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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.
The nation's latest mass shooting — the sixth in the United States in the past five weeks — left local leaders once again calling for action to stop gun violence.
An encampment of homeless people is situated blocks away from the Federal Reserve in D.C. (Matt McClain/The Post)
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.
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.
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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Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
The producer of “The Book of Mormon” and Oscar-winning “No Country for Old Men” was accused in an article by the Hollywood Reporter of “acts of intimidation” and humiliation against his employees.
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Domestic terrorism data shows right-wing violence is on the rise in America. Here's how lawmakers and the FBI are responding.
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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.”
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Since Donald Trump left office, more Republicans have embraced the idea that immigrants are “replacing” other American voters.
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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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Many Republican lawmakers are reluctant to talk about getting shots.
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
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.
A long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest in Nepal. (AP)
An interdisciplinary research project intended to study the climate change threats facing mountain systems. At the roof of the world, it found high levels of toxic chemicals called PFAS.
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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.
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The Canton Anti-Racism Alliance began its efforts amid protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
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.
A fifth of Democratic incumbents  in the House of Delegates face  opponents in the June election — part of the state’s spreading blue wave that, political analysts say, could leave some of those districts vulnerable to Republicans in the fall.
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 missing the 2020 playoffs with a knee injury, the Philadelphia guard is seeking acclaim and his first title.
After learning that right-hander Luis Avilán has a torn elbow ligament, the Nationals saw righty Wander Suero leave with a trainer.
In this November 2019 file photo, a trophy-bearing Asdrubal Cabrera arrives at a rally in D.C. to celebrate the Nationals’ historic World Series victory. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
The 35-year-old was recognized because he was the starting second baseman on Washington’s 2019 World Series team.
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