Democracy Dies in Darkness
While short of a concession, the president’s move paves the way for President-elect Joe Biden’s team to receive funding and security briefings, and sets in motion the steps needed for a peaceful transfer of power.
Janet Yellen in 2017. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
If confirmed by the Senate, the former Federal Reserve chair would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department since the institution was founded in 1789.
From their perch as outsiders, many foreigners worry about President Trump’s refusal to concede and what it means about America’s role as a beacon of democracy.
Governors and mayors have imposed dozens of new coronavirus restrictions that experts say may be too little, too late.
Planned gatherings are being canceled or amended as Americans find themselves newly sickened, exposed or fearing the rampant spread of the coronavirus.
A spin class is held outdoors in Napa, Calif., after the state prohibited indoor exercise classes. (Max Whittaker for The Post)
Perhaps its most sobering findings: 14 percent of Black people trust that a vaccine will be safe, and 18 percent trust that it will be effective.
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Daraa was the cradle of the revolution. Two years after its recapture by government forces, killings are on the rise.
Plus, 86,000 covid patients are hospitalized today in America, and House Democrats reckon with their diminished majority.
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Many of the president-elect's nominees for key posts served in the Obama administration.
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It’s hard to imagine what else would need to happen to prompt other Republicans to speak up.
Governments eager to relax the rules and people eager to enjoy themselves have given the virus a window. Now, winter is coming.
Cordier in 1945. (Musée de ’Ordre De la Libération/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mr. Cordier was a key member of the French resistance, helping coordinate and unify the disparate guerrilla groups who set out to attack Nazi trains and bases to weaken, confuse and distract them in the run-up to the 1944 Allied landings at Normandy.
Haines, a lawyer by training, held senior national security roles in the Obama administration, including as the No. 2 at CIA.
The full splendor of the northern lights appeared over Scandinavia, too, in this video from Sunday. (Matthew Robinson via Storyful)
The green and violet lights were courtesy of a solar storm, or an eruption of high-energy particles from the surface of the sun. 
One of the largest awardees in a key pandemic relief operation redirected $3 million to its own nonprofit organization despite its lack of track record or capacity in delivering food to people in need, House Democrats allege.
Thomas Moyer is accused of promising to donate iPads to the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff’s office in exchange for concealed weapons permits.
Then-Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen listens during a news conference in 2017. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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The position means getting into the trenches with a divided Congress.
The vulnerability demonstrated another pitfall of our increasingly connected cars.
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NFL Week 11Analysis
Brady had a chance to lead Tampa Bay to a late win but his second interception of the game sealed another primetime loss and put Los Angeles into first place in the NFC West.
Running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive, and defensive tackle Brandon Williams was placed in quarantine as a high-risk close contact.
Washington defenders celebrate after James Smith-Williams sacked Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
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This dreadful division is there for the taking. But taking it wouldn’t mask the work Washington still faces.
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The beloved museum remains relevant, and not just because it was founded in the wake of a pandemic.
Book Review
John Gray’s “Feline Philosophy” argues that cats have it all figured out.
Jennings, who once won 74 games in a row and claimed the show’s “Greatest of All Time” title in a competition last year, is set to host episodes that air in January.
The massively popular genre is inherently Black and inherently political: Poverty, racism, police violence and the genre’s own criminalization were persistent themes in its early days.
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"Saved by the Bell’s" newest class holds its own against the original in Peacock’s reboot.