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Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Biden will host a drive-in rally in metro Atlanta next week to celebrate his first 100 days in office, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.

Why it matters: Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock's victories in January's runoff elections in Georgia secured Democrats' thin majority in the Senate, allowing Biden to pass his signature $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The visit will come one day after Biden addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time.

The big picture: Biden went big during his first 100 days in office, successfully passing the stimulus package and reaching his goal of giving 200 million vaccine doses. He's now turning his attention toward other progressive priorities.

  • Democrats are pushing to pass a federal voting rights expansion, which comes after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a law that curbs voting access — sparking backlash from Biden, congressional Democrats, voting activists and corporations.
  • Biden's visit also comes as he is promoting a sweeping $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, which includes major climate-related spending.

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Jul 30, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Kamala Harris to travel to Singapore and Vietnam for first overseas trip

Kamala Harris. Photo: Ken Cedeno/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Singapore and Vietnam next month for her second foreign trip since taking office, her spokesperson confirmed Friday.

Why it matters: Harris will become the first vice president to ever visit Vietnam, and the highest-ranking Biden official to travel to Asia as the administration looks to rally an international coalition to curb China's influence.

Updated 2 hours ago - World

Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince earlier this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.

3 hours ago - World

Melbourne, "world's most locked-down city," to lift stay-at-home orders

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews during a news conference in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Melbourne's stay-at-home orders will end five days earlier than planned, officials in Australia's second-biggest city announced Sunday.

Why it matters: The capital of the state of Victoria has had six lockdowns totaling 262 days since March last year. That means Melbourne spent longer under lockdown than "any other city in the world" during the pandemic, Reuters notes.