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National security advisor Jake Sullivan would not confirm the plan while flying to Europe with the president. Sources say 200 million doses would be shared this year and the rest in the first half of next year. The announcement comes days after the White House unveiled plans to start sharing America's existing vaccine surplus with other nations. Saga or Megane Washington A federal watchdog is out with a report on why racial justice protesters were forcibly cleared from an area near the White House last summer. Demonstrators protesting George Floyd's death were forced out of Lafayette Park with pepper pellets and flash bangs. A half hour before then President Trump walked across the park for a photo op. The Interior Department's inspector general, says Park police did not break up the protest because of Trump, but rather so a contractor could start installing new fencing. The report says. While the move was justified, law enforcement agencies did not communicate well enough with each other or with protesters about the crackdown, which critics say was politically motivated. Sander Megane Washington The National Ski Areas Association is reporting a strong rebound this winter despite the coronavirus pandemic. Visits by skiers to US resorts. Total 59 million for the season, the National Ski Areas Association says. That's the fifth best on record Americans were looking for safe outdoor recreation CEO Kelly Pollock says from utter uncertainty to a top 10 season. What a year many resorts were forced to close in spring of 2020 in the U. S ski industry lost at least $2 billion that winter. But about seven months later, the chairlift started running again, with guests embracing a new normal, wearing masks standing apart in lines and writing lifts only with their own. Group. The average U. S ski area was opened 13 days longer than last year, and many small and medium sized ski areas performed well because more guests chose to stay close to home for their ski trips. I'm Jennifer King.