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Since the U.S. killing of a key Iranian general two years ago, Iran-backed militias have acquired scores of attack drones — along with a growing willingness to use them.
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) each signaled he had secured the votes to proceed, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) put the House on track to adopt the measure Tuesday evening.
The line outside the San Jose courthouse for Elizabeth Holmes’s trial Nov. 30. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)
The trial for the former CEO of the failed blood-testing start-up Theranos has become a circus of spectators at the San Jose courthouse. The line to get one of the limited seats often stretches to more than 50 people before 7 a.m., winding past the courthouse gates.
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In the mid-19th century, hundreds of thousands of new Americans found homes in buildings such as this one, preserved as a museum.
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Fred Hiatt1955-2021
Over the course of his tenure on the editorial page, as an editorial writer, columnist and editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt wrote hundreds of signed columns and even more unsigned editorials. His topics ranged broadly, but if there was one theme that dominated, it was his fierce commitment to protecting human rights and safeguarding democracy, at home and abroad.
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The campaign against the 1936 “Nazi Olympics” included civil rights groups, college presidents, newspapers, labor organizations, politicians and others, but Germany still got the propaganda win it had been seeking.
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Manatees feed at a care center in Tampa. (AFP/Getty Images)
More than 1,000 Florida manatees — about 15 percent of the state’s population — have died this year, many from starvation as their food sources disappear.
A healthy snowpack this winter could help replenish water levels during the spring melt season but, if snowpack is limited, deficits will deepen.
The U.S. climate envoy said no government in the world can fund clean energy at the scale necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but the private sector could help fill that gap in investment.
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Ed Hatz of Lakewood, Calif., poses as Santa at the 84th annual Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Mich.
For those who don’t play video games, buying a gift for a gamer can be a risky proposition. While everyone may want one of the new-generation consoles, we’re going to focus on some less expensive, easier to find ideas.
For many who spent more than $800 on the calendar, opening the doors resulted in limited luxuries and a lot of disappointment.
The Cornell University law professor, an outspoken critic of Wall Street banks, had been in line to oversee them as comptroller of the currency. Omarova had faced pushback from Republicans as well as moderate Democrats.
For all of his bluster on the subject, when his life was on the line, hydroxychloroquine was apparently not part of the picture.
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit the World War II Memorial on Tuesday. (Reuters)
The president and first lady Jill Biden also paid tribute to the late senator Robert J. Dole, who was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service in the war.
Evacuees from Afghanistan disembark from a British Royal Air Force plane in southern England on Aug. 24. (AFP/Getty Images)
The former desk officer in the U.K. Foreign Office said that thousands of emails from Afghans potentially eligible for flights out went unread and that animals were prioritized over people in an airlift.
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LauncherVideo Game News & Analysis
“Halo Infinite” hasn’t even officially released yet, but its esports circuit has hosted a series of open competitions for hundreds of teams vying for a spot to compete in the game’s first major tournament later this month.
The lawmakers voted in favor of a plan to redraw the boundaries of the city’s wards, making the fast-growing Navy Yard neighborhood a part of the historically low-income Ward 8 and the easternmost section of Capitol Hill a part of Ward 7.
Isabella Sanchez with her fifth-grade students at Garrison Elementary School in D.C. (Allison Shelley for The Post)
While educators in D.C. are more racially diverse than the national average, the city’s public and public charter schools have struggled to resolve a deficit of Latino teachers and male teachers of color.
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Tony and Susie Troxler with baby Lily in Greensboro, N.C., on Oct. 3. (Courtesy of Susie Troxler)
"Having her in our lives is really quite the miracle,” Susie Troxler said about her infant.
The "love of my life" is now married to someone else and expecting, and it's hard to stop wishing the worst for them all.
Reader sent an apology but doesn’t think the comment warrants being called “un-woke.”
Reader wonders if a fancy pantsuit or a sport jacket and slacks is “cocktail attire.”
In the background, from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, and in the  foreground, from left, Yoko Ono and John Lennon in a scene from “Get Back.” (Disney+ via AP)
In Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary, Paul McCartney writes "Get Back" in a number of minutes. Many musicians felt validated.
“Learwife,” by J.R. Thorp examines one of the more mysterious aspects of Shakespeare’s play.
A posthumously published story collection by the best-selling author of “The Shadow of the Wind” blends the familiar with a new perspective.
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