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State Department tells congressional staffers it’s in contact with 368 Americans left in Afghanistan

The Department said that 178 individuals of the 368 would like to leave Afghanistan, CNN first reported and a congressional staffer confirmed to The Post on Friday.
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Justin Theroux shares cozy photo with ex Jennifer Aniston at ‘Facts of Live’
The dyi was together for a "Facts Of Life" special. Theroux executive-produced the segment, which starred his ex-wife as Blair Warner, a role originated by Lisa Whelchel in 1979.
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Chelsea Handler, Jo Koy make red carpet debut at People’s Choice Awards 2021
In September, Page Six broke the news that Handler was dating her fellow comedian after they were seen showing serious PDA at a baseball game.
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Finland’s PM ‘really sorry’ for night club visit after COVID exposure
Sanna Marin apologized on Facebook for dancing with friends until about 4 a.m. at Butchers nightclub in Helsinki, where photos reportedly show the world leader not wearing a mask.
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Jury recommends the death penalty for Markeith Loyd in killing of Orlando police officer
A jury on Wednesday recommended the death penalty for Markeith Loyd, who was convicted of killing a Florida police officer, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida's Chief Deputy Karen Connolly Levey confirmed to CNN.
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Scott Peterson resentenced: Laci Peterson's family berates convicted killer for first time in 17 years
Laci Peterson's family on Wednesday addressed Scott Peterson for the first time in 17 years while giving emotional statements to a San Mateo, California, courtroom.
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Beyoncé sparkles in $32K Gucci x Balenciaga look covered in crystals
You'll have to fork over plenty of bills, bills, bills to snag Queen Bey's glittering look from her dinner date with Jay-Z.
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Joni Ernst pushes for 'global war on terrorism' memorial on National Mall in defense bill
The latest version of the Senate's annual defense bill released Tuesday includes legislation from Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, to build a "global war on terrorism" memorial on the National Mall.
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Southwest Airlines to introduce new fare class with perks customers will 'happily pay' for
Southwest Airlines is keeping details under wrap until mid next year, but here's what we know about it new fare product.       
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Amtrak worker shortage slows railroad’s pandemic recovery, expansion plans
Amid a financial boost from infrastructure bill, Amtrak is struggling to hire and retain workers during a national labor shortage.
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Texas governor's race: Abbott leads O'Rourke by 15 points, Quinnipiac poll finds
O’Rourke is trailing the Republican incumbent governor by double digits, falling 15 points behind Abbott in the new numbers.
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NBA 'begged' Enes Freedom to take off shoes that criticizes China
Boston Celtics big man Enes Freedom, formerly known as Enes Kanter, is one of the only NBA players willing to speak out against China’s “brutal dictator” Xi Jinping and the country’s continued human rights violations.
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DA to review whether NYPD chief broke law by cutting ex-cop loose
One of the highest-ranking members of the NYPD is being eyed by Brooklyn prosecutors for his role in getting a retired cop cleared of gun charges, The Post has learned.
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Instagram head faces questions from lawmakers over app's impact on kids
Instagram head Adam Mosseri is set to testify for the first time before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday as lawmakers question the app's impact on the mental health of younger users.
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Internet Slams Redditor for Trying to Evict Neighbor With Kids for Being 'Loud'
"Trying to evict a family for your own personal comfort is a massively AH thing to do," wrote one commenter.
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Emmett Till's Case is Closed, But DOJ Still Investigating Up to 20 Civil Rights-Era Deaths
"With the Justice Department's stamp on it, even a statement that the killings were wrongful would help even if there's no prosecutions," said John Hayes.
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Omicron in the US: Where is it this week?
Florida and Illinois are the latest states to announce cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant in the country.
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Scott Peterson gets new life sentence in wife's murder after years on death row
Scott Peterson was resentenced to life without parole Wednesday. A judge will hold a hearing next year over whether Peterson should get a new trial.      
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39 soldiers to get Purple Hearts after CBS News investigation
The soldiers told CBS News they originally did not receive the award due to politics and felt pressure to downplay their injuries.
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Elliott: Hockey journey for Stars' Jason Robertson finally leads back to Staples Center
Dallas' Jason Robertson will play his first game at Staples Center, where he often went as a youth. He's the third player of Filipino heritage in NHL history.
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‘Walker’ Prequel Series Ordered by The CW
Saddle up for more western goodness from Walker.
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White House says Biden 'preparing for all contingencies' if Russia invades Ukraine
President Biden's administration is planning for a possible invasion of Ukraine but is confident that Vladimir Putin "got the message" during diplomatic talks, a White House spokesperson said.
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What Buck Showalter has to prove in interview with Mets job no lock: Sherman
Eppler knows Showalter can manage. He knows he can manage in New York. He knows that Showalter’s history in his previous four managerial jobs is to improve results quickly. But he also knows Showalter can be polarizing.
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Charles Barkley puts the Lakers’ problems all on Anthony Davis
While Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook have taken heat for the Lakers' issues, Barkley said that blame should fall on the 27-year old Davis due to his younger age.
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Pitching in: Ex-Met Taijuan Walker’s former UES rental up for sale
A palatial Upper East Side penthouse that, until recently, housed Mets star pitcher Taijuan Walker is on the market for $14.2 million. It had been asking $39,000 a month when Walker was renting it. The penthouse asking price is just a tad more than the $14.1 million the seller, artificial intelligence expert Adrian Weller — a...
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2021 in Photos: A Look at the Middle Months
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to revisit some of the most memorable events and images of 2021. Events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year) include the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, vaccination drives worldwide, flooding in Western Europe, periodical cicadas in the United States, a “sea snot” outbreak in Turkey, wildfires in Greece, and much more. Check back tomorrow for the last installment, and be sure to see the first part and “Top 25 News Photos of 2021.”
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Fashion Tycoon Yusaku Maezawa Heads to International Space Station for 12-Day Adventure
Yusaku Maezawa paid to be a tourist at the International Space Station for 12 days. He took off for space with a list of 100 things he wants to do while there.
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Over 35,000 Afghan Refugees Still Await U.S. Resettlement 4 Months After Evacuation Ended
Many refugees participating in Operation Allies Welcome want "to go to their new homes and start their new lives," but delays are lengthening the process.
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US needs to work with China, Mexico 'much more aggressively' to stop fentanyl flow: Portman on opioid crisis
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is vowing to keep the pressure on the Biden administration to address the opioid crisis head-on.
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Elizabeth Holmes' defense rests its case
Elizabeth Holmes' defense rested its case Wednesday, shortly after the founder and former CEO of Theranos concluded her seventh day on the witness stand in her own criminal trial.
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10 pet gifts that are perfect for the holidays
If you feel like you’ve forgotten something during your holiday shopping, it might just be your pet.
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GOP Rep. Crenshaw blasts Freedom Caucus as ‘grifters,’ ‘performance artists’
While Crenshaw did not mention anyone. by name, the Freedom Caucus includes GOP House members like Matt Gaetz of Florida, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona.
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Pope decries ‘stone hearts’ of indifference to migrants’ pain
For the second consecutive year, Francis was forced to cancel an open-air public service at the base of column that would have attracted thousands of people, increasing the possibility of contagion.
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Four-day workweek gains traction among some in Congress
A bill to cap Americans' work week at 32 hours, and pay overtime above that, is an idea gaining popularity globally.
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Kellogg's says it will permanently replace striking workers
Workers voted down a five-year offer from the cereal maker that included 3% raises and cost-of-living adjustments.
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Pope Francis says extramarital sex sins aren’t that ‘serious’
“Sins of the flesh are not the most serious,” the 84-year-old religious leader said. Top transgressions instead include pride and hatred.
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'If anybody can do it, it's him:' PGA Tour players react to Tiger Woods playing in PNC Championship
Tiger Woods announced Wednesday he will team with son, Charlie, once again in next week's PNC Championship in Orlando. Woods' peers are thrilled.       
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Hawaii drying out after historic December deluge, flooding
Honolulu experienced its second wettest day on record and thousands lost power across the state.
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Randy Moss had secret meeting with Tom Brady before joining Patriots
For those under the impression star player recruitment began with LeBron James and the NBA, Tom Brady and Randy Moss have a secret to reveal.
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Rep. Gonzales warns border is ‘on fire,’ lays out plan to end migrant crisis
Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, whose district includes part of the U.S. border with Mexico, is warning that the U.S. immigration system is currently "on fire" as he lays out a plan to end the crisis at the southern border — and urges Republicans and Democrats to act urgently to implement it.
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A saint to the homeless. A magical mentor of young athletes. Who's most deserving of the Humankind Person of the Year Award?      
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This popular electric car scored zero stars in crash test
The head of NCAP suggested that the push to produces electric cars may be having a negative effect on safety efforts.
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De Blasio calls Post’s ‘Santanista Claus’ front page one of his favorites
With just a few weeks left in his second and final term, Mayor Bill de Blasio made a point of expressing his love for a critical New York Post Page One from earlier this week.
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Fmr. Reagan official warns of threats to abortion -- and to democracy
Former U.S. Solicitor General Charles Fried and writer Katie Roiphe discuss democracy in the United States and the Mississippi abortion case before the Supreme Court.
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Arena design giant Dan Meis selling $1.5M West Village pied-à-terre
Architect Dan Meis is used to designing giant sports and entertainment complexes — like the Staples Center, home to the Los Angeles Lakers — in California. But at home, he scales significantly, well, smaller. He’s put his Greenwich Village digs on the market for $1.5 million. The charming pied-à-terre, at 101 W. 12th St., is...
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Dorit Kemsley reacts to husband PK’s DUI: ‘He was barely over the limit’
Paul "PK" Kemsley was arrested on Nov. 23 after having wine with dinner and then driving in LA. His attorney said he "fully cooperated with the authorities."
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The best places to work in 2021, ranked
Glassdoor has ranked large employers across the US... and a lot of the big tech companies aren't at the top
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Waitress Confronts 'Rude' Customer Accused of 'Looking at Underaged Girls' in Viral Video
"You're a pedophile and a freak and you deserve to be locked up at Bellevue," the waitress said.
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Will the Blazers trade Damian Lillard this season?
USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down how the Blazers can rebuild with some big moves.       
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