News Wrap: White House blocks Fauci from congressional testimony

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Wall Street gave up its gains for the week, after profits sank at a series of big companies. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 622 points, to close at 23723. The Nasdaq fell 284 points, and the S&P 500 slipped 81. The White House confirmed this evening that it has blocked […]

News Wrap: Violent new protests in Lebanon turn deadly

In the day’s other news: The U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week, as planned. Democratic leaders say the U.S. Capitol physician is warning that coronavirus risks are still too great. The House currently has 429 members, with six vacancies. The Republican-controlled Senate, with 100 members, has been ordered back into session on Monday. […]

News Wrap: Earth Day’s 50th anniversary arrives for a cleaner planet

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Wall Street steadied, as oil prices halted their plunge and recovered a little. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 457 points, to close at 23475. The Nasdaq rose 232 points, and the S&P 500 added 62. President Trump says that he is putting Iran on notice to stay away from U.S. […]

News Wrap: Senate Democrats block White House request for more aid

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Democrats in the United States Senate blocked the Trump administration’s request for another $250 billion in pandemic relief for small business. They said they support that idea, but also want a similar sum for hospitals and states. The brief debate played out in a mostly empty Senate chamber. SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL […]