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.
U.S. Troops in Syria, Ambassador to Ukraine Deposition, Canadian Election
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.
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.
BONUS: What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping
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."
Impeachment Revelations, Turkey's Syria Deal, Mexico Gunfight connected to Cartel
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.
Syria Policy, Sondland Testifies, E.U.-U.K. Brexit Deal, Rep. Cummings has died
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.
Warren Under Attack, More Twists in Ukraine Inquiry, Aid Agencies Leave Conflict Zone
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The battle over impeachment heats up between Congress and the White House. Will the Trump administration comply with Congress' subpoenas? Kurt Volker will be the first official deposed in the inquiry. Who is he and why is he central to Congress' investigation? And in Dallas, former police officer Amber Guyger is sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering Botham Jean.
Trump Impeachment Battle, Kurt Volker Deposition, Amber Guyger Sentencing
The Trump administration is defying the demands of House Democrats. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accusing the impeachment investigators of bullying. Could this resistance prevent key State Department officials from testifying? In a landmark affirmative action case, a judge ruled that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants. What are the chances this will end up in the Supreme Court? And it's been one month since Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. Relief workers are focusing on clearing the vast amounts of debris. As residents still flee, is there any hope life will return to normal?
The impeachment inquiry accelerates as Rudy Giuliani is subpoenaed. And President Trump reportedly asked Australia's prime minister to help with a Department of Justice investigation. What did he ask for, exactly? China's Communist Party marked seventy years in power with pageantry. Tanks, drones, and missiles rolled through Beijing. In Hong Kong, people view the same anniversary differently. What is China's president saying to them as they stage demonstrations again? But there are some worries that Beijing might step in and shut it down.
Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed, Military Parade And Protests Mark China's National Day
House Republicans push the Trump administration's message. How's an impeachment inquiry impacting his reelection campaign strategy? Joe Biden may not be the only rival on the minds of the Trump administration. The Washington Post reports the State Department is still investigating Hillary Clinton's emails. Why do some targets of the probe think it's politically motivated? And Hong Kong witnesses one of its most violent weekends of protests. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. What makes this week especially sensitive?
White House Impeachment Strategy, Clinton Email Investigation, Hong Kong Violence
The whistleblower complaint that started an impeachment inquiry is now public. It alleges that the president's allies tried to conceal details of that phone call with the Ukrainian president. Who were those officials? According to the complaint, the records from that call were put into an electronic system used for highly sensitive classified information. What do we know about that computer system and how often is it used? And in Egypt, rare protests against the government. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is tightening his grip with 2,000 people reportedly arrested. Will that be enough to deter protesters from taking to the streets again today?
President Trump says he didn't pressure Ukraine's leader. Republicans give cover while Democrats say the president used his power to find political dirt. Where does the impeachment investigation go now? Joseph Maguire, the intelligence official near the center of this storm, has now handed a whistleblower's complaint to Congress. What do we know about that complaint? And before that phone call to Ukraine, President Trump held up almost $400 million in military aid to the country. He said he was fighting corruption. So why does a Pentagon letter, obtained by NPR, suggest otherwise?
Ukraine Investigation, Intelligence Chief Under Fire, Pentagon Letter Undercuts Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launches a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. She's held back for months. So what changed her mind? British politicians return to work after a court rules that the prime minister suspended parliament unlawfully. Can that deeply divided parliament pass a Brexit deal with just a month until Britain crashes out of Europe? And a new UN report says our oceans are getting hotter. Some experts say the effects are not reversible. What does that change look like for marine life?
Impeachment Inquiry Launched, British Parliament Returns, Oceans Overheating Globally
The U.S. froze military aid to Ukraine this year. Multiple news outlets now say President Trump personally ordered that freeze at least a week before his phone call asking about political dirt. How does this all look in Ukraine's capital? The president spoke of rejecting globalism the last time he addressed the United Nations. What should we expect this time around? And a network of Syrian torture survivors are trying to hold the Assad regime to account. Their work has led to the arrest of a Syrian military officer. Could their efforts lead to government officials prosecuted for war crimes?
Ukraine Controversy, Trump's UN Speech, Syrian Torture Survivors Seek Justice