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Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff stand on the corner of Rue Alibert and Rue Bichat, the scene of one of the 2015 Paris terror attacks. Photo: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris laid flowers at a Paris memorial Saturday to honor the 130 people who were killed in the November 2o15 Islamic State attacks in Paris, AP reports.

Driving the news: Harris' visit to the memorial comes as 20 men, who were allegedly involved in the attacks, are due to face trial.

Details: Harris laid a bouquet of ivory flowers at the foot of a victims' memorial along with her husband, Doug Emhoff, per AP.

Flashback: Gunmen with suicide vests killed about 130 people and injured hundreds more when they attacked the Bataclan concert hall, a sports stadium and six bars and restaurants.

  • It was the deadliest violence to hit France since World War II, AP notes, and one of the worst terrorist attacks to hit the West.

What's next: The trial is set to last nine months and the verdict is expected to come out in May 2022.

  • Most of the accused face life imprisonment if found guilty.

Go deeper: Paris ramps up security for trial over 2015 terror attacks

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Biden briefly transfers power to Harris while he gets colonoscopy

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President Biden briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he underwent a routine colonoscopy at Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday, according to the White House.

Why it matters: The move made Harris the first woman to hold presidential power in U.S. history.

Americans are super-sizing their holiday travel

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Americans are rushing back into holiday travel, and many are taking even longer trips now than they did before the pandemic began.

The big picture: After skipping Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings last year, many people are eager to maximize this year's celebrations with friends and family. And flexible remote working arrangements make that easier than ever.

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The potential GOAT of chess faces intriguing challenger

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Ian Nepomniachtchi began on Friday, 1,094 days after Carlsen won his fourth consecutive title.

Why it matters: During the long, COVID-fueled layoff, chess entered a new era, and with the championship finally here, the age-old game is ready for its close-up.