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The news came as the highly contagious delta variant is driving a coronavirus surge, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reporting more than 100,000 daily cases.
At least 100 state lawmakers from 20 states will hold public and private events to push Congress to pass the For the People Act.
After relaunching the consent decree program, the Biden administration is examining how it could work better. Seattle’s watchdog offers an example of the challenges.
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Rick Cunningham poses with his wife, Debbie, in Chandler, Ariz. (Caitlin O'Hara for The Post)
The league and attorneys for former players blamed doctors for a controversial practice that makes it harder for ailing Black retirees to get paid. But a Washington Post investigation shows that both sides negotiated a settlement that guaranteed “race-norming” would happen.
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Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States22251764
2China29171662
3Russian O.C.12211750
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At least 475 guests have been invited to the outdoor party on Martha's Vineyard, a source said. Critics have branded the party as a “super spreader” and commented on the alleged hypocrisy.
A waterspout moves near downtown Cleveland. (Matt Shiffler Photography, @Matt_CLE/Twitter)
More than 40 waterspouts were reported, as the season for these vortexes has begun.
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A year ago, 75 percent of Americans supported mask mandates. Then guidelines were relaxed. And now they're being reinstituted in a very different public-opinion climate.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called her fellow Democrats “cowards.”
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As the Senate moves forward with a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, on Aug. 1 some liberal Democrats warned they won’t vote on the package.
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Guidance from the Biden administration is allowing colleges to use their pandemic relief funds to wipe away outstanding balances preventing students from enrolling.
Police are requesting the public's help to find two suspects who shot several people, including unintended targets, Saturday evening, and the drivers who helped them flee.
St. Louis County Executive Sam Page listens as Angelina Isaac criticizes the mask mandate. (AP)
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Your next smartphone might use one of Google's own chips. What does that mean for you?
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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Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard are two of the premier free agents available. (AP)
NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents starting at 6 p.m. Eastern on Monday.
Vanderbilt star Kumar Rocker, the No. 10 pick, would be eligible to enter the draft again next season.
House, 18, was a first-round pick out of Winder-Barrow High School in Georgia.
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