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President Trump is speaking from the White House about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Watch his remarks live starting at approximately 5 p.m. ET.
 

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live starting around 11 a.m.

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President Trump is unveiling an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the United States.

The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration to the U.S. in favor of employment skill-bassed immigration. Watch his remarks from the White House Rose Garden live.

United States Attorney General William Barr.
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Attorney General William Barr delivers a press conference at the Justice Department ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Updated at 7:50 a.m. ET

The hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the state of Washington after several locations gave information on thousands of guests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without warrants.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that Motel 6 shared the information of about 80,000 guests in the state from 2015 to 2017.

Updated at 5:27 p.m. ET

The crew of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 followed procedures from Boeing but could not stop the plane from repeatedly nose-diving and ultimately crashing last month, killing all 157 people on board, Ethiopian officials said Thursday.

Presenting the preliminary report into the crash, Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges told reporters in Addis Ababa that "the crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft."

Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET

Harsh criminal and anti-LGBT laws went into effect on Wednesday in Brunei amid outcry from human rights groups and celebrities.

Brunei's interpretation of Islamic law now imposes death by stoning as a punishment for sex between men and adultery, as well as amputation of limbs for theft. Lesbian sex can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in jail, the BBC reports.

Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing faster among black and Latino Americans than among whites. And there's an especially steep rise in the number of young adults ages 25 to 34 whose death certificates include some version of the drug fentanyl.

In the northern California foothills, the town of Paradise was almost completely destroyed by last fall's Camp Fire. But sprinkled across the ruins, there are now a few signs of life as homeowners and contractors begin the rebuilding process.

Jim and Colleen Corner's place looks like a post-apocalyptic homestead. The neighborhood's been depopulated. Block after block of ruins. Torched vehicles. Hulking pines, many dead, have yet to topple.

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET

As floodwaters begin to recede, Vice President Pence announced in a tweet that he would visit Nebraska on Tuesday to take stock of the devastation.

His visit comes as 74 cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas have declared states of emergency in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer, is testifying on Capitol Hill.

Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, to begin in May.

He pleaded guilty last year to charges of campaign finance violations and other charges related to his work for Trump.

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President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House.

Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier.

President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following.

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The 116th Congress is beginning its first session today, Thursday, Jan. 3, and Democrats are now in control of the House of Representatives.

Watch the first day of actions live, including the election for House Speaker, which Nancy Pelosi is expected to win, and a vote on new House rules.

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Republicans and Democrats will split control of Congress next year.

U.S. Capitol building in Washginton, D.C.
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The Senate is expected to vote Saturday on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and — barring a major unforeseen development — in all likelihood, he will be confirmed by the narrowest of margins.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
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Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), is speaking on the floor of the US Senate today.

She's talking about her position on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live.

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President Trump is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit this week.

The two leaders are holding a news conference ahead of Tuesday night's state dinner. Watch their remarks live.

The press conference starts at approximately 11:45 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 24.

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Lawmakers are holding a hearing on Capitol Hill, a day after issuing security recommendations for the 2018 midterm elections.

Homeland Security and state election officials are testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election and protective measures going forward. Watch the hearing live starting at 9:30 a.m.

A total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina today.
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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.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
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President-elect Donald Trump is touring battleground states that delivered him victory on Election Day. Last Thursday, he spoke in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has stops scheduled in Iowa and Michigan. On Tuesday night, Trump spoke in Fayetteville, N.C.

In 1957, Joel Healy witnessed one of the largest nuclear tests ever conducted on U.S. soil.

Healy was in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas at Camp Desert Rock. He was 17 years old and a private first class at the time.

Healy drove dump trucks, moved materials, and built structures, like houses, that would be destroyed by the explosions so the Army could study the effects of a nuclear blast. He also helped build the towers where many of the bombs were detonated.