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  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

    Oct 22 2019

    A "residual force" of U.S. troops will remain in Syria. The acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine testifies before Congress in the latest impeachment inquiry deposition. Canada's Justin Trudeau narrowly wins a second term as prime minister.

  • Monday, October 21st, 2019

    Oct 21 2019

    U.S. troops are slowly moving out of northern Syria as a delicate agreement for Kurdish civilians and forces to evacuate is set to expire. Congress will hear from more witnesses in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. A landmark federal case in the opioid crisis starts today in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • BONUS: What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

    Oct 19 2019

    Amid an outbreak of lung injury cases, there's a new spotlight on the dangers of vaping, a practice that's been marketed as an alternative to smoking. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey explains, with the story of one teenager whose vaping habit landed her in the ER.

  • Friday, October 18th, 2019

    Oct 18 2019

    We bring you the latest on the impeachment inquiry and the significance of the deal that the U.S has secured with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to suspend its incursion in Syria. Also, an intense gunfight breaks out in Mexico and it's connected to one of the sons of "El Chapo."

  • Special Report: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland Testifies

    Oct 17 2019

    Who is Gordon Sondland and how could his testimony today jeopardize Trump's presidency?

  • Thursday, October 17th, 2019

    Oct 17 2019

    Vice President Pence meets with Turkey's President Erdogan in Ankara, trying to convince him to stop the assault on the Kurds in Syria. U.S. ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland testifies in the impeachment inquiry. Britain and the E.U. have reached agreement on a new Brexit deal. And, Representative Elijah Cummings has died.