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'Totally unnecessary': Senior officer testifies against Chauvin in murder trial
"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi singh. The first week of derek chauvin murder trial has wrapped up with testimony from the minneapolis. Police departments most senior officer matt sepik of minnesota public radio reports. Lieutenant richard zimmermann told jurors that george floyd posed no threat to police. After he was handcuffed. Zimmerman has been with the department since one thousand nine hundred five and leads. Its homicide division. Here's how he responded when a prosecutor asked if chauvin was right to press his knee into george floyd's neck even as floyd lay handcuffed phase. Down putting your a knack for that amount of time is just uncalled for. I saw no reason why the officers felt they were endanger. The defense argues that chauvin charged with murder and manslaughter was acting within his training. But zimmerman said he himself was never trained in such technique for npr news. I met setback in minneapolis. The cdc now says there's low risk of traveling by plane trainer bus for people who are fully vaccinated against covid nineteen and the cdc says. It's not okay. For unvaccinated people to travel for non essential reasons given the threat of a fourth surge in the pandemic. dr anthony. Fauci the white house's chief advisor on kovic is urging individuals to stick with the kovic safety measures and to be patient. It's not easy to get people who've been going through this for such a long period of time to say i'm not going to go on a spring break and i'm not gonna take a vacation. Everybody wants to do that. But i'm telling you. I believe strongly that every day that goes by we get closer and closer to getting an advantage and that means the vaccines that are being distributed at over three million per day is going to get us to the end game where we want to be president. Joe biden announced more than twenty million vaccine. Doses were reported over the past week but with new cases in hospitalizations rising again he is urging those states that have lifted their mask mandates to reinstate them the labor department reports a big jump in job creation for the month of march.
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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"Lie from NPR News. I'm Lakshmi Singh, Congress's leading Democrats are asking the FBI what it knows about foreign attempts to interfere in this year's presidential election, as Russia had done in 2016 we have more from NPR's Phil Ewing. Lawmakers say they're concerned about a scheme that might be aimed at members of Congress in this year's races. Unlettered FBI Director Christopher Wray, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues right that their quote gravely concerned that Congress appears to be the target of a concerted foreign interference campaign, which Sixto Launder and amplify disinformation. No Republicans signed the letter, and it isn't clear what underlying activity has animated Pelosi and her colleagues in the Senate. FBI agents have gone to Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householders Farm in Perry County officials have not said why law enforcement officers were there. But later this morning, federal prosecutors are expected to announce charges related to an alleged $60 million bribe. After nearly five days of intense negotiations, European Union leaders haven't agreement on Corona virus relief worth the equivalent of more than $850 billion. Here's NPR's Rob Schmitz. EU proposal aims to pay $450 billion in grants and 400 billion in loans to help countries recover from the pandemic. The deal is hard won his negotiations divided north against South and east against West as governments debated the terms of both the recovery package and the blocks over all seven year budget worth $1.2 trillion. This is NPR. And this is Casey ar w I'm Matt Dillon with this news. As the number of covert 19 cases continues to spike in Los Angeles, the search is on for new ways to fight the spread of the virus. Today, the county Board of Supervisors is expected to consider a plan to great worker lead counsel's inside businesses to monitor compliance with public health orders. Keyssar. Toby's Cherry Glaser has more. The L. A County Public Health department is overwhelmed, trying to enforce orders aimed at slowing the spread of Cove in 19. So county Supervisor Sheila Kyul and Mark Ridley Thomas are proposing enlisting workers on the ground. To help monitor business compliance with mandates for things like wearing facial coverings and disinfecting workplaces. Workers could be certified to watch for violations and report them to public health officials for follow up. The plan would prioritize frontline businesses, including food service hospitality in the garment industry. Fuel on Ridley Thomas say many businesses have been diligent in their efforts to comply with public health orders. But others have not. And they say that can create a public health risk not just for workers and customers, but for the communities where businesses air based The plan is getting a thumbs up from a new report by the Labor Center, a worker's rights group. The study says the council's would help slow the spread of the Corona virus and boost the economy while having a minimal impact on Companiesbottom lines. For K C, R w I'm Cherry Glaser. Koven, 19 surges in L. A county. The majority of new cases are people younger than 41. Being a young person does not shield people from the seriousness of covert 19 That's county Supervisor Hilda Seles during a press conference last week. And that is why I employ you to turn down that invitation to hang out with a group of friends resist the urge to join a family gathering and encourage them to connect virtually Health officials said 53% of the new cases recorded Sunday, where people under the age of 41 after initially confirming more cases in older residents, the average age of infected individuals has been trending down in L. A county. More than half of all cases since the pandemic began involve people in the younger age group. Statewide people 18 to 34 years old make up the largest percentage of confirmed Corona virus cases, followed by those 35 to 49 according to the Times. In spite of those high numbers, people under 50 make up less than 10% of all the deaths in the state. And.
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"News. I'm Lakshmi Singh. U. S. Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is undergoing chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer. In a statement, Ginsberg says the results been good. The most recent scan, she says, indicates significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. Ginsberg notes that she's often said she would remain a member of the Supreme Court as long as she could do her job, full steam, and so far she has Republican governor. Brian Camp is standing by his lawsuit challenging Atlantis face covering mandate to slow the spread of Corona virus in Georgia. He says. No one should be forced to do so. But is Emma hurt of member station W. A B reports camp? Is imploring Georgians to do the right thing. Governor's executive order bans local governments from instituting their own corona virus guidelines. Several Georgia cities put out their own mask mandates anyway. Atlanta's government also recommended businesses returned to phase one of reopening camp says the conflicting advice is an economic risk to the states confused businesses. Still, he urged Georgians to social distance and wear masks by choice. You know if we don't do that. We'll be in the same situation now in the fall, and people are going to be going. Man, It really sucks that we're not having college football season. I mean, that's what we're facing. Georgia is seeing its highest hospitalizations since the pandemic began, with the rate rising nearly 40% in the last week for NPR news. I'm Emma hurt in Atlanta. W A B EASILY. Oppenheimer reports A civil rights hero who led the Southern Christian leadership Conference and assisted Dr Martin Luther King Jr has passed away in Atlanta. Reverend C. T. Vivian was 95 years old. Vivian's advocacy spans more than 70 years, including when he traveled to Selma, Alabama in 1965 to stand on the courthouse steps to register black voters. They're Vivian was beaten by the local sheriff Jim Clark. Vivian spoke with WMD in 2013 about his nonviolent actions in Selma. I felt sorry for Clark, which was one of the most important planes about our movement. When we moved. That's not how we thought we didn't think about revenge. We didn't think about striking back. We thought about changing President Barack Obama awarded Vivian with the presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. The nation's highest civilian award for NPR News. I'm silly Oppenheimer in Atlanta, the Pentagon appears to have found a way to Ben the display of the controversial Confederate battle flag without catching heat from President Trump. Reportedly plans to announce a policy that list the types of flags that may be displayed such as those representing our states and territories and the armed services. The Confederate emblems, not on that list. At last check on Wall Street. The Dow was down 46 points at 26,687. You're listening to NPR news. This is WNBC in New York. I'm Rebecca Ibarra. New York City is extending the use of sidewalks and curb space for outdoor dining until the end of October. 40 more blocks of open streets will also be available for restaurants starting this weekend. Mayor De Blasio says he hopes this will help revive communities that have suffered economically. You're going to see that also in Chinatown Manhattan, which has been area it was so hard hit by this virus very early on, so we're thrilled to see this will be a big boost to Chinatown. With 40 blocks all over the city. On. This will be starting immediately. 8600 restaurants citywide have already registered for outdoor dining, and the city says it will provide child care for up to 100,000 kids is a venture back to school this fall last week that applause you administration announced school would reopen, but most students would attend in person classes on Ly a couple days a week. Sophia Chang is a reporter at Gothamist and One of the big questions of the plan was how to working families handled the remote learning situation. And so this is the mayor's Answer to that big question. The city says kids will be fully supervised by city staffers and alternate side parking is back in effect next week. Driver's parked on streets where there is one day listed for street cleaning will need to follow the signs and move their cars on that day. Driver's parked where there is more than one day listed, will be required to move your vehicle on the last listed.
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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.
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"NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi Singh a rocky lawmakers are pushing for the expulsion of some five thousand American troops after president Donald Trump gave the order to launch a drone strike in Baghdad last week that strike killed a key a Ronnie in military commander general Qassem Soleimani NPR's Jana rap reports on what you rocks caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said about why so the money was any rock he said the possum so the money had arrived and he had arrived within a runny in response a letter that he was going to deliver to the Iraqi prime minister in response to a Saudi peace proposal he portrayed it as as a bid to basically diffuse regional tension but he said before that could happen before you can receive the letter meets on money the air strike happened in Pierce chain around for porting this hour a runny answer in the streets morning salen money staff many are also vowing retaliation against Americans president trump accused so the money of plotting imminent attacks on U. S. interests and peers Windsor Johnson reports the democratic led house is expected to vote on a measure this week that would limit president trump's military actions in Iran house speaker Nancy Pelosi says trumps order for a deadly air strike against Iran's top military leader could lead to a serious escalation of tensions in the Middle East she and other Democrats are also accusing the president of authorizing the strike without the consultation of Congress the trump administration defends the move saying they're running in general was responsible for the deaths of American service members and had been plotting additional attacks on US interests overseas the house measure would require the US to seize military hostilities with regards to Iran within thirty days absent any additional congressional action is likely to face opposition in the Republican controlled Senate winter Johnston NPR news Washington more charges today for Harvey wind see in the former movie mogul sexual assault trial is getting under way in New York and new charges have been filed against him in Los Angeles and peers on a **** reports the charges stem from two alleged incidents in twenty thirteen points dean has been charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another charges include forcible rape and sexual battery by use of restraint in a statement Los Angeles county district attorney Jackie Lacey said we believe the evidence will show that the defendant used his power and influence to gain access to his victims and then commit violent crimes against them in one incident one steam went to a hotel and allegedly raped a woman after pushing its way into her room the second alleged assault took place the next evening at a hotel in Beverly hills LA county prosecutors are asking for bail to be set at five million dollars if convicted Weinstein could face up to twenty eight years in prison I know Jaffe NPR news this is NPR police in India are now investigating how masked men entered a university campus in New Delhi and the tax students and teachers search me to partake reports more than twenty people were hurt videos on social media show men wielding metal rods and sticks walking inside the campus of Java hello Nehru university New Delhi that alleged to have vandalized storms and attacked students and faculty the university student union says of right wing organization affiliated with India's ruling bodies responsible but that organization blames members of left wing communist parties India's ruling party agenda party condemned the violence and said it was politically motivated the university says the attacks might be related to a dorm fee hike with students have been protesting for the past few months demonstrations also adopted in December across Indian universities against a new citizenship law for NPR news I'm search me the partake in Mumbai the man bridging describes as the most prolific rapist in British legal history is being ordered to serve life in prison the thirty six year old may be eligible for parole when he is in the sixties regards to knock out a long time university student from Indonesia was convicted of sexual crimes against forty eight men over sorties say he may have filled his assaults of nearly two hundred victims one of this country's oldest mill producers has filed for bankruptcy Morton is the second.
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.
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"News in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The standoff between the United States and Iran shows. No, sign of easing the White House. National Security Council says the Islamic republic's blackmail must be met with increase international pressure. NPR's Mara Liasson reports on what's stoke the latest warning from the Trump White House, Iran, just announced plans to service. More uranium something had warned it would do after the US pulled out of the Iranian nuclear deal and imposed crippling economic sanctions on Iran. President Trump has said he doesn't want war with Iran or regime change, but his advisers, including secretary of state. Mike Pompeo say military action is still a possibility. Now, states is considering a full range of options. We've briefed the president a couple of times, we'll continue to keep them updated. Some US allies like Saudi Arabia have accepted, the US version of events others, like Japan, who owned one of the ships that were struck say they want more evidence that Iran was actually behind the attacks Mara. Liasson. NPR news. Washington. Family and friends are mourning. The death is morning. Gloria Vanderbilt CNN's Anderson Cooper Vanderbilt son confirm that his mother had passed away, NPR's, calling Dwyer reports Vanderbilt was known as designer philanthropist, and heiress. But she wore many different hats. Yes, Gloria was a member of that Vanderbilt family, she claimed the Uber wealthy railroad tycoon, Cornelius, as an ancestor, and so she grew up with money all lot of it. Which did not always make things easier on her as a child. She was the subject of a bitter. And highly publicized, custody battle between her grandmother and aunt later, she made a name of her own with line of designer jeans literally her signature was embroidered in gold on the pocket of every pair along the way, the socialite married four times, suffered the suicide of one son, and watched another Anderson Cooper, gained TV famous own, right. Hers was a life lived on a grand scale, and always in the public eye, Colin wire, and PR news. Ledge. Slative districts in Virginia, that the supreme court previously said, were racially gerrymandered and redrawn. Have to stay that way that according to the supreme court today as a handed Democrats in Virginia victory. The majority decision was written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who noted that because the entirety of state government was not suing to keep the fight going. The case was brought by the GOP controls statehouse, that it was throwing the case out the case so went five to four, including both liberal and conservative justices. But for the number of cases remaining the court appeared to be clearing out underbrush today. At last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up forty three points at twenty six thousand one hundred thirty to the SMP's, risen four point since the open. It's twenty ninety one NASDAQ's up forty seven points at seventy eight forty three. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from C, three dot AI C, three dot AI software enables organism. Nations artificial intelligence at enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable business problems. Learn more at C three dot AI from KCRW. I'm Matt Gillam with a look at state and local headlines. The LAPD has joined the investigation into shooting by one of its off duty officers that left a man dead at a Costco store. The identified officer said he was the victim of an unprovoked attack by thirty two year old named Kenneth French at the corona Costco. Friday night with his small child in his arms. The officer pulled out his gun and shot French and his parents, Russell and peel, French. They remain hospitalized with serious injuries. The officers suffered minor injuries and his child wasn't hurt of him. Member described Kenneth fringes a quote gentle, giant saying that he was intellectually disabled and non verbal the LAPD says it's opening an internal investigation into the actions of the officer. The shooting is also being investigated by the corona police department and the Riverside County district attorney one of two men blamed for an Oakland warehouse fire that killed thirty six people is expected to give his version of events in court today. Max Harris faces. Involuntary manslaughter charges. He's accused of collecting rent and booking. Permitted concerts at the warehouse. His lawyer says he's being made a scapegoat for the fire. The other defendant is Derek L Meena. He's accused of illegally converting the so-called ghost ship warehouse into an unlicensed entertainment venue, and artists live workspace, the building, smoke, detectors, and fire sprinklers. It's now been two and a half years since the deadly blaze and Harris had reached plea deal with prosecutors. But a judge thought that through the but a judge through the deals out because they did not include enough prison time. After months of turmoil. The trial of a decorated navy seal charged with killing his mom state prisoner is to get underway today in San Diego. The court martial of special operations officer chief Edward Gallagher includes the removal of lead prosecutor for the lead prosecutor for tracking the defense, seems emails and suggestions by President Donald Trump, that he may pardon, the defendant Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to remitted murder in the killings of the prisoners and attempted murder in the shootings of two civilians in Iraq in two thousand seventeen Gallagher says disgruntled platoon mates fabricated the allegations, because they didn't like his tough leadership. Finally, Elon Musk says he is deleting. His Twitter account ten months after his tweets landed him in trouble with US regulators, the Tesla's CEO ran afoul of these occurs and Exchange Commission in August were tweets about taking the company private and saying he had secured funding to do so with no evidence backing that up. It was a costly mistake, musk and tesla each paid twenty million dollars to settle with the SEC as part of that. So musk is required. If Twitter posts approved by a company lawyer if they have the potential to affect the company's stock however yesterday, he said, he's giving up the social media site. Taking a look at traffic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. I will here today from the two people who may very well be facing each other in the general election resident Trump and former vice president, Joe Biden, both are vying for the hearts and minds of Oaters in a state that will be an important one in the twenty twenty race. Trump plans to visit an ethanol plant near council bluffs, and then speak to Republicans into Moines. NPR's, Scott detro-, says Biden who has favorable polling in Iowa is scheduled to make three stops this weekend. The latest I will showed Biden ahead of the democratic pack by nearly ten points in the first state to hold a contest in next year's nominating process. It's the latest poll show Biden with a commanding lead, even if he campaigns much less than other candidates. In fact, the day after the poll by didn't miss the state party event where nineteen other presidential hopeful spoke. It was the second weekend in a row that Biden skipped. A major candidate gathering Scott tro, NPR news. News, Sioux City Iowa conferences underway that could yield significant measures for how the Roman Catholic church, protect children from pedophile priests and punishes offenders, Catholic bishops have convened, a national meeting in Baltimore, the agenda includes proposals to increase accountability for bishops and how they respond to reports of sexual abuse. The conference will also consider the creation of an independent body to review allegations. Many diocese are now under state investigations, since the Pennsylvania grand jury report in August reveal hundreds of cases of alleged abuse three precent West Virginia accuse of an Ebling sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement reportedly are no longer running the wheeling, Charleston. Diocese, the Washington Post reports details of a confidential report in which archbishop. William Lori found the accusations to be credible leading to Bishop Michael brand fields. Ouster Branchville denies wrongdoing. The State Department confirms the US. Residents been released from Iran in custody NPR's Michele Keleman reports, Washington's hoping that, if the Iranians were willing to free the detainee. They may also be willing to release American citizens who are being held prisoner. This State Department is commending the Lebanese government for pressing the Iranian regime to release these ours Sokha. He had been in Iran's notorious avian prison for almost four years. And the US says Lebanon persistent advocacy was critical for his return Sokha, is eleven businessmen, and permanent US resident who had been invited to Iran by the government. And then jailed the Trump administration has been calling on Iran to release several detained Americans and is raising hopes that Tzakas released could be a positive sign. Michele Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department US stocks are trading slightly lower. The Dow Jones industrial average is down thirteen points peas off two points, and the NASDAQ is fallen.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh, special counsel Robert Muller is breaking his silence on his Russian election. Interference and obstruction report he used his remarks earlier today to reporters to highlight Russia's attempt to undermine the US political system and to address questions of obstruction of Justice after that investigation if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime. We would have said, so. We did not how ever make determination as to whether the president did commit a crime, Robert Muller says he is resigning from the department of Justice to return to private life. Well, after Miller, spoke today house speaker Nancy Pelosi call this quote the sad day for the country, and she told Scott Schafer for member station. K. Q E D that it all reflects badly on the department of Justice speaker, Pelosi said Muller's remarks, give congress, a clear mandate to continue investigating Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election and the president's possible role in impeding, the investigation, clear that the president committed an indictable offenses, which the Justice department of shielding him from Pelosi stopped short of calling for impeachment. But she said the house must now lay out the facts in a way that if the president were to be impeached. The Senate would have a hard time exonerating him. The speaker dismissed President Trump's comments that the Muller investigation cleared him saying she has confidence that key committee. Leaders in the house will get to the truth for NPR news. I'm Scott Shafer in San Francisco, the sole abortion, provider, and Missouri is fighting to keep its license, which expires Friday accord hearing this afternoon has been postponed until tomorrow. But the clock is still taking Planned Parenthood says the state is threatening not to renew the Saint Louis facilities license and without a license Planned Parenthood says Missouri would become the first state in decades to be without a clinic equipped to allow women access to abortions. But Republican governor Mike Parsons is the state has serious health concerns about the facility, all regardless of the number of abortion.
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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"NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The partial government shutdown drags on as expected neither legislation intended to get hundreds of thousands of federal workers back to work in paid again. Pass the US Senate today, both President Trump's Bill and the democratic back measure voted down today both sides promote the need for stronger border security, but NPR Susan Davis explains from the capital that neither side was able to pull off enough votes for a Bill that would end a more than month-old shut down. The Senate rejected. President Trump's proposal requesting five point seven billion for a border wall in exchange for a temporary changes to immigration laws. Senators also rejected a democratic proposal to reopen. The government for two weeks in order to try to go. She ate a border security deal. The next steps are unclear house. Democrats led by speaker Pelosi are working on a proposal to outline all of the border security priorities. Congress is willing to fund it is not expected to include money to build new physical barrier. Offers along the us Mexico border. Meanwhile, federal workers will miss their second paycheck on Friday. Susan Davis NPR news the capitol. The Trump administration is ignoring an order from Venezuela's President Nicolas mother widow directing US diplomats to leave the country within seventy two hours. The administration says it recognizes Venezuela's opposition leader as the interim president of the Latin American country. However, Mobuto still has the backing of the military and so remains president of an umbrella. And as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Russia is voicing its support. Venezuela under nNcholas Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chavez has become Russia's closest ally in Latin America, receiving billions of dollars in Russian aid, foreign minister Sergei love roasted, the US was risking chaos and destabilization in Venezuela by recognizing an alternative government. NPR's? Lucian Kim reporting apples Thomas vehicles group is laying off more than two hundred employees this week NPR's. Laura sydell reports. Multinational tech company says it is also shifting some of its workforce to other divisions of the company that focus on aspects of artificial intelligence. Thomas vehicle group known as project titan has been kept fairly secret. But the reorganization was not unintimidated last year. Apple brought in a new executive to lead the team. And this is likely a part of a restructuring. In a statement. The company says the team will focus on several key areas though, it didn't say which ones, but some employees from project titan are also being moved to other divisions in recent months. The company's CEO Tim cook has put more emphasis on Apple's entrance into the healthcare market. He has publicly said that Apple's greatest contribution will be health related and the company has upped its hiring and jobs connected to its ambitions in the sector. Laura sydell. NPR news before the close. The Dow is down twenty two points at twenty four thousand five hundred fifty three. This is NPR news. Good afternoon. It's one o four. I'm Eric Roy with California headlines on KCRW state. Investigators say a deadly 2017 wildfire that killed twenty two people in northern California's wine country was caused by a private electrical system. Not equipment owned by embattled Pacific Gas and electric Cal. Fire. Officials have just announced the fire started next to a home. They did not find any violations of state law. The fire destroyed more than fifty six hundred structures. Los Angeles teachers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the contract offer that end of the first strike in the L unified school district in more than thirty years. But one in five teachers voted against the deal with some saying it does not go far enough to improve conditions for them and their students..
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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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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The US led coalition confirms American forces are among those killed today while conducting what it calls a routine patrol in Syria. NPR's Lama Alati Ian has details. The US led coalition did not say how many servicemembers died on Wednesday. A statement on Twitter says the coalition is still trying to gather information about the attack Rami man from the Syrian observatory for human rights monitoring group told NPR that the attack occurred in the northeastern city of men bitch near a restaurant in the city centre. He says that that's a nation by a suicide bomber injured and killed several people. Meanwhile, multiple media websites are reporting that ISIS issued a statement on a messaging app claiming responsibility for today's attack in men bitch. But the group hasn't provided any evidence lemon audion NPR news betas, though, ISIS reportedly says it was behind today's. Attack in Syria in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence is declaring that Islamic state has been defeated in speech at the State Department today. Penn said, the ISIS caliphate has crumbled fence is also defending President Trump's decision to withdraw all two thousand US forces from Syria that decision is widely controversial so much. So that Trump's Defense Secretary and other officials have resigned twenty six days. That's how long a quarter of the US government has been shut down and hundreds of thousands of federal workers have been furloughed or forced to work without pay. But the rhetoric and President Trump standoff with congressional Democrats over border wall. Funding is escalating here's NPR's Windsor Johnston. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, says the partial government shutdown will only end when congressional Democrats recognize the quote crisis at the border or hope is the same that it's been since this conversation started, and that's it. We'll get actual funding for real border security, including the wall. We're hopeful that Democrats whether it's the group today or leader. We'll get serious about fixing the crisis at the border negotiations over funding for a southern border wall broke down last week between President Trump and democratic leaders with both sides refusing to budge on their demands no new talks are scheduled as the shutdown nears the end of its fourth week Windsor Johnston. NPR news Washington after suffering the worst parliamentary defeat by British Prime minister in nearly one hundred years over Brexit. Larry Miller reports a conservative government led by Theresa May faces. A no confidence vote today that could lead to its downfall immediately after may lost the Brexit vote leader of the opposition. Labor's Jeremy Corbyn called for the no confidence vote. He hopes it'll bring down the conservatives lead to a new general election and a labor government. However, though, deeply divided on the issue of Brexit conservative. Lawmakers are United on retaining power and keeping labor out of Downing Street. Corbin's no confidence vote is expected to fail. Larry Miller reporting. This is NPR. This is. WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. The partial federal shutdown now in its fourth week is causing confusion and concern among landlords and tenants here in New York who depend on rental assistance, WNYC's Morella. I've Iraq has more. The government is still paying for individual housing vouchers used by low income families, but some contracts that subsidize entire developments for low income disabled and elderly people have expired affecting twenty three hundred households across the state it's unclear whether payments for those units are continuing Mitchell con, although rent stabilization association says property owners are experiencing a lot of uncertainty. They are unable to contact anyone at HUD to give them guys and says to whether they're payments from HUD are going to be continuing or not the department of housing and urban development did not respond to requests for comment after passing voting reform earlier this week New York's democratic controlled state Senate is looking to. Clear a backlog of other policies, major majority leader. Andrea Stewart cousins says expanding background checks for gun purchases is on her agenda on the Brian Lehrer show earlier today, she said New York hasn't enacted sensible gun laws since the safe act in two thousand thirteen we're gonna look at tightening that banning bump stocks, just a normal normal bayton that other people I mean, even Florida was able to do that. I'll stay Republicans have blocked other gun control measures in the past governor Cuomo used his budget speech to lay on education policy, but some education leaders say it doesn't go far enough during the state of the state address the governor proposed only three percent increase in school funding education Commissioner, Mary Ellen Leah and regents chancellor, Betty, Rosa said in a joint statement. They were alarmed by the governor's funding proposal. This is WNYC support for NPR comes from the corporation for public broadcasting and the estate of Joan Kroc whose bequest serves as an enduring investment in the future of public radio. Oh..
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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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"Attack in suburban Virginia. The story details some of the characters she met and the discrimination. She faced this is all of it on WNYC stick around. We'll meet you on the other side of the news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. A thirteen year old girl is found and her alleged kidnapper is under arrest in Wisconsin moments ago, Barron county and federal law enforcement told reporters at Jamie clause appeared to shoveled when she turned up yesterday about seventy miles from her home clause had been missing since October fifteenth the same day her parents were found shot to death in their home and barren barren county sheriff Chris FitzGerald says a twenty one year old man has been arrested suspect is being charged with kidnapping Jamie was taken against her will in escape from a residence at which she was being held and found help. We also do not believe that this time that the suspect had any contact with the family. We do believe Jamie was the only target the sheriff says clauses being questioned by detectives about her ordeal. He says authorities are attempting to reunite her with relatives today. Today's difficult one for many families across the US about eight hundred thousand workers will be missing their first paycheck since a partial government. Shutdown began twenty one days ago over border wall dispute between President Trump and congressional Democrats the shutdown is affecting some places more intensely than others among them Ogden..
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"And the dilemmas of parenting. It's called the longest shortest time. The podcast led to her new book, weird parenting wins and worrying cardigan reviews. New feminist dystopia novel called the water cure. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The White House is trying to make its case for why it's holding out for more than five billion dollar wall at the border with Mexico that demand is at the heart of a partial government shutdown at eight hundred thousand federal workers wondering about their next paychecks as NPR's hammer kief tells us President Trump is doubling down on his demand for a wall as part of border security funding as he prepares to head to the southern border on Thursday. It seems pretty safe to say that the president feels like he needs to tell his own story here, you know, leading into the shutdown. He said he would be proud to shut the government down. That's what still hanging out there. Even though he's done a press conference in these he's stopped to talk to reporters as he's gone off to Marine One sort of the the the White House and the president have not done a great job of yet making their case. NPR's tamra Keith House Democrats who strongly oppose spending billions on a wall a rolling out several Bill. This week designed to reopen the government Exxon Mobil likely will have to turn over documents on what the company knew about climate change NPR's Jeff Brady reports the supreme court has denied Exxon's appeal of an earlier decision requiring the oil giant to give the documents to Massachusetts attorney general. This is the latest setback for Exxon Mobil in its effort to stop to climate change related investigations by Massachusetts and New York. The state lawsuits were filed after reports in two thousand fifteen that Exxon. Scientists concluded in the nineteen seventies and eighties that fossil fuel use would have to be reduced to address climate change. Massachusetts. Attorney general Maura Healey said the case clears the way to investigate Exxon's conduct. And she says the public deserves answers. A spokesman for Exxon Mobil says the company has no comment on the supreme court decision in the past. The oil giant has called the state investigations politically motivated Jeff Brady NPR news for the first time in centuries. Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are celebrating Christmas. Today. Independent of the Moscow based Russian Orthodox church. NPR's? Lucian Kim explains. Orthodox Christmas is on January seventh according to the old calendar and Ukraine's political leaders attended.
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"We're all on the same path in terms of wanting to get government open. The Democrats assessment was different complete coverage. Just ahead flaw secretary of state, Mike Pompeo visits the Middle East and the house of representatives has a new general council will meet Douglas letter after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump shows no sign of wavering. He wants more than five billion dollars for border wall. Without that, he says a fourth of the government will remain closed for months, maybe even over year, he confirms telling democratic leaders and a meeting at the White House today, some eight hundred thousand federal workers are affected President Trump says he thinks the majority of them support him. It's very important that we have great border security. I think it's going to be over with sooner than people think, but I will do whatever we have to do if we have to stay out for a very long period of time. We're going to do that and many of those people maybe even most of those people that really have not been and will not be getting their money in at this moment. Those people in many cases are the biggest fan of what we're doing last week. The president tweeted that most of the people affected by the partial shutdown. Democrats congressional Democrats maintain that the idea of five billion plus for a border wall is widely unpopular. Well, the White House is celebrating a very strong economic report today from the Labor Department three hundred twelve thousand jobs added in December and with more people back in the job. Search the unemployment rate ticked up last month to three point nine percent. Hiring was strongest in manufacturing healthcare construction and food services at last check on Wall Street, the Dow is up seven hundred forty six points. Three point two percent s&p was up three point four percent. And the NASDAQ was up four point two percent house. Democrats have unveiled a massive piece of legislation that they say will quote return political power to the people. It's more than five hundred seventy pages include some changes that have been pushed by ethics watchdogs for a long time. But is NPR's Peter Overby tells us the Bill is likely to run into heavy resistance from Republicans in congress HR one was a keystone in the house democr-. Kratz midterm campaigns. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republican senators and President Trump will have to deal with the American people will know that this is an option at the house has given the Senate of the United States and the president of the United States. The Bill would tighten up ethics rules for congress the administration and the supreme court it would seek to win politicians away from big donors. It would also bring down barriers to voting and stop state legislatures from gerrymandering congressional district. Peter Overby NPR news, Washington. Senator Pat Roberts says he will not seek reelection. Next year lawmaker from Kansas is the second longtime Republican Senator in less than a month to announce plans not to run again. The first was Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander before the close. The Dow was up three point two percent. Seven hundred forty six points at twenty three thousand four hundred thirty.
Kavanaugh accuser has Friday deadline to decide whether to testify
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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
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.
Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve: WSJ
"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