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"nathan ross" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Of hurricane katrina and it's a stark reminder that we have to do everything we can prepare the people in the region and make sure we're ready to respond. Biden says fema has already positioned food water power and other supplies in texas and louisiana mandatory evacuation. Orders are up for a large part of southern louisiana as the state braces for extended power outages national fire. Managers are requesting the activation of active duty army personnel to help fight the wests massive wildfires. But as npr's nathan ross reports firefighting resources are spread. Then more than twenty six thousand firefighters are currently working to corral and suppress wildfires across drought-stricken. Western us all of the nation's firefighting resources have been activated and working since early july but with more than eighty large fires still burning particularly in northern california. More help is needed a couple of hundred active duty. Army soldiers are going to get a crash. Training in wildland fire. We'll be deployed early next month. Fire activities expected to stay high for many weeks to come nathan rot. Npr news and you're listening to npr news. In washington and across the country activists held rallies to call on. Congress has federal voting rights legislation as npr's want to swap summers reports. It's part of a week of action against a wave of proposals to kerr ballot. Access in several states one of several demonstrations planned and the washington. Dc area included the families of martin. Luther king junior and the late congressman. John lewis participants marched from downtown washington to the national mall for a rally where speakers included members of the congressional black caucus. Lanc representative sheila jackson-lee of texas taxes again. We cannot have brutality again. We cannot be counting the jelly beans in the jar. And but right now. We have the most oppressive voting laws in the entire history of america. Democrats have proposed to voting rights bills targeted at state based voter suppression but both face strong. Republican opposition wanna summers. npr news washington in bangladesh. At least twenty one people died after their passenger boat sank friday with more than one hundred people on board the driver of a cargo vessel that is suspected of colliding with the passenger boat has been arrested and emergency service official says despite earlier reports of dozens missing. They found no one after searching the area for twenty four hours. The boat had no passenger list. Which is common in the area. Deadly accidents are common in bangladesh because of unskilled workers and poor enforcement of safety rules. I'm janine herbst and you're listening to npr news..
"nathan ross" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington. I'm dave mattingly. President biden is hosting a summit on climate. Change tomorrow earth day. Npr's nathan ross says many world leaders will be attending virtually beginning today the two day. Virtual summit is a bit of a welcome back party for the us on the international climate stage. The biden administration is expected to announce how it plans to meet targets set under the paris climate agreement but it's also an opportunity for climate change to take center stage at the federal level. Congress is holding a hearing at the same time about fossil fuel subsidies and their influence on international action. Meanwhile a who's who of biden administration leadership will hold online sessions with other world leaders to talk about climate action and other threats to the natural world nathan wrought. Npr news later today. The house is expected to vote on legislation. That would make washington. Dc the fifty first state under the bill. The white house the us capital and the national mall would remain as a federal district. Congressional democrats argued that provision would enable dc to become a state without a constitutional amendment republicans in the house and senate opposed the measure. Which would give washington dc two senators and one member of the house. The state would be called washington. Douglas commonwealth in honor of frederick douglas. The mayor of columbus ohio is responding to this week's fatal police shooting of a sixteen year old girl armed with a knife outside a home video shows the teenager lunging at another girl with a knife when an opened fire. Joe ingles with ohio public radio reports columbus mayor. Andrew ginther says the swift release of body camera footage that showed an officer shooting makhaya bryant four times and an independent investigation show. The city is being able to concerned residents but he says the entire city these to come together to address the larger problem but leads to this. There is a hopelessness out there amongst young people. And that's something collectively as a community. We're going to have to address. Columbus has been gripped by tension over police shootings in recent months in december of franklin county sheriff's deputy to a fugitive tax force shot at twenty three year old black man at the entrance of his columbus home for npr news. I'm joe ingles. In columbus funeral services are being held today in minnesota for dante right. The twenty year old black man was shot and killed by a white police officer in brooklyn center on april eleventh. Has officers struggled to arrest right during a traffic stop last night. Hundreds of people turned out at a church in minneapolis for a public. Viewing the now former officer. Who shot right. Kim potter is charged with second degree manslaughter in his death potter and the city's police chief resigned days after that shooting this is. Npr news from washington. The justice department is investigating whether the minneapolis police department uses excessive force. The announcement was made by attorney. General merrick garland a day after former minneapolis. Police officer derek. Chauvin was convicted of killing. George floyd during an arrest. Last year chauvin will be sentenced in june. The mayor of minneapolis. Jacob fry tells. Npr he welcomes the investigation novelist. Louise eric is this year's winner of the aspen words literary prize. Npr's petra mayor says. She was honored for her novel. The nightwatchman the nightwatchman in louise urge winning. Novel is based on her own grandfather. Who guarded a factory in rural north dakota and served as a chippewa tribal elder at a time. When the government was trying to end native american landownership writes in a process known is termination. The thirty five thousand dollar aspen words. Prize honors fiction that grapples with contemporary issues tribal termination ended officially in the nineteen seventies but its effects echo today in remarks recorded for the ritual ceremony urge accepted the award on behalf of her grandfather whom she described as one of the dwindling number of first speakers of the language she added that the prize quote will go to assist in the revitalization of the ojibwa language. Petro mayor npr news stock markets in asia and did mostly higher today shares rose in tokyo hong kong and in sydney they were flat and shanghai. Japan's nikkei index added slightly more than two percent. This follows a day of gains on wall. Street i'm dave mattingly. Npr news in washington..
Fires In California And Colorado Cover The West With Smoke
"There are nearly a hundred uncontrolled large fires burning across the western US right now in California Colorado Oregon and other states the fires have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and the smoke is affecting millions as NPR's Nathan. Ross reports that is especially worrisome during this pandemic. Stephanie Christianson is a pulmonologist or a lung doctor as she puts it who's already on the frontlines of covid nineteen. She's an assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco and over the last few days and week as fires exploded around the bay area filling the air with acrid smoke sheet and some of her colleagues started asking each other. Every apocalypse packers now is it feels kind of like we're. Doctors it wasn't exactly what to expect. Going into this, the smoke from California's fires and others is blanketing most of the western US blurring skylines and creating haze from the west coast to as far east as Kansas and in that smoke is something that Christians, and says is definitely not good to be breathing particularly during a respiratory pandemic an air pollutant called PM two point five. It's this particulate matter which is really really tiny thirty times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. So it's really really small and that means that it can lodge deep into your lungs where Christians says, it can cause A. Whole host of problems that can increase the risk of as exacerbating COPD exacerbations, heart disease issues, and she says potentially cove in nineteen the viruses new enough that most of the research into links between it, an air pollution like smoke are preliminary but Christian says they do know enough to speculate that smoke inhalation could make the virus worse and it's worrying health officials and researchers all across the western US I was initially really worried about wildland firefighters Luke Montrose is an assistant professor of community and Environmental Health at a very smoky Boise State University, and served transition my thought now. To today's the first day of school at Boise State and the first day of classes for a lot of schools K. through twelve in the West in normal times. MONTROSS says during Smoky Fire Seasons schools can keep windows shut but in a year like this closed the windows and potentially increase the concentration of virus that could be spreading around the school because you're trying to reduce the amount of toxic wildfire smoke a situation he says where there's really no good choice. Out NPR news.
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"Live from NPR news I'm Korva Coleman the number of people infected with the corona virus in the US is poised to pass three million more than one hundred thirty one thousand people have died. That's according to Johns Hopkins University the. Nation's top infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci says officials should ask that everyone where face coverings to stop the virus. Individual mandates wherever they come from I. Think are important because when people get a signal. That you may or may not want to wear a mask, which means it may or may not be helpful. That's very confusing. Signal new daily cases are rising in forty six states and several have set record high numbers of them that includes California and Texas and Hawaii Idaho and Montana, president trump insist schools should reopen in the fall even as the pandemic spreads. He hosted an event at the White House on Tuesday. We're administration. Officials echoed his demand. State and local leaders make the call whether to reopen their schools Mexico's president meet Donald. Trump at the White House today, NPR's Carrie Kahn reports, both leaders have clashed over immigration, but our meeting to celebrate a new North American trade pact. President Andras Manuel, Lopez or arrived in DC late last night on a commercial flight with a layover in Atlanta. The Mexican president refuses to use the presidential plane in keeping with his frugal style beside the health concerns of flying through several US airports local over doors, taking a big political risk meeting with trump who's long denigrated Mexicans calling them rapists and animals Lopez over a door says he needs to work with the US president for. For the economic wellbeing of his country Mexico's economy has taken a nosedive as nineteen cases Sore Mexico has now passed France and Spain in the number of deaths from the Virus Carrie. Kahn NPR News Mexico, city President Trump's knees has published a book that the trump family tried to block. The book offers and unsparing view Donald trump and his father NPR has obtained a copy of Mary Trump's book. NPR's Tamra Keith prepared this report. Mary trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Junior, a tragic figure in the trump family who died in his early forties after years of struggling with alcoholism, the author who was a teenager when her father died rights Donald, following the lead of my grandfather, and with the complicity, silence and inaction of his siblings destroyed. My father. I can't let him destroy my country there. There are many family stories in this book that put the trump's in a negative light and claim that the president paid someone to take his sat's for him in a statement White, House spokeswoman Sarah Mathews questions, the authors motives, and says trump's father was very good to him and describes the sat allegations as completely false Tamra Keith NPR news. You're listening to NPR news. FORMER VICE PRESIDENT! Joe Biden one two more Democratic presidential primaries. Tuesday one is in his home state of Delaware. The other is in New Jersey also in new. Jersey former teacher and Kennedy won a Democratic Congressional primary to phase Republican incumbent representative. Jeff van drew in the fall and drew changed parties last year to support president trump. Amy Kennedy is married to former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy. The trump administration is scrapping plan to reintroduce grizzly bears to a mountain range in Washington state. NPR's Nathan Ross reports. The plan faced some local opposition from ranchers and others. The announcement by Interior, Secretary David Bernhardt that his agency would not move forward with the reintroduction plan. Is it reversal from his predecessor former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revived plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the north cascades in two thousand, eighteen, much to the dismay of some in neighboring rural communities who didn't WanNa live near a large Predator that was almost entirely driven from the landscape decades ago. Bernhardt says it's those local concerns that led them to abandon the plans. Grizzly. Bear numbers have greatly improved in parts of Montana. Wyoming and Idaho, but few remain in Washington and the species remains protected under the Endangered Species Act Nathan Rot NPR news, heavy rain and flooding continue to inundate parts of Japan, and at least fifty five people have died. Rivers are overflowing and mudslides have killed people. Millions of people have been asked evacuate, but the call was not mandatory. Many people didn't go to shelters concerned about the corona virus. This is NPR..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst in a rare joint statement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell declined a White House offer of rapid corona virus tests as NPR's. Tom Ricky reports. Then offer came after the capital's attending physician said there wasn't enough capacity to two senators as they return next week when the capital's attending physician said there weren't enough test for senators and their staff. It contradicted the image of readily available testing. The White House has been trying to project health and Human Services Secretary Alex as our tweeted that he was sending over three rapid test machines and a thousand tests and Saturday morning. President Trump tweeted that there is tremendous capacity in Washington and the five minute tests should be used the statement from Pelosi and McConnell. Thanks the administration for its generous. Offer adding quote our country's testing capacities are continuing to scale up nationwide and Congress wants to keep directing resources to the frontline facilities where they can do the most good the most quickly for now they said Congress's attending physician would follow CDC guidelines for who should be tested Timbre Keith. Npr News in Tennessee more than thirteen hundred inmates and staff have tested positive for the virus at a private prison about an hour. Outside Nashville Samantha. Max of member station W. P. L. N. reports the state's largest known outbreak at a single detention facility with the latest development. Governor now says all inmates and correctional staff will be tested for Cova nineteen next week. The state has declined multiple calls in the past to test all inmates. Instead officials have taken a tiered approach first screening individuals who report symptoms and then scaling up testing. If there's a suspected outbreak now more than twenty thousand state prisoners and employees will be tested for the virus with help from the State Health Department and the Tennessee National Guard for NPR news. I'm Samantha Amax in Nashville in Maine a poultry processing plant closed today. We'll stay closed through Monday. Because of an outbreak of the Corona Virus Willis writer Arnold from Maine public. Radio has more the main center for Disease Control Confirms At least eleven cases of covert nineteen have been identified at Tyson foods poultry processing center in Portland Maine. Cdc Director. Dr Shaw Says Agency has been working with the company since they were notified of outbreak conditions. Tyson foods is planning on following main. Cdc's recommendation to conduct universal testing across all the employees at the Facility for company confirmed in a statement. Friday that it will suspend operations from Saturday through Monday in order to quote perform deep cleaning and sanitation in the production area and of common areas. The testing will be conducted by an outside medical contractor for NPR news. I'm Willis writer Arnold in Portland Maine and you're listening to. Npr news from Washington scientists say and ozone hole over the Arctic. The became the largest on record has now closed. Npr's Nathan Ross. Reports a change in weather not human activity is being credited the announcement that the ozone hole over the Arctic is healed is good news. Observers at the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service had watched it grow over the last few months using words like unusual and unprecedented to describe it. Those are not words you WanNa hear. Scientists use when describing a hole in the ozone layer. Which acts like a sunscreen protecting everything below from harmful ultraviolet radiation scientists. Say a strong long-lived polar vortex caused the whole to form and an end to that polar vortex led to a closing pollutants have contributed to other ozone holes in the past but are not believed to have contributed to this Nathan Rut. Npr News Two big earthquakes today in Puerto Rico. A magnitude five point four quake hit on the southern part of the island. Jolting many people from their beds. It struck in an area where hundreds of homes were destroyed in a quake in early January. That killed one person and caused millions dollars in damage. Many people are still in shelters because of that earlier quake and on the Greek island of Crete a magnitude six point. Six quake hurt early this morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages in either quake. Greece is located in a highly size. Met a seismically active area and experiences hundreds of quakes each year. I'm Janine herbst. Npr News Washington..
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"Us House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi says it will also fast track billions of dollars to medical providers on the frontlines of the outbreak is people risk their lives trying to save other people's lives and they take home what they interact within an infected environment. Take home this is just asking for too much. The bill will rush direct payments to eligible Americans expand unemployment benefits and provide funding for small businesses and large corporations including airlines Windsor Johnston. Npr News Washington. Four people are dead and more than one hundred thirty six aboard a cruise ship holding off the coast of Panama. Npr's Greg Allen reports at least two people there have tested positive for the Krona Virus the Holland America cruise ships on Dom departed from Buenos Aires on March seventh but no guests have disembarked since March fourteenth and Chile. Over the weekend the company reported forty passengers and crew had developed flu like symptoms and the ship was intending to sail to Fort Lauderdale. The administrator for the Panama Canal however said the Zaandam would have to be quarantined Holland America. Set another ship the Rotterdam to deliver medical supplies and personnel to the Zaandam. The cruise line says it plans to begin transferring healthy pastures to the Rotterdam with priority given to people with inside state rooms who are over seventy under guidelines developed the CDC in guests. Who are ill or who've come into close contact with someone sick will remain on the Zaandam for doctors and two nurses will also remain aboard Greg Allen NPR news. A university in Arizona is ramping up production of hand sanitizer to distribute to hospitals in the region and to the DONOHOE nation from member station K. J. Z. Z. In Phoenix Jill Ryan Reports University of Arizona. President Robert Robbins says. Researchers are working as fast as they can everything. Supplies are limited. Our labs are predicting hand sanitizers and a belief or skipping two hundred bottle to the Navajo nation. Among many people in the Navajo Nation. Do not have readily available sources of clean water and the tribal president has declared a public health state of emergency because of the corona virus along with the hand sanitizer. The university says it's experts will be working on the creation of corona virus testing kits as well as doing immunology research for NPR news. I'm Jill Ryan in Phoenix. And you are listening to. Npr news from Culver City for the third time in five years authorities say large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been bleached by warm waters. Npr's Nathan Ross reports that damage in some parts of the reef is said to be severe. Australia's recent summer was the hottest and driest on record spurring unprecedented wildfires. That held the world's attention weeks. Scientists have been eager to see how those same temperatures affected the Great Barrier Reef surveys around going but the government agency responsible for the reef now says they have seen enough to be able to confirm another mass bleaching event with eighty percent of the coral being severely affected in some areas. Not all of that bleached coral will die. Scientists stressed that it can recover but with global temperatures rising more bleaching events are expected around the world and into the future Nathan Rod. Npr News in Atlanta Georgia. A civil rights giant has died reverend. Joseph Lowry Co founded the southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr Martin Luther King Junior is being remembered as a leader who was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in two thousand nine lowry gave the Benediction at the inauguration of the country's first black President Barack Obama when we were fighting for voting rights. Back in the sixties. Oh we all felt that one day there might be a black president. But I don't recall any of us saying that we lived. See it Nets Larry. Speaking in an interview. Two Thousand Nine Obama later bestowed him bestowed on him the Presidential Medal of freedom this is NPR..
Tom Udall, Nathan Ross And Lee discussed on Environment: NPR
"Next two more big changes. The trump administration is making these ones to the way it carries out the endangered species act that is the law credited with saving wildlife. If such as bald eagles on grizzly bears that these changes are the biggest revisions in decades and there has been swift backlash from wildlife groups and democratic lawmakers they warn it will be harder to protect species at a time when many face mounting threats n._p._r.'s nathan ross reports the trump administration has been working on these revisions to the endangered species act for a long time urged on by republican lawmakers and industry groups who think that the landmark wildlife conservation law has been applied too strictly talk although the endangered species act enjoys broad bipartisan support among american voters according to recent polling some view it as a tool for federal government overreach reach particularly in western states making the announcement earlier today karen but fail in a deputy solicitor at the interior department said the changes were made to provide vite greater transparency as well as to provide regulatory assurances and protection for both endangered species and who rely on the us federal and private land but failing worked as a property rights attorney in wyoming before coming to interior and has long been a critic of federal policies that she thinks go too far. Today's moves are being celebrated by industry groups from utilities to mining companies and are being roundly criticized. This is by wildlife organizations but discerning what's actually in the changes is a little more complicated the listening critical habitat. Let's see as a hundred forty pages ages. Jake lead the director for biodiversity. The environment policy innovation center is still trying to get through all of the revisions. There's more than three hundred pages in total. Unfortunately unfortunately the changes that are spread throughout the entire document. Lee says from what he's seen so far much of what's changing is administrative. It's bookkeeping other parts. Though he says has are more problematic. There are a number of changes that do we can then dangerous species for one. The administration is trying to weaken the level of protections texans for threatened species. That's not the same as endangered but for more than forty years. They've been protected the same way not anymore now the u._s. fish and wildlife service. I will determine how much protection to give threatened species on a case by case basis. Another change will require wildlife officials to consider occupied habitat. The replace plant or animal currently is before looking at unoccupied areas like place it may migrate to in the future that wildlife advocates say is shortsighted in an era of climate change as many as one million species are at risk of disappearing many within decades according to a recent u._n. Report habitat tattoo shrinking because of human development and climate impacts like rising seas in a press conference blasting the changes new mexico senator. Tom udall a democrat pointed did that out. Now is the time to strengthen the essay not cripple. There's a coalition and congress who agrees with me. We need to consider stopping. He needs regulations by any means including the congressional review act that may just be one of the many challenges facing the trump administration's revisions state attorneys general general and environmental groups are already promising to sue as well nathan rot n._p._r. News
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"Two percent, the update reflects slightly lower business investment, and a smaller build-up of inventories that was partially offset by consumer spending, which was somewhat higher than initially forecast. Most forecasters say the first-quarter growth rate was propped up in part by temporary factors. Man. They expect to see slower growth in the current quarter. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, for example, is projecting second quarter growth of just one point three percent in recent days, concerns about slowing growth and the ongoing trade war with China have been weighing on financial markets, Scott Horsely, NPR news, Washington. The national weather service says the chance for severe weather continues. Today. Okay. In the central US. The weather service has more than two dozen tornado reports from yesterday. Most of them in Iowa, the chance of catastrophic flooding remains in many low lying areas including an Oklahoma and Arkansas, NPR's Nathan Ross reports river levels, there are still at record highs in Fort Smith. Arkansas. The Arkansas river is twenty feet over flood stage. It's slopped over major roads closed bridges, and inundated a few neighborhoods on the city's outer edges water levels crested Wednesday, but are expected to reach new highs Friday. All of that water is going to continue to make its way east and south causing flood concerns all the way to the Gulf of Mexico NPR's. Nathan Ron reporting on Wall Street, the markets are up the Dow Jones industrial average is up seventy five points at twenty five thousand two hundred two the NASDAQ is up forty four points at seventy five hundred ninety one. You're listening to NPR. At seven four. I'm Cheri Glazer with KCRW news, the California assembly approved a Bill that would change the standard. For one police officers in the state can use lethal force. The proposal would require police to justify the killing of a suspect by showing the action was necessary to protect the officers life under current law..
"nathan ross" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Through her work. Her new piece is called. There is no other on it. She collaborates with talion musician Francesco Teresi and together, they create a multi layered multi influence, work, featuring instruments and influences that cross cultures. That's coming up. All our this hour. This is all of it. I'm Alison Stewart, and I will meet you on the other side of the news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The Trump administration says China is trying to renege on commitments it made during trade talks with the United States NPR's. Jim zarroli reports that US officials are responding my threatening to increase tariffs on Chinese imports. US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer told reporters that China is attempting to back out of certain commitments it had made in the trade talks. And he said that is unacceptable to President Trump. He didn't say what the specific areas were where Beijing had made changes over the weekend. Trump tweeted that he would increase tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports from Ken to twenty five percent. Trump's threat came just a few days before Chinese trade negotiators are to return to Washington for another round of talks. Jim zarroli NPR news, New York trade worries in Wall Street stocks sharply lower Monday, but the market recovered by the end of the trading session. The now ended the day sixty six points lower. The Trump administration is stepping pressure on Iran by sending an aircraft carrier group to the Persian Gulf sooner than scheduled secretary of state. Mike Pompeo says the move is in response to Iranian threats of possible attacks on the United States or its allies. We have continued to say activity that leads us to believe that there's escalation that maybe taking place. And so we're taking all the appropriate actions both from a security perspective while as our ability to make sure that the president has a wide range of options, and they met this up. They should actually take place Pompeo says the US is not trying to provoke Iran. He says it is trying to get that country to stop a number of activities, including its sponsorship of terror groups and building mississippians in Yemen. The administration has already pulled the US out of a nuclear deal with Tehran and reimpose sanctions. Scientists from around the globe, say human beings are threatening nature in unprecedented ways as NPR's Nathan Ross reports the find. Things are part of a new report warning that as many as one million plants and animals could be wiped out in the coming decades, the authors of this weeping reports say it's the most comprehensive look at the state of the natural world ever conducted links thousands of studies from hundreds of the world's leading scientists to paint a dire picture human activity is threatening the natural systems on which we all depend, sir. Robert Watson, one of you. In reports lead. Authors says the loss of biodiversity is not just an environmental problem is an economic issue development security, social, ethical, Imola shoot. By the verse has incredible economic value. And he warns unless rapid transformative change happens around the world to stop pollution climate change, the depletion of habitat, we will continue to lose biodiversity at unprecedented rates, Nathan route NPR news. And you're listening to NPR news. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has begun serving his three year prison sentence for campaign finance violations and other offenses Cohen reported to a federal facility in upstate New York. Monday morning. He also condemned in his words, the xenophobia injustice and lies at the helm of the nation. Mortars new services to of its reporters have been freed from prison in the end bar. The journalists were convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison last September allegedly for violating the so called official secrets act just four months earlier, the pair were awarded Pulitzer prizes for their reporting on the Myanmar military's crackdown on Muslim minorities. This year's New York. Drama critic circle awards have been announced and three Broadway shows are among the recipients. We get details from Jeff London, the nineteen critics from daily newspapers magazines and wire services chose the adaptation of the film comedy Tootsie.
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"And by the way, if this happens now as other people have already pointed out it's going to it's going to continue the dirty little secret. Here Audie is that the Republicans in congress at least most of them weren't all that enthusiastic about the wall. The president had Republican majorities in both the house and the Senate for two years. There was no wall funding or no significant wall funding, and now all of a sudden it's crisis. When in fact, the numbers of illegal immigrants coming across the border down that Senator I wanted Joan because the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is the one who announced this do you think Republicans will fall in line? We just have thirty seconds left. I think I I hope not the Mitch McConnell opposed this a week ago. And you know, this will be a test of whether they really believe what they've been saying for a long time that no president should have this kind of power. Marco Rubio today was very critical on Cornyn had his doubts. So I think it's going to be particularly if. The house votes. Say resolution of disapproval it's gonna put the Republicans in the Senate and into a really difficult position. That's senator. I'm sorry about that. That's Maine Senator Angus king. Thank you for speaking. With us. Thank you already. The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a massive public land's package, it designates more than a million acres as wilderness and reauthorize is major conservation programs. So the house is expected to pass it as well NPR's Nathan Ross reports on why lawmakers can agree on this. When they are divided over so much else. Sharon Pacino has been working on public lands and environment issues for the natural Resources Defense Council for a long time and just at a time. When here I am in Washington DC kind of down and out because nothing seems to be functioning you have leaders on both sides of the aisle, delivering what really is the largest and most sweeping lands package in in the last quarter century needless to say, she thinks it's a welcome change. And the really is a lot in this Bill more than one hundred pieces of individual. Legislation all package together. Some of the pieces are brought like sweeping new wilderness designations in Oregon, Utah, New Mexico and California New protections for hundreds of miles of rivers or the creation of four new national monuments other parts are super granular, but locally important like Bill clarifying that four Alaskan minors just four should be exempt from a specific federal feet really gets that detailed Stanley center vice president for bird conservation at the Audubon society says that's partly why it got so much support parts of this legislation. He says every member's district or or state. And so there's something there that local people support all across the country, regardless of your political stripe. The biggest example of this is the permanent reauthorization of the land in water conservation fund, a program that funds outdoor recreation and conservation with money brought in from offshore oil and gas drilling and it expired last year. There are some who oppose the program Republican Senator Mike Lee from Utah who voted against the larger Bill equates it to a federal land. Grab overall though the land and water conservation fund is hugely popular here in bozeman Montana where I live and work. Fully eighty percent of our city parks have benefited from land and water conservation funding. Scott Brennan is the wilderness society's Montana state director, and he thinks that the broad support this legislation got in a very divided. Congress speaks to the power of public lands. A recent poll by Colorado college found that the vast majority of voters in the mountain west, regardless of their party viewed themselves as outdoor recreation enthusiasts and conservationists, no matter who you voted for in the last election. If you're lager, you're a tree hugger, you're a hunter, you're vegetarian we all love public lands. And we agree on a lot. Hopefully, Brennan says this Bill can serve as a reminder of that. At Nathan route NPR news. This is NPR news. KCRW sponsors include Twentieth Century, Fox presenting bohemian rhapsody.
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"WNYC. I'm Lance lucky light snow into the early morning less than an inch accumulation around thirty degrees. Son by mid day today, the high forty two Sunday starts Saturday, but clouds in the afternoon and snow becomes likely late in the afternoon and mixing with sleet and freezing rain, Saturday night three to five inches before change over to rain and early Sunday. This is WNYC FM HD and AM New York. Good morning. A democratic investigator says the president, quote may have suborned perjury. This is in response to a news report that the president told his lawyer to lie to investigators. It's morning edition from NPR news. President Trump delivered a reprisal to house speaker Nancy Pelosi, I'm David green. And I'm Steve Inskeep. One day after she suggested putting off his state of the union address the commander-in-chief denied her a military flight to Afghanistan. Also this hour North Korean diplomat works to arrange a second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong UN and what's driving the cheap gas. Prices drivers have been enjoying. It's Friday January eighteenth the day in two thousand one when outgoing President Bill Clinton delivered a farewell address. Think of all the tap. And since the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The White House says President Trump cancelled house speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan and Brussels to keep her in Washington to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown the president did so in a letter shortly before Pelosi and other lawmakers were scheduled to leave on a government plane on the previously undisclosed trip. The move came a day after Pelosi issued a letter to the president advising him to postpone the annual state of the union address because of the shutdown democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia says the president is being a bully. This guy is so unbelievably Patty, and this is bullies everywhere are petty insecure people, and that's what this move demonstrates Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, criticized Trump and Pelosi saying in his words, one sophomoric response does not deserve. Another today marks for. Four weeks since a partial shutdown of the federal government began. It's the longest on record about eight hundred thousand federal workers are furloughed or not receiving paychecks. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is among those in the Trump administration saying little about the economic ramifications. Steve Beck ner reports. The longer the partial government shutdown has gone on the more economists have warned of its potential impact on the economy. Not to mention the hardships. It has created for furloughed federal employees, the longest ever shutdown has been blamed for disrupting travel at the nation's airports depriving, private contractors of government, procurement business and leaving the Federal Reserve without key economic statistics needed to make monetary policy. Among other things to assess the damage the democrat controlled House Ways, and means committee invited Mnuchin to testify next week by the president senior economic advisor has declined the request for NPR news. I'm Steve back near a series of storms has brought at least ten inches of rain to parts of southern California and up to four feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada. NPR's Nathan Ross says last year's wildfires prompted fears of mudslides and flooding and led to evacuations school was cancelled in parts of California and evacuation orders have been given of most concern are areas that were recently ravaged by wildfire stripped of vegetation, hillsides are far more susceptible to collapse in southern California where the Wolsey fire burn late last year officials have ordered evacuations of Malibu and other areas in northern California debris flows are expected near the fire new town of paradise. The storm has also brought feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada mountains and is expected to move eastward heading into the weekend. Nathan rot NPR news. Stocks in Asia ended the day mostly higher China. Shanghai composite as marking three consecutive weeks of gains. This is NPR news. News from Washington. Public school teachers in Los Angeles remain on strike, though contract talks have resumed and are likely to continue into the weekend. If necessary that's according to the president of the LA unified school district. Union officials are downplaying expectations.
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"Not be able to get a specific qualification in time for the next season. Perhaps more concerning than Las training, though is lost time for projects that would reduce fire risk. So make that real. I what kind of projects are we talking about exactly so fuel mitigation projects thinning operations to reduce vegetation. In federal forests prescribed fires. So prescribed fires are widely viewed as the best tool force managers have to avoid the types of big catastrophic wildfires that have become all too common each year, but because of the shutdown those aren't happening on federal land right now and the window in which to do them is closing in places like the southeast. This is prime time for prescribed fire there. I talked to Jim Carroll's, the director of the Florida forest service. And he says the feds have already missed out on three weeks of good burn conditions there. You know, if you miss a whole month of the prime time. It's hard to catch up those acres at least for another year. You know, and it's important to note. Most fire colleges would tell you. We're already way behind in that regard. So it could be quite dangerous. And Nate hasn't President Trump tweeted repeatedly that there needs to be more forced management to prevent mega-fires the shutdown clearly isn't helping that. Yeah. And look President Trump is not wrong. They're bad or misguided forest management. Let's say is one of the big reasons that we do have these big fires, you know, as well as climate change. The irony here, though, is that in a place like California where I am. Now. The president keeps berating forest management threatening to withhold emergency funds. But more than fifty percent of California's forests are managed by the federal government and right now due to the shutdown federal management isn't happening on those lands. That's NPR's Nathan Ross. Thank you so much. Thank you Lou this weekend. Another democrat jumped into the twenty twenty presidential campaign. Former housing and urban development secretary Lianne Castro made his big announcement yesterday in San Antonio, Texas. I am a candidate for president of the United States of America Castro is just one of a whole bunch of Democrats jumping in Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Friday. She's also planning to run and many others have been making the pilgrimage to Iowa NPR political. Correspondent asthma holiday is covering the twenty twenty. Campaign and joins us now. Good morning smile. You tired yet? Warning Lilith not yet. That's good because there's a long road ahead. All right. What's Houlihan Castro's case for being president? He's been calling himself the antidote to Trump, and this is largely because he sees his personal story. A story of what immigrants have contributed positively to this country. And this just being an opposition to the way that Donald Trump has portrayed some immigrants. His grandma was born in Mexico and moved to Texas and she worked as a maid in a cook. And then he and his brother, you know, went onto these Ivy league educations, so he feels like it's really important given the attacks specifically on the Latino community to be a part of that political conversation. I'm so that's kinda the gist of it one thing, I think that's worth remembering that, you know, a few years ago Castro was really seen as rising political star. He gave the keynote speech at the twenty twelve democratic national convention, and there was a lot of excitement around him. But you know, now, just given how many people are expected. How many high profile candidates are expected this season? He he's not really seen is necessarily a front runner in this race. All right last. Weekend. We saw Elizabeth Warren who may be perceived as a front runner out on her first big campaign swing who else. Are we watching out for? Yes, Warren has been out campaigning. As you said, she's actually she's out in New Hampshire this weekend. But she is not the only one California. Senator Kamala Harris has been out on book tour. She's has not officially announced. But she's been getting a lot of attention about you know, what she's been speaking about on this book tour and how she would potentially take on Donald Trump. I wanna play a clip for you from what she had to say on MSNBC's morning Joe on Friday, candidly, my focus would be if I were gonna run would not be Donald Trump. It'll be the voters and the people of our country they deserve. I believe to hear from anyone who wants to be a leader they deserve to hear from any one of us who puts ourselves out there how we are going to be relevant to their lives and Lulu. She's not the only one talking about you know, how they would potentially run for president. We know that New Jersey Senator Corey Booker and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are both expected to be in South Carolina at an N double ACP event on MLK day. And then Joe Biden, the former vice president who's been talked a lot about as a potential candidate. He will be honored at an MLK event by L Sharpton in Washington DC, but we've been waiting for all of these people to officially make up their minds a-, another big democratic name is better O'Rourke. The former Texas congressman who came close to defeating Senator Ted Cruz in last year's midterms does Iraq one run I think we are a little unclear about that. But he's been getting a lot of attention. He was on Instagram last. Week with a snapshot of himself in the chair at the dentist's office. A lot of people saw that as a somewhat unconventional way to campaign, but he is also going to be doing an event with Oprah in Times Square next month, and a lot of people are saying, look, you know, maybe he's trying to reach audiences in a different way, just briefly a major part of the conversation among Democrats is gender Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to be a major party nominee and her loss in the general election was searing for Democrats. How's that coloring the view of twenty twenty? Well, I've been hearing about that Lulu just out in Iowa. When I was there a lot of Democrats are concerned about whether a woman can defeat Donald Trump. And I think what makes this election cycle unique is how many women candidates are expected to be in this top tier with really serious resumes. We've got people like Elizabeth Warren Kamla Harris, Amy klobuchar in Kirstin gillibrand that are all expected to be very viable candidates. An interesting time, right? That's NPR's aas Mahala. Thank you so much. You're welcome. Tomorrow more than thirty thousand Los Angeles. Teachers may be absent from the classroom. The result of failed negotiations between the cities teachers union and school district the likely teachers strike would impact about half a million students. NPR's Elissa warning has been talking to teachers in LA instead of propping their lessons for Monday teachers in LA's public schools are getting ready to go on strike because it is supposed unfortunately, now rain slickers that's four three teacher. Jennifer Levi is a lousy trying on the red poncho. She bought for the picket lines her classroom at Alta Loma school feels like a museum posters memorabilia line the walls. But she says this colorful classroom has seen large unmanageable. Class sizes the school doesn't have a full time nurse. So Levi's allows me shells out bandaids on the days. There isn't one across the district students. Shared desks textbooks are scarce teachers say schools are chronically resourced the teacher's union hopes a strike. Will change that. If I have to strike, I only want to do it once in my career, and I want it to make major major changes teachers across the city are reflecting on their jobs on the nasty contract negotiations that have been going on for nearly two years and on their unions demands for smaller classes, and nurses in schools five days a week among other things the school district has yet to make an offer that satisfies the union. They say they don't have the money to pay for all that one thing the district and the union are actually close on is teachers salaries, but drama teacher scout Wodehouse says this strike is about more than just teacher paychecks. It's not about the money. It's about conditions. Does the kids are learning in? She and her husband, Harry are both teachers orthopedic hospital medical magnet high school in downtown LA. This is our life. It's our heart and what crazy for doing it? It's so much work. I cal- packing up her classroom. Preparing not to return come Monday. It was emotional. In my classroom for a while after school, and I just stared at everything weird and not know when I was going to see that room again Spanish teacher, just any a CIA says feels the weight of leaving her students. This is not an easy decision for us for her the lack of resources in our school. It's personal. I myself a Mexican I grew up in south east LA icy myself reflected in the students, they are then the students she teaches are low income many are immigrants public education for me was a space of transformation a place of opportunity, and that's why I'm striking at Dorsey senior high school in south, Los Angeles English teacher. Sharon, hopper Archie says she'd like to see fulltime, nurses, fulltime librarians full-time college counselors at every high school. These are not luxuries are asking for these are the basic needs of our students. She's been teaching in LA for more than two decades. What my students wouldn't. Miss in a week. Does not compare to what they will learn from seeing their teachers and their counsellors sacrificing their paychecks for them, if teachers strike schools will be open staffed by administrators volunteers and newly hired substitutes. The district says learning will still take place frapp rachi the lesson for students on Monday, we'll be happening outside the schools walls. I hope they will learn that they have a voice and that they have power over what happens to them and their schools. Listen to NPR news, Los Angeles, two Reuters journalists serving seven years in prison in Myanmar learned late last week that an appeal to overturn their sentences has failed. They were convicted of holding classified government documents linked to their coverage of the massacre of ten Rominger men during a military crackdown. It's widely believed that they're jailing was a setup meant as a warning to journalists who attempt to report on violence against the Rhonda, which several international agencies. Including the United Nations have called a genocide amid it all Nobel prize winner and MIR Moore's leader, Aung San Suu she has remained silent. Joining us now is Reuters editor in chief, Steven Adler. Welcome to the program. Thank you. Let's start with your colleagues journalists. What can you tell us about them and the work that they were doing? Well, one just who are working on a story on a massacre of ten Rohinton Muslims in the small town of Indian in Rakhine state in Myanmar. And they had gotten very far along they got photographs of the ten men who were kneeling in front of a grave, and we had pictures of them before they ended up in the grave and the pictures of the same people though, tack to death and shot to death in the grave. So they were making great progress on the story, and they are actually coming close to identifying the individuals who perpetrated the massacre when they were set up and arrested. Clearly, so to stop them from reporting on that story, it's worth noting that a police captain who told the coordinate pulled that the journalists arrests had indeed been a setup was punished for his testimony with a year in prison. Yes, it was absolutely clear that it was a sham trial. I think no observer. And there were dozens of international observers and not a single one thought it was a normal due process trial is absolutely clear that the the goal of the trial. Whereas. To convict them essentially for doing journalism. Well, this latest a court ruling is obviously a setback will there be additional appeals. We're going to look at every possible option the record options is of course, diplomatic and options. What we really hope will happen is that the government will pardon them when you say the government, you are indeed talking about on censorship because she is the one who many people had hoped would intervene in this particular case, she is the leader of the civilian government. She's the winner of the Nobel peace prize, and she's rapidly losing moral standing around the world what a stakes for her right now. Why hasn't she addresses given that she was once a champion of free speech? Well, we're hoping she'll go back to that position. I can't say why this hasn't happened yet. But I think would be tremendously important for the standing of Myanmar in the world for reputation of to beat democratizing tribulation to care about human rights, and I think is very important. For that country. In terms of their economy is well the entire world has really pass judgment in a way that I think isn't helpful for the country. And I think she can easily turn this around. I have to also ask these jail. Journalists also had families. How are they coping the families have very strong coping well each of them has a young daughter while own and his wife penny moans daughter was born while while I was in prison, and he's only seen her very few times. You know, it's very very difficult on the family. They're lovely people. They obviously care very much about their husbands and their family, and they want them back. But they've also been very very strong as have our to reporters, by the way who encouraged us to continue with our reporting and to get out the story that they had started working on steam Adler editor in chief for Reuters. Thank you so much. Thank you. I really appreciate.
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"Says it plans thousands of new homes for Israeli settlers on the West Bank. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Our colleague Daniel estrin reports on settlement construction plans. Also this hour. The Justice department targets intellectual property theft by China and US troops prepare to leave Syria and analysts says it's time to get out of Afghanistan. It's Friday January for this day seventeen years ago in two thousand to a bullet killed army sergeant Nathan Ross Chapman, thirsty west military deaths from enemy fire in Afghanistan. Here's the news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal. Willman? Congressional leaders are expected to head to the White House today for another meeting with President Trump. They'll talk about ending the government shutdown now heading into its third week house. Democrats meanwhile, pass legislation yesterday, they would open most of the government, but without the border wall funding demanded by Trump the house measures were identical to those passed by the Senate last month. House Democrats today plan to roll out a massive Bill intended to make voting easier while reducing the influence of campaign money. The measure also fixes ethics loopholes for both congress and the administration NPR's Peter Overby reports the bills designated HR one it could pass the house later this year now that Democrats are in the majority. But in the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is expected to ignore. It the lead sponsors, Maryland Democrat, John Sarbanes, if McConnell wants to resist that push back against that undermine that..
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"Homes for Israeli settlers on the West Bank. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Our colleague Daniel estrin reports on settlement construction plans. Also this hour. The Justice department targets intellectual property by China and is US troops prepare leave Syria. An analyst says it's time to get out of Afghanistan. It's Friday January for this day seventeen years ago in two thousand two bullet killed army sergeant Nathan Ross Chapman. I he west military deaths from enemy fire in Afghanistan. Here's the news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal Willman US employer stepped up they're hiring in December. According to Labor Department, figures communists, consider the addition of three hundred twelve thousand jobs and encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war slowing global growth and erotic stock market over the last few weeks, but the employment rate rose slightly to three point nine percent. To a from three point seven percent average hourly pay also improved by more than three percent from a year ago, that's one of the strongest wage performances and more than ten years, but it's still just barely outpacing. The rate of inflation. Just hours after taking control the chamber House Democrats passed several measures to end the partial government shutdown. Neither Bill includes the funding. The President Trump is demanding for his proposed border wall. As NPR's Scott detro- reports Trump is expected to meet with congressional leaders again today as the shutdown approaches a third week. There's no end in sight for the partial shutdown. The president says he won't sign a funding Bill without five billion dollars for a border wall. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says that isn't happening. You're not negotiating. Does anybody have any doubt that we're not doing a wall in one of the first few votes of the new democratic majority the house approved to funding bills that would end the shutdown but only provide money for the department of homeland security for about a month. Subordinate talks could continue Trump says he would veto those bills, but that likely won't happen since Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he won't call them to a Senate vote. Scott detro- NPR news, Washington. The human rights office of the United Nations says the trial taking place in Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal kashogi is not sufficient NPR's. Peter Kenyon says Saudi prosecutors are reportedly seeking the death penalty for five defendants spokeswoman for the UN human rights office in Geneva says it can assess the fairness of the Saudi trial, but her office is always opposed the death penalty Saudi state media reported the opening of the trial and the killing of Shoghi who disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, an October second the UN spokeswoman says the case needs. Is an independent investigation with international involvement. Turkish investigators have leaked information suggesting that senior Saudi officials were involved, including crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Riyadh rejects any suggestion of involvement by the crown prince Peter Kenyon, NPR news is bull attorneys for a decorated navy seal facing a charge of premeditated murder are expected to enter a not guilty plea today during an arraignment hearing in San Diego special operations chief Edward Gallagher is accused of a number of offenses in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenage Islam estate prisoner in his care in Iraq in two thousand seventeen he's also accused of shooting at Iraqi civilians attorney Phillip Stackhouse says his client is being falsely accused by disgruntled seals who want to get rid of a demanding platoon leader, if convicted he faces life in prison, this is NPR news. Good morning at six. Oh four. I'm Eric Roy in for Terry Glazer with California headlines from KCRW cow state. Los Angeles will pay two point seven five million dollars to a former top athletic department official who accused X Cal State L A Atlantic director, Mike Garrett of sexual harassment. In addition, she'd accused the school of retaliating against her. The LA times reports the out of court settlement with former senior associate athletic director, Sheila Hudson, also ends Cal State L A's lawsuit against her and Hudson agrees not to apply for any jobs at any Cal State campus. Seven Democrats in California became new US lawmakers yesterday, one of them is Katie hill. Who ran a nonprofit group before she unseated an incumbent Republican district north of LA that stretches from seamy valley Palmdale now, she's getting settled from Washington KCRW's. Michelle alloy has the story. The federal government may be partially shut down. But you wouldn't know it by the lines of people snaking outside the legislative office buildings on Capitol Hill represent. Elect Katie hill climbs out of a big black SUV.
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"Israel says it plans thousands of new homes for Israeli settlers on the West Bank. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Our colleague Daniel estrin reports on settlement construction plans. Also this hour. The Justice department targets intellectual property theft by China and is US troops prepare to leave Syria. And analyst says it's time to get out of Afghanistan. It's Friday January for this day seventeen years ago in two thousand two a bullet killed army sergeant Nathan Ross Chapman first US military deaths from enemy fire in Afghanistan. Here's the nets. Live from NPR news in Washington, Dale Willman, US employer stepped up their hiring in December. According to Labor Department figures, economists consider the addition of three hundred twelve thousand jobs and encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war slowing global growth ended erotic stock market over the last few weeks, but the employment rate rose slightly to three point nine percent. To a from three point seven percent average hourly pay also improved by more than three percent from year ago, that's one of the strongest wage performances and more than ten years, but it's still just barely outpacing. The rate of inflation. Just hours after taking control the chamber Democrats passed several measures to end the partial government shutdown. Neither Bill includes the funding. The President Trump is demanding for his proposed border wall. As NPR's Scott detro- reports Trump is expected to meet with congressional leaders again today as the shutdown approaches a third week. There's no end in sight for the partial shutdown. The president says he won't sign a funding Bill without five billion dollars for a border wall. How speaker Nancy Pelosi says that isn't happening. You're not negotiating macula wall. Have any doubt that we are not doing a wall in one of the first few votes of the new democratic majority the house approved to funding bills that would end the shutdown but only provide money for the department of homeland security for about a month, so border talks could continue Trump says he would veto those bills, but that likely won't happen since Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he won't call them to a Senate vote. Scott Tetreault NPR news, Washington, the human rights office. Of the United Nations says the trial taking place in Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal kashogi is not sufficient NPR's. Peter Kenyon says Saudi prosecutors reportedly seeking the death penalty for five defendants spokeswoman for the UN human rights office in Geneva says it can't assess the fairness of the Saudi trial, but her office has always opposed the death penalty Saudi state media reported the opening of the trial and the killing of kashogi who disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October second the UN spokeswoman says the case needs an independent investigation with international involvement. Turkish investigators have leaked information suggesting that senior Saudi officials were involved, including crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, Riyadh rejects any suggestion of involvement by the crown prince Peter Kenyon, NPR news is bull attorneys for a decorated navy seal facing a charge of premeditated murder are expected to enter a not guilty plea today during an arraignment hearing and San Diego special operations chief Edward Gallagher here. Is accused of a number of offenses in connection with the fatal. Stabbing of a teenage Islam extinct prisoner in his care in Iraq in two thousand seventeen he's also accused of shooting at Iraqi civilians. Attorney Phillip Stackhouse has his client is being falsely accused by disgruntled seals who want to get rid of a demanding platoon leader, if convicted he faces life in prison, this is NPR news from K Q E D news, I'm Brian watt. Santa Clara county will be extending their homeless shelter services through Tuesday as temperatures dip close to freezing over the weekend. Monica some yellow has more the county will provide an additional one hundred and fifty beds and also provide four overnight warming locations in San Jose pastor, Scott wagers, which deliverance ministry runs a shelter there. He says, it's helpful when county steps up this going to allow people to get indoors because being inside like have been lately, you know, it's a lifesaver way just said there are nearly. Seventy six hundred homeless people in Santa Clara county and the numbers continue to increase. The hardest thing is to move people out of the streets into something else because they've accumulated a lot of stuff they're kind of embedded in their community. Which is using cabinets. Wager said the homeless need more shelter alternatives year round, not just when it's cold. I Monica Samaya KiKi. Dee news in Oakland officials report that crime is down the city's twenty eighteen data show the murder rate at its lowest since nineteen ninety nine non fatal shootings and robberies also decreased as did rapes and aggravated assaults Oakland police, captain earthy Joyner says this is the result of an intentional shift in policing strategy. This assessable for us trying to limit it. The last six years. Is the improvements in Oakland mirror homicide trends around the region, but other crimes like commercial.
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"This is WNYC FM HD and in New York. Good morning. More US troops are expected to be deployed to build fencing at the border with Mexico. The move by the military will add to border fencing already in place. It's morning edition from NPR news. Israel says it plans thousands of new homes for Israeli settlers on the West Bank. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Our colleague Daniel estrin reports on settlement construction plants. Also this hour. The Justice department targets intellectual property theft by China and as US troops prepare to leave Syria analyst says it's time to get out of Afghanistan. It is Friday January fourth this day seventeen years ago in two thousand two a bullet killed army sergeant Nathan Ross Chapman the first US military death from enemy fire Afghanistan. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The White House is threatening to veto measures passed by the house to end the partial shutdown of the federal government on the day. Democrats took control of the house it passed bills to fund the government over the short term without money for a border wall sought by President Trump. The president wants five billion dollars for a wall along the US Mexico border tonight will Mark two weeks since the partial shutdown began economists are expecting continued strong hiring and no change in the US unemployment rate when the December numbers are released today by the Labor Department. Mark Hamrick is with bankrate dot com, we expect that we'll see hiring on the order of about one hundred eighty thousand jobs on the month. And the unemployment rate should remain close to where it's been three point seven percent nations. Jobless rate is at a forty nine year low. It's been a mixed day for stocks in Asia following yesterday's steep. Losses on Wall Street. The Dow fell six hundred sixty points or two point eight percent. The NASDAQ lost three percent. The latest selloff was triggered by apple warning of weaker demand for iphones in China. Some technology company saw shares take their sharpest drop in seven years. Analysts say trade tensions between the US and China are also weighing on investors. The BBC's Kim Gittleson says Beijing is confirming it will host a new round of trade talks with the Trump administration next week. The announcement of a new round of negotiations between the world's two biggest economies comes a day after apple worn that trade tensions were hurting the company's profitability that rare miss from the tech giant sent tremors through global markets. Japan's Nikkei followed US markets lower as concerns about a global slowdown continued to grow, but the confirmation of the meeting might not be enough to soothe jittery investors. That's because high level officials who've led prior negotiating sessions such as US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer and treasure. Secretary. Steve Mnuchin aren't currently scheduled to travel to Beijing. That's the BBC's Kim Gittleson a number of state attorneys general including California's are appealing a recent ruling by a federal judge in Texas who declared the Affordable Care Act to be unconstitutional. Ashley Lopez with member station. K UT reports from Austin the federal judge agreed with plaintiffs who argued the healthcare law became unconstitutional when congress zeroed out the tax penalty for people who don't have health insurance, California. Attorney general heavier Sarah is leading states defending the law. He says the ruling threatens the entire American healthcare system. We believe that this particular case, the stakes are not only great they're compelling. And so we intend to make our case in court ruling did not block the Affordable Care Act. The healthcare law remains the law of the land as the legal challenge continues. Its now before the fifth circuit court of appeals for NPR news. I'm Ashley Lopez and Austin, this is NPR news. From washington. Southwest Airlines co founder and longtime leader herb Kelleher has died. He was eighty seven years old NPR's. Wade Goodwin says Kelleher appeared in the company's TV commercials as a pioneer of low cost low-fare airline travel. The Texas tale of how Southwest Airlines was founded on the back of.
"nathan ross" Discussed on KCRW
"News headlines are next on KCRW. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Democrats take control of the house today as the new congress convenes, California. Democrat Nancy Pelosi is likely to be elected speaker. A partial government shutdown is nearing the two week. Mark President Trump and congressional leaders will meet again tomorrow to try to narrow their differences on a government spending plan. The president insists the partial shutdown will continue until he gets the money. He wants for a border wall after talks with Trump yesterday. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer offer at his advice. Open up the government as we continue to debate. What is the best way to secure our border, many national parks in the US are closed because of the partial government shutdown. Others are short staffed NPR's Nathan Ross says that's the case in California kings canyon and sequoia national parks, like many others across the country had remained open to visitors throughout the government shutdown. But on Tuesday officials announced foreclosures of both parks. Exciting unsanitary and unhealthy bathroom facilities. Overflowing trash receptacles and illegal campfires among other not so good activities in many states, California included volunteers and groups have stepped in to try to maintain park facilities on their own. But as more areas, get overrun more are closing all together. Nathan rot NPR news. This is NPR news from Washington. Somalia is expelling the UN special l'envoi, Nicolas Fink, Haysom NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton says Haysom is accused of interfering in Somalia's affairs and overreaching his diplomatic authority. So money has government has accused the secretary general special envoy of bringing shame upon the UN by behaving as if he was the ruler of Somalia Fink Haysom had voiced concern about the alleged killing by the security forces of about fifteen protesters linked to a former Al Shabaab, militant leader, Mark terrible. The UN provides training stipends and uniforms for Somalia's army. The ex step yeti leader of the extremist ultra button Roble announced in October that he intended to run for the leadership of Somalia south west state, but was banned by the authorities who said he had not relinquished his extremist ideologies. He was detained last month. Ofeibea Quist arcton NPR news Kinshasa China is celebrating. A first it landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon today. More than three weeks after launch it marks the first such landing on the side of the moon facing away from earth also known as the dark side stocks in Asia ended the day in negative territory after apple lowered its sales forecast for China. The company sites slower sales of iphones. This is Apple's first revenue forecast cut in almost twelve years. It said Wall Street futures lower this morning. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington..
Tillerson: Nerve agent used to poison ex-spy "clearly came from Russia"
"Live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman british officials say it's highly likely that russia is responsible for the nerve agent poisoning of a russian expi and his daughter secretary of state rex tillerson is speaking forcefully on the issue but npr's joel snyder reports the white house has yet to say whether it thinks russia is responsible white house spokeswoman sarah sanders says the use of military grade nerve agent on british soil is an outrage she boys support for the uk but stopped short of directly blaming russia right now we are standing with are you k ally think they're still working through even some of the details of that wind back to washington from his africa tour secretary tillerson told reporters that the poison could not have come from anywhere else although he said he does not know whether russia's government had knowledge of the poisoning moscow meanwhile is dismissing the british government's assertion that it was highly likely that russia's responsible trial snyder npr news washington on defense secretary jim mattis has paid an unannounced trip to afghanistan he's meeting with top american military commanders and afghan president ashraf ghani mattis says he believes victory is still possible in afghanistan he says that would be an afghan political reconciliation with the taliban president trump will fly to california today his first trip there since he took office he'll review prototypes for his border wall and attend a fundraiser npr's nathan ross reports from san diego there will also be crowds rallies for improved tests against president trump or scheduled here in san diego during the day the president is scheduled to make a brief stop here near the us mexico border to get a quick glimpse of prototypes for his much talked about border wall before speaking to troops at a nearby military base and attending a fundraiser in los angeles california could easily be described as enemy territory for the president just last week his department of justice sued the state over new immigration laws an the california governor jerry brown equated to going to war but there are a number of republicans and trump supporters in the golden state to many of whom are planning to offer a warm welcome to the president when he arrives here later today nathan rot npr news san diego it's been five years since pope francis originally from argentina was selected to lead.
Head of U.S. Forest Service steps down amid sexual misconduct allegations
"Live from npr news in washington arm lakshmi sang president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort is scheduled to go on trial this july on tax and bank fraud charges in a federal courtroom in alexandria virginia today metaphor pleaded not guilty he also faces a separate criminal trial in september on charges brought by special counsel robert muller who is investigating russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election of possible collusion with the trump campaign president trump denies collusion the white house says that this hour president trump plans to sign an order on steel and aluminum imports but it does not confirm whether trump will hold to his pledge to impose stiff tariffs he's been receiving a lot of backlash from other countries and members of his own party who fear tariffs on imported medals could lead to a global trade war critics say the us economy cannot afford that anne pierce got horsely reports the order could include a car vat for certain country 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 that's npr scott horsely the head of the us forest service is stepping down following accusations of sexual harassment npr's nathan ross reports of the resignation is effective immediately and it leaves the agency without a director the nature of the sexual harassment charges against former forest service chief tony cooke have not been made public but as resignation follows a report by pbs newshour which revealed a widespread culture of sexual harassment and assault in the agency pbs talked to at least thirty four women in their report and the department of agriculture confirmed to pds it they are working with an independent investigator to look at complaints of misconduct against the agency's former chief took was appointed to head the forest service last summer he's worked with the agency since he was eighteen years old nathan rot npr news a wide swath of the northeastern us is digging out from the second big winter storm in under a week and along the coasts of me one of the big worries flooding we have more from maine public radio's nor flaring thousands of people in your county lost power last week and storm surges caused damage to beaches roads and see walls today wayne v tree.
"nathan ross" Discussed on Escape the Rat Race Radio
"I want to roll back to when it wasn't that way because i miss something up while he can do that with your finances and you can do that with your customer daily dealer trends actual data that so these are the types of opportunities at the block shame will afford us when we worked out all the pieces and uh i just wanna make a few distinction because he questions come up all the time it's not one blockchain's so the bitcoin block jane is different than the a theory and blockchain's is different than you know microsoft private blockchain's they choose the gold one i'm sure there are working on something uh it's a trump absorb provides a lot of opportunities for security in all of these blockchain's can be separate networks that don't talk to each other it thereby increasing the level of security additionally um so let's get into cryptocurrency listeners any questions about that stuff because that's that's really important understand where this is all going so let's get to the exciting part which is money right so why is cryptocurrency so exciting well cryptocurrency if you're familiar with the traditional banking system all countries but i believe three uh of which the us is at war with two which you know knock i'm not gonna comment on that but it's it's an interesting way that that comms uh have a central bank so the united states bank london they're all central banks and these banks are all um typically held closely entrust with either governmental or a private interests right so for example the federal reserve bank i can't speak every central by the world but the way i understand it the federal reserve bank is owned a practical operation owned by individuals we don't know they are nobody audits the fed you know the fed is in a governmental agency even they call it the federal reserve bank it's you know they work with the treasury to increase the amounts is supplying currency in mess with interest rates every once in a while and you things like qe which is essentially printing money they buy bonds that didn't exist before and the money's just at writes that can do a whole lot of things to help and hinder the monetary system it can also it's it's also really um you know as nathan ross shells at a balloon 1815 right after in the.