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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 starts at approximately 11:45 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 24.

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Lawmakers are holding a hearing on Capitol Hill, a day after issuing security recommendations for the 2018 midterm elections.

Homeland Security and state election officials are testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election and protective measures going forward. Watch the hearing live starting at 9:30 a.m.

A total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina today.
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It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina.

Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
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President-elect Donald Trump is touring battleground states that delivered him victory on Election Day. Last Thursday, he spoke in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has stops scheduled in Iowa and Michigan. On Tuesday night, Trump spoke in Fayetteville, N.C.

In 1957, Joel Healy witnessed one of the largest nuclear tests ever conducted on U.S. soil.

Healy was in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas at Camp Desert Rock. He was 17 years old and a private first class at the time.

Healy drove dump trucks, moved materials, and built structures, like houses, that would be destroyed by the explosions so the Army could study the effects of a nuclear blast. He also helped build the towers where many of the bombs were detonated.