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Judge Harlin Hale’s decision comes as the influential gun lobby has tried to fend off a far-reaching lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general that accused top officials at the nonprofit of fraud and self-dealing.
Military officials in both camps girded for the battles to intensify, with Israel calling up eight battalions of reservists.
“You’re the monster that no one sees coming,” U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh told Reta Mays before announcing her sentence in a courtroom in Clarksburg, W.Va.
Samantha Power, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, in Washington. (Bill O’Leary/The Post)
The new head of USAID argues that the United States can win a global soft-power contest with China by helping other countries in their “hour of greatest need.”
Illegal entries along the Mexico border remain at the highest levels in 20 years.
The decision that the two-shot regimen is safe and effective for younger adolescents had been highly anticipated by many parents and pediatricians, particularly with the growing gap between what vaccinated and unvaccinated people may do safely.
At left, Audrey Elder, 8, and brother Kenneth Elder, 6, loved their semester in Alaska. At right, Inès Macaron stands in front of her French school during the first day of class. (Lyra Elder; Pia Decarsin)
For some families that took this most extreme of steps — switching counties, states or even countries in search of in-person schooling or sports amid the pandemic — the results surpassed their hopes, and they don’t want to let go.
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As drug companies expand coronavirus vaccine access to children, officials are working to persuade people who are skeptical or unwilling to get vaccinated.
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According to prepared remarks, Christopher C. Miller plans to offer a timeline and justify his choices regarding the timing and manner of National Guard deployment to the Capitol on Jan. 6 before a congressional panel Wednesday.
"Zero Fail" depicts missteps, successes and evolution of the agency tasked with protecting the president.
In a hearing Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked top infectious-disease expert Anthony S. Fauci about NIH funding of research in China. (The Washington Post)
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The unsubstantiated theories about the infectious-disease expert take things to another level.
The chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has privately warned that tax plans could hurt vulnerable incumbents.
Conservative pushback against expanded unemployment benefits echoes decades of arguments that government assistance makes people lazy.
The number of shootings in America appears to be on the rise. In just two days, more than 260 shootings across the United States killed 94 people and injured 236, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.
Snow has fallen in the Mile High City over nine straight months, spanning 245 days.
Bill Nelson, center, after his ceremonial swearing-in as NASA administrator. (AP)
The new NASA administrator said he plans to spend much of his time and energy lobbying Congress for the money to land astronauts on the moon.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency in response to a cyberattack affecting operations of the Colonial Pipeline, a key source of fuel for much of the East Coast.
The GOP chose the former private-equity chief as its nominee Monday. Trump’s endorsement is just the first sign of the high national profile of this year’s elections in Virginia, which are widely seen as a harbinger of next year’s midterm congressional races.
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The billionaire wants to draw more underrepresented students into doctoral degree programs. With his latest gift, Johns Hopkins University plans to partner with historically Black and other minority-serving colleges to make that happen.
It was a second consecutive day of losses for Wall Street, which has been rattled in recent weeks by the rising price of goods across the economy and the potential for interest rate hikes that would raise the cost of borrowing.
Agency staffers have also complained that a lack of functioning printers and copiers has contributed to the delays.
Medina Spirit, center, the winner of the 147th Kentucky Derby, peeks from his stall after arriving at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Monday. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
An overhaul of the aging track is underway, and a redevelopment plan could help revitalize the nearby area.
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Norman Lloyd1914–2021
Lloyd performed on the stage and screen for nine decades. He may be best remembered for playing the villain who dangles from the Statue of Liberty at the climax of Alfred Hitchcock’s World War II propaganda thriller “Saboteur.” 
The announcements follow the decision by the governor to remove, as of May 19, most of New York’s capacity restrictions on indoor gatherings.
In “Notes on Grief,” the novelist chronicles the brutal aftermath of her father’s death.
A firefighter protects a young boy from killers in a pulpy, borderline laughable thriller.