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NPR News: 08-24-2020 5AM ET

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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly the Republican National Convention kicks off today in Charlotte North Carolina. And PR is Franco Ordonez says President Trump plans to be there this afternoon. The White House is being Coy about the president's specific plans only acknowledging that it will be stopping in Charlotte during a swing through the Carolinas but multiple Outlets report. He's expected to make an appearance at the convention Trump is expected to be involved in all four nights at the convention which will largely be virtual but his big speech is Thursday when he will accept the nomination from the south lawn of the White House. That's empty ours Franco Ordonez a federal judge in Pennsylvania is delaying consideration of a lawsuit filed by President Trump's re-election campaign, Emily previti with member station witf reports US District Court, Judge J. Nicholas ranjan could resume consideration of the case before the presidential election, but in an order filed Sunday,

He makes it clear that won't happen unless there's a conclusion or delay in similar lawsuits in Pennsylvania state courts. The Trump campaign is Seeking a ban on drop boxes for mail ballots and accepting ballots sent without a second internal secrecy envelope and wants rules for campaign poll Watchers relaxed so that any Pennsylvania voter can serve in that capacity at any polling location in the state for NPR news Emily previti in Harrisburg. Tropical storm. Marco was expected to make landfall this afternoon along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center in Florida says widespread coastal flooding is expected for Marco. It's work has to bring up to a foot of rain and a storm surge of 326 ft behind Marco is tropical storm Laura. It's expected to strengthen into a hurricane before likely coming ashore in Louisiana by Wednesday night firefighters from at least 10 other states are helping to battle ongoing wildfires in California.

The National interagency Fire Center says nearly 30 large fires are burning in the state animal Stafa with member station. KQED says one of the fires in Northern California is the second largest on record in the state the fire started in after a series of lightning strikes over 1,000 structures have been destroyed or damaged Cal Fire spokesperson. Jeff Trombley says fire Personnel have more than doubled, but he says they're still severely understaffed here to help us under normal conditions. Where is right now? We're looking at 1500. So, you know when we'll be able to get that number. We may never get that number, so that will certainly be a challenge with additional storms forecast for Tuesday specials are preparing for significant spread for NPR news on animal stuffer in Napa County.

A nighttime curfew is in effect in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That's where hundreds of people converged on city streets last night to protest a police shooting that left a black man injured. He was later Taken to a hospital in Milwaukee about 40 miles away fires were set on some streets and police in riot gear were deployed in Portland, Oregon last night police declared a riot and use tear gas to disperse protesters who set up police precinct on fire demonstrators have been on the streets of Portland might leave for almost three months in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis musician. Justin Townes Earle has died and Tiaras Neda ulaby says the cause of death for the 38 year-old performer was not disclosed royalty is that all country star Steve Earle that the musician had earned a developed following on his own merits

The coordinate plane Studio albums including Harlem River Blues from 2010 that albums from Memphis reputation and he earned several meaningful industry Awards. But real life was far from Charmed. He struggled with addiction and was open about his attempts to recover and his relapse has his fans expresso Devastation online his family wrote that they hope the music of Justin Townes Earle will continue to guide those it touched on their Journeys living NPR news stock market closed higher today the Hang sang in Hong Kong finished at a 1-month. Hi, I'm Dave Mattingly NPR news in Washington.
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