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NPR News: 08-15-2020 3AM ET

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Live from NPR news underwear ROM the inspector General's Office of the US Postal Service is investigating reports of service disruptions Congressional Democrats. Say the new Postmaster General has imposed budget cuts and other changes that have delayed mail deliveries. And this may affect the November election when more people are expected to vote by mail former President, Barack Obama says Americans have seen Republicans try to suppress the vote in the past, but it's different this time. What we've never seen before is a president say I'm going to try to actively kneecap the Postal Service encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I'm doing it is interviewed on the podcast campaign HQ. Arizona's top election official as as that State's Attorney General to look into claims. The Trump Administration is attempting to slow down the Postal Service Scott board from Member station.

Kjzz reports Arizona Secretary of State Democrat Katie Hobbs is asking the State Attorney General's election Integrity office to investigate whether the Trump Administration is violating a state law on mail-in ballots Hobbs said Trump's recent statement on Fox News was evidence that the president was conspiring to hinder Arizona's mail-in voting system at the Postal Service doesn't have resources. Then people can't go by mail and we think that warrants an investigation mail. Arizona's attorney general Republican Mark brnovich said his office reviews every complaint regardless of Merit for NPR news. I'm Scott borek in Phoenix several on fire hazard can seem to grow in Colorado. The pine Gulch fire is now in the top five largest wildfires in the states recorded history from Member station kunc decimal boil has more

More than 700 Personnel are working to contain the pine Gulch fire. Also, Governor Jared Polis is Interstate 70 the main thoroughfare through Colorado will likely remain closed through the weekend because of the Grizzly Creek Fire firefighting Command Center on Friday the top higher priority of the entire nation right now. So resources are coming from around the country smaller fires were recently spark near Denver and Fort Collins. Mostly threatening camping areas air quality is poor throughout the state on dry weather is expected to remain through the weekend with little rain in the forecast for NPR news on Desperate O'Boyle in Greeley, Colorado. I'm major Wildfire continues to Vernon California north of Los Angeles. It's threatening thousands of homes hundreds of residents already have been forced to leave it began Wednesday in the Angeles National Forest and has burned more than 17,000 Acres since then.

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President Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey yesterday. He spoke to hundreds of police officers from New York City. He told them that no one will be safe and America Democrat Joe Biden beats him in November's presidential election a settlement for free candy has been reached in a class action lawsuit against pennsylvania-based company just born Tyler Pratt from Member station wlv are reports the company known for making peace has been accused of shortchanging customers their fair share of two other popular candy if you bought boxes of Mike and Ike or Hot Tamales candy between 2013 and summer of this year the lawsuit alleges. You probably did not get what you paid for. The settlement resolves a class action alleging the packaging had too much empty space and not enough candy with the plaintiffs argue with misleading to customers just born denies the allegations, but they are offering

Signs of the $8 a person if you kept your receipts, if you didn't then you can claim free candy up to eight boxes on the honor System for NPR news on Tyler in Bethlehem State authorities in Georgia have closed Stone Mountain Park to the public today fearing trouble the park features a huge rock carving of leaders of the Confederacy white supremacists, and other right-wing groups had planned a rally there other groups had planned to show up to protest them last year the park also closed down rather than allow a similar event. I'm Nora raum NPR news.
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