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Tom Manger, a veteran police chief of departments in the Washington, D.C., region, is seen Friday as he takes over the United States Capitol Police. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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New Capitol Police Chief Defends The Agency In The Wake Of The Jan. 6 Riot

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks Tuesday at the daily briefing. She acknowledged a White House staffer had tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. She said it wasn't the first breakthrough case. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2019 Scripps Spelling Bee co-champions hold up their trophy at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. After pausing in 2020, the competition is back on this year. The finals are Thursday night in Orlando, Fla. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered a pause on federal executions Thursday while the Justice Department reviews policies and procedures on capital punishment. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden listens Thursday as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis discusses the collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden speaks outside the White House with a bipartisan group of senators after meeting on infrastructure Thursday. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Have A Deal': Biden Announces A Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement With Senators

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