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The Mexican government plans to file an unusual lawsuit alleging that American gunmakers facilitate the illegal flow of weapons across the border via lax controls over weapons sales, according to documents obtained by The Post.
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Leonard Scott, left, and Mardy Scales drop the baton at the 2005 world championships. (AP)
The challenge for the U.S. 4x100 men’s relay: Handoffs, handoffs, handoffs. Here’s why passing a baton is so hard.
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Every gymnast who medaled in the floor final, including gold medalist Jade Carey from the United States, was at least 21 years old. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The window between ages 14 and 18 was once seen as the best time to compete at the Olympics, but the average age of medal winners in Tokyo was 20.6, the highest since 1968.
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Muhammad ran a race worthy of the gold medal and produced a time that broke the world record, but her U.S. teammate caught and passed her on the final sprint.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States25312379
2China32221670
3Russian O.C.14211853
4Britain15181548
5Japan2171240
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A police officer was fatally stabbed in a violent encounter outside the Pentagon on Aug. 3. The officer’s alleged assailant was also killed.
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With coronavirus infections rising and border crossings at a 20-year high, the Department of Homeland Security plan would provide the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to migrants in U.S. custody.
Gov. Mike Parson (R) delivered on his promise to pardon the pair, who were charged after they brandished guns as demonstrators went past their home in St. Louis in June 2020.
Flames engulf trees as the Dixie Fire jumps Highway 89 north of Greenville in Plumas County, Calif., on Tuesday. (AP)
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for Chester, Calif., which has a population of about 2,000, as well as Hamilton Branch and the Lake Almanor Peninsula, lakeside communities with resorts.
The council voted unanimously on a plan that boosts social programs, thanks in part to billions in federal funds and a new tax hike on the rich.
Adventist Health Care Fort Washington Medical Center is seeing fewer seniors and more young people reporting covid symptoms. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
The anxiety for many physicians and health-care workers is creeping back as they watch an uptick in the region’s coronavirus caseload and infection rate.
This file photo shows the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (AFP/Getty Images)
Boeing was hoping to kick off Orbital Flight Test 2 at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. The capsule and rocket were poised to blast off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
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Nick Kyrgios fell to Mackenzie McDonald in the first round of the Citi Open. (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
The roller coaster ride that has been Kyrgios’s tennis career careened into Washington’s Citi Open on Tuesday, but the thrill was short-lived.
Travel comes with the territory for pro tennis players, but some said adjusting to the time change had an impact on sleep schedules.
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(National Gallery of Art/Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York/Lillian Bassman Estate)
“The New Woman Behind the Camera” at the National Gallery of Art is a survey of about 200 photographs taken by women from around the world in the four decades after World War I.
Driver plays a stand-up comedian and Marion Cotillard is the opera singer he falls in love with in Leos Carax’s film.
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