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"Trump is also considered striking Iran last week, the scientists leading Iran's nuclear program was assassinated. Theus assumption is that Israel was behind it, but it's unclear whether the Trump administration knew in advance. Meanwhile, before leaving office, Trump is expected to pull troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. What does all this mean for American National Security and the incoming Biden administration? Today We talk with Eric Schmidt, a senior writer at The New York Times who covers terrorism and National security. First news. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack's fear. President elect Joe Biden has Ox Dass, Dr Anthony Fauci to lead the incoming administration's coronavirus team. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Biden had his first conversation with the nation's top infectious disease expert. Today is the U. S. Air Past 14 million confirmed Corona virus infections. President elect Biden says he's asked Dr Fauci to serve as chief medical adviser to the new administration's coronavirus team and remain in his current role at the National Institutes of Health. In an interview with CNN, Biden also said he'll follow fell cheese lead when it comes to getting vaccinated. People have lost faith in the ability of the vaccine, toe work and the matters where the president and vice president too. Once is declared to be safe, then obviously we take in this important to communicate in American people. It's safe. Biden says he plans to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days when he takes office. He said he'll also water facial coverings to be worn in federal buildings and in transportation facilities. Windsor Johnston NPR news Number two Democrat in the House, Steny Hoyer says the body will not adjourn for the year without providing some measure of coronavirus relief for Americans in need. House Majority Leader's comments to colleagues coming his lawmakers have shown some signs of flexibility in terms of the size of a coronavirus relief measure. Over. Lawmakers have also indicated they plan to adjourn a week from now making great tight timetable. President elect Joe Biden and some top Democrats have said they would endorse a $908 billion bipartisan plan. Going a secured a big order for 7 37 Max jet just weeks after federally aviation regulators lifted in order, grounding the troubled plane, NPR's David Schaper reports the orders coming from Ryanair, a European low cost carrier based in Ireland. 7 37 Max, have been grounded since March of 2019 after the second of two crashes that killed 346 people. Last month, The FAA completed a lengthy review and signed off on Boeing's fixes for a flawed flight control system that was blamed in the crash is allowing the trouble jet to return to service and now Ryan Air is adding 75 Morson 37 Max jets to its aircraft fleet. I can't tell you how confident we are. In the safety of this aircraft. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary get it out in front. This is the most scrutinized most owning an aircraft in history. Neither side would disclose the purchase price. But many analysts say Boeing likely gave Ryan Air a steep discount to secure the deal. David Schaper. NPR News number of people filing first time jobless claims came down slightly last week, though it's 712,000 claims are still elevated. But the department numbers come ahead of the more broad based November jobs report, which is due out Friday. On Wall Street today a mixed close and that was up 85 points the NASDAQ Up 27 points. The S and P closed down two points today. This is NPR. Live from KQED news and terrorists. Tyler Bay Area Environmental justice advocates are telling President elect Joe Biden not to select California's top air regulator to lead the federal EPA cuties Kevin Starke has more in a letter to Biden's transition team, the group says Mary Nichols, who leads the state's powerful air resource is board has not listen to the concerns of residents in the states, poorest and most polluted neighborhoods. Urged Biden to pick another candidate to lead the agency. Miyoshi Tani heads the Asian Pacific Environmental Network. She signed the letter and says Nichols has a bleak record working with community groups when it came down to the biggest priorities for environmental justice communities. Mary Nichols was not Responses in 2 10 years as California's top air official, Nichols presided over sweeping climate policy from clean car rules to cap in trade. Her supporters say she has more experience with climate policy than anyone else on the planet. I'm Kevin Starke KQED news. San Francisco mayor London Breed is expressing regret for attending a group dinner last month and Napa. In a statement on Twitter, Breed, said she needs to hold herself to a higher standard and will do better. The mayor dined with seven others in the upscale French laundry restaurant just days after she advised city residents to avoid gathering. Her team previously defended the action, pointing out indoor and outdoor dining were allowed in Napa at the time. Reed said that with the increase in cases and hospitalizations in the city, consistent messaging has never been more dire for more local and state news head.
Biden plans to ask nation to wear masks for 100 days
"To ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days when he takes office, he said he'll also water facial coverings to be worn in federal buildings and in transportation facilities. Mr Johnston, NPR News number two
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on 1A
"AM Jenn White. Today on one a black futures author and podcaster Jenna Wortham and curator Kimberly Drew are the minds behind black futures. The new compendium, Miss 500, plus pages of art essays, recipes, lyrics, even some text messages and Internet names. It aims to chronicle the black experience in 2020. And by doing so, get a glimpse of the black experience in the decades to come way asked them What's in store for our black futures, But first wind is a lawyer gets smacked for filing frivolous claims. We put that question to a former head of the D C bomb. Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. President elect Joe Biden has Ox Dass, Dr Anthony Fauci to lead the incoming administration's coronavirus team. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Biden had his first conversation with the nation's top infectious disease expert. Today is the U. S. Air Past 14 million confirmed Corona virus infections. President elect Biden says he's asked Dr faulty to serve as chief medical adviser to the new administration's coronavirus team and remain in his current role at the National Institutes of Health. In an interview with CNN, Biden also said he'll follow fell cheese lead when it comes to getting vaccinated. People have lost faith in the ability of the vaccine, toe work and the matters where the president and vice president too. Once is declared to be safe, then obviously we take in this important to communicate in American people. It's safe. Biden says he plans to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days when he takes office. He said he'll also water facial coverings to be worn in federal buildings and in transportation facilities. Windsor Johnston NPR news Number two Democrat in the House, Steny Hoyer says the body will not adjourn for the year without providing some measure of coronavirus relief for Americans in need. House Majority Leader's comments to colleagues coming as lawmakers have shown some signs of flexibility in terms of the size of a coronavirus relief measure, where lawmakers have also indicated they plan to adjourn a week from now making great tight timetable. Was intellectual. Biden. Some top Democrats have said they would endorse a $908 billion bipartisan plan. Going a secured a big order for it's 7 37 Max jet just weeks after federal aviation regulators lifted in order, grounding the troubled plane, NPR's David Schaper reports the orders coming from Ryanair, a European low cost carrier based in Ireland. 7 37 Max had been grounded since March of 2019 after the second of two crashes that killed 346 people. Last month, The FAA completed a lengthy review and signed off on Boeing's fixes for a flawed flight control system that was blamed in the crash is allowing the trouble jet to return to service and now Ryan Air is adding 75 Morson 37 Max jets to its aircraft fleet. I can't tell you how confident we are. In the safety of this aircraft. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary get it out from this is the most scrutinized most owning an aircraft in history. Neither side would disclose the purchase price. But many analysts say Boeing likely gave Ryan Air a steep discount to secure the deal. David Schaper. NPR News number of people filing first time jobless claims came down slightly last week, though it's 712,000 claims are still elevated. But the department numbers come ahead of the more broad based November jobs report, which is due out Friday. On Wall Street today a mixed close that was up 85 points the NASDAQ Up 27 points. The S and P closed down two points today. This is NPR and from KPCC news. I'm Nick Roman with stories we're covering at 504. Governors. You stay at home order to slow. The spread of Corona virus is based around capacity and hospital intensive care units. It divvies up California into regions. When a region's available ICU capacity falls below 15%. The order kicks in, and it looks like it will soon in virtually the entire state. After my galley, the state's health and human services secretary says there's a recent a split California into regions..
Ivanka Trump deposed in lawsuit alleging misused inaugural funds
"Senior White House adviser even could Trump has been deposed by the Washington D. C Attorney general's office. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This is part of a lawsuit alleging the misuse of inauguration funds that enriched President Trump's family. Washington, D C Attorney general's office had filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization and the Presidential Inauguration Committee back in January. The office says the group's misused more than a million dollars raised by the committee by grossly over paint to use event space at the Trump Hotel for the 2017 inauguration. D C Attorney general says the inaugural committee knew it was paying above market prices and failed to consider cheaper alternatives. In a statement, a lawyer for the Trump Organization said Ivanka Trump's on Lee involvement was connecting parties and instructing the hotel to charge a fair market rate.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on All Things Considered
"It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro, and I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Winn and Government entity wants to make a big change with little public notice. They do it late on Friday. Even better if that Friday is on a holiday weekend. Well, that is what happened last week, the day after Thanksgiving, when the Trump administration quietly announced a new regulation that appears to favor airlines at the expense of consumers. MPR's David Schaper reports. A press release landed in my inbox it 3 14 Friday afternoon headline. The Department of Transportation is used final rule, providing clarity on unfair and deceptive practices in aviation, consumer protection and clarity is a good thing, right? Release assures us that the new rule will quote benefit the public and regulated entities by providing greater transparency and predictability. But there's a catch. Consumer advocates say the rule redefines unfair and deceptive practices. More favorably for the airlines sets up roadblocks to pursuing complaints that makes it Maura difficult to enact future consumer protections. The duty decided to offer a last minute gift to the airlines in the dying days of the Trump administration. That's John Bray Oh, who's with the National Consumers League? With this new rule, the duty is really putting itself in a straitjacket in terms of its ability to protect consumers, Radio and others say the new rule makes airline passengers more vulnerable to unreasonable flight delays and misleading information about fares and fees with little recourse. Radio says the D O T already is little more than a paper Tiger, rarely acting on airline consumer complaints. He points to the tens of thousands of them during the pandemic over airlines refusing to pay refunds for canceled flights, and the duty has offered some weak warnings about this. But has not brought a single enforcement action. Despite the fact that they have seen record numbers of complaints from consumers. The airlines requested this rule change in their lobbying group Airlines for America says in a statement. At the new rule will produce widespread and lasting benefits for air travelers, Airlines and the economy. Gary Left, writes the view from the wing blogger about air travel. The D O. T isn't wrong to say that what constitutes unfair and deceptive with respect to their rulemaking has not been well defined in the past. I'm simply suggesting that they are adopting a fairly narrow view of what that is, and left says that's a win for the year line's consumer groups will urge the incoming Biden administration to roll back the new regulations and enact new airline consumer protections. What the new rules may actually make even that more difficult. David Schaper NPR news All right. Well, the pandemic may have closed down Broadway theaters. But Broadway musicals keep resurfacing somehow, like Hamilton on Disney Plus and the latest is the prom in cinemas and soon on Netflix, it has what critic Bob Mondello says is a dream cast. We begin with the opening night for a musical about Eleanor Roosevelt. It's leading lady, played by Meryl Streep is in full diva mode. Your Broadway star. Yes, I am and for self absorption, DDS easily matched by her co star played by James Corden. From the moment I first stepped into FDR shoes when I say shoes I mean wheelchair. Realized there is no difference between the president of the United States on a celebrity. Well, there's something to that..
Artists Gather For Rare Act Of Defiance Against Cuban Regime
"Artists and activists achieved something rare. In Cuba, they held a peaceful protest. At first, it seemed the communist government would consider their demands for greater freedom of expression. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on what happened next agents from Cuba Security forces showed up at the House of Tania Bruguera earlier this week. Among the accusations they made against the renowned performance artist that she is destabilizing Cuba that I was creating sir version in the whole country, which is completely insane, and the outspoken 52 year old activist tells NPR from Havana. That agent also accused her of taking orders from the U. S State Department. We she's stupid. The people who don't make they know I don't do that. What brew get a does do along with other artists is speak out about routine government censorship and the harassment of Cuban artists. That activism came to a head last weekend when hundreds gathered in front of the Ministry of Culture and Havana. It was a rare show of defiance in Cuba and was followed by another unusual move. Ministry officials agreed to meet with the protesters. 30 went in. Hours later, the artist emerged with the promise the ministry would address their demands Locales Real Oy is historical and advice, Peter Artists Union, Diego told the crowd. What has occurred today is historic. A large protest was sparked by the arrest of 14 dissident artists and activists, members of a collective known as the Sanusi Dro movement. The groups sprung up after the government further tightened artistic expression by enacting decree 3 49. Prompting this video by local rappers reporting to whoever stocked Cuban wrapper. The analyst things we don't agree what decree 3 49. That protest song was recorded two years ago. This round of protests against censorship is much larger now that internationally recognized Cuban artists are joining in, says Cuba expert Ted Hankin of Brew College. That kind of contagion is what the government most fears within hours of last weekend's protest. Government officials change course. Calling the protesters ponds of the US part of a CIA plot Subversives. Cuba's president Miguel DS canal tweeted, the Sanusi dra movement was nothing more than a reality show created by US Imperial ists Not We will not allow meddling from the north, he told a crowd of government supporters. Talks between the government and protesters were initially planned for this week, but none have been scheduled. That conflict puts the incoming Biden administration in a difficult spot. The president elect has already promised to reverse Trump administration sanctions against the Cuban regime. However, that shouldn't be seen as approval of the regimes human rights record, says University of California San Diego professor Richard Feinberg, but on the contrary that by lifting certain sanctions That will increase U. S influence on the island and taking the long view that in the U. S national interest, protester and artist Tania Bruguera says Despite the threats, she will continue demanding greater freedoms in Cuba. I'm not scared. I am curious. I am furious. She says She will continue to protest respectfully but never back down.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on WNYC Programming
"The second best work and the third best work and how understanding the science of streaks can help you strike While the iron is hot. There are circumstances that allow us to take advantage of the hot hand, and there are circumstances that don't end. Part of our job is to figure out when those circumstances do conspire in our favor, plus a peek and how we design everything from phones to software to cars. Somehow, it feels right for a steering willingly turn it left for the car to turn left. That wasn't always the case in carbs. That's all coming up next on innovation hub. Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. President elect Joe Biden met with Dr Anthony Fauci today as NPR's Scott Detrol reports by nasty infectious disease expert to stay in his job and also service buying his chief medical advisor concerning covert 19. Dr Fauci has been the most prominent federal medical official throughout the Corona virus pandemic. President Trump and many of his allies have at times criticized, vouch he has the president has sought to downplay Copan 19. But Biden is making it clear he wants Fauci to have a high profile role in the next administration. Biden told CNN The two discussed the importance of wearing masks or the federal government has authority I'm gonna issue Standing order that in federal buildings, you have to be masked and in transportation, interstate transportation, you must be masked in airplanes and Busses, etcetera. Biden said He'll also issue a broad appeal during his inaugural address for Americans to commit toe wearing masks for 100 Day window. Scott JETRO. NPR NEWS Wilmington Optimism appears to be building over the possibility of a covert 19 relief measure being approved before lawmakers in Washington adjourned for the year. So it's worth noting. There is very little time. Top Democrats and President elect Joe Biden have said they would support a scaled down $908 billion coronavirus relief bill as we hear from NPR's Kelsey Snell. Democrats are seeing a different administration on the very near horizon, and they've been hearing from the President elect Joe Biden that he views anything that Congress does right now, as he called it a down payment. It is a signal to Democrats that he wants them to get something done now, so that there is a little bit of breathing room an opportunity for them to work on a next step. NPR's Kelsey Snell Texas has more hospitals reporting critical staff shortages than any other state, according to new federal data. Texas Public Radio's Dominic Anthony Walsh has that story of the roughly 580, Texas hospitals that share data with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. 138 report immediate critical staffing shortages. Danny Updike, who oversees to rural Texas Regional Hospital networks, says staff are reaching the breaking point. I'll take our hospitals are doing a tremendous job, but I think if we have the surge After Thanksgiving coming up over the next couple of weeks. Or even after around Christmas. I think it could put another burden on bigger than what we have right now. This week for the first time since July, more than 9000 Texans are hospitalized with covert 19. For NPR News. I'm Dominic Anthony Walsh in Burney. Texas, California Governor Gavin Newsom says will begin imposing state home waters in some parts of the nation's most populous state or hospital capacity is showing signs of stranger to the Corona virus. Through some, saying areas were capacity in intensive care units falls below 15% would be affected. On Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 85 points. This is NPR. And this is W When my C in New York I'm Shawn Carlson. The number of people in Rikers Island exposed to covert 19 jumped dramatically during the three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Only my see Cindy Rodriguez reports in a letter to the jails oversight body. Legal aid attorneys point out that exposures and positive cases at Rikers went from 96 people to 759 last month. Prisoner's rights project director Mary Lynn World, Woz says city jails are too crowded there. Department of Correction in the city doesn't reduce the density in the jails right now. This week. Then there will be no way to stop the infection from spreading right now. 78 people on Rikers have Cove it as of the end of November out of nearly 5000 incarcerated people. The D. O. C. Has yet to respond to a request for comment. State appellate court is letting about. 200 homeless men remain in Upper West Side Hotel for a least a couple of weeks. The decision temporarily reverses the lower court decision that would have allowed that blowsy administration to transfer the men downtown. One resident who goes by the nickname Sham, says he's heartened by the development. We've gotten closer to the goal of saying that we do matter that we should be acceptable, not just him, but in any community. City spokesman says the residents will be better served at the downtown facility. The city had moved them into the Lucerne hotel over the summer to prevent the spread of covert 19 after neighbors complained Mayor de Blasio agreed to relocate them. Tonight should say mostly cloudy will have temperatures this evening in the low forties. Tomorrow. Rain is possible. Probably the afternoon Mostly cloudy through the day tomorrow, the high reaching about 50 in the afternoon tomorrow night rain likely will have a love about 47. It's double. Um, I see it. I know. Six. 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Hong Kong jails pro-democracy activists
"Court in Hong Kong has denied bail to media mogul and democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai. He's been charged with fraud. NPR's John Rule, which reports that means the 73 year old publisher may spend the next four months in detention. The court decision to deny lie bail comes a day after three other prominent Hong Kong democracy activists were sentenced to prison for their roles in a protest last year. Local media and the Associated Press report that his case is adjourned until April 16th Lies. One of the highest profile figures in Hong Kong is democracy movement. He was arrested in August, and police raided the offices of his newspaper Apple Daily. At the time, police said he was suspected of violating a controversial new national security law. So far, though no charges have been made. The Chinese leadership imposed the national security law in Hong Kong this summer. Officials say it was necessary after sometimes violent protests shook the territory. Critics say it's designed to silence
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on All Things Considered
"Rule for airlines changing the definition of unfair and deceptive practices. Airlines will have much less to fear from the torment, transportation's consumer protection branch, and consumers will pay the price in the form of less protection, plus the Broadway musical. The Prom moves from stage to screen with an All Star cast. Now the news Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. President elect Joe Biden met with Dr Anthony Fauci today as NPR's Scott Detrol reports by nasty infectious disease expert to stay in his job and also service buying his chief medical advisor concerning covert 19. Dr. Fauci has been the most prominent federal medical official throughout the Corona virus pandemic President Trump and many of his allies have at times criticized about he has the president has sought to downplay Copan 19. But Biden is making it clear he wants Fauci to have a high profile role in the next administration. Biden told CNN the to discuss the importance of wearing masks or the federal government has authority I'm gonna issue Standing order that in federal buildings, you have to be masked and in transportation, interstate transportation, you must be massed in airplanes and Busses, etcetera. Biden said He'll also issue a broad appeal during his inaugural address for Americans to commit toe wearing masks for 100 Day window. Scott JETRO. NPR NEWS Wilmington Optimism appears to be building over the possibility of a covert 19 relief measure being approved before lawmakers in Washington adjourn for the year. So it's worth noting. There is very little time. Top Democrats and President elect Joe Biden have said they would support a scaled down $908 billion coronavirus relief bill as we hear from NPR's Kelsey Snell. Democrats are seeing a different administration on the very near horizon, and they've been hearing from the President elect Joe Biden that he views anything that Congress does right now, as he called it a down payment. It is a signal to Democrats that he wants them to get something done now, so that there is a little bit of breathing room an opportunity for them to work on a next step. NPR's Kelsey Snell Texas has more hospitals reporting critical staff shortages than any other state, according to new federal data. Texas Public Radio's Dominic Anthony Walsh has that story of the roughly 580, Texas hospitals that share data with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. 138 report immediate critical staffing shortages. Denny Updike, who oversees to rural Texas Regional Hospital networks, says staff are reaching the breaking point. I'll take our hospitals. They're doing a tremendous job, but I think if we have the surge After Thanksgiving coming up over the next couple of weeks. Or even after around Christmas. I think it could put another burden on bigger than what we have right now. This week for the first time since July, more than 9000 Texans are hospitalized with covert 19. For NPR News. I'm Dominic Anthony Walsh in Burney, Texas. California Governor Gavin Newsom says will begin imposing stayed home waters in some parts of the nation's most populous state or hospital capacity is showing signs of stranger to the Corona virus, through some, saying areas were capacity in intensive care units falls below 15% would be affected. On Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 85 points. This is NPR. And this is KCRW on Larry Perella. Here's what's happening in state and local news at 604. With all the new restrictions in L. A county due to a coronavirus surge, the big question has been who is actually going to enforce them? Now there might be a clearer answer to them. L A County Sheriff Alex being a waiver announced today that his department will begin cracking down on super spreader events. It is a pivot for the department, which previously has said they were focused on education and voluntary compliance regarding public health orders being away. The made the announcement on Twitter, saying Future enforcement will be targeted. Announcement comes as L. A county set another grim record of over 7800 new cases off the coronavirus today. Protests were held outside marriage, Our city's Hancock Park home at this morning for the 10th Day in a row, organizers have been asking President elect Joe Biden to not appoint Garcetti to his Cabinet. But today's theme was all about defunding. The police were not paid organizer's who are doing.
‘It Has To Stop’: Metro Atlanta Election Officials Receive Death Threats During Recount
"All gone too far. All of it. Joji Gentlemen today asked for Chris friends, a patriot who ran CISA to be shot. Twentysomething check and when it counted today has death threats and a noose put out, saying it should be hung for treason because he was transferring a report on batches from PMS toe account a computer so he could read it. It has to stop. Mr President. You have not condemned these actions or this language senators. You have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop. We need you to step up. And if you could take a position of leadership show something that was top ranking Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling Joe Degenova is on President Trump's legal team for his election lawsuits. Chris Krebs is the former United States director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, who was fired from his position two weeks ago. Here's more from Sterling, Mr President. It looks like you likely lost the state of Georgia. We're investigating. There's always a possibility I get and you have the rights to go through the courts. What you don't have the ability to do and you need to step up and say this is stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence. Someone's gonna get hurt. Someone's gonna get shot. Someone's gonna get killed. Here to talk about what's going on in the lead up to Georgia's Senate runoff, says Emma Hurt a reporter at W A. B C. That's Atlanta's NPR station. Emma. Thanks so much for being here. Thanks for having me Jen, so just elaborate a bit more on sterling speech. What threats are election officials and workers facing the state. Yes. So he's talking specifically about a contractor in his twenties for the voting machine company that state uses. There was a video of him that went sort of viral on pro Trump social media, and there was a close up of his name badge. And so he was personally targeted. You know, Sterling mentioned a news being found outside his house. He's had death threats, said he should be hung for treason. His family has also been targeted. And this isn't the first time that there's been this kind of attack on a election worker of Fulton County election worker had to go into hiding closer to the election because he was being harassed because of a different out of context. Viral video. And I mean, our senators immediately responded to Sterling's statement, saying, We do condemn this violence. The president's campaign also said that but you know, they said, we're going to stand by our questioning of the election. We still think that things went wrong. But the president this morning didn't take that. Fact, he called the election rigged again. Which again you know, Election officials have repeatedly said, isn't true. So it zip it of chaos right now. Well, as you say the allegations of widespread misconduct are simply not True, but is that clear to voters in Georgia? Yeah. I mean, that's the question, and unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be to some voters on down in Georgia and across the country, even though these messages about there being no evidence of widespread voter fraud have been consistently coming out of Georgia's Republican controlled secretary of state's office. Those officials are now being attacked from the right for saying that by supporters of the president who believe that the election was rigged and that there were problems President Trump called our secretary of state, the enemy of the people. That's someone that he endorsed and who endorsed him on DSA. So it's the Republican officials are trying their best to counter this misinformation. Starling called it a game of whack a mole, but you know, it's a difficult, you know, you wonder if voters will hear that if they're already Questioning those officials personally, will they believe them when they tell them that there have been now two recounts in Georgia? What's the latest? Yes. So we had a hand count that was part of a state wide audit last week, and this week is the kind of formal recount by machines scanner that the Trump campaign requested. What we heard this morning from the secretary of State's office is that it's on track and that they're not seeing any Signs that the voting the vote totals might change by very much at all.
CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test
"Guidelines reducing the number of days people should quarantine following exposure to the coronavirus. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The new recommendations come is the number of infections continues to skyrocket in the U. S. The agency says a standard 14 Day quarantine for people who might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Can potentially be sure into 10 war seven days. That's depending on test results and its symptoms. Under revised guidelines, the CDC CDC says says says Quarantine Quarantine Quarantine Quarantine needs needs needs needs to to to to last last last last only only only only 10 10 10 10 days days days days if if if if a a a a person person person person has has has has no no no no symptoms. symptoms. symptoms. symptoms. Another Another Another Another option option option option is is is is a a a a seven seven seven seven day day day day quarantine quarantine quarantine quarantine for for for for people people people people who who who who have have have have no no no no symptoms symptoms symptoms symptoms and then test negative. MPR's winter.
Biden says he won't immediately remove Trump's tariffs on China
"Says he will not immediately lift. Trade tariffs against china put in place by the trump administration. Biden says that at least in to new talks resume. Those tariffs will remain in place. Speaking the columnist thomas friedman of the new york times biden said he does not want to prejudice my options under trump. The us and china embarked on a year long trade battle. That's been largely frozen since phase. One of a new trade deal was implemented in january. Us businesses and consumers have borne the brunt of the cost of those tariffs crude
How Do You Distribute A Vaccine To Suspicious Citizens?
"Corona virus vaccine to millions of Americans who may be suspicious of authority or on the fringes of society. Especially when those people are among those most at risk of covert 19. Dr. Julie Morita has been thinking and writing about these problems for months as Chicago's former health commissioner, and now she'll have an opportunity to shape these policies on a national level as part of President elect Biden's covert response, team Doctor Marina Welcome to all things considered. Thanks for having me, Ari. Well, let's start with this question of how you build confidence in a vaccine when there is so much suspicion and disinformation circulating. What do you think needs to be done right now, even before vaccine is widely available to the public. I think it's really important for people to have ah, sense of what's happening and what's been done so far so very clear and concise and consistent messaging about the vaccine development process. Venture manufacturing process. The approval process is So that people have a sense that we're not doing this blindly that The vaccine development that's happened with the co of vaccine has been fast, but it's built on decades and decades of experience in making vaccines and distributing vaccines as well. When you're Chicago's chief medical officer, you were involved in distribution of the H one n one vaccine around the city. What did that experience teach you about how to address hesitation, especially And marginalized communities. And are there lessons there that you think the incoming by the administration can apply nationally? I think we learned a lot of lessons through the H one n one pandemic in 2009. We were working frantically to get vaccine providers lined up to actually make the vaccine available, and we also hosted vaccine clinics and communities that are typically underserved. The weather physician accesses a little bit more challenging. And what we found was that these mass immunization clinics that we hosted in some of our communities of color. The turnout for the vaccines was lower. And so at that point we started reaching out to community organizations, Faith based organizations to have them help us understand what was going on in the community. Why weren't they turning out for the vaccine? Why weren't they getting vaccinated? It would have helped US organizations that are already in touch with members of that community. Right. So we were we had organization that we were already partnering with. We reached out to them and ask them to engage with us again, and it worked to some extent, but without we didn't get the success that we were hoping for, and so building on that experience in non pandemic times, the Health Department and our partners worked established relationships on ongoing time. Between pandemic so that we would actually have these relationships and could really rely on the information from those community groups to inform our planning for future pandemics. The current health department is actually tapping into in relying on those relationships now to really help to get the information to the communities and understand what their questions and their concerns are. Interesting, But let me ask. There are real questions about vaccine safety. I mean yesterday, the CDC Immunization Advisory Committee recommended to give the first round of vaccines to health care workers and residents of long term care facilities. But there has not been a lot of research into the effectiveness of the vaccine and the safety of the vaccine in the nursing home population. How can experts be sure that it is safe for them? So the information is being evaluated, but it will be evaluated by FDA to look at the safety and efficacy to understand who the study populations included. Information that I've seen so far suggested the vaccines how are safe and effective in a wide range of age groups, a wide range of races and ethnicity and someone that information's fully evaluated by the FDA is advisory committee. Next week. We'll have additional information to really inform the recommendations with CDC or the C I. P did yesterday was really make recommendations in anticipation of these results. But they can be refined based on what the FDA and their advisory committee actually determined. Now the CDC is reputation has taken a hit during this pandemic. Guidance on testing and school re openings has sometimes been influenced by political pressure. So how do you think a new administration can restore confidence in the agency? So I think one of these like when I think about the vaccines situation currently, the key thing to keep in mind is that the E C. I P is not. It's the independent group of physicians, scientists, public health officials who come together and really review the data River to review the facts, review The evidence and the makeup, eventually Advisory Committee that's the advisory committee and they make recommendations to CDC. And then CDC that makes recommendations and buy a large those recommendations of the pipe makes the CDC usually fit makes us well. And so we'd be looking for after the recommendations are made by a CFP. What a CDC actually say is their alignment. Is there agreement with what A C I P s saying as well. Now, as you know, distribution of the vaccine is going to be handled by the states. And a couple weeks ago, I spoke with the head of Maine's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Nirav Shah, and he told me his state does not have enough money to build the infrastructure required to make sure everybody who needs it gets the vaccine. Here's what he said. We at the state level are ready to receive the baton to have that baton pass to us to begin the vaccination process, but without proper funding. It'll be like putting up a tent poles without having the tent. And he said, This is true of many other states, too. So Dr Marie to do you think the federal government is ready to provide the money that is going to be necessary? I think it's important to provide the adequate resources to public health What I've seen in the past in public health emergencies during my 10 20 years, the Chicago Department of Public Health Was that there would be large Pulis's of funding that would come to public health agencies of the state and local level during a crisis and then shortly after the crisis, But then the funding would actually go away. And so public health infrastructure really has suffered over time, and there is a need There's a strong immunization system that's in place, but it has to be enhanced that it has to be strengthened so that actually, people can actually get the vaccine in an equitable fashion. That's Dr Julie Morita. She is executive vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is a thunder of NPR. Today. She was speaking with us in her personal capacity as a volunteer for the Biden transition Teams. Coben 19 Advisory board. Dr Morita. Thanks for your time. Thank you. President
CDC Shortens Length Of Quarantine Aimed At Preventing Spread Of The Coronavirus
"Disease Control and Prevention has revised its coronavirus quarantine restriction periods, NPR's Rob Stein tells us, the CDC says. Some people can shorten the amount of time they quarantine after coming into possible exposure. The CDC says 14 days of quarantine is still the safest way to reduce the risk of spreading the Corona virus. But the CDC says people could reduce that to 10 days. If they never develop any symptoms during that period and even cut. It's a just a week if they test negative after seven days. Those options are slightly risk here, but the CDC says the increased risk could be offset by more people complying. The
Milestone for COVID-19 Vaccine
"Want to get right to today's major covid nineteen development the uk's approval of a vaccine the first country to take that step clearing the way for vaccinations there soon. As in the us when a program starts here in the uk elderly residents of nursing homes and frontline healthcare workers will be the first to get the shots developed by pfizer and the german company biontech pfizer says eight hundred thousand doses are doing the uk in the coming days. The country has a population of sixty six million british prime minister boris johnson who survived his own serious case of covid. Nineteen spoke in the house of commons. Today i would like to pay tribute to thank all those who made this possible. It is the protection of vaccines that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get our economy moving again. Jason bourne is npr's global health and development correspondent so jason. You've been scanning the globe. Your thoughts on this milestone today absolutely. It's a big deal. This is the moment. We've all been waiting for right when vaccine starts to actually be available to the general public Supplies are gonna be limited in the beginning and we need to underscore that. This is a pfizer vaccine that we're talking about it's just one of the vaccines but it really is remarkable. How quickly they've managed to get this from scratch all the way to the approval stage and it's not just visor you've got these other ones that are in the works to but normally would take fifteen to twenty years to do this a year ago. We hadn't even heard of. Sarah sylvie two and here. They've done this in a matter of months. It's really it's hard under state. How important remarkable. This is using the real scientific name for covid nineteen. But what's your biggest concern as the uk starts to raw the vaccine as other countries watch. Yeah i mean there's gonna be issues. One is just the logistics. As i mentioned. This is the pfizer vaccine. So this is the one takes incredibly low temperature for storage at it's minus seventy centigrade needs at at certain points in time when it's when it's being stored and transported so logistically this is not going to be an easy task to get the vaccine all the different places it needs to get to get people vaccinated but it's doable but there could be some logistical challenges. Second is going to be concerned. That we're going from vaccinating. Tens of thousands of people during these trials to now. You're gonna start giving it to millions of people and that after some of these people get the shots. Some of them are going to have some medical issue. Maybe they were just about to have a heart attack it. That is going to happen when you start giving this to such a large pool of people in questions are gonna come up about. Was that an adverse reaction to to this vaccine might have nothing to do with the vaccine but these are the types of issues on that could lead some resistance stumbling blocks some questions about the vaccine in the months ahead and just look globally for us for a second which countries have managed to control infection rates. Well what lessons can we learn. Some of the european countries have done quite well. You look at france and spain over the last month. They've brought their second waves down significantly. Ireland also seems to have gotten fully passed. Its second peak. The numbers continue to remain really quite low in africa Places like chile had a big surge in june and then they brought it down to relatively low numbers and they have managed to avoid a second wave entirely. Like we've seen in some other places so it's really different in different parts of the world but there are definitely examples out there of places that have managed to do it successfully and keep their numbers either. Bring them down after a second peak or keep them low right and what about the people who have been to be kind stuttering Here in the us. We're seeing huge numbers of cases. Every day where are the other troublespots yet the us still continues to dominate this pandemic globally with one out of every four cases being in the us but after the us then at the moment it's india brazil. Italy and russia in that order in eight is interesting to sort of look at this You know eighty percent of both the cases and the deaths are in either the americas or in europe. It's really been these two regions that have borne the brunt of this. I'm an even this week. documents from the world health organization. Said he's very concerned about mexico and brazil and the rising numbers there so there are definitely places that are that are not doing so well we just have a few seconds here but i think i know the answer this question. Yes the vaccine is coming. It's coming faster to the uk but the virus still winning at this point isn't it unfortunately. Is this pandemic continues to grow. Even as we see it ebb and flow and certain places. The numbers continue to to come more and more each week and they come faster and faster so yes. The news about the vaccine is very important to actually slow the of the virus that we're seeing globally
Los Angeles County Again Sees Record-High COVID-19 Daily Cases, Hospitalizations
"County. The numbers of new virus cases and hospitalizations are shattering all-time highs. Npr's nathan rob reports. California is considering further traveled and business restrictions. More than seventy five hundred new coronavirus cases were confirmed in los angeles county tuesday more than a thousand cases over the previous daily. High and a positivity rate for infection has nearly doubled in the county in just the last week public. Health officials have imposed strict restrictions on business and activities in los angeles county to try to slow the spread. A prohibition on outdoor dining went into effect of the start of the week and residents are being told to not gather with people outside of their household similar. Stay at home. Orders could soon becoming for more of california. The governor warned earlier this week. That icu beds could run out in. Just the next couple of weeks nathan rob. Npr news los angeles. The taliban
U.K. becomes first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
"Lawmaker says britain's emergency authorization of a covid. Nineteen vaccine is rushed and problematic teri schultz reports the. Uk's become the first country to approve. Emergency use of the pfizer vaccine peter. Liza who's the spokesman for health policy for the european parliament's largest political group is warning eu governments not to follow the uk's quote hasty authorization of vaccine lease it says regulators have had data from the companies for too short a time to be sure of its safety. The medicines agency will meet later this month to consider approving the pfizer biontech vaccine. Teri schultz
China lands spacecraft on moon for historic sample collection
"China says its lunar probe has successfully collected samples of rock from the surface of the moon. The unmanned spacecraft landed on the moon yesterday. NPR's Geoff Brumfield has more China's robotic probe on the surface of the moons in a relatively new region of the moon that's thought to have formed around a billion years ago. It's going to take some samples and then part of the probe is going to blast off back into space for turned to Earth with the samples. If all goes well, they should be in the hands of Chinese scientists by the middle of December. Scientists last obtained samples of lunar rocks in the 19 seventies from a Soviet space mission. This is NPR news.
U.S. Female Soccer Team Settles Part Of Gender Discrimination Suit
"The us women's national soccer team getting a workplace upgrade a proposed settlement with the us soccer federation promises better travel and safer playing surfaces among other things for the reigning world cup champions this settlement resolves part of a discrimination lawsuit after the women sued the federation it does not settled their demand for equal pay. Npr's tom goldman reports last year. The us women's national soccer team confirmed its folk hero status for the fourth time. The united states of america tram champions of the wild and for the very first time. They've on european soil but a few months before that crowning moment the us women filed a discrimination lawsuit describing workplace conditions not fit for folk heroes. Travel hotels playing fields. that didn't measure up to their. us male counterparts who've had far less success on the pitch yesterday settlement which is expected to be approved writing the workplace wrongs for the women. They'll fly charter like the man. They'll have comparable hotel budgets. In almost all circumstances they'll play on grass a safer surface than the artificial turf where they sometimes competed from both sides. There was praised for the agreement former national team players. Cindy parlow cone is now the. Us soccer federation president is a good day. I hope everyone sees that. We are a new. Us soccer she meant a federation more open and collaborative than the one under the previous leadership that battled an even denigrated. Its most prized asset. The us women their spokeswoman molly levinson called the settlement an important step in a long fight the players have worked very hard to achieve equal workplace conditions levinson hedged when it came to parlow cones proclamation of a new reality for us soccer until we get to that moment when the us soccer federation recognizes that the women's play is valued equally to the man's play. We aren't at a great day yet. The equal pay issue has made the soccer folk heroes as relevant off the field despite popular support for the. Us women's quest a federal judge in may rejected the part of their discrimination lawsuit that called for pay equal to the us men but now with the workplace issues resolved. The women can appeal the decision. And will says levinson asap in a conference call. Yesterday with reporters parlow cone noted how the two sides reached the workplace settlement in a collaborative way with a lot of back and forth and listening. It is my hope that we continue down this path and are able to find a resolution on all aspects of this litigation. Any conversation about pay can get complicated the. Us women's and men's pay structures are different in ways that sometimes make comparisons difficult soccer's international governing body fifa pays women much less in world cup bonuses. Levinson worries a back and forth dialogue about all this will cloud what the women say is quite simple. Equal pay for equal play. Parlow cone says the federation is one hundred percent committed to that for a team. That's the best in the world seeking paychecks to match.
The best podcasts of 2020: Apple Podcasts unveil their shows of the year
"For the first time apple. Podcast is recognized a set of shows of the year. We have a full set from all major territories public. Radio dominates the winners including npr. For code switch. The bbc for the joe wicks podcast and in australia. The abc for the eleventh. You'll find it all linked from our show notes in our newsletter today apple podcast of also curated list of the biggest shows. Biggest new shows and editorial favorites. We have a list of those to your. Local list is also in apple podcasts. The number of podcast listeners. In italy is on the increase as new research from hip sauce. Thirty percent of sixteen to sixty year olds in the country. Now listen up from twenty six percent a year before. The data also says that fifteen percent of podcast listeners. This smart speakers the buzzes. Eric johnson. Formerly vox media has launched his own independent podcasting company johnson produced. Kara swisher recode decode. His new company called bumble cast and it'll offer consulting and produce original shows for the month of november bound sprout report that thirty two percent of their downloads into apple podcasts. The twenty five percent of download to spotify google third with two point six percent. The company tells us that after some tweaks to their algorithm this is a more accurate reflection of total downloads. Towel podcasts than previous data from the company. If you're missing. Joe rogan an exclusive. Show on spotify step forward. New website called spotty feed clever piece of code in which turns an exclusive spotify show into that. Rss feed fuse. Listen to on your normal podcast player. Yes the audio still comes from. Spotify service acosta's reiterated firmly believes in the open podcasting ecosystem ross adams. The ceo of the company highlights the importance of an open industry in a blog. Post today and a slow hand clap for music. Artists drum coon. Who's the author of an album on spotify deliberately built to stop google assistant from working properly. You'll see what we mean. If you follow the link from shaina it's send our newsletter today cared entertainment and peccadillo pictures present. American cody the unbelievable tale of a legendary day named elton kid. American kotei tells the story of a legendary man unlikely hero who crossed over a thousand migrants from mexico into the us. It's new today from westwood. One pagel pictures and imperative entertainments podcast division. And it might seem crazy. What i'm about to say but ferrall is launching his own podcast network other tone media is podcast other tone starts next week. I should make you happy
Biden introduces economic team
"President elect Biden says he's building a first rate team of advisors who will focus on reviving the nation's economy as millions of Americans remain out of work I'll put forward in the next Congress. To address the multiple crises were facing especially our economic and covert crisis and the team I'm announcing today will pay critical role in shaping our plan for action. Starting on Day one. Biden repeated his call for Congress to pass a robust to rescue package to help struggling businesses and state and local governments, saying many communities are teetering on the edge. His administration will also have to confront the daunting need to pay for it All. Windsor Johnston NPR News
A Big Publishing Plot Twist: Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster for $2.2 Billion
"Biggest news to hit the publishing industry this year. Possibly several years happened last wednesday. And we're betting that you missed it after all. You were probably contemplating cooking a turkey for two and planning zoom thanksgiving dinners with relatives right so just in case here. It is again the parent company of penguin random house's buying simon and schuster for two billion dollars penguin random house or pr h has already america's largest book publisher according to the new york times. Should the acquisition go through and there are some caveats which will get to pr. H will be. The industry's first mega publisher. The times claims. Let's delve into this just a little bit as we've talked about here before simon and shuster is among the oldest of today's big five publishing houses and one of the most distinguished dick simon and schuster founded the company in nineteen twenty four. The partners first product was hardly a literary masterpiece. It was a book of crossword puzzles. And according to simon and schuster's corporate historian it was a runaway bestseller today. Almost one hundred years. After the lowly crossword puzzle got the entrepreneurial venture off the ground simon and schuster or s operates in a different stratosphere. Today it is america's third largest publisher over the years it's published scads of famous even legendary authors including ernest hemingway and f scott fitzgerald also political figures from both sides of the aisle including jimmy carter hillary clinton and donald trump and contemporary authors. Like bob woodward stephen king and anti prue as well as judy blume s prints and authors have won fifty seven pulitzer prizes and innumerable other literary awards including several caldecott medals one of the highest honors given to children's books the company now sells about two thousand titles annually all told s and s takes in close to nine hundred million dollars a year but early this year. Parent company viacom. Cbs decided to go all in on streaming video in sports looking to cut close to a billion dollars in operating expenses ceo. Bob bakish announced that s wasn't what he called a core asset hence the sale in march the rumored price for us and s was one point two billion dollars a bidding. Were hike the final price to two point. Two billion dollars among other contenders america's second largest publisher harpercollins also vivendi. A french company. That owns a stake in. American publisher has yet and rupert murdoch's news corp clearly penguin random house's parent german media giant bertelsmann was willing to pay top dollar for s and s one reason in addition to the competition between publishers for blockbuster bestsellers the big five face. A formidable rival in certain amazon and when it comes to fighting off amazon size matters since two thousand nine amazon has been a publisher. Not just the world's largest both retailer today. It has sixteen imprints that publish everything from thrillers. To romance novels it signs. Top selling authors like dean koontz patricia. Cornwell taking them and their millions of sales away from traditional publishers in two thousand seventeen amazon published more than twelve hundred titles according to the wall street journal if those numbers have grown in the last three years amazon could well already rival simon and schuster for the volume of new works. It's producing what makes amazon such a tough competitor is a book publisher of course is it status as a bookseller. Moreover it has a number of marketing weapons that traditional publishers. Do not such as the ability to easily promote low priced e books to millions of amazon prime members and kindle owners. The wall street journal reports that along with oodles of cash to lure away big name authors as the largest american publisher penguin. Random house has the clout and logistical network to compete successfully with amazon. The merged company would have annual revenues of three billion dollars according to book industry bible publishers. Weekly but we should note here. The acquisition faces obstacles worthy of an epic novel authors and agents represented by the authors guild. Say such a deal will make it even harder for new authors and so called mid list writers to get published meaning. If you haven't written a blockbuster or a solid backlist title your chances to get published and your earnings could shrink. Pr h says. Simon and schuster will remain editorially independent and both publishing houses say they remain devoted to readers and writers still publishers weekly reports that by blending s. npr h german-owned. Bertelsmann would own about one third of the us book market. That's the number that could trigger antitrust. Investigators to closely scrutinize the deal. According to the new york times but those market share numbers are in dispute in both directions. The authors guild which causes tie up says a combined. Pr h. s. would wind up publishing half of all trade books in the us. Meaning not textbooks penguin. Random house's leadership argues not true and says future market share would be less than twenty percent and that an antitrust investigation is unlikely what happens next will likely hinge on which of these numbers comes closest to reality
Biden wants a new covid stimulus package
"Like Biden is urging Congress to quickly pass a covert stimulus package. Pride, immediate economic relief for struggling families. NPR's Asma College reports on his comments as he formally introduced his economic team at an event in Delaware. Biden said any package passed during the lame duck session of Congress is likely to be at best just to start and his transition team is already charting a path, he said. For what Hill put forward to the next Congress. I messaged everybody struggling right now is this Help is on the way, Biden said. There's an urgent need to fund states and cities so frontline workers can stay on the job. He also specifically cited the need for affordable health care, child care, rent relief and student loan relief. Biden's picked to lead the Treasury Department, Janet Yellen, warned that inaction would produce a self reinforcing downturn, causing even more devastation. As my colleague, NPR NEWS, Wilmington, Delaware
"npr" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"What's happening today in this episode the goal about discovering what the constitution is really about who wrote it who it was four. Who at protected. And who didn't we hope you enjoy and we'll be back tomorrow. Here's npr's through line. Close your eyes. Imagine everything you're doing right now. Floats away all the things that stress you out like money or being on time or the fight you had with your partner. Imagine all that is gone and you are in a completely empty room sitting on a chair directly in front of you maybe ten feet away singular dark orb floating it is small completely devoid of light but from behind that orb a faint flickering light begins to emerge slowly by bit though it surrounds the dark like a mini eclipse happening chest. Free you in that room. A space of partial elimination as in an eclipse between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full life but closely at the space between complete darkness and fall light see the shadowy gradients between something and nothing they c- rounding or joining region which something exists and the lesser degree. That zone of partial illumination is like the space between us. It is a number and for some of us me feel like freedom were many things are possible and for others can feel like an unstable rumbling and shaking arth.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder, secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is just wrapped up remarks to reporters and Singapore as US and North Korean officials. Finalize preparations for the first-ever summit between President Trump and Kim Jong own NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Singapore with Trump and Kim scheduled to meet tomorrow morning. Both leaders arrived here on Sunday in both met with the host country. Singapore's prime minister leash Ian lung on Monday US ambassador to the Philippines soon, Kim with North Korean officials to hash out details of the talks. Kim Jong UN has said he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons, but he's insisting on security guarantees from the US in exchange came as already held two meetings with South Korean president moon Jae in as well as to with China's leaders Xi Jinping details of Tuesday's summit scheduler, vague. There have been suggestions that the summit could continue for a second day if necessary. Anthony, Kuhn NPR news, Singapore, top democrat on the Senate. Foreign relations committee at Markey of Massachusetts says for the summit to succeed President Trump and Kim Jong own most agreed to the meaning of denuclearization. On our side, we believe it means a removal of all nuclear weapons and delivery capacity on the Korean peninsula. Kim does not actually agree with that. President Trump says, he thinks things can work out very nicely with North Korea. He spoke to reporters during a working lunch with Singapore's prime minister also praised US embassy staff during a meeting greed at his attell following his arrival in Singapore, President Trump took some more swipes at Canada following the g. seven summit that wrapped up over the weekend posted a series of tweets that included criticism of NATO allies and the European Union on the flight to Singapore Trump pulled out of the joint communique. After Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised to fight the Trump administration's tariffs on aluminum and steel Italy's new populist government taking a hard line against migrant arrivals by closing the country's ports to appr-. Private rescue ship after Malta refused to ship permission to dock vampire Sylvia, jolly reports move stranded more than six hundred. Migrants, see a group SOS many as as rescue ship. Aquarius is carrying six hundred twenty nine migrants and is running short of food and water. Prime minister Giuseppe Konta said he asked Malta to assist those in difficulty, but was rebuffed. He said that confirms Malta's in Europe's unwillingness to intervene in an emergency, but till Salvini interior minister leader of the anti-immigrant party. The league posted under the hashtag ports closed Italy to says no to human trafficking. It's the only way he said to make ourselves heard in Brussels. Many commentators attributed the populist election success to the European Union's failure to assist Italy in handling the migrant crisis. So people Jolie NPR news Rome's been a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital officials say, it doesn't people are dead more than thirty wounded. This is NPR news. A big wildfire in south western Colorado was burning largely unchecked officials, say what's being called the four sixteen fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and officials have ordered a fresh round of evacuations of fires, burning north of Durango. Authorities ordered the residents of an additional six hundred seventy five homes to evacuate bringing the total to more than two thousand. The nation's largest actors union and four television networks have agreed to limit auditions that are held in hotel rooms and homes. NPR Shannon, Benzon reports a move is aimed at eliminating the so-called casting couch sack. After represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors the union along with ABC CBS NBC and FOX say they went to eliminate the potential for predators to exploit performers behind closed doors. The new guideline comes in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by more than eighty. Women against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, which led to a wave of similar allegations against famous. This men and politics, the media and entertainment. Earlier this month, Weinstein pled not guilty to criminal charges of rape and sexual assaults. Shannon van Sant NPR news Washington ago after the union that represents many employees at NPR last night's Tony awards band's visit won for best new musical. The show is based on a two thousand seven is Rayleigh film about a group of musicians from any gypsum police orchestra, stranded in a small as Rayleigh town. It also won Tonys for actor, Tony, shalhoub, and Katrina Lenk all the band's visit one, ten Tony awards. Harry Potter and the curse child one six on Joyal Snyder, NPR news.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's ilise hugh reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bomb six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh summit north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt its security with guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute least hugh npr news soul a business partner of president trump's longtime personal lawyer michael cohen has pleaded guilty to tax fraud npr's ryan lucas says the deal could have implications for cohen's own legal troubles you gimme a friedman pleaded guilty in albany county court to tax fraud related to his taxicab business and has agreed to pay five million in restitution and judgments the new york times says friedman also agreed to cooperate with state and federal authorities and investigations friedman's lawyer told npr he wouldn't describe the substance or scope of the guilty plea friedman's potential cooperation could ratchet up the pressure on cohen who is under investigation by federal authorities in new york for his business dealings including his taxi medallions some of which were reportedly run by friedman cone is due in federal court in manhattan next week ryan lucas npr news washington the southwestern baptist theological seminary has removed its wellknown president page patterson after some recorded controversial remarks of his surfaced patterson is told women to stay with phys.
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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.
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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.
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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI What is your but that's the question REI coop is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips RE I can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Shea Stevens. The White House says President Trump intends to impose, stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. By the end of the week, NPR Scott Horsely says, the order could include an exemption for certain countries, including Canada, adding exceptions for you as allies, such as Canada could reduce the impact of the tariff water, and also the potential for a retaliatory trade war Republicans have been urging the White House to take a more surgical approach and include exceptions for America's allies, China, which President Trump accuses him undermining US industries through cheap exports says, it will make a necessary response to any US trade war. Chances of a meeting between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart will depend on how the two leaders handle issues of mutual interest. That's the message after a day-long meeting between Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared, Kushner and Mexican affair. Scholes NPR's carry com reports Thursday spent Wednesday in Mexico City meeting with the foreign minister and President. Enrique Pe a Nieto Mexico's Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that Kushner delivered a message from Trump about the importance of advancing joint initiatives and that a meeting between the two presidents depends on how much progress they make on issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, migration and security. A possible meeting between Trump and pending. The EPA was scuttled after a recent telephone conversation soured between the two over Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for US border wall Wednesday. The White House said, Mexico might be exempt from new tariffs Trump is putting on steel and aluminum imports carry con NPR News, Mexico City. It is unclear whether Florida's governor will sign a gun safety Bill That's heading to his desk as emperors Grigg Alan reports the measure calls for three-day waiting period and bruising the minimum age for gun sales and arming certain School employees. Lawmakers are the bill is intended to make sure there are no more school shootings like the one in parkland in which seventeen people died. It bans bumped stocks allows officers to seize the guns of people deemed a threat to themselves or others. It also includes four hundred million dollars to hire more school resource officers, improve mental health counseling and upgrade school security representative. Jared Moskowitz from Parkland says, the bill is just a start. It's not enough when major corporations around this country are ahead of us. We are behind despite calls from the school student activist lawmakers rejected several amendments to banned weapons like the AR fifteen style gun used in parkland Greg, Alan NPR News Tallahassee for the second time in less than a week. A storm is blanketing the East Coast as much as the foot of snow could fall from the Philadelphia area through most of New England before the system moves offshore and Thursday, the Nor'easter as knocked out electricity to some areas still awaiting repairs from last week storm. This is NPR News. The White House says President Trump has already won an arbitration case against an adult film actress claiming she's Trump's former mistress, Stephanie Clifford known professionally. A stormy Daniels is suing to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement saying she wants to set the record straight. Her lawsuit also mentions Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen who says he paid Clifford one hundred and thirty thousand dollars of his own money as part of the agreement. If you suddenly hear someone laughing at you and there's no one else in the room, It could be Amazon's Alexa. The smart speaker has been spontaneously laughing when the device as not in use as NPR's lower side Elber poured some users are not amused. Social media was buzzing with strange stories. One person tweeted that he was on the verge of falling asleep. Then then he heard Baja. He tweeted out, there is a good chance. I get murdered tonight. Alexa also got a little rebellious. A user on Reddit complained that they told Alexa to turn out the lights three times They kept coming back on. Then Alexa stopped responding altogether and let out. The user wrote, I still get the chills. Amazon says it found a fix for the problem. Alexa has been mishearing words as Alexa laugh. The company says, now you have to say, Alexa, Can you laugh? She sure can. Laura sigh ideal NPR News tourist visits to the United States have dropped for the fifth month in a row. The US Commerce Department says international arrivals were down five percent in February as compared to the same month in two thousand sixteen I'm She Stevens NPR News in Washington.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.
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"Support for this npr podcast in the following message come from simon schuster publisher of principles by ray dallaglio a new york times number one bestseller an amazon business book of the year in hardcover and audio book this holiday season give perspective inside of a sweater live from npr news in washington on core of a coleman congress has passed a shortterm spending measure to keep the federal government funded through january nineteen the legislation also funds a health insurance program for low income children and other priorities that impairs kelsea snell reports it does not include eighty one billion dollars in disaster aid to help people recovering from hurricanes and wildfires this year senators are divided in part over how much money is needed for those states hit by deadly wildfires and hurricanes congress plans to continue negotiating put lawmakers fan impacted states fumed that the aid was left unfinished npr's kelsea snow reporting the legislation also does not include efforts by dummy crowds to deal with a federal program to shield young immigrants brought illegally to the country known as daca nearly nine million people sign up for health insurance during the affordable care act open enrollment period this year npr's al's and kojak reports that enrollment nearly reached last year's level in half the time the large number of people who signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange came as a surprise to a lot of analysts in part because the trump administration cut the open enrollment period down from three months to just over six weeks and on top of that the department of health and human services cut the advertising budget for the programme by ninety percent advocate for the affordable care act worried that those actions would depress enrollment and leave lots of people without coverage for 2018 instead hhs says the agency was able to sign up nearly the same number of people for a fraction of the cost and it says customer satisfaction was at an alltime high allison kojak npr news the fed.