Democracy Dies in Darkness
Joe Biden is arguably the most observant U.S. president in decades and the nation’s most prominent Catholic politician. He rarely misses Mass, he quotes scripture, and his faith has long been a core part of his identity. He’s also a liberal, and that’s stirring up the U.S. Catholic bishops fighting cultural battles within the church.
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With more than 60 percent of Americans older than 12 at least partially vaccinated, the country is racing toward a return to “normal.” But what does that look like for women and nonbinary people, who throughout the pandemic bore the brunt of systemic and structural inequities?
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Gerod Buckhalter, in an MRI machine, is shown pictures of drugs and drug use as researchers monitor his brain activity. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Brain surgery for substance use disorder will never be common. But for those who face imminent death, Gerod Buckhalter’s success — he has been sober for more than 600 days — points to what may be possible.
Soccer’s international governing body ordered the Mexican program to stage two official home matches without spectators.
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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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A photo of Sarah Everard is left with tributes to her March 15 in London. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
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.
The bear injured four people, and caused schools to close and flights to be canceled, before it was eventually shot.
Hundreds of thousands of people lost power across Puerto Rico on June 10 after a fire at an electrical substation. (TDeChoudens/Storyful)
Nearly four years after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, leaving some in the dark for almost a year, frustration over the island’s still-fragile power supply is mounting.
Amtrak and Maryland announced an agreement to replace the decrepit Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel with a new route and electric-powered trains to reduce environmental impacts on Baltimore neighborhoods.
A small electronic device that was left outside the security perimeter turned out to be a remote control for a dog training collar, an agency spokeswoman said.
The fliers — which had  information about the Ku Klux Klan — resemble antisemitic mailers that appeared in Loudoun and Prince William counties in recent years. In all three counties, the fliers were in plastic bags weighed down with birdseed.
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.
The blue-chip index tumbled more than 400 points after the Fed signaled plans to back away from record-low interest rates sooner than projected.
As the Biden administration and the Agriculture Department discuss extending additional benefits beyond the pandemic and recession, Republican-controlled state legislatures are balking.
Emily Jump, 25, quit her job at a cosmetic dentistry firm to start her own microblading business. (Emily Jump)
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Despite the global pandemic, more than 100 airline start-ups are in the works, including one by the man who started JetBlue.
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Richard Bland, atop the U.S. Open leaderboard at 5 under par as of midday Friday, is in only his fourth major in 25 years as a pro golfer.
Beal, 27, will be playing in his first Olympics after withdrawing from consideration for the 2016 Rio Games. He is expected to join a host of all-stars, including Portland’s Damian Lillard, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Golden State’s Draymond Green, a gold medalist in 2016.
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.
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