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Officials said the shooter, Brandon Hole, purchased the rifles legally in July and September, not long after his mother reported fears that her son would attempt “suicide by cop.”
The military and intelligence agencies are racing to refine plans for countering extremist groups in Afghanistan following President Biden’s planned troop withdrawal, but current and former officials warn it will be far more difficult to head off threats to U.S. security from afar.
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Public transit demand during the pandemic has shifted to neighborhoods with high numbers of Black, Hispanic and lower-income workers, flattening peak travel periods and forcing transit agencies to respond to new patterns, a Washington Post analysis of national data shows.
Among the images from the intimate funeral, most poignant of all perhaps was the image of Prince Philip’s wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, sitting by herself on a pew.
Michael Ellis became the National Security Agency’s general counsel a few days before Donald Trump left office, then was placed on administrative leave when President Biden took over.
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Authorities in Kenosha, Wisc., pleaded Sunday for help in locating a suspect in the shooting.
Members of the 1969 Brookvale Warriors baseball team are greeted by their principal before the ceremony. (Parker Michels-Boyce for The Post)
A rural Virginia county tried to make amends by giving the players championship rings at a ceremony on Saturday.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell says the recovery is far from over. The bleak reality is made clear outside his window on his drive to work.
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry traveled to Shanghai to push for more ambitious action in advance of upcoming summits.
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Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) described the document as “a staff level draft proposal from an outside group” and said she had not read it. However, she did not deny plans to start an “America First Caucus.”
One of ex-president Donald Trump’s most controversial trade initiatives, which angered U.S. allies and drew scorn from many economists, has become a plank in President Biden’s “worker-centered” trade policy. The tale of the tariffs also shows how temporary trade barriers can harden into semi-permanence.
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Hunter Biden spent two years as a silent character in a narrative at the center of the presidential campaign. Now he’s telling a story of addiction, with the ever-present risk of a relapse that could harm his health and his father’s work.
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Since Donald Trump left office, more Republicans have embraced the idea that immigrants are “replacing” other American voters.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility has tested President Biden’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections.
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Few Europeans thought it was a good idea for Montenegro to take the mammoth loan to build a highway, giving China power in a country on the European Union’s doorstep. Now the tiny, mountainous country is asking the E.U. for help to repay the debt — and the answer, so far, has been no.
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With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
The lack of water worsens drought conditions and fire potential, and could impact agriculture.
University of Maryland seniors Alysa Conway and Saba Tshibaka are organizers with Black Terps Matter, a student group that has been vocal about issues that affect Black students. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
The wife of the highest-ranking American captive in the 1979-81 crisis, she displayed a yellow sash on the oak tree outside her home.
The arrests came after a volatile skirmish between police and protesters, just as a group of about 100 marchers was breaking up following a demonstration against police violence.
The airy 230,000-square-foot space, which opens Tuesday, is the airport’s biggest upgrade since 1997.
A make-shift memorial has arisen at the Georgetown gravesite of “Nannie.” (Karon Flage)
There is a power to Nannie’s story, even with the unknowns, or maybe even more so because of them. Nearly 165 years after her death, she is sparking curiosity about the lives of Black girls in antebellum Washington.
Solutions to climate change may be beyond our reach until we first reorient our relationship with Earth. (Torkil Gudnason)
Climate news is relentlessly, objectively grim. Should we ever allow ourselves to feel optimism?
She didn’t want to say goodbye.
Look for chargrilled beef, goat stew and ace side dishes from Kenya native Kevin Onyona.
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After retiring from NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson seeks his next competitive challenge in IndyCar.
After learning that right-hander Luis Avilán has a torn elbow ligament, the Nationals saw righty Wander Suero leave with a trainer.
Bradley Beal had 37 points and Russell Westbrook logged his 25th triple-double to give Washington six wins in its past seven games.
Ovechkin is one goal from matching Marcel Dionne for fifth on the NHL’s all-time goals list.
United got two impressive goals late in the first half to start its season with a victory over New York City FC.
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