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Monday, January 27, 2020

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An excerpt of former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's upcoming book has leaked, and it undercuts President Donald Trump's impeachment defense. Could it change things? The sports world mourns a basketball icon. Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died yesterday in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. We'll look back at Bryant's remarkable career. And there are now five confirmed cases of a strain of coronavirus in the U.S. Are the travel bans in...

Duration:00:13:19

Saturday, January 25, 2020

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President Trump's legal team begins his defense now that Democrats have finished their arguments against him; millions of people are affected as China limits travel during a busy holiday season to stem the coronavirus outbreak; and new details from Guantanamo Bay about how the U.S. used torture techniques on suspected terrorists after 9/11.

Duration:00:12:45

Friday, January 24, 2020

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Friday will be the last chance for House Democrats to make their case for the removal of President Donald Trump. How have Republicans pushed back, and what can we expect as the president's lawyers get ready to launch their defense? Friday's "March for Life" rally is a chance for President Trump to shore up an important part of his base. Will these voters support him in 2020? And a former "Sopranos" actress testifies in Harvey Weinstein's trial about the trauma she suffered.

Duration:00:13:14

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Democrats will take the stage again on Thursday in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. Are any of their arguments winning over Republicans? China has stopped all transportation within the city of Wuhan and canceled all outgoing flights and trains. At least 17 people have died so far from a new strain of coronavirus. What is causing this disease to spread? And the International Court of Justice ruled on a request for "emergency measures" in Myanmar to protect Rohingya...

Duration:00:11:58

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will continue Wednesday afternoon. The first day of the trial was dominated by partisan fighting over the rules of the trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to make some last-minute changes. How will these changes affect the process? A new virus thought to have originated in China made it all the way to Washington state. How is the Chinese government responding to the outbreak? And some more news from Washington state. More than a...

Duration:00:13:37

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump starts on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released his trial rules late on Monday, and Democrats are incensed. How is McConnell limiting the trial? A new virus is causing international concern. Health authorities say the disease can spread from person to person. How dangerous is this virus? Also, more than a week after a volcano erupted in the Philippines, we get a view from right above it. How long before the next...

Duration:00:13:27

Monday, January 20, 2020

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The Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump starts on Tuesday. Democrats argue it won't be a fair trial unless new witnesses are being called to testify. What's the White House's response? Virginia's capital is under a state of emergency because of who might come to a pro-gun rally Monday. What's the mood in Richmond? And Prince Harry goes public after he and Meghan Markle begin their split from lives as full-time working royals. What is the new arrangement?

Duration:00:14:01

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

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With the President's impeachment trial in the Senate set to begin next week, Trump assembles his legal team. Also, a scandal over stealing signs is roiling Major League Baseball. And Taal Volcano in the Philippines may be in a lull but it's still dangerous.

Duration:00:13:46

Friday, January 17, 2020

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President Donald Trump broke the law. He did it by withholding aid to Ukraine. That's the conclusion of a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. But will it affect the Senate impeachment trial? Three men were arrested this week in connection with a white supremacist group called "The Base." The suspects planned to build an assault rifle and had amassed over 1,600 rounds of ammunition. Who are they and what were their plans? Also, after more than 1,000 earthquakes in...

Duration:00:12:58

Thursday, January 16, 2020

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President Donald Trump "knew exactly what was going on" in Ukraine. That's according to Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas. But how credible are his claims? In Russia, the prime minister and his entire cabinet resigned. The dramatic move came shortly after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes. Many see the shakeup as Putin's doing. We also get an inside view from China of the newly signed "Phase One" trade deal. What are Chinese officials telling people about...

Duration:00:13:18

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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The House on Wednesday will vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. This as new details come to light about the pressure campaign against the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Will it amplify calls to allow new evidence in the upcoming Senate trial? In the final Democratic presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) confronted doubts over a woman in the White House head on. And 18 months after he began his trade war with China, President...

Duration:00:13:17

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Can U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper explain the intelligence that led to the killing of a top Iranian general? And what's the strategy if Iran retaliates in the future? In an interview with NPR, Esper answered those questions and more. Also, the Democratic presidential race is getting more personal. Tonight is the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses. Apple is refusing to comply with the FBI's demand to unlock the phones of an alleged mass shooter. U.S. Attorney General William...

Duration:00:13:50

Monday, January 13th, 2020

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Iranians are in the streets protesting again, but they have turned their rage away from the U.S. They're demonstrating against their own government after it admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian airliner. President Donald Trump said Iranian general Qassem Soleimani posed an imminent threat to U.S. interests. So why did Defense Secretary Mark Esper say he didn't see any specific evidence? Also, Puerto Rico is dealing with the aftermath of some strong earthquakes. How are people coping, and...

Duration:00:12:53

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

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Iran admitted that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane this week — blaming it on human error. We'll have reaction to the admission. Also, President Trump claims that multiple embassies were part of the "imminent threat" that led to the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian military commander last week. Power is returning to Puerto Rico after an earthquake earlier this week, but people are still sleeping outside there, as strong aftershocks continue to shake the island.

Duration:00:12:49

Friday, January 10th, 2020

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Iran said that it will let U.S. government experts help investigate an airplane crash in Tehran. The U.S. is saying nothing in public about the cause of the crash, but officials of several other nations suggest Iran apparently brought down the plane by mistake. The House told the president to consult Congress before taking further military action against Iran. But what will happen to that demand in the Republican-controlled Senate? Also, newly released documents show that some Boeing...

Duration:00:13:13

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

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The House will vote on a resolution to limit President Donald Trump's use of military force. Even some Republicans in the Senate now say they're concerned. Trump himself called on U.S. allies to take a stand against Iran. But how have the recent events affected one of U.S.'s closest allies, Saudi Arabia? And Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are calling it quits — not with each other — but with the royal family, at least in part.

Duration:00:13:06

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

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Iran fulfilled its promise to retaliate after a U.S. airstrike killed a top general. Iranian missiles struck bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq. President Trump tweeted "All is Well!" But is this a step closer to a war? What are officials in Iran and Iraq saying about the possibility of further escalation? Also in Iran, a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed just after takeoff, killing all 176 people on board. Why did the plane go down, and who were the victims?

Duration:00:13:39

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

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Are American troops really leaving Iraq? Iraqi lawmakers voted to kick them out following the U.S. airstrike that killed an Iranian general and an Iraqi commander, but the Pentagon says there's no plans for a troop withdrawal yet. What's the response today on the ground in Baghdad? Also, as the second day of Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial begins in New York, he's facing new charges of sexual assault in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:12:45

Monday, January 6th, 2020

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Both Iranian leaders and crowds of mourners are vowing revenge against the U.S. following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. What's the impact to Americans' safety abroad? President Donald Trump has responded with threats to target Iranian sites should Tehran retaliate, but would that be legal? And how have months of bushfires in Australia affected the environment and the health of those breathing in the smoke-filled air?

Duration:00:12:48

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

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The funeral for a top Iranian military commander assassinated by the U.S. begins in Baghdad. President Trump addresses a key part of his base in the wake of the killing — evangelical Christians. Plus, fires in Australia continue to devastate in the worst fire season on record there.

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