news conference

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Examples of news conference in a Sentence

The President will hold a news conference later today.
Recent Examples on the Web The fire is believed to have started far below deck in a vast area that holds equipment for the Marine Corps, Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck told reporters Sunday at a news conference. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, "Blaze continues to rage on USS Bonhomme Richard nearly 24 hours after the fire; nearly 60 injured," 14 July 2020 At a news conference Monday afternoon, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub recounted what Josey told authorities about the tragic accident. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Naya Rivera 'Mustered Enough Energy' to Get Son on Boat but 'Not Enough to Save Herself': Police," 13 July 2020 Testing supplies in the state are running low, and some big labs are taking several days to return results, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said at a news conference. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "Coronavirus update: Texas and other states report record infections, even as weekly testing plateaus," 12 July 2020 Daniel Navarro allegedly swerved his father’s 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup into the victim’s path without braking on July 3, Fond du Lac Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said at a news conference Thursday. Fox News, "Wisconsin man 'targeting a White person' killed motorcyclist, prosecutors say," 10 July 2020 Donoghue said at a news conference Thursday that Rivera and her son rented the boat at approximately 1 p.m. local time Wednesday. CBS News, "Investigators release 911 call made after "Glee" actress Naya Rivera's son was found on boat," 10 July 2020 Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva promised a thorough investigation and at a news conference to announce the findings it was revealed that Fuller had a history of mental illness and suicidal tendencies. Author: Stefanie Dazio, Christopher Weber, Anchorage Daily News, "Hanging death of Black man in California park ruled suicide," 10 July 2020 Howard Zucker, commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, said at a news conference that sickened staff members were the chief source of infection for residents at the state’s more than 600 nursing homes. Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, "Andrew Cuomo’s Report on Controversial Nursing Home Policy for COVID Patients Prompts More Controversy," 10 July 2020 Wilson's brother, Jacque Wilson, quoted abolitionist Frederick Douglass at a news conference last week to announce the filing of the federal lawsuit. Cleo Krejci, The Arizona Republic, "Federal lawsuit alleges mistreatment of Navajo County inmate during pandemic," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of news conference

1937, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2020

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“News conference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/news%20conference. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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