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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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Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy celebrate after winning gold. (Reuters)
When an official asked if they wanted to go forward with a jump-off to decide who would win a gold medal, the men looked at each other and smiled. “Can we have two golds?”
The U.S. swimmer says he "never mentioned specific countries" when he suspected some Olympic swimmers were doping.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States20241660
2China24151453
3Russian O.C.12191344
4Britain10101232
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Hostilities between Israel and Iran are more frequently playing out at sea, in tit-for-tat attacks on oil tankers, private commercial vessels and warships.
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.
Morning Star Gali is seen at Vista Point Park in Napa, Calif., in July. (Marlena Sloss for The Post)
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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.
Protesters remove a barrier on Tuesday as they march against the Green Pass plan in Rome. (Reuters)
Amid the surge of the highly transmissible delta variant — and the refusal of significant numbers of people to get vaccinated — governments are finding that more needs to be done.
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Workers speak ahead of the new rules taking effect. (Ashleigh Joplin, Hadley Green/The Post)
As new indoor masking rules took effect, the normalcy that some residents had begun to feel when pandemic restrictions were lifted earlier was dashed.
Very comfortable conditions settle in after a cold front passes through this evening.
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.
Josiah Gray, a key part of the return in the deal that sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Dodgers, is set to make his Nationals debut Monday.
Vanderbilt star Kumar Rocker, the No. 10 pick, would be eligible to enter the draft again next season.
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