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Live from NPR news on Shea Stephens presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris. They they're ready for a battle over the economy Healthcare and the soul of a Nation at a joint appearance Wednesday in Delaware NPR Scott horsting report that both candidates indicated their prepare for an ugly campaign heading into November obiden said the highlight of the fact that that President Trump very quickly attacked Kamala Harris when he held a White House briefing shortly after her pick was a noun but in saying it was no surprise that Trump would attack Harrison use phrases like nasty. That's something that he repeatedly uses to attack women women of color in particular Biden to highlight that saying we are going to fight back to Scott detrow in Wilmington by noted that is joint appearance with Harris came on the 3rd anniversary of the deadly clash between neo-nazis and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee is calling for an investigation into the decision to end the 2020 census 1 month early as in Paris haunted Lewan report the move raises the risk that people of color immigrants another historically undercounted groups will be left out. The Census Bureau says counting is set to end on September 30th because of the Trump Administration directive to reduce census results needed for redistributing seats in Congress to the president by the end of this year as required by federal law, but in a letter to the Commerce Department Inspector General that science NPR's reporting Senator Jeanne Shaheen New Hampshire says that she believes that decision was quote driven by expert opinions of career center employees, but by external pressure from the White House and the Department of Commerce for perceived political gain unquote group missiles at the bureau have said they need Congress to pass extensions for senses deadlines because of delays caused by the pandemic on Google. Login, PR News, New York.

Immigration and Customs enforcement officials are disclosing details on the death of a seventy-year-old detainee in Georgia from Member station. WABE Roxanne Scott has that Jose Guillen Vega from Costa Rica died Monday night of cardiac arrest due to covid-19 complications according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement was in state prison in North Carolina for nearly 20 years for statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. I took custody of him upon his release in July and he was sent to the Southwest Georgia Detention Center a man identifying himself. Again Vegas Sunset along with being elderly his father had underlying health conditions and the family plan to take legal action in a statement. I said is committed to the Health and Welfare of those in custody and is undertaking an agency-wide review of the death for NPR news. I'm Roxanne Scott in Atlanta are lower in after-hours trading Asian Shares are mixed. This is NPR.

Hundreds of structures have been evacuated in parts of Northern Los Angeles County a wildfire broke out there Wednesday afternoon near Lake Hughes and quickly consumed more than 10,000 acres remember station KPCC. Jacob Margolis has more it's been dry and hot with temperatures approaching triple digits. So it wasn't surprising when a wildfire broke out. What was surprising was how fast it spread through the Steep mountainous terrain as trees and brush burn a column of smoke grew so large that it was visible from at least 100 miles away four different fire agencies responded quickly with ground Crews air tankers and helicopters. The good news is it's not too windy currently. So hopefully that'll give them a Fighting Chance. The bad news is that there's a lot of fuel to burn in that area and the fire weather is expected to continue as temperatures hover around the low 100s through the next week for NPR news on Jacob Margolis in Los Angeles.

Row inmate are asking a judge to delay his execution while they argue whether the procedure would be consistent with Arizona law lesbian. Mitchell is scheduled to die on August 26th at the federal prison in Indiana where he's being held Mitchell a member of the Navajo Nation was convicted of a 2001 double murder on tribal land is the only Native American on federal death row defense attorneys say, they're also seeking clemency signing the Navajo nation's long-standing opposition to the death penalty.

I'm Shay Stevens. This is NPR news.
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