House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Democrats plan to introduce a resolution on Friday seeking to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration, Politico reports, citing a letter from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Details: According to Politico, Pelosi sent the letter to Democrats and Republicans Wednesday night, stressing that Trump cannot bypass Congress and that his move violates the Constitution. It's unclear when the bill would reach the floor for a vote, but it's expected to easily pass the House. The Senate would then be forced to take up the resolution, putting Republicans on the record on whether they support Trump's use of executive power, which some have already criticized.

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Louisiana braces for 3rd hurricane in 2 months as Zeta closes in

The probable path of Zeta, per the National Hurricane Center. Photo: NHC/NOAA

Zeta strengthened into a hurricane again early Wednesday and was on track to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana in the afternoon, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.

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Unrest in Philadelphia after fatal police shooting of Black man

Demonstrators rally on Tuesday near the location where Walter Wallace was killed by two police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday during a tense second night of protests in Philadelphia over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Driving the news: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement a "full investigation" would be launched to answer questions that arose from video that captured part of Monday's incident.

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