Democracy Dies in Darkness
Protesters march near downtown Phoenix after Roe v. Wade was overturned on June 24. (AP)
For many of those opposed to the decision, the rolling back of the constitutional right to an abortion was another example of how American democracy is broken.
Lawyer Bobby DiCello holds a photograph of Jayland Walker, whom police fatally shot in Akron, Ohio, on June 27. (Jeff Lange/USA Today Network/Reuters)
Police fatally shot Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man, while he fled a traffic stop Monday. His death drew protesters to city buildings and prompted officials to cancel Akron’s Fourth of July festival.
The ruins of buildings in Lysychansk, Ukraine, on Sunday. (AP)
Moscow’s claim to have seized the last major Ukrainian stronghold in the Luhansk region signaled a potential turning point in Russia’s effort to gain control of eastern Ukraine.
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Climate change is altering the summer months — turning a time of joy into stretches of extreme heat, dangerously polluted air, anxiety and lost traditions.
Hart Island, a scruffy one-mile slice of land in Long Island Sound, is the nation’s largest public cemetery. It was created for the poor, but it increasingly serves a surprising range of people as the pandemic has fueled a surge in unclaimed bodies.
The 50th anniversary of the gathering has drawn thousands but set off conflicts with environmental groups worried that the influx will harm vulnerable species in the Colorado national forest.
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Secret Service agents near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
The new depiction of the Secret Service — which has endured controversy from a prostitution scandal and security missteps during the Obama years to allegations of politicization under Trump — has cast new doubt on the agency's  independence and credibility.