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Incoming: UK Parliament Suspension, Hurricane Dorian, Greta Thunberg

Incoming: UK Parliament Suspension, Hurricane Dorian, Greta Thunberg

Skimm This - August 28, 2019 - 12:24

Today UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend parliament, and she said she would. We’ll explain why this is a controversial move, and what this has to do with Brexit. Then: Hurricane Dorian is threatening Puerto Rico, and could continue to Florida this weekend. We’ll look at how Puerto Rico and the federal government are preparing. Also on today’s show: the Democrats might actually be able to fit all their presidential debate candidates on one stage, and Greta Thunberg sails into New York.

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