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The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. faces challenges within his own party this week in advancing the Republican health care bill.
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The Senate Health Committee is discussing plans for reopening schools and offices that have been shuttered by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

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The White House coronavirus task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, is holding a briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday.

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding oversight hearings on the Trump Administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Top public health officials including Anthony Fauci and CDC director Robert Redfield will testify.

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on racial profiling and policing following the killing of George Floyd. The hearings follow congressional Democrats unveiling legislation that would amount to major reforms for the nation’s police departments.

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NPR will bring live coverage of the funeral for George Floyd, 46, who was killed by police in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The service will be held at The Fountain of Praise in Houston.

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President Donald J. Trump is speaking about the unexpectedly strong jobs report at the White House on Friday.

Watch his remarks here, live at 10 a.m.

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Attorney General William Barr is holding a news conference Thursday with other leaders of the Justice Department, including FBI Director Christopher Wray. The remarks come amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and racial inequality.

Watch the press conference live at 12:30 p.m.

Follow WUNC & NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries in Ohio, Arizona, Illinois and Florida, including live results and analysis.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders won narrowly, but can he expand his base? Pete Buttigieg did well, but in another largely white state. And the story of the night was Sen. Amy Klobuckar's third-place finish.

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President Trump delivers the 2020 State of the Union address at 9 p.m. ET, under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

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President Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed.

Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway. Iran said the missiles were launched as an act of self-defense after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment.

The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Watch the hearing live starting at 10 a.m.

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Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic Debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Follow along.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

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There's a lot to watch for in Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Ohio.

Candidates will navigate how to address impeachment and President Trump's attacks on Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Elizabeth Warren steps onto the stage having moved steadily to the front of the pack. Bernie Sanders returns after suffering a heart attack on the campaign trail. And nine other candidates will round out a crowded stage where time to impress voters will be scarce.

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

In a speech to the U.N. on Tuesday, Trump told world leaders to reject "globalism" and to instead look out for their own countries. The news conference also follows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

The press conference is expected to begin at 4 p.m. ET.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

There are growing calls for an impeachment inquiry following reports that President Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

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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.

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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.

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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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