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Sens. Rob Portman and Patrick J. Toomey are at odds over how to treat taxes related to Bitcoin, showing how new rifts are emerging over how to pay for the $1 trillion infrastructure proposal moving through Congress.
White House officials said that despite President Biden’s appeals to the CDC to consider extending the order, the agency found no legal authority to do so, which failed to satisfy some lawmakers.
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Clockwise from top left: Sedona Prince, Casey Thompson, Davion Mintz and Montana Fouts. (Getty Images and AP)
The comments from the Wisconsin Republican reflect the spread of an unfounded claim from far-right commentators to the highest levels of the GOP.
A 2020 heat wave in Siberia increased atmospheric methane, most likely from fossil fuel previously locked up below and within the permafrost, an analysis found.
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Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States24282173
2China32211669
3Russian O.C.13211852
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Many Saudis see the moves as further evidence that Mohammed bin Salman is liberalizing the kingdom, but the developments also reflect his continuing effort to consolidate power and clip the wings of anyone who could challenge him.
Nina Turner, a Democratic candidate for a U.S. House seat, speaks to campaign volunteers in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on Friday. (Getty Images)
Former state senator Nina Turner is locked in a bitter fight with Shontel Brown, a Cuyahoga County councilor and chair of the local Democratic Party. Turner, who co-chaired Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) last presidential campaign, entered the race as the best-known candidate, and an ally of the left-wing “squad” of House Democrats.
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To some, carrying a card to verify you've had a vaccination seems like a foreign concept. But vaccine cards, or yellow cards, have been used for decades.
The Illinois state Senate had passed a resolution banning Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted on multiple counts of corruption, from running for state or local office.
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A popular theme on the right just isn't borne out by the data yet. She's basically on-par with Mike Pence.
An asylum-seeking migrant father from Guatemala holds his baby in Roma, Texas, on Thursday after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States. (Reuters)
The report details a labyrinth of unfairness with detainees often denied due process at every turn, confessions frequently attained through torture and few detainees able to see a lawyer until they appear in court.
French President Emmanuel Macron wanted to help usher in Lebanon’s “rebirth” after the devastating blast in Beirut. A year later, the country is in worse shape and Macron has little to show for his efforts.
People walk in wildfire-destroyed Kalemli village near Manavgat, Turkey, on Monday. (AP)
The European Union and neighboring countries sent planes to assist with firefighting on Monday.
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At the Art Museum of the Americas, “No Ocean Between Us” features work by Wilfredo Lam and others.
La Brasita review: The star of this family-owned restaurant is a pupusa that finds a connection between El Salvador and the Chesapeake Bay.
WIT’s artistic and executive director is steering the improv institution back into in-person performances.
J. Allen Brack was specifically named in the sexual harassment and gender discrimination lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard on July 20.
Toyota's CUE team, led by Tomohiro Nomi (front, third from left), has designed a basketball robot that has delighted observers at the Olympics, (Ben Golliver/The Post)
Your next smartphone might use one of Google's own chips. What does that mean for you?
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