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Friday, January 18th, 2019

The shutdown showdown between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intensifies. Meanwhile, a report from BuzzFeed News says Trump instructed his onetime lawyer to lie to Congress. And North Korea's top negotiator is in Washington, DC. Could there be a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump?

Friday, January 18th, 2019

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Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll results show President Trump losing support from key parts of his base. And a Chicago judge rules on whether three police officers covered up for their colleague in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence in Parliament today, after lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected her Brexit plan. Meanwhile, federal employees in the U.S. search for temporary work to make ends meet as the partial government shutdown drags on.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

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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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