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Medina Spirit #8, ridden by jockey John Velazquez crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 1, in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Medina Spirit won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, after the COVID-19 pandemic bucked the Triple Crown's schedule last year.

The state of play: 2021's race-day took place with health and safety guidelines in place because of the coronavirus, including temperature checks, required masks and reduced capacity.

Trainer Bob Baffert of Medina Spirit, raises the trophy after winning on May 1 his seventh career Kentucky Derby — the most a trainer has ever won at the event. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
The Kentucky Derby usually hosts some 150,000 people, and over 170,000 people attended the event in 2015, per WDRB. 51,838 people attended the 2021 Derby, Churchill Downs spokesperson Darren Rogers said in a Twitter post. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images
Fans line up above the paddock to watch the horses during the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Icon Sportswire / Getty Images
Thoroughbred racehorses compete in a turf race at Churchill Downs on April 30. Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Horses break from the gate at the start of the I'll Have Another, race 5 on May 1. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
A person with a fancy hat at Churchill Downs on May 1. Photo: Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Churchill Downs on May 1. Photo: Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Another fancy hat at Churchill Downs on May 1. Photo: Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Fancy suits and more fancy hats at Churchill Downs on May 1. Photo: Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the race winner and more photos.

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At least 109 Palestinians and seven people in Israel have been killed since recent fighting between Israel's military and Hamas began Monday.

The big picture: Israel began massing troops on its border with Gaza on Thursday, launching attacks from the air and ground as Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel.

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Data: House Committee on Appropriations; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is being targeted for the largest collective earmark request in the country, according to a detailed breakdown of overall requests released by the House Appropriations Committee.

Why it matters: House appropriators are trying to balance bipartisan momentum for infrastructure investment with "pork-barrel" spending's checkered political history. The data dump is an effort to provide transparency for what are now termed "community project funding" requests.

Democrats open to user fees for infrastructure deal

President Biden sits Thursday with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) as they discuss his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Some Senate Democrats are open to paying for a compromise infrastructure package by imposing user fees, including increasing the gas tax and raising money from electric car drivers through a vehicle-miles-traveled charge.

Why it matters: By inching toward the Republican position on pay-fors, some Democrats are bucking President Biden's push to offset his proposed $2.3 trillion plan by focusing only on raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy.