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Celebrities who have gone before Congress

Congressional hearings can offer a big stage for people to talk about important issues. In addition to government experts, researchers and industry leaders, celebrities are sometimes invited to draw attention to causes. Here are just a few of the famous faces who have appeared before committee hearings on Capitol Hill.

Jeff Sessions to announce run for Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday a campaign for his old US Senate seat, according to a GOP official familiar with the plan, a decision that could roil the Republican primary and provide the ultimate test of President Donald Trump's sway over his supporters.

How the last chief justice handled an impeachment trial

Two decades ago, Chief Justice William Rehnquist captured unprecedented attention as he presided over the Senate trial of a president, a role that would fall to Chief Justice John Roberts if the US House were to impeach President Donald Trump and a Senate trial were launched.

Democrats raise concerns about Air Force probe of top general

Two Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee are raising concerns about the US Air Force's investigation clearing four-star General John Hyten, President Donald Trump's nominee to become vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, of allegations of sexual misconduct.

Barr: Mueller did not ask for conclusion on obstruction of justice

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel Robert Mueller did not ask him or Congress to come to a determination on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, but that he made a conclusion there wasn't a case to prosecute because "that's generally how the Department of Justice works."