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VB in the Middle

00:52 min | 22 min ago

Fresh "npr" from VB in the Middle

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3 female journalists in Afghanistan are killed

Morning Edition

03:03 min | 3 hrs ago

3 female journalists in Afghanistan are killed

"Someone shot and killed three Afghan journalists Yesterday. All three women work to the TV station assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning state. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. Oh, One of the women was shot nods for he. Me She was just 21. I managed to find her brother. How do women hate me? He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should be opposed by conservative relatives and Even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. They supported her cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now Isis says they killed China's and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. They'll likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan as Isis been responsible for other attacks like this Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much for an anxiety and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning, a religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The phrase civil society is occurring to me when you talk about the kind of people who are being targeted people who make it possible to have an open debate about things too. Learn what's going on. Um, I'd like to know, though. If this has anything to do with the wider political situation in the country, the United States had been trying to get all troops out. Right, so we can say that they do appear to be related because of the American withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan is part of a deal with the Taliban. But another part of that deal is that the Taliban has to sit down with the Afghan government to negotiate an end to this war. Sharing power and those assassinations that we're talking about began shortly after those talks began in September. Now we're talking about civil society. We're talking about silencing people. Might be critical of the negotiations or critical. The Taliban, who frankly want to re impose restrictions on women in particular when they get back into power. It's important to say here that the Taliban deny responsibility, but activists say that doesn't mean they're innocent. It could be a local commanders acting with a wink and a nod. It could be their sympathizers. Or it could be local actors with vendettas taking advantage of the

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Fresh "npr" from All of It

All of It

00:26 sec | 35 min ago

Fresh "npr" from All of It

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ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

Morning Edition

03:03 min | 5 hrs ago

ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

"Someone shot and killed three Afghan journalists yesterday, all three women worked at a TV station. Assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning state. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. Oh, one of the women were shot. And as for he me she was just 21. I managed to find her brother. How do women hate me? He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should be opposed by conservative relatives and even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. They supported our cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now Isis says they killed China's and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. They'll likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan. Has Isis been responsible for other attacks like this? Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much fear and anxiety, and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The phrase civil society is occurring to me when you talk about the kind of people who are being targeted people who make it possible to have an open debate about things toe. Learn what's going on. Um, I'd like to know, though. If this has anything to do with the wider political situation in the country, the United States had been trying to get all troops out. Right, so we can say that they do appear to be related because of the American withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan is part of a deal with the Taliban. But another part of that deal is that the Taliban has to sit down with the Afghan government to negotiate an end to this war by sharing power. And those assassinations that we're talking about began shortly after those talks began in September. Now we're talking about civil society. We're talking about silencing people who might be critical of the negotiations or critical of the Taliban, who, frankly want to re impose restrictions on women in particular. When they get back into power. It's important to say here that the Taliban deny responsibility, but activists say that doesn't mean they're innocent. It could be a local commanders acting with a wink and a nod. It could be their sympathizers. Or it could be local actors with vendettas taking advantage of the chaos, do

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Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Forum

Forum

00:52 min | 36 min ago

Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Forum

"Lie from NPR News. I'm Laxmi, saying the head of the CDC is warning of troubling signs in the country's battle to bring the Corona virus pandemic under control. Dr. Rochelle Walensky blames it on a more contagious, you, Kay, very that's quickly spreading. Is this in the country of leveling off raised at rates just on the cusp of potential to research and the being 117 hyper transmissible variant, lose, ready to hijack our successes to date. And on the other hand, stamina has worn thin fatigue is winning and the exact measures we have taken to stop. The pandemic are now too often being flagrantly ignored. Certain localities and states have chosen to lift their mask mandates, despite the CDC has appeal for people of double down on double masks and avoid crowds whenever possible. With the administration, projecting that there will be enough Cove in 19 vaccines by mayor June to inoculate everyone who wants a shot. Lynskey says. The next few months are pivotal. NPR's Tamara Keith reports on what prompted President Biden to move up the vaccination timeline from July. There was a fateful phone call on a Sunday in February between administration officials and the vaccine maker Johnson and Johnson. It was supposed to last 15 minutes and went for more than an hour when it was over, a senior administration official says. J and J was a full partner and quote they understood this was a wartime effort. That led to an agreement to have rival drug maker Merck use its facilities to help make in package J and J's vaccine. This unusual partnership is only part of what speeding up the timeline. Just as important is Biden's recent invocation of the Defense production act to free up supplies and re negotiated contracts with all the vaccine makers to accelerate their deliveries. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS, The mayor of Houston, is raising strong objections to the decision to live state mandated coronavirus restrictions in Texas. Florian Martin of Houston. Public media reports Texas governor Greg Abbott has indicated businesses can fully reopen in the past mandate will end next week. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he's very disappointed by the governor's decision that it makes no sense to ease restrictions meant to slow the spread of the Corona virus. At this time, Turner points out that Houston saw more than 400 new covert 19 infections in five deaths to stay and so far less than 15% of Texans have been vaccinated and all of a sudden you're saying to Texans Starting next Wednesday. You can take your mask off as if the virus is going to stop because the governor said Turner alleged Abbott is trying to distract from the fall out from the recent winter storm in the state that left millions without power. I'm Florian Martin in Houston. At last check on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 70 points since the opening 4 31,061. The NASDAQ has fallen more than 1.5% s, and he's also down half a percent. This is NPR Lie from KQED News. I'm Brian what many businesses and activities are reopening today in three Bay Area counties. The changes are driven by decreasing numbers of cove in 19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. KQED is less than the clerk has more. Napa, Santa Clara and San Francisco are moving to a less restrictive tear in the states. Reopening blueprint, people can enjoy a meal inside.

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ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

Morning Edition

03:03 min | 5 hrs ago

ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

"Shot and killed three Afghan journalists Yesterday. All three women work to the TV station assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning, Steve. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. Oh, One of the women was shot nods for he. Me She was just 21. I managed to find her brother had women hate me. He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should being opposed by conservative relatives and even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. He supported your cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now, Isis says they killed channels and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. But they're likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan. Has Isis been responsible for other attacks like this? Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much real anxiety, and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning, a religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The phrase civil society is occurring to me when you talk about the kind of people who are being targeted people who make it possible to have an open debate about things too. Learn what's going on. Um, I'd like to know, though. If this has anything to do with the wider political situation in the country, the United States had been trying to get all troops out. Right, so we can say that they do appear to be related because of the American withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan is part of a deal with the Taliban. But another part of that deal is that the Taliban has to sit down with the Afghan government to negotiate an end to this war. Sharing power and those assassinations that we're talking about began shortly after those talks began in September. Now we're talking about civil society. We're talking about silencing people who might be critical of the negotiations or critical. The Taliban, who frankly want to re impose restrictions on women in particular when they get back into power. It's important to say here that the Taliban deny responsibility, but activists say that doesn't mean they're innocent. It could be a local commanders acting with a wink and a nod. It could be their sympathizers. Or it could be local actors with vendettas taking advantage of the chaos, do

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Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

00:46 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Morning Edition

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep and I'm Noel King. More than five million Venezuelans left their country because of political and economic crises over the last six years, some South American neighboring countries there telling them not to come. But not Columbia, John Otis reports on its open door policy. Since the refugee crisis began six years ago, Colombia has taken in more migrants from neighboring Venezuela than any other country. But about half of the two million Venezuelans who have settled here are undocumented. That makes it harder for migrants to find decent jobs and to gain access to health care and schooling for their Children. So in a speech last month, Colombian president even Dukie announced a new policy. No salt throws a say most public lies his young the new extra pies do, Kay said Columbia would provide legal status to nearly all undocumented Venezuelans, allowing them to live and work here for up to 10 years. A surprise move won praise from the Biden administration, Pope Francis and the U. N. Loki, who said on Asiana Singer President Filippo Grandi, who heads the U. N refugee agency, called it the most important humanitarian gesture in South America in decades. The new measure will help Colombian authorities vaccinate Venezuelans for the coronavirus. And allow them to keep tabs on migrants and deport those involved in crimes. Columbia also stands to benefit from Venezuela's brain drain as newly arrived, doctors, teachers and engineers will now be able to pursue their careers. Among those pleased about President Duke is announcement. Is he serious? Bayot? He's a 26 year old Venezuelan When me picking gooseberries on this farm just outside of Bogota. He likes the work, but says previous jobs were hellish, deliver a handle on quantum jump bail used to work in construction. Doesn't undocumented Venezuelan, He says his boss could get away with paying him just $8 a day far less than minimum wage. Some migrants work just for food. Bail, predicts the legalization program will force employers to improve working conditions. No mental content. I'm very, very happy about this there says Many Colombians reject the new policy. They include Julian Gar son, who also works on the gooseberry farm, but that they had sent only understand head of this time. Amid the economic slump caused by the pandemic, Carson says Venezuelans will take scarce jobs that should go to Colombians similar concerns as well as outright xenophobia. Are rising across South America, where countries are putting new restrictions on migrants. In January, Peru sent tanks to its border to halt the flow of undocumented Venezuelans, while the Chilean military air lifted more than 100 migrants back to Venezuela. Here in Colombia. The fact that President Duke is migrant policy is deeply unpopular among his own people makes it all the more admirable, says political analyst said he'll Grossman. I think Duke has always been on the right side of this issue, and this makes his legacy in terms of international migration, something to stand on for the rest of his life. He says Duk E is making the best of a refugee crisis that's expected to get much worse for.

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ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

Morning Edition

01:55 min | 7 hrs ago

ISIS claims killing of 3 female journalists in Afghanistan

"Shot and killed three Afghan journalists Yesterday. All three women work to the TV station assassins have targeted other journalists and human rights activists. So why NPR's d idea is in Islamabad. She's covered Afghanistan for years. Good morning. Good morning, ST. All right. Suppose I should say good afternoon to you on your side of the world. What happened? Well, this happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad and these women were shot dead as they left work. Two of the women were killed together and the third was separately hunted down. No. One of the women was shot Naz for he me She was just 21. I managed to find her brother. How do women hate me? He lives in Canada. And he says Shana's fought to get an education and toe work should be opposed by conservative relatives and Even the broader community around her, but that her parents backed her up. They supported her cause because she was the one fighting for a change. Now Isis says they killed China's and the other women because they work for a pro government outlet. They'll likely also killed because they were women working in public, and that's something widely disapproved off in conservative parts of Afghanistan. Has Isis been responsible for other attacks like this? Yeah. In December. They in fact killed a female presenter. Malala may want who worked at the same station. But most of these killings nobody's claimed responsibility for them. And that's causing so much for an anxiety and it's worth thinking about who's being killed here. These are people who can influence society people like media workers, human rights activists. Even judicial workers and clerics. Just this morning, a religious leader was killed in Kabul. And This is you know, I said, it spread fear. But what does that mean? It means people are shutting up. They're staying home. They're trying to leave the country and that means that local communities and even the international community. Is less likely to know what's happening across Afghanistan. The

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Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Murph and Mac

Murph and Mac

01:01 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Murph and Mac

"Murph in Mac, Now on 1045 FM. This is K NPR these sports leader. Last night brought back to familiar routine. We all enjoy wrapping up the work day, I'd say in a given week, I probably only do about 15 minutes of real actual work. And turning on Johnny's baseball. I'm John Miller bidding you welcome to Giants baseball on the radio. The Giants and the Dodgers are getting ready to play. A Cactus League exhibition with fans in attendance works again as the origin black play under the lights of Scottsdale Stadium. We're reminded that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel, little bit Burton Mac get a feel for this season and the roster with former giant and current analysts Randy Winn at 9 15. Been later today. A four KB get More info on the up and comers from former manager of the Double A Richmond flying squirrels and current giants director of player development Kyle Haines. Way Our candy are 1045 and 6 80, these.

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FBI Director Condemns Capitol Siege as "Domestic Terrorism"

BBC World Service

01:00 min | 13 hrs ago

FBI Director Condemns Capitol Siege as "Domestic Terrorism"

"FBI director Christopher Wray says the January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol was an act of domestic terrorism. NPR's Brian Naylor has more on Ray's remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Testifying for the first time since the attack, Director Ray said he was appalled by the violence and destruction of that day that Attack. That siege was criminal behavior, plain and simple. It's behavior that we the FBI viewers domestic terrorism. In Ray's words. Quite a number of the some 280 people who have been arrested on charges relating to the attack had militia or white supremacist connections. And today, he said, there's no evidence that anyone connected to anti fur had been involved. He said that domestic terrorism was metastasizing across the country, and he defended the bureau's sharing of intelligence in the days leading up to the attack, but conceded what happened on January 6th was not an acceptable result. Brian Naylor. NPR

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Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden's commerce secretary

All Things Considered

00:39 sec | 17 hrs ago

Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden's commerce secretary

"Hansi Lo Wang. Reports the Rhode Island governor is now set to oversee the Census Bureau. Gina Raimondo is cutting short her second term as a governor of the country, smallest state to join the Bite administration, a Democrat and the first woman to lead word island reminder was set to take on an eclectic portfolio of Commerce Department agencies, including the Census Bureau. What a reminder is. Most urgent agenda items is overseeing the preparation of the 1st 2020 census results the new state population counselor used to determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next 10 years. Those numbers are expected by the end of April. Godzilla Wang NPR NEWS NEW YORK President Biden's picked to serve his White House budget director

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Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination as Biden budget chief

90.3 KAZU Programming

00:51 sec | 17 hrs ago

Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination as Biden budget chief

"To lead the White House Budget office has withdrawn from consideration. NPR's easy. Roscoe has more on the first major setback for Biden's push to get his Cabinet picks confirmed. President Biden says he plans to have Neera Tanden serving another role in his administration, though he didn't specify what that role might be. Handan Hat served as the head of the Center for American Progress and Economic Think tank. Her nomination has been in trouble for several weeks, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin had announced he would vote against Handan because of tweets she sent in the past attacking members of Congress. With a 50 50 split in the Senate. The White House needed the support of every Democrat to win with no Republican votes. During her confirmation hearing, Tandon said she regretted the language she used in her tweets. I SHALL Roscoe NPR news president Bind today said

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Merck to help produce rival J&J's vaccine

All Things Considered

01:00 min | 21 hrs ago

Merck to help produce rival J&J's vaccine

"The Defense production act to create a partnership between two vaccine makers As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Merc will begin producing the Koven 19 vaccine developed by Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson, who's vaccine was given emergency use authorization this past weekend has experienced production delays. With this agreement, Mirkwood retool two of its facilities to begin making the one shot J and J Vaccine. White House press secretary Jen Psaki. These obviously our two companies that are historically been competitors s O. The fact that they're coming together, speaks to the ability of this administration broadly to bring them to the table and work together to address the pandemic in the country. The Defense production Act is being used to free up vaccine ingredients and help mark get set up to make the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Sake also said the Defense Department will provide daily logistical support to strengthen Johnson and Johnson's efforts. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS The Biden administration is

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India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

Morning Edition

06:54 min | 1 d ago

India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

"Next on a protest movement movement in India. in India. It has drawn the It interest has drawn of pop the interest stars of pop and stars climate and activists climate activists and sent people and sent into the people streets into for the streets a cause. for a cause. What's fascinating What's fascinating about the cause about they're the cause fighting for, they're fighting for, is how is unfasten how unfasten ating ating it initially it seems, initially seems, farmers are protesting farmers are protesting over new rules over new for rules wholesale for wholesale markets. markets. One of those rules One matter of those rules so much. matter so much. The answer reveals The answer something reveals about something a giant about nation, a giant its nation, past its past and its possible and its future. possible future. NPR's Lauren NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like all day. So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes, Yes. This is far. Good skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're being market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops in auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. It did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Copper supplies water. Not there. That's right. That's water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot off problem is that the production costs off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prizes are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. But Sanjay Cohade is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. He says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat, another man interrupts. We have brought up Narendra Modi's. You will be the King of World nine innings, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country, but that didn what model? Is it? Me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean about me, but not for my tomatoes. Sun up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the man on I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. The last Shin Dae is the founder. Market is ready to pay me back better place then I should capture that market is rapper Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes here's yes. Yes, grandfather and then grape farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove. It Actually long known there was opportunity. So he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who've gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Abby Shake says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been pro testing even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it when I'm just out to get the amulet and the mighty by it guys out the causal Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India

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India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

Morning Edition

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

"Movement in India. It has drawn the interest of pop stars and climate activists and sent people into the streets for a cause. What's fascinating about the cause they're fighting for, is how unfasten ating it initially seems, farmers are protesting over new rules for wholesale markets. One of those rules matter so much. The answer reveals something about a giant nation, its past and its possible future. NPR's Lauren

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Montana's Governor Says Conceal-Carry Law Bolsters Self-Defense Rights

Morning Edition

03:31 min | 1 d ago

Montana's Governor Says Conceal-Carry Law Bolsters Self-Defense Rights

"Will soon be able to carry concealed firearms on campus without a permit. Yellowstone Public Radio's Kevin traveling reports. Montana State University. Senior Chance kind is on his way out the door of his Bozeman apartment, keys, wallet phone, double checking My knife pens. My pencils Got a Glock has is the case Most times kind is in public. He's carrying a concealed Glock 19 pistol in his jeans. Practically muscle memory for the 22 year old to grab heading out the door. We've interest to get some groceries. Thank you. Yeah, but one place he can't carry a concealed gun, His college campus. At least until June. 1st when the new law goes into effect at state universities, a third generation Montana and from a farm and ranch area kind of grew up around guns. After shopping for groceries, he breaks down in brushes his pistol. Well, looks like we're actually pretty. Clinton's students who carry on campus will need to finish the hunters, education or basic gun safety course. Kind, says he's practice, drawing his pistol in front of his bathroom mirror, something he hasn't had to do for real after carrying for 2.5 years, and I thank God every day for that kind, says his father, a former sheriff's deputy taught him to take care of himself and others to be the first line of defense. In case there's an active shooter situation. For example, you are the hidden protector. You're not looking for a fight. But you're willing to finish it. Montana's new governor, Greg Jean Forte, is a friend to gun rights advocates as the state's first Republican executive and 16 years he's starting to enact long held conservative priorities. The right of the people. Keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. During a bill signing ceremony last week, GM 40 railed against gun control measures recently proposed by President Joe Biden said the new concealed carry law bolster self defense rights. Montana University system, and most Democratic state lawmakers oppose the bill, fearing it could lead to accidents and more students harming themselves on campus. Montana has the nation's third highest suicide rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies have consistently found that suicide risk increases with access to guns. So this is like the main lobby area where a lot of people like Tonto Hang out. Do homework knew our worries MSU freshman and dorm resident Daisy Cory, who's loving her college experience, but just the thought of someone having a gun in the dining hall when I'm just trying to eat a sandwich. Good morning. That's scary. If there's a dispute, she says she won't feel safe next fall. Knowing students may have guns in the library or one of her philosophy class is their signs on the front door that say no nicotine. No tobacco, But you're allowing 18 year olds have guns who are drinking on the weekends and are living with a bunch of people. It's totally crazy to me, Corey says. Hearing about the concealed carry bill unearthed trauma from her childhood in Colorado and age 13. She says she was playing Jenga alone with a friend when he took his own life with a handgun in front of her. Now. Cory says she's considering transferring from MSU. She's hopeful the Montana University system will challenge the new law in court, but Deputy Commissioner Kevin McRae thinks that's unlikely. Instead, he says, the Board of Regents will probably implemented law with an eye toward the 10 states that currently allow students to carry guns on campus. But even the areas that we look to for best practices there are different nuances that Keep this sort of uncharted water and knew. For example, McCrae says, Montana will be the only state to allow 18 year olds to carry guns in dorms for NPR News and Kevin traveling in Helena.

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India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

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06:54 min | 1 d ago

India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

"Next on a protest movement in India. It has drawn the interest of pop stars and climate activists and sent people into the streets for a cause. What's fascinating about the cause they're fighting for, is how unfasten ating it initially seems, farmers are protesting over new rules for wholesale markets. One of those rules matter so much. The answer reveals something about a giant nation, its past and its possible future. NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like. Okay, So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes. Yes. This is good, Skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're paying market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops Auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. But it did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Report supplies water, Not there that much water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot of problem is that the production cost off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prices are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. That son Jake Ohad is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. Don't he says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat. Another man interrupts. We're proud of you will be the King of World Niners, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country that they moved more delicious than me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean, bony, but not for my tomatoes. Sun Up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the banana, I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. Villas. Shin Dae is the founder market is ready to pay me back. Better place then I should capture that market is Roper. Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes Here's yes. If grandfather and great farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove, it actually opportunity, so he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who'd gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Bobby Shake, says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been protesting even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it. When I'm just out to get the amulet and no I did buy it guys off the coast of Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India

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Journalism watchdog files criminal complaint against Saudi crown prince

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Journalism watchdog files criminal complaint against Saudi crown prince

"Media rights group Reporters Without Borders has filed a criminal complaint against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The group alleges the crown prince and his top aides committed crimes against humanity in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Kashiwagi. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. Reporters without Borders filed the criminal complaint in a German federal court because German law authorizes a judge to pronounce on human rights abuses against non citizens committed outside of Germany. The filing also alleges that Saudi officials are responsible for widespread and systematic persecution of journalists in the kingdom, citing the detention of more than 30 journalists. Head of Reporters Without Borders, says the case is meant to send a message to those who silence imprison, assassinate or target journalists that they won't get away with it. Saudi Arabia is ranked 170 years out of 180 countries on the reporters without Borders. Press Freedom Index. Eleanor

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House aims to pass COVID-19 relief bill within two weeks

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House aims to pass COVID-19 relief bill within two weeks

"Senate Democrats say they're hoping to get President Biden's coronavirus relief package through Congress within two weeks. That's one expanded unemployment benefits for millions of Americans are set to expire. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more. The Senate bill is expected to look a little different than the House measure. It will not include a provision that would have gradually raised the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Democrats have also scrapped a last minute alternative a tax penalty for corporations that do not increase wages on their own. The measure does include another round of stimulus checks for Americans who qualify and an extension of extra weekly unemployment benefits. The White House says. Biden plans to speak with Senate Democrats this

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Johnson & Johnson rolls out single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

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00:59 sec | 1 d ago

Johnson & Johnson rolls out single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

"Four million doses of a new vaccine for the Corona virus or shipping out across the West. Today, the single dose shots developed by Johnson and Johnson received the green light from the FDA Saturday. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports with the third covert vaccine in the U. S demand still exceeds the current supply. Nearly four million doses of the one Does Johnson and Johnson vaccine are ready and will be allocated to states and local jurisdictions. Some doses will go directly to retail pharmacies, mass vaccination sites and to federally qualified health centers and could make it into arms this week. So far about 20% of the adult population in the U. S. Has received at least one shot and 25 million people have received both doses. But many more who are eligible are still waiting. More mega sites at stadiums and civic centers are set to open and supplies are expected to expand in the coming weeks. Johnson and Johnson is expected to deliver 100 million doses by June.

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The Senate Considers Covid-19 Relief This Week

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02:48 min | 2 d ago

The Senate Considers Covid-19 Relief This Week

"Senate considers covert relief this week. That's right accounts is the first big legislation of joe biden's presidency. It passed the house this weekend although with no republican support. We have no time to waste if we act now decisively quickly emboli we can finally get ahead of this virus. Democrats want it signed before the latest round unemployment benefits expires in two weeks so now moves to the senate under procedure that would allow it to pass their if necessary with zero republican votes but that procedure does not allow passage of the entire bill which is a higher minimum. Wage is out of it. Npr white house correspondent. Isha roscoe joins us this morning. Hey good morning good morning. What happened to the minimum wage increase. So the bill has been labeled as a budget bill And the reason why democrats went with that is so that they don't need sixty votes to get it passed And so they don't have to worry about a filibuster But the senate parliamentarian says. The minimum wage doesn't count as part of a budget bill. A biden did say. He was disappointed at the parliamentarians ruling. But the white house signalled that it didn't want to go against that ruling of vermont. Vermont senator bernie. Sanders had proposed imposing tax penalties on big companies. That don't raise their minimum wage but our colleague. Susan davis is reporting that senate democrats are abandoning that effort after facing some resistance a stripping out that fifteen dollars minimum wage may actually make the rescue package easier to pass. Given how slim the majority is because some more conservative. Democrats have voiced opposition to that level of hike in the minimum wage of course up progressive democrats have said that raising the minimum wage should be a top priority and that arcane senate rules should not stand in the way okay in any case they are going to stand in the way but the rest of the measure is there one point nine trillion dollars in aid to americans help with covert. How important is this to the president. It's totally an important. Be has really centered. His whole first one hundred days around it. The white house has been pushing hard to get something done What they're stressing that even though it doesn't have republican support in congress polling has found it to be very popular including among republicans. You know biden celebrated the house passage on sunday and urged the senate to act quickly saying if we act quickly and boldly we can finally get ahead of this virus. There is a deadline extended. Federal unemployment benefits expire mid march and senate democrats have pledged to get this done before that so they have two weeks

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El Salvador vote could strengthen president's rule

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El Salvador vote could strengthen president's rule

"Citizens of El Salvador went to the polls yesterday to elect members of Congress and hundreds of mayors. The election is seen as a referendum on the country's popular but controversial president, the evil Kayla Maria Martin reports Salvadoran sir voting amidst high political tensions with accusations that President Bush Kelly is overstepping his bounds to support political allies. Still, the charismatic O'Kelly is hugely popular, analysts say. People are sick and tired of traditional parties. Meanwhile, international observers watch the vote. Had. San Salvador's archbishop pleads for peace and transparency. Maria Martin reporting. You're listening to NPR

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Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine gets the nod from CDC

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01:03 min | 2 d ago

Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine gets the nod from CDC

"A d. c. advisory panel today unanimously endorsed johnson and johnson's single-dose covid nineteen vaccine a day after the fda approved it for emergency. Use the reviewers calling. It's safe and effective. It's now the third authorized covid vaccine in the us and npr's amy held reports doses are now being shipped out three point. Nine million doses of the johnson and johnson vaccine are ready to be distributed by the end of june. It's one hundred million combined with the other two authorized vaccines more than enough to cover the entire adult population. This summer. johnson and johnson's overall efficacy rate of sixty. Six percent is lower than pfizer. And maderna's still people should take the vaccine and they are able to act dr janet woodcock acting. Fda commissioner says comparing the vaccine is difficult not not eating head to head trial in its own clinical trial one month after vaccination johnson and johnson shot was found to provide complete protection against hospitalization and

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"What's happening today in this episode the goal about discovering what the constitution is really about who wrote it who it was four. Who at protected. And who didn't we hope you enjoy and we'll be back tomorrow. Here's npr's through line. Close your eyes. Imagine everything you're doing right now. Floats away all the things that stress you out like money or being on time or the fight you had with your partner. Imagine all that is gone and you are in a completely empty room sitting on a chair directly in front of you maybe ten feet away singular dark orb floating it is small completely devoid of light but from behind that orb a faint flickering light begins to emerge slowly by bit though it surrounds the dark like a mini eclipse happening chest. Free you in that room. A space of partial elimination as in an eclipse between the perfect shadow on all sides and the full life but closely at the space between complete darkness and fall light see the shadowy gradients between something and nothing they c- rounding or joining region which something exists and the lesser degree. That zone of partial illumination is like the space between us. It is a number and for some of us me feel like freedom were many things are possible and for others can feel like an unstable rumbling and shaking arth.

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04:38 min | 11 months ago

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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..

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01:50 min | 1 year ago

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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..

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04:00 min | 1 year ago

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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder, secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is just wrapped up remarks to reporters and Singapore as US and North Korean officials. Finalize preparations for the first-ever summit between President Trump and Kim Jong own NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Singapore with Trump and Kim scheduled to meet tomorrow morning. Both leaders arrived here on Sunday in both met with the host country. Singapore's prime minister leash Ian lung on Monday US ambassador to the Philippines soon, Kim with North Korean officials to hash out details of the talks. Kim Jong UN has said he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons, but he's insisting on security guarantees from the US in exchange came as already held two meetings with South Korean president moon Jae in as well as to with China's leaders Xi Jinping details of Tuesday's summit scheduler, vague. There have been suggestions that the summit could continue for a second day if necessary. Anthony, Kuhn NPR news, Singapore, top democrat on the Senate. Foreign relations committee at Markey of Massachusetts says for the summit to succeed President Trump and Kim Jong own most agreed to the meaning of denuclearization. On our side, we believe it means a removal of all nuclear weapons and delivery capacity on the Korean peninsula. Kim does not actually agree with that. President Trump says, he thinks things can work out very nicely with North Korea. He spoke to reporters during a working lunch with Singapore's prime minister also praised US embassy staff during a meeting greed at his attell following his arrival in Singapore, President Trump took some more swipes at Canada following the g. seven summit that wrapped up over the weekend posted a series of tweets that included criticism of NATO allies and the European Union on the flight to Singapore Trump pulled out of the joint communique. After Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised to fight the Trump administration's tariffs on aluminum and steel Italy's new populist government taking a hard line against migrant arrivals by closing the country's ports to appr-. Private rescue ship after Malta refused to ship permission to dock vampire Sylvia, jolly reports move stranded more than six hundred. Migrants, see a group SOS many as as rescue ship. Aquarius is carrying six hundred twenty nine migrants and is running short of food and water. Prime minister Giuseppe Konta said he asked Malta to assist those in difficulty, but was rebuffed. He said that confirms Malta's in Europe's unwillingness to intervene in an emergency, but till Salvini interior minister leader of the anti-immigrant party. The league posted under the hashtag ports closed Italy to says no to human trafficking. It's the only way he said to make ourselves heard in Brussels. Many commentators attributed the populist election success to the European Union's failure to assist Italy in handling the migrant crisis. So people Jolie NPR news Rome's been a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital officials say, it doesn't people are dead more than thirty wounded. This is NPR news. A big wildfire in south western Colorado was burning largely unchecked officials, say what's being called the four sixteen fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and officials have ordered a fresh round of evacuations of fires, burning north of Durango. Authorities ordered the residents of an additional six hundred seventy five homes to evacuate bringing the total to more than two thousand. The nation's largest actors union and four television networks have agreed to limit auditions that are held in hotel rooms and homes. NPR Shannon, Benzon reports a move is aimed at eliminating the so-called casting couch sack. After represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors the union along with ABC CBS NBC and FOX say they went to eliminate the potential for predators to exploit performers behind closed doors. The new guideline comes in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by more than eighty. Women against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, which led to a wave of similar allegations against famous. This men and politics, the media and entertainment. Earlier this month, Weinstein pled not guilty to criminal charges of rape and sexual assaults. Shannon van Sant NPR news Washington ago after the union that represents many employees at NPR last night's Tony awards band's visit won for best new musical. The show is based on a two thousand seven is Rayleigh film about a group of musicians from any gypsum police orchestra, stranded in a small as Rayleigh town. It also won Tonys for actor, Tony, shalhoub, and Katrina Lenk all the band's visit one, ten Tony awards. Harry Potter and the curse child one six on Joyal Snyder, NPR news.

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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.

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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's ilise hugh reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bomb six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh summit north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt its security with guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute least hugh npr news soul a business partner of president trump's longtime personal lawyer michael cohen has pleaded guilty to tax fraud npr's ryan lucas says the deal could have implications for cohen's own legal troubles you gimme a friedman pleaded guilty in albany county court to tax fraud related to his taxicab business and has agreed to pay five million in restitution and judgments the new york times says friedman also agreed to cooperate with state and federal authorities and investigations friedman's lawyer told npr he wouldn't describe the substance or scope of the guilty plea friedman's potential cooperation could ratchet up the pressure on cohen who is under investigation by federal authorities in new york for his business dealings including his taxi medallions some of which were reportedly run by friedman cone is due in federal court in manhattan next week ryan lucas npr news washington the southwestern baptist theological seminary has removed its wellknown president page patterson after some recorded controversial remarks of his surfaced patterson is told women to stay with phys.

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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.

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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.

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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union your credit health is so much more than a score that's why they help you stay on top of it protected and understand it get your report and more at trans union dot com slash npr by from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein secretary of state mike pompeo is in israel and later heads to jordan on a brief middle east trip that started in saudi arabia as the bbc's alan johnston reports pompeo is coming down hard on iran the trump administration is keen to bring more pressure to bear on iran mr pompeo painted the duck is picture of iranian influence in the middle east he accused iran of supporting terrorist groups and arming rebels in yemen who launch rockets into saudi arabia but he also called for political settlement to yemen's wall image the saudis of sided with the government against the rebels mr pompeo indicated to that he wants an end to the damaging diplomatic dispute between katter and its neighbors including saudi arabia the bbc's alan johnston south korea says north korea will close its main nuclear test site next month and when it does pyongyang will invite international security experts npr's elise hugh reports the timing for a nuclear site shutdown comes out of south korea's presidential office following kim's historic summit with south korean president moon jae in on friday the site is poon gary in northern north korea where the kim regime has flouted international rules six times to test nuclear devices underground kim reportedly told moon not only that he would invite insecurity experts but also journalists to observe the dismantling according to the blue house kim further said that once the us and north korea start talking the us will know that he is quote not a tight but person to fire nuclear weapons at south korea the pacific or.

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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.

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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI What is your but that's the question REI coop is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips RE I can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Shea Stevens. The White House says President Trump intends to impose, stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. By the end of the week, NPR Scott Horsely says, the order could include an exemption for certain countries, including Canada, adding exceptions for you as allies, such as Canada could reduce the impact of the tariff water, and also the potential for a retaliatory trade war Republicans have been urging the White House to take a more surgical approach and include exceptions for America's allies, China, which President Trump accuses him undermining US industries through cheap exports says, it will make a necessary response to any US trade war. Chances of a meeting between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart will depend on how the two leaders handle issues of mutual interest. That's the message after a day-long meeting between Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared, Kushner and Mexican affair. Scholes NPR's carry com reports Thursday spent Wednesday in Mexico City meeting with the foreign minister and President. Enrique Pe a Nieto Mexico's Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that Kushner delivered a message from Trump about the importance of advancing joint initiatives and that a meeting between the two presidents depends on how much progress they make on issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, migration and security. A possible meeting between Trump and pending. The EPA was scuttled after a recent telephone conversation soured between the two over Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for US border wall Wednesday. The White House said, Mexico might be exempt from new tariffs Trump is putting on steel and aluminum imports carry con NPR News, Mexico City. It is unclear whether Florida's governor will sign a gun safety Bill That's heading to his desk as emperors Grigg Alan reports the measure calls for three-day waiting period and bruising the minimum age for gun sales and arming certain School employees. Lawmakers are the bill is intended to make sure there are no more school shootings like the one in parkland in which seventeen people died. It bans bumped stocks allows officers to seize the guns of people deemed a threat to themselves or others. It also includes four hundred million dollars to hire more school resource officers, improve mental health counseling and upgrade school security representative. Jared Moskowitz from Parkland says, the bill is just a start. It's not enough when major corporations around this country are ahead of us. We are behind despite calls from the school student activist lawmakers rejected several amendments to banned weapons like the AR fifteen style gun used in parkland Greg, Alan NPR News Tallahassee for the second time in less than a week. A storm is blanketing the East Coast as much as the foot of snow could fall from the Philadelphia area through most of New England before the system moves offshore and Thursday, the Nor'easter as knocked out electricity to some areas still awaiting repairs from last week storm. This is NPR News. The White House says President Trump has already won an arbitration case against an adult film actress claiming she's Trump's former mistress, Stephanie Clifford known professionally. A stormy Daniels is suing to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement saying she wants to set the record straight. Her lawsuit also mentions Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen who says he paid Clifford one hundred and thirty thousand dollars of his own money as part of the agreement. If you suddenly hear someone laughing at you and there's no one else in the room, It could be Amazon's Alexa. The smart speaker has been spontaneously laughing when the device as not in use as NPR's lower side Elber poured some users are not amused. Social media was buzzing with strange stories. One person tweeted that he was on the verge of falling asleep. Then then he heard Baja. He tweeted out, there is a good chance. I get murdered tonight. Alexa also got a little rebellious. A user on Reddit complained that they told Alexa to turn out the lights three times They kept coming back on. Then Alexa stopped responding altogether and let out. The user wrote, I still get the chills. Amazon says it found a fix for the problem. Alexa has been mishearing words as Alexa laugh. The company says, now you have to say, Alexa, Can you laugh? She sure can. Laura sigh ideal NPR News tourist visits to the United States have dropped for the fifth month in a row. The US Commerce Department says international arrivals were down five percent in February as compared to the same month in two thousand sixteen I'm She Stevens NPR News in Washington.

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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.

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"Support for this npr podcast in the following message come from simon schuster publisher of principles by ray dallaglio a new york times number one bestseller an amazon business book of the year in hardcover and audio book this holiday season give perspective inside of a sweater live from npr news in washington on core of a coleman congress has passed a shortterm spending measure to keep the federal government funded through january nineteen the legislation also funds a health insurance program for low income children and other priorities that impairs kelsea snell reports it does not include eighty one billion dollars in disaster aid to help people recovering from hurricanes and wildfires this year senators are divided in part over how much money is needed for those states hit by deadly wildfires and hurricanes congress plans to continue negotiating put lawmakers fan impacted states fumed that the aid was left unfinished npr's kelsea snow reporting the legislation also does not include efforts by dummy crowds to deal with a federal program to shield young immigrants brought illegally to the country known as daca nearly nine million people sign up for health insurance during the affordable care act open enrollment period this year npr's al's and kojak reports that enrollment nearly reached last year's level in half the time the large number of people who signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange came as a surprise to a lot of analysts in part because the trump administration cut the open enrollment period down from three months to just over six weeks and on top of that the department of health and human services cut the advertising budget for the programme by ninety percent advocate for the affordable care act worried that those actions would depress enrollment and leave lots of people without coverage for 2018 instead hhs says the agency was able to sign up nearly the same number of people for a fraction of the cost and it says customer satisfaction was at an alltime high allison kojak npr news the fed.

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