Democracy Dies in Darkness
In contrast, an overwhelming majority of vaccinated adults said getting infected with the coronavirus is a bigger health risk than the vaccine.
Proponents hope to pave the way for withdrawing other long-pending authorizations for military force.
Mexico alleges that gunmakers facilitate the illegal flow of weapons via lax controls over weapons sales.
Leonard Scott, left, and Mardy Scales drop the baton at the 2005 world championships. (AP)
When the relay team takes to the track on Wednesday night Eastern time for qualifying heats, the question will be less about speed and more about whether the runners will be able to pass the baton. Here’s why it’s so hard.
A new study finds that the proportion of people living in flood zones has grown dramatically, and could be the “tip of the iceberg.”
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Terry Gannon, Nastia Liukin and Tim Daggett call gymnastics for NBC during the Tokyo Olympics. (AP)
Liukin, a gold-medal-winning gymnast for Team USA in 2008, has been a fixture on NBC, discussing everything from the “twisties” — gymnastics’ (much more dangerous) version of the yips — to Biles’s status in the competition.
Muhammad ran a race worthy of the gold medal and produced a time that broke the world record, but her U.S. teammate caught and passed her on the final sprint.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States25312379
3Russian O.C.14211853
Morning Mixchevron-rightStories from all over
(Hadley Green/The Washington Post)
A police officer was fatally stabbed in a violent encounter outside the Pentagon on Aug. 3. The officer’s alleged assailant was also killed.
With coronavirus infections rising and border crossings at a 20-year high, the Department of Homeland Security plan would provide the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to migrants in U.S. custody.
Gov. Mike Parson (R) delivered on his promise to pardon the pair, who were charged after they brandished guns as demonstrators went past their home in St. Louis in June 2020.
(Kyle Grillot/For The Washington Post)
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for Chester, Calif., which has a population of about 2,000, as well as Hamilton Branch and the Lake Almanor Peninsula, lakeside communities with resorts.
The council voted unanimously on a plan that boosts social programs, thanks in part to billions in federal funds and a new tax hike on the rich.
Adventist Health Care Fort Washington Medical Center is seeing fewer seniors and more young people reporting covid symptoms. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
The anxiety for many physicians and health-care workers is creeping back as they watch an uptick in the region’s coronavirus caseload and infection rate.
Passengers line up outside the Spirit Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. (Eugene Garcia/AP)
The busy summer travel season, combined with lingering impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, have added to flight disruptions, aviation industry officials said.
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Nick Kyrgios fell to Mackenzie McDonald in the first round of the Citi Open. (Michael Blackshire/The Post)
The roller coaster ride that has been Kyrgios’s tennis career careened into Washington’s Citi Open on Tuesday, but the thrill was short-lived.
Travel comes with the territory for pro tennis players, but some said adjusting to the time change had an impact on sleep schedules.
(National Gallery of Art/Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York/Lillian Bassman Estate)
“The New Woman Behind the Camera” at the National Gallery of Art is a survey of about 200 photographs taken by women from around the world in the four decades after World War I.
Driver plays a stand-up comedian and Marion Cotillard is the opera singer he falls in love with in Leos Carax’s film.