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COVID-19 Briefings from the White House

Apr 10, 2020
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Live video of White House briefings on the nation's response to the COVID-19  pandemic can be found here daily. Today's briefing will begin at 4:00 p.m.

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Thursday afternoon, the Senate will take some of its first steps to prepare for next week's impeachment trial of President Trump, just the third such trial in Senate history.

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Wednesday afternoon, the House of Representatives is taking the formal step of voting to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, which will hold a trial. After the vote, the articles are physically brought to the Senate. 

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have insisted that he testify in person. Watch the proceedings live.

Wednesday, July 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

NPR News coverage of Michael Cohen’s testimony to the House Oversight Committee will begin at
10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb 27.

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Tuesday, Jan 30, 9:00 p.m.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address on January 30th, 2018, to a joint session of Congress. One year into the Trump administration, the Speaker of the House has extended the traditional invitation to the president to "take account of the progress we have made" and "lay out the work that still remains to be done."

Dylann Roof, on federal death row for gunning down nine people two years ago at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., wants his legal team dismissed because of the lawyers' ethnicity as he seeks to have his conviction and death sentence overturned.

"My two currently appointed attorneys, Alexandra Yates and Sapna Mirchandani, are Jewish and Indian respectively," Roof wrote in a letter filed Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "It is therefore quite literally impossible that they and I could have the same interests relating to my case."

NPR Live Blog -- Total Solar Eclipse Crosses The U.S.

Aug 21, 2017
On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse. The corridor lay mostly over the ocean but also cut across the northern tip of Australia where both professional and amateur astronomers gathered to watch.
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This blog will go live Monday, August 21, at 10 am ET and will run until approximately 3 pm ET. (The eclipse itself is slated to begin in the U.S. around 1:16 pm ET and end about 2:48 pm ET.)

It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30pm ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey. Live video starts at approximately 2:30pm EDT. Click headline for video feed.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30pm ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey.

"I hope you're having a meaningful day."

That might be one of the better things to say to a veteran this Monday. You should probably avoid the common refrain, "Thank you for your service," according to someone who should know.