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House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving balked when the chief of Capitol Police suggested activating the Guard two days before the Jan. 6 attack because he knew congressional leaders “don’t want the military up there,” according to an account he gave to a friend.
Jonathan Jones and his wife, Maura Ryan, opened one of the few Black-owned restaurants in downtown Salem, Oregon, in 2019. (Maranie R. Staab for The Post)
Far-right and white-supremacist groups have descended on Oregon’s capital in large numbers, leaving one couple to wonder if it’s worth staying.
Picks to lead the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security are expected to encounter some delays.
The effort would allow millions of immigrants here to start on a path to citizenship and expand refugee admissions as well as deploy technology to guard the border.
The president-elect is expected to sign an executive order in his first days in the White House.
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Health officials stressed that they haven’t determined if the variant might be more contagious or resistant to vaccines.
Registered nurse Mary Ellen Day sheds tears Dec. 16 as she prepares to receive the coronavirus vaccine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. (Rachel Wisniewski for The Post)
Tedros warned that some countries fear they won’t get the vaccines promised under the WHO-led Covax initiative.
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People line up to buy guns and ammunition at the Ready Gunner gun store in Orem, Utah. (George Frey/AFP/Getty Images)
Despite the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and an FBI assessment that extremist groups plan attacks in the coming days, data indicate that the surges of buyers earlier in 2020 have not been repeated since the November election.
As the president comes under fire from friends and foes, his secretary of state keeps the faith with the hope of inheriting the president’s loyal followers.
The election technology company has warned Lindell, a major Republican donor who promoted baseless claims of a rigged vote, of “imminent” litigation.
The plight of black entrepreneurs in Tulsa, nearly a century after one of the nation’s worst acts of racial violence.
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Downtown D.C. is a fortress as inauguration nears
The heart of the nation’s capital is a maze of fences, concrete barriers and security checkpoints ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
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Police officers detain a supporter of opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. (AP)
Navalny called on Russians to take to the streets in mass protests after a court ordered Monday that he be held in custody for 30 days after his return to Russia.
President Trump and his allies have hailed their hawkish strategy, but the trade war failed and tensions remain high.
Satellite evidence suggests North Korea could be preparing to test a powerful submarine-launched missile as the nation gradually dials up pressure on the United States.
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It took 12 weeks for the death toll to rise from 200,000 to 300,000. It leaped from 300,000 to almost 400,000 in less than five weeks.
A century after the Tulsa massacre, Black entrepreneurs in the city’s Greenwood district feel threatened with erasure yet again.
The decision could cost the states federal funds for assisting with the U.S. Capitol breach and inauguration security.
Maryland’s governor, the first regional government executive to get vaccinated, encouraged people to sign up for the vaccine.
She's not just any hummingbird. She's a rufous. (John Kelly/The Post)
Bruce Peterjohn has banded 3,000 hummingbirds. Last week he banded one more.
It’s not often you’ll see a 7-day forecast in mid-January this quiet.
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Remembering Johnny’s Half Shell for Ann Cashion’s food, John Fulchino’s service — and a singular experience.
Local bars and restaurants have cooked up commemorative dishes to help make your sofa feel more festive.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
A depot used to store pipes for TransCanada Corp.'s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline in Gascoyne, N.D., on Jan. 25, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)
The president-elect is expected to soon reverse the efforts of the Trump administration, ending a project proposed more than a decade ago.
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Joe Biden adopted Major, a 10-month-old German shepherd, from the Delaware Humane Society. Major will be the first dog adopted from a shelter to live in the White House. (Delaware Humane Association)
The president-elect is “passionate about dogs because he loves them,” said Mark Tobin, a Delaware dog trainer who has worked with the Biden dogs. Tobin said that Joe Biden is a hands-on dog owner.
He pretends like nothing happened, and for some reason she’s going along with it.
Reader’s parents repeatedly mention the “great guy” who made their daughter miserable.
Reader aims to be polite but worries that habit is annoying.