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  • In the day's other news: General Motors and United Auto Workers reached a tentative deal

  • to end a month-long strike.

  • Terms of the four-year contract were not released, but the UAW said it won major gains for some

  • 49,000 workers.

  • The union had demanded higher wages, better pay for new hires, and a promise to build

  • more vehicles inside the U.S. Union leaders meet tomorrow to vote on the deal.

  • The U.S. special envoy on Iran says the withdrawal from Northeast Syria doesn't undermine efforts

  • to pressure Iran.

  • At a hearing today, senators from both sides warned the pullout will aid the Syrian regime

  • and its Iranian allies.

  • But Brian Hook disagreed:

  • President Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

  • BRIAN HOOK, State Department Special Representative for Iran: I gave a speech a couple of weeks

  • ago looking at the sort of history of the regime.

  • The president's decision with respect to Syria is not going to change our Iran strategy or

  • the efficacy of it.

  • Iran doesn't have the money that it used to, to support Assad and support its proxies.

  • So Iran is going to face a dilemma.

  • They can either support guns in Syria or prioritize the needs of their own people at home.

  • AMNA NAWAZ: President Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran last year,

  • and has imposed a wide range of economic sanctions.

  • There were signs today of a possible new Brexit deal may be close.

  • Britain and the European held talks through the night and into the day.

  • The chief E.U. negotiator reported good progress.

  • The leaders of France and Germany said an agreement could be sealed at an E.U. summit

  • tomorrow.

  • Spain is enduring a third night of street violence over Catalonia's push for independence.

  • In Barcelona, thousands turned out and battled riot police this evening.

  • Protesters set fires and threw rocks and bottles.

  • The violence began Monday after nine separatist leaders were convicted of sedition and sent

  • to prison.

  • In Hong Kong, chief executive leader Carrie Lam criticized votes in the U.S. Congress

  • backing pro-democracy demonstrators.

  • She warned it could -- quote -- "hurt American interests in Hong Kong," and she noted there

  • are more than 1,400 American businesses and 85,000 U.S. citizens in the city.

  • CARRIE LAM, Hong Kong Chief Executive (through translator): I don't need foreign parliaments

  • to tell us how important Hong Kong's human rights, freedoms and judiciary are, because

  • these are the core values of Hong Kong, which every Hong Kong person will try their best

  • to safeguard.

  • AMNA NAWAZ: Earlier, pro-democracy lawmakers jeered and blocked Lam as she tried to give

  • an annual speech.

  • She eventually spoke via video link and insisted Hong Kong is still a -- quote -- "very free

  • society."

  • Also today, a leading protest organizer was attacked by unknown assailants with hammers.

  • Supporters charged it was part of a campaign of political terror.

  • Chinese tech giant Huawei has reported a double-digit gain in sales, in the face of U.S. sanctions.

  • The company said today that sales for the year were up 24 percent through September.

  • President Trump says Huawei is a security risk, and, last May, he limited its access

  • to U.S. technology.

  • So far, though, he has delayed enforcing those sanctions.

  • Back in this country, New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill aimed

  • at President Trump's use of his pardon power.

  • It will let the state prosecute people even after they receive pardons for federal crimes.

  • The goal is to ensure that the president cannot use pardons to derail state investigations

  • of his associates.

  • Jury selection began today in Cleveland in the first federal trial stemming from the

  • opioid epidemic.

  • Two Ohio counties are suing six drugmakers and distributors.

  • Some 2,000 other suits are still pending.

  • Today's proceedings come amid reports that three of the companies are offering a settlement

  • of $18 billion over 18 years.

  • And on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 22 points to close below 27002.

  • The Nasdaq fell 24 points, and the S&P 500 slipped six.

  • Still to come on the "NewsHour": analysis of the critical moments from last night's

  • Democratic debate; hope in the darkness, opening a new frontier in the fight against Alzheimer's;

  • and much more.

In the day's other news: General Motors and United Auto Workers reached a tentative deal

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    林宜悉 posted on 2019/11/15
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