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"Given is finally sailing again. It blocked global trade after it got stuck for nearly a week in the Suez Canal last spring. Joanna Cock icis reports. Egyptian authorities released it today after agreeing to a compensation deal with its owners. Tugboats escorted the ever given through the canal and onto the Mediterranean Sea. The ship had been docked since being dislodged at the end of March, as the Southwest Canal Authority and ship representatives worked out a compensation deal. Authority chairman Osama Robbie told reporters that the authority will receive the compensation in the next couple of months. He did not specify how much money because the parties have signed a non disclosure agreement. Media reports have put the figure at around 200 million for NPR news. I'm Joanna Cock icis. Wall Street has turned to

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01:34 min | 7 months ago

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"River levels and some of the potential for flooding. Northern Florida has been very saturated over the last couple weeks, so this is going to dump a lot of rain on there and is going to exacerbate any of those issues. The governor's asking people to use common sense and avoid standing water, downed power lines and using generators inside a home for NPR news. I'm Stephanie Colombini in Tampa. In Haiti. Authorities are searching for a group who attacked the presidential residence and assassinated President Jovan Elmo Ease and wounded the first lady. She's hospitalized, The country's prime minister, Claude Joseph, condemned the act, calling it a hateful, inhumane and barbaric act. The assassination comes amid deepening political and economic instability and a spike in gang violence. President Biden today says the US condemns the heinous act and calls the situation worrisome. Enormous container ship ever given is finally sailing again. It blocked global trade after it got stuck for nearly a week in the Suez Canal last spring. Joanna Cock icis reports. Egyptian authorities released it today after agreeing to a compensation deal with its owners. Tugboats escorted the ever given through the canal and onto the Mediterranean seek The ship had been docked since being dislodged at the end of March, as the Suez Canal Authority in chip representatives worked out a compensation deal. Uh, authority Chairman Osama Robbie told reporters that the authority will receive the compensation in the next couple of months. He did not specify how much money because.

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04:55 min | 7 months ago

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"Younger officers and law enforcement skews young. Law enforcement groups described the relationship with the Biden White House as cordial and candid. They've spoken to the attorney general and senior administration officials multiple times, but they have not spoken directly to Biden. It's a contrast to how quickly former President Trump reached out. Just a couple of weeks after he was inaugurated. Jonathan Thompson is with the National Sheriff's Association. We were asked to sit down within President Trump and did so and spent two hours going through the top 10 things that he wanted to achieve in the top 10 things we thought he should be achieving, and that's a temperature check that we have to take. It's a temperature check, he says They have not yet taken with President Biden. But some law enforcement groups have taken that temp check with senior advisers to the president like Cedric Richmond. If the question is do they have access? The question is that they do, um, because it's important to us. To make sure that we're keeping families safe and making sure that they know that we're concerned about unconstitutional policing and excessive force in this country, and we've relayed that to him. But the fact that the conversation the White House is having with police is about excessive force is a problem for some in the law enforcement community. I feel like this focus is contributing to low morale at a time when police forces are seeing record resignations and retirements, and they feel like the conversation ought to be focused on the crime wave sweeping the country. Cedric Richmond defends the White House's approach. What I think those police groups should recognize is that during the campaign when defund the police was at its highest moment, The president's plan called for $300 million more to community policing. There is no doubt Biden still has some friends in law enforcement. Art. Azevedo is the Miami police chief. And, he says it's admirable in his view that Biden is quote beaten up by the extreme right and the extreme left for his public safety positions, his history of working with law enforcement. I think that helps him in terms of being able to navigate the need for reform without being painted as this anti police left wing guy right, because that's simply not who he is. So, Asma, Let's talk about reform. There have been negotiations for months in Congress around a police reform bill, but no deal. Yet. Last month, negotiators said they had reached an agreement on a framework. But there are changes that some Democrats want, like eliminating qualified immunity that some police groups tell me are just nonstarters for them. Jonathan Thompson, with the Sheriff's association says law enforcement is in an untenable situation right now, and he thinks the president knows that, but I think at the same time he has some very, very hard decisions. He's going to have to make that. Frankly, there may not be of middle ground just to land on. You know, the president speaks about finding a solution to police reform if he could just get civil rights activists police unions in a room together, But he's also now dealing with a crime wave. And there's a sense that in order to have the political space to tackle reform, the administration needs to get violent crime under control. Which is why you heard the president recently. Say that right now is not a time to turn our backs quote on law enforcement. NPR's Asma Khalid. Thank you. You're welcome. The very large container ship that blocked Egypt's Suez Canal for more than a week back in March will start sailing again. Tomorrow It took a massive salvage effort to free it, and the ship's Japanese owners have agreed to pay the Suez Canal Authority. Here's NPR's Joanna Ka kisses. He attacked. The one from the Suez Canal Authority's chairman, Osama Robbie told a private Egyptian television channel that he won't reveal how much compensation was paid. In the deal. The two party signed a non disclosure agreement. Robbie praised the deal as important, saying it will preserve ties with the company and Japan. But Michelle VC. Bachmann, a shipping analyst for Lloyd's list, is troubled that there are so few public details about this deal as well as the incident and the investigation into it. Well, first of all, we need to know how it happened. I mean, these ships are worth Tens of millions of dollars and the trade that's on pawn them is worth. You know, one container ship the size of the ever given carries about, you know, 700 million to a billion dollars worth of cargo, so we need to know why this happened. Bachmann is also concerned that the Suez Canal Authority initially demanded $900 million in compensation huge, unrealistic sums of money. So all of the questions that in any other industry would be raising alarm bells and people would want to be finding the answers to. Nevertheless, the Suez Canal Authority is planning to hold a ceremony on the signing of this deal tomorrow. For NPR news. I'm Joanna Cock Icis..

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03:54 min | 7 months ago

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"I feel like this focus is contributing to low morale at a time when police forces are seeing record resignations and retirements, and they feel like the conversation ought to be focused on the crime wave sweeping the country. Cedric Richmond defends the White House's approach. What I think those police groups should recognize is that during the campaign when defund the police was at its highest moment, The president's plan called for $300 million more to community policing. There is no doubt Biden still has some friends in law enforcement. Art. Azevedo is the Miami police chief. And, he says it's admirable in his view that Biden is quote beaten up by the extreme right and the extreme left for his public safety positions, his history of working with law enforcement. I think that helps him in terms of being able to navigate the need for reform without being painted as this anti police left wing guy, right? Because that's simply not who yes. So, Asma, Let's talk about reform. There have been negotiations for months in Congress around a police reform bill, but no deal. Yet. Last month, negotiators said they had reached an agreement on a framework. But there are changes that some Democrats want, like eliminating qualified immunity that some police groups tell me are just nonstarters for them. Jonathan Thompson, with the Sheriff's association says law enforcement is in an untenable situation right now, and he thinks the president knows that, but I think at the same time he has some very, very hard decisions. He's going to have to make that. Frankly, there may not be of middle ground just to land on. You know, the president speaks about finding a solution to police reform if he could just get civil rights activists police unions in a room together, But he's also now dealing with a crime wave. And there's a sense that in order to have the political space to tackle reform, the administration needs to get violent crime under control. Which is why you heard the president recently. Say that right now is not a time to turn our backs quote on law enforcement. NPR's Asma Khalid. Thank you. You're welcome. The very large container ship that blocked Egypt's Suez Canal for more than a week back in March will start sailing again. Tomorrow It took a massive salvage effort to free it, and the ship's Japanese owners have agreed to pay the Suez Canal Authority. Here's NPR's Joanna Ka kisses. Well, he attacked the one from the Suez Canal Authority's chairman, Osama Robbie told a private Egyptian television channel that he won't reveal how much compensation was paid. In the deal. The two party signed a non disclosure agreement. Robbie praised the deal as important, saying it will preserve ties with the company and Japan. But Michelle VC. Bachmann, a shipping analyst for Lloyd's list, is troubled that there are so few public details about this deal as well as the incident and the investigation into it. Well, first of all, we need to know how it happened. I mean, these ships are worth Tens of millions of dollars and the trade that's on pawn them is worth. You know, one container ship the size of the ever given carries about, you know, 700 million to a billion dollars worth of cargo, so we need to know why this happened. Bachmann is also concerned that the Suez Canal Authority initially demanded $900 million in compensation huge, unrealistic sums of money. So all of the questions that in any other industry would be raising alarm bells and people would want to be finding the answers to. Nevertheless, the Suez Canal Authority is planning to hold a ceremony on the signing of this deal tomorrow. For NPR news. I'm Joanna Cock Icis. Tomorrow on the show, the federal government is about to declare a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time in history. What does that mean for the 40 million people who get their water from it? To listen. Ask your smart speaker.

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08:25 min | 7 months ago

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"This is all things Considered from NPR News. I'm Ailsa Chang Jeff Bezoza stepped down today as CEO of Amazon. Bezos will stay on as executive chairman of the company, but his longtime deputy, Andy Jassy, will handle day to day responsibilities at Amazon. NPR Tech reporter Bobby Allyn joins us now to explain the significance of this transition, and we should note that Amazon is among NPR's financial supporters. Hi, Bobby. Hey, What's up, Elsa? Hey. So remind us. Why is Jeff Bezoza stepping away now as CEO? Bezos founded Amazon 27 years ago in a garage in Bellevue, Washington, and this was a time remember when e commerce was in its infancy and frankly, many people that back then or even afraid to buy things online with credit cards. Obviously, a lot has changed since then, and Amazon is now the largest online retailer right in Bezoza, as we know it's the richest man on the planet, but, yeah, Beso says he now wants to take a back seat. So he's still going to have pretty sizable power at the company as executive chairman. But now he's going to focus on side projects like climate change philanthropy and his rocket company, Blue Origin. Speaking of in two weeks, Bezoza and his brother Mark will be blasting off to the edge of space in one of those very rockets. Yeah, I talked to Bloomberg. And so, look. I mean, this is someone who is obviously out to pursue his passions, have adventures and enjoy the extravagant wealth without compunction that he has accumulated, so I do think he'll be drifting farther and farther away from Amazon. Literally into space. Well, what do we know about bezoza? His replacement, Andy Jassy, tell us more about him. Yes, Jesse has long been bezoza Protege. He joined the company in 1997. And until today, Jesse was the top executive of Amazon Web services. It's the company's very, very profitable cloud computing arm. But he's very different than Bezos. I mean Bezoza is described as being hotheaded. He has angry outbursts and meetings. Jassy is more calm. He's mild mannered, soft spoken. He's been described Elsa as just much more approachable and easy going than than bezoza, and you know what he's really unknown in Silicon Valley. Unlike Bezoza, who As we know is the constant target of criticism and controversy. And, you know when the pandemic brought record profits for Amazon scrutiny of the company intensified, regulators here in the U. S and in Europe are investigating Amazon's business practices. We have heard many stories about workers who say they've been mistreated at Amazon. Author Stone told me, you know, moving Jassy to CEO. Is perhaps aimed at improving Amazon's image in the world right now, when so many are questioning the company's growth at all cost strategy, and we were wondering what the cost is not just to those workers but the society, So I think, yeah, Jassy has to kind of make Amazon and more empathetic. Company, friendlier company. He has to find Amazon's heart finding Amazon's heart. Well, I don't know how much lawmakers right now care about how empathetic Amazon is. Many of them think the company's anticompetitive. They're pushing through legislation to address that. Tell us how is that going? Yeah, right. So there's a package of bipartisan bills moving through Congress that's aimed at big text power, and if passed, they really would remake how Amazon operates. I mean, one of the proposals. Would force Amazon to spin off its private label from its online marketplace. Also, critics have long said that Amazon gives its own products a leg up. Um lawmakers are just really, really homing in on whether Amazon's business practices are anti Competitive and we'll see what happens with this, Um this group of bills, but it's really just one group, um, of proposals that are that are aimed at you know Amazon's troubles. There's a lot more regulatory and legal challenges ahead, and now it will be up to Jassy to call the shots on how Amazon will respond. That is NPR's Bobby Allyn. Thank you, Bobby. Thanks, Elsa. Countries around the world are reimposing restrictions to fight highly contagious new strains of the Corona virus. It's a bad omen for Southern Europe, where countries depend on tourism. Portugal now his curfews just weeks after opening to international travel, those who work in the travel sector are struggling to adapt to the uncertainty. Joanna Cock, icis reports. Miguel Rodriguez co managers to small hotels and Portugal's capital, Lisbon, as well as hundreds of vacation rentals around the country. He cannot stomach another summer with very few tourists because last year it's very hard to be honest with you. I had to fight a lot of people Last year, Rodriguez had to fire 100 people. Most of his staff. This summer. He was hoping to rehire some of them. I thought that's from June. The things will open and start increasing. Rodriguez is now giving his staff the bad news because they were supposed to start now, and I had to contact them and say, Okay, Don't know what will be the future. So we are going to put this process and stand by Eduardo Miranda, who leads Portugal's National Association of Vacation Rental owners, calls of this the new normal It's a little bit of a roller coaster, meaning ups and down, so we have to get ready for everything. Some rental owners like car Lada Guardino Have already prepared. There's no point of, you know. Ah, just going mad about it. The pandemic forced her to close her rentals in Lisbon last year, and immediately I started to plan And I found out something very interesting. There's also a lot of people that are here working just for periods of time. So suddenly I said, Oh, hold on a minute. Let me adapt. She tapped into a whole new market of travelers remote workers, also known as digital nomads. Rentals are now booked through next year. Portugal's lush archipelago of Madeira opened its doors to digital nomads in February with the help of remote working consultant Gonzalo Hall, well the rest of Portugal's occupancy rates or zero or 10% here and went to 100% in one month. Hundreds of digital nomads now rent homes on Madeira, including Marie Twas Son, a 24, year old biomedical engineer from the Philippines. Actually, right now, I'm in my havoc overlooking the ocean. She often spends evenings and weekends surfing my surf instructor. He was telling us that they were very thankful about this digital normal community because these people are willing to be For surf lessons, everything to pay for tourist attractions. The digital nomads live near the seaside village of Ponta Do Sol Jamal Cosima, Canadian who works in sales for a German software company spends evenings at the Old Pharmacy, a traditional restaurant with specialties like Kregel, which is steak with an egg on top and fries. And I think everyone just reinvests their salary in the old pharmacy. But digital nomads who were young, mobile and highly educated by themselves, will not restore the tourism industry, which accounts for about 1/5 of Portugal's GDP. Bluish usual president of the National Tourism Authority sees the pandemic is a wake up call for sustainability. We have to be very concrete. With this. We have been working to reduce the pressure from our main destinations, spreading tourism through the entire territory. Focusing in the entire year and not just on high season. That's for sure. Miranda, who's with the rental owners Association, welcomes the future of more resilient tourism. But right now, he and many other travel professionals are scrambling just to stay afloat. There's no business in the world that can cope with two years in a role without income and for Southern European tourism. The summer is the whole year. For NPR news. I'm Joanna Ka kisses. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news..

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07:08 min | 7 months ago

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"Sounds. It's a big one training was organized by a group of nightlife and healthcare professionals called last night. A DJ saved my life. 27 year old Nicholas grubs is here with friends. I've heard a handful of horse or is it in the past couple of weeks? Rob says people in the nightlife scene he's a part of don't typically use opioids like heroin or fentanyl. But people do double in cocaine and other drugs. These parties are just coming back, and I've already heard three or four different. Circumstances in which people have overdose, um or in which people have tested their drugs. And they've tested positive for having fentanyl and non. Still, some who showed up at nowadays wanted to know how worried should they be? National drug testing data showed that a relatively low percentage of the cocaine seized by law enforcement contains fentanyl or other synthetic opioids. But the mixture has become more common. In 2016 less than 1% of the cocaine samples tested by the Drug Enforcement Administration contains synthetic opioids in 2020. It was over 3%. That may not sound like much. But if you haven't built up a tolerance for opioids, they can be especially dangerous. So why are dealers mixing fentanyl with cocaine at all since the two drugs have opposite effects, these are not pharmacists. They're doing this, you know in their kitchen or they're doing another coffee table. That's Bryce Pardo, a drug policy researcher at the Rand Corporation. He suspects Steelers sometimes combine the drugs by accident there, mixing white powders with white powders. Sometimes using like, you know, an off the shelf blender. His theory isn't too far fetched. Fentanyl has become ubiquitous in recent years, Since it's cheap to make and highly addictive. It's often intentionally cut into heroin, and there's another concern. People might also buy it in counterfeit pills sold a Xanax. But researchers say it's still unclear what's driving the recent rise in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids and cocaine. Cardio wonders. Is it mostly unsuspecting cocaine users getting spiked drugs? Or is it people intentionally using more than one substance to get high? We need to do interviews with dealers and users to kind of get a better sense As to what's happening here. In some places, there might actually be demand for the Coke fentanyl combo. Dina Correa is co director of programs at ST Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction in the Bronx, the part of New York City with the highest rate of unintentional overdose deaths. What we're seeing is two different types of people were seeing the usual cocaine users, and then we're seeing heroin users who probably don't have access to their usual supplies may be due to covid or maybe something else, and so they are seeking fentanyl laced cocaine. But Correa says those people are still in the minority. For now, groups like last night, A DJ saved my life will continue to give out naloxone and encourage people to test their drugs Need to dilute for NPR news. I'm Caroline Lewis in New York. This is all things considered from NPR news. Countries around the world are reimposing restrictions to fight highly contagious new strains of the Corona virus. It's a bad omen for southern Europe where countries depend on tourism. Portugal now his curfews Just weeks after opening to international travel, those who work in the travel sector are struggling to adapt to the uncertainty. Joanna Cock, icis reports. Miguel Rodriguez co. Manages to small hotels and Portugal's capital, Lisbon, as well as hundreds of vacation rentals around the country. He cannot stomach another summer with very few tourists because last year it's very hard to be honest with you. I had to fight a lot of people Last year, Rodriguez had to fire 100 people. Most of his staff. This summer. He was hoping to rehire some of them. I thought that's from June. The things will open and start increasing. Rodriguez is now giving his staff the bad news because they were supposed to start now, and I had to contact them and say, Okay, Don't know what will be the future. So we are going to put this process and stand by Eduardo Miranda, who leads Portugal's National Association of Vacation Rental owners, calls of this the new normal It's a little bit of a roller coaster, meaning ups and down, so we have to get ready for everything. Some rental owners like car Lada Guardino Have already prepared. There's no point of, you know. Mm. Just going mad about it. The pandemic forced her to close her rentals and Lisbon last year and immediately I started to plan and I found out something very interesting. There's also a lot of people that are here working just for periods of time. So suddenly I said, Hold on a minute. Let me adapt. She tapped into a whole new market of travelers, remote workers, also known as digital nomads. Rentals are now booked through next year. Portugal's lush archipelago of Madeira opened its doors to digital nomads in February with the help of remote working consultant Gonzalo Halls well, the rest of Portugal's occupancy rates or zero, or 10% here going to 100% in one month. Hundreds of digital nomads now rent homes on Madeira, including Marie Twas on a 24, year old biomedical engineer from the Philippines. Actually, right now, I'm in my Harlock overlooking the ocean. She often spends evenings and weekends surfing my search instructor. He was telling us that they were very thankful about this digital normal community because these people are willing to be For surf lessons are willing to pay for tourist attractions. The digital nomads live near the seaside village of Ponta Das Ole Jamal Cosima, Canadian who works in sales for a German software company spends evenings at the Old Pharmacy, a traditional restaurant with specialties like Cradle, which is steak with an egg on top and fries. And I think everyone just reinvests their salary in the old pharmacy. But digital nomads who were young, mobile and highly educated by themselves, will not restore the tourism industry, which accounts for about 1/5 of Portugal's GDP. Bluish usual president of the National Tourism Authority sees the pandemic is a wake up call for sustainability. We have to be very concrete. With this. We have been working to reduce the pressure from our main destinations, spreading tourism through the entire territory. Focusing in the entire year and not just on high season. That's for sure. Miranda, who's with the rental owners Association, welcomes the future of more resilient tourism. But right now he and many other travel professionals are scrambling just to stay afloat. There's no business in the world that can cope with two years in a role without income and for southern European tourism. The summer is.

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06:28 min | 7 months ago

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"This is all things Considered from NPR News. I'm Ailsa Chang Jeff Bezoza stepped down today as CEO of Amazon. Bezos will stay on as executive chairman of the company, but his longtime deputy, Andy Jassy, will handle day to day responsibilities at Amazon. NPR Tech reporter Bobby Allyn joins us now to explain the significance of this transition. And we should note that Amazon is among NPR's financial supporters. Hi, Bobby. Hey, what's up, Elsa? Hey. So remind us. Why is Jeff Bezoza stepping away now as CEO? Bezos founded Amazon 27 years ago in a garage in Bellevue, Washington, and this was a time remember when e commerce was in its infancy and frankly, many people that back then or even afraid to buy things online with credit cards. Obviously, a lot has changed since then. Amazon is now the largest online retailer right in because as we know it's the richest man on the planet. But, yeah, Beso says he now wants to take a back seat, so he's still going to have pretty sizable power at the company as executive chairman. But now he's going to focus on side projects like climate change philanthropy and his rocket company, Blue Origin, Speaking of and Two weeks, Bezos and his brother Mark will be blasting off to the edge of space in one of those very rockets. Yeah, I talked to Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone about this Bastos transition. He's written two books on Amazon. And so, look. I mean, this is someone who is obviously out to pursue his passions, have adventures and enjoy the extravagant wealth without compunction that he has accumulated, so I do think he'll be drifting farther and farther away from Amazon. Literally into space. Well, what do we know about bezoza? His replacement, Andy Jassy, tell us more about him. Yes, Jesse has long been bezoza Protege. He joined the company in 1997. And until today, Jesse was the top executive of Amazon Web services. It's the company's very, very profitable cloud computing arm. But he's very different than Bezos. I mean Bezoza is described as being hotheaded. He has angry outbursts and meetings. Jassy is more calm. He's mild mannered. He's have spoken. He's been described Elsa as just much more approachable and easy going than Bezos. And you know what he's really unknown in Silicon Valley. Unlike bezels, who As we know is the constant target of criticism and controversy. And, you know when the pandemic brought record profits for Amazon scrutiny of the company intensified, regulators here in the U. S and in Europe are investigating Amazon's business practices. We have heard many stories about workers who say they've been mistreated at Amazon. Author Stone told me, you know, moving Jassy to CEO. Is perhaps aimed at improving Amazon's image in the world right now, when so many are questioning the company's growth at all costs strategy. We were wondering what the cost is not just to those workers, but the society. So I think, Yeah, Jazz, he has to kind of make Amazon and more empathetic company, a friendlier company. He has to find Amazon's hard finding Amazon's heart. Well, I don't know how much lawmakers right now care about how empathetic Amazon is. Many of them think the company's anticompetitive. They're pushing through legislation to address that. Tell us how is that going? Yeah, right. So there's a package of bipartisan bills moving through Congress that's aimed at big tax power. And if passed, they really would remake how Amazon operates. I mean, one of the proposals. Would force Amazon to spin off its private label from its online marketplace, You know. Also, critics have long said that Amazon gives its own products a leg up. Um lawmakers are just really, really homing in on whether Amazon's business practices are are anti competitive, and we'll see what happens with this, Um this group of bills, but it's really just one group. Of proposals that are that are aimed at you know Amazon's troubles. There's a lot more regulatory and legal challenges ahead, and now it will be up to Jassy to call the shots on how Amazon will respond. That is NPR's Bobby Allyn. Thank you, Bobby. Thanks, Elsa. Countries around the world are reimposing restrictions to fight highly contagious new strains of the Corona virus. It's a bad omen for Southern Europe where countries depend on tourism. Portugal now his curfews Just weeks after opening to international travel, those who work in the travel sector are struggling to adapt to the uncertainty. Joanna Cock, icis reports. Miguel Rodriguez co. Manages to small hotels and Portugal's capital, Lisbon, as well as hundreds of vacation rentals around the country. He cannot stomach another summer with very few tourists because last year it's very hard to be honest with you. I had to fight a lot of people Last year, Rodriguez had to fire 100 people. Most of his staff. This summer. He was hoping to rehire some of them. I thought that's from June. The things will open and start decreasing. Rodriguez is now giving his staff the bad news because they were supposed to start now, and I had to contact them and say, Okay, Don't know what will be the future. So we are going to put this process and stand by Eduardo Miranda, who leads Portugal's National Association of Vacation Rental owners, calls of this the new normal It's a little bit of a roller coaster, meaning ups and down, so we have to get ready for everything. Some rental owners like car Lada Guardino Have already prepared. There's no point of you know how, uh, just going mad about it. The pandemic forced her to close her rentals in Lisbon last year, and immediately I started to plan And I found out something very interesting. There's also a lot of people that are here working just for periods of time. So suddenly I said, Hold on a minute. Let me adapt. She tapped into a whole new market of travelers, remote workers, also known as digital nomads. Rentals are now booked through next year. Portugal's lodge archipelago of Madeira opened its doors to digital nomads in February with the help of remote working consultant Don Salo. Halls well, the rest of Portugal's thank you rates where zero or 10% Here. It went to 100% in one month. Hundreds of digital nomads now read homes on Madeira, including Marie Watson, a 24 year old biomedical engineer from.

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"Of the company, but his longtime deputy, Andy Jassy, will handle day to day responsibilities at Amazon. NPR Tech reporter Bobby Allyn joins us now to explain the significance of this transition, and we should note that Amazon is among NPR's financial supporters. Hi, Bobby. Hey, what's up, Elsa? Okay. So remind us. Why is Jeff Bezoza stepping away now as CEO? Bezos founded Amazon 27 years ago in a garage in Bellevue, Washington, and this was a time remember when e commerce was in its infancy and frankly, many people that back then or even afraid to buy things online with credit cards. Obviously, a lot has changed since then, and Amazon is now the largest online retailer right in Bezoza, as we know it's the richest man on the planet, but, yeah, Beso says he now wants to take a back seat. So he's still going to have pretty sizable power at the company as executive chairman. But now he's going to focus on side projects like climate change philanthropy and his rocket company, Blue Origin. Speaking of in two weeks, Bezoza and his brother Mark will be blasting off to the edge of space in one of those very rockets. Yeah, um, I talked to Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone about this bezoza transition. He's written two books on Amazon. And so, look. I mean, this is someone who is obviously out to pursue his passions, have adventures and enjoy the extravagant wealth without compunction that he has accumulated, so I do think he'll be drifting further and further away from Amazon. Literally into space. Well, what do we know about bezoza? His replacement, Andy Jassy, tell us more about him. Yes, Jesse has long been bezoza Protege. He joined the company in 1997. And until today, Jesse was the top executive of Amazon Web services. It's the company's very, very profitable cloud computing arm. But he's very different than bezoza. I mean, Bezoza is described as being hotheaded. He has angry outbursts and meetings. Jassy is more calm. He's mild mannered, soft spoken. He's been described Elsa as just much more approachable and easy going than than bezoza, and you know what he's really unknown in Silicon Valley. Unlike bezoza, who, as we know is the constant target of criticism and controversy, and you know when the pandemic brought record profits for Amazon scrutiny of the company intensified. Regulators here in the U. S and in Europe are investigating Amazon's business practices. We have heard many stories about workers who say they've been mistreated at Amazon Author Stone told me, you know, moving Jassy to CEO is perhaps aimed at improving Amazon's image in the world right now, when so many are questioning the company's Growth at all cost strategy. We were wondering what the cost is not just to those workers but the society, So I think, yeah, Jazzy has to kind of make Amazon and more empathetic. Company, friendlier company. He has to find Amazon's heart finding Amazon's heart. Well, I don't know how much lawmakers right now care about how empathetic Amazon is. Many of them think the company's anticompetitive. They're pushing through legislation to address that. Tell us how is that going? Yeah, right. So there's a package of bipartisan bills moving through Congress that's aimed at big text power, and if passed, they really would remake how Amazon operates. I mean, one of the proposals. Would force Amazon to spin off its private label from its online marketplace. Also, critics have long said that Amazon gives its own products a leg up. Um lawmakers are just really, really homing in on whether Amazon's business practices are are anti Competitive and we'll see what happens with this, Um this group of bills, but it's really just one group, um, of proposals that are that are aimed at you know Amazon's troubles. There's a lot more regulatory and legal challenges ahead, and now it will be up to Jassy to call the shots on how Amazon will respond. That is NPR's Bobby Allyn. Thank you, Bobby. Thanks, Elsa. Countries around the world are reimposing restrictions to fight highly contagious new strains of the Corona virus. It's a bad omen for Southern Europe, where countries depend on tourism. Portugal now his curfews just weeks after opening to international travel, those who work in the travel sector are struggling to adapt to the uncertainty. Joanna Cock, icis reports. Miguel Rodriguez co managers to small hotels and Portugal's capital, Lisbon, as well as hundreds of vacation rentals around the country. He cannot stomach another summer with very few tourists because last year it's very hard to be honest with you. I had to fight a lot of people Last year, Rodriguez had to fire 100 people. Most of his staff. This summer. He was hoping to rehire some of them. I thought that's from June. The things will open and start increasing. Rodriguez is now giving his staff the bad news because they were supposed to start now, and I had to contact them and say, Okay, Don't know what will be the future, So we are going to put this process and stand by Eduardo Miranda, who leads Portugal's National Association of Vacation Rental owners. Calls this the new normal It's a little bit of a roller coaster, meaning ups and down, so we have to get ready for everything. Some rental owners like car Lada Guardino have already prepared. There's no point of, you know. Mm. Just going mad about it. The pandemic forced her to close her rentals and Lisbon last year and immediately I started to plan and I found out something very interesting. There's also a lot of people that are here working just for periods of time. So suddenly I said, Hold on a minute. Let me adapt. She tapped into a whole new market of travelers remote workers, also known as digital nomads. Her rentals are now booked through next.

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"Profits for Amazon scrutiny of the company intensified, regulators here in the U. S and in Europe are investigating Amazon's business practices. We have heard many stories about workers who say they've been mistreated at Amazon. Author Stone told me, you know, moving Jassy to CEO. Is perhaps aimed at improving Amazon's image in the world right now, when so many are questioning the company's growth at all cost strategy, and we were wondering what the cost is not just to those workers but the society, So I think, yeah, jazzy has to kind of make Amazon and more empathetic. Company, friendlier company. He has to find Amazon's heart finding Amazon's heart. Well, I don't know how much lawmakers right now care about how empathetic Amazon is. Many of them think the company's anticompetitive. They're pushing through legislation to address that. Tell us how is that going? Yeah, right. So there's a package of bipartisan bills moving through Congress that's aimed at big text power, and if passed, they really would remake how Amazon operates. I mean, one of the proposals. Would force Amazon to spin off its private label from its online marketplace. You know, Elsa critics have long said that Amazon gives its own products a leg up. Um lawmakers are just really, really homing in on whether Amazon's business practices are are anti Competitive and we'll see what happens with this, Um this group of bills, but it's really just one group, um, of proposals that are that are aimed at you know Amazon's troubles. There's a lot more regulatory and legal challenges ahead, and now it will be up to Jassy to call the shots on how Amazon will respond. That is NPR's Bobby Allyn. Thank you, Bobby. Thanks, Elsa. Countries around the world are reimposing restrictions to fight highly contagious new strains of the Corona virus. It's a bad omen for Southern Europe, where countries depend on tourism. Portugal now his curfews just weeks after opening to international travel, those who work in the travel sector are struggling to adapt to the uncertainty. Joanna Cock, icis reports. Miguel Rodriguez co managers to small hotels and Portugal's capital, Lisbon, as well as hundreds of vacation rentals around the country. He cannot stomach another summer with very few tourists because last year it's very hard to be honest with you. I had to fight a lot of people Last year, Rodriguez had to fire 100 people. Most of his staff. This summer. He was hoping to rehire some of them. I saw that from June. The things will open and start increasing. Rodriguez is now giving his staff the bad news because they were supposed to start now, and I had to contact them and say, Okay, Don't know what will be the future, So we are going to put this process and stand by Eduardo Miranda, who leads Portugal's National Association of Vacation Rental owners. Calls this the new normal It's a little bit of a roller coaster, meaning ups and down, so we have to get ready for everything. Some rental owners like car Lada Guardino have already prepared. There's no point of, you know. Mm. Just going mad about it. The pandemic forced her to close her rentals and Lisbon last year and immediately I started to plan and I found out something very interesting. There's also a lot of people that are here working just for periods of time. So suddenly I said, Hold on a minute. Let me adapt. She tapped into a whole new market of travelers remote workers, also known as digital nomads. Her rentals are now booked through next year. Portugal's lush archipelago.

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"This president is a commander in chief. He has exposure to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars to home. The public has a right to know President Trump has dismissed, the Times reported Spake news. In northern California. Three fires of immersion into one blaze that's raging in the popular wine country of Napa and Sonoma County's homes and wineries have burned and thousands of people have had to evacuate. More from NPR's Erik Wester Veldt. The glass fire as it's now called erupted Sunday near Calistoga. It's near an area that burned in the deadly 2017 Tubbs fire around Santa Rosa and where fires forced evacuations last month Now, once again, several 1000 residents are being told to leave. Cal Fire's Lynne Tolmachoff. Folks that live in the fear of getting used to being evacuated, Unfortunately, and if they understand what's happening, they understand what could happen if they don't leave. So they've been very receptive. Been very helpful to us with getting out and evacuating in a timely manner. The glass fire is just the latest in a historically destructive wildfire year throughout the West Coast. Scientists say a century long policy of fire suppression and man made climate change have fueled the intensity and spread of the fires. Eric Westervelt NPR news Alone. Louisville police officer charged in connection with the death of Briana Taylor is pleading not guilty. Jake Ryan from member Station W F P L has details. Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankerson faces three counts of felony once and endangerment for shooting into the apartments that neighbored Briana Tailors. On Monday, he entered a not guilty plea on all three counts. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge and Bailey Smith ordered Hankerson to relinquish any firearms and instructed prosecutors to submit a recording of the grand jury proceedings that led to his indictment to the court file by Wednesday. The recording could answer several unanswered questions about the case, most notably if Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron presented any evidence against the other two officers that were involved in the deadly raid for NPR News. I'm Jake Ryan in Louisville, Kentucky, a member of the grand jury that declined to charge the officers involved in Briana Taylor's death. Has filed a court motion for the release of the transcript of the investigation. The grand jurors name is not mentioned in the request, which has posted online by an attorney representing Taylor's family. This is NPR news. A federal judge in Atlanta, says every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated paper backup of electronic poll books that are used to check in voters. The decision comes at the request of activists who argue that malfunctioning electronic poll books Created bottlenecks that resulted in long lines during Georgia's primary election in June and the state's runoff in August. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a peaceful resolution to a volatile sea border dispute between NATO allies Greece and Turkey. As Joanna Cock Icis reports from Athens. The two sides appear to be on the verge of diplomatic talks. The border dispute flared up the summer over access to offshore natural gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Greece and Turkey, beefed up their military presence and looked poised for conflict. Speaking in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Pompeo told the Athens News Agency that the U. S wants dialogue. We watched the Greeks move in that direction, trying to achieve that. We hope the Turkish cover will see it the same way and we help exploratory talks not only get kicked off right, but it's important that they're resolved in a way that delivers outcomes that each of the two nations find more than acceptable. Pompeo set to visit the NATO air base on the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday. For NPR News. I'm Joanna Caucasus. In Athens, Tampa Bay beat Dallas 2 to 0 in Game six of the NHL playoffs to win the Stanley Cup. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the most valuable player..

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"The people decide We're in election year. We're 38 days to go. People are already voting. Makamba released a statement saying that Trump could not have made a better decision and called Bharat quote an exceptionally impressive jurist. And an exceedingly well qualified nominee and quote for NPR news. I'm Karen's are in Lexington. More than two dozen people were arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, during racial justice demonstrations last night in Portland, Oregon. A right wing rally last night was far smaller than organizer's predicted with a few 100 demonstrators waving Confederate and Trump 2020 flags. Hundreds of counter demonstrators gathered near by But there was no serious violence. Chinese President Xi Jinping is defending his government's treatment of ethnic Uighurs. After a rare rebuke from the U. N Human Rights Council, the BBC's Michael Bristowe report. She calls the policies totally correct. Despite evidence of human rights abuses. Chinese thoughts have detained one million Muslims. Mostly ethnic Uighurs, that indoctrination camps. It's also being accused of practice in forced labor, separating parents from their Children and Spain on people in their homes. International criticism is growing. But speaking, it's a meeting on singer involving senior leaders. Mr. She said China would not change course, he claimed Beijing's policies had laid the foundations for lasting peace and stability in the region were perfectly right. And would carry on for some time. The BBC's Michael Bristowe, This is NPR. A long running conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is again reaching a boiling point. Their forces air clashing over the long disputed region of Nagorno Kara Bach and ethnic Armenian region that declared independence in 1991. Both sides are reporting fatalities and have declared martial law. Voters in Switzerland have vetoed a proposal. Toe end freedom of movement within the European Union. Joanna Cock ICIS reports, a right wing Nationalist party promoted the referendum to limit immigration. The Swiss Public Broadcasting Network reports that more than 60% of voters rejected the proposal to scrap the free movement agreement. Switzerland is not an EU member state and relies on this agreement for trade, transportation and education partnerships within Europe. The anti immigrant. Swiss People's Party, the largest in parliament, pushed for the referendum. The party's leaders used the same slogans as pro Brexit politicians, claiming most migrants are dangerous and likely to go on welfare. As well as take jobs. But opponents argue that striking down the agreement would hurt the economy and strips with citizens of their freedom to live and work in other parts of Europe. For NPR news, I'm Joanna Cock icis. Israel is limiting prayer gatherings as Judaism's holy day of Yom Kippur begins this evening. It's part of a tight lock down amid rising corona virus cases per capita. Israel has one of the world's largest new outbreaks. I'm Barbara Klein..

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"Voters in Switzerland have vetoed a proposal. Toe end freedom of movement within the European Union. Joanna Cock ICIS reports, a right wing Nationalist party promoted the referendum to limit immigration. The Swiss Public Broadcasting Network reports that more than 60% of voters rejected the proposal to scrap the free movement agreement. Switzerland is not an EU member state and relies on this agreement for trade, transportation and education partnerships within Europe. The anti immigrant. Swiss People's Party, the largest in parliament, pushed for the referendum. The party's leaders used the same slogans as pro Brexit politicians, claiming most migrants are dangerous and likely to go on welfare. As well as take jobs. But opponents argue that striking down the agreement would hurt the economy and strips with citizens of their freedom to live and work in other parts of Europe. For NPR news, I'm Joanna Cock icis.

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"Taylor. That hasn't happened. We only charges that came from the investigation were for the shots. Officer Brett Hankerson fired into a neighboring apartment. Not Taylor's protester, Constance Every says that's not justice. Which he has another idea of how to get it. We have to get back to you. As what is important for the people are voting power again. Why is this happening Well is happy because you have to look at the political leadership in place here. Every says protests will continue until the country stops the unethical killing of black Americans. For NPR NEWS. I'm Ryan. Vandals. ER in Louisville President Trump has signed an executive order that the White House describes as protecting infants born alive after abortions. NPR's Sarah McCammon reports, abortion rights groups called the Order politically Motivated and unnecessary. President Trump's executive order instructs the Department of Health and Human Services to make sure that organizations receiving federal funds provide medical care too premature infants. Including those born very early or with severe disabilities in fantasize already is illegal. But abortion rights opponents have objected to laws allowing women to obtain abortions when severe fetal abnormalities air discovered late in pregnancy. Trump announced his plans to sign what supporters described as a born alive order during the National Catholic Prayer breakfast earlier in the week. In a statement, the abortion rights group NARAL called that a quote intentionally inflammatory term that is not grounded in medical science. Sarah McCammon NPR news and you're listening to NPR news. Voters in Switzerland this weekend will decide whether to end the country's agreement with the European Union on the Free Movement of People. Joanna Cock, Icis reports. Non citizens make up about a quarter of the 8.6 Million people living in Switzerland. Many air you nationals working his doctors, nurses or educators, but the anti immigrants with people's party claims that most migrants are dangerous. And likely to go on welfare and that they also takes with jobs. Switzerland is not in the European Union but lets you citizens work in the country. The Swiss People's Party wants Switzerland to end this deal, but polls show that most Swiss voters want to keep it. Supporters of the YOU deal, say, ending it would deprive Switzerland of skilled workers and isolate the country politically and economically. For NPR news. I'm Joanna Caucasus. Armenia has declared martial law as violence erupts. Armenia's military says it shot down to Azerbaijani helicopters around a disputed territory after Azerbaijan launched an air and artillery attack. There have been reports of civilian casualties. Azerbaijan says it was responding to shelling along the front. A mountainous separatist region has long been claimed by both sides. It is ethnically Armenian and internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan. South Korea today handed over the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the Korean War. In the seventh annual repatriation ceremony. A Chinese military plane retrieved the remains from Seoul before flying them back to China. Since the first ceremony in 2014, the remains of more than 700 tiny soldiers have been returned. It's NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the candy to fund supporting individual dignity and sustainable communities, their investments and transformative leaders and ideas. Learn more at K nd D a fund dot or GE and Americans for the Arts. I've.

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"This is press play, and Casey are w I'm Madeleine brand the future of cities. Abandonment of our cities is gonna leave behind a deeper split between rich and poor. And so we're going to see parts of cities being revitalized and other parts of cities much more impoverished than we've ever seen. How cove it is reshaping cities. Will they eventually become more or less liveable? How Los Angeles became a global city in a matter of decades? Aerospace was so important To the development of some kind, but it was a secret world. The far right extremist group The Boogaloo Boys showing up in anti mask protests and black lives matter. Demonstrations, two of them now accused are trying to work with Hamas and the Oscar goes to Harrison and new diversity rules to qualify for the Academy Awards will explain what they are and whether they'll do anything to make Oscar's not so white. That's all coming up. First news. Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a sailing president Trump for downplaying the dangers of the Corona virus back in February. Speaking at a campaign event in Michigan today, Biden referenced a forthcoming book by journalist Bob Woodward that details more than a dozen interviews with the president. We just learned from the Washington Post complice Bob Woodward. That the president United States has admitted on tape in February. He knew about covert 19 that it passed through the air. He knew how deadly it was. It was much more deadly than the flu he knew and purposely played it down. Woodward says Trump told him that he wanted to play it down in order to minimize public panic. The White House is defending the president, saying that he has never lied to the public and that he was working to express confidence and calm. As of today, the United States has recorded more than 6.5 million cases of Coben, 19 and nearly 200,000 deaths. The U. S military is deploying additional troops and equipment to several cities along the West Coast, where dozens of wildfires continue to burn. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports. Re sources are especially strained in Oregon and Washington State. The National Interagency Fire Center in Idaho says more than 200 National Guard soldiers or deployed toe wildfires in Northern California. Alongside two C 1 30 heavy air tankers. Washington's Air National Guard is also deploying to the eastern side of the state, where tens of thousands of acres have burned since Labor Day. These deployments air usually a sign that the government's typical private aviation contractors are tapped out something that doesn't always happen until later in the fall, though Nothing is normal about thes 2020 wildfires. As Washington's governor Jay Inslee warned. We're living in a new world. Government officials air again doubling down their warnings that despite climate change, most of these wildfires are caused by humans and are preventable. Kirk Siegler. NPR NEWS Boise Massive fires have gutted the largest refugee camp in Greece, located on the island of Lesbos. Joanna Caucasus, says no serious injuries have been reported. More than 12,000 asylum seekers fled the camp as flames engulfed it. Some suffered smoke inhalation. Firefighters put out the flames after several hours. The camp was on lock down after a Corona virus outbreak. Human rights groups have repeatedly slammed Greece for the camps. Overcrowding, filthy conditions. And lack of soap and running water. Joanna Cock icis reporting from Athens. All of the major indices are trading higher at the sour on Wall Street. The Dow was up 684 points the S and P up 89. NASDAQ composite up 343 points. This is NPR news. Head of the Department of Homeland Security, is defending his response to protests in Portland, Oregon. Interim Secretary Chad Wolf is responding to criticism that the agency overstepped its authority when it sent federal agents to the city to help quell demonstrations. Speaking in Washington today, Wolf said the civil unrest in downtown Portland ranks among the top threats facing the United States, along with the corona virus, pandemic and election interference. A new poll finds almost half of all households in the US are facing serious financial difficulties in mid the Corona virus pandemic. NPR's at Yuki Noguchi has more on the findings from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard University. The five parts survey shows a majority of households in the largest cities are dealing with lost jobs or reduced work hours, causing serious financial problems that are particularly acute among Latino and black households. In Houston, For example, 63% of households overall reported serious financial problems. But among black families in Houston that was 81% and among Latino households 77%. In many cases, savings have been depleted. In addition, households have serious problems paying their rent and utilities. The poll also shows the impacts are much greater for families was less than $100,000 a year in income. Yuki Noguchi. NPR news Stocks continue to trade higher on Wall Street The Dow was up 684 points the S and P also trading higher up.

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"You see it clear as day. You know exactly what you have to do to make all of your dreams come true Ocean villas, Private jets personal chef. The stable off horses. Two states one for you one for somebody special asking right there, But you got to do just one little thing. The clock. Is ticking. Steps on the mobile pandemic studio. We probably present golden Laure get ready. Snap judgments similar of sound movies of the mind storytelling with a beat, but after this short break, snap us stay. Live from NPR NEWS. I'm nor RAHM President Trump says the director of national intelligence is canceling in person briefings to Congress on election security. Because he says there are leakers on the committees. The announcement comes amid concerns of foreign interference in the upcoming election. NPR's Jason Slotkin reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff. Said they'd been informed that the office was canceling briefings to the intelligence committees in both chambers as well as the full house. Their joint statement goes on to call it a shocking abdication. Of the offices lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed and a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Intelligence officials have been warning of potential interference from foreign governments in the 2020 election. Earlier this month and intelligence assessment identified Iran, China and Russia as each seeking to undermine one of the two presidential candidates. Jason Slotkin NPR news Washington President Trump visited Louisiana and Texas Saturday to view firsthand the damage done by Hurricane Laura that slammed into the Gulf Coast Thursday. In Lake Charles, Louisiana, the president said the Federal Emergency Management Agency is working hard to help survivors. Seema has delivered 2.6 million litres of water at one point for million meals. And that's a lot of meals at least 16 people died. The White House says President Trump will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, the sane of daily protests since last Sunday. When police shot a black man Jacob Blake in the back, leaving him paralyzed. The president is to meet with law enforcement and survey damage from a recent demonstrations that have turned violent. The UN's refugee and migration agencies say European Union ports must allow vessels carrying more than 400 rescued asylum seekers. To disembark. Joanna Kisses reports. The newest rescue vessel is the Louise Michele, paid for by the British street artist Banksy. Its crew rescued more than 200 people. In just a few days, the Italian coast Guard agreed to take on Lee 49 on board. Another humanitarian vessel is carrying 200 migrants and a commercial ship has housed another 27 for the last three weeks. Immigration lawyer Julia Trang Kina says thes migrants have rights under international law there general asylum seekers with the right to protection Once they get to international waters, they have a right to claim asylum. Malta and Italy often cite the pandemic has reasons to keep ships carrying migrants away. For NPR news. I'm Joanna Cock Icis. You're listening to NPR news. A building collapsed in northern China Saturday. Officials say at least 29 people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured. It happened about 400 miles southwest of Beijing. Rescue workers are searching through the rubble for survivors Stock soared to record highs again this week. Despite continued weakness in the jobs market. NPR's gyms are Oli reports, The NASDAQ composite index finished the week setting a new record. So did the S and P 500, which has risen for eight of the nine past weeks. And the Dow Jones industrial average has risen so much it's reversed this year's losses. Stocks rose during the week after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced a new inflation policy that should keep interest rates low for longer, although stocks continue to climb. The labor market remains troubled New unemployment claims once again top two million and big companies such as Coca Cola and American Airlines announced big job cuts. Jim's a roly NPR news. A second judge in Iowa has invalidated thousands of absentee ballot requests. The ruling came in response to a suit by the Trump young pan. At the county acted improperly and sending the absentee ballot request forms to voters, with their information already entered. A judge in another county had ruled the same way, while a third suit has not yet been decided. In the decided cases, election officials will have to inform the affected voters. The requests have been invalidated, and they'll need to submit another form. I'm Nora RAHM NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..

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"FM and AM 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Democratic leaders in the House are calling for investigations into how federal law enforcement agents have been dealing with protesters in Portland, Oregon. Demonstrators have been on the streets of the city for nearly two months in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Jonathan Levinson is with Oregon Public Broadcasting. They were using tear gas, which is an agent that makes you cough. It makes your nose run your eyes and skin burn on and they were also firing rubber bullets at protesters. President Trump says he deployed agents to Portland because city police lost control of safety and security. Republican leaders in Congress are expected to sit down with the president today to talk about a new Corona virus aid package. It's likely to cost about a trillion dollars. NPR Susan Davis says one major item will be what to do about expanded unemployment benefits. Several months back. Congress passed Another. The first piece of legislation to address the pandemic that included this additional $600 benefit on top of traditional unemployment benefits that runs out at the end of the month. And Republicans have opposed it in part because they say it just disincentivize people from going backto work if they're making more money on unemployment, and it's hard for employers to get their workers backto work. It's also been a stimulus, and it's also been money being pumped back into the economy and helping a lot of people stay afloat. This is NPR news from Washington. Across the U. S. There have been 3.7 million Corona virus infections. The number of deaths nationwide tops 140,000. New infections continue to soar in states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona. India is reporting its sharpest single day spike in new infections. Schmidt to Pataki reports from Mumbai, India, has registered more than 40,000 fresh covert 19 infections in a single day. India sort of caseload is the third highest in the woods behind the U. S. And Brazil, But its daily Dolly has been surpassing Brazil's in recent days and the actual numbers maybe even greater. India's testing rate is relatively low. Leaders of the European Union or into their fourth day of negotiations over a $2 trillion corona virus stimulus package for the 27 you countries as Joanna Cock Icis reports, disagreements pushed the talks well past their Saturday conclusion. The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Ruta, once funds to be tied to how well member states observe the rule of law. Russia and other European leaders have criticized Hungary's government for eroding democratic institutions. That angered Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who dismisses the criticism as politically motivated. He accused Russia of hating Hungary and has threatened to veto the budget. Now Futures are down 33 points this morning. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. And this is a W. N. Y. C in New York at 7 30 for Good morning. I'm David first heading up to an afternoon high of 93 degrees. Today with mostly sunny skies. It's 82 now in New York City. Phase Four of reopening starts today in New York City. W. My CDs Shawn Carlson has more professional sports air back, though the cheering fans are not on set. Music, television and movie productions are also returning. Face for also includes the opening of low risk outdoor arts and entertainment at 33% capacity. Places like zoos, botanical gardens and nature parks. Boats are now departing for Liberty Island. The grounds around the Statue of Liberty are open to visitors, though the statue itself remains closed. Also back in effect. Alternate side parking, but only one day instead of to the city will go by the last day on the street sign. Oh, it is going to be hot. Today. It's 82. Now we're heading.

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"Remote warning for alive will be very open, and I'm very concerned about being around close to 100 students every day. Plus, we're going back to Mars. We'll talk about the science mission and the engineering marvels of NASA's new Perseverance Rover. It's hard. We're on the edge of our seats. No. At this point, we put up our hands and fingers and say, Let's hope that we've tested it and we know everything that's gonna happen, and it's gonna turn out well. Coming up after the break. Stay with us. Live from NPR News on Janine Herbst. Several Democratic leaders in Congress are demanding an immediate investigation into the Trump administration's use of violent tactics against Portland protesters as NPR's Matthew Schwartz reports. The quiet request comes amid ongoing protests over police brutality and racism. The lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the use of force against what they say are peaceful protests in Portland and elsewhere. This comes after reports of federal agents in camouflage and tactical gear jumping out of unmarked vehicles to detain and search protesters in Portland this week. In a letter to the inspector's general of both the justice and Homeland security departments. The Democratic lawmakers criticized the Trump administration for quote arresting American citizens in the dead of night. They want to know. Each time the administration has authorized the use of force in response to people exercising their First Amendment rights. Matthew Schwartz NPR NEWS Washington Corona virus cases arising in many states around the country, mainly in the South and West. California is one of the state's getting hit hard. In Los Angeles County, The health Department says infections rose by more than 2800 today to more than 155,000 lei. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city eased Cove in 19 restrictions too quickly. And he says L A could implement new stay at home orders. If the infection rate continues to rise this virus praise on our division praise when we get exhausted it praise on us in those moments when we don't have a unified national front or we as individuals think this ain't going to be a big deal. We have to be a cz vigilant right now as we were the first day. Speaking there to CNN State of the union. Meanwhile, many states are now implementing mandatory mask orders, including Arkansas in Colorado and Ohio's Republican governor says he would not rule out a statewide mandate for masks. European Union leaders air haggling for 1/3 day over an $800 billion budget to revive its pandemic hit economies. Joanna Cock ICIS reports. The Netherlands push for a strict control over those funds has angered Hungary's nationalist leader. The Dutch Prime minister Mark Rata, wants to withhold funds from member states like Hungary unless they meet the use Democratic standards. That enraged Hungary's Prime minister, Viktor Orban, who spoke to reporters in Brussels. I don't know what is the personal reason.

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