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NPR News: 07-30-2020 4AM ET

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Live from NPR news on Shea Stephens US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to face tough questioning today during a senate hearing on the number of issues as in Paris, Michele kelemen reports Democrats have expressed concern that the Trump Administration is undermining the state department just days before pompeo's appearance Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a harsh report accusing the Trump administration of treating America's diplomats with disdain and failing to nominate qualified candidates for many high-profile jobs, New Jersey Senator, Bob Menendez, put it this way President Trump and secretary Pompeo have left of Department decimated and demoralized. This is not a bureaucratic or inside the Beltway issue. There are real consequences for the United States and our National Security Department of State says, it's quote Swagger is fully back and accuses Menendez of obstructing nominee.

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Michelle Kellerman NPR News Washington year was house Speaker Nancy Pelosi is changing policy on wearing masks and her chamber Pelosi says that members and staff will not be permitted in the whole without one members and staff will be required to wear masks at all times and the whole of the house except that members May remove their mess temporarily when recognized violations will be considered a serious breach of decorum. The new policy comes after Texas Congressman Louie gohmert, the Wholphin shunned wearing masks announce that he's tested positive for covid-19. Funeral services are playing today for Lake Congressman. John Lewis and Atlanta has WABE Zimmer hurt reports hundreds of people paid final respects yesterday at the Georgia state capitol Ray Lewis his body lies in state elected official sat around the casket in the Rotunda.

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While hundreds of people began lining up out into the street waiting to pay their respects Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance bottoms address the mask crowd.

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What's a stronghold of the Confederacy together because this Prophet live in this Prophet named John Lewis loved Lewis is the first black member of Congress to lie in state in Georgia. The Civil Rights icon and protege of Martin Luther King jr. Was given the honor denied to King when he died in 1968. Louis will be laid to rest Thursday following a private funeral at Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church for NPR news. I'm a hurt in Atlanta and federal assistance. The judge says requiring applicants to prove. They won't be a financial burden is particularly dangerous during a pandemic. This is NPR news.

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Maryland governor, Larry Hogan is urging residents to avoid visiting some coronavirus hot spots under his expanded mask requirement in house yesterday. Anyone older than the age of 5 will be required to wear a mask in all indoor public areas. And an outdoor spaces were social distancing is not a possible Hong Kong is imposing strict new measures to combat an increase a new coronavirus infection. It had stopped all domestic transmission of the virus in May, but NPR's Jason beaubien reports that Hong Kong recently confirmed around 100 new covid-19 cases per day in Hong Kong Max are now mandatory in public and public Gatherings are limited to no more than two people as officials. Try to rain in the cities worst, Kobe breaks yet bars nightclubs. Karaoke halls in Mahjong parlors have all been shot and University of Hong Kong restore Bend cowling says restaurants, which had been allowed to offer sit-down lunch service now can only do take out. So what we sorted

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On the streets of Hong Kong was a lot of office work is buying that lunch take a right and then eating it on the street crouching down kneeling down sitting on park benches with umbrellas because it's raining. He says the measures am not just a limit spread, but they get the number of new cases back down to zero Jason beaubien NPR news in the Atlantic prompting watches and warnings across the Caribbean the Florida Peninsula is in its path of forecaster Say it'll be a few days before they can determine whether or not the storm will hit the US Mainland. I'm Shay Stevens. This isn't PR news.
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