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Carol Elliott waits in line to vote on June 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

Voters lined up for hours to cast ballots in presidential primaries across the U.S. on Tuesday, even amid curfews imposed for protests over George Floyd's killing.

Zoom in: D.C. and Philadelphia's mayors exempted voters from curfews as long as they got into line to vote by 8 p.m. In D.C., some waited in line for four hours near McKinley Technology High School and were still out well past the city's 7 p.m. curfew. Others outside Washington's Hardy Middle School were still in line after 9 p.m.

  • Voters were lined up outside the Ida B. Wells Middle School in D.C. near midnight.
Voters take a knee at 7 p.m. to honor black lives near the Murch Elementary School in NW Washington, D.C. on June 2. Photo: Sara Goo/Axios
Voters wait in a line during early voting in Monroe County, Bloomington, Indiana on June 1. Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
A voter receives hand sanitizer from a poll worker in Northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 2. Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images
An election official waits to check in voters at McKinley Technology High School on June 2 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Voters stand in line on June 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Voters wait in a line during early voting in Monroe County, Bloomington, Indiana on June 2. Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Voters cast ballots on June 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
A sign outside the Murch Elementary School in NW Washington, D.C. on June 2. Photo: Sara Goo/Axios
A woman votes at McKinley Technology High School on June 2 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Huge fire erupts in Beirut port month after deadly explosion

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A large fire erupted in Beirut's port Thursday, according to the Lebanese Army, as the city continues to recover from a deadly blast last month that killed at least 190 people and injured 6,500.

What's happening: The fire began in a warehouse that had been damaged in the August explosion — one of the few in the port that had not been leveled by that blast, according to the New York Times. The cause of the fire — or the extent of its damage — is not yet clear, but army helicopters are assisting in efforts to extinguish the blaze, per AP.

Biden Cabinet confirmation schedule: When to watch hearings

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Jan. 16 in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The first hearings for President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet nominations begin on Tuesday, with testimony from his picks to lead the departments of State, Homeland and Defense.

Why it matters: It's been a slow start for a process that usually takes place days or weeks earlier for incoming presidents. The first slate of nominees will appear on Tuesday before a Republican-controlled Senate, but that will change once the new Democratic senators-elect from Georgia are sworn in.

Kamala Harris resigns from Senate seat ahead of inauguration

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Photo: Mason Trinca/Getty Images

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris submitted her resignation from her seat in the U.S. Senate on Monday, two days before she will be sworn into her new role.

What's next: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to serve out the rest of Harris' term, which ends in 2022.

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