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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King is stripped of his House committee assignments for his comments on white nationalism and supremacy. And Attorney General nominee William Barr faces the Senate Judiciary Committee in his first day of confirmation hearings.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

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Monday, January 14th, 2019

New reporting suggests the FBI was concerned about Trump's behavior as early as 2016. British Prime Minister Theresa May makes one last push to sell her Brexit plan — or, she warns, there will be no Brexit at all. And public school teachers in L.A. go on strike.

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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Friday, January 11th, 2019

The partial government shutdown is now tied for the longest in U.S. history, and President Trump appears closer to declaring a national emergency to fund a border wall. Also, the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is likely to be on the Secretary of State's agenda as a Middle East trip takes him to Saudi Arabia.

Friday, January 11th, 2019

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Thursday, January 10th, 2019

President Trump is taking his argument for a border wall to the border, while talks over funding the wall are stalled in D.C. What is his visit expected to accomplish? And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to give a speech in Egypt today against a backdrop of mixed messages on U.S. policy in the region.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

In his prime-time appeal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the President said the new trade deal with Mexico would indirectly pay for it. Is that true? And there is fresh outcry over allegations of sexual assault against singer and producer R. Kelly following a new docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly."

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

President Trump delivers his first televised Oval Office address tonight to talk about his border wall agenda, as the partial government shutdown hits day 18. And as National Security Adviser John Bolton arrives in Turkey, how do shifting messages on troops in Syria look to U.S. allies in the region?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

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Monday, January 7th, 2019

President Trump's acting chief of staff called weekend meetings aimed at ending the partial government shutdown "disappointing." So what now, as the shutdown enters its 17th day? The White House is also sending mixed signals about when U.S. troops will leave Syria.

Monday, January 7th, 2019

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Friday, January 4th, 2019

The House passed a plan last night to re-open the government without funding the border wall. Meanwhile, more U.S. troops are expected at the border soon to build and upgrade border fencing. In the middle of this partial government shutdown, how is the Pentagon paying for this mission? Plus, why Israeli settlements in the West Bank have surged in recent years.

Friday, January 4th, 2019

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Democrats take control of the House today. Is President Trump's demand for border wall funding doomed? Also, how effective would a wall really be at keeping migrants out of the U.S.? Plus, new details about the American citizen detained in Russia. Are Russians setting the stage for a possible prisoner swap?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Top congressional leaders gather at the White House today for a briefing on the border. Are they ready to start negotiating? Also, family members of an American citizen detained in Russia are speaking out. Is there any reason to believe the accusations of espionage? Plus, NASA completed a mission more than 4 billion miles away from Earth. Will their findings explain the origins of our solar system?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

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