Democracy Dies in Darkness
A booth displaying a coronavirus vaccine candidate from China National Biotec Group, a unit of the state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, at a trade fair in Beijing. (Reuters)
Beijing and Moscow are gambling on a rushed rollout, with big risks but potentially valuable payoffs.
Giancarlo Granda says Becki and Jerry Falwell preyed on him sexually. The evangelical couple says their young business partner tried to extort money from them.
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Voters in the Northern Virginia suburbs say they feel a sense of urgency — and don’t trust the U.S. mail.
Negotiators had hoped to finalize the bill by noon Friday but missed that self-imposed deadline as talks stumbled, with disputes over farm aid, election money and other issues holding up a deal.
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Bill Stepien has not voted since 2015. Less than two months ago, he registered to vote in Washington, D.C., where he has lived since 2017.
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A Black doctor fighting the pandemic finds healing in protest
Duaa AbdelHameid, a resident in Boston, was inspired to protest after seeing firsthand the impact of Covid-19 on people of color.
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In a complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said contributions made by relatives and employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as recently as 2018 merit scrutiny.
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The former vice president had his moments of over-exuberance but mostly stuck to the facts.
Amy Dorris joins more than a dozen other women who have said the president kissed or groped them without their consent in the years before he was elected.
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The number of threats tracked by the U.S. Marshals Service has dramatically increased in recent years as attacks targeting judges and their rulings have proliferated on social media.
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As recently as Monday, it still felt like beach weather. But temperatures have hovered in the low 70s ever since, and they’ll turn even cooler this weekend.
Chanokh Berenson, a teacher at Berman Hebrew Academy, prays with his class via Zoom from his home in Silver Spring on Sept. 16. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Influential academics in Beijing fear President Trump will turbocharge his attacks on China to generate support and distract from domestic problems.
Officials announced targeted measures in England, France, Spain and elsewhere, and other countries appeared to be on the brink of doing the same.
The front of the Ghattas Bakery in Beirut after explosions rocked the city’s port. (Karine Pierre / Hans Lucas/for The Washington Post)
Smoke from wildfires fills the sky over Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo)
Wildfire smoke has blanketed the state, but its ill effects are not evenly distributed. Wealthier families can get away for a while, or at least hunker down in air-purified homes. Poorer residents are sweltering and coughing without proper defenses.
President Trump characterized demonstrations against racial injustice as “left-wing rioting and mayhem” that are the result of decades of indoctrination in schools. The federal government has no power over the curriculum taught in local schools.
The university's president wrote earlier this month about efforts to combat racism on campus.
Academics who study how democracies die offered dire warnings about a second term for President Trump.
Jerry Harris, a prominent figure in the Netflix docuseries “Cheer,” was sued Monday by twin boys in Texas who allege he solicited sex, sent over sexually explicit images and requested nude photos.
Lynn Foley, right,reaches out to her mother, Vernice Huff, as they celebrate Huff’s 100th birthday at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla. (AP)
A special panel seeks more money for testing, personal protective equipment, registered nurses, infection control training and staff salary increases, but the panel is silent on nursing homes' own responsibilities.
Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., club billed $188,000 in previously unknown charges for a period that coincided with a visit by Ivanka Trump.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo became just the third player in NBA history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Stars in other sports tend to have more staying power than golf, where it seems no one can stay atop the mountain for very long.
Fourteen years ago, the five-time major winner came to the tee on No. 18 with a one-shot lead and a U.S. Open in his grasp. Six shots later, he walked off as runner-up.
The positive test came on the day after the game, according to the Kansas City Health Department.
Veteran Maurkice Pouncey said he was “given limited information” and “should have done more research" on the 2018 death of Antwon Rose Jr.
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Nevada serves as a cautionary tale, with a 13.5 percent increase in enrollment.
Penny Brown, 2, is held by her mother, Heather Brown, for a coronavirus test in Seattle. (AP)
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The decline of coverage illustrates both the shortcomings of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health-care law and repeated attempts by President Trump and Republicans to undermine it.
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Dispute over payment for a weekend getaway has created a long-lasting rift.
If it’s really just water, your host should be able to provide a glass.
Jonathan Burke's submission for Studio Theatre’s March on Washington video project. (Delius Doherty)
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Sarah Paulson stars in Netflix's “Ratched,” a prequel about the notorious psych ward nurse.
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Nunez’s first novel since winning the National Book Award follows a woman and her terminally ill friend.
Scuba divers explore the Dixie Arrow wreck. (Ann Sommers)
As a Black immigrant woman, I often find that national parks can be lonely places. It’s time for that to change.
Veterans offer newly fledged digital nomads tips for life on the road when the temperature drops.
There are apps for that — and strategies that don’t require membership in loyalty programs.
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