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NPR News: 07-30-2020 12PM ET

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Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi Singh.

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Congressman John Lewis is being laid to rest today in Georgia. His funeral is being held at Ebenezer Baptist Church where the late Martin Luther King jr. Had preached and who sermons move John Lewis in to lifelong activism three former presidents were to attend today the nation's first black president and Louis his close friend Barack Obama President Bill Clinton and President George W bush.

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From spray tan summer to Selma John Lewis always look outward not inward.

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He always thought of others Representatives Lewis died, July 17th of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old died after Contracting the coronavirus NPR's a charrasca reports Kane who is African-American was the co-chair of the Trump campaigns Outreach initiative focused on black voters.

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Employees of Herman Cain say it's unclear where he contracted the coronavirus. He did attend Trump's rally in Tulsa and Lee Joon and was photographed in the arena without a mask came was hospitalized for the coronavirus in early. July after employees. Say he began struggling to breathe came. He was 74 years old Rose to National prominence as the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He unsuccessfully ran for president in 2012. Famously touting his 999 Tax plan. He dropped out after facing sexual harassment allegations Trump tap came to serve on the Federal Reserve board last year became withdrew from consideration a few weeks later Ayesha Rascoe NPR news NASA's next Mars Rover is on its way to the red planet after launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Remember station. Wmfe in Orlando Brendan. Byrne has Vista velamints.

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The perseverance Rovers now on a seven-month Journey to Mars with a scheduled Landing in February. The Rover is on the hunt for signs of ancient Life on Mars and prepare samples of rocks and dirt for a future mission to return those samples back to Earth. It's also carrying a stowaway an experimental helicopter that will fly along the Martian surface. It's the third mission launching this month following spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates and China taking advantage of a transfer window when the orbits of Earth and Mars are ideal for interplanetary Missions for NPR news on Brendan Byrne.

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At last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down nearly 300 points or more than 1% of 26237. The NASDAQ was up slightly S&P 500 down a fraction of a point. You're listening to NPR news.

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President Trump's floating the idea of delaying the November 3rd presidential election. But since that decisions up to Congress of us beaumont's not likely to happen if Democrats listen to the president over his tweet in which he again, maybe unsubstantiated claim that his critics will rig the process through mail-in voter fraud Trump fired off the Tweet after his administration reported an unprecedented economic nosedive last quarter when much of the country lockdown because of a coronavirus outbreak that is now getting worse the NBA resumes, its regular season tonight with two games inside the leaf so-called protective bubble. NPR's. Tom Goldman reports is near Orlando, Florida.

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22 teams are restarting a season that'll in no later than mid-october. As long as the pandemic doesn't shut things down so far. So good the NBA reports 0 positive results among the 344 players screened since test results for last announced July 20th League Commissioner. Adam. Silver says everyone on the campus at Walt Disney World Resort known as the bubble is tested daily and players and staff were being diligent about wearing face masks. Social justice issues will feature prominently during the national anthem before today's first game members of the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans reportedly are planning to kneel together around the phrase black lives Matter written on the court. Tom Goldman NPR news following today's dismal economic report the Dow dropped more than 300 points or more than 1% It's a 26228. This is NPR news.
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