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Live from NPR news on Shea Stephens, Joe Biden has accepted his nomination for president closing out the Democratic National Convention as NPR's Mara liasson reports Biden's message was one of Hope and unity. It was a shift in tone. He talked about how America is a decent good people just like him and there's nothing we've been able to accomplish if we didn't do it together and that's what he's talking about unifying America his first order of business. He kept on saying on day one was to deal with the virus to have rapid testing to go get the virus under control so that the economy can open and so the schools can reopen Mara liasson before hitting the head of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention says he's worried about a third wave of coronavirus infection of the prostate you ask NPR's Rob Stein has two tails CDC director Robert Redfield made his comments during a livestream question-and-answer session sponsored by the American Medical Association, Redfield City.

Encourage that infection seem to be slowing in some hot spots in the Sunbelt particularly, Arizona, but now he's concerned about the virus spreading in the midwest in the hardware. We need to prevent that. Making sure people to things like we're Mass wash your hands frequently and keep their distance from other people, especially indoors Rob Stein NPR news more than 1 million Americans file claims for unemployment benefits last week following declines in the previous two weeks. The figures are just the economy is still fragile is Coronavirus infections continue Economist, Julianne. Malveaux says there has been an economic recovery for the well-off including those working from home, but not for others efforts to the height of these people stock market is doing very well.

So what business news reports the stock market is soaring. They're leaving out half of the story. What about the other people from fires still raging across Northern California threatening thousands of homes. The Blazers have now claimed at least three lives the University of California at Santa Cruz as ordered mandatory evacuations of students and staff California. Governor, Gavin Newsom says, the wildfires are being fueled by intense heat and lightning strikes and are clear evidence of climate change. Former White House adviser. Steve Bannon has pleaded not guilty to swindling hundreds of thousands of people who donated money for construction of a southern border wall. He was arrested early today aboard a luxury yacht off the coast of Connecticut prosecutor Steve Bannon and three others ran a fundraising scheme online that raised more than 25 million dollars a criminal complaint says most of that money never made it to the wall. This is in

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American Airlines is dropping flights to 15 US cities when a federal requirement to serve those communities expires in October American says, it will consider other changes unless the federal government provides more money to the embattled industry the carrier receive 5.8 billion dollars in federal aid after the pandemic began.

It also has applied for an additional Federal Loan of 4.9 billion dollars.

Former top executive at Uber is facing criminal charges for allegedly covering up a massive data breach NPR Shannon Bond reports that prosecutors say the company's former Chief security officer arranged a $100,000 pay off to the hackers safe from hackers. But Federal prosecutors say he concealed a hack that affected 57 million people us attorney. David Anderson brought the charges of obstructing justice and concealing a felony will not tolerate. We will not tolerate prosecutors say Sullivan pay the hackers $100,000 to hide the breach a spokesman for Sullivan says, there's no merit to the charges Uber did disclose the breach and fired Sullivan as Chief security officer, but only a year after it happened prosecutors say that delay allowed to hackers to attack other companies, if convicted felon and faces up to eight years in prison Shannon Don's NPR News, San Francisco.

Wall Street stocks closed higher with the Dow Jones Industrials gain E46 points the NASDAQ Rose 118 US futures are higher in after-hours trading. This is NPR news.
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