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Live from NPR news on Shea Stephens the Secret Service evacuated President Trump from the White House Press Room tonight after a shooting outside the building but NPR's Franco Ordonez reports that Trump continue briefing reporters a short time later the president told reporters. He was surprised when agents came in and told him he needed to leave there was an actual shooting and somebody's been taken to the hospital. I don't know the condition of the person the president said he was taken to the Oval Office area where you was told that someone had been shot by law enforcement but they never preached. The White House grounds u.s. Secret Service later confirm the officer-involved shooting on 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue a spokesman for the DC fire and Emergency Medical Services that a man shot at least once and with life-threatening injuries was taken to the hospital Franco Ordonez. NPR news. President Trump is still receiving push back over his executive orders.

To continue enhance jobless benefits and other coronavirus Aid treasury secretary. Steven mnuchin says most days will be able to carry out the plan. But Governor Gavin Newsom says the California is not one of those usually the federal government typically in times of emergency front the money recognizing the state constraints recognizing the scarcity of resources during any economic crisis snooze and says, there is no money from the previous karyczak to use for extended jobless benefits in his State me while there are no new talk schedule to resolve the stalemate that's holding up agreement on a new coronavirus relief package in Georgia Governor. Brian. Kemp says, he does not support a mandate for children to wear face masks in public schools as WABE Sam Whitehead reports thousands of Georgia students are already back in classrooms, and some of them have already tested positive for the new coronavirus, even if State officials continue to confirm thousands of new covid-19 cases daily.

Acquiring face mask to be a decision left up to local school districts, like most things and education. I'm a firm believer that the local governments know their school better than the state government. We've been handling things that way for a long time after a photo of a pact hallway at a Georgia went viral. The number of students at that school have tested positive for Coronavirus is also opposed at Statewide mask mandate and is suing the city of Atlanta over its decision to issue a local mask requirement for NPR news on Sam Whitehead in Atlanta nearly 5.1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with coronavirus since the pandemic began including more than a hundred sixty-three thousand who died according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University there now more than 20 million confirmed cases of the disease worldwide.

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The Trump Administration says it has identified radio spectrum use for radar defense systems that can be shared with commercial telecommunication providers without compromising National Security. The Pentagon plans to free up. Those are waves were high speed internet service and the FCC can begin auctions for the mid Vans Spectrum in December of next year. There is still no date for confirmation hearing for the Trump administration's controversial nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management NPR's Kirk Siegler reports that a letter to the president signed by the entire Democratic caucus urges that William Perry pendley be withdrawn from consideration the letter written by New Mexico Democrat Martin Heinrich charges. The penalty is unfit to manage. One of the nation's top public lands agencies do DUIs previous. Denial of climate change is work challenging the state of Montana is Public Access law for rivers and it's caused the sell-off federal public lands Heinrich sits on the Senate.

I need that would initially take up Henley's nomination. Republicans have not schedule the hearing even though the Trump Administration has sent over all of the required paperwork Democrats accused the GOP of stalling because three Western Republican Senators on the committee who would vote pendley up or down or in tight re-election races Kirk Siegler NPR news Boise. Lebanon's government has resigned following violent anti-government protests over its response with the explosion that killed it at least a hundred and sixty people and injured over 6,000 others last week in Beirut. The blast also left hundreds of thousands of people homeless, I'm Shakin Stevens. This is NPR news.
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