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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on May 7. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has had discussions with the Biden transition team about leaving her position after roughly one year, she told David Axelrod on his CNN podcast.

Why it matters: Presidents have cycled through several press secretaries during their tenures in recent years — Former President Trump had four press secretaries during his four years, while Obama had three in two terms.

  • Psaki served in several roles in the White House press shop during Obama's tenure.

What she's saying: "I think it's going to be time for somebody else to have this job, in a year from now or about a year from now," she told Axelrod.

  • "I mean, when I talked to the inner circle of the Biden orbit about this, we talked about coming in and doing this job for a year, which was quite appealing to me for many reasons," Psaki added.
  • "I have little kids and I don't want to miss time with them. And my daughter is going into kindergarten. I have a lot of years with her, but she's kind of a magical unicorn. And I don't want to miss moments. I don't want to miss things."

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A heat wave is bringing unprecedented high temperatures to the Pacific Northwest — a region of the country typically cooled by the ocean, rather than central air conditioning. The heat will begin Friday and last into early next week.

Why it matters: The heat wave will shatter monthly and all-time temperature records in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the records could break the old milestones by several degrees.

At least one person killed, 99 missing after deadly Miami-area condo collapse

A massive search-and-rescue operation is underway after a portion of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to AP.

The latest: Officials have accounted for 102 people who lived in the high-rise Champlain Towers South, but 99 people remained unaccounted for by midafternoon, said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Biden strikes infrastructure deal with bipartisan group of senators

President Biden announced Thursday that he had agreed to a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan with a bipartisan group of ten senators, declaring: "We have a deal."

Why it matters: The agreement on the size and scope of an infrastructure package is a major achievement for Biden, who has long been a proponent of bipartisanship, but the compromise still faces serious hurdles in the House and Senate.