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Katie Ledecky, with her silver medal for the 400-meter freestyle swim. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Since turning professional in 2018, the dominant U.S. swimmer has built a business both personal and lucrative.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States14141038
3Russian O.C.811928
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Simone Biles’s withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics paved the way for gymnast Suni Lee’s shot at gold. The Post’s Liz Clarke explains Lee’s historic milestone.
The move came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended indoor masks in areas where virus transmission is high.
D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III holds up a poster for information in the shooting death of Nyiah Courtney during a July 17 news conference. (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
A bullet casing fired from a rifle and found in a burned-out vehicle provided D.C. police with evidence that led to an arrest in the fatal shooting of Nyiah Courtney, authorities said in court documents made public Thursday.
Intense storms may pass through the region into this evening, with chances for damaging winds and hail. A tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
This week's highlights include the reopening of one of the Smithsonian's most popular museums and an outdoor singalong viewing of "The Sound of Music."
The band of veteran club staffers perform inside their workplace on Friday night.
Offerings from Chelly the MC, Sparkheem and more.
The Small Business Administration plans to open a new loan forgiveness portal for borrowers, allowing banks to sidestep paperwork for forgiveness of taxpayer-subsidized Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less.
As established companies such as Boeing attempt to gain a foothold in the space race, regulators are tasked with building new standards and language.
Then-Vice President Biden talks about the Chevrolet Bolt electric car during a tour of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2017. (AP)
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Jonathan Kuminga, who was born in the Congo, skipped college and played for the G League Ignite. (Getty Images)
Hand, a 31-year-old reliever, was the Nationals' closer for four months.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said the relationship with the Washington Football Team has changed from being “adversarial” to being more of a partnership.
The NFL's reigning MVP detailed many of the reasons for his offseason rift with the Packers, saying he doesn't know whether this season will be his last in Green Bay.
In the week since the Capitals lost Vitek Vanecek to the Kraken in the expansion draft, Seattle's goalie situation changed and the Capitals brought him back.