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Funeral director Archer Harmon holds cremated remains at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home.(Amanda Andrade-Rhaodes for The Post)
The pandemic has accelerated a shift toward cremation, creating challenges for the Postal Service and altering the way families are saying goodbye to their relatives.
After moderate Democrats pushed for more “targeted” spending, the plan would phase out the payments faster for higher-income individuals.
Businesses scrambled, local officials pushed back, and public health experts worried the actions could accelerate a trend of states ending restrictions just as cases plateau nationwide.
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The commanding general of the D.C. National Guard told lawmakers his hands were tied by the Pentagon for more than three hours after he received an urgent request for help from the Capitol Police chief.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) talks to reporters while leaving the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
The independent-minded Republican senator says she is focused on securing help for Alaska, which has been hit hard by the pandemic: “My state needs relief.”
Texas lifts its mask mandate and allows all businesses to open without capacity restrictions. President Biden’s first failed Cabinet nomination. And the building that reminds people of … the poop emoji.
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'Not an hour goes by that my mom isn't remembered'
People 80 and older in Italy — 7 percent of the population — have accounted for 60 percent of the nation’s covid-19 deaths. Susanna Molon lost her mother.
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Some health experts say the pope’s trip to a country with fewer resources to manage the pandemic is risky.
This public airing of royal laundry is remarkable. In past scandals, the palace was loath to comment on anything, let alone internal investigations of how royal family members treat their courtiers and servants.
Protesters crouch after police opened fire to disperse an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Wednesday. Among them was a teen who took cover before she was shot in the head. (Reuters)
Shooting protesters to kill has emerged again as a crowd control tactic in Myanmar, used to disperse demonstrators alongside tear gas and stun grenades.
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D.C. will scrap its problem-riddled vaccine sign-up website. In Virginia, health agencies and hospitals will hold large-scale vaccination clinics. Montgomery County expanded vaccine eligibility in its clinics.
Maryland transportation officials won’t say which bid team is protesting or why.
During a day of filming, instructors Terrence Smith, left, and Rodney “Red” Grant, second from left, assist Brandon Craddock. (Andrea Smith)
D.C.-raised comedian Rodney “Red” Grant dreamed up the “Don’t Shoot Guns. Shoot Cameras” effort after his nephew, a rap artist, was shot and killed in Washington while filming a music video.
Google is going further in its efforts to stop advertisers from following people around the Web. But the changes are likely to cement the company's power online even more.
The country’s largest retailer says the 10-year investment will help create 750,000 jobs.
A postal carrier makes his rounds in Portland, Maine, on Feb. 3. (AP)
The Postal Service will further divide the agency’s operations and offer early retirements to thousands of workers.
Addressing years-old cybersecurity failures could have helped the government catch a massive Russian hacking campaign sooner, the head of the Government Accountability Office said.
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