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The data privacy risks associated with abortion aren’t hypothetical. Cases around the world show how a digital trail can become evidence.
The ruins of residential buildings in Lysychansk, Ukraine, on Sunday. (AP)
Moscow’s claim to have seized the last major Ukrainian stronghold in the Luhansk region signaled a potential turning point in Russia’s effort to gain control of eastern Ukraine. But Kyiv denied that Russia has “full control” over Lysychansk and maintained that the battle for the broader Donbas region “is not over yet.”
A Rainbow Gathering attendee speaks with a member of the U.S. Forest Service.
The 50th anniversary of the gathering has drawn thousands but set off conflicts with environmental groups worried that the influx will harm vulnerable species in the Colorado national forest.
Secret Service agents near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
The new depiction of the Secret Service — which has endured controversy from a prostitution scandal and security missteps during the Obama years to allegations of politicization under Trump — has cast new doubt on the agency's  independence and credibility.
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Climate change is altering the summer months — turning a time of joy into stretches of extreme heat, dangerously polluted air, anxiety and lost traditions.
Hart Island, a scruffy one-mile slice of land in Long Island Sound, is the nation’s largest public cemetery. It was created for the poor, but it increasingly serves a surprising range of people as the pandemic has fueled a surge in unclaimed bodies.
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Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Cassidy Hutchinson, the former West Wing insider, testified to the latent power of multitasking assistants.