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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
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
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
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
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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"I'm Jack Spear. Two months after the election, and a day after a violent pro trump mom invaded the U. S Capitol President Trump is for the first time acknowledging he lost the presidential election. NPR's Tamara Keith reports he issued a new video on social media. After weeks of misleading his supporters into believing there was a way to reverse the election, Trump has now come as close is he likely will to a concession. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. He added that he knew his voters may be disappointed, but urged Americans to unite. Earlier in the video. Trump responded to the insurrection that followed his remarks Wednesday, telling supporters to go to the capital. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. Trump did not acknowledge the role that his own actions played in Wednesday's events, Tamara Keith NPR news and further signs of distancing from President Trump to social media platforms. Facebook and Instagram now say they are silencing Trump's accounts all together for the remainder of his presidency. The actions committed time Trump, who has been holed up in the White House, and largely silence yesterday, storming of the U. S capitol by extremists loyal to him. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, saying the risk of allowing Trump used the platform is too great. Many of those involved in yesterday's violence communicated via Social Media. Twitter had it last word plan to restore the president's account, but had taken it down. Some of Trump's tweets weather, saying they violate the platforms rules. The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee is pledging to advance President elect Joe Bynes nominees for the Justice Department. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports. Democrats will control the panel this year. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin is applauding the selection of federal appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to be attorney general. Durbin says the judge will bring integrity and credibility to the Justice Department after four years of turmoil during the Trump years. Urban says he'll give Garland a speedy confirmation hearing something Republicans deny the judge when he was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court in 2016. Biden will nominate Lisa Monaco to serve his deputy attorney general, describing her as a Trailblazer and national security. Monaco started her career prosecuting violent crimes in D. C. She rose to become president Obama's homeland security adviser. His deputy, A G shall manage the sprawling Justice Department. Carrie Johnson. NPR NEWS Washington nation's trade gap. The difference between what U. S companies send abroad and overseas firms ship the U. S Shores jumped by $68.1 billion in November. Commerce Department, saying the widening of the trade shortfall the biggest and 14 years reflected in 2.9% increase in imports of goods and services, swamping a much smaller rise in exports. On Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 211 points. This is NPR. Live from KQED News and Terrorist Siler. Much of America was glued to the TV and social media as a pro trump mob stormed the capital yesterday, but some Republicans in the Central Valley believe false conspiracies about the attack cuties Alex Hall has more outside Fresno AG, the hardware store in central Fresno. Bonnie Nutter called the events at the capital Wednesday. Disgusting. She thinks they painted an inaccurate picture of Trump supporters. I think a lot of it was antifa and be a lamb, stealing the trump legs and playing like they were trump people. Netters friend Joan Oaks, agrees. Despite President Trump's calls to supporters to go to the capital hopes does not believe his supporters led the mob. She still supports the president..
Trump heads to Florida after opposing Congress’ pandemic relief bill
"There's no word yet from President Trump about whether he plans to veto the $900 billion covert 19 relief bill passed by Congress this week. But as NPR's Tamara Keith reports if he doesn't sign it By the end of day Monday, there could be a government shutdown. The desperately needed covert 19 relief legislation was tacked onto a measure funding the entire federal government and its priorities through September. President. Trump, in a video posted on social media earlier this week, objected to several of the spending line items and said he wanted cash payments to struggling Americans increased from $600 a person to 2000. But there's no clear legislative path for that to happen since Republicans object to larger payments, and it seems very few in Congress want to revisit that painstakingly negotiated and massive bill, a person familiar with the process said The bill was physically being delivered to Florida, where President Trump I was spending Christmas and could sign or veto it. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS.
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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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"People, some of them senior citizens in a large ballroom in Fort Meyers. The chairs were set up with social distance, but many in the room weren't wearing masks, Trump told the crowd. He's protecting seniors, but you have to live your lives. I'm working as hard as I can see. You can kiss and hug your Children and grandchildren very soon. That's something I missed. Also, I will be honest with you. Polls indicate Trump's support with seniors isn't a strong as it was four years ago, and his handling of the pandemic is a big part of that. Tamara Keith NPR news traveling with the president. The Biden campaign, meanwhile, says the Democratic presidential nominees tested negative again for Corona virus. He's campaigning this hour in Michigan Whole show former vice President Joe Biden with a growing lead over President Trump's so far with the administration's handling of the Corona virus. Foremost on the minds of many voters next Wednesday, just a week and a half before the election. Former President Barack Obama will make US first in person campaign appearance for the Biden Harris ticket in Philadelphia. Another concern in the middle of a pandemic. The federal deficit NPR Scott Horsefly reports it hit a record $3.1 trillion in the fiscal year that just ended A deficit for fiscal year. 2020 was more than twice as big as the previous high set during the great recession a decade ago. It's about three times what the government had been expecting before the pandemic struck. With businesses shuttered and millions of people out of work. Government tax revenue shrank at the same time federal spending balloon as Congress authorized trillions of dollars in relief payments to keep families and businesses afloat. Trump administration was already facing a $1 trillion deficits even before the pandemic hit. Despite the government's massive borrowing interest rates have remained exceptionally low. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington This is NPR news. In friends. Police have shot dead the suspect in a shockingly brutal attack Today in a small French town about 50 miles northeast of Paris. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. The incident appears to be related to the ongoing trial for the terrorist attack on satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Ah, warning this report may not be suitable for young listeners. Police are treating this as a terrorist attack. A man was slain in public on the street in broad daylight. Decapitated by another man with a knife. French media are reporting that the victim was a history teacher from a local high school who had shown his students pictures of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. Such caricatures are central to the ongoing trial of 14 people accused of helping the terrorists who attacked the magazine in 2015, killing 12 people. Charlie Hebdo recently republished the caricatures to mark the beginning of the trial. Three weeks ago, a Pakistani migrant attacked a woman with a knife near the former offices of the magazine to avenge what he said was the blasphemy of the cartoons. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR NEWS PARIS The number of American troops will be leaving in Afghanistan in the coming months is still in dispute. National security adviser Robert O'Brien says President Trump and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper have already signed off on drawing down forces to 2500 by early next year. But this week General Mark Milley Told NPR. True production still depend on conditions on the ground. So far, the Taliban have been violating the terms of their peace agreement with United States Taliban attacks in Afghanistan. Have risen. I'm Laxmi, saying NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include focus features and MSNBC films. Presenting the way I see it and inside. Look at President Obama and Reagan through the eyes of White House photographer Pete Souza.
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"A source with knowledge of the events planning says all attending must bring masks with them and will be instructed to wear them on the White House complex. They will also submit to a temperature check and brief questionnaire trumps doctor hasn't yet cleared him to return to normal activity and has not released any test results. Certifying the president is no longer contagious. Tamara Keith NPR news Tropical depression. Delta is moving into the Tennessee Valley after slamming into Louisiana last night as a Category two hurricane. NPR's Amy held reports, flooding remains a threat. Lt is turned into mostly a rain event, bringing flood risk as it spreads into parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky through the weekend. But when it made landfall in Louisiana on Friday, it's winds were strong around 100 MPH, knocking out power to the city of Lake Charles and striking just six weeks after one of the most powerful hurricanes on record. Here's hurricane specialist Jack Beven. Unfortunately, a lot of it area was recovering from the impact of Hurricane Laura. Much stronger storm so certainly did not help matters. I have another hurricane hit that area damage assessments are still under way. But the mayor of Lake Charles says some residents are bailing out several inches of water from inside their homes. Amy held. NPR news Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney Barrett get underway on Capitol Hill next week. NPR's winced er Johnston reports. Senate Democrats are expected to press Judge Barrett on several key issues, including abortion and whether she would recuse herself from a potential presidential election dispute. Georgetown law professor Paul Butler says Barrett will also face questions about a pending challenge to the affordable care act. She.
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"Balcony. A source with knowledge of the events planning says all attending must bring masks with them and will be instructed to wear them on the White House complex. They will also submit to a temperature check and brief questionnaire trumps doctor hasn't yet cleared him to return to normal activity and has not released any test results. Certifying the president is no longer contagious. Tamara Keith NPR news Tropical depression. Delta is moving into the Tennessee Valley after slamming into Louisiana last night as a Category two hurricane. NPR's Amy held reports, flooding remains a threat. Lt is turned into mostly a rain event, bringing flood risk as it spreads into parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky through the weekend. But when it made landfall in Louisiana on Friday, it's winds were strong around 100 MPH, knocking out power to the city of Lake Charles and striking just six weeks after one of the most powerful hurricanes on record. Here's hurricane specialist Jack Beven. Unfortunately, a lot of it area was recovering from the impact of Hurricane Laura much stronger storm so certainly did not help matters. I have another hurting that area. Damage assessments are still under way. But the mayor of Lake Charles says some residents are bailing out several inches of water from inside their homes. Amy held NPR news. Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney Barrett get underway on Capitol Hill next week. NPR's winced er Johnston reports. Senate Democrats are expected to press Judge Barrett on several key issues, including abortion and whether she would recuse herself from a potential presidential election dispute. Georgetown law professor Paul Butler says Barrett will also face questions about a pending challenge to the affordable care Act.
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"I'm Giles Snyder. The White House is planning to host a large in person event on the South Lawn this afternoon, and NPR's Tamara Keith reports President Trump is set to make an appearance. A White House official confirms that President Trump is expected to address a large crowd on the South Lawn from a balcony on Saturday trumps doctors haven't yet certified that he is Corona virus free. White House communications director Elissa Farrah was asked in an interview with Fox News Win. Trump had His last negative test, and she refused to answer for medical reasons. We're not revealing specifics of his medical treatment prior, but we'll definitely let the public know when he's been cleared by just to be clear. I am not a doctor, but is he negative? Now? Can you say I don't have that information, but I'm happy to get you an update when I d'oh in a memo released Thursday, trumps doctor said he was on track to resume normal activity on Saturday. Tamara Keith NPR news now to the second presidential debate, it has officially been canceled. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes after the commission on Presidential Debates announced that Thursday's matchup between President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden, would be held virtually After Trump tested positive for the Corona virus. The Trump campaign says there's no medical reason to stop the upcoming debate and also called the commission biased and overlords. The president this week said he wasn't going to waste his time on a virtual debate. Democrat Joe Biden is still expected to hold a town hall event on Thursday. The commission says the final presidential debate will be held on October 22nd in Nashville. President Trump is expected to return to the campaign trail on Monday. NPR, meanwhile, has confirmed that the White House has blocked the CDC from requiring all passengers and employees on buses, trains and airplanes where masks NPR's Rob Stein has this report. A former administration official who's familiar with these discussions confirms the White House has been blocking the CDC. The CDC order would require massed some planes, trains, buses and subways, as well as in airports and train and bus stations. The move is the latest example of political interference and see dizzy decisions from who needs testing how schools Khun safely reopen. The White House referred questions to the CDC, which says it has issued guidelines about how to travel safely. Rob Stein. NPR NEWS National Hurricane Center in Miami says water levels are subsiding on Louisiana's ghost where Hurricane Delta made landfall yesterday evening as a Category two storm. Making landfall not where not far from where Hurricane Laura came ashore in late August. Delta is now a tropical storm and four cancer say it will weaken further as it moves into Mississippi and the Tennessee Valley. You're listening to NPR news. Fragile ceasefire has got into effect in Nagorno Karabakh region disputed by the former Soviet Republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia. NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow that both sides already accusing each other of violating the cease fire. Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated talks in Moscow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan. After more than 10 hours of negotiations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov appeared before reporters questions over the opponent. He announced a cease fire to allow the warring parties to collect the bodies of soldiers and exchange prisoners. Lavrov said more substantive talks under the auspices of Russia, the U. S and France would follow. Fierce fighting broke out in the garden car back, which saw bloody war in the early 19 nineties that left ethnic Armenians in charge of the region. Azerbaijan is now vowing to take it back. Lucien Kim NPR News. Moscow Sir by John's foreign minister said today that the cease fire would only last for as long as it takes the Red Cross to arrange for the exchange of the debt. UK has temporarily recalled its ambassador to Bella Rules to British Foreign Secretary says The move is in solidarity with Poland and Lithuania after Belarus expelled more than 30 diplomats from the two countries. At least seven other European countries have returned their ambassadors amid the political on rest. In Belarus. The government of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko accuses Poland and Lithuania of meddling following the disputed election in August..
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"From NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst, President. Trump's doctor says he expects it will be safe for the president to return to public engagements. On Saturday as NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Dr Sean Conley wrote in a memo that Trump remains stable by his own description. Trump was very sick last week, but Conley says the president has completed his course of therapy for covert 19 and there are no indications of the illness progressing. He goes on to say that Saturday will Mark Dayton. Then, after Trump's diagnosis on October 1st, he adds that quote based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting. I fully anticipate the president's safe return to public engagements at that time. It's not clear what thes advanced Diagnostics are. The medical team hasn't released any information about the president's viral load and has refused to say when he received his last negative test for the Corona virus. Tamara Keith NPR news FBI says it's arrested six men in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Witt Mare and violently overthrow the government of Michigan in a coordinated move. The state is also pursuing state felony charges against seven others with ties to far right militia groups. Here is Hannah Lam's, says the court papers give some pretty chilling details. Prosecutors said the plan was to abduct women take her to Wisconsin put her onto on some kind of mock trial. And the the level of planning here is nowhere. The prosecutors say the defendants used encrypted chats. They cased Wimmer's vacation home about a Taser night vision goggles, and they also used code words. According to the FBI. The baker was an explosives provider and cake referred to a bomb. NPR's Hannah Allam. Women says the men are sick and depraved and should be brought to justice. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, made their first visit of the campaign to Arizona. Sven Giles from member station Cage's easy reports. Their trip coincided with the start of early voting in the state. Biden spoke to a socially distanced crowd at a local carpenter's union and Maricopa County were more than two million voters will get ballots in the mail as early as today. High turnout and a big win in Arizona will be crucial, Biden said, given Trump's repeated warnings without evidence that the election is rigged. Biden also alluded to Trump's message in their last debate for an extremist group to quote stand by. This is serious stuff. We can't just win by a vote. We've got to all turn out. We could be better than we've seen. Recent polls here show Biden leading for NPR News. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix, all straight into the day in higher territory. The Dow up 122 points. And as that gained 50, 60 S and P 527 This's NPR. Live from KTVT News. I'm Kate Wolf. More than 100,000, California College students don't have the technology they need for online classes. That's according to a new estimate from the nonprofit Ed Trust. West cooties. Vanessa Ran Kanye has more community colleges and universities that serves the most low income students and students of color have the biggest gaps in tech access. But the issue spin the state at San Francisco State University student Alondra Esquivel Garcia says her connection is so shoddy. She's lost work and had trouble turning in assignments. My zoom just crashes have nowhere is just okay. Your out of class happens everyday. Sometimes I can't even open files that are super important Study projections are based on spring survey data, and many colleges have distributed laptops and hot spots since then. But Abby Ridley Kerr, who worked on the report says this points to a fundamental problem A need to collect better information. We're just not there yet with the data, so this really is At its heart, a call to action for campus leaders and statewide policymakers and for the governor's office to start to measure and evaluate some of this information of student level and that would really help if the federal stimulus bill goes through and includes money for college is.
What to expect from the first Biden-Trump debate
"Between President Trump and his Democratic challenger, former vice president Joe Biden. Yesterday. We look back at how Biden has approached his many debates over the years. And today we examine Donald Trump's particular style on the debate stage. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith reports. When it comes to President Trump's preparation for debating Joe Biden. The message being telegraphed is that he isn't trying too hard. Here's Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley on Fox News. I'm not going to get into the specifics of how this president prepares for these debates. But he's pressure tested every single day by the American people when they ask questions about the mainstream media. So press briefings are debate Prep, Trump's campaign manager told reporters trumps best preparation is really just being president. That was Trump's argument when he dialed into Fox and friends. How are you preparing for this debate? By working very hard. You know what? By working very hard, not own debates. But on running the country with Trump. It's hard to tell whether this is an effort to lower expectations or whether he really isn't doing anything special to prepare for the debates in 2016 Trump prepared, But his most memorable moments came in this seemingly unwra first interruptions from everything I see has no respect. For this person? Well, that's because he'd rather have a puppet as president and opens today, and it's pretty clear it's pretty clear that year, Trump had a few themes. Hillary Clinton's emails, immigration, trade and the economy. He came back to them on repeat, no matter the questions. He had scrappy comebacks and a total disregard for debate rules or being presidential. Which gave him a certain freedom. It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country because you'd be in jail. Secretary Clinton Thistle makes President Trump Hard to debate says Sleep Rinus who stood in for Trump during Hillary Clinton's debate preparation sessions four years ago. It's like trying to perform a piano. Solo. When the other guys got a grog grog ER is a Yiddish term for a noisemaker and just spinning it the whole time, Rinus says. It's not that Trump was a great debater in any traditional sense, but he was fun to watch and really hard to pin down. Now, though, Trump is president. There's a pandemic and a recession, Rinus says. Watching Trump respond to questions about Cove it you can see he's not the same guy he was four years ago, Donald Trump is facing a different circumstance. He's facing different consequences than he ever has in this life. And if sparring with the media really is Trump's debate Prep, then his July interview with tonight's debate, moderator Chris Wallace might offer a hint and where Trump could trip up. When you talk about mortality rate, I think it's the opposite. I think we have one of the lowest mortality rate way had 900. Deaths in a single day. We will take this week ready. You get me the mortality rate. Trump also faces a different opponent than he did in 2016. For months. Trump has been portraying Biden is not having all his faculties. But now Trump and his aides are suddenly talking up Biden's debate skills. We have a debate coming up, and who knows, you know he's been doing You know what he's been doing it for 47 years. I've been doing it for 3.5 years so he should be able to beat me. I would like as you can hear. Trump loves a crowd, But tonight the hall will be largely empty due to Cove it another new factor. Trump will have to deal with Tamara Keith NPR news. news.
Trump says he would support investigation of postmaster general
"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 Window 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
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"Jobs is a district attorney and California attorney general. You're the top cop, but you're also a prosecutor, and oftentimes those two things are not compatible. Avenues. Live from NPR News. I'm Jack Spear President Donald Trump was in Kenosha, Wisconsin today to draw attention to businesses burned by writers last week and the thank law enforcement in the National Guard. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Wisconsin is a key election battleground in these images are a big part of Trump's campaign pitch. President Trump blamed violent mobs and far left ideology while praising law enforcement. We have to have our law enforcement we cherish our law enforcement. We wouldn't be here without our law enforcement even May. I'm I'm here today. I feel so safe. And you went through Hell just a few days ago, but I feel so safe. I better be asked if he believes there is systemic racism in the US Trump objected to the question. You know, you just keep getting back to The opposite subject. We should talk about the kind of violence that we've seen in Portland and here and other places. It's tremendous violence. With notable exceptions, the overwhelming majority of protests nationwide have been nonviolent. Tamara Keith NPR news congressional investigators now say they have identified potentially billions in fraud link to the government's Corona virus relief efforts. That's according to a report from a House subcommittee, which maintains a lack of government oversight and accountability in a $600 billion plus program may have resulted in billions being misspent. Vested, Gators say that includes at least a billion dollars that went to companies that received multiple loans. Facebook and Twitter say the platforms have removed accounts linked to a Russian backed effort to spread false news stories ahead of the November election. NPR's Bobby on explains the operation appears to have been aimed at influencing Democratic voters. Acting on a tip from the FBI. Facebook says it discovered a Russian controlled pseudo news site calling itself piece data that shared propaganda across more than a dozen accounts. Researchers who examined the operations say the Kremlin backed efforts sought to gain a following of left leaning voters and then convinced them to not support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November. Some of the stories were written by novice freelance journalists who apparently did not know they were part of a Russian influence campaign. The actions come after the top U. S counterintelligence official said last month that Russia is ramping up disinformation online to undercut. Biden, Bobby Allen, NPR News, San Francisco, Apple and Google say they're hoping that more cities adopt their phone based approach to Corona virus, tracing as part of a nationwide effort to slow the spread of the virus. Both companies say they're working to build Mohr of the needed technology directly into their phones seeking to make it easier for people to use, even if their own local public health agency hasn't built.
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"Klein. President. Trump is on his way to Louisiana and Texas. To survey damage from Hurricane Laura. The storm was devastating. But with at least 14 people killed NPR's Tamara Keith reports it wasn't as deadly as feared. President Trump said he considered postponing his convention acceptance speech earlier this week because of Hurricane Laura. But in the end decided it was okay to proceed. And to make plans to visit the affected areas this weekend while the hurricane was fierce, one of the strongest to make landfall. In 150 years, the casualties and damage. Were far less than thought possible. Trump credited FEMA state leaders and law enforcement with helping to prevent what could have been a far more dangerous situation. Tamara Keith NPR news The United Arab Emirates overturned It's boycott of Israel today as NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem. It's the latest step in a U. S broker deal to establish diplomatic ties between the Emirates and Israel For decades. The Emirates, like most other Arab countries, refused to normalize relations with Israel until the Israeli Palestinian conflict is resolved. Now the Emirati ruler, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed on Nayan has abolished an official boycott of Israel, allowing the Moradi citizens to have official dealings with Israelis. In fact, the countries have had quiet ties for years. But the new decree could allow for more commerce between the oil rich Gulf Arab states and technological powerhouse Israel. On Monday, Israeli el Al Airlines will make its first official flight to the Emirates carrying Israeli officials and President Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner. You work on the details of the Israel Emirates deal. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem Belarus is stripping media credentials from several local journalists who have been covering the country's mass post election protests for international news organizations. The BBC Steve Rosenberg has details in Minsk, the Foreign Ministry informed at least 10, Belarusian and two Russian journalist working for foreign media outlets. That their press accreditations could be annulled among those affected a to BBC reporters. A ministry cited a decision by the Belarusian Information Security Commission. Move seems designed to interfere in media coverage of events here. Resident. Lukashenko has been under sustained pressure from street protests and strikes. Protesters have been accusing him of rigging the recent presidential election and of ordering the brutal postelection police crackdown on his opponents. The BBC has issued a statement condemning what it calls the stifling of independent journalism. Protesters air again rallying in Russia's Far eastern city of Khabarovsk denouncing Moscow's arrest of the region's popular former governor last month on murder charges. This is NPR. In Venezuela and opposition politician has been jailed for two years has been released to home detention. One wreck a sense was suspected of participating in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro. Authorities aren't saying why he's been moved to house arrest. Dr Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43 statement from his family, said the Black Panther. Starr's been battling colon cancer for four years. He died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles. NPR's Andrew Limbong has an appreciation as Black Panther of Chadwick Boseman walk the fine line between quiet and regal. Proud yet flawed, but I am King of Wakanda. And it is my responsibility to make sure.
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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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"The new Corona various aid package. NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Trump signed a memorandum to extend enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of the year. Though it was previously a $600 weekly benefit. Trump is cutting it down to 400. He's also directing the Treasury secretary to defer some payroll tax collection through the end of the year. And Trump suggested the deferred taxes may never have to be paid if he wins reelection. If I'm victorious in November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts. To the payroll tax. I'm going to make them all permanent. When term previously floated this idea, Democrats and Republicans in Congress rejected it because these taxes fund Medicare and Social Security and there are already concerns about their long term solvency. Tamara Keith NPR news. Most Children who get Cove in 19 develop a mild form and recover, But the few that go on to develop severe disease and require hospitalization are disproportionately black and Latino. NPR's Ping Wong reports. Black and Latino kids are 5 to 8 times more likely to land in the hospital with covert 19 than their white counterparts. That's the finding in a new paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which looks that data collected on kids hospitalized with Corona virus over the past five months. Black and Latino Children are also far more likely to develop multi system inflammatory syndrome, a complication related to covert 19. Secondly, toe organ failure, The study authors say the increased risks maybe because black and Latino Children have higher rates of underlying conditions like obesity, lung disease and premature birth. Their parents may also be more likely to work an essential or service industries that exposed them to the virus. Ping Wong NPR news, according to Johns Hopkins University of the U. S, is nearing five million cases of covert 19. Or than 726,000 people have died. Stock prices finished slightly higher this week. But NPR's Jim's really reports signs of a slowdown are still rattling investors. Stock prices have been rising for weeks, but the games have slowed considerably and that was true this week. Investors are said to be worried about the ongoing deterioration in relations between the U. S and China. President Trump threatened to ban the popular Chinese app tic tac, claiming it's a security threat. Meanwhile, there's Mohr evidence that the economic rebound in the U. S may be slowing. The Labor Department says 1.8 million jobs were created in July, but the unemployment rate remains over 10% and more than a 1,000,000 people filed for unemployment insurance during the week ending August 1st. Jims AA Roly NPR NEWS. This is NPR news. A strike at the bath ironworks in Bath. Maine, is over 4300 workers walked off the job June 22nd after overwhelmingly rejecting the shipbuilders last offer. Federal mediators got involved. The tentative agreement provides annual pay raises of 3% over three years and some improvements in health care coverage. The general manager of the flagship NPR news member station in Washington, has resigned. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports. Staffers allege that general manager J. J. Your had not acted to protect women and staffers of color from inappropriate workplace behavior. Much of the tumult took place behind the scenes Whisper network about a veteran reporter concerns about the departures of black female colleagues. It flared into the open on the station's own platforms while speaking on one, a black trans producer accused your of trying to force him out. One day is the nationally syndicated NPR show produced by WM. You Then d c'est, a new site owned by WM. You published an in depth investigation of the behavior of a former transportation reporter for the station. Younger female colleagues and local transportation staffers say the reporters subjected them to highly inappropriate attention. WFMU staffers say your failed to deal with it. In a statement, he acknowledged losing their trust owned by American University, which announced measures to strengthen HR policies. David Folkenflik NPR NEWS The Mid Atlantic Conference canceled its fall sports season Saturday. The First League College football's highest level to do so. In response to the pandemic, Officials say the decision affects only fall.
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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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"Sounds of amazing grace 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. And this is WNBC in New York. It's four minutes after seven o'clock. Good morning. I'm David first sunny today with a high of 96 this afternoon. It's 80 degrees now in Central Park. Governor, Cuomo says after several months of asking Congress for state aid, New York is now at the end of its rope. He says the state could be forced to make billions of dollars in cuts if federal funding doesn't come through in the next two weeks. There is no economic analyst Who will say it's good for the economy to starve the states and local governments. Will say the exact opposite. A democratic leg. That house has approved a new package of aid for states, but the Republican controlled Senate has blocked it. Congress is due to go into recess for a few weeks in early August. Mth Air Pat Voice says the agency needs more resource is to find a surge in violent crime on New York City subways. Speaking on Jon Katz Martinis radio show yesterday, Voice said the subway system saw 30% increase in felony assaults in the past month. But he says that safety in the subways is the jurisdiction of the NYPD. This is an important priority for the MPA and obviously the city and the NYPD. Wei need to do more, and we need more resources from the NYPD on that issue. For you also noted the increase in assaults on subways comes as fewer people are riding them. He says 1.2 million people currently ride the subway daily, down from about 5.5 1,000,000 before the pandemic. It was the first full weekend of professional sports since the pandemic and the black lives matter. Protests began in a show of solidarity with the movement. Members of the WNBA's in New York Liberty and Seattle Storm left the court before the national anthem was played at their game. In baseball. Several players knelt before the national anthem. But Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton and outfielder and Hicks, who are black, went further and knelt during the anthem at Saturday's game. New York Post baseball columnist Ken Davidoff says this form of protest has become more common in the industry. It's far more accepted in the sports by the other players by the bullet. In authority, I would say in the general public display loud contingent proposed that starting with President United States Unlike previously in the NFL, Davidoff says there are no proposals to punish pro baseball or pro basketball players for kneeling. Currently 80 degrees. We have a heat advisory in effect, and it stays with us until tomorrow evening. Sunny today. A high of 96 It's w N Y. C support for NPR comes from Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Developing ways to use the PTL one pathway in immuno therapy to treat cancer committed to making contributions in cancer treatment for 72 years. Dana Farber dot org's slash everywhere. On.
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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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"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 storms, 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 air only 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..
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"From NPR news. I'm Korver Coleman. The number of people infected with the Corona virus in the U. S. Is poised to pass three million. More than 131,000 people have died. That's according to Johns Hopkins University, the nation's top infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony found, she says officials should ask that everyone wear face coverings to stop the virus. Individual mandates wherever they come from, I think are important because when people get a signal Yeah. Texas and Hawaii, Idaho. In Montana. President Trump insists schools should reopen in the fall. Even as the pandemic spreads. He hosted an event at the White House on Tuesday, where administration officials echoed his demand. State and local leaders make the call on whether to reopen their schools. Mexico's president meets Donald Trump at the White House today. NPR's carry con reports. Both leaders have clashed over immigration, but our meeting to celebrate a new North American trade pact. President Anders Manuel Lopez over No arrived in D. C late last night on a commercial flight with the layover in Atlanta. The Mexican president refuses to use the presidential plane in keeping with his frugal style. Beside the health concerns of flying through several U. S airports. Lopez Obrador is taking a big political risk meeting with Trump, who's long denigrated Mexicans, calling them rapists in animals. Lopez Obrador says he needs to work with the U. S president for the economic well being of his country. Mexico's economy has taken a nosedive. ISCO Vered 19 cases sore. Mexico has now passed France and Spain in the number of deaths from the virus. Jerrycan. NPR NEWS Mexico CITY President Trump's Nis has published a book that the Trump family tried to block the book offers an unsparing view of Donald Trump and his father. NPR has obtained a copy of Mary Trumps book. NPR Is Tamara Keith prepared this report. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. A tragic figure in the Trump family who died in his early forties. After years of struggling with alcoholism. The author who was a teenager when her father died, writes Donald following the lead of my grandfather, and with the complicity, silence and inaction of his siblings destroyed my father. I can't let him destroy my country. There are many family stories in this book that put the trumps in a negative light and a claim that the president paid someone to take his S A T s for him. In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Mathews questions the author's motives and says Trump's father was very good to him and describes the tea allegations as completely false. Tamara Keith NPR news You're listening to NPR news. Former vice president Joe Biden won two more Democratic presidential primaries Tuesday. One is in his home state of Delaware. The other is in New Jersey. Also in New Jersey, former teacher Amy Kennedy won a Democratic congressional primary to phase Republican incumbent representative Jeff van Drew in the fall. And drew changed parties last year to support President Trump. Amy Kennedy is married to former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy. The Trump Administration is scrapping a plan to reintroduce grizzly bears to a mountain range in Washington state. NPR's Nathan Rot reports, the plan faced some local opposition from ranchers and others. The announcement by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that his agency would not to move forward with the reintroduction plan is a reversal from his predecessor, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, revived plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades in 2018. Much to the dismay of some in neighboring rural communities who didn't want to live near a large predator that was almost entirely driven from the landscape decades ago. Earnhardt says it's those local concerns that led them to abandon the plans. Grizzly bear numbers have greatly improved in parts of Montana, Wyoming in Idaho, but few remain in Washington and the species remains protected under the Endangered Species Act. Nathan Rot. NPR news. Heavy rain and flooding continue to inundate parts of Japan and at least 55 people have died. Rivers, air overflowing and mudslides have killed people. Millions of people have been asked to evacuate. But the call was not mandatory. Many people didn't go to shelters concerned about the Corona virus. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..