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Warren Under Attack, More Twists in Ukraine Inquiry, Aid Agencies Leave Conflict Zone

Democrats vying to be the presidential nominee see Elizabeth Warren as their biggest rival. Testimony continues in the House impeachment inquiry. And, a humanitarian crisis escalates in northeast Syria.

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U.S. Sanctions Turkey, Fort Worth Officer Charged with Murder, Next Democrats' Debate

The White House imposes new sanctions against Turkey for its incursion into northern Syria. What's the view from Turkey? A police officer is charged with murder in Fort Worth, Texas and a dozen presidential contenders go head to head in Ohio.

U.S. Sanctions Turkey, Fort Worth Officer Charged with Murder, Next Democrats' Debate

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Offensive in Northern Syria Intensifies and a former Trump aide on Russia Testifies

Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion now that U.S. troops are withdrawing. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine.

Offensive in Northern Syria Intensifies and a former Trump aide on Russia Testifies

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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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