Sep 27, 2018

In photos: Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

Christine Blasey Ford, with lawyers Debra S. Katz (L) and Michael R. Bromwich. Photo: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images

Christine Blasey Ford gave an emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday as she participated in hours of questioning from both Democrats and career prosecutor Rachel Mitchell.

Between the lines: The 11 Republican men on the committee delegated their questions to a female prosecutor, while their Democratic counterparts used the bulk of their time to praise Ford’s courage.

Ford is sworn in before testifying. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Ford seated before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Rachel Mitchell, counsel, questions Christine Blasey Ford as Senators Sasse, Cruz, Lee and Cornyn listen. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
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A woman listens to stories of sexual violence at an anti-Kavanaugh protest. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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US Representative Carolyn Maloney listens to Christine Blasey Ford testify. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty Images
Ford and her attorneys Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich. Photo: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

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President Trump is preparing to launch a second coronavirus task force focused on reviving the U.S. economy, which has been battered by the coronavirus, two administration officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: There is growing energy within the West Wing to start easing people back to work by May 1. But some public health officials, including those on the coronavirus task force, have warned against doing so, raising concerns about reopening America too soon.

New York's coronavirus death toll hits record high for third straight day

799 people died from coronavirus in New York over the past 24 hours, a record high for the third straight day that brings the state's total death toll to 7,067.

Why it matters: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference that social distancing is helping to "flatten the curve" of coronavirus hospitalizations and that deaths are a lagging indicator. Still, he called the death figures "shocking and painful," noting that the virus has killed more than double the number of people who died in New York on 9/11.