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Live from NPR news on Nora raum President Trump has signed a huge spending package including Financial relief for covid-19. NPR's a Franco Ordonez reports. He approved the measure last night after days of uncertainty for 2.3 trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill will help avert a government shutdown and provide billions of dollars and coronavirus a to millions of people passed by Congress with sweeping majorities Trump waited almost until the last minute to sign the measure after calling a package of disgrace and thought so far unsuccessfully to raise direct payments from $600 to $2,000 President Trump refuse to sign the legislation for day sending Washington to chaos and the deadline to prevent millions of Americans from losing unemployment benefits was messed Franco Ordonez NPR news for a bill today to raise the direct payment to most Americans for pandemic relief.

From $600 to 2000 as President Trump a call for last week. It's not likely the Senate control Republicans would accept such an increase.

The federal investigators have identified human remains found at the site of an explosion in downtown Nashville Christmas morning. They say it appears 63 year old Anthony Warner was the bomb and it acted alone Doug. Kerensky is the FBI special agent-in-charge. He says, they're still investigating we continue to ask that those who may have known the suspect or encountered him contact your team at the 1-800. Call FBI phone number.

These pieces of information will help us understand two suspects motives three people were injured in the explosion, which also damaged an AT&T building cell phone service and police and Hospital Communications are still disrupted in several Southern States. Organic Growers across the West are raising concerns about a popular organic weed killer. It turns out it's not organic the northwest news networks and a king has more using conventional pesticides goes against everything Northwest organic producers believe in but that's exactly what's been happening, Oregon Washington and California have issued a stop use order on the popular agrigold WF Idaho is investigating as is the Federal Environmental Protection Agency organic grower Alan Schreiber applied agrigold WS2 about a dozen Acres.

Iquad products that were found in this organic herbicide in organic farm. Nobody would ever do that the florida-based company Agri research international denies it out of the synthetic chemicals agrigold WS Frontier news, I'm Anakin you listening to NPR news.

Stay-at-home orders were supposed to end today in parts of California hit hard by the coronavirus but Health officials are expected to extend them because the pandemic shows no sign of abating hospitals in the central and southern parts of the state are running out of intensive care beds. Officials Fear The Surge will worsen as people return from traveling after Christmas and New Year's Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died NPR's Joel Rose reports. He baffled Major League batters for more than two decades with his slow-moving knuckleball Phil Niekro. Learn how to throw a knuckleball from his father a coal miner in Southeastern, Ohio and spent years in the minor leagues trying to master the famously difficult pitch as he explained in his Hall of Fame induction. Speech in 1997. My manager of red Murph walked up to me and said Sonny says if you get that knocked the ball over the plate you can fix the big leagues.

That blazing Nigro wanted to pitch 20 Four Seasons in the big leagues. Most of them with the Atlanta Braves along with stops in New York, Cleveland and Toronto before retiring at age 48 you recorded more than 300 wins 30 300 strikeouts five All-Star selections and one no-hitter negro died at the age of 81 after a long fight with cancer Joel Rose NPR News 6 fans are mourning the loss of guitarist Tony Rice. He died Christmas Day at the age of 69 musician. Ricky Skaggs called him the single most influential acoustic guitar player in the last 50 years rice was inducted into the blue call Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2013. I'm Nora raum NPR news. This message comes from NPR. Sponsor Bank of America. We're all shopping for Essentials online these days with the Bank of America Cash rewards credit card. You can choose to earn 3% cash back on online shopping Essentials. Visit

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