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Scientists have repeatedly warned that the planet remains on track to exceed a critical threshold for warming within a decade. Yet experts and activists also see a rare opportunity to change course — possibly the last chance before many effects become irreversible.
A man smokes a cigarette by candlelight in Beirut. (Getty Images)
Electricity cuts are taking the greatest toll on businesses, hospitals and the poor in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Drought has crippled hydroelectric generation, and decades of neglect and underinvestment have left power grids unable to cope.
Over the past year since justices ruled that a large part of eastern Oklahoma is still Indian country, convictions have been imperiled in thousands of cases, confusion has grown for police and more than 50 criminals have been released.
Most Democrats are trying to focus on a six-month window to stay calm, rather than panicking every six days about a moment of chaos.
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Kim Marin and her 12 year-old daughter, Kate Marin, quarantine at home in Fairfax County. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
Kim Marin, 51, of Fairfax County, has been fully vaccinated since mid-April, and her 12-year-old daughter has been fully vaccinated since mid-June. They both tested positive for the coronavirus.
The White House has sought to shift blame to unvaccinated people and misinformation on social media.
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His humor was built around chutzpah, his Jewish identity and his absurdist observations of life.
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The Tokyo Olympics are happening as Japan is grappling with coronavirus, along with the rest of the world. But the year-late games are pressing on.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) declared both a public and public health emergency on March 11, 2020. By keeping the public emergency in place, Bowser said, the city will still be able to respond quickly to changes in the virus.
The body of Emily Lu was discovered a short distance from her home, police said. Brian George Sayrs Jr. faces a murder charge.
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A koala, an anteater and a pod of narwhals are part of this kid-friendly safari.
Alex Ovechkin is set to become an unrestricted free agent soon, but General Manager Brian MacLellan thinks a deal could come together shortly.
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was replaced Saturday night in Baltimore by Jon Lester. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
It’s too close to the trade deadline to pose questions about what a team has or hasn’t announced. The Nats are veering toward selling — especially after a 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night — and Scherzer is near the end of a seven-year, $245 million contract, making him the subject of rumors.
The yellow brick road leads to the Wizard of Oz-themed playground at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
These spots are packed with things to see and fun activities: cool carousels, miniature trains, wildlife.
There’s no emotional or physical intimacy in their marriage, but it does include exhaustion, fear, and young kids.
After years of caring for elder relatives, she needs time alone. Husband isn’t going for it.
Reader was assured of a new position, and then the pandemic caused the job to vanish.