Democracy Dies in Darkness
In crucial Senate races in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere in 2022, the Democratic coalition that came together to elect President Biden is fracturing again along racial, gender and generational lines.
The new Republican cuts target the extra $300 in weekly payments that millions of Americans have received in addition to their unemployment checks. The White House has said it does not believe the federal benefits have created a significant crunch in the labor market. 
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the party’s third-highest leader, has engaged in a raging months-long dispute with other House Republicans in a battle over the party’s principles.
Kristen Griest, an Army captain, was one of the first two women to complete the Army's Ranger School and the first woman to become an infantry officer. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
Capt. Kristen Griest, who made history in 2015 as one of the first two women to graduate from the Army’s famously difficult Ranger School, has watched with concern as her service began revising its new combat fitness test.
With his memoir, the star of “Pretty in Pink” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” serves up the tantalizing memories he once tried to forget.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's party gained a strong showing in Scottish Parliament elections, setting up a potential clash with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Former president Barack Obama shared on May 8 that family dog Bo had died after a battle with cancer. (Monica Rodman/The Post)
“He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected,” former president Barack Obama said in an Instagram post Saturday.
The Giants blew out the celebration of Willie Mays's 90th birthday on Friday night the way any sane organization would have done if the greatest living ballplayer and oldest living Hall of Famer was one of theirs.
An Alabama police officer was convicted of murder on Friday for his response to shooting and killing a suicidal man.
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Billionaire Elon Musk is set to host "Saturday Night Live" on May 8. He faces criticism from both fans of the show and its own cast members.
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A new law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) will make it harder for people to vote by mail and blocks private donations to assist elections.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) is expected to become House Republican Conference chair after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is voted out.
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The oldest remains date from between 100,000 and 90,000 years ago, while the other eight are believed to date from 50,000 to 68,000 years ago, the Italian Culture Ministry said.
A leading educator calls the tough tests traumatic. But they can be motivating.
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Jonathan Bush, father of Billy Bush and uncle of President George W. Bush, was the last surviving sibling of the 41st president.
The highly unusual method Derrick Maurice Herlong is said to have used to surveil his alleged victim is bound to raise some concerns for the privacy-conscious.
The politicization of masks during the coronavirus pandemic has enflamed people.
Shortly after polls closed at 4 p.m., poll workers around the state packed the ballots into boxes and began transporting them to the ballroom of the Marriott in downtown Richmond.
The Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of three Washington Post reporters over reporting they conducted during the early months of the Trump administration, according to government letters and officials. (AP)
The action grew out of a leak investigation surrounding reporting on Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
At Imperfecto, chef Enrique Limardo aims to bridge Latin America and the Mediterranean.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
A photographer revisits some of his favorite clubs, which went dark during the pandemic and are waiting to reopen.
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The Ad Council and its partners had to find a message that a fractured nation could somehow agree on. Here's how they did it.
Baseball is the grand citadel of mealy-mouthing.
The Grammy winner reflects on being off the road for the first time since he was a teenager.
Meet the Walter Cronkites of the video platform.
Max Scherzer allowed one run and pitched into the eighth inning Saturday at Yankee Stadium, but closer Brad Hand couldn’t seal the deal in the ninth. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Scherzer racked up 14 strikeouts, but closer Brad Hand gave away leads in the ninth and 10th innings before the Yankees won in the 11th.
Bell will serve as the third-ever player ambassador for the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, following Anthony Rendon and Ian Desmond.
Nikola Jokic for MVP, Rudy Gobert for defensive player of the year and all the picks for the major 2021 NBA awards.
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A global ecosystem of artists has penetrated the once-niche space of non-fungible token (NFTs), prompted by passion and curiosity. Most aren’t raking in millions or leading major sales. But many are making a decent living — ditching side gigs and supporting families — all by selling art in a form most of us hadn’t even heard of until the Beeple sale.
Months after "Potential Breakup Song" went viral on TikTok, Aly and AJ Michalka are releasing a new album meant to feel "timeless and classic."