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"This is all things considered from NPR news I'm David folk and flick The U.S. government wants to know why some U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers are getting sick It's called Havana syndrome After the illnesses turned up in Havana Many say they've suffered debilitating migraines dizziness and memory loss Some history may be relevant Years before the first Havana cases were reported the U.S. government documented microwave radiation being directed at a U.S. embassy in an officials abroad NPR national security correspondent Greg myrie has the backstory In 1996 Mike Beck and a colleague at the National Security Agency were sent to a hostile country on a brief assignment He knew he was being watched and he woke up one morning feeling terrible It was extreme fatigue and weakness I was a bull of jelly I couldn't get moving He was suspicious but the symptoms went away A decade later Beck was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease at age 46 At almost the same time his colleague from that trip received the very same diagnosis and would die several years later Beck filed a workman's compensation claim with the NSA which sent him a letter in 2014 Here's Beck reading from it The National Security Agency confirms that there is intelligence information associated in the hostile country to which mister black traveled with the high powered microwave system weapon It may have the ability to weaken intimidate or kill an enemy over time The letter went on to say This weapon is designed to target living quarters in microwaves causing numerous physical effects including a damaged nervous system Beck's claim is still pending And it may be extremely difficult to prove cause and effect in his case But as Beck's lawyer Mark Zeid notes the NSA letter was written in 2014 Two years before the first Havana syndrome case was reported Here we have an unclassified document from a U.S. intelligence agency admitting it knows of this before Havana The country back traveled to remains classified But the U.S. government has documented one country and its intelligence services going to extraordinary links to target the U.S. embassy and American personnel The Russian services are very aggressive They would use whatever means possible to collect against us John cipher is a retired CIA officer He served in Moscow in the 1990s and later led the spy agencies Russia operations at CIA headquarters It stayed in touch with a lot of folks It is a general view that the Russians have probably taken actions that have impacted the health of American diplomats and intelligence officers Cypher acknowledges his information as anecdotal not scientific He points to former colleagues who came down with cancer at relatively young ages What has been firmly established is Moscow's long history of surveilling the.
Senate Republicans Block Democrats' Voting and Elections Bill
"Yesterday was victory again. For the Republicans against the miserable Democrat effort to have a federal takeover of our elections. Yesterday afternoon, Republicans stood united and blocked the dubiously named for the people act or the freedom to vote act or all these crazy crappy little flowery names, the nefarious diabolical Dems used to try to hijack our election process. So good news, the Democrats biggest push to federally take over our election failed. Again, mainstream media won't report it that way, but that's exactly what happened. Here's the headline from NPR. You can see right through it. Democrats biggest push for voting rights fails with no Republicans on board. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell led opposition among Republicans to a voting rights bill that centrist Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia hoped to corral GOP votes for. Well, nice
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"Jeff thanks so much for joining us Yeah thanks for having me on to discuss this I really appreciate it You're listening to all things considered from NPR news Authorities in New Mexico are continuing to investigate the fatal shooting last week on the set of the western movie rust They're shooting involved a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin a live round inside the gun killed the film cinematographer and injured the director The incident has raised safety concerns in Hollywood and elsewhere about the use of prop guns on sets With some in the industry calling for an end to it altogether Another western is just out and making news for the right reasons according to our critic bob mandello The harder they fall opens this weekend in theaters and starts streaming on November 3rd The film boasts an a list cast including Idris Elba and Regina King And yes it has lots of guns and gunfighters Bob says it also boasts lots of style to spare A.
Mollie Hemingway Compares the Media Outrage of 2016 Election vs. 2020 Election
"In the past Molly Hemingway if you had an oligarch like a Zuckerberg and this individual through their money around in a significant way to influence the outcome of election It would be a there'd be a national outcry But the media to if Karl rove worked with the cokes to put the entire army of young Republicans into the election system I happened to think that NPR might have covered it a little bit more It would have been outrage You think about what they did between 2016 and 2020 where the entire allegation of Russia collusion That was their claim that Trump stole the 2016 election which lasted for years Their claim was that because Russians had bought like a $100,000 in Facebook ads some of which benefited Hillary Clinton some of which benefited Donald Trump That put our entire country into chaos for years And it's nothing compared to what we're talking about that actually happened in 2020 Never made sense that the Russians would decide with Trump against Hillary They got everything they wanted from Hillary
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"This is all things considered from NPR news I'm David folkan flick As the earth warms the change in temperature will destabilize the climate around the globe triggering even more severe weather than we have now and forcing people to flee to become refugees That's according to reports issued last week by the Biden administration They detail what are characterized as the national security risks posed by human driven climate change and to be clear what's called climate migration is already happening due to crop failures floods heat waves droughts and wildfires across the globe They have displaced millions in the past decade scientists expect that number will only grow To help us understand the implications we've called amma Francis Frances focuses on climate displacement as a strategist with the international refugee assistance project on a Francis thanks for being with us Thanks so much for having me David No way to say this gently Climate migration is a pressing problem in it appears to be likely to become an ongoing crisis in coming decades the UN projects tens of millions of people will be forced to move away from their homes What's happening right now Right now climate related and other environmental disasters displays about three times the number of people than conflict within their own countries So even though we know that millions of people are expected to be on the move we already know that right now climate change is a lead driver of displacement So here in the U.S. by some predictions we'll have about 13 million people on the move the decade because of just sea level rise And we're already seeing indigenous communities in the U.S. who have made the really difficult decision to relocate internally because of the existential threat They were facing from climate change impacts You're among those who've been calling on President Biden to acknowledge publicly how climate change will cause these vast migrations What do you think of what is administration is just said I think the report is an important and great first step This is the first time that the U.S. government is comprehensively assessing the impacts of climate change on migration and really that's an unprecedented move The report is great for a few reasons One it recognizes that people are on the move right now and need protection It also recognizes that there are laws already in place that the U.S. government can use to protect people like asylum and refugee laws And another thing that the report does which is great is it calls for new immigration laws to make sure that people on the move Everyone has a safe place to call home And finally the report sets up an interagency task force to really carry the work forward That being said this report is just a first step We need concrete action We need actual recommendations and it will be really important in the next few months to have the administration really take that work forward in a meaningful way Well look you just refer to the possibility of new legal protections new definitions for people fleeing the impacts of climate change You're a lawyer What do you think those protections should look like I think we need a climate humanitarian Visa And what that would actually mean is that if you were a person from climate vulnerable region where you say you're a farmer and your crops have been failing for the last 5 years And your family has been starving The U.S. government would say okay there's a way for you to come and seek shelter here We understand that it's really hard for you to sustain life where you are because of climate impacts And so as a first step the U.S. would define a set of countries that are climate vulnerable and people from those countries would be off the bat eligible But then there would be a second level of eligibility where the most vulnerable people in those countries or regions would actually be the ones to be able to access this Visa For example if there's a hurricane and the government is responsible for distributing relief but your government is also homophobic and jerky person you might not be able to access those resources to actually recover from that disaster which would put you in an especially vulnerable situation Looking forward the UN climate change conference starts a week from today in Glasgow What specific actions or steps do you seek there to make a difference for such mass migration Yeah I think at the UN level a really big development has been this establishment of a task force on displacement And that was set up by the Paris agreement in 2015 and the task force on displacement released a set of recommendations about how countries can avert and minimize and address displacement And what we've seen is that the conversation about climate displacement has been really sidelined There's no agenda item that's specifically addresses climate displacement And so even if these talks that are coming up this year are really centered around this question of survival There's a lot of steps to getting to governments providing financial resources That's definitely part of the answer But to even get there we need to have the conversation This is daunting stuff What hope can you offer that serious action serious resolve can make a difference I think the pandemic has been a really hard time for a lot of people and the pandemic has also shown us that we can change We can make really massive changes to how we get around or what services look like and to me that does give me some hope because we really see that what happens somewhere else affects us here And that we're only as strong as the most vulnerable person in our community at a personal level I believe that we have it in us to really dig down and make the changes that we need to That's all I'm a Francis strategist with the international refugee assistant project I'm a Francis thanks so much for joining us Thanks David It should come as no surprise that Rupert Murdoch likes to disrupt the media establishment Think about how Fox brands have taken on CNN CNBC and ESPN Well starting Monday watch out weather channel Weather is coming Fox weather promises mobile 3D radar and a bunch of other fancy tools from the name that changed the way we watch news and.
Northern California Has Been Hit With A Startling Increase Of Wildfire Smoke
"Wildfire smoke is especially harmful to children and rural communities in northern california has been hit hard starting an increase in smoke and that's according to a new investigation by our california newsroom. Collaboration remember station k. Q. e. d. freda jabballah romero reports. On how dangerous air is affecting schools their high school sports events anchor. The town of willis california one hundred miles north of sacramento at a friday night. Football game in this of six thousand cheerleaders shake their golden purple pompoms case covers nearby mountains in this part of the sacramento valley as mega fires burn in northern california. When there's too much smoke. Schools cancel outdoor activities like football. Today's better obviously. Because we're playing the game. Stacey lancy has to teen sons one of them a student at this high school. she's also a third grade teacher and says the better quality is affecting students as far as kids going out to recess playing sports and kind of like overall health. We don't know why were having headaches. Runny nose was in recent years willows has endured ninety one days of smoke per year on average up from sixty six days a decade ago. That makes this town one of the smoky places in america. That's according to an analysis of a decade of federal satellite images by california newsroom and partnership with stanford university's change and human outcomes lab. The investigation found millions of americans from san francisco to boston. Are breathing a lot more smoke. From western wildfires in the small town of willows physician. Assistant brett brown regularly treats patients at the hospitals family clinic when their smoke in the air he sees more patients suffering asthma attacks intense migrants and stress. There's always somebody says something about well because of the smoke. Insert you no problem here. Whether it's you know. I haven't been able to breathe as well because my allergies are so bad or i haven't been able to see my mom and dad you know because of covet and now i can't even go outside so my mental health is so much
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"NPR news I'm David falkin flick in for Michelle Martin As the number of Americans who are vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise one of the big questions many people still have is what about kids When can they get vaccinated For many who are parents few questions are more urgent None of the COVID vaccines are authorized for use in small children Yet And that could be about to change Last week The White House announced its plan to roll out Pfizer's COVID-19 shots for kids aged 5 to 11 and fast Just as soon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control each give a green light The Biden administration says it's bought enough doses for all 28 million children in that age group Yet that doesn't guarantee they'll all get the vaccine How are doctors preparing for this major new moment We wanted to learn more so we reached out to pediatrician Noreen womack at saint Luke's children's in eagle Idaho Doctor womack welcome Thank you We've just caught up with you after you had a pretty full day of appointments with children and their parents What are you seeing out there Well this winter versus last winter we're seeing a little bit of everything again Croup RSV which is respiratory syncytial virus not an influenza yet and of course COVID So let's talk about that Idaho lags in vaccination rates just slightly more than half of adults are fully vaccinated according to figures from the state government Why are those rates so low It's a very good question I think that there's still a lot of uncertainty in a lot of people was this too fast Is this going to cause infertility Despite data to the contrary there's still lots of hesitancy And unfortunately not just hesitancy on some people's part It's just Frank What I would call willful ignorance Why do you think that is You know I'm not really sure When you ask them they cite freedom They just want to be able to do the things that they want to do I see a lot of it's my body You can't tell me what to do And I even saw that on a sign somebody put that sign on their young kindergarten student not too far from where I work There was a recent poll by CBS News that found about 37% of parents with children between the ages of 5 and 11 would clearly get their kids vaccinated 35% said no And 26% said maybe And those numbers seem to roughly align with whether or not the parents themselves are vaccinated What are you personally hearing from parents I think parents want to do the right thing I think there is so much misinformation out there that I think for them they think the safest thing to do is nothing So we'll just wait and see is there going to be more data Maybe in a year they'll know more So I think that's part of the hesitancy on parents part And of course it's your children so they want to be extra careful and make sure that it's the right thing to do I mean it sounds as though from a little bit of what you're talking about that it can get contentious in there in the examination rooms Yes It's been thankfully people overall are cordial especially on a one to one basis Where I've seen a lot of contention and just raising of voices is actually at the school districts and the rural school boards There's been a lot of fighting and anger There have been three school board members that have resigned up in northern Idaho They had to cancel a board school board meeting because it wasn't safe There is at least one member that I know of that has a police escort to go to and from her school board meetings She has to park far away and then get walked by police because she's worried about violence But in my day to day life it does not look like that thank goodness So give us a feel for what it looks like from your perspective You're in the room with parents of a kid They're thinking about this stuff Vaccines our political flashpoint There's ranker about even wearing masks How do you cut through the anger or the anxiety It's very difficult unless you already have her relationship with the family And I have to say I actually work mainly in the schools I work in a couple of title one schools so I do school based clinics And in the school district where I work there is no mask mandate And so when you're talking about me being in a room with the family a lot of times you know I'm wearing a mask and they aren't And that kind of tells me a lot of what I need to know there I do find again on a one to one basis especially if you have relationship with them you've known them for some years You can have those conversations And that's why I think it's going to be a good idea and the national American academy of pediatrics did say that they want the pediatric COVID vaccine to go to pediatric clinics which is smart because who knows better than a pediatrician how to counsel on vaccines You know that's our bread and butter I'm not saying it's easy but we certainly have a lot of practice at it And so we can have those open conversations And I think that's going to be really helpful in hopefully in increasing vaccination among children We do now have the potential to likelihood of a vaccine for these young children ages 5 to 11 and yet there's this delta variant there and there's a resistance that you've just talked about So eloquently are you worried Are you hopeful How are you approaching the next phase of this pandemic Well I think all of us pediatricians are thinking about the messaging around vaccines to our families Some of the things that I'll definitely mention to families who are contemplating getting the COVID vaccine for their children is that I think COVID vaccines have had the most intensive safety monitoring ever in the history of monitoring vaccines that there have been tens and thousands of patients being studied from 6 months of age and up and that everything shows that the vaccines are safe and effective And let's not forget that we know that COVID-19 is not good for kids even if they don't get as sick more and more kids in Idaho are losing their parent or their uncle or their grandparent I think all of us will be bringing that up as well.
After Years Of Delays, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope To Launch In December
"Science correspondent nell greenfieldboyce with some exciting. Strana me news high now. Hey they're re too so today. We're gonna talk about nasr's next big space telescope. The james webb space telescope. This is a behemoth that is sometimes called the successor of hubble and it will be the biggest most powerful telescope ever put into space. And i here. We finally have launched aid. It's been a long time coming. Indeed indeed it has and now it's supposed to launch on december eighteenth. Hasn't this telescope being in the works for over twenty years. Yeah yeah i i reported on it for. Npr back in two thousand and seven. That's when they built this giant life sized model of the thing and we're bringing around the country. I went to see it when it was set up here in dc down by the white house and all the monuments and to me it looked like this big ray gun that was about to zap the dome off the capitol building description. And that's an unusual. Look for a telescope right. I mean usually space telescopes look like metal tubes but not this one nothing like this has been put out into space before
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"Young kindergarten student For Sunday October 24th it's all things considered I'm David folk and flick Climate migration is already occurring expected to get worse I think we need a climate humanitarian Visa for climate displaced people And Fox News's new weather service may cover global warming seriously Unlike Fox News itself The important thing to realize about Murdock's media empire is that they not only acknowledge climate change at a corporate level but they're really seen as industry leaders First the news Lie from NPR news I'm Janine Hurst President Biden host a democratic senators Joe Manchin and majority leader Chuck Schumer for breakfast in Delaware this morning on the menu finalize in agreement on Biden's ambitious spending plans NPR's Franco or donas has more President Biden is pressing to reach a deal on his social safety net and climate plans before leaving the country later this week for a G 20 leaders meeting in Rome and climate summit in Glasgow Manchin is one of two key holdouts including senator Kirsten sinema who objected to the original $3.5 trillion price tag Biden is dug in on the negotiations and is working to address each of their concerns including mansion's opposition to an effort to move utilities away from fossil fuels The White House is not setting any new deadlines but it's in binds interest to get a deal done before meeting with world leaders especially in Glasgow where Biden will be pressed to show progress on how America is going to cut its emissions Franco or Daniels NPR news ICU beds in Colorado are filling up despite the state's relatively high vaccination rate Colorado public radio stino sig reports patients from communities with low vaccination rates are pushing hospitals near or above capacity Some rural parts of Colorado have vaccination rates around 50% or even as low as the 30s And in those areas hospitalization rates are several times higher than in highly vaccinated parts of the state That's forced many rural hospitals to scramble to find beds for patients who sometimes have to be flown hundreds of miles away for care Stena sig reporting The trial of Italy's former interior ministry got underway this weekend Matteo Slovenia is accused of mistreating migrants and charged with kidnapping as empiric Sylvia pet Jolie reports from Rome He's ridiculing the proceedings Matteo salvini interior minister in 2019 is charged with kidnapping for refusing to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock keep it a 147 people on board Some of the migrants threw themselves overboard in desperation At the first hearing the court approved the witness list including actor Richard Gere During the three weeks standoff gear boarded the ship to deliver food to the stranded migrants following the hearing salvini said now you tell me how serious is a trial where Richard Gere comes from Hollywood to testify how bad I am known for his tough anti immigrant stance Salvini added being put on trial for defending a country's borders is surreal The trial is adjourned to December 17th Sylvia Paul Jolie NPR news Rome Gas prices are on the rise the lundberg survey shows the average cost of a gallon of regular gas rose 13 cents over the past two weeks to $3 44 cents a gallon on average That's 1.22 higher than they were a year ago This is the cost of crude oil rises This is NPR This is WNYC Good afternoon on my young Levinson A former NYPD union chief will go on trial at a departmental hearing tomorrow WNYC's Gwen Hogan reports The city's civilian complaint review board investigation into Ed Mullen's focuses on sexist and homophobic language he tweeted last year About a former city health commissioner and a current member of Congress The board says Mullins violated the patrol guide which prohibits officers from making discourteous or disrespectful remarks regarding a person's ethnicity race religion or gender He faces loss of vacation days or suspension or termination though he's already put in his resignation papers Mullen's led the sergeant's benevolent union for nearly 20 years and resigned abruptly in the hours after an FBI raid of his home and office That investigation is ongoing Well if you've ever read the power broker or the years of Lyndon Johnson you might have wondered how biographer Robert Caro does it And now a new exhibit of the New York historical society puts that process on display with items from Carol's archives The exhibit includes handwritten interview notes and photographs as well as a ledger in which Caro tracked his goal of writing 1000 words every day Ted O'Reilly is a musician of rather is the museum's curator of manuscripts He says the ledger gives you a very real vision of how Kara works It's also a reminder of how many hours Caro has taken to create a monumental work like the power broker And I think it's the thing that people forget is that for as much publicity as it generated in decades since for a long time he was simply just working away without a lot of hand care Churn every page inside the Robert a Caro archive is now open at the New York historical society.
White House Announces New COVID-19 Policy for International Travelers
"The white house has announced fully vaccinated. International travelers will be able to visit the us starting in november. That's a significant policy shift. After months of corona virus related travel bans and pierce hammer keith reports. The rules will be different though for americans fully vaccinated international travelers. We'll have to present proof of vaccination and get tested before flying white house cova nineteen coordinator. Jeff zion says. They'll also need to provide a phone number and email for contact tracing. This new system allows us to implement strict protocols to prevent the spread of cova from masters find internationally united states are firing that deal for nationals. Travelling united states be fully vaccinated. It's based on public else for americans returning to the. Us vaccination won't be required but they will have to test before and after their flights. The new protocols will replace bans on travelers from china india. Europe and
Pfizer, Biontech Say Vaccine Is Safe for Young Children
"Says. It's data show that it's cove in nineteen vaccine is safe and effective for children aged five to eleven. It's asking the food and drug administration for review last
The 'Best in Television' Emmy Awards Have Been Announced
"Emmy awards for the best in television have been handed out in los angeles. Net flicks is the crown won. Best drama and at flexes the queen's gambit one best limited series actor jason. Today is one best lead comedy actor for his role in the apple. Tv plus show ted lasso about family. The is about mentors and teachers. The shows about teammates. And i wouldn't be here without those three. The winner of the emmy for best actress in a comedy series was jean smart for her role in the hbo series hacks actor and choreographer debbie allen. Received the governor's award this for her distinguished career of that also includes
Gunman Opens Fire at Russian University Killing 8
"Shooting at a university in russia today has left at least eight people dead and a number of others wounded. The government says a rush. A gunman opened fire at perm state university in the city of perm. It's about seven hundred miles east of moscow russia's interior ministry says. The gunman is under arrest. Students and staff are said to have locked themselves in classrooms and other areas. When the shooting began
The Trump Organization Is Back in Court to Fight Tax Fraud Charges in New York
"Trump's longtime business partner. Alan weisselberg is back in court. Today he served as the trump corporation's chief financial officer and he is accused of fifteen year scheme to defraud taxpayers journalist. Andrea bernstein is covering the case for npr news. and she's online good morning joining. I guess you'd better remind us because there have been so many investigations of trump. Which of the various investigations is this. So this is the criminal indictment. That was unsealed back in july. And what's significant about this case is that despite thousands of civil lawsuits for donald trump or his business and to impeachment trials for the former president. This is the first time. The trump corporation has been charged with a crime. The same goes for alan weisselberg that she financial officer who's worked with the trump family for nearly half a century which is the entire span of donald trump's business career.
Pilots Ejected From Military Plane Prior to Crash, Fire Officials Say
"A military training jet crashed in a neighborhood near fort worth texas. This morning officials say both pilots were injured. They had managed to inject before the plane crashed. Three homes were damaged but officials say no one was seriously injured on the ground. The plane was on a routine training
Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao Announces Run for Philippines President
"Star manny paki out. Says he'll run for the president of the philippines next year he was nominated today by faction within the ruling party. The forty two year old pack house serves in the philippines senate. I'm barbara klein npr news.
Biden Administration Plans Expulsion of Haitian Migrants near Texas Border
"New administration is facing pushback over. Its plan to move those haitian migrants who are camp beneath a bridge on the us side of the border with mexico near del. Rio texas carleen. Joseph is with the activist group. Haitian bridge alliance. People have literally been spending five months on a journey dying on the way on me to be met with extreme violence again. only to be deported. Back to the same you know a disaster to the earthquake zones that they have fled homeland. Security department has announced plans to remove the migrants deportation. Flights are expected to start today.
Biden Administration Plans Expulsion of Haitian Migrants Near Texas Border
"Us government is sending hundreds more agents to the border in del rio texas to process thousands of migrants seeking entry to the us after crossing the border from mexico. Officials say the border is not open and the migrants will return to haiti and other places.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s Longest-Serving President, Dies at 84
"Beginning a three day mourning period over the death of former president abdelaziz buddha florida. He was eighty four years. Old bouteflika's twenty year long rule was riddled with corruption. But he's being honored for his role in algeria's war for independence from france. I'm
California Wildfires Burn Into Groves of Giant Sequoia Trees
"In california. Wildfires are burning deep into sequoia national park where services and facilities are now closed. Extra steps are being taken to protect the giant forest of grove containing thousands of the gigantic ancient sequoias including the world's largest the general sherman. Fire information officer mark garrett says the trees are typically resistant to flames. But they've also been under other pressures. They're very resilient but with our recent drought tree mortality in the sierra nevada. Maybe two hundred million dead trees. That's putting extra stress on these trees to the k. n. p. complex fire expanded overnight and crews are battling the blazes amid extremely dry
Trees Could Be a Mental, Physical and Climate Change Antidote
"Is well known. The trees help counter climate change by soaking up carbon dioxide. Now there is a growing body of research to point to many ways of dose of trees can improve our mental and physical health. Here's martha bebinger member station. W. b. you are on how and why the tiny sapling robin williams planted thirty years ago towers above her boston home. I raise this tree when i raised my children and look at this look at that. She says there's something about being near this tree. It makes everybody a little bit happy around here when you're looking for strength you can't do better than looking at a tree and there's evidence williams may will be gleaning any number of direct or associated health benefits a longer life. Bitter birth outcomes lower stress levels lower risk of heart disease. Dr howard lumpkin. Is it the university of washington school of public health. Lower risk of diabetes reduced symptoms of adhd proximity to trees is associated with a ridiculously broad range of health benefits. I wish we had pills. That were this good for health. A few countries notably japan and south korea have invested in a practice known as forest bathing which is spending time among trees as a preventive health measure but prescribing time in nature is still pretty far outside mainstream medicine in the. Us from can says that. Maybe because there's a lot we don't know what doses needed. Do you need to walk. Among trees is sufficient just to look at the trees from outside your window. Do you need big trees or do small trees do the trick we you know. We're not able to tease the forest from the trees. Peter james at harvard medical school aims to answer a lot of those questions. He's merging health data captured by phones. Real time surveys about wellbeing and mood and street. View mapping data to dig into. What's exactly within view. Is it trees. Is it flowers and how those things are related to help behaviors and health outcomes.
No Injuries as 4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles
"Mild earthquake shook los angeles friday night the us geological survey put its magnitude four point three and said it was centered about twenty miles southeast of downtown los angeles there no reports of major damage or injuries. This is npr
3 Chinese Astronauts Return to Earth From Budding Space Station
"Have returned safely to earth. After spending ninety days in space they lived aboard the first portion of a space station. China is building on its own. China was excluded from the construction of the international space station. The us objected to the chinese military secrecy and military backing space efforts. I'm korva
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"Flash flooding and says some local areas could get up to five inches of rain. You're listening to npr news. In haiti the death toll from last weekend's catastrophic earthquake is more than nineteen hundred people. Npr's jason bobi and isn't southern haiti and says ten thousand people were injured. The vast majority of the fatalities were in the southwestern most part of hating the tallies of vote deaths and injuries are expected to rise. Search and rescue operations continue in spots where people are still believed to be trapped. The number of injured is also expected to go up as hospitals have been struggling to treat all of the incoming u s coast guard helicopters. Have been ferrying. Some of the most critical patients to port au prince for more sophisticated treatment but others with less severe injuries have been waiting days to be seen medical aid groups and the haitian government say. They're doing the best. They can in extremely difficult conditions including tropical storm to get all the patients. Jason bobbie-ann npr news in southern haiti opening. Statements are set for today in new york in the federal trial of our nba star. R kelly. He's accused of sexual exploitation of girls and women and sexual trafficking among other charges. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all the accusations separately. He faces federal charges in illinois on accusations of child pornography and obstructing justice is again pleaded not guilty. The george election board is poised to create a review panel. That could strip the state's most populous county of the power of running its own elections. The county is home to atlanta and many democratic voters georgia republican lawmakers claim without providing evidence. That the county's elections have been badly conducted on korva coleman. Npr news from washington support for npr and the following message. come from american express. Make the most of your life with offers on travel. Dining and entertainment. Learn more at american express dot com slash with amex..
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"Month including nearly nineteen thousand unaccompanied minors the most ever in a single month in a visit to brownsville texas secretary. My orcas acknowledged the serious challenge. That's creating for federal officials and local communities. It is complicated changing and involves vulnerable people at a time of a global pandemic. My arca said that a rising number of migrants are testing positive for the corona virus. But he pushed back on the claim. That migrants are driving the dramatic rise. In cases across the south saying the positivity rate among migrants is the same or lower than rates in border communities joel rose. Npr news farmers efforts to put the opioid crisis and the review mirror are continuing. The remains a great deal of anger. The wealthy family behind the company will be protected from lawsuits under the deal. Confirmation hearings begun in. Us bankruptcy court for an agreement that would remove control the company for members of the wealthy sackler family while requiring them to contribute four and a half billion dollars opioid abatement efforts most states with claims against the company of signed off on the agreement. Oil bounced up a little bit gains rising with the stock market up. Fourteen points for the dow. This is npr. The number of people filing first time jobless claims fell for third straight week. The labor department reports initial applications for unemployment benefits came into three hundred seventy five thousand down from the previous week and well below the nine hundred thousand weekly applications being filed in january. Just the latest sign. Us economy continues to reopen with more people returning to work. The overall employment is yet to rebound fully to pre pandemic levels. Adidas says it is selling off its brand reebok. The germans sporting goods company has struggled to revive reebok's performance for years finally agreeing to sell it to authentic brands group for two and a half billion dollars more from npr's alina sell euch. Reebok shot to success in the nineteen eighties but had lost its footing by the two thousands when adidas acquired the brand dido's jolted reebok into profitability and even four-time undercut the dominant nike in the us. But the brand never quite caught up to its turnaround expectations a few months ago. Adidas put it on the block. Now reebok is going to authentic brands group. Which has been buying up. Intellectual property in licensing rights to dozens of consumer names including devour forever. Twenty one brooks brothers nine west. It also owns rights to brands of such legends as marilyn monroe and shaquille o'neal authentic brands recently filed to go public on the new york stock exchange. Alina so you. Npr news russian company..
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"Sales in illinois will now be subject to universal background checks under legislation democratic governor. Jay pritzker signed today. This bill is the most comprehensive reform to our state firearms laws in over a generation brisker speaking in aurora side of the two thousand nineteen mass shooting at henry pratt company. The legislation also provides the money for a stolen gun database in the state and it has mental health funding for communities affected by gun violence such as chicago where the pace of gun. Violence is higher than last year's today. The governor also raised concerns organizers of lollapalooza failed to do a better job of keeping crowds safe from corona virus. Health officials are worried that the four day music festival might have also been a super spreader event for covert nineteen. It's estimated nearly a hundred thousand people flocked to chicago's grant park each day in new york governor. Andrew cuomo has announced that all of new york city's transit staff must be vaccinated. Npr's quil lawrence reports. New york may expand the mandate if cova numbers keep rising cuomo said mass transit. And new york's port authority workers must get a vaccine by labor day or test weekly. He encouraged businesses to require customers be vaccinated and he said the public supports it. Seventy five percent of new yorkers have gotten at least one shot it has been accepted as a social policy. And if you want to teach my kids. I think you should be vaccinated. And if you wanna take care of my mother in a nursing home. I think you should be vaccinated. Cuomo said recent changes in cdc guidance caused confusion but still encouraged local governments to follow the cdc including possible mask mandates indoors even for fully vaccinated people quil lawrence npr news new york more than three and a half million americans who owe back rent at risk of eviction some as soon as today the federal eviction. Moratorium pass last year to help slow. The spread across the virus expired over the weekend the us senate is poised to begin debating amendments to the roughly one trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure package. Npr's windsor johnston reports lawmakers unveil details of the text last night. The bipartisan measure includes five hundred fifty billion dollars in spending to rebuild the nation's roads bridges and railways democratic senator. Kirsten cinema says lawmakers were able to work out a lot of their differences. We look forward very much to working with our colleagues in a collaborative and open way over the coming days to work through this historic investment and infrastructure in our country. Senate majority leader chuck schumer said once the bill is passed. He would move to a budget blueprint for a broader three point. Five trillion dollar measure crafted by democrats. That proposal would fund new spending on healthcare education and measures to combat climate change. The bill is not expected to gain support from senate. Republicans windsor johnston. Npr news washington npr. The us census bureau is preparing to release the next major set of results. From last year's national headcount many state and local governments have been waiting months for this new redistricting data. Npr's hansie long reports will use the information to prepare for upcoming elections. new data. used to redraw voting districts is expected out by mid august. Almost five month delay has forced some state and local governments to push back election dates. The census bureau says a needed that extra time to make sure. The data is accurate. I shares count was ended by the corona virus pandemic and the trump administration's last minute schedule changes. They detailed demographic information is also coming with new privacy protections that the bureau says are needed to keep people anonymous in the data but many data users are concerned about how that could make information about rural and small geographic areas as well as minority groups unusable on zeal along. Npr news new york china's confirming more than three hundred lives were lost to recent floods in hon on province. The vast majority were enjo- a transportation hub of twelve million people located along the yellow river cell phone images from the july torn show. How heavy rainfall turns streets into rivers from afar. People's vehicles looked a lot like toy cars floating and brown water video inside subway. Cars show the muddy water rising to shoulder height with passengers. Clasping two handles above them. Joe had received more than two feet of rain in a period of just three days. Authorities say fifty. People remain unaccounted for. I'm lakshmi singh npr news..
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"Florida texas missouri now account for forty percent of all new in nineteen cases nationwide and also says that for a second week one in five of all. Us cases was recorded in florida with millions of people still unvaccinated against cove in nineteen. The delta varied of the virus is spreading quickly in the us. Doctor rochelle wolinsky head of the cdc notes. The deltas more aggressive than previous strains of corona virus it is one of being most infectious respiratory viruses. And i've seen in my twenty year career. According to new research from a leading group of scientists the latest cova surge could get worse throughout the summer and peak in the fall house speaker. Nancy pelosi and republican leader. Kevin mccarthy are still trading jabs over the select committee investigating the deadly january six attack on the us capitol. Npr's claudy silas reports the verbal. Jousting comes a day after pelosi rejected two of mccarthy's. Gop picks for the panel. Mccarthy responded by pulling all five the house minority leader is not letting up on pelosi or the select committee itself from what the speaker has done that puts a great deal down and speaker. Pelosi is not letting up either saying she had to reject mccarthy's quote ridiculous picks of representatives. Jim banks and jim jordan from the panel is my responsibility as speaker of the house to make sure we get to the truth on this and we will not let their tactics stand in the way of that as of now. The eight-member committee is made up of seven democrats and one republican liz. Cheney all appointed by pelosi. who has not ruled out adding other members to the panel in the future quantity selous. Npr news the capitol the bootleg fire in oregon has become the third largest fire in the state and more than a hundred years. Npr's nathan rot reports at while most of the blazes burning and largely uninhabited areas. Smoke from it and other blazes or casting smoke across the united states. Much of the smoke blurring. Us guys is coming from wildfires. Burning in canada. Were record heat has baked forests. Priming them for flame the same conditions exist across much of the western. Us with multiple states dealing with a climate change fueled mega drought and heatwave following heatwave following heat wave a history of fire suppression is also left many areas choked with undergrowth that xs kindling for fires. Firefighting resources are spread thin across the region and will likely remain so for the next month or more nathan rot. Npr news weekly unemployment claims have hit a two month high but overall more people are still heading back to work labor department reporting today. The number of americans to file initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by fifty one thousand last week to four hundred. Nineteen thousand this is. Npr knees home. Prices hit a new record. High last month as the housing market continued to see strong demand. Npr's chris arnold reports the number of sales of existing homes. Also rose slightly. The median price for a home is now three hundred sixty three thousand dollars. That's up twenty three percent from just a year ago. Prices are being driven up by a historic shortage of homes on the market lawrence. Yun is the chief economist of the national association of realtors. He says realtors are seeing some decrease in demand in part because there are just so few affordable homes for first time buyers record high home prices. Twenty percent gain in some markets is simply prices out the buyers. They simply cannot afford at today's prices what they could afford one year ago. Enhance their priced out. The average home is selling in just seventeen days. That's a record chris arnold. Npr news as tokyo prepares to formally open twenty twenty turn 2021 olympics tomorrow the japanese cities reporting another six month high in new cove nineteen cases. Nearly two thousand new cases spectators are barred from all olympics venues in the tokyo area however olympics officials are allowing several hundred to attend the opening ceremony. Today the party seems to be in downtown milwaukee dozens of bugs fans lining the streets today for a parade celebrating city's first nba championship in fifty years. This is npr news..
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"Live from npr news in washington. Korva coleman senate. Democrats are moving ahead today with key test. Vote on a bipartisan infrastructure proposal. Npr's windsor johnston reports. If passed lawmakers could then advance the roughly one trillion dollar measure for further debate lawmakers. Have yet to finalize. The details of the bipartisan proposal. Mainly how to pay for it. Senate majority leader. Chuck schumer says the vote to move ahead with. The bill is merely a starting point not a final deadline. All a yes. Vote on emotion to proceed. Means is simply that the senate is ready to begin debating. A bipartisan infrastructure. Bill no more no less senate. Republicans are demanding more time to finalize the bill and have threatened to block the process from moving forward the proposal which focuses on traditional infrastructure projects like roads and bridges would need at least ten republican votes to pass windsor johnston. Npr news washington olympic events are underway in tokyo. There was a shocker in women's soccer action today the. Us women's soccer team was upset by sweden in their first match. Losing three. nothing. There are no spectators. Npr's tom goldman says. Olympic organizers banned. Most of them to reduce the chance for the corona virus to spread for the few fans who can attend some events. No chairing no singing. No chanting Most events have no fence at all. There are some plans to pipe in some some sounded venues but interestingly today japan started off the olympic competition with a big softball win over australia. The japanese one. Eight to one and one report from the stadium and fukushima said that when the japanese players hit home runs all you could hear was the buzzing of cicadas and polite applause. Npr's tom goldman reporting from tokyo. The us women's softball team also defeated italy today to nothing canada's softball team beat mexico. Four nothing officials in california say that state will receive a federal grant to help fight one of the first major wildfires of the season from member station. Kinky we d- lily. Jamali has more state fire officials. Say the dixie. Fire has burned around sixty thousand acres since it first sparked in a remote part of north central california last week. Governor gavin newsom says the grant from the president's disaster relief fund allows the state to be reimbursed for up to seventy five percent of the cost of fighting the fire late sunday night the utility. Pg filed an incident report with state regulators indicating that it's equipment may started the fire. Pg new equipment has caused several blazes in recent years including the twenty eighteen campfire which destroyed much of the town of paradise and killed at least eighty five people for npr news. I'm lily.
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"Live from npr. News in washington. I'm jack speer haiti's acting prime minister will step down and hand over power to a political rival who is backed by key members of the international community is. Npr's carrie. kahn explains haiti's elections minister confirms to npr. The change of leadership as the country still deals with the assassination of its president. Nearly two weeks ago was happening. According to haiti's election minster mattias. Pierre the handover power. Could take place as soon as tuesday. Prime minister cloud. Joseph will step down in seventy one year old neurosurgeon arielle. On re will become prime minister. Enrique had been picked by former president giovanni elmo east to be prime minister before the assassination. However since maurice's murdered both men have claimed to be in charge over the weekend the so-called core group of key international diplomats including representatives from the us un and the organization of american states through it support to honoree haitian officials say they hope to hold elections leader. This year carrie kahn. Npr news the nation's largest wildfire the bootleg fire in south central oregon is continuing to burn scorching more dry forest land and forcing the evacuation of a wildlife research station. There authorities say the fire crews had to pull back after flames jumped. Fire retardant containment lines the bootleg fires. Now burn some four hundred seventy six square miles. That's an area. Roughly the size of los angeles. Peer reviewed studies have found the warming. Climate is making large destructive wildfires. More likely because of hotter temperatures drier vegetation when school starts up again in the fall all students and school staff should wear masks regardless of vaccination status that is a new recommendation of the american academy pediatrics. Npr selena simmons duffin reports the reasoning behind these new recommendations is that first of all children under age twelve are not yet eligible.
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"Tour de france for the second year in a row. Npr's eleanor beardsley has more from paris. Luke air beat compatriot jasper philipson and britain mark cavendish in an explosive finals. Down the shawn's elysee but today pogo shar took the overall title of the three week. Two thousand plus mile race finishing more than five minutes ahead of his closest competitor. Voguish are one two mountain stages in the pyrenees and an individual time trial. He finished the door with the white jersey for the best under twenty five rider and with the polkadot jersey for the mountains classification as he did last year. Five time tour winner. Eddie merck's who are in the nickname the cannibal due to his insatiable appetite for victory said he sees pogo shower as the new cannibal able to win several more tours in the years to come. Eleanor beardsley npr news. Paris france is reporting as spike. In the number of new corona virus cases. Health officials confirm more than twelve thousand infections on sunday. That's the third day. The daily number has been above ten thousand. The latest increase in cases is being blamed on the highly contagious delta variant. The french government says the strain now accounts for about half of the country's infections stocks across asia traded lower today shares in china japan and hong kong all posted losses on wall street. Dow futures are trading lower. I'm windsor johnston. Npr news in washington..
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"Live from npr news. In washington. In korva coleman democratic leaders are trying hard to sell their three and a half trillion dollar budget plan. Npr's franco or ordonio reports. Democrats have almost no wiggle room with slim majorities in the house and senate leaders essentially need every democrat to be on board and some like senator joe manchin a raising concerns about how it'd be paid for and for the plans cuts to fossil fuels concerned about inflation on on someone to see more the details. What's going on i'm concerned. Also about maintaining the mgm dependence adds details are still being worked out but the plans include establishing clean energy standards and funding universal. Pre-k democrats say. It'll be paid for through tax increases on corporations and wealthy americans those making more than four hundred thousand dollars a year franko or donas. Npr news washington the surgeon general. Dr vivek murthy is calling the spread of faults. Health information and urgent threat. He's releasing one of the surgeon. General's rare advisories murthy says all americans need to fight health misinformation. Because it's putting lives in danger about a third of adults in the us or not vaccinated against cove in nineteen murthy says. This is prolonging the pandemic. In haiti the head of security at the presidential palace has been arrested in connection with last week's assassination of patient. President jovan ways. Npr's jason bobi and reports from puerto sprints. The security chief is one of several officials that investigators want interview. Dmitry erard was detained late on wednesday after failing to answer a summons by prosecutors gerard in the heads of two other security teams charged with protecting president. Movies were relieved of their duties earlier. This week prosecutors and many haitians are asking how it was possible for the president to be killed yet. None of his guards injured arrest. Warrants have also been issued for three other haitians in connection with the attack they include a former senator and ex official in the anti-corruption commission and a businessman who faced charges of drug smuggling in the us. The warrants show a widening of the investigation beyond the two dozen colombian mercenaries who battled police outside the president's home in the wake of the killing jason bobbie-ann npr news port-au-prince. Devastating flooding is inundating parts of germany and belgium. At least thirty three people have been killed as me. Nicholson reports from berlin. That dozens of other people are missing. The hilly eifel region of rhineland palatinate has been declared a state of emergency after more than two months worth of rain fell in just twenty four hours with road's flooded several villages in the region on no longer accessible and with more continuous downpour expected today and tomorrow. The army is being deployed to help with rescue efforts as me nicholson reporting from berlin on wall street. The dow was down thirty three points at thirty four thousand nine hundred. The is down in about eleven points at fourteen thousand six hundred thirty four. You're listening to npr german chancellor. Angela merkel is in washington to meet president biden. Today it's likely her last official visit as miracle is leaving office this year. After sixteen years as germany's leader she and biden are expected to discuss gas pipeline from russia that the. Us opposes south. Africa is deploying more soldiers to deal with unrest in two provinces. Violence began last week. When former south african president jacob zuma was imprisoned the former president belongs to the zulu ethnic group. The king of the amazulu is appealing. For calm ish mahfoud equa- has more and emotional mitsuzuka's we who became king following his father's death in march condemned. The violence and looting has brought great shame. Upon all as fingers are pointed at my father's people. Dan rest started in kwazulu natal province and spread to how tang which includes johannesburg residents in primarily poor neighborhoods. Wear looting took place. A having difficulty accessing basics security forces going from door to door searching for looted goods. The police minister has warned they will arrest anybody found with new merchandise without some proof of purchase for npr news. I am ish. Mundi are in harry. The government of cuba says it will temporarily let travelers bring food and medicine into the country and won't make them pay extra fees for it. Cuba was rocked last sunday by massive anti-government protests cubans are outraged over the lack of food. High prices and the government's handling of the pandemic. I'm korva coleman. Npr news from washington..
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"Live from npr news. i'm jack speer. John in minneapolis is ordering the city to increase the number of active police officers in the midst of a surge in violent crime. Workm- npr's martin kosti the minneapolis. Police department has lost about a quarter of its cop. Since the murder of george floyd while shootings have increased sondra samuels lives on the city's hard hit north side and she says while she wants police reform that should not mean less policing during a wave of violence. Eighty three percent of the gun. Fat victims are black. We only make up twenty percent of the city so we need a transform department and we need police staffed at the proper levels samuels and other sued the city for letting the number of cops fall below the minimum set by the city charter. A judge ordered higher staffing. But there's likely to be a ballot initiative this fall to replace the current department martin kosti. Npr news minneapolis officials in north miami beach. Say they've now ordered the evacuation of a condominium about five miles from the scene of last week's deadly collapse of another building city announcing an audit prompted by last week's building collapse finds the one hundred fifty six unit buildings both structurally and electrically unsafe residents hauled suitcases packed items into cars today. Meanwhile at the scene of the partial collapse of the champlain tower south additional bodies were recovered. Bring the confirmed death. Toll there to twenty two dozens more remain unaccounted for. President bind says the economy is on the move and cova nineteen is on the run but his npr's asthma hollered reports as we head into the holiday weekend. The contagious delta variant is spreading. The white house plans to celebrate this. Fourth of july is a return to normal life. After months of pandemic restrictions. the president is inviting some one thousand military personnel in essential workers to the white house lawn. Still biden says he is concerned that people who are not vaccinated could catch this new co variant and spread it to other unvaccinated. People concerned. There's going to be a major outbreak in other words that we're going to have another epidemic nationwide but and concern lies will be lost. The white house had set a goal of getting at least one vaccine dose to seventy percent of adults by independence day. But they're expected to fall a bit short us mukalla. Npr news the whitehouse. Firefighters fighters in california. Say they're making progress against wildfires in northern california that burned several homes and forced people to evacuate three big fires of so far scorched upwards of sixty square miles of land in the mount shasta region damage was reported the salt fire which prompted evacuation in the unincorporated community of lake had north of the city of reading to the north container of the lava fire near mount shasta increased to twenty seven percent work on the tenant fire and the call with national forest continues on wall street. Today the dow was up one hundred fifty two points. The nasdaq rose one hundred. Sixteen points this is. Npr airport workers in paris are protesting pay cuts and beers owner beardsley reports. Hundreds of union activists blocked a busy international terminal. Charles de gaulle airport today after talks broke down between employees and management striking workers beating drums and blowing horns and whistles blocked passport control at charles de gaulle airport on the first big weekend of summer vacation. Departures workers are.
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"Being taken to hospitals in Japan as for the rest of the passengers. They're stuck on the ship under strict orders to to stay in their cabins. Catherine NECAS is from Sacramento to regularly check temperature. So we got today. We've gotten masks. Deka says she and her husband have it better than some. Their room has a balcony so at least they can get some fresh air. Rebecca Davis. NPR News Washington. You employers added more jobs than economists were expecting affecting last month the Labor Department says hiring jumped two hundred twenty five thousand in January although the unemployment rate rose to three point six percent is more people enter the job market Wall Street lower by the closing bell. The Dow Down Two hundred seventy seven points. You're listening to NPR news. A judge in Boston today handed down the toughest penalty so far in the college admissions cheating scandal as NPR's Chris Arnold reports the former CEO of a major investment firm. Tom was sentenced to nine months in prison. Prosecutors argued that Douglas Hodge should get a harsher sentence than other parents because he took part in the conspiracy for more than a decade aide. They said the former. CEO of the investment firm Pimco paid a total of nearly one million dollars in bribes to get two of his children at Georgetown University and another to to the University of Southern California. The judge cited hydros quote repeated and Enduring Criminal Conduct in order to pay seven hundred and fifty thousand dollar fine hides judge pleaded guilty and in a letter to the judge wrote quote. I have made serious mistakes in judgment. He also said he was truly sorry. The admission scandal has so far implicated more than fifty parents. Parents coaches and others Chris Arnold. NPR News Boston. A winter storm with strong wind gusts blowing snow and widespread flooding made traveling dangerous. As as the storm system moved into the northeast in Tampa tornadoes blew a tree into a mobile home trapping. An elderly woman National Weather Service is working to confirm tornadoes in Virginia and Maryland. Near the nation's capital hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses lost power today after wind gusts up to sixty miles per hour knock down trees damaging homes and power lines from Virginia Nja to New England krill prices lower by the close down one point two percent ending the day at fifty dollars. Thirty two cents. A Barrel Wall Street was lower by the bell. The the Dow Down Two hundred seventy seven. points the Nasdaq down. Fifty one the S. and P. Five hundred down eighteen. I'm Janine Herbst N._P._R.. News in Washington..
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"The ceasefire could lost between seven to ten days it was handed over to the. US envoy negotiations on my hollow. Saad his office is expected to respond to the offer within the week. A ceasefire is largely meant to create enough good-will to allow a deal that would logically end America's eighteen year long enough gone Estan but it's also meant to pave the way for peace talks between the Taliban and other Afghan parties. He's including the government dod in Lahore Pakistan the Recording Academy which puts on the annual Grammy Awards just play. CEO and President Deborah or Dugan on administrative. Leave just ten days before this year's award ceremony. NPR's Scott Neuman has details in a statement. The Academy says a formal allegation of misconduct has been made by a senior female member of the organization that independent investigators have been called in and that the move to suspend Dugan was was needed to quote restore the confidence of its membership however it does not elaborate on the nature of the allegations nor in fact even whether Dugan herself is directly likely involved Dugan previously worked for Bono's AIDS relief organization. She took over at the academy in August for Longtime CEO. Neil Porno who sparked controversy with a remark. That women needed to step up to get ahead in the music. Industry Scott Neuman. NPR News on stock markets in Asia shares are higher After China report at six percent economic growth last year it's lowest pace since nineteen ninety you're listening to. NPR News in Guatemala authorities aided by US immigration agents intercept some three hundred migrants who arrived there from Honduras the group of adults and children reportedly we stopped to rest after walking roughly six hours as a caravan headed to Mexico's border with the US. Police say they had no choice but to bust the migrants back to Honduras Chris because they couldn't produce entry documents. Federal agents in Maryland and Delaware have arrested three men believed linked to a violet white supremacists the suspects were accused of transporting firearms and ammunition with the intent to commit a felony authorize. Believe they were planning to attend a pro-gun rally that scattered beheld next last week in Richmond. Virginia a new study finds that sepsis also known as blood poisoning kills far more people than previously recognized inst- NPR science correspondent. Richard Harris has details sepsis arises when the body has a severe reaction to infection. It can lead to multiple organ failure a year and often death global health. Experts have figured it's involved in about ten percent of deaths but a new study being published in the Lancet says the impact is twice that size affecting one in five deaths globally. That's eleven million. People a year in developed countries. SEPSIS GONNA rise in a healthy individual with an infection or it can crop up in the hospital among people who are already weak globally. It takes a huge toll among women around the time of birth as well as people in traffic accidents. The study is out of the University of Pittsburgh the University of Washington Richard Harris N._p._R. News. And I'm Shay Stevens N._P._R.. News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. US Senators have been sworn in as jurors in the impeachment trial of president in trump as NPR's Brian Naylor reports. It's been a day of pomp and circumstance in the chamber with the impeachment trial getting underway. Next week I the house impeachment manager I solemnly proceeded to the Senate Chamber where lead manager Democrat Adam. Schiff read aloud the two articles of impeachment a few hours later chief justice John Roberts who will preside over the trial swore senators in do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump president end of the United States now pending you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. So help you God. Senators then signed an oath book. President and trump has been given until Saturday to respond to the chargers. The impeachment trial will begin in earnest. Tuesday afternoon Brian Naylor. NPR News Washington FBI agents have met with Republican Congressional candidate Robert Hyde about his communications with an associated. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani details from. NPR's Ryan Lucas. The move comes days after a series of text messages that hide exchange with Parnasse an indicted associated rudy. Giuliani were made. Public is part of the impeachment inquiry in those texts. Six departments in March two thousand nineteen height appears to suggest that he is monitoring the movements of venue US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovich Hyde who has launched a long long-shot bid for Congress has sent suggested in comments posted online that the messages were joke for his part. Parnasse says he never believed that Uganda which was under surveillance. Meanwhile in Ukraine the country's national police says it is looking into the matter and it has asked for the FBI Assistance Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington. The Senate has given final congressional congressional approval for the US Mexico. Canada trade deal that will replace Nafta the bow came a day after the signing of an initial agreement between the US and China on trade read the US MCA now goes to president. Trump for signing into law replacing NAFTA was a centerpiece of trump's twenty sixteen campaign. The new trade agreement still needs Canadian approval before it can take effect for the first time in nearly a month the US and the Taliban are holding talks to try to hammer out a deal to reduce violence. I went in Afghanistan as Jennifer glass reports from Kabul. The latest talks are being held amid a Taliban offer for temporary ceasefire. The Taliban spokesman talks have been fruitful on are expected to go on for another few days if the US Taliban agreement is signed intra-afghan talks expected to follow soon after the Afghan government this is reported Taliban offer to reduce violence. NEFF Ghanistan is not enough that a full ceasefire is needed for negotiations between Afghans and the Taliban to begin Jennifer glass us in Kabul Wall Street stocks closed higher on strong earnings reports today. The Dow Jones industrials gained two hundred sixty seven points this is NPR news federal agents in Maryland and Delaware have arrested three men suspected of having ties to a violent white supremacist group. The suspects are accused of transporting think firearms and ammunition with the intent to commit a felony authorities. Believe they plan to attend. pro-gun rally in Richmond next week. Virginia's governor has banned all firearms from the event fearing a repeat of the violence at a twenty. Seventeen white nationalist rally in Charlottesville where a counter protester was killed former Los Angeles County. Sheriff AIRFLEET BAUCOM has been ordered to report to prison to start serving a three-year sentence as KPCC's Elliott reports. Baca was convicted of obstructing justice. In two thousand seventeen. A jury found BACA OVERSAW SCHEME TO INTERFERE WITH AN FBI investigation into inmate abuse in the county jails. He remained free while his appeal appeal was pending earlier this week the. US Supreme Court declined to hear his case and a federal judge ordered Baca to surrender to prison. Baca was sentenced for conspiracy obstruction of justice justice and lying to federal investigators. The scandal led to the convictions of a number of department officials including BACCHUS chief. Deputy Baca led the sheriff's Department for Fifteen eighteen years before resigning in twenty fourteen amid the controversy. The former sheriff who seventy seven and has Alzheimer's disease must report to prison by February fifth for NPR. News I'm Elliot in Los Angeles. A five point three magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Mexico causing some damage in part of the state of Hakka the U._S._D._A.. Logical Survey said the quake occurred at eight. Oh Seven P._M.. It's unclear if there are any injuries. I'm Shay Stevens N._P._R.. News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts was sworn in on Capitol Hill. Today to preside over president. Donald Trump Senate impeachment trial Roberts then sworn members of the upper chamber to serve as the jurors senators as part of the oath promising to ensure Chore Impartial Justice as only the third impeachment trial ever for US president officially gets underway earlier in the day. US Representative Adam. Schiff stood before senators and read the the formal charges against trump abuse of power and obstruction of justice arising from his dealings with Ukraine. Meanwhile the Nonpartisan Government Accountability Office today said it found the White House broke the law by withholding security for Ukraine which had been approved by Congress the FBI is changing its policy related to how it will respond to election interference. Durance and cyber attacks in the future is. NPR's miles parks explains the FBI will now communicate with both local and state government officials about breaches since rushed attack on American American democracy in two thousand sixteen. The federal government has been criticized for poor communication with election officials before this policy shift. If a cyberattack successfully breached reached a local election system the agency would tell that county but not the state government in Florida for instance to counties were breached in two thousand sixteen but state officials does warrant briefed on the matter until roughly two years later it was part of a broader policy by the FBI to protect the identities of victims of crimes. Even if that victim in this case was the government the FBI will now alert the head election official in the state. The hacker occurred in a roughly the same time as the county. That's breached miles parks. NPR News Washington president. Trump says his administration is making it easier for students and teachers to pray at school in a White House. Ceremony trump said the government must never stand between the people and God but NPR's Tom Gjelten says the new rules on school. Prayer aren't significantly different from those used. Previously in his Oval Office remarks trump said school authorities around the country are stopping students and teachers from praying and sharing their faith on the football field. You see it so many times as with this stopped from Prang and we are doing something to stop that. Among the guests trump piloted was a former high school football coach. Who was fired fired after? He refused to stop kneeling in prayer with his players on the field after games but the new school prayer guidance still says quote teachers. It's another public. School officials acting in their official capacities may not lead their classes. In prayer Tom Gjelten. NPR News government committee reviewing the approval. The process for new passenger planes on the hills of deadly crashes involving Boeing seven thirty-seven. Max jets says overall. It's found that current system is safe. Whoever did say there could be some improvements. The committee differing sharply with. Legislators removing not only Boeing but the FAA Wall Street. The Dow closed up two hundred sixty seven points this is NPR the Pentagon says it's US training facility for more than eight hundred. Saudi military students could be restarted in coming days was nearly six weeks ago. audie trainee at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Shot and killed three sailors. The Pentagon had stopped all flights and field training for Saudi students amid concerns. Others might have been aware or or been involved in some way in the shooting this.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The impeachment trial of president trump officially got underway today. Hey with the swearing in of the Senate and the chief justice of the United States and bureau's Windsor. Johnston reports members of the House also presented the articles of impeachment that charged the president with abuse abuse of power and obstruction of congress in his dealings with Ukraine. After being sworn in to preside over the trial Chief Justice John Roberts as senators to stand as as he administered the oath trial of impeachment of Donald John Trump Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer reflected afterward on the gravity of the proceedings. uh-huh when the chief justice walked in you could feel the weight of the moment I saw members on both sides of the aisle visibly Gulp Democrats. Rats are urging the Senate to allow for additional documents and witness testimony especially in light of new details about president trump's roll and the ever to pressure Ukraine Crane to investigate a political rival Senate Republicans continue to push back against those calls Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington Federal Judges Postponing ponying the sentencing of former trump administration national security adviser. Michael Flynn the move coming just days after Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea. US District Court Judge did not rule immediately on the request to withdraw the plea instead asking for additional court filings on the matter in the next month or so. The judge rescheduled a hearing set for this month till February. Oh Boy twenty-seventh Flynn move to withdraw his plea this week. Claiming the Justice Department backed out of a promise by asking. He be sentenced up to six months in prison for lying to the FBI Connecticut man who exchanged what appeared to be menacing text messages with left part about the US ambassador to Ukraine has received a visit from the FBI. NPR's has Ryan Lucas has learned. FBI agent showed up at the home and business today of Robert F hide. The move comes days after a series of text messages. That hide exchanged with left Parnasse and indicted associative Rudy Giuliani. We're made public part of the impeachment inquiry in those texts depar- NAS in March two thousand nineteen height appears to suggest that he is monitoring the movements of venue US embassador ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich Hyde who has launched a long shot bid for Congress has sent suggested in comments posted online that the messages were joke for his part. Parnasse says he never believed that IANOVICH was under surveillance. Meanwhile in Ukraine the country's national police says it is looking into the matter and it has asked for the FBI's Assistance Assistance Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington. The retail industry's main trade. Group is out with its final report on two thousand Nineteen holiday sales the national retail federation announcing today a sales increased at the top range of the forecast a four point one percent for November and December shopping period stocks continued their rally on Wall Street today as investors over hold over some solid earnings reports. The Dow up two hundred sixty seven points to twenty nine thousand two hundred ninety seven you're listening to NPR the US and Russia are announcing a new round of talks focusing on arms control senior U. S. and Russian diplomats meeting in Vienna today for what is being called a strategic Egypt security dialogue the talks also expected to focus on reducing misunderstandings on critical security issues. The State Department says the two sides of discussed the size of their nuclear clear stockpiles the threats of an arms race and potential for future arms control negotiations. One in one in seven adults in the US is physically inactive. That's according to new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and bears. Allison Aubrey reports. There are significant regional differences in levels of inactivity and those two active active state is Colorado. Where more than eighty percent of adults reported leisure time exercise this compares to Puerto Rico? Where just over half of adults were physically? Active by by region the South had the highest prevalence of inactivity. The study is based on Federal Survey Data. People were asked if over the last month. They'd participated in activities titties just running gardening or walking for exercise. There were notable differences by ethnishity to overall Hispanics had the highest prevalence of inactivity being physically active helps people sleep better feel better and reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease. Allison Aubrey NPR. News starbucks says it.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh the. US Senate has accepted the articles of impeachment of president trump NPR's quality salis reports. This move triggers start of trump's trial after he was accused of leveraging hundreds of millions and military aid to Ukraine to pressure the US allies to help help him politically Adam. Shift the chairman of the House. Intelligence Committee led the impeachment manager team in presenting the articles to the Senate using the powers of his office. President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government Ukraine in the twenty twenty United States presidential. Election the chief justice of the United States is being being sworn in and will interns wherein the full chamber of senators who will act as jurors. The senators must sit in silence and without their electronic devices for the duration of the trial. All the proceedings are slated to start on Tuesday could last several weeks cloudy sunless. NPR News the Capitol. Meanwhile Ukrainian police have announced they're investigating whether a US ambassador was under illegal surveillance last spring before the trump administration removed her from her post. Whoever Ukraine says its position is not to interfere in the? US Is Internal Journal Political Affairs the President's marking National Religious Freedom Day with a reminder. The public school students have constitutional rights to prayer and they they could risk losing federal funds if those rights are not protected. NPR's frank or donas reports the White House says it's not changing existing laws were plans to update those already on the books. President trump will host a group of Christian Jewish and Muslim students. Who say they face discrimination at school in an exclusive interview with NPR? The director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan said provisions that protect student prayer have been eroded over time by hostility toward religion were trying across the board award to invite religious institutions and people of faith back into the Public Square and say look. Your views are just as valid as anybody else's amdo by by the way they're protected by the First Amendment to the constitution. The event comes as trump works to boost support among Evangelical Christians before the Twenty Twenty election. Franko ORDONIO HAS NPR news the White House the US Senate has overwhelmingly approved an update a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. NPR's Scott horsely reports. The vote follows Louis passage in the house last month. The vote in the Senate was broad and bipartisan with eighty nine senators voting in favor of the updated trade deal and just ten senators voting. No that's similar to the lopsided tally that the US MCA one in the house last month. That's NPR's Scott horsely reporting. The retail. Sector's coming off. What one one.