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Justice Dept. charges 5 Chinese citizens with hacking more than 100 companies; 2 Malaysian businessmen also arrested
"Has announced charges against five suspected Chinese hackers into Malaysian businessman for alleged computer breeches and other crimes. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more The five Chinese defendants face charges related to computer hacks of more than 100, American and foreign companies. I meant allegedly targeted firms in a range of industries, including software, development, video games and telecommunications, as well as think tanks in universities. They They face face charges charges of of conspiracy, conspiracy, wire wire fraud, fraud, money money laundering laundering and and other other crimes. crimes. The The two two Malaysian Malaysian businessman businessman also also face face a a range range of of charges, charges, including including racketeering, racketeering, conspiracy conspiracy and and money money laundry. laundry. They They are are accused accused of of working working with with hackers hackers to to target target video video game game companies companies in in the the U. U. S S and and elsewhere. elsewhere. Officials Officials say say Malaysian Malaysian authorities authorities arrested arrested the the men men at at the the request request of of the the U. U. S S government, government, which which is seeking their extradition. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington A bipartisan group of House
Fresh update on "ryan lucas" discussed on Marketplace
"To clean up the debris on the roads and restore power patients will truly be a virtue. Alabama officials are also mourning that even though the storm has weakened residents should not let your guard down for NPR news. I'm Bailey majors in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The CDC is releasing new guidance this week to help district's decide when it's safe to reopen school buildings. As NPR's Cory Turner explains. The UPDATE is being welcomed by school officials. The CDC has already offered guidance for school re openings. The difference this time is the agency included what school leaders have been clamoring for since the pandemic began. A color coded system that rates a district's risk level from highest risk of transmission toe Lowest. Without this guidance, schools and health departments have been on their own for six months in trying to decide what's safe and what's not. The bad news is that an analysis by Dr Asheesh Josh, the dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, found that 88% of people live in counties where the risk is rated, either hire or highest. Cory Turner. NPR news Federal prosecutors have brought new charges against two Soviet born associates of Rudy Giuliani. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more on the new legal problems facing left Parness, Andy or Frumin. Cardinals in Freeman were originally charged last October with campaign finance crimes in false statements. Now federal prosecutors in New York have brought additional charges against the pair, including two counts revolving around alleged illegal campaign donations from a foreign national Run us in another associate of his also face wire fraud conspiracy charges tied to their company called Fraud Guarantee. Charges against partisan Frumin are unrelated to their efforts to help Rudy Giuliani dig up dirt on President Trump's political rivals in Ukraine, actions that were part of the president's impeachment proceedings. Partisan Frumin are scheduled to go on trial next year. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington With a vast swath of the Western U. S burned or still burning, fire officials are blaming a confluence of events. They say a dramatic lightning storm over northern and central California, combined with parched grasslands contributed to the fires. And warm, dry winds blowing toward the west, not the usual direction. Help get those fires burning even more intensely least 34 people have died in the wildfires. Stocks lost ground today the Dow was down 130 points. This is NPR. And it's six. So for your listening to K C R. W News. I'm Matt Dillon County Department of Public Health is urging residents to protect themselves by getting a flu shot..
Justice Department Intervenes To Take Over Trump's Defense In Defamation Lawsuit
"The Justice Department says it's moving to take over President Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit brought by writer Egion Carol. She claims Trump sexually assaulted her in the 19 nineties. NPR's Ryan Lucas says Carroll's attorney is criticizing the move. She called the department's arguments that Trump was acting as president when he denied Carol's allegations is shocking. And she also noted that last month, the state Supreme Court judge had ruled that curls lawsuit could proceed and that Trump was on the verge of being required to produce documents to produce a DNA sample and to sit for a deposition in the case, which would of course Be under oath. She accuses the president here of using the power of the U. S government to try to, she says, evade responsibility for what amounts to a private misconduct. NPR's Ryan Lucas
Fresh update on "ryan lucas" discussed on Greater LA
"In the state remain without electricity. The city of Orange Beach, Alabama, lost both power and water service and some neighborhood still have water covering roadways hampering recovery. Cruz today are working to clear debris and removed down trees. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says the recovery will be slow because of record devastation that this slow moving stone has perhaps the biggest impact of any stone we've ever seen. Officials are planning to set up emergency distribution points today, where people can get provisions like ice, water and tarps to shore up damaged roofs. Debbie Elliot NPR NEWS ORANGE BEACH, Alabama President Trump is an Tsing plans to establish a commission to promote what he calls patriotic education. In the speech at the National Archives today, Trump to cried. What he said was a twisted Web of lies being taught in U. S classrooms about systemic racism in America, calling it a form of child abuse the left wing rioting and mayhem. Are the direct result of decades of left wing indoctrination. In our schools. It's gone on far too long. Our Children are instructed from propaganda tracks. Like those of Howard's in Try to make students ashamed of their own history. Trump also announced that the National Endowment of the Humanities would provide a grant to develop a quote pro American curriculum. FBI Director Christopher Ray says individuals who self radicalized online posed the greatest domestic terrorism threat as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. That's what Ray told lawmakers today on Capitol Hill. In testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee..
Steve Bannon's 3 co-defendants plead not guilty in 'We Build the Wall' fraud case
"Associates of President Trump's former campaign chief, have pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. We have details from NPR's Ryan Lucas, Steve Bannon and his three codefendants. Bryan Cole. Father, Andrew Bottle Otto Intimately Shay are accused of defrauding hundreds of thousands of people who donated to a fundraising campaign. Help build a wall along the southern border. At a court hearing held via video teleconference, Cole Farr's bottle. Otto and Shay pleaded not guilty to the charges. Bannon had already entered a plea of not guilty earlier this month. NPR's Ron Lukas reporting the
Operation Legend's federal charges by the numbers
"Department says more than 1000 arrests have been made as part of a federal law enforcement initiative targeting violent crime. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The effort dubbed his operation legend is underway. Nearly a dozen cities. Attorney General William Barr says of the arrests made so far as part of Operation legend more than 200 of the defendant's face federal charges. On top of that the Justice Department says federal authorities have seized nearly 400 firearms. Are announced the initiative in early July and said it aims to fight a surge in violent crime in certain cities. The operation began with federal law enforcement officer is being sent to Kansas City. Since then, it has expanded to at least eight more cities, including Chicago, Milwaukee, ST Louis in Memphis. President Trump has touted the initiative as part of his law and order message ahead of the November election.
U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel Cargo for First Time
"The U. S. Says it seized a multimillion dollar shipment of fuel from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps to Venezuela. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The government says it's the largest ever confiscation of Iranian fuel shipments. The Justice Department says it has executed a seizure order from the US District Court in Washington, D. C. Confiscate the cargo from four foreign flagged oil tankers. The vessels were carrying a combined total of more than one million barrels of petroleum, all of which is now in U. S custody. The Justice Department says the shipment was sent by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the U. S says is a terrorist organization and that the oil was bound for Venezuela. Department says forfeited funds that are connected to a state sponsor of terrorism can be directed to US victims.
Feds seize millions of dollars in cryptocurrency raised by major terrorist groups, DOJ says
"The Justice Department says it has seized an estimated $2 million from Crypto currency accounts that the Islamic state and other terrorist groups used to raise money as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. This is the U. S government's largest seizure and bobbing terrorist organizations. The Justice Department says it broke up financing efforts for three terrorist groups. Islamic state. Al Qaeda and the military wing of Hamas officials say the groups were using crypto currency accounts to solicit donations from across the globe to finance their operations. Case related to the Islamic state involves an alleged scam to sell fake personal protective equipment on a website called facemask center dot com. The department says it seized around $2 million more than 300 crypto currency accounts as well as websites and Facebook page is related to the terrorist fundraising efforts. Officials say the move will deprive the terrorist organizations of money to buy weapons and fund their
Chinese researcher charged with US visa fraud is in custody
"China's consulate in San Francisco is now in custody. NPR's Ryan Lucas report she's expected in court on Monday. A senior Justice Department official says the defendant tongue Gwen has been taken into federal custody but would not comment on the circumstances of her arrest. Hyung is one of four Chinese researchers The Justice Department recently charged with visa fraud for allegedly lying about their ties to China's military. Prosecutors say she was doing research at the University of California Davis. The FBI interviewed her in June and some time after that she went to the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, where she remained until her arrest. The U. S. Accuses the Chinese government of conducting a long running campaign to steal American research and intellectual property accusations. China denies Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington In Seattle, Customs and Border Patrol agents have been
Judge orders Michael Cohen be released back to home confinement
"A federal judge is ordering the release of former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, who's serving a three year sentence for fraud, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports Cohen file suit challenging his recent return to federal prison. The decision from U. S District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein is the latest twist in Michael Cohen's legal Odyssey. Cohen was released from federal prison to home confinement in May because of concerns about the Corona virus. But then, earlier this month he was taken back to prison after refusing to agree not to speak to the media or published a book a condition of his release that Cohen says violated his First Amendment rights. Cohen is writing a tell all book about his many years working for Trump. Now Judge Hellerstein has found that the government's decision to return going to prison was indeed retaliation for his book and a violation of his rights. He has ordered that Cohen be released back to home
Capitol Hill split on Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's sentence
"Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime friend, and in former political adviser Roger Stone, who was convicted for lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering in the investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election NPR's Ryan, Lucas reports reaction on Capitol Hill Seems Split Along Party. Lines Republicans like Congressman Jim Jordan. He's a key. Trump ally on the hill came out in support of this move to. To grant a commutation to stone, but for Democrats in the president's critics, they have condemned trump's decision to commute stone sentence, and they call it an attack on the rule of law. They also say that it's part of a pattern. They point to the administration's decision earlier this year to drop charges against the president's former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, and now this decision to commute stone sense they say is evidence of politics infecting the judicial system. The White House says stone was charged by over zealous prosecutors on special. Counsel Robert Muller's team that was pursuing a baseless investigation which led to trump's impeachment.
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence and claims he was "unfairly treated"
"Roger Stone expressed relief as he spoke to reporters outside his home in Florida last night, saying he would have been a risk for the Corona virus if sent to prison. Stone had been expected to report to a federal prison in Georgia next week following his conviction stemming from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. President Trump has commuted stones 40 months sentence. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports of Democrats are denouncing the move as another intervention in the country's justice system. Democratsview clemency for Stone as an affront to the rule of law. Adam Schiff is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, he says Don't lie to Congress and obstructed this investigation in order to protect Trump. Who is now commuting stone sentence shift, described this action is one of Trump's most offensive ones against the rule of law and justice. And he says that there are two systems of justice under Trump won for Trump's friends and one for
Judge asks for full appeals court review of Michael Flynn case
"Judge overseeing the criminal case against Michael Flynn is asking a full federal appeals court to reconsider a decision ordering him to throw out the charges as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. It's the latest in a long running legal saga over the prosecution of President Trump's first national security Advisor. U S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan is asking the full D C Circuit Court of appeals to allow him to scrutinize the Justice Department's decision to drop its case against Michael Flynn. The request comes after a three judge panel on the D C circuit ruled that Sullivan could not scrutinized the DOJ is decision and ordered him to drop the case. The former national security adviser pleaded guilty in 2017 tow line to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. And now says he was set up.
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in U.S.
"Close associate of the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is under arrest today. Her name is Gillian Maxwell and just a quick warning that some parts of this story or really disturbing because of the nature of the alleged crimes. Prosecutors say Maxwell helped Epstein sexually exploit underaged girls have seen died in prison, and authorities ruled it a suicide. But the investigation into what he was doing his continued. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has been following this story. In the meantime, he Ryan Good morning. How did Ah, Maxwell and Epstein know each other? Maxwell comes from a prominent family in the U. K. Her father was was a media magnet there. And she and abstain met in the 19 nineties. They dated for a period of time, but on a broader level, she became a close confident of hiss. They had a professional relationship as well. And there have long been allegations in lawsuits brought by Epstein's alleged victims that Maxwell for years helped abstain recruit young girls to be sexually exploited on even after Epstein suicide last year, prosecutors said that the investigation is, you noted, continued into his associates and possible co conspirators, and Maxwell was seen then a za likely person of interest for investigators. She's facing federal charges now what are the charges? She faces six counts in all, including conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in sexual acts and conspiracy to transport miners. To engage in criminal sexual activity. She also faces perjury charges for allegedly lying about her role in the scenes activities when she was asked about it under oath during a deposition a couple of years ago. What are prosecutors saying about what they allege? She did. Well. The events detailed in the indictment took place between 1994 1997 on they relate to three underage girls who were allegedly abused by Epstein. Here is how the Acting U. S attorney in Manhattan, Audrey Strauss summed up Maxwell's role. Mansell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify the friend and groom minor victims for abuse. In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Prosecutors allege that Epstein and Maxwell had a sort of systematic method for luring these young girls in they would pretend to befriend them by taking them shopping by taking them to the movies by asking about their family or their school life. Maxwell would encourage the girls to let Epstein pay for their travel and their education, and prosecutors say that this was all part of a scheme designed to make these young girls feel indebted to abstain. And once Epstein Maxwell had developed a report with these with these underage girls, prosecutors say that Maxwell would try to normalize sexual abuse in a couple of ways by undressing in front of the victim. Or being present when Epstein was sexually abusing the victim on in at least one instance, as we heard, Strauss say, prosecutors allege that Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Okay, so she's arrested now she's been charged. Does the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein stop here? This is not the end of the road. The top prosecutor in Manhattan Audrey Strauss, who I mentioned earlier said yesterday that this investigation is still ongoing. Of course, this case has generated a ton of public interest, in part because I've seen had ties to a lot of prominent people that includes Britain's Prince Andrew. On. There are questions about what Prince Andrew, for example and others. Other prominent people knew about absence activities. As for Maxwell, she has serious charges here. This sort of charges that could induce her to cooperate with prosecutors and share what she knows about other associates of abstinence.
U.S. Attorney In New York Says He’s Not Resigning
"Attorney General William Barr is trying to oust a top federal prosecutor the US attorney for the Southern District of New York but NPR's Ryan Lucas reports a prosecutor in Manhattan says he's not leaving yet the public stand off between bar in the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman comes after the justice department announced late Friday night that Berman was stepping down a few hours later Berman put out a statement of his own saying no he's not resigning and he won't do so until the Senate confirms his replacement and Berman vowed that the office is ongoing investigations will continue unimpeded he did not specify which cases he had in mind but the Southern District of New York is investigating president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and his business dealings that is just one of several investigations Berman's office has conducted that relate to associates of the president Ryan Lucas NPR news
Barr holds press conference on federal response to Floyd protests
"Where Attorney General William Barr today provided an update on the federal government's response to the unrest over George Floyd's death he spoke about the aggressive clearing of protesters on Monday on the north side of Lafayette park opposite the White House NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is covering the press conference and joins us now hi Ryan rather what are the attorneys general have to Saturday well he said that the country is facing two major challenges right now to the rule of law one he said is a long standing problem but when it was made clear yet again by George Floyd's killing and that revolves around police misconduct and bias policing bar it knowledge that Floyd's death was not the first of its kind in that it puts a spotlight on concerns well beyond this specific case here's a bit when he said while the vast majority of police officers do their job bravely and righteously it is undeniable that many African Americans lacked confidence in our American criminal justice system this must change now the justice department has opened an investigation into Floyd's death that is separate from the the Minnesota state investigation the DOJ is looking at whether Floyd civil rights were violated in Barr said in his remarks at the justice department will do its part mort generally speaking to ensure equal protection under the law now bars words though may ring hollow to a lot of activists because of this justice department has walked away from the tools that it has to reform troubled police departments such as court enforced agreements to implement reforms so if Barr says there are two major challenges right now to the rule of law and one is the racial disparities in policing what's the other one the other one he mentioned revolves around the unrest that we've seen over this past week in particular some of the violence and rioting the vast majority of protesters have been peaceful but Barr said there is what he described as a witch's brew of agitators and extremists who are hijacking the protest for their own separate agendas here's a bit of what he said we have evidence that antifa and other similar extremist groups as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity well bar and president trump have repeatedly singled out and T. far it's worth noting that federal prosecutors in Nevada yesterday charged three men there allegedly associated with a right wing extremist group with planning violence including the use of explosives at protests over Floyd's death now interestingly FBI director Christopher Wray was also at this news conference he said who the agitators are and what's driving them varies from city to city and sometimes even from night to night as one would expect if their protests in more than a hundred cities with thousands of people right now bar and ray also said that they've seen foreign actors trying to exacerbate the violence did they give any evidence or specific examples of that we didn't get a lot of detail on that front what ray said was that it's not unusual for actors of foreign actors to try to use a state media or social media as a bullhorn to really exacerbate divisions so discord tensions in this country to add to the up people we certainly saw examples of that in Russia's social media campaign during the twenty sixteen election no neither rain nor bar named any countries now they didn't give specifics but they said that this is something that they're very much keeping tabs on an outside cyber analysis group graphic though I will say put out a report that says in terms of state controlled media outlets from China and Iran and Russia those are using the unrest here to further their own narratives but they don't see it really trying to Stoke divisions at this point this week bars come under a lot of criticism for his role in the decision to clear out Lafayette square as president trump walked to the church on the other side of the square wanted bar have to say about that decision today Barr said he made the decision to expand the security perimeter around the White House before he knew that the president would visit a Saint John's church on the other side of the square now the timing of when law enforcement actually move to clear Lafayette square of course was right before the president's visit and there are still questions about the fourth officers used to get protesters out of the way to clear the way bart brushed aside any criticism of what took place he said he thinks the president should be able to walk outside the White House and visit a
Barr defends federal response to George Floyd protests
"Where Attorney General William Barr today provided an update on the federal government's response to the unrest over George Floyd's death he spoke about the aggressive clearing of protesters on Monday on the north side of Lafayette park office at the White House NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is covering the press conference and joins us now hi Ryan other what are the attorneys general have to Saturday well he said that the country is facing two major challenges right now to the rule of law one he said is a long standing problem of the one that was made clear yet again by George Floyd's killing and that revolves around police misconduct and bias policing bar it knowledge that Floyd's death was not the first of its kind in that it puts a spotlight on concerns well beyond this specific case here's a bit of what he said while the vast majority of police officers do their job bravely and righteously it is undeniable that many African Americans lacked confidence in our American criminal justice system this must change now the justice department has opened an investigation into Floyd's death that is separate from the the Minnesota state investigation the DOJ is looking at whether Floyd civil rights were violated in bar said in his remarks at the justice department will do its part mort generally speaking to ensure equal protection under the law now bars words though may ring hollow to a lot of activists because of this justice department has walked away from the tools that it has to reform troubled police departments such as court enforced agreements to implement reforms so if forces there two major challenges right now to the rule of law and one is the racial disparities in policing what's the other one the other one he mentioned revolves around the unrest that we've seen over this past week in particular some of the violence and rioting the vast majority of protesters have been peaceful abode bar said there is what he described as a witch's brew of agitators in extremists who are hijacking the protest for their own separate agendas here's a bit of what he said we have evidence that antifa and other similar extremist groups as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity well bar and president trump have repeatedly singled out antifa it's worth noting that federal prosecutors in Nevada yesterday charged three men there allegedly associated with a right wing extremist group with planning violence including the use of explosives at protests over Floyd's death now interestingly FBI director Christopher Wray was also at this news conference he said who the agitators are and what's driving them varies from city to city and sometimes even from night to night as one would expect if their protests in more than a hundred cities with thousands of people right now barring ray also said that they've seen foreign actors trying to exacerbate the violence did they give any evidence or specific examples of that we didn't get a lot of detail on that front what ray said was that it's not unusual for actors of foreign actors to try to use a state media or social media as a bullhorn to really exacerbate divisions so discord tensions in this country to add to the up people we certainly saw examples of that in Russia's social media campaign during the twenty sixteen election no neither rain nor bar named any countries now they didn't give specifics but they said that this is something that they're very much keeping tabs on an outside cyber analysis group graphic though I will say put out a report that says in terms of state controlled media outlets from China and Iran and Russia those are using the unrest here to further their own narratives but they don't see it really trying to Stoke divisions at this point no this week bars come under a lot of criticism criticism for his role in the decision to clear out Lafayette square as president trump walked to the church on the other side of the square wanted bar have to say about that decision today Barr said he made the decision to expand the security perimeter around the White House before he knew that the president would visit a Saint John's church on the other side of the square now the timing of when law enforcement actually move to clear Lafayette square of course was right before the president's visit and there are still questions about the force that officers used to get protesters out of the way to clear the way bart brushed aside any criticism of what took place he said he thinks the president should be able to walk outside the White House and visit a
FBI Discovers al Qaeda Ties in Pensacola Shooter’s iPhones
"The department of justice is confirming that the Saudi military training who kill three U. S. sailors at a Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida last year had links to al Qaeda details from NPR's Ryan Lucas Attorney General William Barr says the Saudi government had quite significant ties to al Qaeda's branch in Yemen FBI director Christopher Wray says the government's relationship with the group dates back several years but that he remained in touch with a Qaeda operatives up until the night before the although Pensacola attack the FBI uncovered evidence of those ties on the shooters to iPhones agents recovered after the December shooting it took the FBI several months to bypass the security features on the I. phones and unlock the contents on the devices bar and ray criticized apple and called on tech companies to do more to help law enforcement legally access the lock phones of terrorists and criminals
U.S. Senate votes to extend government surveillance tools
"News the senators voted to renew three domestic surveillance tools that lapsed in March after Congress failed to reauthorize them as NPR's Ryan Lucas explains a surveillance programs used by the F. B. I. in national security investigations the Senate voted by a wide margin to re authorize the three domestic spying provisions the Senate version of the bill includes one amendment that supporters say will strengthen privacy and civil liberties protections for individuals who are targets of government surveillance under the foreign intelligence surveillance act or FISA with that amendment the legislation now heads back to the house where lawmakers will have to vote on it again the house worked for weeks to cobble together a bipartisan compromise bill that they passed in March it's unclear whether the Senate version will have the necessary support in the house to pass if it does the bill would then head to the president's
U.S. federal inmate dies of COVID-19 weeks after giving birth while on a ventilator
"The federal bureau of prisons as an inmate who gave birth while on a ventilator has died from covert nineteen she's one of thirty federal inmates have died so far from the virus Ryan Lucas reports the bureau of prisons as Andrea circle bear died on Tuesday four weeks after her baby was delivered by caesarean section circle there was an inmate at the cars while federal prison medical facility in fort worth Texas the thirty year old was serving a two year sentence for maintaining a drug involved premises the bureau says circle bear was taken to a local hospital in late March over concerns regarding her pregnancy she was discharged the same day but returned soon afterward it was put on a ventilator she gave birth the following day advocacy groups say circle bear's death was avoidable and are calling for an investigation in addition to the corona virus related deaths in federal prisons more than sixteen hundred inmates and staff of tested positive for
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"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is the winner among the democratic presidential contenders in the New Hampshire primary here's NPR Scott Tetro it wasn't the twenty point blowout Sanders one four years ago but a week after earning the most votes in still unsettled Iowa Sanders eked out a victory in a crowded field in New Hampshire former south bend Indiana Merope booted judge finished second in Minnesota senator any club which are finished a surprising third former vice president Biden finished fifth in New Hampshire a decision by the justice department to seek a shorter prison sentence for one of president trump's former campaign advisers is raising questions the DOJ says it disagrees with the seven to nine year sentence recommended for Roger stone for lawyers who prosecuted stone have now withdrawn from the case NPR's Ryan Lucas says the move is considered highly unusual one former US attorney told me that it's essentially unheard of yes US attorney's offices do communicate with the department leadership on cases particularly big cases but I'm told it's very rare for the leadership to step in and overrule career prosecutors when it comes to the sentencing of a case stone was convicted of lying to Congress witness tampering and obstructing a house investigation stemming from former special counsel Robert Muller is Russia investigation the DOJ says the decision was made before president trump tweeted about stone yesterday this is NPR news president trump's national security adviser Robert o'brien says he's cautiously optimistic the US will reach a peace agreement with the Taliban in coming days or weeks but he says the withdrawal of American military forces from Afghanistan is not imminent the Taliban deny they were behind yesterday's suicide bombing in Kabul he targeted a military academy six people were killed and a dozen others wounded no injuries are reported after small letter bombs exploded today at two companies in the Netherlands one detonated in a mail room at a bank the other exploded in the mail room of a Japanese electronics firm teri Schultz says these were the latest in a series of bombs an employee in the mail room and it ABN amro bank in Amsterdam managed to throw the letter away from himself once he realized it was a live explosive a police spokesperson says while the bomb was only comparable to that of a firecracker it could have caused injury half an hour later another package exploded in Kerr credit a city in the southern Netherlands on the German border both locations have been evacuated as investigations are under way the Dutch national coordinator for counter terrorism and security says is monitoring the situation over the last several weeks seven mail bombs have been delivered to hotels car dealers and gas stations in addition to another one to an A. B. N. amro branch but none of those went off no arrests have been made for NPR news I'm teri Schultz I'm David Mattingly NPR news in Washington and on this Wednesday morning you are listening to Casey are W. I'm sherry Glaser good to have you here looking pretty good so far out on those Wednesday morning freeways we are dealing with Iraq in the east.
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"From NPR and KCRW. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced today, the green new deal will get a vote in the Senate. But NPR's Daniel Kurtz, Leibman reports the bills Senate sponsors calling in a way to sabotage the Bill without giving it hearings or debate McConnell frames. The decision to hold a vote not as a way to advance the democratic legislation. But as a way to make lawmakers weigh in on it, we're going to be voting on that in the Senate give everybody an opportunity to go on record. And they feel. About the green new deal. New York Representative Alexandria, ocasio Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey unveiled the non-binding resolution last week it calls for drastically cutting carbon emissions while overhauling large swaths of the economy in the process. Climate advocates say grand scale changes are needed the critics of the green new deal, including some climate experts say it's unrealistic and lacking in specifics, Danielle Kurt Slaven NPR news, President Trump's nominee to lead the Justice department. William bar is moving one step closer to confirmation. NPR's Ryan, Lucas explained senators today advanced bars nomination for a final confirmation vote. The fifty five to forty four procedural votes sets up bar for his final confirmation vote on the Senate floor. Three Democrats Joe Manchin, Doug Jones and Kirstin cinema joined Republicans in support of bar Republican Senator rand Paul. Meanwhile, voted against him if confirmed this would be bars second stint in charge of the Justice department. He previously served. As attorney general in the George H W Bush administration. Democrats have concerns about how far will handle special counsel? Robert Muller's Russia investigation bar has pledged to make public as much of Muller's final report as possible, but he has refused to promise to release the full report. The Senate is likely to vote on bars confirmation later this week Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington..
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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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"Team and turns thirty. Two years old news is next Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman the White House says the, US government has deported to Germany a former guard at a concentration camp in Nazi occupied Poland Yawkey paulie is. Ninety five years old he obtained. US citizenship and lived in New York City that you was. Citizenship has been stripped New York Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer says the US has taken the right action he's a war criminal he didn't. Deserve to live in the. United States he doesn't deserve to die in the United States Polly's future in Germany is not clear jurors will. Resume deliberations for a fourth day today in. The trial of Paul Manafort NPR's Ryan Lucas says the former Trump, campaign chairman faces Bank and. Tax fraud charges the jury? Of six men and six women must decide on all eighteen counts the government has brought against Manafort there's no timeline for. Them to finish, the task. Judge TSL's the. Third has told. Them to take as little or as much time as. They need to weigh the evidence and decide on a verdict and. There is a lot Lot of material to consider the government. Presented twenty-seven witnesses and nearly four hundred exhibits in making its case manafort's defense team in contrast did not. Present any witnesses, instead they argue that the government has failed to meet. The burden of proof. Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington there's a close race. For governor in Alaska's primary today former state Senator. Mike Dunleavy and former Lieutenant governor Mead, Treadwell are among several candidates former US Senator Mark baggage is unopposed for the democratic nomination incumbent governor Bill Walker is an independent Wyoming, voters will decide among six Republican candidates in their primary election today the front runners appear to be the state. Treasurer and multimillionaire Wyoming public radio's. Bob Beck has more he weekend poll shows that state treasurer. Mark Gordon holds a six percent lead over conservative millionaire foster freeze in Wyoming's primary freeze who spent over a million dollars in television and. Radio ads which is twice As much as Gordon freeze his picked up thirteen percent of the vote since June Gordon is still the. Front runner despite some negative, attack ads accusing him of. Supporting, liberal causes and some democratic candidates China attorney Harriet Hagman and businessman Sam Gallia, does say they, are. In striking distance noting that fifteen percent of the voters. Say they are undecided the winner will likely face democrat Mary thrown in the general. Election for NPR news I'm Bob back in Laramie Microsoft says it has taken down eighty four websites in the past two years that are linked to Russian intelligence operators. Microsoft. Officials believe Russian saboteurs created sites related to US conservative groups that, focus on. Public, policy and on the US Senate they say the activity. Has increased ahead of this year's US midterm elections Microsoft says it's not clear the hackers were successful Russian officials are rejecting Microsoft's allegations of cyber-attacks you're, listening to NPR From news good, morning I'm Brian watt the Alameda County, public defender's office says. The county sheriff's office illegally recorded a conversation between a juvenile suspect and his attorney. Reporting in the chronicle also. Reveals a conversation between two sheriff's officials captured on video that shows that the practice could be routine the paper says. The allegations have prompted the sheriff's office to open an, internal investigation and the Alameda County DA has thrown out the case, that involved the illegal recording of the juvenile according to a spokeswoman for. The DA's office they're reviewing. Every juvenile criminal case. Submitted by the sheriff's. Office this year in, light of the incident In San Francisco mayor London breed says she's disappointed. In the leadership at San Francisco municipal transportation agency in a letter. Sent to the head of SF MTA yesterday breed ticked off problem she saw with the agency since she's taken office among them, the bus. Service on Muny this summer it's been plagued by shortage, of bus drivers. It's led. To significant delays. In its system San Francisco Examiner reporter Joe FitzGerald Rodriguez every day you know the whole transportation agency has different needs drivers need to go here or there you need more train operators or more bus operators on the train department falls flat you can't. Get those operators that you already have where you need them Muny is moving about seventy part time bus operators to full time but Rodriguez says that still leaves about four.
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"Live from. NPR news in, Washington I'm Nora raum Rick gates is testifying. For a second day in the trial of, former Trump campaign chairman Paul, Manafort gates was, manafort's longtime deputy NPR's Ryan Lucas is covering, the. Trial and Alexandria Virginia he, reports gates said today he spent years disguising millions of. Dollars in foreign income so. Manafort could avoid taxes he talked about creating loan documents for, loans that didn't exist talked about how he had foreign Bank accounts from. Bookkeepers and, tax accountants and ultimately the US government talked about wiring money to businesses in the in the US from, secret Bank accounts overseas and he talked about how he did all of this. At Paul, manafort's direction NPR's Ryan Lucas manafort's defense attorneys are attempting to blame gates for any wrongdoing Republicans in Kansas are voting today on their choice to run. For governor in November President Trump is not endorsing, the incumbent Jeff Collier but in Stead supports Kansas secretary of state Chris Kobuk for member. Station k. c., you are Celia yo pass Jefferson reports both. Men are conservatives but call your bagged endorsements, that signal a more traditional, establishment backing like. One time presidential nominee Bob Dole a Republican, from. Kansas co Bach is Trump's, ally on voter fraud he helped stare Trump's short-lived voter. Fraud commission some polls put. Kobuk in the lead call your has tried using his opponents, legal was against him coke was fined and held in contempt as part. Of a, federal court case he lost in June over blocking tens of thousands of people from registering to vote for, NPR news I'm silly opus Jepson into Pika primaries are also being held today. In Missouri, Michigan and Washington in a special election in Ohio voters are selecting the next person to represent the twelfth congressional district that has been held by Republicans. For decades polls show a tightening race between Republican, Troy Balderstone And democrat Danny O'Connor the Mendocino complex fires in northern California are blackening more land than any wildfire in the state's history within. Three hundred ninety two hundred ninety thousand acres Reverend public, radio's April Ehrlich reports the Mendocino complex fires are growing rapidly in three, rural counties one hundred miles north of San Francisco fire officials have evacuated entire towns Cal fire spokesman Ron Oatman. Says these massive fires are burning. Through diverse stretch of. Terrain such a large area that we're looking at, everything from shields to rolling hills to steep rugged terrain to trees grass, brush is everything be out there is out there these fires are burning in largely rural forces areas so. They haven't destroyed nearly as many homes. As the deadly car fire which. Is still burning to the north that fire has destroyed more than one. Thousand homes for NPR. News I eight pro Ehrlich on Wall Street the SNP is up twelve points you're listening to NPR news from Washington from k., q. e.. D. news I'm Tiffany Cam high a south bay group is pushing back against the San Jose police officers association's efforts to. Oust the city's independent police Auditor. Kick Peter Jon Shuler reports at a. News conference Monday people acting in. Community together or. Packed said the Union's campaign against auditor errands answer is undermining grassroots efforts, to expand police oversight volunteer pack leader Frank Richardson says he's seen no compelling.
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"Get to, work About the lane split everything that I'm Tiffany. Cam high motorcyclist and lane splitter hear more on this controversial practice coming up, on morning edition We'll bring you that report at. Six twenty three stay with us it's coming up here on Sunny skies and breezy afternoon with Hayes. In areas of smoke once again. We'll have highs from the upper. Sixties to the mid nineties it's now seven minutes past six it's morning, edition. From NPR, news I'm Noel king in Washington DC and I'm David Greene in Culver City California good morning prosecutors, car called, their star witness to the stand yesterday in the. Trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort Rick gates is manafort's former. Deputy and business partner he is now testifying against Manafort who faces, Bank, and tax fraud charges NPR's Ryan Lucas. Has been in court covering this trial in Alexandria Virginia and he joins us, Ryan good morning so can we just remind people Manafort chaired Trump's campaign in two. Thousand sixteen but all this is dating back? To, a much earlier time his own business dealings but what was he doing that former life well this is when he. Was working as a political consultant and lobbyist in Ukraine for a pro Russian political party there and this. Is, work that he did from about two thousand five to around two. Thousand fifteen or so okay So gates is former associate is there testifying yesterday against him, what what exactly did this former associates say well gates says. That he, began working for Manafort in around two thousand six and over. A decade or so he became. Manafort's right hand man essentially they. Talked on the phone text of the Email all the time constant contact, engaged, told jurors, yesterday that he conspired with Manafort in committed crimes with him he says that he helped Manafort falsify, tax returns, he did so at manafort's direction he said gates. Also says that they misled accountants and bookkeepers they hid millions of dollars. In secret income that Manafort had in secret foreign Bank accounts and, they, did this gates says so that Manafort. Would have to pay less in taxes okay so he's saying a lot about, Manafort the fact that he came into that courtroom just reading about it right it. Sounds like it was one of those movie? Moments, where a witness comes in everyone is gasping was it that dramatic well it was in a sense you know we. Were told earlier in the day yesterday that gates would take the stand and yet still there was this. Gas Space in the courtroom from members of? The, public when the government actually called him in tax and Bank fraud trials generally pretty dry affairs and this. Testimony from gates is this trials. Moment, of high drama so you have gates and Manafort who worked closely. Together for years they were actually indicted together and then yesterday gates walks into the courtroom. Clean-shaven wearing a blue suit yellow tie he raises. His right hand and takes the. Oath to testify against his former boss and then up on. The stand gates did not look at Manafort at all Manafort had laser like focus on, gates the whole time however giving, him like the evil lies he's right right and while. Gates. Is testifying against Manafort he did say at one point that Manafort is the most politically brilliant strategists that, he's. Ever worked with so I wonder if this came up yesterday how gates got here. I mean there's, testifying under a plea? Deal, he he was indicted as. You said, with Manafort but he made a deal with prosecutors that's right gates pleaded guilty in February two making false statements and And? Conspiracy, in that plea deal with the government includes the possibility of a reduced prison sentence he loses that possibility if he lies when he's up on the witness stand yesterday in court he acknowledged crimes that he'd. Committed on his own behalf as well he says that he'd misled. A mortgage company and a credit card company and he also said. That he embezzled hundreds of. Thousands of dollars from Paul Manafort by filing false expense claims and it's, no coincidence. Here that manafort's attorneys have made Rick gates the centerpiece of their defense strategy they, want to put Rick gates on trial here they've placed the brunt of the. Blame for manafort's troubles on gates they say he abused, manafort's, trust they say he stole from. Him and, agreed. To cooperate with prosecutors when he got, caught and now he's he's agreeing he's cooperating in order to save his own skin essentially and that's going. To be essentially the defense argument I mean, this is only just. Begun right I mean wasn't on the stand. For something like an hour yesterday so what happens, today is this gets going again well. He was. On the stand for about an hour and a half Two? Hours yesterday, so yes he will be back in court on the. Stand for several more hours of testimony today the? Government, has said they expect to continue for about three hours with him That will then turn to cross examination from from the defense, now jurors have heard testimony from manafort's accountants and bookkeepers, seen Bank documents they've. Seen emails, other evidence to support the government's charges now what the government, wants from gates is for him to. Cooperate corroborate that and get to the question of. Manafort's intent what Manafort was, thinking so yes we're going to hear the end of question from the government then. It will, be the. Defenses, turn that. Could be a very uncomfortable experience for gates because as I said earlier the defense is trying to pin all of the blame for manafort's troubles on gates NPR's Ryan Lucas Ryan thanks. Thank you could the president hire. And fire civil servants at will that question is at the heart of a concept that's. Likely to, come up often at supreme court nominee Brett Kavanagh's confirmation hearings this fall NPR's Legal Affairs. Correspondent Nina totenberg has the story Donald Trump made a career hiring in fire Hiring people. Like Gary Busey on.
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"Investigators will use all the leverage that they can come up with to try to get going to flip rudy giuliani is newish to the president's legal team is this reflecting a new strategy giuliani is certainly taking a more public and more publicly aggressive stance in his criticism of special counsel robert muller and his investigation one big outstanding question at the moment is whether the president will indeed sit down for an interview with muller's team negotiations over that have been going on for a long time giuliani says that as of now he's inclined to tell the president not to do the interview he says it could be perjury trap but giuliani also says he's not shutting the door on this at this point he's still open to a possible compromise that's npr's ryan lucas ryan thank you thank you the news that donald trump repaid his attorney for hush money given to stormy daniels carries legal considerations for the president it also carries political considerations how will the public respond to the president acknowledging that he bankrolled a payment to a porn star to buy her silence npr's scott horsely joins us now from the white house to talk about that hey scott i may lose there's a huge irony inherent all of this i got a note what began as an effort apparently to silence trump's accuser has wound up giving her a huge megaphone i mean what are the politics of this house the way house playing this you're absolutely right uses the payoff was first reported by the wall street journal back in january this story has practically been on continuous loop on cable tv the supposed hush money in effect just bought daniels and her attorney one hundred thirty thousand dollars soapbox but when you look at the polling numbers it's hard to see that it's really made a lot of difference the president's approval rating in the gallup poll right now's around forty two percent that's actually a little higher than it was when the story broke four months ago and it's been bouncing around in a pretty narrow range rudy giuliani explained that the payment to daniels was supposed to prevent this from say coming out just on the eve of the last presidential debate but you know the access hollywood tape came out on the eve of the.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union your credit health is so much more than a score that's why they help you stay on top of it protected and understand it get your report and more at trans union dot com slash npr live from npr news in washington i'm nora raum the justice department has provided congress with copies of notes taken by former fbi director james comey about conversations he had with president trump before he was fired npr's ryan lucas reports the president had told komi he had concerns about michael flynn the national security advisor at the time one discussion in particular stood out for me and that was a conversation that he had komi had with the president about the president's first national security adviser michael flip and komi relates this anecdote from after the election which trump says a foreign leader had called to congratulate him on his win but flynn had scheduled the call for several days after this leader i called and the president thought that this was far too long to wait in his view in comas that trump pointed his fingers at his own head and said this guy has serious judgment issues according to come his notes the president asked komi to end an investigation into flynn president trump has tweeted the memo show there was no collusion and no obstruction teachers and arizona have voted to go on strike next week to demand more spending on public schools the walkout is to begin thursday this follows weeks of protests high school students across the country are expected to walk out of class today to call for stricter gun laws thousands of students in the atlanta area plan to join the protest as georgia public broadcasting's emily cureton reports activism is encouraged at some schools and punished and others one public school in dekalb county is cancelling class for most of the day to host speakers on gun violence art dedicated to victims and a voter registration booth but other organizers are encouraging students to skip class altogether and march on the state capital rather than risk punishment at school hundreds of georgia high school students got a day of tension for walking out last month last week brazilian gun manufacturer announced plans for a twenty two million dollar factory.
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"Thanks for keeping up with all of it for us ryan lucas covers the justice department for npr thanks so much okay students from around the country are walking out of school again today in protests this is the third student led demonstrations since the shooting that killed seventeen at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida that tragedy of course reignited a national debate over gun laws now picking today for a walkout not at all random it has been nineteen years since the mass shooting at columbine high school the students who are protesting today won't remember that day though most of them were not born yet all right david schaper joins us now npr's correspondent from chicago so david you have gone out and spoken to folks around the city of about this walkout what's exactly going to happen will around chicago there's not nearly as many schools actively participating as did so back on march fourteenth where there is the the first major school related demonstrations gun violence some schools in the area are even warning students in parents that there may be some disciplinary action for students who walk out there's a student organizer in suburban naperville who's a bit worried that there's an effort by those who use this day april twentieth four twenty to celebrate marijuana and push for legalization that that might steal some of the thunder of the anti gun violence marches here but in the city itself there are several high schools students at those high schools who plan to walk out they're gonna meet up at a rally downtown later in the day but again it's really not expected to be as big as the one last month i didn't check in with one elementary school though that is taking part in a big way this is charles hunt henderson elementary school in the englewood neighborhood on the city's sell side and these are students who they do these lockdown drills like everyone else but but a parkland or sandy hook shooting doesn't worry them much because really there everyday reality is much more frightening people have to know that things like parkland columbine are these isolated incidents that are horrified but that kind of horror for some people is an everyday reality is dion mcgill he's a former teacher who dow is an educator for a group called the illinois council against handgun violence and implement school based anti violence programs in over the past couple.
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"From npr news in washington i'm lakshmi saying a secret fourpage memo containing classified information is becoming a rallying cry for republicans who accused the fbi of being part of the deep state intent on undermining president trump and peers ryan luca says it because of its classify content that those the memo's author house intelligence committee chairman devon nunez is making the document available at this time solely to members of congress republicans who say they've seen it say the details are alarming because it's classified we will know what's in it but what they have done is talked about a potential abuses by the obama administration with the obama administration of beyond justice department in what they say is a surveillance of the trump campaign democrats call the newness memo another week attempted discrediting special counsel robert muller's investigation into russia's interference in the election german chancellor angela merkel is criticizing which he views as growing isolationism in the world that an economic forum in davos mirko call for more multilateral solutions to global problems here's in pierce harasser haughty nelson it was the first time in three years unload mackel appeared at the international forum in switzerland which he used as a platform to push for global unity she told the delegates there is too much national egoism in the world and complained about too many countries having a polarized atmosphere including germany the chancellor cited the paris climate deal as an example of how international cooperation can work and lamented the fact the us declined to joined that agreement this is npr joe mcconnell is here with the question can you commute to work by nine o'clock well in why be so a little bit late in santa rosa if there is a serious crash one reported one one south at the top road exit although the northbound side is where the biggest slowdown is and 580 richmond eastbound near central avenue it's a minor injury involved in this motorcyclist down in the left lane were traffic had been moving just fine so there's a bit of more of a slowdown heading toward eighty eighty itself westbound slow from about cutting boulevard and sell it all the bit out of the baybridge after that behind it it's not that joe mcconnell for kqed all there.
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"A sanctuary state mal death the latino civil rights group called hohmann 's comments unhinged vitriol and said the acting ice director should be rejected when he comes up for senate confirmation later this year john bernett npr news president trump is calling ex chief strategist steve bannon a former staffer who lost his mind after losing his job trump is responding to an upcoming book shedding an unflattering light on administration insiders as npr's ryan lucas reports the book quotes bannon is making especially harsh comments about donald junior betting calls treasonous the june 2016 meeting that donald jr the president's soninlaw jared kushner and campaign chairman paul manafort had at trump tower with a russian lawyer offering dirt on hillary clinton the meeting is under scrutiny by spa petrol counsel robert muller's russia investigation bannon says muller's team is quote going to crack done junior like an egg on national tv bannon's remarks published by the guardian newspaper are excerpts from fire and fury inside the trump white house by author michael wolff the book is based on interviews with administration officials and trump insiders and and lost his job as white house chief strategist in august he has since resumed working for the right wing website breitbart ryan lucas in washington this is npr news the president's voter commission has been dissolved citing a lack of cooperation by many states refusing to hand over information requested by the panel commission also faced a series of lawsuit including one that was filed by a member in virginia elections officials today plan to hold a random drawing to decide the winner of a house of delegates race democrats shelly simon's was declared the winner by one vote until a recount court last month determine the race was tie a win by simon's would force virginia delegates to share power if republican incumbent david yancey wins the gop retains its one vote majority in the state house more than twenty schools in the state of.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from go to meeting businesses count on go to meeting for simple reliable online meetings with nearly sixty million friction lists meeting supported each year go to meeting is where real work gets done at goto meeting dot com live from npr news in washington i'm lorry london the un general assembly has voted overwhelmingly to reject the trump administration's declaration of jerusalem as israel's capital as npr's michele kelemen reports the us says it will remember the vote when it considers aid packages for un member states and the world body us ambassador nikki haley says the vote won't make a difference on the ground the us has decided to move its embassy to jerusalem and won't back off despite the vote but she says the us will remember which he calls this attack in the general assembly we will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world's largest contribution to the united nations several countries expressed anger over the threats from haley and president trump turkey's foreign minister calls the us a bully and says un votes are not for sale the resolution describes jerusalem is a final status issue to be resolved through negotiations between israelis and palestinians michelle kelemen npr news the state department the deputy director of the fbi as back on capitol hill today as npr is ryan lucas tells us andrew mccabe is meeting behind closed doors with the house oversight and judiciary committee's committee members want to talk to makeba about the fbi's investigation into hillary clinton's use of a private email server the committees are conducting a joint investigation into decisions the fbi made in the course of the clinton probe as the number two official at the fbi mckay plays a key role overseeing the bureau's investigations democrats accuse house republicans of renewing their questions about the clinton matter to try to distract from special counsel robert muller's investigation into possible ties between the trump campaign and russia this is mccabe second appearance on the hill this week he spent some eight hours on tuesday testified before the house intelligence committee also behind closed doors ryan lucas npr news washington the uk government has given protected historic status to a former parking.
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"This is we can to defeat from npr news i'm scott simon president trump's national security advisor for twenty four days michael flynn is cooperating with the special counsel robert muller after pleading guilty to lying to the fbi this contacts with the russian ambassador anne pierce gestures reporter ryan lucas joins us in the studio ryan thanks so much for being with us mufflers what did you see in the records from general flynn's appearance yesterday at the federal courthouse struck me most will the court records provide a details on a series of conversations that flynn had with russian ambassador to the u s a man by the name of sergei kislyak and the phone calls between these two took place during the transition so after trump uh had won the election and he was that the president elect now some of the calls were december 22nd during which flaming kislyak discussed a pending un security resolution on uh on israeli settlements the other calls run december 29th those were about sanctions that the obama administration had just imposed on russia over its election hacking the flynn asked the ambassador not to retaliate eight to the sanctions and the obama administration had impose russia announced the day after the call that it would not retaliate and the president hadn't approving tweet saying i always knew vladimir putin was a smart guy right right um but perhaps the most important thing that we learned in these papers was that flynn consulted senior transition officials about these conversations with russian envoy at the time in in the case of the un resolution the court papers said that he was in in touch with a quote very senior member of the transition who directed flint's outreach and wigan we'll get to the question in that very senior member the transition team but but let's known first flynn as as pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi while he was national security advisor not to conspiring with the russians over anything showed a does this is the white house the trump white house right to see this as some kind of an exonerated uh not exactly know uh and you know white house special counsel tuykov yesterday detroit a distance the administration from flynn uh following the plea deal nias esperance charger right it's not conspiring with the russians but lying to the fbi.
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"His opponents were corrupt the constitution of rigged elections focusing on particular ethnic groups and setting them against other ethnic groups and country star lien womack stops by to talk about her new album and what it means to be a crossover artist i'm from texas and texans have a way of not so much categorising thank put things in mock says he now and and so i just wanted to make music making music our number here is aches seven seven eight might take you can tweet us at the take away stay with us on this following take away right after the headlines if you dare live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi sang president trump is venting his frustration over criminal charges filed against three of his campaign aides including his former chair paul manafort trump has previously call the fbi investigation into alleged russian collusion with his presidential campaign a witchhunt and a distraction from pursuing a job growth agenda and peers ryan lucas reports on some of the advice trump is getting reportedly chief of staff john kelly and some of the president's lawyers including ty cobb told him to kind of be cautious but i think from a political and pr our standpoint this is something that the president and the white house feels that they feel that they need to to respond to npr's ryan lucas the white house chief of staff is facing backlash for remarks fueling the national debate over confederate monuments in slavery and pierre's camilla dumb an oscar reports that last night john kelly he said.
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"Here is eight seven seven eight might take you can tweet us at the take away stay with us on this following take away right after the headlines if you dare live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi sang president trump is venting his frustration over criminal charges filed against three of his campaign aides including his former chair paul manafort trump has previously call the fbi investigation into alleged russian collusion with his presidential campaign a witchhunt and a distraction from pursuing a job growth agenda and peers ryan lucas reports on some of the advice trump is getting reportedly chief of staff john kelly and some of the president's lawyers including ty cobb told him to kind of be cautious but i think from a political and pr standpoint this is something that the president and the white house feels that they feel that they need to to respond to npr's ryan lucas the white house chief of staff is facing backlash for remarks fueling the national debate over confederate monuments in slavery and pierre's camilla dumb an oscar reports at last night john kelly said the civil war was caused by a lack of compromise acclaim historians have been swift to challenge in an interview on fox news kelly was asked about confederate monuments being removed he called it a mistake the lack of ability to compromise led to the civil war and the men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand in fact the.
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"Specifically the three scientists identified three key qian's cold period timeless and doubletime that are like the gears in a welloiled clock they keep everything in our bodies running on a carefully calibrated 24hour cycle a cycle that is now known to be crucial for health and wellbeing the research led to the whole field known as crono biology or corno medicine rob stein and pr news more than five years after the deadly attack on a us diplomatic compound in benghazi libya one of the suspected ringleaders is going on trial npr's ryan lucas has more the trial of aqua double cathala opens today in federal court in washington d c he has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and murder charges the us says abu qatada was one of the leaders of the attack on the american diplomatic post benghazi on september 11th two thousand twelve four americans were killed that night including ambassador christopher stevens in 2014 us special operations forces seized abu catala in a clandestine rate in libya is the only person facing trial for the benghazi attack legal experts say his case is likely to raise questions about due process and how the us interrogates terrorism suspects the trial is expected to last at least four weeks ryan lucas and pierre news washington you're listening to npr the house energy and commerce committee will consider extending the children's health insurance program known as chip there are taking up the bill days after the law authorising the program officially expired and peers allison kojak reports that at least one state has frozen new enrolments as it waits for congressional action most states have enough money to keep their chip programs going through the end of the year the program provides health insurance coverage to about nine million lowincome kids whose parents make too much money to qualify for medicaid but last month utah said it would stop enrolling new children in that states chip program until it's clear that the federal money would be there next year.
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"Live from npr news in washington on giles snyder president trump has wrapped up his campaign rally in phoenix arizona oba protesters remain on the streets television pictures show police using would appear to be smoke and tear gas in an effort to disperse the protestors trump's appearance was his first since the violence in charlottesville virginia and he returned to a familiar theme but the very dishonest media those people right up there with all the cow the president lashed out at the press for its portrayal of his response to what happened in charlottesville and he also held out the possibility of a pardon for joe are pyo the arizona sheriff convicted last month of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case jury but i'll make a prediction i think he's gonna be just fine okay trump says he did not issue the pardon in phoenix because he does not want to cause controversy the president is spending the night in phoenix he is scheduled to travel to renew nevada in the morning to speak at the american legion's national convention senate's investigators met tuesday with the head of the private investigation firm that compiled the dossier that alleged donald trump had ties with russia paris ryan lucas reports on why members of congress are interested in what glen simpson had to say simpson talked with senate judiciary committee staff behind closed doors tuesday the committee is not leading the russia investigation but lawmakers do want to know more about the dossier how it was drawn up in importantly who paid for it the document was leaked and published online in january simpson's firm hired a respected former british intelligence officer to compile the report.