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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva. Coleman. Secretary estate Mike Pompeo is headed for the middle. East is expected to stop in Amman Jordan shortly where he'll hold a news conference. And then meet with the king of Jordan Pompeo is expected to address confusion about the Trump administration's plans to withdraw US troops from Syria. NPR's? Michelle Kellerman reports that Pompeo insists the US remains committed to the region secretary Pompeo says partners in the region understand that the US is committed to its goals there defeating ISIS pushing back against Iran and promoting stability. And he's downplaying the mixed messages coming from the administration about US forces in Syria. They will be leaving Pompeo says though, he's not giving a timeframe NPR's. Michelle Kellerman in November, President Trump had declared that all US troops would be pulled from Syria within weeks, but this week national security adviser John Bolton appeared to contradict the president. When he said that US troops would not leave Syria until ISIS was fully defeated. And Bolton said that the US needed guarantees the US backed Kurdish fighters would not face threats by Turkey Turkey considers the Kurdish militias terrorists and has been angry over US support for them. The White House is further clouded the matter by insisting that nothing has changed in Trump's declaration. The president is going to deliver a prime time address to the nation tonight amid the partial government shutdown over border wall funding, NPR's Giles Snyder reports that Democrats are demanding they be given equal time. House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer have issued a joint statement arguing that Democrats should be given a chance to respond in equal measure and saying if the president's past statements are any indication has speech will be full of Mollison misinformation. The White House says it has asked the television networks to give President Trump's seven to eight minutes to boost his case for. Or five point seven billion dollars in wall funding, the speech will be as I as president from the Oval Office. The president is framing the issue is a crisis requires a wall. But Democrats say it's too expensive and ineffective. They argue the president should accept house pass bills to reopen the government while congress debates the wall. Royal Snyder, NPR news Washington. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Goan is expected to be told to stay in jail in Japan following a court hearing in Tokyo, John Matthews reports from Tokyo guns lawyers say there is evidence that will help exonerate him. After going attended a hearing in a pack. Tokyo court his lead defense attorney says there are Nissan board minutes available that would disprove accusations of financial wrongdoing against the former chairman the attorney also calls for more scrutiny by prosecutors of evidence provided by Nissan goals. Family has said he's a target in an internal coup. D'etat? John Matthews reporting from Tokyo, you're listening to NPR news from Washington. North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN has arrived in Beijing on his fourth trip to China in less than a year's time is agenda has not been announced. There's speculation that Kim is trying to prepare for a potential second summit with President Trump like the one they held last June Singapore, the US has long sought to restrain or stop North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Clemson university is the champion of college football. The Tigers beat Alabama in a lopsided forty four to sixteen victory. Alabama public radio's Pat douggins has more Alabama's lost games before during the Nick Sabin era. But this defeat at the hands of clemson's being described as a knockout the Tigers struck first early in the game with an interception and touchdown by Clemson cornerback AJ, Terrell Alabama scored as well. But a field goal in the second quarter was the last time the tide would make any points. Clemson coach, Dabo Sweeney says the Tigers had a plan and stuck with it. I think we were able to achieve that. We took care of the ball. We attacked made big plays defensively we've been a little bit. But we didn't break some critical stops. And it was just a complete performance. All the way through the Tigers earned the first college football season with fifteen wins. And no losses in a century for NPR news. I'm Pat douggins in San Jose, California. Thousands of customers in northern California have gotten their power back. After a winter storm crashed through the region power is still out for thousands of customers in Oregon and Washington state. The same storm triggered flash flooding last weekend that caused huge mudslides onto the Pacific Coast Highway in California. I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring Warren implores can post jobs and you screener questions to build their short up referred candidates. Learn more at indeed dot com slash higher and the corporation for public broadcasting. This is morning edition on KCRW ahead on morning edition. Florida voters recently approved a measure that restores the voting rights of most former felons we had over five point one million voters that voted yes. On amendment for not one of those votes is based on fear rather votes of love new law goes into effect today. But the governor says additional legislation may be needed that story coming."