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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

 

Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations.

 

"The security and stability of each nation and all peoples, our prosperity, our health and our safety, are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out."

 

Meanwhile it’s not just the US that has outlined ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, the size of Norway, as part of a broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.

 

On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s Audie Cornish has more.

 

The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats on the committee are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats, like Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, expresses disappointment that the draft does not include a government-backed insurance option.

 

"We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable."

 

Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is set to pore through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.

 

ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

ACORN has been widely criticized after an undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how to evade the law. The non-profit says it's asked Scott Harshbarger to look into how the group provides services for low and moderate income people so it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger was a Boston attorney and has been discussed as a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat. There'll have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

 

New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market. The monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points.

 

This is NPR.

 

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today he hopes Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the West with inflammatory statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened. He is slated to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers would be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

 

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Robert Smith has more.

 

Burress stood in a Manhattan courtroom. His wife and young son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and then he was led out of the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career with the New York Giants. Burress snuck an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; the bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off for good behavior, Burress will likely to serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital, was not indicted. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

 

Parts of Georgia remain underwater today. Authorities say at least eight people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a stream tore the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

 

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 


 

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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Spear.
Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations. “The security and stability of each nation and all peoples -
our prosperity, our health and our safety - are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.” Meanwhile it’s not just the US to set this ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, the size of Norway, as a part of broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.


On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s A has more.
The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats in the committee are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats like Senator D of Michigan expressed her disappointment that the draft doesn't include government-backed insurance option.
“We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable.”
Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. A, NPR News, the Capitol.

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New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market. Monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home price rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up 8 points. The S&P 500 rose 7 points. This is NPR.

The brother of one of the three hikers being held by Iran said today that he hopes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the west for the ??? statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened, is ready to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there’s no reason to think the three hikers will be accompanying Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Roberts Smith has more.
Burress stood in a Manhattan court room. His wife and your son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and he was let up at the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident has already ended up his career with the New York Giants. Burress ??? an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off for good behavior, Burress will likely serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital, was not indicted. Roberts Smith, NPR News, New York.

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least 8 people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a steam torn the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man was still missing.

I’m Jack Spear, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.
  Speaking today at United Nation's climate summit, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat global climate change or * the responsibility to future generations. "The security and stability of each nation and all peoples, our prosperative, our health and our safety  are in jepody and the time we have to reverse this type is running out." Meanwhile, it's not just the US who is * ambitious to climate change goals, trying today pledge the plan to our trees to cover an area, the size of Norways, part of a boarder effort to * greeehouse gas emission.
  On Capital Hill, those ask a five-committee with the duty of drafting a healthcare bill has begun to debate. NPR's Audie Cornish has more.
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  Eight corn, the community groups that comes under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts attonery general * to conduct an inquiry to its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.
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  On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points. This is NPR.
  The borther of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today he hopes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad was recently angerd the West who was in * statements including his holy cost never happen, * to address the assembly tomorrow. The US Statement Department official said today there is no reason to think the three hikers will be a * to the Iranian president. Three University Carlifornia * students would * after they strained into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.
  Former Supre Bowl star * has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receivers was trying to * weapons possession after shooting himself at a night club. NPR's Robert Smith has more.
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  Hundreds of Georgia remain under water today. Authorities say at least eight people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims include Georgia * swept away after a * toward the family's * and several * whose car was washed off a road way. The Tennensee is still missing.
  I'm Jack Speer. NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Speaking today as the United Nation's climate summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the treat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations.

'The security and stability of each nations and all peoples -- our prosperity, our health and our safety -- are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.'

Meanwhile, it's not just the US / ambitious climate change goals, China today pledged to plan of trains to cover in area, the sides of Norway as part of broader effort to counter greenhouse gas missions.

On Capitol Hill, the last five committees with duty of dropping a health care bill has begun debate. NPR's Audie Cornish has more.

The trach/ bill taking out by the senate financial committee today requires ever US citizens to have coverage or face fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who / can't for insurance but democrats on the committee / already concerned they are too low. More over Democrats like Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan express appointment that draw / does not include government back insurance option.

'We need to make sure families have real choice of health insurance plans including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable.'

Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being two consulted attack payers. The committee is set to report through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.

ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger to conduct inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

ACORN has been widely criticized after undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and her prostitute. And had away the law. The non-profits says it's asked/ Scott Harshbarger to look into who the group why service for low in molder income people. So he can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger of Boston attorney and has been discussed a possible appoint deep to feel Ted Kennedy's vacant senate seats. For have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department inspect general investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own in ACORN's. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.  

New government index / today shows more scientists of stabilization in the housing market monthly index from the federal housing finance agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 3.01% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points.

This is NPR.  

The bronzer/ one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today, he hopes Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits to the United Nation's this week. Ahmadinejad who had recently anger the west within phlebotomy statement including his continued claims the holocaust never happen. His latest to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today  there is no reason to think the three hikers will be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkley students were detained effort they strained into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giant's / was charged with weapon's possession after shooting himself at a night club. NPR's Robert Smith has more.

Burress stood in a Manhattan courtroom, his wife and young son behind him. Burress softly apologizing for his mistake and he was led in a courtroom to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career with New York Giants, Burress's not get a unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off, the Burress with his five. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts, but he pleaded guilty to elisor charge, with time off good behavior, Burress will likely serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume is in NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate in Tony appears who was with Burress that night and /  into the hospital was not indicated. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Currents of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least eight people have died, its results of flooding in the Southeast of US. / included Georgia / targler swapped the way after strain toward the family's trailer into in several motorists who's car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee is still missing.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Spear.


Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations.

 

“The security and stability of each nation and all peoples -our prosperity, our health and our safety - are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.”

 

Meanwhile it’s not just the US to set out its ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, the size of Norway, as / part of a broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.

On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s
Audie Cornish has more.


The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats on the committee are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats like Senator
Debbie Stabenow of Michigan expressed / disappointment that the draft does not include government-backed insurance option.


“We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable.”
Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation.
Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.

ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

ACORN has been widely criticized after undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute and how to evade the law. The non-profit says it's asked Scott Harshbarger to look into how the group provides services for low and moderate income people so it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger is a Boston attorney and has been discussed as a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant senate seat. Though have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department’s inspect general is investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.
  


New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market. Monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up 8 points. The S&P 500 rose 7 points.

 

This is NPR.

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today / he hopes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the west for the informatory statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened. He’s ready to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers would be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Roberts Smith has more.


Burress stood in a Manhattan court room. His wife and young son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and he was let out of the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended / his career with the New York Giants. Burress snuck an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; the bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off for good behavior, Burress will likely serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital, was not indicted. Roberts Smith, NPR News, New York.

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least 8 people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a steam torn the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

I’m Jack Spear, NPR News in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Speaking today at the United Nation's climate summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet their responsibility to future generations.

'The security and stability of each nation and all peoples -- our prosperity, our health and our safety -- are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.'

Meanwhile, it's not just the US this hour the ambitious climate change goals, China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area the size of Norway, part of broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.

On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR's Audie Cornish has more.

The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can't afford insurance. But democrats on the committee are already concerned that they are too low. Moreover, Democrat senator like Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, expresses disappointment that the draft does not include government back insurance option.

'We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option, that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable.'

Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to tax payers. The committee is set to report through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.

ACORN, the community group that’s come under intense fire in recent weeks, has named former Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

ACORN has been widely criticized after undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and her prostitute and how to evade the law. The non-profit says it has asked Scott Harshbarger to look into how the group provides service for low and moderate income people. So it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger, a Boston attorney, has been discussed a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant senate seats. For him a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department inspector general investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.  

New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market, monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points.
This is NPR.  

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today, he hopes Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits to the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who had recently angered the west with an inflammatory statement including his continued claims—the holocaust never happened. He is lately to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers will be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkley students would attain after they strayed in Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapon's possession after shooting himself at a night club. NPR's Robert Smith has more.

Burress stood in a Manhattan courtroom, his wife and young son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and he was led out of the courtroom to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career with New York Giants, Burress snuck in an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off, the Burress with his five. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts, but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, with time off good behavior, Burress will likely serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume with career when he gets out. His former teammate Anthony Pierce, who was with Burress that night until into the hospital, was not indicted. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least eight people have died, as a result of flooding in the Southeast of US. The victims included a toddler swept away after stream toward the family's trailer into  several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Spear.

Speaking today at the Unit Nations climate summit in New York, president Obama pledged to make the issue for climate changed a key US an imitative, president said the initiation is determined against the threat of global climate changed in order meet the responsibility of future generations. “Its security and stability of each nation and all peoples, are possibility, are helpful are safety and jeopardy, and the time we have the revised type is running out.” Meanwhile it’s not just the US there are ambitions climate change goals, China today pledged to plant the trees to cover the area the sizes of Norway, as a part of broad effort to count the green gas emersions.

On Capital Hill, there are at least 5 committees was duty with drafting the health care bill has begun today. NPR's Audio Cornish has more.

The draft bill taken up by Senate Financial Committees today requires every US citizens to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes the subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but all Democratic on Committees are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats like Senator D of Michigan expressed her disappointment that the draft doesn't include government-backed insurance option. “We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable.” Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audio Cornish, NPR News, the Capital.

Acorn, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger to conduct inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

Acorn has been widely criticized after undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and her prostitute. And have evaded the law. The non-profits says it's asked Scott Harshbarger to look into who the group why service for low in molder income people. So he can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger of Boston attorney and has been discussed a possible appoint deep to feel Ted Kennedy's vacant senate seats. For have a lot of competition looking into Acorn’s operations, the Justice Department inspect general investigating what grants the group received from his agency and several states have also launched their own in Acorn’s. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.  

New government index today shows more scientists of stabilization in the housing market monthly index from the federal housing finance agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 3.01% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points.

This is NPR.  

The bronzer, one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today, he hopes Iranian President Mahomet Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits to the United Nation's this week. Ahmadinejad who had recently anger the west within phlebotomy statement including his continued claims the holocaust never happen. His latest is to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers will be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkley students were detained effort they strained into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giant's / was charged with weapon's possession after shooting himself at a night club. NPR's Robert Smith has more.

Burress stood in a Manhattan courtroom, his wife and young son behind him. Burress softly apologizing for his mistake and he was led in a courtroom to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career with New York Giants; Burress's not get a unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off, the Burress with his five. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts, but he pleaded guilty to elusory charge, with time off good behavior, Burress will likely serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume is in NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate in Tony appears who was with Burress that night and into the hospital was not indicated. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Currents of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least eight people have died, its results of flooding in the Southeast of US. It included Georgia tangle swapped the way after strain toward the family's trailer into in several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee is still missing.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Speaking today at the United Nation's climate summit in New York. President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation has determined to act against the threat of global climate change ? responsibility to future generations. The security and stability of each nation, and our peoples, our prosperity, our health and our safety are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this time is running out. Meanwhile it's not just the US ? ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area the size of Norway as part of a broad effort to counter green house gas emissions.  


On Capitol Hill, ? of five committees were ? of drafting a healthcare bill has begun to debate. NPR's Audie Cornish has more.


The draft bill taken up by the senator finance committee today requires every US citizen to have a coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can't afford insurance but democrats on the committee are already concern there are too low. Moreover democrats like senator ? of Michigan expressed disappointment that the draft is not included government back insurance option. We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable. Republicans on the committee say the bill will end being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pull through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish NPR News, the Capital.


ACORN, the community group that's come under intense firing in recent weeks says ? former Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger to conduct ? during its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.


ACORN has been widely criticized ? undercover videos shows some of its workers advising a couple, posing as ? and prostitute and how to evade the law. The non-profit says Scott Harshbarger to looking into how the group advise services for knowing a lot intern people so it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger in Boston attorney and has been discussed a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant senate seat. Though have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department inspector generals are investigating white ? from his agency and several states have also launched their own ?.  Pam Fessler NPR News Washington.   


New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in housing market. Monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nation-wide house prices rose three tenth of percent in July from the previous month.


On Wall Street today the Dow-Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up 8 points. The S&P 500 rose 7 points.


This is NPR.


The ? of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today he hopes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad who was recently anger the west for the ? statements including his continuing to claim the holocaust never happened. ? to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US Statement Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers will be accompanying the Iranian President. Three University of California Berkley students would effort ? in Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.


Former Superbowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with the weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR's Robert Smith has more.


? in Manhattan courtroom his wife and young son sat behind him, Burress spoke suffering apologizing for his mistake and it was night of the courtroom just start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career with the New York Giants. Burress ? a unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off, the bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pled guilty to a lesser charge the time off good behavior or else he's likely to serve 20 month in prison. He said he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night in talking to the hospital was not indicted. Robert Smith NPR News New York.


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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Spear.


Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations.



"
The security and stability of each nation and all peoples -our prosperity, our health and our safety - are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out."



Meanwhile it’s not just the US to set out its ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, the size of Norway, as part of the broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.

On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s Audie Cornish has more.


The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats on the committee are already concerning they are too low. Moreover Democrats,like Senator Debbie Stabenow,of Michigan expresse his appointment that the draft does not include government-backed insurance option.


"
We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable."
Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.

ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

ACORN has been widely criticized after undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute and how to evade the law. The non-profit says it's asked Scott Harshbarger to look into how the group provides services for low and moderate income people so it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger is a Boston attorney and has been discussed as a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant senate seat. Though have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department’s inspect general is investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.


New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market. Monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up 8 points. The S&P 500 rose 7 points.



This is NPR.

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today he hopes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the west for the informatory statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened. He’s ready to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers would be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Roberts Smith has more.


Burress stood in a Manhattan court room. His wife and young son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and he was let out of the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career with the New York Giants. Burress snuck an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; the bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off for good behavior, Burress will likely serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital, was not indicted. Roberts Smith, NPR News, New York.

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least 8 people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a steam torn the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

I’m Jack Spear, NPR News in Washington.
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[Homework]NPR 2009-09-23

From NPR news in Washington, I am Jack Spear.
Speaking today at the United Nations climate summit in New york, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative, President said the nation's determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations. The security and stability of each nation and all peoples are prosperity, our health and our safty are in jeopardy, and the time we have to reverse the tide is running out. Meanwhile, it's not just the US with the ambitious climate change goals, China today pledged on planned enough trees covered in these areas, the size of Norway is part of broader effort to counter green house gas missions.
On capital hill, the last of  five commitees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has began debate. NPR's Ardy Cornish has more. The draft bill taken up by the senator finance commitee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subcities to help those who can't afford insurance, but democrats ont he commitee already concerning they are too low. Moreover, democrats like senator Deby, of Michigan expressed his disappointment that the draft is not included the government backed insurance option. we need to make sure families have real choice of health insurance plans,  including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest, and keeps unions affortable. Republicans on the commitee say the bill will end up being too costly to tax payers. Commitee is said through more than 564 proposed menmend to the legislation. Ardy Cornish, NPR news, the capital.
Acorn, the community group that comes under intense firing in recent week, says name former Masachusetts attoney general to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's  reports. Acorn has been wildly criticized after undercovered video show some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute and how to invade the law. The non-profit says its harsh burger to look into how the group provide services for low and moderate  income people, so it can avoid similar problems in the future. harsh burger's a Boston attoney, has been discussed a posible point D to fill Ted Kennedy's facade sendency. There will have a lot of competition looking into Acorn's operations, the justice department suspector general investigating what grants the group receive from his agency, and several states have also lauched their own inquiries. NPR news, Washington.
New government index out today shows more signs of stablization in the housing market. Monthly index from the federal housing finance agency shows nationwide home prices grows 3-10% in July from the previous month.
On walstreet today the Dow Jones industrial average gain 51 points, closing at 9029, the NASDAQ was up 8 points, SAP 507 points, this is NPR.
The brothers of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today he hopes Iranian president Mahmond Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visited United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad was recently anger the west with a famitory statements including his continous claims the holo cost never happend, address the general assemble tomorrow, US department official said today there is no reason to think ithe three hikers would be a company the Irani president, three university of California, Berkeley students would be detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.
Former superbowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. the former US giant receiver was charged weapon possession after shooting himself at a night club. NPR's Robert Smith has more. Burress stood in Mahattan court room, his wife and young son sat behind him, Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake, and he was left the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career as a new york giant for his slaking unlicensed gun into a Mahattan night club. The gun went off, the bullet went through his thigh, orignally Burress was charged multible gun counts, but he played guilty to a lesser charge, with time-off for his good behvior, Burress was likely serve 20 month in prison. he said he hopes resume his left-out career when he gets out. His former teammate Antonio Pierce, who is with that night, drogen to the hospital ,was not indied. Robert Smith, NPR news, New York.
Parts of Georgia remained under water today. Authority say at least 8 people have died in result of flooding in the south easten US. included Georgia sweeped away after strim towards family's trailer and several motorists' car was washed off a roadway. a Tennesse seamen was still missing.
I am Jack Spear, NPR news in Washington.








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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.


Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations.

"
The security and stability of each nation and all peoples, our prosperity, our health and our safety, are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out."

Meanwhile it’s not just the US to design what ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, the size of Norway, aspart of a broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.
On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s Audie Cornish has more.
The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats on the committee are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats, like Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, expresses disappointment that the draft does not include a government-backed insurance option.


"
We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable."


Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.
ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

ACORN has been widely criticized after a undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute and how to evade the law. The non-profit says it's asked Scott Harshbarger to look into how the group provides services for low and moderate income people so it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger is a Boston attorney and has been discussed as a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat. Though have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department’s inspect general is investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market. The monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points.

This is NPR.

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said todayhe hopes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the West for the inflammatory statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened. He’s ready to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers would be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Robert Smith has more.

Burress stood in a Manhattan court room. His wife and young son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and he was led out of the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident had already endedhis career with the New York Giants. Burress snuck an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; the bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off for good behavior, Burress will likely to serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital, was not indicted. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least 8 people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a steam tore the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations.

"The security and stability of each nation and all peoples, our prosperity, our health and our safety, are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out."

Meanwhile it’s not just the US to design what ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, the size of Norway, aspart of a broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.
On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s Audie Cornish has more.
The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats on the committee are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats, like Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, expresses disappointment that the draft does not include a government-backed insurance option.


"We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable."

Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.
ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

ACORN has been widely criticized after a undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute and how to evade the law. The non-profit says it's asked Scott Harshbarger to look into how the group provides services for low and moderate income people so it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger is a Boston attorney and has been discussed as a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat. Though have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department’s inspect general is investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market. The monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points.

This is NPR.

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said todayhe hopes Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the West for the inflammatory statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened. He’s ready to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers would be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Robert Smith has more.

Burress stood in a Manhattan court room. His wife and young son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and he was led out of the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident had already endedhis career with the New York Giants. Burress snuck an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; the bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off for good behavior, Burress will likely to serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital, was not indicted. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least 8 people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a stream tore the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York,President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key USinitiative. President said the nation is determined to act against thethreat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility tofuture generations.

"The security and stability of each nation and all peoples, ourprosperity, our health and our safety, are in jeopardy. And the time wehave to reverse this tide is running out."

Meanwhile it’s not just the US to design what the ambitious climate changegoals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, thesize of Norway, as part of a broader effort to counter greenhouse gasemissions.

On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of draftinga health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s Audie Cornish has more.

The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requiresevery US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includessubsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats on thecommittee are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats,like Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, expresses disappointment thatthe draft does not include a government-backed insurance option.

"We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insuranceplans, including a public health insurance option that keeps privateinsurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable."

Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costlyto taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, theCapitol.

ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recentweeks has named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbargerto conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

ACORN has been widely criticized after a undercover video showed someof its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute andhow to evade the law. The non-profit says it's asked Scott Harshbargerto look into how the group provides services for low and moderateincome people, so it can avoid similar problems in the future.Harshbarger is a Boston attorney and has been discussed as a possibleappointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat. Though have a lotof competition looking into ACORN's operations, the JusticeDepartment’s inspect general is investigating what grants the groupreceived from his agency, and several states have also launched theirown inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in thehousing market. The monthly index from the Federal Housing FinanceAgency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from theprevious month.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P500 rose seven points.

This is NPR.

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today hehopes Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with himwhen he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who hasrecently angered the West for the inflammatory statements including hiscontinued claims the Holocaust never happened. He’s ready to addressthe General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said todaythere is no reason to think the three hikers would be accompanying theIranian president. Three University of California Berkeley studentswere detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two yearsin prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weaponspossession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Robert Smithhas more.

Burress stood in a Manhattan courtroom. His wife and young son satbehind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and then hewas led out of the courtroom to start serving a sentence. The accidenthad already ended his career with the New York Giants. Burress snuck anunlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; the bulletwent through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiplegun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off forgood behavior, Burress will likely / serve 20 months in prison. Hesays he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His formerteammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove himto the hospital, was not indicted.

Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least eightpeople have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. Thevictims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a stream
tore the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News, in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

 

Speaking today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama pledged to make the issue of climate change a key US initiative. President said the nation is determined to act against the threat of global climate change in order to meet our responsibility to future generations.

 

"The security and stability of each nation and all peoples, our prosperity, our health and our safety, are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out."

 

Meanwhile it’s not just the US that designs with ambitious climate change goals. China today pledged to plant enough trees to cover an area, the size of Norway, as part of a broader effort to counter greenhouse gas emissions.

 

On Capitol Hill, the last of five committees with the duty of drafting a health care bill has begun debate. NPR’s Audie Cornish has more.

 

The draft bill taken up by the Senate Finance Committee today requires every US citizen to have coverage or face a fine. The proposal includes subsidies to help those who can’t afford insurance but Democrats on the committee are already concerned they are too low. Moreover Democrats, like Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, expresses disappointment that the draft does not include a government-backed insurance option.

 

"We need to make sure families have a real choice of health insurance plans, including a public health insurance option that keeps private insurance companies honest and keeps premiums affordable."

 

Republicans on the committee say the bill will end up being too costly to taxpayers. The committee is said to pour through more than 564 proposed amendments to the legislation. Audie Cornish, NPR News, the Capitol.

 

ACORN, the community group that's come under intense fire in recent weeks has named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to conduct an inquiry into its operations. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

ACORN has been widely criticized after an undercover video showed some of its workers advising a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how to evade the law. The non-profit says it's asked Scott Harshbarger to look into how the group provides services for low and moderate income people so it can avoid similar problems in the future. Harshbarger was a Boston attorney and has been discussed as a possible appointee to fill Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat. Though have a lot of competition looking into ACORN's operations, the Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating what grants the group received from his agency, and several states have also launched their own inquiries. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

 

New government index out today shows more signs of stabilization in the housing market. The monthly index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows that nationwide home prices rose 0.3% in July from the previous month.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 51 points, closing at 9,829. The NASDAQ was up eight points. The S&P 500 rose seven points.

 

This is NPR.

 

The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today he hopes Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the United Nations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the West with inflammatory statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened. He slated to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officials said today there is no reason to think the three hikers would be accompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

 

Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison. The former New York Giants receiver was charged with weapons possession after shooting himself at a nightclub. NPR’s Robert Smith has more.

 

Burress stood in a Manhattan courtroom. His wife and young son sat behind him. Burress spoke softly, apologizing for his mistake and then he was led out of the court room to start serving a sentence. The accident had already ended his career with the New York Giants. Burress snuck an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub. The gun went off; the bullet went through his thigh. Originally Burress was charged with multiple gun counts but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. With time off for good behavior, Burress will likely to serve 20 months in prison. He says he hopes to resume his NFL career when he gets out. His former teammate, Antonio Pierce, who was with Burress that night and drove him to the hospital, was not indicted. Robert Smith, NPR News, New York.

 

Parts of Georgia remained underwater today. Authorities say at least eight people have died as a result of flooding in the southeastern US. The victims included a Georgian toddler swept away after a stream tore the family’s trailer in two and several motorists whose car was washed off a roadway. A Tennessee man is still missing.

 

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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The brother of one of the three hikers being held in Iran said today he hopes Iranian PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad brings the three with him when he visits the UnitedNations this week. Ahmadinejad, who has recently angered the West with inflammatory statements including his continued claims the Holocaust never happened. He is slated to address the General Assembly tomorrow. US State Department officialssaid today there is no reason to think the three hikers would beaccompanying the Iranian president. Three University of California Berkeley students were detained after they strayed into Iran while hiking in Iraq in July.

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Bromfield was slated to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...
He is slated to appear at the Cambridge Jazz Festival next year
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  • richard83

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