Biden unveils new spending framework he expects to win support of Democrats
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Oversight panel details Big Oil’s lobbying in new report
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Republicans to hammer Biden on energy, climate policy
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Top Democrat draws parallels between Big Oil and Big Tobacco
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Facebook told the White House to focus on the ‘facts’ about vaccine misinformation. Internal documents show it wasn’t sharing key data.
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Facebook orders employees to preserve documents amid inquiries around world
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Limited access to syringes challenges vaccination efforts in Africa, WHO says
10:14 a.m.
Some parents were eager to get the vaccine. Now they’re wavering on vaccinating their kids.
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GOP deploys an army of volunteer poll watchers in Virginia
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The White House just announced a pretty good deal. But we’re not there yet.
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Pope Francis and President Biden: Their enemies bring them together
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‘Donnie Darko’ resonated with me as a teen. 20 years on, it hits me as a dad.
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Antisemitism on the left is subtler than on the right. But it’s getting worse.
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Judge denies NYC police union’s request to halt vaccine mandate
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Snow fell near Mammoth Mountain on Monday at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California. (AP)
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A man gave a Nazi salute at a school board meeting to oppose mask rules. Ted Cruz defended it as a form of protest.
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CDC adds mood disorders as a covid risk factor, expanding shot eligibility
The change will allow millions of people with mental health conditions to get booster shots.
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Computer-generated dinosaur tells leaders not to ‘choose extinction’ in pre-COP26 video urging climate action
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The Health 202Analysis
Drug pricing, most Medicare expansions are out of Biden’s economic bill
The president will announce a measure bereft of many progressive health priorities.
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Vulnerable House Democrats are worried about what is being left out of Biden’s economic package
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A growing number of Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate have ugly pasts
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New York Attorney General Letitia James. (AP)
New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor
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Marjorie Taylor Greene buys up to $50,000 worth of Trump SPAC stock during week of wild fluctuation
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Washington, we might have a reconciliation deal
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A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protests outside a court in London on Wednesday. (Reuters)
U.S. challenges British court ruling not to extradite WikiLeaks’ Assange
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Reports of ‘needle spiking’ in Britain drive young women, students to boycott bars
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France seizes British fishing boat, escalating dispute with London
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Four killed, hundreds wounded in clash with police as radical Islamists move to march on Pakistan’s capital
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Taiwan confirms U.S. military presence, says defending island is vital for democracy
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Oklahoma turns to Supreme Court after long-delayed executions are halted again
A federal appeals court on Wednesday delayed the executions of John Marion Grant and Julius Jones, both convicted of murders in the 1990s.
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If Roe v. Wade is overturned, the closest abortion clinic would be hundreds of miles away for those in the South and Midwest, report says
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Several fathers who volunteer for “Dads on Duty.” (Michael La’Fitte II)
Kids were fighting in school. Dads began patrolling campus, and the violence stopped.
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Violent Texas tornado tosses trees, vehicle as powerful storm develops in central states
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Weeks later, servicers still waiting on Education Dept. guidance for loan-forgiveness expansion
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Texas GOP lawmaker launches investigation of books on race and sexuality
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Cigarette sales rose last year for the first time in two decades
The new FTC data suggest more Americans turned to cigarettes last year amid the stress of a fractured economy and a once-in-a-generation public health crisis.
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Covid cases and deaths grossly underestimated among meatpackers, House investigation finds
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As closed-door arbitration soared last year, workers won cases against employers just 1.6% of the time
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Google started counting new photos and videos toward the 15-gigabyte free storage limit for each account in June.  (Post illustration)
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All good things must end, and free Google storage ends at 15 GB.
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Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says an app for kids is ‘the right thing to do’
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Facebook orders employees to preserve documents due to inquiries from around the world
By Elizabeth Dwoskin
Former Facebook auditor says whistleblower’s claims have ‘revived’ civil rights concerns
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Montgomery County lifting indoor mask mandate today
Restaurants, bars, and other businesses can still choose to require masks, and face coverings will still be mandatory in schools and on public transportation.
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Montgomery County teachers, support workers protest staffing shortages
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Virginia’s down-ballot Democrats in battle to preserve House of Delegates majority
By Teo Armus
Vaccinated and ready, poll workers are back for Virginia’s governor race
Using stickers, he spreads poetry across the capital
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Arlington Cemetery to re-create 1921 procession to Tomb of the Unknowns
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D.C.-area forecast: Calm today but stormy tomorrow, with heavy downpours and strong winds
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Mortgage rates persist in their ascent, hitting six-month highs
Willowcreek finds a sweet spot between Baltimore and D.C.
New service allows buyers to self-tour vacant houses for sale
Antidepressant drug shows promise in treating covid-19, study finds
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FDA requires doctors, manufacturers to disclose breast implant risks to prospective patients
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NIH’s Kizzmekia Corbett was named Federal Employee of the Year along with colleague Barney Graham. (Marlayna Demond for UMBC)
NIH innovators who helped develop coronavirus vaccines get top prizes at the Sammies awards for federal workers
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Some fast-food items contain plastics linked to serious health problems, new report shows
By Laura Reiley
Sports commissioners are businessmen, not moral compasses. Stop hoping for more.
Looking to sports commissioners such as Roger Goodell and Rob Manfred for moral leadership? Get ready to be disappointed.
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Former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach reveals himself as ‘John Doe’ after release of damning report
Long games, late nights: Once again, MLB’s playoffs are a slog
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As scrutiny over leaked emails rises, Tanya Snyder tells NFL owners that the WFT was not the source
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You might not like college football’s new overtime rules, but do you have a better plan?
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Montrezl Harrell leads Wizards to win over Celtics
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The NCAA coined the term ‘student-athlete’ in the 1950s. Its time might be up.
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Capitals start fast, finish slow and fall 3-2 in overtime to Red Wings
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Brett Favre repays $600,000 in Mississippi welfare fraud case, but he still owes more
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Miss Manners: Picky friends make irritating dining companions
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