Democracy Dies in Darkness
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U.S. defense officials said the high-altitude balloon was spotted this week over Montana, but they would not specify its present whereabouts. The Pentagon considered shooting it down but opted not to out of fear the debris could cause injuries.
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The workers didn’t disappear. They moved to behind-the-scenes office work where they are more likely to have increased flexibility, stability and often better pay.
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The spiritual question, at its most basic, is: If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, tastes like a duck, but you’re not supposed to eat a duck, does God consider this “cheating”?
(Joshua Lott/The Post)

The poll found Americans increasingly doubtful that law enforcement officers are properly trained in using appropriate force or that they treat White and Black people equally.
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Las Vegas journalist Jeff German was killed before finishing a story about a Ponzi scheme targeting Mormons. So a Washington Post reporter stepped in to help.
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