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The President Trum says he will immediately sign the massive coronavirus relief package once the Congress passes it. NPR's XX reports. After days of heated debate, the White House and Congressional leaders reportedly have struck a deal on a roughly two-trillion dollar measure.
The bill will expands on unemployment benefits and a create of 367-billion-dollar program to help small businesses keep making payroll for workers who are forced to stay home. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who has craft??? by partisan measures says it also includes direct payment for most Americans.
"This will be within the next three weeks, direct payments into most people's deposit accounts and for those who don't have it, we will be having the, the checks in the mail."
The Senate is close to voting on the measure. If it's approved, the bill goes next to the House. President Trump says he'll sign the legislation as soon as it reaches his desk.
WJ NPR news, Washington.

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A group of Senate Republicans is opposing the unemployment assistance provision of the coronavirus stimulus package that bumps up the amount jobless Americans can get. They say the provision would provide for another 600 dollars on top of what States currently provide for out-of-work people, getting the aid provides a decent sanit??? for people to go back to work once the crisis subside. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott said "We can not encourage people to make more money unemployment than we do in-employment".
The increased jobless benefits aparts??? nearly two-trillion-dollar relief package.

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The Senate's package includes 400 million to help states secure upcoming elections during the health crisis. NPR's XX has that story.
The bill will allow states to provide more mail and early voting opportunities and to make in person polling sites safer for voters. Elections in more than a dozen states have already been postponed due to concerns about the virus. Several states have also said they plan to send all voters applications for absentee ballots, so they don't have to show up in person. Still, Democrats and others are pushing for even more funding. The Brennan Center for Justice in New York estimates that at least $2 billion is needed to protect the elections from disruption during the pandemic. Postage alone for millions of absentee ballots could cost more than a half billion dollars.
PF NPR news.

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The weekly jobless numbers don't come out until tomorrow but evidence from states as anything to go by, it will be unlike anything seen in recent US history. State reports receiving tens of thousands of new claims of unemployment last week. Some economists are projecting it rather than a hundreds of thousands of claims. It could be as many as three million nationwide. So laid off workers may not even been counted this week because response system have been jammed at some states and unemployment websites have crashed.

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On Wall Street, a mixed close today, the DOW is up 495 points. The NASDAQ closed down 33 points
U R listening to NPR.

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Musician Eric Weissberg 埃里克•韦斯伯格 whose rendition 演奏 of the song "Dueling Banjos 班卓决斗" was featured in the movie "Deliverance 生死狂飙", has died at age 80 from complications of Alzheimer 阿尔兹海默症老年痴呆. His wife told the New York Times, as NPR AL explains. She delivers??? Weissberg help bring BLUEGRASS 兰草音乐 grass to the mainstream.
The scene from 1972's elegance is famous, a guy playing a susic??? guitar, and a cape?? sitting in a porch, playing the banjo, tread legs on tune.
The song "Dueling Banjos" went to number two on the Billboard hot-100. The song's original writer, auther?? guitar, Bugi Smith wasn't credited and won a settlement from the film studios.
Eric Weissberg was born in New York City and became the central figure in the booming folk music scene of the 1960s. As a site musician, his playing was featured on records by everyone from Judy Collins, to John Danver's "Take Me Home, Country Road".
AL NPR news.

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The Justice Department says it is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block trans-gender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in inner sgalistic??? sports. Attorney General William Barr in a file argued this week a state policy allowing athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify violates Tittle 9, the federal law, that allows girls equal education opportunities including in athletics. State Athletics Conference however disagrees argument policies in accordance of both federal law and a state law that requires public school students to be treated according to their gender identity.
I'm JS NPR news in Washington.
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The President Trump says he will immediately sign the massive coronavirus relief package once the Congress passes it. NPR's XX reports. After days of heated debate, the White House and Congressional leaders reportedly have struck a deal on a roughly two-trillion dollar measure.
The bill will expands on unemployment benefits and to create a 367-billion-dollar program to help small businesses keep making payroll for workers who are forced to stay home. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who help craft the bipartisan measures says it also includes direct payments for most Americans.
"This will be within the next three weeks, direct payments into most people's deposit accounts and for those who don't have it, we will be having the, the checks in the mail."
The Senate is close to voting on the measure. If it's approved, the bill goes next to the House. President Trump says he'll sign the legislation as soon as it reaches his desk.
WJ NPR news, Washington.

A group of Senate Republicans is opposing the unemployment assistance provision in the coronavirus stimulus package that bumps up the amount jobless Americans can get. They say the provision would provide for another 600 dollars on top of what States currently provide for out-of-work people. Getting the aid provides a dis incentive for people to go back to work once the crisis subsides. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott said "We can not encourage people to make more money unemployment than we do in-employment".
The increased jobless benefits are part of a nearly two-trillion-dollar relief package.

The Senate's package includes 400 million to help states secure upcoming elections during the health crisis. NPR's XX has that story.
The bill will allow states to provide more mail and early voting opportunities and to make in person polling sites safer for voters. Elections in more than a dozen states have already been postponed due to concerns about the virus. Several states have also said they plan to send all voters applications for absentee ballots, so they don't have to show up in person. Still, Democrats and others are pushing for even more funding. The Brennan Center for Justice in New York estimates that at least $2 billion is needed to protect the elections from disruption during the pandemic. Postage alone for millions of absentee ballots could cost more than a half billion dollars.
PF NPR news.

The weekly jobless numbers don't come out until tomorrow but as the anecdotal evidence from states as anything to go by, it will be unlike anything seen in recent US history. State reports receiving tens of thousands of new claims of unemployment last week. Some economists are projecting it rather than a hundreds of thousands of claims. It could be as many as three million nationwide. So laid off workers may not even been counted this week because response system have been jammed at some states and unemployment websites have crashed.

On Wall Street, a mixed close today, the DOW is up 495 points. The NASDAQ closed down 33 points
U R listening to NPR.

Musician Eric Weissberg 埃里克•韦斯伯格 whose rendition 演奏 of the song "Dueling Banjos 班卓决斗" was featured in the movie "Deliverance 生死狂飙", has died at age 80 from complications of Alzheimer 阿尔兹海默症老年痴呆. His wife told the New York Times, as NPR AL explains. In "Deliverance", Weissberg help bring BLUEGRASS 兰草音乐 to the mainstream.
The scene from 1972's "Deliverance" is famous, a guy playing an Acoustic Guitar, and a kid sitting on a porch, playing the banjo, tread legs on tune.
The song "Dueling Banjos" went to number two on the Billboard hot-100. The song's original writer, auther?? guitar, Bugi Smith wasn't credited and won a settlement from the film studios.
Eric Weissberg was born in New York City and became the central figure in the booming folk music scene of the 1960s. As a site musician, his playing was featured on records by everyone from Judy Collins, to John Danver's "Take Me Home, Country Road".
AL NPR news.

The Justice Department says it is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block trans-gender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic校际的 sports. Attorney General William Barr in a file argued this week a state policy allowing athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify violates Tittle 9, the federal law, that allows girls equal education opportunities including in athletics. State Athletics Conference however disagrees argument policies in accordance of both federal law and a state law that requires public school students to be treated according to their gender identity. 得从头捋捋
I'm JS NPR news in Washington.
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