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Let's Make a Deal: Brexit, Syria Ceasefire, Auto Worker Strike

Let's Make a Deal: Brexit, Syria Ceasefire, Auto Worker Strike

Skimm This - October 17, 2019 - 11:31

With just days to go before a Brexit deadline, UK and EU leaders shook hands on a new withdrawal agreement today. But that hardly means a Halloween Brexit is guaranteed. We’ll explain what could happen when British lawmakers vote on the deal on Saturday. Meanwhile, US pressure on Turkey to halt fighting in Syria appeared to pay off today, as Turkey agreed to a ceasefire to spare US-allied Kurdish fighters. Also on today’s show: how a picket line update could affect you, and something that happened in Vegas that maybe shouldn’t stay there.

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