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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.
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.
At least 100 state lawmakers from 20 states will hold public and private events to push Congress to pass the For the People Act.
Disease experts predict as many as 140,000 to 300,000 cases a day in the United States, likely fueled by the more transmissible delta variant and the widespread resumption of normal activities. For now, the rising case numbers seem to be driving vaccine uptake.
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Fully half of this team — nine of 18 — is in its 30s. Had there been any fans in the stands here — American fans — it would have been time for tribute videos on the scoreboards at either end of the stadium.

Medals

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
4Britain11121235
T5Japan1761033
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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.
Restaurant staffs have often been on the front lines of a public health problem that has become intertwined with a political battle over indoor mask guidance. (iStock)
A Dallas-area restaurant group is asking customers to mask up once again, and it is trying to get out ahead of guff from diners.
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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