Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Samantha Power, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, in Washington. (Bill O’Leary/The Post)
The new head of USAID argues that the United States can win a global soft-power contest with China by helping other countries in their “hour of greatest need.”
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend the Abraham Accords signing ceremony at the White House last September. (AP)
Amid spiraling violence sparked by clashes in Jerusalem, a familiar sound has returned to southern Israel: the blare of rocket sirens and the explosions of Iron Dome interceptors.
The restrictions, from the well-intentioned to the bizarre, landed on a public in no mood for more rules this late in the pandemic.
Leopards are known as notoriously elusive and solitary predators, and are most active at night.
A judge upheld the pretrial detention of the men accused of using chemical spray against police, helping rioters get past barricades.
“You’re the monster that no one sees coming,” U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh told Reta Mays before announcing the sentence in a courtroom in Clarksburg, W.Va.
At left, Audrey Elder, 8, and brother Kenneth Elder, 6, loved their semester in Alaska. At right, Inès Macaron stands in front of her French school during the first day of class. (Lyra Elder; Pia Decarsin)
For some families that took this most extreme of steps — switching counties, states or even countries in search of in-person schooling or sports amid the pandemic — the results surpassed their hopes, and they don’t want to let go.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency in response to a cyberattack affecting operations of the Colonial Pipeline, a key source of fuel for much of the East Coast.
The group that infiltrated the department’s network also threatened to reveal documents on criminal investigations, secret informants and gang members if the District does not pay the ransom.
The billionaire wants to draw more underrepresented students into doctoral degree programs. With his latest gift, Johns Hopkins University plans to partner with historically Black and other minority-serving colleges to make that happen.
Turbines off the coast of Rhode Island in 2016, part of Deepwater Wind, the nation's first offshore wind farm. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Buzbee has led the Associated Press since 2017, serving as Washington bureau chief before that. She succeeds Martin Baron, who retired in February.
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