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"Pause in the rises or they could accelerate but the only unlikely thing is for them to drop right now I'm Sean Carlson It's morning edition from NPR and WNYC We'll speak to a member of Ukraine's parliament about food insecurity in the country and abroad as a result of the Russian invasion A look at what's in this spending bill President Biden signed last week and quarterback in two time loser to the Giants in the Super Bowl Tom Brady has un retired It's Monday march 14th the news is next Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman negotiators for Ukraine and Russia are supposed to meet my video link today This would be their fourth round of talks They may discuss how to get badly needed food water and medicine to Ukrainian civilians under attack In Ukraine the situation is dire for hundreds of thousands of people living in the southern port city of Mario Paul The international committee of the Red Cross says Russia has incessantly bombed the city The IRC's Martin shreve says the Red Cross can not get emergency supplies to people They managed to help together with the Ukrainian Red Cross some of the medical stations provide first date However today the situation is such that they themselves are out of basics out of food out of water out of everything and they themselves have to scramble for their lives The UN's high commissioner for refugees says nearly 2.7 million people have fled Ukraine since the war started President Biden is sending his national security adviser for talks with his Chinese counterpart today the meetings in Italy and PR's Windsor Johnston reports the meeting comes admit increasing concerns that China is amplifying Russian disinformation about the war The U.S. has accused China of spreading false rushing claims that Ukraine was running chemical and biological weapons labs with U.S. support National security adviser Jake Sullivan also told CNN the administration is watching closely to see if Beijing provides any form of material or economic support to Russia Large scale sanctions evasion efforts or support to Russia to backfill them we will not allow that and allow there to be a lifeline to Russia from these economic sanctions from any country The White House has expressed its frustration in recent weeks that China has not joined the international coalition pressuring Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington Government officials in Iraq summoned the Iranian ambassador the Iraqi officials have denounced Iran's launch of a series of missiles at the northern Iraqi city of Irbil NPR's Jason Bobby and reports these Iranian missiles landed near a U.S. consulate compound Iran's revolutionary guard has taken responsibility for the barrage of missiles that rain down on a residential neighborhood here State run media in Iran say the air strikes targeted Israeli Mossad agents and the assault was in retaliation for Israel killing two revolutionary guard members last week A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department says that the U.S. consulate compound was not hit and there's no indication that the attack was directed at the United States Iraq's National Security Council was called into an emergency session on Sunday to discuss the crisis The council denounced the air strikes as a violation of Iraq's sovereignty and vowed to press for a full explanation from Tehran Jason Bowie and NPR news erbil Iraq You're listening to NPR news from Washington And it's on double D when my C in New York good morning everybody I'm Sean Carlson We have delays on southbound four trains this hour On NJ transit the Mars Essex line is running limited service between south orange New York Penn station and Hoboken due to repairs from last week's windstorm The gladstone branch also remained suspended cross honoring is an effect on the routine valley in montclair Bhutan lines as well as NJ transit and private buses The New Jersey coastline is running with 20 minute delays today NYPD officials say a string of shootings involving homeless individuals may be related Police say they are searching for a man suspected of attacking multiple suspects who were sleeping on the streets in Washington D.C. and New York City killing two of his victims and injuring three others Two homeless men were shot in Manhattan early Saturday morning one of those men died Another shooting involves a homeless man happened last night but an officers could not say whether it was related New York City's wastewater holds clues for scientists about how the coronavirus might evolve That's the message John dennehy emphasized at a city council hearing on the city's wastewater surveillance program late last week Denny has a virologist at queens college who has been working to identify which variants of the virus are present in wastewater samples We've noted a few what we call cryptic variant that had been circulating in New York City wastewater probably chin the very beginning of the pandemic These so called cryptic variants have not shown up in human COVID tests but then he said that he thought they could give way to the next major strain that does circulate among New Yorkers Then he's lab received nearly $2 million in the federal spending bill passed last week to support training in the field of wastewater epidemiology New York City will break ground on 104 park projects this spring announcing the project's yesterday along with mayor Adams parks commissioner Sue Donahue said the focus will be on equitable and sustainable parks and that 62% of the new projects will be in underserved neighborhoods Donahue spoke at Saratoga spark park in bed Stein Brooklyn where she says the administration is upgrading a neighborhood playground that hasn't seen major improvements in more than 20 years Every community deserves a part they can be proud of And it shouldn't depend on what zip code or how much money you make The projects are expected to be completed by the summer of 2023 A nice day today great.
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"Are not in custody. US. Officials say they are believed to be in China. The head of the Justice Department's National security Division, John Dimmers, says Washington's message with this case is clear. Us, he says will not tolerate this kind of flagrant conduct on its shores. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington Eli Lilly has reached a deal with the federal government to provide 300,000 doses of the drug that's designed to keep people infected with covert 19 out of the hospital. NPR's Richard Harris reports. The drug is not yet available, though. A drug company says it's selling. It's medication to the federal government for more than $1200 a dose. It's a monoclonal antibody that's designed to neutralize the Corona virus. The federal government would distribute the drug at no cost, but it would be administered by infusion, which can cost hundreds of dollars even for people with insurance. The government hasn't said whether it has a plan to defray those costs. The company wants to limit use of the drug to people at high risk, such as older people and those with obesity. The New England Journal of Medicine, has just published more details about the experimental therapy. It's one of two being evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use. Richard Harris, NPR news airplane builder, Boeing cutting more jobs Amid a fall off and travel, the company says it will cut its work force roughly 130,000 employees by the end of next year. On Wall Street. The Dow fell 943 points. This is NPR. And this is WNBC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. New Yorkers are continuing to brave long wait times in order to cast their ballots on the Upper East Side, 67 year old Stephanie Udo stood in line for more than two hours. It was her third attempt to vote this week, she says. In some ways, the long lines are a good thing. I'm very enthusiastic about the lines. I think it's wonderful that we're all out here voting, but I think the board of Elections has to do a better job. Currently the neighborhoods only early voting location. Robert Wagner.
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"I'm Sean Carlson to dramas start streaming today, the trial of the Chicago Seven and what the Constitution means to me. Looking at both. W m. I see Sara Fish go finds connections and commonality there in this episode of Fish profiles. The new film, The Trial of the Chicago Seven, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin dramatizes with a distinguished cast that infamous five months stretch of courtroom proceedings. Following the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the one that saw anti yet no more activists confronted by police, the National Guard In that version of a divided America. They and thousands of others have been denied permits to assemble and protest. Curfew's in the city were enforced Violence on this long trial where the result that justice early in the film we learned with the U. S government has in mind as Attorney General John Mitchell frames the case against the protesters. They will be tried for conspiracy to cross state lines with intention to incite a riot. And Mitchell has other more nostalgic thoughts. There's such a thing as manners. I want to bring back matters. How about that? The America I grew up in? Will you help me? Mr Schultz? The America I grew up in It's one of the countless times in the movie. We hear words that echo the very heart of our current culture, law and order was a familiar phrase than to and demonizing media was a major tool. There's.
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"Mayor with Mayor de Blasio. The Brian Lehrer Show is tomorrow morning at 10 on 93.9 FM and am a 20. You can also ask your smart speaker to play W N. Y. C. The night rain is possible. Mostly cloudy through tonight. Love about 61 more rain possible tomorrow more So in the afternoon, we'll behind about 67 degrees tomorrow. Stay tuned. This is WNBC at 7 20. Support for NPR comes from member stations and from C three c three dot Ai ai software in Abel's organizations to use artificial intelligence at enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable business problems. Learn more at sea three dot ay ay. And Fidelity Wealth management, providing perspective on a client's entire financial picture, Investment minimum supply, Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC. It's all things considered on WN. Mitzi. I'm Sean Carlson. There is yet another twist in the wind the road to re opening New York City's public school system. In a surprise move today, Mayor De Blasio says there will be a staggered schedule for in person learning with only three K pre K on students in the special education district, known as District 75, starting on Monday. Elementary schools, including those that go through eighth grade, will start in person on September 29th and middle and high schools on October 1st. All other students start on Monday with instruction online. So after several changes and delays in the last two weeks, many school employees and families say their heads are spinning to make sense of the latest W and my C and Gotham is Jessica Gould and Sophia Chang. Join us now. Hello to you both high Haitian..
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"NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is travelling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, today, a city that scene days of protests over the police shooting of a 29 year old black man. Biden is expected to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, who was seriously wounded. President Trump was in Kenosha two days ago and met with law enforcement and some local officials and business owners. Federal prosecutors in Portland are filing new charges against a number of demonstrators in that city. Conrad Wilson with Oregon Public Broadcasting says nightly protests have been occurring in Portland for more than three months. The charges are connected to incidents that did not take place on federal property and did not involve threats to federal law enforcement personnel. Seattle resident was charged with civil disorder for allegedly using a slingshot during a protest to strike a Portland fire fighter with a ball bearing in July. In a separate case, the Portland woman was charged with civil disorder for allegedly throwing a helmeted, a Portland police officer who was making an arrest during a protest. Oregon's U. S attorney's office says it's the first time they've used the charge. The FBI investigated the incidents. Last week, the bureau announced they were dedicating more resource is to investigating criminal activity during the racial justice protests for NPR news. I'm Comrade Wilson in Portland. There were protests in Washington, D. C last night after police shot and killed an 18 year old black man they say was armed. This is NPR news. This is W and my seat in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. Budget watchdogs say Mayor De Blasio does not have to resort to extensive borrowing or laying off city employees in order to bounce the budget. W My sees Brigitte Bergen has more. The mayor says the city needs borrowing authority from the state or 22,000. City workers will be laid off to close a $1 billion deficit. There are even bigger gaps in the out years. Maria Duelists of the Citizens Budget Commission says a better option is to ask city workers and retirees to chip in for their healthcare premiums. Currently, they pay nothing and that is just starting early. In contrast, Employees in the private sector, but also state employees and federal employees working in Europe. State Union leaders say they've already produced health care savings and are urging state lawmakers to go back to Albany. Officials say they were able to decrease the number of people testing positive for covert 19 in Sunset Park. That's after the Brooklyn neighborhood experienced a jump in the number of cases last month. Recent city data show 1.3% of tests in the Brooklyn neighborhood came back positive. That's down for more than 4% a few weeks ago, Mayor De Blasio says they're now trying to do the same thing in Borough Park. We have seen an uptick. We're addressing it rapidly with more testing with more outreach Mohr free masks being provided reminders to folks how important it is to get tested reminders how important is to practice social distancing and the limit gatherings. Mayor says they're also sending more testing resource is to sound view in the Bronx, where a smaller percentage of people have been getting tested. Amusement park owners in Coney Island say their livelihood have been crushed this summer. Due to the pandemic. The New York City summertime mainstays have remained closed and there's no set date for their re opening. Gothamist, David Cruz says that puts owners in a tough spot. Course the bills will continue coming and the time that they would be generating all of their yearly income. These these critical months they're just gone. The owners of Luna Park and Dean O's Wonder Wheel Park have urged Governor Cuomo to allow them to reopen with safety measures in place. The governor's office has not responded to our request for comment about it and if and when that might happen. Coney Island is officially set to close for the season on September 26th. Today. We'll see some patchy fog.
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"Y C. I'm Sean Carlson. It has been a big week on the school's front. Mayor De Blasio said on Friday that it's full speed ahead for partial in person instruction at public schools starting on September 10th. The pressure campaign to delay opening is heating up, and teachers say their union is mobilizing for a potential strike the main concern that schools won't be ready to open safely. W My CI's Jessica Ghoul has been watching developments closely and she joins us now by Skype. Hey, Jessica. Good morning. Okay, so teachers told W. C and gothamist over the weekend that preparations for a strike are moving forward. Can you give us the latest on that? Yeah. So we know that the union the United Federation of Teachers, has two meetings scheduled. That's for today and tomorrow and we're told there's a strike authorization vote that might be coming. But while union officials confirm that those meetings are scheduled, they say there's no specific agenda yet. So they're saying that it's like putting a hold on the calendar or a save The date, you know to keep options open because the union is still negotiating with City Hall, and there's hope that the mayor will agree to delaying the start of school. Without a teacher strike. And the the idea of a potential strike. It's a big deal for two reasons. If the seizures union did strike as we've been saying it would be the first time since 1975 that that happened. Andi. Also it's technically against the law for them to do that, right? Yeah, There's a 1967 law called the Taylor Law, and it bars New York City public employees New York and Pope public employees from striking my colleague Liz Kim. Economist You just heard from. She looked at the history and she says the last time this happened, the union president had to spend three nights in jail and there were also big fines s. Oh, it's a political risk as well. It's not clear the public would support teachers refusing to go back to work. You know when the city is struggling, Tio recover from the pandemic, and the teachers aren't alone here, right? The principal's union has been calling for a delay. What are their concerns? They have a lot of them. One of the principles concerns actually relates to a new agreement between the city and the teachers, which is, you know, under this hybrid plant teachers have been worried about having to do double duty between remote and in person classes, and this new agreement says. In most cases, teachers won't be asked to cover both. What a bunch of principles told me they're really stumped by this because they don't have enough teachers to make it all work. Okay, But the mayor does say that he's dispatching thousands of substitute teachers. I also central office staff to fill those gaps, right. Right, but principal say they haven't heard the names of who's coming. They haven't gotten any details and time is running out on DH. There are other things they're worried about. I've heard from principles or who are still waiting for their ventilation systems to be fixed. They have to bring on new nurses. They're supposed to collect and redistribute all those ipads from last spring. And that's a huge undertaking. Especially because I've heard some of those ipads have ended up on eBay and in pawn shops. Really? Yeah. So you know in on top of that they also have to train teachers on these new safety protocols like taking students, temperatures and you know how arrival and dismissal will work to stagger kids for social distancing. And then last week, I heard that there is still no bus contracts. S o hundreds of thousands of students, especially students with disabilities. It's unclear how they're even going to get to school. So okay, Jessica. We spent a lot of time talking about what the teachers are saying. What the principles we're saying. We hear from parents as well. What are the students themselves, saying and thinking about all this? Yeah, the students. I've talked to her split. You know, Some have signed petitions saying they want to go all remote. But there are also lots of kids who desperately want to go back to school as soon as they can. You know, they miss their friends. They miss the structure. Remote Learning hasn't worked for them, so there are a lot of reasons and all along, you know, Mayor De Blasio has said This is why he's pushing so hard for school to reopen because he's concerned about these students and their families. Of course, you know that's complicated, too. I talked to a rising senior over the weekend, and she's worried about her grades and doing her college applications, so she really wants to go back to school in person. But she also has really bad asthma. And so she's concerned about that. Yeah, well, there's a lot of anxiety out there on it. Sounds like it's going to be another busy week. Jessica Gould is w my sees education reporter. Thank you so much, Jessica. Thanks, John. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noelle King and I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. Wisconsin's Democratic governor Tony Evers, has called lawmakers back into the capital in Madison today wants to address police reform. This special session comes after a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot Jacob Blake, a black man multiple times in the back. Blake's father, Jacob, like senior, has been demanding systemic change. We're going to the top young. We're going big legislation happen because that's the only thing That they recognize how likely is new legislation? Well, Laurel White covers the state Capitol for Wisconsin Public radio, and she's on the line. Good morning. Good morning, so the governor has called back lawmakers into special session. But what does he want them to do? So he wants them to take up nine different bills that he introduced earlier this summer in response to black lives matter protests they would do things like band police use of chokeholds band no knock warrants. And create a variety of standards for use of force in Wisconsin, so annual training requirements for use of force for officers statewide use of force database to track incidents and statewide standards for all police departments to implement But I just want to remember a bit of recent history here. Wisconsin had an election in 2018. Democrats did really well, but Republicans had drawn the district's so they got to keep the Legislature even while losing a lot of votes. Now the Democratic governors asking Republicans Toe act do they want to? They don't so they were pretty quick to push back on the governor's special session, Carl. Essentially, they're saying that they need more time to look at proposals both the governor's proposals and to craft their own. Um, they say that this is something that they don't want to address superficially that you know there. There needs to be some deliberate attention paid to it. They're saying that the governor's call is kind of disingenuous and partisan because he hasn't tried to work with them to create bipartisan proposals. The governors come back is that he believes the pro proposals are bipartisan. Haven't Republicans come out with their own proposals that arm or on the line of protecting police? They are, so we got some more details. Late last week, the Senate majority leader, in particular, put out a proposal something he said he wanted included in the package of Bill's whenever it was considered. It would actually increased penalties for violence against police officers. He says that that's something that's needed in Wisconsin, after seeing what's happened in Kenosha over the past week or so, and they're also speaking up about this movement to defund the police, which typically means reducing police budgets, right..
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"Tenancy in put together one and, you know, we found out about all of these just through various social media. Handles and promoters. And that one was wonderful. One of the chance that we said was Change starts here at home that felt very important to be out and use your body and a way that we felt safe and honestly, everyone was Wearing masks than keeping apart even in a big crowd, And that has to be the last word. I apologize, Ryan, but thank you for that story. Thank you all for your really beautiful stories of Deciding to go out and protest for the first time despite the unknown risks. Of the pandemic Brain, Laurent WN y Seymour to come. We'll continue our summer Friday special after the break when we'll hear your stories of being an immigrant in the year of Covert and George Floyd also from callers who have left city life during the pandemics and things you bought and stop buying during locked down. But first it's the latest news. Live right now from the W. N B C news from Hi, Brian. Good morning. I am Sean Carlson from the W and my senior's room. Some residents in Queens are still without power after an outage early this morning. Con Ed says there's no electricity in the area around Middle Village and mass path for about 3400 customers. They have not yet determined. The cause. It comes after much of Upper Manhattan has lost power at about 5 15 this morning. Cruiser stored power about half an hour later. Utility says it's investigating a problem with their transmission system. In that incident, 126,000 customers in New York City in Westchester are still without power following Tropical Storm Lisa Yes. Kind of says they expect the vast majority will have it restored by Sunday afternoon, though son won't get it back until early next week. That my PT paid at least one informant to embed with recent protests against discriminatory policing. That's according to federal prosecutors, who charged a 24 year old protester with sabotaging a police van in July. They say the NYPD paid informant to befriend the protester. Gothamist reporter Jake often, Heart says that apartment commonly uses informants and has surveilled black lives matter Protests in the past, he says, This latest disclosure raises more questions. How many informants are out there or how long we've been out there? Are they targeting specific people, or they're talking to activists. Waiting to find someone who ah might be considering committing a crime. Civil rights groups say they pay informants and or civil rights groups say paid informants are incentivized to encourage their targets to commit crimes. The NYPD has not responded to a request for comment on that. NYPD has ordered police officers to comply with investigations by the civilian Complaint Review Board into alleged officer misconduct. Police have refused to provide testimony as to the boards since April. Gotham's David Cruz says officers are supposed to be interviewed remotely due to the pandemic, but that police union said the process was unfair because it didn't allow officers to consult with their attorneys. They had stonewalled the C C R B for that reason alone, even though the chair of the C C R B Fred Davey had said that they had negotiated in good faith with the NYPD to develop such a system. C C. R B says it has to interview with East 900 officers and should take 12 weeks to clear the backlog. Those looking to enjoy a weekend at some of New Jersey's best known lakes might want to rethink those plans. The state's Department of Environmental Protection has flagged several lakes for risk of harmful algae blooms, including Lake, Pat Kahn and Greenwood Lake. Dr Mayan wuss that he's aquatic ecology at Montclair State University. She says runoff from big storms can help feed the blooms already spotted at several lakes. In New Jersey. We have a lot of town and still have come by to overflow system so when the precipitation is greater than the capacity of one.
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"In a statement, the NYPD said the young woman was arrested after allegedly damaging police surveillance cameras. But Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters it was handled poorly. That was not the time and place to effectuate that arrest. Given this atmosphere that we're dealing with in our country and the really concerns people have. It just didn't make sense. It made sense to do it in a situation it was clearly not in the middle of an ongoing protests. De Blasio says Only local police were involved in the arrest. Brian Man NPR news. All of the major indices closed higher today. On Wall Street. The Dow was up 160 points. The NASDAQ composite up 1 40 You're listening to NPR news in Washington. And this is WNBC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson. As you've been hearing viral video taken in Manhattan yesterday showed a protester being put into an unmarked van by plain clothes officers but the NYPD he later confirmed their officers were involved. W why she's Glen Hogan reports. The New York City Police Department confirmed the woman was detained for damaging five police cameras near City Hall earlier in the month. But activists who witnessed the arrest said it felt like a kidnapping. Responding to the incident, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would talk to the police commissioner, I think it was the wrong time and the wrong place to effectuate that arrest. The arrest, as I understand it so far was for damaging police property. I want to affirm very clearly you. No one is allowed to damage police property. The young woman was released several hours later with a ticket for criminal mischief and graffiti. A federal judge has ruled in favor of New Jersey's Immigration Trust directive. The rule often referred to is making New Jersey is so called Sanctuary State. The judge dismissed a lawsuit from Ocean and Kate May counties. Officials in the two counties had argued that federal immigration law preempted the state directive, which limits how local law enforcement can help federal authorities with immigration enforcement. The rule forbids local police from calling immigration and customs enforcement if a suspected undocumented immigrant is released from jail on a low level charge. State officials say this directive makes immigrants more likely to cooperate with police and report crimes. New York City's natural areas are popular destinations for greenery and recreation during the pandemic, But they're also losing funding city recently cut 14% of the budget for city parks. New York Times reporter and Barnard says that could have long term effects for those areas and their surrounding communities. Ah trail gets eroded and covered with literature, and people stopped using it that can lead it's become a place that's less safe, where people feel less comfortable, and it can take time to remove that impression. The city has eliminated seasonal positions for park workers.
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"This is W. NYC I'm Sean Carlson rain likely through the early morning hours with fog the temperature rising in fact about fifty five overnight gusts up to about twenty eight miles an hour and then today Tuesday rain the likely mostly in the morning otherwise patchy fog today cloudy skies with a high near fifty eight W. N. Y. C. M. H. D. and E. in New York good morning only a few presidents of ever face this moment house leaders reveal proposed articles of impeachment this morning how broad or narrow the charges be its morning edition from NPR news the presidents of Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a ceasefire I'm Mitchell Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep the war as the backdrop of impeachment president trump withheld Ukraine's military aid while pushing to smear Democrats also what drives Attorney General William Barr and investigation dismissed claims of bias in the FBI bar disputed those findings backing president trump's version of events it is Tuesday December tenth fifty five years ago in nineteen sixty four Martin Luther king accepted the Nobel Peace Prize the news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm David Mattingly later today house Democrats are expected to announce two articles of impeachment against president trump abuse of power and obstruction of justice this follows closed door testimony and a series of hearings in the house intelligence committee and two more public hearings in the house Judiciary Committee focusing on trump's July phone call with president of Ukraine there is a constitutional remedy for president undermines our national security and our elections who puts his own interests before those of the country that remedy is impeachment that's your Disher committee chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York at yesterday's hearing on Capitol Hill at the White House president trump repeated his characterization of the impeachment hearings as a disgrace into disgrace to our country is a hoax and it should never ever be allowed to happen again the justice department's inspector general says he found no political bias in the origins of the FBI's investigation into president trump and Russia but Michael Horowitz also details serious flaws with the investigation congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a defense bill NPR's Giles Snyder says it includes twelve weeks of paid family leave for all civilian employees of the federal government several provisions of the house passed version didn't make it into the deal announced by the leaders of the house and Senate armed services committees but the family leave provision represents a democratic victory the benefit expansion for the federal work force was included along side president trump's desire to create a space force compromise also includes the largest military pay raise in a decade three point one percent pay hike for the troops Congress is expected to give the measure final passage before the Christmas break trial Snyder NPR news Washington a man accused of killing three people and injuring nine others had a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver Abigail back man with member station K. RCC says the shooting in Colorado springs occurred in twenty fifteen Robert dearest facing sixty eight federal charges including using violence to prevent others from receiving reproductive health care services as well as several weapons charges officials say the decision was made to charge dear before the five year statute of limitations expires federal court documents say dear intended to quote wage war on the clinic because it offered abortion services he was armed with a dozen guns more than five hundred rounds of ammunition and several propane tanks these new charges are in addition to the one hundred seventy nine counts against him at the state level that case remains in legal limbo though as dear has been deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial multiple times for NPR news I'm Abigail Backman in Colorado springs Wall Street futures are on the downside this morning Dow futures are off ninety four points this is NPR news from Washington officials in New Zealand say more than a half dozen people are still missing on white island following yesterday's volcanic eruption at least five people were killed in two dozen injured many remain hospitalized with burns the deputy police commissioner says search teams do not expect to locate additional survivors they've been searching by air conditions at the volcano remain too dangerous for teams to search by foot Australia's prime minister says those missing or from the royal Caribbean cruise ship ovation of the seas they've been part of a tour group there the U. N.'s highest court is convening today in the Netherlands to hear allegations of genocide in Myanmar against Muslim or hanga more than seven hundred thousand fled to neighboring Bangladesh after Myanmar's military began cracking down on the row hanga in August of twenty seventeen the BBC's Nick beak says the allegations include killings mass rapes and the burning of homes on this day twenty eight years ago Aung San Suu Kyi accepted the Nobel Peace Prize while under house arrest as a political prisoner today at the international court of justice she would listen to allegations that's on her watch me and mark committed the gravest of international crimes genocide if a full from grace is being hard to take in so too is a choice to defend in person anon me she doesn't control but traveling to the Hague to stand up for the country has been a popular move domestically in a predominantly Buddhist country whatever hinge of Muslims a widely despised that's the B. B. C.'s Nick beak.
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"Good morning I'm Sean Carlson it's been a busy week of impeachment news and there is more testimony expected in the coming weeks we'll catch up on all of it this morning also this hour we'll hear from David Rohde from the Christian broadcasting network about the evangelical response to president trump's decision to pull back troops from northern Syria and later we'll hear from Cornell university's elephant listening project which is using artificial intelligence and audio recorders in a bid to save forest elephants from imminent extinction we'll have those stories and more this hour it's Sunday October thirteenth twenty nineteen stay tuned the news is next live from NPR news in Washington on trial Snyder president trump says he's told Turkish officials say must not go too far in their offensive in Syria I've made clear to Turkey that if they do not meet their commitments including the protection of religious minorities and also watching over the ISIS prisoners that we capture we will impose a very swift strong and severe economic sanctions the president spoke last night at the annual values voter summit of religious conservatives in Washington the president has come under widespread criticism including from the Christian broadcasting network's Pat Robertson who said the president is in danger of losing the mandate to have a Turkey meanwhile dismissing the threat of US sanctions as it continues its military incursion in pairs Peter Kenyon reports that estimates of those displaced by the fighting are rising the Syrian observatory for human rights says Turkish backed forces seized new territory Sunday capturing parts of the town of salute about six miles from tele beyond you an estimate of displaced people in the tele beyond and Ross online areas in northern Syria now exceed one hundred thirty thousand you an office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs says as many as four hundred thousand civilians may soon be in need of aid and protection senior Turkish officials rejected the thread of American sanctions vowing to continue the fight to clear Syrian Kurdish militants away from the border France and Germany said they would cut arms sales to Turkey because of the operation Peter Kenyon NPR news margin Turkey voters in Louisiana have denied democratic governor John bell ad words and out right primary election victory Edwards did not top the fifty percent of the vote he needed yesterday forcing him into a runoff election next month pro democracy activists in Hong Kong confronted riot police around the city today with police in full riot gear chasing protesters through crowds of lunch time shoppers Anna Marie Evans reports that shoppers join protesters and taunting police escort in Aberdeen usually frequented by pensioners was filled mid afternoon today with an angry.
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"Good morning I'm Sean Carlson financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey apps team is how could a suicide happened in federal prison and what does this mean for many that users many of whom are still left open for justice there's a lot of talk in Washington about gun legislation after last week's shootings but it's still unclear if Congress will do anything we'll get the latest and later this hour will head to the def con conference in Las Vegas thousands of hackers descended on the city this weekend and one of the things on their list of crack voting equipment we'll see just how successful they were and more this hour it's Sunday August eleventh the news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm Giles Snyder York City mayor bill de Blasio says the apparent suicide of Jeffrey apps dean in federal custody does not mean that others involved in Epstein's alleged to sex trafficking operation are safe from prosecution while a lot of us want to know is what did he know how many other millionaires and billionaires were part of the illegal activities that he was engaged in well that information didn't all die with Jeffrey upstate that needs to be investigated to Las Vegas spoke to reporters and I'll with this week in where he joined other Democrats running for president Attorney General William Barr is ordered an investigation into abstains death saying it raises serious questions that must be answered residents of Dayton Ohio thing commemorating the loss of life in their city last weekend when a gunman opened fire in front of a popular barring killed nine people the Dayton Daily News says there was a moment of silence at the bar overnight it appears Bobby Allen reports residents of a meeting in public squares cafes and churches.
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"With Sean Carlson today show, what's happening? Well, there's some breaking news. Actually, at the moment, Brian astrology Twitter is blowing up right now on the news that you are a leader. I figured we should hit draw attention to that as people are paying attention, have always wanted to know what signing were and you know, there goes Facebook, taking a perfectly good, birth sign, you know with, with all this balance that I try to keep in my life. If throwing you off balance as I am completely thrown by this, and I want to know what the plural of that currency is going to be will. It be libra a collective plural, or will it be that you can trade libra 's, we will get our crack reporters on the case. The US is sending another one thousand troops to the mid east as its differences with Iran intensify the deployment of security forces and troops for additional surveillance, and intelligence gathering comes after Tehran announced that it won't comply any longer with the international nuclear deal. That keeps it from making nuclear weapons in recent days. Washington has accused Iran of attacking tankers near the Persian Gulf, but the Iranians deny responsibility. Hong Kong's leader. Carrie Lam has Apollo. Jobs for an extradition Bill that has set off massive protests there. She also said at a news conference today that she intends to finish her term as the city's chief executive suggesting she won't he calls for her to step down. Land has been the focus of criticism from many in Hong Kong for trying to push through legislation that would have allowed some suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. She said she wants a chance to quote do better. A task force graded by New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy is revealing information that is damaging to one of his political rivals. The group released a report yesterday, suggesting a company connected to south jersey, democratic leader George Norcross faked a plan to move out of state in order to receive tax incentives to remain in the state. Here's WNYC's Nancy Solomon, the important thing to understand, is this is a tax break program. That is trying to either green jobs, New Jersey or return jobs that are moving out of state. So that's why this is a critical component of the whole process, this idea of whether companies will really gonna leave New Jersey or were, they just finding a bogus place to say that they were moving out of New Jersey so they could get the tax break Norcross has sued to block the release of the report, but failed New York City's landmarks preservation commission is voting whether to give landmark status to six historic LGBTQ sites five of those sites are in Manhattan. They include the LGBT. Community center in the village and James Baldwin's, former home on the Upper West side, one site is in Staten Island, the former home of poet, Audrey Lord. If approved owners of the sights will be required to maintain buildings in good condition. Culinary writer. Molly O'Neill whose New York cookbook heralded. The ethnic cuisines found in neighborhoods all over the city died yesterday in Manhattan. Her family said, the cause was cancer, the New York Times, says O'neil ushered in an era of food, writing in the nineteen nineties, that was as much about journalism as deliciousness. She told WNYC in two thousand ten that were still trying to define what American food is we're a culture in search of cuisine, and we're getting closer and closer, the last ten years has been a gigantic leap forward before a young culture. Cuisines developed over thousands of years. Not a couple hundred Malia Neil with sixty six years old. It's going to.
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"It's all things considered on WNYC. I'm Sean Carlson in two thousand sixteen and seventeen New York City's department of education tested, every drinking. Fountain and water tap in the city's public schools for lead contamination. Eight percent of those outlets tested above the federal limit for lead in water WNYC. Brought you detailed coverage of that process. Now is testing all of the public drinking, fountains in parks, and playgrounds and joining us to talk about the results so far of that mestigation is WNYC's Christopher worth. Hey, Christopher hay. So the parks department has a pretty big task ahead of them here. Thirty five hundred drinking phones, the responsible for how far along are they in this process? The city started this testing around the beginning of may, and it said it would test all of these phones by June twenty-fourth now as of today, which is a week to go. It's only posted results for about two thousand of those fountains, so far, but the parks department has assured me it's on scheduled to complete this testing on schedule. So what have they found so far? So I just talking about the standard New York state uses a standard for lead in water. That was set by the Environmental Protection Agency, which is fifteen parts per billion of lead. In water as of this point roughly five percent of our drinking, fountains have tested above that limit. That's just over ninety fountains total, so far, there are twenty three that tested over one hundred and let me just give you a kind of a worst of list here. The three biggest defenders are in third place playground of the Americas at sixth avenue and west house in playground for small children, fountain. They're tested at five hundred thirty six point eight parts per billion. Second-place drinking fountain in central park near Lasker rink tested at six hundred forty one point two parts per billion. And in first place for worst drinking found for lead content Pelham bay park at orchard beach pavilion in the Bronx seven hundred sixty parts per billion. So you're throwing out these numbers six forty one seven sixty five thirty six and again, the standard is just fifteen. That's right in the protocol, here is those fountains are going to be closed remediated, then tested. Again, but many public health experts say that fifteen parts per billion. Standard is outdated. It's a rule that was established in nineteen Ninety-one. It's not a health based standard. The centers for disease control says that no level of lead exposure is safe and children and several states have adopted their own lower standards of five parts per billion for lead in water. So by that measure around twelve percent of our drinking, fountains, or just over two hundred thirty total are above that five parts per billion threshold. So that means theoretically fountain contests at, like fourteen of lead and still be news. Yes. If you go by what the American Academy of pediatrics has recommended for drinking fountains, in schools, which is nothing more than one parts per billion then more than half of our phones, failed by that metric, I can just imagine what some of our listeners are thinking right now. How can you find out if the fountain, they use in their area has been tested? Well, the parks department is using these blue stickers that some listeners may have seen drinking fans around the city. Many of them, read this water found has been tested, but those have caused some confusion among members of the public, and even among parks, employees. I've heard that sticker simply means a sample has been taken from found new does not mean that found has passed the test. The parks department is using different stickers for that. They'll either say temporarily out of order or this water fund has passed inspection. Now, if you want to go to your local found to see if it's been tested, yet, what the actual levels are in how they stand up against the different thresholds, that we've been talking about here, WNYC has put together a very handy map. Just go to WNYC dot ORG. Christopher thank you so much. Thank Sean WNYC's Christopher worth. The trial of a navy seal accused of war crimes got underway in San Diego today. Seal chief, Eddie Gallagher is charged with a number of violations related to his military service in.
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"Station. This is WNYC. Good morning. I'm Sean Carlson with a quick look at the forecast a very spring-like day today. It'll be sunny the high reaching about seventy two degrees this afternoon for tonight. A slight chance of showers. We could see some thunderstorms in there as well. Probably later this evening, mostly cloudy skies tonight. Lows in the mid fifties for tomorrow, Wednesday more showers possible probably in the early morning, otherwise it'll clear up through the day becoming sunny high near sixty seven Thursday, sunny skies, highs in the mid sixties on the next fresh air. No, we have divided in three hour kingdom. Glenda Jackson is now starring as King Lear on Broadway, Terry talks with the eighty two year old two time. Oscar winner about her life and career Jackson took twenty three years off from acting and spent two decades as a member of the British parliament, join us. Weekdays at two on ninety three point nine FM view NYC. The story of how lead paint made it into millions of US homes. Not only delayed industry know that this material and the products they were making dangerous, but they they created a marketing campaign to convince people that this product was safe and people of color paid the dearest price. I'm tansy Nevada. And that's next time on the takeaway, weekday afternoons at three on ninety three point nine FM. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm David Greene. A state of emergency is in effect in Sri Lanka. This is given the country's military powers not use since the civil war. There ended ten.
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"React. But I know that we as a community we're going to be there every step of the way, I know that there's going to be help for them to do shelter close. Whatever they need President Trump offered condolences to those who lost loved ones in the tornado and says FEMA will be there to help in the recovery effort national. Weather service says the tornado was part of a strong storm system that's been making its way across parts of Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker has left the department of Justice as NPR's Ryan Lucas tells us Whitaker's last day at DOJ was Saturday Whitaker was appointed acting attorney general in November after Jeff Sessions resigned under pressure from the White House. Democrats immediately challenged the legality of Whitaker's appointment because he was not confirmed by the Senate. They also questioned his independence from the White House, and whether he would somehow impede the special counsels Russia investigation in the end Whitaker led the Justice department for a little more than three months after Bill bar was confirmed by the Senate in February as the new attorney general Whitaker took on another job in the department. There was no immediate word on what Whitaker's next steps will be Ryan. Lucas NPR? News Washington SOX finished lower on Wall Street as investors are waiting for more details on reports the US and China are close to a trade deal. The Dow was down three quarters of a percent. This is NPR. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio Cortez opened her district office in queens today. WNYC's bridge Bergen report, she's balancing her national profile with constituent work with more than three million Twitter followers in proposals. Like, the green new deal shipping, national debates. There's another issue across your Cortez says she finds riveting fixing slow mail delivery for constituents in the Bronx. That is kind of riveting it's great to be able to be in a position where you know, just a few months ago. I was a normal constituent normal person in the Bronx frustrated that I couldn't get my packages and a year later, I'm able to pick up the phone and actually called the post office and bail say that they're on her offices on it with thirty three constituent cases. So far most related to immigration, a popular stretch of Rockaway beach that had to be closed last may do to have rose. Zhang could be reopened by the summer. That's if all goes, according to a new beach restoration plan announced by mayor de Blasio and other officials today the US army corps of engineers has awarded more than ten and a half million dollars to a New Jersey company to dredge three hundred thousand cubic yards of sand from the east Rockaway inlet that San will be placed between beach ninety second and each one hundred and third streets. The latest now brings the total amount. The federal government will spend on replenishing Rockaway to more than thirty seven million dollars since hurricane sandy. Murders in New York City have risen by thirty seven percent. So far this year. But police Commissioner James O'Neill is telling your kids to put the increase in perspective. These are the lowest homicide numbers we've had since the nineteen fifties. So they're going to be periodic fluctuations. Police officials say domestic violence killings and gang violence have played a large role in pushing the numbers up and Brooklyn's murder rate has more than doubled the NYPD outlined a plan to target areas with spikes in violence, which include deploying more officers to certain precincts and expanding a program called ceasefire aimed at reducing gang killings for tonight.
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"Sean Carlson this week on sister station, caveat, I about some assistance for all that there are many hardworking Americans that are hurting because of this shutdown and at Washington federal you said, you know, we've been so blessed with record earnings last year. We just announced a record quarterly earnings this past quarter. You know, the economy here in our state footprint has been solid. And we said, you know, we wanna help our hardworking Americans bridge this gap get through this tough time of the shutdown. And so that's why we decided let's do we can help and let's ninety day interest free loan to help workers through this up to six paychecks. And we're we're getting a lot of activity good. What's different about this though that we felt compelled to do is. This is just not the Washington federal customers. This is for any federal workers who's been followed. It was just finding here's Washington federal grant go to the website. I where it is fill out a very very brief application open a checking account, so we can disburse the funds into that. And we'll get them that money to. To get them through this shutdown. Then what happens? I mean. The government opens back up they get their back pay. Right. And hopefully, they pay you back, but you're not like doing this for three or four percent interest. You're doing for no interest at all. Well, that's what we figure, you know, certainly other banks have offered plans or concessions are now, we're the only ones that are offering zero interest for ninety days, and certainly you don't have to pay anything back until the shutdown is over. So it is equal to your net pay up to six missing paychecks. So I mean, this is something that, you.
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"On WNYC, the daily live show at the intersection of culture, and the culture next week on all of it will catch up with Sebastian younger on his latest book and the closing of his bar, the Chelsea institution the half king plus Nali with superstars have Nause and the history of aluminum metalized polyethylene tariff late, but you know, it as glitter boiler all glitter as you August things come from jersey. Don't miss all of it. Weekdays at noon on WNYC WNYC is supported by marvel studios presenting Black Panther, including all the stars performed by Kendrick Lamar featuring Sousa written by Kendrick Duckworth. Anthony tips, Mark Speir Salata row and Al shock. Berg WNYC listeners. Really, listen and respond. They call in post comments and support the businesses. They learn about on our air. Find out how to become a WNYC corporate sponsor at WNYC dot ORG slash sponsor. You're listening to weekend. Edition here on WNYC. Good morning. I'm Sean Carlson on New York City is touting yet another year of record lows in violent crime New Jersey's largest city is also celebrating officials in Newark say overall crime is at its lowest level since the nineteen sixties. But as WNYC's Rebecca houbara reports for newer crime is often as much about perception as reality when mayor raspberry graduated from high school in one thousand nine hundred eighty six the city reported about forty thousand victims of crime last year. The city says there were just over eight thousand for up is quick to point to a steady decline in crime since he took office in two thousand fourteen homicides are down thirty eight percent carjackings are down eighty four percent. These are numbers that need to be touted needs to be expressing to be talked about. But experts tend to be skeptical of a politician merely tells you crime is down. Do you believe it John Shane is a professor at John Jay, college and was on a New York police force for nearly twenty years. He says measure. Crime is too complicated to take official numbers at face value. But he says as far as Newark is concerned perception of crime in the city has often been overblown part of a narrative, the city is fighting to shake off most of the streets. Indoor don't have any crime or any disorder conditions, and that crime is concentrated in small areas and small places among a certain population of offenders. That's the reality now while outsiders perception might be keeping some visitors away development is continuing to trickle into Newark. Jennifer Mazza way is an attorney who works with developers and says they feel welcomed by the city and Baraka said ministration, and I think the more people we have here the more business. The more residents more likely it is that those crime rates go down. Most importantly for Newark mas- way says the city is changing, listen, it's a slow change. But it's changing and she says as crime dips interest in Newark continues to grow Rebecca era. WNYC news. It is time now for our documentary of the week from Tom powers and Rafeal may housing there. The co founders the duck NYC festival and the pure nonfiction podcast. Here's Tom with this week's pick..
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"In US stocks today, though for the week the US natural markets still posted losses. The Dow was up one hundred twenty three points today to twenty five thousand four thirteen. The NASDAQ fell eleven points, the SNP up six points. This is NPR. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson, New York City officials say plummeting temperatures and an unexpected amount of snow contributed to widespread chaos last night. Marital Bazi city Commissioner said they were expecting one to two inches of snow instead of more than six transportation Commissioner Polly trot and Burg says without enough warning the city was not able to salt and plow roads, effectively this event had been described to something where it was not going to get below freezing. And everything was going to it got icy and not just on the George Washington Bridge. Bayonne bridge cross Bronx major Deegan. A bunch of places where trucks and cars started slipping and sliding marital Bosnia said there will be an audit of how the city and other agencies like the port authority could have reacted more effectively. Meanwhile, New Jersey transit has suspended service on to train lines due to damage from this storm. The agency says the north jersey coast line will be shut down until tomorrow morning. That's because overhead wires came down in Middletown that significantly damaged signal lines. The Gladstone branch will also be shut down until Monday morning. That's to make time for repairs to a signal crossing in new providence where a strain or a train struck a car last night. Nj transit. Bus and rail tickets and passes will be cross honored across the system and with private buses for the rest of tonight. Mayor de Blasio says he has fired the head of New York City's watchdog agency to preserve its honor and integrity, the mayor announced this afternoon that he removed department investigation Commissioner Mark Peters. The Blasios said his decision was spurred by recent report, accusing Peters of abusing his power the very top leadership at DIO. I've repeatedly undermined the values critical to its mission. My job as mayor to make a change. So that deal I can do. It's important work going forward. Tensions between the two men were high after Peter's issued hard hitting investigations of the city's housing authority correction department and child services agency earlier this year to Blasi reportedly the ordered his staff to find ways to get rid of him. The mayor has nominated the state's executive deputy attorney general for criminal Justice says Peterson replacement for the rest of tonight mostly clear with a low of thirty five wind chills between thirty and thirty five wind gusts to twenty eight miles an hour. Support for NPR comes. From the YMCA committed to opportunities for all and the belief that no one should be defined by zip code. They're born into details on the impact of donations YMCA dot net slash for a better us. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. And I'm Ari Shapiro. It's another day of counting actually recounting in Florida across the state workers are counting ballots by hand in the US Senate race where Republican challenger Rick. Scott maintains a narrow lead over democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in Broward County this morning. Local election workers went through a PowerPoint full of instructions on how to decipher ballots that have been remarked with crossed out. Check marks even written on by voters voter marks
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"Stocks finished lower today on Wall Street as shares of IBM slumped after the fed signaled the need to continue to raise interest rates despite criticism from the president the Dow dropped ninety one points. This is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson, New York governor Andrew Cuomo is joining a growing list of officials who say they won't appear on local news channel, New York. One. His move followed mayor de Blasios decision on Monday to cancel his weekly appearance on the channel both say they want appear because of a standoff between the stations parent company charters spectrum and electrical workers who've been on strike for more than a year. Thirty five other elected officials signed a letter pledging to stay off the station as well. Tom Robbins, a longtime New York reporter and faculty member at the CUNY journalism school said the move doesn't really surprise them. New York is a union town, or at least that's the perception. It's toxic Titian to cross the picket line a spokesperson for New York. One said in a statement. It's quote, a shame to see New York. One us as a political prop at a time. When there are fewer and fewer objective. Local news outlets. New York City councilman wants to tighten regulations on the iconic water towers that Dohrn the city skyline. That's after an investigation by the city and state news website found the many rooftop tanks are decrepit and potentially hazardous Manhattan. Councilman Ben Kahlo says his new Bill would require landlords to clean their water towers after city officials test them inspections of the water towers were actually happening after cleaning. And of course, they will passing with flying colors despite reporting to the contrary that these water towers were in poor condition. The Bill would also allow the city to conduct surprise inspections to make sure the reservoirs are being kept clean right now. They're scheduled with the landlord a near state health department committee has missed its deadline to recommend regulations for three types of toxic chemicals in drinking water right now. The state has no rules on whether water systems even have to test for PFOS PF and one four dioxin. Liz Miranda is with the environmental advocates of New York right now. There are thousands of people who have no idea PF away. Even in their water. They haven't had the same kind of testing that other communities have had and if they don't know what's in their water. Well, what if it's there the APA does require testing, but not for small towns so beginning for years ago residents of who sick falls, upstate New York tested the water themselves last year, they discovered their levels of PF. Oh, a were eighteen hundred times higher than the federal safety standard. The state says it plans to make recommendations by the end of the year for the rest of tonight here in our area. The sky should remain mostly clear, we'll have a low of about forty degrees tonight. It'll be breezy. Gus up to thirty six miles an hour and then tomorrow Thursday sunny through the day with a high near fifty degrees. You're listening to WNYC at seven thirty five support for NPR comes from member stations and from zoom. Zoom offers cloud video conferencing, online meetings and a video conference room solution in one platform, featuring digital video and audio screen sharing account registration and more at zoom dot US. And transfer wise a service that helps people send money internationally three million people and businesses use transfer wise to send receive and convert currencies in more than seventy countries. More at transfer wise dot com or from their app from NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro. Mary Louise Kelley last night, the two US Senate candidates from Texas debated in San Antonio three weeks before election day. There was an important opportunity for democratic congressman veteran Rourke an incumbent Republican Ted Cruz to make their cases to voters the debate. Like the race was downright nasty as NPR's. Wade Goodwin reports Senator Ted Cruz is reelection campaign has not been shy about attacking his opponent. Congressman Beto were Rourke on TV. I'm Ted Cruz, and I approved. This message metalwork is more extreme than he wants. You didn't know what attack at which eventually seemed to backfire cruise. Campaign. Misleadingly edited videotape to make it appear as if a Rourke said he supported flag burning which he did not say better. Rox positions are too extreme even for them just to reckless for taxes until now better work has declined to participate in negative campaigning. But with the poll showing cruise with anywhere from a six to a nine point lead, the congressman relented and has gone on the attack Republicans and Democrats alike know that we've got to lead on immigration reform, and yet Ted Cruz is the only Senator to vote against moving forward with that conversation is bounded to deport every single dream last night and their debate in San Antonio this trend continued crews painting or work as a dangerous extremist if you work in energy, if you work in oil and gas congressman rox record on this is extreme he didn't just vote for a ten dollar a barrel tax on oil. He's also voted for aggressive regulations of fracking. But unlike their first debate. Last night Aurore hit back. This is what you can expect over. The course of this debate Senator is not going to be honest with you. He's going to make up positions and votes that I've never held or ever taken is dishonest. It's why the president called wine Ted, and it's why the nickname stock because it's true, although crews would force a laugh when a work attacked him. His face revealed is true, emotions and the Senator didn't like it. But the debate in San Antonio was more than just battle. It was substantive to cruise has the numbers on his side. There are hundreds of thousands more Republican voters in Texas, the Democrats as a result. Cruise spoke mostly to his base. The state of Texas is booming. We've got right now. The lowest unemployment in forty nine years, Texas is seeing the benefits of low taxes and lower regulations and congressman or rock position is always always always in favor of higher taxes if Cruz generally played two Republican fears. What would happen? If Democrats gained any power work tended to speak to voters better angels. Whether we will remain the inspiration of the world is an open question right now. The partisanship pettiness the dishonesty that defines so much of the national conversation. We are in desperate need right now of inspiration. Although orcas running way ahead of other taxes. Statewide, Democrats close still get you know cigar? I think that a very good democratic candidate running against a flawed Republican candidate has a chance to break through. That's why Iraq came up so strong on cruise. Cal Jolson is a professor of political science at southern Methodist university Cruzan is an acquired taste people respect him as a conservative fighter. They don't necessarily like him. They gave a rock a look. But Democrats have to recognize that competitiveness is a decade or two decades out. It's not two years. It's not for years is longer than that. Because demographic change is very slow. Beto O'Rourke will appear in an hour long CNN townhall event tomorrow evening and mcallen on the Texas border Ted Cruz declined to participate. So our work will answer the voters questions himself. Wade goodwin. NPR news. Harvard is defending its admissions policy in a Boston courtroom this week. The question is whether the school discriminates against Asian American applicants the case could go to the supreme court with broad implications for -firmative action in schools yesterday. We spoke with an Asian American student who believes Harvard should consider factors including race. Kelly. Bap avant has the opposite view. She is also the daughter of Asian immigrants, and she's a junior at Harvard. Welcome to all things considered great. Thanks for having me. Why do you believe Harvard's admissions policy needs to change? I think race nearly creates illusion of diversity, and I'd love to see admissions policies change, not to have recent now Harvard says that when they do consider race, it's one of many factors that they consider it's complicated role in students life experiences would you like to see race just totally omitted from the list of factors that Harvard is considering when it assesses a student's qualifications. Yeah. I think so because when it comes down to it raises sort of something that is becoming not just merely a factor. But oftentimes the factory that a decision is based on. I think Harvard is saying that they don't do that. But what students for fair admissions has been showing in the past few days in has really brought to light is that oftentimes it is the single risk factor that comes down to someone's rejection students other admissions is the group that brought this lawsuit we should say. Yes. Yup. And I think it's scary to see this repeating in history because back in the nineteen twenties. Harvard sort of did this with Jewish applicants as well. Insert of USA personal reading to artificially keep their numbers lower. Although they were scoring higher on everything else. Similar to what happening with Asian Americans right now, some supporters of Harvard in this case have alleged that the group that brought this suit is using Asian-Americans almost as a front trying to drive a wedge among minority groups and that at the end of the day this lawsuit if it goes to the. Supreme court and a successful is really likely to help white people more than any other racial group. What do you think of that argument? I don't think that that's true at all. Clearly affirmative action has failed in its school right now. It's instead discriminated against Asian-Americans under the guise of diversity anything. This is a critical time to reevaluate. How -firmative action policies are impacting different communities. I'd like you to respond to something that Harvard senior Sally Chen said to us on the program yesterday. She plans to testify for Harvard at the trial. Here was part of our conversation. Merit means nothing without context. The kinds of barriers that people face and the kinds of the ways that they overcome and work despite these barriers I think is really important to how we're thinking about the ways in which people can succeed and can lead merit means. Nothing without context. What do you think of that idea? So I think that a lot of admissions processes should be based on just merit. But I come from an inner city public high school background, and I do recognize that merit does need to be put in context. Sometimes what resources and opportunities. People have available to them is really important. But I think that when we look at it we shouldn't just be looking at merit in the context of race. But again, like I said married in the context of economic status or something that speaks more to someone's opportunities and resources is really important. It sounds like you both agree that there are things about a person's application that cannot be quantified in grades and test scores. You just disagree about whether that list of things includes race or not. Yeah. I would agree with that. I would say that all of a sort of have the same goal of diversity on a college campus, whatever the benefits of it are, but we just don't believe that we have to resort to racial izing admissions. And instead focus on something like poverty because when we focus on something like race. I think it. Creates a sort of division in sort of diversity for the sake of diversity. And I think chief Justice John Roberts said it best when he said the only way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race, but Kelly thank you so much for talking with us today.
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"A, new mathematical now says it knows it Saturday August. Eleven twenty eighteen good morning I'm Sean Carlson and this is weekend edition on WNYC Live from NPR news in, Washington on trial Snyder as white nationalist planned. Rally. In the nation's capital this weekend the city of Charlottesville Virginia 's marking, the, anniversary, of deadly violence during last year's, unite the right rally. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that, security is tight more than a, thousand law enforcement officers are expected. And authorities have preemptively declared a state. Of, emergency it's unclear whether white supremacists will show up this year Charlottesville mayor. Nicola Walker there's so much uncertainty surrounding this weekend you can't you can't really plan for it right and things were so horrible last year and we're still in a
Pepsi’s outgoing CEO Indra Nooyi deserves credit for the company’s big push into snacks
"Many ways save the takeaway we'll be, right back after these headlines Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor, Johnston testimony has resumed in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort NPR's Ron Elving reports the, jury could hear from, manafort's longtime business partner Rick gates as early as today. Rick h is the key point he's the pivotal point the Lynch pin of this trial the prosecution has already put out a lot of evidence that Manafort made millions move them around to fool people about their source defrauding banks hiding them from taxation and what we're expecting from gates that he'll give us a great deal more detail. And he'll tell us perhaps a little. Bit more about the cast of characters the sources of that income and the defense is going to try to paint gates. As the bad guy who did all the bad stuff and hid the money even from. Paul Manafort whom they, will claim was not guilty of knowing, about any of this NPR's Ron Elving reporting. Metaphor does facing eighteen counts of tax. And Bank fraud. The trial is expected to last about three weeks several tech companies have started blocking content from controversial media personality alex jones from their media platforms joseph lahey from member station k. u. t. reports facebook says it's taken down four pages administered by jones for repeated violations of the company's community standards those included language glorifying violence and dehumanizing people who are transgender muslim or immigrants also today apple confirmed its i tunes platform will no longer offer five podcast series hosted by jones because they violated the company's hate speech guidelines spotify and youtube have also taken similar actions to block his content jones is facing multiple defamation lawsuits in texas district court for making false claims regarding the school massacre in newtown connecticut and parkland florida for n._p._r. news i'm joseph lahey in austin pepsi's long-serving chief injure a new ye is stepping down new He is a rare minority female CEO whose tenure lasted a. Dozen years NPR's, Yuki Noguchi reports she'll be succeeded by another Pepsi veteran Raymond LaGuardia, the sixty two year. Old new year stepping, down as. CEO in October and will remain as chairman into the early, part of next year during her. Tenure new you push the company to expand at. Snack and soft drink empire to include healthier foods as consumer tastes were shifting in that direction she. Helped add products, such as, HAMAs and coconut water to Pepsi's line and its. Stock rose, eighty percent. During her tenure the Indian-born new Ye grew up during food shortages and in a statement called leading Pepsi the honor of. Her lifetime low quarter who replaces her is president of. The company and has been there for twenty two years you can Gucci NPR news stocks are trading higher on Wall Street, at, this hour the Dow is up. Thirty four points the NASDAQ, up thirty, eight the. SNP up nine this is NPR news And this is WNYC, in New York good. Afternoon I'm Sean Carlson New York governor Andrew Cuomo is robust ping the National Rifle rifle association's claim that he tried to put the organization out. Of business by banning sales of an insurance product called carry guard the NRA, says it lost tens of millions, of dollars after New York regulators curb the sale of carry guard which is meant to. Cover the legal fees, for people, who fire weapon in self defense but on MSNBC's morning Joe today Cuomo said the NRA had. Been providing insurance of gun owners who had knowingly broke the law I believe this insurance product is going to be. Illegal from a public policy point, of view and most most states and, now that the NRA said this is. A major. Source of revenue I'm going to pursue it nationwide Cuomo says he's reaching out to other governors. And attorneys general to also ban the. Product city and state officials took a bus ride from Williamsburg to Manhattan this morning. To get a taste of what a commute during the l.. Train shutdown will look like, state Senator Brad Holman said after the ride that he's. Concerned about the pollution. From all the buses, that'll be traveling, up and down fourteenth street. In the morning making up for the loss of the subway we.
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says he sees at least 3 percent growth for next 4-5 years
"Caused by the hurricanes last. Year he decided to help out and to sing about it this album isn't necessarily about the devastation or the destruction it's about the moving forward. That's all coming. Up but first this news Live from NPR news, in Washington I'm Janine. Herbst in northern California the massive wildfire around reading continues to. Burn zone Hudson for member station k. q. e. d. visited in evacuation zone for the car. Fire earlier today I've been driving around in an evacuation zone near. Reading and in that area the car fires. Burned entire hillsides landscapes completely blackened ashes flying around like snow flurries also in. That area there's a lot of homes, that have been completely burned to the ground by the fire they're, totally flattened there's lots of melted and twisted metal but the fires burned so randomly one house on a street could be totally fine and the other could be totally burned to the ground. At tens of thousands have been evacuated many are wondering when they'll be, able to go home are spokesman Chris Harvey says it could be a while your. Safety and the safety of the fire in law enforcement. Cruises number one and in order to ensure that safety. We have to make sure. All the roads continue. To be, closed and An, open only, to law enforcement and fire traffic and. That means that you're you're not. Likely to be allowed to go home anytime soon the fire is still only five percent contained Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the economy will. Continue to see strong growth for the next several years of you, contrary to many economists, and peers mirror Kennedy reports figures released Friday show the economy grew four point one percent in the second, quarter the latest growth rate is the highest one in nearly four years and on Fox. News Sunday Treasury. Secretary Steven Mnuchin said to expect more, of the same we. Can only project a couple of years in the future but. I think we're well on this path for several years he predicted four or five years of. Sustained three percent growth many economists are sceptical that current rates will. Continue though Federal Reserve officials told congress this. Month that they project GDP growth rates of under three percent next year and. Lower in twenty twenty and the ongoing, trade fight also has potential to limit growth Mary Kennedy NPR news Washington Dave before Zimbabwe holds historic elections longtime former, ruler Robert Mugabe gave us a prize press conference at his. Mansion today supporting the opposition and fears ater Peralta has more. Mugabe's sits on a green office chair in Zibo in the middle of his vast estate he's been here since the military forced him to resign in November and he lets it be known. That he will not be voting for Emmerson Mnangagwa who staged. What he, calls a, coup We're That means Mugabe the man who ran the ruling party for almost four decades will be voting for the opposition Mugabe who violently squash dissent, says he now hopes Zimbabwe's will be able to return to quote constitutionality. People he, says should be able to vote freely and fairly in pure news Herati and you're listening to NPR news from, Washington and this is WNYC in New. York I'm Sean. Carlson each of the nearly six thousand apartments in the stare at, city complex lost. Power early this, morning the sprawling complex in east New York has its own power plant workers resolved the issue by late, morning but it would take another several hours for the power to be fully up and running in each building. Barrel Thomas a home health aide couldn't get one of her clients because the elevators were. Down so she sat on a bench outside and waited and my. Client she's oxygen does she can't get anything? On I can't go the. Abaci it's seventeen. Floor Thomas, says emergency, workers Climb the stairs to check on vulnerable residents workers also rescued six people from stalled elevators the battle between New York's public, service commission and charter communications is heating up on Friday the agency said. Charter which, operates in state as spectrum was failing to meet its timetable to expand broadband service into the state's rural areas, in order to the company find another. Provider for its. New York customers within sixty days John Campbell Albany correspondent for the USA today network. Says charter lawsuit, can be expected during that time I do expect for lawsuit to be filed before that so that'll probably, drag it on the short answer is customers are being polled no there won't be any interruption and the state. Says that Charterhouse to continue providing the same amount of service through this new battle charter. Said the spectrum has built out its broadband network to more than. Forty two thousand unserved or under serve home? Since it began its merger. With Time Warner. Cable two, years ago Health officials say the drinking water at the Jacobi medical center in the Bronx has tested positive for the bacteria that causes legionnaire's disease, a spokesman for New York City health, and hospitals says required testing of the water found quote very low levels. Of the legionella bacteria the Jacobi medical center. Says it's using only bottled water and is installing new water filters on showers officials say. The risk the patients, staff and visitors is very low in that this New York State Department of health is treating and monitoring the water supply for the rest of, this evening we're looking at mostly clear skies here in our area will. Have low about seventy degrees tonight. Tomorrow Monday, Partly sunny through the day the high could. Hit about eighty two sometime in the afternoon and then. Tomorrow night we could see some showers a slight chance of rain but a. Twenty, percent chance of that mostly. Before midnight otherwise mostly cloudy tomorrow night we'll have low about seventy degrees this is WNYC at five or six support for NPR comes from the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide to address inequality in all its forms learn more at Ford Foundation Dot org.
Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes
"Couple of days before they're able to raise an amphibious duck boat from the, bottom of table. Rock lake in Branson Missouri seventeen people, died when it sank, during violent storm NPR's David Schaper reports the NTSB is looking at whether safety problems raised in previous incidents, may contributed NTSB, investigators have, raised concerns. In the past about buoyancy problems with duck boats. And their tendency to easily be swamped and sunk by highways like those on table rock lake during Thursday's storm and there's long been concerns about canopy roof son duck boats that have trapped passengers and crew inside the boat underwater duck, boats are tap straps Philadelphia, attorney Robert Bangalore z. represented victims in two. Thousand ten duck boat incident in the Delaware river these things are defective they're dangerous. And they are, floating and in this case sinking coffins other experts wonder why the duck boat, was even out on the water at all when there appears to have been ample warning That the. Harsh storm was approaching David Schaper NPR news The HAMAs militant group in Gaza says it's agreed to a. Ceasefire which is so far holding NPR's Daniel estrin reports the truce follows a. Flare up with Israel that threatened to escalate to war a HAMAs spokesman said the. Ceasefire was, reached with Egyptian and international help on Friday Israel says Gaza. Militants shot and killed in Israeli soldier near the. Border and, Israel responded with, strikes on HAMAs militant targets Gaza officials say three militants and another Palestinian were killed officials from the u n e you in the World Bank met. This week to try to prevent war in alleviate humanitarian crisis in Gaza Gazans have been protesting against Israeli restrictions on. Gaza including a ban on imports and exports of goods Israel, says it did that because, HAMAs instigating violence against Israel Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem and you're listening to NPR news from Washington And this is WNYC in New York I'm Sean Carlson city officials say inspectors have found no asbestos in air samples near the site of Thursday morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan and that it's very unlikely witnesses will develop. In his festivals related illness the city, is still inspecting buildings in the area it'll begin cleaning building exteriors after determining. How many of them have been contaminated and evacuation for residents of the affected. Area remains in place the area surrounding Fifth Avenue between nineteenth street and twenty second. Street is, still close to the public meanwhile the city is sandbags at. The ready to barricade the site of the explosion. Against possible, heavy rains tonight, that could complicate the cleanup of his best does least debris streets around the site gradually are being opened it could take days to check in clean. The buildings which include twenty eight in a hot zone closest to the site where the blast left a crater roughly. Twenty feet by fifteen feet in the street authorities have not, determined what caused the blast, in the eighty six year old main members Of the. Congressional Black caucus have joined governor Andrew Cuomo owned. Calling on the. US Senate, to reject supreme court nominee Brad Kavanagh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights, and the second amendment at, a Manhattan news conference today Cuomo said Kavanagh's pass opinions showed that he. Believes it's a constitutional right to carry even the. Most dangerous assault weapons queens democratic congressman Gregory Meeks called Kavanagh's nomination quote a grave threat to reasonable gun control measures and acted by states. An off duty police officer from Long Island has accidentally. Shot himself in the leg while firing at. Men, who assaulted him in the Bronx the NYPD says the Hempstead officer shot two men who were attacking him and then shot his own leg early this morning police say the incident started when a car rear ended. The officer's vehicle they say the officer shot one man in the abdomen and another in the back then shot himself accidents all three retreated for non life threatening injuries none of the men's names were immediately released for the rest of this evening we're going to.
Flatiron District Fears Contamination After Steam Pipe Explosion
"Stores It's high time in. The state of Illinois, we regulate gun shops governor Bruce. Runner as already warned he would veto any new gun control legislation, stocks finished the week lower on Wall Street as a trade dispute with the US and China ask elites the. Dow lost six points this is NPR and this is. WNYC in New. York I'm, Sean, Carlson city officials say inspectors have found no as best does in air samples from the site of yesterday morning steam. Pipe explosion in, Manhattan the city says it's very unlikely witnesses will develop in his. Best dose related illness the city is still inspecting, buildings in the area and we'll begin looking at building exteriors after determining how many of them have been contaminated and evacuation for residents of the affected. Area remains in place the area surrounding Fifth Avenue between. Nineteenth street and twenty second street is still. Closed to the public a former inmate is suing New York state's department of corrections. For withholding his insulin while he was incarcerated at the Otis Ville, correctional facility in attorney Dwindle more says her client is Muslim and was fasting during. Ramadan in two thousand fifteen Monroe is a diabetic, and that his insulin be provided after sundown after several days which is request was met attorney Nimroz me says guards began to withhold her clients dosage. You have to take your influence regularly and you know. He started experiencing medical issues tremors shakes chills. She says Monroe's Rachel for the practice his religion was violated a spokesman for the. State Department of corrections says the agency doesn't comment on pending litigation Hoboken residents, are voicing concern over a ferry companies plan to turn part of. The city's Hudson river waterfront into a home base for its fleet New York waterways says the company needs a fueling and maintenance station..
Trump says he's 'ready' to put tariffs on all $505 billion of Chinese goods imported to the US
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer President Trump says he. Is ready to impose tariffs on nearly every product shipped from China. To the United States the statement came during an interview on CNBC this morning NPR's, Dustin Dwyer, has more, US Commerce Department. Has already put tariffs on thirty four billion dollars worth of Chinese exports to the US. And drawn up a, list of products worth an additional two hundred billion that could be subjected to tariffs. In the. Coming months that would cover close to half of everything China ships to the year and President Trump says he's ready. To go after the rest he said on CNBC the US has been taken advantage of by China I don't like. It and I haven't liked it for many years China has retaliated against the tariffs by imposing tariffs. Of its own on US exports Dustin Dwyer NPR news secretary of state Mike Pompeo says fully enforcing. Economic sanctions is key who eliminating nuclear weapons from, North Korea Pompeo saying All the countries of the Security Council or. United on the need for final fully verifies denuclearization of North Korea. Has agreed to by chairman Kim members of the UN Security Council and by extension, all u, n Member, States have unanimous. Unanimously agreed to fully enforce sanctions on North Korean we expect them to continue to honor. Those commitments Thanks, is you're not enforced the prospects for the successful denuclearization of North Korea are diminished peyot. Afternoon formal briefing of the Security Council complained of slippage and enforcement of UN sanctions on North Korea he noted after the meeting ship to. Ship transfers of oil of occurred at least eighty nine times in the first five months of this, year the Republican National Committee has picked, Charlotte North Carolina to host its twenty twenty national convention David borax of member station. W. f. a. has more the vote at the RNC summer meeting in Austin was unanimous and. Not, a surprise, Las Vegas, was the only other city to bid and the party's site selection committee had recommended Charlotte not everyone in Charlotte likes the idea the city council narrowly voted six to five on Monday in support of the bid some Democrats oppose. The idea citing what they call President Trump's divisive, statements and policies towards minorities women the disabled immigrants Charlotte hosted the democratic convention in two thousand twelve and will become one of only a handful. Of cities to host conventions of both major parties For NPR news I'm David borax in Charlotte Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe is out with. A warning regarding higher tariffs on auto imports saying if the US puts them in place the move is likely to backfire hurting both US jobs, and the global economy Ave speaking in a news conference today said Japan's auto industry has. Never threatened US national security never will he said it'll keep explaining that to President Trump Trump is ordered an investigation into whether tariffs on. Imported autos and auto parts are warranted on national security grounds Japan's auto industries invested billions of dollars, in USA factories on Wall Street today, the Dow closed down six points this is NPR and this is WNYC in New. York I'm Sean Carlson New York's longest running hip hop radio show is coming to an end..
Pompeo, Haley step up pressure to support Trump's talks on North Korea
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer secretary of state Mike Pompeo is solidly. Behind President Trump's offered to host Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington later this year he was asked about it during a stop at the United Nations and. Various Michele Kelemen us more topics Trump and Putin talked about was how to resolve the conflict in Syria and help refugees return home, that's according, to secretary, Pompeo who says. He's happy that the two men will. Continue to meet it is incredibly valuable to the people of the United States of America the. President, Putin and President Trump continue, to engage in dialogue to resolve the difficult issues that are countries face between each. Other a very hopeful that that meeting will take place this fall Pompeo was in New York to update UN Security. Council members. On his diplomacy on North Korea he says he appreciates Russia's help on that Russia and China though are delaying US efforts to cut off oil deliveries to North Korea Michelle Kellerman NPR news the United Nations New York Times is reporting President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded phone conversations with. Then candidate Trump discussing a payment to former playboy model Karen McDougal woman claimed to have had a year-long affair with Trump in two thousand six times reports the FBI has the recording made two months before the election Trump's. Current lawyer Rudy Giuliani's reportedly confirmed the conversation took place but says the end no payment was made National Enquirer did reportedly pay McDougal one hundred fifty thousand dollars for. Her story but then never published it security forces of an Iranian-backed paramilitary group in Iraq of shot and killed a protester in. The south of Iraq as NPR's Jane raff reports the anti-government demonstrations are spreading to Baghdad police sources say security guard opened fire after some protesters threw bricks. And stones at the offices of the batter organization in the southern city of Denia better isn't around backed paramilitary force whose political wing, is one, of Iraq's, biggest parties demonstrations. Have been sweeping the so South. Of arrack for almost two weeks. Demanding jobs and basic government services in Baghdad security forces used, tear gas, to disperse about two thousand protesters raising the same demands witnesses say the demonstrators were. Threatening to storm bridge that leads to the green zone where the Iraqi government is based Jane Arraf. NPR news Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq minutes President. Trump continues to, depart from the usual protocol by criticising recent actions by the Federal Reserve head of the White House budget office says the president has a point office of management and, budget director Mick Mulvaney says President Trump is not trying to influence the decision making of the fed with this recent critiques but an interview with Fox News he said some economists are frustrated that the fed always begins. To apply the brakes just when the economy shows signs of picking up stocks closed modestly lower today the Dow down six points to twenty five thousand fifty eight the NASDAQ closed down five points. The s&p was, down two points you're listening to NPR and This is WNYC in New York I'm Sean Carlson. After environmental testing found as best does at the site of yesterday steam pipe. Explosion New York, City asking people who are near the scene to turn in the clothes they were wearing Neil, blitz on the corner of nineteenth. Street in, Broadway and he was heading to work when the blast happened he handed. In his clothing at a decontamination site today I'm not, even I, understand this, needs to be done but in the same sense it is. A little alarming but I understand. Things happen I love New York. I live in New York Maybe this is part of being..
Blast rocks stadium as Zimbabwe's president campaigns
"Can border has complicated things for lawmakers like heller who are facing reelection the policy drew backlash and protests from the state's growing latino population and others heller came out against the policy early on but is welcoming the president for the nevada republican convention this weekend trump will also headlined a fundraiser for heller and drop in on roundtable discussion about the gop tax bill during the trip as well nathan rut npr news in zimbabwe an explosion at a campaign rally today narrowly missed president emmerson managua it came just hours after another explosion killed at least one person at a political rally in ethiopia caroline thompson reports than zimbabwe blast injured several people but so far no one has been reported dead the president had just finished addressing his supporters and was walking into the vip ten when it happened and explosion causing a billow of white smoke and sending people running state media is reporting it was an assassination attempt zimbabwe's presidential elections are scheduled for july thirtieth manning gago was campaigning in bulawayo is the second largest city in the country and home to opposition supporters manning gagua replaced robert mugabe who's near four decadelong rule ended in november with his resignation following a bloodless coup these elections will be the first held without mugabe since the country gained in independence in one thousand nine hundred eighty caroline thomson npr news nairobi this is npr and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson according to new jersey state senate president there has been no progress in solving the budget standoff between the legislature and governor phil murphy the budget itself is ninety eight percent of what he asked for we just disagree on how to fund it he wants to tax the people of new jersey we don't speaking on news twelve new jersey today senate presidency sweeney says the legislature wants to raise revenue with new taxes on some corporations governor murphy has advocated increasing the state sales tax and imposing a millionaires tax to balance the state's budget murphy and let's say dr until the end of next week to reach a deal and avoid a government shutdown the government will shut down murphy and let's say you don't reach a budget deal by june thirtieth health officials say an employee at the belmont park racetrack on long island may have died after contracting hanta virus that's virus carried by rodents that causes the fatal respiratory disease dot worker was found unconscious in early june outside a housing unit by the track and died a few few days later most hanta virus cases are transmitted when people breathe in rodent droppings in confined areas the new york racing association says it will overhaul its pest control efforts for the.
Recreational marijuana: New York study recommends legalizing it
"Taxed messages exchanged by fbi employees cast a cloud on the investigation and damaged the agency's reputation ray says the fbi accepts the report's findings and has already begun making changes the supreme court is allowing two states to keep their gerrymandered voting districts for now without ruling on the question of whether electoral maps can result in an unfair partisan advantage npr's camille domino ski reports one cases from wisconsin where republicans redrew the state legislative map in their favor and the other from maryland where democrats redrew congressional district to flip it blew the supreme court has been asked set limits on that kind of gerrymandering before it's always pushed it off and that's what it did again in wisconsin the justices said that the plaintiffs did not prove they had standing and sent the case back down to the lower courts where plaintiffs can try again to demonstrate that they were personally harmed in maryland the court declined to engage the merits of the case the decisions will likely make it harder to challenge partisan gerrymandering in the future though challengers are sure to regroup and try again camilo domino ascii npr news the dow closes down one hundred and two points this is npr and this is wnyc in new york good afternoon i'm sean carlson the cuomo administration is moving ahead on a recommendation to legalize recreational marijuana new york it's a move immediately criticized by cuomo's republican opponent for governor karen dewitt has more the announcement came not from cuomo but from his health commissioner dr howard soccer speaking to a gathering of medical marijuana providers soccer says he's concluded that when it comes to legalizing pot the pros outweigh the cons report recommends regulated legal now on wanna program and i will report and obviously bringing to the governor earlier this year cuomo who had been opposed to recreational marijuana said the facts have changed because neighboring states are moving to legalize the drug cuomo said through a spokesman that he awaits the report and we'll review it a new jersey fifth grader who survived last month deadly school bus crash mars county is urging state lawmakers to require seatbelts with shoulder straps on buses eleven year old peter kennedy testified today at a joint hearing.
Watchdog: Nerve agent, toxic chemical "very likely" used in Syria attacks
"Live from npr news in washington i'm janine herbst a new report from the world's chemical weapons watchdog the opcw finds it the nerve agent saron and the toxic chemical chlorine were used as weapons of war in attacks on a syrian village in two thousand seventeen and peers worth sherlock reports the finding comes as the opcw works to confirm reports of another apparent chemical attack in the capital of damascus this year the syrian government agreed to surrender its chemical weapons ass no to international inspectors in two thousand thirteen but since then the use of chemical weapons in syria by both the regime and opposition rebels has continued the new abc w report finds that sarin was used in an attack against the then rebelheld village of alabama on the twenty fourth of april last year and the two chlorine gas bomb was dropped on the surgical hospital the next day the report comes as investigators try to determine whether the chemical weapons we used in a separate attack on the rebel held town of douma near damascus that killed dozens of people in april this year ruth sherlock npr news beirut the federal reserve raised its benchmark interest rate to between one and three quarters percent and two percent economist joel naroff says that's due to the growing economy and with it inflation the fed is also raising rates because ready to still too low and they're worried about the next recession and they wanna have the ability to lower rates in the future just in case we do run into a recession it's the second rate hike this year and more are planned prices at the wholesale level rose to the highest level since january of twenty twelve a sign that the strong economy is starting to spark inflation the labor department says its producer price index which measures inflation before it reaches consumers rose three point one percent last month from may of twenty seventeen all street lower by the closing bell the dow down one hundred nineteen nasdaq down eight you're listening to npr news and this is is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson new jersey's experiment with sports betting begins tomorrow morning just one month after the supreme court cleared the way for states to legalize gambling on sports wnyc's ilya marritz has the details the first legal sports bet in garden state history will be placed by new jersey's governor phil murphy he's called in the cameras.
Ute Park Fire grows to more than 27,000 acres in New Mexico
"Wildfire in rural northeastern new mexico doubled in size overnight to more than twenty seven thousand acres but it's still zero percent contained elaine bomb girdle of member station k u n m has more the youth fire is burning in a part of new mexico that is experiencing exceptional drought conditions hot temperatures and high winds it's already destroyed more than a dozen outbuildings at a boy scout camp and the towns of simone and you park are under mandatory evacuation firefighters are conducting burnout operations to protect about three hundred homes in the area wendy mason is with the new mexico state forestry division they're going hard as they can wins are expected to increase in shift that means the fire could continue to spread quickly with wind gusts carrying embers up to a mile away for npr news i'm elaine baumgartl in albuquerque firefighters are also battling eleven hundred acre blaze north of durango colorado that's forced the evacuation of around five hundred homes near the southern part of the san juan national forest this fire is also zero percent contained hundreds of firefighters are battling this blaze you're listening to npr news from washington and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson authorities say a small plane with four people on board has crashed off the coast of long island coast guard petty officer ryno hair says one body has been recovered from the crash scene it's about a mile and a half south of east hampton the federal aviation administration says the plane went down shortly after three o'clock this afternoon the coast guard and local police are searching for the remaining crash victims the national transportation safety board will investigate the cause of the crash the nypd is taking no chances with the celebrate israel parade tomorrow in light of tensions overseas police say there are no specific threats against the parade that starts at eleven am from fifty seven th street and proceeds up fifth avenue but security will be tight including more than one thousand officers bombsniffing dogs sharpshooters on.
Two buses collide in New York City, injuring dozens
"In recent months due to mechanical problems carrie kahn npr news this is npr and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson the new york city fire department says thirty two people are injured after two nj transit buses headed into manhattan collided in the lincoln tunnel thirty one of the thirty two injured are being treated at area hospitals eight people sustained serious injuries but nobody is in critical condition the rear end collision took place in the center to about about nine fifty this morning the port arthur port authority says both buses exited the tube in the tunnel is open though there are delays this is a developing story we'll have more information as it becomes available through the evening on wnyc it's been three days since four tornadoes touched down in parts of new york felling trees.
US to focus on intellectual property rights - News - NHK WORLD
"The need for change around sexual assault awareness and prevention nassar worked at msu and with usa gymnastics for decades hundreds of young women olympic gold medalists among them say huber use them under the guise of medical treatment attorney jamie white represents dozens of the women and says while the settlement does bring some relief it cannot change what happened young women will never be made whole from the abuse that occurred but this is a step in the right direction litigation against usa gymnastics and the united states olympic committee is ongoing nassar is serving up to hundreds of years behind bars amy held npr news japan's public broadcaster nhk says tokyo's ready to slap tariffs on us exports amounting to more than four hundred million dollars this in retaliation for not being exempted from new us tariffs japan is preparing to inform the world trade organization as required no later than this week meanwhile european union leaders are meeting to discuss the new us tariffs and us threats to sanction european countries that do business with iran as npr's sarah sahadi nelson reports the us president us today summit to lash out at trump calling him selfish and capricious the harsh speech by us donald tusk reflects european bewilderment about president trump's recent actions with friends like that who need enemies he realized that if you need a helping hand you will find one at the end of your tusk in other european leaders meeting in bulgaria or assessing what economic damage there will be to the block from trump's decision to pull out of the iran nuclear deal and threatening tariffs on european steel and aluminum imports but tusk says europeans should be grateful to trump because he shattered any allusion that they can count on his administration sarah sirhatti nelson npr news berlin this is npr and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson concern brooklyn residents turned out this evening for the last in a plan series of mta town halls to discuss.
Day spa explosion was deliberate
"Hundred thirty thousand federal ethics law says liabilities need to be disclosed when they're being paid off not just after their settled the federal office of government ethics reviewed trump's filing an og director david paul has set a letter to the justice department saying trump debt to cohen was ally ability that should have been reported peter overby npr news washington investigators say a deadly explosion at a southern california day spa was deliberately sat in the owner appears to be the likely target federal authorities recovered remnants of an explosive device inside the orange county shop where the owner was killed and two patrons were injured tuesday fbi agent paul daley court at this point are working theory is the physics closure was caused by a device although the damage was extensive there are some components that we have located at the scene of the explosion that are inconsistent with what one might expect to find at this business he says investigators don't have any suspects yet the associated press says the blast is believed to have been caused by a package sent to the spa the explosion badly damaged a two story medical building about fifty miles south of los angeles stocks finished higher across the board on wall street this is npr news and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson new information shows how the trump administration tried to get negative information about haitians with temporary protected status before deciding on the program wac's beth fertig explains the national immigration project of the national lawyers guild obtained emails through a freedom of information act request in the emails the policy chief for u s citizenship and immigration services asked how many haitian tps holders were on public assistance and were criminals when staffers told her the information wasn't relevant and wasn't easily obtained she continued to press for it a lawsuit is now challenging the decision to end tps for haitians which would affect about five thousand new york city a spokesman for us citizenship and immigration services says the emails were part of a diligent review and he called litigation frivolous this evening brooklyn residents are gathering to hear how the mta plans to handle that looming shutdown of the l train coming up next year about one hundred residents turned.
Hawaii officials hope Kilauea volcano eruption won't deter travelers
"History of ancient macedonia and its most famous leader alexander the great are a fundamental part of greek identity though more than one hundred countries have recognised macedonia under that name greece has blocked its entry into nato and the european union now greek leaders say they could accept a composite name like upper macedonia or north macedonia macedonian leaders say they're open to compromise in are hopeful the dispute can be resolved this year for npr news i'm joanna kakissis in athens oklahoma's republican governor signed a bill that lgbtq rights advocates say amounts to discrimination the new law says private agencies can't be required to place children in homes that violate the agency's religious or moral convictions the governor says it doesn't ban same sex adoption or foster care but allows faith based agencies to operate in accordance with their beliefs tourism officials in hawaii are hoping the eruptions from the killer way of volcano won't deter tourism george segal head of the hawaii tourism authority says most of the big island is free from the threat of volcanic activity but he says those visiting the island shouldn't risk their safety trying to check out the lava we want to make sure that visitors respect the residents out there and don't go in those areas why they restore their lives and president trump has declared a major disaster in the state this is npr and this is wnyc in new york i'm sean carlson new jersey governor phil murphy's asking for federal aid to help the state recover from this winter's nor'easters nj advanced media reporter jonathan salon says the state needs an estimated twenty million dollars to address the damage done by march storms wolf assaulting for cleaning for getting rid of down trees and clues storms like that you exceed that budget and they don't have any money the new jersey delegation led by senator bob menendez sent a letter to president trump on thursday urging him to approve the governor's request a spokesman for senator menendez says so far there's been no response a brooklyn attorney who is black claims she and her nineteen year old daughter were handcuffed by police after they were falsely accused of shoplifting at williamsburg boutique supporters of the woman held a rally yesterday in front of the armor court vintage fashion store with the incident allegedly happened gotham is reporter john del signore was there and heard from the.