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  • Friday, September 20th, 2019

    Sep 20 2019

    President Trump denies saying anything inappropriate to a foreign leader. But House Democrats push the intelligence community for information on a whistleblower complaint that allegedly accuses him of that. Will they get that information? Students across the world are marching for action on climate change today. Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg leads the cause. How did she create this movement and what are the demands? And catastrophic floods have hit large parts of southeast Texas. A sta...more

  • Thursday, September 19th, 2019

    Sep 19 2019

    Saudi Arabia presents bits of wreckage as evidence. They're blaming Iran for the attack on their oil facilities. How could the administrations in Washington and Riyadh respond? An old photo shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in brownface. What are the circumstances surrounding that picture? Also, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the second time this year. It's a move the Fed typically makes to ward off recession. What's the move suggest about the near future of the e...more

  • Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

    Sep 18 2019

    Results are too close to call in Israel's elections. Is Benjamin Netanyahu's political future in peril? Two defense department officials tell NPR they have images of Iran setting up drones and missiles. How certain can they be that those weapons were used to strike a Saudi oil facility? The governor of California warns the president to back off. But the Trump administration is set to revoke the state's power to set auto emission standards.

  • Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

    Sep 17 2019

    Evidence from the attacks on Saudi oil facilities has Iran analysts worried. So what might the Trump administration do if Iran is found responsible? We haven't heard much about the Mueller report since Robert Mueller's testimony in July. But today the president's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski goes before a house committee. What questions do lawmakers have? And Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is at stake today. Israelis vote again after the prime minister failed to form a govern...more

  • Monday, September 16th, 2019

    Sep 16 2019

    Tens of thousands of General Motors auto workers nationwide joined the picket line this morning. Union leaders say a deal is not close. So what demands aren't being met? Drone attacks on a massive oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia have sent the price of oil surging. President Trump says the United States is "locked and loaded." But it's not clear who is behind the attack. What happens next as tensions in the gulf remain high? And Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has filed f...more