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Trump to hold news conference; GOP convention speakers announced

President Trump on July 23 canceled part of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Fla., one month after moving it to allow for larger crowds. (Video: The Washington Post, Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
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On the eve of the Republican National Convention’s opening night, President Trump on Sunday will hold a news conference at which he is expected to announce the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for covid-19. The president’s campaign also released the lineup of speakers for this week, with members of Trump’s family scheduled to speak on each of the convention’s four nights.

Former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign, meanwhile, continued to hammer Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield saying Sunday that Americans “need to be confident that the process of getting to a vaccine is not politically manipulated.”

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