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"If the choice is debt or homelessness. Ah hum. I'm gonna go in as much data as I can. I'm Ari Shapiro, the consequences of Congress not passing another relief bill this afternoon on all things considered from NPR news. All things considered, comes your way at 4 30 this afternoon on KQED Public radio. I'm Jack Let PR's lawmakers returning to Washington today headed last ditch negotiations to try and pass a coronavirus relief package before the session ends. Democrats are seeking direct aid for state and local governments, while Republicans want liability protections for businesses. Lawmakers also need to pass a spending package in order to avoid another government shutdown. The Transportation Security Administration is reporting a pandemic record number of people flying this weekend. T. Essa says it's screened nearly 1.2 million people yesterday largest number since March, still less than half from the same time last year. French lawmakers are agreeing to rewrite a proposed security law after tens of thousands marched across the country. Yes against it over the weekend, most controversial part would ban the publication of images of police officers with the intent of causing them harm You're listening to here and now.
Biden unveils economic team, nominating Yellen for treasury secretary
"Secretary There's NPR's Scott Horsley reports, a woman will shatter another barrier in her new role on Biden's team. Cecilia Rouse is has been tapped to lead the Council of Economic Advisers where she would be the she had previously served on that council and she would be the first African American to head the council. NPR's Scott Horsley reporting Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama have notified federal labor authorities of
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Here & Now
"Over the past few months. We appreciate it. It's always our pleasure. Thank you, Peter, you're listening to hear now. Advocates for reproductive rights want President elect Biden to reverse many of the policies put in place by the Trump administration. The harm that has impacted again. A lot of low income and World communities around access to basic family planning services have been horrific. How much can the Biden administration do, though on the next morning edition from NPR News Morning edition comes your way to a M every weekday morning on KQED. I'm Jack Let PR's global coronavirus cases have now passed 63 million with nearly 1.5 million deaths. Figures from Johns Hopkins University show more than 13.4 million confirmed cases in the US and more than 267,000 deaths. Cases in Europe appear to be going down or flattening in many countries, Although regional health officials say it is still too early to ease coronavirus restrictions, the head of the European Disease Control Center says the continent's death rate is still rising. She also points out intensive care units were 91% full last week, with some countries likely at capacity. Two of Wall Street's larges data providers emerging and $44 Billion deal s and P Global is buying ih s market in an all stock deal is expected to close in the second half of the year. You're listening to hear it now. Hospital. ICUs in Greece are.
Governors to decide who gets vaccines first, health secretary says
"Services Secretary Alex Cesar is expected to meet with the nation's governors today to talk about plans to distribute Corona virus vaccine once it becomes available. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the U. S. Is preparing to roll out the first doses in the coming weeks. Secretary A czar tells CBS News that he and Vice President Mike Pence will speak to the nation's governors to discuss the vaccines and which groups of people should be prioritized to get them. First people in nursing homes the most vulnerable be thinking healthcare workers who are on the front lines of most interacting with suspected covert cases. As the first tranches of people that will try to get vaccinated. A czar says the first to Corona virus vaccines could be available to Americans before Christmas. Pharmaceutical giant Fizer has already filed for emergency use authorization from the FDA. Another developer. Madonna is expected to file today. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Then there's the
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"Electoral votes from a state that had voted Republican and every presidential race for the past 20 years. The certification came as Trump Campaign lawyers travel to Arizona to appear with some state lawmakers and Continue their efforts to call the results into question with baseless claims. Biden, meanwhile, has announced several members of his economic team, NPR's Asma Khalid, reports. And also officially confirmed that former Fed chair Janet Yellen will be his nominee for Treasury secretary. If she's confirmed, Yellen would become the first woman to service Treasury secretary in the department's more than 200 year history by then also nominated Neera Tanden to service director of the Office of Management and Budget. Tandon would be the first woman of color to leave the OM be biting, also named one of his former economic advisers, Jared Bernstein to the Council of Economic Advisors. Along with Heather Boucher, an economist who's focused on inequality. He tapped labor economist Cecilia Rouse to lead the council. She would be the first African American in that position. In a statement, Biden said his team is comprised of quote tested public servants who will help the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus. As my colleague. NPR NEWS The Supreme Court is reviewing President Trump's directive to alter the 2020 census numbers used to determine the next electoral college map. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang. Reports of justices heard aural arguments today and may release their decision as soon as next month. The Constitution requires the census numbers are used for reallocating congressional seats among the states to include the whole number of persons in each state. President Trump wants to exclude unauthorized immigrants. But administration has not decided exactly how it would come up with information needed to make that change at your questions from a majority of Supreme Court justices, including Justice Amy Cockney Barrett. Isn't that cut in favor of waiting that Maybe there's no injury here because we're not really sure what the contours of the decision would be buried. Another justice is noted the possibility of the court waiting to rule on whether Trump can alter those census counts until when and if he actually does. Lindsay Lo Wang. NPR NEWS NEW YORK Madonna is reporting more encouraging data showing its vaccine is so far proving effective in preventing a patient from getting really sick from covert 19. It's now filing with the FDA to approve its vaccine for emergency authorization. Fizer has already done so..
IRS Says Its Own Error Sent $1,200 Stimulus Checks To Non-Americans Overseas
"Now. Earlier this year, our team of reporters discovered that stimulus money from the first coronavirus relief package had been mistakenly sent to citizens off other countries. U. S government previously blamed the recipients for that error. But as Sasha Pfeiffer from our NPR investigations, team reports, the Iris now says those non Americans were not always at fault and the mistake Is likely to happen again, if more stimulus checks go out. Suzanne Wig force is a 78 year old citizen of Sweden, who lives in the country's capital, Stockholm, and over the summer, she was surprised to get a check in the mail from the United States Treasury, followed by a letter signed by President Donald J. Trump. And he says the White House Washington You lied. 31st. Your economic impact payment has arrived. My fellow American. It was a stimulus check for $1200. And I thought I can't believe it. They're sending it to me. Why? I mean, it's crazy, isn't it? It's crazy, she says, because she is not entitled to that money. The only people eligible for stimulus checks are U. S citizens and individuals that for tax purposes, the iris calls resident aliens. Suzanne. Weak force is neither of those now. Previously, the U. S government said the reason many non citizens mistakenly received checks is they filed incorrect tax returns that made them appear to be American. But weak force does not file a U. S tax return. Asked about this by NPR, The Iris now acknowledges that some non Americans erroneously receive stimulus money through no fault of their own. I'm just upset. I love American. This is so wrong because I saw that number of people were being evicted every month in Chicago, for instance, and I thought One of those families would have needed this stimulus check. Why should a Swedish citizen living abroad received $1200? The iris now says it mistakenly sent checks to some non citizens who receive Social Security and other federal benefits. People like WIG force. She receives a small social security payment from having worked in California for several years. And she believes that's why the iris erroneously sent her a stimulus check. I'm not gonna cash it. I'm just going to leave it here. There's no way I'm going to catch this money. It doesn't belong to me. Since Congress passed its coronavirus relief package in March, the U. S government has put no mechanisms in place to prevent these mistakes from happening again. That means if a new relief plan passes in the final weeks of the Trump administration or during the Biden administration, and if it includes more stimulus payments, some of that money is again likely to mistakenly end up in mailboxes overseas. Weak force is even likely to get another check how much money is leading out from the Treasury Department? Because of these similares checks. I wonder, the U. S. Government cannot answer that question. The Treasury did find that as of late May, $34 million in stimulus had gone to people who filed a tax return with a foreign address. But that includes eligible people like US citizens living abroad, and it does not include citizens of other countries who received a check at a U. S address. For example, NPR interview to citizen of the Dominican Republic who was not eligible, he had got a check at his former address in Massachusetts. At $34 Million also does not include people like WIG Force who got a check but don't file a U. S tax return at all. I think the poor folks in the iris don't have the bandwidth to go chasing this end. A. Kelleher is a vice president at Sprint tax, which does us tax preparation for nonresidents. It'd be great if they did, because I believe that there's millions of dollars that has gone to people that went entitled to it. Certainly not the intended recipients. Spring tax has clients from about 150 countries who mistakenly received stimulus check. Ex. Kelleher said the most common were India, China, South Korea, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, as well as numerous nations in Latin America. It's awful when we hear of millions of dollars going into the wrong hands, but was probably within a somewhat acceptable threshold of error or margin of error acceptable, he said, because Congress opted for speed over accuracy when it flooded the U. S economy with money last spring. Many non Americans who received a check and error are now trying to return it because they worry it will jeopardize their visa or immigration status. Course. There's equally thousands there is saying, Well, if they were silly enough to make this mistake, it's their mistake, and I'm not gonna give it back until they ask for it. Van Shockley falls in that category. He's 74 years old and was born in Pennsylvania. But he moved to Australia after becoming disillusioned with US politics in the 19 sixties. I had always been depressed when JFK was killed. I just couldn't get over that. So I started looking for someplace else start all over. So he gave up his U. S citizenship and has now been an Australian citizen for about a half century. His last trip to the U. S. Was 40 years ago. But he to receive stimulus money even though he's not eligible for it and does not file a U. S tax return. That was a waste together. My check the mail. Love pulled out a check. Federal Reserve Treasury thingamajig along with the eagle on that it's made out to me. What's the sum of America? What the hell's going on here? Why am I getting a check from the government? Just like Suzanne Wig Force in Sweden? Van Shockley in Australia suspects he mistakenly got a check because he receives Social Security from having worked in the U. S before moving overseas. First I thought it was a joke. And then I went down to the bank says Can you do some way of verifying that this is legal and the girl come back after five minutes. This is it's legal. You got the milling. Thank you, ma'am. I didn't ask for the money. I didn't expect any money. But as soon as I got us stuck into the bank, he ain't getting it back. Shockley attributes the mist ake two U. S. Government incompetence, complete stupidity. Just not doing their job properly. U S. Treasury officials said they are quote continuing to assess the accuracy of the stimulus program and the recovery efforts for any erroneous payments. In the meantime, they told NPR the Iris is relying on individuals to voluntarily return these payments. Sasha five for NPR News.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on All of It
"On the other side of the news. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar is expected to meet with the nation's governors today to talk about plans to distribute Corona virus vaccine once it becomes available. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the U. S. Is preparing to roll out the first doses in the coming weeks. Secretary A czar tells CBS News that he and Vice President Mike Pence will speak to the nation's governors to discuss the vaccines and which groups of people should be prioritized to get them. First people in nursing homes the most vulnerable be thinking healthcare workers who are on the front lines of most interacting with suspected covert cases. As the first tranches of people that will try to get vaccinated. A czar says the first to Corona virus vaccines could be available to Americans before Christmas. Pharmaceutical giant Fizer has already filed for emergency use authorization from the FDA. Another developer. Madonna is expected to file today. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Then there's the matter of fresh financial relief that millions of Americans have been waiting for Congress who proved before many of them lose their unemployment the day after Christmas. Congress is back in session for a final attempt to reach a compromise. There has been debate. Were weather relief should be rolled out in the final weeks of the Trump administration or become the first priority on Joe Biden's economic agenda. Once he takes office, January, 20th. Biden's economic team is taking shape Janet Yellen's poised to become the first woman to service Treasury secretary As NPR's Scott Horsley reports, a woman will shatter another barrier in her new role on Biden's team. Cecilia Rouse is has been tapped to lead the Council of Economic Advisers where she would be the she had previously served on that council and she would be the first African American to head the council. NPR's Scott Horsley reporting Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama have notified federal labor authorities of their plans to hold a unionization vote. Just ease up a potentially groundbreaking labor battle at the retail giant known for its opposition to unionizing, Here's NPR's Alina cell yuk. Amazon has more than a million permanent and temporary workers, most of them in warehouses. And while much of the work force in Europe is represented by unions, the company has so far fought off labor organizing efforts in the U. S. Now, some warehouse workers at one of Amazon's newer facilities invested more Alabama have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a unionization vote. They seek a bargaining unit of 1500 full and part time workers to be represented by the retail, wholesale and department store union. Amazon, in a statement argued the group did not represent the majority of its employees views. The company touted its minimum pay of $15 an hour as well as health and other benefits. Alina Cell Yuk NPR news The Dow is down 313 points or more than 1%. Since the Open a 29,595 This is NPR news. This is W N Y. C. I'm Rebecca Rivera. Mayor de Blasio says in person learning for middle and high school students won't resume until next year. Instead, the city will concentrate on reopening school buildings for younger students on Monday, and students with special needs who attend district 75 schools next Thursday, all with increased testing for covert 19. The amount of testing we need. The sheer capacity requires us to focus on elementary school, special education and early childhood students and staff will be tested once a week. All students must have signed consent forms. Under the new reopening plan, the mayor says schools may offer more days of in person instruction, but many but not all of them up to five days a week. Meanwhile, New York City's education chancellor says his department has been working to improve remote learning for families and educators and the weekend after Thanksgiving is typically a boon for small business owners. But because of the pandemic this year brought alot unlike many can remember. Only 19. At this time we were full booked for the weekend. Be. Bardon owns a cleaning company in Plainfield, New Jersey Her clients include Buffalo, wild wings and office buildings. And about 15% of her business is a New York where co Vered 19 is soaring. So this year, she has only a handful of jobs, Two office buildings in American Legion. Bardon says she's surviving by reaching into her savings. While the chance of rain and thunderstorms will stay with us through the afternoon, possibly evening through tomorrow afternoon. The low Tonight is around 50 degrees right now. 59 degrees. Support for NPR comes from little passports, offering activity kids to keep kids engaged and expand their minds. They'll explore France in Brazil and build a volcano and submarine from their kitchen table. Little passports dot com. Matt Katz, filling in for Alison Stewart, who's busy this week, recording the audio book of her book First Class. Thanks for spending part of your day with me. Here's some of the stories that team all of it is working on for You will speak with author Becky Cooper about her new book, We keep the Dead Close about the 1969 murder of Harvard graduate Student Jane Britain. And the university's alleged efforts to silence the investigation..
IRS Says Its Own Error Sent $1,200 Stimulus Checks To Non-Americans Overseas
"All right an update to an npr investigation now earlier. This year our team of reporters discovered that stimulus money. From the first corona virus. Relief package had been mistakenly sent to citizens of other countries. The us government previously blamed the recipients for that air but as sasha pfeiffer from our npr investigations team reports the irs. Now says those non-americans were not always at fault and the mistake is likely to happen again. If more stimulus checks go out. Suzanne wig force is a seventy eight year old citizen of sweden who lives in the country's capital stock home and over the summer she was surprised to get a check in the mail from the united states treasury followed by a letter signed by president donald j trump any says the white house washington july thirty first. Your economic impact payment has arrived my fellow american. It was a stimulus. Check for twelve hundred dollars. And i so i can't believe it sending it to me. Why it's crazy isn't it. It's crazy. She says because she is not entitled to that money. The only people eligible for stimulus checks are us citizens and individuals that for tax purposes. The irs calls resident aliens. Suzanne wig force is neither of those now previously. The us government said the reason. Many non-citizens mistakenly received checks. Is they filed incorrect tax returns. That made them appear to be. American with force does not file a us tax. Return asked about this by npr. The irs now acknowledges that some non-americans erroneously received stimulus money through no fault of their own. I'm just upset. I love american. This is so wrong. Because i saw that a number of people were being evicted every month in chicago for instance and also one of those families would have needed. This stimulus check. Why should a swedish citizen living abroad received. Twelve hundred dollars the irs. Now says it mistakenly sent checks to some non-citizens who receive social security and other federal benefits people like wig force. She receives a small social security payment from having worked in california for several years. And she believes that's why the irs erroneously send her stimulus check. I'm not gonna cash. I'm just gonna leave it here. There's no way i'm gonna cash this money. It doesn't belong to me since congress passed. Its coronavirus relief. Package in march the. Us government has put no mechanisms in place to prevent these mistakes from happening again. That means if a new relief plan passes in the final weeks of the trump administration or during the biden administration and if it includes more stimulus payments some of that money is again likely to mistakenly end up in mailboxes. Overseas workforce is even likely to get another check. How much money is bleeding out from the treasury department because of these similars checks. I wonder the. Us government cannot answer that question. The treasury did find that as of late may thirty. Four million dollars in stimulus had gone to people who filed tax return with a foreign address but that includes eligible people like us citizens living abroad and it does not include citizens of other countries who received a check at a us address for example npr interview citizen of the dominican republic. Who was not eligible. Ya gotta check at his former address in massachusetts. That thirty four million dollars also does not include people like wig force who got a check but don't file a us tax return at all. I think the poor folks in the irs. Don't of the bond with to go chasing this end. Kelleher is a vice president at sprint tax. Which does us tax preparation for non-residents. It'd be great if they did. Because i believe that there's millions of dollars that has gone to bless weren't entitled to it or certainly not the intended recipients spring tax has clients from about one hundred and fifty countries who mistakenly received stimulus checks kelleher said the most common were india china south korea vietnam and the united kingdom as numerous nations in latin america. It's awful when we hear of millions of dollars going into the wrong hands but was probably within somewhat acceptable threshold of error or margin of error. Acceptable he said because congress opted for speed over accuracy when it flooded the us economy with money less spring many non-americans who received a cheque in error are now trying to return it because they it will jeopardize their visa or immigration status bush equally. Passer saying well if they were silly enough to make this mistake could their mistake. And i'm not gonna give it back until they ask for it. Then shockley falls in that category. He's seventy four years old and was born in pennsylvania but he moved to australia becoming disillusioned with us. Politics in the nineteen sixties are always been depressed when jfk was killed. I just couldn't get over that. So i started looking for someplace else. Start over so. He gave up his u. s. citizenship. And has now been an australian citizen for about a half century his last trip to the. Us was forty years ago but he to receive stimulus money even though he's not eligible for it and does not file a us tax return. That was the weirdest thing ever check. The mail pulled out check federal reserve treasury. Tingey go over the eagle in that. It's made out to me. What's from america. What the hell's going on here. Why am i getting a check. The government just like suzanne wig force in sweden. Then shockley and australia. He mistakenly got a check because he received social security from having worked in the us. Before moving overseas. I i thought it was a joke and then i went down to the bank us. Can you do some way of verifying. This is legal. The girl come back after five minutes and says it's legal. You got the middle thank you bam. I didn't ask for the money. I didn't expect any money. But as soon as i got stuck in the bank. Yeah you're getting it back. Shockley attributes the mistake to us government incompetence complete stupidity. They're just not doing their job properly. Us treasury officials said they are continuing to assess the accuracy of the stimulus program and the recovery efforts for any eroneous payments sasha pfeiffer on morning edition from npr news.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Forum
"Guess go on. A staunch opponent of the death penalty, is a strong supporter of recent criminal justice. Reforms that were opposed by most law enforcement officials gets known, joins us this hour to discuss his plans for reforming the district attorney's office is pledged to reopen investigations into fatal police shootings and much more. That's next on forum right after this news. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar is expected to meet with the nation's governors today to talk about plans to distribute Corona virus vaccine once it becomes available. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the U. S. Is preparing to roll out the first doses in the coming weeks. Secretary A czar tells CBS News that he and Vice President Mike Pence will speak to the nation's governors to discuss the vaccines and which groups of people should be prioritized to get them. First people in nursing homes the most vulnerable be thinking healthcare workers who are on the front lines of most interacting with suspected covert cases. As the first tranches of people that will try to get vaccinated. A czar says the first to Corona virus vaccines could be available to Americans before Christmas. Pharmaceutical giant Fizer has already filed for emergency use authorization from the FDA. Another developer. Madonna is expected to file today. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Then there's the matter of fresh financial relief that millions of Americans have been waiting for Congress who proved before many of them lose their unemployment the day after Christmas. Congress is back in session for a final attempt to reach a compromise. There's been debate Were weather relief should be rolled out in the final weeks of the Trump administration or become the first priority and Joe Biden's economic agenda once he takes office, January, 20th. Biden's economic team is taking shape Janet Yellen's poised to become the first woman to service Treasury secretary There's NPR's Scott Horsley reports, a woman will shatter another barrier in her new role on Biden's team. Cecilia Rouse is has been tapped to lead the Council of Economic Advisers where she would be the she had previously served on that council and she would be the first African American head the council. NPR's Scott Horsley reporting. Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama have notified federal labor authorities of their plans to hold a unionization vote. Just ease up a potentially groundbreaking labor battle at the retail giant known for its opposition to unionizing, Here's NPR's Alina cell yuk. Amazon has more than a million permanent and temporary workers, most of them in warehouses. And while much of the work force in Europe is represented by unions, the company has so far fought off labor organizing efforts in the U. S. Now, some warehouse workers at one of Amazon's newer facilities invested more Alabama have petitioned the National labor Relations Board toe hold the unionization vote. They seek a bargaining unit of 1500 full and part time workers to be represented by the retail, Wholesale and department store union. Amazon in the statement argued the group did not represent the majority of its employees views. The company touted its minimum pay of $15 an hour as well as health and other benefits. Alina Cell Yuk NPR news The Dow is down 313 points or more than 1%. Since the Open a 29,595 This is NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Brian what San Francisco officials begin complying with new state rules aimed at limiting the spread of covert 19 today. California has placed San Francisco in the most restrictive Purple Tier city officials say indoor religious facilities, movie theaters, gyms and museums must close. Retail stores have to limit capacity to 25% restaurants can continue to operate outdoors. The city plans to comply with the state's limited overnight stay at home order. Issued earlier this month starting tonight, like other Bay Area counties, and the state health officials say, San Francisco his experiencing the most aggressive cove in 19 surge to date. In San Jose. Some community members are criticizing the mayor for calling for changes to Santa Clara County sanctuary policies in the wake of a deadly church stabbing. Police say the undocumented suspect who killed two people at Grace Baptist Church over a week ago had not been turned over to federal immigration officials. That's despite a history of prior arrests on violent crimes and several previous deportations. Sean Cartwright Ah, volunteer at the church says the focus should not be on immigration status. The whole grace family hasn't had a vigil. People haven't been buried. They just put salt in the wound. Not only the survivors, but all the people who went through this horrible traumatic situation. Mayor Sam Ricardo says the county should not.
New York City public schools to reopen for in-person learning
"Schools in new york city are reopening for in person instruction in a week from tomorrow for some students even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the city. Npr's anya communists has more new york city. Public schools will be reopening in phases starting on monday december seventh. That's mayor bill de blasio at a sunday. News conference preschool. Elementary school students he said will be followed by students with significant disabilities fewer than a of the district's more than one million students. Those who previously opted in to in person or eligible. There is no plan yet for older students. New york city's public schools originally closed on november nineteenth after the city. Hit a three percent average positivity rate on corona virus tests. As of this sunday. The citywide rate was three point. Nine
Supreme Court set to hear arguments on Trump plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from census
"Undocumented immigrants from the U. S census. He doesn't want them counted for the purposes of drawing new congressional District's next year. So far, three lower courts of blocked his attempt as NPR's Nina Totenberg reports. Now it's up to the high court. The Constitution requires that there be a count of the quote whole number of persons in the country every 10 years and that congressional districts be apportioned based on that population count. In July, President Trump issued a memorandum ordering the Census Bureau for the first time to send him two sets of numbers. One delineating the whole number of persons in each state and the other for apportioning congressional district was to subtract all undocumented immigrants from that count. 22 States challenged the Trump order in court, contending that it violates the Constitution, the census statute or both. Now the cases before the Supreme Court. Nina Totenberg NPR NEWS Washington Turkey is condemning the killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist, NPR's Peter
Puppy pipeline runs from Georgia northward to adoptive homes in Washington DC
"Hundreds of dogs from shelters in Georgia are finding homes in the Washington D. C area, many of them thanks to a volunteer group called pilots and pause. Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation of Arlington, Virginia, told Macon Georgia's W M A. Z T V. There's been a strong demand for rescue dogs in and around Washington. With so many professionals now working from home and able to take in a new pet. Some are even being flown by air from Georgia to Washington by volunteer pilots. And Georgia. Many rules, shelters are struggling to feed the animals and Morfogen Lee's been turning in their pets due to the financial strain of the pandemic. I'm Louise Schiavone. NPR NEWS
Los Angeles orders more restrictions as coronavirus surges
"The number of coronavirus cases around the country continues to grow. There are now more than 13.2 million infections and more than 266,000 deaths. That's according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and that has states issuing new restrictions. In Los Angeles County residents are preparing for a new stay at home order that takes effect on Monday. NPR's Erik Wester belt reports. The order comes as cases and hospitalizations surgeon the nation's most populous county. Ella's temporary order stopped short of a full shutdown of nonessential businesses. Indoor businesses can still operate but at a 20% capacity, But the three week order prohibits all public and private gatherings with people not in the same household with exceptions only for religious services and protests. L. A County public Health department advises residents to stay home as much as possible, and to always were a face covering over the nose and mouth when around others outside your household Countywide hospitalizations for covert 19 in L, A have more than doubled in the last three weeks.
Defiant Colorado restaurants could lose licenses, Gov. Polis says
"Jared Pola, says restaurants that defy state health orders could lose their license to operate. Early Hucles of member station, Kunc reports. The warning comes after some businesses signed a letter protest in Corona virus restrictions. Governor Polish made his comments as many counties have been moved up to level red, the second highest level of coronavirus restrictions. Restaurants in those counties have been forced to halt indoor dining in northern Colorado. Many businesses have signed a letter stating they will continue operating at full indoor capacity despite the restrictions. Counties involved are concerned that the small businesses won't make it through another shutdown. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now requesting public input for a business. Best practice certification program for coronavirus safety to help keep businesses open for NPR
UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out
"The European Union and Britain resumed face to face talks today on a new trade agreement following Brexit. They have just over one month to come up with a deal and Teri Schultz reports. Neither side is expressed expressing optimism. You chief negotiator Michelle Barney is back in London after a week of self isolation due to a member of his team testing positive for the coronavirus. Both you and UK say they want a new arrangement governing trade and customs when the transition period following Britain's departure from the block ends December 31st. But talks remain snagged on issues regarding EU fishing rights in UK waters and what Brussels calls the level playing field, which primarily refers to Britain's obligations to it here to EU standards on goods it wants to export into the block. Any deal that negotiators make would still have to be ratified by Parliament's on both sides Without a deal. Tariffs and other barriers go up January 1st for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. This is
Los Angeles public health director: Avoid those outside your household
"La's temporary order stopped. Short of a full shutdown of non essential businesses. Indoor businesses can still operate but at twenty percent capacity but the three week order prohibits all public and private gatherings with people not in the same household with exceptions only for religious services and protests the la county public health department advises residents to stay home as much as possible and to always wear a face covering over the nose and mouth. When around others outside your
How Iranian scientist’s killing could derail future US-Iran talks
"Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is calling for definitive punishment for those behind the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports. Iranian president is blaming Israel doctor Most In fact, Rosati, who's been described as a leader in Iranian research into nuclear weapons, was gunned down in a car outside Tehran. President. Rouhani blamed Israel, saying the assassination quote shows our enemies, despair and the depth of their hatred. Iranian military officials are vowing to avenge Fuck. Rosati is death, a senior U. S official told NPR that one concern is possible attacks on U. S forces in Iraq. Some analysts are suggesting the attack was an effort to escalate tensions before President elect Joe Biden takes office, former State Department official Mark Fitzpatrick wrote on Twitter. That quote the reason for assassinating Fuck. Rosati wasn't to impede Iran's war potential. It was to impede diplomacy. Peter Kenyon NPR news Istanbul
Iran's supreme leader vows revenge after top nuclear scientist apparently assassinated
"Revenge for the assassination of a top nuclear scientists, President Hassan Rouhani today joined other top Iranian officials and blaming Israel. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is calling for definitive punishment. Ethiopian military has reportedly begun. It's offensive to take control of the T Cry region's capital shelling is being reported in Makayla today, a day after the prime minister announced the final phase of the military offensive. And farmers in India are pro testing against legislation they say could devastate crop prices. Thousands demonstrated in the capital New Delhi today, a day after police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse them. Jail. Snyder NPR news
Iran's supreme leader vows revenge for scientist's killing
"Iran is vowing revenge for the assassination of a top Iranian scientist, NPR's Peter Kenyon. Reports of President Hassan Rouhani is now among those accusing Israel of being behind the attack the most and fuckers Adi, who's been described as a leader in Iranian research into nuclear weapons. Was gunned down in a car outside Tehran. President Rouhani blamed Israel, saying the assassination quote shows our enemies, despair and the depth of their hatred. Iranian military officials are vowing to avenge Fuck. Rosati is death, a senior U. S official told NPR that one concern is possible attacks on U. S forces in Iraq. Some analysts are suggesting the attack was an effort to escalate tensions before President elect Joe Biden takes office, former State Department official Mark Fitzpatrick wrote on Twitter. That quote the reason for assassinating Fuck. Rosati wasn't to impede Iran's war potential. It was to impede diplomacy Peter Kenyon, NPR news
Kaavan, the world's loneliest elephant, is finally going free
"The world's loneliest elephant is going to a new home this weekend. NPR's James to Beck reports that animal where welfare advocates are getting ready to escort the elephant from Pakistan to an animal sanctuary in Cambodia, Animal rights activists say Cove on the elephant has been horribly mistreated. For the last 35 years. He's languished in a Pakistani zoo. His longtime companion died eight years ago. After years of campaigning, Coven is finally being allowed to leave. Martin Bauer of the Group four Paws says Chavan is ready because elephants can be quite stubborn. But yes, showed goodwill and he's a good boy. And yes, all these fun and it looks very promising that we can leave Pakistan on Sunday. Veterinarians air going along for the plane ride to Cambodia, and when he gets there, Coven will have three female elephant companions. He's also expected to get a visit from his most high profile advocate, actress and pop icon share. James do back NPR news and this
Ohio, Kentucky Hospitals Struggle With Growing Number Of COVID-19 Patients
"And Ohio and Kentucky hospitals and healthcare workers have been overwhelmed by the growing number of coronavirus patients this week. Foreign Boyer of member station. W E. K U Reports on public please buy health officials in both states so higher reported a two day total of more than 17,000 new coronavirus cases on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. Already that states hospital systems are running short of ice to you beds because of an increase of covert 19 patients. Kentucky broke its daily case record on Thursday with more than 3800 cases. Governor Andy Bashir condemned threats being made to local health departments in Kentucky and elsewhere in the U. S. It is awful and it is disgusting are our local health department workers are scared. They're scared to release their local numbers. You're scared to do basic enforcement. The number of new covered 19 cases are expected to rise nationally of the next few weeks after many people traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday for NPR News. I'm Corin Boyer.
Another week gone, Brexit trade talks remain stuck
"Talks are nearing the wire with about a month to go to close a follow up deal on trade and customs between the European Union in the UK It's Teri Schultz reports, the coronavirus added yet Another delay You chief Brexit negotiator Michele Barnier says he's out of self isolation now and headed back to London to meet his British counterpart, David Frost, a member of Bunnies team tested positive for the Corona virus several days ago, postponing face to face meetings. There are just five weeks to go before the EU and U K must have completed an agreement on new post Brexit rules governing trade and customs practices, a deal which must also be ratified by parliament's on both sides by the end of the year. The sticking points remain fishing rights and the creation of what the U calls the level playing field with penalties. Applicability. Either side breaks the rules for NPR news. I'm Teri
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder, secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is just wrapped up remarks to reporters and Singapore as US and North Korean officials. Finalize preparations for the first-ever summit between President Trump and Kim Jong own NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Singapore with Trump and Kim scheduled to meet tomorrow morning. Both leaders arrived here on Sunday in both met with the host country. Singapore's prime minister leash Ian lung on Monday US ambassador to the Philippines soon, Kim with North Korean officials to hash out details of the talks. Kim Jong UN has said he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons, but he's insisting on security guarantees from the US in exchange came as already held two meetings with South Korean president moon Jae in as well as to with China's leaders Xi Jinping details of Tuesday's summit scheduler, vague. There have been suggestions that the summit could continue for a second day if necessary. Anthony, Kuhn NPR news, Singapore, top democrat on the Senate. Foreign relations committee at Markey of Massachusetts says for the summit to succeed President Trump and Kim Jong own most agreed to the meaning of denuclearization. On our side, we believe it means a removal of all nuclear weapons and delivery capacity on the Korean peninsula. Kim does not actually agree with that. President Trump says, he thinks things can work out very nicely with North Korea. He spoke to reporters during a working lunch with Singapore's prime minister also praised US embassy staff during a meeting greed at his attell following his arrival in Singapore, President Trump took some more swipes at Canada following the g. seven summit that wrapped up over the weekend posted a series of tweets that included criticism of NATO allies and the European Union on the flight to Singapore Trump pulled out of the joint communique. After Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised to fight the Trump administration's tariffs on aluminum and steel Italy's new populist government taking a hard line against migrant arrivals by closing the country's ports to appr-. Private rescue ship after Malta refused to ship permission to dock vampire Sylvia, jolly reports move stranded more than six hundred. Migrants, see a group SOS many as as rescue ship. Aquarius is carrying six hundred twenty nine migrants and is running short of food and water. Prime minister Giuseppe Konta said he asked Malta to assist those in difficulty, but was rebuffed. He said that confirms Malta's in Europe's unwillingness to intervene in an emergency, but till Salvini interior minister leader of the anti-immigrant party. The league posted under the hashtag ports closed Italy to says no to human trafficking. It's the only way he said to make ourselves heard in Brussels. Many commentators attributed the populist election success to the European Union's failure to assist Italy in handling the migrant crisis. So people Jolie NPR news Rome's been a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital officials say, it doesn't people are dead more than thirty wounded. This is NPR news. A big wildfire in south western Colorado was burning largely unchecked officials, say what's being called the four sixteen fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and officials have ordered a fresh round of evacuations of fires, burning north of Durango. Authorities ordered the residents of an additional six hundred seventy five homes to evacuate bringing the total to more than two thousand. The nation's largest actors union and four television networks have agreed to limit auditions that are held in hotel rooms and homes. NPR Shannon, Benzon reports a move is aimed at eliminating the so-called casting couch sack. After represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors the union along with ABC CBS NBC and FOX say they went to eliminate the potential for predators to exploit performers behind closed doors. The new guideline comes in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by more than eighty. Women against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, which led to a wave of similar allegations against famous. This men and politics, the media and entertainment. Earlier this month, Weinstein pled not guilty to criminal charges of rape and sexual assaults. Shannon van Sant NPR news Washington ago after the union that represents many employees at NPR last night's Tony awards band's visit won for best new musical. The show is based on a two thousand seven is Rayleigh film about a group of musicians from any gypsum police orchestra, stranded in a small as Rayleigh town. It also won Tonys for actor, Tony, shalhoub, and Katrina Lenk all the band's visit one, ten Tony awards. Harry Potter and the curse child one six on Joyal Snyder, NPR news.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's ilise hugh reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bomb six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh summit north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt its security with guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute least hugh npr news soul a business partner of president trump's longtime personal lawyer michael cohen has pleaded guilty to tax fraud npr's ryan lucas says the deal could have implications for cohen's own legal troubles you gimme a friedman pleaded guilty in albany county court to tax fraud related to his taxicab business and has agreed to pay five million in restitution and judgments the new york times says friedman also agreed to cooperate with state and federal authorities and investigations friedman's lawyer told npr he wouldn't describe the substance or scope of the guilty plea friedman's potential cooperation could ratchet up the pressure on cohen who is under investigation by federal authorities in new york for his business dealings including his taxi medallions some of which were reportedly run by friedman cone is due in federal court in manhattan next week ryan lucas npr news washington the southwestern baptist theological seminary has removed its wellknown president page patterson after some recorded controversial remarks of his surfaced patterson is told women to stay with phys.
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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union your credit health is so much more than a score that's why they help you stay on top of it protected and understand it get your report and more at trans union dot com slash npr by from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein secretary of state mike pompeo is in israel and later heads to jordan on a brief middle east trip that started in saudi arabia as the bbc's alan johnston reports pompeo is coming down hard on iran the trump administration is keen to bring more pressure to bear on iran mr pompeo painted the duck is picture of iranian influence in the middle east he accused iran of supporting terrorist groups and arming rebels in yemen who launch rockets into saudi arabia but he also called for political settlement to yemen's wall image the saudis of sided with the government against the rebels mr pompeo indicated to that he wants an end to the damaging diplomatic dispute between katter and its neighbors including saudi arabia the bbc's alan johnston south korea says north korea will close its main nuclear test site next month and when it does pyongyang will invite international security experts npr's elise hugh reports the timing for a nuclear site shutdown comes out of south korea's presidential office following kim's historic summit with south korean president moon jae in on friday the site is poon gary in northern north korea where the kim regime has flouted international rules six times to test nuclear devices underground kim reportedly told moon not only that he would invite insecurity experts but also journalists to observe the dismantling according to the blue house kim further said that once the us and north korea start talking the us will know that he is quote not a tight but person to fire nuclear weapons at south korea the pacific or.
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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.
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"Support for this npr podcast in the following message come from simon schuster publisher of principles by ray dallaglio a new york times number one bestseller an amazon business book of the year in hardcover and audio book this holiday season give perspective inside of a sweater live from npr news in washington on core of a coleman congress has passed a shortterm spending measure to keep the federal government funded through january nineteen the legislation also funds a health insurance program for low income children and other priorities that impairs kelsea snell reports it does not include eighty one billion dollars in disaster aid to help people recovering from hurricanes and wildfires this year senators are divided in part over how much money is needed for those states hit by deadly wildfires and hurricanes congress plans to continue negotiating put lawmakers fan impacted states fumed that the aid was left unfinished npr's kelsea snow reporting the legislation also does not include efforts by dummy crowds to deal with a federal program to shield young immigrants brought illegally to the country known as daca nearly nine million people sign up for health insurance during the affordable care act open enrollment period this year npr's al's and kojak reports that enrollment nearly reached last year's level in half the time the large number of people who signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange came as a surprise to a lot of analysts in part because the trump administration cut the open enrollment period down from three months to just over six weeks and on top of that the department of health and human services cut the advertising budget for the programme by ninety percent advocate for the affordable care act worried that those actions would depress enrollment and leave lots of people without coverage for 2018 instead hhs says the agency was able to sign up nearly the same number of people for a fraction of the cost and it says customer satisfaction was at an alltime high allison kojak npr news the fed.