Democracy Dies in Darkness
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As large insurance providers stop fully covering covid-related hospital stays, an uneven patchwork of patient billing has emerged. In some cases, patients in the same ICU can be hit with very different charges.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is poised to resist calls to ask financial regulators to rein in lending to the nation’s worst greenhouse-gas emitters. For now, Treasury officials appear unlikely to embrace the most dramatic steps pushed by  advocates.
Kane Watkins, 9, sits on the edge of his porch as crews work to inspect his home’s water line on Aug. 12.
The city’s effort to remove lead pipes shows what’s possible with funding and political will. But along with relief, residents express distrust and exhaustion from years of crisis.
A small band of right-wing protesters decrying the treatment of the mob that overran the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was dwarfed by hundreds of police and news reporters. Police said they made four arrests and seized two weapons.
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Cris Wolf, 46, of San Francisco, works with Sasha Plotitsa at Formr Furniture in San Francisco. (Nikki Kahn for The Post)
How one man's San Francisco-based start-up is bringing socially responsible industrial design to the furniture business.
She thought it was nice to be on a date with someone who didn’t think tarot-card reading was stupid.
Scott Gottlieb explores in his new book how we were woefully unprepared for the coronavirus — and why.
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Firefighters protect the tree, more than 2,300 years old. with fire-resistant material in California. (EPA-EFE Shutterstock)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
The tree named for a brutal Civil War general is ringed with "many layers of irony" regarding a fledgling nation, a historian says.
Reusing instead of throwing away food seems an obvious environmental improvement. But more studies need to be done on how effective upcycling is.
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Women protest against the six-week abortion ban on Sept. 1 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP)
“I wanted to make sure that Texas didn’t get away with its bid to prevent this blatantly unconstitutional law from being tested,” a San Antonio physician wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post.
Gabby Petito’s disappearance has galvanized online sleuths across social media platforms, especially TikTok, where the #gabbypetito hashtag has been viewed more than 200 million times.
Fairfax County approved a plastic bag tax last week, and both Arlington County and Alexandria were expected to follow suit.
The judge said the woman appeared intoxicated on the stand, but her attorney and a prosecutor said she was anxious about facing the man accused of assaulting her.
A roadside memorial was established for Allison Hart in Northeast D.C. (David Van Horn)
A roadside memorial for Allison Hart was still forming when a car drove recklessly through the D.C. intersection, leaving mourners justifiably outraged.
Foraging is “like the adult Easter egg hunt, just going out and finding something. It’s very primal.”
The next few weekends are packed with fall festivals. Here are some of the best.
Get ready for Oktoberfests, outdoor festivals, including the H Street Festival, and free admission at local museums.
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