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The measure would fund government operations until Feb. 18, but a Republican revolt in the Senate against President Biden’s vaccine policies threatened to grind the government to a halt if the bill is not passed in the Senate by Friday.
This week’s abortion argument, and anger about past GOP confirmation maneuvers, has accelerated an urgency among some Democrats to alter how the court operates.
A bold change on abortion could reinforce a growing perception among Americans that the justices’ decisions are political.
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The joy of being back in-person has collided with the trauma and setbacks brought on by the pandemic and virtual learning. The school is a study both in joy and in enduring trauma, a place where everything seems normal, but nothing is quite as it should be.
It's the latest ruling seeking to hold lawyers accountable for trying to use the courts to overturn an election.
Students and the community started to pick up the pieces after Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School.
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The report is prompting concerns that Iran is not serious about reinstating the 2015 nuclear deal.
Scores of record highs were set Wednesday in the western half of the U.S. and Canada, and dozens more were predicted for Thursday.
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, at his Los Angeles home in late October, is among this year's Kennedy Center honorees. (Jessica Pons for The Post)
Gordy's Motown record label became a form of diplomacy that crossed racial boundaries: “I felt that people were way more alike than different.”
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Cargo vessels share space with oil platforms near the Los Angeles-Long Beach port on Oct. 5. (AP)
Previous research had suggested a possible increase in storm intensity in recent decades, tied to climate change. This study also finds that hurricanes are increasing in frequency, a more controversial idea.
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The “Home Alone” house. (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Kevin’s brother Buzz is hosting — and hopefully burglars won’t show up at the Winnetka, Ill., home, Airbnb said.
Some of the lawmakers have expressed concern that the House has taken too many votes on bills that have no chance of passing the Senate, such as changes to the immigration system and gun laws, that are not popular in their swing districts.
Antiabortion and abortion rights advocates protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Three justices — those nominated by President Donald Trump — were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote and confirmed by senators representing a minority of the country.
Although scientists are warning that it is still too early to say that omicron is behind the surge in cases, the rapid rise means omicron might already be overtaking the delta variant, experts said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Grand Tattoo — a traditional ceremonial send-off — in Berlin on Wednesday. (Stefanie Loos/AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t saying. But Nina Hagen’s 1974 East German song goes back to the leader’s upbringing in a divided Germany.
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MLB's lockout began Thursday amid labor unrest between the team owners and the players' union. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Online and at news conferences, the animosity both sides have harbored with some restraint for months bubbled into view with abandon.
The four-time MVP will be eligible to play when the Lakers host the Clippers on Friday.
The greatest women’s freestyler of all time appeared in top form in her first competitive swim since the Tokyo Games.
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Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, Calif., has an 11-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” (Casey Durkin/Jeopardy Productions Inc.)
Schneider is the show's first transgender contestant to make the Tournament of Champions and is the latest in a string of big-money winners dominating the show's new season.
Working in philanthropy, criminology and disaster relief has imbued his work in Arena Stage’s “Seven Guitars” with greater humanity.
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