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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats wear black prior to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Here are the silent statements lawmakers will be making through the clothes they'll be wearing at tonight's State of the Union:

  • GOP Congresswomen will be wearing red, white, and blue "to show our support for the flag, and the country and the troops and to be a contrast," Rep. Martha McSally told USA Today's Eliza Collins.
  • Democratic Congresswomen will be wearing black in response to the #MeToo movement — similar to what Hollywood stars did during the Golden Globes awards — and as a way to respond "to a speech by a president who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 17 women," Vox reports.
  • Congressional Black Caucus members are wearing red pins, with the name Recy on them. Per the New Yorker, it's a reference to Recy Taylor, a black woman in Alabama who was kidnapped and raped by several white men in 1944. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman said the pins "are mean to increase awareness about the particular vulnerability of black women to sexual assault, and to symbolize dissent against the President."

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The White House is again giving TikTok's Chinese parent company more to satisfy national security concerns, rather than initiating legal action, a source familiar with the situation tells Axios.

The state of play: China's ByteDance had until Friday to resolve issues raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which is chaired by Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. This was the company's third deadline, with CFIUS having provided two earlier extensions.

Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a chance to petition for protection from deportation.

Why it matters: DACA was implemented under former President Obama, but President Trump has sought to undo the program since taking office. Friday’s ruling will require Department of Homeland Security officers to begin accepting applications starting Monday and guarantee that work permits are valid for two years.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  2. Health: CDC: It's time for "universal face mask use" — Death rates rising across the country — Study: Increased testing can reduce transmission.
  3. Economy: U.S. economy adds 245,000 jobs in November as recovery slows — America's hidden depression: K-shaped recovery threatens Biden administration.
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  5. Vaccine: What vaccine trials still need to do.
  6. World: UN warns "2021 is literally going to be catastrophic"
  7. 🎧 Podcast: Former FDA chief Rob Califf on the vaccine approval process.

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