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Live Updates: Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus : NPR

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R) speaks after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that she will be his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R) speaks after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that she will be his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House.

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Updated at 12:28 p.m. ET

A week ago, more than 100 people gathered in the White House Rose Garden to celebrate President Trump’s third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. Guests mingled, hugged and kissed on the cheek, most without wearing masks. An indoor reception followed the outdoor ceremony.

Seven days later, at least eight people who attended the ceremony have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the president. Several more of the president’s

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Trump Impeached By House In Historic Rebuke : NPR

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California strikes the gavel after announcing the passage of article II of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California strikes the gavel after announcing the passage of article II of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday.

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Updated at 9:27 p.m. ET

House lawmakers voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday in only the third such rebuke in American history.

The move triggers a trial for Trump in the Senate, expected in January — one in which majority Republicans are likely to permit him to retain his office.

The vote was 230 to 197 on the first of two articles of impeachment — abuse of power — with one member voting present. The House then passed the second article — obstruction of Congress — with a vote of 229 to 198,

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Capitol Hill, White House Officials Work To Release Pandemic Relief Funds : NPR

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The White House and congressional leaders may be near a deal on a new wave of coronavirus relief funding. The proposal would replenish a small business loan program that ran out of money.



NOEL KING, HOST:

The White House and congressional leaders are working on a new wave of coronavirus relief funding. It’s to help replenish the small-business loan program that ran out of money in less than two weeks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on ABC News yesterday that an agreement is close.

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NANCY PELOSI: Everything we’ve done – three bills in March were all bipartisan. This interim package will be, too. And the businesses will have the money in a timely fashion.

KING: NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell has been following this one. Hey, Kelsey.

KELSEY SNELL, BYLINE: Hi there. Good morning.

KING: So the bill that’s being discussed now, what Speaker

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Tesla Begins Taking Orders For Its Solar Energy Roof Tile Systems : The Two-Way : NPR

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Tesla’s new glass-covered solar roof tiles are designed to look like a traditional roof, doing away with the need for separate solar panels.

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Tesla’s new glass-covered solar roof tiles are designed to look like a traditional roof, doing away with the need for separate solar panels.

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Tesla is now accepting deposits for its new solar roof system, offering an “infinity” warranty for tiles that integrate solar power into roof coverings. Installations will begin in June, the company says.

Resembling normal roofing shingles, the solar tiles will be offered in a variety of styles, from slate and terra cotta to smooth or textured dark gray. On its website, Tesla is taking $1,000 deposits toward work that includes removing a house’s existing roof, installing the solar tiles and equipping the home with a battery to store power.

Potential customers can use the company’s online tool

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House Passes Sweeping Bill : NPR

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U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (left), D-Calif., joined by shooting survivor and former Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, holds a news conference about his proposed gun background check legislation, on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (left), D-Calif., joined by shooting survivor and former Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, holds a news conference about his proposed gun background check legislation, on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

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Updated at 6:35 p.m. ET

The House passed what advocates call the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades on Wednesday when it approved the first of two bills aimed at broadening the federal background check system for firearms purchases.

The vote on the first bill, dubbed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, passed largely along party lines 240 to 190 with Democrats who control the House cheering as they

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