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Retaliation Against Iran, Trudeau Admits Wearing Brownface, Fed Cuts Interest Rates

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 economy?

Retaliation Against Iran, Trudeau Admits Wearing Brownface, Fed Cuts Interest Rates

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Israel's Election, Pentagon Weighs Iran Response, California Emissions Standards

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.

Israel's Election, Pentagon Weighs Iran Response, California Emissions Standards

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Iran Accused Of Saudi Strikes, Lewandowski Testifies, Israel's Election

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 government in April. What message will voters send today?

Iran Accused Of Saudi Strikes, Lewandowski Testifies, Israel's Election

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Auto Workers Nationwide Strike, Saudi Oil Facility Strikes, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy

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 for bankruptcy. How might this impact people who got addicted to the drug they produced?

Auto Workers Nationwide Strike, Saudi Oil Facility Strikes, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy

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Democratic Frontrunners Debate, EPA Clean Water Rollback

Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage in Houston. How did they distinguish themselves? Biden continues to tout his partnership with President Obama. How are the other candidates shifting their views on the former president's record? And that administration Biden was part of has another part of its legacy unraveled. The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for America's waterways. What impact could that have on your drinking water?

Democratic Frontrunners Debate, EPA Clean Water Rollback

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Supreme Court Asylum Ruling, Tariffs On China Delayed, Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

The Supreme Court hands a victory to President Trump on immigration and getting asylum into the United States just became a whole lot more difficult. What will the ruling mean for migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border? America and China have hit pause on the trade war, if just for a fleeting moment. Both sides have held off on new tariffs. Why are Washington and Beijing pulling back? And at least six people have died because of lung disease connected with vaping and now the Trump administration says it's time to ban flavored e-cigarettes that are directly marketed to kids.

Supreme Court Asylum Ruling, Tariffs On China Delayed, Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

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John Bolton Ousted, Guantanamo Bay Investigation, Netanyahu Vows Annexation

The president's third national security adviser is out. What did the president want to do that John Bolton did not and what happens now? An NPR investigation reveals allegations of gross mismanagement at Guantanamo Bay. How much money do whistle blowers say is being wasted to keep the military prison and a court running? And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex specific parts of the West Bank. How could an election promise shift the landscape of the Middle East?

John Bolton Ousted, Guantanamo Bay Investigation, Netanyahu Vows Annexation

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Afghanistan's Future, Purdue Pharma Revealing Email, Sharpiegate Evolution

President Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are dead. And the head of U.S. Central Command vows not to sit still amid an escalation of Taliban attacks. Is the U.S. ramping up in Afghanistan or drawing down? We've got exclusive information on the settlement involving Purdue Pharma - the makers of Oxycontin. What did an email from the company, sent to one of our journalists, reveal about the huge private fortune amassed by selling opioids? And maybe you've had enough of the story about the President, Alabama and a sharpie. But new developments raise questions about the lengths the administration will go to protect the president from himself.

Afghanistan's Future, Purdue Pharma Revealing Email, Sharpiegate Evolution

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Afghanistan Talks Cancelled, Purdue Pharma Lawsuits, Bahamas Recovery Efforts

President Trump said he had planned a meeting with Taliban leaders this weekend to work towards a peace deal. It was set in secret, scheduled to take place at Camp David after months of negotiations. So why did he cancel it via tweet the day before? A nationwide settlement deal over Purdue Pharma's role in the opioid crisis has stalled. With bankruptcy now looking inevitable, what would that mean for the thousands of lawsuits filed against the makers of Oxycontin? And evacuations continue on the Abaco Islands, a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas. Will those residents ever be able to return home?

Afghanistan Talks Cancelled, Purdue Pharma Lawsuits, Bahamas Recovery Efforts

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Abaco Islands Destruction, Vaping Illness Investigation, Urban Heat Dangers

Great Abaco Island residents who survived the hurricane speak of dead bodies in the contaminated water and how they're desperate to escape. More than 200 people have come down with mysterious lung illnesses after vaping. What do health officials know about what's causing this? And a new investigation finds a troubling pattern in major American cities - poor neighborhoods are hotter than wealthy neighborhoods and climate change is widening the gap. What does that mean for these communities?

Abaco Islands Destruction, Vaping Illness Investigation, Urban Heat Dangers

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