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"This is David and Rachel are in Iowa asking voters what matters most I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm Noah will king will hear what many people told David it's the cost and availability of healthcare we'll meet a doctor who is deeply dedicated to his patients even when he knows they might not be able to pay them and three and a half years after Britain's voted to leave the European Union it is finally happening it's Friday January thirty first actress Minnie driver is fifty today in the news is next live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman senators holding the impeachment trial of president trump are expected to vote today on whether to call witnesses Tennessee Republican senator Lamar Alexander has said that he will vote against that is likely dunes Democrats efforts to summon witnesses and beers Brian Naylor has more on today's proceedings after two days of submitting questions senators will hear a total of four hours of closing arguments today from the house managers and the president's attorneys centers will then determine whether to call witnesses it will take fifty one votes meaning for Republicans will have to join with all Democrats centers may also move into a closed session to debate witnesses if the vote to call witnesses fails the Senate could then move to vote on whether to convict or acquit the president on each of the two impeachment articles Democrats have also said they may try to delay proceedings it will take sixty seven votes on either article to convict and remove the president from office Brian Naylor NPR news Washington just ahead of the Iowa caucuses on Monday a democratic presidential candidate has dropped out of the race former Maryland congressman and businessman John Delaney is out he told CNN that he does not want to draw support away from other moderate candidates it's clear to me on Monday on caucus night I will not have sufficient support to get to the fifteen percent viability threshold that is you know John is needed to get delegates out of Iowa but my support is sufficient enough to take from other more moderate candidates the lady had been in the race since the summer of twenty seventeen but did not gain support in the polls at eleven o'clock tonight London time the United kingdom's divorce from the European Union takes effect and beers Frank link that reports brexit is just the start as the U. K. and the E. U. change their relationship British prime minister Boris Johnson is making good on his pledge to get brexit done the brexit ultimate impact is anything but resolved after tonight the U. K. in the European Union will enter transition period where the free movement of people in trade between them will continue as before the two sides will have eleven months to hammer out a new free trade arrangement negotiations are expected to be very tough do you K. does not want to align with the regulations which will almost certainly insure tariffs and trade barriers which will hurt both economies the window to do this deal is very narrow they can't reach an agreement Britain once again risk crashing out of the U. with no trade arrangement at all Frank like that NPR news London the US is telling Americans not to travel to China because of the spreading coronavirus there are about ten thousand confirmed cases nearly all of them in China about two hundred people there have died of the respiratory ailment the World Health Organization has deemed it an international public health emergency there are six confirmed cases in the U. S. this is NPR on the David Burnett foundation newsroom at KCRW on cherry Glazer of victory for first amendment activists a state appeals court says California Attorney General hobby year bracero must release records about police shootings and cases of officer misconduct is KCRW's Darryl Samson reports the court says the information should be made available under police transparency law that took effect last year the Serra had argued that having to sort through voluminous records will overburden the state department of justice the Attorney General said it should be up to the individual agencies where the incidents occurred to release the information but the three judge state appeals court panel unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that favored the first amendment coalition and a group of media organizations the court said that if the department of justice has records it should release them regardless of where the officers were employed the court stopped short of ordering to Serra to immediately release the records though it said the lower court could reconsider if the Serra makes a better case that keeping the records private out waste the public interest in their release the ceras office has not indicated if it will appeal this ruling to the state Supreme Court California lawmakers are considering a bill that would require social media sites like Facebook and YouTube to remove the videos of violent crimes when requested by victims supporters of the bill say it's necessary because of the growing trend of people live streaming heinous acts democratic state senator Richard pants as people who commit crimes no the more violent and shocking attack is the better the chance an online posting will go viral so he's introduced a bill that would require social media websites to remove crime photos or videos posted by an attacker within two hours at the request of the victim any website that fails to comply could be hit with a penalty of a thousand dollars a day the bill is supported by some crime victim advocates but civil liberties experts tell the only times it violates the federal constitution and that video content can be considered protected speech the only county museum of art has lined up a big financial pled toward the construction of its new campus is KCRW's Larry Parral reports the money moves lacked a closer to its estimated cost for the project but also highlights the problems the museum is hand getting funds to get the project off the ground the fifty million dollar pledge comes from the LA based W. M. Keck foundation and now raises total commitments to six hundred and forty million dollars shy of the seven hundred and fifty million dollar estimated cost to complete the project the only times reports the pledge into fundraising drought that lasted through most of last year Blackmun set the six hundred and fifty million dollar fundraising goal years ago but has struggled to raise money for the project the times says competition for funds has come from other current projects like the one at the academy museum next door and the expansion of the hammer in west would like my director Michael governor said the museum is turning to the public for the remainder of the funding but the public may not be all in critics on social media have compared the design to a freeway overpass rest stop and have claimed the new design provides less gallery space for art and what like my head before like.
California lawmaker and doctor looks to tighten vaccine loopholes
"W legislation would make it more difficult to off that child out of required. Vaccination for school state. Senator Richard pants says his plan would give public health officials more oversight when it comes to approving vaccine exemptions while under current law. All students must be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school. Unless the doctor says they have a medical reason not to have all their shots. The number of medical exemptions has tripled since California eliminated, the personal belief exemption the proposed legislation would also. Create a database that would allow officials to monitor which doctors are granting the