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"In Washington. I'm Laurie London, President Trump has been calling on Democrats to make a deal. Following his weekend executive actions on Corona virus relief after talks broke down in Congress, But NPR's Isha Roscoe tells us that money allocated in Trump's orders and memorandum Sze would likely on Lee last a few weeks before running out and in no way Is a long term solution. The administration is going to be facing pressure because now that you've done these executive orders, people are goingto expect to see something happen, and if things are happening fast, they're going to want to make a deal. She says Trump's plan on payroll taxes is really a delay because the president can't unilaterally forgive taxes that would need to be done by Congress. At least 97,000 Children in the nation tested positive for the Corona virus during the last two weeks of July. NPR's Cory Turner has more on the findings. By the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. The increased represents a 40% surge in the nation's total number of child Covad cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 340,000 Children have tested positive for the disease, representing roughly 9% of all U. S. Cases through July. This recent rise in child cases, according to the report was fueled largely by states in the south and west. Some of the largest increases came in Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Montana in Alaska. In spite of the uptick. The data also reinforced a bit of good news that most Children do not appear to get badly sick with the disease, according to the report. The hospitalization rate for Children among the states that reported data increased on ly slightly since June and remains low at just 1.4%. Cory Turner. NPR NEWS Lebanon's prime minister has announced the resignation of his government after last week's devastating explosion that destroyed much of the capital Beirut. NPR's Ruth Sherlock has the latest announcing the resignation of his government. Prime Minister Hassan Diab said he was heating the people's demand for change. His decision followed the resignation of several key members of his cabinet earlier in the day, including the justice and finance ministers. He's come in response to mass public outrage has emerged that the massive explosion last week was likely an accident and the result of years of negligence by political officials. In recent days. Protesters, many of whom have lost their homes in the blast, have called for politicians to resign or hang The explosion is the latest disaster for people already suffering an economic crisis that has been blamed in large part on state corruption and the squandering of public funds. Ruth Sherlock NPR news on Wall Street at the close the Dow up 358 points. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Hub Spot whose enterprise C R. M platform is designed to help marketing sales and customer service teams generate leads gross sales and innovate the customer experience more at hub spot dot com grow better. This is greater Ella Que ser w show that connects you to the people in places of Southern California. I'm Jered Hill in for Steve. Take us when the pandemic again,.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laurie London forty four Americans on board the diamond princess cruise ship in Japan of tested positive for the corona virus many will stay at hospitals in Japan to recover fourteen Americans who tested positive but have shown no signs of the illness or now back in the United States they won't be going home just yet NPR's Jason Beaubien has the latest after doing this quarantine on the ship in Japan they're gonna spend another two weeks in quarantine at Travis air base in northern California and at Lackland Air base near San Antonio Texas there'll be monitored they'll be isolated from the other of accu weeds that had come out of China there in a separate group and anyone who gets sick will be taken from there and be treated as a civilian hospital and you've got to expect that these fourteen people who got on board and they they were known to be infected that they're gonna be isolated from the others a total of seventy new cases have been confirmed on board the ship by Japanese health officials bringing the total to three hundred and fifty five as of Sunday as Democrats focus on Saturdays caucuses in Nevada president trump will hold campaign rallies this week in Arizona and Colorado in Paris Franco or Dona as reports the visit is part of a western swing that includes raising campaign funds and supporting vulnerable Republican senators president trump's stops in Phoenix in Colorado springs are largely seen as a thank you to Republican senators Cory Gardner of Colorado and Martha make Sally of Arizona who both stood by trump during the Senate impeachment trial after his acquittal trunk promise to help vulnerable Republicans are you doing well in Arizona how going to hear excel think I saw a poll that was very good for me I think we have to make sure Martha is going to do I think much is going to do that Martha make Sally and Cory Gardner two of the most vulnerable Republican senators and twenty twenty their reelection hopes largely hinge on trump's base turning out in November Franco or down yes NPR news Virginia governor around north from efforts to ban the sale of assault weapons house failed after for moderate Democrats joined Republicans in rejecting the legislation that seeks to prohibit sales of certain semi automatic firearms including a are fifteen style rifles the bill had been a top priority for the democratic governor who had campaigned heavily for gun control policies thousands of people in Mississippi's Pearl River flood plain are being urged to evacuate the river near the state capitol Jackson reached its highest level in thirty seven years Sunday after days and days of rain the governor has declared a state of emergency and does not expect the water to recede four days this is NPR this is W. NYC in New York I'm Richard hake Staten island's district attorney is calling for changes to the state's new bell lossing the reforms are responsible for a spike in crime in the city speaking on the John cast me TV's radio show DA Michael McMahon call the new law a mess for the state legislature to sit down again and look at the things that they did that one good and he sells and look at the things that are not working what are doomed to fail and let's fix though the make the system fair McMahon praise new Jersey's bell reform law which he says was rolled out over two years and give judges discretion when it comes to granting bail also the Staten Island district attorney is constructing a list of police officers who they will not called to testify in court W. N. Y. C.'s George Joseph reports the move is a dramatic step for the Staten Island DA while most other DA's have lists to track officers credibility problems this does more stopping flag officers from testifying altogether just because a particular DNA makes a decision doesn't mean it's all right decision that's called the Jack now president of the detectives and down in the socio ation he's concerned about due process and it's unfair to the members because there is no recourse or having you will challenge in November the Brooklyn D. A. released a similar list the NYPD and the police unions are concerned the list Qatar officers reputations without due process is that ninety eight did not respond to a request for comment new York's Attorney General says the state will not appeal the judge's decision to allow T. mobile and sprint to merge Attorney General Leticia James led a coalition of more than a dozen states that sued to stop T..
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"I'm Laurie London. At least two hundred ninety people are now confirmed dead with as many as five hundred wounded following Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka officials say there were a total of nine bombings that churches and hotels at least thirty nine of those killed or tourists secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, speaking today at a news conference offered condolences and a renewed commitment to fight terrorism. With more the loved ones of the victims some of them, we can confirm were indeed US citizens. This is America fight to president has given the military sweeping wartime power to arrest and detain any suspects. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the fourth time in recent months prosecutors in Japan or filing charges against former niece. Ceann chairman Carlos Goan NPR's. Anthony Kyun says gone denies all accusations against him including financial misconduct and breach of trust Goan was detained on financial misconduct. Charges in Vancouver. And his detention would have ended today if prosecutors hadn't brought fresh charges this time he's accused of skimming money from a Nissan subsidiary and using it to buy jets and a yacht before his fall going. Let him mighty automotive alliance including Nissan Mitsubishi and Francis Renaud gun remains in custody in Tokyo. This is NPR from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt. Gas prices continue to rise with the bay area seeing the highest average prices in the country cake. You Angela corral reports the price of gasoline in the US searched in average of thirteen cents a gallon over the past two weeks rising to two dollars and ninety one cents. Of course, it's much higher here in the bay area where it costs an average of four dollars four cents a gallon. Philip your take. Nwc industry. Analysts say one reason for the spike is an increase in crude oil costs. There's also been a dip in production out of Venetia, Valero refinery, which has been partially shut down since last month over a series of petroleum coke dust releases the Benicia refinery, plus two others in southern California are expected to reopen in the weeks to come so prices should start to ease. I'm Angela corral. K Q E news. A San Francisco supervisors committee is considering an ordinance that aims to crack down on the use of surveillance technology by city departments under the measure departments adopting. New surveillance tools. We need to get them approved by supervisor's. The measure would also ban the use of facial recognition technology supervisor Aaron Peskine, I think this is the difference between wanting safe and secure communities on the one hand and not wanting to live in a surveillance state on the other having these used policies and having a public transparent discussion in vetting of. Them. I think will help actually make our community safer. Peskins says the ordinance his faced opposition.
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"A swift response as a community grieves. The supreme court justices are an open disagreement over the death penalty as the court narrowly rules that a death row inmate has no right to a painless execution. Jessica Levinson talks about that. And the power of Democrats to subpoena. The unredacted Muller report the Israeli election is exactly a week away. How Benjamin Netanyahu has sold himself as the only person to keep Israelis safe in crisis. He's always a matter of life and death. And if you don't vote Netanyahu, you will basically. And the LA times restaurant critic who beat the New York Times at its own game. All that coming up. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. President Trump says he will close the US southern border if necessary, but as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports is threat comes amid praise for Mexico for taking what the White House calls more responsibility to stop migrants from crossing into the US illegally. Trump on Friday warned that he would close the southern border. If Mexico didn't do more to stop the overwhelming tide of migrant crossings speaking at the White House, Trump gave Mexico credit for apprehending thousands of people in recent days, but says more needs to be done border patrol is done an incredible job at the system is absolutely maxed out, and it's a very unfair thing. When asked about the economic consequences of shutting down the border Trump acknowledged it would have a negative impact. But said security is more important than trade. Windsor johnston. NPR news, Washington civic leaders in Los Angeles are sounding alarm over a sudden recent increase in gun violence NPR's Martin Kosti has more Elliot's focused on shootings right now because of the murder on Sunday of rapper nipsy hustle, but police chief Michael Moore says two or three weeks ago. His department had already detected a sharp increase in shootings. He says the city averaged thirteen shooting victims a week in January and February March we saw that number double to twenty six on average and nearly entirely that increase was in seventy seventh area of south Los Angeles, much of it is gang back. Nearly all of it is gang related, but more says there's no sign that hustles murder was gang related. Police say it was a personal dispute. The chief praised the wrapper for wanting to help to solve with the chief called L as tragic love affair with gun violence. Martin Kosti NPR news one person has been killed and two other. Injured after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Harris County, Texas worker Randy Villalobos says after the blast. He had one urge to get out..
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"I'm Laurie London. An overwhelming majority of Americans want the full Muller report released. That's according to a new NPR PBS NewsHour Marist poll out this morning as NPR's tamra Keith reports this marks rare bipartisan agreement on the Russia investigation. Attorney general William bar has released a four page summary of special counsel, Robert Muller's findings the PBS NewsHour mirrors poll finds seventy five percent of Americans want the full report released, and that includes a majority of Republicans likely shell bun and John degroot who are standing in line to get into Trump's rally in Grand Rapids. Michigan. Maybe satisfied until while you don't want to be satisfied here. Anyways. Oh, yeah. The poll also finds Robert Muller's favorability on the rise driven by Republicans. Happy with the result of his investigation. Fifty six percent of those surveyed say he conducted a fair investigation. Tamra Keith NPR news, Grand Rapids. Michigan. The family of a man who died in the March tenth plane crash in Ethiopia is suing Boeing NPR's. Jim zarroli reports. It's believed to be the first lawsuit filed in connection with that disaster. Jackson Massoni was a Rwandan citizen. Who was a passenger on the Airways flight when it went down all one hundred fifty seven people on board were killed the suit was filed in US courts on behalf of his two children and one stepchild the suit maintains that an anti stall system put on the seven thirty seven max plane by Boeing was defective. It forced the plane's nose down repeatedly. While the pilots frantically tried to. Figure out what was going wrong. The crash was very similar to another that occurred in Indonesia last October, dozens of lawsuits have already been filed against Boeing over that crash, Jim zarroli NPR news. Chinese tech giant alway is reporting that its revenue rose twenty percent last year. NPR's rob Schmitz reports sits an indication that a US led campaign to block. The company's rise hasn't hurt its business quality said revenue for twenty eighteen rose to one hundred seven billion dollars from less than one hundred billion the previous year the results come as it battles. A US led effort to block allies from using its equipment for the roll out of five g technology arguing that hallways gear poses a cybersecurity threat. The company was dealt a fresh blow this week when British officials overseeing hallways ever security lab. Accused the company of failing to address security flaws in its products while way is suing in US federal court to throw out. Out a lawsuit that bars the Trump administration and government contractors from using its equipment at last check on Wall Street, the Dow up one hundred and forty five points. This is NPR from K Q E D news, I'm Brian watt. In San Jose, governor Gavin Newsom blasted PGE for what he says is a move to stack its board of directors with out of state feed on Sears who know little about California or how to run a utility, Dan Brekke reports Newsome is among those who have called on PG and to make bold moves to overhaul its operations and safety culture in the aftermath of a series of devastating wildfires started by the company's equipment. The governor said in a letter to interim CEO John Simon that proposed new members of its board would be out of touch with customers employees in wildfire victims and the need to reform the utility PG said in a statement that it understands the governor's concerns and shares who sense of urgency. To improve safety and restore the bankrupt company's financial health. I'm Dan Brekke cake news, San Francisco's sheriff plans to retire. Vicki Hennessy, the first woman to lead the department says she will not seek reelection. She tells the chronicle her decision came after painful knee replacement surgery along with family and personal issues. In a statement. Mayor London breed called Hennessy a tremendous leader. Hennessy has been with the sheriff's department for four decades. She was elected in twenty fifteen. She has pushed to replace one of the county jail facilities that's become dilapidated and dealt with a series of scandals that includes one in which her jail deputies have faced allegations of excessive force and misconduct..
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"In Washington. I'm Laurie London. As Americans honor the legacy of Martin Luther King junior. President Trump and vice president Pence observed the day by placing a wreath at the king memorial in Washington NPR's, Scott Horsely reports the reasoning was a low profile event it wasn't listed on either the president or vice president's public schedule. Earlier the president signed a proclamation encouraging all Americans to recommit themselves to Dr king's dream of a quality and Justice for all Trump noted that despite great strides. More work must be done to bring racial Justice the nation. As is his custom Trump used Twitter to call attention to his king proclamation in between tweeting about the growth of manufacturing jobs and a critical tweet about house. Democrats Scott Horsely NPR news, Washington. Even with a new proposal in the next President Trump and congressional Democrats appear no closer to ending the partial government shutdown now on day thirty one NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports both the house and Senate are scheduled to vote on bills this week. The house is expected to pass a Bill that includes additional funding for border security, but it does not include money for a southern border wall. The house vote is scheduled after Democrats rejected an offer from President Trump on Saturday that would extend protections for thousands of young immigrants in the country illegally in exchange for a wall. The Senate is expected to vote on Trump's proposal this week, but Democrats are likely to block it the impasse over border wall. Spend. Ding has left hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or working with Alpay, though, miss their second paycheck of the shutdown on Friday. If no deal is reached Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington. The United States is calling on Russia to destroy its new cruise missile system, which the US says is in flagrant violation of the intermediate nuclear range forces or I n f treaty from Geneva. Lisa Shlein reports. The US is warning the Kremlin that it will withdraw from the treaty unless Russia starts complying Washington says it plans to withdraw from the landmark IMF treaty early in February because the Kremlin can't be trusted to comply with his arms control obligations arms. Control experts. Observed the treaty has kept nuclear weapons out of Europe since nineteen eighty-seven. They wore a US withdrawal from the pact would increase Europe's security risks Russia has acknowledged the existence of a cruise missile system, but denies that advice. Violates the pact..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London in an extraordinary move US supreme court chief Justice John Roberts has issued a statement defending the federal court system as NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports it comes a day after President Trump criticized a federal court's ruling on his administration's asylum policy. In a statement Roberts said America does not have Obama judges or Trump judges Bush judges or Clinton judges. He also added that having an independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for President Trump on Tuesday called the ninth circuit court of appeals a disgrace and referred to its rolling on his asylum policy by a quote, Obama judge. But even though Trump lashed out at the ninth circuit, the decision was actually handed down by the US district court for the northern district of California. This isn't the first time Trump has attacked the federal court says. He faced sharp criticism last year for calling federal judge who ruled against version of his administration's travel ban, a so-called judge Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington. President Trump is facing backlash for dismissing the CIA assessment linking the Saudi Crown prince to the killing of US-based journalist Jamal kashogi yesterday. Trump said the benefits of good relations with the kingdom outweigh further action against the crown prince Republican Senator Bob corker chair of the Senate Foreign Relations committee says he's astounded by the president's position the language that was used. It was as if they were riding at press release for the Saudi Arabia, not for the United States. Corker says he believes the crown prince directed the killing the US stock market remained calm and steady today. Capping a volatile selloff earlier in the week. The Dow Jones industrials and s and p each. Traded flat percentage is on the day stock prices of swayed amid a list of investor concerns as NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports the overarching question for investors is whether the global economy and the US economy in particular are starting to slow after a decade long bull run on one hand US corporate earnings and hiring remain strong. But trade tariffs volatile swings. In commodities like oil and concern about slowing growth in China as well as rising international political tensions have contributed to a greater sense of unease at the upward March is not sustainable. The prospect of increased regulation has also hurt technology. Stocks those rebounded slightly after losing a lot of value earlier in the week. You can Gucci NPR news Washington on Wall Street. The Dow ended the day just under a point and the S and P five hundred gained eight points. Nasdaq composite up sixty three. This is NPR news from news. I'm Tiffany Cam. High.
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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. And American pastor has been released from house arrest in Turkey. NPR's? Scott Horsely reports President Trump had lobbied for pastor. Andrew brunson's. Freedom though Turkey is rejecting Trump's assertion that US pressure contributed to their decision. President Trump tweeted this morning that his thoughts and prayers are with Andrew Brunson. He hopes to have the pastor safely back home soon in the United States Brunson was from North Carolina was imprisoned in Turkey for two years. As part of a roundup following the failed coup against president registered. I of urda on the Trump administration had champion brunson's 'cause telling her to want his release would improve US. Turkish relations Brunson was transferred to house arrest earlier this summer today's ordered that he be freed entirely was warmly welcomed by evangelical Christians in this country. Scott Horsely NPR news, the White House. Hurricane Michael's path of destruction included, a direct hit on the Tyndall air force base near Panama City, Florida, but as NPR's Greg my reports, the air force was prepared airplane. Hangars were shredded roofs were peeled off buildings in retired fighter jet. That was on display at the Tindal base was torn from its foundation. The force is still assessing what it calls widespread catastrophic damage, but personnel and the hugely expensive planes were evacuated before the storm hit the Tyndall base is on land that juts into the Gulf of Mexico in his home to more than fifty F twenty two stealth fighters which cost more than three hundred million dollars a piece those planes are now safely parked at the Wright. Patterson air force base in Ohio. Greg Mary NPR news Washington, lawyers for the city of Chicago or filing a new lawsuit against the US Justice department in an attempt to block the Trump administration's latest effort to put conditions on a federal. Grant that supports local law enforcement efforts in sanctuary cities. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement at a school event. Donald Trump's Justice department is wrong. We will never walk away from community policing, and we'll never walk away from being a welcoming city. Meanwhile, a federal judge today has blocked the Trump administration from placing conditions on public grants in efforts to crack down on unlawful immigration. The judge ordering the grant money be released to California sanctuary cities. A number of global businesses are reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia until the Gulf kingdom can explain what happened to a dissident writer who disappeared after visiting its consulate in Istanbul. Billionaire Richard Branson today suspending business links. Uber CEO was announced he may not attend a major investment conference in the country this month. On Wall Street. Stocks are climbing a bid after two days of steep losses. The Dow up one hundred twenty three points, this is NPR and I'm Jimmy Floyd for WNYC in New York at three oh, four mayor de Blasio says that New York City public school students will benefit from the changes made in the new teachers contract for one he says teachers and counselors who choose to work and stay at schools that have suffered from high turnover will get salary bonuses. Mayor de Blasio says there will be a focus on schools in the Bronx that have been hard hit by teacher shortages, if you can't even fill those teaching roles with a permanent teacher, how on earth are you going to achieve what you need to for the kids. The Bronx plan will target one hundred and eighty low performing schools most not all of which are in the Bronx. If teachers ratify the contract the program will go into effect by the end of the year and New York, congressman, Chris. Collins who has been indicted on federal insider trading charges now has a trial date in February twenty twenty U S District. Judge Vernon Broderick set the February third trial date yesterday. Collins has pleaded not guilty and did not appear in court for the scheduling, the sixty eight year old congressman is running for reelection to New York's twenty seventh district which covers the right-leaning region between buffalo and Rochester assistant, US attorney. Scott Hartman, had I pushed to have the trial date set for next year. He said prosecutors fear that Collins will try to delay any twenty twenty trial saying it is an election year,.
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"Brett Cavanaugh investigation perceives. President Trump says the FBI should interview anyone at feels necessary. I want them to do a very comprehensive investigation, whatever that means much more on the true scope of the FBI's probe is coming right up close in a surprising shakeup, General Electric has fired its CEO John Flannery and today is the one year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting. We'll talk with one survivor Murphy occasion after news headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. President Trump says the FBI should do a comprehensive investigation into the allegations surrounding supreme court nominee Brett Kavanagh. And that he's keeping in his words an open mind, but as NPR's Mara Liasson reports he also says that Senate Republicans should determine the scope of that investigation. President Trump said he wants the investigation to end quickly and that the FBI should look into whatever the Republican Senate wants it to he said he believes Cavanaugh was truthful in his testimony and that his family has been treated horribly. But he also said he has no backup plan if Cavanaugh should withdraw or be rejected by the Senate. I hope that he gets approved. I hope that the report comes out like like, I really think it should. I think it will. I hope I hope, but look I'm waiting just like you the president said he was surprised. Sized. How vocal Cavanaugh was about his drinking problems in high school? President Trump doesn't drink which he joked today was one of his only good traits. Mara liasson. NPR news, Washington. Trump is also touting a newly reached trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. Canada's chief trade negotiator in negotiator agrees NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports the US Mexico Canada agreements, but replace the North American Free trade agreement or NAFTA. Trump says the new trade deal is based on the principles of fairness and reciprocity once approved by congress. This new deal will be the most modern up to date and balanced trade agreement in the history of our country with the most advanced protections for workers ever developed. Trump says the agreement will create jobs across the manufacturing, agriculture, and technology sectors. It would also protect Canada from any future autumn. Mobile tariffs imposed by the United States. But for now leaves in place US imposed duties on steel and aluminum imports and the retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico implemented in response Windsor, Johnston NPR news. Police in Germany are questioning six suspects believed to be planning terror attacks. As may Nicholson reports a thorn she's carried out rates early this morning and have arrested six men h between twenty and thirty seventh man believed to be the ringleader was arrested last month. The suspects a German citizens from the eastern state of Saxony onto the western state of Bavaria and police believe they were planning attacks in order to overthrow Germany's democratic order. The men are accused of forming a far-right terror group called revolution Chemnitz named after the eastern city where anti immigrant protests took place last month the announcement of a US and Canada trade agreement with Mexico sent stocks higher today. The Dow closed one hundred ninety nine this is NPR and you're listening to WNYC in New York at four oh four on Jimmy Floyd, the number of refugees resettled in New York and New Jersey particular. Those from Muslim-majority nations has dropped dramatically under the Trump administration. WNYC's Matt Katz reports the fiscal year that ended last week showed a more than fifty nine percent drop in refugees resettled in the two states. Just one refugee from Iraq arrived in New York compared to two hundred and twenty four the year before zero refugees came to New Jersey from Syria versus one hundred and fifty eight one year earlier, but the number of refugees from non Muslim nations Russia and Moldova increased nationwide fewer than twenty three thousand refugees resettled in the past year. The lowest on record even fewer could be knitted in the coming year because of President Trump's changes to the program. New York City's new nightlife mayor is kicking off a listening tour. This fall office of nightlife.
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"Live from NPR, news in Washington I'm Laurie London closing arguments are being delivered today in the. Trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as NPR's Ryan, Lucas reports prosecutors this morning. Told jurors, there is overwhelming evidence to convict Manafort prosecutor Greg Andres says the case. Against Manafort, is simple he says Manafort lied to hide millions of dollars income earned in Ukraine and then lied to banks to. Get more money when that income dried up Manafort light on his tax returns lied about foreign Bank accounts and then lied to lenders Andrea says the government has. Proven this through witness. Testimony and a lengthy paper, trail he says Manafort, is, not. On trial because he's wealthy Manafort is, in, court, because he, filed false tax returns and loan applications, Andres wrapped up his ninety minute closing argument by saying Manafort is not above the. Law and asking the jury to return a guilty verdict on all eighteen counts the defense is presenting. It's closing arguments this afternoon Ryan Lucas NPR news Alexandria Virginia The new, school year starts today in Florida's Broward County. That includes Marjory stoneman Douglas high school where seventeen. People were, killed in February NPR's Greg Allen reports new, security measures have, been adopted throughout the school district several students and parents said they're satisfied with. The security upgrades adopted at the parkland high school and ready, to start a new school. Year instead, of one school resource officer there are now three armed officers on campus. Plus fifteen, other security monitors school superintendent Robert Runcie said there are new surveillance cameras doors that automatically lock in a single point. Of entry for all visitors throughout the day just important he says is a new emphasis to make sure all protocols are followed gates are locked.
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"Live from NPR. News in Washington I'm Laurie London closing arguments are being delivered today in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports prosecutors this morning told jurors there. Is overwhelming evidence to convict, Manafort prosecutor Greg Andre, says the case against Manafort is simple he. Says Manafort lied to hide millions of dollars of income earned in Ukraine and then lied to banks to get, more money when that income dried. Up Manafort light on his tax returns lied about foreign Bank accounts and then lied to lenders Andrea says the government has proven. This through witness testimony and a lengthy paper trail he says Manafort is not on trial. Because he's wealthy Manafort is in court because he filed. False tax returns. And loan applications Andres wrapped up. His ninety minute closing argument by saying Manafort. Is not above the, law and asking the jury to return a guilty verdict on all eighteen counts that offense is presenting it's closing arguments this afternoon Ryan Lucas. NPR news Alexandria ever The new school year starts today in Florida's. Broward County that includes Marjory stoneman Douglas high school. Where seventeen, people were killed in February and Paris Greg Allen, reports new security, measures have been adopted throughout the school district several students and parents that they're. Satisfied with the security upgrades adopted at the parkland high school, and ready to start a. New school, year instead of one school resource officer there are now three armed officers. On campus, plus fifteen other security monitors school superintendent Robert Runcie said there are new surveillance cameras doors automatically lock in a single. Point of entry for all visitors throughout the day just important he says is a new emphasis to make sure protocols or followed gates.
West Virginia lawmakers vote to impeach all four state Supreme Court justices
"Following last night's impeachment of all four of west, Virginia's remaining supreme court justices by the state's Republican led house of delegates. One Justice who was nominated by democrat says she will retire as Dave misdemeanor of West Virginia public broadcasting reports, judge, Robin Davis's resignation, comes ahead of a big deadline Davis who was elected as a democrat before the bench became nonpartisan was the subject of articles of impeachment for her role in the overpayment of senior status judges lavish spending on renovations to her court offices and a lack of administrative oversight of the judicial branch. Three other justices were also impeached by the house of delegates Monday Davis accused the Republican led house of wanting to impose their party preferences by way of impeachment and removal from office through trials in the Senate that way, all of the people of West Virginia is being denied. Just cannot allow the finalizing of this plot to come to fruition. Should've vacancy a corrupt or eleven fifty nine tonight Republican governor. Jim Justice would appoint any replacements for NPR
Malta: Aquarius humanitarian ship can dock, migrants to be shared
"The smallest Member State in the. European Union Malta, has agreed to let humanitarian ship that rescued one hundred, and forty-one migrants, at sea dock at one of. Its ports Joanna kakissis reports from Athens that, five EU countries will take in the migrants the humanitarian ship called the Aquarius rescued. The migrants off the coast of Libya last week international, law says migrants rescued at. Sea must go to the closest port but Malta. Initially refused entry as did neighboring Italy if an. Affair coup in Irish nurse aboard the Aquarius said it a video blog that many migrants from Somalia and our, trae I heard a story from one Minor who've begun his journey f. fourteen he's. No sixteen and has been tortured and, has been sold many times Malta agreed to. Let the ship dock after five EU countries Spain Portugal Luxembourg Germany and France agreed to take in the
More U.S. states join lawsuit over online 3-D gun blueprints
"L. Mike urban trout became a hitman today. We'll talk with the show's star Bob Odenkirk and we'll also hear from Giancarlo Esposito who plays drug kingpin. Gus spring Peter Gould. The show's co, creator, and co, show runner and Jonathan banks who plays Mike, who was a cop before he was a fixer. Bank says he's played a lot of cops in his career because I'm not very pretty so I can't play. So I'm either going to be the bad guy or the cop that's coming up on fresh air First the news Live from NPR. News in Washington, I'm Laurie London China's threatening additional tariffs on thousands. Of US goods if Washington goes through with, its latest tariff, threat NPR's tamra Keith reports a. Top White House, economic adviser says President. Trump won't budge when it comes to the, ongoing trade, dispute White House National, Economic Council chairman Larry cudlow is sounding a warning to China following its announcement that it is prepared to impose retaliatory tariffs on sixty billion dollars worth. Of US imports the Chinese had better not underestimate the determination of President Trump to follow through and seek zero tariffs and non-tariff, barriers and subsidies and a level playing field Kudlow was speaking on the. FOX business network it's not clear where the escalating threats of tariffs between the US and China. Go, from here But Kudlow touted progress in trade talks with the European Union and Mexico tamra Keith NPR news more. States or joining. A lawsuit against the federal government over three d printable guns Matt largely of member. Station k. u., t. Austin reports eighteen states and the district of. Columbia are challenging the State Department's decision to, allow a Texas, company to post downloadable plans the. Lawsuit argues the, State Department didn't follow. Proper procedure when it agreed to carve out, an exception, in federal arms export, rules allowing Austin-based defense distributed to post the files the plans can be used by anyone with a commercially available three d printer to make an untraceable. Plastic gun a federal judge has ordered the blueprints taken down pending a hearing in the case later this month they were online, for several days and were downloaded thousands of times plans have now been. Posted on other sites too for NPR news I'm Matt largely the president of the National Rifle Association is speaking tonight at a Republican rally in far west Kentucky where a, deadly school shooting occurred in January a group of Marshall county high school shooting survivors say Oliver North's, visit is quote like rubbing salt on an open wound Taylor Inman, of member station w. k. m. s.. Has more on the planned protest a group of fifteen to seventeen year. Old students are holding a demonstration and silent vigil outside the rally at Murray state university Leila freeze a fifteen year old Marshall, student and says she has faced criticism in. Her community for vocalizing support of gun control I feel like. The more we keep trying moral hopefully be able. To tap into people's hearts and show them what we're fighting for. The local Republican party's hosting north, visit said insensitivity was not their intent w MS Taylor Inman the country is seeking a sustained rise in student activism. Led and inspired. By survivors of the massacre in parkland this is Is NPR from kqed news I'm Tara Siler the two massive fires in Mendocino and lake counties have. Now scorched more than one hundred fifty thousand acres that's more than five times the size of San Francisco firefighters are trying to. Stop the blaze for moving east or a fire earlier this summer forced evacuations and destroyed structures many of the same residents are being forced to leave again the moose lodge in clear lake oaks has served. As an unofficial shelter during the fires and now it's being a vacuum the largest JoAnne sent Andrea says the frequent evacuations are taking a toll I had a few when I was taking finance they were just trembling and then you see them for a. Couple of days and they kind of seem to, relax a little bit and and then like today now it was more panic again like oh my gosh now I got, settled and I have to go. Again and I'm still. Not going home San Andrea and roughly twenty five other people have chosen to stay despite the evacuation orders local. Air regulator Are. Issuing an era advisory today through Sunday warning that winds could push smoke from those fires into the bay area changing wind patterns will continue to be a challenge for firefighters but. Meteorologist Jan null says the temperatures are expected to come down a little. Cubby conditions over the next few days are. Are not going to be as extremists we saw about. A, week ago I mean it's it's go to ward back up again the the temperatures are, going to be you know into. The low one hundred started to, the one hundred a kid sort of. Rage getting a bit of a respite the bay. Area air quality management, district does not plan to call a spare the air alert because air quality is not expected to exceed federal..
U.S. sanctions Russian bank for helping North Korea
"To develop leaders with the highest positions of command. I think what it's taught me as far as leadership is just for a diversity of opinions is how important it is to build bridges to people with different ideas and different backgrounds. We all have this inner response. You have a tough job, an impossible mission, send me, and that's why I can you see veterans raising their hand, the takeaway. We'll be right back after these headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laurie London almost a, year after the worst mass shooting in US history Las Vegas police have issued a. Final report on the investigation into a killing, spree that left fifty eight people dead and hundreds more wounded NPR's Leyla Fidel tells, us that police say after the months long investigation they still don't know why the shooter did it Clark county. Sheriff, Joe Lombardo released. A final one hundred and eighty three page report on the police investigation at a morning press conference in Las Vegas without a manifesto or even or not to answer questions. The totality of the information has been gathered leaves us to only make an educated guess as to the motives of Stephen paddock Lombardo called the shooter and unremarkable man that he had. Never done anything to draw law. Enforcement's intention until October first, two thousand seventeen, when he, opened fire Lombardo said the FBI's behavioral analysis unit will be, releasing its. Report by the end of the year Year Leyla fallen NPR news The treasury department is going after a Russian Bank and other individuals and businesses accused of helping North Korea evade sanctions the action. Comes as secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is in Singapore foreign Asians occur security. Summit this weekend as NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports on peyot is urging countries in the region to keep the pressure on North Korea until it. Gives up its nuclear weapons the, treasury, department has added agro say use a Russian Bank to a US blacklists saying it knowingly facilitated what it calls a significant. Transaction at violated US sanctions the US is also imposing sanctions on a Moscow based Representative of North Korea's primary foreign exchange Bank or. Gene Russia to expel him a Chinese trading company is also being singled. Out by the treasury department Meanwhile Secretary Pompeo is attending a regional forum in Singapore where he's encouraging countries to better. Enforce sanctions on, North, Korea, he, tells reporters quote We still have a ways to go to. Achieve the outcome we're looking. For Michelle Kellerman NPR news Washington the US Labor. Department is reporting that employers added one hundred and fifty seven thousand workers to their payrolls last month a solid gain but the healthy pace. In the first half of the, year, it was below that and below expectations JJ can han- is chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade in Chicago although the headline. Number itself may not have been fantastic it wasn't so far below some expectations that it makes people nervous and if we look at. What came out for the may in June reports they were both revised. Higher the unemployment rate also ticked down to three point nine percent on Wall Street the Dow up ninety five points. This is NPR, news And this is WNYC in New York I'm David..
US Treasury going after Russian bank for North Korea sanctions
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laurie London almost a. Year after the worst mass shooting in US, history Las Vegas police have issued a final report on the investigation into a killing spree that left fifty, eight people dead and hundreds more wounded NPR's Leyla Fidel tells us that police say after the, months long investigation. They still don't know why the shooter did it tar county sheriff Joe Lombardo release a final one hundred. Eighty three page report on the police investigation at a? Morning press conference in Las Vegas without a manifest. Or even or. Not to answer questions the totality of the information has. Been gathered leaves us to only make an educated guess. As to the motives of Stephen paddock, Lombardo called the shooter an, unremarkable man that he had never done anything. To draw law enforcement's attention until October first two thousand seventeen when he opened fire Lombardo said the FBI's behavioral, analysis unit will be releasing In its report by the end of the year Leila Fadel NPR. News the treasury department is going after a Russian Bank and other individuals and businesses accused of helping North Korea evade sanctions the action comes as secretary of state Mike Pompeo is in Singapore foreign Asian, security summit, this weekend as NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports on peyot. Is urging countries, in the region to keep the pressure on North Korea until it gives up its nuclear weapons the, treasury department has added agro say use a Russian Bank to a US blacklists saying. Knowingly facilitated what it calls a significant transaction, at violated US sanctions the US is also imposing sanctions on a Moscow based Representative of North Korea's primary, foreign exchange Bank urging Russia to expel him a Chinese trading company is also being singled out, by the treasury. Department Meanwhile Secretary Pompeo is attending a regional forum in Singapore where he's encouraging Countries to better enforce sanctions on. North Korea he tells reporters quote we still have a ways to go to achieve the outcome we're looking for Michelle Kellerman NPR news Washington the US Labor. Department is reporting that employers added one hundred fifty seven thousand workers to. Their payrolls last month a solid gain but the healthy pace in the first half of the year it was below that and below expectations. JJ can Eoghan is chief market, strategist at TD Ameritrade in Chicago although the headline number itself may not have been fantastic it wasn't so far below some. Expectations that it makes people nervous and if we look at what came out. For the may in June reports they were both. Revised higher the unemployment rate also ticked down to three point nine percent. On, Wall Street the Dow up ninety five points this is NPR news From k. q. e. d. news I'm Tiffany Cam high federal fire officials say flames from the massive Ferguson. Fire have prompted, a, new mandatory evacuation for Yosemite valley this morning park officials say. The blaze which started weeks, ago in, the, Sierra national forest is burning near the Wattana area of Yosemite within, the park's western boundary park spokesman Scott get, him in the, fire has entered the park it is along the highway forty. One corridor along the road where the. Firefighters are doing the backfiring operations park officials shut off the won'the. Area and Yosemite valley to all visitors last week the. Ferguson fire has scorched more than seventy three thousand acres and it's. Forty one percent contained meanwhile a team from the national weather service and Cal, fire have begun investigating the. Large fire world or fire tornado that ripped through, a section of reading a. Week ago in the early stages. Of the car fire As KiKi weedy science editor Danielle vent. And tells us they've released some preliminary, findings winds were in excess of one hundred forty three miles per hour when an out of control. Fire generated its own weather system last week torching neighborhoods and reading that's the equivalent of an f two tornado considered significant on the scale used for tornadoes the, winds, were strong enough to crumple high-tension powerline towers uproot. Trees and tear the roofs off homes the team will be issuing a full report but according to a Cal fire spokesman there is no estimate yet.
U.S. job growth slowed in July; wage growth remains modest
"Live from NPR. News in Washington I'm Laurie London the treasury department is going after a, Russian Bank and. Other, individuals and businesses, accused of helping North Korea evade sanctions the action comes as secretary of state. Mike, Pompeo in, Singapore foreign Asian security summit this weekend as NPR's Michele Keleman. Reports Pompeo is urging countries in, the region to keep. The pressure on North Korea until it gives up its nuclear weapons the treasury department has added agro, say use Russian Bank to a US blacklists saying it knowingly facilitated what it calls, significant transaction at violated US sanctions, the US, also imposing sanctions on a Moscow based Representative of North Korea's primary foreign exchange Bank or Russia to expel him a Chinese trading company is also. Being singled out by the treasury department Meanwhile Secretary Pompeii oh Is attending a regional, forum in Singapore where he's encouraging countries to better. Enforce sanctions on North Korea he tells reporters quote we still have a ways to go. To achieve the outcome we're looking for Michelle Kellerman NPR. News Washington the. US economy gained one hundred fifty seven thousand jar thousand jobs and the unemployment rate dropped three point nine percent in July NPR's Chris Arnold has more on, the just-released report from, the Labor Department these job gains numbers for last month were a bit worse than expected but the revisions for the months before that show stronger job gains in the government previously. Reported so that about balances out, there, was solid hiring and manufacturing and healthcare growth in wages continues to be pretty tap it up two point seven percent from a year ago wages have been surprisingly sluggish given how low the unemployment rate is now fallen that's puzzling economists. Who don't know why more employers are offering higher wages to attract workers, Chris Arnold NPR. News Who's the first week of testimony in the trial of Paul. Manafort wraps up today NPR's Windsor Johnston, reports, the former Trump campaign chairman is facing, more than a dozen Bank, and tax fraud charges the jury is, expected to hear more testimony. Today from one of manafort's accountants fill a lift told yours yesterday. That he was unaware that Manafort kept offshore Bank accounts he also testified, that the lack of accurate information provided would lead to an incorrect tax return the prosecution has. Been working to prove that metaphor cheated the US government out of millions of dollars in undeclared income from his work for pro Russian politicians, in Ukraine Manafort has pleaded not, guilty to eighteen counts of, Bank and tax fraud his trial is the first. Stemming from this special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election, Windsor Johnston NPR news The Dow is up sixty, points this, is NPR This is WNYC I'm shumita Basu in New York New York City's department of health has published its, conclusions about what they. Learned from two thousand thirteen measles. Outbreak in Brooklyn the largest outbreak in decades WNYC's Zoe has more an adolescent. Brought home the measles after a trip to London it spread to. Fifty eight people in orthodox Jewish borough park Williamsburg most of those cases, where people who had chosen not, to be vaccinated the outbreak led to one woman having a miscarriage. And. Cost the city, hundreds of thousands of dollars Dr Jane soccer says. Some doctors didn't recognize the, virus which delayed treatment you know in these days doctors don't often see measles rather than in, the past when it was much more, common doctors soccer says in the last few years health department has been educating parents and pediatricians and orthodox Jewish neighborhoods about.
Military bases under consideration for housing unaccompanied migrant children
"The new york conversation from npr news in washington i'm laurie london the us military has been asked to get ready to house up to twenty thousand immigrant children npr's scott horsely reports the request comes as president donald trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents is beset by confusion the gels now is going to be finding a place to house families who come together and will be kept together the pentagon has housed unaccompanied minors in the past this'll be a new challenge for them state auditor say the university of california campuses at berkeley los angeles and davis of failed to adequately address sexual misconduct complaints danielle carson reports auditors review two decades worth of cases more than one hundred they looked at how quickly you see officials resolved complaints and how well they communicated with those involved if disciplinary measures were taken the audit assessed if they were proportional to the offense a ucla official says the data auditors reviewed don't reflect the reforms implemented over the past few years including a quicker timeline to close cases charles krauthammer who revealed in early june that he had just weeks to live has died the prominent conservative writer and pundit had announced a year ago that he was being treated for cancer in his abdomen krauthammer was an influential voice among republicans this is npr this is morning edition on wnyc at six forty three good morning i'm kerry nolan attorneys representing the.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london president trump is pulling the us out of the iran nuclear deal valuing to reinstate what he calls the highest level of economic sanctions npr serra mccamman reports the president's announcement from the white house this afternoon raises questions about whether iran will continue to hold up its end of the agreement president trump has often criticized the twenty fifteen iran agreement negotiated by the obama administration and five other world powers with the goal of preventing iran from developing nuclear weapons trump has called it the worst deal ever and has been threatening to pull out of it for months he's now made that official it is clear to me that we cannot prevent an iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying at rotten structure of the current agreement the deal lifted economic sanctions on iran in exchange for limitations on its nuclear program iranian leaders have warned that it would be a historic mistake for the us to pull out of the deal but have not said specifically how they'll respond sarah mccamman npr news washington the pakistani parliament has passed a wide ranging bill that's meant to protect the rights of transgender people and equalized their status npr's dea hadeed reports from his lama bod the bill reflects how activists succeeded in building alliances with religious and secular pakistanis it's the latest and largest achievement of pakistan's transgender community among the bills details it criminalizes discrimination enshrines the right of transgender people to healthcare it calls for separate jail cells it doesn't allow for marriage but activists say it's a big step forward the president now must sign the bill into law that's expected in coming weeks that's dea hadeed reporting civil rights act advocates are suing the department of housing and urban development and hud secretary ben carson as npr's braxton booker reports the lawsuit was prompted by hunts plan to suspend a role that required communities to examine and address segregation in housing the suit brought by the national fair housing alliance in two texas based groups says that hut is feeling in its mission and study duty it says the agency unlawfully suspended an obama era fair housing provision and they want the court to compel hood to reinstate it the.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london president trump is expected to announce his decision today on whether the us stays in the multinational iran nuclear deal jake sagana row reports from paris the french defence minister says europe will maintain the agreement with or without the us the french minister of defence flaws parley told french radio rtl sit that we have to remember the agreement first and foremost the iranian nuclear weapons program she says it's an important factor peace and stability in a region ready to erupt said french president emmanuel macron agrees with trump that the deal has flaws but it should be improved not scrapped completely cynical me you called you it's not perfect partly says but it does have its virtues we must not stop pleading the case for improving agreement she says despite concern the agreement would be nullified without the us partly said france and the rest of europe are committed to the deal with or without the us for npr news i'm jake sagana row in paris the manhattan district attorney has opened an investigation of new york attorney general eric schneiderman who resigned last night from member station wnyc fred mogul reports the abrupt departure came after a magazine published details detailed allegations from several women accusing schneiderman physical violence the resignation of the state's top law enforcement official has set many things in motion governor andrew cuomo asked the district attorney's in relevant areas to investigate that includes manhattan da cyrus vance and possibly his counterpart in albany the state solicitor general becomes the acting ag and the legislature is expected to appoint someone who will serve on an interim basis until general elections in november schneiderman has denied the allegations saying he was involved in sexual roleplaying but the accusers named in the new yorker magazine expose say the physical violence was not consensual for npr news new york i'm fred mogul there are four states having primaries today the west virginia republican primary for us senate being closely watched a stave missed it of west virginia public broadcasting reports candidates there have tirelessly attempted to align themselves with president donald trump the president remains popular.
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"In washington i'm laurie london while in washington trying to convince the trump administration to stay in the iran nuclear deal british foreign secretary boris johnson also noting his country needs to make a clean break from the european union and pr stan yellow czeslaw reports boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep accustoms partnership with the eu crazy and claims it would create a whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a direct challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods that come in through british ports johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us ending weeks of political turmoil armenia's parliament has elected a prime minister in a repeat vote today npr's lucian kim reports the country's new leader says close ties to russia will remain one of his top priorities armenia's national assembly elected opposition leader nico passionate onto the post of prime minister after the ruling republican party lifted its opposition to his candidacy passion yan rose to prominence during street protests that forced longtime leader sarah sarkisian resign as prime minister last month but she neons had armenia will remain in russianled economic and defence organizations even as he seeks to deepen relations with the european union on wall street the dow is up forty four points this is npr news twenty minutes now past eight o'clock and joe mcconnell joins us with another look at your ride to work today hi joe.
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"There's a new novel about a young woman incarcerated for murder first news live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london in his continuing media blitz president trump's new attorney rudy giuliani is delivering messages that are at times contradicting his boss and bewildering staffers but as npr's domenico montanaro reports it doesn't seem to be upsetting the president president trump likes him still and he's been one of trump's fiercest advocates throughout the campaign and he's got a little bit of rope so far that trump is willing to give him he said that he would get his facts straight of from friday but then again he's going out on these shows and then makes a comment like that opening up the idea that there's the possibility of more women certainly not something that's sitting well at the white house giuliani has been on the defense as he tries to support his clients stance on legal challenges coming from the special counsels russia investigation and a one hundred and thirty thousand dollar hush money payment to an adult film star today is the last day of campaigning before voters go to the polls in four states tomorrow npr's windsor johnston reports the stakes are high for or particularly high for republicans in some of tuesday's primary elections voters will cast their ballots in west virginia indiana ohio and north carolina allstate's president trump one in the two thousand sixteen election the closely watched races will narrow the field ahead of november when democrats hoped to regain control of congress in north carolina several house seats are up for grabs including the ninth district in suburban charlotte one of the few that democrats think they have a shot at taking from republicans in ohio both parties are vying for the governor's seat vacated by john casick who's rumored to be considering a bid for the presidency in two thousand twenty and in west virginia three republicans are battling to take on democratic senator joe manchin windsor johnston npr news.
President Trump speaks at the swearing-in ceremony for the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo
"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london president trump is celebrating his new secretary of state mon mike pompeo as npr sarah mccamman reports pompeo's predecessor was known for his sometimes tense relationship with trump speaking during his first official visit to the state department trump praised what he described as the spirit in the room calling it a fantastic day the president promised the state department employees there that pompeo will provide strong leadership you'll be doing things at union even know about right now they're not even a dilemma in your eye but and we have a couple of going mike right now that a lot of people don't know about that are very very encouraging in contrast to former secretary of state rex tillerson pump heo is known for his close relationship with the president trump has nominated cia deputy director gina hassle to replace pompeii oh at the cia sarah mccamman npr news the whitehouse california's leading a coalition of states and suing the epa to stop it from rolling back fuel efficiency standards more on that from daniel carson more than a third of california's greenhouse gas emissions come from vehicles so a provision in the clean air act allows california to exceed vetere pollution standards governor jerry brown believes the us auto industry won't stay competitive if it doesn't embrace cleaner technology america will not have a major auto industry on the path trump and pruitt heavily down the combustion engine has to get more efficient if america can't do it china and other countries will but automakers claim developing technology to meet higher fuel efficiency and emission targets would cost billions and that would be passed along.
Trump floats DMZ as location for North Korea meeting?
"Support for planet money and the following message come from i shares because the best preparation for tomorrow is building for your future today i shares by black rock inspired to build live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london after tweeting this morning about ideas for where to hold a summit with north korea president trump says the border between north and south korea would be the perfect backdrop for his expected meeting with north korean leader kim jong un if talks go well there's something that i thought was intriguing i think that some people maybe don't like the look of that and some people like it very much i threw it out today as an idea i also told president moon and through president moon we connected with north korea there's something that i like about it because you're there you're actually there where if things work out his great celebration to be had on the site not in a third party country trump says he believes the summit will happen in the coming weeks and will be a success iranian state media report that the country's judiciary will ban the use of telegram a popular instant messaging app npr's peter kenyon says the judiciary is citing unspecified national security reasons early in state television and other media reported the ban citing judiciary official who is quoted as saying demands by iranian security organizations and complaints from and citizens led to the decision to block access to the messaging app used by tens of millions of iranians the band comes just days after government agencies were barred from using telegram the app is extremely popular among officials and ordinary run ins alike reports of the band did not stay why the app is considered a threat to iran's national security tehran already blocks access to many internet sites but iranians of grown adept at using vpn programs to get around the restrictions peter kenyon npr news stemple for the third time in four years sprint and t mobile or trying to merge as.
Trump Signs Spending Bill, Reversing Veto Threat and Avoiding Government Shutdown
"Resident reluctantly signed the one point three trillion dollar spending package there are a lot of things that i'm unhappy about in this bill a lot of things that we shouldn't have had in this bill complete coverage of the new spending bill is coming right up also we actually continues to the trump administration tariffs imposed on china a look ahead to the march for our lives and hr mcmaster is out john bolton ease in the latest white house shakeup and what it means for the rest of us after news headlines live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london president trump has signed a one point three trillion dollar spending measure averting a government shutdown just hours after saying he was considering a veto trump has been fuming because the package does not include protections for dreamer immigrants and doesn't provide enough money for his promised border wall by do want the hispanic community to know daca recipients to know that republicans are much more on your side then the democrats who are using you for their own purposes but trump is pointing to major increases in military spending included in the bill he says he signed it as a matter of national security the justice department has announced charges against nine iranians for alleged attacks npr's ryan lucas says the suspect stand q used of hacking universities companies and government agencies the us government says the nine arabians conducted a massive cyber campaign to break into computer systems and steal research proprietary data and intellectual property the defendants allegedly made off with more than thirty one terabytes of data from one hundred and forty four us universities one hundred and seventy six four in universities as well as us companies and government agencies the iranians face charges of computer fraud conspiracy and identity theft among others the indictment alleges the defendants worked for in iranian company that acted at the behest of iran's islamic revolutionary guard corps us officials say the dependence are believed to be in iran which means they are unlikely to face trial but officials argue that publicly identifying the alleged hackers serves as a deterrent to future cyberattacks ryan lucas npr news washington at least three people are dead in south western france following a series of attacks by alone gunman jake sagana row in.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london president trump has signed a one point three trillion dollar spending bill that will keep the government funded through the end of september but as npr's tamra keith reports trump created suspense about whether he would sign it the legislation passed with bipartisan support and white house aides said president trump would sign it but then he tweeted that he was considering a veto because it didn't deal with the deferred action for childhood arrivals program and didn't provide enough funding for the border wall four and a half hours later though trump ended the suspense therefore as a matter of national security i've signed this omnibus budget bill there are a lot of things that i'm unhappy about in this bill trump added that he would never sign a bill like this again then he proceeded to take through the parts of the legislation that he likes and thanked members of congress for all their hard work timur keith npr news late last night many countries including most of europe learned they would be temporarily exempted from new us tariffs on steel and aluminum but as cecil over guard reports the list does not include norway the proclamation released late last night named several individual countries including brazil and australia and the european union as a whole norway is a close ally of the eu but it's not officially a member state that means that at least until further notice norway is caught in the net norway doesn't actually export very much aluminum and steel to the us so economically this won't have a major impact still norway's foreign minister calls the situation serious and worrying the nordic foreign minister is called going on her american counterparts to remedy the situation isis is claiming responsibility for three separate attacks in south western france that have killed three people and injured sixteen others jake sagana row in paris tells us one of the heroes is now fighting for his life a lieutenant colonel from gendarme volunteered to take the place of a hostage when a gunman stormed a supermarket in the town of tread police rushed in and killed the assailant when they heard gunshots but their comrade was already critically injured president emmanuel macron saluted the officers courage on national tv and said he had saved lives and.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london search teams in santa barbara california are still trying to find victims from devastating months lives now attributed to the deaths of at least 20 people and several or snow missing lance or roscoe with member station kclu is in monto sea tone near highway one a one which has been closed since the storm triggered those catastrophes some of them nurturing are related to them multiple members one family that lost a father i two daughters have been confirmed dead a 3rd daughter is missing in the father in law is one of those who died as well so a lot of tragedy combinations like this storm since flash floods cascading sir mountain slopes burned bayer by a huge wildfire in december crews have made it a priority to clear out to bre basins and creek canals before another rain storm and potential new mudslides south africa has requested the us embassy in pretoria to explain the comments about african countries and haiti that have been attributed to president trump peter granite's reports from pretoria through department of international relations and cooperation some in the shade of fair from the embassy to explain with the south african government calls president trump's disturbing comments turco is the department is known issued a statement saying that the relationship between the two countries must be one of mutual respect in official at d'orco noted that south africa and the us cordial cooperative relationship the embassy has not had an ambassador in more than a year the previous ambassador who is a political appointee of president barack obama finished his term before president trump was sworn in president trump has yet to name an ambassador to south africa which is one of the united states is most the allies on the continent for npr news i'm peter grant it's in pretoria iran says it has released several hundred people who were arrested in the wave of anti government protests that began in.