Democracy Dies in Darkness
The closely watched trial’s outcome will ripple outward in notable ways, according to legal analysts and others: Prosecutors appear more willing to bring charges against officers, and police leadership might feel more emboldened to try to dismiss troubled officers.
The 20-year-old Black man was fatally shot by a Brooklyn Center, Minn., police officer.
The push to make D.C. the 51st state has become a partisan civil rights issue, with Democrats hailing voting rights for a plurality-Black city and Republicans denouncing it as a liberal power grab.
Environmentalists had hoped that pandemic-related declines in emissions-fueling activity might signal a shift in consumption that could continue.
Rep. Frank Lucas (Okla.), ranking Republican on the House Science Committee, expressed concern that the White House removed Betsy Weatherhead without explanation.
Conservatives prevailed in a decision that reverses the court’s trend of leniency toward juveniles convicted of serious crimes.
Turkey’s reaction is likely to be swift amid a growing list of disagreements with the United States.
Minnesota is familiar with winter and can keep lights on during a freeze. But residents are finding they have to pay extra because of Texas' February disaster. (Jenn Ackerman for The Post)
In Minnesota, where the temperature dropped below minus-20 in February and scarcely a single customer lost gas or electricity, state officials are struggling to come up with an equitable solution to a debacle that was made in Texas.
(John Farrell/The Washington Post)
Psychological research shows that climate change can alter an individual's mental health both directly and indirectly, impacting how we respond to this crisis.
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Many health workers talked about the betrayal they feel from the public — hero-worship one day, then refusal to wear masks the next, even if it would spare them the trauma of losing yet another patient.
Troy Osborne, a member of the Elgin High School football team, writes a message at a memorial for two of his former classmates killed in a family violence shooting Sunday. (Jay Janner/AP)
Darryll J. Pines, who took office in July, used his formal inauguration to unveil priorities for the University of Maryland in College Park.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand talks to staff members at Key Center in Springfield in February. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The vast majority of students in Virginia’s largest school system will head into classrooms five days a week, and almost all teachers will be required to report to work in person.
Get outside and enjoy the fresh air — and some amazing works of art.
Ellen Reid’s “Soundwalk” offers visitors to the performing arts park some site-specific musical accompaniment.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
(Nam Y. Huh/AP)
The lower-than-expected tally fueled hopes that the economy was rebounding as vaccinations picked up and stimulus continued to reach U.S. households.
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Bailey, right, and his new book, left. (W.W. Norton; Nancy Crampton)
Bailey lost his literary agent and the support of his publisher in less than a week following allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to his days as a New Orleans middle school teacher in the 1990s.
Brick-and-mortar booksellers curate books for you. Online, the decisions are more arbitrary.