Democracy Dies in Darkness
If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, the shot would be the nation’s third vaccine and the only one that provides protection with a single dose. Experts said it could expedite efforts to inoculate Americans as virus variants spread.
There is a good chance that by summer, many aspects of life will be reminiscent of a time before the coronavirus — as long as vaccinations  increase and Americans stay careful during the spring, health experts say.
Health Canada said in its decision that the vaccine has an estimated efficacy of 62 percent and that it was “well tolerated by participants.” 
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Use of the vast database offers another example of how government agencies  target commercial sources to access information they're not authorized to compile on their own. “When you sign up for electricity, you don’t expect them to send immigration agents to your front door,” one researcher said.
Pedestrians leave a cafe in Du Quoin, Ill. A coronavirus outbreak at Fairview Rehabilitation and Healthcare resulted in multiple deaths last fall.
When covid-19 became a reality in Southern Illinois in November, flooding across the plains, it illuminated a deeper, underlying problem in small-town America.
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President Biden visits Texas Gov. Abbott, Houston Food Bank
Biden flew to Texas on Feb. 26 to meet with Gov. Greg Abbott (R), following extreme weather and widespread power outages in the state last week.
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The plan represents a backup proposal to Democrats’ efforts to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour — a provision in the covid relief stimulus package that the Senate’s parliamentarian ruled out.
Starting second from left, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and city resident Kerwin Miller are sworn in at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s D.C. statehood hearing in 2019. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
A growing number of states have filed resolutions supporting, or opposing, D.C. statehood.
The Justice Department accused the air carrier of falsifying mail delivery data in contracts with the U.S. Postal Service.
A wrongful death lawsuit had claimed that a sheriff jammed his knee against the neck of Tory Sanders and kept it there for up to three minutes.
This Black History Month, as history struggles to keep up with current events, we can remember how we got here as we keep our eyes on the future.
Some of the same places that were 50 degrees colder than normal 10 days ago are now running 20 or more degrees above normal.
Gov. Larry Hogan will not veto three-year payments to low-income workers who don’t have Social Security numbers.
People wait in a recovery area after receiving the coronavirus vaccine at a tented clinic in Washington. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
Within 40 minutes Friday, all 4,350 appointments available to D.C. residents who are at least 65, have health problems or qualifying jobs were filled.
Campus facilities will reopen and students will be permitted to gather in groups of six, officials said.
Sharbat in Adams Morgan welcomes visitors with expertly made sweet and savory baked goods from Azerbaijan.
The National Museum of Mathematics presents an augmented-reality art show you look at on your phone.
A new anthology compiles decades of music writing from the 90-year-old jazz critic.
(Texas Farm Bureau)
The loss of fruits and vegetables during last week’s cold snap in Texas could lead to shortfalls at food banks and higher prices at grocery stores.
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