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Senate Votes to Advance Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal
"President Biden in a bipartisan group of senators finalize key parts of the bill, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Senate Democrats are also working to pass a separate, much larger package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he's moving forward with a two track strategy to pass the largest infrastructure package. In decades. The first track is the bipartisan bill focused on traditional brick and mortar infrastructure projects. The second track is a budget reconciliation bill where Democrats will make historic investments in American jobs, American families and efforts to fight climate change. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned that she won't bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the floor until the Senate delivers the larger $3.5 trillion spending plan. Senate Democrats are expected to pass it by using a budget maneuver that would not require any support from Republicans. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington President Biden today called on Americans to follow the latest guidance on mask wearing and also urged people to
Biden Proposes $1.7 Trillion Infrastructure Counteroffer to GOP
"Say Major differences remain with the White House over President Biden's major infrastructure plan. Despite a compromise proposal, MPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the Biden administration has cut the overall price tag of its infrastructure package to $1.7 trillion White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the new numbers more closely aligned with Senate Republicans requests. This proposal exhibits a willingness to come down in size will also staying firm in areas that are most vital to rebuilding our infrastructure and industries of the future. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said Republicans could support a package up to $800 billion He also says Biden's plan to roll back Trump era tax cuts is where Republicans draw the line. Windsor Johnston.
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"That unless we can find a way to take it back, it's gonna make us pay a steep price down the road. The whole hall camp in northeast Syria's home to tens of thousands of displaced people. Marine General Mackenzie says all nations need to repatriate their citizens de radicalize them and re integrate them. Congressional Republicans say major differences remain with the White House over President Biden's major infrastructure plan, despite the president's offer to reduce the scope and cost of the proposal. MPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The Democrats counter offer would cut money for roads, bridges and other major projects. The Biden administration has cut the overall price tag of its infrastructure package to $1.7 Trillion about $500 billion less than AWAS. White House Press secretary Jen Psaki says the new numbers more closely aligned with Senate Republicans requests. In our view, this is the art I should say of seeking common ground. Proposal exhibits a willingness to come down in size will also staying firm in areas that are most vital to rebuilding our infrastructure and industries of the future. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said Republicans could support a package up to $800 billion. He also says Biden's plan to roll back Trump era tax cuts is where Republicans draw the line. Windsor Johnston. NPR news This is NPR. Welcome to medical Discovery News. I'm Dr David Diesel. And I'm Dr Norbert her sod. Just before covert. I was at my favorite restaurant, and.
White House Makes $1.7 Trillion Infrastructure Counteroffer
"The biden administration has shrunk its infrastructure proposal in a bid to find common ground with republicans but as npr's windsor johnston reports. The two sides remain far apart. The biden administration has presented congressional republicans with point seven. Trillion dollar counterproposal. About five hundred billion dollars. Less than its original offer. White house press secretary. Jen psaki says the proposal exhibits the administration's willingness to come down in size. It does so largely by cutting from areas where there is bipartisan. Consensus republicans have argued that the bill is too broad and too costly. npr's windsor
Biden Applauds Gaza Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel and Hamas
"Jack's fear. President Biden is praising the ceasefire reach between Israel and Hamas, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The agreement comes after nearly two weeks of fierce exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes that killed more than 200 people. President Biden is crediting the Egyptian government which helped mediate the ceasefire. I extend my sincere gratitude to President Sisi The senior Egyptian officials who played such a critical role in this diplomacy. Also priest appreciate the contributions of other parties in the region who have been engaged in working toward the end of hostilities. President Biden on Wednesday stepped up the pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to put an end to the violence. Biting also spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Both sides have warned that they could resume attacks if the
Biden, Suga Meetings Set to Focus on China
"House today. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This will be Biden's first face to face meeting with a foreign leader since taking office. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says growing tensions with China is expected to be a key focal point of today's meeting between President Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka. Our approach to China And our shared coordination and cooperation on that front will be part of the discussion, as will our joint commitment to the denuclearization of North Korea. Security will be a prominent issue of regional security, The corona virus, pandemic trade and climate change will also likely figure high on the agenda. In addition, the Japanese prime minister is expected to invite President Biden to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington The
Officer Billy Evans Mourned at The Capitol
"Been honored in a ceremony at the. Us capitol rotunda as npr's windsor. Johnston reports evans was killed during an attack outside the us capitol earlier. This month house speaker. Nancy pelosi was among those gathered around. The flag draped casket of capital police. Officer billy evans. She called him a martyr. For the nation's democracy president biden was also in attendance and offering his condolences to the officers. Family biting called evans. A hero.
Alibaba Faces $2.8 Billion Fine From Chinese Regulators
"Alibaba has been slapped with a nearly $3 billion fine for anticompetitive behavior. Chinese regulators say the company violated anti monopoly rules and abused its dominant market position. Windsor Johnston. NPR
Biden says the war against Covid "is far from won"
"President Biden says the war against Covert 19 is far from one, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The president's warning comes as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. More than two dozen states is new strains of the virus emerge in an effort to speed up the pace of vaccinations. President Biden says 90% of all adults in the U. S will be eligible to get vaccinated by April 19th. He also announced plans to increase the number of pharmacies in the federal vaccination program from 17,000 to nearly 40,000. I'm directing my covert team. I was sure there is a vaccine site within five miles of 90% of all Americans By April, the 19th. The president is pushing to have 200 million vaccines administered within his 1st 100 days in office, double the amount of his
White House mulls executive action on gun control as legislation stalls in Senate
"And Wilmington, Delaware as he weighs whether to take executive action on Gun control. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, Biden and several congressional Democrats are renewing their push for stricter measures following the mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia. President Biden is ramping up the pressure on the Senate to take up two measures passed by the House that would strengthen and expand background checks for gun sales. The legislation faces an uphill climb in the deeply divided chamber. It would need the support of at least 10 Republicans to overcome a filibuster. It's also received some pushback from some moderate Senate Democrats. The White House on Friday said Biden is prepared to take executive action to tighten gun control measures. Press secretary Jen Psaki did not offer an exact time frame on when those orders would move off of the president's desk. Windsor Johnston. NPR
House Judiciary holds hearing on anti-Asian American violence
"Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today to address the rise of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more. The panel is looking at ways to prevent hate crimes against Asian Americans. Some lawmakers are proposing legislation designed to improve hate crime reporting. And establishing and national day to speak out against anti Asian American hate. Racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans have surged since the outbreak of the Corona virus, which experts believe originated in
Schumer says 'everything is on the table' to pass voting rights legislation in Senate
"Democrat in the U. S. Senate, is pushing to advance legislation that would strengthen voting rights as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports before the People Act also aims to enhance government ethics and reduce the influence of money and politics. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the measure would work to counter act voter suppression. He pointed to Republican sponsored bills that have been introduced in more than three dozen states that restrict ballot access, Schumer says everything is on the table to pass the legislation. But it faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where it would need the support of at least 10 Republicans to defeat a filibuster.
Biden heads to Pennsylvania to tout $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan
"Washington President Biden and members of his administration are born storming the nation to highlight details of his American rescue plan. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports that Biden focused on the benefits of the sweeping package. During a stop in the King Swing state of Pennsylvania president Biding kicked off his nationwide tour at a minority owned flooring company just outside of Philadelphia. A massive relief bill includes billions of dollars and low interest loans for small businesses that have been struggling to make payroll during the pandemic. Biden has promised that the additional spending will create more jobs and pump billions of dollars into state and local
Biden promises 100 million COVID-19 shots and 100 million stimulus checks in the next 10 days
"President Biden is still promoting the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that he signed into law last week. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports that Biden is scheduled to kick off a national tour starting Tuesday to highlight details of his plan. In a speech from the White House, President Biden said his administration will reach two giant goals in the next 10 days. 100 million covert vaccine doses and 100 million relief checks distributed to the public. Biden and Vice President Kamila Harris will crisscross the nation in the coming weeks to talk up the details of the massive spending package, which includes billions of dollars in additional funding for vaccine
Biden embarking on 'Help is Here' tour to tout COVID relief bill's benefits
"President Kamila Harris planning to hit the road next week. They're set to kick off a nationwide tour to tell that to the specifics of the administration's coronavirus relief packages, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Friday, President Biden said the implementation of the legislation will be critical in the months ahead. The devil's in the details. It's one thing to pass the American rescue plan. It's gonna be another thing to implement it. It's gonna require first idiots oversight. Make sure there's no waste of fraud. The law does what is designed to do and I mean it. Fighting will begin his nationwide tour in Delaware County on Tuesday, a suburb of Philadelphia that was key to his victory in Pennsylvania Vice President Kamila Harris will travel Monday to Nevada, another key swing state. Stops her expected to be the first of several in the coming weeks. Windsor Johnston.
Congress passes $1.9T Covid relief bill, with $1,400 checks, in major win for Biden
"President Biden will address the nation tonight to mark one year since the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Corona virus to be a pandemic. NPR's Windsor, Johnston says. Biden's speech comes a day after Congress finalized Biden's nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. The massive legislative package includes another round of stimulus checks for Americans who qualify additional federal aid for state and local governments and more funding for vaccine distribution. It also extends extra weekly unemployment benefits, which were set to expire on Sunday. Biden is expected to sign that package
Merrick Garland is the U.S. attorney general; here's why the role can get controversial
"Binds nominee for Attorney General NPR's Windsor Johnson reports the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland past the chamber with bipartisan support as attorney general Merritt Garland is expected to face a number of challenges early on, he may have to decide whether to investigate and potentially prosecute former President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly attack on the U. S Capitol building. He's also taking the reins amid a Justice Department investigation of President Biden's son Hunter. During his confirmation hearings, Garland pledged that he would fight any effort to make prosecutions or investigations. Partisan or political. MPR's Windsor Johnston,
Biden criticizes states for lifting mask mandates
"Biden is taking aim it states that have lifted mask mandates in recent days, calling it a big mistake. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Biden's comments come a day after several states including Texas and Mississippi, announced rollbacks in Corona virus restrictions, calling it Neanderthal thinking. President Biden says it's unwise to lift mask mandates. As the U. S gets closer to being able to vaccinate all adults. I hope everybody realized by now He's masked make a difference way are on the cost of being able of fundamentally change the nature of this disease because the way which were able to get vaccines and people's arms, the White House coronavirus task Force is urging Americans to continue wearing masks in public, even if state governors choose toe lift those restrictions that also recommends wearing a mask even after being vaccinated. It's unclear whether a person who's been fully vaccinated can still spread the virus.
House aims to pass COVID-19 relief bill within two weeks
"Senate Democrats say they're hoping to get President Biden's coronavirus relief package through Congress within two weeks. That's one expanded unemployment benefits for millions of Americans are set to expire. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more. The Senate bill is expected to look a little different than the House measure. It will not include a provision that would have gradually raised the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Democrats have also scrapped a last minute alternative a tax penalty for corporations that do not increase wages on their own. The measure does include another round of stimulus checks for Americans who qualify and an extension of extra weekly unemployment benefits. The White House says. Biden plans to speak with Senate Democrats this
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"Windsor Johnston, the music industry is remembering a Motown legend. Mary Wilson, one of the founders of the Supremes, has died at the age of 76, known as the Sweethearts of Motown. The group helped pave the way for black and female artists in the 19 sixties with 12 number one hits, the Supremes were one of the most successful acts of that decade. Security is tight on Capitol Hill this morning as thean impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump gets underway. MPR's Giles Snyder reports, the cost of stepped up security efforts is falling on taxpayers. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters at the total cost of keeping National Guard troops in Washington D C through mid March will approach $500 Billion.284 million of that is for personnel and 199 million of that is for operations and that gets us Through March 15th that concept. Smit includes the initial deployment of nearly 26,000 guard troops to help protect president binds inauguration after the capital was stormed by a violent pro trump mob. Several 1000 guard troops remain patrolling the new fencing around the capital that the acting Capitol Police chief recommends be made permanent TRIAL. Snyder NPR NEWS This is NPR news in Washington. Scientists from the Health World Organization are joining their Chinese counterparts to present findings from a two week investigation into Wuhan. That's the Chinese city where the Corona virus was first discovered. MPR's Emily Fang reports, the team has more questions than answers. Dr Peter Benton. Barak led the W H O team, he said Juan in a seafood market, in one was a major transmission cluster early on, but it was still unclear how the virus jumped to humans and made its way to that market. Bark shares one of the group's hypotheses, in particular, meaning the potential for food frozen product in particular acting as the surface for the transmission of the virus. The team also sample tens of thousands of Chinese genetic and blood samples from 2019 and found the pandemic life. He began in China that December. Chinese scientist, Dr Leana Wen Yan, who was on the joint mission says it is not clear the first case of the Corona virus even occurred at Wanna a theory. Chinese officials of actively promoted Emily saying. NPR NEWS Beijing demonstrators and Myanmar are defying in order that bans protests and have taken to the streets blasting the military's takeover of the government. Protestors are demanding that power be restored to the depos civilian government and are seeking freedom for the nation's ousted leader on Sans Souci. She's been detained since the military took over more than a week ago. This is NPR news. On this Tuesday. You are listening to KCRW. I'm Cherry Glaser. Good toe happy here. Well, as you just heard from NPR, Mary Wilson of founding member of the Supremes has died. Coming up. We'll look back at her career and her impact on the world of pop music. Checking out those Tuesday morning Freeway.
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"AM a 20. NPR News and the New York conversation Live from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, the music industry is remembering a Motown legend. Mary Wilson, one of the founders of the Supremes, has died at the age of 76, known as the Sweethearts of Motown. The group helped pave the way for black and female artists in the 19 sixties. With 12 number one hits, the Supremes were one of the most successful acts of that decade. Security is tight on Capitol Hill this morning as thean impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump gets underway. NPR's Giles Snyder reports, The cost of stepped up security efforts is falling on taxpayers. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the total cost of keeping National Guard troops in Washington D C through mid March will approach $500 Billion.284 million of that eyes for personnel and 199 million of that is for operations and that gets us Through March 15th that concept. Smit includes the initial deployment of nearly 26,000 guard troops to help protect president binds inauguration after the capital was stormed by a violent pro trump mob. Several 1000 guard troops remain patrolling the new fencing around the capital that the acting Capitol Police chief recommends be made permanent TRIAL. Snyder NPR NEWS This is NPR news in Washington. This is w When I see in New York it's a 32. Good morning. I'm David 1st 29 degrees now going up to 36 today, a mix of snow and rain. Founder of one of New York City's largest homeless shelter operators, has been fired following multiple sexual abuse accusations and allegations he used the organization for Personal Benefit. The board of directors of the Bronx parent Housing Network, said in a statement that Victor Rivera has been dismissed. The New York Times reported that Rivera had been accused of sexual assault or harassment by at least 10 women. He also allegedly hired relatives and sent contracts to close associates. Rivera has denied the allegations to the Times. Low income families who have had trouble affording funeral and burial costs for relatives who died from covert 19 will be eligible for reimbursement from the federal government. Congresswoman Alexandria, A Costco. Cortez announced the launch of the program and an event in Queens yesterday when blacks around and working class.
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"Life from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says the U. S supply of vaccines for covert 19 are expected to increase in the next several months. MPR's Maria Godoy reports. Dr. Anthony Fauci also says immunization rates are on track to increase as the Biden administration works to speed up distribution. Piece of vaccinations has been rising steadily since December. The U. S is now vaccinating 1.4 million people a day on average, but vaccine distribution efforts have faced setbacks, including supply shortages. Speaking on meet the press on Sunday, Fauci acknowledged the problems so far. So even though there's a clear clear discrepancy between this demand in the supply that will get better. As we get through February and into March, Fauci says he expects an increase in supply of both currently approved vaccines as well as new vaccines, such as the one from Johnson and Johnson, which has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization. Marieke A doy NPR news, health officials and the Democratic Republic of Congo are reporting and new death from Ebola's three months after the country declared an end to the previous outbreak. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports the woman's death is raising new fears of additional cases in the African nation. This potentially could be the start of another rebel a outbreak in a region that has had multiple outbreaks in the past. The most recent outbreak in this eastern part of the DRC ended in June of 2020, but it was the second largest outbreak ever recorded. There were 3481 cases in 2299 deaths. And so there's great concern that another health crisis might be coming in this part of the DRC. That's NPR's Jason Beaubien reporting. Quarterback Tom Brady has won his seventh Super Bowl title. NPR's Tom Goldman reports. Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past the Kansas City Chiefs 31 to 9 last night. Kansas City was a slight favorite going into the game. So it's a surprise Tampa Bay one, It's a shock. The Buccaneers dominated a chief's team that's been a cut above the rest of the NFL the last few years, Tom Brady deservedly will get the attention for another Super Bowl trophy. He threw three touchdown passes and ran the Tampa Bay offense masterfully. But the Bucks defense decided this game, shutting down previously unstoppable quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his many offensive weapons. Mahomes. Usual mobility was limited by a toe injury, and the offensive line that protects him was missing. Two starters, the Bucks defense took full advantage and put my homes under constant pressure. It was his first double digit loss in the NFL in Tampa Bay's second Super Bowl title. Tom Goldman. NPR NEWS You're listening to NPR news in Washington. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges. Today was his second appearance in a Jerusalem court since his child began in May. He's facing charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery. The Eiffel Tower is getting a face lift as it remains closed during the Corona virus pandemic. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports, the landmark will be repainted in a distinctly golden hue ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Not only will the 19 previous coats of paint be removed, but the iconic monument will also lose the signature Eiffel Tower Brown it has sported since 1968. Renovation job for the 1063 FT tower, with its 18,000 metal pieces, held together by 2.5 million rivets will cost an estimated $60 million workers will have to take strict protocols to strip away the old layers of paint because of the heavy presence of lead. Latour High fell receives a new coat of paint every seven years, not only to maintain its looks but to protect its metallic structure from wind, rain, sun and pollution. Revamp, which actually began in 2019 will be the most extensive in the towers. 132 year history. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR News PARIS Stocks Across Asia traded mostly higher today, Japan's Nikkei average briefly hit a three decade high on increasing optimism about the global economic outlook. Shares in Australia and China also rose while falling in South Korea. This is NPR.
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"News is next. Lie from NPR News on Korver Coleman Last evening, the House transmitted to the U. S Senate and article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Senators will be sworn in today as jurors in the impeachment trial. The Senate trial is scheduled to get underway the week of February. 8th giving House impeachment managers and the former president's legal team about two weeks to prepare it would take a two thirds majority of the Senate to convict Trump, who's charged with inciting an insurrection. If Trump is convicted, a separate vote could bar him from holding public office again. NPR's winter Johnston reporting The Senate has overwhelmingly voted to confirm Janet Yellen as the next Treasury secretary. She will be sworn into office later today by Vice President Harris. Also later today, the Senate is expected to take its confirmation vote on Tony Blinken to be the next secretary of state. And a Senate committee is set to open a confirmation hearing for President Biden's nominee to be Commerce secretary. That's Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo. Minnesota health officials say they have identified a person infected with a highly contagious version of the Corona virus that's from Brazil. As NPR's Michaleen Duke left reports. This is the first case of this variant detected in the U. S. A new variant is called Pete at one, and it's currently causing a massive research in Cove in 19 cases in the Amazon city of Manaus. Scientists have been concerned about this variant because it contains a cluster of worrying mutations. Some of them increase the viruses transmissibility, making it spread more quickly. Others help the virus evade the body's immune system. Specifically, anybody's made against order versions of the virus might not work as well against this new variant. This could make it easier for people to get over 19 a second time, and it could also decrease the efficacy of vaccines. My clean Do Cliff NPR NEWS, The U. N secretary general is warning against a world that's divided into two between the United States and China. Antonio Good Cherish, told the virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum that both countries have different trade rules and different geo political strategies. Linda for Sumo has more. U N Secretary General Antonio could terrorist warned of quote global fragilities in climate, biodiversity, geopolitical divides and cyberspace as well as growing risks of chemical and nuclear proliferation. And he expressed fear about the possibility of what he called the great fracture with the world splitting into with the two largest economies, those of the U. S and China going their separate waves, the U. N chief called on businesses to help play a key role in the cove. It 19 recovery. And take action to reach net zero emissions by 2015 for NPR News and land of solo in New York. You're listening to NPR news. Some of this year's Super Bowl ads will look different than in the past. Many major advertisers have dropped out, so you won't be seeing Coke, Pepsi or Budweiser commercials during the game. As NPR's Eva testify, reports Anheuser Busch says it will donate money instead toward vaccination campaigns..
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"They just trusted election results with no proof. Also demonstrations in Moscow calling for the release of Alexey Navalny. Howard Bryant recalls the extraordinary life and times of Henry Aaron from segregated Mobile, Alabama to the Hall of Fame. The campaign in New York. Convince skeptics to get tested and vaccinated for covert. Kaleem Rotarian East Harlem, says our castle, New Yorkers, especially minorities. Tell my mother and my brother as well as his test that you got to continue to take first we have our newscast Today is Saturday, January 23rd 2021. Live from NPR News. I'm Giles Snyder. The Peabody Award winning broadcaster Larry King has died, according to a statement on his Twitter feed. He was 87 years old. Of London, reports a king interviewed seemingly everyone in a career that spanned more than 60 years with his suspenders in deep voice tinged with a Brooklyn accent. Larry King spoke with presidents, world leaders, celebrities, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes, he told Podcaster Jesse Thorn in 2017, always engrossed in the guest. My curiosity is still insatiable. King began his career is a DJ in Miami. Then, in the 19 seventies, he had a popular overnight talk show on national radio 1985 Ted Turner hired King to do a nightly TV interview program on his relatively new network. CNN King stayed for 25 years. After he left. CNN King moved onto streaming video for NPR news. I'm Jeff Lunden in New York. Capitol Hill. Now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has agreed to delay the start of the impeachment trial of former President Trump. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports The House Wilson the case to the Senate on Monday, where a trial is expected to begin the week of February. 8th Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had been pushing to postpone the trial in order to give Trump's legal team more time to mount their defense. Speaking from the White House on Friday, President Biden said a delay would free up the Senate to confirm his Cabinet nominees. More time. We have to get up and running to meet these crises. The better. Trump is charged with inciting and insurrection after his supporters attacked the U. S Capitol building their rage fueled by his lies about a stolen election. If convicted by the Senate, Trump could be barred from public office for Good. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington continues to be a major gulf between how many covert 19 vaccine doses have gone to states. And the number of people who actually have gotten vaccinated. The CDC reports. Only about 50% of the available shots have been given so far as will stone reports. It's a confusing national picture, with governors in some states like West Virginia, Georgia and New York, clamoring for more supplies, and many who oversee vaccine distribution. Say they still don't know week to week exactly what the beginning Meanwhile, more than half of states have now opened up vaccine eligibility to people over 65. Jennifer Nuzzo is at Johns Hopkins University. We're going to have to shift at least in part away from this sort of slow, stepwise work of trying to schedule 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 will stone and you're listening to NPR news. Wave of protests in cities across Russia today as supporters of opposition activists Alexey Navalny or demanding he be released from jail. The protests are the first since Navalny's returned from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning. Police have declared the protests. Illegal. Activists say that there have been arrests. President Biden has made his first round of phone calls with foreign leaders, speaking first with Canada's prime minister and then with Mexico's president. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico City. The Mexican leader says the call was pleasant and respectful Mexican president and dress Manuel Lopez over door tweeted a picture of himself in several aides. Smiling broadly during the call, he wrote. He discussed migration, the corona virus, pandemic and cooperation on development with President Biden. And that everything indicated that relations between Mexico and the United States would be good and benefit. Both nations. US Mexico relations have been rocky lately following their rest in Los Angeles of Mexico's former defense secretary on drug charges. Mexico's president threatened to curtail the agents activity in the country and retaliation. Lopez over door was also one of the last leaders in the world to congratulate President Biden. Despite ideological differences, the Mexican leader had built a friendly relationship with former President Trump. Carrie Kahn. NPR NEWS Mexico City Lottery officials say Just one winning ticket was sold for the third largest jackpot in U. S history that winning numbers were drawn last night for the $1 billion Mega Million Prize. A Kroger store in Michigan sold the ticket..
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"I'm Laxmi saying former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial remains in limbo as Senate leaders work out the details of a power sharing agreement. The evenly split chamber. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to commit to a timeline for sending the case to the Senate, setting the stage for a trial and possible conviction of Trump. Speaker Pelosi once again condemned the former president for his role in instigating a mob of supporters to violently attacked. The Capitol Building policy says it's the duty of Congress to follow through with the impeachment process. Even though Trump is no longer in office. That's a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the Congress of the United States. That's our responsibility. And just because he's now gone. Thank God you don't say to a president do whatever you want. In the last months of your administration, you're gonna get a jet out of jail card free. Pelosi also warned of consequences for any House member found to be complicity in the attack. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Now that the U. S. Senate has confirmed Averil Haynes is director of national intelligence, the new majority leader, Chuck Schumer, is urging his colleagues to move quickly on President Biden's other Cabinet nominations. We're hopeful we can get the same bipartisan couple operation for Treasury. State. Homeland security and defense Very soon we need these positions filled quickly. Three new senators were sworn into office yesterday to our from Georgia, traditionally red State that turned blue in the presidential and Senate runoff elections. Another Democrat, now fills the seat vacated by Kamila Harris when she became vice president. She holds the tie breaking vote in the 50 50 split Senate. Dr Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease expert. Tells the World Health Organization that the United States is ready to fully re engage with the U. N agency, NPR's Maria Godoy reports found. She also says that later today, the bite administration will issue a directive signaling the U. S. Is intent to join Kovacs and international effort to distribute covert vaccines to low and middle income nations. In remarks to the W chose executive board. Fauci praised the organization's quote. Relentless efforts to combat Cove in 19 marked contrast to the Trump administration's criticisms of the U. N agency. Fauci said the U. S would stop the drawdown of American staff assigned to the W H O that had begun under Trump hampering collaboration. Vouches address comes one day after President Biden reversed former President Trump's decision to withdraw from the W H O Maria Godoy NPR news The Dow is.
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"This'd w n. Y c. 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. Live from NPR news. I'm Dwayne Brown. President Joe Biden is expected to move quickly to reverse a number of Trump administration policies and directives. NPR's winter Johnson reports, Biden is planning to sign 17 executive actions later today from the Oval Office. Just hours after being sworn in President Biden is expected to sign executive actions on a range of topics. The first will be a mandate requiring face masks on federal property. Another will roll back. The former administration's travel ban that targets largely Muslim countries invited will also reverse his predecessor's decision to withdraw from certain international agreements. Under the Biden administration, the U. S will rejoin the Paris climate accord and remain in the World Health Organization. NPR's Windsor Johnston, the Canadian company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, says it has suspended work on that project in anticipation of President Biden revoking its permit. And more conservative parts of the country. Reaction to the historic inauguration today appears to be far more muted. NPR's Kirk Siegler has been talking to hardline supporters of former President Donald Trump. Jason Smith stood in line at the D. M V in rural southwest Idaho. As president Biden was sworn in. Not that he would have probably watched the new president's address. Anyway. We just want to be left alone in this country. Trump.
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"Good morning. What's it like to secure the inauguration after this month's attack on the capital? Thousands of troops are involved, and we question the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau on morning edition from NPR news. The pandemic force many Children to pause treatment for behavioral or emotional disorders. I'm Noel King and I'm Steve Inskeep. Public health experts warn that that lack of treatment is leading us toward a national mental health crisis. Also what happens to hurricane refugees bound for the United States. And how might the world look to the next Secretary of State? Tony Blinken has a hearing today it is Tuesday, January 19th 40 years ago in 1981, the United States and Iran signed an agreement for the release of 52 American hostages. The news is next. Live from NPR News on Corvo Coleman. Parts of Washington, D. C are on alert a day ahead of the presidential inauguration, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This follows the deadly insurrection at the Capitol nearly two weeks ago. Federal authorities continue to tighten security in and around the nation's capital, expanding road closures and restricting traffic in the downtown area. The FBI continues to that members of the National Guard amid fears of potential violence ahead of the inauguration. Up to 25,000 troops are expected to be stationed throughout the city, including the areas around the U. S Capitol building By Wednesday. NPR's Windsor Johnston, President elect Joe Biden is going to nominate Dr Rachel Levin as assistant U. S health secretary. She has led Pennsylvania's response to the pandemic and is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Penn State. Venus, also openly transgender. Several by two nominees will have confirmation hearings today, including his choices to lead the Department of Treasury defense, Homeland Security and the director of National intelligence and NPR's Michele Kelemen. Reports. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets to consider the nominee for Secretary of state Tony Blinken. Former deputy secretary of state, Blinken goes way back with Biden. He was a staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when Biden was chairman, and he says he wants to help the new administration restore America's place in the world because America at its best Still has a greater ability than any other country on Earth to bring others together to meet the challenges of our time, and that's where the men and women of the State Department Foreign Service officers civil service That's where they come in. Lincoln is a French speaker who went to high school in Paris. His father was an ambassador to Hungary and his stepfather was a Holocaust survivor who was rescued by an African American G I Michele Kelemen. NPR NEWS Washington President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will attend a ceremony on the National Mall late today. It's to honor the nearly 400,000 people who have died of covert 19 in the U. S. In Brazil. Trucks carrying emergency supplies of oxygen are expected to arrive in the city of Manaus today. NPR's Philip Reeves reports the trucks have come from neighboring Venezuela. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent the oxygen to the rain forest city of Banaras after surge of covert cases They're caused the health system to collapse. Oxygen supplies ran so short last week that patients died of suffocation in their hospital beds. The state governor says the situation is now under control. Yet media reports suggest it remains precarious. Maduro dispatched six auction tanker trucks even though Venezuela's health system is in deep disarray. Him. This is an irresistible propaganda victory at the expense of his political foe, Brazilian President Jacobo Sonando,.
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"News. I'm Barbara Klein. State officials across the country are preparing for armed protests beginning this weekend through Wednesday's inauguration. As NPR's Amy held reports, extra precautions are being put in place after pro Trump extremist stormed the U. S Capitol last week from Boston to Springfield, Illinois, to California State houses are being boarded up. Barricades installed and reinforcements brought in in Sacramento. FBI Special agent in charge Sean Reagan says plans at the state Capitol have him concerned. Is anybody going to try to hijack that? You know that protest so to speak in order to commit violence and then watch Clinton. The Secret Service says it's creating a green zone for Wednesday, the capital fortified by barbed wire, thousands of National Guard troops on hand and visitors told to stay home for what's typically been a peaceful transfer of power at the seat of the nation's democracy. Me. HEALTH. NPR NEWS President elect Biden is laying out details of his plan to speed up vaccine distribution as the number of covert 19 deaths in the U. S. Nears 400,000. The Trump Administration says its operation Warp speed is already a great success. But NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, Biden calls it a dismal failure. Biden is pledging to correct course and meet the goal for distributing 100 million shots in his administration's 1st 100 days. We will immediately work with states Open up vaccinations, tomb or priority groups. The process of establishing priority groups was driven by science. The problem is, implementation has been too rigid and confusing. Biden says he'll use the Defense Production act to increase the supply of vaccines..
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"Like uber. Do you know why you find one person more attractive than another on our third question is optimism irrational. What happens is when you ask people who have recently married whether their marriage will end up in divorce. What? What are the chances They normally say something very close to zero even when in the society where they live. The divorce rates are close to 50% question for why should economists care about fairness? And Question five. Is Donald Trump normal? It's not just that Donald Trump is doing certain things that say members of the Democratic Party would be really opposed to its that Donald Trump is doing things that people thought no one would ever do that all questions to be answered in the big idea with me David Edmunds after this BBC news summary. Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Stevens. US. House Democrats are pushing forward with efforts to oust President Trump for inciting the riot last week at the U. S. Capitol. The House is said to take up an impeachment resolution today after formally urging Vice President Mike Pence to use his constitutional authority to remove Trump from office. NPR's Giles Snyder report On last night's debate over the 25th amendment. The House passed the 25th Amendment resolution after vice president Pence made the point moot. He sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying he would not use his authority. Democrats move forward anyway, with Pelosi saying President Trump should not remain in office. The president's actions demonstrate His absolute inability to charge the most basic and fundamental powers and duties of his office. Therefore, the president must be removed from office immediately. Virginia Republican Congressman Bin Klein called the resolution political theater the adoption of this political resolution. Would be divisive rather than unifying. One Republican Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger joined Democrats and approving the resolution and a mostly party line vote of 223 to 205. Royal Snyder. NPR NEWS Wyoming congresswoman lose, Cheney is among a handful of House Republicans saying they will vote for impeachment. As NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Cheney is the highest ranking GOP lawmaker to publicly break with her party. In a statement, the congresswoman says there has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution. Liz Cheney, who's the chair of the House Republican Conference, also accused Trump of lighting the flame of the attack on the Capitol building. Her strong rebuke of the president comes as the House moves closer to impeaching him for the second time, Windsor Johnston reporting. YouTube has suspended President Trump's channel for at least one week. NPR's Chanin Bond reports that the video website owned by Google is under pressure to take action after the insurrection against the U. S. Capitol. YouTube removed a new video uploaded to President Trump's Channel on Tuesday, saying it broke its rules against inciting violence. Removal counts is a strike against the channel and means the president cannot upload new videos or live streams for at least seven days. Accounts that received three strikes within 90 days get permanently banned. Google and YouTube has been criticized for not acting more quickly to restrict the president who use social media to encourage his supporters to go to the capital. Last week, Twitter band Trump from its platform and Facebook indefinitely suspended him. YouTube has also indefinitely disabled comments on Trump's Channel. Google and Facebook are among NPR's financial supporters. Shannon Bond. NPR News in pre market Treating US futures are up a fraction on Asian stock market shares are mixed higher in Tokyo. This is NPR news. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is imposing new pandemic related travel restrictions. NPR's Ping Wang reports that air travelers arriving in the U. S. Most test negative for the coronavirus before entering the country starting January. 26th. Everyone flying into the U. S from another country must show that they've tested negative for the Corona virus and the three days before we get on the plane. Airlines are responsible for checking each passenger's results before they're allowed to board. While testing passengers won't catch every infection, the CDC says it's a necessary step to slow the spread of the virus in the U. S. Corona virus is currently surging and the U. S and Europe. The U. S has a travel ban on non US citizens coming from China, Brazil, Iran and parts of Europe. All U. S citizens and permanent residents are allowed in, but they will be required to get tested. Qinghong. NPR news California Governor Gavin Newsom is lifting stay at home restrictions and 13 northern counties where hospital conditions are improving California's averaging 42,000 new corona virus infections each day. With 3500 deaths from the disease reported in the past week. The New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, says he wants to start reopening businesses by launching hundreds of rapid testing sites across his state. He says the state can't reduce bureaucratic hurdles by partnering with the real estate industry and with local communities. New York has reported.
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"To the theft of potential national security information or national defense information to felony murder. FBI officials say there were some arrest made part of what happened last Wednesday, including the arrest of leader of the far right group, the proud boys at the local airport the night before Trump's rally. Senate's top Democrat, is condemning President Trump for his role in last week's violent attack on the Capitol Building. MPR's Windsor Johnston reports, it comes is the House moves ahead with attempts either remove trump from office or impeach him again. President Trump is showing no contrition for effectively inciting last week's attack on the Capitol, and he's insisting that his speech to supporters have been analyzed and deemed totally appropriate, though, by whom is not clear. Chuck Schumer says the president's failure to accept any responsibility is despicable. What Trump did today? Blaming others for what he caused. Is a pathological technique used by the worst of dictators. Schumer has also calling on majority leader Mitch McConnell to call the Senate back into session as the House prepares most likely to impeach the president for a second time. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Mental health officials are asking states to start administering Coben 19 back scenes to everyone over the age of 65 member station W. A. B in Atlanta, Sam Whitehead reports Georgia expanded its protocols to include that group over this week it provides were inundated with requests. The new federal guidelines aimed to speed up the pace at which the U. S. Administers Cove. It 19 vaccines. Dr. Robert Redfield leads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. We clearly have enough vaccine at this point to begin to expand. Get more and more of the vulnerable individuals in our country Vaccinated. Georgia opened up cope in 19 vaccination this week, two people over 65 providers faced explosive demand. Large hospital systems quickly allocated thousands.
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"Term. The House will vote today on a measure to invoke the 25th amendment declaring the president unfit for office. It's morning edition from NPR news. Vote on impeachment comes tomorrow. I'm Tanya Muesli and I'm Rachel Martin. The article of Impeachment accuses the president of inciting the violent attack on the U. S capitol and trying to change the outcome of the election. Investigators are tracking down participants around the country from that riot on the capital will look into one charge. They could face seditious conspiracy and some big corporate names have paused on their political spending. It's Tuesday, January 12th Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon is 57 today. The news is next. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. House Democrats are moving ahead with an effort to have President Trump removed from office before President elect Joe Biden is sworn in a week from tomorrow. NPR's Windsor. Johnston says the House may vote to impeach Trump over last week's deadly assault on the U. S. Capitol building by Trump's supporters. The House will vote on a measure today that would give Vice President Mike Pence 24 hours to decide whether to invoke the 25th amendment removing President Trump from office. If he refuses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers will then vote on one article of impeachment against the president. It charges trump with inciting an insurrection. If it passes, Trump would become the on Lee U. S president in history to be impeached twice. That's NPR's Windsor Johnston. The public will have no access to the grounds of the U. S. Capitol. During Biden's inauguration, the heightened security was announced by the acting chief of the Capitol police. And Arizona man has appeared in court on charges related to last week's violence at the Capitol. Ron Dungan with member station Cage's in Phoenix, says Jacob Anthony Chan's Lee will be tried in the nation's capital. Translators known askew, shaman or cute on shaman. He shows up the public event shirtless and a fur hat with Viking horns. His face painted red, white and blue likes to talk about the conspiracy theories of Q and on. Human give him inside the Capitol with an American flag attached to a spear was one of the more memorable images of the protest. He has been charged with entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct and Capitol grounds. Chancellor made his appearance by phone and pleaded innocent, though he can change his plea later for NPR News. I'm Ron Dungan and Phoenix President Trump will be in Texas today to highlight the completion of hundreds of miles of wall along the US Mexico border. NPR's John Burnett reports from McAllen. Trump is coming to a stretch of border wall near the town of Alamo, Texas. In order to call attention to his signature project contractors working furiously have finished more than 450 miles of border barrier this week. The 30 FT. Steel Wall is hugely controversial, and protesters are planning a big rally here, but so are his undaunted supporters. Trump trains are expected to roar up and down the border highway. While he's here as representatives in Washington begin the impeachment process today over the president's role in the melee at the Capitol last week, Trump will spend the day surrounded by green suited agents of the U. S. Border Patrol who endorsed him politically. John Burnett. NPR NEWS Macallan, The Department of Homeland Security's acting chief, is leaving his post ahead of schedule. Chad Wolf says recent court rulings that found he could not hold the job prompted his decision to resign before President Trump leaves office. FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor takes over for Wolf. This is NPR news from Washington. Scientists from the World Health Organization are expected to arrive in China on Thursday. The W. H O experts are doing Wuhan to begin investigating the origins of the Corona virus pandemic and how covert 19 was first transmitted to people. World Health Organization says physical distancing remains the best way to stop the spread of the virus. As NPR's Jason Beaubien reports, the W. H O says social gatherings continue to push the numbers higher. Experts say the surgeon cov cases it's being seen in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere right now is being driven by social gatherings indoors. Wh o epidemiologist Maria Van Kirk off points out that over the summer, most European countries had brought transmission down to extremely low levels. But then the virus came roaring back. We lost the battle because we changed our mixing patterns..
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"A couple of other key players also left the game with injuries but are expected play against the Packers on Saturday. And a new bald eagle egg has popped up in a Southern California nest. The group Friends of Big Bear Valley says local bald eagle called Jackie delivered the egg over the weekend. Her nest egg is on view on a webcam that streams on the group's website. The new egg is expected to hatch around Valentine's Day. Now it's and lit and mourning becomes a collective. Good morning and good morning, Cherry. I tell you what. We've got to get the link to that website because I think that that's I'm just gonna have that on until I know. I think it's dreaming that for the next three or four weeks, that's some of the best news. I've heard one. Yeah, absolutely. Thank you. I love hearing that cherry, and it's great to be back with you on a Monday have a wonderful day YouTube. And Good morning I'm man lit. We're getting set for morning becomes eclectic. And maybe we'll find that Web can link and put it in the playlist for you Because that just sounds lovely news is next, then morning becomes eclectic. Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi saying House Democrats are moving ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Less than a week after pro Trump mob violently attacked the U. S Capitol. As NPR's Windsor Johnston. Republicans have blocked the Democratic effort to pass a measure calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment and declare President trump incapable of executing the duties of his office. The House will now bring the same resolution to the floor for consideration on Tuesday with a full house vote. If it passes, Pence will have 24 hours to respond. The article of impeachment charges Trump with incitement of insurrection. Democrats and several Republicans have condemned the president for his role in last week's attack on the U. S Capitol building, calling on him to immediately stepped down. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Fears are mounting that the Trump feel insurrection. The capital will happen in nine days when Joe Biden is sworn in. Washington, D. C. Mayor Merial Bowser is now urging people watch the inauguration virtually, she says she also sent a letter to President Trump requesting he declare a pre emergency disaster for D. C as was stunned when Barack Obama was first inaugurated. This is necessary because the inauguration poses several unprecedented challenges that exceeds the scope of our traditional planning processes. U S Supreme Court, meanwhile, is turning down requests from President Trump and his ally seeking quick consideration of their challenges to the outcome of the 2020 election. The high court is turning away cases from Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona, All states. Biden won in November. But the conservative leaning court where three of the justices were trump nominees may still up to hear appeals later this year well against a backdrop of events, stoking fears about public safety. President elect Biden is selecting a career diplomat to be part Of his national security team as head of the CIA. Here's NPR's Scott Tetro. One of the Biden administration's main goals will be restoring trust and norms to government agencies were President Trump applied Political pressure or attack rank and file staffers by then CIA director pick William Burns fits into that pattern. Burns is a career government professional. He spent more than three decades at the State Department serving his deputy secretary of state and ambassador to Russia and Jordan, among other posts. In a statement, Biden said Burns quote shares my profound belief that intelligence must be a political and that the dedicated intelligence professional serving our nation deserve our gratitude and respect. I'm like under President Trump, the CIA director will not be a Cabinet level post in the Biden administration. Scott Tetro. NPR NEWS Washington The Dow Jones industrial average is down 65 points since the Open a 31,032 You're listening to NPR knees and you're listening to member supported.
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"All that and so much more coming up on cue. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, The Republican controlled Senate has overturned President Trump's veto of a more than $700 billion annual defense bill. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports. It's Trump's first veto defeat of his presidency. The Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years. Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Healthy snow. NPR NEWS Washington A Facebook executive who led the tech giant's controversial political advertising policies has left the company NPR's Bobby Allen reports from San Francisco before the November election, Facebook faced a barrage of criticism for allowing misinformation to spread widely on the social network used by a quarter of the world. Facebook was also slam for choosing not to fact check politicians in the run up to the November election. Rob Lowe, Thurn was the public face of that policy and Facebook subsequent rules around political ads. But now he confirms the NPR that he's leaving on good terms for an unspecified new opportunity. Facebook, meanwhile, has still temporarily paused most political ads after the election over the risk of potential abuse, But it did make an exception for the upcoming Senate runoff races in Georgia. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco The demand for the cove in 19 vaccine is exceptionally high in some parts of Texas, the state has authorized the shots for people over the age of 65 those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios reports..
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"Jenn White. Today on one, a loneliness long before social isolation was the norm More than 1/5 of all, Americans said they often or always felt lonely. We're bringing in a new year, but many of us they're doing it by ourselves and our homes or apartments. The U. K says isolation is a silent public health crisis and actually has a minister of loneliness to treat it will meet her soon. But first we asked the host of hidden brain how to fill together even while we're apart. Today's show is on tape, but we're here to keep you company that's ahead on one end. Life from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, The Republican controlled Senate has overturned President Trump's veto of a more than $700 billion annual defense bill. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports. It's Trump's first veto defeat of his presidency. The Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years. Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington A Facebook executive who led the tech giant's controversial political advertising policies has left the company NPR's Bobby Allen reports from San Francisco before the November election, Facebook faced a barrage of criticism for allowing misinformation to spread widely on the social network used by a quarter of the world. Facebook was also slam for choosing not to fact check politicians in the run up to the November election. Rob Lowe, Thurn was the public face of that policy and Facebook Subsequent rules around political ads, But now he confirms the NPR that he's leaving on good terms for an unspecified new opportunity. Facebook, meanwhile, has still temporarily paused most political ads after the election over the risk of potential abuse, But it did make an exception for the upcoming Senate runoff races in Georgia. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco The demand for the cove in 19 vaccine is exceptionally high in some parts of Texas, the state has authorized the shots for people over the age of 65 those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios reports..
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"Grandpa and my mom. And what are the consequences when black owned restaurants were forced to close their gathering spaces? I just worry that people won't see Black culture in a region where you know they really should be able to see it now news Life from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, The Republican controlled Senate has overturn President Trump's veto of more than $700 billion annual defense Bill. Today's vote comes two days before the new Congress is sworn into office. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports It's Trump's first veto defeat of his presidency. The Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years. Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Healthy snow. NPR NEWS Washington Florida is the latest state to report the new strain of the Corona virus that was first detected in the United Kingdom. NPR's Matthew Schwartz reports. The new variant, which is believed to be more contagious, has been identified in a man with no recent travel history. The state said it's working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To investigate how the new variant popped up in Martin County near Palm Beach. The new strain of the virus was detected in the U. S just days ago, first in Colorado, then California. Some scientists believe it came to the states sometime in the last month or two as people traveled here from the UK The variant is said to be much more contagious, but no more deadly than the more common strains, and experts say the vaccines should still be effective against the new variant..