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"ryan lucas" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

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04:46 min | 2 months ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Up he says and if it's not then we keep on living Ryan Lucas and PR news Ukraine Yo we're listening to all things considered from NPR news Our time now four 44 and you're listening to the program on member funded 90.1 W ABE I'm Jim burris While there are still some runoff races for voters to decide later this month George the Democrats hope they can continue some of the gains they saw in the 2020 and 21 elections In our weekly podcast Georgia votes 2022 susannah cappa ludo Sam greenglass and Raoul bally talk about what that would take Georgia Democrats recently opened a joint campaign office in the Atlanta suburbs I'm so very proud to be here today as we open our first office and get ready to knock doors Are y'all ready Senator Raphael Warnock was there to cut the ribbon and so was Stacey Abrams who's running for governor We know that we can win this election because we know who we are and we know what we believe And it might also help that we've done it before and we're going to do it again Democrats there sounding like they're running as a team something like a loosely coordinated ticket That strategy helped catapult Warnock and Jon ossoff into the U.S. Senate last year Georgia congresswoman nikema Williams says now the party needs to prove that wasn't just a one off Georgia Democrats shocked the nation in 2020 and 2021 What we did together was nothing short of his story And let me tell y'all the eyes of the nation are fixed on Georgia It's the we can do it again So after weeks of Republicans taking up all the political oxygen in the many contested primary races we're starting today's episode with Democrats They've opened up that joined office and started their track towards November knowing the stakes are high in lots of national attention is on the party Is running as a team at good strategy this year What do you think Well on one hand you've got two very different races One is for federal office in Washington The other is to lead the state government here in Atlanta And so sure there's lots of overlap in platform points that matter to both of these offices You know I'm thinking policy about guns abortion healthcare Those are made both in Washington and Congress and also in Atlanta and the state House The policy levers the political dynamics sure those might be different but there are broad themes that both candidates can easily talk about no matter the office that they're running for Now one thing that might hinder a joint ticket is the national political forces that are happening right now It is just not a great climate for Democrats given high inflation It might be easier for Republicans to say ty Warnock to Biden Both in Washington Whereas Abrams can kind of try and focus on local issues in Georgia if she wants to and distance herself from the Biden administration One thing I've noticed in the ads that we're seeing so far from Republicans you know we hear lots of talk about Abrams as this radical liberal taking away Georgia's soul There's less of that when it comes to Warnock at least this cycle You hear them talk about him as a nice guy just maybe not the right senator for Georgia So maybe there's reason at some point for these two candidates to make some space and define themselves individually As for what happens with Trump voters I think very clearly the influence of Trump is diminished in Georgia You know that number was that number 20 or 30% if possibly still is but what percentage of voters are Republicans trying to bring back in the tent The Republican operatives that I talked to say that's in the single digits The absolute hardcore Trump supporters who may not support governor Kemp That hurts Democrats because that's a smaller number for Republicans to have to go after I mean it was clear in 2020 and 2021 that the anti Trump vote was a big factor in Democrats making gains The question now is with him having less influence this year that could hurt Democrats because they don't have the anti Trump voter Well but you're still going to see the commercials though You're going to still see the commercials linking Donald Trump to any number of Republican.

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

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01:56 min | 2 months ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Payment in rubles Moscow has demanded clients from what it deems unfriendly countries which includes EU member states pay for any gas that comes from Russia in Russian currency It's a way to sidestep financial sanctions against Russia's Central Bank over Moscow's war in Ukraine Russia had previously cut off gas supplies to Poland Bulgaria and Finland The Netherlands relies on Russia for around 15% of its gas lower than the EU average of 40% Rob schmitz and Pyrenees Berlin Russia's military is slowly gaining ground in its offensive in eastern Ukraine and pierce Ryan Lucas reports that includes its assault on the key city of severo Donetsk In the Luhansk region still in Ukrainian hands But Ukraine's grip on the city appears to be slipping After weeks of shelling and rocket fire Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have now entered the city and that there is fighting in the streets If Russia were to take several Donetsk it would give the Kremlin in essence full control of the Luhansk region one of Moscow's objectives Luhansk along with the region of Donetsk make up the bigger area known as the Donbass and it is in the Donbass that the heaviest fighting of Ukraine's war with Russia is now taking place Ryan Lucas NPR news the Donbass in eastern Ukraine Wall Street lower by the closing bell the Dow down 222 points that's down 6 tenths of a percent ending at 32,990 the NASDAQ down 49 points at 12,081 S&P 500 down 26 points at 41 32 You're listening to NPR news from WAB news in Atlanta I'm Emile moff at its four 32 Coastal Georgia's islands beaches and marshes are ideal habitat for all sorts of migrating birds and that means they're also pretty good for monitoring those birds Emily Jones went along with some scientists tracking whimbrels on a recent very windy evening.

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

01:37 min | 5 months ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Colleagues Lauren freyr and Ryan Lucas drove into Ukraine from Poland today and sent us this dispatch from villages in the western part of the country Is this another checkpoint Yeah oh The Ukrainian flag there's sandbags And they've got some traffic backed up checking cars once in trunk stuff like that They've firewood piled up at the checkpoint It looks like they're going to be here on all night so they've got a fire going to stay warm This was one of more than a half dozen checkpoints on a roughly 75 mile drive across western Ukraine On the roads armed men checking documents and peering into the trunks of cars Inside villages and towns though stores are decently stocked gas stations generally have fuel and people are out shopping But the war hangs over everything We meet a 60 year old woman with a kerchief tied on her head pushing a bicycle Her name is Nadia She doesn't want to give her surname because even though she's in what's considered to be the safest part of Ukraine right now she's scared She describes how a Ukrainian military base right across the street from where we are was hit on the first day of the war It was a really rare Russian strike so far west Nadia was with her grandchildren They heard the explosions He says both her daughter and son are in the military Both are serving now fighting We've been talking to Nadia for only a minute or two when a man with the territorial defense force pulls up in a van He wants to know who we are and ask to see our press.

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Noel King, and I'm Rachel Martin. When Merrick Garland was announced as Joe Bidens pick for attorney general, he vowed to operate free of political influence. That has been sticking out legal positions that Democrats and the Biden administration's political allies sometimes don't like NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas reports at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill with Attorney General Merrick Garland. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy opened his round of questioning with this observation attorney general In the past few weeks, Your department has endorsed some highly Controversial positions taken by the former president's Justice Department, Leahy pointed to two cases in particular. The first is the department's effort to block the release of an internal memo cited by former Attorney General Bill Barr and deciding that President Trump did not obstruct justice in the Russia investigation. The second is the department's decision to continue a controversial legal effort to intervene on Trump's behalf in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the writer E. Jean Carroll, who says he sexually assaulted her in the 19 nineties. Channeling the thoughts of many Democrats and progressives lay he wanted to hear from Garland. What gives Garland defended the department's decisions. That job of the Justice Department in making decisions of law is not to back any administration previous or present. Our job is to represent the American people. That means Garland said that the same rules apply to Republicans and Democrats alike. Something, he said. That isn't always easy to do. Sometimes it means that we have to make a decision about the law that we would never have made and that we strongly disagree with as a matter of policy, a prime example of that maybe the defamation lawsuit brought against Trump by E. Jean Carroll. With bar in charge. The Justice Department stepped in last year to try to replace Trump as the defendant in Carol's lawsuit, a move that if successful, would effectively end the case. The legal argument revolves around whether Trump as president is an employee of the federal government. And whether he was acting within the scope of his job when he denied Carol's allegations, a District court judge in New York ruled against the department last year. This month, the Justice Department now under Garland forged ahead with its effort to defend Trump. Kim Whaley is a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and a former federal prosecutor. She says Garland perhaps would not have intervened in the case. But the fact is that Bill Barr did intervene. And produced a vision from a lower court that arguably hamstrings the presidency in ways that perhaps Attorney General Garland decided the Justice Department needs to manage on appeal. Whaley says. There are institutional interests that Garland has to take into account when making calls in these sorts of cases. It's actually a good thing that we're not seeing knee jerk reflexive political postures. State one would expect out of a Democratic president Stuart Gerson, led the department civil division during the George H. W. Bush administration. He says there are institutional interests that apply in the decision to fight the release of the obstruction memo, as well with regard to the disclosure of documents and the like of that those are positions that are taken by any administration, and he says that after the turmoil of the trump years Ireland also needs to restore the morale and confidence and the department's career staff. He is attending to that by proceeding in a business like way and standing behind institutional positions of the department, things that are argued from administration to administration irrespective of party. At his Senate hearing, Garland said that the department under the Biden administration has reversed several policies from the Trump era. Among the.

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DOJ Has Charged Nearly 500 With COVID-Related Fraud In The Past Year

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00:56 sec | 1 year ago

DOJ Has Charged Nearly 500 With COVID-Related Fraud In The Past Year

"People so far with fraud and other schemes tied to the Corona virus. Pandemic is NPR's Ryan Lucas explains. The department is made fighting such crimes a priority. Over the past year, The covert 19 pandemic has created a rich environment for fraudsters. One particularly enticing target has been the hundreds of billions of dollars to government doled out as part of the cares Act passed a year ago this week. The Justice Department says that over the past year it has charged 474 people with fraud and other crimes connected to the pandemic. That includes attempts to defraud the paycheck protection program, as well as other loan programs and unemployment benefits that were created by the cares act. The government says the amount of money fraudsters tried to steal in the cases charged so far. Around $570 million. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the department remains committed to protecting the public from those who would use the health crisis to illegally enrich themselves. Brian Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington A coalition

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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Heightened Domestic Extremism Threat

All Things Considered

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Heightened Domestic Extremism Threat

"The office of the director of National Intelligence says domestic violent extremists pose a growing threat in 2021. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more the new unclassified assessment from U. S intelligence agencies. The one page executive summary from the intelligence community provides a 30,000 ft view of the threat of domestic extremism. Report says that individual domestic violent extremists or small cells of them are more likely to conduct attacks than extremist organizations. The intelligence community also says that racist or militia, violent extremists pose the most lethal homegrown threat. Report concludes that recent socio political developments like the attack on the U. S Capitol, and the cove in 19 pandemic will almost certainly prompt some extremists to take up violence. White Supremacist, meanwhile, are the homegrown extremists with the most persistent and concerning overseas

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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Heightened Domestic Extremism Threat

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00:50 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Heightened Domestic Extremism Threat

"News. I'm Shea Stevens, the office of the director of National Intelligence, says domestic violent extremists are posing a greater threat. In the United States. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more on the newly unclassified assessment from intelligence agencies. The one page executive summary from the intelligence community provides a 30,000 ft view of the threat of domestic extremism. Report says that individual domestic violent extremists or small cells of them are more likely to conduct attacks than extremist organizations. The intelligence community also says that racist or militia, violent extremists pose the most lethal homegrown threat. Report concludes that recent socio political developments like the attack on the U. S Capitol, and the cove in 19 pandemic will almost certainly prompt some extremists to take up violence. White Supremacist, meanwhile, are the homegrown extremists with the most

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9 Oath Keepers indicted for conspiracy in Washington DC Capitol riot

All Things Considered

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

9 Oath Keepers indicted for conspiracy in Washington DC Capitol riot

"News. I'm Jack Spear. The Justice Department says six more people affiliated with the right wing Oath Keepers paramilitary group have been indicted in connection with Capitol insurrection. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports They joined three members of the group already facing federal charges. The six new defendants, who come from Florida, North Carolina and Ohio are all in federal custody. They and the three previously indicted oath keepers face a range of charges, the most serious of which is conspiracy. Prosecutors say that several of the defendant's dressed in paramilitary gear and participated in a military style stack formation. Push up the Capitol steps and storm the building on January 6th. Indictment alleges that some of the defendants coordinated ahead of the event discussing what to bring their travel plans and where to stay in the Washington area. Prosecutors have brought some 200

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Dem’s lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot in Washington, DC

All Things Considered

00:59 sec | 1 year ago

Dem’s lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot in Washington, DC

"A Democratic congressman from Mississippi has filed a civil lawsuit accusing former President Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani off conspiracy to incite the January 6th. The riot at the U. S. Capitol. As NPR's Ryan Lucas reports too far right groups, the proud boys and the oath keepers are also named as defendants in the suit. Congressman Bennie Thompson is suing Trump in the others for allegedly conspiring to incite the capital Riot. Disrupt the official counting of electoral college votes. The lawsuit alleges that was a violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act, which protects against conspiracies that seek to prevent members of Congress from fulfilling their constitutional duties. Suit says that trumpet Giuliani inside of the crowd at the January 6th rally near the White House, while the proud boys and the oath keepers spearheaded the attack on the capital. Thompson had to shelter in the House gallery during the attack before being ushered to safety by security. The lawsuit is the first against Trump over the Capitol riot since the Senate acquitted him on Saturday on the impeachment charge of inciting in

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Biden's Justice Department to ask nearly all Trump-era U.S. attorneys to resign

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00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Biden's Justice Department to ask nearly all Trump-era U.S. attorneys to resign

"Plans to begin. The transition process for senate confirmed us attorneys as early as today as npr's ryan lucas reports. Two us attorneys conducting politically sensitive investigations are expected to remain in their current roles. One of the. us attorneys. Who is expected to stay on in his job is the us attorney for delaware. David weiss his office is conducting criminal investigation into president. Biden's son hunter. A senior justice department official tells. Npr that acting attorney general. Monty wilkinson called weiss on monday evening and asked him to hold in his current role. Thunder biden probe is one of two high profile politically sensitive investigations. The biden justice department inherited from the trump era. The other is special. Counsel john durham's investigation into the origins of the russia probe. Npr has learned that. Durham is expected to resign his post as us attorney for connecticut. What his appointment. As special counsel will remain in effect. Ryan lucas npr news washington. A team of

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

"NPR's Ryan Luca's explains Kevin Kline. Smith has also been ordered perform 100 hours of community service. Have inclined. Smith pleaded guilty last year to altering an email that was part of an FBI application to get surveillance on a former Trump campaign advisor. At his sentencing hearing, the former FBI attorney took responsibility for his actions. He said he deeply regrets the harm he caused. The bureau, the Justice Department and his former colleagues. U. S District Court Judge James Boasberg says clients miss actions did indeed inflict damage, including to the reputation of the court. The judge says climbs miss actions appear to be quote The on Lee Stain on his record and character and handed down a sentence of probation client Smith is the only person so far to face charges as part of special counsel John Germs investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Ryan Lucas, NPR NEWS Washington president bind. His named Robert Malley especially was envoy for Iran. He was part of the negotiating team for the Iran nuclear deal. Which the Trump Administration pulled out of more from NPR's Michele Kelemen. The Biden administration is telling Iran that if it comes back into compliance with the 2015 deal, the U. S will to the new U. S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken is building what an official calls a dedicated team to work on this Drawing from quote, clear eyed experts with a diversity of views. Rob Malley will lead the team as a special envoy for Iran. Valley is a long time Middle East expert who was involved in the Iran nuclear talks as well as the Camp David summit between Israel and the Palestinians more than two decades ago. Those who want the US to take a hard line on Iran are outraged by his appointment, while progressive groups and former diplomats have rallied behind him. Michele Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington RAF into a rough week for U. S financial markets, and for the month, the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S and P were also down sharply. Now fell. 620 points today, the NASDAQ was down 266 points S and P dropped 73 points. This is NPR live from KQED news. I'm terrorists. Tyler, another worker at the Foster Farms plant in Fresno, died this month from covert 19. That's, according to the state's workplace safety agency. Take you. The Central Valley reporter Alex Hall has more..

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Several Capitol Police officers have been suspended, says police chief

Morning Edition

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

Several Capitol Police officers have been suspended, says police chief

"The acting chief of the U. S. Capitol. Police says several Capitol police officers have been suspended following last week's riot. The officer's actions during the assault are being reviewed. One officer took a selfie with a rioter. Another was seen wearing a pro trump camp. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports that federal agents are still tracking down some of the rioters. Prosecutors are identifying and charging more and more people pretty much every day who they say took part in the events. Some of them have been pretty easy to identify because of the photos or videos that they took of themselves at the Capitol. Some of them have been harder. To idea, though, but investigators are getting help. As of last night, the FBI had received 70,000 tips from the public to help them identify the folks who took part in the

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Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

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00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

"Trump has granted pardons to his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort is former adviser Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father in law of Ivanka Trump. The case but least Manafort and Stone. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more on White House grounds for the pardons. The White House said that the president had granted man for a full and complete pardon on then, as we have seen with others that Trump has pardoned who were implicated as part of the rush investigation. The White House called that probe hoax. It claimed that Manafort was a victim of prosecutorial overreach. Trump today Pardon 26 people and commuted the sentences of three others the second consecutive night of pardons and was expected be a flurry of acts of clemency before he leaves office.

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Barr agrees with Pompeo that Russians appear to be behind US government hack

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00:51 sec | 1 year ago

Barr agrees with Pompeo that Russians appear to be behind US government hack

"Barr has weighed in on the major hack of U. S government agencies at his last newscast. As attorney general Bar says Russia appears to be behind the breach. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports, the U. S government is still assessing the extent of the hack that first came to light just over a week ago. Experts say it is potentially unprecedented in scope. The Trump administration has not formally attributed the hack at this point, Although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said over the weekend that it was pretty clearly the Russians Speaking at a news conference, bar says he agrees. It's certainly appears to be the Russians, but I'm not going to discuss it beyond that, while barring Pompeo have both pointed the finger at Moscow President Trump has refused to do so. Instead, Trump has sought to minimize the severity of the hack and has suggested China might have been behind it. Ryan Lucas, NPR NEWS Washington On Wall

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

"From NPR News. I'm Shea Stevens and Alaska health care worker has suffered the nation's first reported serious allergic reaction to the cove in 19 vaccine manufactured by Fizer. That hers with Alaska Public media has the story. The middle aged woman is one of 100 Healthcare workers vaccinated Tuesday at a hospital in Juneau officials say she had no history of allergic reactions. Woman symptoms developed about 10. Minutes after her injection. She was treated and kept overnight in the hospital. One of her doctors Noble, Anderson, says the reaction didn't change the woman's outlook on the vaccine. She was excited that she got the first dose and was disappointed that she will not be getting the second dose. And she encouraged all of us to press upon. Alaska officials say they're making no changes to their vaccination program. And they stress that allergic reaction to the visor injection have been extremely rare for NPR news. I'm not hers in Anchorage, the former top federal official responsible for election security. Says continuing efforts to sow doubt about the outcome of the November vote are corrosive to democracy. More from NPR's Ryan Lucas testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Christopher Krebs says attacks on the election process an outcome undermine democracy and the institutions that support elections. Krebs was fired last month by President Trump after he declared the 2020 election the most secure in U. S history. Since then, Krebs, like other election officials, has faced death threats, which Krebs said is shameful. You name it, whether it's emails, whether it's phone calls whether people showing up your house Just don't This is not America. I recognize And it's gotta stop. He called on political leaders, particularly members of his own Republican Party to doom or to call out and end this sort of behavior. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington Republican Georgia Senators carry La Flor and David Perdue are refusing to acknowledge President elect Joe Biden's victory in last month's vote. S W A. B. E S M a HURT reports. Both lawmakers are facing run offs that will determine which major party controls the U. S. Senate Senators Purdue and Leffler are standing firm with President Trump to refuse to acknowledge Biden's electoral college victory. After addressed the media after early voting Wednesday. Look,.

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Stored in science. Vaccine. For a major virus like this, and in six months seriously, give the guy some credit. He deserves credit. Meanwhile, in a virtual press briefing this afternoon, soon to be White House press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the Biden transition team will announce picks for its health team early next week by and communications director Kate Bedingfield also said that Dr Anthony Fauci has in fact accepted the president elect's offer. To serve as his chief medical advisor, as well as to continue in his longtime role is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Other news of former FBI lawyer who has pleaded guilty to altering a document in the Russia investigation is asking for a sentence of probation. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports the government Is recommending at least some prison time. Kevin Kline. Smith is the only person so far to be charged as part of the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. He pleaded guilty to altering an email used by the FBI to get court approval to conduct surveillance on a former trump campaign adviser. And a man was submitted to the court ahead of sentencing clients. Miss. Lawyers say he made a grievous mistake and takes responsibility for it, and they request a sentence of probation. The government's case is being led by now Special counsel John Durham. He is recommending a sentence on the mid to high side of the guidelines range of 0 to 6 months. Decision ultimately will be made by Judge James Boasberg at a sentencing hearing next week. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington The Dow is up 172 points. You're listening to NPR news. Live from KQED news. I'm Brian. What different parts of the state face New Stay at home orders If intensive care bed capacity drops below 15% Alameda County has just over 30% staffed ICU beds available in nearly 40% of regular hospital beds. Free cake you Edie's Polish striker reports. Alameda County Data show that covert patients and ICUs have tripled in the past month. Supervisor Wilma Chan, chair of the county's health committee, says she worries what the Thanksgiving holiday might do to those numbers. She also worries that the federal cares Act money is due to run out at the end of the month. It goes towards PPE testing and food. Alameda County received about $270 million and cares money to pay for these things. So it's really a worry because the money may stop, but the epidemic has not. A spokeswoman for Oakland's Highland Hospital says they have about 10 covert patients at latest count, but only one in the ICU, which is more than 80% full. Adrian Jackson is a respiratory therapist. There. He works with intubated. Covert patients were cleaning out the patient's mouth suctioning out the patient's loans were actively involved with the patient's breathing through. Well, you know the course until there Until that tube was removed, and they're off their breeding machine. Jackson heard he could get vaccinated this month, which he says will make him feel safe. Hugging his parents again. I'm Polly striker KQED news. Nathan Ballard of political strategist and former aide to Gavin Newsom, in the years before he became governor is facing domestic violence and child abuse charges. Napa County prosecutors filed a two count felony complaint against Ballard yesterday. Brian what? KQED.

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Democratic leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn

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00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Democratic leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn

"President Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in connection with Trump's Russia contacts before the inauguration. Flynn later tried to walk back that guilty plea, NPR's Ryan Lucas has more. Flynn became a rallying cry of sorts for Trump and his base and allies on the hill, who have felt that he was unjustly prosecuted. They welcomed this part. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of the president, for example, called this pardon of good move. Democrats. On the other hand, unsurprisingly declared this corrupt. The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said that this was an abuse of the president's pardon power. He said that Trump is using it to reward his friends and political allies and protect those who lied to cover up for him. NPR's Ryan Lucas

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst. The Supreme Court has temporarily barred New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's mandate limiting the number of people who can attend religious services in Corona virus hot spots. 5 to 4 decision released last night comes as confirmed cases of coronavirus surge around the country. NPR's Jacqueline Diaz has more. The court's new conservative majority says Cuomo's executive order violated the First Amendment's free exercise clause. And discriminated against religious institutions, Chief Justice John Roberts and the courts. Three liberal justices dissented the majority opinion, the court says the state imposed severe limits on attendance at houses of worship. Not with secular businesses in the same neighborhood. The executive order Limited service attendance to his lowest 10 people in certain areas. The court's ruling is in contrast to two decisions earlier this year that allowed state officials in California and Nevada to restrict capacity in churches. Jack India's NPR News President Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in connection with Trump's Russia contacts before the inauguration. Flynn later tried to walk back that guilty plea, NPR's Ryan Lucas has more. Flynn became a rallying cry of sorts for Trump and his base and allies on the hill, who have felt that he was unjustly prosecuted. They welcomed this part. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of the president, for example, called this pardon of good move. Democrats. On the other hand, unsurprisingly declared this corrupt. The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said that this was an abuse of the president's pardon power. He said that Trump is using it to reward his friends and political allies and protect those who lied to cover up for him. NPR's Ryan Lucas reporting a long list of retailers have decided to close their doors on Thanksgiving, many for the first time in years. The pandemic has finally prompted the closures that labor advocates have long called for. MPR's Alina Cell York has more for years..

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Trump grants 'full pardon' to Michael Flynn

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00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Trump grants 'full pardon' to Michael Flynn

"Granted a full pardon to his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. As NPR's Ryan Lucas reports, Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. During the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president announced his decision on Twitter. He congratulated Flynn and his family and said they will now have a quote. Truly fantastic Thanksgiving. Pardon brings an end of Lynn's long running legal saga. He pleaded guilty in 2017 the line to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and cooperated with investigators. But last year, Flynn reversed course and proclaimed his innocence. He claimed he was set up by the FBI, and he tried to withdraw his guilty plea. The Justice Department then sought to drop its case against him, although a federal judge refused to do so immediately and the matter has remained tied up in court. The case is Moz now that Flynn has received a full presidential pardon. Ryan

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

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04:49 min | 1 year ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

"And more after this from NPR live from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. The Justice Department is suing Google as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The antitrust lawsuit filed today in federal court sets the stage for the biggest battle over the power of the dominant technology company in decades. The Justice Department is accusing Google of anticompetitive behavior to try to maintain what the government calls Cos. Monopoly, an online search and search advertising. The DOJ was joined by 11 State attorneys general in this lawsuit, more than 90% of searches worldwide happen on Google, according to researchers. That dominant position has allowed the company to create an online advertising business that generates almost all of Google's $160 billion in annual sales. Critics have long accused the company of monopolistic behavior in its search engine. To benefit its own properties such as Google maps and YouTube. The lawsuit comes amid increasing calls on Capitol Hill for greater scrutiny of big tech. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington Google is a financial supporter of NPR. The Corona virus pandemic has caused even more deaths in the United States than most official tally show. That's according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sam Whitehead from member Station W. Abe reports that black and Hispanic Americans have seen the highest number of excess deaths. CDC researchers counted the number of deaths for each week from January 26th toe October 3rd and compared their accounts to past years. They found some 299,000 excess deaths attributed to thirds to cove in 19. Hispanics saw the largest jump. Researchers say official counts of covert 19 often underestimate deaths attributed to the virus. Sam Whitehead from member station W A V E reporting. Stocks traded higher today on Wall Street. The Dow was up 113 points the NASDAQ Up 37. This is NPR. Hand on a Tuesday October 20th. This is Casey AR W on Larry Parole. Here's What's happening at 3 32 L. A County has stepped up its ballot collection ballots and drop boxes used to be picked up every 48 hours. Now it'll happen daily. This comes after a Dropbox and Baldwin Park caught fire. Socials are still investigating the cause. But they did find a newspaper inside that might have been used to intentionally ignite the ballots. L. A County registrar, Dean Logan, said in a press conference today that about 230 ballots were in that drop box when it caught fire on the vast majority of them. We we are able to ascertain, but at a minimum, the voters information if not preserve the ballot. Itself. So we are reaching out to those voters and making sure that they know that they we will get them another ballot that they'll have an opportunity to vote in this election. L A county supervisor Hilda Solis says a new box will be installed at a better lit location involved in Park. And although the incident on Sunday night resulted in a drop box being AH, compromised because it burned your right to vote has not and will not be compromised. The locations of L. A county's 400 drop boxes are available at vote dot net state health authorities today have put Riverside County back into the most restrictive purple tier of the state's reopening framework. Rising cases are the reason Reassignment means most businesses like gyms and restaurants and places of worship will have to move operations outdoors within 72 hours resides. Public health officers said the county won't be able to test its way out of the purple tear. Despite an effort to boost covert screenings. Dr Cameron Kaiser told the supervisors the fastest way back to the red tear is for residents and businesses to take the virus seriously. USC and Caltech are the latest institutions to file suit against the Trump administration's new rules limiting the number of foreign born high skilled workers allowed in the U. S. As KCR W's Matt Dillon reports, the two schools joined other universities and business groups and challenging regulations regarding the H one B visa program. KCR W's Matt Gillom. Federal lawsuit by the school seeks to block the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor from implementing new limitations on H one B visas they described as a poison pill. USC, Caltech, Stanford and others alleged new guidelines to significantly curtailed or outright shut down the visa program that allows high skilled foreign workers to reform specialty occupations in the US More than 160. Scientists at Caltech er in the U. S on a tch one B visas and a letter to the U. S. C community. The school's president Carol Faults of the new restrictions were issued without public comment and make it harder for those here through the program to hold onto skill positions they already have. Federal officials claim the new restrictions were speedily implemented due to covert nineteens impact on the American job market, and they say to protect against foreign workers taking American jobs..

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DOJ Files Google Antitrust Lawsuit

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DOJ Files Google Antitrust Lawsuit

"Of Justice is suing Google. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The antitrust lawsuit filed today in federal court sets the stage for the biggest battle over the power of a dominant technology company in decades. The Justice Department is accusing Google of anticompetitive behavior to try to maintain what the government calls the company's monopoly, an online search and search advertising. The DOJ was joined by 11 State attorneys general in this lawsuit, more than 90% of searches worldwide happen on Google, according to researchers. That dominant position has allowed the company to create an online advertising business that generates almost all of Google's $160 billion in annual sales. Critics have long accused the company of monopolistic behavior in its search engine. To benefit its own properties such as Google maps and YouTube. The lawsuit comes amid increasing calls on Capitol Hill for greater scrutiny of Big tech. Ryan

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U.S. charges 6 Russian military officers for massive cyberattacks

All Things Considered

01:00 min | 1 year ago

U.S. charges 6 Russian military officers for massive cyberattacks

"Russian intelligence officers are facing federal charges in connection with a Siri's of high profile and destructive cyberattacks. The charges detail hacks targeting the 2017 French elections in the 2018 Winter Olympics, among others. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is here to tell us more. Hi, Ryan first. What do we know about the defendants and what they've been charged with? The Justice Department says that these six defendants are all current or former officers with Russia's military intelligence agency. That's the Dru It's the same agency that was behind the hacks in the 2016 U. S election. Now there's no allegation in this indictment of any hacking tied to the 2020 vote, the one in there in a couple of weeks. The defendants in this instance face seven counts in all those include hacking, conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and identity theft. And this is for a really stunning string of cyber attacks over the past five years, U. S officials say this is the single most disruptive and destructive Siri's of cyber attacks that have ever been attributed to just one group.

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6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

All Things Considered

03:55 min | 1 year ago

6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

"Officers are facing federal charges in connection with a series of high profile and destructive cyberattacks. The charges, detail hacks targeting the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, among others. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is here to tell us more. Hi, Ryan first. What do we know about the defendants and what they've been charged with? The Justice Department says that these six defendants are all current or former officers with Russia's military intelligence agency. That's the GR EW. It's the same agency that was behind the hacks in the 2016 U. S election. Now there's no allegation in this indictment of any hacking tied to the 2020 vote, the one in the inn Ah, a couple of weeks. The defendants in this instance face seven counts in all those include hacking, conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and identity theft. And this is for a really stunning string of cyber attacks over the past five years, U. S officials say this is the single most destructive and destructive Siri's of cyber attacks that have ever been attributed to just one group. What were those attacks Tell us about them? Well, it's a long list. It includes hacks in 2015 and 2016 that targeted Ah, Ukraine's power grid. Those knocked more than 200,000 customers offline at one point or as one U. S official said Today, it turned out the lights and turned off the heat in the middle of an eastern European winter. There's also a devastating attack known is not Pecchia that began in Ukraine and spread across the globe that crippled companies and industries and hospitals. It cause billions of dollars in damages, including here in the U. S. There are hacks targeting the investigations by British and international authorities into the use of a Russian nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in the UK. That was the episode involving the Spice Sergei Scribble and a few others write. Each of these incidents has been widely reported on their own. It's interesting to see all of these people tied together with all of them exactly right, And there's actually even Maurine the indictment their cyber attacks that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. And then there's the hack and leak operation against the 2017 French elections that targeted the political party of France is now president Emmanuel Macron. So it is really quite a list any insight into why the defendants allegedly chose those targets. The Justice Department says that all of these hacks furthered Russia's interests further. Russia's Geo Geo political aims You look at Ukraine Russia has been in a grind in war with the government there in the east in the 22 18 Olympics. Russian athletes couldn't compete under the country's flag because of a massive doping scandal. In the case of the nerve agent poisoning, British and international authorities had pinned the blame for that attack on the Kremlin. And in the case of France's elections, the operation there fits into Russia's geopolitical goals. Now the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division, John Dimmers, said today that Russia Stands alone in the sort of destructive cyberattacks that its agents conduct. Here's a bit of what he said. No country has weaponized. It's cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia. Wantonly, causing unprecedented collateral damage to pursue small tactical advantages and fits of spite. Surrounding these defendants are presumably still in Russia and not in U. S custody. What does that mean about next steps for this case? Well, none of these men are in U. S custody right with that, And it is unlikely that any of them will ever face trial here in the United States. One of them actually is already facing charges in the U. S. He was charged by special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with Russia's hacking in the 2016 election. So there is a big question of just how effective bringing charges like these are But Justice Department officials say it's important to put the weight of the U. S government behind these sorts of allegations. It helps expose what hackers are up to, and the methods that they used. It also makes clear to the international community what Russia is doing. And while it may not be a satisfying as seeing the defendants in court, U. S officials say, it is still a valuable thing to do. NPR's Ryan Lucas. Thank you. Thank you.

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6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

All Things Considered

02:05 min | 1 year ago

6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

"Officers are facing federal charges in connection with a series of high profile and destructive cyberattacks. The charges, detail hacks targeting the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, among others. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is here to tell us more. Hi, Ryan first. What do we know about the defendants and what they've been charged with? The Justice Department says that these six defendants are all current or former officers with Russia's military intelligence agency. That's the GR EW. It's the same agency that was behind the hacks in the 2016 U. S election. Now there's no allegation in this indictment of any hacking tied to the 2020 vote, the one in the inn Ah, a couple of weeks. The defendants in this instance face seven counts in all those include hacking, conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and identity theft. And this is for a really stunning string of cyber attacks over the past five years, U. S officials say this is the single most destructive and destructive Siri's of cyber attacks that have ever been attributed to just one group. What were those attacks Tell us about them? Well, it's a long list. It includes hacks in 2015 and 2016 that targeted Ah, Ukraine's power grid. Those knocked more than 200,000 customers offline at one point or as one U. S official said Today, it turned out the lights and turned off the heat in the middle of an eastern European winter. There's also a devastating attack known is not Pecchia that began in Ukraine and spread across the globe that crippled companies and industries and hospitals. It cause billions of dollars in damages, including here in the U. S. There are hacks targeting the investigations by British and international authorities into the use of a Russian nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in the UK. That was the episode involving the Spice Sergei Scribble and a few others write. Each of these incidents has been widely reported on their own. It's interesting to see all of these people tied together with all of them exactly right, And there's actually even Maurine the indictment their cyber attacks that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. And then there's the hack and leak operation against the 2017 French elections that targeted the political party of France is now president Emmanuel Macron. So it is really quite a list any insight into why the

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6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

All Things Considered

03:56 min | 1 year ago

6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks

"Federal charges in connection with a Siri's of high profile and destructive cyberattacks. The charges, detail hacks targeting the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, among others. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is here to tell us more. Hi, Ryan first. What do we know about the defendants and what they've been charged with? The Justice Department says that these six defendants are all current or former officers with Russia's military intelligence agency. That's the GR EW. It's the same agency that was behind the hacks in the 2016 U. S election. Now there's no allegation in this indictment of any hacking tied to the 2020 vote, the one in the inn Ah, a couple of weeks. The defendants in this instance face seven counts, and all those include hacking, conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and identity theft. And this is for a really stunning string of cyber attacks over the past five years, U. S officials say this is the single most disruptive and destructive Siri's of cyber attacks that have ever been attributed to just one group. What were those attacks Tell us about them? Well, it's a long list. It includes hacks in 2015 and 2016 that targeted Ah, Ukraine's power grid. Those knocked more than 200,000 customers offline at one point or as one U. S official said Today, it turned out the lights and turned off the heat in the middle of an eastern European winter. There's There's also also a a devastating devastating attack attack known known is is not not Pecchia Pecchia that that began began in in Ukraine Ukraine and and spread spread across across the the globe globe that that crippled crippled companies companies and and industries industries in in hospitals. hospitals. It It cause cause billions billions of of dollars dollars in in damages, damages, including including here here in in the the U. U. S. S. There There are are hacks hacks targeting targeting the the investigations investigations by by British British and and international international authorities authorities into into the the use use of of a a Russian Russian nerve nerve agent agent to to poison a former Russian spy in the UK. That was the episode involving the Spice, Sergei Scruple and a few others write. Each of these incidents has been widely reported on their own. It's interesting to see all of these people tied together with all of them exactly right, And there's actually even Maurine the indictment their cyber attacks that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics. In South Korea. And then there's the hack and leak operation against the 2017 French elections that targeted the political party of France is now president Emmanuel Macron. So it is really quite a list. Any insight into why the defendants allegedly chose those targets. The Justice Department says that all of these hacks furthered Russia's interests further. Russia's Geo Geo political aims You look at Ukraine Russia has been in a grinding war with the government there in the east in the 22 18 Olympics. Russian athletes couldn't compete under the country's flag because of a massive doping scandal. In the case of the nerve agent poisoning, British and international authorities had pinned the blame for that attack on the Kremlin. And in the case of France's elections, the operation there fits into Russia's geopolitical goals. Now the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division, John Dimmers, said today that Russia Stands alone in the sort of destructive cyberattacks that its agents conduct. Here's a bit of what he said. No country has weaponized. It's cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia. Wantonly, causing unprecedented collateral damage to pursue small tactical advantages and fits of spite. Surrounding these defendants are presumably still in Russia and not in U. S custody. What does that mean about next steps for this case? Well, none of these men are in us custody, all right with that, And it is unlikely that any of them will ever face trial here in the United States. One of them actually is already facing charges in the U. S. He was charged by special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with Russia's hacking in the 2016 elections, so There is a big question of just how effective bringing charges like these are, but Justice Department officials say it's important to put the weight of the U. S government behind these sorts of allegations. It helps expose what hackers are up to, and the methods that they used. It also makes clear to the international community what Russia is doing. And while it may not be a satisfying as seeing the defendants in court, U. S officials say, it is still a valuable thing to do. NPR's Ryan Lucas. Thank you. Thank

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

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01:49 min | 2 years ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

"The other interviews with both candidates in an election that has received national attention, and Kirsten Johnson Has made a documentary about her dad. She created fake scenes about how he could possibly die as he confronts his real death. I even literally said, I want to kill you over and over again, and he laughed. Kirsten Johnson on her new movie, Dick Johnson, is dead. First news lie from NPR News. I'm Lakshmi Singh. Seven people are now in federal custody in Michigan for allegedly plotting to kidnap the Democratic governor of Michigan. Gretchen Whitmer, the state attorney general, says her office made additional charges pursuant to Michigan's anti Terrorism act. NPR's Ryan Lucas. Reports of suspects are accused of conspiring to attack before next month's presidential election. Details of the alleged kidnapping plot are spelled out in a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Michigan. It alleges that beginning in early 2020, the men came up with the idea of taking violent action against state governments they believed were violating the constitution. Ultimately settled on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmire by the summer. Some of the suspects were allegedly holding meetings and training exercises to prepare. Authorities say that men also surveilled the governor's vacation home on two occasions. According to the complaint, the FBI was aware of the plot. It had undercover sources keeping tabs on the group at all times. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington After spending days, downplaying the severity of his covert 19 symptoms, President Trump now says He was very sick. In his latest online video, Trump reached out specifically to elder voters who help decide the outcome of next month's election. The president promised the population most vulnerable to Cove in 19 access to the same experimental drugs. He was given it while to read Medical Center. It remains to be seen how well those drugs have worked..

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Two ISIS "Beatles" members charged with hostage-taking of Americans

Fresh Air

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

Two ISIS "Beatles" members charged with hostage-taking of Americans

"Islamic state militants are facing federal criminal charges in the United States for their alleged role in the killings of American hostages. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The men are accused of being members of the notorious Isis cell nicknamed the Beatles. The two defendants Alexander Coty and El Shafie. L shake face eight counts in all, including conspiracy, hostage taking, resulting in death and material support to a terrorist organization. According to the indictment, the men played a leading role in Islamic states kidnapping, torturing and killing of U. S and European citizens. Among the groups victims were four Americans journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kasich and Kayla Mueller. Assistant Attorney General John Deemer says while the U. S government cannot bring the four Americans back, the Justice Department quote can and will seek justice for them their families and for all Americans.

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Judge Partially Blocks Trump Administration From Enforcing Visa Ban

NPR News Now

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

Judge Partially Blocks Trump Administration From Enforcing Visa Ban

"A federal judge has ordered the trump administration's law enforcement commission to halt its work as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The judge has also barred the group from releasing its final report. The ruling from US District Court Judge John Debates comes less than a month ahead of the law enforcement commission's deadline to wrap up its work although it reportedly has already submitted draft to the Attorney General the end of Lacey Pe- filed suit in April it. Argued that the panel violates a law that requires among other things that a federal commission include a diversity of viewpoints in his ruling Judge Bates found that the law enforcement commission is made up entirely of current and former law enforcement officials. It also has violated the law by conducting much of its work behind closed doors. The judge ordered the Commission to halt its work until it meets the requirements under the

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Are Americans doing what it takes to slow the virus. NPR's Nina Totenberg looks back at one of the most momentous Supreme Court terms in recent history, and how Chief Justice John Roberts shaped it and a turning point in the long debate over offensive team names in sports. It is Friday, July 10th actress Sofia Vergara turns 48 years old Today, theme news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly, Florida and Texas are reporting their highest numbers of Corona virus fatalities over a 24 hour period since the outbreak began. Health officials in Florida reported 120 deaths yesterday, Texas reported 105. Texas also recorded its 10th consecutive day of new highs and hospitalizations related to covert 19. In Mississippi, The States, five largest hospital say they ran out of I C U beds by midweek infections have been spiking in many states that loosen their corona virus restrictions weeks ago. Spike's in new infections in Nevada are prompting Governor Steve Cecil Act to re impose restrictions on bars and restaurants in certain counties. At a news conference yesterday, the governor said the move was prompted by the data and reports of lax safety. At some business is the good part is 79% of the businesses do comply. Following our directives, and they're you know they're protecting their employees are predicting customers. They're protecting all citizens. Sadly, 20% of them are not complying and the 20% our undoing the good that 79% are doing. The governor says the renewed restrictions are necessary to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants Congress to approve another Corona virus relief package. NPR's Kelsey Snell says Congress has passed several aid bill's already speaker. Pelosi says America cannot ignore the virus or call it a hoax. She says Congress needs to help states and local governments prevent job losses among first responders and for individuals. $600 per week in extra federal unemployment money is set to expire at the end of July. We need $2 trillion for state and local When you're trillion dollars another trillion dollars for unemployment insurance and direct payment. Pelosi says The next round of aid will also need to include more money for testing, tracing and treatment. Republicans have floated the possibility of limiting the next round of aid to $1 trillion or less. Kelsey Snell NPR NEWS Washington President Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has returned a federal prison following a dispute over his home confinement. There's NPR's Ryan Lucas Michael Cohen was released from federal prison in May and moved to home confinement due to concerns about the Corona virus. He had been serving his three year sentence for financial crimes, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress that federal lockup in New York. Now, less than two months after his release, the Federal Bureau of Prisons says Cohen has quote refused the conditions of his home confinement and has been taken back into custody and return to prison. Thie agency did not provide any details on what specifically, Cohen had refused. An attorney for Cohen says he refused to agree to a condition related to the media and publishing books. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington This is NPR news from Washington. Walt Disney World in Florida is reopening its theme parks this weekend for the first time since the outbreak of the virus as NPR's Greg Allen reports, Disney was slower to reopen than its competitors in Orlando. Other theme parks Universal in Seaworld opened last month, Disney took a more cautious approach, opening its retail complex first and starting with just two parks, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

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04:04 min | 2 years ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news I'm korva Coleman the labor department says the nation's unemployment rate rose to a staggering fourteen point seven percent in April NPR's Jim zarroli reports that it's the highest it's been since the Great Depression the report is the latest evidence of the devastating toll that the corona virus has taken on the economy the government says twenty point five million jobs were lost in April the unemployment rate of fourteen point seven percent is more than four times what it was in February the government says there were losses in all parts of the economy but especially in leisure and hospitality the labor force participation rate which measures how many Americans are in the work force fell to its lowest level since nineteen seventy three and the number of people who used to work full time but have been forced into part time jobs doubled to almost eleven million Jim zarroli NPR news researchers at Johns Hopkins University say well over one point two million people in the U. S. have been infected with the coronavirus more than seventy five thousand people have died of Kobe nineteen most of the deaths in the US have occurred in New York New Jersey Massachusetts and Michigan the justice department has decided to drop the criminal case against president trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a case brought by former special counsel Robert Muller NPR's Ryan Lucas says that president trump has said that Flynn is an innocent man certainly for Flynn and his supporters they do this as as vindication of their long running allegations of misconduct by the FBI their allegations that bad actors in the F. B. I. route to get plan from the beginning and certainly something that president trump has latched on to as well on the other hand there are certainly people who will take a look at this and say Flynn did stand up in court twice and plead guilty to lying to the FBI NPR's Ryan Lucas authorities in Georgia have arrested two white men and charged them in the February killing of an unarmed black man he'd been jogging near his neighborhood a Georgia police report says the two suspects it minted the killing a cellphone video purporting to show the slaying surfaced this week the presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is comparing it to a modern day lynching and peers asa Holland reports Biden made his first public comments about the shooting of twenty five year old Ahmad arboretum group of African American leaders in Florida he described armories death this way shot down in cold blood I sensed lunch before our very eyes twenty twenty style agree was shot by two white men who told police they thought he was a possible burglar his family has said he was just out for a jog on a nice day since Biden's comments the two suspects have been arrested and are being charged with murder and aggravated assault the release of cellphone video of the shooting this week has put a national spotlight on George a small college NPR news it's N. P. R. at six oh four on cherry Glazer with KCRW news some retail stores and other businesses in California can start to reopen today but with major changes to their day to day operations it's the first time in almost two months the state's state home orders have been revised are meaningful modifications and I say that with my eyes wide open governor Gavin Newsom says some counties in California could petition to go beyond the statewide guidelines he says those decisions will be based on data about the spread of the virus and counties ability to respond to an increasing cases and protect its most vulnerable citizens LA county is unlikely to make the necessary measurements for some time Newsome urge caution for counties like Los Angeles where the virus is still spreading rapidly just because you open a business and have the ability to do curbside pick up or take a product from a retail store put it in the trunk to provide for social distancing physical distance it to a customer doesn't mean a customer's going to show up in order to meet your workers will show up and that's why all.

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"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

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03:57 min | 2 years ago

"ryan lucas" Discussed on KCRW

"It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep the public now has access to documents relating to Michael Flynn's interview with the FBI Flynn you may recall as president trump's former national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador his sentencing has been delayed and now a judge has unsealed four pages of documents some of them hand written NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has been reading good morning Ryan good morning what are the documents of what they say so these are the four pages of that you said FBI documents they were written in January of twenty seventeen of right around the time the FBI interviewed Flynn about his contacts with the Russian ambassador one of them as you said is a hand written note it's not entirely clear who wrote it for the exact circumstances under which was written but it's dated to the date at the FBI interviewed Flynn I needed appears to show at an internal debate or core talking points of some sort within the FBI about how to handle the Flynn case and Flynn interview and that includes whether what it would be useful to use the investigation to confront plan if he lies to agents in their interview about his contact with the Russians the agent writes quote what is our goal truth admission or to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired the note goes on to say if we're seen as playing games White House will be furious and quote protect our institution by not playing games this is really interesting so this is not some report of the interview its agents talking among themselves before the interview about how to structure the interview and I guess openly acknowledging some of the political implications of what they're doing how if at all does that bolster Flynn's case as he tries to get a lighter sentence here well in the eyes of flint supporters to certainly bolsters this case they have claimed for example his lawyer has claimed under these documents show that the FBI set out to entrap splints up to set him up which is a case that they have been trying to make for the past year and a half or so that is a view that has been endorsed by trump allies in Congress some of them the president himself actually last night tweeted several stories in conservative outlets about these documents and remember trump has said that he's considering a full pardon for Flynn so that the possibility of a presidential pardon hangs over all of this but former prosecutors that I've spoken with say that these notes don't actually appear to bolster Flynn's case at least not from a legal perspective investigators as as we said appear to be kind of planning out plotting out how to approach the Flynn interview the Flynn case which I'm told would actually be pretty standard practice you certainly would want to give some thought to how to conduct an FBI interview especially one that's so so high profile can we be reminded here though because it's been quite a few scandals ago what it was that Michael Flynn lied about that doesn't seem to be much doubt that he did lie and and how this case is progressed this is definitely been a a long running legal saga this one case sorry he pleaded guilty back in twenty seventeen to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador man by the name of Sergei Kislyak Flynn cooperated then extensively with special counsel Robert Muller's investigation was a key witness in that investigation Flynn was actually in court in December of twenty eighteen all set to be sentenced then there was a bit of a snafu it they decided to delay that then last summer Flynn fired his legal team hired new lawyers and made this whole about face he's now been accusing the government of gross misconduct of setting him up he's now actually trying to withdraw his guilty plea and these documents factor into his efforts to get this case dismissed has the judge given a timeline for a decision we do not have a time line for the decision the justice department has until may eleventh to respond to Flynn's allegations Ryan thanks for the update thank you NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

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01:46 min | 2 years ago

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"With us and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas with us and from Capitol Hill NPR's Kelsey's now think so much for staying with us I want to play another clip from earlier today this is congressman so Lofgren and one of the issues here what was the question of whether the president did anything wrong this is something that was a big part of the the testimony the presentation both yesterday and today there's this government accountability report that said that trump the trump administration violated the law when they held up the Ukraine a the report has come out since the house passed the articles of impeachment and here's house managers Lofgren of California arguing that it bolstered the house Democrats case now as G. A. O. explained the constitution grants the president no unilateral authority to withhold funds from obligation and they further explained faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law Wendy withheld funds for policy reasons which is not permitted under the impoundment control act end quote the bottom line president trump froze the aid to increase the pressure on Ukraine to announcing investigations he wanted he violated the law he violated his constitutional duty to take care of the laws be faithfully executed Kelsey has there been any reaction from Republicans to this report not necessarily today but since this report was released yeah the past several days we have heard from some Republicans who basically said that this is not a crime that he may have that the president may have chosen.

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03:16 min | 3 years ago

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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The acting attorney general is testifying for the first time before the House Judiciary committee about his oversight of the special counsel's probe into Russia's election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, the panels democratic majority is questioning Matthew Whitaker's decision not to recuse himself from overseeing an investigation. He'd previously criticized the Trump appointees exchange with committee, chairman Jerrold, Nadler democrat from New York turn testy today. Mr Chairman, I see that you're five minutes is up. And so. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports that flippant remark to the chairman of the judiciary committee may end up working against Whitaker. They didn't get a lot of answers to questions that they had regarding Whitaker's communications with with the president but exchanges like that between the chairman, and the acting attorney general those are not bad things for Democrats that is actually a positive Whitaker for many people is not going to come off. Well, NPR's Ryan Lucas Whitaker insists he has not interfered in any way with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Meanwhile, Trump's nominee for attorney general William bar is moving closer to confirmation by the full US Senate Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is accusing the National Enquirer of trying to blackmail him over explicit photos of him. The tabloids parent company AMA says it's done nothing wrong. Here's NPR's Alina Celio basis is accusing American media in the National Enquirer of extortion and blackmail. He has publicly posted the text. Of emails that he says we're sent by officials at the company and the emails demand that bazo and his legal team. Stop investigating how tabloid got a hold of the intimate text messages that he allegedly sent her his girlfriend with whom he was having an affair aim. I now says it believes fervently that it acted lawfully in its reporting on visas and that it was quote in good faith negotiations to resolve all matters with him aim. I also says it's board will investigate basis. Exclaims Basil's has accused the publisher of being politically motivated because of his ownership of the Washington Post Alina NPR news, the serial killer who terrorized the gay community in Toronto is getting life in prison. Bruce MacArthur was sentenced today with no chance of parole. For twenty five years MacArthur is in his sixties. He pleaded guilty and candidate to eight charges of first degree murder from two thousand ten to two thousand seventeen gay rights activists and investigators say he appeared to target marginalized individuals immigrants refugee. As impoverished individuals or those addicted to drugs. Most of the victims were linked to Toronto's gay village. LGBTQ advocates are still fighting for accountability from law enforcement in Canada, the accusers law enforcement of responding to slowly to their warnings about a serial killer on the loose. This is NPR news. Five time Oscar nominee, Albert Finney who screen roles included. Tom jones. Scrooge, daddy warbucks. In Winston Churchill has died at the age of eighty two. Bob Mondello has this appreciation. There was no such thing as an Albert Finney type. He was a chameleon as a dashing young actor he leapt to fame by cheerfully betting..

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02:02 min | 3 years ago

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"Behavior has to be part of a larger strategy of raising the cost and include all the instruments of US power, including the power to sanction under the treasury department to date. The US treasury has not used that power against China over at cyber industrial espionage, Ryan, Lucas, NPR news, Washington. This is NPR news and listening to KCRW. KCRW sponsors include Rb wealth management advisors dedicated to offering personalized investment management expertise to help strengthen financial security, RBC wealth management dot com slash strength. Florida Senator Marco Rubio has been outspoken about what he says is the need to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro coming up Rubio talks about the political crisis there, and why the US should be involved. KCRW's unfixable podcast winner. At this year's third coast audio festival is back with a new season. In the premiere episode, a man who can see music electron IX, but can't hear emotions in a song until you go into a laboratory and they throw a switch in your head. And suddenly you walk out of a lab and you realize holy that wasn't both. It's real find unfixable on Spotify apple podcasts or wherever you like to listen. Oliver the weather once again causing some complications out on the roads this morning. We are getting reports of snow in the Acton area as well as up in northern L A county way up in love back. Rain more. The issue though for much of southern California is definitely causing some complications,.

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