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The new Republican cuts target the extra $300 in weekly payments that millions of Americans have received in addition to their unemployment checks. The White House has said it does not believe the federal benefits have created a significant crunch in the labor market. 
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the party’s third-highest leader, has engaged in a raging months-long dispute with other House Republicans in a battle over the party’s principles.
Unlike other Taliban offensives in recent months, these have not triggered a barrage of heavy U.S. air support, officials in Afghanistan said.
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With his memoir, the star of “Pretty in Pink” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” serves up the tantalizing memories he once tried to forget.
Capt. Kristen Griest, who made history in 2015 as one of the first two women to graduate from the Army’s famously difficult Ranger School, has watched with concern as her service began revising its new combat fitness test.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's party gained a strong showing in Scottish Parliament elections, setting up a potential clash with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Former president Barack Obama shared on May 8 that family dog Bo had died after a battle with cancer. (Monica Rodman/The Post)
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Billionaire Elon Musk is set to host "Saturday Night Live" on May 8. He faces criticism from both fans of the show and its own cast members.
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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) speaks to a member before the opening session of the 114th Congress on Jan. 6, 2015, when she was a freshman lawmaker. (Andrew Harnik for The Post)
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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is expected to become House Republican Conference chair after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is voted out.
Matt Gaetz (Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) mocked Democrats — and some fellow Republicans — and vowed that former president Donald Trump’s influence on the GOP is here to stay.
More than 200 protesters were injured in clashes with police in Jerusalem's Old City.
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The oldest remains date from between 100,000 and 90,000 years ago, while the other eight are believed to date from 50,000 to 68,000 years ago, the Italian Culture Ministry said.
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Jonathan Bush, father of Billy Bush and uncle of President George W. Bush, was the last surviving sibling of the 41st president.
The highly unusual method Derrick Maurice Herlong is said to have used to surveil his alleged victim is bound to raise some concerns for the privacy-conscious.
The politicization of masks during the coronavirus pandemic has enflamed people.
Facing pandemic-era crowd limits and a bitter internal feud over to how to pick candidates for November's elections, the state's GOP party is holding a convention like none other.
The Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of three Washington Post reporters over reporting they conducted during the early months of the Trump administration, according to government letters and officials. (AP)
The action grew out of a leak investigation surrounding reporting on Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
At Imperfecto, chef Enrique Limardo aims to bridge Latin America and the Mediterranean.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
A photographer revisits some of his favorite clubs, which went dark during the pandemic and are waiting to reopen.
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Parker Hanson, a reliever at Augustana University in South Dakota, has received offers to pay for a new prosthetic and to raise money for charity, but he must get an NCAA waiver to accept donations.
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A global ecosystem of artists has penetrated the once-niche space of non-fungible token (NFTs), prompted by passion and curiosity. Most aren’t raking in millions or leading major sales. But many are making a decent living — ditching side gigs and supporting families — all by selling art in a form most of us hadn’t even heard of until the Beeple sale.
Months after "Potential Breakup Song" went viral on TikTok, Aly and AJ Michalka are releasing a new album meant to feel "timeless and classic."