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Amid the highly transmissible delta variant and the widespread resumption of normal activities, the seven-day average of coronavirus cases nationwide has risen by about 60 percent in the past week alone.
Families want a national covid remembrance day, but turning their grief into political power is proving difficult.
Around the world, governments and businesses are increasingly turning to vaccine mandates.
The wildfire tore through a region still scarred by the deadly 2018 Camp Fire. (Kyle Grillot for the Post)
Thousands of Northern California residents were forced to flee their homes as the Dixie Fire continued to burn through thousands of acres. Firefighters are struggling to control the blaze.
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Athletes are continuing and upending a long tradition of Black women placing themselves on the frontlines of change, experts say.
Already under pressure to win, many faced online abuse from people who didn’t want the Games to happen.
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Online criticism in Japan of Naomi Osaka grew after her Olympic loss. (AFP/Getty Images)
The Olympic representation is meaningful to Japan's “hafu,” or mixed-race citizens, but daily life isn't so accommodating.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
T1China21131246
T1United States16171346
3Russian O.C.11151137
4Japan175830
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Hundreds of people packed the steps of the Texas Capitol at a rally to mark the end of a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who left for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions.
Ray Lucas rescued his 18-month-old daughters, Milan and Malaysia, from a house fire in Eastpointe, Mich.
A photo of Henrietta Lacks at the home of her grandson, Ron Lacks, in 2017. Lacks’s cells were collected from her without consent. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Ben Crump says he plans to seek compensation from the pharmaceutical companies than made money from medical research that used her cells.
As indoor masking rules took effect  Saturday, the normalcy that some residents had begun to experience when pandemic restrictions were lifted was dashed.
Health officials are struggling to respond to a surge in infections, ushered in by the delta variant of the coronavirus.
From left, Reyna Sosa, Gloria Gomez and Reina Moreno protest Saturday in front of the home of D.C. Council member Brooke Pinto (D-Ward 2). (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
Protesters renewed calls for the D.C. Council to include an additional $165 million in the new city budget to help workers not eligible for federal coronavirus pandemic aid or unemployment benefits.

WFT adds two more players to covid-19 list

Tackle David Sharpe and right guard Brandon Scherff were both placed on the list, creating greater concern about the team’s vaccination rate.
Rafael Nadal practices at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on Saturday. (Doug Kapustin for The Post)
After a nearly two-month hiatus, Rafael Nadal will return to competition in Washington, a boon for the Citi Open.
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The Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino helped persuade Congress to create the new cultural site and is now pressing for it to be built in the coveted and and increasingly crowded space.
Derek Paley, director of the Maryland Robotics Center, wants to make scooters more accessible throughout the D.C. region. (Derek Paley)
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The Korean American artist is the subject of an international traveling retrospective, the first major show since his death in 2006. Widely regarded as the founder of video art, he famously coined the term “electronic superhighway.” And his most famous work, “TV Buddha,” endures as a standoff between spirituality and technology — and between past and future.
A new collection of her writings is by turns merry, angry and jarringly sad.
This arresting photograph, titled “Soul of the Ganges,” was captured in 2019. (Ximena Echague)
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