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1. Pelosi to Trump: No SOTU during shutdown

The State of the Union address is on hold after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump can't deliver the speech in the House chamber until the government shutdown ends.

In a letter effectively rescinding her invitation to the president, she said: "I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President's State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened."

Trump later said to reporters that Pelosi "doesn't want to hear the truth -- she doesn't want the American people to hear what's going on."

Sources said the president is still determined to address the country, according to ABC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce: "The big question now is just, where? And what does that look like?"

2. Trump recognizes opposition leader in Venezuela

Yesterday, the opposition party in Venezuela declared Juan Guaido interim president of the troubled nation.

Within hours, the U.S. government and other Western countries said they recognized Guaido as the nation's legitimate leader.

However, ABC News Foreign Editor Kirit Radia says current president Nicolas Maduro is not about to step down so quickly.

PHOTO: Venezuelans hold a demonstration outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Guatemala City in support of opposition leader Juan Guaidos self-proclamation as acting president of Venezuela, Jan. 23, 2019. AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelans hold a demonstration outside the Venezuelan Embassy in Guatemala City in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido's self-proclamation as acting president of Venezuela, Jan. 23, 2019.

3. Cohen cancels testimony, citing 'ongoing threats'

Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and fixer, said he will no longer testify on Capitol Hill because of threats he's received from the president and his inner circle.

Trump responded to the announcement by saying that Cohen has only been "threatened by the truth."

ABC News' Aaron Katersky tells us that lawmakers are still insisting Cohen appear.

PHOTO: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps former personal attorney arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing in New York City, Dec. 12, 2018. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images, FILE
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing in New York City, Dec. 12, 2018.

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How Elizabeth Holmes sold the idea of Theranos to employees, investors: Part 1

Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes says 'I don't know' 600-plus times in deposition tapes: Part 2: In never-before-broadcasted depositions, attorneys for the Securities and Exchange Commission ask Holmes questions about whether she helped orchestrate an "elaborate, years-long fraud."

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Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes says 'I don't know' 600+ times in depo tapes: Part 2

Where things stand with Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes today: Part 3: The company was dissolved in September 2018. Both Holmes and Sunny Balwani are awaiting criminal trials and have pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

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Where things stand with Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes today: Part 3

On this day in history:

Jan. 24, 2018 -- Larry Nassar is found guilty and is sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.

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This day in history: Jan. 24, 2018

The must-see photo:

Juan Guaido, leader of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of the nation until elections can be held during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro's resignation in Caracas, Venezuela. (photo credit: Fernando Llano/AP)

PHOTO: Juan Guaido, head of Venezuelas opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of the nation until elections can be held during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduros resignation in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 23, 2019. Fernando Llano/AP
Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of the nation until elections can be held during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro's resignation in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 23, 2019.

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