Stormy Daniels passed 2011 polygraph test about her affair with Trump

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The Wall Street Journal reports that a lawyer for Stormy Daniels purchased the rights to a video on Monday of her taking a polygraph test in 2011 about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.

Why it matters: The polygrapher, Ronald Slay, told the Journal that her response "about having unprotected sex with Mr. Trump in July 2006 to be truthful," and her statement that she was promised a spot on The Apprentice was inconclusive. Slay said there "were no observable indications of intent to deceive." Per the Journal, the test was taken "as part of an agreement to sell her story to Life & Style magazine for $15,000." But the story was never published and she did not get paid.

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⚖️ Live updates: Opening arguments begin in Trump impeachment trial

The second day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump will see a full day of opening arguments from Democratic House impeachment managers.

What to watch for: Democrats now have 24 hours — spread out over three days — to take their time to lay out their case against the president's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It'll also allow them to highlight gaps that could be filled out by additional witnesses and documents from the administration.

This post will be updated with new developments as the trial continues.

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America's homelessness crisis isn't going away

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If the opioid epidemic was the top issue plaguing American cities in the last five years, the most urgent problem of the next five is homelessness, a group of American mayors told reporters in D.C. this week.

Why it matters: Homelessness in the U.S. was on the decline after 2010, but it started to increase again in 2016 — and without moves to address the affordable housing crisis driving the issue, we can expect it to keep getting worse, experts say.

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