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Trump Legal Team Expands, Baseball In Crisis, Volcano In Philippines

With the President's impeachment trial in the Senate set to begin next week, Trump assembles his legal team. Also, a scandal over stealing signs is roiling Major League Baseball. And Taal Volcano in the Philippines may be in a lull but it's still dangerous.

Trump Legal Team Expands, Baseball In Crisis, Volcano In Philippines

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Watchdog Report Says Trump Broke The Law, FBI Arrests, Puerto Rico Disaster Relief

President Donald Trump broke the law. He did it by withholding aid to Ukraine. That's the conclusion of a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. But will it affect the Senate impeachment trial? Three men were arrested this week in connection with a white supremacist group called "The Base." The suspects planned to build an assault rifle and had amassed over 1,600 rounds of ammunition. Who are they and what were their plans? Also, after more than 1,000 earthquakes in Puerto Rico, President Trump has signed a major disaster declaration. How much will this help the island?

Watchdog Report Says Trump Broke The Law, FBI Arrests, Puerto Rico Disaster Relief

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Lev Parnas Speaks Out, China Reacts To Trade Truce, Putin Consolidates His Power

President Donald Trump "knew exactly what was going on" in Ukraine. That's according to Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas. But how credible are his claims? In Russia, the prime minister and his entire cabinet resigned. The dramatic move came shortly after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes. Many see the shakeup as Putin's doing. We also get an inside view from China of the newly signed "Phase One" trade deal. What are Chinese officials telling people about the deal?

Lev Parnas Speaks Out, China Reacts To Trade Truce, Putin Consolidates His Power

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House To Vote On Sending Impeachment Articles, Debate Recap, U.S.-China Trade Truce

The House on Wednesday will vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. This as new details come to light about the pressure campaign against the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Will it amplify calls to allow new evidence in the upcoming Senate trial? In the final Democratic presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) confronted doubts over a woman in the White House head on. And 18 months after he began his trade war with China, President Donald Trump is set to sign a partial truce. What's in it?

House To Vote On Sending Impeachment Articles, Debate Recap, U.S.-China Trade Truce

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Esper Interview, Democratic Debate Preview, Justice Department Puts Pressure On Apple

Can U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper explain the intelligence that led to the killing of a top Iranian general? And what's the strategy if Iran retaliates in the future? In an interview with NPR, Esper answered those questions and more. Also, the Democratic presidential race is getting more personal. Tonight is the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses. Apple is refusing to comply with the FBI's demand to unlock the phones of an alleged mass shooter. U.S. Attorney General William Barr isn't pleased. Is there a simple solution?

Esper Interview, Democratic Debate Preview, Justice Department Puts Pressure On Apple

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Protests In Iran, Esper Coy On Trump's Intelligence Claims, Quakes Shake Puerto Rico

Iranians are in the streets protesting again, but they have turned their rage away from the U.S. They're demonstrating against their own government after it admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian airliner. President Donald Trump said Iranian general Qassem Soleimani posed an imminent threat to U.S. interests. So why did Defense Secretary Mark Esper say he didn't see any specific evidence? Also, Puerto Rico is dealing with the aftermath of some strong earthquakes. How are people coping, and are they expecting more?

Protests In Iran, Esper Coy On Trump's Intelligence Claims, Quakes Shake Puerto Rico

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Iran Plane Investigation, Trump Says Embassies Targeted, Puerto Rico Recovery

Iran admitted that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane this week — blaming it on human error. We'll have reaction to the admission. Also, President Trump claims that multiple embassies were part of the "imminent threat" that led to the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian military commander last week. Power is returning to Puerto Rico after an earthquake earlier this week, but people are still sleeping outside there, as strong aftershocks continue to shake the island.

Iran Plane Investigation, Trump Says Embassies Targeted, Puerto Rico Recovery

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Plane Crash Update, House Votes To Limit Trump's War Powers, More Trouble For Boeing

Iran said that it will let U.S. government experts help investigate an airplane crash in Tehran. The U.S. is saying nothing in public about the cause of the crash, but officials of several other nations suggest Iran apparently brought down the plane by mistake. The House told the president to consult Congress before taking further military action against Iran. But what will happen to that demand in the Republican-controlled Senate? Also, newly released documents show that some Boeing employees mocked the designers of the 737 Max, as well as regulators who approved the plane.

Plane Crash Update, House Votes To Limit Trump's War Powers, More Trouble For Boeing

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House Votes To Curb Trump's War Powers, Inside Saudi-Iranian Relations, A Royal Exit

The House will vote on a resolution to limit President Donald Trump's use of military force. Even some Republicans in the Senate now say they're concerned. Trump himself called on U.S. allies to take a stand against Iran. But how have the recent events affected one of U.S.'s closest allies, Saudi Arabia? And Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are calling it quits — not with each other — but with the royal family, at least in part.

House Votes To Curb Trump's War Powers, Inside Saudi-Iranian Relations, A Royal Exit

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Iran Attacks U.S. Targets, The Response in Iraq, 176 Dead In Plane Crash

Iran fulfilled its promise to retaliate after a U.S. airstrike killed a top general. Iranian missiles struck bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq. President Trump tweeted "All is Well!" But is this a step closer to a war? What are officials in Iran and Iraq saying about the possibility of further escalation? Also in Iran, a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed just after takeoff, killing all 176 people on board. Why did the plane go down, and who were the victims?

Iran Attacks U.S. Targets, The Response in Iraq, 176 Dead In Plane Crash

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