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Louis Dekmar, who has run the LaGrange Police Department for 26 years, is training his officers to shoot for the legs, pelvis or abdomen in situations where they think it could stop a deadly threat without killing the source of that threat. Dekmar enjoys strong support in his community but faces much criticism from police leaders elsewhere.
Fourteen expats spoke with The Washington Post about their struggles to get the shots, saying they received little guidance from the Biden administration and watched enviously as hundreds of thousands of doses in the United States expired without any takers.
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The iconic monument’s dome and marble surfaces were darkened by an advanced, growing biofilm infestation. Now, laser cleaning and power washing have returned the building to almost-new condition.
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An Istanbul street dog has become a regular commuter, using the city’s public transportation network to travel up to 30 kilometers a day using subway trains, ferries, buses and historic trams.
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People attend the Governors Ball music festival in N.Y. last month. (AP)
The events are in the common position of contributing to the climate crisis while being weighed down by their own practices.
The vastly different ways these small towns are managing their water supplies highlight how uneven California’s brutal drought has been across the state — and even within a single county.
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A license plate reader that scans every passing vehicle greets motorists entering the Paradise Hills neighborhood in Golden, Colo., outside Denver. (Stephen Speranza for The Post)
The devices are rapidly reshaping private security in American neighborhoods, bringing police surveillance tools to the masses with an automated watchdog that records 24 hours a day. They've created a new point of friction between crime-fearing residents and their privacy-minded neighbors.
The tracking software alerts officials when a student might be considering suicide. But some have raised questions about privacy and equity.
At Maiz64, Oaxacan chef Alam Méndez Florián shows flashes of innovative cooking.
New developments have brought beer gardens, pop-up bars and a 1,600-seat performing arts center to Tysons.
Día de los Muertos returns to the Wharf, and the 17th Street High Heel Race celebrates its 34th edition.
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