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    News Brief: Trump Meets Democratic Leaders, Brexit Deal, U.N. Climate Talks

    News Brief: Trump Meets Democratic Leaders, Brexit Deal, U.N. Climate Talks


    As a partial government shutdown looms, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi meet the president to discuss border wall funding. Britain seeks changes to Brexit. U.N. climate talks continue in...

    As a partial government shutdown looms, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi meet the president to discuss border wall funding. Britain seeks changes to Brexit. U.N. climate talks continue in Poland.

    Often Quiet On Wars, Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen

    Often Quiet On Wars, Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen


    Something rare is stirring in Congress. There's growing sentiment to force the president to end U.S. involvement in a war, in this case Yemen, where the U.S. military has been aiding Saudi Arabia.(Image credit: Jon...

    Something rare is stirring in Congress. There's growing sentiment to force the president to end U.S. involvement in a war, in this case Yemen, where the U.S. military has been aiding Saudi Arabia.

    (Image credit: Jon Gambrell/AP)

    Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low

    Trump To Meet With 'Chuck And Nancy.' Expectations Are Low


    With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders are set to discuss border funding and other issues at the White House.(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty...

    With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders are set to discuss border funding and other issues at the White House.

    (Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Poll: Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall Amid Possible Shutdown

    Poll: Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall Amid Possible Shutdown


    Fifty-seven percent don't think demanding funding for the wall is worth the gridlock, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds. Many do not consider the wall a top priority for the next Congress, either.(Image credit: Rebecca...

    Fifty-seven percent don't think demanding funding for the wall is worth the gridlock, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds. Many do not consider the wall a top priority for the next Congress, either.

    (Image credit: Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

    Macron Promises Minimum Wage Hike And Tax Cuts To End 'Yellow Vest' Protests

    Macron Promises Minimum Wage Hike And Tax Cuts To End 'Yellow Vest' Protests


    In a speech on Monday, France's president declared "a state of social and economic emergency," offering some concessions to his critics. Among them, tax relief for the middle class and pensioners.(Image credit: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty...

    In a speech on Monday, France's president declared "a state of social and economic emergency," offering some concessions to his critics. Among them, tax relief for the middle class and pensioners.

    (Image credit: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Reaches Plea Deal With Feds

    Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Reaches Plea Deal With Feds


    The Russian woman apparently was part of an effort to build clandestine ties between Moscow and important parts of the conservative establishment.(Image credit: Pavel...

    The Russian woman apparently was part of an effort to build clandestine ties between Moscow and important parts of the conservative establishment.

    (Image credit: Pavel Ptitsin/AP)

    Lawsuits Say Australia Subjects Asylum-Seekers To Torture And Crimes Against Humanity

    Lawsuits Say Australia Subjects Asylum-Seekers To Torture And Crimes Against Humanity


    The class actions represent more than 1,000 migrants detained by the government on islands belonging to other countries, under contract with Australia.(Image credit: Aziz...

    The class actions represent more than 1,000 migrants detained by the government on islands belonging to other countries, under contract with Australia.

    (Image credit: Aziz Abdul/AP)

    Voyager 2 Bids Adieu To The Heliosphere, Entering Interstellar Space

    Voyager 2 Bids Adieu To The Heliosphere, Entering Interstellar Space


    The milestone makes the 41-year-old NASA probe just the second human-made object, after Voyager 1, to reach such distant regions. Now, Voyager 2 is over 11 billion miles from the sun — and counting.(Image credit:...

    The milestone makes the 41-year-old NASA probe just the second human-made object, after Voyager 1, to reach such distant regions. Now, Voyager 2 is over 11 billion miles from the sun — and counting.

    (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    How Congress Handles Sexual Harassment Claims Needs Fixing, But No Deal Yet On Bill

    How Congress Handles Sexual Harassment Claims Needs Fixing, But No Deal Yet On Bill


    Leaders have vowed to pass a bill changing how Congress handles claims, but the House and Senate versions have big differences. Taxpayers are still paying for any settlements involving lawmakers.(Image credit: Susan...

    Leaders have vowed to pass a bill changing how Congress handles claims, but the House and Senate versions have big differences. Taxpayers are still paying for any settlements involving lawmakers.

    (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

    Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women

    Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women


    To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for...

    To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.

    (Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

    Winter Storm Wallops Parts Of Southeastern U.S.

    Winter Storm Wallops Parts Of Southeastern U.S.


    The National Weather Service warned of continued hazards as wintry conditions linger, particularly in Virginia and the Carolinas.(Image credit: Steve...

    The National Weather Service warned of continued hazards as wintry conditions linger, particularly in Virginia and the Carolinas.

    (Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

    Roger The Buff Kangaroo, Beloved Online, Dies At Age 12

    Roger The Buff Kangaroo, Beloved Online, Dies At Age 12


    Roger, who lived at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, was an orphan who grew up to be an impressively ripped alpha male. Photos of his physique were popular online. (Image credit: Courtesy of The Kangaroo...

    Roger, who lived at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, was an orphan who grew up to be an impressively ripped alpha male. Photos of his physique were popular online.

    (Image credit: Courtesy of The Kangaroo Sanctuary)

    Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone

    Break Rules, Clean Up Gutters: The To-Do List Of A Rookie Mayor In Sierra Leone


    Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to revive the beleaguered city.(Image credit: Riccardo Savi/Getty...

    Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the first female mayor in Freetown in years, is trying to clean up the perpetual mess caused by rain and garbage — a first step in her plan to revive the beleaguered city.

    (Image credit: Riccardo Savi/Getty Images)

    The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

    The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes


    Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.(Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty...

    Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

    (Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

    Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week


    The U.S. hosted an event on coal and refused to endorse the findings of a dire climate science report. And yet, in official negotiations, the U.S. is working out how to implement the Paris agreement.(Image credit: Frank...

    The U.S. hosted an event on coal and refused to endorse the findings of a dire climate science report. And yet, in official negotiations, the U.S. is working out how to implement the Paris agreement.

    (Image credit: Frank Jordans/AP)