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In signing the measure — which resulted in an unexpected day off Friday for federal workers — President Biden called for more aggressive action on voting access and other racial equity measures.
After huddling with his fellow Democratic senators, Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) suggested that he would join with them to at least start debating the sweeping bill. But the pledge from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) all but guarantees that Republicans will filibuster the measure.
The ruling prompted some Republicans to admit their hopes of ending the law outright are probably dead. Democrats hoped the ruling would pave the way for more expansions of health coverage.
Five-year-old twins Ruhi and Mahi lost both of their parents to covid-19 during India's second wave in Bhopal, India. They now live with their great-uncle. (Vikram Singh for The Post)
Perhaps no phenomenon encapsulates India’s pandemic losses like the number of orphans such as Ruhi and Mahi, now living with a great-uncle who can’t bring himself to tell them about the deaths of their parents.
The manufacturer of the bone repair product has recalled 154 containers of the material -- a malleable putty that includes human cells and is used in a variety of orthopedic procedures.
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In Florida, where nearly a quarter of residents identify as evangelical, some think the best way to combat vaccine hesitancy is directly through the church.
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The measure is expected to be taken up in the Senate later this year and is the first of several long-standing military authorizations that critics hope to repeal.
The move would allow Democrats to advance some of their most ambitious and controversial spending and tax plans through the Senate using 51 votes, rather than the usual 60.
A child wearing a protective mask takes part in a rally as demonstrators march down Central Park West during events to mark Juneteenth in 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Focusing on the evils of slavery is easier than exploring ongoing questions about race.
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In New York, where Democrats are navigating through a series of multicandidate primaries, disagreements about polling has sown confusion about which candidates have paths to victory.
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In five of the states the Senate majority leader mentioned, new voting laws have enjoyed bipartisan support.
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Professor Troy Littleton with baby Katie Cunningham in his MIT office in April. (Karen Cunningham)
“Child care in any profession is a challenge, but in science, it can even be more challenging,” MIT biology professor Troy Littleton said. “Experiments don’t always fit a 9-to-5 schedule."
Parents said they are happy that Juneteenth is now a federal holiday but wish they had gotten more notice to deal with the need for child care Friday.
People wait after receiving coronavirus vaccine doses at an outdoor tented clinic. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
The city said it would offer $51 gift cards and an airline ticket giveaway at select vaccination locations.
Robert Stewart also committed fraud involving covid-19 relief loans.
John Langston was the first Black person elected to Congress from Virginia.
Police in Montgomery County, Md., say the suspect’s DNA was inside the glove.
Outdoor film screenings, concerts, happy hours and other events to brighten your week.
The District's sandwich scene is stuffed with delicious options.
Nominated for a Tony in “Hamilton,” the actor appears in Signature Theatre’s “After Midnight,” and not for the first time.
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Sworn into office with one of the most ambitious visions of any Federal Trade Commission chair, she’ll soon face the reality of an agency that has come under fire in recent years for failing to police privacy and competition abuses.
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A new way to look at art arrives in the city — and producers hope the concept has legs.
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