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Some U.S. economists wonder if the United Kingdom will be the “canary in the coal mine” as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursues an aggressive reopening.
Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, a Capitol Police officer, is suffering from physical and psychological injuries stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
Officers who plan to testify before Congress say recognition of the insurrection is crucial to their recovery.
The Wyoming Republican will be one of two members of the panel to deliver an opening statement at the committee’s first public hearing Tuesday.
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Brazil’s Rayssa Leal and Japan’s Momiji Nishiya share a moment during the skateboarding street final. (Getty Images)
The future of the Olympic skateboarding is now. It also doesn't have much of a past. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya and Brazil’s Rayssa Leal captured the gold and silver, respectively, with their fearless leaps off ramps and railings.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
2United States73414
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The dramatic political crisis moved into its second day after President Kais Saied fired the prime minister and suspended parliament, in the most serious test to the country's institutions since its transition to democracy a decade ago.
Rescuers work to seal a dike Monday after it was breached by heavy rains in Hebi, in China’s central Henan province. (AFP/Getty Images)
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on July 25 said she plans to add Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) to the select panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The General Assembly will convene a special legislative session on Aug. 2 to take up this proposal and other plans for the roughly $4.3 billion in coronavirus relief funding made available to Virginia as its share of the American Rescue Plan Act.
Police officer Anthony Roling leads Dexter through lockers at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown, Md. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
With homemade prison wine leading to inmate violence and potential deaths, officials say the unit will save lives.
Companies that have been locked out of their computer networks by hackers are now getting sued by consumers and workers claiming they were hurt by lax cybersecurity.
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The suit claims that J. Allen Brack was personally aware of multiple instances of sexism and workplace toxicity.
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The Orioles’ Ryan McKenna slides home under Nationals catcher Tres Barrera’s tag. (Getty Images)
The NFL faces a decision about whether to place Watson on paid administrative leave as he faces allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Several starting jobs are up for grabs as Washington opens training camp with a week of practices in Richmond that will be held in front of fans.
Alvin Ailey is pictured in the 1950s with Misaye Kawasaki, Larry Maldonado and Lelia Goldoni of the Lester Horton Dance Group. (Courtesy of Neon)
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