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Monday, January 20, 2020
- Hundreds Of Central Americans Mass At Guatemala-Mexico Border
NPR's David Greene talks to reporter James Fredrick about the migrant caravan as hundreds of Central Americans gather on the Guatemala border with the goal to enter Mexico and eventually the U.S.
- Palace Makes Prince Harry And Meghan's 'Step Back' Official
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, more commonly known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are no longer working members of the British royal family and will stop receiving public funds for royal duties.
- Israel-Hamas Aim To Reduce Hostilities As Gaza Restraints Eased
Israel and Hamas are negotiating to pause violence and ease up pressure in the Gaza Strip, allowing thousands of workers to go into Israel and the exports of some food.
- Pre-Trial Hearings Set To Begin In Case Against Sept. 11 Terrorists
Testimony in the Sept. 11 case begins Tuesday at the U.S. military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On the witness stand will be psychologists whose consulting firm developed the CIA's torture program.
- New Respiratory Virus In China Raises A Lot Of Questions
A troubling new virus that surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month is raising concerns. Health authorities there say they have identified at least 139 people who've been infected.
- News Brief: Trump Impeachment, Virginia Gun Rally, Royals Step Back
Senate impeachment trial of President Trump begins Tuesday. Virginia's capital prepares for a pro-gun rally. Buckingham Palace says Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
- Canada Sends Armed Forces To Help Newfoundlanders Dig Out After Blizzard
In the capital city of St. John's, the snowstorm completely buried cars and caused thousands to lose power. As much as 30 inches of snow fell in some parts of the city.
- American Firefighters Battle Australian Blazes
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Joel Kerley, an American helicopter pilot and wildfire manager who has been fighting the wildfires in Australia.
- What's Next For Harry And Meghan
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are getting what they want: a step back from royal life. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the BBC's Jonny Dymond about the deal they've agreed to.
- What Young Iraqis Want For U.S. Troops
The Iraqi government has called for U.S. troops to leave, but many young Iraqis would like them to stay. They want good relations with both the U.S. and their big neighbor, Iran.
- How Fires Are Impacting First Nations Australians
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Oliver Costello, CEO of Firesticks Alliance, about how First Nations Australians are coping with the fires.
- Trade War's Effect On The Economy
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Randall Kroszner, a former governor for the Federal Reserve, about why the U.S. economy has remained relatively healthy despite the trade war with China.
- Worries Over Migrants' Mental Health
Aid workers are worried about a mental health crisis on the border. Thousands of migrants are camped out in Mexican border towns, waiting to ask for asylum in the U.S. Many are becoming despondent.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
- Harry And Meghan Are No Longer Working Members Of The Royal Family, Palace Says
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also will stop receiving public funds for royal duties and will not use their "royal highness" titles.
- A Mayor In Norway's Arctic Looks To China To Reinvent His Frontier Town
Melting ice means ships are plowing along polar lanes, so Rune Rafaelsen wants Chinese investors to help turn the small town of Kirkenes into a major logistics hub. But doubters abound.
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