Democracy Dies in Darkness
Santa Claus tries to console a 3-year-old from behind a plexiglass divider at a mall in Willow Grove, Pa., this month. (Reuters)
Although some retailers, like Macy’s, have suspended Santa visits or moved them online, many others are forging ahead with extra precautions and backup plans, in hopes of getting customers into stores during a particularly fraught holiday season.
Holidays 2020
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In a year that made history in myriad, often tragic ways, our reading habits reflected our coping methods, as we reached for apocalyptic fiction, primers on race, political books that reflected highly partisan worldviews, plus thrillers, romance and science fiction — anything to help us escape.
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How Trump's false election claims are keeping his movement alive
President Trump lost his bid for re-election, but he and many of his most fervent supporters have refused to accept it.
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The dynamic underscores how Trumpism is likely to animate the nation’s politics after the president is replaced by Joe Biden.
Analysis
Nearly four weeks after the 2020 presidential election concluded, there's still neither evidence of anything other than isolated incidents of fraud nor any reason to think such evidence exists.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam is paid around 5.21 million Hong Kong dollars, roughly $672,000, a year, making her among the highest paid public officials in the world.
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In SightPerspective
Photographer Vito Finocchiaro's photos whisk us away from our own reality and plunge us into a world drenched in tradition.
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Tony Hsieh1973-2020
He built the online shoe and clothing retailer into a billion-dollar business and led revitalization efforts in Las Vegas.
Efforts to add new servers created a cascading set of errors that hobbled Web-connected security cameras, robotic vacuums and publishing sites, the company acknowledged in a lengthy postmortem Saturday.
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Food banks have seen record increases in need even as donations dwindle. In the Washington region, churches have partnered with county officials to distribute food.
A 3-alarm fire tore through the upper floor and roof of a Silver Spring apartment building early Saturday, displacing some fifty residents, according to fire fighters.
Timothy E. Francis, 50, had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 20 years and was most recently a detective in the homicide squad that investigates presumed natural deaths.
Date Lab
Their date for dating’s sake last year transcended their age difference.
Review
Treat yourself with a meatless spread, warming fondue, fancy lunch or Puerto Rican feast
Sarah Fuller prepares for a kick during a practice session Wednesday, (Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)
A week after assisting her women’s soccer teammates in their SEC tournament triumph, Sarah Fuller is back in uniform — this time, for the Commodores’ football team, becoming the first female to play in a power conference game.