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Advisers to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reached out to a prominent advocate for harassment victims and the head of a gay rights group for input on a letter seeking to undermine a former aide’s claims.
The president is set to sign an executive order calling for half of new car sales to be of electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells or plug-in electric hybrids by the end of the decade.
People marking the anniversary vented anger at  authorities for failing to hold anyone to account for the tragedy, or to even establish who was responsible.
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A new iteration of the delta coronavirus variant is popping up around the globe, bringing questions and concerns. Here's what we know so far.
Authorities allege that one man bought 87 guns in Georgia, some of which ended up at crime scenes in New York City.
Flames consume vehicles in a wrecking yard as the Dixie Fire burns in Chester, Calif., on Aug. 4. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
In California's Nevada and Placer counties, about 100 miles south of the Dixie Fire, the River Fire grew rapidly to 1,400 acres after starting early Wednesday morning.
While the five major localities have substantial spread, almost every bordering county, where many residents commute to Northern Virginia, has high transmission and some have lower vaccination rates.
Registered nurse Cathleen Raisher talks with Yahir Gonzalez, 14, and his father about coronavirus vaccination at Ballou High School on July 31. Also listening was Precious Holmes. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post)
With the start of the academic year this month, D.C. officials are rushing to get eligible students vaccinated, and they have big challenges ahead of them. Vaccination rates in the District among students ages 12 to 17 are low, particularly among Black children, who account for about 65 percent of the city’s public school population.
Boeing’s next launch attempt is up in the air after a valve in the capsule’s control system led to a delay.
Passengers line up outside the Spirit Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. (Eugene Garcia/AP)
The busy summer travel season, combined with lingering impacts of the pandemic, have added to flight disruptions, aviation industry officials said.
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“The New Woman Behind the Camera” at the National Gallery of Art is a survey of about 200 photographs taken by women from around the world in the four decades after World War I.