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NPR News: 08-07-2020 11PM ET

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Live from NPR news on Nora raum. The US intelligence Community is Raising concerns about efforts by China and Russia and Iran to interfere in the 2020 election. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports intelligence officials say that far and actors are attempting to influence us voters opinions on the presidential candidates us Counter Intelligence director William evanina says that some countries may attempt to compromise the voting process or call the election results in the question, but he said in the statement that it was unlikely that adversaries would be able to manipulate voting results at a large-scale. The intelligence Community has concluded that China is trying to hurt President Trump's re-election bid while Russia is disparaging Democratic candidate, Joe Biden officials say that Iran is focused on undermining us Democratic institutions by spreading disinformation online in response to the update the National Security Council said that the US will not

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Alright foreign interference Ayesha Rascoe NPR news talks between Congressional Democrats and the White House and a plan to help people hurt by the coronavirus fandemic end it with no agreement today set up an hour later Chuck Schumer says the White House proposal doesn't go nearly far enough to close to as good. It doesn't cover opening of schools. It doesn't cover testing. It doesn't cover dealing with rental assistance. It doesn't cover elections. It doesn't cover so many thing those signs of further negotiations President Trump says that if an agreement can be reached another pandemic relief package on his own he says he'll sign executive orders to continue enhance jobless benefits a moratorium on eviction and suspend College loan payments. The president said that he'd be ready to sign such orders by the end of next week.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Is taking an indefinite leave of absence as head of the Conservative Christian School Liberty University in Virginia after the prominent Evangelical posted the photo on social media showing him with his pants unzipped next to a woman who wasn't his wife NPR's Sarah McCammon reports Jerry Falwell Jr. Told Lynchburg, Virginia radio station wlni that the photos were taken in good fun at a costume party. He said the woman in the photo was his wife's assistant who he says, it's pregnant warning long time since I kill your minds up to you as to my belly out like hers from now on in a statement Liberty University says the Board of Trustees ask Falwell to take an indefinite leave of absence and Falwell agreed Sarah McCammon NPR News, Virginia Beach. This is

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Joe Arpaio has lost his effort to get his old job back Sheriff of Maricopa County Arizona. He lost a Republican primary today or why I called himself America's Sheriff town in his toughness against inmates. Arpaio was found guilty of contempt of court for allowing his officers detain Latino motorists without cause President Trump. Pardon him before he could be sentenced David Vella the acting director of the National Park Service is stepping down the latest in a long list of trump Administration departures. NPR's Nathan rot reports. Turn over has been uncharacteristically high at federal agencies during Trump's tenure and that holds true for the National Park Service, David Vella the third acting director since 2017 held the position for just ten months is announcing his retirement after a 30-year career is replacement Margaret ever sin is currently with the US fish and wildlife service before that to work.

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Ducks Unlimited the conservation group focused on preservation of waterfowl and wetlands for hunters. It's unlikely. She'll get Senate confirmation before November's elections. The last time the Senate confirm the head of the National Park Service was more than a decade ago during President Obama's first term Nathan Rott. NPR news reports employers added 1.8 million jobs last month. So lightly more than many analysts had expected the unemployment rate dropped to 10.2% that's down from 11.1% in June. I'm Nora raum NPR news.
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