Democracy Dies in Darkness
Over 17 hours into marathon debate, the Senate moves closer to vote on the Inflation Reduction Act on Aug. 7. (The Washington Post)
More than 17 hours into debate, party lawmakers appeared on track to deliver the political centerpiece of President Biden’s long-stalled economic agenda.
Some of the state’s biggest employers objected to the restrictions passed by the GOP-controlled legislature. Abortion rights activists made plans to arrange alternative locations for women seeking procedures, and Democratic leaders strategized ways to amend or repeal the law.
Graves of war dead are often laden with wreaths at a cemetery in Pskov. (For The Post)
The wrenching grief of many Russian families is buried beneath the triumphant bombast of state media. A virtual news blackout about the toll of the war against Ukraine underscores Kremlin anxiety about the durability of its manufactured support. But some stories do seep out.
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Past, Rediscovered
A White House fountain honors artist Francis Davis Millet and military aide Archibald Butt. Here's what we know about them.
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China announced additional live-fire drills in the Bohai and Yellow seas, as Beijing broadcasts its fury over a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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Since July 6, they have parked their American flag-draped vehicles on the National Mall protesting what they say is America’s abandonment of the Constitution.
The ink-black comedy "I Love My Dad” showcases Morosini’s affinity for screenplays with “a taboo embedded in them.”
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RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
Local legend has it that the wild horses on Assateague Island, along the Maryland and Virginia coast, descended from survivors of a Spanish shipwreck 500 years ago. New DNA evidence appears to back it up.
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The boy, now 6, is one of about 1,200 Venezuelan children trapped in a Colombian child-welfare system that has proved unwilling or unable to find their families. Colombia now wants to begin making the children eligible for adoption.
Recruiters say OB/GYNs are turning down offers, a warning for conservative-dominated states already experiencing shortages.
Local, state and federal police are exploring possible connections in the deaths of four men.
Families are trying to undo a deferred prosecution deal between Boeing and the Justice Department they say lets the company evade accountability.
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Psychologists note that excessive intervening in a child’s life can adversely impact their ability to navigate situations on their own.
(Toledo Museum of Art)
Even in this fragment of Frans Hals’s painting of the Van Campens, at the Toledo Museum of Art, it is clear the artist was ahead of his time.
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