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"There were eleven Ukrainians nine crew and two passengers on board the doomed flights and there was solemn scenes broadcast live on national television as the coffins were one by one draped in a Ukrainian flag and carried from an aircraft to one of eleven waiting heresies that we run has admitted shooting down the plane Ukraine is still pushing hard for those responsible to be punished and for compensation to be paid the BBC's Jonah Fisher hundreds of migrants from Central America continue to arrive at the Mexico Guatemala border James Frederick reports they're testing Mexico's resolved to contain migrant flows to the US as the trump administration demands the Guatemalan government says more than four thousand migrants most coming from Honduras and El Salvador and traveling in groups of a few hundred had entered the country on their way north in recent days on Saturday night hundreds of migrants continue to arrive at a makeshift camp and taken a month a Guatemalan town that borders Mexico they'll face the same choice other migrants made Saturday except Mexico's offered to apply for work permits are asylum or risk being deported many migrants are accepting this deal while others insist their destination is still the United States but the Mexican government has repeatedly said that no migrant caravan will enter or March through the country for NPR news I'm James Frederick in C. ready Dogo Mexico this is NPR news and this is WNYC in New York I'm David first hundreds of people braved chili snowy weather in New York City yesterday as part of the women's March rallies nationwide the fourth annual marches focused on issues including climate change reproductive rights pay equity immigration reform and LGBT Q. rights Melissa designers lives on the Upper West Side she said she was also pro testing how the president abuses the power of his.
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"Overcrowded detention facilities in Texas for weeks seventy asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico while their cases were being processed returning to their home countries voluntarily is James Frederick reports from Mexico City it's unclear whether those applicants will be able to continue their asylum claims nearly seventeen thousand asylum seekers who entered the U. S. through the southern border have been sent back into Mexico to wait out their cases under a program called remain in Mexico this program is expanding rapidly since US and Mexican officials agreed on new migration enforcement to avoid terrorist threatened by president trump asylum seekers said they have few resources in Mexico and several have been victims of violent crime in addition to this group of seventy choosing to return to Guatemala El Salvador and Honduras Mexican officials said similar voluntary returns will be happening soon from other border cities remain in Mexico plan is currently being challenged in US federal court for NPR news I'm James Frederick in Mexico City more than two hundred US companies including Amazon and Google are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether the Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender people from discrimination in the workplace in a friend of the court brief the companies argue that bias against LGBT Q. individuals is a form of unlawful sex discrimination they say that the ruling otherwise would harm businesses and workers the Supreme Court will hear arguments into workplace discrimination cases next term in France.
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"Inskeep. And I'm no L king. Good morning who are the asylum-seekers crossing from Mexico into the US. You probably think it's people from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and that is right? But for years migrants from Africa have also come through Mexico to seek asylum in the United States. Now they're coming in unprecedented numbers, and US cities are getting ready. Colleen bridge is a city official in San Antonio. We are expecting more migrants from central Africa. So we're keeping our French speakers on standby in case we need them where rallying once again, to try to get some more funds to be able to buy tickets. When folks get here and don't have a way to get their ticket to their final destination NPR's, Carrie Kahn, is on the line from Mexico City carry. This is really extraordinarily if you just picture, a globe, what is the journey like from central Africa, all the way to Central America? It's, it's incredible. And for so many, it's just heroin many come by boat. They'll come in flights into South America. They come into boats into Brazil flights to Ecuador and then they just start that trek northward through Colombian into Panama. And that's the just a treacherous stretch that stretched between Colombian Panama. It is a hundred plus mile stretch known as the Darien gap, and there are no roads. It is a mesh of mountains jungles and swamps that are now rampant with drug traffickers smugglers, and just bands of robbers. And you talk to migrants who walk that hundred miles and they tell you chilling horrific stories of robberies rapes, and people just dropping dead. From the physical strain of the trip, and I've been on the Panama side of the border when people are coming out of the gap and their legs, and their feet are swollen. They're bitten their bloody and they're just stressed exhausted and traumatized. And then you're just in Panama, you still have the huge swath of journey in front of you through the rest of Central American into Mexico and navigating that situation in Mexico with its own bands of smugglers, organized crime, gangs, and crept authorities how is Mexico handling these people, clearly, they're struggling with the influx of not only the central Americans but the Africans and Cubans and Haitians that the Africans are tough because of the language many Comference English speaking regions of Africa, but many speak Portuguese. And there's a lot of racism here in Mexico and just Mexico doesn't have the resources to deal with all these migrants in the last year. If you look at figures on government websites there were just two. Nations of Africans from Mexico. Mexico can't afford to be sending Africans back on planes and the figures that I could get some Mexican officials. So the big increase in just the first four months of this year. There were two thousand Africans detained but it's unclear where where they're being released to where they going in immigration officials didn't respond to my questions yesterday. So the numbers of Africans coming through Mexico. It's still just a fraction of the central Americans detained and deported. But it's it's a large increase. I know that you and our other colleagues have talked to some of the African migrants. What are they telling you about why they're making this journey, and of the giving you hints as to why more of them are coming? It's political, strife violence, poverty same issues that we're hearing a lot going from northern Africa into Europe. Maybe the migration crackdown in north Africa's changed some of the smuggling routes is unclear there's hundreds of Africans in the border city of tapa Chula in our colleague, James Frederick, spoke to one, he's twenty four year old man from Cameroon. Fortuna amaury. He had to say, I'm so free a local of my life, but I'm looking of my life, I need to. He's a bit hard to hear because he's in this immigration facility jammed pack but he says he suffering so much. But he's confident God will help him get to the US and apply. For asylum NPR's, Carrie Kahn in Mexico City carry, thanks so much. You're welcome. This is NPR news.
Mexico, US And Trump discussed on NPR's World Story of the Day
"Mexico has forty five days to show, the Trump administration. It can stop thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from reaching the US border. Mexican authorities say they are deploying the new national guard as well as helicopters to crack down on a legal border crossings, but Mexican migration agents say they are overworked and understaffed from top Chula near the Guatemala border James Frederick reports in downtown Tampa Chula, the office of Mexico's refugee agency is mostly for filing paperwork. In interviewing people fleeing persecution in recent days. It's different the streets around the office have turned into a makeshift refugee camp. A line of asylum seekers stretches around two blocks. I meet Rosati Elliott Alassio from El Salvador here. She sitting on a sheet of cardboard, she's been sleeping on the fifty. I. Fail. Mcdowell Lethem Barrowman suffering. She says I've been on the street for a month. We were sleeping in the park, but migration came and started arresting people, so Rossana and other family, including three young children or sleeping outside the refugee office, while they wait the agency is overwhelmed. Nationally, it has just forty eight staff members but expects the received sixty thousand asylum claims this year and the new government cut its budget to just one point two million dollars agencies lowest in seven years Sullivan, LA crews from the Freimuth. Yes. Human rights center here said over Skype that a few NGOs, and churches are the only source of support for people like Palacios unbelievable. You don't see the article those, he says the Mexican government on all levels completely lacks humanitarian resources and ignores their responsibility to these people since striking a deal with US authorities last week, president under baseman where Lopez over or has referred to the bible is his guide to treating migrants game. I looked on gay, he said in a press conference Wednesday he mistreats the foreigner, the migrant, especially when they do it out of necessity is not acting with humanity but stopping migrants is the key to satisfying President Trump's demands and Mexico's migration agency already look stretched them here on the southern border. At a migration checkpoint on a highway just north of Tapachula one agent told me he's overworked. Wasn't authorized to speak on the record, but he told me his job is desk based, but for the last seven months, he's been on the road traveling constantly as a field agent, both on Mexico's northern and southern borders. Mexico's migration agency did not respond to questions or multiple interview requests from NPR at the local immigrant detention center. It's a similarly hectic scene like at the refugee agency. Here in a in a forty three year old mother of five from El Salvador. She's had a harrowing journey since fleeing an abusive husband two years ago, including one deportation for the US and another for Mexico now. Or eighteen year old son who fled gang violence last year has been locked up here after being stopped at a checkpoint, and she's worried. He'll be deported. Up a mile Jeffey, as she says she's been to the human rights office, the refugee office and UN refugee agency, but no one's been able to help get her son out the detention center has a capacity for nine hundred people, but often holds more than double that Mendosa other son twenty year old Hort. Hey was also locked up here. Once and says, conditions inside or horrible. The only Bill. He says, they punish people inside. It's really nasty and dirty where they keep us. And there's a tiny solitary confinement, room, that kept me there, three days in total darkness salvage crews from the human rights group has access to this detention center and says, problems run even deeper. The, the they got on what he says migrants. Don't have rights in there. They have no access to information, or legal representation without some major changes and fast many say, Mexico's president won't be able to fulfil his promises to Trump or to migrants
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on chase Stevens. A former Watergate star witnesses, he sees similarities between that scandal and the findings of the Russia investigation, John dean was the White House counsel who helped bring down the Nixon presidency. He told a House Judiciary committee hearing that there are parallels between the two scandals with respect to the USA, pardons and allegations of obstruction. Here's what President Trump has to say about John dean. For many years. So I've been watching him on one of the networks, that is not exactly Trump oriented, and I guess they paid them a lot of money over the years. John's been a loser for a long time. Trump told reporters that unlike Nixon, he doesn't leave the House Judiciary committee today begins its investigation into the market dominance of silicon valley's biggest names lawmakers will start by looking at the impact at tech giant's platforms have on news, content the media, and the spread of misinformation. The panels probe is the first such review by congress. The human smuggling case against two migrant activists begins late this morning in Mexico as James Frederick reports from top of Chula supporters of the defendants, call, the case and attack on human humanitarian workers is a well-known Mexican American migrant activist who leads Pueblo scene from the group best known for supporting recent migrant caravans. The trenches is an activist and academic who documents abuse of migrants, Mexican authorities are accusing the two of soliciting money for migrants, the smuggle them into Mexico towards the United States. But their lawyer denies these claims and says they have evidence, proving they were not where authorities say they were when the alleged crimes happened colleagues of the two were also questioning the timing of the arrests which happened last week while US Mexican authorities were negotiating a new migration enforcement deal. The preliminary trials take place today for NPR news. I'm James Frederick and tapa Chula Mexico, a former gynecologists at UCLA medical center is charged with sexually abusing patients as NPR's on Jaffe reports the charges come ons after a student health kind of colleges at USC faced similar allegations. According to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Dr James heaps has been charged with sexual battery by fraud and sexual exploitation in incidents that allegedly occurred in two thousand seventeen and twenty eighteen the charges stem. From complaints by two patients, according to a statement from UCLA the allegations of misconduct relaunched against heaps last year. The university investigated his conduct removed him from clinical practice, informed him that is employment was being terminated after which he announced he was retiring. UCLA also reported him to the medical board of California and law enforcement, the university is now reviewing how it responds to sexual misconduct in clinical settings. I know Jaffe, NPR news. You're listening to NPR news. Missouri's attorney general has released a report showing the black drivers are ninety one percent. More likely overall than white motorists in the state to be pulled over by police often in areas where they live, Missouri sheriff says that law enforcement has no tolerance for racial bias in policing Mondays report comes nearly two years after the end of lease EP issued a warning for blacks to exercise extreme caution while traveling Missouri citing St. statistics. Conspiracy theory website info wars as agreed to settle a copyright lawsuit from cartoonist, Matt fury over their use of a cartoon frog Pepe as NPR's. Andrew Limbaugh reports the party settled for fifteen thousand dollars. The issue was a make America great again. Poster that info wars was selling the poster included. Depictions of President Trump Roger stone info wars, founder Alex Jones, and Pepe the frog. Pepe began as HMO, fun-loving, frog created by cartoonist Matt Furey for his comic book playtime as the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign was ramping up white supremacists and alt-right internet. Trolls began co-opting the image of the frog as a symbol since then fury's been trying to reclaim Pepe through legal measures in this settlement in force has agreed to pay a thousand dollars more than it made off the posters. They also agreed to destroying any remaining copies. And to never use the image of Pepe again, injured Limbaugh, NPR news. On stock markets in Asia. Shares are higher of one percent in Hong Kong following gains on Wall Street, the narrow seventy eight points, the NASDAQ added Eighty-one I'm Shay Stevens NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Carnegie corporation of New York, supporting innovations in education, democratic engagement, and the advancement of international peace and security. More information is available online at Carnegie dot org and.
Mexico Increases Security Presence At U.S. Border Near Tijuana
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything. Mexico has put more police on the streets and Tijuana where thousands of central Americans are waiting for their chance to cross the border to the US. This comes a day after US border patrol in San Diego, fired tear gas at migrants were trying to cross the troll says some migrants were throwing rocks. And in a moment will hear more about that decision to use tear gas. I we go to reporter James Frederick n t one. Oh, and James you've been there for a couple of days. Now, what is the atmosphere like at this point? Well, it definitely feels and looks different today than it did yesterday. The first thing I noticed pulling up here is there is a lot more police around this government run shelter here in p wanna so. So I mean, there's basically a one block radius where there are dozens if not hundreds of Mexican federal police and some military here they won't say exactly what they're doing here. But it's pretty clear that they want to have security right here right outside the shelter. So another March cannot start and then talking with migrants. I mean, they are really thrown off after yesterday's events. Can you tell us more about that? What are you hearing from them? People are scared and worried after yesterday's events. I think it throws them even more into limbo than they were before yesterday's events. I spoke to this hundred woman elva inside the shelter today. Yemi in the men gonna disagree. The man then that the. So what what Elvis saying there is that you know after yesterday's events. She just doesn't know if she can continue, you know, it almost makes her feel like she should go home. She's very scared now, and she really has the feeling after yesterday's events that there's no way President Trump is going to let them into the country. And so she's really stuck in doesn't know what to do next. I mean, what choices do they have if people talked about any alternatives? Well, the first thing is they can request the Silom. And that's what a lot of them are doing, but that's not so easy and Tijuana's just walking up to the border and saying you want to request asylum since so many asylum seekers have arrived here at the border. There is a list you have to put your name on the current waiting on that list is more than a month. And that was for people who arrived before the caravan. So it's much longer. Now talking to other people in the caravan other options are to be smuggled across the border to find a more remote area. They might go into if they feel like there's no legal way for them. To get in. They see that as an option, and then the other option is returned home. But as we know lots of these people are facing, very serious real threats of violence and would put themselves back into very dangerous situations going home. In the meantime, President Trump has tweeted that unless Mexico deports the migrants the US will quote, close the border permanently. What sort of reaction is that getting in Mexico? Well, the the first thing is that it's really hard for migrants. Understand. What's going on? Things are constantly changing. There's not great access to information. They get most of their information just word of mouth. So it's hard for them to make a decision based on you know, currently, you're constantly changing conditions. De other big issue is that Mexico's government is changing this Saturday. And so there's I'm really getting the impression right now that the current administration, which is leaving just has no incentive to make any big decisions. Have make any big actions on. On behalf of the migrants. And so really we're just waiting for a new government in Mexico to see what decision they make. That's James Frederick reporting from Tijuana Mexico. Thank you. Thanks, audrey.
"james frederick" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"James Frederick reporting from Tijuana. A federal judge has denied a request from former Trump campaign advisor, George popadopoulos to delay his. Prison sentence, which starts tomorrow. NPR's? Carrie Johnson has more in October twenty seventeen George popadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI judge later sentenced him to spend two weeks in prison by popadopoulos made a last ditch effort to remain free arguing the special counsel had overstepped his mandate. Judge. Randy moss denied that argument. The judge said other challenges to the Russia probe had been rejected by the courts, and that popadopoulos waived his right to appeal as part of his plea deal. The judge said popadopoulos had waited until the eleventh hour to stay out of prison. And then he has only his own delay to blame. Carrie johnson. NPR news Washington tensions are escalating as the four and a half year old conflict between Ukraine and Russia takes on a naval dimension as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Ukrainian navy says Russia fired on its vessels off the coast of Crimea which Russian forces occupied. And seized in two thousand fourteen since Russia annexed Crimea ships travelling to Ukrainian ports on the sea of Azov have had to travel through a narrow bottleneck the Kerch strait controlled by Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin opened an eleven mile long bridge across the straight this year. On Sunday, three Ukrainian naval vessels tried to pass underneath the bridge, but were stopped by the Russian coastguard. Moscow says Ukraine is trying to provoke new hostilities while Kiev says it's continuing to be a target of Russian aggression. Ukraine is calling for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council to address Russia's blockage of the Kerch strait. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow a blizzard warning for the mid section of the US has causing travel headaches and one of the busiest travel days of the year. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled as people try to get home from thanksgiving celebrations in Kansas. The governor has declared a state of emergency and blizzard warnings are up for parts of Missouri. Nebraska, and Iowa, you're listening to NPR news, and this is WNYC in New York. Good evening. I'm Shawn Carlson. New Jersey Senator Corey Booker tells nj dot com he will consider a twenty twenty presidential run. And that is getting some reaction New Brunswick. Pastor BUSTER stories of former secretary of state says it's good for new. Z that Booker is a serious contender as long as it does not distract from his current job. My hope is that Senator Booker would not be so preoccupied with the potential presidential run that he wouldn't collect some of the burning issues as they relate to New Jersey. Sorry said one major issue is the ten thousand dollar tax deduction. Limit homeowners are allowed to take when filing federal taxes. He said that hurts many nj residents who pay well over that amount in state and local property taxes. Former Governor Chris Christie was criticized for not spending enough time in New Jersey when he ran for president in.
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"Both directions, James Frederick reporting. From Tijuana federal judge has denied a request from former Trump campaign advisor, George popadopoulos to delay his prison sentence, which starts tomorrow. NPR's? Carrie Johnson has more in October twenty seventeen George popadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. A judge later. Sentenced him to spend two weeks in prison by popadopoulos made a last ditch effort to remain free arguing the special counsel had overstepped his mandate. Judge. Randy moss denied that argument. The judge said other challenges to the Russia pro had been rejected by the courts, and that popadopoulos waived his right to appeal as part of his plea deal. The judge said popadopoulos had waited. Until the eleventh hour to stay out of prison. And then he has only his own delay to blame. Carrie johnson. NPR news Washington tensions are escalating as the four and a half year old conflict between Ukraine and Russia takes on a naval dimension as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow the Ukrainian navy's as Russia fired on its vessels off the coast of Crimea, which Russian forces occupied and seized in twenty fourteen since Russia annexed Crimea ships travelling to Ukraine ports on the sea of Azov have had to travel through a narrow bottleneck the Kerch strait controlled by Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened an eleven mile long bridge across the strait this year on Sunday through Ukrainian naval vessels, tried to pass underneath the bridge, but were stopped by the Russian coastguard. Moscow says Ukraine is trying to provoke new hostilities while Kiev says it's continuing to be a target of Russian aggression. Ukraine is calling for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security council. To address Russia's blockage of the Kerch strait. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow a blizzard warning for the mid section of the US has causing travel headaches one of the busiest travel days of the year. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled as people try to get home from thanksgiving celebrations in Kansas. The governor has declared a state of emergency and blizzard warnings are up for parts of Missouri. Nebraska and Iowa,.
"james frederick" Discussed on KCRW
"Five thousand central Americans who have been walking for weeks toward the US. Are now encamped at a government run shelter inside a sports complex in Tijuana, James Frederick has the latest from the Mexican side of the San Isidro port of entry a group of about one hundred migrants from the Central American caravan has marched within steps of the US Mexico border. They're demanding a solution from the US government for the thousands of people. From the caravan waiting here in Tijuana, Mexico, local authorities are trying to tell them to turn around and follow legal processes, if they want to enter the United States, but they say they will not leave until the US government. Here's from them. That's James Frederick reporting from Tijuana the campfire in northern California is now ninety percent contained. Thanks to the tireless work of fire crews locally and from across the country. Jeremy Siegel of member station. K Q E D reports. Rain is also helping Buchanan is seeing its first significant storm in months and Cal fire. Spokesman andrew. Freeborn says the wet weather has helped suppress the flames the rain in some ways, the positive some ways could be a negative certainly the rain will assist with extinguishing fires and that is a positive. We're willing to accept Freeborn says there is potential for muddy debris flows in some areas. Which could pose a problem for firefighters. Officials hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the month for NPR news. I'm Jeremy Siegel while thousands of fire victims Chico shared a thanksgiving meal of Turkey cranberry sauce in pie. Search teams continue to look for hundreds of missing people. This is NPR news live from Culver City, California. And it's five thirty two. You're listening to KCRW news. I'm Steve taken with precipitation. That's moved through California comes problems, and even some playing going on in the northern portion.
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"The worst. We can wait. They just don't know how long for NPR news. I'm James Frederick in Tijuana, Mexico. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Ever since President Obama's election in two thousand eight Latinos across the country have tended to prefer Democrats over Republicans by pretty big numbers in the midterm elections. This month that democratic advantage did not hold up in one key swing state, Florida. There are lessons to be learned here for both parties as NPR political correspondent Osma hollered explains. I I met Peter Vivaldi in Orlando back in two thousand fifteen is a loyal Republican a former pastor and politician for years he's been eager to convince fellow Latinos they ought to vote Republican. But even he was stunned by what happened in Florida this year. It's very very surprising to see the numbers that have come out. And we're seeing a forty five percent vote that went to both Republican candidates both Rhonda Santa's the governor elect and Rick Scott, the state's incoming US Senator captured about forty five percent of the Latino vote. That's according to exit polls as well. As a massive. Preelection survey from the Associated Press, Fox News and NOISE the Republicans followed the Obama case study they began early they invested heavily, and they spent a lot of candidate time engaging the community that's Fernanda Mandi democratic pollster in Miami. Democrats regularly win a majority of Latinos even this year. But a says that is not enough. It's never been a question of a majority. I think it's been a question of making sure they maximize potential Hispanic voters and increasing their percentages of the electorate when you talk to Democrats or political analysts about what happened in Florida. Most of them point to the same three things. A Marquis Villar is the president of Lonzo for progress. A group in the Orlando area focused on Puerto Rican. Voter turnout is one key lesson is that politicians have to start talking to Latinos early. Rick Scott started in March on Spanish, TV and Spanish radio. Appealing to Latino voters. I think that that made a big difference and other key. Takeaway is that representation matters. Rhonda Santa's chose a well known well respected Latina legislator as his running mate and Christian over an advisor to the democratic candidate for governor. It says she helped to Santa's was on the campaign for two months, and she spent I think a month and three and a half weeks of those two months in Miami Dade County to any optimal than she could to let folks know that she was on the ticket in analysis of the results in heavily Cuban precincts in Miami Dade County found the Disentis won the Cuban vote by a two to one margin a related factor is that Democrats have moved to the left and are attacked as socialists embracing more progressive policies may not intersect as well with Florida's Antic electorate as many analysts from outside of Florida, Mikey Jean Carlos Silva is a communication strategist in Miami. He says you've got to keep in mind. We're Florida's Latino voters are coming from whether it's Nicaragua Argentina or Venezuela or cube. Obviously, the word progressive is actually associated with the kinds of regimes and movements that these people fled in the first place so boat wants to be clear he thinks that labelling Jhelum or Nelson like that is not fair. But that kind of rhetoric can be hard for Democrats to counter, his central point is that had to Santa's neared Donald Trump's performance would Latinos he would've lost its even though Florida's Latino population is more conservative than a state like Nevada Republicans across the country. So both says should realize they might win more elections. If they don't write off Tinos just because they aren't getting a majority of their vote as my colleague NPR news..
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"This episode the food we eat first this news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants is back on the move toward the US despite Mexico's efforts to stop them at the border with Guatemala. They resumed their March at first light this morning. Reporter James Frederick is at the scene on here in the central square and thousands of people from the migrant caravan arrived here today, but it was not easy to get here. They walked twenty three miles from the Mexican border to get to the city of Tapachula temperatures got above ninety degrees today. It's very humid here. There are lots of women children lots of people here. There is Red Cross treating some people here and others are just trying to get some rest some water and some food before they continue north as soon as possible James Frederick reporting from top of Chula Mexico Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of journalist Jamal. Shoji has drawn condemnation. From congressional leaders who are proposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia adage crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, the expulsion of the Saudi ambassador and the cutting of arms sales for the longtime US ally, NPR, Shannon. Vance Sant has more Saudi Arabia says eighteen suspects are in custody after Shoghi died in an accidental fistfight and that the crown prince was unaware of the operation Republican and democratic lawmakers in Washington are not buying it democratic Senator dick Durbin of Illinois spoke on meet the press five of his top personal bodyguards or those among those currently accused in the eighteen his personal bodyguards and one of them have said publicly a year ago. I don't move without an order from the executive the crown prince has his fingerprints all over this. And the fact that he is heading up the investigation makes it totally incredible Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says an investigation continues into kashogi staff. Shannon sent NPR news. Russia is threatening to retaliate. If President Trump follows through on his decision to withdraw from a long standing nuclear arms control, treaty. Trump says Moscow has long violated the agreement. Moscow accuses the US of doing the same NPR's. Jeff Brumfield reports the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty with signed in the nineteen eighties. When the Cold War was going, strong it eliminated nuclear weapons that the US and Soviet Union. Had deployed around Europe weapons that could have quickly started a catastrophic war in recent years. Russia has been working on missiles that the US says violate the treaty and on Saturday. President Trump said he'd had enough we're not gonna.
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"Not adhere to the agreement. So we go to terminate the agreement and we are going to develop the weapons if they get smart, and if others get smart, and they say, let's not develop these horrible nuclear weapons, I would be extremely happy with that Trump spoke to reporters after a campaign rally in Elko, Nevada as his national security adviser prepares to meet with Russian leaders in Moscow this week the BBC's Jonathan Marcus reports on what's behind the decision about Russia's development of a missile system. That breaches the IMF treaty predates the Trump administration the US decision now to walk away from the agreement MSA significant setback for arms control experts believe. That should have continued to try to bring the Russians back into compliance. It is part of the wider unraveling of the whole system of arms control treaties that helped to curb strategic competition during the Cold War. This was a bilateral treaty between Washington and Moscow. China was involved. The BBC's Jonathan Marcus reporting a Moscow today, a top Russian diplomats as a US. Withdrawal would be a very dangerous step despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border with Guatemala caravan of thousands of Central American migrants back on the move toward the US they resumed their March. First light this morning. Reporter James Frederick has been following the caravan I'm walking on this highway that leads north from Mexico Guatemala border. And behind me are thousands of people from this migrant caravan Mexican police stopped them from crossing the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala, so the migrants took to the river, swimming or taking rafts across and police now instead of blocking them have. Given them a police escort. As they marched north James Frederick reporting there from the Guatemala, Mexico border Afghans casting ballots in parliamentary elections for a second day today after voting was extended to accommodate people whose polling stations did not open on Saturday. NPR's Diaa Hadid reports from Islam about hundreds of polling stations open Sunday for voters who miss that chance because electoral staff, simply didn't turn up. Luckily, because the Taliban ISIS had threatened to target the elections and throughout Saturday there were dozens of attacks, including a suicide bombing in all the IP counted thirty eight people killed the first Dave elections will also marked by chaos biometric systems were confusing to us and some stations. Did it get ballots despite that over three million voters did turn up it will still take weeks for ficials to tally the votes? These elections are being closely watched as a dry run for a presidential race next year. Do you need NPR news Islamabad? And you're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm David I the lawyer for a man charged with threatening to kill US senators over Brad Kavanagh supreme court confirmation says his client has dementia, but it's not dangerous AP correspondent Juliet Walker reports Ronald Teresi is being held without bail. Prosecutors say the seventy four year old Long Island man left a series of choice mouse, threatening to US senators for supporting Kavanagh's confirmation. The lawmakers haven't been publicly identified Theresa's lawyer says his client's dementia has caused behavior problems and he's not in control of his faculties imposes no physical threat to anyone. But the assistant US attorney prosecuting the case says Teresi used a prepaid cell phone and fake name to mask his identity and says that shows a level of criminal intent. New Jersey voters in addition to deciding competitive Senate and house races will also decide the fate of five hundred million dollars in bonds intended for a host of school related initiatives. It's the only question on the ballot in New Jersey on November sixth and asks voters whether to approve the fifth five hundred million in new debt for school security county, colleges vocational, schools and water infrastructure numerous bridge and SRI closures in effect citywide until six o'clock today that is so bike m s can take the streets thousands of riders or biking along a traffic free thirty mile route around Manhattan, the race starts and finishes at pier. Ninety two and ninety four in Manhattan. There will be rolling street closures of the west side highway,.
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"Not adhere to the agreement. So we go to terminate the agreement and we are going to develop the weapons if they get smart, and if others get smart, and they say, let's not develop these horrible nuclear weapons, I would be extremely happy with that Trump spoke to reporters after a campaign rally in Elko, Nevada as national security adviser prepares to meet with Russian leaders in Moscow this week the BBC's Jonathan Marcus reports on what's behind the decision. Russia's development of a missile system. That breaches the IMF treaty predates the Trump administration the US decision now to walk away from the agreement MSA significant setback for alms control, many experts believe should've continue. You'd to bring the Russians back into compliance. It is fair Paul from the wider unraveling of the whole system of arms control treaties that helped to curb strategic competition during the Cold War. This was a bilateral treaty between Washington and Moscow. China was not involved the BBC's Jonathan markets. Reporting a Moscow today, a top Russian diplomats as US. Withdrawal would be a very dangerous step despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border with Guatemala caravan of thousands of Central American migrants back on the move toward the US they resumed their March at first light this morning. Reporter James Frederick has been following the caravan I'm walking on this highway that leads north from the Mexico Guatemala border. And behind me are thousands of people from this migrant caravan Mexican police stopped them from crossing the bridge that connects Mexico and Guatemala, so the migrants took to the river, swimming or taking rafts across and police now instead of blocking them have given them a police escort as. They marched north James Frederick reporting there from the Guatemala, Mexico border Afghans casting ballots in parliamentary elections for a second day today after voting was extended to accommodate people whose polling stations did not open on Saturday. NPR's Diaa Hadid reports from Islamabad. Hundreds of polling stations open Sunday for voters who miss their chance because electoral staff, simply didn't turn up likely because the Taliban ISIS had threatened to talk at the elections and throughout Saturday there were dozens of attacks including a suicide bombing in all the I pay counted. Thirty eight people killed the first Dave elections will also mocked by chaos. Biometric systems were confusing to us and some stations. Did it get ballots despite that over three million voters did turn up it will still take weeks for ficials to tally the votes? These elections are being closely watched as a dry run for presidential race next year. Do Hadeed NPR news Islamabad. And you're listening to NPR news. News from weedy news. Good morning. I'm Tiffany Cam. High thousands of people took to the streets of San Francisco yesterday to support striking Marriott hotel workers similar actions took place in San Jose. And Oakland as the strike moves into its third week cake. Michelle Wiley reports. The demonstration began in San Francisco's financial district workers and community. Members March past four of the seven hotels were members of unite here local to union are on strike over wages and job security. Among the crowd were several members of other unions who joined the March to show support Lucia Smith is the president of the council of classified employees at the California federation of.
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"What happens to the migrants now? Well, there are now thousands of migrants here in Mexico. They got across the Mexico Guatemala border. They were stopped at the bridge. But they're in the country. Now, I'm standing on the highway, and I can see a multitude of people marching on this highway that comes north into Mexico from the border, and they say they're going to head to the United States. Yes, they're playing is to continue as a caravan to stick together. And they say they will continue marching and their goal is the United States. We're less than three weeks away from the midterms here in the US, President Trump has been talking a lot about this caravan. He's demanding the Mexican government stopped these migrants from reaching the border with the US saying it's more important to him than a recent trade agreement what's at stake from Mexico. It will be very interesting to see what happens here in Mexico because as we saw Mexican authorities used force to stop migrants from crossing the bridge, but they did not stop them crossing the river. So we don't know how Mexico's react if they're going to block highways if they really going to use force to block this caravan. Clearly, they are concerned about looking like they are on board with Trump about this about not letting this caravan moved freely, but we don't know how they're going to react now. So a lot indeed at stake from Mexico, that's James Frederick reporting from the Guatemala, Mexico border. Thanks so much. Thank you..
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"Do they say? Their next move is are they gonna try again? I mean, it does not sound as though Mexico is inclined to let them cross border and cross this bridge. A lot of people. I talked to said we aren't going to leave this bridge. What they are requesting is for Mexico to let them in as asylum-seekers. And so they had many of them say we are not going to leave this bridge. We're going to block the bridge until Mexico Lexus and given the clashes today. Mexico has totally closed this border. You know, I tried to get back into Mexico and was not able to it's close to everyone. So it's really up in the air what they're gonna do. But everyone I talked to said, no, we are not turning around. We are not going home in seconds. We have left James. I mentioned the President Trump is threatening to close the US border. If this caravan does manage to make it across Mexico and advance getting to the US is the goal of these people are they aware of the president's position. They they are aware that Trump does not want to let them into the country. But what they say over and over again is we know that's his stance. But we are asking we are pleading for help because you know, whatever Trump puts in front of us. What is back at home is worse than whatever. Trump can put in front of us. All right. Thank you, James. Thank you that is James Frederick reporting from the Guatemala, Mexico border. This is NPR news. Hi, I'm Travis Holcomb, you listen to KCRW music. So.
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"Michael Ascher now to the Guatemala, Mexico border. That is worth thousands of migrants fleeing Central America for refuge in the United States have been massed. And where today they broke through an immigration barrier and tried to enter Mexico from Guatemala Mexican security forces appealed for order and then fired teargas to drive the migrants back. President Trump has already weighed in he's thanked Mexico for its efforts to stop the so called caravan. He has also said he will close the US border to these migrants. Well, let's bring in reporter James Frederick who is there in Guatemala, James, and Mary Louise so just yesterday you were describing to me. A relatively calm scene at the border. A lot of security but migrants who were masked a few minutes away from the border. What what happened today? This group of migrants that has now grown thousands. We don't know exactly how many but thousands of migrants. Now decided they were going to March to this bridge that connects Guatemala, and Mexico, and they said they were going to try to enter Mexico today. It was very chaotic scene. But you know, if I can just try to summarize it as quickly as possible. They were at this fence blocking them from leaving water Malla. They got that fence thousands of people started walking across this bridge into Mexico. Mexico had closed a big metal gate to them it had dozens of federal police officers in riot gear rating for this caravan. Then I wasn't close enough to see what happened. But then the Mexican Open briefly we heard shots that turned out mostly to be tear gas that they were using against the migrants, and then the gate shut again, it was a really chaotic scene, and let's hear from this father who was near the front of the caravan with his two young kids is underway forgiven. Forgiven?.
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"So what he said was that he went to the front with his children because they thought they were going to let families and children cross furs. Then this chaos broke out. He had to pour water in his children's is they got teargassed. It was just really chaotic there were several children who had lost their families. It was a it was a really rough scene. Speaking of a really chaotic scene, I can hear a lot of noise behind you James where exactly are you? So I'm back on the side of the border, but still right here near the bridge and several of the migrants a couple hundred so far have drifted back into Guatemala. I'm sitting right next to a couple of cots from the Guatemalan Red Cross, they're treating people mostly people who are really dehydrated. I mean, there's a young boy laying on the cotton. Now, he's probably four years old as a as a cold brag on his head so Guatemalan authorities are trying to treat people who said suffered a lot of heat stroke and dehydration as well as some people who actually suffered broken bones in the clash with Mexican police. And as you talk to these people, what do they say? Their next move is are they gonna try again? I mean, it does not sound as though Mexico is inclined to let them cross border and cross this bridge. A lot of people. I talked to said we aren't going to leave this bridge. What they are requesting is for Mexico to let them in as asylum-seekers. And so many of them say we are not going to leave this bridge. We're going to block the bridge until Mexico Lexus and given the clashes today. Mexico has totally closed this border. I tried to get back into Mexico and was not able to close to everyone. So it's really up in the air what they're gonna do. But everyone I talked to said, no, we are not turning around. We are not going home in seconds. We have left James I mentioned that President Trump is threatening to close the US border. If this caravan does manage to make it across Mexico and advance getting to the US is the goal of these people are they aware of the president's position. They they are aware that Trump does not want to let them into the country. But what they say over and over again as we know that his stance, but we are asking we are pleading for help because you know, whatever Trump puts in front of us. What is back at home is worse than whatever. Trump can put in front of us. All right. Thank you, James. Thank you that is James Frederick reporting from the Guatemala,.
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"Don gonyea reporting the Mexican gum. Is beefing up security that is southern border as the migrant caravan from Honduras approaches the area as James Frederick reports. The Mexican government is also requesting support from the United Nations. Mexico's interior minister is asking the UN refugee agency to help process the hundreds or thousands of asylum requests, Mexico expects to receive from the Central American migrants already operates in the area. But such a large number of requests at once is unprecedented here caravan organizers estimated about four hundred migrants are already in the Guatemala border town tech who man waiting for thousands more to join them in coming days before attempting to enter Mexico. Meanwhile, Mexican police with riot gear are already stationed on the border bridge that the caravan plans to cross for NPR news. I'm James Frederick in Tapachula, Mexico on Wall Street stocks plunged today following disappointing reports on third quarter earnings Mark Zandi chief economist for Moody's analytics. Six says that's just one of several reasons for the latest market volatility. So higher interest rates prospects that the Federal Reserve will continue to push retire. Overvalued stock seeing people are nervous that the stock market has come too far too fast. And of course, there's that trade war that's escalating, China, and that's not good news. So you combine all that together? And investors are nervous shares in technology industrial and consumer companies fell on Wall Street today. The blue chips lost three hundred twenty seven points. The NASDAQ composite index fell one hundred and fifty seven and the s&p five hundred was down forty points on Asian market shares are lower following the latest report on China's economy government, data show, the world's second largest economy expanded six point five percent in the three months ending September compared to the same period a year ago that's down from six point seven percent in the previous quarter and Beijing's weakest quarterly growth since the two thousand eight financial crisis. This is NPR news. Millions of Californians dived under desks and tables as part of the annual great shakeout earthquake drill. Katie weedays. Craig Miller says scientists are edging closer to launching a system that offers several seconds of warning before a quake strikes..
Trump lashes out at caravan of migrants headed for border
"Of thousands of Central American migrants, traveling in a so-called caravan from Honduras, their ultimate destination the United States. President Trump is tweeting his plans to cut aid to any country that helps the migrants he's also threatened to send the US military to shut down the southwest border. If this caravan isn't stopped and the White House is considering reviving the family separation policy to discourage families from coming north for its part, Mexico has ramped up security along its southern border. It says only migrants with valid paperwork will be allowed to enter Mexico. Reporter James Frederick is at the Taku border-crossing that's between Guatemala Mexico. And he joins me now. Hey, James, Mary, Louise, described exactly where you are what you can see I am on the bridge that connects Mexico Anguita Malla above the river that divides these countries above me is a sign that says Bienvenido, some Makiko the entrance to Mexico. But you can tell Mexican security forces are preparing because there are dozens of police in riot gear waiting here for the imminent. Arrival. Of this caravan about five minutes down the bridge from where I'm walking is the central square where three to four hundred members of this migrant caravan are waiting for the rest of arrive who are these migrants. Where are they coming from wire they coming so most of the migrants that I spoke to her from hunters. But also summer from El Salvador and Guatemala. Let's listen to Judy a thirty four year old I spoke to in that central square as she was cradling her exhausted five year old son on her lap on Buddha's time. We've not an MSA. So what she says is that there's no safety. No jobs, no medicine in hospitals. She
Power restored at Reagan National after ‘airport wide’ outage
"I met with Justice Gorsuch. I spent time with him. I reviewed his record made the decision. I'm going to use the same process here. The story of a native American town that moved to higher ground dodging climate change. The US is right now spending tens of millions of dollars on community relocation. They should be looking to the lessons of history class nearly eleven months after hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican officials, say power is fully restored. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Shay Stevens. Former
Cats choreographer Gillian Lynne dies aged 92
"I would put out its first official results i'm located on a promise to revolutionize mexico saying he would fight corruption violence and poverty in exit polls almost marina party was performing well in state and local races across the country on the flip side the incumbent pre party was suffering big losses for npr news i'm james frederick in mexico city crews are battling large wildfires and at least nine states mostly in the western us most burning in alaska colorado california utah and new mexico admit hot dry conditions that's according to the national interational fire center rock hill maria dillon has an update on a large fire burning in northern california the fire in lake county consumed about thirty five square miles of dry grass an oak woodlands about one hundred miles north of san francisco cal fire spokesman chris anthony said north winds are fanning the flames and creating dangerous conditions combine that with a really steep inaccessible terrain and you know that all is going to contribute to very extreme and rapid fire spread smelt from that fire traveled south turning the sky eerie shade of orange in the san francisco bay area flakes of ash gathered on cars plants and window sills airquality officials issued a smoke advisory and advised bay area residents with respiratory conditions to stay inside forecasters expect the hayes to remain until the winds shift on tuesday for npr news i'm racquel maria dylan in san francisco stocks in asia ended the day sharply lower this is npr news from washington broadway choreographer jillian lynn has died at the age of ninety two her husband announced her death on social media as jeff london reports lynn did the choreography for the hit musicals cats and phantom of the opera born in bromley kent lean showed offer talented in early age she joined the sadler's wells ballet during world war two made her solo debut at the age of twenty and danced many leading roles she created ballets and in the nineteen sixties began choreographing and directing musicals in the west end and on broadway but her greatest acclaim came with to andrew lloyd webber musicals tat's in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and the phantom of the opera in nineteen eighty six it's still playing in london and on broadway ling was named dame commander of the order of the british empire in two thousand fourteen and last month the theater were cats premiered was renamed in her honor for npr news i'm jeff london in new york lebron james is leaving the nba's cleveland cavaliers to join the los angeles lakers james agreed to a four year contract with the lakers worth one hundred fifty four million dollars the announcement comes less than twenty four hours after the league's free agency period opened james weighed a total of eleven years with cleveland winning one nba title he won two with the miami heat there are two matches today at the men's world cup soccer tournament in russia brazil plays mexico followed by belgium against japan yesterday russia upset spain and a game that went to penalty kicks also yesterday croatia denmark that came also went to pk's i'm dave mattingly in washing jason support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include the estate of joan b kroc whose bequest serves as an enduring investment in the future of public radio and seeks to help npr produced programming that meets the highest standards of public service.
Seoul, Ildefonso Guajardo and Mexico discussed on Fred and Angi
"From npr news in washington i'm nora romm negotiators from the us canada and mexico have yet to reach an agreement on arena goshi ation of nafta despite reaching today's deadline set by congress but as james frederick reports from mexico city some negotiators are still hopeful mexican economy minister ildefonso guajardo says although there are still major issues to work out he thinks it would be possible to reach a new nafta deal by the end of the month mexican officials are eager to finish the deal as soon as possible since elections for a new president as well as hundreds of legislators happened on july first it's a big day in the central african country of burundi npr's eyder peralta says amid tension and fears of violence burundians are voting on a controversial referendum so far there have been no reports of violence but the runup has been marked by intimidation beating and even the murder of opponents of the referendum the proposed change the constitution would give more power to president pierre including see some and it would also extend his rule until twenty thirty four a spokesman for the chinese commerce ministry says china does not want increase trade tensions with the united states but it will defend its interests the comment came as the us and china resumed talks aimed at heading off a trade war the trump administration is threatening to impose tariffs on as much as one hundred fifty billion dollars of chinese imports china's threatening to retaliate i'm nora raum npr news on the next fresh air trump versus the deep state we talk with evan osnos of the new yorker about how hundreds of nonpartisan civil servants considered not loyal enough to the administration have been sidelined or pushed out of government key positions have been left open to an unprecedented degree leaving the president with few restraints on him join us here fresh air this afternoon beginning at one followed a two by the world here's a preview next time on the world south koreans flocked to a movie set outside seoul it's a full size replica the place where kim jong hoon shook hands last month with south korea's president visitors can now do their own handshakes for the cameras why some people in south korea say they like kim jong un it's the world i'm judy woodruff on the next news hour we continue our series inside yemen with a.
Trump Rejects Notion He Has Made Too Many Concessions to North Korea
"Print pair news i'm blake farmer in nashville resident trump says the us will not make any concessions to north korea ahead of his summit with kim jong which could take place by june here's npr's windsor johnston president trump says the us has not given up anything in negotiations with north korea such as lifting sanctions or pulling us troops out of south korea michael o'hanlon senior fellow at the brookings institution says it's hard to predict how the upcoming dialogue will play out simplest thing that could go wrong is that the two leaders arrived with different expectations and they find they have no basis for serious negotiation and they come back home angry at the other for not only their disappointment but the sense they were led on and then there's some kind of a resumption of north korean testing north korean says it's willing to suspend testing but has not committed to getting rid of its nuclear arsenal windsor johnston npr news washington you're listening to npr news after days of unrest the president of nicaragua is dropping plans to overhaul his country social security system mighty martin reports of violent protests looting and clashes with police have left at least twenty five people dead according to a local human rights group than the other thing second turn at ruling began in two thousand seven he now controls most government branches he's been able to stay in power by winning three terms though some have cried fraud he also improving the economy but some called his heavy handed use of security forces to put down the protests akin to state terrorism mexican voters are expecting another round of sparring the day after the first of their country's presidential debates resulted in four candidates focusing their attacks on the leftist front runner james frederick reports from mexico city on the race heading into july's elections but it's one we're lopez over or a leftist candidate on his.
Record number of women file to run for U.S. House seats
"For the national guard to be sent to the us mexico border is james frederick reports in mexico city politicians of all stripes are uniting against trump in a televised speech thursday afternoon president recap painting yet though told mexican citizens that no one and nothing is above the dignity of the mexican people addressing trump directly he said quote if your recent statements are result of frustration with your domestic policy your laws or your congress it is them you should turn to not to mexicans this statement comes as mexico's senate is asking her to suspend cooperation with the us on immigration and drug war efforts this statement comes at a pivotal moment for the two countries several ministers were in washington thursday as they continue renegotiations of the north american free trade agreement which trump has threatened to end for npr news and james frederick in mexico city and what is shaping up to be a record year for women on the ballot a total of three hundred nine women from both parties have now indicated they intend to seek house seats that tops the old record of four hundred ninety eight female house candidates set in two thousand twelve center for women in politics at rutgers university says there were already a record number of women governors races and record is also expected in the senate point that the divisive nature of politics at the moment on wall street stocks gained ground the dow up two hundred and forty points to twenty four thousand five oh five the s and p five hundred rose eighteen points today you're listening to npr this is wnyc in new york i'm lance lucky crown heights residents are gathering on the.
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"Aid alleged drug dealers are dead in mexico city following a shootout as james frederick reports the clash between the suspects and mexican marines and police challenges the local governments past comments about organized crime mexico city mayor michel on her two months at our has repeated time and again that mexico's brutal drug cartels do not operate in the capital the shoot up thursday challenges this idea marines along with federal and local police were pursuing what they say were drug dealers in the southeastern of flour when they received fire from highpowered weapons after a shootout eight were dead including the leader of the group there have been no reports of injuries to civilians or security forces the marines are the suspects were not only dealing drugs but were also extorting businesses and kidnapping people staples of mexico sprawling organized crime groups for npr news i'm james frederick in mexico city a powerful earthquake has killed at least two people and injured scores of others and the greek tourist island of koh send the turkish city of buddhism the magnitude six point seven quake struck near tourist destinations in the aegean sea it triggered a small soon nami that flooded a seafront road and parse in the main town in calls on asian stock market shares are lower following mixed trading on wall street this is npr news in washington support for npr and the following message comes from the platinum card from american express there's a great big world out there and know whether card lets you experience it like the platinum card backed by the service insecurity of american express.