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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly the bipartisan coronavirus relief Bill in Congress is gaining more support from lawmakers and president-elect Joe Biden top Democrats in the House and Senate describe the 908 billion dollar a package as a basis for negotiation Democratic. Senator, Joe. Manchin West Virginia help put the bill together. He believes most lawmakers Now supported as the best option available for expanded unemployment benefits for those who've lost their jobs during the pandemic but at $300 per week. It's half the $600 benefit that expired in July the top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell has so far been unwilling to shift his support behind a 550 billion dollar Republican a package. It appears President Trump is considering another run for the White House in twenty.

Before it is legal team fails and their core challenges to the to the results of the 2020 election NPR's Franco Ordonez 4/4 + announcement from President Trump to run again would freeze out Republicans who may be considering a bit of their own former aide says and will enable Trump to continue to raise questions about the legitimacy of Joe Biden's presidency. Once the president-elect takes office in January. I seen your campaign aide told NPR that Trump quote is still fighting to uncover the fraud in 2020 and when this current race, however, if he loses he is 100% considering a run in 2020 for one option of team is considering is announcing the night before Joe Biden is sworn in so that it becomes a conversation throughout the Federation. It's all about strategy. The former aide says Franco Ordonez NPR news funding for the National Guard pandemic response in States across the u.s.

Sassetta run out at the end of the month and it's unclear if President Trump will reauthorize the guards Mission Frank Morris with member station kcur reports million, covid-19 tests delivered protective masks gloves and can't Distributing vaccine be the next big push but Roy Robinson National Guard Association of the United States, since the guards current federal pandemic Mission will end December 31st, unless President Trump reauthorizes it we've come to the edge of this Cliff about three or four times in the last 10 months has been reauthorized has promised to restore it info from Perry news on Frank Morris Futures are down 82 points this morning. This is NPR news from Washington.

Chinese companies could be delisted from stock exchanges in the US under a bill passed by the house and PRS. John ruwitch says the Senate passed a similar Bill six months ago and companies accountable act would require listed foreign companies to comply with us accounting standards and submit audit information to American Regulators that may run into problems in China with Ortiz. There have blocked companies from handing over such information citing state secret laws the ACT, which doesn't named China also requires companies to disclose any ties to foreign governments companies that fail to comply with the act for three years in a row would not be allowed to trade on us stock exchanges the bill passed unanimously reflecting bipartisan support in Washington for tougher policies on China Reuters has President Trump is expected to sign it into law John ruwitch NPR news the Secretary General of the UN and French president Emmanuel macron say a fund has been set up to help Lebanon the country's economy has been struggling.

Coronavirus pandemic in addition to Warehouse explosion in Beirut sport in August killed more than 200 people and injured thousands more that's fun will be handled by the World Bank will be used for Port reconstruction along with food health care and education authorities in Egypt say at least six people have been killed in the collapse of an apartment building in the city of Alexandria rescue teams continue to look for possible survivors in the debris. They've been using heavy equipment to Aid in the search. The building was three stories tall the governor there says, it was built in the 1940s. I'm Dave, Mattingly, Washington.
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