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TikTok and its employees prepare to battle Trump
"Us, employees of Tiktok plan to sue the administration over the president's executive order the. Could ban the video media APP in the US this follows a separate pending lawsuit from the company that owns the APP last week. Trump ordered beg bans on dealing with the owners of Tiktok, and we chat saying they're a threat to national security and the US economy tiktok helps fund. NPR. Produced videos from planet money that appear on the social media platform.
Fresh update on "npr news" discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"Weekend edition from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Thank you for being with us. Joe Biden announces running mate this week. President immediately called Senator Kamala Harris nasty and stoke another Birther falsehood. No deal on Corona relief, no money for the post office when they need it most and Virtual conventions. NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving joins us. Good morning run. Good to be with you, Scott and Good to be with you, My friend Camilla Heros Senator, former state Attorney General San Francisco Prosecutor daughter You're making an Indian immigrants first woman of color. On a major presidential party ticket. What does she bring to the campaign? Ah, connection to the future Scott to younger voters and to people of color, especially to black and South Asian voters. But also a gusher of cash $50 million in the 1st 2 days after the announcement, that's almost as much as Biden raised in all of 2019. But just as important, she adds a dose of dynamism that's often been lacking and Biden's appearances you know, he first declared his first formal candidacy for the White House in June of 19. 87 a third of a century ago, And while that didn't get him far at the time, he had a lot of drive and excitement about him in those days. So watching him and Harris this week you had a sense. She was restoring some of that energy, the first line of criticism President Trump offered. Ah was, we have to say a demonstrable lie that Senator Harris is not eligible to be president. That has to remind you of the lies he promoted about President Obama. I ask this with all repertory alot objectivity. Does anyone believe this nonsense? We've seen that people can believe virtually anything if they want to, But this is among the more immediately disprove a ble of the president's falsehoods. What is disturbing is the way Trump raised doubts about her because her parents were immigrants. This is a pattern with this president. It goes well beyond campaign rhetoric. It's woven into his policies as well. But all that aside, Harris still brings a charge to the Biden camp and just in time for the Democratic convention next week. Which opens in Milwaukee. But Not really mostly remotely a convention like any other right? Ah, convention where people don't convene or not many of them at any rate, so we don't really have a model for what it will look like, or how big a TV audience it'll have. But look If it's a made for TV events, it will have that in common with the big stadium conventions we've been watching over the last 50 years. Those have all been scripted TV events to. Meanwhile, President Trump has largely undermined any interest in his own convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Which would come very following week. The latest idea the president has for his speech. Accepting the nomination is to use the White House as a nighttime TV backdrop for that, so we'll see what happens. President Trump announced an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This week. Wherever that agreement leads, does it give the president a political bump? Surely it should any positive development there in that region is heartening and deserves a salute for all involved. But there are questions about just what has been agreed to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says he's agreed to a temporary delay in annexing parts of the West Bank, The leader of the United Arab Emirates, on the other side, is calling it a permanent ban on annexation and then characterizing his own concession as being on Lee for a road map toward normal relations. With Israel, so it looks like a breakthrough, but it still has to be sold to the hardliners on both sides. And this week the president was astonishingly blunt about not helping the U. S postal Service in processing mail in ballots, wasn't it? Yeah, all in the same week that he requested his own. Mail in ballot in Florida. It's stunning to see any American presidents say he doesn't want to help. The Postal Service wants to hobble it in the middle of a pandemic, But it's not the first time. Trump has said without evidence that voting by mail is more vulnerable to fraud, or that it helps Democrats. The irony here is that mailed in ballots of historically favored Republican candidates. And they're mostly used by older and more affluent voters who are more likely to be a Republican, at least in the past. Finally, Senate adjourned without passing a Corona relief bill. Millions of Americans are still hurting, aren't they? They are indeed and that should be the focus for both sides of these negotiations, and it's wide. Both sides are taking a big risk. Neither can be sure it won't be the object of voter wrath in November. NPR's Ron Elving. Thanks so much. Thank you, Scott. Public health officials have been reminding Americans for months how vital it is to wear masks or some other face covering during this pandemic. We've been told they reduced the spread of the Corona virus. But as it is written, all face coverings are not created equal. This week, there was confusion over reports that a certain kind known as the neck Gator could actually encourage the spread of the Corona virus. NPR's science correspondent Richard Harris, Joined just now to talk about. Can we call a Gator gate? Richard? That's a great idea. Scott. Let's do that. All right. Well, tell us the story of this Ah, controversial face covering their maid of thinner fabrics. And they seem to be especially popular with runners. Right? Right. The story is about a fabric tube that you wear around your neck and you can pull up to cover your mouth and nose and the misunderstanding about this is from a paper published in the journal Science advances by a team at Duke University. A doctor there wanted to give away masks, but he was hoping to figure out which one's worked best. So he said, a bunch of different products down to the physics department there, Professor Martin Fisher and a team including his undergraduate daughter, Emma, is a matter of fact. Set out to devise a way to see how effective masks were at blocking respiratory droplets. The aim of the study was never to do a systematic study off all masked types of mask materials. Mask very all over the place. He just wanted to develop a testing technique that he could share and in the process of doing that, Fisher ran 14 different masks through this process, just to see how well the system he devised woodwork volunteer would say, stay healthy people five times into a device involving a laser, a smartphone and some duct tape. In 95 respirator masks did fine and most layered cotton masks he tested were also pretty efficient..
Some Conferences Are Determined: There Will Be College Football This Fall
"There There will will be be college college football football this this fall. fall. Maybe Maybe that that is is the the message message this this week week from from some some top top football football schools schools and and conferences. conferences. It It comes comes after after two two powerhouse powerhouse conferences. conferences. The Big 10 in the Pac 12 announced they were canceling their full seasons because of the Corona virus. NPR's Greg Allen reports how colleges that are planning to play hope to protect the health of their athletes. Even many hard core college football fans are skeptical how Khun well over 100 people on a typical team training play without spreading the Corona virus, possibly shutting down the season this week, three of the top conferences, the SEC, the SEC and the Big 12 said their plans this fall to play and do so safely. John Thrasher is president of Florida State University, which is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. And what we frankly want to send is a message to some of the other schools that may be teetering on whether or not to play football. We think it's a bit in the best interest of our student athletes. For us to play football. We could do it safely and we can do it productively for them for fans, athletes and the multi $1,000,000,000 sports entertainment complex built around college football things looked bleak Tuesday. Two major conferences, The Big 10 in the Pac 12 canceled their fall schedules because of the uncertainty and health risk surrounding the Corona virus. The announcement by the remaining three of the power five conferences that they would have a fall season came after athletes began a hashtag. We want to play movement on social media. At Florida State Wide receiver Keyshawn Helton says he believes training and playing with regular testing and medical protocols in place. Maybe safer than not playing. You talk about 18 or 22 year old Just quarantine at the house. That's unrealistic. There's really there's so many other things that you know God, I'm going to go do which is not safe. So being here with my team, and all of us together is the safest forth. The college conferences are pushing back the start of their seasons to give them extra time to get ready and perhaps learn from the experiences of other sports. Putting players inside a bubble like the N BA has done in Orlando isn't feasible for student athletes who live on campus and have to attend classes. University of Miami coach Manny Diaz believes college football can learn from the English soccer leagues, which resumed play in June. Without fans with so much at stake. He believes his athletes will be careful. They're aware that they've got to keep their bubble small. They understand the value of what a mask doesn't and who that protection If you're around people who don't have mass on, you've got to find another place to be, but with all that there's risk and going ahead with the college football season. One concern that was reportedly a factor in the decision of some conferences to postpone play is new information about a heart condition. My card is that has been linked to the Corona virus. It's an inflammation of the heart that can lead to long term problems. Announcing its decision to play the Big 12 conference, said any players who test positive for the Corona virus would receive an E K g echocardiogram, cardiac Emery and further heart tests before returning to play. Gabe Feldman, the director of the Sports Law program at Tulane University in New Orleans, says If the schools are transparent and take the right precautions he thinks they can play. Every school in the athletic department has to be very clear with all of their athletes. About what the risks are and what the unknowns are. And then the athletes have to have a choice. It's one thing to play. But can there be fans in the stadium? University of Florida athletic director Scott Strickland says he hopes so We want to be on a have fans, and we hope we're in a position to do that. But you see, this is the NFL season now starts earlier than ours, and A lot of NFL teams and still have a made determinations. Yet that could be the riskiest. Part of all some schools were opposing plans that would limit attendance to 25% of a stadium's capacity, which would still bring together a huge crowd of 20,000 or more cheering, screaming fans. Greg Allen. NPR NEWS Miami
Fresh "NPR News" from New Yorker Radio Hour
"Want a cooler. Oh, hi. Just of 73 degrees tomorrow. This is WN Y C. It's 10 o'clock. WNYC supporters include HBO, presenting the original documentary Yusef Hawkins Storm over Brooklyn, which takes a closer look at the 1989 murder of the 16 year old Yusef by a group of white men in Brooklyn. Now streaming on HBO, Max. This's WNYC FM HD and AM New York. Today on the New Yorker radio hour, We'll hear how a young person falls down the rabbit hole of the old right and comes to embrace an ideology of hate and lies. I think I went out onto the porch to smoke a cigarette or something. And Richard Spencer and I had started talking on DH started with, like Hail Victory. Hale Victor Sieg and then everyone say, Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! I don't know. There was just this energy in the room. It was powerful like you could. You could have eaten it. It was so intense. Samantha. Her journey into and back out of the all right? Also will talk with the actress Sarah Paulson. He stars in a new series about the origins of one of modern fictions, Great villains. Nurse Ratchet from one flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. That's all ahead on the New Yorker radio hour. Live from NPR news. I'm Giles Snyder. President Trump is ordering the Chinese owned a video sharing at TIC Tac Toe cell. It's US operation within 90 days. NPR's Bobby Allen reports. It's the latest effort to pressure an American company to buy the apse US assets. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U. S. Recommended Trump forced Tic Tac's parent company bite dance to divest and that the company delete Americans Data trumps orders, said there's credible evidence Tic TAC poses a national security threat. But experts aren't so sure. The video app in which teenagers record viral dance videos poses a real risk. The latest pressure comes after a previous executive order from Trump that seeks to make business with TIC Tac illegal Tic TAC helps fund NPR produced videos from Planet money that appear on the social media platforms. The office of the Postal Service's internal watchdog has confirmed that it is looking into the operational changes that have resulted in male delays. The changes have sparked a fight over postal service funding between the White House and congressional Democrats. As the November election looms. State of California has imposed the first blackouts there since the 2011 energy crisis because of a heat wave from member station Ktvi, Lily Jamali reports. The blackout's come after the agency that oversees California's power grid called an emergency. Ah heat wave affecting much of the state prompted electricity demand to outpace the supply available. State's largest utility alone, Pacific Gas and Electric was ordered to cut power to about 1/4 1,000,000 customers who lost electricity in one hour increments, according to utility spokesperson Jeff Smith. We would just encourage all of our customers to conserve as much energy as possible over the course of the next few days as we're going to see Continued multiple days of extreme heat. Hot temperatures are expected to persist for at least the next week for NPR News. I'm Lily Jamali, exiled leader of the opposition in Belarus is calling for peaceful protest this weekend and has released a short video criticizing this week's crackdown on peaceful protesters. His demonstration swell against President Alexander Lukashenko is disputed election victory last weekend. The BBC's Danny Epperhart two reports today. Thousands gathered in Minsk to remember a man who died Monday. During one of the demonstrations. Thiss was no silent wait for Alexander Tarkovsky, the protester who died of chest wounds on Monday. Car horns bled and crowds of people carrying red and white flowers. The colors of the Belarusian flag chanted near where he died. They want Alexander Lukashenka, the only president Belarus has ever known to leave power. But despite.
Changing of the guard in Minn. climate research
"For forty years. Marsili has been a leader in Minnesota climate research and education. You can still hear marks climate incites on NPR news. Friday mornings mark recently retired from the University of Minnesota Department of soil water and climate. The long-term Climate Data and trends generated by climate experts like mark provides significant economic benefit to Minnesota's agricultural and business sectors. Mark successor is Dr Heidi Rupe. She comes to Minnesota from the University of Washington climate impacts group, and we're fortunate to have both mark. And Heidi on the program today mark and Heidi welcome to climate cast good to be with you. Paul. Thanks for having me Paul, lovely. To Talk to you today, mark a personal. Thank you I. You've helped me and so many others do a better job communicating climate science to Minnesota. Tell us what the body of work is here and why it's important to Minnesota farm water and business interests were caretakers of the state climate database where really the body of evidence has been so Welcoming, showing how our climate is changing dramatically. So that's an important asset to help food production system people, but also environmentally to help find sustainable ways to utilize our resources but also preserve them. Heidi let's say I own or work for a Minnesota business. How should I be thinking about climate change risk and opportunity? There's an hugely important role that I think underrepresented in our discussions about climate changes that we do need to prepare and so the pure act of having conversations about climate change and what it means for Your Business for your community for your family. These are really essential conversations that we need to have as we think about our climate change future and what it is quite frankly that we want our future to look like that is the opportunity we can choose to shape. The way we build bridges and roads. The way we design the buildings that we occupy the way that we connect our daily activities to reducing our emissions. So that is to say we choose the future. Mark. Given where we stand with climate changes today what's the biggest message you have for minnesotans about? Climate, change. or it dovetails nicely with what Heidi just talked about. We need to keep the topic of climate change and what it means to our future. Near the top of our list of all the things that we have dialogue about were there were church members someplace or we belong to a community council. OR WE WANNA talk about the future of transportation or energy use or the future public health. The topic of climate change with on all of these things and Heidi when you jump in an elevator with somebody and they find out what you do, what's your elevator speech on how people should be thinking about climate change in the future? It's real. It's us. Scientists agree. It's bad. But there's hope and I add to that there's no time to waste We're at a pivotal juncture in many aspects of our society right now, and how do we build resilient equitable communities climate change be a lens we pass that question through. Merck Sealy and Heidi. Rube. Thanks so much for sharing your perspective on climate cast today. You're welcome. Thanks so much Paul thank you for having me polly look forward to ing and Minnesota in calling at home.
COVID-19 Makes Face To Face Campaigning Difficult
"Out. The vote sounds like a tired political cliche, but it really is about getting out door knocking, talking to voters face to face during a pandemic that is both hard and risky, but local campaigns in Ohio are still managing to pull it off. Here's Nick Costello with member station W. C P an idea stream. When you're a down ballot candidate that is someone not named Joe Biden or Donald Trump. You might spend the summer reminding members of the neighborhood Democratic or Republican Club that you're on the ticket to, and this year you'll have to make sure you're not on mute. Why don't we just I love for both of the people on with us right now to be able to just say a little bit more about themselves because they are running. In this election and I. This is a meeting of the Cleveland Ward 17 Democratic Club held on zoom and broadcast on Facebook Ward, 17 on the city's Westside boast Cleveland's highest voter turnout. But the club doesn't plan to bend voters ears on their doorsteps this election. Instead, they're putting their hopes and phone calls, text messages and postcards. Club member Nora Kelly is helping to lead the effort. She admits it's a big loss not to meet in person and build camaraderie and enthusiasm. Just feel the energy of other folks in the commitment that other folks have, I think is really important insurance of Breathing life into a campaign but also keeping people nursed and engaged in the process. The club printed up door hangers that say vote early, flattened the curve with a form to request an absentee ballot. Kelly says it's an effort to avoid crowded polling places and give election boards plenty of time to mail out ballots really encouraging everyone in the neighborhood extent possible did vote by mail so that folks are gonna be safe. Absentee voting became especially critical in the primary, when Cove in 19 led state officials to close polling places and extend the election in the 11th hour. That election process was wonky like I don't know a word to describe it. This summer, Dante Gibbs joined a group of volunteers to stuff packages with cloth masks, information on the census and instructions for absentee voting. They're distributing tens of thousands of these two people in the Cleveland area, he says, eh, So we really wanted to get in front of it for this next election because there were multiple stuff that you have to make. The Ohio Republican Party took its campaign digital this spring, keeping in touch with voters through phone calls, video chats and mobile app, says Chairman Jane Temkin. In June, the party ventured out to knock on doors again while taking precautions, she says. The reports I get are that people have been pretty courteous and plate and our field staff wear masks and they stand back and they're able to ask the voters questions about the upcoming election. Timken expects an increase in early and absentee voting this time around, too, and says Field staff will have absentee request forms for those who want them. I'm grateful for the technology, but you know we have A top notch field staff, and we like to call them the Buckeye Battalion. And there's none better. But for all the focus on casting ballots, early voting booths will be open in November and election boards. Air searching for people to staff polling places on Election Day. For NPR News. I'm Nick Castel in Queen.
Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate
"But concede that bipartisan talks for a new wave of pandemic relief aid has stalled. NPR's Claudia View Solace reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say they turned down an offer from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to meet again. Pelosi and Schumer said they'll meet with White House officials when they budge on spending. Democrats offered to meet Republicans in the middle of both of their competing offers for a plan in the $2 trillion range. But the White House has refused. Here's Pelosi on MSNBC cominat chair say to me, Why can't you resolve your differences? Because we're miles apart, the top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said. It's Democrats that need to budge. All of our stage need results. The Republicans will play until we actually get on outcome, but with little progress, it's possible the stalemate could continue through the month of August. Claudius SOLACE. NPR NEWS Washington Stocks closed higher today
New Zealand probes freight as mystery source of virus outbreak
"Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that the country's first covid nineteen infection in more than three months came in through freight. The country's largest city of Auckland reported new cases. This week after the country had just reached one hundred and two days without any known community. Transmission as NPR's Julie McCarthy reports Prime Minister to send a arden is urging New Zealanders not to be complacent masks are not mandatory in Auckland that is locked down again but authorities are releasing five million masks from central supply and the prime minister encouraged people to use them. New Zealand's response to the pandemic had been held up as a model. Now, the new outbreak casts uncertainty over a national elections scheduled next month
QAnon backer wins congressional primary in Georgia
"Marjorie Taylor Greene won despite her lack of support from many national and state GOP leaders from member station W A. B E E m a hurt reports. Green caught national attention for calling newly elected Muslim members of Congress a quote Islamic invasion into the government and calling George Soros a Jewish Democratic donor. A Nazi She lost an endorsement, and several GOP leaders condemned her remarks. But that didn't slow her down. Here's one of her Facebook video shortly before the election, I will continue to speak out against the Democrat activists in the fake news. Because what they have got to start to realise is all of us. Regular people in America are completely done with them. Green moved her campaign from suburban Atlanta to northwest Georgia in December and spent nearly a $1,000,000 of her own money on the race. She's all but guaranteed the seat since the district voted 75% for Donald Trump in 2016 for NPR News. I'm Emma Hurt in Atlanta Bio pharma company. Moderna is coming under some criticism
QAnon backer wins congressional primary in Georgia
"Cuban on conspiracy theory has won the Republican primary in a Georgia congressional district, Marjorie Taylor Greene won despite her lack of support from many national and state GOP leaders. Remember station W A. B M A Hurt has more from Atlanta. Green caught national attention for calling newly elected Muslim members of Congress a quote Islamic invasion into the government and calling George Soros a Jewish Democratic donor. A Nazi She lost an endorsement, and several GOP leaders condemned her remarks. But that didn't slow her down. Here's one of her Facebook videos shortly before the election. I will continue to speak out against the Democrat activists in the fake news because what they have got to start to realise is all of us. Regular people in America are completely done with them. Green moved her campaign from suburban Atlanta to northwest Georgia in December and spent nearly a $1,000,000 of her own money on the race. She's all but guaranteed the seats since the district voted 75% for Donald Trump in 2016 for NPR News. I'm Emma
Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate
"His pick for a running mate. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has chosen California Senator Kamala Harris. As NPR's got Detrol reports. Harris is the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party for vice President Harris is just the second black woman elected to the U. S Senate in the 3.5 years he's been in Washington, she's carved out a reputation as a tough questioner in high profile Senate hearings. The 55 year old who grew up in Berkeley, California, previously served a San Francisco district attorney and California attorney. General running mates are often selected to bring balance to a ticket. And here Harris does providing a sharp generational, gender, racial and coastal contrast. To the likely Democratic nominee. Biden and Harris class two times during the primary, notably during the first debate when Harris criticized by then Senate record on busing. After Harris dropped out of the race, she endorsed Biden and campaign for him. Scott Tetro. NPR NEWS
Republicans ask Supreme Court to intervene in Rhode Island case involving witness requirements for absentee ballots
"The Republican National Committee has asked the Supreme Court to rule by tomorrow on its appeal of a court decision allowing Rhode Island to loosen its absentee voting requirements. It's one of multiple court battle seeking to shape the nation's voting rules for the fall. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. Rhode Island usually requires absentee voters to get two witnesses or a notary toe watches they fill out and sign their ballots. Requirement was suspended for a primary earlier this year due to the health risk of finding a witness during a pandemic. Lower courts have agreed that you remain suspended, saying it places in an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote. With the RNC and Rhode Island. Republicans argued that the rule change comes too close to a September primary and will increase the chances of voter fraud. They also note that the Supreme Court last month blocked a similar relax ation of the same absentee voting requirements and Alabama Pam Fessler. NPR NEWS
RNC, Rhode Island Republicans Ask Justices to Intervene in Absentee-Ballot Dispute
"National Committee has asked the Supreme Court to rule by tomorrow on its appeal of a court decision allowing Rhode Island toe loosen its absentee voting requirements. It's one of multiple court battles seeking to shape the nation's voting rules for the fall. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. Rhode Island usually requires absentee voters to get two witnesses or a notary toe watches they fill out and sign their ballots. The requirement was suspended for a primary earlier this year due to the health risk of finding a witness during a pandemic. Lower courts have agreed that it should remain suspended, saying it places in an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote. But the RNC and Rhode Island Republicans argued that the rule change comes too close to a September primary and will increase the chances of voter fraud. They also note that the Supreme Court last month blocked a similar relax ation of the same absentee voting requirements and Alabama Pam Fessler NPR news The
Market Weighs Trump Executive Orders
"Investors are still weighing the executive actions announced by President Trump Over the weekend. In an effort to prop up the economy, Trump promised restore half of the supplemental unemployment benefits that expired last month. He's also called for a deferral of employees payroll taxes, which would temporarily boost workers take home pay. It could result in a higher tax bill next year. Scott Horsefly NPR NEWS
Business Is Booming At National Parks
"Standing outside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardner Montana you could tick through about two dozen state license plates in the time that it takes you to drink a coffee. That is normal in the summer. What's not normal is the people driving those cars doing stuff like this we rented a van and it has a Florida license sag but I put a sign in the back window that said we are not from Florida. Lynn Hunter and her family are from Kansas, your that Kansas, even grandson, Noah will tell you. Don't want anybody think we are same goes for just about any place that's been in the news recently for having spikes in Cova Cases Families like the hunters are driving national parks like yellowstone in droves right now, king to escape from wherever are trying to salvage a summer of stress and they know that it comes with risks we were scared to come really we've been planning it for a long time. So here they are at one of the country's first national parks and they're happy they did thing is the same is true for about one point five, million other people since mid-may Ricarda, raise, and his family are from North Carolina. Made. It will be a kind of a little bit but a lot of people out there over the last couple of weeks the number of cars entering the Gardner entrance at Yellowstone National Park are higher than they were at the same time. Last year restaurants have long waits rafting companies are struggling to find workers and fly fishing guides. Richard Parkes owner of parks fly shop says too bad anglers. There's just as many people casting for Yellowstone Brown or cutthroat trout as there's ever been before I. Think we're getting some people that are just refugee ing Outta those places that's great for his bottom line park says he makes between eighty and ninety percent of his annual earnings between June and September. But at seventy seven years old, it's also a bit worrisome. I'm official old. Flood. Is. One of the people inherently more vulnerable than others and I get a little nervous when? Some mob of people running in. No Mash, no apparent care of how many people showed in the place but that's the dance he's having to do yellowstone brings in more than six hundred, million dollars to its surrounding communities every year most of that in the summer nationally visitor ship to national parks generates more than forty billion dollars annually, and so even while there are concerns particularly around rural parks like yellowstone that outsiders may be bringing in more than just. Their pocket books during the pandemic it's a risk that many are willing to take and so foreign yellowstone it seems to be paying off definitely get for the business community I think that you know in May they may have thought that they might not make it through the end of the year, and now they're seeing record breaking numbers juries. PETKOFF is the executive director of Garner's Chamber of Commerce so far she says only. Two Park employees and three visitors have tested positive for COVID. She sure some have gone undetected, but the numbers thus far are encouraging. Typically visitation goes way slower October. So we only have more months to make it through. So I think everyone has kind of holding their breath and just hoping the community spread doesn't happen I. Don't think I've ever been in a summer that I wanted to end as quickly as this one. Camp Shali Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. There's not a day that I come to work where fearful of multiple employees testing positive for having symptoms yellowstone like many national parks around the country is limiting its services this summer to try and protect employees and visitors closing campgrounds in some cases or visitor centers. Social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged outside of the post office yellowstone's headquarters to mask bear statues serve as a reminder. But the National Park. Service overall has not mandated face coverings. Charlie says most visitors are doing a good job of protecting themselves and others, but not always. So He's urging people if you're sick. Are you have symptoms or you're not sure do us all a favor and don't come to the park or anywhere else for that matter Nathan Rot NPR News Gardner Montana.
Ballot Drop Boxes Gain Popularity As An Alternative To In-Person And Mail-In Voting
"Worried about casting their ballots in person this November because of the pandemic. They are also worried that mail in ballots could be misplaced or delayed on alternative that is gaining popularity and also attracting controversy is drop boxes where voters can deposit their absentee ballots to be collected by election officials. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. A steady stream of voters in Detroit, Michigan last week approached a red, white and blue metal box right outside the city's main election office. The box looked a little like a high tech trash can or recycling bin. Instead, it was one of several 100 ballot drop boxes located across the state. More than a 1,000,000 Michigan voters decided to cast absentee ballots in the primary rather than go to the polls, But many like Elizabeth Dandridge didn't want account on the post office to deliver those ballots. I want to be sure that it was collected in the box. Sometimes the males delay I'm waiting on a package is what people have sent me over to weeks to go, and they haven't come. And it's a growing concern is the U. S. Prepares for a flood of absentee and mail in voting in November. Many election officials are encouraging voters to use Dropbox is instead to make sure their ballots don't arrive too late to be counted. That's already happened to tens of thousands of ballots this year. Connecticut's using 200 new drop boxes in tomorrow's primary. Secretary of State Denise Merrill admits the state was somewhat overwhelmed by a surgeon requests for mail in ballots and even a week ago, local election offices were still trying to fill those requests. There's a lot of confusion just the moment about when the ballots got mailed to whom When they're going to arrive. It's going to be very tight and the ballot boxes play an increasingly important role in all this, because you know you shave off 234 baby five days from when you mail a ballot. But the boxes are controversial. Ah, couple of Connecticut towns complained that having them outside available to voters, 24 7 isn't safe, even though many are protected with security cameras. The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have filed suit to block Pennsylvania from using such boxes in November, arguing they could increase the chances for fraud. Tennessee Secretary of State Trey Hargett recently told a Senate committee his state doesn't allow drop boxes for fear voters might be pressured on how to vote. If someone knows you've got an absentee ballot, they can say, Hey, I'll be glad to take that for you and drop that off for you. They can ask you what you build that balance out or they can not turn it all for you. We believe it's a great security measure Tohave, someone returning their own balance by the United States Postal Service Dropbox supporters dismiss such concerns is completely unfounded. They note that drop boxes have been used in some states for decades without problems. Kristen Clarke of the Lord's Committee for Civil Rights under Law told senators the boxes are unimportant and convenient option for voters a compliment the limited postal box offices that are available in communities and are just critical to providing access this season access for whom isn't clear. Researchers have found that drop box is Khun Boost turnout overall. But there's no evidence at least so far that one party benefits more than the other. Still, Larry Olsen of Laser Fab Company in Washington state that makes the boxes, says demand's definitely on the rise. I couple orders today, and he's confident their boxes are far more secure than the average mailbox, he says. There are multiple features to prevent tampering. The boxes are also made of steel and weigh about Â£600 they're bolted to the ground, So it's not really something anybody can move easily. In fact, he notes at an SUV plowed into one of them in Washington state last year. Both the box and contents. Survived. Pam Fessler NPR news
China Sanctions 11 US Citizens Including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz
"Will sanction 11 Americans in response to similar US measures announced last week against Hong Kong and Chinese officials. NPR's Emily Thing, reports. The move comes amid escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing among the American sanctions. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who China has already sanctioned in retaliation for other American sanctions over China's detention and abuse of millions of ethnic Uighur Muslims. Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth and Michael Abramowitz, the president of Freedom House will also be sanctioned meeting any assets they have in China will be frozen and they travel to China banned. Last week. The U. S sanctioned Hong Kong chief executive carry land and 10 other Hong Kong and Beijing officials for their involvement in the national security law that has been used to prosecute a broad range of dissent in Hong Kong. Emily Thing. NPR NEWS Beijing At the close on Wall
The Philippines Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot In Southeast Asia
"Philippines has over taken in Tunisia as Southeast Asia's Corona virus hot spot even though Indonesia has twice as many people. The Philippines now has more than 136,000 confirmed cases of covert 19 and critics say no coherent strategy for defeating the virus, Michael Sullivan reports. Like other countries in the region, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, For example, the Philippines recorded its first covert case back in January. Those neighbors acted swiftly. They started locking down when they had a few 100 cases and the timeliness of the response was key to the success of Vietnam, Korea and Taiwan University of the Philippines. Covert researcher Ranjeet Rai. They decided to do something significant when they only had relatively few cases, and they were successful with racing and with the isolation very different from the Philippines, where we already had a case in January, and we decided not to do anything about it until March, and it wasn't just the Philippines lock down. That was late health workers say, Dr Tony Luchon. Is a former advisor to the government's covert task force. They started Lee with the AH building up of the health system capacities in terms of testing isolation. And quantum tracing. We wasted so much time about two months instead of trying to build up our infrastructure's adequate testing and contact tracing are still a huge problem, but the lock down that went into effect in March 1 of the longest and most severe in Southeast Asia. Did help reduce the number of new cases until it was lifted in June, when cases started to skyrocket. Over the weekend, the country's medical front liners issued an urgent virtual plea to President Rodrigo did to reimpose the lock down to allow them to regroup. Medical Association president Dr Jose Santiago Jr. Our health care system has bean overlong our head workers are burned out would seemingly endless number of patients trooping to our hospitals for emergency care and ambition. We're waging a losing battle against carbon 19 President Duterte. His initial response was less than empathetic, accusing the health workers of inciting a revolution against his government. You will give me the free ticket. The state's a counterrevolution. How I wish you would do it. The next day, he retreated and ordered a new 15 day locked down. But it's not a stringent is the first public transportation has been stopped. But businesses and retail outlets Khun operated half capacity in an effort to both halt the spread of the virus and allow some economic activity in the country that's now slipped into recession. But critics say this 15 day locked down light won't stop the spread of the virus. If it goes only 15 days, it will start increasing again. And the problem is that our health Care is now a full capacity. We have two cities in Metro Manila, which are at 100% occupancy. So that's a real problem. That's University of the Philippines. Professor Ghetto divvied who's been modelling the spread of the virus, along with his colleague, grungy dry. If we don't manage this this month, we don't take the opportunity to extend the music. You That small window opening lives and livelihoods would suffer at the disruption will become greater and my sense if we prematurely opened, it could be catastrophic for us. But he acknowledges extending the log down will be a tough sell for both the politically powerful business community and the everyday Filipino who's going to suffer because of these extended lockdowns. For NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan in Ching, right?
As Pandemic Hits Colleges' Finances, Small Town May Be Affected Too
"Has been devastating college finances and some of them are even on the brink of closing. What does that mean for college towns? Frank Morris of member Station has this look. Att one rural college community. Lots of towns across rule. America are in steep decline, but tiny Sterling Kansas is an island of vitality. Ah, pleasant Tuesday evening, a local gospel quintet entertains folks spread out on lawn chairs in a large tidal park. This town is anchored by Sterling College, a private evangelical Christian school, founded in 18 87. College senior Cuyler calmly calls it one big partnership. There's just so much overlap in community supports the college to college supports the community. You know, you just see how everything's intertwined. This remote town of 2200 boasts good schools, white collar jobs and a healthy downtown. College students, faculty and staff breathed life into the place, same as they do for hundreds of other little college towns across the country. But students left here in March and they haven't come back. Criminal justice Professor Mark Tremain is worried. I think the bottom line is we've got to get students back to campus. If we're going to survive. I think we have to accept whatever the risks are and do it. Starting college depends on about 500 students paying up to $26,000 a year tuition and another eight or nine grand for room and board. Sterling College President Scott Rich says the school like many others, scrapes by from year to year. We're always dependent upon enrollment always depended upon that next year, always dependent upon persistence or retention. We have to get students to come back. And we're dealing with a lot of challenges. Most schools now face daunting decisions. Scott Carlson follows the rolling crisis for the Chronicle of Higher Education. I think some of the people I know are looking at hundreds of college is going out of business within the next several years if this pandemic continues, and if the economic devastation associated with it continues, small liberal arts colleges have been shaky. For years, Enrollments have slumped down mints have been tapped. Many schools have piled on debt in a building fueled by competition for students. Most offer classes online, but online classes don't pay the bills. Most small schools survived by providing an expensive high touch in person College experience, and Carlson says the pandemic is shredding that business model. These colleges are Unique little entities all on their own, and each one of them provides a unique spin on higher education At Sterling College. The foundation is Christianity, but football is came. Workers here putting the final touches on a big Jim classroom in office complex. Many students enroll here for the chance to play college sports. It's a major selling point. About 1/4 of the students attending in person are on the football team. That's right 1/4 but sporting events could be major vectors for disease. And Jed Miller, who's finishing his degree it's early online next year, says That's another vulnerability. If Cove it defeats the athletics season this year. It will probably defeat a lot of small colleges and as a result heard a lot of small towns. Badly. While small college towns tend to be some of the healthiest communities in remote rural areas, the colleges those towns depend on now pose a physical danger to residence. Christina Darn hours a family practice doctor in sterling, the college probably is the most dangerous. Element for us in terms of covert. Shit. Potentially brings back students from all over the US who have variable levels of exposure across the country. Small colleges and college towns faced the same dilemma over opening, but not everyone thinks that's all bad. Richard Price at the Clayton Christians and Institute argues that the pandemic will lead to better online classes and more equitable schools. The traditional model. It was originally for the landed elite. And it wasn't sure all genders. It wasn't for all races, and that is slowly getting phased out. Along with some older business models that aren't fitting well, and price thinks many small colleges will adapt. Lots of them have cheated death before. There's no question the pandemic will close a number of American colleges and unravel small college towns along the way for NPR news. I'm Frank Morris.
Save The Whales. Save The Tigers. Save The Tapeworms?
"Most of us have heard of saving the elephants or saving the polar bears. But what about saving their parasites scientists are increasingly finding that parasites are key part of ecosystems and many risk of extinction NPR's lauren summer explains. When your job is to study parasitic worms, not everyone wants to hear what you do for a living. It's not a popular topic of conversation cocktail parties. I can tell you that Chelsea would is assistant professor at the University of Washington parasites a major public relations problem they're gross and slimy and most people don't really like thinking about them. But the fact is that they're really important in ecosystems would. Says just look at a flat worm she studies in California Ponds I. The parasites starts as an egg inside a bird, the birds about the egg, which infects snails than it goes from the snail to frog, but the parasite needs to get back in a bird to finish its life cycle. So it causes deformities in the frogs legs, which makes it easier for birds to catch and eat them which helps. Sustain. The bird population would says, it shows how humble parasites can influence the entire food web. But if birds are threatened, we're GONNA. See some parasites decline possibly to extinction in the presence of environmental change, which is why team parasitology released a new parasite conservation plan. The first step is simply identifying them of the millions of parasite species only about ten percent are known to science says Schuyler Hopkins of. North Carolina State University. We know nothing about them. We don't need another name Oh definitely don't know what they're doing with the ecosystems. Many parasites are just as vulnerable as their host animals are to climate change and habitat loss but even though an animal may be listed as endangered, it's parasites aren't, but they could be added alongside their more visible hosts. It would be a really great way or easy way. To get a lot of mileage for her site conservation because humans tend to gravitate to animals like us. It is the wolves and the grizzlies and the polar bears mostly the mammals that really get people's attention Jacob Malcolm Works for the advocacy group defenders of wildlife. He says, it's not all bad. That humans focus on those charismatic critters saving their habitat can also help the less charismatic species in their ecosystem. So whatever chances his group launches a save the Leeches campaign pretty close to zero. So now's the time leach lovers of the World Unite Lauren summer NPR news.
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"Funding to deal with the economic ravages of Corona virus. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is asking his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to meet tomorrow about investing more dollars into the paycheck protection program for small businesses. It ran out of money last week. The Democrats meanwhile are demanding additional federal money for more robust corona virus testing. They also want more resources flowing to the nation's hospitals as well as state and local governments. Well it could be several more weeks before the racial breakdown of cove nineteen patients comes into greater focus. Npr's Selena Simmons Duffin says the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services was expected to release the information earlier this month but that has been pushed back there is limited data on how people of different races have been affected by the corona virus but the data there is is concerning. African Americans represent a third of all deaths from Cova nineteen even though they're only thirteen percent of the national population a fuller national picture of race. Data was promised by the trump administration on April seventh at a press briefing of the White House Corona Virus Task Force within the week. Now the head of CMS says the data won't be released until early. May the explanation Kovic nineteen only had its own claims code on April first and they need a month's worth of claims data to provide a meaningful look at the race of covert nineteen patients. Selena Simmons Duffin. Npr News a key American oil benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell by more than seventy percent today as global oil markets continue to grapple with a pandemic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. At least ten people including a police officer have been killed in a shooting rampage on Canada's East Coast province of NOVA SCOTIA AS CARPENTER REPORTS AUTHORITIES. Say the gunman is also among the dead police. Say The gunman twelve hour. Rampage began Saturday evening. In the community of Puerto Peak Nova Scotia twenty-three-year-old Heidi Stevenson a member of the RCMP. Was killed when she responded to an active shooter incident. Another officer was wounded. When police arrived they found several casualties inside and outside the home witnesses in the area also said they had seen at least three houses on fire. Police identified the gunman is fifty one year old. Gabriel wortman saying he was armed and dangerous. And that he was driving in rcmp vehicle dressed as an officer. Police have not released any details about the victims for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter. Can Toronto Governors say that stay at home? Orders are starting to show results as they try to slow the spread of the corona virus. But they also say. More testing is essential Michigan. Public Radio's Rick. Luda has more democratic and Republican governors made the rounds of the Sunday morning. Shows to talk about what's working. What's not working and what? They still need Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has faced protests and criticism for her strict orders limiting travel and gatherings and shutting down many businesses but the daily death count is starting to level off so whitmer told. Cnn State of the Union. Now is not the time to let up. He's efforts are making a difference in saving lives. We've got to continue doing. Whitmer says she needs to see a sustained decrease in deaths and infections before she'll relax her orders. She says Michigan like other states still needs more swabs and detection kits for NPR news. I'm reply the. Uk is reporting the smallest daily increase in corona virus. Deaths nearly two weeks the. Uk's Health Ministry says more than fifteen thousand people have now died of cove nineteen in British hospitals but as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports Nursing Home. Say National toll is substantially higher the National Care for which represents nonprofit care providers estimates that in addition to health department numbers. Another four thousand elderly and disabled people have died in residential and nursing homes here. Meanwhile the Royal College of Nursing says half of its members help pressured to work without proper protective gear the government says eighty four tons of PP. Were supposed to arrive from Turkey on Sunday but had been delayed the Sunday Times of London said Prime Minister. Boris Johnson missed five emergency meetings on the corona virus in January and February. Michael Gov top government officials said the prime minister is not typically attend such meetings adding it was grotesque to portray him is not caring. Frank Langfitt. Npr news US futures contracts are trading lower at this hour the dow futures contract down about eight tenths of a percent crude oil prices also lower down five and a quarter percent. You're listening to. Npr News starting tonight. Face masks are required for both workers and customers in Pennsylvania and those who don't have one on can't get into the store stuffy carper works for delivery service and says she's made wearing a mask a habit the.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer. Commoner Andrew Cuomo has ordered New Yorkers to wear masks in public when around others? Npr's quil Lawrence reports code nineteen is still killing over seven hundred people each day in that state. New York state expects a high level of casualties for weeks to come. But cuomo says the outbreak has stabilized enough that he will be sending one hundred fifty ventilators to other states. Cuomo said going forward people should wear something to cover their nose and mouth anytime. They can't stay six feet apart. He said for now it would be forced without fines by the way people will enforce it. They'll say to you if they're standing next to you on a street corner. Where's your mask body in a Nice New York? Kinda Way Cuomo said. He hopes to begin a phased reopening of the economy but warned. It won't be complete until vaccine or medical treatment proves effective as long as eighteen months from now quil Lawrence. Npr News the head of the World Health Organization says he regrets the decision of the United States to cut off financial support to the WHO NPR station Bobi. In reports president trump announced he's suspending funding to the. Who over what he says? Is there China centric mismanagement of the crow virus pandemic the US is the largest donor to the World Health Organization? The head of the. Who Tao's Adnan Gabrielle? Says he's reviewing how the loss of US funding will affect his agencies work in that they're looking to other partners to help offset the shortfall. He says the. Who's focused right now? Is ON FIGHTING THE CORONA VIRUS? This is time for us to be united in our struggle against a common threat supporters of the. Who Call President. Trump's attack on the UN agency in the midst of this pandemic misguided lunacy. An attempt to deflect blame away from his own administration's missteps during the crisis. Jason bobbie-ann NPR News Twenty Twenty Democratic presidential hopeful with Warren. Made IT official today Warren. Joining a host of other prominent Democrats including former opponent for the nomination Bernie Sanders and former president. Barack Obama in throwing her behind Biden as the party's nominee to take on President Donald Trump. We can't afford to let Donald Trump continue to endanger the lives and livelihoods of every American. And that's why. I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden. As president of United States Massachusetts. Senator issued the endorsement at a video posted to twitter. Biden has made a series of proposals aimed at wooing progressives within the party including many who supported Sanders in Warren bind the presumptive Democratic nominee is not yet said who he will choose as his running mate. Stocks spared some of their earlier losses but still closed sharply lower. Today the Dow was down four hundred and forty five points to twenty three thousand five zero. Four the Nasdaq down. One hundred twenty two points. The S&P was down sixty two points. This is NPR. Following American Airlines number of other major carriers are said to be preparing to apply this week under a twenty five billion dollar. Us government loan program. That's according to an airline official. Who Tells Reuters? Most Airlines are expected to apply in part because they will not be required to actually draw down on the money before the end of September American. The nation's largest carrier confirmed this week apply for a four point seven five billion dollar loan the GOP said today it still planning to hold the Republican National Convention in Charlotte North Carolina but acknowledged. It could look very different. Social distancing is required in August Steve Harrison from member station W. f. e. In Charlotte has this report president. Trump has said. There's no way you would cancel the RNC convention planners said Wednesday. They're going full speed ahead. On having the event at Charlotte's downtown arena though they said delegates could be standing six feet apart in wearing masks. North Carolina is currently under a stay at home order. That ends April twenty ninth but the state's Democratic governor in Mecklenburg County's health director could still limit the size of gatherings when the Convention Begins August twenty fourth. That would mean only a few people could be inside the arena at wants. The Democrats have postponed their convention in Milwaukee by a month it's now scheduled to start August seventeenth a week before the RNC for NPR news. I'm Steve Harrison in Charlotte for the first time since the began dealing with mounting numbers of cases of Cove Nineteen Frances indicating. Fewer people are affected by the virus recovered. Nineteen patients fell for seventh straight day. I'm Jack Speer NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman Senate. Democratic leader Chuck. Schumer says he expects the Senate will arrive at an agreement this morning on a massive corona virus relief package NPR's clunker solace reports two prior attempts to move forward on the package in the Senate have both failed. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed hope for a third wave of emergency funding to address the corona virus. Schumer said he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continued to meet in or closer to an agreement. Secretary Mnuchin just left my office. We've had some very good discussions and in fact the list of outstanding issues has narrowed significantly. The plan could be worth one. Trillion dollars or more members say the final proposal could include direct payments to Americans and significant aid to businesses house. Democrats also rolled out a competing proposal estimated at two point five trillion dollars cloudy sunless. Npr News Washington. President trump says the country needs to get back to business and that the pandemic should not disrupt the nation's economy so badly that it creates its own crisis but former FDA commissioner Dr Scott Godly Bornes US economy and society will not function as long as covert nineteen continues to spread uncontrolled the biggest US cities. China will start lifting eight more than two months locked down on the central city of Wuhan. It was imposed in January to stop the spread of the corona virus. The easing will begin April eighth. Npr's Emily Fang reports that people outside the city of Han will see their quarantines start to lift tomorrow. Starting Wednesday residents of other cities in the same province. Wuhan will be able to leave the city of one where nearly two thirds of all cases in China occurred will let people leave two weeks leader. The one lockdown sealed in ill patients overwhelming hospitals. The city's former mayor also said at least five million residents left the city before the lockdown spreading the virus nationally and globally one hundred hundred zero cases today but a report Monday from independent Chinese outlet sizing slated a doctor who cleaned some. Were still testing positive. As as some domestic carriers China does not include Isamuddin cases in. Its Case Count Emily Chang. Npr News Beijing UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez is calling for an immediate hall to every conflict in the world in order to combat the pandemic Linda Fassulo reports on that Secretary General's video conference on Monday with reporters. Un Secretary General Antonio Terrace that. It's time to put armed conflict on lockdown and he's calling on warring parties worldwide to put aside mistrust and animosity and focused together on what he calls the truth fight of our lives the corona virus. Good Tanner's one that have conflicts. Go on there might be an absolutely devastating spreading the virus. Linda Fasulo reporting from New York. You're listening to NPR news from Washington the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee has added its powerful voice to athletes and organizations calling for a postponement of the Summer Olympics because of the pandemic the US OPEC announced its position after surveying many of its athletes. Npr's Tom Goldman reports a statement by the US. Olympic and Paralympic Committee says quote. It's more clear than ever that the path toward postponement of the Tokyo Games is the most promising as recently as last Friday the US OPEC supported the International Olympic. Committee's stance that it was premature to make a decision on postponement but results from a survey on the impact of cove in nineteen apparently changed the US OPEC stance nearly one thousand nine hundred. Us Athlete hopefuls for the Games responded among the survey results. Nearly sixty five percent said they're training has been severely impacted or they can't train at all and sixty eight percent said they didn't think the competition would be fair if the Games continued as scheduled Tom Goldman. Npr News that trump administration is cutting one billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan. The sudden move comes after Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo flew to Afghanistan yesterday. He talked with two leaders who both claimed their Afganistan's rightful president. After disputed elections last September pompeo was not able to settle the dispute. The differences need to be resolved so a peace agreement can go forward that was signed between the US and the Taliban the National Weather Service warns there could be a few severe thunderstorms in the South today in the Tennessee valley and southern regions. There is a chance for hail wind damage and possibly a Tornado. Korva COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The Senate is still working to pass fresh economic stimulus bill to deal. With the effects of the corona virus pandemic a procedural vote failed yesterday in the Senate. Republicans and Democrats agree that Americans would get direct. Cash payments and small businesses would get loan guarantees. They disagree over how much money should go to industries and corporations the holdup of an economic aid package in the Senate is weighing on Wall Street. Dow and S&P futures are down substantially ahead of the opening bell. Npr's Windsor Johnston says this is also the day. The New York Stock Exchange temporarily shifts to `electronic trading because of the pandemic the decision to switch to electron Trading came after two people who work on the exchange tested positive for corona virus. This will be the first time that the physical trading floor has ever closed independently while electronic trading continues stocks on wall. Street have plummeted in recent weeks in response to investor uncertainties surrounding the pandemic. Npr's Windsor Johnston reporting more auto. Plants are stopping production across North America to slow the spread of the virus Ford General Motors and Fiat. Chrysler started shuttering their factories last week as NPR's Camilla Domino's gate reports Nissan started. Shut down on Friday now. Honda and Toyota are going dark. Tesla is also shutting down its Fremont California plant after initially defying a shelter in place order from local authorities. Volvo will shut down at South Carolina. Plant later this week and BMW idle plant in early April. Some of the manufacturers say they will continue to pay workers during the shutdown. Meanwhile some automakers might start making medical equipment instead of cars. General Motors is working with a ventilator manufacturer to help ramp up production of essential medical equipment and Ford says it is looking into the feasibility of producing ventilators Camille dominancy. Npr News starting today. The Veterans Affairs Department will conduct many appointments online only at health centers across Indiana Ohio and Michigan from Member Station W. D. E. T. Quin Kleinfeld to reports. That officials say they are trying to conserve resources for a likely influx of veterans dealing with Kovic Nineteen. Millions of veterans are age sixty five or older and many vets still suffer from health issues connected to their time in combat that puts them in the risk category for Cova nineteen and va wants to minimize face to face contacts while treating those who are most ill. So it's moving many routine appointments to virtual care in three state area that includes cities like Detroit Indianapolis and Cleveland. Some outpatient clinics will only perform triage and virtual care government data shows. Va has a severe shortage of medical personnel for NPR news. I'm Quin Klein Filter in Detroit. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. President trump is activating the national guard in California New York and Washington State. So states won't face excessive costs. He says his administration will work to provide the three states with mobile. Medical Centers. Governors are also insisting that trump use his power under the defense production act to better distribute and produce scarce materials like masks trump. Said he won't because companies will volunteer. The Chinese city of Wuhan is loosening strict quarantine measures that have been in place for two months. A lockdown on the city prevented people from entering or leaving. Npr's Emily Chang reports. The virus originated in the city and has spread worldwide. This week ones at those with green health codes taken from an APP that records. The person's travel history and health records could enter the city for work. Those who were stranded in the city when Corinthian was imposed on January. Twenty third kin leave if employed elsewhere. End If they get tested for covert nineteen. One has been under lockdown for just over two months. It is the epicenter of Chinese outbreak of the corona virus and where nearly two-thirds of all confirmed cases in China occurred overwhelming hospitals and clinics but the outbreak has abated on Monday. The city reported no new cases of the virus. Emily Chang NPR news. Beijing officials in the United Kingdom are warning. They may consider a lockdown if people do not follow advice about social distancing. Many people in Britain gathered outdoors in groups and visited parks over the weekend. Others who need to work are forced onto crowded subways many which have reduced service on. Korva Coleman. Npr News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR News in Washington on Child Snyder. Some major airports around the country have turned into bottlenecks as people returning from Europe are routed into medical screenings for corona virus long lines formed at JFK in New York and O'hare in Chicago last night. North Country Publicradio Brian Man reports travelers allowed back into the US from Europe. Under trump administration rules are being asked about their health by medical professionals. In some cases that process has been people packed into hallways in waiting areas with no opportunity to practice proper social distancing Illinois governor Jay Pritzker called the crowding at O'hare unacceptable and demanded the trump administration resolve it acting homeland security. Chief Chad Wolf responded early. Sunday saying D. H. Is Aware of long lines. He says the government is working to add additional screening capacity in what he described as unprecedented times. The trump administration announced the additional airport screenings Friday but many travelers posting on social media said efforts to implement the policy appeared confused and disorganized Brian Man. Npr News New York focus of the pandemic is increasingly Europe. Where Spain and France joined Italy and imposing lockdowns at the Vatican Holy Week and Easter services will be held without the presence of the public NPR SYLVIA POGGIOLI reports Easter. The most important day of the Roman Catholic calendar usually attracts tens of thousands of people to Rome. Corona virus is forcing Pope Francis and the Vatican to modify centuries of tradition. The announcement was made in a note on the website of the Vatican office. That ORGANIZERS PAPAL EVENTS. It's not clear how the ceremonies will take place perhaps inside. Saint Peter's Basilica and with only small groups of officials attending the note also said that through Easter Sunday on April twelfth. The pope's general audiences and Sunday blessings will continue to be on the Internet and broadcast live on TV with no public present. It's not clear how and whether other Easter Week events will take place such as the pope's washing of the feet and the Good Friday way of the cross around the Coliseum so people jolie. Npr news row the corona virus making for an unusual debate tonight between the two leading Democrats and the presidential race. Npr's house McCullough reports. This debate was supposed to be held in Phoenix Arizona but because of the corona virus it was moved to Washington. Dc that way former vice president. Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders have to fly across. The country. Missed concerns that the virus is spreading. The debate will have no audience know press filing center and no spin room but in some ways it could be more decisive than previous debates. Because it's one of the few chances voters will have to hear from the candidates. Campaigning has come to a standstill. Because of the Corona Virus Voters Arizona Florida Illinois and Ohio cast their ballots this coming Tuesday but neither Biden nor sanders is holding any in person rallies as McCulloch. Npr News. And you're listening to NPR news. White House physician says President Trump has tested negative for the corona virus. Results were announced last night following days of questions about his potential exposure medical experts. Caution however at testing negative does not rule out a positive test at a later time the White House taking precautions instituting new screening procedures for anyone coming into close contact with president trump. Colorado's governor has ordered the state SKI RESORTS TO TEMPORARILY. Shut down to help. Prevent the spread of the corona virus meant to Berkeley from Colorado public radio reports Democratic governor. Jared police said he made the decision to suspend all ski area operations for one week with a profound sense of pain and grim responsibility telluride announced it would close for the season fail is closing operations for one week at all of its resorts in. North America and Aspen said it would see if reopening later in the season was feasible. While some applauded. The governor's decision others said it would devastate the economy and that skiing and spending time outside or activities people should be doing right now for NPR news. I'm Bente Brooklyn in Denver. Saudi Arabia's state run oil company. Says it's all a sharp decline in profits last year. Saudi Aramco says its net profits fell twenty percent because of a drop in oil prices and production. Saudi Aramco the world's most profitable company. This is the company's first earnings report after listing shares on Riyadh Stock Exchange in December. I'm Dr Snyder NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. The number of deaths in Italy from Corona virus shot up fifty seven percent Sunday the largest daily increased since the outbreak surface. Just over two weeks ago. Npr's Sylvia Poggioli reports northern. Italians are trying to adapt new measures that of put a quarter of the population under quarantine the Civil Protection Agency announced the death toll rose to three hundred sixty six Sunday from one hundred and thirty three the day before and the total number of cases left from about fifty eight hundred to more than seventy three hundred another record spike. The latest numbers were issued hours after the government put the entire northern region of Lamberti and fourteen provinces in neighboring regions under total quarantine until April. Third the Cordell sanitaire will encircle sixty million people in an effort to curb further spread of the disease. The new measures me. Nobody could get in or out of the red zones unless they can show evidence of urgent professional or health needs so people jolie. Npr News Rome even as the number of infection continues to rise a top global health. Expert says is not too late to contain the virus. Npr's is amon reports frus- our is a senior advisor to the director. General of the World Health Organization. He says as much as it might look like the world is in the midst of a global corona virus pandemic. We're actually seeing is a series of krona virus outbreaks in each country. Whose long as you have. These discreet outbreaks. There's there's the opportunity to control them. That's a big message that we saw in China one of the big surprises. China has reduced new infections from highs of two thousand to less than one hundred but our who led a recent fact-finding mission to China says we shouldn't attribute China's success to its most unprecedented strategy the lockdown of cities at the epicenter of the outbreak in many more locations he says the approach was less draconian and focused on identifying and isolating cases and their close contacts that he says is really making the difference Eisenman. Npr News after being locked out of power for twenty years. Democrats in Virginia have advanced big changes on everything from strengthening gun. Laws to loosening abortion restrictions. Ben Paver from member station. Vpn has more Democrats have moved to decriminalize. Marijuana pass new gun laws on do some restrictions on abortions and raise the minimum wage those bills all languished when Republicans ran the show but president. Trump's fueled backlash in Virginia that gave Democrats the muscle. They needed to push the bills. To Governor. Ralph northbound's desk. Virginia also became the thirtieth state to ratify the equal rights amendment. David Kling was at a rally on Sunday to celebrate. When.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The stock market continues its downward slide as investors are increasingly concerned about the spread of the corona virus. Npr's Scott horsely reports. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than nine hundred points in the first hour of trading although they recovered some of that all the major market indexes fell into correction territory on Thursday meaning. They've tumbled at least ten percent from their recent highs for the S. and P. Five hundred and the Nasdaq. The drop came in just over a week as investors received by dizzying doubts about the possible financial fallout from a growing epidemic. President trump tried to project calm on Wednesday saying the. Us is well prepared for any health crisis and predicting the stock market will recover. Investors however are not reassured public health officials reported the first US case of Corona virus with no clear connection to China or other sources that appears to support earlier warnings so the viruses likely to gain a toehold within the US Scott horsely NPR news Washington Vice President. Mike Pence will lead the US response to handle the corona virus. President trump has asked Congress for two and a half billion dollars in federal spending for the effort. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell says lawmakers will come up with a way to find the money some lawmakers are already at work the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has apparently resolved a problem that hindered testing for the new corona virus. Npr's Rob Stein has more there's been a bottleneck in testing for the new KHURANA virus because of problems with the test kits the CDC has distributed to lodge around the country the diagnosis of the first case of community spread of the corona virus. That was just reported in. This country was delayed because testing wasn't done immediately but the Association of Public Health Laboratory says the CDC has resolved testing problem which will allow much wider in quicker testing around the country. The Association says dozens of lab through hopefully be able to begin testing within the next week and more will follow Rob Stein. Npr News a British court has ruled that plans to build a third runway. At Heathrow airport are illegal. That's because they don't address the UK government's climate change commitments. Npr's Frank Langfitt has more on the big environmental ruling from London. The judges said the plans were legally fatal because they failed to take into account the government's commitments as outlined in the two thousand sixteen Paris climate accord the Paris agreement calls for reducing carbon emissions. Limit the rise in global temperatures to well below two degrees centigrade British prime minister. Boris Johnson is opposed the third runway and his government. Says he will not appeal. Heathrow airport said it would address. The environmental concerns appeal the ruling and is confident of winning. A third runway would bring in another seven hundred planes a day along with all of their carbon emissions. Npr's Frank Langfitt reporting on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down five hundred sixteen points or nearly two percent. You're listening to. Npr news from Washington police in Milwaukee are working to identify a motive behind yesterday's mass shooting at one of the nation's largest breweries. A gunman shot and killed five people and then himself at the Molson coors complex on Wednesday Milwaukee. Police said suspect was company employee in Zimbabwe where climate change has brought years of drought and food insecurity. There's been a big switch to crops. That tolerate Drought Ish. Mahfoud equal reports from an area where new crops are being introduced. A consortium of non-governmental organizations chose multi-billion in southwestern Zimbabwe to pilot the cultivation of exotic crops such as keen Wa and mirant spokesperson for the group. Diogo explains why they chose. The perennially drought stricken region to try growing the crops. We thought WHO COME TO MULTIPLE LENTIL. Should we be able to change them? They're protesting systems. It was improving the economy and social standing. The region Matangi added that the number of farmers growing Amaranth is now about three thousand. Since it was introduced at three years ago they started growing keen Wa this year for NPR news. I'm East Mahfoud. Equal in Blau clashes broke out in Greece on Wednesday between police and residents of two Greek islands. Greek authorities have said they want to build new camps there to house migrants hundreds of island residents attacked officers who were guarding the future. Camp Sites. Dozens of officers were injured. I'm Korva Coleman. Npr news from Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The Democratic presidential candidates will debate again tonight this time in Charleston just days ahead of the South Carolina Primary Impairs Asthma Hall has more Bernie. Sanders will likely deal with more pressure than he's ever faced in any previous debate. The Vermont Senator is now seen as the front runner after his resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses already. We've seen a number of his rivals. Telegraph attacks that might come up tonight. They're warning that a democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could be ally ability for Democrats down ballot running for Congress and they're criticizing how he intends to pay for his ambitious list of new policies without substantially raising taxes on the middle class. The stakes are particularly high though for Joe Biden who needs a big win in South Carolina to reenergize his campaign US Mukalla. Npr News Charleston South Carolina former Democratic presidential contender. Hillary Clinton says she is skeptical about Bernie Sanders as the party's standard-bearer though she said today she will support the Democratic nominee for president no matter who it is Clinton beat Sanders for the two thousand Sixteen Democratic nomination only to lose the election to president trump went and made waves in a new documentary where she said of the Vermont senator quote. Nobody wants to work with him or to Film Festival in Germany Today. Clinton said her top priorities. Unseating TRUMP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. Santa Request to Congress for one point two five billion dollars in emergency funding to address the spread of the corona virus members of Congress pushed back quickly arguing. The request was vague. Unlikely Inadequate Ampere Selena. Simmons Duffin has more the head of the government's Corona Virus Task Force Health and Human Services Secretary Alex as our testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee. He got quite a grilling including from Republicans. Like Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana. How many facemasks do we have a? We currently have thirty million and ninety five respirators in these strategic national stock. Do we need a doctor? Cadillac mentioned to the Senate this morning and needing approximately three hundred million for healthcare workers another Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama suggested. The funding request was too low and said this was not the time for the White House to quote short change the American People Selena Simmons Duffin. Npr News for its part is contending the US economy will ride out any disruption from the global spread of the Corona Virus National Economic Council Director. Larry cudlow an interview with CNBC. Today said the virus thus far has been tightly contained in the US despite caused by federal public health officials for businesses and others to prepare for the possibility of major disruption also said he does not anticipate any sudden action by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The blunt the economic impact of the Virus Wall Street seemed to disagree with that assessment. Today the Dow for a second straight day fell more than three percent closing down. Eight hundred seventy nine points. The Nasdaq was down. Two hundred and fifty five points this is. Npr TESLA vehicles. Come with a partial self driving feature that technology plus. An intensive driver apparently caused a deadly crash in two thousand eighteen. That's according to federal regulators. Npr's Camilo Domino is more nearly two years ago. A Tesla Model X. steered itself into a highway barrier. The driver should have been paying attention but he was playing a game on his phone right before he died. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert. Some Walt when driving in the supposed self driving mode. You CAN'T SLEEP. You can't text and you can't play video games but people do. Which is why. Tesla isn't off the hook here. Investigators were highly critical of the carmaker for releasing software that allows drivers to ignore the road. They also found Tesla. Let's the software be used on roads more complicated than it can safely handle Camilo Domino. Npr News the women. Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting says. The verdict in the case made her feel grateful to be heard and believed made me. Hawaii appearing today on CBS. This morning said there's another layer of processing when victims assaulted by someone. That person knows Weinstein faces a possible sense of years in prison after jury. Convicted of sexually assaulting her and raping an aspiring actress in two thousand. Thirteen president trump. Meanwhile said he never liked Weinstein because he gave money to Democrats callers conviction. A great victory for women crude oil futures prices closed down again today down end massage down a dollar and fifty three cents a barrel. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh New Hampshire voters are going to the polls in a primary that will help shape the race for the the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. NPR's Mara Liasson reports Democrats won't be the only ones voting in the Democratic Primary Vermont. Senator Bernie Sanders has been leading leading in the polls followed by former South Bend. Indiana mayor P Buddha Judge Sanders has been wooing independent or undeclared voters who are allowed to vote in the New Hampshire Democratic primary and they could make up a sizeable portion of the electorate sanders. One three quarters of non-declared voters for years ago when he beat Hillary Clinton by twenty the two points in the New Hampshire primary but Pete Buddha judge is also going after undeclared voters and the voters he likes to call future former Republicans House Mara Liasson. NPR News Manchester New Hampshire. The World Health Organization has come up with the name for the corona virus crisis unfolding from China lineup. NPR's Jason Bobi reports that the disease is now officially being called Kovic nineteen the WHO says having one name for this public health crisis. This is crucial to allow doctors. Researchers and others to unify their work cove in nineteen will cover all aspects of the ailment from people who are infected but show symptoms to severe of your cases. They wanted to avoid the word pneumonia in the title. has some patients do not end up developing pneumonia. They also were looking for a moniker. That didn't stigmatize a particular place. Group of people are Animal Pass Disease Names have at times been insensitive overly broad or even inaccurate think mad cow disease and swine flu and then there was the term Spanish Spanish flu which got stuck on the devastating nineteen eighteen pandemic despite later evidence suggesting it didn't start in Spain Jason Bogan. NPR News the head of the Federal Reserve warned. The outbreak of the New Corona Virus Aka covert nineteen poses a risk to the strong U. S.. Economy Chairman Jerome Powell tells members of Congress at the outbreaks economic disruptions in China could spill over to the rest of the global economy in delivering the feds Semi Annual Monetary Report today the power also address interest rates. He says with the economy doing well. The central banks fine with where interest rates stand and that did not sit well with president trump. Who tweeted that? The Fed rate is his too high president. Trump's criticizing the seven to nine year sentence proposed for former GOP operative and Confidante Roger Stone this morning money trump re tweeted a posting on the prosecutor's recommendation. Writing this is a horrible and very unfair situation federal prosecutors were asking a judge to sentence stone to up up to nine years after he was convicted in November witness tampering making false statements to investigators in obstruction. You set to be sentenced later this month and a source tells rose. NPR now that the Justice Department plans to revise its recommendations for sentencing. You're listening to NPR. News the Syrian army is back in control of a strategic highway in northwest province. For the first time since two thousand twelve Russia has been backing the Syrian military offensive in the last rebel-held province. More than half a million Syrian civilians have been displaced by the fighting. NPR's Deborah Amos has this update from Beirut the military push to reclaim a strategic highway that connects the Syrian capital. Two key cities in the north. Earth has come at a price for civilians says Albuquerque. Al Hamdan an English professor and I can't imagine this division how it's reached the worst. I don't know how might be worse. Even he's helped others find. Shelter but overnight was shelling close. He fled home with his wife and children in this Russian back military leterrier campaign. Nothing has been spared medical clinics bombed schools closed immunisation centres shuttered. Thousands of civilians are surging north in freezing weather some on foot in a briefing Tuesday U. N.. Officials said this is the largest displacement since the Syrian crisis began Deborah Amos. NPR News Beirut route. The defense has rested its case in the sex crimes trial. Oh former movie. Mogul Harvey Weinstein closing arguments or scheduled for Thursday and Friday some schools in Mississippi and Alabama either open late or are closed for the day because of destructive storms across the deep south. Some places have received as much as six inches of rain. According to forecasters in last twenty four hours heavy rainfall led to rivers overflowing their banks and heavily flooding communities. This is N._p._R...
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. Seven candidates will take part in tonight's Democratic presidential debate in Manchester New Hampshire. That state's primary election election is Tuesday. NPR's want summers reports. The candidates will face off without a determined winner in Iowa. Democratic caucuses Democrats have been campaigning in New Hampshire. I'm sure which holds its primary on February eleventh poll show that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former South Bend. Indiana repeat Buddha. Judge are leading the field of Democrats in New Hampshire. That is also the case in Iowa where results remain unsettled. Though the race there is officially too close to call. Sanders is claiming victory Buddha. The judge did the same in a speech and a call with supporters earlier in the week. Senator Elizabeth Warren in former Vice President Joe Biden trail sanders in Buda judge in both states earlier. This week in New Hampshire Biden said that he'd suffered a Gut Punch in Iowa but no one should count him out as his campaign looks ahead. Warren represents neighboring Massachusetts Asu sits and is telling reporters. Her campaign is built for the long haul. Juana summers NPR news president trump and China's leader Xi Jinping have discussed thus China's efforts to contain the spreading corona virus. NPR's Emily Chang. Reports China is building quarantine centres China's state news agency. I is provided a summary of the call said President. She told trump that no effort had been spared to combat the virus. She called such measures of people's war against the epidemic. She has been noticeably absent this week. As the outbreak has worsened appearing only Thursday degree Cambodian Prime Minister visiting Beijing. China has repeatedly criticized the. US's decision temporarily shut down. Its Consulate and hunt the outbreak epicenter and to evacuate its diplomats from there the US has also decided to bar any foreign nationals from entering the US they've been to to China and the last fourteen days and raised. Its travel alert for China to the highest level Emily Fang. NPR News. Beijing Chinese officials. Now report that there are more within thirty one thousand confirmed corona virus cases in that country and that six hundred thirty seven people.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President trump gave an upbeat state of the Union address on the eve of a Senate verdict worked on two articles of impeachment against him. Trump declared that the nation's economy and standing in the world or better than ever before. NPR's Ron elving says that's it's partially true but that the current administration can't claim all the credit. There's no question that this president has cut regulations and cut taxes by particularly for a corporations operations and to some degree wealthy individuals which has juiced the economy further. But he did come in writing on a long recovery which may be slowing down a little bit now but he it basically takes credit for all of it and says that when he came into office it was a situation of American carnage. NPR's Ron elving before his remarks last night trump refuse to shake shake hands with house speaker. Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of the president's speech after he finished talking many Democratic Women in the audience wore white clothing in solidarity Darren with suffragettes who fought for women's right to vote some also were pinned supporting the equal rights amendment ahead of an expected. US House vote on the issue. Small partial partial results from Monday's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa Show Pete Buddha judge with a slight edge over Bernie Sanders for first place. NPR Shannon bond reports that the delay and final results is being blamed on a malfunctioning at that was supposed to ease the vote reporting process. I was Democratic Party. said the APP would let it get caucus results out more quickly instead. It caused major delays in reporting the first votes in the Democratic presidential primary process caucus organizers reported problems logging into the APP up and submitting results the company that made the APP Shadow Inc apologized in a series of tweets it says data from the caucus sites were collected accurately. But it ran into problems. Transmitting the information to the party. Shadow says it has corrected the underlying issue state records show the Iowa. Democratic Party paid shadow sixty three thousand dollars orders for its work Shannon Bond. NPR News macy's is planning another round of store closings and layoffs to streamline its operations as w VX US as an Thompson reports from Cincinnati. The latest job cuts will affect ten percent at the department store. Chains corporate workforce CEO. Jeff Gannett says he's eliminating in two thousand corporate jobs and closing one hundred twenty five stores in three years to lower costs bring teams closer together and reduced duplicate of work. Cincinnati Saudi in San Francisco are taking the brunt of those losses as the retailer makes New York City. It's only headquarters with these changes. It hopes to save one point. Five billion by the end of twenty twenty. Two one strategy is a new kind of smaller store away from malls market by. macy's is more like a boutique. The first one will open in Dallas later later this week for NPR news. I'm Anne Thompson in Cincinnati on as your market shares closed higher you're listening to. NPR News a German court has rejected Jewish man's appeal to remove a seven hundred year old graphically antisemitic club plaque from a church for Protestant reformer former Martin Luther once preached. NPR's Austin Davis reports that the church believes the display should remain in place that Germans do not forget their turbulent past the Utah Tunes out or Jew pig has adorned the town church and bitten bag for over seven hundred years but its antiquity. Doesn't make it any less jarring embossed thirteen feet high on the church's facade it depicts a rabbi inspecting a pig's backside with a group of Jews beneath the Animal Suckling Plaintiff Missile Dul. Mon- argued that the scene is an insult to the Jewish people and sought to have the plaque removed but judges ruled that the relief is not of slanders character because it's accompanied by a memorial to the Holocaust the Protestant Church says the scene provokes and ignites remembrance. Dumont says he will appeal. The decision to Germany's Federal Court of Justice Austin Davis. NPR News. Berlin in New York testimony continues today in the trial of a former CIA employee whose blamed for disclosing government secrets secrets to wikileaks. Federal prosecutors. Say Joshua Solti gave wikileaks the information that was posted in March twenty. Seventeen in what's being called the biggest leak in the agency's history. The fence attorney. Sabrina shroff argues that her client was a difficult employing. She says he became an easy target by antagonizing antagonist. Almost everyone at the C._I._A.. I'm Shay Stevens N._P._R.. News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The Senate has adjourned until tomorrow afternoon. As after House impeachment manager Senator Spent Another Day. Try to make the case for removing president trump from office. NPR's Brockton Booker has this highlight of one democratic prosecutors argument that trump abused power congresswoman. Zoe Lofgren told senators that president trump abused power of his office in a series of steps. One pressuring Ukraine to announce it's an investigation into former vice president. Joe Biden then once that happened promising Ukraine's president a meeting at the White House but the original abuse was president trump's solicitation of election interference from a foreign country Ukraine trump is also accused of withholding millions in military leterrier aid to Ukraine as Leverage Senate Republicans. Defend trump arguing. The military aid was eventually released and his actions shouldn't result in his removal from office Brockton Booker. NPR News the Capitol. President trump is preparing to release his long awaited Middle East peace plan. NPR's Frankel DONAS CBS reports. That trump says the proposal has incentives for both Israel and the Palestinians on his way to Florida for Republican National Committee. Meeting president trump up told reporters aboard air force. One that he expects to unveil his plan before a visit by Israeli prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader. Benny Ganz trump has long aspired to be the. US President who helps bring peace to the region. Trump called his proposal a great plan. That would really work. It's unclear though whether that the Palestinians would go along with any proposal by the trump administration. The president said he spoke briefly to the Palestinians. He predicted they would react negatively. At first I but argued. It's positive for them as well Franko or Donas. NPR news the Whitehouse. A federal judge in Boston as ordered the founder of insys therapeutics to serve five and a half years in prison. John Kapoor was convicted of orchestrating a bribery and kickbacks scheme to get doctors to prescribe the company's Oral Feno Spray Spray Gabriella Emmanuel from member station W.. GBH was more. Before and several other INSYS executives were found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe. They're opioid painkiller then lied to insurance companies to get the expensive medication. Paid for before sentence was about a third of the prison time the federal prosecutors requested instead. His lawyers say he'll appeal Gabriella Emmanuel in Boston federal regulators have fined former wells. Fargo chief John Stumpf Seventeen and a half a million dollars for his role in the bank sales scandal. Five others are being sued for their alleged rolled practices while to bank executives have reached settlements wells. Fargo.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington I'm Jack Speer opening arguments and president. Donald Trump Senate impeachment trial are underway NPR's. Brian Naylor says the Democratic House managers and the President's defense team Leach. Get Up to twenty four hours over three days to argue their cases the lead impeachment manager California Democrat Adam Schiff opened the arguments addressing. The one hundred senators who are serving as jurors in the trial. I recognize there'll be times during the trial that you may long to return to the business of the Senate. The American people look forward to the same. But not before you decide what kind of democracy that you believe leave. We ought to be the house. Last month approved two articles of impeachment finding that trump abused the powers of his office by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and and his son and that trump obstructed congress. The managers will make their case for the rest of the week before. Trump's defense lawyers get their turn Brian Naylor. NPR News News Washington President Trump says the. US will soon be adding these restrictions for more countries though it remains unclear yet how many nations might be affected by an expansion of trump's travel ban seven additional nations were listed in a draft of the proposed restrictions. That's according to a source briefed on the planned. Tentative lists that include Belarus Eritrea Tria Kirghistan Myanmar Nigeria Sudan and Tanzania. Monday was the third anniversary of trump's executive order ban people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from from travelling to the US jurors are hearing testimony from the first witness in the landmark trial of Harvey Weinstein. The once powerful movie producer charged charged with five counts of rape and sexual assault against two women in New York City and bureau's Rose Friedman recaps. The opening statements are opening statement Assistant District Attorney. Megan has told six stories of violent assaults against a waitress at a club owned by a friend of winstons a model and multiple aspiring actresses. Who thought they were attending professional meetings in each she portrayed Weinstein as a Predator? Taking advantage of young women. Weinstein's defense team is attempting to reframe.
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"Very well The US is very happy result. And we appreciate very much much. What President Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to discuss details with his French counterpart in Davos on Wednesday Scott horsely? NPR News Washington doctors at a Seattle Area Hospital treating the first use case of the potentially fatal corona virus Washington Governor Jay. Inslee says the patient. A man in thirties recently visited Wuhan China. Where four hundred forty cases of the disease have been confirmed? We're very happy to say that. He is in satisfactory condition Russian. And as of this moment is being Very helpful in UH In particular that he may have been in contact with Inslee says says the risk of infection for other Washington state residents is low the CDC plans to expand screenings for corona virus to more airports bringing the total number of two five five passengers from Wuhan will be required to use one of those facilities in order to enter the United States. You're listening to NPR news. The suspended recording academy chief. Deborah Dugan has brought a discrimination complaint against the organization that presents the Grammy Awards a complaint filed with the EOC includes allegations of sexual harassment and corruption by the academy. And Its board Dugan had taken the top post last August as the company's first first female chief with the goal of increasing gender and racial representation at the grammys the academy says she was suspended. After a female employee accused her uh of bullying Mississippi corrections officials are investigating two additional inmate death. Set a chronically understaffed state prison details from NPR's ars to be Elliott. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said on twitter that the latest killings at Parchman state penitentiary appear to be an isolated incident not related related riots and fights that have plagued Mississippi presence since the end of December. A third inmate was found hanged in his cell over the weekend. There have been at least eight. Eight reported inmate deaths. An unknown number of injuries and Parchman remains on lockdown officials at warned state lawmakers. There were not enough prison guards now. Mississippi she is facing a federal lawsuit brought more than two dozen inmates who are suing over violent and decrepit conditions. They say violate their constitutional rights. Debbie Elliott so yet NPR News on stock markets in Asia shares are now higher up one percent in Hong Kong following down on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average which gained a hundred and fifty two points. The Nasdaq composite index fell eighteen Stevens N._p._R.. News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh President. Trump's enlisting more legal star power in his defense against possible removal from office. His Senate trial starts in earnest next week. Trump was impeached last month onto articles abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his dealings with Ukraine. The president and says the Houses Democratic Majorities on a witch hunt and predicts the Republicans who control the Senate will clear him and Pierce Hammer. Keith reports the defense is expected to file a brief with the Senate. Supporting trump's case White House counsel Pats Baloney will lead the team with two deputies from the counsel's office but we now know those representing trump before the Senate also include Cable News fixtures textures retired law. Professor Alan Dershowitz who recently has been heavily criticised for his representation of Jeffrey Epstein. Ken Starr was the Independent. Counsel whose investigation led to President Bill. Clinton's impeachment. Robert raise the independent counsel who succeeded him. Pam Bondi is the former attorney general of Florida. Who's been working at the White House on impeachment? Communications Jaysekulow lead trump's defense in the Russia investigation and is also a skilled communicator with experience arguing before the supreme cream court. They'll be joined by Jane Raskin who was also part of the Russia. Probe Defense Team Tamra Keith. NPR news less than an hour from now. A state of emergency takes takes effect in Richmond. Virginia security is being ramped up ahead of Monday's rally during which thousands are expected to turn out in opposition of gun control measures Democratic governor. Ralph northbound's backing Ben Pave. Your of member station has more workers began erecting barriers. Shortly after governor North announced the guns will be temporarily banned on Virginia's urging US Capitol Square Enrichment Northam says the state has received several credible threats of violence including militia tax on the capital. He urged gun rights activists to remain peaceful and I call on them to discourage people from other states from coming to Virginia with violent intent. The president of the gun rights group leading the rally. Says the governor's temporary BR gun ban will make citizens less safe Republican leaders in Virginia's legislature. Say northbound's move could ratchet up tensions for NPR news. I'm Ben Peter in Richmond Richmond. The governor's legal case may bolster by arrest this week of six men with links to white supremacy group. The FBI says at least three were planning to attend the Richmond Rally Alley the state of California suing the trump administration over fracking on federal lands. State Attorney General Heavier. Sarah is spearheading California's attempt to block the US. US Bureau of land management from opening protected areas to oil and gas drilling including hydraulic fracturing sites potential risks to Californians and the environment risks to both people and the environment associated with fracking are simply too high to ignore the administration's plans for drilling in California part of an overall push to expand domestic fossil fuel production the Dow closed up fifty points. You're listening to NPR news the US government is considering whether to investigate the carmaker Tesla over complaints of unexpected acceleration. We have details from. NPR's Kaminsky the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received more than one hundred complaints about sudden unintended acceleration. By Tesla's fifty fifty two injuries were alleged and the agency is evaluating if this merits an investigation many of the complaints were about low speed crashes while a driver was parking. A few other drivers say they had engaged. Tesla's controversial semi autonomous driving mode. Toyota had a major scandal over unintended acceleration. Several years ago the culprit Brett was found to be a mix of mechanical flaws and driver error. Tesla has said some previous acceleration complaints were caused by human error Camilo Domino ASCII eighty. NPR News within hours three US airports will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan China. They're on the lookout for virus. It has caused ause pneumonia at break. In that city the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reports the screening begins tonight at New York's JFK when the next direct flight from arrives screening starts tomorrow at San Francisco with its first direct flight arrival since this nouncement and as well at LAX. There are no direct flights from want to lax but the airport receives a high volume of passengers travelling from Wuhan via indirect flights. The Dow closed up forty nine points points to end the day at twenty nine thousand. Three hundred forty seven the S._N._p.. Was Up twelve. The Nasdaq closed thirty. One points I'm Lakshmi Singh N._p._R. News..
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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.