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U.S. troops are trying to clarify their mission in Syria. President Trump has been criticized for relocating some troops, which made it easier for Turkey to attack Kurds in northern Syria a month ago. Those Kurds have been a key U.S. ally in fighting ISIS. NPR's Jane Arraf visited U.S. troops in Syria today.

Hi, Jane.

JANE ARRAF, BYLINE: Hi there.

SHAPIRO: So the military flew you to a couple locations. You're in a helicopter today. What did troops tell you about what their mission is right now?

The silver-backed chevrotain — a mysterious animal that's the size of a rabbit but looks like a silver-splashed deer — has been photographed in the wild for the first time. The chevrotain is the world's smallest hoofed mammal, or ungulate.

Scientists say they have rediscovered a type of chevrotain that had been "lost to science" for nearly 30 years.

Foreign service officer Christopher Anderson's testimony has been released by Congress, as part of a new, public phase of the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Anderson worked for U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and served as a special adviser for Ukraine negotiations from August 2017 through July 12, leaving days before a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that helped trigger the inquiry.

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There's a lot of blame being thrown around across Washington this week, and one way to deflect the blame, an expression of metaphorical violence - you know, the one that involves a large vehicle.

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There's a lot of blame being thrown around across Washington this week, and one way to deflect the blame, an expression of metaphorical violence - you know, the one that involves a large vehicle.

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There's a lot of blame being thrown around across Washington this week, and one way to deflect the blame, an expression of metaphorical violence - you know, the one that involves a large vehicle.

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U.S. troops are trying to clarify their mission in Syria. President Trump has been criticized for relocating some troops, which made it easier for Turkey to attack Kurds in northern Syria a month ago. Those Kurds have been a key U.S. ally in fighting ISIS. NPR's Jane Arraf visited U.S. troops in Syria today.

Hi, Jane.

JANE ARRAF, BYLINE: Hi there.

SHAPIRO: So the military flew you to a couple locations. You're in a helicopter today. What did troops tell you about what their mission is right now?

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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There's a lot of blame being thrown around across Washington this week, and one way to deflect the blame, an expression of metaphorical violence - you know, the one that involves a large vehicle.

(SOUNDBITE OF MONTAGE)

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