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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

12/11/2019
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President Trump is dismissing the two articles of impeachment that Democrats unveiled against him as "flimsy." What exactly will happen during a markup of those articles tonight? There's a new version of a free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. What will the changes mean for Mexico? And an NPR exclusive breaks down the clash over how to help thousands of student borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.

Duration:00:13:30

Breaking News Update: Democrats Unveil Articles Of Impeachment, USMCA Trade Agreement

12/10/2019
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House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning, 77 days after they launched a formal inquiry into his freezing of assistance to Ukraine and request to investigate a political rival. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced an agreement on President Trump's revised North American trade pact.

Duration:00:11:37

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

12/10/2019
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House Democrats have scheduled an announcement for this morning. What might they reveal about the specific articles of impeachment they plan to draft against President Trump? Ukraine and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire after more than five years of conflict that's killed at least 13,000 people. What does the deal include? Also, a new lawsuit is coming that could force a state school system to eliminate standardized test requirements for college admissions.

Duration:00:13:43

Monday, December 9th, 2019

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What was a Saudi military officer doing on a U.S. naval base in Pensacola, and why are authorities investigating a mass shooting there as an act of terrorism? The Justice Department's Inspector General will release a report today focused on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation. Will it dispel or validate President Trump's accusations of a witch hunt? And the House Judiciary Committee holds another impeachment inquiry hearing today that could set the stage for articles of...

Duration:00:13:57

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

12/8/2019
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What did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo know about President Trump's alleged pressure campaign on Ukraine and when did he know it?

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Saturday, December 7th, 2019

12/7/2019
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An American graduate student imprisoned in Tehran since 2016 was released today. We'll tell you about the prisoner exchange that led to his freedom. Plus, the Democratic primary field just got a lot whiter. What does that mean for voters? And violence against anti-government protesters in Baghdad stokes fears of a wider conflict.

Duration:00:14:53

Friday, December 6th, 2019

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says articles of impeachment against President Trump are coming. How soon could the House move towards an impeachment vote? What's behind a resurgence in worldwide measles cases? And Uber discloses new data showing thousands of people reported sexual assault by drivers and passengers.

Duration:00:13:34

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

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Lawmakers ask four Constitutional scholars whether President Trump committed an impeachable offense. Three say yes. Will their testimony shape impeachment proceedings? What is the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, reportedly doing in Ukraine, and how is Ukraine's president reacting to Trump's impeachment woes? And what's behind a countrywide general strike kicking off today in France?

Duration:00:14:53

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

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As a new phase of impeachment begins, what can we expect from the first hearing from the House Judiciary Committee? Why are NATO leaders bristling over an ultimatum from Turkey to condemn Kurdish fighters? And NPR investigates why hundreds of thousands of disabled student loan borrowers didn't get the loan forgiveness they deserved.

Duration:00:13:31

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

12/3/2019
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Americans will get to see opposing House reports on impeachment today. How are Democrats and Republicans making their case ahead of the next phase of the inquiry? As President Trump prepares to meet with French leader Emmanuel Macron at NATO talks today, why has their relationship devolved? And in a BBC interview, one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers shares allegations against Prince Andrew.

Duration:00:14:20

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

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A new phase of the impeachment inquiry starts this week, but the White House is skipping the first hearing. What happens once the House Judiciary Committee takes over the inquiry? Will world leaders at a UN climate conference commit to real change to avoid climate catastrophe? And what more do we know about the heroism that stopped a London terror attack?

Duration:00:14:25

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

11/30/2019
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Police are calling the London stabbings that killed two people a terrorist incident. The attack comes a week before a general election in the UK. NATO meetings are also being held there next week. President Trump is going amid reports that the administration will substantially cut U.S. contributions to the alliance. And how did Black Friday sales go?

Duration:00:14:06

Friday, November 29th, 2019

11/29/2019
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On a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, President Trump announces peace talks have reopened with the Taliban. Could an end to America's longest war be in sight? Will Trump's signing of bills backing Hong Kong protesters jeopardize U.S.-China trade talks? And, how ICE used a fake Detroit college to arrest students for immigration violations.

Duration:00:13:52

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

11/28/2019
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New reporting shows the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, pursued a business deal in Ukraine while pushing for investigations into the Bidens. How far did negotiations get? Why does Trump want to add Mexican cartels to the terror list? And explosions at a chemical plant in Texas underscore fears about safety regulation rollbacks.

Duration:00:14:49

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

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A transcript of a White House budget official's impeachment testimony is out. What concerns did he raise about withholding Ukraine aid? What are federal prosecutors seeking by launching an investigation into drugmakers in the opioid crisis? And a new report finds alarming injury rates at e-commerce giant Amazon's warehouses.

Duration:00:13:36

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

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A federal judge rules that former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey a congressional subpoena to testify before impeachment investigators. Could this clear the way for more testimony from Trump's inner circle? How is the impeachment saga playing in Russia? And Colombia enters a sixth day of widespread protests.

Duration:00:13:17

Monday, November 25th, 2019

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The Secretary of the Navy has been ousted. How did the Navy end up clashing with President Trump? Pro-democracy voters in Hong Kong score big wins in local elections. And what does it say about the 2020 Democratic presidential field that Michael Bloomberg is joining in so late?

Duration:00:13:42

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

11/23/2019
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The impeachment inquiry moves into its next phase. How will Democrats push their case against President Trump forward? Also, anti-government protests have Colombia on edge. Why people are taking to the streets. Plus, Attorney General William Barr's new plan to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Duration:00:12:08

Special Report: How the Impeachment Inquiry is Testing Pence

11/22/2019
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As Vice President Mike Pence's role in the Ukraine story comes under increased scrutiny, how might his biography inform how he navigates the crisis in the White House?

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

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Two weeks of public impeachment testimony are now over. Where does the inquiry go next? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Could his 10-year grip on power be coming to an end? And the U.S. deports a Honduran asylum-seeker to Guatemala, signalling a big change in asylum rules.

Duration:00:13:42