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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions regarding Ukraine.

The House Intelligence Committee have called two witnesses on Wednesday to describe how President Trump asked the president of Ukraine to launch investigations that Trump thought might help him in the 2020 election.

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President Donald Trump will deliver remarks this morning from the White House in response to the deadly shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton that killed 29 people.

In what might be a preview of his speech, Trump issued a series of tweets calling on Congress to pass gun control legislation as a way to make sure the victims didn't die in vain.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing today in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have insisted that he testify in person.

The House judiciary and intelligence committees have scheduled hearings for 8:30 a.m. and noon.

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Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address.

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President Trump began his second State of the Union address with a call for bipartisanship and unity, even as he remains at a logjam with Congress over immigration in the shadow of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

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President Trump has endorsed a bipartisan deal that could end the 35-day partial government shutdown, making a way for a three-week stopgap funding measure to reopen shuttered agencies.

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Track the balance of power between the major parties in Congress as results come in for House and Senate races.

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Follow live results for key ballot measures and state propositions across the country for the 2018 midterm elections.

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Follow live results from gubernatorial races across the country in the 2018 midterm election.

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Follow live results from Senate races across the country in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Follow live results from key House races across the country in the 2018 midterm election.

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The NPR team brings you detailed results and analysis of the midterms elections around the country. 

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The Justice Department is holding a press conference about the wave of suspicious packages that have been sent to political enemies of President Trump this week.

FBI special agents arrested Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, in South Florida, a law enforcement official confirmed to NPR. Sayoc has a criminal record and public records connected him with an address in Davie, Fla.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote at 1:30 p.m. on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. 

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President Donald Trump will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. on Wednesday,  following the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

In a speech Tuesday, Trump defended his "America First" agenda and touted the "tremendous progress" made in negotiations with North Korea.

"The United States is a stronger, safer and richer country than it was when I assumed office less than two years ago," Trump declared. "We are standing up for America and the American people, and we are also standing up for the world."

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