Democracy Dies in Darkness
In an intensely polarized nation, some worry that the maskless among them will not truly have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Telling vaccinated people they can discard their masks signals the power of the shots, but critics say the move was hasty and difficult to implement with a majority of Americans still unprotected.
Violinist Midori will be celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors on June 6. (Elias Williams for The Post)
The internationally celebrated violinist, activist and educator is one of five Kennedy Center honorees this spring.
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The California gubernatorial candidate and former Olympian has changed her tone on which gender-specific sports teams transgender girls can join.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) at the Capitol last month. (Getty Images)
Ocasio-Cortez has been a consistent target of Greene’s, in part because of her high profile on the right as an enemy. By now, though, it’s clearly personal — a worrisome development given the heightened hostility on display in politics.
The agency had been undergoing overhauls since an embarrassing 2014 White House security breach.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli forces Friday near the West Bank city of Nablus. (Reuters)
The IDF apologized for what it said was miscommunication, but did not offer a clear explanation of why foreign reporters were given false information.
A ferocious series of strikes on the Gaza Strip, launched by Israel, targeted a vast network of underground tunnels used by Palestinian militants, Israeli officials said.
Documents from stolen Iranian archives show surprising innovation as Iran embarked on a crash course to build a nuclear weapon.
The mass protest resembled similar actions that took place in the United States during the Trump administration.
A ruling on whether to dismiss manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers for the 2017 fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar could lead to further appeals and set precedent in the prosecution of federal officers by state prosecutors.
The "deepfake" allegations became a symbol of the dark power of computer-generated video. A lawyer for the suspect, a 50-year-old mother in suburban Pennsylvania, argues the case “ruined her life.”
The American GFS model simulates rainfall over the central United States in broad strokes over the coming week. (WeatherBell)
Severe weather and flooding threatens the central United States this weekend and may expand east next week.
(Jackie Parsons)
My epic struggle to say it to one of my best friends.
The senator from Illinois discusses her years of poverty and how that informs what she brings to the job.
Interruptions in conversation used to be natural. Try it on a video call.
Playing again without Bradley Beal, the Wizards got yet another triple-double from Russell Westbrook, the NBA's newly crowned triple-double king, to turn back the Cavaliers, 120-105, and clinch a spot in the play-in.
Washington continued to add to its overhauled secondary by signing the six-year veteran. He was one of the Dolphins team captains the past two years and has experience at safety or as a cornerback.
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Game 1 of the Capitals-Bruins series is Saturday night at Capital One Arena.