Democracy Dies in Darkness
The number of Americans receiving financial help through the nation’s welfare system ebbed last year, even as economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation.
While Congress approved $10 billion in federal assistance to help homeowners pay off debt, the program is moving so slowly that protections are expiring before states have figured out how to distribute the money.
Florida reported 21,683 new coronavirus cases, a total that eclipsed the record from January, when vaccinations were not widely available.
In Gravina in Puglia, Italy, a 17th century bridge was adapted as an aqueduct in the 18th century. (Federica Valabrega for The Post)
With an enormous sum of European recovery money, Italy is directing much of it to environmental issues — including the leaks.
Large-scale conventional attacks on Kandahar and Herat have the potential to endanger millions more civilians.
The Senate has been pushing to get a bipartisan bill across the finish line, after weeks of uncertainty, negotiations and missed deadlines.
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The U.S. swimmer says he "never mentioned specific countries" when he suspected some Olympic swimmers were doping.
Katie Ledecky cheers on Robert Finke in Sunday's 1,500-meter freestyle. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
These Olympics have exposed the grind in a resonant way, but swimmer says, “I still love this sport."


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States20231659
3Russian O.C.12191344
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With restrictions lifting and schedules changing, both pets and humans are experiencing separation anxiety.
Democratic Reps. Bennie G. Thompson, left, and Jamie B. Raskin. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Several congressional Republicans have admitted to having contact with President Trump during the Capitol insurrection or in the days leading up to it.
A worker of the Oder-Spree Veterinarian and Food Monitoring Bureau collects a boar piglet. (Getty Images)
African swine fever cannot be passed to humans, but it kills almost every pig it infects in about a week to 10 days. The virus has been spreading in Europe in recent years.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore is one of four public historically Black universities in the state. (University of Maryland Eastern Shore)
Ben Crump says he plans to seek compensation from the pharmaceutical companies than made money from medical research that used her cells.
Ruth Pearl1935–2021
Pearl, who survived a pogrom against Iraqi Jews in her youth, helped establish a foundation in memory of her son, a Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and beheaded by Islamic militants in Pakistan in 2002.
Advocates say D.C. hasn’t put its money where its mouth is when it comes to taking control of parole.
Legislators plan to allocate $4.3 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds and make judicial appointments.
From left, Reyna Sosa, Gloria Gomez and Reina Moreno protest Saturday in front of the home of D.C. Council member Brooke Pinto (D-Ward 2). (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
Protesters renewed calls for the D.C. Council to include an additional $165 million in the new city budget to help workers not eligible for federal coronavirus pandemic aid or unemployment benefits.
Chicago evened the series with a 6-3 victory Saturday night at Nationals Park.
Midfielder Sebastian Lletget and U.S. Coach Gregg Berhalter aim to defeat Mexico in a championship game for the second time in less than two months. (Getty Images)
The teams renew their bitter rivalry Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Matches between these teams, particularly when a trophy or a World Cup berth is at stake, are sure-bet epics — fueled by a rivalry that percolated for decades before boiling over the past 20 years.