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In this file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a gathering of the House Democratic Caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. On Sept. 19, Mrs. Pelosi unveiled House Democrats' plans to reform prescription drug pricing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi releases drug-pricing plan ahead of 2020

- The Washington Times

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday attempted to angle the political debate away from impeachment with the rollout of a plan to lower prescription drug prices, incorporating ideas President Trump has endorsed to give the legislation a chance of actually becoming law.

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AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

- Associated Press

Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor.

Members of United Auto Workers Local 1590 picket near the GM Martinsburg Parts Distribution Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.,, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, during the fourth day of a nationwide work stoppage involving about 49,000 union workers. (Matthew Umstead/The Herald-Mail via AP)

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

- Associated Press

Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically.

In this Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before leaving the White House in Washington. . (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Trump charges media with protecting Biden on Ukraine story; Biden angrily responds on campaign trail

- The Washington Times

President Trump said Saturday the media is "fabricating" a story about him pressuring the president of Ukraine to investigate the son of Democratic frontrunner Joseph R. Biden, while ignoring a story about Mr. Biden essentially blackmailing Ukrainian leaders to lay off his son. Meanwhile, campaigning in Iowa, Mr. Biden angrily accused the president of "using every element of his presidency to try and smear me." He called for an investigation into Mr. Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president.

Lawmakers return to governor's fall 'conversation openers'

- Associated Press

Gov. Tom Wolf busied himself in the quiet Capitol over the summer with plans that didn't involve lawmakers: a way to finance new voting machines, new charter school regulations to write, gun violence prevention programs to create and more.

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

- Associated Press

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change.

Protesters chant slogans against the regime in Cairo, Egypt, early Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Dozens of people held a rare protest in Cairo during which they called on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to quit. Security forces dispersed the protesters and no casualties were reported. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down

Associated Press

Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas.

Liberal Leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a policy announcement promising to ban all military-style assault rifles as part of a broader gun-control plan that will also take steps towards restricting and banning handguns in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

- Associated Press

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters - and all Canadians of color - by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of the neighboring United States.

Judge mulls bid to curb power to split families at border

- Associated Press

A federal judge said Friday that he was struggling with a request to more narrowly define what behavior justifies separating children from their parents at the border after complaints that the Trump administration has abused discretionary powers to split families under limited circumstances, like criminal history or questions about whether the adult is really the parent.