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Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff drop off cookies during a visit to LAFD Fire Station 19 in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles on the Independence Day holiday. Photo: ROBYN BECK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, dropped off cookies at their neighborhood fire station in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles on Sunday.

The big picture: Harris is home in California after speaking in Las Vegas on Saturday. Meanwhile, President Biden is returning to the White House on Sunday afternoon for a barbecue with first responders and military families.

  • Harris mentioned wildfires and the ongoing drought while chatting with the fire fighters, according to pool reports.
    • “This fire season is going to be worse than last year,” the vice president said.
  • Harris and Emhoff were joined at the fire station by Rep. Ted Lieu and his wife, Betty. 

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Former President Donald Trump struck a divisive tone as he visited New York City on Saturday, opting not to participate in the official ceremony at Ground Zero honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks.

Why it matters: The 45th president's remarks were in sharp contrast to the calls for unity from President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and former President George W. Bush, who alluded to the Capitol insurrection and the dangers of homegrown extremists in his own remarks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Vice President Kamala Harris joined former President George W. Bush at a ceremony on Saturday to honor the lives lost 20 years ago on United Airlines Flight 93.

Driving the news: The vice president and the 43rd president devoted much of their remarks to remembering the unity that brought Americans together after the 9/11 attacks.

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Former President George W. Bush on Saturday warned of homegrown violent extremism while speaking at the Flight 93 memorial on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Driving the news: "We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within," said Bush, who joined Vice President Kamala Harris and others at the ceremony.

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