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Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed he was fired by President Trump over the growing Russia investigation and that other arguments by the White House were "lies, plain and simple."

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Thursday 6/8 8a: Live special coverage from NPR News. Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, June 8, 2017. He will be questioned about his conversations with President Donald Trump and the FBI's investigation of possible Trump campaign connections to Russia. 

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NPR Politics team will live blog the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The live blog will include streaming video, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The live blog will include streaming video of the proceedings, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents.

 

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President Trump began his press conference Thursday afternoon naming his new nominee for labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta. He then moved on to a range of topics, from the resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser and U.S.

Finally, after more than 10 months of campaigning from more than a dozen presidential candidates, voters get to weigh in. Iowa Republicans and Democrats will caucus Monday night, and the results could at long last provide some clarity to the Republican and Democratic nominating contests — or not.

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Tonight at 7p MT, President Obama will address the nation. He's expected to discuss the U.S. strategy for fighting the militant group ISIS. 

We'll bring you coverage of this live address along with analysis and insights from NPR News. Tune in, stream online, or use the KUNM live stream for mobile devices.