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Job growth slowed in November due to coronavirus pandemic
"The U. S economy is coming off a dramatically slower month of job growth 245,000 in November compared with more than 600,000 month before. Seizing on the Labor Department's report out today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposes a new coronavirus relief measure be attached to a government spending bill that has to pass within the next week. As NPR's Windsor Johnston speaker Pelosi says she and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell have discussed attaching a coronavirus relief bill to a measure that would avert a government shutdown this month. Pelosi says the plan once written could be the path forward. There is momentum with the action that the senator said House members in a bipartisan might have taken with them, it could provide meaning relief. Millions who are suffering economically personally. Healthwise, a group of bipartisan lawmakers on Monday introduced a roughly $900 billion relief bill that includes $300 in extra weekly unemployment benefits, half the amount that Congress previously
Ivanka Trump deposed in lawsuit alleging misused inaugural funds
"Senior White House adviser even could Trump has been deposed by the Washington D. C Attorney general's office. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This is part of a lawsuit alleging the misuse of inauguration funds that enriched President Trump's family. Washington, D C Attorney general's office had filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization and the Presidential Inauguration Committee back in January. The office says the group's misused more than a million dollars raised by the committee by grossly over paint to use event space at the Trump Hotel for the 2017 inauguration. D C Attorney general says the inaugural committee knew it was paying above market prices and failed to consider cheaper alternatives. In a statement, a lawyer for the Trump Organization said Ivanka Trump's on Lee involvement was connecting parties and instructing the hotel to charge a fair market rate.
CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test
"Guidelines reducing the number of days people should quarantine following exposure to the coronavirus. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The new recommendations come is the number of infections continues to skyrocket in the U. S. The agency says a standard 14 Day quarantine for people who might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Can potentially be sure into 10 war seven days. That's depending on test results and its symptoms. Under revised guidelines, the CDC CDC says says says Quarantine Quarantine Quarantine Quarantine needs needs needs needs to to to to last last last last only only only only 10 10 10 10 days days days days if if if if a a a a person person person person has has has has no no no no symptoms. symptoms. symptoms. symptoms. Another Another Another Another option option option option is is is is a a a a seven seven seven seven day day day day quarantine quarantine quarantine quarantine for for for for people people people people who who who who have have have have no no no no symptoms symptoms symptoms symptoms and then test negative. MPR's winter.
Biden introduces economic team
"President elect Biden says he's building a first rate team of advisors who will focus on reviving the nation's economy as millions of Americans remain out of work I'll put forward in the next Congress. To address the multiple crises were facing especially our economic and covert crisis and the team I'm announcing today will pay critical role in shaping our plan for action. Starting on Day one. Biden repeated his call for Congress to pass a robust to rescue package to help struggling businesses and state and local governments, saying many communities are teetering on the edge. His administration will also have to confront the daunting need to pay for it All. Windsor Johnston NPR News
Governors to decide who gets vaccines first, health secretary says
"Services Secretary Alex Cesar is expected to meet with the nation's governors today to talk about plans to distribute Corona virus vaccine once it becomes available. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the U. S. Is preparing to roll out the first doses in the coming weeks. Secretary A czar tells CBS News that he and Vice President Mike Pence will speak to the nation's governors to discuss the vaccines and which groups of people should be prioritized to get them. First people in nursing homes the most vulnerable be thinking healthcare workers who are on the front lines of most interacting with suspected covert cases. As the first tranches of people that will try to get vaccinated. A czar says the first to Corona virus vaccines could be available to Americans before Christmas. Pharmaceutical giant Fizer has already filed for emergency use authorization from the FDA. Another developer. Madonna is expected to file today. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Then there's the
Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race
"Campaign has suffered another legal blow in its attempts to overturn the election results as NPR's Windsor Johnston tells us a federal appeals court in Pennsylvania today tossed out a lawsuit. It was seeking to undo the state certification of President elect Joe Biden's victory. The judge in the case said the lawsuit lacked merit and failed to provide evidence to support its allegations of voter fraud in a tweet. The Trump campaign said it plans to appeal the Pennsylvania case to the U. S Supreme Court. But it's unclear whether the justices would agreed to hear arguments in a case that has been rejected for lack of evidence. Trump would still lose the election. Even with Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes,
Biden Urges Americans to 'Come Together' to Fight Covid-19 Crisis
"Is reiterating his message of unity ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. MPR's Windsor. Johnston reports that Biden is urging the country to come together and not lose faith as the Corona virus continues to grip the nation. In his speech, President elect Biden urged Americans to redouble their efforts and re commit themselves to the fight against the Corona virus is divided US. Anger this Set us against one No, the country's growing weary of the fight. We need to remember. We're war with the virus. Not with one another, not with each other. As part of his efforts to combat the coronavirus. Biden is expected to name his pick for health and human services secretary in the coming weeks. His transition team was granted access to public health officials on Monday and plans to meet with members of the White House coronavirus Task Force Windsor Johnston
Biden introduces members of national security, foreign policy teams
"President elect Joe Biden has formally introduced the members of his national security and foreign policy teams as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The announcement. Came after the White House gave the go ahead to move the process forward. Biden's first round of Cabinet picks and appointments to key national security and foreign policy positions include the first female director of national intelligence and the first Latino secretary of homeland security. Biden says his nominees have unmatched experience and accomplishments that will usher in a new era of thinking bite and also said again that it's time to put aside partisanship and come together as a nation. NPR's Windsor
Biden attorneys: Trump, allies cannot overturn Biden victory
"Elect Joe Biden say. The Trump campaign has no chance of overturning the results of the election didn't work in Georgia and Trump's trying in Michigan, where to state lawmakers were invited to the White House today. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the administration continues to push baseless claims of voter fraud and rigged election while blocking the transition process. In a post election legal briefing by then, Attorney Bob Bauer says President Trump and his allies are ripping away at the fabric of American democracy by refusing to accept the outcome of the election, But Donald Trump has done It is continuing to do is to denigrate and defame and deride this entire process and two alleged to the American public that what they know in their hearts is not true is somehow true and that the election was somehow illegitimate Power says the Constitution and federal law do not permit state legislators to subvert the will of the voters. His remarks come as the Trump campaign continues to pursue legal challenges and a number of swing states but have so far failed. Windsor Johnston. NPR news a rare public
Biden reaches out to governors as Trump stymies transition
"President elect joe biden hosted. A meeting with a bipartisan group of governors today to come up with a plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the months ahead. Npr's windsor johnston reports. The biden transition team is moving forward with planning efforts. Despite no official cooperation from the white house biden says the trump administration's refusal to cooperate in the transfer of power is preventing his team from getting the information at needs to map out the critical months ahead. Not able to do everything from testing guidance to the all important issue of vaccine distribution and even more importantly vaccination plan to actually get vaccinations but will take what we've learned today and billy door pleaded also said that president trump's refusal to concede the election is irresponsible debilitating and sends a horrible message. The nation surpassed two hundred fifty thousand deaths from covid nineteen on wednesday and daily new infections. Continue to hit record
Biden Covid advisers say transition delay hurts pandemic prep beyond vaccines
"From npr news. I'm lakshmi singh. President elect joe biden says. His transition team is moving ahead with plans to combat the coronavirus pandemic despite a lack of cooperation from the trump administration. Npr's windsor johnston reports with inauguration day. Fast approaching the white house is still refusing to give biden access to the nation's top public health experts even as the number of infections continues to hit daily record highs the nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr anthony fauci says a delay in essential transition talks between the trump and incoming biden administrations could delay the nation's response to the pandemic at a critical time. There has not been any form with discussions with the with the biden People on this that kind of thing makes it easier to just go from one to the other so yes. I would wish that we would be able to do that. That would be helpful. President-elect biden warned. This week that more americans could die at trump keeps refusing to coordinate planning for the distribution of a vaccine when it becomes available windsor johnston. Npr news
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Tuesday
"The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are appearing before a Senate committee at this hour. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, testimony from Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey comes amid growing bipartisan pressure on big tech companies. Sucker, Bergen Dorsey are expected to use today's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to once again defend their platforms practices. Congressional Republicans have long accused Facebook and Twitter of anti conservative bias, while Democrats have criticized their handling of hate speech and misinformation. The executives who last testified before the Senate last month, are likely to face questions this time around about how their platforms handled the election. Today's hearing comes as President Trump continues to use social media to make unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud and to falsely state that the election was stolen from him. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS
Biden addresses plans for economy as COVID-19 pandemic rages
"Elect Joe Biden is pledging to hit the ground running to get the Corona virus pandemic under control as NPR's Windsor Johnston tells us, Biden Outlined a proposal today designed to give the nation's economy a boost while working to build it back better. Biden's speech focused on the need to contain the virus in order to get the economy back on track. He pledged to ensure that workers and businesses can safely operate amid a surge in the number of corona virus infections and hospitalizations. Biden also warned that a greater number of Americans may die if the Trump administration continues to block a smooth transition specifically when it comes to a distribution plan for a vaccine.
Donald Trump continues to say that US Election 2020 was `stolen`
"Republicans are expressing frustration over President Trump's refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports, The Trump campaign continues to claim without evidence that Democrats stole the election lawsuits, citing voter irregularities are pending in numerous states that Trump lost, including Pennsylvania state that pushed Biden over the top in the number of electoral votes he needed to win. Speaking on CNN, Republican Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmid said he's seen no evidence of fraud. People should be mindful that there are Bad actors who are lying to them. They need to turn to people that they trust and not nonsense Included in lawsuits. The Trump campaign is seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying it's election results due to the use of mail in ballots. State Democrats and some Republicans called the suit meritless. Windsor Johnston.
Trump refuses to accept election results, says it's 'far from over'
"President Trump says his campaign plans to challenge the results of the election in court starting on Monday, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The announcement came shortly after Biden won the state of Pennsylvania at its 20 electoral votes. The Trump campaign continues to accuse election officials in the largely democratic strongholds of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh of a lack of transparency. At a press conference in Philadelphia. Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed without evidence that hundreds of thousands of mail in ballots were not observed by a single Republican, even when a court order was obtained to allow the Republican inspectors to get 6 FT. Closer. They move the people counting the ballots six further feet away. President Trump is refusing to concede. In a statement, he said. The simple fact is theologian is far from over.
Joe Biden takes the lead in Pennsylvania
"Down to Pennsylvania for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports the former vice president's lead their over President Trump continues to widen as the vote count is talent in two of the state's largest democratic strongholds. The latest results from the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions have given Biden as slight lead over President Trump. But election officials say the roughly 40,000 votes remaining could take a few more days to count and are urging voters to remain patient. In the meantime, the Trump campaign continues to accuse Philadelphia and other largely Democratic cities of rigging thie election, vowing to pursue every legal avenue to ensure full transparency. NPR's Windsor Johnston Trump Tweeted
Mail Ballot Trends Suggest Biden on Path To Victory in Pennsylvania, Thanks To Greater Philadelphia Area
"On millions of mail in ballots that are still being counted. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports President Trump in his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are fighting for the state of Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes. Biden has so far one an overwhelming majority of the Maylin and absentee ballots counted in Pennsylvania, mainly in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. Democratic governor Tom Wolfe says the state is working to ensure that the results are fair and that every vote is counted. Accurately. Make no mistake. Our democracy is being tested in this election. This is a stress test of the ideals upon which this country was founded on the basic rule of one person. One vote that's still carries and it has to carry here. The Supreme Court ruled this week that Pennsylvania can count ballots received by mail as late as Friday, so long as they are postmarked by November, 3rd. Windsor Johnston. NPR
Supreme Court to have Barrett confirmation hearing in Washington DC this week
"News. I'm Barbara Klein, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Cockney, Barrett is vowing to rule based on law, not her personal views. In prepared remarks released today ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing that begins tomorrow. Barrett also says courts are not designed to right every wrong in public life. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports It's expected to be a bitter four day process. Judge Barrett is likely to face a barrage of questions, including issues and cases involving abortion, specifically the landmark Roe vs Wade decision. Senate Democrats are also likely to press her on whether a justice Barritt would recuse herself from a potential election dispute. Post November Georgetown law professor Paul Butler would judge here it would choose herself. There's not much binding law about when injustice should recuse herself. The Supreme Court level, It's pretty much up to her. Barrett is also certain to face questions about the affordable care act. The high court is set to hear a challenge to the law next month. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington
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"Brown. A number of high profile Democrats, including former first lady Michelle Obama will speak during tonight's first ever virtual Democratic National Convention. As NPR's Barbara Sprint reports. Joining them will be a prominent Republican, former Ohio governor John Kasich. Cacic, who ran as a Republican candidate for president and 2016 told NPR. He wants voters to know that party loyalty isn't absolute. You can feel free to cross the aisle and vote for somebody else. That's not some Terrible thing to do. In fact, if you see somebody you like and you respect, it's what being American is all about. Democrats are hoping their lineup of speakers will showcase support from both sides of the political spectrum, with Kasich reaching out to moderate Republican voters, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Biden's final primary opponent, reaching out to the progressive wing of the party. Barbara Sprint. NPR NEWS Washington The embattled postmaster general has agreed to testify on Capitol Hill next week. His appearance before the House Oversight committee comes amid accusations that He's working with the Trump administration to undermine the Postal Service ahead of the November election. Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston lawmakers are expected a question Luis to joy about recent operational changes at the Postal Service, including cutbacks and over time and the removal of mail sorting machines. House Democrats have raised concerns about those changes as the agency prepares for high volumes of mail in ballots amid the Corona virus pandemic. President Trump has repeatedly blasted states for expanding voting by mail, claiming without evidence that it will lead to election fraud. NPR's Windsor Johnston. Stocks finished mixed on Wall Street today is Lowe's and Home Depot got a boost ahead of their earnings reports both retailers out more than 2%. Dow lost 86 points, down 3/10 of a percent. You're listening to NPR, and this is Casey ar W. On Larry Perella. It's a Monday, August 17th. Here's what's happening at 3 32 Kelly County's public Health director Barbara for rare, said this afternoon that the region now meet five of the state's six Corona virus monitoring benchmarks. County still has to get below the state benchmark of 100 new cases or less per what Isis or less per 100,000 residents, but forever also warned that large gatherings could quickly undo the progress that's been made. We know that a person can be positive for covert 19 and able to transmit the virus to others without ever, ever having any symptoms if this person attends the gathering Especially indoors, where they're socializing, eating, drinking, potentially not wearing a face covering or distancing, they can easily infect many other people. Or at the gathering, doing the same. She declined to comment on specifics of a legal battle The county is waging with a Sun Valley church that defied health orders Sunday and held in indoor worship service without safety precautions, But she did say such gatherings or dangerous. L. A County reported 1185 new cases of covert 19 Today in 19 new.
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"I'm Windsor Johnston. President. Trump continues to claim without evidence that mail in balloting would lead to voter fraud in the November election. Speaking at the White House today, Trump said, the nation's voting system is not equipped for it. We don't have a rigged election. I know that And you have to be very careful when you mentioned As you constantly do, Russia or you mentioned China or you mentioned Iran or others. That attack are Election system, and when you have this mail in voting, it's a very susceptible. It's is something that can be easily attacked. The president was abruptly evacuated from tonight's press briefing by the Secret Service after a shooting was reported outside of the White House. Trump returned a short time later, saying that authorities had shot a suspect. The White House was briefly put on lock down following the incident. Judging California is ordering that ride sharing ABS, uber and lift reclassify. It's hundreds of thousands of drivers in the state as full time employees. NPR's Bobby Allen reports. The ruling is a setback for the companies, which have long defended treating its drivers as independent contractors. California Superior Judge Ethan Schulman ruled that uber and lifts thousands of contract driver should be given the same protections and benefits under labor law as other full time employees. Last year, California passed a law to protect gig workers. It made it more difficult for tech companies to hire contractors for full time work, but uber and left say the law does not apply to them. Shulman says that is not true. Writing that the companies are depriving legions of workers of the basic protections given to them under state labor law, uber and lift say they plan to appeal. The companies say drivers prefer the flexibility their contractor status gives them. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco A national survey shows that 40% of first year college students say they plan to stay home this fall because of the Corona virus pandemic. For Cara Paisa of member station W. T V. H reports. Of the 1800 students contacted for the study, four in 10 are likely or highly likely not to attend any college this fall. The trend includes highly selective colleges like Harvard, which announced last week that 20% of freshman differed enrollment. Jason Simon is CEO of Simpson Scarborough, which conducted the survey. It's just a really, really highly volatile time. There's still a lot of students who are rethinking what their plans are and are Waiting. For the last minute to try to make any of those decisions. That might be because the survey also found that a vast majority of students don't trust other students to follow public health guidelines for NPR news. I'm Kirk Cara paisa in Boston at the close on Wall Street. Today, the Dow was up 357 points. This is NPR news, and this is Casey AR W News on a Monday, August 10th on Larry Parole. Thanks so much for being with us this afternoon issue thing Rather, here's what's happening at 70 for health officials said today that L. A county continues to make progress and slowing the spread of the Corona virus Hospitalizations. And deaths, especially keep trending down. Daily Hospitalizations are now averaged about 1600 patients. They averaged 1900 just last week L a once accounted for more than half the deaths statewide, fueled by nursing home fatalities. Now the county makes up less than half the deaths. Here's Barbara Ferrer, who heads the public Health Department. This progress that we've made is essential as we continue building what we call our new normal. This month so that we can get to a point where we're able to reopen our schools for in person learning, and more of our neighbors are able to get back to work for a reconfirmed another 19 deaths from Cove in 19 and more than 1900 confirmed cases today, she said. She believes that these new numbers are accurate and that she was cautiously optimistic. But she stressed that L. A county has not yet received any backlog update from the technical glitches with the state's database. An error involving the state's medical program, and its automated system for renewals has triggered huge drops in coverage. That's despite the governor's executive order earlier this year that was supposed to protect people's access to safety. Net programs during the pandemic Medical provides health insurance to about 12.5 1,000,000 low income Californians. A spokesperson for the California Department of Health Care Services, which oversees the medical program, said it's still assessing this week how many people may have been affected, but that the department had sent notices to 200,000 people. The department also says some benefits have already Been restored. Big changes are coming to the modern day shopping mall with indoor malls closed at the moment due to the pandemic has KCR W's Matt Dillon reports, one Orange County complex is taking a creative approach to retooling retail for the covert era. The high end stores of South Coast Plaza are the camping from the air conditioned indoor mall to a parking garage attached to it. Yes, on the second floor of a parking structure, which counts as an open air venue for retail, you can browse clothes by Dior Crystal from baccarat or Harry Winston Diamonds. The fame. Costa Mesa Malls. Pandemic pivot is called the pavilion. Well, it may be in a parking garage. The wall separating boutiques are permanent, and the floors and furniture plush South Coast Plaza even stocked it with fresh flowers, So they're sent not exhaust fills the air. Shopping at the pavilion is by appointment only mask required customers contact the stores. They're interested in browsing and tell them what they'd like to see. The store sets up shop in a boutique space in the pavilion and at the agreed upon time, the customer and a concierge Mito look at merchandise or try it on at this case. Yardley's Matt Dillon reporting, Disney is taking a step back amid a surge of Corona virus cases in Florida. Disney says it'll reduce operating hours and all four of its Florida attractions but not right away. The shorter schedules will begin next month and last through October. That's according to the Hollywood reporter. L. A is mourning the loss of a dream maker, a man named Julio Gosden ski. If you've ridden the old timey carousel at Griffith Park, you probably met, maybe even saw him. He started working.
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"I'm Windsor Johnston a stabbing attack near London Bridge today has left multiple people injured officials in Britain say the suspect who was shot and killed by police was found to be wearing a hoax explosive device Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neal bass sucess at Sardis are investigating the incident as an act of terror due to the nature of the incident we responded as though this was terrorist related I'm not in a position to confirm that it has been declared a terrorist incident London mayor city con address the media shortly after the attack thanking first responders every day they put their lives on the line for us running towards danger he does keep a safe area around London Bridge remains cordoned off and bus subway and train stations are closed shops and restaurants in the area have been evacuated a stabbing attack on the bridge in two thousand seventeen at left eight people dead and forty eight injured a Taliban spokesman says his group has met with American officials but stop short of saying that peace talks with the US have restarted NPR's D. ahead deed reports this comes a day after president trump announced that negotiations were back on and suggested that the Taliban want to make a deal trump made the comments during an unannounced trip to a military base in Afghanistan to celebrate thanksgiving in response the Taliban spokesperson told Reuters that the group at the meeting American officials in the Gulf state of Qatar since last weekend the spokesman said the already to restart talks they will up turn by trump in a surprise announcement in early September the Taliban have consistently said they want to restart the negotiations with a left off a deal between the two sides would likely see withdrawal of thousands of American troops in exchange for cease fires throughout Afghanistan if that successful it would widely be seen as a victory for the insurgents after nearly two decades of bowl do you have date NPR news Islamabad the twenty twenty eight democratic presidential candidates are returning to their campaign schedules today following the thanksgiving holiday NPR's Danielle Kurds lavine reports the Iowa caucuses are a little more than two months away former vice president Joe Biden is kicking off an eight day bus tour of Iowa on Saturday senator Elizabeth Warren will hold a Saturday town hall in Chicago before returning to Iowa for a series of events both candidates have fallen off recently in the first caucus state Biden lead in Iowa through mid September at which point Warren overtook the lead according to the real clear politics polling average recent pulling now shows them closely matched with senator Bernie Sanders well south bend Indiana mayor people to judge has moved ahead in the state for his part Sanders is returning to the trail on Sunday in South Carolina and digital start of his next campaign swing in North Carolina on Sunday Daniel Kurtz Levon NPR news on Wall Street the Dow was down one.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Windsor Johnston president trump says he plans to do something to alleviate homelessness in California but offered no specifics other than creating a federal task force speaking near San Diego today trump assess how several cities are faring in the case of San Diego the mayor's doing the right thing is doing a good job in the case of Los Angeles is a disaster in the case of if you look at San Francisco it's a total disaster what's happening with the gonna ruin the cities and I we're going to get involved very soon on a federal basis of they don't clean up their act trump arrived in California yesterday to attend a fund raising event in Los Angeles he's also visiting as section of border wall near Mexico. secretary of state Mike Pompeii is accusing Iran of committing an act of war with an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure and P. R.'s Michele Kelemen reports Pompeii is stepping up his rhetoric in Saudi Arabia Pompeii blames Iran for the attack and dismisses claims by rebels in Yemen as fraudulent he says the US intelligence community has high confidence that who the rebels don't have the kind of weapons used in the attack on the Saudi oil processing facility. yeah this is unknown to me in the hood the arsenal I'm pale was speaking to reporters on board his plane as he arrived in Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's crown prince he says the US will work with partners to come up with ways to deter Iran Pompey was also paying a visit to the United Arab Emirates and we'll keep working on diplomatic options ahead of the UN General Assembly next week Michele Kelemen NPR news Jeddah Saudi Arabia stocks traded mixed today on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average was up thirty six points to twenty seven thousand one forty seven the nasdaq down eight points the S. and P. gained one this is NPR news from Washington. from keiki with the news I mean it came flight delays and cancellations at San Francisco International Airport are improving as the reconstruction of a major runway nears completion crews have been installing a new base layer on the runway and RB paving and repainting it surface the project began eleven days ago during the first few days delays were averaging about an hour here's SFO spokesman Doug vehicle since we entered the second phase delays have been averaging on a daily basis little under forty minutes that doesn't mean they're still been some delays that are over two hours but overall improve trend in terms of delays by day. the runway is due to re open tomorrow night the project had been scheduled to wind up at the end of the month. wealthy California democratic donor accused of running a drug house where two men died of overdoses contributed to many candidates over the years including Gavin Newsom and hobby or the Serra Los Angeles prosecutors allege Edward bok provided methamphetamine to two men that overdosed and died at his apartment and they claim he injected a man this month with math who survived an overdose a political consultant for the Serra said in an email that the Attorney General has given Bucks donation to charity Loyola law professor Jessica Levinson says that's not an unexpected move it tends to be this kind of cleansing ritual where candidates trying and absolve themselves of any connection. other politicians including California congressman Ted Liu have also given Bucks donations to charity.
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"But trump administration officials overruled them in the past one of rolled on rare occasion supervisor point out the mitigating circumstances and would work with her to assess the risk we hear from the attorney for tricia newbold coming up plus republicans in colorado fighting to stop the progressive agenda in the state house and one of brazil's most popular popstars just released an album of live concerts and we're gonna take a listen after news headlines live from n._p._r. news in washington i'm laurie london president trump says he will close the u._s. southern border if necessary but as n._p._r.'s windsor johnston reports his threat comes amid praise for mexico for taking what the white house calls more responsibility to stop migrants from crossing into the u._s. illegally trump on friday warned that he would close the southern border if mexico didn't do more to stop the overwhelming tide of migrant crossings speaking at the white house trump gave mexico credit for apprehending thousands of people in recent days but says more needs to be done border patrols done an incredible job but the system is absolutely maxed out and it's a very unfair thing when asked about the economic consequences of shutting down the border trump acknowledged it would have negative impact but said security is more important than trade windsor johnston n._p._r. news washington civic leaders in los angeles are sounding an alarm over a sudden recent increase in gun violence n._p._r.'s martin kosti has more elliot's focused on shootings right now because of the murder on sunday of rapper nipsy hustle but police chief michael moore says two or three weeks ago his department had already detected a sharp increase in shootings he says the city averaged thirteen shooting victims a week in january and february march we saw that number double to twenty six on average and nearly entirely that increase was in seventy seventh area of south los angeles much of it is gang back nearly all of it is gang related but more says there's no sign that hustles murder was gang related police say it was a personal dispute the chief praised the wrapper for wanting to help to solve the chief called l. as tragic love affair with gun violence martin kosti n._p._r. news one person has been killed and two others injured after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in harris county texas worker randy villalobos says after the blast he had one urge to get out get out of.
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"Chairman Kim has engaged the real decision maker in the North Korean system. But big. Said at present. There are no plans for third summit between the two leaders. Jeff Brumfield NPR news, Washington. Milwaukee has beaten out more than a dozen US cities including Houston and Miami to host the democratic national convention in two thousand twenty as NPR's Windsor. Johnston reports Democrats have selected Wisconsin as they look to. Reclaim key battleground states in the next election, the perennial swing state went to President Trump in two thousand sixteen but Wisconsin voters have since reelected a democratic Senator and rejected the reelection bid a Republican governor Scott Walker. The convention will be held in the locking next July. The Republicans will hold their nominating convention in Charlotte North Carolina next August NPR's Windsor Johnston. Reporting on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials gained two hundred points today to close at twenty five thousand six hundred fifty the NASDAQ gained one hundred forty nine points up two percent to end at seventy five. Fifty eight it's NPR and it's KCRW at four thirty two. Good afternoon. I'm Steve to your tickets. The LA county sheriff's department today detained two people in connection with the death of a nine year old girl whose body was found last week on a hacienda heights, hiking trail that girl identified as trinity love Jones Tuesday. Full of character. Antonio Jones says he received the devastating news in a phone. Call to grow the Defoe's, my daughter my youngest.
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"Congressional negotiators now have until February fifteenth to reach an agreement on border security or risk. Another partial shutdown. President Trump says he's not optimistic. The president tells the Wall Street Journal he believes the likelihood of congress putting together a deal. He'd be willing to sign is less than fifty fifty. Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston. President Trump signed a short-term spending plan to keep the government funded through the second week of February. If lawmakers failed to reach an agreement Trump said the shutdown would resume or he would declare a national emergency to fund a border wall without congressional approval. Both sides remain far apart on border security. The Trump administration is not backing down. From its five point seven billion dollar demand for a wall Democrats still refuse to fund it the partial shutdown closed about a quarter of federal agencies leading an estimated eight hundred thousand workers load or working without pay Windsor. Johnston. NPR news, Washington. The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting slower growth in the US economy as the effects of President Trump's tax cuts began to lessen to report also predicts the federal budget deficit will go up this year. This is NPR news. And from KCRW, I'm Cheri Glazer was state and local headlines fifty years ago today, an oil rig off the coast of Santa Barbara blue, spilling an estimated three million gallons of crude into the ocean. It was the biggest oil spill in US waters at the time almost four thousand birds were killed not to mention the marine life, and it was high as to the high tide line. There were dead animal. There were dead mammals were dead birds fish, Susan hazard is now. Now, an administrator with the Santa Barbara waterfront back in nineteen sixty nine. She was while the locals who ran to the beach to watch the oil spill approached the coast rod Nash was there as well. He went on to establish the environmental studies curriculum at UC Santa Barbara. He says it took a few days for the spill to appear on the beach. Was the black tide, and it had a real emotional kind of impact. I mean, other people who were watching photojournalism played a huge role in spreading the word about what was happening in Santa Barbara pictures of Tartu birds and black and surfboards showed the horrors of the oil, spill shock moral outrage. This. This is so wrong that outrage helped fuel the modern environmental movement. Nash says there was a shift in how people felt about the environment and not shifting consciousness had an impact a year later. Congress created Earth Day, president Nixon proposed the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in the endangered species. Act followed in nineteen seventy three. Teachers have been back on the job in LA public schools for the last couple of days after their district wide walkout and now a smaller teacher strike at a group of local charters has wrapped up as well as KCRW's Larry peril explains. Teachers at the accelerated schools charter network in Los Angeles have reached an agreement to end at eight day strike officials with United teachers L A say teachers are returning to their classrooms today. Ed, Gutierrez with UT LA says the official end of the strike still needs to be ratified by teachers UT LA is the same union that represented L A unified school district teachers who ended their strike last week. Gutierrez said the tentative deal meets the core demands of its members for increased job security. He says the deal will help address the problem of high teacher turnover at the schools officials say the problem has played them for too long and hindered student learning. The strike was considered the first by charter school teachers in California with educators calling for increased pay then health benefits as way to produce the high teacher turnover rate. Negotiations between teachers and the accelerated schools began over a year and a half ago. The accelerated schools started in nineteen Ninety-four with two unified school district. Teachers officials say the school was structured as an environment where all students were treated as gifted in a network that provides educational reform in south central L A for KCRW on Larry Parral on this Monday. You are listening to KCRW we are NPR news for southern California. It's seven thirty four. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin will Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. Take the stand. The prosecution is wrapping up its arguments in the trial of the notorious drug kingpin. Federal prosecutors have presented dozens of witnesses to testify over the past several months in Brooklyn courthouse now it will be the defenses turn to make its case. And it's not yet clear whether or not they will put Guzman on the stand he faces seventeen counts linked to running the massive drug trafficking organization and has already been convicted of crimes in Mexico. Joining us on the line Keegan Hamilton, he has US editor for vice news, he hosts a podcast called Chapo kingpin on trial, Keegan thanks for being here. Warning. Thanks for having me, let's start with. What is is it going to happen today? The prosecution gets last chance to make its arguments. What are you expecting the prosecution still has one cooperating witness on the stand, and then they have to law enforcement witnesses afterwards. Should be brief don't get a chance to talk to Jerry again when they make their closing arguments. But this is their last chance to present evidence. The jury and prove their case that I'll troppo is leader this law cartel guilty of all of these crimes accused of what is left in their case to make. What are these witnesses expected to say that others have not we haven't heard about L trop was final capture and twenty six. They sort of have taken the jury chronologically from the late eighties started shop career up until the very end. We last week. We heard about his only fifteen escape, but we haven't heard about when he was recaptured which involved a shootout with Mexican marines and another attempted escape tunnel that didn't quite work out one. All right. So the prosecution gets to to question these final witnesses. And then it's the defense's turn the big question is whether or not they're gonna put Guzman on the stand, what are the factors that go into that decision? Actually, go into that decision. Are what did they have to lose? And at this point. It seems like the defense has nothing to lose usually a defendants taking the stand is sorta last ditch effort, and that seems like it might be needed in this case. I mean on one hand he opened up to self incrimination perjury, if he's questioned by prosecutors on cross examination on the other hand, he can sort of maybe control his narrative a little bit and respond to some of the witnesses who testified against him this trial. As we've noted it's been going on for months, and the jury has had to hear all kinds of gruesome stories recounting, some of these horrific crimes, can you can you detail moments that have stood out to you. Absolutely initially, the judge in this case that this is a drug conspiracy trial is not a murder trial throughout the course of the trial. There. There have been references to murders that were committed kidnapping things of that nature, but it wasn't really laid out in vivid graphic detail until the end of last week when a witness who was a bodyguard for awhile and a hitman for him came to testify in describe in the most gruesome vivid details, you can imagine him El Chapo, personally, pulling the trigger on executions personally being involved in in beatings of of men who been kidnapped. We heard description of one one man who was shot and buried while. He was still alive. Truly stomach turning stuff that really seemed to impact the jury, and frankly, everyone who in the courtroom, Wendy, expect verdict. We're expecting a verdict sometime in the next two possibly three weeks, although given totality of the evidence. That's come across too far. It's it's hard to see them taking long to to need a guilty verdict Keegan Hamilton vice news, thanks. We appreciate it. Here's how the power struggle in Venezuela. Look our struggle in Venezuela. Looks this week and opposition leader who was declared interim president plans week of mass protests. The United States is backing his campaign to replace the longtime President Nicolas Maduro NPR's, Philip Reeve's says both sides are courting Venezuela's security forces. No, president in Venezuela can keep power without the support of the armed forces nNcholas Maduro knows that so far his generals appear loyal Medina's working to ensure it stays that way. Not..
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston secretary of state mike pompeo says north korea could have an economy on par with the south if it gives up its nuclear weapons program npr's michele keleman reports pompeii oh return from pyongyang earlier this week secretary pompeii oh is laying the groundwork for an upcoming summit between kim jong un and president trump and he's calling for bold actions in exchange for us security assurances and economic support shurmur kim choose with the right path there is a future brimming with peace in prosperity for the north korean people south korea's foreign minister here to meet bombayo says the north should not expect any sanctions relief until it takes visible and meaningful steps to denuclearize she also says the us military presence in south korea is a bilateral issue not one that should be on the table with pyongyang michelle kellerman npr news the state department president trump says he's fulfilling his long stand promise to lower the cost of prescription drugs speaking at the white house today trump on veiled his plan to help americans pay for their medications were also increasing competition and reducing regulatory burdens so drugs can be gotten to the market quicker and cheaper we're very much eliminating the middleman the middlemen became very very read some democrats say they're willing to work with the president house minority leader nancy pelosi says both parties want affordable drug prices were setting a high standard and hope that his proposal will meet that because we'd love to work in a bipartisan way to reduce cost when outlining his plan trump did not mention allowing medicare to negotiate directly with drugmakers california's booming economy is pumping money into state coffers at unprecedented levels but governor jerry brown is once again proposing.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston evacuation orders have been issued for nearly two thousand residents on hawaii's big island at least five homes have been destroyed after they kill away a volcano erupted spewing molten rocks and high levels of sulfur dioxide into neighborhoods geophysics expert tina neal says conditions are being closely monitored we're continuing to track drop in the lava level lay it's been fairly steady over the last couple of days there's been no exhilarated in the lake in the rate the lake is still visible to our monitoring web cameras but it certainly way out of sight of anyone at the jagger overlook it's not as deep as it has been since the eruption started in two thousand and eight that it's obviously something we're watching carefully officials say series of earthquakes have followed the ongoing eruption at six point nine magnitude quake shook the island yesterday afternoon iran says the united states will make a historic mistake if it pulls out of the two thousand fifteen nuclear agreement and a speech today iranian president hassan ruhani said his country is prepared to respond to such a move npr's peter kenyon reports ruhani's comments come days before president trump is set to make a decision on whether to pull out of the iran deal stay ruin earn a news agency quotes president hassan ruhani is saying instructions have been issued to iran's atomic energy organisation and other government agencies on what to do with the us reimposes sanctions on iran ruhani didn't specify what the response would be other officials have warned that tehran could quickly ramp up its nuclear program if washington doesn't continue to abide by its commitments under the agreement trump faces a may twelfth deadline to decide whether the us will continue to waive economic sanctions against iran as the obama administration agreed in negotiating the deal peter kenyon npr news is standard at least twelve people are dead after an explosion at.
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"In washington i'm windsor johnston a saudi led coalition air strike on yemen's rebelheld capital of saana today killed two leaders of the armed hootie group that's according to saudi state television the bbc sebastian usher reports the attack comes on the day of the funeral of sala al salman another who the leader killed in saudi airstrike this week the who is brought out all the pump and ceremony they could muster to honor the man who was affected their second in command an immense crowd of mourners turned out in a display which showed the rebels can still draw on considerable support the killing of osama was a big blow it showed how the saudi led coalition can now breach who these tight security and hit its leaders in a further demonstration of this the coalition bombed what it said was a high level hootie meeting insana hours before the funeral the rebels have since fired more missiles into saudi arabia the bbc's sebastian asher a man convicted of killing two police officers and new york state for decades ago is out on parole north country public radio's brian man reports the decision has sparked outrage from law enforcement groups and the victims families in nineteen seventy one herman bell was part of a group called the black liberation army they used a nine one one call to lure two police officers to a neighborhood in harlem new york city killing the cops in a rain of bullets in the decade since bellboy i regret for the murder and earned high level graduate degrees behind bars in march an independent state parole board cleared him for release that move drew a furious response from patrick lynch who heads a powerful policemen's union in new york city leading these murdering matz on the street is like saying walk free to kill again governor andrew cuomo said he disagrees with the parole board's decision but a judge validated it bell who seventy years old will live now under supervision in new york city brian man npr news police in detroit are preparing to combat a weekend of paintball warfare on the.
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"Our news in washington i'm windsor johnston a us drone strike has that killed at least two people in pakistan one of them was identified as a militant leader npr's dea had deed reports this dried targeted a vehicle close to the border with afghanistan local media reported that one of the victims was jumaa han a commander in the huq connie network it's the militant grouping that forms part of the taliban the us has long demanded pakistan crackdown on the group according to the nonprofit the bureau of investigative journalism there's been at least five us drone strikes in pakistan this year temperatures are below zero this morning and much of the northern us from montana and to main gary ellen bolt with south dakota public broadcasting says the colder than normal weather is expected for the rest of the week liver recalled temperatures of blood wellard windshield voters ribbit stretching from the canadian border to southern cansearch temperatures on the northern plains where the teams below zero some people are seeing nearly 30 belowzero temperatures in northern both dakota factor in the light winds said those temperatures for even colder the forecasters say some wind chill readings could hit forty below on new year's eve stocks are trading higher on wall street at this hour the dow is up twenty four points the nasdaq composite up seven the s p up to i'm windsor johnston npr news in washington it's eight forty three and we have a perspective for eu lauren vung and her family fled vietnam after the communist victory their harrowing escape by sea and ultimate rescue left her with a lifelong sense of gratitude here's her perspective thirty seven years ago i arrived in america an eight year old vietnamese refugee we landed in seattle where i saw snow for the first time everything was clean white and light filled i thought we were in heaven the first american i met with a little girl with blonde curls and blue eyes she looked exactly like a chair up i was convinced we were in heaven my family's journey to america is not so different from that of the middle eastern refugees today my father a member of the south vietnamese regime was in prison and for four years after the war as a child i was reminded daily that he was a.
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"Advocates for victims of sexual assault are blasting the trump administration's decision to overturn obama era guidelines for investigating the sex crimes on college campuses npr's windsor johnston reports the education department says the new rules will balance the rights of victims and the accused the obama era guidance required schools to aggressively investigate claims of sexual assault but the trump administration says those methods off in favored alleged victims and lack due process for the accused national women's lol center president who team agaanst grave says the new guidelines may discourage victims from coming forward my deep worry that it we will return to dig graves unpack hope out with a secret word cool put it wept it under the rag and that you didn't who experience tech hello how will say there's no reason i would want to put myself process the education department says its planning to seek public comment over the next several months before final guidance is issued windsor johnston npr news washington this is npr and this is wnyc in new york i'm david first new york governor andrew cuomo says there may be a silver lining for puerto rico following the widespread destruction caused by hurricane maria the governor arrived in san juan with two planes full of supplies and words of inspiration and no her line of us old monkey bill would look doomed one and hurricane maria cost an islandwide blackout after making landfall on wednesday cuomo also promised to help horta reco receive adequate relief funds from washington a federal labor agency has determined that black detectives within the nypd elite intelligence division were pramoj richard at a much slower rate than their white counterparts the equal employment opportunity commission made the ruling last year but it was only made public this week by the new york times darren porcher teaches criminal justice at pace university he says the panel's finding could lead to important reforms if members any nypd comparable well with the fact that the of being promoted based on the mary and not knepper could them i think it will bolster a greater motivation amongst the troops and the record problem apartment a spokesman for the nypd vehemently denies the times report the trump administration has declined to pursue the case the mayor of patterson new jersey has pleaded guilty to corruption charges he will step down from office and served prison time the record newspaper reports that mayor joey toro's pleaded guilty.
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"Guys windsor johnston reports the powerful categorythree storm is expected to cause widespread damage a large portion of florida's west coast and the florida keys could see unprecedented levels of storm surge david's alinsky meteorologist at the national hurricane center says regardless of tides the height of the water could exceed fifteen feet above ground level but that twenty two along apartheid were higher surgeon southwest ordered the naples area you could have it where even the second story of some buildings who's gonna get inundated by a very dangerous storm surge cylin ski says over fifty percent of deaths that occurred during hurricanes are due to storm surge flooding windsor johnston npr news president trump has been monitoring the hurricane from the presidential retreat camp david in maryland on saturday here's anyone still in its path to just get out of the way and not worry about possessions saying property is klay civil that lives or not he described the storm is a storm of enormous destructive power some south florida residents fleeing before hurricane erma are leaving their pets behind peter hayden of member station w l r n reports palm beach county florida's animal control officers have been hustling to rescue abandon the animals some of them were loose some more in pins some were tethered animal control director dianne so vague says officers have rescued around fifty dogs and two cats over the past two days some animals were change trees or parked cars officials say with a potentially deadly hurricane on the way it's a felony charge of animal cruelty around fifty more pets were dropped off at an animal shelter in west palm beach by people who were evacuating the storm for npr news i'm peter hayden in palm beach county florida officials in mexico now say the death toll from thursday's earthquake has risen to sixty five they say it was the most powerful quake to hit mexico cohen 85 years thousands of homes were destroyed and many more were left without running water or electricity the quake measured eight point one and had just before midnight thursday the investigation continues into the helicopter crash that killed country singer troy gentry the chopper went down friday in medford new jersey police chief richard meter says the pilot did call the.
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"Now's appear set to endorse a more than fifteen billion dollar disaster aid package to fund rebuilding efforts in the wake of hurricane harvey and fears windsor johnston reports of vote is expected today the senate overwhelmingly approved the disaster aid yesterday as part of a stopgap measure package that president trump negotiated with democrats to fund the government and to raise the nation's debt limit the funding comes as hurricane erma makes its way toward the us and just days before the federal emergency management agency was set to run out of money this is only the first instalment on a recovery and rebuilding package for twin hurricanes that could eclipse the more than one hundred ten billion dollar cost to taxpayers of hurricane katrina in two thousand five a house vote would send the massive relief package to president trump for his signature windsor johnston npr news washington less than a half hour to the opening bell on wall street us futures contracts were trading lower dow futures contract down about a quarter of a percent this is npr news the un says almost thirty people in northeast nigeria have died of cholera it's riding through camps for people displaced by boko haram violence and fears off abo quizzed artem reports there is growing concern for almost a million and a half displaced people living in what the un is calling cholera hotspots the un children's agency says more than five hundred suspected cholera cases have been registered in camps in northeast nigeria three times the number reported less than a week ago the cholera outbreak coincides with continuing extremist violence in the region and minitry efforts to try to end the ato bull had i'm insurgency which has displaced more than a million and a half people unisex warns that molten three and a half million have little access to basic water services and that heavy rains have brought cholera and other diseases two children already battling malnutrition.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm nor rahm hurricane harvey has been upgraded to category three npr's windsor johnston reports the powerful storm is packing winds of one hundred twenty miles per hour is on track to make landfall on the texas gulf coast later tonight or early saturday morning forecasters say hurricane harvey is expected to linger over parts of texas for up to a week national hurricane center meteorologists michael brennan says the storm could drop up to thirty five inches of rain across a wide swath of southeast texas and southwest louisiana ruining it'll of a mole predated after your appropriate from a water perspective broke from heard an from a rainfall brennan says harvey could produce storm surges of six to twelve feet along parts of the texas coast combined with dangerously high winds he says the results could be catastrophic windsor johnston npr news washington president trump today's sign an executive order imposing new sanctions against venezuela in response to what the administration says as an erosion of democracy in venezuela at the united nations us ambassador nikki haley says the us must send a clear message to present nicholas maduro we are not going to tolerate the dictatorship he's trying to create and we're not going to respect the sham assembly and so at this point we felt like because we're not seeing any progress towards lifting up the venezuelan people and we see more of the powergrab that medeiros trying to do the sanctions were another option to send him a message.