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Reporting On Mass Shootings: A Familiar Heartbreaking Script
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from the UPS store, offering services from shredding to notarize ING to mail boxing, and instead of closing this holiday. The UPS store is doing another inking altogether. Opening the UPS store every Inc for small business. And of course, shipping in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday twelve people were killed in a western themed bar before the shooter is believed to have turned the gun on himself. It has become an all too common scene. According to gun violence archive an independent research group. There's been a mass shooting nearly every day for the last two weeks NPR's Leila Fadel tells us what it's like to cover them. It starts with a phone call usually in the middle of the night. And you know, you knew that someone somewhere has chosen to kill a lot of people. Now, your job is to go bear witness to try to tell the world Y speak to grieving families on the worst days of their lives that millions of people can mourn with them. And no. The beautiful details of what makes a person special and what families in loved ones remember about their relatives who were killed these days. It feels like if follows a familiar in heartbreaking script, I the press conference where law enforcement officers tell their community was happened and reassure residents like than Torah county. Sheriff Jeff dean did this week eleven twenty pm. Sinema one receive multiple halls shots being fired quarterlane bar and grill thousand family scrambling to find out if their loved ones lived or died like Margaret funnels Husan Telemakos a survivor of the Las Vegas. Mass shooting was at the bar. Police everywhere. And one of friends, I think he got out much ten hours later, they found out that this time he did not survive. Neither do Cody Kaufman. Jason Kaufman's twenty two year old son firstborn, son older. I know. Who? Then there are the vigils. Z? The community ninety and comforting each other around a tragedy. And then it feels like it's inevitable that there will be the next mass shooting since returning to the United States from foreign assignment, I've covered three mass shootings in just over a year. My colleagues, and I share the responsibilities of documenting these horrific incidents like NPR's neat. Rod who's covered eight mass shootings for NPR the best would I can think to describe how I feel when I have to go cover one of these things is just deflated. I think the hardest thing recently has been this sense of inevitability that you hear from people when you're covering one of these is this feeling now he says that it's only a matter of time before it happens in your own community. It makes me think of working in Iraq. There were years where bombings were so common that we stopped reporting on incidents that took less than ten lives. They weren't shocking anymore. They were a steady part of life. And sometimes that's how it feels. These shootings, and is journalists we always think about what information is important to tell the public. I know is a human. I always want to know why someone does something like this. The why usually falls to NPR's Martin Kosti to look into he covers law enforcement. And typically is the reporter looking for all the information we can find about the shooter of getting really worried about that. There's research showing that talking too much about the shooter talking about his motives can inspire other shooters. So as reporters we've started limiting the number of times, we say the shooter's name focusing on families on victims on policy debates. Of course, there is journalistic value to look at motive a person might be driven by some ideology racism hatred of a specific group of people because he says often there is no why a lot of times these are empty gestures of violence that we should not dignify with the assumption that there is a reason behind it that needs to be discussed and shared with millions of people. There's also a helplessness to this. Work says NPR's Hans lo-long has reporter I wonder does bearing witness and telling people around the country, the hurt the death the destruction that people are feeling is that enough. We all ask ourselves is this our new normal this inexcusable business of carnage. And will we be or are we already numb to it? Lay? Lafontant NPR news support for NPR and the following message. Come from Cirque du Soleil, crystal a frozen playground of world-class, ice skating and stunning acrobatics. See it live at Capital One arena from December fifth and ninth. Tickets available now at Cirque du so lay dot com.
NPR News: 05-29-2020 11PM ET
"Live from NPR news under a Rom. The officer who pin George Floyd to the ground as he pleaded for breath has been arrested and charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Npr's Leila Fadel reports Hennepin county attorney. Mike Freeman says the other three ex officers involved may also be charged. George Floyd's family quality. Welcome and overdue step on the road to justice but they want more and are demanding a revised first degree murder charge and to see the other now. Fired officers arrested those who stood by. And let it happen. Meanwhile community leaders bristled officials focusing on looting rather than the cause rage keep murdering black people. The city will leslie. Redmond is the head of the NWC P. MINNEAPOLIS. Chapter parody in oppression is holding up progress. This is massively looting. This is an uprising of the oppressed. People she also called for the arrest and eventual conviction of all four of the former officers. Involved Leyla Fasel. Npr News Minneapolis in a meeting with business executives at the White House today President Trump called. Floyd's death a horrible thing to watch a terrible thing. We all saw what we saw. And it's very hard to even conceive of anything other than what we did see should never happen. Should never be allowed to happen thing like that. But we're determined that justice be served. He said he had spoken to Floyd's family to express his sorrow. The president appears to be walking back a twitter comment that looting leads to shooting trump. Said he wasn't aware of the history of the phrase used during police crackdowns against civil rights activists in the sixties. The killing of George Floyd as well as the killings of other African Americans has prompted demonstrations across the country in downtown Atlanta. Today protesters torched police squad cars and set one on fire started as a solemn March to the Georgia state capitol but when demonstrators returned to the area around. Cnn's Atlanta headquarters. A standoff ensued for an hour with police in riot gear backed by armored vehicles. Atlanta'S POLICE CHIEF ERICA. Shields Quilt tensions briefly as. She walked into the crowd of protesters flanked by four officers but while she was talking to reporters a skirmish started in. The chief was hustled away to safety demonstrators then spray painted graffiti and threw bottles at. Cnn's headquarters before jumping on top of squad. Cars LIGHTING ONE ON FIRE. No word on arrests or the extent of the damage for NPR news. I'M IN THE OIL MOFFITT IN ATLANTA. Stocks closed mixed today. The Dow Jones industrial average lost seventeen points while the S&P five hundred gained fourteen and the Nasdaq rose by one. Hundred Twenty points. All three indexes were up for the week and registered a second straight month of gains. You're listening to NPR. News protests around the country surrounding the death of George. Lloyd are bringing out large groups of demonstrators as well as law enforcement officers public health experts. Say on top of the usual dangers posed. By these situations. Both sides should not forget about cove nineteen for member station. Wnyc Fred Mogul. Reports protests involve large groups in lots of shouting and that makes some public health experts nervous Columbia University epidemiologist. Stephen Morris says assembly and free expression are important but caution is necessary because being outside is only so helpful when people are gathered closely. It's really just a crucible for spreading the infection if anyone in the group is in fact more says protesters and the police around them surely have a lot on their mind but one of the things should be covid nineteen and he says they should all wear masks and stay as far apart as possible for. Npr News is Fred Mogul the only abortion clinic and Missouri will be allowed to stay in business. The state health department had refused to renew the license of the Plan Parent Facility in Saint Louis citing four cases what it called failed abortions a hearing commissioner. Those cases were atypical that Planned Parenthood had substantially complied with the law and renewed its license for another year. The Commerce Department reported today that consumers spending plunged six thirteen point six percent last month. The biggest drop since the government started keeping track of that number in nineteen thousand nine nine. I'm Nora Raum NPR news.
NPR News: 03-25-2020 11AM ET
"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman the White House and the Senate have agreed to a two trillion dollar rescue package intended to help the nation deal with the corona virus. Senate leaders struck the deal with the White House just after midnight Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says. It's like a Marshall Plan for hospitals to all Americans I say help is on the way big help and quick help. The legislation includes direct payments to Americans expanded unemployment benefits and hundreds of billions of dollars in guaranteed loans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell says this is unprecedented this is a wartime level of investment into our notion the Senate reconvenes today and may start to act on the stimulus package this afternoon in. California hospitals are preparing for a surge of cove in nineteen patients. Npr's Leila Fadel reports. There have been more than twenty six hundred corona virus cases in California and more than fifty people. There have died WAAS Angeles Mayor Eric. Garcetti said Tuesday that the peak isn't yet in his city but he warned it's coming predicting that the city in six to twelve days we'll see a spike like New York has hospitals are rationing protective gear stockpiling more increasing bed capacity and hoping time is on their side. This doctors say they're starting to see more and more critical patients at the Er Halla. Summary is in emergency medicine doctor in southern California. But it's the calm before the storm and it's making everybody a little bit anxious but the truth of it is. This is what I signed up to do. Several says. She's been calling colleagues in New York to learn how they're handling the growing number of patients and learning from tips shared by doctors in Italy and China Bailiff Alden. Npr News Los Angeles. Healthcare workers across the country continue to report shortages of personal protective gear. That includes gloves. Gowns FACE. Shields and especially facemasks. Npr's Eric Westervelt reports improvised donation. Networks have sprung up across the nation to fill the gaps. President trump says more personal protective gear were. Ppa is on its way from FEMA and private industry. But it's not clear just when new gear will arrive for frontline. Health workers scores of citizen led. Volunteer groups are working to collect donated supplies for hospitals including donate p. p. e. mask match get us. Pp and a group called Mask Crusaders. They're asking everyone who can to contribute end ninety-five masks and gloves. Chabad Simon Alexander with mask. Crusaders says while she's heartened by the response. It's not a viable long term solution. We can't mutual aid our way out of systemic failure. And it's not sustainable. It's just a stopgap. Eric Westervelt. Npr News on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more than two percent. Four hundred twenty one points at twenty one thousand one hundred twenty six. The Nasdaq however is down. Twenty five points at seventy three hundred ninety two. You're listening to. Npr news from Washington every year. The Library of Congress announces a list of sound recordings it plans to preserved for posterity as NPR's Neda ulaby reports. The National Recording Registry is intended to showcase the breadth and depth of American sound this year the list ranges from a disco classic. Nineteen fifty one broadcast of a baseball game between the Brooklyn dodgers in the New York. Giants Jackie Robinson Omar. The new recordings also include the original cast recording of the musical fiddler on the roof. Dr Dre smash hit the chronic and the theme for a beloved children's television show. It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood. A Beautiful Day for a neighbor would you be ulaby? Npr News Russian President Vladimir Putin has delayed a national vote on a package of constitutional amendments. One of the measures would allow him to stay in office for years boot. Inside the corona virus and said the April Twenty. Second vote would be rescheduled but he did not set a date. Russia is reporting relatively low numbers of corona virus infections. It's not clear if updated numbers are being released or if Russia is not testing many people for infection officials in Great Britain say Prince Charles has tested positive for the corona virus. They say the heir to the British throne is displaying mild symptoms but remains in good health. Prince Charles is currently isolating in Scotland. I'm Korva Coleman. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 03-14-2020 11PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. White House officials say president trump has tested negative for the corona virus. The president had come in contact in recent days with people known to have the virus but he has no symptoms. Doctors say generally precautions should still be taken if someone has a negative result and that a positive result of the later time is still possible. President trump says he's considering domestic travel restrictions amid the growing corona virus outbreak and is NPR's Frank O. R. Donas reports new international travel restrictions for those flying to the Yes from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Go into effect on Monday at midnight. President trump gave us a prize news conference Saturday in the White House. Briefing Room where he discussed the latest restrictions including Pentagon orders barring service members and their families from domestic travel. He was asked whether non military families should follow that advice. Well if you don't have to travel I would if you don't have to. We want this thing to end. We don't want a lot of people getting infected. We wanted to end an indus quickly as possible. President trump also said that the administration was discussing potential domestic travel restrictions with state leaders in hard. Hit Areas Franko Ordonio says NPR news. The Whitehouse I Italy now. Spain is going on lockdown as the epicenter of the shifts to Europe. Lucy had been Evita's reports cases in Spain. Grew by fifteen hundred overnight and are now nearing six thousand around half of the cases in the capital of Madrid where restaurants shops museums and libraries have already closed grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open now with the lockdown. Other cities are likely to follow suit. Various cities including Seville in southern Spain have also announced the cancellation of Holy Week. Processions in early April one of the biggest celebrations of the year which brings in hundreds of millions of dollars. Lucy Bennetta's reporting the G. Seven will meet Monday by video conference for the first time. Derek shows reports the virtual gathering of the US Britain Canada France Germany. Italy and Japan will try to forge a common approach to dealing with the outbreak. The emergency virtual summit came at the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron who proposed it to president trump the US holds the rotating presidency of the group of the world's wealthiest nations. The French government says it hopes the group will harmonize international action against the virus in the spheres of health economy finance and research including efforts to find a vaccine G. Seven finance ministers and central bankers held a teleconference Thursday in which they pledged to use all appropriate policy tools to respond to the economic and health crisis and to support economic growth. A meeting of g seven foreign ministers that was due to be held later. This month in Pittsburgh has already been switched to a video conference for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels this is NPR news from Washington Tech. Giant apple is closing all of its stores outside of China for two weeks. Npr's Leila Fadel reports apple's CEO. Taunt Tim Cook says the move is part of the effort to battle. The pandemic Cook said in our workplace and communities. We must do all we can to prevent the spread of cove in nineteen. He also said in his statement all stores in Greater China have reopened as infection rates. Dropped but what? Apple learned from China's experience is that the most effective way to minimize risk of the virus. Transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance the company's committing fifteen million dollars to worldwide recovery. Apple's online stores will stay open. It's hourly workers will continue to be paid while office. Staff will work remotely if possible. Apples also expanding leave policies to accommodate people dealing with cove in nineteen challenges whether that's recovering from the illness. Caring for a loved one or watching kids because schools are closed Leila Fadel NPR news. The Afghan government is delaying the release of some fifteen hundred Taliban prisoners delay. The could undermine the peace agreement signed last month by the Taliban and the US a spokesman for the Afghan government says officials need more time to review the list of prisoners and some guarantee the prisoners won't return to finding Talebi leaders. Say They won't accept any conditions placed on the release. The release was seen as a step towards getting peace talks going against Ma- again various Afghan factions. Meanwhile politically uncertainty continues. Both President Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival. Abdul Dula are claiming to be the rightful leader of Afghanistan. I'm Nora Raum. Npr News in Washington.
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
"Hey before we get started today we wanna say thank you. Thank you for listening at this time. When there's so much uncertainty we it up. I are doing everything we can to get you the news that you need reliably and consistently we know information is just crucial to keeping you and your loved. Ones safe and healthy wouldn't be able to do that without your support. The money you give to your local. Npr STATION FUNDS NPR news. Including the reporting. You hear here so if you can head over to donate that. Npr DOT org slash up first and donate whatever you can because every dollar counts. Were so grateful for whatever you can do thanks What will it take for the US to catch testing? The president's has one million corona virus tasks are on the books and new type of test is on the way we check that against the nationwide demand for information. I'm Rachel Martin. Along with Steve Inskeep and this is up I from NPR news. Why was a hospital worker? Taken off the job for wearing a face mask when I reflect the curves in your hospital systems keep acting this way hospitals and their staffs struggle with how to protect themselves and their patients and in Gaza. An outbreak threatens the collapse of the healthcare system and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in quarantine but as a chance to form a unity government. Stay with us. We'll guide you through this day's news support for. Npr comes from Trello part of the Atlassian collaboration suite. During these uncertain times trello is here to help. Teams work together to solve big challenges. Trello helps teams communicate focus and connect try Trello for free and learn more at Trello DOT com this message comments from NPR sponsored show. Bonnie Haute made to taste just like milk. It's creamy frothy and great with coffee and cookies. But without the dairy because it's not milk it's almost milk new Shabani Haute how many Americans are infected with the corona virus? It is the most basic question and yet it's really the hardest to understand answer to from the early days of the outbreak shortage of tests has made the illness hard to track. The president now says a million people have been tested and that more tests are on the way. Let's check those statements against the demand for tests across this country. Npr health correspondent. Rob Stein is on the line. Rob Good Morning. Good Morning Steve. One million is a lot of tests but is it enough tests officials. Also say they're now about one hundred thousand test being done each day but it's still probably not enough even though those numbers do reflect the fact that after this botched rollout of testing that left the US scrambling to play catch up. Coronavirus testing has finally started to increase big time but some experts say a country as big as the US needs to be doing a hundreds of thousands of test to date to really have a chance to beat back the virus. And we're certainly still hearing lots of complaints for doctors and patients around the country or course still really desperate for tests will attest that the president showed off yesterday. Help at all you know. A lot of people are calling this new fast tests. Five minutes tests. That game changer. Here's FDA Commissioner Steven Hahn who was at the White House Task Force briefing yesterday. The test that gives you a result where you're getting care this is truly a patient centered approach whether it's the doctor's office a Hospital Emergency Room Urgent Care Center where drive-by testing site just like tests for flu or strap we go to the doctors. You can get the test done. You can get an answer within minutes of having this test done. In addition to being quick and easy the test comes with everything. That's needed to do it. The swabs chemicals the stuff. That's been starting to run short around the country. The company that makes it is promising to deliver fifty thousand of these tested day starting tomorrow so that really happens. It certainly would be a big boost but still you know alone is probably not going to get the US where aids to be right away and you know as we keep saying. Testing is really key to winning this battle if we can't test enough we don't know where the virus is hiding in spreading and can't begin to be back well. Let's remember in the absence of widespread. Enough testing people are being told to stay home by the millions sheltering in place if that's the appropriate term. Is there evidence that all of that effort is paying off? You know? We have started to see some clues that these tough strategies may be starting to pay off the first hints of what could be a slowdown in Seattle. But New York is still under siege in cases arising fast cities from coast to coast places like Boston Philadelphia. Miami DETROIT NORRLAND's La so we're probably going to have to live with these shutdowns for quite some time to keep trying to slow the virus down to give hospitals as much time as possible to save as many sick people as possible and maybe come up with some kind of phased strategy for eventually reopening the country. That would need enough testing combined with intense efforts to keep the virus from exploding other places or erupting again will rethought. We had it under control. So you know the other thing to remember is this might just be the first wave of the virus so the hope said scientists can find effective drugs and vaccine to protect people who haven't gotten infected. Raba as you know very well. The president has already made it clear that he is going to allow social distancing guidelines national guidelines to extend beyond the original fifteen days at least going through April thirtieth if not longer but will the guidelines change as the details. Come out today. You know that interesting to see if the White House lays out some kind of coherent long-term strategy for accomplishing all that so the country really can't start to eventually safely return to some normalcy. Rob Thanks for the update. You Bet Steve. That's NPR. Health correspondent. Rob Stein mayors and governors across this country. Say they need more more bedspace? More protective gear for medical workers more ventilators more tests states are working to ramp up capacity at their hospitals. More cities see their Cova nineteen cases just multiplying so are hospitals ready for the peak in cases that is coming. Npr's Leila Fadel joins us now from California either Leila Hi our hospitals working to increase their capacity so governors and other local officials are asking for federal help. Some of which has arrived or is arriving in hot spots. The epicenter being New York but also places like Louisiana California Michigan Washington State. They're purchasing gloves masks. Face shields tests and of course are scrounging for as many ventilators as they can find the California governor yesterday even asking people to donate broken ventilators so manufacturers nurse can fix them and hospitals can use them in places like Michigan. Governor has said some hospitals could be in dire straits by the end of the week. Even with the some hundred and twelve thousand masks. The state has gotten from the national stockpile and I should note that in states like California. There's hope that early stay at home. Orders may mitigates the same level of surge. We're seeing in New York. Meanwhile the are working to boost bed capacity at existing hospitals building field hospitals with federal help converting places like convention centers. Even dorm rooms to medical facilities. Yesterday the White House said it was further easing restrictions on where health care can be provided during this crisis. Places like those dorm rooms you know as they ramp up. Though I'm thinking about people you can throw up a field hospital in days. I suppose but you can't create a doctor days exactly and a lot of medical workers don't feel they have the proper gear to protect themselves from the disease and so if they get infected then who battles the virus and in some cases when they speak publicly or bring their own gear. They say they're getting in trouble. Getting in trouble for bringing their own gear will bring their own gear or wearing hospital ish years. So Take Henry Nicotine in El Paso Texas. He's an anesthesiologist. So he does a lot of innovations he's sixty has asthma is prone to upper respiratory infections. And so he was wearing his hospital issue and ninety five mask all day in hospital including in the hallways and he says the hospital told him to take off his mask because he was scaring patients and when he didn't he says he was taken off the rotation schedule worrying. Kamaz is one of the basic ways of stopping the spread of the virus. And the right thing to do is to wear masks. Punish me for wearing. The mask is something that I really feel as well. So and I asked the University Medical Center of El Paso why he was taken off rotation a spokesman said insubordination from the company. He contracts with he was told not to wear N. Ninety five mask when he wasn't in the operating room or treating patients and a few hours after I called the hospital for comment niche was back on the schedule and his contracting company. Said he's a good doctor. He was taken off the schedule. Because elective surgeries were cancelled. And there's been less demand for contractor. Okay are there other hospital workers who say they've been punished for being in effect too careful right? I heard a similar story from Dr. Neely buckling in Boise Idaho. She brought her own fid and ninety five mask. She was asked to remove it and when she didn't per assignment at the hospital she says was terminated. There's lots of reasons. I'm raising a huge big thing because it's wrong. It's unsafe will never stop. We'll never flat in the curve. Hospital systems keep acting this way in. I'm doing this. Because it's for the benefit of our country and our healthcare workers. The American Academy of Emergency Medicine says it's also gotten a couple of dozen similar formal complaints and hundreds of informal calls Lila. Thanks for the reporting really appreciate it thank you. That's NPR's Leila Fadel massive walls and guard towers separate Palestinians in Gaza from their Isreaeli neighbors. But they have at least one thing in common. The Corona virus is on both sides of those barriers in Gaza. The population is trying to contain. The pandemic Israelis are being told to stay home that the political situation there is very much in motion. Npr's Daniel Estrin as an update now from Jerusalem where he is on lockdown in his apartment. Either Daniel Hey Steve Let's start with Gaza which has only about ten confirmed cases. Which sounds good. Is it though? Well it's worrying because Gaza a unique case. I mean we're talking about two million people living in a small seaside territory. We're talking about crowded conditions Gaza's blockaded by their neighbors it's has suffered war after war after war with Israel and its health system is is hard hit so at the moment. Any Palestinian who crosses into Gaza is quarantined. Is it a hundred percent Corentin? Well there have been reports of families visiting their relatives in quarantine centres and there isn't a full lockdown in Gaza so and also very few people who have been tested for the virus so we don't know if it's already spread and if it has or if it does the UN is worried. The healthcare system could just collapse. There are forty percents of essential medicines. Have run out there. There are only about eighty seven ventilators in Gaza. Total for two million people. Most of those ventilators are already in use. Is the West Bank any better well? There are far more cases in the West Bank. Over one hundred cases but Palestinian authorities have imposed lockdowns there even earlier than Israel did much stricter lockdowns. It's very difficult to move and got in the West Bank. Palestinians can't drive between cities and suddenly the very unpopular Palestinian leadership has gotten a popular. Palestinians are rallying around their leadership for their strict measures. Well now let's talk about Israel. Where Prime Minister? Benjamin Netanyahu is said to be in quarantine. I is he okay and second. What is he doing while there? He is okay. He has not tested positive for the virus but one of his advisors did so. He's quarantined he announced from his quarantine last night on. Tv that he's imposing even stricter lockdowns than A. What is here now? I mean as of now. There's no more public prayer gatherings allowed. No MORE WEDDINGS. Israelis are now being told to hold their traditional Passover meal alone at home next week. And you can't leave Your House. A few hundred meters away from your house. In most cases the Tahoe though has you could say benefited from the virus. His corruption trial was delayed. And it looks like he'll actually continued to lead the country. His main political rival is basically a folded. Meaning that they have agreed are getting close to agree on a unity government that Netanyahu would still be part of. That's the idea that Antonio would lead. Okay Daniel thanks so much you're welcome. Npr's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem And that is up. I for this Tuesday March thirty first. I'm Steve INSKEEP and I'm Rachel Martin. Come back tomorrow. We will be right here and because the news doesn't stop with the podcast ends go to twitter. Follow us out there. You'll find daily roundup of the most important stories of the day. There's a simple way to explore the vast world of public radio programs and PODCASTS. 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U.S. Hate Groups Rose 30 Percent In Recent Years, Watchdog Group Reports
"This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast. The civil rights watchdog group, the southern poverty Law Center and says the number of hate groups in the US is growing the center attributes the rise to what it calls hysteria around the changing demographics of the country and peers Leila Fadel reports the annual year in hate and extremism report from the southern poverty Law Center says last year, the number of hate groups rose by seven percent. It's part of a four year trend that has seen a thirty percent increase. Heidi by Rick who heads the group's intelligence project says the majority of these groups are driven by white supremacist ideology. The other thing that we have seen in recent years is a wave of racist anti semitic violence, break out across the country at levels that we hadn't seen prior. She points to the Pittsburgh synagogue shoe. Eating among others. The report states that this rise of hate groups is being driven by the president's rhetoric and right wing media that plays on fears of a less white country warns an imagery coming out of the Trump administration from Trump himself or heightening these fears these images of foreign scary invaders. This is fearmongering, and it's making people feel like this country is changing dangerous direction. The report points out. There is a reaction happening the growth in black nationalist movements with extremist views. The key difference though. The report says is they have little support or political sway. The southern poverty Law Center has been a stalwart of civil rights work. For decades relates been the subject of controversy. Critics question whether it's blurring the lines between its role as a watchdog and political activism in two thousand eighteen centers. President Richard Cohen apologize to British activists measured. No ause of the Quilliam foundation for including him on a list of anti Muslim extremists. Although we may have our differences. With some of the positions that Mr Watson, Quilliam Dakin. They are most certainly not anti Muslim extremists. We'd like to extend our sincerest apologies to a paid. A settlement of three point four million dollars. The southern poverty Law Center is also being sued by three organizations on the hate group list, including the center for immigration studies. A conservative think tank that advocates for restrictive immigration policies by Rick says, she stands by the decision to include groups that she says disseminate hate speech, one of their new reports key findings is that some of the fringe groups that felt emboldened by the rise of President Trump are starting to lose faith in him. She warns that if these groups don't feel there is a political path more people could turn to violence Leyla. Folded NPR news.
NPR News: 03-15-2020 12PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. There's been chaos this weekend at some of the nation's major airports as Americans returned from Europe ahead of new restrictions on travel from Europe photos from inside Chicago's O'hare International Airport. Show long lines of people packed into tight spaces waiting for hours to be screened for Corona virus. Npr's Leila Fadel reports on the situation O'hare International. Airport is one of thirteen airports accepting people returning from Europe and implementing enhanced screening. But now many question whether the bottlenecks the screenings creating will end up infecting more people than it's protecting similar pictures and videos were shared from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport the governor of Illinois Jay pritzker seeds in a tweet at president trump and vice president Mike pence saying the crowds and lines are unacceptable. And that the president needs to address it immediately. Meanwhile the O'hare International Airport's twitter account says it has quote strongly encouraged their federal partners to increase staffing to meet demand. Leyla Alden NPR news. The Vatican Says Holy Week and Easter services will be held without the presence of the public and Para Sylvia Poggioli reports. Easter is the most important day of the Roman Catholic calendar and usually attracts tens of thousands of people to Rome. Corona virus is forcing Pope Francis and the Vatican to modify centuries of tradition. The announcement was made in a note on the website of the Vatican office that organizes papal events. It's not clear how the ceremonies will take place. Perhaps inside Saint Peter's basilica and with only small groups of officials attending the note also said that through Easter Sunday on April twelve pope's general audiences and Sunday blessings will continue to be streamed on the Internet and broadcast live on TV with no public present. It's not clear how and whether other Easter Week events will take place such as the pope's washing of the feet and the Good Friday way of the cross around the Coliseum Superbowl Jolie. Npr News Rome governments in central. America are working to stave off the global spread of Corona virus. Maria Martin reports starting Monday. Guatemala is adding US and Canadian citizens to the list of those banned from entry. The first case of Corona virus in Central America was reported in Costa Rica on March six. Just a week later. Cases have been reported in almost all the countries in the region. Now what amount of President Asif Monday? No Americans nor Canadians will be allowed. Entry joining citizens of China South Korea Japan Italy France and Spain of the no entry list. That's Maria Martin. Reporting European countries or continuing to take dramatic steps to slowly or slow the rapidly spreading virus. Spain and France are imposing lockdowns. This is NPR. France has closed all restaurants cafes and non essential businesses for the foreseeable future still. Npr's Eleanor Beardsley. Reports municipal elections are going ahead today. Despite fears of the Corona virus officials have insisted that voting will take place under the tightest sanitary conditions despite warnings. Polling stations are ideal germs spreading venues. Voters are to keep a three foot distance while waiting in line and we'll bring their own pens they'll be handle inside voting booths which will be regularly disinfected. The elections for French mayors and city councils are seen as critical referendum on President. Emmanuel macron's reformist government. Paris is the main battleground. Where the beleaguered macaroni would like his party to unseat the Socialist mayor and take over leadership of France's most important city macro says scientists assured him. There is nothing to prevent the French. Even the most vulnerable from going to the ballot box provided everyone observes basic infection prevention rules. Eleanor Beardsley NPR. News Paris the Disney is releasing the hit animated film frozen to on its streaming platforms today three months early the sequel was available in the US on Disney plus the decision in response to the corona virus break. The company says it's releasing frozen too early in order to surprise homebound families with some fun and joy during this challenging period. I'm Laurie London. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 06-07-2020 3AM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Nora Raum protesters J. M. streets of cities and towns across the US yesterday, demanding an end to racism and police brutality Washington DC so one of the largest gatherings since the demonstrations began nearly two weeks ago. NPR's Laura Sullivan reports that protests well thirty, five thousand into the evening in the city, as protesters took over the Capitol streets, the gathering peaceful with drum circles, free barbecue people sporting hand sanitizer for passersby. The Mayor Mariel houser painted Sixteenth Street with yellow letter, saying black lives matter standing here on the letter M. on the newly renamed black lives matter. Matter Plaza people are sprawled out on the street. Painting signed listening to music dancing. There are police, but they are far off to the side. There has been no violence and no arrests Laura Sullivan NPR news Washington. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd. Memorial Day while in police custody. In Minneapolis a rally was held there yesterday NPR's Leila Fadel has more and watching a defend police rally in Minneapolis. Walk through the streets right now. They say they're closer than they've ever been. Watching elected officials finally heed their calls, too many people here who've been asking this for. Years, and now they feel that they're close congresswoman Ilhan. Omar spoke earlier calling for the Minneapolis Police Department to be funded. NPR'S LEYLA BOTTLE REPORTING CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS PLAN TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION. Tomorrow to put limits on police actions, the bill would ban choke holds deny the use of no knock search warrants in drug cases and create a new national registry to keep track of complaints against police. The proposal would also play stricter limits on law. Is that make it harder for people to sue the police when their constitutional rights are violated? Former vice president Joe Biden, addressed State Democratic convention yesterday in a prerecorded video message from Dallas. Brett Jaspers from member station. K. E. R. A. Reports. The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate reached out to Latino voters. Joe Biden brought up president trump's ending of the DACA program, which allows relief from deportation to some young immigrants brought to the US as children. The Supreme Court is set to rule on trump's decision any day now. As President I will protect dreamers families on day one. I wanted to do `immigration reform. Protect obamacare rebuild our economy. and ways to bring everybody. Latinos make up about forty percent of the Texas Population Biden said. He believes he can win. Texas and it's thirty eight electoral votes. A recent Quinnipiac poll showed Biden trailing president trump by one point in the state I'm Brett Jaspers in Dallas. This is NPR news. Many thousands took to the streets of London Manchester and Belfast protest. Racism NPR's Frank Langfitt reports. The London protests grew violent and resulted in four arrests. Demonstration in the British capital began peacefully. People chanted outside the American Embassy. Silence is violence and color is not a crime, but a few protestors spray painted the pedestal of the statue of Winston Churchill across from parliament, and wrote the names of black people who have been killed by American police on the pedestal of the Statue of Abraham, Lincoln as mounted police here tried to scatter protesters an. An officer was knocked from her horse. After hitting a traffic light, demonstrators responded by throwing water bottles and a rental bike beneath one of the horses London mayor. Sadique Khan said he stood with peaceful protesters. Adding that quote, the tiny minority who were violent letdown 'cause Frank Langfitt NPR news thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv yesterday, objecting to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex Jewish settlements and other lands in the occupied West. Bank US President, trump supports the measure. Other countries oppose unilaterally annexing land the Palestinians. Want for an independent state. OPEC and its allies agreed yesterday to extend production cuts through the end of July, they're reducing production by nearly ten million barrels a day. A cut in excess production is designed to stabilize the oil markets hit hard by decreased demand. Global Aviation remains largely grounded due to the corona virus pandemic. I'm Nora ROMM NPR news.
NPR News: 04-23-2020 4PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi sang after weeks of intense negotiations between the White House and Congressional lawmakers the House of Representatives is due to vote soon on close to half trillion dollars in additional emergency relief and peers Windsor Johnson reports. The latest package will deliver another infusion of funds to help more employers. Stay afloat and to relieve some of the pressure on hospitals. Where many frontline. Medical workers are using every tool. They've got to handle an influx of people sick with Cova Nineteen. The majority of the federal aid will replenish key loan program for small businesses which ran out of money last week. The measure would also provide emergency funding for hospitals and help expand testing for the crow virus. This package is the fourth in a series of relief bills that Congress has passed during the pandemic president. Trump who has voiced support for the bill is expected to sign it once. The House passes it. Npr's Windsor Johnston the number of people to file for unemployment since the US economy was largely shutdown over a month ago has reached a record. Twenty six and a half million with that in mind. Georgia's allowing some businesses like hair salons and bowling alleys to reopen. Tomorrow other states are looking to do the same by the end of the month. Some public health experts warn. It's too soon. New testing results suggests that close to three million people in the state of New York have been infected with corona virus. Npr's Hansie long reports the estimates come from preliminary results from the first round of New York's antibody tests early results from testing of adults at grocery stores and other locations suggests the Karuna virus has infected close to fourteen percent of New York. State residents near Goodridge. Cuomo says more testing is needed if people could have the flu or could have cove it in the fall and they don't know which it is they could get nervous and start going into the healthcare system. New York State is also investigating whether nursing homes are following orders inform families about covert nineteen test results and deaths. If they're not being followed they can be subject to a fine or they can lose their license. it's that simple more than half of the states reported cove in nineteen deaths in nursing. Homes Are New York City on dealers. If you'RE A news New York. Many of the world's one point six billion. Muslims are preparing for Ramadan in ways. Like never before. The next month consists of fasting from sunup to send down but under the public gathering restrictions imposed to prevent people from getting infected. Many mosques will be closed. Big communal meals off the table. Here's NPR's Leila Fadel. Things are just going online. They can't do congregational prayers. They'll pray individually at home. Religious GATHERINGS WILL BE VIRTUAL. Some people are doing virtual meals to break the fast with family and friends. Mosques are having drive-thru meals for people who depend on them for food that month and in one. Minneapolis neighborhood. The mayor allowed a noise permit so local mosque in broadcast the call to prayer and people feel less alone. That's NPR's Leila Fadel reporting this is NPR news. The State Department says it's opening a consulate in Greenland and giving twelve and a half million dollars in aid. Npr's Michelle Kellerman reports. The renewed attention from Washington is reviving suspicions that president trump still interested in buying greenland the greenland affairs officer at the. Us Embassy in Denmark will be moving to nuke as soon as next month and will oversee a small local staff housed temporarily at the Danish Arctic. Command the trump administration wants a permanent presence in part as a counterweight to Russia and China as they build up their influence in the Arctic. Us has also offering aid to Greenland for tourism and mining saying the goal is to be quote partner of choice than officials says. No one should presume that this aid is designed to pave the way to purchase greenland though president. Trump has made no secret of his desire to do that. Michelle Kellerman NPR news Washington in the US latest nations report card gives unsatisfactory marks. To The nation's eighth graders the Department of Education confirmed scores in US. History and geography have declined since two thousand fourteen and civic scores on assessments given in two thousand eighteen were unchanged from four years earlier for the first time more than forty thousand eighth grade public and private school students took their assessments on digital tablets rather than on paper. The Corona virus further complicates matters with schools closed in classes moving online. The Dow has closed up thirty nine points to end the day at twenty three thousand five hundred fifteen this is NPR news.
NPR News: 04-22-2020 12PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi saying Congress is racing to approve another major infusion of corona relief nearly half a trillion dollars to the nation's small businesses hospitals and testing programs the. Us House is asking its lawmakers to return in time to vote tomorrow. The Senate has already approved emergency. Funding President Trump says. He is ready to sign. The bill. Communities across the country are anxiously awaiting a new wave of resources. Promise under the latest relief package. That's fast tracking through Congress. Npr's Leila Fadel reports Los Angeles one of the largest cities in the United States is in the process of furloughing thousands of city workers in his evening briefing. Garcetti welcomed the four hundred eighty. Four billion dollar relief. Package passed by the Senate to replenish the loan program for struggling small businesses as well as for hospitals and testing he says California received the fewest loans per one thousand businesses. And while he's happy about the bill which is expected to pass in the house later this week he said now. It's time for fiscal help to cities and states. Investing in our cities is investing in America. I don't have to tell you if we cut services cut hours and cut people what a destructive effect that would have on our local and national economy said he said a tweet from the president gave him hope that said the next discussions on fiscal relief would be about state and local governments. Leyla. Npr News Los Angeles International Observances of the fiftieth anniversary of earth. Day or moving online to keep the physical distancing going during the pandemic global leaders are also working to shine a light on green recovery during a period of significantly dial down human activity at the Vatican. Pope Francis is marking Earth. Day. With an urgent call to world leaders to learn from the carnage of the outbreak that has infected millions of people around the world and claim more than one hundred seventy nine thousand lives in just a matter of months. Npr Sylvia Jolie has more in his weekly general audience. The pope said the pandemic has taught that we can overcome global challenges only by showing solidarity with one another and embracing the most vulnerable in our midst in one of his key documents on the environment. The pope had denounced how structurally perverse economic system allowed the rich to exploit the poor and turn the earth into an immense pile of filth today. He cheered initiatives by young people to remind older generations of their failure to protect the planet and on the eve of a crucial European Union summit to discuss a joint stimulus package for members hardest hit by the virus. The pope asked for prayers. So that Europe manages to find the fraternal unity of which the E. U. Founding Fathers Dreamed Silvio Jolie. Npr news grow. The Dow is up four hundred sixty eight points or more than two percent at twenty three thousand four hundred eighty seven this is NPR news New York governor. Andrew Cuomo says the state's target of forty thousand tests per day is the most. It's labs can process if it has all of the supplies. Cuomo's updating New Yorkers on the current virus response he addresses meeting with President Trump. Yesterday we spoke truth. We spoke facts. We made made decisions and we have a plan going forward and that was accomplished yesterday. And I feel good about it personally. Since the closure of the US border because of cove in nineteen pandemic the flow of asylum seekers heading north has all but stopped Dan Carpenter reports in the month. Since the shutdown only a handful have been turned back by Canadian authorities. Ottawa released new figures. This week showing that the numbers of asylum-seekers trying to get into Canada was higher for the first three months of this year than last year. More than three thousand people have tried crossing. Unofficially in twenty. Twenty part of the agreement in closing the border was to turn back asylum-seekers another measure aimed at preventing the spread of the Corona Virus Canada's Public Safety Minister. Bill Blair says since the closure fewer than ten people cross the border and were turned back. Ottawa has been under pressure from opposition politicians. Who have raised questions about whether the refugees were being monitored for health risks for NPR? News Dan Carpenter in Toronto. All major market indices are trading higher with the Dow up more than two percent the S. and P. has risen two percent since the open and the Nasdaq is up two point three percent. I'm Lakshmi Singh NPR news.
NPR News: 03-15-2020 8AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Kyle Snyder. There's been disarray. This weekend at some of the nation's major airports as the trump administration began implementing new restrictions on travel from Europe pictures from inside Chicago's O'hare International Airport for example shared on social media show Americans and legal permanent residents returning from Europe packed into tight spaces waiting for hours to be screened for symptoms of the Corona virus. Npr's Leila Fadel reports on the situation O'hare International Airport's one of thirteen airports accepting people returning from Europe and implementing enhanced screening but now many question whether the bottlenecks screenings creating will end up infecting more people. Then it's protecting similar. Pictures and videos were shared from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport the governor of Illinois Jay pritzker seeds in a tweet at president trump and vice president. Mike Pence saying the crowds lines are unacceptable and that the president needs to address it immediately. Meanwhile the O'hare International Airport's twitter account says it has quote strongly encouraged their federal partners to increase staffing to meet demand. Leyla fallen NPR news. The Homeland Security Department is acknowledging. The Long Lines Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said on twitter. The government is working to add additional screening capacity and working with airlines to expedite the process the Colorado state legislature has officially suspended. Its work for at least two weeks. Because of the corona virus a historic first for the state to Brooklyn from Colorado public radio has more lawmakers in both parties agreed to stop their work. Here's Democratic Speaker of the House. Casey Becker I think two weeks provides enough time for some social distancing without pushing too far out in the future to know what may come up that we need to address a number of other state. Legislatures are also suspending or changing their work schedules because of the corona virus for NPR news. I'm Ben to Brooklyn in Denver. Nearly every state in the nation has recorded a case of the corona virus only exception being West Virginia. Dave missed it of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that may come down to limited testing. That's been conducted so far west. Virginia health officials reported Saturday night. That thirty nine residents have been tested through the CDC in the State's Public Health Lab. Thirty eight of those results have come back. Negative one test result is still pending those numbers not account for testing done at some hospitals and commercial labs. Wvu Medicine Healthcare provider. Run by the state's largest university says they are evaluating a number of options for commercial testing Spain and France joining Italy and imposing lockdowns as the epicenter of the Krona Virus Pandemic Shifts to Europe in Paris restaurants are closed doors or empty however French voters are heading to the polls today for local municipal elections this is NPR. The world's oldest golf course has changed cores voting to finally admit women Vicki Barker reports from London ever since its founding in seventeen thirty five. The Royal Burgess Golfing Society in Edinburgh. Scotland has been male only holding out even after other historic gender-specific off clubs relaxed their membership rules but now members have voted overwhelmingly to admit women. The society's president is calling the vote historic but perhaps the true sign of just how far British society has com. Is that not even the conservative? Daily Telegraph or Daily Mail. Newspapers have included on attributed quotes from aggrieved members calling the move political correctness. Gone Mad for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker. In London Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed law this weekend that could potentially allow him to remain in power until twenty thirty six. The Russian parliament approved the measure. Last week it would allow Putin to run for two more six year terms but it still has some hurdles to jump. The country's constitutional court must decide if the changes legal and it must be approved by voters in a referendum set for April twenty second with voters in Arizona Florida Ohio and Illinois preparing to go to the polls Tuesday the next round of primaries Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are preparing to debate tonight. Cnn had planned to host the debate with a live audience in Phoenix. But it's been moved to a television studio in the nation's capital because of Corona virus concerns. I'm Kyle Snyder. Npr news from Washington.
NPR News: 03-19-2021 3PM ET
"Live from npr news in washington. I'm louise schiavone. President biden says the us needs to be ready for viral emergencies like covid. Nineteen even after the pandemic subsided accompanied by vice president harassed. The president stopped at cdc headquarters in atlanta for a status report and he said the nation owed a debt of gratitude to scientists. There and we will for a long long long time. Because i hope this is the beginning of the end of not paying attention to what's gonna come again and again and again and again we can all the walls and want get most powerful armies in the world we can't. We cannot stop. We cannot stop these viruses. The president says he carries an index card in his pocket with the latest count of americans taken by the corona virus estimated by johns hopkins university researchers now at more than five hundred forty thousand. President biden and vice. President harris are preparing now to meet with leaders of the asian american community in atlanta this on the heels of the shooting of eight people by a white gunman six of the dead were asian american women. Fbi director christopher raise saying that he does not think that the suspect in the atlanta area shootings had racial motivations as npr's carrie johnson reports. The fbi has a supporting role in the shooting. Investigation fbi director race as the murderers of eight people in atlanta. This week hit close to home since he spent much of his adult life in that area race as the bureau is supporting atlanta police. And the chair. He can't share if as they investigate what. He called a heartbreaking incident. The fbi director says the shootings do not appear to be racially motivated. Even though the alleged murderer apparently targeted asian spa businesses and six women of dissent were killed atlanta. Police say nothing is off the table when it comes to possible hate. Crime charges carrie johnson. Npr news washington. The judge in the murder trial of democratic chauvin rejected motions by the defense to move the then you or delayed the trial. Npr's leila fadel reports almost all jurors have been seated in the case judge. Peter kale made the decision. This morning. i don't think there's any place. In the state of minnesota that has not been subjected to extreme amounts of publicity on his case moving. The case to another part of minnesota would very likely have changed the jury. Makeup having county is one of the most diverse places in the state chauvin. A white former police officer is accused of killing. George floyd a black man. The judge also decided to allow medical evidence from floyd's arrest in minneapolis in two thousand. Nineteen the defense plans to argue that. Floyd's cause of death may have been due to drugs. Floyd ingested rather than show wtn's knee pinning floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes layla alden. Npr news minneapolis on wall street at this hour. The dow is down one hundred twenty points. The nasdaq one hundred. Two this is npr news. March madness is back after the corona virus pandemic shutdown the twenty twenty season now the opening round of the ncwa. Men's division one college basketball tournament gets fully underway today in indiana. Npr's held reports. Pandemic precautions are being put to the test to reduce travel. All the men's teams playing in the indianapolis area they'll wear contact tracing devices throughout the tournament. Even during games and be tested daily no cheerleaders on the sidelines. Spectators are allowed at twenty five percent capacity. Still after last year's cancelled tournament deprived millions from filling out there brackets. Rival teams and fans agree. They're just glad it's back and appalachian state head coach. Dustin current says the essential remains to march madness. It's there's there's there's heartbreak there's buzzer-beaters that's it right there and that's why we're really loves it. The first round of the women's tournament begins sunday. Texas amy held. Npr news after a first day of trading barbs yesterday top us and chinese officials resumed. Talks today in anchorage. Alaska angered over biden administration sanctions for china's crackdowns in hongkong at china's treatment of workers and other minorities chinese officials accused the west of establishing a tone of gunpowder drama closed-door talks followed. The opening reciprocal scoldings the two nations face. Multiple shared concerns trade visa issues. Climate change the coronavirus pandemic these the first face to face. Us china meetings of the biden administration. I'm louise schiavone. Npr news washington.
NPR News: 06-07-2020 12AM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Nora Raum, protesters, jam, streets, and cities and towns across the US Saturday demanding an end to racism and police brutality Washington DC C. so one of its largest gatherings since the demonstrations began nearly two weeks ago. NPR's Laura Sullivan reports the protests well to thirty, five thousand into the evening in the city as protesters took over the Capitol streets, gatherings were peaceful with drum circles. Three Barbecue people sporting hand sanitizer passers by the Mayor. Mariel Browser painted Sixteenth Street with yellow letter, saying black lives matter standing here on the letter m. on the newly renamed. Black Lives Matter Plaza. People are sprawled out on the street. Painting signs listening to music dancing. There are police. They are far off to the side. There has been no violence and no arrests Laura. Laura Sullivan NPR news Washington, the protests were sparked by the death of George. Floyd Memorial Day while in police custody. In Minneapolis, a rally was held there yet. Saturday NPR's Leila Fadel has more. I'm watching A DE-FUND Fund. The police rally in Minneapolis walked through the streets right now. They say they're closer than they've ever been. Watching. Elected officials finally heed their calls who spoke to many people here who ask this for for years and now they feel that they're close. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar spoke earlier calling the Minneapolis Police Department to be defended. NPR's Leila Fadel Reporting Congressional Democrats plan to propose legislation Monday to put limits on police actions. The bill would ban show holds deny the use of no knock search warrants in drug cases and create a new national registry to keep track of complaints against police. Their proposal would also plays stricter limits on laws. Make it harder for police to sue the police when their constitutional rights are violated former Vice President Joe. Biden spoke to tanks Democrats this weekend. NPR'S WANNA summers reports for Vice President Joe Biden renewed his vow to help flip the state of Texas for Democrats as the state gets more attention ahead of November's election. Important. For. Twenty twenty. I think we have a real chance to turn this state blue because of the Work Paul of you have done. Speech came a day after Biden officially secured the delegates needed to win the democratic. Party's presidential nomination on the first ballot at the scheduled August convention. National Democrats are still considering options for what that convention will look like in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic WanNa Summers and your news. A senior presidential aide is apologizing for retweeting a racially charged video. It showed a man in Texas wielding a chainsaw and shouting at anti-racist protestors in which to use a racial slur. Mercedes slaps said that she hadn't washed the end of the video and would never knowingly promote the use of that word. This is NPR news. Many thousands took to the streets of London Manchester and Belfast to protest racism. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports the London protests grew violent and resulted in four arrests. The demonstration in the British capital began peacefully. People chanted outside the American Embassy. Silence is violence in color is not a crime, but if you protestors spray painted the pedestal of the statue of Winston Churchill across from parliament, and wrote the names of black people who have been killed by American police on the pedestal of the Statue of Abraham Lincoln, as mounted police year tried to scatter protesters and. And Officer was knocked from her horse. After hitting a traffic light, demonstrators responded by throwing water bottles rental bike beneath one of the horses. London Mayor De Concept. He stood with peaceful protesters adding that quote, the tiny minority who were violent letdown. The 'cause Frank Langfitt NPR news, thousands of Israelis demonstrated in tel-aviv Saturday, objecting to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex Jewish settlements and other lands in the occupied. West Bank US president trump supports the measure, although many other countries oppose it unilaterally annexing land that the Palestinians want for an independent state. OPEC and its allies agreed Saturday to extend production cuts through the end of July the reducing production by nearly ten million barrels a day a cut. An excess production is designed to stabilize the oil markets hit hard by decreased demand globally, ation remains largely grounded due to the core of the virus pandemic. I'm Nora Raum NPR news.
NPR News: 03-08-2020 3AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. Life Care Center. The long-term facility outside Seattle at the center of Washington State's coveted. Nineteen outbreak says Nineteen. People have died there since. February nineteen NPR's Leila Fadel reports so far only thirteen of those who died tested positive for Cova nineteen ten Killian of public relations liaison for the facility. Says the numbers could change. They're working with a staff shortage. Sixty three residents are still inside and six or showing signs of the disease. We started with one hundred eighty employees on February nineteenth and that number has been cut by seventy so the amount of work and stress that these staff and employees and caregivers here are under his tremendous. Killian says the facility doesn't have enough test kits for all the residents and they need more employees. He says residents who haven't tested positive aren't being moved in part because they have nowhere else to go. Hospitals are unwilling to take them unless symptoms are acute and family members. Feel they don't have the capability to take care of them. They LaSalle Don. Npr News Kirkland Washington officials in Washington DC are reporting the first confirmed case of the corona virus in the nation's capital may a mural balancer says the patient remains in the hospital. A man who's in his fifties is a d. C. Resident started exhibiting symptoms in late February he presented and was admitted to a hospital on March the fifth. She says he appears to have record of international travel or close contact with someone known to have the virus officials in Maryland. Say A person in New Jersey who is tested positive had attended the conservative political action committee conference in a Maryland suburb near Washington. An event that both president trump and vice president pence had attended a White House statement. Said there's no evidence either man was in close proximity to the attendee. A hotel being used for virus patients collapsed last night in southern China officials. Say that four people died. Npr's Emily Fang reports. The Xinjiang Hotel in the southeastern province of Fujian collapsed. Early Saturday evening. Local city officials said nine people were able to escape. Unassisted officials did not provide a reason for the building collapse. Those trapped inside were people quarantined under medical observation for symptoms of the novel. Corona virus China has been requisitioning hotels and other large spaces like stadiums and convention centers to quarantine people waiting to be tested for the new corona virus. Or who were in close contact with those second Emily Fang? Npr News Beijing. Italy imposed a virtual lockdown across much of its northern provinces today in an effort to control the spread of the corona virus. No one will be allowed to move in or out of the region. The ban is designed to restrict the movements of about a quarter of Italy's population. You're listening to NPR. News from Washington officials in Syria say a fuel tanker collided with two buses and several other vehicles on a highway near Damascus. Yesterday at least twenty two people died. It's not clear yet. What caused the crash a nearly nine year? War has devastated serious infrastructure. Scientists in England are now saying bones discovered more than a century ago in southern English. Church are almost certainly the remains of a seventh-century teenage saint the key barker reports worshippers at the parish. Church of Saint Mary and Saint Anes with near England have always believed that human remains found hidden in a walled up. Alcove in eighteen. Eighty five where those of their patron saint aims with an anglo-saxon princess credited with founding one of England's first Abbey's she died in the late sixties while still in her teens or early twenties now. The first scientific analysis of the bones has confirmed that they are probably mid seventh century from one person. Female aged between seventeen and twenty and well nourished so likely a person of high status. Archaeologists are calling the find unique and of national significance for NPR news. I'm thinking Barker in London. The ceremonial star to the idea. Rod sled dog race took place yesterday in downtown Anchorage. Fifty seven mushers gathered with their hundreds of dogs to take selfies with spectators. The race officially gets underway. Sunday starting and willow about fifty miles away from Anchorage. It covers nearly one thousand miles of sometimes treacherous terrain ending several days. Later in the old gold rush town of GNOME. I'm Nora Raum. Npr News in Washington.
George Floyd Case: Trial Of Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Underway
"Welcome to consider this from npr. W amu after the top story from npr. Stay with us for a look at what's happening here in the dc metro region from the w. amu. Newsroom typically. we might start a story about a trial on the steps of a courthouse but the murder trial of derek. Chauvin the minneapolis. Police officer caught on film kneeling on the neck of george floyd for almost nine minutes. It's not just any trial. Most downtown minneapolis and especially the block. Where the trial is being held is barricaded in fencing barbed wire and patrolled by national guardsmen. There's been a knot in my stomach for the last few days leading up to this. Because i'm not sure we're going to see justice so lisa. Kelly has been protesting on the closest corner. She could get to the hennepin county courthouse and instead of a cardboard sign. She brought mirrors forgotten away. Pd brutalize the city and citizens for peacefully protesting all summer long. We haven't forgotten that they're still hasn't been justice and so our message to them today is to reflect. She told npr's leila fadel that she plans to hold them up. If police officers approach asked them to reflect on their actions the protests and the riots have been a thing of last year. But we're still here. We're still grieving. We're still angry. We still want to see justice so yeah we'll be out here all day. Consider this george. Floyd's death sparked a year of mass protests pledges from corporate america and social media campaigns. But so far. None of that has translated to major changes. In the way these cases play out in criminal courtrooms. That means the question of how to hold police accountable for violence still an open. One from npr. I'm audie cornish. It's tuesday march ninth. This message comes from your sponsor. Three m who was using science and innovation to help the world respond to kobe. Nineteen three implants running around the clock producing more than ninety five million respirators per month in the us. In addition three m also maximize production of other solutions including bio pharma. Filtration sanitizers and disinfectants. Learn more at three m dot com slash cove. Three m science applied to life. We are still in the middle of this pandemic and right now. Having science news you can trust from variance to vaccines is essential. Npr shortwave has your back about ten minutes every weekday. Listen and subscribe to shortwave the daily science podcast from npr. It's consider this from npr. What do you know about this case from media reports. What podcasts do you listen to. Have you ever been restrained or put a chokehold for example by law enforcement or during a self defense class yes or no. These are among the questions in a survey that went out to potential jurors in the trial of derek chauvin. Larger number two is that correct. Yes on tuesday morning. Potential began the vetting process and lawyers on both sides of the case can use the survey answers as a jumping off. Point to suss out biases. A jury might have to disqualify those. They feel have already formed. An opinion about the case but in this country hasn't heard about the death of george floyd. You're obviously aware of this case. Before you received jury notice ellsworth the case. Yes here's attorney eric. Nelson questioning juror number two. Their identities are kept anonymous about his answers to the screening questionnaire. Use the word killed in a to describe the death of george. Do you think that that the use of that word is demonstrative of your opinion about this case. Could you read the full text of that for me. I would be happy to. He was put in the back of their car but escaped and was killed when chauvin knelt on his neck area. I wouldn't say that it's demonstrative of my opinion I think that what of attempting to convey juror explained that because he's not a legal expert. He doesn't consider himself qualified to determine whether it was a murder based on media coverage it appeared to him that floyd's death was quote out of his control. And do you attribute responsibility for that to my client sitting here today based on the media presentation. I don't think i can say one way or another. I mean not here. You know maybe. At the time. I had an opinion but was some distance. I don't think i can say okay. So you are opinion or your perspective has evolved over time as aperture. That's nearly an hour later. After both sides at questions or a number two judge roger k hill announced you will be on the street again investigator tonight one investigate and avoid all media coverage of this case and if there's any jury selection will likely take weeks with each potential juror answering similar questions. Opening arguments aren't expected until the week of march twenty ninth. It's rare to see a police officer tried for murder. It's nearly unheard of to see a conviction what we know. Is that roughly a thousand or eleven. Hundred people are killed by police every year. And typically it's less than it's in the maybe double digits single digits year. The number of police who are tried jamal solarte's reports on criminal justice and police for the marshall project. Believe it or not. The most common reason why police officers are actually tried for crimes and killings. Traffic accidents not for intentional uses of force. But yeah it's typically in the single digits. Convictions are even much more rare with such low odds larget says the prosecutors in a trial like derek. Chauvin need to use every avenue they can. The prosecution wanted to reinstate a charge of third degree murder against chauvin which the court needs time to consider larter explained to. Npr's mary louise kelley. The reason for bringing a more severe charge to a case like this prosecutors tend to give a whole series of charges at the jury can convict. If you don't feel that the evidence has met the requirements for you know the top charge. You can consider this next one. So it's certainly fair to say. The reinstatement of this charge would increase the likelihood of chauvin being convicted of something. But what will you be watching for when this trial does get underway in terms of what prosecutors will need to demonstrate to try to get a conviction from the jury here one of the main things. I'll be watching for is just the volume of witnesses. There's been. I believe something in the neighborhood of five hundred witnesses listed between the prosecution and the defense. I think it'll be interesting to see who does and does not get called and that will give us a sense of what the prosecution thinks. It's best line of attack. Is another thing to watch out for. Is just obviously all of the emotion and energy around the trial in minneapolis and around the country. What this does to our national conversation to our national energy around this question of race and policing do you see things changing. Do you see any kind of shift in terms of more. Police being charged or more convictions. Being one in these type incidents. I i think it's too early to say that. I think it's too early to make direct comparisons. Were still in this moment right. I think it's fair to say that we're in a post summer twenty twenty george floyd protests moment. I think that moment persists right now. Certainly what we can say is that a lot of jurisdictions from the local level to the state level. Have taken up some of these questions. Broadly what we've seen is three baskets of reforms We've seen in the aftermath of briana taylor's death. We've seen a lot of energy around reforming the use of no knock warrants after george floyd death. We've seen a number of laws that are built around addressing colds or corroded. Control holds or different types of holds that involve the neck or the upper back and restricting persons windpipes. More generally some of these laws have endeavored to address the broader systemic issues like qualified immunity apply to the profession at large law. Tae you reports on criminal justice and policing for the marshall project for high profile case like this one. Typically the courtroom would be full of the victim's family but because of the pandemic only one family member of george. Floyd is allowed in at a time on monday. That was his sister. Bridget floyd who watched as the lawyers discussed pretrial motions in the courtroom today in. Look at the officer. Who took my brother's life. She made a statement at the end of the day. I just really wanted the opposite opposite opposites. Know how much love. Florida had not only by me and his family. But you guys to in in the people around the country. It's a journey digest as you know you take two steps forward dan. You sometimes take a step back but corey back to two thousand six. Benjamin crump has helped secure settlements worth tens of millions of dollars for the family members of people killed by police. He's one of the attorneys. For george floyd family. Now many crumbs past settlements. They haven't been accompanied by a criminal conviction and when we spoke this week crump made the argument that the money alone is still enough to help reduce incidences of police violence. I think got capitalistic society. And the more they city governments have to take their budget as compensation to these families. The more they're going to make changes so they don't have to keep an out money then crump. You know. The first time i encountered you was In the panama city. Florida case of martin anderson who was a young man who was killed after being beaten by deputies at a juvenile boot camp and he would have turned thirty years old last month. You're shaking your head remembering that case is so tragic. Marla hanson's case was trayvon martin before trayvon martin and the internet had not quite taken off but that young boy with a kick punch suffocated on that video surveillance and even though we got law about 'em paid out by the state of florida for individual wrongful death not one of those eight guys who kicked him impassioned him and put a memorial tablets of his nose were convicted. In fact the alright jerem. Panama city only stayed out for our. When i have that you know. Everything was justified That this fourteen year old child will have. Nobody held accountable for killing him. Looking back at that case as you said while there was a financial settlement in it And the state of florida ended up getting rid of those juvenile boot camps. Altogether there band. Does it feel like there has been progress since then. There has been progress. is unfortunate. We have to remember. It's just been in the last thirty years where black people even get civil compensation for the police killing us. I mean they usually just kill us. Nothing no form of justice. So deloitte flawed and light brianna taylor and so many others has an opportunity to get a civil resolution in the civil courts but also a chance to get criminal justice which so many about white brothers sisters take for granted at this point. What would you consider progress so to speak. i mean is there an actual benchmark. Is there something that you would look for to say My work has become meaningful. Where is quite straightforward. Progress would be justice and justice would be them steer here with us living that we don't have these hashtags that become household names. The few that do become household names because we have to remember there. Were thirteen hundred people on average killed by police in america and out of storage to hide. We've really only come to know for five names each year. And can you imagine the other families who nobody ever talks about how that must make them feel about the value of their lovell benjamin crump. He's an attorney. He represents the family of george floyd. You're listening to consider this from npr. I'm audie cornish. And i'm jonathan wilson from wmu. I'm rachel courteous. Capital checkers is looking for a new location. After forty years in shaw the sale of the building where the association meets his pending club members. Worry about the future of pool. Checkers in dc. The year old club president says that if members aren't diligent with recruiting at some point there won't be any members left. If we don't keep saying please visit some point dam about being a member. It's consider this from npr. 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Wmu's debbie wrong spoke with youth who take on adult roles in their homes over the past year. Diana race was a senior walter. Johnson high school in bethesda last spring when her mom and dad became sick with covid. Nineteen race had to drive for parents to multiple medical facilities before they could get tested. She says her parents were hospitalized for nearly two weeks once home the eighteen year old became their caretaker for several more weeks until they recovered. I just didn't know what to do. Best start right. It's kind of hard for me to send your pain. I took a shower. And i literally cried like it was so hard for me to see them. Pain university of maryland researchers interviewed students and educators in montgomery county public schools about black and latino students experiences with learning during the pandemic associate professors. A family science. Amy lewin and kevin roy published a study on behalf of a coalition that advocates were black and latino students in the county once or called worrying for their mother who is sick with the crow virus and could not work another described watching fewer of his friends for online class opting to work instead. The researchers say students who have to take on worries and household duties are experiencing adult education. Adult essence are expected to act in adult like ways before being prepared for adulthood. Here's lewin when the adults in your world are having to turn their attention elsewhere just to survive stress levels community really high fifties and living with that kind of chronic stress can take a toll in all kinds of ways physiologically as well as psychologically for and you. I'm w tron. Thanks for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. We'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. 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Jury Prepares To Deliberate In Derek Chauvin Case
"So many stories of police killings. Have intersected this week that it can be hard to keep them straight. The thirteen year old shot in chicago after putting up. His hands is different from the twenty year old shot in minnesota after struggling with police during a traffic stop and he in turn is different from george. Floyd killed in an incident. That's the subject of a trial this week. Former officer derek. Chauvin is accused of murder and is defense rested its case yesterday. Npr's leila fadel joins us. Now layla good morning. Good morning steve. If that's even the word. Where does the case. Go from here so on monday. The prosecution and the defense will present their closing arguments to the jury. Before they are sequestered deliberations to decide the fate of derek. Chauvin accused of murdering george floyd and before they went home judge. Peter hill told them to get ready. I think the one thing that you need to know today as you leave is. How much do i pack. If i were you. I would plan for long and hope for short. Basically it's up to the jury. How long you deliberate. How long you need to come to unanimous decision on any count so today. There's no court and on monday. The jury will show up with their bags here. Closing statements get your instructions from the judge and go into deliberations as for how long it might be could be an hour could be weeks. You know i'm thinking we haven't heard derek chauvin. Perhaps since the video in which during the time that george floyd was dying chauvin kept saying to him. You're not in such bad shape in an effect. And then yesterday we heard his voice for at least a few words. What did he say right. Yeah i mean for weeks now like you said we've been watching him take notes on a legal pad next to his attorney eric nelson behind the mask. It's been really hard to read show. Vince faces videos of him. Pinning to the ground were repeatedly played in court for the jurors and today he took off his mask to invoke his fifth amendment. Right not to testify and the judge. Pierre hill addressed him directly. Is this your decision not to testify your honor all right. Do you have any questions about your right to remain silent or to testify on your own behalf. Not at this time. I don't hate. Is anyone promise anything or threatened you in any way to keep you from testify. No promises restaurant or sixty should point out. That chauvin is the only police officer ever tried for the killing of civilians in minnesota not to take the stand and only four officers have ever stood trial in this state for killing a person while on duty and of those only one was convicted. A black police officer who killed a white woman as we know is very rare. That police officers are killed. In these circumstances that's kind of how the law goes. But what about this case. Well i mean in this situation. We really don't know what the outcome will be chauvinist facing a second degree in unintentional murder. Charge a third degree murder charge and a third degree manslaughter charge. The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that chauvin is guilty and a lot of legal experts. Say they've presented a strong case with thirty eight witnesses in an incredible amount of haunting video from every angle of george floyd less brett's under shoguns knee. Now the defense called seven witnesses to raise doubt around the cause of death was it. Show wtn's knee. Or as the defense attorney eric nelson argued could have been something else. Drugs health problems even carbon monoxide poisoning from the squad car. And so we'll see. The world is watching what will happen. In this case. In many civil rights advocates see as a referendum on race policing and accountability for when police kill on the job and it is intersecting in time with these other cases. It is this week that the atom toledo video is released. It is this week that dante right is killed during a traffic stop. How is the right case. Which is not far from you evolving now. Yeah i mean here outside. Minneapolis in brooklyn center. The white now former police officer who killed right young black man has been charged with second degree manslaughter. Rights family says. That's not enough. They want more severe charges. Dante rates mother. Katie rights spoke at a press conference and she said people have asked what they want. They've talked about justice. But unfortunately there's never going to be justice for us. The justice would bring our son home to us knocking on the door with his big smile coming in the house sitting down eating dinner with us going out to lunch playing with his one year old almost two year old son giving them a kiss before he walks out the door. So there justice isn't even a word to me so she said she wants accountability. It doesn't sound like the family is satisfied with the police explanation that this was an accidental shooting. Right i mean at the press conference where we heard katy rights speaking so rights attorney ben crump. He's representing the right family. And the floyd family held up a picture of a yellow tasers and then a glock. Seventeen which is what killed dante. Right he said it's very difficult for the family to believe that this was an accident. And every day and night we've seen largely peaceful protests and some clashes over this killing. Keep listening for your coverage as the case in minneapolis. Heads to the jury layla. Thanks so much. thank you. Steve and bears little falls. This message comes from npr sponsor. Ford the all electric mustang mach e and twelve foot rocket take off the rocket launches up into the atmosphere while the all electric pony takes off toward the horizon at full speed visit four dot com for a new perspective on range.
NPR News: 03-22-2021 11PM ET
"Live from npr news. I'm nora raum. Police in boulder colorado are investigating a mass shooting at a supermarket this afternoon. Police chief herald says ten people were killed including a boulder police officer. She says the investigation will take at least five days to complete. We have one suspect in custody. I want to reassure the community that they are safe and that we will try to do our best over the next few hours to identify the victims. And we'll be working with the coroner's office to do that as promptly as possible. Because i know there are people out there waiting for an answer. The chief said the suspect is receiving medical treatment. There is no information yet on any motive. Jury selection continues in the murder. Trial against derek chauvin. Npr's leila fadel reports one. New juror was seated today leaving. Just one more to go. The court's looking for fifteen years before opening statements begin next week. Three of the fifteen will be alternates. The process has been slow and deliberate because seating an impartial. Jury in such a high profile case is a challenge. The video of chauvin white former police officer pinning george floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes spread around the world and reignited a global movement for black lives and against police brutality so far the jurors and alternates chosen are more diverse than the largely white county where the trials being held more than forty percent of the jurors are black or multiracial. Show vins facing charges of second degree unintentional murder this well as third degree murder and second degree manslaughter layla alden. npr news minneapolis. The supreme court agreed today to consider the federal government's request to reinstate the death penalty for the boston. Marathon bomber dzhokhar are naive was convicted of the two thousand thirteen attack. That killed three people and wounded more than two hundred sixty others. He was sentenced to death. His older brother was also involved had died in a shootout with police. A lower court had ordered a new sentencing. Hearing beheld astra zeneca is reporting its covid. Nineteen vaccine is both safe and effective as npr's joe palca reports. That conclusion comes from a large study carried out primarily in the us. Some thirty two thousand volunteers participated in the study. Two thirds got two doses of the vaccine space four weeks apart the rest got two doses of placebo. The vaccine had an efficacy of seventy nine percent for preventing all cova disease and one hundred percent at preventing severe illness and hospitalization. The company says it looked carefully to see if there was a connection between the vaccine and blood clots have been reported in some people who've received the astra zeneca vaccine but saw no evidence of that if authorized by the food and drug administration. The company says it can ship thirty million doses of the vaccine. Immediately joe palca. Npr news. This is npr. The transportation security administration says more than one and a half million people went through security checkpoints yesterday the largest number since the pandemic began more than a year ago. Yesterday was the eleventh straight day. More than a million people were screened airline executives. Say they've seen an increase in bookings in recent weeks as more people become vaccinated against covid. Nineteen the computer model. Federal forecasters used to predict. The weather is getting an upgrade. Npr's rebecca hersher reports. When you look up the weather in the us the forecast that you see is almost certainly powered by federal weather data. A computer model called the global forecast system uses information from satellites bees and wind and rain monitors and predicts what the weather will look like a week or more in the future but for years that system has suffered from inadequate computing power and software. Now noah is announcing upgrades the supercomputers that run the model for the first time the model will use information from the upper atmosphere which is important for predicting where and when hurricanes form forecasters also say. The new model is significantly better at predicting snow and rainfall. Climate change is driving more severe weather which makes early accurate warnings important. Rebecca hersher npr news the senate. Today confirm marty walsh to be labor secretary. He's the first former union leader to serve in that position in forty years. Walsh lead boston's building and construction trades council for two years before becoming mayor of boston in two thousand thirteen. he also served in the massachusetts house of representatives. I'm nora raum npr news.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
"Our families of dante right in george floyd grieved together white. Police officers killed the two black men one of them. Derek is now on trial. Howard his lawyers making their case. I'm steve inskeep with noel king. And this is up i from. Npr news President biden is expected to announce an end date to america's longest war tubes in afghanistan will come home by september eleventh. What's going into the region and the federal government is asking states to temporarily stop using the johnson and johnson vaccine out of nearly seven million people who've received that shot six people develop rare blood clots. It's out of an abundance of caution. So what's next for the single dose vaccine. Stay with us. Forgive the news. You need to start your day This message comes from. Npr sponsor capital one with the capital one. Quicksilver card details at capital one dot com. What's in your wallet. Credit approval required capital one bank. Usa na support also comes from npr sponsor get feedback in today's business. Climate customer centric city is king with get feedback. You get customer insights that you can act on while they're still relevant build a stellar. Cx program visit get feedback dot com today to families in minnesota are dealing with the same pain. The families of dante. Right and george floyd. Those two families are calling for justice and accountability. And they're doing it together. They stood together outside in what appeared to be snow flurries. It is april but it's minneapolis and they joined civil rights attorney. Benjamin crump out. There was a time when nobody in america should be killed by police. It was doing this panel coke trial. Derek chauvin the defense for chauvin. The former officer accused of murdering. George floyd continues. Its case today in a city that is still in turmoil. Npr's leila fadel is covering both of these stories from minneapolis. Layla good morning. Good morning and well. Let's start with the trial where the defense presented. Its argument yesterday. Talked to us about what happened to that courtroom so one of the key. Witnesses called by. Show vince defense. Attorney eric nelson. Yesterday was very broad and he was a longtime police. Instructor turned private consultant and use of force expert. I felt that derek chauvin was justified was acting with objective. Reasonableness following minneapolis police department policy in current standards of law enforcement and his interactions. With mr floyd the defense expert went on to say that that prone position with floyd pinned down to the ground was not a use of force this of course contradicts the testimony of several minneapolis. Police officers including the police chief. That took the stand last week. And where does the defense argument go today. So defense attorney nelson will continue to try to raise doubts around the accusation that it was his client that killed george floyd after jurors watched that video from every angle of floyd's final moments under chauvinst knee so yesterday nelson called witnesses that spoke about the possible impact of drug use and high blood pressure. On floyd's health nelson introduced body camera footage from an arrest in two thousand nineteen were. Floyd is pulled from the passenger seat of a car by a police officer with his gun drawn and handcuffed. Floyd tells that officer not to shoot him and the defense attorney also called the fifth officer on scene. that day. that floyd was killed park police. Officer peter chang who testified that those bystanders yelling at the police to get off the floor quote very aggressive toward the officers and the big question ahead now is whether chauvin will take. The stand is the killing of twenty year old dante. Right affecting the trial at all. Is it present in this courtroom in any way right so inside the courtroom. The jury is not hearing about that killing by a police officer in brooklyn center during a routine traffic stop. They've been instructed not to watch the media but in the greater twin cities urban protests every day since his killing nights of unrest. And as you mentioned the floyd family and right families showed their grief together outside the hennepin county courthouse. Yesterday dante writes two year old son. Was there dante's model his father this issue right dante's aunt three my great nephew feed that beautiful baby not mistake as ever murder yesterday there were more over rights killing demands to state officials for an independent investigation and charges. That officer and what is happening with that officer now. So kim potter has resigned from her position. So has the police. Chief tim gannon. He described rights killing as an accident by an officer who thought she was reaching for a taser pulled a gun and there are reports. That potter may be facing charges soon. Npr's leila fadel in minneapolis. Leila thank you oh. President biden is expected to make a formal announcement. Today that will end this country's longest war. There are currently around thirty five hundred troops in afghanistan by september eleventh. According to the administration they're expected to be gone twenty years ago. Us troops overthrew the taliban government because it refused to turn over osama bin npr pentagon correspondent. Tom bowman has traveled to afghanistan many times over the past twenty years he's often embedded with us troops and he's with us now. Good morning tom. Good morning what are you know about the withdrawal plan well. A senior administration official told reporters that the president would make a formal announcement about the world. Today the officials said Troops will begin leaving before may first. Which of course is the deadline for all foreign troops to leave under the. Us hell-bent agreement signed last year by the trump administration now Us military leaders had recommended that those several thousand us troops remain with no timetable and they wanted the taliban to agree to conditions from that agreement. Reduce violence break With al qaeda which has not happened. The administration officials said such a so-called conditions based approach has been going on for two decades in his quote a recipe for staying in afghanistan forever. The official said the estimated seven thousand additional. Nato troops would draw down along the same time line. Tom was this decision a surprise decision. You know it was something of a surprise Even though by his hinted that he couldn't imagine. Us troops in afghanistan next year. And you know. He was never supportive of sending more troops when he was vice. President and military officials were unaware of this decision as was the afghan government which now fears a civil war A few members of congress were told about it in republicans. Many of them denounced it. Here's mitch. Mcconnell a reckless pobox. This would abandon our afghan regional and our nato partners in a shared fight against terrorists that we've not yet one. It will also specifically abandoned the women of afghanistan whose individual freedoms and human rights will be imperilled. Democrats generally supported this. Move to remove all troops. But senator bob menendez of new jersey also said that he's worry that the taliban could backslide on the rights of women human rights and he said if that happens no money will be flowing. No american assistance if that happens in. That's something secretary of state. Anthony blinken has said that the taliban must not continue the military campaign. And if it does it will not get international recognition. So there their things. The us could withhold. Critics will also ask what's to prevent afghanistan from becoming a haven again to terrorist groups like al qaeda. Well us officials say kind of presence has grown in afghanistan but the administration officials said the. Us will he said repositioned the counterterrorism forces presumably in a neighboring country. Continue to keep watch over afghanistan. This official said listen. Such terror threats are now more dispersed to include countries such as yemen syria somalia in other parts of africa. Npr's pentagon correspondent. Tom bowman thanks tom. You're welcome Every us state has complied with a federal request to temporarily. Pause the use of the johnson and johnson covid nineteen vaccine. Fda director dr peter marks and other top health officials made that recommendation after a handful of people who got the jj shot developed a rare but potentially dangerous. Kind of blood clot it's not a mandate it's out of an abundance of caution and then today an advisory committee to the cdc will evaluate these cases npr science correspondent. Joe palca s- following this one. Good morning show morning noel. So it's a specific type of blood clot. What do we know about these. Well not a lot because there have only been six cases among the six point. Eight million doses of the j. and j. vaccine that have been distributed the cases were in women younger than forty eight and all between six and thirteen days after getting the vaccine the very similar. They seem to be to. The blood. Cuts have been reported from astra zeneca vaccine and the big concern. Here is that. These particular clots resembled kind of caught. That can be made worse by giving the most common blood thinner which is called heparin. So typically you give a blood thinner to dissolve clots or prevent them and this one can make things worse now. There are other blood thinners that could be used. And there's also some evidence that treating patients with something called intravenous globulin which helps boost the immune system could be helpful. Does anyone understand why women seemed to be more likely to get them than men. Now that seems to be one of the questions that's outstanding and the other thing that The american college of obstetricians gynecologists points out is there's no way of knowing which women are more likely to get. These doesn't seem to be any connection to any particular type of behavior or attitude or anything and They do however recommend that if you're pregnant or just had a baby. If you want to get vaccinated you should go with pfizer or madonna and so for people who already got the johnson and johnson vaccine and are worried. What should they do. Well i think the number one thing to do is don't panic. These clots are extremely rare. If you have gotten the j. j. vaccine and you're six days or maybe even a couple of weeks out from having gotten the vaccine and you start getting really bad headaches or shortness of breath or unusual leg pain. You probably want to go see dr. And if you don't have a doctor go to an emergency room and tell them you had the j. j. vaccine because that will trigger a bunch of questions it though i wanna have answered but still don't panic. These is extremely rare. And there's probably a simpler explanation for the symptoms that you might be experiencing all right. Don't panic federal health officials. Say they think this pause is going to last days not weeks or months but do you think this might increase hesitancy which has been a problem. You know all the way through well. That's something that everybody is is worried about You know the fda and the cdc are in a in a difficult position in the sense that these are very rare and it seems almost certain that the likelihood of getting sick and dying from covert nineteen is greater than the likelihood of getting sick and dying from one of these clots. So it's probably a question of good messaging and making sure you don't scare people unnecessarily npr science correspondent. Joe palca thank you. You're welcome and that is up. I for wednesday april fourteenth. I'm new well. Kim and i'm steve. Inskeep join us here tomorrow. If you like your news on demand you should check out the npr one app. You will get a mix of local national and international news. Whenever you want it you can also hear podcast based on what you already like. Npr one is in the app store. 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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. The top infectious disease official in the nation says they are at least twenty two hundred confirmed cases of the corona virus in the US. But Dr Anthony. Foul Director of the National Institute of ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Says we have not reached our peak. We will see more cases and we will see more suffering in predominantly as the vice president said among the vulnerables in our society the individuals with the conditions that spoke to and the elderly but built in. That is a challenge and the challenges. We still have the opportunity to influence the course of that foul she says there are about one hundred and thirty two thousand cases globally. Meanwhile after days of Resistance President Trump says he has been tested for the new corona virus. The Department of Defense is stopping domestic travel for its personnel beginning Monday. Npr's Leyla throttle reports. It's part of an ongoing effort to stem the spread of covert nineteen a memorandum from the Pentagon said their restrictions apply to service members civilians and their families assigned to dod facilities throughout the US and its territories. The memo says Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist approved the travel restrictions. Because as he said he wants to remain ahead of the virus spread so the military force remains effective and ready there will be exceptions in what are deemed compelling cases meaning mission essential or for humanitarian or due to extreme hardship the restrictions will also pause civilian hiring dod installations if. Those hires don't already reside in the area. The rules are effective through may eleventh Leila Fadel. Npr News in Italy. The death toll from corona virus rose about fourteen percent from total registered. Just a day ago as NPR's Silvio Pohjola reports doctors at two hospitals say they're treating patients with drug normally used for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and what has become a regularly scheduled press conference the Civil Protection Agency announced that the death toll has risen to one thousand four hundred forty one? The total number of people who have tested positive for the virus has reached more than twenty one thousand. The news came as doctors at hospitals in Naples and Rome treating covert nine thousand. Nine hundred. Say they've started using drug normally used for people with chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases. The government pharmaceutical regulator has given the okay to the drugs used for compassionate purposes. One doctor in Naples said of the first six patients treated three showed signs of significant improvement of Lung. Inflammation Sylvia Pohjola. Npr News Rome the US is broadening its European travel ban now include Britain and Ireland president. Trump says he's also considering imposing domestic travel restrictions to areas hardest. Hit this is NPR. The sports world is weighing the impact of its widespread shut down in the midst of the corona virus outbreak and Tom Goldman reports major. Us Sports Leagues and Events. Denounced either postponements or cancellations this week with the NBA Major League Baseball National Hockey League and others. Suspending seasons and events questions abound. How will sports? Tv networks fill their schedules. What will the financial impact beef from the loss of millions? Advertisers pay networks to get their products on live sports broadcasts among other financial hits the Stadium and arena employees now out of work athletes including NBA Rookie Sensation Zion Williamson and league. Mvp JANAS UNTO. Toco HAVE DONATED MONEY TO HELP. Those workers and efforts are underway to raise money for traditionally underpaid. Minor League baseball players. They get paid only during the regular season. Which is now postponed indefinitely. Tom Goldman NPR news with millions of Americans now working from home and students studying online at home. Due to the corona virus pandemic tech companies say the. Us Internet system can handle the spike in traffic. Some tech experts say there could be stumbles and connectivity in homes where everyone is video conferencing at the same time and US election officials in the four states with primaries next week say there are no plans to postpone voting but they will provide cleaning materials for voters to use on touch screen machines. I'm Laurie London. Npr News in Washington.
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"Thanks for listening to up. I we WANNA know who's listening and how you're using podcasts. Please help us out by completing a short anonymous survey at NPR DOT ORG slash podcast. Survey one word. It takes less than ten minutes and really helps us out that NPR dot org slash podcast survey two months after another unarmed. Black man is killed finally arrested this week in Brunswick Georgia and rally to honor the life of Ahmad rb. The young man shot while he was out jogging. I'm Lou Garcia and and I'm Scott Simon and this is up I from NPR news. Mena Georgia a father and son are arrested for killing Aubrey. Authorities finally acted after a graphic video of the shooting surfaced online. We'll have reaction from Georgia and parts of the US are reopening and some public health experts. Worry a second. Surge of infections is inevitable. We'll hear about their concerns and hard numbers for Cronin. Virus infections are hard to come by so in Corvallis Oregon. Researchers are going door to door so stay with us. We'll give you the news. You need to start. Julian get UH support for this. Npr podcast and the following message. Come from better help online counseling by licensed professional counselors specializing in isolation depression stress and anxiety. Visit BETTER HELP DOT com slash up first to learn more and get ten percent off your first month support for. Npr comes from Trillo part of the Atlassian collaboration suite. During these uncertain times trello is here to help. Teams work together to solve big challenges. Trello helps teams communicate focus and connect try Trello for free and learn more at Trello dot com in Brunswick Georgia. Hundreds of people turned out for a rally to honor and celebrate the life of Ahmad Armory. He's the Black Man who was out jogging when he was shot and killed in February wasn't until this week when cell phone video of the altercation became public the Georgia authorities arrested and charged a white father and son in his death. Joined now by Georgia. Public Broadcasting's Emily Jones. Who was at the rally? Emily thanks so much for being with us. Good morning thanks for having me. The suspects had been arrested the night before. What were people at the rally? Calling for so yesterday would have been Arby's twenty-sixth birthday so the rally was really part. A celebration of his life and also celebrating the fact that two people had been arrested in his death Remember that armory very was jogging through a neighborhood and the suspects saw him and thought he might have been involved in some recent break-ins so they got their guns. Hopton a pickup truck and confronted him as he jogged along this residential street. A struggle happened and he was shot. The local district attorney had to recuse herself because one of the suspects had actually worked in the office as an investigator and then a second. Da Recused himself at the request of armories family. Then a third. Da just this week as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to take over the case. When that cell phone video was leaked publicly to days later state authorities arrested the man with all of that as the backdrop people came out to this rally yesterday. Including Shamir hines. Several incidents have occurred there have been covered up and I hate that this had to happen to my for the city to come out for it to reach the nations for everything to be brought the light. Emily did the people that you met. Feel that with the arrest. Justices been no they view the arrests as just one part of what's expected to be a lengthy court case took ten weeks from the point when. Arbi was shot to win. The arrest happened even authorities new on day. One Who shot him because the suspects admitted it. There's also just distrust of police in this community on Georgia's there have been other instances where people thought that police protected their own and also there are racial tensions and some people. Just don't feel safe Ryan. Marshall was holding a sign at the rally that said. Would you have shot me? He told me he often runs through Brunswick neighborhoods with his nine year old son but I can say as an African American in the place in the world that we live in. There's been times where you know have looked around and had to make sure people aren't running behind me or looking at any type of way or had any ill intention. I gather emily. Running was a big part of about Aubrey's life and it was also part of the celebration yesterday. Yeah it was all across. The Country People participated in a special run to honor him. The HASHTAG I run with Maude was actually trending. People ran two point two three miles That's in reference to February twenty. Third the date that he was killed people from NFL players to just Regular people taking pictures of their fitness trackers took to the streets to run or walk on behalf. I even saw one person who planned out there route so that a picture of the map actually spelled MoD on it with recipe and made a is the Georgia Bureau of Investigation done with the case. No apparently not at a news briefing yesterday director of the G B. I said they are still looking into other aspects of the case and may make further arrests. It's unclear at this point who that might be as of now though. The father and son suspects remain in jail being held without bail. Emily Jones Savannah Bureau chief of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you So in Texas. You can get into a tanning bed. Indiana houses of worship have no cap for prayer services and president trump continues to push for the country to open up but public health. Experts are sounding the alarm. Npr's Leila Fadel has been talking to some joins us now? Hi Leila Hi. So it's been seven long weeks of lockdown. If I wanted to haircut which I do could I get one now? Will you can in a couple places like Georgia or Texas? But the experts. Say You shouldn't let your hair grow a little longer cut yourself. They worry that. Even though the curve is flattening in parts of the country some states decline are a number of states where cases are actually on the rise and yet we're seeing this thing where a majority of states or beginning to ease restrictions. Why are they doing if the numbers show? That cases are on the rise. Well every state is taking a different approach and while polls show that people are overwhelmingly supportive. Stay at home orders. There's a lot of pressure to get the economy up and running. New York is still shut down. And then you've got California taking it a lot slower than some places so this week. Curbside pickup at some non essential businesses. Like Flora's allowed or outdoor recreation but the governor is leaving the decision on whether to implement that lifting of restrictions up to individual county leaders. Then you've got places like Georgia as I mentioned before we're getting a tattoo is allowed and the governor's executive order to reopen these types of businesses supersedes local leaders. I asked the health director in. Dekalb county Sandra Elizabeth Ford. If she's concerned about the governor's decision and him out of my hand all we can do is try to make sure that people are educated possible and that they realized that opening the state does not mean lifting the requirements on self protection protection of others. Will she sounds concerned. What do the public health experts say? Is the right approach. Look they don't WanNa see a second surge of infections that overwhelm hospitals and a lot of the reasons. We didn't see hospitals overwhelmed in other parts of the country. The Way New York was is because of social distancing any strict orders to stay home and only go out for essential purposes. So they're worried. Caitlyn rivers of Johns Hopkins University Center for Health. Security told a House Appropriations subcommittee this week that none of the states meet the criteria that her center laid out for them before reopening now. Not all states adopted these criteria but they are guidelines a fourteen day decline in cases the ability to contact trace a healthcare system that can safely care for patients including personal protective gear for healthcare workers and rapid diagnostic testing. And again she says no state meets that criteria and told the subcommittee right now is a critical time. We risk complacency and accepting the preventable deaths of two thousand Americans each day we risk complacency and accepting that our healthcare workers do not have what they need to do their jobs safely. And we risk complacency and recognizing that without continued vigilance. We will again create the conditions that led to us being the worst affected country in the world. So does this mean. We're looking at more infections and possibly more deaths yes. It could the latest model from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and evaluation now says nearly one hundred thirty five thousand people will die by August and that model is based on some of those restrictions being east that's NPR's Leila Fadel very much. Thank you there are no hard numbers for just how many people in the United States are currently infected with the corona virus but at Oregon State University. They've launched a project to change that at least for one small city and appears Joe. Palca is here to tell us about the goals of the project. Joe Thanks for being with US you bet. What are the Oregon State researchers trying to do? Well they're trying to find something called the prevalence of the virus in Corvallis Oregon. That is how many people are infected at a particular point in time and that means going out and finding out if people are carrying the virus taking a nasal swab or in some cases as for Ngo Swab where you get the back of the throat to in this case. It's just a nasal swab and then take that glop essentially back to the lab and test to see whether it has any indication that the virus the a genetic material is in there now. Most of the people who are tested in this country are either sick or in some special category like healthcare worker a nursing home attendant but it would be good to know how many people in the population are infected because there could be people infected and not know it and be spreaders so the prevalence tells you that it also helps you get a handle on. How whether the outbreak is waning? If the prevalence drops from week to week well how do they figure that out? Because I'm assuming they they don't they certainly can't test all fifty eight thousand residents of Corvallis. No that's That's that would be impossible. What they do is they like a census. Essentially they take what they think is a representative sample and then teams go door to door. They asked people to participate. And if they say yes they get a swab they actually do the suave themselves. Hand it back to the team member who In a tube and the they take that back to the lab If this were strictly a research effort researchers wouldn't reveal the results to the participants but That's how research is done. It's anonymous but in this case the organizers wanted to provide people with what could be useful information. And what are they finding joe well They only have one weekend's worth of data so far this is going to be the third weekend they've gone out but for the weekend of Twenty Fifth Twenty Six April. They looked at two hundred and thirty seven households four hundred fifty five people tested and from the result so far they say two thousand are infected or point two percent and that's where single point in time right that's right. That was just for that weekend but even that level. I know it sounds a little low can be problematic. Here's Ben L. of Oregon State who led the project. Two thousand is a sufficient level of that. If we were to reopen too quickly we would risk entering another epidemic exponential growth phase. So deal says expanded testing efforts like his will be important to help officials know when it's safe to reopen a community and catch flare up. Should they occur in Pairs Joe Palca? Thanks so much you bet. And that's a first for Saturday. May Ninth Twenty Twenty. I'm Scott Simon and I'm Lou Garcia Navarro. Up Burst is back Monday with news to start your week. There are also special episodes in this speed. From time to time you can follow us on social media anytime where up first on twitter and you can tune in on your Radio Weekend Edition. Saturday and Sunday mornings find your NPR station at stations NPR DOT Org There's a lot going on in the world right now. Ever just feel like you. WanNa talk it all out. Well I'm here to help. My Name. Is Sam Sanders I host. Npr's it's been a minute each week on my show a bunch of smart guests. 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