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Every Friday,  BPR's Helen Chickering talks with NC Health News founding editor Rose Hoban.  This week, on the heels of the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis,  they take a brief look back in history at other presidents who have fallen ill while in office, and forward as North Carolina moves forward into Phase-3 of the governor’s coronavirus reopening plan.

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Cleveland for the event, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.  The debate is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Tuesday

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(9:00 p.m. Monday) - Shortly after being renominated for a second term, President Donald Trump visited Western North Carolina Monday afternoon to tout an agricultural program created to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Madison Cawthorn's overwhelming win Tuesday in the runoff election for the Republican looks like an upset, as the 24-year-old finished second to Lynda Bennett in the March 3rd primary.  His win Tuesday by a 2-to-1 margin wasn't as unexpected as it looks, though the vote totals were.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding its second hearing Friday in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  Former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify.

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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.  They are expected to start around 5 p.m. Thursday

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday, delivering a significant political asset for the first-term Republican senator already facing a primary challenge for his reelection next year in the closely divided state.

Trump tweeted his "Full and Total Endorsement" to Tillis, who has faced criticisms from members of the state's GOP base questioning whether he's given full-throated support to the president.

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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-based immigration. Watch his remarks from the White House Rose Garden live below.  The speech is expected to start at 2:30 p.m.

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The controversy over Congressman Mark Meadows’ denial of racism claims leveled against President Donald Trump made national headlines.  But what do constituents of color in his own district think of Meadows words?

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President Trump delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday February 5th after a delay due to the government shutdown. The Democratic response was delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.  The NPR Politics team annotated each speech which you can read below.

State Of The Union speech by President Donald Trump annotated - 

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Western North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows will not be President Donald Trump's next chief of staff.  The chair of the ultraconservative Freedom Caucus was among those being considered to replace John Kelly, who is expected to leave the post soon.  The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that Meadows was out of the running to be chief of staff.

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President Trump holds a news conference following the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. In a speech Tuesday, Trump defended his "America First" agenda and touted the "tremendous progress" made in negotiations with North Korea. The press conference comes a day before Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faces questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee after two women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

The press conference is expected to start at 5 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday.  The video will go live below shortly before then.

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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 is scheduled to start around 11:45 Tuesday morning.

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President Trump hosts a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe today -- scheduled for 6:00 pm Eastern time. The Prime Minister is meeting with the President and playing golf at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Among the points of discussion will be negotiations between the United States and North Korea and the recent visit to North Korea by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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President Trump tweeted that the White House will hold a 'news conference' about the major spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday. Friday morning, Trump threatened to veto the bill, hours ahead of a midnight deadline and a possible government shutdown. 

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their rebuttal to Republicans' memo about the Russia investigation and Justice Department surveillance practices. President Trump agreed to declassify and release the Republican document, which raises concerns about partisan influence in the FBI’s probe of Russian contacts with the 2016 Trump campaign. Democrats requested the release of their longer counter-memo and President Trump initially denied that request, sending it back for redactions.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. The live video stream and annotation will start at 9 p.m. this evening.

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Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, told lawmakers in a statement on Monday that he "did not collude... with any foreign government."

Kushner is meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Both panels are investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.