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Census changes raise questions for states holding 2021 elections
"Judges in New York aggressively questioned the Trump Administration today about its plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the final census tally used to determine congressional seats and much more. The lawsuit against the president's memorandum, which came out in July, was filed by New York state on behalf of more than 20 other states as well. A cities like Chicago and immigrant groups to NPR's Hansi Lo Wong covers the census and he listened to the virtual hearing. Nancy. Thank you so much for joining us this afternoon. Thank you for having me. Jamie, can you remind us first? What the president's July memorandum actually says it calls for an unprecedented change. Toothy apportionment count. This is the set of census numbers used to determine how many seats each state gets once every 10 years that redistribution of congressional seats. The Constitution. 14th amendment specifically calls for the whole number of persons in each state to be included in that count. Resident trumps memo that he put out in July calls for unauthorized immigrants to be excluded from that count, and it specifically directs the Commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, who oversees a Census Bureau to come up with information to provide to the president. That would allow the president to carry out that policy. Well, that gives us a bit of a sense of what went on in court today, but drill down on it a bit. What did each side argue? And how did the judges react? It was a fairly speedy hearing. But the main issue here the judges were trying to figure out how quickly and when. Exactly, they have to rule on this that the clock is really ticking. And these plaintiffs are arguing that they need a ruling as soon as possible because they say that this memo is already hurting ongoing census efforts and the trouble administrations attorneys with the Justice Department. They're arguing that The judges don't have to rush and that any decision should really wait until the president receives any information from the commerce secretary. But another part of the equation here is that the 2020 census forms have you taken a look at them? There's no question about a person's immigration status, so the Census Bureau has been collecting information for this year's count. Without knowing. What a person's immigration status is so judges were really pushing hard on the Justice Department attorney to explain Does this promise you should have a plan? Justice Barman said. No. Nothing definitive yet. There was really tough questioning, and it sounded like based on the questions that the judges were really skeptical of the Trump Administration's arguments. Well
NYC To Start School ON September 21
"New York City is delaying the start of its new school year. Until mid September NPR's Hussy Lo Wong reports. The country's largest school district is giving teachers more time to get ready for students to return during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic New York City mayor. Bill. De Blasio announced an agreement with the United. Federation of Teachers which represents most of the educators who worked for new. York. City School district under the plan started the new school year we'll be pushed back from September tenth to the sixteenth students will undergo orientation from home by computer for the first few days before in instruction set to. Begin for some students on September twenty first New York City Public School teachers are expected to return to school next week to begin preparations the city's home to more than one million students of the countries. Ten largest district's new. York City's is the only one with plans to resume in-person teaching this fall onto the woman Pierre News. New York
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"There were no attempts by police. To enforce the city's own stay at home orders or to keep people six feet apart. The San Diego Police Department said that they decided not to enforce the law at this time and welcomed people to voice their frustrations and concerns in a peaceful way. California currently has new set end date. I stay at home order. Npr News. I'm actual Nadler in San Diego isn't and trump has signaled his support for the protests saying at the daily Corona virus briefing at the White House. Saturday that there isn't his words. A lot of injustice going on in a series of tweets Friday. The president called for three states led by Democratic governors to be liberated. New Jersey is starting to issue emergency licenses to doctors who were licensed outside of the United States in Pierce County. Lo Wong reports estate is trying to boost the number of healthcare workers available to treat hospital patients with the corona virus. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Signed an executive order earlier this month to allow doctors were licensed outside of the country and are in good standing receive temporary licenses in the state tiredly fitting that. We're the first state to do this. This is a state where the immigrant experience is writ large in our collective history. This is a state where people from all over the world have come to build a new life and to live the American Dream Murphy is urging New Jersey residents to be patient with stay at home order. We are cracking the back of a once. A century killer here. New Jersey remains a state with the second highest number of confirm covert nineteen cases in the US Honsi Lung NPR news tomorrow as Patriots Day in Massachusetts it's a state holiday in which the city of Boston normally welcomes thousands of runners from all over the world for the Boston Marathon. It's been postponed though for the first time in. Its One hundred twenty four year history because of the Corona Virus Pandemic Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urging people to remain at home. It's important that people in runners take the guidance and advice that so many folks in public life including the mayor of Boston have put out over the past couple of days and refrained from visiting the start of the race in hot hopping and the end of the race on Boylston street or attempting to run the course Acre speaking. There is briefing on Saturday. And you're listening to NPR news to Spain now where the number of deaths to Cova Nineteen as top twenty thousand. Spain has the third highest number of Corona virus fatalities in the world behind the United States and Italy. It also has the second highest number of infections after the US. But as Lucia benefits reports there are some positive signs more than a month after the country was put on lockdown. The number of daily fatalities in Spain is still high on Saturday. Five hundred sixty five. New debts were recorded in twenty four hours but they are slowly decreasing on April. Second country had reported a record nine hundred and fifty deaths in one day. The number of new infections is also slowing down on Saturday. There were four thousand four hundred forty nine new confirmed cases. While on the previous day there had been five thousand two hundred and fifty two new cases but healthcare workers worn. Those numbers could be higher. Says only those with serious cases are being tested for NPR news? I'm lucy been this in more Ya. Spain S. IS AMONG WORLD GOVERNMENTS CONDEMNING. Crackdown ON PRO democracy activists in Hong Kong Secretary of State. Mike pompeo issued a statement this weekend describing the rest says inconsistent with China's international commitments. At least fourteen people were arrested. Saturday on charges stemming from the anti-government protests last year and world's Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter. Today churches are usually packed however most worshippers are being encouraged to stay away from services because of the krona virus pandemic Gile Snyder NPR news..
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"News in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly the White House coronavirus task force says even with social distancing the virus might still result in the deaths of one hundred thousand to two hundred forty thousand Americans doctors are urging people to continue to remain at home governors in roughly two dozen states have imposed stay home orders or other restrictions president trump says the U. S. should brace for tough days ahead as the numbers continue going up nationwide the virus has killed more than four thousand people more than one thousand people in New York City have died from the corona virus and P. R.'s Hansi lo Wong says a stadium complex in queens that hosts the U. S. open tennis tournament is being converted into a temporary hospital the Billie Jean King tennis center in queens is about a fifteen minute drive from New York City health and hospitals Elmhurst where Dr Eric way is an emergency medicine doctor this space is exactly what we need we need to look outside of the four walls of our hospitals not just tents in front of our hospitals but where they can take admitted patients New York city's mayor bill de Blasio says local hospitals are trying to transition to becoming mainly intensive care units they're looking to temporary hospitals at sites like the Javits convention center in the U. S. navy ship comfort to help free up more beds New York state is preparing for as many as one hundred forty thousand cove in nineteen cases at the peak of this crisis this is NPR news from Washington live from KQED news I'm Brian white in Oakland seven inmates in California's prisons and twenty five employees have tested positive for covert nineteen state officials hope a new plan to reduce the prison population will be enough to slow the spread of the virus but is KQED's Julie small reports advocates think more dramatic change is necessary the head of corrections has ordered the release of thirty five hundred nonviolent offenders who are within sixty days of completing their sentences that's on top of the governor's decision last week not to take in new prisoners but attorney Michael bean says the move doesn't go far enough the most significant thing that's missing is no effort at all to identify and release the medically vulnerable who are most at risk of contracting open nineteen and having bad outcomes being in other attorneys for inmates are urging a panel of federal judges to order the release of.
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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh. Disease Trackers at Johns Hopkins. University are now putting the total number of people infected around the globe at more than four hundred thousand from the krona virus in this country. Nearly fifty thousand people are confirmed have been infected and six hundred have lost their lives Cova. Nineteen New York side of the largest number of fatalities is expecting corona virus cases in the state declined to Astra nominal levels and peers Z. Lo Wong reports the latest projections show that newer hospitals will need to almost triple their total bed capacity and his little as two weeks governor. Andrew Cuomo says covert nineteen cases in New York. State are doubling almost every three days he says a state may need as many as one hundred forty thousand beds forty thousand. Icu BEDS and thirty thousand. Additional ventilators by early April during a news conference at one of the temporary hospital sites. The Army Corps of Engineers Building in New York City Cuomo compared the state to a canary in a coal mine. What happens to New York is GONNA wind up happening to California and Washington State An Illinois? It's just a matter of time. The governor said New York is so desperate for ventilators it's trying an experimental procedure. Shares one ventilator between two patients on long impair news New York Cuomo. Another state leaders have been critical of the administration's rate of response. Going back to the first moments the. Us witness the speed with which the virus spread across China F after it emerged in John in December but president trump gives the federal response high marks in a town hall on the Fox News Channel. The president responded to criticism that he has not followed other hard hit countries and ordering a national lockdown. He says that's a bad idea for the. Us You can destroy a country this way by closing down where it literally goes from being the most prosperous. I mean we. We had the best economy in the history of country three weeks ago and then all of a sudden was supposed to shut it down and there was supposed to pay people not to go to work. We never had that. We used to pay people to go to work. Oh millions of Americans are at risk of losing their jobs amid the widespread closures and other disruptions from the pandemic with that comes a threat of losing their health insurance coverage April Dembosky of member station K..
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"New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo is talking about an epidemic of hate that was the phrase Cuomo used on NPR after romance stabbed and injured. Five people inside a rabbi's home in Muncie north of New York City when you try to commit mass murder based based on race color creed you try to instill fear that is terrorism. Terrorists don't have to come over on an airplane. We have domestic terrorists. Police say the intended victims victims fought back and got the attackers license plate number when he fled. And he's now in custody identified as Grafton Thomas. NPR's Hansie Lo Wong went to Muncie Z.. Yesterday he's on the line now from New York City morning. Muncie Good Morning Noel. Whereas Muncie in relation to to the city it's an hour's drive north of Manhattan? Okay an hours drive north and there's a very large Jewish community there when you went up yesterday and you talk to people. What did they tell you? I talked to some folks who live on the same street. It as that Rabbi's home and a lot of people are feeling very vulnerable after this weekend's attack a lot of talk about how to defend themselves in case this were to happen again. I spoke with Laser Klein. He was at his grandmother's house which is across the street from the Rabbi's home. They were celebrating Hanukkah with uncles and cousins. And he told me that he's had this feeling in this current climate that some attack would happen in Muncie which is known to have a very large Jewish community and enjoy. Let's listen to what he said. Some people try to deny some people try to dismiss it. It's nothing it's not going to happen here. I would say everyone that could carry. Should carry anybody who has licensed to carry sorry could apply for licensure definitely carry and just all around be more prepared. That'll don't deny don't pretend like it's not going to happen here. Hansie just to clarify. Is he saying that people people should he would like people to carry guns. eleazer clients said that he thinks that people should consider carrying guns getting licensed to carry guns if they are able to. That's that's an interesting thing to hear. In that area of New York. Five people were injured in this attack. Do we know anything about how they're doing when you're governor Andrew Cuomo told NPR that as of Sunday Sunday evening two of the five victims are in critical condition one with skull fractures and Cuomo says that the attacker entered Rabbi's home home with the long machete. That early looks like a sword of people inside. They threw furniture at the attacker and the attacker. Then try to go into the synagogue agog next door but he was blocked because the doors were locked. And eventually as Steve pointed out Some of the people in that home apparently got down the license plate and and that helped authorities track this person after he he fled in his car. Honsi talk about the state and federal response to this attack because I know that many officials cels have said many things. What's coming through strongest? While as we heard earlier governor Andrew Cuomo has called this an act of domestic terrorism and he he linked them to other attacks against Jewish communities in the New York region and recent weeks and he also call this epidemic of hate in this nation the has gone viral and he's called for New York state to pass a domestic terrorism block to address incidents like these president. Trump also issued a tweet tweet yesterday and he said that quote we must all come together. Fight confronted eradicate the evil scourge of antisemitism and sworn to be clear here right now. FBI and local local law enforcement still very what motivated this crime. NPR's Hansie long in your county. Thanks so much. You're welcome.
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"Is as cool as the seventies that the coast as warm as the mid nineties well inland. Cake? You San Francisco cake. You we I north highlands, Sacramento. Morning edition time five o'clock. Good morning. The house passes a resolution that will give Democrats more power as they investigate the Trump administration. It let's them use the courts to enforce subpoenas. More details on morning edition from NPR news. This hour. We'll talk to the top Republican on the House Judiciary committee. I'm Rachel Martin, and I'm no will king. Also this hour, the beloved children's book the very hungry. Caterpillar, turns fifty having sold, almost fifty million copies. And right. Police in Hong Kong used pepper spray to disperse, thousands of protesters. They are outraged about an extradition Bill, that would let people be sent back to mainland China for trials can compromise be reached before violence escalates. It's Wednesday June twelfth jazz. Great chick Korea is seventy eight years old today. And the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. A house committee is expected to vote today on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress NPR's. Lo Wong says it has to do with the citizenship question. The Trump administration wants to add to the twenty twenty US census the house oversight and reform committee has been asking the ministration to release emails and memos related to the potential question is this person a citizen of the United States? The Justice department has been withholding portions of documents citing ongoing lawsuits and attorney client privilege on Tuesday. The DOJ said it would ask President Trump to invoke executive privilege over those documents. If the committee proceeds with the vote to hold the attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt administration has said it wants to citizenship question to better protect the voting rights of racial minorities, the recently uncovered documents of GOP strategists suggests the question, would politically benefit Republicans and non Hispanic white people on Zee long NPR news. A top State Department official..
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"Tuesday. Steve Inskeep event PR is going to talk to Diana moss. She's president of the American antitrust institute. They'll talk about the House Judiciary committee, launching an antitrust probe into the big tech industry, that is just ahead as the program continues going to be another scorcher especially inland today and also for the bay area, spare the earlier remains in effect to boot cake, you ED morning edition time three thirty. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Dave Mattingly. The house oversight committee is expected to vote this week on whether to hold attorney general William bar, and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress. NPR santi. Lo Wong says the vote is tied to a proposed citizenship question on the twenty twenty US census Democrats in the house, oversight and reform committee had been tussling with the Trump administration for months over an investigation into why the administration wants to add to census forms question is this person a citizen of the United States? Administration says it wants to better protect the voting rights of racial minorities. But three federal judges have rejected that explanation committee, chair Elijah Cummings says in order for lawmakers to conduct oversight. They need to see all the internal emails and memos about this. It isn't ship question. Administrations attorneys have withheld parts of certain documents citing ongoing lawsuits and attorney client privilege thorns in New York City say there was rainy, weather and poor visibility when a helicopter. Crashed on the roof of a fifty four story building in Manhattan yesterday. The pilot was killed. He was the only person aboard Morgan Aries was one of those told to evacuate the building after the crash. I'm sure a lot of people that experience.
"lo wong" Discussed on KCRW
"We'll see you soon. This is morning edition on KCRW news headlines or next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. It's now official. Former vice president Biden is running for president. He kicked off his twenty twenty White House bid this morning. A video announcement of his campaign by seventy six and one of at least twenty Democrats seeking the White House Biden will attend a campaign fundraiser tonight in Philadelphia. The Justice department says it won't comply with the congressional subpoena involving the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty US census NPR's Honda. Lo Wong reports e question asks is this person a citizen of the United States, while the supreme court reviews, a case that will likely decide whether that question can be included on the census Democrats in the house oversight committee have been trying to find out. Exactly, why the Trump administration push to get that on the form that every household in the country will have to fill out they've deposed John gore. The Justice bar Fisher who goes wrote the administration's formal request for the question. The lawmakers say gore refuse to. Answer more than one hundred questions at the direction of another DOJ attorney. The Justice department says gore won't sit for another deposition unless DOJ attorney can be in the same room with him. But Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland says the committee's rules do not allow for that. Long news Washington. Police in northern California say a former US army sharp shooter with a history of PTSD is facing eight counts of attempted murder after a plowed his car into a crosswalk in Sunnyvale. This is NPR news in Washington. New NPR poll finds Americans want pharmaceutical companies to pay a price for the nation's opioid crisis. Brian man with north country public radio has more this poll shows a lot of Americans third have been touched directly by this. They know someone suffering from addiction or someone who's overdosed. And they want drug companies to pay to help solve the problem. And that's view.
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"Been let off scot-free would not. Ability of the moral and ethical wrong of his actress Malek who was black and gay says he stands by his story. Cheryl, corley NPR news, Chicago. Several democratic senators are urging US attorney general William bar to confirm whether the Justice department will uphold federal law that keeps. Individuals census responses, confidential NPR's, Hansie lo Wong reports. Lawmakers say they're concerned public distrust in the government could limit participation next year's national headcount federal law prohibits the census bureau from sharing information identifying individuals until seventy two years after the bureau collects it. But NPR learned of an internal Justice department discussion about whether those protections could be reconsidered a van DOJ officials suggested there could be quote renewed debate that whether the Patriot Act could force the release of an individual's confidential census responses group of Senate Democrats led by Senator Bryan shots of Hawaii cited NPR's reporting in a letter to US attorney general William bar. The lawmakers rate that any attempt to quote diminish the count of particular communities even indirectly would be a violation of constitution. The Justice department did not immediately respond to NPR's requests for comment on zeal along NPR news, New York European Union. Lawmakers have voted for an overhaul of e you copyright laws that will force online platforms to make deals with providers of creative Content's shared on their sites from Brussels Teri Schultz reports controversial legislation has been in the works for years. The copyright directive has long been the subject of bitter debate, which won't end with its passage once it's approved as expected by e you governments platforms such as Google news and YouTube we'll have to sign licensing agreements with musicians authors, publishers and other content providers to share their work online. They'll also have to block private users from doing so critics say this will stifle creativity freedom of speech and the digital economy. That's Teri Schultz reporting. This is NPR news. And I'm Jamie Floyd for WNYC in New York plans to include congestion pricing in this year's New York. State budget are moving right along governor Cuomo tells that WNYC's Brian Lehrer he's been in talks with lawmakers from Long Island who support he's counting on for the new tolls on drivers entering parts of lower Manhattan. He says he's cautiously optimistic that the plans will pass and should go into effect by twenty twenty one that we're estimating bow just shy of two years. But as fast as we can get up to the equipment is one of star. Motorists driving south of sixty. I treat would automatically pay the toll which would vary based on the day and time revenue would raise money for the MTA as subways New York's Rockland county is banning unvaccinated minors from shopping centers, restaurants and other indoor public places to fight a measles outbreak. That's infected one hundred fifty three people. Since October county executive Ed day says he's imposing the emergency declaration because of increasing resistance from parents of unvaccinated children. I health inspectors have been hung up upon told not to call again. They've been told we're not discussing this do not come back when visiting the homes of infected individuals as part of their investigations. Day said that most of the cases involve members of the ultra orthodox Jewish community. But that nonreligious parents have also resisted getting their children vaccinated. He said police will not be arresting people who flout the order, but that parents could be referred to the district attorney's office for violating an emergency declaration. And in Brooklyn an investigation into a prominent private school has found allegations of sexual misconduct among staff going back. Three decades. The school reportedly hired an outside investigator in two thousand seventeen after allegations at Saint Ann's school in Brooklyn heights were posted on social media. The New York Times reports the inquiry found nineteen former faculty members engaged in inappropriate behavior with students..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The White House says President Trump plans to sign border security legislation passed by congress yesterday. The Bill provides some of the money the president wants for a border wall. NPR's tamra Keith says democratic lawmakers and some Republicans were objecting to Trump's intention to declare a national emergency along the US Mexico border as a way to get more money for a wall. President Trump has been arguing for weeks. Now, really months that there is a crisis along the southern border humanitarian and national security crisis. Now, the White House says he's going to make it official and declare an emergency. But members of congress, especially democratic members of congress are raising alarms saying, this is an end run around congress and its power of the purse, the president wants more than five billion dollars for a border wall. The Bill passed by the house and Senate provides. Less than one point four billion in two thousand sixteen Trump campaign for president declaring Mexico would pay for it an effort by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty cents is is being examined today by the US supreme court. NPR's Hans lo Wong says the justices have yet to say if they'll review a lower court's ruling that blocks the move because you've racial question asks is this person a citizen of the United States critics where he will discourage non-citizens and some citizens from participating in the census last month US district judge Jesse -firmative New York ruled that adding the question was unlawful in part because it was based on a quote sham. Justification a better enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of initiation took the unusual step of appealing Firmin's ruling to both the second US circuit court of appeals. And the supreme court administration is asking the supreme court to act even before the second circuit does. And once the justices to stay whether the question is in or out by June in time for the printing of the census forms his start as scheduled on Zee. Luang NPR news Amazon is scrapping plans to locate a second headquarters in New York City after some question, the tax incentives, NPR's, Shannon, van San says, the online retailer is sticking with expansion plans in Virginia and Tennessee, the company says it will continue to hire and grow across it seventeen corporate offices and tech hugs in the US and Canada and plans for an H Q two in northern Virginia are still on track. Don, Cornelius spokeswoman for the Nashville chamber of commerce says plans to develop a five thousand employees Amazon operations have there also remain unchanged. That means the opportunity for many of those who are within our region to have an X access to to greater jobs to economic prosperity. The governors of New Jersey and Illinois have also said Newark and Chicago are open for business to Amazon and would make ideal sites for expansion, Shannon. Vincent, NPR news. This is NPR news from Washington. In in Colorado public school teachers in Denver are back on the job after the union and the school district agreed to a new contract. They return to their classrooms yesterday for the first time this week. The deal is still subject to ratification. It includes hikes in base pay of seven to eleven percent in the next school year in northern California Public school teachers in Oakland could walk off the job as early as next week amid their contract dispute. Authorities are warning about the.
Census Bureau Conducts Massive Recruiting Effort For 2020 Head Count
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the almond board of California working with almond farmers to improve water management practices. Learn more about the almond communities efforts to reduce the amount of water. It takes to grow each pound of almonds at almondsustainability dot org. The partial government shutdown is over so hundreds of thousands of federal workers are heading back to work today, but all throughout the shutdown. One government agency was actually in the midst of a massive recruiting effort. The census bureau is busy trying to hire a half million workers for the twenty twenty cents and PR's hons e lo Wong reports. The national headcount of every person living in the US officially kicks off less than a year from now where the ninety thousand of apply to help carry out the census, including at the Bronx library center, New York City. So right now, we're on census dot gov, and if we scroll down to the career coach Jessica Rodriguez shows me the website that for months, she's helped job seekers. Navigate many of the openings for outreach specialists who work with. Oh, community groups and supervisor positions like the one Pamela Hudson is applying for I'm thinking about transitioning into this job because it's very important to me because we have children at need education. We have children at need healthcare. Hudson says she wants to do her part to make sure communities get their fair share of the hundreds of billions of tax dollars distributed based on census numbers. The partial government shutdown though, did give her pause about working for the census bureau when I went on the website. I noticed the set lack of funding. So does that mean that a certain period that the census workers may not get any pay? I'm concerned about that funding carried over from. Last year has kept preparations for the twenty twenty cents is going in case, there's another shutdown in the coming weeks. The bureau has said it has enough money to work on the census into April. Whatever happens though, Tisha Hudson. No relation to Pamela says she's not worried eventually the government is going to have to get together. And I know that they're going to want this twenty twenty cents is to go full. Forward. Tisha Hudson's interested in helping with door knocking and collecting information from people who don't vote their census forms themselves fewer than seven in ten households plan to take part in the count. According to a new census bureau report says she expects to do a lot of persuading if she's hired for the job is about making sure that we get the things that we need in our community that everybody is counted regardless of their race, regardless of whether or not their citizen, we're all in this life just trying to make sure that we can go there by day. So we all should be counted. The one thing that keeps me up at night is the one thing I have less control over, and that's our -bility to recruit and hire that was census bureau official alfono speaking at a public meeting last year. He's been worried about filling a half million jobs for the census as of last week the bureau has hired a tiny fraction of that number. The low unemployment rate could result in an applicant pool smaller than the bureau with like Elsie right is a program coordinator for community group based in Brooklyn. And she says there's another challenge. He Trump administration. Once include on the twenty twenty cents is the question is this person a citizen of United States? A federal judge in York has ordered the removal of the question. The ministration wants the supreme court to let the question. Stay right says if it does many census workers will have a harder job. They know they probably won't get too many answers or too many participants especially now in this environment. Right has worked on outreach to the Haitian community. In Brooklyn, let's face it. There's a lot of undocumented people in the community, and that makes them suspicious, you know, to talk to anybody. The census bureau is expecting fewer households to respond to the census if there is a citizenship question that could mean the bureau might have to hire more workers in an already tight labor market on Zee. Lung and PR news, New York. Support
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"To reach out to their congressional members and ask for them to work closely to make this shutdown. Go away, the mayor of one major US city says that local governments are the ones who handle the fallout when the big chunk of the federal government grinds to a halt Henry Zimmerman NPR news, Washington New report from the US census bureau, reveals sharp. Contrast, and how people feel about the Trump administration seeking to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty cents. This. We have more on this from NPR's Hansie lo Wong if down that many participants from communities of color, and immigrant groups are worried that a citizenship question could be used to find undocumented immigrants while rural residents who identified as white not Hispanic said they were largely all four using the census to ask about citizenship. One participant interview called the question and assessing that's NPR's hunts. He lo Wong reporting flights at New York's LaGuardia are still subject to ground delays delay times are decreasing, however at Newark delays are still running upwards of thirty minutes. The Federal Aviation Administration attributes the delays to an increase in staffing shortages in the air traffic control system. This comes against the backdrop of a partial government shutdown. You're listening to NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. It's twelve oh four. We do. Have more information on these shutdowns at the airports airports are facing delays due to staffing shortages, as we just heard the FAA reports. A slight increase in sick leave at two centers control centers one in Washington. The other Jacksonville, Florida. It's they have to increase the time between planes taking off and landing for safety reasons. This is affecting traffic here at LaGuardia Jonathan want occurs. Trying to get to Indianapolis. His flight was supposed to take off at eight first an announcement was made that it was delayed. And then.
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"Asked to reach out to their congressional members and ask for them to work closely to make this shutdown. Go away, the mayor of one major US city says that local governments are the ones who handle the fallout when the big chunk of the federal government grinds to a halt Henry Zimmerman NPR news, Washington New report from the US census bureau reveals. Sharp contrast, and how people feel about the Trump administration seeking to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty cents. This. We have more on this from NPR's Hansie lo Wong if found that many participants from communities of color and immigrant groups are worried that a citizen ship question could be used to find undocumented immigrants while rural residents who identified as white and not Hispanic said they were largely all four using the census to ask about citizenship. One participant interview called the question and assessing that's NPR's. He lo Wong reporting flights at New York's LaGuardia are still subject to ground delays delay times are decreasing, however at Newark delays are still running upwards of thirty minutes. The Federal Aviation Administration attributes the delays to an increase in staffing shortages in the air traffic control system. This comes against the backdrop of a partial government shutdown. You're listening to NPR news from K Q E D news. I'm Brian watt. California governor Gavin Newsom says his office is in constant contact with PG any on its liability over recent wildfires and the utilities plan to file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy protection? By the end of the month. It comes after state fire officials say the tubs fire was not caused by PG any the tubs was the most devastating of the two thousand seventeen north bay fire storm it killed twenty two people and destroyed fifty six hundred homes Newsome says the landscape for utilities is complicated. Bigger concerns going forward even beyond PG for utilities operating in the electrical in an environment. That's radically changing in an environment. Quite literally that is reorganizing experiencing extremes. In a statement PG says it still faces significant liabilities and a deteriorating financial situation Marin county public. Health officials are asking more local pharmacies to make the drug naloxone available. The drug also known by its brand name Narcan reverses the effects of opioid overdoses twenty of the thirty six pharmacies in the county currently offered the drug in injectable nasal spray forms public health officer, Matt Willis, says ambulances in the county are responding to up to five opioid overdoses a week in.
Trial begins over Census citizenship question
"Citizenship question. It added to the twenty twenty census NPR's, Hans he lo Wong reports. The second trial over the controversial question begins today in San Francisco. Be Trump administration says this question was attitude better enforce part of the Voting Rights Act, but the Clintons here led by sea of California. And the city of San Jose are arguing that this question will likely lead to an undercount of non-citizens and some citizens and that could impact the amount of federal funding and the number of congressional seats. Each day gets after the twenty twenty cents is NPR's Z long reporting
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"It's now eight thirty live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The Trump administration is back in federal court today to defend the citizenship question. It added to the twenty twenty cents as NPR's Hansie. Lo Wong reports the second trial over the controversial question begins today in San Francisco. The Trump administration says this question was attitude better enforce part of the Voting Rights Act, but the plaintiffs here led by sea of California and the city of San Jose, arguing that this question will likely lead to an undercount of non-citizens and some citizens and that could impact the amount of federal funding and number of congressional seats. Each day gets after the twenty twenty cents is NPR's hunt. He lo-long reporting President, Donald Trump and his national security adviser John Bolton. Appear to be giving diverging views on just how soon American troops will be pulling out of Syria. NPR's Matthew Schwartz says Bolton's assessment is that US forces won't be leaving Syria anytime soon pockets of ISIS fighters remain active Bolton said in a joint press conference with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two thousand American forces will only withdraw when ISIS is completely wiped out in Syria bulletin said and when the US gets assurances from Turkey that it won't attack America's Kurdish allies in the region. NPR's Matthew Schwartz reporting, President Trump's announcement to withdraw from Syria was a widely controversial one so much. So that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation from Washington. This is NPR news. And from news, I'm Brian watt. In San Francisco, the Bart board of directors is expected to meet later this week to discuss for the first time plans for decommissioning its older train cars Marissa's, shake has more. Parts legacy train cars remained in the nineteen seventies and eighties. And if things go Cording to plan the older fleet will be retired by August. Twenty twenty three of these vehicles have been here since the day that service started. So I believe that there's going to be quite a bit of nostalgia people. Maybe wanna continue seeing these cars and potentially. There's some opportunities for that. That's Philip Cami the project's lead. He says the cars could be donated to museums use for training, possibly even provide emergency temporary housing or they could get dismantled and sold for scrap Kenney. Says retiring the trains will all depend on how fast the new fleet of the future trains are delivered and BART's limited storage capacities. I'm resume news. The trial over the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty US census starts today in federal court in San Francisco. Judge Richard Seaborg is scheduled to hear a week of testimony from experts and other witnesses. The judge will decide. Side whether to allow the question Seaborg is presiding over lawsuits by California and numerous cities in the state that argued the citizenship question was politically motivated and would discourage immigrants and Latinos from participating in the census data from the census are used to determine the distribution of congressional seats to states and billions of dollars in federal funding..
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"And that's one big point that plaintiffs are emphasizing here that's one big part of the process. Generally, speaking, kind of a discussion between agencies to better figure out what's the best way to collect data that didn't happen. They're also pointing to a number of statements made by President Trump as well as other Trump administration officials that disparage immigrant communities, and they're pointing to that as evidence has potentially evidence that this is an act than ten discreet against immigrant communities of color because census bureau research suggests that putting a question about citizenship said is on the census is particularly discouraging will scare off households with non-citizens and really make that much harder for the census bureau to count every person living in the country, and this trial is expected to last about two weeks. But what are we looking for as this begins to wrap up? Are there any other legal? Challenges against the census or the specific citizenship question. Well, there are six lawsuits around the country in total over the citizenship question. I've been tracking the there. So there's two here in New York. There's also to in California. There's two in Maryland just on late Friday. A federal judge in Maryland said that one of the cases in Maryland can go forward the Trump administration tried to get tossed out of court. So that was a six attempt by the Trump administration to get lawsuits of citizenship question toss out of court. They lost again and show right now. We're waiting to see exactly how the California Maryland cases turnout. There's a trial here New York. But we're not sure if there's going to be trials out in California as well as Maryland. And once all of these cases at the district level, get sorted out. And we have rulings from the judges. Then it's expected that all these rulings get appealed through the circuit courts. And then ultimately the supreme court. There are. A couple of other questions, I know outstanding and very briefly we've got about thirty seconds left, but there's also questions about Hispanics. How they're going to answer the census and the Meena category. As while has there been any movement on those Middle Eastern, north African communities in Hispanic communities. So far, the White House's Office of management and budget, which is in charge of those standards that the census bureau has to follow. They've not issued any guidance on these proposals to change the race ethnicity categories that allow for a new category for people Middle Eastern with African descent and changing how Hispanic or Latino origin information is collected. And so it is basically essentially a status quo from what we saw in twenty ten except that under the boxes for white and black. If you check off boxes for the first time, the US census is gonna ask you to write in your origins. Fascinating stuff. Hans lo Wong as NPR's national correspondent on the.
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"Is this person citizen of the United States? That's the question. The Commerce Department wants to add to the twenty twenty US census and a slew of state cities and groups doing everything they can to keep that from happening is this person citizen of the United States in New York federal district court the first legal challenge to that question is now entering its second week, the state of New York along with more than a dozen other states and cities is suing the Commerce Department arguing that the citizenship. Question was improperly added to the census when major question at the heart of the trial? How much would the citizenship question deter immigrant communities from participating in? The census is this person citizen of the United States. Hans lo Wong has been covering the trial and the fight over this question. He's NPR's national correspondent on the twenty twenty cents is high Hans identity now. Well, exciting never never thought. The sense. It would be this exciting, but we are entering week two of the trial. Can you give us a sense of what happened in court last week? It's really interesting I've sat through every day. And basically, if you if you're in the courtroom, you're having a essentially a public seminar on how census works and on survey methodology and survey methodology Satistics and these plaintiffs in this in these lawsuits were the two dozen states and cities as well. As other groups, they're trying to make a case as you said that these decision which was made by commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, he oversees the census bureau, and he decided to add this question on the census the plaintiff trying to make an argument that he did that improperly. And did it in a way that intentionally discriminated against immigrant communities of color now when you say he'd? Did that improperly what is the proper procedure? Because I know in the census twenty twenty a particular something that's been really Cutler contested with many different types of questions being asked about its methodology. So what's the right way to do something like this? It's a really good question. And part of the reason why it's hard to answer that is because as census bureau, former census bureau, directors and other experts have testified during the trial and their depositions technically speaking there is no set way for how questions are added to the what is known as essential census. The census. It goes out every ten years to every household and country, it's not specified the policy. However, there are lots of their lots of sets of policies about how federal surveys should be revised and the testing process generally speaking, there's a expensive process of testing in the field. These are very very sensitive tools. He surveys that. The census bureau uses and they really really emphasized that just a slight change in the wording or even the order of the questions can have a big impact on the quality. And they Agra see of information they collect from people around the country, which is really important information. So the Trump administration is arguing in part that there is no set policy for census questions. Plaintiffs pushback and say there is generally policy for other surveys in general that the federal government conducts and they went into a number of former census bureau directors who say this was not the right way to do it. Well, and what are the plaintiffs trying to prove through the witnesses that they've called so far the trial. They're trying to prove that this again didn't file the right policy. And and then one part of that is that the census bureau actually came back to the Justice department, which formerly set out this request for citizenship question back in December twenty seventeen and the census bureau came back to the Justice department and said we received your request. We forget a better way of collecting citizenship information to help you Justice department better enforce Voting Rights Act section to the Voting Rights Act protections against discrimination of racial and language minorities. We think said spirit said we think we have a better way that you don't need to add a question, we can actually compile existing government records on citizenship. And by doing it that way it gives you more accurate data and also cost less money. Let's meet and talk about Justice department census bureau researcher said the Justice department did not meet with the census bureau. I learned recently through court filings that former US attorney general Jeff Sessions, directed the. Justice department, not to meet with the census bureau to discuss these alternatives..
Sessions backs Rosenstein and rebukes GOP for attacks on DOJ
"Surly as October NPR's Hansi. Lo Wong reports US district. Judge Jesse Furman wrote in his opinion that the decision to add the citizenship question may have been motivated by quote, discriminatory, animus and decision was made by commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross overseas. A census he has said the Justice department initiated the requests for the question to better enforce the Voting Rights Act, but internal emails released as part of the lawsuits show that Ross wanted to add the question soon after he took over the Commerce Department and Ross did show by overruling warnings about the question from the census bureau still judge Furman did note that the commerce secretary does have broad authority over the census. The plaintiffs he wrote quote, may not ultimately be able to prove that he exercised that authority in an unlawful manner. Ozzy Lewan NPR news, new York Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his deputy rod Rosenstein, Philip Martin of member station w. g. b. h. reports sessions used an appearance in Boston today to stand by Rosenstein who's facing an. Impeachment effort by House Republicans rod Rosenstein overseas special counsel Robert, Muller's, Russia investigation would sessions recused themselves from, last year Rosenstein has. Been a target of criticism from President Trump and House Republicans with members of the house freedom caucus looking to push, the deputy g. out of office over what they say has been a lack of cooperation in their counter investigation of the Muller probe but sessions applauded Rosenstein and urge congress to focus on the border instead my deputy rod Rosenstein is highly capable I have the highest confidence in him sessions was in town. To announce the arrest of, unauthorized immigrants accused of fraud and other crimes I'm Phillip Martin for NPR news in Boston. Vice-president Pence is demanding, Turkey release an American pastor who is now under house arrest accused, of supporting a failed coup two years ago release pastor Andrew Brunson now or be prepared to face the consequences Brunson was held in Jail for nearly. Two years President Trump is, threatening sanctions encore, calls the, threat unacceptable, this is NPR from k. q. e. d. news. I'm Jeremy Siegel governor Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency in Mariposa county due to the, massive wildfire there the blazes forced Yosemite officials to close Yosemite valley and the won't area of the park until Sunday you're seventy spokesman Scott Gettleman says the evacuation, of the parks most popular area will likely have a significant financial. Impact, on a busy typical summer day like. Today we'd have over three hundred campsites Paul up campers we'd have all the hotels and lodges Paul, restaurants given the fact that none. Of that is happening is both an economic. Impact in an impact to the, visitors the Ferguson fire has now scorched more than, forty three thousand acres and it's twenty seven percent, contained the Muny system in San Francisco is experiencing a high level. Of delays and cancellations This summer because the agency hasn't kept up with driver training. Needs that's according to a, report from the San Francisco. Examiner here's reporter Joe FitzGerald Rodriguez there were transit. Planners who. Knew hey. We're buying new trains we're buying new buses and we're gonna shut down one hundred year old. Twin peaks tunnel for two months and run buses instead the transit division sought common and yet the. Training division it. Just didn't gel they didn't train enough people, in time and now there's a shortage about Rigas says things may improve when the twin. Peaks tunnel reopens at the end of next month but some..
Many oppose new Census citizenship query
"Their children are being ripped away from them kennedy joined labor activists dolores huerta announcing a twenty four a day hunger strike in support of separated families she says forty one members of the extended kennedy family have agreed to fast for twenty four hours and then pass passed along to other people trump administration meanwhile says it has reunited more than five hundred migrant children with their families and those the location of all of the others who remain in its custody the department of homeland security released a fact sheet last night in the face of criticism at the administration does not have a system in place results from today's elections in turkey expected to begin coming in later today turks voting for a new president register tie up eric von seeking a new fiveyear term impairs peter kenyon reports voters also choosing a new parliament strongest challenges coming from moharram engine candidate for turkey's main secular party air on sounded confident of victory at his final campaign rally engine meanwhile has promised to camp out at turkey these election headquarters to ensure a proper vote count these elections will usher in a new governing system for turkey with the prime minister's job disappearing and executive powers transferring to the president a coalition of four opposition parties is formed in hopes of keeping air to one's ruling ak party from retaining a clear majority in parliament opinion polls not always reliable in turkey generally have air to one in front but not necessarily by a wide enough margin to avoid a second round runoff with ngo peter kenyon npr news assembled ahead of the us census bureau says the agency is expecting some people to skip the controversial new citizens question on forum so the upcoming twenty twenty cents as npr's hansi lo wong reports refusing to answer a census question or giving a false answer intentionally can lead to a fine although the government has rarely enforced policy speaking phoenix arizona to the national association of latino elected and appointed officials the acting director of the census bureau ron jarman explained the agency may not have enough resources to follow up with every household that skips the citizenship question of the questionnaires incomplete or has some odd answers in it we don't follow up on all of those cases but in some cases we will follow up on the bureau he's trying to get access to citizenship information from existing records from us citizenship in immigration services the social security administration and the state department ozzy luang npr news phoenix arizona and you're listening to npr news the vatican has convicted one of its diplomats to the us for viewing and sharing child pornography christopher live say reports this is the first time a papal diplomat has been convicted by vatican court for such crimes that it can tribunal immediately sentence monsignor carlo capella to five years in prison and issued a five thousand euro fine for sending and receiving child pornography during his trial the priests confessed to engaging in one on one chats and the blogging site tumbler while stationed in washington dc the united states had asked the vatican drop capellas diplomatic immunity in order to prosecute him in the us the vatican refused the trial inside the city state walls was seen as a test of the catholic church is transparency amid successive priest sexabuse scandals around the globe pope francis recently apologized for his handling of widespread abuse in chile and spoke of a culture of abuse and cover up for npr news i'm christopher lives say in rome any theo pius health minister says a second person has died after yesterday's explosion at a rally in the capital for the new prime minister abiotic met the health minister posted a tweet today sending his condolences to the victims family into all ethiopians witnesses say a man tried to throw a grenade scores of others were wounded in zimbabwe the source of an explosion at a rally for president emmerson managua remains unclear mnangagwa's gaped on harmed he says he was inches from the blast but that it is not his time symboblic is preparing to hold the country's first elections since the ouster of robert mugabe they are to be held at the end of next month i'm trial snyder npr news from washington.
South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in car crash
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk vice-president, Mike Pence says, expressing condolences to the family of a woman killed in a car crash on Friday night that also seriously injured a Republican congressional candidate from South Carolina and PR Serra mccamman says Pence made the comments while campaigning for governor Henry McMaster who faces a runoff, election on Tuesday state Representative Katie airing ten is best known for her successful pro-trump primary campaign against South Carolina. Congressman Mark Sanford Errington was seriously injured in the crash outside Charleston. The sixty nine year old woman driving the other car was killed at a rally near Myrtle Beach vice President. Mike Pence said he'd spoken with airing tons husband, rob. He informed me that Katie sustained serious serious injuries that are going to require additional surgery might be in the hospital for the next couple of weeks that rob told me that Katie. Errington spirit is strong heads praised Errington democratic opponent. Joe Cunningham for suspending his campaign in the aftermath of the accident Serra mccamman NPR news more than twenty House Democrats toured immigrant attention facilities in south Texas, congressman, Jim Himes of Connecticut went to a center in mcallen near the US Mexico border and described the kids covered by emergency blankets. None of the people that we saw emerged from those little bounds of filter Mylar criminals. They were scared little girls. The children had been separated from their parents due to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy. A senior administration official says around five hundred immigrant children have been reunited with their families, a centralize reunification processes still being setup. Meanwhile, House Republicans, delayed vote on immigration reform until next week. A bipartisan group of Latino leaders is forming a national commission. On the upcoming twenty twenty census NPR's Honsi lo Wong reports. New question about citizenship is a major concern along with the chance that it will discourage voter, turnout among Latinos. The commission was announced at a conference of the national association of Latino elected appointed officials allay oh, it'll be shared by both California, secretary of state, Alex Padilla who stayed is suing to get a new census citizenship question removed and Lubi Navarro board member of Miami Dade County public schools Navarro lead average efforts in the Miami area. For the last census she says, the new citizenship question will discourage many non citizens from participating. If heard the fear that many of their families and friends have had when their parents have been separated because they've been deported back to their countries. So we're dealing in a very different time in twenty ten. The Trump administration has said it added the citizenship question to get better data for enforcing the Voting Rights Act on long NPR news Phoenix, Arizona. You're listening to NPR news in Washington. A Catholic priest who was once one of the Vatican's top diplomats in the US is going to jail for possessing and distributing child pornography NPR. Sylvia Jolie reports Vatican court handed down its first such conviction, Saturday, senior Kataoka bed was sentenced to five years in prison. He had admitted to viewing images during what he called a period of fragility and interior crisis caused by his posting to the Vatican mission in Washington. He appealed for leniency saying the incident was a bump in the road of his priestly vocation, but tribunal president Giuseppe della Toyota said, cappella continued to access the material even after he had been recalled by the Vatican last August that was after the US State Department inform the holy sea of Capellas possible violation of US child pornography laws, the Vatican turn down a US request to waive Capellas diplomatic immunity. So he could be prosecuted in a US court. So people Jolie NPR news. President Trump traveled to Nevada Saturday in a bid to aid Senator dean Heller and his reelection battle and used a new disparaging nickname for Hellers opponent. Trump dubbed democratic congresswoman, Jackie Rosen wacky Jackie during a speech Saturday on Twitter, Rosen shot back, asking Trump is that the best you've got women in Saudi Arabia can legally drive for the first time after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday for decades. Saudi women had to rely on their husbands. Fathers brothers and hired drivers to run basic errands, get to work or even drop kids off at school. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington support for this NPR podcast, and the following message come from Comcast business from their fast, reliable internet on their advanced gig speed network to their twenty four, seven support. Comcast business is committed to helping power businesses every day, visit Comcast, business dot com to learn more.
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"Support for planet money and the following message come from i shares because the best preparation for tomorrow is building for your future today i shares by black rock inspired to build live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh president trump hosts south korean leader moon jane this hour with prospects of a summit next month still uncertain between trump and north korean leader kim jong in texas governor greg abbott is meeting face to face with school shooting survivors parents elected officials educators and others to brainstorm ideas for making schools safer in the wake of last week's mass shooting in santa fe the community is mourning the deaths of eight students and two teachers killed in the attack npr's hani lo wong says the first round of talks start today in austin governor greg abbott is set to hold three days of what he's calling the roundtable discussions about improve safety insecurity in schools and communities and he's inviting survivors of santa fe high school shooting plus those from other recent texas shootings and there will be advocates there for and against more gun control npr's hansie lo wong the groups likely to discuss hardening of school campuses and the arming of teachers however the likelihood of more significant gun restrictions is lower in texas where where than a million licensed handgun owners can openly carry a firearm in public taxes among a handful of southern states holding primary contests the stay for this year's midterm elections the others include arkansas kentucky and georgia whereas johnny kauffman of member station w ab in atlanta tells us the contest to become the democratic nominee for governor will be historic no matter how it turns out for the first time in the state a major party will nominate a woman to run for governor both candidates in the democratic primary are women each vying for support from the party's progressive base stacey evans is a former state representative from atlanta suburbs and stacey abrams was the minority leader in the georgia house abrams is also black and if she wins would be states first black gubernatorial nominee from a major party whoever wins will face a tough general election contest it's been nearly two decades since the democrat won the governor's office in georgia.
Texas Governor Abbott to hold talks on school violence after massacre
"Live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman president trump hosts south korean leader moon jae in at the white house today npr scott horsely reports this comes ahead of an expected meaning between trump and north korea's leader this meeting is a chance for president trump and president moon to strategize before a plan summit next month in singapore between trump and north korean leader kim jong own now that meeting has been called into question after north korea suggested it's not willing to give up its nuclear weapons but for now both the us and south korea are proceeding on the assumption the meeting will take place npr's scott horse lame texas governor greg abbott is holding talks about school safety starting today in austin npr's haunting lo wong reports the meetings are in response to last week's high school shooting that left ten dead and thirteen wounded in santa fe texas governor greg abbott is inviting survivors of the santa fe high school shooting plus though some other recent texas shootings advocates for and against more gun control also taking part the meetings are focusing on how to improve safety and security in schools and communities meanwhile the community of santa fe is preparing to reopen its schools wednesday to all staff members this strict has been closed since friday shooting students are set to return to class next tuesday but many parents say they're worried their children won't be ready especially those attending santa fe high school school district officials say they're ready to help ease the transition with more counselors and increased security from police officers on zillow on npr news santa fe texas npr has learned that the education department has launched an internal review after thousands of public schoolteachers saw their grants converted into loans they now have to pay back as npr's chris arnold reports the teachers agreed to teach in low income schools to qualify for the grant money the internal review follows reports on npr revealing the problem and a government estimate that this happened to thousands of teachers caitlyn mccollum of columbia tennessee says she met the teaching requirements but.
Ebola outbreak in large city 'very concerning'
"In washington i'm dave mattingly the world health organization says there's now a high risk of bola spreading regionally from the democratic republic of congo npr's ava peralta says there are fourteen confirmed cases of the virus in the country including one case in a major city outbreaks of ebola in drc are usually easily contained because they happen in rural areas the chief of the world health organization says a confirmed case in the city of more than one million is concerning but he says the global community now has more tools to deal with any poll outb break a vaccine for example is already being deployed in congo more than four thousand doses of the new experimental ebola vaccine arrived in the country this week a house committee will be questioning the justice department's point person on civil rights this morning he is expected to be pressed about a citizenship question added to the twenty two thousand census npr's hansie lo wong reports the government says the question will help enforce the voting rights act many democratic lawmakers are skeptical of that reasoning and they're worried that this question will discourage non citizens from participating in the upcoming national headcount that's why they went to question the acting director of the justice department civil rights division john gore he was invited to testify last week at a hearing but he didn't show up and now he has agreed to attend a foul appearing with the house oversight committee i'm dave mattingly in washington and i'm dave freeman in san francisco on kiki we at five forty three coming up on morning edition in a few moments us wine exports to greater china which includes taiwan were two hundred ten million dollars up ten percent last year and four hundred fifty percent in the past decade but chinese tariffs have fifteen percent put into place after trump put tariffs on steel imports are threatening the export market the export market growth the story on american wine and much more ahead you run an american company you use imported steel and aluminum yellen we had ships on the water with material so we are paying the tariffs but as far as going forward we're kind of in a pause i'm kai ryssdal yes please we would like an exemption trade of a global nature next time on marketplace the financial story of the day in the week on marketplace today at four pm on k q public radio i'm judy woodruff on the next news hour ahead.
Colorado joins lawsuit to block Trump administration from asking citizenship question on 2020 census
"In arizona's history as tens of thousands of education's marched on the state capital for npr news i'm casey coon in phoenix later today president trump welcomes the nation's teachers of the year to the white house for a reception a coroner's investigation into the shooting death of stefan clark in sacramento says an independent autopsy provided to clark's family has significant errors clark was killed by police while holding a cell phone and standing in his grandmother's backyard bob moffitt of capital public radio reports from sacramento sacramento county pathologist determined more than half of the entry wounds were to the side or front of clark's body in the majority were not to his back dr bennett amal who had claimed sacramento police sergeant vans chandler says the department doesn't typically release coroner's reports we know how significant this incident is in our community and we are committed to of being transparent the autopsy also found seven bullet wounds not aid as a mall claimed community activists berry axiom says the outcome is the same what do we shot twenty seven times eight times you should've got shot the toxicology report shows clark had alcohol codeine hydrocare donen xanax in his system officers shot clark after responding to reports vandalism for npr news i'm bob moffitt in sacramento you're listening to npr news from washington a large group of migrants continues to wait and tijuana mexico at the us border they wrote north through mexico in a caravan intending to seek asylum they say they're fleeing political and gang violence in their central american countries they have infuriated president trump who has tweeted angrily about them the state of colorado in three cities are joining one of the lawsuits trying to remove a citizenship questioned from the twenty twenty senses npr's hansie lo wong reports the census bureau is currently facing four separate lawsuits over the controversial question the largest lawsuit against the citizenship question is led by new york state besides colorado it now includes pittsburgh columbus ohio and central falls island where the government is currently conducting a test run of the two thousand twenty cents is this citizenship question was added to the census form by commerce secretary wilbur ross he oversees the census and approved requests for the question from the justice department which says a needs a better count of us citizens to enforce the voting rights act but critics say asking about citizenship could discourage noncitizens from participating in.
Northeast hit with its fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks
"In now federal agents are combing through his home in austin suburb looking for clues to what his motive might have been meantime prosecutors announced they had filed charges against him in federal court last night connor was charged with one count of unlawful possession and transfer of a destructive device the details of the charges remain sealed the thirties are still concerned that he may have planted more bombs in the day leading up to his death there still urging people in the austin area to be on the lookout for suspicious packages or bags and to call nine one one if they see something for npr news i'm matt largely in austin law swath of the north eastern us maybe getting upwards of a foot of snow from yet another nor'easter to pummel the region in three weeks and just like previous storms this one is bringing much of the region to a standstill disrupting transportation keeping students at home npr's hansie lo wong has the latest forget nor'easter on social media folks round the northeast or calling the fourth winter storm to hit the region in less than a month a four easter it's worth the closing of hundreds of schools including those in your city the country's largest public school system near governor andrew cuomo says stay home if you can don't be fooled don't look out your window today and say well it doesn't look so bad it's going to get worse as the day goes on if you don't have to travel please don't be on the roads the national weather service's forecasting wet heavy snow in the new york city area with wind gusts to forty miles per hour and the threat of widespread power outages ozzy long npr news new york before the close the dow is down forty five points this is npr news from news i'm paul land core the last person allowed to leave the room at the pathway home in yacht ville before a gunman took hostages and killed three people twelve days ago was devereaux smith a fundraiser for the.
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"My from npr news in washington on chorba coleman president trump continues to pressure attorney general jeff sessions in tweets sent just last hour the president says sessions quote has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton crimes where our emails and dnc servers and intel leakers exclamation point last week trump criticized attorney general sessions in an interview with the new york times senator john mccain's office says he'll be back today after being diagnosed with brain cancer he seen as a yes vote on a key procedural vote repealing and replacing the affordable care act embarrassed hammer keith reports president trump is pressuring gop senators including west virginia's shelley moore capito president trump was at the boy scout jamboree in west virginia when he introduced health and human services secretary and former boy scout tom price to the crowd trump had the health care vote on his mind muddle where you're going to get the votes better better oh you but otherwise i'll say tom you're fired and one vote he is hoping price can deliver is that of the republican senator from west virginia you better get senator capito to vote for you've got to get the other senators to vote for its time capito has raised concerns about medicaid cuts in the legislation hurting her state temer keith npr news members of the nation's oldest civil rights organization are preparing to speak out on president trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud npr's hansie lo wong reports from the nwpc ps convention in baltimore members of the nbc p are set to vote on a resolution today that would call for president trump to disband his commission on alleged voter fraud and other problems and to replace it with a task force on virtue sing voter suppression and increasing the number of people are registered to vote and who actually do vote npr's hansi lo wong reporting.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message comes from cyber policy helping protect small businesses against cyber attacks with the first end to end solution that combined cyber planning security and insurance customized for small business visit cyber policy dot com for a custom quote in just four minutes live from npr news in washington on barbara klein two major health insurance groups in the us are calling for senate republican leader mitch mcconnell to remove a part of the health care bill that allows insurers to offer plans that are low cost but offer barebones coverage and hansi lo wong report senator ted cruz proposed the prevision as part of efforts to repeal and replace the affordable care act senator ted cruz is provision would allow helping shores at offer plans complying with the affordable care act you also offers strippeddown plans that don't meet obamacare requirements such as covering preventative care and protecting people with preexisting conditions and when offered cheaper options on the individual insurance exchanges but the heads the blue cross blue shield association and america's health insurance plan save bats quote simply unworkable in any form in a letter to senate republican leader mitch mcconnell they say that will create a twotiered insurance system split between healthier people and those were sicker and who would have to shoulder much higher premiums on along npr news turkey is marking one year since a failed coup against the government of president reg uptight bear to one it's a national holiday today in the meantime is npr's peter kenyon reports from istanbul a state of emergency and sweeping crackdown continue one year after the attempted overthrow july fifteenth is now a national holiday cold democracy and national unity day marking the sacrifice of two hundred forty nine civilians who died resisting the coup attempt but the country remains sharply divided a year later some one hundred forty thousand people have been suspended or sacked from their jobs and more than fifty thousand will face charges aired one is defending the ongoing state of emergency that gives him extraordinary powers saying it will only end when the threat to turkey's security is eliminated turkey blames usbased cleric fatullah glenn for the coup he denies involvement in his fighting moved to extradite him to face charges peter kenyon npr news istanbul.