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The stopgap bill would fund the government until Feb. 18, and the House could vote on it as soon as Thursday. But it’s still unclear whether the measure can be rushed through the Senate by midnight Friday, which is the deadline to avert a government shutdown.
President Biden is set to unveil a plan that includes at-home test kits for no cost, more access to booster shots, stricter testing of travelers coming to the United States.
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Cargo vessels share space with oil platforms near the Los Angeles-Long Beach port on Oct. 5. (AP)
Previous research had suggested a possible increase in storm intensity in recent decades, tied to climate change. This study also finds that both hurricanes are increasing in frequency, a more controversial idea.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)
Traditionally, it is a time to enjoy fried foods, which symbolizes the miracle of oil that was supposed to only last for one night but instead burned for eight. So, here are eight recipes from classic to perhaps new-to-you.
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More than 20 states have considered, tested or launched digital versions of driver’s licenses in recent years.
Tom Marmet, an aspiring social worker, was hit by a stray bullet in the District. Now his family is decrying a plea bargain for the killer.
Metro officials discuss problems with the wheel set on the new 7000 series. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
The NTSB also issued a safety alert calling for all transit and commuter rail systems to check for wheels that have improperly tilted from axles.
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