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Norway slams Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up
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Afghanistan's Taliban order women to wear burqa in public
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You Are Witnessing the Dissolution of the Government of Silicon Valley
"When governments fall, we usually look and we remember, when the government of Afghanistan fell last summer in the Taliban took over, we'll never forget that. When Vietnam completely collapsed when we barely were able to get our troops off. We looked and we remembered. In 1917, when the Bolsheviks took over the government of Russia, they took over the SARS and they implemented their own communist Marxist war against the west, people who were alive at the time and historians they never forget that when governments fall, it's worthy of notice. You are witnessing the dissolution of a government. And not a government in the traditional sense, but a separate type of government, not the USSR, not Cuba, but instead the rule of the administration of Silicon Valley. And I'm not to say they don't have any power. I'm not to say that there won't be any poison pills or traps along the way, but Elon Musk, the world's richest man, who is created by the left, by the way. Elon Musk is a creation of the needs wants and desires of the American left and I'll prove it to you. Has just liberated France. Not France, the country, but the metaphor. Elon Musk is on the march. You see, when Elon Musk has pulled off the improbable, some people thought the impossible and certainly I was cynical and skeptical. Has showed that all of a sudden, the government of Silicon Valley, this extra governmental constitutional order. That the left has implemented, it's now all fair game.
Joe Biden's Absolute Debacle of Afghanistan
"You also get into another area that I think is going to be very important here. I think it's contributed to Joe Biden's falling poll numbers. And that is the absolute debacle of Afghanistan and the removal from Afghanistan. Now there's a lot of people who thought, including myself that it was time to start drawing down to negligible amounts, the war in Afghanistan and turning that back over to the country, letting the Afghanistan people be the predominant determiner of how their world will exist. And when you look at it, there was ways Donald Trump began this process. He began pulling out, but he also made it very clear that there were going to be conditions on this. And if they wasn't conditions made at the Taliban didn't meet conditions, if the Afghanistan government, then this was off. Joe Biden's unilateral withdrawal deciding to do it last spring and then say by the September 11th, which is, again, another political date, not a military date. Which supposedly you had military some military leaders saying this shouldn't happen. They were counseling him on the fact that it wouldn't take very long for the Taliban to be back in control. Intelligence will tell them that, but many of the advisers were saying always going to be okay and they continue that lie up until we're flying jets out of there under very stressful conditions, giving Taliban control of the security around the airport and it led to 13 American lives being lost. It also left meant that we left a lot of people who we had promised to get out of Afghanistan. We left them there. In fact, some actually who did get on the planes were not vetted. They were not the right people. They did not go through the proper process, but yet when you do it poorly, this is what happens. And the Biden administration just botched Afghanistan.
Rebekah Koffler Discusses Corruption Inside the Russian Military
"Let me ask you how much of the failure of Russian forces is down to corruption inside the Russian military. There's quite a substantial corruption aspect that the money wasn't getting to where it needed to be. Their money specifically wasn't getting to the efforts B to the foreign intelligence part of the emphasis B, federal security service. And specific mission was to infiltrate the Ukrainian government and four men, a group of people who were pro Russian, feed intelligence, but specifically to really turn around Ukraine from a western leaning country into the country that would go back under Moscow's control. Putin's original mission and then that he failed. Now there's also been a lot of mirror imaging on Saturday and you know what that means. By the way, we'll talk about mirror imaging in my work in the Defense Department and working with the intelligence analysts across numerous agencies in the United States. It doesn't matter what topic I was talking about the first thing was mirror imaging is America's greatest weakness. We look at others, whether it's the Taliban, whether it's the mullers, whether it's Putin. And we think, oh, well, it works here in America like this. Therefore, it must work like that in Tehran old Moscow. It
Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan
"You mentioned this story, the prison uprising, Mike spann, a former marine CIA paramilitary. For those who know nothing, give us the story of that incredible event and what that man did. Yeah. It is incredible. And so November 25th, 2001. Two CIA officers walk into this fort called calla jangi, which means literally like fort of war outside mazar I Sharif. Now, backing up a little bit mazarin Sharif had fallen to northern alliance forces, aided by our allies. Our allies aided by the CIA green berets and air force combat controllers and the awesome might have U.S. air power overhead on November 10th. Now, less than a month earlier, Mike spann had been one of 8 CIA officers who landed in the Darius souf valley, aboard two Black Hawk helicopters that had flown in from Kashi Khan about K two, a former Soviet air base that Uzbekistan government had given over to the Americans for this post 9 11 mission. So October 17th, 2001, they land at dropped into the unknown. First Americans behind America. So we are barely barely a month out since 9 11. Yeah. First Americans behind them enemy lines. Now there had been a CIA team called jawbreaker that had landed in the pantry of Ali on September 26th, but that was, you know, relatively speaking safe territory controlled by the northern alliance. But this was enemy territory, Taliban controlled territory. So 8 of them, four of them were paramilitaries, one of those was Mike span. So when paramilitary is somebody who's been seconded, usually from the military and is working in the CIA using their skills for the CIA. Yeah, usually they actually in the CIA sometimes their contractors or people who've been seconded and on some of the other teams that were actually serving members of the Delta force and seals. But the four paramount trees on team alpha were serving CIOs special activities, division. Scott spellman, who was on the cover of the book, he was later became very senior, it was the senior CIA guy on the National Security Council during the Trump administration. He became station chief in Kabul, but then a young officer, but already battle hardened he had been wounded in the battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993. It was a guy called Alex Hernandez, who was the deputy chief, who was a sergeant major, gone full career in special forces and then joined the agency and two case officers, JRC, who was the chief who'd worked with the CIA out of Islamabad in the 1980s against the Soviets for the supply and stinger missiles to the mujahideen and David Tyson who you mentioned at the beginning who was with Mike span on November 25th 2001. So they're in unfriendly territory. This is the Ford of war, walk us through that event. So David was a case officer based in Tashkent and spoke Uzbek almost fluently. And so he's the linguist and the main linguist on the team, although JR, seger also he spoke diary, which was the sort of lingua franca in Afghanistan. But on that day, the team split, there's a big fight, a hundred miles to the east. It expected in Kunduz so the bulk of American forces are there. But the night before 400 Al-Qaeda prisoners had arrived on the eastern edge of mazarin reef to surrender, and it was extremely murky why they were there. They should have been surrendering in Kunduz. And basically, I mean, what I was able to establish almost beyond doubt is that this was a Trojan horse operation. It was a deliberate trap. Yeah, it was a Taliban Al-Qaeda operation to put pretend that for these 400 fighters had surrendered, but in fact they were made up remained armed. They sort of exploited Afghan custom to keep their weapons with them and they were planning an uprising. Because you can have lots of people surrender at once if it's a regular army during the Gulf War, we had thousands of Iraqis surrender at once. When it's irregular fighters, you don't usually get hundreds of them surrendering at the same time. It's a little bit
Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan
"You mentioned this story, the prison uprising, Mike spann, a former marine CIA paramilitary. For those who know nothing, give us the story of that incredible event and what that man did. Yeah. It is incredible. And so November 25th, 2001. Two CIA officers walk into this fort called calla jangi, which means literally like fort of war outside mazar I Sharif. Now, backing up a little bit mazarin Sharif had fallen to northern alliance forces, aided by our allies. Our allies aided by the CIA green berets and air force combat controllers and the awesome might have U.S. air power overhead on November 10th. Now, less than a month earlier, Mike spann had been one of 8 CIA officers who landed in the Darius souf valley, aboard two Black Hawk helicopters that had flown in from Kashi Khan about K two, a former Soviet air base that Uzbekistan government had given over to the Americans for this post 9 11 mission. So October 17th, 2001, they land at dropped into the unknown. First Americans behind America. So we are barely barely a month out since 9 11. Yeah. First Americans behind them enemy lines. Now there had been a CIA team called jawbreaker that had landed in the pantry of Ali on September 26th, but that was, you know, relatively speaking safe territory controlled by the northern alliance. But this was enemy territory, Taliban controlled territory. So 8 of them, four of them were paramilitaries, one of those was Mike span. So when paramilitary is somebody who's been seconded, usually from the military and is working in the CIA using their skills for the CIA. Yeah, usually they actually in the CIA sometimes their contractors or people who've been seconded and on some of the other teams that were actually serving members of the Delta force and seals. But the four paramount trees on team alpha were serving CIOs special activities, division. Scott spellman, who was on the cover of the book, he was later became very senior, it was the senior CIA guy on the National Security Council during the Trump administration. He became station chief in Kabul, but then a young officer, but already battle hardened he had been wounded in the battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993. It was a guy called Alex Hernandez, who was the deputy chief, who was a sergeant major, gone full career in special forces and then joined the agency and two case officers, JRC, who was the chief who'd worked with the CIA out of Islamabad in the 1980s against the Soviets for the supply and stinger missiles to the mujahideen and David Tyson who you mentioned at the beginning who was with Mike span on November 25th 2001. So they're in unfriendly territory. This is the Ford of war, walk us through that event. So David was a case officer based in Tashkent and spoke Uzbek almost fluently. And so he's the linguist and the main linguist on the team, although JR, seger also he spoke diary, which was the sort of lingua franca in Afghanistan. But on that day, the team split, there's a big fight, a hundred miles to the east. It expected in Kunduz so the bulk of American forces are there. But the night before 400 Al-Qaeda prisoners had arrived on the eastern edge of mazarin reef to surrender, and it was extremely murky why they were there. They should have been surrendering in Kunduz. And basically, I mean, what I was able to establish almost beyond doubt is that this was a Trojan horse operation. It was a deliberate trap. Yeah, it was a Taliban Al-Qaeda operation to put pretend that for these 400 fighters had surrendered, but in fact they were made up remained armed. They sort of exploited Afghan custom to keep their weapons with them and they were planning an uprising. Because you can have lots of people surrender at once if it's a regular army during the Gulf War, we had thousands of Iraqis surrender at once. When it's irregular fighters, you don't usually get hundreds of them surrendering at the same
Taliban Guards Once-Hated Buddhas as It Eyes Chinese Cash From Copper
"I want to talk about the Taliban and the statues of ancient buddhas that are in Afghanistan built many of them hundreds of years ago. And you might remember the episode going back now to when the Taliban first came to power, they hate these Buddha statues because to the Taliban, this is sort of heresy. This is not heresy, but this is the wrong path to the truth, if you will. The only path is Allah's path. And so these other religions are kind of violations of the truth. And so the Taliban mounts what can be accurately called a crusade against those. Buddha statues and they blew up a bunch of them in a part of the country. They said these are pagan idols. We don't want them in an Islamic State. And so bam, down they go and the world was a little outraged, not because the world is people around the world are partisans of Buddhism, per se, but these statues have a historical and a. Historical significance, as well as obviously a religious significance for Buddhists. So there was a sort of outrage against religious freedom, a kind of outrage against the idea that these are a preservation of the historical record, but the Taliban, of course, doesn't care about any of that historical record who reads history, and probably for them history begins in the 7th century anyway. Now, interestingly, the same controversy has been resurrected now because there are ancient Buddha statues carved into the cliffs of rural Afghanistan and they are looking over a kind of ravine. And hundreds of meters down, there is what is believed to be the world's largest deposit of copper copper. Now, in Taliban want to promote economic development in their country and I think ordinarily, they'd be really happy to blow up these Buddha statues, but they've realized that the Buddha statues are going to be of some value to any country that wants to come in and mine that copper for them. Now, a bunch of countries want to be in on this deal. Russia has said, we'll do it. We'll line the copper Iran has said, we'll do it. Turkey said, we'll do it with a country that wants to do it the most is China. China. And interestingly, although China is a communist society and although China is officially anti religious and they of course persecute Christians in China, the Chinese like the Buddha statues. Partly it could be because there was a history of Buddhism that made its way to the far east and all the way to China. It could be because the Chinese simply think that for historical reasons they would like to preserve these statues in any event, they have let the Taliban know that these statues are valuable and should not be desecrated or
Taliban break promise on higher education for Afghan girls
"The Taliban breaks a promise on higher education for girls in Afghanistan on the first day of school girls above the sixth grade were also expected to report to classes they had been banned since the Taliban's return to power Bernie's banded dry she with the Norwegian refugee committee which supports primary education in Afghanistan says it was disappointing in most instances the girls actually went to school to secondary school on the tool then find that they had to be turned back and when they did they didn't know when they were going to be able to resume in Kabul G.
Taliban cancels girls' higher education despite pledges
"Can the sun's readers have decided not to allow girls to study in school about the sixth grade the unexpected decision comes at the start of the new school year in Afghanistan the decision re next on the group's previous promise and shows a shift away from the international community in an effort to appease the hardline base the move is bound to disrupt Taliban efforts to win recognition from potential international tennis at the time when the country is mired in a west ning humanitarian crisis a Taliban spokesman said the decision was made the night before and does not mean schools will be closed to girls above the six grade four Alfa I'm Karen Thomas
Candace Owens' Theory on the Afghanistan Withdrawal
"You know, one thing that I theorize and obviously I can't prove it at the moment, but our withdrawal from Afghanistan to me seemed really interesting because as soon as we announced our withdrawal China, the leaders came out and said that we instantly recognize Taliban as legitimate government and we're looking to work with them. And the one thing that China does the best is it mines, right? And they've been mining all across the African continent and if you look at what Afghanistan from a resource perspective is rich in, it's either the first or the second in terms of not uranium pardon the lithium, lithium is used for batteries, batteries that are put into cars. Well, one thing that the west has been adamant about is that this is an opportunity, this Russian Ukrainian conflict for us to divest from oil and to look for electric solutions. So I'm theorizing that what we're seeing in the west is that a lot of these families are going long on electric and over and over again, this Biden administration keeps beating that drama electric electric electric. We shouldn't be trying to back on the pipelines. Again, a nonsensical perspective to have when we know that gas prices are going through the roof. It seems like they're trying to force us into the Green New Deal. And I think that that's the only thing that makes the Afghanistan withdrawal makes sense plus what seems to me to be intentional stoking a conflict in the east to be a NATO knowing fully well that for the last three decades. You know, Russia has said that their red line was NATO, expanding eastward. And that's not something that's coming from. Not only coming from the Kremlin, but if you care to look into it, declassified CIA docs, where you can see James baker pardon over and over again insisting that if Germany and Gorbachev pardon, if Gorbachev have agreed to German reunification, that we would agree that we would not expand one inch
The Fall of the Russian Economy Is Important, but Not Saving Lives
"Now we have Kristen Welker that was Kristen Welker of NBC News Back to Christ and cut ten mister bitters are go Is the president showing us strength against Putin the president has rallied the global community to say the president has rallied the global community and if you know by you know he's quite the rally here Although the rally around that guy Now our enemies of rallied around Biden actually whether it's the Taliban the islamo Nazis and Tehran Whether it's the communist butchers in Beijing whether it's the inbred or not in North Korea Or whether it's the fascistic stalinist Putin in Moscow They're all rallying around Biden aren't they Yeah I had a greater set of financial sanctions package than has ever been done for any economy in the world It wouldn't have happened without his action I just outlined for you at the top which I think it's important to note the crippling impact She didn't ask you what you're doing Chance you if you're doing enough Now let me just say this to you ladies and gentlemen the crippling impact on the Russian economy is very important But it's not saving a single life in Ukraine
Joe Biden Isn't Bothered 9,000 Americans Are Still in Afghanistan
"But the greatest harm that Biden has done in this respect is twofold Number one he refuses to arm the Ukrainians And then as I think about this what do you expect He surrendered to the Afghans we have 9000 That is to the Taliban rather We have 9000 American citizens left Behind Taliban lines and nobody talks about it Nobody Our citizens are behind enemy lines God knows what's happening including kids But Joe's not bothered to get his ice cream cone of Rehoboth beach he walks on the boardwalk He and doctor Jill haven't just a fantastic time Life is flying by It goes back to Wilmington where he gets his special shots and medicines How do you know that Mark Just surmising I don't know What do I know Why the hell would he keep going back there But what do I know Why would he right It's not like he's losing his mind or anything
How Does the Russia Ukraine Conflict End?
"Base. Finally, on Ukraine's senator, how does this whole thing end? I'm not sure what we're going to see. My hope is that it is going to end with you crane holding Kyiv and holding their government and pushing back on the Russian troops. What really concerns me on this Larry is now Putin is so distraught over how Ukraine has pushed back on him. Now he's doing soldiers for hire and mercenaries. And of course, Russia Iran, China, North Korea. That is your new axis of evil as I call it. And you've got Russia with their proxies, Hezbollah Hamas Taliban. You've got Putin getting mercenaries, soldiers for out of Syria, out of Laos, out of Yemen. Out of different places and trying to get them to conduct urban combat in Ukraine to me, that is frightening.
The Most Convincing, Rational Case AGAINST Intervention in Ukraine
"So the same government who let all the 9 11 terrorists in. Did nothing to prevent the 2008 financial crisis, messed up our response to Hurricane Katrina. They can't build an ObamaCare website. They gave billions of dollars attacks benefits to dead people. They spent billions of dollars of checks to the social security administration to dead people. They wrongly locked down our country, they pushed a faulty vaccine on our population, they droned a random family in Afghanistan, they lied about the invasion of Iraq, these are the people that are now saying they're going to bring resolution to what's happening in Ukraine. The very same people that screwed up the Afghanistan withdrawal are now saying that everything's going to be perfect in Ukraine. If you guys loved what happened in Afghanistan, you guys are going to be thrilled with what happened is going to happen in Ukraine. Same sort of people. We gave $85 billion of weapons to the Taliban. When we give money to foreign countries, we can't track that money. Quote, the $13.6 billion emergency package for Ukraine includes money for humanitarian aid defense assistance and economic support for the region. Lawmakers more than doubled the amount of money in the package over the past several weeks as the severity of the fighting and the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine grew. The money is divided between what lawmakers term lethal and humanitarian aid. The humanitarian section includes $4 billion for displaced people within Ukraine. And the estimated 2 million people who have fled the country since the war began two weeks ago. More than $2.5 billion will go to the U.S. agency of international development for food and healthcare support. Another $1.4 billion is intended for migration and refugee assistance. The defense or lethal aid section is $3 billion to support U.S. Military's European command aid to quote use for operation mission support, deployment of personnel to the region and intelligence support. Another $650 million will go to grants or aids or loans to the Department of Defense. So if you guys love Mark milley, he just got a lot more powerful. The Mark milley who's teaching CRT, who said that white terrorism is the biggest threat to America. That's who gets more powerful when you want to get involved
Sebastian and Charlie Kirk Discuss the Latest on Ukraine
"He is the founder of the president of one of the most influential and important organizations in America turning point USA taking back our nation one high school one college campus at a time. Charlie, welcome. Doctor gorka great to be here. Thank you. So we had a kind of two minute grad school session in the break about my take on what's happening in Ukraine. I'm going to take my life in my hands and get your opinion about what should happen. You asked me what we should do. I'm actually just curious. I'm not an expert in that part of my advice that I doubt the senile old man in The White House will take, but if 1776 in masses, guess what? Ukrainians are also made in the image of God and they should be fighting. We should support them in their fight for liberty, not deploy the 82nd airborne, not our job. But NATO should be providing lethal assistance, meaning weapons and ammunitions to Ukraine so they can fight for themselves instead of the Taliban. Second thing NATO could do because of the PLS intelligence capability we have is provide intelligence to Ukraine on how to hurt Russia the most. So the next country invaded is a Poland or the LAT or Latvia or Lithuania. That's my concrete certificate advice. So I'm so busy running all over this place and I'm not like caught up to date. So I saw the map you showed me. What is the latest? I think your listeners would be interested to hear this. It seems like a full fledged invasion. So most commentators were expecting a small incremental increase beyond donets in Luhansk in the east. That's not what happened. For some reason, this man has gone totally for a full bore invasion, strategic bombers, strike attack aircraft taking out Ukrainian runways, even this shows you that the dementia of the cycle that's running the Kremlin. He has taken Chernobyl, which I understand is a Soviet symbol, but it's also a radioactive hunk of concrete. So capturing Chernobyl is not exactly strategic. It's kind of mythical, but it's not strategic. So no, this is a full scale
Last Afghan refugees leave NJ base after chaotic evacuation
"The last of the Afghan refugees left a New Jersey military base Saturday for the next phase of their new lives in America most settled and established Afghan communities in northern Virginia and the surrounding DC area as well as northern California and Texas it started in August as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban the U. S. took in seventy six thousand fleeing the country with help from organizations like Lutheran immigration and refugee service headed by crucial matter of the garage this mission isn't over a
As Canada Morphs Into Cuba the Media Stays Quiet
"You know, usually when governments change, they are form or their structure its network news. Remember like the fall of Saigon with the helicopter imagery or the Iranian revolution or when Saddam Hussein's statue was drugged through the streets or even in Afghanistan when the Taliban took over Kabul again, typically when governments decide to transition from one philosophy to the other. Again, either from primal to enlightened or enlightened to primal or from culture to tribal or from chaos to organized or from separate parts to centralized that's usually a really big deal. Usually network news say, wow, they're deciding to go a different direction. This is worth communicating to the general population. That sort of change is usually really compelling. It sells newspapers, it rates really well. So when Canada decides to be a completely different form of government, why is the entire western media silent with the answers? That's answers easy. Because if the media actually did a full court press on Canada deciding consciously to metamorphosize its entire governmental structure, it would be really unpopular. People in Manhattan would say, oh, you know, I was all for this kind of COVID mandate thing, but I'm not really sure if I'm okay with Canada becoming Cuba.
"us taliban" Discussed on NPR News Now
"President biden says he'll review the agreement reached between the trump administration and the taliban in afghanistan last year. Npr's showed roscoe reports biden's national security advisor has already spoken with his afghan counterpart according to the national security council. Jake sullivan toll. Afghan officials that the us remains committed to achieving a permanent ceasefire sullivan said the biden administration will look into whether the taliban are at biding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence as president. Donald trump reduce the number of us troops stationed in afghanistan to two thousand five hundred bide his nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken told congress at his confirmation hearing that biden wants to bring us forces home but he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and rights for girls and women are not threatened. Aisha roscoe npr news. The white house there continues to be a major gulf between how many covid nineteen vaccine dozes have been delivered to states and the number of people who actually got vaccinated the cdc reports only about fifty percent. The available shots have been given so far as wellstone reports. It's a confusing national picture with governors in some states like west. Virginia georgia new york clamoring for more supplies and many who oversee vaccine distribution say. They still don't know week to week exactly what they'll beginning. Meanwhile more than half of states have now opened a vaccine eligibility to people over sixty five. Jennifer nozoe is at johns hopkins university. Ryan have to shift at least in part away from this sort of slow stepwise work of trying to schedule a high priority individuals to more of a mass vaccination approach a recent national survey finds more than half of americans don't know exactly when or where they'll get vaccinated for npr news. I'm wellstone. Us corona virus infections have now surpassed twenty four million eight hundred thousand more than four hundred. Fourteen thousand people have died. This is npr. Pope francis has issued a warning on the danger of misinformation just days after he was the subject of a fake news report. Npr silvio pohjola reports. The pope praise journalists but also warned. News can be manipulated in his message for the catholic churches world. Communications day francis said the risk of misinformation being spread on social media is evident to everyone and manipulation of us and images is often prompted by sheer narcissism. He did not mention a false report that went viral earlier. This month that he had been arrested by italian police. Francis expressed words of gratitude for journalists who often risk their lives to report on the hardships endured by persecuted minorities in various parts of the world. But he added. Investigative reporting is often replaced by a tendentious narrative created in newsrooms and he urged journalists to hit the streets and verify situations firsthand. Super bowl jolie. Npr news rome. One of the best known television interviewers. Larry king has died. The peabody award winner is being remembered for interviewing literally thousands of people celebrities presidents philosophers literary figures even criminals over more than sixty years. He had said he was always engrossed in the conversation. Always listening to the answer. I'm always learning so. I guess i'm better every day at learning. Larry king died at a hospital in los angeles. This is npr.
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"It's all things considered from NPR and Casey are W. A Thursday edition starts at three. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President. Trump says he's not interested in next week's second presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden now that it's been shifted to a virtual event. No, I'm not gonna waste my time on a virtual debate. That's not what debating is all about. You sit behind a computer and do a debates ridiculous. And then they cut you off whenever they want. The president was speaking to the Fox Business Network. The commission in charge of presidential debates, announced the change this morning, nearly a week after the president was hospitalized with covert 19. The Taliban say they welcome President Trump's announcement that he plans to have all US troops withdrawn from Afghanistan by Christmas. NPR's DEA. Hadeed has more. The Taliban welcome trumps announcement, which was made on Twitter, but it appeared to contradict his own national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, who, according to Reuters. Said troop levels would fall to 2500 by early next year. Ah US Taliban deal signed earlier this year calls for most foreign forces to leave Afghanistan by April, largely ending Western military involvement in the Afghan war. And many Afghans worry they'll be abandoned to the Taliban. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment benefits in the U. S declined by 9000 last week. Still, they remain at historically high levels amid the Corona virus pandemic. This is NPR news from Washington from K C, R A W I'm Cherry Glaser with state and local headlines. California has a major resource that could help curb harmful greenhouse gas emissions millions of acres of land At least that's how Governor Gavin Newsom framed a climate plan, an executive order announced yesterday. The main approaches to take carbon out of the atmosphere by storing it in soil and waterways that would happen through farming and the restoration of wetlands and forests. Newsom says the goals to bring farmers, landowners and conservations together to work on climate change groups that haven't always seen eye to eye. You're incentivizing, the kind of behavior that I think resides in each and every farmer and rancher, and that's a desire to leave a legacy. Newsome's initiative also mandates that 30% of the state's land and coastal waters be conserved by the year 2030. He says, the angles to help mitigate the ever increasing threat. Of climate change. You probably heard here on K C R a W in other places about how wild fire smoke and affect your lungs and overall health, But you don't always hear so much about how that smoke actually translates into hospital visits and added healthcare costs. This case here, W's Catherine Barnes reports a new study outlines the impact..
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"Rasmussen poll finds that 75% of Americans oppose closing or changing Mount Rushmore and these Americans may be receptive when they hear the president say uplifted by the Titans of Mount Rushmore. We will find unity. No one expected We will make strides that no one thought possible. This country will be everything that our citizens have hoped for. For so many years. The Rasmussen poll also find 71% oppose removing the names of Washington and Jefferson from public places despite their personal history as slave owners in their times, George Manzano reporting Officials have recovered the body of a 59 year old woman in the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center says the body of Maria Santiago Lopez was found Friday after she fell from the rim. News and analysis a townhall dot com Dispute in military intelligence that Afghan militants might have accepted Russian bounties for killing American troops did not scuttle the US Taliban agreement, or President Trump's plan to withdraw thousands of more troops in the war zone. The Heritage Foundation's James Carafano contest. The New York Times Story which ignited the body fairer. The New York Times article said Trump was was briefed on Russians putting bounty on American soldiers and did nothing. And then immediately the director of National Intelligence is a great defense. The National Security advisor, the chief of staff, the president, vice president. Welcome out, say, No, that's not true. The president.
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"In the race for the twenty twenty democratic presidential nomination Biden won contests in Michigan Missouri Mississippi and Idaho yesterday the results from Washington state and North Dakota are still unofficial and P. R. Scott Detrow says Biden's latest wins follow his strong showing one week ago on super Tuesday it makes it really really hard for Bernie Sanders to get back in this race at this point time having lost Michigan to Joe Biden statistically there's still a way if there's a drastic shift in the race but this is a major blow to a campaign that coming out of Nevada seem to be in the driver's seat Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree that calls for the release of about fifteen hundred Taliban prisoners and P. R.'s D. ahead deed says it's part of an agreement signed last month between the Taliban and the U. S. the decrease of another three thousand five hundred will be freed when negotiations begin between the government and insurgents a US Taliban deal signed last month calls for the Afghan government to release five thousand insurgents from its prisons as a good will measure to stop peace talks it's unclear if the Taliban will accept this to curry as it stands that deal also calls for the U. S. military to reduce its forces in Afghanistan from roughly thirteen thousand to eighty six hundred this is NPR news this is WNYC in New York I'm Richard hake New York state officials are shuttering schools and houses of worship for two weeks in a one mile radius of newer shell in Westchester in order to help contain the spread of covert nineteen state assembly member Amy Paulin represents the area we're all gonna do it not happily but we're all going to do it authorities say the containment area will not be locked down those who are not personally quarantine will be able to leave their homes and enter and leave the area the National Guard will help distribute food and clean public spaces over the course of the two weeks criminal justice advocates are raising concerns about the way New York City is preparing jails and prisons for the outbreak of covert nineteen officials from the board of corrections as the plan includes sleeping head to toe disinfection in the encouragement of hand washing Kyla Simpson is an attorney at the legal aid society she says the plan lacked details about enforcement you can say yes it's important to wash hands and we're going to have so for people but all as with all of these agencies the devil is sort of in the implementation the latest calling for an audit of working sinks within jails in a follow up plan if isolation beds fill up New York City will screen all passengers arriving and departing on cruise ships WNYC Steven Nelson reports health care workers will greet cruise ships arriving at the Brooklyn and Manhattan ferry terminals the next one is scheduled for Sunday if a city resident disembarks with the temperature will be sent either into self isolation or to a hospital depending on the case sick passengers not from New York will be taken to a hospital of Lazio says everyone should avoid taking cruises at the moment wall our nation gets ahead of this crisis this is not a great time to take a cruise the company Norwegian cruise lines will also take the temperatures of crew and passengers and give them a questionnaire before allowing them to board Rodway theatres remain open despite warnings by health officials to avoid large gatherings but W. MIC's Jennifer banesco reports the city has good reason to try and keep the lights on most theater workers are effectively freelancers if there's no show they don't get paid that doesn't just apply to actors but also stage managers customers ushers musicians and not just on Broadway but how funny too that's thousands of people who could be out of work their situation is made worse because some of them rely on side jobs to make ends meet like catering or performing at corporate events but the virus is crimping many of those income streams as well to keep Broadway open as long as possible theaters are deep cleaning and putting an end to stage yourself peace of performers and they say.
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"EA the Annapolis symphony orchestras such as Mahler's fifth symphony it was the peace deal you didn't quite know was even possible and certainly had no clue about how it was going to work stay in effect bring value Tony Katz Tony cats today eight three three eight three three four six eight eight six six nine it's the peace deal with the United States of Afghanistan with the Taliban signed at a ceremony in Doha Qatar that was supposed to have the Taliban renouncing terrorism but not necessarily calling out al Qaeda and engage the reduction of U. S. troops in the area the question of course remains who thinks that this can be viable who thinks this can last and what is the best possible outcome versus the reality Thomas Moore joins us right now he's a director for the center for national defense at heritage dot org he is a lieutenant general in the United States Army spending thirty six years an expert on national defense policy and strategy let's talk about the deal in the overall first and then get into some specifics and some rumblings we're hearing today of whether or not this this truce this piece can can last what of sensibly was the purpose of this deal who was involved what did the U. S. get out of it what did Afghanistan get out of it yeah Tony good morning how are you today I'm pretty good it's an interesting deal it's kind of like a preliminary opening to more talks the United States got a promise from the Taliban to reduce the level of violence and to not allow is that they control and people that they control to harm or launch any attacks against the United States or its interests the Taliban got a promise that aid the United States is gonna reduce its forces about by forty four hundred in the short term it may be completely in the long term fourteen months from now assuming that everything kind of pans out and everybody follows what they said they were going to do in the deal and then one other kicker the Taliban got was a a release of a bunch of their prisoners maybe like six thousand or so five thousand or so their prisoners that are being held in Afghanistan when I hear about the release of prisoners I I'm immediately drawn to the idea of how does that help keep anybody safer how does that insure a piece when we already know these people are proactive in trying to to bring harm so these are the component pieces well drawdown of forces a commitment to peace over here what we have that the Taliban is a even interested in being a faithful partners yeah we have very little faith I believe that that so it's really you have to be one of these up we'll have to prove it every stage we we do have information that suggests the fighters at the lowest level of the guys that are down in the provinces of the districts are tired of fighting that they distance I have a different way of life but when it comes to their bosses the guys that are in Qatar and other places in the they may he may not share that same view they made I mean this is their way of life right now and so we don't know whether or not they're committed to this we don't know whether or not they will actually talk to the government Afghanistan that's a big question mark right now so there's a lot yet to be proven on this thing one way or another talking to Thomas spore S. P. O. T. H. R. the director of the center for national defense retired US army lieutenant general maybe the questions personal I don't mean it to be personal but I certainly when I heard about this peace deal I said if I had a chance to ask a question the president asked question the vice president to ask a question anybody who has fought in these conflicts who's directed men in these conflicts who has been a part of these conflicts my question would be is it for signing a peace deal with the Taliban did we win it's been eighteen years of three thousand people more murdered on September eleventh in those we've lost along the way how do you explain this to Americans did we win well I think what you at least one of things you can do is you can look at Afghanistan the way it was under the Taliban pre two thousand one repressive regime that allowed women not to go to school that you know essentially no book the only book you could study when you went to school with the cold rain and now look at Afghanistan today where there's many more opportunities they have a a government ostensibly democratically elected the the literacy rate among the population is rising it's up to like twenty thirty percent for women we were before it was near zero and so there's a lot of goodness that is at that is occurring in Afghanistan today itself winning in these kind of context I don't even know if winning is the right word did we achieve some successes in Afghanistan I think the answer is yes there has been there have been no other attacks that emanated from Afghanistan in the time since and all the other progress that I just mentioned so I don't I don't think the right word is winning but I think there's been some successes now let's take a look at where this truce might take us already today there were some reports and that the Thomas said you know what never mind and we're gonna begin return to our salt on on Kabul if the Taliban is not serious about peace never mind the reporting of the Taliban is not serious about peace what does that mean for the United States to the troops still pull out should they pull out and and what would that mean to a future breeding ground out of Afghanistan yeah so you know if the Taliban resumes wrote violence is a way of life I think everything is off the table you know the buzz what just rip up that piece of paper and we're back to having about thirteen thousand U. S. service members in Afghanistan with with some number of coalition partners and then the question is where do we go from here we continue what we're doing trying to make the Afghan government and their military strong enough so that they can stand by themselves and and handle these threats internally I hope that's not the case you know a lot of times with an organization like the Taliban it's not cohesive it's not like a state army where would you put the word out everybody gets the message it could it could be there within the Taliban there's some hard heads the day no you know we're not in favor this peace deal we're going to keep fighting in my little neck of the woods that I hope that's the case versus some kind of corporate decision of the Taliban that to continue fighting general I appreciate you taking the time Thomas Moore of the heritage foundation thank you so very much I have interesting take on the idea of winning I guess there is a conversation a question to be asked about what your definition what did you get out of it a better quality of life for the Afghanis maybe maybe that is as good as you can get that the Taliban still exists I'm not so I'm not so sure I'm convinced which is to say that certainly the general makes fine point the general makes fine points about the very concept of winning I don't know if that satisfies I really truly down I will tell you I am I'm I'm not that that we can make someone's life better is always pretty I I would say special kind of very us right very American in the end that way you know that we can make someone's life better we consider that a plus right it's in a it's not just about getting the oil is is we often hear us you always you're going to war you know you want to get the oil that's that's rarely the way it goes and I would even argue well that's a problem because we're gonna go we we might as well get the oil trump let's say that people went absolutely nuts I forget which the switch decided whether it was a raft I believe was the subject of the original Iraq war we're gonna deny that the world runs on oil organs in I'm not interested in the in the people who are are not interested in in science the flat earthers day I have no interest in them right now at all but three thousand dead Americans I wanna I wanna win maybe I'm wrong in my in my approach I don't think it's blood lust I just I just want to win I want them to suffer I want them to not exist anymore I want their grandchildren to now we once messed with America and well that's why there was nothing left when you were born it took two and a half generations maybe now we can start rebuilding that call me what you will feel free but I think winning has a definition and if winning is we gave them a better quality of life and there's nothing else harmful they came out maybe there are worlds in which that is that's enough I'm not so sure as a matter of fact I don't even know what I would consider winning is winning killing every Taliban member anybody associated with the Taliban members so there's no such thing as the Taliban that's what I would have gone for maybe that's not a realistic look at the world meanwhile reports of this peace deal is not even holding which I don't think anybody is surprised trust is not the name of the game when it comes to the Taliban hi it's Jeannie progresses employee of the month to month in a row leave a message at the hi Jamie me Jamie I just had a new idea for our song what the name your price tool so when it's like tell us what you want to pay trombone was Bob wine you say well be fine coverage options to fit your budget then we just all the fingers now small choir goes even coming after they've come at jet yes no maybe.
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"WBZ newsradio ten thirties overnight a man from Washington state ties from corona virus the first known death from the disease in the US ABC's Alex stone with more in Washington state authorities say they are ramping up their response with one death and others who apparently got it from somebody I've known in the community king county health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says a risk to those around Seattle is increasing but he is still low we believe that these are cases of community acquired transmission acquired here in king county when what that says to us is as we test more I will likely find more cases of this disease hospitals around Seattle are testing more sick patients for corona virus Alex stone ABC news president trump says he'll meet with Taliban leaders in the not too distant future now that a peace deal has been signed the goal is to end the war in Afghanistan that includes US pulling out all troops in the country by June of next year the Taliban must negotiate a power sharing agreement with the Afghan government and prevent terror groups from using Afghanistan as a safe haven in a news conference at the White House the president said he hopes the Taliban follows through on the agreement the Taliban is given a pledge in a very strong pleasure we'll see how that all works out we hope it's going to work out very well I think they have big incentives to do it but they have to take care of the terrorists and kill the terrorists will be working in a different kind of affection toward that end the president says the first withdrawals begin today before super Tuesday next week Bernie Sanders visits his supporters on Boston common for a rally WBZ's Kevin Coleman was there Ernie Sanders is in the Boston common speaking to the massive crowd of supporters as he believes he can take down president trump we are going to defeat Donald Trump because not only is he a pathological liar he is a fraud super Tuesday as quickly approaching and Bernie preached to his supporters what he will provide if elected into the oval office no more premiums.
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"Facility it's a long term care facility in Kirkland Washington one is a health care worker from life care she's a woman in her forties she's in satisfactory condition at Overlake hospital and she has no known travel outside of the U. S. the second case is a woman in her seventies a resident at life care the long term care facility and is in serious condition at evergreen hospital the governor of Washington has declared a state of emergency the California department of public health says the state will receive enough kids from the centers for disease control the test up to twelve hundred people a day for the corona virus which has infected eighty five thousand around the world its primary day in South Carolina as Democrats head to the polls correspondent Jessica dean is in Colombia Ernie Sanders still the front runner for the democratic nomination but Joe Biden is hoping that if he can get a win here in South Carolina and if it's big enough that it can really take him into super Tuesday and bluestem among all of those states and all those delegates that are going to be up for grabs so they're certainly hoping for that and he is counting on his support with African American voters here in the state they are a majority of the Democrats democratic electorate here in South Carolina the U. S. and the Taliban have signed a peace deal today to end the eighteen year war in Afghanistan correspondent Kylie Atwood reports trump administration officials are hoping the agreement will stick secretary of state Mike Pompeii open warned against calling for victory too soon we heard from the secretary of defense mark asper who was in Kabul today who also warned about getting too excited about this saying that this could be a very historic moment and in case WMAL news at five oh two I'm Steve coming it may be harder to get some medications because of the corona virus the FDA says the US has its first corona virus related drug shortage and that has Maryland senators Chris van Hollen and Ben Carden concerned they wrote a letter to the FDA administrator yesterday asking how the agency plans to mitigate the impact of possible shortages of drugs that are only made in China or have ingredients that are only made there the senators say manufacturers in China or the primary producers of ingredients found in many antibiotics and blood pressure meds the FDA has reached out to more than one hundred eighty manufacturers to identify potential vulnerabilities in the supply chain but the senators say more needs to be done a university of Maryland student has been arrested on hate crime charges stemming from an incident that happened at the College Park campus in December twenty four year old Makarov ask minute of doula is charged with electronic harassment for allegedly sending anti semitic messages to a student while she was starting at McKeldin library last December Arlington county police are warning residents about a new phone scam W. M. A. L.'s Maria leaf has the story the scam involves someone calling residents in Arlington county saying they're a captain with the police department the caller then demands immediate payment for a fine and tries to convince the victim to purchase prepaid.
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"Chesapeake division and WTOP's Washington's top news on air and online at WTOP dot com good afternoon I'm sandy because Eloise Abelson at the editor's desk coming up officials in Washington state say a person has died of covert nineteen the first such deaths in the U. S. president trump says there's no reason to panic although there are new travel restrictions spotlight in the democratic race for the White House is in South Carolina where primary voting is underway it is stored deal signed in Qatar the U. S. signing a peace agreement with the Taliban aimed at ending America's longest war in bringing US troops home from Afghanistan WTOP news time three thirty one CBS news update president trump at a White House news conference announces the first corona virus death in the United States a Washington state woman in her late fifties described as a medically high risk patients additional cases in the United States are likely but healthy individuals should be able to fully recover we have breaking news of Washington governor Jay Inslee has just declared a state of emergency because of the corona virus situation health officials advising Americans not to travel to certain parts of Italy and South Korea travel from Iran banned we want to lower the amount of travel to and from the most impacted areas CDC director Robert Redfield for the vast majority of individuals who contract the novel coronavirus they will experience mild to moderate symptoms officials encouraging Americans not to change their daily routines CBS news update time Gerry non it's three thirty two only comes to catching.
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"Under the deal signed in Doha the U. S. draws down its forces from 13000 to 8600 in the next 3 to 4 months and pulled out the remaining forces in 14 months depending on the Taliban meeting their commitments to prevent terrorism if they don't secretary of state Mike Pompeii says president trump and his team will not hesitate to do what we must do to protect American lives meanwhile in Afghanistan secretary of defense mark esper told U. S. troops their sacrifice is what led to this historic deal this is the best chance Afghanistan is head in 19 years to achieve peace more than 2400 U. S. troops have been killed during the conflict I'm Julie Walker
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"August problems Afghan challenge I'm bored Necker South Korea has reported a six fold jump in corona virus infections in four days three forty six mostly linked to a church a hospital in around the fourth largest city where schools were closed and worshipers and others were told to avoid mass gatherings the live at a call because it is today Jim Roope reports there are problems there are in fact eleven hundred problems eleven hundred of the roughly seventy five thousand early voter ballots are incomplete voters didn't find them or they didn't make all their choices the good news is that caucus officials were able to catch these incomplete ballots in email the voters that their ballot is void and they now qualify to caucus on Saturday if they wish they don't carcass with about avoid their vote is not counted the issue is though the reason people voted early is because they can't or don't want to spend a Saturday in a discussion group gym group Las Vegas without giving an exact time state department officials say the seven day reduction of violence deal promised by the Taliban in Afghanistan begins today correspondent Barbara Starr reports the next seven days will be critical this first part is still going to be very challenging getting to a peace agreement that as well because the Taliban keep saying they want all foreign forces out of the country he was determined to have that reduction in force to be able of for president trump to say it but he's bringing troops home but still planning to leave about eighty six hundred troops there for the time being to fight counterterrorism here's the jury in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial may have reached a verdict in some but not all of the charges against the former movie mogul mobile rather their home for the weekend and we'll get back to work on Monday stocks fell on Wall Street Friday amid fresh signs the viral outbreak that originated in China is weighing on U. S. companies the Dow fell to twenty seven S. and P. lost thirty five five Martin occurred C. Chicago's progressive talk twenty AM WCVE G. willow springs an online at.
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"Administrators visit PC a dead zone dot org I'm Chris McLaughlin que LA box thirty one pinpoint weather sunny today with a high of fifty two currently sunshine and thirty eight our top story on KO a president trump and a couple of democratic presidential candidates were in the area yesterday and this weekend we'll see more presidential hopefuls descend on the Denver area former south bend Indiana mayor people the judge has a town hall set for Aurora tomorrow Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is set to be at the Fillmore auditorium on Sunday details can be found on the campaign websites for each candidate Colorado will continue to be heavily focused on by presidential candidates before the primary March third Conor Shreve came away news Arvada police department says a suspect is dead after shooting this morning that involved officers officials say that just after five AM police responded to an apartment complex on west fifty third in Everitt on a domestic violence call they found the female victim a stab wounds was pronounced dead at the scene officers also encountered an armed male suspect who was shot and killed police say No officers were injured and investigation is under way president trump isn't ready to name Colorado springs has a permanent home of the US space command the president met with Colorado governor jerit Polish and other officials during his visit to Colorado springs yesterday all urged him to leave the space command at its current home at Peterson airforce base but trump would not commit to doing so though he promised a decision by the end of the year Colorado's basketball team over came and early punch from U. S. C. last night on the way to winning a four point contest and moving to the pac twelve conference lead but coach tad Boyle says of the post season looming this is no time to get complacent maybe I've got to really look and I got to talk to our players I I feel like maybe I've lost a little bit of an edge in practice because you don't come out we we can't come out start games where we started a game and I we got to be more a crisp Colorado plays its final home game of the season Saturday secretary of state Mike Pompeii says a peace deal between the Taliban and the U. S. could be signed by February twenty ninth as long as the week long reduction violence holes this would come as a reduction in violence is about to start a Taliban leader took the rare step of writing an op ed in The New York Times confirming the deal on Wall Street the Dow is down two hundred fourteen points the nasdaq is down one twenty two while the S. and P. five hundred is off twenty nine for more news listen to the daily diet for the big news stories explains not shot it listen to the daily bag each day on the I heart radio apple or wherever.
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"A senior US official says the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect quote very soon and could lead to a pull out of American troops from Afghanistan the official spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss details ahead of an official announcement the person added that the agreement for a 7 day a reduction in violence to be followed by the start of all Afghan peace talks within 10 days is very specific and covers the entire country including Afghan forces the developments come as secretary of state Mike Pompeii and defense secretary mark asper men in Munich with Afghanistan's president shelling out there Washington
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"The Afghan Taliban the issues an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a US peace envoy demanding a reply on the offer of a 7 day with the option of violence Taliban negotiate to say they will walk away from talk to this no reply to the offer a reduction in violence deal for a very short period he sought by the Taliban because they don't want to commit to a formal ceasefire until all the components of a final deal are in place they previously said I see Spock could blunt the battlefield momentum if the US will cobble renege on that promises the development comes as Washington says an agreement on the insurgents reduction of violence plan is only days away I'm Charles de Ledesma
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"On business daily when talking about the explosion of tech hubs across Africa the million dollar companies they've spoons and how these homes have become the backbone of Africa's tech ecosystem in business daily after this latest world news BBC news with Danielle young look at sky the Taliban say they have released two hostages an American and an Australian as part of a prisoner swap with the Afghan government the move is seen as key to achieving tarmac talks between the two sides Taliban sources have confirmed that three of that commanders have been freed and have landed in Canada the Palestinians have condemned the decision by the United States to the cloud is it no longer regards Israeli settlements in the west bank as illegal the chief Palestinian negotiator said the move threatened to replace international rules with the law of the jungle is well priced it as a historic decision the US and South Korea have abruptly broken off talks on the cost of stationing American troops on the peninsula there are reports that the US is demanding a huge increase in payments up to two hundred protest is a still thought to be barricaded inside Hong Kong's polytechnic university which has been under siege by the police since Sunday six hundred activists many exhausted all injured have given themselves up a new report is warns that Europe is in danger of creating a lost generation of young refugees who fled war and prosecution in their own countries the E. U.'s fundamental rights agency warns that there were serious obstacles to integrating those between the ages of sixteen and twenty four reports from multi site as suspected money laundering arrested last week is almost for a pardon in exchange for information about who ordered the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Carawan Iglesia she'd been looking into alleged high level corruption when she was killed in twenty seventeen and Google is launching a video game service.
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"But we really don't know how we want to regulate them. There is not anything approaching consensus consensus about what to do about Google facebook twitter etc.. These are international companies. They serve the entire world is very unclear that politicians in Washington to have the capacity to really sit down figure this stuff out and that's something that I wonder how that's changed under this current administration. I mean the big privacy push was under the Obama administration and that was also sort of you know floundering a little bit there but is this administration any friendlier to Privacy guidelines at least privacy who knows this administration and and Republicans currently today are spending a lot of time criticizing the Internet platforms for supposedly censoring conservative viewpoints not a lot of evidence for that but that is their major major complaint so this is the analogy is school reform. If you go ask someone hey should schools be reformed one says yes you say what's the problem and then it depends who you're talking to. Some people want creationism taught in the schools. Some people want metal detectors. Some people want more funding for gifted and talented on and on and on and so no one actually agrees what the problem is you are a parent aren't yourself. there are many parents out there. I wonder how much parents know about what their kids are viewing on YouTube. Are you concerned about what your kids interesteing on Youtube. Yeah I am. I know enough to be concerned. I know enough not to be overly concerned because I'm hoping that I'm educating my kids and giving them the capacity to sort of interpret what they're seeing and I'm asking them about stuff. They're seeing but I'm certainly not monitoring everything there watching. I used to be able to send them in the basement and they would watch. Netflix and I knew there pretty much a container. You're and they weren't going to get a weird surprise. I know that's not the case with Youtube and it's on me to be talking to them. Limiting access to computers when I can with the knowledge that I can only do so much that they're going to go to school. They're going to go to a friend's house and I can't keep the stuff away from them forever. What should parents be doing especially. I mean you're or someone that's immersed in the technology space you write about it. You know about it. A lot of parents probably don't know as much about it as you do. So what do you recommend parents do if they want to have more control over what their kids are seeing it start by looking at what your kids are saying. You know it's I do it all the time. It's very tempting to hand kid a tablet and say I can eat dinner. I gotTa do whatever go do this thing and I'll go do my thing and I'm going to continue to do that but periodically watch with them. See what they're watching. You might ask them questions about it even if you can't sit with them at the time. I don't know why I'm giving parenting advice but here I ask them what they were watching. I often hear my kissing. Let's sing weird stuff. I'll say where did that. Come from they'll say youtube or they won't say youtube explain something else and eventually divine that it was you to just get a sense of what they're consuming and by the way this this doesn't have anything to do with Youtube. This is across the Internet and do a little bit of research. I mean if you think instagram is a sharing photo sharing tool. You're only partially correct. If you've I've got a thirteen year old it's also a messaging platform for them. which again might be entirely fine for you but you should know that your kids are talking to other kids on instagram or not just posting photos there and finally we mentioned the law here that started in one thousand nine hundred children's online privacy protection? Are We left with this twenty year old some outlaw is there any likelihood that will get an update here given the fact that the Internet itself has updated quite significantly since then we certainly could in that law was amended fairly early on on right now most of the focus when people talk about reforming the Internet is about a nineteen ninety-six Talcum La Communications Decency Act. Something specifically called section two thirty. Keep keep hearing about that so there is an appetite for going back to old laws and lease discussing whether or not the change and whether we're actually going to do that with actually going to pass legislation had. I'm not a political expert. It seems hard to believe that's going to happen anytime soon. Peter Kafka is the senior correspondent at recode Peter. Thanks so much for being with the takeaway thank you you won't be this. It's been twenty five years since the world met Rachel Ross Chandler Joey Monica and Phoebe the TV show friends ran for ten seasons pulling in somewhere between twenty five and thirty million viewers every week and its popularity hasn't slowed down since thanks to streaming gaming platforms like net flicks. There's now a whole new generation of friends spans and we asked you to weigh in on the show twenty five years later hi. This is Nicole from Tampa Florida. I love friends. I still watch it and I'm forty seven years old. I've also gotten eighteen year old daughter to watch it and she loves it too plus. She's all her friends are addicted to it yeah well. I love it even though all the friends characters look perfect. They're all hilariously flied party. I'm from New York City. I was never ever drawn onto the TV. Sitcom friends as a gay Latino from the Bronx. It didn't speak to me now. Ironically I live one block in the West village from the building that was used simply at the facade doc the show as thousands of annoying tourists appeared daily from throughout the globe posing for photographs outside the edifice as is one of our listeners told us there while friends has continued to gain new fans decades later. It's also come under renewed scrutiny for depicting a very privileged and very white version of New New York City joining me now to discuss the legacy of friends is Sachi coal senior culture writer at Buzzfeed and will pass skin slates television critic and host of the decoder ring being podcast. Thanks to you both for joining us. Thank you thank you will. Let's start with you. Were living in an age where we have tons of television shows at our disposal lot of folks who weren't even born when the show was on binging on friends right now on Netflix. Why does it have so much mass appeal among younger generations and I will add. I thought no one cared about genetic. So why do they here now. I mean the thing that's interesting about. Friends is that for all the TV that there is there sort of isn't our sitcoms in the classic sense like a show. Oh where you don't have to follow a huge long story arc. Every episode is very cozy and very similar and all of those shows sort. I mean there's a bunch of them but the office in Fred's are sort of two of the prime examples apples have been hugely successful streaming services because no one's actually watching network television and the places that are still making that kind of Sitcom so I mean the thing about about friends is right like every episode you turn on the six of them are they're doing something you know funny and Q. and whatever and it's very a like it's very comforting and it's it's that comfort has obviously like. Trent translated even younger people who is also sort of additional conference which is that you know. It's like a a world in which there's no Internet you drop by your spouse. There's a sort of nostalgia to it so it's not like Super Old. It's not like in black and white or something but it it does. It isn't exactly right now. Sachi looking back there were lots of questionable and cringe worthy moments. It's on friends for you. You don't think the show's aged well. Why not no I mean it's a show about New York where everybody appears to be white. It's a it's a show that makes fun of gay people and fat people as if they have no other characteristics. It's show that makes them. Somebody's possibly drag Queen Queen Mother but is clearly a transgender woman like that's not really clear I mean nothing about the show has really aged that welfare current audience but I think the thing that has aged I that it is not funny. It is deeply chaotically unfunny when or why don't we want to get into some of the criticism especially about homophobia in a minute. You're laughing there. You know I mean. It's just this six of those. CAST members are like that's like a killer cast. They're very good at their job. The the thing that made me laugh people people deciding about whether or not friends was funny like when friends was on the air all the Seinfeld Stanford like this is garbage remedial basic sitcoms. How dare anyone like say. This is very very good and it's like some people. Th you know. Funny is personal. I think there's millions and millions of people who find Friends v very funny I would also say that while it's absolutely true that it's obscenely unle white and they're very privileged and nothing about that is particular to friends and like it's all it's cohort of shows where equally retrograde and I think the some of the stuff certainly certainly about the fat suit things like Monica history as an obese woman and sort of the the gay jokes about Chandler and Joey's relationship and certainly about an about about Ross's ex wife being lesbian those things actually I think are much more complicated like Joey and championship is this deep and huge loving relationship even though like their break-up when their break-up is treated in one episode is kind of a romance like that's a joke but it's also not a joke and I think that the portrayal of Ross's ex wife was actually sleep pretty straightforward and matter of fact respectful like it's not really a punchline just like thing about their lives which which has somebody watching it in the nineties amounting myself here again. I thought that was a pretty you know to have a to be co-parenting with your lesbian. Ex Wife. WHO's in a lesbian relationship at the time in the nineties that was considered pretty progressive and they're not certainly not bad parents. No not but what I want to bring up Saatchi to your point here is that can't we say like. Is this a little finger wagging in the rear view mirror. Can't we say okay. You know that a lot of these shows I mean it was the nineties right. It's not twenty nineteen in twenty years. We probably going to do the same thing about a lot of shows that are now right like are these shows replaceable. Mayak right yeah so like how do we how do we really gauge these because I know in some of the peace in your piece you kind of compare these two seinfeld which was hugely problematic particularly for Puerto Rican communities in particular but it was also hilarious right. Can we hold those things and I think I think you see eye to be clear. I think people are more than entitled to watch something that is bad. There's no skin off my back and you can watch a bad show you one. I'M NOT GONNA lose any sleep. Enjoy being wrong but I think you can the whole two things in your hands at once that maybe maybe watch it and you enjoy it but you know that it's like not great like yeah. It's age poorly but also I don't understand this. Exclusively Louis come on it. Was the nineties like I don't know man like I'm pretty sure it was always bad to make fun of fat people whether or not a network was going to be held responsible danceable for that as a separate question but yeah you can feel two things at once. I don't begrudge anybody for wanting to watch something comforting and soothing but for me when I watch it's uncomfortable and unbearable and I do think that the greatest problem with the show is that it isn't funny well well. I do want to bring up one thing. The show did have a big big influence on haircuts the Rachel I had what I called a modified Rachel back in the day we'll has this show has that success yes in terms of the look been replicated at since in other shows and I want to pose the same thing to use odd because I feel like I'm starting to see this revival of nineties fashion and I'm wondering if France has anything to do with that I mean some of that is like it's a little chicken and the egg with the total disintegration of TV audience low like the the last I mean it's not the Big Bang. Theory is a big audience thing but it was sort of one of the very last really successful that comes with twenty million audience you know like that inquiry is also one that like we're forced to watch. I feel like because it's on every channel all at the at the same time in twenty years our children's children will be asking us. What what was wrong with you. That is the key to that show the Big Bang theory there. No one is going to be watching the Big Bang theory like watching you. The dark world will not the thing about friends. That also is different. It's like this cross gender thing like I think they're the fact of friends being about like young romantic nice. Looking.
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"Because if they abandoned their Afghan allies they could abandon the Kurds could abandon the government in Mogadishu in Somalia etc and so they'll be less readiness they all live with the United States less thrust in the United States and therefore the every us ventured ever US involvement in the mid east North Africa and beyond it will I'd be much more difficult Ali. I want to bring you in on that point because curious to know what civilians in Afghanistan whether or not they feel well. There is not a deal reached that what Abdelkader is predicting could in fact happen that there could be even more eerily. That's the exact fear but the truth is that every avalon knows that a deal has to be reached that a piece has to come really the only people that think that you know a military victories sell possible is the government and its allies and so you know there's massive insecurity and corruption and different issues not to mention this idea idea of the Taliban and so the truth is that you know a piece has to come people want a piece to come but it's a question of what kind of a piece is it like. A legitimate peace is that actually includes because that's the other thing if let's say they include the avalon government if it only includes the avalon government the Taliban in the United States. It's still not a properly representative of thirty two million people in the country of Qatar we mentioned at the top of the segment we're nearing eighteen years since the September number eleven terrorist attacks that were carried out by al Qaeda and the US invasion of Afghanistan what have been the personal and financial costs of the war for for both the United States and Afghanistan well. Let's start with Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have died and in fact it's hard to count the casualties so I wouldn't be surprised if the number was closer to two hundred thousand or more and the suffering has been tremendous in Afghanistan and the casualties were from both sides and the United States is not blameless in this at all on the other hand some groups in Afghanistan members of some groups have benefited benefited from the western presidents have made advancements of especially the hazard a minority members of the hazardous minority and other minorities while in the south have been could the most damage. That's for the states. The cost has been a trillion dollars in treasury in time when I stay stepped is ballooning out of control at twenty two trillion dollars perhaps to be large and about five thousand. US soldiers and contractors have been killed fighting in Afghanistan understand those are not reveal numbers however did not destructive for the United States but Afghanistan is at a point where it will probably have to start from scratch again is economy is not doing great at all is government would probably collapsed less at some point in the future would have to be built on copy a different basis and so could be starting from scratch again. Abdelkader Arsenault is a professor of political science at Indiana University Eighty and Ali. Latifi is a freelance journalist based in Kabul. Thanks to you both thank you last week. Youtube agreed to pay one hundred and seventy million dollars in fines as as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission the FTC took aim at Youtube because it said that it violated something called the Copello. That's recode senior correspondent. Peter Kafka and COPPA stands for Children's online privacy protection act and that went into effect back in nineteen ninety eight at the tail of the first Internet boom at impose certain requirements on websites targeting children under the age of thirteen in the shortest version of saying it is they're saying he was taking personal information about the kids and then using using it to serve those kids at which they're not supposed to do hence the fun but paying a fine wasn't the only concession. Youtube had to make what the settlement requires you to do is ask people who are uploading youtube videos which is a gazillion people their blood hundreds of hours per minute to say hey. Is this stuff aimed at kids yes or now and if you say yes. This is aimed at kids. Then Youtube will treat that video differently. They won't do a lot of tracking around it. It's unlikely they're going to serve as they certainly won't serve behaviorally if you really targeted ads towards kids and essentially sort of segment those away from traditional youtube viewing how popular this is going to age me here but how popular is Youtube among the youth today Peter if you know what youth if you know someone who has a youth you'll know it's extraordinarily popular youtube certainly knows that they legally couldn't say that but they certainly knew it and in the FTC complaint they say look not only. Did you know it but you were telling advertisers. This is how you can reach kids so we've seen a couple of these settlements coming out of the FTC against big tech companies and often the criticism as well. Is that actually going to have any impact on the in this case is youtube behavior or is this just a slap on the wrist there are two main avenues of complain about this settlement at this by the way echoes the FTC five billion dollar settlement with facebook earlier this summer one is the fine should simply be much much bigger one of the FTC commissioners who voted against it who also voted against facebook said it should be something in the billions and there's arguments as youtube should be required to do much more whatever amount of money they're going to spend. They're probably GONNA generate twenty billion dollars in revenue twenty nineteen. It's almost impossible to levy a fine line that will be meaningful to one of these companies that this is but what you could do is change their behavior fundamentally so another commissioner who descended said. We want you to put the owners on itself to track this stuff to see. Is this video actually a kids video. If so let's treat it differently so let's talk about that because the the onus right now is on the content creator the person that's making the content right to tell you to a after this settlement at least to tell you to this is four in terms of the settlement now. Youtube says look we're going to go above and beyond the settlement of our own accord were also compost this but there's no requirement that they do it and there's no sort of parameters pasted around that and they could decide in a year. They don't WanNa do kids content. Creation is a big market. I mean you know we grew up prior to Youtube and cartoons on Saturday morning but now I mean the amount of content that's available to kids stagger. It's what's it's all of the Internet right so it's Saturday morning cartoons for them. It's after school cartoons for for them. It's anything is possible where they're. GonNa do their homework. It's it's just part of their life. It's built in. Is this going to have an impact on the content creators on the people that are making this Steph for kids. This is what Youtube Self. This is going to cause problems. Reproved made money doing this. We're GONNA try to help them out as well. We're going to spend a hundred million dollars over three years to help these creators figure out ways to reach kids and to show them stuff that will generate as easily as won't generate as much money. Why is this the problem what I mean by that. Is You know we just mentioned Saturday morning morning. Cartoons that have been around and say seventies and eighties and in between all of those cartoons were ads aimed specifically at kids. Why is it that this particular type of advertising was under the microscope here. Why can't we advertise to kids online. You can advertise to kids. You just have to do it with sort of blinders on you. You have to say here's a children's show about dogs. Would you like to advertise on it. Not knowing anything else about WHO's going to watch it and that's the kind of advertising youtube is going offer now which sells for much less we mentioned that this settlement was essentially based on violation of COPPA which is the children's Online Privacy Protection Action Act and basically says you can't collect data from kids under thirteen. That's the end that laws from one thousand nine hundred eight for those who are counting I don't WanNa do the counting but that is quite a while ago. An Internet use has changed a lot since then. Is it really the data collection on worried about here. I think this is an overall complaint complain about the Internet and the overall complaint about these giant Internet companies that have basically run without regulation and so in contacts x this is part of a larger push to sort of push and pull these Internet platforms in various directions.
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"Investigative reporting NPR X. This is revealed. I'm outlets. The people of Harlan Kentucky, remember, the unidentified woman Bouli murdered summer of nineteen sixty nine the body of a young girl was found on little shepherd trail she had been stabbed in the chest multiple times, they called her Melton djing DOE. She could not speak for herself. And no one was speaking for her. I wanted people to remember her and she deserved voice. So I spoke for her doll Jackson grew up in Harlem, and she was determined to figure out the girl was her determination. Eventually led the police to a hillside great. Intern. Who is it into a who done? Thank people know some. And I think somebody knows something. Today on reveal. But first this news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. He was secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says in courage. Ing news came out of talks between the US and Taliban officials NPR, Shannon, van Sant reports. The US peace on void to Afghanistan. Recently, wrapped up talks with the Taliban. In Qatar the envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted that there are a number of issues left to work out. And gave no indication that the Taliban would agree to a ceasefire or hold direct talks with the Afghan government. The Reuters news agency is quoting sources saying the two sides have agreed to parts of a draft accord to end the seventeen year, Afghan war. The US has about fourteen thousand troops in Afghanistan and unconfirmed reports of a US troop withdrawal in December spurred fears of a new refugee crisis in the region, the Taliban controls almost half of Afghanistan and have staged nearly daily attacks. On the western back to Afghan government and its forces. Shannon sent NPR news the US and Russia clashed over the political crisis in Venezuela at the United Nations today, the US urged the world body to recognize Venezuela's opposition leader as the country's interim president but Russia almost immediately opposed the move under secretary general for political affairs. Rosemary dicarlo says Venezuela's economic situation has become dire. The International Monetary Fund reported the inflation rate hit one point three seven million percent last year and projected real GDP in two thousand nine hundred nineteen of negative eighteen percents. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called for other countries to bag Venezuelan opposition leader, one Widodo as interim president as the country moves through a transitional government, new free and fair elections. I alwa- representatives. Steve king held his first townhall since he was rebuked by his Republican colleagues and stripped of his committee assignments over racist comments. And in New York Times story, I will public radio's Katie Pikis has reaction from his district. King addressed a roomful of constituents in Primm gar saying he wasn't a racist. And that he shouldn't have done an interview with the New York Times. Laurie Scroggins says she still supports the congressman. Why would they try to make him out.