Democracy Dies in Darkness
As U.S. hospitals are overwhelmed and the number of coronavirus-related deaths nears record levels, America’s top infectious-disease expert warned of a surge on top of the recent surge in cases and urged Americans to take aggressive action.
Mayo Clinic paramedic Adam Glass, center, helps load covid-19 patient Rita Huebner into an ambulance in Eau Claire, Wis. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
As the coronavirus outbreak’s third wave surges, an open bed is “a gift” at a Wisconsin hospital where patients can’t believe other people still don’t take covid-19 seriously.
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The NFL is losing its fight against the coronavirus, and it needs to figure out a better game plan.
The completion of the recount — which the Trump campaign had requested — added to a pileup of defeats for the president as he continues to attack President-elect Joe Biden’s national victory, claiming without evidence that widespread fraud tainted the results.
The president-elect is bringing in women and minorities to craft his public communications and guide the country's recovery from the economic downturn.
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Drones helped shift Libya’s civil war in Turkey’s favor and aided Azerbaijan, Ankara’s ally, in prevailing over Armenian forces.
The president-elect was walking his dog Major on Saturday when he sprained his foot, the transition team said.
The tall metal object had baffled officials — and delighted the public, with no one seeming to know who put it there or why.
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Maria Bartiromo in 2019. (AP)
Over 45 minutes, the opinion host did not press the president for evidence of his claims of election fraud.
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The coronavirus task force came out in force on Sunday with a unified message: Americans should take aggressive action as the December holidays loom to mitigate the surge.
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Both in Washington and Tehran, the room for maneuver may be shrinking.
Australia’s leader demanded an apology from Beijing, as relations between the countries plumb new depths.
Agnes Chow at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts in Hong Kong on Nov. 23, where she faced charges stemming from protests in 2019. (AP)
Police seized medical records, cellphones and computers as part of an investigation into the soccer star’s unexpected death last week.
The increase raises questions about pandemic-related stress. There are no comprehensive studies of suicide rates and lockdowns, but the data from East Asia adds to the debate.
Greg Cruey, 60, teaches middle-schoolers. (Denise Hyatt)
“I still get the kid that wants to know if it’s true that 100,000 dead people voted in Michigan,” says Greg Cruey, a social studies teacher in West Virginia.
Rural barriers and the legacy of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, which still complicates outreach to minority populations, pose obstacles to immunization.
Because of the pandemic, the state’s House and Senate will strictly limit the number of bills that can be introduced for the General Assembly session that begins Jan. 13.
The Vatican’s ceremony to elevate new cardinals was unusual for its new safety rules in light of the pandemic. 
Terrence Byrd, coach of the Maryland Heat Youth Football team, talks to his players on a field in Virginia where they were allowed to practice. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
Youth coaches and parents say some shut-down teams are traveling to counties where sports are permitted.
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Road to Recovery
Binish Desai has already made more than 40,000 bricks for projects including homes and factories, and is gearing up to produce 15,000 a day.
Wellshire used what consumer advocates describe as a loophole to a rule designed to prevent most lenders from qualifying for the Fed's Main Street pandemic-loan program.
Although some retailers have suspended Santa visits or moved them online, others are forging ahead with extra precautions and backup plans in hopes of getting customers into stores.
The work created a cascading set of errors, the company acknowledged in a lengthy postmortem Saturday.
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Kansas City's Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes put on one of the greatest receiving shows in NFL history, with 203 yards and two touchdowns before the end of the first quarter. Derrick Henry carried the Titans with 178 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries.
Deni Avdija stretches with the help of his coach Veljko Perovic during a recent training session in Tel Aviv. (Corinna Kern/Washington Post)
Expectations are high for the Wizards’ first-round pic, with the patchy goatee, a devotion to family game nights and an aversion to controversy, who is set to begin workouts in a more athletic, pressurized and political league that he has seen only on TV.
Hill, Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs scorched the field where the next Super Bowl will be played, holding off a vintage Brady-led comeback for a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In the newest phase of his boxing career, the former undisputed heavyweight champion finds purpose in helping others.