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Half of U.S. Adults Have Received at Least One COVID-19 Vaccination
"Marked a hopeful turning point in the fight against the corona violence. More than half of all american adults have now received at least one vaccine dose. Npr's matthew schwartz has more after a year of grim milestones. You can call this a hopeful one. According to data released sunday by the centers for disease control and prevention a hundred and thirty million adults have gotten at least one shot of a covid. Nineteen vaccine and eighty four million or about. A third of all adults are fully vaccinated. That means they've either gotten two doses of the pfizer. Maderno vaccine or one dose of johnson and johnson states that traditionally vote democratic are seeing the highest fascination rates. New hampshire leads the pack seventy one percent on the flip side mississippi and alabama trail the nation. Just thirty eight percent on monday. Every adult in the country will be eligible to register for the
Fauci Believes Health Officials Won't Cancel Johnson and Johnson Vaccine
"Vaccine remains on hold over blood clotting concerns. But as NPR's Amy held reports, the government's top infectious disease specialists expects the U. S to resume giving the shot this week. Johnson and Johnson vaccine is in limbo after six women out of more than six million people who got the shot developed rare and dangerous blood clots. CBC Advisors meet on Friday to discuss what's next. Dr Anthony Fauci tells CBS's face the nation he expects they'll recommend reintroducing it, perhaps with restrictions based on age or gender. I would be very surprised if we don't have a resumption. In some form by Friday. As for the other two authorized vaccines, the to dose visor and Madonna shots. Studies suggest immunity last for at least six months. Beyond that, the jury's still out about whether a third shot is needed. Fauci says he expects public health officials to make a decision about a booster shot. By fall. Amy held NPR news.
Vigil Held for Employees Slain During FedEx Shooting
"Vigils were held this weekend. Following the mass shooting at a fedex ground facility that left eight people dead and several injured. Darian benson is with member station w. f. y. multiple fedex. Employees attended a vigil saturday along with community faith leaders and gun control action groups so day law is an employee at the facility. She says it is hard to find the correct words to describe the situation. But you see everything like mass shootings on the news in movies. But you never think it's going to happen to you and your friends de la. Oh says her ex coworkers are like extended family and she knew several of the deceased victims at another vigil representative. Andre carson acknowledged several other mass shootings. This year. live here. Indianapolis is real. It's real in boulder real in atlanta eight candles were lit to represent the eight deceased victims for npr news. I'm darren benson in indianapolis indianapolis now say the nineteen year. Old gunman legally bought two rifles. Used in the fedex shooting despite the confiscation of shotgun from his home last
Protests Continue in Brooklyn Center for a Seventh Night
"In brooklyn center minnesota after police shot and killed a twenty year old black man during a traffic stop. We go families and friends of others who claim police. Brutality held a news conference yesterday to say the shooting is nothing new emini. Democracy says police shot and killed her autistic son in two thousand and nineteen. We stand here with these families in minnesota alone in just twenty years since communities. United against police brutality been keeping a list. Were almost to the five hundred person. Mark the police officer who shot and killed dante. Right has resigned from the force. She's been charged with second degree manslaughter. Brooklyn center is a suburb of minneapolis. Where a former police officer is on trial for the killing of george floyd closing arguments in that case are scheduled for tomorrow.
Scott Rudin to Step Back From Broadway Amid Bullying Reports
"Tony, An Oscar winning producer, Scott Rudin is reportedly taking a step back from his Broadway productions following a recent article in the Hollywood reporter outlining alleged abusive behavior in a toxic workplace environment. Jeff Lunden. Reports in an email routing, told The Washington Post that he would be stepping back from active involvement in his Broadway productions, effective immediately, saying he was quote taking steps that I should have taken years ago to address this behavior. Since the 19 nineties, Rudin has been one of the most active producers on Broadway and the article in the Hollywood reporter alleged incidents of violence towards his colleagues. Several unions released a statement last week on the need of a harassment free workplace in the arts without naming Ruden. When Broadway closed, Rudan had three shows running on Broadway. The Book of Mormon to Kill a Mockingbird and West Side Story for NPR News. I'm Jeff Lunden in New
NASA Picks SpaceX to Build New Lunar Lander
"Elon. Musk space x two point. Nine billion dollars to build a lunar landing system to fairy astronauts to the surface of the moon. Npr's matthew schwartz reports spacex was one of three companies chosen last year to develop technology for nasa human landing system program. On friday nasa announced spacex won the contract beating out the jeff bezos company blue origin and alabama defense contractor dianetics. It's the first time the space will use a human land or built by a private company. It's being built as part of the program which aims to bring americans back to the moon by twenty twenty four nasa plans to send four astronauts on a multi-day rocket journey to moon orbit. Two crew members will transfer to spacex his lander for their descent to the lunar surface. Nasa says that at least one of those astronauts will be the first woman to set foot on the moon matthew schwartz.
Demonstrations Continue for Seventh Straight Night in Brooklyn Center
"Continue this weekend in the minneapolis. Suburb of brooklyn center. Where a white police officer shot and killed a twenty year old black man. Last sunday about one hundred demonstrators were detained. After protests outside. The police department turned violent last night. Npr's david schaper reports. Tensions remain high as the trial of former police officer. Derek chauvin wraps up. Since last sunday after one of its officers shot and killed twenty year old dante right during a traffic. Stop the brooklyn center. Police department building has become a fortress surrounded by two rows of heavy concrete barriers high fencing and razor wire with national guard soldiers standing watch kim griffin of a community group called a mother's love says such a militarized presence only deepens the divide between the police in the community to me is to engage the community and and more habit to me. It's just inviting more violence. More destructive behavior protests are expected to continue here almost around the clock
Ontario Announce New Restrictions to Curb Surging COVID-19 Rates
"An overflow of covert 19 patients. A Canadian province of Ontario announced new restrictions meant a halter worsening crisis. Here's Emma Jacobs, the government of Ontario will extend a stay at home order and authorized police to stop people and asked the reason for being outdoors. As part of stepped up enforcement Premier Doug Ford also announced restrictions on outdoor gatherings and limits on travel from neighboring provinces understand the restrictions. Will be strongly strongly enforced because they must be. Medical experts warned earlier this year that Ontario was reopening too quickly and could see a surgeon cases and hospitalizations fueled by more contagious variants. You have also pushed for paid sick leave for essential workers for NPR news. I'm Emma Jacobs in Montreal. This is NPR news. Support for NPR
Biden Holds off on Increasing US Refugee Admissions for Now
"Established by the Trump administration. NPR's barbers. Front reports and earlier announcement said the White House would keep the refugee admissions capped at 15,000 level set by the previous administration. The notice was widely criticized by Democrats and human rights groups, with many citing Biden's own pledges during the presidential campaign to raise the cap. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the initial announcement was made because Biden was urged to take action. To reverse former President Donald Trump's policy that band refugees from many key regions and that the initial White House order accomplished that she said Biden would set a final increased refugee cap for the remainder of the fiscal year. By May, 15th. Barbara Sprint. NPR NEWS Washington The State Department's internal watchdog
Biden, Suga Meetings Set to Focus on China
"House today. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This will be Biden's first face to face meeting with a foreign leader since taking office. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says growing tensions with China is expected to be a key focal point of today's meeting between President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka. Our approach to China And our shared coordination and cooperation on that front will be part of the discussion, as will our joint commitment to the denuclearization of North Korea. Security will be a prominent issue of regional security, The corona virus, pandemic trade and climate change will also likely figure high on the agenda. In addition, the Japanese prime minister is expected to invite President Biden to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington The
Democrats to Introduce Bill to Expand Supreme Court From 9 to 13 Justices
"Has introduced a bill to expand the number of supreme court justices from nine to thirteen as npr's nina totenberg reports. The of justice has already been changed seven times but not since the civil war era. Progressive groups remain enraged at what they see as republican manipulation of the supreme court nomination process in order to give president trump to appointments to the court. I by blocking president obama's nominee to the supreme court for nearly a year and then by rushing through amy coney barrett's nomination just over a month after ruth bader ginsburg staff now faced with a six to three conservative majority on the court. Some liberal democrats are proposing a bill that would expand the court from nine to thirteen members but it has no chance of passage. Indeed house speaker. Nancy pelosi said she would not bring it up for a vote. She said she supports president. Biden's appointment of a commission to study the question nina totenberg. Npr news washington. This is npr news.
Bodycam Footage of Boy Being Shot Dead by Chicago Police
"Police review. Board has released body camera video of a police officers fatal shooting of a thirteen year old boy last month civilian office of police accountability and independent board that investigates police shootings releasing the footage of the march twenty ninth fatal shooting of adamant toledo following on the allowing the boy's family to view it earlier in the week shortly before its release mayor lori lightfoot called on the public to remain peaceful at times choking up lightfoot condemn the city's history of police violence and misconduct especially in black and brown communities lightfoot pointed a systemic failures we simply must fix
Iran Talks Resume, Gingerly, After Attack on Nuclear Site
"Talks resumed today in austria. Intended to get the us back into the two thousand fifteen iran nuclear agreement npr's peter kenyon reports. Us and european officials are criticizing as provocative. Iran's decision to start producing. Sixty percent enriched uranium. Some wondered if the nuclear diplomacy would even continue after an attack on iran natanz nuclear site early sunday and tehran's response that it would enrich fuel to sixty percent but iran supreme leader declared iran would continue though the offer so far were quote not worth looking at secretary of state. Anthony blinken said. The higher enrichment called into question iran seriousness about restoring the agreement which restricts iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. President biden is hoping that reviving the deal could lead to new talks on other issues. Such as iran's ballistic missile program.
US Sanctions Russia for 2020 Election Interference, SolarWinds Hack
"To impose sanctions on russia. The biden administration specifically blames the russian foreign intelligence agency for the massive solar winds cyberattack that infiltrated federal agencies and private corporations. The sanctions are also for russian interference and us elections. The biden administration is imposing certain financial sanctions on russia and expelling ten russian personnel from the us
Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia
"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The Biden administration is placing sanctions on Russia over cyber hacking and election interference. That's according to the White House. The actions include designating six Russian tech companies, the U. S believes provide support to Russian intelligence.
Former Minnesota Cop Charged in Shooting of Black Motorist
"Minnesota have arrested. Kim potter the former brooklyn center police officer who shot and killed twenty year old dante right on sunday. Npr's martin kasey has more from minneapolis. Minnesota's bureau of criminal apprehension which investigates police shootings says potter will face second degree manslaughter charges. The officer shot the young black man during a struggle with police after a traffic. Stop in her body camera video. She can be heard yelling taser right before. She shoots him with her firearm on monday. Her police chief called the shooting accidental and tragic. The chief later resigned from the department as did potter the case has triggered protests and clashes with riot police in the minneapolis suburb of brooklyn center and has increased fears of wide rest as the trial of former minneapolis officer. Derek chauvin is just days from going to the jury
Officer Billy Evans Mourned at The Capitol
"Been honored in a ceremony at the. Us capitol rotunda as npr's windsor. Johnston reports evans was killed during an attack outside the us capitol earlier. This month house speaker. Nancy pelosi was among those gathered around. The flag draped casket of capital police. Officer billy evans. She called him a martyr. For the nation's democracy president biden was also in attendance and offering his condolences to the officers. Family biting called evans. A hero.
New York Pauses J
"York. Say they're joining other states. In suspending use of the johnson and johnson covid nineteen vaccine. The cdc and fda have raised concerns about rare blood clots following administration of the shot npr's. Brian man has the latest federal agencies. Say they've identified six cases where women developed blood clots after receiving the j. and j. vaccine they've called for a pause in its distribution new york health. Commissioner howard zinn healthcare provider. Statewide will follow the recommendation. So said people in new york who have an appointment for the j. vaccine will instead receive a dose of the pfizer vaccine so far roughly seven million doses of the johnson and johnson vaccine administered. Nationwide soccer noted that adverse reactions appear to be extremely rare. But he said people who've received j vaccine should contact a health provider if they experienced severe headaches abdominal pain leg pain or shortness of breath
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"Funding to deal with the economic ravages of Corona virus. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is asking his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to meet tomorrow about investing more dollars into the paycheck protection program for small businesses. It ran out of money last week. The Democrats meanwhile are demanding additional federal money for more robust corona virus testing. They also want more resources flowing to the nation's hospitals as well as state and local governments. Well it could be several more weeks before the racial breakdown of cove nineteen patients comes into greater focus. Npr's Selena Simmons Duffin says the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services was expected to release the information earlier this month but that has been pushed back there is limited data on how people of different races have been affected by the corona virus but the data there is is concerning. African Americans represent a third of all deaths from Cova nineteen even though they're only thirteen percent of the national population a fuller national picture of race. Data was promised by the trump administration on April seventh at a press briefing of the White House Corona Virus Task Force within the week. Now the head of CMS says the data won't be released until early. May the explanation Kovic nineteen only had its own claims code on April first and they need a month's worth of claims data to provide a meaningful look at the race of covert nineteen patients. Selena Simmons Duffin. Npr News a key American oil benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell by more than seventy percent today as global oil markets continue to grapple with a pandemic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. At least ten people including a police officer have been killed in a shooting rampage on Canada's East Coast province of NOVA SCOTIA AS CARPENTER REPORTS AUTHORITIES. Say the gunman is also among the dead police. Say The gunman twelve hour. Rampage began Saturday evening. In the community of Puerto Peak Nova Scotia twenty-three-year-old Heidi Stevenson a member of the RCMP. Was killed when she responded to an active shooter incident. Another officer was wounded. When police arrived they found several casualties inside and outside the home witnesses in the area also said they had seen at least three houses on fire. Police identified the gunman is fifty one year old. Gabriel wortman saying he was armed and dangerous. And that he was driving in rcmp vehicle dressed as an officer. Police have not released any details about the victims for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter. Can Toronto Governors say that stay at home? Orders are starting to show results as they try to slow the spread of the corona virus. But they also say. More testing is essential Michigan. Public Radio's Rick. Luda has more democratic and Republican governors made the rounds of the Sunday morning. Shows to talk about what's working. What's not working and what? They still need Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has faced protests and criticism for her strict orders limiting travel and gatherings and shutting down many businesses but the daily death count is starting to level off so whitmer told. Cnn State of the Union. Now is not the time to let up. He's efforts are making a difference in saving lives. We've got to continue doing. Whitmer says she needs to see a sustained decrease in deaths and infections before she'll relax her orders. She says Michigan like other states still needs more swabs and detection kits for NPR news. I'm reply the. Uk is reporting the smallest daily increase in corona virus. Deaths nearly two weeks the. Uk's Health Ministry says more than fifteen thousand people have now died of cove nineteen in British hospitals but as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports Nursing Home. Say National toll is substantially higher the National Care for which represents nonprofit care providers estimates that in addition to health department numbers. Another four thousand elderly and disabled people have died in residential and nursing homes here. Meanwhile the Royal College of Nursing says half of its members help pressured to work without proper protective gear the government says eighty four tons of PP. Were supposed to arrive from Turkey on Sunday but had been delayed the Sunday Times of London said Prime Minister. Boris Johnson missed five emergency meetings on the corona virus in January and February. Michael Gov top government officials said the prime minister is not typically attend such meetings adding it was grotesque to portray him is not caring. Frank Langfitt. Npr news US futures contracts are trading lower at this hour the dow futures contract down about eight tenths of a percent crude oil prices also lower down five and a quarter percent. You're listening to. Npr News starting tonight. Face masks are required for both workers and customers in Pennsylvania and those who don't have one on can't get into the store stuffy carper works for delivery service and says she's made wearing a mask a habit the.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer. Commoner Andrew Cuomo has ordered New Yorkers to wear masks in public when around others? Npr's quil Lawrence reports code nineteen is still killing over seven hundred people each day in that state. New York state expects a high level of casualties for weeks to come. But cuomo says the outbreak has stabilized enough that he will be sending one hundred fifty ventilators to other states. Cuomo said going forward people should wear something to cover their nose and mouth anytime. They can't stay six feet apart. He said for now it would be forced without fines by the way people will enforce it. They'll say to you if they're standing next to you on a street corner. Where's your mask body in a Nice New York? Kinda Way Cuomo said. He hopes to begin a phased reopening of the economy but warned. It won't be complete until vaccine or medical treatment proves effective as long as eighteen months from now quil Lawrence. Npr News the head of the World Health Organization says he regrets the decision of the United States to cut off financial support to the WHO NPR station Bobi. In reports president trump announced he's suspending funding to the. Who over what he says? Is there China centric mismanagement of the crow virus pandemic the US is the largest donor to the World Health Organization? The head of the. Who Tao's Adnan Gabrielle? Says he's reviewing how the loss of US funding will affect his agencies work in that they're looking to other partners to help offset the shortfall. He says the. Who's focused right now? Is ON FIGHTING THE CORONA VIRUS? This is time for us to be united in our struggle against a common threat supporters of the. Who Call President. Trump's attack on the UN agency in the midst of this pandemic misguided lunacy. An attempt to deflect blame away from his own administration's missteps during the crisis. Jason bobbie-ann NPR News Twenty Twenty Democratic presidential hopeful with Warren. Made IT official today Warren. Joining a host of other prominent Democrats including former opponent for the nomination Bernie Sanders and former president. Barack Obama in throwing her behind Biden as the party's nominee to take on President Donald Trump. We can't afford to let Donald Trump continue to endanger the lives and livelihoods of every American. And that's why. I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden. As president of United States Massachusetts. Senator issued the endorsement at a video posted to twitter. Biden has made a series of proposals aimed at wooing progressives within the party including many who supported Sanders in Warren bind the presumptive Democratic nominee is not yet said who he will choose as his running mate. Stocks spared some of their earlier losses but still closed sharply lower. Today the Dow was down four hundred and forty five points to twenty three thousand five zero. Four the Nasdaq down. One hundred twenty two points. The S&P was down sixty two points. This is NPR. Following American Airlines number of other major carriers are said to be preparing to apply this week under a twenty five billion dollar. Us government loan program. That's according to an airline official. Who Tells Reuters? Most Airlines are expected to apply in part because they will not be required to actually draw down on the money before the end of September American. The nation's largest carrier confirmed this week apply for a four point seven five billion dollar loan the GOP said today it still planning to hold the Republican National Convention in Charlotte North Carolina but acknowledged. It could look very different. Social distancing is required in August Steve Harrison from member station W. f. e. In Charlotte has this report president. Trump has said. There's no way you would cancel the RNC convention planners said Wednesday. They're going full speed ahead. On having the event at Charlotte's downtown arena though they said delegates could be standing six feet apart in wearing masks. North Carolina is currently under a stay at home order. That ends April twenty ninth but the state's Democratic governor in Mecklenburg County's health director could still limit the size of gatherings when the Convention Begins August twenty fourth. That would mean only a few people could be inside the arena at wants. The Democrats have postponed their convention in Milwaukee by a month it's now scheduled to start August seventeenth a week before the RNC for NPR news. I'm Steve Harrison in Charlotte for the first time since the began dealing with mounting numbers of cases of Cove Nineteen Frances indicating. Fewer people are affected by the virus recovered. Nineteen patients fell for seventh straight day. I'm Jack Speer NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman Senate. Democratic leader Chuck. Schumer says he expects the Senate will arrive at an agreement this morning on a massive corona virus relief package NPR's clunker solace reports two prior attempts to move forward on the package in the Senate have both failed. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed hope for a third wave of emergency funding to address the corona virus. Schumer said he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continued to meet in or closer to an agreement. Secretary Mnuchin just left my office. We've had some very good discussions and in fact the list of outstanding issues has narrowed significantly. The plan could be worth one. Trillion dollars or more members say the final proposal could include direct payments to Americans and significant aid to businesses house. Democrats also rolled out a competing proposal estimated at two point five trillion dollars cloudy sunless. Npr News Washington. President trump says the country needs to get back to business and that the pandemic should not disrupt the nation's economy so badly that it creates its own crisis but former FDA commissioner Dr Scott Godly Bornes US economy and society will not function as long as covert nineteen continues to spread uncontrolled the biggest US cities. China will start lifting eight more than two months locked down on the central city of Wuhan. It was imposed in January to stop the spread of the corona virus. The easing will begin April eighth. Npr's Emily Fang reports that people outside the city of Han will see their quarantines start to lift tomorrow. Starting Wednesday residents of other cities in the same province. Wuhan will be able to leave the city of one where nearly two thirds of all cases in China occurred will let people leave two weeks leader. The one lockdown sealed in ill patients overwhelming hospitals. The city's former mayor also said at least five million residents left the city before the lockdown spreading the virus nationally and globally one hundred hundred zero cases today but a report Monday from independent Chinese outlet sizing slated a doctor who cleaned some. Were still testing positive. As as some domestic carriers China does not include Isamuddin cases in. Its Case Count Emily Chang. Npr News Beijing UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez is calling for an immediate hall to every conflict in the world in order to combat the pandemic Linda Fassulo reports on that Secretary General's video conference on Monday with reporters. Un Secretary General Antonio Terrace that. It's time to put armed conflict on lockdown and he's calling on warring parties worldwide to put aside mistrust and animosity and focused together on what he calls the truth fight of our lives the corona virus. Good Tanner's one that have conflicts. Go on there might be an absolutely devastating spreading the virus. Linda Fasulo reporting from New York. You're listening to NPR news from Washington the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee has added its powerful voice to athletes and organizations calling for a postponement of the Summer Olympics because of the pandemic the US OPEC announced its position after surveying many of its athletes. Npr's Tom Goldman reports a statement by the US. Olympic and Paralympic Committee says quote. It's more clear than ever that the path toward postponement of the Tokyo Games is the most promising as recently as last Friday the US OPEC supported the International Olympic. Committee's stance that it was premature to make a decision on postponement but results from a survey on the impact of cove in nineteen apparently changed the US OPEC stance nearly one thousand nine hundred. Us Athlete hopefuls for the Games responded among the survey results. Nearly sixty five percent said they're training has been severely impacted or they can't train at all and sixty eight percent said they didn't think the competition would be fair if the Games continued as scheduled Tom Goldman. Npr News that trump administration is cutting one billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan. The sudden move comes after Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo flew to Afghanistan yesterday. He talked with two leaders who both claimed their Afganistan's rightful president. After disputed elections last September pompeo was not able to settle the dispute. The differences need to be resolved so a peace agreement can go forward that was signed between the US and the Taliban the National Weather Service warns there could be a few severe thunderstorms in the South today in the Tennessee valley and southern regions. There is a chance for hail wind damage and possibly a Tornado. Korva COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR News in Washington on Child Snyder. Some major airports around the country have turned into bottlenecks as people returning from Europe are routed into medical screenings for corona virus long lines formed at JFK in New York and O'hare in Chicago last night. North Country Publicradio Brian Man reports travelers allowed back into the US from Europe. Under trump administration rules are being asked about their health by medical professionals. In some cases that process has been people packed into hallways in waiting areas with no opportunity to practice proper social distancing Illinois governor Jay Pritzker called the crowding at O'hare unacceptable and demanded the trump administration resolve it acting homeland security. Chief Chad Wolf responded early. Sunday saying D. H. Is Aware of long lines. He says the government is working to add additional screening capacity in what he described as unprecedented times. The trump administration announced the additional airport screenings Friday but many travelers posting on social media said efforts to implement the policy appeared confused and disorganized Brian Man. Npr News New York focus of the pandemic is increasingly Europe. Where Spain and France joined Italy and imposing lockdowns at the Vatican Holy Week and Easter services will be held without the presence of the public NPR SYLVIA POGGIOLI reports Easter. The most important day of the Roman Catholic calendar usually attracts tens of thousands of people to Rome. Corona virus is forcing Pope Francis and the Vatican to modify centuries of tradition. The announcement was made in a note on the website of the Vatican office. That ORGANIZERS PAPAL EVENTS. It's not clear how the ceremonies will take place perhaps inside. Saint Peter's Basilica and with only small groups of officials attending the note also said that through Easter Sunday on April twelfth. The pope's general audiences and Sunday blessings will continue to be on the Internet and broadcast live on TV with no public present. It's not clear how and whether other Easter Week events will take place such as the pope's washing of the feet and the Good Friday way of the cross around the Coliseum so people jolie. Npr news row the corona virus making for an unusual debate tonight between the two leading Democrats and the presidential race. Npr's house McCullough reports. This debate was supposed to be held in Phoenix Arizona but because of the corona virus it was moved to Washington. Dc that way former vice president. Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders have to fly across. The country. Missed concerns that the virus is spreading. The debate will have no audience know press filing center and no spin room but in some ways it could be more decisive than previous debates. Because it's one of the few chances voters will have to hear from the candidates. Campaigning has come to a standstill. Because of the Corona Virus Voters Arizona Florida Illinois and Ohio cast their ballots this coming Tuesday but neither Biden nor sanders is holding any in person rallies as McCulloch. Npr News. And you're listening to NPR news. White House physician says President Trump has tested negative for the corona virus. Results were announced last night following days of questions about his potential exposure medical experts. Caution however at testing negative does not rule out a positive test at a later time the White House taking precautions instituting new screening procedures for anyone coming into close contact with president trump. Colorado's governor has ordered the state SKI RESORTS TO TEMPORARILY. Shut down to help. Prevent the spread of the corona virus meant to Berkeley from Colorado public radio reports Democratic governor. Jared police said he made the decision to suspend all ski area operations for one week with a profound sense of pain and grim responsibility telluride announced it would close for the season fail is closing operations for one week at all of its resorts in. North America and Aspen said it would see if reopening later in the season was feasible. While some applauded. The governor's decision others said it would devastate the economy and that skiing and spending time outside or activities people should be doing right now for NPR news. I'm Bente Brooklyn in Denver. Saudi Arabia's state run oil company. Says it's all a sharp decline in profits last year. Saudi Aramco says its net profits fell twenty percent because of a drop in oil prices and production. Saudi Aramco the world's most profitable company. This is the company's first earnings report after listing shares on Riyadh Stock Exchange in December. I'm Dr Snyder NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. The number of deaths in Italy from Corona virus shot up fifty seven percent Sunday the largest daily increased since the outbreak surface. Just over two weeks ago. Npr's Sylvia Poggioli reports northern. Italians are trying to adapt new measures that of put a quarter of the population under quarantine the Civil Protection Agency announced the death toll rose to three hundred sixty six Sunday from one hundred and thirty three the day before and the total number of cases left from about fifty eight hundred to more than seventy three hundred another record spike. The latest numbers were issued hours after the government put the entire northern region of Lamberti and fourteen provinces in neighboring regions under total quarantine until April. Third the Cordell sanitaire will encircle sixty million people in an effort to curb further spread of the disease. The new measures me. Nobody could get in or out of the red zones unless they can show evidence of urgent professional or health needs so people jolie. Npr News Rome even as the number of infection continues to rise a top global health. Expert says is not too late to contain the virus. Npr's is amon reports frus- our is a senior advisor to the director. General of the World Health Organization. He says as much as it might look like the world is in the midst of a global corona virus pandemic. We're actually seeing is a series of krona virus outbreaks in each country. Whose long as you have. These discreet outbreaks. There's there's the opportunity to control them. That's a big message that we saw in China one of the big surprises. China has reduced new infections from highs of two thousand to less than one hundred but our who led a recent fact-finding mission to China says we shouldn't attribute China's success to its most unprecedented strategy the lockdown of cities at the epicenter of the outbreak in many more locations he says the approach was less draconian and focused on identifying and isolating cases and their close contacts that he says is really making the difference Eisenman. Npr News after being locked out of power for twenty years. Democrats in Virginia have advanced big changes on everything from strengthening gun. Laws to loosening abortion restrictions. Ben Paver from member station. Vpn has more Democrats have moved to decriminalize. Marijuana pass new gun laws on do some restrictions on abortions and raise the minimum wage those bills all languished when Republicans ran the show but president. Trump's fueled backlash in Virginia that gave Democrats the muscle. They needed to push the bills. To Governor. Ralph northbound's desk. Virginia also became the thirtieth state to ratify the equal rights amendment. David Kling was at a rally on Sunday to celebrate. When.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The stock market continues its downward slide as investors are increasingly concerned about the spread of the corona virus. Npr's Scott horsely reports. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than nine hundred points in the first hour of trading although they recovered some of that all the major market indexes fell into correction territory on Thursday meaning. They've tumbled at least ten percent from their recent highs for the S. and P. Five hundred and the Nasdaq. The drop came in just over a week as investors received by dizzying doubts about the possible financial fallout from a growing epidemic. President trump tried to project calm on Wednesday saying the. Us is well prepared for any health crisis and predicting the stock market will recover. Investors however are not reassured public health officials reported the first US case of Corona virus with no clear connection to China or other sources that appears to support earlier warnings so the viruses likely to gain a toehold within the US Scott horsely NPR news Washington Vice President. Mike Pence will lead the US response to handle the corona virus. President trump has asked Congress for two and a half billion dollars in federal spending for the effort. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell says lawmakers will come up with a way to find the money some lawmakers are already at work the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has apparently resolved a problem that hindered testing for the new corona virus. Npr's Rob Stein has more there's been a bottleneck in testing for the new KHURANA virus because of problems with the test kits the CDC has distributed to lodge around the country the diagnosis of the first case of community spread of the corona virus. That was just reported in. This country was delayed because testing wasn't done immediately but the Association of Public Health Laboratory says the CDC has resolved testing problem which will allow much wider in quicker testing around the country. The Association says dozens of lab through hopefully be able to begin testing within the next week and more will follow Rob Stein. Npr News a British court has ruled that plans to build a third runway. At Heathrow airport are illegal. That's because they don't address the UK government's climate change commitments. Npr's Frank Langfitt has more on the big environmental ruling from London. The judges said the plans were legally fatal because they failed to take into account the government's commitments as outlined in the two thousand sixteen Paris climate accord the Paris agreement calls for reducing carbon emissions. Limit the rise in global temperatures to well below two degrees centigrade British prime minister. Boris Johnson is opposed the third runway and his government. Says he will not appeal. Heathrow airport said it would address. The environmental concerns appeal the ruling and is confident of winning. A third runway would bring in another seven hundred planes a day along with all of their carbon emissions. Npr's Frank Langfitt reporting on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down five hundred sixteen points or nearly two percent. You're listening to. Npr news from Washington police in Milwaukee are working to identify a motive behind yesterday's mass shooting at one of the nation's largest breweries. A gunman shot and killed five people and then himself at the Molson coors complex on Wednesday Milwaukee. Police said suspect was company employee in Zimbabwe where climate change has brought years of drought and food insecurity. There's been a big switch to crops. That tolerate Drought Ish. Mahfoud equal reports from an area where new crops are being introduced. A consortium of non-governmental organizations chose multi-billion in southwestern Zimbabwe to pilot the cultivation of exotic crops such as keen Wa and mirant spokesperson for the group. Diogo explains why they chose. The perennially drought stricken region to try growing the crops. We thought WHO COME TO MULTIPLE LENTIL. Should we be able to change them? They're protesting systems. It was improving the economy and social standing. The region Matangi added that the number of farmers growing Amaranth is now about three thousand. Since it was introduced at three years ago they started growing keen Wa this year for NPR news. I'm East Mahfoud. Equal in Blau clashes broke out in Greece on Wednesday between police and residents of two Greek islands. Greek authorities have said they want to build new camps there to house migrants hundreds of island residents attacked officers who were guarding the future. Camp Sites. Dozens of officers were injured. I'm Korva Coleman. Npr news from Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The Democratic presidential candidates will debate again tonight this time in Charleston just days ahead of the South Carolina Primary Impairs Asthma Hall has more Bernie. Sanders will likely deal with more pressure than he's ever faced in any previous debate. The Vermont Senator is now seen as the front runner after his resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses already. We've seen a number of his rivals. Telegraph attacks that might come up tonight. They're warning that a democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could be ally ability for Democrats down ballot running for Congress and they're criticizing how he intends to pay for his ambitious list of new policies without substantially raising taxes on the middle class. The stakes are particularly high though for Joe Biden who needs a big win in South Carolina to reenergize his campaign US Mukalla. Npr News Charleston South Carolina former Democratic presidential contender. Hillary Clinton says she is skeptical about Bernie Sanders as the party's standard-bearer though she said today she will support the Democratic nominee for president no matter who it is Clinton beat Sanders for the two thousand Sixteen Democratic nomination only to lose the election to president trump went and made waves in a new documentary where she said of the Vermont senator quote. Nobody wants to work with him or to Film Festival in Germany Today. Clinton said her top priorities. Unseating TRUMP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. Santa Request to Congress for one point two five billion dollars in emergency funding to address the spread of the corona virus members of Congress pushed back quickly arguing. The request was vague. Unlikely Inadequate Ampere Selena. Simmons Duffin has more the head of the government's Corona Virus Task Force Health and Human Services Secretary Alex as our testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee. He got quite a grilling including from Republicans. Like Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana. How many facemasks do we have a? We currently have thirty million and ninety five respirators in these strategic national stock. Do we need a doctor? Cadillac mentioned to the Senate this morning and needing approximately three hundred million for healthcare workers another Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama suggested. The funding request was too low and said this was not the time for the White House to quote short change the American People Selena Simmons Duffin. Npr News for its part is contending the US economy will ride out any disruption from the global spread of the Corona Virus National Economic Council Director. Larry cudlow an interview with CNBC. Today said the virus thus far has been tightly contained in the US despite caused by federal public health officials for businesses and others to prepare for the possibility of major disruption also said he does not anticipate any sudden action by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The blunt the economic impact of the Virus Wall Street seemed to disagree with that assessment. Today the Dow for a second straight day fell more than three percent closing down. Eight hundred seventy nine points. The Nasdaq was down. Two hundred and fifty five points this is. Npr TESLA vehicles. Come with a partial self driving feature that technology plus. An intensive driver apparently caused a deadly crash in two thousand eighteen. That's according to federal regulators. Npr's Camilo Domino is more nearly two years ago. A Tesla Model X. steered itself into a highway barrier. The driver should have been paying attention but he was playing a game on his phone right before he died. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert. Some Walt when driving in the supposed self driving mode. You CAN'T SLEEP. You can't text and you can't play video games but people do. Which is why. Tesla isn't off the hook here. Investigators were highly critical of the carmaker for releasing software that allows drivers to ignore the road. They also found Tesla. Let's the software be used on roads more complicated than it can safely handle Camilo Domino. Npr News the women. Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting says. The verdict in the case made her feel grateful to be heard and believed made me. Hawaii appearing today on CBS. This morning said there's another layer of processing when victims assaulted by someone. That person knows Weinstein faces a possible sense of years in prison after jury. Convicted of sexually assaulting her and raping an aspiring actress in two thousand. Thirteen president trump. Meanwhile said he never liked Weinstein because he gave money to Democrats callers conviction. A great victory for women crude oil futures prices closed down again today down end massage down a dollar and fifty three cents a barrel. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh New Hampshire voters are going to the polls in a primary that will help shape the race for the the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. NPR's Mara Liasson reports Democrats won't be the only ones voting in the Democratic Primary Vermont. Senator Bernie Sanders has been leading leading in the polls followed by former South Bend. Indiana mayor P Buddha Judge Sanders has been wooing independent or undeclared voters who are allowed to vote in the New Hampshire Democratic primary and they could make up a sizeable portion of the electorate sanders. One three quarters of non-declared voters for years ago when he beat Hillary Clinton by twenty the two points in the New Hampshire primary but Pete Buddha judge is also going after undeclared voters and the voters he likes to call future former Republicans House Mara Liasson. NPR News Manchester New Hampshire. The World Health Organization has come up with the name for the corona virus crisis unfolding from China lineup. NPR's Jason Bobi reports that the disease is now officially being called Kovic nineteen the WHO says having one name for this public health crisis. This is crucial to allow doctors. Researchers and others to unify their work cove in nineteen will cover all aspects of the ailment from people who are infected but show symptoms to severe of your cases. They wanted to avoid the word pneumonia in the title. has some patients do not end up developing pneumonia. They also were looking for a moniker. That didn't stigmatize a particular place. Group of people are Animal Pass Disease Names have at times been insensitive overly broad or even inaccurate think mad cow disease and swine flu and then there was the term Spanish Spanish flu which got stuck on the devastating nineteen eighteen pandemic despite later evidence suggesting it didn't start in Spain Jason Bogan. NPR News the head of the Federal Reserve warned. The outbreak of the New Corona Virus Aka covert nineteen poses a risk to the strong U. S.. Economy Chairman Jerome Powell tells members of Congress at the outbreaks economic disruptions in China could spill over to the rest of the global economy in delivering the feds Semi Annual Monetary Report today the power also address interest rates. He says with the economy doing well. The central banks fine with where interest rates stand and that did not sit well with president trump. Who tweeted that? The Fed rate is his too high president. Trump's criticizing the seven to nine year sentence proposed for former GOP operative and Confidante Roger Stone this morning money trump re tweeted a posting on the prosecutor's recommendation. Writing this is a horrible and very unfair situation federal prosecutors were asking a judge to sentence stone to up up to nine years after he was convicted in November witness tampering making false statements to investigators in obstruction. You set to be sentenced later this month and a source tells rose. NPR now that the Justice Department plans to revise its recommendations for sentencing. You're listening to NPR. News the Syrian army is back in control of a strategic highway in northwest province. For the first time since two thousand twelve Russia has been backing the Syrian military offensive in the last rebel-held province. More than half a million Syrian civilians have been displaced by the fighting. NPR's Deborah Amos has this update from Beirut the military push to reclaim a strategic highway that connects the Syrian capital. Two key cities in the north. Earth has come at a price for civilians says Albuquerque. Al Hamdan an English professor and I can't imagine this division how it's reached the worst. I don't know how might be worse. Even he's helped others find. Shelter but overnight was shelling close. He fled home with his wife and children in this Russian back military leterrier campaign. Nothing has been spared medical clinics bombed schools closed immunisation centres shuttered. Thousands of civilians are surging north in freezing weather some on foot in a briefing Tuesday U. N.. Officials said this is the largest displacement since the Syrian crisis began Deborah Amos. NPR News Beirut route. The defense has rested its case in the sex crimes trial. Oh former movie. Mogul Harvey Weinstein closing arguments or scheduled for Thursday and Friday some schools in Mississippi and Alabama either open late or are closed for the day because of destructive storms across the deep south. Some places have received as much as six inches of rain. According to forecasters in last twenty four hours heavy rainfall led to rivers overflowing their banks and heavily flooding communities. This is N._p._R...
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. Seven candidates will take part in tonight's Democratic presidential debate in Manchester New Hampshire. That state's primary election election is Tuesday. NPR's want summers reports. The candidates will face off without a determined winner in Iowa. Democratic caucuses Democrats have been campaigning in New Hampshire. I'm sure which holds its primary on February eleventh poll show that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former South Bend. Indiana repeat Buddha. Judge are leading the field of Democrats in New Hampshire. That is also the case in Iowa where results remain unsettled. Though the race there is officially too close to call. Sanders is claiming victory Buddha. The judge did the same in a speech and a call with supporters earlier in the week. Senator Elizabeth Warren in former Vice President Joe Biden trail sanders in Buda judge in both states earlier. This week in New Hampshire Biden said that he'd suffered a Gut Punch in Iowa but no one should count him out as his campaign looks ahead. Warren represents neighboring Massachusetts Asu sits and is telling reporters. Her campaign is built for the long haul. Juana summers NPR news president trump and China's leader Xi Jinping have discussed thus China's efforts to contain the spreading corona virus. NPR's Emily Chang. Reports China is building quarantine centres China's state news agency. I is provided a summary of the call said President. She told trump that no effort had been spared to combat the virus. She called such measures of people's war against the epidemic. She has been noticeably absent this week. As the outbreak has worsened appearing only Thursday degree Cambodian Prime Minister visiting Beijing. China has repeatedly criticized the. US's decision temporarily shut down. Its Consulate and hunt the outbreak epicenter and to evacuate its diplomats from there the US has also decided to bar any foreign nationals from entering the US they've been to to China and the last fourteen days and raised. Its travel alert for China to the highest level Emily Fang. NPR News. Beijing Chinese officials. Now report that there are more within thirty one thousand confirmed corona virus cases in that country and that six hundred thirty seven people.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The president's impeachment trial resumes later today in the Senate. NPR's Brockton book reports. Senators are expected to vote on whether to acquit president. Trump of charges brought by the House or convict and remove him from office. The outcome of the Senate vote is all but certain. But that didn't keep majority leader leader Mitch. McConnell from urging an acquittal which he says will protect our institutions vote during president felt would reduce the framers designed to rubble. Aw vote to keep factional favor from boiling over and scorching our republic. The Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is still fuming the GOP led Senate rejected checked. It push for new evidence in the trial adding a quote fails the laugh test. Republicans refused to get the evidence because they were afraid of what it would would show. And that's all it needs to be said. The Senate is expected to equip the President Brockton Booker. NPR News the Capitol. President trump delivered his State of the Union address before Congress Tuesday night he claimed credit for the US economy and began to discuss themes for his reelection campaign. Trump also bestowed the medal of freedom to conservative radio personality rush. Limbaugh two more planes carrying evacuees from the epicenter of the Corona virus outbreak in China are arriving in California this morning. NPR's NPR's Rob Stein has more the two planes carrying about three hundred and fifty passengers from Wuhan China the epicenter of the Corona virus outbreak. The first plane is carrying about one hundred seventy nine passengers. They'll be screened by medical personnel and then quarantined at the Travis Air Force Base which is about forty five miles from San Francisco. The evacuees on the second plane will be quarantined at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego. The trump administration last week banned any travelers from China now who aren't US citizens permanent residents or their family members from entering the country. And the Americans returning from Wuhan are being quarantined for Fourteen Days Rob Stein. NPR news officials in eastern Turkey. Report at least twenty. Six people were killed today when an avalanche struck a mountainous district. NPR's Peter Kenyon Kenyon reports victims include rescue crews who were searching for survivors from different avalanche. That struck the same area a day earlier. The initial avalanche on Tuesday nights swept across a highway in eastern Van province burying snow plows and a minibus. Local officials reported more casualties after a second avalanche killed several rescue workers and buried the others. The State Run News Agency reports at least twenty five. People were rescued while the district mayor told reporters more than a dozen people are believed to be still trapped under the snow. The budgets Awry district of the province is surrounded by steep mountains and often harsh winter conditions. Peter Kenyon NPR news. Istanbul on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Israel average is up three hundred twenty five points or more than one percent. The Nasdaq is up. Sixty seven points this is NPR news. Puerto Rico continues to be rocked by earthquakes. More than a dozen have struck the island today. They follow a trimmer on Tuesday. That had a magnitude five point. Oh that quake rattled Puerto Rico but no injuries were reported hundreds of earthquakes shaking the island in the past several weeks collapsing buildings and forcing people to sleep sleep outdoors. Hundreds of thousands of fans dressed in red are expected to converge on downtown Kansas City. This morning for a super bowl. Victory Celebration for member station K.. C. You are Frank Morris reports the Kansas City chiefs win on Sunday broke a half century. Super Bowl drought for the team. And then Joe. Czar are says. It's galvanized the community. What I love about this is the whole city comes together? This is a real unifying events. This is something that is.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President trump gave an upbeat state of the Union address on the eve of a Senate verdict worked on two articles of impeachment against him. Trump declared that the nation's economy and standing in the world or better than ever before. NPR's Ron elving says that's it's partially true but that the current administration can't claim all the credit. There's no question that this president has cut regulations and cut taxes by particularly for a corporations operations and to some degree wealthy individuals which has juiced the economy further. But he did come in writing on a long recovery which may be slowing down a little bit now but he it basically takes credit for all of it and says that when he came into office it was a situation of American carnage. NPR's Ron elving before his remarks last night trump refuse to shake shake hands with house speaker. Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of the president's speech after he finished talking many Democratic Women in the audience wore white clothing in solidarity Darren with suffragettes who fought for women's right to vote some also were pinned supporting the equal rights amendment ahead of an expected. US House vote on the issue. Small partial partial results from Monday's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa Show Pete Buddha judge with a slight edge over Bernie Sanders for first place. NPR Shannon bond reports that the delay and final results is being blamed on a malfunctioning at that was supposed to ease the vote reporting process. I was Democratic Party. said the APP would let it get caucus results out more quickly instead. It caused major delays in reporting the first votes in the Democratic presidential primary process caucus organizers reported problems logging into the APP up and submitting results the company that made the APP Shadow Inc apologized in a series of tweets it says data from the caucus sites were collected accurately. But it ran into problems. Transmitting the information to the party. Shadow says it has corrected the underlying issue state records show the Iowa. Democratic Party paid shadow sixty three thousand dollars orders for its work Shannon Bond. NPR News macy's is planning another round of store closings and layoffs to streamline its operations as w VX US as an Thompson reports from Cincinnati. The latest job cuts will affect ten percent at the department store. Chains corporate workforce CEO. Jeff Gannett says he's eliminating in two thousand corporate jobs and closing one hundred twenty five stores in three years to lower costs bring teams closer together and reduced duplicate of work. Cincinnati Saudi in San Francisco are taking the brunt of those losses as the retailer makes New York City. It's only headquarters with these changes. It hopes to save one point. Five billion by the end of twenty twenty. Two one strategy is a new kind of smaller store away from malls market by. macy's is more like a boutique. The first one will open in Dallas later later this week for NPR news. I'm Anne Thompson in Cincinnati on as your market shares closed higher you're listening to. NPR News a German court has rejected Jewish man's appeal to remove a seven hundred year old graphically antisemitic club plaque from a church for Protestant reformer former Martin Luther once preached. NPR's Austin Davis reports that the church believes the display should remain in place that Germans do not forget their turbulent past the Utah Tunes out or Jew pig has adorned the town church and bitten bag for over seven hundred years but its antiquity. Doesn't make it any less jarring embossed thirteen feet high on the church's facade it depicts a rabbi inspecting a pig's backside with a group of Jews beneath the Animal Suckling Plaintiff Missile Dul. Mon- argued that the scene is an insult to the Jewish people and sought to have the plaque removed but judges ruled that the relief is not of slanders character because it's accompanied by a memorial to the Holocaust the Protestant Church says the scene provokes and ignites remembrance. Dumont says he will appeal. The decision to Germany's Federal Court of Justice Austin Davis. NPR News. Berlin in New York testimony continues today in the trial of a former CIA employee whose blamed for disclosing government secrets secrets to wikileaks. Federal prosecutors. Say Joshua Solti gave wikileaks the information that was posted in March twenty. Seventeen in what's being called the biggest leak in the agency's history. The fence attorney. Sabrina shroff argues that her client was a difficult employing. She says he became an easy target by antagonizing antagonist. Almost everyone at the C._I._A.. I'm Shay Stevens N._P._R.. News in Washington..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The Senate has adjourned until tomorrow afternoon. As after House impeachment manager Senator Spent Another Day. Try to make the case for removing president trump from office. NPR's Brockton Booker has this highlight of one democratic prosecutors argument that trump abused power congresswoman. Zoe Lofgren told senators that president trump abused power of his office in a series of steps. One pressuring Ukraine to announce it's an investigation into former vice president. Joe Biden then once that happened promising Ukraine's president a meeting at the White House but the original abuse was president trump's solicitation of election interference from a foreign country Ukraine trump is also accused of withholding millions in military leterrier aid to Ukraine as Leverage Senate Republicans. Defend trump arguing. The military aid was eventually released and his actions shouldn't result in his removal from office Brockton Booker. NPR News the Capitol. President trump is preparing to release his long awaited Middle East peace plan. NPR's Frankel DONAS CBS reports. That trump says the proposal has incentives for both Israel and the Palestinians on his way to Florida for Republican National Committee. Meeting president trump up told reporters aboard air force. One that he expects to unveil his plan before a visit by Israeli prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader. Benny Ganz trump has long aspired to be the. US President who helps bring peace to the region. Trump called his proposal a great plan. That would really work. It's unclear though whether that the Palestinians would go along with any proposal by the trump administration. The president said he spoke briefly to the Palestinians. He predicted they would react negatively. At first I but argued. It's positive for them as well Franko or Donas. NPR news the Whitehouse. A federal judge in Boston as ordered the founder of insys therapeutics to serve five and a half years in prison. John Kapoor was convicted of orchestrating a bribery and kickbacks scheme to get doctors to prescribe the company's Oral Feno Spray Spray Gabriella Emmanuel from member station W.. GBH was more. Before and several other INSYS executives were found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe. They're opioid painkiller then lied to insurance companies to get the expensive medication. Paid for before sentence was about a third of the prison time the federal prosecutors requested instead. His lawyers say he'll appeal Gabriella Emmanuel in Boston federal regulators have fined former wells. Fargo chief John Stumpf Seventeen and a half a million dollars for his role in the bank sales scandal. Five others are being sued for their alleged rolled practices while to bank executives have reached settlements wells. Fargo.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington I'm Jack Speer opening arguments and president. Donald Trump Senate impeachment trial are underway NPR's. Brian Naylor says the Democratic House managers and the President's defense team Leach. Get Up to twenty four hours over three days to argue their cases the lead impeachment manager California Democrat Adam Schiff opened the arguments addressing. The one hundred senators who are serving as jurors in the trial. I recognize there'll be times during the trial that you may long to return to the business of the Senate. The American people look forward to the same. But not before you decide what kind of democracy that you believe leave. We ought to be the house. Last month approved two articles of impeachment finding that trump abused the powers of his office by pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and and his son and that trump obstructed congress. The managers will make their case for the rest of the week before. Trump's defense lawyers get their turn Brian Naylor. NPR News News Washington President Trump says the. US will soon be adding these restrictions for more countries though it remains unclear yet how many nations might be affected by an expansion of trump's travel ban seven additional nations were listed in a draft of the proposed restrictions. That's according to a source briefed on the planned. Tentative lists that include Belarus Eritrea Tria Kirghistan Myanmar Nigeria Sudan and Tanzania. Monday was the third anniversary of trump's executive order ban people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from from travelling to the US jurors are hearing testimony from the first witness in the landmark trial of Harvey Weinstein. The once powerful movie producer charged charged with five counts of rape and sexual assault against two women in New York City and bureau's Rose Friedman recaps. The opening statements are opening statement Assistant District Attorney. Megan has told six stories of violent assaults against a waitress at a club owned by a friend of winstons a model and multiple aspiring actresses. Who thought they were attending professional meetings in each she portrayed Weinstein as a Predator? Taking advantage of young women. Weinstein's defense team is attempting to reframe.
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"Very well The US is very happy result. And we appreciate very much much. What President Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to discuss details with his French counterpart in Davos on Wednesday Scott horsely? NPR News Washington doctors at a Seattle Area Hospital treating the first use case of the potentially fatal corona virus Washington Governor Jay. Inslee says the patient. A man in thirties recently visited Wuhan China. Where four hundred forty cases of the disease have been confirmed? We're very happy to say that. He is in satisfactory condition Russian. And as of this moment is being Very helpful in UH In particular that he may have been in contact with Inslee says says the risk of infection for other Washington state residents is low the CDC plans to expand screenings for corona virus to more airports bringing the total number of two five five passengers from Wuhan will be required to use one of those facilities in order to enter the United States. You're listening to NPR news. The suspended recording academy chief. Deborah Dugan has brought a discrimination complaint against the organization that presents the Grammy Awards a complaint filed with the EOC includes allegations of sexual harassment and corruption by the academy. And Its board Dugan had taken the top post last August as the company's first first female chief with the goal of increasing gender and racial representation at the grammys the academy says she was suspended. After a female employee accused her uh of bullying Mississippi corrections officials are investigating two additional inmate death. Set a chronically understaffed state prison details from NPR's ars to be Elliott. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said on twitter that the latest killings at Parchman state penitentiary appear to be an isolated incident not related related riots and fights that have plagued Mississippi presence since the end of December. A third inmate was found hanged in his cell over the weekend. There have been at least eight. Eight reported inmate deaths. An unknown number of injuries and Parchman remains on lockdown officials at warned state lawmakers. There were not enough prison guards now. Mississippi she is facing a federal lawsuit brought more than two dozen inmates who are suing over violent and decrepit conditions. They say violate their constitutional rights. Debbie Elliott so yet NPR News on stock markets in Asia shares are now higher up one percent in Hong Kong following down on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average which gained a hundred and fifty two points. The Nasdaq composite index fell eighteen Stevens N._p._R.. News in Washington..
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from Allman board of California. Did you know Almond orchards bloom before most other plants and help honey bee hives grow stronger before they pollinate other late-blooming crops grow what you know at all men, sustainability dot org. Live from NPR News in Washington on Barbara Klein in Syria, Russian, and UN calls for a humanitarian pause in fighting or having no apparent impact NPR's Ruth's Sherlock reports, pro-Syrian government troops are seizing towns and villages from rebels in the Damascus suburbs of eastern Gouda, the Syrian army and allied militias and making gains on territory. They've laid siege to for more than four years. The government-controlled central Military media says, troops have captured at least six villages in towns on the fringes of the sporting Basij suburbs. A member of an anti regime in assuring the area confirmed the offensive to NPR He set the pro-government troops are advancing across the move rural terrain. The attack though, has nonetheless costs civilians that flee monitors, say some six hundred people have died since the government in its ally. Russia began and ground attacks on the area earlier this month with Shattuck NPR News on the techies Syria, Buddha, teachers in. West Virginia say they're staying on strike tomorrow foreign eighth school day after the Republican majority state senate approved a four percent pay raise instead of the five percent agree to buy the Republican governor and the State House. English teacher. Jessica Sofia says teachers won't return to work until they have a legislative guarantee. The narrative continued obtained from every branch, Uh, the legislature right now, and I think Peter dipped are unwilling to return and how we thump and concrete and in writing up promises aren't hiding it right now. Selfie ah says the governor's encouraging teachers to hold out for a five percent pay raise the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or eight pack is opening a three-day meeting in Washington DC. Today It's the nation's largest pro Israel organization and NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Vice President Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or the headline. Nurse Netanyahu will address the event after he meets with President Trump on Monday. He's expected to use a large part of his speech to praise the Trump administration forever. It's it's taken to fulfill APEC's agenda that includes moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A pack is expected to push Congress and American allies to strengthen the Iran nuclear deal officials say a proposal to restart peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians might also be introduced. The Palestinian Authority walked out on Pri Peace talks after President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Windsor Johnston NPR News, Washington. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says at this point, President Trump intends to follow through with a twenty five percent tariff on steel imports and a ten percent tariff on on imported aluminum and that he has no plans to exempt some countries. But he also says, the president could change his mind. This is NPR. More than five months of political deadlock in Germany seems to have ended with Chancellor Angela Merkel poised for a fourth term as as May Nicholson reports from Berlin. The Social Democrats have voted to form a new government with miracles conservative bloc two-thirds of the Social Democrats Kohl membeship have backed the deal following intense debate within the party. Its younger members campaigned against entering into another government with knuckles conservatives consent. It will do too much damage to the center-left parties. Credibility methyl is expected to be sworn in for a fourth term by mid-March as Mickelson reporting from Berlin night in Los Angeles Hollywood hosts, the ninetieth Academy Awards, ceremony NPR's, Andrew Limbong reports, nominees for the top acting awards are mix of newcomers and household names. Rose. Denuclearize upper his first Oscar for his role in get out up against day of the lowest Gary Oldman Denzel Washington and Timothy Shallah May from call me by name healing knew how little I know about things that matter. Moghrabi's also nominated for the first time for Eitan you did someone wanted just tell me to my face. You're never gonna give me the scores. I desert along with Meryl Streep Frances McDormand Sally Hawkins and social Ronen for ladybird I wanna go where culture and language and the yogurt I recently released novel Medicare unnoticed by the way, is the 23-year-old third Oscar nomination injure Limbong NPR News. The Oscars are scheduled to start at five p. m. West Coast time. I'm Barbara Klein NPR News in Washington. Support.
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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.