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The energy sector has stripped redundancy out of its systems, at the risk of leaving customers in the lurch when things go wrong. The result: long lines at gas stations, as well as power outages in Texas in February and in California last summer.
Violence in the region continued as Palestinians readied for mass demonstrations commemorating the loss of homes when Israel was founded. In Gaza City, the Israeli military struck a high-rise building that houses the offices of media organizations, including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. 
The president's infrastructure plan includes $45 billion to remove more than 6 million lead-pipe service lines across the country. Even small communities like Newburgh, N.Y., need major federal funds to complete the work.
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The news of a probe landing on Mars is broadcasted at a shopping mall in Beijing, (AP)
China's space program joins NASA as the only agencies to have rovers on the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft, launched from the Chinese province of Hainan in July, has been orbiting Mars since February while looking for potential landing sites.
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Bipartisan legislation that encourages teaching of civics has turned into an ideological battle. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
In a country where millions of Americans including the former president insist that a fair election was stolen, it’s not clear that anything related to civics can be noncontroversial. The bill is trying, partly by making clear that the federal government will not make curriculum decisions.
Dueling public meetings next week could escalate the dispute over how a private contractor is auditing more than 2 million ballots cast last fall in Maricopa County.
Ocasio-Cortez has been a consistent target of Greene’s, in part because of her high profile on the right as an enemy. By now, though, it’s clearly personal — a worrisome development given the heightened hostility on display in politics.
Tanden was the only Biden Cabinet pick whose nomination faced insurmountable opposition in the Senate. 
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Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli forces Friday near the West Bank city of Nablus. (Reuters)
The IDF apologized for what it said was miscommunication, but did not offer a clear explanation of why foreign reporters were given false information.
A ferocious series of strikes on the Gaza Strip, launched by Israel, targeted a vast network of underground tunnels used by Palestinian militants, Israeli officials said.
Documents from stolen Iranian archives show surprising innovation as Iran embarked on a crash course to build a nuclear weapon.
The mass protest resembled similar actions that took place in the United States during the Trump administration.
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A ruling on whether to dismiss manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers for the 2017 fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar could lead to further appeals and set precedent in the prosecution of federal officers by state prosecutors.
Peter Debbins said he was motivated by family ties and personal grievances.
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Maggie Montoya, who was working in a Boulder, Colo., store when a gunman opened fire in March, remains focused on training that she hopes will take her to the Olympics. (AP)
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Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara is facing his former team as the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. (AP)
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