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NPR News: 08-11-2020 6AM ET

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Live from NPR news. I'm Korva Coleman a rear window event known as a derecho slammed across much of the middle part of the us on Monday the storms affect spread from Iowa and Nebraska to Southern Wisconsin. It flipped cars through down trees and tore roofs off houses. The derecho views as powerful as a hurricane, but the Squall line of storms does not have an eye some gusts were about 100 miles an hour. Joie kampen lives north of Des Moines, Iowa, which saw some of the worst damage like tree limbs.

straight when I was waiting for a window to break and

it went on for at least an hour. She spoke to woi-tv at least 97,000 schilderen in the US tested positive for the coronavirus during the last two weeks of July and beer is Corey Turner has more on the findings by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. The increase represents a 40% surge in the nation's total number of child Cove in cases since the beginning of the pandemic nearly 340,000 children have tested positive for the disease representing roughly 9% of all u.s. Cases through July. This recent rise in child cases according to the report was fueled largely by state in the South and West some of the largest increases came in, Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Montana and Alaska in spite of the uptick the data also reinforce a bit of good news that most children do not appear to get badly sick with the disease according to the report the hospital.

Haitian rate for children among the states that reported data increased only slightly since June and remains low at just 1.4% Cory Turner NPR News 5 states are holding primary elections today including Wisconsin as my own silver a member station wuwm report election officials in Wisconsin. Hope today is voting for State offices. He's smoother than the April presidential primary. There's been about nine times the number of mail in ballot request Statewide than in previous August primaries, the deadline for both in person and mail-in voting is 8 p.m. In Milwaukee butt facials least a vacant office building for mail-in ballot counting does Clearwood all vote head of the city's Election Commission and it takes up literally ate an entire city block where we can safely have about 250 election workers.

Instead of 5 voting centers like in April at polling places. There are safety protocols, like plexiglass tape every 6 ft and disinfectant for NPR news. I'm ion silver in Milwaukee. This is NPR news.

The Secret Service says an agent shot and wounded a man outside the White House Monday. The service says the man had told the agent he was armed and then moved aggressively the man and an agent were both transported to the hospital after the shooting the man had life-threatening injuries in Colorado several wildfires are burning in the Northwestern part of the state. They include the pine Gulch fire near Grand Junction, Colorado Public radio's stina sieg reports. The separate Grizzly fire has quickly consumed 1300 acres and caused a lot of problems the Grizzly Creek Fire caused the evacuation of at least a hundred hikers from Scenic Glenwood Canyon and the closure of Interstate 70. The state's main East-West artery David void public information officer for the White River National Forest says, it's unknown when the interstate will reopen or when firefighters will get a handle on the blaze very challenging train and it's very challenging conditions.

Where is dry right now is we have been in the last 10 years Cruise are facing similar conditions at the pine Gulch fire about a hundred miles west it exploded in size over the past few days for NPR news. I'm stina sieg in Grand Junction Colorado or California state judge has ruled that ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft must reclassify their workers does employees not contractors that would guarantee benefits such as overtime and sick leave. The order has been suspended for 10 days. Hoober says that it plans to appeal.

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