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Biden Covid advisers say transition delay hurts pandemic prep beyond vaccines
"From npr news. I'm lakshmi singh. President elect joe biden says. His transition team is moving ahead with plans to combat the coronavirus pandemic despite a lack of cooperation from the trump administration. Npr's windsor johnston reports with inauguration day. Fast approaching the white house is still refusing to give biden access to the nation's top public health experts even as the number of infections continues to hit daily record highs the nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr anthony fauci says a delay in essential transition talks between the trump and incoming biden administrations could delay the nation's response to the pandemic at a critical time. There has not been any form with discussions with the with the biden People on this that kind of thing makes it easier to just go from one to the other so yes. I would wish that we would be able to do that. That would be helpful. President-elect biden warned. This week that more americans could die at trump keeps refusing to coordinate planning for the distribution of a vaccine when it becomes available windsor johnston. Npr news
Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Arrested on Fraud Charges in Border Wall Fundraising Scheme
"Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump's former campaign adviser, Steve Bannon, has been arrested and charged with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors is part of a fundraising campaign allegedly aimed at supporting Trump's border wall. Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston. Prosecutors in New York have charged Bannon and three others with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors through his We build the wall fundraising campaign. The indictment accuses them of scheming to hide their misappropriation of funds by creating sham invoices and accounts to launder donations and to cover up their crimes. Prosecutors say the campaign raised more than $25 million NPR's Windsor Johnson reporting. Reacting moments ago, the president said he did not know anything about the alleged Crowdfunding scheme. Trump then said he disapproved of it and thought the project was Being done for quote, showboating reasons
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"News. I'm Lakshmi Singh, The U. S. Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who provide abortions tohave admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the courts for liberal justices in preserving abortion presidents, He said the legal doctrine of starry decisis means adhering to precedent and there are good reasons for that. People know what the rules of the game are. They don't think that courts are just deciding controversial issues based on their personal beliefs. It has pragmatic benefits. NPR's Nina Totenberg, the nation's top court dealt a blow to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in ruling the president can fire the director will NPR's Asma Khalid reports Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is defending her signature achievement. The consumer watchdog agency was the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren, who at the time was a professor at Harvard Law School. It was created in the wake of the financial crisis, but it's long been a thorn in the side of many Republicans. This decision is largely a win for conservatives, but Warren tried to strike an optimistic tone. She took to Twitter to say that after years of industry attacks and GOP opposition, a conservative Supreme Court has affirmed that the cfpb itself in the law that created it are constitutional. Ruling that the president can fire the director without cause is a hit to the bureau's fiercely guarded independence. But she says the court makes it clear the Cfpb has the right to exist, and it's here to stay. Asma Khalid. NPR NEWS Boeing 7 37 Max jet is a step closer to getting re certified and back in the air 16 months after two deadly crashes in the loss of hundreds of lives. NPR's David Shaper reports. The FAA is conducting a Siri's of test flights this week, which started today in the Seattle area. Regulators around the world grounded the 7 37 max in March of last year after the second of two crashes and Indonesian Ethiopia that killed 346 people. Both crashes are blamed in part on a flawed flight control system that erroneously sent the planes in the nose dives in a statement, the FAA says it's test pilots will evaluate changes Boeing is made to that flight control system. Taking the playing through a wide array of flight maneuvers and emergency procedures to assess whether the changes meet FAA certification standards. The test flights are expected to continue over three days at the FAA says there are a number of additional steps of the certification process that must be completed before the plane could be cleared to fly passengers again. David Shaper. NPR News. The man known as the Golden State killer who terrorized California the seventies and eighties, is pleading guilty. In a rare moment. Joseph James Angela junior foreign police officer, spoke up in court today. He acknowledged he would plead guilty of 13 murders and confessed to dozens of rapes. Under a plea agreement, he gets life in prison instead of the death penalty. This is NPR news live from kick you Edie News. I mean, Akin Bay Area turned attorneys and advocates say they're seeing a surgeon landlord's trying to evict tenants despite eviction moratoriums meant to help people who are financially suffering during the pandemic. The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, a statewide tenantsrights group. Some landlords are pressuring tenants to leave without issuing eviction notices. He's Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez reports on one Oakland family getting help from the city attorney's office. The Oakland to the attorney's office, wrote a letter to a landlord saying that they sent an invalid eviction notice and that the illegally changed the locks on the home of an Oakland family. The Castillo Castillo family fell behind on the rent after the father lost his job as a handyman because of the pandemic. The California apartment Association recommends landlords work with residents affected by covered 19 on payment plans. More than 1000 people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison have active cases of covert 19 California corrections officials say 1000 and 11 inmates at the Marin County state lockup currently have the Corona virus. That's about 29% of the prison population. On top of that 89 San Quentin employees have active covert 19 cases. The increases began several weeks ago after dozens of inmates from a prison in Chino dealing with an outbreak were transferred to San Quentin. State lawmakers plan to hold a hearing about how California prison officials are handling the Kobe.
Trump defends Acosta over handling of Epstein case
"News in washington i'm lakshmi singh resident trump is defending labor secretary alexander acosta who is now under scrutiny for how he handled the plea deal involving an accused child molester over a decade ago in florida what i do know is that he's been a great really great secretary of labor the rest of it will have to look at the look at it very carefully what you're talking about a long time ago and again it was a decision made i think not by him but by a lot of people so we're gonna look at a very carefully acosta was a federal prosecutor in miami years ago when he oversaw an agreement that allowed wealthy finance here jeffrey epstein to be spared more serious charges involving alleged sex with underage girls he pleaded guilty to a lesser state charges served thirteen months in county jail in order to register as a sex offender all the while i've seen was also allowed to maintain his jet setting lifestyle this week federal authorities in new york announce new sex trafficking charges against epstein who is arrested over the weekend after he arrived in new york from paris on his private jet a federal appeals
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"From n._p._r. news in washington i'm lakshmi singh president donald trump is doing more threats against iran a day after the u._s. imposed additional sanctions on the iranian government n._p._r.'s asia roscoe reports the trump administration wants to tighten the economic pressure on the islamic republic president trump says if iran attacks anything american the u._s. will respond with great and overwhelming force he tweeted in some cases that may mean obliteration trump's statement comes after iran president hassan ruhani called the latest round of sanctions outrageous and idiotic iran's officials said the decision to issue more sanctions has closed the door to diplomacy the u._s. in iran having gauged in a series of escalating confrontations with iran shooting down a u._s. drone last week trump says he decided against a military strike on ron and response because he said it would not have been proportional aisha roscoe n._p._r. news the white house russian the president vladimir putin is banning flights from georgia now and in response georgia says it will shuttle russian tourists from airports in neighboring countries to prevent a loss of tourism dollars n._p._r.'s lucian kim reports from moscow the kremlin wants to inflict economic pain for what it calls anti russian hysteria russia and georgia five day war in two thousand eight when moscow recognized the independence of two regions seeking connie from georgia's central government the visit by a controversial russian lawmaker to georgia's parliament last week sparked mass protests against the ruling party on monday russia's consumer safety agency said it would increase inspections of wind from georgia putin spokesman denied there was any connection between the health tricks and the rise in political tensions lucian kim n._p._r. news moscow working class families are having a harder time finding rental housing that is affordable in the united states according to a new report out today from harvard joint center for for housing studies n._p._r.'s pamphlets ler has details rents have been rising faster than wages for years one result is that nearly half of all ranters now have to spend more than thirty percent of their incomes on rent chris herbert of the joint center for housing studies says middle income families are increasingly feeling the strain he says more than four hundred thousand new rental units were built in two thousand eighteen but they're mostly at the high end of the market very few in the middle of the market and so that new supplies and really doing much to help moderate income households find an apartment that they can afford on the lower end of the scale the nation continues to lose apartments renting for eight hundred dollars or less a month at a rapid pace about one million in two thousand seventeen alone pam fesser n._p._r. news washington u._s. stocks are lower this hour the dow jones industrial average is down fifty three points at twenty six.
Apprehensions of migrant families surge along the border
"Lakshmi Singh. The Trump administration is reporting more than sixty six thousand migrant apprehensions at the US outhern border in February the highest for a single month in nearly a decade while the level is still far off from historic highs. The makeup of apprehended migrants is notable it's not mainly men traveling solo the majority of those detained by border patrol and February we're families and children who were traveling alone many of the migrants shape. They're fleeing criminal gangs in poverty in Central America. And seeking asylum
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"I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Donald Trump is slated hold a rally tonight in El Paso, where he's expected to continue his refrain for more border wall funding. Monica. Ortiz sued EBay reports Trump's charging up his base four days before lawmakers must reach a deal on border security in order to avoid another partial government shutdown. Trump will speak at El Paso county, Coliseum not far from the US Mexico border. The president champion del Paso in his state of the union address saying it was safe thanks to a border wall. Well, the barrier did reduce crime in some urban areas. FBI statistics show overall crime declining more than a decade before its construction that undergirds director of a local immigrant rights organization. Says Trump shouldn't expect a warm welcome our communities angry because of this anti immigrant aggressive racist. Again, dug a large coalition of El Paso wins plan a March encounter rally tonight just across the street from the Trump event for NPR news. I'm Monica in El Paso, teachers are on strike in Denver, Colorado, labor talks with school administrators have collapsed leading to the latest in a series of strikes stage by teachers over the past twelve months across the US. Colorado. Public radio's Jenny Brendan says several hundred people are picketing outside south high school in Denver where students have joined their teachers in the strike appear to be very supportive of Colorado has many years of full underfunded complicated reasons, I think that I talked to are supportive of the teachers sometimes a little confused about whether they the small for safety or wondering if they should cross the picket line. That's Sheni Brendan reporting Virginia lawmakers backing down from plans to begin the impeachment process against Lieutenant governor Justin fair. Facs democratic delegate Patrick hope says he made the decision after consulting with colleagues then behavior from member station. W C V has more from Richmond lawmakers across the state have called for Fairfax to step down after two women accused him of sexual assault. But hopes said he backed down from his impeachment plans after consulting with his colleagues. He said he would consider other mechanisms to investigate the accusations allegations that Fairfax denies the Lieutenant governor says he has no plans to step down. That's been pave your reporting. Well, black religious and community leaders in Virginia are expected to address the public through a news conference at the Virginia average any state capitol this afternoon to appeal for a halt in the white spray calls for the resignations of the gov- Lieutenant governor and attorney general on Fairfax. They support an investigation be completed before his political fate is determined on governor Ralph north and attorney general Marquette carrying the leaders say both are different men from when they wore black faces as young men at social gatherings in the nineteen eighties. This is NPR news from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt. There's a growing likelihood that an atmospheric river could hit California later this week. Paul Rogers is managing editor of K Q E D science and environment writer for the Mercury News and says.
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"Lakshmi Singh. A tenured scripts college professor is out with a powerful rebuttal to Virginia. Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax's claims that he's the victim of smear campaign Vanessa Tyson has released what she says will be her only statement on the sexual assault that she says she suffered at the democratic national convention in Boston in two thousand four she acknowledges consensually kissing, but Tyson alleges Justin Fairfax and forced her into oral sex. The Lieutenant governor maintains the encounter was consensual while he fights the allegation governor. Ralph north is resisting calls to resign after the public learned that in nineteen Eighty-four yearbook page had a picture of a man in black face and another in KKK clothing, one such call for resignation came from his attorney general Marquette who today has admitted and apologized for once wearing a black face to a college party in nineteen eighty President Trump is selecting treasury department. Official David mopus to head the World Bank. David has been a strong advocate for accountability at the World Bank for a longtime. He is for to ensure financing is focused on the places in projects that truly need assistance, including people living in extreme poverty. The nomination must still be approved by the World Bank's executive board. The house intelligence committees voted to send the witness transcripts from its close Russia investigation a special counsel. Robert Muller NPR's, Ryan Lucas reports. A committee also has announced new lines of inquiry now that the panel is under democratic control. Democratic chairman. Adam Schiff says the panel has voted to provide the Justice department and the special counsel's office with all of the witness transcripts from the committee's Russia investigation. Muller's team has already charged to associates of President Trump. His former lawyer Michael Cohen and his longtime adviser Roger stone with line to congressional investigators Schiff has also announced that with the committee now under democratic leadership. It will conduct. A rigorous investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the two thousand sixteen election will also examined any business links. Trump may have with Russia whether any foreigners hold financial or other leverage over the president or his family, and whether there have been any attempts to impede or mislead investigators Ryan Lucas NPR news, Washington. The Vatican is seeking to clarify remarks by pope Francis. Who address what he called sexual slavery inside a French congregation of nuns, always ceases Francis was referring to an abuse of power. The pontiff side of the case when he was answering a reporter's question about the abusive nuns by clergy. Pope Francis remarks in route home from the Middle East was his first public acknowledgement of sexual assaults committed against nuns by priests and bishops at last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was down twenty one points to twenty five thousand three hundred ninety. You're listening to NPR news. Good afternoon. It's twelve oaks. Four. I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW during President Trump's alternately bipartisan and highly partisan state of the union address last night. He baldly stated that I will build the wall. Former Republican Thousand Oaks state Senator Tom McClintock is now a congressman representing these central Sierra Nevada. Mcclintock says Trump appropriately described the situation on the southern border and his right to call for more troops there. The president's action is absolutely essential. If we are going to enforce our immigration laws, if we're not going to do that than our borders mean nothing, and we sink simply become a vast International Open territory between Canada and Mexico most of which have borders and immigration laws that they actually enforce. But that's just one view state attorney general says he'll sue if Trump tries to declare a national emergency in order to build his wall. I don't believe that he has a legal basis to declare national -mergency that was speaking last night after he delivered the Democrats span. Language response to the state of the union speech. Certainly, I don't think he has a legal basis to rob money should be going to the campfire victims or to the mudslide victims who lost their homes and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti blasted Trump's from our she doesn't get how un-american his speech was that. Here. We have folks are facing human rights abuses, are facing war and violence and were instead of liberating them putting them in cages, and this is a man who cares so little about border security. He was willing to shut down our government and our borders. Our airports our ports where we didn't have the intelligence we needed. He's been the greatest threat to our border security that I've seen in my lifetime. Speaking to MSNBC Garcetti also said he doesn't think Trump cares about anything except his wall..
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"Lakshmi Singh. The White House is moving forward with plans for the state of the union address. NPR's Timur Keith reports this comes after house speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested President Trump has bone because of the partial government shutdown which is now in its thirty second date after a week of tit for tat between Pelosi and President Trump over the state of the union address. The White House is now moving forward with plans for the speech as if it were happening as originally planned next week, according to White House and House Democratic aides. The White House is put in a request for a security walk through of the capital, a standard part of pre state of the union planning a through last week was cancelled after Pelosi suggested that due to security concerns related to the shutdown that Trump's speech be postponed or submitted in writing a speech to a joint session of congress on the twenty ninth is still far from guaranteed. The house has to pass a resolution to call a joint session. And Pelosi hasn't weighed in on whether she will allow a vote tamra, Keith NPR news. The GOP led US Senate is slated to vote this week on President Trump's Bill to end the shutdown majority leader Mitch McConnell's announcement comes three days after Trump called on congress to approve five point seven billion dollars in Boorda while funding in exchange for temporarily extending protections for hundreds of thousands of dreamers adult immigrants who were brought to the US legally as children house. Democrats say a border wall provision nonstarter, the US supreme court's temporarily allowing a ban on most transgender people in the military to take affect while cases continue through the lower courts the courts five to four ruling was along conservative liberal lines. Teachers in Los Angeles have reached a tentative deal with the city school district with hopes of ending a six-day teacher strike NPR's. Alison at Warney has latest union members will vote on the proposal tonight in order to end a strike and send teachers back into the classroom. The leaders remain optimistic in Los Angeles for a city that embraces. The idea that public education matters the children matter. The teachers matter today is a day full of good news. That's L as mayor Eric Garcetti at a press conference announcing the deal. This is the beginning of making sure that L A gets the schools. They deserve the new deal addresses, teachers salaries and smaller classes, community schools and.
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"Lakshmi Singh. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are going without a paycheck today for the first time since a partial government shutdown started twenty one days ago. President Trump is in a standoff with Democrats and some Republicans in congress who believe the dispute over border wall. Funding should not affect government operations Christian Foden vessel with Oregon public broadcasting reports on how federal workers in Portland or coping the Oregon humane society recently handed out free dog food kissy literate tennis balls to furloughed employees Gretchen Solomon was there for her cats. She'd usually be patting people down at Portland international airport when I found this was gonna happen. I called my creditors. And I told him the situation they were going to work with me. Rick severing makes maps for the forest service. Would I did personally was I went ahead and did a credit card. Advance covers essentially what I would have expected on my paycheck other. Employees say they've lived through federal shutdowns before and have savings at least for a few weeks for NPR news. I'm Christian Foden vessel in Portland congressional and Pentagon sources tell NPR that. The White House is now directing the army corps of engineers to determine which projects can be cancelled or delayed in order to divert money to build a border Waller physical barrier. This would occur should the president declared a national emergency under the national emergencies act of nineteen seventy six one congressional aide says this would involve a redirection of money intended for military construction and or money intended for civil engineering projects in other. Congressional aide tells NPR would or could involve money intended for disaster prevention projects, no final decisions have been made a twenty one year old man has been charged with the Tober deaths of a Wisconsin couple and the abduction of their teenage daughter from member station W W M in Milwaukee. Latakia Dennis has more than Barron county sheriff's department has identified the. Jake Thomas Paterson, he was arrested near the house where he was allegedly holding thirteen year old Jamie cloth in a remote area northwest. Wisconsin about an hour away from where she was abducted at this point police believe class was the target but have not revealed Y class was able to escape where she was being held captive when the suspect was out she sought help from her woman walking her dog who led her to a neighbor's home. Chris FitzGerald is the Barron county sheriff, it's amazing. The will of that thirteen year old girl, survive and escape. That comes from the hope and the prayers and this community police say they hope to reunite class with relatives today for NPR news. I'm less Hoya Denison Milwaukee. US supreme court Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer and requires no additional treatment. NPR's? Learn the Ginsburg will miss oral arguments though at the court while she continues to recover at home. This is NPR news. The World Health Organization is reporting a decline in Ebola cases at the epicenter of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Overall. The number of new cases each week has continued to fall since the outbreaks peak in late November more on this from NPR's Vicky Valentine more than a third of cases have occurred in the eastern city of Beni where some two hundred and twenty people have fallen sick, then while cases may be declining there. The outbreak remains active across a wide spread region. The WHO says women and children have been disproportionately hit with nearly one hundred children under the age of five infected health. Authorities are working hard to get vaccines in treatment to these high risk groups Vicky Valentine NPR news taking in a long deep breath, apparently is not recommended. If one is traveling in the London underground, the world's oldest subway system. Larry Miller reports on the impact of an aging system. Parts of which date back to the eighteen sixties transport. For London study found that in some subway or. Tube stations. The air can be up to fifty times dirtier than on the streets above poor ventilation contamination by deteriorating train wheels and brakes are said to be behind a high concentration of pm two point five these are tiny poisonous particles in the air, which can penetrate. The bloodstream the deepest subway station. Average nearly five hundred such particles over ten days that compares with just sixteen on a busy London street or three in rural. Scotland the report says there's not enough information to determine the effects of subway pollution on commuters, but health risks could not be ruled out for NPR news..
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"Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. Sentencing is delayed for President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn during his appearance today in federal court in Washington DC Flynn acknowledged that he knew lying to the FBI was wrong and stood by his guilty plea to the charge of lying about his contacts with Russian officials US district. Judge Emmet Sullivan laid into him. Arguably you sold your country out Sullivan said he offered to delay sentencing to allow Flynn to continue cooperating with investigators more on this from NPR's Ryan Lucas wins. A lawyer man by the name of Robert Kelner did say that Flynn may testify in a federal case against two of Flynn's for business associates of the two men who are actually dirt charge. Their their indictment was unsealed yesterday for basically working as a foreign agent of the Turkish government not disclosing that they were lobbying on behalf of. The Turkish government. This would be one way for basically Flynn to kind of eke out a little bit more cooperation with the government in this in this plea agreement that he's had with them. That's Ryan Lucas president. Trump's charitable foundation is being dissolved under a lawsuit being brought by the attorney general of New York. The state office is continuing an investigation of how the Trump foundation raised and spent money NPR's, Peter Overby reports new York Attorney General Barbara Underwood says the foundation was involved in a quote shocking pattern of illegality, Trump has used the charities money to pay legal settlements for his businesses also to support political allies and to aid his two thousand sixteen presidential bid almost all of the money came from other donors, not from Trump himself. Amy's Potomac is spokeswoman for new York Attorney General Barbara Underwood Trump foundation truly served as little more than a checkbook to serve President Trump's business and political interests. A judge will oversee the office is it dissolves. The foundation assets of the foundation, we'll go to not for profit groups approved by both sides. Sides a lawsuit. Brought by Underwood seeks to bar Trump and his children Donald junior. Eric and devante from serving on the boards of other charities. Peter Overby NPR news Washington in a new federal school safety report. Education secretary Betsy DeVos recommend scrapping guidance intended to reduce racial discrimination in school discipline. She also recommends arming school staff. NPR's Zeina cabinets has more federal school safety commission formed in the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in parkland, Florida earlier this year, it's chair secretary DeVos recommends doing away with Obama era civil rights guidelines that have been credited with the national drop in school suspensions, especially for Hispanic students and it quote urges schools to seriously consider partnering with local law enforcement in the training and arming of school personnel. The report also dresses issues like mental health, but says little on the topic of gun control, which has been the focus a parkland survivors. On cabinets? NPR news. This is NPR support for NPR comes from farmers insurance committed to helping people understand the ins and outs of insurance. So they can prepare for life's ups and downs coverage options and more information can be found.
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"In Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. Armed with an incoming majority in the US house. Democrats are putting a bipartisan foot forward. Former speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi who is on track to retake the gavel says she spoke with President Trump about cooperating on the nation's infrastructure and shoring up the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday's election was not only about two. America's healthcare vote to restore the health of our democracy. But President Trump says he thinks the GOP's performance in the Senate anger notorial races is proof Americans like the job. He's doing NPR's Windsor. Johnston report said in remarks at the White House short time ago. Trump said Republicans stop the Blue Wave in a post-election press conference. Trow bragged about the Senate gains for Republicans last night, the Republican party defied history to expand our Senate majority well significantly beating expectations in the house. Trump says he's looking forward to collaborating with Democrats and encouraged by partisanship when working to secure the border, protect the military and improve the nation's infrastructure. Trump also reiterated his warning to Democrats against investigating his administration now that they've gained control over the house. He vowed that Democrats flood him with subpoenas. He'll quote do the same thing Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington. Trump says eared voting went great and Georgia. But there have been widespread reports of irregularities in malfunctioning machines. Underscoring persistent concerns about voter suppression voters are still waiting for final word on whether the leading candidate Republican Brian Kemp wins or have Democrats. Stacey Abrams is elected the nation's first black woman governor Abrahams campaign manager, Lauren grow Argo talked about the controversy that is overseeing the same election. He's running for an unprecedented territory here with US Secretary of state being in a race that is too close to call as a chief elections officer of Georgia. And so we are going to be pursuing all option. Florida's Senate race is too close to call NPR's Debbie Elliott reports democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is calling for a recount in a razor thin race. With Republican Rick Scott, the state's outgoing governor results show. Rick Scott up by about thirty four thousand votes out of eight point one million cast that's within the half percent margin that launches an automatic recount in Florida, Scott. Claimed victory Tuesday night. But Nelson is not conceding. In a statement. Nelson said we are proceeding to a recount an electron retali- would have to be ordered. By Florida's secretary of state after unofficial returns are tabulated. There do from each of the states sixty seven counties by Saturday. Rick Scott's campaign says the race is over and accuses Nelson of trying to hold onto something that no longer exists. Nelson was first elected to the Senate in two thousand he's the.
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"Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. A federal grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing eleven people at a Pittsburgh synagogue is NPR's. Ryan Lucas tells us the forty four count indictment against Robert Bowers includes hate crimes charges the charges ended up by a federal grand jury in the western district of Pennsylvania include eleven counts of obstructing the free exercise of religion, resulting in death court papers say the Bowers walked into the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Armed with a semiautomatic rifle and handguns and killed eleven people. While inside the synagogue Bauer spoke about his desire to quote, kill Jews. According to the indictment. Attorney general Jeff Sessions called the alleged crimes, quote, incomprehensibly evil and says hatred and violence on the basis of religion have no place in the United States. Federal prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty. In the case Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington, grieving members of Pittsburgh's Jewish community have been enduring a second day funeral. Today. Mourners gathered for services held for Melvin wax, Irving, younger and Joyce Feinberg at her funeral fireworks. Brother reportedly clutched his chest as he described his loss. He described her as pure goodness whose murder he told the congregants cannot be fixed. Four weeks after Jamal kashogi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in. His stumble atop prosecutor in Turkey is publicly stating the journalists was suffocated as soon as he entered the building. According to the statement kashogi a critic of the Saudi government was killed his body dismembered. And then disposed of the location of his remains are still unknown though. Saudi Arabia claims it has arrested eighteen suspects in kashogi Steph. The crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is still widely suspected of ordering a hit on kashogi the suspect behind the recent series of pipebombs sent a prominent critics of President Trump apparently started plotting the attacks in July in a letter Justice department. Prosecutors tell a Miami federal judge that Caesar say search for his targets addresses online. And had photos of many of them on his cellphone. Authorities say no one was hurt. But the pipebombs were real General Motors has announced that it is offering buyouts to about eighteen thousand white collar workers in North America NPR's, John ydstie reports. The automaker says the buyouts our effort to reduce costs GM announced the buyouts on the same day. The company reported better than expected to point five billion dollar profit for the third quarter. In a statement GM said the buyouts are part of the company's effort to reduce costs while the economy remained, strong, GM and other US-based car companies are adapting to higher costs for aluminum and steel inputs following tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. GM also faces slowing sales in the US and China the buyouts are available to GM salaried workers with at least twelve years of service. The automaker has about fifty thousand salaried employees in North America. John D NPR news, Washington. This is N. NPR who'd afternoon. It's one four I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW, Los Angeles County supervisors have declared a homers homeless shelter crisis..
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"Lakshmi Singh. The Mexican government appears to be looking at the caravan of an estimated seven thousand Central American migrants in humanitarian terms in southern Mexico, food water and medical checkups are being provided to new arrivals in recent days. The sheer number of migrants, most of them from Honduras overwhelmed checkpoints in Guatemala headed to the Mexican border. Many of the migrants are young men able to make the arduous journey. But there are also many families children parents grandparents who say they have to get away from deadly violence and poverty in their home countries. President Donald Trump is pledging to keep them out of the United States. He has threatened to seal off the border, and he's threatening to reduce or end US assistance to Honduras, Guatemala, and all Salvador, if those governments failed to stop the exodus from their countries C I A director Gina hospital is in Turkey is part of the investigation into the death. Of US based journalist Jamal kashogi NPR's. Greg fiery says, the visit comes amid widely conflicting accounts in the case. Vice President Mike Pence confirms at CIA chief Gina hassle is in Turkey reviewing the evidence surrounding the death of Jamal kashogi. Earlier this month that Saudi Arabia's consulate Pence says the Trump administration will demand that those responsible are held accountable. His remarks come hours after Turkey's president rage up tie. Yup. Air to one described the killing as a brutal premeditated murder. This account is in stark contrast to the official Saudi version that the journalist died in a fistfight the US Turkey and Saudi Arabia all say, they're investigating Greg Meyer. NPR news, Washington. The first woman ever to serve on the US supreme court. Sandra Day O'Connor is withdrawing from public life. Claire Caulfield of member station. K J Z Z in Phoenix. Arizona reports a Connor confirms. Her health is declining in a letter. O'connor announced she has the beginning stages of dementia and possibly Alzheimer's disease. Eighty eight year old O'Connor said short term memory problems in hip issues means she's staying close to her home in Phoenix O'Connor was nominated by president Ronald Reagan in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and was also the first woman to lead the Arizona state Senate. Chief Justice John Roberts says he is saddened by the news. But no illness can take away the inspiration. She provides for NPR news. I'm Claire Caufield in Phoenix. No criminal charges will be filed against Indiana. Attorney general Curtis hill hill denies allegations that he got drunk at a party earlier this year and groped for female colleagues including a state lawmaker. But the women say hill also made lewd comments during the gathering. We'll special prosecutor Daniel Sigler says that after interviewing dozens of people he didn't feel was enough evidence of sexual battery. But Sigler says he did believe the four women who.
Kavanaugh accuser has Friday deadline to decide whether to testify
"And support for cake comes from Korean air, which flies from San Francisco to Seoul servicing twice daily day and night Korean air is operating from the new Inchon international airport terminal two Korean air, bags inflate. And by age is living a family owned assisted living in memory care company. More information at eight G I S living dot com. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The woman accusing supreme court nominee breath Cavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago when they were in high school faces a Friday deadline, she has until tomorrow to submit a written testimony
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"They need to be a better person going forward, we need to reach a consensus as a society what past actions can be forgiven perhaps the patches that they are judged by a jury of women also on the show are escalating trade war with China. And we hear how some of the most vulnerable are faring after Florence less an infamous Puerto Rican political prisoner who is now a free, man. United States has never really care about. The United States. Skiers is to continue exploiting the hell out of all that and more coming up on the takeaway after these headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee is giving judge Breyer Kavanagh's accuser. Until Friday to submit a statement, if she plans to testify before the panel on Monday, the committee is determining Kavanagh's nomination to the US supreme court. The process could be in jeopardy after Christine Blasi Ford accused Cavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago when they were both in high school. Ford wants the FBI to investigate her claim before she testifies Senator Chuck Grassley says the FBI has already done its job. And now it's up to the Senate to decide NPR's Scott detro- says the ranking democrat on the panel Diane Feinstein's decision to release the letter now is she's accused of making it a political ploy to sabotage Kavanagh's nomination. Come under a lot of criticism for sitting on. This letter wasn't three months as the president said it was a period of about five weeks Feinstein said she did that because Ford had contacted her but four did not want to go public with her allegation. But even though she has her legitimate reasons for making that decision of not sharing this information. That is something a lot of Republicans are pointing to that's NPR's got detro- reporting. President Trump is again trashing his attorney general Jeff Sessions. I don't have an attorney general Trump tells dot TV in an interview that was released today in the interview Trump says he's quote, so sad over Jeff Sessions. Trump has repeatedly lambasted the Justice. -partment are recusing himself from the federal investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election in Moscow's ties to Trump's associates North Carolina an agricultural powerhouse for this country is bearing heavy financial losses in its poultry and hog industries because of Florence since last week's hurricane triggered major floods. Officials say three point four million chickens and thousands of hogs of drown governor ROY Cooper told President Trump during their joint tour North Carolina today that the recovery will take a long time. Resident.
Tesla, Musk face criminal probe over go-private statements: Bloomberg
"Investigation. That's next after this news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. As the confirmation process for his supreme court nominee becomes more complicated. President Donald Trump is again weighing in on the sexual assault allegation against judge wreck having up at the White House moments ago. Trump said he would support a delay in the confirmation vote. But Trump rejected a democratic proposal for further
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"The shark population out of control because of protections for seals and immigration agents are patrolling bus stations up to a hundred miles away from the border and asking everyone a question, if we stop somebody, and we asked them are you citizen, and they say, no, we have to prove that that person is in fact, who they say they are and without carrying their immigration documents. We further the investigation they stories and is the cavenaugh supreme court nomination in trouble coming up here. Now. The news is I. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The confirmation process is becoming more complicated for President Trump's nominee to succeed. Retiring Justice, Anthony Kennedy on the US supreme court. A Senate Judiciary committee vote is scheduled this Thursday. But all ten Democrats on the panel. And at least one Republican are calling for a delay. At least until they've heard from Brad Kavanagh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago when they were in high school NPR's Scott Horsely says Cavanaugh went to the White House this morning as he was again defending himself against Christine Blasi Ford's allegation. Get initially denied this allegation on Friday when the identity of his accuser was not known. He reiterated that denial this morning in a statement issued through the White House. He said this is a completely false allegation. I've never done anything like what the accuser describes to her or to anyone else. And he said he is willing to speak to the Senate Judiciary committee and answer any questions in whatever form the committee, deems, appropriate NPR's, Scott. Horsely one person has died at a shelter in Wilmington North Carolina bringing the statewide death toll from hurricane Florence to at least seventeen David borax of member station. W F A E has the latest officials have an identified the person or said how they died at the shelter in public high school Wilmington took a direct hit from the hurricane beginning Thursday night. And thousands of residents have been displaced power remains out in most of the city, which means it's cash only for the few stores open. That's a problem for people like Donnie Butler who was trying to pay with an electronic benefits card right.
U.S. reaches agreement over separated immigrant families
"The American Civil Liberties union says it has an agreement with the Trump administration over the fate of immigrant families who are separated at the US border with Mexico atop ACLU official says that if a federal judge signs off on the agreement families who are still in the United States will have an opportunity to apply for asylum. Even if they've been ordered to leave, but under the pack parents who already have been deported without their children will not be allowed to return to the US except in rare and unusual
U.S. judge declines to release accused Russian agent Butina pending trial
"In Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. NPR's learned that a federal judge is imposing gag order. In the case of accused Russian agent Maria Buccino, the judge has concluded that the defense counsel had crossed the line by making repeated comments to members of the press. The judge has also denied the defense's request to release Buccino pending trial. The court finds it the thirty one year old Russian poses a flight risk Bushina has been jailed since mid-july following a request by prosecutors who cited what they called her preparations to move away from Washington. Well, the judge also had critical words for the Justice department, which recently backtracked on allegations Putina had tried to trade sex for a job. The judge says it took her approximately five minutes to read the
New York subpoenas eight Catholic dioceses in sex abuse probe: source
"Trump appointee claiming to be part of the Trump resistance. Are we watching a slow coup or a cowardly cover your butt and a teacher and Mississippi thought the name of the fifteen year old black boy who had been murdered by a group of white boys in nineteen Fifty-nine sounded familiar? I'm just going to check with my aunt to see if maybe she knows some information. And that's when she informed me that he was indeed our cousin news is I. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The New York attorney
U.S. judge blocks Texas fetal tissue burial laws
"A federal judge is blocking a Texas law requiring that aborted fetal tissue be either cremated or buried in Austin US district judge David Ezra ruled today that the law place unconstitutional obstacles in the path of a woman's right to choose to terminate her pregnancy as we're writes in his decision that the law in question, quote would likely cause a near catastrophic failure of the healthcare system designed to serve women of childbearing age within the state of Texas lawyers for the state argued that the law protects human dignity and has no adverse effect on abortion.
Parents, fraternity reach agreement on Penn State hazing death
"Children in detention says nothing about a certified teacher, or what's required in the actual quality of education that they expect and one radical way some schools are trying to save money if he time there's a recession UCLA an increase in the number of school districts moving to four day school weeks. The takeaway, we'll be right back after these headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump's watching his supreme court nominees confirmation. Hearing in the Senate today. Trump says he's pleased with Brett Kavanagh's performance so far. Shaking reporters questions at the White House. Trump also took aim at Bob Woodward's new book that paints broad unflattering picture of the president.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The judge presiding over the upcoming trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is rejecting the defense's motion to move the case out of Washington. DC NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the judge says there's no evidence at a fair. Jerry cannot be found in the district of Columbia lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, Hannah's asked to move the trial to Roanoke Virginia where they said, a more politically conservative jury could be
US Judge: Housing funds for Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane Maria must end
"A federal judge is rejecting a request to extend housing, assistance for Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane Maria NPR's Greg Allen reports FEMA subsidies for Puerto Ricans living in temporary housing will now end in two weeks. More than one thousand Puerto Ricans on the island and in twenty seven states. Are still receiving Housing. Assistance from FEMA the aid program has been extended. Four times since it was I put in place after hurricane Maria in a ruling in Worcester. Massachusetts US district judge Thomas Hillman denied a request. By attorneys representing displaced Puerto Ricans for a further eight extension the judge to the program would. Continue until September thirteenth to give evacuees time to make other housing arrangements judge home and said FEMA has. Provided all these systems required by law it's possible some Puerto Ricans may be left homeless however the judge, writes the court can order that defendants to do that which inter humanitarian and carrying world should be done it can only order the defendants to do. That which law requires
Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter over bias
"President Trump is again attacking alphabets Google Facebook Twitter and other tech companies accusing them of, trying to silence people, Google Google Facebook and. Twitter I think they treat conservatives and Republicans very unfairly addressing reporters at the White House today Trump also made, an unsubstantiated statement that the company's activities may be illegal he's targeting the tech giant's after they recently. Announced fate identified and shutdown fake pages or accounts linked to Russia and. Iran that appear to. Be spreading misinformation about politics or
New estimate raises second quarter economic growth to 4.2%
"Live, from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi Singh White. House counsel Don Mcgann is resigning NPR's Sammer Keith reports. President Trump broke the news on Twitter in a statement on Twitter Trump announced. That Mcgann will be leaving his job as. White House counsel in the fall after what the president hopes will be the confirmation of Brett Cavanaugh to the supreme. Court, press secretary Sarah Sanders says this was long in the works. For the
Trump, NPR and Rob Schmitz China discussed on Midday on WNYC
"China's disputing President Trump's assertion that Beijing hacked Hillary Clinton's emails here's NPR's rob Schmitz China's foreign ministry. Spokeswoman, watch winging told reporters that China is firmly opposed to all forms of cyberattacks espionage early Wednesday on Twitter, President Trump claimed China. Hacked the emails. Of then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Suggested the FBI and the department of Justice investigate the matter US intelligence officials have said Russia orchestrated the hacking of democratic officials to meddle with. The two thousand, sixteen presidential election. And special counsel Robert. Muller's investigating Russia's role in the same election and, whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow President Trump failed to offer any evidence to support his claim miss wa said such accusations were nothing new and. Insisted China is a staunch defender of
Study estimates Puerto Rico deaths from Hurricane Maria at nearly 3,000
"Puerto Rico's official death toll. From hurricane Maria is no longer in. The dozens it's in, the thousands two thousand nine hundred seventy five people estimated to have lost their lives in the six months since the category for, hurricane level much of the US territory and left millions of Americans, without power clean water. Or food the Puerto Rican government commission independent researchers from George Washington University to estimate the death toll the numbers twenty two percent higher than the number. Of deaths Puerto Rico would. Have expected the same six-month period had there not. Been hurricane she. Ws. Dr Lynn Goldman says the elderly in the poorest were most. At risk we feel very strongly that lesson from this is that efforts for assistance in recovery need to focus as much as possible on lower income areas on people who are who are older people who are. More vulnerable even though it's been nearly a year since Hurricane, Maria struck the islands still in recovery mode. And this year's, Atlantic hurricane, season does not officially end. Until
Italy clashes with EU over migrants stranded on rescue boat
"Are still stranded on board and talion ship. In Catania, they have been there for nearly a week without a country willing to open its doors today. The European Union and the Italian government held an emergency meeting in Brussels to discuss the fate of these latest. Migrants NPR's Teri Schultz tells us each side is digging in its heels. Italian, prime minister Matteo Salvini is threatening to resign or to stop paying e you do if more than one hundred seventy five. Migrants held on a ship off the Italian coast since Sunday or allowed to disembark the Italian government insists other countries should step up and take in the new arrivals. But none as agreed European Commission. Spokesman Alexander venture Stein says such blackmail is not constructive community of rules and operates on the basis of rules knelt Fritz, but Europe's been unable to come up with rules that work for fairly distributing migrants and asylum seekers. So frontline states continue to bear the biggest burden of new arrivals. For NPR news. I'm
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh the justice department has unveiled charges against russian intelligence officers for hacking related to the two thousand sixteen election npr's ryan lucas says the indictment is part of the special counsels russia investigation deputy attorney general rod rosenstein has announced a federal grand jury indictment against twelve intelligence officers of russia's military spy service the gru they are charged with offenses connected to the hacking of the democratic national committee the hillary clinton campaign and other targets during the two thousand sixteen presidential race rosenstein says the russians allegedly stole emails and then coordinated their public release to try to impact the election they also hacked into state election systems as part of a sustained cyber attack during the campaign there is no allegation indian dight meant that any american knowingly participated in the hacking rosenstein says the charges are the latest in special counsel robert muller's investigation into russia's election interference ryan lucas npr news washington deputy attorney general rod rosenstein announced the latest charges involving russian intelligence days before president trump and russian president vladimir putin hold their summit in helsinki the president predicts his meeting with putin may be the easiest of them all in recent days he's chided nato allies particularly germany and brussels he's now in britain where large antitrump protests in london and elsewhere provided a visual contradiction to trump's assessment that the britons like him trump gave an interview to the british tabloid newspaper the sun in which he said immigration was changing the culture of europe criticize embattled prime minister theresa may strategy to guide britain's exit from the eu and suggested the foreign minister who resigned in protest against may boris johnson might make a good prime minister npr's scott horsely says trump is now backtracking on the comments he made to the sun trump's interview with the sun cast a shadow over his talks today with british prime minister theresa may but in a joint news conference after their meeting trump says he apologize to may for suggesting she's pursuing an inadequate approach to brexit whatever you're gonna do is okay with us just make sure we can trade together that's all that matters during the news conference trump repeated his ethnonationalist nationalist comments the sun about immigration saying it's changing the culture of europe in a negative way may responded by defending the uk's tradition of welcoming immigrants saying on the whole it's been positive for country's economy and society scott horsely npr news washington the president's indicating that securing a denuclearization deal with north korea will take longer than his administration had anticipated trump remarked on the negotiations with north koreans during his visit to the uk us stocks are mixed this hour the dow up ninety one points at twenty five thousand seventeen the s and p five hundred is up slightly at twenty eight hundred and the nasdaq is down four points at seventy eight nineteen this is npr news the federal reserve is projecting gradual increases in a key interest rate over the next two years today the fed states that low unemployed in the rising inflation or factors last month the fed raises policy rate for second time this year expecting to more increases before the end of two thousand eighteen fed chairman jerome power is scheduled to testify on the central bank's report next week nissan is reportedly recalling nearly one hundred five thousand small vehicles to replace takata passenger airbag inflators that may be defective they included are the twenty eleven versus sedan on the twenty seven and thousand twelve versa hatchback the government of kenya says eight critically endangered black rhinos have died after attempts to move them from the capital city to a national park caroline thompson reports they're only about five thousand black rhinos left in the world it's an unprecedented loss eight black rhinos have died during the effort to move them the government says it's monitoring the four that are still alive pollock who mbu is calling it a major conservation tragedy the head of the conservation charity wildlife direct says it's the highest mortality they've ever seen at it only came to light because of concerned citizens kenya has about eight hundred black rhinos and the third largest rhino population in the world the government says it's asked veterinarians to investigate the cause of death and will hold people accountable if it was due to negligence earlier this year three rhinos were killed in a park and the last male northern white rhino died for npr news i'm caroline thompson in nairobi i'm lakshmi singh npr news in washington support for npr comes from fred rica and howard stevenson supporting olin college which is working to revolutionize 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"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh the ninety search for the youth soccer team missing in thailand is over cheers erupted today after rescuers reportedly found all twelve boys and their soccer coach alive and accomplish of underground caves in northern thailand initial reports are that all thirteen survived they still have to be rescued from the cave the group had gone missing when flooding trap them in that cave the fbi has announced the arrest of a forty eight year old man in ohio who allegedly attempted to assist al qaeda the accused of mitri is the faneuil pits also known as abdul rahim rafique of plotting an attack on downtown cleveland over the july fourth holiday for member station w cpn in cleveland lesha bush reports special agent in charge of cleveland fbi steve anthony says just last week pits told an undercover agent he planned to target downtown cleveland suggested worse the effect what would hit them in the poor blow have a bomb blow up the fourth of july parade he further walked downtown all over the downtown and surveilled one of its part in the us coastguard station in addition to other locations that had previously been discussed pits looked for locations around cleveland to park van that would be packed with explosives discussed targeting saint john's cathedral and referred to a desire to plan a future attack in philadelphia where he wants resided he'll be appearing before us magistrate later today for npr news i'm less chaba shack in cleveland in germany chancellor angela merkel is meeting with her rebellious interior minister who is threatening to collapse their government npr psoriasis are honey nelson reports from berlin the official is demanding that miracle take a harder line on migration the stalemate has thrown germany into a political crisis unlike any in four decades threatening to blow apart chancellor makul's conservative alliance her government and her political career the leader of the centreleft social democrats who are in the government with the conservatives says she isn't gonna put up with a dangerous bickering much longer view on your could i'm works under the analysis called it a reckless drama in accused the interior minister of being on a dangerous ego trip hints were emerging for the interior minister about his possible fate he vowed to the daily darshan newspaper that he will not let the chancellor who he brags he put into power fire him psoriasis or nelson npr news berlin one measure of manufacturing shows factory activity in the united states picked up in the month of june the institute for supply management's reading may be robust is the chair of the ism puts it but he says concerns still looms over how the tariffs dispute between the us and other countries including china will affect supply chains and overall business investment the dow is down nearly half a percent at twenty four thousand one fifty eight this is npr and you're listening to wnyc in new york i'm jamie floyd new data indicates that new york city government chose not to investigate more than eight hundred cases of lead poisoning in kids in public housing the daily news reporting that from twenty to twenty sixteen eight hundred twenty children under six or found to have enough lead in their blood to.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh and indianapolis suburb is a site of the second school shooting in the united states in just over a week police say a male student fired a gun inside noblesville west middle school this morning he wounded another student and a teacher the chief of police as the alleged shooter asked to be excused from class and then return with two handguns the science teacher is credited with disarming the middle school student in tackling him to the ground meanwhile more funerals are being held today in santa fe texas where maskell shooting killed eight students and two teachers last week police in oklahoma city they're trying to find out what prompted a man to attack patrons inside a local restaurant last night a woman in two girls were injured before the twenty eight year old suspect was killed by bystanders captain boat matthews of oklahoma city police says the attack appear to be random the doesn't look like he knew anybody at the restaurant he didn't work at the restaurant and he actually was shooting from the outside of the door into the restaurant so it looks like to me it be a random event he says the suspect held a license to work as an armed security guard he ron says it'll continue talking with five world powers trying to salvage the twentyfifty nuclear deal after president trump's decision pull out npr's peter kenyon reports he ron is demanding guarantees that it can keep trading in europe and elsewhere the us was missing from today's meeting of the countries that negotiated the nuclear agreement following trump's announcement that unless iran meets a dozen stringent conditions he will reimpose us sanctions.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh where admiral ronnie jackson is out of contention for secretary of veterans affairs you withdrew his nomination in the wake of a series of allegations against him npr's mara liasson reports that as of today dr jackson is still the white house physician jackson withdrew after congress began looking into allegations from former white house medical office staffers that he had over prescribed medication drunkenly wrecked a car and created a quote toxic work environment the white house said nothing about jackson's future as an admiral in the navy or at the white house saying only that quote jackson remains assigned to the white house and his here at work today in an interview on fox and friends president trump defended jackson and blamed his problems on democrats singling out senator jon tester the ranking member of the senate veterans affairs committee i think this is going to cause him a lot of problems in his state but republican senators also had doubts about jackson's qualifications and several said it was unlikely jackson could have been confirmed mara liasson npr news the white house while the trump administration defends jackson is a victim of a democratic scheme to smear his name another senior member of the trump administration is on capital hill fighting ethics allegations against him epa administrators scott pruitt is testifying before the house energy and commerce subcommittee he address questions on nearly a dozen ethics investigations into his conduct at the agency extra facts and fiction is fiction and ally doesn't become truth just because it appears on the front page of the newspaper much of what has been targeted towards me and my team has been half truths were best stories that have been so twisted they did not resemble reality he says those who've attacked the epa and attacked him a really trying to attack the president's overall agenda over some lawmakers had scathing criticism for pruitt saying the alleged missteps of his tenure at the epa are troubling and cannot be ignored today in montgomery alabama the national memorial for peace in.
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"Support for npr and the following message come from discover card who alerts you if they find your social security number on any one of thousands of risky websites alerts are free for card members just sign up online learn more at discover dot com slash free alerts limitations apply live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh two major us banks are under growing scrutiny from their own clients today suntrust confirmed someone may have tried to steal information belonging to nearly one and a half million customers the atlantabased financial firm is targeting a former employee who officials say may have attempted to download data for use by criminal third party suntrust says it does not think personal identifiers such as social security numbers user id's or account numbers were exposed but it can seize the account balances and the names of the centrists customers they belong to could have been and wells fargo is getting hit with a one billion dollar fine for abuses spanning years the office of the controller of the currency and the consumer financial protection bureau or cfp be levied the punishment saying the bank preyed on customers by opening accounts without telling people and charging fees for other unwanted services in its auto and mortgage businesses here's cfp head mick mulvaney some estimate for million consumers could have been impacted by this the record penalties the first by mulvaney in his current role federal prosecutors are investigating whether the kushner family business lied on forms it filed with new york city falsely claiming there were no rent regulated tenants in some of its buildings for member station wnyc andrew bernstein reports in new york city building owners are required to declare if there are rent regulated tenants in their buildings when they do renovations that draws an extra level of scrutiny to ensure those tenants are protected but the ap found documents that show the kushner companies declared they had zero such tenants when in fact there were hundreds now the wall street journal is reporting that federal prosecutors have issued a subpoena.