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Hurricane Irma and Alabama

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School Closures Due to Irma

School closings due to anticipated severe weather from Hurricane Irma

FAQ: How Would The Republican Health Care Bills Affect You?

This week, Republicans in Congress will try to rally votes for a bill that proposes major changes to the way Americans get health care and how much they pay. In Alabama, many thousands could be affected.

Special Coverage: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies on Capitol Hill

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open hearing on Tuesday. Senators will likely ask about his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and what if anything he knew about President Trump reportedly asking former FBI Director James Comey to ease off the inquiry into onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Special Coverage of James Comey’s Senate Testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. Thursday’s public hearing begins at 9 am CT. NPR journalists covering national security and politics have annotated Comey’s opening remarks, which the Senate Intelligence Committee released in advance.

Steve Beshear Delivers the Democratic Response to President Trump’s Address

Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will deliver the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address. Beshear was chosen by Democratic Party leaders for his record, expanding affordable health care. NPR will have a transcript of Beshear’s remarks and journalists across the NPR newsroom will also be annotating his remarks. Loading…

President Trump Addresses Joint Session of Congress, Annotated

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 8 p.m., Central time. House Speaker Paul Ryan, following tradition, invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

Trump’s Thursday Press Conference, Annotated

President Trump began his press conference Thursday afternoon naming his new nominee for labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, a law school dean and former US Attorney. He made an extended opening statement in defense of his administration, trumpeting accomplishments, and then moved on to a range of topics, from the resignation of Michael Flynn as […]