The U.S. response to a potential spread of the novel coronavirus is partly improvised because it’s a new infectious disease. (Video: The Post; photo: Reuters)

Trump says he can bring in virus experts quickly. The experts say it’s not so simple.

People in and outside the White House have warned for years that the nation is ill-prepared for a dangerous pandemic.

Surging Sanders shows few signs of making nice with fellow Democrats

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s disputes with Democrats are prompting nervousness and alarm among many of them over whether he can set aside decades-old habits of combativeness and bring the party together.

On a South Carolina island, generations of black voters confront their Democratic presidential options

Families on Wadmalaw Island have one thing in common: None expressed excitement about their choices. They all vowed to vote, but expressed frustration with the large, chaotic field of candidates.
South Carolina Democratic Primary
Voters in South Carolina will go to the polls on Saturday. Fifty-four delegates are up for grabs.

Everyone talks about millennial voters. Now let’s hear from them.

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Turkey has deployed thousands of troops in Syria to prevent the defeat of anti-regime militias in Idlib, and Russian officials in recent days have repeatedly accused Turkey of breaching a 2018 cease-fire deal.
The ruling was a win for environmentalists, who challenged the policy as part of an effort to block drilling in habitat for the imperiled greater sage-grouse.
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(Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
The “reduction in violence” appears to be holding, even in Helmand, one of the country’s most volatile provinces.
Though President Trump supports the opposition to socialist leader Nicolás Maduro, the U.S. government has been turning away asylum seekers at the southwest border.
The number of the untraceable guns seized by police has surged in the District and other areas, raising concerns that firearm traffickers have found a new way to bypass background checks.
Laura Dove, the secretary for the GOP majority, is well-versed in parliamentary rules and often explained to senators why their ideas wouldn’t work.
By The Way

River cruising in the U.S. is popular with boomers. But many people still don’t know it’s a thing.

Operators cater to travelers who want to rediscover America by water (and avoid long flights to Europe).

Bizarre snow strip over Kansas, just 15 miles across, highlights the challenges of forecasting

Such unusual, narrow swaths of snow are a nightmare to predict.
Critic's Notebook

A profound experience watching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ with 18,000 teenagers

Their reactions pointed to one uncontestable truth: The kids were listening.
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