Syria, President Trump, Isis discussed on Press Play with Madeleine Brand


Problems the public schools in L A face that the strike is not addressing royale focused on the border and the wall, but for undocumented immigrants already here life has become one of fear, especially in the central valley. You have a corden of terror in this quite isolated valley. Netflix agreed not to Aaron episode from comedy show critical of Saudi Arabia's crown prince in Saudi Arabia. The incident revealing the compromises big tech companies make to expand into dictatorships and is the five second rule. Legit. We look at myths around food safety. That's all ahead in the next hour. First this news update. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Trump is preparing to deliver his first primetime address to the nation from the Oval Office tonight. It's the ultimate bully pulpit from which to make the case for building more wall along the border with Mexico. It's an issue that prompted a standoff with congressional Democrats in a partial government shutdown NPR's Asia Roscoe reports Trump's audience will include eight hundred thousand federal workers directly affected by the shutdown. Trump is pressuring congress to provide funding for what he now describes as a steel barrier. The president is expected to argue that the situation at the border is a crisis and that a physical barrier is necessary for national security. The White House is asking for five point seven billion dollars for new construction along a total of two hundred and thirty four miles democratic leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will follow with the joint rebuttal. So far Democrats have refused to back any funding for a wall, which they argue would be ineffective at addressing problems at the border Aisha Roscoe NPR news Washington, while the White House works to win over Americans on the border wall to of Trump's closest advisers are overseas trying to manage the fallout. From Trump's sudden announcement to withdraw US troops from Syria. So far Turkey a NATO? Ally is not happy with national security advisor. John Bolton's demand. The Turkish forces refrained from attacking Kurdish fighters in Syria. Kurdish forces were helping the US fight ISIS. Meanwhile, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is meeting with US allies in the Middle East. Iraq is discussing with Syria the goal of stepping up the fight against ISIS along its border NPR's. Jane Arraf has the latest from Baghdad. Iraqi prime minister Adalah Bill. Mattie says ISIS is a common threat along the almost four hundred mile long border between Iraq and Syria, senior Iraqi security officials recently in Damascus discussing the. The fight against ISIS after a possible pullout of US troops from Syria. Iraq already launches Aaron mortar strikes into Syria with the approval of the government. They're sending ground forces across the border would be another thing Abdel. Matty tells NPR that whether Iraq goes further into Syria depends on what ISIS does Iraqi forces with US help have pushed ISIS out of the cities here, but they're still fighting the group in the mountains and remote border areas. Jane Arraf NPR news, Baghdad a federal grand juries indicting. The Russian attorney who took part in the Trump Tower meeting at the center of special counsel, Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The Talia only sky is charged with obstruction of Justice in a separate money laundering case in New York before the close the Dow was up two hundred fifty six points more than one percent at twenty three thousand seven hundred eighty seven this. This is NPR news. Afternoon. It's one o four. I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW, dozens of activists rallied outside the West Hollywood, home of prominent Democratic Party political donor Ed buck last night calling for his arrest that was after a man was found dead in bucks apartment for the second time in two years..

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