Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Amid the highly transmissible delta variant and the widespread resumption of normal activities, the seven-day average of coronavirus cases nationwide has risen by about 60 percent in the past week alone.
It’s not just anti-vaxers and covid deniers who are hesitant to take their teenagers to the vaccination clinic.
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Tokyo Olympicschevron-rightSchedule, events and more

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States20211657
2China23141350
3Russian O.C.11181342
4Britain10101232
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With restrictions lifting and schedules changing, both pets and humans are experiencing separation anxiety.
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A photo of Henrietta Lacks at the home of her grandson, Ron Lacks, in 2017. Lacks’s cells were collected from her without consent. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Ben Crump says he plans to seek compensation from the pharmaceutical companies than made money from medical research that used her cells.
Advocates say D.C. hasn’t put its money where its mouth is when it comes to taking control of parole.
Legislators plan to allocate $4.3 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds and make judicial appointments.
From left, Reyna Sosa, Gloria Gomez and Reina Moreno protest Saturday in front of the home of D.C. Council member Brooke Pinto (D-Ward 2). (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
Protesters renewed calls for the D.C. Council to include an additional $165 million in the new city budget to help workers not eligible for federal coronavirus pandemic aid or unemployment benefits.
Chicago evened the series with a 6-3 victory Saturday night at Nationals Park.
Midfielder Sebastian Lletget and U.S. Coach Gregg Berhalter aim to defeat Mexico in a championship game for the second time in less than two months. (Getty Images)
The teams renew their bitter rivalry Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Matches between these teams, particularly when a trophy or a World Cup berth is at stake, are sure-bet epics — fueled by a rivalry that percolated for decades before boiling over the past 20 years.
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The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino helped persuade Congress to create the new cultural site and is pressing for it to be built in the increasingly crowded space.
Derek Paley, director of the Maryland Robotics Center, wants to make scooters more accessible throughout the D.C. region. (Derek Paley)
An artificial intelligence expert has recruited a group of College Park students to build and test scooters that will reposition themselves in more convenient locations so people will use them more often.
Cruelty to a girlfriend drove her away and now "the guilt is killing me."
Her “bandwidth” is for their 2 young children, and he resents it.
Woman loses boyfriends when she refuses to move in.
The Korean American artist is the subject of an international traveling retrospective, the first major show since his death in 2006. Widely regarded as the founder of video art, he famously coined the term “electronic superhighway.” And his most famous work, “TV Buddha,” endures as a standoff between spirituality and technology — and between past and future.
A new collection of her writings is by turns merry, angry and jarringly sad.
This arresting photograph, titled “Soul of the Ganges,” was captured in 2019. (Ximena Echague)
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