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Across Political Lines, Opinions On Vaccine Passports Are Divided

NPR's Business Story of the Day

01:44 min | 5 months ago

Across Political Lines, Opinions On Vaccine Passports Are Divided

"Dot com slash smb. Now let's ask a little something to the debate over vaccine passports people keep asking. Should we have them. Should we not the reality. Is that in many places we already do. Here's npr's tovia smith too many. It's a no brainer. Just like passengers are screened before boarding planes for the safety of everyone so too. Should everyone entering a crowded space be checked to ensure their low risk for spreading. Covid if we're going to end this nightmare what we need is information. And if people are making unsafe choices the rest of us to know. Peter wilson musician from phoenix seized vaccine passports as ticket back to normal life. You know you have to vaccinate children to go to school for other things. Were just extending that to adults to keep everybody safe. This is your ticket to freedom san at the union pharmacy just outside boston. A pharmacist intern. Hands a proof of vaccination card to linda samantha Thank you so much. It's a low tech version of the digital vaccine passport that could become ubiquitous new york state's. Excelsior pass already allows residents to flash code from their phones to earn their way into anything from a broadway show or a gym to a private wedding. Samantha says she would be more apt to go places that are making sure everyone's vaccinated. I know it's awkward. But they're not asking for their life story just trying to keep people safe and trying to also keep their business so think. It's a win win indeed. Many businesses are already

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"tovia smith" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Will accept the results of a free and fair election in November some top GOP leaders including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell also stepped in today say it will be an orderly transfer of power as there's always been throughout the nation's history. Although police have arrested a man they say shot two police officers last night the shooting took place during protests that broke out after it was announced none of the three officers involved in Briana Taylor's death back in March will face criminal charges for killing her Stephanie Wolf of member station. W. F.. B.. L. Reports tensions remain high in that city. Louisville's interim police chief said Lorenzo Johnson was arrested and charged with two counts of first. Degree assault and fourteen counts of one tonne endangerment directed toward please he declined to say whether the alleged gunman was a protester meanwhile Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer called for calm violence is not the answer and destruction is not the answer public safety and the work for racial equity injustice can just coexist. The two officers are expected to recover Louisville police said they made one hundred and twenty seven arrests related to the protest for NPR news. Bulletin will a win for Patriots owner Robert Kraft in his fight against the solicitation charges. In Florida NPR's Tovia Smith reports prosecutors have dropped the charges saying they couldn't proceed since courts a blocked the use of video allegedly showing craft paying for sex in a massage parlor. Robert Kraft was one of dozens arrested last year on misdemeanor charges in a sting aimed at an alleged human trafficking ring. Last month and appeals court ruled that the video taken by hidden cameras was extreme surveillance and couldn't be used in court Florida's attorney general declined to appeal to the State Supreme Court fearing. A decision that might limit future law enforcement efforts without the videos prosecutors say they couldn't prove their case against the Patriots. Owner craft is asking the recordings be destroyed so they cannot be leaked. He's still faces sanctions from the NFL Tovia Smith NPR News, Boston on Wall Street stocks bounced around before closing higher today the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained fifty two points to close at twenty six, thousand, eight, fifteen the Nasdaq was up thirty nine points to ten, thousand, six, seventy, two, the S. and P. Five, hundred rose nine points today ending the session at thirty, two, hundred, forty, six. You're listening to NPR. China Russia and the US have been playing the corona virus blame game at the United Nations all three clashing over responsibility for global pandemic this cost millions of lives and untold amounts of money representatives of the three countries trading allegations over mishandling of the politicization of the virus. During UN General Assembly session today the sharp exchanges reflect what are deep divisions over the coronavirus in how to slow its spread the divisions of worsened since the virus first emerged in the city of Wuhan China. With the nation's firefighting resources mostly tapped out federal farm managers and our lying on Canadian Mexican cruise to help fight wildfires in California and Idaho NPR's Kirk. siegler reports accrue one hundred firefighters have arrived in California from Guadalajara. The Mexican cruiser deploying to the massive sequoia complex fires in central California. The need for extra resources is huge their U. S. marines with no previous wildland firefighting experience either were also recently sent the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise has been relying on help from the military and Canada and now Mexico as the. Agency. said the country's firefighting resources are mostly exhausted looking internationally for help is not that unusual in a bad wildfire year like this but goodwill cruise coming from Mexico to help out the US is notable in the trump era as the president has repeatedly disparaged and made racist comments about Mexicans Kirk Siegler, NPR, News Boise Grill futures prices closed higher hitting their highest level or week amid some optimism over a possible new corona virus stimulus measure oil up thirty eight cents a barrel to forty, thirty, one, a barrel I'm Jack Speer NPR news..

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Boston - Charges dropped against Patriots owner Kraft

NPR News Now

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Boston - Charges dropped against Patriots owner Kraft

"A win for Patriots owner Robert Kraft in his fight against the solicitation charges. In Florida NPR's Tovia Smith reports prosecutors have dropped the charges saying they couldn't proceed since courts a blocked the use of video allegedly showing craft paying for sex in a massage parlor. Robert Kraft was one of dozens arrested last year on misdemeanor charges in a sting aimed at an alleged human trafficking ring. Last month and appeals court ruled that the video taken by hidden cameras was extreme surveillance and couldn't be used in court Florida's attorney general declined to appeal to the State Supreme Court fearing. A decision that might limit future law enforcement efforts without the videos prosecutors say they couldn't prove their case against the Patriots. Owner craft is asking the recordings be destroyed so they cannot be leaked. He's still faces sanctions from the NFL Tovia Smith NPR News,

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"tovia smith" Discussed on The Gospel of the Kingdom

The Gospel of the Kingdom

05:30 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on The Gospel of the Kingdom

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"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

"Pastore Holly a sensible of our past our toward into the Hollywood area right now so live from NPR news in Culver city California I'm doing police like hell tell a curfew is now in effect in Washington DC as police use tear gas in the last hour to push the protesters back from the White House anger over police brutality has surged over the death of George Floyd he's the unarmed black man and father of two who died in Minneapolis police custody exactly one week ago at the rose garden in the last hour president trump announced his deploying thousands of civilian police and military back up to end what he called rights and lawlessness if a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them after his remarks trump and other White House officials immediately walked to historic Saint John's church near Lafayette park where the present held up a Bible saying we have the greatest country in the world keep it nice and safe in Boston officials there are appealing for calm after violence erupted there last night as NPR's tovia Smith reports dozens were arrested after peaceful demonstrations mayor Marty Walsh says he is moved by protesters call to action to end police brutality and racial injustice but the violence that broke out afterward Walsh says is an attack on those values he's imploring demonstrators to remain peaceful and inform police of their plans so they can prepare district attorney Rachel Rollins echoes.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Live from NPR news in Culver city California I'm doing police like hell tell a curfew is now in effect in Washington DC as police use tear gas in the last hour to push the protesters back from the White House anger over police brutality has surged over the death of George Floyd he's the unarmed black man and father of two who died in Minneapolis police custody exactly one week ago at the rose garden in the last hour president trump announced his deploying thousands of civilian police and military backup to end what he called rights and lawlessness if a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them after his remarks trump and other White House officials immediately walked to historic Saint John's church near Lafayette park where the president held up a Bible saying we have the greatest country in the world keep it nice and safe in Boston officials there are appealing for calm after violence erupted there last night as NPR's tovia Smith reports dozens were arrested after peaceful demonstrations mayor Marty Walsh says he is moved by protesters call to action to end police brutality and racial injustice but the violence that broke out afterward Walsh says is an attack on those values he's imploring demonstrators to remain peaceful and inform police of their plans so they can prepare district attorney Rachel Rollins echoes.

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Will schools open this fall, and what could happen if they don't

Morning Edition

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Will schools open this fall, and what could happen if they don't

"Inskeep many parents Chater while wondering if schools will open this fall is it safer schools open and what on earth to do if they don't even before that moment of decision parents face choices about summer camp and peers tovia Smith reports of some overnight camps contend they may be able to operate safely this summer it's hard in any context but as many see yet the idea of social distancing at sleepaway camp is preposterous posted by blogger came to court

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"tovia smith" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep many parents Chater while wondering if schools will open this fall is it safer schools open and what on earth to do if they don't even before that moment of decision parents face choices about summer camp NPR's tovia Smith reports of some overnight camps contend they may be able to operate safely this summer it's hard in any context but as many see yet the idea of social distancing at sleepaway camp is preposterous posted by blogger came to court last summer shows campers sleeping and literally rolling around together little wonder some sleepaway camps have already surrendered today we found out that there will actually be no camp this year it makes me sad eleven year old Maddie princess camp is her happy place you don't have any technology and it's really easy to just forget all of your worries and I love being with my friends and I would argue that kids need camp this summer more than ever before Dana harden is president of camp group which runs thirteen overnight camps from Maine to Michigan that are still hopeful they can open harden says it may be just what the doctor ordered for kids after months of isolation and anxiety and she says kids may actually be safer from infection at overnight camp we are looking at this like we are the castle our kids are going to enter the castle and we are going to pull up the drawbridge and we will be our isolated community for camps that open that would mean no field trips know visiting days no socials are sports tournaments with other camps and in camp activities would change for example games like tag we're not going to be invoked this summer Tom Rosenberg head of the American camp association says expect no contact activities instead also constant disinfecting more distancing for eating and sleeping and campers would be split up into smaller units these would be like families where are within that family they will be able to socialize someone normally but between the family circles there will be physical distancing and.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

"Grant foundation dot org it's morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep many parents Chater while wondering if schools will open this fall is it safer schools open and what on earth to do if they don't even before that moment of decision parents face choices about summer camp NPR's tovia Smith reports of some overnight camps contend they may be able to operate safely this summer it's hard in any context but as many see it the idea of social distancing at sleepaway camp is preposterous posted by blogger came to court last summer shows campers eating sleeping and literally rolling around together little wonder some sleepaway camps have already surrendered today we found out that there will actually be no camp this year it makes me sad eleven year old Maddie princess camp is her happy place you don't have any technology and it's really easy to just forget all of your worries and I love being with my friends and I would argue that kids need camp this summer more than ever before Dana harden is president of camp group which runs thirteen overnight camps from Maine to Michigan that are still hopeful they can open harden says it may be just what the doctor ordered for kids after months of isolation and anxiety and she says kids may actually be safer from infection at overnight camp we are looking at this like we are the castle our kids are going to enter the castle and we are going to pull up the drawbridge and we will be our isolated community for camps that open that would mean no field trips know visiting days no socials are sports tournaments with other camps and in camp activities would change for example games like tag we're not going to be invoked this summer Tom Rosenberg head of the American camp association says expect no contact activities instead also constant disinfecting more distancing for eating and sleeping and campers would be split up into smaller units these would be like families where within that family they will be able to socialize someone normally but between the family circles there will be physical distancing and.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

05:05 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"All the efforts eventually paid off the outbreak petered out on the federal level. Things were changing to in nineteen Ninety-three newly elected President Bill Clinton pledged to raise childhood immunization rates. In fact, the three hundred million dollars in our stimulus program will help us to immunize one million children fice summer and the show that this campaign of words and these over the next few years federal funding increased sevenfold measles. Vaccination rates climbed above ninety percent where they remained the idea of a booster shot. Caught on now. The current measles. Outbreak is much smaller than the one thirty years ago and the reasons behind it are very different. Here's doctor Redlener again, then it was people who couldn't get access to healthcare, but everyone has access to vaccines. Now. What's changed is that misinformation about vaccine safety has led some parents to opt out for their kids? For NPR news. I'm Gwen HOGAN in New York, Felicity Huffman, the actress known for her role in desperate housewives was in federal court in Boston today. She pleaded guilty to a scheme that involved cheating on her. Daughter's college entrance exams Huffman is one of fifty people charged in a massive conspiracy and bribery case involves wealthy. Parents. College coaches test proctors on the take and the mastermind a corrupt college consultant and Peres tovia Smith has been following the story from Boston joins us. Now. Tovia let's begin with what you saw in court today. Well, Felicity Huffman, actually broke down in tears in court as she explained to the judge that her daughter knew nothing about the scam. And that her daughters accommodation for extra time on tests was legit. But she didn't pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud admitting that she paid fifteen thousand dollars to get her daughters. SAT scores boosted by having someone. Correct. The answers after the after the daughter took the test. And we we know Huffman is among the most high profile of defendants along with the other Hollywood star Laurie Lachlan, but another parent also pleaded guilty in court today, and that is LA businessman. Devon's Sloan who was involved in a different angle of this scam. He paid bribes to get his son recruited to the USC water polo team. Even though the son was never a competitive player. And the dad went so far is to get someone to Photoshop pictures of his son to look like he was and he paid two hundred fifty thousand dollars in bribes that were disguised as charitable donations. Sloan in Huffman are among twenty parents coaches, others to plead guilty. What are they hoping for? They're hoping for a lighter sentence Huffman has accepted responsibility for what she did. She's unequivocally apologized with counts that counts in her favor. And she has said she has deep regret and shame and especially she sorry for the students who work hard every day to get into college and their parents who supply. Them. Honestly, she said so for her prosecutors are recommending a twenty thousand dollars in fines and a four month sentence. She could end up with even less than that. Maybe even at a halfway house in Devon sloan's case where much more money changed hands. The government's recommending a year in prison and seventy five thousand dollars in fines. What's different about the cases of those who are pleading not guilty to similar charges? Well, well, some might be taking the position that they didn't think they were doing anything wrong. They didn't realize the extent of it. They may think they can win the case despite all the evidence against them. They could still change their pleas to guilty though after they didn't take a deal at the beginning. They were hit with a second charge. So they're on a medically facing stiffer sentences. Should we expect to hear more charges? I guess definitely from the beginning. Prosecutors have said this is the tip of the iceberg. We know there are some folks who are nervously waiting for the other shoe or shoes to drop now. For example. Prosecutors mentioned one instance of six and a half million dollar pay off and we have yet to see charges of that. We also understand that prosecutors may now also be targeting some students as well. And they are going forward with their investigation with the help of some cooperating defendants so that will likely be valuable to the government. That's NPR's. Tovia Smith reporting from Boston. Tovia. Thank you. Thank you. This is NPR news. On the next morning edition, our president from sanctions against Cuba, tough enough to change the government. It just isn't going to have the political consequences that they hope that it will have also new NPR podcast uncovers lies about a murder.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from NPR news in Culver City, California. Dwayne Brown in a landmark federal racketeering case all five drug executives accused of bribing doctors to overprescribe their opioid painkiller been found guilty as NPR's tovia Smith reports the guilty verdicts follow fifteen days of deliberation. And what's believed to be the first criminal trial pharmaceutical executive since the start of the opioid epidemic. Prosecutors accused the pharma bosses of brazen Odessa date bribing doctors to prescribe. They're highly addictive oral Fenton, spray meant for cancer patients to others who shouldn't have had it and then lying to insurance companies for reimbursement. Some patients ended up addicted. The US attorney says he'll continue to go after quote, reckless farm execs who are fueling the opioid epidemic. Just like he would street level drug dealers defense attorneys have argued other executives were running. The schemes insists founder John Kapoor's lawyer says the long jury deliberation proves it was not an. Open and shut case and they'll appeal defendants face up to twenty years in prison. Tovia Smith NPR news, Boston, the US Marine Corps had the highest number of sexual assaults reported. An anonymous survey conducted by the Pentagon the report released today shows about twenty five percent of all women across the military experienced sexual harassment despite ongoing training and prevention programs to stem, the problem NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman has more on the sexual assault survey. The army saw an eighteen percent increase in two thousand eighteen over two thousand sixteen. The navy seven percent increase air force four percent increase in the Marine Corps. Had the biggest spike. Twenty three percent increase the marine commandant general Robert niller said in a statement, there's no room in the Marine Corps for sexual assault or harassment. He said, quote, we cannot truly be loyal to our nation without first being loyal to each other. That's Tom Bowman reporting. This is NPR and you're listening to. WNYC? I'm Jamie Floyd. Congressional Democrats are hopeful that funding for a new tunnel. Linking New Jersey and New York will get prioritized in this year's infrastructure plan from the federal government a group of local congress members are trying the current north river tunnel this evening, they're being joined by Ohio, Ohio, congressman Pete default Zeo, he's chair of the house infrastructure committee. And he was asked whether the proposed gateway tunnel will make it into legislation earlier this week, President Trump met with congressional leaders and discussed two trillion dollar. Investment for a compromise infrastructure deal. Specifics about financing be discussed at another meeting in three weeks. And we'll keep you apprised of those developments New York City's proposed plan to diversify specialized.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm Dwayne Brown in a landmark federal racketeering case all five drug executives accused of bribing doctors to overprescribe their opioid painkiller have been found guilty as NPR's tovia Smith reports the guilty verdicts follow fifteen days of deliberation. And what's believed to be the first criminal trial pharmaceutical executive since the start of the opioid epidemic. Prosecutors accused the pharma bosses of brazen owed acetate bribing doctors to prescribe. They're highly addictive oral sentinel, spray meant for cancer patients to others who shouldn't have had it and then lying to insurance companies for reimbursement. Some patients ended up addicted. The US attorney says he'll continue to go after quote, reckless farm execs who are fueling the opioid epidemic. Just like he would street level drug dealers defense attorneys have argued other executives were running. The schemes insist founder John Kapoor's lawyer says the law. Long jury. Deliberation proves it was not an open and shut case and they'll appeal defendants face up to twenty years in prison. Tovia Smith NPR news, Boston, the US Marine Corps had the highest number of sexual assaults reported. An anonymous survey conducted by the Pentagon the report released today shows about twenty five percent of all women across the military experienced sexual harassment despite ongoing training and prevention programs to stem, the problem NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman has more on the sexual assault survey. The army saw an eighteen percent increase in two thousand eighteen over two thousand sixteen. The navy seven percent increase air force four percent increase in the Marine Corps. Had the biggest spike. Twenty three percent increase the marine commandant. General Robert Nelson, a statement is no room in the Marine Corps for sexual assault or harassment. He said, quote, we cannot truly be loyal to our nation without first being loyal to each other. That's Tom Bowman reporting.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Google's parent company. Alphabet says its latest quarterly earnings beat Wall Street expectations. The company is reporting early nine billion dollar profit in the fourth quarter. This is NPR news from Washington. The chairman of the Federal Reserve was at the White House last night. The fed says Jerome Powell had dinner with President Trump, adding the two did not discuss interest rates or the timing of the next rate hike last week Powell suggested the fed will be patient before deciding to raise a key short-term rate. Again, he said that would depend on inflation in the economy. Large. Crowds are expected today in Boston when the city honors the New England Patriots for their victory in Super Bowl, fifty three. The patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams thirteen to three to capture. The team's sixth NFL championship NPR's. Tovia Smith, says mild weather is in the forecast. City officials say the warm weather and the thrill of victory may bring out as many as a million fans it's been less than a hundred days since the Red Sox World Series victory lap in the streets of title town as Boston has taken to calling itself. But as Boston mayor Marty Walsh, put it. It's not getting old. That's NPR's. Tovia Smith reporting authorities in southern California say they're still working toward dentist by three of the four people killed when a small plane crashed into a house that happened two days ago, south east of Los Angeles. The three were inside the home the fourth person, the pilot of the plane is identified as a retired Chicago police officer who lived in Nevada. Data. One witness says the twin engine Cessna sounded like a missile as it broke apart before crashing into the house. The FAA says the plane had taken off from the Fullerton municipal airport about twelve miles away. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Sierra Nevada brewing company, family owned operated and argued over since nineteen eighty.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

"The wheels of Justice may soon be grinding to a halt the government shutdown has already caused court delays and disruptions. But as NPR's tovia Smith reports things may get a lot worse next week. It's carved in stone on the front of the federal court in Boston that the whole government depends on the quote skillful administration of Justice, but for many who do that job. It's getting harder. There is that huge uncertainty, and it will impact our clients access to Justice public defenders like Giulio sin say it's getting harder to mount a strong defense when the expert witnesses you wanna hire, for example, don't know if they'll get paid hopefully, they will trust that this will all shake out in the end. But yeah, we're sort of asking consultants and experts your work on faith. Eighth on the other side. Prosecutors are also feeling the pinch. It's difficult. It's a little demoralizing time goes on the worst. It's clean. Get Lawrence Liser heads the national association of assistant US attorneys, all of whom are either furloughed or working without pay that has stalled civil cases brought by the government. And while the official word is that criminal cases are carrying on uninterrupted. Lahser says not quite as that speak. It is being turned off its beginning. That impact our ability to protect the innocent prosecute the guilty. Liser says prosecutors are running out of money for basics like DNA testing paying informants or traveling to interview victims and witnesses, and that's hobbling, for example, even a major investigation of an alleged child predator. We don't have the funding to conduct the investigation and yet the bad guys off the street in a timely fashion. Courts are also feeling the ripples from other federal agents. Sees for example, in the southern district of New York officials say prison staffing constraints are limiting attorney client visits. So the court is being asked to postpone hearings. That court has also limited bail hearings because US marshals who transport prisoners are reducing their hours. So some defendants who might have gotten bail are now spending an extra night in jail. Such delays are not only costly, but mains chief federal district court judge John Levy says they may also be unconstitutional. The old adage Justice delayed is Justice denied is true. So I think we have to be concerned about challenges regarding the right to a speedy trial that we typically don't face unlike the prosecutors going unpaid by the Justice department, those paid by the courts like public defenders probation officers interpreters and jurors are still getting paychecks thanks to court fees. Ben, some creative accounting, but that money runs out next week and courts say they'll have to IMP. Climent draconian triage measures, if the shutdown continues, there will be a disaster judicial process will almost come to a grinding halt district executive Edward Freeland from the southern district of New York federal court says he's worried that even maintenance crews who keep the court open may not be for long, and he's planning for the worst. In fact, the buildings can't stay open..

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:15 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In federal courts around the nation. The wheels of Justice may soon be grinding to a halt the government shutdown has already caused court delays and disruptions. But as NPR's tovia Smith reports things may get a lot worse next week. It's carved in stone on the front of the federal court in Boston that the whole government depends on the quote skillful administration of Justice, but for many who do that job. It's getting harder. There's huge uncertainty, and it will impact our clients access to Justice public defenders like Julie Olson say it's getting harder to mount a strong defense when the expert witnesses you wanna hire, for example, don't know if they'll get paid hopefully, they will trust that this will all shake out in the end. But yeah, we're sort of asking consultants and experts should work on face on the other side. Prosecutors are also feeling the pinch. It's difficult. It's a little demoralizing. Time goes on the worst. It's get Lawrence Liser heads the national association of assistant US attorneys, all of whom are either furloughed or working without pay that has stalled civil cases brought by the government. And while the official word is that criminal cases are carrying on uninterrupted Liser says not quite as that speak. It is being turned off its beginning. That impact our ability to protect the innocent prosecute the guilty. Liser says prosecutors are running out of money for basics like DNA testing paying informants or traveling to interview victims and witnesses, and that's hobbling, for example, even a major investigation of an alleged child predator. We don't have the funding to conduct the investigation and yet the bad guys off the street in a timely fashion. Courts are also feeling the ripples from other federal agencies, for example, in the southern district of New York officials say prison staffing constraints are limiting attorney client. Visit. Hits. So the court is being asked to postpone hearings. That court has also limited bail hearings because US marshals who transported prisoners are reducing their hours. So some defendants who might have gotten bail are now spending an extra night in jail. Such delays are not only costly, but mains chief federal district court judge John Levy says they may also be unconstitutional. The old adage Justice delayed is Justice denied is true. So I think we have to be concerned about challenges regarding the right to a speedy trial that we typically don't face unlike the prosecutors going unpaid by the Justice department, those paid by the courts public defenders probation officers interpreters and jurors are still getting paychecks thanks to court fees. Ben, some creative accounting, but that money runs out next week and courts say they'll have to implement draconian triage measures, if the shutdown continues, it will be a disaster. Judicial process will almost come to a grinding halt district executive Edward Freeland from the southern district of New York. Federal court says he's worried that even maintenance crews keep the court open may not be for long, and he's planning for the worst. In fact, buildings can't stay open. We've literally will have judges sitting at their kitchen tables bathtub computer.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Temperatures will go up to around fifty degrees overnight and tomorrow Thursday. We're going to have a rainy day all day that rain will be heavy at times highs in the mid fifty s currently it's forty four degrees in central park. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Mary Louise Kelley Audie Cornish in federal courts around the nation. The wheels of Justice may soon be grinding to a halt the government shutdown has already caused court delays and disruptions. But as NPR's tovia Smith reports things may get a lot worse next week. It's carved in stone on the front of the federal court in Boston that the whole government depends on the quote skillful administration of Justice, but for many who do that job. It's getting harder. There's that huge uncertainty, and it will impact our clients access to Justice public defenders like Julie Olson say it's getting harder to mount a strong defense when the expert witnesses you want hire, for example, don't know if they'll get paid hopefully, they will trust that this will all shake out in the end. But yeah, it worth sort of asking consultants and experts should work on faith on the other side. Prosecutors are also feeling the pinch. It's difficult. It's a little demoralizing time goes on the worst. It's clean. Get Lawrence Liser heads the national association of assistant US attorneys, all of whom are either furloughed or working without pay that has stalled civil cases brought by the government. And while the official word is that criminal case. Are carrying on uninterrupted Liser says not quite as that spirit is being turned off its beginning. That impact our ability to protect the innocent prosecute the guilty. Liser says prosecutors are running out of money for basics like DNA testing paying informants or traveling to interview victims and witnesses, and that's hobbling, for example, even a major investigation of an alleged child predator. We don't have the funding to conduct the investigation and yet the bad guys off the street in a timely fashion. Courts are also feeling the ripples from other federal agencies, for example, in the southern district of New York officials say prison staffing constraints are limiting attorney client visits. So the court is being asked to postpone hearings. That court is also limited bail hearings because US marshals who transport prisoners are reducing their hours. So some defendants who might have gotten bail are now spending an extra night in jail. Such delays are not only. Costly, but mains chief federal district court judge John Levy says they may also be unconstitutional. The old adage Justice delayed is Justice denied is true. So I think we have to be concerned about challenges regarding the right to a speedy trial that we typically don't face unlike the prosecutors going unpaid by the Justice department, those paid by the courts like public defenders probation officers interpreters and jurors are still getting paychecks thanks to court fees. Then some creative accounting, but that money runs out next week and courts say they'll have to implement draconian triage measures, if the shutdown continues, it will be a disaster judicial process will almost come to a grinding halt district executive Edward Freeland from the southern district of New York federal court says he's worried that even maintenance crews, you'll keep the court opened may not be for long, and he's planning for the worst. In fact, the building can't stay open. We've literally will have judges. Sitting at their kitchen table with a laptop computer with.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on KCRW

"Time is four thirty news headlines are next on KCRW live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly, the White House and congressional leaders appear. No closer to resolving a partial shutdown of the federal government. It's in its third week more talks were held yesterday. NPR Shannon, van Sant says more than seven hundred thousand federal employees are furloughed or working without pay. President Trump tweeted at vice president Pence meeting with congressional leadership staff was productive, and that many details of border security were discussed Democrats say that White House officials failed to provide budget justification for the five point seven billion dollar wall requests during the meeting and that they pressed again for the government to reopen. While the talks continue the president says he's willing to have a border wall built of steel instead of concrete, a U N investigator examining corruption in Guatemala is on the job today after. I being barred from entering the country as Maria Martin reports he's part of a UN backed anti corruption commission. That's investigating top members of quantum mollis government CC investigator. He then no Saudi who's from Columbia was held at the airport for twenty six hours and barred from entering what the mullahs on the orders of the precedent. However, the attorney general and the constitutional court came to the investigators rescue and authority oh was finally allowed to leave the airport. He'd been instrumental in bringing corruption charges against the president. This is NPR news from Washington. Actor Kevin Spacey is due in court today in Massachusetts, the Oscar winning actor is expected to plead not guilty to charges of battery and indecent assault. NPR's? Tovia Smith says Spacey is accused of sexually assaulting an eighteen year old employee at a bar in Nantucket in two thousand sixteen species attorneys had asked that he be allowed to skip today's arraignment, but the judge insisted he show up the mother of the alleged victim, Heather Unruh has said Spacey deserves to be behind bars. Kevin spacey. After..

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"tovia smith" Discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast

Ross Tucker Football Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on Ross Tucker Football Podcast

"They're DB's are so physical on such good tacklers, wink, Martindale, Don, wink, Martindale. They're they're decoy Nader. Did a terrific job scheming up stunts. They kept going with a. Attack. Oh, middle linebacker stunt. And the guards for the chargers just were not seen it. And they they were so thrown off rivers. They are in his grow all the time. They ran the ball. Well, penalties just killed a chargers into third quarter put him behind it. And obviously. Antonio Gateshead that fumble late that led to the table on young touchdown. But really entertaining game cool atmosphere. I know it's small stadium. But I like it. Took fifty nine minutes and five seconds of playing time for the colts to finally take the lead against the New York Giants yesterday, Andrew lucked gesture Rogers wanted for indie twenty eight to twenty seven. Ally was hot early. I mean, he Eli was hot and he needed to be because the coast at a pretty good job slowing down saquon Barkley, potentially. I had a terrible pick late. I mean, late second half the giants couldn't really stop the colts at all Andrew lucked led the comeback. And then Eli manning had a chance to go down for a game winning field goal. Instead, he Salesa ball. Middle of the field easily. Intercepted by me cooker and that become it's a shame because it was a pretty good game free lie. But then that becomes the takeaway that becomes what you remember from that game. Jeez. Miami Dolphins officially eliminated from the playoffs after seventeen to seven loss to Jacksonville. I mean, the dolphins offense was pathetic in this game. I'll give the Jags decent credit. Tovia Smith with the pick six to seal. It Bortles came in like twice the Jags had six sacks. I mean, the dolphins offense divine isn't good potential takes too many sacks..

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Jackie Robinson, Jim Crow and Montgomery Alabama discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:25 min | 3 years ago

Jackie Robinson, Jim Crow and Montgomery Alabama discussed on Fresh Air

"They have no illusions about what's really going on here those who attacked the epa and attacked me are doing so because they want to attack and derail the president's agenda and undermined this administration's priorities there are several ongoing investigations into pruitt including one by the white house nathan route npr news the federal judge in manhattan is ordering a court appointed independent official or a special master to be the first to review the documents that were season the fbi's rate on the home and office of president trump's personal attorney michael cohen the special master former federal judge barbara jones will decide which documents may be shielded by attorney client privilege before prosecutors gain access with the unanimous vote by city officials the boston red sox have won their bid to change the name of yawkey way outside fenway park npr's tovia smith says team owners changing the name of the street to distance themselves from history mar by racial discrimination under former owner tom yawkey some called it boston's confederate statue the red sox say honoring yawkey right at fenway front door makes it harder to live down the previous owners sorted legacy not discrimination and the distinction of being the last team in the majors to integrate twelve years after jackie robinson broke the color barrier the sock say the changes needed to move on in a new era of inclusion opponents had argued that yawkey had redeemed himself has his attitudes changed later in life and through the vast philanthropy of his foundations that benefit countless minorities the ocoee foundation called it a sad day saying the city's quote drastic step would give lasting credence to a false narrative and unfairly tarnished jockey's name tovia smith npr news boston this is npr a campaign to ensure america especially the deep south reckons with its history of slavery lynchings of generations of blacks marks a milestone today in montgomery alabama organizers are opening a site that includes hundreds of monuments to the thousands of victims of racial chair carried out by whites the combined museum and memorial is described as the first in the nation documenting the us history from slavery to jim crow to issues of racial inequality today educators in arizona and colorado or walking off the job today and tomorrow protesting low pay an inadequate school funding npr's new national poll conducted with absence shows strong.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Ibooks employees called nine one one to report a disturbance and trespassing after the men allegedly refused to leave police later released the men and no charges were filed the arrests have sparks accusations of racial profiling starbucks chief operating officer rosalyn brewer talked to morning edition as an african american executive myself with a twenty three year old african americans on it was very difficult to watch the police should not have been called in this situation and this is a teachable moment brewer says unconscious bias and discrimination training for starbucks employees is critical for the company to move forward philadelphia's police department is also conducting an internal investigation facebook has been richard spencer the white nationalist and leader of the alright movements the social media giant removed spencer's facebook page and the page of his think tank on friday this is npr news american does ray linden and yukiko gucci from japan have won the boston marathon marcel hug of switzerland in american tatyana mcfadden one the wheelchair divisions as npr's tovia smith reports they fought through cold wind and rain her feet splashing in puddles desert linden cross the finish line in pouring raw rain to win the race seven years after she lost by just two seconds the first american woman to win since one thousand nine hundred eighty five linden welled up and shivered as the anthem played the winning times where the slowest in decades as runners battled some of the worst weather in recent memory far caster say it may get even worse this afternoon as headwinds are expected to intensify officials say they're prepared to move runners off the course if they're at risk from thunder and lightning tovia smith npr news boston a russian reporter has died after a mystery fall from his apartment maxine borodin had written about syria and scandals involving russian political leaders the bbc reports for don had phoned a friend at five in the morning on april eleventh and said there were men with weapons camouflage and mask on his balcony and in the staircase landing if his building in recent years several journalists have been attacked or killed in russia for their work.

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"tovia smith" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"tovia smith" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Where seven people are dead another seventeen injured in what thirties are calling a mass casualty incident at a maximum security prison south carolina public radio's vince kkob lugo reports on what happened at the league correctional institution south carolina department of corrections described the scene as many inmate on inmate altercations across three housing units a spokesman said the incident started sunday evening in ended after thirties from several local agencies secured the prison early this morning all correctional staffer located and confirmed safe but seventeen inmates required outside medical attention the facility houses about one thousand six hundred of the state's most finally in longest serving inmates it's the state's largest maximum security prison and in the last ten years has dealt with multiple insurrections uncontrolled fights and hostage situations for npr news i'm vince cope lugo in columbia dogs are higher morning trading with technology in healthcare companies posed in games del up two hundred sixteen points this is npr news weather is the big story today's boston marathon five years since the bombing that killed three hundred killed three and injured hundreds of the twenty thirteen race npr's tovia smith reports that heavy winds and cold rain expected to continue all day nara don officials say runners seemed to be undeterred by the chilly rain howling headwinds and thunder and lightning forecast for later but the crowds of spectators so far are a little thinner this year which makes security surveillance a little easier umbrellas are allowed but boston police commissioner bill evans says tighter security measures implemented after the bombing are in effect i want to stress there is no threat to this race will be as low key as we possibly can but we'll be ready if something should happen officials say if lightning becomes a threat plans are in place to take runners off the streets into designated buildings for safety tovia smith npr news boston rosanna trump's personal attorney michael cohen doing court.

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The Nerve Agent Too Deadly to Use, Until Someone Did

NPR News Now

04:40 min | 3 years ago

The Nerve Agent Too Deadly to Use, Until Someone Did

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm korva Coleman. The special election in Pennsylvania's eighteenth congressional district is too close to call democrat. Connor lamb is leading his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone by fewer than seven hundred votes. The district went for President Trump by about twenty points in the last election. Democrat lamb says his campaign was based on common ground among constituents. We fought to find common ground and we found it almost everywhere. Democrats Republicans independents each of us Americans, but Republican, Rick cone is not conceding the election. You know, I never give up. You know, my first race went into the night and we won that. My second race was the same way. I mean, we're, we're kind of used to this hour, right? So. That's it. We're not. We're not. We're not giving up about a thousand absentee ballots have yet to be counted. Schools remained closed for the second straight day in many areas of New England as the region continues to dig out from a powerful nor'easter as NPR's tovia Smith reports the winter storm is also foiling plans for a student walkout in support of gun control ever since the mass shooting at a Florida high school student leader, Michael MArtinez has been organizing Massachusetts students to join the national walkout planned for today. I'm celebrating a snow day this around. I'm really, really sad. Students will lobby lawmakers as they'd planned to do after the walkout. But MArtinez says it won't be the same. Just the concept of walking out of school and and being a little bit civically disobedient. It's a great way to get attention on the issue. And so now we're not gonna have that, but MArtinez points out the organizing will not be for not as. Are already underway for several other events. Soon. Tovia Smith NPR news, Boston organizers say that nearly three thousand walkouts are planned for students across the country today. The theoretical, physicists and cosmologists Stephen hawking has died at his home in England. He was seventy six as Larry Miller reports hawking became one of the world's greatest scientists while dealing with a debilitating disease. When Stephen hawking contracted a LS or Lou Gehrig's disease in nineteen sixty three. He was given two years to live, but he went on to excel at Cambridge University and become the director of research at its center for theoretical cosmology. He tried to understand the mysteries of time and space. Black holes in relatively hawking, wrote a number of books including a brief history of time. He refused to give into his increasingly debilitating condition in two thousand and five, unable to speak. He helped develop a computerized voice synthesizer controlled by moving his cheek. Was surround before the big bang. His children's spoke of his inspiring courage, persistence, brilliance, and humor for NPR news. I'm Larry Miller in London. It's NPR. Federal prosecutors have charged three, Illinois men with bombing, a suburban Minneapolis mosque last summer as Matt Sepik of Minnesota public radio reports. No one was hurt in the explosion, but the building was damaged authorities, say forty, seven year old. Michael hurry twenty two year old. Joe Morris men twenty nine year old, Michael MC water traveled more than five hundred miles from east central, Illinois, Bloomington, Minnesota, and tossed a pipe bomb through a window of the Daro Faruk Islam center. MacQuarie allegedly said he wanted to scare Muslims out of the country. The FBI's Robert bone says, the case has been the top priority of the Minneapolis field office. We and our law enforcement partners, no longer believe there's any further threat to the community related to this incident. The men are also charged in the attempted bombing of a clinic in Champaign, Illinois that performs abortions for NPR news. I met setback in Minneapolis Britain's deadline to Russia has passed. Russia has not given Britain and explanation about. How a Soviet era nerve agent was used in the poisoning of an ex, Russian spy, and his daughter. Russia has previously denied involvement and Russian officials say they won't respond to Britain's ultimatum until they get a sample of the military grade poison. British Prime Minister Theresa may is expected to discuss Britain's response to the nerve agent use in the city of cells, berry police in Papua New Guinea have increased the death toll from last month's powerful earthquake to one hundred twenty five people about thirty five thousand people have been forced out of their homes, the magnitude seven point five quake struck the region February twenty six. This is NPR news.

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After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits

02:19 min | 3 years ago

After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits

"To federal authorities for background checks on would be gun buyers sessions is also directing the fbi to identified local governments that are not complying with the reporting requirements for the third time in less than two weeks a major storm is hitting new england as npr's tovia smith reports forecasters say some parts of the region could get as much as two feet of snow it's not unheard of to get three nor'easters so close together the national weather service says just unfortunate as meteorologist lenore korea put it she says this storm may be the most intense of the three the first one was more about wins the second one was more heavy wet snow impact wise and this one is going to be a little bit of both or a lot of bit of both widespread power outages are likely again but coastal flooding is not expected to be as bad schools and government offices around the state are already closed tuesday as officials are warning of near impossible conditions on the roads till via smith npr news boston you're listening to npr news the white house is expressing outrage over the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in england spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders calls the use of a highly lethal nerve agent on a british citizen inside the uk reckless and irresponsible british prime minister theresa may says it is highly unlikely that it is highly likely however that russia was behind the attack sixtysixyearold sergei score paul and his thirty three year old daughter yulia and then hospitalized in critical condition since they were found unconscious in salisbury england nearly ten days ago it has been five years since pope francis became leader of the catholic church the pope has enchanted believers and nonbelievers alike but npr sylvia full jolie reports that he's also starting to take some hits from critics a champion of the poor disenfranchised and migrants francis has scolded the west for it's greed that is spoiling the earth environment but recently the charismatic reformer has become the target of criticism on several fronts the most controversial is his handling of clerical sex abuse prompting many catholics to accuse the latin american pope of failing to grasp how devastating the scandals have been in some parts of the.

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Some facts about Pope Francis at the 5-year mark

NPR News Now

04:59 min | 3 years ago

Some facts about Pope Francis at the 5-year mark

"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI. What is your? But that's the question REI co. Op is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips REI can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump is praising the house intelligence committee's findings on Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election NPR's Ryan Lucas says a draft report by Republicans on the panel concludes, there is no evidence at the Trump campaign. Colluded with Moscow committee. Republicans are wrapping up the panels, Russia investigation after a year on the job, the panel interviewed around seventy people and reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents in its work in GOP draft report Republicans say they found no sign of collusion. They agree that Russia interfered in the election, but Republicans say, Moscow did not intend to help Trump win that conclusion. Contradicts the assessment of US intelligence agencies. The Republican leading the committee's pro. Michael Conway says, Trump associates held inappropriate meetings in displayed bad judgment, but did nothing wrong beyond that. The top democrat on the panel. Adam Schiff criticized Republicans for shutting down the investigation and. Accused the GOP of being more interested in protecting the president than protecting the country. Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington, a White House plan to combat school. Shootings includes a federal commission to study the issue. NPR's Dominica Montinaro says it does not include raising the age limit for some weapons purchases which Trump and a large percentage of Republicans supported just last month when it comes to raising the gun age from eighteen to twenty one. The president has suddenly backed off of that. He tweeted that there's not much political support for that. I would counter frankly, that in our NPR Ipsos poll that we just did on guns eighty two percent of people said that they were in favor of raising the gun purchase age from eighteen to twenty one. And that included seventy two percent of Republicans NPR's Domenico Montinaro you as attorney general Jeff Sessions is telling state and local officials to ensure they're providing key criminal and mental health information to federal authorities for background checks on would be gun buyers sessions is also. Wrecking the FBI to identified local governments that are not complying with the reporting requirements for the third time in less than two weeks. A major storm is hitting New England as NPR's tovia Smith reports forecasters say some parts of the region could get as much as two feet of snow. It's not unheard of to get three nor'easters. So close together. The national weather service says, just unfortunate as meteorologist. Lenore Korea, put it. She says this storm may be the most intense of the three. The first one was more about wind. The second one was more heavy, wet snow impact wise. And this one is going to be a little bit of both or a lot of bit of both widespread Power outages are likely again, but coastal flooding is not expected to be as bad schools and government offices around the state are already closed. Tuesday as officials are warning of near impossible conditions on the roads to via Smith NPR news, Boston. You're listening to NPR news. The White House is expressing outrage over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee. Sanders calls the use of a highly lethal nerve agent on a British citizen inside the UK reckless and irresponsible. British Prime Minister Theresa may says it, it's highly unlikely that it is highly likely, however, that Russia was behind the attack Sixty-six-year-old Sergei scrapple and his thirty three year old daughter Yulia and been hospitalized in critical condition since they were found unconscious in Salisbury England nearly ten days ago. It has been five years since pope Francis became leader of the Catholic church. The pope has enchanted believers and non-believers alike, but NPR Silvio Pohjola reports that he's also starting to take some hits from critics a champion of the poor disenfranchised and migrants. Francis has scolded the west for it's greed that is spoiling the earth environment. But recently, the charismatic. Former has become the target of criticism on several fronts. The most controversial is handling of clerical sex abuse prompting many Catholics to accuse the Latin American pope of failing to grasp how devastating the scandals have been in some parts of the world and how he will be judged. Another issue. He's accused of underestimating as the status of women, no women whole leadership positions in the church and the Vatican women's magazine carried an expose this month showing how nuns are treated like indentured servants by the prelates they serve suppo Jolie NPR news Rome on Asia market shares closed mixed higher in Tokyo. This is NPR news in Washington.

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