Live updates: Biden condemns invasion of Ukraine, closes US airspace to Russian planes

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  • Biden’s first State of the Union address starts at 9 p.m. ET.

President Joe Biden fulfills a constitutional request when he delivers a State of the Union address – his first – to Congress on Tuesday. 

The president kicked off his speech strongly condemning Russia for its “unprovoked” invasion of Ukraine, including closing off U.S. airspace to Russia planes.

Once President Joe Biden leaves the podium after giving his first State of the Union Tuesday, at least two political leaders will deliver separate responses to the address: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds for the Republican Party and Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

Here’s what else you need to know, along with some history on the speech.

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