up operations. In the meantime, Granholm is warning gas station owners about driving up prices at the pump. We expect that gas station owners are are and she Would act responsibly. We will have no tolerance for price gouging. Grand Home also says there's no need to horde gasoline. The White House says it's monitoring supply in parts of the Southeast and that President Biden has directed federal agencies to provide additional resource is Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Congress is weighing whether to require serial numbers for parts used to make homemade firearms and background checks for people buying the parts. It's him Dunk law from member Station W. Y. T F reports Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he's alarmed by the growing number of so called ghost guns being found a crime scenes. Philadelphia police picked up more than 200 of the guns as of April this year, Shapiro says that's up from just under 100 in 2019. His office is also seen convicted felons by firearm parts at gun shows, then assemble them into working guns. Later, though one of the state's leading gun show promoters agreed to stop selling the parts. Shapiro says Congress should regulate them like guns. Reporters him Dunk law, California's new attorney general has formed a racial Justice bureau to address a wide range of issues, including police reform, the wives of white supremacy groups and hate crimes. Amber Station KQED. I was Wolf Lee has more. Attorney General Rob Bonta says he's hiring seven attorneys to lead the new department, which will tackle a rise in hate crimes and address racial justice issues across the state. The bureau's broad mandate includes confronting implicit bias in policing advising law enforcement on identifying and prosecuting hate crimes and to educate community organizations about white supremacist groups. Bonta also plans to convene a meeting of big city mayors as part of a statewide strategy to highlight ongoing local efforts that have been effective in addressing racial injustice. For NPR News. I'm Alice will flee President Biden says about a million Americans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obama care, since the decision was made to offer a special enrollment period for individuals needing coverage during the Corona virus pandemic. Expanded enrollment closes in August Stocks fell broadly today the Dow was down 473 points. This is NPR. This is 90.9. W bur. I'm Josie Glory No. In Boston for the first time since March of 2020. There are no confirmed two deaths reported today in the state from Corona virus. That's according to the Department of Public Health. The number of active cases in the state has dropped by more than 900 to 17,519 acting Boston may are Kim Janey says she's considering speeding up the city's reopening plan, but she isn't laying out a time line for it. Janey says she hopes to increase in person services next month at City Hall, the Boston Public Library and the Boston Centers for Houston Families. She says, confirmed covert 19 cases in the city have dropped nearly 40% in the past two weeks. Ah, former Springfield police officer has been convicted of child sexual assault and witness intimidation. 31 year old Daniel Cintron of Munson was sentenced to 2 to 3 years in state prison. The Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Core is hosting its annual gala tonight for the first time because of the pandemic, President and CEO Michael Ames says. This year has been especially hard for at risk Children and families. Aim says they're trying to raise $300,000 to continue community based programs throughout this pandemic, the cost of providing support and care to the young people that we that we work with that we support that we care for and residential settings. Cost for that have increased significantly. The virtual event will be headlined by Robert Kennedy's grandson, former congressman Joe Kennedy. This is 90.9 w. Bur, where funded.
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"The newscast. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. The White House has a one word message about getting the covert vaccine. Easy. As NPR's Tamara Keith explains. It comes as the supply of vaccine in the U. S. Is now exceeding demand. President Biden has set a new goal of getting first doses into the arms of a least 70% of American adults by July, 4th. If that happens, Dr Anthony Fauci says the U. S could see life returned to something resembling normal. You will see guaranteed the level infection go very low. You could start looking at things that you were restricted from doing that. Gradually, you will see the CDC lifting the restrictions. That would be anything from Indore dining to the workplace to sports arenas to theaters. But Fauci and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky both warned that if there are communities where vaccination rates remain low, the virus could find opportunity and cause outbreaks. Camera. Keith NPR NEWS, The number three Republican in the House, Congresswoman Liz Cheney is doubling down on her condemnation of former President Donald Trump over his efforts to undermine the 2020 election. NPR's Barbara Sprint says that this comes as pressure mounts among top Republicans removed Cheney from her leadership posts. In an op ed published in The Washington Post. Cheney urges Republicans to quote stand for genuinely conservative principles and steer away from the dangerous and anti Democratic trump cult of personality. Comments come the same day Trump and the number two House Republicans Steve Scalise endorsed New York congresswoman Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney as House Republican conference chair. Cheney is expected to face a vote that will determine whether she remains part of the House GOP leadership, But she and says she won't back down in the face of criticism, arguing Trump's continued statements about the integrity of the 2020 election. To do long term damage to the country. Barbara Sprint. NPR News Police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing two Asian women in San Francisco Tuesday. Remember station KQED in San Francisco, Keith Mizuguchi has more The two women ages. 65 85 were waiting for a bus when the attack occurred. A local supervisor says Both were taken to the hospital but are out of surgery and in stable condition. Police have not said if the woman were targeted, or whether the stabbings may have been a hate crime. This comes as there's been an increase in attacks on members of the Asian community in the Bay Area in recent months. Since the start of the pandemic and through the end of 2020 the stop a P I hate reporting center found more than 700 incidents of anti Asian hate in the Bay Area. For NPR News. I'm Keith Mizuguchi in San Francisco. A rebound in tech sector companies. Hell give Wall Street a slight boost. Today. The Dow is up 97 points. The NASDAQ still fell 51 points, though you're listening to NPR. Live from news 88 7 in Houston on gate water. Houstonians will soon see digital ads popping up on sidewalks. Generalize tells us the city is setting up the kiosk is a new revenue stream. But not everyone is happy about it. A divided City Council approved the plan to install 75 digital kiosks fell display ads and way finding information kind of like a big smartphone screen. Mayor Sylvester Turner argued They'll provide much needed revenue and there are helpful innovation popping up in many cities. It works very well for people who are visiting on the city conventioneers. People are coming to these conferences and looking for places to go. But Heather House didn't was seen accused in opposes the plan, she says the group has been advocating for ad free streets and roads for 40 years. We don't support digital advertising and public space and We never have, And that's just something that we can't get behind. After a long debate council voted 10 to 7 for the plan. The mayor's office will have final say over where the kiosks are located. I'm generous. And Houston Houston congressman Al Green is demanding answers about the shooting of a black man by a harvest county sheriff's deputy As shooting happened back in October and Missouri City Undercover deputy shot Joshua Johnson after he allegedly approached an unmarked car with a BB gun. Green appeared today with Johnson's family question, questioning why a grand jury refused to indict the deputy. They lost their.
4 victims of California office shooting identified, as suspect charged with murder
"Sir Chang and I'm Audie Cornish. This hour. We'll look at how faith communities approach pandemic lockdown differently. One day, we're gonna look back. And this is just gonna be a story that we tell what kind of story do you want to tell? Also one of President Biden's campaign promises was to overhaul the criminal justice system, and advocates say they are waiting for some real action now. Absolutely anxious form or change to come from this administration on criminal justice reform and how the Biden administration hopes to reverse systemic racism that's been baked into America's infrastructure. Now the news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Veteran Capitol police officer is dead and an unidentified suspect was also killed after police say the individual rammed his car into the officers, then into a barricade outside the U. S capital today. We say the suspect was shot and killed after emerging from the vehicle, brandishing a knife and moving towards police. It all happened here. The Russell Senate office building just after one p.m. today still not clear what was behind the incident, though it comes on the heels of the January six attack on U. S Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump that also claimed the life of the Capitol police officer. U. S Capitol police officer who died today has been identified as William Billy Evans, an 18 year veteran of the force. A second Capitol police officer was injured. Have the Minneapolis Police Department homicide division testified today. Kneeling on the neck of a suspect who was handcuffed amounts to top tier deadly force and it should have stopped. Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman, a long time officer on the force testified today and travel Derrick Show Vin the actions by the former officers saying they were totally unnecessary putting your neon and neck For that amount of pot that amount of time. Is just Uncalled for. I saw no reason why The officers felt they were in danger if that's what they felt showing faces, murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd last year, prosecutors say corrected police video shows Trovan, who was white, kneeling on the black man's neck for more than nine minutes. Man has been charged with the murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday attacking a Southern California office building that left four people dead, including a nine year old boy. The Orange County district attorney's office is 44 year old Harmony, a dob galaxy. Gonzalez was charged with the attempted murder of two police officers after shooting at them when they reached the scene. Police say Gaxiola knew the adult victims. It's not clear what the motive was behind the attack. President Biden says the latest jobs report shows the U. S economy bouncing back, But he said the country still has a long way to go towards recovering from the pandemic. NPR's Asia, Roscoe reports employers added 916,000 jobs in March. That was the biggest game in jobs since last August. President Biden says the economy is doing better because of rapid growth of covert 19 vaccinations and government aid. He warned. That is too soon. For Americans to return to life is normal. So I ask I plead with you. Don't give back the progress. We've also fought so hard to achieve. Need to finish this job. Every American to buckle down and keep their guard up. This home stretch bite and also pushed for Congress to take up his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. But some Republicans have opposed the proposal, which would raise taxes on corporations. Aisha Roscoe NPR news U. S. Financial Markets are closed today for good Friday. This is NPR from W. H E News in Atlanta. Good afternoon. I'm Jim Burress. Right now we have clear skies 55 degrees. It's 504 Major League Baseball says this July's All Star game will not take place in the Atlanta area following the signing of a bill that makes sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws. Meal. Moffett reports. Baseball was set to hold its Midsummer Classic and truest Park on July 13th, but Friday announced it would be relocating the game. A Republican backed bill signed into law March 25th has received substantial pushback from voting rights groups and corporations. Measure overhauls many of the state's election laws, including restricting the use of absentee ballot, Dropbox is adding I d requirements for vote by mail and giving lawmakers more control over the state's election board. In a statement, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said moving the game was the best way to show the MLB supports voting rights and fair access to the ballot box. Mio Moffett W. ABC News The Cobb County says it's rental assistance program was the target of a cyber attack. Stephanie Stokes has more The county's program offered $21 million to help tenants who are behind on rent demand was so strong earlier this year that the cab closed applications after little more than a week. Now, the county says it's email for receiving those applications may have been compromised. I found out within five minutes and disabled the email. The county says it also disconnected the affected server. It's unclear how much information was compromised. An investigation is underway. The cab was one of several counties around Georgia who received federal rental assistance funding.
Biden directs states to make all adults eligible for vaccine by May 1
"Jack Spear. In his first primetime address since entering the White House. President Biden tonight said he will direct states to make all adults eligible to receive the Corona virus vaccine by the beginning of May. NPR's Asian Roscoe reports by now also said the country maybe on a path to resuming normal activity. By July, Biden says the White House will launch a new website by major help Americans find vaccines near them. By the stress that getting more people vaccinated is the key to being able to ease social distancing restrictions the summer we do this together. By July, the fourth. There's a good chance you Your families and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout on the barbecue and celebrate Independence Day but by then also warned Americans against getting complacent about the virus. He said People would still need to listen to health officials and where
9 Oath Keepers indicted for conspiracy in Washington DC Capitol riot
"News. I'm Jack Spear. The Justice Department says six more people affiliated with the right wing Oath Keepers paramilitary group have been indicted in connection with Capitol insurrection. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports They joined three members of the group already facing federal charges. The six new defendants, who come from Florida, North Carolina and Ohio are all in federal custody. They and the three previously indicted oath keepers face a range of charges, the most serious of which is conspiracy. Prosecutors say that several of the defendant's dressed in paramilitary gear and participated in a military style stack formation. Push up the Capitol steps and storm the building on January 6th. Indictment alleges that some of the defendants coordinated ahead of the event discussing what to bring their travel plans and where to stay in the Washington area. Prosecutors have brought some 200
Boil water notice issued for City of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth
"Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. Power outages and high demand are stressing hundreds of local water systems in Texas, Bret Jaspers of member station K E R. A reports Millions of taxes are now under boil. Water orders. Water systems are experiencing dropping water pressure due to power outages that pumps water main breaks and bursting pipes in homes. Once the pressure drops below a certain level, the state requires a boil. Notice. Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Arlington are some of the biggest cities to issue notices. Some people can't boil water because they don't have power. Lewin Campbell is a spokesperson for the East Texas City of Tyler. You know, the only thing that we can tell them is to be good neighbors. If if you have water and somebody else's power share those resource is, forecasters say below freezing
Storm, power outages impact vaccine distribution
"From NPR news. I'm Jack Spear about 1.7 million vaccine shots or big administered every day in the U. S. As NPR's Allison Aubrey explains, there may be a temporary reductions in some areas due to weather and power outages as winter storms have disrupted vaccinations in several states, including Missouri and Texas. Biden administration officials say governors may extend hours when sites reopened to keep vaccinations on track with more than 55 million doses administered. Dr Anthony Fauci says the vaccines will not only protect the people who received the shots but also help slow the spread over all when your turn to get vaccinated comes up. Get vaccinated. It's not only good for you, it will have a very important impact on the dynamics of the outbreak found, she says. It's also
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"NPR news. I'm Jack Spear, Lead House Impeachment manager, Democrat Jamie Raskin grew emotional as he concluded the first round of arguments and former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. He reflected on the damage done when a mob stormed the U. S. Capitol. Have sort of a heart attack. Officer lost three fingers that day. Two officers have taken their own lives. Senators. This cannot Be our future. Trump's defense lawyer, Bruce Castor, meanwhile, condemned the loss of life that day, but defended the rights of free political speech. I don't believe that the former president expects anybody. Walked back any of the language. If that's how they feel about the way things transpired over the last couple of years in this country, they should be allowed to say that and I will go to court and defend them if anything happens to them. As a result, the Senate voted the trial is constitutional testimony will continue this week. At NPR analysis of the more than 200 Capital Ride cases the Justice Department has brought thus far has turned up current and former military officers, extremists and hard core Trump supporters. One thing they had in common. They were all men. Dina Temple Raston of NPR's investigations team has more While the group is large is the one that storm the capital defies generalization and NPR analysis of the records collected on the more than 200 people charged so far has found some common threats. For example, more than 86% of the people who were charged. Are men, almost 15% or either current or former military and about 17% haven't avowed connection to an extremist group. Michael Kimmel wrote a book about what drives angry white men to violence. They grew up believing that if they worked hard paid their taxes were good guys that they would be able to live the lives that their grandfathers lived. Kimmel says that when that doesn't happen, a kind of aggrieved entitlement takes hold and that can lead to violence. Dina TEMPLE Reston. NPR News President Joe Biden's choice to head the Office of Management and Budget says while the U. S needs to keep a close eye on inflationary pressures, the Federal Reserve has the tools to deal with inflation and interest rates. You're a Tandon. President binds choice to be budget director asked by lawmakers about concerns proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure might touch off inflation and then saying the aid package is vital, providing help for families suffering as a result of the pandemic. U. S employers reined in their hiring in December, especially industries hard hit by the Corona virus pandemic like restaurants and hotels. Labor Department reporting today its monthly job openings and labor turnover survey otherwise known his jolts. Showed the number of jobs rose, but just slightly mixed close on Wall Street. The Dow was down nine points. The NASDAQ closed up 20 points today. You're listening to NPR. And on a Tuesday, February 9th is his KCRW. I'm Larry Perella. Very good afternoon to you. Here's the tapping at 704 Has Donald Trump Second impeachment trial moves ahead in the U. S. Senate, A large majority of Californians would like to see the former president, convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. But a new poll shows the California Republicans are largely sticking with Trump despite the deadly right at the U. S. Capitol more now from KCRW's Gerald Saxman, fewer than 20% of California Republicans say the former president is to blame for the insurrection at the Capitol. And this new poll from the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies says two thirds of state Republicans would support Trump if he decided to run for another term. But California, where Democrats far outnumber Republicans is generally sour on Trump Two thirds of state voters see Trump has a major factor in last month's violence. In Washington, D C. Voters also cited social media, political polarization and disinformation about the presidential election as factors in the insurrection. More than 90% of state. Democrats say Trump should be convicted in the Senate and disqualified from holding public office and this KCRW's Gerald SATs been reporting. If you want students back in class, stay home this holiday weekend. That's what public health officials are saying that the upcoming Lunar New Year Valentine's Day in President's Day celebrations could set the county back in the fight against covert 19. County public health director Barbara Ferrer said today We are just weeks away from reducing transmission to a level where elementary schools will be able to offer in class instruction comes as Ellie's winter viral surge claims the lives of another 227 Angelenos today and his case numbers and hospitalizations have dipped below 4000. Parents and coaches are ramping up pressure on California leaders to loosen restrictions on youth sports, Citing concerns over physical and mental health. Some parents also worry they're teenagers could be losing out on scholarship opportunities. Team sports have been suspended since the onset of the pandemic and at least one unsanctioned basketball tournament near Sacramento late last year led to more than 90 confirmed coronavirus cases. Governor Newsome says it's something his office has been reevaluating. We've been negotiating the details of that. Real progress is being made. But the governor says youth sports is part of a larger conversation on reopening schools. He plans to release a deal with state lawmakers on schools later this week. Former California Democratic governor Gray Davis, who was recalled in 2003 and replaced by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says Don't compare what happened to him with the current effort to oust Governor Newsome. It is totally different, too quick reasons. First of all, President Bush was not for me. President Biden is totally behind Gavin and was instrumental in getting us to Super sites Open Oakland and Cal State Elaine. I assume there's more to come He's referring to the mass covert 19 vaccination sites announced last week. Davis says the recall effort is also different in that the number of California voters identifying as Republican have dropped to just 26% today. And Capt. Radios. Politics reporter Nicole Nixon says Newsome is still popular among Democratic voters..
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"I'm Jack Spear following Senate approval Friday of a measure that would lead Democrats pushed through President Biden's $1.9 trillion corner virus relief package without Republican support. Words are continuing to get the bill written. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, saying the number of actions are underway aimed it details how the broad relief package would be targeted. Now our Senate committees have instructions to begin crafting legislation to rescue our country from covert 19. Speed vaccination distribution provide a lifeline to small businesses help schools reopen safely. Democrats were using a budget process known as reconciliation to move forward with a simple majority in the Senate. MOVED expedite approval of the coronavirus relief package comes as lawmakers prepare for the second impeachment trial of now former President Trump which begins tomorrow. Drive to vaccinate Americans against the Corona virus is picking up speed, though it still has a ways to go. One positive sign, according to Senate disease Control and Prevention is recorded cases are coming down, falling at a faster clip than in previous days. With more than four million vaccinations being reported over the weekend. There's progress being made, or they're also worries about whether Super Bowl celebrations this past weekend could feel another bump up in cases. Urban school districts around the nation. Debating when and how to restart in person is coded numbers continue to improve. Today. The schools and national denounced special program to vaccinate teachers in the next few weeks. Blake Farmer of member Station W. PLN has more Vaccinations have been a key sticking point between teachers and school administrators, whether in Chicago or Philadelphia in Nashville. One day before elementary students were to return in person. District officials announced a plan to vaccinate every public and private school teacher this month. In order to get it done. The district is receiving a special allotment from the state of Tennessee, where the governor has criticized district's for not trying harder to hold in person classes. In recent weeks, many schoolteachers in Tennessee have been taking road trips to rural counties that had excess vaccine and it already moved ahead to educators. NPR NEWS. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. Even as Americans question in a new survey say they believe representative government is a bedrock principle of the nation. The broad majority do not believe democracy is thriving in the U. S. It's according to a new poll from The Associated Press Norc Center for Public Affairs Research, nearly half of Americans surveyed, 45% said they think democracy is not functioning properly. One of the 38% said. It's working somewhat well, just, 16% said. They think democracy is working well or very well. Those findings are broadly consistent with how Americans raided democracy before the election. Stocks continue their upward momentum from last week, the Dow was up 237 points today to close at 31 3 85, the NASDAQ 131 points the S and P was up 28 points today. This is NPR. And at 704 on Monday, February 8 This is KCRW. I'm Larry Perella. At least 4.7 million people in California have been vaccinated for covert 19. But Governor Newsome admits the state's rollout has not been equitable governor says that state this week will release data that shows which groups have been getting left behind. What we will put out likely will not truly be representative where we're going because First cohorts that have gotten these vaccines have been cohorts that are not truly representative of the diversity of the state For months, Advocates of for farm workers, people with disabilities and hard to reach communities have said. States vaccination plan has left people in the lurch. Newsome says The state has more work to do to address vaccine inequities and that his administration needs to bring doses to where people are. You also announced the state will soon open Ah, mass vaccination site in the Central Valley. Schools in the U. S. Would get more resource is to help students with disabilities under a bill, co authored by Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff. This new legislation would provide $11 billion for state grants under the end of under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Also Dole out billions of dollars to early childhood education and technology programs. More than a year after Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Juliana, and seven others died in a helicopter crash. We're finally about to get some more answers about the cause of that tragedy. KCRW. Sterile SATs been reports. Federal safety officials are expected to release the results of their long running investigation tomorrow. In addition to releasing its report on the cause of the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to make non binding recommendations to prevent future crashes. There's been plenty of finger pointing over what caused the helicopter to crash into a foggy hillside in Calabasas last January. Bryants widow Vanessa blamed the pilot. She and families of other victims also faulted the companies that owned and operated the helicopter. The helicopter companies, meanwhile, blamed the weather and air traffic controllers. The National Transportation Safety Board has said Previously there was no sign of mechanical failure. Now it's expected to pinpoint the precise cause of the crash, or at least it's probable cause. And the agency often spends a year or more investigating before it reaches its final conclusions about the cause of deadly incidents like this. California is ranked as the top state in the country for enabling the use of electric vehicles. In addition to setting deadlines for electrifying everything from bus is too big rigs, two cars. There are targets as well, like getting five million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2030. The scorecard from the American Council for an energy energy efficient economy gave the state a 91 out of 100. Shruti Vaidi. Jonathan is with the group. The next highest state was New York and only scored 63.5, which I think really indicates that California is much further ahead. Report shows that the state needs to further invest in programs that make electric vehicles.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Loses House Committee Assignments
"News. I'm Jack Spear. The House has voted to remove Republican Congress woman, Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, MPR's Windsor Johnson reports. The bipartisan rebuke comes just hours after Green try to recant a series of controversial comments she made before she took office. 11, Republicans joined Democrats in voting to remove green from the House education and Budget committees. The move comes after the chamber's top Republican, refused to take disciplinary action against her. Just before the vote. Green tried to distance herself from her past comments that suggested school shootings were staged and from her endorsement of conspiracy theories, But she did not
McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February
"Jack Spear. The impeachment trial of former President Trump remains in limbo. A Senate leaders work out the details of a power sharing agreement in the evenly split chamber. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to commit to a timeline for sending the case to the Senate. Speaker Pelosi once again condemned the former president for his role in instigating a mob of supporters to violently attack. The capital building policy says it's the duty of Congress to follow through with the impeachment process. Even though Trump is no longer in office. That's a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the Congress of the United States. That's our responsibility. And just because he's now gone. Thank God you don't say to a president do whatever you want. In the last months of your administration, you're gonna get a jet out of jail card free. Pelosi also warned of consequences for any House member found to be complicity in the attack. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington President Biden as part of his effort hit
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"Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. President elect Joe Biden says he is comfortably moving forward with an outdoor inaugural ceremony January 20th even as more threats of extremist violence emerge. NPR's confidential reports by an address the matter today after getting his second shot of the Corona virus vaccine. Biden says he's not afraid of attacks during his inauguration, though he's been briefed on security concerns. Last week, lawmakers in charge of the inaugural committee said the ceremony will go forward as scheduled on the capital's West front as a show of resilience. Item has been careful not to actively urge on a second impeachment effort, saying that's up to lawmakers in Congress by the did say he is in discussions with lawmakers about whether a possible Senate impeachment trial In the early days of the Biden administration could be organized so that the Senate could also hold votes on his Cabinet picks and past the additional economic stimulus that Biden says is his top immediate priority. Scott Tetro. NPR NEWS Washington New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today delivered his annual state of the State address the New York governor, putting forth a seven part plan into tackling the economic, health and societal effects of the Corona virus pandemic. Includes, among other things, ramping up vaccinations and distribution systems. Cuomo comparing it perhaps one of the greatest US mobilization efforts of all time. It will be the greatest test for government since we mobilized to fight World War two. It will be the greatest opportunity for advancement since post World War two promises further Complicating the problem, the state of New York faces a roughly $15 billion budget shortfall. Health care centers around the country are struggling is covert 19 cases from holiday gatherings, turning the hospitalizations Texas Public Radio's Dominic Anthony Walsh reports situation in Texas is especially dire. Justin Fairless is an emergency room doctor in North Texas. He says area hospitals have had to get creative to find space, even holding some patients in hallways. But cases continue to surge and I'll have five or 10 patients come in at a time. Many of them part of the same family that.
Biden Says Rioters Who Stormed Capitol Were Domestic Terrorists
"From NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. President elect Joe Biden says the blame for the violence that engulfed the U. S Capitol yesterday belongs with President Trump. NPR's Juana Summers. Reports, Biden says the people involved are domestic terrorists. President elect Biden says that the people involved with the violent breach of the U. S Capital on Wednesday are a riotous mob and insurrectionists, he says. President Trump tried to use that mob to silence the voices of millions of people who voted in November. The past four years. We've had a president He's made his contempt for our democracy. Constitution. The rule of law Clear Everything he has done. Biden also says he believes that if the extremists responsible for Wednesday's actions had been a group of black people, they would have been treated very differently. A reality that Biden says is unacceptable. Juana Summers NPR news
No officers charged directly for the killing of Breonna Taylor
"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher says the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Bronek Taylor will not derail reforms being considered for that city's police department. One officer was charged with wanton endangerment for shooting into a neighbor's apartment while serving a warrant on Taylor's home owner Klibanoff with member station W F P L has more. Fisher acknowledges that today's announcement was not what many were hoping to hear, but says the case is far from over. There's an ongoing federal probe and a police department review to see if internal policies were violated. But it's clear that their policies and procedures that must be changed. Because Briana Taylor's still should be alive. Louisville has agreed to several policing reforms as part of a $12 million settlement with Taylor's family protesters have demanded the mayor fire the two officers who were not charged in the case. Fisher said decisions about those officers would have to wait until the internal investigation was complete for NPR news. I'm Eleanor
House Passes Stopgap Funding Measure to Keep Government Open
"Jack Spear a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through December. 11th passed the house late this evening. The legislation must still be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump, where the government would face another shutdown threat in eight days more from NPR, Susan Davis The legislation will keep the government funded through December 11th. It passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, but only after a partisan dust up over farm and nutrition eight. The initial bill lacked more than 20 billion, requested by the Trump Administration for the Commodity Credit Corporation, which provides aid to American Farmer's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of using it as a political slush fund. But there was pushback from House Democrats in farm states who advocated for including the funds. That position ultimately prevailed. The bill also expands nutrition assistance for school Children to continue to receive meals while learning remotely. Susan Davis. NPR NEWS Washington Even
Kamala Harris Slams Trump’s Leadership Ahead of the RNC’s Final Night
"From NPR News. I'm Jack Spear, Democratic Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris held a news conference today ahead of tonight's final night of the Republican National Convention. Aris offered her support for peaceful protesters, speaking out not only against the police shooting of Jacob Blake this past weekend in Wisconsin, but also other police shootings involving black citizens. And after the murders of Briana and George and Armand and so many others. It's no wonder people are taken to the streets. And I support them. We must always defend peaceful protest and peaceful protesters. Harris, a former prosecutor also condemned recent violence and looting and acts of arson carried out by some. She condemn those she called vigilantes who would derail the path to justice. It's also called out President
Young children pose a dilemma for airlines with mask rules
"Airlines have been enforcing rules about customers wearing masks on board planes. The question of how to deal with young Children somewhat trickier. JetBlue removed a mother nor six Children. Go fight this week when the two year old child would not keep a mask on in. A few days later, there was a similar outcome for a mother and her autistic son on another plane. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news.
Fauci urges political leaders to be forceful in requiring face coverings
"News. I'm Jack Spear the advice from public health officials on how to best battle the Corona virus pandemic, where a mask that message coming from, among others, the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci. I could say is a public health official that I would urge the leaders, the local, political and other leaders in states and cities and towns to be as forceful as possible. In getting your citizen tree tow wear masks. Masks are important. His latest call coming as covert 19 hospitalizations and deaths are rising in Florida and Texas, two states that opened early in some cases without social distancing or mask wearing requirements in place to date, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus tracking site. More than 3.5 1,000,000 Americans have tested positive for the virus. Nearly