Democracy Dies in Darkness
(Thomas Simonetti for The Post)
State operations that review claims face massive backlogs, leaving disabled Americans waiting months and even years for judgments.
(Illustration: Frank Hulley-Jones/The Post; photos: AFP/Getty Images, U.S. Air National Guard)
FOREIGN SERVANTSSecret records of U.S. veterans’ work overseas
Two generals who oversaw U.S. supply routes through corruption-plagued Azerbaijan sought to profit from their connections once they retired. An Air Force lawyer objected. The Post sued to make the case public.
Rosalie Metro as a child with her father. (Courtesy of Rosalie Metro)
I was troubled by this feeling. But it’s more common than you think.
People wait in line to vote on Nov. 26 in Marietta, Ga. (Elijah Nouvelage for The Post)
The system was created in 1964 after the urging of a powerful segregationist. Now, 58 years later, two Black men are competing for a U.S. Senate seat.
Lorie Smith at her studio in Littleton, Colo. (Rachel Woolf for The Post)
Conservative justices seemed amenable to web designer Lorie Smith’s argument that the state can't compel her to make wedding sites for same-sex couples.
Professor Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand holds a reproduction of a Homo naledi skull. (AP)
Charcoal and burned bones offer intriguing — if controversial — clues that the species Homo naledi made hearths to light its way and cook in dark caves.
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