Democracy Dies in Darkness
President Trump’s pardon of Flynn marks a full embrace of the retired general he had ousted from the White House after only 22 days — and a final salvo against the Russia investigation that shadowed the first half of his term in office.
Frustrated doctors say they have had to ration the antibody cocktail given to President Trump — if they can get one at all — because of extremely short supply.
Scores of Americans are choosing to follow through with plans to visit family and friends this week despite surging coronavirus cases — a scenario that officials in other countries are trying to avert ahead of other upcoming holidays, such as Christmas and New Year’s.
LightStrike is a germ-zapping robot at San Antonio International Airport in Texas. Other airports are considering whether to invest in the $125,000 device.
Election 2020
As President-elect Joe Biden called on Americans to make a shared sacrifice, President Trump spent the day tweeting a stream of grievances and baseless accusations.
A temporary order blocking further certification of election results was stayed on appeal from officials who had already formalized President-elect Joe Biden’s win the day before.
Former Obama official Michèle Flournoy, often mentioned as Biden’s most likely choice, said to remain in the running.
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) campaigns for Trump earlier this month. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The FixAnalysis
In near-identical tweets this week, GOP senators Tom Cotton (Ark.), Josh Hawley (Mo.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) all came out pretty aggressively against President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks.
The president-elect has committed to the installation of 500,000 charging stations by 2030 and extending a tax credit for the purchase of the vehicles.
Braun, a Democrat from Illinois, who served with President-elect Joe Biden, said in an interview that she is interested in serving as the next interior secretary.
The Cybersecurity 202Analysis
Alejandro Mayorkas championed cybersecurity initiatives during the Obama years.
Fact CheckerAnalysis
The president is casting doubt on Wisconsin’s election results, but every part of his claim is false.
A man in Cairo holds a phone on Sunday showing a picture of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan, center, hugging Israeli singer Omer Adam on a Dubai rooftop. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
Mohamed Ramadan and Omer Adam, both celebrities in the Middle East, met in Dubai. Their photo has triggered turmoil for Ramadan’s career in Egypt.
The vehicle, carrying at least two political slogans, appeared to have caused only minor damage. Authorities did not comment on the driver’s motive.
The Duchess described the “almost unbearable pain” that comes with losing a child, and urged people to “commit to asking others, ‘Are you OK?’”
Today’s WorldViewAnalysis
Analysts expect Joe Biden’s ascent to power to bolster liberal, internationalist forces across the Atlantic.
Kylie Moore-Gilbert had been jailed two years ago on charges she strongly denied.
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The McAllen Central Processing Center will reopen in 2022 after a major renovation, Customs and Border Protection officials said.
“It appears that there was a very conscious effort to conceal what was going on," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "And that’s what makes it even more unacceptable.”
Economists say they are concerned that the current surge of the coronavirus, combined with Congress’ failure to pass stimulus help, could send the recovery backwards.
Postal carrier Eric Bair puts tire chains on his truck before delivering mail during a snowstorm on Nov. 13 in Moscow, Idaho. (AP)
Fresh off delivering millions of ballots in the election, the U.S. Postal Service is turning its attention to another massive undertaking — “Operation Santa.” But these letters to Saint Nick will be digitized and posted online for “elves” — anyone hoping to spread holiday cheer — to adopt and fulfill the gift lists.
The White House has pressured the Defense Department to move forward with a plan to allow a private company to lease electromagnetic spectrum necessary for 5G communication networks. Industry analysts say such an opportunity would be worth at least $50 billion.
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The 18th-ranked Badgers, who suffered a damaging loss to No. 11 Northwestern last week, likely now have almost no shot at reaching the Big Ten championship game.
The NFL pushed back the game because of the Ravens' coronavirus issues. It's the NFL's first coronavirus-related schedule adjustment since Week 7.
Colter Zimmer, 13, puts up Christmas lights with his mom, Julie Zimmer, at their home in Crofton, Md., on Sunday. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Families are digging into their storage containers earlier than ever to follow through on one part of the holidays they can control in a year turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic: turning on the Christmas lights.
Your boyfriend might be an abuser. Give him one chance to stop scolding and patronizing.
Friend who socializes and doesn’t wear a mask says reader is paranoid about getting sick.
Job seeker puts on a suit, but interviewers are taking a much more casual approach.
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The beloved museum remains relevant, and not just because it was founded in the wake of a pandemic.
The nine nominations from the Recording Academy for January’s ceremony puts Beyoncé at 79 for her career, the most of any female artist.
Years of discrimination and financial difficulties have left many vulnerable to a covid-19 economy at a time when the stories they tell are as salient as ever.
Book Review
John Gray’s “Feline Philosophy” argues that cats have it all figured out.
In “No Time Like the Future,” the beloved actor and activist offers life lessons he’s learned the hard way.