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August 16, 2019 14 min

After banning two Muslim members of Congress from visiting, Israel is now allowing one of them limited access to visit a relative. Why did Israel deny Representatives Omar and Tlaib entry in the first place? Also, how is President Trump convincing his base to back him for a second term? Plus, business owners worry about losing their immigrant workforce to ICE raids.

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August 15, 2019 13 min

The Dow dropped 800 points yesterday, marking the worst day for stocks this year. Are there signs of an oncoming recession? And six officers were shot during a stand-off in Philadelphia yesterday. What do we know about the suspected gunman now in police custody? Plus, how divisions among demonstrators in Hong Kong could undermine the pro-democracy movement.

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August 13, 2019 13 min

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong have been demonstrating for 10 straight weeks. How could China clamp down, and what kinds of consequences could it face for doing so? Also, the U.S. is postponing some tariffs on Chinese goods until after the holiday shopping season. What kind of economic pain is the Trump administration trying to avoid? Plus, one of opera's most renowned stars is accused of sexual misconduct. What are the al... Read more

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August 13, 2019 13 min

The Trump administration wants to deny green cards to immigrants who use welfare programs. How will officials determine which immigrants are too poor to live in America? Also, Attorney General William Barr takes aim at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead by apparent suicide. The jail has a long history of severe staffing shortages and violence, so why are officials just now expressing outrage? Plus, how ... Read more

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August 12, 2019 13 min

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking underage girls, died in jail by apparent suicide Saturday. Why was he not being closely watched after a supposed suicide attempt just three weeks ago? Also, Hong Kong airport grounds all flights because of anti-government protests. How much worse can clashes between protesters and the government get?

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August 9, 2019 13 min

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signals he's ready to talk about gun reform. Why are Republicans starting to consider gun legislation they've long resisted? Also, President Trump names a new acting Director of National Intelligence. Why was the woman next in line for the position overlooked? Plus, a Michigan man deported to Iraq was found dead this week in Baghdad. He had lived in America almost his whole life, so why did he... Read more

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August 8, 2019 13 min

Hundreds of ICE agents raided food processing plants across Mississippi yesterday. What will happen to the 680 workers now in detention? Also, Republicans are signaling support for so-called red-flag laws, which would get guns out of the hands of people deemed dangerous. So, why are Democrats unsatisfied? Plus, Puerto Rico swears in its third governor in a week. Has the island moved past the worst of its political turmoil?

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August 7, 2019 14 min

President Trump will visit El Paso, Texas today to console a community in mourning. How will grieving families receive him? Also, a new lawsuit claims the Boy Scouts of America continues to cover up a "pedophilia epidemic." What is the organization doing to root out and report scoutmasters preying on young boys? Plus, China issues a chilling warning to protesters in Hong Kong.

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August 7, 2019 14 min

President Trump will visit El Paso, Texas today to console a community in mourning. How will grieving families receive him? Also, a new lawsuit claims the Boy Scouts of America continues to cover up a "pedophilia epidemic." What is the organization doing to root out and report scoutmasters preying on young boys? Plus, China issues a chilling warning to protesters in Hong Kong.

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August 6, 2019 13 min

Mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have renewed the debate around guns. The same debate that followed shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown, Parkland, and Aurora. Will the outcome be any different this time? Also, more on the lives lost in El Paso and the injured victims fighting to survive the deadly attack. Plus, India's government tries to tighten control over the disputed territory of Kashmir. How will India's only Muslim maj... Read more

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President Donald Trump delivers remarks from the White House in response to two weekend shootings. NPR's Tamara Keith and Scott Detrow join with analysis.

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August 5, 2019 13 min

What drove two young white men in Texas and Ohio to each carry out unconnected massacres over the weekend? An anti-immigrant manifesto by one of the the suspected gunmen appeared on the website 8chan minutes before the attack. What is site's connection to white nationalism?

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August 2, 2019 13 min

President Trump said the U.S. will impose more tariffs on products imported from China if a deal can't be reached by September. And some Americans who studied in China are being questioned by the FBI, Also, Puerto Rico's governor is resigning, but who will take his place?

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August 1, 2019 13 min

On the second night of the Democratic primary debate, Joe Biden's record was a big focus. What else did the candidates talk about? Also, we look at why the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been so difficult to contain.

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July 31, 2019 13 min

We breakdown some highlights and takeaways from the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. Also, the Fed is expected to cut interest rates. What does that mean for the U.S. economy?

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July 30, 2019 13 min

The Democratic presidential candidates begin a second round of debates Tuesday night in Detroit. A vigil is held for shooting victims in Gilroy, California. And, Capital One Bank is dealing with a major data breach.

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July 29, 2019 13 min

A gunman killed 3 people in a shooting at a Northern California garlic festival. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will leave the administration next month. Also, President Trump attacks Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings in weekend tweets.

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July 26, 2019 13 min

A report from the Senate Intelligence Committee says Russia targeted all 50 states in the 2016 election. The U.S. government will carry out the death penalty for the first time in nearly two decades. Also, Moscow prepares for protests against alleged interference in its own elections.

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July 25, 2019 13 min

We dive deep on the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. And after nearly two weeks of protests, the governor of Puerto Rico has resigned.

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July 24, 2019 14 min

Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies Wednesday before two House panels. The Justice Department launches an anti-trust review into major tech firms. And a Pennsylvania school district rebuffs donor efforts to pay lunch debts.

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