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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
Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passes House, but faces Senate hurdle
"Of his covert relief package, and he's calling on the U. S Senate to act fast. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports. The measure passed the house in the early hours of this morning. The massive relief package passed with no Republican votes. All but two Democrats voted Yes, with their vote. We're one step closer to vaccinating the nation. We're one step closer to putting $1400 in the pockets of Americans. One step closer to extending unemployment benefits for millions of Americans are shortly going to lose him and as it heads to the Senate, where Democrats hold the narrowest possible majority. Biden had this message. We have no time to waste. The House bill would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but the Senate parliamentarian has concluded that provision doesn't comply with Senate procedure. So it will have to come out. Biden didn't mention the minimum wage. In his brief remarks. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS. The
Biden Reopens Gateway For Green Cards, Work Visas Reversing Trump COVID-19 Freeze
"That President Donald Trump had placed a new work visas as NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Trump head cited the pandemic prompted argued that issuing new skilled labor and temporary work visas during the pandemic would hurt the U. S labor market. And so he ordered a dramatic clamp down on legal immigration. He temporarily halted issuance of green cards for new immigrants as well as visas for tech workers managers, Okay. Years and others in a proclamation revoking that policy. President Biden says it didn't advance the interests of the United States prevented certain family members from joining lawful permanent residents in the U. S and harms industries that rely on talent from around the world. Since taking office, biting his issued a flurry of executive actions reversing Trump era policies. Tamara Keith NPR
House to vote on $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill this week
"Trillion coronavirus Relief bill will go to a vote this week. Republicans in Congress say it is too much money. Here's Congressman James Comber from Kentucky. Congress already appropriated $150 billion in the cares act for state and local governments. And not all this money's been spent. So the Biden administration is looking outside of Washington, D. C to build their case. Here's NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. When Mesa Arizona Mayor John Giles looks out his window at City Hall, he can see the convention center. It's become a hub for those seeking help in the pandemic. And on alternating days it is people that are there too. Up there drunk and get £50 of food, putting their trump or its people. They're waiting in line to get the vaccine. So it's a pretty sobering view from the mayor's office. His city got $90 million in relief funds last spring spent it all and Giles says they easily could have filed receipts for double that. Sobering view from his office window explains why this Republican mayor is pushing hard for the $350 billion in funding for state and local governments in the bill. You know this is it's just too important to engage in silly partisan debates. Most cities and towns didn't get direct help, like Mesa did. They had to wait for it to trickle down through their states and counties. The deadline to spend it isn't until the end of this year, so some are trying to make it last as they manage strapped budgets. For months now, a bipartisan group of mayors has been pushing for more. In July. We called ourselves July or bust. That's Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat. Her city's budget has been slammed by the pandemic so much so that she isn't sure they'll be able to train a new class of police officers or firefighters. This year. We're not like the federal government, we have to have a balanced budget. So if we don't get a federal money, no fire class Dayton is recruiting new firefighters and police officers but may not be able to bring them on board without more money. When it comes to the schools. It's a similar story. Congress has approved about $68 billion so far for K 12 schools. Well, not all of the funds have been spent. Education officials say the money is spoken for, and they need more. In Pennsylvania Palisades School District Superintendent Bridget O'Connell says they were able to reopen in the fall. And that meant hiring more teachers to reduce class sizes and to teach online So it is a staff intensive endeavor to educate kids during a pandemic Staff aren't paid up front, which is one reason why it may look like funds or unspent. And the bulk of the money Congress approved for schools last year is just now going out. Superintendent Sean Record from Pema, Arizona on Lee found out last week how much his district can expect to get. I have a list of all you know of things that we need in order to be able to You know, provide better social distancing more safety for teachers, more safety for students. They've been open nearly full time since the fall making do with the money. They have his message to critics who point to unspent funds and say schools don't need more. It isn't a light switch. The money doesn't get approved one day and spent the next And that's why President Biden and Democrats are pushing ahead with new funding and say they can't wait for Republicans in Congress to come around tomorrow. Keith NPR news
White House Says Vaccine Supply Is Increasing
"19 vaccine supply in the United States is increasing again. As NPR's Tamara Keith explains, the White House announced today a doubling in doses headed to pharmacies. The White House says it is able to double the number of vaccine doses going toe local pharmacies this week from one million to two million, and press Secretary Jen Psaki said states will get 13.5 million doses. This is a 57% increase from the amount states received when the president was inaugurated. So since then, obviously we have announced a couple of increases over the course of time. Asked whether President Biden, now nearly a month into his administration, owns the pandemic sake said, Yes, he does. That's why it's the issue. He wakes up every morning and it's focused on because addressing it is what's on the minds of the American people, and he's the president. It's his responsibility to focus on it, though she added that the Trump administration left them with supply problems. And localities fending for themselves.
Biden to focus on nation's "crises" during first 10 days in office
"And now President Trump is said to be preparing a slew of pardons in his last days in office. It's not clear if you'll pardon himself, which would mean he can't be investigated and prosecuted for any federal crimes. Much of Washington, D. C is unlocked down for Wednesday's inauguration of Joe Biden and Camel Harris. Joining us is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. I town high Voice hands so chilling Thousands of National Guard troops stationed around D C. Streets and bridges near the capital in the White House closed. Tell us more about the security concerns right now. Certainly an inauguration is always a high security event. This is only amplified by the fact that there was an insurrection two weeks ago, you know, two weeks to the day before Joe Biden will take the oath of office on that west front of the Capitol, The West Front was swarmed with a pro trump mob that ultimately took the capital. For for several hours and and a zoo say there there is concern that they aren't done. Well, President Trump won't be there for the swearing and remind us where he'll be he. He is getting an early start on his trip to Florida. What we know is that in the morning he will have a send off ceremony at joint base. Andrews, where where Air Force one is based, and It is not unheard of to have a send off of some kind. We don't know how big it will be or what it will include. On Of American tradition of honoring a a peaceful transfer of power. But this transfer of power hasn't been peaceful or particularly cooperative. Yeah, And what have we learned about what President elect Joe Biden will do On his first day as President Biden in terms of policy, he has plans to sign a bunch of executive orders. Ron claim his incoming chief of staff, laid out in a memo 10 days of executive actions aimed at in part, reversing Ah lot of what President Trump did through executive action. And also going further than that. He cites four key crises facing the Biden administration, the economic crisis, the covert 19 crisis, the climate crisis and a racial equity crisis, as he puts it. On the first day, Biden will rejoin the Paris climate agreement, he will ask the Department of Education to extend the paws on student loan repayments. He will also reverse what's known as the Muslim ban that President Trump signed early on in his presidency that caused so much chaos and was thrown out in court multiple times and had to be signed multiple times on. Bees also going to issue a challenge asking people to wear masks and also mandating them on federal property and
Rioting Trump Supporters Stage An Attempted Coup In Washington, DC, Breaching The Capitol And Inciting An Armed Standoff
"Of the U. S capitol building. We're seeing reports that protesters were NPR's Tom Bowman. In fact, is there on site watching right now? Is protesters really storm that building attempt to get inside? Tom Bowman Want to bring you back in here right now? Tell us more. Okay. We don't have Tom Bowman. We're gonna go to Claudia. Great solace. Again right now. And you know, you've been telling us some updates here. What's what? What are you seeing now? So it sounds like they're in these really worried moments of trying to get to a safe location. They're trying to move members. Reporters, staff members to a secure location. They're asking for that not to be publicized. This is how concerning it is That if that new location where they're being moved to is put out there. They're worried that the these protesters will seek them out. There is well so they're really in these moments of trying to secure the Capitol complex and ensure that lawmakers and staffers workers everyone else on that, um, complex, it remains safe. The notes. Can I ask you this legitimate question? Are we watching a coup? I'm asking this legitimately. I don't think that's what we're seeing. We're seeing protesters who have become violent and they're trying to send a message. Um, in this fashion, and they're endangering folks. In that way, but this is not that sort of situation. This is kind of a last gasp. If you will, for these folks who were trying to get this message across that they are protesting the election's results. It's It's not going to accomplish anything. In the end. This is this is just delaying the process and making this more difficult day than what we had planned already. And so in terms of a coup, I wouldn't go that far. I think it's just protesters who have gone awry who are threatening the safety of the people at the Capitol complex? Yes, it's an important one. Because as Americans watch this all unfold, we really have no context for this. We've never seen anything like this before. Is Tamara Keith still with us? I am camera. Yeah. If you're still yes. Let's go back a little bit. Let's talk about what we expected to happen today. What is happening today we had never actually seen a case where something that was a ceremonial situation where They're able to certify the electoral votes turn into something where Republicans were going toe. Basically call this not a fair election and vote in opposition of this kind of take us back for a little bit about about what we expected to happen today. Well, the day sort of played out like we were expecting until these protestors stormed the capital up until that point. What had happened is this ceremony that happens every four years was getting underway Where the vice president he presides as the as the president of the Senate. He presides over The tallying of the electoral college votes. It is purely ceremonial. As part of that there can be objections, and in fact, there were house and Senate members who, when they got to the count of the state of Arizona stood up and a jet and objected. That then went to debate in both chambers, and that's when the protesters reached the capital. Now, I should say that President Trump was holding a rally near the White House with these supporters and said, and we're going to go up to the capital. Now. The president himself didn't end up going to the capital, but his supporters did. On D. The result has been that they stormed past barricades. They pushed past Capitol police and and there is now this very chaotic and potentially dangerous and violent situation on D, and as at approximately the time that the vice president was being evacuated from the Senate chamber President Trump Tweeted his discussed That the vice president would not go against the Constitution saying my pent, huh? In fact him he's I'm sorry. I was just gonna say he said that he didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our constitution. I mean, I think you're getting to this, But is there a sense That the president himself will have to shoulder some responsibility for what's happening today. Well, I mean, he did say, and we're going to the capital. And then they did so in that respect and and for a month and a half the or I guess exactly No. Two months time flies. President Trump has been denying the results of the election, he has been feeding his supporters. Falsehoods lies, um, conspiracy theories about the election outcome, saying it was stolen from him. When it was a free and fair election that wasn't stolen from him. He simply lost
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"The false rumor that somehow the election was stolen. Look, I lost in 2012. I know what it's like to lose. And there were people that said there are irregularities. I have people today we say, Hey, you know what you really want. But I didn't. I lost fair and square. Romney said that with a president who is refusing to concede Congress going through these motions that they know will lead nowhere. But raising doubts about the legitimacy of the election. Along the way is quote. Dangerous for democracy here and abroad. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Thanks so much you're welcome. Within 20 million people have now been confirmed to be infected with the Corona virus in the United States. About 350,000 Americans have died of covert 19. Health officials have detected the new variant of the virus, first seen in the UK in California, Colorado and Florida because it is believed to be more contagious than previous versions. There are concerns This could mean even more infections across the country. NPR Global health correspondent Michael in Duke left joins us Now Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Scott. I understand this version of the virus has a set of mutations in its genes. Try and understand it. Where did those mutations come from? Yes. So this version has actually 17 mutations and mutations in viruses crop up all the time when the virus grows inside a person. Specifically when it reproduces and makes a bunch of copies of itself. I talked to Betty Steinberg. She's a virologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research on Long Island. She says that to grow inside a person, the virus has to make copies of its genes. It's just like copying. Manuscript. Sometimes there's typos. The virus just makes random the stakes When it gets copied. In the vast majority of cases, these mistakes are harmless, or they even weaken the virus. But in rare instances, mutations can help the virus. They can give it this little boost or advantage over the other versions. So so what happened with this new variant? Have the mutations Can they tell so far given the virus? What amounts to an infectious advantage over the previous version? Yes. So scientists first detected this new variant like you said in the UK back in September. By December, it had become The dominant one in London, and it is responsible for the huge surge in cases there. Now, this variant has also spread to at least 32 other countries. And right now, here in the U. S. Scientists think it's still pretty uncommon, but they believe that could change pretty fast like in the next month or two. Because they estimate the variant is about 50% more transmissible than the previous ones. And how does that happen? Why would mutations make a virus more contagious? Yeah, so they're not quite sure yet, but they have some data that is pointing to two main hypotheses. Steven Goldstein studies virus evolution at the University of Utah. He says that there's some evidence that the new variant generates more virus particles inside a person's nose or respiratory track. Possibly a lot more when you expel virus When you talk or breathe. You're going to get more virus out than somebody who doesn't have this variant simply because you have more virus in you to begin with. The other hypothesis is that the new variant Binds to human cells more easily so people can get infected with lower doses of the virus. In this variant be stopped. Well, the good news here, Goldstein says, Is that all the measures that we've been doing so far to stop? The previous variants will stop this new one. It's not a new variant that can go through masks. Those things will work, but it requires a greater level of rigor in the adherence to those things, For example, right now, if say only 80% of people in a community are following these guidelines Then to stop this new variant. You would need something like 90 or 95% of people to follow the guidelines and all the scientists I've spoke to say the vaccine needs to roll out as quickly as possible. Because so far, scientists do believe that the vaccine will still be effective against this new version of the virus. MPR's global health correspondent Michael Ian, do, Cliff. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you, Scott. A couple of years ago, the price of bread doubled in Sudan. This led to mass protests in the ouster of the longtime leader, Omar al Bashir. Sudan's now in the middle of a fragile transition. Is it navigates towards a civilian government of democratic elections and once again People are looking at the price of bread as NPR's ater Peralta reports. This'll neighborhood in her tomb was the epicenter of protests during the uprising in 2019 on a recent weekday. It's mostly quiet, but there are a couple dozen.
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"News. I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. And I'm Noel King in Washington, D. C. Good morning, it took Congress seven months to pass a covert relief bill. It seemed like a done deal. It wasn't President Trump had problems with the bill. The biggest was he wanted people to get larger, direct payments $2000 instead of $600. Which is also what Democrats originally wanted. So yesterday they tried again to get it. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is with us to talk about what happened next. Good morning, temp. Good morning, So the president is currently at Mar a Lago in Florida. Has he said anything about the relief bill? No, he has not. As of last night, I was told the bill is in the paper Copy of the bill was in the process of being delivered to the president in Florida. This person who was familiar with the process did not indicate how it was getting there, though. I would like to imagine that Santa is just stashing all 5000 pages under a tree Mar A Lago. The president himself claims to be working tirelessly for the American people. His schedule says that he has many meetings and calls, though it doesn't outline what they are. He's been tweeting up a storm it and we have seen pictures of him golfing. In the tweets. He is talking about a lot of things, but not this covert bill, including really going after Republicans saying that you know everyone he had been talking to said that they should be up in arms fighting for him and that they aren't complained that you know he helped them win reelection, and they aren't helping him now. What is the Republican reaction to his demand for these $2000 payments, which Democrats have seized on like? Yeah, we love it. Yeah, they like, Thank you very much. Let's do this. Republicans say not so fast, You know, Democrats in the House brought up legislation yesterday through what is known as unanimous consent to try toe. Past these $2000 direct payments that the president wanted. But with unanimous consent, everyone has to agree to it. And if one person objects one member of Congress objects than it doesn't pass Republican did object. Therefore it didn't happen. House Democrats say they'll try again on Monday. But even if that bill passes in the House Republican leadership in the Senate are saying there's no way that could get 60 votes. There's no way it could pass. So messy are Republicans who typically are pretty timid when it comes to the president and his anger. Are they expressing any frustration or they just being quiet? They are being Morrell espresso sieve than usual. I will say that we haven't heard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who President Trump has been tweeting about not sense. McConnell tweeted as celebratory note three days ago, saying that help was on the way immediately. Republican lawmakers have been expressing a combination of confusion, dismay, frustration. Complaining that the president's team was involved in these negotiations and knew exactly what was happening with legislation. Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is a member of the GOP leadership, he told reporters yesterday. He had no idea what the president would ultimately do whether he would sign or veto but he thinks the president should sign it. If you start opening part of the bill up Hard to defend, not opening the whole bill up. It took us a long time to get what we are. I think the real thing that bill would be a mistake. And he says that the president's unpredictability here is a distraction from what could be positive news about the covert 19 vaccine process. Instead, everybody's talking about this. I mean, at the end of the day this this remains about the fact that millions of Americans are still struggling. So what does happen next right? And this is also attached to a government funding bill to keep the government funded and open through the end of September. So if the president doesn't sign this by Monday night, there could be a government shutdown. In addition to all these benefits, not coming through for people NPR's Tamara Keith. Merry, Messy Christmas Tam. Indeed, you too. Right. So in a year when the distribution of vaccines is so important, the International police organization has a serious warning, also known as Interpol. They're cautioning people about the dangers of counterfeit vaccines. Stacey Vanek, Smith and Cardiff Garcia from our daily economics podcast. The indicator from Planet money, wanted to find out more about this, and so they took a trip into the dark Web. Covert crisis has created a whole universe of opportunity for criminals, fear and scarcity and high demand are very powerful market forces. Chad Anderson has been watching these forces play out for months. He's a senior security researcher at Domaine Tools were a cyber threat Intelligence data company. So we scanned the entire Internet as many times as we can every single day and give insights to customers based upon what we see. And part of the whole Internet is the so called dark Web. That's the unregulated part of the Web, where a lot of illegal activity happens. Like what is the dark Web like that There is many things when people talk about the dark Web, But most of the time what people are referring to is peace, Anonymous services and illegal forums or illegal marketplace is illegal market places where you can buy drugs or weapons or passports or Covert vaccines. So now we're starting to see some corona virus vaccines. You know, I'm looking at maybe 200 different ads here. So can you read us? Some of the ads that you've found? Yeah. Let me pull one up. I'm looking at here. So You know, the Asas 10 Cove in 19 vaccines. The price is €3276. That's about 4000. U. S dollars, so about $400 per vaccine, And for the record, Chad does not think that these vaccines are legit. For one thing, the Pfizer vaccine requires a very intense cold storage chain. The vaccines have to be kept at negative 70 F and also the covert vaccine ads are mixed in with ads for all kinds of other things and chances that tends to be a red flag. Since we're in the seas, you scroll up in there's cocaine, you know, scroll down. You've got your heroin and Um, you know, Molly Master, you name it A swell is, you know this site has firearms that says the global covert crisis has been a massive opportunity for cybercriminals. He says the online marketplaces are still a tiny part of it right now, and most of the criminal activity has involved ransomware chances because lives are at stake, and there's so much chaos and urgency right now. Criminal organizations know that if they hack into the system of the hospital, they can demand and probably get a lot of money. Back in October, 1 Hospital in New Jersey paid cybercriminals more than $650,000 after the criminals locked up their computer systems and threatened to publish all of their patient records. Chat expects that these kinds of attacks will become more frequent in coming months. Because, after all, the payoff for those kinds of attacks are much bigger than a couple of $1000 for the covert vaccines. Although Chad also expects the vaccine marketplace will continue to grow on the dark.
Trump heads to Florida after opposing Congress’ pandemic relief bill
"There's no word yet from President Trump about whether he plans to veto the $900 billion covert 19 relief bill passed by Congress this week. But as NPR's Tamara Keith reports if he doesn't sign it By the end of day Monday, there could be a government shutdown. The desperately needed covert 19 relief legislation was tacked onto a measure funding the entire federal government and its priorities through September. President. Trump, in a video posted on social media earlier this week, objected to several of the spending line items and said he wanted cash payments to struggling Americans increased from $600 a person to 2000. But there's no clear legislative path for that to happen since Republicans object to larger payments, and it seems very few in Congress want to revisit that painstakingly negotiated and massive bill, a person familiar with the process said The bill was physically being delivered to Florida, where President Trump I was spending Christmas and could sign or veto it. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS.
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"Allison Aubrey NPR NEWS The logistics of delivering more vaccines and building public trust will fall to the Biden administration in a matter of weeks before that the Electoral College takes a crucial step today in voting to officially recognized Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Here's NPR's Tamara Keith. A total of 538 electors are voting mostly in state capitals, taking the results from November and translating them into votes in the electoral College. They're chosen by state political parties. And in most states, electors are required to cast their votes to reflect the winner of the popular vote in their state. It's a vestige of political compromise at the time of the nation's founding and typically occurs without much fanfare. But President Trump is still disputing his loss, falsely claiming fraud. Tweeting debunked conspiracy theories and pledging to fight on President elect Biden is set to deliver a speech after the results are in. About quote the strength and resilience of our democracy. Tamara Keith NPR News ExxonMobil's publicly committing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over the next five years today, the old giant announced Would decrease the intensity of operated upstream greenhouse gas emissions. 15% to 20% by the year. 2025. This is NPR. And this is W. N. Y. C in New York on David first as we were just hearing a queen's nurse has become the first person in the United States to receive the Copa 19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial. Sandra Lindsay is a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens. She received the Fizer vaccine early this morning shortly after she was inoculated. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards spoke about the significance of the moment with WN Y sees Brian Lehrer. Winds of the future, and I thought it was a powerful moment. Brian to see black Doctor give a black nurse Thebe first vaccination in the country and It speaks to where we need to go as a country of the city. Lindsay was vaccinated by Dr Michelle Chester, the director of employee health services at North well, Health. New York City's ban on indoor dining goes back into effect today..
Biden Names His Picks For Key Players On His Pandemic Advisory Team
"Joe Biden takes office next month, one of his first priorities will be responding to the pandemic, and today he named his picks for key players who will advise him on how to contain it and how to get people vaccinated. His picks include some very familiar faces and some new faces to joining us now from Wilmington, Delaware. To talk about all of this is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Hey, Tam. Hey, Elsa. All right, so let's just start off with perhaps the most familiar face on this team, Dr Anthony Fauci. What, exactly Well, his will be one bite and becomes president. Dr. Fauci will continue to lead the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he's been involved in vaccine development. And he will also be an adviser to the president. The president elect now On covert 19. He said on CNN that he thought his role would be similar, though What he didn't say is that Biden is a lot more likely to listen to him on a regular basis than President Trump has been certainly of late. Fauci will bring continuity between the administration's and he knows all the new players, including Biden's pick for the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rachelle Wolinsky, as well as his pick for surgeon general Vivek Murthy. Here's what he said on CNN today. I know both Rochelle Walensky and Vivek Murthy very well. I mean, I've been working with the back for years when he was the surgeon general during the Obama administration and Rochelle Wolinsky has been a colleague of mine. She's an infectious disease expert. From Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts General Hospital. Now the CDC director job doesn't require Senate confirmation, but surgeon General will and Murthy had a difficult time getting confirmed last time because of his work on gun safety issues, Right. Okay, there's another doctor on this list. Marcella newness, Smith. Of Yale School of Medicine. What is her role going to be? She's going to lead something that Biden is creating called the Cove it 19 Equity Task Force. As we all know. By now, the burden of covert 19 has been disproportionately felt by people of color, and Nunez Smith is the founding director. Of Yale's Equity Research and Innovation Center. She's been working on this issue extensively and building trust in communities that don't necessarily trust the medical community or vaccines. Let's Turn now to the pick for health and human services secretary. The person who will be getting that job is state Attorney general of California, Javi Airbus era. He's also former congressman. Why do you think the Sarah was selected for this particular job? You know, he's been actively involved in defending the Affordable Care act, leading a coalition of states fighting to save it all the way to the Supreme Court. He spoke about that effort last year on all things considered, Americans are fed up with uncertainty. When it comes to whether or not they can send their child to a doctor or the hospital. We deserve to have certainty. Health care is not some widget that you play with its life and death. But beyond that, while attorney general in California he went after a major hospital system in the state for anti competitive practices. He backed legislation aimed at preventing drug companies from keeping generic drugs off the market. And the thought is that he may be able to bring some of that experience and energy to bringing down health care costs. He would also be the first Latino to lead the department. He grew up in Sacramento with working class immigrant parents. He got into Stanford, according to his official bio after fishing and application out of the trash that his friend and thrown away his personal story is something that you can expect to see Biden and his team highlight, especially since Biden's been under pressure to make good on his promise to have a diverse cabinet, right. Lastly, there is a White House position. Jeff Science will be the coordinator of the pandemic response. He's also gonna be a counselor to the president. There has been some pushback right to this particular selection from progressives right? He was a top economic official in the Obama White House. He famously was brought in to help after that disastrous rollout of healthcare dot Gove and save the launch of the Affordable Care Act. There has been pushed back as you say, from progressives to his appointment. He comes from the business world since leaving government he's Leading investment firm, and he also served on the Facebook board of directors for a time. The reality, though, is that this doesn't require Senate confirmation. And even those who object to some of his connections concede he is good at managing systems and solving problems in a crisis that is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Thank you, Tam. You're welcome, Elsa.
Trump heads to Georgia to boost Republicans in Senate run-off elections
"NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. President Trump heads to Georgia this evening for a campaign rally with two Republican senators competing and run off elections in January as NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Trump's visit comes as his campaign files another lawsuit. Disputing is lost to President elect Joe Biden. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are both on the ballot in January and how their races turnout will determine which party controls the U. S. Senate as Joe Biden enters the White House and well, they've moved on to the next race. President Trump is still fighting November's results. His campaign filed a new suit in Georgia Friday. And Trump has been berating the state's Republican governor on Twitter. The Republican candidates are somewhat hamstrung as they make their case They should be arguing that they'd provide a check on a president Biden But they have to go along with Trump's fiction that he still has a chance to win. Biden says he plans to travel to Georgia before the election is
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"I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro and I'm Steve Inskeep. Ah popular Internet meme features signs showing President Trump running in 2020 and again in 2024 again four years after that. Now. Here we are. The president lost the 2020 election. He is still pushing allies to put their reputations on the line, backing his lie that he won one of his allies even called for a Republican to be killed for telling the truth about the election. Yet people around the president say he is moving on to 2024 NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here, Tam Good morning. Good morning. What are you hearing? My colleague Franco or Dona is and I spoke to three sources. They were not authorized to speak to reporters, So they spoke on condition of anonymity. But what they say is that President Trump is very seriously considering running again that he's going to dangle it out there and that he could announce it quickly. One of the sources said he could announce by the end of the year or shortly before inauguration Day. The thinking is that it would make him part of the conversation on Joe Biden's Big Day. But another source said that nothing that concrete has been discussed in the planning meetings that he's been a part of. Well, how does this 2024 planning match up with Trump making all of his political allies to base themselves by pretending that he hasn't lost 2020 yet? They're connected in a way. This fight that is being led now by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is linked to his 2024 ambitions because among his supporters, at least it casts a shadow over Biden's presidency. Also, Trump is allergic to the idea of being a loser. Even if in reality, he lost fair and square, the campaign official. I spoke to told me that There had been a plan for legal challenges. If the results were close. It was a narrow path, he said. But after the the election, President Trump decided he wanted a different playbook. He brought in Giuliani to quote, go in there and knock over tables and stuff that alienated and pushed out more traditional professional lawyers with relevant experience. And now Giuliani is going around the country holding what this campaign official called fake hearings. Well, then what is the president himself saying about this as best you can determine. Well, he hinted at a holiday party at the White House a couple of nights ago about his 2024 ambitions. He told Republicans there that he'd like to be president another four years, even if that means returning in four years. Meanwhile, he posted a lengthy video on social media last night that was just chock full of falsehoods. Going over debunked claims that haven't been proven in court and haven't even been brought up in court because they couldn't stand up to it. And yet the president is going on toe. Think about 2024. But let me ask about that. Tam. There aren't a lot of ambitious Republicans. Who have accepted the president personally humiliating them and embarrassing them and been silent about a lot of things, presumably so they would get a chance to go next. What's it mean to them that now the president himself may want to go next. Our sources and basically the rules of politics. Tell us that it will freeze them out, and that is part of the point. President Trump remains very popular with his base, and he is very good at keeping the spotlight on himself. And that will hurt people like Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor, Maryland governor Larry Hogan, who were thought to have presidential ambitions, as well as senators like Tom Cotton and others who have been positioning themselves. To run in 2024 Vice President Mike Pence. Maybe Okay. One person tells me because he already has a brand and a high profile because of the office he holds. Okay. Camera. Thanks so much. You're welcome. That's NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith now to Iran. What actions have consequences. Last week, Iran's top nuclear arms scientist was assassinated. How will that affect Iran's nuclear arms program? NPR's Geoff Brumfield explores The scientists name was motion factories a day he was gunned down on the road outside of Tehran, according to Iranian press reports. He once led a covert program to research a nuclear weapon. But that ended years ago, says Arianna to Bata Bhai and Iran expert with the German Marshall Fund, according to the U. S intelligence community's assessments. Over the past decade, Iran has not been engaging in weapons related activities in its current form. Iran's nuclear program is supposed to be peaceful and factories holiday was not involved. He seems to not really have been playing a big role. But the killing could still change the course of the program. And here's how in 2015 Iran reached a deal to dial back its nuclear effort in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The deal required Iran to give up tons of enriched uranium shutdown key facilities and remove equipment all under the watchful eye of international inspectors. Now the goal was to keep around from getting the nuclear material it would need for a weapon, should it ever decide to pursue one with the deal in place. Experts agree Iran would have needed about one year to get enough enriched uranium together to build a bomb. Then along came President Trump. The fact is, this was a horrible, one sided deal that should have never ever been made. Trump withdrew the U. S and blocked economic benefits going to Iran. Ron kept in the deal for a while, but slowly, it started re installing equipment and enriching more uranium. Today, it has roughly 12 times the amount of low enriched uranium permitted under the deal. But Deena is Fandy area of fellow at the Century Foundation, a think tank says that Iran is purposely moving ahead slowly and to be fair. That's pretty consistent with the way that Iran has behaved with its nuclear program throughout its history, its never moved fast. It's never made a dash for the bomb. It's always been about testing the waters, saying what it can get away with how far it can go. It's February also says Iran is building back its program in a way that is easy to reverse should the U. S and other kind. Trees granted some of the benefits it was promised. The purpose of this is just to build a bargaining chip leverage. The deal did work is designed, says David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, which closely tracks Iran's nuclear program. Room was about a year from getting the material it would need for a weapon. Should it go that route, But that was before Trump pulled out. Now we're looking at maybe a short of three months. That's much less than a year, but it's still not a crisis. Albright says. Panic usually sets in when it gets into the few weeks to a month, so we're not in a Place of anywhere close to a place of panic. President elect Joe Biden still has some time to re enter the deal is, he says he wants to and to get Iran back on board but our young to bottom by worries that the killing of the scientist could push Iran in another direction. Conservatives in the country have proposed more drastic actions like kicking out international inspectors overseeing the deal. But some question why Iran shouldn't build a nuclear weapon. There are individuals within Iran who say Listen, economic cost is worth it because otherwise Iran will continue to be a target. Those voices she worries will gain strength with each strike.
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"Head on morning edition. Iran is growing its nuclear program, though experts say it's deliberately moving slowly. There are concerns, however, that the killing last week of a top Iranian scientists may push Iran in a different direction. Closer. Look ahead on morning edition. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro and I'm Steve Inskeep. Ah, Popular Internet Mean features signs showing President Trump running in 2020 and again in 2024 again four years after that. Now. Here we are. The president lost the 2020 election. He is still pushing allies to put their reputations on the line, backing his lie that he won one of his allies even called for a Republican to be killed for telling the truth about the election. Yet people around the president say he is moving on to 2024 NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here, Tam Good morning. Good morning. What are you hearing my colleague, Franco or genius, and I spoke to three sources. They were not authorized to speak to reporters, So they spoke on condition of anonymity. But what they say is that President Trump is very seriously considering running again that he's going to dangle it out there and that he could announce it quickly. One of the sources said he could announce by the end of the year or shortly before Inauguration Day. The thinking is that it would make him part of the conversation on Joe Biden's Big Day. But another source said that nothing that concrete has been discussed in the planning meetings that he's been a part of. Well, how does this 2024 planning match up with Trump making all of his political allies to base themselves by pretending that he hasn't lost 2020 yet? They're connected in a way. This fight that is being led now by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is linked to his 2024 ambitions because among his supporters, at least it casts a shadow over Biden's presidency. Also, Trump is allergic to the idea of being a loser. Even if in reality, he lost fair and square, the campaign official. I spoke to told me that There had been a plan for legal challenges. If the results were close. It was a narrow path, he said. But after the the election, President Trump decided he wanted a different playbook. He brought in Giuliani to quote, go in there and knock over tables and stuff that alienated and pushed out more traditional professional lawyers with relevant experience. And now Giuliani is going around the country holding what this campaign official called fake hearings. Well, then what is the president himself saying about this as best you can determine. Well, he hinted at a holiday party at the White House a couple of nights ago about his 2024 ambitions. He told Republicans there that he'd like to be president another four years, even if that means returning in four years. Meanwhile, he posted a lengthy video on social media last night that was just chock full of falsehoods. Going over debunked claims that haven't been proven in court and haven't even been brought up in court because they couldn't stand up to it. And yet the president is going on toe. Think about 2024. But let me ask about that. Tam. There are a lot of ambitious Republicans. Who've accepted the president personally humiliating them and embarrassing them and been silent about a lot of things, presumably so they would get a chance to go next. What's it mean to them that now the president himself may want to go next. Our sources and basically the rules of politics. Tell us that it will freeze them out, and that is part of the point. President Trump remains very popular with his base, and he is very good at keeping the spotlight on himself. And that will hurt people like Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor, Maryland governor Larry Hogan, who were thought to have presidential ambitions, as well as senators like Tom Cotton and others who have been positioning themselves. To run in 2024 Vice President Mike Pence. Maybe Okay, One person tells me because he already has a brand and a high profile because of the office he holds. Okay. Camera. Thanks so much. You're welcome. That's NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith now to Iran, where actions have consequences. Last week, Iran's top nuclear arms scientist was assassinated. How will that affect Iran's nuclear arms program? NPR's Geoff Brumfield explores The scientists name was most in factories a day he was gunned down on the road outside of Tehran, according to Iranian press reports. He once led a covert program to research a nuclear weapon. But that ended years ago, says Arianna to Bata Bhai and Iran expert with the German Marshall Fund, according to the U. S intelligence community's assessments. Over the past decade, Iran has not been engaging in weapons related activities in its current form. Iran's nuclear program is supposed to be peaceful and factories all day was not involved. He seems to not really have been playing a big role, but the killing could still change the course of the program. And here's how In 2015, Iran reached a deal to dial back its nuclear effort in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The deal required Iran to give up tons of enriched uranium shutdown key facilities and remove equipment all under the watchful eye of international inspectors. Now the goal was to keep Iran from getting the nuclear material it would need for a weapon, should it ever decide to pursue what with the deal in place. Experts agree Iran would have needed about one year to get enough enriched uranium together to build a bomb. Then along came President Trump. The fact is, this was a horrible, one sided deal that should have never ever been made. Trump withdrew the U. S and blocked the economic benefits going to Iran. Ron kept in the deal for a while, but slowly, it started re installing equipment and enriching more uranium. Today, it has roughly 12 times the amount of low enriched uranium permitted under the deal. But Deena is Fandy area of fellow at the Century Foundation, a think tank says that Iran is purposely moving ahead slowly and to be fair. That's pretty consistent with the way that Iran has behaved with its nuclear program throughout its history, its never moved fast. It's never made a dash for the bomb. It's always been about testing the waters, seeing what it can get away with how far it can go. It's February also says Iran is building back its program in a way that is easy to reverse should the U. S and other car Trees granted some of the benefits it was promised. The purpose of this is just to build a bargaining chip leverage. The deal did work is designed, says David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, which closely tracks arounds nuclear program. Room was about a year from getting the material it would need for a weapon. Should it go that route, But that was before Trump pulled out. Now we're looking at maybe a short of three months. That's much less than a year, but it's still not a crisis. Albright says. Panic usually sets in when it gets into the few weeks to a month, so we're not in a Place of anywhere close to a place of panic. President elect Joe Biden still has some time to re enter the deal is, he says he wants to and to get Iran back on board but our young to bottom by worries that the killing of the scientist could push Iran in another direction. Conservatives in the country have proposed more drastic actions like kicking out international inspectors overseeing the deal. But some question why Iran shouldn't build a nuclear weapon. There are individuals within Iran who say Listen, economic cough is worth it because otherwise Iran will continue to be a target. Those voices she worries will gain strength with each strike against Iran's nuclear program. Geoff Brumfield. NPR news.
Biden advisers urge immediate COVID-19 action as infections mount
"Is Biden's advisers say the current coronavirus surge is alarming, the worst it's ever been, and they don't know when it may peak. The biting transition is preparing plans to distribute vaccines and therapeutics and to ramp up testing after inauguration, But Biden covert advisor, Dr Vivek Murthy said it would be much better to do that in collaboration with people already working on this in the federal government. There is valuable information inside the administration that you know is held by career officials by other by political appointees and others who have been working hard on the co better response for the last year. We need to talk to those individuals need to work together with them, and if they can, he said, the transition would be much smoother. Tamara Keith
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"At NPR dot or just got a little more blue in the past few minutes votes tallied in Pennsylvania and reported Gave Joe Biden a lead in Pennsylvania. Many votes remain to be counted in the state, mostly mail in ballots that are believed to favor Biden. Vote counting put Joe Biden slightly ahead in Georgia overnight, and so the vice president now has several passed to the presidency. He's leading in three different states, any one of which would get him to 270 electoral votes in the presidency, the other one being Nevada, along with Pennsylvania and Georgia. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is here to begin our coverage there, Tam. Hello. Can we just work through the numbers in Pennsylvania? What are they? And where did they come from? Right. So just in the last few minutes as you say the state has flipped from being in President Trump's column to being in Joe Biden's column in terms of having the most votes. Biden has a narrow lead now 5500 votes. Trump had been ahead with day of Election Day voting. But there were a lot of people who voted absentee and by mail. Those couldn't start being counted until election day. It's a long process and as those air starting to come in more and more are coming in, we're expecting Biden's lead in Pennsylvania to grow through the day. And since the president has spoken, so falsely about this, I guess we should be clear these votes that are being counted now our votes that were cast on Election Day. Or before election Day. For that matter. It's just taking time to count them because their mail ballots is that wrecked. That is correct these air, not new ballot, showing up in trucks or anything crazy that like what the president has said. These are ballots that were cast legally on or before Election Day. Now the president did make a televised statement Last night he made false claims of fraud. He offered no evidence to back up his false claims of fraud, and we've talked in detail earlier today. Camera about the president's statements. But let's talk about what other people in the Republican Party have been saying, because one key question in a circumstance like this Where the president is not acknowledging the reality of the council far and call in question without evidence on the count to come, is water his fellow Republicans doing especially what are you hearing from different officials? So Republicans had been relatively quiet. And then yesterday afternoon, the president's adult sons tweeted angrily that Republicans weren't speaking up that Republican stars weren't showing that they stood behind the president that they needed to grow some backbone. And then some Republican stars started tweeting. And then you had Lindsey Graham, the senator from South Carolina and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz went on Fox News and essentially endorsed what the president had been saying. By clouding the vote county in a shroud of darkness. They're setting the stage to potentially steal an election not just from the president, but but from the the over 60 million people across this country who voted for him all across this country. It is lawless and they need to follow the law. To be clear. There's not a lot of darkness here. You can go online as I have and watched the ballots being counted in processed in Pennsylvania on a live stream, the Trump campaign and Republican Party have had poll watchers and canvass witnesses in all of these places, and various lawsuits about this matter of transparency have been thrown out because they haven't been able to prove that they didn't get the access that They seem tohave the access. I'm getting the impression that that false claim that live by Ted Cruz is not being universally endorsed that there are other Republicans taking a different approach. Right? You have Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican of Pennsylvania. He appeared on CBS this morning. President's speech last night was very disturbing to me because he made a very, very serious allegations without any evidence to support it. And you also had Chris Christie on ABC yesterday, saying that the president needs to back this up with evidence or stop talking like this. But you have allies of President Trump now circling and going after Christie and saying that, you know he's never been for the president anyway, even though he was part of the president's debate Prep team, Okay, NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Thank you. You're welcome. All right. We're going to turn out NPR's Alina sell you who was in Philadelphia covering this latest news. Good morning, Alina. Good morning, so to say again, according to data from The Associated Press, former Vice President Joe Biden has taken the lead in Pennsylvania this morning. We want to emphasize that the AP has not called this race. What more can you tell us at this point? Right. So as Tom was saying, it all came down today. Specifically, just this flip came down to a new batch of votes being processed in Philadelphia. There are still over 100,000 ballots left statewide. Thie Secretary of State Kathy Book of Our Yesterday Kind of hinted pretty heavily and she has been saying this A week that they were expecting to have sort of more clear winner by today, So that's something we're watching today in the past few days, which was going to say weeks, it's been only a few days in the past few days. The mail in ballots have been sort of in focus, and the mail in ballots have been in Joe Biden's favor in a ratio of 2 to 13 to one, and so, if that, maintains his lead is expected to grow in the next few hours. So let's talk about the challenge that the president is waging. I mean, we heard him last night. Make Several baseless claims last night about what he calls fraud in the vote. They have filed suit. President Trump and his lawyers have Filed suit to stop the counting in Pennsylvania, and to get more access for GOP election monitors. Can you just get us up to speed on what the legal challenges looked like in Pennsylvania right now?.
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"Dot or GE Got a little more blue. Overnight. Vote counting put Joe Biden slightly ahead in the state of Georgia. That's a new development this morning. President Trump still leads the count in Pennsylvania. But narrowly now, with many ballots still to be tallied, Biden has slightly expanded his lead in Nevada. As we track all of this. It's important to keep one fact in mind here. The former vice president has several ways to the presidency. Any one of several states could give him victory. At this point, he could still win the presidency even if he loses Pennsylvania or Georgia. His advantage comes from a substantial and growing majority in the popular vote. NPR's Tamara Keith covers the White House and has been following all of this, of course. Hi there, Tam Good morning and let's just lead with the facts here. What are the numbers in some of the key states as you and I talk on this early morning? And let's just say that these numbers are a moving target. But as of this moment in Pennsylvania President Trump's lead has dwindled to about 17,000 votes and more ballots are still being counted in Nevada. Biden currently leads by about 11,000 votes, but they didn't announce any new numbers overnight in Georgia. In the 4 A.m. hour, the lead crossed over to Biden. He now leads Trump by 917 votes with More of a more vote counting to go, and in North Carolina President Trump's lead is a bit more durable. It seems there hasn't been much movement he leads by just shy of 77,000 votes. And as we said Biden is a 264 electoral votes by the NPR count, which is based on Associated Press numbers he needs 272 win. Nevada gives him that Pennsylvania alone would give him that. Georgia alone would give him that. So he's got several several past here, and I want to mention something else. I want to say something else out loud tomorrow because we're about to get into the partisan claims about this by the president. We are talking about votes that are being counted by Republicans as well as Democrats. There's secretaries of state overseeing elections from both parties in some of the contested states. So with that fact in front of us, how has the president been reacting to this news? Right and vote. Counting is not a partisan operation. Right, Drax? Okay. So what the president has been saying is he tweeted at 2 22 in the morning, making a bunch of false claims about the votes and saying the U. S Supreme Court should decide late yesterday he had delivered a statement in the White House that was defiant and Full of misinformation about how this whole process works. What is happening? What hasn't happened and also claimed fraud claimed that the election was being stolen from him, but did not present any evidence of that. However, there were numerous conspiracies that that he threw out there in the White House briefing room. I want to just mentioned he seemed unusually downcast. His eyes were downcast. He was reading from a piece of paper, which is Somewhat unusual for this president, and after making his false claims about the election, he moved onto complaining about polls which have nothing to do with with the vote count. He did not even appear to try to make a case for his own falsehoods. He did not. Hey, he did not. But Hiss sons did. His sons on Twitter complained that Republicans didn't have enough backbone that they weren't standing up for his father. They weren't standing with him and then lo and behold. Last night, Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz went out on Fox News to make evidence free claims of fraud and back the president up that said. Others have been more cautious and are sticking. The line seems to be that every legally cast vote should be counted. But there are divergent views on what legally cast means among Republicans. How is Joe Biden's talking and behaving in this circumstance? Yesterday he got another briefing on Corona virus and the economy. He delivered a very brief set of remarks in Wilmington, Delaware. He said he expects to win, but he did not declare victory. And he told people to stay calm and carry on and be patient. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith really appreciate your coverage. You're welcome. And now let's hear the fax from the state of Georgia. That state has followed the pattern of several others. The walking votes from Tuesday's voting favored the president. Ballots sent by mail are still being counted. And they have now given Joe Biden the narrowest of Leeds. Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting has been watching this, Mr Fowler. Good morning. Morning, Steve, can you just talk us through the numbers as you understand them at this moment? So here is what we know. As of about 4 30 this morning. Joe Biden has the lead in Georgia by several 100 votes. That number is expected to grow as remaining absentee brought balance our process and counted. And the biggest biggest difference maker is from Clayton County. Ah, suburban Atlanta County that's heavily African American and heavily Democratic. That had enough votes in favor of Joe Biden to close that margin. And then, as the final ones were tabulated, put him over the top. There are still several ballots left to be counted from Clayton County. That should pad the numbers even Mohr before other counties start processing things at a more normal time this morning, So I just want a note. I mean, we're in the hundreds here where we've got a three digit numbers separating Biden from Trump. Biden is leading at the moment, but For everybody's confidence in comfort. You'd probably want a little larger number in one way or the other. Maybe with four digits or five digits, eyes there much of a possibility This number would shift further. It will shift but how much it shifts remains to be seen. There are about 10,000 or so absentee ballots that we know about from different counties that still need to be uploaded into the system. But there are still others that we can't yet know the amount we have provisional ballots. We have military and overseas balance that could come in before they're five PM Friday deadline. And ballots that need to be cured for something like a signature mismatch or other sort of idea issue that counties are still have to work through so of the known universe of ballots..
Trump falsely claims victory and also claims election is being stolen from him
"President Donald Trump is continuing to prematurely claimed victory in the presidential election, while baseless Lee making claims of fraud and rigging. NPR's Tamara Keith explains. Trump delivered a statement full of an accuracy is from the White House briefing room today. In key swing states votes cast on or before Election day are still being counted. But in that very normal process, Trump insists there's a conspiracy to deprive him of reelection. They're finding Ballots. All of a sudden know we have similar in Valence. It's amazing how those mill and balance is so one sided, too. I know that it's supposed to be to the advantage of the Democrats, but in all cases there, so one sided. That's because Trump told his supporters not to vote by mail. While Democrats encouraged male an absentee voting due to the pandemic. As those votes are being counted. What looked like a large lead for Trump on election night is
Trump falsely claims victory and also claims election is being stolen from him
"President Donald Trump is continuing to prematurely claimed victory in the presidential election, while baseless Lee making claims of fraud and rigging. NPR's Tamara Keith explains. Trump delivered a statement full of an accuracy is from the White House briefing room today. In key swing states votes cast on or before Election day are still being counted. But in that very normal process, Trump insists there's a conspiracy to deprive him of reelection. They're finding Ballots. All of a sudden know we have similar in Valence. It's amazing how those male and balance is so one sided, too. I know that it's supposed to be to the advantage of the Democrats. But in all cases there, so one sided. That's because Trump told his supporters not to vote by mail. While Democrats encouraged male an absentee voting due to the pandemic. As those votes are being counted. What looked like a large lead for Trump on election night is
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"Winner in this year's presidential election continues this hour. The Associated Press reporting. Former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads President Trump to 64 to 214 in the electoral college. The legal challenges. Ey're in play. And as NPR's Tamara Keith reports, the Trump camp is sounding optimistic It will pull ahead. The Trump campaign is still disputing a race call in Arizona, saying they expect President Trump will be able to catch up to Biden is ballots continue to be counted. They also insist things look good for the president in Pennsylvania. Here's campaign manager Bill Stepien, the media And the insiders in the city trying to count Donald Trump out for years. Give me that Give him zero chance during his primary. They said he was dead during impeachment. They said his campaign with dead during this summer Donald Trump is alive and well and tweeting in all caps. Stop the count exclamation point. Trump's campaign has filed a flurry of lawsuits which among other things, seek to stop vote counts until legal observers Khun get better access to monitor how its going tomorrow. Keith
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"From European sleep work. Support for comes from good eggs, offering a full assortment of holiday groceries from fall produce to seasonal meal kits to local baked goods. Their expanded delivery area and Mohr at good eggs dot com. Good eggs, absurdly fresh groceries, delivered NPR and Kiki BD news all ahead now at 7 30. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Early voting begins today in Florida, one of the key states in this year's presidential election. The U. S elections project at the University of Florida estimates 28 million Americans have already cast their ballots in person or by mail. President. Trump has campaign events this afternoon in Arizona. They including airport rally in Tucson Democratic nominee Joe Biden has no events scheduled. NPR's Tamara Keith says Biden spent part of yesterday campaigning in North Carolina. Biden was in Durham, North Carolina, for a drive in rally, which is something he's been doing. A lot of there are no big close together, standing together rallies and that's on purpose criticizing President Trump's handling of Corona viruses. At Central Campaign message for Biden. The Corona virus is expected to be a major topic when Trump and Biden meat in their next debate Thursday night in Nashville. More than 30 states are reporting rising numbers of infections. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says tomorrow's the deadline for congressional Democrats and the White House to reach a deal on a new Corona virus relief bill if it's to be passed before the November election. Earlier today, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News. He's optimistic. Later this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Judge Amy Cockney Barrettes nomination to the Supreme Court. This is NPR news. Live from Kkot News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. San Francisco Police plan to hold a virtual town hall this afternoon to provide updates on an investigation into the police shooting of Cesar Vargas. He's oddity, Bond, the moody reports. Vargas was killed on Saturday, October tent after officers responded to calls of Carjacking at knifepoint on market and golf streets. After chasing Vargas. Officers shot him and he later died at the scene. Francisco. Vera is an attorney who represented Vargas in the past, while the latest millions of young hip of color across the nation and I think.
Trump says he won't participate in virtual 2nd presidential debate
"Presidential debates, says the next debate between President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will be held virtually because of the pandemic. It's supposed to be a town hall style format on October 15th Trump, who's recovering from Kobe 19 says he won't participate. NPR's Tamara Keith says he did not cite his illness. President Trump often says the quiet part out loud and that was the case as he explained why a virtual debate would be unacceptable. He said that if you dial in by computer, then they can cut you off whenever they want. Course. In the first debate, President Trump's interruptions had a lot of people calling for a mute button. NPR's Tamara Keith reporting, vice president Mike
Trump returns to Oval Office, says it's a "blessing from God" that he got COVID-19
"President. Trump has been back at the White House for a couple days now, after being hospitalized for the Corona virus, And today he released a new video aimed at showing everyone he is doing. Okay. I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise. Of course, His doctors have said that he is not out of the woods yet, and they are monitoring his condition. Very closely Here to talk about the latest are NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith and science correspondent Richard Harris hated both of you. Hello. They also a OK Tam. Let's start with you tell us a little more about this video. So it came after Trump spent 48 hours out of public view. Once he returned to the White House. This was recorded in the Rose Garden. He emphasized that it was outside of the Oval Office and in terms of spreading it to someone else outdoors would be a safer place to film it, certainly for the staff. The message was essentially, I'm back. I feel great. He recorded it a few hours before it hit Twitter on DH just in time for the evening news. Fox News aired the whole message and White House chief of staff Marks met Mark Meadows, who was also on Fox emphasized that the president was hard at work. And I understand that President Trump talked a lot about therapeutic drugs in this video. Richard. What did you make of what he said about those drugs? Right? Well, the president's video is clearly a rush job. He talked about an experimental drug he called Regeneron. But you know, that's actually the name of the company that makes the product. Trump said he got it in the hospital, but his doctor earlier had said that he got the infusion on Friday before he went to the hospital. The president has decided without evidence that it made a big difference for him, even though he received other medications. Here's just a little bit of the video. It really did a fantastic job. I want to get for you what I got. And I'm going to make it free. You're not gonna pay for it, huh? Okay, So what exactly are these drugs like? How do they work? Well, these are antibodies that are designed to block the virus. There monoclonal antibodies they're called. It's a very promising idea. Kind of like a shortcut to temporary immunity. At least that's the concept. But the data aren't yet strong enough to get full FDA approval and indecision, too. Regeneron. Eli Lilly has a couple of products in the works, and they see most promising. For people who are just getting sick. It's not a miracle drug, but it seemed to keep people out of the hospital. Eli Lilly applied for Emergency Youth Oscar with authorization today for one of those two products that it has in the works, but FDA approval process takes time. The lowly executives were not expecting a snap decision, as the president suggested was coming in is right and we also just heard the president say he's gonna make these drugs free. I mean, what are the chances of that? Will regular Americans be able to get them? Well, that's a good question. Presumably, the federal government will subsidize this there. They've already subsidized Regeneron project to the tune of like half a billion dollars. Lily is doing it on its own dime, but but they also expect that the government will subsidize it, Lily, by the way, his eyes expecting to produce a million doses of this first product by the end of the year, so so there could be at least reasonable supply. Although it would have to stretch globally, so right, Yes. So that's sort of the butt. But, yeah, it seems as though if it could get emergency youth authorization, it could be available and potentially if the government feels like it at little or
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"First Lady Melania Trump's office says extra precautions are being taken to keep staff who work in the residents safe now that both the president and first lady have Covad 19. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. They did not say how many people who work in the White House have tested positive, According to the memo from the First lady's office staff working in the residents have been required to wear masks at all times since April, And since March they've used hospital grade disinfection practices and installed additional sanitation and filtration systems. Now that the president and first lady have tested positive The memo says Staff wear full personal protective equipment and have updated procedures to avoid cross contamination, The memo adds quote the health of residents, staff members and their families are a paramount concern to the first family. President Trump pointedly took off his mask as he returned to the White House Monday following his hospital
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"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Trump is back at the White House, having been discharged by doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president spent nearly 72 hours at Walter Reed outside Washington for treatment of covert 19. NPR's Tamara Keith says Upon his return to the White House yesterday, the president tweeted out of video urging Americans not to be afraid of the Corona virus. In a cinematic scene, Trump descended the stairs from the hospital. Walter Reed, as the sun was beginning to set thin flew to the White House in Marine one, the sky a pinkish orange. There, he walked up the staircase to the South portico entrance of the residents faced out toward the cameras and removed his mask. A few minutes later, he tweeted a video where again massless. He said he was feeling great. And now I'm better. And maybe I'm immune. I don't know. But don't let it dominate yur lives. Get out there. Be careful. We have the best medicines in the world trumps doctor said they will be cautiously optimistic and on guard for another week because Trump's condition could still change. Tamara Keith NPR news Vice president Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are preparing for their debate. Tomorrow night. It's being held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is NPR news from Washington. But it's 6 31. This is K C r. W News. I'm mad Guillem you silly scientist Andrea Ghez has won the Nobel Prize in physics Ghez and Reinhardt Ginzler, a German scientists were given one half of the prestigious prize for their work on black holes, specifically their discovery of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Guez is the fourth woman to win the prize, in an interview with Quantum magazine a couple years ago, has explained that she and Denzel pioneered a new way of using the powerful Keck telescope to track the orbits of stars at the center of the Milky Way. And with that we have the ability to explore the physics of black.
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"Has repeatedly tried to convince Americans that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. The president himself and the first lady have now tested positive for the Corona virus. They're staying at the White House with an election on Ly a month away to talk about how this all unfolded overnight and where we stand at this point. We have NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith with a site. Um, Good morning. I guess the first question how the president first lady doing Do we know the White House position? Put out a memo saying they are both well at this time, and that he and others on the medical team will maintain a vigilant watch, he added. Quote. Rest, rest assured, I expect the president to continue carrying out his duties without disruption. And that is important because that means vice president Pence doesn't have to step in at this point. A spokesman tells us that both the vice president and second lady Karen Pence were tested this morning and were negative. As for the president and the first lady, they are staying at home at the White House, and an official tells me that the president was in good spirits and that the doctor is optimistic. Corona virus. So is an unpredictable disease. For some people, it can be terrible and deadly. For others. There are no symptoms at all. And we have no way of knowing how it will affect the first lady or president Trump. But at 74 years old, he is in a high risk group and certainly not out of the woods. I mean, as we've seen, people can develop symptoms, you know, days after getting a positive test, so we'll have to be watching. Of course, do it. You have any idea what happened here? I mean, how how the president First lady might have been exposed to a virus. We don't know the chain there. But we did learn last night that a close aide to the President hope Hicks had tested positive. She has been traveling with the president a lot, including flying with him on Air Force one to his campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday at around 9 30. Last night, Trump called into Sean Hannity show on Fox News and said that he had been tested and was awaiting results. Then About 1 A.m. president Trump tweeted that he and the first lady had gotten those results and that they both tested positive. A White House official tells me that they're working to figure out how to keep conducting the business of the presidency, with the president having to stay at home. And the person said that the president is going to want to be engaged. He told me quote. He's not one to sit still, that is something we know. I mean, he has not been sitting. Still, he has been out on the campaign trail very active and as many people have noted at rallies So many of them outdoors airplane hangars, But you know a lot of people without mass. It's going to lead a lot of people to wonder. Was he taking enough precautions? Was the White House doing enough to prevent this? President? Trump has been taking risks every single day. People who are in his close proximity do get tested regularly. He is tested regularly. But the White House leaned heavily on those tests and arguably let their guard down. Trump has been holding as you say these big rallies a couple of them indoors. Just yesterday, he held a fundraiser at his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey. And you know Trump and those around him don't regularly wear masks in public or in private at the White House or on Air Force One and it Tuesday night's debate. President Trump even mocked his opponent, Joe Biden, for his frequent mask wearing one needed. I wear mess, OK, let me ask. I don't have. I don't wear mess like him. Every time you see him, he's got a mess. He could be speaking. 200 ft away from him. He shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen, and we have now heard from Joe Biden. He sent a tweet, saying that he and his wife, Jill, are praying for the health and safety of the president and his family and hoping for a swift recovery. We don't know. Yet if Biden's campaign will be changing anything as a result of this, it's just stunning to think about this moment. We have a presidential election four weeks away. We're still in the middle of a pandemic and now the president of the United States in the midst of running for re election. Has tested positive for a very dangerous virus. I mean, what does this totally changed The entire last phases campaign? Yes, absolutely. President. Trump has staked his reelection on the idea that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. For months, He has created a bubble around himself where there was this image that cove. It wasn't a concern that everything was back to normal. The chairs were close together. There were no masks. But this development completely undermines that. I mean, the president of the United States has the virus. This is going to bring the danger home to people and underscores That anyone can get it even if you're the leader of the free world. All right. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith, We're going to keep following this story, obviously very closely as the hours and days. Go on. Thank you. So much for sharing reporting town.
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"Plus students still are the largest number of students starting in person anywhere in the country. So it's important for us to get it right. And it's important for us to meet that everyone is safe and secure as they started personal Ernie in person. Classes in the city will be phased in by grade levels over the next two weeks. So by this presidential campaign, combined with the Democratic Party had Maurine the bank at the end of last month and President Trump's reelection effort. That's according to campaign finance filings. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports. It's a reversal of fortunes for the incumbent. Resident. Trump started raising money for his 2020 effort unusually early at the start of his presidency and maintained an advantage over Biden in terms of cash on hand through the early part of the summer, But Biden and Democrats have been gaining on him and then had a blockbuster fundraising month in August on Fox and friends. Trump downplayed the challenge His campaign now faces. We have a lot of money. I mean, how much money do you need? You need yourself. Trump's campaign both raised less and spent less than Biden in August. Take TV advertising, for instance, according to the tracking firm, Add analytics, Biden outspent Trump nearly 4 to 1 and Trump's campaign was largely off the air in several key swing states. Tamara Keith NPR news On Wall Street stocks took a dip today, the closed off earlier lows. The Dow was down 509 points a 27,147 that's down 1.8% the NASDAQ Down about 1/10 of a percent D S and P 500 down 1.1%. This is NPR news. And this is WNBC in New York. I'm showing Carlson Jews around the world ended their observance of the new year yesterday with the blowing of the shofar in Maplewood, New Jersey, Social Justice group blew the Ram's horn for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kihei. About 100. People gathered last night for a candlelight vigil, Political rally and shofar service for the Supreme Court Justice. The traditional mourner's prayer was also recited, but with the names of black Americans who have been killed by police The activists leading the service called on the crowd to spend an hour every day, helping to get out the vote in November. And as you've been hearing, the city's younger students are among those back of the classrooms today. Here in New York City for a staggered start in person school, Cheyenne Taylor's attending pre k at PS 2 62 in Brooklyn, she donned a kitty cat face mask, which she says she's usedto wearing. And even though she was a little nervous about the school day, she explained their mom that she was inspired by characters from a favorite TV show. Plastic case and sky school school like they are sun in my eyes. Special education students in district 75 schools are also back in person. Today, everyone else's learning online for the first official day of instruction in the public schools. Students in kindergarten through high school begin in person learning next week. Police have arrested a man who they say through construction debris on a subway track in Manhattan, causing a train to derail the NYPD is charged 30 year old Dimitrius Harvard with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, assault and criminal trespass. Authorities say three passengers suffered minor injuries when a North bound a train hit the debris at the 14th Street station yesterday morning. It's unclear of Harvard has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf. Service on the D E and F lines were affected following the incident..
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"Depot and lows of earnings reports, they are killing it this year now news Live from NPR NEWS. I'm Jack Spear. President Donald Trump says he would support an investigation into whether Postmaster General Lewis to joy violated campaign finance laws. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. It comes in response to a Washington Post article. The article described an arrangement from when two joy was in private business. Employees at his company were reportedly urged to make donations to Republican causes and candidates and then had the expenses offset with bonuses. If proven such a scheme would violate campaign finance law prohibiting the use of straw donors to circumvent individual donation limits. Trump says he's seen the article and is open to an investigation and we'll see how that goes. But no, I think he's a very honest guy. But we'll see. Trump also said that if it is proven to joy did something wrong, he should lose his job. A spokesperson told The Washington Post to Joy believes that he has always followed campaign fundraising laws and regulations. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden traveled to the battleground state of Pennsylvania today where he spoke, the workers accepted a number of key union endorsements. Labor Day visit, kicking off what will be a flurry of travel the key states this week by both Biden and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. Pick up in campaign activity comes with the election out less than two months away, and Poles beginning to show tightening in the race. Fine hopes to continue to paint Trump was an ineffectual leader during a period of racial and societal unrest and in the midst of a global pandemic. Some 22 miles outside of Portland, Oregon. Today, there's a caravan rally in support of President Trump. NPR's Nathan Rod is there the organizer's for this event.
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"High risk health workers, older adults in nursing homes, among other groups. Teachers in school staff are included in the second phase as our people in prisons and homeless shelters. The third phase includes Children and young adults, and then everyone else. The draft is open for public comment until midnight Friday. Selina Simmons Duffin. NPR NEWS President. Trump Visits Wilmington, North Carolina today to tour the battleship North Carolina. It participated in every major American naval offensive in the Pacific in World War two. But as NPR's Tamara Keith tells us, that's not the only reason for Trump's trip. The official reason for this visit is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War two. The unofficial reason for this visit, which will be President Trump's 12 to the state of North Carolina is that this is a key state battleground state in November and according to Trump's campaign All of his travel has potential campaign benefits in mind. NPR's Tamara Keith reporting and internal watchdog has found several concerns with the U. S Postal Service that includes its ability to process mail in ballots for the November presidential election. NPR's Alana Wise has this report. Problems include ballots mailed without proper bar code technology and outdated voter addresses. The report, which examined special and primary elections from this summer, says the agency needs to better collaborate with state and local governments. A watchdog also found the facilities did not always comply with election readiness procedures. The report comes as the nonpartisan Postal Service has found itself in the unwelcome position of being a foil to President Trump. The president and some of his allies have made a number of unsubstantiated claims about voting by mail, including ones now directly contradicted by the FBI. Alana Wise. NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR news. A woman considered one of Lebanon's most renowned philanthropists, has died. Lady Yvonne Cochran died of injuries she gone from last month's gigantic explosion in Beirut. She was 98. Cochran led efforts to preserve Beirut's architectural heritage. The Barrett blast killed nearly 200 people. The trial of 14 alleged accomplices in the deadly Charlie Hebdo. Terror attacks opens today in Paris. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports There have been five years of investigation and the delay due to the pandemic. 14 people are said to have helped the Kouachi brothers launched their assault on the newsroom of the satirical magazine on January 7th 2015. The trial also covers the hostage taking killings free at a kosher supermarket carried out by Amedy Coulibaly, a friend of the Karachi's the three day killing spree by the avowed Isis radicals claimed 17 lives, including some of France's leading cartoonists. Police led the defendant's into a packed courtroom They're accused of supplying weapons and financing to the terrorists. The 2.5 month trial will plunge France into a traumatic chapter of its history. Charlie Hebdo magazine marked the occasion by republishing many of the controversial Mohammed cartoons. It's headline read all that for this. Eleanor Beardsley. NPR NEWS PARIS Members of a State commission in Mississippi are making a final choice today for a new state flag. They've pared down thousands of choices to two designs. One features a magnolia. The other shows a shield. Mississippi State lawmakers retired the old state flag this year. It was controversial because it included the Confederate battle emblem. In Corvo Coleman. NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting those working towards a day when no one has to choose between paying rants, putting food on the table and protecting their health and the health of others are w J f dot or GE. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. Good morning with just weeks left until the election, more evidence is coming out about how Russia is again interfering. Facebook has confirmed that it has removed accounts linked to Russian state actors who were trying to spread false stories. Those stories reined in influencing the outcome of the November vote. NPR's tech reporter Bobby Allen is covering this and joins us now. Good morning, Bobby here, Rachel So tell us more. What exactly did Facebook uncover? So this all started with a tip from the FBI. Federal authorities reached out to Facebook and said, Hey, we found the site piece data dot net and it says it's an international news site. But if you look very closely, it sure does look like a Russian propaganda tool. So Facebook looked into it and indeed discovered that it was linked to Russian operatives, and it was sharing hundreds off. Bogus news articles about everything from racial injustice to the Democratic campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I talked to Ben Nimmo of research firm Grafica. They collaborated with Facebook on looking into this website, and Nemo told me that the Russian operatives who were running it, we're posting articles on Facebook to groups liked by progressives. I was very much a strongly left Lee named constituency that they were aiming at, but in among their they were indeed pieces, which is saying, Well, Biden and Harris, they're much too far to the right. So they were trying to make progressives less likely to be supportive of the Biden Harris ticket. How does that compare Bobby to what happened four years ago, researchers say. You know this operation both echoes to 2016 playbook and introduces some new elements. So Four years ago, Russian troll farms pushed false stories to suppress the progressive and minority vote to try to hurt Hillary Clinton. We're seeing that tactic again. It's a similar goal. What's new here is they duped Americans into helping them seem more credible. They Posted writing gigs on hiring boards in the U. S Telling, you know, young and inexperienced journalist that if you want to make some extra money, you could come right for peace data dot net Here's Nathaniel Glacier, he had cyber security policy at Facebook. They used that to reach out to unwitting freelancers to essentially trick them into writing for this fake organization and writing on topics that the Russian actors wanted them to write on. The thing is Rachel. It didn't quite work. Facebook and Twitter. Both caught this very early on, and these pages never really gathered to reach that the Russian operatives had hoped..
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"It is 506 It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish in Washington, and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. It is the third night of the Republican National Convention. And tonight, viewers of the mostly virtual event will take a side trip to Baltimore. That is where Vice President Mike Pence will deliver his keynote speech. I'll be going to Fort McHenry, which was the very place that inspired our national anthem. Thie Trump campaign says Pence will be looking to draw a contrast between President Trump And his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us with more hate Tam. Hello. So what do you expect to hear from the vice president tonight, But, you know, vice President. Pence has led the Corona Virus task force since earlier this year, and you can expect him to talk about the actions that the administration has taken to address the pandemic. You know, this convention comes as about 1000. Americans a day are still dying from the virus, and people are grappling with job losses. There's this new school year that's happening online and elsewhere and It's just so much instability that declaring victory won't quite be possible. But you can expect the vice president will speak in very optimistic tones. Anyway. That's what the campaign is telling us. It's something we've heard throughout this week, the administration and Trump allies downplaying the severity of the problem with the pandemic and overselling the success of the response on DH. Also, I think we can probably anticipate that the president might make an appearance with his running mate tonight. There have been Trumpy surprises every night all week. So I'm curious because you know there's a lot going on right now. We have Hurricane Laura approaching. The president is sending federal law enforcement to Wisconsin after police there shot a black man who was not armed. How do you think these news events will figure into the convention today? It's a really open question where whether the president or other speakers at the convention will address this or make this part of the story tonight. President. Trump has repeatedly portrayed himself as a law and order president and slammed Democrats for failing to address the protests during their convention last week. Today, he said on Twitter, he will not stand for looting, arson, violence and lawlessness on America's streets. Meanwhile, former vice President Joe Biden put out a video today a little bit of counter programming. He said that he had spoken with the family of Jacob Blake and said Justice must be served. But he also addressed the looting and killing last night of two protestors. Protesting brutality is a right And absolutely necessary. But burning down communities is not protest. It's needless violence. The Kirk that that hurricane headed towards the Gulf Coast is also a big issue for the president. In the past, he's wanted to show that he has things under control. In fact, this storm risks over shadowing the convention with dire warnings of deadly storm surge and very strong winds. Okay, So besides the vice president, who else do we expect to hear from during the convention tonight? What we're going to hear from Kellyanne Conway. She led President Trump's campaign to victory in 2016, and she was the first woman to lead a winning presidential campaign. As counselor to the president at the White House. She has focused on the opioid epidemic. We are likely to hear some of that. And this will be a swan song for her. She announced that she is leaving the White House to focus on her family. There has been some drama because her husband, George Conway, has been a very public opponent of the president and one of her teenage daughters has also been quite active on social Media Speaking out against Trump, that is NPR's Tamara Keith. Thank you, Tam. You're welcome. For many immigrant Latino communities in the U. S fears of jeopardizing legal status, underlying health conditions and longstanding disparities in wealth and health care access. Complicate efforts to control the pandemic. As NPR's Erik Wester Veldt reports, one hard hit neighborhood in California's Marin County illustrates how that's playing out across the nation. Marin County just north of San Francisco, is best known as a picturesque gateway toe wine country. It's one of the wealthiest counties in America. But the people who scrubbed the hardwood floors, wash the Tesla's and care for the gardens in Mill Valley, Tiburon and Sandra fell are being devastated by the Corona virus. Latinos comprise 16% Marines population, but they make up 75 to 80% of covert 19 cases in the county. And many of those testing positive. Live here in the majority latte next Canal neighborhood, you know, high risk high poverty, essential workers facing Multiple challenges. The other groups are not. Omar Correra runs the Canal Alliance, a Sandra fell nonprofit that has supported Latin ex immigrant communities here for nearly 30 years. The canal neighborhood is a small, densely populated section of Sandra fell, packed with multi family apartment buildings. Loretta says Canal residents were in survival mode well before the pandemic. Then when it hit, he says, the neighborhood was decimated. Latinos having the sense your workers for this county before Kobe 19 during coming in thine So poverty inequities the jobs that they perform the housing conditions, Although that create the perfect environment for the virus to spread quickly overall about 3% of the county's Corona virus tests are coming back positive. But here in the canal, the positivity rate is averaging 20% and has spiked as high as 40%, says Dr Matt Willis, Bryn County's health director. The roots of this outbreak go so far beyond our healthcare interventions are really rooted in how we've organized our economy. People who live in a canal are three times more likely to live in poverty than the.
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"From NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. President. Trump says he'll issue a Siri's of executive orders if agreement cannot be reached with Congress to fund another round of pandemic relief. NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Trump said he could use executive action to extend a moratorium on evictions, continue enhanced unemployment payments and suspend college loan repayments. And he said he'd like to sign in order to pursue an idea. Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have rejected. What we're talking about is deferring the payroll tax. For A period of months till the end of the year, and I could extend it at a certain period. Hopefully, I will be here to do the job. That was an explicit reference to his reelection, payroll taxes, fund, Medicare and Social Security and deferring payments would mean those taxes would just have to be repaid later. Tamara Keith NPR news The White House says Trump will hold a news conference at 3 30 this afternoon. Eastern time Congress has essentially gone home. With less than three months before the presidential election. The US intelligence community has issued an official statement warning China, Russia and Iran are all trying to influence voters, opinions and the outcome. NPR's Aisha Roscoe has details. The intelligence community has concluded that China is trying to hurt President Trump's reelection bid, while Russia is disparaging Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Officials say that Iran has focused on undermining US democratic institutions by spreading disinformation on line. U. S Counter intelligence director William Evan Nina said in a statement that it was unlikely that adversaries would be able to manipulate voting results at a large scale. Aisha Roscoe NPR news Last night, President Trump said he disagrees that Russia wants him reelected, saying no one has been tougher on Moscow. He says he agrees China does not want him back in office. Venezuela's attorney general says to former US Special service soldiers have been sentenced to prison for 20 years, NPR's Philip Reeves reports The two are accused of plotting to capture and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. The news was announced on Twitter by Maduro's attorney general. The Tweet says former Green Berets Luke Denman and Arun Berry have been found guilty of terrorism, conspiracy and arms trafficking. The two were captured in May when Venezuelan security services intercepted an armed group. Who landed in Venezuela by boat from Colombia. Most were former Venezuelan soldiers had deserted. Maduro says the raid was a plot to topple him orchestrated by the Trump administration on the man the U. S recognizes as Venezuela's legitimate president, Opposition leader One Guido Both the U. S. Government and Guido deny involvement. This is NPR. Foreign ministers from the Middle East in Europe have arrived in Lebanon in a show of solidarity after Tuesday's massive explosions in Beirut. At least 158 people were killed. The White House says. The US is sending food, water and medical assistance. Investigators in southern India are reviewing the design of the runway where an airliner crash landed last night, killing at least 18 people. NPR's Lauren Frayer reports The plane went down after dark in monsoon rains. Survivors say the Air India Express flight suede violently in heavy rain as it approached the hilltop runway in cozy coat. A town in southern India is Carol Estate. The aircraft skidded off the runway and nose dived into a gorge cracking into to another flight narrowly avoided a similar tragedy a year ago. The runway meets United Nations requirements but is shorter than most. While regular commercial flights to and from India are suspended in the pandemic. This was part of a government program to repatriate Indian stranded a broad. The plane was coming from Dubai, where millions of Indians live in work. Some of the passengers were coming home after losing their jobs. Their Lauren Frayer NPR news In the Indian Ocean. Mauritius has declared a state of environmental emergency, a ship that ran aground last month is now spilling tons of oil into environmentally sensitive waters home to several unique species. The Japanese own ship was carrying nearly 4000 tons of fuel. I'm Barbara Klein. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..
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"NPR news. I'm Laxmi, saying millions of Americans who are about to lose their unemployment benefits or waiting for Congress to throw them. Another lifeline is NPR's Kelsey Snell reports. Republican negotiators work through the weekend to resolve their differences on what should be in the next Corona virus relief package, and they plan to deliver their opening offer today. The $600 in additional federal unemployment payments are running out this week. Republicans have struggled to agree amongst themselves on how to replace those payments with a lower figure. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told ABC that they now agree on a plan. We are going to be prepared on Monday to provide unemployment insurance extension That would be 70% of whatever the wages you were. Prior Tio being unemployed. NPR has reported that the Department of Labor worn back in May that it could be difficult, if not impossible for outdated state unemployment systems to implement such a change. White House officials called the plan a technical fix. Kelsey Snell NPR NEWS Washington President. Trump's National security Advisor has Cove in 19. Robert O'Brien is the most senior White House officials so far. To confirm positive for Corona virus in a statement, the White House says there is no risk of exposure to President Trump or vice president Pence. O'Brien is reported to be self isolating and working from a secure location off site. Miami Marlins home opener against Baltimore is being postponed to address a Corona virus outbreak. The Marlins they're staying in Pennsylvania. After they called off their trip from Philadelphia to Florida. The team was scheduled to host the Baltimore Orioles tonight. The world's largest corona virus vaccine study is underway. Shots created by the National Institutes of Health and Modern are being tested on the first set of volunteers who are among the 30,000 slated to take part. Turner says the first trial took place in Savannah, Georgia. Subsequent vaccinations will take place in other parts of the country mean while the president heads to North Carolina today to promote efforts to develop a Corona virus vaccine, NPR's Tamara Keith reports. Resident Trump has put an increasing focus on the pandemic is cases spike in the sun belt. Trump is set to tour a facility that's helping manufacturer a key component for one of the Corona virus vaccine candidates. The vaccine is currently in phase one clinical trials. The federal government is investing billions of dollars to produce millions of vaccine doses so that they would be ready to go if clinical trials prove them to be safe and effective. North Carolina also happens to be a swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In the absence of rallies, official visits like this do give President Trump a reason to be in states that he needs to win in November, and the speedy development of a vaccine is a central part of his reelection pitch. Tamara Keith NPR news at last check on Wall Street, The Dow was up 73 points. This is NPR news..
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"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noelle King and I'm Steve Inskeep. What was the purpose of the president's remarks yesterday? The answer is not immediately apparent. He gave a speech. And the scene is important. He was standing in the Rose Garden, the backyard of the White House, a place where presidents hold official announcements and official ceremonies and at the beginning, that's what this sounded like. The president announced measures against China as China cracks down on freedoms in Hong Kong. Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China. No special privileges. No special economic treatment. And no export of sensitive technologies. That was the beginning. But even more than usual, the president veered off topic. Talking of crumbling highways. The Paris climate agreement he read a list of baseless allegations against his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden said Biden plans to quote abolished the suburbs and make office buildings to cold. This, according to the president. On the same day, the president gave an interview in which he pushed back on the fact that a black person is statistically more likely to be shot by police. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith is following all of this high their town. Good morning. How unusual was yesterday? Well, this was certainly not a news conference as built. It was a rally speech disguised as an official announcement in the Rose Garden. He spent a lot of time talking about Joe Biden said. His name 31 times. And, as you say, was really all over the place of the times. It was hard to tell exactly what he was talking about. You know, a disciplined president of the United States who was truly trying to get re elected would come out. He would stay on message. He would talk about what he was there to talk about. Answer a few questions and leave. Instead, President Trump essentially did this rally thing in the Rose Garden? Because, well, his campaign can't do rallies right now, because of the Corona virus, he just had one canceled. Last weekend, and it is worth noting that Corona virus is now surging all over the country. And President Trump has had a really hard time getting any attacks on Biden to stick they've been trying for months. You know, it seems a tax of political attacks aren't really what Americans air looking to hear right now. Now. He also addressed question of race before this White House event. He's talking to a CBS reporter Catherine Marriage, and she asks why you're African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country, and here's how the president responded, and so are white people. Some are white people. What a terrible question to ask. So are white people, more white people, by the way, more white people. Let's fact check that is that true? Well, it is true that more white people die at the hands of law enforcement. But there are a lot more white people in America is a share of the population. African Americans are far more likely to be killed by the police about twice as likely And this is about more than numbers. President Trump a cz. Many have been calling for police reform and racial justice has taken another attack and is moving toward law and order talking about law and order, which is something he comes back to AA lot. And, you know, he's really just trying to dismiss the black lives matter. Movement is he's still defending the Confederate flag. Indeed he is in that same interview, he said, quote. I know people that like the Confederate flag, and they're not thinking of slavery, he says. It's a free speech thing. This puts him out of line with the state of Mississippi and NASCAR. Yeah, and most people in the country which raises the question about what the politics are of doing all of this, But this is not strategic President Trump is saying what he thinks even if polling indicates that the majority of Americans disagree. So you know, he has once again in a place where he is setting off a conversation about trump and racism, and he's acting like someone who thinks his base Wants to hear this sort of pro white pro Confederate language, and he is running this re election for the base, not for the broader American public at the White House press conference yesterday, he was asked if he was worried about losing in November. I think that the enthusiasm now Is greater and may be far greater than it was in 2016. I think a lot of people don't want to talk about it. I think they're not going to Say, Hey, I'm for Trump on for Trump. They don't want to go through the process, and I fully understand that because the process is not fair. He's talking about what he calls the silent majority. But pollsters I talked to say it is unlikely that such a science silent majority really exists in the numbers that he needs on Daz evidence, President Trump pointed to Ah boat parades and yard signs and, ah Biker's motorcyclists. There was some kind of both the trades that there was some kind of boat parade, but not that many voters own boats. Tam Thanks You're welcome. NPR's White House correspondent Tamara Keith. It's three months late this year, but Tax day has arrived. You've got until midnight to file your returns. Here's NPR's Scott Horsefly. The government extended the tax deadline by three months because of the pandemic. But even with that extra time, it hasn't been easy for either taxpayers or the IRS. The Corona virus sideline. Many of the volunteers who ordinarily help people with tax preparation. The AARP Foundation typically run some 5000 help centers in public libraries and like Foundation President Lisa Marsh. 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"News. I'm Laxmi saying the U. S. Supreme Court sat with a mixed decision today over President Donald Trump's attempt to shield his tax returns and other financial documents from investigators. In one major ruling, nearly all the justices clear the way for the documents to eventually be handed over to a New York grand jury in a criminal probe into hush money payments. But the justices also ruled 72 that congressional Democrats would have to wait. So that a lower court can reexamine separation of powers issues Since both cases will take time. The public is unlikely to see Trump's returns before the presidential election in November. On a day when legal battles over access to the president's financial records are at center stage. Another key piece of the president's financial picture remains out of you. NPR's Tamara Keith reports Trump Has gotten a second extension on his annual financial disclosure filing. Financial disclosure forms were due May 15th. But because of Corona virus, federal officials got a 45 day extension. Vice president. Pence filed his disclosure form on the new deadline, but President Trump got another extension, a White House official told NPR. The president has a complicated report, and he's been focused on the corona virus crisis and other matters. Official ads that while he has an additional 45 days to file Trump intends to file as soon as possible. Pence is relatively simple filing revealed nearly half a $1,000,000 paid from a legal defense fund to his attorney in the Mueller investigation. Tamara Keith NPR NEWS It was a big day for Native American tribes, writes the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4. To reverse Oklahoma's prosecution oven enroll member of the Creek tribe for crimes committed within the historical creek boundaries. The majority opinion is that the tribe, not the state, has the power to prosecute crimes committed within the tribes historical boundaries. A new report counts 64 terrorist attacks in the United States. Last year. Nearly a dozen of those attacks were deadly, claiming 51 lives. The numbers come from the global terrorism database maintained by researchers at the University of Maryland. We have more from NPR's Hannah alarm. The latest count from the global terrorism database covers 2019 for the United States. The numbers confirm what analysts have said for months that attacks are increasingly motivated by a blend of ideologies, especially far right extremism such as white nationalism and xenophobia. And there's a quote sharp increase in the deadliness of racially motivated violence. One attack on the white supremacist category was the mass killing of Latino shoppers at a WalMart in Texas last summer. As for the global picture, the Taliban in Afghanistan was responsible for more terrorist attacks in 2019 than any other group by a wide margin. As for Isis, the report says attacks declined in Iraq, but the group's influence expanded elsewhere. An alum. NPR NEWS. This's NPR live from Katie. We D news on Brian Watt, California's attorney general, is recommending the Sacramento Police Department revised its use of force policy, among other reforms. As a result of a review prompted by the police killing of Stefan Clark in 2018. Cupid's Julie Chang reports. The report released by Attorney General Have yearbook, Sara found that Sacramento police officers frequently misused corroded restraints, Tasers and other so called less lethal types of fourth. Sara also want a comprehensive study on apparent racial disparities in stops, arrests and use of force. Black Americans were involved in 43% of SAC P D s use of force incidents between 2013 and 2018 but only made up 30% of sack menace population during that same period. The report also suggests better de escalation, training and improved hiring practices. It follows previous recommendations. The State Department of Justice issued 18 months ago and concludes the state's review of the Sacramento police. I'm Julie Chang calculating youth they area transportation officials are giving the green light to distribute a second round of emergency federal aid to more than two dozen transit systems, the $1.3 billion in relief funding. Is intended to help. The agency survived the catastrophic loss of revenue they've suffered during the pandemic. The biggest recipients include Bart and San Francisco's Mu NI, which are both getting about $375 million. Under the plan approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Panel yesterday, local transit agencies say that continued deep service cuts will be necessary and major layoffs are possible. Unless the federal government provides another major infusion of aid on Brian. What news Support for NPR this morning comes from see three c three dot Ai ai software enables organizations to use artificial intelligence and enterprise scale. Solving previously unsolvable business problems. Learn Maurizi three. Dottie, I And by the listeners and members of.