Democracy Dies in Darkness
Republicans are facing pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who attacked the U.S. Capitol.
Officials said the shooter, Brandon Hole, purchased the rifles legally in July and September, not long after his mother reported fears that her son would attempt “suicide by cop.”
The practice has raised ethical concerns. Now, a complaint about Ted Cruz’s own campaign buying his books has triggered questions about self-enrichment.
Reginald Wood Jr. reads a letter during a February news conference in New York. (Getty Images)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
A letter feeds conspiracy theories by implying that the NYPD and J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI knew when the assassination would go down and that they actively plotted to help make it happen. Historians don’t believe it.
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The Fix’s Eugene Scott analyzes the significance of a new effort in the House of Representatives to create a commission to study slavery reparations.
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Michael Ellis became the National Security Agency’s general counsel days before Donald Trump left office, then was placed on administrative leave as President Biden took over.
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) described the document as “a staff level draft proposal from an outside group” and said she had not read it. However, she did not deny plans to start an “America First Caucus.”
Then-President Donald Trump listens as RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a November 2018 campaign rally in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP)
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
The violence comes after the arrest last week of a radical leader who called to expel the French ambassador.
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Few Europeans thought it was a good idea for Montenegro to take the mammoth loan to build a highway. The tiny, mountainous country is asking the E.U. for help to repay the debt — and the answer, so far, has been no.
The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats it identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility has tested President Biden’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections.
University of Maryland seniors Alysa Conway and Saba Tshibaka are organizers with Black Terps Matter, a student group that has been vocal about issues that affect Black students. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Fifteen state flagships had at least a 10-point gap between the percentage of Black public high school graduates in their states in 2019 and the Black share of freshmen they enrolled that fall, according to federal data analyzed by the Hechinger Report and The Washington Post.
Valerie Cincinelli asked her boyfriend to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband — and the boyfriend's teenage daughter, officials said.
The arrests came after a volatile skirmish between police and protesters, just as a group of about 100 marchers was breaking up following a demonstration against police violence.
The airy 230,000-square-foot space, which opens Tuesday, is the airport’s biggest upgrade since 1997.
The Edmonson sisters shortly after they were freed in 1848. (Wikimedia Commons)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered 
The largest nonviolent escape attempt by enslaved people in American history unfolded in the nation's capital in 1848. Now a group in D.C. wants to make honoring the Pearl's passengers an annual event.
Solutions to climate change may be beyond our reach until we first reorient our relationship with Earth. (Torkil Gudnason)
Climate news is relentlessly, objectively grim. Should we ever allow ourselves to feel optimism?
She didn’t want to say goodbye.
Look for chargrilled beef, goat stew and ace side dishes from Kenya native Kevin Onyona.