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"Till the region says unequivocally. They acknowledged the right of Israel to exist as an independent Jewish state. There will be no peace. Some other high profile Democrats. A debate was to be expected. Thanks is Mark MEREDITH. Minneapolis Police continue their investigation oven overnight shooting at a nightclub that left two people dead and eight others injured, one critically. Authorities say it began as an argument between two men. No arrests have been made. The secretary of defense addresses the West Point Class of 2021 Lloyd Austin, himself a graduate of West Point returned to the U. S Military Academy for the first time, a secretary of defense Saturday as the commencement speaker the next time that I see your commander in chief, and I see him often. Will report to him some very good news, and that good news is that reinforcements are on their way. The corps of Cadets was back at Mikey Stadium along New York's Hudson River. Austin told the newly commissioned second lieutenants of the U. S Army that it's time to put into practice. All they've been taught Karen McCue Fox News. The volcanic eruption in eastern Congo has turned the sky red and sent panic to residents in the nearby city of Goma, fleeing Government spokesman Tweeted that an evacuation plan for Goma has been activated. The city of two million is about six miles from the volcano. America is listening, Fox News Wi Mae All news at 602. I'm Steve Coming. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin delivered the commencement address today at the United States Military Academy. Speaking to some 1000 cadets, Boston said they were graduating during.
Chinese Rocket Debris Expected to Hit Earth This Weekend
"Air blasting the United States for making too big a deal about their 100 FT rocket that's due to come crashing to earth sometime this weekend. I didn't know we were making that big of a deal about it, apparently just the fact that we are talking about it. It all has China very upset. Well, don't launch rockets in the space and then not have a plan for them to come back. You idiots. Apparently, we don't know, but apparently we're not gonna be shooting it down, either they because people were talking about is doing that. I don't know how you're gonna be able. If you don't know where it's gonna land. Are you gonna be able to anyway? I think they're going to get like a couple of hours. They'll have like a two hour window window of when it you know, sort of re enters the atmosphere when they'll be like Okay. Now we know basically the radius of of impact. In a story published by the country state media, the officials criticized Western hype of the China threat and space technology advancement, adding. It's Completely normal for rocket debris to return to earth. Chinese experts conclude The rocket, which helped carry the country's new space station in orbit last week, will likely fall in international waters, and they're right. Yeah, my most likely cause a lot of water on the planet. You know, there's a chance. What if it doesn't if there's if there's a there's a possibility here, Um, it could land on the third Precinct. It's still a shell E mean that zero notice to say it way. Just be our luck. It would just be our Like that The rocket would land like, you know, somewhere in the twin cities, something that just got rebuilt from the right right right. And that's something that the DFL ongoing capitalize on and try to get more money from the taxpayers to fix. Us. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin agrees. There's not a strong chance the rocket will. There's a strong chance the rocket will land in the ocean, he says. There's also a chance it won't For those of us who operate in the space domain. There should be a requirement to operate in a safe and thoughtful mode and make sure we take those kinds of things into consideration, adding. We had the capability to do a lot of things. We don't plan to shoot it. Down as we speak, he says. We don't have a plan to shoot it down as we speak, and that could be interpreted in a few different ways. That's true that could be interpreted as we don't think it will be necessary to shoot it down or
Panel: End Commanders' Power to Block Military Sex Cases
"A Pentagon panel is recommending a major reversal and how the military handles sexual assault cases BJP has learned a commission set up by Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin says independent authority should make decisions on whether to prosecute troops for sexual assault and not commanders it's a change of lawmakers have long sought the Pentagon has strongly argued for decades that such cases should stay in the military chain of command two senior defense officials say Austin expects to get input for military service leaders before making any final decision but fighting sex assault in the ranks as a top priority for Austin a retired four star general the fact that this recommendation was made so directly and to quickly suggests it'll carry a lot of weight Sager mag ani Washington
Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11.
"I'm anthony davis president. Joe biden plans to withdraw the remaining two. And a half thousand. Us troops from afghanistan by september eleven. Twenty years to the day off to the al qaeda attacks that triggered america's longest war. Us officials said yesterday disclosure of the plan came on the same day that the us intelligence community released a gloomy outlook for afghanistan. Forecasting low chances of a peace deal this year and warning that its government would struggle to hold the taliban insurgency at bay if the us led coalition withdraws support. Biden's decision. would miss say may first deadline for withdrawal agreed to with the taliban by his predecessor. Donald trump the insurgents had threatened to resume hostilities against foreign troops. If that deadline was missed but biden would still be setting near-term withdrawal date potentially allaying taliban concerns a senior biden. Administration officials said. The pull outs would begin before may first and could be complete well. Before the september eleven deadline significantly it would not be subject to further conditions including security all human rights. Us secretary of state anthony blinken and s. defense secretary. Lloyd austin are expected to discuss the decision with nato allies in brussels. Today biden's decision suggests he has concluded that the us military presence will no longer be decisive. Achieving a lasting peace in afghanistan a core pentagon assumption. That has long underpinned. American troop deployments joe biden's administration has told congress is proceeding with more than twenty three billion dollars in weapons sales to the united arab emirates including
Iran Calls Natanz Atomic Site Blackout 'Nuclear Terrorism'
"On sunday described a blackout at its underground natanz atomic facility. An active nuclear terrorism reading regional tensions as well as powers and tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal while there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Suspicion fell immediately on israel where it's media nearly uniformly reported. A devastating cyber attack orchestrated by the country causing the blackout. If israel was responsible it further heightened tensions between the two nations already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider middle east israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who met on sunday with. Us defense secretary. Lloyd austin has vowed to do everything in his power to stop the nuclear deal. Details remained few about what happened. Leeann sunday morning at the facility which was initially described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding. It's above ground workshops and underground enrichment holes. The i a the united nations body that monitors tehran's atomic programme earlier said it was aware of media reports about the incident at natanz and had spoken with iranian officials about it however natanz has been targeted by sabotage in the past the stuxnet computer virus discovered in two thousand ten and widely believed to be a joint. Us isreaeli creation wants disrupted and destroyed iranian centrifuges in natanz amid a period of western fears about tehran's program natanz suffered a mysterious explosion at its advanced centrifuge assembly plant in july that authorities later described as sabotage
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Visits Israel
"Lloyd Austin is in Israel, where officials are concerned about a possible US return to the Iran nuclear deal. As NPR's Daniel Estrin reports. The visit comes as Iran claims a terrorist act sabotage their nuclear facility. Iran reported a suspicious power outage that they're Natanz nuclear facility shortly after they started operating advanced centrifuges. Israeli Public Broadcasting quotes an unnamed intelligence official as saying it was an Israeli cyber attack. This comes as defense secretary Austin became the first senior Biden administration official to visit Israel officials are discussing the Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump Administration left and which President Biden is considering rejoining. That concerns Israel, which has been accused of disruptions to Iranian nuclear activities. Israel and Iran have also recently reported a string of attacks on their ships at sea.
Iran Says Natanz Nuclear Site Hit by Terrorism
"Chief says an act of nuclear terrorism has struck the country's natanz facility in tehran reserves the right to take action against the perpetrators. The site lost power above and below ground. This morning. The incident comes says defense secretary. Lloyd austin arrived in israel today on his first visit. There is a member of the biden administration austin spoke after meeting with his israeli counterpart. We address the broad range of defence issues to include. Israel's long-term planning for defense acquisitions and regional security challenges and us support for efforts to normalize relations between israel and arab and muslim majority nations biden. Administration is working to revive the two thousand fifteen nuclear chord with iran which israel strongly opposes. The
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin lands in Israel
"His first trip, there is Pentagon chief Wanted to convey the Biden Harris administration's strong commitment to Israel and the Israeli people he met with ministers, including Benny Johnson said They talked about regional security challenges and U. S support for normalizing relations between Israel and other Arab nations. Saturday set a record for coronavirus
The Pentagon Releases New Transgender Policies
"The Pentagon on Wednesday. Some people might think this is an April fool's joke, but Announced new policies undoing the Trump era regulations that Basically banned transgender people from serving in the military. And they issued new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition. On the new department regulations allow transgender people who meet military standards to enlist and serve openly in their self identify gender. They'll be able to get medically necessary. Transition related care authorized my loss and officials who Spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal decisions not yet made public and that happens all the time out of the government. But That changes come after a two month Pentagon review aimed at developing guidelines for the new policy, which was announced by President Biden just days after he took office. Back in January, and his executive order overturned a trump policy. And immediately prohibited any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. And Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin then gave the Pentagon two months to finalize the more detailed regulations. That the military services will follow. And the new rules also prohibit discrimination based on gender
Reversing Trump, Pentagon releases new transgender policies
"My administration is rolling back Trump Administration era policies that largely banned a transgender people from serving in the military. MPR's Windsor Johnson reports. The announcement from the Pentagon coincides with international transgender Day visibility. The new regulations allow transgender people who meet military standards to enlist and serve openly in their self identify gender. And be able to get medically necessary transition related care. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby quoted Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in announcing the policy changes, we would be rendering ourselves less fit to the task. If we excluded from our ranks, people who meet our standards and you have the skills and devotion to service in uniforms. This is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do. The Pentagon is also expected to re examine the records of service members who were discharged or denied re enlistment because of gender identity issues under the previous
North Korea fired at least one missile over the weekend, U.S. officials say
"Fired short range missiles this past weekend, just days after Kim Jong UN's sister threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises. The missile tests, which were confirmed by two senior Biden administration officials, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity. Also come is North Korea ignored offers. From the new administration to resume negotiations. President Biden told reporters this evening that the actions by the North are no different than in years past, which seems to contradict defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The guy's spokesman, John Kirby, The secretary is concerned at the Significant changes that have been taking place in the PR CES strategic forces on Dhere. He's also concerned about the lack of transparency. The officials downplayed the significance of the missile test and said that the Biden administration remains committed to resuming talks with North Korea. I'm Tim McGuire, AP
U.S. defense chief visits Afghanistan as troop deadline looms
"The new. Us defense secretary made a surprise trip to afghanistan. It's his first trip to the home of america's longest war as pentagon chief and he met with the afghan president. The trip is happening as president biden faces an upcoming deadline to decide whether or not to withdraw. Us troops from the country by may i. That's the timeline. The trump administration had agreed on early last year deal with the taliban there in afghanistan and as part of that deal the us would withdraw troops from the country by may in exchange the taliban a militant group. They're in the country promised to do things like end attacks on afghan security forces in stop all support of terrorist groups at this point defense secretary. Lloyd austin will not say whether the taliban is keeping up their side of the deal but political reports he did say violence in the country is still too high and some top generals are warning that may first deadline would be too soon to send troops home.
Defense Secretary Austin makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
"Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to meet with its leader, CBS News military consultant Jeff McCausland, says Austin is steering clear of the May 1st deadline for a U. S. Troop withdrawal brokered by the previous Trump Administration secretary also went on to say on Twitter. He had made this visit to quote, Listen and learn, And this would inform his just patient in the ongoing review to return what actions that by administration will take over the next few weeks.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan
"The U. S Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has called for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan during a brief, unannounced visit to Kabul. After talks with the Afghan president. The former Army general refused to be drawn on whether Washington still plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by May.
Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan ahead of troop withdrawal deadline
"Secretary Lloyd Austin is meeting with the president of Afghanistan. He arrived in Kabul today, marking his first trip to the country as Pentagon chief. NPR's D headed reports. Austin's visit comes amid uncertainty as to how long American forces will stay in the country. Defense Secretary Austin's unannounced visit was first reported by local media. He arrived in Kabul from India. He's expected to make senior officials including the Afghan president, Ashraf Honey. His visit comes days after President Biden said it would be tough to meet him a first deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. US agreed to that deadline in a deal side with the Taliban lost February. But Biden said American forces wouldn't stay a lot longer. The Taliban, though, have warned of consequences if that deal isn't met. That could include renewed attacks on foreign forces. Indeed. NPR NEWS ISLAMABAD
Defense Secretary Austin makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan
"U. S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has called for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan during a brief, unannounced visit to Kabul. Speaking after talks with President Ashraf Ghani, Mr Austin refused to be drawn on whether the Biden administration still plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by May, as stipulated in the U. S agreement with the Taliban last year. His are Afghanistan. Correspondent Secunda Kamani. Many analysts now see a Z being increasingly unlikely that American forces will be withdrawn by made the first. But if that's the case, us needs to somehow smooth things over with the Taliban, because the fear is that if they don't the Taliban will intensify their violence. They'll resume attacks against international forces. The one thing they haven't done over the Course of the past year, So there's a diplomatic push going on to try and find try and make some kind of progress really in the peace process before May, the first
"lloyd austin" Discussed on KOMO
"Lloyd Austin, making a surprise visit to Afghanistan, arriving in Kabul, his first trip there as Pentagon chief. Dave Packer, ABC News HOMO News 1000 FM 97 7. Morning 11 31. Now in Seattle, we have drizzle going on here. 44 our current temperature and snow headed for the mountains. I'm r. Christopher. Now top stories we have from the coma. 24 7 News Center speaking a mountain pass travel coma news now learning a state trooper hit along. I 90 today near Snoqualmie Pass. Here's what we have. Trooper apparently was out with an abandoned vehicle facing the wrong way on the left media near Mile Post 51 that's gonna pick up truck lost control and struck his patrol car. Now it's not clear if the trooper was in the car at the time or outside of it. The trooper suffered neck, ankle and back injuries were told and transported to a nearby hospital. The driver of the pickup suffered an arm injury. Both the pickup and the State Patrol Cruiser shall major damage or not drive a Belozoglu weather conditions at the time showing snow and slush and places With light snow, clad in county sheriff's office have an alleged suspect for having stolen mail, which includes a few stimulus checks his earlier this week deputies finding a Dodge Durango inside Olympic National Park. It was the same vehicle that had been seen in surveillance video in connection with recent mail theft on Hurricane Ridge Road. Park Rangers then took over the investigation, finding male belonging to 80 different people. Some stimulus checks, 15 credit cards and four government issued I d cards inside the Durango suspect's been identified as 32 year old Michael Reilly of Port Angeles. He was found it near the gringo. Destination. Still, with every police responding to a rollover crash early today, on arrival, we found the driver with injuries inside a car. It pecks drive and evergreen way. What this is telling police they heard shots fired from an older truck that was present before the crash. Driver of the rollover car did not have any gunshot wounds. He was transported to Providence Hospital with injuries abstained from the crash. Major crimes of traffic detail crew shut down the area for their investigation checking on the NC double a tournament Saturday for the men's tournament number. 14 seat Eastern Washington was all about the groves brothers Tanner and Jacob, who dominated in the first round matchup against number three seed Kansas. Fact he's from Washington had the lead at halftime. 46 38. The Groves brothers combined for an incredible 58 points, despite the team losing the Kansas 93 84 CBS sports Reporting. That's the second most points scored by brothers in an NC double the tournament games since 1953 now for the Bulldogs. They cruise. They're opening around the last night against North Fork State sand back to the hotel until one o'clock this morning. Things get busy and tougher for them. They only have today for a practice, and then they faced Oklahoma Tomorrow and Hinkle Fieldhouse. Game time in 11:40 A.m.. Seattle time. Set your timer 11 34 our time here at home a news and we have a look at traffic for you right now. Curtis Calhoun at the tube in law Group Traffic Center. Oh, yes. Um, good news looks again earlier, crashing the rent in the area North bound four or five days before the 167 interchange has been cleared out the two left lanes and looks like the stop ago. Action there has really late and up. On earlier crash North and five in the Lakeview Boulevard has also been cleared out of the right lane. Both directions of I five over the scattered slowing through downtown Seattle and Tacoma and traction tires advised over some call me past Curtis Cow. Come on, let's get to our weather. Now you're Sarah planning your Sunday plenty of showers out there under grace guys temperatures,.
Defense secretary travels to Afghanistan as troop withdrawal deadline looms
"With the May 1st deadline for a U. S troop withdrawal, drawing near Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sat down with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani really wanted to listen to him and and to Understand what his concerns were. See, See the landscape through his eyes and Austin's. It's Austin's first trip to Afghanistan since his
US defense secretary makes first visit to Afghanistan amid questions about how long troops will stay
"North Texas. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is in Afghanistan, according to state media, his first visit to the country as defense chief comes his questions are raised about how long U. S troops will stay there. President Biden has said it'll be tough to meet Ah
US, India pledge to strengthen defense ties, expand military engagement
"Top officials from india and the united states pledged to expand their military cooperation. Both countries remained concerned over china's growing influence in the pacific region secretary of defense. Lloyd austin is in india where he spoke during a joint press briefing. It's clear that the importance of this partnership and its impact to the international rules based order will only grow in the years ahead. Virtual meeting was held last week among leaders of australia. India japan and the us they make up the four indo pacific nations known as the
"lloyd austin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"So yes, Lloyd Austin, First United States Black U. S defense secretary and first and foremost, it should be noted that Secretary Austin's had a stellar military career and that Should be praised, among other accomplishments. He's become here he became, I should, say the commanding US general of armed forces in Iraq starting in 2010. He has many other distinguish INTs. But now the defense secretary has ordered all branches of the military to enact a stand down. Within the next 60 days so they can address supposed internal threats posed by white supremacists and other form of extremism. The Pentagon on Wednesday said it was still uncertain how to grapple with the problem extremism in the ranks and announced a military wide pause to allow troops and commanders a chance to focus on the issue. Now I believe that this lack of appreciation for the integrity and character of our armed forces was demonstrated in the days before the inauguration when it was suggested that the same National Guard forces requested to be at the Capitol specifically requested to be there could in any way pose a danger to President Biden or anyone in his administration. And now we see that same lack of appreciation echoed In this order. Nothing happened from our members in the armed forces. They all performed diligently and honorably. But Secretary Austin has since gave this order it was on Wednesday during a meeting with leaders Of each of the military branches, including Chairman of Joint Chiefs General Mark Miley and Vice Chairman General John Heighten now reportedly quote there wasn't one being in the room and that didn't agree that there wasn't a problem. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said. Now if I were in the military, I can't imagine how it would make me feel to know that their commanding officers are my commanding officers felt this way about the troops. Now, as a matter fact, if anyone in the audience is a service member, and they want to China and feel free to call at 317239, 93 93 Dani wants with the phone. Let me know how you feel about you know your commanding officers. Opinions of white supremacists within the military, because that seems to be very insulting.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"S foreign policy and security Securing America. Climate envoy John Kerry says the nation's 17 intelligence agencies they're going to come together to assess danger, damage and risk to give all of us Even deeper understanding of the challenges that first time a president has ever done that the Pentagon will start incorporating climate change into its new national defense strategy. In a statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said As directed by the president, we won't clue the security implications of climate change and our risk analyses strategy development in planning guidance. Rachel Sutherland. Fox is one thing included in President Biden's executive actions yesterday will reverse the Trump era policy that restricted federal funding to international organizations that provide abortions or abortion counseling in Kansas. Lawmakers are asking citizens to consider the abortion issue. Voters will get their chance to decide the fate of a proposed pro Life amendment to the Kansas Constitution. During the primary election in 2022 States. Senate approved the anti abortion measure on 28 11 votes. State House previously backed it last week, the measure would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision. It found that access to abortion is a fundamental right. If approved, the amendment wouldn't be an all out ban on the procedure that could ultimately paved the way for outlawing the practice in Kansas, Tom Graham, Fox News and Incident and Fort Bliss in Texas. During training in the field. U. S soldiers, two of them in critical condition after ingesting an unknown substance. Nine others were also injured. Now back to Wall Street. We mentioned games stop well in general stocks could go back down down features..
"lloyd austin" Discussed on KCRW
"Edition from NPR News. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro. Two weeks after a violent mob carried racist symbols into the capital, Army General Lloyd Austin, now the first black secretary of defense, was on Capitol Hill for his confirmation hearing. Austin told senators he is aware that some in the mob had connections to the military, and he promised To crack down on the job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies. We can't do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks, But as NPR's Quil Lawrence reports, the military has been making similar promises for years, with so far little to show. Dozens of vets are still serving military took part in the January 6th attack on Congress. Another dozen members of the National Guard were removed from the detail of guarding President Joe Biden's inauguration at least two for extremist connections. With a million people in the military. That's a small number less than 1%, but still significant. If I say Hey, less than 1% of that drink that you've got his sign I did you step in another time. Carter Smith worked Army criminal investigations for 22 years or less than 1% of your sandwiches. Dog crap. Are you taking another body? You're going to get you another sandwich. Smith is skeptical of Pentagon promises after spending decades trying to root out gangs and white supremacist from the military. Just last month, a Pentagon report admitted there is still no standardized data about the numbers and suggested further research is needed. Earlier this month, a senior defense official told NPR There's been an increase in extremist activity in 2020, but that official had no figures on recruits disqualified or troops facing discipline or criminal charges. Troops who are radicalized aren't always easy to spot, Smith says, since many lay low while in service with the aim of picking up military skills, they're just good at keeping hidden because they're a small fraction of the military. But when you loose that on a civilian society that doesn't have the ability to track it down or identify. It's literally like poison. He says. It's important to focus on active duty troops because there's much less that can be done once they become veterans. It's not easy, but there are mechanisms for active duty troops to be punished for hate group activity. Once troops become civilians, veterans, they conjoined whatever group they choose, and even hate speech is protected by the First Amendment. But even when the military kicks out a Klansman or militia member, unless there's a crime, they have no system to tell the local police or FBI. If somebody's thrown out of the military for white supremacist activities, you need to let the FBI know about it. Heidi by Rick is with the global project against hate and extremism, she says. The military has some good regulations on the books. Sharing data with federal authorities, for example, has been the law since 1990. The military just doesn't do it. And she suggests more vetting, looking at recruits social media accounts and keeping a tattoo database of hate group insignia by Rick is encouraged by one thing, though One of the big problems of the last four years is we didn't have somebody in the White House. Who would unequivocally denounce white supremacy and anti government extremism and doing that is actually a big deal. What the commander in chief says matters in the military. And so it makes a big difference when public figures and elected officials take a stand against white supremacy, and hopefully we're going to return to that that was the norm, no matter who was in office, Republican or Democrat for some time. Until these past four years, she watched the Senate confirmation hearings for General Lloyd Austin, And while he didn't offer many specifics, she was encouraged that he clearly stated extremists will not be tolerated inside the military. And having a black man lead the Pentagon for the first time, will also send a message from the new commander in chief. Quil Lawrence. NPR news Hours after being sworn in. Last week, President Biden took his first official steps to address climate change. He revoked a permit for a controversial oil pipeline and rejoined the Paris climate agreement, which the Trump Administration had withdrawn from. To talk about the shift and what more to expect. We're joined now by Nathan Rott, a member of NPR's climate team. Good morning. Hey, Good morning, So let's start with the big headline rejoining the Paris climate Agreement. Significant in principle, but doesn't really mean anything. Yeah, I mean, look, it means the U. S isn't on the outside looking in when it comes to international efforts to stave off catastrophic climate change. So that's pretty significant. You know, nearly 200 countries signed on to the Paris Accord, which aims to limit global warming to Ah, let's say quasi, I may be manageable level, and the U. S. Is the only country that had withdrawn from that. And the irony is that the U. S was one of the key architects in making the agreement back in 2015. Here's Shyla Raghav, who's with the environmental group Conservation International. The four years of reversals, rollbacks and United States, having neglected or abdicated its its role or responsibility and addressing climate change definitely had a negative impact on the kind of global motivation and pace of action on climate change. That's why she says, you know, having by and rejoin the agreement on his first day in office is so meaningful, you know, it sends a clear six Go to the rest of the world that the US is serious about addressing climate change again, and that's important, of course, because the U. S can sort of leverage its own power toe help move other countries along like China and India. That's important on a sort of global level. But what does it mean for me? And you so honestly? Not that much? You know, at least not right now. I wasn't expecting that. Okay. You know, we're not entirely sure what strategies Biden is actually gonna use to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions. We know that he's likely to invest money in renewable energy sources He made tough in.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on KOMO
"Senate confirming Lloyd Austin is secretary of Defense Today. The Senate has confirmed Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense for the Biden administration, by a vote of 93 to 2, the retired Army general becomes the first African American to lead the Defense Department. Austin is the second biting nominee to be confirmed by the Senate. Several. Haynes was confirmed Wednesday night by a vote of 84 to 10 to serve as director of national Intelligence. Another history making vote, Haynes will be the first woman to serve as the nation's top intelligence official. Karen Travers. ABC NEWS Washington Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation vote could come later today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirming that the impeachment article against former President Trump will be sent to the Senate on Monday. The Senate, though still working on a time line for a trial. Single charge of inciting insurrection for his role alleged role in the U. S Capitol attack today. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, We have three essential items on our plate. One, the confirmation of President Biden's Cabinet and other key officials. To legislation to provide desperately needed Covad Relief. Three a second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The Senate must and will do all three. The White House press secretary will hold a briefing this hour and President Biden expected to sign more executive orders this afternoon. The loss of a legend Hey was baseball's home run King over taken years later by Barry Bonds, But Bonds record carries controversy. Black man.
"lloyd austin" Discussed on KOMO
"To food assistance. Another will require federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage. The administration has also taken action on immigration policy, stopping most deportations for 100 days. Starting today, Congress has sent the president the first bill that he will sign into law. It's a measure to allow retired General Lloyd Austin as his secretary of defense. The House and the Senate yesterday easily passed a waiver. That would allow Austin to hold the position and clear the way for him to be confirmed as the defense secretary today. The action on his nomination comes despite bipartisan concerns about preserving civilian control of the military. Austin would be the first black secretary of defense in U. S history. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House is ready to proceed with former President Trump's second impeachment trial, but She says Transmission of the articles is being held up by questions about how the trial will work We will be and then every few days I'll be talking with the managers as to when the Senate will be ready for the trial. ABC News correspondent John Parkinson is with us this morning from the nation's capital. Good Morning, John Morning, Greg. What are the Republicans saying about all of this or were they willing to go along? Well, it's really now the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, trying to delay this timeline. He's proposed that they, you know, don't start this until the president former president's defense team is Able Tol work out its strategy, a zoo we saw yesterday, President Trump finally hired his first letter T O help defend him from this impeachment case. But all the lawyers that helped him the first time around about a year ago and said that they don't want to be part of this. And even the president's own personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said that he won't be part of the defense strategy either. Once this comes to trial in the Senate, so I think that you know, as you looked at commitment, Connell's Trying to delay this as much as you can. It's really in Speaker Pelosi and Chuck Schumer's hands right now, But McConnell, you know is working his best to try and delay this. You know, One thing about that delay is that I want to highlight is, I think the longer it takes To get this trial underway, The less likely there will be Senate Republicans to vote to convict the president. You know, just the more time that passes since the capital, please. I think that you know, it's just less likely that A lot of these Republicans who said that they, you know, appreciated what the House was doing. The bill ultimately vote to convict the president. So that's something to watch for, as well. Thanks for the update. We appreciate it. ABC is John Parkinson with US from Washington, D. C. Japan is dismissing reports that the Tokyo Olympics are being canceled. Multiple reports say that the Japanese government has concluded that this year's games this summer would have to be canceled because of the pandemic. Today, a Japanese government spokesman said. There's no truth to the rumors. Japan's prime minister says he's determined to hold the Tokyo Olympics as proof that quote mankind has overcome the virus. The games are scheduled for July. 23rd come on his time. 5 50.
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"Senate confirmation hearing scheduled for today for several members of the President elect's Cabinet. The nominees to have the State Department, the Pentagon, Homeland Security and Treasury Department are among those appearing before Senate committees. Treasury nominee Janet Yellen is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee at this hour and April. Haynes, nominated as director of National Intelligence, is answering questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Virginia U. S. Senator Mark Warner, the vice chair of that committee, said this morning that President Trump has done a lot of damage to the intelligence community. Our intelligence professionals have been unfairly maligned. Their expertise, knowledge and analysis has often been ignored, or even sometimes ridiculed. By a president who seems oftentimes UN interested in facts have confirmed Haines would be the first female Deanna a job that was created following the 9 11 attacks. The nominees are unlikely to be confirmed, though, by inauguration Day tomorrow, but they could get a vote within the next few days to a week. However, for Lloyd Austin, the retired four Army four star Army general who's nominated as defense secretary, a waiver is also required from Congress. That's because he's only been out of uniform for four years. A federal law Requires anyone who leads the Pentagon to have been out of the military for at least seven years. While a group of 15 former Defense Department officials support the waiver for Austin, the hill reporting they sent a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is holding that hearing on his nomination today. Among those who signed it former secretaries of defense, including Chuck Hagel and Leon Panetta, As well as former deputies and secretaries of armed service branches. They say the country needs an experienced, competent, organized and respected secretary of defense. Three Democrats on the Armed Services Committee opposed the waiver as too many Republicans up ahead. We'll see how the forecast is shaping up for Inauguration Day tomorrow and the rest of today as well. 11 37.
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"News. This is all things considered. I'm Ailsa Chang in Los Angeles and I'm Ari Shapiro In Washington, Joe Biden appeared with his pick for defense secretary today. Retired General Lloyd Austin. There's been some pushback to that choice because he recently served in uniform. He's being chosen to be the top civilian leader of the Pentagon. It's just the latest example of pressure that Biden is feeling over his Cabinet choices and here to talk with us more about that, as NPR's Scott Jetro who's covering the Biden transition. Hi, Scott. Hey, Good afternoon. Seems like this Austin pick caught a lot of Democrats by surprise. Is there any sense that this could create problems with the confirmation process? Yeah, often would be the very first black defense Secretary. Biden has worked closely with him. He knows and trusts him. But the fact that he has only been out of active duty for four years means that he's not actually allowed to be able to serve as defense secretary. Unless Congress passes a waiver in both chambers Okaying that, and that would be in additional, in addition to the usual Senate confirmation, So the fact that Ah lot of Democrats on the Hill had not been given a real heads up was notable and surprising, since Congress is going to really need to okay this pick even more than other Cabinet positions, and also because Joe Biden has made such a big deal about his relationships with lawmakers and his time in Congress. Tell us more about why this law is important. I mean, it's unique to the Defense Department position, right? Yeah, just stepping back. One of the basic core beliefs that shape this country along with, you know, selecting leaders through elections is civilian control of the military that the president the people make final decisions, not the people in uniform. So many times throughout world history. We have seen military's overthrow governments, and that's something that was very top of mind at the founding of this country and ever since, so to really underscore that principal Congress passed a law Saying that any defense secretary who had previously served would need to be retired from active duty for at least seven years. Now. Four years ago, President Trump nominated James Mattis, who had not been retired for long enough that Congress passed a waiver, saying he could hold the position anyway. At the time. A lot of Democrats were skeptical and said, We do not want to do this ever again. And this is something that Austen directly addressed when he appeared with Biden this afternoon. I come to this role this new role as a As a civilian leader. With military experience to be sure. But also with a deep appreciation and reverence for the prevailing wisdom of civilian control of our military. It is worth pointing out that a lot of Democrats are raising concerns. But we did see some of the hard lines from some key Democrats really soften over the past couple days. They seem to be open to the idea may be okay with it. Biden has been facing a lot of pressure to make good on his pledge to bring diversity into his Cabinet. And in another part of the program we hear from a former colleague of General Austin's about the significance of having a black man in that role. What else are we learning about Biden's choices this week? We found out that he is planning a nominating Ohio Congresswoman Marsha Fudge, too, had the Housing and Urban Development Department and that's interesting because she had earlier made it clear she was not really interested in running HUD. She wanted to be Agriculture secretary. Fudge represents Cleveland. She's the former head of the Congressional Black Caucus, and she's a longtime member of the Agriculture Committee. And she had been making the case that the Department of Agriculture has a lot of control over policies that affect people in cities people of color, even though it is often viewed and thought of as a department that focuses on rural issues. So instead, Biden is nominating long time Allie top ally, Tom Vilsack for agriculture, and if that sounds familiar, it's because he held that job for all eight years of the Obama administration. This is another example of Biden really valuing loyalty and long relationships, even if it causes some frustration from other corners of the party. That's NPR political correspondent Scott Tetro. Thank you. Thank you. Federal regulators meet tomorrow to consider whether they will approve Fizer is brand new Corona virus vaccine. It's been developed in record time, and you could say it's a bit fussy. The vaccine has to be transported and stored at ultra cold temperatures. Or it may not work As NPR's Sarah McCammon reports, health care providers are scrambling to prepare for an unprecedented and high stakes rollout. John Horton and his co workers aren't sleeping so well. These days I had a dream and others. I was opening the freezer and I was Taking something out of the freezer and putting it in something else. It was just like who Horton is in charge of pharmacy operations at Xanterra Healthcare Network based in Norfolk, Virginia. He has a lot to sort through because of a certain point. You're just trying to figure out what needs to be done next. Right? So you're focusing. On this process and as you Open up that door, You learn a little more at some terrorist Norfolk General Hospital officials are working out every detail of the logistics involved in rolling out this brand new vaccine one that has.
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"The first Are congratulating Joe Biden take pride in his considerable accomplishments and help him Off to a good start. President Trump, making it clear he'll keep fighting the election results, hoping the Supreme Court helps overturn the seven million more votes Joe Biden received and he failed. ABC NEWS Washington Tonight, The U. S Justice Department is confirming that it has launched a federal criminal investigation into Joe Biden son Hunter Biden, CNN. And other media outlets say that the investigation focuses on Hunter Biden's business dealings in China. Joe Biden is not implicated, and Hunter Biden says he has not Done anything wrong. Joe Biden, formerly introducing his nominee for defense secretary, retired general Lloyd Austin. He is the person we need at this moment. Given the urgent threatened challenges of our nation's forces. He should be confirmed Swiftly. Joe Biter AUSTIN Lloyd Austin is the former head of U S Central Command. If confirmed, he'll be the first African American to lead the Pentagon, a four star Army general. What's happening with that Cove in 19 relief bill, Republicans and Democrats are still talking. Now the U. S House has passed a temporary government funding bill that prevents the government shutdown. Buy more time as the cove in 19 talks go forward. The Chicago police Department is in mourning tonight, a an off duty cop. Shot and killed his son during a domestic incident. This is, according to sources who talked to the Tribune and the Sun Times. The shooting happened at about 1 50 this morning at 56th and Nottingham. In the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, the FBI and Metro police looking for a man who allegedly fired a rifle on a train platform last week. At McCormick Place. A man removed a collapsible rifle from a backpack and he fired one round at the metro station at McCormick Place. Nobody was injured in that shooting, which happened on December 1st. But They have this guy on tape, the federal government and nearly every state, including Illinois, bringing anti trust action today against Facebook. Here's a B C's. Aaron captures the Federal Trade Commission asked the judge to order Facebook to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp services to restore competition to social networking. It's really critically important important That again. We block this predatory acquisition of company's New York attorney General, Tess James and 45. Other state attorneys general filed a related lawsuit that accused Facebook of abusing its market power to crush rivals. Restoring competition are lost. It will help consumers have alternatives to Facebook. Facebook said The government cleared its acquisitions years ago and now want to do over Aaron Kotowski, ABC NEWS New York Finally beleaguered Bears quarterback Mitchell True Biscuit has been hearing for three years now how the Bears traded up to get him in the draft, bypassing Patrick Mahomes and he, Shawn Watson. This week, John how the Bears played to Shawn Watson in the Houston Texans. So Mitchell is talking today. He says he tries not to get upset about all this. He says he doesn't control The narrative, so he will just trying to do his job and put his pants on one leg at a time. And just save a little bit of that tall cake you have made as an NFL player, you know, just save it and you'll be fine. You hit the life's lottery already. Don't worry about it. He never needs to work again. No, no. Just just go out there do the best you can. You're obviously a talented athlete. And even when it ends for the Bears, which it probably will. Somebody else will pick you up at a backup of price of all. I don't know. 809 $100,000 a year, maybe a million million two. You'll be okay. Nobody's gonna help hold the tag day from this. Yeah. WLS news time 608 The news sponsored in part by the mortgage experts of Team Hochberg Online at 56 david dot com Fever is the leading sign of covert 19 use an accurate thermometer for twice daily checks. Protect your loved ones with the Xidan temporal scanner. It takes an accurate reading in seconds and is the on Lee home thermometer recommended by hospitals, Physicians and clinics. Stay safe with extra gin. Bound like a crow to the junction 19 out found 15 Kennedy Informal here. 26 out. Found is 25 Eisenhower In from Thorndale 34 Outbound.
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"T o P at 5 36 President elect Biden's son, Hunter is said to be under federal investigation. The revelation came in a statement from the Biden transition team, quoting Hunter Biden. President elect son says the top federal prosecutor in Delaware has informed his attorney that his quote tax affairs are under investigation. There's been no comment from the U. S attorney's office in Wilmington or the Justice Department in Washington. I'd say President elect Biden is quote deeply proud of his son who has fought through difficult challenges on Lee to emerge stronger that CBS News White House correspondent Stephen Portnoy Meantime, the president elect introduced the retired four star general to be his defense secretary Stays nomination of Lloyd Austin is somewhat fraught, though, given a law prohibiting such appointments to civilian posts that lava was raved. Wave that is back in 2017 for President. Trump's first defense secretary, retired Marine General Jim Mattis, Austin serve 41 years in the Army. He retired in 2016. He would be the Pentagon's first black leader. I'd come to this role this new role as a The civilian leader with military experience, to be sure, but also with a deep appreciation and reverence for the prevailing wisdom. Of civilian control of our military, Lloyd Austin said that you've confirmed by the Senate, he would surround himself with civilian officials and advisers to ensure accountability. Big problems on the outer loop of the Beltway in Prince George's County and on the Bay Bridge. Dave Tilden has details next 5 37 years. Greg Myers, vice president, U S. Federal Microsoft Imagine being able to harness the power of the cloud at the tactical edge and connected, disconnected and denied environments with Microsoft. Azure Stack Edge suite of products you can I trusted as your hybrid cloud enables innovation anywhere, extending our hyper scale compute capabilities to even the most challenging edge location. Jin's ruggedized to meet military.
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"P News minute, President elect Joe Biden introduced retired Army General Lloyd Austin as his choice to lead the Defense Department. He's loved by the men and women of the armed forces. Feared by our adversaries known and respected by our allies. He shares my deeply held belief. The values of America's alliances. Austin would be the first African American to lead the Pentagon. The president elect would need a waiver four years ago. I hung up my uniform for the last time. Austin is recently retired and went from being General Lloyd Austin. Lloyd Austin, I would not be asking for this exception. Had not if I did not believe This moment in our history. Didn't call for it. It does call for And if I didn't have the faith I have in Lloyd Austin to ask for a waiver was granted for Jim Mattis in 2017. I'm Ed Donahue. I'm Ed Donahue with an AP News Minute Canada has approved a Corona virus vaccine from Visor and buy on Tech. The authorization follows a really rigorous review of all the scientific and technical data from the clinical trials and on the manufacturing and all the pre clinical data. All the research that has gone into the vaccine so far. Dr Supriya Sharma is Canada's chief medical officer in the U. S approval is expected tomorrow from the Food and Drug Administration on a vaccine for emergency use. Debate in Congress continues on a new coronavirus economic relief bill. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is not pleased with Treasury Secretary Steven Notions idea. Cut jobless benefits cutting unemployment, to the extent he has is not gonna take much. It's not going to get much support among any Democrats. California changed its rules overnight to allow outdoor playgrounds to stay open in regions under strict stay at home orders, playground advocates said. Children need fresh air and exercise for their emotional and physical help. I'm Ed Donahue AP.
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"Providing plans to dominate retired four star Army General Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, according to people familiar with the decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Austin accepted the offer. Over the weekend, he has held several senior level Defense Department positions, including his head of U. S Central Command. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first black Pentagon chief Austin retired from the Army in 2016. Which means he would require a congressional waiver to take the job, and some Democrats may be reluctant to approve the waver. Greg Clugston, the White House the Trump Administration has died back in the Capitol Hill's confusing covert 19 negotiations. Offering $916 billion package to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The dad's a $600 direct payment Most Americans Treasury Secretary Steven Dilution made the offer to Pelosi late Tuesday, breaking news and analysis of town hall dot com. Going comedy reported more cancelations for it's 7 37 Max Jet, Boeing reported. 88 orders for the planes were canceled in November that pushes the total to 536 cancelations. For the year. Virgin Australia had ordered 48 Max jets, but that was revised down to 25. The November figures don't include 75 Max jets that Irish carrier Ryanair said it would purchase in a flashy news conference held last week. The pandemic crushed demand for air travel. And despite revisions, the max itself still suffers from image problems after two crashes that Till 346 people. A Brazilian airline plans to operate the first Max flight with paying passengers since the grounding 21 months ago. I'm Jennifer King. Should get his cancel its annual football showdown with Ohio State side to get rising number of covert 19 cases when the Wolverines program Season ending Grudge match known as the game won't be played for the first time in 102 years. Or the story's a town hall dot com on Patrick Pause. Wcbm Baltimore big blocking high pressure out to our West.
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"We've been following first time. Latino voters as part of our every thirty seconds series. We call it that because just about every thirty seconds. A latino becomes eligible to vote in the us. The election is over of course but we wanted to give some young voters. We've been following a chance to reflect on what just happened. Brian cavada is a twenty year old afro latino teacher in college student he lives in greensboro north carolina and has been sharing stories about his politics and identity. It wasn't until my junior year in high school. When i realized i should be adding the afro part to my latino why is that. And what is next for vodka. Here's w unc reporter. Naomi perello brian. Cavada and his mom nor the men are feeling great. Right now. school's out for the both of them and the holidays are around the corner. Joe biden is now president-elect. Feel really good. You know he's in there for all of the all of the reasons that i want him to be in their four. He's the person that has the best team in my eyes. Ryan was undecided on who to vote for all year. He considered himself an independent voter in wanted to weighs options. But when biden pick senator comma harris as his running mate. Brian was sold especially because harris is a woman of color. This was his reaction a few months ago the elderly just put a while in face versus black woman vice president. Well i got my little intuition. She's gonna make things shake and you know. Try and succeed to make the world or the united states a better place but he also agreed on ends plan for educators and teachers it would increase teachers pay and help them pay off student loans. That was important to brian. Who's in school to be a teacher. He comes from a family of educators sitting next to him at home his mom nor the amena both of them reflect on harasses entrance for her acceptance speech. She came out there to some beyond say as new You know this is making us feel good again. You know minute. Spanish language instructor at the university of north carolina greensboro. She also feels good about the election results. She wishes she could discuss politics in the classroom but she had to stick to her lesson plan politics effects allowed in school in their education. You know because whoever is selected to represent that office kind of thick for a lot of students akzo the lack of access to educational resources. Both brian and men are iran ministers time. Voting in an election was in on. Dora's she says as a black woman on s she felt her votes in matter so she voted for the least likely person to win. Thirty years later she feels like her vote does matter even though president. Donald trump won north carolina. Herbal was for biden. I am glad that the number of people who came out to vote showed that we really wanted a change in whatever is going on right now. I cannot say that it didn't matter here just because he didn't win here in north carolina. But i see in other places. How did mater ryan feels different. He reflects on his political journey this year. And how being part of this radio project got his voice out across the nation. I don't vote counted because of you know round placed in the united states. But i think my voice matters. I hope i'll reach at least just one person and that one person from another state that was blue. You know helps oh. My voice mattered more than my vote this year and important political year and a year when brian has worked toward building teaching career in january. He's transferring from community college to the university in greensboro whereas mom teaches for the world. I'm naomi pirlo greensboro north carolina. Naomi pillow is with us on the line from greensboro high naomi. So you sat down with brian. Guevarra and his mom nodia mana numerous times throughout the year to really get to know them Especially brian as a first time. Voter one thing that emerged as you got to know. Brian is his identity as an afro. Latino how and why was it. So important to his political journey self-discovery. It was really important to him because he is part of both groups. That candidates usually try to go after they always are going after. Black voters and latino voters. So he's both and he he. He wanted to make sure that his voice was heard for his first time voting and he wants afro latinos to accurately be represented. So that was really important to him and then also on another note he wants to show the students that he teaches in the people. Who are listening to this. Every thirty seconds project that it's okay to be different because for a long time. He felt odd. He fell different because he would be told that. He's not latino on offer that he's not black enough as interesting so he wants to be seen. But how did he feel about being sought out for that dual identity. Um i did ask him. I was like does that feel. We're that you're in two spot. That candidates are trying to reach out to both latinos and black people in your both. And he's like. I just wanna make sure that i'm being heard and that people are doing it in an authentic way not just for the the token prize or something like that for you. Naomi as a reporter with any surprising moments as you reported on the latino vote in north carolina. I was surprised at the rapid growth of latinos in north carolina and the voters. We're almost at one million latinos in north carolina and that's grown from seventy five thousand in just thirty years to one million latinos so that was one of the big things that i was just so surprised at and then just on a different note i was. I was kinda surprised. At how many different types of latinos there are in north carolina. Just wasn't aware of it. But there's a lot of watermelons and undo it owns and salvadorans. So i was just very surprised at the At the makeup of the different latinos in our state one million people in one million different stories. As we've learned thanks to reporting like yours. Naomi preload report wnyc in greensboro north carolina and contributor to our every thirty seconds series naomi. We will hear from you again. I'm sure thank you so much for bringing us brian story. Thank you marco. It was one of those moments. When if you were alive you knew where you were. Forty years ago. This evening john lennon was shot and killed in front of his apartment building in new york city. A breathless eyewitness. Speaking to nbc news at the time had just seen him and his wife. Yoko ono get out of their limousine four.
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"This military hardware sold to taiwan by us corporations like lockheed martin and raytheon they make billions selling rockets radar. Even fighter jets to taiwan and beijing calls this brutal interference. Here's chinese state media. After a huge arms deal in october china's trawling rejects and condemns. Us arms sales to taiwan. Stop taiwan and any military links with taiwan see. It's confusing ambiguous. A diplomatic dance. Where a couple wrong moves and boom the two largest superpowers end up in a war. That's why professor. Tong says people in taiwan are now watching president. Donald trump very closely in his last days. I still think it is possible that he will send somebody to taiwan high ranking officers or even himself just speculation but if trump did go to taiwan he would be greeted by some taiwanese people who love his tough on china. Talk beijing would freak out. It would devour the news cycle and it would make president elect joe biden's first days in office miserable plus it would sort of fit trump's pattern. On taiwan president trump has almost destroy the strategic ambiguity past presidents. Wouldn't even get on the phone with taiwan's elected leaders but trump did just that in two thousand sixteen before he even got inside the white house saying or rather tweeting. Hey we sell taiwan billions and weapons. But i can't hop on a phone call more recently. Trump's into cabinet member to taiwan his health secretary and two weeks ago. A top military official went over. Mr trump has the attitude like a buzzer mr biden. It's much more like a shadow. Boxer expect biden to be more subtle tongue says pulling in allies to help get china off. Taiwan's back in a bloomberg interview. The incoming secretary of state anthony blinken suggest. Things will get more blase. I hope we can get back to at least managing taiwan way. We have from republicans we democratic administrations over the last decades. That's his hope. At least calm status quo polls show only one third of americans support even selling weapons to taiwan nevermind a bloody expensive war with china all over an island nearly seven thousand miles from the us mainland in the meantime taiwan can expect.
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"Kfbk. From ABC News. I'm Derek Dennis in the UK The very first dose of a newly approved Corona virus vaccine was administered early this morning Station A and 90 year old grandmother, Margaret Keane in getting the shot of Britain's Coventry University hospital, saying she feels privileged to be the first The second patient, reportedly an 81 year old poetically named William Shakespeare. The Trump administration pushing back against the New York Times report that it passed on buying up more doses of the pharaoh of the Fizer Corona virus vaccine early on, likely making it harder to get the drug now U. S officials involved with Operation Warp speed. Tell ABC News they didn't want to buy more vaccine from Fizer until they were sure that it would be authorized by the FDA. They also say that combined with vaccines from Madonna and other companies They will have enough vaccine to make sure that every American who wants to be vaccinated can be by the middle of next summer. ABC is Jonathan Karl. A hurdle for President elect Joe Biden's anticipated pick for defense secretary. Four star General Lloyd Austin will be the first African American ever in the job will need a waiver. Bringing in somebody who's on Lee just left. The U. S military that was four years ago requires a waiver. Now this is going to be the second time in four years we're gonna see this former Secretary Jim Mattis. He was a former Marine general and to serve as President Trump's first defense secretary. He needed a congressional waiver. That's because there's a federal law. Stipulates that there has to be a seven year gap between someone who has left the military conservatives the civilian leader by becoming defense Secretary. ABC is Louis Martinez. Chuck Yeager. Girl doesn't First human. The test pilot with the right stuff who first broke the sound barrier has died at the age of 97 is death, announced on Twitter last night by his wife, Victoria. Yeager was an Air Force pilot during World War two made history. The first to break that sound barrier in 1947. You're listening to ABC News now. Here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's news.
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"Retired four star Army General Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense, if confirmed by the Senate. Austin would be the first black person to leave the Pentagon. He retired from the Army in 2016. His appointment would require a congressional waiver to take the job. Many states locking down businesses and blaming the coronavirus in Erie County, New York, controller Steph ERM Oh, hi. Lou is bending the health Department from collecting shutdown related finds. Calling it his way of stopping hypocrisy is control arrive the authority to come up with a 100 year payment plan for those businesses that refined because they're hurting over coronavirus rules that people on the extreme left are making up for other people for small businesses or hurting and they don't follow the rules themselves Hotels Fox's Tucker Carlson Tonight he's locking down the health department's ability to deposit coronavirus related finds. And if that doesn't work He says he'll freeze their bank accounts. Following the latest recount. The state of Georgia has re certified. It's election Results of brother The governor Brian Camp, says he has no intention of calling a special session of the state Legislature to act on anything related to the presidential election or next month's Senate run offs. Michigan would be robber picks the wrong woman to assault police and whined at Michigan State. Tracy or say, goes, got out of rescue Viera Sunoco gas station and that's when it happened. That man jumped out of a car and came running and I could hear him. I was just starting to turn before he tackled me. But our se gal's husband is a black belt in martial art in some of that rubbed off on her didn't even has A T. I just started punching and kicking, and I didn't get a good shot to the groin. The area to that guy and his every guy knows a shot to the groin is enough to stop any.