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With expectations set low and pushed even lower by the talks’ ending earlier than expected, President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from the meetings with a pleasant surprise: incremental progress on a handful of issues.
The meetings were too short to allow for much more than an accounting of Russian and U.S. complaints, but both sides declared the event a success.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump and his allies repeatedly pushed the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the aftermath of the election. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
New documents and emails reveal how far President Donald Trump and his supporters were willing to go.
More than 20 senators now support the framework of an agreement.
Abbott (R) says his state will step up where the federal government has not, but leaders wonder how it will work.
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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.
A trio of Chinese astronauts will spend three months in space testing equipment, conducting experiments and preparing the station for future expansions.
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.
The early morning operation underscored the lengths that authorities will go to shut down any remaining space for dissent, including the silencing of media.
Fujimori’s approach, after former president Donald Trump’s effort to discredit the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election, could signal the emergence of a trend.
Spider webs near wetlands in Australia. (Carolyn Crossley/Facebook/Reuters)
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President Biden emphasized the importance of working with Russia but also repeatedly emphasized human rights.
“Kick out oil” was the message a protester aimed at Volkswagen, a sponsor of the Euro 2020.
A regional planning board voted to remove Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan for the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 from a key list of long-term transportation projects, leaving it at greater risk of not securing federal environmental approval.
Total visits to state parks jumped more than 45 percent last year. The surge has forced rangers to shut gates and turn people away.
The two bronze guns will be unveiled at the Manassas National Battlefield Park next month. (John McDonnell/The Post)
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The two guns had sat outside the old Fairfax County Courthouse since about 1904, until they were removed last year by order of the county supervisors.
The Postal Service awarded the deal worth up to $6 billion to competitor Oshkosh in February.
The 36-year-old Juventus star is known for maintaining strict physical and eating regimens and has previously criticized the consumption of soft drinks.
Goodyear is among several tire makers including Continental, Bridgestone and Pirelli to work on smart tires with embedded sensors.
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Reporter Natalie Compton tests out van life in Maui. (Ryan Siphers for The Post)
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Van life looks dreamy on Instagram. In reality, it can be a hot, sweaty nightmare.
Your son’s father-in-law, a retired scientist, called you "sanctimonious" in a group chat when you questioned his wife’s travel plans during the pandemic.
Friend overhears what she believes are disparaging comments about her son. Reader finds out from others.
She blocks reader on social media for unspoken grievances going back several decades.