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02:44 min | 2 years ago

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"And traffic it's All Things Considered from NPR and KCRW a Monday edition starts at three it's a culture of intense loyalty end quote unquote brotherhood and there's this instinctual defensiveness with in police departments and and not just specific police departments but police runs across the country to defend each other I think that informs a lot of the violence that we're seeing from police officers I'm Michael that's coming up on the daily from The New York Times live from NPR news in Washington I'm winter Johnston the trump administration says it has no regrets about how federal law enforcement forcibly clear protesters from Lafayette square last week White House press secretary Kaylee McEntee is defending the decision by the US park police to use tear gas to clear demonstrators who were protesting it peacefully from a park in front of the White House there's no regrets on the part as this White House because look I'd note that many of those decisions were not made here within the White House it was AG Barr who made the decision to move the perimeter Monday night park police also had made that decision on independently when they saw the violence in Lafayette square agony says police had issued several warnings before clearing protesters shortly afterward president trump walked across the White House complex for a photo op in front of a nearby church demonstrations against police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd broke out in the nation's capital nearly two weeks ago the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd made his first court appearance today Derek Chauvin will remain in custody on a million dollars bond Chauvin is facing second degree murder charges after he was shown on video pending Floyd's neck under his name for nearly nine minutes during an arrest Iraq and now has a complete new cabinet after parliament approved candidates for seven vacant positions over the weekend and P. R.'s Jana Raff reports resuming talks with the United States is one of the first items on the government's agenda the talks are expected to last for months the last Iraqi parliament made clear it wants to expel the US forces and this one is likely to be similar but in the end it's up to racks new government to decide whether it would be best for American forces to stay in the country and whether that's politically possible NPR's Jana Raff reporting this is NPR news tropical storm Cristobal made landfall along the US Gulf coast overnight before weakening.

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KCRW

11:34 min | 2 years ago

"jana raff" Discussed on KCRW

"John hotter with today's top ten on KCRW's morning becomes eclectic a free song download for you we do the Monday through Friday many Eddie many okay this yes possible NPR's Jana Raff reporting this is NPR news N. B. R. comes from DuckDuckGo privacy company committed to making privacy online symbol used by millions they offer private searching tracker blocking with one download DuckDuckGo privacy simplified not long ago in Los Angeles on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax inside an old restaurant you could hear the sound of kids they were hunkered down at the counter plotting a revolution that's a long shot for sure but maybe they will pull it off maybe they'll save us all that's this week on welcome to LA with me David Weinberg find it wherever you listen to podcasts morning becomes eclectic on KCRW staffer today's top tune it's from John to hada you may know him as just a leader on the tech music techno music scene here in Los Angeles he's also one half of the duo water and moving nine oh nine is his latest EP kicks off with the English electronic duo plaid on remix duties and eat pizza really pays homage to the sample heavy production style of the late nineties John dot F. with moving nine oh nine supplied remixes today's top tune a free song download for you in case your W. dot com from the podcast page at it came you this is called above the clouds from like magic in their tracks and then in the fall of local natives of dark days featuring sylvan Esso Childs said without delay we also heard band I don't know workgroup I don't really know that much about their call center in supplies books and over the years I find singles from them that I love and I play and it was my first time playing this one called how many miles if only today's top.

Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport

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00:51 sec | 2 years ago

Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport

"The Iraqi military is reporting no casualties after three rockets struck near the Baghdad International Airport earlier today here's NPR's Jana Raff Iraqi security officials say the small Katusha rockets were fired early this morning they say they found the rocket launcher and a timer used in the strike Iran backed militias are usually responsible for the attacks this one comes amid increased tensions over an attempt to put together a new government to potential prime ministers of tried and failed to get approval from political factions for new cabinet the third and most of all called me is expected to submit a proposed cabinet to parliament this week the caretaker prime minister announced his resignation last year after anti government protests in Baghdad and across the south Jane Arraf NPR news Amman

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Yemen records its first COVID-19 infection

Weekend Edition Saturday

02:45 min | 2 years ago

Yemen records its first COVID-19 infection

"Now to Yemen where aid workers say they're bracing for the worst after the country recorded its first coronavirus case this week after five years of fighting between a Saudi led alliance and the Iran backed Hootie rebels the health care system in Yemen is already battered and peers Jana Raff has this report from Amman Jordan seven children are treated at the Yemeni hospital for malnutrition and disease three quarters of the population now depends on food and medical aid most of it delivered or funded by aid organizations Yemen has been largely cut off from the world by fighting this week recorded its first covert nineteen case these Grande the head of the U. N.'s humanitarian program in Yemen spoke to us from the capital sana'a she says the country is not prepared as virus spreads authorities on the north end of sorties in the south they have stopped the arrival of passengers they've gone into lockdown we're struggling to get the kind of equipment and the kind of resources on the kinds of medicines that we need here UN agencies are competing for things like ventilators in corona virus tests in what has become a global competition for lifesaving resources Yemen imports almost all of its food and medicine the new restrictions made getting food and medical care to people even more difficult the Norwegian refugee council's advocacy director Sultana Begum speaking to us from London says she has appealed to Yemeni authorities to allow aid operations to continue but you haven't heard past there are new restrictions that are being put in place restrictions in movement and our restrictions in terms of road closures in terms of you want like carrying a black kids coming in and out of the country so our appeal to them really is when they're preparing to combat the virus eight find safe measures to what with us D. U. N. is also facing a funding crisis in part because last month the United States cut off tens of millions of dollars in aid to Yemen saying some made was at risk of being diverted by armed groups there are forty one major you when programs and thirty one of those programs what I shot this month of April we're talking with the programs health programs water and sanitation programs protection program shelter program so we have the quote is created by the war we have a crisis created by cove it is indeed a fragile cease fire the US political envoy says he'll try to bring the two sides back to talks even if it's a virtual negotiating

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02:24 min | 2 years ago

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"It's a virtual negotiating table Jana Raff NPR news Amman Jordan and you're listening to NPR news support comes from raise a child whose mission is building loving families for foster children during these uncertain times raise a child asks that you please consider the most vulnerable children and help them grow up in a safe and nurturing family reimagine foster parents with raise a child sign up today for convenient online foster and adoptive parent information and training sessions from your home register and info at to raise a child dot org Hey it's Josh barro the news can get overwhelming sometimes and especially in these times it is more important than ever to stay informed and your perspectives the challenger way of thinking when you do tune in go to sources you trust KCRW's left right and center give us an hour of your time every week and you'll hear real honest discussion with relevant experts from a range of opinions you don't agree with everything and that's the idea tune in every Friday at one seven PM or wherever you listen to podcasts I'm Laurie London with these headlines the number of deaths worldwide from covert nineteen have surpassed one hundred thousand with more than half of the near nineteen thousand U. S. fatalities in the New York City metro area in the U. K. prime minister Boris Johnson remains in a London hospital but his condition is said to be improving his father says his recovery will take some time and his son is unlikely to be back to work anytime soon there is growing hope in Europe that the Easter holiday will coincide with the measured return to normal as the number of new cases start to slow some countries are planning small incremental steps out of the shot down Christians around the world are planning to observe Easter with virtual church services on their computers.

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KQED Radio

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"jana raff" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Response product demos and customer stories at ExtraHop dot com temperatures moving upward today a bit highs in the upper sixties to the low eighties today in the bay area could get up to eighty one in Santa Rosa sixty seven today San Francisco good morning it's a thirty live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi saying fears of the corona virus outbreak could turn into a global pandemic or still weighing on financial markets the day after major sell off that saw the Dow dives more than a thousand points in its worst performance in at least two years the virus is spread across China and beyond NPR's Jim zarroli says the viruses impact on the world's second largest economy also affects its trading partners including the U. S. the world's largest economy if you're on a manufacturing or retailer in the U. S. or other countries you depends on China Chinese or south Korean supplier suddenly you don't know how you're going to get the parts you need to stay in business apple for instance has already said it expects to see a shortage of of parts for the iPhone because its factories in China are shut down all major market indices are down one and a quarter percent former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at a hospital in Cairo he was ninety one and peers Jana Raff says Mubarak was ousted from power nine years ago after serving nearly thirty years as the country's president in twenty eleven when Mubarak was toppled the protesters who took to the streets considered him a dictator who attempted junctions repressed and powerless for thirty years but under current president Abdel Fattah CC many Egyptians a repression is increased even more with tens of thousands of political prisoners and increasing powers given to security forces and the military NPR's Jana Raff reporting this is NPR news live from KQED news I'm Brian white Santa Clara county supervisors are considering a new strategy to reduce gun violence KQED Shiraz Siddiqui explains the Santa Clara County Board of supervisors is expected to vote this afternoon on a proposal to create a new team dedicated to removing firearms from people with restraining orders that bar them from owning guns supervisor Cindy Chavez is sponsoring the measure along with the district attorney's office a couple of victims of domestic violence I think we're very brave came forward and she had conversations with me to say that they knew their part still have firearms and that no one had gone to collect them the county gun team would cost about four hundred thousand dollars a year to pay for an additional prosecutor and investigator county prosecutors say there are nearly five thousand domestic violence restraining orders granted each year that also prohibit gun ownership I'm Shasta Deke KQED news San Francisco officials say more renters are staying in their homes since the city expanded its programs that provides lawyers for tenants facing eviction the program passed by voters as measure F. has provided representation to more than a thousand renters ninety two year old Yan ang told supervisors at a hearing yesterday that he and his wife got help fighting an eviction from their home of four decades he spoke through an interpreter more than nineteen years we didn't know how to find affordable housing we were extremely worried and we couldn't eat or sleep while two thirds of program clients were able to stay in their homes the remaining third received either more time or money to move I'm Brian what KQED news support on this Tuesday comes from Oakland International Airport now offering up to thirteen daily flights to four Hawaiian Islands aloha begins at O. A. K. support for KQ weedy comes from geico protecting people and their vehicles for over seventy.

"jana raff" Discussed on KQED Radio

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07:13 min | 3 years ago

"jana raff" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm no L king. Good morning. It was just before eight o'clock in the morning in a quiet residential neighborhood outside of Tokyo, a group of school. Children was waiting for a bus when a man armed with a knife in each hand attacked them. Two people died, including an eleven year old girl more than a dozen other people were injured NPR's, Anthony Kuhn has been following this story. He's on the line with me now from outside of the school. The children attended high Anthony. The morning. I know that you just got a briefing this morning. What do we know about this attack? Yeah, I'm right outside the school. We just came out of a briefing with school officials. And there was a schoolteacher with the kids as they were lining up in the morning, and he said that the attacker came from behind the kids, as they were lining up. And that's why they didn't really have time to flee. We know that one of the fatalities. An eleven year old girl is a six and a sixth grader, and another fatality was apparently apparent man in his thirties, who was an employee of Japan's foreign ministry. Anthony, do we know anything about the attackers motivation or is it just too early? Well, the attacker came with a knife in each hand. And after the attack he turned the knives on himself and police detained him but he died. So what we heard this at the briefing at the school is that nobody knows who this man is, there's no known connection that he has to the school. And nobody has an idea why he did this. No, no clear motivation. So a lot of questions yet to be answered. And as we said, you are in a town outside of Tokyo is violence common in this region, especially this kind of violence. No. It's most uncommon. It's unthinkable in a region like this. This is a city called Kawasaki on the outskirts of Tokyo. It's a little bit less than an hour from the city centre by train ride, and people live here because it's cheaper than the city center. There are students, their factories out here. It's an incredibly quiet and peaceful residential. Neighborhood and Japan. Tokyo are extremely safe and quiet places to live for the most part. There is very little violent crime guns are very, very few here. And so this kind of murder is really unthinkable in clearly just hearing, the emotion in the voices of the teachers and the school authorities who spoke to us people are clearly, very shaken by this incident. Given how unusual this kind of violence is how are people in this area responding? What are they saying and doing well as I was waiting to get into the school, parents started filing in, and they were all dressed in dark suits and dresses. And you could hear their feet clicking on the sidewalk and people's people's faces were very tense. And they had to go through a big crowd of journalists to get there. So it's a very difficult moment for people here, obviously, not a lot of people want to talk about it. I did speak to a resident here and there, and they just found this really unimaginable for such a quiet place, such a tragedy NPR's, Anthony Kyun into pan, Anthony, thank you. You're welcome. We have some news from Iraq now that country has sentenced six members of ISIS to death. All six are French there among a dozen French citizens transferred into Iraqi custody after they were captured in Syria as ISIS collapsed. Their case illustrates a big problem with the trials of former ISIS fighters. NPS Jana raff has the story. The men left France to fight foreign live under ISIS in Syria. Their journey ended in a Baghdad courtroom sentenced to hang under Iraq sweeping. Anti-terrorism laws. The prisoners sentenced on Monday. Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim told the judge he was brainwashed. When he joined ISIS four years ago. He said he was struggling in France. Nicest promised him work, a house and a job Iraqi law means you can be sentenced to death just for joining a terrorist organization. Even if you never carried out violent act, the judge sentenced him to hang another defendant said he had been tortured into a confession and lifted up his shirt to show scars the judge postponed. His sentencing Human Rights Watch says, torture common to obtain confessions, which are then used to issue the death penalty, this Belqas villa from Human Rights Watch by phone from Beirut trial of I suspect in Iraq are funded until the unfair. We say this based on sitting too many of these last year. And what we see is that defendants do not get any of their basic Duclos as right to grant it to them. Under international law as well as on Iraqi. Absolutely. No. Presumption of innocence. They walk into the courtroom and many times defendant, our legislative, and tortured, France doesn't have a death penalty. In a statement foreign ministry said it would relate, it's office into sentencing them to death. But it also said it respected wreckage Ariss diction the men were handed over by Kurdish Syrian forces to Iraq. Because the alleged crimes were committed in Iraq and Syria, like other European countries, France doesn't want to bring back its citizens to put them on trial at home. They were, it would be much harder to get witnesses and evidence there and that the accused fighters could go free. It's left, courtesy, reinforces, US allies, holding twelve hundred foreign fighters, captured in northeast Syria and facing a huge problem. The head of external relations there, Abdelkrim Amar is calling for countries to create an international tribunal. To a Neo. Mccall died. The crimes happened in this area. And also, the witnesses proves that evidence or in this area. That's why it is our right? Based on international laws to be sentenced in this area Sweden is convening a meeting next week to try to get more European support for a tribunal possibly in Iraq. In Syria spoke to counter terrorism expert, American psychologists and spec heard about why so many Europeans joined she said some joined the call to help Muslims in Syria, while others formed. Just get problems in their lives. Some people thought that they were going to you told me a- where their housing would be provided that have a job, they'd live in a true, Islam state, and some people were just really sick of living under discrimination. She says she believes a lot.

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03:28 min | 3 years ago

"jana raff" Discussed on KPCC

"News. I'm John AP air in Birmingham. I didn't Trump threatened Iran in a tweet today, saying if Tehran wants a fight that will be the official end of Iran into never threaten the United States. Again, Trump tighten economic sanctions against Iran and build up the US military presence in the region to counter, an alleged unexplained threat from that country and explosion Egypt's, pyramids in Giza has wounded at least twelve people and fears Jana raff reports most of the injured are tourists. A roadside bomb. Detonated as a tourist bus was passing by near the Giza pyramids and the site of a plan new museum, according to security visuals, who did not want to be identified photos on social media showed a bus with windows blown out and at least one tourist with blood on their clothes who appeared slightly injured in December three Vietnamese tourists. And in addition guide were killed when a roadside bomb. Hit their tour bus if you miles from the pyramids, Egypt has been trying to increase tourism with sites, including a huge new museum due to open year, that will display the treasures, king Tut's tomb, Jane raff, NPR news, the Italian government plans to intensify its anti-migrant policies with a new security to create the which Hanes, the country's sailing code and oppose fines on every legal migrant and asylum-seeker, and Sylvia. Jolie reports the hard-line interior minister Mateo Savini has seen his popularity soar, thanks to his crackdown on charity ships that rescue migrants at sea. His new degree would allow the minister to ban any ship considered a potential threat from entry Italy's territorial waters. It would also impose a fine of more than six thousand dollars for each migrant transported into Italy, UN human rights. Investigators have urged the decree be withdrawn saying that violates migrants human rights, and therefore violates international law. Sylvia, Jolie reporting. Asia trading and mixed territory at this hour, the Nikkei in Japan up about a half percent. You're listening to NPR news. Chicago will swear in its first black female and openly gay. Mayor tomorrow, Lori Lightfoot a former prosecutor and political outsider wrapped up her year. Long listening tour by visiting church today where she called on adults to be strong role models for young people. She won what seventy three percent of the vote on one fifty wards life will replace mayor Rahm Emanuel who didn't run for another term. The president of Austria is calling for early elections in September as Skyring reports from Vienna. The governing coalition of conservative and far-right parties has collapsed after talks with chancellor Sebastian cuts, president Alexander van Abedin said he wants elections as soon as possible, because trust has been lost in one part of government. He was referring to the Freedom Party whose leader Heinz Christian struck resigned over the video in which he office state contracts in return for political favors. The scandal comes just a week before European parliamentary elections, in which right? Potty. Are expected to do well, but the video widely seen across the continent could damage more than just Austria's file right of muddled themselves on the food and party, one of the most successful in Europe. But its record in both this, and pasta governments has been marred by scandal. For NPR news. I'm Kerry Skyring in Vienna. At the weekend box office ventures. Endgame has been knocked out of the top spot as Kano Reeves, violent film, John wick, chapter three para bellum debuted.

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04:58 min | 3 years ago

"jana raff" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Built this from NPR? Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders slammed the restrictive abortion laws passed by several states recently, and a rally in Alabama today, which passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. Sanders said this is a well-funded attack or native by right wing extremists to deny women, the right to control their own bodies genetic here from member station. WB HMO has more. Senator Bernie Sanders visit comes nearly a week after Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law, one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation at a rally in Birmingham Sanders. Call the states abortion ban a quote disgrace. No mistake about these laws are dangerous. They all regressive and they are blatantly unconstitutional. The rally was held at a park across the street from the historic sixteenth street. Baptist church for NPR news. I'm John AP air in Birmingham. I didn't Trump threatened. The Ron in a tweet today saying if Tehran wants a fight that will be the official end of Iran to never threaten the United States. Again, Trump tighten economic sanctions against Iran and is built up the US military presence in the region to counter, an alleged unexplained threat from that country and explosion near Egypt's pyramids in Giza has wounded at least twelve people and furious. Jana raff reports. Most of the injured are tourists. A roadside bomb. Detonated as a tourist bus was passing by near the Giza pyramids and the site of a plan new museum, according to security officials who did not want to be identified photos on social media showed a bus with windows blown out and at least one tourist with blood on their clothes who appeared slightly injured in December three Vietnamese tourists. And in addition guide were killed when a roadside bomb. I'm hit their tour bus if you miles from the pyramids, Egypt has been trying to increase tourism with sites, including a huge new museum due to open next year that will display the treasures, king Tut's tomb, Jane. Raff NPR news. The Italian government plans to intensify its anti migrant policies with a new security decree that would change the country's sailing code and impose fines on every legal. Migrant asylum-seeker NPR Sylvia. Poggioli reports the hard-line interior minister Mateo Savini has seen his popularity soar, thanks to his crackdown on charity ships that rescue migrants at sea. His new degree would allow the minister van any ship considered a potential threat from entry Italy's territorial waters. It would also impose a fine of more than six thousand dollars for each migrant transported into Italy, UN human rights. Investigators have urged the decree, be withdrawn, saying, violates migrants human rights, and therefore violates international law. Sylvia, petrole reporting, Asian markets are trading mixed territory at this hour. The Nikkei in Japan about a half percent. You're listening to NPR news. Chicago will swear in its first black female and openly gay mayor tomorrow. Laurie life foot a former prosecutor and political outsider wrapped up her year long listening tour by visiting church today where she called on adults to be strong role models for young people. She won with seventy three percent of the vote and won all fifty wards life will replace mayor Rahm Emanuel who didn't run for another term the president of Austria is calling for early elections in September scary Skyring reports from Vienna. The governing coalition of conservative and far-right parties has collapsed after talks with chancellor Sebastian coots, president, Alexander van Tibet and said he wants elections as soon as possible, because trust has been lost in one part of government. He was referring to the Freedom Party whose leader Heinz, Christine struck resigned over video in which he office state contracts in return for political favors. The scandal comes just a week before European parliamentary elections, in which right? Party. These are expected to do well, but the video widely seen across the continent could damage more than just Austria's far-right others have modeled themselves on the Freedom Party, one of the most successful in Europe. But its record in both this and past governments has been marred by scandal. For NPR news. I'm Kerry Skyring in Vienna. At the weekend box office avengers, endgame has been knocked out of the top spot as Kano Reeves, violent film, John wick, chapter three para bellum debuted in first place with an estimated fifty seven million dollars in ticket sales. The film about an assassin who never seems to get a break took in thirty five million dollars globally on Janine Herbst, NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Zamel family foundation, supporting the National Center for learning disabilities, which works to improve the lives of the one in five individuals with learning and attention issues. Learn.

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04:55 min | 3 years ago

"jana raff" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Not seen before. That's all coming up. But first, this news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine herbs in a rock. A rocket exploded in Baghdad's heavily fortified green zone. There were no casualties or damage reported, but as NPR's, Jane raff reports the attack is just a few days after the US partially evacuated its embassy in Baghdad Iraq's defense ministry says a ca- Tujia rocket was fired into the green zone. Security sources on the ground said the rocket landed in an empty field near the unknown soldier monument, the state pervent last week ordered non-essential personnel. It's Baghdad embassy to leave because of what it said were increased threats from Iran in proxies. The embassy the biggest in the world by size is also located in the green zone. The rocket landed almost a mile from the embassy ministry of interior source said security forces seized a mobile rocket launcher in east Baghdad area, controlled by Iran backed militias, the US last week, also word most staff at. Consulate in air. Bill, the Kurdistan region of Iraq to leave the country. Jana raff, NPR news. President Trump has taken to Twitter to address abortion for the first time since Alabama and other states approved highly restrictive laws. He says he has quote strongly pro-life, but want some exceptions to an outright ban, and is NPR's Shanna Vince aunt reports he's using the issue to mobilize support for his reelection. Trump tweeted that, quote, we have come very far in the last two years by pointing federal judges, but we must stick together and win for life in twenty twenty Georgia, and Alabama recently passed new restrictions on abortion, Alabama now, criminalizes abortion and does not make exceptions for rape, or incest, the new legislation sets up legal battles which could head to the supreme court and challenge. V wait NPR, Shannon vans. Zandt Italy's interior minister is pushing ahead with a new security decree to crack down on illegal immigration, despite criticism violates international law and pier. Sylvia. Jolie reports the U N commission human rights as the. Creek criminalizes search and rescue operations interior minister Matteo Salvini popularity has soared, thanks to his closing of Italian ports to charity. Rescue ships, his latest draft agree would prohibit entry into a talion territorial waters of any ship team to security threat to Italy. And proceeds fines of more than six thousand dollars for each migrant transported ministry officials say the measure is necessary and urgent and is expected to be approved by the cabinet today. The U N High Commissioner for human rights has urged withdrawal of the decree saying it further intensifies the climate of hostility Zena phobia against migrants, suppo, Jolie, NPR news, ro. British Prime Minister Theresa may as trying again to get Brexit deal through parliament writing in the Sunday Times. She says she has a bold offer with improved measures, but didn't elaborate another vote is scheduled next month. You're listening to NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. Mayor de Blasio has wrapped up his first road trip as a presidential candidate WSB rigid. Bergen reports his final stop was the Evans. You're African Methodist episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina. It made for a modest bookend to a weekend comprised of small gatherings. The stark contrast with rallies held by leading democratic contenders outside the church de Blasio says he's confident in his approach you look at equivalent time in the mayor's race. We were not holding big vast rallies. It was very patient. It was very grassroots listening to people, a lot of connecting with people on their issues, finding new friends and supporters and building consistently. That's how before I believe that works his challenge going. And forward making that grassroots outreach work while handling his day job back in New York City. The MTA says New York City subways were on time almost eighty percent of the time last month. That's the best on time performance since October of twenty thirteen the says efforts to reduce track fires from debris on ineffective. The MTA says there have been eighty one incident so far this year compared to one hundred thirty three at this point last year. Mobile vacuums on platforms, and vacuum trains, that pick up garbage around the system are some of the tools, the MTA's using to clear debris. Police say nailed early woman was fatally struck by taxi as she was crossing a street in lower Manhattan. She was hit by a yellow cab while crossing Broome street in SoHo at about four thirty yesterday afternoon. She was taking hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police say the taxi struck the woman as the driver was making a left onto broom, the driver, it was arrested on charges including failure to yield to a pedestrian. It's not clear if he has an attorney can speak for them. Police say the victim was about eighty years old. For the rest.

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KQED Radio

03:37 min | 3 years ago

"jana raff" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Barbara Klein public schools in Denver and Littleton. Colorado are closed today. While police searched for an eighteen year old woman who they say is made threats just days ahead of the twentieth. Anniversary of the massive shooting at Columbine high school FBI special agent dean Philip says the woman traveled for Miami to the Denver area where she purchased a pump action shotgun because of her comments and actions. Because of for her. Travel here to the state because of her procurement of a weapon immediately upon arriving here. We concern we consider her to be a credible threat thirties described the woman as being quote infatuated with the Columbine attack. And Isreaeli court has ruled in favor of deporting the local director of Human Rights Watch who's accused of supporting a boycott of Israel from Jerusalem NPR's Daniel estrin reports the rights group denies the allegation and Isreaeli district court is giving Omar shack or two weeks to leave the country. The court says he promotes a boycott with tweets against international groups, holding activities in Jewish settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank, human rights. Watch says it will appeal. The ruling if rejected shocker could be the first person deported from Israel on boycott charges NPR's Daniel estrin, this is NPR. The Trump administration is due to announce this morning. A major shift toward Cuba officials say it'll allow lawsuits against foreign companies that operate in properties that were seized from Americans after the nineteen fifty nine revolution. The European Union today reiterated its opposition to the measure Egyptians are awaiting the announcement of a date to vote on extending presidential terms and increasing the powers of the military NPR's. Jane raff reports Egypt's parliament has overwhelmingly voted for constitutional amendments that could keep President Abdel Fattah Sisi in power until twenty thirty parliament is stacked with C supporters. So that was expected proponents say see see who came to power after a military coup needs more time for economic reforms and mega-projects capital. But there are opponents and international censorship-monitoring organiz. Net. Blocks says the government has blocked more than thirty four thousand internet domains. Apparently, stop a no campaign that says it's collected a quarter of a million signatures Jana raff NPR news. On Asian stock markets, the Shanghai composite and Japan's Nikkei rose. Nearly a third of a percent today. Shares also rose in Taiwan and Singapore, Hong Kong's Hang sang was little changed. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news five thirty two now five thirty three and looking ahead toward the forum program heard later this morning among the guests. We'll hear from psychotherapists Lori Gottlieb who joins the program to talk about her new book. Maybe you should talk to someone about the overlapping struggles, she finds among her patients and our own experiences in therapy. We'll also look at the new documentary unsettled seeking refuge in America, which follows four LGBTQ refugees from Syria, Congo and angled forum. We'll talk with the film's director and producer Tom shepherd. Michael Krasny will be your host for the forum program will bring you those topics and more coming up from nine to eleven this morning here on cake. I'm.

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04:17 min | 3 years ago

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"So as Nielsen leaving because she didn't defend the administration's border policies enough. I'm David Graham, and I made Martin this hour we'll hear from the democratic chair of the house. Homeland security committee will his party work with the new acting secretary on Trump's border policies when Israeli voters to the polls tomorrow, they're really just voting on one question should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stay in power and new prescription for severe allergies, tablets. You can take it home instead of shots at the doctor's office. It is Monday, April eighth the birthday of musician, Julian Lennon, he turns fifty six years old today. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump says he's going to designate a Ron's revolutionary guard corps as a terrorist organization. Trump says a Ron is a state sponsor of terrorism and the revolutionary guard corps is the tool Tehran uses to carry out its plans. Iran warned that will take reciprocal action and may designate the US military as a terrorist organization. There are clashes in Libya as forces loyal to an army general in the divided country. Advance on the center of the Libyan capital Tripoli NPR's, Jane raff has more forces under the command of general life. Dr have moved closer to the capital clashing with soldiers loyal to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli have Dr is a former officer under Libyan leader, Moammar Kadhafi that leader was toppled and killed twenty eleven after runs a parallel government in eastern Libya, and he's pledged to retake Tripoli his forces are trying to make their way from the former airport on the. Skirts of the city to the center of the capital. The government of Fiso Suraj has called in forces from nearby Misratah to repel the advance the violence puts out a plan conference this month aimed at scheduling elections and stabilizing the country Jana raff NPR news, Democrats are welcoming the resignation of homeland security secretary cures to Nielsen they say she'll be remembered for her role in the family separation policy at the southern US border NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports Nielsen will officially depart on Wednesday. Democrats say secretary Kirstin Nielsen's exit is long overdue in particular, they singled out Nelson for her vocal defense and oversight of measures that led to thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents, President Trump reverse that policy after facing pushback from members of both parties. Senator Elizabeth Warren who is running for president tweeted that Milton's legacy would be quote tearing innocent families apart. Border. Crossings have surged in recent months, Central American migrants, traveled to the US seeking asylum. Nielsen has said congress and the courts will need to act to fully secure the southern border. I Sharaf SCO NPR news Illinois has become the first state in the mid west to raise the purchasing age for tobacco e cigarette. Products to twenty one Benjamin pain of member station. W V I K reports. Illinois democratic governor Jay Pritzker signed the Bill into law on Sunday. This makes the first state in the mid west joined the so called tobacco Twenty-one movement law goes into effect in July bars retailers from selling cigarettes e cigarettes and other nicotine based products to anyone under twenty one critic say will drive teens to buy from businesses in neighboring states. Governor Pritzker says it's time those states raised their tobacco age to Benjamin pain reporting on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials are down to one hundred two points. The NASDAQ is down more than twelve. You're listening to. To NPR it's eight oh four, and I'm Cheri Glazer. With KCRW news governor Gavin Newsom is often running on his first foreign trip since taking office. He's visiting El Salvador Newsome says he picked the country to show the people of Central America, a different side of the United States, and he's kicking off his trip with some harsh words for President Trump as KCRW's Daryl Sassaman reports Newsome says he wanted to learn about the poverty in violence. That's forcing thousands of people in the region to flee their home countries. And what California can do to help out Salvador and understand what's going on first-hand before he left Newsom semitic clear that he wants to offer an alternative to what he calls President Trump's demoralizing rhetoric. You cannot solve.

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05:47 min | 3 years ago

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"This is FM San Francisco K Q A FM north highlands, Sacramento. It's now seven o'clock good morning. Think of El Paso as a twenty-first-century Ellis Island were in a city where many migrants first glimpse the US and some late in detention chance to walk free. It's morning edition from NPR news. In this hour. We see for ourselves what US officials are describing as a border crisis. I'm David Greene in El Paso, Texas. And I'm Steve Inskeep. In Washington DC, Chicago, I liked it. It's first black woman. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is openly gay and a former federal prosecutor who talks ending corruption President Trump needs. Democrats he often scorns to approve his replacement for NAFTA and Jana raff reports and a child left behind after the collapse of ISIS. It's Wednesday, April third Doris day. Who's singing voice guided a child the freedom in the man who knew too much is ninety seven. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. The House Judiciary committee is expected to vote soon to subpoena the complete version of the special counsel report on Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. Members are also expected to vote to subpoena documents from several high level White House staff members NPR's Windsor, Johnston has more in his opening statement House Judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler, says congress needs to see the special counsel's report in full in order to draw its own conclusions. The constitution charges congress with holding the president accountable for alleged official misconduct. That job requires us to evaluate the evidence. For ourselves not the attorney general summary, not substantially redacted synopsis, but the full report and the underlying evidence attorney general William bar fails to comply with the subpoenas. The committee could hold him and content setting up a potential court battle VAR says he plans to release a redacted version. The report by mid April Windsor, Johnston NPR news, Washington. President Trump has altered course and will not pursue plans to replace the Affordable Care Act. He says he'll delaying any action until after the next election. Twenty twenty Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell had worn Trump his chamber would not take up healthcare this year a woman carrying two Chinese passports is facing charges after she attempted to gain access to President Trump's private club in Florida last weekend. The president was there at the time NPR's Ryan Lucas says she is accused of lying to secret service agents and illegally entering a restricted area. The woman has been identified as using Zhang court papers say she briefly got into mar-a-lago after telling a secret service agent that she was there to visit the pool she later told a different agent that she was there to attend a diplomatic event later in the evening. No such event was scheduled a court papers say that this woman was carrying two Chinese passports for cellphones in a thumb drive that contain malware NPR's Ryan Lucas report. Being one person is dead and two others injured due to an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston as Houston public. Media's Davis land reports it's the second such fire there in just over two weeks Harris County investigators are still working to determine what caused the explosion which left a tank of isobutane and an adjacent storage building burning for most of Tuesday afternoon. Residents in the area watched a plume of black smoke rise into the air for the second time in recent weeks of fficials issued a shelter in place. Alert urging residents to turn off the air conditioning that orders since been lifted the company Camco has a lengthy history of environmental and safety violations. It's currently wrapped up in a legal case over unauthorized air and water releases from twenty seventeen in two thousand nine the company was made to pay one hundred thousand dollars in civil penalties. Now, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton is seeking new civil penalties and additional legal action in this latest incident for NPR news. I'm Davis land in Houston. You're listening to. NPR news from news. I'm Brian watt. California attorney general Javier, Sarah is banning state funded travel to South Carolina over a law there that he says is discriminatory a South Carolina law. Now, let's faith-based adoption and foster agencies discriminate against people who don't conform to their religious beliefs which Sarah says could affect members of the LGBTQ community. A twenty sixteen California law prohibits public agencies from paying for travel to states that pass laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Bazaar has already banned traveled to nine other states under the measure East Bay, congressman Mark disown. Yay. Says he wants to protect local news. He's introduced a resolution on the importance of local journalism to a functioning democracy, and is formed a working group of house members representing regions that he says had been hit hard by disappearing. News coverage in the bay area newspapers at its peak. Had about fifteen hundred journalists. This is for about seven and a half seven and three quarter million people. Now, there are less than three hundred serving those same seven and a half billion people in an area that's growing and has one of the most innovative and fast growing economies in the world. Among the years ideas is getting companies like Google and Facebook to contribute to the local outlets who stories populate their platforms in sports. The warriors beat the nuggets one sixteen to one zero to the sharks lost in Vancouver. Three two to the giants lost to the dodgers sixty five in Los Angeles. The as beat the Red Sox won did nothing at home more both baseball series tonight. I'm Brian watt, kqed news. Support comes from.

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05:35 min | 3 years ago

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"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Exactly. What did President Trump main with a remark about US troops in Iraq? The president gave a long interview to CBS over the weekend. He may be pushing to withdraw US troops from Syria. He said he is not though pushing troops to get out of Iraq, at least in part because of the country next door, Iran. He said he does not plan to invade Iran from Iraq, but he wants u s forces to watch Iran NPR's, Jane raff joins us from Baghdad either. Jane? Hi, Steve, what with the logic be of US troops in Iraq being there to watch Iran. Well, that's a great question. So I suppose he's referring to the fact that Iran is Iraq's neighbor. Although the base that he's talking about the big expensive base as he puts it which happens to be an Iraqi base, by the way with American forces inside it is closer to Syria. But I suppose it's proximity. Although it doesn't really help watch around because the watching mostly that the US and others do is. Of course, is signal intelligence it satellite images that does not require face of that kind. So. And we may have lost Jane Jana raft there. We'll see if she comes back in the next few seconds. Jane, you're back. I think we got most of your thoughts. And you're saying that it's hard to see how US troops on the ground would be used to watch Iran. You would do that with other assets. But this is what the president said in this interview. What Rockies think now that that thought has been expressed out loud? Okay. So President Trump's comment about that. Probably couldn't have come at a worse time because there's already tension here about US forces. And in fact, they're doing here. Now what they're doing. According to the agreement between the US and arrack is there helping Iraqi forces fight terrorism. So the president of Iraq was speaking at a forum this morning in Baghdad and he said that's not what US forces would be used for. They're here to backup Iraqi forces, and he said, they're going to explore how many forces there are here what they're actually doing whether they're fulfilling their mandate and. I spoke after the forum to the head of one of the major militias here who said that they were going to have a vote in parliament. And when we're talking malicious there also into politics so vote in parliament possible move to get rid of US troops. And then the militia leader said, and if the US doesn't do that then we have ways to make them leave. No, we don't think it will come to that that it's a measure of the the anger here over this. Well, let's remember some history. Jan raff US troops left Iraq once before in two thousand eleven the Obama administration didn't seem to mind that much at the time. There was some Iraqi resistance to keeping them also. But things didn't work out very, well, the Islamic state took over a large part of the country in the years after that are Iraqis serious about the possibility of leading US troops go away again. They are absolutely serious. Having said that a lot of the Iraqi politicians the Iraqi government feels the need for them to stay the Iraqi military for the most part wants them to stay. They're advising soldiers. And the Iraqi army still has not really come back to what it was. So there is a significant part of Iraq that recognizes they say that there is a need for them. But the popular sentiment really is there to get American forces out. And it's a sentiment that's growing in in part fueled by comments like those of President Trump Jana raff NPR's Jane Raph in Baghdad thanks so much. Thank you. It's morning edition on WNYC. I'm Richard Hake. Heat and electricity have been restored at the metropolitan detention center in Brooklyn's sunset park. The federal jail had been in the dark for about a week inmates reported freezing conditions during the frigid temperatures last week and activists began staging rallies outside WNYC. Stephen Nessim was out the facility he joins us now in studio to discuss what's been happening there. Stephen good morning. Good morning, Richard. So what's the latest on the conditions about ten thirty? Or so last night lights were restored the power was restored. Like, we said this comes after a week without light and electricity and much of the facility. We'd been told yesterday that contractors were missing a key part. There was damaged in a fire and that they'd have it by Monday morning, but lo and behold and not without a considerable amount of public pressure. It was fixed last night that said in my inmates were on lockdown for most of the weekend. That means they couldn't leave their cells to walk around fresh air. Even take a shower. Get talk about what the scene was like outside the facility. I did see a lot of stuff on Twitter and video of. Of people protesting inmates knocking on on the windows. Right. So there were dozens of protesters outside their serve streaming in and out of this parking lot. That's facing the facility all weekend. You could hear the like ch of hands. Smacking the glass all weekend. In the little camp with hot coffee and food and signs with inmates names were hung on a brick wall and for the weekend. Anyway, there was also this megaphone in sound system and visitors took turns speaking with the prisoners families. This was like the only way they could communicate. I recorded one mother. You may have heard this morning Yvonne, merchants in Husan actually came to a section of metal grating where you could shout out at her and I recorded some of the exchange. Are you?.

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KCRW

04:25 min | 3 years ago

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"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Exactly. What did President Trump main with a remark about US troops in Iraq? The president gave a long interview to CBS over the weekend. He may be pushing to withdraw US troops from Syria. He said he is not though pushing troops to get out of Iraq, at least in part because of the country next door, Iran. He said he does not plan to invade Iran from Iraq, but he wants u s forces to watch Iran NPR's, Jane raff joins us from Baghdad either. Jane? Hi, Steve, what would the logic be of US troops in Iraq being there to watch Iran? Well, that's a great question. So I suppose he's referring to the fact that Iran is Iraq's neighbor. Although the base that he's talking about the big expensive base as he puts it which happens to be in Iraqi base, by the way with American forces inside, it is closer to Syria, but suppose, it's proximity. Although it doesn't really help watch around because the watching mostly that the US and others do is. Of course, is signal intelligence, it satellite images that does not require base of that kind. So. And we may have lost Jana raft there. We'll see if she comes back in the next few seconds. Jane, you're back. I think we got most of your thoughts. And you're saying that it's hard to see how US troops on the ground would be used to watch Iran. You would do that with other assets. But this is what the president said in this interview. What Iraqis think now that that thought has been expressed out loud? Okay. So President Trump's comment about that. Probably couldn't have come at a worse time because there's already tension here about US forces, and what in fact, they're doing here. Now what they're doing. According to the agreement between the US and Iraq is there helping Iraqi forces fight terrorism. So the president of Iraq was speaking at a forum this morning in Baghdad and he said that's not what US forces would be used for. They're here to backup Iraqi forces, and he said they're going to explore how many forces there are here. What they're actually doing whether they're fulfilling their mandate and. I spoke after the form to the head of one of the major militias here who said that they were going to have the vote in parliament. And when we're talking malicious they're also into politics so vote in parliament possible move to get rid of US troops. And then the militia leader said, and if the US doesn't do that then we have ways to make them leave. No, we don't think it will come to that. But it's a measure of the the anger here over this. Well, let's remember some history. Jana raff US troops left Iraq once before in two thousand eleven the Obama administration didn't seem to mind that much at the time. There was some Iraqi resistance to keeping them also. But things didn't work out. Very well, the Islamic state took over a large part of the country in the years after that are Iraqis serious about the possibility of leading US troops go away again. Absolutely serious. Having said that a lot of the Iraqi politicians the Iraqi government feels the need for them to stay the Iraqi military for the most part wants them to stay. Here's their advising soldiers. And the Iraqi army still has not really come back to what it was. So there is a significant part of Iraq that recognizes they say that there is a need for them. But the popular sentiment really is there to get American forces out. And it's a sentiment that's growing in in part fueled by comments like those of President Trump. Jan raff NPR's Jane Arraf in Baghdad thanks so much. Thank you. It was on that it was off. And now that the government shutdown is over at least for the time being President Trump's state of the union address is back on again. The government will shut down because of the debate over a border wall with Mexico, which President Trump is still pushing for so what do Americans make of all this NPR's? Don gonyea has been talking to voters in the Denver suburbs. This state was once considered a classic political battleground, but it's been going more and more democratic in statewide elections are. I stop Aurora a sprawling suburb just east of Denver Forty-seven-year-old, Bob, Nelson stopped to talk out side local supermarket. He described himself as a political.

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine herbs. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's proposal to end the nearly thirty day government shutdown could come up for a Senate vote this week, but a Sam dunk law of member station W, I S reports. Democrats say it won't have the votes, Illinois. Senator dick Durbin is among the top Democrats negotiating with the White House on ending. What's become the longest US government shutdown in history? He says he agreed without President Trump is characterized the southern border. It's humanitarian crisis. But while funding remains a non starter for Democrats Durbin says Trump will have to scale back those demands to get the votes, he needs we do not what this president to believe that he'll end the January shut down and get ready for the March down. This has to be put to an end Durbin says Democrats want all immigrants brought into the country as children known as dreamers to get Trump's three-year deportation protections in exchange they'd support more border fencing where? Makes strategic sense for NPR news. I'm Sam dunk law in Springfield, Illinois, a Saudi led coalition has launched airstrikes in Yemen. For the first time since a ceasefire plan was agreed to last month for the key port city of Dana as NPR's Jane Arraf reports the strikes targeted the capital Sinaga about one hundred forty miles away the coalition says it was targeting a military base in drones at Santa's international airport. The rebel-held. Government says the strikes hit a food factory near the airport and plastics factory. That's despite talks in December in which the two sides agreed to a plan for a ceasefire. And the withdrawal of forces from the Red Sea port of data who's he rebels earlier this month dropped bombs carried by drones on a military parade near the government held city of Aden, killing at least seven people, including military intelligence chief Yemen, civil war started five years ago when rebels captured the capital the fighting has killed tens of thousands of civilians, the UN. Says more than twenty million more people are at risk of starvation Jana raff NPR news, Baghdad.

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"About to be deported. Temporary extension. Walden wouldn't say definitively. Whether he planned to vote for the president's proposal or break rank again for NPR news. I'm Emily Cureton. In bend, Oregon. President Trump will not be among the more than three thousand political and business leaders attending the world economic forums annual event in the Swiss village of Donald Trump and his cabinet staying home because of the shutdown. Lisa line is in Geneva. Foreign participants worry browsing protectionism is undercutting free trade and world economic growth. They're concerned about the impact of the so-called fourth industrial revolution that refers to rapid technological breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence in robotics, many fear. These advances could threaten jobs and give rise to more populist movements. Saudi led coalition has launched airstrikes in Yemen's capital. The first since a ceasefire plan agreed last month with Iranian backed rebels. NPR's Jane raff reports. The coalition says it was targeting a military base in drones at Santa's international airport. The rebel-held. Government says the strikes hit a food factory near the airport and the plastics factory. That's despite talks in December in which the two sides agreed to a plan for a ceasefire. And the withdrawal of forces from the Red Sea port of Hodeida who's he rebels earlier this month dropped bombs carried by drones on a military parade near the government held city of Aden, killing at least seven people, including a military intelligence chief Yemen civil war started five years ago when rebels captured the capital the fighting has killed tens of thousands of civilians. The UN says more than twenty million more people are at risk of starvation. Jana raff NPR news Baghdad from Washington. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm David first watchdog groups have been giving mixed reviews to New York governor, Andrew Cuomo is budget plan. Some of them say their concern. Learned about extending the so-called millionaires tax. Karen DeWitt reports the governor in his budget proposed extending the temporary income tax surcharge on millionaires for another five years. EJ McMahon with the conservative leaning fiscal watchdog group, the empire center says the state's wealthiest are already under pressure and more taxes could cause them to leave the state altogether. We are very heavily dependent on higher earners, millionaire earners in New York state. They pay almost forty percent of the income tax McMahon credits Cuomo for pushing to make the state's property tax cap permanent. And he says the governor is holding the line on spending growth once again. Women's groups protesting, President Trump gathered at separate Manhattan rallies yesterday after attempts to present a unified front failed the women's March alliance hosted a rally and procession starting on the Upper West side. Another rally was held in Manhattan's Foley square by women's March Inc. Whose organizers had been accused of antisemitism by other activists? But my Edry with Jewish voice for peace and a coalition of other Jewish groups says, she attended the Foley square rally because of its message of racial inclusion..

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03:36 min | 3 years ago

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"From NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is acknowledging that he paid a company to rig online polling data in early two thousand fifteen to help Trump as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports Cohen says he did. So at Trump's behest Cohen says on Twitter that he made the payment to try to manipulate the polls quote at the direction of and for the sole benefit of Donald Trump Cohen says he regrets his blind loyalty to Trump who he says does not deserve. It. The tweet comes after the Wall Street Journal, I broke news of the payment. It is another example of the behind the scenes role. Cohen once played for Trump as his lawyer and fixer that once close relationship is no more. However since Colin pleaded guilty to financial crimes lying to congress and campaign finance violations, going implicated Trump directly in the campaign finance crimes, those relate to hush money payments. That Cohen says he made at Trump's direction to two women who say they had affairs with Trump Ryan Lucas NPR news wash. Washington White House. Economists are saying that the partial federal government shutdown will cut US economic growth by one tenth of one percent. Every week. That's double their previous estimate. The shutdown is now in its twenty seventh day, the Michigan State University board of trustees told interim president John Engler that he needs to leave today. Michigan public radio's Shane Roth reports angler submitted his resignation last night after criticism over comments. He made about sexual assault survivors. John Engler told the Detroit News that some survivors of cereal sexual predator and former MSU sports, Dr Larry Nassar were enjoying the spotlight. This was the final straw for the board of trustees who've kept angler on despite a history of criticism surrounding his treatment of the survivors. Angler wanted to stay on for another week. But the board ramped up his resignation effective immediately. Shane a reporting freezing temperatures and the lack of shelter are contributing to the deaths of Syrian babies. At a remote refugee camp near the closed border with Jordan NPR's. Jane Arraf has more. The UN children's agency. Unicef says at least eight children most of them. Under four months old have died in one month at the rock band count in southwest Syria near Jordan about forty five thousand Syrians trying to escape violence have massed at the remote border point, Jordan, which already hosts hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees won't let them in since a suicide bombing near there three years ago. Jordan generally doesn't allow aid agencies to cross the border to help them. Unicef. Also says heavy fighting in Deir ez-zor province in eastern Syria has displaced ten thousand people since December. It says children are believed to be dying there too as families wait in the cold for days without shelter. Basic supplies Jana raff NPR news, Baghdad on Wall Street, the Dow is down Twenty-eight points at twenty four thousand one hundred seventy six you're listening. To NPR and from KCRW, I'm Cheri Glazer. We state and local headlines L A public school teachers and school district officials are heading back to the bargaining table to try to end a costly and divisive strike Nero. Eric garcetti? His office says both sides have agreed to resume contract negotiations at noon today at city hall with the mayor's office facilitating but teachers are also out on the picket lines today for fourth day as they push for higher pay smaller class sizes and more nurses and counselors, the strike is having major ripple effects for hundreds of thousands of students in their families among them young athletes have been.

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04:13 min | 3 years ago

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"Research has stopped scientists out of work medical trials on hold hashtag government shutdown. I'm IRA Plato, and this is science Friday. Has the government shutdown heads into unchartered territory, people working in space exploration, health, research and medical programs are feeling the pain this hour will round up the rough going and the lasting effects, plus new transparency in hospital pricing gives you a look at why you're being charged so much, but the view is very fuzzy will explain and what the opioid crisis claiming so many lives. High tech is offering some help as in. There's an app for that. Coming up. Stay with us. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine Herbst. A federal judge in Oakland, California has temporarily blocked at Trump administration policy that would let more employers be exempt from birth control coverage for their workers. Caroline champlin from member station. K Q E D has more the policy was set to go into effect on Monday, and what have allowed private companies to opt out of providing contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act on religious or moral grounds attorneys from California twelve other states and the district of Columbia argued in front of judge Haywood Gilliam on Friday calling the policy discriminatory. In his ruling Gilliam agreed with the state's saying, it could have dire public health and fiscal consequences. The parties are expected to meet later this month to work towards a final resolution for NPR news. I'm Carolyn champlin in San Francisco. The partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight as both sides remain gridlock over President Trump's requests for more than five billion dollars to fund a border wall. The shutdown the longest in US history. It's taking a toll on workers, Keith polite. A security officer at the Smithsonian's national museum of the American Indian in New York says as a subcontracted federal employees. He won't get back pay. And he's worried about rent, food, and other necessities pal up gang shutdown last week. I use my auto by sick days that I have that in his only January in well, the shutdown could also impact the US jobs picture. The closure will likely complicate the government's January employment surveys the unemployment rate currently stands at three. Three point nine percent. But that could go higher this month. Iran's foreign minister has arrived in Iraq, just four days after US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo visited Baghdad on a tour aimed at isolating Iran. And here's Jane Arraf has more from Baghdad. The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad with a large trade delegation on a multi day, visit Pompeo visited Iraq earlier this week for talks that included trying to persuade the Iraqi government to go along with US sanctions against Iran Iraq's foreign minister said he and Zarif discussed the unilateral sanctions. The Iraqi Foreign Minister has said Iraq does not have to adhere to them Pompeo though, during his visit pressed Iraqi leaders to stop importing Iranian electricity and fuel registering trying to balance relations between the US and Iran its neighbor in one of its biggest trading partners, the Iranian Foreign Minister plans to take the trade delegation to the Kurdistan region and to the. South of Iraq during his visit Jana raff NPR news, Baghdad it's getting cheaper to fill up your car. The average price of a gallon of regular gas is down twelve cents over the past three weeks to two dollars thirty one cents a gallon. The Lundberg survey says falling crude prices are. The main reason gas prices are down sixty six cents over the past three and a half months. This is NPR news. Protests took place this weekend and more planned tomorrow in Guatemala over president Jimmy Morales this decision to shut down a United Nations backed corruption commission and to expel the foreign staff from the country Maria Martin has more..

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Pompeo says US open to 'two-party solution' for Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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02:02 min | 4 years ago

Pompeo says US open to 'two-party solution' for Israeli-Palestinian conflict

"Live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary of state mike pompeo says the us will work toward peace between israelis and palestinians speaking in jordan pompeo says it's a priority even though the trump administration is moving the us embassy to jerusalem a city whose status is disputed by palestinians with the president of the united states would recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel he also announced that the united states is not taking a position on batteries or borders and will support a twostate solution if the parties agree to it but palestinians have boycotted the trump administration since the president directed the us embassy move pompeo also declined to weigh in on israel's use of live fire against palestinian protesters on the gaza border saying the us believes israel has the right to defend itself the iraqi government has sentenced twentyone women most of them russian to prison for being isis members as npr's jane arraf reports the women are the latest of more than six hundred wives of isis fighters who are standing trial for the dozen russian women are lined up outside the courtroom most of them are holding babies or have toddlers clinging to them at the end of the court session on sunday twenty one women including seventeen russians were sentenced to life in prison in iraq for others were from dizzy costano and is becka stan the sentence means they'll serve twenty years most of them say they were tricked into coming to iraq or they had no choice iraq wants other countries to take them home and try them there but few countries are eager to do that jana raff npr news baghdad there've been several suicide bombings in afghanistan today killing at least thirty six people and wounding dozens of others one attack in kantar province left eleven children den two more attacks in kabul killed several people including a group of journalists that had gathered to report on a separate bombing president trump will attend the national rifle association convention in dallas this week npr's windsor johnston reports the president.

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