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05:56 min | 1 year ago

"tamara keith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You know, if you think about it, the 19% or so of adults who say they won't get vaccinated probably stopped listening to President Biden a long time ago if they ever did. So this was a speech aimed at his political base who is frustrated and angry and has been fully vaccinated for months. That's NPR's Tamara Keith and Andrea Hsu. Thanks to both of you. You're welcome. Thanks, Scott. A broad majority of Americans say they favor welcoming Afghan allies to the U. S. That is, according to a new NPR Ipsos poll, which found that seven out of 10 Americans support resettling Afghans who worked with the U. S government or military. Now. This includes a substantial amount of support from groups that generally favor tougher restrictions on immigration. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and joins us now. Hey, Joel. He also all right. So were you surprised at all by how widely Americans seem to support resettling Afghans here? Yes, well, what really struck me is that support for Afghan evacuees is high and also that it is unusually broad. Our poll shows that it is not just Democrats and other groups that traditionally support refugee resettlement who say Overwhelmingly that we should welcome these Afghans to the U. S. We found there's also majority support even among Republicans and older white rural voters, people who generally tend to support hardline immigration policies. And even in these groups, we found a lot of support for Afghan resettlement. So interesting. Why do you think that is? Do you have a sense? Well, we did ask about that. A lot of people told us Essentially, we owe it to these Afghans because they helped US forces. And the U. S backed government. I talked to one young man named Francesco Lo Greco 23 years old from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. He describes himself as a Republican who says illegal immigration is a massive problem. But at the same time, the Greco says he's very supportive of bringing Afghan allies to the U. S. We have an obligation to these Afghans to get them help to get them safe to get them to safety. They love America. They fought for us. They were with us the whole time. But not everyone who has been airlifted out of Kabul had worked directly with U. S forces. So did you hear any concerns about that? We did. Lots of US allies did not make it out of the chaotic US withdrawal and tens of thousands of Afghans who were evacuated did not, as you say work directly with U S military or contractors. Biden administration officials say they are vetting all of those people rigorously before allowing them to resettle in the U. S. But there's definitely some skepticism about that. I talked to one man named Bryan Barnes, a Republican from Greenwood, Indiana. Barnes says he's worried about the Biden administration's ability to vet all of these people and the terrorists will find a way to exploit the situation. It just concerns me because they can say they're being vetted, But we don't know that. You know, I just do not trust this administration. We also heard concerns about the cost of all of this. This week, the Biden administration asked Congress for $6.4 billion to help with vetting and resettlement of Afghan evacuees. I'm curious George. How does this support for Afghans that we're seeing now compared to past refugee crises? Well, it's kind of off the charts. It's really high by historical standards. Looking back to 2015 and the beginning of the civil war In Syria, there was deep ambivalence about letting in more refugees. And if you look even further back to Vietnam, or even during World War, two refugee resettlement was not overwhelmingly popular in the US in those moments, either. But there seems to be something exceptional about the plight of Afghans that is really resonating with Americans. Mallory Newell is a vice president at Ipsos, which conducted this poll. There's almost this ability to separate Duty to help those in Afghanistan who helped our military Separating that from kind of how you feel about immigration and welcoming migrants full stop. You know, it's interesting to note the popularity of these Afghan evacuees does not seem to extend to other refugees, for example, people fleeing Syria and Libya or Central America. When you talk about refugees from those countries, you start to see these familiar partisan divisions in the data, Democrats are open to more immigration. Republicans tend to support more restrictions. That is NPR's Joel Rose. Thank you, Joel. You're welcome. It's w N Y. C. You're listening to all things considered. 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Biden: Social Media ‘Killing People’ With COVID Misinformation

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00:59 min | 1 year ago

Biden: Social Media ‘Killing People’ With COVID Misinformation

"Describing Covid 19 as a pandemic of the unvaccinated, since the overwhelming majority of those now hospitalized or dying from the disease have not gotten the vaccine. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Officials also pressing social media sides to take down misinformation. The White House says social media companies aren't doing enough to stop misinformation about covid vaccines from spreading like wildfire. And causing people not to get vaccinated. As he was preparing to board Marine One, president Biden was asked if he has a message for those social media platforms were killing people. I mean it really well, look. Only pandemics we have is among unvaccinated and that they're killing people. The White House notes that the counties and states with the lowest vaccination rates are driving the recent rise in covid cases. Those states are now also seeing new people sign up for vaccines at rates higher than the national average. Tamara Keith NPR

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06:16 min | 1 year ago

"tamara keith" Discussed on KCRW

"150 different humanitarian organizations were reached. In an attack that was first disclosed by Microsoft. In a temple Raston of NPR's investigations team has been tracking the recent Russian hacking operations and join Justina. Thanks for being with us. You're welcome. And what can you tell us about what happened? So Microsoft Cybercrimes team found these hackers and they were in the systems of a group of international development organizations. And what they think happened is that the hackers broke into an email marketing company that U S. A. I D was using a company called Constant Contact. And once the hackers had broken in, they sent fishing me emails out to other organizations. But those emails looked like they were coming from U S. A. I D And when people got those emails and clicked on the links inside of them, unbeknownst to them, they were installing malware on their networks. And the malware essentially allowed the hackers to read their e mails to steal information and even plant more malware. We should mention the constant contact is one of NPR's funders. Tina. Do we know who's behind the hack? Well, yes, I talked to Tom Burke yesterday. He's the vice president of customer security and trusted Microsoft. And he told us that it's pretty clear These hackers were linked to the Russian intelligence service, known as the SPR Curious. The association with the SVR comes from what the techniques we see them using, and from the kinds of targets that they are targeting. So it's a collection of circumstantial evidence. You might say that point in a consistent direction, and he says they think that it actually was a subset of the Russian group that hacked solar winds. They're also known as a PT 29 or cozy Bear, and Microsoft thinks this because they saw a lot of the techniques and code that they saw in this new hack seemed overlap with things that cozy Barry done in the past. And they didn't want to say unequivocally that it's the exact same people that hacked solar winds. Maybe it's a subset, but what they're not equivocating about is that this hack came from Russia. And Scott. The reason that's important is because it's yet another indication that nation state actor was involved your average cyber criminal. They don't target these kinds of institutions, and they certainly don't take the time to tailor their malware like they did in this case. Do you know in a world in which hacks have now become everyday occurrences? How significant is this particular hack? The hack isn't such a big deal. Microsoft appears to have spotted this one pretty quickly, but it's the context in which it arrives. That's really important. After the major solar winds breach, president Biden told the Russians to stop and he took some real steps, he launched sanctions. More sanctions, even expelled diplomats and that doesn't seem to have been enough. And well, this hack isn't nearly as sophisticated as the solar winds hack. It's the same kind is something called a supply chain attack. So that means that the hackers didn't directly target the companies or institutions they were interested in. But instead, they focused on suppliers, finding a company's sort of further down the chain. And now here we are, with the same group from Russia launching yet another supply chain attack and president Biden is scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin in June. How does this hack play and any discussions that they might have? Well, that's the big question. I mean, what will the U s response be President Biden has already warned Russia not to do the supply chain hacks and Now, like a finger in his eye. They've launched another one. So the question really is whether this is going to force the U. S to respond in some way. In a temple Raston of NPR's investigations unit. Thank you so much. You're welcome. Vice President Kamila Harris became the first woman to deliver a commencement address at the U. S. Naval Academy. Remarks yesterday laid a lot of responsibility. Feet of the graduates, saying they will be among those defending this country from new threats, including cyber attacks. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith reports. To a stadium of vaccinated midshipmen in their dress whites. Vice President Harris delivered a speech that was part inspiration and uplift and part of warning siren about a rapidly changing world at a significant turning point. We are now entering Nextera. New age. New iPAQ. With its own tests. With its own challenges. And with its own opportunities. Just look at the last year, she said, which showed how interconnected and fragile it all is a dead. Gang of hackers can disrupt the fuel supply of Ah, whole seaboard. One country's carbon emissions can threaten Our intellectual property. Our elections are critical infrastructure. Ransomware attack by criminal hackers earlier this month. Well, that was a warning shot. In fact, there have been many warning shots. Harris concluded on a hopeful note that those graduates about to toss their hats in the air and continue their service to the country were trained and prepared to help and so Midshipman. When you stand to take the oath. I want you to know. That as we embark on this new era President Joe Biden and I Our entire nation. Have great faith in you. And we are proud of you. Later In the ceremony, Harris was presented with a gift from the Class a jacket as she put it on over her trademark dark pantsuit. The crowd roared with approval..

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White House Cuts Infrastructure Price Tag to $1.7 Trillion

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01:00 min | 1 year ago

White House Cuts Infrastructure Price Tag to $1.7 Trillion

"Spear. The White House is bringing down the price tag of its proposed infrastructure plan is part of negotiations with Senate Republicans. Bind. Administrative officials met with GOP leaders today by video conference. But as NPR's Tamara Keith reports, they seemed to be further apart than ever. The Biden team presented a counter proposal that would bring the price tag to $1.7 trillion, down from two and a quarter trillion, but still more than double the last GOP offer. Most of the trims come from areas where there is bipartisan agreement like road construction and broadband. Here's how press Secretary Jen Psaki described it. This proposal exhibits a willingness to come down in size, giving on some areas that are important to the president. Otherwise they wouldn't have been in the proposal will also staying firm in areas that are most vital to rebuilding our infrastructure and industries of the future. The White House counter made clear the party's still don't agree on how to fund the spending. Or even really the definition

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CDC, FDA Urge Pause in Johnson and Johnson COVID Vaccine

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CDC, FDA Urge Pause in Johnson and Johnson COVID Vaccine

"And Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for an immediate pause in the use of Kobe 19 vaccines made by Johnson and Johnson. There have been six cases a rare blood clots and people who received the vaccine. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. The White House insists this won't slow down vaccination efforts. In a statement. White House Covert response coordinator Jeff Science says the FDA and CDC announcement quote will not have a significant impact on our vaccination plan because of ongoing production delays. So far, Johnson and Johnson doses only represent about 5% of vaccines administered in the U. S. In addition, he says, the government has secured enough doses of Fizer and Moderna vaccines for 300 million Americans. Zion says they have enough of those vaccines to keep up the pace of three million shots and arms every day. And, he added, they're working to get anyone who had been scheduled for J and J quickly rescheduled with a Fizer or Madonna appointment.

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Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to Deploy Troops to Slow Migration

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00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to Deploy Troops to Slow Migration

"The Bind Administration has secured agreements with Mexico and Central American countries to fortify their borders. As NPR's Tamara Keith explains. It's an effort to slow the tide of unaccompanied minors trying to come into the U. S. The number of unaccompanied minors showing up at the southern border of the U. S is on pace to set records, and the Biden administration is struggling to keep up. Tyler Moran, special assistant to the president for immigration set on MSNBC's morning Joe that the administration is working with Mexico and other countries. We've secured agreements for them support more troops on their own border. Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala have all agreed to do this. That not only was gonna prevent the traffickers and the smugglers and the cartels that are taking damage with the kids on their way here, but also to protect those Children, she said. The administration is also working to speed up its ability to process the Children and teenagers. And move them to safe places awaiting disposition of their

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Biden to Unveil Long-Awaited Executive Action on Guns

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00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Biden to Unveil Long-Awaited Executive Action on Guns

"My from NPR news. I'm Korova Coleman. President Biden is expected to issue executive actions intended to reduce gun violence. One action will regulate certain weapons kids bought online that don't require background checks. Another would regulate certain equipment that effectively turns pistols into a kind of rifle. NPR's Tamara Keith says Biden will also today nominate a new leader for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. His choices. David Chipman, He's a senior adviser to the gun safety group Giffords. He was also an A T F agent for 25 years and a top choice for gun safety advocates. This role is important have filled because you need a Senate confirmed a T F

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President Biden To Take Executive Action On Gun Violence Prevention

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00:56 sec | 1 year ago

President Biden To Take Executive Action On Gun Violence Prevention

"Announce several administrative actions to reduce gun violence as NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Biden was under pressure to act after to mass shootings. Last month, Biden is expected to announce the Justice Department will begin the process of regulating so called ghost guns, weapons kids, They can be purchased without a background check and are hard to trace when used in a crime. President is also expected to nominate former A T F agent and gun safety advocate David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Ah White House officials said These are first steps and Biden will continue to urge Congress to pass tougher gun laws. Gun Violence prevention advocates are praising the nomination and expected executive actions, while a top congressional Republican called it an attempt to trample Second Amendment rights by executive Fiat. Tamara Keith. NPR NEWS Federal health officials

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Biden to Take Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

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00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Biden to Take Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

"President, Biden said to announce several administrative actions to reduce gun violence as NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Biden was under pressure to act after to mass shootings. Last month, Biden is expected to announce the Justice Department will begin the process of regulating so called ghost guns, weapons kids, They can be purchased without a background check and are hard to trace when used in a crime. President is also expected to nominate former A T F agent and gun safety advocate David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Ah White House officials said These are first steps and Biden will continue to urge Congress to pass tougher gun laws. Gun Violence prevention advocates are praising the nomination and expected executive actions, while a top congressional Republican called it an attempt to trample Second Amendment rights by executive

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Biden to move COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date to April 19

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01:06 min | 1 year ago

Biden to move COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date to April 19

"With an average of three million covered 19 vaccine doses a day now being administered in the United States, President Joe Biden is set to announce an accelerated timeline for all adults to be eligible for vaccination. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. The president is visiting a vaccination site today. First president Biden set a goal of 100 million doses in his 1st 100 days in office. Then he said he thought 200 million was achievable. Now, 75 days in Biden is set to announce 150 million vaccine doses have been administered with millions more going in arms every day. The vast majority of states have already expanded eligibility toe all people over 16 years of age or will do so soon, and Biden is shifting another goal instead of all U. S adults being Eligible to make vaccine appointments. By May, 1st. Biden will move that toe April 19th. This is all part of what has been a consistent if unstated strategy of under promising and over, delivering in an effort to build confidence in the government's handling of the vaccine rollout. Camera. Keith NPR NEWS The White House.

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Biden to unveil infrastructure plan, kicking off 2nd major legislative push

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00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Biden to unveil infrastructure plan, kicking off 2nd major legislative push

"President Biden will make a pitch today in Pittsburgh for his enormous infrastructure spending plan. NPR's Tamara Keith reports it would provide more than $2 trillion for some of the nation's most vexing infrastructure challenges. With the economic suffering brought on by the Corona virus Pandemic Still raw President Biden is pushing forward with an infrastructure plan. It aims to create jobs and reach underserved urban and rural communities. The plan goes beyond roads and bridges and includes rural broadband, replacing lead pipes, upgrading the electric grid, enticing manufacturers to coal country and repairing damage done to neighborhoods cut off by past highway projects. White House proposes paying for it over time by raising the top corporate tax rate to 28% unwinding part of the tax cut pushed through by former president Trump and Republicans in

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Biden to unveil ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan

Morning Edition

01:26 min | 1 year ago

Biden to unveil ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan

"Later today, President Biden will unveil his ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Make his pitch at a Pittsburgh facility where aspiring carpenters take on apprenticeships that often turn into union jobs. The plan is going to focus on physical infrastructure, bridges, roads, sewer systems and expanding broadband. Among other things, Biden characterizes it. As a jobs plan that he hopes will transform the economy. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here with some details. Hate him. Good morning. So what's in this plan? What do we know? They're calling it. The American jobs plan is you guys said about $2? Trillion, You know the transit bridges, roads broadband into rural areas. Also big spinning on the electric grid and sewer and water systems. You know, think about what happened in Texas earlier this year or what happened in Flint, Michigan, trying to avoid those types of things. Upgrading housing, schools, hospitals, Ah, lot of focus on union jobs and helping underserved communities, both rural and urban. You know, it's specifically talks about trying to entice manufacturers to areas affected by a loss of coal jobs on Del Ping address racial inequities by reconnecting neighborhoods that were cut off by previous highway building. This sweeping proposal is only part one, though next month Biden is set to propose investments in health care, child care and

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Gun Control Legislation May Have to Wait

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01:29 min | 1 year ago

Gun Control Legislation May Have to Wait

"Biden's first official news conference, He made clear what his top priorities are the pandemic and infrastructure. And he said gun control legislation may have to wait despite Biden's outspoken history on the issue. NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us now. Good morning, Tom. Good morning. What did the president say? And perhaps more significantly, What did he not say about gun control legislation yesterday? Yes. So this came about 45 minutes into the press conference when a reporter asked Biden about specific done related measures that he could pursue, So this was his chance to lay out what he wanted to do what he planned to do, but He didn't really do that. All the above. It's a matter of timing. He went on to say that sequencing is a key to a president's success. And he said his next major initiative is infrastructure, broadband roads, bridges. I imagine that caught some people off guard because it wasn't just a couple days ago he was talking about wanting to push new gun control measures. Yeah, I mean, I thought I had missed something in his remarks. It was such a contrast to what he had said just three days ago when he was delivering this passionate speech, saying Action on gun violence is needed now. Don't need to wait another minute. Alone an hour. To take common sense steps. Oh, save the lives in the future and the urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act. We can't ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines in this country once again, But

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President Biden calls the situation at border facilities 'totally unacceptable'

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01:02 min | 1 year ago

President Biden calls the situation at border facilities 'totally unacceptable'

"Conditions for unaccompanied minors showing up at the border. He made his comments during the first formal news conference of his presidency on Thursday, and they come as a surge of migrants has meant the Children and teenagers are being held in overcrowded facilities. NPR's Tamara Keith has more. Biden pushed back on the suggestion that his rhetoric and message about More humane approach to immigration was drawing parents to send their Children on the treacherous journey to the U. S. A nine year old I'm going to send him on 1000 mile journey across the desert and up to the United States. Because I know Joe Biden's a nice guy. And he'll take care of What a desperate act. Have to take Circumstances must be horrible. So we can do something about that That's the vice president's going to be doing. Biden has tasked Vice President Harris with working with Mexico and Central American governments, Biden said the current situation with overcrowded facilities is totally unacceptable. Tamer Keith NPR NEWS The University of Southern California has agreed to pay more than

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Biden says he plans to run for reelection in 2024

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01:05 min | 1 year ago

Biden says he plans to run for reelection in 2024

"Toe Wayne Brown. In his first formal news conference today, President Biden defended his administration's handling of immigration challenges along the Southwest border. He announced a new 100 Day vaccination goal and said he expects to run for reelection in 2024. But as NPR's Tamara Keith tells us by an also left himself some wiggle room on the reelection question. President Biden hasn't declared that he's running for reelection or set up a campaign committee. And admittedly, it is quite early yet. But there has been a question about whether he ever intended to run for a second term, and his first press conference created an opportunity to ask and answer is yes, my plan is to run for re election. That's my expectation, and he said he expects Vice President Harris would be his running. Made on more pressing matters. Biden doubled the covert 19 vaccination goal, he said before his inauguration. He said his administration now aims to have 200 million vaccine doses administered by his 1/100 Day in office. At the current average of about 2.5 million doses a day. That goal

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Merck to help produce rival J&J's vaccine

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01:00 min | 1 year ago

Merck to help produce rival J&J's vaccine

"The Defense production act to create a partnership between two vaccine makers As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Merc will begin producing the Koven 19 vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson, who's vaccine was given emergency use authorization this past weekend has experienced production delays. With this agreement, Mirkwood retool two of its facilities to begin making the one shot J and J Vaccine. White House press secretary Jen Psaki. These obviously our two companies that are historically been competitors s O. The fact that they're coming together, speaks to the ability of this administration broadly to bring them to the table and work together to address the pandemic in the country. The Defense production Act is being used to free up vaccine ingredients and help mark get set up to make the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Sake also said the Defense Department will provide daily logistical support to strengthen Johnson and Johnson's efforts. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS The Biden administration is

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Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passes House, but faces Senate hurdle

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00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passes House, but faces Senate hurdle

"Of his covert relief package, and he's calling on the U. S Senate to act fast. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports. The measure passed the house in the early hours of this morning. The massive relief package passed with no Republican votes. All but two Democrats voted Yes, with their vote. We're one step closer to vaccinating the nation. We're one step closer to putting $1400 in the pockets of Americans. One step closer to extending unemployment benefits for millions of Americans are shortly going to lose him and as it heads to the Senate, where Democrats hold the narrowest possible majority. Biden had this message. We have no time to waste. The House bill would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but the Senate parliamentarian has concluded that provision doesn't comply with Senate procedure. So it will have to come out. Biden didn't mention the minimum wage. In his brief remarks. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS. The

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Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards, Work Visas Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze

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Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards, Work Visas Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze

"That President Donald Trump had placed a new work visas as NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Trump head cited the pandemic prompted argued that issuing new skilled labor and temporary work visas during the pandemic would hurt the U. S labor market. And so he ordered a dramatic clamp down on legal immigration. He temporarily halted issuance of green cards for new immigrants as well as visas for tech workers managers, Okay. Years and others in a proclamation revoking that policy. President Biden says it didn't advance the interests of the United States prevented certain family members from joining lawful permanent residents in the U. S and harms industries that rely on talent from around the world. Since taking office, biting his issued a flurry of executive actions reversing Trump era policies. Tamara Keith NPR

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House to vote on $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill this week

Morning Edition

03:29 min | 1 year ago

House to vote on $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill this week

"Trillion coronavirus Relief bill will go to a vote this week. Republicans in Congress say it is too much money. Here's Congressman James Comber from Kentucky. Congress already appropriated $150 billion in the cares act for state and local governments. And not all this money's been spent. So the Biden administration is looking outside of Washington, D. C to build their case. Here's NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. When Mesa Arizona Mayor John Giles looks out his window at City Hall, he can see the convention center. It's become a hub for those seeking help in the pandemic. And on alternating days it is people that are there too. Up there drunk and get £50 of food, putting their trump or its people. They're waiting in line to get the vaccine. So it's a pretty sobering view from the mayor's office. His city got $90 million in relief funds last spring spent it all and Giles says they easily could have filed receipts for double that. Sobering view from his office window explains why this Republican mayor is pushing hard for the $350 billion in funding for state and local governments in the bill. You know this is it's just too important to engage in silly partisan debates. Most cities and towns didn't get direct help, like Mesa did. They had to wait for it to trickle down through their states and counties. The deadline to spend it isn't until the end of this year, so some are trying to make it last as they manage strapped budgets. For months now, a bipartisan group of mayors has been pushing for more. In July. We called ourselves July or bust. That's Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat. Her city's budget has been slammed by the pandemic so much so that she isn't sure they'll be able to train a new class of police officers or firefighters. This year. We're not like the federal government, we have to have a balanced budget. So if we don't get a federal money, no fire class Dayton is recruiting new firefighters and police officers but may not be able to bring them on board without more money. When it comes to the schools. It's a similar story. Congress has approved about $68 billion so far for K 12 schools. Well, not all of the funds have been spent. Education officials say the money is spoken for, and they need more. In Pennsylvania Palisades School District Superintendent Bridget O'Connell says they were able to reopen in the fall. And that meant hiring more teachers to reduce class sizes and to teach online So it is a staff intensive endeavor to educate kids during a pandemic Staff aren't paid up front, which is one reason why it may look like funds or unspent. And the bulk of the money Congress approved for schools last year is just now going out. Superintendent Sean Record from Pema, Arizona on Lee found out last week how much his district can expect to get. I have a list of all you know of things that we need in order to be able to You know, provide better social distancing more safety for teachers, more safety for students. They've been open nearly full time since the fall making do with the money. They have his message to critics who point to unspent funds and say schools don't need more. It isn't a light switch. The money doesn't get approved one day and spent the next And that's why President Biden and Democrats are pushing ahead with new funding and say they can't wait for Republicans in Congress to come around tomorrow. Keith NPR news

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White House Says Vaccine Supply Is Increasing

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00:54 sec | 1 year ago

White House Says Vaccine Supply Is Increasing

"19 vaccine supply in the United States is increasing again. As NPR's Tamara Keith explains, the White House announced today a doubling in doses headed to pharmacies. The White House says it is able to double the number of vaccine doses going toe local pharmacies this week from one million to two million, and press Secretary Jen Psaki said states will get 13.5 million doses. This is a 57% increase from the amount states received when the president was inaugurated. So since then, obviously we have announced a couple of increases over the course of time. Asked whether President Biden, now nearly a month into his administration, owns the pandemic sake said, Yes, he does. That's why it's the issue. He wakes up every morning and it's focused on because addressing it is what's on the minds of the American people, and he's the president. It's his responsibility to focus on it, though she added that the Trump administration left them with supply problems. And localities fending for themselves.

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"The false rumor that somehow the election was stolen. Look, I lost in 2012. I know what it's like to lose. And there were people that said there are irregularities. I have people today we say, Hey, you know what you really want. But I didn't. I lost fair and square. Romney said that with a president who is refusing to concede Congress going through these motions that they know will lead nowhere. But raising doubts about the legitimacy of the election. Along the way is quote. Dangerous for democracy here and abroad. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Thanks so much you're welcome. Within 20 million people have now been confirmed to be infected with the Corona virus in the United States. About 350,000 Americans have died of covert 19. Health officials have detected the new variant of the virus, first seen in the UK in California, Colorado and Florida because it is believed to be more contagious than previous versions. There are concerns This could mean even more infections across the country. NPR Global health correspondent Michael in Duke left joins us Now Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Scott. I understand this version of the virus has a set of mutations in its genes. Try and understand it. Where did those mutations come from? Yes. So this version has actually 17 mutations and mutations in viruses crop up all the time when the virus grows inside a person. Specifically when it reproduces and makes a bunch of copies of itself. I talked to Betty Steinberg. She's a virologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research on Long Island. She says that to grow inside a person, the virus has to make copies of its genes. It's just like copying. Manuscript. Sometimes there's typos. The virus just makes random the stakes When it gets copied. In the vast majority of cases, these mistakes are harmless, or they even weaken the virus. But in rare instances, mutations can help the virus. They can give it this little boost or advantage over the other versions. So so what happened with this new variant? Have the mutations Can they tell so far given the virus? What amounts to an infectious advantage over the previous version? Yes. So scientists first detected this new variant like you said in the UK back in September. By December, it had become The dominant one in London, and it is responsible for the huge surge in cases there. Now, this variant has also spread to at least 32 other countries. And right now, here in the U. S. Scientists think it's still pretty uncommon, but they believe that could change pretty fast like in the next month or two. Because they estimate the variant is about 50% more transmissible than the previous ones. And how does that happen? Why would mutations make a virus more contagious? Yeah, so they're not quite sure yet, but they have some data that is pointing to two main hypotheses. Steven Goldstein studies virus evolution at the University of Utah. He says that there's some evidence that the new variant generates more virus particles inside a person's nose or respiratory track. Possibly a lot more when you expel virus When you talk or breathe. You're going to get more virus out than somebody who doesn't have this variant simply because you have more virus in you to begin with. The other hypothesis is that the new variant Binds to human cells more easily so people can get infected with lower doses of the virus. In this variant be stopped. Well, the good news here, Goldstein says, Is that all the measures that we've been doing so far to stop? The previous variants will stop this new one. It's not a new variant that can go through masks. Those things will work, but it requires a greater level of rigor in the adherence to those things, For example, right now, if say only 80% of people in a community are following these guidelines Then to stop this new variant. You would need something like 90 or 95% of people to follow the guidelines and all the scientists I've spoke to say the vaccine needs to roll out as quickly as possible. Because so far, scientists do believe that the vaccine will still be effective against this new version of the virus. MPR's global health correspondent Michael Ian, do, Cliff. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you, Scott. A couple of years ago, the price of bread doubled in Sudan. This led to mass protests in the ouster of the longtime leader, Omar al Bashir. Sudan's now in the middle of a fragile transition. Is it navigates towards a civilian government of democratic elections and once again People are looking at the price of bread as NPR's ater Peralta reports. This'll neighborhood in her tomb was the epicenter of protests during the uprising in 2019 on a recent weekday. It's mostly quiet, but there are a couple dozen.

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"News. I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. And I'm Noel King in Washington, D. C. Good morning, it took Congress seven months to pass a covert relief bill. It seemed like a done deal. It wasn't President Trump had problems with the bill. The biggest was he wanted people to get larger, direct payments $2000 instead of $600. Which is also what Democrats originally wanted. So yesterday they tried again to get it. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is with us to talk about what happened next. Good morning, temp. Good morning, So the president is currently at Mar a Lago in Florida. Has he said anything about the relief bill? No, he has not. As of last night, I was told the bill is in the paper Copy of the bill was in the process of being delivered to the president in Florida. This person who was familiar with the process did not indicate how it was getting there, though. I would like to imagine that Santa is just stashing all 5000 pages under a tree Mar A Lago. The president himself claims to be working tirelessly for the American people. His schedule says that he has many meetings and calls, though it doesn't outline what they are. He's been tweeting up a storm it and we have seen pictures of him golfing. In the tweets. He is talking about a lot of things, but not this covert bill, including really going after Republicans saying that you know everyone he had been talking to said that they should be up in arms fighting for him and that they aren't complained that you know he helped them win reelection, and they aren't helping him now. What is the Republican reaction to his demand for these $2000 payments, which Democrats have seized on like? Yeah, we love it. Yeah, they like, Thank you very much. Let's do this. Republicans say not so fast, You know, Democrats in the House brought up legislation yesterday through what is known as unanimous consent to try toe. Past these $2000 direct payments that the president wanted. But with unanimous consent, everyone has to agree to it. And if one person objects one member of Congress objects than it doesn't pass Republican did object. Therefore it didn't happen. House Democrats say they'll try again on Monday. But even if that bill passes in the House Republican leadership in the Senate are saying there's no way that could get 60 votes. There's no way it could pass. So messy are Republicans who typically are pretty timid when it comes to the president and his anger. Are they expressing any frustration or they just being quiet? They are being Morrell espresso sieve than usual. I will say that we haven't heard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who President Trump has been tweeting about not sense. McConnell tweeted as celebratory note three days ago, saying that help was on the way immediately. Republican lawmakers have been expressing a combination of confusion, dismay, frustration. Complaining that the president's team was involved in these negotiations and knew exactly what was happening with legislation. Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is a member of the GOP leadership, he told reporters yesterday. He had no idea what the president would ultimately do whether he would sign or veto but he thinks the president should sign it. If you start opening part of the bill up Hard to defend, not opening the whole bill up. It took us a long time to get what we are. I think the real thing that bill would be a mistake. And he says that the president's unpredictability here is a distraction from what could be positive news about the covert 19 vaccine process. Instead, everybody's talking about this. I mean, at the end of the day this this remains about the fact that millions of Americans are still struggling. So what does happen next right? And this is also attached to a government funding bill to keep the government funded and open through the end of September. So if the president doesn't sign this by Monday night, there could be a government shutdown. In addition to all these benefits, not coming through for people NPR's Tamara Keith. Merry, Messy Christmas Tam. Indeed, you too. Right. So in a year when the distribution of vaccines is so important, the International police organization has a serious warning, also known as Interpol. They're cautioning people about the dangers of counterfeit vaccines. Stacey Vanek, Smith and Cardiff Garcia from our daily economics podcast. The indicator from Planet money, wanted to find out more about this, and so they took a trip into the dark Web. Covert crisis has created a whole universe of opportunity for criminals, fear and scarcity and high demand are very powerful market forces. Chad Anderson has been watching these forces play out for months. He's a senior security researcher at Domaine Tools were a cyber threat Intelligence data company. So we scanned the entire Internet as many times as we can every single day and give insights to customers based upon what we see. And part of the whole Internet is the so called dark Web. That's the unregulated part of the Web, where a lot of illegal activity happens. Like what is the dark Web like that There is many things when people talk about the dark Web, But most of the time what people are referring to is peace, Anonymous services and illegal forums or illegal marketplace is illegal market places where you can buy drugs or weapons or passports or Covert vaccines. So now we're starting to see some corona virus vaccines. You know, I'm looking at maybe 200 different ads here. So can you read us? Some of the ads that you've found? Yeah. Let me pull one up. I'm looking at here. So You know, the Asas 10 Cove in 19 vaccines. The price is €3276. That's about 4000. U. S dollars, so about $400 per vaccine, And for the record, Chad does not think that these vaccines are legit. For one thing, the Pfizer vaccine requires a very intense cold storage chain. The vaccines have to be kept at negative 70 F and also the covert vaccine ads are mixed in with ads for all kinds of other things and chances that tends to be a red flag. Since we're in the seas, you scroll up in there's cocaine, you know, scroll down. You've got your heroin and Um, you know, Molly Master, you name it A swell is, you know this site has firearms that says the global covert crisis has been a massive opportunity for cybercriminals. He says the online marketplaces are still a tiny part of it right now, and most of the criminal activity has involved ransomware chances because lives are at stake, and there's so much chaos and urgency right now. Criminal organizations know that if they hack into the system of the hospital, they can demand and probably get a lot of money. Back in October, 1 Hospital in New Jersey paid cybercriminals more than $650,000 after the criminals locked up their computer systems and threatened to publish all of their patient records. Chat expects that these kinds of attacks will become more frequent in coming months. Because, after all, the payoff for those kinds of attacks are much bigger than a couple of $1000 for the covert vaccines. Although Chad also expects the vaccine marketplace will continue to grow on the dark.

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"Allison Aubrey NPR NEWS The logistics of delivering more vaccines and building public trust will fall to the Biden administration in a matter of weeks before that the Electoral College takes a crucial step today in voting to officially recognized Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Here's NPR's Tamara Keith. A total of 538 electors are voting mostly in state capitals, taking the results from November and translating them into votes in the electoral College. They're chosen by state political parties. And in most states, electors are required to cast their votes to reflect the winner of the popular vote in their state. It's a vestige of political compromise at the time of the nation's founding and typically occurs without much fanfare. But President Trump is still disputing his loss, falsely claiming fraud. Tweeting debunked conspiracy theories and pledging to fight on President elect Biden is set to deliver a speech after the results are in. About quote the strength and resilience of our democracy. Tamara Keith NPR News ExxonMobil's publicly committing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over the next five years today, the old giant announced Would decrease the intensity of operated upstream greenhouse gas emissions. 15% to 20% by the year. 2025. This is NPR. And this is W. N. Y. C in New York on David first as we were just hearing a queen's nurse has become the first person in the United States to receive the Copa 19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial. Sandra Lindsay is a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens. She received the Fizer vaccine early this morning shortly after she was inoculated. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards spoke about the significance of the moment with WN Y sees Brian Lehrer. Winds of the future, and I thought it was a powerful moment. Brian to see black Doctor give a black nurse Thebe first vaccination in the country and It speaks to where we need to go as a country of the city. Lindsay was vaccinated by Dr Michelle Chester, the director of employee health services at North well, Health. New York City's ban on indoor dining goes back into effect today..

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"At NPR dot or just got a little more blue in the past few minutes votes tallied in Pennsylvania and reported Gave Joe Biden a lead in Pennsylvania. Many votes remain to be counted in the state, mostly mail in ballots that are believed to favor Biden. Vote counting put Joe Biden slightly ahead in Georgia overnight, and so the vice president now has several passed to the presidency. He's leading in three different states, any one of which would get him to 270 electoral votes in the presidency, the other one being Nevada, along with Pennsylvania and Georgia. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here to begin our coverage there, Tam. Hello. Can we just work through the numbers in Pennsylvania? What are they? And where did they come from? Right. So just in the last few minutes as you say the state has flipped from being in President Trump's column to being in Joe Biden's column in terms of having the most votes. Biden has a narrow lead now 5500 votes. Trump had been ahead with day of Election Day voting. But there were a lot of people who voted absentee and by mail. Those couldn't start being counted until election day. It's a long process and as those air starting to come in more and more are coming in, we're expecting Biden's lead in Pennsylvania to grow through the day. And since the president has spoken, so falsely about this, I guess we should be clear these votes that are being counted now our votes that were cast on Election Day. Or before election Day. For that matter. It's just taking time to count them because their mail ballots is that wrecked. That is correct these air, not new ballot, showing up in trucks or anything crazy that like what the president has said. These are ballots that were cast legally on or before Election Day. Now the president did make a televised statement Last night he made false claims of fraud. He offered no evidence to back up his false claims of fraud, and we've talked in detail earlier today. Camera about the president's statements. But let's talk about what other people in the Republican Party have been saying, because one key question in a circumstance like this Where the president is not acknowledging the reality of the council far and call in question without evidence on the count to come, is water his fellow Republicans doing especially what are you hearing from different officials? So Republicans had been relatively quiet. And then yesterday afternoon, the president's adult sons tweeted angrily that Republicans weren't speaking up that Republican stars weren't showing that they stood behind the president that they needed to grow some backbone. And then some Republican stars started tweeting. And then you had Lindsey Graham, the senator from South Carolina and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz went on Fox News and essentially endorsed what the president had been saying. By clouding the vote county in a shroud of darkness. They're setting the stage to potentially steal an election not just from the president, but but from the the over 60 million people across this country who voted for him all across this country. It is lawless and they need to follow the law. To be clear. There's not a lot of darkness here. You can go online as I have and watched the ballots being counted in processed in Pennsylvania on a live stream, the Trump campaign and Republican Party have had poll watchers and canvass witnesses in all of these places, and various lawsuits about this matter of transparency have been thrown out because they haven't been able to prove that they didn't get the access that They seem tohave the access. I'm getting the impression that that false claim that live by Ted Cruz is not being universally endorsed that there are other Republicans taking a different approach. Right? You have Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican of Pennsylvania. He appeared on CBS this morning. President's speech last night was very disturbing to me because he made a very, very serious allegations without any evidence to support it. And you also had Chris Christie on ABC yesterday, saying that the president needs to back this up with evidence or stop talking like this. But you have allies of President Trump now circling and going after Christie and saying that, you know he's never been for the president anyway, even though he was part of the president's debate Prep team, Okay, NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Thank you. You're welcome. All right. We're going to turn out NPR's Alina sell you who was in Philadelphia covering this latest news. Good morning, Alina. Good morning, so to say again, according to data from The Associated Press, former Vice President Joe Biden has taken the lead in Pennsylvania this morning. We want to emphasize that the AP has not called this race. What more can you tell us at this point? Right. So as Tom was saying, it all came down today. Specifically, just this flip came down to a new batch of votes being processed in Philadelphia. There are still over 100,000 ballots left statewide. Thie Secretary of State Kathy Book of Our Yesterday Kind of hinted pretty heavily and she has been saying this A week that they were expecting to have sort of more clear winner by today, So that's something we're watching today in the past few days, which was going to say weeks, it's been only a few days in the past few days. The mail in ballots have been sort of in focus, and the mail in ballots have been in Joe Biden's favor in a ratio of 2 to 13 to one, and so, if that, maintains his lead is expected to grow in the next few hours. So let's talk about the challenge that the president is waging. I mean, we heard him last night. Make Several baseless claims last night about what he calls fraud in the vote. They have filed suit. President Trump and his lawyers have Filed suit to stop the counting in Pennsylvania, and to get more access for GOP election monitors. Can you just get us up to speed on what the legal challenges looked like in Pennsylvania right now?.

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"From European sleep work. Support for comes from good eggs, offering a full assortment of holiday groceries from fall produce to seasonal meal kits to local baked goods. Their expanded delivery area and Mohr at good eggs dot com. Good eggs, absurdly fresh groceries, delivered NPR and Kiki BD news all ahead now at 7 30. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Early voting begins today in Florida, one of the key states in this year's presidential election. The U. S elections project at the University of Florida estimates 28 million Americans have already cast their ballots in person or by mail. President. Trump has campaign events this afternoon in Arizona. They including airport rally in Tucson Democratic nominee Joe Biden has no events scheduled. NPR's Tamara Keith says Biden spent part of yesterday campaigning in North Carolina. Biden was in Durham, North Carolina, for a drive in rally, which is something he's been doing. A lot of there are no big close together, standing together rallies and that's on purpose criticizing President Trump's handling of Corona viruses. At Central Campaign message for Biden. The Corona virus is expected to be a major topic when Trump and Biden meat in their next debate Thursday night in Nashville. More than 30 states are reporting rising numbers of infections. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says tomorrow's the deadline for congressional Democrats and the White House to reach a deal on a new Corona virus relief bill if it's to be passed before the November election. Earlier today, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News. He's optimistic. Later this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Judge Amy Cockney Barrettes nomination to the Supreme Court. This is NPR news. Live from Kkot News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. San Francisco Police plan to hold a virtual town hall this afternoon to provide updates on an investigation into the police shooting of Cesar Vargas. He's oddity, Bond, the moody reports. Vargas was killed on Saturday, October tent after officers responded to calls of Carjacking at knifepoint on market and golf streets. After chasing Vargas. Officers shot him and he later died at the scene. Francisco. Vera is an attorney who represented Vargas in the past, while the latest millions of young hip of color across the nation and I think.

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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump is back at the White House, having been discharged by doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president spent nearly 72 hours at Walter Reed outside Washington for treatment of covert 19. NPR's Tamara Keith says Upon his return to the White House yesterday, the president tweeted out of video urging Americans not to be afraid of the Corona virus. In a cinematic scene, Trump descended the stairs from the hospital. Walter Reed, as the sun was beginning to set thin flew to the White House in Marine one, the sky a pinkish orange. There, he walked up the staircase to the South portico entrance of the residents faced out toward the cameras and removed his mask. A few minutes later, he tweeted a video where again massless. He said he was feeling great. And now I'm better. And maybe I'm immune. I don't know. But don't let it dominate yur lives. Get out there. Be careful. We have the best medicines in the world trumps doctor said they will be cautiously optimistic and on guard for another week because Trump's condition could still change. Tamara Keith NPR news Vice president Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are preparing for their debate. Tomorrow night. It's being held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is NPR news from Washington. But it's 6 31. This is K C r. W News. I'm mad Guillem you silly scientist Andrea Ghez has won the Nobel Prize in physics Ghez and Reinhardt Ginzler, a German scientists were given one half of the prestigious prize for their work on black holes, specifically their discovery of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Guez is the fourth woman to win the prize, in an interview with Quantum magazine a couple years ago, has explained that she and Denzel pioneered a new way of using the powerful Keck telescope to track the orbits of stars at the center of the Milky Way. And with that we have the ability to explore the physics of black.

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"Plus students still are the largest number of students starting in person anywhere in the country. So it's important for us to get it right. And it's important for us to meet that everyone is safe and secure as they started personal Ernie in person. Classes in the city will be phased in by grade levels over the next two weeks. So by this presidential campaign, combined with the Democratic Party had Maurine the bank at the end of last month and President Trump's reelection effort. That's according to campaign finance filings. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports. It's a reversal of fortunes for the incumbent. Resident. Trump started raising money for his 2020 effort unusually early at the start of his presidency and maintained an advantage over Biden in terms of cash on hand through the early part of the summer, But Biden and Democrats have been gaining on him and then had a blockbuster fundraising month in August on Fox and friends. Trump downplayed the challenge His campaign now faces. We have a lot of money. I mean, how much money do you need? You need yourself. Trump's campaign both raised less and spent less than Biden in August. Take TV advertising, for instance, according to the tracking firm, Add analytics, Biden outspent Trump nearly 4 to 1 and Trump's campaign was largely off the air in several key swing states. Tamara Keith NPR news On Wall Street stocks took a dip today, the closed off earlier lows. The Dow was down 509 points a 27,147 that's down 1.8% the NASDAQ Down about 1/10 of a percent D S and P 500 down 1.1%. This is NPR news. And this is WNBC in New York. I'm showing Carlson Jews around the world ended their observance of the new year yesterday with the blowing of the shofar in Maplewood, New Jersey, Social Justice group blew the Ram's horn for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kihei. About 100. People gathered last night for a candlelight vigil, Political rally and shofar service for the Supreme Court Justice. The traditional mourner's prayer was also recited, but with the names of black Americans who have been killed by police The activists leading the service called on the crowd to spend an hour every day, helping to get out the vote in November. And as you've been hearing, the city's younger students are among those back of the classrooms today. Here in New York City for a staggered start in person school, Cheyenne Taylor's attending pre k at PS 2 62 in Brooklyn, she donned a kitty cat face mask, which she says she's usedto wearing. And even though she was a little nervous about the school day, she explained their mom that she was inspired by characters from a favorite TV show. Plastic case and sky school school like they are sun in my eyes. Special education students in district 75 schools are also back in person. Today, everyone else's learning online for the first official day of instruction in the public schools. Students in kindergarten through high school begin in person learning next week. Police have arrested a man who they say through construction debris on a subway track in Manhattan, causing a train to derail the NYPD is charged 30 year old Dimitrius Harvard with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, assault and criminal trespass. Authorities say three passengers suffered minor injuries when a North bound a train hit the debris at the 14th Street station yesterday morning. It's unclear of Harvard has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf. Service on the D E and F lines were affected following the incident..

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"Depot and lows of earnings reports, they are killing it this year now news Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. President Donald Trump says he would support an investigation into whether Postmaster General Lewis to joy violated campaign finance laws. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. It comes in response to a Washington Post article. The article described an arrangement from when two joy was in private business. Employees at his company were reportedly urged to make donations to Republican causes and candidates and then had the expenses offset with bonuses. If proven such a scheme would violate campaign finance law prohibiting the use of straw donors to circumvent individual donation limits. Trump says he's seen the article and is open to an investigation and we'll see how that goes. But no, I think he's a very honest guy. But we'll see. Trump also said that if it is proven to joy did something wrong, he should lose his job. A spokesperson told The Washington Post to Joy believes that he has always followed campaign fundraising laws and regulations. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden traveled to the battleground state of Pennsylvania today where he spoke, the workers accepted a number of key union endorsements. Labor Day visit, kicking off what will be a flurry of travel the key states this week by both Biden and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. Pick up in campaign activity comes with the election out less than two months away, and Poles beginning to show tightening in the race. Fine hopes to continue to paint Trump was an ineffectual leader during a period of racial and societal unrest and in the midst of a global pandemic. Some 22 miles outside of Portland, Oregon. Today, there's a caravan rally in support of President Trump. NPR's Nathan Rod is there the organizer's for this event.

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"High risk health workers, older adults in nursing homes, among other groups. Teachers in school staff are included in the second phase as our people in prisons and homeless shelters. The third phase includes Children and young adults, and then everyone else. The draft is open for public comment until midnight Friday. Selina Simmons Duffin. NPR NEWS President. Trump Visits Wilmington, North Carolina today to tour the battleship North Carolina. It participated in every major American naval offensive in the Pacific in World War two. But as NPR's Tamara Keith tells us, that's not the only reason for Trump's trip. The official reason for this visit is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War two. The unofficial reason for this visit, which will be President Trump's 12 to the state of North Carolina is that this is a key state battleground state in November and according to Trump's campaign All of his travel has potential campaign benefits in mind. NPR's Tamara Keith reporting and internal watchdog has found several concerns with the U. S Postal Service that includes its ability to process mail in ballots for the November presidential election. NPR's Alana Wise has this report. Problems include ballots mailed without proper bar code technology and outdated voter addresses. The report, which examined special and primary elections from this summer, says the agency needs to better collaborate with state and local governments. A watchdog also found the facilities did not always comply with election readiness procedures. The report comes as the nonpartisan Postal Service has found itself in the unwelcome position of being a foil to President Trump. The president and some of his allies have made a number of unsubstantiated claims about voting by mail, including ones now directly contradicted by the FBI. Alana Wise. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR news. A woman considered one of Lebanon's most renowned philanthropists, has died. Lady Yvonne Cochran died of injuries she gone from last month's gigantic explosion in Beirut. She was 98. Cochran led efforts to preserve Beirut's architectural heritage. The Barrett blast killed nearly 200 people. The trial of 14 alleged accomplices in the deadly Charlie Hebdo. Terror attacks opens today in Paris. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports There have been five years of investigation and the delay due to the pandemic. 14 people are said to have helped the Kouachi brothers launched their assault on the newsroom of the satirical magazine on January 7th 2015. The trial also covers the hostage taking killings free at a kosher supermarket carried out by Amedy Coulibaly, a friend of the Karachi's the three day killing spree by the avowed Isis radicals claimed 17 lives, including some of France's leading cartoonists. Police led the defendant's into a packed courtroom They're accused of supplying weapons and financing to the terrorists. The 2.5 month trial will plunge France into a traumatic chapter of its history. Charlie Hebdo magazine marked the occasion by republishing many of the controversial Mohammed cartoons. It's headline read all that for this. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR NEWS PARIS Members of a State commission in Mississippi are making a final choice today for a new state flag. They've pared down thousands of choices to two designs. One features a magnolia. The other shows a shield. Mississippi State lawmakers retired the old state flag this year. It was controversial because it included the Confederate battle emblem. In Corvo Coleman. NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting those working towards a day when no one has to choose between paying rants, putting food on the table and protecting their health and the health of others are w J f dot or GE. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning with just weeks left until the election, more evidence is coming out about how Russia is again interfering. Facebook has confirmed that it has removed accounts linked to Russian state actors who were trying to spread false stories. Those stories reined in influencing the outcome of the November vote. NPR's tech reporter Bobby Allen is covering this and joins us now. Good morning, Bobby here, Rachel So tell us more. What exactly did Facebook uncover? So this all started with a tip from the FBI. Federal authorities reached out to Facebook and said, Hey, we found the site piece data dot net and it says it's an international news site. But if you look very closely, it sure does look like a Russian propaganda tool. So Facebook looked into it and indeed discovered that it was linked to Russian operatives, and it was sharing hundreds off. Bogus news articles about everything from racial injustice to the Democratic campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I talked to Ben Nimmo of research firm Grafica. They collaborated with Facebook on looking into this website, and Nemo told me that the Russian operatives who were running it, we're posting articles on Facebook to groups liked by progressives. I was very much a strongly left Lee named constituency that they were aiming at, but in among their they were indeed pieces, which is saying, Well, Biden and Harris, they're much too far to the right. So they were trying to make progressives less likely to be supportive of the Biden Harris ticket. How does that compare Bobby to what happened four years ago, researchers say. You know this operation both echoes to 2016 playbook and introduces some new elements. So Four years ago, Russian troll farms pushed false stories to suppress the progressive and minority vote to try to hurt Hillary Clinton. We're seeing that tactic again. It's a similar goal. What's new here is they duped Americans into helping them seem more credible. They Posted writing gigs on hiring boards in the U. S Telling, you know, young and inexperienced journalist that if you want to make some extra money, you could come right for peace data dot net Here's Nathaniel Glacier, he had cyber security policy at Facebook. They used that to reach out to unwitting freelancers to essentially trick them into writing for this fake organization and writing on topics that the Russian actors wanted them to write on. The thing is Rachel. It didn't quite work. Facebook and Twitter. Both caught this very early on, and these pages never really gathered to reach that the Russian operatives had hoped..

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"It is 506 It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish in Washington, and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. It is the third night of the Republican National Convention. And tonight, viewers of the mostly virtual event will take a side trip to Baltimore. That is where Vice President Mike Pence will deliver his keynote speech. I'll be going to Fort McHenry, which was the very place that inspired our national anthem. Thie Trump campaign says Pence will be looking to draw a contrast between President Trump And his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us with more hate Tam. Hello. So what do you expect to hear from the vice president tonight, But, you know, vice President. Pence has led the Corona Virus task force since earlier this year, and you can expect him to talk about the actions that the administration has taken to address the pandemic. You know, this convention comes as about 1000. Americans a day are still dying from the virus, and people are grappling with job losses. There's this new school year that's happening online and elsewhere and It's just so much instability that declaring victory won't quite be possible. But you can expect the vice president will speak in very optimistic tones. Anyway. That's what the campaign is telling us. It's something we've heard throughout this week, the administration and Trump allies downplaying the severity of the problem with the pandemic and overselling the success of the response on DH. Also, I think we can probably anticipate that the president might make an appearance with his running mate tonight. There have been Trumpy surprises every night all week. So I'm curious because you know there's a lot going on right now. We have Hurricane Laura approaching. The president is sending federal law enforcement to Wisconsin after police there shot a black man who was not armed. How do you think these news events will figure into the convention today? It's a really open question where whether the president or other speakers at the convention will address this or make this part of the story tonight. President. Trump has repeatedly portrayed himself as a law and order president and slammed Democrats for failing to address the protests during their convention last week. Today, he said on Twitter, he will not stand for looting, arson, violence and lawlessness on America's streets. Meanwhile, former vice President Joe Biden put out a video today a little bit of counter programming. He said that he had spoken with the family of Jacob Blake and said Justice must be served. But he also addressed the looting and killing last night of two protestors. Protesting brutality is a right And absolutely necessary. But burning down communities is not protest. It's needless violence. The Kirk that that hurricane headed towards the Gulf Coast is also a big issue for the president. In the past, he's wanted to show that he has things under control. In fact, this storm risks over shadowing the convention with dire warnings of deadly storm surge and very strong winds. Okay, So besides the vice president, who else do we expect to hear from during the convention tonight? What we're going to hear from Kellyanne Conway. She led President Trump's campaign to victory in 2016, and she was the first woman to lead a winning presidential campaign. As counselor to the president at the White House. She has focused on the opioid epidemic. We are likely to hear some of that. And this will be a swan song for her. She announced that she is leaving the White House to focus on her family. There has been some drama because her husband, George Conway, has been a very public opponent of the president and one of her teenage daughters has also been quite active on social Media Speaking out against Trump, that is NPR's Tamara Keith. Thank you, Tam. You're welcome. For many immigrant Latino communities in the U. S fears of jeopardizing legal status, underlying health conditions and longstanding disparities in wealth and health care access. Complicate efforts to control the pandemic. As NPR's Erik Wester Veldt reports, one hard hit neighborhood in California's Marin County illustrates how that's playing out across the nation. Marin County just north of San Francisco, is best known as a picturesque gateway toe wine country. It's one of the wealthiest counties in America. But the people who scrubbed the hardwood floors, wash the Tesla's and care for the gardens in Mill Valley, Tiburon and Sandra fell are being devastated by the Corona virus. Latinos comprise 16% Marines population, but they make up 75 to 80% of covert 19 cases in the county. And many of those testing positive. Live here in the majority latte next Canal neighborhood, you know, high risk high poverty, essential workers facing Multiple challenges. The other groups are not. Omar Correra runs the Canal Alliance, a Sandra fell nonprofit that has supported Latin ex immigrant communities here for nearly 30 years. The canal neighborhood is a small, densely populated section of Sandra fell, packed with multi family apartment buildings. Loretta says Canal residents were in survival mode well before the pandemic. Then when it hit, he says, the neighborhood was decimated. Latinos having the sense your workers for this county before Kobe 19 during coming in thine So poverty inequities the jobs that they perform the housing conditions, Although that create the perfect environment for the virus to spread quickly overall about 3% of the county's Corona virus tests are coming back positive. But here in the canal, the positivity rate is averaging 20% and has spiked as high as 40%, says Dr Matt Willis, Bryn County's health director. The roots of this outbreak go so far beyond our healthcare interventions are really rooted in how we've organized our economy. People who live in a canal are three times more likely to live in poverty than the.

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"Next. Bye from NPR News on Corvo Coleman the Trump Administration has approved in Oil and Gas drilling lease program for the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. It will allow drilling there for the first time. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt released a statement today saying Congress directed the administration to move forward on this in 2017. Environmentalists have vowed to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back early to deal with changes made by the postmaster general that have slowed mail delivery. NPR's Matthew Schwartz has more The house wasn't due to return until September. But given reports of male delays across the country, Pelosi is calling lawmakers backto Washington They'll be voting on a bill that would roll back change is made of the Postal Service. For instance, new rules sharply reducing overtime and directing workers to leave some male behind if it arrives late in the day. Postmaster General Lewis DeGioia, Republican donor appointed by Trump earlier this year, had said the reforms would improve efficiency and save money. Any Democrats suspect the changes have more to do with making it harder for people to vote by mail in the upcoming election. The joy has been asked to testify before Congress next week. Matthew Schwartz. NPR NEWS Washington As the Democratic National Convention gets ready to kick off tonight, NPR's Tamara Keith reports President Trump will spend his week doing counterprogramming. President Trump is pointedly holding in person events in battleground states. Today, he'll be in Minnesota and Wisconsin talking about the economy. Democrats were supposed to hold their convention in Milwaukee. But now former vice President Joe Biden will accept the nomination from a near empty venue in Delaware, where he lives. Trump is going to Arizona on Tuesday to talk about immigration, and on Thursday we'll be in Pennsylvania near Scranton, where Biden grew up. According to the campaign. The theme of the president's remarks will be quote Joe Biden's half century of failures. Trump's campaign is scrambling to make this election a referendum on Biden rather than on Trump and his handling of the Corona virus pandemic. Tamara Keith NPR news In Belarus industrial plant workers have gone on strike in solidarity with protesters who are demanding the resignation. Of the country's five term president as NPR's Lucien Kim reports from Moscow. Protests began after incumbent Aleksandr Lukashenko claim to have won a landslide in presidential elections. Exiled opposition candidates, Svetlana Chicken, Oscar said in a video address she's prepared to take on the role of national leader and help organize free and fair elections. She appealed to security personnel to join the protestors, and said the most important thing is her country's independence. Over the weekend, the Kremlin said Russia is ready to provide military assistance if President Lukashenko requests it. NPR's Lucien Kim, reporting on Wall Street stocks or mixed, the Dow was down 45 points. The NASDAQ is up 73. This is NPR news, it Saito four. I'm Cherry Glaser. With K C R. W News. It's a new week..

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"From NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. President. Trump says he'll issue a Siri's of executive orders if agreement cannot be reached with Congress to fund another round of pandemic relief. NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Trump said he could use executive action to extend a moratorium on evictions, continue enhanced unemployment payments and suspend college loan repayments. And he said he'd like to sign in order to pursue an idea. Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have rejected. What we're talking about is deferring the payroll tax. For A period of months till the end of the year, and I could extend it at a certain period. Hopefully, I will be here to do the job. That was an explicit reference to his reelection, payroll taxes, fund, Medicare and Social Security and deferring payments would mean those taxes would just have to be repaid later. Tamara Keith NPR news The White House says Trump will hold a news conference at 3 30 this afternoon. Eastern time Congress has essentially gone home. With less than three months before the presidential election. The US intelligence community has issued an official statement warning China, Russia and Iran are all trying to influence voters, opinions and the outcome. NPR's Aisha Roscoe has details. The intelligence community has concluded that China is trying to hurt President Trump's reelection bid, while Russia is disparaging Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Officials say that Iran has focused on undermining US democratic institutions by spreading disinformation on line. U. S Counter intelligence director William Evan Nina said in a statement that it was unlikely that adversaries would be able to manipulate voting results at a large scale. Aisha Roscoe NPR news Last night, President Trump said he disagrees that Russia wants him reelected, saying no one has been tougher on Moscow. He says he agrees China does not want him back in office. Venezuela's attorney general says to former US Special service soldiers have been sentenced to prison for 20 years, NPR's Philip Reeves reports The two are accused of plotting to capture and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. The news was announced on Twitter by Maduro's attorney general. The Tweet says former Green Berets Luke Denman and Arun Berry have been found guilty of terrorism, conspiracy and arms trafficking. The two were captured in May when Venezuelan security services intercepted an armed group. Who landed in Venezuela by boat from Colombia. Most were former Venezuelan soldiers had deserted. Maduro says the raid was a plot to topple him orchestrated by the Trump administration on the man the U. S recognizes as Venezuela's legitimate president, Opposition leader One Guido Both the U. S. Government and Guido deny involvement. This is NPR. Foreign ministers from the Middle East in Europe have arrived in Lebanon in a show of solidarity after Tuesday's massive explosions in Beirut. At least 158 people were killed. The White House says. The US is sending food, water and medical assistance. Investigators in southern India are reviewing the design of the runway where an airliner crash landed last night, killing at least 18 people. NPR's Lauren Frayer reports The plane went down after dark in monsoon rains. Survivors say the Air India Express flight suede violently in heavy rain as it approached the hilltop runway in cozy coat. A town in southern India is Carol Estate. The aircraft skidded off the runway and nose dived into a gorge cracking into to another flight narrowly avoided a similar tragedy a year ago. The runway meets United Nations requirements but is shorter than most. While regular commercial flights to and from India are suspended in the pandemic. This was part of a government program to repatriate Indian stranded a broad. The plane was coming from Dubai, where millions of Indians live in work. Some of the passengers were coming home after losing their jobs. Their Lauren Frayer NPR news In the Indian Ocean. Mauritius has declared a state of environmental emergency, a ship that ran aground last month is now spilling tons of oil into environmentally sensitive waters home to several unique species. The Japanese own ship was carrying nearly 4000 tons of fuel. I'm Barbara Klein. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..

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"NPR news. I'm Laxmi, saying millions of Americans who are about to lose their unemployment benefits or waiting for Congress to throw them. Another lifeline is NPR's Kelsey Snell reports. Republican negotiators work through the weekend to resolve their differences on what should be in the next Corona virus relief package, and they plan to deliver their opening offer today. The $600 in additional federal unemployment payments are running out this week. Republicans have struggled to agree amongst themselves on how to replace those payments with a lower figure. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told ABC that they now agree on a plan. We are going to be prepared on Monday to provide unemployment insurance extension That would be 70% of whatever the wages you were. Prior Tio being unemployed. NPR has reported that the Department of Labor worn back in May that it could be difficult, if not impossible for outdated state unemployment systems to implement such a change. White House officials called the plan a technical fix. Kelsey Snell NPR NEWS Washington President. Trump's National security Advisor has Cove in 19. Robert O'Brien is the most senior White House officials so far. To confirm positive for Corona virus in a statement, the White House says there is no risk of exposure to President Trump or vice president Pence. O'Brien is reported to be self isolating and working from a secure location off site. Miami Marlins home opener against Baltimore is being postponed to address a Corona virus outbreak. The Marlins they're staying in Pennsylvania. After they called off their trip from Philadelphia to Florida. The team was scheduled to host the Baltimore Orioles tonight. The world's largest corona virus vaccine study is underway. Shots created by the National Institutes of Health and Modern are being tested on the first set of volunteers who are among the 30,000 slated to take part. Turner says the first trial took place in Savannah, Georgia. Subsequent vaccinations will take place in other parts of the country mean while the president heads to North Carolina today to promote efforts to develop a Corona virus vaccine, NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Resident Trump has put an increasing focus on the pandemic is cases spike in the sun belt. Trump is set to tour a facility that's helping manufacturer a key component for one of the Corona virus vaccine candidates. The vaccine is currently in phase one clinical trials. The federal government is investing billions of dollars to produce millions of vaccine doses so that they would be ready to go if clinical trials prove them to be safe and effective. North Carolina also happens to be a swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In the absence of rallies, official visits like this do give President Trump a reason to be in states that he needs to win in November, and the speedy development of a vaccine is a central part of his reelection pitch. Tamara Keith NPR news at last check on Wall Street, The Dow was up 73 points. This is NPR news..

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"Spring out over the grounds of the state Capitol in Montgomery, as Lewis's flag draped casket was carried out of the rotunda, where he had been lying in state. Montgomery was where Lewis and other freedom writers were savagely beaten in 1961. Activists and organizer Bernard Lafayette, who also survived that attack, said Lewis was an inspiration to the very end. He empowers us. When we look at what he was able to accomplish in the way he was able to do it. Louis will now lie in state in the U. S Capitol Building in Washington today and tomorrow and later funeral services will be held in Georgia, the state he represented in Congress for 33 years. For NPR News. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery, Alabama. President Trump heads to North Carolina today to promote efforts to develop a Corona virus vaccine. NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Trump has put an increasing focus on the pandemic as cases spike in the Sun Belt. Trump is set to tour a facility that's helping manufacturer a key component for one of the Corona virus vaccine candidates. The vaccine is currently in phase one clinical trials. The federal government is investing billions of dollars to produce millions of vaccine doses so that they would be ready to go if clinical trials prove them to be safe and effective. North Carolina also happens to be a swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In the absence of rallies, official visits like this do give President Trump a reason to be in states that he needs to win in November, and the speedy development of a vaccine is a central part of his reelection pitch. Tamara Keith NPR news This is NPR. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Douglas is starting to speed away from Hawaii. Currently part of the storm is brushing Koichi's northern Nge. Separately. What was Hurricane Hannah has downgraded to a tropical storm and is pushing across northeast Mexico. Hannah made landfall twice in Texas over the weekend before plowing into Mexico. It is shaping up to be a big week on Wall Street. NPR's gyms are Oli reports that some of the biggest tech companies will release their second quarter earnings this week. Stocks lost ground last week amid new concern about the surge of Corona virus cases this week will provide more clues about how much damage the pandemic has done to growth. The Federal Reserve will hold a two day meeting and the Commerce Department is scheduled to report on how much the economy shrank during the second quarter of the year. Meanwhile, Apple alphabet Facebook and Amazon are scheduled to release their second quarter earnings. Tech stocks have been driving the big rebound in stocks this year, and investors are anxiously watching to see if they can sustain their momentum. Jim's A roly NPR News Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland has died at home in France of natural causes, according to her publicist. She was 104 years old. Havelange's remembered for the role of Melanie in Gone with the wind, but she won Oscars for roles in films such as Thie Eras. The Havilland is also remembered for.

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"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noelle King and I'm Steve Inskeep. What was the purpose of the president's remarks yesterday? The answer is not immediately apparent. He gave a speech. And the scene is important. He was standing in the Rose Garden, the backyard of the White House, a place where presidents hold official announcements and official ceremonies and at the beginning, that's what this sounded like. The president announced measures against China as China cracks down on freedoms in Hong Kong. Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China. No special privileges. No special economic treatment. And no export of sensitive technologies. That was the beginning. But even more than usual, the president veered off topic. Talking of crumbling highways. The Paris climate agreement he read a list of baseless allegations against his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden said Biden plans to quote abolished the suburbs and make office buildings to cold. This, according to the president. On the same day, the president gave an interview in which he pushed back on the fact that a black person is statistically more likely to be shot by police. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is following all of this high their town. Good morning. How unusual was yesterday? Well, this was certainly not a news conference as built. It was a rally speech disguised as an official announcement in the Rose Garden. He spent a lot of time talking about Joe Biden said. His name 31 times. And, as you say, was really all over the place of the times. It was hard to tell exactly what he was talking about. You know, a disciplined president of the United States who was truly trying to get re elected would come out. He would stay on message. He would talk about what he was there to talk about. Answer a few questions and leave. Instead, President Trump essentially did this rally thing in the Rose Garden? Because, well, his campaign can't do rallies right now, because of the Corona virus, he just had one canceled. Last weekend, and it is worth noting that Corona virus is now surging all over the country. And President Trump has had a really hard time getting any attacks on Biden to stick they've been trying for months. You know, it seems a tax of political attacks aren't really what Americans air looking to hear right now. Now. He also addressed question of race before this White House event. He's talking to a CBS reporter Catherine Marriage, and she asks why you're African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country, and here's how the president responded, and so are white people. Some are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people, more white people, by the way, more white people. Let's fact check that is that true? Well, it is true that more white people die at the hands of law enforcement. But there are a lot more white people in America is a share of the population. African Americans are far more likely to be killed by the police about twice as likely And this is about more than numbers. President Trump a cz. Many have been calling for police reform and racial justice has taken another attack and is moving toward law and order talking about law and order, which is something he comes back to AA lot. And, you know, he's really just trying to dismiss the black lives matter. Movement is he's still defending the Confederate flag. Indeed he is in that same interview, he said, quote. I know people that like the Confederate flag, and they're not thinking of slavery, he says. It's a free speech thing. This puts him out of line with the state of Mississippi and NASCAR. Yeah, and most people in the country which raises the question about what the politics are of doing all of this, But this is not strategic President Trump is saying what he thinks even if polling indicates that the majority of Americans disagree. So you know, he has once again in a place where he is setting off a conversation about trump and racism, and he's acting like someone who thinks his base Wants to hear this sort of pro white pro Confederate language, and he is running this re election for the base, not for the broader American public at the White House press conference yesterday, he was asked if he was worried about losing in November. I think that the enthusiasm now Is greater and may be far greater than it was in 2016. I think a lot of people don't want to talk about it. I think they're not going to Say, Hey, I'm for Trump on for Trump. They don't want to go through the process, and I fully understand that because the process is not fair. He's talking about what he calls the silent majority. But pollsters I talked to say it is unlikely that such a science silent majority really exists in the numbers that he needs on Daz evidence, President Trump pointed to Ah boat parades and yard signs and, ah Biker's motorcyclists. There was some kind of both the trades that there was some kind of boat parade, but not that many voters own boats. Tam Thanks You're welcome. NPR's White House correspondent Tamara Keith. It's three months late this year, but Tax day has arrived. You've got until midnight to file your returns. Here's NPR's Scott Horsefly. The government extended the tax deadline by three months because of the pandemic. But even with that extra time, it hasn't been easy for either taxpayers or the IRS. The Corona virus sideline. Many of the volunteers who ordinarily help people with tax preparation. The AARP Foundation typically run some 5000 help centers in public libraries and like Foundation President Lisa Marsh. Ryerson says they reluctantly suspended that service earlier this spring. Obviously given covert 19 we were most concerned about the safety of the taxpayers and also of our volunteers, many of whom are of.

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