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Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States14141038
3Russian O.C.811928
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Simone Biles’s withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics paved the way for gymnast Suni Lee’s chance at gold.
The speaker of the House is breaking from members of her party, including Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who are urging President Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loans through executive action.
The former president believes his own hype. The problem is that he also needs Republicans to believe it, too.
A bipartisan group of senators announces a tentative agreement on a $550 billion infrastructure package on Wednesday. (Bloomberg News)
D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III holds up a poster for information in the shooting death of Nyiah Courtney during a July 17 news conference. (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
A bullet casing fired from a rifle and found in a burned-out vehicle provided D.C. police with evidence that led to an arrest in the fatal shooting of Nyiah Courtney, authorities said in court documents made public Thursday.
Intense storms may pass through the region between 3 and 7 p.m. with the chance of damaging winds and hail. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
The bill Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) is expected to unveil would also prohibit companies from using targeted advertising against kids and teens, and require companies to get consent from teens before collecting their data.
As established companies such as Boeing attempt to gain a foothold in the space race, regulators are tasked with building new standards and language.
Then-Vice President Biden talks about the Chevrolet Bolt electric car during a tour of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2017. (AP)
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Jonathan Kuminga, who was born in the Congo, skipped college and played for the G League Ignite. (Getty Images)
The post-Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons, post-James Harden Houston Rockets and post-LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for some hope.
Hand, a 31-year-old reliever, was the Nationals' closer for four months.
The NFL's reigning MVP detailed many of the reasons for his offseason rift with the Packers, saying he doesn't know whether this season will be his last in Green Bay.
In the week since the Capitals lost Vitek Vanecek to the Kraken in the expansion draft, Seattle's goalie situation changed and the Capitals brought him back.
Bob Odenkirk. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Odenkirk’s representatives expressed his gratitude for the doctors, nurses, crew and producers who helped when he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday after collapsing on set.
Frankenthaler’s “Jacob’s Ladder” reminds that she birthed a school of painting.
Dev Patel plays Sir Gawain in David Lowery’s marvelous film adaptation of the Arthurian legend.
Tom McCarthy’s latest film is part thriller, part father-daughter psychodrama, part romance and part meditation on America’s changing role.