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After several hours of blistering criticism from the president's allies and refugee advocates, the White House press secretary said the final refugee cap for this year would be announced by May 15. 
The reversal by the National Institutes of Health gives university researchers and government scientists freer rein to use material from elective abortions.
Travelers walk through a pickup area Monday in the arrivals section at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington. (Reuters)
Some large employers are signaling they plan to make do with fewer employees as they experiment with new business models that allow them to cut labor costs.
Case numbers have spiked in nearly all regions, with larger outbreaks gripping Brazil, India, Poland, Turkey and some other countries.
Harry Potter fans at a bookstore in Sterling, Va., in July 2005. (Tracy A. Woodward/The Post)
The virtual experience of getting a coronavirus shot has us rethinking everything we once knew about queuing up.
The death of Adam Toledo has the city bracing for protests as a mayor who campaigned on police accountability searches for answers and progressives renew their call for “radical” police reforms.
The at-home exercise company has delayed the agency’s investigation into potential safety problems, according to officials familiar with the case.
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President Biden signaled a focus on Asia by making Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga his first in-person foreign guest. Biden pledged cooperation across a range of issues, including climate change and coronavirus vaccine distribution.
Moscow’s move matches part of the U.S. action to impose targeted sanctions and order 10 Russian diplomats to leave the country as punishment for Russian election interference and suspected hacking.
Rosemary Sepeda, 67, checks on her apartment in Austin about five weeks after a winter storm and loss of power led to burst pipes and flooding. (Julia Robinson for The Post)
More than 200 Texans have joined what is expected to be a flood of liability suits. And state political leaders in Austin are feeling intense pressure to recast the electricity market to try to avoid another debacle.  
GOP leaders are working to tie Vice President Kamala Harris to the problems at the border, hoping to weaken her politically. She is trying to push back.
Rachel Marie Powell, accused of carrying a bullhorn and breaking a Capitol window, allegedly grew "evasive" when asked about wearing a see-through mask in a Facebook video.
The contract marks another major victory for the hard-charging company.
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Activists allege that meatpacking facilities in Nebraska are still unsafe for workers, and are fighting to enshrine protections as Nebraska law.
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The bill to make the District of Columbia the 51st state is likely to pass the House but will face hurdles in the Senate.
The decision was characterized as an effort to push state officials toward accepting the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, which would cover more low-income residents, two federal health officials said.
Republican opinion of Anthony Fauci has dropped in the Biden era, and GOP legislators are aware of it.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily press briefing Thursday. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
President Biden’s team is launching a new focus on local media, reaching past national outlets to ones that are more trusted in their communities.
Sixty-two years after a band of revolutionaries set Cuba down the path of confrontation with Washington, the last of the Castro brothers, towering figures of the Cold War, announced he will surrender official power.
Some in the mostly elderly group received suspended sentences, but others were immediately jailed for a peaceful demonstration.
People wait to get the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at the Ngor Clinic in Dakar, Senegal, this month. (AFP/Getty Images)
The Covax initiative aims to help developing countries, with the easy-to-store AstraZeneca vaccine as the centerpiece.
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“I see no evidence whatsoever that Adam Toledo shot at police,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) told reporters.
More than 200 health care professionals signed a letter saying they are concerned that withdrawing Helfer’s membership will create a culture of stigma and shame for clients seeking therapy.
Patricia Stephens Due is arrested for protesting segregation at the Florida Theater in Tallahassee in 1963. (State Archives of Florida)
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A photo capturing the determination, grit and refusal to relent on the face of Patricia Due while she's being arrested is inspiring voting rights activists anew. 
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.
A Lord & Taylor store in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of D.C. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Nearly 200 department stores have disappeared in the past year, and another 800 — or about half the country’s remaining mall-based locations — are expected to shutter by the end of 2025, according to one real estate firm.
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The rebound is outpacing Western nations, despite vaccine challenges and U.S. sanctions.
After 118 years, the Minnesota men's gymnastics team is shuttering, part of a wave of sports cuts at universities across the country. (Kelly Hagenson/University of Minnesota)
The budget-driven elimination of men's gymnastics at Minnesota leave only 12 NCAA Division I teams nationwide, raising alarm about the pipeline for future Olympians.
Washington put on a warm ceremony for Backstrom’s 1,000th game with the team, then lost to Buffalo, 5-2.
Major League Soccer kicks off its 25th-anniversary season this weekend.
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Stowaway Brian Robson, who shipped himself out of Australia in a crate, is seen upon his arrival at London Airport on May 18, 1965. (AP)
Homesick while working in Australia, Brian Robson didn't have enough money to travel home to Wales. So he came up with a madcap idea: Ship himself in a crate via airfreight to London for a fraction of the fare.
The book by Louisville Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly details the raid that killed Breonna Taylor.