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This week in Washington(17 images)

The U.S. Senate passed a bill to help veterans exposed to toxins from burn pits. President Joe Biden isolates with a rebound case of COVID-19, speaking remotely on a new bill to increase U.S. production of semiconductor chips and explaining and a counterterrorism operation that killed al-Qaida's top leader, among the highlights in Washington news for the week of August 1, 2022.

President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs at the White House on Friday. Pool Photo by Evan Vucci/UPI
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Biden signs the two bills. Pool Photo by Evan Vucci/UPI
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National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby makes a statement condemning China's use of ballistic missiles in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan during a White House news briefing on Thursday. Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI
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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the first meeting of the interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access in the Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Wednesday. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI
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