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In becoming the highest-ranking administration official to break with President Trump on his allegation that the election was stolen, Attorney General William P. Barr might offer political cover to other Republicans.
Court records show that U.S. prosecutors this summer and fall looked into a scheme in which a large political contribution would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon. 
After his own too-short transition from Bill Clinton, George W. Bush wanted his handoff to Barack Obama to be the smoothest in history. (2010 photo by Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Bitterness over losing an election is nearly as old as the presidency.
Lawmakers have urged Joe Biden to name a Black official for defense secretary or attorney general.
Racial justice activists are divided about their strategy under the soon-to-be presidency.
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The president-elect’s choice of advisers sets up a clash with Senate Republicans, who are now sounding alarms over a national debt they helped President Trump increase by nearly $7 trillion.
The effort aims to break a partisan logjam by pressuring leaders into approving a new stimulus package, but it faces long odds.
Black Friday traffic in stores fell 55 percent, compared with a year ago. (AP)
The pandemic has widened the divide between the country’s largest and most profitable retailers and the rest of the industry. Analysts say they expect that gap to become even more pronounced during the holiday shopping season, when Americans are more likely to buy from retailers they already frequent.
Slack has become indispensable for many businesses operating remotely during the pandemic. Here’s what the  acquisition could mean for users.
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The suit, which legal experts said has little chance of prevailing, argues that elections officials improperly accepted more than 200,000 votes but does not allege fraud.
Analysis
If there was a conspiracy to use the systems to throw the election, it didn't work very well.
Gabriel Sterling, voting systems manager for the Georgia secretary of state, holds a new conference Tuesday. (Megan Varner/Getty Images)
In an emotional news conference, a top state Republican official called on Trump and other Republicans to speak out against threats that have flourished in the wake of the president’s baseless attacks on the election’s integrity.
At least 15 people were injured, four severely, in the southwestern city of Trier. Authorities said they arrested the suspected driver, a 51-year-old German who lived in the area.
The approach contrasts sharply with the prevailing wisdom in the United States, where public health officials have focused on low rates of positive coronavirus tests in the broader community as a prerequisite for in-person schooling.
A nearly empty Dupont Circle Metro station during the coronavirus pandemic. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
The financial toll of the pandemic has caught up with transit agencies across the nation. The outlook is grim without federal assistance.
Federal prosecutors charged Jerry Boylan for his alleged “misconduct, negligence and inattention” before fire.
The controversial Education secretary denounced calls for student debt cancellation as "insidious ... government gift giving," while calling the free college movement a "socialist takeover of higher education."
A free, public clearinghouse that debuted Tuesday will for the first time allow anyone from academic historians to amateur family genealogists to search for individual enslaved people around the globe in one central online location.
The president and three of his adult children — Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric — were sued two years ago on allegations of promoting a marketing program that allegedly duped plaintiffs.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell, right, testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, also testified. (AP)
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Even though Black families have been hard hit by the covid-19-related recession, they were better prepared because of the increase in their savings, a new report finds.
A division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will target criminals who try to capitalize on high demand for doses of the vaccine.
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The sides agreed to some policies that place the women’s team on level terms with the men’s team, the U.S. Soccer Federation said, but the deal is unrelated to claims of wage discrimination.
Notre Dame has already secured a spot in the ACC title game. (Raleigh News & Observer/AP)
Ohio State remained in the top four even though it called off a game last week and has played only four games this season.
The clip sparked fierce debate in a country not accustomed to discussing such issues.
Perspective
The Spiders men’s basketball team’s first road victory against a top-10 team in 26 tries came two years after a turbulent season led to unrest in the fanbase.
Viola Davis as Ma Rainey in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” (Netflix)
Movie Review
The two actors deliver breathtaking performances in a film adaptation of August Wilson’s play.
If you still have holiday shopping to do, perhaps one of these books will fit the bill.
Book Review
‘Perestroika in Paris’ may star a talking horse, but it’s a story about humanity, too.
Page, who earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for “Juno,” has been one of Hollywood’s most outspoken advocates for LGBTQ rights in recent years. 
Book Review
One of Perry’s unique talents is his ability to tell the same story over and over again, while finding ways to make it fresh and absorbing.