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Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Democrats unveil funding plan as major showdown with GOP looms
If Congress doesn't act, the government will shut down Oct. 1. But Republicans have expressed opposition to helping Democrats raise the debt limit, and it's unclear whether the new budget plan has the votes to pass.
By Tony Romm1 hour ago
White House rules out debt-limit concessions as GOP refuses to help avert crisis
BREAKING NEWS
Texas doctor who violated state’s abortion ban is sued, launching potential first test of constitutionality
By Ann E. Marimow15 minutes ago
Biden to raise refugee admissions cap to 125,000, a reflection of his 2020 campaign goal
By Felicia Sonmez and Sean Sullivan22 minutes ago
GOP maneuvers to block vaccine mandates, undercutting a key policy
By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Annie Linskey
D.C. mayor tightens school vaccine mandate
As covid patients fill hospitals, health workers fight fear and exhaustion: ‘Here we go again’
By Antonio Olivo and Rachel Chason
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Dow sheds more than 600 points in wild trading on China, covid, other economic worries
From left, residents Larry Richardson and Shaun Jenkins talk with advocate Vikram Surya Chiruvolu. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
As eviction looms, unhoused people in a D.C. plaza say they’re being used by both sides in political tug of war
The Adams Morgan plaza has been at the center of a years-long battle over whether the parcel belongs to a corporation or the public. Now the bank that owns it is warning people to leave by Wednesday.
By Marissa J. Lang
Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee vetted Trump’s fraud claims, new book says. They were unpersuaded.
By Isaac Stanley-Becker
OPINIONS
How Trump mobilized women — including me
Opinion by Jennifer Rubin
Ominous new details about Trump’s coup attempt require Democrats to act
Opinion by Greg Sargent
Kyrsten Sinema needs to show us what she believes in
Opinion by Paul Waldman
Youngkin is saying the right thing on election fraud. So is election integrity still his ‘top priority’?
Opinion by the Editorial Board
Like many Texas women, I had a safe, legal abortion. What happened to our state?
Opinion by Ruth Pennebaker
Biden’s Australian submarine deal is a big win in the strategic competition with China
Opinion by Max Boot
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Dow sheds more than 600 points in wild trading on China, other economic worries
The potential default by one of China’s biggest property developers, Evergrande, would have ripple effects across the economy.
By Taylor Telford and Hamza Shaban46 minutes ago
Analysis
What one photo from the border tells us about the evolving migrant crisis
By Philip Bump
Determined migrants unfazed as deportations begin
FBI searches home belonging to fiance of missing woman Gabby Petito
By Kim Bellware
Biden confronts extreme heat, now America’s leading weather-related cause of death
By Maxine Joselow1 hour ago
OSHA poised to set new rules
A teacher cut a biracial girl’s hair without permission. Her father is suing for $1 million, claiming discrimination.
By Andrea Salcedo
How ‘Ted Lasso’ went from a viral NBC Sports promo to everyone’s feel-good favorite to Emmy darling
By Bethonie Butler
Thomas Renz speaks at the Bards Fest in the St. Louis area on Aug. 27. (Jon Swaine/The Post)
Lawyer’s rise shows how vaccine misinformation can fuel fundraising and far-right celebrity
By Shawn Boburg and Jon Swaine
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The Forgotten DeadFirst in a series
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By Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan
Sex-trafficked kids are crime victims. In Las Vegas, they still go to jail.
By Jessica Contrera
The lonely journey of a UFO conspiracy theorist
By Jose A. Del Real
DON’T MISS
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From The Magazine
As Yusuf/Cat Stevens reemerges on the public stage, how should we feel about his music — and his legacy?
By Howard Fishman
Voraciously
Dried fruit isn’t just for snacking. These 6 sweet and savory recipes use it up.
By Kari Sonde
Analysis
The NBA’s richest owner enters the arena arms race
By Ben Golliver
See a tightrope walker complete a high-wire walk from the Eiffel Tower
By Monique Woo and Amanda Finnegan
GUIDE TO THE PANDEMIC
Low dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe, effective in children ages 5-11, companies’ study finds
(Santiago Mejia/AP)
The data, eagerly anticipated by many parents and pediatricians, is a crucial step toward the two-shot coronavirus vaccine regimen becoming available for children, perhaps close to Halloween.
By Carolyn Y. Johnson1 hour ago
States bracing for confusion about rollout of booster shots
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NAVIGATING YOUR LIFE
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CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
Workers prepare the site of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. (Getty Images)
World leaders face furious push to act quickly on climate change
The presidents and prime ministers gathering at the United Nations this week have six weeks to go until a crucial global climate summit in Scotland.
By Brady Dennis and Steven Mufson
Analysis: Covid chaos, political spats are not what Biden wanted to bring to U.N.
How to have a lush yard without using too much water
By Sarah Fowler
Vivid weather images of a hot, smoky and stormy summer in the Lower 48
By Jacob Feuerstein
Mosquitoes flourish — and feast — in Los Angeles
By Erica Werner
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Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee personally vetted Trump’s fraud claims, new book says. They were unpersuaded.
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Texas doctor who violated state’s abortion ban is sued, launching potential first test of constitutionality
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How Trump mobilized women — including me
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Ominous new details about Trump’s coup attempt require Democrats to act
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What one photo from the border tells us about the evolving migrant crisis
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POLITICS
The FixAnalysis
Texas’s abortion law is even more unpopular than we thought
Americans and even Republicans overwhelmingly oppose the “bounty” aspect of the law — even as GOP lawmakers feel pressure to emulate Texas’s approach.
By Aaron Blake
The FixAnalysis
Spat with France highlights Biden’s struggle to satisfy promises of a diplomatic restoration
By Aaron Blake
Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, center, appeared in court Monday. (AP)
Lawyer for Trump Organization CFO says more indictments are expected in investigation of alleged 15-year tax-fraud scheme
By Shayna Jacobs
Asian American lawmakers want quicker action from hate-crimes law
By David Nakamura
Fact CheckerAnalysis
Blinken’s claim that Biden ‘did not inherit a plan’ for Afghan withdrawal
By Glenn Kessler
A once-in-a-decade chance to overhaul health care gets personal for Democrats, advocates
By Dan Diamond, Rachel Roubein and Amy Goldstein
WORLD
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves an election campaign stop in Burnaby, British Columbia on Sept. 16. (Carlos Osorio/Reuters)
Today’s WorldViewAnalysis
Canadians could make Trudeau pay for gambling on early election
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hoped to win a decisive parliamentary majority. But he could now be on the brink of losing power.
By Ishaan Tharoor
Canadian voters head to the polls in snap federal election
Russian university shooting leaves at least 6 dead, 24 injured
By Robyn Dixon, Jennifer Hassan and Miriam Berger
Syrian and Iraqi women are seen near the market in al-Hol, a camp housing displaced people in Hasakah province in northeast Syria. (Nicole Tung for The Post)
Syrian detention camp is rocked by killings blamed on ISIS women
Since January, more than 70 people have been killed inside northeast Syria’s al-Hol camp as fanatics enforce strictures and settle scores. The killings have taken on a creeping sense of inevitability, guards say, and no one admits to hearing them, let alone knowing who is responsible.
By Louisa Loveluck
North Korea says Australia submarine deal could trigger ‘nuclear arms race’
By Rachel Pannett
Biden seeks phone call with France’s Macron to calm waters on submarines
Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts on the island of La Palma on Sept. 19. (AFP via Getty Images)
Thousands flee Canary Islands volcano eruption as lava flows toward villages
By Jennifer Hassan
‘Hotel Rwanda’ inspiration Paul Rusesabagina found guilty of terrorism-related charge
By Rachel Chason
Putin’s United Russia party gains big majority in parliamentary elections
By Robyn Dixon
Germany’s election signals the end of Merkel’s reign. Here’s what you need to know about the vote.
By Loveday Morris
Australian Olympic swimmer, hospitalized with covid, says virus hits ‘very hard’
By Cindy Boren
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NATIONAL
The Windy Fire burns in Sequoia National Forest, Calif., on Sept. 19. (Noah Berger/AP)
Rain brings fire relief in Pacific Northwest, but winds fan flames in California
Offshore winds are increasing fire danger in California again, including to the state’s beloved sequoias.
By Diana Leonard
Tropical storms Peter and Rose roam Atlantic amid another historically busy hurricane season
By Matthew Cappucci
‘The pay is absolute crap’: Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy
By Heather Long
A fight about gifts broke out at a Pennsylvania baby shower. The expectant father shot 3 guests, police say.
By Katie Shepherd
The prosecution rests in R. Kelly’s trial for sex trafficking and racketeering charges. Here’s what to know.
By Sonia Rao
Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear case of Chrystul Kizer, sex trafficking victim accused of killing abuser
By Jessica Contrera
A Colorado man found a winning golden ticket. He passed on owning a candy factory.
By Julian Mark
BUSINESS
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Security agencies split over whether to blacklist former Huawei smartphone unit
By Ellen Nakashima and Jeanne Whalen
Perspective
If you’re not super-rich, tax-hike proposals probably won’t affect your retirement investing
By Michelle Singletary
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TECHNOLOGY
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Tech giants quietly buy dozens of companies a year. Regulators are taking notice.
By Gerrit De Vynck and Cat Zakrzewski
The Technology 202Analysis
Lina Khan’s daily schedule as Federal Trade Commission chair hints at priorities
By Aaron Schaffer
The Cybersecurity 202Analysis
Biden wants to make it harder to pay ransomware hackers
By Joseph Marks
D.C., MD. & VA.
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee was vaccinated in January. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
D.C. mandates coronavirus vaccines for public and private school staff and child-care workers — with no testing option
Eligible D.C. student-athletes must also be vaccinated to participate in school sports.
By Perry Stein
Two wounded in shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, police say
By Rachel Weiner, Hannah Natanson, John Woodrow Cox and Jim Morrison18 minutes ago
Climate protesters arrested outside Senate office buildings
By Ellie Silverman
Capital Weather Gang
PM Update: Turning cloudier and muggier through Tuesday
By Ian Livingston25 minutes ago
Known coronavirus deaths and cases per 100,000
GOING OUT GUIDE
How public relations trailblazer Lisa Osborne Ross would spend a perfect day in D.C.
By Thomas Floyd
Four ways to learn about fungi and foraging in the D.C. area
By Angela Haupt
From ‘Nothing to do’ to ‘Too much to do,’ fall festivals are back
By Fritz Hahn and Adele Chapin
REAL ESTATE
Perspective
How a low credit score can be costly when buying a home
Perspective
When sellers should refuse buyers’ request for a home inspection
Three-bedroom, two-bathroom house near Hyattsville, Md., lists for $368,999
HEALTH & WELLNESS
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Too much sugar is bad for your health. Here are ways to cut it back.
By Sally Wadyka
Perspective
Psychotherapy never cleared my ‘brain fog’ and mental health woes. So I tried neurofeedback.
By Peter Fox
SCIENCE
Horse owners can’t find ivermectin as Americans flock to unproven coronavirus cure
By Bryan Pietsch
Near the fall equinox, Washington’s sunrises are perfectly aligned with its monuments
By Kevin Ambrose
SPORTS
The Cowboys earned a hard-fought win over the Chargers to improve to 1-1. (Kyusung Gong/AP)
Analysis
What to know from NFL Week 2: Dallas earned a big win, and Miami lived a nightmare
By Adam Kilgore
How the Ravens and Lamar Jackson overcame their ‘Kryptonite’
By Adam Kilgore
Malika Andrews will host ESPN’s new ‘NBA Today,’ replacing Rachel Nichols after controversy
By Ben Strauss
The Caps’ new hire isn’t focused on players’ on-ice skills. She’s focused on their minds.
By Samantha Pell
Paolo Espino’s scoreless start and Juan Soto’s mammoth homer boost Nationals over Rockies
By Gene Wang
Nationals catcher Alex Avila announces he will retire at the end of this season
D.C. makes its 2026 World Cup pitch to FIFA officials: ‘Washington is where you want to be’
By Steven Goff
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LIFESTYLE
When car drivers are not aware of the speed of electric bikes, it can lead to accidents. (iStock)
E-bike etiquette: Respect the rules of the road (and trail) with these tips
Sales of electric bikes are up. But riders of the fast, heavy bicycles need to watch out for pedestrians and other cyclists on the trail, and for cars on the road.
By Pam Moore
Here’s what to do when your children say school is boring
By Rebecca Branstetter
How to remove haze from a crystal vase
By Jeanne Huber
ADVICE
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Carolyn Hax: Is it bad not to feel empathy for a boyfriend’s minor problems?
A writer shows concern on the outside but inside feels mostly impatience for boyfriend's minor problems and complaints.
Ask Amy: Denying child’s identity is a rejection
Miss Manners: Reporters nosing around? It’s fine to decline.
THE LILY
Elevating stories about women
Perspective
Go beyond baby showers and birthdays: These unconventional milestones deserve a celebration
Perspective
Teaching made me realize adulthood is a myth. I want to show my students it’s okay to be human.
Perspective
Suicide isn’t something Mexican families talk about. Years after my sister’s death, I finally stopped blaming myself.
Some Muslim American women say they are facing a ‘marriage crisis.’ These photos tell their stories.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Seawall, 1957, oil on canvas. (Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)
Great Works, In FocusPerspective
Drenched in light
Richard Diebenkorn’s coastal landscape does everything you could ask an artwork to do.
By Sebastian Smee
‘The Crown’s’ Gillian Anderson was asked at the Emmys if she spoke to Margaret Thatcher before playing her
By Jennifer Hassan
Movie Review
‘Blue Bayou’s’ immigrant tale turns from naturalism to melodrama
By Michael O'Sullivan
Music Review
Lang Lang and the NSO delight a comeback crowd at the Kennedy Center
By Michael Andor Brodeur
Music Review
In concert, Harry Styles reminds fans what they’ve been missing
By Chris Kelly
Book Review
Michaela Coel takes the television industry to task in ‘Misfits’
By Natachi Onwuamaegbu
Voraciously
Padma Lakshmi has a new kids’ book — and a fresh pandemic perspective
By Emily Heil
FOOD
Including recipes and tips from Voraciously
Dried fruit isn’t just for snacking. These 6 sweet and savory recipes use it up.
By Kari Sonde
‘Diet for a Small Planet’ helped spark a food revolution. 50 years later, it’s evolving.
By Kristen Hartke
Vegan feijoada, with black beans and lots of smoky flavor, makes a hearty main
By Kristen Hartke
8 great crepe recipes, including butter, buckwheat and sizzling rice
By Becky Krystal
TRAVEL
Including news and tips from By The Way
Alcohol is such a problem airlines have added it to safety announcements — and banned it
By Hannah Sampson
See a tightrope walker complete a high-wire walk from the Eiffel Tower
By Monique Woo and Amanda Finnegan
Almost 10,000 people tested negative before flying. Just one was positive after landing, a study shows.
By Hannah Sampson
Forget a pre-flight drink. Pet an airport therapy dog.
By Natalie B. Compton
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