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Maricopa County officials say 2020 recount is a sham, demand Arizona GOP end the process
The GOP-dominated county board said Monday that the audit commissioned by state Republicans is promoting falsehoods and defaming public servants.
Rosalind S. Helderman
Biden to visit electric vehicle maker as he pushes for infrastructure plan
Biden to take executive action on legal services for the poor
Christie ‘won’t preclude’ 2024 presidential run, says he isn’t deferring to Trump
Israeli airstrikes pound Gaza despite cease-fire calls
, Hazem Balousha and
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Under fire, Gazans are running out of electricity and fuel
Biden joins calls for cease-fire as Israel-Hamas clash rages
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Japanese doctors call for Olympics cancellation amid covid-19 surge
It could take a decade to vaccinate Venezuela if slow rollout continues, experts warn
D.C. lifts mask mandate Monday for fully vaccinated people
Once a pandemic success story, Taiwan struggles with a vaccine shortage
and Alicia Chen
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Amid the height of the pandemic, these families lost loved ones
Stories of loss and pain as covid-19 separated families from each other in their most vulnerable moments.
For some Navy pilots, UFO sightings were an ordinary event: ‘Every day for at least a couple years’
Video: Military jet video tracks high-speed UFO
Calculate how much you would get from the expanded child tax credit
Child cash benefit to begin hitting millions of parents’ bank accounts July 15
A more powerful naloxone is on the way. The question is whether it’s needed.
The FDA approved a stronger version of the drug that reverses opioid overdoses. Some critics fear it could cause harm.
As cryptocurrency goes wild, fear grows about who might get hurt
Cryptocurrency’s extraordinary run has attracted hordes of new investors, drawn by the potential for huge profits and a culture soaked in humor and risk-taking.
Make no mistake: The Supreme Court is coming for ‘Roe’
Opinion by Leah Litman and Melissa Murray
The Trumpy right is violating everything our children are taught
The misguided identity politics of the anti-Trump Republicans
Perry Bacon Jr.
Vaccines didn’t stop the Yankees’ covid-19 outbreak. But the case proves how well they work.
Opinion by Zach Binney and Angela L. Rasmussen
After a bloody weekend, Israel needs a cease-fire as much as Hamas
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Let’s pause to mark ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ — and its lessons for our time
Colbert I. King
Guide to the Pandemic
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No, you shouldn’t hide good news during a pandemic. Here’s how to share it gracefully.
No, people aren’t giving up pandemic pets because they’re bored
Think the pandemic made you forget how to drive and park? Experts explain what’s going on.
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A ‘narrow’ pathway to a net-zero future for greenhouse gases, IEA says
The pathway to slower climate change is not impossible, says the International Energy Agency, but is “perhaps the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced.”
Biden’s aid programs help buttress McCarthy’s district despite GOP leader’s complaints about ‘socialist’ spending
Andrew Van Dam
Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, right, with Chinese businessman Guo Wengui in New York in November 2018. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is driving force for a sprawling disinformation network, researchers say
A Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is the “linchpin” of a sprawling disinformation network that pushes election and covid-19 falsehoods, researchers said.
Black Lives Matter activists said a man tried to hit them with his car. The suspect turned out to be a judge.
Justices to review law that advocates see as path to diminish Roe v. Wade
Giuliani’s lawyers seek to review prior seizure of his cloud data
Bob Baffert suspended from N.Y. tracks, may not be able to enter Medina Spirit in Belmont Stakes
The head of the New York Racing Association said his organization had to act to “protect the integrity of the sport for our fans, the betting public and racing participants.”
Devastation in Gaza
Stories from all over
A Black council member protested Andrew Brown Jr. shooting. Police urinated on his property to retaliate, he says.
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Trump DOJ tried to unmask a Twitter account behind ‘mean tweets and bad memes’ that teased Rep. Devin Nunes
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The jury reached a guilty verdict. Then the defendant fatally cut his own throat in a federal courtroom.
A rapper posed on a SWAT truck during the Capitol riots and put it on his album. He’s facing federal charges.
The government has a program to cut your Internet bill. Verizon is using it to force you onto a new data plan.
Geoffrey A. Fowler
Scientists unravel a mystery about a naked giant carved into an English hill
The Kennedy Center Honors
Everyone wants Garth Brooks on their side. He just wants everyone to get along.
From The Magazine
We can all be models: Diversity now covers everything and anything
Story by Robin Givhan | Photos by Jesse Dittmar
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Ovechkin’s future hangs over Capitals’ playoff hopes
All that is separating the end of Alex Ovechkin's 13-year contract with the Caps and his free agency this summer is the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Biden boosts vaccine donations, but critics say far more is needed
The announcement of at least 20 million doses marked the first time the United States has said it would share vaccines authorized for domestic use.
Fact-checking the Paul-Fauci flap over Wuhan lab funding
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) challenged Anthony S. Fauci over whether the U.S. government funded dangerous research in China. Here’s what they were talking about.
Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) is the lone Democratic holdout on the For the People Act, a sprawling overhaul of federal elections and campaign finance law. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Democrats confront reality on voting rights: Congress is probably no help
A push for sweeping federal election legislation appears to be dying out, and key Democrats said they have little more than blind hope that a breakthrough will materialize.
Cuomo to receive $5.1 million for his book on the pandemic
How the right-wing media has responded to the Biden administration
Biden administration announces new Energy Star standards, plans for emissions targets for federal buildings
Voters have seen past presidents as illegitimate. This time is different.
Tracking Biden appointees
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones.
An Indian police officer helps a driver cross the flooded street as Cyclone Tauktae hits Mumbai and nearby areas on May 17. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Cyclone Tauktae strikes India’s west coast, disrupting crucial battle against coronavirus
Thousands have been evacuated inland, and vaccine campaigns have been suspended.
‘Extremely severe’ cyclone slams into Gujarat, India
Two ultra-Orthodox Israelis killed, 160 injured in bleacher collapse in crowded West Bank synagogue
The incident occurred Sunday night during prayers held in an unfinished synagogue with no occupancy permit.
Scarred by Zika, some Brazilian women avoid pregnancy in pandemic
By Letícia Marteleto
India’s vaccination drive is faltering just when the country needs it most
A memorial for Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Trial of ex-police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright may proceed
The Past, Rediscovered
A famed folk singer won a presidential pardon after molesting a child. Did he prey on others?
Jimmy Carter pardoned Peter Yarrow for what he did to a 14-year-old girl in a D.C. hotel room in 1969. But the Peter, Paul and Mary star is accused of sexually assaulting others, too.
Former Louisiana governor, who served one tumultuous term, dies at 77
The Harvard-educated, reform-minded politician served in Congress before winning one term as governor in 1987.
By Kevin McGill
Police were called to a fellow officer’s home. They found a meth lab in the basement, prosecutors say.
Passenger who had to be handcuffed during a Seattle flight now faces a $52,500 fine
Dallas, Houston face flood threat, with hail and tornado potential farther west
D.C., MD. & VA.
D.C. lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated people
Those who are fully vaccinated only need to wear a mask in places where it is required. The move brings the city in line with Virginia and Maryland, which had lifted their mandates last week.
D.C. could resume eviction filings for rent nonpayment
Former prosecutors in Chandra Levy murder trial face ethics hearing
Keith L. Alexander
People visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington last week. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Would a ‘normal tourist’ carry bear spray or zip-ties to the nation’s capital?
Some members of Congress continue to insist that the mob attack of Jan. 6 was a “normal tourist visit,” not an insurrection.
Logistical quirks leave disproportionate share of D.C. gas stations dry
D.C. police identify man who allegedly reposted data stolen from police computers
Child’s remains found in restroom in Northwest Washington
Capital Weather Gang
D.C.-area forecast: Sunny skies for days ahead, but summerlike heat is returning
The first 90s of the season may arrive by end of the week into this weekend.
By Matt Rogers
Known coronavirus deaths and cases per 100,000
GOING OUT GUIDE
Chicago Tribune names two food critics to replace one
Chicago Tribune appoints staffers Louisa Chu and Nick Kindelsperger as food critics to replace the retired Phil Vettel.
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Bubbie’s Plant Burgers are a delicious testament to the power of teamwork
At Bubbie's Plant Burgers, Margaux Riccio and Shaun Sharkey have become more than a great working team. They're innovators in plant-based dining.
How artists Rex Delafkaran and Nancy Daly would spend a perfect day in D.C.
The co-founders of the Park View exhibition space — named But, Also — are trying to make art more accessible.
97-townhouse community in Fairfax County, Va.
This is how you can avoid second-guessing your choices of products, finishes for your home
New refinance option coming for low-income homeowners
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
Social app Parler is back on Apple’s App Store, with new rules on hate speech
By Kevin Randall
Gates acknowledges affair with an employee, which Microsoft investigated
WarnerMedia merger with Discovery will form a streaming giant that includes HBO, CNN
If approved, the merger would combine Discovery’s reality TV empire with AT&T’s brands in hopes of better competing with Netflix and Walt Disney Co.
Chamber of Commerce draws fire after a risky bet on Democrats
A multiyear plan by the Chamber to embrace Democrats has severed important relationships with fiscal conservatives in Washington.
The Post’s personal finance columnist answers your tax deadline questions.
The deadline to file your federal taxes is Monday. And, your tax return could determine the amount you're owed.
Last Updated: 05/17/2021
HEALTH & SCIENCE
CDC’s No. 2 official to retire this summer in second high-profile exit
Lena H. Sun
In pandemic, geriatrician finds herself juggling needs of several elderly loved ones
By Judith Graham
The facts about zinc, the common cold and covid-19
By Sally Wadyka | Consumer Reports
As the world starts to open up, it’s tough to let go
Mary Laura Philpott
Capitals forward T.J. Oshie goes airborne during Game 2 against the Bruins on Monday. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
T.J. Oshie feeds off the pressure, and the Capitals feed off T.J. Oshie
Pressure and anxiety are givens in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And the Washington veteran thrives on it.
Capitals can’t hang on late as Brad Marchand’s overtime winner allows Bruins to even series
Cubs go deep to top Nationals in Jon Lester’s return to Chicago
MLB’s offensive woes are complicated, and they don’t appear to be going away
Bradley Beal, one of the last relics of a Boston rivalry, leads Wizards back into postseason
Ryan Kerrigan, Washington’s all-time sack leader, agrees to one-year deal with Philadelphia
All hoops, no joy: NBA players describe a lonely and taxing season
DeMatha basketball coach Mike Jones, after 511 wins, takes top assistant job at Virginia Tech
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, right, and Cora Masters Barry during the toasts at Barry's birthday party. (Ronald Gilbert Baker)
A birthday party with D.C. power brokers shows what celebrations might look like post-pandemic
Cora Master Barry, Washington’s former first lady, celebrated her “75 Plus One.”
‘On the Media’ co-host Bob Garfield fired over bullying allegations
The gardener’s guide to elephant ear
Carolyn Hax: How could they possibly not want to be around your beloved 105-pound dog?
Your fiance’s parents ask you either to crate your 105-pound dog when they come over, or to visit them at their home instead.
Ask Amy: Friend worries about best friend’s isolation
After a comment upset the friend, she said she needed space.
Miss Manners: When Harry and Sally are exes, and Sally is married
Can a onetime couple renew their friendship and meet without her husband?
Elevating stories about women
We caught up with 2 women who lost work during the pandemic. Here’s where they are now.
This case might bring down Roe v. Wade. Here’s what could happen.
This medical student wanted to help her family in India. Now a 900-pound shipment of supplies is on its way.
‘Please listen’: Here’s what AAPI storytellers want you to know
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) voices her opposition to critical race theory at a news conference. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
A new era of incivility in Congress brings ‘The Birth of a Nation’ full circle
D.W. Griffith’s 1915 paean to white supremacy predicted today’s political dysfunction, just with the wrong villains.
The 10 new shows you should watch, from ‘Cruel Summer’ to ‘Mare of Easttown’
National Museum of Women in the Arts to close in August for two years
‘Dead Souls’ is a witty, sharp critique of literary culture. But it’s not for everyone.
SNL’s Kate McKinnon spoofs new CDC mask rules, Liz Cheney’s ousting from House leadership
The "Saturday Night Live" episode also featured Keegan-Michael Key as host and Olivia Rodrigo as musical guest.
Breaking up with your favorite racist childhood classic books
Professor Philip Nel writes that the cancel culture that "animates professional grievance actors today refers to culture under no threat of cancellation."
Including recipes and tips from Voraciously
Chicago Tribune names two food critics to replace one
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Black barbecue gets a long-overdue spotlight in two new books
This vinegary barbecue sauce is famed in Denver — and deserves to be everywhere else, too
This smoked lemon and herb chicken recipe gives you bronzed, tender meat
Including news and tips from By The Way
Vacation and a vaccine? Some tourist sites are offering shots to visitors.
Italy is reopening to American travelers — on Delta
Natalie B. Compton
What new mask rules will tourists face? Depends on where they are.
Booking a Europe trip this summer? Here are 6 things to expect.
Natalie B. Compton