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In a rare move, the CDC director overruled an advisory committee and added a recommendation that people 18 to 64 at risk of exposure and transmission because of their jobs may receive a booster shot against the coronavirus.
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As the Taliban imposes education restrictions, it’s not only suffocating this generation of Afghan girls but also triggering deja vu for the previous generation. Many of their mothers were children or teenagers during the Taliban regime between 1996 and 2001 and subjected to harsh Islamic codes that deprived women of virtually every basic right.
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Six weeks after the Taliban takeover, donor nations are taking a wait-and-see approach. Prices of food and basic goods are rising sharply at a time when many government officials have not been paid for months, and the Taliban victory has thrust hundreds of thousands of Afghan soldiers into joblessness.
The Austrian capital has become a hotbed of mysterious illnesses plaguing American personnel and their families.
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Geography club members listen to a field engineer as he talks about the weather station near Narok, Kenya. (Sarah Waiswa for The Post)
The lack of data also makes for poor early-warning systems on the ground. It’s a problem that top climate scientists, local meteorologists and rural farmers all desperately want solved.
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Steven Hatfill, a virologist who said he was intimately involved in the pandemic response, repeatedly described in emails how “election stuff” took precedence, even as the outbreak surged.
Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Sept. 13. (Mohammed Saber/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The debate exposed the political and religious fault lines in the party caucus over Israel, pitting members of the so-called Squad, many of them Muslim, against Israel’s longtime Jewish supporters.
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song rejected South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s renewed efforts, saying there is no guarantee “U.S. hostile policy” would end.
President Biden is in the White House. In Norway, the left-wing opposition is back in power. And center-left parties all hold sway or rule in coalitions in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Locals leave after watching the first film festival held at the newly rebuilt National Theatre in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Wednesday. (Reuters)
There was still a heavy security presence, a part of Somali life after years of war.
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The Cardinals are far and away the best defensive team in the majors, having converted 44 outs above average and accumulated a dozen more defensive runs saved than the next-closest team.
Captain Steve Stricker of the United States at the opening ceremony for the 43rd Ryder Cup. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Twelve Europeans arrive with an aggregate 38 Ryder Cups; the 12 Americans arrive with 12. This weekend at Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits could determine whether it’s better to have 38 or better to have 12.
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“I was in survival mode for so long, I wasn’t even on my priority list,” said Izzie Chea, mother of Benji, 5, and Julian, 8. (Michael Stravato for The Post)
The chaotic days of Zoom kindergarten and work-from-home are largely over — but some parents are still holding their breath about their unvaccinated kids.
A groom is thinking about taking his bride's last name. Both come from traditional backgrounds and are concerned about offending his parents.
Adult child is tired of Dad thinking bad behavior in the past never happened.
Dirty dishes and unflushed toilet bother reader but not 2 others living in the house.
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