Democracy Dies in Darkness
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The worst violence in years between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip risks drawing the United States into just the kind of Middle East morass that President Biden hoped to avoid.
Sirens blared through the night across Israel with at least one rocket striking a suburb of Tel Aviv, causing injuries and significant damage, according to Israeli officials.
Framed photos of Indira Chatterjee and her husband, Malay Kumar Chatterjee, who both died after contracting the coronavirus. (Rebecca Conway for The Post)
Sujata Hingorani often takes short videos to capture the emotions of a space. She found herself using those skills to record the struggle of her mother and father, who were partially vaccinated but died nine days apart as finding adequate care became nearly impossible.
Nervous drivers clogged gas stations and created shortages in part or all of 11 states. At least 12,000 gas stations reported being completely empty, and the squeeze pushed the price of a gallon past $3, its highest amount in eight years.
Lackluster hiring and a surge in prices have galvanized Republican complaints about the president’s economic stewardship as he tries to secure a legacy-defining set of domestic spending proposals.
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The assessment was a stark departure from Christopher Miller’s previous public statements about what led to the Jan. 6 assault on Congress.
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The questions is why, but the answers weren’t exactly forthcoming Wednesday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks with the press Wednesday after a meeting with President Biden in the Oval Office. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Wednesday took a head-spinning tour through Washington.
Mourners carry the body of Iraqi anti-government activist Ehab al-Wazni during his funeral at the Imam Hussein Shrine in Karbala, Iraq, on May 9. (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images)
The killings take place in public, but no prosecutions follow. Activists blame groups linked to Iran.
The pro-democracy movement has proven resilient.
South America leads the world in new cases and deaths per capita. Uruguay leads South America in both.
The World Health Organization report stopped short of holding countries and leaders to account. The experts said that the rules on emerging infectious threats are inadequate, that the WHO could have acted faster and that many governments ignored warnings.
The restrictions landed on a public in no mood for more rules.
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Gov. Larry Hogan (R) also said the indoor mask mandate will be lifted when 70 percent of Maryland adults have received one dose of vaccine, expected by Memorial Day weekend.
The state will stop studying how to widen most of the Capital Beltway with toll lanes and will focus on replacing the American Legion Bridge and expanding the lower part of Interstate 270, officials said.
People line up to pump gas at the Costco in Frederick, Md. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
Amid a swirl of confusion, incomplete information and official appeals for residents to relax, some drivers in the Washington region still spent Wednesday lined up at filling stations or hunting for gas.
Job growth for women is so low that, at the rate seen in April, it would take 28 months to regain the losses of the pandemic — and longer when population growth is accounted for.
Footage of a collapsing apartment building and rockets streaking through the night sky quickly reached a worldwide audience.
Simon Perkins, left, sits with his grandfather Leigh Perkins. (Brian Grossenbacher/Orvis/AP)
Leigh H. Perkins1927–2021
He grew the Vermont-based company far beyond fly-fishing, expanding into linen dresses, engraved drinking glasses and even dog beds.
The Washington Football Team's 2021 schedule is out. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Washington opens its season with home games against the Chargers and Giants, faces off against the AFC champion Chiefs and Super Bowl champ Bucs, and finishes with an NFC East gantlet.
Brad Hand blew another save in the ninth, then allowed two of the Phillies’ three runs in the 10th in a 5-2 loss.
Washington fell, 120-116, to Atlanta  and are not in the NBA play-in tournament just yet.
Minor league baseball has come to Fredericksburg, where the team and the players are both developing.
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Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of “The Underground Railroad,” Colson Whitehead’s award-winning novel, confronts slavery and celebrates the resilience of the people who were oppressed by it.
Curtis Fuller1932-2021
He performed with John Coltrane and Art Blakey and was named an NEA Jazz Master.
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The Dutch painter's "Broadway Boogie-Woogie" shows how his art reduced empirical things to a binary language of vertical and horizontal lines.