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Live from NPR news on Shea Stephens California now leads the nation with the most confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and Tiaras Eric Westervelt reports that the state hit a single day high for new infections on Wednesday the first state to lockdown California successfully stalled the spread of the virus this spring but cases have steadily grown since late May when many cities and counties start indoor shopping in California just reported more than 12800 new confirm cases a record one-day increase Governor Gavin Newsom a reminder of why we are taking things as seriously as we are sober reminder of why we put in that mask mandic the y in the most of the state gyms malls and hair salons, Eric Westervelt NPR news Berkeley Health and Human Services. Secretary Alex Azar just five potential Coronavirus.

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Scenes are currently under development. He says the government has reached an agreement to pay Pfizer and German company bio in Tech 2 billion dollars for 100 million doses of a covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year by Trump Administration program seeks to have multiple vaccines available for distribution. Once the FDA approves them or for emergency use following clinical trial Congress has just passed its most significant piece of environmental legislation in decades to provide funding for national parks and land conservation is in Paris Nathan Roth reports the Great American outdoors act as headed to President Trump's desk for his signature.

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It's been awhile since the country's national parks Wildlife refuges in public lands got a big infusion of federal funding and in a lot of places. It shows campgrounds in disrepair pothole Pit Road shutter visitor Center's the Great American outdoor earmarks billions of dollars to address those maintenance backlogs at least in part and provides Permanent Fund into a program called the land and water conservation fund which helps fund outdoor recreation and access to the outdoors. The timing of the Bill's passage is not accidental President Trump is a me to give credit for its passage to two Republican senators in Montana in Colorado who are in tight races for re-election Nathan Rod NPR news on Judge has struck down the country safe Third Country agreement with you as as Dan carpenter shop report that the policy the two countries used to deal with Asylum Seekers.

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Back because they must make that claim in the country in which they first arrived with the Canadian judge ruled refugees deemed ineligible in the u.s. Face detention or other rights abuses that she says violates their constitutional rights Dan carving shop reporting. This is NPR news.

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Oregon's Governor seeking a restraining order against federal agents in Portland State officials allowed to the officers are using unmarked cars and excessive force to make unwarranted arrest of protesters. The Department of Homeland Security says the officers were sent to the city to protect government property. A federal judge is waiting arguments over the issue Human Rights Watch has warning about political attacks in Guatemala has Maria Martin reports. The advocacy group says the country's human rights Ombudsman could be dismissed for defending lgbtq rights in the country.

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And their livelihood and make it better for others organizing students in the 1940s in Illinois where he lived he joined Martin Luther King jr. In the earliest days of what became the Civil Rights Movement 25 points in the S&P 500 at 18.

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And pre-market trading US futures are mixed at this hour on Asian stock markets Shares are mixed higher in Hong Kong.

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I'm Shay Stevens. This is NPR news.
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