Democracy Dies in Darkness
While short of a concession, the president’s move paves the way for President-elect Joe Biden’s team to receive funding and security briefings, and sets in motion the steps needed for a peaceful transfer of power.
Emily Murphy, the low-profile head of the General Services Administration, had become a stand-in for the country’s divisions.
The president-elect named a diverse team of national security officials Monday, including a Latino immigrant as homeland security secretary and the first woman as intelligence chief.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks with mayors from around the country during a call Monday in Wilmington, Del. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
Some of  the president-elects picks believe that President Trump benefited from highlighting problems that the Obama administration underplayed or failed to address, particularly the economic populism that was more widespread than they believed.
With a single-digit majority, Democrats will have to show an unprecedented amount of cooperation — a tall order inside a caucus frequently riven by internal conflicts.
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Rudolph W. Giuliani listens to fellow Trump lawyer Sidney Powell during a news conference Thursday in Washington. (AP)
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David Dinkins1927–2020
New York was among the last of the country’s major cities to have a black mayor, but David Dinkins drew national attention because of the tumultuous era in which he ascended.
The federal government is poised to resume garnishing the wages of hundreds of thousands of people in default on their federal student loans, in the middle of a pandemic that has thrown already vulnerable Americans into deeper financial despair.
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Republican officials have called on the state to delay certifying the election results because of “irregularities” in Wayne County. But the numbers were worse four years ago.
President-elect Joe Biden flipped several battlegrounds and dominated in key groups of counties such as major cities. Look up how your county swung.
Republicans insisted that Democrats would abandon precautions after the election. The pandemic made that impossible.
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It’s hard to imagine what else would need to happen to prompt other Republicans to speak up.
In an interview with the Washington Post, the former president said the divisions between the parties have grown so great that an “institutional reboot” is necessary for Congress to pass much-needed legislation.
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The implicit message here is that of a return to competent governance and an end to the whirlwind of ax-grinding appointees and palace dramas that consumed U.S. agencies under President Trump.
Cordier in 1945. (Musée de ’Ordre De la Libération/AFP/Getty Images)
Daniel Cordier1920–2020
Mr. Cordier was a key member of the French resistance, helping coordinate and unify the disparate guerrilla groups who set out to attack Nazi trains and bases to weaken, confuse and distract them in the run-up to the 1944 Allied landings at Normandy.
If the holiday season causes case — and death — counts to rise, we won't know until weeks after it's over.
The full splendor of the northern lights appeared over Scandinavia, too, in this video from Sunday. (Matthew Robinson via Storyful)
The green and violet lights were courtesy of a solar storm, or an eruption of high-energy particles from the surface of the sun. 
Some museums and cultural attractions have remained open with precautions in place.
Lawson-Brown is starring in a live-streamed production of “From Gumbo to Mumbo” at Keegan Theatre.
Kevin Tien, formerly of Emilie’s and Himitsu, explores more of his Vietnamese roots at his new restaurant.
One of the largest awardees in a key pandemic relief operation redirected $3 million to its own nonprofit organization despite its lack of track record or capacity in delivering food to people in need, House Democrats allege.
Thomas Moyer is accused of promising to donate iPads to the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff’s office in exchange for concealed weapons permits.
The vulnerability demonstrated another pitfall of our increasingly connected cars.
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Brady had a chance to lead Tampa Bay to a late win but his second interception of the game sealed another primetime loss and put Los Angeles into first place in the NFC West.
Running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive, and defensive tackle Brandon Williams was placed in quarantine as a high-risk close contact.
Washington defenders celebrate after James Smith-Williams sacked Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
This dreadful division is there for the taking. But taking it wouldn’t mask the work Washington still faces.
Jennings, who once won 74 games in a row and claimed the show’s “Greatest of All Time” title in a competition last year, is set to host episodes that air in January.
“I always had a bit of anger, mostly sarcastic, but anger would kind of come to play at times,” the comedian says.
The Weeknd made headlines with his costume, Swift won artist of the year, and BTS closed the American Music Awards on a note of hope.
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Too long to be a movie and too short to be a series, “Black Narcissus” is set in a spooky convent in the Himalayas.