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The military and intelligence agencies are racing to refine plans for countering extremist groups in Afghanistan following President Biden’s planned troop withdrawal, but current and former officials warn it will be far more difficult to head off threats to U.S. security from afar.
Officials said the shooter, Brandon Hole, purchased the rifles legally in July and September, not long after his mother reported fears that her son would attempt “suicide by cop.”
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Public transit demand during the pandemic has shifted to neighborhoods with high numbers of Black, Hispanic and lower-income workers, flattening peak travel periods and forcing transit agencies to respond to new patterns, a Washington Post analysis of national data shows.
Among the images from the intimate funeral, most poignant of all perhaps was the image of Prince Philip’s wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II, sitting by herself on a pew.
One of ex-president Donald Trump’s most controversial trade initiatives, which angered U.S. allies and drew scorn from many economists, has become a plank in President Biden’s “worker-centered” trade policy. The tale of the tariffs also shows how temporary trade barriers can harden into semi-permanence.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow on Feb. 20. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)
Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
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Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) described the document as “a staff level draft proposal from an outside group” and said she had not read it. However, she did not deny plans to start an “America First Caucus.”
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Since Donald Trump left office, more Republicans have embraced the idea that immigrants are “replacing” other American voters.
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Hunter Biden spent two years as a silent character in a narrative at the center of the presidential campaign. Now he’s telling a story of addiction, with the ever-present risk of a relapse that could harm his health and his father’s work.
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Many Republican lawmakers are reluctant to talk about getting shots.
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility has tested President Biden’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections.
A long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest in Nepal. (AP)
An interdisciplinary research project intended to study the climate change threats facing mountain systems. At the roof of the world, it found high levels of toxic chemicals called PFAS.
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With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
The lack of water worsens drought conditions and fire potential, and could impact agriculture.
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The Canton Anti-Racism Alliance began its efforts amid protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
The wife of the highest-ranking American captive in the 1979-81 crisis, she displayed a yellow sash on the oak tree outside her home.
The arrests came after a volatile skirmish between police and protesters, just as a group of about 100 marchers was breaking up following a demonstration against police violence.
The airy 230,000-square-foot space, which opens Tuesday, is the airport’s biggest upgrade since 1997.
A make-shift memorial has arisen at the Georgetown gravesite of “Nannie.” (Karon Flage)
There is a power to Nannie’s story, even with the unknowns, or maybe even more so because of them. Nearly 165 years after her death, she is sparking curiosity about the lives of Black girls in antebellum Washington.
Solutions to climate change may be beyond our reach until we first reorient our relationship with Earth. (Torkil Gudnason)
Climate news is relentlessly, objectively grim. Should we ever allow ourselves to feel optimism?
She didn’t want to say goodbye.
Look for chargrilled beef, goat stew and ace side dishes from Kenya native Kevin Onyona.
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After retiring from NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson seeks his next competitive challenge in IndyCar.
After learning that right-hander Luis Avilán has a torn elbow ligament, the Nationals saw righty Wander Suero leave with a trainer.
Bradley Beal had 37 points and Russell Westbrook logged his 25th triple-double to give Washington six wins in its past seven games.
Ovechkin is one goal from matching Marcel Dionne for fifth on the NHL’s all-time goals list.
United got two impressive goals late in the first half to start its season with a victory over New York City FC.
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