This week in Washington(18 images)

President Donald Trump sought to ban non-tobacco-flavored vaping products, fired national security adviser John Bolton and spoke at an HBCU convention; migrants who are recipients of a medical exemption program spoke to Congress; lawmakers observed the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks; members of Congress discussed gun legislation; the Trump administration signed an executive order on terrorism; lawmakers attended an event marking the 400 years since enslaved Africans were brought to America; and Trump presented a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to Dayton, Ohio, police officers the week of August 9, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services (R) and Norman Sharpless, acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs Administration, hold a meeting where they announced a ban on flavored vaping and e-cigarette products from the market on Wednesday. Trump also spoke on the resignation of John Bolton. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo
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