A knocked down tree blocks a sidewalk near the Washington Monument on Friday following a severe thunderstorm the night before. Investigators from the National Weather Service are considering it to be a possible tornado. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images


President BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenFirst Lady visits schools to discuss COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Biden travels west as Washington troubles mount MORE visit the "Surfside Wall of Hope & Memorial" near the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building in Florida on Thursday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images


Appointees to the new Jan. 6 Select Committee address reporters after informally meeting on Thursday. Greg Nash


Former Surgeon General Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsFormer surgeon general: 'Unconscionable' for states to ban mask mandates Former Trump surgeon general says politicians are 'taking tools' away from public health offices Pence urges young conservatives to get COVID-19 vaccine MORE, actress and activist Sophia Bush and epidemiologist Jessica Malaty Rivera speak with each other before the start of a Select subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on Thursday about how to counter vaccine hesitancy. Drew Angerer/Getty Images


U.S. Capitol Police officers greet a therapy dog from Anne Arundel County on Thursday. Greg Nash


Workers prepare for an unveiling ceremony for Lady Liberty's "Little Sister" statue from France after it is installed on Ellis Island on Thursday in New York. John Angelillo/UPI Photo


Royal fan John Loughrey poses with balloons as supporters gather to mark what would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace in London on Thursday. Leon Neal/Getty Images


People listen to former President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE's address during a tour of an unfinished section of the border wall on Wednesday in Pharr, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images


Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Raise the debt limit while starting to fix the budget   'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement MORE (D-Calif.) hugs Gladys Sicknick on Tuesday as the House votes for a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Sicknick is the mother of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died as a result of the attack. Greg Nash


Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellVirginia Democrat introduces tax credit for electric commercial vehicles More than 100 Democrats back legislation lowering Medicare eligibility age to 60 The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - Texas's near abortion ban takes effect MORE (D-Mich.) comforts a survivor of a drunk-driver accident at a press conference on Wednesday. Julia Nikhinson


A plebe is given a cover on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy Wednesday in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 new midshipmen arrived as part of the Naval Academy's class of 2025. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images 


Rep. Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden sticks to his Afghanistan deadline Biden commends Pelosi for 'masterful' leadership Overnight Energy: Democrats tout new report to defend KeystoneXL cancellation MORE (D-Ore.) shows off his Route 66 socks before addressing reporters during a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the INVEST in America Act. Greg Nash


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersAdvocates call on top Democrats for 0B in housing investments Cori Bush hits her stride by drawing on activist past Cawthorn to introduce resolution condemning political violence after warning of 'bloodshed' if elections are 'rigged' MORE (D-Calif.) after a Tuesday enrollment ceremony for Congressional Review Act resolutions rolling back Trump-era laws. Julia Nikhinson


Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan Enough with the GDP — it's time to measure genuine progress Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats eye potential carbon price in reconciliation bill MORE (D-Minn.) is seen at the National Mall on Tuesday with protesters in favor of ending fossil fuel subsidies. Julia Nikhinson


Dancers perform at a mass gala marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on Tuesday at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

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