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"It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly and I'm Ailsa Chang Coming up massive protests in Brazil supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro were out demonstrating against the Supreme Court in Congress. We need to support him. He's our leader, and it's the only one that's not corrupt in our Brazilian government system, now news Live from NPR news. I'm Duane Brown. Secretary of State Tony Blinken says the U. S. Is still working with the Taliban to secure the release of Americans left in Afghanistan as well as all Afghan citizens with valid travel documents. NPR's Michele Kelemen tells us Blinken is denying claims by some U. S veterans groups that the Taliban is blocking charter flights from taking off. There's a lot of anger at Blinken right now, Some of these groups say they've given the State Department Manifest for planes out of Mazar e Sharif that they had landing rights in Qatar. They're furious with the department's handling of the situation. But Blinken says, Look, you know, the U. S doesn't have personnel on the ground anymore. In Afghanistan, it can't verify the manifests. It doesn't control the airspace and there are big security risks. NPR's Michele Kelemen. Taliban leaders named a new Cabinet today in the wake of their speedy takeover of most of the country last month. They say they will allow people with proper documents. To leave Afghanistan. Three former NFL players have pleaded guilty to health care fraud. As NPR's Ryan Lucas tells us A total of 15 defendants have now pleaded guilty in the case. Two of the former players, ex Washington running back Clinton Portis and next Kansas City wide receiver Tamara van over. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Third defendant, former journeyman linebacker Robert McCune was accused of orchestrating the scam. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and health care, fraud, conspiracy and other offenses. The trio was among more than a dozen former NFL players indicted in connection with the scheme under which some $2.5 million in false and fraudulent claims was paid out. Sentencing is scheduled for early next year. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington stocks finished modest, well, mostly mixed on Wall Street. Today, the Dow lost 269 points, or about three quarters of a percent. You're listening to NPR news. In Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to anti vaccine protesters today who have been disrupting his campaign appearances leading up to this month's national election in less than two weeks. Emma Jacobs has the story late Monday. Prime Minister Trudeau and reporters were hit by gravel thrown by demonstrators at a campaign stop in Ontario at a tightly secured event in Montreal this morning. Trudeau called violence that endangers others at a political rally. Unacceptable. They want to make their shouting and their aggression. Override. Democratic processes that have been going on for generations in this country and in other democracies around the world. We will not let them win. Trudeau also criticized what he described as angry mobs that have been harassing healthcare workers and others during protests against vaccine requirements in cities across Canada in recent weeks. For NPR News. I'm Emma Jacobs in Montreal in Louisiana. State officials say more than 400,000. Homes and businesses remain without power nine days after being hit by Hurricane Ida. But there are signs of progress as the total number of people without electricity has dropped from more than a million just a week ago, nearly three quarters or fourths rather of New Orleans has electricity again. While power and some other communities may still take weeks to restore. This is NPR. Neal.
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"I'm Josh Barrow Later in the show. We'll talk about the new bipartisan infrastructure deal that's so secret. Nobody even knows what's in it. We do know one thing that's not in it new taxes, and that makes sense because Republicans and Democrats have embraced expansions of government spending without new taxes. We Plus, we'll look at the death of Democrats Voting Bill and the Propublica expose of billionaires tax information. These tax documents don't show anything that is apparently illegal. So are they any of our business? All of that, plus the disgusting insects storm that is literally coating. Our nation's capital is coming up next on left right and center. We'll be right back. Live from NPR News. I'm Barbara Klein, The Justice Department's internal watchdog, is reviewing the department's use of subpoenas during the Trump administration. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The review follows revelations that some were used to secretly obtain communications records from members of Congress and journalists. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is reviewing whether the department complied with policies and procedures. And whether the subpoenas and the investigations they were part of where based on improper considerations. This comes a day after news broke that in 2018, the Justice Department secretly subpoenaed the communication records of at least two Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee, as well as staff and family is part of a leak investigation. The department also subpoenaed records of journalist from The Washington Post, CNN and The New York Times as the Trump Administration aggressively pursued leaks to the media. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington Also today, the Justice Department has announced new conspiracy charges against members of an anti government militia for their alleged role in the capital Riot. NPR's Tom drives back reports that brings the total number of cases related to the insurrection to more than 500. Prosecutors say six men from California with links to an extremist militia called the three percenters conspired to plan an attack on the capital. They allegedly brought weapons and gas masks to Washington, D. C. And some threatened political enemies with execution, so they have not been charged with committing violence that day. NPR's been tracking every criminal case related to the capital riot, and this is one of the more serious Out of the 500, plus cases. So far, Two people have pleaded guilty. Plea negotiations in other cases are ongoing. Meanwhile, the Justice Department continues to make arrests now, more than five months after the capital riot. Tom Dreisbach. NPR news Millions of doses of Johnson and Johnson's Covid 19 vaccine have to be thrown away. NPR's Sidney Lumpkin reports They were contaminated at a manufacturing site in Baltimore earlier this year, The Food and Drug Administration has decided that several batches of Johnson and Johnson's covid 19 vaccine have to be discarded because of quality concerns. They were made at a troubled Baltimore factory operated by emergent bio Solutions. It is still waiting for the FDA to allow it to resume manufacturing after it contaminated a batch of Johnson and Johnson doses earlier this year. None of those doses were released to the public. The FDA has been reviewing factory records and quality tests to determine which emergent batches are suitable for use. The agency has authorized two batches about 10 million finished doses they could be distributed domestically or conditionally exported abroad. Several more batches remain under review. Sidney Lumpkin. NPR news Just before the close on Wall Street, the Dow was up 13 points. This is NPR. California Governor Gavin Newsom says the federal government has agreed to restore nearly a billion dollars in grants for the States. High speed bullet train project to Link L. A in San Francisco. The funding had been pulled by the Trump administration two years ago. The Biden administration says it's returning millions of unspent dollars that the Trump Administration took from the Pentagon to build a border wall and they're sending it back to the military. This a day after Texas Governor Greg Abbott vowed to present a plan next week to use state funds to build a wall, though that could be legally challenged. The most prestigious awards in American journalism. The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today in New York. NPR's NEDA, You'll be reports, the Indianapolis star, The Tampa Bay Times and the Minneapolis Star Tribune all won Pulitzers for in depth coverage ranging from an investigation of police dogs. The story of a sheriff secretly profiling Children to the killing of George Floyd, then an announcement about the young woman who recorded his murder. We want to note that the board.
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"And reports, Biden is now apparently reaching out to a bipartisan group of senators that are working on a different infrastructure deal. President Biden's talks with West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito about a bipartisan infrastructure bill appeared to be over. Senator Capito said she spoke with the president and he told her he was ending the negotiations. But the White House says the president is still pursuing a bipartisan deal. He's talking to Republicans who are part of a bipartisan group. We're trying to put together an infrastructure package. That group includes Republicans Mitt Romney and Rob Portman and Democrats Joe Mansion in Kirsten cinema. Biden is also keeping in touch with Democratic leaders in Congress who are working on a parallel track preparing infrastructure legislation that might be able to get through the Senate with just 50 Democratic votes. The White House continues to insist that there are many paths to an infrastructure deal, but at least so far, they don't have the votes to succeed on any of them. Mara Liasson. NPR news authorities in several countries say the FBI coordinated a global sting operation that led to the arrest of some 800 people. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The investigation revolved around an encrypted messaging platform that was being used by transnational criminal groups. The encrypted communication system was called Unum, and Authorities say that criminals used it to plan multi ton drug shipments, illicit payments and other crimes. What the criminals didn't know, however, was that the encrypted system was secretly run by the FBI. And all of the messages were being copied and monitored by law enforcement. Acting U S attorney for the Southern District of California, Randi Grossman. The criminals using these devices believed they were secretly planning crimes far beneath the radar of law enforcement. But in reality, the criminals were not underneath the radar. They were on it. Officials say the sprawling international investigation was one of the largest ever to go after encrypted criminal activities. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington Thousands of Canadians turned out in Ontario last night, they mourned the killings of a Muslim family on Tuesday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also attended. And Carpenter reports that police in Ontario say four people were killed in a targeted attack. Only the nine year old son survived the attack after the driver of a pickup truck mounted the curb and struck a family of five out for a stroll. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it a terrorist attack. At the vigil, he said Islamophobia is real racism is real, and Canadians should not have to face it in their communities are in their country. He and other political leaders promised change. A 20 year old London, Ontario Man faces four charges of first degree murder. Dan Carpenter Chuck reporting. This is NPR. Well, W ABC News in Atlanta Good morning, I'm Lisa Ran dozens of Atlanta faith leaders, including the Reverend Dr Bernice King continue to protest what they call a recent onslaught of GOP push restrictive voting bills nationwide. King, the daughter of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr and CEO of the King Center. Joined members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus in Liberty Plaza yesterday. The group also called attention to the Federal John Lewis Voting Rights Act that could soon get a congressional vote. Being called out Georgia corporations that initially steered clear of taking a stance on Georgia's new voting law. Imagine four minutes.
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"To evict Palestinian families helped spark the current conflict so they don't want to Syria. Where shall we go? Thistle? I asked myself also why hospitals that served the poorest Americans during the pandemic are now struggling to stay open. Even before the pandemic many these hostiles were losing money. That pandemic is only gonna make that worse. It's been a terrible year and after setting record highs, Bitcoin and other crypto currencies are tanking. First the news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. President. Biden is hailing an Egyptian brokered cease fire between Israel and Hamas by and saying it's aimed at avoiding what he called the kind of prolonged the conflict has occurred in the past. Speaking of the White House this past hour, the president said With the agreement, there's an opportunity to discuss the settlement that benefits both sides. I believe the Palestinians and Israelis Equally deserved to live safely and securely and I enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity and democracy. My administration will continue our quiet, relentless diplomacy toward that end by and says the agreement will be in partnership with the Palestinian Authority in a way that does not benefit Hamas militants. Conflict over the past 11 days has resulted in widespread destruction in Gaza and damage in Israel about said J will accept the deal so long as Israel abides by it. Two more alleged members of extremist groups have been arrested in connection with the January six attack on the U. S. Capital. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. One of the men was arrested in New Jersey, the other in Florida, the suspect arrested in New Jersey a 61 year old James pretending Prosecutors say is a member of the oath Keepers anti government extremist group. Brahimi is facing several charges including unlawful entry, obstruction and destruction of evidence. In Florida. Meanwhile, federal agents arrested 28 year old Daniel Lyons, Scott On charges that include assaulting a federal officer and obstruction of law enforcement. Prosecutors say Scott is a member of the proud Boys extremist group and that videos from January 6th show him pushing police officers trying to protect the capital so far, dozens of alleged members or associates of the proud boys, an oath keepers. Have been charged in the capital insurrection. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington Bankruptcy talks involving produce farmer and members of the Sackler family have bogged down with billions of dollars at stake in the landmark opioid case. Attorneys have asked for more time to negotiate. Here's NPR's Brian Mann, members of the Sackler family have offered to give up control of produce farmer, the maker of OxyContin and pay more than $4 billion in exchange for protection from future opioid lawsuits. Two dozen states have balked at the deal. During this hearing, an attorney representing produce, farmers said some remaining disputes pure quote, extremely intractable. Federal bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain is giving the sides more time to negotiate blocking lawsuits against the Sackler is through mid June. Supporters say this deal.
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"For NPR News. I'm Damon Mitchell and Nashville The FBI is opening a federal civil rights investigation into the police shooting last week of a black man in North Carolina. NPR's Ryan Lucas has the latest. The FBI says the investigation into Andrew Brown Junior's death is being conducted by the Charlotte Field office in close cooperation with the U. S attorney's office, as well as the Justice Department's civil rights division. Probable seek to determine whether any federal laws were violated. Round was killed last week in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. During an attempted arrest. Brown's family and their attorneys were shown 20 seconds of body camera footage that they say shows sheriff deputies shooting and killing Brown. Stay. Brown was in his car with his hands on the steering wheel when the deputies opened fire and attorney for the family called the killing and execution. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington U. S. Consumers were more confident heading into the spring that on profit business research group, The Conference board says its consumer confidence index hit a 14 month high this month, up more than 12 points from March. The survey comes as more Americans are getting vaccinated against Cove in 19. Some people are making vacation plans makes close on Wall Street Today, the Dow is up three points. The NASDAQ fell 48 points the S and P was down a fraction. This is NPR. The cost of buying a house is getting more expensive. The latest S and P Case Shiller Home Price Index shows the biggest jump and more than a decade in February. Here's NPR's Chris Arnold. There's a historic shortage of homes for sale across much of the country, and that's leading to bidding wars in driving up prices. The Case Shiller index shows prices up 12% over just the past year, major Realtor group says Nationally, the median price of a home is now $329,000. In many places, it's much higher than that. So that's good news if you're selling a house, but economists worry that it's not a healthy market because it's making homeownership out of reach For too many people. Home builders and Realtors would like to see zoning changes that make it easier to build more affordable. Higher density has ng, especially in higher priced areas. Chris Arnold, NPR news president find the sign the measure would up the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour. Executive order will result in a pay bump for hundreds of thousands of those employees, including nursing assistants and laborers increased could be dramatic. For those federal contractors Still earning the minimum $10.95.
DOJ Has Charged Nearly 500 With COVID-Related Fraud In The Past Year
"People so far with fraud and other schemes tied to the Corona virus. Pandemic is NPR's Ryan Lucas explains. The department is made fighting such crimes a priority. Over the past year, The covert 19 pandemic has created a rich environment for fraudsters. One particularly enticing target has been the hundreds of billions of dollars to government doled out as part of the cares Act passed a year ago this week. The Justice Department says that over the past year it has charged 474 people with fraud and other crimes connected to the pandemic. That includes attempts to defraud the paycheck protection program, as well as other loan programs and unemployment benefits that were created by the cares act. The government says the amount of money fraudsters tried to steal in the cases charged so far. Around $570 million. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the department remains committed to protecting the public from those who would use the health crisis to illegally enrich themselves. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington A coalition
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"NPR news. I'm Mitch Borden. An appeals court says that many of the disciplinary records on New York City police officers can be made public. The ruling came over the objection of the police union, which claims the decision will endanger officers tarnished reputations and impede future job prospects. The mayor Bill de Blasio, says the city looks forward. Releasing the data once it receives the all clear You're listening to NPR news. Democratic congressman from Mississippi is suing former President Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for alleged conspiracy to incite the January 6th riot against the U. S. Capitol. As NPR's Ryan Lucas reports too far right groups are also named as defendants in the lawsuit. Congressman Bennie Thompson is suing Trump and the others for allegedly conspiring to incite the capital Riot. Disrupt the official counting of electoral college votes. The lawsuit alleges that was a violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act, which protects against conspiracies that seek to prevent members of Congress from fulfilling their constitutional duties. Suit says that trumpet Giuliani inside of the crowd at the January 6th rally near the White House, while the proud boys and the oath keepers spearheaded the attack on the Capitol. Thompson had to shelter in the House gallery during the attack. For being ushered to safety by security. The lawsuit is the first against Trump over the Capitol riot since the Senate acquitted him on Saturday on the impeachment charge of inciting in insurrection. Brian Lucas, NPR NEWS Washington and audit shows the Federal Emergency Management Agency preserved hotel rooms that were never used. And in some cases paid too much for them. Fame, a book nearly 227,000 rooms as emergency shelter for thousands of disaster victims in 2017. The audit finds that the agency failed to verify the accuracy of hotel taxes or ensure that people could find permanent housing Famous is the issues are being addressed. Wall Street stocks closed modestly higher. The Dow Jones industrials edged up six points. The S and P 500 fell too. And the NASDAQ lost 47. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Rocket mortgage, working to help home buyers find a home loan that fits their budget. Homebuyers can adjust payments, see tax estimates and closing costs all in real time. Rocket.
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"Losing additional unemployment assistance, another pandemic related protections. Democrats in control of the U. S. Senate continue their work today to include a minimum wage increase in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that they could pass quickly without GOP support. But It's a juggling act because the Senate's also just beginning a historic second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump. Majority leader Chuck Schumer says he's confident the Senate can handle it all. You know, it was said a few weeks ago in all the punditry and everywhere else. At the impeachment trial would throw a wrench into President Biden's early agenda. We are here today to say we are not letting That happened. We can do both at once. Impeachment trial opens this hour with four hours of debate over the constitutionality of the proceeding. The defense wants the jurors of the U. S Senate to dismiss the charge against former President Trump that he incited the insurrection of the U. S Capitol last month. Resulted in multiple deaths. MPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The House impeachment managers serving his prosecutors argued Trump's lawyers have offered no good defense. In a new brief, the House impeachment managers say Trump refuses to accept responsibility for his actions and instead is trying to shift blame for the violence to his supporters. Managers say the legal theories Trump's attorneys have offered in his defense don't hold water. They reject trumps argument that the Senate doesn't have the jurisdiction to try a former president. They say that argument is wrong, constitutionally and dangerous as a matter of practice. House managers argue that the Senate does indeed have the authority to try Trump. They say his actions are quote the paradigm of an impeachable offense that he should be convicted and barred from holding office in the future. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington Starting today. Some pharmacies they're booking appointments for covert 19 vaccines. A limited number of pharmacies across the U. S will be getting doses to administer starting this Thursday. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more because almost every community has one pharmacies. They're considered a key channel for administering vaccines. And right now, demand for vaccines is far greater than supply. Initially, the federal government will ship a million doses a week to about 10% of the country's pharmacies. Each participating store, in other words, will on Lee administer an average of about 20 shots per day. Consumers are advised to check their local eligibility requirements, then check their pharmacies websites to see if appointments are available, But retailers and federal officials urge patients Appointments will be hard to come by until vaccine supplies ramp up likely in late spring. Yuki Noguchi NPR news The Dow is up.
Biden's Justice Department to ask nearly all Trump-era U.S. attorneys to resign
"Plans to begin. The transition process for senate confirmed us attorneys as early as today as npr's ryan lucas reports. Two us attorneys conducting politically sensitive investigations are expected to remain in their current roles. One of the. us attorneys. Who is expected to stay on in his job is the us attorney for delaware. David weiss his office is conducting criminal investigation into president. Biden's son hunter. A senior justice department official tells. Npr that acting attorney general. Monty wilkinson called weiss on monday evening and asked him to hold in his current role. Thunder biden probe is one of two high profile politically sensitive investigations. The biden justice department inherited from the trump era. The other is special. Counsel john durham's investigation into the origins of the russia probe. Npr has learned that. Durham is expected to resign his post as us attorney for connecticut. What his appointment. As special counsel will remain in effect. Ryan lucas npr news washington. A team of
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"New administration views this as a priority. Ryan Lucas, NPR NEWS Washington Hi, This is Emily in Kensington, and I just donated to kick you, Edie. I'm a sustaining member and made an additional gift because I think the service that you provide is an essential component of our democracy. And I'm proud of this point to be able to support and with it a little bit of extra funding, particularly because you're being so thoughtful around your pledge and reducing the amount of times you can keep us informed. Thank you and stay safe. Thank you, Emily. And thank you for articulating so clearly everything we're trying to do during this important winter fundraiser. Good morning. I'm Cynthia Marcucci here with Dave Freeman. We are committed to being the free and independent press. That is a cornerstone of our democracy. And we are trying to keep this fund raiser as short as possible. In fact, today is going to be our last day. We've got a ways to go yet to get to our goal. We've got about $520 to go. We can get there. If you call right now, let us hear from you at 1 809 378850. You can call that number or you can text us the word give and we'll get back to you with a link to our pledge form. Or you can donate online at kqed dot org's slash donate, And, as Dave promised, there is a chance for you to double your money. That's right, Cynthia Good morning and good morning to Bridget Barton and Rob Robinson. They have put some money on the table this early Monday a $2000 dollar for dollar challenge Grant. Help support KQED fact based reporting and public radio programs that you hear on KQED public radio. Your contribution will be matched up to $2000. But we have to follow what we call our challenge. Grant rule. If we don't make the challenge before this hour is over, we have.
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"NPR's Ryan Lucas explains Kevin Kline Smith has also been ordered perform 100 hours of community service. Have inclined. Smith pleaded guilty last year to altering an email that was part of an FBI application to get surveillance on a former Trump campaign advisor. At his sentencing hearing, the former FBI attorney took responsibility for his actions. He said he deeply regrets the harm he caused. The bureau, the Justice Department and his former colleagues. U. S District Court Judge James Boasberg says clients miss actions did indeed inflict damage, including to the reputation of the court. The judge says clients. Miss actions appear to be quote the on Lee Stain on his record and character and handed down a sentence of probation client. Smith is the only person so far to face charges as part of special counsel John Germs investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington president bind. His named Robert Malley especially was envoy for Iran. He was part of the negotiating team for the one nuclear deal, which the Trump Administration pulled out of more from NPR's Michele Kelemen. The Biden administration is telling Iran that if it comes back into compliance with the 2015 deal, the U. S will, too. New U S. Secretary of State. Tony Blinken is building what an official calls a dedicated team to work on this drawing from quote, clear eyed experts with a diversity of views. Rob Malley will lead the team as a special envoy for Iran. Malli is a long time Middle East expert who was involved in the Iran nuclear talks as well as the Camp David summit between Israel and the Palestinians. More than two decades ago. Those who want the US to take a hard line on Iran are outraged by his appointment, while progressive groups and former diplomats have rallied behind him. Michele Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington RAF into a rough week for U. S financial markets, and for the month, the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S and P were also down sharply. The Dow fell 620 points today, the NASDAQ was down 266 points. S and P dropped 73 points. This is NPR. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Lance. Lucky Governor. Cuomo has given the green lights for indoor dining to resume with restrictions in New York City. Starting Valentine's Day, February, 14th restaurants will be limited to 25% capacity. Governor says he made the decision because Kobe 19 cases have gone down since the holidays, though he's aware new variants of the virus could pose new risks. You deal with the fax When you know them. If the numbers change, we change. Cuomo also announced a new initiative to allow wedding receptions with 50% capacity upto 150 people starting March 15th. New York City Council is introducing a package of police reforms over the next two weeks that members say will reduce the NYPD is footprint in the city and increase accountability of the 11 different proposals. One gives the council the power to confirm or deny a mayor's choice for commissioner. Another calls for taking final decisions on officer discipline out of the hands of the Commissioner, City Council members, Steven Levin says public safety laws are in dire need of an update. Well and with some, having been on the books for generations, well, it's not 1937. We should be updating our laws to reflect our city today. Legislation also addresses the role of school safety agents and how the city responds to mental health emergencies. Yankee Stadium will become a covert 19 vaccination site for Bronx residents. Governor Cuomo said that the National Guard will help convert the South Bronx landmark and the nonprofit so most community care will operate the vaccination center. It's unclear when the stadium will be ready for appointments that he field is also supposed to become a vaccination site. But that opening has been delayed. Under 16. Overnight. W N Y C support for NPR comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting those working towards a day when no one has to choose between paying rent, putting food on the table and protecting their health and the health of others are wjbf daughter work. Been curious about the history of black people in America my whole life. I think I got it from my dad. This drive to know everything about my community's history. And yet I have never been able to connect with black history Month. So this February, I'm going to figure out why. Chi, right in this week on the United States of Anxiety, the origin story of Black History month Join me for the United States of Anxiety Live Sunday evening at six on 93.9 FM and AM a 20 W N. Y. C. Welcome.
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"Have inclined. Smith pleaded guilty last year to altering an email that was part of an FBI application to get surveillance on a former Trump campaign advisor. At his sentencing hearing, the former FBI attorney took responsibility for his actions. He said he deeply regrets the harm he caused. The bureau, the Justice Department and his former colleagues. U. S District Court Judge James Boasberg says clients miss actions did indeed inflict damage, including to the reputation of the court. The judge says clients. Miss actions appear to be quote the on Lee Stain on his record and character and handed down a sentence of probation client. Smith is the only person so far to face charges as part of special counsel John Germs investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington president bind. His named Robert Malley especially was envoy for Iran. He was part of the negotiating team for the one nuclear deal, which the Trump Administration pulled out of more from NPR's Michele Kelemen. The Biden administration is telling Iran that if it comes back into compliance with the 2015 deal, the U. S will, too. New U S. Secretary of State. Tony Blinken is building what an official calls a dedicated team to work on this drawing from quote, clear eyed experts with a diversity of views. Rob Malley will lead the team as a special envoy for Iran. Malli is a long time Middle East expert who was involved in the Iran nuclear talks as well as the Camp David summit between Israel and the Palestinians. More than two decades ago. Those who want the US to take a hard line on Iran are outraged by his appointment, while progressive groups and former diplomats have rallied behind him. Michele Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington RAF into a rough week for U. S financial markets, and for the month, the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S and P were also down sharply. The Dow fell 620 points today, the NASDAQ was down 266 points. S and P dropped 73 points. This is NPR and 604 on a Friday, January 29th is this KCRW on Mary Perella. Here is what's happening in L, A metro train operator was taken to the hospital now after a shooting at the Indiana station in East L. A has happened early this morning when someone fired shots into the gold line train. Operator is in critical condition. No arrests have been reported yet. And Metro is asking for the public's help in providing any information to find the shooter there now offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to that person. Those with details can call 888950 70 to 33. You see a light announced this week. It's received a multi million dollar grant that's going to fund an effort to examine policing and incarceration. University will archive a range of materials, including police files for future research on racial and social justice. Kcrw's Matt Dillon has more on the project. $3.6 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund the project known as archiving the age of mass incarceration. It'll build off earlier work the university has done to map the toll mass incarceration has taken on L. A One of the first tasks the new venture will take on is digitally preserving a collection of eloped records dealing with everything from the war on drugs to issues between police and immigration control. Key focus of archiving. The age of mass incarceration is to include research spanning several communities of color, including American Indians. Combining work from earlier million dollar hoods project with U C L. A is for ethnic studies centers. This new undertaking will be led by Kelly Lytle Hernandez. She was awarded a so called Genius grant by the MacArthur Foundation in 2019 and utility says it plans to make the archive publicly available at the end of the melon foundations. Three year Gramp. And today is the day that restaurants in L. A county are allowed to reopen for outdoor dining. That comes after the decision by state officials to lift regional stay at home orders earlier this week, and as new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to trend downward. Officials have been sending notices to re opening businesses this week to remind them of restrictions like capacity limits, face coverings and sanitation procedures for restaurants. Servers will have to wear both masks and face shield and local health officials trying to make it clear that the resumption of outdoor dining is not a signal that we are out of the woods after a long stretch that Ella saw average now more than 10,000 cases a day. This week's totals have been in the 6000 range..
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"Now this news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Coronavirus cases continued to decline in the U. S, with daily infections at levels not seen since early November. But a new forecast on the outbreak from the University of Washington shows the arrival of new variants of the virus could spike cases again. Will Stone is the latest The most likely scenario. The Corona virus variant found in the UK and identified in many states keeps spreading in the U. S. Has an additional 175,000 covert deaths by May. The worst case scenario assumes another variant. One first identified in South Africa also spreads widely that fuels of spring surge and bigger spike in deaths. Chris Murray, with the modeling team at the University of Washington says even with the vaccine rollout mask wearing cautious behavior, not rebounding to creak, open mobility levels will be really critical. Marie thinks the chance of the US getting to herd immunity in the late summer or fall seems unlikely for NPR news. I'm will stone so far, One segment of the population kids ages 16 and younger has not factored into Corona virus vaccination plans where with the nation's top infectious disease experts as he expects that to change shortly. Dr Anthony Fauci says that he expects clinical studies will be able to determine soon. Whether currently approved Corona virus. Vaccines for adults are safe for younger Children as well. Results could also have an effect on how quickly public schools are able to reopen to in classroom learning. Fires when Madonna vaccines currently being given the health care workers and older Americans have not been tested on Children president buying the set a goal of reopening most schools in his 1st 100 days in office. The acting U S attorney general is rescinding a trump era charging policy critics say could lead to more and longer prison sentences. NPR's Ryan Lucas explains. The Justice Department is now returning to Obama. ERIC GUIDELINES, Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson says in a memo to all federal prosecutors that he is withdrawing the charging policy that was instituted by Trump's first attorney general Jeff Sessions. That policy ordered US attorneys to charge the most serious, readily provable offense. Sessions also instructed prosecutors to seek the stiffest penalties under the law. Now we'll consider scrapping that in favor of guidelines that were put in place by former attorney General Eric Holder. Those instruct prosecutors to make an individualized assessment in each case. Wilkinson says in his memo. The holder policy will be implemented on an interim basis. Until President Biden's nominees for key Justice Department posts are confirmed by the Senate. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington number of American signing contracts to buy homes fell for 1/4 straight month, though it was still the record high for the month of December. National Association of Realtors, the industry's main trade group, says it's pending. Home sales Index dropped 3/10 of 1% last month. A rough end of the week on Wall Street. The down drop 620 points today, the NASDAQ was down 266 points. This is NPR. And this is KCRW from the David Burnett Foundation newsroom on Larry Parole. Here's what's happening at 504. If you had an appointment to get your first covert vaccination at a Ralphs market, it appears you are out of luck, at least for a while. L. A county health officials have reclaimed 10,000 doses from the stores, pharmacies. Only time says the doses will instead be administered at the county's mass vaccination sites like the one at Dodger Stadium around spokesperson says people scheduled for a second dose that arouse pharmacy will still get their shot. Move was requested by health officials as the county scrambles to meet high demand. Well, it is. Official San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber will become California's top election official state Senate confirmed her nomination as secretary of state yesterday. More on this now from KQED is Guy Maserati. Weber will become California's first black secretary of state, roughly half a century after her family fled Arkansas when her father was threatened by a lynch mob. How ironic it is. The girls whose father could not vote, whose grand parents never had a chance to vote is now responsible before the million Californians and their right to vote. No legislator and either house opposed the nomination. But all Senate Republicans abstained. Whoever takes office after an election in which 80% of eligible voters cast a ballot..
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"Here's NPR's Ryan Lucas. Have inclined. Smith pleaded guilty last year to altering an email that was part of an FBI application to get surveillance on a former Trump campaign advisor. At his sentencing hearing, the former FBI attorney took responsibility for his actions. He said he deeply regrets the harm he caused. The bureau, the Justice Department and his former colleagues. U. S District Court Judge James Boasberg says clients miss actions did indeed inflict damage, including to the reputation of the court. The judge says clients. Miss actions appear to be quote the on Lee Stain on his record and character and handed down a sentence of probation client. Smith is the only person so far to face charges as part of special counsel John Germs investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington An investigation is underway into what caused nearly a dozen soldiers to get sick during a training exercise in El Paso, Angelika Terek of member station Katie Pieces. Two of the soldiers are hospitalized in critical condition. The 11 Fort Bliss. Soldiers required medical attention after consuming a substance Thursday at the end of a training exercise for Bliss has not identified what caused the illness except to say it was not food for police officials say they're working with law enforcement to investigate the incident, and leaders are in constant contact with families of the six soldiers. I'm Angela, co chaired in El Paso. The Dow Jones industrial Average is down 471 points or 1.5% at 30,131. This is NPR. President Biden's first trip outside the White House since taking office was to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was meeting today with wounded service members. His son, Beau, who served as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard, died at Walter Reed in 2015 from cancer. Mexico has now surpassed India in the number of people dying from Cove in 19, putting that country in third place behind the United States. In Brazil. MPR's Carrie Kahn reports more than 1.8 Million people in Mexico have tested positive for Corona virus more than 155,000 of them. Have died. In the past weeks, new records in the number of confirmed cases and death have been shattered in the past 24 hours, Nearly 20,000 new cases were detected in more than 1500 deaths confirmed But officials admit Mexico's numbers are much higher due to the low rate of testing in the country. In Mexico City and surrounding suburbs. Hospitals are full ambulances reportedly wait hours to discharge patients and oxygen supplies are limited. Mexico's ambitious vaccination program has run into logistical snags to mostly due to delays and delivery of vaccines. Carrie Kahn NPR NEWS Mexico CITY New allegations of miss spending our emerging in Puerto Rico more than three years after the U. S territory filed for the biggest U. S. Municipal bankruptcy in history. Today, a federal control board overseeing the Commonwealth's finances announced it even after being warned of a problem What our egos Education Department still kept paying salaries to people. It was no longer employing more than $28 million in.
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"Fuel to the demand without increasing supply, it just means that prices will rise even faster. Yun says. More training for construction workers changes in zoning rules and bringing down trade barriers to lower lumber prices could all help Chris Arnold. NPR NEWS, The number two official at the FBI is leaving the bureau. MPR's Ryan Lucas reports. David Bowdich is retiring as deputy director. After a 25 year career with the FBI. David Bowdich began his FBI career as a special agent in the San Diego Field office. He rose up through the ranks and for the past two years, has served as deputy director. The number two post in the FBI. Now he is retiring and what an FBI official says is a long plan to move about. It will be replaced by Paula Bates, who has been serving as the associate deputy director in charge of the bureau's management and personnel. Before that debate spent years working on counterterrorism operations, including in Iraq, Afghanistan in Libya. He later oversaw all FBI international terrorism investigations, as well as the bureau's criminal and cyber investigations worldwide. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR news. Morocco has become the first country in Africa to receive a large enough shipment of covert 19 vaccines. Tow launch inoculations nationwide Two million doses of the AstraZeneca Oxford University vaccine arrived today from India. World's largest vaccine manufacturer. It started exporting the AstraZeneca vaccine to mid and lower income countries this week. But the world's wealthiest countries, including the United States, still have claims on the majority of the most widely approved vaccines. US has by far the highest number of cases of any country. Nearly 25 million people who are or were infected and more than 411,000 lives lost to cove in 19 in under a year. Germany is expected to announce next week that the government will place the country's largest right wing opposition party under surveillance. Here's NPR's Rob Schmitz, according to German news reports. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has wrapped up a two year investigation into the alternative Fur Deutschland Party or a FD. And it will soon place the party and its members under state surveillance they have. D, which was founded eight years ago, is known for its opposition to the European Union and Immigration and as 88 members in the Bundestag, making up more than 12% of Parliament In March of last year, a far right extremist faction of the FD called the flu goal was placed under state surveillance. Many a FT members have espoused racist ideas and trivialize the country's Nazi past. The forthcoming decision is likely to deal a blow to the party and what is an important election year in Germany. Option. It's NPR NEWS. Berlin This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Morgan Stanley, with their podcast thoughts on the market, offering concise takes on current events and their implications for financial markets three minutes in episode three times a week, thoughts on the market. On a 1 to 1 basis. It doesn't seem to make the virus more virulent or have a greater chance of making you seriously ill or killing you. However, we shouldn't be lulled into complacency about that. Because if you have a virus that is more transmissible, you're gonna get more cases. When you get more cases. You're gonna get more hospitalizations. I'm gonna get more hospitalizations. You ultimately going to get more deaths? So even though the virus on a 1 to 1 basis isn't more serious, the phenomenon of a more transmissible virus is something that you take seriously Dr Anthony Fauci yesterday addressing the UK variant of covert 19 that has emerged in recent weeks. Mutations of.
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"Fuel to the demand without increasing supply, it just means that prices will rise even faster. Yun says. More training for construction workers changes in zoning rules and bringing down trade barriers to lower lumber prices could all help Chris Arnold. NPR NEWS, The number two official at the FBI is leaving the bureau. MPR's Ryan Lucas reports. David Bowdich is retiring as deputy director. After a 25 year career with the FBI. David Bowdich began his FBI career as a special agent in the San Diego Field office. He rose up through the ranks and for the past two years, has served as deputy director. The number two post in the FBI. Now he is retiring and went, an FBI official says is a long plan to move about. It will be replaced by Paula Bait, who has been serving as the associate deputy director in charge of the bureau's management and personnel. Before that debate spent years working on counterterrorism operations, including in Iraq, Afghanistan in Libya. He later oversaw all FBI international terrorism investigations, as well as the bureau's criminal and cyber investigations worldwide. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR news. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Shawn Carlson. New York State officials say they will run out of doses of the cove in 19 vaccine today. The federal government is expected to deliver an additional 250,000 doses for this week. But that isn't enough to make it through the next seven days. At the rate, the state is vaccinating people. Oven. Andrew Cuomo caution healthcare providers to be judicious when booking appointments. Last thing we wanna do is cancel appointments, right? So don't schedule an appointment. Unless you know you have an allocation 15 vaccination hubs operated by New York City or temporarily closed today after running out of covert vaccines. Tomorrow's the first day of early voting in a special election to fill a City Council seat in Queens. It also marks the start of New York City's new ranked choice voting system. Going photo of going forward, Voters will be able to select candidates in order of preference. Wi sees, Brigitte Bardot explains. The winner needs to receive more than 50% of the vote. If that doesn't happen on the first tally, the last place candidate is eliminated. People who chose that person as their first choice will have their second choice counted, and this process repeats until somebody has 50 plus one voters in the special election in eastern Queens or choosing a City Council member to replace Rory Landsman, who resigned last year to join the Cuomo administration. Tonight for our Friday.
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"Lady Gaga singing the national anthem on a cold, breezy but Sonny Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamila Harris. On historic day in the nation's capital by nerd Jing is using his inaugural address call for Healing A nation has become even more bitterly divided over the past four years. My whole soul was in it. Today. Miss January day. My whole soul is in this Bringing America together uniting our people united in our nation's and I ask every American had joined me in this cause. Three former presidents were on hand for today's inauguration, while one outgoing President Donald Trump was notably absent, having left Washington hours before Biden swearing in. After a scaled down parade a short time ago down Pennsylvania Avenue. The first family is now in the White House. Security was tight with some 25,000 National Guard troops on the streets of D C following the storming of the capital two weeks ago by pro Trump extremists. Nation's first ever youth poet laureate, delivered a message calling for unity and togetherness of today's inauguration more from NPR's Windsor Johnston. Amanda Gorman recited her poem The Hill. We climb a work she finished shortly after the attack on the U. S Capitol building. We've seen a forest that would shatter our nation. Rather than share. It would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy in this effort, very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it could never be permanently defeated. The recent Harvard graduate, was named poet laureate of Los Angeles. At the age of 16 at 22. Amanda Gorman is the youngest person to read a poem at an inauguration in modern history. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington, Connecticut Man faces federal charges for allegedly attacking a police officer during the right two weeks ago with US capital. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more in the case against Patrick McCarty. Patrick would call. He is charged in a criminal complaint with four counts, including assaulting D. C. Metropolitan Police officer Daniel Hodges during the attack on the Capitol, court papers say McCall. He was identified in videos from the January 6th insurrection by Trump supporters. And affidavit, says McCall. He can be seen using a riot shield to push Officer Hodges and pin him against the door. As another writer rips off the policeman's gas mask. Federal investigators have opened more than 250 cases so far tied to the insurrection. As they work around the clock to try to identify in charge. Those who took part in the violence. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington Stocks gained ground on Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 257 points. The NASDAQ Rose 260 points. You're listening to NPR. This is W When will I see in New York on Shawn Carlson? Many New Yorkers are breathing a sigh of relief Now that Joe Biden is officially president, 53 year old Wendy Brandis is a Manhattan resident standing outside Trump Tower. Today, she says she's feeling pretty good. It wasn't even a conscious feeling..
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"Was assassinated. We'll make 10 had been in flames. The National Guard Patrol the streets. That turmoil. Inspired me to become a public defender. Step I never anticipated would lead me towards this improbable journey binds remarks coming hours before his inauguration as the 46th, president of the United States, the nation's capital, is on high alert for the ceremony and wake of the violent insurrection. At the U. S Capitol two weeks ago. President elect Biden, this nominee for secretary of state testified and his nomination hearing on Tuesday. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports that Europeans are looking forward to turning the page on the Trump administration. When he comes to US diplomacy. Relations between Europe and the US under President Trump were contentious from the start. The U. S pulled out of the Paris climate Accord and the Iran nuclear Agreement in lesser is president of the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, secretary state in particular. Payal was openly critical, several very prominent speeches in Brussels. This has been remembered. This will not be the approach of new Secretary of State Tony Blinken. If confirmed, he grew up in Paris and has close connections across Europe. Lesser says Blinken exemplifies a generation in American foreign policy with um or Eurocentric view. He is maybe the last generation whose view of international affairs is formed by the relationship across the Atlantic, and that's quite meaningful. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR NEWS PARIS In after hours treating US futures are mixed chairs are also mix on markets in Asia. This is NPR news. North Carolina U. S. Senator Richard Burr is no longer being investigated for insider trading. Details from NPR's Ryan Lucas. Senator Burke came under scrutiny last spring because of stock sales he made shortly before the public was fully aware of the scale and threat of the pandemic. As a member of Congress, Birkhead received briefings on the virus before he made his transactions. That field questions of whether he was trading on nonpublic information. Justice Department opened an investigation of the trades. Now the department has concluded that investigation without bringing criminal charges. That's according to bruise. Lawyer Alice Fisher, a department spokesman confirmed the investigation has been closed. Bird, who had denied any wrongdoing, says he's happy to hear it and is ready to move on. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton has died. NPR's Tom Goldman has this remembrance. When Don Sutton was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1998. He praised the players he was joining as artists. It's not a description he used for himself, he once said. All he wanted was to be consistent, dependable, and you could count on me. He ended up being all those things in two plus decades in the major. Prison on five teams. The years with the Dodgers, 1966 to 80 and then a final season in 1988 were his most notable, He won more games, struck out more batters and pitch more shut outs than any Dodger in history. Raised in Alabama and Florida sudden also left a legacy in the South. He was a beloved longtime broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves, who put him in their hall of Fame for that work. Tom Goldman..
Barr agrees with Pompeo that Russians appear to be behind US government hack
"Barr has weighed in on the major hack of U. S government agencies at his last newscast. As attorney general Bar says Russia appears to be behind the breach. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports, the U. S government is still assessing the extent of the hack that first came to light just over a week ago. Experts say it is potentially unprecedented in scope. The Trump administration has not formally attributed the hack at this point, Although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said over the weekend that it was pretty clearly the Russians Speaking at a news conference, bar says he agrees. It's certainly appears to be the Russians, but I'm not going to discuss it beyond that, while barring Pompeo have both pointed the finger at Moscow President Trump has refused to do so. Instead, Trump has sought to minimize the severity of the hack and has suggested China might have been behind it. Ryan Lucas, NPR NEWS Washington On Wall
DOJ says 3 cities could lose federal aid for allowing "anarchy"
"Department is identifying New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, is jurisdictions that have permitted violence and the destruction of property. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The label means the Trump Administration is looking at possible cuts in federal funding to those cities. The White House released the memo early this month, ordering a review of federal funding to state and local governments that have in the administration's view, permitted violence and anarchy. The Justice Department was ordered to draw up a list of such jurisdictions with an eye toward federal funding cuts. Now the department is labeling New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, as three such jurisdictions. It says the city's air looking to decrease police funding despite civil unrest and a rising crime. Attorney General William Barr says he hopes the cities will reverse course, the Trump administration's previous efforts to cut federal funding to cities over immigration policies. Face legal challenges. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington will
Justice Dept. charges 5 Chinese citizens with hacking more than 100 companies; 2 Malaysian businessmen also arrested
"Has announced charges against five suspected Chinese hackers into Malaysian businessman for alleged computer breeches and other crimes. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more The five Chinese defendants face charges related to computer hacks of more than 100, American and foreign companies. I meant allegedly targeted firms in a range of industries, including software, development, video games and telecommunications, as well as think tanks in universities. They They face face charges charges of of conspiracy, conspiracy, wire wire fraud, fraud, money money laundering laundering and and other other crimes. crimes. The The two two Malaysian Malaysian businessman businessman also also face face a a range range of of charges, charges, including including racketeering, racketeering, conspiracy conspiracy and and money money laundry. laundry. They They are are accused accused of of working working with with hackers hackers to to target target video video game game companies companies in in the the U. U. S S and and elsewhere. elsewhere. Officials Officials say say Malaysian Malaysian authorities authorities arrested arrested the the men men at at the the request request of of the the U. U. S S government, government, which which is seeking their extradition. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington A bipartisan group of House
Chinese researcher charged with US visa fraud is in custody
"China's consulate in San Francisco is now in custody. NPR's Ryan Lucas report she's expected in court on Monday. A senior Justice Department official says the defendant tongue Gwen has been taken into federal custody but would not comment on the circumstances of her arrest. Hyung is one of four Chinese researchers The Justice Department recently charged with visa fraud for allegedly lying about their ties to China's military. Prosecutors say she was doing research at the University of California Davis. The FBI interviewed her in June and some time after that she went to the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, where she remained until her arrest. The U. S. Accuses the Chinese government of conducting a long running campaign to steal American research and intellectual property accusations. China denies Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington In Seattle, Customs and Border Patrol agents have been
U.S. Attorney In New York Says He’s Not Resigning
"Attorney General William Barr is trying to oust a top federal prosecutor the US attorney for the Southern District of New York but NPR's Ryan Lucas reports a prosecutor in Manhattan says he's not leaving yet the public stand off between bar in the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman comes after the justice department announced late Friday night that Berman was stepping down a few hours later Berman put out a statement of his own saying no he's not resigning and he won't do so until the Senate confirms his replacement and Berman vowed that the office is ongoing investigations will continue unimpeded he did not specify which cases he had in mind but the Southern District of New York is investigating president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and his business dealings that is just one of several investigations Berman's office has conducted that relate to associates of the president Ryan Lucas NPR news
Barr Expands Early Release of Inmates at Prisons Seeing More Coronavirus Cases
"Covert nineteen is spreading quickly through prisons the federal bureau of prisons says a hundred and thirty eight inmates and fifty nine employees have tested positive and at least seven inmates have died here is NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas with the story of one prison where things are especially Pat the Oakdale federal correctional complex is about a three hour drive west of New Orleans and has three low security facilities and is home to almost two thousand inmates they're all really afraid they feel like they're sitting ducks really just kind of waiting to get infected because it's getting out of control over there pretty quickly that's our John Thompson her boyfriend Brandon live this isn't telling me they're in touch on a daily basis via email and phone she says life is usually pretty stoic but last week that changed Brandon sounded really really panicked just terrified that he might die in there and he's like I'm not going to die like this those worries are not unfounded five inmates at Oakdale have died from cove in nineteen twenty two have tested positive as have for staff according to the bureau of prisons a week ago the bureau announced a fourteen day lockdown at all federal prisons to try to slow the virus is spread inmates are to be confined to their cells but for life is a hundred and forty or so others at his facility there are no cells to be locked in they sleep in barracks style buildings and bunk beds and about three feet apart again Thompson so there's two rooms at seventy banks and all night long he has a hard time sleeping because of the coughing her boyfriend she says is diabetic and has acute pancreatitis underlying health conditions that compound their fears Carla Lunsford is in the same situation she worries about her son Donald few get who's an inmate in another part of Oakdale he's worried and I'm worried because Donald has a birth defect yet one of his lungs are smaller than the other he has had some asthma problems from that he's told her that he fears catching the virus from the guards who rotate among all parts of the Oakdale complex he says guard sometimes wear masks and sometimes they don't the drumbeat of confirmed cases and deaths out of Oakdale make her nervous so it sure does it scare you caring about a minute you know Attorney General William Barr on Friday ordered the bureau of prisons to shift more inmates to home confinement and speed up the release of high risk inmates particularly those in Oakdale and two other hard hit facilities that has raised hopes for an early release but okay all inmates are not alone in their fears the prison staff are also scared right now Ronald Morris is a maintenance worker at Oakdale and the president of a local prison workers union we are at the epicenter of the pandemic from the bureau according to the union's tally Oakdale is even harder hit than the bureau statistics suggest Morris says that as of Sunday twenty five inmates attend the positive including the five who have died more waiting on results on the staff study says there are twenty one confirmed cases and another seventeen who are waiting for results now I absolutely believe I've been exposed I believe it would be safe to say that eighty percent of the staff out there have been exposed already the toll from the viruses for staff to work double shifts Moore says his biggest fear is catching the virus and taking it home to his wife and three teenage kids he says he does what he can to try to prevent that when he gets home every day he kicked his boots off outside and spray them with Lysol he strips down in his utility room and throws his clothes directly into the washing machine and then run straight into the shower the virus doesn't care if your prison staffer an inmate he says that's just the dangerous nature of what Oakdale dealing with Ryan Lucas NPR news
U.S. task force to tackle coronavirus market manipulation, hoarding
"The justice department is setting up a task force to deal with hoarding and price gouging of supplies needed to cope with the corona virus pandemic more from NPR's Ryan Lucas Attorney General William Barr says in a memo that the justice department has received reports of people hoarding vital medical items to make huge profits that has a cost to public health hoarding and price gouging he says make it harder to save lives and mitigate the spread of covert nineteen bar says the department will not tolerate bad actors who treat the crisis as an opportunity to get rich quick to combat the problem the department is creating a task force to address market manipulation and price gouging it will be led by the U. S. attorney in New Jersey Craig Carpenito to coordinate the investigation and prosecution of these activities nationwide Ryan Lucas NPR news
Ex-inspector general at U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicted for stealing government property
"The justice department is pursuing criminal charges against a former acting inspector general for the department of homeland security NPR's Ryan Lucas has more on the indictment against Charles K. Edwards the indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Washington DC charges Charles Edwards and an associate with conspiracy theft of government property wire fraud and identity theft Edwards served as the acting inspector general for the department of homeland security from two thousand eleven to twenty thirteen under the Obama administration prosecutors say Edwards and his colleagues still confidential proprietary software for the DHS inspector general's office they also allegedly stole government databases with sensitive personal information about DHS and postal service employees Edwards did so court papers allege so that his company could make a profit selling an improved version of the software to the department of agriculture's internal watchdog Ryan Lucas NPR news
Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn doesn't have to testify after court dismisses lawsuit
"A federal appeals court is ordering the house judiciary's lawsuit to force former White House counsel don began to testify to be dismissed NPR's Ryan Lucas explains the decision overturns a lower court ruling handing a major legal win to president trump the house Judiciary Committee subpoena don began last year to compel his testimony and then sued when he refused to comply the White how's ordered him not to testify arguing that he enjoyed absolute immunity from doing so as a senior adviser to the president late last year a District Court sided with the committee now in a two to one decision from a three judge panel the DC circuit court is overturning that ruling the appeals court says the fight over against testimony is a political dispute between the legislative and executive branches and the court says it has no authority to settle such a dispute instead it says Congress has political tools to force the executive branch to comply such as withholding funding in dissent judge Judith Rogers says the decision all but assures future presidential stonewalling of Congress Ryan Lucas NPR
Barr to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday
"President trump is railing against multiple media reports of the intelligence community has alerted members of Congress to Russia's attempts to again undermined the twenty twenty election in the incumbents favor legislation involving intelligence happens to be the reason US Attorney General William Barr plans to meet with Republican senators on Capitol Hill next week and peers Ryan Lucas has more officials tell NPR the bar is planning to attend the regular Senate Republican lunch next Tuesday the Attorney General accepted the invitation weeks ago in order to talk with GOP members about re authorizing intelligence provisions that are set to expire this year the programs are a priority for both bar and the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell well the meeting has long been in the works it comes at a rocky time for bar he is considered quitting over frustration with the president's tweets about the justice department and its ongoing cases he's also faced increasing allegations from the legal community about the politicization of department under his watch bar still enjoys however strong support from McConnell and other Senate Republicans Brian Lucas NPR news
Judge blasts FBI over misleading info for surveillance of Trump campaign adviser
"A secretive federal federal court is accusing the FBI of providing misleading information in its applications for surveillance of a former trump campaign aide as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The the court is ordering the bureau to ensure doesn't happen again. The order from the foreign intelligence surveillance court comes a week after a scathing report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog about the surveillance. It's a former trump campaign aide. Carter page the report documented. Seventeen serious errors or omissions the FBI made when get in the courts approval for surveillance on page wjr now the court's presiding judge Rosemary. Collier says the FBI has a duty to be fully forthcoming with the court. The bureau's handling of the page applications she says was was antiethical to that duty and it calls into question the information in other. FBI surveillance applications. The judge ordered the government to submit by January tenth. What had has done and plans to do to ensure that every FBI application is accurate and complete Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington? The government says that housing starts jumped into a twelve year high last month details from NPR. Scott horsely a survey by the National Association of homebuilders. This week showed builders are as bullish as they've been in more than two decades locates and that's
Feds take action against Russian hacking group
"The justice department has indicted two Russian men on computer hacking and bank fraud charges and peers Ryan Lucas reports US officials say the pair are some of the most prolific cyber criminals in the world the two Russians at Max senior that's in Igor Koresh off this conspiracy bank and wire fraud and hacking charges justice department officials allege the two men let a hacking operation that infected computers in more than forty countries install tens of millions of dollars the indictment says the pair use malicious software to steal passwords and other information from victims and then made wire transfers from victim accounts to foreign bank accounts under the Russians control a luggage business in New Mexico a Derry in Ohio and a community of Franciscan sisters in Chicago were among the schemes alleged victims the US government is offering a five million dollar reward for information leading to yep it's arrest officials say that both he and tertia are currently in Russia Ryan Lucas NPR news
Chelsea Manning Is Jailed for Refusing to Testify in WikiLeaks Case
"A federal judge has ordered former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to jail for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury that's investigating WikiLeaks NPR's. Ryan Lucas reports. The decision comes after manning was found in contempt. Judge Claude Hilton of the eastern district of Virginia sent manning to jail after she confirmed at a short hearing Friday that she would not testify before the grand jury the judge ordered manning to be held in the Alexandria detention center until she either agrees to testify or the grand jury completes its work manning provided materials to WikiLeaks in two thousand ten when she was in the US army. She says she invoked her first fourth and sixth amendment rights when she appeared before the grand jury. She also says she already answered questions related to WikiLeaks during her twenty thirteen court Marshall manning served seven years of her thirty five year sentence before Obama commuted in two thousand seventeen. Ryan, Lucas NPR news,
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visits Yuma Border Patrol station following deaths of two children
"Related to to high profile investigations the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of eight private Email server and the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia committee Republicans say they interviewed nineteen witnesses and new information to light, including what they alleged were potential surveillance abuses by the FBI Democrats say the Republican led probe was in attempt to undermine the ongoing Russian investigation and protect President Trump. They have no plans to continue the inquiry when they take control of the house in January Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington. The state of Utah has a new lower blood alcohol. Limit for drivers as NPR's Rebecca Ellis reports. It's the strictest DUI law in the nation beginning Sunday the blood alcohol. Limit for drivers in Utah. Will be point. Oh, five legislators hope the new limit down from point. Oh, eight will create. Safer roads. Sergeant Nick street with the Utah highway patrol said it will still be business as usual when it comes to patrolling. So we look for impairment, we are, you know, sticking our thumbs in the air trying to guesstimate what somebody's breath or blood alcohol. Concentration is the American beverage institute worries. A law will convert responsible drinkers into criminals, according to the institute, a one hundred sixty pound man could be unable to drive after two drinks and just a little over one drink could put a one hundred and twenty pound woman over the limit her beca Alice NPR news. German police say a man forced open the locked gate on the security perimeter of Hanover airport and drove a car onto the airfield the twenty one year old from Poland was pursued by police until he came to a stop underneath a Greek airlines Airbus A three twenty that was standing on the tarmac with one hundred seventy two passengers on board. No one was hurt in the incident but flights were suspended for more than four hours. This is NPR news. Oscar and Grammy winning lyricist. Norman gamble has died the performing rights organization BMI confirms on its website that he died ten days ago at his home in California at the age of ninety one as Jeff London reports. Some people may not know gamble by name. But most likely Noah songs Norman Kimball wrote the words to this. And this. And this. Born in Brooklyn Kimball started his
Los Angeles DA Investigating Anthony Anderson, Steven Seagal, Harvey Weinstein
"It will prosecutors did not rest their case today in the Bank and tax rod trial, former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort NPR's Ryan Lucas says the judge delayed the start of the day's proceedings for some five hours before finally, resuming in the afternoon, prosecutors had been expected to wrap their case against Manafort by the end of the day, but judge TSA elyssa third had several discussions at the bench with attorneys from both sides. He eventually called in the jury issued a warning reminding them not to discuss the case with anyone including each other, and then called in early lunch break the delay which was never explained means the jury was unable to hear any witness testimony in the morning. The proceedings finally resumed mid afternoon with testimony from a former Bank executive whose Bank approved sixteen million dollars in loans for Manafort the former executive testified that his bank's chairman new Manafort and one at a job in the Trump administration. Prosecutors say they expect to wrap up their case when the trial resumes. Sunday afternoon, Ryan,
Federal Reserve Likely to Keep Rates Steady
"That are saying that this overrides their tenth amendment rights, to regulate, guns in their own state and it's. The Republicans who've held the Ohio twelfth congressional district for thirty years. But that's, being, challenged in a special, election and Paul manafort's. Lawyers say he's innocent we'll get the latest from the trial it's Wednesday the first day of August MRs morning edition on WNYC Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman Paul Manafort is back in court today NPR's Ryan Lucas. Reports day. Two of, the former, Trump campaign chairman Bank and. Tax fraud trial will feature testimony for more government witnesses on day. One the, jury heard opening statements and testimony from the government's. First witness political consultant tad Devine on. Day to the government plans to call another political, consultant, who worked with, Manafort, in Ukraine that's. Daniel Ravin jurors. Will also hear from an FBI agent the government laid out its case in its opening statement. Saying that the eighteen Bank and tax fraud counts against Manafort boiled down to one thing Manafort lied the defense meanwhile says manafort's recordkeeping lapses were, unintentional manafort's mistake they say was putting his trust in his former deputy Rick, gates gates has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with prosecutors he is expected, to testify, against Manafort the trial is expected to. Last about three weeks Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington the Federal Reserve Today is, expected to stay the course and hold interest. Rates steady as NPR's Chris Arnold reports the fed will issue its latest statement on rates as it wraps up two days of. Meetings about where. The economy is headed the fed is. In the midst of a multi year journey to get interest rates, back up to more normal levels feted kept rates extremely low to boost the economy. In the wake of the recession it hasn't been able to raise, rates too, quickly because that might hurt what it software a time it's a sluggish and fragile recovery but with the. Economy in. Relatively strong shape now the fed has said it's, planning to more interest rate hikes before the end of the year the Fed's goal with all this is to avoid overheating the economy and to. Give itself. Room to, cut rates, again whenever the next recession. Comes along Chris Arnold NPR news the weather is cooling off in. California giving, fire crews a better chance to battle wildfires especially. In the northern part of the state. The car fire near reading has destroyed nearly a, thousand, homes and left, six, people dead Jefferson Public radio's leeann Moriarty reports fire officials say it's thirty percent contained the winds. And high temperatures that drove the fire across the Sacramento river and through several neighborhoods on the edge of reading last. Week have eased somewhat firefighters have used that pause to create more containment lines and. At this point the fire is moved into rural forested areas north and west of the city some. Of the almost forty thousand evacuated, residents are being allowed back into their neighborhoods. But, most are still waiting for officials to say it safe to return Liam Moriarty reporting a federal. Judge is temporarily blocking a Texas company from publishing plans online for three d printable guns the plans have been. Public, for several days and downloaded thousands, of times anyone with. A three d. printer can use them, the Trump administration, had given the company an exception, to rules that govern arms exports now eight. States in Washington DC have sued to block the exception you're listening to NPR this is Doug WNYC in. New York good morning I'm Richard Hake it's seven oh. Four seventy five degrees showers and thunderstorms are, likely for, today Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will stop prosecuting most marijuana possession and smoking cases starting today he made the announcement earlier this year but he's now issued guidelines for his office and share them with police and courts assistant DA -'s. Will only be allowed, to prosecute marijuana arrests if a defendant is, also accused of selling marijuana and. Those who pose a significant safety threat such a threat could include an individual who's, being investigated for a violent crime smoking ban has gone into effect across. The, city's public housing system as of Monday morning Nitra residents will no longer be allowed to light up inside their. Apartments are building common areas Michelle Rodriguez lives in the Barack houses on loan the Lower East Side she says she likes. The health benefits some the ban but feels like nitrous shouldn't infringe on people's freedoms. As, an individual as an adult as a soon states citizen have. The absolute right man. You are contributing A lump sum of money to a place, that. In my aesthetically.