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NPR News: 08-19-2020 11PM ET

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My Forum NPR news on Shea Stephens Kamala Harris is now the Democratic party's official nominee for vice president. Harris is also the first black woman to run on a major party presidential ticket niewald former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton use the third night of the democratic party's National Convention to urge voters not to take the November election for granted and they are sending Green Glass reports for years ago this summer Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major party's nomination for president the former first lady and Secretary of State nodded at that Milestone tonight noting this week is the hundredth anniversary of women's suffrage in the US but her loss to Donald Trump is still fresh and an animating Force for many Democrats who won him from the Oval Office for 4 years. People have told me I didn't realize how dangerous he was. I wish I could do it all over or worst. I should have voted.

look this can't be another Woulda Coulda Shoulda election Democrats and carry through to election day stained glass NPR news former President Obama toe convention viewers that the stakes are high Obama says the people in power are counting on Americans to be cynical and to stay in home in November house Democrats are in their proposal to reverse any changes in postal services ahead of the November election, but NPR's Windsor Johnston reports that lawmakers are also questioning whether the postal service is prepared to Hound you a huge influx of mail-in ballots house is expected to vote on a bill that would provide the postal service with 25 billion dollars to cover revenue losses reverse service and operational changes require that all election-related mail including ballots be treated as first class to ensure their delivered on time Postmaster General Louis dejoy & Ally of the Trump campaign has been

YouTube working with the administration to deliberately sabotaged the Postal Service ahead of the election and Reporting healthcare workers say they're still having trouble finding personal protective equipment including n95 masks more from NPR still Rose just like in March when coronavirus cases Spike for the first time healthcare workers across the country say they still can't find enough protective equipment masks gloves gowns and thermometers are still scares and prices are high. Dr. Susan Bailey is president of the American Medical Association businesses, everyone that trying to reopen needs PPE and we're all competing for the same small supply for bigger hospitals with deeper Pockets, but smaller medical offices and Clinics say it's hard to find ppei prices. They can afford Joel Rose NPR news NPR

Federal fire officials say resources are being stretched thin I made efforts to contain dozens of major wildfires in California. And other Western State is NPR's Kirk Siegler reports fire managers of the national preparedness level to the highest Mark fire officials at the National interagency Fire Center in Boise are going to a level five citing a heavy commitment of federal incident command team and other relief Crews to multiple regions of the country at once on this is not an unprecedented move. However, it is kind of early in the year, especially since wildfires and more coastal areas of California don't historically get as big as they are now until fall at least 80% of all the available teams and cruise in the US are now deployed Federal officials here are warning some of the largest wildfires in Colorado and California right now have the potential to exhaust all resources resources that are already stretched thin due to the pandemic Kirk Siegler NPR news Boise. They were hundreds of fires burning across California and Loan

Two dozens of them are massive blazes that are raging out of control and thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, at least 50 structures have been destroyed crews are working under grueling conditions one pilot died. When a helicopter. He was using to dump water on a fire crash in Fresno County Governor Gavin Newsom blames the California fires on lightning strikes and the Region's Heat Wave Wall Street Stock close lower today. The Dow Jones Industrials fell 85 points, but as I can posit index lost 64 and the S&P 500 dipped 14

I'm Shay Stevens. This is NPR news.
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