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Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer House Speaker Nancy. Pelosi signing articles of impeachment impeachment ahead of their delivery to the Senate. Today it follows the story house. Vote Two hundred in twenty eight to one ninety three proving a resolution to submit the articles setting up would be only the third Senate impeachment trial and US history. They can be very clear that this president will be held accountable. No one is above law and that no future president should ever entertain the idea that article one a mix. She's an article to says they can do whatever he wants. House voted December eighteenth to impeach the president on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress stemming from his conduct towards you crane. Rain still unanswered. The question of whether the Senate will call witnesses and what role newly released documents might play. It's expected trial will begin next week with justice. John Roberts swearing in senators tomorrow. The White House maintains president trump has done nothing wrong. A federal judge in Maryland is agreeing blocked. The trump administration from enforcing a presidential residential executive order allowing state and local government officials to reject refugees from resettling in their jurisdictions. US District Court judge issuing a preliminary injunction requested by three National Refugee Resettlement groups that sued to challenge the executive order. The administration has not said whether it will appeal. Virginia's Governor Ralph North and MS declaring a state of emergency and banning weapons on the state capitol grounds ahead of a gun. Rights demonstration planned for Richmond. Next week officials say they've received credible threats of violence violence by armed. Demonstrators were prepared converge on the city during the pro-gun rally Monday. NPR's Jeremy Communist more from Virginia Beach Gun rights advocates. Say They hope to hold a peaceful rally at the Capitol title in opposition to gun restrictions backed by Virginia Democrats but Governor Ralph Northern says intelligence analysts are seeing troubling signs online and offline indicating that violent extremist groups intend to join in. Please know that we have been preparing extensively to protect public safety at Monday's rally but no no one wants another incident like the one we saw in Charlottesville in two thousand seventeen northern says some of the threats and rhetoric mirror when officials observed just before for the white supremacist protest in Charlottesville that turned violent. He called on organizers of the rally to disavow any groups that would perpetrate violence Saruman. NPR News Virginia. You beat the government's producer price index measure of the cost of goods before they had down the pipeline consumers took a slight bump up in December government says its producer price index x rose a tenth of a percent with a jump in energy costs offset by falling food prices stocks higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street today gaining ground on the signing of phase. One of the U. S. China trade deal the Dow Closing Above Twenty Nine Thousand Ninety points. The Nasdaq rose seven points. You're listening to NPR authorities in the Virgin Islands of filed a lawsuit against the estate of alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. NPR's Greg Allen reports prosecutors say Epstein broad girls some as young as eleven years old the US territory the lawsuit filed in the US. Virgin Islands focuses on epsteins activities on his estate on a private island. Their Little Saint Saint James at a news conference in the Virgin Islands. Attorney General Denise George Said Epstein was involved in human trafficking. Bring girls to the island where they were subjected to sexual abuse. News and forced labor available flight logs established that the Epstein Enterprise Transported Young Women At underage girls to the Virgin Islands the unlawful purposes Epstein was found dead in a New York jail cell last year where he was waiting to face charges that he sexually exploited girls in Florida and New York. George says says the lawsuit and the Virgin Islands seeks penalties punitive damages including forfeiture of Epstein's estate and Private Island Greg Allen. NPR News Two thousand nineteen gained will go down in the.