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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. Congress is expected to introduce a temporary spending plan to keep the government funded through early February NPR's Windsor, Johnston reports the short term Bill will avert a partial government shutdown. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says the extension will allow the debate to continue over President Trump's demand for five billion dollars for a border wall with Mexico speaking on the Senate floor McConnell, directed his frustration toward Democrats. I'm sorry that my colleagues couldn't put the partisanship aside and show the same good faith flexibility that the president has shown in order to provide the resources our nation. News to secure the integrity of our borders as well as the safety of American families, Democrats, and some Republicans argue there are less costly and more effective ways of enhancing border controls. The White House has suggested it would accept the short-term funding extension. Windsor johnston. NPR news, Washington, the president's policy on illegal immigration and asylum seekers goes before a federal judge in California today lily Jamali with member station. K Q E D has an update the ACLU will face off against government lawyers over President Trump's attempt to bar migrants from seeking asylum. If they cross into the us from Mexico illegally last month, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against Trump's policy saying it violated a clear command from congress today, the ACO you will argue for a longer term halt lily Jamali reporting, President Trump tweets that since ISIS has been defeated in Syria. There's no reason to keep American troops on Syrian soil. Several outlets are now reporting that the administration is preparing to pull all US forces out of Syria response. A Pentagon has said the US is still working by with an through its partners in the region. A commission in Zimbabwe fines at the. Military used disproportionate force as it attempted to clear protesters following presidential elections over the summer NPR's. Ava. Peralta reports six people were fatally shot back in the summer following a contested presidential election, thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets to protest what they said were rigged results. President Emmerson Mnangagwa says e commission found ordering the military to deal with them was the right thing to do. Protesters had become rioters he says in the military was also justified in firing warning shots. How do you? So. People especially when they're with. Was. Bush. The government did not say if anyone would face consequences for using deadly force and pair news Nairobi. The Dow Jones industrial average is up two hundred forty nine points or more than one percent. This is NPR. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. And independent commission is urging the de Blasios administration to make changes to the way it's proposing to overhaul the city's jail system in a report released today, the group Amore just NYC is applauding the decision to replace Rikers island with four borough base jails, but it says the city should also build a jail on Staten Island. Judge Jonathan Lippman is the chair of the commission jails today different than they were many years ago. They could be an asset to the community and not a burden on a community Littman says the tombs in Manhattan and the detention center in Brooklyn, boerum hill proved the neighborhoods can thrive despite the presence of jails. We have some news about New York public radio. Laura Walker president and CEO of the organization will leave. Next year WNYC's. Ilya marritz reports that Walker's departure caps almost a quarter century at the helm of the nation's largest public radio station today. Of course, it's more than a public radio station. New York public radio includes podcasts a live performance space and classical w q x our last year the company acquired the new site Gotha missed when Walker was hired in nineteen ninety-five to lead WNYC.."