Democracy Dies in Darkness
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A woman bikes past military forces in Washington. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
The quiet Sunday brought little relief to a city on edge as each day leading up to the inauguration comes with fear of additional violence and ever more security.
The president has been consumed with the question of whether to issue preemptive pardons to his children, top aides and himself, but it remains unclear whether he will do so.
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Black Wall Street Liquid Lounge coffee shop owner Guy Troupe. (Joshua Lott/The Post)
A century after the Tulsa massacre, Black entrepreneurs in the city’s Greenwood district feel threatened with erasure yet again.
As international pressure mounted for the release of arrested Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, he was abruptly summoned to a court hearing that he described as “the highest degree of lawlessness.”
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny answered reporters questions, tried to watch cartoons and kissed his wife as he flew toward imprisonment.
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.
A survey found most staffers were not informed when colleagues contracted the coronavirus or told patients had covid-19 before health-care providers served them, and some did not have adequate personal protective equipment.
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Protesters gathered Jan. 9 outside the Old Courthouse in St. Louis called for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to resign. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP)
The announcement came a day after acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller ordered the National Security Agency director, Gen. Paul Nakasone, to immediately place Michael Ellis in the position. 
Two-thirds of Americans approve of President-elect Joe Biden’s handling of the transition, but mixed confidence in his leadership on major issues presents a challenge for the new administration, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
The vice president-elect served four years in Congress. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has already said he will name California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Harris’s seat.
But it's unclear how receptive Iran's leadership remains to renegotiate with world powers after the President Trump pulled out of the pact.
Iranian police confiscated these machines allegedly used in bitcoin mining operations. (AP)
Iran's cheap energy and high inflation has made it a center for so-called cryptocurrency mining.
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Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey agreed to ban Donald Trump from Twitter after tearful all-hands meetings, bitter dialogues and employee pushback. It was the biggest decision his company had ever faced.
Defending the storming of the U.S. Capitol as “cool,” the student broadcast her participation on social media — and embraced the firestorm that followed as publicity, the FBI says.
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Urban leaders see Buttigieg’s willingness to pursue “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.
Authorities say a 61-year-old woman became the fourth person to die from shootings this month by a Chicago man who was later killed in a police shootout.
Even after the electoral college vote, Republican congressmen and others bow to President Trump’s fantasy that the election was somehow invalid.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) at a public safety briefing Friday on preparations for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
Northeast Regional trains will end their trips at Union Station on Tuesday and Wednesday, skipping the stations in Virginia.
A massive security operation is under way ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting conflict-zone comparisons that have drawn pushback from some who say such remarks trivialize war.
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Phil Spector in 1989. (AP)
The record producer’s heinous behavior changes how we hear his work. So does time.
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