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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

9/19/2019
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Saudi Arabia presents bits of wreckage as evidence. They're blaming Iran for the attack on their oil facilities. How could the administrations in Washington and Riyadh respond? An old photo shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in brownface. What are the circumstances surrounding that picture? Also, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the second time this year. It's a move the Fed typically makes to ward off recession. What's the move suggest about the near future of...

Duration:00:13:06

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

9/18/2019
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Results are too close to call in Israel's elections. Is Benjamin Netanyahu's political future in peril? Two defense department officials tell NPR they have images of Iran setting up drones and missiles. How certain can they be that those weapons were used to strike a Saudi oil facility? The governor of California warns the president to back off. But the Trump administration is set to revoke the state's power to set auto emission standards.

Duration:00:17:53

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

9/17/2019
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Evidence from the attacks on Saudi oil facilities has Iran analysts worried. So what might the Trump administration do if Iran is found responsible? We haven't heard much about the Mueller report since Robert Mueller's testimony in July. But today the president's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski goes before a house committee. What questions do lawmakers have? And Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is at stake today. Israelis vote again after the prime minister failed to form a...

Duration:00:14:43

Monday, September 16th, 2019

9/16/2019
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Tens of thousands of General Motors auto workers nationwide joined the picket line this morning. Union leaders say a deal is not close. So what demands aren't being met? Drone attacks on a massive oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia have sent the price of oil surging. President Trump says the United States is "locked and loaded." But it's not clear who is behind the attack. What happens next as tensions in the gulf remain high? And Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has...

Duration:00:12:58

Friday, September 13th, 2019

9/13/2019
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Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage in Houston. How did they distinguish themselves? Biden continues to tout his partnership with President Obama. How are the other candidates shifting their views on the former president's record? And that administration Biden was part of has another part of its legacy unraveled. The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for America's waterways. What impact could that have on your drinking water?

Duration:00:14:25

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

9/12/2019
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The Supreme Court hands a victory to President Trump on immigration and getting asylum into the United States just became a whole lot more difficult. What will the ruling mean for migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border? America and China have hit pause on the trade war, if just for a fleeting moment. Both sides have held off on new tariffs. Why are Washington and Beijing pulling back? And at least six people have died because of lung disease connected with vaping and now the Trump...

Duration:00:14:00

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

9/11/2019
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The president's third national security adviser is out. What did the president want to do that John Bolton did not and what happens now? An NPR investigation reveals allegations of gross mismanagement at Guantanamo Bay. How much money do whistle blowers say is being wasted to keep the military prison and a court running? And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex specific parts of the West Bank. How could an election promise shift the landscape of the Middle East?

Duration:00:13:08

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

9/10/2019
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President Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are dead. And the head of U.S. Central Command vows not to sit still amid an escalation of Taliban attacks. Is the U.S. ramping up in Afghanistan or drawing down? We've got exclusive information on the settlement involving Purdue Pharma - the makers of Oxycontin. What did an email from the company, sent to one of our journalists, reveal about the huge private fortune amassed by selling opioids? And maybe you've had enough of the story about the...

Duration:00:14:25

Monday, September 9th, 2019

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President Trump said he had planned a meeting with Taliban leaders this weekend to work towards a peace deal. It was set in secret, scheduled to take place at Camp David after months of negotiations. So why did he cancel it via tweet the day before? A nationwide settlement deal over Purdue Pharma's role in the opioid crisis has stalled. With bankruptcy now looking inevitable, what would that mean for the thousands of lawsuits filed against the makers of Oxycontin? And evacuations continue on...

Duration:00:14:17

Friday, September 6th, 2019

9/6/2019
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Great Abaco Island residents who survived the hurricane speak of dead bodies in the contaminated water and how they're desperate to escape. More than 200 people have come down with mysterious lung illnesses after vaping. What do health officials know about what's causing this? And a new investigation finds a troubling pattern in major American cities - poor neighborhoods are hotter than wealthy neighborhoods and climate change is widening the gap. What does that mean for these communities?

Duration:00:15:54

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

9/5/2019
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As Hurricane Dorian approaches, officials in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina prepare. How much danger do those three states face? Public servants were told their student loans would be forgiven. And now they're realizing they were misled. Why are 99% of applicants being rejected? And Vice President Pence is offering support to the British prime minister. He reaches London just after Boris Johnson plunged parliament into chaos. How can Pence help?

Duration:00:13:11

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

9/4/2019
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Satellite images show large parts of the Bahamas underwater as aid agencies ready for the challenge ahead. Why is it proving almost impossible to reach people in need? Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, confirms she's withdrawing the controversial extradition bill which has been the catalyst for the protest movement. Will this be enough to meet the protester's demands? And British parliament is descending into more chaos. One-time allies of Boris Johnson are now rebelling against the prime...

Duration:00:14:12

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

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Communications in the Bahamas are so bad that it's hard for us to know how many people Hurricane Dorian has affected. But one thing is clear - the devastation is unprecedented and extensive. A rescue mission off the coast of California continues after fire engulfed a scuba diving boat. Of thirty-nine people on board, rescuers have found only a few. And Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tells NPR that President Trump has changed everything about America's relationship with the world....

Duration:00:13:31

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

9/2/2019
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Hurricane Dorian strengthened into a catastrophic Category 5 storm, reaching the Bahamas as the strongest hurricane in modern records. What made it so powerful? A Chinese state news agency delivers a warning to Hong Kong protesters, quote: "The end is coming." What inspired thousands of students to boycott class anyway? Texans respond after a second mass shooting in less than a month. Why is this the moment the state is loosening gun restrictions?

Duration:00:12:05

Friday, August 30th, 2019

8/30/2019
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Three prominent student activists from Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are under arrest. Will this deter protesters from taking to the streets this weekend? And the Trump administration wants to roll back regulations on methane emissions. Why is this happening when many large oil and gas companies are on board with Obama-era regulations? Plus, people in the UK are outraged over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament. Can a legal challenge stop Johnson?

Duration:00:13:57

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

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Hurricane Dorian grazed past Puerto Rico and is now headed for the U.S. How bad could it get for Florida? And the field of Democratic presidential candidates is shrinking. Who made the cut for the third debate? Plus, Britain's border with Ireland has been a key part of Brexit negotiations. Where does it stand now that the U.K.'s parliament will be suspended?

Duration:00:12:31

Breaking News Update: Queen Will Suspend U.K. Parliament At Prime Minister's Request

8/28/2019
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The move would shorten the time lawmakers have to organize an opposition vote to a no-deal Brexit. Critics accuse Boris Johnson of circumventing the democratic process.

Duration:00:11:12

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

8/28/2019
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There's a big storm headed for Puerto Rico, yet the Trump administration says it wants to divert money away from disaster relief to border enforcement operations. Why would the administration redirect FEMA funds at the peak of hurricane season? It's been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and the island is still recovering. Is the government there prepared for another storm? Plus, North Carolina sues e-cigarette companies for allegedly marketing directly to kids. Do the...

Duration:00:13:33

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

8/27/2019
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A judge in Oklahoma has ordered drugmaker Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis. What does this mean for other states suing opioid manufacturers? Also, President Trump signaled he may be open to meeting Iran's president. But overnight, President Rouhani said he'd only meet if the U.S. lifted its sanctions. Are the prospects for a summit already fizzling? Plus, why protesters in Newark, New Jersey crashed the MTV Video Music Awards.

Duration:00:13:11

Monday, August 26th, 2019

8/26/2019
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Just a few days ago, the U.S. and China threatened each other with new tariffs. Today, President Trump announced China is ready to restart trade talks. How will troubled world markets respond? And President Trump's announcement wasn't the only surprise at the G7 summit. Iran's foreign minister showed up unannounced. Who invited him, and why? Plus, how the household brand Johnson & Johnson got caught up in the opioid crisis.

Duration:00:13:24