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The Mexican government plans to file an unusual lawsuit alleging that American gunmakers facilitate the illegal flow of weapons across the border via lax controls over weapons sales, according to documents obtained by The Post.
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Samantha Goddard, seen with her dog, Nugget, outside her apartment in Edmond, Okla., expects to be served an eviction notice. (Nick Oxford for The Post)
The CDC says the new ban covers 80 percent of counties experiencing high or substantial community spread. But some renters have already been evicted or could be evicted soon if they don’t live in a county covered by the extension.
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Every gymnast who medaled in the floor final, including gold medalist Jade Carey from the United States, was at least 21 years old. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The window between ages 14 and 18 was once seen as the best time to compete at the Olympics, but the average age of medal winners in Tokyo was 20.6, the highest since 1968.
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The challenge for the U.S. 4x100 men's relay: Handoffs, handoffs, handoffs. Here's why passing a baton is so hard.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States25312379
2China32221670
3Russian O.C.14211853
4Britain15181548
5Japan2171240
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A police officer was fatally stabbed in a violent encounter outside the Pentagon on Tuesday morning. The officer’s alleged assailant was also killed.
Firefighting planesresumed operation at first light Wednesday. (AP)
Thousands of residents fled the fires as emergency services dropped water from the sky.
Tucker Carlson has said next to nothing about the autocratic character of Orban’s rule, which critics on both sides of the Atlantic cast as a cautionary tale of how democracies backslide.
A court hearing beginning Wednesday marks a key step in the executive’s court battle against extradition to the United States.
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With coronavirus infections rising and border crossings at a 20-year high, the Department of Homeland Security plan would provide the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to migrants in U.S. custody.
Flames engulf trees as the Dixie Fire jumps Highway 89 north of Greenville in Plumas County, Calif., on Tuesday. (AP)
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for Chester, Calif., which has a population of about 2,000, as well as Hamilton Branch and the Lake Almanor Peninsula, lakeside communities with resorts.
The council voted unanimously on a plan that boosts social programs, thanks in part to billions in federal funds and a new tax hike on the rich.
Adventist Health Care Fort Washington Medical Center is seeing fewer seniors and more young people reporting covid symptoms. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
The anxiety for many physicians and health-care workers is creeping back as they watch an uptick in the region’s coronavirus caseload and infection rate.
This file photo shows the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (AFP/Getty Images)
Boeing was hoping to kick off Orbital Flight Test 2 at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. The capsule and rocket were poised to blast off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
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Nick Kyrgios fell to Mackenzie McDonald in the first round of the Citi Open. (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
The roller coaster ride that has been Kyrgios’s tennis career careened into Washington’s Citi Open on Tuesday, but the thrill was short-lived.
Travel comes with the territory for pro tennis players, but some said adjusting to the time change had an impact on sleep schedules.
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