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"I'm Ari Shapiro and I made Florida What's it like to be on the wrong side of Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega The ongoing trials of his opponents that he rounded up in jail to give us a window This month more than a dozen opponents of the president have been convicted of so called crimes against the nation They're part of a larger group of prisoners who will be tried We're joined by NPR's Carrie Kahn who covers Nicaragua and Nicaraguan journalist will Trevor Miranda Abu He fled the country and is now in Costa Rica where he reports for the news website you had hinted Hi Carrie Hi Carrie why did Ortega arrest these people And what does the government say that they were conspiring to do They were arrested last summer before last year's presidential election or take a pretty much jailed all opposition to him including 7 presidential candidates And he easily won reelection in November giving him a fourth consecutive term in office or taken his wife who's the vice president say these people are enemies of the state they're terrorists causing damage to the nation And under new laws they can be prosecuted for charges akin to treason and they're facing as much as 15 years in prison Of the trials have been short just a few hours long inside a prison not a public courtroom and prisoners access to lawyers is very limited And that you used to work as a journalist in Nicaragua and we'll note that you've worked for NPR helping carry with stories when you were there You've been to this prison before What is it like And what have you heard about how these trials are being conducted And so the trials are in the same place on where the political prisoners are being held Their families say they've been tortured and there have been a lot of irregularities in this trials Lawyers say they don't have enough access to their clients Even inside the courtrooms their time with their clients is limited They aren't even getting access to the evidence against them And what you say a lot of false evidence is being introduced A lot of it based on tweets or things their clients have said in the media Most of the witnesses are Ortega's people And this trials are happening just in a few hours We're seeing a mockery of justice in Nicaragua You are living and working in exile in neighboring Costa Rica why did you flee I fled Nicaragua because the prosecutor threatened to jail me for allegedly violating a cybercrimes law It's this new law that they invented that allows them to accuse journalists and everyday citizens of reporting false news They can sentence you to 8 years which they live to four people just this week And so how to flee to Costa Rica on the boat not just to guarantee my freedom but so that I could keep reporting from exile How are you able to continue reporting from Nicaragua Nicaragua look it's hard because our sources in Nicaragua won't talk to us They're afraid of being accused of treason so it's hard for me but it's even harder for my colleagues who are still in Nicaragua who are basically trying to do journalists on clandestinely In hiding so that Ortega's government doesn't go after them Carrie can you tell us about some of the people who've been recently sentenced Who are they Their political rivals of Ortega journalists student leaders even former guerrilla fighters that were part of the sandinistas who along with Ortega ousted the U.S. backed samosa dictatorship in the 1970s like Dora Maria she was a young guerrilla fighter and she's legendary She was part of a group that stormed the Nicaraguan national palace taking legislators hostage in 1978 and she's 66 now last week she was convicted of that treason charge and is facing 15 years in prison Another is 24 year old Lester aleman a student leader during major protests against Ortega in 2018 he famously challenged Ortega face to face in the national dialog for attacking demonstrator He too is facing 15 years and all 47 prisoners will face trials And what is the response about these trials in international circles What is the U.S. government said The U.S. has sanctioned top Nicaraguan officials including Ortega's inner circle State Department has spoke out about what they say is the abuse of the judicial system and keeping these opponents in these horrific conditions The organization of American states is talking about expelling Nicaragua from the regional body and meanwhile the number of Nicaraguan migrants making it to the U.S. border has quadrupled in recent months That's NPR's Carrie Kahn in Mexico City and journalist wilfredo Miranda aburto in San Jose Costa Rica Thanks to both of you You're welcome How does a city get ready for some 70,000 people to come over That's what officials in Southern California are doing as the region hosts its first Super Bowl in 29 years on Sunday at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Matt D'angelo Antonio from member station KPCC tells us about the preparations The lunch rush is just dying down inside Gaza Rios restaurant in Inglewood just days before Super Bowl 56 kicks off at SoFi Stadium across the street Owner libi munoz tells me over a plate of steak picaro that her restaurant is always a popular spot for fans before and after rams and chargers home games Every time there's a game it's always a full house We already know what our customers want What they want to drink and what times will be really busy with people coming in And as ready as we can be seems to be the common thread leading up to the Super Bowl whether you ask local business owners or the people planning the event itself It's been a crazy week Kathy schlossman is CEO of the Los Angeles Super Bowl host committee which has led planning the event We want it in May of 2016 But really our crew full-time has been working on it for two years And planning a Super Bowl during a global pandemic is a huge challenge Organizers are trying to ensure that health and safety of the.
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"Month with the Chilean government deploying 2000 soldiers to the region as it attempts to suppress the mapuche community on their fight to recover their ancestral lands The U.S. Congress has approved a new bipartisan sanctions Bill targeting the Nicaraguan government ahead of the country's presidential election Sunday in response to president Daniel Ortega's crackdown on the opposition Ortega is seeking a fourth term about 40 opposition figures including 7 presidential candidates have been arrested since June The legislation seeks to monitor and address human rights abuses and the obstruction of free elections by the Ortega government Opponents say more U.S. sanctions will continue to harm the Nicaraguan people in our demanding the U.S. government stop its catastrophic intervention in Nicaragua In The Hague three leading press freedom groups this week launched an unprecedented tribunal charged with holding governments accountable for the rising violence against journalists The people's tribunal on the murder of journalists is being spearheaded by the free press unlimited The committee to protect journalists and Reporters Without Borders For the next 6 months the tribunal will hold hearings on charges against the governments of Sri Lanka Mexico and Syria accused of failing to protect journalists and allowing their killers to act with impunity This comes as UNESCO has released a new report that documents an 87% impunity rate in cases of murder journalists between 2006 and 2020 The Justice Department is suing Texas over its recently passed voter suppression law saying it violates federal voting rights laws by targeting Texans of color Voters who don't speak English and voters with disabilities In related news the Republican controlled North Carolina legislature Thursday approved extreme gerrymandered redistricting maps giving Republicans and outsized advantage that could last for the next decade North Carolina governor Roy Cooper who's a Democrat does not have veto power over redistricting plans So any challenges to the new maps would likely go through the courts In other news from North Carolina dozens of democratic state lawmakers staged a walkout earlier this week After the house swore in its newest lawmaker Republican Donny Loftus who admitted he was present during the January 6th capitol insurrection Bloomberg reports Manhattan prosecutors have convened a second grand jury to continue probing the financial practices of Donald Trump's real estate empire and to weigh possible criminal charges of previous grand jury convened by Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance indicted the Trump organization and its former CFO Alan weisselberg In Kenosha Wisconsin the judge overseeing the trial of teenage gunmen Kyle rittenhouse has removed a juror who was overheard joking about the Shooting of Jacob Blake The African American man left paralyzed last year after he was shot by Kenosha police Judge Bruce Schroeder agreed with prosecutors that the jurors comments were disqualifying.
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"Welcome to democracy now. Democracy now got or the warrant piece report. I make goodman representatives of over forty nations have pledged to end the use of coal power. The deal announced the cop twenty six. Un climate summit in glasgow did not include china and india which account for two thirds of worldwide coal consumption nor. Did it include australia. One of the world's two biggest coal exporters. The biden administration also refused to sign the pledge to stop burning coal in an apparent concession to democratic. Senator joe manchin of west virginia whose resistance who has resisted biden's push for us investments in green energy. Meanwhile youth activists are taking to the streets of glasgow today to demand. World leaders do more to avert climate catastrophe. The protest is organized by friday's for future which grew out of gratitude barracks. Climate strike outside. The swedish parliament will go to the cop twenty-six climate summit inside and out later in the broadcast on capitol hill house speaker. Nancy pelosi scheduled votes today on the bipartisan infrastructure. Bill and the democrats build back better. Act the votes come. After months of negotiations and delays democrats whittled down there expansive social safety and climate package following myriad objections from conservative democrats. Many of these coming from senators. Joe manchin and kirsten cinema. Those negotiations continued into thursday as president biden reportedly made calls to a number of democratic lawmakers and his questions remained over several key issues including immigration and the plans budge youth. Climate activists confronted senator. Joe manchin thursday demanding. He back the build back better act and its provisions to combat the climate crisis. We confronted mansion multiple times thursday including blocking his mass herati as they demanded to whether their futures were worth the prophet team makes chanting. We want to live as he slowly tried to drive through the crowd. The protests were led by five young people who earlier this week ended a two week. Hunger strike demanding real action on the climate crisis from congress. You can see our interview with one of those hunger. Strikers at democracy now dot org the white house has announce cova nineteen vaccine mandates covering more than one hundred million workers beginning on january fourth workers at private sector companies that employ at least one hundred people will have to be vaccinated against covert or be tested weekly unvaccinated workers will also be required to wear face covering on the job and may have to pay for their own chess. A separate rule will require some seventeen million. Us healthcare workers be vaccinated by january fourth with no testing option. The biden administrations cut ties with vaccine maker. Emergent bio solutions after ruined millions of doses of johnson and johnson kovic nineteen vaccines at its factory in baltimore maryland. The company will forgo one hundred eighty million dollars of at six hundred twenty eight million dollar contract to produce vaccines for the federal government. Maderna's said thursday. It will deliver three hundred million fewer doses of it's highly effective co vaccine this year than initially projected. Even so madonna. Thursday reported three point three billion dollars in third quarter profits in cambridge massachusetts. Protesters rallied outside. Maderna's corporate headquarters thursday karting in wheelbarrows full of money covered in blood as they demanded. Maderna's sheriff's vaccine recipe with producers in the global south. This is dr joy mukherjee for fesser of global health at harvard medical school. We deliver this money to the steps of moderna headquarters. We've stood for five minutes. Silence one minute per million people who have died the large majority of them without access to the backseat. We must force for dirt to work with the list of manufacturers around the world who are ready. Who could actually scale vaccines. Antiwar advocates are condemning. The biden administration for proposing a new six hundred fifty million dollar missile sale to saudi arabia. Warning the move will only trigger more death and suffering in yemen if approved by congress this will be the first major military sell to saudi arabia. Since president biden took office vowed the us would end support for offensive operations in response code. Pink tweeted quote. Meanwhile one yemeni child continues to die every ten minutes as a result of the humanitarian crisis caused by the saudi led war on him and they said in chile security forces shocked to indigenous mapuche leaders during clashes wednesday in the province of arauco. The southern coastal region has been under state of emergency since last month with the chilean government. Deploying two thousand soldiers to the region as it attempts to suppress the pucci community and their fight to recover their ancestral lands. The us congress has approved a new bipartisan sanctions. Bill targeting the nicaraguan government ahead of the country's presidential election sunday in response to president and yellow tegas crackdown on the opposition. Ortega is seeking a fourth term about forty opposition figures including seven presidential candidates have been arrested since june. The legislation seeks to monitor and address human rights abuses and the obstruction of free elections by the ortega government. Opponents say more. Us sanctions will continue to harm the nicaraguan people and are demanding the us government stop. It's catastrophic intervention in nicaragua in the hague three leading press freedom groups this week. Launched an unprecedented tribunal charged with holding governments accountable for the rising violence against journalists. The people's tribunal in the murder of journalists is being spearheaded by the free press unlimited the committee to protect journalists and reporters without borders for the next six months the tribunal will hold hearings on charges against the governments of sri lanka mexico in syria accused of failing to protect journalists and allowing their killers to act with impunity. This comes as unesco has released a new report documents and eighty seven percent impunity rate in cases of murder journalists between two thousand six and two thousand twenty. The justice department is suing texas over. Its recently passed voter. Suppression law saying it. Violates federal voting rights laws by targeting texans of color voters who don't speak english and voters with disabilities in related news. The republican controlled north carolina legislature thursday approved extreme gerrymandered redistricting maps giving republicans and outsized advantage. That could last for the next decade. North carolina governor. Roy cooper who's a democrat does not have veto power over redistricting plans so any challenges to the new maps would likely go through the courts in other news from north carolina dozens of democratic state. Lawmakers staged a walkout earlier this week after the house swore in. Its newest lawmaker. Republican johnny loftus. Who admitted he was present. During the january sex capital insurrection. Bloomberg reports manhattan prosecutors have convened a second grand jury to continue probing the financial practices of donald trump's real estate empire and two way possible criminal charges. A previous grand jury convened by manhattan district attorney. Sivan's indicted the trump organization and its former. Cfo alan weisselberg in kenosha wisconsin the judge overseeing the trial of teenage gunmen cowl. Rittenhouse removed a juror. Who has overheard joking about the shooting. Of jacob blake. The african american man left power lies last year after he was shot by kenosha police. Judge bruce schroeder agreed with prosecutors that the jurors comments were disqualifying clear that the appearance of bias is present.
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"Rewards on purchases terms apply learn more at wellsfargo dot com slash. Active cash live from npr news. I'm janine herbst ahead of a possible vote this week senate. Negotiators are still trying to finalize. A bipartisan infrastructure. Plan lead republican negotiators. Senator rob portman says. They're close to a deal with democrats after weekend. Work on the hill with one snag. We have one issue outstanding and We're not getting much Response from the democrats on it. It's about mass transit. Our transit numbers very generous. We increase transit in this proposal. We also increased the formula going forward speaking there on. Abc's this week but portman says the plan is popular with the american people and the us senate house speaker. Nancy pelosi has tapped a second republican congressman to be on the panel investigating the deadly attack on the us. Capital in january led by pro-trump supporters. Congressman adam kin zinger a critic of former president. Donald trump says the issue requires a serious clear eyed nonpartisan approach pelosi already appointed congresswoman. Liz cheney this after the house speaker rejected two of the five republicans house minority leader kevin mccarthy submitted mccarthy then pulled them all the panels. I hearing is on tuesday at the olympics in tokyo. The men's basketball competition has begun with a big upset after france beat the. Us eighty-three seventy six. And here's tom goldman reports. It's the first american law since the two thousand four summer games the us is a team studded with nba stars. But france showed stardom means little compared to cohesive consistent team basketball behind a game high twenty eight points from one of their nba players. Evan formulae of the boston celtics france battle back from several deficits afterwards. Us head coach. Gregg popovich bristled at the idea that his team's defeat was a surprise. That sort of this is. The french team is if we're supposed to beat them by thirty or something. That's a hell of a team and there are others in the olympic tournament. He said noting how the talent gap shrinks every year between. Us basketball and the world. The americans next play. Iran on wednesday tom goldman. Npr news. tokyo. Belgium has been hit by another rash of flooding just over a week. After thirty seven people were killed from brussels teri schultz reports more heavy rain in belgium and more flash floods around the country after a two hour deluge saturday. The mayor of the southern city of numb more told the french daily soi. The situation there is worse than last week. With neighborhoods underwater and families needing evacuation video from the reuters. News agency shows cars and pieces of pavement being swept away by water rushing through the streets in some areas. The high water has caused gas leaks and fires residents are being warned. There are more storms on the way. Environmental experts say such extreme weather events will happen more frequently and be more severe due to the effects of climate change for npr news. I'm teri schultz in brussels. And you're listening to npr. News from washington in israel to airlines launched their first commercial flights between israel and morocco less than a year after the country's officially normalized relations. Israel's tourism minister says the new direct flights will help tourism and trade israel and morocco agreed to normalize relations in late twenty twenty as part of the us brokered abraham accords. Morocco was among four arab nations to establish diplomatic relations with israel. Another possible presidential candidate has been arrested in nicaragua. Making seven such arrests by the government of president daniel ortega in less than two months. Maria martin has more opposition with eater no well without. It was a potential candidate to run against another thing in upcoming november elections. He represents the conservative citizens for liberty party whose roots are in the contra movement of the nineteen eighties that attempted to overthrow the revolutionary said the needs to government then also headed by that naylor. Dig up the. Us state department has condemned without arrest as well as the detention of political commentator. High awda yano. The european union says it's quote inconceivable. That anything we sibling democratic competition can take place during november elections. The ortega government accuses more than thirty detained opponents of crimes against the state for npr news. I'm maria martin. A bus crash in croatia has left at least ten people dead. Dozens injured police say. The driver apparently fell asleep and swerved off the highway. I'm janine herbst and you're listening to npr news..
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"Definitely White House learn as far back as November about the potential dangers of coronavirus U. S. intelligence officials were reportedly clued in that a contagion was sweeping through China late last year but A. B. C.'s Andrew December tells us some are denying that report ever existed when asked about the ABC news report and when he first learned about the scope of this brand trump said I don't know exactly but I'd like to see the information but an ABC news investigation confirming through four sources that the National Committee on medical intelligence was aware as early as November of covert nineteen uncontrolled spread in China by monitoring communication and satellite images there the committee detailing how the disease could pose a serious threat to U. S. forces in Asia and analysts who did take this very seriously at the time concluded that it could be a cataclysmic events while the kids may not like this but playgrounds are pretty much off limits all around the status of parties try to prevent the spread of coronavirus social distancing and all that and now additional steps may be needed we hear that part of the story from WBZ's Karen regal it end over police will look for groups of people join the spring weather until them to move along it's okay to go for walks isn't over town manager Andrew Flanagan but a group of and too risky we are taken on tennis court math and closed the cobalt chords in we trusted basketball hoops so I know they all all the staff seem extreme but I think in the end most of the residents in Andover agreement that necessary in Andover Karen regal WBZ Boston's newsradio coronavirus also targeting first responders and now we hear that a member of the Ipswich fire department has tested positive this has led to additional testing at that facility the infected worker is now recovering at home in isolation all members of the Ipswich fire department locations or all locations rather were thoroughly cleaned and did last night it is eight seventeen here in Boston gray skies for now and some wet weather and high winds later on today temperatures in the middle fifties well this pandemic has left many produce and dairy farmers in the struggle of their lives hers at Tony's fresh produce in downtown Los Angeles are moving less than half the amount of tomatoes they did before the pandemic never been in this situation owner Jose Mendez says he supplies small grocery stores and restaurants with more milk than they can handle dairy processing plants across the country are being forced to dump the excess I feel like anybody here is to blame it's just a very difficult situation Laura Podesta CBS news stay at home advisories and stay at home orders in most of the country now and the message across the city of Los Angeles in specific means do not come out of your homes at all just yet traffic data here in LA shows as a news nationwide begins to look more optimistic that people are beginning to venture around the daily death counts in California now and record highs LA mayor Eric Garcetti says now is not the time to go out in California make sure you're staying at home that you should only be driving if you absolutely need to beginning tomorrow those who do go out to any essential business will by law have to wear a face covering here Alex stone ABC news Los Angeles well since New York City and New York state became the epicenter of this outbreak in the United States several other areas of the country are now quickly coming on board Louisiana with a high rate of infection we're also seeing it in several areas through the Midwest and another state being hit hard Michigan thirteen hundred new cases of coronavirus reported there the total in that state more than twenty thousand to the worst officials say is still yet to come state health officials say cases will not be until late this month or early next month nearly a thousand people have died from the virus in Michigan alone health officials warned that a large at the demigod corona virus could be ready to hit parts of Central America A. B. C. news correspondent Todd and says the government of Nicaragua is refusing to take action in stopping the spread maker augments were told to keep partying during carnival celebrations at the keeper tending sports events cultural festivals and packed the country's beaches during Holy Week vacations this week and it was president Daniel Ortega's government who urged people to disregard the warnings of covert nineteen doctors were told not to wear masks or use sanitising gel so as not to our patients principal threatened to expel students who miss class some analysts say Ortega's administration may fear that anti virus measures would weaken their hold on power and damage an already strained economy Todd and D. B. C. news also happening in our own backyard around the nation and all around the globe this morning house speaker Nancy Pelosi stands her ground refusing to budge on Republicans efforts to push through a two hundred fifty billion dollar rescue package she's holding out for twice that amount a rocket attack on US troops in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Force base ISIS claiming responsibility but no injuries according to a tweet from the military a five year war on hold Saudi Arabia puts a temporary halt to attacks in Yemen as corona virus concerns hit the battlefield an arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect wanted for spray painting graffiti on a Brookline synagogue then who was caught on video staring at his war cast cancellations sweeping changes to daily life now under way in Massachusetts market meltdown falls out on wall street's self quarantine this is the time of shared sacrifice and I know first hand that we are capable of that here in the city of are the.
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"Whistle blower, Daniel Ellsberg, British Prime Minister Theresa may said today show resigned, June seventh ending three year term. That's so her repeatedly try and fail to usher through Britain's plan to leave. The opean union. Her announcement came as British voters are set to deliver a stinging defeat to her party in European parliament, elections with the newly formed Brexit party expected to win when results are announced on Sunday. Prime minister May's departure will come days after she set to host an official state visit for President Trump and his family June third Prince Charles has invited Trump to t- official Royal residence where he's expected to raise the issue of climate change this weekend, Trump will travel to Japan for a state visit where he'll meet with prime minister Shinzo obey, and Japan's new emperor Naruhito, Senate Democrats are warning, the Trump administration is preparing to circumvent congress to push through seven billion dollars worth of US weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. And the United Arab Emirates secretary of state Mike Pompeo and other administration officials are reportedly pressing Trump to declare a national emergency, which would bar congress from halting the sale of the precision guided munitions and warplanes. The move follows public outcry over the massive civilian death toll from the Saudi led war on Yemen, and last year's murder of Saudi journalist kashogi, she inside the Saudi consulate and is stumble last month. Trump vetoed a congressional War Powers resolution ordering the US to halt, most US support for the war in Yemen. President Trump has given Torney general William bar broad new powers to review how the Trump campaign's ties to. Russia were investigated the order, we'll give bar oversight to compel the CIA the FBI, and more than a dozen other intelligence agencies to declassify documents. Trump's order came just hours. After he claimed former FBI director James Comey, and former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe were guilty of treason last month bar told lawmakers he believes intelligence agency, spied on Trump's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign echoing Trump's repeated accusation made without evidence that President Obama wiretap Trump's phones ahead of the election. President Trump and his political allies launched an attack a Nancy Pelosi Thursday, calling the democratic house speaker crazy, Trump spoke one day after he left a White House meeting with Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer in stage walkout demanding congress end investigations into his presidency. So walked into the cabinet room. You had the the group. Cryan chuck. Crazy nancy. I tell you what I've been watching her. I have I have been watching her for long periods of time. She's not the same person. She's lost it Trump's attack on the house speaker came after Pelosi accused Trump of throwing a temper tantrum during Wednesday's boarded meeting at the White House. Another ten temper tantrum. Again, I pray for the president of the United States. I wish it is family or administration stuff would have been intervention for the good of the country. This comes as doctor video of house, speaker Pelosi went viral and right wing social media circles the video edited from an appearance by Pelosi this week at the center for American progress was slowed down to seventy five percent speed in order to make Pelosi sound is though, she slurring her words or drunk by Thursday night versions of the video, had circulated to millions of social media users, many of whom commented, they believe Pelosi was drunk, the video was also shared by President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani who tweeted and later deleted the comment. What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi her speech pattern is bizarre? Meanwhile, President Trump re tweeted a mash up video Pelosi edited by. Fox business channel with the caption Pelosi stammers through news conference, President Trump lashed out at former secretary of State, Rex Tillerson Thursday after Tillerson, spent seven hours in a closed door session with the house, foreign affairs committee. A congressional aide who was present for Tillerson's testimony later told the Washington Post we spent a lot of time in the conversation talking about how Putin seized every opportunity to push what he wanted. There was a discrepancy in preparation, and it created an unequal footing unquote responding to Tillerson's testimony on Twitter, President Trump called his former secretary of state dumb, as a rock and totally prepared nila quipped to be secretary of state, unquote and associated Donald Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was indicted Thursday on bribery charges. New York City. Prosecutors say Stephen caulk the former chairman and CEO federal savings Bank in Chicago approved sixteen million dollars high risk loans to Manafort and an effort to win a senior position in the Trump administration. Prosecutors say after receiving the loans Manafort, made at least two calls to Trump's transition team in late two thousand sixteen asking for to be appointed secretary of the army called faces up to thirty years in prison. He pleaded not guilty and arraignment in Manhattan court Thursday. President Trump promised Thursday to spend sixteen billion dollars to relieve farmers agribusiness companies who've lost revenue to the growing US trade war with China, speaking to a crowd of farmers. And ranchers brought into the White House Trump repeated is false claim that China would reimburse the US for the losses. The move came as China's retaliatory tariffs on US vegetables and meat products. Have driven commodity prices to their lowest level in over a decade. President Trump's preparing to name former Virginia attorney general Ken Cooper Nellie immigrations are to oversee the Trump administration's hardline immigration policies in a new role that won't require Senate confirmation Kuching LA is a climate change denier, who? Ran unsuccessfully for Virginia. Governor in two thousand thirteen as a state lawmaker in Virginia authored legislation, seeking to force employees to speak English, in the workplace and the unsuccessfully fought to eliminate the fourteenth amendment's birthright citizenship clause. Meanwhile, the family of sixteen year old migrant Carlos anandas Vasquez is demanding answers about how the teen died this week and US border patrol custody after being diagnosed with the flu. This is the boy's mother Vasquez, speaking from Guatemala. So there's no information about how he died. That is what I want. No. And so what I am fighting for is for them to send me the body as soon as possible because why do they want to have him there? Why do they want him because they didn't take care of him? At least six migrant children have died over the last eight months after they were arrested crossing into the US from Mexico before last year. No child died in immigration custody in over a decade. Indica Rago opponents of president tak- held a one day, general strike Thursday to demand. The release of hundreds of political prisoners. The nationwide strike came days after Ortega's government said it would begin releasing another one hundred or swept up in mass arrests during protests that erupted, a year ago, after our take tried to cut social security benefits. Opposition groups say they're pressuring the government to meet terms of peace deal requiring the release of almost three hundred persons by June. Eighteenth back in the United States. New campaign is calling on twenty twenty presidential candidates to pledge to cut Pentagon spending by at least two hundred billion dollars annually to pay for Medicare for all a green new deal. In other programs. The campaign pledge put people over the Pentagon. Also promotes alternatives to war and presses lawmakers to prevent the president from ordering military action without a declaration of war from congress. Meanwhile, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has unveiled a Bill that would apply a small..
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"Because I left my friends at that table, Greg sister. Rachel Scott was also killed that day. One way. The Scott family coped with her loss was by creating Rachel's challenge, a nonprofit that is shared her story with millions of people, especially those still in school in the schools idea, focus on compassion. I share my sister story with our program, and we know that just by sharing her story and sharing some powerful lessons behind the Columbine shooting. We know of school shootings have been prevented and suicides that have been prevented. And that may be so, but since Columbine there have been eleven school shootings categorized as mass shootings. According to the Washington Post abashed shooting being one in which four or more people were killed and overall since Columbine school should one hundred forty three people over the last few years. Many schools now regularly hold drills were active. Shootings as they do for fires and have developed rules or a protocol for students, which is run. Hide fight run. If you can hide if you can't. I'm Evan Haning. Again. Tomorrow marks the twentieth. Anniversary of that incident at eleven till today marks the one year anniversary of the start of anti-government protests in Nicaragua which were met with violent deadly crackdown. Tension still runs high in that nation as Steve Kastenbaum reports. One year ago people took to the streets Nicaragua's cities to protest the tax hike and a reduction in social security benefits within days the protests grew into a full fledged. If bent over the course of several months, violent clashes with police and pro-government militias led to more than three hundred protesters being killed hundreds of political prisoners being taken and as many as fifty thousand people fleeing the country, mostly to neighboring Costa Rica since then President Daniel Ortega's government declared protests and act of terrorism against the state today marks the one year anniversary of the start of. Those protests tension hangs over Managua and other cities in Nicaragua. Amidst renewed calls for protests today, thousands of police officers embody armor and heavily armed pro government, militia members patrol the streets of the capital and other cities earlier this week US national security adviser John Bolton announced new sanctions against Nicaragua. Today, I'm pleased to announce that the United States will also sanction Bancorp the your teigen's slush fund. He also announced sanctions specifically targeting the wife and children of president Ortega Bolton linked recent events, Nicaragua to Venezuela and Cuba as the president said in February the twilight our of socialism has arrived in our hemisphere. Troika of tyranny, Cuba. Venezuela and Nicaragua is beginning to crumble today's tension takes place against the backdrop of Good Friday normally churches or packed across Nicaragua on this day. But church leaders have been the principal negotiators between protesters and the government the opposition in Nicaragua has rallied around the Catholic church seeing it as their only advocate in their nation. I'm Steve Kastenbaum. Nine till John Stolnis. Where do we begin in sports? We start off this morning in New York where the Brooklyn nets were trying to take a two one series lead over the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers in their first round matchup and seemed to get an advantage with the news that Sixers star center Joel Embiid would be out of the lineup with sore knee. Philly loss game one of the series with Embiid out of the lineup. However, Ben Simmons made sure there would not be a repeat as the three seat in the east scored a career playoff high thirty one points to help the Sixers take a two games to one lead in the series to buy. His Harris at twenty nine points. Draining six three pointers and hauled in sixteen rebounds. The ngelo Russell and Karras Lavertu each scored twenty six points for the nets host game. Four on Saturday in other first round playoff action. Derek Whyte had a career high thirty six points in this first two games to one lead after beating the nuggets. One eighteen to one await Kevin Durant scored thirty eight points in the Golden State Warriors took a two one lead in their NBA first round series by blowing out the clippers one thirty two to one zero five in LA. Steph curry added twenty one points despite foul trouble to help the warriors bounce back after blowing it thirty one point lead in their game. Two loss tonight. Toronto takes on the magic in Orlando with that series tied at a game apiece. Boston travels to Indiana leading two games to none. And Oklahoma City hosts Portland trailblazers leading two games to none on the diamond starting pitcher Patrick Corbin earned his first win as a member of the Washington. Nationals pitching into the eighth inning of the nets four two two win over San Francisco. He gave up just two hits in. A walk while striking out nine for his first curly w after signing a six.
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"Because I I left my friends at that table, Greg sister. Rachel Scott was also killed that day. One way. The Scott family coped with her loss was by creating Rachel's challenge, a nonprofit that has shared her story with millions of people, especially those still in school in the schools idea, focus on compassion. I share my sister story with our program, and we know that just by sharing her story and sharing some powerful lessons behind the Columbine shooting. We know of school shootings that have been prevented and suicides that have been prevented that may be so, but since Columbine there have been eleven school shootings categorized as mass shootings. According to the Washington Post, a mass shooting being one in which four or more people were killed and overall since Columbine school shootings have killed at least one hundred forty three people over the last few years. Many schools now regularly hold drills were active shootings as they do for fires and have. Developed rules or a protocol for students which is run. Hide fight Brian if you can hide if you can't fight if you must I'm Evan Haning. Again. Tomorrow marks the twentieth. Anniversary of that incident at eleven till today marks the one year anniversary of the start of anti-government protests in Nicaragua which were met with violent deadly crackdown. Tension still runs high in that nation as Steve Kastenbaum reports. One year ago people took to the streets Nicaragua's cities to protest the tax hike and a reduction and social security benefits within days the protests grew into a full fledged anti-government movement over the course of several months. Violent clashes with police and pro-government militias led to more than three hundred protesters being killed hundreds of political prisoners being taken and many as fifty thousand people fleeing the country, mostly to neighboring Costa Rica since then president, Danny? Ortega's government declared protests and act of terrorism against the state today marks the one year anniversary of the start of those protests. Tension hangs over Managua and other cities Nicaragua. Amidst renewed calls for protests today, thousands of police officers embody armor and heavily armed pro government, militia members patrol the streets of the capital and other cities earlier this week US national security adviser John Bolton announced new sanctions against Nicaragua. Today, I'm pleased to announce that the United States will also sanction thank Corp the your Teigen slush fund. He also announced sanctions specifically targeting the wife and children of president or tak- Bolton linked recent events in Nicaragua to Venezuela and Cuba as the president said in February the twilight our socialism has arrived in our hemisphere. The troika of tyranny Cuba. Venezuela and Nicaragua is beginning to crumble today's tension takes place against the backdrop of Good Friday normally churches or packed across Nicaragua on this day. But church leaders have been the principal negotiators between protesters and the government the opposition in Nicaragua has rallied around the Catholic church seeing it as their only advocate in their nation. I'm Steve Kastenbaum. Nine till John Stolnis. Where do we begin in sports? We start off this morning in New York where the Brooklyn nets were trying to take a two one series lead over the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers in their first round matchup and seem to get an advantage with the news that Sixers star center Joel Embiid would be out of the lineup with a sore knee. Philly loss game one of the series with 'em bead out of the lineup. However, Ben Simmons made sure there would not be a repeat as three seat in the east scored a career playoff high thirty one points to help the Sixers take two games to one lead in the series to buy. His Harris at twenty nine points. Draining six three pointers and hauled in sixteen rebounds. The ngelo Russell and Kerris Lavertu each scored twenty six points for the nets who host game four on Saturday in other first round playoff action. Derek Whyte had a career high thirty six points in this first two games to one lead after beating the nuggets. One eighteen to one await Kevin Durant scored thirty eight points and the Golden State Warriors took a two to one lead in their NBA first round series by blowing out the clippers one thirty two to one zero five in LA. Steph curry added twenty one points despite foul trouble to help the warriors bounce back after blowing a thirty one point lead in their game. Two loss tonight. Toronto takes on the magic in Orlando with that series tied at a game apiece. Boston travels to Indiana leading two games to none. And Oklahoma City hosts Portland with the trailblazers leading two games to none on the diamond starting pitcher Patrick Corbin earned his first win as a member of the Washington. Nationals pitching into the eighth inning of the nets forty two win over San Francisco. He gave up just two hits. And a walk while striking out.
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"Is try to deal with a new weapons syllabi built by Hezbollah in Lebanon. The latest from the media lines. Charles people say are Iranian proxy has Bella has reportedly completed a new missile factory in Beirut, which could be sheltered from an Israeli attack. Do its location in densely populated area. Prime minister Netanyahu apparently shared the intelligence with US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, the top American diplomat, then travelled to Lebanon, where he conveyed the information along with a warning of the associated dangers Netanyahu previously revealed imagery, depicting what he claimed were numerous facilities in Lebanon to manufacture arms whose ranges span the entirety of Israel and can strike within feet of their intended target. I'm Charles people's air, townhall news Jerusalem. Is an analysis at the media guide dot org and townhall dot com. A survey Chinese manufacturing shows activity improved in March at a possible side government efforts to reverse an economic slowdown might be gaining traction the government statistics bureau in an industry groups, say monthly gauge rose to fifty point five on a one hundred point scale that was up one point three points from February Chinese manufacturing weaken last year as activity slowed and a tariff war with Washington along with weaker global demand, wait on exports. China's government loosened lending controls increased spending to reverse the slowdown but authorities moved gradually to avoid igniting a rising debt corresponded Jeremy house, Nicaragua Friday released another fifty people jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega's government, bringing the number freed since late February about two hundred in a unilateral action separate from border deal. Covering hundreds considered political prisoners. However charges were not dropped against the demonstrators who.
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"Up. That's what the Illinois emergency management agency is all about we're here to partner with local officials county officials. To make sure that we're doing everything that we can't the state's emergency management director says additional flooding in nearby, Wisconsin and Nebraska feeds into Illinois rivers this. She says means a sustained flood fight statewide for NPR news. I'm chase cavenaugh in DeKalb six days after New Zealand's worst terror attack on record the government has banned military style semi automatic guns. NPR's rob Schmitz reports prime minister just send during announced that every semiautomatic weapon used in the Christ Church attack will be banned. This includes all semiautomatic, pistols rifles and shotguns, capable of being used detachable magazines that hold more than five cartridges all high capacity magazines will also be banned the ban goes into effect immediately to prevent a rush to stockpile these weapons New Zealand's government will implement a buyback scheme under which gun owners can fill out online forms to make appointments with the police in the country's defense forced to exchange their guns for money. It's expected the buyback scheme will cost the government up to one hundred and forty million dollars. The government says. It will consider further gun reforms later in the month, including tightening licensing and stricter controls on a range of ammunition. Rob Schmitz NPR news, Christ Church the centers for disease control and prevention finds the number of data involved with the opioid Fenton increased greatly between twenty eleven in two thousand sixteen the numbers rose across all age groups and ethnic groups from member station W B U R, Martha bebinger says minorities. And especially men accounted for the greater number of deaths. Men are more likely to use drugs alone. And when you'll use drugs alone with fennel because it's so powerful your risk of death. Rises greatly women are more likely to see doctors. They're more likely to ask for help. They're more likely to call nine one one and seek treatment, Martha bebinger reporting. The Pentagon is investigating acting defense. Secretary Pat Shanahan on allegations. He improperly promoted his former employer Boeing Shanahan says he welcomes the review. This is NPR. Venezuelan opposition leader, one guy dot says intelligence agents have detained his chief of staff and an opposition lawmaker Guido is in a political struggle with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro peace talks are back on in Nicaragua representatives from the Catholic church and the organization of American states are participating Maria Martin reports President Daniel Ortega's government will release all Nicaraguan political prisoners speaking at Managua press conference Wednesday, the people noon, CEO and away a special on Lewis unhealed Rosada said the Ortega government has agreed to free all political prisoners within ninety days this emphasis stalemate in the negotiations since the crackdown on an anti-government March last weekend resulted in dozens more arrests some prisoners may be freed as early as this week with the international Red Cross overseeing the release now, there's an agreed upon six point agenda for the talks. And an agreement to ask the international community to lift sanctions against got our which had been announced by the US and the EU for NPR news. I'm Marie Martin UK. Prime Minister Theresa may is meeting. French president Emmanuel Macron in Brussels Belgium today ahead of a European Union. Leaders summit may is expected to press her request to delay Brexit the process by which the UK leaves the EU the deadline is next week. She's asked to delay that until June thirtieth European Union leaders want the UK out by the end.
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"Mary Louise Kelley investigators. Find more evidence showing connections between this month's Ethiopian Airlines crash and the lion aircrash last October. More importantly. Stemming situation that's inherited every 737 Beth either in production or an aspiration Germany could face blowback from the US if it hires the Chinese company hallway to provide five g technology and we kick off our series about sex. Why is it so tough to have honest conversations about it? My family is an amazing loving family. But we didn't talk about sex at all I news. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. Zealand Prime Minister just into our Dern says her country remained on high alert as it mourns. The victims of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christ Church. She told members of parliament today that her nation stands United with his grieving Muslim community quiet Friday afternoon. A man stormed into a place of peaceful, worship and took away. The lives of fifty people. The quiet Friday afternoon has become our darkest of days earn says she will refer to the accused gunman as a terrorist and an extremist but never by his given name. She also repeated her vow to change New Zealand's gun malls, noting that the weapons used in last week's attack were legally registered the US House Judiciary committee says it's received some of the documents requested as part of an investigation into President Trump chairman Jerry Nadler says the panel received tens of thousands of pages from some of the Eighty-one individuals and entities who were asked to hand over information by yesterday Nadler calls it encouraging his panel is investigating allegations of obstruction of Justice and abuse of power by Trump and some members of his administration flooding in the nation's mid west is isolated farms and stranded livestock from member station. NET Alison Mullen camp reports that the economic impact could be huge in a year when the country's agricultural. Producers are already strained by tariffs. Many farms in eastern and central Nebraska are still underwater. Steve Wellman is the state's director of agriculture. We're looking at hundreds of millions of dollars of impact to livestock to grain production and probably protein at least one billion dollars that number doesn't account for farm infrastructure like roads and bridges. Amanda delays implanting the impact that has on on production and the cost of getting those areas that are flooded prepared the impact on midwestern farms could last years for NPR news. I'm Alison Mullen camp in Lincoln Nebraska, Federal Reserve against two days of meetings today with chairman Powell and his colleagues, signaling their interest rate intentions, Steve Bucknor has more after raising rates four times last year, the fed projected three more hikes this year, but Powell has since vowed to be patient changing rates. So the fed is unlikely to lift the key federal funds rate from its current range of to. A quarter to two and a half percent. But Wall Street is eager to see officials revised rape projections, given slowing global growth and low inflation some analysts think the federal raise rates wants others. Not at all, Goldman Sachs chief economist John looks very modestly higher rate path our view as probably will still find upwards. But we think the odds are slightly against a two thousand nine hundred nine hike. He adds. It's a close. Call for NPR news. I'm Steve Beck ner. This is NPR news. The Pentagon is given congress a list of military construction projects that could potentially be cut to free up money for a border wall last month. President Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border to let him transfer funds from other budgets after congress refused to give him the money. He requested force promised wall. Congressional Democrats and some Republicans passed a resolution to block the emergency declaration. But Trump then vetoed. It Democrats are now using the military project list to gather votes to try to override the veto Nicaragua's government and opposition leaders accusing each other of undermining efforts to end the country's political crisis. The US government is urging Daniel Ortega's government to end its repression following a crackdown on antigovernment demonstrators over the weekend Maria Martin has more the opposition Civic Alliance says they won't sit down to talks with the government of Nicaragua unprecedent until all political prisoners are released this. Rela group of business student and civil society organizations called on the organization of American states, and the pope's Representative to moderate the national dialogue. That's now. Stalled after dozens were arrested at a March on Saturday many were later released after intervention by the papal nuncio the Ortega government says the March was a quote provocation. Meanwhile, US State Department spokesperson is urging the Nicaraguan government to quote, immediately liberate those arrested arbitrarily and to respect the rights to assemble and free expression for NPR news. I'm Marie Martin. And I'm.
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"The Trump administration called him. Illegitimate nNcholas Maduro cut diplomatic ties. Philip Reeve's brings us the latest this hour. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin after a tense back and forth. With house speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump agrees to postpone the state of the union speech until the government reopens and ahead of the two thousand twenty election. We look at the potential rise of the religious left. It's Thursday January twenty four th there are too many awesome song lyrics to quote here. So we'll just say happy birthday to the legendary Neil diamond who turns seventy eight years old. News is next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump says he will delay his state of the union address until the partial federal government shutdown is over NPR's. John Stemp in reports Trump made the concession after reaching impasse with democratic house. Speaker Nancy Pelosi overnight Trump tweeted, he wouldn't look for some other sites for the speech because quote, there is no venue that can compete with the history tradition and importance of the house chamber. The president added he'll give a quote, great speech in the near future. Pelosi immediately replied to the president just minutes later tweeting that she hoped the near future met Trump would sign off on the latest house Bill to end the partial shutdown passed yesterday the Senate votes on one of two competing bills today. One from the Democrats and one from the Republicans. Neither is expected to pass John Johnston. NPR news, Washington. This is day thirty four of the government shutdown now TSA officials are growing worry that more airport security officers won't be. Able to come to work because of financial difficulties. NPR's David Schaper reports the TSA is looking to move officers around airports that have the longest security checkpoint lines after ten percent of airport security officers nationwide called out is unable to report to work Sunday. The TSA put out a call for volunteers to leave their home airports in order to fill in at other airports. That are short staffed the absentee rate has fallen a bit the last few days, but TSA officials worry it could climb. Again. If employees miss a second paycheck at the end of this week NPR's, David Schaper business leaders in Nicaragua have been denied a permit to protest peacefully by Nicaraguan. Police Maria Martin reports the national police are part of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government. Nico was national police have denied the private enterprise association. Percep- a permit for a peaceful March and rally planned for today. In a written statement, the police said they're trying to maintain. Piece in order for Nick at one family's virtually all gatherings without official permits have been legal since last July in other developments, the independent radio station. But I do that got our second city Laon has been destroyed for the second time this year while a diplomatic mission. From the European Union has arrived, and we'll be meeting with both government an opposition groups for NPR news. I'm Marie Martin. The embattled president of Venezuela nNcholas Maduro says he's given US diplomats twenty four hours to get out of his country. This comes after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan quavo as Venezuela's. Interim president the US State Department says it doesn't recognize Madore is a thorny many more. President Trump says he will use the full weight of US economic and diplomatic power to push for the return of democracy in Venezuela. Meanwhile, Guido has taken the oath of office and says he will soon call general elections. This is NPR. Police in south central Florida have arrested a suspect in connection with yesterday's shooting deaths of five people at a Bank officials in see bring Florida's say the twenty one year old suspect is a former prison guard trainee he was captured yesterday after a swat team stormed the Bank and found the victims two men accused of tossing a pipe bomb into a Minnesota. Mosque are doing a federal courtroom today in Saint Paul Matt's. Epic of Minnesota public radio reports they're expected to change their not guilty pleas. Authorities say twenty three year old Joe Morris broke a window on the Darrell rookie Islamic center in Bloomington. Minnesota before twenty nine year old Michael mcquarry through an improvised explosive device inside the early morning blast in August of two thousand seventeen caused extensive damage. But no one was heard Morrison mcwhirter water who are both from Clarence Illinois, each pleaded not guilty to hate crime and explosives charges, but they're expected to change those please also indicted is forty seven year old, Michael Harry. The alleged leader of an anti-government militia, Harry remains jailed in Illinois, and is scheduled to be tried on related charges there in July for NPR news. I'm Matt setback in Minneapolis officials in the town of Islam Berg, New York or calling for the prosecutions of three men and a teenager accused of planning to attack the upstate town. The plot was foiled. The town residents have been harassed by allegations on white supremacist sites that it is a terrorist training camp. Another man was convicted for plotting to attack. Islam Berg in two thousand fifteen I'm korva Coleman. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from visiting angels, professional caregivers assisting adults at home in bathing, dressing, meals, and light housework nationwide. Visiting angels, America's choice in senior home care. Learn more at one eight hundred three six five four one eight nine. This is morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition for decades. Republicans have view religious voters as key constituents, but some faith leaders see new opportunities to rally this group is support of progressive causes. Jesus talked about reaching out to the poor reaching out to the marginalized reaching out to the oppressed. Reviving the religious left last coming up on morning edition on KCRW.
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"NPR's David Schaper reports that he say is looking to move officers around airports that have the longest security checkpoint lines after ten percent of airport security officers nationwide called out is unable to report to work Sunday. The TSA put out a call for volunteers to leave their home airports in order to fill in at other airports. That are short staffed the absentee rate has fallen a bit the last few days, but TSA officials worry it could climb. Again. If employees miss a second paycheck at the end of this week NPR's, David Schaper business leaders in Nicaragua have been denied a permit to protest peacefully by Nicaraguan. Police Maria Martin reports the national police are part of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government. Nico was national police have denied the private enterprise association. Percep- a permit for a peaceful March and rally planned for today. In a written statement, the police said they're trying to maintain. Pain peace in order, one families virtually all gatherings without official permits have been illegal since last July in other developments, the independent radio station, rather that got our second city Leon has been destroyed for the second time this year while a diplomatic mission. From the European Union has arrived, and we'll be meeting with both government and opposition groups for NPR news. I'm Marie I'm Martin the embattled president of Venezuela nNcholas Maduro says he's given US diplomats twenty four hours to get out of his country. This comes after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader, Juan Koito as Venezuela's. Interim president the US State Department says he doesn't recognize Madore thority anymore. President Trump says he will use the full weight of US economic and diplomatic power to push for the return of democracy in Venezuela. Meanwhile, Guido has taken the oath of office and says he will soon call general elections. This is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning..
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"From NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump says he will delay his state of the union address until the partial federal government shutdown is over NPR's John in reports from made the concession after reaching impasse with democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi overnight Trump tweeted, he wouldn't look for some other site for the speech because quote, there is no venue that can compete with the history tradition and importance of the house chamber. The president added he'll give a quote, great speech in the near future. Pelosi immediately replied to the president just minutes later tweeting that she hoped the near future met Trump would sign off on the latest house Bill to end the partial shutdown passed yesterday the Senate votes on one of two competing bills today. One from the Democrats and one from the Republicans. Neither is expected to pass John Johnston. NPR news, Washington. This is day thirty four of the government shutdown now TSA officials are growing worry that more airport security officers won't. Be able to come to work because of financial difficulties. NPR's David Schaper reports the TSA is looking to move officers around airports that have the longest security checkpoint mines after ten percent of airport security officers nationwide called out is unable to report to work Sunday. The TSA put out a call for volunteers to leave their home airports in order to fill in other airports that are short staffed the absentee rate has fallen a bit the last few days, but TSA officials worry it could climb. Again. If employee's miss a second paycheck at the end of this week NPR's, David Schaper business leaders, Nicaragua have been denied a permit to protest peacefully by Nicaraguan. Police Maria Martin reports the national police are part of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government nica was national police have denied the private enterprise association. Recep a permit for a peaceful March and rally planned for today. In a written statement to the police set they're trying to maintain peace and order for Nick at one family's virtually all gatherings without official permits. Have been illegal since last July in other developments, the independent radio station that I do that y'all got our second city Leon has been destroyed for the second time this year while a diplomatic mission. From the European Union has arrived, and we'll be meeting with both government and opposition groups for NPR news. I'm Marie Martin. The embattled president of Venezuela nNcholas Maduro says he's given US diplomats twenty four hours to get out of his country. This comes after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader, Juan Koito as Venezuela's. Interim president the US State Department says it doesn't recognize Medeiros authority many more President Trump says he will use the full weight of US economic and diplomatic power to push for the return of democracy. In venezuela. Meanwhile, why don't has taken the oath of office and says he will soon call general elections. This is NPR. Police in south central Florida have arrested a suspect in connection with yesterday's shooting deaths of five people at a Bank officials in c-. Bring Florida's say the twenty one year old suspect is a former prison guard trainee he was captured yesterday after a swat team stormed the Bank and found the victims two men accused of tossing a pipe bomb into a Minnesota. Mosque are doing a federal courtroom today in Saint Paul Matt Sepik of Minnesota public radio reports they're expected to change their not guilty pleas. Authorities say twenty three year old Joe Morris broke a window on the Darrell rookie Islamic center in Bloomington. Minnesota before twenty nine year old Michael MC water through an improvised explosive device inside the early morning blast in August of two thousand seventeen caused extensive damage. But no one was heard Morrison mcwhirter who are both from Clarence Illinois, each pleaded not guilty to hate crime and explosives charges, but they're expected to change those please also indicted is forty seven year old, Michael Harry. The alleged leader of an anti-government militia hairy remains jailed in Illinois, and is scheduled to be tried unrelated charges there in July for NPR news. I'm Matt Sepik in Minneapolis officials in the town of Islam Berg, New York or calling for the prosecutions of three men and a teenager accused of planning to attack the upstate town. The plot was foiled by town residents have been harassed by allegations on white supremacist sites that it is a terrorist training camp. Another man was convicted for plotting to attack. Islam Berg in two thousand fifteen I'm korva Coleman. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from visiting angels, professional caregivers assisting adults at home in bathing, dressing, meals, and light housework nationwide. Visiting angels, America's choice in senior home care. Learn more at one eight hundred three six five four one eight nine. On the NPR.
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"Running one is since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine has been renewed every year because presidents find the powers that they have under them necessary. And it's easier to just keep renewing the emergencies and to get congress to pass legislation that one in seventy nine that was under Jimmy Carter blocking Iranian government property. That's correct. Yeah. And there are a number of other national emergencies that seem kind of are keen in their detail like blocking property of certain persons who have interest in Somalia, Burundi or Libya. Who's paying attention to these? Well, we we would we would argue not enough people. I think one benefit of the president's threat to us national emergency powers to build his wall is that this is brought to the attention of many more people the potential for abuse that these powers represents I've read that there are some experts saying that if he does declare national emergency to pay for this wall. There's a possibility that it could be appealed or taken to court as that ever happened with other declarations of national emergencies that there's been an appeal there. There have been other arguments regarding national emergency powers because the national emergencies act under its language actually requires congress to meet every six months to consider whether the emergency should be rescinded or not. And they have never done that. And there was a challenge at one point by someone who is affected by one of these national emergency powers to say, that's the power was no longer legitimate. Because the congress has never met under these provisions and the court. This was the first circuit court of appeals. Essentially said that it was not mandatory that congress meet if they want to meet they can. And in fact, they never have. And I think it's clear that there would be litigating. That would be brought if the president were to declare a national emergency to try and build his wall. We're about to meet a journalist on the show, Andrew he's from Nicaragua and fearing for his safety as an exile right now, I mentioned this because just about two months ago. Another national emergency was declared involving Nicaragua. How have you come to understand this declaration declared by Trump under a provision called the international economic emerges emergency economic Powers Act, which the president is required to declare a national emergency. Users powers intact. Those powers under. What is known as EPA is the most frequent use of towers, and they're used to target individuals around the world that are involved in human rights, abuses, etc. And many of them are ones that as an individual. I can say I get behind. The problem arises when emergency powers are used to. Distort the way that government is supposed to operate, and they are used to try and circumvent or potential use to try and circumvent congress Andrew Boyle with the Brennan centers liberty and national security program at New York University. Thank you very much. Thank you for having me for a full list of declared emergencies since the Carter administration, including the thirty one active ones. Just go to the world dot ORG as we just heard President Trump declared an emergency regarding Nicaragua. The US has been very critical of President Daniel Ortega's government and his ongoing crackdown on dissent. One of the government's targets. The independent news media reported Maria. Buckle up below has a story of one outspoken journalist from Nicaragua who has targeted for arrest. Hymie Arianna has been living out of a suitcase for the last month. He's a heavy set man who suffers from migraines in high blood pressure. He came to Miami with the sun to get medical treatment. But then police store. His workplace in Managua, the TV news station. One hundred percent, not CBS. They ordered a Gotcha for myself and all the journalists the shuttle, they got you're the owner of the mill it'd be getting motor the chief of staff or the is Lucy yuppie there, which they are jailed wait up, according to Arianna and media reports the journalist were accused of inciting hate and violence. Arianna says he refuses to be intimidated, the only gravity that will let people know eighty got our. The reality that the people were suffering in the hands of the dictatorship or tiger, which are killing people. Ortega was a leader of Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution. For decades ago, he returned to power in two thousand seven and has been president ever since in that time. He's also appointed his wife as vice president and his party scrap term limits on the presidency..
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"They've needed to file in secret as Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega continues to crack down on his opposition newspapers. Other media outlets have exposed brutality by government and paramilitary forces. But media offices have been raided by the police. Journalists have been beaten and arrested and otherwise threatened. There's a similar story out of Nigeria military personnel showed up this week at the headquarters and other offices of the daily trust, which is one of Nigeria's largest newspapers, according to CNN to journalists were detained because the army said they published a story that put soldiers lives in danger and shared classified information. Now, David we've kind of gone through this and the US in terms of prior restraint of newspapers. It was one of the things that came up with the Pentagon papers. But talk about this case in in Nigeria and what the political environment's like right now over there. We're heading into a presidential election in Nigeria Bahari, the current president ran on a security platform. And so what you have is a newspaper reporting on the security situation, not going, particularly well in this case, it was an offensive against Boko haram who had taken certain areas in in Nigeria. And so I think we should be pretty skeptical of the idea that this is this has only to do with military secrets given the the political environment. As you mentioned can we back up to Nicaragua? Joyce, you had mentioned them, can you give us a sense of what role the press has been playing there, particularly if they've been pushing harder on Ortega's government, and that's prompted more oppression. Like, how's that plan? Right now, they are trying to push as you mentioned, they they're working and secret trying to uncover some corruption and other stories, but it's it's so I don't think it's an. Easy task especially for us. Journalists sitting in Washington to to be in their shoes to work under Ortega who has been consistent and has assault on freedom affects oppression. I think it's remains to be seen how this plays out. But it's it's not pretty one more story out of Africa. We should note Congo has finally announced the results from its election which had taken place on December thirtieth the winner. Took a number of people by surprise Felix Chesa Katie was declared the winner on Thursday. He's the opposition leader as we said that took some people by surprise. But David what was it about that that surprised people? So the backdrop to this election is that Joseph could be has been in power for eighteen years in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He's clung onto power after his term should have ended. Finally, we had delayed elections. And he and his preferred successor was up against two opposition candidates, one of whom Martin. Blue was expected to be the stronger of the two opposition candidates. Ultimately when the results were announced the other opposition candidate was declared the winner leading to speculation that could be may have cut a deal. Basically, don't investigate me. Let me keep what's mine out step aside. You can be president. Now. I I don't have that firsthand, obviously, that's just a rumblings. But, but there's no reason to be particularly credulous when it comes to election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo internet was cut off after elections because of rumblings about what the results were going to be. So this is an area where there's not a lot of trust. But I did hear from one expert that say people might be so excited to see Kabila go that they won't react negatively at the idea that these elections may not have been a credible. Although there had been some hopes David that this would be a historically democratic transfer of power for Congo. Congo has never had a democratic or peaceful transfer of power in its history. And so. This is a landmark that could be stepping aside. And yet, there's plenty of reason to think that he's not stepping aside in in a democratic format that would stand up to European standards before we get to our last story, if we could back up to secretary of state, Mike Pompeo for a moment and the Middle East trip that he's on kidding. We give us a sense of kind of where this goes from here..
"ortega government" Discussed on PRI's The World
"ORG as we just heard President Trump declared emergency regarding Nicaragua. The US has been very critical of President Daniel Ortega's government and is ongoing crackdown on dissent. One of the government's targets. The independent news media reported Maria. Buckle up below has a story of one outspoken journalist from Nicaragua who was targeted for arrest. Hymie oria new has been living out of a suitcase for the last month. He's a heavy set man who suffers from migraines in high blood pressure. He came to Miami with the sun to get medical treatment. But. Then police stormed his workplace in Managua, the TV news station. One hundred percent, not CBS. They order. Gotcha. For myself and all the journalists the shuttle, and they cut you're the owner of the channel it'd be good motor and the chief of staff of the yodel is Lucian day while which they are jail right out, according to Arianna and media reports the journalist were accused of inciting hate and violence. Oriana says he refuses to be intimidated, the only grandma that we could be that. We let the people know eighty got our and outside. The reality that the people were suffering in the hands of the dictatorship Ortega, which are killing people or tak- was a leader of Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution. For decades ago, he returned to power in two thousand and seven and has been president ever since in that time. He's also appointed his wife as vice president and his party scrap term limits on the presidency. Blessed. April hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets demanding an end to Ortega's regime. Their protests were met with brutal force human rights groups say at least three hundred protesters have been killed with more in jail or missing last month. The US impose sanctions on Nicaraguan officials for violent repression of protestors despite the crackdown. Protests continue there's a hundred people a thousand people they joke guy. The woman the rural people these Broadway sector, they got all the Djelic the altogether fighting. I guess you are Janos says he's been a vocal critic since Ortega return to power Zoll. I started the house name is done in house in the corruption. I started to motivate people thought to settle it wicked demand. Jane, his political program. Featured a variety of guests from economists politicians the weekly TV show had more than a million viewers Ortega has blamed non state run media for full minting, civil unrest. But one hundred percent, not ceus didn't budge. They kept broadcasting, including Arianna show warmest, IRA going after all of military outside the TV station military people outside our house. They follow us. They detainers for like an hour for now are Yano is on a ninety day visitor's visa to the US. He says he's gonna stick around in Miami for a while longer. I will think I'm going back right now because they had told me what what the airport going right to jail like a server more outside that jail right now. Yes. Away from Miami Arianna continues to criticize Danielle Ortega on YouTube and on live Facebook feats that draw thousands of yours juggled. We'll never see Wiki Pacifica. We are fighting for the revolution. He says we are winning the world and Latin American countries are clearly condemning president Ortega for the massacre and oppression of Nicaraguans. The movie. He must have been our Yana says, even an exile. He will not be quieted for the world..
UN: Ortega's Nicaraguan govt behind widespread repression
"Dallas silence in Nicaragua subsided in recent weeks after police and pro government paramilitary groups attacked protesters and, several cities but people living in the country are now living. In fear the United Nations has now condemned the actions of Daniel Ortega's government in a new report on. The crisis over three hundred people have been, killed since Anti-government. Protests began in April most were protesters but some Nicaraguan police officers were killed as well hundreds. More people were detained. And tortured, by members, of pro government militias now the u. n. High Commissioner for human. Rights is, pointing, the finger of blame at President Daniel Ortega and his government a report from the UN office says Ortega has, instituted a, comprehensive effort of repression the UNHCR HR called on the Nicaraguan government to stop persecuting protesters immediately and to disarm, armed civilians who've repeatedly attacked
Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic area from protesters
"Eight with Joshua Johnson begins Wednesday night at eleven o'clock overnight, weather conditions for the bay area mostly cloudy with patchy. Fog at least closer to the coast. But. Look for clear skies further inland. Overnight lows in the fifties Wednesday mostly cloudy? In the morning with patchy fog then sunny through the. Day daytime highs on Wednesday for the bay area in, the seventy s to the mid eighty s the time is twelve fifty. From NPR news this is all things considered I'm Ari Shapiro Nelson Chang in Nicaragua nearly three hundred people, have been killed in violent clashes between protesters and forces loyal, to President Daniel Ortega it's gotten so bad that a few days ago pro government forces attacked a Catholic church. Student protesters had been using it as a shelter the Washington Post Josh. Partner was inside the. Church interviewing the students here's how he describes the scene, when I was there there were three seriously Wounded people inside the church and the police were blocking ambulances from getting in so for several hours these people were lying on the. Floor bleeding and pain one. One woman a medical student had been shot through the leg had broken her femur and she was just lying on the ground inside. The house. And no one could get get help to her, police knew how badly injured some people. Were inside the church and were deliberately blocking access. To medical assistance, right and the priest at the, time was on. His cell phone doing a live radio broadcast appealing for. Help describing the situation Seek permanent was talking to the government there's all these negotiations going on with the sole intent of trying to get the ambulances into the church to let the wounded be. Taken out just to take a step back I mean these protests, have been going on since April can you. Just remind us how did this all begin a so, this is frustration and anger in this country that's in building for many years. President Ortega's in his, fourth term as president over that time he has undermined. Democratic institutions and, a lot of ways the spark that set off the protests in April, was a change to the social security system that made people, pay more and receive less retirement and the revision does of elderly people protesting this and then getting beaten by police and those were seen around the country. And. People guy extremely upset and there were large marches in the, streets and when police then fired on those protests in there There's further crackdown in violence that really nothing's off you mentioned that the State Department's have been communicating with Ortega's government what have those communications been like what is the. US government, saying the US government has been calling on. The Nicaraguan government to stop using violence against protesters they have? Issued sanctions against Nicaraguan officials they have essentially said. That the use of force against against these protesters is unacceptable and that they're calling for a, democratic peaceful solution to the problem but is any of that pressure making a difference on the ground so far it hasn't it hasn't made a huge difference the president Ortega has refused to consider early elections the dialogue process between the church the protests and the business community has essentially. Been put on hold as the situation continues to passively escalate I'm, just wondering where people are seeking refuge I. Mean most of the migrants coming to the US mex- Geico border happened from Mexico El Salvador Guatemala Honduras but not from Nicaragua do you give them a. Sense that Nicaraguans are fleeing are they about. To flee, are they fleeing elsewhere besides the US what's happening Yes there are reports. That the Nicaraguans are fleeing in large numbers primarily to Costa Rica the stories that have come out so far and yeah it's possible that the, numbers of Nicaraguans traveling to the US could increase as well that hasn't been like you said. That they traditionally haven't been coming in. Large numbers or at. Least compared to the numbers. Of the, neighboring countries, but it's possible those. Numbers could increase Josh part low is a reporter for? The Washington Post thank you? Very much for joining us thank you very much The news overload we all feel can extend to the world of science our friend from the world of astrophysics Adam Frank has offered to provide some tools to help make us all, savvy consumers of science..
Congress still has questions about Trump's meeting with Putin
"Russian interference and the two thousand sixteen election, despite his remarks to the contrary at a joint press event with Vladimir Putin as NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports the president offered some clarification in a meeting with key members of congress. Yesterday sitting down with members of congress, some of whom were dismayed by Trump's comments in press conference with Putin Trump explains that. He simply misspoke about Russian interference in US. Elections should have been. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't pay Russia. Sort of a double negative he also says his. Administration will repel any further efforts by, Russia to interfere a State Department official echoes that saying that Trump administration will continue to. Take a quote direct approach to confront Russia. If Moscow threatens US. Interests and allies Michelle Kellerman NPR news the State Department For the second nine in a row anti-trump protesters gathered outside the White House the hundreds of activists were joined by attorney Michael Abernathy disagree on the issues we. May disagree on a lot of issues. But this, is the, time for Tuesday This, is the time that. You choose between this president and your country, and your love for the United States Is the, attorney representing stormy Daniels the porn star who alleged she. Had an affair with President Trump in two thousand six a, House Republican has won her runoff election in Alabama after battling questions about, our loyalty Trump in light of criticism she leveled, against the president and when he was running for office congresswoman Martha Roby defeated a former democratic congressman turned Republican a major, focus of the. NWC CPI national convention in San Antonio this week is getting out the vote for the midterms Texas. Public radio's, Camille Phillips asked young convention voters if they believe their. Friends will go to the polls in, November in general young adults are less likely, to vote than older, adults but, in two thousand. Sixteen the, voter turnout rate increased among millennials and gen Xers except for black millennials eastern Michigan university student. Candice Crutcher says sometimes. People don't vote because they think politics is boring without realizing everything you do is political the water you drink The air you brave the food you eat everything's political and you. Should vote, because who's making those decisions affects you other young and, w. c. p. convention goers say the, gold needs to move beyond registering voters instead, they say the push, should be, educating young adults. In especially, black millennials on why their vote matters for NPR news I'm Camille Phillips in San Antonio you're. Listening to NPR news After a year. Of leadership changes in Seattle City officials have named a new police chief, from member station k. o., w. page Browning has the story Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan searched, nationwide for a police chief in. The end she selected interim chief Carmen best she'll eat a department that like several US cities has undergone reforms over excessive. Use of force best help direct Seattle's reforms there has been a decrease and uses a force overall including a sixty percent, reduction in the most serious uses a force but we know that the work is not done the Seattle city. Council still needs to confirm the new chief, several Seattle department heads are new this year as is mayor Durkan Durkan was elected after a. Scandal involving the previous mayor, for NPR news I'm paid Browning in Seattle police and paramilitary groups have retaken a. Community at the. Center of opposition to President Daniel Ortega's government the forces began removing road Blocks in the. Western city of messiahs sixteen miles southeast of the capital vice president Rosario Marinho who SMARI to Ortega says it's necessary to, quote clean the area of a few people she describes as terrorists the anti-government protests began in mid April initially. As a protest against cuts to social programs, so take us says they were part of an attempted coup or take as a former Marxist. Guerrilla leader who has held, office since two thousand seven and also ruled the country from nineteen seventy nine to. Nineteen ninety this..
Violence continues in Nicaragua, Opposition demand Presidential election
"Name under the deal greece's neighbor will be known as north macedonia guy gilani reports the two prime ministers will meet at lake presper on the border between their countries the scientists symbolic struggling both the greek province called macedonia and the former yugoslav republic which is contentiously shared its name for the past three decades they'll put pen to paper on the greek side before heading for an early lunch and what they've agreed to call north macedonia they may receive a hot reception from protesters' police athens used tear gas to disperse thousands of people who gathered at the parliament building on saturday they were chanting traitors as the government fended off a noconfidence motion brought in reaction to the name agreement at least eight people have been killed in nicaragua day after the government and opposition agreed to cease fire to end weeks of unrest in the deadliest incident six members of one family were killed in an arson attack on their home a second day of talks mediated by nicaragua's roman catholic church has taken place will grant reports this crisis is now in its third month and the involvement of the clergy nicaragua was supposed to be seen as a calming influence on the ortega government and the antigovernment protestors however the efforts to end the violence now appear in disarray and there are still important questions at stake not least the demands from the opposition for new presidential elections as soon as possible president daniel ortega has said he has no intention of standing down before his term ends in twenty twenty one afghan government has urged the taliban to follow its lead and extend a ceasefire between their forces in a televised address president ashraf ghani said there was no justification for continued fighting a truce coinciding with edo fitter has been observed in much of afghanistan well jeez from the bbc the driver of a moscow taxi who injured seven people when he's called swerved into pedestrians says he fled the scene because he feared he might be killed by an angry crowd russian police have released video of some questioning the man he says he intended to break but mistakenly hits the accelerator because of tiredness after working at.