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Democrats want a permanent legal fix to protect so-called DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country with their parents when they were young children. The Democrats want to resolve the issue as part of year-end negotiations over funding the federal government. President Trump pushed back on their demands Wednesday.

Several Democratic senators have called for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of the senators who says Franken should step down.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ventura, Calif. Mayor Neal Andrews about the wildfire that has consumed more than 50,000 acres and thousands of homes. Andrews took office the evening the fire started.

Airlines including American, Delta, and Alaska have announced restrictions on "smart luggage" due to the risk of fire caused by the lithium-ion batteries found in many of the bags.

"The meme of the moment is to say that American politics has become 'tribal,'" linguist Geoff Nunberg says. One sign of the division is the fact that no one can't agree on how to use the word.

"Without any doubt, we will not declare any blockade, we will not prevent our Olympians from taking part," Russian President Vladimir Putin said one day after the IOC's decision.

If the U.S. ends Temporary Protected Status for 300,000 Caribbean and Central American workers, there are fears it will have ripple effects — especially on post-hurricane construction.

A woman who received a uterus transplant recently delivered a healthy baby boy. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the doctors working on the experiment about its ethics, risk, and cost implications.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency about the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Russian athletes can still compete, but it will be under the Olympic flag.

Two major network news divisions are addressing problems at the organizations after unrelated incidents. ABC News president James Goldston denounced his own journalists on Monday for a botched story about the federal investigation of President Trump's inner circle. NBC News is facing skepticism from staff as the organization addresses the backlash over the Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal.

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