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The Republican alternative is expected to total less than half the White House’s plan, according to party lawmakers. Republicans also plan to jettison the White House’s proposed tax increases to finance the package.
Bernard Madoff1938–2021
Madoff was one of the most sought-after stockbrokers in high finance before his scam was exposed, leading to a downfall that was swift, excruciating and, in retrospect, inevitable.
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Protesters gathered in front of the Brooklyn Center, Minn., police headquarters for the third day of demonstrations.
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Kristen Clarke, nominated to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, insisted during her confirmation hearing that she does not support taking away resources from local law enforcement.
Former representative Gabby Giffords at an art installation initiated by her foundation that includes 40,000 silk flowers signifying the almost 40,000 Americans who die each year from gun violence. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
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Hope is building, yet again, that bipartisan agreement on gun control legislation is within reach.
Germany, France and Britain issued a joint statement that called an Iranian plan to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent purity “regrettable” and warned that it had no “credible” civilian purpose.
People stand in line outside a vaccination center in Berlin. (AFP/Getty Images)
Germany has taken enforcement of prioritization rules to another level by allowing line jumpers to be prosecuted under existing laws — for fraud, embezzlement or accepting undue advantage.
The officials faced questions about President Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and whether al-Qaeda could regroup there.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s remarks came after the Japanese government said it would release into the sea more than 1 million tons of water that from the nuclear plant that was wrecked in a 2011 disaster.
The new draft legislation put forward by Sens. Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Michael Bennet (Colo.) seeks to remedy the financial hardships that many families experienced in the past year, after the pandemic left a record number of people out of work.
Hundreds of major companies and corporate executives signed a statement that opposes laws that restrict voting rights, the latest step in an escalating battle over election laws being debated nationwide.
The New Shepard rocket lifts off during a test in Texas on Wednesday. (Blue Origin/AP)
The rocket venture, founded by Jeff Bezos, executed what it called an “astronaut rehearsal” Wednesday of its suborbital New Shepard rocket, launching the craft to the edge of space after having employees board as if they were going to travel with it, then disembarking before liftoff.
As the first big cryptocurrency player to go public, the San Francisco-based exchange’s direct listing on the Nasdaq is being viewed as a test run, with the potential to add a new layer of legitimacy to digital currency. 
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Taking a stand on the Beijing Games wouldn't be about punishing China as much as about freeing ourselves.
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Chace Davis helped lead St. Andrew’s in Potomac, Md., to a conference title as a junior. He did not have a senior season for the Lions. (Will Newton for The Post)
Wednesday marked the beginning of the late signing period for Division I basketball, and it served as a stark reminder of all that has changed or stands to change in the world of recruiting.
In John Clayton’s latest mock draft, the top 10 picks are dominated by quarterbacks, offensive tackles and pass-catchers.
One of the best two-way centers of his era, Nicklas Backstrom came to the Capitals from Sweden at 19 and put down roots in the area, forging relationships that have woven him into the fabric of the D.C. community.
The Bedford Oak in Bedford, N.Y., is thought to be more than 500 years old, but you don’t have to wait that long for an oak to reach a majestic size. (Doug Tallamy/Timber Press)
This tree that shelters other life is unmatched in North America. Every garden or yard should have one (or more).
Some family members see no issue with being treated to dinner or taking up the offer of vacation-home use.
Friend offers to pay for half of a new blanket, but homeowner thinks he should pay in full.
Woman in line refuses to stay back six feet, so show her how it’s done.
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Edward White’s interlocking essays consider different facets of the director’s personality, as a family man, a dandy and more.