Democracy Dies in Darkness
The return of the J&J vaccine will probably be accompanied by restrictions or warnings, according to Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert.
Officials said the shooter, Brandon Hole, purchased the rifles legally in July and September, not long after his mother reported fears that her son would attempt “suicide by cop.”
Reginald Wood Jr. reads a letter during a February news conference in New York. (Getty Images)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
A letter feeds conspiracy theories by implying that the NYPD and J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI knew when the assassination would go down and that they actively plotted to help make it happen. Historians don’t believe it.
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The Fix’s Eugene Scott analyzes the significance of a new effort in the House of Representatives to create a commission to study slavery reparations.
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Michael Ellis became the National Security Agency’s general counsel days before Donald Trump left office, then was placed on administrative leave as President Biden took over.
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) described the document as “a staff level draft proposal from an outside group” and said she had not read it. However, she did not deny plans to start an “America First Caucus.”
Then-President Donald Trump listens as RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a November 2018 campaign rally in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP)
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry traveled to Shanghai to push for more ambitious action in advance of upcoming summits.
Few Europeans thought it was a good idea for Montenegro to take the mammoth loan to build a highway. The tiny, mountainous country is asking the E.U. for help to repay the debt — and the answer, so far, has been no.
A wildfire destroyed the nearly 200-year-old Jagger Library on the University of Cape Town campus in South Africa on Sunday. (Nic Bothma/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
The fire, fueled by strong winds, has caused extensive damage to the University of Cape Town and many nearby buildings.
The violence comes after the arrest last week of a radical leader who called to expel the French ambassador.
The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats it identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014
Bob Sonderman drives a Veterans Affairs mobile medical unit from Libby, Mont., to Sandpoint, Idaho. (Tony Bynum for The Post)
The Department of Veterans Affairs has set out on a labor-intensive effort to offer the vaccine to former servicemembers. What VA is learning suggests challenges ahead in getting the nation to herd immunity.
Valerie Cincinelli asked her boyfriend to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband — and the boyfriend's teenage daughter, officials said.
The uneven reopening is driven by demand and staffing, school system officials say.
The arrests came after a volatile skirmish between police and protesters, just as a group of about 100 marchers was breaking up following a demonstration against police violence.
The Edmonson sisters shortly after they were freed in 1848. (Wikimedia Commons)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered 
The largest nonviolent escape attempt by enslaved people in American history unfolded in the nation's capital in 1848. Now a group in D.C. wants to make honoring the Pearl's passengers an annual event.
Solutions to climate change may be beyond our reach until we first reorient our relationship with Earth. (Torkil Gudnason)
Climate news is relentlessly, objectively grim. Should we ever allow ourselves to feel optimism?
She didn’t want to say goodbye.
Look for chargrilled beef, goat stew and ace side dishes from Kenya native Kevin Onyona.