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Four generations of the Garg family live together in a home in Delhi. (Mukul Garg)

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At Arlington Cemetery, a monument to slavery still stands

Descendants of some of the 482 Confederate veterans buried at the nation’s most revered cemetery can’t agree on whether the memorial should be removed.
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1st Lt. Clint Lorance had been in charge of his Army platoon for three days when he ordered them to kill three Afghans on a dirt road. After a second-degree murder conviction, Lorance was pardoned by President Trump, hailed as a hero. His troops suffered a different fate.
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In a paper to be published this week, more than 200 experts warn that covid-19 can spread through aerosols that can be more infectious in smaller amounts than previously thought.
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An abandoned aircraft sits on a makeshift landing strip in the east side of Laguna del Tigre National Park.
Guatemalan soldiers patrol the east of Laguna del Tigre National Park.
Guatemalan soldiers patrol the east of Laguna del Tigre National Park.
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Police and soldiers destroyed an airstrip that was used by narcotraffickers.

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) at a Juneteenth march in Chicago. (Getty Images)

Duckworth emerging as a contender to be Biden’s running mate

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a Purple Heart recipient and veteran of the Iraq War, is being looked at seriously, according to the people with knowledge of the search.
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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask in this photo released by his office. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

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An apparent social media hoax led armed militia members to flock to Gettysburg

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(Clockwise from top left) Stevan Molinar, left, with two squad leaders in 2016; Frank Scafidi prepares for a mission in Vietnam; Lt. Col. Harry Lesher pins a First Lieutenant bar on Tom Knutsen in 1971; Victoria Chamberlin at the NCO academy in South Korea in 2014. (Courtesy of Stevan Molinar, Frank Scafidi, Tom Knutsen, Victoria Chamberlin)
(Clockwise from top left) Stevan Molinar, left, with two squad leaders in 2016; Frank Scafidi prepares for a mission in Vietnam; Lt. Col. Harry Lesher pins a First Lieutenant bar on Tom Knutsen in 1971; Victoria Chamberlin at the NCO academy in South Korea in 2014. (Courtesy of Stevan Molinar, Frank Scafidi, Tom Knutsen, Victoria Chamberlin)

We asked veterans to respond to The Post’s reporting on Clint Lorance and his platoon. Here’s what they said.

Many said they were moved to tears reading about the experiences of 1st Platoon. Others questioned how the soldiers could blindly follow orders to shoot at civilians.
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Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday in San Leandro, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

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Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, left, and minority owner Robert Rothman, center, talk with team president Bruce Allen prior to a Dec. 29, 2019, game against Dallas in Arlington, Tex. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

Redskins’ minority owners look to sell stakes in team amid ongoing turmoil

Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar and Frederick W. Smith are “not happy being a partner” of Daniel Snyder, one person familiar with the deliberations said.
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Davon McNeal with his mother, Crystal McNeal, who works for the D.C. government as a violence interrupter. (Family photo)

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Davon McNeal was shot and killed near the end of a trust-building event organized by his mother Crystal McNeal, whose job as a city “violence interrupter” means she spends her days mediating disputes and trying to convince people to put down their firearms.

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Medical assistants, cooks and cleaners also face risks on covid-19 front lines, but with low pay and little recognition

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From left, director Spike Lee with cast members from his film “Da 5 Bloods,” Isiah Whitlock Jr., Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters and Norm Lewis. (David Lee/Netflix/AP)

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Watch "Da 5 Bloods," "I Am Not Your Negro," and other films and TV shows that offer poignant examinations of race in America.
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The cast of “The Baby-Sitters Club” poses with original series author Ann M. Martin, center, on the set of the new Netflix show. (Kailey Schwerman/Netflix)

‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ was always progressive. Now, Netflix’s version is empowering a new generation.

For all its feel-good wholesomeness and nostalgia, Netflix’s “The Baby-Sitters Club” echoes its fresh-faced stars’ calls for a more equitable world.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

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Mild tofu takes on the tart flavors of lime, olives, capers and white wine.
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A rendering of the Toronto’s “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibit, which includes floor circles that help walk-through visitors maintain distance. (Immersive van Gogh Toronto)

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