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And we begin with some excerpts from Senate testimony today by the man who was fired by President Donald Trump as director of the FBI.

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Now that Comey has testified, you may be wondering what comes next.

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And the answer is we don't know.

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Well, now we turn to New Mexico Democrat Martin Heinrich. Senator Heinrich is a member of the intelligence committee and was one of the senators who questioned James Comey this morning.

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Television viewers were confused and concerned when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took his turn to question former FBI Director James Comey Thursday — and McCain has now responded.

Updated at 3:35 p.m ET

President Trump's outside lawyer flatly denied that the president ever asked former FBI Director James Comey for a pledge of loyalty, and he accused Comey of disclosing privileged communications with the president to the news media, without authorization.

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Updated at 5:06 p.m. ET

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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The perspectives we're hearing this morning on Comey's testimony includes Senator Angus King of Maine, who's an independent caucusing with the Democrats.

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The Trump administration granted some waivers yesterday to nearly a dozen officials working across several federal agencies. The Office of Government Ethics had been demanding disclosure of the waivers from the White House. Here's NPR's Jackie Northam.

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Former FBI Adviser On Comey Testimony

Jun 8, 2017

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The former director of the FBI is expected to tell Congress that the president of the United States asked him to lay off an investigation to protect a disgraced former national security adviser.

Or as it's known inside Washington: "Thursday."

James Comey's appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee is unlike any event on Capitol Hill in recent years — anticipated for weeks, the subject of huge national scrutiny and scheduled for wall-to-wall news coverage.

Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday

A congressman-elect is trying to put a story about body-slamming a newspaper reporter behind him. Greg Gianforte has apologized in a letter to The Guardian's Ben Jacobs, saying Jacobs was just "doing his job" in asking a legitimate question when Gianforte knocked him down.

The apology is part of a deal that the future congressman struck with Jacobs.

The Trump administration has granted ethics waivers or partial releases to about a dozen federal agency officials, freeing them from full compliance with ethics rules.

That's according to documents released Wednesday by the Office of Government Ethics.

Reality Winner, the government contractor accused of leaking a secret NSA report to the media, plans to enter a plea of not guilty, her lawyer Titus Nichols tells NPR.

She hopes to be released on bond Thursday.

Winner, 25, works for a private contractor, Pluribus International Corp., in Augusta, Ga., and is an Air Force veteran who speaks three languages. She was arrested Saturday.

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Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, saying he believes he was fired because of the Russia investigation he was leading at the time.

Some of Nevada's largest solar installation companies plan to resume doing business in the state. For the past year-and-a-half Tesla (formerly SolarCity) and Sunrun stopped seeking new customers in this sunny part of the country because the state's Public Utilities Commission chose to phase out incentives for homeowners who install rooftop solar panels.

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One of the most dramatic and controversial tax experiments in America came crashing to an end last night in the Kansas State House. Sam Zeff of member station KCUR in Kansas City has this story.

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When Donald Trump was campaigning, he pledged to do something about a specific piece of infrastructure over the Ohio River, the I-75 Brent Spence Bridge.

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