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US Bound Flights Carrying Afghans Temporarily Halted Due to Measles Cases
"White house says flights carrying afghan refugees to the us have been halted after discovery of four cases of measles among people who recently arrived in the us. This as npr's michele keleman reports nineteen more us citizens from the airport in kabul in the state department says to others managed to get out overland national security council spokesperson. Emily horne says the. Us is doing intensive work to give americans clear and safe options to leave afghanistan. The state department says forty. Four americans were offered seats on the latest plane. But not all decided to go. The taliban are still not allowing charter. Flights from northern afghanistan and democratic senator richard blumenthal once the state department to do more about that time precious time. The situation of these individuals is desperate urgen. He's been working with veteran groups and activists to help several at risk afghans and some american citizens get
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"I'm janine herbst a day after the. Us completely pulled out of afghanistan. President biden call the withdrawal a success as he defended the us evacuation effort. That got some one hundred twenty four thousand people out of the country in a speech to the nation today from the white house. He said he didn't want to extend a forever war or up forever. Exit and said that was a unanimous decision by military in us advisors npr's. Michele keleman has more. He talked about ending an era of military operations to remake other countries He said we should be focused on the threat of The current threats and by that he's talking about china countries like china and russia. He said would have would have gladly seen the us continued to be bogged down in afghanistan And that wasn't something he was willing to do. Npr's michelle kellerman about one hundred. Americans remain in afghanistan in california cruiser. Trying to stop the out of control kaldor fire from burning into the town of south lake tahoe. Npr's kirk siegler reports the massive wildfire just sixteen percent contained has burned more than six hundred structures and followed a forced thousands to evacuate since it ignited more than two weeks ago. The kaldor fires burning through dense stands of old growth trees in the steep mountains around the lake tahoe basin. The series has been in severe drought made worse by climate change and these forests are dangerously overgrown paradoxically in part due to a history of suppressing wildfires. The evacuated town of south lake. Tahoe has historically been partly buffered by the namesake. Granite walls of the sierra nevada but fire managers are reporting spot. Fires are being ignited.
Taliban Forces in Kabul Airport Ready to Take Over
"To take full control of the airport in Kabul, once the U. S. Military pulls out of Afghanistan. That's according to Reuters news agency, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, the State Department says it doesn't expect a functioning airport right away. The U. S has been talking to the Taliban, Qatar, Turkey and others to try to make sure there's a smooth handover of the airport in airfield, State Department spokesperson that price says it's in everyone's interests. That there be a functioning civilian airport with the U. S military set to depart by August 31st. I think that, um It is probably unreasonable to expect that there will be normal airport operations on September 1st. But he says the U. S and Allied Air traffic experts have been laying the groundwork for resumption of civilian air services as quickly as possible after the US leaves Michele Kelemen,
US Troops and Afghans Killed in Suicide Attacks Outside Kabul Airport
"Outside the airport in Kabul, 13. U. S military personnel were killed along with dozens of Afghans near the airport gates. Still, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, the U. S. Is wrapping up its evacuations even as the U. S military responded to the attacks claimed by an offshoot of Isis. Evacuation flights continue. President Biden says another 7000 people have gotten out, including 500 Americans, and he says This effort will continue for several more days before his August 31st deadline. To the extent that we can do that, knowing Threat. Knowing that we may very well have another attack. Military's concluded that's what we should do. He says He's seen no evidence of collusion between the Taliban and Isis K, the group that carried out the deadly attack. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State Department Nebraska's governor has
U.S. Will Do "Whatever It Takes" to Evacuate Americans From Afghanistan
"Of people continue to try to flee 8000 have been evacuated in the last 24 hours. Just getting to the airport remains dangerous. And NPR's Michele Kelemen reports the State Department says it's stepping in to help Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls it an incredibly volatile and fluid situation outside the airport in Kabul. He tells Fox News Sunday that the State Department and the Pentagon will do whatever necessary to get Americans out. Directing people with whom were in direct contact. As to the best way to get to the airport. Get through the gates get onto planes. That's the safest and most effective way to do it. The administration is also getting private. U. S. Airlines to help transport evacuated Americans and Afghans who worked with the U. S from transit countries onward. Blinken says about two dozen countries have agreed to help temporarily House Afghans while they wait for US visas. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington President Biden is due to deliver remarks on
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"Evacuations on the kabul airport planning to take thousands of people a day to safety until the end of the month and officials say they're talking to the taliban about all of this. As npr's michele keleman reports the pentagon says the goal is to get five to nine thousand people out of afghanistan per day until the end of month national security advisor. Jake sullivan says the. Us has been talking to the taliban about the timeline for the evacuations and the difficulties many are reporting about getting to the airport. Taliban have informed us that they are prepared to provide the safe passage of civilians to the airport and we intend to hold them to that commitment. The us is evacuating american citizens and their family members. Some foreign nationals afghans. Who worked with the us military in aid organizations and others at risk michelle kellerman npr news. The state department the white house says us military flights have evacuated more than thirty two hundred people from afghanistan so far that number includes some eleven hundred americans and nearly two thousand afghans special immigrants at the white house says have been relocated to the united states the air force meanwhile investigating what happened monday when a c. Seventeen transport plane was taking off from kabul. The plane was swarmed by afghan civilians. Some of whom died the air force says human remains were found in. The plane's wheel will when it landed in cutter to texas now governor greg. Abbott has posted a video on twitter. Saying he is feeling well despite testing positive for covert nineteen. Also.
Iran's President-Elect Says Talking About Missiles Is 'Off Limits'
"On Iran is getting ready for another round of indirect talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. But a newly elected president of Iran doesn't want to take on other issues The Americans are hoping to discuss. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports hardliner Ibrahim Breezy, will be sworn in as Iran's president in August, and he's already making clear that some topics are off limits like the country's missile program. But the Biden administration wants to talk about missiles and get a better nuclear deal with Iran. The first step is getting back into the one the Trump administration left. That job falls to US envoy Robert Malley. I don't think that this window is going to be open forever at some point will have to conclude that this is not succeeding, but we're not there yet. We still think that it's that it's possible. We still think that it's certainly in our interest. We think it's in Iran's interest to, but they'll have to make that decision for themselves. In an interview to air on Fridays morning edition, Malle says the negotiations in Vienna have been tough. Iran wants more financial relief than the U. S. Is willing to offer and the U. S. Wants to. In Malley's words, rewind the tape on work Iran has done since the Trump administration left the deal like building its supply of nuclear fuel. Get back to where we were in 2016. With a cap on on the levels of enrichment, with the cap on what centrifuges they could use and rich with a cap on the amount of enriched uranium they could have. And with the IAEA, the nuclear inspectors being able to monitor Everything they're doing, which is not occurring today. Iran refuses to meet US diplomats, O'Malley passes messages through European diplomats He's also raising the cases of detained Americans, though Biden administration officials insist that this is separate from the nuclear diplomacy.
Blinken Heads to Middle East to Build on Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire
"The Middle East. President Biden asked him to go, but only after a ceasefire was in place, ending the latest military conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Secretary, Blinken has been cautious about jumping into Middle East diplomacy. He started quietly with phone calls while he was on a trip to the Arctic. Plans for a visit came together only after Israel and Hamas agreed to stop fighting. And White House press secretary Jen Psaki is making clear that Blinken has narrow goals for this trip to Israel, the West Bank, Egypt and Jordan, ensuring that we're creating conditions with our partners in the region. For a sustained ceasefire and also discussing the path toward on rebuilding Gaza. Something that there's a great deal of interest in support and the international community on and they're great needs on the ground. This was the fourth military conflict like this between Israel and Hamas since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip about 15 years ago. This last episode has taken Gaza back several years. That's Elizabeth Campbell, who runs the Washington office for UNWRA, U. N agency that runs clinics and schools for Palestinian Of the 66 Children that were killed. 19 of them went to our schools. This is very traumatic for the families for the teachers for the fellow students on DIT is increasingly difficult to keep rebuilding. During the last outbreak of violence in 2014, then Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to Egypt hoping to do some shuttle diplomacy. He stayed in Cairo all week, with little to show as both sides made demands of him and airstrikes and rocket fire continued. This secretary was far more hesitant, says Harland al Gindi Ah, former adviser to Palestinian negotiators. Risk averse is probably an understatement. Secretary Blinken says Israel has the right to defend itself against rocket fire from Gaza. But he also says he wants to make sure Israelis and Palestinians have equal measures of security, peace and dignity. El Guindi says. All those things are lacking for Palestinians that just seems so detached from where
Nord Stream 2: Biden Waives US Sanctions on Russian Pipeline
"The Biden administration reported to Congress today on the steps it's taken to stop a controversial natural gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany. Many lawmakers are not happy with the latest development instead of punishing the company building Nord Stream too. Biden administration has decided to waive sanctions for national security reasons. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with the U. S secretary of State and she joins us from Reykjavik, Iceland. Hi, Michelle. Hi there, Ari. So the U. S strongly opposes this pipeline, saying it increases European energy dependence on Russia. And so why did they decide to waive the sanctions? Well, because these sanctions would mean punishing Germany and the and the Biden administration has been making a point of trying to rebuild relations with European partners relations that restrained in the Trump administration. So, you know, the Germans today were quick to confirm this news. They were certainly glad that the US is putting a premium on relations and waiving sanctions on the company Nord Stream to a G and its CEO who's a German citizen. Now the U. S. Maybe hoping that U. S diplomats can quietly continue to make their case that this is not a good deal for European energy security. Another hope is that if the Green Party in Germany wins elections this fall that it might actually stop the project anyway. The other thing, Ari that I often hear from US officials is that look, This pipeline is almost complete. So it's not at all clear if Thies sanctions will really prevent its
Israel Destroys Gaza High-Rise Housing AP and Other Media Offices
"And Gaza today, a high rise building that houses the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazira. Has collapsed. It's not clear why the building was targeted, but the AP says he owner had apparently received advanced notice of an Israeli strike. Meanwhile, the State Department's point person on the conflict is in the region is NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Deputy assistant secretary of state Hottie Hummer is visiting Israel and the West Bank holding talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials. Spokesperson Julianna Porter says the trip is part of the administration's high level engagement while he's their whole reinforce our message that we have stressed and many senior level engagements with the parties and Other stakeholders this past week, which is, of course, namely achieving a sustainable calm, she says. The U. S is working through regional partners to send that message to the Palestinian militant group and supporting Israel's right to defend itself. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS
Iran Says Nuclear Program Testing Newest Advanced Centrifuge
"Iran's President Hassan Rouhani today reiterated Tehran's commitment to nuclear nonproliferation. At the same time, he oversaw the launch of new advanced centrifuges at the country's Natanz underground nuclear plant. As NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Today's developments come as the U. S and Iran hold indirect talks on returning to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. This week, European, Russian and Chinese diplomat shuttled between U. S and Iranian delegations in Vienna. A senior Biden administration official describes the meetings as constructive. It says it would be better to talk directly with Iran. The official who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity, says the U. S. Is ready to let Iran do business again if Iran curbs its nuclear program. But the official also warns that the talks will head to an impasse if Iran sticks to its position that the U. S must lift every sanction imposed by the Trump administration since Trump pulled out of
ISIS Is a Growing Threat in Africa
"Secretary of State Antony Blinken is hosting a virtual meeting of the coalition to defeat Isis, focusing not just on the ongoing threat in Syria and Iraq but also the growing threat in Africa. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. U. S officials are alarmed it a deadly attack in Mozambique. Acting special envoy John Godfrey says the Isis branch in Mozambique has become increasingly brazen attacks in recent days in the northern town of Palma left dozens dead and thousands missing. Godfrey says one American who was there was successfully evacuated. The attacks there are horrific, frankly and show a complete disregard for the life, welfare and security. Of the local population. The envoy was speaking to reporters in a conference call ahead of a coalition meeting meant to focus on the fight against Isis in Syria and Iraq. Godfrey says the coalition recognizes the need to counter Isis branches and networks in Africa, too.
Biden Administration Attempts to Revive Peace Process For Afghanistan
"The Biden administration is trying to revive a peace process for Afghanistan. As NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, Administration officials say this is the moment when progress is possible. The State Department isn't commenting directly on Secretary of State Antony Blinken is letter to Afghan officials that a local news agency published or draft peace proposal. Spokesperson Ned Price says the Biden administration is just offering some ideas not trying to be prescriptive. It is ultimately the right and responsibility of Afghans to determine their political future. The United States has a support role to play the international community needs to support that process needs to be constructive. Price says the U. S special envoy will stay in the region and that it's too early to make a judgment about how the diplomacy is
Blinken reportedly offers sweeping plan to bolster Afghan peace
"Biden administration is trying to inject some life into a peace process for Afghanistan, suggesting some ideas on moving forward. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports the U. S calls this a moment when progress is possible. The State Department isn't commenting directly on Secretary of State Antony Blinken is letter to Afghan officials that a local news agency published or draft peace proposal. Spokesperson Ned Price, says the Biden administration He's just offering some ideas, not trying to be prescriptive. It is ultimately the right and responsibility of Afghans to determine their political future. The United States has a support role to play the international community needs to support that process needs to be constructive. Price says the U. S special envoy will stay in the region and that it's too early to make a judgment about how the diplomacy
Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test
"A lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken says he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and, well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be an adversarial when it must be The common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or bullying aside from China.
Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test
"The Biden administration has a lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken does he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be An adversarial when it must be Common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or
Biden administration to "re-engage" with U.N. Human Rights Council
"And I'm very Louise Kelly. The Biden administration is taking a new approach to the United Nations, so it wants to make sure it has a seat at the table at U. N agencies that the Trump administration left that includes the Human Rights Council in Geneva as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. The Trump Administration denounced the Human Rights Council as a quote cess pool of political bias. The Biden administration says the 2018 decision to pull out left a vacuum often filled by authoritarian countries. The diplomat representing the U. S in Geneva now Marcus are announced today that the U. S. Is rejoining first as an observer. We know that this body has the potential to be an important forum for those fighting teary and injustice around the world. Being president of the table. We seek to ensure it can live up to that potential. There are many human rights crises that could be discussed there. A military coup in Myanmar a crackdown on protesters in Belarus and Russia. Then there's Iran. The repression is at an all time high for the past 15 16 years I have covered it that Tutti Guy Amy, who runs the New York based Center for Human Rights in Iran, he says the U. S absence from the council was felt back in 2019 when there was a deadly crackdown on protesters in Iran. That was something that the Human Rights Council if it had its center of gravity should have immediately moved to an emergency session for it. It did not happen. The Trump administration blasted Iran for the violence, but Gammy says it would have been more effective if it had done so with others on the Human Rights Council. Trump's former U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley accuses the council of covering for dictators and being biased against Israel, she says it's sad to see the Biden administration give it legitimacy. Eileen Donahoe has a different perspective. She was Obama's ambassador there and said U S leadership made a difference. We got a special rapid tour focus specifically on Iran. There was a commission of inquiry on North Korea. We got multiple special sessions on Syria, which meant that the focus on Israel decreased dramatically without the U. S. There, she said Via Skype, China has upped its game. Avoiding scrutiny of its crackdown in Hong Kong and with the U. S. Calls a genocide against Muslim
State Department Condemns Group It Removed From Terrorist List
"Iranian backed group should not be on a terrorism list. From NPR's Michele Kelemen as he was leaving office. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated the Houthi he's as a foreign terrorist organization raising alarms from aid groups. Yemen is considered the world's worst humanitarian crisis and much of the population lives in areas controlled by the Houthi. These State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the U. S is taking the Houthi is off that list. This intent to revoke That designation has nothing to do with our view of the hooches on their reprehensible conduct, he says. The U. S will keep up the pressure on who the leaders who are fighting a Saudi backed coalition. Michele Kelemen, NPR NEWS The State Department's docks continue their upward moment. Um the Dow gained
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"Americans for the arts. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish and I married the weeds. Kelly, President Biden and Vice President Harris made a joint trip toothy State Department today. Vowing that the U. S will lead through diplomacy. America is back. Diplomacy is back. You are the center. All that I tend to do. You are the heart of it. Biden's aides say this was no accident that he chose to visit the state Department before other national security agencies he wants to boost morale and an agency that Trump often dismissed as the quote Deep State Department. NPR's Michele Kelemen is at the plain Old State Department. She joins us now. Hey, Michelle. Hi there, Mary Louise. So a morale boosting visit. That was the goal. How'd it go? How were they received? Well because of the pandemic, there were very few State Department employees who are actually in the room to hear that pep talk. There were screens on the stage, though of some of the new foreign service officers at home when their computers And he definitely hit the right notes for a department that's been kind of sidelined and politicized by the Trump administration, he said. He has their backs. He welcomes dissenting views, but he wasn't very specific until he went upstairs to the more ornate Ben Franklin room to deliver an actual foreign policy speech again, mostly to an empty hall. Well. He did make some news in that mostly empty hole. He called on the coup plotters and Myanmar to quote relinquish power. He also had tough words for Russia. Tell us about that. Yeah. I mean, the big theme is about reviving alliances and pursuing diplomacy with adversaries when possible. So when you talk about Russia, you know already he's extended the key arms control agreement with Russia. But Just take a listen and how he described his first phone call with Vladimir Putin. I made it clear to President Putin in a manner very different from my predecessor. But the days of the United States rolling over The face of Russia's aggressive actions interfering with.
How The Biden Administration Can Tackle America's Longest War
"Administration is reviewing its options in many areas of foreign policy, including Afghanistan. It is America's longest war and in a deal with the Taliban. Last year, the Trump Administration agreed to withdraw U. S troops by May, but The new administration says the Taliban is not keeping its end of the bargain, hinting that U. S troops will likely stay longer. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports a former U. S government and U. N expert on Afghanistan, Rina Amiri knows that Americans are tired of fighting endless wars. Now we're trying to win the peace. But she says the Trump administration left a complicated hand. Amiri, now with New York University, says the U. S emboldened the Taliban. By negotiating the withdrawal schedule and keeping to it even as violent spite and Afghan peace talks faltered. And now what we have the situation where the Taliban feels very much they have won this war that they're winning this war that the peace agreement is simply a cover for withdrawal for the U. S. The U. S still has 2500 troops in Afghanistan under the deal with the Taliban, they're supposed to be gone a few months from now. But Biden's national security advisor Jake Sullivan, says the administration is taking a hard look at whether the Taliban are meeting their commitments to break ties with terrorists, reduce violence and negotiate in a serious way with the Afghan government. And in that context, we make decisions and now our force posture and our diplomatic strategy going forward. That's welcome news to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He told the Aspen Institute last week that he expects a U. S team in Kabul soon, and he's gotten good signals from Secretary of State Tony Blinken. A promised me robust diplomacy in the region. Full coordination with us in a focus on ending 40 years of violence, the bidet administration may be promising too much, though Laurel Miller of the International Crisis Group says it's signaling that it wants to keep some US troops in Afghanistan for counterterrorism purposes and wants a peace deal that protects the democratic and human rights gains of the past two decades. Those are all perfectly fine and understandable things to be saying Again in the very first days of the administration, but ultimately you can't have all of the above. Miller says The Biden administration will have to prioritize. There cannot be both a negotiated peace and keeping some troops even a small number in Afghanistan for counterterrorism or any other purposes Because the Taliban won't agree to that there can't be a negotiated peace and No change in the nature of the system of governance and and writes in Afghanistan. U. S officials have long said they would protect women's rights in Afghanistan. Rina Amiri says not following through on that could send the wrong signal to Islamist groups elsewhere, so she thinks the U. S needs to get the diplomacy, right. And she'd like to see a third party, perhaps from the U. N manage the peace process. It will also be more helpful for the U. S. Because right now, everything right on the U. S. You need a manager of this peace process Right now. We do not have a manager. A State Department spokesperson says the U. S will support the Afghan peace process with a quote senior and robust American diplomatic effort. Trump Administration's envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, remains on the job. Even a secretary Blinken builds out the team. Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington
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"To the challenges posed by Russia, and this administration is going to take it seriously. That is NPR's Michele Kelemen. Thank you, Michelle. Thank you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. The vaccine roll out across the country continues to flail. California has administered only about half the covert 19 shots available on the state. That's why a bunch of volunteer tech workers are stepping in to provide information when the government doesn't Lesley McClurg from member station, KQED explains. A few weeks ago, Tim Swartz was watching the nightly news. New guidelines will be issued today that will expand vaccine eligibility to exports suddenly qualified for a shot. He's a 67 year old resident of San Francisco. He had no idea how to get one. Nobody's calling me emailing me telling. I'm eligible for anything. He checked his doctor's office. But they weren't vaccinating people his age. So we went down to his local pharmacist and asked if they were offering shots. Then he said, no, hey, had heard from corporate Walgreens corporate office that they might in the future. Get it short started scouring the Internet but to no avail. Even California's public health website didn't provide any links to drive up sites walk up appointments or even a help desk. Oh, it's frustrating that in one of the most tech savvy Cities in the most tech savvy country in the world that this kind of information is not available to the residents. Also frustrated by the situation is Patrick McKenzie. He's a tech worker based in Tokyo with ties to California. He was floored that vaccines were sitting on shelves rather than saving lives. So I tweeted out on Twitter and said, one of the best things that I could imagine a technology spending time on right now is Calling the places that could have the vaccine and putting who says yes, in a single place. The call to arms roused many of Mackenzie's followers, which is 100,000 people. Ah, group of really smart folks started designing a dashboard immediately. A few hours later, Mackenzie checked in on his friends. This is all fantastic. You know, just one thing, though, When you're when you're doing the call Center management. I have some suggestions, and then one thing led to another. They launched a website the next morning. Less than a week later, 250 volunteers were calling hundreds of doctors and pharmacists across the state. Every day. One afternoon they found 60 new places offering shots just in Los Angeles. Their dashboard called vaccinate, see a offers up to date information about where supplies exist, who qualifies and how to make an appointment. Similar efforts are underway in Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Throughout the pandemic, Private citizens have offered everything from case tallies to risk calculators. If you go to those sides, you get much more accurate data in a more timely way. Then even the federal government delivering at least today, Dr. Georges Benjamin is the executive director.
Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins
"The new administration is also promising to rebuild the State Department. They've brought back some diplomats who were forced out in the early days of the Trump administration to help But there are big gaps to fill as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports and Morita tourist served for a decade in the foreign service until she quit just over a year ago. She says she was just too frustrated with the Trump administration, pulling out of international organizations and sidelining career diplomats. At the time I was serving at the U. S mission to the U. N So had a front row seat to this isolation. So you know from the Paris accords, so leaving the Human Rights Council and also just the day to day sort of instructions. We were getting really to treat. Many of our allies like anniversaries were engaging with them and dialogue. We were bullying our way through for Chris Richardson. His concern started when Trump ran for president talking about banning Muslims from coming to the U. S. Have been horrified by that, and then he got elected and you know we did this to send cable against it. But my issue was is that after the dissent cable came out, we all kind of just moved on to the next outrage. But I never got over that outrage. Richardson and immigration lawyer left the foreign service in 2018 and got involved in lawsuits against Trump's travel ban. He even wrote in affidavit that made its way to the Supreme Court. So for me I felt that I needed to get out there. I needed Teofilo and I needed to stand up for American principles because I thought that then President Trump had gone so dangerously astray. From what our values and what our character is. As a country that I needed to make a stand. Biden has reversed the ban and has talked about the need to rebuild the State Department. Richardson, who's black. Says the problems that state are deeper than trump. He's worried about the lack of diversity. Tourists whose Puerto Rican agrees. We're facing a huge diversity deficit and a brain drain at the State Department. So I do think it's important that we look back and see and try and recruit those who have left to come back to show that, you know. Actually, this is not how the State Department typically runs President Biden has brought back some divers, former foreign service officers tapping Linda Thomas Greenfield to be the next U. S ambassador to the U. S. And as Rose, a A to be an undersecretary of state. Those are political appointees. There are stricter rules about bringing career diplomats back into the foreign service and 35 year. Veteran diplomat Tom Countryman says the secretary of state has to be judicious in combining Promotions for those who have labored in the vineyard under very difficult circumstances the last four years. As well as bringing back those of exceptional quality. It's gotta be a mixture of both countrymen was among those forced to retire at the start of the Trump administration. He encouraged other career foreign service officers to stay saying a foreign policy without professionals is an amateur one. I'm happy that their hard work and their patriotism will again be respected. Rather than denigrated by the White House. At his confirmation hearing, senators question Tony Blinken on how he will overcome the partisanship of Mike Pompeo is 10 Year at the department. It's not simply a matter of bringing people back filling the slots there no empty Is making sure that the best of our ability we're building a workforce that has skill said To deal with the incredibly complex challenges we're facing that are very different. Then the challenges we faced in previous generations. That means experts and global health and climate and technology, he said. He also vowed to focus on the department's diversity deficit and get back to its non partisan tradition. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State
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"Ukraine has announced that it is buying more javelin anti tank missiles from the United States this military purchase comes at a time when Ukraine is trying to smooth over relations following the impeachment of president trump here's impairs Michele Kelm back in that infamous July phone call Ukraine's new president said he was almost ready to buy more javelins from the US president trump responded saying quote I would like you to do us a favor though trump has since been impeached he had been holding up U. S. aid to Ukraine releasing it only after a whistle blower complaint came to the attention of Congress soon after he was meeting Ukraine's president follow dimmers a Lansky in New York touting his earlier assistance I gave you anti tank busters that frankly president Obama was sending you pillows and sheets and I gave you entertain questions a lot of people that want to do that but I did it now you crane is buying javelins with its own money it sees these weapons as a deterrent to Russia Ukraine's embassy says in a statement quote we are proud that Ukraine is becoming a reliable partner of the United States eligible to procure high tech U. S. defense products the Ukrainian ambassador in a tweet also writes that he's looking forward to a visit to Kiev in early January by secretary of state Mike Pompeii AO that would send an important signal according to Stephen Peifer a former US ambassador when I was in keep about seven weeks ago there was a degree of nervousness about the depth of the U. S. Ukraine relationship and what you're going to be looking for is basically a signal from secretary Palmdale that the United States support is there in full but Piper says it was not helpful to have trump's private lawyer Rudy guiliani in Kiev recently meeting with a discredited former prosecutor and other unsavory characters it's worrisome because the president seems still to listen to Mr Giuliani and sometimes may be paying more attention to Mr Giuliani many blows to his own state department his embassy in Cuba his National Security Council staff was intelligence community and that's a problem hi for is also troubled by the planned departure of the current acting ambassador in Ukraine bill Taylor testified in the impeachment hearings now he's been asked to hand off to the deputy chief of mission on new year's day Michele Kelemen NPR news the state department.
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"Leaders to embrace nationalism Michele Kelemen NPR news the United Nations. you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news. today the British Supreme Court through another wrench into prime minister Boris Johnsons brexit plans the court unanimously ruled that Johnson acted illegally when he suspended parliament for five weeks that's just mention prevented lawmakers from blocking the prime minister from taking the U. K. out of the E. U. on October thirty first with or without a deal so parliament will convene again tomorrow morning and now Boris Johnson is a prime minister without a majority members of his own party abandon him in a revolt earlier this month one of those members was envy he is now an independent M. P. having been kicked out of the Conservative Party over that rebellion with Johnson's no deal brexit plan welcome to the program. thank you so Mister Macy what is your first priority when parliament reconvenes tomorrow. well to a certain extent the return of parliament is slightly irrelevant now because when Boris Johnson suspended parliament we used the last few days remaining the pulse legislation that means that if you count your appeal by the thirty first okay but he has to expand. the deadline for brexit to January but obviously the decision taken by the Supreme Court is very very significant the first time ever really. they ruled on a dispute between. the executive and the legislature on this power to suspend parliament. they've made it clear that the courts can intervene if the prime minister decide to suspend parliament in order to pursue his political ends which is usually. significant and it's being. the humiliating for the prime minister's how to fly back from. New York now the parliament's receiving I don't know what will happen when parliament resumes because parliament is now in control and all sorts of different measures so listed measures could be taken in the next few days perhaps to firm up. the opposition to another deal breaker apart from the October thirty first deadline there is another pressing question here which is can Boris Johnson continue to lead this country without a majority given all of the set backs he's had including this latest one from the Supreme Court. seven pretty unprecedented terror to for example you would expect that all the cool remark this way every single just eleven of them voted against the government in the decision that might be resignations but so far they've been no recognition by the. government this is going to be eight five as he came up with this. crazy idea but the I'm a old saying you could you might expect that to be an election we have a very complicated. election lower the moment and also all the opposition parties. were refusing to have an election until with October the thirty first deadline all you know is given yeah if I could ask you to take a step back from the pressing questions of the moment to reason may and Boris Johnson have both appeared to fail to get the U. K. out of the European Union there has been one extension after another what do you think the end game here is quite a different prime minister get it done will be perpetual delay another referendum how does the scent. nobody knows all I would say is that either he comes back with the deal or he will we crash out all we have a second referendum but what lies behind your question if the parliament finally has to come to a decision and there will come a point of parliament refuses the pols a deal when I think Boris Johnson will win the argument and say we just have to leave without a deal if you guys white pasta deal S. S. A. Z. is an independent member of parliament thank you for joining us on such an eventful day in Britain. you're listening.
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"It's all things considered from n._p._r. news i'm ari shapiro and mary louise kelley coming up fallout for turkey's president air to one after his party loses big in the race for mayor this tunnel all size are that are will accept a result to question is what is he going to do afterward loss remembering author judith krantz ads coming up after the news live from n._p._r. news and culver city california dwayne brown secretary of state mike pompeo is calling on gulf states and other allies to join together in an effort to secure shipping lanes in the persian gulf after blaming iran for recent attacks he was visiting saudi arabia today and the united arab emirates as n._p._r.'s michele keleman tells us officials traveling with pompeo say he's trying to build up a coalition to keep eyes on the shipping lanes in the persian gulf secretary pump a._o. is asking the united arab emirates to offer military assets he says president trump is keen on burden-sharing his aides won't say what countries are likely to join or what exactly this coalition will do at the united nations iran's ambassador is calling for a regional dialogue about security with the u._n. in the lead and he's calling on the u._s. to stop in his words its military adventurism in the persian gulf michele kelemen n._p._r. news the state department the government says more than three hundred migrant children have been removed from remote border patrol station near el paso texas following reports of inadequate food water and.
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"Will be on Capitol Hill today facing tough questions about US weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. The Trump administration sped up some sales to avoid congressional oversight as NPR's. Michele Keleman reports, the house foreign affairs committee is calling the hearing arm sales, and the administration's, quote, dubious Enron around congress. The State Department notified congress in late may that it is moving ahead with more than eight billion dollars in arms sales for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan invoking and emergency to avoid congressional oversight in his prepared. Testimony for the hearing assistant secretary of state for political military affairs are Clark Cooper, says the weapons are needed to address an urgent regional threat posed by Iran. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department. Police in Hong Kong have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters who are opposed to pending legislation today's demonstrations force Hong Kong lawmakers to delay debate on a Bill that with. Would let Hong Kong residents be sent to China to stand trial presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is preparing to respond to attacks on his political philosophy. NPR's Giles Snyder reports the Vermont Senator will deliver a speech today on democratic socialism, Bernie Sanders will deliver his speech at George Washington University. He is expected to defend democratic socialism as the unfinished business of former president Franklin Roosevelt's new deal and argue that it's time to guarantee basic economic rights Sanders delivered similar remarks in two thousand sixteen President Trump has sought to tag Sanders with the socialist label too, so doubts about as electable NPR's Giles Snyder, Donald Trump junior will testify privately today to the Senate intelligence committee. He's expected to be questioned about his father's presidential campaign that included a meeting with a Russian delegation that offer dirt on Hillary Clinton Trump junior's testimony will last four hours. This is NPR. The US preventative services task force has a new recommendation aimed at preventing HIV infections, NPR's, Alison Aubrey reports the task force recommends that doctors offer their high risk patients daily preventative pill. The CDC already recommends true vodka. A drug made of two antiretroviral medications has a powerful tool to prevent HIV infections..
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"They have indeed for today without a deal. President Trump plans to impose the tariffs on Monday. If Mexico does not do more to stop the flow of migrants to the US NPR's. Michele Keleman reports our. Hours before vice president Pence sat down with visiting Mexican delegation of the White House. President Trump on an overseas trip again, called on Mexico to stop the millions of migrants who he says are swamping, our border Mexico can stop to. Otherwise, we just won't be able to do this, and then they will stop that want to do something. I think they wanna make a deal. No deal has been reached yet, but Mexico's foreign minister Marcelo abroad has been sounding hopeful optimistic because we have a meeting with respect to Flynn. Position from both parts after the White House meeting. He had follow on talks at the State Department with secretary of state Mike, Pompeo, many analysts including Mexican professor Carlos Heredia are far, more pessimistic. If there is any logic to the way, the President Trump handles policy is that he likes conflict likes to create problems, and then fresher the opponent on humiliate the opponent and keep the threat lingering. Speaking of the Wilson center on Tuesday, Heredia said he expects this uncertainty to continue through the US election cycle because talking tough about Mexico plays. Well, with Trump's base. So I don't think there is a way to bee's Trump. He argues that the US and Mexico have to work together on migration and should be addressing the root causes violence, and poverty in central. Erica. The Trump administration though, wants to see Mexico do a better job of securing its border with Guatemala to prevent central Americans from starting that journey north. It's no easy task says the Wilson centers Rachel Schmidt, gay in part because there are three hundred informal crossings at the Mexico Guatemala the border. There was some staffing issues with the national migration institute of Mexico, and so there has been challenges for sure on the enforcement front. Mexico has deported tens of thousands of migrants this year, still a former US ambassador to Mexico. Earl Anthony Wayne says Mexican and US officials are overwhelmed by the numbers is also not a problem you can turn on and off in a week period, as some of the tweets we've seen suggests is very deeply rooted. And it is hard pro Wayne was speaking to the council of the Americas today, after he and six other former US ambassador to Mexico. Oh, called on the administration to stop linking trade immigration. He says a trade war will hurt everyone this one million dollar minute trade that we have Mexico's touch a lot of people. And if we get into a big trade disputes, going to be very costly, not just for American consumers farmers and manufacturers, he said, but also for the US Mexico relationship, which he and the other former US ambassador said they tried to foster for the past few decades. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department, let's bring in another voice on this story, Pennsylvania Republican, Pat Toomey, who is on the record calling the president's proposed tariffs on Mexican exports, quote the wrong remedy, and misguided Senator Toomey, welcomed all things considered. Thanks for having me, misguided, y gimme the nutshell version of why you think these tariffs would be a really bad idea. Well, the several levels to that, not the least of which is, it's a tax on Americans tax on Americans who choose to purchase products that originate in Mexico Mexico's one of our biggest trading partners nearest neighbor closest ally. And so it would directly diminish the value of the tax reform that we did by raising taxes on consumers, it would disrupt supply chains for American companies thereby making them less competitive. And, and, and so that's the direct practical economic impact the indirect economic impact would be if the Mexican government decided they had to retaliate and impose tariffs on American products than we would sell fewer products to Mexico. That's not good for our exporters, including those in Pennsylvania. And then Finally, I would say, you know, it's going to be more difficult for the administration. To reach trade agreements, if while we have a trade agreement, and right now NAFTA is in force, and NAFTA is a zero tariff agreement. If the president can wake up on Thursday morning and unilaterally announced. So there's going to be twenty five percent tax tax on all of your products. Well, what, what meaning is there to the trade agree? All right. So you're laying at immediate economic impact potential impact on future trade deals. Have you reached out told the White House directly, please don't do this? I, I've had a lot of conversations with people in the White House, including the president over recent months. They know very well what my view is on tariffs. Like h so according to President Trump. These tariffs will go into effect on Monday what they may go into effect on says they're going to affect on Monday. So we will see what, what the coming hours and days bring, but you as a co-equal as a member of a Coequal burn, government have. Essay here, what, what are your thoughts in terms of how congress might want to block them? Well, I we have to see whether or not they in fact go into effect, and you know what the nature of that is. But ultimately, I think if the president chooses to impose a round of tariffs, the authority under which the administration has indicated they would do this, I think there is a resolution of disapproval mechanism available to congress. And so we would certainly have to seriously consider voting to disapprove it. A resolution of disapproval. This is something that was deployed when the president wanted his national emergency. It's not the most forceful sounding response. If you'll forgive me for saying should there, be an outright vote to. Tariffs, so will it would have that effect if it were to succeed and could overcome a presidential veto, it would have the effect of preventing the tariffs going into effect? So it is. So you raise the sticking point, which is you would need a veto proof majority are enough Republicans prepared to override the president on this. It's not clear until you have the votes. So we'll find out, but I can tell you, I do think there would be more Republicans of voting against a designation of this sort then voted against the last one. And there were twelve of us who voted against the last one. So it's entirely possible that we would have a veto proof majority. It's will we won't know until the vote occurs if about across what about another possible area of leverage that, that you as lawmakers have, which is withholding support for, for the NAFTA deal. The US MCA that the president has said he really wants well, the so I'm not a supporter of the new the newly negotiated NAFTA deal because. I think it's going to diminish trade. So my threatening to withhold my support, it would be a hollow hollow, you're happy to withhold support either, but that would appear to be one area of levers, that Republicans raised a valid point because the existence of the steel and aluminum tariffs. I think we're, we're certainly an obstacle to US MCA approval in the Senate. And I think the president realize that and I think that probably contributed to their decision to lift those stealing aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. So if the president were to go ahead and impose these tariffs on Mexico. It's very hard to see how you as MCA goes forward. I mean in how how the Mexicans respond when they have a free trade agreement that precludes tariffs like this, and the president, nevertheless, imposes tariffs like this. It's hard to imagine the Mexican Senate ratifying this agreement it's hard for me to imagine the US. Senate approving it or the house for that matter. So I do think that is a serious obstacle for the administration and you said, we should wait and see what happens. Are you optimistic? Some deal may be reached to avert, the I, I think there's a real chance there might be a deal to avert the towers, but this is a very hard to predict Ivan non the predicting business. We'll find out Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Thanks so much. We appreciate your time. All right. Thanks for having me..
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"And UK are working together on Iran, though, they disagree about the nuclear deal. Michele Keleman, NPR. News Washington residents in. Parts of the Florida, panhandle. Devastated by hurricane Michael six months ago. Hope President Trump will take note of their slow recovery as NPR's Asia Roscoe reports Trump will hold a reelection rally in Panama City, Florida later today, Panama City is still recovering from hurricane. Michael other states have been hit by tornadoes. Fires congress usually can come together to pass his Astor aid. But this time around things have been held up. Trump does not want more money to go to Puerto Rico. But that has been unaceptable for Democrats, thousands of homes and businesses are reportedly still damaged many residents are living in tents and campers while their homes are repaired. The administration has not said whether Trump will visit hurricane victims the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania will shut down by the end of September. NPR's Jeff Brady reports the company that owns the sites remaining. Reactor says without government subsidies that will be forced to prematurely retire. The plant Three Mile Island was the site of the country's worst commercial nuclear power accident in nineteen seventy nine that happened at unit number two unit. Number one has continued to generate electricity. The plant was licensed to operate for fifteen more years, but the nuclear power industry is struggling to compete with less expensive electric city from natural gas and renewable energy Exelon which owns the plant argued that Three Mile Island deserves compensation for the carbon-free electricity. It produces that argument has been successful before other state legislatures but not yet in Pennsylvania. Jeff radi. NPR news Philadelphia a day after steep losses on Wall Street. Stocks are higher as investors watch for developments in the US China trade dispute at last check the Dow up seventy seven points. This is NPR news. I used to be a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy a few months ago after spending eight years on death row has left the country. NPR's Abdul Satari reports from his Lama Bod BBC's lawyer tool NPR that the Christian woman along with her husband left the country on Tuesday to join her family in Canada al-siyabi was accused of plus me in June two thousand nine following an argument with a federal form worker blasphemy carries detect penalty in Pakistan, her conviction was overturned last year triggering a countrywide protest by religious.
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"China was high on the agenda secretary of state, Mike Pompeo visited farmers in Iowa today. NPR's Michele Keleman has more on the unusual domestic trip for America's top diplomat. Secretary palm peyot is traveling with the US ambassador to China. Former governor Terry Branstad, and he's trying to reassure farmers that the administration is making progress in trade talks. I awoke public radio asked Bombayo about the president's recent tweet Colleen on China. To remove tariffs on US agricultural products. While we don't have the deal done yet thought it appropriate to make that ask I hope that they will we've not heard back from them or at least hadn't the last time. I checked in. We've got to get this, right? The secretary of state has more domestic travel this month with plans to go to Texas and his home turf, Kansas. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department newer selective service system is appealing a federal district court judge's ruling late last month is NPR's David welna explains. The judge ruled it's unconstitutional to require that only men after register for a possible draft the decision to appeal Houston-based US district court judge gray. Miller's ruling comes a little more than a week after he founded unconstitutional that only men between ages eighteen and twenty five have to register with selective service women had earlier been exempted from registering because they were not eligible to fill combat positions if drafted but since more than three years ago women have been able to hold any job in the. Military including combat the national coalition for men. I group that opposes what it calls discrimination against men had sued to halt, the registration requirement for males only the case is being appealed in the fifth circuit court based in New Orleans. David welna NPR news, Washington construction spending fell in December the government reporting today declines in residential and government projects helped to push spending on new construction down six tenths of one percent. Stocks lost ground to begin the new trading week. The Dow fell two hundred six points today. The NASDAQ was down seventeen points. This is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson with a little less than a month to deliver a budget for the next fiscal year. Governor Cuomo turning up the pressure on his fellow Democrats WNYC's Fred mogul reports. Cuomo's relying on a familiar playbook used the April first budget deadline as leverage to get things done the way, he wants them, even when they're not completely tied to dollars and cents. One of his. Top priorities. This year is legalizing marijuana for adult us if they don't get marijuana done in the budget. You're going to see real trouble on it. And they're making a mistake speaking on W AMC Cuomo criticized assembly speaker, call hasty and Senate majority leader Andrea Stewart cousins because they've said marijuana legalization of shouldn't be rushed. And if they need to they'll work until the end of session deadline in June. The city is making more low income New Yorkers eligible for half price metro cards. But slowly the fares program was supposed to launch at the beginning of the year. So far just thirty thousand people have been able to enroll though the program was first billed as reaching eight hundred thousand the mayor's office says that in the fall the program will be expanded to public housing residents. Cuny students and military veterans who meet the income requirements. Mayor de Blasios launching an experiment to make basement apartments legal in east New York. 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"China was high on the agenda secretary of state, Mike Pompeo visited farmers in Iowa today. NPR's Michele Keleman has more on the unusual domestic trip for America's top diplomat secretary Pompeo is traveling with the US ambassador to China. Former Iowa governor Terry Branstad, and he's trying to reassure farmers that the administration is making progress in trade talks, Iowa public radio asked Bombayo about the president's recent tweet, Colleen on China to remove tariffs on US agricultural products. While we don't have. The deal done yet thought it appropriate to make that ask I hope that they will we've not heard back from them or at least hadn't the last time. I checked in. We've got to get this, right? The secretary of state has more domestic travel this month with plans to go to Texas and his home turf, Kansas. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department selective service system is appealing a federal district court judges ruling late last month is NPR's David welna explains. The judge ruled it's unconstitutional to require that only men after register for a possible draft the decision to appeal Houston-based US district court judge gray. Miller's ruling comes a little more than a week after he found it unconstitutional that only men between ages eighteen and twenty five have to register. With the selective service women had earlier been exempted from registering because they were not eligible to fill combat positions if drafted but since more than three years ago women have been able to hold any job in the military, including combat the national coalition for men. Group that opposes what it calls discrimination against men had sued to halt, the registration requirement for males only the case is being appealed in the fifth circuit court based in New Orleans. David welna NPR news, Washington construction spending fell in December the government reporting today declines in residential and government project up to push spending on new construction down six tenths of one percent. Stocks lost ground to begin the new trading week. The Dow fell two hundred six points today. The NASDAQ was down seventeen points. This is NPR weedy news. I mean, akin state attorney general heavier bizarre says he'll soon released the results of his investigation into last year's fatal police shooting of Steph on Clark, the twenty two year old Clark was unarmed when he was killed by Sacramento police in his grandmother's backyard, here's Sarah my entire team is taking it very seriously. And we we hope that soon we'll be able to issue. I reports as well. Because we know how serious a matter. This is. For not just the clock family. But for a lot of folks yon Sacramento as well, Sacramento. Police officials say they'll use bazaars report in their review of the incident which could result in disciplinary action for the officers Sacramento district attorney announced Saturday, she will not charge. The officers giants president and CEO, Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence several days after he got into a public altercation with his wife, which was caught on video. He acuity. Peter Jon Shuler reports. The giants organization announced in a press release that bear asked to take personal time away effective immediately. The video shows bear and his wife scuffling briefly when her chair topples over sending her to the ground screaming Esther paralysis diekmann with next door solutions to domestic violence in San Jose calls the incident disturbing what is the community norm. What is the world that we want to raise their own children? And what is the bar? What is the standard of behavior? We want for the future of our children. The giants statement says bear acknowledged his behavior was unacceptable, and is taking steps to make sure it will never happen. Again. Major league baseball is investigating the incident..
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"Williams was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to document what happened next and turn her final months into a podcast, intellectual chaos about it. But there's also this appreciation reference for kind of unwinding of the miracle. Now, the news. Live from NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm psycho. Tell the Trump administration says it is sending food and medicine to Colombia's border with his Walea, even though that country's embattled President Nicolas Maduro is vowing to block it NPR's. Michele Keleman reports on the challenges of getting that aid in Venezuela's armed forces. If mobilized could blockade from moving in says US on voi- Elliot Abrams, but he adds members of the army are suffering like most Venezuelans. So our hope is that they will be able to persuade Madero or they will simply disobey orders to continue. The starvation of the people of Venezuela Abram says he doesn't expect the US Colombia or anyone else to try to force in the aid. The US is trying to keep up the pressure on Madero deceit. Powered and national assembly. President one Guido who has been calling for humanitarian assistance. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, the State Department border security talks continue on Capitol Hill negotiators are hoping to avoid another partial government shutdown as the February fifteenth deadline nears a top Republican who met with the bipartisan participants said the mood of the meeting is positive reporters later as President Trump if he would accept a compromise on the border wall. He said, I certainly here. That they are working on something. And both sides are moving along. We'll see what happens we need border security..
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"First this news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is pressuring members of the UN Security Council to pick a side in Venezuela as NPR's Michele Keleman reports Pompeo is also urging the world body to support the efforts of Venezuela's opposition to to President Nicolas. Maduro farm peyot is painting a stark picture of the crisis in Venezuela. Starving massive malnutrition refugees fleeing after a UN Security Council meeting he repeated his call on countries to recognize the head of the national assembly one Guido as the interim president we hope to that. Each of those nations will ensure that they disconnect their financial systems from the majora shame. Russia's ambassador blasted the US for using the Security Council to promote regime change bomb. Peyot says it shameful that. Russia. China and Cuba. Continued back Madero whose quote, socialist experiment has ruined the country. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news, Washington federal workers are preparing for their first week back on the job since the partial government shutdown ended. But many of them remain skeptical about the short-term spending plan President Trump signed yesterday to keep federal agencies funded through the middle of next month TSA aging Cairo Alameda is among them. They're going to shut down the government again. That's what we all. They're going to do it again. In all because what vanity won't congressional Democrats and Republicans have until February fifteenth to put together a permanent spending plan that addresses their differences over border wall funding, President Trump says if they can't reach a deal by then the partial shutdown will resume.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump addresses the nation tonight in a primetime speech amid a bipartisan standoff over border wall funding that has led to a partial government shutdown NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports there's been a lot of speculation that Trump will use tonight's address to declare a national emergency bypassing congress to secure money for a southern border wall would be in aggressive use of presidential authority, but not unlawful. That's according to harbored constitutional law. Professor marked hush net. Request news whether the circumstances for within the quite broad range of discretion. The president has to get into find national emergencies. My own judgment is that no court would disagree with his decision. Other legal experts argue that Trump needs to justify his reasoning for declaring a national emergency. And that such power. I should be used for an actual crisis. Not to settle political disputes Windsor Johnston. NPR news Washington are the way right after Trump's speech. The major networks will also air a rebuttal by congress two leading Democrats secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is attempting to bridge the mixed messages. This administration is giving on Syria the US is pulling out, but as NPR's Michele Keleman reports from Jordan Pompeii talking partners in the region about the continuing US commitment secretary Bombayo says the US tactics may be changing, but Washington remains committed to the fight against ISIS. And that battle continues are.