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Losing ControlHow Criminal Groups are Transforming Mexico
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For the first time, Mexico has committed to a serious effort to find its missing people. But a new wave of disappearances is more baffling, more complex than what happened during Latin America’s dirty wars of the 1970s and 1980s. It coincides with the drug war and the country’s troubled transition to democracy.
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The president’s daughter released an email showing that she told Trump hotel executives to charge “market price.” The hotel is accused of overcharging.
Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property in Orange County, Calif. (Video: The Post; photo: AP)
Howling winds and dry vegetation are leading to a volatile situation in Southern California as coronavirus cases surge and people are told to stay at home.
The outcome could have profound implications for President-elect Joe Biden’s plans to pursue diplomacy with Tehran.
Kraft will not face criminal punishment, but the women he was accused of patronizing have pleaded guilty to prostitution and must pay thousands of dollars in fines.
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As their special-needs children fall behind, these parents are desperate for schools to reopen
While pandemic school closures have been challenging for many children, special-needs students like McKenzie West are falling further behind.
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The second-ranking Senate Democrat threw his support behind a proposal that would force him to give up a powerful subcommittee post overseeing the Pentagon budget amid a heated internal reckoning after the caucus came up short of expectations in a fourth straight election.
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President Trump’s claims about fraud are heavily layered with confusing jargon and rely on the naivete of his audience.
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An attack ad in the Georgia Senate run-off relies on out-of-context video clips to make its case.
The new rule, set to affect tens of millions of people, intensifies the conflict between Beijing and Washington.
Alek Minassian has admitted driving the van in the 2018 attack that killed 10 people in Toronto. His lawyer says he’s not criminally responsible.
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Maj. Naiem Asadi, commonly known as the most lethal aviator in Afghanistan, helped save a downed U.S. pilot in July.
Despite a resurgence in the virus, South Korea is plowing ahead with a high-stakes exam for half a million students.
Uunona has no connection to his unusual namesake — but does have a sense of humor about the situation.
World War II-era mountain boots with crampons are among the items being unloaded from the museum support center of the U.S. Army Center of Military History. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
With 47 museums in the United States, Germany and South Korea — and duplicates of nearly everything — a massive culling is underway.
He called the former college football coach "one of the greatest coaches in American history" in a mostly mask-free White House  ceremony. Both men have previously tested positive for the coronvirus.
Surging demand and financial strain are leaving ambulance services exhausted and running out of funds.
Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP)
The Justice Department sued Facebook over allegations that it discriminated against Americans in the way it hired temporary foreign workers for thousands of well-paid positions.
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The Steelers did just enough to beat the Ravens on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
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The Steelers held off the Ravens to remain ahead of the Chiefs and Saints at the top of the list. The Titans, Packers, Seahawks, Bills, Browns and Dolphins moved up. The Colts and Rams fell from the top 10.
While the Nats unsurprisingly tendered contracts to Trea Turner and Juan Soto, Kris Bryant will remain with the Cubs until further notice. A trade could send him elsewhere this winter.
Rafer Johnson1935–2020
He later worked as an actor and Special Olympics organizer, and he helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin.
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The work is the first to emerge from Ava DuVernay’s Law Enforcement Accountability Project, which launched in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Emmy winner Ahmed evaluates projects such as “Sound of Metal” using two metrics: “Does it stretch me, and does it stretch culture?”
“It takes a huge toll to live the trauma of being a Black person in a white-supremacist country and then write it as well,” Oluo said.
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Discovered in his attic, the letters in “Love, Kurt” feel both very private and very important.
The project’s aftermath made overt what happened behind the scenes as the video game industry grew from small teams to major productions.