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The Senate Intelligence Committee begins two days of highly anticipated hearings Wednesday that could shed new light on the state of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday at the Capitol.

The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs.

Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The debate comes at a time of heightened tension in the campaign, to say the least. After the Washington Post last Friday published a 2005 video showing Donald Trump making lewd comments and bragging about sexual assault, he offered an apology. Many prominent Republicans have even called for Trump to step aside, something he has said he will not do.

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence are squared off in the vice-presidential debate last night.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate. You can see the archive video on this page, and follow along with the text below, which was transcribed in real time (please forgive the occasional typo).

Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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