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The largest U.S. genetic study of the virus, conducted in Houston, shows one viral strain outdistancing all of its competitors, and many potentially important mutations.
Lilly and Allie Church hug goodbye as their mom, Julie Church, and brother Andrew look on. (Hannah Natanson/The Post)
One was supposed to be heading off to college. The other: Starting her first job. Instead, they spent the summer together.
The president warned he may reject the proposal, hours after the Food and Drug Administration chief told senators that a vaccine decision will be free of political interference.
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Anthony S. Fauci has clashed repeatedly with his chief Senate critic. But on Wednesday, he wasn't so diplomatic about it.
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Investigators have been seeking to interview Eric Trump as part of an investigation into allegations that the Trump Organization improperly manipulated the value of its properties to obtain loans and tax benefits. 
Tom Collier, who stood to get a $12.4 million bonus if the Pebble Mine went ahead, resigned in the wake of secretly recorded talks with environmentalists posing as potential investors.
Construction next to what is believed to be another new, prisonlike detention center built to intern Uighurs in Kashgar. (Lorenz Huber for The Post)
Some 60 prisonlike facilities have been built, even as Beijing claims Uighurs have “graduated” from reeducation camps.
The company has apologized for the "cruel" email intended to test its cyber defenses.
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Protesters rally in D.C. following grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor case
About 200 people gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case on Sept. 23.
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Joshua Wong leaves a Hong Kong police station Thursday after being arrested for unlawful assembly related to a 2019 protest against a ban on face masks. (AFP via Getty Images)
The new arrest and prosecution add to charges Wong already faces for his political activism.
The man disappeared from a patrol boat in what may have been an ill-fated attempt to defect. He was later killed and his body burned by North Koreans, officials said.
Juliette Gréco1927–2020
Ms. Gréco was one of the last links to Jean-Paul Sartre and other existentialist intellectuals who made her their muse after World War II.
A snapshot of fall enrollment shows fewer students are pursuing undergraduate degrees this semester as the coronavirus continues to sow fears of infection and devastate the economy.
A new bout of unusually hot, dry weather threatens to worsen the West's wildfire woes as dozens of fires continue to burn.
Ray Jefferson reads the newspaper at his office building in Singapore. (Ore Huiyingfor The Post)
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Extra-warm ocean waters, boosted by climate change, and La Niña are key drivers in historic season.
Paul Quinn College in Dallas will be the first historically Black college to partner with Guild Education.
Virtual film festivals, trivia nights, concerts and poetry slams offer an escape for everyone staying at home.
You’ll find South American pastries, ube cakes, halvah chocolate chip cookies and more at these spots.
The library reopens on Sept. 24, but much of the building is still closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon in 2018. (Mark Lennihan/AP)
While business conditions and outlooks have improved, executives responding to the Business Roundtable survey said the economy remains fragile.
Charlie Scharf apologized in a memo to the entire company “for making an insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias.”
TikTok is set to be banned from app stores Sunday. It was given a week-long extension by the Trump administration last week, after the president seemed to give tacit approval over the weekend to a deal that would create a new TikTok Global company headquartered in the United States.
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A volunteer receives an experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson. (Cheryl Gerber/Johnson & Johnson)
The experimental vaccine is the fourth to enter the final stage of testing in the United States.
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Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Fitbit Sense have new blood-oxygen apps. They’re mostly useless.
Climate Solutions
“The whole purpose of offsets,” said a University of California at Berkeley climate policy researcher, “is to create a way for an individual or a company or a university to pay someone else to reduce emissions to cover emissions that they can’t reduce themselves.”
The world’s fifth-largest economy will stop selling new gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday.
The Post is tracking 200 experimental vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic, a scientific quest moving at record-breaking speed.
Play continued Wednesday without talk of a shutdown, but the outrage from the players and coaches on both teams was palpable.
Texas native Weston McKennie made his Juventus debut last weekend against Fabio Depaoli and Sampdoria. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)
Stung by the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the men's national team has been rebuilding toward the 2022 tournament in Qatar and embracing a generational shift.
The movie fudged some of the details about the friendship between Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo, but the speech showed true emotion.
Bryce Harper homered twice as Washington’s flickering postseason hopes were reduced to scoreboard watching.
The weather is turning cooler, signaling the approach of the postseason. With the playoff races still to be determined, desperation has set in.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her husband, Martin. (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States/AP)
Ginsburg is admired for her legal achievements in gender equality, and her 56-year marriage to Marty put that theory into practice.
Public figures such as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can feel like family or friends, and it’s important to honor our heartbreak.
The 98-year-old organization ponders leaving its historic riverside home in Alexandria.
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The number of President Trump’s accusers has grown since 2016. The attention paid to them has waned.
A pediatrician should be able to help you discover the reason for this behavior.
New couple can’t keep their hands off each other while in the company of friends.
Friend’s dog peeing on reader’s shoes wasn’t okay, but what response would be better?
From left, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin and Millie Bobby Brown play siblings Sherlock, Mycroft and Enola Holmes in “Enola Holmes.” (Alex Bailey/Legendary)
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The latest Holmes flick stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin as siblings Enola, Sherlock and Mycroft.
“It takes an ice pick to this huge glacier of structural white supremacy,” says the artistic director of Ballet Hispánico, one of the grant recipients.
Movie Review
Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger and Evan Rachel Wood play a family of con artists in this funny and unexpectedly poignant tale.
Even political cartoonists, so trained in drawing on deadline, can be caught cold by breaking news. Here’s a sampling of their work.
Book Review
The book takes a “Sliding Doors” approach, as a woman, on the heels of a near-death experience, contemplates her next move.
Depending on whom you ask, it's not as easy or as hard as people say.
The owner of Bludso's in Los Angeles, and a judge on Netflix's "The American Barbecue Showdown" is working on what may be just the third barbecue cookbook by a Black pitmaster.