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"Apparently toward the election of Joe Biden, the Trump campaign's remaining path will probably be through the courts. They're filing multiple lawsuits. Talk about some of what appear to be the most important now and what they might mean Short term and longer term with W. N. Y. C legal editor Jamie Floyd and Ari Berman, author of the book. Give Me the Ballot. He's also a correspondent from Mother Jones. Hi, Jamie. Hi, Ari. Hey, Brian. Thank you. So to my untrained eye, the claims they're putting the most stock in seemed to be about an alleged inability to meaningful, Lee observed Ballot counting in Pennsylvania. And the residency status of about 10,000 voters in Nevada. Here's the president. I think we have a clip of the president last night on the Observer's issue. We were up by nearly 700,000 votes in Pennsylvania, one Pennsylvania by a lot. And that gets whittled down to I think they said. Now we're up by 90,000 votes and they'll keep coming and coming and coming. They find them all over. And they don't want us to have any observers. Although we want a court case, judge said, you have to have observers. Like was injured and they're appealing. Actually, they're appealing. We want a case that we want people to watch. And we want observers and they're actually appealing. Which is sort of interesting. I wonder why that appeal. So six stating at the beginning of that clip that he won Pennsylvania by a lot is obviously made up. Jamie. What's this about with respect to the observers? And what would they have to prove in court? All right, Brian, I have to catch everything I'm about to say today in this segment with an overview of the Trump team has filed a flurry of lawsuits across the country, including in the states. Mentioned there in which the vote counting continues, but their litigation is really based on unsupported allegations about fraud. And irregularities in this election. Unsupported allegations, All right, so now that I've said that we can drill down on what they filed and whether they stand a chance in court, getting to your ultimate question, What do they have to prove? Ah, there's Pennsylvania, which we'll start there and then we can talk about any other states if you'd like. In Pennsylvania, which has the critical 20 electoral votes as my grandmother used to say, it's the whole kitchen caboodle for Biden. If he wins it, and Trump knows it. So so on on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump was ahead, slowly bite and closed in on his lead. The state had 3.1 million mail in ballots and those take time to count. And by court order, the ballots can be received and counted. Even if they were postmarked by election Day. November 3rd, which Brian gets us to your question, the lawsuit The president's team is suing there to stop the counting in Pennsylvania, citing that timing for the counting mail in ballots that came in after election Day, and Brian, you and I, You remember talked about this vote counting in Pennsylvania. The Republicans went to state court. They went to federal court. They went to the Supreme Court on this issue, and they lost in every venue. But then, when the justices ruled last week, they left the door wide open for amended complaint. And Lo and behold, Rudy Giuliani and his team walked right through that wide open door. And on Wednesday, America's mayor dropped into Philly to complain this time about the process and the manner of observation. But Brian the law in Pennsylvania is very clear where one can stand when observing the count and how challenges ey're made and who gets to make him so they filed a new suit. Or they amended their complaint. Really, with the president's margins shrinking and more mail in ballot ballots being counted, and it's starting to look good for Joe Biden. And so the president is just not being truthful there when he says they won In Pennsylvania. That's not what happened after the election. Ah federal judge said. Listen, people. If you want to talk about the observation off this counting, go over there and negotiate the observation for the counting. There's nothing in Pennsylvania law that gives Rudy or Republicans the right to observe the counting. Work it out. And so that's what's going on. There's not really an official ruling for the Trump team on the counting. Most significantly, the counting continues. They did not win on that count. As for what they have to prove, Brian Short answer. Fax. They have to come into court with evidence and I'll leave it there. We can talk more about the other states. The other cases. And the evidence or lack thereof in these lawsuits before I bring in I When the president said in that clip that the Democrats are appealing a ruling having to do with these observers that went the Trump campaign's way, and he said, Oh, isn't that interesting that they're appealing that ruling suggesting what if they got to hide? On these ballots. Is there a Democratic Biden campaign appeal of a ruling that when Trump's way, and if so, what is it? There is a S o the Biden team before Election Day, not surprisingly, became very well organized. On the legal front. There is a very broad and deep bench of lawyers prepared to tangle with the Trump. Litigation team and strategy, but in terms of a formal ruling from the judge, and it's a federal judge who's assigned to watch over this process, it's not the same is going into federal court. There isn't an official appeal being brought yet by the Biden people from a ruling in this case, that's not exactly what happened, The judges said. Go over there. And work it out. And essentially, yes, the Trump. People are being permitted to stand a little closer and watch what's going on. But the way it works in Pennsylvania, Brian the observers don't get that the the the partisan observers, the Democrats, the Republicans don't get to look at each ballot and say Oh, no, no, no, no. That signature doesn't match. Throw that one out. That's not how it works. So you know it would be because their partisan and and in Pennsylvania there are people assigned to this counting process, and it doesn't include Rudy Giuliani and his team or, for that matter, anyone on the Biden team they can observe..
"jamie floyd" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"NYC I'm Jamie Floyd for decades New York city's police unions have played a major role in crafting local policing policies often pitting themselves against the city and the state in the process mayor Blasio has accused the unions of holding police reform back a try to undermine efforts to bond police and community they try to undermine progress now the movement for police reform is shining new light on these unions and their power Nick Pinto reports on the NYPD for Gothamist and he joins us now to discuss just how these unions became so influential and what criminal justice reform could mean for their future Nick let's get right to it the police benevolent association is the city's largest union right that's right and did it start out like other labor organizations designed to improve working conditions for its members or has it always been more of an advocacy group its history actually goes back to the nineteenth century long before municipal unions were were recognized at all and it was a sort of a of a fraternal organization that sort of came together to pass a death benefits but beginning in in the nineteen sixties and seventies it took on a much more political there were of spring court decisions which granted a lot of rights to the to the people who police were arresting and interacting with so it really constrained and that left police officers you know with a real sense of grievance no PBA president Pat Lynch who's in his fifth term has risen to become one of the most vocal defenders of the NYPD one.
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"NYC on Jamie Floyd New York in New Jersey are beginning to unveil a blueprint for restarting their economies here's new York's governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday we're going to turn the valve on reopening turned a little bit start to re open and then you watch the diets both Cuomo and New Jersey's governor Phil Murphy have said they'll re open in phases and both have cautioned that people will have to adjust to a new normal in the aftermath of the covert nineteen pandemic here to walk us through the plants in both states is Dr Isaac wife use he is the former deputy commissioner of the New York City health department's division of disease control Dr welcome to W. NYC thank you let's start with New York governor Cuomo has said he's likely to begin a phased re opening of the state in specific regions of New York as soon as may fifteenth but as we all now know this virus respects no boundaries does re opening require a regional approach well I I think the issue with the state of New York is that we have very different communities depending on where you are in the state this rounding counties of New York City and New York City I have had a really hard time with the club in nineteen problem where is upstate New York has have lesser of an issue and so it does lend itself to more of a regional approach with in New York state rather than doing the exact same thing as New York City and New Jersey and other surrounding states Smith now Cuomo has singled out construction and manufacturing as two sectors of the economy that would be first on the list to reopen because that would seemingly represent less risk to workers would you agree with that assessment I think there has to be an individual assessment of each of these two industries so for example I can see a small business that does manufacturing have perhaps very close quarters so that people are very close to each other and perhaps the same for construction so I think it's sort of an individual business assessment that has to be done because some may fit in very well with this plan and others may not losing to New Jersey yesterday governor Murphy unveiled his six point road to recovery he's calling it he also said it will be a matter of weeks if not months before implementation but a big part of the plan relies on a dramatic expansion of testing and contact tracing and given what we know about the federal government's lack of involvement in either of those he's governor Murphy's plan realistic can be safely reopen in the next three to four weeks will be out there let's just say that nobody has an absolute plan here we've never done this before and there's nothing guaranteed about the plans that are being offered what I liked about the New Jersey plan is that he really emphasized the testing and contact tracing aspect of the re opening plan I would also add to that they're probably in both New York state New Jersey needs to be an assurance in any jurisdiction they are re opening to make sure that healthcare workers will have access to personal protective equipment as much as they need I think you'll be doing a disservice if they're going just to result in shortages in those areas but as you know Dr better than perhaps anyone summer tourism plays a big part in the economy of New York and of course also in New Jersey and governor Murphy says he even hopes some of the beaches at the Jersey Shore will be open in time for Memorial Day would that be a wise decision given what we've seen in Florida and California over the the past several months I wouldn't recommend that they open beaches that can then become really crowded so for example they may need to be just a limited number of people who can go on the beach at a certain time just for them to be able to spread out and have distance from other people who last thing you want is they packed beach with everybody basically sitting on top of each other finally doctor both governors Cuomo and Murphy made a show of banding together with the other governors in the northeast to talk about a regional approach to re opening but now we have two governors rolling out their own recovery plans what does that mean for the regional cooperation you know I think it's going to make the regional cooperation more difficult the biggest regional cooperation has to be around New York City so that's New Jersey and Connecticut because New York City has had the most of an issue the further you get from New York City perhaps the rationale for very strict regional alignments may be questions so I think certainly in the downstate New York area Connecticut and New Jersey there has to be a common strategy by all governors Dr Isaac lice use is the former deputy commissioner of the New York City health department's division of disease control Dr thank you so much for joining us and please do take care you're out you're listening to All Things Considered I'm Jamie Floyd here at W. NYC we've been mourning the loss of our colleague Richard Hey who passed away on Friday at the age of fifty one Richard had a lot of passions in life and if you were fortunate enough to sit within earshot of him you heard about all of them he love the news business he loved food he loves theater one thing Richard didn't love sports but he loves New York and he appreciated the cultural role sports played in the life of the city Richard also adored his parents his mother joy Colombo and his father Richard hake a retired NYPD detective Bronx native and lifelong fan of the New York Yankees to remember Richard we thought we'd share this conversation he had with his dad about the south Bronx neighborhood around Yankee Stadium back in the nineteen seventies the same neighborhood where his dad once walked the beat this conversation originally aired on WNYC back in twenty ten after the death of longtime Yankees owner George Steinbrenner hi dad Hey Richard how are you I'm well thanks for coming on us so when you started working in the forty fourth precinct in the nineteen seventies that was a pretty rough area crime was high some pretty unsavory things happened in and around and I you work an anti crime what tell us what that is what time is it where you were actually Ribbentrop minute you working point close trying to fit in we in the community and at that time her wooden as active addition was rampant in the Bronx and there was robberies and muggings all over the neighborhood anti stadium we were trying to prevent that at the time now around in the early seventies you told me a story once about something that happened right outside of Yankee Stadium while you were actually in a taxi cab up pretending to be a taxi driver exactly what what happened was there was a whole line of work is lining up to clean the stadium and then they that's what they did and I actually witnessed two guys fighting and which time one pulled out a nice and the staff of the the other fellow in the stomach and which time I jump down my chase them and he ran into the stadium and I chase them across.
"jamie floyd" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"NYC I'm Jamie Floyd some of New York city's temporary field hospitals may stay open for the foreseeable future in case of future covert nineteen now breaks later in the year governor Cuomo says sites like the Jacob Javits center haven't been needed as much as officials feared but it's going to remain close to large events for now it is twenty five hundred bed so it's a great facility but it's also in the convention center can't reopen the convention center obviously as it when it's with the hospital beds in it Cuomo says the Westchester convention center will also be maintained as a temporary hospital in case of a second wave of covert nineteen the U. S. Supreme Court has ruled in a major decision on gun rights involving a dispute over New York city's former ban on transporting guns the case was a challenge by gun owners to New York city's now repeals limits on transporting personal firearms the justices ruled today that there is nothing left for them to decide now that the city is ease its restrictions on taking licensed locked and unloaded guns outside the city limits a new state law prevents New York from reviving its band the Supreme Court had seemed poised to use the case to expand gun rights nationwide but other gun cases to remain in the high court's pipeline and the justices could decide to hear one of those next term and W. NYC staff and listeners are mourning the loss of longtime host Richard hake who died Friday of natural causes W. Q. X. our morning news host Kerry Nolan started at W. NYC at about the same time as Richard nearly thirty years ago he was fresh out of Fordham and already had a knack for connecting with his listeners we bonded over our respective musical idols Streisand for him Springsteen for me he was smart funny kind a consummate radio guy and my friend Richard hake was fifty one years old in our newsroom will have a remembrance coming up later this hour after news headlines currently forty nine degrees in Central Park at four oh six.
McConnell: House Democrats may be too afraid to transmit impeachment to Senate
"The house of representatives voted to impeach president trump yesterday bought the house has yet to send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate for trial I'm Jamie Floyd this is All Things Considered on W. NYC house Democrats waiting to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate is sparking a reaction from Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prosecutors are getting cold feet and second guessing whether they even want to go to trial plus whatever your political beliefs of president trump's impeachment proved inescapable with saturation media coverage and the coverage all throughout social media
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"NYC on Jamie Floyd mayor bill de Blasio has ended his campaign for the twenty twenty democratic presidential nomination he struggled to break out of a crowded field we couldn't find supporters are donors that he needed to keep going W. N. Y. C.'s Bridget Bergen has been following the mayor's campaign from the start and she joins me now here in the studio Hey Bridget Hey Jamie so is sensitive Lazio launch this campaign back in may he never quite broke through that one up percent mark in the polls so I guess this isn't a huge surprise but did you expect them to drop out today well this was a really bad week for the mayor of you know he didn't make last week's presidential debate the clock was ticking on the next one and there was no indication he was gonna make that he would have needed a hundred and thirty thousand unique donors to percent for qualifying polls he was pulling at zero percent and polls released this week not to mention here at home a police officer was shot and wounded earlier this week so I think this drumbeat of inevitability was growing louder and louder now the mayor often talks about how hard the New York press corps is on him one of the most brutal pieces of political analysis this season ran in The Washington Post this week with the headline build Lazio's presidential campaign has burned down falling over and sunk into a swamp and now the Daily News is reporting that the feds are seeking information about the mayor's presidential fundraising so all in all it was a really bad week and when he talked about his decision this morning Bridget the merit of law's vios said that he thinks he contributed all the court to the rates so what is it what what what in your mind did did he contribute along the way so it is an interesting question I think he says he was part of the left word push on healthcare reform he brought more attention to the needs of working people in organized labor his biggest endorsement came from the hotel trades council the you. in representing hotel workers and he said this focused on working people is what the front runners just don't get and I make this point.
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"I'm Jamie Floyd. The M Y PD has wrapped up a series of community meetings in precincts were violent crime outpaces the city's police Commissioner James O'Neill says one common theme emerged young people want more to do in their neighborhoods. WNYC's yazmin Kahn reports, they were eighteen total meetings in some of the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods. O'neil says he heard young teens repeatedly say they want more opportunities. It's honest to the point of anger. Sometimes they feel neglected. They feel left out. O'neil spoke at a crane. New York business forum in front of a largely corporate crowd, he encouraged the men and women in attendance to give young people a job or contribute to a community group. He said, quote, you gotta be part of this. The rent regulation reforms announced by New York legislative leaders have left real estate developers in shock, but they've pleased tenants and their supporters say assembly, member, you lean new represents Chinatown and the Lower East Side. And she says the changes will help reverse the impact of two decades worth of pro landlord laws, so many of the reservoirs units and convicting. It's where lost in the period of time when these laws were in place. The deal will end vacancy decontrol that's the process in which an apartment leaves the rent regulation system, after the rent surpasses two thousand seven hundred seventy five dollars per month. It also limits, the amount by which landlords can hike rents to pay for renovation. Governor Cuomo says he'll sign. Legislation by Friday, and Cuba. Gooding junior has turned himself into New York City police after allegations he groped a woman at a nightclub. The woman told police that the actor best known for his Oscar winning performance in Jerry Maguire grabbed her while he was intoxicated, Sunday night at the magic our rooftop bar and lounge fence attorney more Keller said he reviewed the security video and that it shows quote, there's not the slightest until of inappropriate conduct on his client's behalf. Tonight, clear skies, low around fifty nine currently sixty three degrees.
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"I'm Jamie Floyd. And with me this evening is our program director, Jacqueline Cincotta, all the money in half. The time is a really catchy phrase, and it seems like this Lottie da kind of thing. Oh, we're going to raise all the money in half the time. It's like a game show. But really, we took a very big risk by trying this out. We've never done and all the money in half the time fundraiser in the spring, we gave ourselves less than a week to raise all the money we normally would in a week and a half we just really felt like this is the time to stay with the news we wanted to get back to full programming. So here we are. It's the last day, we are ending the fund drive tonight. That's it. But we are behind our target. So right now in many ways this day today, the last day ever all the money in half the time fundraiser is probably the most important fundraising day of the year, for us, so participation from all of our listeners right now is crucial. And you know what? All of our listeners are not gonna come to the plea are not going to make that phone call to eight eight eight three seven six nine six nine two. But I think you might because I think. You. I know you are listening during a pledge drive, and I imagine you value WNYC or you wouldn't be listening right now, you wouldn't be bearing with us as we do this important work. So why not walk past all of the excuses, you might be saying, oh, I don't know. It'll take too long on the phone, and it won't and really just show us that we mean something to you that this service is a value by making that call to eight eight eight three seven six WNYC or browsing on over to our website, WNYC dot org. Every single dollar counts every single pledge counts. And we are so grateful for every single person who's made a contribution. This is IRA glass. This American life, one of the things that makes public radio different is the way that it's funded. We have the most idealistic system, the faira system, the best system in the world. That is those of us who listen all the time as who liked the kinds of stories and shows and analysis and music, and authors, that are on this radio station every day, those of us who like that kind of thing we all.
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"On WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. This fall of the United States Supreme court will hear a case that challenges New York City's ban on transporting handguns and some local gun owners are pleased WNYC's Yasmeen Khan visited a firing range in queens to talk to some of them. The Seneca sporting range in Ridgewood has a barely visible sign above a grey door on a gray building. This is where I met angel Avila. When I first purchased a gun, I said, holy mackerel. He says owning a gun gives him a strong sense of responsibility. He's had guns for about nine years, and he works full time as an armed security guard. I carry a gun fourteen hours a day, I'm dealing with the public, and you have to be totally told the totally under control Avila has one type of gun license for work for his personal handguns. He has what's called a premise permit. It allows people who pass extensive background checks to have a gun licensed to a specific place a home about data. The only time the gun can leave. The premises is to go to one of New York City's seven firing ranges unloaded and in a locked box. Police Commissioner James O'Neill says these rules help keep New Yorkers safe by limiting the number of firearms out in public the gun laws that we have now in New York City as I think you will. All would agree have helped us reduce gun crimes to the lowest level since the nineteen fifties all gun licences are issued by the NYPD. And the premise permit is the one most commonly granted there are currently more than sixteen thousand of them. It's this type of permit and the rules governing it being challenged. Some gun owners say they want more freedom to transport their gun like Avila who says he wants to be able to carry a gun to protect his family because I can't caveat. Like that. I'm really defenseless. Anthony was target practicing in the rain tonight. I went he's a retired NYPD detective and sympathizes with the department's attempt to keep guns off the streets. But who's gonna get the notice to the criminals, he says, the law polices legal guns, not necessarily the illegal ones? He credits. Police work for making the streets safer. Gary Hawkins was at the gun range signing up for training. He works for the city's department of homeless services and lives in Jamaica. He doesn't always feel safe in his neighborhood. So he got a premise permit to keep a gun at home. I could definitely fight. These guys come into the Hawkins says he doesn't want to carry a gun out in public. But even if he could he says as a black man, he worries about what might happen if he were stopped by police, there might be different. And they were. Car now paying taxes in the city police officers and with me. Just still like a. The supreme court will hear arguments in the case of New York state rifle and pistol association versus city of New York in its next term, Yasmeen Khan, WNYC news. You're listening to all things considered. I'm Jamie Floyd, the company founded by the man in charge of Donald Trump's inauguration had a plan to capitalize on its connections in Trump's Washington, according to a confidential memo obtained by WNYC and propublica the memo outlines how colony capital which is now led by Tom barrack and investor and longtime Trump friend who chaired the inaugural committee aimed to exploit his connections to the new president. This disclosure comes as federal prosecutors are conducting a wide ranging probe into the nonprofit that ran the festivities WNYC's. Ilya marritz broke the story with propublica. Justin, Elliot, they're both part of the team that makes the podcast Trump Inc. And Iliad joins me now. Hey, how're you doing? So what is this memo? And what does it tell us? It is an eight-page strategy document on company letterhead, and it talks about all the ways that. This huge private equity company colony with billions of dollars under management can make money from its relationships in Washington and around the world colonies, founder is Tom barrack. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump and Trump after the election asked him to be the chair of his inaugural committee so inauguration day comes January twentieth. Two thousand seventeen it brings in lots of rich people from around the country, quite a few foreign donors the following month. This strategic plan is written, and it outlines how colony should set up a DC office. They talk about convening international ambassador with members of the Trump administration. Here's a quote, quote, the key to strategically the key is to strategically, cultivate, domestic and international relations while avoiding any appearance of lobbying. Here's another one no other firms. It says quote can currently match the relationships or resources that we possess. So they saw infrastructure in particular, a ripe area for investment. All right. So did any of the? This happen. Or colony spokesman said this, quote, this nemo was simply an outline of a proposed potential business plan which was never acted upon her implemented colony at no time has maintained a DC office. And that is true and Trump's infrastructure plans have not gone for far, but we found evidence that early in the Trump administration colony was trying to mix its business with its government connections. Here's one example, April fourteenth two thousand seventeen Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had dinner in a private room in Georgetown restaurant. It included embassador from Oman Kuwait. Jordan, the United Arab Emirates Bahrain cutter. Saudi Arabia also about the dinner, Tom barrack, chairman of colony capital. Also there Rick gates who had worked on the inauguration and went on to do work for colony by the way gates has since pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the Miller probe unrelated to this as far as we know and he's cooperating with prosecutors Barrick also got involved around this time in an effort to bring American nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia that also. What do these international connections? Tell us Tom barrack is someone who's been doing business in the Middle East for decades. He's of Lebanese descent. He speaks Arabic, but we obtained one more document that really sheds light on these international connections. It's an invitation list to in an event called the chairman's global dinner this happened during inauguration week was a closed door high gloss event the melon melon auditorium in Washington. Donald Trump spoke there the entire diplomatic corps was invited. And Tom barrack had his own guest list over one hundred people. The guest list included, an Muratti property developer that were embassador from Persian Gulf nations to Washington there hadn't been a chairman's global dinner like this at previous inaugurations. This seems like an event that really put Tom barracks clout and influence on display for people who mattered in Trump's Washingto. Of course, Tom barrack was the chairman of the dinner, right? Okay. Explain and and the company explain how this fits in with the subpoena. Ilya that New York. Prosecutors just served to the inaugural committee. Right. So Tom barrack was the chairman of the committee. It is his lawyers who are now responding to the subpoena. We know a little bit about what prosecutors think they may find they're looking for evidence of illegal foreign contributions, those are banned by law. They think they may find some kind of cash for access arrangements. Remember this inaugural committee, blue all the other inaugural committees out of the water when it came to fundraising right over one hundred million dollars brought in it was a popular ticket. With some donors increasingly with this subpoena, and this prob- there will be questions aimed at Tom barrack as the man. In charge spokesperson says the committee is cooperating lots of money. Not so many people where do people go if they want to learn more good our website Trump Inc. Podcasts dot org. All right. You will stay on the story. That's WNYC's. Ilya marritz, co host of our Trump Inc podcast pro produced with propublica. Thank you. You're very welcome. And coming up next idiots. Marketplace video doorbells intended to keep your home safe and private, but some experts think they may have the opposite effect the people benefiting from the service and the people profiting from the service aren't the ones who are sacrificing their privacy. So there's a big disjuncture there. We don't have consent procedures that work at the group level smart doorbells privacy and ethics. That's next on marketplace right here on WNYC. Stay tuned. WNYC's supporters include your part time controller helping nonprofit organizations with all of their accounting and financial reporting needs your part time controller, the nonprofit accounting specialists. More at your part time controller dot com..
Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census
"This is NPR. And you're listening to WNYC in New York at five oh four. I'm Jamie Floyd legalizing, recreational marijuana, passing congestion pricing and rapidly increasing renewable energy usage. These are just some of the items on New York governor Andrew Cuomo to do list for this legislative session at the state of the union address this afternoon governor Cuomo conceded, the laundry list may seem ambitious. It's a lot no doubt about it. But there's been a lot that has been bottled up for many many years that we couldn't get done. And in many ways, I feel the state is now liberated with the Senate Democratic caucus. And of course, it's the state of the state the governor called on lawmakers to continue passing progressive legislation in the coming weeks among his top budget priorities. Cuomo said our public transportation and infrastructure, healthcare and cutting taxes for the middle class. For years, the NYPD's response to questions about its use of surveillance technology has been to neither confirm nor deny whether records bowed. It exists. It's called the glow more response. But now in New York state court judge has ruled in a case over whether NYPD spied on the cell phones of people attending black lives matter protests that the police can no longer keep that claim of confidentiality. It's a win for civil libertarians. And state supreme court Justice, Arlene, blue shot down, the NYPD argument that responding to complaints would compromise counterterrorism or criminal efforts because the police in question, we're not the people in question rather were not breaking the law at the time New York Times reporter, Ali Watson covered the case. Judge's ruling right now, depending on whether or not the NYPD appeals actually puts a very firm boot the neck of his response. They can't really use it in the future. The NYPD does have thirty days to appeal. The ruling. A statement a spokeswoman said that it uses the global response exceedingly sparingly and only after careful consideration of the interests involved tonight, mostly clear, a low around twenty seven degrees. Currently, it's thirty four degrees. The time is five oh six support for NPR comes from C three providing a software platform that enables organizations to deploy artificial intelligence in IOT solutions at industrial scale. Learn more at C three dot AI. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro in a Senate hearing room today attorney general nominee William bar has been walking a fine line bar is pledging to protect the Justice department. But he also says the president has sweeping constitutional authority NPR national Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson has been following these confirmation hearings and joins us now to talk about them. Hi, hey, okay. He has been nominated to lead the Justice department at a time when the president is attacking it. So how did bar address that tension today? Well, Bill Maher said he has a very high opinion of deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, he says he has no reason to doubt that the Russians attempted to interfere in our elections. And he says he doesn't believe that special counsel. Robert Muller would be conducting a witch hunt in fact, Barr says he would quit rather than fire Muller. If there were no good cause to get rid of him. And as one of Muller's friends for thirty years Barr says it's unimaginable that. Muller would do anything to prompt? A firing Senate Democrats went into this hearing wanting bar firmly committed to protecting the Russia investigation. Did they get that commitment? Not affirm one Ari Dianne Feinstein, the top democrat on the committee was pressing Bill bar a lot about what people will learn in the end about the Russia probe. Will you commit to making any report Muller produces at the conclusion of his investigation available to congress and to the public as as I said, my statement, I am going to make as much information available as I can consistent with the rules and regulations now Bill bar talked about wanting transparency, but he also said that he s the attorney general make the ultimate call about what becomes public and later on Senator amazing. Geraldo, Hawaii said just asking us to trust. You is not enough. She said this president will do anything to protect himself, and Mr. bar was kind of tough in his response. He said, I'm not going to surrender the responsibility of the attorney general. To get this title. We know that bar has had some contact with lawyers involved in the investigation. Did we learn anything new today about his interactions with the White House? We did bar told lawmakers he actually met with President Trump awhile ago, and the president seemed to want bar to join his legal defence team bar politely declined. He said he didn't want to stick his head in a meat grinder bar. Also said he discussed some legal theories with attorneys for the president the vice president and with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, but bar said he didn't recall learning anything of substance. Anything confidential about the pro from the beginning of this investigation. The issue of recusals has been a very big deal. What had bar say about recusals today? He said he thinks Jeff Sessions. The former attorney general probably did the right thing to recuse himself in Democrats pressed bar to step aside to given this context with lawyers involved in this investigation and a memo he wrote criticizing the investigation, but here again, far would not commit. He says he will ask career. Ethics officials at Justice to evaluate the question, but he won't necessarily do what they advise. He also said the president is not above the law. The president can't for example, offer pardons to people who promise now to incriminate him taking a step back. There is one question about Bill bar that people on both sides of the aisle have which is why would he come back to lead the Justice department after twenty seven years to be attorney general again in excellent question bar, basically says because he loves the Justice department as an institution he says, he's sixty eight years old, and he has nothing to lose. If you take this job, you have to be ready to make decisions and spend all your political capital and have no future because you have to have that freedom of action, and I feel I'm gonna position in life where I can do the right thing and not really care about the consequences and Ari so far nothing has emerged to block Boris path confirmation. NPR national. Justice. Correspondent Carrie Johnson. Thank you. My pleasure for analysis of the hearing and of what Bill bar may do if he's confirmed. Let's bring in Jennifer dascomb. She's an associate professor of law at American University. She used to work at the Justice department. Professor Daska welcome. Thank you. So to the central question today, which is whether bar will protect the Muller investigation based on what you heard from his testimony. Are you persuaded that he will? So he he answered that pretty clearly he said that he he likely I mean, he had he would protect mother and the absence. Something extraordinary that mother would be allowed to continue. I think the key question and the one that several senators pushed on the a question of what is going to be made public, and what's going to be made available congress. We heard Bill bars say repeatedly that he was committed to transparency, but transparency considered students consistent with the law transparency consistent with rules and regulations and bar. Has a very broad view of executive privilege and a very broad view of executive power including power over criminal investigation. So when he says he needs to be consistent with rules and regulations on the question of whether whatever final report Muller producers should be made public. That's what he would be referring to executive privilege that the president might say, no, exactly executive privilege abroad claims our national security, our range of different reasons. Why transparency would be limited according to his his views and the president's articulation of of what's necessary to keep private secret. He also as we just heard there from Carrie Johnson did not seem to suggest that he's likely to recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation. Did that surprise you in any way? It comprises me only because it seems like a clear case where recusals would be appropriate, but he has been consistent on along in suggesting that he would not recuse himself. And I wasn't surprised that he didn't change his mind today. But giving his engagement given the nemo that was that he chose to write and to send to the president about concerned about obstruction of Justice charges targeting the president and given what he acknowledged today about conversations, it seems like this would be a clear case for recusal has been consistent about that. Well, that prompts my next question, and it's one that he was asked today by senators in in one way or the other a number of times, which is would he protect the independence of the Justice department against executive overreach. Do you think when push comes to shove Bill would tell the president? No, no, sir. You can't do that. So again, I think it depends on what's being asked. And he did get today that there were certain red lines that he went cross, but that being said he has an expressed repeatedly previously very broad views of executive power and executive privilege, and there are certainly in a whole range of areas in which the president could assert executive privilege in my assumption is and based on bars previous, writings and statements. That bar would agree. Did you learn anything about Bill today that you didn't already know? Some of the contacts that he's had were interesting to hear about you know, he is as as expected he was incredibly articulate and and respectful. I think that the key is is reading the testimony in light of what he started written in the past. Did you hear anything today that might derail this confirmation that poses a serious threat to his chances of being confirmed? I'm just given given the politics and given the makeup of the Senate unlikely at this point is there a question to you to you would have asked him that the senators did not. Again, I think that really pushing him on this question of transparency what happens when the president asserts a claim of national security what happens when the president says, you know, we just want a very brief cursory summary of this report sent up to congress. What do you do? Then you would have liked to have heard an iron clad, whatever Muller wants to be made public. I'll back. Exactly, that's Jennifer Gasco. She she choose constitutional and national security law at American University Jennifer desk, thanks so much for taking the time. Thank you.
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"Under a partial shutdown. She called on members to respect each other and the truth in dealing with one another Don gonyea, NPR news, Washington. Members of the US. Congress are a largely religious group, or at least claimed to have a faith NPR's. Tom gjelten says about nine and ten say they're Christian with Catholics the most popular denomination. Among the members the religious profile of congress comes from the Pew Research Center based on how members describe themselves across congress, just one member democratic Senator Kirsten cinema Zona reports having no particular faith, among all US adults one in force has that one explanation for that disconnect. Maybe that candidates think voters won't approve of someone who's unchurched. So they're reluctant to describe themselves that way, no matter their actual beliefs. Thirty percent of members say their Catholic of the Protestant members Baptists have. The largest share more than six percent identifies. Jewish three times the share of Jews in the US adult population. Tom Chilton NPR news, Washington, Mexico's foreign affairs ministry says it's calling on the US government through its embassy to investigate a January first incident in which US agents fired tear gas into Mexico agents said they were attempting to disperse a group of rock throwers in the first hours of new year about one hundred and fifty migrants attempted to breach a border fence in Tijuana was financial markets plunged again in the second trading day of the new year all three of the major US stock market indices closing down more than two percent stock market jitters were prompted by Apple's warning showdown in China admitted escalating trade war between the US and China. Arthur Dong is a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown's McDonough school of business overall, the United States economies far less dependent on exports. We are very heavily diversified service based economy, and so on that respect the United States. You know, is is I think sitting. In a in a better position overall. But it certainly will be some some repercussions felt apple stock dropped almost ten percent today racing more than seventy four billion dollars in market valuation. The Dow was down six hundred and sixty points. This is NPR and you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. A federal judge is blocking implementation of a New York City law that would have regulated Airbnb home hotel business. The law would require Airbnb and other short term rental platforms to divulge the names of hosts and addresses of rentals. But the court said the amount of information amounts to unreasonable search and seizure. The law was to go into effect early next month will now be put on hold while the lawsuit moves forward, mayor de Blasio had championed the law saying it would it make sure the city's precious housing supply could be devoted to New Yorkers rather than tourists. A special election for New York City. Public advocate is set for February twenty six it's the first citywide especially election since nineteen fifty and WNYC's bridge Bergen reports the rules are unique for this race. You won't see anyone running as a democrat or Republican to actually appear on the ballot candidates must create their own party name. And collect nearly four thousand signatures from registered voters. And there's another quirk, Melissa Mark Viverito. Former city council speaker running on the fixed the MTA party line explains. The other interesting thing is that unlike a primary here whoever files I their petitions is first on the ballot Merck. Marito is vying for that top spot. Among nearly two dozen declared candidates turning in her petitions just one day after candidates were allowed to start collecting them. New Jersey is one of the state's least affected by the partial shutdown of the federal government. That's according to a new study, which says the Garden State will be hard hit by delays in process. Messing federally financed mortgages, but less so in other categories, New Jersey ranked forty four th out of fifty states and the district of Columbia the study by the financial website, wallet hub, ranks state based on the number of federal jobs contracts, real estate activity, national parks, and percentage of families receiving food assistance. New York ranked thirty fifth on the list in part because New York is among the five states, receiving the least money in federal contracts. The district of Columbia, not surprisingly is most affected by the shutdown. Currently forty two degrees. Partly cloudy at six oh, six support for NPR comes from the Walton family foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot org. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish, and Mary Louise Kelley the government shutdown grinds on over funding for President Trump's border wall. But meanwhile, the Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to construct or upgrade border fencing, some one hundred sixty miles along the Arizona and California borders with Mexico, active duty military will take up the task here to tell us more is NPR's Pentagon. Reporter Tom Bowman and Tom what exactly is the task with? What is the Pentagon going to be doing? Well, I'm told this fencing said likely combat engineers for the fencing portion of this effort, but it goes beyond that homeland security's requesting medical units, of course, two children died along the border with in the custody of US officials at the centers they need additional help for the migrants coming through and also told aviation units would be part of this as well. They provide surveillance along the border to help customs and border protection, monitor any movements. And again, this is so. Support for that effort. Active-duty troops can't get involved in any arrest or detention of any migrants, it's against the law and to be clear. This is something new. This is on top of the existing troops already deployed to the border. Right. So this is new this is just coming out. Now this request was made from homeland security. How many more we talking? Well, we don't know at this point. I heard some one official said maybe thousands of troops and other said, well, the existing truce might be able to help. There are now twenty three hundred act of troops there on the border along with twenty one hundred guard forces they could provide some of this effort, but clearly they're going to send additional troops. They could change them out or some could be extended but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan hinted about more support at a cabinet meeting at the White House yesterday. Let's listen restoration of the fences building out and additional mileage from the law. The army Corp. Engineers is dialed in on doing this cost-effectively quickly on the right amount of urgency as to where we built additional stand up walls quickly get after the threat. The threat is real. And he goes on to say that he'll provide assistance to homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen who's making the request to the Pentagon anytime line on how long these duty troops might be there. No idea. I was told it could be months to construct the fencing or shore up existing fencing, you know, we're talking one hundred and sixty miles or so now fencing right act of troops were supposed to end their deployment, by the way at the end of the month. So some could be extended maybe other units could take their place. But what we don't know. Right. Will the Pentagon is working on the specific? So we don't have a lot of detail at this point. Let me insertive skeptical question here, the president has said if he doesn't get money for a wall from congress. He might just order the military to build it is that what is going on here. The president doing something of an end run around the border standoff. That's quite possible. At this point, the talks with congress, the Democrats in particular appear to be going nowhere. The Pentagon the president wants five billion dollars for the wall. The Democrats saying that's far too much. In the standoff continues the government shutdown. But of course, a Pentagon has not shut down. And they're ready to take orders from the commander in chief. Thank you. You're welcome NPR's. Tom Bowman one person. And we'll be looking at the Trump administration's immigration policies is the new chairman of the House Judiciary committee, New York, Democrat Jerrold Nadler, welcome to the program. Thank you. Now. Your committee has oversight over many key areas. Right Justice department, voting rights and an immigration as we mentioned on that last issue. You told CBS that the zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of migrant families on the border was a deliberate creation of the White House that they're trying to make things as miserable as possible. In quote, if kids die there apparently willing to have that. Yes. To investigate the deaths of those two migrant children. Yes, we are. We're going to investigate the deaths of those two migrant children and the entire family separation policy. And there are a lot of questions. How could they for example, deport parents to foreign countries? He's making no provision to give the kids back I or even to figure out identification for the kids. So we have kids now months later that may never find your parents again. State-sanctioned kidnapping. Does it feel like investigative actions and oversight? That's really the only recourse. Democrats have right now. Does it feel like you have no real ability to change Trump administration policies? No doesn't feel that way. At all. And you can't talk about that the first day of democratic control, and the new congress, we have a we have leverage investigation, and, publicity, and and oversight is a major constitutional responsibility. And ability that we have the number to the power of the purse, you can't pass a budget without the house as well as the Senate, and we can put requirements in that budget. We can put limitations on the use of funds we can put requirements for the use of funds and so forth. So even if you cannot pass. Subject matter Bill through both houses of the president would veto it. They can't pass a budget without the house consent. So we have considerable leverage. You've also on another topic. You've sponsored a Bill that would protect the special counsel office. Robert Muller was investigating interference in the two thousand sixteen election introduce that Bill today, and you've also threatened to subpoena acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker what do you hope to learn from him? We are very concerned about a massive fraud. And the American people by the president by his campaign in order to obtain office through fraudulent means hush money payments to women Michael Cohen working with the Russians plus obstruction of Justice in the investigation of that we have to look into all of that. And the special counsel is looking into that or into some of it insofar as they may be crimes, but we have to look into all of that to protect the integrity of our elections and the integrity of our democratic system and to protect the American people from being defrauded by by the Trump campaign Ovalles future campaigns for that matter. So that is the prime thing that we have to do we have to put an end to Republican efforts over the last two years to interfere with an undermine the special counsel's investigation. If the Muller investigation uncovers evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors are you prepared to pursue impeachment? And even if it's politically unpopular it's too early. To talk about impeachment. But what is important at this point is to follow all the facts where they lead to make sure that those facts are public and to make sure that they're not interfered with by the Trump administration. So if a special counsel issues report, we have to make sure that that report is is it becomes public. If necessary we'll subpoena it necessarily will quote Muller to testify in front of the committee about it. We have to make sure that it's not varied by the Trump administration. Bye bye Whitaker or by bar. The President Trump has been implicated and campaign law violations. As part of Michael Collins plea, something like that an impeachable offense. It could be that. I don't wanna get into impeachment now. 'cause it when we're not prepared for that. At this point. The some of what he's been accused of could be impeachable. Offenses. But the real question now is to find out what happened to find out. What frauds were committed but frauds against American democracy. And to make sure the public knows that the public can judge, and we can judge in the judiciary committee instead of where we should go from there whether to be impeachment whether it should be protective legislation for the future. Whatever it may be. And you were earlier you were speaking about William bar, the White House nominee for attorney general. Yes. And and the acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker is it possible that you will overplay your hand.
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"I'm Jamie Floyd hundreds of severely mentally ill New Yorkers have been moved out of institutions and into private apartments over the past four years. These efforts were intended to get the mentally ill out of squalid conditions in nursing homes and allow them to live independently. But an investigation by propublica and the PBS series frontline has found that for some people. The program was meant to help. The consequences have been devastating Joaquin sapient co wrote the story and he joins us now in our studios. Welcome back to WNYC. Thanks for having me. It's good to be here. So I it was a legal settlement to a lawsuit that started all of this. What was that lawsuit all about? And what did the settlement try to do? So the lawsuit was filed in two thousand three and it was actually a response to a series of stories in the New York Times about what are called adult home, Caesar large private institutions that. Came to house the mentally ill after they had left state psychiatric hospitals, and they were initially envisioned as a humane alternative to the state psychiatric homes, but they themselves became centers of neglect and abuse and advocates filed a lawsuit arguing that many of the people living in these homes really did not need to be under twenty four hour watch to begin with and that they could live in their own apartments with the right help the litigation went on for many many years, and then the state opted to settle and so in two thousand fourteen consent decree was issued to begin to usher people out of the adult homes into supported housing. Now. Just last month. New York state said that there are seven hundred sixty four patients that had been moved into these private quarters under that settlement. And you say the plan may have failed as many as half of those patients, we spoke with many people that have been very closely involved in this transition from social service workers to nonprofit executives who were concerned that anywhere from one quarter to one half of the people that have moved out are struggling to live safely in the community that the help that they're offered is not adequate. And that it's quite possible that they were really never ready to leave to begin with. We certainly found a number of people who are doing very well. But then there are others like Abraham Clemente whose apartment was alive with insects. He told us that he thought he could crush and smoke is antipsychotic medication to achieve its intended effect. He was clearly in a really really rough state and the. The service providers seemed at a loss, and you also report that the case workers often didn't have enough background information about them or that the case workers were ill prepared themselves to do the work. I think often times where you find as the folks who are least qualified or have the least experience, they're they're the ones entering these apartments and trying to help some of these folks, but they're not necessarily prepared to help somebody with a level of need that they're being asked to help you even have some numbers that thirty two patients had died is that right? So part of the problem that we discovered was that the state has only recently developed a system to track outcomes to track incidents among this population. And they did release numbers showing that as of mid November thirty two people had died and thirty nine people had returned to the adult homes. We don't have for instance, the number of people that have become homeless or the number of people who might be incarcerated or the number of people who have transitioned into a higher level of care. There is an independent monitor that was installed to oversee this vary and bishops transition and one of the things that he has consistently said over the last four years is that the state needs to develop more formal systemic means of tracking people. Through this system. So we can understand why when things go wrong and learn from it. Keen Sapien is a reporter for propublica. Thanks so much for coming in. Thanks very much for having me..
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"Eleanor Beardsley, your news Paris on Wall Street, stocks were mixed on news of the arrest of a chop. Chinese technology executive on suspicion of trying to evade US curbs on trade with Iran. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down seventy nine points at twenty four thousand nine hundred forty seven the NASDAQ was up Twenty-nine points. This is NPR. You're listening to WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd to bystanders were wounded in a Bronx gunfight between police suspected shooter last night. Police shot and wounded a man they say was trying to flee the scene of a drug related shooting, a female bystander and a twelve year old girl were hit in the exchange and transported to the hospital all three or in stable condition. No officers were injured. The NYPD says officers were in the university heights neighborhood at about six PM yesterday when they saw masked suspect with the backpack running toward them. He produced a firearm and exchanged gunfire with police. The suspect was shot in the neck and foot officials have recovered the gun. They say was used in the shooting along with the backpack, which they say contained drugs from an earlier robbery. And the NYPD officer accused of fatally choking a Staten Island man for years ago is scheduled to undergo a departmental trial. In mid-may, an administrative judge is set the date today shortly after the two thousand fourteen incident, a grand jury declined to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo on criminal charges now and NYPD watchdog this villian complete review board is pursuing the departmental case at a rally outside police headquarters, the victim's mother, Gwen Carr said Pantaleo is not the only one who should be held accountable. Actually Justice would look like when everybody who was involved in my son's murder that day stands accountable and lose their job at today's hearing Pantaleo pleaded not guilty. And it's now up to Albany to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana by candidates for New York City. Public advocate are already offering their plans for how to spend the tax revenue it. Could generate former council speaker, Melissa Mark Viverito says at least half of it should be used to fix the subway. And we need infusion of revenue now for the MTA not five years from now three years from now. And if we legalize marijuana this is one of the foster sources of revenue that we can see in the state of New York. She says the revenue could also support communities of color who have been disproportionately affected by marijuana enforcement. But public advocate candidate Rafael Espinel says all the money should be spent on public housing and building out low level offenders, currently thirty two degrees in central park
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"Stocks finished higher on Wall Street after another see-saw session to end the trading week. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. Authorities have arrested a ninth member of the far-right. Proud boys group in connection with a brawl in New York last month. Thirty one year old Kyle Burrell is charged with rioting and attempted assault. The clash with antiga. Protesters occurred outside the upper east side Republican club. A new report finds three top Nitra administrators. Falsified elevator inspection reports between two thousand fourteen and June of this year. They surrendered to thirties this week a daily news reporter, Greg Smith says the defendants allegedly padded the inspections to help the housing authority meet maintenance requirements, the system itself relies on the people who inspect it and that system is broken. So. They'll tell you that the elevators are that they have the situation under control, but I'm leery of anything that doesn't have proper oversight. And this system does not have proper oversight the Manhattan District. Attorney will handle the case and at LaGuardia Airport. A new concourse with eighteen gates is opening this weekend as part of a broader eight billion dollar overhaul. The airport will eventually add more than seventy new gates in six concourses and two new arrival and departure halls other plan changes include improving rail service between LaGuardia and midtown as well as fourteen miles of new roads leading to the airport and a statue of Shirley Chisholm. The first black woman to serve in congress is planned for the Parkside entrance. You Brooklyn's prospect park by twenty twenty the artists selected to design the statute will be announced early next year Chisolm represented New York's twelfth congressional district from nineteen sixty nine to nineteen Eighty-three. She also made history being the first woman to pursue the democratic nomination for. President. I am the candidate of the people. I'm america..
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"Washington debate is slated this evening between two candidates in unexpectedly. Contentious Mississippi Senate race, Republican Senator Cindy Hyde. Smith faces a runoff next week against democrat. Mike Espy the runoff race has become embroiled in controversy after a video surfaced on Twitter from a campaign event for Senator Cindy, Hyde Smith in Tupelo Mississippi earlier this month, and it she can be heard praising supporter by saying, quote, if he invited me to a public hanging. I'd be on the front row given Mississippi's history of racist violence against black people many observers heard that comment as a disturbing reference to lynching Hyde Smith who is white said in a statement that quote, any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous her opponent. Former congressman in US agriculture secretary. Mike Espy is African American. No candidate got more than fifty percent of the vote on November six sending the race to a runoff. Next week. You're listening to NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd, the head of New York City's board of election says the ballot is the reason for long lines on election day, the perforated to page ballot presented a series of problems never before experienced by the board or anywhere in the country. The only executive director Michael Ryan, he spoke to city council members during a nearly four hour long hearing today said his agency just didn't have enough time to test the scanners with that amount of paper city council speaker Cory Johnson said he expects a full plan from the city and state officials about how to fix these issues for quote, the next election and the one after that and the one after that. The man accused of killing a New York City. Toddler best known as baby hope has died in custody. The New York Times reporting that Corrado Juarez died Sunday due to complications related upon create a cancer. The fifty seven year old former restaurant worker was awaiting trial for the last five years. What is was charged in the murder of four year old on Djelic Custodio whose body was found in a cooler left in a wooded area area in upper Manhattan back in nineteen Ninety-one. Prosecutors say she had been suffocated and molested her killing remained unsolved for more than two decades, and predatory lenders in New Yorker taking advantage of an arcane legal document that allows them to immediately sees borrower's assets when they default, and in some cases, even when they don't the loophole is called a confession of judgment it forces small-time borrowers to forfeit their rights. If the lenders. Decide to sue Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporters Meyde Meidlinger says that most of these lenders are actually from out of state. The lenders have figured out that the New York state court system is the best for what they're trying to do here. And so they typically go to upstate county clerk's offices where people are just kind of sitting there rubber-stamping these judgments, there's no judge involved and mitre says these are impossible to overturn forty seven degrees. Support for NPR comes from i-drive may grow remote PC, providing real time remote access to PC's Maxon servers from anywhere for use win telecommuting or for remote management. Learn more at remote dot com slash NPR. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. Ari Shapiro before heading to his mar-a-lago resort for thanksgiving today. President Trump took questions from reporters on the lawn of the White House as his helicopter waited. The topics included his statement on Saudi Arabia. A legal setback on his new asylum. Restrictions and his daughter Ivanka is use of a personal Email address. He spoke out against the ninth circuit court of appeals the federal appeals court for the western US. That's where judge yesterday temporarily halted the administration's new restrictions on asylum-seekers, Trump suggested the court was biased. No matter. What you do? No
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"I'm Jamie Floyd last week. We brought you the story of John Carlos and Tommie Smith the track stars who famously raised their fists during their medal ceremony at the nineteen sixty eight Olympic Games in Mexico City, the Olympic two hundred meters. Golden bronze medallists had been suspended by the United States Olympic committee fifty years ago. This week was the final game in the Olympic men's basketball championship Yugoslavia versus the United States. But America's best college player was missing Lou Alston door. We now know him as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar one of the greatest players the sport has ever known. He had decided he would boycott the Olympics almost a full year earlier. It was November twenty second nineteen sixty seven at the black student conference in Los Angeles. Harry Edwards was a fiery young speaker and as a leader of black student athletes nationwide. He wanted to marshal their notoriety. And talent our churches were being bombed leaders were being shot down in broad open daylight black people were being beaten driven down the street like basketball's with fire hoses that were so powerful. They would take the bark off of trees all of this led words to co found the Olympic project for human rights, and we saw this went beyond trying to get a court judgment to halt this kind of behavior. We thought that it was necessary to bring this situation before the world at first Edwards have them talking about staying away from the summer games altogether. Absolutely support this bar caught. The Reverend Martin Luther King junior even met with the black athletes at that meeting to endorse their plan. And I might say that we support it because this is a protest and a struggle. But in the end, only one athlete actually did boycott the games that summer. Big air. Lou our dinner is the center of attraction cinder.
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"Tropical storm, Gordon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by the time. It makes landfall tonight on the north central Gulf Coast. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports the biggest threat will be floods. Forecasters say Gordon will likely come ashore in Mississippi as a minimal hurricane but a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast is preparing for life threatening inundation from both storm surge and heavy rains, Richard Pasch with the National Hurricane Center says four to eight inches of rain is likely with higher accumulation in some areas, we can have isolated totals over portions of Louisiana southern Alabama. Southern Mississippi parts of Arkansas, western Florida, panhandle in some locations as much as twelve inches. The governors of Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama have declared states of emergency voluntary evacuations are underway in flood
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"On Monday the US and Mexico reached a tentative deal on, a revamp regional pack that excludes Canada America's second. Largest trading partner business leaders from both the US and, Canada urging negotiators degree to a version of NAFTA that continues to include all three. Nations President Trump has set a Friday deadline to come up with a
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"Considered on WNYC I'm Jamie Floyd this summer in the rockaways? Building at a former military base that. Was previously used to repair trains, will be the home of a site specific art installation it's called narcissist garden and its creator is. The well-known and increasingly popular artists, Yoku SAMA WNYC's culture editor Charlie Herman went to check it out as part of our summer escapes and he's here with me in the. Studio hey Charlie hi Jamie so why do I think narcissist. Garden isn't really a garden what is this about you are correct it consists of about fifteen hundred highly polished silver spears that are about a foot across. And they are carefully placed across the floor some of them are clumped together others sort of spread out and you can walk around them and among them and kind of lose yourself in this field as it were but the crucial, part of the exhibit, really, is the location it's at fort Tilden which is this Former army base that is now part of the gateway national recreation area national park and the forties right along the. Beach and. That includes this building and it was damaged. During sandy and from the outside it looks like it's about to fall apart there are holes in the ceiling and the glasses smashed out and their plans kind of growing. Everywhere and so it's, kind of this juxtaposition of this decaying structure with these new shiny. Spheres it seems like. Who Summa's name is out there a lot recently yeah it really, is I would say in the past couple. Of, years, she's, had. This meteoric rise she has been making art for a very? Long time she is almost ninety years. Old now but in the last, couple of years she's become incredibly popular she's had shows she had one just recently in Chelsea at. The David's Werner gallery she had, a show in Washington DC there are long long lines we're talking hours to get in to see her work and often times you can. Only go in for a short period of time and this. Particular work nurse issus garden it has Been done before I it's been around, it was at, central park it was recently up in Connecticut at. Philip Johnson's glass house so this is a work that has. Been done before if, it's been around for several years and there. Have been these several iterations when was the first iteration the original installation well it was first presented. In nineteen sixty six at the Venice Biennale which is this art exhibit and Kusaba of. Kind of just crashed the party she was this lesser known female. Artists, from Japan she. Was living in New York she was not invited, and she just showed up. And put these spears out there and she stood in. The middle of them barefoot in a. Gold kimono with the signs that said, your narcissism for sale. Linzie Levinsky is. A curator and art historian who has done shows about Kosovo's work. She wanted to talk about the art. World and the, fact that. The art world was so enchanted with itself and the. Fact that most human beings on this planet could not afford the art that was being shown at the Venice Biennale. And that's Why she sold the boss for two dollars each so why recreate this work at. Four Tilden in queens in the rockaways this is part of an ongoing free public? Art, series called Rockaway with an exclamation point at the end and it's, led by MoMA Ps one and its director Klaus Biesen Bach and the artists. Patti Smith they are friends and they have homes. In the rockaways and they saw. The damage from sandy in two thousand twelve and it's an area that's still you. Know seeing beach erosion this is Bs and Bach talking about.
Trump says he’ll sanction Turkey over U.S. pastor’s detention
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Barbara Klein the Trump administration is fast approaching it's court ordered deadline to Rian unite the remaining migrant families separated at the southern border by the federal government but as Texas public radio's Ryan poppy. Reports, at least one congressional lawmakers unconvinced, the administration will meet the goal during, a closed-door meeting US homeland secretary Christine Nilsson told. A group of lawmakers that included congressman Joaquin Castro the administration is on track to comply with southern California U S District judge. Dana sat Ross deadline, I'll be surprised if they actually meet the. Deadline because there are still hundreds. Of people that need to be reunited for them to meet that deadline as she did say that they know the. Identities, of, every, child, and every parent however Castro says during that same, meeting Nielsen also sat the administration had deported four. Hundred sixty three migrant parents without their children? Nielsen told Castro that the federal Government was assigning these children a guardian and would eventually be. Placed in foster care for, NPR news I'm Ryan poppy in Austin attorney general. Jeff Sessions is standing by his deputy rod Rosenstein my deputy, rod, Rosenstein, is highly capable I have the highest confidence in him sessions comment. Comes after a group of hardline conservative House Republicans introduced. Articles of impeachment against. Rosenstein last night they. Argue he failed to provide documents from the Russia probe which Rosenstein overseas sessions is urging lawmakers to focus on more pressing issues the Trump administration is threatening to impose sanctions on Turkey if it doesn't free an American pastor NPR's Michelle. Kellerman, reports on Kara's responding by accusing, Washington of damaging the US Turkey alliance, pastor Andrew Brunson was let out of a Turkish. Jail this week after one and Half years. But it's still under house arrest President Trump says on. Twitter this innocent man of faith should be released immediately and vice President Mike Pence says the US is ready to impose significant sanctions. On Turkey release pastor Andrew Brunson now or be prepared to face the consequences He was speaking of the, State Department I ever, conference to advance religious freedom a spokesperson for Turkey's president calls the threatening language unacceptable n calls on the US to adopt a. Quote more, constructive position Michelle Kellerman NPR news the State Department in one of the, worst single. Day losses in stock trading history Facebook stock. Collapsed today wiping. Out one hundred nineteen billion dollars market value this after a disappointing earnings report yesterday. And in a look at Wall Street in general the Dow closed up one, hundred twelve points at twenty five thousand, five twenty seven this is NPR. And you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd Wednesday's elections in Pakistan were just the second time. In the country, seventy year history that one civilian government handed power to another after, serving out a full term but not all Pakistani Amirah Are celebrating the transition as a democratic. Milestone twenty two year old Ali Molik. Works at Lahore Pakistani deli in SoHo. And he thinks the vote count was unreliable I, don't accept these reserve because they one that happen by, election commission the. Accepted and they said these some electronic problems the unofficial winner of Wednesday's election was former cricket star Imran, Khan, PTI party's opposition, parties have cried foul and allege widespread vote rigging in the national election mayor de Blasio is taking another step towards expanding his. National political, profile he's launching a new political action committee he says the money raised, will go. Towards travel costs for himself and first lady. Shirley McRae anticipated. State and federal candidates we have a lot we have to get done for New. York City it cannot be done just here there are things in York seed, needs that happened in all Albany that happened in Washington that cannot happen with the current political status quo Blasios says the pack is different from his controversial campaign for New York, which got large donations from people with business. Before the city that led to federal and state corruption investigations Bossio says. The new pack will limit contributions and banned donations. From corporations LLC's and people registered as doing business, with New York, City and the area around the intersection where a steam pipe exploded last week is almost back to normal emergency management officials say thirty six of the forty five. Buildings initially declared off limits and Manhattan's. Flatiron are, now open nine other buildings do remain closed they're being. Decontaminated for us, best does all streets and sidewalks are. Open except for the area immediately around Fifth Avenue and twenty first street. Currently eighty three degrees and overcast..
Trader Joe's worker was killed by officer's bullet, LAPD says
"Down and have, one on ones, with foreign leaders but what I think matters is the message and if the message is stop, meddling, in our country stop violating our sovereignty than I support. That but that's the. Message that counts meanwhile Ryan dismissed Trump's plan to revoke security clearances from top former national. Security officials calling it a mild form of quote trolling rather than a serious attack, on descent the LAPD is confirming that it was a police officer's bullet killed a trader Joe's employees in shootout at, an LA store over, the weekend and he over-centralisation KPCC reports police. Had been aiming at gene Atkins After he had shot at them LAPD. Chief Michael Moore said, trader Joe's assistant manager. Melita Caratto was exiting the store at the same time officers were returning fire on, the gunman headed. Inside that's when the officers bullet hitter coronal ran back into the store in class behind, the manager's desk, her death is prompting scrutiny of the officer's. Decision to fire near a busy store front the chief is standing by their. Split second choice made as the gunman was on his way inside I believe my officers actions were, taken to defend themselves and in direct response. To the deadly threat posed by. Atkins, though it wasn't his bullet Atkins is being charged with the employees murder for, NPR news I'm Anne Gilbertson in Los Angeles all street end of the day in. Mix territory the Dow up one hundred ninety seven points to close a twenty five thousand two hundred forty one the NASDAQ down one point, at seventy eight forty and. The s&p five hundred up thirteen at Twenty eight twenty. This is. NPR and you're listening to WNYC I'm Jamie Floyd attorneys for Pablo v Asensio are asking a. Federal judge to release him from detention the undocumented. Immigrant was detained in June while delivering pizza to the fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn much of. Today's court hearing focused. On whether the case should be argued in New York or New. Jersey where the man is being held legal aid attorney Gregory Copeland is part of the of Asensio's. Legal team and he says moving the case New Jersey would only delay things this case is about a family that was torn apart and I think that having that family reunited as soon as possible is. What matters here the federal government says the events yo is deportable because he was, ordered to leave the US voluntarily back in twenty ten the de Blasios administration is trying to raise. The ratio of female to male statues in New York City which is now abysmally low thirty Eighty. Three year old Brooklyn resident Aimal monsoon says her choice would be civil rights leader and investigative journalist. Ida b wells she never got the recognition that she needed even posthumously when, she passed away their, time doing a bit, on her at all but the work that she did is still felt today so I would go and put an altar statue the. Group she built NYC is taking suggestions on which female, historical figure should, get a statue, tune into the Brian Lehrer show. Tomorrow to hear deputy mayor Alicia Glen described details on, how to submit your nomination and you can call in to and in New Jersey the. Meadowlands racetrack has taken a nearly three point five million dollars in sports bets since it began accepting them nine days ago. Baseball betting generated the bulk of that total with the race track reporting earnings of more than one million, dollars over the July fourteenth weekend And another six hundred fifty thousand dollars just this past Saturday so.
Ivanka Trump fashion brand shutting down
"The brand's ability to grow when Donald Trump was, elected his family was criticized by ethics watchdogs for deciding to continue to own and frosted. From various businesses while also running the country first daughter Ivanka Trump arrived at, the White House, with, a fashion, brand named after herself but as she. Became a presidential advisor she stepped down from managing the company and. Put it in a trust now. Ivanka Trump says because she plans to stay in Washington, indefinitely it's only fair to her team and partners to close down the Ivanka Trump fashion brand this is NPR, and, you're, listening to, WNYC I'm Jamie. Floyd local officials are criticizing the owner The daily news that decision to lay off half the newspaper's staff mayor de Blasios called the decision greedy saying trunk that Chicago based company that owns the, paper should, sell, the daily. News. To quote someone committed to journalism Trump has made cuts across many of the. Local papers under its control including the Baltimore Sun and. The Chicago Tribune appearing on WNYC's the takeaway New York Times media reporter Jacqueline Peiser also questioned trunks broader strategy I personally don't. Understand why they find the interest in buying these media companies if they don't care about. Journalism trunk acquired the daily news last, year from longtime owner mort Zuckerman for one dollar more buildings closed after..
President Trump, Iran and President discussed on All Things Considered
"Live from NPR news in. Washington I'm Janine Herbst White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is refusing to say, whether President, Trump consulted. With national security aides before sending a late night tweet that. Appeared to, threaten war with Ron the tweet came in response to, remarks from Iran's president Hassan Rohani warning that, war with Iran would be the mother of all war NPR ceremony Kevin has. More from the White House Trump's tweet and all caps warned Iran's president to quote. Never ever, threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences, the likes of which few throughout history have suffered before questioned about the tweet White House press secretary Sarah Sanders pointed to the Iranian leaders remarks the president's been I think pretty strong since day one in his. Language towards Iran he was. Responding to comments made from. Them and he's going to continue to focus on. The, safety insecurity of American people senators declined to give details on what it would take for Trump to negotiate directly she. Said the goal is to? Keep nuclear weapons out of Iran Hands Trump recently pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal over the objections of many US allies Serra mccamman NPR news the White House newly released. Commercial satellite images indicate North Korea has started making good, on its pledge to dismantle a space launch rocket engine testing complex as NPR's. David welna reports it's the first sign that Kim Jong UN is fulfilling what President. Trump says he promised, to do in their meeting last month, in Singapore the satellite photos. Were published by thirty eight north of respected independent website that analyzes developments North, Korea they, show before. And after shots of the so high satellite launch site with. The partial, dismantlement of a rail mountain structure where space launch vehicles, are assembled it also appears to show the, complete dismantlement of a rocket engine vertical test stand six weeks ago President Trump. Declared North Korea was destroying the site the website however says the demolition work seems. To have, begun only in the past two weeks other reports indicate North Korea is actually ramping up its nuclear. Weapons program David welna, NPR news Washington in Toronto an investigation continues into why twenty nine year old Fazle Hussain opened fire and the busy greektown section of the city Sunday night killing, two people and. Wounding thirteen others he was found dead after exchanging gunfire with police but it's unclear if he died from the shootout or a self inflicted. Wound Toronto police detective sergeant Terry Brown we have control of the city this is an, incident that has occurred is tragic incident there are many many many moving parts and victims to this incident but we will get through this family says he suffered from. Mental severe mental health problems but they could never have imagined this happening Wall Street ending the day, in mixed territory the Dow down thirteen points the. NASDAQ up, twenty, one the s. and p. five hundred up five points you're listening to NPR. News from Washington And I'm Jamie Floyd for WNYC in New York former New York state legislative employees who say they've experienced sexual harassment, while working in the capital are calling. On the state attorney general Andy elected officials to, release them from nondisclosure agreements members of the sexual harassment working group say the state, utilizes NDA's to keep victim. Silent by threatening monetary penalties attorney. General candidate zephyr teach out says this contributes to a. Culture of silence, around, investigating and punishing harassers at the state level, nobody understands who and how and where they should go to get a final result and, no one is finally responsible teach out is calling on, the state's ethics commission to be, more transparent about investigating harassment, and project witnesses who do come forward after some setbacks the fifteen month old. Pilot program to clean up the Ghana's Canal is in its final stages. EPA regional administrator Pete Lopez said today it took longer than expected. To figure out how to dredge the canal problem, started when crews began to install steel plates along the sides of the canal initial approach was a little too vigorous for the canal. Was creating some some vibration that was causing some, problems with the Jason building so we. Had to rethink that the vibrations even caused the promenade of the whole foods in Ghana's to sink slightly into the canal the says the pilot which focused on only small portions of the canal is, six months behind schedule full dredging on the rest of the waterway won't begin until..
Manafort trial delayed as judge approves immunity for 5 witnesses
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Janine, Herbst a federal judge granting a bid to delay the criminal trial of President Trump's former campaign. Manager Paul manafort's trial was set to begin this week NPR's Windsor Johnston reports his, attorneys are getting, until the end of the month two review documents in the case the defense team had requested a delay after receiving more. Than one hundred thousand documents related to the case over the. Past month. Many of them came from electronic devices seized from manafort's former business partner Rick gates who has already pleaded guilty to charges and the special counsels Russia investigation the judge also granted the request for. Five witnesses to testify with immunity Manafort faces sixteen. Counts including Bank fraud tax evasion and conspiracy most of the charges, stem from activities that predate the five months Manafort worked on the Trump, campaign none of them relate directly to allegations? Of coordination with Russia Windsor Johnston NPR, news Washington President Trump is considering revoking security clearances for six former Obama. Administration intelligence and law. Enforcement officials including former CIA director John Brennan and former FBI director James. Comey home Trump fired White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, says in some. Cases these people, quote monetize their clearances both Brennan and Komi are frequent Trump critics US Olympic swimming star Ryan locked he is in trouble again, the US anti doping agency suspended him for fourteen months for a rules, violation ATI winner of twelve Olympic medals was previously banned for an incident at the 2016 Rio. De Janeiro Olympics NPR's Tom Goldman has more the US anti-doping agency you Sada is, not suspending Ryan, locked de for taking a banned substance his punishment is for violating a rule about IV infusions in the violation appears to. Be self inflicted in may locked e posted an Instagram photo, showing him Hooked up to an IV with the. Caption athletic recovery with some hashtag vitamins the picture, prompted a, you Sada investigation which determined he used the IV with a legal substance, but without a required therapeutic, use exemption locked he, has acknowledged quote there are rules. And you have to obey, them the, Thirty-three-year-old can't. Compete until next, July he still, plans to train for the twenty, twenty Olympics tangled -ment NPR news an investigation into the sinking, of, a, duck. Boat that left seventeen. People, dead look at whether operators violated the coastguards rules on entering the water during, a storm the Viviers vehicle capsized on a lake in Branson Missouri last week as the area was under a. Severe thunderstorm warning with your hurricane strength winds. US coast guard captain Scott Stormer says the boat was raised from the. Water today one of the focuses of the investigation certainly is to determine the vessels condition throughout the casualty the NTSB is also investigating this is, NPR news And I'm Jamie Floyd for WNYC New York, lawmakers are expressing skepticism that the Trump administration. Will meet Thursday's court, order deadline to reunite migrant children taken from their. Parents at the border New York congresswoman. Nydia Velazquez says the administration's failure will not go on noticed Mr President history will judge you but most importantly voters will judge you maybe a November the. Administration failed to meet an earlier deadline to return all children under five to their. Parents by July tenth fewer than half of those, families were reunited by that date hundreds of forcibly separated children were brought to New York, and the daily news has laid off half of its newsroom staff that happened earlier today. The newspaper a fixture in New York City for the last century was sold last year for. Just one dollar to the owner of the ship Kogyo trip. Photographer Todd as l. was among, those who lost his job and governor Andrew Cuomo says he was taken by surprise by. The lay, offs and that he reached out to the paper's owner to offer help if there's a way for the state to be helpful financially We will, be because we want to keep that institution sprung it's a New York institution we want to keep those jobs. In New York the newspaper says it will focus more on breaking news and it's digital audience will have complete. Coverage coming up after news headlines New York City officials say nine buildings affected..
Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of soliciting bribes
"To sell out America proves the Russians must have something personally politically or financially on. President Trump earlier house speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed America's. Alliance with NATO and Europe it was a departure from President Trump's. Remarks ahead of the meeting with Putin when Trump called, the Twenty-eight nation European Union a trade. Folk Trump's summit with Putin was held days after special. Counsel Robert Muller indicted twelve Russian military intelligence officers for their roles in the hacking of. Democratic Party, and other government, computer systems in other, news the Environmental Protection Agency is considering limits on the science it uses to make regulations NPR's. Rebecca hersher, reports many, scientists are alarmed by. The proposal air water and chemical regulations are based on scientific studies for example studies. About how, particulates in the air affect. People's lungs or how common chemicals, affect cancer risk many of those studies analyzed confidential medical data information that's used. For research but not released the public now the EPA with support from fossil fuel and chemical industry groups is arguing. That, such, research isn't trustworthy because the, raw data can't be made public the proposed rule. Would exclude such studies from Regulatory consideration many scientists and doctors disagree at a packed public hearing dozens of. People testified. That the rule would undermine the scientific process and would weaken public health, regulations Rebecca hersher, NPR news this is NPR and you're listening to WNYC in New York I'm Jamie Floyd the. Former New. York state Senate, leader and his son have been found guilty of bribery. And extortion it's the fourth corruption, conviction, of a. Major state official far this year Karen, DeWitt reports, from Albany dean and Adams scallops had been. Convicted in, two thousand fifteen of crimes that included the elder scales arranging no show jobs were three hundred. Thousand dollars for his son but the conviction was overturned on appeal in the retrial jury for the. Second, time found both Scelo skill ty- on all counts in the second trial dean skeleton took the stand and testified that he did help get his. Son jobs but he said it wasn't an Exchange for political favors in the. End the jury didn't buy his version they instead agreed. With the prosecution that the job payments to Adam actually bribes and a federal judge has temporarily blocked, the government, from transferring. Any migrant children who had been sent to New York until. They can meet. With their attorneys hundreds of kids were sent to foster care agencies in New York after being separated. From their parents at the US Mexico border and must now be reunited, with them but Hassan she, fa- kala of the legal aid society in New York says the government was starting to move the children without telling their attorneys asking for is forty eight hours so, that we have.
Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedative
"Live from npr news in washington i'm deal willman president trump and german chancellor angela merkel held bilateral talks today during the nato gathering in brussels speaking through an interpreter mirko said she was grateful for discussions with trump let me say that i'm a very seasoned jazz for the exchanges us at indeed community to have an exchange about economic on pursue such as migration and also the future of a chafee nations earlier in the day trump blasted germany for its joint natural gas line venture with russia's saying merkel's government is captive to that country a nevada judge has delayed an execution because the drug maker has objected to one of its products being used as part of the lethal injection npr's aina jaffe reports that scott raymond dosier was scheduled to be executed tonight in the northern nevada town of ille if the decision holds this would be the first time that an execution has been halted because of a successful lawsuit by drugmaker alvin said it didn't want it sedatives my dazzle them to be used in a quote botched execution the company also claimed that the state of nevada had obtained the drug under false pretenses drug company sandoz has also objected to nevada using one of their drugs in executions that has not formerly joined the lawsuit fortysevenyearold scott raymond dosier has said he'd rather die than live in prison and that he doesn't mind zach is painful he was convicted of murdering and dismembering twenty two year old jeremiah miller who'd come to a las vegas motel to purchase ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine either jaffe npr news the celebrations have begun in croatia following that country's come from behind to two one win over england in the world cup semifinal croatia was behind one nil until the sixty eighth minute and the go ahead goal came in the one hundred ninth minute with stocks the dow jones industrial average closed down two hundred nineteen points the nasdaq also was down forty two this is npr and you're listening to wnyc i'm jamie floyd wnyc has learned to young migrant children separated from their parents at the border were successfully reunited with their families here in new york wnyc's beth fertig has more sources and city government say immigration and customs enforcement brought to father to new york on tuesday to reunite them with their young sons that was the deadline set by a federal judge in california for the trump administration to reunite kids under the age of five with their parents the two families were received by lutheran social services and catholic guardian services hundreds of migrant children in new york were separated from their families after illegally crossing the border but government officials say they don't know how many are under the age of five federal officials did not respond to requests for more information about the children tune into the brian lehrer show tomorrow morning at ten for the latest on the trump administration's family separation policy and how it's playing out here in new york jersey city's mayor wants officials to scrap a contract to detain immigrants at the hudson county jail this in response to wnyc's report that the recently expired contract with isis close to renewal wnyc's matt katz reports steve full of is the mayor of one of the most diverse cities in the nation and the largest and democratic controlled hudson county he says if you oppose president trump's immigration agenda you can't jail the immigrants victimized by most if not all of the elected officials here speak to the fact that we don't support the trump policy but in actuality when you look at what they're doing they're actually doing something that opposite what they're saying essex in bergen county's also contract with ice the gel immigrants the three counties are paid six million dollars a month and mayor de blasio is denying allegations that he violated immigration laws when crossing the border during a visit near el paso last month the claims are outlined in a letter from us customs and border protection which was obtained by a p de blasio joined about twenty other mayors from across the country at the border to visit a holding facility for immigrant children he was denied entry he and his security detail went into mexico and then crossed into the us to get a view of the facility the letter was sent june twenty fifth to the nypd who runs the blasios security detail a spokesperson for the mayor says the group did nothing illegal tonight isolated showers and thunderstorms currently seventy seven degrees in central park at.
Private sector adds 177,000 jobs in June, ADP says
"Live from npr news in washington i'm jack speer muchmaligned environmental protection agency administrator scott pruitt has announced he is stepping down npr's scott detro is more over the past few months pruitt has faced scandal after scandal from reports he authorized excessive spending for personal travel and security to reports he rented a room from a lobbyist at a below market rate to reports he used his official position to try and land his wife had job among others throughout all president trump's stuck by his administrator but now trump says he's accepted pruitt's resignation during his time on the job the former oklahoma attorney general started the process of unraveling scores of obama era environmental protections chief among them the federal government's main plan to lower national carbon dioxide emissions by shifting the energy sector away from coal scott tetreault npr news deputy epa administrator andrew wheeler will take over as acting administrator effective monday the trump administration says it will extend temporary protections for immigrants from yemen because of the country's brutal civil war npr's joel rose reports the department of homeland security announced the eighteen month extension thursday the decision means the roughly twelve hundred and fifty yemenis can continue to live and work legally in the us until at least march of twenty twenty the trump administration has shown great skepticism about temporary protected status or tps it's already announced the end of tps for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from other countries including el salvador haiti that led immigrant advocates to worry the administration would do the same for yemen but the department of homeland security says it will extend tps for yemen because of the civil war that's killed thousands and brought the country's economy to a standstill however the administration will not accept any new applicants from yemen unless they've been in the us since before 2017 joel rose npr news you've been services secretary alex as ours says the government will meet court deadlines too reunite migrant children with their parents also noted many of those reunited families will remain in the custody of immigration authorities are telling reporters today the government has been keeping tabs on the more than two thousand children who are separated from their parents at the border we do know i want to be very clear about this where every child is and we know each is being well taken care of federal judges ordered the children under the age of five be reunited with their parents by tuesday the rest by month's end as our says dna testing is being used to speed up the process strong private sector jobs numbers for june or generating optimism that when the government releases its more inclusive employment report tomorrow it will show similar gains payroll processor adp says the figures show private employers added one hundred seventy seven thousand jobs in june tech sector rally helped boost wall street today the dow jones industrial average was up one hundred and eighty one points the nasdaq rose eighty three points the sp five hundred was up twenty three this is npr and you're listening to wnyc in new york i'm jamie floyd a staten island woman who climbed the statue of liberty yesterday has been charged in federal court the us attorney's office for the southern district of new york has charged theresa kumo with trespassing interfering with a government agency and disorderly conduct she pleaded not guilty a climbed the base of the statue at around three o'clock yesterday afternoon where she waved a t shirt that said rise and resist and trumpcare makes us sick after nearly a four hour standoff that forced the evacuation of liberty island to pd officers mounted the base wearing harnesses and arrested komo new york city will soon dispatch groups of counselors and peacekeepers to crime scenes throughout the city starting in january the city will send mobile trauma units to offer mental health care and.
Trump administration must turn over information about 2020 census question
"The us justice department more from npr's yuki noguchi glencore shares plunged after it revealed that is under investigation for violations of money laundering and corruption laws the investigation relates to its operations in nigeria the democratic republic of congo and venezuela over the last decade but the company was already under scrutiny for its ethics glencore which operates metal minds and makes and markets agricultural and energy commodities already faced a potential bribery probe related to its mining operations in the congo the company says it is reviewing the subpoena you can achieve npr news washington major us trading partners including the european union china and japan are voicing their concerns about possible us measures on imported autos and parts they appeared before the world trade organization japan's warren such measures could trigger a spiral of countermeasures on wall street the dow dropped one hundred and thirty two points the nasdaq was down sixty five points this is npr and you're listening to wnyc i'm jamie floyd the new york city public housing authority now says it needs thirty two billion dollars to make repairs and improvements over the next five years that's a twentyseven percent increase over its previous estimate andrew ryan a consultant for the citizens budget commission says the authorities only slated to get a quarter of what it needs if you go on this path you are not going to reverse the decline of niger which is already insignificant state of disrepair ryan says federal state and city governments have all failed to support public housing for decades a federal lawsuit challenging a question about citizenship status on the us census is moving forward federal judge in new york has ordered the trump administration to provide information on its decision to include the question on the twenty twenty cents is form in a hearing today judge jesse furman said there is evidence the administration acted in bad faith new york new jersey and several cities and states around the country are suing the us department of commerce and the census bureau over the question arguing it could result in an inaccurate count by discouraging immigrants from participating in the survey and the mta has released the beta version of its new app it's called my mta james ramsay from wnyc's we the commuter project tried it out he says all it works well as an accurate countdown clock if you're standing on a hot subway platform it has some other shortcomings the problem is once i'm on the train and we stall out in a tunnel for about eight minutes and not only is the announcement on the intercom unintelligible but there's no way in the app for me to send a message to the mta saying i'm on this train stalled out.
After Harley spat, Trump says other motorcycle firms may come to U.S.
"Of a stronger economy carmakers reporting higher sales month of june embarrassed dustin dwyer looks at the numbers vehicle sales were up about four percent overall for the month according to an analysis by automotive news the biggest gains were in trucks and suv sales while sales of cars actually declined for some companies ford for example said it's trucks were up three percent an suv sales were up nine percent compared to last year while car sales declined fourteen percent fiat chrysler says it's ram pickup had its best june ever and the jeep cherokee had its best sales month ever automakers are expecting the good news to keep coming in the months ahead thanks to a strong jobs market and recent tax cuts that may give more americans the confidence to buy a new vehicle dustin dwyer npr news president donald trump is continuing his war of words with iconic american motorcycle maker harley davidson after harley announced it might move production out of the us because of new trade tariffs trump now says the administration is courting other motorcycle companies to come to the us harleys announcement might move production of motorcycles sold in europe to facilities outside the us drew condemnation from the president harley was hit by retaliatory tariffs put in place after you wash announced on a host of european goods a wall street today the dow closed down one hundred and thirty two points the nasdaq was down sixty five points this is npr and you're listening to wnyc in new york i'm jamie floyd governor andrew cuomo wants state health officials to oversee the blood testing of children who may have been exposed to lead paint in new york city's public housing buildings the announcement comes after it was revealed that new york city has not been notifying parents of the results of earlier tests that show children living in nitra apartments could potentially have toxic levels of lead in their blood cuomo says his office has been receiving calls from anxious parents they're in certain because they've heard so many different accounts state health commissioner dr howard zucker will meet with representatives from various new york city agencies nitra tenants groups and the federal government to develop an independent system supervised by the state hundreds of thousands of children could be eligible city hall says it's current program a free testing and home inspections.
NYPD guards media outlets after shooting at Maryland newspaper
"The justice department turn over documents related to the russia investigation and the hilary clinton email probe and bureau's ryan lucas says the measure passed on a party line vote the nonbinding resolution gives the justice department until july sixth hand over the documents which have been subpoenaed by republican led house committee's republicans say they need the materials as part of their oversight of the fbi justice department democrats say the resolution is part of a gop campaign to undermine special counsel robert muller's investigation they say republicans are trying to pave the way for the president to fire deputy attorney general rod rosenstein who oversees the russia probe the justice department says it has already turned over nearly nine hundred thousand documents to congress house republicans say they need more records including those related to the surveillance of a former trump campaign aide and they're threatening to hold rosenstein in contempt if he doesn't provide them ryan lucas npr news washington in a report by the state department is warning the children separated from their parents and held in government run facilities do not receive adequate emotional support npr's jackie northern reports it also says children in that situation and be easy targets for human traffickers he annual trafficking in persons report grades how governments worldwide comeback economic and sexual slavery one section describes the potential longterm problems of separating children from their parents and placing them in institutions it says even well run residential institutions are unable to meet a child's need for emotional support the report comes at a time when the us faces backlash for separating families that cross the us mexico border illegally state department official says the us has mechanisms in place that screens trafficking indicators when children crossed the border unaccompanied or if they're separated from their parents and are in care jackie north npr news washington toys r us says it shuttering its last us stores by the end of the week the company which also owns babies r us has been hobbled by five billion in debt after a leveraged by out on wall street today the dow closed up ninety eight points the nasdaq rose fifty eight points you're listening to npr this is wnyc i'm jamie floyd the nypd late this afternoon posted officer officers outside of major media outlets in new york following the shooting at one of the country's oldest newspapers in maryland police said the critical response teams were sent to various news organizations out of an abundance of caution as you've been hearing a gunman at the capital gazette in annapolis maryland shot multiple people at their offices maryland police say they have the suspect in custody our coverage continues right after news headlines port authority of new york and new jersey directors are delaying their vote on whether to raise the minimum wage at its airport above state mandated levels the agency announced today it will extend the multiple the public comment period by thirty days port authority executive rick cotton said the agency wanted to consider several issues brought up by employers including whether the cost of benefits can be considered as part of the hourly wage latebreaking comments with some very complex issues rutted four and we had to do our due diligence in march the port authority voted to approve a draft proposal that would gradually boost the minimum wage to nine hundred dollars by the year twenty twenty three airport workers currently make about ten dollars and forty five cents per hour and some types of electric bikes will officially be legal in new york starting next month the city's department of transportation.
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"This is all things considered on wnyc i'm jamie floyd as many as two hundred immigrant children separated from their parents as part of the trump administration's new zero tolerance policy on immigration have been sent here to the new york area two thousand miles away from the texas border wnyc's math catch joins us now to explain who these children are and where they're staying hey matt other jamie so ma the new policy from the trump administration means immigrants seeking asylum are immediately detained and it also means that if they have children with them those children are taken from them who came across the border without their parents usually older teenagers this was that population of kids but today this could mean any child of any age forcibly split from their parents likely at the border and then escorted by a government contractor all the way to new york to one of these agencies it's believed they're coming here because the number of separations of the border is now into the thousands and they're just running out of beds down there the new york civil liberties union told me a couple of hundred have arrived in the last month or so we don't know exactly where they're being placed but i've confirmed that abbott house in agency in west chester county is housing children's split from their parents and newsday reported that eight are in group home through an agency called mercy i and sets dinner so they live together in one of these facilities in new york city while the mothers asylum claim was being reviewed in the courts then the mother turned eighteen so that made her an adult and even though her asylum claim was still pending she got arrested as part of this new zero tolerance policy so she was taken from her baby and brought to a county jail in new jersey and she was there separate from her child for a couple of months and then she finally gets released on bond but the baby was not then released to her i spoke with sally palae who runs a group that works with refugees and asylum seekers called i friends of new york new jersey and she said the freed mom got to visit her detained two year olds which was even more traumatic my arm and a child crying profusely and so that was a sense of you know increase trauma on the child and on mom because they both and traumatize so it took two weeks for the government to finally allow this agency to turn over the child to the mother and they're now in texas with relatives how then matt to the workers at these agencies feel about taking on children separated from their parents under such dire circumstances from what i've been told there's some hand wringing going on internally in these agencies some of these agencies are religiously connected which has created this odd spot because religious leaders have come out against these policies cardinal timothy dolan the archbishop of new york has called family separation on biblical but catholic guardian services which is affiliated with the archdiocese has received more than seven million dollars in the last six months to provide foster services for unaccompanied alien.
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"To wnyc in new york had 404 i'm jamie floyd as you've been hearing at new york that senior senator chuck schumer says he and president trump made some progress toward a compromise on the budget bill during a meeting this afternoon but the minority leader told reporters the two of them still have quote a good number of disagreements trump phone schumer earlier today to invite him to the white house after republicans in the senate could not muster enough votes on their own to extend the current budget for another month that prevent a government shutdown that could begin as early as midnight democrats insist the budget bill include provisions to renew the daca program which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the us illegally as children to reside here and while lawmakers on capitol hill scrambled to make a deal to keep the federal government up and running past midnight tonight wnyc's danny lewis went out to ask new yorkers about political wrangling down in washington and got mixed results two junior world without some government shutdown no i didn't it does happen to do about monotony it was it on my radar at all no i'm on vacation so home and keeping up wool it won't affect labour lewis gonna freak a lot of people would i know i'm not like hanging on every word of it i got other stuff going on i wish that we see some results and not have everything call into chaos we have until midnight to find out whether everything will fall into chaos and we've got complete coverage on the pending impending shutdown coming up on all things considered right after news headlines meanwhile police are warning drivers to avoid a midtown tomorrow saturday tens of thousands of people expected to flood the area for the woman's matt march the root is between columbus circle and bryant park along sixth avenue marchers will enter on central park west at seventy first street a handful of walks along the march route will be shut off to traffic beginning at eleven o'clock in the morning and lasting until three o'clock in the afternoon the city's department of transportation has.
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"Wnyc i'm jamie floyd member of new york city's haitian community are psat add reports of president trump's insulting comments about haiti are disrupting at memorials for the 2010 earthquake reco do cui is station manager of radio so lay in front bush if broadcast radio from haiti to the tristate area he says that the fact that today is the eighth anniversary of the devastating haiti earthquake makes the president's comments all all the worse that's what we are we leaving right now the front would be we should be concentrating uh on uh not uh they're not to have at least two hundred thirty thousand people died in the earthquake that the trump administration recently said it is ending at temporary protected status or tps for nearly sixty thousand haitian immigrants who came to the us after the earthquake as you've been hearing trump is now denying his comments of yesterday including in a tweet in which he said he has quote a wonderful relationship with haitians politicians are usually eager to investigate sexual harassment claims against rivals from an opposition party but in albany things are a bit different the republican leader of the state senate john flanagan says it's too late for the legislature to look into allegations a former staffers bringing against jeff climb because she no longer works for the state klein is a democrat but also leads the group of fellow democratic state senators who caucus with republicans to give the gop the majority in that chamber klein's accuser says klein forcibly kister outside a bar in albany one night three years ago klein denies the accusation and has asked the stage joint commission on public ethics to investigate a commission spokesman says it.
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"On wnyc i'm jamie floyd dozens of cities and at least three sate more than one hundred companies all pledging to reduce their carbon footprints on their own even know president trump has vowed to pull the united states out of the paris climate accord new jersey not among them by the way but new york city and state are wnyc senior editor matthew sherman is with me here in the studio to explain what they planned to do and just as importantly what they have been doing already hey matthew high jamie all right mayor de blasio spoke today on the brian lehrer show and said trump's decision is aiming quote a dagger directly at new york city heart let's listen or coastal city we already experienced sandy it climate change worse in new york city will be hurt so we have to take disproportionate action forum good as for taking action matthew he did that this after new by signing an executive order tell us what that executive order is all about right basically it's calling for a planned to decrease the amount of carbon emissions even lower than target that the city is already set for itself all all this planning began back in two thousand seven with mir might bloomberg when he pledged new york city were would reduce its carbon emissions by thirty percent by the year twenty thirty got off to such a good starts there's so much interest near two use stepped it up or stepped down said will reduce our emissions by eighty percent by the year twenty fifty and now de blasio in this executive order he doesn't spell out this to say civics but he says we'll take a look at the paris climate accord and will will do even better if we have to to keep in line with that it's like going on a diet i saved i'll take all five pounds than ten and twenty although most dieters or not as successful as new york seems to be matthew it seems like such a numbers game how do you cut emissions and how successful has new york been thus far well greenhouse gases just for starters are things like carbon dioxide methane even water vapor that absorb the sons radiation and trapped the heat in the earth's atmosphere sophie burned less fuel that would emit these gases.
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"On wnyc i'm jamie floyd dozens of cities and at least three states more than one hundred companies all pledging to reduce their carbon footprints on their own even know president trump has vowed to pull the united states out of the paris both climate accord new jersey not among them by the way let new york city and state are wnyc senior editor matthew sherman is with me here in the studio to explain what they planned to do and just as importantly what they have been doing already hey matthew high jamie all right mayor de blasio spoke today on the brian lehrer show oh and said trump's decision is aiming quote a dagger directly at new york city's heart let's listen or coastal city we are experienced sandy it climate change worsen new york city won't be hurt so we have to take disproportionate action forum good after taking action matthew he did that this afternoon by signing and executive order tell us what that executive order is all about right basically it's calling for a plan to decrease the amount of carbon emissions even lower than target that the city is already set for itself all all this planning began bet back in two thousand and seven with mir mike bloomberg when he pledged new york city were would reduce its carbon emissions by thirty percent by the year twenty thirty got off to such a good starts there was so much interest mayor de blasio stepped it up her stepped down said will reduce our emissions by eighty percent by the year twenty fifty and now de blasio in his executive order he doesn't sparta specifics but he says we'll take a look at the paris climate accord and will will do even better if we have to to keep in line with that it's.