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The presidency of the country’s second Catholic president is revealing deep divisions among U.S. bishops. The vote to create guidelines on the meaning of communion could be an early step toward limiting the serving of the eucharist to politicians who support abortion rights.
“It’s a weird, messy race in a weird, messy time,” said one political consultant.
Hot air masses expand into the atmosphere, creating a dome of high pressure that diverts weather systems around them. (Artur Galocha/The Post)
The heat dome, linked to the onslaught of record temperatures, is striking for its incredible strength, geographic scope and persistence.
The right-wing channel’s Christina Bobb is simultaneously covering, promoting and fundraising for the review of the 2020 election results.
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Reporter Nicole Ellis revisits Galveston, Tex., where Gen. Gordon Granger delivered an order that emancipated 250,000 enslaved people on June 19, 1865.
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Almost instantly, we saw the video of Babbitt's death while she was breaking into a sensitive area of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. But it's only now that the idea it was unjust is truly catching on.
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In five of the states the Senate majority leader mentioned, new voting laws have enjoyed bipartisan support.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a bill document and sings a hymn with Congressional Black Caucus members, including Rep. Shirley Jackson Lee (D-TX), left. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
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Some Republicans admitted their hopes of ending the Affordable Care Act outright are probably dead. Democrats hoped the ruling would pave the way for more expansions of health coverage.
Rep. Ronny Jackson (Tex.) and 13 other GOP lawmakers signed a letter claiming evidence of cognitive decline in the president and demanding that he take a test.
A report says prosecutions dropped by 62 percent over the past five years even as reported rapes increased.
The Brussels court cited failures to meet the E.U. vaccine contract but set a lower level of 80 million doses delivered by the end of summer.
Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila said they had expected the doses to have expiration dates for July or August. After they received them, they saw that the doses would expire in June.
Five-year-old twins Ruhi and Mahi lost both of their parents to covid-19 during India's second wave in Bhopal, India. They now live with their great-uncle. (Vikram Singh for The Post)
Perhaps no phenomenon encapsulates India’s pandemic losses like the number of orphans such as Ruhi and Mahi, now living with a great-uncle who can’t bring himself to tell them about the deaths of their parents.
Juneteenth celebrations in the United States are of a piece with celebrations of Black liberation from the Caribbean, where the moment of emancipation is more closely tethered to histories of independence from Europe’s colonial empires.
The bear injured four people, and caused schools to close and flights to be canceled, before it was eventually shot.
Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. They will not face jail time.
The family of 14-year-old Morgyn Arnold says Shoreline Junior High School in Utah took two pictures of the cheer squad — one with Arnold and one without her. They deliberately chose to use the latter one for the yearbook, they say.
Professor Troy Littleton with baby Katie Cunningham in his MIT office in April. (Karen Cunningham)
“Child care in any profession is a challenge, but in science, it can even be more challenging,” MIT biology professor Troy Littleton said. “Experiments don’t always fit a 9-to-5 schedule."
Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving, at the nonprofit’s headquarters. (Maria Luz Bravo for The Post)
D.C.-area workers have spoken out on a number of issues associated with the pandemic and social justice. Employers say they are listening.
The city said it would offer $51 gift cards and an airline ticket giveaway at select vaccination locations.
John Langston was the first Black person elected to Congress from Virginia.
Police in Montgomery County, Md., say the suspect’s DNA was inside the glove.
Parades, concerts, tours and hands-on activities celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery.
Outdoor film screenings, concerts, happy hours and other events to brighten your week.
The District's sandwich scene is stuffed with delicious options.
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Boundaries between work and home life, steadily eroding over the years, finally just crumbled altogether in 2020 and 2021 for remote workers.
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Swimmer Ryan Lochte says he’s now the happiest he has ever been. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
If Ryan Lochte finishes outside the top two in tonight's 200-meter individual medley final at the U.S. Olympic trials, his competitive career could be over.
Four games in three days at home against the division-leading New York Mets give the Washington Nationals a chance to inch up the standings and shift their season narrative.
Lee O. Sanderlin took his last-place finish like a champ, live-tweeting nine waffles and three shift changes. “This is not the way I wanted to get into The Washington Post,” he said.
Motorcycle racer and stunt rider Alex Harvill crashed on a practice try after launching off a ramp.
The deal’s hurried timing and modest return package suggest that Boston’s new coach is embarking on a significant restructuring of the roster after a campaign that marked a step back from the franchise’s three trips to the Eastern Conference finals in the previous four years.
The Rev. Juan de la Cruz Turcios celebrates Mass on June 6 outside the Langley Park Boys and Girls Club in Maryland. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The Rev. Juan de la Cruz Turcios became the first Latin American from Langley Park, Md., to be ordained as a Catholic priest — an optimistic sign for his fellow immigrants struggling with poverty, crime and lack of education made more difficult by the pandemic.
Your father has Type 1 diabetes. You and your brother stopped visiting for the pandemic, but he took it personally.
Confronting the adulterous couple did nothing. Should friend break the news to the wife?
Reader is on friendly terms with pet store employee, who may be transitioning.
We Are The Union members from top left clockwise: Ricky Weber, Reade Wolcott, Brandon Benson, Jer Hunter and Brent Friedman.
With bands like We Are the Union reaching a new generation of listeners, the genre is experiencing yet another resurgence.
The popularity of Netflix's French caper "Lupin" isn't just a fluke.
Live movie audiences are like no others. That’s why we still need them.
Nominated for a Tony in “Hamilton,” the actor appears in Signature Theatre’s “After Midnight,” and not for the first time.