Wall or no wall?
President Trump says he may call a national emergency to get the funding to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. He is expected to travel to the border Thursday.

Democratic lawmakers and Trump are locked in a stalemate over funding the wall, causing the the government to partially shutdown on Dec. 22.

White House reporter David Nakamura talks about whether that’s possible, or even legal with host Martine Powers. “Trump is facing mounting pressure,” he says, “from his conservative base to deliver a win at a moment when House Democrats with newfound powers are expected to launch investigations into the president’s policies and personal finances.”

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Computer, take the wheel
Would you let a computer drive you through the suburbs of Phoenix? Tech reporter Geoffrey Fowler did, and he takes us along for his ride in a self-driving car.

“It looks like a minivan,” he says. “You know that kind of car used by soccer moms and soccer dads all over America? And then when you get closer to the car you start noticing some other funny things.”

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Wine on Mars?
Moscow reporter Amie Ferris-Rotman on Georgia’s efforts to grow the best varietal on the Red Planet.

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Wall or no wall?
President Trump says he may call a national emergency to get the funding to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. He is expected to travel to the border Thursday.

Democratic lawmakers and Trump are locked in a stalemate over funding the wall, causing the the government to partially shutdown on Dec. 22.

White House reporter David Nakamura talks about whether that’s possible, or even legal with host Martine Powers. “Trump is facing mounting pressure,” he says, “from his conservative base to deliver a win at a moment when House Democrats with newfound powers are expected to launch investigations into the president’s policies and personal finances.”

More on this topic:


Computer, take the wheel
Would you let a computer drive you through the suburbs of Phoenix? Tech reporter Geoffrey Fowler did, and he takes us along for his ride in a self-driving car.

“It looks like a minivan,” he says. “You know that kind of car used by soccer moms and soccer dads all over America? And then when you get closer to the car you start noticing some other funny things.”

More on this topic:


Wine on Mars?
Moscow reporter Amie Ferris-Rotman on Georgia’s efforts to grow the best varietal on the Red Planet.

More on this topic:

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