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Experts. Don't agree with the president that a wall on the border will keep terrorists out the facts would suggest that we don't face a crisis at the southern border in terms of terrorists trying to cross into the United States a conversation with the former head of the national counterterrorism center. Coming up was a new report released today shows that the CO two in the US fight last year. And Pennsylvania farmers gathering for that state's annual farm conference will head to the keystone state and talk with them after news headlines. 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. The back any funding for. A wall, which they argue would be effective 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, 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 fight against ISIS after a possible pullout. Out 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. Donatelli tells NPR 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 and 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 possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The talian veselnitskaya 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 is NPR news. And you're listening to. WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd crime is down in New York City. But rape reports were up last year and officials say that may be due to more reporting. There's no way to know for certain, however, because New York City has no centralized method of counting incidents of rape. Mary Haviland with the New York City alliance against sexual assaults has that to ensure accurate numbers different agencies would have to coordinate many people who are survivors of sexual violence. Go into hospitals. Many go to recruit the centers others yet. Others go to the police and others. Don't report it all Havilland says health providers are not required to report a rape to law enforcement, unless a knife. Or a gun is involved in the crime, mayor de Blasios policy of paying to send students with disabilities to private schools is adding up when he came into office to Blasios began honoring more requests for reimbursements. The city spent three hundred twenty five million dollars in two thousand seventeen onto wish and bills up more than a third over the. Previous year, but not everyone supports the policy. Alexander men is reporter for Chuck beat the online news site advocates one two three to plow more money back into the semi to create more special education programs. So that they don't have to do them out. A spokeswoman for the education department says the high cost of reimbursements in two thousand seventeen was partially due to a backlog of claims from previous years and Lin Manuel. Miranda is buying the iconic drama book shop in Times Square. Miranda and three of his collaborators on the Broadway hit Hamilton have purchased the more than a century old theater and film store after an announcement that it would close this year because of financial struggles the drama book shop will leave its current location on January twentieth. But relaunch at a new yet to be announced spot in the fall Beranda says he spent many of his teenage years reading place at the shop and tweeted in October that he's going to deal with the closing when he returns from Hamilton Puerto Rico tour tonight showers are likely mainly before midnight, otherwise mostly cloudy with a low around thirty seven degrees. Currently it's forty four degrees..