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NPR News: 09-12-2020 11AM ET

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Live from NPR news on Barbara Klein peace talks have begun between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Spoke it today is opening ceremony and Doha calling the talks historic NPR Jen Newman reports. It's the start of negotiations designed to end nearly two decades of War diplomats and analysts say just getting the both to the table was an achievement and reaching a peace agreement will not be easy. The opening of peace talks comes one day after the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks that triggered the u.s. Involvement in Afghanistan NATO, which has troops in Afghanistan and the EU are welcoming. The talks has the best chance to reach peace firefighters battling massive blazes across Oregon are getting some help from a change in weather today winds are easing and humidity is rising but two massive fires have

Trying to threaten Portland dozens of fires continue to rage in California. The deadliest of them is the north complex fire North of San Francisco, which is killed at least nine people the California State University system is announcing plans for the spring semester the nation's first to look so far ahead as NPR's Elissa nadworny reports UC classes will remain mostly online most colleges are still trying to figure out the logistics of their fall semester at CSU Chancellor. Timothy. White says, they plan to continue to have most classes held virtually at all 23 campuses in the system through the spring semester white says the decision is quote the responsible one and will allow students and faculty to better plan their Academic Year. He also noted a likely increase in coronavirus cases this winter in addition to seasonal influenza will undoubtedly be a daunting challenge. He says he will keep the door open to the possibility of in-person classes if the city

Patient changes I listen to NPR News Virginia lieutenant. Governor. Justin Fairfax is formally announcing his candidacy for governor. This hour has been pave your of member station vpm reports. The Democrats will have to overcome allegations of sexual assault in a crowded primary feel too secure the nomination to win in last year and it looks like he might immediately become governor at that time Governor Ralph Northam face intense pressure to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 med school yearbook. He's managed to stay in office Fairfax has attacked his accusers on Twitter and insist that voters still trust him to lead on important issues has lacked compared to several potential Rivals including former, Virginia. Governor, Terry McAuliffe NPR news on Ben paviour in Richmond.

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says his forces have captured and arrested a US Spy Who Maduro says was spying on the country's largest oil refinery complex Maduro says the man had specialized weapons and a large sum of cash and is being interrogated pioneering musician Frederick toots Hibbert known as an architect of Reggae music has died. He was 77 as NPR's Amy held reports Hibbert was the founder and longtime frontman for the band Toots and the maytals Toots and the maytals 1968 single do the reggae is credited with giving the genre its name.

The group released its last album just weeks ago capping of remarkable six-decade career for Frederick toots Hibbert.

time to straddle Jamaican sound and American R&B

helping Propel reggae to the global stage collaborating with Keith Richards and Eric Clapton and influencing. This girl Revival. When is native Jamaica. He scored his dozens of number one hits.

Try guy Friday in Jamaica surrounded by family and health NPR news.

A newly-formed tropical depression is off the coast of South Florida forecasters say it's likely to move into the Gulf of Mexico and strengthened into a tropical storm by tonight. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news.
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