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This week in Washington(10 images)

President Joe Biden signs new laws to help veterans exposed to toxins and to spur U.S. production of semiconductor chips. And Vice President Kamala Harris meets with university and college presidents on access to reproductive healthcare, among the highlights of this week in Washington.

Activist and comedian John Stewart hugs Sri Benson, whose wife, Katie, was an Army medic who died from toxic exposure, during a signing ceremony for the PACT Act on Wednesday at the White House. The bill expands healthcare benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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President Joe Biden hands Brielle Robinson, daughter of Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, the pen he used to sign the PACT Act. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre conducts the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Tuesday. Photo by Ron Sachs/UPI
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Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Sweden's ambassador to the United States, Karin Ulrika Olofsdotter (R), look on as Biden signs ratification documents approving Finland and Sweden's NATO membership at the White House. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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