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In some states, anger at perceived overreach by health officials has prompted legislative attempts to limit their authority, and some state courts have reined in the emergency and regulatory powers governors have wielded against the coronavirus.
Democrats are still finalizing their plans for the probe, while GOP leaders are boycotting it altogether — and threatening to retaliate with countermeasures.
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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Alexis Sablone of the United States attends a street skateboarding practice session on Friday in Tokyo. (Markus Schreiber/AP)
Alexis Sablone is a pioneer who doesn't like being labeled, but she's also a perfectionist who loves to win.
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Katie Ledecky enters the Tokyo Olympics with outsize expectations and will try to show how much faster she is five years after dominating the Rio Games.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1China62513
2United States53412
T3ROC1427
T3Italy1247
T5Japan5106
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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.
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McGee will spend next week at an aviation conference in Oshkosh, Wis.
From left to right: Ronald Mack, Jesse Opher, Eric Mack, Rodney Mack and Hassan Hawkins pictured in D.C. in 2019. (Courtesy of Families Against Mandatory Minimums)
Prosecutors have sought to re-incarcerate a handful of offenders, arguing they did not actually qualify for release.
Many tourists on the National Mall said they weren’t concerned about the coronavirus because they had been fully vaccinated.
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.
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While President Biden and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell insist rising prices will prove short-lived, their effects are still being felt.
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The Orioles’ Ryan McKenna slides home under Nationals catcher Tres Barrera’s tag for the winning run in Baltimore. (Getty Images)
Brad Hand’s ninth-inning struggles handed Washington its fourth straight loss and dropped it eight games back in the National League East.
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In the years since his mother died, the author says grief had become an unexpected and comforting way to stay connected to her. (Steven Petrow)
I’ve allowed myself to feel the pain of loss and I’ve come to learn that bereavement isn’t something to fear. If anything, it’s to be embraced.
There’s no emotional or physical intimacy in their marriage, but it does include exhaustion, fear, and young kids.
After years of caring for elder relatives, she needs time alone. Husband isn’t going for it.
Reader was assured of a new position, and then the pandemic caused the job to vanish.
Alvin Ailey is pictured in the 1950s with Misaye Kawasaki, Larry Maldonado and Lelia Goldoni of the Lester Horton Dance Group. (Courtesy of Neon)
“If you just throw yourself into it and are not afraid to fail, then that’s when you can learn things,” the musician says of being self-taught.
A koala, an anteater and a pod of narwhals are part of this kid-friendly safari.
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