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WATCH: Harris reminds Biden to not forget mask after he leaves it at podium

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden forgot his face mask at the podium, only for Vice President Kamala Harris to remind him.

During his speech, he commemorated the 50 millionth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine given to Americans, at one point saying: “For God’s sake, wear a mask!”

At the closing of a press conference Thursday, Biden thanked the audience for their time and went to go speak with a nurse who had given vaccine shots earlier during the event.

It was when he turned to Harris that she could faintly be heard asking him: “Where’s your mask?”

“My mask,” the president said to himself as he power-walked back to the podium, “my mask, my mask.” Chuckles can be heard on the audio, though it’s unclear if it was the president or someone else in the room.

Biden and Harris together left the event next door to the White House in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building while both wearing masks.

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Biden frees Venezuelan President Maduro’s drug dealing relatives in prisoner swap

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President Biden freed two of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s relatives Saturday in exchange for seven jailed Americans. The two nephews of Maduro’s wife Cilia Flores, had been convicted in the United States for drug dealing and sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to the BBC.

According to the report, the swap was in exchange for five American oil executives. Those Americans were “exchanged for two of Mr Maduro’s wife’s nephews, who were serving 18-year sentences in the US on drug charges,” the officials told the BBC. Maduro’s nephews were convicted under the Trump administration and the Venezuelan government claims that they were “unjustly” jailed in the United States.

In a statement from the White House Saturday, Biden said the American’s were  “wrongfully detained.”  He said the American’s  would soon be reunited with their relatives, according to reports.

“Today, we celebrate that seven families will be whole once more. To all the families who are still suffering and separated from their loved ones who are wrongfully detained – know that we remain dedicated to securing their release,” the Biden statement added.

Meanwhile, 13 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, requesting more information on “the intelligence report” that alleges Maduro is emptying his prisons and allowing them to head to the United States in the caravans that crossing the porous border.

The letter states that the report warns Border Patrol agents to be on the look-out for “violent criminals from Venezuela among the migrant caravans heading towards the U.S.-Mexico border.”

“It has been widely reported that the Venezuelan regime, under the control of Nicolás Maduro Moros, is deliberately releasing violent prisoners early, including inmates convicted of ‘murder, rape, and extortion,’ and pushing them to join caravans heading to the United States,” the letter states.

You can follow Sara A. Carter on Twitter @SaraCarterDC.

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