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"A little bit here on KQED, but we first have a newscast right now. From NPR. It's 11 01. Live from NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. Vice President. Harris has just completed talks with Guatemala's president and said the two had a robust and candid conversation. The president and I discussed a fundamental belief that most people don't want to leave home. They don't want to leave the place. Where they grew up. Where the language they know is spoken. Speaking in Guatemala City, Harris said the two focused on security and prosperity for both countries as she seeks to address the root causes of migration to the US And she spoke to Guatemalans telling them don't come. Infrastructure negotiations between President Biden and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito that were planned for today have apparently been delayed. But the White House says they will happen before Wednesday when the president travels to Europe for the G seven and NATO summits and for a high stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This will be Biden's first face to face meeting with the Russian leader as president. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan says the upcoming summit will be a vital part of defending American interests and values. Joe Biden is not meeting with Vladimir Putin. Despite our country's differences, he's meeting with him because of our country's differences. There is simply a lot we have to work through ahead of the summit, President Biden said. The U. S. Is standing United to address Russia's challenges to European securities starting with its aggression in Ukraine. Biden is also expected to confront Vladimir Putin about recent cyber attacks on U. S companies and claims of election fraud. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Oil is still showing up on some beaches in Georgia, nearly a week after erect cargo ships started leaking as Molly Samuel of member station W. A B reports. The ship has been stuck on Georgia's coast for more than a year and a half. Responders say the Golden ray car carrier hasn't leaked oil since last Tuesday, but they're still cleaning up spots of oil in coastal marshlands and oil globules on the beaches of two popular Georgia islands. Coastal environmental group says that while the oil isn't a major mess, it is indicative of the problems caused by how long the ship has been stuck. Meanwhile, cutting operations to remove the wreck continue. The Golden Ray capsized in 2019 as it was leaving the port of Brunswick wreck removal teams are slicing the ship into giant pieces to haul it away, along with the thousands of cars it was carrying. For NPR news. I'm Molly Samuel. At last check on Wall Street. The Dow is down 178 points. This is NPR Live from KQED News. I'm Brian White Transit agencies across the Bay Area are lending support to Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority workers this week, providing buses and drivers to help with staffing needs in a tweet Vita, officials said funerals for some of the nine slain Veta workers In a mass shooting over a week ago, began Friday and are scheduled to carry on through tomorrow. This is having an impact on service. San Francisco's Mu NI is sending 20 bus drivers and 10 buses a day and will help until at least the end of June. No, Al Villamil is immune E driver regardless of what agency were were not, you know where filling transit. You know, we have to look at each other as a kinship as a as a family. A C transit. Sam Trans in Santa Cruz Metro are also.
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"Miles from where the first cases were found during the Trump administration. Many dismissed the theory as part of Trump's attempts to blame the pandemic. On China. We'll talk with investigative reporter Katherine Eban, who tried to strip away the conspiracy theories and look at the real questions surrounding the lab. And her new Vanity Fair report, she found the political agendas and conflicts of interest interfered with open inquiries. President Biden has asked the intelligence community to investigate whether the source of the virus was the lab or an animal. First news. Live from NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein legal standing. Texas and other Republican led states argued the individual mandate, which set a tax penalty for people who didn't maintain health care was unconstitutional. But in 2017, a Republican led Congress amended the A C A setting that penalty to $0. Because there is effectively no penalty, the Supreme Court majority found the states had no standing. Texas also argued that the caused more people to sign up for coverage that they were legally entitled to Costing the state's more and administrative costs. The court disagreed. The ruling was 72 with justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch. Dissenting. I'm Paul Flab in San Antonio. Senate Democrats are not giving up on an infrastructure plan even as they remain far apart from Republicans on how much to spend and on what NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats are moving ahead with a two track strategy to enact President Biden's infrastructure plan. One is bipartisan. The second deals with components of the American jobs and families plan, which we will consider, even if it lacks bipartisan support now, despite some overdramatized punditry. Both tracks are moving forward and both tracks need each other Senate Democrats are mapping out a budget resolution that would allow them to pass an infrastructure package without Republican support. In the meantime, President Biden is expected to weigh a proposal by a group of bipartisan senators that focuses on traditional infrastructure. Progressive Democrats are pushing for a much broader bill. Windsor Johnston. NPR news At the White House today, Dr Anthony Fauci announced more than $3 billion program to advance antiviral pills to treat covid 19 and prepare for other pandemic threats. Vaccines clearly remain the centerpiece of our arsenal against Covid 19, however. Antivirals can and are an important complement to existing vaccines, especially for individuals with certain conditions that might put them at a greater risk. For those whom vaccines may not be as protective. Fauci says the program will accelerate clinical tests of promising antiviral medicines that are already in various stages of development. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation's seven day average of new coronavirus infections has fallen 95% in the last five months. This is NPR. In Hong Kong police carried out an early morning raid on the offices of an investigative newspaper. Five editors at the pro democracy anti Beijing paper Apple Daily are being detained on suspicion of collusion. Thailand's prime minister says the country plans to reopen to visitors who are fully vaccinated against Covid 19 by mid October. The announcement comes as Thailand experiences a third spike in new coronavirus infections, but Michael Sullivan reports the Thai government has other concerns as well. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan o Cha says his goal is to open the country within 120 days. And that fully vaccinated visitors or returning ties should be allowed in without quarantine or other inconvenient restrictions. He said He knew the decision was a calculated risk. But said it was necessary to help revive Thailand's battered economy and the tourism industry. In particular tourism accounts for roughly 20% of Thailand's GDP and employs millions of people. Thailand recorded almost 40 million tourist arrivals in 2019. But those arrivals dried up last year after the country essentially sealed itself off to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. For NPR News. I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai, Thailand. In central Japan. A 187 ft tall Buddhist statue dedicated to the goddess of mercy is now adorned with the coronavirus face mask. Organizers say it'll stay there until the pandemic is brought.
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"Said the two focused on security and prosperity for both countries as she seeks to address the root causes of migration to the US And she spoke to Guatemalans telling them don't come. Infrastructure negotiations between President Biden and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito that were planned for today have apparently been delayed, but the White House says they will happen before Wednesday when the president travels to Europe for the G seven and NATO summits. And for a high stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. This will be Biden's first face to face meeting with the Russian leader as president. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan says the upcoming summit will be a vital part of defending American interests and values. Joe Biden is not meeting with Vladimir Putin. Despite our country's differences, he's meeting with him because of our country's differences. There is simply a lot we have to work through. Ahead of the summit, President Biden said the U. S. Is standing United to address Russia's challenges to European security, starting with its aggression in Ukraine. Biden is also expected to confront Vladimir Putin about recent cyber attacks on U. S companies and claims of election fraud. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Oil is still showing up on some beaches in Georgia, nearly a week after erect cargo ships started leaking as Molly Samuel of member station W. A B reports. The ship has been stuck on Georgia's coast for more than a year and a half. Responders say the Golden ray car carrier hasn't leaked oil since last Tuesday, but they're still cleaning up spots of oil in coastal marshlands and oil globules on the beaches of two popular Georgia islands. Coastal environmental group says that while the oil isn't a major mess, it is indicative of the problems caused by how long the ship has been stuck. Meanwhile, cutting operations to remove the wreck continue. The Golden Ray capsized in 2019 as it was leaving the port of Brunswick wreck removal teams are slicing the ship into giant pieces to haul it away, along with the thousands of cars it was carrying. For NPR news. I'm Molly Samuel. At last check on Wall Street. The Dow is down 178 points. This is NPR. The Supreme Court says it will not hear a challenge to male only military draft registration. The National Coalition for Men had asked the high court to reconsider a 40 year old decision that upheld the restriction, arguing it's unlawful sex discrimination with no legitimate purpose. A senior Japanese Olympic official has died in Tokyo in an apparent suicide with just a month before the summer Games begin, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports. Japan is also under a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's Kyodo News agency cites anonymous sources as saying. Subway station attendant saw a man jump in front of an oncoming train Monday morning. The 52 year old official was in charge of accounting at the Japanese Olympic Committee. The Olympic Committee establishes an organizing committee which is in charge of putting on the actual event. A weekend poll by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper found that 48% of respondents want the games cancelled due to the pandemic down from 59% in a poll last month. The poll comes as the Japanese government has been speeding up vaccinations and foreign athletes have begun to arrive in Japan to train ahead of the games. Anthony Kuhn, NPR news song Amazon founder Jeff Bezoza has announced he'll fly into space next month aboard his company's blue origins. First human spaceflight. The New Shepard spacecraft is due to launch July 20th. The company is auctioning off one other seat on the flight..
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
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
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"Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Ah former wrestler took the witness stand again in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Show Vin. Donald Williams says he tried to convince show Vin to ease pressure on George Floyd's neck, Williams told prosecutor Matthew Frankie became so frustrated with showman that he called 911 after paramedics took fluid away. I believe I witnessed a murder. And so you felt the need to call the police. We need to call for these clothes. There are police there right there. There. Police stand. Why don't you just talk to them about I believe that they just We just didn't have no connection. You know, I spoke to them, but not on the connection of a human being relationship. Defense attorneys tried to show that the arresting officers were under stress because of taunts from witnesses. He also suggest that George Floyd died as a result of preexisting issues. York's legislature has voted to allow recreational marijuana use, and Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll sign the bill as NPR's Brian Mann reports New York stands to become the 15th state to take The step. New York's marijuana legalization law aims to help more people of color play a part in the new legal pot industry. It also funnels 40% of marijuana tax revenues in the neighborhoods hit hard by addiction and by high numbers of drug arrests. Assemblywoman Crystal people. Stokes, who co authored the measure, said communities of color have been crippled by marijuana criminalization. Legislation is crafted in a manner that is designed to help rebuild those lives. Those lives and those communities. Studies show Black and brown, New Yorkers were targeted disproportionately by marijuana arrests. Tens of thousands of people are expected to have their felony drug convictions expunged. Brian Mann. NPR news on Wall Street stocks closed lower U. S futures are higher in after hours trading. This is NPR news. The U. S House Ethics committee is upholding a $5000 fine against Congressman Louie Gohmert, The Texas Republican, is accused of failing to submit to a full security screening when entering the chambers floor last month. Homered, appears to be the first lawmaker to be punished were failing to comply with the new rules, which were imposed after the deadly January 6th riot at the U. S. Capitol building. Some Republicans are calling the screening rules of violation of their rights. Leaders of Brazil's Army, navy and Air force are being replaced. NPR's Philip Reeves has more on the Defense Ministry's announcement. The announcement came a day after both Sonando suddenly fired his defense minister who's a general. It's the biggest hiatus within Brazil's military for decades, and comes amid controversy within the armed forces over Boston out his attempts to use them to support his political endeavors. Far right President is a retired Army captain. He's packed government with military officials he talked recently about using the military to oppose lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions. When the defense minister left Monday, he made clear he's against politicizing Brazil's military. Now the service chiefs are following him out the door. Philip Reeves NPR news reddish Nero, Australia's military plans to build its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the United States. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it's part of a 10 year investment that is essential to Australia's defense..
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
McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February
"Jack Spear. The impeachment trial of former President Trump remains in limbo. A Senate leaders work out the details of a power sharing agreement in the evenly split chamber. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to commit to a timeline for sending the case to the Senate. Speaker Pelosi once again condemned the former president for his role in instigating a mob of supporters to violently attack. The capital 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 President Biden as part of his effort hit
Biden to sign Day 1 orders to reverse Trump immigration policies
"NPR News on Corvo Coleman. President elect Joe Biden is poised to sign 17 executive orders today after he takes the oath of office. The orders will address the Corona virus pandemic, the stuttering U. S economy, climate change and Racial justice initiatives. These actions range from rejoining the Paris climate accords to revoking President Trump's order, excluding undocumented migrants from the 2020 senses. Biden will take the oath of office six hours from now, as the nation's 46th president. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more. Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will take the oath of office on the West side of the U. S Capitol building at noon today. Vice President Mike Pence, will attend the inauguration along with former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington This morning, Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will attend Mass at ST Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D. C. They'll be joined by congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. President Trump will leave the White House before Biden is sworn into office. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports he will skip Biden's inauguration.
Kamala Harris receives first dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on camera
"A week after President he'd like to Joe Biden was vaccinated. Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston After receiving the shot during a televised event, Vice President elect Kamila Harris once again stressed the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine trust scientists and it is the scientist Created and approved this vaccine sired everyone when it is your turn. Get vaccinated. The nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, had strongly recommended that Harris and President elect Biden be inoculated as soon as possible. Is also recommending that President Trump, who tested positive for the coronavirus in October, received the vaccine. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS President elect
Congress scrambles to finalize Covid relief, avoid shutdown as deadline draws near
"Are close to a deal on the next coronavirus relief bill, but it might take a few more days to finalize the measure. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports lawmakers are continuing negotiations today on roughly $900 billion bipartisan package likely include another round of stimulus checks for Americans struggling amid the pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the American people have waited long enough for Congress to pass another round of relief aid. They waited months they waited and suffered and some have died while needless political games have played out, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says lawmakers are close but need to finalize the details of the next measure. When it comes to unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, eight to small businesses and so much else. We have a responsibility to get this right. The roughly $900 billion bipartisan measure is likely to include an extension of extra weekly unemployment benefits, but does not include additionally for state and local governments or liability protections for businesses. Windsor Johnston. NPR
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"NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. President elect Joe Biden says he's aiming to change the course of the Corona virus pandemic within the 1st 100 days of taking office. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports by introduce key members of his incoming administration's health team of the U. S or past 15 million Corona virus infections. Biden says the road ahead will not be easy. But he's pledging to distribute at least 100 million Corona virus vaccine within the 1st 100 days of his administration will follow the guidance of science to get the vaccine to those most at risk. Health care professionals, people a long term care and as soon as possible will include educators. This will be the most efficient mass vaccination plan in U. S history. Biden says Returning students to classrooms will be another top priority. The administration's incoming health team includes California attorney general How the Airbus era as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr Anthony Fauci as chief medical advisor. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS NPR's Windsor Johnston. US regulators are moving closer to signing off on a Corona virus vaccine is Britain and began a knock your ating people offering some hope, a global pandemic that is sick and tens of millions and claimed more than a million and a half lives can be controlled. Maker Fizer cleared a major hurdle when the FDA released a statement containing no red flags in terms of its vaccine. In an interview with NPR's All things Considered today, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn says they expect to have more to say after a panel meets this week. It is critically important that we get this right. That was the reason that we've been transparent about the criteria we were used. It's why we have stringent criteria that are very similar. What we would use for a regular approval called Biological License Application advisory panel due to meet Thursday to discuss whether to recommend FDA emergency use authorization for the fines or vaccine into time. Hospitals in the US are nearing the breaking point. Federal judges dismissed the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. Incision comes two weeks after President Trump granted Flynn of full pardon U. S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan says that he has dismissed the case against Flynn based on the presidential pardon. But in his 43 page opinion, Sullivan makes clear that he has serious doubts about the Justice Department's earlier efforts. Drop its prosecution of Flynn, who had pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts. In May, the DOJ moved to dismiss the case, saying Flynn's false statements weren't material and that prosecutors couldn't prove that he knowingly lied. Sullivan calls the government stated reasons. Quote dubious to say the least. In the end, however, Sullivan says, the question is moot in light of the presidential pardon that Flynn received. Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington On Wall Street, the Dow was up 104 points today. You're listening to NPR. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Shawn Carlson. Local health officials are trying to reassure people that Cove in 19 vaccines being distributed two states in the coming weeks will be safe. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are expected to get the first doses of the Fizer vaccine that next week. Those will be given first health care workers and residents of long term care facilities and nursing homes. Mayor De Blasio, senior adviser for Public Health, Dr Jay Varma, says people should think of the vaccine like a message in a bottle. The message tells yourselves, you know, watch out for this intruder. That's going to be coming on bears really nothing in that message in a bottle that is dangerous, you know themselves. It's really just a warning sign to your body's immune system to watch out. Some health care workers have said they would not take the current vaccine. In a recent survey of some F D N y firefighters found more than half said they were not open to receiving the vaccine. Undocumented immigrants brought to the U. S is Children may once again apply for work, authorization and protection through the program, known as DACA. The Trump Administration tried ending the program, but W Nice is Beth Fertig. Reports of federal judge ordered the government to bring back the original version this week. 18 year old Jimena Zamora of Queens joined a lawsuit over the summer after the Trump administration didn't fully restored DACA despite losing a Supreme Court case she was anxious to apply. The government was supposed to change a website by Monday night, and Samora kept checking. It was finally updated that there was accepting the new applications. So that's when I was like, Oh, so it's happening. Now. Now she applied in the morning. New York City estimates 30,000 residents have DACA status and another 45,000 may be eligible. Newark Penn Station is set to undergo $100 million makeover. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says the project includes new bathrooms and the restoration of the 85 year old stations, tile work and waiting room benches. The interior of this historic station will be brought back to life to mirror the divers and bustling city that awaits outside these doors about $30 million in state funding will go toward the upgrades this year when work will begin immediately. Officials say they're planning another $160 million in renovations over.
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
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 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
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"Breaking eggs. But Siri and after God's authority from game stops, Wow. People are excited. Which one is better? We'll have a friendly competition. The news is next live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. Not withstanding at numerous so far unsubstantiated complaints of voter fraud from the Trump administration, top officials at the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency as well as other government, election officials said there is no evidence the presidential race was compromised. Here's NPR's Alana Wise As President Trump continues to try to undermine the election's outcome. Cyber security officials say this election was quote the most secure in American history. There is quote no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised, officials said in a statement. The president and his Republican allies have repeated false and unfounded conspiracies off widespread fraud in the voting process. The Associated Press and other outlets last week called the race for President elect Joe Biden. Trump is weighing legal challenges in several states to contest the elections results. Alana WISE NPR NEWS Washington As counties in Georgia began preparing for a hand tally of presidential election results, the state's top elections official is in quarantine. After his wife tested positive for the coronavirus. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ratzenberger said he'll be getting tested. We'll continue to solve quarantine no matter what the results show, George is proceeding with a full hand tally of the votes, given their all margin by which Joe Biden leads there. Congressional Democrats are urging their Republican colleagues to accept the results of the presidential election and get to work on the next coronavirus relief measure. MPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the two sides remained deadlocked is covert 19 continues to rage across the country. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says congressional Republicans need to move on and turn their attention to the millions of Americans struggling during the pandemic. Thousands are dying. We don't have time for these kinds of games. The American people are waiting for relief. But Republicans refused to take comprehensive action that meets the needs of the country. Democrats appeared to be backing away from their latest $2.2 trillion offer. They say a $3.4 trillion bill passed by the House should be the starting point for further talks. This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged in need for a new relief bill, but with a much smaller price tag. Windsor Johnston NPR NEWS Washington has number reported coronavirus cases keep rising. Some school systems say they're giving up in terms of in person classes. Includes Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia in suburban Minneapolis. Some state governors also say they're imposing restrictions on bars and restaurants, getting more serious about requiring people to wear a face mask. Stocks gave ground today amid concerns about the virus. The Dow dropped through Jordan 17 points. The NASDAQ fell 76 points. This is NPR and this is KCRW on Larry Perella. It is a Thursday, November 12th. A very good evening to you. Here is what's happening at 704. When l. A USD students eventually returned to school. They'll switch off the days and times there in class to keep group smaller. But that still leaves Ah parenting dilemma. What to do with kids when they're not in class. Now, the L. A Unified school district is telling families we've got you covered. Here's KCRW's Darryl Saxman. L. A unified Superintendent Austin Buechner told the school board this week that the district will provide a supervised environment for students even when they're not in class. Buechner said that having supervised care throughout the school day every day is crucial so that parents can return to work. He didn't offer many details, and there's no word on when in 2021 campuses could reopen. But beauty. Her said the system would allow students to be with their classmates and continue to learn in a school environment, even if it's not with.
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
Senate Judiciary Takes Up Barrett Confirmation
"Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett get underway on. Capitol Hill next week. NPR's went Johnston reports. Senate. Republicans. WanNa confirmation vote before the election. While Democrats continue to push back Senate Democrats are expected to press judge Barrett on several key issues including abortion and whether she would recuse herself from a potential presidential election dispute. Georgetown law professor Paul, Butler says, Barrett will also face questions about a pending challenge to the affordable care act. Herself with regard to this case, it's likely that she would tip the balance in favor of overturning obamacare either in a narrow way based on the specific provisions that the court is considering four more. Supreme Court is expected to hear the legal challenge to the ACA next month Windsor Johnston NPR
Democratic convention: Biden poised to accept nomination
"Will formally accept the Democratic nomination for president and Deliver his pitch for Americans to vote Trump out of office. Joe Biden will take the virtual centre stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight from his home state of Delaware. After attacking President Trump on numerous fronts. Fighting is expected to make his strongest case yet for why Americans should cross partisan and ideological divides to vote for him. Tonight's lineup will also feature Senator Cory Booker and former mayors Pete Buddha Judge and Michael Bloomberg. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. In her speech, he laid out the vision of America that she was raised with and compared it with the country under President Trump. Harris described the nation as a beloved community. Where all are welcome. Windsor Johnston. NPR news US stocks air trading higher with the Dow up
Relief Package Deal Remains Elusive as Impasse Over Jobless Benefits Persists
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Trump Administration officials are back in negotiations today on a new Corona virus relief package. Pandemic enhanced unemployment benefits expired last night, and NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, Democrats and Republicans are still far from a deal. Lawmakers remain at odds on numerous provisions of the relief bill, including what if anything, will replace the $600 a week and extra jobless benefits. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting Republicans for wanting toe lower that amount moving forward. They've offered 200 But the $600 is essential in the lives of these families, and they question well, Maybe somebody staying home making more money than they will know why Don'tyou subject those high rollers that same scrutiny as to whether that money was justified. The White House has suggested that it's willing to extend the extra benefits short term, but it hasn't been able to reach an agreement with fellow Republicans. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS
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"Up next live from NPR news I'm Jeanine Herbst congressional Republicans are weighing in on the trump administration's decision to fire the U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and here's Windsor Johnston reports prosecutor Geoffrey Berman was forced to resign this weekend by Attorney General William Barr speaking on ABC's this week South Carolina senator Tim Scott downplayed Berman's Alistair president trump actually hired Mr Berman and he fired Mr Berman everyone in the DOJ works at the pleasure of the president over one number two there's no indication whatsoever that whatever is being investigated will not continue to move on the house Judiciary Committee is set to open an investigation this week into political interference at the justice department as part of the probe conventional Democrats say they plan to look into Berman's resignation Berman's office had investigated numerous associates of president trump including trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington the latest results from a U. S. census bureau survey show that the fanatic is taking an especially hard toll on households with younger adults and those with incomes of twenty five thousand dollars or less and your son's along reports on findings from a new nationwide survey that's trying to measure how the virus is affecting people's lives this month the census bureau's Helsel poll survey gathered answers from more than eighty three thousand households many of which have taken hits in their paychecks because of covert nineteen among them half of adults in homes with a household income of twenty five thousand dollars or less say they have either no or slight confidence in being able to pay next month's rent or mortgage on time the bureau found similar concerns among more than a third of households with members between the ages of twenty five and thirty nine the ongoing survey also found that around forty percent of households with incomes of twenty five thousand dollars or less report that they have not been able to stop worrying for more than half for almost every day the of the week until long NPR news New York international visitors can now enter Spain without undergoing a mandatory quarantine the countries we opened its borders today as people are now allowed to circulate freely and all European countries in that area with the exception of Portugal as the CEO Benavides reports the government is hoping to salvage what is left of this summer's tourist season Sunday also marks the end of spring state of alarm lifting movement restrictions within the country Spanish authorities claim the nation wide lockdown that began on March fourteenth saved almost half a million lives still Spain was one of the country's hardest hit by the corona virus pandemic with more than twenty thousand deaths as a country opens up again their worries of a second wave Lucier Benavidez reporting he was Richard contracts are trading lower at this hour you're listening to NPR news live from KQED news I'm Kate wolf US senator Dianne Feinstein is calling for hearings to look into president trump's recent firing of a U. S. attorney who was investigating members of trump's inner circle can you desire Husayni reports in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Feinstein demanded an examination of political interference in the removal of Geoffrey Berman as U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Berman's office was involved in investigations of individuals connected to the president but it's unclear exactly why Attorney General William Barr tried to remove him and Feinstein says bars intervention in this and other matters involving the president quote undermines the integrity and independence of the department of justice president trump has said he wasn't involved in the firing calling bar very capable I'm Sarah Hussaini KQED news sporting goods company north face is pulling its advertising off Facebook KQED's Rachel my row reports in a statement north face said quote racist rhetoric and misinformation is made the world unequal and unsafe the N. double ACP the anti defamation league and others are calling for advertisers to pull their money from Facebook with a campaign called stop hate for profit no comment yet from Facebook and it's not clear either how many other advertisers will follow north faces lead how much will my row KQED news there's more news online at KQED dot org I am Cait wealth support comes from personal capital offering instant access to financial tools and advice from home.
Coronavirus task force presents a bleak landscape with 100K deaths as best-case scenario
"There are more than two hundred sixteen thousand diagnosed coronavirus cases in the U. S. according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University more than five thousand people have died the White House has a bleak picture of the virus is spread in coming weeks as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports president trump and the nation's top health officials say the country should brace for a very painful few weeks as the corona virus outbreak intensifies in the US speaking at his daily briefing at the White House on Wednesday trump was asked about his reluctance to issue and national stay at home order you have to give a little bit of flexibility we have a state in the Midwest or if Alaska as an example doesn't have a problem it's awfully tough to say close it down members of the White House coronavirus task force say the death toll could top one hundred thousand in the US even of social distancing guidelines are strictly followed Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington worldwide Johns Hopkins researchers say about nine hundred forty thousand people have been infected more than forty seven thousand people have died the greatest number of code nineteen deaths are in Italy and
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"Air here the story at one pm today from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston the us labor department is out with its latest figures on hiring and unemployment npr's jim zarroli reports employers added two hundred thirteen thousand jobs in the month of june and the unemployment rate rose to four percent the numbers suggests that the us economy continues to add jobs that a steady and pretty healthy pace there were increases in services manufacturing healthcare and construction jobs the unemployment rate rose two tenths of a percentage point to four percent but that appeared to be due to the fact that more people were looking for work the labor force participation rate increased in thailand dozens of people have died after a boat filled with tourists capsized off the coast of the resort island of pu cat dozens more remain missing michael sullivan reports from chiang rai the plight of the twelve schoolboys trapped in a cave here in the far north of the country has dominated news reports for the past week and now this about carrying one hundred and five people that sank in rough seas thursday night about five miles off the coast of the resort island of cat most of the victims chinese tourists stocks are trading higher on wall street at this hour the dow jones industrial average is up forty points at twenty four thousand three hundred ninety seven the nasdaq composite of fifty four points the sp five hundred up eleven i'm windsor johnston npr news in washington support for this morning comes from berkeley representing tony kushner's.
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"Radio's lindsay smith has details in a small courtroom in rome in michigan survivors of nasser's abuse than their husbands said peres gave each other and the prosecutors on the case big big hugs nasser was sentenced to between forty and one hundred and twentyfive years as part of a plea deal we have taken care of one perpetrator we have not taken care of the systems that allowed him to flourish for twenty years that's rachel denhellender one of the very first women to come forward publicly against nassar she says apologies from ms you and usa gymnastics have fallen far short sorry it happened is not the same thing as we are sorry for what we did that caused on allowed this we have yet to see that from either organization and that is what i expect to see frontier news i'm lindsay smith in charlotte michigan stocks saw trading sharply lower this hour in peers windsor johnston reports market volatility has been historically low when that has some investors on add some investors are worried that low volatility may prompt us sudden correction in the stock markets meaning consumers could lose vast sums of money chief economist at pnc financial services god's slow shea says fluctuations are inevitable as the economy starts to transition i think were in a changing environment were it looks like we're going to have a bit higher inflation in to that has markets on edge and i think volatile these likely to be higher in two thousand eighteen than it was in two thousand seventeen concerns about higher inflation are likely to prompt the federal reserve to raise interest rates faster than previously expected the fed is scheduled to meet next month windsor johnston npr news this is npr and you're listening to wnyc in new york i'm jimmy floyd key witness takes the stand today in.
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"A new fiveyear record high windsor johnston npr news the un security council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against north korea on friday in response to his latest launch of a ballistic missile the resolution include sharply lower limits on north korea's refined oil imports the return home of all north koreans working overseas within 24 months and the crackdown on ships smuggling banned items including coal and oil to and from the country more than forty former us attorneys and republican and conservative officials are pushing back against efforts to discredit the special counsel investigating russian interference in the 2016 election in a pair of letters the group say robert muller and his team must be allowed to continue their work unimpeded i'm jim hayek npr news in washington support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include newman's own foundation workings and nourish the common good by donating all profits from newman's own food products to charitable organisations that seek to make the world a better place more information is available at newman's own foundation dot org the event.
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"Of like idiomatic and sink gene right what are they all have to do with i don't know but i'm feeling one right john lewis is getting the game as fast as it's fun and everyone's a winner says you wednesay on says use coming after known pan foreclosure most of the uh today slight chance of afternoon rain nudge raina uh uh uh highs generally in the upper 60s today sacramento look for mostly cloudy skies sacramento's predicted high about sixty three a cloudy sky lake tahoe and around the lake highs from forty nine to fifty nine degrees today i windsor johnston with these headlines president trump offering to mediate the dispute over the south china sea trump arrived in the philippines after attending the asiapacific economic summit in vienna he's god go to turkey tomorrow protesters to nbc of today demanding the release of catalonian leaders detained over the region's push for independence jane erg balanced to al separatists from the regional parliament in next month's election nasa has successfully launched as spacecraft carrying supplies international station nation was abruptly scrubbed yesterday when an airplane flew did airspace i'm windsor johnston npr news.
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"Iraq's prime minister's issuing a twenty four hour suspension of the movement of troops are deployed retake territory held by kurdish forces back under federal control hitter our body says in a statement today the order was given to prevent clashes and bloodshed the announcement comes on the heels of conflicting reports from the u s led coalition a ceasefire had been reach between kurdish forces and troops the national highway traffic safety administration is launching an investigation into ford motor company cars and bureau's windsor johnston reports the probe comes amid concerns steering wheels could detach while the vehicles in motion the investigation involves an estimated eight hundred forty thousand midsize ford fusion sedans that were manufactured between two thousand fourteen and two thousand sixteen drivers filed several complaints that steering wheel bolts became loose from steering columns and had to be reed tight end in another incident a steering wheel reportedly detached wild the driver was attempting to turn into a gas station federal investigators will determine whether the detachment is a regular occurrence and assess potential safety consequences there have been no reports of clashes or injuries today to end no recall has been issued ford motor company has not yet commented on the reports windsor johnston npr news if winner seems to be getting shorter is not your imagination analysis of us weather davis's 1980 shows winter is coming later and leaving earlier national oceanic and atmospheric administration data came from 700 weather stations across the us was analysed by the associated press.
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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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"On the next free comics radio we talked to the pioneering research psychologist defenders eriksson about how to get really really good at just latin with the right kind of training and the individual will be able to required abilities judas only attainable if you have followed ten thousand hours malcolm vlad well kenmore that's next time on free number three and it's reconnoiter mixed radio later this afternoon at three morning coastal fog some cloud cover some partial clearing along the coast today more warm temperatures in one and more sunshine highs today from the '60s along the coast 70s along the bay to the lower to mid '80s today the news ebola headlines coming up next and more weekend addition saturday on kqed i'm windsor johnston with these headlines police in northern spain say a large extremist cell was behind the terror plot that left fourteen people dead and over one hundred others injured this week officials believe violence the began with a botched attempt to create a bomb president trump and the first lady will not be attending this year's kennedy center honors the white house says the first couple is skipping the event to allow ana raised to celebrate without any political distraction in montana a wild fire has destroyed two homes after jumping control lines yesterday over a thousand people have been forced from their homes near missoula i'm windsor johnston npr news in washington.
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"Four fewer lake tahoe bound around the lake morning sunshine then turning partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms of safter known high seventy seven to about eighty seven degrees around lake tahoe news headlines from npr ahead on we kennedy shen saturday and next week solar eclipse has builders has been billed as once in a lifetime opportunities but four southern illinois that's not exactly the case residents there are using this year's eclipsed to prepped for the next one just seven years from now the eclipse story and much more all ahead on kqed public radio ste twenty minutes to seven i'm windsor johnston with these headlines if authorities in florida have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer last night officials in kissimmee say the man is facing a first degree murder charge as second officer was critically wounded in a shooting for other police officers suffered gunshot wounds in separate incidents last night in jacksonville and western pennsylvania firefighters are battling wildfires in northern are again over four hundred homes had been evacuated near the town of sister's crews have not made any progress in containing the blaze in central california nia wildfire burning any seventy national park has forced the closure of several campgrounds trails so far no structures happened damaged i'm windsor johnston npr news in washington.
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"This year's kennedy center honorees have been announced and his npr's net olivi reports this is the first time a hip hop artist as being recognised for the first time a hip hop artist will receive the kennedy center owner l l cool ties among the five honoree is the others are television producer norman lear singers gloria estefan and lionel richie and the dancer come into level lahd already the choices have spread some controversy a washington post critic slammed the selection as being to commercial recognizing celebrities who already get plenty of attention meanwhile pundits noted that two of the artist's glorious stuff on a norman lear have been outspoken critics of donald trump the president is scheduled to attend the gala celebrating the honorees on december third netto lippi npr news in new york city's central park today nearly two tons of trinkets statues and jewellery crafted from the tasks of slaughtered elephants were destroyed in iraq crusher manhattan district attorney sized fans says the city has been part of the elephant poaching problem we've been working as to stop in our work is designed to stop enough the second message of you're dealing in the proceeds wildlife crime if you are trading ivory you are going to get prosecuted and it's not going to be pretty the sale of ivory across international boundaries has been banned since 1990 but the us and many other countries have allowed people to buy and sell ivory domestically i'm windsor johnston npr news in washington.
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"Canadian officials say there's been a major shift in where asylumseekers are illegally crossing the border from the us and as dan carbon chuck reports there's been a surge in the numbers the latest statistics from the canadian government showed the number of asylum seekers entering the country rose in june to more than eight hundred eighty that's up from the previous two months and if that number most seven hundred eighty one were cotti koubek a marked contrast from previous months were more crossed into manitoba many of those who make the trek illegally do so fearing the rotation under president donald trump's immigration crackdown last month the us supreme court partially reinstated trump's revised ban on travellers from six mainly muslim countries in canada the influx of illegal asylum seekers is causing delays in the refugee hearing process and many small towns near the border a growing frustrated by the problem and want more action by the canadian government to stop it for npr news i'm dan carpenter can toronto hundreds of people on the greek island of koh spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake struck the small island to tourists were killed and some five hundred others were injured the six point seven magnitude quake hit the island near the turkish coast on thursday i'm windsor johnston npr news in washington support for npr and the following message come from visit saint peak clearwater just ninety minutes from orlando were you'll find a world of our museums outdoor cafes and two of trip advisers top five beaches in the us plan your getaway ed visit saint peak clearwater dot com.
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"Easa breathing details online about their mattresses and betting at sleep works dot com paulo the tension donald trump jr golfers meeting with russian operatives last year as reportedly made a miserable and afraid to show his face public this is terrible if we treat him like this nobody is going to be willing to view our treason's any more of peter sehgal i will try to convince bassim use if the jon stewart egypt the dry calling himself the leaders of egypt join us for the news with from npr its way way don't tell me later this morning at eleven o'clock on kqed public radio i'm windsor johnston with these headlines president trump is warning iran pathetic could face in his words new and serious consequences if it doesn't release americans currently held in custody there however the white house has not provided specifics about potential retaliation and earth quake that rocked a small greek island has killed two torres and injured hundreds of others the six point seven magnitude quake hit the island of coast near the turkish coast yesterday the murder rate in mexico skyrocketed last week governent data shows just over twenty two hundred murders were committed in the country in the month of june officials say that's the deadliest month in the last twenty years i'm windsor johnston npr news in washington the wound the the the new the new support.