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President Biden, joined by Vice President Harris and Dr. Anthony Fauci, signs executive actions as part of his administration's COVID-19 response on Thursday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pete Buttigieg speaks on Dec. 16 after he was nominated to be transportation secretary by then-President-elect Joe Biden. Buttigieg faced a largely friendly reception at his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House press secretary Jen Psaki face reporters Thursday during the daily White House briefing. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden's nominee for defense secretary, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, testifies Tuesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci informed the WHO on Thursday that the U.S. will not be leaving the organization. Fauci is seen here last month, receiving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Washington. Chia-Chi Charlie Chang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Nathan Grebil takes the temperature of a fourth-grader during a health screening in October at Bel Aire Elementary School in Tiburon, Calif. Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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Migrants are greeted by Taylor Levy (center), a local immigration attorney, at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in April 2020 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. People seeking asylum were enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols program, better known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy. The Department of Homeland Security announced that starting Thursday, it would stop new enrollments in MPP. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden sits in the Oval Office at the White House after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden signs executive actions hours after his inauguration on Wednesday. He is expected to reverse several Trump-era policies. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Poet Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Katy Perry performs during the Celebrating America event on Wednesday, following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden Inaugural Committee/AP hide caption

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President Joe Biden signs three documents including an inauguration declaration, cabinet nominations and sub-cabinet nominations in the President's Room at the US Capitol after the inauguration ceremony, Wednesday. Jim Lo Scalzo/AP hide caption

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The Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, seen here during a campaign event in Georgia on Jan. 4, were sworn in as U.S. senators by Vice President Harris on Wednesday afternoon. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at the White House on Wednesday. The Biden administration has made several changes to the White House website with an eye toward inclusivity and accessibility. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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