Democracy Dies in Darkness
As President Biden hopscotched across Europe, his most prominent message was the need for democracy to prevail over autocracy in what he cast as the existential challenge of the 21st century. But in fighting for democratic values abroad, he risks seeming as if he is looking past the threats in the U.S.
The onset of this year’s severe drought was far quicker than previous ones. Now farmers, regulators and politicians are facing the consequences of historic water shortages.
Bob Baffert watches as horses work out at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2020. (AP)
Bob Baffert has said his sport must be reformed for the safety of its horses. But as horse deaths and drug violations mounted, thoroughbred racing’s top trainer used power and money to keep beating opponents — and regulators.
Col. Sohrab Azimi was among 23 commandos killed as the insurgent group seeks to make gains with the U.S. military leaving the fight.
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Ethics experts are disappointed that President Biden hasn’t done more to shift away from the nepotism and cronyism practiced under the previous president.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) and other Democratic leaders are expected to ask members to spend more time in Washington to get Biden agenda passed. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Democratic leaders are getting ready to gently break the news to their rank-and-file members, who often take the contradictory positions of complaining to their leaders about not getting enough legislation approved and demanding to spend more time at home.
The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.
Record high temperatures and a worsening drought have parched vast tracts of brush, timber and grasses, leaving potential fuels for the flames to consume.
The mass resignation came after a grand jury charged Officer Corey Budworth with one count of assault in the fourth degree for his actions during an Aug. 18 protest in downtown Portland.
In Montgomery County, vaccination numbers climb faster than for other age groups as teens became eligible.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, knocked on doors in Anacostia Saturday, seeking  more takers for shots.
Groups gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza on Saturday in Washington, D.C. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
The area marked the newly declared federal holiday Saturday with parades, jump rope and joy.
D.C. Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo joined two other jurists in a virtual panel discussion to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Parades, concerts, tours and hands-on activities celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery.
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The District's sandwich scene is stuffed with delicious options.
Members of the DC Design Collective, from left, Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas, Charles Almonte, Iantha Carley, Shawna Underwood and Quintece Hill-Mattauszek at the Janus et Cie showroom. (André Chung for The Post)
Members of the DC Design Collective, formed last year, are determined to create change for themselves.
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In this January 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, listen as Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, delivers the Inaugural invocation at the Lincoln Memorial. (AP)
The vote to allow some clergy to deny the nation’s second Catholic president access to the eucharist comes as the church confronts a decline in the number of adherents to the faith, especially among millennials, and grapples with profound internal fissures concerning theology, pastoring and human nature.
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She has told others she hope her parents won’t relocate, despite the considerable work of raising child with a severe illness.
Readers have been happy to occasionally care for friends’ cats. They worry that they’ll be asked to watch the pup.
Sly Stone, shown performing at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, is featured in the documentary “Summer of Soul.”  (Searchlight Pictures)
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