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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 Trump's State of the Union. 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.

2018 State of the Union

Jan 30, 2018
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9 PM

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the speeches live.

The NPR Two-Way blog provides coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The blog includes streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

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Did you know there was a debate between incumbent GOP U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and Democratic challenger Joe Bock Tuesday night? Too bad, if you missed it. It's the only chance you will have to see both candidates take questions in the same room, at the same time. The Elkhart Truth streamed the debate live and has posted a video.

College, state and federal leaders say there needs to be more uniformity among state and federal laws to help reduce sexual assault among college students.