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Gene Sperling, who leads the oversight for distributing funds from President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package, speaks during the daily White House press briefing Monday, as White House press secretary Jen Psaki looks on. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Biden speaks about the pandemic and the country's vaccination campaign on Thursday at the White House. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Hopes To Boost COVID Vaccination Rates By Focusing On Federal Workers

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From left: U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell, Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone, Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges and U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn arrive to testify at the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Jim Lo Scalzo/pool via AP hide caption

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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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