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Fresh update on "npr" discussed on BBC World Service
"So to you, but your father and I want the stage. I can't talk about my father. I'm just tired of just constantly crying. One of the million Now Amnesty International is stopping work in India following a serious of raids and what they say is harassment of its staff. We were hearing from amnesty in India. Also heavy fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues. We'll hear about fears that the clutches there could lead to a wider conflict on the leading Pakistani novelist says it's time for a country to put climate change at the heart of its national debate. No other stuff. On DH talking about Liverpool's win with Matthew Kenyan business deals with Andrew Wood on all business desk in Hong Kong all to come here on news day. Stay tuned. Fly from NPR News. I'm Shea Stevens. The Corona virus pandemic is now killed more than one million people around the world. NPR's Giles Snyder has Mohr on the grim milestone reached on Monday. According to Johns Hopkins University for countries account for about half the death Brazil, India, Mexico and the United States, which topped 200,000 deaths. Just last week. The U. S leads the world in both deaths and infections more than seven million. Despite its wealth and medical resource is many public health experts believe the actual worldwide toll is much higher. NPR's GILE Snyder reporting the Trump administration has announced plans to begin shipping 150 million Rapid Corona virus test made by Abbott lads to states as soon as next week. But many experts say those tests are not as accurate and are harder to track than older ones. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization's as 120 million locals, Corona virus tests will soon be made available to low and middle income countries around the world. As NPR's Marie Godoy reports, the W. H O says those tests can deliver results in 15 to 30 minutes. The tests are the result of the ACT accelerator a global initiative to develop secure and distribute drugs and vaccines to fight covet 19. Says the tests will cost $5 or less each. Unlike the more commonly used PCR test for the virus. Rapid Auntie gin test do not require a laboratory to process them and they can deliver results back within minutes, not days. The says the rapid diagnostic tests will help expand testing for the Corona virus in remote areas because the test don't require sophisticated equipment or training. Marie Godoy NPR NEWS Congressional Democrats are accusing President Trump of Gaming the tax system. NPR. Scott Horsefly has Mohr on the response to a New York Times report. The Trump paid little or no federal income taxes for much of the past two decades. The New York Times says trump pages $750 in income taxes in 2016 and again in 2017 and no income tax at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. That's despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars for his role on the Apprentice Television show, which depicted Trump has a successful business tycoon and related endorsements. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told MSNBC, Trump is ducking responsibility to help fund the federal government, including national defense. It's a disdain for America's working families. It's it's not right. Trump has dismissed the Times report as fake news but still refuses to make his tax returns public as previous presidents have done. Scott Horsley NPR NEWS Washington Another federal judge, this time in Philadelphia is demanding that the Postal Service stop It's cutbacks. U. S. District Judge Gerald McHugh Jr says six states and the District of Columbia have presented compelling evidence that that's underway. This is NPR news. A former finance manager at Amazon is facing charges of insider trading. Federal regulators alleged that she and two family members trading on information ahead of Amazons earnings reports. Details from NPR's Alina Cell Yuk. The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former senior manager in Amazon's tax department with insider trading, using her early access to the company's earnings reports between 2016 and 2018. The agency alleges Lock shop. Bora used confidential financial information to tip off her husband, who in turn, is accused of trading on it. Along with his father, the alleges the family traded unlawfully on 11 separate accounts for a profit of about $1.4 million, which they have agreed to pay back in addition to over a million dollars in interest and penalties. I know that Amazon is among NPR sponsors. It did not comment on the case, and lawyers for the Bora family did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Alina CELL Yuk NPR news A bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of a crime or accident. Legislation was prompted by reports that Deputy shared graphic photos of Kobe Bryant and eight others killed in a helicopter crash last January. Tampa Bay has one game six of the natural playoffs to win the Stanley Cup. The Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2 to 0 in Game six. Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman has won the Conn Smythe Trophy. For most valuable player. I'm Shae Stevens..
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to US supreme court
"President. Trump says he believes the Senate will move quickly to confirm Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to the U. S. Supreme Court. Over the weekend. The president formally nominated bearer to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as NPR's Claudia Chrysalis reports. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says confirmation hearings will begin October 12 Following that we'll have two days of questioning and then we'll report out this nomination out of committee about 10. Days later on October 22nd. Graham said Barrett would get a quote full fair hearing in that time and then to be up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on the floor of the full Senate. The Supreme Court vacancy is expected to come up tomorrow night when Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off in their first presidential debate in Ohio.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on BBC World Service
"From NPR news. I'm Shea Stevens. Just nine months after the first reported death from Cove, it 19. The disease has now claimed the lives of at least one million people worldwide as NPR's neorealism and reports. Most of those deaths have occurred in just four countries. The largest number of global covert 19 fatalities are in the United States, where the death toll has already topped 200,000. Next in line are Brazil, India and Mexico, and all four of these countries are still struggling. They also rank highest when it comes to daily new deaths over the past week. Meanwhile, several countries such a Spain in France that had more success curbing large early outbreaks are now seeing troubling resurgence is also in trouble is Argentina, where the daily new death toll is now fifth highest in the world. By contrast, China where the pandemic started, has kept its case load under control for months and is still reporting a total of less than 5000 deaths. Nurit Eisenman NPR news U. S final Speaker Nancy Pelosi says The New York Times report claiming President Trump those hundreds of millions of dollars in debt is a matter of national security. Pelosi telling MSNBC that Trump needs to show the paperwork if the information is false, the president paid $750 in federal taxes, and he paid over 300. $1000 in taxes to other government. Other countries that we know of it, maybe more so again. Let's come back to what we taken oath to protect and defend. This.
The CDC Doesn't Know Enough About Coronavirus In Tribal Nations
"In August more than five months into the pandemic Jordan. Bennett. was about to see some data she'd waiting for for a long time. Yeah. No a truly I was really excited because there hasn't been any data on American Indians or Alaska natives since the start of the pandemic from the CDC that's right. Until last month while universities had released a good bit of data about Covid and its effect on some. Native, American and Alaskan natives. The CDC really hadn't Jordan would know she's a reporter and editor with the Public Media News organization Indian country today she's also a citizen of the Navajo nation and she's been covering the pandemic since the beginning as well as a twenty twenty census and all of Indian, country no big deal just all of Indian country Yeah. The whole. That data that she'd been waiting to? was released by the government as part of a weekly CDC report in mid August the title of the top red. COVID nineteen among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons in twenty three states and when i read it, it was Kinda already something that I knew and a lot of native public health experts already knew and what I was really looking for is you know what is new that they gave to us the report said because of existing inequities, native Americans and Alaskan natives are three point five times more likely to get the corona virus than white people but anyone who'd been looking at tribal nations as closely as Jordan had could have told you that they were. Being hit especially hard for example, at one point earlier this year, the Navajo nation, which spans parts of Arizona New Mexico and Utah The nation's now reporting nearly four thousand in nineteen cases in a population of one hundred, seventy, five thousand had an infection rate greater the New York State. Eight PM curfews on weekdays and on weekends a fifty seven hour lockdown, not even the gas stations are open. That was just one tribal nation that got a lot of attention. Many others had infection rates that were also higher than the hard hit states in the northeast like the Colorado River Indian tribes in Arizona and California the Yakima in Washington state or the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona. And data from the states where many of those reservations are located weren't included in the CDC report, which gets it a larger problem. If there's data had you know where the impact is, how do you know where you could send testing to where there's a lack testing? You have to have that data in order to create policies into also figured out how to distribute vaccines. This episode was the CDC does and doesn't know about Covid in native American and Alaskan. Native tribal nations and how Jordan is working to get more data to the people who need it most I mattie Safai and you're listening to shortwave from NPR. This report from the CDC which linked to in our episode notes does say two important things. The fact that native Americans and Alaskan natives are more likely to get the virus. That's one. The second thing is that compared to white people young folks in those communities people under eighteen tested positive at higher rates. When it comes to these findings, the CDC did make one thing clear. Here's one of the researchers on the study, Sarah Hatcher it really important that the. This disproportionate impact. Likely driven by versus stinks social and economic inequity not because of some biological or genetic. Persisting social and economic inequities we're talking about access to healthy food housing income levels, stuff like that. Here's Jordan again the and other just like public health infrastructure or in like the lack of investment in the public health infrastructures in native communities and you have over credit households, anders a number of inequities that this pandemic is bringing out. More on that in a bit. But first Jordan says that the CDC report is notable for what it does not include this report did leave out tons of cases right now it only looked at twenty three states and it didn't include Arizona. Is One of the hot spots in Indian country. And they account for at least a third of all the cove nineteen cases according to the report. They also left out states like Oklahoma Washington. California Colorado thousands and thousands of cases. And researchers from the CDC were up front about leaving all that data out. Here's Sara Hatcher. Again, our announcement is really not generalize beyond those twenty three state overall. And we're not really able to speculate whether we expect the overall rate to be higher or lower we. The reason some states got left out was because the they recorded about race and ethnicity including that for native, American, and Alaskan Native Cova Cases was incomplete and that was really at least surprising to me because. I like how can you not capture this data right here you have Arizona where you know again, the Salt River Pima, Maricopa Indian community Healer River, ending community, White Mountain Apache their cases are thousands You had the tone, nation and Navajo Nation and the possibly Yawkey tribe. There's just thousands of cases in this one St. So many gaps like in this data as well. I think just points to how the CDC doesn't really know tribal communities and know that Indian health system and how it's built instead up. So, let's talk about that. Now. It's much more complicated than this. But basically, when tribal nation signed treaties giving up their land, the federal government promised to provide them with healthcare and set up the Indian Health Service, a government funded network of hospitals and clinics. To deliver adequate healthcare to tribal nations but that's not what's happening right now and what the pandemic is very much highlighting. For years the IHS has been way underfunded per person the federal government spends about half the amount of money on the IHS. Medicaid. And that's part of the reason a lot of tribes over time have step to establish their own privately run tribal health clinics. So throw history. They all IHS. But then tribes wanted to you know take hold and own and operate their own healthcare. So that's how these tribal health clinics came about. At this point, the large majority of healthcare facilities are operated by tribes about eighty percent in those facilities are encouraged but not required to share data that they collect on the virus but Jordan says, that's something a lot of them do not want to do not with the federal government or even with reporters like her even now as a Navajo WOM-. In as a Navajo reporter, it's also difficult for me to try to get the data. Because then I understand that like I grew up around my background is in health and so I I know you know it's because of settler colonialism but also research to a lot of times and medical research you have researchers going in parachuting in parachuting out and they don't give back that data it at least from everything that I've seen the past several months trust is like the main factor in this That's one thing trust. There's also the reality that doctors can get race or ethnicity wrong in California where it's pretty prevalent from what sources tell me some doctors will just check a box on native people because of their surname, their surnames, more likely to be coming from like a Hispanic or line next or origin like Dominguez or Garcia or you know today's assumed there Um Latin x but they're not, and if those people wind up dying that seem incorrect data can wind up on their death certificate right? You don't know what's going on or the pact of the pandemic if you don't have that data if you don't know what the person died from. How are you going to prevent it and prevent more from dying from it? These factors lack of trust underfunded public health infrastructure, racial classification all add up to a picture of the pandemic that isn't complete. For example, there's an alarming lack of covid hospitalizations data for native American or Alaskan native folks stuff like if somebody was admitted to the hospital, the ICU or even died compared to white people, CDC only has about a third of that information for Alaskan natives and native Americans and I think that's just again it just goes back to how well you know the state health department or even like the CDC or the public health experts they're not these tribal communities
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on New Sounds
"Y c. 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR news in the New York conversation. Reminder. I mentioned a moment ago, John Luther Adams and I will be doing a conversation. Normally, these things would be done live at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. But of course this year everything was moved online. So Wednesday evening, 7 P.m. John and I will be talking about his new memoir called Silence is so deep And about What we're talking about tonight. Music and the environment.
100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests
"In Belarus. Hundreds of protestors have been arrested in another weekend of demonstrations, calling on President Alexander Lukashenko to step down NPR's Lucy in Kim reports thousands of protesters filled the capital Minsk. Saying they were having a people's inauguration for opposition leader said Lana Oska, who was forced into exile by the Belarussian regime. Protests have rattled Belarus ever since Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide in a disputed election last month. On Wednesday he held a secret inauguration ceremony to take his six term in office, the European Union and the US do not consider Lukashenko to be Belarus is legitimate leader. French president Emmanuel Macron said in a newspaper interview that Belarus was in a crisis of authoritarian power hanging on by force and that Lukashenko must step down.
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Q
"Track of her brand new album. Before that, I was speaking with me, old buddy Diana Krall about the making of that album, which is out everywhere Now I'm Tom Power. In a bit. President Trump has attacked his opponent's political record. Joe Biden has been on the wrong side of history for 47 years, Biden says four more years of Trump would mean chaos. You are not safe in Donald Trump's America. I'm Audie Cornish join NPR Tuesday night for special life coverage of the first presidential debate from NPR news. Part of WN Y. C's 2020 election coverage starting at nine on 93.9 FM and AM 20 W.
Pompeo meets with Greek foreign minister
"Woman Secretary of State Mike Pompeii always said to swing through Southern Europe this week. Joanna Kisses has more. Pompeo is expected to travel to the northern city of Thessaloniki on Monday into the NATO base at Suda Bay on the island of Crete. On Tuesday. He will also meet with the Greek prime minister Kitty across Mitsotakis and with Foreign Minister Nikos then B s. Pompeo's visit comes at a time when Greece and fellow NATO ally Turkey have revived a years long dispute over maritime borders in the Aegean Sea. The dispute has become increasingly nationalistic, with both countries upping their military presence in the Aegean. The leaders of NATO and the European Union have spent weeks trying to negotiate a diplomatic solution for NPR news. I'm Joanna
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on 1A
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Swiss voters appear to reject limiting jobs for EU citizens
"Voters in Switzerland have vetoed a proposal. Toe end freedom of movement within the European Union. Joanna Cock ICIS reports, a right wing Nationalist party promoted the referendum to limit immigration. The Swiss Public Broadcasting Network reports that more than 60% of voters rejected the proposal to scrap the free movement agreement. Switzerland is not an EU member state and relies on this agreement for trade, transportation and education partnerships within Europe. The anti immigrant. Swiss People's Party, the largest in parliament, pushed for the referendum. The party's leaders used the same slogans as pro Brexit politicians, claiming most migrants are dangerous and likely to go on welfare. As well as take jobs. But opponents argue that striking down the agreement would hurt the economy and strips with citizens of their freedom to live and work in other parts of Europe. For NPR news, I'm Joanna Cock icis.
S. Korea returns Korean War remains of 117 Chinese soldiers
"Handed off the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the Korean War. The seventh annual repatriation ceremony was delayed by the pandemic. Since the first event six years ago. The remains of more than a 700 Chinese soldiers have been returned. Amy held. NPR NEWS Washington
TikTok Awaits Judge's Ruling on Whether U.S. Can Ban Downloads
"Federal judge in Washington, decides today whether President? Trump's ban of Chinese owned APP TIKTOK can begin at midnight NPR's Bobby. Allen. Reports. Justice Department lawyers will today ask a federal judge to allow hugely popular APP Tiktok to be greatly restricted in the US trump officials want to prevent people in the US from downloading tiktok for updates to the APP to stop and for contracts with American servers to be terminated the white. House says China's Gary Government can use TIKTOK to spy on Americans but. TIKTOK, says that theory isn't supported by evidence experts say a Chinese intrusion is possible in theory but Tiktok has done a lot to protect Americans information. A deal to save tiktok appears to be stalled tick Tock says even a short term ban? Could result in ninety percent of its users quitting Bobby Allen NPR news. San
New York Logs More Than 1,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases
"York is reporting more than one thousand new cases of Corona virus the biggest single day jump in the state since early June and California's health. Secretary Says Corona Virus Cases M hospitalizations in that state are ticking up after a sustained period of declines Dr Mark. Galli says, the trend appears to be largely connected to the Labor Day Holiday
Trump To Select Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee
"This edition from NPR News. I'm Scott's time and we are expecting President Trump to announce Amy Cockney Barrett as his nominated. He was Supreme Court this afternoon. Judge Barrett sits on the seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ah, in in Chicago, although she's in Indiana and served his clerk to just Saturnian, Scalia. She, of course, would fill the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose life and career were honored at the court in the capital this week, and you will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. Let's now welcome Michael McConnell of Stanford University law professor and former federal appeals court judge. Thanks very much for being with us, sir. It's a pleasure. I gather, you know, Amy Cockney Barrett. What's your estimation on her apparent nomination? What kind of justice you might be? Well, I do. Ah. She was a professor at Notre Dame Law School for about 15 years and then Now that capacity I knew her fairly well, she is. We're not personal friends, but I'm in admirers of both her academic work and her performance on the On the seventh circuit. Uh, she's I think a completely unsurprising nominee. Even her opponents recognized that she's extremely qualified, highly and intelligent, hardworking. What are personal Friends knows what in it. Fantastically warm, kind, considerate human being she is and she's I think she'll be an inspiration, especially toe working mothers like like my two daughters, because, and it's just seven Children, including Two adopted Children from Haiti. One right in the wake of the terrible earthquake and on almost everybody who knows of Amy has a story about just how and how she She is so kind and does just considerate things in ways that no one whatever I know about not publicly, but just on a cz, a wonderful warm human being. Let me ask you about some of the public stuff, though, because you're a former U. S appeals court judge and, um I wonder if you've taken note of any particular rulings that she's had the chance to make in her time on the bench. And not quite three years as an appellate judge. He's written 100 opinions, which Dad and itself is pretty impressive. That's Andi. They are. You know, I've not read all of them, but I've read quite a few of them and they're consistently Love of a kind of restrained, very lawyerly of fashion sheep. She clerked for Justice Scalia, who was a brilliant writer, she doesn't write like Scalia. I'm You know, for better or worse. Her opinions are not very rhetorical. There. Ah, rigorous. They are much more low key. Er than that on DH. You know her, and they're just they're consistently conservative, but mainstream conservative. I don't think There's not an extremist bone in her body does does she have opinions? That might surprise some of her supporters every now and then? Ah, every now and then. Ah! Of course, no one really knows where any judge is going to come out on every and maybe we should remind ourselves calling someone a conservative jurist doesn't mean they will always vote a certain way, right? That's right. And the modern legal conservative movement is little different from conservative politics because the conservative legal movement is really mostly about having a more restrained Roll for judges that they ought to read the Constitution modestly with humility, not reading their own preferences into it, And that generally means leaving legislatures and the Congress to make most Democratic choices rather than having the court be like a super Legislature. Stanford law Professor Michael McConnell. Thanks so much for being with us, sir. Thank you.
UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus
"Pandemic is a test of international cooperation. One, the U. N secretary general says the world is failing is NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports that failure Was on display at the ongoing General Assembly. The secretary general is trying to use this virtual General Assembly to get countries to work together to fight the pandemic and many other global challenges. But one Security Council debate showed just how hard this will be. You know shame on each of you. I am astonish, and I'm disgusted. That's the U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft accusing her colleagues, though not naming, which ones of playing politics with covert 19 members of the council who took this opportunity to focus on political grudges rather than the critical issue at hand. My goodness Craft defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the World Health Organization and said China should be held to account for quote, unleashing this plague onto the world. China's Ambassador John Joon, says the US is just trying to blame others for its own failings. The United the States has been spread in political virus on this information. And for 18 confrontation on division. Up to that point, it had been a rather dry Security Council meeting about global governance in the wake of covert 19. There was a lot of talk about multilateralism and a few veiled swipes at the Trump Administration's America first approach, Kraft said. The U. S has given you n agencies $900 million to counter the pandemic and compared that to others on the Security Council. NYU's year 4.6 million South Africa 8.4 million Indonesia five million. The US does give more to the U. N than other, says Richard Gallon of the International Crisis Group. But this is not just about money. Foreign diplomats had grown accustomed to trump attacking. Yuen arrangements like the Paris climate deal on mechanisms like the Human Rights Council. But they were genuinely shocked the Washington would walk away from the W. H O during a global pandemic. Speaking via Skype, he said diplomats are worried about what he calls a nasty fight between the US and China as Beijing tries to increase its influence in the world body on a day to day basis, Chinese diplomats in New York are often Very assertive, increasingly hard line and sometimes bullying colleagues from smaller countries. The reality is that for most members of the U. N, neither the US nor China Is offering an attractive vision of the future of multilateralism and the world needs multilateral solutions on a range of issues beyond the pandemic, says Latisha Courtois, who represents the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's raising the alarms about the forgotten conflicts from Yemen to this, the hell region of Africa has a triple threat of climate conflict and called it mansions. And for that they need to be a collective approach. The U. N Secretary General Antonio Guterres made the same appeal all week, reminding diplomats that the World Sol a previous period of fragmentation a century ago. The result was the first World War. Followed by the seconds. Over. 19 is casting a dark shadow across the world. And he called the band eh Mika warning that must spur US toe action. Michelle Kelemen. NPR news, the State Department
President Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
"Trump says he's made up his mind on who will nominate to replace Justice Ruth. Bader GINSBURG on the supreme court NPR's Michelle. Ross reports that announcement is expected Saturday president trump says, he did not meet with federal judge Barbara Lagola during his trip to Florida this week logo a Miami native has been one of the top candidates for the position a source of knowledge of the process told him PR that Republicans expect trump to pick his other top choice judge amy. Coney Barrett trump would not confirm that. Could be anyone. Could be actually anyone on the list. Announcing. Trump has been pressing for the Senate to move quickly ahead with considering his nominee he wants a vote before the November election
'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says
"There were protests in cities across the country last night and more are likely this weekend after what happened in Kentucky on Wednesday. That's when the State Attorney General announced. There would be no charges against any officers for the shooting death of Briana. During a botched narcotics rate Taylor was twenty six years old the only charges brought against one officer who shots went into another apartment. I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system in the police in the law that are not may to protect US black and Brown people. But when I speak on it, I'm considered an angry black woman. But no this I am angry. Taylor's aunt. Bianca Austin read a statement today in Louisville on behalf of her sister. Taylor's mother to Meka Palmer angry because our children are dying at the hands of police officers and I'm angry because this nation is learning that are black women dying at the hands of police officers and this is not okay.
Coronavirus: Two million deaths 'very likely' even with vaccine, WHO warns
"A grim milestone nearly a million deaths from the Corona virus, But the World Health Organization is warning governments not to bet on a vaccine alone and the pandemic. Here's NPR's Margot Door. W Ater notes that even once an effective vaccine is available, it will be many months before it is widely distributed around the globe. In the meantime, the W. H O is urging countries to recommit to using proven strategies to stem transmission of the virus. That includes widespread testing, contact, tracing, mask wearing and physical distancing. Dr. Michael Ryan is head of the emergencies program, he says, unless the world continues to use these tools against the pandemic. The death toll could reach two million before vaccine is readily available not only imaginable, but unfortunately and, sadly, very likely. Maria
The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?
"The newest branch of the military just promoted its first female three star general. The US Space Force also recently appointed the nation's first all women space operations team. Top space force leaders say gender and racial diversity is a core part of the mission. But his Colorado public Radio's Dan Boyce reports, some female veterans are skeptical. First Lieutenant Kelly McKay serves with the all female Space Operation Squadron stationed at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, The squadron command's one of the country's GPS satellites. I obviously never gotten work on all female crew for these were women that I've I wanted to work with their close friends of mine and co workers. The work of the space force is almost entirely digital Space Force members operates satellites and other national space assets from computers down on Earth. Lieutenant McKay says an all female squadron makes a bold statement for the military's news branch. I'm hoping that women will see that they have more opportunities, and they might have realized growing up as long as they're actively seeking out the women to come there. They have a great opportunity to be the the service that leads the way Don Christensen is president of the nonprofit Protect Our Defenders. The group focuses on reducing discrimination in the military. The space force grew out of the Air Force last December, Christensen says It's continuing the airforce tradition of a better gender balance than the other branches. But he worries the space force could continue another worrisome course when it comes to racial disparity there force with worst in analyzing military data Person's sins team found black airman 70% more likely than their white peers to get court martialed or receive other punishments. The air Force is own data shows that trend getting worse in recent years. Nevertheless, in just the last few months a couple of milestones confirmation of the first Black Air Force Academy superintendent and then the first black Air Force chief of staff General Charles Q. Brown Jr. Here's Brown's own candid assessment of the challenges ahead. I can't fix centuries of racism in our country, nor can I fixed decades, discrimination may have impacted members of our Air force. How much to make of these nominations depends on who you talk to. While we're very proud of gentle brown. It's It's so even Pacheco is a recently retired air force commanding officer. Photo op Shea. We like, like people. We like minority. Yea, we promoted on so don't complain anymore, okay? And we're like, Okay, So what? We want to see his action. What policies? Are you going to drive? What changes? Are you going to drive? She argues the ways to report discrimination in the space force are all inherited from Thie Air Force. And if you don't restructuring I honestly I don't. I'm not sure that you'll be able to restructure. I don't know. I just think they might continue get away with it. Unfortunately. Pacheco says As discrimination charges work their way up the chain of command senior officers often suppress reports to avoid looking bad themselves. They're going to be shaped to encourage honest communication, the space force's chief diversity and inclusion. Officer Carrie Baker says They've already placed heavy emphasis on developing open minded leaders and pushing them to learn about unconscious biases, even to the point where one should be careless enough to Speaks to their leadership about concerns that they have without concern of retribution. Baker says. The space force has targeted outreach initiatives to recruit women and people of color. Keep your eye on us. We're going to make you proud Tanya would nightie professional. They're working for the department defense for about 20 years, Tanya would lives in San Antonio, Texas. For years, she worked as an Air Force intelligence analyst, a job similar to the desk bound rolls found in the space force today would who's Black says misogyny and racism were rampant? Not getting a fair seat at the table, having to prove myself constantly having to prove my technical ability Trying to prove how smart I am. If if you will constantly challenged by my male colleagues, she's pleased to hear about that new all female space force team. She's still not sure it's a sign of systemic change. She compares the all female crew to the Tuskegee Airman, Those heralded black fighter pilots from World War two. That was an experiment. But was it sustainable? You know, do we still have that level of diversity? Now? She wonders if the space force doesn't address fundamental challenges involving race and gender. Will those experiments ever lead to anything beyond history? Making headlines for NPR news? I'm Dan Boys in Colorado Springs.
Coalminer's daughter comes out top in Afghanistan's university entrance exam
"Despite militants attacking the very institution where she was studying. Here's NPR's Diaz. Shamsi Ali Ezzat is so bright that she was studying for free at the Mod Academy in Kabul with students prepare for university exams. But two years ago, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a classroom there. More than 40 students were killed. Many were buried together in a cobble Hill top with some call them the models of knowledge. Speaking to an Afghan news outlet, Alizadeh says one of the victims A young woman called Mahela would've taken first place in the exams had she lived, But she says l A and all her dreams or in the grave and it pains me. Alizadeh says she dropped out of the school after the attack, but her teachers convinced her to return and study hard, fascinating story ofthe resilience ofthe resistance off women and girls who have not surrender to fear our Zelena Mama leads a think tank in Kabul. She used to run secret classes for girls in the nineties, when the Taliban ruled the city and Bangles from getting an education after the insurgents were toppled by U. S forces. Following 9 11 Girls could study again, but they faced attacks. Shamsi has generation has bean experiencing violence experiencing fear, but yet Maintaining their focus on studies in learning Alizadeh success comes as historic negotiations underway between the Afghan government and the Taliban and many women feel the hard won rights will be scaled back as negotiators try find ways to compromise with the insurgents. Their concern begins with the fact that only three of the 21 government negotiators are women. Terrific. A fatty, is the mayor of a town just south of Kabul. We needed more woman on the table. We needed more vices on the tee with she hopes always out. A story will remind negotiators of why women's rights are important. Again or Zelena. Matt. Women are now standing on their own feet on Taliban are no one to come and stop them from what they're going to achieve, and success stories like Alizadeh, she says, sure that Afghan women are too strong now to be suppressed again. David Aid. NPR NEWS, ISLAMABAD
Louisville preparing for another night of protests after Breonna Taylor decision
"Of Louisville is bracing for another night of protests after Kentucky's attorney general said he would not charge three officers in the death of Briana Taylor. She is the black woman shot and killed by police in her apartment in March. The decision not to charge the officers involved drove demonstrators into the streets around the country. But it's Louisville. That is the center of this story. And that is where NPR's Adrian Florido is now. Hey there, Adrian. I'm a really describe to us what you are seeing. What you're hearing is you're out and about reporting on the streets there in Louisville. So, so far today, things have been calm. That was not the case. Last night, however, the streets of downtown Louisville were really tense as police worked to enforce and nine PM curfew and disperse crowds or furious Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement just before curfew, two officers were shot. Their injuries were non my threatening and the suspect was arrested. But this morning, Mayor Greg Fischer pleaded for peace. We never had control over what attorney General of the grand jury would do. We do have control over what happens next in our city, So I'm asking everyone to reject violence and join me and committing Ourselves to the work of reform for justice and for equity and do that now. And Adrian. How our people out on the streets protesting. How are they hearing that? How are they responding to that? I think that there is a lot of skepticism that meaningful change that the mayor is calling for if they participate will actually happen, You know, people here in Louisville protested for 120 days. Demanding that the three police officers who participated in the raid on Briana Taylor's apartment be charged with her murder. Instead. What they got was a grand jury and the state attorney general deciding to charge just one of those officers not for Taylor's death, but because the bullets that this officer fired into her apartment, entered the apartment next door and endangered the lives of Taylor's neighbors. This morning, I spoke to a man named Marcus Reed. He runs a barbecue joint near where Taylor was killed wasn't what he said. If it was may 20 years, But you know, this is police and he's not my skin color. They Just a slap on the wrist. They keep doing it. He told me that his friends and family are deeply resentful of the decision not to charge and that he would not be surprised if tensions on the streets actually actually grow worse after this, Yeah, well, I was going to ask where where my things go because people out protesting many of them had some pretty specific goals in mind. They weren't just angry. They wanted all of the involved officers to be fired and charged with murder. Which, as of yesterday seems to be off the table. So so where do things go now? Rights of the local investigation into Taylor's killing is complete. There will be no more charges Theater New general has said that but the police Department is continuing an internal investigation on whether the officers followed department protocols on the night of the raid. There's also an ongoing federal investigation. The FBI is looking into whether police violated Briana Taylor's civil rights and they're looking at How they obtained that warrant raid Taylor's apartment to look for drugs drugs that they did not find, And aside from that Kentucky's governor Andy this year, he is calling on the attorney general to release the evidence from his investigation against the officers. Here's what the governor said just a little while ago. I know the attorney general talks about the truth, and I talk about the truth. I think we ought to let the people of Kentucky see all of that evaluate and come to the truth. I believe that it is fully appropriate to do at this point in time, Put it all on line. The attorney general has said that he won't do that for now, because of the charges brought yesterday against the one former officer Onda also that pending FBI investigation so briefly, Adrian, you're watching for more protests there in Louisville tonight. There will be more protests. You know, The police say that they're going to continue to enforce the curfew, which is still in effect. Police say that they will do the same thing they did yesterday. They have today arrested more than 100 protesters yesterday. I should also say Marie Louise that we're expecting to hear from Briana Taylor's family tomorrow. NPR's Adrian Florido reporting from Louisville tonight. Thanks, Adrien.
Thousands Of Airline Workers Facing Unemployment As Aid Package Stalls In Congress
"Is the airline industry. Air travel demand is down a wop a whopping 70% from last year and tens of thousands of airline pilots, flight attendants, a reservation agents and other industry workers are poised to lose their paychecks next week if Congress doesn't extend federal aid for airlines. NPR's David Shaper reports. A nation's airlines are at a crossroads. Or maybe I should say cross runways at the start of the year. On average about 2.5 million people were flying every day. Now that's plummeted to around 700,000, and until there are widely available vaccines or treatments for covert 19. Most passengers won't be coming back any time soon. You can't run an airline that a third the size it was and expect to keep all the same people. Elaine Backer is an airline industry analyst for investment Bank Cowan. I feel like in this country we've shifted from flattening the curve to waiting for a cure or a vaccine, and and that just means the pain is going to be longer in the cares act, Congress provided $25 billion a direct payroll support to the airlines so they could keep paying their employees through the end of September. Already, tens of thousands of workers have taken early retirement or other incentives to leave their jobs. But now the airlines air notifying another 75,000 that they may be out of a job. October 1st getting that for letter in the mail. Completely shocking. Isaiah Gonzalez is an aircraft maintenance worker for united at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The first thing that came to mind with how I was going to support my family people who depend on me. How was I going to keep the income? I was going to keep the family afloat, and Gonzalez is not alone. Me. Getting fellow is like this devastating. Tony Valentine is a reservations agent for United Airlines in Detroit. I have six that depend on me Arrange it age from 2 to 22, Valentine says. That's a houseful with a whole lot of bills. In addition, she says her husband suffered a serious stroke last year. And knowing that I may not have insurance to finishes is like I feel like I failed often at loggerheads. The unions representing these and other airline employees are now in rare harmony with airline CEOs in pressing Congress for a six month extension of the payroll support program. The industries in dire straits Nick Calio heads the industry group Airlines for America at one point Passenger traffic was down 96%. It's now down 70%. Still, one third of our planes are parked not flying, and we're losing $5 billion a month. The airlines unions and bipartisan majorities in Congress agree that the six months of payroll support worked in keeping airline employees off of unemployment rolls. In the tens of thousands of layoffs now might send shockwaves through the economy. Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. We absolutely cannot let an entire sector of the economy collapse, and that's exactly what will happen if we do not get this extension done yet. The airline funding is tied to broader Corona virus relief that the White House and Congress cannot agree upon. Here's American airline CEO Doug Parker. I just can't believe that we may not be able to do the right thing. Simply because our elected officials can't come to any sort of compromise agreement were better in that. Still, someone of providing billions Warren taxpayer money doesn't just put off the inevitable as airlines will need to restructure to match the reduced demand. Legislation that would extend payroll support for the airlines was introduced in the Senate this week. But if it isn't passed soon, thousands of airline employees may be out of work One week from today. David Shaper NPR news
All The Information You Need About Census 2020
"Today's episode. I, WanNa talk about something that's really important and something that maybe perhaps you didn't know about I have a lot of information about the twenty twenty cents is that is on a deadline of September thirtieth. So get those census forms in call the Census Bureau, or get the census online and fill out by September thirtieth. But now, right now, you can sit back and relax and enjoy this episode on the twenty twenty census. Okay. So let me start out by saying that the census is required by the constitution which calls for an actual enumeration once a decade and no Mauritian is the actual count one by one of the individuals in the United States will the first census after the American revolution was taken in Seventeen Ninety Under Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson. But on the NPR website, it states that the federal government is trying to get every household to answer some personal questions and they are kind of personal for the twenty twenty census. It's part of a once a decade tradition of counting every person living in the united. States. The twenty thousand population number will shape how political power and federal tax dollars are shared in the US over the next ten years. Ten Years Think about that the data collected by the senses determines the number of seats. Each state has the US House of Representatives and it is used to distribute billions and federal funds to local communities. The more populated your state is the more representatives you'll have in the US House of Representatives so That is really important that you understand that and fill out the twenty twenty census because it does help your state locally and overall in April the twenty twenty cents is started mailing out forms to all US citizens in the hopes of finding out how best to spend federal and state money. Well, the twenty twenty cents is, is the first in the United States since the rise of social media and the first US count that's primarily online. Yes for the first time Americans can answer census questions over the phone and on the Internet as well as mailing in the form. But this is showing concern around the digital security and participation among communities that may not have easy access to the internet or computers such as the homeless population and those living in shelters, and for months, the government has been preparing to combat this information campaigns that may try to disrupt the count which rolled out not only in the middle of a presidential race. That's right. Here. But also during the coronavirus pandemic on March twentieth the announced it is extending the end of counting the census from July thirty first to August fourteenth, and now from August fourteenth until September thirtieth. So you have until September thirtieth to get those census questions answered will officials however say that the sooner households fill out a form on their own the fewer door Knockers or as they are called census takers, the Census Bureau will have to try to send out the demographic data are used by businesses to determine, for example, where to build new supermarkets and other needed structures and business establishments such as daycare, and even the need for school lunch programs and other daily essentials. Also, the results will show where communities need new schools new. New Roads and more services for families, older adults and children. The data will also inform the government. How hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than one hundred programs, including Medicaid head start for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as snap. Also may contribute to what kind of retail stores will do well in these areas that you live in how much tax money per town or county can be distributed to the Department of Transportation How many cars are in a particular area, which may determine the price of gas for that area.
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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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"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.