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On Feb. 14, 2018, a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. In the aftermath, led first by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, teenagers around the country initiated an unprecedented wave of youth activism for gun control. Teenage voices from all sides of the issue weighed in, and in the months that followed, they helped reinvigorate one of the nation's longest-raging debates.

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.

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President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight. 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.

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The 116th Congress is beginning its first session Thursday at noon, and Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives. Watch the first day of actions live, including the election for House Speaker, which Nancy Pelosi is expected to win, and debate on new House rules.

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Get the latest on Ohio's ballot measure and races for governor, Senate and House.

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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. A suspect has been arrested. Watch the remarks live.

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In an unusual weekend session, the U.S. Senate advances to a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Watch the proceedings live.

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Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), is speaking on the floor of the US Senate today at approximately 3:00 p.m. ET. She's talking about her position on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected early next week.

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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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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.

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President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live starting at around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 25.

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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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