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NPR News: 08-20-2020 4AM ET

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My from NPR news on Shea Stephens Kamala Harris is now the official Democratic nominee for vice president making history as the first woman of color on a major party ticket during her acceptance. Speech Harris urge Democrat to find a way to vote in November warning that those in power are hoping they don't why don't they want us to vote? Why is there so much effort to silence our voices and the answer is because when we vote things change when we vote things get better for you or is that the nation cannot afford to relax President Trump for close to four years now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work.

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No interest in finding common ground no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends.

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No interest in treating the presidency is anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves station is the Party's candidate for president. Some Democrats are expressing skepticism that Postmaster General Louis dejoy will keep his promise to reverse is cost cutting measures and Tiaras Windsor Johnston the force of the house or something ailing a bill to reverse any changes to Postal Services ahead of the election, even though he has temporarily suspended recent operational changes at the Postal Service many Democrats and some Republicans are concerned that the agency is not equipped to handle a big influx of mail-in ballots ahead of the election bill proposed by house Democrats would reverse recent changes including cutbacks in overtime and block the agency from implementing any others that would alter postal service levels through January. It would also require same-day processing for mailing.

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Salads to Joy a major donor to the Trump campaign is accused of working with the administration to deliberately undermine USPS President. Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to fraud Windsor Johnston NPR News Washington hundreds of wildfires are still raging across California and they've destroyed dozens of homes and prompted thousands of evacuations. And Gavin Newsom is blaming the Region's persistent Heatwave and thousands of lightning strikes 23 all up and down the state of California that we Marquez cortical major fires hundreds of fires throughout the state of California because of this extraordinary weather that were experiencing and all of these lightning strikes a pilot died in the crash of a helicopter that was dumping water on a blaze yesterday in central California. Another major fire jumped in Interstate blocking traffic in both directions near Sacramento Asian stock market shares close down 1%

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US futures are down a fraction. This is NPR.

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Russian opposition figure Alexei navalny is in a coma after getting sick of order fly from Siberia to Moscow a spokeswoman says he drank some tea suspected of containing poison. The bonding is hospitalized in the city of arms where his plane made an emergency landing today from the World Health Organization shows that the burden of coronavirus infection is Shifting towards younger people as NPR's penguin report. It's probably because they're bored and socializing positive for the coronavirus who analyze data from 6 million cases reported in recent months, they found big increases and the number of people under age 25 confirmed with the coronavirus. Maria van car called a top scientist with who says the likeliest cause is social behavior and I think this is being driven by the fact that some societies are opening up and younger adults are going about their lives and they're coming into contact with others between outbreaks and nightclubs and entertain

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Types of situations young healthy people are more likely to have few or no symptoms but Health officials warn that young people have died from the disease and the long-term impact of the illness even in those that recover unknown ping pong NPR news a former FBI attorney has pleaded guilty to falsifying a document involving the bureau's probe of former Trump campaign eight core page Kevin clinesmith admits adding words to a CIA email that the FBI used in Seeking a warrant to wiretap page in the early stages of the Russia probe. Kleinsmith will be a sentence in December. This is NPR news.
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