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Does the evidence show President Trump abused his power? We start to hear for ourselves this week witnesses testify publicly in the House impeachment inquiry, and we prepare this morning by examining the evidence so far.

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How will the presence of TV cameras change the impeachment inquiry?

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One of the world's most wanted terrorists is dead. So what does this mean for the Islamic State?

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President Trump announced the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi yesterday.

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U.S. forces in Syria complicated any effort by Turkey to invade for years. Now that U.S. forces are going, U.S. sanctions are not immediately having the same effect.

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The United States is pulling its forces out of northern Syria. And the Syrian government is moving back in.

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Federal prosecutors say two businessmen had a motive for making illegal contributions to U.S. political campaigns. The two men sought to remove an American diplomat in Ukraine, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.

The two men, Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, were associates of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. They also have business interests in Ukraine.

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How far can President Trump go in defying the will of Congress?

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Looking back at more than 25 years in public service, Susan Rice — former U.N. ambassador for the United States and national security adviser to President Barack Obama — describes much of her career as a balancing act.

Sometimes, that meant toeing the line between her personal and professional life.

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Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry are looking into one of President Trump's closest allies.

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As China celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party's rule, China's ambassador to the U.S. says that it's thanks to that very system that his country has climbed the ranks of global leadership.

"We have had our own setbacks over the years," Cui Tiankai tells NPR's Steve Inskeep. "But generally speaking, as a whole, we have gradually found a path for China's development that works for China."

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President Trump spent much of the weekend on Twitter. Tweets from the president's account denounced his critics or shared videos of his supporters more than 80 times.

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Today we may learn more about President Trump's overseas effort to gain dirt on a political opponent. The director of national intelligence testifies before a House committee.

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After months of hesitating, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is starting a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Wednesday unveiled a package of anti-poverty proposals to give more people — including undocumented immigrants — access to federal benefits such as Medicaid.

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Let's hear from a country that has been a special focus for President Trump.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says his country will not succumb to economic pressure by the Trump administration.

"We are resisting an unprovoked aggression by the United States," Zarif told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview in New York City on Sunday. "I can assure you that the United States will not be able to bring us to our knees through pressure."

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How far could the United States and Saudi Arabia push a confrontation with Iran?

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The southern border is effectively closed to the vast majority of migrants who are seeking asylum in the U.S.

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How does a change in White House personnel affect the prospects for war or peace?

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