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"Going crazy. We've been talking to some wonderful people who were also locked inside it. We think we did. It's possible we started hallucinating back in April will revisit those virtual visits. Plus some fresh material You've never heard before. And Bill Kurtis. Doesn't like the fact that people quarantining next door have been shooting off fireworks. It's a terrible day in the neighborhood. He still can't go out. So stay in with us on this week's show coming up right after this hours news Live from NPR News. I'm Barbara Klein. Texas is confirming more than 3500 new Corona virus cases in one day. Judge Linda Hidalgo is the chief executive of Harris County, which includes Houston. And she's pleading with state government officials to help curb the search. All I can say is recommend, ask the community stay home, which of course, is not as effective and I don't think is appropriate at the level of crisis we're facing right now. Today, restaurants are still open. In an indoor events can take place, no matter the size, and so that's the issue that I'm facing here. She says. Hospitals in 33 counties in Texas are nearing surge capacity. President Trump has delivered two consecutive addresses, accusing protesters who've been tearing down statues in the name of racial justice of attacking American values. The latest historical statue came down in Baltimore last night, NPR's Amy held reports, protesters removed the statue of Christopher Columbus and rolled it into the city's inner harbor. Using.
State flags moved to Museum of Mississippi History
"Is moving its old flag with its Confederate imagery to a museum. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. The flag has been taken down from state buildings. Under a law approved last week, the state flag, first adopted by white supremacists in 18 94 incorporated the Confederate battle emblem. The banner will now be housed in the state's history museum. That's the the proper proper context context for for it, it, says says Pamela, Pamela, Junior Junior director director of of the the Mississippi Mississippi Civil Civil Rights Rights and and History History Museums. Museums. After After 126 126 years, years, we're retiring this flag and putting it in a place in a museum, where people can be educated and and long and be able to interpret looking. Interpret that flag. Commission will design a new Mississippi state flag that will be put to popular vote in November. Debbie Elliot
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from NPR news I'm Barbara Klein. Texas is confirming more than thirty five hundred new corona virus cases in one day judge Linda Hidalgo is the chief executive of Harris County which includes Houston and she's pleading with state government officials to help curb the search. All I can say is recommend. Ask that the community stay home, which of course is not as effective and I don't think is appropriate at the level of crisis. We're facing right now. Today. Restaurants are still open in newer events can take place no matter the size, and so that's the issue that I'm facing here. She says hospitals in thirty three counties in Texas are nearing surge capacity. President trump has delivered to consecutive addresses accusing protesters who've been tearing down statues, the name of racial justice of attacking American values. The latest historical statue came down in Baltimore last night. NPR's amy held reports. Protesters removed a statue of Christopher Columbus and rolled it into the cities in our harbor..
NASA's Juno Spacecraft At Jupiter Reveals New Info, Rocket Lab declares Electron launch failure
"Nastase Juno spacecraft is heading for its twenty eighth close encounter with the planet Jupiter later this month. As NPR's Joe PALCA reports, the probe continues to explore new feature is on the giant Gas Planet Juno arrived at Jupiter four years ago, it went into an elongated orbit, plunging fairly close to the planet's cloud tops for a few hours before swinging far out into space for weeks. Keeping the close encounters short is essential because of the harsh radiation environment close to the planet. Recently has been exploring an enormous storm that just appeared on Jupiter. An amateur astronomer here on earth was the first to spot the storm. The probe has also been making in-depth studies of the famous red spot, and even bigger storm Juneau's main mission is to map Jupiter's gravity field something that will take another year to complete Joe Palca and news. The private satellite launch firm rocket lab is trying to figure out what went wrong with the mission. Yesterday it's rocket successfully lifted off from New Zealand but was unable to reach orbit and lost its payload of seven small satellites rocket had planned to make monthly launches for the rest of the year, and into two thousand, twenty one
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Le Show
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Fauci Says US Could Reach 100000 Coronavirus Cases a Day
"This past week, Dr Anthony Fauci shocked many people in this country and around the world when he said before Congress And unless something changes Corona virus cases in the United States could reach 100,000 per day. What would it take to turn things around and keep us from reaching that? Terrifying number. Dr. Fauci spoke about this with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. Can we turn this around? Can we turn these numbers around without an even more aggressive shutdown than we had in March? And in April? I believe the answer is yes, but we have to do things a bit differently. And what we've been doing, because when you talk about the goal of everyone to try and proceed towards normalization by taking steps in the opening America again Program, which would guidelines that had good and well demarcated benchmark. What we saw and it really varied from state to state with people out there. Congregating in bars congregating in crowds in a celebratory way, understandably because they felt cooped up without wearing masks. That is, you know, in many respects if I might use the word, it's a violation of the principles of what we're trying to do. It does not have to be 100,000 cases a day. I use that number. Because I wanted Jeff to jolt people into realizing their attention. So we did, and that's exactly what I wanted to do because as I've said so many times over the previous weeks, two months If you leave the virus to its own devices, it will take off on you. You've just sent a couple of things I want to follow up. When you talked about how things have varied so much state to state, you used the word guidelines a supposed to requirements. Does there need to be more of a coordinated federal plan? Do there need to be requirements? Or is it wise to have the strategy remain leaving this largely to states and local governments to figure it out? No Maryland, you bring up a good point, And there's a lot of argument about that about how this country is set up where you have the states that have the capability of making decisions because of the different and peculiar. Nature of things that go on in different states from a public health perspective. Would it be better if the federal government were taking a more sort of? Well, it might not be. I mean, I'm one that does taken assertive role. If you hear what I say whenever I'm talking as I am on this program You know, it is really saying that we must do these things, hopefully and I'm seeing it right now, after yesterday's numbers came out that many of the governors and mayors are actually demanding and saying it is mandatory. Now, if you're gonna go out, you have to have a mask on that is something that is absolutely essential, but you're right. There will be arguments. I'm one for more directive way of doing things, but in many respects, that's not the way this country works. So what do you say to the governors to our two local leaders who are not rolling things back? Somebody like Florida Governor Rhonda Santis? Well, what I do is two things and I've been doing it consistently and intensively. Yes, I do it publicly like I have the opportunity to do on your program and I get on the phone and I've been on the phone with a lot of different governess talking to them about what I think should be done. I have been very prescriptive in what I said. I said not think about it. Maybe you want to do it. I say, do it. And may I just push you on your hope that we can turn things around. Turn these numbers around without shutting down at least is aggressively as things were in March and April and thinking of another thing you said in your testimony yesterday, which is that? You were talking about why Europe has largely succeeded in the US has failed to control the virus, and you talked about how When the U. S shut down, it was in reality. Only about 50% of activity was really shutting down. Whereas in Europe it was more like 90 or 95%. That makes it sound like we had a shot and we blew it. You know, I would. You know, that's a very provocative word blew it. But certainly if you look at it, and I meant it that the numbers are true. If you look at the Europeans, they got the curve way down. Once the curve is way down, Mary Louise, it is much easier when you do get blips of infection as you try to open up. To contain those infections. And if you look at our curve, it peaked. It came down a little. And then it stayed about flat until just recently, when it re surged up again. It makes it much more difficult because you're not in containment. You're in mitigation, just sort of chasing after things as opposed to getting your thumb on them. It might turn you two vaccines. You have said we should have a vaccine by the end of this year, with production ramping up next year whether that vaccine works and how long it may work for whether we may be protected for life for just for a few months. Are those still open questions they are they are because right now, the one thing that is going well. Is the procedure of multiple different candidates and their candidates all over the world. There are several that are being looked at here in the United States. They're on track for going into advanced trial sometime this summer. It's something that we are not compromising safety. Nor scientific integrity to move quickly. We should get an answer sometime by the end of the year, and as I said, Say it again. Mary Louise, There's no guarantee. That you're going to get a safe and effective vaccine. But the early indications from the trial make me I use that word cautiously optimistic
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on KTOK Programming
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Trudeau Suspends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty on China Law
"Trudeau says his government has suspended in extradition treaty with Hong Kong in carpet Chuck Report. Reports of move follows Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong Trudeau says Otto was taking steps to treat Hong Kong in the same way it deals with mainland China, he says After studying the new law and its impact, Canada will treat exports of sensitive goods to Hong Kong in the same way as those destined for China. He has that Ottawa will not allow the export of sensitive military items to the region. And he says the extradition treaty with Hong Kong is being suspended. The controversial law from Beijing effectively ends the one country, two systems agreement that set out Hong Kong's economic independence from China. Trudeau says Canada supports the two system framework and will stand up for the people of Hong Kong. He says Canada will also consider other measures in the weeks to come for NPR news. I'm
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Le Show
"I'll read it for you. It can be difficult for any marketer to know what to say and how to say it during a crisis. The Kobe nineteen pandemic and recent black lives matter protests across the US present marketers with one of the most challenging advertising environments in recent memory. Many companies have chosen to highlight the various ways in which they're supporting customers. And protecting their employees. What. Exactly do customers want to hear from brands right now? Eighty eight percent of participants in recent twitter survey said brands should provide reliable and accurate information during the pandemic. Seventy seven percent said they would feel more positively about brands. Making an effort to support society. Concern for others reflected throughout the survey. Those are exactly the kind of empathetic messages? Resonate with public radio listeners. NPR's attracted highly desirable audience of well educated and loyal followers that appreciate the unbiased fact-based journalism NPR delivers, and that audience has been growing rapidly. NPR survey examined attitudes towards.
Hawaii Is Finally Making It Easier for Tourists to Visit
"Hawaii has ruled that the state's mandatory travel quarantine may stand Hawaii public radio's Ryan. Finnerty reports from Honolulu Governor David. Ige a first issued the emergency order in March, requiring visitors and returning residents to quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival in Hawaii California couple who own a condo on Maui sued the governor, alleging the quarantine order impeded their constitutional right to free travel late Thursday night. A federal judge in Honolulu denied their request for injunctive. injunctive relief declaring the travel restrictions to be reasonable in the face of global pandemic, and in the best interest of the General Public Hawaii's attorney. General has long argued the quarantine order is legal, because it applies to all travellers beginning August. First travelers arriving in Hawaii will be exempt from the quarantine if they take a covid nineteen test before leaving home and are negative for the virus
Public health experts urge caution ahead of July Fourth as U.S. hits record number of cases
"Tallies show another day of climbing infections. Florida reports more than 9000 new daily cases Arizona more than 4000 Yesterday, the nation said an unwanted global record of more than 55,000 cases in a single day, NPR's Amy held reports the surge is raising even more concerns heading into the July 4th weekend, health experts are pleading with Americans to resist the urge to celebrate like usual after Memorial Day. Revelers flouting social distancing are thought to have contributed to the current crisis. Now, in many cases, fireworks displays are canceled, but not at Mount Rushmore, where 7500 guests and president Trump are expected tonight. South Dakota's governor says no social distancing or masks required Even a states, especially across the South and the West, see the virus spreading uncontrolled in Texas Governor Greg Abbott has done an about face now requiring masks in every county with more than 20 cases, also Kansas, joining nearly two dozen states now with statewide mask requirements. Amy Health NPR News
Public health experts urge caution ahead of July Fourth as U.S. hits record number of cases
"Day's Corona. Virus. Tallies show another day of climbing infections. Florida reports more than 9000 new daily cases Arizona more than 4000 Yesterday, the nation's said an unwanted global record of more than 55,000 cases in a single day, NPR's Amy held reports the surge is raising even more concerns heading into the July 4th weekend, health experts are pleading with Americans to resist the urge to celebrate like usual after Memorial Day. Revelers flouting social distancing are thought to have contributed to the current crisis. Now, in many cases, fireworks displays are canceled, but not at Mount Rushmore. 7500 guests and president Trump are expected tonight. South Dakota's governor says no social distancing or masks required even as states especially across the South and the West, see the virus spreading uncontrolled in Texas Governor Greg Abbott has done an about face now requiring masks in every county with more than 20 cases, also Kansas, joining nearly two dozen states now with statewide mask requirements.
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in U.S.
"Close associate of the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is under arrest today. Her name is Gillian Maxwell and just a quick warning that some parts of this story or really disturbing because of the nature of the alleged crimes. Prosecutors say Maxwell helped Epstein sexually exploit underaged girls have seen died in prison, and authorities ruled it a suicide. But the investigation into what he was doing his continued. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has been following this story. In the meantime, he Ryan Good morning. How did Ah, Maxwell and Epstein know each other? Maxwell comes from a prominent family in the U. K. Her father was was a media magnet there. And she and abstain met in the 19 nineties. They dated for a period of time, but on a broader level, she became a close confident of hiss. They had a professional relationship as well. And there have long been allegations in lawsuits brought by Epstein's alleged victims that Maxwell for years helped abstain recruit young girls to be sexually exploited on even after Epstein suicide last year, prosecutors said that the investigation is, you noted, continued into his associates and possible co conspirators, and Maxwell was seen then a za likely person of interest for investigators. She's facing federal charges now what are the charges? She faces six counts in all, including conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in sexual acts and conspiracy to transport miners. To engage in criminal sexual activity. She also faces perjury charges for allegedly lying about her role in the scenes activities when she was asked about it under oath during a deposition a couple of years ago. What are prosecutors saying about what they allege? She did. Well. The events detailed in the indictment took place between 1994 1997 on they relate to three underage girls who were allegedly abused by Epstein. Here is how the Acting U. S attorney in Manhattan, Audrey Strauss summed up Maxwell's role. Mansell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify the friend and groom minor victims for abuse. In some cases, Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Prosecutors allege that Epstein and Maxwell had a sort of systematic method for luring these young girls in they would pretend to befriend them by taking them shopping by taking them to the movies by asking about their family or their school life. Maxwell would encourage the girls to let Epstein pay for their travel and their education, and prosecutors say that this was all part of a scheme designed to make these young girls feel indebted to abstain. And once Epstein Maxwell had developed a report with these with these underage girls, prosecutors say that Maxwell would try to normalize sexual abuse in a couple of ways by undressing in front of the victim. Or being present when Epstein was sexually abusing the victim on in at least one instance, as we heard, Strauss say, prosecutors allege that Maxwell participated in the abuse herself. Okay, so she's arrested now she's been charged. Does the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein stop here? This is not the end of the road. The top prosecutor in Manhattan Audrey Strauss, who I mentioned earlier said yesterday that this investigation is still ongoing. Of course, this case has generated a ton of public interest, in part because I've seen had ties to a lot of prominent people that includes Britain's Prince Andrew. On. There are questions about what Prince Andrew, for example and others. Other prominent people knew about absence activities. As for Maxwell, she has serious charges here. This sort of charges that could induce her to cooperate with prosecutors and share what she knows about other associates of abstinence.
U.S. sets record for new coronavirus cases, surpassing 55,000 in a day
"The first time ever the US has logged more than fifty thousand new corona virus cases a day in that infection curve is not just steepening in one part of. Of the country, but in forty fifty states, according to the latest health information based on the numbers, the pandemic is trending in the wrong direction virtually everywhere, but the northeast, which in some cases saw it spike early on, and still remain St- extent shuttered the numbers from Johns Hopkins, university, all the ten cases with increased numbers of confirmed ten states with increased numbers of confirmed cases, the death toll from covid nineteen. The US now tops hundred, twenty, eight thousand.
Biden warns Trump is ‘deadly wrong' after president calls jobs report ‘spectacular news'
"In Washington today, President Trump shared his rosy outlook for the economy, touting the latest jobs numbers as quote historic truly, after that, the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, with him with a warning the country's economy is still precarious. Or from NPR's Asma Khalid. Biden acknowledged the most recent employment numbers are a positive sign 4.8 million jobs were added in June, but the former vice president also pointed out that we're still in a deep, deep job hole. There's no victory to be celebrated. We should hope, but there's no victory celebrated. We're still down only 15 million jobs. Pandemic is getting worse, not better bite and blasted the president for ignoring the recent uptick in Corona virus cases, and he accused Trump of making the situation worse by bungling the country's
TikTok Tackles India App Ban, Vowing It's No Tool for Beijing
"Tensions have spiked between the world's two most populous nations. That would be China and India. The two countries share a border that extends for more than 2000 miles, and it was along that border that violence broke out. Last month, 20 Indian troops were killed. Now India has banned dozens of Chinese APS, including the social video APP. TIC tac. India has been tic Tac's biggest foreign market. NPR's Lauren Frayer has been talking with some of the Indians obsessed with it. When the Corona virus hit India, Sumit Jane was forced to shut the clothing shop he runs in his hometown in western India. Under lock down. He was bored and worried. Looking long thought intelligent. That damned ignominy. Tic tac is how I stayed. Sane says I posted videos every day, Good Tic Tac clip Jane lip synchs lyrics about the Corona virus. To the tune of a popular Bollywood song. Jane is a skinny 28 year old with a curly mop of hair, gold earrings and nearly four million followers on Tic Tac social video APP has made him famous. He starred in a music video and even got offers to be on TV that Ah, licking a musical gave a small town in hands like me used to have to move to the big city to get noticed, he says. Tic Tac lets us do that from home. Up to 1/3 of TIC Tac users are believed to be in India. They're the biggest group outside China. Some Indians have even monetized it selling English lessons on tick talk, for example. But this week, the Indian government banned Tic Tac, along with 58 other Chinese made APS amid tensions with Beijing. We the people of India, standing behind the government have the ability to hit China where it hurts. India's nationalist TV anchors applauded the move. Many Indians are outraged over China's killing last month of Indian troops. Some are calling for a boycott of all Chinese goods. The government is trying to tap into the national sentiment in sweeping India right now. Akil Berry with the think tank Eurasia Group, says the Indian government is concerned about data privacy on Chinese APS. It also wants Indians to develop Indian APS rather than using Chinese ones. But India's own tech start ups get a lot of Chinese investment, Barry says. When you take a look at India's unicorns startups that a valued at over $1 billion about 18 off the 30 of them have Chinese investment. So if Beijing retaliates and pulls Chinese investment That could hurt India even more, he says. Tic Tac says it's following Indian privacy laws and is asking the Indian government to reconsider. Meanwhile, in a small town in northern India, housewife Anita Meena has been posting videos to tic tac of herself doing folk dances and have gone viral. She gets recognized when she goes to her local market, she says. Tick. Tuck is banned. Mina says she'll focus on YouTube Instead, it's unclear how many of India's roughly 200 million TIC tac users will do the same if Lauren Frayer NPR
Philadelphia coronavirus updates
"In Philadelphia is giving its Regular Corona virus news conference Now Brian Abernathy, the city managing directors on Let's listen in the life of general heat guidance in a few minutes. I'm also pleased that we're joined today by nausea or the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. I will offer guidance for seniors and talk about how PCH and help Philadelphia traditionally has an extensive heat response system that has been nationally. Examples include PCs Heat Line, which nausea will speak about, as well as our Department of health outreach teams and homeless outreach during hold right emergencies. Our goal this summer's to maintain as many elements of that is possible despite the Koven restrictions. As you know, we made the difficult decision back in made keeper city who was closed this summer to safeguard against the virus. We are offering, however, is one alternative spray grounds. 91 spray grounds and spray features were open on Monday, July 6, operating under safety guards. The city is also offering its place streets program. 100 place streets in areas Most impacted one. Yes, I'm sorry. 100 place treats in areas most impacted by the Heat island effect will have cooling gets which include umbrellas, intense misting fans, super soakers and neck cooling rags. So far, 310 place trees applications have been approved. This brings me to a more difficult area of summer heat. How we offer help one days when the heat is the most intense, such as when we invoke a heat off emergency. We're currently currently in in the the process process of of determining determining how how we we conceive conceive the the open open facilities facilities such such as as libraries libraries and and PC, PC, a a senior senior centers centers during during those those feet feet events. events. We're We're working working with with our our partners, partners, including PC, a unbalancing. This social distancing needs imposed by the pandemic against the health risks a prolonged exposure to heat. Is may include some out of the box options that would not be necessary during normal summer. Because the pandemic is evolving situation. We will be providing specific details when we're closer to a potential heat health emergency. We will, however, make sure that those in need that need to go somewhere have somewhere to go. In the meantime, it is vitally important. Every resident try to develop a he plan for their family members, particularly seniors. Don't wait for the heat wave to figure out what to do make a plan now. I also want to remind folks who struggled financially that options are available. Data from one from Philly counts shows that among people concerned about heat utility costs are significant reason where they're concerned. In response to the Corona virus, the state's low income home energy assistance program or lie, he will be accepting applications for his recovery Crisis program through August 31st. Or until fund's exhausted whichever comes first. In addition, utilities have extended their moratorium on John Ross. Chico is extending and supports policies, which includes the spending, non payment service disconnections, waving new late fees and reconnecting customers who were previously disconnected until further notice. We hope efforts like this will ensure that residents who have the option of air conditioning will make use of that during he waves. Before I turn it over to Dr Farley. I also wanted to note that this morning we announced details regarding its partnership with North Broad Renaissance, or NPR to support local businesses. NPR launched the reopened with care campaign to help businesses on their order or reopen safely on the stay at home, where was lifted. The goal was not only to support businesses but also to restore consumer confidence by letting people know that businesses are falling recommended safety safety procedures procedures procedures to to to to keep keep keep keep keep customer customer customer customer customer safe. safe. safe. safe. safe. 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Thanks very much. Eso case counts from the Corona virus infection continue to rise nationally and in Pennsylvania and hear Philadelphia. Our daily case counts are rising slowly. After falling for months. So you're some numbers Since this time Yesterday, we identified 143 new cases of the virus infection in Philadelphia residence bring us a total of 26,460 beginning of the epidemic. On some of that 143 or past cases, which we identified through a database maps we did yesterday. But if you look at our graphs overall on our website you statement the past week. We're averaging about 110 cases per day. Now we have seen some shifts with this increasing number of cases in the towards younger people in the past two weeks, about 1/3 of the new newly identified cases are under the age of 30. And we continue to get reports of people with infection who traveled before they got affected to the New Jersey shore. Since this time yesterday were identified five additional deaths from the Corona virus infection resident springing US to total 1614 just beginning the epidemic that 830 or 51% are a nursing home residents That's what's happening here. Philadelphia now in other areas were saying very continued very rapid growth of U. S case counts overall, more than 80% higher now than there were 14 days ago, and they're at all time highs in this epidemic. States that are particularly hard hit hard on the state of South and the West. Re opened without enforcing safety precautions like mess. We're also seeing rapid growth of the epidemic in southwest Pennsylvania around Pittsburgh, and every region of Pennsylvania now is showing increases in case counts. I want to just summarize a little bit. What our response is the second way that you talk about previous sessions. First, we're reminding businesses and manages the activities that they are required from four star safety precautions, particularly around distancing. And masks. But no, this is well and this week, Staff and volunteers Health Department are going to stores and distributing that guidance in person as well. Distributing posters, stores can put up to remind people that was intended to follow when their store Next week. We'll be launching a media campaign directed it all filling up your resident's talking about the importance of using masks. We really want to make reinforce that simple message as much as possible. Tied to that the mayor signed an executive order requiring people to wear masks whenever they're indoors and public places or outdoors and can maintain a distance of more than six feet. Mother people Governor, as you probably know now has passed the state wide assigned a state right order, saying something very similar. Damascus is not required until it's required in the state of Pennsylvania. We announced on Tuesday that we're going to put a pause on restarting indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gyms and took the center's because we're particularly concerned about the risks in those settings. We're reminding everybody who can continue to work remotely continue to do so. If you can work remotely that reduces the risk so continue to do so. And we're recommending that people who are medically vulnerable such as people were elderly or medical conditions. Take extra precautions. Basic rules are stay home. And don't let cove it into your house. That means having your other household members stay home as much as possible. And when you're around them where have asked yourself on Have your council members are a mess as well? Now the second way was gotta be disheartening. After so much progress. We made it. It's gotta be frustrating to see case rates rise here as well as run. The rest of it is clear that we will be living with this virus for a long time. But the situation isn't forever. Tourism hope so I thought I talked just a few minutes about a long term goals for this epidemic that is to me vaccine development. Overall progress developing vaccines has been extremely rapid much faster than it would have ever expected. There now. Dozens of research groups that created vaccines that have produced antibodies fund administered to animals and those antibodies appear to protect those animals from the infection. So it really appears to be that it's easy to train immune system to recognize and kill this virus much easier than with other virus is much easier than I would have expected. Put up sign language called a 19 is nasty, but it looks like not very smart. The New York Times has an excellent read page summarizing vaccine development. It was 145 vaccines and development, 19 of which our human trials that this is a given him two humans test out their safety and effectiveness. And more than 1000 people who were vaccinated. Just one try alone there three vaccines that are particularly promising to be supported by the several. What's called the operation Warp, Steve The's vaccines was different technologies different approaches, but they also far quite promising as far as their production of antibodies and immune response in experimental animals. In the forest, along by the Oxford Group in the United Kingdom is not testing this vaccine on more than 10,000 people United Kingdom in Brazil and South Africa. They're aspect, trying to find out how effective vaccine is preventing infection in people or preventing severe disease and people and they're testing the same people vaccine. Once we have a vaccine that has proven to be effective and safe, and these companies are going to produce hundreds of millions of dozens, that's going to take a certain amount of time. Nonetheless, I'm optimistic that we will have at least one and maybe more than one vaccine. We're deploying here in Philadelphia sometime in 2021. I can't say whether it's gonna be early twenties money one or late 2021 sometime next year. I think we're gonna be deploying a vaccine and excited about that. After we do that. It's like we're protected from this virus. We could take off our masks and we can get together. So we may have some tough months ahead, but it will be an end to this epidemic overall. One more information about where we are with the evidence. Now what Our guidance is just Goto website. Www. Phyllida Cove it now before I sign ups, let me to start a little bit about heat A cz Brian never mentioned. I want to just point out more people die from heat, a zoo, a zoo risk and from all other natural disasters combined. More people die from heat waves, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes or floods may not recognize it, but you can be quite dangerous. Not necessary things for everyone, but it's dangerous, particularly for vulnerable people that includes elderly people. People People with with chronic chronic medical medical conditions conditions includes includes people people who who have have psychiatric, psychiatric, developmental developmental disabilities. disabilities. Especially Especially if if they're they're low low income income and and don't don't have have a a lot lot of of resources resources or or things things alone. alone. Fact, it's really but many of the same people who are vulnerable to the risk from Cove it on and there is a risk. Therefore, having those people together, anyone setting them potentially acquiring are spreading the virus amongst themselves. Fortunately, prevention of death from heat is really not that difficult. If the basic idea is pretty simple, I have somebody be in a cooler environment. Have them drink plenty of fluids. So as much as possible. We want to help people who are vulnerable. Stay at home safe. So that's why I would encourage everyone in the city Philadelphia to be prepared to check on your vulnerable relatives checking your vulnerable friends, your neighbors, even that elderly person who this maybe next door down the street he may not know well, but you're concerned about him or her. There is particularly concerning if they live alone. Elderly have commissions where you can help us to help them get air conditioning. Using some of the resource is the prime just mentioned and they can't get air conditioning been simply opening the windows, using fans and great influence to help people, not the temperatures get to dangerous levels. We don't have a heat waves. It's gonna happen right now. But it's not too early for people think about how they're going to do that. When we do have people. It's very likely sometime this summer. We're going to need to do that. Thanks very much. Now I'll turn it over to Armando advice from Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr Tom Farley there considering tomorrow will be 94 degrees in the Sunshine in Philadelphia, Humid 92 today. So some tips to follow in terms of heat. Doctor Farley trying also simultaneously to raise our spirits while keeping us grounded in the science of Corona virus, as he sees the case counts, continuing to rise nationally in Pennsylvania and slowly rising in Philadelphia. Where he says there are 143 new cases of Corona virus Today in Pennsylvania State why there were 832 reported over the last 24 hours. That's the highest number since May 22nd and he says across the country were seeing all time highs in terms of the epidemic in Philadelphia, Seeing shift is seeing the shift in cases toward younger people, and nearly 1/3 of new cases are in people under the age of 30. And doctor. Farley also noted reports of infection related to travel to the Jersey shore, He says it's disheartening and frustrating to see what he calls a second wave of Corona virus and it's clear that we're to be living with this for a long time. However, he says there is hope That he's been surprised by the progress in developing vaccines, the one furthest along being developed by Oxford in England, testing in 10,000 people. To see how safe and effective it is. Doctor. Farley says he's optimistic we'll have at least one vaccine will be able to deploy in Philadelphia sometime next year. Doesn't know if it's going to be early 2021. Or later on in 2021. After that, he says. We could take off our masks and be close with each other once again, again, says says Covert Covert 19 19 is is nasty, nasty, but but it's it's not not very very smart. smart. And And so so these these vaccines vaccines are are promising. promising.
Seattle police clear 'occupied' area, make arrests
"Police in Seattle spent weeks responding to protest with patients. During the height of the George Floyd protests. People took over a small part of the city. They call that the Capitol Hill organized protest or chop. They called for changes in policing and the local police gave them space until the mood soured, and police moved in yesterday, NPR's Martin case reports from Seattle. The chops started when police here made a tactical decision to abandon the local precinct building in the face of huge nightly protests three weeks ago, But early yesterday morning they were back and enforce. Everybody was ordered to leave the streets and park. Those who didn't were arrested, where, by 10 a.m. The remaining protesters have been pushed to a perimeter, closely guarded by police returns, is one of the elder statesman of the shop. A man with a little force and little force came back to him. But we already Bay history. The city came in with more than just cops. They brought in social services for the homeless people who joined the camp as well as heavy machinery to remove the barriers, tents and other debris from the streets and the adjoining park. They say they'll have to keep the area off limits to non residents for 10 days as crews assess damage and clean things up. I was just done by the amount of graffiti, garbage and property destruction. That's the police chief Carmen Best. Weeks ago, she said that abandoning the precinct was not her decision. And now she seems gratified that the police are back. If anybody wants to protest and do so peacefully and exercise their right, we certainly encouraged that. What we can't have that we saw there where people were entrenched where crimes and lawlessness were occurring where people were being assaulted. Rape robbery on as you know, two murders. It was those murders, part of a recent rash of shooting incidents in and around the chopped that seemed to have pushed the city tow Act. The defenders of the chops say they're not to blame for those shootings was all gang violence. Every single shooting was gang related. This is James Madison, or at least that's the name he goes by here. He's well known as having been part of chops, Volunteer security effort, a photo of him holding a semiautomatic rifle of the entrance. The chop was picked up by websites around the world. But yesterday he was ambling around the new perimeter, making small talk with the police and lamenting the difficulty that he and his colleagues had had keeping this neighborhood safe. So towards the end when the shooting started to happen. At that point, we decided we're gonna start pulling out because he saw what we refer to as a power vacuum that power vacuum has also felt by some local business owners. They sued the city last week, accusing it of abandoning them. Residents also felt the strain to hear Has Ebola and his wife have an apartment inside the chop, he says. While he supports the protester's aims, Toward the end, he started to feel as if he was being held hostage. We were watching fights happen almost everyday daily. So like I was jockeying for position and giving orders and authority and somebody's waving a gun and saying I'm in charge of some gestures of with the band says No. I'm in charge and give us a taste of what being a lawless World would look like even some of the most dedicated supporters of the protest here have come around to the idea that the occupation camping out was a mistake. Asia Morgan is a young African American woman from Tacoma. I'm a believer that if we are going to protest, we should keep it moving, be like water. Guerrilla warfare. This isn't this isn't something that you just sit and fight like this is a constant battle, and city officials say they welcome that the police chief repeated her support for lawful protests and a continuing conversation about reimagining police. Well, the mayor said she's already planning to cut tens of millions of dollars from the Police Department budget.
Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge
"Federal health officials hope to begin an intensive testing campaign in southern states to help identify young people who are driving the new surgeon Corona virus. Case's details from NPR's Richard Harris Federal Corona virus Testing's Our Brett Giroir says he's talking with officials in Florida, Louisiana and Texas about mounting a huge increase in testing running a month's worth of tests in just a few days. Populace of testing over a few days. Could help to identify a lot of the under 35 year old asymptomatic. That may be spreading the virus. Your losses. It's really hard to use the standard technique of contact, tracing to identify people who are spreading the disease, but showing no symptoms. The hope is that at least some of these people could be identified through wide scale testing and then isolated to help slow the spread of the Corona virus. Cases of covert 19 continue to accelerate, especially in Southern states.
How two promising lawyers found themselves facing life in prison for alleged Molotov cocktail attack during protests in New York
"Rahman Rahman and and Colin Colin Furred. Furred. Mattis Mattis were were kids kids from from immigrant families who made good both graduates of prestigious law schools. She represented tenants in Housing Court. He was an associate at a corporate firm in Manhattan. Now they face life in prison in one of the government's highest profile cases against protesters. Dina Temple Raston of NPR's investigations team reports. The night of May 29th in Brooklyn was chaos as curfew Jew near police in riot gear began to make arrests. Protesters started throwing water bottles and bricks. The NYPD tried to break up the crowd with pepper spray in swinging batons being excessively aggressive with this crowd here, and it is inappropriate. 70 woman Diana purchased and I'm an elected official, and they just pepper sprayed me for no reason. Rouge Rahmon was there to local journalist stopped her for an interview. Her face was covered with the scarf. She was wearing a black T shirt that read. The struggle continues. This protest is a long time coming. I think that the mayor Should have pulled their his police department back. The way that the mayor and Minneapolis But the part of the interview that ricocheted around the Internet was this. Won't ever stop unless we Take it all down. And that's why the anger is being Express tonight. In this way, prosecutors say in NYPD surveillance camera captured images of Rockman a short time later, she was writing in the passenger seat of a van. Her friend Colin for Mattis was driving. What allegedly happened next defense attorney Shipman says is the basis for the charges against them. It's alleges that a rouge threw a Molotov cocktail into a police car and empty police car. Essentially abandoned police car police car that had been previously vandalized. Two police officers were across the street They gave Chase and Rouge and Colin were arrested. The NYPD video apparently shows it all Rothman and that T shirt. Beige van slowing as it neared the police vehicle. The lighting of a toilet paper fuse the arc of a beer bottle as it crashed under the cruiser's dashboard. The whole episode lasted just seconds. Rahman and Mattis now face seven felonies in federal court. The charges include the use of explosives, arson conspiracy, the use of a destructive device, civil disobedience and the use of a destructive device in the furtherance of a crime of violence. This last charge alone, known as 9 24 C of the criminal code carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in prison. Add that to the other charges against them, and they could face life behind bars. Attorney Paul Shechtman represents a rouge Rockman and he says his client's case has been singled out ever since. It's been taken federally it has been treated with a seriousness. Ah, harshness unlike any I've ever seen. NPR reviewed 47 Molotov cocktail in arson cases filed across the country. That involved the destruction of police property. And this case to which prosecutors added 1/3 person, Rahman Mattis say they don't know is the only instance in which that 30 year mandatory minimum charge appears. Molotov cocktail cases are usually charged his property crimes in state courts. A spokesman for the U. S Attorney's office declined to discuss the case or they're charging decisions. Attorney General William Barr has been saying for weeks that extremists plotted the violence that erupted during the protests. And he said as much to NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview last week when we arrest people in charge them at this stage anyway. We don't charge them for being a member of Antifa. We charge him for throwing a Molotov cocktail or we charge them for possession of a gun or possession of gasoline and things to make bombs with. Those are the kinds of charges that are filed. And while prosecutors haven't offered any evidence that Rothman and Madison, part of an extremist group You wouldn't know it from the way they were charged. Good afternoon. Your Honor, This is David Kessler. I'm in the U. S attorney in the Eastern District of New York. The harshness and the Rothman and Mattis case went beyond the charges. Prosecutors also fought their release on bail even though it was supported by two different judges. 56 former federal prosecutors found the government's position so alarming. They filed an amicus brief with the court. A panel of judges heard arguments last Tuesday and because of the Corona virus, all this happened over the phone. This is how it began. The District court's order releasing the defendant on bond should be reversed. And when I want to focus on here is the core issue the danger to the community government attorney David Kessler. This is not a case about a youthful indiscretion or crimes passion. It's about a calculated Dangerous crime committed by adults who risked the lives of innocent civilian first responders. Their crime is so serious, Kessler argued. It negates any mitigating factors that came before it. To throw that Molotov cocktail, he said, required essentially a fundamental change in mindset about for them. That's really what the core of the cases, Shenkman told the judges. Thie entire evening was an aberration. Here's their exchange. You can't imagine what a soldering event this arrest was. Mr Shipman. I can imagine how these people did what they're shown on video to have done. I find the whole case unimaginable. But having during that happened once I'm I'm wondering why it is so unimaginable that it wouldn't happen again. I think because that night Wass really unique. It was young people not just used to people out to protest police violence who saw more of it. Right one. Khun lose one sense on an evening like this. That argument appears to have convinced two of the three judges that Rockman and Mattis aren't a danger to the community. The judges said in an opinion yesterday that they agreed with the lower court that the pair could be safely released on bail. Rahman and Mattis were allowed to go home last night. In the months ahead, they have more than just the government charges to fight. They also have to battle the suggestion that they're mixed up in what theater knee general is called. A witches brew of extremists. Dina Temple Raston. NPR NEWS New York
DOT Inspector General's Report Says Boeing Misled FAA
"7 37 max finds the company misled regulators about a critical flight control system on the plane. There's David Shaper reports the investigation by the Department of Transportation's inspector general could help bolster efforts to reform the aircraft certification process. Dio TI inspector general found it in the initial stages of developing the 7 37 max Boeing described a new automated flight control system called M cast as a modification that was relatively benign. But over time, Boeing made significant changes. TomKat so would act more forcefully and repeatedly, the investigation finds the company failed to disclose those changes to the FAA. Investigators say the system was flawed and in plane crashes in Indonesia in Ethiopia, it erroneously forced the plains into fatal nosedives. Reggie's report also faults the FAA for poor communication and for handing over too much of the responsibility for certifying the plane to Boeing. Lawmakers say the findings will help them craft legislation to strengthen FAA oversight. David Shaper. NPR
Hong Kong Police Quickly Enforce China’s Security Law as Thousands Protest
"A developing story out of Hong Kong Police. Launching a big crackdown as a new security law imposed by China goes into effect. In there and has the details. US businesses are reassessing their exposure to Hong Kong after China imposes new national security. Law on the city. Thousands of protesters defied a police ban on the July first anniversary of the Hong Kong handover police arrested more than three hundred people Beijing. Critics believe the law is meant to quash dissent. It covers nonviolent as well as violent activities threatens life in prison and suggests tough cases be extradited to mainland. China most surprising. The law applies to anyone anywhere including people who don't live in Hong Kong Chinese officials though say Beijing exercised restraint with this law since it's not retroactive. Separately China ordered four American news organizations. AP NPR UPI. News to submit detailed information about their china-based operations to the government by next Tuesday the latest twist in the US China, dispute.
White House under growing pressure for intel, answers on reported Russian bounties in Afghanistan
"The White House is under pressure to explain its actions following recent media reports that President Trump did nothing about US Intel months ago that Russia appeared to have bounties on the heads of American forces in Afghanistan. Trump maintains he'd only just learned of the Russia Taliban arrangement. Meanwhile, NPR's Michelle Kalman report, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, says the U. S. Has been responding to Russia's threat in that region. Pompeo argues that no one should be surprised that the Russians are in his words engaged in Afghanistan in a way that's adverse to the United States, he says. That's nothing new. The president has been consistently aware. Of the challenges that Russia presents us, and he is aware of the risk in Afghanistan. That's why we have spent so much time over this past year at the president's direction to reduce risk. The Trump administration reached a deal with the Taliban earlier this year to set the stage for a U. S troop withdrawal. The U. S and Russia also issued a joint statement backing that
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.
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"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump continues his campaign swing across the nation in a final push to drum up support for Republicans ahead of next Tuesday's midterms. He scheduled to hold campaign events in Montana, Indiana, and Florida this week NPR's timber Keith reports Trump will rally supporters in Missouri tonight. President Trump has made it his mission to help defeat democratic senators running for re election in states. He won in twenty sixteen including Missouri. He will make one more stop there on Monday. The last in what will be an intense four days of campaigning to rallies a day on Friday Saturday and Sunday and three on Monday. His themes are now familiar hitting hard on. Immigration, bashing the press and Democrats by Trump's own account. He expects GOP Senate candidates will fare well on Tuesday. But when it comes to the house, he says Republicans are just doing okay, he is largely focusing his efforts in these final days and helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates tamra, Keith NPR news, Washington. The suspect charged in the deadly shooting at a Pennsylvania's synagogue has pleaded not guilty on Lee hearing from member station. W ESA reports Robert Bowers appeared in federal court today, this was Robert Bowers second court date since the Saturday attack that left eleven dead and six injured. He wore a red jumpsuit and was represented by two public defenders during the ten minute hearing. Prosecutors read the forty four charges against him and told him he could face the death penalty. The suspect did not make contact with the attorneys, but appear to listen intently, a grand jury charged him Wednesday with fatally preventing the free exercise of religion and commit. Firearms. Offenses the government said in a complaint filed the night of the shooting that the accused gunman made antisemitic statements during the attack the case is set to go to jury trial for NPR news. I'm only herring in Pittsburgh. Open. Enrollment begins today for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act NPR's. Alison kodjak reports the program is stable this year, despite the Trump administration's efforts to weaken it the Trump administration lower reduce the enrollment period about six weeks from last year, and those are the states that are on the federal marketplace, some states have their own marketplaces and those have longer enrollment periods. But most analysts say they're expect to see a similar level of enrollment in states where there's longer periods and more marketing, like California or New York, they're likely to see maybe an uptick NPR's. Alison kodjak reporting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends on December fifteenth at last check on. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up two hundred sixty four points. The NASDAQ composite up one twenty eight the S and P five hundred up twenty eight. This is NPR news. A new report from the US department of agriculture finds that people who read calorie labels on restaurant menus and fast food, menu boards and up consuming, less NPR's, Alison Aubrey reports. The new study finds that people who consult calorie counts on fast food menu boards consume about one hundred and eighty fewer calories over the course of the day compared to those who don't see or pay attention to the calories at a time when more than one in three Americans eat fast food on a given day. The new study suggests mandatory calorie posts can make a difference. Not everyone notices the calorie counts. But the study finds forty four percent of those who do report using the nutrition information to help decide what to order Allison. Aubrey NPR news Washington. A wide band of storms is moving through parts of the south. The storm prediction center's forecast operations. Chief Bill bunting says the system has spawned several tornadoes. Reports of tornadoes large hail damaging thunderstorm wins. And unfortunately, looking at the data coming in with head over one hundred thirty reports of damaging winds and eight tornadoes so far across portions of Louisiana and Mississippi at least two fatalities have been attributed to the storms. One death reported in Texas and another in Mississippi, the severe weather is expected to move east. Forecasters say the main threat will be heavy rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, especially near the Gulf Coast, I'm Windsor Johnston. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder, secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is just wrapped up remarks to reporters and Singapore as US and North Korean officials. Finalize preparations for the first-ever summit between President Trump and Kim Jong own NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Singapore with Trump and Kim scheduled to meet tomorrow morning. Both leaders arrived here on Sunday in both met with the host country. Singapore's prime minister leash Ian lung on Monday US ambassador to the Philippines soon, Kim with North Korean officials to hash out details of the talks. Kim Jong UN has said he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons, but he's insisting on security guarantees from the US in exchange came as already held two meetings with South Korean president moon Jae in as well as to with China's leaders Xi Jinping details of Tuesday's summit scheduler, vague. There have been suggestions that the summit could continue for a second day if necessary. Anthony, Kuhn NPR news, Singapore, top democrat on the Senate. Foreign relations committee at Markey of Massachusetts says for the summit to succeed President Trump and Kim Jong own most agreed to the meaning of denuclearization. On our side, we believe it means a removal of all nuclear weapons and delivery capacity on the Korean peninsula. Kim does not actually agree with that. President Trump says, he thinks things can work out very nicely with North Korea. He spoke to reporters during a working lunch with Singapore's prime minister also praised US embassy staff during a meeting greed at his attell following his arrival in Singapore, President Trump took some more swipes at Canada following the g. seven summit that wrapped up over the weekend posted a series of tweets that included criticism of NATO allies and the European Union on the flight to Singapore Trump pulled out of the joint communique. After Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised to fight the Trump administration's tariffs on aluminum and steel Italy's new populist government taking a hard line against migrant arrivals by closing the country's ports to appr-. Private rescue ship after Malta refused to ship permission to dock vampire Sylvia, jolly reports move stranded more than six hundred. Migrants, see a group SOS many as as rescue ship. Aquarius is carrying six hundred twenty nine migrants and is running short of food and water. Prime minister Giuseppe Konta said he asked Malta to assist those in difficulty, but was rebuffed. He said that confirms Malta's in Europe's unwillingness to intervene in an emergency, but till Salvini interior minister leader of the anti-immigrant party. The league posted under the hashtag ports closed Italy to says no to human trafficking. It's the only way he said to make ourselves heard in Brussels. Many commentators attributed the populist election success to the European Union's failure to assist Italy in handling the migrant crisis. So people Jolie NPR news Rome's been a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital officials say, it doesn't people are dead more than thirty wounded. This is NPR news. A big wildfire in south western Colorado was burning largely unchecked officials, say what's being called the four sixteen fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and officials have ordered a fresh round of evacuations of fires, burning north of Durango. Authorities ordered the residents of an additional six hundred seventy five homes to evacuate bringing the total to more than two thousand. The nation's largest actors union and four television networks have agreed to limit auditions that are held in hotel rooms and homes. NPR Shannon, Benzon reports a move is aimed at eliminating the so-called casting couch sack. After represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors the union along with ABC CBS NBC and FOX say they went to eliminate the potential for predators to exploit performers behind closed doors. The new guideline comes in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by more than eighty. Women against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, which led to a wave of similar allegations against famous. This men and politics, the media and entertainment. Earlier this month, Weinstein pled not guilty to criminal charges of rape and sexual assaults. Shannon van Sant NPR news Washington ago after the union that represents many employees at NPR last night's Tony awards band's visit won for best new musical. The show is based on a two thousand seven is Rayleigh film about a group of musicians from any gypsum police orchestra, stranded in a small as Rayleigh town. It also won Tonys for actor, Tony, shalhoub, and Katrina Lenk all the band's visit one, ten Tony awards. Harry Potter and the curse child one six on Joyal Snyder, NPR news.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's ilise hugh reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bomb six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh summit north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt its security with guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute least hugh npr news soul a business partner of president trump's longtime personal lawyer michael cohen has pleaded guilty to tax fraud npr's ryan lucas says the deal could have implications for cohen's own legal troubles you gimme a friedman pleaded guilty in albany county court to tax fraud related to his taxicab business and has agreed to pay five million in restitution and judgments the new york times says friedman also agreed to cooperate with state and federal authorities and investigations friedman's lawyer told npr he wouldn't describe the substance or scope of the guilty plea friedman's potential cooperation could ratchet up the pressure on cohen who is under investigation by federal authorities in new york for his business dealings including his taxi medallions some of which were reportedly run by friedman cone is due in federal court in manhattan next week ryan lucas npr news washington the southwestern baptist theological seminary has removed its wellknown president page patterson after some recorded controversial remarks of his surfaced patterson is told women to stay with phys.
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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.
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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.
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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from FOX searchlight presenting. I love dogs from filmmaker. Wes Anderson voice talents includes Bill Murray, Greta, gerwig, Jeff, Goldblum, and Scarlett Johansson. Now playing in select theaters. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora raum Moscow is expected to announce more expulsions of diplomats from Russia today, more than two dozen countries are expelling Russian diplomats to show anger over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil earlier this month, Russia previously announced as expelling sixty American diplomats as well as an unspecified number of envoys NPR's Lucian, Kim is in Moscow. He says that announcement was not unexpected. The move really wasn't a big surprise. The Kremlin in advance at Ardy telegraphed that it would respond in a reciprocal fashion. But what's a of some concern is that they're starting to run out of diplomatic targets on both sides NPR's, Lucian, Kim in Moscow the Environmental Protection Agency may decide as soon as this weekend, whether to scrap the current target standards on auto emissions, put in place by the Obama administration. The current rules call for doubling the average fleet wide fuel efficiency to about fifty miles per gallon by twenty twenty five Americans continue to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they put in the atmosphere, but NPR's Christopher. Joyce reports that trend is slowing carbon dioxide is the main source of emissions that cause global warming. Most CO two comes from Power companies as well as from vehicles and planes for over a decade. These emissions have been declining a little over one percent a year in two thousand seventeen. However, the decline was smaller well, less than one percent. The fact that emissions are declining at all is largely due to natural gas solar and wind energy, replacing coal fired Power generation according to the rhodium group and energy. Think tank. One reason for the slowdown is that people are driving and flying more miles. Now none. The less energy analysts expected emissions will continue to decline even if at a slower rate Christopher, Joyce NPR. News Turkish security forces say an attack killed six village guards and injured seven others in the country's southeast, they blame a Kurdish separatist group. The PK K NPR's limit all Aaron reports. The PK has been fighting the Turkish government on and off since nineteen forty eight. So it's been listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the US and the EU turkeys also been fighting a Kurdish militia group in Syria called the white PG. Uncool says that Syrian based group is actually an extension of the PK K so it must expel it from its border region. Meanwhile, Francis president Macron is trying to position himself as a mediator in the conflict. He met with some Syrian Kurds including members of the white PG this week, and he reached out to Turkey for possible reconciliation talks, but turkeys rejected France's, offer lemon LA NPR news. Beirut, the Pentagon says there was a roadside bombing in Syria. Last night to members of the coalition were killed five. Others were wounded. This is NPR news. News. The governor of Hawaii is expected to sign into law. Today I'm Bill to legalize physician assisted suicide. The measure was approved by the state house and the Senate by wide margins. It would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal drug to adults who have been given no more than six months to live patients must administer the dose themselves. A thirty six year old accountant was the unlikely hero of a National Hockey League game in Chicago. Last night NPR's John Stemp and says, the man was taken it from a recreational game up the street and forced into playing when the Blackhawks regular goalies went down with injuries. Scott foster played some hockey and college over ten years ago. And then the Blackhawks asked him to play the final fourteen minutes of last night's game. The initial shock happened. What happened here? S? I think he just kind of like out to that in what a game. He played fosters, shut down. One of the hottest teams in hockey the Winnipeg Jets, stopping all seven, seven shots in a six, two to win. Although Foster's coach wasn't expecting much Jovem loaded laughing as you're getting on the ice. I think I would too. Nor where his teammates. I don't think I heard anything other than put your helmet on. And now I'm standing here foster returns to his day job this morning Johnston, NPR news and the NC double A women's basketball championship. It's down to the final four tonight. 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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI What is your but that's the question REI coop is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips RE I can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Shea Stevens. The White House says President Trump intends to impose, stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. By the end of the week, NPR Scott Horsely says, the order could include an exemption for certain countries, including Canada, adding exceptions for you as allies, such as Canada could reduce the impact of the tariff water, and also the potential for a retaliatory trade war Republicans have been urging the White House to take a more surgical approach and include exceptions for America's allies, China, which President Trump accuses him undermining US industries through cheap exports says, it will make a necessary response to any US trade war. Chances of a meeting between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart will depend on how the two leaders handle issues of mutual interest. That's the message after a day-long meeting between Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared, Kushner and Mexican affair. Scholes NPR's carry com reports Thursday spent Wednesday in Mexico City meeting with the foreign minister and President. Enrique Pe a Nieto Mexico's Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that Kushner delivered a message from Trump about the importance of advancing joint initiatives and that a meeting between the two presidents depends on how much progress they make on issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, migration and security. A possible meeting between Trump and pending. The EPA was scuttled after a recent telephone conversation soured between the two over Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for US border wall Wednesday. The White House said, Mexico might be exempt from new tariffs Trump is putting on steel and aluminum imports carry con NPR News, Mexico City. It is unclear whether Florida's governor will sign a gun safety Bill That's heading to his desk as emperors Grigg Alan reports the measure calls for three-day waiting period and bruising the minimum age for gun sales and arming certain School employees. Lawmakers are the bill is intended to make sure there are no more school shootings like the one in parkland in which seventeen people died. It bans bumped stocks allows officers to seize the guns of people deemed a threat to themselves or others. It also includes four hundred million dollars to hire more school resource officers, improve mental health counseling and upgrade school security representative. Jared Moskowitz from Parkland says, the bill is just a start. It's not enough when major corporations around this country are ahead of us. We are behind despite calls from the school student activist lawmakers rejected several amendments to banned weapons like the AR fifteen style gun used in parkland Greg, Alan NPR News Tallahassee for the second time in less than a week. A storm is blanketing the East Coast as much as the foot of snow could fall from the Philadelphia area through most of New England before the system moves offshore and Thursday, the Nor'easter as knocked out electricity to some areas still awaiting repairs from last week storm. This is NPR News. The White House says President Trump has already won an arbitration case against an adult film actress claiming she's Trump's former mistress, Stephanie Clifford known professionally. A stormy Daniels is suing to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement saying she wants to set the record straight. Her lawsuit also mentions Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen who says he paid Clifford one hundred and thirty thousand dollars of his own money as part of the agreement. If you suddenly hear someone laughing at you and there's no one else in the room, It could be Amazon's Alexa. The smart speaker has been spontaneously laughing when the device as not in use as NPR's lower side Elber poured some users are not amused. Social media was buzzing with strange stories. One person tweeted that he was on the verge of falling asleep. Then then he heard Baja. He tweeted out, there is a good chance. I get murdered tonight. Alexa also got a little rebellious. A user on Reddit complained that they told Alexa to turn out the lights three times They kept coming back on. Then Alexa stopped responding altogether and let out. The user wrote, I still get the chills. Amazon says it found a fix for the problem. Alexa has been mishearing words as Alexa laugh. The company says, now you have to say, Alexa, Can you laugh? She sure can. Laura sigh ideal NPR News tourist visits to the United States have dropped for the fifth month in a row. The US Commerce Department says international arrivals were down five percent in February as compared to the same month in two thousand sixteen I'm She Stevens NPR News in Washington.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.