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Friday, November 22nd, 2019

11/22/2019
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Two weeks of public impeachment testimony are now over. Where does the inquiry go next? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Could his 10-year grip on power be coming to an end? And the U.S. deports a Honduran asylum-seeker to Guatemala, signalling a big change in asylum rules.

Duration:00:13:42

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

11/21/2019
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President Trump's EU ambassador says there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. As impeachment hearings continue today, was Gordon Sondland's testimony a game-changer? Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for the latest debate. Who stood out? And a rash of racist incidents at Syracuse University has sparked student protests there.

Duration:00:13:35

Special Report: U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland's Public Testimony

11/20/2019
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What does U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's public testimony in the impeachment inquiry reveal?

Duration:00:11:08

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

11/20/2019
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Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland changed his testimony once. Will he do it again when he testifies in the public impeachment inquiry today? Who is Jim Jordan, the Ohio lawmaker who has defended Trump in the inquiry? And a former British consulate worker and Hong Kong citizen claims torture by Chinese officials.

Duration:00:13:22

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

11/19/2019
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A new poll shows Americans are following the impeachment saga, but is the inquiry swaying anyone's opinion? What might we learn from Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness, when he testifies today? And how might Iran respond to protests that flared after the regime hiked gas prices?

Duration:00:13:34

Monday, November 18th, 2019

11/18/2019
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A Hong Kong university has becomes a battle zone as protesters fight off police with arrows and Molotov cocktails. How does this standoff end? More witnesses in the impeachment inquiry go before cameras this week. What can we expect? And Chinese tech giant Huawei is expected to get a reprieve from the White House.

Duration:00:13:33

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

11/16/2019
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What we learned from the impeachment hearings, and what will we hear next week? Three service members accused or convicted of war crimes are cleared by President Trump; why did the Pentagon want him to stay out of it? Plus, a setback in the fight to eradicate polio.

Duration:00:13:26

Friday, November 15th, 2019

11/15/2019
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies publicly in the impeachment inquiry today. What more will she reveal? What prompted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to agree to release department records amid a fight over student loan forgiveness? And will Lebanon's protests be quelled by a potential new prime minister?

Duration:00:13:48

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

11/14/2019
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During the impeachment inquiry's first public testimony, a top diplomat describes a previously unknown phone call involving President Trump. What else did we learn? Why is a federal regulator probing Google's collection of health data? And a civil-rights group says it has hundreds of emails suggesting a key White House adviser promoted white-nationalist views — and plans to release more.

Duration:00:13:11

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

11/13/2019
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Public hearings start today in the impeachment inquiry. How will witness testimony play out before the cameras? Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at the White House. What do both leaders want from each other? And are Hong Kong protests entering a new, more violent phase?

Duration:00:13:11

Special Report: Was It An Abuse Of Power?

11/12/2019
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With public hearings in the impeachment inquiry set to start Wednesday, we examine the evidence: Do recently released testimonies indicate a presidential abuse of power?

Duration:00:12:39

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

11/12/2019
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Young, undocumented immigrants march on Washington ahead of a landmark Supreme Court case. They're chanting "home is here." What's at stake for these DACA recipients? The impeachment investigation takes a different direction tomorrow. The inquiry goes public. Democrats want some of the key actors to tell their stories to shape public opinion. But which officials do Republicans want to hear from and why? And what should be done with foreign fighters who joined ISIS? Hundreds of them are being...

Duration:00:14:16

Monday, November 11th, 2019

11/11/2019
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Three diplomats who raised concerns about the president's moves toward Ukraine have testified in private. What can they add as they testify this week in public? The impeachment inquiry opens its doors and lets in the the cameras. Demonstrators in Bolivia are not chanting "yes we can" but "yes we could." How did they force President Evo Morales to surrender his job? And in Hong Kong, the authorities show no sign of giving way to protesters. A policeman grappled with one protester before...

Duration:00:13:04

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

11/9/2019
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We learn more about the last days of closed door testimony in the impeachment inquiry, and look ahead to its TV debut. The Senate is expected to clear the way for Trump's latest acting pick for DHS head. And Brazil's former leftist president is out of prison — what does that mean for the country's far-right government?

Duration:00:13:41

Friday, November 8th, 2019

11/8/2019
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What revelations did a week of newly released impeachment transcripts contain, and what's next as a week of public hearings is set to begin? How close are the U.S. and China to a 'phase one' trade deal? And France's President questions the future of NATO amid waning U.S. commitment.

Duration:00:14:58

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

11/7/2019
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The U.S.'s top diplomat to Ukraine will be among the first witnesses to testify in the public impeachment inquiry. What could he say? The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia. And Kentucky's Republican governor has asked for a recanvass of ballots after narrowly losing the governor's race.

Duration:00:13:31

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

11/6/2019
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The U.S. ambassador to the EU has changed his story on quid pro quo. What else does updated his testimony reveal? Could big wins for Democrats in state-level elections spell trouble for President Trump in 2020? And oral arguments begin for a Supreme Court case that could impact the Clean Water Act.

Duration:00:13:47

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

11/5/2019
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What could new public transcripts of closed-door testimonies reveal from the impeachment inquiry? As four states hold big elections today, what could the results tell us about 2020? And the road ahead as the U.S. leaves the Paris climate agreement.

Duration:00:13:09

Monday, November 4th, 2019

11/4/2019
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What could House impeachment investigators learn from White House lawyer John Eisenberg? The whistleblower whose complaint triggered the impeachment inquiry remains anonymous — will House Republicans accept that person's written testimony? And in New Delhi, air pollution reaches record - and dangerous - levels.

Duration:00:13:44

Special report: The Impeachment Inquiry against Donald J. Trump

11/2/2019
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NPR's Steve Inskeep hosts a special report on the impeachment inquiry. At the center of the impeachment inquiry is a whistle blower's complaint about the President's actions on a call to the president of Ukraine. Did the president abuse his power when he asked for investigation into a political rival? Inskeep, along with NPR's hosts, correspondents, and producers step through the story as we know it so far - explaining who the key players are and what they knew.

Duration:00:52:52