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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly Lebanon prime minister is appealing for help following yesterday's massive explosion in Beirut. It killed at least 100 people and wounded nearly $4,000 the country's interior Minister says the explosion was sparked by a fire that they needed more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse. There's widespread damage in downtown Beirut two buildings and vehicles treasury secretary. Steve mnuchin says Congressional leaders hoped Breon a new coronavirus relief bill by the end of the week. Both sides report progress was made during yesterday's 90-minute session Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says, the two sides remain far apart on many key issues. It will take a lot of resources. But if we don't commit those resources now for sure the cost will only grow in the months to come an extension of expanded unemployment benefits were made.

One of the major items Florida's governor says the state is examining how and when to allow visitors back into nursing homes. And then the coronavirus pandemic Alexander Gonzalez with member station WLRN has more from Miami for several months. Florida has banned visitations at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but at a recent public meeting Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis says one idea for easing the Restriction would be to allow visitors who already been infected with covid-19 would be comfortable saying, you know, if you do have those covid-19 antibodies that you should be able to go in and see your family member I so we may work on that and they get moving on that the discussion about finding ways to allow nursing home visits comes as Florida remains of coronavirus hotspot, the state continues to report thousands of new cases each day.

MPR news, I'm Alexander Gonzalez in Miami in Kansas Congressman Rodger Marshall is the winner of the state's Republican Senate primary Jim McClain with member station kcur says Marshall will face Democrat about Barbara Bowl game in November US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spent Millions to help Marshall defeat former, Kansas Secretary of State Chris Cobalt that money and concerns about cobox electability because of his lost in the 2018 governor's race helped Marshall to a double-digit win in the primary that most expected to be closer now Marshall says Democrats you were hoping to run against kobach will have to rethink their strategy purple. We are ruby red slippers. And well ye a state senator from the Kansas City suburbs switch parties in 2018 says Kansas need to send a problem solver to Washington. Not another Prophet Yes Man for NPR news.

Duncan MacLean in Topeka, this is NPR news from Washington.

There's still no official winner in yesterday's Democratic Congressional Primary in Michigan between incoming freshman Rashida tlaib and Detroit city council president. Brenda Jones to leave was leading in early returns elections officials are not expected to announce the winner in till later today nearly lost it to leave in the 2018 primary a former engineer with Google has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing Trade Secrets and PR Shannon Bond says the case was at the center of a legal battle between Google and Uber over self-driving technology. Anthony levandowski was a founding member of Google self-driving car project. Then he left to start his own company, which was bought by Uber in federal court. He admitted to downloading thousands of files before he left Google the judge in the case called it quote the biggest trade secret crime. I have ever seen levandowski is prison term will be delayed until the wrist from the covid-19 pandemic or lower. He's also been ordered to pay about 850,000.

In fines and restitution this ass kicked off of big legal fight between Google and Uber Uber fired levandowski and the company settled a lawsuit in 2018 with Uber paying Google 245 million dollars in stock and bonds NPR News. San Francisco is blame for at least six deaths from North Carolina to New England two people were killed in Windsor, North Carolina. When a tornado tore through a mobile home park two others were killed by Falling trees in Maryland and New York City that storm has since moved into Canada. I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington.
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