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January 25, 2020
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.
January 25, 2020
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.
January 24, 2020
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.
January 23, 2020
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 Muslims and preserve evidence of past abuses against the ethnic minority.
January 22, 2020
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 million people will be able to vote in a local election using a smartphone. Does this present a security risk?
January 21, 2020
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 eruption?
January 20, 2020
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?
January 18, 2020
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.
January 17, 2020
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 Puerto Rico, President Trump has signed a major disaster declaration. How much will this help the island?
January 16, 2020
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 the deal?
January 15, 2020
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 Donald Trump is set to sign a partial truce. What's in it?
January 14, 2020
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 Barr isn't pleased. Is there a simple solution?
January 13, 2020
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 are they expecting more?
January 11, 2020
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.
January 10, 2020
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 employees mocked the designers of the 737 Max, as well as regulators who approved the plane.
January 9, 2020
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.
January 8, 2020
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?
January 7, 2020
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.
January 6, 2020
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?
January 4, 2020
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.
January 3, 2020
What can we make of a U.S. airstrike in Iraq overnight that killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani, a general both famous and infamous for leading a shadowy force that operated outside of Iran? Listen for analysis on the U.S. decision to call for the strike and Iran's promise to retaliate.
January 3, 2020
What can we make of a U.S. airstrike in Iraq overnight that killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani, a general both famous and infamous for leading a shadowy force that operated outside of Iran? Listen for analysis on the U.S. decision to call for the strike and Iran's promise to retaliate.
January 3, 2020
President Trump ordered the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps. U.S. officials said a drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport early Friday was ordered to deter "future Iranian attack plans." What will this mean for escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran?
January 2, 2020
Bushfire season is nothing new to Australians, but this summer has been calamitous — and it may still get worse. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he will seek immunity from prosecution in corruption cases he's facing. And, a look at what state legislatures are doing in 2020 that could have national impact.
January 1, 2020
The Pentagon is deploying military reinforcements following an attack by Iranian-backed militia members and their supporters on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Also, North Korea's Kim Jong Un says he no longer felt bound by a self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile testing. And, a look ahead to what will be a busy year in politics in 2020.
December 31, 2019
Federal prosecutors in New York have filed hate crime charges against the man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage north of New York City over the weekend. Also, as Australia rings in the New Year, much of the country is still dealing with the dangers of an ongoing bushfire emergency. And, the Justice Department is pursuing many allegations of Chinese espionage, efforts they say will continue in 2020.
December 30, 2019
Five Hasidic Jews were stabbed at a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York in an attack that Gov. Andrew Cuomo called an "act of domestic terrorism." Also, a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas on Sunday morning, killing two people before being killed by volunteer security. And, the U.S. carried out airstrikes against five locations in Iraq and Syria on Sunday.
December 28, 2019
President Trump has impeachment on his mind over the holidays, as the trial in the Senate looms in the New Year. Also, Iran begins war games with new partners Russia and China, causing concern among some U.S. officials. And 2020 may be a banner year for the U.S. space program.
December 27, 2019
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's "disturbed" by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to coordinate with the White House on impeachment. Also, the Philippines is recovering from the latest typhoon to hit the country. And, a plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan killing at least 12 people.
December 26, 2019
For the third straight year, the number of homeless people in the U.S. overall has increased, with a large surge in California. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his most serious primary challenge in years. And the U.S. ambassador to Zambia has been recalled after he criticized the government's record on gay rights.
December 25, 2019
North Korea had threatened the U.S. with a "Christmas Present" should Washington not ease sanctions by the end of the year. Also, for the first time in over 200 years, no Christmas Eve mass was held at Notre Dame Cathedral. And Democrats running for President need to win over a key voting demographic: Hispanics and Latinos.
December 24, 2019
After intense scrutiny following two crashes, Boeing has replaced its CEO. Also, a 6-six-year-old in London found a message in a holiday card that was allegedly written by a foreign prisoner in China. And an internal report says at least 175 minors were abused at a Catholic order in Mexico since it was founded in 1941.
December 23, 2019
In newly released emails, the White House asked officials to keep quiet over the suspension of military aid to Ukraine. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended a contentious citizenship law that has fueled deadly protests. And Australia's Prime Minister returned from a vacation early after criticism that he took the trip while the country was under a bushfire emergency.
December 21, 2019
President Trump's been impeached but details of his Senate trial remain in limbo. A surprise veto by Russia and China at the UN could put critical aid for millions of Syrians at risk. And Americans say they want to give and get gifts made ethically and sustainably, but is the bigger problem that they're just - buying too much stuff?
December 20, 2019
In an NPR exclusive interview, former National Security Adviser John Bolton says North Korea would not give up its nuclear program through negotiations with the US. Bolton is also at the center of a key testimony in President Trump's impeachment hearings.
December 20, 2019
In an NPR exclusive interview, President Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton told Steve Inskeep that he doesn't believe that North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons program by way of negotiations with the US. Seven of the leading Democratic presidential candidates came together outside Los Angeles for the most contentious debate of the campaign season so far. And Australia has been enduring its hottest recorded temperatures in history this week, as hundreds of bushfires continue to devour large areas around Sydney.
December 19, 2019
A sharply divided House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump. The matter now moves to the Senate for trial, but will Democratic leaders delay that handover? Seven Democratic presidential hopefuls will take the stage for tonight's debate. The list of candidates that didn't the make the cut includes some notable names. This morning the Queen of England goes before Parliament to deliver the ritual 'Queen's Speech', laying out the agenda for newly re-elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative-led government.
December 19, 2019
The House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It is only the third presidential impeachment in the history of the United States. Here is Wednesday's episode of The NPR Politics Podcast breaking down what happened and what it means for the president.
December 18, 2019
For only a third time in US history, the House votes today to impeach the President. That President, Donald J. Trump, hit back at House Leader Nancy Pelosi in an angrily worded letter, calling the process "an attempted coup". Also, the secretive FISA court rarely issues public statements. Rarer still is a public rebuke from FISA of federal investigators, but that's precisely what the court's chief judge has done. And Haitians are in the streets of their capital, Port Au Prince, protesting official corruption, a failing economy and a lack of basic amenities...including food.
December 18, 2019
For only a third time in US history, the House votes today to impeach the President. That President, Donald J. Trump, hit back at House Leader Nancy Pelosi in an angrily worded letter, calling the process "an attempted coup". Also, the secretive FISA court rarely issues public statements. Rarer still is a public rebuke from FISA of federal investigators, but that's precisely what the court's chief judge has done. And Haitians are in the streets of their capital, Port Au Prince, protesting official corruption, a failing economy and a lack of basic amenities...including food.
December 17, 2019
Boeing is halting production of its 737 Max aircraft until safety regulators give it the all-clear; Congress avoids a federal shutdown by crafting a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill; an audit of Purdue Pharma shows that the Sackler family, which owns a controlling share of the drug giant, diverted $12 billion in assets out of Purdue and into family trusts and holding companies.
December 16, 2019
Impeachment moves to the Senate this week and Republicans are making no secret of their allegiance to President Trump. In Madrid, the UN Climate Conference ends in disappointment. And demonstrators in India are protesting a new law that would limit the rights of Muslims.
December 14, 2019
The Judiciary Committee approves impeachment articles against President Trump; now the full House will get its say. There's still a day left to enroll for Obamacare this year. And Boris Johnson's landslide win in Britain means Brexit is coming - but the devil's in the details.
December 13, 2019
A look at the career of a central figure in the Ukraine affair: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
December 13, 2019
Voters in the United Kingdom have given Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party its biggest majority in 30 years of elections. Does that mean Brexit will finally happen? In the U.S., The House Judiciary Committee delayed expected votes to advance articles of impeachment against President Trump. What comes next after the panel reconvenes today? And after 18 months of escalating tariffs, what's in a tentative deal that could bring the trade war between the U.S. and China to an end?
December 13, 2019
Voters in the United Kingdom have given Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party its biggest majority in 30 years of elections. Does that mean Brexit will finally happen? In the U.S., The House Judiciary Committee delayed expected votes to advance articles of impeachment against President Trump. What comes next after the panel reconvenes today? And after 18 months of escalating tariffs, what's in a tentative deal that could bring the trade war between the U.S. and China to an end?
December 12, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee continues its markup of articles of impeachment against President Trump today. As top Democrats push ahead toward a full vote in the chamber, what are Democrats from more moderate districts saying? Voters in the United Kingdom are turning out for a general election. Could today's results be any more decisive than other efforts to resolve the impasse on Brexit? Also, what new details are surfacing about a deadly shootout in Jersey City, N.J., which the city's mayor is calling a hate crime?
December 11, 2019
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.
December 10, 2019
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.
December 10, 2019
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.
December 10, 2019
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.
December 9, 2019
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 impeachment.
December 8, 2019
What did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo know about President Trump's alleged pressure campaign on Ukraine and when did he know it?
December 7, 2019
A shooting at a naval base in Florida by a Saudi aviation student has some politicians calling for an examination of the vetting process of US Allies on military bases. 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.
December 6, 2019
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.
December 5, 2019
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?
December 5, 2019
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?
December 4, 2019
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.
December 3, 2019
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.
December 2, 2019
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?
November 30, 2019
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?
November 29, 2019
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.
November 28, 2019
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.
November 27, 2019
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.
November 26, 2019
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.
November 25, 2019
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?
November 23, 2019
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.
November 22, 2019
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?
November 22, 2019
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.
November 21, 2019
President Trump's EU ambassador says there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. As impeachment hearings continue today, was Gordon Sondland's testimony a game-changer? Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for the latest debate. Who stood out? And a rash of racist incidents at Syracuse University has sparked student protests there.
November 20, 2019
What does U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's public testimony in the impeachment inquiry reveal?
November 20, 2019
Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland changed his testimony once. Will he do it again when he testifies in the public impeachment inquiry today? Who is Jim Jordan, the Ohio lawmaker who has defended Trump in the inquiry? And a former British consulate worker and Hong Kong citizen claims torture by Chinese officials.
November 19, 2019
A new poll shows Americans are following the impeachment saga, but is the inquiry swaying anyone's opinion? What might we learn from Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness, when he testifies today? And how might Iran respond to protests that flared after the regime hiked gas prices?
November 18, 2019
A Hong Kong university has becomes a battle zone as protesters fight off police with arrows and Molotov cocktails. How does this standoff end? More witnesses in the impeachment inquiry go before cameras this week. What can we expect? And Chinese tech giant Huawei is expected to get a reprieve from the White House.
November 16, 2019
What we learned from the impeachment hearings, and what will we hear next week? Three service members accused or convicted of war crimes are cleared by President Trump; why did the Pentagon want him to stay out of it? Plus, a setback in the fight to eradicate polio.
November 15, 2019
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies publicly in the impeachment inquiry today. What more will she reveal? What prompted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to agree to release department records amid a fight over student loan forgiveness? And will Lebanon's protests be quelled by a potential new prime minister?
November 15, 2019
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies publicly in the impeachment inquiry today. What more will she reveal? What prompted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to agree to release department records amid a fight over student loan forgiveness? And will Lebanon's protests be quelled by a potential new prime minister?
November 14, 2019
During the impeachment inquiry's first public testimony, a top diplomat describes a previously unknown phone call involving President Trump. What else did we learn? Why is a federal regulator probing Google's collection of health data? And a civil-rights group says it has hundreds of emails suggesting a key White House adviser promoted white-nationalist views — and plans to release more.
November 13, 2019
Public hearings start today in the impeachment inquiry. How will witness testimony play out before the cameras? Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at the White House. What do both leaders want from each other? And are Hong Kong protests entering a new, more violent phase?
November 13, 2019
Public hearings start today in the impeachment inquiry. How will witness testimony play out before the cameras? Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at the White House. What do both leaders want from each other? And are Hong Kong protests entering a new, more violent phase?
November 12, 2019
With public hearings in the impeachment inquiry set to start Wednesday, we examine the evidence: Do recently released testimonies indicate a presidential abuse of power?
November 12, 2019
Young, undocumented immigrants march on Washington ahead of a landmark Supreme Court case. They're chanting "home is here." What's at stake for these DACA recipients? The impeachment investigation takes a different direction tomorrow. The inquiry goes public. Democrats want some of the key actors to tell their stories to shape public opinion. But which officials do Republicans want to hear from and why? And what should be done with foreign fighters who joined ISIS? Hundreds of them are being held in Turkish prisons. Turkey's government says it's time for them to go home and face justice.
November 11, 2019
Three diplomats who raised concerns about the president's moves toward Ukraine have testified in private. What can they add as they testify this week in public? The impeachment inquiry opens its doors and lets in the the cameras. Demonstrators in Bolivia are not chanting "yes we can" but "yes we could." How did they force President Evo Morales to surrender his job? And in Hong Kong, the authorities show no sign of giving way to protesters. A policeman grappled with one protester before shooting another. What do the demonstrations on two continents say about the push for democracy?
November 9, 2019
We learn more about the last days of closed door testimony in the impeachment inquiry, and look ahead to its TV debut. The Senate is expected to clear the way for Trump's latest acting pick for DHS head. And Brazil's former leftist president is out of prison — what does that mean for the country's far-right government?
November 9, 2019
We learn more about the last days of closed door testimony in the impeachment inquiry, and look ahead to its TV debut. The Senate is expected to clear the way for Trump's latest acting pick for DHS head. And Brazil's former leftist president is out of prison — what does that mean for the country's far-right government?
November 8, 2019
What revelations did a week of newly released impeachment transcripts contain, and what's next as a week of public hearings is set to begin? How close are the U.S. and China to a 'phase one' trade deal? And France's President questions the future of NATO amid waning U.S. commitment.
November 7, 2019
The U.S.'s top diplomat to Ukraine will be among the first witnesses to testify in the public impeachment inquiry. What could he say? The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia. And Kentucky's Republican governor has asked for a recanvass of ballots after narrowly losing the governor's race.
November 6, 2019
The U.S. ambassador to the EU has changed his story on quid pro quo. What else does updated his testimony reveal? Could big wins for Democrats in state-level elections spell trouble for President Trump in 2020? And oral arguments begin for a Supreme Court case that could impact the Clean Water Act.
November 5, 2019
What could new public transcripts of closed-door testimonies reveal from the impeachment inquiry? As four states hold big elections today, what could the results tell us about 2020? And the road ahead as the U.S. leaves the Paris climate agreement.
November 4, 2019
What could House impeachment investigators learn from White House lawyer John Eisenberg? The whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry remains anonymous — will House Republicans accept that person's written testimony? And in New Delhi, air pollution reaches record - and dangerous - levels.
November 2, 2019
NPR's Steve Inskeep hosts a special report on the impeachment inquiry. At the center of the impeachment inquiry is a whistle blower's complaint about the President's actions on a call to the president of Ukraine. Did the president abuse his power when he asked for investigation into a political rival? Inskeep, along with NPR's hosts, correspondents, and producers step through the story as we know it so far - explaining who the key players are and what they knew.
November 1, 2019
What do we know about the man on the other end of that infamous phone conversation that's now led to an impeachment inquiry? His name is Volodymyr Zelenskiy and he's the president of Ukraine. Before entering politics, Zelenskiy had a successful career as a comedian and actor.
November 1, 2019
What happens now that the House has approved an impeachment resolution, taking the process into a new, public phase? And what do we know about a central figure in the inquiry, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? President Trump heads to Mississippi to rally for the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate.
October 31, 2019
The White House's top Russia expert is set to resign. The news comes just as he's about to testify in front of House impeachment investigators. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform would ban all political ads. And Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to hundreds of thousands of Californians.
October 30, 2019
The House is one day away from its vote on whether to formally open impeachment proceedings. What do the latest testimonies in the investigation reveal about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine? Is the Islamic State now operating without a leader — and does that matter? And why has the NCAA changed its policy on allowing college athletes to get paid?
October 29, 2019
The top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will be the first White House official to testify in the impeachment inquiry who was on the July 25 call. Firefighters in Northern California continue to try and control the growing Kincade Fire. Also, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faces Congress in dual hearings.
October 28, 2019
President Trump says that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, has been killed after a U.S. special operations mission targeted him in northwest Syria. Also, California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as extreme winds continued to fan wildfires, prompting mandatory evacuations of nearly 200,000 residents.
October 26, 2019
A lynching in Florida eighty-five years ago has been referred to as one of the most violent and well-attended lynchings in U.S. history.
October 25, 2019
Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Trump to make that now-infamous July phone call to Ukraine's president asking for help investigating Joe Biden. What's Perry's connection to Ukraine?
October 25, 2019
A look back at the 2016 election has become a criminal probe. The Justice Department is examining a matter of interest to the president - the origins of an investigation of his campaign. What's at stake as that investigation changes? Former national security adviser John Bolton was portrayed as unconventional, even dangerous. How did he become the one pushing back against the president and what role did he play as the White House pressed Ukraine? And Iraqi police fire tear gas at protesters. How did so much protest and so much violence grow out of simple demands for a return to "normal life"?
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