Democracy Dies in Darkness
The two parties have yet to agree how to operate the 50-50 chamber days after Democrats took control.
The practice of shifting workers from appointee to career status occurs at the end of every presidency.
Extreme-left rioters destroyed the Democratic headquarters in Portland, Ore., hours after President Biden took the oath of office.
Civil rights activists say the White House cannot use the vice president's presence to justify delaying action on racial justice.
The former president, in his first political activity since leaving office, endorsed an ally for Arizona party chair who backed his false claims of election fraud.
The Jan. 6 attack showed that violent extremism is not a threat exclusively imported from foreign shores. Law enforcement and security officials, experts say, will face significant legal, political and cultural hurdles to battle a disease that seems to have taken hold in the nation’s nervous system.
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Many Americans grant that President Biden’s quest for a quieter culture is a nice enough goal, but many say the country’s divisions remain too deep to allow for such a shift.
The president’s relief package is being declared dead on arrival by senior Senate Republicans, who say there has been little, if any, outreach from the Biden team to get their support. Liberals are demanding the president ram the legislation through without GOP votes.
The first days of the Biden administration have produced a blizzard of fact sheets and memorandums, with aspirations of a return to regular order.
Syrian refugees salvage belongings from the wreckage of their shelters after a fire in December in Bhanine, Lebanon. (Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters across Russia called for the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny — a massive show of defiance against President Vladimir Putin and his widening crackdowns against challenges to his power.
Ben Gurion International Airport will be shuttered for at least a week as country races to vaccinate more of the population.
Judge Guzmán said he celebrated in 1973 when Augusto Pinochet overthrew Chile’s democratically elected socialist president in a coup. It took years before Judge Guzmán understood the extent of the terror unleashed by Pinochet, his secret police and henchmen.
Videos circulating on social media appear to show a police car, with lights and sirens on, plowing into numerous people in the crowd. Several people appear to hit the ground as the vehicle moves forward. It is not immediately clear how many people were impacted or where the vehicle hit them.
Law enforcement officials are considering forgoing charges against those who went into the building but are not linked to violence, threats or destruction.
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Bias in home valuations has contributed to the racial wealth gap.
Hardin’s case study of Flint is expressed in a more personal and poetic way than a rigorous investigation could.
There is no indication that activists protesting the church were responsible for the attack, the El Monte Police chief said.
Prince George’s firefighter Steve Collins has spent months rehabilitating after contracting the coronavirus.
Canceled appointments, long waits and uncertainty about future vaccine shipments dominate.
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The 1972 occupation, born out of frustration with the government’s “Trail of Broken Treaties,” lasted for six days
The state, which carried out its first execution in 1608 and put colonists to death for such infractions as stealing grapes and killing chickens, has been the nation’s most prolific death penalty state over the past four centuries.
In the days before 911, firefighters and police used a street-corner communications device.
Valarie Carey, sister of Miriam Carey, joins family and friends in a silent protest at the U.S. Capitol grounds in 2014. (Linda Davidson/The Post)
Her sister contrasts her fate to the treatment of Jan. 6 rioters.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) has a chance to make it to his 10th Super Bowl. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. 
The Australian Open is far different from the Grand Slam coronavirus-era experiments of 2020, the U.S. Open and French Open.
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Adam Jentleson joins many Democrats in calling for reform of the filibuster.
His aggressive moves were paired with deference to states’ rights, James Oakes writes.