Democracy Dies in Darkness
Telling vaccinated people they can discard their masks signals the power of the shots, but critics say the move was hasty and difficult to implement with a majority of Americans still unprotected.
Violinist Midori will be celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors on June 6. (Elias Williams for The Post)
The internationally celebrated violinist, activist and educator is one of five Kennedy Center honorees this spring.
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Polls show a strong majority of those who are refusing the vaccine already feel safe interacting without masks. And there's going to be little to stop them from doing so now.
For months, WHO officials have warned that the vast global gap in vaccine access is not only a “catastrophic moral failure” but a threat to public health that could give the virus new places to spread and mutate.
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As tweens and teens get vaccinated and the CDC relaxes mask rules, most families with smaller kids still need to be careful — but those enrolled in vaccine trials are getting an early start on resuming normal activities.
Officials cautioned it could take days for the aftereffects of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack to subside.
A federal grand jury indicted the former Minneapolis police officers last week on charges they violated Floyd’s constitutional rights.
Stef Johnson, left, and A. Waters eat their meal outside Turkey Leg Hut. (Amy Scott for The Post)
In Houston's Third Ward, Turkey Leg Hut draws lines around the block -- and has drawn fire by neighbors.
Plans call for a rover to stay in the lander for a few days of tests before rolling down a ramp to explore an icy area known as Utopia Planitia.
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The California gubernatorial candidate and former Olympian has changed her tone on which gender-specific sports teams transgender girls can join.
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Documents from stolen Iranian archives show surprising innovation as Iran embarked on a crash course to build a nuclear weapon.
The mass protest resembled similar actions that took place in the United States during the Trump administration, when community members and activists sought to block ICE from carrying out deportations and raids.
The cease-fire does not bring the Taliban and the Afghan government closer to a peace agreement, and many Afghans fear that once violence resumes, it will only increase.
In a podcast interview, Harry said he wants to avoid passing on his pain to his children.
A ruling on whether to dismiss manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers for the 2017 fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar could lead to further appeals and set precedent in the prosecution of federal officers by state prosecutors.
The "deepfake" allegations became a symbol of the dark power of computer-generated video. A lawyer for the suspect, a 50-year-old mother in suburban Pennsylvania, argues the case “ruined her life.”
The American GFS model simulates rainfall over the central United States in broad strokes over the coming week. (WeatherBell)
Severe weather and flooding threatens the central United States this weekend and may expand east next week.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in loosening the restriction for fully vaccinated people based on new federal guidance.
MetroAccess provides door-to-door rides in vans for people who can’t take the transit agency’s buses or trains because of disabilities. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
The striking workers are employed by Dallas-based MV Transportation, which bills itself as the largest provider of paratransit services in the United States.
The mother faces a felony murder charge as D.C. police continue to search for missing 2-month-old.
Some faculty are calling on the school’s board of trustees to end President Thomas J. LeBlanc’s contract after a survey exposed dissatisfaction with leadership.
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My epic struggle to say it to one of my best friends.
The senator from Illinois discusses her years of poverty and how that informs what she brings to the job.
Interruptions in conversation used to be natural. Try it on a video call.
Disney announced it would soon bring back movies exclusively to theaters and is preparing to accommodate theme-park customers at pre-pandemic levels.
A bipartisan proposal would let people wait until they’re 75 to begin taking (federally taxable) distributions from their retirement accounts.
The retailer is pulling cards “out of an abundance of caution" after a parking lot dispute at a Wisconsin store turned violent.
National Guard troops are seen in D.C. after the Capitol riot. Amateur “sedition hunters” have used a facial recognition tool to hunt suspected rioters. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
While most facial recognition tools are reserved for police or government use, PimEyes is open to the masses, whether they’re hunting down U.S. Capitol riot suspects or stalking women around the Web.
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Playing again without Bradley Beal, the Wizards got yet another triple-double from Russell Westbrook, the NBA's newly crowned triple-double king, to turn back the Cavaliers, 120-105, and clinch a spot in the play-in.
Washington continued to add to its overhauled secondary by signing the six-year veteran. He was one of the Dolphins team captains the past two years and has experience at safety or as a cornerback.
Maggie Montoya, who was working in a Boulder, Colo., store when a gunman opened fire in March, remains focused on training that she hopes will take her to the Olympics. (David Zalubowski/AP)