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The back and forth between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over the partial government shutdown escalated Friday, as Pelosi's office charged the White House leaked plans for a congressional delegation to fly commercially to Afghanistan.

On Thursday, Trump said he was revoking a military flight for the CODEL, suggesting Pelosi fly commercial instead.

Pelosi was apparently prepared to do just that. But in a statement released by her office Friday morning, spokesman Drew Hammill said:

Özlem Cekic: How Can Kindness Disarm Hate?

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Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Approaching With Kindness.

About Özlem Cekic's TED Talk

After being elected to the Danish parliament, Özlem Cekic—a Muslim immigrant to Denmark—began receiving hate mail. To counter it, she did the unexpected: she met her harrassers face to face.

About Özlem Cekic

A new story in Buzzfeed News says President Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress. Anthony Cormier, one of the Buzzfeed News reporters who broke the story, talks to Steve Inskeep.

Fourth down on the shutdown

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Markets finally have something to trade on following fourth quarter earnings news. Is the new alliance between Ford and Volkswagen a sign of things to come for the greater automotive industry? And as the government shutdown creeps into different sectors of the economy, we look at its potential effect on the upcoming Super Bowl.

Today's show is sponsored by IndeedSignNow and Wasabi Hot cloud Storage.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration has told states they can't offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are required to report to work without pay during the government shutdown.

Newsom called a letter sent to states by the U.S. Department of Labor "jaw-dropping and extraordinary" as he met with TSA workers at the Sacramento International Airport Thursday afternoon. "So, the good news is, we're going to do it, and shame on them."