Democracy Dies in Darkness
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. (AP)
Many Democrats are frustrated at Biden's caution at what they see as a moment of crisis. Now figures such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker are showcasing a tougher approach.
A map depicting Amtrak's current and planned service network. (The Post)
Amtrak has money to expand, but it doesn’t own the railroad tracks. A stalled effort along the Gulf Coast is a test of its ability to grow.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks in the House of Commons. (Parliament TV/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
While another vote of no confidence by the Conservative Party is a year off, analysts doubt Boris Johnson will be leading his party by the next election in 2025.
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More than 80 percent of the millions of Iraqi civilians displaced by the war against the Islamic State have returned home. But for those whose families joined the militant group, acceptance has varied.
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Republican attorneys general and conservative legal activists are plotting ways to challenge other environmental regulations on similar grounds.
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On Tuesday, heat advisories and excessive-heat warnings covered a sprawling zone from Louisiana to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Ronald Reagan, then the governor of California, reacts to a 1972 ruling by the state supreme court that the death penalty is unconstitutional. (Bettmann Archive)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
The court invalidated capital punishment a half-century ago in Furman v. Georgia. Since then, the death penalty has made a comeback and faded again.
The findings, underline problems that have become increasingly well known during more than two years of pandemic-altered education.
William “Willie” Kellerman in Normandy, France, in 2018. (Jean Kellerman-Powers)
“A lot of people always thought my story was crazy, but I know it happened,” said William Kellerman, 97, who fought the Nazis in World War II.