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News Wrap: Upon court order, ICE stops force-feeding 2 detained asylum seekers


JUDY WOODRUFF: And in the day's other news:Stocks surged on hopes for an end to the U.S.-Chinese

trade war.

The U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer,reported making headway at talks that wrapped

up in Beijing today.

The news sent the Dow Jones industrial averageup nearly 444 points, to close at 25883.

The Nasdaq rose 45 points, and the S&P 500added almost 30.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementagency, or ICE, has stopped force-feeding

a group of detainees in El Paso, Texas.

The men, from India, have been on a hungerstrike while seeking asylum.

Federal judges initially approved the feeding,but, on Wednesday, one of the judges ordered

a halt for two of the men.

The top man at the Pentagon says that theU.S. will not abandon the fight against Islamic

State forces, despite withdrawing from Syria.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahanspoke in Germany today.

He said the U.S. will keep up its counterterrorismcapabilities and recruit an even stronger

coalition.

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