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The worst violence in years between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip risks drawing the United States into just the kind of Middle East morass that President Biden hoped to avoid.
Sirens blared through the night across Israel with at least one rocket striking a suburb of Tel Aviv, causing injuries and significant damage, according to Israeli officials.
Framed photos of Indira Chatterjee and her husband, Malay Kumar Chatterjee, who both died after contracting the coronavirus. (Rebecca Conway for The Post)
Sujata Hingorani often takes short videos to capture the emotions of a space. She found herself using those skills to record the struggle of her mother and father, who were partially vaccinated but died nine days apart as finding adequate care became nearly impossible.
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The assessment was a stark departure from Christopher Miller’s previous public statements about what led to the Jan. 6 assault on Congress.
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The questions is why, but the answers weren’t exactly forthcoming Wednesday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks with the press Wednesday after a meeting with President Biden in the Oval Office. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday took a head-spinning tour through Washington.
Mourners carry the body of Iraqi anti-government activist Ehab al-Wazni during his funeral at the Imam Hussein Shrine in Karbala, Iraq, on May 9. (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images)
Rotating blackouts were instituted island-wide, as the supplier said emergency repairs were underway.
The nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline is backed by Angela Merkel, but her time as leader ends later this year.
The pro-democracy movement has proven resilient.
South America leads the world in new cases and deaths per capita. Uruguay leads South America in both.
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Gov. Larry Hogan (R) also said the indoor mask mandate will be lifted when 70 percent of Maryland adults have received one dose of vaccine, expected by Memorial Day weekend.
The state will stop studying how to widen most of the Capital Beltway with toll lanes and will focus on replacing the American Legion Bridge and expanding the lower part of Interstate 270, officials said.
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Amid a swirl of confusion, incomplete information and official appeals for residents to relax, some drivers in the Washington region still spent Wednesday lined up at filling stations or hunting for gas.
Job growth for women is so low that, at the rate seen in April, it would take 28 months to regain the losses of the pandemic — and longer when population growth is accounted for.
Footage of a collapsing apartment building and rockets streaking through the night sky quickly reached a worldwide audience.
Simon Perkins, left, sits with his grandfather Leigh Perkins. (Brian Grossenbacher/Orvis/AP)
Leigh H. Perkins1927–2021
He grew the Vermont-based company far beyond fly-fishing, expanding into linen dresses, engraved drinking glasses and even dog beds.
Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers will host the Cowboys on Sept. 9 to open the NFL season. (Steve Luciano/AP)
This will be the NFL’s first 17-game regular season, and the league is planning for a return to normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic caused numerous postponements and adjustments last year.
Brad Hand blew another save in the ninth, then allowed two of the Phillies’ three runs in the 10th in a 5-2 loss.
Washington fell, 120-116, to Atlanta  and are not in the NBA play-in tournament just yet.
Conor McGregor's whiskey business lifted him to the peak of Forbes' annual rankings.
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Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of “The Underground Railroad,” Colson Whitehead’s award-winning novel, confronts slavery and celebrates the resilience of the people who were oppressed by it.
Curtis Fuller1932-2021
He performed with John Coltrane and Art Blakey and was named an NEA Jazz Master.
(The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Great Works, In FocusCritic’s Notebook
The Dutch painter's "Broadway Boogie-Woogie" shows how his art reduced empirical things to a binary language of vertical and horizontal lines.