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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was seen as a key figure in Iran’s former covert pursuit of an atomic weapon. There was no claim of responsibility for the apparent targeted killing outside Tehran, but Iran accused Israel and the United States in similar attacks.
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The sharply worded opinion, written by a Trump appointee, said the campaign’s challenge has no merit.
But the president vowed he would continue his fight to overturn the election he lost, saying it is “going to be a very hard thing to concede.” It was Trump’s first explicit commitment to vacate office.
As cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to trend upward, governors urged residents to wear masks and practice social distancing if they plan to visit stores in person.
Amazon has added 400,000 workers this year, many at warehouses like this one in Kent, Wash. (Jovelle Tamayo for The Post)
After struggling with shipping at the start of the pandemic, Amazon quietly built a logistics operation that will provide it delivery advantages that no other retailer can match.
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Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are trying to woo the president’s supporters without discouraging trust in the state’s voting system.
The new interpretation of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which could be finalized as soon as Dec. 28, would shield energy companies, construction firms and land developers from prosecution if their operations “incidentally” kill birds.
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Ousted Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) has always been fascinated by people willing to believe in the monster. Now he sees parallels in the conspiracy theories shaping political discourse.
While the president-elect’s nominations exhibit his intention to govern as a conciliator, some worry his early moves signal weakness.
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Parliament is known as the place where the sausage is made, but Friday’s antics took the process to a whole new level.
Father Isaiah was beaten and shocked into making a confession, then wrongfully convicted of killing his bishop, the monk’s lawyers say.
Santa Ana winds resulted in major fires in Orange County in late October, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate on short notice. (AP)
The winds, clocked at above 80 mph, are overlapping with extremely dry conditions to create dangerous fire weather.
The pandemic shaped both Rhodes Scholars' interests and the ways winners were chosen for the venerable award, which went virtual for the first time in its 117-year history.
Opponents to widening the Beltway and I-270 say they will sue if their concerns aren’t addressed.
Approved in Nov. 3 elections, the new panel gets underway with the job of drawing political maps for the 2021 races.
Nerds, with Andy Chasin, top right, and daughter Zara, 11, at their home in Chevy Chase Village, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
In canine-crazed Chevy Chase, Md., the frantic search for a newly adopted dog on the lam.
A Virginia winery owner and her mother came up with the idea to honor covid-19 victims and the medical workers trying to save them.
The shootings occurred Thanksgiving morning and early Friday.
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A dedicated group is piecing together the needed elements to sustain online play for some PS3 titles even after Sony has pulled the plug on supporting them.
The former NFL quarterback promised to pay at least $100,000 by March 1 to a group of business executives who had originally fronted him $400,000 for part of his future paychecks.
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