October Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check, Analysis

Loading... Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, has some key differences from the last three. This time, there is an ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is catching up to former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls and businessman Tom Steyer is making his debut to the debate stage. There will be 12 candidates total in the CNN/ New York Times debate, which will air on CNN and on many NPR member stations beginning at 8...

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Trump, Ukraine And The Path To The Impeachment Inquiry: A Timeline

When President Trump spoke to Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25, Trump held the keys to two things the new Ukranian president needed in order to demonstrate he had full U.S. backing to push back on Russian aggression: military assistance and an Oval Office meeting. Both would send a necessary signal that the U.S.-Ukraine alliance was strong. But the alliance was on shaky ground. In the months leading up to the call, Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani pressed Ukrainian officials to launch...

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Drew Holcomb On New Album And Collaboration

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are coming to Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, October 15th after a weekend performing across Texas and headlining at Austin City Limits.

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The city of Sand Springs approves a gender neutral public decency ordinance.

The new rule bans obscene nudity by a woman or a man if it causes an alarm or disturbance, because city officials didn’t want to discriminate based on a person’s sex.

Chief of Police Mike Carter says his officers aren’t going to be patrolling Sand Springs looking for topless people and issuing citations.

Then-national security adviser John Bolton was distressed about Rudy Giuliani. Trump's personal lawyer had bypassed established procedure for representing the White House with a foreign leader and had launched a secret back channel of communication with Ukraine. The shadowy moves were so potentially combustible that Bolton in private meetings earlier this year called Giuliani "a hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up."

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of October 15, 2019. This week's playlist includes a psychedelic selection from Allah Las, a cut from Clipping's upcoming release, a song by Panda Bear, and so much more.

In an interview with ABC News that aired Tuesday morning, Hunter Biden said his involvement in the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma was, in retrospect, "poor judgment on my part," although he said he did "nothing wrong at all." Biden asked, "was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is ... a swamp in many ways? Yeah."

Biden also reiterated that he will not work for any foreign companies should his father become president.

Starting early last year, the nation's most powerful consumer protection agency sent examiners into companies that run student loan call centers to try to fix a troubled loan forgiveness program. But the Department of Education blocked the bureau from getting the information it needed, NPR has learned.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is designed to help firefighters, military service members, nonprofit workers and others. But thousands of people say they were treated unfairly and rejected.

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In less than a week, a landmark battle over who bears responsibility for the U.S. opioid crisis will begin in federal court.

The case involves thousands of plaintiffs at virtually every level of government and defendants from every link in the chain of opioid drug production — from major multinational corporations such as Johnson & Johnson and CVS, right down to individual doctors. And on Oct. 21, the first trial is set to kick off before a judge in the Northern District of Ohio.

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