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NPR News: 07-28-2020 9PM ET

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Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President Trump retweeted a video circulating on the internet that contains information about the coronavirus is NPR Tamara Keith explains Trump is still pushing an anti-malaria drug does not proven effective at treating covid-19 taken down a viral video featuring a doctor and self-described deliverance. Minister falsely claiming coronavirus has a cure and it is the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine President Trump who pushed the drug in the early days of the pandemic retweeted the video, I guess Twitter took them off and I think Facebook took them off. I don't know why I think they're very respected doctors. There was a woman who was spectacular in her statements about it. The FDA pulled its emergency use authorization for the drug last month saying it was unlikely to be effective in treating.

Patience Tamara Keith NPR news the White House while denying new applications White House official confirms a menstration will allow the applicants are the reviews the underlying legality of the deferred action for childhood arrivals program or DACA. The obama-era program covers thousands of immigrants brought to the US illegally as children drop administration sought to end the program Homeland Security is pulled some federal officers out of Seattle after protests by local and state officials Morphin NPR's smart and costi Democratic politicians in Washington state are celebrating what they see as a victory over President Trump in a written statement Governor Jay Inslee alluded to quote the unaccountable military force in Portland, and he feared with Trump might have done with such agents in Seattle Homeland Security sent in the extra agents last week to protect Seattle's Federal Courthouse ahead of a large black lives matter protest.

But the courthouse was mostly left alone and the federal agent stayed out of sight Federal officials in Seattle have so far avoided Portland style confrontations with protesters and they even filed surprise legal motion to restore to Seattle Police the right to use crowd control tools such as pepper. Spray. Something has made it easier for Homeland Security to keep its officers off the street Martin tosti NPR News Seattle German pharmaceutical company working alongside Pfizer has been given the green light to start its final study of its coronavirus vaccine candidate NPR's Rob schmitt's has more be two companies have received permission from us authorities to start the Final Phase of their coronavirus vaccine up to 30,000 subjects in Germany, the US Argentina and Brazil if the new study a successful the company plans to apply for a new approval procedure in October and 100 million vaccine doses could be delivered by the end of the year was Rob Schmitz on Wall Street stocks close lower the Dow down 205 points. This is NPR.

Major League Baseball continues to struggle with how to protect players and coaches from the coronavirus during a shortened season now underway York's Governor says the answer is to play more games and Estates ballparks. NPR's Brian man has more players and coaches in the Miami Marlins is already disrupted baseball schedule and the number of covid-19 hotspots around the u.s. Is growing. The answer is for other states teams to play in New York where infection rates have plummeted could host any major league baseball game and they could play those games in our stadiums a New York state has one of the lowest infection rates in the United States has New York also has fast coronavirus testing capacity to help keep team safe. Brian Mann NPR news journalist near the White House.

That area for a photo event by President Trump. Akriti, Monaghan giving testimony today before the house natural resources committee parking. The first extended account of force used against demonstrators and journalists in Washington DC Park back in June Democrats contain the protesters were cleared from the park to allow Trump to Stage a photo op in a nearby Church half an hour later. Monaghan says there was Zero correlation between the two events Futures prices slipped amid concerns over a possible Supply build up and made a slowing economy oil down $0.56 a barrel to 4104 Barrel in New York. I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
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