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A group with C.O.V.I.D., Citizens Outraged Voters in Danger, protest wearing masks outside the State Capitol during a special session regarding the spring election in Madison, Wis., Saturday, April 4, 2020. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

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.