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President Biden smiles after signing legislation Wednesday at the Whtie House to expand healthcare access for military veterans exposed to toxins. (Sarah Silbiger/For The Washington Post)

Meanwhile, former president Donald Trump said he declined to answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself, during a deposition at the state attorney general’s office in New York. That probe, exploring Trump’s business dealings, is one of many that Trump faces and is separate from the investigation by the Justice Department that apparently led to the search of his Florida home earlier this week.

Your daily dashboard

  • 8:30 a.m. Eastern time: July inflation climbed 8.5 percent over the past year, easing slightly from June, according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • 9:05 a.m. Eastern time: Vice President Harris left Washington en route to Las Vegas, where she plans to address a labor group and later speak about reproductive rights.
  • 10 a.m. Eastern time: Biden signed the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act into law. Watch here.
  • 12:30 p.m. Eastern time: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) held a news conference about her trip to Asia. Watch here.
  • 12:55 p.m. Eastern time: Biden departed from the White House for South Carolina, where he plans to vacation.

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