New White House press secretary holds 1st briefing this evening

U.S. President Joe Biden's new press secretary has scheduled the new administration's first White House press briefing for Wednesday evening.

Jen Psaki said meeting with the news media on Day One was a symbol of the administration's commitment to transparency.

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