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NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump says the US military and its allies are very close to driving ISIS from Iraq and Syria. NPR's Aisha Rosco has more speaking at a State Department event for the global coalition to defeat ISIS. Trump said US forces have retaken more than twenty thousand square miles of land over the past two years. It should be formally announced sometime probably next week that we will have a one hundred percent of the caliphate. But I want to wait for the official word. I want to say too early. Trump had said that ISIS was completely defeated in Syria. But he's backed away from that assertion recently. Why ISIS has lost nearly all of its territory. The Pentagon has estimated the group still has as many as thirty thousand members in Iraq and Syria. Aisha Rasco NPR news, the White House days before officially launching her democratic presidential campaign, Massachusetts, Senator Elizabeth Warren is publicly apologizing for listing herself as an American Indian on her nineteen Eighty-six registration for the Texas State bar more. And his also not ruling out the possibility that she made the same declaration on other documents saying ital-, she saw herself this is who I grew up believing with my brothers. This is our family story. But as I said, it's important to note, I'm not a try to citizen. And I should have been more. Just more mindful of the distinction with tribal citizenship and tribal sovereignty. A spokeswoman says Warren apologized in private last week to the principal chief of the Cherokee nation for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty tribal citizenship and for the harm it caused day. After a Alabama's attorney general clear to police officer in a fatal thanksgiving shooting officials in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover say they'll conduct their own probe. Sherrel Wheeler Stewart of member station. H reports that the new probe centers on whether the officers followed policy, according to the Alabama attorney general's report the officer believed emancipate Bradford junior had fired shots and wounded others at a crowded mall on thanksgiving. But the report also raises questions about whether the officer sufficiently warned him before opening fire officials later said Braford wasn't the shooter. The attorney general's office also released a video from the incident who premier Frank brocade says the city. Review process isn't over. We'll look at how we handle everything across the board. And when we see places that we need to improve certainly we want to do that. The did not give the identity of the officer involved in the shooting. He did say the city would defend him in any civil lawsuits connected to the incident for NPR news. I'm Sherrel Wheeler Stewart in Birmingham and from Washington. You're listening to NPR news. Virginia's attorney general call Racine is stepping down as co chair of a national association of his peers after admitting that he wore black face at a college party receives revelation comes amid controversy over a photo on governor Ralph Northerns medical school yearbook page showing someone in black face and another individual wearing a Klan robe. Meanwhile, Virginia's Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax is rejecting California woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in a Boston hotel room during the two thousand four democratic national convention the boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Boutin a- has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering. Paul Erickson has pleaded not guilty to the charges which are not related to the case against booty. No NPR's Carrie Johnson explains. A judge released Paul Erickson on bond after an initial court appearance in South Dakota. A grand jury charged him with eleven felony counts over his personal business dealings. Prosecutors say. Eriksson lied to investors in enriched himself. Ericsson is come to national attention for his relationship with a Russian woman who pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign agent the charges in South Dakota do not cover his interactions with Russians. Authorities in Washington DC had been investigating those allegations. Carrie Johnson NPR news Washington on Wall Street stocks close lightly lower following the release of mixed corporate earnings reports the Dow Jones industrials lost twenty one points. The NASDAQ composite index fell twenty six and the s&p five hundred six points lower. I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington.