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Live from NPR news on Shea Stephens and coming by the administration announced its plan to revamp the coronavirus vaccine roll out as NPR Selena Sim and stuff and Report. The president-elect wants to put billions of dollars toward Community vaccination site and mobile units and 30 million dollars to plan and build an infrastructure for the distribution of a future covid-19 vaccine. Now that the vaccines are here the rollout is perhaps predictably going slowly Congress allocated 9 billion dollars for vaccine distribution at the end of 2025 and wants to put an additional twenty billion dollars to the effort the national plan also includes 50 billion dollars for testing at Rippling of the community health Workforce and investment in viral surveillance. The need for that has been made clear by the new variants being identified in the UK South Africa and elsewhere Selena Simmons Duffin NPR news.

Like biting is also calling for $1,400 coronavirus relief payments to most Americans along with food and rent assistance is economic recovery plans include investment in infrastructure and Manufacturing FBI director, Christopher Wray says over 200 suspects in the riot against the US Capitol have been identified and then more than 100 people have been arrested and PR is Franco Ordonez reports that Ray is warning against any attempt to disrupt next week's inauguration. The FBI director said Federal investigators are seeing an extensive amount of concerning online chatter about the inauguration my advice to people who might be inclined to follow in the footsteps of those who engaged in the kind of activity show last week is stay home re joined other Federal officials for a security briefing for vice president Mike Pence at the Federal Emergency Management agency, after receiving the update Pence then travel to the US Capitol where he met with members of

National Guard and thank them for their help ensuring a safe transition to the next Administration Franco Ordonez NPR news to install less efficient gas furnaces and water heaters and PR stand Charles has more modern highly efficient gas furnace has captured some of the heat that otherwise would be lost up the chimney and the department of energy was considering new Appliance standards that would have required this feature. But the deal we have now decided the old style furnaces can stay on the market because they have an attractive feature of their own their cheaper and sometimes easier to install the gas industry. Welcome to move saying it gives consumers more choices environmentalist condemned because inefficient appliances cost consumers more money in the long run and also released millions of additional tons of greenhouse gases.

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Well, my bad, the kids are asking a federal court to reverse a trump Administration decision to remove Federal protections for wolves. The lawsuit was filed a day after the administration remove protections for the northern spotted owl in Oregon. The bird was listed as threatened last year, but was rejected for endangered status.

An MIT Professor is facing federal charges for allegedly higher hiding research money that he received from the Chinese government from Member Station gbh in Boston Kirk carapezza has the Dory speaking to reporters us attorney Andrew lelling said mechanical engineering Professor gangchen did Chinese funding sources from federal authorities and MIT to enrich himself into Dent China's nanotechnology research illegal to collaborate with foreign reserves is legal to lie that if Jen is the latest of several researchers entanglements with the Chinese government, but willing and national origin is not the basis for increased scrutiny. We look for conda not friends with wire fraud and making false statements in a statement. MIT says the school was deeply distressed by the arrest for NPR news on Kirk carapezza in Boston. Google has completed its roughly 2 billion dollar acquisition of fit.

Skagit maker Fitbit amid scrutiny from Regulators privacy Watchdogs up Express concern that Google might exploit Fitbit for users personal data in order to sell more ads and pre-market trading US futures are lower. Asian Shares are mixed on Shea Stephens. This is NPR news support.
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