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The president plans to highlight the push to revamp policing in his speech to Congress next week, while Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) takes the lead among Republicans in trying to craft a bill.
The nation’s first Black vice president was a resonant voice in a pivotal moment for race relations. 
Demonstrators stage a sit-in Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. (Maddie McGarvey for The Post)
Residents and activists challenged official accounts of the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant. A video clip played in a news conference Tuesday showed the victim lunging toward two people before an officer fired four shots.
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Formosa Plastics Group, a Taiwan-based giant, wants to build a vast new plant along the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana. But the complex is increasingly a target of groups concerned about environmental justice.
Rep. Frank Lucas (Okla.), ranking Republican of the House Science Committee, expressed concern that the White House removed Betsy Weatherhead without explanation.
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Passengers at Washington’s Reagan National Airport will no longer endure a bus then walk outside to board smaller planes. It's part of a larger building boom.
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In a case tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, federal authorities said Brendan Hunt advocated killing Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
On April 20, as jury deliberations continue in the trial of Derek Chauvin, President Biden said that he spoke with the family of George Floyd. (The Post)
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The jury was sequestered and came to a decision on the verdict very shortly after the president spoke. It’s unlikely jurors were aware of President Biden’s comments, much less influenced by them. But, at the least, he created the perception that political pressure was being brought to bear.
Former senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), President Biden’s pick to be NASA administrator, said the ambitious moon program transcends politics and “has to be continued, regardless of who’s in the majority, of who’s in the presidency.”
The bill is one of Congress’s most ambitious attempts to regulate controversial technologies used by the government to track and watch the American public.
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
About 500 Syrians have been stuck in limbo since Denmark said it is reassessing temporary residency permits for refugees from regions controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A missile set off air-raid sirens near Israel’s top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked air-defense systems in neighboring Syria.
The Indonesian navy has asked Australia and Singapore for assistance.
Hubert Faure1914–2021
He participated in an important breakthrough as part of a French unit that fought with British forces during  the 1944 invasion of France.
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Johnstown, Pa., during snow flurries on Wednesday. (Todd Berkey/Tribune-Democrat/AP)
An icy kiss was delivered to much of the Lower 48, breaking records and delivering snowfall that is rare so deep into spring.
President Biden has proposed — or is expected to propose — a half dozen education programs that would constitute the largest federal investment in education in at least a half century.
State Sen. Amanda F. Chase alleged that jurors didn’t acquit Derek Chauvin because they feared violent backlash.
Elon Wilson served nearly two years in prison on charges based on evidence provided by former Fairfax County police officer Jonathan Freitag, now under FBI investigation.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand talks to staff members at Key Center in Springfield in February. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The vast majority of students in Virginia’s largest school system will head into classrooms five days a week for in-person lessons, and almost all teachers will be required to report to work in person.
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If confirmed, she would be the youngest-ever commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission.
The initiative, designed to encourage millions of unvaccinated people to get immunized, sends one of the strongest signals yet that vaccine demand is emerging as a bigger challenge than supply.
Fact CheckerAnalysis
The Republican National Committee used simple-minded math to make a misleading claim.
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Some in Major League Baseball, like in so many other industries, have pointed to the arrival of vaccines as the beginning of a return to normal. But the league is learning that widespread vaccination is not as linear a process as it may seem — or as unpolarizing a suggestion as some might hope.
Torri Huske grew up in one of the country’s swimming hotbeds, a metro area that produced Katie Ledecky and others. (Will Newton for The Post)
Huske, a senior at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va., is seven weeks from the Olympic trials and still facing pandemic-related challenges.
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