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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.


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.


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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Rosa Dominguez stopped for gas and drove home more than half a million bucks richer. She bought a winning scratch card in Paso Robles, Calif.

A few days later, Dominguez needed gas again, so she stopped — at a different station — and bought a $5 Lucky Fortune ticket.

It turned out to be the $100,000 jackpot.

She's using her winnings to buy a new car. No word if this one will get better mileage.

When covering the GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, we tend to focus on the big picture: billions of cuts in Medicaid spending, say, or millions of fewer people with health coverage. 

Read more: South Floridians Share Concerns about Republican Senate Health Care Bill

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Wednesday is another big day of testimony before two Congressional committees investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 Presidential election. Notably, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (under President Obama) is scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee at 10 a.m. EST.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30pm ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey.

Here is Sessions' prepared opening statement to the committee, annotated by NPR journalists.