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Former President Jimmy Carter. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived at the home of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in Plains, Georgia on Thursday afternoon.

Why it matters: This marks the first time the "the oldest sitting-president and longest-lived former president in history" meet in person since Biden took office, AP notes.

  • The Carters were unable to attend Biden's inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused the couple to largely retreat from public life. The Carters are now vaccinated and have begun attending church again.
  • Biden was an ally during Carter's presidency from 1977 to 1981 when he served as a senator for the state of Delaware.

The big picture: The visit is Biden's first stop during his trip to Georgia to celebrate his first 100 days in office.

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Jill Biden underwent medical procedure to remove "object" from her left foot

Jill Biden at the Tokyo Games. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

First lady Jill Biden underwent a successful medical procedure Thursday evening to remove an object lodged in her left foot, according to her office.

Driving the news: FLOTUS stepped on the object while walking on a beach in Hawaii last week, an official visit she conducted after attending the Tokyo Games, per the Associated Press.

Updated Jul 30, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Military members will be included in Biden's new COVID guidance

Joe Biden. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Members of the military will be required to get vaccinations or face regular testing, social distancing, mask mandates and restrictions on travel for work, the the Pentagon said on Thursday evening.

Why it matters: The policy was announced for federal workers and onsite contractors earlier on Thursday, part of several new Biden initiatives to get more Americans vaccinated and slow the spread of the Delta variant.

Rahm Emanuel questioned on murder of Laquan McDonald in confirmation hearing

Rahm Emanuel during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Oct. 20. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about the murder of Laquan McDonald during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to become the U.S. ambassador to Japan, saying that "there's not a day or a week that has gone by in the last seven years I haven't thought about this."

Catch up quick: McDonald was a Black teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by Chicago police during Emanuel's tenure as the city's mayor. The 2014 shooting triggered massive protests, both because of its nature and the fact that the officers' body-cam footage was concealed for years.