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Telling vaccinated people they can discard their masks signals the power of the shots, but critics say the move was hasty and difficult to implement with a majority of Americans still unprotected.
Violinist Midori will be celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors on June 6. (Elias Williams for The Post)
The internationally celebrated violinist, activist and educator is one of five Kennedy Center honorees this spring.
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Polls show a strong majority of those who are refusing the vaccine already feel safe interacting without masks. And there's going to be little to stop them from doing so now.
The seemingly alarming news was in keeping with what medical professionals expected of the vaccines' efficacy.
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As tweens and teens get vaccinated and the CDC relaxes mask rules, most families with smaller kids still need to be careful — but those enrolled in vaccine trials are getting an early start on resuming normal activities.
Officials cautioned it could take days for the aftereffects of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack to subside.
Contractors for Cyber Ninjas examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election on May 3 in Phoenix. (Courtney Pedroza for The Post)
A federal grand jury indicted the former Minneapolis police officers last week on charges they violated Floyd’s constitutional rights.
Former president Donald Trump treated CBP enforcement data like a stock report, but Biden officials say they are focused on the root causes of migration.
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The California gubernatorial candidate and former Olympian has changed her tone on which gender-specific sports teams transgender girls can join.
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Documents from stolen Iranian archives show surprising innovation as Iran embarked on a crash course to build a nuclear weapon.
The mass protest resembled similar actions that took place in the United States during the Trump administration, when community members and activists sought to block ICE from carrying out deportations and raids.
The cease-fire does not bring the Taliban and the Afghan government closer to a peace agreement, and many Afghans fear that once violence resumes, it will only increase.
In a podcast interview, Harry said he wants to avoid passing on his pain to his children.
Those charged publicly so far with federal crimes for storming the Capitol in January, hail from 259 counties spread across 44 states and D.C. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)
Since the Jan. 6 riot, more than 400 people in the pro-Trump mob that day have been arrested — a number that could still grow substantially.
Marine Corps Maj. Christopher Warnagiris was the first person to push through the Capitol's East Rotunda doors, prosecutors said.
Body camera footage from D.C. police Officer Michael Fanone shows him screaming in agony after a pro-Trump mob dragged him down the U.S. Capitol steps, beat him and Tasered him.
A judge on Thursday delayed the planned August trial for the three former Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting Derek Chauvin in the death of Floyd.
The U.S. population has shifted dramatically over the past century. Newly released census data adds a new chapter to the story of the nation’s winners and losers and hints at changes to come in the decades ahead.
The ruling could lead to further appeals and set precedent in prosecution of federal officers by state prosecutors.
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My epic struggle to say it to one of my best friends.
The senator from Illinois discusses her years of poverty and how that informs what she brings to the job.
Interruptions in conversation used to be natural. Try it on a video call.
Disney announced it would soon bring back movies exclusively to theaters and is preparing to accommodate theme-park customers at pre-pandemic levels.
A bipartisan proposal would let people wait until they’re 75 to begin taking (federally taxable) distributions from their retirement accounts.
The retailer is pulling cards “out of an abundance of caution" after a parking lot dispute at a Wisconsin store turned violent.
National Guard troops are seen in D.C. after the Capitol riot. Amateur “sedition hunters” have used a facial recognition tool to hunt suspected rioters. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
While most facial recognition tools are reserved for police or government use, PimEyes is open to the masses, whether they’re hunting down U.S. Capitol riot suspects or stalking women around the Web.
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For this season and (maybe) this season only, the NBA will use a mini tournament to determine the last two playoff seeds in each conference.
Washington continued to add to its overhauled secondary by signing the six-year veteran. He was one of the Dolphins team captains the past two years and has experience at safety or as a cornerback.
Maryland defender Lizzie Colson. (Greg Fiume/Maryland Athletics)
The star Maryland lacrosse defender spent a lot of time hurting in silence after tearing her ACL.