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This week in Washington(24 images)

President Joe Biden speaks about the October jobs report; former Secretary of State Colin Powell's funeral services are held at the Washington National Cathedral; Jon Stewart calls for Congress to support veterans; Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies about the state of the pandemic in a Senate hearing; President Joe Biden gives a vaccine mandate update; the Supreme Court hears challenges to Texas' abortion law, all among the highlights from Washington, D.C., for the week of November 1, 2021.

President Joe Biden arrives to speak on the October jobs report in the State Dining of the White House on Friday. Photo by Al Drago/UPI
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"America is getting back to work, and our economy is starting to work for more Americans," Biden told reporters during the press conference at the White House. Photo by Al Drago/UPI
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Visitors line up to pay their respects ahead of funeral services for former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell at the Washington National Cathedral. Powell died October 18, at the age of 84, of complications from COVID-19 after a battle with brain cancer. Photo Ken Cedeno/UPI
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Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre talks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Photo by Oliver Contreras/UPI
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