17 Burst results for "Stephen Billingham"

"stephen billingham" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Trying to find a peek of the bard or that piece of sky clouds it takes a lot of attention and focus and that can be very healthy now news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer the trump administration is asking Congress to change the legal deadline for the twenty twenty census results used to redistribute congressional seats and electoral college votes among the states as well as the deadline to provide data states for redistricting that's according to a statement by census bureau director Stephen Billingham and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross who oversees the bureau the administration is seeking to move the deadline for the apportionment count from the end of this year to April thirtieth of twenty twenty one and for redistricting data from next March the next July the census bureau says that's also plan to further postpone census field operations until June first and to extend the counting through the end of October less than a week after dropping out of the presidential race from on senator Bernie Sanders joined Joe Biden to live in a live stream video rather to endorse the presumptive democratic nominee whose employers are small college teachers had long said he would support whoever won the democratic nomination that's this makes it official we've got to make trump a one term president and we need you in in the White House so I will do all that I can just see that that happens Joe Biden told the Vermont senator that he'll need him not just to win the campaign but to govern Sanders reminded by did that it's no secret they differ on some issues but their campaigns have been talking for a number of weeks and now they're setting up joint task forces to deal with policy priorities where they can find common ground such as the economy education and climate change a small college NPR news germs that cause major damage in parts of the southeast set their sights on the east coast today.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on KCRW

"Third largest pork producer countries plan to shut down a plant like that it has a pretty big impact on food supply hundreds of workers at Smithfield foods test positive for Kobe nineteen it is Monday April thirteenth and this is All Things Considered from NPR news I messaging and a merry Louise Kelly will meet the team behind an online dashboard millions of people rely on for covert nineteen statistics what we massively underestimated was the general public's interest people are just really desperate for information that they trust also with so much commerce grinding to a halt look at the impact on the environment and the hottest item for quarantine life these days jigsaw puzzles you're trying to find a peek of the bard or that piece of stuff yes cloud it takes a lot of attention and focus and that can be very healthy now needs live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer the trump administration is asking Congress to change the legal deadline for the twenty twenty census results used to redistribute congressional seats and electoral college votes among the states as well as the deadline to provide data states for redistricting that's according to a statement by census bureau director Stephen Billingham and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross who oversees the bureau the administration is seeking to move the deadline for the apportionment count from the end of this year to April thirtieth of twenty twenty one and for redistricting data from next March the next July the census bureau says that's also playing further postpone census field operations until June first and to extend the counting through the end of October less than a week after dropping out of the presidential race from on senator Bernie Sanders joined Joe Biden the live in a live stream video rather to endorse the presumptive democratic nominee for centos arch my holiday seizures had long said he would support whoever won the democratic nomination that's this makes it official we've got to make trump a one term president and we need you in in the White House so I will do all that I can also see that that happens Joe Biden told the Vermont senator that he'll need him not just when the campaign but to govern Sanders reminded by did that it's no secret they differ on some issues but their campaigns have been talking for a number of weeks and now they're setting up joint task forces to deal with policy priorities where they can find common ground such as the economy education and climate change a small college NPR news germs that cause major damage in parts of the southeast set their sights on the east coast today.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin crunches the numbers to reveal the very unequal economic impact of covert nineteen after news headlines live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack Speer the trump administration is asking Congress to change the legal deadline for the twenty twenty census results used to redistribute congressional seats and electoral college votes among the states as well as the deadline to provide data states for redistricting that's according to a statement by census bureau director Stephen Billingham and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross who oversees the bureau the administration is seeking to move the deadline for the apportionment count from the end of this year to April thirtieth of twenty twenty one and for redistricting data from next March the next July the census bureau said is also planning to further postpone census field operations until June first and to extend the counting through the end of October less than a week after dropping out of the presidential race from on senator Bernie Sanders joined Joe Biden the live in a live stream video rather to endorse the presumptive democratic nominee resent those are small colleges had long said he would support whoever won the democratic nomination but this makes it official we've got to make trump a one term president and we need you in in the White House so I will do all that I can also see that that happens Joe Biden told the Vermont senator that he'll need him not just to win the campaign but to govern Sanders reminded by did that it's no secret they differ on some issues but their campaigns have been talking for a number of weeks and now they're setting up joint task forces to deal with policy priorities where they can find common ground such as the economy education and climate change.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"States to work actually stay safe we'll talk to you soon thank you so much guys you too a little bit lost in the news firehose of the past however long it's been is the twenty twenty census the census bureau suspended its field operations the other day but with billions of dollars in federal funding at stake not to mention the constitutional requirement the count goes on so the bureau is asking people to send its surveys back in the mail or online and it's contacting people on the phone too but in parts of Detroit there are a whole lot of people without internet there's a lot of poverty in that city and people can just be harder to reach as well and that makes Detroit one of the hardest big cities in the country two counts from W. D. E. T. in Detroit Quinn Klinefelter has more the census bureau always planned to go door to door to reach those who have not responded the head of the bureau Stephen Billingham says that's still the plan but workers will be knocking on doors until may at the earliest we still will be using the census takers to go through the neighborhoods and we will adapt to the unnecessary health practices were monitoring it each and every day with the federal state local officials and we will have a very safe way in which we can still count the people that have may not have self responded the bureau is training workers and how to practice social distancing and providing safety equipment but the executive director of Detroit's twenty twenty census campaign Vicky cove ari says some Detroiters don't trust giving out personal information especially to the federal government she says it may take more than just contacting people safely to convince them to participate it may take hearing from someone they identify with the census bureau actually is trying to recruit people to work in their own zip codes it's absolutely preferable to have people work in those areas where they're familiar faces just explaining what the census ills can be vital some people say they've heard the term but how much do they actually.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Our series United States work actually stay safe we'll talk to you soon thank you so much guys you too a little bit lost in the news firehose of the past however long it's been is the twenty twenty census the census bureau suspended its field operations the other day but with billions of dollars in federal funding at stake not to mention the constitutional requirement account goes on so the bureau is asking people to send its surveys back in the mail or online and it's contacted people on the phone too but in parts of Detroit there are a whole lot of people without internet there's a lot of poverty in that city and people can just be harder to reach as well and that makes Detroit one of the hardest big cities in the country two counts from W. D. E. T. in Detroit Quinn Klinefelter has more the census bureau always planned to go door to door to reach those who have not responded the head of the bureau Stephen Billingham says that's still the plan but workers won't be knocking on doors until may at the earliest we still will be using the census takers to go through the neighborhoods and we will adapt to the unnecessary health practices were monitoring it each and every day with the federal state local officials and we will have a very safe way in which we can still count the people that have may not have self responded the bureau is training workers and how to practice social distancing and providing safety equipment but the executive director of Detroit's twenty twenty census campaign the key cove ari says some Detroiters don't trust giving out personal information especially to the federal government she says it may take more than just contacting people safely to convince them to participate it may take hearing from someone they identify with the census bureau actually is trying to recruit people to work in their own zip codes it's absolutely preferable to have people work in those areas where they're familiar faces just explaining what the census ills can be vital some people say they've heard the term but how much do they actually know.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of our series United States a work actually stay safe we'll talk to you soon thank you so much guys you too a little bit lost in the news firehose of the past however long it's been is the twenty twenty census the census bureau suspended its field operations the other day but with billions of dollars in federal funding at stake not to mention the constitutional requirement the count goes on so the bureau is asking people to send its surveys back in the mail or online and it's contacted people on the phone too but in parts of Detroit there are a whole lot of people without internet there's a lot of poverty in that city and people can just be harder to reach as well and that makes Detroit one of the hardest big cities in the country two counts from W. D. E. T. in Detroit Quinn Klinefelter has more the census bureau always planned to go door to door to reach those who have not responded the head of the bureau Stephen Billingham says that's still the plan but workers won't be knocking on doors until may at the earliest we still will be using the census takers to go through the neighborhoods and we will adapt to the unnecessary health practices were monitoring it each and every day with the federal state local officials and we will either have a very safe way in which we can still count the people that have may not have self responded the bureau is training workers and how to practice social distancing and providing safety equipment but the executive director of Detroit's twenty twenty census campaign the key cove ari says some Detroiters don't trust giving out personal information especially to the federal government she says it may take more than just contacting people safely to convince them to participate it may take hearing from someone they identify with the census bureau actually is trying to recruit people to work in their own zip codes it's absolutely preferable to have people work in those areas where they're familiar faces just explaining what the census is can be vital some people say they've heard the term but how much do they actually know about it.

United States field operations Detroit W. D. E. T. Quinn Klinefelter Stephen Billingham executive director Detroiters federal government
"stephen billingham" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on KCRW

"States to work actually stay safe we'll talk to you soon thank you so much guys you too a little bit lost in the news firehose of the past however long it's been is the twenty twenty census the census bureau suspended its field operations the other day but with billions of dollars in federal funding at stake not to mention the constitutional requirement the count goes on so the bureau is asking people to send its surveys back in the mail or online and it's contacted people on the phone too but in parts of Detroit there are a whole lot of people without internet there's a lot of poverty in that city and people can just be harder to reach as well and that makes Detroit one of the hardest big cities in the country two counts from W. D. E. T. in Detroit Quinn Klinefelter has more the census bureau always planned to go door to door to reach those who have not responded the head of the bureau Stephen Billingham says that's still the plan but workers will be knocking on doors until may at the earliest we still will be using the census takers to go through the neighborhoods and we will adapt to the unnecessary health practices were monitoring it each and every day with the federal state local officials and we will have a very safe way in which we can still count the people that have may not have self responded the bureau is training workers and how to practice social distancing and providing safety equipment but the executive director of Detroit's twenty twenty census campaign the key cove ari says some Detroiters don't trust giving out personal information especially to the federal government she says it may take more than just contacting people safely to convince them to participate it may take hearing from someone they identify with the census bureau actually is trying to recruit people to work in their own zip codes it's absolutely preferable to have people work in those areas where they're familiar faces just explaining what the census ills can be vital some people say they've heard the term but how much do they actually know about.

field operations Detroit W. D. E. T. Quinn Klinefelter Stephen Billingham executive director Detroiters federal government
"stephen billingham" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

07:07 min | 1 year ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Was a denial by Congress of a supplemental funding do you think that census was adequately funded by Congress well that that's a good question so when I get the error we we had developed a plan to to do the census correctly but the same price as the previous census unadjusted for inflation and that involves an aggressive use of automation like what what happened which we also needed a certain amount of budget to put all of these the innovations in place and between twenty twelve and twenty seventeen fiscal year twenty seventeen fiscal year twenty twelve the federal government the census bureau was underfunded by the Congress by over two hundred million dollars from what but we we requested and that had the effect of forcing us to prioritize your activities and we do prioritize on a few aspects of the automation we wanted to try to get rid of paper and pencil as much as possible specially for the operations designed to collect the information does not sell respond because we didn't think we could do a paper and pencil operation in twenty twenty then we also want to make sure we could we could alter the internet as a response option but that had the effect that that its deferred certain activities and therefore increase the cost of the twenty twenty census Q. what it is today and I believe it's estimated to cost of fifteen point six billion dollars and what's your assessment of the adequacy of that at this point the census bureau in Invicta Congress's really stepped up and a fully funded the census interacting provided a good contingency so right now the census bureau has has good funding they have the funding if they need to lay the census which would raise the cost more they have the the funding to do that so right now they are in good shape as far as the funding goes you say there's also contingent funding for things like oh oh my god the corona virus I can do it just is unfathomable to me the ways in which that could impact the collection of data not so much if the if everybody responds gets their mail goes to the internet fills it out it's quick it's cheap and it's complete but I assume most of your cost in activity is around those people who don't respond to that you know that that since I will actually work on the census and seventies and that has been the biggest cost driver of the census it's the you know to to collect the information from those who don't self response it's it's a massive operation since beer has to hire over five hundred thousand people and they have to support them they have to build the infrastructure which is officers and supervisors to put that that work for sexual that is the most expensive part of the decennial census soon it's going to be a challenge for the census bureau the census particularly you know due to the coronavirus and that was almost unanticipated both either there are maybe you had some contingency plans in there but that most of our society seems woefully unprepared for what we're going through right now yeah I the census bureau they had a they they have a they have what they call a real stretch your and that was certainly on the risk register we hadn't bill says all the contingency plans when I was there because we hadn't really finished at the complete design of the century so we had to finish the complete design yeah or you can built contingency plans but I would think that this corona viruses caught everybody everybody is reacting as fast as they can you know I mean and it and the situation changes every day so I'm in Oregon yesterday the word came down you know that that restaurants are closed bars are closed yeah schools have been closed so this is you know this is an evolving situation and it's requiring a lot of resilience and adaptability on everyone's part including census bureau just to follow up on the earlier question to you there was a budget request to some years back it was around the time that you left the census did the budget to do denial budget have anything to do with your leaving the census or was that it completely external to that no it didn't help that that's not why I left since pure I I I was a my I would I was halfway through an additional term so I I I my my appointment was extended one year by the Obama administration and at the start there there wasn't anyone you know to apartment commerce you've been a political role Wilbur Ross came in will Ross started building up this team and by the time I left you know you use Wilbur had a good team and I I didn't need to to be there it was time for me to move on and let the career people the census bureau work you know what with Wilbur Ross St it is the current director of the census a career person I know he he's a political point to you his name is Dr Stephen Billingham he was appointed by president trump and was confirmed by the U. S. Senate okay last last question and it did take your time on there said so let's say somebody doesn't hear from the census and they're afraid of getting messed is there anything proactively they can do yes there's a couple things I can do one they can call in there there it's not hard to find the such your telephone number do you go to the website the other thing they could do is I can get online and they can just the eight they can just come in and enter your address and told her to make sure that what and another point in this is gets to the sensitivity the census is not just for citizens of my right but you're exactly right the census counts everyone citizens noncitizens it doesn't determine whether someone is legally here or not legally here in fact it only has a question it counts everyone and and there is no I I think as you've noted before there is not that that data doesn't get released to any other agency it doesn't go to law enforcement that somebody was not a citizen should.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"A month away from most U. S. residents but in a recent hearing by the house committee on oversight and reform a report was made public that highlighted the risk that the census bureau will not be ready for its upcoming operations then the report by the government accountability office the G. A. O. says the U. S. census bureau has succeeded so far in early tasks such as verifying addresses across the U. S. and launching an advertising campaign but it is behind in recruiting workers and establishing partnerships with civic groups the report also says the bureau is at risk of missing testing milestones for five information technology operations including one that will allow people to self respond and another for following up with households that have answered the questions on their own at the house hearing the GAO was represented by director Nick marinus he claimed that the bureau had made significant progress the reality and where the risk is and where my worry resides is just in the time right we're we're sort of in a pressure cooker of time to get a lot of things done and the bureau has in particular to key operations coming up in just the next couple of months so the beer has a lot of work ahead of it to complete the testing that's done now to its credit and and accurate to doctor Dillingham said they put a lot of effort into that testing in fact what I mentioned earlier about the decision to switch from one system to another was the result of that rigorous testing that the bureau is is undertaking so at the end of the day I think the risk still exists because of the amount of work that the beer has to do with a shorter time lawmakers at the hearing also got an update from census bureau director Stephen Billingham and other agency officials telling them says that the bureau is on.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"If there any children living there one question we won't be asked next year is if we are a US citizen or not it's time to put that question on the census was challenged all the way to the Supreme Court and then in July president trump gave up the fight these delays would have prevented us from completing the census on time it is deeply regrettable but it will not stop us from collecting the needed information he issued an executive order directing all departments and agencies hand over all requested records on citizens and non citizens they also asked St stand over driver's license information but as for the census itself the question is moot as the bureau starts to ramp up now hiring temporary workers more than two million will be needed Stephen Billingham is the director of the US census bureau it's particularly important because the constitution provides for the apportionment of the representatives and in the US house of representatives by population so that's one of the the absolute requirements of the census it ties directly into the constitution and it states that it has to be done every ten years correct accolades in seventeen ninety in the first one in seventeen ninety how did they do that well originally and and in the history fascinating is a great time to review that history what the US marshals actually visited household so they had that first assignment to collect the numbers of people in the country so they actually would ride on horseback to count everyone in in in in counting in collecting information took about two years even back then when the nation was much smaller that would be a really hard job and we're not talking about a lot of easy terrain to get around in that time in this country you know and and so we do have many modern methods of collecting the information now of course our nation is so much bigger it is still a very complex monumental enterprise and we take a lot of planning and a lot of work from a lot of people how many years does it take to put together or in this case the twenty twenty senses that were about to get how long has this been going on to get it ready well that negative very good question Dave I'm actually planning never stops technically we are planning that twenty thirty census now at least in the very early stages though the planning activity goes to every decade into every year but of course as we approach the actual taking of the census we really had our peak times a lot of activity at that time so when you look back on the way the constitution set this up the process has obviously changed over the years so what is it now that they do have done to make a difference well we like to explain to people how easy it is now so everyone in the nation will continue to have the mail option but in addition to the mail option you can now answer the census complete the questionnaire on the internet or on the telephone we have questionnaire system centers they can take the information by phone we get it passed in two thousand eighteen and in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Rhode Island as well which was centered in actually most of the people who were responding responded by the internet so many questions will and will we get actually there's only by the time you put your name and address and there I think there's a potential questions very basic questions a we will ask you know your your date of birth and your gender and and a few other vital questions that we will have the basic demographic information for our nation's population but there is another question here that we get now call the American community survey that has a lot more gap recently with going to that but because of some people refer to as a short form in Seoul people now can answer the census within about ten minutes what is so many doesn't answer I mean do you want everyone to answer but there's no is there a requirement to answer well act actually there is a requirement but it is really a constitutional and Finnick responsibility so we want to encourage everyone to answer in a as I said we.

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"stephen billingham" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

12:01 min | 2 years ago

"stephen billingham" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Doesn't allow us to keep children more than twenty days. They can fix catch release, frankly, they can fix the silent. They can fix the visa overstays just refused to act or so busy doing nothing to the time that they can't actually make laws for entire countries. Very frustrating. It was frustrating to me when the Republicans in charges frustrating Democrats are in charge of the house, but on the Silom seekers, we have to processes claims, and we need to do it in a more, speedy fashion. I'll tell you something caught my eye. I have to go back and see the source of the poll, but this this morning. I saw one of your reports that there there's a seventeen percent increase since January. Mum. Democrats believe we have a crisis of the border. So thank you very much for stopping saying foolish things caravanning, and there's no crisis, and it's manufactured. It's real. We see it mandatory national security crisis and asylum seekers are looking for the privilege of coming into the United States of America, not every claims credible. Some. Claims are credible. And we don't want those have a credible. Claim of fear and asylum to be hamstrung in the process by those who don't because they're lying about it. 'cause grabbing the hand of child and God knows what happens to that child is it's easier to come into this country. Even CNN ran whole segment on that. That was the president Kellyanne Conway today earlier this afternoon, we were joined by Washington Post immigration reporter Maria security to walk through the new rules, and what they mean for those who enter the country seeking asylum Tomba should a memo ordering come up with some new rules within ninety days that would make it more difficult for people to apply for sent on the administration charging fees. They would also prevent immigrants from qualifying for work permits right now get a work permit after about six months, but now they won't get a work permit until their cases granted, which is a big deal for people thousands of people. Are waiting for their cases to be completed immigration court, and they need to work while they're while they're waiting for that. And President Trump said in that memo out of the White House yesterday that the reason they issued these new rules was to combat the abuse the asylum system, we know any stats on that how much abuse there is right now. Well, immigration workers are not public. So there's no way to independently verify those kind of claims, but must here. The nonpartisan organization called the migration policies to go poured that actually that. And they said that there are signs at the system is being abused. I mean, you can certainly see that separately from the point at the border where there's tons of people coming in and take no Silom and many of them do not have mandatory claims or seeking work or they're fleeing poverty or or other issues, but those are not ground for Silom. And you can also see rising numbers of people getting more permits in the United States. And that is. Many of that also for real they're there that's the real claims. But some of them are also, you know, for people who want work permit, and they're some are exploiting the backlog in immigration courts on the fees that you write about you say that charging fees for asylum claims would put the United States in the clear minority when it comes to the international community most not charge fees. I mean asylum is people who are fleeing their homeland because they fear for their lives save they had claims that they were tortured or they could be tortured. They could be arrested, for example, all the news unfolding Venezuela today, a lot of it claims are coming also from Venezuelans they're coming from all over the world at the southern border in particular. They're coming from the northern triangle countries of hunters Guatemala, my bona fide in some or not and each case is decided on its own. Merits one of the other changes outlined today. A change that try to cut down on the the backlog of Silom claims into limit the time it takes to Judah Kate them. Can you talk about that? Right. So when president come office the asylum. I mean, rather the immigration court backlog was stood at around six hundred thousand some of those claims now it's about eight hundred fifty thousand so it's grown quite a bit. Even though his goal has been to cut it in half by twenty twenty obviously is not going to happen and these measures very possibly won't get them. They're either what sort of reaction have you seen since this memo came out late last night. Well, I think advocates intent a lawsuit quickly. And I think they'll challenge it just like they've challenged on. He's out her attempts to reduce asylum. The tried to ban people who cross the Puerto Rican from playing for silent that's been held up in the court, and he's tried multiple other measures. So this is the latest one, and how much time do those opponents have is this a regulation that has to go through the whole regulatory process. That's a big question administration. Bye bye rushing things in the past has ended up in court, and and on the losing end of those battles. So I think now they realize they have to try to do things different perhaps better way and had the regulations out in a way to follow the rules. Clearly, but since the president has cleared a national emergency reporter, I think it's very possible that they'll try to move the regulations through quickly as possible. So right now they have ninety days, but they could try to institute them faster Maria sa- Keti is an immigration reporter with the Washington Post. You can see her coverage of this story at washingtonpost dot com. Thanks so much. Thank you. Back on Capitol Hill today US census bureau director, Steven Dilling. Ham, testified on the agencies preparations for the twenty twenty cents before a house appropriations subcommittee questions focused on concerns of the addition and legality of the citizenship question the challenge in counting people in hard to reach areas language barriers and the use of electronic devices a majority of voters in new poll say that question about US citizenship should be included in the twenty twenty cents an issue currently before the supreme court six and ten registered voters in a hill. Harris survey released today said that the US census bureau should ask the citizenship question, even if it results in fewer responses, another twenty one percent said the question should not be included. While nineteen percent were unsure the Trump administration has defended the idea of adding a citizenship question to the census after the idea drew backlash when it was first announced by commerce secretary Wilbur Ross last year, this is committee, chairman Jose Serrano. Democrat of New York was Stephen Billingham. The US census bureau director Billingham as I mentioned in my opening statement. There is a greater degree of uncertainty. With regard to the administration of the twenty twenty senses than any dissent. Senses. I have dealt with. We're currently waiting for the supreme court to Termine the galley constitutionality of the addition of citizenship question on the twenty twenty four. But the bureau has had to continue preparing for the twenty twenty senses, regardless. My understanding is that you sensiti have two versions of the twenty twenty cents is. Ready to go for printing. However, what is less clear to me is whether you're outreach communications and plundered ship activities. Also have two parallel Pez question. What is the bureau doing to repair for the supreme court's decision? You have different strategies for the -pointment depending on results, and can you share those changes with us today? Thank you. Mr chairman. I wouldn't like to update you, and I appreciate the concerns about the uncertainty surrounding the descend census in some quarters in the media excetera. I can assure you that you ask if we we had two different plans for printing purposes in the beginning of July. We do we have two systems ready to go as to which questionnaire will be printed. But after that, we have a process in place in an execution plan that will proceed regardless now, one of the issues as you have pointed out as committee chairwoman. Always pointed out is what about there could be a question on citizenship in there in how might that impact? And we're conducting a study this summer the results will be available in October for just the purpose of operational needs. So as a result of of doing a survey of four hundred eighty thousand households hah. With the question and half without that will better inform us as to any particular needs for deploying our resources, you mentioned how we're preparing for the census overall, we have an extensive campaign that I'd be glad to brief you and other members of the committee, but one element that I want to bring to your attention is our communications plan and our integration with partnerships. We're going to deploy twice as many partnerships into the communities, particularly the hard to reach communities and our targeting messages with the campaign will be to reach the hard to count populations. So we have a number of subcontractors creating messages specifically for the heart account poppulation director dealing ham went on to tell members at the twenty twenty cents would be the most innovative census because it'll be the first time people will be able to submit responses electrically through the phone and internet, you can watch the entire hearing by going to see span. Dot org and searching for Stephen dealing ham. This is Washington today. With us is Anthony dragon who covers energy and environmental issues for politico. The climate change Bill is one of House Democrats top ten agenda bills for the hundred and sixteenth congress. What are some of the key elements in this legislation? So this legislation is the first climate change peace legislation being considered by the Democrats since they regain the house majority. It's also the first significant climate Bill in more than a decade. So that's important to note to begin with the legislation itself is rather simple it bars the US from using any funding to withdraw from the Paris agreement which is the landmark climate change agreement inked by the Obama administration and the President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw from he's not able to do that legally until twenty twenty. But he's announced that he wants to do that the other part of the Bill would require the Trump administration to submit a report to congress within a hundred twenty as before months about how they would meet the emissions reduction agreements outlined or pledge by the United States as part of the Paris. Cream it now just to be clear. This is not the the green new deal proposal that many Democrats support right? That's right. It's it's actually it's less ambient far less ambitious in the green new deal is Bill. Democrats are saying is that this is an important first step to show their serious climate action and important signal to send the international community that the United States is not United behind President Trump's position that it withdraw from the climate change agreement and also that it stands up for in agrees with the scientific and census around climate change. Which is something that President Trump has pretty vocally questioned in getting this climate change Bill ready for floor debate the house rules committee allowing some thirty amendments mainly by Democrats, which are the ones the key ones. We should watch for so. Yeah, it's interesting..

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"The decision that doesn't allow us to keep children more than twenty days. They can fix catch-and-release, frankly, they can fix the silent on they can fix the visa overstays. Just refused to act. They're so busy doing nothing. Most of the time that they can't actually make laws for entire country. Very frustrating. It was frustrating to me when the Republicans in charge frustrating Democrats are in charge of the house. But on a silence seekers, we have to process claims wait need to do more, speedy fashion. I'll tell you something caught my eye. I have to go back and see the source of the poll, but this this morning. I saw one of your reports that there there's a seventeen percent increase since January mon- Democrats who believe we have a crisis at the border. So thank you very much for stopping saying foolish things like CARA vanish, and there's no crisis, and it's manufactured. It's real. We see it mandatory national security crisis and asylum seekers are looking for the privilege of coming into the United States of America. Not every claim is credible. Some. Claims are credible. And we don't want those have a credible. Claim of fear and asylum to be hamstrung in the process by those who don't because they're lying about grabbing the hand of child, and God knows what happens to that child is easier to come into this country. Even CNN ran whole segment that that was counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway today earlier this afternoon, we were joined by Washington Post immigration reporter Maria security to walk through the new rules, and what they mean for those who enter the country seeking asylum. Trump issued a memo ordering immigration come up with some new rules within ninety days that would make it more difficult for people to apply for sent on the administration charging fees. They would also prevent immigrants from qualifying for work permits right now, they can get a work permit after about six months. But now, they won't get a work permit until their cases granted, which is a big deal for people thousands of people. Are waiting for their cases to be completed immigration court, and they need to work while they're while they're waiting for that to happen. President Trump said in that memo out of the White House yesterday that the reason they issued these new rules was to combat the abuse the asylum system, do we know any stats on that how much abuse there is right now. Well, immigration are not public. So there's no way to independently verify those kind of claims, but must year the nonpartisan organization called the migration policies to cannot. What a report that actually that. And they said that there are signs that stem is being abused. I mean, you can certainly see that separately reported the border where there's tons of people coming in and tcm asylum, and many of them do not have mandatory claims they're seeking to work or they're fleeing poverty or or other issues, but those are not ground for Silom. And you can also see rising numbers of people getting more permits in the United States. And that is that many of that also for real there. That's the real time claims. But some of them are also, you know, for people who want permit, and they're some are exploiting the backlog in immigration courts on the. Fees that you write about you say the charging fees for asylum claims would put the United States in the clear minority when it comes to the international community. Absolutely most do not charge fees. I mean asylum as people who are fleeing their homeland because they feel for their lives. They've they had claims that they were tortured or they could be tortured. They could be arrested. You see, for example, the all the news unfolding Venezuela today. A lot of bit claims are coming also from Venezuelans they're coming from all over the world at the southern border particular they're coming from the northern triangle countries of hundred Malla and tell my bona fide in some or not and each case is decided on its own merits, one of the other changes outlined today is a change that try to cut down on the the backlog of asylum claims and to limit the time it takes to adjudicate them. Can you talk about that? All right. So when President Trump took office the asylum. I mean, rather the integration court backlog was stood at around six hundred thousand some of those are claims now it's about eight hundred fifty thousand so it's grown quite a bit. Even though his goal has been to cut it in half by twenty twenty obviously is not going to happen and these measures very possibly won't get them. They're either what sort of reaction have you seen since this memo came out late last night. Well, I think advocates intensive all a lawsuit quickly. And I think they'll challenge it just like they've telling us his other I tend to reduce asylum. The he tried to ban people who cross the Puerto Rico legally from applying for asylum. That's been held up in the courts, and he's tried multiple other measures. So this is the latest one, and how much time do those opponents have is this a regulation that has to go through the whole regulatory process. That's a big question. You know, the Trump administration. Bye bye rushing things in the past has ended up in court, and and on the losing end of those battles. So I think now they realize they have to try to do things different perhaps better way and the regulations out in a way that follows the rules, clearly, but since the president has cleared a national emergency reporter, I think it's very possible that they'll try to move regulation through as quickly as possible. So right now they have ninety days, but they could try to institute them faster Maria sa- Keti is an immigration reporter with the Washington Post. You can see her coverage of this story at Washington Post dot com. Thanks so much. Thank you. Back on Capitol Hill today US census bureau director, Steven Billingham, testified on the agencies preparations for the twenty twenty cents before a house appropriations subcommittee questions focused on concerns of the addition and legality of the citizenship question the challenge in counting people in hard to reach areas language barriers and use of electronic devices, a majority of voters in new poll say that a question about US citizenship should be included in the twenty twenty cents an issue currently before the supreme court six and ten registered voters in a hill. Harris survey released today said that the US census bureau should ask the citizenship question, even if it results in fewer responses, another twenty one percent said the question should not be included. While nineteen percent were unsure the Trump administration has defended the idea of adding a citizenship question to the census after the idea drew backlash when it was first announced by commerce secretary Wilbur Ross last year, this is committee, chairman Jose Serrano. Democrat of New York was Stephen Billingham. The US census bureau director. Adila him as I mentioned in my opening statement. There is a greater degree of uncertainty where we got to the administration of the twenty twenty senses than any sense senses. I have dealt with. We're currently waiting for the supreme court Termine, the galley constitutionality of the addition of a citizenship question on the twenty twenty four. But the bureau has had to continue preparing for the twenty twenty senses, regardless. My understanding is that you sensually have two versions of the twenty twenty cents is. Ready to go for printing. However, what is clear to me is whether you're outreach communications and partnership activities. Also have two parallel -pez question. What is the bureau doing to prepare for the supreme court's decision? You have different strategies with appointment depending on results, and can you share those changes with us today? Thank you. Mr chairman. I would like to update you, and I appreciate the concerns about uncertainty surrounding the census in some quarters in the media excetera. I can assure you that you ask if we we had two different plans for printing purposes in the beginning of July. We do we have two systems ready to go as to which questionnaire we'll be printed. But after that, we have a process in place in an execution plan that will proceed regardless now, one of the issues as you have pointed out, and as committee, chairwoman lawyers pointed out is what about there could be a question on citizenship in there in how might that impact? And we're conducting a study this summer the results will be available in October for just the purpose of operational needs. So as a result of doing a survey of four hundred eighty thousand households. Half with the question and half without that will better inform us as to any particular needs for deploying our resources, you mentioned how we're we're preparing for the census overall, we have an extensive campaign. Glad to breath you and other members of the.

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"Coming up next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dale Willman. How many times can we say no that was House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's response to NBC when asked about talks with the White House on Wednesday to reopen government. Pelosi was responding to president Donald Trump's request for five billion dollars toward building a border wall with Mexico, it stay thirteen of a partial government shutdown and Trump says it will last as long as it takes to get the funding. He wants leaders have been invited back to the White House on Friday for more discussions, the new session of congress. Meanwhile, begins this afternoon, and it features a record number of women members the Blue Wave that handed the House Democrats this year. Also brought in lots of women while Republicans didn't have nearly as many women candidates. In fact, the number of Republican women is falling in this new congress seven the party worry that this could alienate voters and they're working to find ways to support GOP women in primaries next time around that's NPR's. Daniel Kurtzer, Kurtz, LeBron. The Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to head the US census bureau NPR's Hansie long reports that Stephen Billingham is set to take over the agency with a little more than a year before the twenty two thousand census begin Stephen dealing nomination was approved by unanimous voice vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The census bureau has not had a permanent director for more than a year. Now, dealing and is expected to lead the agency through the end of twenty twenty one he will oversee the final preparations for the twenty twenty cents is expected to be the first US headcount to be conducted online, which brace average security risks doing hand will also inherit seven lawsuits reconquer virtual new citizenship. Question added by the Trump administration during his confirmation hearing Dillingham said he would add voice an opinion on the issue. And that he's looking to the courts to decide whether the census bureau moves forward with the question on long news, New York shops are shot and hundreds of people have been arrested in India's southern state of Kerala protests erupted after two women in their forty s entered a Hindu temple. That is traditionally back. Banned women who were old enough to menstruate NPR's Laura Fraser reports from him by..

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"Highs will reach forty seven degrees today then tonight, mostly clear skies, a low of thirty five degrees. Tomorrow looking mostly sunny with a high of forty eight right now in New York, forty four degrees, overcast skies at seven o'clock. This is WNYC FM HD and AM New York. Good morning. The political landscape of Washington changes today as a new congress is sworn in and Democrats take control of the house this as the partial shutdown of the federal government nears the two week, Mark. I'm shumita Basu. President. Trump says he's willing to let the shutdown last as long as it takes to get the billions of dollars. He wants for a border wall. I actually think it's bad politics. But I'm not thinking about the politics. I'm thinking about what's right, and what's wrong, and assistant coaches in the NBA typically make one hundred thousand dollars a year or more. So why does one talented female coach earn just a fraction of that? It's thursday. January third. This is morning edition on WNYC. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal Willman. It's day. Thirteen of the partial government shutdown. Lawmakers remain at odds over how to end the impasse. Even after key members of congress met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday leaders from both parties went to the White House for a briefing on border security afterward. The only thing they seem to agree on was. There was no progress made on ending the shutdown. Democrats are moving ahead with the vote in the house on legislation that would fund the government, but the White House opposes the plan. That's NPR's share Roscoe the leaders. Meanwhile, are expected to meet again on Friday for further discussions, the US ambassador to Russia has visited Paul Whalen. He's the American who's been detained in Moscow since last Friday Wieland is an accused of espionage NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports according to the State Department embassador Jon Huntsman went to the fort Uva detention facility to offer assistance to Paul wheel the ambassador, then spoke by phone with Huilan's family. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says he's trying to learn more about the charges. Then if the detention is not appropriate we will demand. His immediate return. Paul williams. Brothers says he was in Moscow for a wedding and denies. He's a spy wheel and served in Iraq with the marines receiving a bad conduct discharge in two thousand eight he currently oversees security at an auto parts company in Michigan. Michele Kelemen, NPR news. The State Department South Korea's spy agency is told lawmakers there that North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife. The announcement followed unconfirmed reports that the diplomat had sought asylum from an unidentified western country. The last senior diplomat from North Korea to defect was the deputy ambassador in London in two thousand sixteen the Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to head the US census bureau. NPR's Hansie lo Wong reports that Stephen Billingham is set to take over the agency with a little more than a year before the twenty. Two thousand census begins. Stephen Dilling hands nomination was approved by unanimous voice, vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The census bureau has not had a permanent director for more than a year. Now Dilling is expected to lead the agency through the end of twenty twenty one he oversee the final preparations for the twenty twenty senses. It's expected to be the first US headcount to be conducted online, which brings cybersecurity risks doing have will also inherit seven lawsuits reconquer virtual new citizenship. Question added by the Trump administration during his confirmation hearing Dillingham said he would not voice an opinion on the issue. And that he's looking to the courts to decide whether the census bureau moves forward with the question on ceelo long. NPR news New York on Wednesday apple cut its quarterly forecast. Chief executive Tim cook says slowing iphone sales in China are to blame for the drop. It's a rare move for the company and shares of apple stock tumbled in after hours trading. The revenue drop is one indication of how the economic slowdown in China may be more severe than analysts had thoughts. You're listening to NPR news. And this is WNYC in New York. I'm should meet the best SU forty four degrees out right now. Going up to forty seven degrees and sunny later on today. Southbound n and q trains are running local from thirty fourth street herald square to canal street because of switch problems early morning trains are cancelled on the Long Island railroad Montauk branch because an unauthorized vehicle on the tracks was struck by a train. There are delays on the port Jefferson branch there too. And there are delays on the BQ e after a vehicle collision near metropolitan avenue. President Trump's clash with lawmakers over the federal budget has left thousands of government employees in the New York area out of work Antony sank is an employee at the New York branch of the Environmental Protection Agency. He works with the city and state to prevent pollution in nearby bodies of water since the shutdown began thirteen days ago saying has had to stop reviewing information from third parties. You have like, for example partners that upload their quality data. So there are things that pile up the president and democratic lawmakers are at odds over whether the federal budget will fund wall along the southwestern border with Mexico. And as you've been hearing, the twenty two thousand census is just around the corner and city leaders want all New Yorkers to get counted. Even those who are not documented despite efforts by the White House to ask about citizenship, congressman Adriana Espaillat has spoken often about coming to this country as an undocumented immigrant. He says an undercount in the city hurts everything that gets federal funding like schools, but it doesn't hurt just undocumented kids in school era Jolla kids because if the funding short is going to be short for everybody. The count is also used to determine the number of representatives each state has in congress officials have been warning New York that it's on pace to lose one or two representatives which could be made worse by an undercount. And the number of murders. In Brooklyn fell below one hundred last year. It's a milestone that Brooklyn district. Attorney Eric Gonzalez says was once believed unattainable, he says the decline in homicides also occurred parts of Brooklyn that were once considered the most violent parts of the city driving up the murder rate, including his childhood neighborhood, east New York the year, I was applying to the DA's office. There were a hundred and twenty six homicides in east New York that yeah, that's what motivated me to want to get involved in law enforcement this year, we had six citywide there were two hundred eighty nine murders last year. That's also a record low. According to preliminary numbers, the NYPD is expected to release its complete crime report for twenty eighteen sometime later on today. There's a forty percent chance of light rain in the next few hours, but it should clear up by nine o'clock mostly sunny day ahead with highs reaching forty seven forty four degrees now at seven oh seven support for NPR comes from K Buxbaum and supported the David Gilkey and Sabio LA Timana memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments impeachment..

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"We'll ask incoming democratic majority leader Steny Hoyer, whether he sees a compromise to end the shutdown. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm no wilting. Also this hour the competition to get into elite colleges is intense, but is going to a top school really have any effect on what you'll earn later in life. And we'll talk to the brother of an American citizen who's been detained in Russia on allegations of espionage. It is Thursday January third danika mckellar who played Winnie Cooper on. The wonder years is forty four today. And the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dale Willman. It's day. Thirteen of the partial government shutdown. Lawmakers remain at odds over how to end the impasse. Even after key members of congress met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday leaders from both parties went to the White House for a briefing on border security afterward. The only thing they seem to agree on was. There was no progress made on ending the shutdown. Democrats are moving ahead with the vote in the house on legislation that would fund the government, but the White House opposes the plan. That's NPR's Aisha Roscoe the leaders. Meanwhile, are expected to meet again on Friday for further discussions, the US ambassador to Russia has visited Paul Whalen. He's the American who's been detained in Moscow since last Friday Waylon is an accused of espionage NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports according to the State Department embassador Jon Huntsman went to the Lefortovo detention facility to offer assistance to Paul Whalen, the ambassador then spoke by phone. With Williams family secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says he's trying to learn more about the charges. If the detention is not appropriate. We will demand is immediate return. Paul williams. Brothers says he was in Moscow for a wedding and denies. He's a spy will and served in Iraq with the marines receiving a bad conduct discharge in two thousand eight he currently oversees security at an auto parts company in Michigan. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department South Korea's spy agency is told lawmakers there that North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife. The announcement followed unconfirmed reports that the diplomat had sought asylum from an unidentified western country. The last senior diplomat from North Korea to defect was the deputy ambassador in London in two thousand sixteen the Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to head the US census bureau. NPR's Hansie lo Wong reports that Stephen Billingham is set to take over the agency with a little more than a year. Before the twenty twenty census begins Stephen dealing heads nomination was approved by unanimous voice, vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The census bureau has not had a permanent director for more than a year. Now, duly ham is expected to lead the agency through the end of twenty twenty one he will oversee the final preparations for the twenty twenty cents. Is it's expected to be the first US headcount to be conducted online, which brings cybersecurity risks. Don't have will also inherit seven lawsuits over a controversial new citizenship. Question added by the Trump administration during his confirmation hearing Dillingham said he would not voice opinion on the issue. And that he's looking to the courts to decide whether the census bureau moves forward with the question on NPR news New York on Wednesday apple cut its quarterly forecast. Chief executive Tim cook says slowing iphone sales in China are to blame for the drop. It's a rare move for the company and shares of apple stock tumbled in after hours trading. The revenue drop is one indication of how the economic slowdown in China may be more severe than analysts had thoughts. You're listening to NPR. Our news. A new state report shows that medical marijuana. Use is steadily rising in Florida. Even though the state has been slow to roll out its legalisation effort voters there approved a constitutional amendment more than two years ago. A cargo Don with member station W J C T in Jacksonville reports in the first nine months of twenty eighteen one hundred and thirty six thousand Florida patients received marijuana certificates from their doctors northeast, Florida. Republican state Senator rob Bradley, a chief architect of the state's medical pot laws says the current administration has been slow to allow doctors to prescribe pot. And fortunately, we have a law in place that that provides for more licenses to be issued as more patients come online. We just need the executive branch to issue. Those licenses Florida also limits the number of grower distributors that allows to operate which has led to legal challenges from rejected nurseries. It's one of thirty three states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana for. For NPR news, I'm up acquired Don in Jacksonville police in Denmark, say two more bodies have been found in the wreckage from Wednesday's train crash that raises the death toll to eight and Denmark's deadliest railway accident in thirty years. More than a dozen other people were injured authorities are investigating whether falling cargo from another train heading in the opposite direction caused the high speed passenger train to crash in a major milestone for its space program. China has landed a space probe on the far side of the moon. The John g four lunar probe made a soft landing and then transmitted a close range image from the surface. I'm Dale Willman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include k bucks bound in support of the David Gilkey and zombie ulitimatum memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments and the Annie E Casey foundation. This is morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition yesterday. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he hosts Paul Whalen, the American detained. Russia will be home soon. We've made.

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"Heard danika mckellar who played Winnie Cooper on. The wonder years is forty four today. And the news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm deal Willman. It's day. Thirteen of the partial government shutdown. Lawmakers remain at odds over how to end the impasse. Even after key members of congress met with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday leaders from both parties went to the White House for a briefing on border security afterward. The only thing they seem to agree on was. There was no progress made on ending the shutdown. Democrats are moving ahead with the vote in the house on legislation that would fund the government, but the White House opposes the plan. That's NPR's Asia. Roscoe the latest meanwhile are expected to meet again on Friday for further discussions, the US ambassador to Russia has visited Paul Whalen. He's the American who's been detained in Moscow since last Friday Wieland is accused of espionage NPR's. Michelle Kellerman reports according to the State Department embassador Jon Huntsman went to the porta detention facility to offer assistance to Paul Whalen, the ambassador then spoke by phone. With Williams family secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says he's trying to learn more about the charges. Then if the detention is not appropriate. We will demand is immediate return. Paul williams. Brothers says he was in Moscow for a wedding and denies. He's a spy will and served in Iraq with the marines receiving a bad conduct discharge in two thousand eight he currently oversees security at an auto parts company in Michigan. Michelle Kellerman, NPR news. The State Department South Korea's spy agency is told lawmakers there that North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy has gone into hiding with his wife. The announcement followed unconfirmed reports that the diplomat had sought asylum from an unidentified western country. The last senior diplomat for North Korea to defect was the deputy ambassador in London in two thousand sixteen the Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to head the US census bureau. NPR's Hansie lo-long reports that Stephen Billingham is set to take over the agency with a little more than a year. Before the twenty twenty cents begins. Stephen dealing has nomination was approved by unanimous voice vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The census bureau has not had a permanent director for more than a year. Now Dilling and is expected to lead the agency through the end of twenty twenty one oversee the final preparations for the twenty twenty cents is expected to be the first US headcount to be conducted online, which brings cybersecurity risks. Don't have will also inherit seven lawsuits reconstitutional new citizenship. Question added by the Trump administration during his confirmation hearing Billingham said he would not voice an opinion on the issue. And that he's looking to the courts to decide whether the census bureau moves forward with the question on ceelo along. NPR news New York on Wednesday apple cut its quarterly forecast. Chief executive Tim cook says slowing iphone sales in China are to blame for the drop. It's a rare move for the company and shares of apple stock tumbled in after hours trading. The revenue drop is one indication of how the economic slowdown in China may be more severe than analysts had thoughts. You're listening to NPR. Our news. A new state report shows that medical marijuana use steadily rising in Florida, even though the state has been slow to roll out its legalization effort voters there approved a constitutional amendment more than two years ago, avocado with Don with member station. W J C T in Jacksonville reports in the first nine months of two thousand eighteen one hundred and thirty six thousand Florida patients received marijuana should difficult from their doctors northeast, Florida. Republican state Senator rob Bradley, a chief architect of the state's medical pot laws says the current administration has been slow to allow doctors to prescribe pot. And fortunately, we have a law in place that that provides for more licenses to be issued as more patients come online. We just need the executive branch to issue. Those licenses Florida also limits the number of grower distributors that allows to operate which has led to legal challenges from rejected nurseries. It's one of thirty three states that have legalized some form of medical marijuana for. NPR news, I'm of acquired Don in Jacksonville police in Denmark, say two more bodies have been found in the wreckage from Wednesday's train crash that raises the death toll to eight and Denmark's deadliest railway accident in thirty years. More than a dozen other people were injured authorities are investigating whether falling cargo from another train heading in the opposite direction caused the high speed passenger train to crash in a major milestone for its space program. China has landed a space probe on the far side of the moon. The John g four lunar probe made a soft landing and then transmitted close range image from the surface. I'm Dale Willman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include k bucks bound in support of the David Gilkey and Zaba ulitimatum memorial fund established to strengthen NPR's commitment to training and protecting journalists in high risk environments and the Annie E Casey foundation. Ahead on morning edition NPR's. Rachel Martin is going to speak with incoming house majority leader, Steny Hoyer about the prospects for ending the partial government shutdown this as the Democrats take control.

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"Cadets to receive academic support services participate in outreach activities and some athletic events. Cadets are due back on campus. January sixth for NPR news. I'm Frankie Graziano in Hartford, Connecticut. The US Senate has voted unanimously to confirm Stephen Billingham, President Trump's nominee to hit the US census bureau Billingham previously let smaller federal agencies including the bureau. Oh of Justice districts, gasoline, prices are falling across the United States. Steve Beckman reports the lower cost at the pump follow a decline in crude oil prices, although it is back up early this year US light sweet crude is nearly thirty dollars per barrel below at seventy six dollars. Forty one cent October high that has helped drivers at two dollars and twenty five cents. The average price of gasoline is down twenty one cents per gallon from a month ago. It's under two dollars in some states in his latest tweet Trump like and lower fuel costs to another tax cut with gas prices expected to go down further. He added this would be good, but Trump's Jerry boast comes against the backdrop of heavy stock losses that could dampen consumer spending and falling oil prices are seen by many as due partially to a slowing global economy for NPR news. I'm Steve Beck ner engine. Stock. Markets are down slightly following disappointing economic data in China. China. This is NPR news. The Senate Judiciary committee has set January fifteenth and sixteenth as dates for confirmation hearing on attorney general nominee William bar. Democrats are expressing concern over bars criticism of the special counsels Russia investigation, if confirmed bar would replace Jeff Sessions who angered President Trump are recusing himself from the Russia probe sessions resigned in November under pressure. Comedian Bob Einstein has died at the age of seventy six as NPR's. Andrew Limbaugh reports. Einstein was known for his stuntman character super Dave Osborne and for his roles in the TV shows, curb your enthusiasm and arrested development. The character super Dave Osborne was a stuntman who took his job very seriously. Like this one involving a bus. Explain.

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