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This week in Washington(15 images)

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces a Special Counsel to investigate classified documents that were found in President Joe Biden's home, Biden delivers remarks on the economy, the new Congress gets to work on Capitol Hill, Democrat and Republican leaders hold news conferences for the new session and Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Elizabeth Bagley as ambassador to Brazil, among the highlights of this week in Washington.

Attorney General Merrick Garland (R) is joined by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch for a press conference at the Department of Justice on Thursday. Garland announced the appointment of U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Robert Hurr, as Special Counsel to investigate the discovery of classified documents held by President Joe Biden at his home office. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy and the administration's efforts to combat inflation in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on Thursday. Biden said consumer prices declined at the end of 2022. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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Joe Biden attends a memorial service for former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter at the Washington National Cathedral. Photo by Chris Kleponis/ UPI
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Joe Biden gives remarks at the memorial service. Photo by Chris Kleponis/ UPI
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