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The U.S. delegation marches in the Opening Ceremonies. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
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Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron
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Three famous Japanese baseball figures take part in torch relay
10:47 a.m.
Torch relay concludes its long — delayed — journey from Greece
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Among U.S. Olympians, 83 percent are vaccinated against coronavirus
By Adam Kilgore
Peacock’s Olympic TV schedule is limited. It’s all part of NBC’s plan.
By Matt Bonesteel
NBC has had to improvise to revamp its well-oiled Olympics machine
A swimmer wanted her nursing baby in Tokyo. The rules were so ‘drastic,’ she chose to leave him home.
By Andrea Salcedo
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Tonga’s shirtless flag bearer is back, but this time he has competition
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Amazon to investigate discrimination after petition wins backing of hundreds of employees
By Jay Greene
A scandal-scarred Senate candidate wants a Trump endorsement. Some GOP advisers worry he’ll get it.
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Cleveland drops ‘Indians’ name, will rebrand MLB team as ‘Guardians’
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Tensions simmer in Haiti amid funeral for assassinated president
By Adam Taylor1 hour ago
OPINIONS
What the fight between Fauci and Rand Paul is really about
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Some Republicans are pushing people to get vaccinated. It may be too late.
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We are fiddling while the world burns, floods and chokes
Opinion by Eugene Robinson
Have Trump voters come down with a serious case of Snowflake Syndrome?
Opinion by Greg Sargent
The FBI’s ‘investigation’ of Kavanaugh was laughable
Opinion by Ruth Marcus
The GOP’s dangerous compact with extremism just became clearer
Opinion by Michael Gerson
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A rising number of shootings in cities nationwide has led to more deaths, left communities including the District struggling to quell gun violence and put residents on edge.
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A scandal-scarred Senate candidate wants Donald Trump’s endorsement. Other Republicans worry he’ll give it.
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Democrats rally around Pelosi as GOP threatens payback for snub in Jan. 6 probe
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to reject GOP appointments to a panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot won strong backing from House Democrats.
By Mike DeBonis, Jacqueline Alemany and Paul Kane 
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By Salvador Rizzo
Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts
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WORLD
A tuk-tuk driver in Bangkok on July 21. Thailand reported a record number of new infections Friday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Surging virus cases in Asia spur new rules, travel bans
Surging coronavirus cases — in places such as Australia, Malaysia and Thailand — have been blamed on the more contagious delta variant.
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Italy makes health pass mandatory for many leisure activities, in bid to pressure the unvaccinated
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South Korea’s chicken joints have their wings clipped by coronavirus surge
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Wives of alleged Haiti assassins left in the dark, desperate for word or to repatriate bodies
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200 fully vaccinated D.C. residents have tested positive for coronavirus
Officials said the 200 infections and four deaths show that vaccines have largely protected the more than 375,000 District residents who are fully vaccinated.
By Lola Fadulu and Ovetta Wiggins 
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By Petula Dvorak
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Fixed mortgage rates are back down to February lows after sharp decline in bond yields and removal of unpopular refinance fee
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U.S. stocks extend rally into fourth day, even as delta concerns grow
The Dow pops 200 points at the open, putting it on track to end the week in positive territory after enduring its worst one-day loss of 2021.
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Major East Coast Internet outage causes Amazon, AirBNB, FedEx and other sites to crash — again
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HEALTH & SCIENCE
A Thai health worker prepares a shot of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Bangkok. (AP)
Two doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines effective against delta variant, study says
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Going to space for fun? You should be taxed, lawmaker says.
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Milwaukee celebrates NBA championship and ‘Bucks in Six Day’ with a parade
The parade’s conclusion is at Fiserv Forum, where the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 to win their first NBA championship since 1971.
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By Gene Wang
Jets assistant Greg Knapp dies at 58 after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle
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Accomplished endurance athlete found dead near a summit in Yosemite National Park
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NFL warns teams that covid outbreaks among unvaccinated players could cause forfeits
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Johnniqua Charles’s detainment by a uniformed security guard became a viral sensation that speaks to the need for criminal justice reform.
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The quiet shame of parenting with a fear of vomiting
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Who gets to define a place? In this New Delhi slum, it’s women’s voices that are being heard.
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The teen love triangle is a complicated TV tradition. ‘Never Have I Ever’ actually pulls it off.
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