Democracy Dies in Darkness
Two-thirds of Americans approve of President-elect Joe Biden’s handling of the transition, but mixed confidence in his leadership on major issues, along with President Trump’s hold on the Republican Party, present challenges for the new administration, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
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A massive security operation is underway ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, prompting conflict-zone comparisons that have drawn pushback from some who say such remarks trivialize the reality of war.
A medical worker is reflected in equipment while treating a covid-19 patient in Houston. (Reuters)
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.
As the virus began spreading a year ago, there was pushback against maligning China with the labels like “China virus” or “Wuhan virus.” The World Health Organization says it’s working on a more neutral naming system.
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Navalny arrived from Berlin, where he was treated for a near-fatal poisoning in August. Navalny and his allies claim the attack was carried out by Russian security agents. Moscow denies the accusation.
It’s not enough to simply present truthful information to the public. We need it to sink in.
Phil Spector in a Los Angeles court in 2009. (Jae C. Hong/Pool/AP)
He was known as the creative force behind such hits as “Be My Baby” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” — and for disturbing behavior that culminated in a murder conviction in 2009.
Twitter CEO 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.
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Navalny expects a ‘warm welcome’ on return to Moscow for first time since poisoning
The Washington Post is with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on the plane taking him to Moscow from Berlin, five months after a near-fatal poisoning.
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In the Jan. 6 vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win, the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans decided to live in the real world. The overwhelming majority of House Republicans did not.
Will Republicans purge the worst of what he has brought to their coalition or will Trump maintain his influence after he is out of office?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg News)
After a decade of development, the space agency planned to fire the four engines of its towering Space Launch System for eight minutes, but officials ended the test less than two minutes in. It was not clear immediately what went wrong.
Some people mistakenly identified as Capitol rioters have faced threats and harassment after internet "sleuths" shared their contact information online.
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Urban leaders see Buttigieg’s willingness to pursue so-called “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.
Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 people in California about racism, fear, disorder and firearms.
Remembering Johnny’s Half Shell for Ann Cashion’s food, John Fulchino’s service — and a singular experience
Local bars and restaurants have cooked up commemorative dishes to help make your sofa feel more festive.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interesting twist, she found his take on their shared interests to be lacking in, well, substance.
Blend 111 chef Andrés-Julian Zuluaga brings delicious sophistication to the cross-cultural restaurant in Vienna
Kevin Stefanski, who missed last week's playoff win because of a positive coronavirus test, has defied the odds in his first season. Next up is a matchup with the defending champion Chiefs.
The TYR Pro Swim Series was held at two sites — San Antonio and Richmond — this month. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
The Summer Games have already been pushed back a year, but the months leading up to Tokyo also will be heavily affected.
Javicia Leslie stars in the title role in the CW's second season of “Batwoman.” (CW)
Leslie takes over as the title character in Season 2 of the CW's “Batwoman,” after Ruby Rose's surprise departure.
The white supremacist threat has been ignored for too long by law enforcement and pop culture.
The author of “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self” delivers a magnificent, searing new story collection.
Four comedians see different paths for life after President Trump.
Some authors published ambitious works of science fiction or fantasy but then, for one reason and another, fell off the radar. Their other books deserve a new look.