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Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off
"Debates is promising some changes to ensure that the process is more constructive. The move comes after President Trump ran roughshod over Democratic rival Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News during Tuesday's debate in Cleveland. NPR's David Folkenflik has more Trump attacked Biden, his family and Wallace himself. Issues were often left on the sidelines. ABC is George Stephanopoulos called it the worst debate he's seen in his decades long life in politics and journalism. CNN's Jake Tapper called it a hot mess inside a Dumpster fire. CNN's Dana bash. Well, I probably can't repeat what she said live on the air unless I want NPR stations to incur huge fines. The commission says the debate quote made clear that additional structure should be added to the format to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues, and it promised more tools from moderators to quote. Maintain order. Presumably, both candidates would have to agree, and Trump's campaign says that would move the goal posts and change the rules. Mid match. David
Tropical Storm Beta threatens Gulf Coast
"And that means storm names air running out now. Tropical Storm Beta is churning in the Gulf near Texas, Galveston City and county has issued voluntary evacuation orders ahead of the storm. Officials say high tides and several inches of rain are expected to leave the road's impassable. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is about 320 miles east of Corpus Christi, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles an hour, according to the latest advisory. Storm surge Warnings and watches are up for the coasts from Texas to Louisiana. Meanwhile, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Bermuda. Hurricane Teddy is forecast to come close to the island. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations.
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"This NPR station. This is weekend edition from NPR News. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro. Tropical Storm Yes, is bringing 65 mile per hour winds and heavy rains to Florida's East coast today after battering the Bahamas as a hurricane DCs was downgraded to a tropical storm last night. It's now on a track that keeps it just offshore Florida's Atlantic Coast. NPR's Greg Allen joins us now from Miami. Good morning. Good morning. So Florida was preparing for hurricane How did s I s lose its strength. Well, I guess. After it left the Bahamas, it ran into a lot of dry air and wind shear that took a lot of it. Steam out of it. A lot of power away storms pretty ragged in amorphous At this point, you really don't see a well defined eye. But it is expected remain a tropical storm well into next week as it tracks up the whole East Coast. How much of a threat does he say is posed for Florida at this point. I think officials are most concerned about possible flooding from storm surge in heavy rain. The storm slowed considerably as an approach Florida and slow storms can drop more rain. The National Hurricane Center says some areas could see as much as six inches, Some isolated areas. It's a easy ESA's winds aren't a significant threat to buildings, though in Florida because the building code here you require structures to be able to withstand such speeds for hiring that, But a bigger concern is, you know power outages. Here's what Governor Rhonda Santa says to say You are going to see power outages and that's certainly a 70 mile an hour wind will be enough. To take down trees and limbs that obviously interacts with power lines. And so so that will happen and people should be prepared for that. And the Santa says the main utility for South Florida has 10,000.
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"NPR station okay so live in beautiful open California right home of the black Panthers lake Merritt some the best folks in the world here in this wonderful not paradise one is legal it seems like it is legal for a long time but now it's really legally legal back in the glorious before tough few weeks ago when could greet people friends or strangers were hugging pieces and stuff like that happens only robbers wore masks back in one day before the holidays I could think of no better gift for these newly legal marijuana stores for selling she was you know I'm not a smoker myself but but perhaps the most no he she hates Matt CBD oil that apparently feels whatever I will to the spot in the store looks like an apple store it's beautiful clean lines nice really nice but a line at the door onto the street that nap so I didn't in this line it's a mixed crowd some old some young every color race all the various genders wonderful open plan B. I think in this line the company says are you not stored what does that show.
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"Support this NPR station this is morning edition from NPR news I'm David Greene and I'm Rachel Martin the European Union is closing its borders to non U. residents the travel ban will last for thirty days and it's aimed at slowing the spread of the corona virus pandemic movement within the EU will still be allowed with individual nations free to use their own discretion to mitigate the crisis and here's rob Smith joins us now from Berlin to talk about this Hey rob good morning what other details can you share about this move by the E. U. and why is it happening now yeah well the years officially imposed a thirty day entry ban for non EU citizens exceptions to this are citizens of Great Britain Norway Switzerland and Andorra as well as third country nationals of long term residents rights in in your country as to why now as we've seen ray told the threat of this pandemic and the response to it from individual countries is changing on a daily basis and there was consensus among you leaders that together they need to take a drastic action like this to slow the spread of this pandemic let's not forget too that the US has closed its borders to users and last week so European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen explained why they're doing this yesterday and here's what you sent this is an external shock and it hits the whole world we have never had that before the enemy is a virus and now we have to do our most to protect our people and to protect our economies so what about within the E. U. I mean how are the member nations trying to stop the virus from from spreading from one another well this is of course a very big topic here in Europe each member state has made its own decisions on closing its own borders and to whom it will close borders too and this has caused a bit of chaos within the U. you know the issue is set up like the US people from one member country can freely travel to another one in in these internal border closings sort of threaten the freedom of movement and in a broader sense the cohesion of the E. U. itself European Commission president underlined strongly condemn these internal border closures yesterday urging member states to open their borders again so that people who are stranded within the you are able to go back home and so that commuters especially health workers who work across a national border able to continue to do that but so far we're not seeing much of a reaction to her criticism in many borders within the E. U. remain closed many European countries have fallen back on fending for themselves in the sense so the big news here in the US today is the financial package that the trump administration is asking for from Congress a trillion dollars to deal with this is the E. U. thinking about something similar it's not a trillion dollars here but if this is a big concern you know the E. U. was looking forward to a year steady growth but now it's clear that it's heading towards recession you know across the continent shops restaurants tourist sites are closed supply chains are frozen soccer matches cancelled the stock market has plunged last Friday the ECB the European Commission launched a strong economic package to help businesses and families you know putting aside more than forty billion dollars to handle the fallout member states are also passing stimulus packages of their own here in Germany the government is set aside its budget surplus from last year to address this but apart from his H. P. packages and you know the E. U.'s focus on stopping the spread of this virus and helping those who are infected by it and it's launched a public procurement for gloves masks ventilators you name it that they're going to need as this crisis involved NPR's rob Schmitz reporting from Berlin we appreciate it thank you thank you.
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"NPR station this is morning edition from NPR news I'm David Greene and I'm no well king forecasters are predicting significant flooding in the Midwest this spring to be accurate they measure ice and snow that will eventually melt into streams and rivers so the National Weather Service has to rely on pilots who fly low and slow to get that data Matt sepic of Minnesota public radio went up with them it's a clear and very cold morning at a small airport outside Minneapolis as lieutenant Conor McGinn and lieutenant junior grade Mason Carol warm up their twin engine turboprop and run down the pre flight checklist weather up there check back up there amongst forty pilots with the national oceanic and atmospheric administration's commissioned officer corps based in central Florida besides measuring snow no pilots handle a wide variety of scientific missions from counting whales to flying into hurricanes on today's flight Carol sits at the controls while McGinn scans the navigation charts soon at cruising altitude but not for long a half hour north of Minneapolis McGinn tells air traffic controllers that will be dropping down way down to just five hundred feet so the instruments on board can accurately measure the snowpack four six foot oyster aircraft parts we have miles south of the setting up for a little survey we're so close to the ground the trees snowmobile tracks in the lettering on small town water towers come into sharper view in the.
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"This NPR station this is morning edition from NPR news I'm David Greene and I'm no well king forecasters are predicting significant flooding in the Midwest this spring to be accurately measure ice and snow that will eventually melt into streams and rivers so the National Weather Service has to rely on pilots who fly low and slow to get that data Matt sepic of Minnesota public radio went up with them it's a clear and very cold morning at a small airport outside Minneapolis as lieutenant Conor McGinn and lieutenant junior grade Mason Carol warm up their twin engine turboprop and run down the pre flight checklist whether whether it be a back up there amongst forty pilots with the national oceanic and atmospheric administration's commissioned officer corps based in central Florida besides measuring snow no piloten old wide variety of scientific missions from counting whales to flying into hurricanes on today's flight Carol sits at the controls while McGinn scans the navigation charts soon and freezing altitude but not for long a half hour north of Minneapolis McGinn tells air traffic controllers that will be dropping down way down to just five hundred feet so the instruments on board can accurately measure the snowpack four six fertilizer aircraft miles south the field setting up for a little survey we're so close to the ground the trees snowmobile tracks in the lettering on small town water towers come into sharp view in the bright sun.
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"NPR station this is W. M. I see good morning I'm John Carlson with a look at our weather forecast it's gonna be a rainy day today about a fifty percent chance of showers mainly in the afternoon otherwise mostly cloudy today high near forty six tonight more rain is likely mostly cloudy through tonight with a low of about thirty two degrees wind chills tonight between twenty five and thirty four tomorrow Saturday partly sunny clearing up through the day though high near forty three degrees wind gusts up to twenty nine miles an hour and in my Sunday sunny in pretty warm again with a high near fifty six degrees when the breaking news story you woke up to is a clips by three more headline grabbers by the time you go to bed you need a place to take a breath and make sense of it all it's the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC good morning everyone every day you can count on Brian Lehrer to sift through the news find out what's really important and create a space for honest conversations the Brian Lehrer show weekdays ten to noon on ninety three point nine FM and AM eight twenty W. NYC or subscribe to the podcast Joe Biden stuns on super Tuesday we need to bring everybody along everybody we want with the delegate race between Sanders and Biden still so close will the party unified before the convention next time on politics with Amy Walter from the takeaway Fridays at three on ninety three point nine FM it's morning edition from NPR news I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm Rachel Martin new cases of the corona virus are emerging around the country at least twelve people in the United States have died of covert nineteen which is the disease.
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"To this NPR station from NPR news this is All Things Considered Ahmadi Cornish and I'm ari Shapiro of all the humanitarian crises created by the war in Syria the current one is the worst the Syrian government backed by Russia is bombing it live the last rebel held province in the country the U. N. says these attacks are indiscriminately targeting civilians and it's led to the largest accidents yet about a million refugees fleeing toward the Turkish border which Turkey has sealed Kelly Clements is the deputy High Commissioner of the UN's refugee agency she's in Washington for meetings on this crisis and joins us now in the studio welcome thank you very much what is the situation in in the province right now well quite simply it is a large scale humanitarian catastrophe since the beginning of December we've seen as soon as you mentioned about nine hundred and sixty thousand people when I see people these are men mostly women and children and very small children babies that are on the move they're scattered they're trying to find some safety and they're quite literally under attack it is hard to picture a million refugees on the move all at once what are the conditions that they're living in the conditions it's rubble it is you know shelter that is is haphazard it's out in the open in many cases because some don't have places that they can go and these are people that are obviously some in there the original homes but many who have been displaced not once twice three times because like two in the province and other fleeing from exactly exactly so their heart breaking stories and for us in the in the United Nations and that her role work work of the local relief actors on the ground these stories we can't we we want to access we want to bring in more relief and it's quite difficult access is is tremendously difficult to achieve if the bombing did stop today how much of a difference would it make I was looking at satellite images of it live that suggests there's not much of a city for people to return to it's going to take a whole lot of effort in terms of rebuilding but people are resilient and you you see right now a refugee crisis with five point six million Syrians that have stayed mostly in neighboring countries countries that have been generous in terms of their support but they're staying close to Syria because they want to return they want to rebuild you see the same thing within the country of Syria and this is why people continue to try to move one to find safety in places like Italy but also when it's reasonably secure they want to go back and they want to rebuild their lives so it will take a lot of assistance a lot of effort on the part of many many partners and a whole lot of financial support from the international community but first we need an end to the fighting we need to end to the suffering of people American officials visiting the Turkish Syrian border have promised more than a hundred million dollars in aid to the U. N. refugee program how much of a difference is not likely to make well the US of course has been a very strong partner in this in terms of financial support to the UN refugee agency it's absolutely critical that we actually need even more assistance in terms of being able to ramp up the aid that we're providing inside Syria and either we're providing to the the generous neighboring house to put this into perspective are you just on February twenty fourth we issued as a U. N. D. E. response rapid response plan for the north west Syria portion which is half a billion dollars add that to the two billion dollars in requirements inside Syria that we have needed to support in terms of ongoing protection and lifesaving assistance this date is only nine percent funded by the international community so it's absolutely critical that we see not just the US but many other governments to step up and be able to support the efforts of of these agencies that are trying to aid Syrians in great distress you're based in Geneva but you're in Washington for meetings about this crisis what's your message to the people that you're meeting with a trying to bring some picture of the stories of people that we've talked to on the ground the desperation the calls for for the fighting for the conflict to stop you can you tell us one of those disks well you you know a mother in terms of her babies where she's been displaced three times in terms of her movements in trying to get to a place where she can just keep kids warm this this sort of a story is is not unusual not unique now these are people that were able to talk to but without access there are many many that were not able to talk to Kelly Clements is the deputy High Commissioner for the U. N.'s refugee agency thank you for joining us thank you all right there are nearly one and a half million electric vehicles on US roads Evey boosters concerned about climate change say many more are needed with little happening at the federal level and P. R. as Jeff Brady reports that they're having success getting states to help I can not just outside Trenton New Jersey were standing next to Pam Franks orange Chevrolet bolt and I picked to orange not because I like the color orange because I wanted the car to be noticed Frank heads the coalition they got a new Evey law passed in New Jersey recently more on that in a minute but first we're going for a drive people like to say gas pedal Nancy now xcelerated Frank says her little orange.
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"To this NPR station edition from NPR news good morning I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm a two Martin public health officials are not calling the corona virus a pandemic not yet human to human transmission of the virus has been confirmed in every major city in China and the government there is taking increasingly broad actions to try and prevent further spread we've got impair global health and development correspondent Jason Beaubien with us from Hong Kong hi Jason Hey good morning so what is the latest you're hearing from public health officials there so they just had a press conference with the doctor Gabriel Lang he's an expert on I coronaviruses he worked on sars he led to a Hong Kong attack on the bird flu outbreak in two thousand nine and he's been doing some modeling looking at what is happening with this current outbreak and what he's finding is that it's accelerating and see tailoring rapidly and in his predictions it's only just getting started he shared this this report with the W. H. O. and then just right after that he gave it over to the press and it's fairly fairly devastating basically he's predicting that this pandemic is going to peak in late April early may with about a hundred and fifty thousand cases a day happening in the city of John Xing alone never mind the rest of China and he's up front however this is a worst case scenario he's laying out here is based on the assumption that no new measures are put in place to get control of the outbreak that's currently going on right so at the top I said that they're not calling this a pandemic so we should just reinforced the fact that as you just said that's worst case scenario like that that is what a pandemic looks like if it starts affecting that many people what measures I mean can be taken we've we've heard about these travel bans trying to contain people but what else is possible so you know again Lange his colleagues are very up front that there's a lot that is still not known about this but they say the key is containing things now Lang says it they need to limit the spread the virus substantial Colin it may just may need to be taken well to Conan yes I mean it was fairly powerful language draconian measures to isolate the sick quarantine people who may been exposed limit people from moving around cancel large public gatherings Hong Kong's already canceled school through at least February seventeenth Shanghai has now announced that they're going to order businesses and government offices to stay closed until February ninth every day we're getting more buses and trains and planes that are getting cancelled in different parts of of China you know at this point nobody thinks they're going to be some magic pill or vaccine it's going to come in and stop this outbreak right now again it's all about containment and so a wall there modeling is just about containing it in China I mean are they say anything specific about the threat right now outside of trying to yeah so just to be clear you know these are Hong Kong researchers to some degree they were looking at what is the threat to Hong Kong however these are people who have worked with China for a long time they they know this region well they worked on sars they've they've worked on on but you know the bird flu and so the the main focus was what's happening in China right now but they did say that particularly if this worst case modeling plays out and you get hundreds of thousands of cases a day this is not going to stay in China we have to be prepared that this particular epidemic may be about to become a global epidemic a global pandemic you know in the he's basically saying that it's it's not going to stop this rapid acceleration and less something new comes in this rap acceleration it we've seen over the last week or NPR's disability and reporting from Hong Kong thank you you're welcome after twenty years in power Russia's president Vladimir Putin has not run out of tricks in the space of a week Putin fired his cabinet hired a new one and started pushing through sweeping constitutional changes so what's his goal and fears losing Kim reports from Moscow after fanfare president Putin got straight down to business in his state.
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"To this NPR station it's morning edition from NPR news I'm no well king and I'm Rachel Martin who bears the responsibility for the opioid crisis in this country two decades and more than two hundred thousand overdose deaths later today is a first in the opioid epidemic that aims to answer that crucial question the first landmark federal OPI trial begins this morning in Cleveland six companies that earn billions of dollars making distributing and selling opioids are being sued by two counties in Ohio the trial is seen as a bellwether test the jury's decision will establish liability for the entire drug industry for the role that it played fueling the epidemic north country public radio's Brian man covers opioid litigation for NPR he joins us from Cleveland Brian thanks for being here average of these companies being sued include some big names Walgreens McKesson cardinal health they were all hoping to avoid a trial right to try to negotiate a cell as a settlement even up to the last minute what happened why couldn't they get that done yeah I was pretty intense in the last days top executives flew her to Cleveland to meet with the judge overseeing this case and a source involved with the talks told NPR companies were offering a billion dollars a year over the next eighteen years and also offering to donate billions of dollars worth of prescription drugs to be used to help people suffering from addiction that sounds like a lot but given the scope of this epidemic you know hundreds of thousands of Americans dead many more suffering now from addiction communities and some state attorneys general they just wanted companies to pay more so now the trial's going forward thousands of communities obviously are going to be watching this just describe what's on the line for them yeah I've been speaking over the last year to a lot of local officials and first responders medical professionals and they just said they need money to fight this epidemic to pay for things like law enforcement in hospitals and foster care programs a lot of people are still dying in this epidemic so if there is a big payout that money could say lot save lives critics of the drug industry say there's something else at stake here too Rachel a sense of accountability and justice Kathryn Clark is a congresswoman I spoke with in Massachusetts we have to make an example of this corporate greed that delivered such devastation to communities throughout this country so you know there's a lot of anger out there this trial's going to test whether that anger really translates into arguments that hold up in court I should add the Johnson and Johnson lost a civil trial this summer in a state court in Oklahoma so you know if the industry loses again here in this federal court it will start to look like a trend so how do they avoid that what arguments of the companies making well the big argument is that they're selling a highly regulated product that you can't buy without a prescription the federal government did know all along how many pills they were selling so you know the companies are going to make the case to this jury that it was a regulatory failure a government failure and and not a corporate failure I understand there's a new argument being made here by the communities who are are doing the suing in in this case it's it's around a public nuisance claim can you explain this yeah this is actually fascinating race on it could have big ramifications he's opioid lawsuits claim the drug companies created a public nuisance selling these medications so aggressively public nuisance laws never been used in exactly this way before so this parts experimental and some conservative legal thinkers especially those working for the drug industry hope the jury won't go for it they say the job of solving big public problems like the opioid epidemic should be longer state legislatures and Congress not the courts at here's Luther strange is a former Republican senator from Alabama now a private attorney working for members of the Sackler family who own Purdue pharma he spoke about these public nuisance lawsuits to a gathering of the federalist society I've read actually written on this recently it's because it is a blooming problem it comes up the system it prevents the ease of settlement of large cases now and just in the opioid world you have two thousand towns and cities and municipalities now she's a pretty form is not on trial in this case they filed for bankruptcy last month so their liabilities being hashed out in a different court but this federal trials can impact the rest of the industry testing whether thousands of these public nuisance lawsuits will hold up if they do hold up in this court the payouts could be on the scale of the tobacco settlements of the nineteen nineties Brian man with north country public radio is covering the federal OPA trial in Cleveland Brian thanks we appreciate it thank you in Chile's capital Santiago people are fed up it what they call economic injustice people protested in the streets over the weekend there was some violence and the city's public transit system sustained hundreds of millions of dollars in damage page Southerland brought us this from Santiago chaos ruled in Santiago this weekend throughout the city could see clouds of smoke rising from fires you can hear the banging on pots and pans the traditional form here a.
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"From the sustaining members of this NPR station from NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm ari Shapiro and Ahmadi Cornish tropical storm Barry is getting stronger it's approaching the northern Gulf coast and in southern Louisiana winds are picking up and roads are flooding the center of the storm is expected to cross land around dawn tomorrow morning speaking at a news conference in New Orleans today National Weather Service meteorologist Benjamin shots as residents need to hurry time is short if you have preparations that you need to complete now is the time you do not have much more time at all before the impacts of bear will be here for small towns on the by you the rain has already begun many areas are under evacuation orders that means different things for different people NPR's Rebecca her shirt talk to residents we're trying to figure out the best way to stay safe if you drive down down down to the Louisiana by you and to others no more road to drive on one of the places you could find yourself is in the town of cooking this area is marshy and flat as flat as you can imagine and so this morning the local sheriff's department was warning people hear it they needed to leave now the floodgate into town was going to close to keep storm surge away from areas in line and once a closed there'd be no way to drive out eighteen year old Luis Ramirez and his two brothers were racing the clock tying up their oyster boat before the heavy rain started are you worried a little bit Ramirez and his brothers rely on the boat for their livelihood they're trying to tie it to a chain link fence they're all little **** like they're not totally sure what they're doing but they know they can't stay with the bow during the storm the area is being evacuated Ramirez says their plan is to stay up the road instead in a bigger town which is actually also being voluntarily evacuated but Ramirez says they're going to stay there anyway.
Pope Calls Child Sex Abuse ‘a Human Problem,’ Tamping Down Summit Expectations
"After the collapse of a dam that held back ways from an iron ore mine. Hundreds of people are missing from the disaster, which has killed at least sixty people. I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Hugh charitable trusts, celebrating seventy years of serving the public. Learn more at Hugh trusts dot org slash seventy and the Kresge foundation. Ed, Kresge dot org.
What Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lung surgery means
"London's Gatwick airport says it plans to run a full schedule of flights today. Gatwick is UK second largest airport had had to close the runway several times this week because of drones that started flying in the area. Police have made two arrests as part of their ongoing investigation into the criminal use of drones. A self driving car startup has one permission to start offering rides to passengers in California. State regulators branded the startup known as oops the first permit under a pilot program, the company cannot charge for the service. So in a backup driver must be in the car to take over if necessary. I'm Joel Snyder NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the NPR wine club where NPR shows become lines like weekend edition cabernet and every bottle tells the story available to adults twenty one years or older at NPR wine club dot org slash weekend. This weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon.
Supreme Court rejects Trump administration's asylum ban
"Yellowstone National Park area grizzly bears, Montana, publicradio snick Maude reports a judge's ruling blocked, but would have been the first grisly. Hudson decades, notice to appeal doesn't actually take the case to the ninth circuit. But it does by the government time to decide whether to formally challenge. The ruling the states of Wyoming and Idaho, along with four pro-hunting groups have also filed appeals attorney Andrea Senator Sierra of the center for biological diversity says a formal challenge by the administration would mean more resources spent on litigation less on recovery. Yellowstone beloved reservoirs deserve more than that. And we're prepared to fight vigorously to defend the court's determination. That grizzly bears. So meet federal protection fish and wildlife directed questions to the Justice department, which declined to comment for NPR news. I'm Nick Ma in Missoula, and you're listening to NPR news. Supreme court Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg is recovering at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City after surgery Friday morning for lung cancer. This Ginsberg's third bout with cancer in twenty years and she's eighty five, but as NPR's Nina totenberg reports doctors say the prospects for full recovery or good barring serious complications Ginsburg is once again, proving what a fighter she is on Friday just hours after surgery, she cast a decisive refusing to allow the Trump administration to implement its new rules prohibiting people from seeking asylum. If they crossed the border illegally the five to four decision was a setback for the administration which cannot carry out its policy without first persuading lower court judges now by evening Ginsberg was sitting in a chair and calling friends who said she sounded strong and pretty Chipper barring any serious complications Ginsburg is expected to remain in the hospital for two to four days and then to resume a light schedule of work at. At home, Nina, totenberg, NPR news, Washington. London's Gatwick airport says it plans to run a full schedule of flights today. Gatwick is UK second largest airport had had to close the runway several times this week because of drones that started flying in the area. Police have made two arrests as part of their ongoing investigation into the criminal use of drones. A self driving car startup has one permission to start offering rides to passengers in California. State regulators branded the startup known as oops the first permit under a pilot program, the company cannot charge for the service. So in a backup driver must be in the car to take over if necessary. I'm Joel Snyder NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the NPR wine club where NPR shows become lines like weekend edition cabernet and every bottle tells the story available to adults twenty one years or older at NPR wine club dot org slash weekend. This weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon.
Ex-Senate Intel security chief sentenced for lying to FBI
"As the airlines tried to clear a backlog of flights. Police are still looking for those responsible for violating the restricted airspace. South of London, British Prime Minister, Theresa May was asked about it. I feel for all passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted by this drone activity officials at Gatwick say roughly seven hundred flights are scheduled to take off before the end of the day. A new report says the federal government is doing not enough to support native American tribes in the US Brian bowl with member station. K L C C says the findings come from the U S commission on civil rights. The report cites called insufficient federal spending and areas such as education housing and healthcare. For example, says Indian health services expenditures per page. Patients are a third of what spouts on the rest of the US population. Cheryl Kennedy, chairwoman of the confederated tribes of the grand Ronde says congress ascending a troubling message. We don't matter is that it even though the treaty started in the eighteen fifties. Even today, we're still viewing new as less than second class citizens. We don't have to really pay attention to how well we fund you the civil rights commission recommend that congress review shortfalls and pass a spending package to address unmet needs. For NPR news. I'm Brian bowl in Eugene, Oregon. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the George gun foundation, working to make Cleveland and northeast Ohio more, globally, competitive, livable, sustainable, and just more information available at gun foundation dot org and the corporation for public broadcasting. I'm Nora
Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group
"Be postponed, stricter background checks on potential sponsors has resulted in longer stays and overwhelmed shelter capacity. The tornado facility has the largest capacity for migrant kids in the country. The Trump administration is welcoming the UN climate rule. Book deal reached in Poland yesterday. The State Department says it'll help hold US economic competitors accountable. This is NPR. Interior secretary Ryan Zinke is blaming politically motivated attacks for his resignation. Zinke is facing several federal investigations into his official travel and potential conflicts of interest. The church of Jesus Christ of latter day. Saints says data shows that Mormons make up a declining share of Utah's population. Judy phase of member station. K U E R reports. Non Mormons are boosting diversity in the state membership. In the church of Jesus Christ latter-day saints is just one factor included in state population. Estimates released last week the proportion of latter day saints is declining statewide, but demographer pamper lake says, it's interesting how shall we ask population is now less than half of the Salt Lake county population about one third of Utahns live in the states largest county in Missouri. Valdez church members hasn't been so low since the nineteen thirties. In migration is countering a slow. Owing birth rate. So Pearl says Utah will probably still be one of the fastest growing states. When national census data come out Wednesday for NPR news. I'm Judy phase in Salt Lake City. Cambodian officials say they've seized a shipping container holding more than a thousand pieces of African elephant tusks the ivory weighs more than three tonnes. They say the abandoned container arrived from Mozambique last July, and it was just found. They didn't say where it was heading. It's Cambodia's largest hall of elephant tusks in four years. I'm Barbara clang. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include a log me in makers of Goto meeting a collaboration meeting platform allowing people to connect around the globe to get work done. Learn more at GoToMeeting dot com and the listeners who support this NPR station. It's
Michael Flynn asks judge to let him avoid prison
"Unclear. The salient was on a police watchlist flagged as Patel. Essentially radicalized Strasbourg came to the European Union's parliament remained on down overnight and residents have been warned to stay vigilant. France's interior ministry says police had attempted and failed to arrest. The gunman earlier on Tuesday for an attempted murder. And that this may have triggered the attack for NPR news. I miss me Nicholson in Berlin. You're listening to NPR news. There's been a moderate earthquake in Tennessee this morning. The US Geological Survey says the tremors magnitude was four point four, and it was centered in eastern, Tennessee. It could be felt in Atlanta. The first quake was followed. A few minutes later by three point three magnitude aftershock, the final version of Congress's farm. Bill is out and it legalizes industrial hemp harvest public media's Esther honing explains that will bring stability to farmers and states that are already growing the crop thirty nine states already allow for the cultivation of hemp, and there's currently more than twenty five thousand acres devoted to the crop. In the US federal legalization is a boon for producers of CBD oil, which is derived from hemp and used from additional purposes, Kristen Kuna gross hemp in Colorado and says federal legalization gives her and her husband the confidence to invest in their farm. We just feel a little bit safer that we are going into a legitimate business. And there is going gonna be room to grow and to do what we've always been wanting to do the farm Bill would allow each state to oversee local hemp cultivation for NPR news. I'm Esther Hoenig in Greeley, Colorado. A Canadian court has granted bail to Chinese business executive mung Joe of ten million dollars. She and her company while we technologies are suspected of selling equipment to Iran in violation of US sanctions American. Authorities would like to have her extradited to the US separately an international think tank reports one of its officials a former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include L, D, entertainment and roadside attractions with Banus back starring Julia Roberts as a mother whose son unexpectedly returns home Christmas. Also with Lucas hedges. Now in select theaters expands December fourteenth. Steve Inskeep is going to speak with Trump supporter. Chris Buskirk Buskirk runs. The conservative publication American greatness. And the conversation will be about President Trump possibly being linked to a film of campaign finance violations that story just ahead on morning edition also had an Alabama policeman. As you may know recently killed a young black man is he ran away from shooting in a mall. The was legally armed but police figuring out who the quote, unquote, good guy is in chaotic situations can be difficult. A closer look is coming up on morning edition.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva, ‘Grandmother’ of Russia’s Human Rights Movement, Dies at 91
"Joseph Stalin and later joined the dissident movement typing up and distributing forbidden texts and co founding Russia's oldest human rights group. She was threatened with the rest and finally ended up emigrating to the US or she wrote about the dissident movement and became an American citizen after the fall of the Soviet Union Alekseeva returned to Russia to continue her human rights work Russian President, Vladimir Putin often the. Target of criticism personally visited her with a bottle of champagne on her ninetieth birthday and honored her with a government award last year. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. This is NPR support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, working to build a culture of health that ensures everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing. More at our W J, F dot ORG. December
Blockaded Qatar to pull out of Saudi-dominated OPEC
"Of students are going back to class today in northern California for the first time since the campfire left widespread destruction some of the more than thirty thousand students in Butte county will be relocating to different schools because of the fire damage and destruction that fire broke out on November eighth that left eight people dead. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Sierra, Nevada brewing company, family owned operated and argued over since one thousand nine hundred eighty proud supporter of independent thought whether that's online over the air or in a bottle, more at Sierra, Nevada dot com. It's
Paradise Lost: Inside California's Camp Fire
"And employees who live north of Anchorage are being encouraged to take today off her work from home if possible to reduce traffic schools have been closed until December tenth which should also reduce traffic. It was a slow post thanksgiving weekend at the box office where the animated film. Ralph breaks the internet remaining on top another animated flick. The Grinch came in second and creed to came in third. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the pajamagram company, offering twenty six matching holiday pajamas for the whole family, including cats and dogs with Snoopy Star Wars and Saint Nick themes in knits, fleece, and flannel. Learn more at pajamagram dot com.
Paris assesses damage from the city's worst riot in a decade
"The voices of John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman has made two hundred seventy two hundred seven million dollars worldwide in second place. Universals the grandch- brought in seventeen million dollars in its fourth week in third place creed to brought in sixteen million dollars in its second weekend and fantastic beasts crimes of Griswold fell to fourth place. He's your markets are trading higher at this hour, the Asia Dow is up just over two percent. The Nikkei the main market in Japan is up one point three percent. And the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is up. Two point one percent. I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the corporation for public broadcasting and the estate of Joan Kroc whose bequest serves as an enduring investments in the future of public radio. And the John D and Catherine T MacArthur foundation at macfound dot org. Welcome to letting USA. I'm mighty Hassan. And he grew up in a small town outside of Mexico City when she turned fifteen she had Kenyatta and one of the members of Raquin sick court was a local boy, she didn't know him. Really? Well, he's name was one Carlos, but he started showing up early for her cels. And then he didn't stop showing up even after the party had passed. He kept
Migrants at America's doorstep in Tijuana face long stay
"Of states cities and other groups suing the Trump administration wanted to question commerce sector. -tary Wilbur Ross about why he added the question. Ross has said the Justice department wants a question to better enforce the Voting Rights Act census bureau research suggests the question will discourage non-citizens from taking part in the census and that could jeopardize the accuracy of the information collected on Zee. Lewan NPR news crew, the international space station, preparing to receive a couple of shipments of supplies or Russian shipment. Blasts through Friday and is due to arrive at the orbiting outpost tomorrow a US shipment expected to dock on Monday launching before dawn today from Wallops island Virginia the deliveries come in time for the space station markets twentieth year in orbit on Tuesday. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Craig Newmark foundation committed to the values of fairness opportunity and respect the new Mark foundation, supports veterans and military families voting rights truth in journalism and women in tech. From the center for investigative
Former Nazi SS camp guard, 94, faces trial in Germany
"Fifty one year old Virendra Govan was discovered unresponsive on Sunday and pronounced dead a short while later. Both deaths are being investigated as suicides. Both death row inmates were also multiple murderers officials say they have no evidence that the incidents are related. There are currently seven hundred forty inmates on California's death row since nineteen seventy eight twenty five have committed suicide, Richard Gonzales, NPR news. San Francisco, the US Olympic Committee is seeking to revoke the status of USA gymnastics as the national governing body for the sport. It was a gymnastics. It's still facing challenges over the scandal. A former team doctor Larry Nassar, he's in prison for sexually assaulting girls. They organization has been accused of badly handling accusations of sexual assault by USA gymnastics members, I'm korva Coleman. NPR news from Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Twentieth Century, Fox with widows four women decide to pull off a heist to pay back the debt their husbands left behind in the new thriller from the writer of gone girl, and the director of twelve years a slave widows in theaters November sixteenth, this is morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition. The government spends lots of money to stop Islamic extremism while virtually ignoring threats posed by far right racist hate groups, there really haven't been much resources devoted to developing efforts to counter that form of violent extremism. Moron. This underfunded and neglected area. Left coming up on morning edition here
EU scrambles to defy US Iran sanctions
"The government of continued its crackdown on protests. Arrests were made of mortars perceived to be making political statements like marathon runner. Alex Vanegas who brought blue and white political science and a cardboard dove to the Milagro that you're cemetery in Managua, heavy police and military presence was reported in cemeteries around. He got our for NPR news. I'm Marie Martin gasoline. Prices continue falling across the US with the summer driving season. Over the latest Lundberg survey shows nationwide the cost of regular is down eight cents a gallon over the past two weeks. It's averaging two eighty five analyst trilby Lundberg says cheaper. Crude oil is the main reason for the price drop. Aaa says it's tracking shows regular averaging two seventy six a gallon across the US stock. Analysts say investors remain concerned about ongoing trade tensions between the US and China the markets in Japan, China and South Korea lost one percent or more today. Hong Kong, they fell more. Than two percent. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the William and flora Hewlett foundation, committed to supporting ideas and institutions to advance education for all preserve the environment and promote vibrant performing arts. More information is available at Hewlett dot org.
The US will impose new sanctions on Iran this week
"The sanctions will drive you're on to pull out this week of recovery on Wall Street, but stocks gave up early gains to close lower Friday, a steep Becker reports Fridays wide swings were indicative of the. Turbulence the market has been subject to lately. Stocks rallied for a fourth straight day after a stronger than expected employment report only to give back those gains, and then some by the close, but on the whole thing still work out well for investors after weeks of double digit losses in October, stocks were probably due for a recovery and recover. They did enjoying sharp rebounds, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Despite Friday setbacks, the Dow SNP are still up to third percent for the week. The NASDAQ is higher by two and two thirds percent for NPR news. I'm Steve Beck and trials Snyder in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations.
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"Donates it this NPR station. From NPR news. It's all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish in Washington. And I'm Ari Shapiro in Ann Arbor, Michigan law enforcement made a major breakthrough today with the arrest of a Florida man accused of sending more than a dozen package bombs across the United States. The devices were addressed to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump this morning FBI agents. Swarmed an autozone parking lot in south Florida and arrested fifty six year old Caesar. Doc that arrest came shortly after two more suspicious packages where identified at a Justice department news conference FBI director, Christopher Wray said the investigation is just beginning. Today's arrest doesn't mean we're all out of the woods. There may be other packages and transit now. So we need the help of everyone out there. Every citizen everyone in law enforcement, everyone we've got to help with this investigation in the days to come at the same news conference. Attorney general Jeff Sessions said the suspect quote appears to be a partisan say is a registered Republican and supporter of Donald Trump speaking at the White House today, President Trump commended law enforcement and called for an end to political violence. We must never allow political violence to take root in American cannot let it happen. And I'm committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it. Katie swift Tulsky reports from member station W L R N in Miami. She's been tracking developments today and joins. Us now from the site of the arrest, and Katie I what else can you tell us about the suspect? So we know that say I was here this morning at this, autozone. Just west of Fort Lauderdale, and he came in his big white van full of stickers, and very pro Republican anti liberal stickers. And it's still not clear if he wasn't employees at this auto zone, or if he was just a customers shopping, but FBI agents swarmed the facility this morning right off a major highway, and we're looking through the computer system and questioning employee's here. Autozone. Does track customers by their cell phone number when they make a purchase. So FBI agents were here for a few hours looking through the computer system. So that all went down this morning. What does this seem like now? So it's still a media frenzy here, of course, but a little quieter the store's been closed for the rest of the day. But a lot of customers have come up and tried to come in and get things like oil for their. Cars.
Bavaria, Aaron Eckhart Christina Hendricks and Prime Minister discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday
"Outcome for Macklin her conservatives injured. German national elections last fall and is expected to do the same on Sunday in Bavaria polls there show the CS. You is all but certain to lose majority control of the state legislature, which is held for decades. Some political observers say a loss in Bavaria could lead to a reshuffling or worse. If Angela Merkel cabinet Suraya Sirhatti, Nelson NPR news Berlin, Australia's prime minister wants to prevent private or religious schools from discriminating against gays students. Scott Morrison issued a statement today or Jing parliament to take up the issue over the next couple of weeks in December. Australian lawmakers voted to legalize same sex marriage. I'm trial Snyder, Culver City, California. Rand PR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Amazon prime video with the Romanovs a new series from the creator of madman. Starring Diane lane. Aaron Eckhart Christina Hendricks and Isabel who pair a new episode every Friday on prime video. This
The Latest Ebola Outbreak Is Centered in a War Zone
"Spiro discusses her new feature night comes out and exploring the links between the multibillion dollar oil boom out west and violent crime against native American communities. This is midday on WNYC. All that is next after the news. Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jim hark at a came a, campaign stop Thursday in Pennsylvania President Trump lashed out at the news media for underplaying his political accomplishments as Bobby Allen of member station WHYY reports. Trump rounded up the usual suspects, Trump is in. Wilkes Barre which, helped, propel him to the White House to back Lou bar ladder for Senate Republican, with hardline views on illegal immigration but Trump spent a large chunk of his speech making swipes at the news media pointing at the TV. Cameras in the back. Of the arena and. Even these people back here these horrible horrendous people Trump said news coverage of a recent meeting with Queen Elizabeth of England was slanted against him but they. Can make anything bad because. They are the fake fake disgusting news Today a report, from the United Nations. Found that Trump's verbal attacks on the media could trigger more violence against journalists for NPR news I'm Bobby. Allen in experience the national. Archives and records administration says it won't be able to finish the review of nearly one million documents regarding supreme court nominee Br Kavanagh's time with George W Bush White, House before October that's creating a potential roadblock GOP hopes to get the confirmation done, before the November midterm election Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley blames. The opposition for requesting too many, documents one of. My researchers said, that, maybe compared to the last five supreme. Court nominees it would be more than, all of them added together Grassley hopes to start confirmation hearings sometime in September Firefighters battling blazes across the western US are getting. Reinforcements from abroad Matt Gillam with Boise state public radio reports fire personnel from Australia and New Zealand are. Expected to land in, Idaho this week top US fire managers requested around one hundred fifty fire specialists from Australia and New Zealand they've assisted and partnered with America for over half a century fire professionals including division supervisors strike team leaders and helicopter. Managers are among those on. The way American fire managers tapped Australia and New Zealand for assistance because fire infrastructure and the two nations is similar to that. Of, the US when international personnel arrived they'll undergo a one day. Orientation at the Boise based National Interagency Fire center before being deployed to wildfires across the, west, firefighting resources, are also being provided by Canada they've sent to air tankers. And a lead plane help battle blazes in the Pacific northwest for NPR news I'm, Matt Gilman Boise heavy rains of prompted authorities to evacuate. Parts of Virginia city in case of dam fails The Lynchburg department of. Emergency services says areas near the college lake dam or being evacuated the national weather service says at this. Time the dam has, not failed and is being closely monitored by emergency personnel for any signs of structural failure This is NPR news The World Health Organization says the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo was in what it calls. An active conflict zone there have been twenty six suspected cases and at least. Twenty, people, have died. NPR's Jason bobbie-ann reports the conflict could slow efforts. To control the outbreak this latest outbreak is in the North Kivu. Province of the DRC it's close to the border with Uganda fighting among militant groups, for control of gold diamond and coltan mines in the province has forced nearly a million. People from, their homes a groups. Say the armed conflict in addition to the large number of displaced people in the area may make. Controlling this outbreak difficult the Congolese health ministry has sent a team of a dozen bowl of specialists to the village where the cluster of. Cases was, first, reported they stress however that this new north kiva outbreak is not. Related to an outbreak the began in April on the other, side of, the country. Jason bobbie-ann NPR news State officials in California vowed to press on with a clean air lawsuit, blasting the Trump administration Thursday for weakening automotive fuel efficiency standards California's attorney general also promised. Another lawsuit if the administration makes. Good on plans to revoke longstanding waiver allowing California and other states to set their own stricter auto. Emission standards at least twelve other states and the district of Columbia follow California's rules I'm mixed day on Wall Street Thursday the s. and. P. five, hundred, index closed up thirteen points the Dow Jones industrial average slipped seven. Points the NASDAQ composite jumped ninety six points I'm Jim Clark, NPR news in Washington Support for NPR comes, from NPR stations other contributors include e. c. m.. C. foundation. Working through improve postsecondary educational outcomes for under. Served students through evidence based innovation learn. More at ease EMC foundation dot org WNYC.
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"Who donate to this npr station from npr news this is all things considered i'm audie cornish and i'm mary louise kelley the president's lawyers that is a phrase we have grown accustomed to seeing and hearing these last several months there are a lot of presidents lawyers and there's been a lot of news about them this week some work for the white house some work for the president directly representing him in relation to special counsel robert muller's investigation into russia and the two thousand sixteen election well here to help us walk through president trump's tangle of lawyers is bob bauer who served as white house counsel to president obama bob our welcome thank you start by laying out the distinction between a lawyer who works for the president and a lawyer who works for the white house how final line is that it can be a fine line in some applications but the general principle is that the white house counsel and other government lawyers represent the president in an official capacity only their tax payer funded council who represent the institution not the individual so then the president when facing is he does with muller investigation personal legal issues has to have his own personal council there has to be some communication between the two because as we know mr bowlers investigations involve requests for testimony and documents from government officials that was a function apparently served by mr cobb until his recently announced retirement that would be tie cobb who is actually leaving the white house at the end of at the end of may that's correct he's retired from the tangle and that is not an unusual function to be performed has to be performed but there's otherwise very clear line between these institutional representations in a personal representation so rudy giuliani one of the more recent lawyers to join president trump's team certainly the one who seems to be making the most headlines this week who exactly does he work for where exactly in this picture just he fit in so mr giuliani apparently is a senior member he's been appointed with senior leadership role in the president's personal legal team so for that reason he would be paid by the president he would not have office space in the white house he's a personal representative only.
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"This sustaining members of this npr station this has morning edition from npr news good morning i'm david greene and i am rachel martin the tax bill speeding through congress is being sold by its advocates at least as so good for the economy that it's going to boost growth and offset any losses from those cuts those of you who are around in the 1980s might be feeling a sense of deja vu especially when you hear this we presented a complete programme reduction in rich again on purpose was to provide incentive for the individual seventy for business to encourage production of hiring of the unemployed and the free up money for investment that of course the voice of president ronald reagan seeking are in a televised address back in nineteen eighty one shortly before signing those very tax cuts in the law we wanted to talk about what kind of impact those tax cuts actually we had so we colder regular economic commentator david wessel he is director of the hutchins center at the brookings institution good morning david gornje just like president donald trump one of reagan's first moves in the white house was a big tax cut the one in 1980 one and there were supposed to be no loss in tax revenues because of all the economic growth these cuts were going to bring about so david how deep were those tax cuts and did they blow up the deficit well when reagan arrived here in 1980 when things were very different to inflation was nearly ten percent the fed had pushed up interest rates the debt was much smaller as a share the economy the reagan tax cut was huge the top tax rate was seventy percent he cut it to 50 percent now most people in the reagan administration didn't really think it would pay for itself and it didn't it blew up the deficit they were counting on some spending cuts that never equate materializes to avoid that and so they didn't pay for itself yes of the spending cuts never materialized as you know to end the deficit increased and then what happened well it quickly became clear from the deficit.
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"The listeners his support this npr station it's morning edition from npr news with david greene i'm mary louise kelly in washington and i'm steve inskeep in beijing the other day we stood on a concrete plaza looking at some of the new buildings that spread for many miles here in china's capital so what does this place called that globo trade center two huge glass office towers ashley four tower all this two behind it that's our chinese colleagues a belly and american had told us to meet him in the lobby of one of those buildings near the fountain are you mr phillips hey stevens he orient randy phillips he come to the office to meet us on a weekend so he was dressed casually in a gray sweatshirt he works in this office tower advising american business clients he's active in the american chamber of commerce in china and this year he's met with congressional leaders to talk of how to manage cia china's economic rivalry with the united states philip springs a distinctive resume to that work for twenty eight years he served in the central intelligence agency focusing on asia for a time he was the cia station chief at the embassy in beijing in other words the head spy so i talk with phillips ranges from trade practices to spycraft how would you describe the game you know i think there is a use that term professional respect who was are among thieves navy of having respect for your counterparts that they too are trying to serve their country and you try to find the maximum number of areas that you could possibly cooperation issues because frankly just like in the fight against terrorism worldwide the us circuit no single service can do it alone you need partners you need the ability to have laws for small plying affect reach out through these partners to help you are you saying that you might simultaneously reach out to a chinese intelligence official looking for assistance with some world problem he even though you both know that you're spying on each other that's basically it which country is better at the gate china's very good no doubt about it they have a very deep wells of of folks in both of the military and civilian side and they also have a history of turning to chinese citizens abroad that uh are also a wellspring in.
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"The listeners his support this npr station this is morning edition from npr news i'm david greene man i mary louise kelly good morning new reports are putting facebook under more scrutiny over its role in last year's presidential election we already know about those three thousand facebook ads which were purchased by a russian agency during the campaign here's a new twist according to the washing in post some of those ads specifically sought to deepen disagreements about muslims and the black lives matter movement this revelation comes days after facebook said it would turn over all its russiansponsored adds to congress i wish i could tell you that we are gonna be able to stop all interference but that just wouldn't be real listrik there will always be bad actors in the world and we can prevent all governments from all interference but we can make it harder we can make it much harder and that's what we're going to focus on doing that was facebook ceo mark zuckerberg part of his promised to get the situation under control and here's david folk conflict is here to help us sort through all of this hey there david good morning mary louise good morning okay before we get going let me just note that facebook pays npr and many other media companies to create video content on the site i'm so with that david briefly lay out what we know about the role that facebook may have played in the spread of fake news factor in the election while there is growing concern among a investigators that the russians use facebook as a platform after all it so influential over a you look i guess 2 billion users a monthly to use that to disrupt the election and to influence voters in significant ways by micro targeting them with specific kinds of third of messages including the ones you just alluded to the question to racing anxieties about uh about a muslims up out black lives matter and like this you know latest a video of of contrition announcing certain kinds of reforms that actually may include some pretty decent ones for mark zuckerberg the ceo comes on the heels of revelation also in the washington post that president obama just after the november elections had him in this is serious you guys are gonna have to take a look at this you guys are going.
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"The listeners his support this npr station from npr news this is all things considered i'm audie cornish and i'm ari shapiro we're gonna talk now about a phenomenon the writer emily basil on calls guilt by omission if a prosecutor has evidence that someone is innocent sharing that evidence could mean the prosecutor loses the case holding onto it could mean sending an innocent person to prison in the new york times sunday magazine basil on writes that what the prosecutor does often boils down to an honor system emily basilan welcome back to the program thanks so much for having me you specifically talk about the story of a woman named a jackson who was eighteen years old when her mother was murdered in memphis tennessee and two thousand five her trial was widely reported on at the time and we actually have a clip here from the judge's sentencing let's listen gencor to feel guilty that a food singed twenty years and nine months in tuesday department of correction as a one hundred percent vaughn finger without parole nor was convicted of second degree murder but the prosecutor in this case had evidence that did not make it into betray what was that of at the evidence was a handwritten note from a key witness a child his name is andrew that he was the only person who testified that nora was at the scene of the crime at the key period in which her mother was killed in a time when oral was unaccounted for honic told the jury that nora asked her to meet han at her house yes in these early morning hours on her mother was killed and that he thought that was not normal not not something she had asked him to do before it turned out that in this handwritten note he gave to the police he said that he was rolling on ecstasy that night any also said the he gave has fallen to a friend so the tennessee supreme court when it reversed nor conviction sal and that the defence could have used the snow to completely undermine andhra hynix testimony in really shred this account he gave up this night which implicated nora so even though the tennessee supreme court reversed this conviction a nor.
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"The sustaining members of this npr station this is all things considered from npr news i'm robert siegel and i'm ari shapiro the supreme court ended its term yesterday with a full bench ready to wade into some divisive issues it was a transitional year for the court with the nomination and confirmation of neil gorsuch who joined the court in april to look at this past term and what's ahead we are joined now by npr legal affairs correspondent nina tone burke either high there and publisher of scotus blog tom goldstein while i'll let stood that you both this pass from what headline would you pull out while on some level this really was a supreme court in waiting where all of the times we come to the end of the term and we think gosh we're going to have these massive five four four blockbusters between the conservatives and liberals but now for about a year and a half we didn't even have nine members on the supreme court and so we ended up in fact with a number of dodds but looking forward a lot of excitement nia i actually remember sitting in the courtroom monday day when they were announcing opinions and thinking to myself he now this is proof positive that if you really don't wanna decide anything you can do it you can slice the salami that thin just to review the recent history it feels like a long time ago but it was only 2016 one antonin scalia who was on the court died and at first we thought that merrick garland president obama's nominees would take that place instead after donald trump was elected neil gorsuch hold the vacancy itam you've said the for progressives this was the term of what could have been he has while right now the left can think gosh we could have turned the supreme court around for twenty five years it's been getting more and more conservative and this was our chance and now i think they look sort of the court in terror because you have a speech croatian in which justice kennedy looks almost affirmatively liberal compared to someone like a neil gorsuch were samuel alito the most recent conservative appointees and so justice gore such has turned out to be as conservative as liberals feared probably more so i made a list of the things he did in the.