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A kiosk displays a message encouraging wearing face masks and social distancing as passengers wait in line at Miami International Airport on Nov. 25. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Across the country, officials and health experts are bracing for “a surge on top of a surge.”
Holidays 2020
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In a year that made history in myriad, often tragic ways, our reading habits reflected our coping methods, as we reached for apocalyptic fiction, primers on race, political books that reflected highly partisan worldviews, plus thrillers, romance and science fiction — anything to help us escape.
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English actor David Prowse poses with a fan in a Darth Vader costume in 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
David Prowse1935–2020
David Prowse used his towering height and broad shoulders to portray the bionic body of the evil Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The phenomenal success of the series after its launch in 1977 made the Dark Lord of the Sith one of cinema's most instantly recognizable villains — even as Prowse remained largely unknown to moviegoers.
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
Harrison Ruffin Tyler is 91. His grandfather, John Tyler, was president from 1841 to 1845.
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How Trump's false election claims are keeping his movement alive
President Trump lost his bid for re-election, but he and many of his most fervent supporters have refused to accept it.
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The president-elect is assembling an experienced and trusted team, and one of the most important priorities will be to hit the ground running.
The governor’s office said Polis “will continue to be closely monitored” while he keeps working remotely. Earlier in the week, Polis said he was exposed to someone with the virus and had tested negative and would start to quarantine.
The attack is one of the deadliest in recent months in Afghanistan, where violence has been on the rise despite ongoing peace talks.
In Vatican City, Pope Francis elevated 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory. (Video: Reuters; photo: AP)
The Vatican’s ceremony to elevate new cardinals was unusual for its new safety rules in light of the pandemic. The event was also historic, particularly for the U.S. Catholic Church, where Blacks are a minority inside the faith and an even smaller minority among top leadership.
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Tony Hsieh1973-2020
He built the online shoe and clothing retailer into a billion-dollar business and led revitalization efforts in Las Vegas.
Efforts to add new servers created a cascading set of errors that hobbled Web-connected security cameras, robotic vacuums and publishing sites, the company acknowledged in a lengthy postmortem Saturday.
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Chief Peter Newsham will be leaving the city’s police force to lead the one in the Northern Virginia suburb.
Timothy E. Francis, 50, had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 20 years and was most recently a detective in the homicide squad that investigates presumed natural deaths.
Small Business Saturday was celebrated as Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Brandywine, Md., with crafts, food and wine. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
Local businesses get creative as coronavirus closures continue to hit small merchants hard.
A 3-alarm fire tore through the upper floor and roof of a Silver Spring apartment building early Saturday, displacing some fifty residents, according to fire fighters.
Food banks have seen record increases in need even as donations dwindle. In the Washington region, churches have partnered with county officials to distribute food.
Date Lab
Their date for dating’s sake last year transcended their age difference.
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Treat yourself with a meatless spread, warming fondue, fancy lunch or Puerto Rican feast
Vera Menchik plays 20 opponents simultaneously at the Empire Social Chess Club in London in 1931. (Bettmann Archive)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
Critic’s Notebook
Contemporary artists are using the old style of grand-history painting to shape public opinion and collective identity.
Camila Wicks1928–2020
Hailed as one of the finest violinists of her era, she left the limelight to raise her children.