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The Democratic-controlled House approved a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to assume the powers of the presidency.

Note: This story was updated at 12:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 19, and will be updated periodically, as new data are released.

The federal government on Monday released an updated set of detailed hospital-level data showing the toll COVID-19 is taking on health care facilities, including how many inpatient and ICU beds are available on a weekly basis.

Updated on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. ET

Hours after he was sworn in Wednesday, the U.S. Senate began confirming President Biden's nominees for key positions in his administration.

That's a slower pace than for recent administrations. Former President Donald Trump had two Cabinet members confirmed by Inauguration Day in 2017, while former President Barack Obama had six by the time he took the oath of office.

Biden has announced acting officials to temporarily lead federal agencies.

Wildfires near cities have become commonplace in the Western United States, but this year the reach and intensity of the dangerous air pollution they produce has been the worst on record.

Many Americans in populous, urban areas endured smoke for longer than previous years. Some places experienced very unhealthy or hazardous air from wildfires for the first time ever recorded.

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, state and local health officials rush to try to detect and contain outbreaks before they get out of control. A key to that is testing, and despite a slow start, testing has increased around the country.

But it's still not always easy to get a test. While many things can affect access to testing, location is an important starting point.

Updated on Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. ET

The coronavirus pandemic for months has upended the daily work of Congress, which has seen a series of outbreaks.

Most recently, the Jan. 6 violent insurrection at the Capitol forced members to cluster together in rooms for several hours. Some House Republicans were seen not wearing masks during the ordeal, and refusing to do so.