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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The House Judiciary Committee is set to hold. Its first impeachment inquiry. Hearing on in Wednesday its first. Witnesses will be legal experts. Who can discuss? What issues constitute impeachment? The panel will also review the House Judiciary Committee's findings from the impeachment inquiry and NPR's Tom Mack reports that Republicans are releasing their own report on the investigation into the trump administration's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate. Investigate the Biden's the Republican report says the president has a quote deep-seated genuine and reasonable skepticism of Ukraine due to its history of pervasive corruption and that concerns about hundred Biden are valid. The also right the evidence just isn't there to say that the president was trying to benefit. NFL HIMSELF NPR's Tim Mack Reporting California. Congressman Duncan Hunter is due back in court tomorrow on federal corruption charges. Free Ish reader of member station in K. P. B. S. reports that hunter is expected to plead guilty to one count of misusing campaign funds. The southern California congressman had pleaded. Not Guilty to sixty federal criminal counts prosecutors. Say he used two hundred thousand dollars of campaign money on personal expenses. Hunter told local news station okay. US I in San Diego that he made the decision to change his plea because of his kids. I did make mistakes I did not properly monitor or account for my campaign money I justify that plea with the understanding that I am responsible for my campaign what happens to my campaign. Money Hunters still faces up to five years in prison. It's not clear yet how this change of plea will affect what happens next with his congressional seat for NPR news. I'm prehistory there in San Diego. Several major medical groups are opposing Louisiana abortion law that set to go before the Supreme Court next year as NPR. Sarah Mechanic Komo reports. The statute requires doctors to have hospital admitting privileges before performing an abortion. The Louisiana Law is similar to one from Texas that was struck down by the Supreme Court in two thousand sixteen but with two of president. Trump's conservative nominees on the bench opponents of abortion rights hope the court will uphold new restrictions the American and Medical Association American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American Academy of Pediatrics and have filed a brief opposing the law as medically unnecessary. The American Bar Association has filed. Its Own mikus brief arguing that the law violates existing precedent protecting abortion rights briefs Supporting the State of Louisiana which is asking asking the court to uphold the hospital admitting privileges requirement are due January second ceremony common. NPR News on Wall Street stocks closed lower today led by declines and technology legit shares. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell ninety. Seven points the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost two hundred. Sixty eight points this is. NPR news off. Federal investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a plane crash. That killed nine members of prominent Idaho. Business family three others were injured injured in the weekend mishap and were listed in stable condition as Boise state. Public Radio's Molly Wampler. Reports the families returning from a trip to South Dakota the Hansen Family Lee of Idaho falls was flying back from their annual pheasant hunting trip when shortly after takeoff their small plane went down. Twelve members of the Hansen family were on board including the pilot islet. The plane took off under a winter storm. Warning the national weather service as visibility was limited. Peter Kenyon of the National Transportation Safety Board says federal investigators. The gators will look at maintenance records fuel and engine conditions and the pilots history. What we're focused on now is the documentation of the accident a site and the wreckage? A preliminary report will take a couple of weeks the full investigation. We'll take a year or two complete for NPR news. I'm Molly Wampler in Boise. Jasey Halliburton is closing. Its office in El Reno. Oklahoma and laying off more than eight hundred employees in a letter to the state agency Halliburton and says the layoffs are expected to be permanent. The United Auto Workers Union has replaced. Its auditing firm added internal auditors and hire accountants to study its financial financial controls. It's part of an effort to prevent embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal investigation of the union former. UAW President Jerry. Jones has been implicated in the pro. He resigned less than two weeks ago. As the Union's board must prepare to remove him from office I'm Shay Stevens N._p._R.. News in Washington.."