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Two-thirds of Americans approve of President-elect Joe Biden’s handling of the transition, but mixed confidence in his leadership on major issues, along with President Trump’s hold on the Republican Party, present challenges for the new administration, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
His unusually sweeping list not only reflects the multiple challenges he faces but also illustrates his desire to quickly emerge from the shadow of his predecessor. 
The president-elect plans to aim his message at Americans desperate to move past the Trump era.
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The Post obtained hours of video footage, some exclusively, and placed it within a digital 3-D model of the building to map the rioters’ movements and assess the peril that lawmakers faced.
A Missouri senator with an elite pedigree appears to reach for the mantle of right-wing populism.
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A medical worker is reflected in equipment while treating a covid-19 patient in Houston. (Reuters)
It took 12 weeks for the death toll to rise from 200,000 to 300,000. The death toll has leaped from 300,000 to almost 400,000 in less than five weeks.
As the virus began spreading a year ago, there was pushback against maligning China with the labels like “China virus” or “Wuhan virus.” The World Health Organization says it’s working on a more neutral naming system.
“It feels like I’m trying to get a Beyoncé ticket,” said a woman trying to get her mother an appointment.
The variant is not thought to be more deadly but has spread so widely it has caused the death toll to spike as well. 
After one week of in-person classes, Chicago Public Schools is pursuing disciplinary action against employees who did not return to school buildings.
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In the Jan. 6 vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win, the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans decided to live in the real world. The overwhelming majority of House Republicans did not.
Will Republicans purge the worst of what he has brought to their coalition or will Trump maintain his influence after he is out of office?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg News)
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After a decade of development, the space agency planned to fire the four engines of its towering Space Launch System for eight minutes, but officials ended the test less than two minutes in. It was not clear immediately what went wrong.
Some people mistakenly identified as Capitol rioters have faced threats and harassment after internet "sleuths" shared their contact information online.
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Urban leaders see Buttigieg’s willingness to pursue so-called “complete streets” as a promising sign in the incoming transportation secretary.
On orders of his publisher, Tom Lankford worked with the Alabama police and wiretapped the civil rights leaders he covered.
Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 people in California about racism, fear, disorder and firearms.
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.
In an interesting twist, she found his take on their shared interests to be lacking in, well, substance.
Blend 111 chef Andrés-Julian Zuluaga brings delicious sophistication to the cross-cultural restaurant in Vienna
The second-seeded Buffalo Bills ended the season of the fifth-seeded Baltimore Ravens and advanced to next weekend’s AFC title game against either the Chiefs or Browns.
The TYR Pro Swim Series was held at two sites — San Antonio and Richmond — this month. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
The Summer Games have already been pushed back a year, but the months leading up to Tokyo also will be heavily affected.
Under second-year coach Mike Young, the Hokies have three wins against ranked opponents, including No. 3 Villanova and most recently No. 19 Duke.
The Cavaliers, now alone atop the ACC, posted the biggest margin of victory against a ranked opponent in the school’s history.
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Anthony Atamanuik became creator and star of Comedy Central's “The President Show” in 2017 after honing his impression in a theatrical show. (Brad Barket/Comedy Central/Getty Images)
Four comedians see different paths for life after President Trump.
Some authors published ambitious works of science fiction or fantasy but then, for one reason and another, fell off the radar. Their other books deserve a new look.
This 15th-century painting by Giovanni Bellini shows St. Francis in a state of ecstasy.
The first film I saw myself in helped launch my own career, even as it sowed some doubts.
He was “a Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly of street,” dancer and singer Toni Basil said.