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NPR News: 08-10-2020 5AM ET

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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly President Trump has signed a number of executive actions after Congress was unable to reach agreement on a new coronavirus relief bill NPR's Joe Rose says the president has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers including New York's Governor President Trump signed a string of executive actions on Saturday, including one that extends enhance unemployment benefits at the rate of $400 a week reduced from $600, but it requires states to pick up a quarter of the bill New York's governor democrat Andrew Cuomo calls quotes laughable. You can't now say the states who have no funding. Do you have to pay 25% of the employment insurance cost Congress has so far failed to reach an agreement on a new coronavirus relief package. One of the sticking points is the Democrats demand for billions of dollars in funding for state and local governments that have been hit hard by the pandemic Joel Rose NPR

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The number of coronavirus infections in the US now tops 5 million minutes according to Johns Hopkins University the US Remains the country with the most covid-19 fatality with nearly 163,000. The director of California's Public Health Department. Dr. Sonia. Angel has resigned following delays in the state's ability to collect coronavirus test information a High School in Georgia won't be allowed to reopen for in-person classes until at least mid-week. That's after a number of students tested positive for covid-19. Helen Eldridge with Georgia public broadcasting says public schools in Paulding County reopen last week for fall classes without a mask man Day High School Northeast of Atlanta is closed today and tomorrow last week the school gained national attention when photos of crowded hallways were posted on social media. The superintendent says the building will be deep clean after 9 cases of covid-19 working.

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He also says contact tracing will be performed with the help of the state's Health Department suspended voting in yesterday's gubernatorial primaries. Olivia rheingold has more wins elections commission unanimously Sunday to reschedule votes for some precincts. That's after voters across Puerto Rico. We did in long lines hoping. Ballots would arrive so that their polling places with open stomach never did in a statement the federal oversight board that managed funding for the vote blames the quote disrupt on issues with printing ballots by early afternoon, the two main political parties were calling for the local government to reschedule the primaries. The election commission says that any Precinct that didn't start by 1:45 p.m. Would reopen next Sunday for NPR news. I'm Olivia wrangled in San Juan Puerto, Rico from Washington.

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The French government says nearly three hundred million dollars was raised at a weekend emergency donor conference to help Lebanon recover from last week's massive Warehouse explosion in Beirut. It left more than 150 people dead thousands injured and left widespread destruction violence broke out in Belarus overnight in response to the latest presidential election results. The country's 5 term president has claimed another Landslide Victory NPR's lucianne. Kim says preliminary results show Alexander lukashenko receiving about 80% of the vote Police use flash bang grenades and tear gas to clear protesters out of the center of the capital Minsk the reports of injuries in arrest as demonstrators marched against an election. They say was massively rigged.

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President lukashenko in power since 1994. I put two opposition candidates in jail the wife of one of them unexpected rival huge crowds across the country. She appealed to both sides to stop the violence even as protesters planned new demonstrations, Lucy and Kim NPR news Moscow police in Hong Kong have arrested media Mogul Jimmy lie under the city's National Security Law imposed by China 2 months ago. I was arrested on suspicion of colluding with foreign powers. He's been a vocal critic of China's ruling Communist party and owns the Tabloid Apple Daily last year Li met with vice president Pence at the White House. I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington.
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