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White House announces special guests for State of Union address

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Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of Congress last February. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The special guests for President Trump's first State of the Union address will be seated with the First Lady and range from the parents of teenage girls murdered by MS-13 to the first blind double amputee to reenlist in the Marine Corps after being wounded at war.

Why it matters: As Jonathan Swan pointed out in his Sneak Peek newsletter Sunday, the most moving part of Trump's speech to Congress last February was when he spoke directly to the widow of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, who was seated in the House gallery. The moment resulted in a two-minute standing ovation. Look for a similar show tomorrow night.