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Democratic and Republican negotiators finalized the full text of the roughly $1 trillion proposal, setting the stage for a long-awaited debate in the chamber to enact one of President Biden’s economic policy priorities.
Walmart and Disney became the latest companies to abruptly announce they are requiring vaccines for many of their employees as business executives struggle to adjust to the rapidly changing environment caused by covid-19′s delta variant.
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Hundreds of inmates are held inside the central prison in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
If just a fraction of the detainees escape, Afghan security officials warn, it would hand the Taliban a significant advantage on the battlefield, where it is already making steady gains.
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Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States21241661
2China28161458
3Russian O.C.12201547
T4Japan1751032
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While Congress approved $10 billion in federal assistance to help homeowners pay off debt, the program is moving so slowly that protections are expiring before states have figured out how to distribute the money.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) joked about hitting the House speaker while speaking at a Tennessee GOP dinner in which he was presented with an oversize gavel.
Nurses take swabs from patients at a drive-through testing clinic in Fairfield, a Sydney suburb hit hard by the delta outbreak. (Mridula Amin for The Post)
Mixed messaging around use of the AstraZeneca vaccine is complicating efforts to beat back the outbreak in Australia’s largest city.
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(Ashleigh Joplin, Hadley Green/The Washington Post)
The Post stopped by two D.C. restaurants on July 30, to see how they planned to handle the new mask mandate going into effect the next day.
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The main bar at Old Ebbitt Gill in D.C. (Robb Hill for The Post)
A spike in delta variant infections is making restaurant goers leery of dining in, which may bankrupt already-strapped eateries.
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Nicholas Gioacchini, right, looks at teammate Miles Robinson after Robinson’s go-ahead goal Sunday night in Las Vegas. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute of play to help the United States capture its seventh Gold Cup crown.
Across the NFL, teams are welcoming fans back to training camp after a year in which practices were closed to the public. And over the course of last week in Richmond, Washington’s fans made their presence felt.
The Spirit fell behind by two goals in the first half and ended up with a 3-1 loss at Chicago on Sunday night.
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