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A video of former President Donald Trump speaking during a rally near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown at a June 9 hearing before the House Jan. 6 committee.

The Jan. 6 committee holds its 8th hearing Thursday night. Here’s what to expect

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The Jan. 6 committee is holding a prime-time hearing on Thursday — the last of its planned summertime hearings. It will focus on the 187 minutes between when former President Donald Trump’s Ellipse speech on Jan. 6 ended and his prerecorded video asking protesters to go home posted to Twitter later that afternoon. According to… Read More

A Guatemalan immigrant worker spreads lime while preparing fresh bedding for the cows at Stein Family Farms in Caledonia, N.Y on Mar. 8, 2017.

The Senate is nearing a deal on immigration that could also lower food prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senate Republicans and Democrats are inching closer to a deal on an immigration bill that farmers say if passed could help reduce food prices in part by helping them hire more workers. This measure, known as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, is focused mainly on updating the food production workforce, a… Read More

US Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) pays respects to US Marine Corp Chief Warrant Officer 4, Hershel Woodrow Woody Williams, laying in honor at the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2022. US Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) stands behind Manchin.

Manchin rejects climate and tax provisions in Democrats’ spending package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) delivered a serious blow to ongoing Senate negotiations for a Democratic budget package, telling Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday that he will not support a bill that includes climate or tax provisions — leaving slimmed-down legislation focused on healthcare. The West Virginia Democrat favors a… Read More

Video from Jan. 6, 2021 plays as Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies on June 28.

The next Jan. 6 committee hearing will focus on extremist organizations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The House Jan. 6 committee holds its seventh hearing on its months-long investigation Tuesday, focusing on the involvement of extremist groups like the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and the QAnon movement and the groups’ possible connection to Trump associates, including Roger Stone and Michael Flynn. Former Oath Keepers spokesman Jason Van… Read More

Gabriel Sterling, one of Georgia's top election officials, defends the state's election process during a press conference

The Jan. 6 committee holds its fourth hearing today. Here’s what we know

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The members of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will focus on former President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure state officials to overturn the 2020 presidential election at their fourth hearing on Tuesday afternoon. The testimony at the hearing “will demonstrate that President Trump and… Read More

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, seen here speaking during a news conference after a Senate Republican lunch meeting on June 7, 2022

McConnell says he’ll support a gun reform bill if it matches the proposed framework

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will support passing a bill that would reform gun laws if the text matches the framework proposed earlier this week. “I am comfortable with the framework and if the legislation ends up reflecting what the framework indicates, I will be supportive,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday. A… Read More

Witnesses swear in before a House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol hearing on Monday.

The Jan. 6 committee has postponed its Wednesday hearing and will next meet Thursday

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Updated June 14, 2022 at 12:58 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The third Jan. 6 committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to an as-yet unknown day, the panel said in a statement Tuesday. The committee’s release does not offer an explanation, but a source familiar said the move was a result of… Read More

Travelers pass a sign for COVID-19 testing at Logan Airport in Boston.

Starting on Sunday, you won’t have to test for COVID-19 to fly into the U.S.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration is planning to drop the requirement for air travelers coming to the United States to test negative for COVID-19 before departure, starting on Sunday, according to a senior administration official. The official said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had determined the requirement was no longer needed…. Read More