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Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman confirmed to SCOTUS

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden’s sister became the latest Washington figures to test positive for COVID-19, announcements that came Thursday after two cabinet officials and others tested positive the day before.

Pelosi, who is asymptomatic, tested positive on Thursday. She will quarantine, her spokesman Drew Hammill announced.

“The speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided,” Hammill said.

Pelosi attended crowded events at the White House on Tuesday and Wednesday hosted by Biden. Pelosi is the eighth member of Congress to test positive this week. All of the members have been fully vaccinated and boosted.

The president’s test results: Biden tested negative for COVID on Wednesday, the most recent test the president has taken as part of his regular testing regime, according to the White House.

It’s Amy with today’s top stories out of Washington.

Ketanji Brown Jackson makes SCOTUS history

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon, which will make her the 116th justice – and first Black woman – to serve on the nation’s highest court.

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