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Some of nation’s largest hospitals say vaccine mandates are working
The controversy surrounding fired hospital employees, lawsuits and protests obscured a simple fact: The vaccine mandates worked, administrators say.
By Meryl Kornfield and Annabelle Timsit
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Publix heiress, funder of Jan. 6 rally, gave $150,000 to GOP attorneys general association
By Beth Reinhard, Jacqueline Alemany and Tom Hamburger1 hour ago
Manchin slams Sanders after newspaper opinion piece that urged him to support spending package
By Andrew Jeong
White House looks to scale back climate initiative after pushback from Manchin
By Tony Romm, Tyler Pager and Jeff Stein1 hour ago
Marine’s court-martial highlights the military straining to deal with partisan politics
By Dan Lamothe
U.S. plans to make payments to families of Afghans killed in strike
Green sky at night over Taiwan’s islands heralds a different kind of squid game
By Alicia Chen and Lily Kuo
The Falahs — from left, Eva, Eihab, Fadeeleh, Zaid and Rami — on a trip to the Dolomite mountains in Italy. (Rami Falah)
From The Magazine
A broken community poured its heart into helping a broken family. What resulted was an extraordinary gift.
By Lynda Schuster
Medical Mysteries
Her unexplained jitteriness and weight loss were telling clues
By Sandra G. Boodman1 hour ago
How to ask for a raise when companies are desperate for workers
By Meryl Kornfield1 hour ago
OPINIONS
Will the Marines let Lt. Col. Scheller off with a slap on the wrist?
Opinion by James Hohmann
Finally Understand Kyrsten Sinema in 360 Easy Steps
Opinion by Alexandra Petri
What does Kyrsten Sinema want? A Parisian holiday.
Opinion by Dana Milbank
One bad call for the Giants; one giant leap toward robo-umpires
Opinion by David Von Drehle
A pivotal political season approaches for a changing D.C.
Opinion by Colbert I. King
Going green must not mean enriching autocrats
Opinion by the Editorial Board
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Justice Dept. to ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law for now
By Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow
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British police probe Islamist extremist links in MP’s killing
Authorities declared the stabbing of David Amess an act of terrorism.
By Karla Adam and William Booth32 minutes ago
Killing highlights risks to elected officials around the world
Analysis
The era of uncomfortable inflation is here, and it’s changing the economy
By Heather Long
How to spend less — or even make more money — as prices rise
Texas school official tells teachers that Holocaust books should be countered with ‘opposing’ views
By Meryl Kornfield and Timothy Bella
Post Reports
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Kenyan police called a suspected serial child killer a ‘vampire.’ A mob beat him to death after his escape.
By Rael Ombuor, Rachel Chason and Amy Cheng
Netflix fires employee for leaks about Chappelle special amid backlash
By Timothy Bella1 hour ago
TV Review
In ‘Succession’ Season 3, the Roys are more vulnerable than ever
By Inkoo Kang
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Restaurant Review
Quattro Osteria puts fun on the plate and in the room
By Tom Sietsema
Second Glance: Can you find the differences between two doll shop photos
By Randy Mays
How a museum dedicated to ‘The Mad Booths of Maryland’ deals with infamy — and fame
By Eddie Dean
THE HOME YOU OWN
10 low-maintenance houseplants you are very unlikely to kill
By Marissa Hermanson
How to clean your bathroom in 10 minutes, 30 minutes or an hour
By Christina Sturdivant Sani
Advice on space heaters, power outages and other winter home preparations
By Helen Carefoot
How to replace wired smoke detectors — and prevent them from chirping
By Jeanne Huber
GUIDE TO THE PANDEMIC
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Group’s vote may lead FDA to push booster for J&J recipients
The Food and Drug Administration will take up its advisory committee’s recommendation to authorize boosters for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with a decision expected within days.
By Carolyn Y. Johnson and Yasmeen Abutaleb
FDA panel recommends Moderna booster for people 65 and older
By Carolyn Y. Johnson and Yasmeen Abutaleb
Tracking vaccinations, state by state
By Naema Ahmed, Dan Keating, Garland Potts, Monica Ulmanu and Jessica Wolfrom
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NAVIGATING YOUR LIFE
No cash? No problem. Here’s how to tip while traveling without it.
New movies to stream this week: ‘The Velvet Underground,’ ‘Needle in a Timestack’ and more
Perspective
These new travel carry-on bags are on a roll (if you can find them)
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CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
Vinisha Umashankar, 14, wants solar-powered carts to replace charcoal-powered ironing. (Courtesy of The Earthshot Prize)
These innovations could win 1 million pounds from Prince William
On Sunday, he is hosting a kind of Oscars awards and broadcast — for an audience into green hydrogen energy, coral reef restoration and using insects in compost toilets.
By Karla Adam and William Booth
Mid-Atlantic farms find ways to survive and thrive amid climate change and extreme weather
By Kasha Patel
Tracking Biden’s environmental actions
By Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and John Muyskens
The Climate 202Analysis
Abandoned wells are a huge climate problem
By Maxine Joselow
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Mourners of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. An Arab Israeli family. An extraordinary gift.
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Publix heiress, funder of Jan. 6 rally, gave $150,000 to GOP attorneys general association
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Vaccine mandates stoked fears of labor shortages. But hospitals say they’re working.
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What does Kyrsten Sinema want? A Parisian holiday.
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POLITICS
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Adding justices or term limits sparks sharp debate on Supreme Court commission
By Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow
Bill Clinton to remain hospitalized for ‘non-Covid-related infection’
By Amy B Wang
Republicans fault Buttigieg for time off with newborns. Democrats say he is showing the need for paid parental leave.
By Ian Duncan, Mariana Alfaro and Eugene Scott
WORLD
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Minority civilians are being targeted in Kashmir, causing many to flee
By Niha Masih and Shams Irfan
Christchurch city council ends contract with ‘wizard of New Zealand, Antarctica and relevant offshore areas’
By Sammy Westfall
Biden faces nations reluctant to repatriate Islamic State fighters from Syria
By Missy Ryan and Louisa Loveluck
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NATIONAL
Nikolas Cruz to plead guilty to killing 17 in 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
The plea would set the stage for a trial focusing on whether Cruz, 23, will be sentenced to death.
By Derek Hawkins and Mark Berman
After a slow start, Mid-Atlantic fall colors to improve in days ahead
By Ian Livingston
Apple fires employee who raised awareness of workplace misconduct allegations at the company
By Reed Albergotti
Tina Descovich, left, and Marie Rogerson, two of the co-founders of Moms for Liberty. (Zack Wittman for The Post)
Moms for Liberty makes ‘parental rights’ a slogan for conservative parents
By Tim Craig
Va. school board member resigns amid recall campaign led by conservative parent group
New survey: Most U.S. churchgoers trust their clergy for covid vaccine guidance, but clergy aren’t really offering it
By Michelle Boorstein
Perspective
Beyond blunt truths about Columbus Day, Biden presses for real progress for Indigenous people
By Joe Davidson
U.S. to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals
By María Luisa Paúl
SUNDAY BUSINESS
Inflation in the economy today is different. Here are four charts that can explain why.
By Alyssa Fowers and Rachel Siegel
Perspective
A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. Here’s how they make money after they quit.
By Karla L. Miller
She pulled herself from addiction by learning to code. Now she’s leading a worker uprising at Apple.
By Reed Albergotti
Warehouse jobs — recently thought of as jobs of the future — are suddenly jobs few workers want
By Abha Bhattarai
D.C., MD. & VA.
Beth Barts. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
School board member facing recall in Va. county resigns her position
Beth Barts had been targeted by Fight for Schools, a conservative parent group known for its advocacy against Loudoun’s equity work and whose founder is a former Trump administration official.
By Hannah Natanson
Dispute over Islamic cemetery in Stafford County resolved, Justice Department says
By Antonio Olivo
D.C. should consider excluding gun offenders from Youth Act leniency, police chief Contee says
By John Woodrow Cox
Encampment crackdown driving homeless from park to park as officials debate solutions
By Marissa J. Lang
D.C. leaders wants you to ride bikes. This month Capital Bikeshare raised its prices.
By Luz Lazo
D.C. to hold post-conviction reviews amid crisis at forensics department
By Emily Davies
Capital Weather Gang
D.C.-area forecast: Gusty showers and storms blow through today, then much cooler air spills in
By Ian Livingston
Known coronavirus deaths and cases per 100,000
GOING OUT GUIDE
These hotel rooftop bars offer excellent — and very different — views of D.C.
By Fritz Hahn
Something was fishy about this waiter’s sustainable-seafood claims
By Tom Sietsema
Where to watch spooky, scary movies around the D.C. area
By Olivia McCormack
REAL ESTATE
A Charles Goodman house for sale in Silver Spring, Md.
Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region
Mortgage rates reach highs not seen in six months
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Analysis
New CDC data reinforces the benefits of getting vaccinated
By Philip Bump
Arsenic in rice: What is and isn’t safe for adults and children
By Cara Rosenbloom
SCIENCE
When a fisherman pulled in his line, he knew he had ‘something weird’: A 40-pound alligator gar
By Paulina Firozi
China launches three astronauts to new space station
By Sammy Westfall
SPORTS
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Analysis
5 teams to watch in Week 7 of college football
Alarms are going off in Death Valley after an ugly loss to Kentucky and a tough second-half schedule coming up.
By Patrick Stevens
Virginia’s deft offense and two missed fields goals have masked its poor defense
Perspective
For Patrick Mahomes, the next step is embracing restraint
By Jerry Brewer
Would robot umpires have averted the Giants-Dodgers swing debacle?
By Steven Zeitchik
The Braves' Freddie Freeman and his son, Charlie, on Thursday afternoon. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
Dodgers and Braves, separated by 18 regular season wins, open NLCS on even footing
By Chelsea Janes
Correa, Altuve rally Astros past Red Sox in ALCS opener
By Dave Sheinin
Bradley Beal exits with a knee contusion as Wizards close preseason
By Ava Wallace
Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury won’t coach Sunday after positive coronavirus test
By Mark Maske
Kahleah Copper is good as gold as Sky takes 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals
By Kareem Copeland
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LIFESTYLE
Custodian Cristina Peña, left, with her daughter, Johana Peña, in 2019 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, Calif.  (Lucresia Medina)
She’s a medical student. Her mom is a custodian at the hospital where she trained.
“It’s crazy how life works sometimes,” tweeted Johana Peña with a photo of her and her mother. "Thank you, mama, I am so proud to be your daughter!”
By Cathy Free
Something was fishy about this waiter’s sustainable-seafood claims
By Tom Sietsema
How to store apples, broccoli, potatoes and more fall and winter produce
By Becky Krystal
ADVICE
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Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend keeps borrowing money, and she feels mostly alone
Her boyfriend is having money issues but also isn't “bringing the non-monetary equivalent to the relationship.”
Ask Amy: Baby shower brings on infantile behavior
Miss Manners: Illness takes patient’s hair, leaves nosy questions
THE LILY
Elevating stories about women
The September jobs report was disappointing for women. Here’s why 3 have decided to leave the workforce.
Perspective
Ask Dr. Andrea: I’m the only woman on my team. How can I stop being self-conscious about it?
Perspective
It’s time to ‘shift from the White male gaze’: Two Latinas in Hollywood on what it means to tell their stories
Perspective
What a National Park coordinator does in a workday
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Victoria Pedretti and Penn Badgley in “You.” (Netflix)
TV Review
Season 3 of ‘You’ is its best yet, thanks to its true horrors: Marriage and suburbia
Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti return for the new season of the Netflix thriller, which finds Joe and Love starting over in techtopia.
By Inkoo Kang
Analysis
‘Atlanta’ episode, Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special show what has — and hasn’t — changed in 5 years
By Bethonie Butler
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In SightPerspective
Do these photos look real to you? Your answer could be cause for concern.
By Kenneth Dickerman
Jazz venues have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. They are hoping the worst is over.
By Avery Kleinman
Banksy shredded his art after it sold for $1.4 million. It just sold again for $25.4 million.
By Jonathan Edwards
FOOD
Including recipes and tips from Voraciously
7 apple recipes for baking pies, cakes, tarts and more
By Becky Krystal1 hour ago
Perspective
5 truths about dieting everyone can — or should — agree on
By Tamar Haspel
Carbon farming, one of the oldest agricultural practices, is growing on winemakers
By Dave McIntyre
This Argentine white wine, with its honeysuckle aromas, is a standout at $14
By Dave McIntyre
TRAVEL
Including news and tips from By The Way
Why it’s so hard to find a power outlet at the airport
By Hannah Sampson
Do you know how to tip?
By Natalie B. Compton
No cash? No problem. Here’s how to tip while traveling without it.
By Natalie B. Compton
On Croatia’s Istria peninsula, a variety of historic influences meld into a beautiful present
By Anna Mazurek
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