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Bonnie Lippe with her husband, Michael, near their Las Vegas home. (David Becker for The Post)
Bonnie Lippe faced scorn from strangers for being “patient zero.” Her diagnosis on March 5, 2020 — followed shortly by confirmation that a Bethesda couple she’d never met had also tested positive — was a watershed moment, the beginning of the pandemic’s arc through Maryland.
The trial of Derek Chauvin will include witnesses who worked with him in various off-duty security jobs.
If you listened to the GOP over the past week, it might have been easy to think that the core planks of its platform were defending a deceased children’s author, a decades-old children’s toy, and a subspecies of human that went extinct 40,000 years ago.
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Shalanda Young, a widely respected former congressional aide, is the clear public front-runner to be President Biden’s budget chief. But after wasting weeks backing a candidate who had limited political backing, the Biden administration is now hesitating in naming someone with nearly universal support. 
When Pope Francis crosses the threshold into a small, rented dwelling in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf on Saturday to visit Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, it will mark a powerful moment in interfaith relations, experts say, and millions of people will be watching.
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The upcoming broadcast will air against a backdrop of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, with questions raised over how women are treated compared to men, especially a biracial American woman who marries a prince.
The remains of Emil J. Kapaun, a Catholic priest who was given the Medal of Honor posthumously, had been exhumed from a Hawaii cemetery where they were buried as unknown, his nephew said.
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A coalition asked the New York attorney general to adopt rules to protect accusers and avoid political interference in the investigation into whether Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) sexually harassed his subordinates.
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The State Department said the Ukrainian was involved in “significant corruption” while serving as a regional governor from 2014 to 2015.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus railed against “a ‘me first’ approach to coronavirus vaccination.”
The one-child policy has left a legacy that will be hard to undo, especially while access to IVF and egg-freezing is restricted to married, straight couples.
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Majority-Black Prince George’s County has by far the most coronavirus cases in Maryland, and the lowest percentage of vaccinated residents. Democratic officials say the governor is distracting from the key reasons so few Black residents have been vaccinated. 
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Park Service is discouraging the public from visiting the Tidal Basin this year and instead is recommending viewing the blossoms online. (Nikki Kahn/The Post)
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The report, by an outside law firm, comes on the heels of revelations yesterday that former football coach Les Miles was the subject of multiple complaints from female students.
Israel Adesanya jumped up to the light heavyweight division for Saturday night's event and is looking to become the fifth person in UFC history to hold the title in multiple classes.
Washington quarterback Alex Smith, center, walks off the field following a loss to the Los Angeles Rams in October. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
The move to let go of the NFL’s comeback player of the year will clear close to $15 million in salary cap space for Washington, which will need to find Smith's replacement as starting quarterback.
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