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Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and potential Senate candidate, delivered the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

President Trump delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that had been delayed during the government shutdown.

The annual remarks came as a bipartisan group of lawmakers continue to negotiate border security funding and Trump's wall proposal — the central issue that led to the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with TV host Mario R. Núñez, who sparked a debate over the proper moniker for people who live in the city of Tampa.

The address and Democratic response have completed. Stay tuned to WUSF 89.7 for analysis and more, and here online.

President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 8). It is expected to start at 9 p.m. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following.

At the beginning of 2018, we made predictions about what the year in global health and development might look like in the countries we cover.

The pundits we interviewed forecast that 2018 would bring a decline in the number of health workers around the world, inspire more humanitarians to share their #MeToo stories and see more conflict that would drive the world's humanitarian crises.

Entrepreneur Richard Branson is adding his name and money to a new privately-owned rail line in Florida. The branding comes at an important time for the new service, as its expanding to Orlando.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

Christine Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school in the early 1980s. On Thursday the psychology professor is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read her opening statement below.

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The Democratic National Committee filed an attention-grabbing lawsuit against the Russian government, WikiLeaks and Donald Trump's presidential campaign that says they conspired to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The suit — which faces legal obstacles because of the Justice Department's investigation into Russia's attack and the difficulties involved with suing a foreign government — develops a theory about alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians.

Warning: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence.

A lot of communities today are taking a hard stand against sexual harassment and assault. Using social media shaming, ostracism, professional excommunication, whatever punishment is painful enough to shift the moral code by brute force. Through one incident in the Richmond Virginia hardcore punk scene, Hanna Rosin, co-host of NPR's Invisibilia, chronicles a social media callout and asks what pain can accomplish.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday and Thursday to answer questions about protecting user data.

The hearing, held by the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, follows news that the data-mining and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users.

The firm is accused of using that information to target Facebook users with political advertising in 2016. The two Senate committees are holding a joint hearing called "Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data."

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A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed the most serious charges filed against 11 members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in the hazing-related death of Timothy Piazza.

Judge Allen Sinclair dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges filed against the fraternity brothers.

But he allowed new charges of "conspiracy to commit hazing" to proceed against some of the fraternity brothers.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement that he was "disappointed by the decision" and is "assessing our legal options."

All Things Considered's annual musical gratitude chat is back. On Thanksgiving day, host Ari Shapiro speaks with four different artists who have named one another as musicians to be thankful for.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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The United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris accord, President Trump announced on Thursday.

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NPR Politics team live blogged from the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

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The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people.

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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

Shortly after the president concluded, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address.

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President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time at the Capitol.  

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President Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today at noon for a joint press conference at the White House.

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President Trump tweets a lot.

With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context.

Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets beginning on Jan. 20, when he officially took office.

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Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. NPR reporters and editors across the newsroom have annotated his inaugural address.

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Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States around noon.

We are streaming video of the Capitol, where the ceremony will take place. Supporters and protesters are out on the National Mall.

 

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The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. 

President-elect Donald Trump is on a tour of battleground states that delivered him victory on Election Day. Last Thursday, he spoke in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has stops scheduled in Iowa and Michigan. On Tuesday night, Trump spoke in Fayetteville, N.C.

Here's a closer look from NPR policy and political reporters at the message Trump is delivering in his postelection stump speech.

When you're facing a major life change, it helps to talk to someone who's already been through it. All Things Considered is connecting people on either side of a shared experience, and they're letting us eavesdrop on their conversations in our series Been There.

Sarah Weeldreyer, 37, is a stay-at-home-mom with two kids, has been married for 11 years, and is going through a divorce.

Whether it's an IUD, a shot, an implant, or a daily pill, birth control is a regular part of many adult women's lives. It has left a lot of women asking: Why not men?

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