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Lawmakers now must scramble to pass a stop-gap measure to prevent parts of the government from shutting down Friday. The legislation would have also raised the debt ceiling, and the political standoff could lead to an economic crisis in several weeks if left unaddressed.
Facing a money crunch in their massive budget bill, Senate Democrats are looking at an idea that amounts to political kryptonite.
The data, released Monday, shows the largest one-year jump in homicides since such record-keeping began in the 1960s.
A woman who identified herself as Anais, left, debates with Suzzanne Monk about removing the Emancipation Memorial in D.C. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Partisan division and a yawning cultural gulf threaten the nation’s ability to unite in a crisis.
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Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren and Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan both announced their retirements on Monday following scrutiny of their stock-trading activities during the pandemic.
A U.S. Marine lifts an infant over a razor-wire fence during the evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 19. (AFP/Getty Images)
Interviews with more than a dozen military officials and others involved in the rescue of nearly 124,000 reveal how troops, diplomats and others on the ground worked to the point of exhaustion, and how commanders were forced to improvise as the Biden administration struggled to keep up with the crisis.
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With the permanent extension of the pandemic-era practice, California joins several other states — such as Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington — that have been mailing ballots to all voters for years.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, (D-Wash.), right, on Capitol Hill in March with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.). (AP)
The Washington Democrat has become the most powerful House liberal by aggressively representing the priorities of her caucus and pushing leaders not to bow to the demands of moderates in politically competitive districts.
It could take months to resolve who will be next to lead Germany, making for a long goodbye before Angela Merkel, now the caretaker chancellor, is able to retire.
Members of the German Social Democrats react as election results are reported at the party’s headquarters in Berlin on Sunday. (Getty Images)
Germany is embarking on coalition talks that are likely to produce an odd political alliance. In many parts of the world, such marriages of convenience are a standard feature of electoral politics.
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The train was en route from Chicago to Seattle with 141 passengers and 17 crew members when it veered off the tracks, according to Amtrak. (Nicholas Hess)
The victims were identified as a retired Georgia couple and an Illinois man traveling with his wife on vacation.
Before the ride dropped more than 100 feet, operators did not realize that the child was sitting on top of her seat belts.
An Ohio haunted house actor wielded a real knife to up the scare factor. The end result: He stabbed an 11-year-old boy in the foot.
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Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards in September. (Getty Images)
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