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"I'm Janine Herbst. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers are moving on an aggressive timeline to push a massive budget reconciliation bill through the chamber this month. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The $3.5 trillion measure is facing pushback from some moderate Democrats who argue the cost of the bill is too high Speaker Pelosi is dismissing Democratic calls for a pause and deliberations on the spending package, saying the final price tag of the measure is still being negotiated. I don't know what the number will be we are marking at 3.5, We're not going above that. But we have to talk about what does it take? Where would you cut Childcare Family medical leave paid for Universal Pre K. Pelosi added that House Democrats will not be including a debt ceiling increase in this spending bill. Democrats are looking to approve the package through reconciliation, which would allow the Senate to bypass a Republican filibuster and pass the legislation with a simple majority. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington And President Biden, a longtime supporter of Labor union, says the new infrastructure bill includes new public spending that will create jobs. Speaking from the White House today, Biden said the country was built by the middle class which unions built not Wall Street. Let me tell you something, my measure economic success. Is how families like mine growing up working families busting their neck how they're doing whether they have a little breathing room. Whether they have a job that deliver some dignity. Paycheck, they can support a family on. He also called for the passage of legislation that would encourage the formation of unions. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is calling on the Taliban to allow charter flights carrying Americans and at risk Afghans to depart from Afghanistan. The planes have been stuck at the airport in some organizers claim the State Department isn't doing enough to help. Blinken, though, says the U. S. Is doing everything in its power, but that the Taliban is not permitting the flights to leave. In Richmond, Virginia, amid cheers from onlookers, One of the largest Confederate monuments in the U. S. That of Confederate General Robert E. Lee has been taken down after 130 years in the formal capital of the Confederacy, this after years of controversy and legal challenges. From member station W. V TF. Jad Khalil has more workers made pretty short work out of the statue. They brought it down around nine a.m. that meant smaller crowds and were expected. Black Richmond is around. The site said there was still a lot of work to do in terms of dismantling institutional racism. But most said removing the symbol was a part of that process. Now the statue is on the ground, and workers are cutting it into smaller pieces. The pedestal that held it looks tall. In comparison, it's covered in protesters. Graffiti from the protests last summer, the pieces of the statue will be taken to storage until the state decides its fate for NPR news. I'm Jad Khalil enrichment. And you're listening to NPR news and support for NPR News comes from C three A. I c three AI software enables organizations to use artificial intelligence at Enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable problems. C three A. I. This is Enterprise AI..
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"Janine Herbst, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says the Taliban are holding up some charter planes that have been trying to evacuate Americans and Afghans. As NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, The situation remains murky. Republican Congressman Michael McCaul of Texas tells Fox News Sunday that American citizens and Afghan interpreters are being held up on planes in the city of Mazar e Sharif. Some advocacy groups have been trying to get people out that they say the state Department left behind. The State Department spokesperson says the U. S. Is prepared to help all remaining U. S citizens green card holders and at risk Afghans who want to leave. But it is warning against these charters, saying that it has no way to confirm who's on the plane. The U. S has no personnel on the ground and no air assets in the country. The U. S has been working with Qatar and Turkey to reopen the airport in Kabul. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS, The State Department President Biden visits New York and New Jersey this week to view the damage from the remnants of IDA that caused devastating flash flooding and left at least 50 people dead. NPR's Amy held reports. The administration says the damage shows the need for legislation to address climate change. Old infrastructure is contending with the new reality of climate change, and experts say warming waters will just keep on fueling worsening storms. Speaking to ABC is this week, White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond says it should be addressed in legislation and called on Congress to pass Biden's multi trillion dollar spending agenda. People should see now more than ever how important it is. Have resiliency and to shore up electrical grid and invest in our infrastructure. A $3.5 trillion measure also addresses climate policy. But Senator Joe Manchin, a moderate who support Democrats can't afford to lose, says his party's rushing through the spending and is calling for a strategic parts. Amy held NPR news. The storm is also blamed for at least 13 deaths in Louisiana, where it first came ashore. Senator Elizabeth Warren joined California's governor Gavin Newsom today urging voters to turn in mail ballots and the recall election that could remove the Democratic incumbent from office. Newsom is warning that the race will come down to voter turnout. All we want is communicate a simple message No and go.
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"From NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says the death toll from Hurricane IDA has now risen to at least 12. That brings the total death toll from the stormed more than 60, including at least 49 in the Northeast. Governor. Edwards asked residents to remain patient, as many are still without power and hot, humid conditions. There's not even rate of restoration going on, and that's always going to be the case, and I'm always happy to see people getting powered up. And some people are going to be quite a while. The state's energy utility, says some could be without power for weeks in the Northeast. Cleanup continues after the remnants of IDA hit the area, causing massive flooding. President Biden will tour damaged areas in New York and New Jersey this week. And many residents were surprised when the remnants of IDA brought tornadoes and deadly flooding. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. Storms like this are what scientists have long warned about in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, Brenda Knight had to evacuate her flooded home. Asked if she had expected such a severe storm because of climate change, not at all. This is a complete surprise. While scientists have long warned of extreme weather meteorologist Bernadette Woods, Placke with climate Central says people are not ready for it. Even if everyone was super prepared for something like this. Our infrastructure in our society is not black. He says policymakers need to make communities more resilient to climate fueled extreme weather because more of its coming and she says humans have another big job at the same time, cutting the greenhouse gases that warm the climate in the first place. Jeff Brady. NPR NEWS PHILADELPHIA Kentucky's governor, Andy Beshear, says he's calling the state's Republican led legislature into special session to shape pandemic.
Passenger Boat in Bangladesh Sinks After Collision, 22 Dead
"After their passenger boat sank Friday with more than 100 people on board. The driver of a cargo vessel that is suspected of colliding with the passenger boat has been arrested. An emergency service official says. Despite earlier reports of dozens missing, they found no. One after searching the area for 24 hours, the boat had no passenger list, which is common in the area. The accidents are common in Bangladesh because of unskilled workers and poor enforcement of safety rules. I'm Janine Herbst, and you're listening to
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"I'm Janine Herbst. President Biden has arrived in Geneva, where he'll meet face to face with Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow as NPR's Scott Detroit reports the White House expects the meeting to last hours. A White House official says the summit could last five hours or more. First Biden, Putin, Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet in a smaller session along with translators after that larger staffs will join on both sides. Biden and Putin will hold separate press conferences after the event, not a joint briefing. Like Putin and former President Donald Trump, held in Helsinki in 2018, the White House has a long list of topics to work through everything from cyber attacks to nuclear arms discussions. Biden administration is making it clear, though, that they do not expect any immediate major agreements to come from the talks. Scott Detroit NPR NEWS Washington The country has passed another pandemic milestone more than 600,000 people have died from Covid 19 in the US NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. This comes at a time when new cases of the virus have declined more than 90% since the winter highs. As the pandemic eases and people return to normal activities. There are still about 375 deaths per day in the U. S. That's nowhere near the few 1000 deaths per day throughout the winter, but it's a reminder of both how deadly the virus can be. And the importance of vaccination about 65% of adults in the U. S have gotten at least their first dose. Many states have surpassed a goal set by President Biden. Reach 70% by July 4th. But experts say states that lag behind could be vulnerable to outbreaks. Allison Aubrey NPR news President Biden today unveiled a national plan to combat domestic terrorism. The plan includes to enhancing the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies and working with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online. Fighting domestic terrorism became a priority in recent years. He gained momentum after the deadly January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol Attorney General Merrick Garland the number of open FBI domestic terrorism investigations this year. Has increased significantly. According to an unclassified summary of the March intelligence assessment, the two most lethal elements of the domestic violence, extremist threat are racially or ethnically motivated, violent extremists. Militia, violent extremists. The plan also calls for new spending at the Justice Department to hire more prosecutors, investigators and analysts. Wall Street just ahead of the closing bell, Lower the Dow down 93 points, the NASDAQ down 101. S and P 500 down eight points at 40 to 45. You're listening to NPR news. Live from news. 88 7 in Houston. I'm guilty water. Here's what we're working on. For all things considered. We're keeping.
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"News. I'm Janine Herbst. President. Biden described his efforts at the Group of Seven summit to rebuild relations with allies and extraordinary success. But as NPR's Franco Ordonez reports, the president declined to explain why he's holding onto some trump era policies against those same allies. President Biden declared that America is back at the table. At a press conference following the conclusion of the three day summit in Cornwall, England. He told reporters that everyone at that table understood quote the seriousness and challenges that we're up against. That democracies need to step up and deliver for the rest of the world by the next goes to NATO in Brussels, where he will give full throated US support for the alliance. But he is also expected to hear concerns from European leaders about why he has not lifted trump era tariffs on steel and aluminum. He told reporters who asked about those concerns that he needed more time. Franco Ordonez NPR NEWS BRUSSELS Israel has a new prime minister. Far right politician of Holly Bennett has been sworn in ending Benjamin Netanyahu's record breaking 12 year run in office. NPR's cat Langsdorf has more from Jerusalem. Four years, Netanyahu convinced Israeli voters he was indispensable that he was the best option to defend the country and keep the economy afloat. But that feeling among voters faded after multiple deadlocked elections in the last two years Well, Netanyahu tried to fight off corruption charges. In recent days, there have been heated demonstrations on both sides and rhetoric was heated inside Parliament, too. New prime minister, Bennett was repeatedly heckled. He responded by saying, quote, Your screams are as loud as your failure. Netanyahu railed against the incoming government, calling it quote fraudulent and dangerous. In English. He vowed that his party now the opposition party, which he still leads will be back soon. Cat Langsdorf NPR NEWS Jerusalem A federal judge in Houston, Texas, has dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by 117 Healthcare workers at a hospital who refused to get vaccinated. Houston Methodist, then suspended those employees. Hospital officials say more than 99% of its 22,000 employees did get the vaccine. The 117 workers those sued, saying the vaccine mandate is unlawful and quote forces employees to be human guinea pigs as a condition for continued employment. The judge rejected that argument, though, saying the hospital's policy doesn't violate federal law or public policy. The employees those say they do plan to appeal. A lucky bidder is set to join Jeff Bezels, founder of Amazon on a rocket trip with his space company, Blue Origin. The auction for the trip was held yesterday They paid $28 million You're listening to NPR News.
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"Janine Herbst, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, a Democrat, and Republican Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, say groundbreaking legislation to combat sexual assault in the military has the votes to pass in their chamber. NPR's Claudio the solace reports. This comes after years of failed attempts to get the needed support to pass the plan. The bill would move military cases of sexual assault and other serious crimes from the chain of command and into the hands of experienced prosecutors. Republican Senator Joni Earns two is a combat veteran and sex assault survivor opposed the bill before but now says it's time for a change. We should do everything that we can ensure that As Congress as American citizens are protecting those who protect US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been pushing for the plan for eight years. We have enormous momentum. I think we're well over 60 votes at this point. The support bodes well for House version of the plan, which could be part of this year's defense. Bill Claude agrees. Ellis NPR NEWS Washington In eastern Idaho. Authorities say 1/6 grade girl brought a gun to her middle school in her backpack and shot two students and a custodian before being disarmed by a teacher. At a news conference officials say. All three are expected to survive their injuries, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson says So far the child's motive isn't clear. Nor do they know where she got the gun. There are signs that more Republicans are coming around to getting a covert 19 vaccine. Blake farmer of member Station W. PLN reports on new findings from the Kaiser family foundations. Vaccine tracker. There's been a partisan enthusiasm gap toward the vaccine since it became available, But Republicans are making up ground with more than half now saying they've taken or plan to take the covert vaccine as soon as possible. Danielson clear of Spring Hill, Tennessee is among those who has come around. Though many are still resistant. There's a rabid subset of conservatives who just go into panic mode. Trust. No one becomes their motto, You know, and you know when you have friends who were like that, it's weird. According to Kaiser's ongoing survey, one in five Republicans still say they definitely won't get vaccinated. But that's down from nearly a third last month as public health officials have been targeting outreach efforts to rural white conservatives for NPR news. I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville. Lord is Governor Rondi Santa's signed a sweeping voting bill into law today that he says will guard against fraud. Even the voter irregularities proved not to be a factor in the 2020 presidential election. Voting rights advocates immediately filed federal lawsuits calling the new law on American and saying that it targets Florida's black and Latino voters..
22 Mummies Are Moved in a Glittering Display in Cairo
"Of 22 royal mummies across Cairo to a massive new museum in the city took place today. The ceremony snakes along the Nile from the Egyptian museum that overlooks Tahrir Square. The newly opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization transporting 18 Kings and four Queens, mostly from the new Kingdom. Authorities shut down roads along the Nile to transport the mommies in climate controlled case is loaded onto trucks decorated with wings and Arrow inspired decides for the hour long journey from their previous home in the older museum. I'm Janine Herbst, and you're listening to NPR
Mitch McConnell slams Trump for a 'disgraceful dereliction of duty'
"News on Janine Herbst. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted former President Donald Trump for his role in the insurrection at the U. S Capitol last month. It is NPR's perverse front reports, McConnell did not vote to convict the former president because of constitutional concerns. McConnell called Trump's actions a quote, disgraceful dereliction of duty. Shortly after the Senate voted 57 to 43 to acquit the former president, there's no question Go on. President Trump is practically And morally responsible. For provoking the event. Ever die. But McConnell said the process of impeachment and conviction is a limited tool and that he believes Trump is not quote constitutionally eligible for conviction. Seven Republicans broke ranks with their party and voting for a
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"Janine Herbst. President. Trump spent a second day at his golf course in Virginia, as the Biden Harris team continues to create working groups to address a wide range of challenges. Facing the next administration. Reaching out to both sides today was former President George W. Bush as NPR's Barbra's front reports. In a statement, Bush said he had spoken with Biden and Harris to offer his congratulations, he said quote, though we have political differences. I know Joe Biden to be a good man who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country. He said he offered him his prayers for success. The same thing he gave two presidents Trump and Obama. Bush also addressed Trump congratulating him on his campaign and saying he has the right to request recounts and pursue legal challenges, he said quote the American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair. Its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear. RBIs. Brunt. NPR News and President elect Biden has said that he will reverse President Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization on the first day of his new administration. As NPR's Maria Godoy reports Global health experts hope the incoming Biden administration will reset the U. S relationship with the W H O In July, President Trump gave formal notice that the US would terminate its relationship with the W. H O, accusing the U. N agency of mismanaging the Corona virus pandemic. The withdrawal was set to take effect next summer. The U. S has historically been the WTO's top donor, and critics worried that a U. S pullout would leave the world's leading public health agency severely weakened. Widens election as the next U. S president has put an end to that threat. Experts also hoped that under the new Biden administration, the U. S will join Kovacs, an international effort to develop a code 19 vaccine and distributed more equally around the world. The Trump Administration has so far refused to join the effort, in part because it is Colette by the W H O Maria Godoy NPR News. Israeli and Palestinian leaders have congratulated President elect Biden, but they waited with those congratulations longer than many other world leaders. NPR's Daniel Estrin has more Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a close ally of President Trump when he won in 2016. Netanyahu congratulated him immediately. But Netanyahu said nothing about Biden's win until about 12 hours after news organizations declared him the winner. Netanyahu's former emissary in New York, Danny Diane, thought the Israeli leader was being careful because Trump has not yet conceded defeat. Netanyahu says he's known Biden for nearly 40 years and that he's a quote big friend of Israel. Enter now. Also think Trump. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who cut ties with the Trump administration, said he looked forward to strengthening Palestinian relations with the U. S to achieve independence for Palestinians..
Senate takes up Barrett nomination, setting up final vote
"Janine Herbst. The full Senate is considering Judge Amy Cockney barrettes nomination to the U. S. Supreme Court a day after the Judiciary Committee advanced into the chamber. NPR's Amy held reports. Barrett could be confirmed to the High court on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking up barrettes confirmation with debate and procedural votes planned through Sunday in a rare weekend session. Ah final vote is expected Monday, eight days before the election, and Republicans are all but certain to have the 51 votes needed to confirm Barrett. And what would be among the fastest confirmations in history. Monday marks 30 days since President Trump announced Barrett as his third nominee to the high court. Following four days of hearings last week. All 12 Republicans on the Judiciary Committee voted for barrettes nomination, with all 10 Democrats boycotting, calling the process illegitimate. Amy held.
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"From NPR News. I'm Janine Herbst, six months after Briana Taylor was fatally shot by police in her home in the city of Louisville, Kentucky, this week announced a $12 million settlement package with her family. But NPR's Amy held reports. Her mom says the fight for justice is far from over. The settlement includes reforms like giving police housing credits to live in the neighborhoods where they work. Rianna, Taylor's mother to make a Palmer tells NPR that will enable officers to get to know the community. Had we had those practices in play already, a lot of things could have been avoided. That happened with Mariana. The settlement also make search warrants harder to come by Briana Taylor was killed after police using a no knock warrant, entered her apartment and exchanged gunfire with her boyfriend. Palmer tells NPR that the civil agreement is just the start of an ongoing struggle continued by criminal charges. For months, protesters have been calling for the officers involved in Briana Taylor's death to be arrested. Jamie held NPR news. FBI Director Christopher Ray says there are many players behind recent protest related violence, telling lawmakers on Capitol Hill Thursday. The agency works for the American people. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more Rays appearance before the House Homeland Security Committee comes as some Trump Administration officials have tried to blame the violence on the left wing Antifa movement. Attorney General William Bar, for instance, has described Antifa as the ramrod of all the violence. The FBI director, however, told lawmakers that the people behind the violence are motivated by a wide variety of ideologies and agendas. The FBI does have investigations underway into individuals whose self described is antifa, he said. But right also noted that individuals who subscribed to right wing groups have been charged with protests related violence. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington President Trump is slamming what he calls left wing indoctrination in schools by signing a National Constitution Day proclamation called the 17 76 Commission to push what he calls pro American history in order. To radically.
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"On Janine Herbst. With these headlines, President Trump has ordered the federal government to stop teaching critical race theory in diversity training. Trump calls it UN American propaganda that has no place in the federal government. A federal judge is temporarily barring Detroit Police from using chokeholds batons and gas against black lives matter protestors without probable cause. The ruling follows a lawsuit alleging police used excessive force to stop peaceful free speech. And thousands of people signed an online petition to replace a Confederate memorial in South Carolina with a statue of the late actor Chadwick Boseman that despite the fact that it's illegal to remove monuments dedicated to the Confederacy in South Carolina, I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news Support for NPR comes from capital One capital One's banking app lets people manage their money anytime, anywhere. Capital one. This is banking reimagined. What's in your wallet? Capital One and a A vital projects fund supporting the Museum of Modern Art. Virtual Views continue on MoMA dot org's with exhibition explorations, including Donald Judd's sculptures and Dorothy Lang's photographs. And by the listeners of cake we D Get afternoon. I'm Sandy Althouse. Thanks for joining us on this Saturday night. It's 5 20 now. This is all things considered from NPR News on Michelle Martin. Protests are growing in Rochester, New York, after video was released of a black man Daniel Prude who.
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"I'm Janine Herbst as concerns over the post office's ability to handle mail in ballots grows. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling lawmakers back from their August recess early to vote on legislation this week to prohibit the US Postal Service from making operational or service changes. Pelosi says that the Postal Service is election Central and that Americans Shouldn't have to choose between their health and voting. NPR's Mara Liasson has more Democrats were planning a hearing on August 24th where they will ask the postmaster General Louis to joy about cost cutting measures he's made that have resulted in slower delivery of mail in ballots as well as ordinary mail like veterans checks and medicine. The Post office said Sunday it will stop removing post boxes through late November, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the Postal Service will also no longer dismantle any mail sorting machines between now and election Day. Democrats have accused the president of trying to undermine the election by hindering mail in balloting. The president is opposed to increase funding for the post Office to process mail in ballots. Mara Liasson NPR news Democrats hold their presidential nominating convention this week. The Corona virus pandemic has forced organizers to make the convention a virtual event instead of holding it in a packed arena as NPR's Don Gani reports the plan wise for a big Democratic gathering in Milwaukee, chosen because Wisconsin is a key battleground state. Instead, delegates will watch online speeches will also be remote. Leah Daughtry was in charge of two previous democratic conventions, she says, even in this virtual format The convention's still needs to send a strong message, but the party's values what is the parties of vision? How is this nominee going to take us further? How are we planning to move the nation Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is scheduled for Wednesday night. Presidential nominee Joe Biden is on Thursday. Don.
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"Janine Herbst. U S Postal Service says it will stop removing postal collection boxes until after the November elections this amid rising criticism. Is expected to be a large surge of mail in ballots and the Post Office's decision had many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle concerned. And the White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says no sorting machines will be removed either from US post offices between now and the election. There's no sorting machines. They're going off line between now and the election. That's that's something that my Democrat friends were trying to dio to stoke fear out there. Speaking there on CNN's state of the union. Meanwhile, House Democrats want Postmaster General Lewis to joy to testify at an emergency oversight hearing. August 24th on male delays. This is hundreds of protesters gathered outside to Joy's home in North Carolina today, calling for politics to be kept out of the post office. Hundreds of people have gathered outside of the Joy's home in Greensboro on this overcast day, it's in an upscale neighborhood across from a country club. They're singing songs and making chance like US Mail is not for sale. A group of about 200 folks here They're asking for to joy to be removed and to keep politics out of the U. S post office. It's Paul Garber of member Station. W F T D reporting. In Belarus. Thousands of people feel downtown Minsk again this time, hours after five term, President Alexander Lukashenko held a defiant speech to a crowd of bustin supporters. NPR's listen, Kim reports a sea of people filled downtown Minsk just hours after five term, President Alexander Lukashenko held a defiant speech to a crowd of bustin supporters. Lukashenko called Russian President Vladimir Putin twice over the weekend. Kremlin says Russia is ready to provide military assistance to Belarus if necessary. On Monday. The Belarussian military says it will start exercises on the border with NATO member Lithuania. NPR's Lucy in camp Lebanon's president says he won't step down despite popular protest calling for his resignation and those of other leading politicians. Just after an explosion, the devastated much of the capital Beirut. NPR's Ruth Sherlock, has more. In his first foreign media interview since the explosion at Beirut's port Lebanese President Michelle Alone was quoted as telling Frances Bfmtv that it is impossible for him to step down because it would create a dangerous vacuum of power. It increasingly appears that the explosion that killed some 200 people and wounded thousands earlier this month was likely an accident on the result of years of government negligence, Lebanese citizens of calling for justice and for the removal of the entire political class from power. But our own seemed blind to the widespread popular fury, saying Lebanese call him the father of the people..
Trump signs measures to boost economic aid
"Trigger alert. And just one man. President Trump has the power to push the button. Is it finally time to make the world safer on are to the point podcast. Live from NPR News on Janine Herbst. President Trump today bypassed lawmakers and signed four executive actions on economic pandemic relief. Democrats and Republicans failed this week to reach an agreement on a new economic aid bill. Trump's actions today give the unemployed an additional $400 a week. That's always less than the $600 they were getting, and it's temporarily suspending payroll taxes for those making under $100,000. NPR's Tamara Keith has more This was a signing ceremony
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"From NPR News on Janine Herbst, U N Human Rights Office is urging US police and security forces to refrain from the excessive use of force against protesters and journalists in Portland, Oregon and other U. S cities. Lisa Schlein has more human rights officials say people have a right to protest peacefully and shouldn't be subjected to unnecessary, disproportionate or discriminatory use of force. They say it's incredibly important that police and federal security forces Be properly and clearly identified to deter them from arbitrarily arresting and unlawfully detaining protesters and journalists. Lisa Schlein reporting In Richmond, Virginia, the state's Democratic speaker of the House last night ordered a statue of Robert E. Lee and busts of eight other Confederate leaders be removed from the old House chambers of the Legislature. Early statue symbolizes the moment he accepted command of the Confederate army. This comes as governor Rolph nor them is set to give remarks this morning at the Commission for Historical Statues in the U. S Capital, which is facing its own reckoning over Confederate statues. President Trump is reversing course on his calls to have all schools open for in person attendance this fall, acknowledging for the first time that some schools may have to delay opening NPR's Anya Kamenetz has more in this push to get schools open. Trump called the CDC is previous schools, guidance, quote very tough and expensive. The new guidance still calls for social distancing, dividing students into cohorts, face coverings and hand washing. But there are many more references to the quote critical role of in person instruction to Children's well being. And the guidance looks at the experience of other countries such as Denmark to state that schools can reopen and operate safely in person as long as community spread of Corona virus is low. That does not describe most of the southern and southwestern United States at the moment. Anya Kamenetz NPR News In Istanbul today, President Ridge Ip IAB Erdogan attended the first Muslim prayers inside the iconic Aya Sofia in more than 80 years. Imperious Peter. Kenyan reports heir to one declared earlier this month at the former museum would reopen as a mosque overflow crabs filled.
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"In Washington I'm Janine Herbst case of coronavirus has now been reported in the United States and peers Amy held reports a Boston man who recently traveled to hand China was diagnosed with the infectious disease upon his return soon after getting back from the epicenter of the outbreak the man sought medical care according to the Massachusetts department of health and the CDC confirms he has been infected with the fast spreading and novel strain of coronavirus he remains in isolation and his close contacts are being monitored for symptoms officials said so far some twelve thousand people have been sickened mostly in China where more than two hundred people have died in the US is working to ensure the virus does not gain a foothold here the trump administration announced starting at five o'clock eastern Sunday evening foreign nationals who recently traveled in China are barred from the US US citizens will be directed to one of a handful of airports to be screened Amy held and hear news meanwhile the Pentagon says it has roots approved a request for assistance from the department of health and Human Services the house around one thousand people at US military bases who made it to be quarantined because of the virus secretary of defense mark as per says the D. O. D. will only provide housing support while HHS will be responsible for all care transportation and the security of the evacuees the Senate impeachment trial of president trump is nearing an end after the majority of senators voted yesterday it not to call for witnesses legal teams for both sides will present final arguments on Monday and then the trial resumes Wednesday afternoon with a vote to remove or a quick trump but isn't here is Claudia grease all those reports it'll be a busy political week for the country the end of this trial will overlap to major events next week on Monday democratic presidential candidates will be in Iowa and we know at least four members of the Senate are still running for president so that's a tricky situation for them and then of course on Tuesday evening president trump is slated to deliver his state of the union address and here is Claudia Gonzalez it's the final weekend of campaigning in Iowa before Monday's caucuses and democratic hopefuls are trying to make the most of it and here's don Gonyea reports people to judges flying around the state in a chartered plane making one last pitch to undecided voters voted you just criss crossing the state meeting groups large and small from east to west and back again in a century old ballroom in Waterloo he noted Democrats frustration with the impeachment trial under way back in Washington they may be the jurors today what were the jurors tomorrow that's what it means to be voting in twenty twenty what is it also repeated his criticism of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders saying Biden isn't the forward looking change the country needs while saying Sanders frames the election as a choice between the status quo or revolution don Gonyea NPR news Waterloo.
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"In washington i'm janine herbst president trump is imposing additional sanctions against iran after calling off a military strike over that country's downing of u._s. military drone last week here's mara liasson has more president trump signed an order that he says will impose hard hitting sanctions on iran it will deny on supreme leader and other top rainiers access to financial instruments the president said he plans to increase pressure on tehran so that they will never get a nuclear weapon this comes after trump ordered then reversed himself on a military strike against iran after iran shocked down a u._s. drone restraint has been shown by us a lot of restraint and that doesn't mean we're going to show it in the future president trump pulled the u._s. out of the nuclear deal and placed crippling economic sanctions on iran in the hopes iran would agree to a different deal or change its behavior but that has not happened mara liasson n._p._r. news washington u._n.'s high commissioner for human rights michelle balat is criticizing governments that prosecute people who helped migrants flee their country or enter another one illegally lisa shlein explains bunch schlecht calls this worrying trend deceiver she reports more than one hundred ordinary people in europe have been arrested prosecuted for feeding hungry migrants helping them find shelter or even in one case getting a woman in labor to a hospital to give birth prosecutions of ordinary people seeking to helping deals in distress how taking place in the states and elsewhere instead of countries new legal measures aimed to paint allies ngos which rescued people drowning at sea bunch let says criminalising acts of basic human decency must be resisted for n._p._r. news i'm lisa shlein in geneva could soon be easier to figure out your medical bills president trump is expected to sign an executive order this hour requiring doctors.
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"I'm Janine Herbst. The organizers of New Zealand's largest gun show say they cancel the event to show respect for the victims of the Christ Church massacre at mosques because of elevated security risks after the shooting Friday that left at least fifty people dead. The suspect livestream the attack and social media companies work to raise that footage from their platforms. But it was broadcast at two televised election rallies in Turkey today. The rebus Carin has more New Zealand's Prime minister urged the public not to post footage of the attacks worried that it could spark additional hate crimes, but Turkish president rigid type air to shared blurred extracts of the film to his supporters saying we do not want to see a cross and crescent conflict again that's a reference to violence between Christians and Muslims. Turkey will hold local elections in two weeks and aired on his campaigning on behalf of his party. The KP the suspected gunman threatened Turkey with graphic racist language in a soak. Called manifesto Turkish authorities believed the Christ Church gunmen visited Turkey twice in two thousand sixteen airlines says they are investigating the suspects movements and contacts while in the country for NPR news, I'm Cheri Karen in Istanbul. The Hague-based International Criminal court says US threats won't stop it from carrying out investigations into crimes committed enough ghanistan and elsewhere Teri Schultz reports it comes after secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the US would restrict visas to anyone working on potential war crimes investigations against Americans. The US which is not a member of the IC has repeatedly warned the court. It will not cooperate and will retaliate for investigations into war crimes allegedly committed by American military personnel in Afghanistan secretary Pompeo says additional measures could also be in store if the pro being considered by the ICC prosecutor goes ahead and ICC's spokesman told NPR the court is aware of Pompeo's remarks, and we'll continue to do its independent work undeterred in accordance. With its mandate and the rule of law. Belgian vice prime minister deviate dare says he's deeply concerned by the threat and reminds the US of its responsibility as the host of the United Nations, noting ICC personnel may need US visas to carry out N business.
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"I'm Janine Herbst Virginia's embattled governor made his first public appearance today. NPR Cheryl quarterly reports that's after a week of political scandal that involves all three of the state's top elected officials democratic governor Ralph north attended a funeral for a state trooper killed in a shootout, but he was not listed as a speaker north MS data out of the public. Spotlight ever since he denied appearing in a racist yearbook photo and admitted to wearing black face. There have been widespread calls for north them to step down, which he has said he will not do in an interview with the Washington Post. He said he wants to spend the remaining three years of his term pursuing racial equity. The state's attorney general is also embroiled in a scandal for wearing black face in college. And the Democratic Party of Virginia is calling for Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax to resign. He faces allegations of sexual assault. Cheryl corley NPR news Richmond. Several Democrats spent the day visiting El Paso to tour the border meet with immigration officials and advocates for immigrants and also built visit shelters for migrant families. This two days before President Trump is expected to hold a rally in the city. House majority leader Steny Hoyer says there is too much hysteria about what ought to be done on the border. We came to El Paso, and we found it to be safe. We found it to be safe. And we knew that it has been safe for many many years. President Trump said in his state of the union address that El Paso, Border wall hell to become one of the nation's safest cities Turkey's government is demanding China close what Ankara calls concentration camps imprisoning members of the Muslim weaker ethnic minority. If you're Shannon, van Zandt has more Turkey's foreign ministry said more than a million workers are being tortured and politically brainwashed in camps in China. The ministry spokesman said he was responding to the death of Abderrahim hate a renowned weaker poet and musician. Turkish media reported hate was tortured to death by the Chinese government an ethnic cleansing political reeducation camp between eight hundred thousand and two million workers have been detained in the camps, which China says we'll help read Wiegert of ideological disease and prevent terrorism. On saturday. Turkey called the camps a great cause. Shame for humanity. Shannon van Sant NPR news. The state of emergency has been declared in Washington state as a powerful winter storm hits the Pacific northwest. It's not often the region. Get snow with the national weather service says up to a foot is expected in Seattle hundreds of flights have been canceled. Authorities are also warning people to stay off the roads in northern California. Heavy snow forced crews to travel by snowmobiles to get guests and staff out of a lodge in.
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"I'm Janine Herbst Virginia's two senators Democrats, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for governor Ralph Northerns resignation in the wake of his racist photo controversy, but northern said today, he won't step down. Gregg Harper with member station. W C V E reports political observers say the northern scandal could complicate Democrats hopes to take over both houses of the state legislature. In November things were looking good for Virginia Democrats before this week, a recent federal court ruling redrew a number of house districts in their favor and a retirement was boosting their chances of retaking the Senate Rachel bid coffers a political analyst at Christopher Newport university. She says Northerns refusal to resign could change all that this complicates their electoral prospects dramatically. So I would assume that he'll begin to realize that his presence becomes a drag on the entire democratic. Already. Bitta coffer says Democrats would do much better in November if Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, a young popular African American lawyer were to take over the executive mansion for NPR news. I'm Craig corpora in Richmond. Since President Trump withdrew the US from the twenty fifteen Iran nuclear accord and a company doing business in Iran has faced the threat of harsh sanctions. Jake sagana row reports European leaders created a workaround to US sanctions allowing businesses to trade with Iran. France, Germany, and the UK have launched what they're calling insects a corporate entity companies could use to trade humanitarian goods with Iran outside the scope of US sanctions experts say the risk of violating the embargo is still high even with this loophole. And that it's more a symbolic gesture of Europe showing your on its commitment to preserving the nuclear accord. The US says it's still taking a closer look at insects. Jake sagana reporting from Paris massive demonstrations took place in Venezuela today was an effort to pressure nNcholas Maduro to leave the presidential office. NPR's Philip breeze reports from the capital Caracas that Maduro countered by staging pro government rallies. Venezuela's power struggle. Spilled onto the streets of.
Paris assesses damage from the city's worst riot in a decade
"The voices of John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman has made two hundred seventy two hundred seven million dollars worldwide in second place. Universals the grandch- brought in seventeen million dollars in its fourth week in third place creed to brought in sixteen million dollars in its second weekend and fantastic beasts crimes of Griswold fell to fourth place. He's your markets are trading higher at this hour, the Asia Dow is up just over two percent. The Nikkei the main market in Japan is up one point three percent. And the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is up. Two point one percent. I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the corporation for public broadcasting and the estate of Joan Kroc whose bequest serves as an enduring investments in the future of public radio. And the John D and Catherine T MacArthur foundation at macfound dot org. Welcome to letting USA. I'm mighty Hassan. And he grew up in a small town outside of Mexico City when she turned fifteen she had Kenyatta and one of the members of Raquin sick court was a local boy, she didn't know him. Really? Well, he's name was one Carlos, but he started showing up early for her cels. And then he didn't stop showing up even after the party had passed. He kept
Report: President Trump to spare Apple from tariffs on Chinese goods
"Janine Herbst. President Trump is imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports adding attempts at Levy on two hundred billion dollars worth of goods and this round will apply to hundreds of consumer products. But as NPR's Lena Seljuk reports a few categories of products have been removed from the new tariff list since it was first announced the summer. Unlike the first round of tariffs that mainly targeted industrial imports. The new list of products has a lot of familiar items, toiletries, accessories, housewares, food and other major category is electronics. But now the Trump administration says it will spare some electronic products, specifically, smart, watches and bluetooth devices. This is a big win for apple which had warned that the new tariffs would have hit a wide range of its products including apple watch and the air pods bluetooth headphones other products that will be spared from the new tariffs are child safety. Items like bike
Obama speaks at campaign rally in California
"Day after speaking in his home state of Illinois. Former President Obama is back on the campaign trail today something for democratic candidates in the traditionally GOP stronghold of Orange County, California, he told a rally in Anaheim, they need to support democratic candidates saying if not things could get worse. There's always been a portion poll between those who want to go forward, and those who wanna look back between those who wanted to divide and those who are seeking to bring people to get this rally is Obama's first appearance. Supporting specific candidates in this case seven of them.
Italian church will take most migrants from ship
"Day of a visit to Ireland. Pope Francis says he is sorry and ashamed about the clerical sex abuse scandal. But as NPR's, Frank, Langfitt reports from Dublin survivors say they hoped for more pawprints was acknowledged what he called the grave scandal and repelling crimes in Ireland. But there was no talk about the systemic reforms inside the Vatican that many survivors
President Trump, Don Mcgann and John Brennan discussed on Says You!
"And derivation the, blue moon Bloomberg it's a college prank down in the middle of What. Do you think audience do I leave that in The people have spoken
Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine Herbst. The us war in Afghanistan, stretched on for nearly seventeen years. And today President Trump's national security advisor addressed the idea of using private contractors to help fight the war this after an NBC report last week, saying the president was considering the idea of privatization and Pierce. Shannon vans, aunt has more in an interview with ABC news this week President Trump's national security advisor. John Bolton said he is open to the possibility of privatising what has now America's longest war there always a lot of discussions. I find them helpful. I'm always open to to new ideas, but I'm not going to comment on what what the thinking is that a welcome it Lee, the presence decision NBC news has reported the president is interested in a proposal by blackwater, founder Erik prince to hire private military
Saudi official says Canada dispute won't affect oil sales
"Canadian Prime, Minister Justin Trudeau is vowing to stay the course. In ongoing diplomatic disputes with Saudi Arabia Dan carpenter reports Ottawa's criticism of the kingdom's arrest. Of human rights activists. Led to a dramatic response from the Saudis despite the economic impact of Saudi Arabia expelling the Canadian amber Lassiter suspending trade and investment and ordering thousands. Of Saudi students medical trainees studying in Canada to return home Ottawa is not backing down Trudeau says Canadians expect. Their government to, bring up human rights concerns and he says his government will continue to speak strongly and clearly on the.
Trump reimposes sanctions on Iran, banning imports of pistachios and carpets
"The Trump administration. Defends its decision to sanction Iran doing business with Iran is. Not, effective path forward given the. Degree of behavior that. They've demonstrated over the last couple of years we'll talk with a special assistant to the president coming up also this hour lawyers for President. Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort got a chance to cross examine his former accounted as the? Trial for tax and Bank fraud continues into its second week later, what does over exposure to other people posting about their joy on social. Media, do to. Us we'll talk. About it and much more this hour after news headlines Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Janine, Herbst Rick gates the longtime associate a former Trump, campaign chairman Paul Manafort is. Testifying today, in manafort's tax and Bank fraud trial telling the court he committed crimes with his former boss gates is a key witness for the prosecution after agreeing to a plea deal with special counsel, Robert Muller to give evidence against his former boss. In exchange for possibly reduced sentence gates was also manafort's deputy during the Trump. Campaign a tweet from President Trump is focusing renewed attention on. June, two thousand sixteen meeting at. Trump Tower that involve. A Russian lawyer Donald Trump junior and top campaign officials and NPR's hammer Keith reports Trump tweeted that the meeting wasn't illegal President Trump said. On Twitter that quote this was a meeting to get information on an opponent despite a storm? Of new questions about whether Trump was admitting to collusion or at At least a violation of campaign finance law the. President's apparent, tweeted admission is in line with the talking, point he and his team ultimately settled on in. July of last year that. Was after, emails were released showing the meeting was arranged with the promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russia most people would have taken that meeting It's called opposition research or even research into your opponent that was Trump in July of twenty seventeen this, new tweet comes as former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is currently on trial for. Tax evasion, and other crimes though none directly related to his work on Trump's campaign tamra. Keith NPR news and the Trump administration will. Restore sanctions, on Iran at midnight measures that were lifted as. Part of the twenty thousand nuclear accord with world powers President Trump. Removed the US from. That agreement in may calling it, horrible and one-sided he, says restoring the sanctions puts maximum economic pressure. On the country's shaky economy Orion president Hassan Ronnie says the US. Will regret reimposing those sanctions Pepsi's long-serving chief Indra new Ye is stepping down she's a rare minority. Female CEO whose tenure lasted a dozen years NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports you'll be succeeded. By Raymont LaGuardia the sixty two year Year old new Ye stepping down as CEO in, October and will remain as chairman into. The early part of, next year during her tenure new you push the company to expand its snack and soft drink empire to include healthier foods as consumer tastes were shifting in that, direction she helped add products such as HAMAs and coconut water to Pepsi's line and. Its stock, rose eighty percent during her tenure the Indian-born new Ye grew up during food. Shortages and in a statement called leading Pepsi. The honor, of her lifetime LaGuardia who replaces her is president. Of the company and has been there for twenty two years you. Can Gucci NPR news. Alstreet higher by the closing bell, this is NPR news And this is WNYC in.
Tour de France 2018 - Geraint Thomas' win caps another turbulent race
"The. Eighteen, engines were able to go right, up to the fire Fran and by, the early morning we had lying around the entire fire just an incredible effort by those firefighters to. The west the Mesa fire is burning grass brush and. Timber near the town of council fires expected to grow as the area where it's burning, hasn't seen rain in over a month along Idaho's border with, Nevada crews have contained the nearly one hundred square mile Bruno fire for. NPR, news I'm Matt Gilman Boise a day before Zimbabwe hold historic elections longtime former ruler Robert Mugabe gave us a prize press conference at his mansion today supporting the opposition NPR's Ava Peralta has, more Mugabe sits on a green office chair. In a gazebo in. The middle of his vast estate he's, been here since the military forced. To resign in November and he lets it be known that he I will be voting for Emmerson, Mnangagwa who staged what he calls a coup Village That means Mugabe the man who ran the ruling party for almost four decades will be voting for the opposition Mugabe who violently squash dissent, says he now hopes Zimbabwe's will be able to return to quote constitutionality. People he, says should be able to vote freely and fairly NPR news already strong aftershocks rattling the popular tourist area. Of long Bach in Indonesia today after. A six point. Four magnitude quake had yesterday at least fourteen people died more than one hundred sixty were injured the quake damaged more than one hundred one thousand homes was felt in nearby Bali where no damage or. Casualties were, reported you're listening to NPR news from Washington President Trump's economic adviser Larry cudlow gave support today to Trump's tariffs on China telling CNN state of the union that as long as they're, targeted they're valid some Republicans are worried about the economy and with a strong one at a, four point one percent estimate of the second quarter GDP Senator Ron Johnson says the trade fights, could be a problem so incredibly good. Numbers and very strong economy and my concern about the trade wars in the terraces. That puts all that potentially at risk Speaking there to CVS face the nation Welsh rider Geraint, Thomas has won the one hundred fifth, edition of the tour de France Jake sagana in Paris reports Thomas and his fellow cyclists had a rough ride over the last three weeks Eighty seven hours seventeen minutes and thirteen seconds that's how long it took Thomas to. Finish the twenty two hundred mile race it's his first tour de France victory and the sixth win, for his British, team sky, the last leg of the race to the finish line, on the show is mostly ceremonial with the winner determined in the penultimate stage riders have faced. Out of the ordinary obstacles along the. Route this year including rowdy fans, angry farmers blocking roads and police breaking, up protests. With tear-gas Dutchman Tom Noonan finished one minute and fifty one seconds behind Thomas. And four-time tour de France winner Chris from took third for NPR news I'm Jake sagana row in Paris Asian markets are trading lower at this hour the Nikkei the main market in Japan is Don. About eight tenths of a percent I'm. Janine Herbst NPR news in Washington Support for NPR comes. From NPR stations other contributors include the William. Flora Hewlett foundation committed to supporting ideas and. Institutions to advance education for all preserve the environment and promote vibrant performing arts more. Information is available at Hewlett dot org.
Northern California wildfire threatens thousands of buildings, kills at least 6
"About a new report from the Boston Globe. That found that federal air marshals could be watching you. Even if you're not on any watch list they don't. Know why they're following these. People and they think. It might be all evil and when country music star Kenny Chesney saw the devastation in the Virgin Islands caused. By the hurricanes last year. He decided to help out and to sing about it this album isn't necessarily about the devastation or the destruction it's about the moving forward. That's all coming. Up but first this news Live from NPR. News in Washington I'm Janine Herbst the death toll from the massive wildfire burning in northern California near reading has grown to at least six, Chester county sheriff Tom. Sankoh says the latest victim who. Has not been dented was found in a burned out house in the car. Fire and that seven people are still. Listed as missing tens of thousands have been evacuated and but Cinco says heating those orders is. Essential just because you may not see smoke or flames does. Not mean there is not a danger we try to get out ahead to get the people out I so then the large heavy equipment pieces can come in safely. Officials say it could be a while before people are allowed back home the fire has burned one hundred thirty nine, square miles it's still only five percent contained more than five hundred buildings have been. Destroyed thousands of others are at risk President Trump's tweet. About a meeting that he had recently with the publisher. Of the New York Times. NPR's Eric Kennedy reports. The president, and the The publisher. Differ though about how to characterize their conversation times publisher EG souls Bergerson a statement that he went to the White House. To meet Trump on July twentieth and that the meeting was off the record that's why the times didn't previously report about their conversation but on Sunday morning Trump tweeted that he met with Salzburger and said they quote spent much, time, talking about the vast amounts of fake news being put out by the media in response souls Berger says he met. With the president to express his concerns about what he called. Deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric he said the president's rhetoric is being used by foreign leaders to justify crackdowns on journalists and putting lives at risk, on Sunday afternoon Trump. Released a new series of tweets. Criticizing journalists and calling them unpatriotic Mary Kennedy NPR news Washington Israel has released. A Palestinian teen activist who served eight. Months in prison for hitting is really soldiers outside her home in the West Bank NPR's Daniel. Estrin, reports the case has drawn wide so Spread, attention seventeen, year old I had, spoke to, reporters and, activists in her village of Nabi solar power to the people she said the people can decide their way of resistance with. Her long frizzy blond hair I had to Mimi became an internationally recognized. Symbol She was recorded kicking and slapping, to Isreaeli soldiers outside her home. In the Israeli-occupied West Bank after the video went viral. Angering many Israelis she was arrested she and her. Mother who posted the video online served eight months in prison for. Assault and encouraging violence asked if she'd do it. Again hits soldiers the way she did she said she, couldn't say much for fear of rearrest many Israelis see to me as a. Violent provocateur. Many, Palestinians say, she represents a defiant young generation of Palestinian youth one of many who have been jailed by Israel Daniel estrin NPR news nubby solid in the West Bank and you're listening to NPR news from Washington from k. q. e.. D. news I'm Jeremy Siegel fire officials say twelve thousand firefighters have been deployed to fight the. Seventeen blazes burning across the state today that includes local state and federal firefighters, as well. As inmate firefighters and mutual aid assistance from across The country Lynn Mitch, off with Cal, fire says some crews have come from as far as New Jersey in Maryland we have quite a few. From the west already here Zona Colorado, Nevada. Oregon they're already. Here s the thing but to get the one from the east coast is a tremendous help too much off says Cal fire officials consider, a multitude of factors when allocating. Firefighters including fire activity and accessibility as you just heard. From NPR the massive car fire in Shasta county. Has taken another life according to Shasta county sheriff Tomba's Sankoh the. Victim was told to evacuate but did not leave. Their home so far the blaze has killed six people, scorched nearly ninety thousand acres and is just five percent contained Sonia Hudson has. More from. Reading, out in, an, evacuation zones the fire has scorched entire hillsides and valleys it's a landscape of blackened earth still smoldering in some areas with bits of ash flying around like snow flurries fire officials say containment Numbers have stayed low the last, couple of days, because they've been focusing on solidifying, existing fire lines and protecting homes I meet Casey Corcoran in an. Evacuation zone in the small community of ago he's a. Firefighter with, the, Butte. County fire department he's been working, the car fire since Monday what we do we get out there we'll start cutting down brush, clearing wood piles. Just getting anything out of the way that might be a hazard that. Will help us when the fire hits Corcoran's also been to the front line of the fire several times and he says sometimes the. Giant flames get so close to, the firefighters that they have to pull back. From the line I'm only Hotson, Kiwi dean is we'll have more on the wildfires in California throughout the.
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says he sees at least 3 percent growth for next 4-5 years
"Caused by the hurricanes last. Year he decided to help out and to sing about it this album isn't necessarily about the devastation or the destruction it's about the moving forward. That's all coming. Up but first this news Live from NPR news, in Washington I'm Janine. Herbst in northern California the massive wildfire around reading continues to. Burn zone Hudson for member station k. q. e. d. visited in evacuation zone for the car. Fire earlier today I've been driving around in an evacuation zone near. Reading and in that area the car fires. Burned entire hillsides landscapes completely blackened ashes flying around like snow flurries also in. That area there's a lot of homes, that have been completely burned to the ground by the fire they're, totally flattened there's lots of melted and twisted metal but the fires burned so randomly one house on a street could be totally fine and the other could be totally burned to the ground. At tens of thousands have been evacuated many are wondering when they'll be, able to go home are spokesman Chris Harvey says it could be a while your. Safety and the safety of the fire in law enforcement. Cruises number one and in order to ensure that safety. We have to make sure. All the roads continue. To be, closed and An, open only, to law enforcement and fire traffic and. That means that you're you're not. Likely to be allowed to go home anytime soon the fire is still only five percent contained Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the economy will. Continue to see strong growth for the next several years of you, contrary to many economists, and peers mirror Kennedy reports figures released Friday show the economy grew four point one percent in the second, quarter the latest growth rate is the highest one in nearly four years and on Fox. News Sunday Treasury. Secretary Steven Mnuchin said to expect more, of the same we. Can only project a couple of years in the future but. I think we're well on this path for several years he predicted four or five years of. Sustained three percent growth many economists are sceptical that current rates will. Continue though Federal Reserve officials told congress this. Month that they project GDP growth rates of under three percent next year and. Lower in twenty twenty and the ongoing, trade fight also has potential to limit growth Mary Kennedy NPR news Washington Dave before Zimbabwe holds historic elections longtime former, ruler Robert Mugabe gave us a prize press conference at his. Mansion today supporting the opposition and fears ater Peralta has more. Mugabe's sits on a green office chair in Zibo in the middle of his vast estate he's been here since the military forced him to resign in November and he lets it be known. That he will not be voting for Emmerson Mnangagwa who staged. What he, calls a, coup We're That means Mugabe the man who ran the ruling party for almost four decades will be voting for the opposition Mugabe who violently squash dissent, says he now hopes Zimbabwe's will be able to return to quote constitutionality. People he, says should be able to vote freely and fairly in pure news Herati and you're listening to NPR news from, Washington and this is WNYC in New. York I'm Sean. Carlson each of the nearly six thousand apartments in the stare at, city complex lost. Power early this, morning the sprawling complex in east New York has its own power plant workers resolved the issue by late, morning but it would take another several hours for the power to be fully up and running in each building. Barrel Thomas a home health aide couldn't get one of her clients because the elevators were. Down so she sat on a bench outside and waited and my. Client she's oxygen does she can't get anything? On I can't go the. Abaci it's seventeen. Floor Thomas, says emergency, workers Climb the stairs to check on vulnerable residents workers also rescued six people from stalled elevators the battle between New York's public, service commission and charter communications is heating up on Friday the agency said. Charter which, operates in state as spectrum was failing to meet its timetable to expand broadband service into the state's rural areas, in order to the company find another. Provider for its. New York customers within sixty days John Campbell Albany correspondent for the USA today network. Says charter lawsuit, can be expected during that time I do expect for lawsuit to be filed before that so that'll probably, drag it on the short answer is customers are being polled no there won't be any interruption and the state. Says that Charterhouse to continue providing the same amount of service through this new battle charter. Said the spectrum has built out its broadband network to more than. Forty two thousand unserved or under serve home? Since it began its merger. With Time Warner. Cable two, years ago Health officials say the drinking water at the Jacobi medical center in the Bronx has tested positive for the bacteria that causes legionnaire's disease, a spokesman for New York City health, and hospitals says required testing of the water found quote very low levels. Of the legionella bacteria the Jacobi medical center. Says it's using only bottled water and is installing new water filters on showers officials say. The risk the patients, staff and visitors is very low in that this New York State Department of health is treating and monitoring the water supply for the rest of, this evening we're looking at mostly clear skies here in our area will. Have low about seventy degrees tonight. Tomorrow Monday, Partly sunny through the day the high could. Hit about eighty two sometime in the afternoon and then. Tomorrow night we could see some showers a slight chance of rain but a. Twenty, percent chance of that mostly. Before midnight otherwise mostly cloudy tomorrow night we'll have low about seventy degrees this is WNYC at five or six support for NPR comes from the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide to address inequality in all its forms learn more at Ford Foundation Dot org.
Massive wildfires are scorching California
"News steps up to defend its White House. Bureau colleagues, his payback for Obama era As a member of. The White House. Press, pool FOX stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access. It's coming up after this My from NPR news in Washington I'm Janine Herbst in northern California the. Massive wildfire around reading continues to burn Sonia Hudson from member, station k. q. e., d. visited an evacuation zone for the car fire earlier today I've been driving around in evacuation zone near, reading and in that area the car fires burned entire hillsides landscapes completely blackened ashes flying. Around like snow. Flurries also in that area there's a, lot of homes that. Have been completely burned to the ground by the fire they're. Totally flattened there's lots of melted and twisted metal but the fires burn so randomly one house. On a street could be totally fine and the other could. Be totally burned to the ground and tens. Of thousands have been evacuated many are wondering when they'll be able to go home. Spokesman Chris Harvey says it could be, a while your safety and the safety of the fire in law enforcement cruise is number one and in order to ensure that safety we. Have to. Make sure all the roads continue to be closed and. Open only to law enforce And fire traffic. And that means that you're you're. Not likely to be allowed to go home anytime soon the fire is still only five percent contained jury secretary Steve Mnuchin says the economy. Will continue to see strong growth for the next several years, of you contrary to, many economists and here's Mary Kennedy reports figures released Friday show the economy grew four point one percent in, the second quarter the latest growth rate is the highest one in nearly four years and. On Fox News. Sunday Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said to, expect more of the. Same we can only project a couple of years in the. Future but I think we're well on this path for several years he predicted four or five. Years of sustained three percent growth many economists are sceptical that. Current rates will continue though Federal Reserve officials. Told congress this month that they project GDP growth rates of under three percent next. Year and lower in twenty twenty and, the ongoing trade fight also has the potential to limit growth merit Kennedy NPR news Washington Dave before Zimbabwe holds historic, elections longtime former ruler Robert Mugabe gave a surprise press conference. At his mansion today supporting the opposition and fears ater Peralta. Has more Mugabe's sits on a green office chair in Zibo in the middle of his vast estate he's been here since the military forced him to resign in November and he lets it. Be known that he will not be voting for Emmerson Mnangagwa who staged what, he calls, a, coup, I That means Mugabe the. Man who ran the ruling party for almost four decades will be voting for the opposition Mugabe who violently squash. Dissent says he now hopes that Zimbabweans will be able to. Return to quote constitutionality people he says should be able to. Vote freely and fairly NPR news Herati and you're listening to NPR, news from Washington from news I'm Jeremy Siegel fire crews from across the state continued. To battle the massive, car, fire in. Shasta county the blazes scorched, more than eighty nine thousand acres killed five people and destroyed. More than five hundred buildings officials say the blaze is just five percent contained Danielle Vinton reports meteorologists are warning. Conditions could intensify later this afternoon on Saturday the layer of smoke, over the fire was so thick at shaded the fire from the sun cooling the ground and actually producing the intense and. Unpredictable Fire behavior but at a briefing this morning Alex, Huynh fire meteorologist for the car fire warned that clearer skies today could spell trouble Potential bird Asian Heard more Hoon's worried the fire could become what's known as, plume dominated meaning the power of the fire would be greater than the power of, the winds making it very hard to know how the fire. Will behave fire meteorologist will be monitoring the blaze throughout the day to advise crews as needed. In reading I'm Daniel. Vinton news the car fighter isn't the only wildfire burning. In California, in fact there are seventeen blazes across. The state Cal, fire spokesman Scott McLean says the agencies had to dole out more than a hundred fourteen million dollars on resources in the past month and with fire season coming early this year McLean says he expects those numbers. To rise it's gonna. Be expensive, I mean there's gonna be a significant cost involved just because of the activity we've been. Dealing with as far as these fires I mean like two months early The. Size of the amount of them. There's gonna, be, a big Bill McLean says well the amount of. Money Cal fire spending is large they do..
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"Week Do we have a funeral on the side of the Oregon trail for Catherine the parent phone call that I get for having traumatize a girl for killing her on the Oregon trail during this for more true stories told live next time kids in the, Oregon trail forbidden photographs and. Freedom riders it's all on the moth radio hour from PRI the moth coming up tonight at ten and right, before it this. American life it starts at nine o'clock I'm Janine Herbst with these headlines in northern California a fast moving wildfire, has burned through more. Than one hundred twenty five acres and is still just five percent contained tens, of thousands of innovation you waited a, firefighter and. A bulldozer operator, died fighting the blaze. Called the car fire through other firefighters were injured British lawmakers want the UK government to increase oversight of social media like Facebook and other tech firms a recommendation is expected tomorrow calling for companies to be held accountable for harmful and misleading material on their sites and, also Catalan leader Carlos puigdemont. Is now in Belgium after being held in Germany for four months he was freed after Germany rejected Spain's extradition, request I'm Janine. Herbst NPR news in Washington.