Trump: ‘tremendous’ support in Congress for gun background checks | AFP

US President Donald Trump says there is “tremendous” support in the US Congress for tougher background checks on gun sales. Trump has called for keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill since back-to-back mass shootings last weekend claimed 31 lives in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. SOUNDBITE

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Long-awaited Mueller hearing opens in US Congress | AFP

Robert Mueller’s long-awaited testimony to the House of Representative’s Judiciary Committee opens amid intense speculation over whether he would implicate President Donald Trump in criminal wrongdoing. IMAGES

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Trump rallies in Greenville as impeachment bid blocked in Congress | AFP

US President Trump holds a rally in Greenville, North Carolina — his first since announcing his 2020 re-election bid — after sparking outrage with attacks on ethnic minority Democrats, as an opposition bid to launch impeachment proceedings was shot down in the US Congress.

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Huawei says ‘no evidence’ for US federal ban

Chinese tech giant Huawei’s chief legal officer Song Liuping says the firm has asked a US court to throw out US legislation that bars federal agencies from buying its products, and that the US Congress had failed to provide evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. SOUNDBITE

Turning 70, NATO’s head to address US Congress

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visits Washington this week as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary. He’ll have face to face meeting with one of the defense pact’s biggest critics, President Donald Trump. (April 1)

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Democrat women in white show of solidarity at Trump address

The women in white — several dozen Democratic lawmakers in the US Congress — sat together in unmistakable defiance of President Donald Trump on Tuesday while he delivered his State of the Union address.

The sun shines on Congress hours before Trump speech

Images show the US Congress hours before President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union speech. Trump has promised a shift to sunny optimism in his speech but his insistence on the Mexico border could cast a shadow threatening more turmoil. IMAGES

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sworn in as youngest US Congresswoman

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old Democrat from New York, is sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives, officially making her the youngest woman elected to the US Congress.

US Congress just recently alarmed with AP-Xinhua relationship… which started 40 yrs ago

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A bipartisan group of US representatives has demanded answers from the news agency AP after it signed a memorandum with its Chinese counterpart Xinhua. RT looks at how a formality caused quite a stir.

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