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The recommendation is far narrower than what the companies and top officials in the Biden administration had initially sought.
The Defense Department had defended the Aug. 29 operation as a “righteous strike,” saying that officials believed the car was loaded with explosives for an imminent attack. In fact, the driver was a longtime aid worker for a U.S.-based group and was hauling water cans for his family.
Medical workers pronate a 39-year-old unvaccinated covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, on Aug. 31. (AP)
The most feared scenarios of the pandemic are happening in parts of the United States as infections remain at surge levels. The country is averaging about 153,000 new covid cases and 1,940 deaths each day this week.
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California firefighters are attempting to save General Sherman and other trees in Sequoia National Park by wrapping their bases in aluminum.
Top left clockwise: Mitzi Jonelle Tan; flames in the Philippines; Dominique Palmer; flood debris in Germany (Getty Images)
Young people coming of age in an era of natural disasters are facing another struggle, too: growing anxiety about climate change. Experts warn of the emotional toll that will come from the warming of the planet, which for many people, now feels a lot more up close.
Two Dutch ministers resigned this week after criticism of their role in evacuation efforts.
Afghan boys read the Koran in a madrassa, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul on April 18. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)
“All middle and high schools and madrassas should begin teaching from tomorrow, Saturday,” the announcement read. “All male students and male teachers must be present at their schools.”
Urns containing the cremated remains of 13 Maricopa County residents are placed in their resting place at White Tanks Cemetery. (Caitlin O’Hara for The Post)
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There are no official statistics about how many unclaimed bodies are buried across America, but a six-month Post investigation that included more than 100 interviews with medical examiners and officials from Maine to California found that every year tens of thousands of lives end this way.
Leaundra Mathews, 23, has been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and first-degree murder. She and her sister, Lemae Mathews, were 18 at the time of their brother’s death.
Blinding rain fell during rush hour on asphalt and concrete surfaces with inadequate runoff.
Refugees from Afghanistan arrive Aug. 30 at Dulles International Airport. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
Aid groups expect thousands of evacuees to settle in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.
Foraging is “like the adult Easter egg hunt, just going out and finding something. It’s very primal.”
The next few weekends are packed with fall festivals. Here are some of the best.
Get ready for Oktoberfests, outdoor festivals, including the H Street Festival, and free admission at local museums.
The Nats must develop more players who are worth paying good money to see, so Septembers at the ballpark can go back to being electric.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Brad Holman and Larry Pardo wrote that the Nationals “pretended” to consider their request for religious exemptions.
Salazar was banned in 2019 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which cited alleged actions that he and endocrinologist Jeffrey Brown undertook between 2009 and 2012.
The Washington Football Team’s head coach found reasons for both hope and concern in a resilient win over the New York Giants.