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House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving balked when the chief of Capitol Police suggested activating the Guard because he knew congressional leaders “don’t want the military up there,” according to an account he gave to a friend.
The president-elect is expected to sign an executive order in his first days in the White House.
Saundra Rogers speaks to her 36-year-old son Dec. 21 as he lies in a hospital bed on life support. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Saundra Rogers fought for Nelson Orellana Garcia ever since he arrived in the United States 26 years ago.
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The 45-page report, released on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, is largely an attack on decades of historical scholarship, particularly when it comes to the nation's 400-year-old legacy of slavery. Most of those listed as authors lack credentials as historians.
Jonathan Jones and his wife, Maura Ryan, opened one of the few Black-owned restaurants in downtown Salem, Oregon, in 2019. (Maranie R. Staab for The Post)
Far-right and white-supremacist groups have descended on Oregon’s capital in large numbers, leaving one couple to wonder if it’s worth staying.
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Downtown D.C. is a fortress as inauguration nears
The heart of the nation’s capital is a maze of fences, concrete barriers and security checkpoints ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
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President-elect Joe Biden has not taken a position on the issue but has said he would reverse other mandates issued by President Trump seen as hostile to federal employees.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have selected Barber, a fiery preacher and anti-poverty activist, as one of several Black clergy to bless their incoming administration.
Lawyer Roberta Kaplan at her New York vacation home. She has three cases pending against President Trump. (Jackie Molloy for The Post)
“I became the go-to person to sue the president,” says Kaplan, who represents his niece Mary L. Trump and the writer E. Jean Carroll.
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Ten years after the revolution, the economy remains weak and frustrations are high.
President Trump and his allies have hailed their hawkish strategy, but the trade war failed and tensions remain high.
Navalny called on Russians to take to the streets in mass protests after a court ordered Monday that he be held in custody for 30 days after his return to Russia.
Social studies and civics teachers, who explain how government works, face an unprecedented task.
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Mark Ruwedel’s book, "Seventy-Two and One Half Miles Across Los Angeles," is a portrait of his hometown.
Speakers during the annual celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in his hometown of Atlanta are calling for renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year.
Gov. Larry Hogan receives the vaccine at the State House on Monday, along with his wife, first lady Yumi Hogan. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
Maryland’s governor, the first regional government executive to get vaccinated, encouraged people to sign up for the vaccine.
More sunshine returns today before a cold and windy Inauguration Day. Most days this week should be mainly sunny with near-average temperatures.
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A depot used to store pipes for TransCanada Corp.'s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline in Gascoyne, N.D., on Jan. 25, 2017. (Terray Sylvester/Reuters)
The president-elect is expected to soon reverse the efforts of the Trump administration, ending a project proposed more than a decade ago.
Joe Biden adopted Major, a 10-month-old German shepherd, from the Delaware Humane Society. Major will be the first dog adopted from a shelter to live in the White House. (Delaware Humane Association)
The president-elect is “passionate about dogs because he loves them,” said Mark Tobin, a Delaware dog trainer who has worked with the Biden dogs. Tobin said that Joe Biden is a hands-on dog owner.
He pretends like nothing happened, and for some reason she’s going along with it.
Reader’s parents repeatedly mention the “great guy” who made their daughter miserable.
Reader aims to be polite but worries that habit is annoying.