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The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 representatives and 100 senators. In addition, the House of Representatives currently has six non-voting members, bringing the total membership of the US Congress to 541 or fewer in the case of vacancies.

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Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen exits prison early over coronavirus fears [Video]

Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen exits prison early over coronavirus fears

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns he could be exposed to..

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Former Trump lawyer Cohen leaves prison early due to coronavirus - sources [Video]

Former Trump lawyer Cohen leaves prison early due to coronavirus - sources

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was released from a federal prison in New York state on Thursday due to concerns he could be exposed to the novel coronavirus..

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UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu in judicial custody for 14 days [Video]

UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu in judicial custody for 14 days

A Lucknow Court has sent UP Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu to judicial custody for 14 days. Ajay Kumar Lallu's medical test and corona test have also been done by the administration before keeping..

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Finance Minister hits back at Congress for calling economic package announcement 'TV serial' [Video]

Finance Minister hits back at Congress for calling economic package announcement 'TV serial'

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman reacted sharply on the comments made by Congress over the COVID-19 economic package announcement. "If Congress can call Govt of India announcing a package at a..

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FM Sitharaman lambasts Priyanka Gandhi on migrants' bus row [Video]

FM Sitharaman lambasts Priyanka Gandhi on migrants' bus row

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hit back on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi over politics on exodus of migrant workers. "If she (Priyanaka Gandhi) really focused about UP govt, she should see..

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UP govt doing petty politics: Sachin Pilot on Yogi administration not allowing Congress buses for migrants [Video]

UP govt doing petty politics: Sachin Pilot on Yogi administration not allowing Congress buses for migrants

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Congress leaders gather outside Agra police station after party state president got arrested [Video]

Congress leaders gather outside Agra police station after party state president got arrested

Congress leaders gathered outside police station in UP's Agra. Congress UP Chief Ajay Singh Lallu is arrested by the police. Police detained Lallu after he indulged in an argument with police and..

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Treasury, Fed heads grilled for coronavirus response [Video]

Treasury, Fed heads grilled for coronavirus response

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell were in the hot seat Tuesday as they faced senators for the first time in a required update on the financial response to the..

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FBI phone probe links Florida shooter to al Qaeda [Video]

FBI phone probe links Florida shooter to al Qaeda

The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida and found evidence linking him to al..

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Congress' buses ferrying migrant workers from Rajasthan stuck at UP border, awaits CM Yogi's permission [Video]

Congress' buses ferrying migrant workers from Rajasthan stuck at UP border, awaits CM Yogi's permission

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White House Says Mike Pompeo Suggested Firing Steve Linick [Video]

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President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick. The White House said Trump did so at the recommendation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to..

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Democrats Launch Investigation Of The Removal Of Inspector General Steve Linick [Video]

Democrats Launch Investigation Of The Removal Of Inspector General Steve Linick

Democrats in Congress launched another investigation against President Donald Trump. They accused Trump of trying to fire the State Department’s internal watchdog because he went against his..

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Dems launch probe of Trump's firing of State Dept. watchdog [Video]

Dems launch probe of Trump's firing of State Dept. watchdog

Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump's move to oust the State Department's internal watchdog, accusing the president of escalating his fight against..

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Spanish government asks Congress to approve third state of emergency [Video]

Spanish government asks Congress to approve third state of emergency

Spanish government asks Congress to approve third state of emergency

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This is not 'Christmas': Dems pass $3 trillion relief bill [Video]

This is not 'Christmas': Dems pass $3 trillion relief bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a $3 trillion Democratic bill that would double the amount of aid approved by Congress to ease the human and economic toll of the coronavirus..

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Democrats Move Forward With $3-Trillion Relief [Video]

Democrats Move Forward With $3-Trillion Relief

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly moved toward to a $3 trillion Democratic CoronaVirus relief bill. The bill would double the amount of aid approved by Congress to ease the human..

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House votes on $3 trillion aid; Senate vows to reject it [Video]

House votes on $3 trillion aid; Senate vows to reject it

The U.S. House of Representatives is set on Friday to vote on a $3 trillion coronavirus aid package, but Senate Republicans have promised it will be “dead on arrival” in their chamber. Lisa..

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COVID-19: Farmers didn't get a single penny in centre's 'jumla package', says Congress [Video]

COVID-19: Farmers didn't get a single penny in centre's 'jumla package', says Congress

Reacting on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman economic announcements of Rs 20 lakh crore COVID-19 economic package, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on May 15 said farmers did not get any single..

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Trump says Fauci playing 'all sides' [Video]

Trump says Fauci playing 'all sides'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was surprised by a warning this week from top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci about the dangers of reopening the economy too quickly.

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California Cancels Fall University Classes Amid Fauci's Warnings Of A Second Wave [Video]

California Cancels Fall University Classes Amid Fauci's Warnings Of A Second Wave

California’s state university system announced they have canceled classes for the fall semester due to the coronavirus. Officials also announced that the Los Angeles County stay-at-home order is..

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Fauci Warns Senate About 'Serious' Consequences If States Open Too Soon [Video]

Fauci Warns Senate About 'Serious' Consequences If States Open Too Soon

The head of the National Institutes of Health was one of four health experts to testify before Congress on Tuesday.

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Dems float $3 trillion U.S. coronavirus bill [Video]

Dems float $3 trillion U.S. coronavirus bill

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief package with funding for states, businesses, food support and families, only to see the measure..

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