Democracy Dies in Darkness
As President Biden hopscotched across Europe, his most prominent message was the need for democracy to prevail over autocracy in what he cast as the existential challenge of the 21st century. But in fighting for democratic values abroad, he risks seeming as if he is looking past the threats in the U.S.
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He faces big challenges and hard decisions on infrastructure, voting rights and the pandemic, testing liberals’ loyalty and whether bipartisanship is possible.
The onset of this year’s severe drought was far quicker than previous ones. Now farmers, regulators and politicians are facing the consequences of historic water shortages.
Justin Lopez-Cardoze, a seventh-grade science teacher at Capital City Public Charter School in D.C., spent the entire year teaching virtually. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Post)
Exhausted educators are looking forward to summer and thinking about what they’ve learned.
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The 14-year-old does not appear to have been physically harmed by the encounter. But his mother told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that he is now afraid to leave the house.
The bodies of three of the party were located Thursday, the sheriff’s office said, about 19 hours after the group of nine extended relatives embarked on a tubing trip. Four people were rescued hanging onto various items.
Danny Gonzales, right, stands in front of his flooded house with his neighbor Bob Neal after Tropical Storm Claudette passed through Slidell, La. (AP)
The storm may produce up to 10 inches of rain and several tornadoes as it moves inland over the Southeast.
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First grade teacher Kim Byrd’s death from coronavirus set off a national discussion on whether schools should remain closed or reopen in the midst of the pandemic.
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Ethics experts are disappointed that President Biden hasn’t done more to shift away from the nepotism and cronyism practiced under the previous president.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) and other Democratic leaders are expected to ask members to spend more time in Washington to get Biden agenda passed. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Democratic leaders are getting ready to gently break the news to their rank-and-file members, who often take the contradictory positions of complaining to their leaders about not getting enough legislation approved and demanding to spend more time at home.
A color guard leads the cortege in Kabul for Afghan Col. Sohrab Azimi, whose coffin is mounted on a tank. (Pam Constable/The Post)
Col. Sohrab Azimi was among 23 commandos killed as the insurgent group seeks to make gains with the U.S. military leaving the fight.
The move comes after calls for more aggressive action from diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun, who is still recognized by the United Nations as Myanmar’s ambassador.
Samuel Ramsey, an entomologist who goes by Dr. Sammy, holds a jungle nymph. (Julian Vankim)
Growing up in Maryland, Samuel Ramsey was terrified of insects. Now, as a “bug ambassador” with a doctorate, he uses music to demystify others’ fears — and to appeal to children who may not think science holds a place for them..
The fliers — which had information about the Ku Klux Klan — resemble antisemitic mailers that appeared in Loudoun and Prince William counties in recent years. In all three counties, the fliers were in plastic bags weighed down with birdseed.
Law enforcement responded to the scene at approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The victims include two juveniles and an adult, police said.
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The District's sandwich scene is stuffed with delicious options.
Members of the DC Design Collective, from left, Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas, Charles Almonte, Iantha Carley, Shawna Underwood and Quintece Hill-Mattauszek at the Janus et Cie showroom. (André Chung for The Post)
Members of the DC Design Collective, formed last year, are determined to create change for themselves.
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Michael Andrew wins the men’s 200-meter individual medley final. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Michael Andrew dazzled in the pool in Omaha this week to achieve an Olympic dream. But criticism of his career continues to follow him.
In this January 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, listen as Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, delivers the Inaugural invocation at the Lincoln Memorial. (AP)
The vote to allow some clergy to deny the nation’s second Catholic president access to the eucharist comes as the church confronts a decline in the number of adherents to the faith, especially among millennials, and grapples with profound internal fissures concerning theology, pastoring and human nature.
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She has told others she hope her parents won’t relocate, despite the considerable work of raising child with a severe illness.
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