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Biden calls for 'peace and calm' in wake of Daunte Wright shooting in Minnesota

"My prayers are with the family" of Daunte Wright, the president told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday. "It’s really a tragic thing that happened."
Image: President Biden Meets With Congress Members To Discuss American Jobs Plan
Image: President Biden Meets With Congress Members To Discuss American Jobs Plan

U.S. needs to invest in semiconductor 'infrastructure,' Biden tells business leaders

"We need to build the infrastructure of today and not repair the one of yesterday,” Biden said.
Image: Joe Biden
Image: Joe Biden

Biden pushes sweeping jobs plan in meeting with bipartisan group of lawmakers

The president faces stiff opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill to enact the $2 trillion proposal.
Image: U.S. President Biden meets with members of Congress at the White House in Washington
Image: U.S. President Biden meets with members of Congress at the White House in Washington
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Some Democrats like this Trump-era tax change. It may get reversed anyway.

Unlike most of Trump's policies, which Biden has set out largely to reverse, SALT caps have received support among elements of the Democratic Party.
President Biden Delivers Remarks On State Of Covid-19 Vaccinations
President Biden Delivers Remarks On State Of Covid-19 Vaccinations

Biden DOJ declines to release key Trump admin documents about zero tolerance family separation policy

Among the unreleased documents is the agenda from a May 2018 meeting that included a show of hands vote by Trump officials on whether to separate families.
President Donald Trump stands with Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta for the national anthem
President Donald Trump stands with Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta for the national anthem

Biden promised 200M shots in his first 100 days. Track the progress.

NBC News is tracking the progress made and the time that's left to meet the administration's goal.
Image: People wait in line to be vaccinated in California
Image: People wait in line to be vaccinated in California

Will Smith movie 'Emancipation' abandons Georgia over voting restrictions

The big-budget, runaway slave thriller was sold to Apple Studios in a deal reportedly valued at $120 million.
Image: Will Smith attends a premiere in Westwood, California, on Dec. 13, 2017.
Image: Will Smith attends a premiere in Westwood, California, on Dec. 13, 2017.

The Bidens' younger dog, Major, to undergo additional training after biting incidents

Biden has said he thinks Major is a good boy, but has just been having a little trouble acclimating to his new surroundings.
Image: A handler walks Major, one of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House on March 31, 2021.
Image: A handler walks Major, one of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House on March 31, 2021.

What's changed — and what hasn't — in 100 days since Jan. 6

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Protesters climb over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol,
Image: Protesters climb over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol,

Pentagon chief declares 'ironclad' U.S. commitment to Israel

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's first talks in Israel come as the U.S. seeks to leverage Middle East diplomatic progress made by the Trump administration.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin delivers speaks at the White House on March 8, 2021.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin delivers speaks at the White House on March 8, 2021.

Empty federal posts, including immigration and FDA heads, raise concern as Biden administration lags

Across the federal government, there are more than 400 positions requiring Senate confirmation for which the president has not yet put forward nominees.
Image: President Biden Delivers Remarks On His American Jobs Plan
Image: President Biden Delivers Remarks On His American Jobs Plan