Democracy Dies in Darkness
Bruce MacGillis is staying in his room at a nursing home in Mentor, Ohio. (Amber Ford for the Post)
Bruce MacGillis, 64, has spent the last 23 months at an Ohio nursing home dealing with complications from an accident. He details the excruciating wait for a vaccine as infections increase in the facility and inch closer to his room. 
Lower-than-anticipated allocations have spawned widespread confusion and concern in states, which are beginning to grasp the level of vaccine scarcity they will confront in the early going of the massive vaccination campaign.
The return to strict rules in the country’s most populous state comes as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge around the country.
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Meetings are scheduled for Monday, ending what some current and former officials described as an impasse that undermined the transfer of control.
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Sick people are being found dead at home and long lines are forming for intensive care beds. But the streets and beaches remain full of unmasked people who are either unaware or unbothered by the alarming health warnings.
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The two Senate runoffs in January will determine control of the chamber and shape the future of the Biden-Harris administration.
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In a wide-ranging interview, the Republican senator from Tennessee criticized President Trump’s personal conduct as the reason the president lost.
Japan’s space agency said its helicopter search team has spotted the spacecraft in a remote area of southern Australia as expected.
After Germany opted for “lockdown light” this fall, new cases have remained higher than in nearby nations with stricter restrictions.
While the government says the sweeping changes will spur investment, the farmers camped out in Delhi consider them an existential threat.
Even the most accurate one, called PCR, can give false negative results, research shows.
Firefighters on Thursday in Riverside, Calif. (AP)
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Researchers have found that atmospheric rivers — airborne jets of tropical moisture that can break droughts, quell fires and unleash floods — are critical to California's water supply.
The D.C. Council decriminalized needle possession and expanded good Samaritan laws, but by August the city had recorded 282 fatal overdoses — one more than it had in all of 2019.
Supporters of President Trump stand next to protesters outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on Nov. 8. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
The controversial decision prompted a Trump-style contender, state Sen. Amanda F. Chase, to vow to run as an independent.
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A delirious ecosystem has formed around the Corso house this college football season.
The push for league title game berths varies with only three Saturdays between now and the College Football Playoff selections.
In a senior day unrecognizable during a pandemic season, Navy did next to nothing on offense during the loss to Tulsa.
Paula Dapena has received death threats following her protest, which was done to send a message about domestic violence. She has also received plenty of support.
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British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London on Nov. 19, is ready for a post-pandemic world. (Tori Ferenc for The Post)
Perspective
The composer-impresario behind “Cats” and “Phantom” is on a pandemic-thwarting mission.
Analysis
The film was inspired by critic Pauline Kael’s look into Herman Mankiewicz’s and Orson Welles’s contributions to the classic movie.
Book Review
Michelle Gallen’s winning novel documents one Irish woman’s effort to organize the chaos swirling around her.