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NPR News: 08-26-2020 6AM ET

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Live from NPR news on Korva Coleman there was violence again overnight in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The sheriff says three people were shot and two of them have been killed as follows large protests after Sunday's Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Lake a black man whose family says he is now paralyzed from the waist down Rachel Vasquez of Wisconsin Public Radio. Does Kenosha law enforcement are now looking for the shooter or shooters from last night. We know that the investigation into the shootings is focused on a group of protesters, who was there a group of private civilians, who were there armed and said that they wanted to protect private property country over the shooting on Sunday of Jacob's Lake. These protests have been in Los Angeles Minneapolis and Washington DC.

The National Hurricane Center is now warning that hurricane. Laura could be a category 4 storm by the time it makes landfall on the US Gulf Coast top Windsor now 110 miles per hour and will strengthen remember station wrkf in Baton Rouge Paul. Braun has more the storm is expected to make landfall near the texas-louisiana border around 1 a.m. Thursday, but Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards warned that Coastal communities could experience hurricane-force winds by early Wednesday afternoon people in Southwest, Louisiana and need to be where they intend to ride this storm out and they need to be posture accordingly with their families mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for Calcasieu in Cameron Parish is which have some of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the state Edwards urged evacuees to drive their family to Safety in their own cars if it all possible and to stay in a motel or with relatives to avoid large congregate shelters.

Where the virus could spread more easily for NPR news Don polvoron in Baton Rouge speakers at the second night of the Republican National Convention worked to shore up loyal Republican supporters NPR's off Mohamed reports. This was again and unusual evening.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo broke with norms and delivered a convention speech from Jerusalem the president conducted an official naturalization ceremony first lady Melania Trump delivered and unusual speech was one of the only speakers to express sympathy for those who lost loved ones to covid-19 and she acknowledged the racial unrest in the country. It was a message that seems at odds with some of her husband's tone. But still she made a case for his second term whether you like it or not.

And that is because he's an authentic person full of this country and its people NPR news.

Firefighters in California continue to work against some of the States worst wildfires on record tens of thousands of people remain evacuated the complex incident burning North of San Francisco is scorched about 550 square miles. So has another complex fire burning in central California. The Trump Administration says George's response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to lag much of the country, Georgia. Governor is rejecting recommendations from the White House on how to slow it spread from Ember station WABE, Sam Whitehead reports the latest nearly twice the national average of new coronavirus infections for every 100,000 people. And then if the rate of new cases is the second highest in the country and while the report acknowledges improvements Plumbing. Infections and lowering the number of positive coronavirus tests that cause those gains fragile and says the progress needs to accelerate the taskforce reiterated calls.

State officials to increase mitigation efforts like instituting a mask mandate for hot spots for Governor. Brian Kemp has repeatedly declined level action leaving those decisions the local officials for NPR news. I'm Sam Whitehead in Atlanta. The US Supreme Court has declined to stay the federal execution of Les Mount Mitchell it set for today in the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mitchell is scheduled to become the fourth federal inmate to be put to death this year. He is a member of the Navajo Nation Tribal officials of jet to his death penalty.

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