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Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the probe the day after ex-officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.
The nation’s first Black vice president was a resonant voice in a pivotal moment for race relations. 
Demonstrators stage a sit-in Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. (Maddie McGarvey for The Post)
Residents and activists challenged official accounts of the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant. A video clip played in a news conference Tuesday showed the victim lunging toward two people before an officer fired four shots.
Senate Republicans signaled they may oppose hikes to the debt ceiling without comparable spending cuts.
Summer school is being broadened into what is likely to be the most expansive and expensive summer programming in modern history.
President Biden has proposed — or is expected to propose — a half-dozen education programs that would constitute the largest federal investment in education in at least a half-century.
John Kerry visited Antarctica as secretary of state in 2016. (AP)
The former secretary of state saw his work dismantled under President Donald Trump. As President Biden's climate envoy, he has one more chance to tackle climate change on the world stage — and cement his legacy.
Rep. Frank Lucas (Okla.), ranking Republican of the House Science Committee, expressed concern that the White House removed Betsy Weatherhead without explanation.
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People gathered at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis after hearing that former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three charges against him.
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In a case tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, federal authorities said Brendan Hunt advocated killing Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
On April 20, as jury deliberations continue in the trial of Derek Chauvin, President Biden said that he spoke with the family of George Floyd. (The Post)
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The jury was sequestered and came to a decision on the verdict very shortly after the president spoke. It’s unlikely jurors were aware of President Biden’s comments, much less influenced by them. But, at the least, he created the perception that political pressure was being brought to bear.
Former senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), President Biden’s pick to be NASA administrator, said the ambitious moon program transcends politics and “has to be continued, regardless of who’s in the majority, of who’s in the presidency.”
The bill is one of Congress’s most ambitious attempts to regulate controversial technologies used by the government to track and watch the American public.
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual speech to lawmakers came at a time of tense relations between Moscow and the West. Protests are ramping up across the country today in support of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny.
A technical fault in a valve of the hospital’s oxygen tank caused the leak, a senior official said.
The line at one pantry this week stretched for three blocks. (Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
Local police and a national task force against communist rebels shared unsubstantiated claims made by others on social media that the pantries were affiliated with insurgents. One pantry paused operations because of concerns about volunteers’ safety.
State Sen. Amanda F. Chase alleged that jurors didn’t acquit Derek Chauvin because they feared violent backlash.
Elon Wilson served nearly two years in prison on charges based on evidence provided by former Fairfax County police officer Jonathan Freitag, now under FBI investigation.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand talks to staff members at Key Center in Springfield in February. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The vast majority of students in Virginia’s largest school system will head into classrooms five days a week for in-person lessons, and almost all teachers will be required to report to work in person.
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If confirmed, she would be the youngest-ever commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission.
The initiative, designed to encourage millions of unvaccinated people to get immunized, sends one of the strongest signals yet that vaccine demand is emerging as a bigger challenge than supply.
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The Republican National Committee used simple-minded math to make a misleading claim.
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The decision by the International Olympic Committee sets up a possible conflict with U.S. officials, who have said they won't punish athletes who protest this summer.
The owners set aside the 4th and 15 alternative to the onside kick, but did approve a rule designed to aid the kicking team.
Major League Baseball's season began earlier this month, the second launched during the global coronavirus pandemic. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Some in Major League Baseball, like in so many other industries, have pointed to the arrival of vaccines as the beginning of a return to normal. But the league is learning that widespread vaccination is not as linear a process as it may seem — or as unpolarizing a suggestion as some might hope.