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Live from NPR news on Korva Coleman Postmaster General Lewis to Joy's testifying before senate committee as he faces criticism for delays in the US Postal Service to Joy says it is his sacred duty to ensure ballots mailed for the November election are delivered on time as we have until the election season. I want to assure this committee and the American public that the postal service is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation's election mail securely and Auntie some democratic lawmaker say they've gotten hundreds of complaints about delayed mail this summer including late benefit checks and delayed medications stocks open higher this morning one day after the NASDAQ index notched another record high and PR Scott Horsley reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now up about 80 points throughout the stock market rebound technology shares have led the way Thursday offered another good example of that two out of three stocks in the S&P 500 Index fell including energy and financial firms, but the overall index till

Without a game thanks to strengthen the technology sector the rally continued overnight in Asia markets were up in Shanghai Hong Kong South Korea and Japan ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft continue to operate in California today. Those companies had threatened to suspend business in the State Overnight rather than comply with the law saying drivers must be treated as employees rather than contractors and appeals court granted. The company's a temporary reprieve Scott Horsley NPR News, Washington 1 million students. It's one of the few large districts planning to welcome students back to class in person this fall but NPR's Anya kamenetz reports, there are threats of a teacher strike at the school district does not quickly an act major changes that occur in the virus pandemic New York. City's cases have declined to a level on par with countries in Europe and Asia that has safely reopen schools, but many details are still lacking in this

Who's reopening plan and this week the head of the city? Teacher Union Michael Mulgrew said they are prepared to go on strike in violation of state law unless a long list of new health and safety conditions are met these include testing every student and teacher before the start of school on the cabinet's NPR news New York, the National Hurricane Center so is tropical storm Laura has formed in the Atlantic Ocean is more than 200 miles east of the Caribbeans Leeward Islands forecasters warned that Laura could enter the Gulf of Mexico next week as a hurricane. They're watching a second tropical depression that could also move into the Gulf. Next week is a hurricane. Both hurricanes could make landfall on the US Gulf Coast next week on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at 84 points 27825. The NASDAQ is down more than a point at 11263.

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The NFL's Kansas City Chiefs say they're banning Native American headdresses clothing and face paint at Arrowhead stadium has Greg Eklund reports. The team will keep its name, but she comes the same week. They decided to limit fans for 22% of Arrowhead Stadium's capacity for their season opener why all the team has banned native american-themed headdresses and face painting the Chiefs say in a statement that the arrowhead chop is still under review. It's similar to chopping gestures used at home games for baseball's Atlanta Braves and college football Florida State Seminoles. Also to be determined is the use of the war drum which invited celebrities beat on before the opening kickoff for NPR to use. I'm Greg Acklin the wife of a Russian opposition leader is appealing to Russian officials to allow her sick husband to be moved to Germany for treatment opposition leader Alexei navalny suddenly felt

Yesterday supporters claim he has been poisoned his doctors in Siberia will not allow him to be transferred to Germany. They say that he is too sick to be moved around says the United States cannot demand that United Nations sanctions be resumed against tayron. The Trump Administration is trying to urge other nations to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but they have refused around says that the United States has no standing to demand this that's because the Trump Administration pulled out of the international or on nuclear Accord in 2018.

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