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NPR News: 01-26-2021 9PM ET

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Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer. His administration is working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of to covid-19 vaccines Thrice for emergency. Use the White House says the goals have enough supply for nearly the entire US population by the end of the summer 300 million doses of yours penguin. Say is they also have to give States better guidance about what they can expect has been really hard to plan when they don't know how many vaccines to expect from week to week. So today the administration is also planning to give States a clear reliable heads up on how many vaccines they can expect over the next 3 weeks and places that may not have a large hospital. Nearby Senator Patrick Leahy who is presiding over the Senate impeachment trial against former President Trump was taken to the hospital this afternoon.

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Returned home and there's Claudia grisales reports a spokesman for the Democrat says he felt ill earlier in the day. He was not feeling well well in his office late in the day and was examined by the capitals attending physician citing an abundance of caution. The Physician recommended Leahy be taken to a local hospital for evaluation Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin told CNN that Leahy's wife is with him and showed a positive update on her husband's condition. The chamber Patrick Leahy is president pro tempore of the Senate earlier in the day Les. He was sworn to preside over the trial and then swore in his fellow Senators as jurors. The trial is slated to begin in February Call of Duty celis NPR News, Washington.

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Confirmed by the Senate Rhode Island, Governor Gina raimondo would oversee the Census Bureau.

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Happy confirmation hearing Republican. Senator Rodger wicker of Mississippi said he does not believe Gina raimondo will be Rhode Island governor for very much longer. Armando said that as Commerce Secretary she would listen to the Census Bureau statisticians. I believe that out of the dentist and we need to rely on the expert this in ways that would have almost certainly have benefit of Republicans the numbers determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next 10 years. The first results are expected in early, March the new year begins. There's no sign of hiring spree by giant packages for Amazon is slowing Amazon announce States looking to fill 3000 jobs in Boston, essentially Dublin copies Workforce and it stuck up there. I'm Wall Street. The Dow is down 22 points. This is NPR.

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In France many see the country's failure to develop a vaccine as a sign of Decline and bears Eleanor Beardsley report its marked as spam on politicians and reignited debate about the country's scientific prowess Francis home to nineteenth-century vaccine Pioneer Louis Pasteur, but the Pasteur Institute is abandoning research on its vaccine and French pharmaceutical giant sanofi says, it won't have an inoculation ready before the end of 2021 Centrist party later phone swabe who says the problem is a brain drain from France to the US where he says brilliant researchers are sucked up by the American system. He referred specifically to the Frenchman who founded US based biotech firm moderna one longtime socialist Minister blamed capitalist ideology for reducing Public Funding for research many in the French political class worry about the country's decline in power and influence in an increasingly globalized World, Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris.

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That's according to the latest survey by the nonprofit business research group. The conference board says consumer sentiment index was up just slightly more than two points from the previous month survey shows consumers more willing to make big-ticket purchases things like homes in Autos in the next 6 months for the game may have reflected additional 900 billion in pandemic relief from the government the end of December to buy the ministration is trying to Rally support for any stimulus package. It would provide another 1.9 trillion in coronavirus relief Futures prices little changed oil down $0.16 a barrel today to settle it 5261 a barrel in New York. I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
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