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White House officials said that despite President Biden’s appeals to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider extending the order, the agency found no legal authority to do so, which failed to satisfy some lawmakers.
The former president is making last-minute moves to bolster the standing of coal lobbyist Mike Carey, one of 11 candidates vying in Tuesday’s primary.
The comments from the Wisconsin Republican, made after a political event, reflect the spread of an unfounded claim that has traveled from far-right commentators to Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to the highest levels of the GOP.
The latest spat between local officials and the Arizona Senate shows the divide among Republicans over the recount.
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Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya will seek asylum in Poland. It isn’t the first time Olympic athletes have walked away from their countries at the Games.
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In a race in which both broke the previous world record, the Norwegian prevailed in Tokyo.
Many years ago, a free spaghetti dinner lured Valarie Allman to the discus throw. Now she’s an Olympic gold medalist.
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Steffen Peters of Team USA, riding Suppenkasper, competes in the Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle. (Getty Images)
Beyond anthems and fanfares, music has a growing impact on the Games.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States22271766
2China29181663
3Russian O.C.12211750
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Demonstrators face off with law enforcement personnel in Seattle in June 2020. (Getty Images)
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Police officials have pledged more resources to address what has been a difficult summer so far. Homicides in the county are nearly double what they were last year.
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Legislators meet inside the State Capitol Monday for the first time in 500 days. (AP)
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Toyota's CUE team, led by Tomohiro Nomi (front, third from left), has designed a basketball robot that has delighted observers at the Olympics, (Ben Golliver/The Post)
CUE5's shooting accuracy is impressive, but it doesn't have to deal with pesky defenders or shot clocks.
While lawmakers and regulators have a long history of pledging to rein in industry giants, their record of delivering is spotty.
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