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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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President Donald Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this morning.

While Trump may hold off on any harsh words against North Korea this year,  he will use his time at the General Assembly to push back against another potential nuclear threat: Iran.

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The president is revealing his choice to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Watch the announcement LIVE at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

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President Trump hosted lawmakers from both parties to discuss gun policy and school safety on Wednesday.

During the freewheeling meeting, Trump appeared to support a number of conflicting measures and showed naivete about the legislative process.

NPR journalists have annotated a transcript of the exchange, adding context and analysis. You can read it below: 

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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released their rebuttal to Republicans' memo about the Russia investigation and Justice Department surveillance practices.

The Republicans' document was released swiftly and in full, while the Democrats' longer memo was delayed for redactions.

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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans."

Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.

President Trump delivered on Tuesday his first State of the Union address to Congress, which was followed by a response from the Democratic Party.

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President Donald Trump is delivering his first State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party.

Video will go live at 9 p.m. EST

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President Trump is speaking at the World Economic Forum this morning in Davos, Switzerland. Aides say the president's speech is a pitch to do business in the United States, where Trump is working to foster a new climate of low taxes and limited regulations.

The live stream does not go live until 8am ET.

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On the first anniversary of President Trump’s election, NPR is looking back at his victory speech.

NPR reporters across the newsroom have annotated his election night remarks, providing context and analysis to his policy promises and noting who among the people he thanked are still in the inner circle a year later.

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Facebook, Twitter and Google testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill, and the companies are expected to tell senators that Russian interference efforts in the 2016 presidential election were broader than was originally thought.

Facebook, for example, plans to explain that as many as 126 million of its users may have seen content "that originated from the Russian operation."

President Trump addressed the nation Monday night on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials told NPR's Tom Bowman ahead of the speech that the president is expected to deploy about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, though Trump did not give specifics during the speech. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war.

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Donald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer on Tuesday.

An intermediary said he could connect Trump Jr. with people who had information "that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]... and would be very useful to your father."

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