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NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen is again delaying testimony before a house panel. He was supposed to appear this Friday now he'll appear behind closed doors on February twenty eighth Cohen is headed to federal prison next month after pleading guilty to several federal charges. Lawmakers want to know more about his work with Trump, including on a real estate deal in Moscow that Cohen lied to congress about President Trump heads to the State Department this afternoon to address members of the coalition to defeat ISIS. His visit comes as he vows to bring US troops home from Syria. NPR's? Michelle Kellerman reports US visuals, say representatives of seventy four countries and five international organizations are taking part in the meeting to map out the next phases of the fight against ISIS. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says ISIS remains a menace and the US troop withdrawal is not an end to the fight or entering an era of decentralized jihad. So we must be nimble or. In our approach as well. Kurdish fighters who have helped the US in northern Syria are nervous about the US troops pull out and feel threatened by neighboring Turkey U S officials say they are in close negotiations with Turkish counterparts to set up a buffer zone. Michele Keleman, NPR news. The State Department in his state of the union address. President Trump said he's going to hold a second summit with North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN later this month in Vietnam. NPR's Gile Snyder reports Rosen and Trump said much work remains to be done. But that his relationship with North Korea's Kim Jong on is a good one. The president said he and Kim will meet February twenty seventh and twenty eighth in Vietnam. But exactly where remains unclear while the president hails progress, the intelligence community remained sceptical director of national intelligence, Dan Coats to congress last week that North Korea's unlikely to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. NPR's Giles Snyder, the Justice department has filed a civil lawsuit against Philadelphia non. Off it that's planning eight supervised injection site. It's intended to combat the opioid crisis from member station. WHYY? Bobby Allen reports other cities have discussed similar proposals. This is the first time the federal government has acted for months. Federal officials have threatened to take the planners Philadelphia's supervised injection site to court, but it has not slowed down officials at the nonprofits safe house, which is raising money and scouting for a site where people can use opioids under medical supervision. Studies have shown that similar programs in Canada in Europe have saved lives, but US attorney Bill mix. Wayne says such a site has no place in America. This is in your face illegal activity, using some of the most deadly dangerous drugs that are on the streets. We have a responsibility to step in safehouse officials say the federal drug laws cited by the Justice department where never intended to stop something like a supervised injection site for NPR news. I'm Bobby Allen in Philadelphia. You're listening to NPR. The national weather service is warning storm system is bringing heavy snow ice and dangerous travel conditions from the upper midwest to the northeast there are storm advisories posted from Utah to Michigan the UN and women's advocacy groups are calling for the elimination of female genital mutilation by twenty thirty Lisa Shlein reports from Geneva. The appeal comes as the world marks the international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, the World Health Organization reports there's no medical justification for female genital mutilation on the contrary. WHO spokesman characters our excess this practice leads to long term, physical, psychological and social consequences negative consequences to women may experience from gentle mutilation such as prevalent with urine eighteen we desists infections as well. As complications in child worked and increased risk of newborn, that's female. Genital mutilation is prevalent in thirty countries in Africa the Middle Eastern Asia. But it's also practiced by some immigrant communities from these regions in western countries for NPR news. I'm Lisa Shlein. In geneva. A published report says the Venezuelan opposition claims, it'll hold national elections. When President Nicolas Maduro is forced propounder. The Associated Press reports opposition leaders promised to hold them within a year. Meanwhile, allies of Maduro say they might call new elections for the country's congress controlled by the opposition Madero is seeking control of Venezuela's legislative branch, I'm korva Coleman. NPR news from Washington.

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