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Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Freakonomics Radio
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Postal Service inspector general investigates changes at post offices
"The Postal Service's inspector general, is looking into recent changes in U. S. P s operations. NPR's Jin Newman reports. Inspector general confirms the investigation But declined to give NPR any details. The review examines whether new policies put in place by Postmaster General Lewis to joy comply with federal ethics rules. DeGioia prominent Trump political donor, reassigned 23 postal executives and banned overtime. The changes resulted in male delays across the country. The investigation comes is the Postal Service's warning states. There is significant risk voters this November will not have enough time to complete and return their ballots. Congressional Democrats try to negotiate more funding for the Postal Service in the latest Corona virus relief bill. But President Trump says he opposes additional funding sighting on supported claims of widespread mail voting fraud in the past.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Freakonomics Radio
"From NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. The Trump Administration is planning to withdraw its controversial nominee to lead the Federal Bureau of Land Management, NPR's Kirk Cee Lo reports. Democrats want William Perry Pendley to step down from the agency. Penley has been temporarily leading the bureau since last August. His nomination was seen as polarizing. He spent much of his career is a private property rights attorney involved in a litany of legal challenges against the Land's agency. He's now in charge of His most controversial statements, however, came as late as 2016 when he suggested that federal public lands be sold off. That language is also in the official GOP party platform. But Penley's name being withdrawn is likely a relieved to several vulnerable Western Republican senators up for re election. Including Cory Gardner of Colorado and Steve Daines of Montana, who no longer have to be put in the spotlight for an upper down vote on Penley. Kirk Siegler NPR news The country's digital divide is coming into sharper focus as more schools turned to virtual classes because of the pandemic. More than half of all U. S. Colleges are planning for online instruction in the upcoming semester. But is NPR's listen nad warning reports. Millions of college students don't have a laptop. When Patricia Lopez enrolled in her local community college just north of Seattle last winter, she signed up for her classes on her iPhone. She didn't have a computer or Internet at home. I was going to rely on Going to the library where I could have access there and doing my work and I'm studying there. Then the pandemic happened, and that plan went out the window, the library closed and classes went online. It's estimated that about 10% of college students that's about two million people don't have access to a laptop for school colleges are attempting to change that. As classes begin around the country, schools are stocking up on laptops and distributing them to students through loner programs. Even if a college plans to be in person access to a laptop insurers students can tune in if they're quarantining or isolating due to a positive cove, it test on campus. Listen. Add Winnie NPR news. Parts of Iowa are still struggling to recover from a storm that pummeled the state Monday and inland Hurricane with 100 mile an hour winds. Tyler Olsen is a member of the Cedar Rapid City Council hundreds of square miles Flattened, including about the 75 square miles of my city, Cedar Rapids, which for some perspective is similar to the size of Cincinnati, Ohio. The devastation is wise, Fred It's intense, um, block after block of houses everyone with with some of the damage. Tyler is asking for more federal assistance, he says. Some people are sleeping in tents. Others are without medicine or electricity and pandemic restrictions are slowing recovery. This is NPR. This is WN Y C Good afternoon on my on Levinson. York City's biggest police union, is giving its seal of approval to President Trump. NPR's Amy held reports that Trump received the endorsement of his private golf club in bed, Mr New Jersey. Police Benevolent Association of the city of New York President Patrick Lynch says it's clear whom Trump backs disappointment. Not only New York City police offices but Lauren Force Mint across this country. Trump is focusing on his law and order message in a summer punctuated by nationwide protests against police brutality. My agenda is anti crime and pro cop all the way. That's what it's gotta be. It comes after the National Association of Letter Carriers Union this week endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Trump has long criticized the US Postal Service and has said he would withhold funding limiting American's ability to vote by mail during the pandemic. More than 100 New York City bars and restaurants have had their liquor license is suspended for violating the state's covert 19 guidelines. Indoor dining has accounted for nearly half of the pandemic related suspensions. Gotham has been Yakis says a task force created by Governor Cuomo has been focused on cracking down on establishments breaking the rules throughout the state, with much of that enforcement focused on the city. Because Cuomo feels that that's where there's been the most problems and the most amount of places that have been doing these violations. According to the rules Cuomo laid out last month restaurants at rack up three violations will have their liquor license is suspended, and he quote egregious violations like indoor dining can result in automatic suspension. We do a partly cloudy skies expected for the rest of tonight. It's 81 degrees, with light rain falling at 406 Support for NPR comes from capital One capital. One's banking up lets people manage their money anytime, anywhere. Capital one. This is banking reimagined. What's in your wallet, Capital one and a We're tracking. Tomorrow at 10 a.m. Is that the friend? Aren't we talking now? We're doing this Joe right now. Yeah. I didn't know that for pre recording it for years. I was like this is like the free interviewed figure. Whatever. Okay, let me go out out. This's not this's not a drill. Cardiff, not drill. Relax, like whatever. Okay, This is this is a whole new thing. This. The sounds are Daddy this week on the show the good and bad news of a pandemic housing market. All right, let's start the show. They all from NPR. I'm Sam Sanders. It's been a minute. Happy weekend, my listeners to my guest and my guests. Gosh, two of my favorite if I'm being honest to all stars. Stacy Vanek, Smith and Cardiff Garcia, host of the indicator podcast from NPR. Thank you all for being here. Thank you Say I'm Sam. Good to hear your voice is great to be in the same proverbial neighborhood. I know, right? Um, no card. If you're a little mad because you thought we were taping this show a day later. I am. I'm not, man. I'm glad that hasn't quite been a minute. It's been 55 seconds for me, so you know Understood. If it's just, you know, he's adapting. This has been a time of great transformation and adaptation for all of us. Obviously, the last few months and for Cardiff the last few minutes of just, you.
Sweltering heat triggers power outages across California
"Were implemented across California yesterday to do a heat wave. Power has been restored, but more outages or possible. NPR's Nathan Rot reports. Temperatures are soaring in California and through much of the West, and forecasters believe they'll stay that way for most of the next week. People trying to stay cool. Electrical demand is surging. California's electrical grid operators are urging people to conserve power by not using major appliances in keeping lights dimmed. For the the first first first time time time in in in 19 19 19 years, years, years, though though though they they they also also also directed directed directed utilities utilities utilities to to to implement implement implement a a a short short short power power power outages outages outages to to to take take take stress stress stress off off off the the the grid. grid. grid. It's It's It's unclear unclear unclear of of of similar similar similar orders orders orders will will will be be be given given given throughout throughout throughout the the the next coming week. But the heat wave could be the worst hit the region in more than a decade. Nathan
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Freakonomics Radio
"NPR. I'm Sam Sanders. It's been a minute thing this week on the show the housing market and how, On the higher end, it's doing great right now. Home sales hitting record highs but on the lower end for renters There's a pending eviction crisis. And later we'll talk about Ticktock. It's a social media at that, for a long time, felt pretty fun and innocuous. But last time I went on Tic tac right before this interview, the thing that popped into my my for you pay, just like the feed was Kamala Harris dancing to an overdub of instincts by by by But now the APP is caught up in a political fight. Between Donald Trump and Jen Zy, and maybe also the Chinese government. I have talked to national security types going on Tic Tac and saying Wait, There's a national security concern here really will explain all of that. And more from this week's news. Stay with us. Lie.
Poll: Biden Expands Lead Over Trump
"Non starter presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and his running mate Kamala Harris, today signed the required documents to receive the party's nomination. Party's convention begins next week. The latest polls are indicating Joe Biden is stretching his lead over Donald Trump. Bloomberg's Amy Morris has the latest numbers. The latest NPR PBS NewsHour Marist poll finds Biden leading president Trump 53 to 42%. With a margin of error of 3.3%. But a Fox News poll shows the president closing the gap on Biden from a 12 point deficit to only seven points behind. Still, more than half of those respondents, 54% say they do not approve of Donald
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Raul Campos
"Live from NPR News. I'm Barbara Klein, Arizona's top election officer, is calling for an investigation into President Trump for trying to interfere with November's election. Christopher Conover of Arizona public media reports. Arizona's Democratic secretary of state, Katie Hubs, contends the president's decision to withhold money from the post office. Violates Arizona Election law, which makes it a crime to quote knowingly delayed the delivery of a ballot. Hobbs is asking the state attorney general to investigate really important in terms of assuring voters that we're taking this seriously and that if there are going to be problems that we're doing something about it, Hobbes says Nearly 90% of Arizona voters cast an early ballot in the August 4th primary. Arizona's attorney general who is a Republican, says he investigates all election claims for NPR news. I'm Christopher Conover in Tucson, Arizona. This week, The 300,000 members of the Postal Service Union officially endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president. Yesterday, New York City's largest police union endorsed President Trump, the president of the Police Benevolent Association, slammed what he calls a left wing war on cops. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with senior officials in Poland today. He says the two countries have signed a cooperative agreement. The United States.
U.S. Seizes More Than 1 Million Barrels Of Iranian Petroleum From Tankers
"The U. S. Has seized more than a 1,000,000 barrels of Iranian fuel aboard four tankers that we're heading to Venezuela. The Justice Department called it the largest ever seizure of fuel shipments from Iran and said it was because the tankers were in violation of sanctions. The move is part of the Trump administration's campaign of maximum pressure on Iran. NPR's Jackie Northam has been following the story and joins us now. Hi, Jackie. Hi, Sarah. So what can you tell us about what happened with these ships? Right where the seizure of these for Greek own ships happened earlier this week, and the Justice Department says the order to seize and confiscate the cargo was issued by a U. S District court and that the US along with the assistance of foreign Partners confiscated the cargo on board and this was done by a ship to ship transfer of the fuel. You know, it's a little uncertain what type of fuel there talking about. It could be bunker fuel, which is used for heavy machinery, and I like Or just plain old gasoline. Either way, it was bound for Venezuela, and now it's believed to be bound for the U. S. And the Justice Department says the proceeds from its sale will go toward the fund for victims of state sponsored terrorism. And where those four tankers now are. They also on their way to the U. S. Well, it's unclear right now. The four tankers turned off their location. Transponder is more than three months ago, so we don't know where they are. At the moment. If the U. S has the ships they could be brought back here to the U. S and sold at auction. They could have been handed back to the Greek shipowner. We don't know. I talked to a couple of analyst today, including shipping analysts, and this action is really just seen as part of a broader effort by the Trump administration to put pressure on Iran by going after shipping companies. That are carrying Iranian fuel or oil, or even the insurance companies that they use and threatening to sanction them. If they deal with the Iranians, you know. For the past few years, the administration has been heavily sanctioning Iranian in Venezuelan, for that matter, companies and individuals and this is just a different route to apply pressure on the regime. And what is Iran's saying about this? Well. Iran's ambassador to Venezuela rejected the US justification for this seizure and confiscation as fake news, and he called it another lie and psychological warfare by US propaganda machine and said that the tanker's have nothing to do with Iran. The fact is, Iran really needs the money from its oil sales. They've been hit very hard by the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign, which will sanction any country dealing with Iran. So any sales that it makes have to be kept quiet. And you know, even though this is a seizure of just over a 1,000,000 barrels, it's a shot by the US directly towards Tehran. And we're hearing about the seizure. Just today. After the U. S. Announced it had brokered an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. They're going to establish full diplomatic relations. That new friendship is seen as being driven by their mutual dislike for Iran. So Iran maybe feeling more isolated. Now, Jackie is Iran expected to retaliate for the seizure of its ships. Battleground, has vowed to resist US attempts to isolated and could certainly see these events as a really challenge and feel it may need to stand up for itself using whatever is available for them to respond. You know it might try to seize vessels of its own if you be called just over a year ago, Iran seized a British oil tanker and it's 23 crew members in the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for British forces detaining on Iranian tanker in Gibraltar also last year, is believed Iran was using Mine's to attack ships in the Persian Gulf and you know, the U. S says already In the last few days, Iranian forces boarded a ship trying to take the petroleum on board but wasn't successful.
Fresh "NPR" from The Moth Radio Hour
"State dropped for 1/3 straight day, Governor Cuomo says there were 523 reported hospitalizations yesterday, the lowest total since March 17th. It's 81 degrees. Partly sunny skies this afternoon tonight mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for some overnight rain showers were expecting a low around 70 degrees. Support for NPR comes from capital One capital. One's banking up lets people manage their money anytime, anywhere. Capital one. This is banking reimagined. What's in your wallet, Capital one and a From P R X. This is the moth radio hour. I'm Jennifer Hickson. Everyone has stories. But when you put on the spot, it could be hard to think of one You'd like to tell. It's part of my job to help people find their stories. In a couple of years ago, I met a puppeteer at a cocktail party. He told me that he taught storytelling to Children so they could write scripts for their hand made puppets. I asked him how he did this with seven year old. His formula was so simple. What you need is a person a place and a problem. So whenever I'm struggling to find the story with someone, whether they're 7 17 or 70 I go back to the simple equation, so in this hour people, places and problems Our first story is by Ray Christian. I met him when I was putting together a show in Durham, North Carolina. Finding one story out of Ray's hundreds of stories was overwhelming, but in a good way, as they say he's lived a storied life. This one is about a longstanding dream of his years, Ray I remember standing in line at the Social Security office with my mama. I was 10.
Midsummer Shopping In Recovery Mode: July Retail Sales Rise 1.2%
"Midsummer Shopping is in recovery mode. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose 1.2% in July. NPR's Alina Selya HQ reports. It's the second month in a row. That sale stayed above pre pandemic levels. Retailers that much hope for a big midsummer shopping spurt and July proved to be somewhat lackluster. The people did cautiously go out to shop. Indeed, they bought Elektronik CE. Just entertained at home and appliances for Homer models. The shop for clothes again got into cars for trips, stopping at gas stations and finally slowed their run on exercise an outdoor equipment like kayaks and dumbbells. Big question is what happens next. Some states and cities air still seeing record spikes and Corona virus cases re imposing restrictions on public gatherings. Tens of millions remain jobless and the boosted unemployment checks that got many people outspending have now
A New Ice Cream Truck Song
"If, you weren't aware before you have perhaps learned recently as America has been going through the latest era of reckoning with are racist roots that the classic Ice Cream Truck Song is apparently super racist. That's right. It is not just an annoying earworm that blasts all summer long and sometimes in the winter and late at night at least here in New York City the song commonly referred to as Turkey in the Straw has its origins in lots of other songs passed down in morphed over the years. NPR credits it as evolving from the traditional British tune the old rose tree saying quote the tune was brought to America's colonies by Scots. Irish immigrants who settled along the Appalachian Trail and added lyrics that mirrored their new lifestyle. The first natural inclination of course is to assume that the ice cream truck song is simply pain. Oh my gosh to Turkey in the straw but the melody reached the nation only after it was appropriated by traveling black face minstrel shows there's simply no divorcing the song from the dozens of decades it was almost exclusively used for coming up with new ways to ridicule and profit from black people and quotes. In the eighteen twenties melody was given another new name in lyrics which I won't share because even the title is a slur and then in one thousand, nine, hundred, sixteen, it was given another racist upgrade with an even more egregious title featuring both the inward and a racist stereotype followed by ha ha ha all just in the title without even getting into the lyrics. The song moved into ice cream trucks around the same time, and the reason why is because ice cream parlors played all manner of minstrel songs. So when the truck started popping up, they played the minstrel melodies on the trucks as well. But now, good humor. One of the most iconic ice cream truck vendors in America in the mid, twentieth century has made attempts to atone for their sins they partnered with Wu. Tang clan founder Rizza to create a new ice cream truck jingle quoting rolling stone Ras Jingle will be available to ice cream trucks in the US via music boxes produced by Nichols electronics starting this month Nichols Electronics, which is based in Minneapolis where this year's protests against police brutality racial injustice started after the killing of George Floyd also announced that it would remove Turkey in the straw from it's music boxes and quote. In a video debut in the new Jingle Risi's said quote we wanted to make a military that includes all community that's good for every driver. That's good for every kid and I'm proud to say for the first time in a long time, a new cream jingle will be made available to trucks all across the country in perpetuity that means forever like Wu Tang forever, and I can assure you this one is made with love and quotes, and here is what the new jingles sounds like. I gotta say my favorite part of it other than the complete lack of racist origins is how gentle and calming it is. This jingle is not going to be nearly as annoying to hear when it's blasting from icecream trucks relentlessly all summer long. So really just an overall win in every way
U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel Cargo for First Time
"The U. S. Says it seized a multimillion dollar shipment of fuel from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps to Venezuela. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The government says it's the largest ever confiscation of Iranian fuel shipments. The Justice Department says it has executed a seizure order from the US District Court in Washington, D. C. Confiscate the cargo from four foreign flagged oil tankers. The vessels were carrying a combined total of more than one million barrels of petroleum, all of which is now in U. S custody. The Justice Department says the shipment was sent by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the U. S says is a terrorist organization and that the oil was bound for Venezuela. Department says forfeited funds that are connected to a state sponsor of terrorism can be directed to US victims.
Biden Eliminates Trump’s Advantage With White Voters To Take Double-Digit Lead, Poll Finds
"NPR Marist PBS NewsHour poll finds presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is up eight points over President Trump's since the pole was last conducted. NPR's Domenico Montanaro says it find shifts among important voting groups. Trump still retained support from his base voting groups, but he's seeing his Li dissipate with importantly, white voters for context Trump one white voters in 2016 by 20 points, and in this poll, Trump and Biden are tied. The poll also shows Biden gaining ground with independent voters.
Gov. Whitmer to give update on COVID-19 response
"Are breaking into CBS News to bring you the Governor August 14th Thankyou for pain, attention and and tuning, and we appreciate it. I'm joined today by our lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist, our chief medical executive Doctor Jin, a Cal dune. Robert Gordon and director of D A change US. And Jim Hackett, the CEO of Ford. I I want want to to congratulate congratulate Jim Jim on on his his upcoming upcoming retirement. retirement. I I appreciate appreciate his his leadership leadership and and his his years years of of Dedication Dedication to to ensuring ensuring that that Michigan Michigan remains remains the the automotive capital of the world, and we're excited to be here with Ford and you'll see why shortly Michiganders have now banned fighting the covert 19 pandemic for over five months. We took one of the most aggressive approach is in the nation against this virus and because we've taken this so seriously. We're doing much better than other states states like Florida and Texas who are continuing to struggle and closed later and reopened earlier than we did, who are now seeing historic surges in cases? I'm live, reported yesterday. That despite being one of the hardest hit states early on, Our state currently ranks 40th and the seven day average of new Corona virus cases per capita And in the 40th percent testing positive on Corona virus virus diagnostic diagnostic tests. tests. These These are are wonderful wonderful pieces pieces of of information information compared compared to to what's what's happening happening across across the the country country are are average average infects infects infection infection rate for the last month was half that of Ohio and Indiana and Wisconsin. This slide shows Michigan's daily cases per 1,000,000 compared to other Midwest States. I'm live also reported that states across the country that did not take this virus seriously, are now seeing record numbers in terms of daily Corona virus cases. Hospitalizations and deaths. Georgia was the first day in the country to reopen its economy and is now averaging five times the number new cases of Corona virus in a day, five times more than the state of Michigan. And while states like Georgia and Florida and Texas reported hundreds of new deaths last week, Michigan had 43 Percent positivity rate is also far below our Midwestern neighbors. And we have continued to ramp up testing over the past few months. There's a wonderful Twitter thread by Dr Asheesh Zhaan that talks about testing and positivity rates. I think it's worth your time to look, ifyou're happened to be on Twitter. This virus demands to be taken seriously. Youth will not protect you from this virus. Political affiliation will not protect you from this virus. This virus will not go away just because we're tired of dealing with it. The on ly way we can put a stop to this pant. I make an end to this pandemic is there take it seriously, do our part to protect one another and do what we know works. My mask says I wear this for you. And it is true. When we wear masks. We were properly so it covers our nose and Mo. When we practice social distancing and when we go out to get tested when it's necessary When we do these things, we put our whole state in a stronger position. To send our kids back to school safely. Wearing a homemade mask. It's simple. And it shows your commitment to protecting yourself. Your family and your fellow Michiganders from this virus. To make it easier for those who are particularly vulnerable to Cove in 19 and who need help securing masks. Today we're announcing the My Mask Aid project. This project is a partnership, a partnership involving the state of Michigan Bheema and the Ford Motor Company, and it's a result of the hard work of the Michigan Cove in 19 task force on racial disparities. Shared by Lieutenant Governor Garland Gilchrist Way will provide for 1,000,000 free masks to people who need them most really incredible donation that Ford is working with us. To make sure that we're able to do this. One million of the face coverings from FEMA 1.5 million from Ford will go to low income schools, the city of Detroit. Federally qualified health centers, Some Colvin, 19 testing sites and too many organizations, helping to reach vulnerable populations, including minority residents, who have been affected by the public health crisis as a result of historic racism. Anyone interested in receiving a free mask? Can find a distribution location by calling the Cove in 19 hotline at 85356136 We're looking at their local community Action agency online. I want to thank Jim Hackett and Ford for their partnership. In this project. It's partnership is going to save lives wearing a mask has been proven to reduce the chance of spreading covert 19 by about 70%. According to one estimate. If 95% of Americans wore masks between now and December 1st. It would save 66,000 American lives. According to one estimate, if 95% of Americans do this. We can get our make our economy stronger and save one another's lives. That's 66,000 people who are parents or grand parents or Children, siblings, friends. It could be saved by the simple act of wearing a mask when he go to the grocery store pharmacy when you're out and about As a parent. I know the number one thing on everyone's mind is whether and how their kids are going to return to the returned to school this fall. It's a pairs across Michigan are anxiously awaiting their school district's to decide how we're going to safely educate our kids, whether it's by remote learning or implementing the strict safety measures I outlined in the my safe schools reopening In June. After rise and covert cases in July and early August. Our case numbers have begun to plant home. So we're not out of the woods and this crisis is far from over. But we appear to have stopped the incline, but we're now playing told and we want to see that become a decline. To get through this and to ensure the safety of our kids, educators and support staff this fall. Everyone's got to continue to do their part. We also need the Trump Administration and Congress to step up and provide additional support. Two states like Michigan, so we can send more resource is to our classrooms to keep our kids and our educators and all of their families safe. I want to end by thanking the thousands of Michiganders on the front lines of this crisis, while people everywhere have made tremendous sacrifices to protect their families from this virus. Those on the front lines have put their own health at risk to take care of the rest of us. Every day for the past five months. Gruelling, stressful work. You've ever listened. Tio this American life on NPR. They've highlighted some stories of people on the front line in Detroit. You might want to check it out. I was proud, but also it was an eye opener. And I hope maybe you might listen. Nurses and doctors working 18 hour shifts and giving up time with their families to keep them safe. You stood by the side of a bed where someone lost their battle with covert 19 and their family couldn't be there. Grocery store workers, especially in the beginning of this pandemic, worked around the clock to keep ourselves stocked to ensure people could buy groceries safely. Child care workers who've been instrumental in helping our frontline workers save lives every day. These air truly the real heroes of this crisis, truck drivers and mail carriers. People who mask up every day for hours on end to ensure our safety. They deserve our gratitude and respect and the best way we can show it is by masking up. So with that I want to say thank you to all of those who have just described have stayed on the front lines. I want to encourage everyone in our state to keep doing our part to stay smart and to mask up. And with
What Contact Tracing Data Is Telling Us About How COVID-19 Spreads
"And NPR's survey of state health departments in the US finds few of them are publicizing data from their Corona virus contact tracing programs. As NPR's Selina Simmons, Duffin reports. Public health experts say transparency is essential in combating covert 19 Contact tracing happens when the public health worker calls each person who tested positive for the Corona virus, asks about their close contacts and then calls those contacts to tell them to quarantine on Ly 12 states and Washington, D C surveyed by NPR are publicly sharing the data. They're gathering from this process. I think it's a little bit scattershot right now, but the states that are doing it. It's a good star. That's Crystal Watson, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, who collaborated with P. R. On the survey. She highlights a few states including New Jersey, Louisiana and Delaware, that they're doing a good job, sharing this data publicly and hopes that more will follow their lead.
Belarus Opposition, In Exile, Appeals To U.S. Not To Recognize Contested Election
"Of Belarus is Democratic Opposition to President Alexander Lukashenko has been Svetlana Tohno scare a political novice running in the place of her imprisoned husband. She drew huge, enthusiastic crowds as she campaigned around the country. After Lukashenko claimed have 1 80% of the vote Sunday, She accused him of massive vote rigging and suddenly went missing. She reappeared in neighboring Lithuania, leaving a cryptic emotional video message was nature. Yeah, to say the companion, you know, she said, I thought this campaign and make me tough enough to withstand anything. But I've had to make a very difficult decision. Svetlana can not speak at this particular moment. Sins. Her husband is kept in prison, and probably they told before that he would not to survive the prison in case Svetlana would start to speak. Openly against this regimen would start to call people to the streets. That's hilarious Step cholera when, if taken Oscar's political allies, he too, is an exile. NPR reached him by Skype while he was in a taxi in neighboring Ukraine. Szukala on T entrepreneur and former Bella, Russian ambassador to the U. S. Was one of the main presidential contenders against Lukashenko. But like Tino Oscar's husband, Sergei, Color was denied registration is a candidate. He fled Belarus was his two Children amid pressure from authorities. His wife, Veronica, stayed behind to work on his campaign but has now also left Belarus. We expect that we will be united. They're very soon in one or two days, this political campaign brought duster different country sent to different places, and finally, we will be able to be together Psychologist now trying to get support from the European Union and the US The leaders of China and many former Soviet Republics were quick to recognise Lukashenko's reelection, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. We are very upset. We are very disappointed on the fact that Putin congratulated. You know Lukashenko with the results off the presidential campaign, we should be to be completely false. Candidates of collar was seen as a favorite with his diplomatic and business experience. Video on our website chasing Carla and his wife meeting voters during an opposition protest in downtown Minsk. The summer, Lukashenko figured that by barring Tikal and others from the election, you could afford to let one Oscar run and humiliate the opposition. Yeah. General soon. Practice can show you the one. I swear, I hardly think about, Schenkel said in a TV interview before the election calluses after his violent crackdown on the opposition this week. Lukashenko has blood on his hands. We would like the U. S. Government support Belarus people. And recognize Svetlana as the only legitimate leader in the Republic of Miller's planet taken Oscar's from's toehold, New free and Fair elections if she takes office. Valerie. It's of color has not given up his ambition to become the president of a Democratic Belarus. Lucien
Poll: Biden Leads Trump by 11 Points
"NewsHour Marist Poll finds Democrat Joe Biden's lead over President Trump has expanded to 11 points ahead of the election. NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports. Biden's lead has grown as more Americans are saying they now see the Corona virus as a really threat. President Trump doesn't get very good marks for his handling of the pandemic. His overall approval rating is down to 39% and voters said they prefer Biden to handle the Corona virus by 16 points. As a result, Biden is ahead in this survey with key groups like independence and people who live in the suburbs. And Trump has seen his advantage with white voters decline in 2016. Trump won them by 20 points. But in this poll trump in Biden are tied with the group. Medical
New California Financial Watchdog Would Take Aim At Predatory Lenders Amid Pandemic
"Millions of Americans who are short of money in the pandemic are vulnerable to scams and predatory loans. California lawmakers want to protect them by creating a new financial protection watchdog agency. They say, they have to do that because the federal government hasn't done its job. NPR's Chris Arnold reports critics say that under the trump administration, the main federal watchdog, the consumer. Financial Protection Bureau has been paralyzed one study. Last year found that it's enforcement activity plunged by eighty percent from two thousand fifteen. We are now as states left to do the Work Ourselves California? Assembly member Monique Lee Mon along with the governor is proposing to create the Department of Financial Protection and invasion. It would give the state broader power to police aggressive debt collectors, predatory loans, and other shady practices limo proposed before the pandemic. But now the timing of it is even more important. You see that at at the California level since Covid we've seen an increase of forty percent consumer complaints and we want to help them. Some of those complaints are about mortgage companies, personal loans, and companies that promise to help people get out of debt. A long list of fair lending and Consumer Protection Groups are backing the proposal. Suzanne MARTINDALE WORKS ON POLICY issues for consumer reports with millions of people. In California alone who filed for unemployment, many people are teetering on the brink of insolvency here. So lonely a risky payday product, aggressive debt collector that can for someone over the edge into poverty into bankruptcy and homelessness at the worst possible time in the middle of a public health crisis. Financial firms usually aren't big fans of more regulation but Beth Mills with the California Bankers Association says, it's okay if the new agency wants to better police some of the banks competitors, she says online lenders, for example, many face much. Looser regulations than the banks do we would welcome greater regulation on them to make sure that we're operating under the same rules. But when it comes to the companies that her group represents, which she says are most of the banks and lenders in the state large and small, we would like to be exempt from the bill because the banks and financial institutions that we represent are very heavily regulated at both state and. Federal Level added appears the financial firms of the ear of some lawmakers. A source close to the legislative negotiations tells NPR that a group of moderate Democrats is pressuring the governor to allow for large carve outs for many companies and that could mean a much weaker watchdog. Richard Cordray is a former director of the federal consumer financial protection. Bureau he's been consulting on the bill and says that would be a big mistake i. Don't think that the legislature should make it hard for consumers to get their money back when they've been victimized by unfair deceptive and abusive practices. Cordray says if it's done, right the new California agency could be a model for other states for how to have a tough financial watchdog agency of their own. But a legislative deadline means the bill has to get passed by the end of the month. There's a key hearing lawmakers.
'This is a crisis': National Urban League finds persistent racial disparities exacerbated during pandemic
"Urban League says its annual report on racial inequality in America explores various ways that the corona virus pandemic is exposing racism. NPR's Adrian Florido has more. The report titled The State of Black America Unmasked highlights how the pandemic has laid bare persistent racial disparities that the group has been documenting. For decades. It published data showing that African Americans and Latinos are roughly three times as likely to be affected by the Corona virus is white people. An African Americans, or roughly twice as likely as whites or Latinos to die from it. The reasons are complex but rooted fundamentally, the Urban League wrote in longstanding systemic racism. The urban lynx has decades of economic and social progress have not been enough to prevent much of the devastation that has befallen black and brown communities during the pandemic.
Targeted lung cancer treatments help reduce death rates: study
"Officials say improved treatments have helped lower lung cancer death rates as NPR's Richard Harris reports, The trends are also driven by a decline in cigarette smoking. Death rates from lung cancer have been falling for decades. But it's been tricky to tease out how much of that is because fewer people are smoking and how much is due to improve treatment. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that new drugs introduced in 2013 are playing a role. Scientists at the National Cancer Institute found that only about 20% of people who take these drugs have a long term response and the majority of people who are diagnosed with lung cancer still die within two years. But the drugs help enough people that it shows up in the death trends. Another class of drugs called checkpoint inhibitors, introduced in 2015 also appears to be beneficial.
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"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.
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
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.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.
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"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump continues his campaign swing across the nation in a final push to drum up support for Republicans ahead of next Tuesday's midterms. He scheduled to hold campaign events in Montana, Indiana, and Florida this week NPR's timber Keith reports Trump will rally supporters in Missouri tonight. President Trump has made it his mission to help defeat democratic senators running for re election in states. He won in twenty sixteen including Missouri. He will make one more stop there on Monday. The last in what will be an intense four days of campaigning to rallies a day on Friday Saturday and Sunday and three on Monday. His themes are now familiar hitting hard on. Immigration, bashing the press and Democrats by Trump's own account. He expects GOP Senate candidates will fare well on Tuesday. But when it comes to the house, he says Republicans are just doing okay, he is largely focusing his efforts in these final days and helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates tamra, Keith NPR news, Washington. The suspect charged in the deadly shooting at a Pennsylvania's synagogue has pleaded not guilty on Lee hearing from member station. W ESA reports Robert Bowers appeared in federal court today, this was Robert Bowers second court date since the Saturday attack that left eleven dead and six injured. He wore a red jumpsuit and was represented by two public defenders during the ten minute hearing. Prosecutors read the forty four charges against him and told him he could face the death penalty. The suspect did not make contact with the attorneys, but appear to listen intently, a grand jury charged him Wednesday with fatally preventing the free exercise of religion and commit. Firearms. Offenses the government said in a complaint filed the night of the shooting that the accused gunman made antisemitic statements during the attack the case is set to go to jury trial for NPR news. I'm only herring in Pittsburgh. Open. Enrollment begins today for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act NPR's. Alison kodjak reports the program is stable this year, despite the Trump administration's efforts to weaken it the Trump administration lower reduce the enrollment period about six weeks from last year, and those are the states that are on the federal marketplace, some states have their own marketplaces and those have longer enrollment periods. But most analysts say they're expect to see a similar level of enrollment in states where there's longer periods and more marketing, like California or New York, they're likely to see maybe an uptick NPR's. Alison kodjak reporting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends on December fifteenth at last check on. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up two hundred sixty four points. The NASDAQ composite up one twenty eight the S and P five hundred up twenty eight. This is NPR news. A new report from the US department of agriculture finds that people who read calorie labels on restaurant menus and fast food, menu boards and up consuming, less NPR's, Alison Aubrey reports. The new study finds that people who consult calorie counts on fast food menu boards consume about one hundred and eighty fewer calories over the course of the day compared to those who don't see or pay attention to the calories at a time when more than one in three Americans eat fast food on a given day. The new study suggests mandatory calorie posts can make a difference. Not everyone notices the calorie counts. But the study finds forty four percent of those who do report using the nutrition information to help decide what to order Allison. Aubrey NPR news Washington. A wide band of storms is moving through parts of the south. The storm prediction center's forecast operations. Chief Bill bunting says the system has spawned several tornadoes. Reports of tornadoes large hail damaging thunderstorm wins. And unfortunately, looking at the data coming in with head over one hundred thirty reports of damaging winds and eight tornadoes so far across portions of Louisiana and Mississippi at least two fatalities have been attributed to the storms. One death reported in Texas and another in Mississippi, the severe weather is expected to move east. Forecasters say the main threat will be heavy rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, especially near the Gulf Coast, I'm Windsor Johnston. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder, secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is just wrapped up remarks to reporters and Singapore as US and North Korean officials. Finalize preparations for the first-ever summit between President Trump and Kim Jong own NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Singapore with Trump and Kim scheduled to meet tomorrow morning. Both leaders arrived here on Sunday in both met with the host country. Singapore's prime minister leash Ian lung on Monday US ambassador to the Philippines soon, Kim with North Korean officials to hash out details of the talks. Kim Jong UN has said he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons, but he's insisting on security guarantees from the US in exchange came as already held two meetings with South Korean president moon Jae in as well as to with China's leaders Xi Jinping details of Tuesday's summit scheduler, vague. There have been suggestions that the summit could continue for a second day if necessary. Anthony, Kuhn NPR news, Singapore, top democrat on the Senate. Foreign relations committee at Markey of Massachusetts says for the summit to succeed President Trump and Kim Jong own most agreed to the meaning of denuclearization. On our side, we believe it means a removal of all nuclear weapons and delivery capacity on the Korean peninsula. Kim does not actually agree with that. President Trump says, he thinks things can work out very nicely with North Korea. He spoke to reporters during a working lunch with Singapore's prime minister also praised US embassy staff during a meeting greed at his attell following his arrival in Singapore, President Trump took some more swipes at Canada following the g. seven summit that wrapped up over the weekend posted a series of tweets that included criticism of NATO allies and the European Union on the flight to Singapore Trump pulled out of the joint communique. After Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised to fight the Trump administration's tariffs on aluminum and steel Italy's new populist government taking a hard line against migrant arrivals by closing the country's ports to appr-. Private rescue ship after Malta refused to ship permission to dock vampire Sylvia, jolly reports move stranded more than six hundred. Migrants, see a group SOS many as as rescue ship. Aquarius is carrying six hundred twenty nine migrants and is running short of food and water. Prime minister Giuseppe Konta said he asked Malta to assist those in difficulty, but was rebuffed. He said that confirms Malta's in Europe's unwillingness to intervene in an emergency, but till Salvini interior minister leader of the anti-immigrant party. The league posted under the hashtag ports closed Italy to says no to human trafficking. It's the only way he said to make ourselves heard in Brussels. Many commentators attributed the populist election success to the European Union's failure to assist Italy in handling the migrant crisis. So people Jolie NPR news Rome's been a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital officials say, it doesn't people are dead more than thirty wounded. This is NPR news. A big wildfire in south western Colorado was burning largely unchecked officials, say what's being called the four sixteen fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and officials have ordered a fresh round of evacuations of fires, burning north of Durango. Authorities ordered the residents of an additional six hundred seventy five homes to evacuate bringing the total to more than two thousand. The nation's largest actors union and four television networks have agreed to limit auditions that are held in hotel rooms and homes. NPR Shannon, Benzon reports a move is aimed at eliminating the so-called casting couch sack. After represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors the union along with ABC CBS NBC and FOX say they went to eliminate the potential for predators to exploit performers behind closed doors. The new guideline comes in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by more than eighty. Women against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, which led to a wave of similar allegations against famous. This men and politics, the media and entertainment. Earlier this month, Weinstein pled not guilty to criminal charges of rape and sexual assaults. Shannon van Sant NPR news Washington ago after the union that represents many employees at NPR last night's Tony awards band's visit won for best new musical. The show is based on a two thousand seven is Rayleigh film about a group of musicians from any gypsum police orchestra, stranded in a small as Rayleigh town. It also won Tonys for actor, Tony, shalhoub, and Katrina Lenk all the band's visit one, ten Tony awards. Harry Potter and the curse child one six on Joyal Snyder, NPR news.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.
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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.
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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.
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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from FOX searchlight presenting. I love dogs from filmmaker. Wes Anderson voice talents includes Bill Murray, Greta, gerwig, Jeff, Goldblum, and Scarlett Johansson. Now playing in select theaters. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora raum Moscow is expected to announce more expulsions of diplomats from Russia today, more than two dozen countries are expelling Russian diplomats to show anger over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil earlier this month, Russia previously announced as expelling sixty American diplomats as well as an unspecified number of envoys NPR's Lucian, Kim is in Moscow. He says that announcement was not unexpected. The move really wasn't a big surprise. The Kremlin in advance at Ardy telegraphed that it would respond in a reciprocal fashion. But what's a of some concern is that they're starting to run out of diplomatic targets on both sides NPR's, Lucian, Kim in Moscow the Environmental Protection Agency may decide as soon as this weekend, whether to scrap the current target standards on auto emissions, put in place by the Obama administration. The current rules call for doubling the average fleet wide fuel efficiency to about fifty miles per gallon by twenty twenty five Americans continue to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they put in the atmosphere, but NPR's Christopher. Joyce reports that trend is slowing carbon dioxide is the main source of emissions that cause global warming. Most CO two comes from Power companies as well as from vehicles and planes for over a decade. These emissions have been declining a little over one percent a year in two thousand seventeen. However, the decline was smaller well, less than one percent. The fact that emissions are declining at all is largely due to natural gas solar and wind energy, replacing coal fired Power generation according to the rhodium group and energy. Think tank. One reason for the slowdown is that people are driving and flying more miles. Now none. The less energy analysts expected emissions will continue to decline even if at a slower rate Christopher, Joyce NPR. News Turkish security forces say an attack killed six village guards and injured seven others in the country's southeast, they blame a Kurdish separatist group. The PK K NPR's limit all Aaron reports. The PK has been fighting the Turkish government on and off since nineteen forty eight. So it's been listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the US and the EU turkeys also been fighting a Kurdish militia group in Syria called the white PG. Uncool says that Syrian based group is actually an extension of the PK K so it must expel it from its border region. Meanwhile, Francis president Macron is trying to position himself as a mediator in the conflict. He met with some Syrian Kurds including members of the white PG this week, and he reached out to Turkey for possible reconciliation talks, but turkeys rejected France's, offer lemon LA NPR news. Beirut, the Pentagon says there was a roadside bombing in Syria. Last night to members of the coalition were killed five. Others were wounded. This is NPR news. News. The governor of Hawaii is expected to sign into law. Today I'm Bill to legalize physician assisted suicide. The measure was approved by the state house and the Senate by wide margins. It would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal drug to adults who have been given no more than six months to live patients must administer the dose themselves. A thirty six year old accountant was the unlikely hero of a National Hockey League game in Chicago. Last night NPR's John Stemp and says, the man was taken it from a recreational game up the street and forced into playing when the Blackhawks regular goalies went down with injuries. Scott foster played some hockey and college over ten years ago. And then the Blackhawks asked him to play the final fourteen minutes of last night's game. The initial shock happened. What happened here? S? I think he just kind of like out to that in what a game. He played fosters, shut down. One of the hottest teams in hockey the Winnipeg Jets, stopping all seven, seven shots in a six, two to win. Although Foster's coach wasn't expecting much Jovem loaded laughing as you're getting on the ice. I think I would too. Nor where his teammates. I don't think I heard anything other than put your helmet on. And now I'm standing here foster returns to his day job this morning Johnston, NPR news and the NC double A women's basketball championship. It's down to the final four tonight. 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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI What is your but that's the question REI coop is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips RE I can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Shea Stevens. The White House says President Trump intends to impose, stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. By the end of the week, NPR Scott Horsely says, the order could include an exemption for certain countries, including Canada, adding exceptions for you as allies, such as Canada could reduce the impact of the tariff water, and also the potential for a retaliatory trade war Republicans have been urging the White House to take a more surgical approach and include exceptions for America's allies, China, which President Trump accuses him undermining US industries through cheap exports says, it will make a necessary response to any US trade war. Chances of a meeting between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart will depend on how the two leaders handle issues of mutual interest. That's the message after a day-long meeting between Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared, Kushner and Mexican affair. Scholes NPR's carry com reports Thursday spent Wednesday in Mexico City meeting with the foreign minister and President. Enrique Pe a Nieto Mexico's Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that Kushner delivered a message from Trump about the importance of advancing joint initiatives and that a meeting between the two presidents depends on how much progress they make on issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, migration and security. A possible meeting between Trump and pending. The EPA was scuttled after a recent telephone conversation soured between the two over Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for US border wall Wednesday. The White House said, Mexico might be exempt from new tariffs Trump is putting on steel and aluminum imports carry con NPR News, Mexico City. It is unclear whether Florida's governor will sign a gun safety Bill That's heading to his desk as emperors Grigg Alan reports the measure calls for three-day waiting period and bruising the minimum age for gun sales and arming certain School employees. Lawmakers are the bill is intended to make sure there are no more school shootings like the one in parkland in which seventeen people died. It bans bumped stocks allows officers to seize the guns of people deemed a threat to themselves or others. It also includes four hundred million dollars to hire more school resource officers, improve mental health counseling and upgrade school security representative. Jared Moskowitz from Parkland says, the bill is just a start. It's not enough when major corporations around this country are ahead of us. We are behind despite calls from the school student activist lawmakers rejected several amendments to banned weapons like the AR fifteen style gun used in parkland Greg, Alan NPR News Tallahassee for the second time in less than a week. A storm is blanketing the East Coast as much as the foot of snow could fall from the Philadelphia area through most of New England before the system moves offshore and Thursday, the Nor'easter as knocked out electricity to some areas still awaiting repairs from last week storm. This is NPR News. The White House says President Trump has already won an arbitration case against an adult film actress claiming she's Trump's former mistress, Stephanie Clifford known professionally. A stormy Daniels is suing to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement saying she wants to set the record straight. Her lawsuit also mentions Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen who says he paid Clifford one hundred and thirty thousand dollars of his own money as part of the agreement. If you suddenly hear someone laughing at you and there's no one else in the room, It could be Amazon's Alexa. The smart speaker has been spontaneously laughing when the device as not in use as NPR's lower side Elber poured some users are not amused. Social media was buzzing with strange stories. One person tweeted that he was on the verge of falling asleep. Then then he heard Baja. He tweeted out, there is a good chance. I get murdered tonight. Alexa also got a little rebellious. A user on Reddit complained that they told Alexa to turn out the lights three times They kept coming back on. Then Alexa stopped responding altogether and let out. The user wrote, I still get the chills. Amazon says it found a fix for the problem. Alexa has been mishearing words as Alexa laugh. The company says, now you have to say, Alexa, Can you laugh? She sure can. Laura sigh ideal NPR News tourist visits to the United States have dropped for the fifth month in a row. The US Commerce Department says international arrivals were down five percent in February as compared to the same month in two thousand sixteen I'm She Stevens NPR News in Washington.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.