Aired On Monday, January 24, 2 PM, On WTOP.

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The hour Your home for original reporting I'm Deborah Rodriguez global tensions are rising over Russia and a possible invasion of Ukraine President Biden could follow the lead of other NATO nations and send more U.S. forces into the area White House correspondent Stephen portnoy President Biden has cast the primary risk for Vladimir Putin should he invade Ukraine as severe economic consequences of the type Russia has never seen before but for weeks The White House has also said the allies would bolster the existing NATO troop presence in Eastern Europe The president met with his national security team this past weekend at Camp David to consider options including sending several thousand more Americans to the region Police in Germany say a gunman is dead after he shot and wounded several people and a lecture hall at heidelberg university No details have been released on the identity of the suspect or on the severity of the injuries School shootings are rare in Germany which has some of the strictest gun laws in Europe A court in London has ruled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal a decision paving the way for his extradition to the U.S. to the country's highest court His fiancee Stella Morris Let's not.

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