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Harvey Weinstein, NPR, United States discussed on Morning Edition

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A look back at the impact of the village people's YMCA. It's Thursday December twentieth. And this is morning edition. Con WNYC. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. The Senate has approved a short term measure to fund government agencies through February at their current levels. NPR's Stacey Samuel reports. This lowers the threat of a partial government shutdown this weekend. The stopgap Bill passed the Senate in a seventy one to twenty one voice vote last night extending funding for seven weeks. The house takes up the Bill today, and then goes to President Trump's desk. The Bill does not include funding for the US Mexico border wall. Putting off any fight over the wall until February NPR Stacey Samuel reporting. President Trump's announcement that US troops are leaving Syria has caught many by surprise, including members of congress. Several say the US withdrawal is a mistake such as Republican senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, they say they were not consulted before Trump announced his decision. Now US backed fighters in Syria, say a US withdrawal will let Islam estate regain its strength and threaten eastern Syria. A judge in Manhattan will hear arguments today about whether the criminal case against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein can go forward as NPR's rose Friedman reports Weinstein's lawyers have argued for the case to be dismissed Harvey Weinstein was arrested in may and charged with six counts of sexual assault against three different women. But questions about the conduct of a detective in the case led to one of the charges being dropped. The defense has filed a motion to dismiss the other five counts arguing that the case is tainted by bad police work. Weinstein's lawyer Ben bradlee, Ben also says the DA was forced to bring charges because of public pressure. I don't think I've ever seen a man get a less fair shake by mainstream media, then Harvey Weinstein has prosecutors say they are going full speed ahead with the rest of the case rose Friedman NPR news, New York, a.