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“Oh my, God, I’m sure everyone saw my face,” Athing Mu said of the stadium announcer mispronouncing her name. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Athing Mu and Rai Benjamin make early impressions, while Sha'Carri Richardson's absence is conspicuous.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States14161141
3Russian O.C.10141034
(Allie Caren/The Washington Post)
Simone Biles’s withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics paved the way for gymnast Suni Lee’s shot at gold. The Post’s Liz Clarke explains Lee’s historic milestone.
He is the highest-ranking Catholic official in the country to face criminal charges for sex abuse.
The Census Bureau said it will not release the annual one-year estimates from the 2020 American Community Survey, saying the impact of the coronavirus on data collection meant the estimates did not meet quality standards.
A portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh was looted from Iraq and sold for $1.6 million to Hobby Lobby for display in the Museum of the Bible. (AP)
This week's highlights include the reopening of one of the Smithsonian's most popular museums and an outdoor singalong viewing of "The Sound of Music."
The band of veteran club staffers perform inside their workplace on Friday night.
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(Washington Post illustration; based on iStock images)
Environmental activists, researchers, lawmakers and others are haunting corporate social media feeds to push back against greenwashing.
Because of an IRS glitch, many families with one immigrant parent have to wait longer for child tax credit payments.
The suit is the most visible salvo yet in a battle that has been playing out behind the scenes for months, as stars and their representatives complain that studios are shortchanging them by not releasing their movies exclusively in theaters.
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