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Republicans’ struggle to explain their near-blanket opposition to having Congress examine the causes and ramifications of the insurrection has left the party open to charges that it is avoiding a thorough investigation of the worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812.
The plan is part of a change in tack by the White House in recent days as the delta variant has spread markedly through parts of the United States, particularly among unvaccinated Americans.
The strategy reflects officials’ desperation to boost low vaccine rates, but it also points to wider trends globally as governments explore mandates that reward the vaccinated and leave the resisters facing consequences.
The defending Olympic champion has not decided whether she will participate in next week’s individual event finals. U.S. teammate Jade Carey will compete in the all-around final in Biles’s place.
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Damian Lillard shoots over Iran’s Mohammadsina Vahedi during the preliminary round game at the  Olympics on Wednesday. (AP)
Damian Lillard scored a game-high 21 points as the men’s basketball team rebounded from its Olympic-opening loss to France with a 120-66 rout of Iran.

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Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States1011930
2China115824
3Japan114520
4ROC78419
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Senior ministers could sign off today on the plan, which would allow immunized visitors to enter without having to quarantine.
The water thieves, many of them illegal marijuana growers, are tapping into fire hydrants and drilling unauthorized water wells, threatening the water supply for residents.
Rachel Hinken at her home in Copiague, N.Y., with her keytar in the background. (Christopher Gregory-Rivera for The Post)
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U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell on Tuesday. (AP)
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The testimony of Capitol Police officers before the House select committee provided marching orders to the members: Get to the bottom of the role of former president Donald Trump and those around him.
James Dale Reed, 42, was given a seven-month sentence in federal prison.
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Montgomery County, with the state’s largest school system, will require masks for all. A day earlier, Prince George’s took the same approach.
The requirement would include health and religious exemptions but would mandate unvaccinated workers who don’t meet those exemptions to wear masks and agree to weekly coronavirus testing.
Berta Bonilla’s monthly water and sewage bills have ranged as high as $790. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
After three years of disputes, residents of a mobile-home park in Germantown, Md., have filed a lawsuit against the land owner and operator.
States that scaled back unemployment aid have seen a decline in teen employment and an increase in workers over 25, early evidence has found.
A Target store in Vernon Hills, Ill., in May. (AP)
Remarks from the Federal Reserve chair, a GDP report and new inflation data may influence policymakers’ understanding of the economy’s health.
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