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President Biden said he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin over alleged hacking, human rights abuses and other issues. The meetings were too short to allow for much more than an accounting of both sides' complaints, but both sides declared the event a success.
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President Biden emphasized the importance of working with Russia, but also repeatedly emphasized human rights.
The Federal Reserve now expects inflation will climb to 3.4 percent this year. The central bank also projected for the first time that there could be two interest rate hikes in 2023.
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Spider webs near wetlands in Australia. (Carolyn Crossley/Facebook/Reuters)
The spiders are part of what looks like a biblical plague of critters to hit the country this year after droughts and floods unleashed hordes of mice.
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More than 20 senators now support the framework of an agreement.
The House vote was the culmination of a long effort to commemorate the day that enslaved Black people in Galveston, Tex., received news in 1865 that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent on Tuesday.
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The Democratic senator from West Virginia  detailed his objections to the For the People Act for the first time  — opening the door to a possible compromise that could counter a bevy of Republican-passed laws that have rolled back ballot access in numerous states.
Attorney General Merrick Garland restored access to protection for immigrants fleeing gangs and domestic violence.
Technicians load vaccines into a freezer at Pfizer's manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Mich., last month. (Evan Cobb for The Post)
Pfizer had evidence the mRNA vaccine could stop the novel coronavirus. But it would do little good unless the company could quickly take new nanoparticle technology from lab to mass production, a feat never before accomplished.
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Experts say waiving patents won’t help poorer nations acquire the technical complexity of manufacturing coronavirus vaccines.
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It will be added to a highway funding measure as the Senate tries to assemble a five-year transportation spending package.
Two congressmen said Michael Fanone was rebuffed by Rep. Andrew S. Clyde a day after the Georgian voted against awarding police officers the Congressional Gold Medal.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during an event at the Justice Department on Tuesday. (Win McNamee/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The plan lacks a clear position on whether the U.S. government requires new legal authority to successfully hunt down, prosecute and imprison homegrown extremists.
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Traffic on the Capital Beltway is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
Officials in the region removed Gov. Larry Hogan’s toll lanes plan for the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 from a key list of long-term transportation projects, leaving it at greater risk of not clinching federal environmental approval.
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A new Federal Reserve report finds homeowners’ equity rose 13 percent over the past year — and continued to climb during the first quarter of 2021.
The Postal Service awarded the deal worth up to $6 billion to competitor Oshkosh in February.
The Minnesota senator hosted a hearing on privacy and competition issues in the smart-home market. The Post’s tech columnist asked her why she is focusing on the smart home.
Goodyear is among several tire makers including Continental, Bridgestone and Pirelli to work on smart tires with embedded sensors.
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