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In becoming the highest-ranking administration official to break with President Trump on his allegation that the election was stolen, Attorney General William P. Barr might offer political cover to other Republicans to stake out similar positions.
Powell filed an affidavit from Ron Watkins, one of the few people who can authenticate the mysterious Q posts that drive the conspiracy theory.
Racial justice activists are divided about their strategy under the soon-to-be presidency.
After his own too-short transition from Bill Clinton, George W. Bush wanted his handoff to Barack Obama would be the smoothest in history. (2010 photo by Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Bitterness over losing an election is nearly as old as the presidency.
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The president-elect’s choice of advisers sets up a clash with Senate Republicans, who are sounding alarms over a national debt they helped President Trump increase by nearly $7 trillion.
The effort aims to break a partisan logjam by pressuring leaders into approving a new stimulus package, but it faces long odds.
Workers operate a coronavirus testing site in Chicago on Nov. 30 in expectation of a case surge after Thanksgiving travel. (Getty Images)
Despite warnings, millions traveled and gathered for Thanksgiving. As officials brace for the surge ahead, they say a new approach is needed.
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The suit, which legal experts said has little chance of prevailing, argues that elections officials improperly accepted more than 200,000 votes but does not allege fraud.
If there was a conspiracy to use the systems to throw the election, it didn't work very well.
Miles Taylor at an undisclosed location in Washington in November. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
At least 15 people were injured, four severely, in the southwestern city of Trier. Authorities said they arrested the suspected driver, a 51-year-old German who lived in the area.
The approach contrasts sharply with the prevailing wisdom in the United States, where public health officials have focused on low rates of positive coronavirus tests in the broader community as a prerequisite for in-person schooling.
A nearly empty Dupont Circle Metro station during the coronavirus pandemic. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
The financial toll of the pandemic has caught up with transit agencies across the nation. The outlook is grim without federal assistance.
The controversial Education secretary denounced calls for student debt cancellation as "insidious ... government gift giving," while calling the free college movement a "socialist takeover of higher education."
The rare federal seaman’s manslaughter charges against Jerry Boylan were brought under a pre-Civil War law aimed at holding steamboat captains and crew responsible for watery disasters that were far more frequent at the time.
A free, public clearinghouse that debuted Tuesday will for the first time allow anyone from academic historians to amateur family genealogists to search for individual enslaved people around the globe in one central online location.
The president and three of his adult children — Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric — were sued two years ago on allegations of promoting a marketing program that allegedly duped plaintiffs.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell, right, testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, also testified. (AP)
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Even though Black families have been hard hit by the covid-19-related recession, they were better prepared because of the increase in their savings, a new report finds.
Human rights advocates are seeking to hold the companies responsible for the mistreatment of six Malians who say they were trafficked as children to work on cocoa farms.
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The sides agreed to some policies that place the women’s team on level terms with the men’s team, the U.S. Soccer Federation said, but the deal is unrelated to claims of wage discrimination.
Notre Dame has already secured a spot in the ACC title game. (Raleigh News & Observer/AP)
Ohio State remained in the top four even though it called off a game last week and has played only four games this season.
The clip sparked fierce debate in a country not accustomed to discussing such issues.
The Spiders men’s basketball team’s first road victory against a top-10 team in 26 tries came two years after a turbulent season led to unrest in the fanbase.
Viola Davis as Ma Rainey in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” (Netflix)
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The two actors deliver breathtaking performances in a film adaptation of August Wilson’s play.
If you still have holiday shopping to do, perhaps one of these books will fit the bill.
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‘Perestroika in Paris’ may star a talking horse, but it’s a story about humanity, too.
Page, who earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for “Juno,” has been one of Hollywood’s most outspoken advocates for LGBTQ rights in recent years. 
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One of Perry’s unique talents is his ability to tell the same story over and over again, while finding ways to make it fresh and absorbing.