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Auto Workers Nationwide Strike, Saudi Oil Facility Strikes, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy

Tens of thousands of General Motors auto workers nationwide joined the picket line this morning. Union leaders say a deal is not close. So what demands aren't being met? Drone attacks on a massive oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia have sent the price of oil surging. President Trump says the United States is "locked and loaded." But it's not clear who is behind the attack. What happens next as tensions in the gulf remain high? And Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has filed for bankruptcy. How might this impact people who got addicted to the drug they produced?

Auto Workers Nationwide Strike, Saudi Oil Facility Strikes, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy

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Democratic Frontrunners Debate, EPA Clean Water Rollback

Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage in Houston. How did they distinguish themselves? Biden continues to tout his partnership with President Obama. How are the other candidates shifting their views on the former president's record? And that administration Biden was part of has another part of its legacy unraveled. The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for America's waterways. What impact could that have on your drinking water?

Democratic Frontrunners Debate, EPA Clean Water Rollback

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Supreme Court Asylum Ruling, Tariffs On China Delayed, Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

The Supreme Court hands a victory to President Trump on immigration and getting asylum into the United States just became a whole lot more difficult. What will the ruling mean for migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border? America and China have hit pause on the trade war, if just for a fleeting moment. Both sides have held off on new tariffs. Why are Washington and Beijing pulling back? And at least six people have died because of lung disease connected with vaping and now the Trump administration says it's time to ban flavored e-cigarettes that are directly marketed to kids.

Supreme Court Asylum Ruling, Tariffs On China Delayed, Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

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John Bolton Ousted, Guantanamo Bay Investigation, Netanyahu Vows Annexation

The president's third national security adviser is out. What did the president want to do that John Bolton did not and what happens now? An NPR investigation reveals allegations of gross mismanagement at Guantanamo Bay. How much money do whistle blowers say is being wasted to keep the military prison and a court running? And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex specific parts of the West Bank. How could an election promise shift the landscape of the Middle East?

John Bolton Ousted, Guantanamo Bay Investigation, Netanyahu Vows Annexation

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Afghanistan's Future, Purdue Pharma Revealing Email, Sharpiegate Evolution

President Trump says Afghanistan peace talks are dead. And the head of U.S. Central Command vows not to sit still amid an escalation of Taliban attacks. Is the U.S. ramping up in Afghanistan or drawing down? We've got exclusive information on the settlement involving Purdue Pharma - the makers of Oxycontin. What did an email from the company, sent to one of our journalists, reveal about the huge private fortune amassed by selling opioids? And maybe you've had enough of the story about the President, Alabama and a sharpie. But new developments raise questions about the lengths the administration will go to protect the president from himself.

Afghanistan's Future, Purdue Pharma Revealing Email, Sharpiegate Evolution

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Afghanistan Talks Cancelled, Purdue Pharma Lawsuits, Bahamas Recovery Efforts

President Trump said he had planned a meeting with Taliban leaders this weekend to work towards a peace deal. It was set in secret, scheduled to take place at Camp David after months of negotiations. So why did he cancel it via tweet the day before? A nationwide settlement deal over Purdue Pharma's role in the opioid crisis has stalled. With bankruptcy now looking inevitable, what would that mean for the thousands of lawsuits filed against the makers of Oxycontin? And evacuations continue on the Abaco Islands, a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas. Will those residents ever be able to return home?

Afghanistan Talks Cancelled, Purdue Pharma Lawsuits, Bahamas Recovery Efforts

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Abaco Islands Destruction, Vaping Illness Investigation, Urban Heat Dangers

Great Abaco Island residents who survived the hurricane speak of dead bodies in the contaminated water and how they're desperate to escape. More than 200 people have come down with mysterious lung illnesses after vaping. What do health officials know about what's causing this? And a new investigation finds a troubling pattern in major American cities - poor neighborhoods are hotter than wealthy neighborhoods and climate change is widening the gap. What does that mean for these communities?

Abaco Islands Destruction, Vaping Illness Investigation, Urban Heat Dangers

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Hurricane Shadows East Coast, Loan Forgiveness Program Broken, Pence In London

As Hurricane Dorian approaches, officials in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina prepare. How much danger do those three states face? Public servants were told their student loans would be forgiven. And now they're realizing they were misled. Why are 99% of applicants being rejected? And Vice President Pence is offering support to the British prime minister. He reaches London just after Boris Johnson plunged parliament into chaos. How can Pence help?

Hurricane Shadows East Coast, Loan Forgiveness Program Broken, Pence In London

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Bahamas Rescue Mission, Hong Kong Extradition Bill Withdrawn, Brexit Chaos

Satellite images show large parts of the Bahamas underwater as aid agencies ready for the challenge ahead. Why is it proving almost impossible to reach people in need? Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, confirms she's withdrawing the controversial extradition bill which has been the catalyst for the protest movement. Will this be enough to meet the protester's demands? And British parliament is descending into more chaos. One-time allies of Boris Johnson are now rebelling against the prime minister. What could their actions mean for the likelihood of an orderly Brexit?

Bahamas Rescue Mission, Hong Kong Extradition Bill Withdrawn, Brexit Chaos

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Bahamas Devastation, California Boat Tragedy, Joe Biden Interview

Communications in the Bahamas are so bad that it's hard for us to know how many people Hurricane Dorian has affected. But one thing is clear - the devastation is unprecedented and extensive. A rescue mission off the coast of California continues after fire engulfed a scuba diving boat. Of thirty-nine people on board, rescuers have found only a few. And Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tells NPR that President Trump has changed everything about America's relationship with the world. He's in Iowa campaigning to be the next president. How's he making his case?

Bahamas Devastation, California Boat Tragedy, Joe Biden Interview

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