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Tom Brady accepts the trophy at the 2021 Super Bowl. Photo: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

President Joe Biden hosted a celebration at the White House Tuesday morning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this year's Super Bowl champions.

Driving the news: Tampa quarterback Tom Brady joked at the podium that while many people didn't believe the team could win, 40% "still don't think we won," prompting an "I understand" from Biden that drew chuckles from the crowd.

Why it matters: Tuesday's visit was also Brady's first trip to the White House since 2005, as he elected to skip visits during under the Obama and Trump presidencies.

  • This is also the first time the Super Bowl Champion team has visited the White House since 2017. In 2018, former President Donald Trump uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles, citing protests during the National Anthem.
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Biden says California voters "will get Trump" if Newsom is ousted

President Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a campaign event at Long Beach City College on Monday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images

President Joe Biden said while campaigning for Gov. Gavin Newsom in California that if the Democrat is ousted in Tuesday's recall election, voters will end up with a "clone of Donald Trump" as governor.

Between the lines: Although Biden never mentioned him by name, conservative talk radio host Larry Elder has emerged as Newsom's biggest threat. Elder in 2019 described Trump's 2016 election win as "God-sent," and state Democrats have sought to imply that a vote for him is a vote for Trumpism.

At least 3 dead after Amtrak train derails in Montana

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An Amtrak train derailed near Joplin, Montana, resulting in at least three deaths and multiple injuries to passengers and crew on Saturday, per authorities and a company statement.

The big picture: 141 passengers and 16 crew members were estimated to be on the Empire Builder train, traveling from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, when eight of the 10 cars derailed about 4p.m., Amtrak said early Sunday.

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Federal judge blocks vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

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A federal appeals court is set to hear a challenge Wednesday to a vaccine mandate planned for New York City school employees.

Why it matters The vaccine mandate was set to begin on Monday, prompting concerns over staffing shortages in schools across the nation's largest school system. But a judge on Friday temporarily blocked the measure, per AP.

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