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Republicans’ struggle to explain their near-blanket opposition to having Congress examine the causes and ramifications of the insurrection has left the party open to charges that it is avoiding a thorough investigation of the worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812.
Health officials also called for all teachers, staffers and students in schools to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status.
The plan is part of a change in tack by the White House in recent days as the delta variant has spread markedly through parts of the United States, particularly among unvaccinated Americans.
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Nicole Heavirland of the United States tries to get past Ruby Tui of New Zealand during the Women’s Cup Semifinal match in 2019. (Christopher Pike/Getty Images)
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The growth of women’s rugby made it possible to get the sport back in the Olympics.


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The move, which would reverse a regulation enacted last year by the Trump administration, resembles a 2019 pact between California and five automakers, according to several officials.
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Prosecutors allege that Thomas Patrick Connally Jr. also threatened Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.
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The German gymnasts at the Tokyo Olympics aren't the only female athletes fighting uniform status quo.
If confirmed, David Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015. But gun politics have made it impossible to install anyone since then, and there are signs Chipman’s fate may be no different.
U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell on Tuesday. (AP)
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The testimony of Capitol Police officers before the House select committee provided marching orders to the members: Get to the bottom of the role of former president Donald Trump and those around him.
James Dale Reed, 42, was given a seven-month sentence in federal prison.
Montgomery County, with the state’s largest school system, will require masks for all. A day earlier, Prince George’s took the same approach.
The requirement would include health and religious exemptions but would mandate unvaccinated workers who don’t meet those exemptions to wear masks and agree to weekly coronavirus testing.
Berta Bonilla’s monthly water and sewage bills have ranged as high as $790. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
After three years of disputes, residents of a mobile-home park in Germantown, Md., have filed a lawsuit against the land owner and operator.
States that scaled back unemployment aid have seen a decline in teen employment and an increase in workers over 25, early evidence has found.
A Target store in Vernon Hills, Ill., in May. (AP)
Remarks from the Federal Reserve chair, a GDP report and new inflation data may influence policymakers’ understanding of the economy’s health.
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Trea Turner, 28, singled in his first at-bat before heading straight down the tunnel after scoring a run. His vaccination status was unknown.
Rookie quarterbacks, Urban Meyer’s debut and the new-look Patriots are among the stories to watch as training camps open this week.
Center fielder Cedric Mullins and left fielder Austin Hays both hit homers in Baltimore’s 7-3 loss to Miami.