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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after winning back the gavel. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reclaimed the gavel as speaker of the House Thursday, despite 13 House Democrats voting against her and two voting "present" — a procedural option that is not a vote for or against.

Why it matters: The split between Democrats who see Pelosi as the best possible foil to President Trump and those who sought a new generation of leadership threatened to upend her speaker bid in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 midterms. In the end, 21 Democrats who said they would support a different candidate ended up voting for Pelosi.

Here's who voted against Pelosi for speaker, and who they voted for instead:

  1. Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.): Joe Biden
  2. Jim Cooper (Tenn.): present
  3. Jason Crow (Colo.): Sen. Tammy Duckworth
  4. Joe Cunningham (S.C.): Rep. Cheri Bustos
  5. Jared Golden (Maine): Bustos
  6. Ron Kind (Wis.): Rep. John Lewis
  7. Conor Lamb (Pa.): Rep. Joe Kennedy
  8. Ben McAdams (Utah): Rep. Stephanie Murphy
  9. Kathleen Rice (N.Y.): Stacey Abrams
  10. Max Rose (N.Y.): Duckworth
  11. Kurt Schrader (Ore.): Rep. Marcia Fudge
  12. Mikie Sherrill (N.J.): Bustos
  13. Elissa Slotkin (Mich.): present
  14. Abigail Spanberger (Va.): Bustos
  15. Jeff Van Drew (N.J.): "No" changed to present

Go deeper: A look inside the most diverse Congress in history

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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

Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Image

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.