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Earappa Bawge, right, a 27-year-old engineer, digs a ditch as part of a rural employment program on Sept. 14. (Niha Masih/The Post)
As India’s economy reels in the aftermath of a strict lockdown, a rural employment program has emerged as a lifeline for some of the tens of millions left jobless.
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Newly obtained records appear to be in conflict with months of Postal Service assertions that blamed lower-level managers for strategies tied to delivery delays.
Financial disclosures reinforce long-standing concerns that the Paycheck Protection Program was accessed by companies that could have gone without a bailout.
Mary L. Trump, a vocal critic of her uncle, recently published a book alleging Trump family dysfunction.
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Why police are rarely charged for shooting people — and whether police tactics will change. The movement to abolish Greek life on campuses. And, the question of court-packing.
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Joe Biden has “the character, principles, wisdom and leadership necessary to address a world on fire,” they say in a letter backing the Democratic nominee.
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Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Chenjerai Kumanyika explain how American policing grew out of efforts to control the labor of poor and enslaved people.
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Christopher A. Wray’s answers last week on election interference and antifa drew a rebuke from the president.
Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton seeks the dismissal of the case or approval to investigate whether classification review was politicized.
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The tradition of raising expectations for a president’s debate opponent has been blown away as the GOP pounces on the worst moments from Biden appearances.
A storefront with store closing and sale signs in Dedham, Mass. (AP)
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Voters see the economy as being in trouble but don't blame President Trump.
The new arrest and prosecution add to charges Joshua Wong already faces for his political activism.
“As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” the Duke of Sussex said.
Angelo Becciu is relinquishing the rights of cardinal, a rare move in the Vatican.
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Harold Evans, the husband of journalist Tina Brown, edited the Sunday Times in Britain before moving to the United States, founding Condé Nast Traveler and leading Random House.
Passengers wait to take a covid-19 test at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome. United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to offer its customers covid-19 tests. (Telenews/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The airline said the tests may allow travelers who test negative to forgo quarantine and entry requirements for some destinations, including Hawaii.
The aerial rescue of 214 people captured national attention, but it also highlighted the expanding involvement of the U.S. military in responding to wildfire season as climate change leaves forests more susceptible to blazes.
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The chilly weather is expected to last through at least the first week of October, arriving first in the Upper Midwest early next week.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) is in quarantine, causing him to postpone campaign events and reschedule the gubernatorial debate.
A snapshot of fall enrollment shows fewer students are pursuing undergraduate degrees this semester as the coronavirus continues to sow fears of infection and devastate the economy.
The ballots that tens of thousands of voters have obtained online cannot be scanned directly by the state’s machines.
The plan resembles similar programs being pursued in nearby Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
A woman pays her respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
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It’s something America is missing, a proper grieving. The ongoing and sprawling outpouring for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — this massive, public, American funeral — is so important to our country right now. 
Apple's Tim Cook, seen via YouTube, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on July 29. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Post)
The group, called the Coalition for App Fairness, submitted ten principles for the App Store that it says would allow for more competition, fairness and innovation in the mobile app industry.
The accounts seemed to be focused on Europe and Asia, but the takedown shows Russia is still active in posting disinformation.
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A medical worker walks past a row of ambulances outside of Houston Methodist Hospital on June 22. (Callaghan O'Hare/Reuters)
The largest U.S. genetic study of the virus, conducted in Houston, shows one viral strain outdistancing all of its competitors, and many potentially important mutations.
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Anthony S. Fauci has clashed repeatedly with his chief Senate critic. But on Wednesday, he wasn't so diplomatic about it.
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Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Fitbit Sense have new blood-oxygen apps. They’re mostly useless.
After weeks of progress against the pandemic, 27 states are showing increases in infections.
The experimental vaccine is the fourth to enter the final stage of testing in the United States.
The World Series champs won't make the playoffs, but just about everyone else will. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
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The sport has always demanded excellence. These expanded playoffs will reward mediocrity, with potentially dire side effects.
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After police officers are cleared of criminal charges in the death of Breonna Taylor, another native son longs for the unity felt during Muhammad Ali's funeral.
Play continued Wednesday without talk of a shutdown, but the outrage from the players and coaches on both teams was palpable.
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The sport has always demanded excellence. These expanded playoffs will reward mediocrity, with potentially dire side effects.
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No division has more wins, more points scored or a higher point differential than this year’s NFC West.
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Children this age are on their way to maturity, but they are still often hijacked by big emotions, the need to move their bodies and the need to play. 
The viral videos of people using nail files on their teeth have prompted alarm from experts warning of permanent damage.
If money is tight but you’re still craving change, start by swapping out pillows, throws, art, lighting or vases.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is admired for her legal achievements in gender equality, and her 56-year marriage to Marty put that theory into practice.
A pediatrician should be able to help you discover the reason for this behavior.
New couple can’t keep their hands off each other while in the company of friends.
Friend’s dog peeing on reader’s shoes wasn’t okay, but what response would be better?
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” began its 18th season this week. (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)
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In no time at all, Ellen DeGeneres’s contrition shifted to the usual vacuousness of daytime TV.
“It takes an ice pick to this huge glacier of structural white supremacy,” says the artistic director of Ballet Hispánico, one of the grant recipients.
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The latest Holmes flick stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin as siblings Enola, Sherlock and Mycroft.
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With so many contemporary memoirs devoted to the sins of the author’s mother, a focus on a loving dad seems a welcome change.
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Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger and Evan Rachel Wood play a family of con artists in this funny and unexpectedly poignant tale.
A worker shops in a Singapore grocery store. (Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg)
A worker shops in a Singapore grocery store. (Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg)
The makers of Rice Krispies, Hellmann's mayonnaise, Spam and more have signed on to a global initiative to slash their food waste by 2030.
French dip-inspired lean steak plus umami-rich mushrooms beef up a sandwich, without weighing it down.
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The rice brand will simply be known as “Ben's Original.”
Servers are being taught how to keep calm — and how to de-escalate confrontations.
Depending on whom you ask, it's not as easy or as hard as people say.