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This cover image released by Doubeday shows Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road." The book, an in-depth and highly praised account of a 1950s family in which six children were diagnosed with schizophrenia, was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club. Winfrey says that she will continue picking books during the coronavirus outbreak, and will seek new ways to engage readers. (Doubleday via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 4:29 PM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today:

1. GRISHAM OUT AS PRESS SECRETARY: White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing. She’ll take over as first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff.

2. CIVIL RIGHTS ICON LEWIS BACKING JOE BIDEN: Georgia congressman John Lewis' endorsement boosts the prospective Democratic presidential nominee among African American voters.

3. PRESIDENT TRUMP GETS WIN IN EXECUTIONS CASE: An appeals court sides with the Trump administration in its effort to resume executions of federal death row prisoners.

4. ORANGE HUNTING CAP UNDER MICROSCOPE: A judge orders DNA testing on a hat left at the scene of a fatal 1976 shooting that an Iowa inmate hopes will prove he has been wrongly imprisoned for decades.

5. OPRAH PICKS HER NEXT BOOK: Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is Robert Kolker’s “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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