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Visitors sign a guest book at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

The body of President George H.W. Bush is set to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda this week before being returned to his adopted home state of Texas for burial.

The backdrop: The 41st president, an influential figure and pragmatist in the Republican Party, died late Friday at age 94. His presidential funeral will be the first since Gerald Ford died in 2006.

What's happening:

  • Bush's casket will be transported from Houston, Texas to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Monday afternoon.
  • Leaders of the House and Senate will pay their respects to Bush at a bicameral arrival ceremony scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. His body will lie in state util 10:00 a.m. Wednesday for public viewing.
  • Bush's first funeral service will be held at Washington National Cathedral at 11:00 a.m on Wednesday. A statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be in attendance.
  • His remains will depart Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday afternoon and will be back to Houston where his body will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral was held there in April.
  • Following another funeral service at 10:00 a.m. CT, his body will be transported in a funeral train car to College Station for a 4:15 p.m. burial service at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum.

Go deeper: The Joint Task Force-National Capital Region has a detailed timeline of the schedule of events.

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Scoop: Garland defends DOJ's handling of Jan. 6 probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Attorney General Merrick Garland will tell the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that federal prosecutors "are doing exactly what they are expected to do" in seeking accountability for the "intolerable assault" on the Capitol on Jan. 6, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Allies of former President Trump, including Republican congressmen, have criticized the department's treatment rioters charged with crimes, and sought to recast the insurrection as a righteous protest. Garland's testimony with be his first appearance before the panel.

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Police charge man with murder of British MP David Amess

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

Police said Thursday that Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old British man, has been charged with the murder of David Amess, a Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K.

The big picture: Last week, the Metropolitan Police declared the fatal stabbing a terrorist incident, saying that they had found "a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism."

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Pfizer booster has 95.6% efficacy against COVID, large study shows

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A booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 95.6% effective against the coronavirus, compared with those who only had the first two initial doses, according to a large study released Thursday.

Why it matters: The study, which had more than 10,000 participants aged 16 and older, is the first controlled, randomized trial looking at boosters and their effectiveness, the companies said.

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