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President Biden listens to Vice President Harris during a signing ceremony for an executive order on policing in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Today, the White House announced that President Biden will travel to Uvalde, Tex., with the first lady Sunday to meet and grieve with the families of the 19 children and two teachers killed in a mass shooting there. More details on the travel are to come. The president has no public events on his schedule Thursday.

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The White House also announced Thursday that the superstar K-pop group BTS will join Biden at the White House next week to help put a spotlight on anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination, which became more prevalent starting early in the pandemic.

Meanwhile, before leaving town for a Memorial Day recess, Senate Republicans blocked legislation intended to combat domestic terrorism. Democrats pitched the bill as Congress’s first opportunity to pass legislation responding to the recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Tex., and Buffalo. Republicans argued that the bill, which would set up domestic terrorism offices across three federal agencies, was unnecessary and that Democrats are trying to score political points.

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  • 10:30 a.m. Eastern: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf testified before a Senate committee on the baby formula shortage. Watch here.
  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern: The Senate fell short of the votes needed to advance the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.
  • 4 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a briefing for reporters. Watch live here.

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