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In signing the measure — which resulted in an unexpected day off Friday for federal workers — President Biden called for more aggressive action on voting access and other racial equity measures.
After huddling with his fellow Democratic senators, Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) suggested that he would join with them to at least start debating the sweeping bill. But the pledge from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) all but guarantees that Republicans will filibuster the measure.
The high court’s third ruling to keep the law alive prompted some Republicans to admit their hopes of ending the law outright are probably dead. Democrats hoped the ruling would pave the way for more expansions of health coverage.
Five-year-old twins Ruhi and Mahi lost both of their parents to covid-19 during India's second wave in Bhopal, India. They now live with their great-uncle. (Vikram Singh for The Post)
Perhaps no phenomenon encapsulates India’s pandemic losses like the number of orphans such as Ruhi and Mahi, now living with a great-uncle who can’t bring himself to tell them about the deaths of their parents.
Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. They will not face jail time.
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Fueled by climate change, the first major heat wave of the summer has seized the western U.S., toppling records and threatening lives.
The Biden administration will invest $3.2 billion to find new antiviral drugs, modeling the investment after the one that helped stimulate development of drugs that transformed HIV from a death sentence into a manageable disease,
The sun rises over the mountains in Lonaconing, Md., where a winning lottery ticket was sold in January.
In Lonaconing, Md., the identity of the Powerball jackpot winner remains unknown, but that hasn’t stopped gold diggers from descending on the town.
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In Florida, where nearly a quarter of residents identify as evangelical, some think the best way to combat vaccine hesitancy is directly through the church.
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The measure is expected to be taken up in the Senate later this year and is the first of several long-standing military authorizations that critics hope to repeal.
The move would allow Democrats to advance some of their most ambitious and controversial spending and tax plans through the Senate using 51 votes, rather than the usual 60.
President Donald Trump and his allies repeatedly pushed the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the aftermath of the election. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
New documents and emails reveal how far President Donald Trump and his supporters were willing to go.
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Liberals would prefer the West Virginia senator weren't so powerful. But he is. And it might be time to reckon with that and try to move forward.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett's new bill would create a pathway for cities or counties to expand on their own.
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Anming Hu enters the United States Courthouse in Knoxville, Tenn., on June 7. (AP)
Critics said the Trump-era initiative to target China’s economic espionage has amounted to racial profiling and fostered a climate of fear in academic and research institutions.
For days, critics have said there is insufficient evidence of efficacy and argued the drug offers false hope.
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She explored truth, objectivity, self-deceit and betrayal, most notably in the fraught relationship between writers and their subjects.
Parents said they are happy that Juneteenth is now a federal holiday but wish they had gotten more notice to deal with the need for child care Friday.
Robert Stewart also committed fraud involving covid-19 relief loans.
People wait after receiving coronavirus vaccine doses at an outdoor tented clinic. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
The city said it would offer $51 gift cards and an airline ticket giveaway at select vaccination locations.
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The District's sandwich scene is stuffed with delicious options.
Nominated for a Tony in “Hamilton,” the actor appears in Signature Theatre’s ‘After Midnight,” and not for the first time.
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Sworn into office with one of the most ambitious visions of any Federal Trade Commission chair, she’ll soon face the reality of an agency that has come under fire in recent years for failing to police privacy and competition abuses.
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At 22, Matthew Wolff has a  professional career that started like a rocket. Then the game and anxiety bit back.
The U.S. Track and Field Association has officially prohibited Shelby Houlihan, who received a four-year ban for a failed drug test she blamed on a pork burrito, from racing this weekend.
Katie Ledecky and her uncle Jon Ledecky shortly after she won four Olympic gold medals. (Courtesy of Jon Ledecky)
The popular owner of the New York Islanders is just Uncle Jon to the world's most dominant swimmer.
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A new way to look at art arrives in the city — and producers hope the concept has legs.
Rose Byrne stars in Apple TV Plus's "Physical" as an '80s housewife with Jane Fonda dreams and the world's worst marriage.
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