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NPR News: 02-28-2020 2AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens amid bipartisan. Congressional talks on emergency funding to deal with the corona virus state officials around the US or making their own plans. Npr's Wade Goodwin reports that state and local governments are spending millions of dollars to organize medical facilities and supplies in Florida. Governor Ron Desanta said. His state had no confirmed cases but pledge transparency if and when they do occur Miami Dade public officials said education would continue with digital classes even if some schools have to be closed prophylactically to prevent spread of the contagion in San Antonio five diamond princess ship passengers are being treated by infectious disease specialists at Lackland Air Force Base in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Texas governor Greg. Abbott said state officials have been preparing for cove in nineteen outbreak. Since last month Wade Goodwin. Npr News Dallas anxiety over the corona virus outbreak is causing a downward spiral of stock markets around the world on Asian markets. Tokyo's benchmark. Nikkei is down over three and a half percent. Us futures are sharply lower following Wall Street's worse single-day losses in nine years the major. Us indices all fell over four percent. Thursday the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled over eleven hundred points. Democratic presidential hopeful of this with Warren is trying to court Texas voters ahead of Super Tuesday when two hundred sixty one delegates are at stake. Joey Bosa Texas public radio reports on the Massachusetts Senators townhall in San Antonio that the former political rival Thursday. Warren was welcome to San Antonio by the city's former mayor and former presidential candidate who on Castro who endorsed her in January? The townhall field at various topics from voters including the rise of white nationalism. If elected President Warren said white nationalism would be called out. I will have an attorney. General and a Department of Justice that treats white supremacy as the domestic terrorists that they are pulling by the University of Houston puts worn at eighteen percent in Texas placing her third behind. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden both Biden Sanders or pulling around twenty two percent. I'm Joy Palacios in San Antonio. The Afghan government is sending a six-member contact team to Doha to meet with the Taliban as Jennifer glass reports. The gathering is set to be held. Saturday after the signing of a deal to withdraw. Us troops the contact group. Meeting would be the first between the Taliban and representatives of the Afghan government. The Taliban for years has refused to talk to the government calling it illegitimate. The team includes one woman. Under Taliban rule women were deprived of basic rights including being denied access to education and work Jennifer Glass reporting from Kabul this is NPR news the US Securities Exchange Commission is suing two former executives of the now defunct South Carolina Utility Scana over a failed power plant project. The SEC says the defendants misled regulators and investors about progress on two nuclear reactors that were being built north of Columbia. The agency says that more than nine billion dollars spent on the project before it was abandoned in two thousand seventeen last year scanner sold to Dominion Energy of Virginia which says it's reached a settlement with investors opera star Placido. Domingo is walking back the apology. He made twenty one women accusing him of sexual assault the story from NPR news in New York earlier this week. Un-american union representing opera performers said it had substantiated. What it called Placido Domingo's quote inappropriate activity. But after he said that he accepted full responsibility for his actions Domingo's started losing plan performances in his native Spain including one sponsored by the government on Thursday. The opera singer issued a statement saying that his earlier podgy created what he called a false impression. He insisted quote. I have never behaved aggressively toward anyone and I have never done anything to obstruct or hurt anyone's career in any way. Demingo has stepped away from several Spanish performances and others have been canceled on says he SILCO'S NPR News New York the death toll from the Syrian air strikes on Turkish forces in Italy has risen to at least thirty three. The attack occurred in area where series and Russian troops are trying to retake control from rebels. This is NPR.
NPR News: 03-21-2020 7PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. President Trump says some two hundred thousand Americans and counting have been tested for covert nineteen. Two hundred sixty seven have died. New York state has the most cases in the US Governor Andrew. Cuomo says more than ten thousand people have the virus in the state and he issued a stay in place order the governors of Illinois and California did the same. Npr's Wade Goodwin has more on the White House's efforts to try to halt the viruses progression president trump said Americans would be given until July fifteenth to file their taxes and indicated public school students would be spared standardized testing this summer vice president pence called on Americans to delay any medical procedure. That is not urgent. We renew our call for Americans to postpone elective medical procedures including dental services by postponing elective medical procedures. You're freeing up medical supplies for those dealing. With the CORONA VIRUS BEEN SET. A member of his staff has tested positive for Cova nineteen and that he and his wife would be tested by the end of the day. Wade Goodwin. Npr news email countries throughout Europe are recording large spikes and corona virus cases as governments. Do what they can to slow the spread of the virus from Berlin. Npr's Rob Schmitz has more. There are now more than one hundred. Thirty thousand confirmed corona virus cases throughout Europe with more than a third of them in Italy. Where the healthcare system has been strained beyond its capacity. Spain passed a grim milestone Friday when it became the second European country to pass a thousand krona virus deaths a mark. Italy passed a week ago in Germany. There are now more than twenty thousand confirmed cases. What it's Disease Control Agency calls exponential growth but with only dozens of deaths due to what authorities say widespread in early nineteen testing throughout the country. Germany plans to double its intensive care capacity and has introduced new restrictions on movement in the southern state of Bavaria. Amid warnings at the country could become the next Spain or Italy Rob Schmitz. Npr News. Berlin Greece says it's planning to deport nearly six hundred migrants who crossed from Turkey to the Greek islands this month. Joanna Kakissis reports from Athens that the Greek government has suspended asylum applications since early March after a standoff with Turkey the asylum seeker from Africa in Asia and have been examined by Red Cross doctors for signs of Corona Virus. The migrants will stay in detention until they're deported early this month. Turkey urged the migrants. It was housing to head to the European Union. Greece closed its borders. It pushed back migrants and suspended asylum in contravention of international law. Joanna Kakissis reporting from Athens and Greece is also put migrant camps on lockdown in response to the corona virus pandemic. You're listening to NPR news a staple of Saturday late night. Tv is going on hiatus indefinitely as NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports Saturday. Night live is one of several shows halting production because of the rapid spread of the pandemic Saturday night live was already scheduled to be off tonight but was expected to return next week. A source tells. Npr It's not yet clear when the show will return but one enterprising comedian says he'll attempt to host snl all by himself from his mom's house looking for me. Every comedian is leading the moment. That means I've gotten a lot of digital shorts in Abramson has no official connection with SNL. He's calling his version. A quarantined parody. Other postponed or suspended shows include grey's anatomy American idol and a friends reunion Elizabeth Blair. Npr News and add to that list. The Cannes Film Festival is also canceling and the daytime. Emmys is postponing its ceremony. Because of the Pandemic Peace Corps volunteers are out of work because of the virus the organization says the comeback to the US but will be let go after the Peace Corps suspended volunteer activities until the pandemic is over. The group says it is working closely with the State Department to bring seventy three hundred volunteers home from sixty one countries and that they will self quarantine when they get back to the United States. Volunteers will get an evacuation allowance. But paychecks will end and so we'll health coverage those on grants though are required to return any unspent funds. I'm Janine herbst NPR news.
NPR News: 09-12-2019 2AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. The Supreme Court has ruled the trump administration may deny asylum requests from migrants who have traveled through Mexico to seek asylum in the United States from Dallas. NPR's Wade Goodwin has more the courts seventy-two the two ruling clears the way for president trump who prohibit nearly all migrants from Central America and elsewhere from seeking asylum in the US now how these asylum-seekers must first apply for relief from country along the way be turned down and only then could they seek asylum in the US the ruling will essentially strand thousands of migrants now waiting their turn to seek asylum at the US Mexican border a process which was expected to begin in internist on Monday in huge tent courtrooms that had been constructed in Laredo and Brownsville Wade Goodwin NPR news with vaping related breathing problems on the rise. President trump is announcing plans to propose a ban on thousands of flavors used e cigarettes. We are looking at vaping vaping very strongly. It's very dangerous. children have died. People Die State and federal health officials are investigating hundreds of breathing illnesses reported didn't people who've used e cigarettes and other vaping devices health and Human Services Secretary Alex Czar says the Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines ends. Kids are getting access to these products in spite of our best efforts at enforcement retail enforcement at controlling locations at over eight thousand warning the letter to retailers and others in spite of moving products off shelves. They've been going at it so we simply have to remove these attractive flavored products from the marketplace the FDA regulates e cigarettes and does have authority to ban vaping flavors the trump administration does not plan to grant temporary protected in status or TPS to Bahamians who were displaced lice last week by hurricane. NPR's Joel Rose has more the White House says the US will offer aid and support to Bahamians face a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Doria but a White House official says that will not include temporary protected status a form of relief for foreign nationals who had faced hardship if they're forced to return to countries that have been hurt by war or natural disaster the has granted TPS to evacuees from Haiti Nicaragua veraguas and other countries and on Monday the acting commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection said TPS would be appropriate for the Bahamas as well but a few hours later president didn't trump said the Bahamas have had tremendous problems with very bad people coming into the country and that Bahamians must have proper documentation to enter the US Joel rose NPR Ktar News on Wall Street at the close on Wednesday. The Dow was up two hundred twenty seven points. The Nasdaq was up eighty five this is NPR Charlottesville Virginia judge has ruled that the controversial statues of Robbie Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson Stand Santa's war memorials and as such may not be removed two summers ago. The monuments were the scene of what became a deadly clash between protesters and white nationalist nationalists from member station. PM Charlottesville Hawes Spencer has details the blatant displays of hate in the streets of Charlottesville and the death of anti-racism ism activist heather higher led several American cities in two thousand seventeen to remove their confederate statues but in Virginia says legal analyst Scott Goodman Kidman. There's a law against moving warm oriels. The judge is not saying that he personally believes the statues are the right thing for the city to have in the middle of these two parks downtown the judges just simply saying that the law in Virginia protects those statues. Democrats currently a minority in the closely divided Virginia legislature have vowed to try to change range that law for NPR news. I'm Hawes Spencer in Charlottesville. It can be a deeply philosophical question. What is it toy. The question is taken quite seriously at the national toy hall of fame where this year the smartphone is under consideration for induction into the collection it would be honored for for its impact on how people play and interact among other finalists announced for possible. Induction Care Bears Fisher price corn popper Jenga masters of the universe risk my little pony and the coloring book. I'm Louise Schiavone N._p._R. News Washington.
NPR News: 03-21-2020 5PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine herbst. The global death toll from Cova nineteen disease caused by the Corona Virus has now passed eleven thousand. The data from Johns Hopkins University shows. Italy has the highest number of deaths but Iran in Spain are also hard hit in the United States. There are now more than twenty three thousand cases and today president trump urged Americans to stay home. Every American has a role to play in defending our nation from this invisible horrible enemy. It really is. It's an invisible enemy and we will be successful very successful. Hopefully very much sooner than people would even think the governors of three states New York Illinois and California have issued statewide. Stay at home. Orders to try to stem the spread of the virus. Fema says it will have one hundred million dollars in assistance to give to the states urging governors to continue purchasing supplies on their own and then later get reimbursed by the Federal Government at at the daily briefing today. Dr Anthony Fauci again reminded people that not everyone needs to be tested and that if a person doesn't need it it takes up personnel and equipment. Meanwhile New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says his State is now testing for the corona virus at a rate per capita that surpasses any other state or nation in the world. Npr's Wade Goodwin has more. New York. State is before more than forty five thousand corona virus tests nearly twice the number of California and Washington. State Governor Cuomo announced. This is helping New York track the virus county by county and direct healthcare treatment and equipment to where it's needed. New York has more than ten thousand cases six thousand of which are not surprisingly in New York City that is many times more than California and Washington state combined reflecting. New York's rate of testing Cuomo announced the state had located and purchased six thousand new ventilators from around the world the search continues because he indicated he needs at least twenty four thousand more Wade Goodwin. Npr News in Italy NPR. Sylvia Majoli reports officials are warning that too many citizens are flouting. The lockdown measures put into place almost two weeks ago in what has become a grim daily ritual the Civil Protection Agency announced the virus. Death toll has risen by nearly eight hundred to a total of four thousand eight hundred twenty five. That's the largest daily rise since the outbreak was revealed a month ago on Thursday. Italy overtook China with the largest number of deaths from the epidemic health minister. It'll back to spit on peel to Italians to follow the rules. Which have been further tightened? All Parks and playgrounds are closed and people are forbidden to travel to weekend homes Friday through Monday. The chief of the National Health Institute seaview Fado warned that it is the flouting of the rules that produces the latest nefarious body counts Silvio Jolie. Npr News Rome and you're listening to NPR. News from Washington in Sri Lanka on one prisoner is dead. Several others are injured after guards opened fire on prisoners who were protesting congested conditions and also the poor quality of meals as visitors were banned because of the corona virus officials say tensions rose when prison guards tried to control the protests and in the Commotion At. Least one prisoner tried to escape prompting officers to open fire governments across South Asia have been tightening restrictions as the number of cases grows in several countries including Sri Lanka India and Pakistan and the entertainment industry is mobilising. Television shows are stepping up to help with the pandemic by donating medical supplies to hospitals. That need them. Npr's Noto Ulaby has more on medical dramas like greys anatomy mass gowns and gloves or props long enough to watch your friend tanker vow how what reason. Outta me and other shows are turning over their supplies of real equipment to hospitals anticipating shortages. None of these television shows are now in production so stationed nineteen another drama from. Abc about firefighters has donated its stock of valuable and ninety five masks to a local fire department and the Fox show the resident. Which films Atlanta has donated masks and other protective equipment to a hospital where doctors were worried about supplies running low Netto Ulaby? Npr News and mosques and churches in Egypt are being closed by the government for the next two weeks as the country tries to stop. The spread of the virus Egypt's leaders were criticized for not calling. Friday prayers. Yesterday and Jordan is under a three day curfew. I'm Janine herbst NPR news.
NPR News: 03-02-2020 10PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. Today I am ending my campaign and endorsing Joe Biden and presidential candidate. Amy Klobuchar just moments ago joining fellow. Democratic presidential hopeful. Pete Buddha judge in her endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden his campaigning in taxes. Ahead of Super Tuesday from Dallas. Npr's Wade Goodwin reports. There's little doubt Clova Shahrzad Buddha judge's decision to throw their support Joe Biden will help him in taxes. The problem for Biden is it too late. Polls last month showed him with a narrow lead over Bernie Sanders but by last week the polls had shifted reflecting sanders momentum and showing him in the lead now. The question is has the former vice presidents overwhelming victory in South. Carolina swung big Mo back in his direction. The South Carolina effect will be blunted by the fact that Texas has twelve days of early voting and more than a million Texas voters have already cast their ballots. Wade Goodwin NPR news. Dallas voters in more than a dozen states are casting their choice for the Democratic presidential nomination. Tomorrow is Emily sign reports from member station W. P. L. N. Tennessee has gotten way more presidential primary attention this year than in two thousand sixteen. Several candidates have visited the state set up active campaign offices in Tennessee trying to woo. It's democratic and moderate voters Mike Bloomberg Amy Klobuchar and people to judge. Have all come to Tennessee just within the past few days but of course two of those candidates are now out of the race meanwhile Jill Biden and Jane Sanders have also been campaigning here on behalf of their husbands porter. Emily signer word. Six people have died in the US from covert nineteen in Washington state. The head of the Food and Drug Administration says it'll be a flood of new Coronas Krahn virus tests available nationwide. Npr's Richard Harris reports on the long delayed testing system the CDC tried to develop a test for the corona virus but ran into problems. It took weeks for the agency to sort out the snags. And by the time they did. The virus was starting to spread through a few communities. Fda Commissioner Steven Hans says his agency instituted a new policy over the weekend inviting companies and certified labs to make their own tests with this new policy. We've heard from multiple companies multiple academic centers. And we expect to have a substantial increase in the number of tests this week next week and throughout the month the estimates. We're getting from industry right now. By the end of this week close to a million tests will be able to be performed but the test take time to perform in require expertise. So testing programs can't instantly wrap-up their response Richard Harris. Npr news stocks soared on Wall Street today. Mid Hopes on the part of traders the Federal Reserve and other central banks worldwide will rush to the rescue amid the corona virus outbreak. The Dow was up nearly thirteen hundred points. This is NPR. The economic impact of the coronavirus is still theoretical in many industries but NPR's Bob Mondello reports factual already being felt in entertainment. Disney resorts in Shanghai. Hong Kong and Tokyo are currently closed so as Universal Studios Japan the Music Trade magazine Billboard reports that more than twenty thousand concerts have been cancelled in Asia including a planned trip by the US National Symphony Orchestra. The pop group Green Day has postponed all of its Asian concerts but tweeted Friday. We'll be announcing new dates in France. The Louvre Museum closed indefinitely. Switzerland has banned all gatherings of more than one thousand people essentially ruling out the ethical events and the film industry has taken a substantial hit with China. The world's second-biggest movie market closing nearly all of its seventy thousand theaters. Bob Mondello NPR news. Scientists say one major result of climate change is likely to be far fewer sandy beaches European researchers examining how erosion linked to climate changes altering the shoreline. Say perhaps half of the world such beaches could be gone by the end of the century to climate change. The assessment was based on looking at how beaches have changed over the past thirty years and simulating further effects from global warming. Researchers say by the year two thousand one hundred some countries would be more affected than others. They large countries like Australia and the US would lose the most beaches in absolute terms crude oil futures. Prices closed higher today. Oil was up a dollar and ninety nine cents a barrel to end the session at forty six seventy five a barrel on the New York Mercantile. Exchange I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 03-21-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. The global death toll from Kovic nineteen disease caused by the corona virus is now nearly thirteen thousand in Italy. The hardest hit country in Europe officials. All businesses have to close until April third with the exception of essential business including grocery stores pharmacies banking and transportation. Prime Minister Giuseppi. Kante says the country is facing. Its most difficult crisis. Since World War Two at across the world cities and towns were deserted as curfews and lockdowns grew New York New Jersey California and Illinois. Now have stay in place. Orders in effect in the. Us are now more than twenty three hundred cases and today president trump urged Americans to stay home. Every American is a role to play in defending our nation from this invisible horrible enemy. It really is. It's an invisible enemy and we will be successful very successful. Hopefully very much sooner than people would even think fema says it will have one hundred million dollars in assistance for states but a governor to continue to purchase supplies on their own and then get reimbursed by the federal government. Also Vice President Mike Pence says he and his wife will be tested for the virus after a person in his office tested positive and the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first point of care diagnostic test kit for the virus that Causes Cova Nineteen. Npr's Joe Palca has more until now. Healthcare worker would take a swab from the back of your nose and send it off to a lab a public health lab a commercial lab hospital lab or lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The newly approved test kits still involves taking a nasal swab but the tests can be done in a doctor's office or clinic. The test uses an analyzer manufactured by a company called Sephia D- The company says test results can be ready in as little as forty five minutes. Cepheids says there are already twenty three thousand analyzers out there and the corona virus test kit will become available by the end of the month. Joe PALCA NPR news and flights to New York and Philadelphia. Were grounded briefly today. Npr's Wade Goodwin has more air. Traffic was briefly halted at Laguardia. Jfk Newark Philadelphia so that the areas where an air traffic controller trainee worked could be sanitized the Long Island facility. The New York Air Route Traffic Control Center was then reopened. After it was cleaned on the ground stop order was lifted. The cleaning was precautionary as the infected trainee. Had not been at the centre since Tuesday on Thursday. The Indianapolis Air Route Control Center also temporarily closed after a control supervisor. They're tested positive for the virus control of Indianapolis sectors were rerouted during that cleaning. Wade Goodwin. Npr News and you're listening to NPR news from Washington in Berlin. People came out to their balconies this evening to applaud the country's healthcare workers. It all started from a social media campaign to show support and respect for those on the front lines of fighting the pandemic in the US states and local jurisdictions are searching for medical equipment including masks and respirators from manufacturers around the world the auto industry including GM and Ford along with other companies. Say They are talking with the government to try to use idled factories to produce that needed medical equipment. Country Music icon. Kenny Rogers has died at the age of eighty one. His family says he died. Last night of natural causes at his home in Georgia like farmer of member station W. P. L. N. Reports fans will be able to remember him through plenty of songs in all Kenny. Rogers had two dozen number ones. And it's hard not to hear them with new meaning. You picked a fine time to lead me that's Lucille. There was also lady and the gamblers storytelling was a specialty but he also knack for duets. The upbeat hit islands in the stream with Dolly. Parton will become his most famous and she became a close friend. I know you're says I am of God. Bless you can fly high burdens says. She hopes Rogers is asking God to shine some light on the world. Dark time his family is holding off on a public funeral for fans out of concern about spreading Cova nineteen for NPR news. I'm Blake farmer in Nashville. Rogers was also an actor and an author. I'm Janine herbst NPR news.
NPR News: 09-28-2019 10AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news Washington on Giles Snyder Congress adjourned for a two week recess but Democratic Rhode Island Congressman David Cellini says the House will act fast as it investigates whether President Trump used his office for political gain. Ukraine scandal is happening in real time I mean unlike the Mullahs report where we're trying to piece together events of the past this played out in plain view in real time to the American people that president the United States pressured a foreign leader to target apolitical to help him in his reelection and then tried to cover it up president trump accuses Democrats of launching launching another witch hunt. He's posted a combative series of tweets this morning the three House committees in the impeachment investigation of subpoenaed documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Peyot as part of their impeachment inquiry appears cloudy her solace reports the House Committee subpoenaed Secretary Pompeo for records related to president trump in his dealings with the Ukrainian president. It's part of a ramped up impeachment inquiry. That's expected to keep up its momentum. During a two week Grennell recess the foreign affairs there's intelligence and Oversight Committee's also alerted Pompeii oh that they expect five key State Department officials to testify before their panels over the next two weeks seeks the witnesses includes several embassador to Ukraine and a Deputy Assistant State Secretary Committee members have said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged them to keep keep up the momentum on the probe despite the October break cloudy Silas. NPR News Washington Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing potential scrutiny of his actions while he was London's. Mayor authorities have referred him to a police watchdog to decide whether he should face criminal investigation over allegations at an American. I'm businesswoman received favorable treatment because of their friendship voters NAP Kenniston when the to the polls today to elect a new president amid tight security already is a Taliban vowed to disrupt today's voting to classes at Kabul. set a Kabul polling stations reports that Afghanistan's election commission extended extended voting hours. Their turnout was very low at this couple high school where more than five thousand voters were registered. People trickled in early in the day with more arriving once the vote was extended until until late afternoon United Nations Special Representative Tadamichi Yamamoto who was a slow start so we'll see how many people come out and I think it's important who wrote the Taliban had threatened anything election-related than there was sporadic violence around the country Kabul's emergency. Hospital said they were treating twenty eighty six wounded for NPR news. I'm Jennifer glass in Kabul. Preliminary results won't be on until October seventeenth with a final vote count on November seventh of favorites. It's incumbent President Ashraf Ghani as former deputy up de la de la winter. We'll have to get more than fifty percent of the vote to avoid a second round this is NPR in Dallas former police officer. Amber Geiger took to the stand in her murder trial telling her. She was frightened for her life when she shot her upstairs is neighbor in his apartment. Geiger says she entered Botham Shawn's apartment by mistake. NPR's Wade Goodwin reports amber geiger broke down in tears as she testified to her no remorse for killing twenty six year old both of John. The thirty one year old former officer told the jury she's asked for God's forgiveness and never imagined she'd kill innocent man on cross examination. Geiger agreed she'd shot to kill and conceded that she didn't attempt proper life saving measures afterwards when when informed that police procedure dictates that a solitary officer take cover and call for backup in that situation she replied all she could think of was going inside and challenging. The man she mistakenly believed was an intruder. She drew her weapon and seconds later. John Lay dying shot through the heart Wade Goodwin on NPR news. Dallas was a vigil last night for the Harris County Texas deputy who was ambushed while conducting traffic stops orange deputy seventy. Dhaliwal was killed in the shooting near Houston yesterday. The forty two year old described as a trailblazer L. Blazer because he was here as counties. I seek Deputy Sheriff Harris County Sheriff. Ed Gonzalez was at the vigil Deputy Dhaliwal was just a very love a person. He had a giving heart public service. The suspect in Dolly Wells killing has been charged with capital Murder Trial Snyder N._p._R. News.
NPR News: 03-21-2020 4PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. More than twenty. Four Thousand Corona Virus Infections are confirmed in the US. President trump is lauding states localities private businesses and individuals for taking steps to combat the spread at today's White House briefing. The president said everyone has a role to play. Shall we say stay home and save lives? There's a time of shared national sacrifice but it's also time to treasurer loved ones and to take stock of what is most important our faith our families our neighbors and our great country. The president reiterated the steps. His administration is taking to ease the economic burden. Npr's Wade Goodwin has more. President trump held what was perhaps his most sober and on point press conference today saying he would use the power of the presidency to wage. A quote war against the virus taxpayers will be given a three-month grace period to file and that students would not be required to take standardized testing this semester. Vice President Pence said one of his staff has tested positive for Cova nineteen but that does for the man was doing well vice president said he and his wife will be tested by the end of the day. Wade Goodwin. Npr News in Hungary. The far-right government wants to extend a state of emergency indefinitely to deal with the corona virus. Pandemic JOANNA KISS reports. The draft legislation would suspend elections and jail. Those who spread disinformation. The draft legislation would allow Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's to govern by decree and sideline lawmakers for an indefinite period would also suspend elections and punish those who promote what the government deems false information. Anyone hindering the government's efforts could face up to five years in prison. Orban's government and its supporters already control. Most Hungarian media analysts warned that the draft law could be used to attack the few independent outlets that remain those outlets have criticized the government for withholding details about the pandemic parliament is set to vote on the bill next week. Passage requires a two-thirds majority for NPR news. I'm Joanna Kakissis. Southeast Asian nations are starting to see a sharp increase in the number of corona virus cases Michael Sullivan reports. That's particularly true in Thailand and Malaysia. Another one hundred fifty three new cases today in Malaysia. Eighty nine in Thailand. Its biggest one day total yet. Indonesia reported another eighty-one cases today a day. After the governor of the capital Jakarta declared a state of emergency the Philippines reporting seventy seven new cases with half the population under lockdown Vietnam today banned inbound flights to slow the spread of the virus. There this is NPR. North Korea has fired what appear to be short range ballistic missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula. That's according to South Korea's military which calls the move highly inappropriate given the corona virus pandemic White House economic adviser. Larry cudlow says the stimulus package being negotiated this weekend. By Senate leaders will be worth more than two trillion dollars or ten percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell says he's hoping for a Senate vote by Monday country. Music icon. Kenny Rogers has died. He was eighty one. His family says he died. Last night of natural causes at his home in Georgia. Blake farmer of member station. W. P. L. N. Says fans will be able to remember him through plenty of songs in all Kenny. Rogers had two dozen number one. And it's hard not to hear them with new meaning. Define Times news that's Lucille. There was also lady and the gambler. Storytelling was a specialty but he also had a knack for duets. The upbeat hit islands in the Stream. With Dolly Parton will become his most famous thought and she with a close friend. I know you're said I bet. God bless you fly. High Burton says she hopes Rogers is asking. God shine some light on the world in dark time. His family is holding off on a public funeral for fans out of concern about spreading cove nineteen for NPR news. I'm Blake Farm in Nashville and I'm Barbara Klein NPR news.
NPR News: 03-21-2020 11PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. President Trump says some two hundred thousand Americans and counting have been tested for covert nineteen. Two hundred sixty seven. People have died. New York state has the most cases in the US Governor Andrew. Cuomo says more than ten thousand people have the virus in his State. He's issued a stay in place order the governors of Illinois and California did the same. Npr's Wade Goodwin has more president. Trump said Americans would be given until July fifteenth to file their taxes and indicated public school students would be spared standardized testing this summer vice president pence called on Americans to delay any medical procedure. That is not urgent. We do renew our call for Americans to postpone elective medical procedures including dental services by postponing elected medical procedures. You're freeing up medical supplies for those dealing with the Krona Virus Wade Goodwin. Npr News. A spokesman for Penn says the vice president and his wife have both tested negative for the corona virus. They'd been tested. After a member of his staff had tested positive. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first point of care diagnostic tests kit for the virus that causes cove in nineteen. Npr's Joe PALCA has more until a healthcare worker would take a swab from the back of your nose and send it off to a lab a public health lab a commercial lab a hospital lab or lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The newly approved test kits still involves taking a nasal swab but the tests can be done in a doctor's office or clinic. The test uses an analyzer manufactured by a company called the company says test results can be ready in as little as forty five minutes. Cepheids says there are already twenty three thousand analyzers out there and the corona virus test kit will become available by the end of the month. Joe PALCA NPR news North Korea's says President Trump road to its leader to offer help in fighting the corona virus epidemic. Npr's Anthony Kuhn reports. North Korea claims to have no cases of the virus. The Korean Central News Agency quotes leader. Kim Jong UN sister Yo Jong and saying that the letter is a sign of the good personal relations between her brother and president trump. She prays trump's quote good judgment and proper action unquote at a difficult time in the bilateral relationship. Kim Young added that trump wrote that. He was impressed by Kim Jong. Un's efforts to defend his people from the virus and wants to improve relations with North Korea. The Associated Press quotes anonymous. Us official is confirming the letter while other countries have had their hands full with the virus. Kim Jong UN is kept busy overseeing rocket and missile launches the latest of which was on Saturday Anthony Kuhn. Npr news soul this is NPR. News from Washington Grey says is planning to deport six hundred migrants who crossed from Turkey to the Greek islands this month to any kisses reports from Athens. The Greek government has suspended asylum applications since early March after a standoff with Turkey the asylum seekers are staying in tents and closed detention facility in northern Greece. The migrants who were from countries in Asia and Africa were examined by Red Cross doctors and will soon be deported. Greece has tightened border controls since early March when the Turkish government urged migrants and refugees to leave Turkey and had to the European Union in response. The Greek government violently pushed back migrants trying to cross and suspended asylum requests in contravention of EU and international law. Greece's also put migrant camps on lockdown due to the pandemic Fr- NPR news. I'm Joanna Kakissis in offense. Violence erupted at a prison in north central Sri Lanka. Today prisoners were protesting congested conditions and poor meals when guards opened fire. Police say one prisoner was killed and four others. Were wounded officials say. No inmates escaped and the facility is secured singer. Kenny Rogers. Dad died last night. He was eighty one. His family said he died of natural causes at his home in. Sandy Springs Georgia. He was a superstar in the seventies and eighties with hits such as the Gambler and Lucille remain popular for decades later. Before retiring from touring in two Rogers won three grammys. I'm Nora Raum. Npr News in Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Joyal Snyder. Top Senate leaders. Say They are nearing an agreement on a trillion dollar plus rescue package aimed at stemming the economic damage from the Corona Virus Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell has said he wants a Senate to vote on the measure tomorrow speaking on the Senate floor this weekend. Mcconnell said now is not the time to promote political agendas urkel opportunity international murder Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says a number of issues are still outstanding but lawmakers are making very good progress in his corona virus. Press conference this week in President. Trump's that Americans will have until July fifteenth to file their taxes. Now has more than twenty one thousand plus cases with more than two hundred sixty six essen climbing. Npr's Wade Goodwin has more. President trump held what was perhaps his most sober and on point press conference today saying he would use the power of the presidency to wage a quote war against the virus. He said taxpayers will be given a three-month grace period to file and students would not be required to take standardized testing this semester vice president pence said one of his staff has tested positive for Cova nineteen but thus far the man was doing well. Wade Goodwin. Npr News Vice President Pence and his wife. Karen were tested this weekend. After the staff member tested positive pence's press secretary tweeted last night that both have tested. Negative Hawaii is the latest to impose travel restrictions in an effort to control the spread of the corona virus. Governor David Ige order mandating fourteen day quarantine for everyone who will be arriving into our state. Both visitors and returning resident y residents must quarantine themselves at home. All visitors must stay in hotel. Rooms of violation could end up being punished by as much as five thousand dollar fine or jail term as long as a year. The Census Bureau calling on households to felt census forms now to get avoid to avoid getting a visit from a census worker later this year. Npr's hunts alone households can turn in their legally required senses response. Either at my twenty. Twenty cents is dot Gov over the phone or by paper form if they received one count of every resident is required by the constitution once every ten years and the results are used to determine each state shariff congressional seats as well as federal funding for Medicare Medicaid and other public services because of the coronavirus outbreak. The bureau has temporarily stopped. Hiring door knockers for households that having completed the census the start of most in person visits by those workers has now been postponed by two weeks too late. May but the bureau says the more households that do the census now on their own the fewer workers it will have to try to find during a public health crisis on Zedong. Npr News New York. And you're listening to NPR news to Australia now where the government unveiled today more than thirty eight billion. Us dollars stimulus package. It's intended to fend off a recession and protect jobs. Also Prime Minister Scott Morrison warning of the possibility of lockdowns because of the krona virus after thousands ignored social distancing advice and gathered this weekend at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach Hungary's far-right government wants to extend a state of emergency indefinitely to deal with the pandemic Joanna. Kakissis reports proposal would suspend elections in jail. Those who spread disinformation the draft legislation would allow Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's to govern by decree and sideline lawmakers for an indefinite period would also suspend elections and punish those who promote what the government deems false information. Anyone hindering. The government's efforts could face up to five years in prison. Orban's government and its supporters already control. Most Hungarian media analysts warned that the draft law could be used to attack the few independent outlets that remain those outlets have criticized the government for withholding details about the pandemic parliament is set to vote on the bill next week passage requires two-thirds majority for NPR news. I'm Joanna Kakissis. Supreme leader refusing an offer of assistance from the United States. A fight the krona virus speech in Tehran. Today I- Atallah Alley homemade cited an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus was man made in the. Us and suggested the offer of medicine was a way of spreading the virus more on trial Snyder. Npr news from Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Giles Snyder. Talks are ongoing over a Senate. Bill aimed at stemming the economic damage from the Corona Virus speaking on the Senate floor this weekend leader Mitch. Mcconnell said lawmakers are very close to reaching a deal on a more than one trillion dollar package and he urged Democrats to compromise everyone from public health experts to a columnist to working families of this country. Everyone has made it clear. We need to deliver relief and we need to deliberate now. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says a number of issues are still outstanding but the lawmakers are making very good progress. The massive package is aimed at containing the fallout for workers. Small businesses and. Us industry's McConnell has said he wants a final vote on the measure tomorrow. Hawaii is the latest state to impose travel restrictions as part of efforts to control the spread of the Corona Virus Governor. David Ige has announced a mandatory fourteen day quarantine to begin on Thursday for all people traveling to the state. The order applies to residents as well as visitors at New York. A statewide lockdown order takes effect this weekend in peers. Windsor Johnston reports all non. Essential businesses will shut down in an effort to slow the spread of the onus. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is ordering all nonessential businesses across the state to close leaving open just grocery stores gas stations pharmacies and other essential operations. Cuomo is also putting out an urgent plea for medical supplies as more people test positive for corona virus. If you have masks offices that are non essential right now. There are dentists offices that are closed there are clinics. That are closed. We need those masks. Those gowns gloves. And we need them now. Similar lockdown orders are taking effect in neighboring New Jersey Connecticut and Pennsylvania Windsor Johnston NPR news on the other side of the country San Francisco Bay area. Fire departments say they are cooperating special teams to respond to suspected Cova nineteen medical call. Sarah Husseini from member station K. Q. E. D. Reports Herald Schapelhouman is the fire chief for Silicon Valley's Menlo Park Fire Protection district. He says he made the decision to create a dedicated team. In order to stem attrition after being forced to quarantine six crew members including three firefighters who tweeted a man they later learned had the corona virus. He says a dedicated crew will wear reusable has mad gear. Typically reserved for wildfire work. Were those in structure fires. We were those for different types of calls. But we've never really worried that for Medical Incidents Schapelhouman. Says he's already getting volunteers for the crew for NPR news. I'm Sarah Hosseini this is. Npr A strong earthquake has shaken Croatia. Experts say the quake struck near Zagreb near the Croatian capital sparking panic and widespread damage local media. Say A fifteen year. Old is in critical condition. And that the quake injured several others. The city's fire departments firefighting and Rescue. Operations are ongoing. The quake had a magnitude of five point. Four flights to New York City and Philadelphia. Were grounded briefly this weekend after an air traffic control train. Eat tested positive for cove. Nineteen the onus caused by the Krahn Virus Impairs Wade Goodwin reports air. Traffic was briefly halted at Laguardia. Jfk Newark and Philadelphia so that the areas wear an air traffic controller. Trainee worked could be sanitized. The Long Island facility the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center was then reopened after it was cleaned on the ground. Stop Order was lifted. The cleaning was precautionary as the infected trainee. Had not been at the centre since Tuesday on Thursday. The Indianapolis Air Route Control Center also temporarily closed after a control supervisor. They're tested positive. For the virus control of Indianapolis sectors were rerouted during that cleaning Wade Goodwin NPR news. Yuba sending a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy. This weekend to help fight the pandemic on Lombardi. The worst affected region in the country authorities are imposing new restrictions. Today after a jump in Dessus weekend brought the Italian death toll to near five thousand. I'm Dr Snyder. Npr news from Washington.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from e-verify dedicated to providing employment eligibility verification for the needs of businesses and the employee ease that helped them thrive. Let's go higher either affi- dot gov slash go. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker says he thinks the special counsel probe is close to being completed and embarrass Carrie Johnson reports the investigation into a Russian election interferences now about twenty months old. Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed in may twenty seventeen to investigate any links or coordination between Americans and the Russians who attacked the last US presidential election since that time the special counsel has charged six people close to President Donald Trump. That includes former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, his deputy, Rick gates, foreign policy advisor, George popadopoulos and national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Roger stone longtime political adviser to President Trump is fighting false statements and obstruction charges. The acting attorney general says he's been fully briefed on the investigation. And he says he's hoping to get a final report as soon as possible Carrie Johnson NPR news, Washington. The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on the state owned oil company of Venezuela. Move events Petkova coming as the US six to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the opposition. Here's Treasury Secretary. Steven Mnuchin today treasury took action against Venezuela's state owned oil company Pedrosa to help prevent the further diversion Venezuela's assets by former president Madero, the United States is holding accountable. Those responsible for Venezuela's tragic decline. Mnuchin says he does not expect US consumers to see higher prices at the pump as a result of the action against Venezuela, which will cost that country. Billions doors refused to link was power and recognize new. President one Guido who the administration is recognized as the country's legitimate leader five Houston. Police officers have been shot in an altercation with a suspect while serving a warrant at least one suspect has reportedly died more from NPR's Wade Goodwin. The shooting happened about five pm local time as officers from the narcotics division were serving a warrant. Three of the officers have reportedly been airlifted by helicopter to memorial Hermann hospital. There is as of yet no word on their condition. Although according to what officer on the scene one officer was shot in the face, another in the leg and the third in the arm. Wade goodwin. NPR news. Facebook says it's tightening up its requirements for political ads in the European Union ahead of block wide election scheduled for the spring giant social media company says it's part of the company's efforts to fight misinformation. Facebook says under terms of its new requirements political ad buyers. And we need to have their identities confirmed before they're able to place ads which will. Be placed in a public archive stock slumped today, David weaker earnings from two big companies have equipment maker, Caterpillar and chip maker and video the Dow was down two hundred eight points. The NASDAQ fell seventy nine points today. You're listening to NPR. The Federal Reserve says it intends to hold a conference this summer to discuss the effect of so-called stress testing for big banks the conference slated for July ninth in Boston. But look at the transparency and effectiveness of tests that look at how large banks will do in a financial crisis, some top fed officials have indicated they may be looking at considering changes to the current test where some banks have considered to be overly complicated. Hundreds of public debates are taking place Oliver France is that country looks for way out of the crisis. Brought on by the yellow vest movement and peers Eleanor busy attended a debate. In Paris and says it was so popular officials had to turn people away at the door. Almost a hundred people waiting in line to enter the town hall in Paris, his fifties on these mall had to be turned away because the debate rooms were filled to capacity. Many like retired math teacher justly Marlboro are counting on the two months of nationwide debates to calm tensions. We have problems to solve. And and I really believe we have to solve them with. Out all this violence that we have seen you know, this bust weeks. And I'm so glad now that we can have these debates just in in order to to explain to each other. You know, what would we feel president Emmanuel Macron has promised to take people's opinions and ideas into account when the debates end in mid March Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris, strong winter storm that includes frigid temperatures hitting the midwest and the northeast I'm state governors, wishing little time and requesting assistance. Wisconsin's governor Tony ears today. Signed a declaration directing all state agencies to assist. Emergency response is necessary. I'm Jack Speer. NPR news in Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine herbst. State officials around the country are preparing for the arrival of the new corona virus. Spending millions of dollars to organize medical facilities and supplies. And here's Wade. Goodwin has more in Florida governor. Ron Desanta said his state had no confirmed cases but pledged transparency if and when they do occur. Miami Dade public officials said education would continue with digital classes even if some schools have to be closed prophylactically to prevent spread of the contagion in San Antonio five diamond princess ship passengers are being treated by infectious disease specialists at Lackland Air Force Base in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Texas governor Greg. Abbott said state officials have been preparing for a cove in nineteen outbreak since last month. Wade Goodwin. Npr News Dallas. The trump administration is asking a federal court to block a Philadelphia nonprofit from opening a facility. Where people can use illegal drugs under medical supervision as NPR's Bobby Allen reports? The emergency motion follows the nonprofit winning a legal vow a victory rather allowing the group to launch the site. A. US District Judge Philadelphia. This week ruled that a controversial proposal from a nonprofit called safehouse does not violate federal. Drug Laws. The concept is known as a supervised injection site. Those struggling with addiction can bring opioids and other illegal drugs to us with medical staff nearby to prevent fatal overdoses advocates say it can save lives but the trump administration says it will encourage illegal drug use and so federal prosecutors are asking a court to prevent the site from opening while the government appeals. The facility would be the first such officially sanctioned injection site in the US but community resistance has been strong Bobby Allen NPR news. The fight for northern Syria has escalated dramatically in recent months at least thirty three. Turkish troops were killed by air strikes from the Syrian regime. Dirty claims to have killed many more Syrian forces. Npr's Lama Laurean has more Turkish state media quoted. The governor of Turkey's Thai province announcing the death Thursday. And what he said was a Syrian air strike. He said there were also soldiers in critical condition. Three Turkish troops were reported killed in another incident earlier. In the day Turkey security cabinet met late into the night. Turkey is a NATO member and state media said it had reached out to NATO secretary general and a call. Npr's Lama alario on Asian markets are following Wall Street lower at this hour. The Nikkei in Japan now three point two percent the Asia Dow down nearly two percent the Hang Seng in Hong Kong down one point eight percent on Wall Street. The Dow Lost One thousand one hundred ninety points. That's a drop of four point four percent. The Nasdaq was down. Four hundred fourteen points a drop a four point six percent yes five hundred down one hundred thirty seven points this is NPR opera singer Placido. Domingo is walking back and apology over allegations of sexual assault made by more than twenty women. Npr's Anastazia CEO. Lucas has more earlier this week. Un-american union representing opera performers said it had substantiated. What it called Placido Domingo's quote inappropriate activity. But after he said that he accepted full responsibility for his actions Domingo's started losing plan performances in his native Spain including one sponsored by the government on Thursday. The opera singer issued a statement saying that his earlier pudgy created what he called a false impression. He insisted quote. I have never behaved aggressively toward anyone and I have never done anything to obstruct or hurt anyone's career in any way. Demingo has stepped away from several Spanish performances and others have been cancelled honest as Zukas. Npr News New York mortgage rates fell again this week as concerns over the spreading corona virus pulled Wall Street sharply lower mortgage by Freddie. Mac says the average thirty year fixed rate note fell to three point. Four five percent a year ago stood at four point three five percent the average rate on a fifteen year loan slipped to two point. Nine five percents. Critical prices are trading lower and overnight Asian trading down one point four percent at forty six dollars. Forty two cents a barrel and again on Wall Street. All three major indices ended the day down more than four percent. The Dow Down One thousand one hundred and ninety points by the close Janine herbst and listening to NPR news from Washington.
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"Live from NPR news Washington on Jail Snyder former New York City Mayor. Mike Bloomberg may not be contesting. This weekend's caucuses in Nevada but he has qualified for tomorrow night's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas with this morning's release of the latest. Npr PBS Newshour. Marist poll Bloomberg has met the Democratic National Committee's polling requirements. Npr's Domenico Montanaro Bloomberg has spent more than three hundred million dollars on TV ads of his own money and those ads are everywhere and now that's boosted him into second place here he's got nineteen percent to sanders thirty one percent but you'll get to see the live version. Now we'll see how he's able to hold up on the debate stage in Berg's campaign says he's looking forward to the debate. He has skipped the early voting states to concentrate on the Super Tuesday. Primaries apple is lowering its quarterly sales for cast because of the new strain of Corona virus in China Impure Shannon Bond says the viruses slowing production in demand in that country. Apple makes its iphones in China and sells a lot of them to Chinese customers so the closure of factories and stores there has been a blow. We'll manufacturing plants have reopened. Apple says iphone production is ramping up more slowly than expected. That's putting a dent in supply and most of its forty two stores in China are still closed hurting demand for smartphones last month apple forecast sales between sixty three and sixty seven billion dollars. This quarter. It did not say by how much it expects to miss that. Target the tech giant's warning likely to raise concerns about other big companies that rely on manufacturing and consumers in China Shannon Bond. Npr News San Francisco head. The opening bell on Wall Street stock markets overseas are slipping amid worries about the impact of the new corona virus. A world's fifth largest bank. Hsbc said today that it expects to take a hit because of the outbreak as it announced plans to cut thirty five thousand jobs over the next three years as part of its restructuring. The boy scouts of America filed bankruptcy protection as faces a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by troop leaders and peers. Wade Goodwin reports Dallas. Hundreds of men former scouts have come forward to say they too were abused and the boy scouts. Insurance companies have refused to pay any claims saying the boy scouts of America knew they had an epidemic of sexual abuse but hit it from their insurers in a statement to NPR the BSA said. The Boy Scouts of America is working with experts and exploring all options available. So we can live up to our social and moral responsibility the national. Bsa has one point four billion dollars in assets while the independent local councils have around three point. Three billion dollars much of the valuable assets are prime real estate beautiful camps scattered throughout the country. Wade Goodwin. Npr News Dallas and this is NPR news. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to serve a second term. As Afghanistan's leader Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission has announced results from September's election saying Ghani received more than fifty percent of the vote. The results have been repeatedly delayed amid accusations of misconduct and problems with ballot-counting back in this country national headcount set to roll out to the entire country and just over three weeks in the US. Census Bureau is trying to encourage all communities of faith to participate in the upcoming twenty. Twenty cents impairs long reports on an event that set to get underway in about an hour. African Methodist Episcopal Buddhist Catholic Evangelical Jewish and Muslim Faith leaders are gathering at the National Cathedral in Washington. Dc They're meeting with Census Bureau officials who are trying to get a count of every person living in the US as required by the Constitution every ten years the number determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each day gets and guide the distribution of an estimated one point five trillion dollars a year in federal spending bureau officials. Say they're trying to avoid undercounted communities of color immigrants and other groups they hope houses of worship around the country will help convince members felt the census starting March twelfth when the count rules out nationwide some groups are planning to talk about the census during their services over the last weekend of March on long news Washington or casters expecting more heavy rain in parts of the south hit by flooding in the Mississippi capital of Jackson. The Pearl River appears to have crested authorities watching for more problems because of the expected rainfall. I'm Joel Snyder. Npr news from Washington.
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"This message comes from. NPR sponsor. Xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X.. By get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. The house impeachment inquiry into President Trump is approaching its next phase. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Lawmakers will have the opportunity to question witnesses during public hearings to begin Wednesday. US Ambassador to Ukraine. Bill Taylor there will be the leadoff witness on Wednesday house. Investigators will also question the assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. George Kent the inquiry will continue to focus on whether president trump used military aid as leverage to press the leader of Ukraine to investigate a political rival. NPR's Windsor Johnston former president. Jimmy Carter has been admitted to emory university hospital in Atlanta where he sent to undergo surgery to relieve pressure. Sure on his brain. A meal Moffitt from member station W. A. B. E. reports. The former president fell twice last month. The most recent accident came on October. Twenty the first in which Carter suffered a fractured pelvis. A statement from the Carter Center says the procedure is needed to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding. Due to those falls us. The center says Carter is in the hospital resting comfortably with his wife Rosalynn by his side at age ninety five Carter's lived longer than any former. US President he was in his hometown of plains Georgia just eight days ago teaching his regular Sunday school class for NPR news. I'm a meal MOFFITT. In Atlanta. The Federal Aviation Nation Administration is threatening to ground thirty eight pre-owned southwest airline jets. The carrier bought from other airlines because of inadequate maintenance and repair records Kurt's southwest had bought eight youth seven thirty sevens from sixteen different carriers. NPR's Wade Goodwin reports. Usually American carriers sell all their use planes overseas but beginning in two thousand and thirteen southwest airlines bought eighty-eight use seven thirty sevens from foreign airlines. But but last year at FAA Aviation Safety Inspector found discrepancies in the paperwork but his bosses at the agency nevertheless allowed southwest quest to continue flying the seven thirty sevens one contractor was accused of Dodd even translating foreign maintenance documents into English so that repairs could be evaluated. Southwest Airlines has promised to speed up its inspections of the aircraft in question and say the risk of continuing to fly. Jets is low Wade Wade Goodwin. NPR News Dallas. Israeli officials say their forces killed a top commander from the iranian-backed Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza. It's a strip Tuesday. They say the man carried out a series of cross-border attacks and was planning more Islamic Jihad. Says that the missile attack also killed the commander's wife and wounded some of their children. Shortly after the attack Palestinian militants large several rockets into Israel. There's no word on injuries or damage this is NPR New South Wales. Australia is under a week. Long state of emergency because of brushfires. Several fires have been burning for several days in the state. At least three people died and more than one hundred fifty homes have been destroyed. The fires are expected to worsen in the next few days because winds are expected to strengthen the Australian fire season started early this year after unusually warm and dry winter. Canadian singer Songwriter. Neil Young says his marijuana use has has stalled his application for us dual citizenship as the INCB chuck reports young says. He recently applied for dual citizenship. So he could vote in. Next year's Year's presidential election the seventy four year old young says. He passed one test in which he answered all the questions truthfully but was told he would have to do another test because of his admission of cannabis issues the doubt over his application comes after. US citizenship and immigration services issued an alert in April. It said that applicants who possess grow or distribute marijuana anna may lack good moral character several. US states have decriminalized marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes however it is still considered a controlled substance by American federal authorities over the past year several Canadians have been barred from entering the US because of marijuana use some of them for life for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter in Toronto. The private space companies space x launch. Sixty little satellites Monday. Part of the company's plan to provide global internet coverage SPACEX SPACEX is among several companies interested in providing broadband coverage worldwide especially in areas. where it might cost too much? I'm Nora Raum N._P._R. News.
NPR News: 09-27-2019 11PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum the House intelligence committee will hear from a key witness next week the inspector general for the intelligence community and what will essentially marked the beginning of impeachment hearings as NPR's Tamra Keith reports the Inspector General Michael Atkinson conducted under preliminary investigation into whistle blower complaint made public earlier this week the House intelligence committee will hold a closed-door briefing with Atkinson next Friday his preliminary. Mary investigation found the whistleblowers allegations to be credible and urgent among those allegations that president trump asked the president of Ukraine to look into a political rival Joe Burden while at the same time blocking military aid and other funding from being delivered to the country trump insists he did nothing wrong. Intelligence Committee Chairman Airman Adam Schiff says the hearing will be critical to establish additional details leads and evidence meanwhile over the next two weeks. House committees have scheduled depositions positions about president trump and Ukraine with five State Department officials Timbre Keith. NPR News in Dallas Former police officer Amber Geiger outstanding murder trial today telling jurors who is frightened for her life when she shot her upstairs neighbor in his apartment. Geiger says she entered both John's apartment by mistake. NPR's Wade Goodwin reports amber geiger broke down in tears as she testified to her remorse for killing twenty six year old both John. The thirty one year old former officer told the jury she's asked for God's forgiveness and never imagined she'd kill innocent man on cross examination Geiger or agreed she'd shot to kill and conceded that she didn't attempt proper life saving measures afterwards when informed that police procedure dictates that a solitary officer officer take cover and call for backup in that situation she replied all she could think of was going inside and challenging the man she mistakenly believed was. There's an intruder. She drew her weapon and seconds later. John Lay dying shot through the heart Wade Goodwin. NPR News Dallas they European Union is threatening economic sanctions against the government of Venezuela. If President Nicolas Maduro does not agree to hold new elections TERI Schultz reports the EU has also so put travel bans and asset freezes on seven security and intelligence officers suspected of taking part in the abduction and torture of a navy officer who died in state custody you foreign policy. Federica Marini has been actively involved in unsuccessful efforts to get Venezuela's president to agree to a peaceful transition of power the US has been pushing the E. U. To get tougher and now Mobile Rini is warning that sanctions could be on the way without swift progress to help with Venezuela's humanitarian carrion crisis Brussels will host donor's conference with the UN next month and Teri Schultz reporting from Brussels this is NPR news in Hong Kong. Thousands rallied harbourside in front of central government offices in a show of solidarity with arrested protesters is set the stage for a weekend of demonstrations leading up the October first seventieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China Hong Kong leader Carrie. Lam in the first open dialogue Doug was citizens. Yesterday said she would not see to president's demands protesters demands for an independent inquiry into police action. NPR's Julie McCarthy was tonight's rally where protesters called for just that there is a group of elderly Hong Kong residents who are out in organized Organiz on behalf of these young protesters. They're out here telling people about visits that they have made to prisons and jails and they also recount how protesters tell them they are frightened that they may end up in one of these remote places on the Chinese border. There is now a fear that people are going to be transferred to a facility inside China that is the level of suspicion that is now taking hold here in Hong Hall Julie McCarthy. NPR News marches were held around the world again this week to urge governments do more to fight climate change sixteen year old Swedish activist Greta the tune Burg attended a rally in Montreal. She said adults who mocked children who are active in the movement. Such as president trump may be threatened that children become too loud for people the handle so people try to silence them to. Burg says that the children should take that as a compliment. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R. News in Washington.
NPR News: 03-21-2020 9PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst vice president. Mike Pence's office says both he and his wife tested negative for the Corona virus today this week. A member of his staff tested positive. Meanwhile New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says. His state is now testing for the virus at a rate per capita that surpasses any other state or nation in the world and Wade Goodwin has more New York state as before more than forty five thousand corona virus tests nearly twice the number of California and Washington. State Governor Cuomo announced. This is helping the York to track the virus county by county and direct healthcare treatment equipment to where it's needed. New York has more than ten thousand cases six thousand of which are not surprisingly in New York City that is many times more than California and Washington state combined reflecting. New York's rate of testing Cuomo announced the state had located and purchased six thousand new ventilators from around the world the search continues because he indicated he needs at least twenty four thousand more Wade Goodwin. Npr News and several clinics in south Florida are also testing for the corona virus as cave on Antonio Dairy reports. Miami Dade County had more than one hundred ten confirmed cases. Broward County had more than one hundred twenty. Getting tested for Corona virus has been difficult but in south Florida where some drive-thru clinics have been set up quickly. The testing sites are drawing crowds in pariah near Miami community. Health CLINIC HAS TESTED OVER. One hundred and seventy people and screen. More than seven hundred spokesperson. Tiffany Helberg said low income patients undocumented. Immigrants are constituencies being helped. We don't care whether you have documentation. We don't care if you have insurance. We don't care if you have money. Our mission is to take care of the community. Regardless of circumstances testing will be expanded to more areas next week for NPR news. I'm cave on Antonio Heydari in Miami in Italy. The number of confirmed cases continues to soar to more than fifty three thousand. Npr Silvio Pohjola reports. Italian officials are warning to many citizens are disregarding the lockdown measures in what has become a grim daily ritual the Civil Protection Agency announced the virus. Death toll has risen by nearly eight hundred to a total of four thousand eight hundred twenty five. That's the largest daily rise since the outbreak was revealed a month ago on Thursday. Italy overtook China with the largest number of deaths from the epidemic health minister. Bechtel's Baraza Peel to Italians to follow the rules. Which would have been further tightened? All Parks and playgrounds closed and people are forbidden to travel to weekend homes Friday through Monday. The chief of the National Health Institute Senior Fellow warranted it is the flouting of the rules that produces the latest nefarious body counts so people jolie. Npr News Rome and you're listening to NPR news from Washington reproductive rights groups want Ohio's attorney general to consider abortions as an essential service this after the state's attorney general order. Clint it's to stop providing the procedure to preserve the limited supply of medical personnel and equipment because of the pandemic but abortion rights group naval says Republican leaders in the state are using the virus to restrict access to abortion procedures. Television shows are stepping up to help with a pandemic by donating medical supplies to hospitals. That need them. Npr's Neda Ulaby has more on medical dramas like greys anatomy masks gowns and gloves or props long enough to watch your friend tanker vow. How what reason. Outta me and other shows are turning over their supplies of real equipment to hospitals anticipating shortages. None of these television shows are now in production so stationed nineteen another drama from. Abc about firefighters has donated its stock invaluable n ninety five masks to a local fire department and the Fox show the resident which films in Atlanta has donated masks and other protective equipment to a hospital where doctors were worried about supplies running low. Netto Ulaby. Npr News North Korea has conducted another weapons test. South Korea's military says the north fired two projectiles earlier today that appeared to be sure range ballistic missiles. Meanwhile North Korea's state media is reporting that President Trump said a Leonard to Kim. Jong own saying he wanted the two to cooperate on fighting the pandemic. There's been no progress between the two men since they met in their third summit last July this is NPR.
NPR News: 02-18-2020 1PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi sang the federal judge overseeing the criminal case of Roger Stone President Trump's longtime political ally has ruled it. Sentencing will proceed Thursday judge. Amy Berman Jackson will also consider stones request for retrial. Stone was convicted in connection with his role as an intermediary between the trump campaign and wikileaks in two thousand sixteen. The charges included witness tampering lying to Congress and obstruction federal prosecutors had recommended seven nine years the Justice Department later overrule that after President trump protests of the recommendation the Justice Department has filed a motion to oppose a new trial in the stone case there will be a new face on the Democratic presidential debate. Stage come tomorrow night former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified to spar with his rivals in Las Vegas for the first time since entering the race. Npr's Windsor Johnson reports new NPR PBS. Newshour Ramirez poll put support for. The billionaire turned politician at nineteen percent. Bloomberg is second in the NPR Harris poll behind Vermont. Senator Bernie Sanders. Well AHEAD WITH THIRTY ONE PERCENT OF SUPPORT. Bloomberg standing in the polls improved after he spent more than three hundred fifty million dollars of his own money on campaign ads. He set joined five other Democratic presidential contenders on stage tomorrow night including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden. Npr's Windsor Johnston reporting the boy. Scouts OF AMERICA FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY. One of the country's largest youth organisations is now seeking chapter eleven protection as it faces surging. Legal costs defending itself against sexual abuse lawsuits. Npr's Wade Goodwin has more boy. Scouts of America filed in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware decades of concealing troop leaders alleged sexual assaults has put the organization in jeopardy testimony in court. Put the number of troop leaders who molested scouts. Nearly eight thousand the BS. A announced the filing would allow them to create a victim's compensation fund while attempting to shield the two hundred and sixty one independent local boy scout councils which hold the bulk of the wealth. The National Boy Scouts and the independent local councils hold billions in assets. Much of that is valuable camp land scattered across the country. Wade Goodwin. Npr News Dallas. The trump administration is taking new steps to accelerate the construction of a wall on the US border with Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security says that means such requirements says. Open competition receipt of all bonding from a contractor. Before work can begin will be waived. It says the move will speed up work on one hundred seventy seven miles of wall in Texas New Mexico Arizona and California. Us stocks have been falling today with the dow down sharply this is NPR news. The the trump administration is imposing new sanctions affecting Rosneft the Russian state controlled oil company. Npr's Frank O. Or donets reports. Rosneft brokerage firm is accused of helping Venezuela's Mobuto government skirt. Us Sanctions Senior Administration Officials. Say they are also placing sanctions against Ross. Neff trading's president. Ddr Casa Meteo Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo tweeted that the sanctions cut off Venezuelan president. Nicolas Maduro main lifeline to evade. Us sanctions on Venezuela's oil sector. He added that anyone who props up the quote corrupt regime in Cacus will be held accountable. A senior administration official said President. Trump cleared the sanctions. Himself officials said they were confident that the action would not impact oil markets but warned that anyone doing business with Rosneft trading would be subject to US sanctions Franco or DONAS NPR news. The Associated Press is reporting that a Venezuelan teen has been forced to return to Mexico alone after she was unable to convince. Us officials at she was escaping political repression and violence and according to the AP her father was allowed to enter the US under similar claims. H SBC EUROPE'S LARGEST BANK WILL CUT THIRTY FIVE. Thousand jobs reportedly move being one of the biggest changes in the years. Four this firm which is based in London but makes most of its money in Asia. Us stocks sharply lower at last glance at Dow was down more than two hundred points this is NPR news.
NPR News: 08-05-2020 10PM ET
"Live, from NPR news I'm Jack Speer investigators in Beirut Lebanon. Focusing on a warehouse storing highly explosive fertilizers. The cause of a massive explosion that flattened building blew out windows and left at least one hundred and thirty, five people dead and five thousand injured their report at home. Z. Is in Beirut and says, the material appears to have been at the waterfront warehouse for years they've known about dangerous material since about two thousand fourteen, it's thought that it was brought in by a cargo ship that was impounded at the time which was carrying the same material. And the government has arrested some port workers. They say that whoever caused, it will pay a price and that there's going to be accountability and even though we don't know what actually ended the explosion and it's being looked at as an accident, it seems that it may have been caused by negligence by officials supporter homes, Lebanon his appeal for international help to deal with the aftermath of the explosion yesterday, which left a significant portion of the Lebanese capital. Damaged facebook has removed a post from president trump for making false claims about the corona virus NPR Shannon bond reports. It's one of the first instances which the social network has cracked down on the president. The Post on President Trump's personal facebook page included a clip from a Fox News interview in it. The president said schools should reopen because children are quote almost immune from this disease facebook says the post violated its policies against harmful misinformation about covid nineteen research has shown that well, children tend to get infected with the coronavirus less often have milder symptoms than adults kids can still contract it, which means they can spread it to others and Some children have gotten seriously ill and even died facebook generally takes a hands off approach to post from political figures with few exceptions. June. It removed trump campaign ads that used a Nazi symbol, Shannon Bond, NPR News San Francisco. The city of Portland says finds over the security fence erected by federal authorities earlier last month outside the courthouse in downtown. Portland have taught more than half a million dollars or in public broadcasting's Conrad Wilson as more. A letter sent Monday to the General Services Administration says, the fines will increase by nearly fifty thousand dollars every day the fence stays up Portland officials say the fences blocking bike lane and the federal government has an applied for permits. The fight over the fence is the latest dust up between federal law enforcement and the city over the protests. Last month Portland Council Ban City, police officers from. Communicating. With federal law enforcement move the police say creates dangerous environment during crowd control actions protests outside the federal courthouse has dwindled in recent days. But continued elsewhere in the city for NPR news I'm Conrad Wilson in Portland. There's strong session on Wall Street today. The Dow was up three, hundred, seventy, three points the Nasdaq, rose fifty seven points the SNP game twenty one points today this is NPR. The State of Virginia is out with a smartphone APP. It says will automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the corona virus. It's the first US state to use the new technology created by apple and Google dubbed the covid wise APP it's available on the tech giant's APP stores today number of European countries have already rolled out apps using similar technology. In taxes five republican state legislators are suing fellow. Republican Governor Greg Abbott NPR's Wade Goodwin explains they legend the governor exceeded his powers awarding nearly three hundred million dollar covert nineteen contract tracing contract to a small North Texas firm. The lawsuit was filed by five of the legislatures most conservative leaders. It concerns the way in which the state's contact tracing contract was vetted and awarded to a little known firm but it is also representative of General Republican unhappiness with some of governor abbots recent pandemic decisions, specifically abbots order requiring Texans to where masks and. Indoor public spaces and restricting outdoor gatherings to no more than ten people. The governor's orders have chafed some in both the rank and file and leadership. The lawsuit calls for the contact tracing contract to be voided Wade Goodwin NPR News Dallas facebook on instagram hoping to give the popular video APP Tiktok run for its money with new video feature of its own called instagram reels feature lets users recorded added fifteen second videos with audio and visual effects. Users will be able to share those videos with their followers on Instagram I'm Jack Speer NPR news.