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Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images

At least 53 people have died and more than 173,000 remain displaced after landslides and floods hit Indonesia's capital Jakarta as rescuers search for people trapped under tons of mud, officials told AP on Saturday.

The state of play: This is the worst flooding to plague the area since 2007, when 80 people died in 10 days, AP notes. Monsoon rains and rising rivers which started on Dec. 31 have flooded multiple districts surrounding Jakarta.

  • Weather conditions, blackouts and mudslides are making it difficult for rescuers and villagers to search for people in the Bogor district, AP writes.
  • Water rose as high as 6.5 feet in Bekasi, Indonesia, a city outside of Jakarta, according to AP.

The big picture: Indonesia is struck by deadly floods each year, however this year’s deluge has been especially harsh, with approximately 397,000 people seeking shelter.

What to watch: More rain is anticipated for the capital in the days ahead, according to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency.

  • The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency said on Friday that climate change elevates the risk of extreme weather and cautioned that heavy rain could last through mid-February, with an expected peak between Jan. 11-15, per Reuters.
  • The number of fatalities is expected to increase, with at least three people believed to be buried in another landslide in Cigudeg village in Bogor district, AP notes.

Go deeper: Floods kill 21 people and displace 30,000 in Indonesian capital

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NRA files for bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for voluntary bankruptcy as part of a restructuring plan.

Driving the news: The gun rights group said it would reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment." Last year, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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Biden: "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution

Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.

A new Washington

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that the city should expect a "new normal" for security — even after President-elect Biden's inauguration.

The state of play: Inaugurations are usually a point of celebration in D.C., but over 20,000 troops are now patrolling Washington streets in an unprecedented preparation for Biden's swearing-in on Jan. 20.