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Scientists have repeatedly warned that the planet remains on track to exceed a critical threshold for warming within a decade. Yet experts and activists also see a rare opportunity to change course — possibly the last chance before many effects become irreversible.
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Electricity cuts are taking the greatest toll on businesses, hospitals and the poor in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Drought has crippled hydroelectric generation, and decades of neglect and underinvestment have left power grids unable to cope.
Over the past year since justices ruled that a large part of eastern Oklahoma is still Indian country, convictions have been imperiled in thousands of cases, confusion has grown for police and more than 50 criminals have been released.
Most Democrats are trying to focus on a six-month window to stay calm, rather than panicking every six days about a moment of chaos.
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Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
2United States2248
T4S. Korea2035
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Kim Marin and her 12 year-old daughter, Kate Marin, quarantine at home in Fairfax County. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
Kim Marin, 51, of Fairfax County, has been fully vaccinated since mid-April, and her 12-year-old daughter has been fully vaccinated since mid-June. They both tested positive for the coronavirus.
The White House has sought to shift blame to unvaccinated people and misinformation on social media.
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The Tokyo Olympics are happening as Japan is grappling with coronavirus, along with the rest of the world. But the year-late games are pressing on.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) declared both a public and public health emergency on March 11, 2020. By keeping the public emergency in place, Bowser said, the city will still be able to respond quickly to changes in the virus.
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Virginia advocacy groups held a news conference July 15 in Richmond, calling on the Virginia Employment Commission to help jobless residents dealing with long delays for benefits. (Jeff Jones)
Advocates and lawmakers say the overwhelmed, underfunded state agency is long overdue in getting its act together.
Alex Ovechkin is set to become an unrestricted free agent soon, but General Manager Brian MacLellan thinks a deal could come together shortly.
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was replaced Saturday night in Baltimore by Jon Lester. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
It’s too close to the trade deadline to pose questions about what a team has or hasn’t announced. The Nats are veering toward selling — especially after a 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night — and Scherzer is near the end of a seven-year, $245 million contract, making him the subject of rumors.