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Special Report: Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

Who is Marie Yovanovitch? The career diplomat's testimony today could play a significant role in the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Special Report: Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

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Turkey Defies Critics, Americans Favor Impeachment Probe, China Pressures U.S. Brands

Turkey pushes on in its assault of Kurdish forces in northern Syria as it faces international criticism. The latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll shows a slim majority of Americans favor House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump. And is China exporting censorship? Chinese pressure has pushed U.S. businesses to change the products they offer.

Turkey Defies Critics, Americans Favor Impeachment Probe, China Pressures U.S. Brands

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Turkish Offensive in Syria, U.S.-China Trade Talks Resume, CRISPR Patient Update

The U.S. has taken custody of high-value ISIS fighters as Turkey begins its offensive on the allied Kurdish forces that detained them. U.S. and Chinese negotiators return to the bargaining table in Washington. And we follow one of the first patients to be treated for a genetic disease using the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.

Turkish Offensive in Syria, U.S.-China Trade Talks Resume, CRISPR Patient Update

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White House Defies Impeachment Inquiry, Opening for ISIS in Syria, Vaping Crackdown

In a letter, the White House declares Democrats' impeachment inquiry "constitutionally invalid" and refuses to cooperate in the probe. As the U.S. steps aside in northern Syria and Turkey steps in, how could ISIS benefit? A 17-year-old is the youngest to die from vaping-related causes. The rising death toll has led some states to ban certain products and put the spotlight on illegal vaping operations.

White House Defies Impeachment Inquiry, Opening for ISIS in Syria, Vaping Crackdown

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Pentagon on Syria Troop Movement, Gordon Sondland To Testify, Uighur Detentions

Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify on Capitol Hill on President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Pentagon officials tell NPR that military leaders were caught off-guard by the White House announcement on Syria. And while China says it has released most Uighur and Kazakh Muslims from detention camps, detainees' families say many of them have been sent to prisons instead.

Pentagon on Syria Troop Movement, Gordon Sondland To Testify, Uighur Detentions

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Second Whistleblower On Ukraine Dealings, Turkey To Enter Syria, UAW Strike Setback

A second official has come forward to corroborate a whistleblower complaint against President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The White House announced that U.S. troops will withdraw from northern Syria as Turkey enters the region to establish a "safe zone." And General Motors Co and the United Automobile Workers union are at an impasse as the union strike enters its fourth week.

Second Whistleblower On Ukraine Dealings, Turkey To Enter Syria, UAW Strike Setback

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Diplomats' Text Messages on Ukraine, Iraq Protests, James Franco Lawsuits

Six pages of text messages reveal diplomats' conversations as President Trump sought the investigation of a political rival. Protesters in Iraq clash with police and denounce Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Former acting students are suing actor James Franco for sexually exploiting and defrauding them.

Diplomats' Text Messages on Ukraine, Iraq Protests, James Franco Lawsuits

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Trump Impeachment Battle, Kurt Volker Deposition, Amber Guyger Sentencing

The battle over impeachment heats up between Congress and the White House. Will the Trump administration comply with Congress' subpoenas? Kurt Volker will be the first official deposed in the inquiry. Who is he and why is he central to Congress' investigation? And in Dallas, former police officer Amber Guyger is sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering Botham Jean.

Trump Impeachment Battle, Kurt Volker Deposition, Amber Guyger Sentencing

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Pompeo Rejects Deposition Request, Harvard Affirmative Action Case, Bahamas Recovery

The Trump administration is defying the demands of House Democrats. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing the impeachment investigators of bullying. Could this resistance prevent key State Department officials from testifying? In a landmark affirmative action case, a judge ruled that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants. What are the chances this will end up in the Supreme Court? And it's been one month since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. Relief workers are focusing on clearing the vast amounts of debris. As residents still flee, is there any hope life will return to normal?

Pompeo Rejects Deposition Request, Harvard Affirmative Action Case, Bahamas Recovery

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Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed, Military Parade And Protests Mark China's National Day

The impeachment inquiry accelerates as Rudy Giuliani is subpoenaed. And President Trump reportedly asked Australia's prime minister to help with a Department of Justice investigation. What did he ask for, exactly? China's Communist Party marked seventy years in power with pageantry. Tanks, drones, and missiles rolled through Beijing. In Hong Kong, people view the same anniversary differently. What is China's president saying to them as they stage demonstrations again? But there are some worries that Beijing might step in and shut it down.

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