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An underwater view of swimmers including Team USA's Caeleb Dressel (R) in the final of the Olympic Tokyo Games men's 100m freestyle on July 29. Photo: François-Xavier Marit/AFP via Getty Images

There's been plenty of Olympics drama on day six of the Tokyo Games Thursday — notably China's women's swimming team beating the U.S. and Australia in the record-setting 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

The big picture: Katie Ledecky helped the U.S. win silver, which also beat the previous world record smashed by China's team. Team USA grabbed two more swimming gold medals, when Caeleb Dressel won the men's 100m freestyle and Bobby Finke triumphed in the first men's Olympic 800m freestyle.

Team USA's Nicole Ross (L) competes against Russian Marta Martyanova in the women's Olympic foil team semifinal at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, on July 29. Photo: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images
Azerbaijan's Zelym Kotsoiev (white) and France's Alexandre Iddir compete in the judo men's -100kg elimination round at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 29. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images
Madelynn Ann Bernau of Team USA during the trap women's qualification at Asaka Shooting Range on July 29 in Asaka, Saitama. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Luka Doncic, #77 of Team Slovenia and the Dallas Mavericks, in the men's preliminary round group C basketball match between Slovenia and Japan at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on July 29. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images
The start of the record-setting women's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the Tokyo Games July 29. Photo: Ina Fried/Axios
Italy's fencing team warms up before their match against France in the Tokyo Games women's foil team semifinal at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, on July 29. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images
Team USA's Connor Fields (L) cycles ahead in the Olympic BMX racing men's quarter-finals at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo on July 29. Photo: Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images
Japan's Mima Ito serves to China's Sun Yingsha during their women's singles semifinals table tennis game at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 29. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images
Argentina's Nicolas Capogrosso (L) blocks a shot by USA's Nicholas Lucena in their men's preliminary beach volleyball game at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on July 29. Photo: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images
Abbie Brown of Team Great Britain scoring a try in the Rugby Seven match against the Russian Olympic Committee at Tokyo Stadium on July 29. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

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Updated Sep 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harris, Bush preach unity at Flight 93 memorial, 20 years on from attacks

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

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.

Updated Sep 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden attends wreath-laying ceremony at Pentagon

President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on Sept. 11 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

President Biden participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The latest: Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived at the Pentagon after visiting the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and Ground Zero in New York City.

Democrats unveil voting rights compromise bill

A row of voting booths. Photo: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced a pared-down voting bill — with support from both progressive and centrist wings of the party — aimed at expanding voter access and countering nationwide Republican-led efforts to alter election laws.

Why it matters: The Freedom to Vote Act is the product of negotiations overseen by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and was built of a framework put forward by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), whose vote is crucial to Democratic efforts to advance legislation in the chamber.