Democracy Dies in Darkness
At left, Audrey Elder, 8, and brother Kenneth Elder, 6, loved their semester in Alaska. At right, Inès Macaron stands in front of her French school during the first day of class. (Lyra Elder; Pia Decarsin)
For some families that took this most extreme of steps — switching counties, states or even countries in search of in-person schooling or sports amid the pandemic — the results surpassed their hopes, and they don’t want to let go.
Doctors are alarmed by the increase in mucormycosis, with the rare infection on the rise due to overuse of steroids to treat covid-19.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also post declines as inflation fears put investors on edge.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits ahead of the Queen's Speech in the House of Lords Chamber during the State Opening of Parliament in London on Tuesday. (Pool/Reuters)
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As drug companies expand coronavirus vaccine access to children, officials are working to persuade people who are skeptical or unwilling to get vaccinated.
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The chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has privately warned that tax plans could hurt vulnerable incumbents.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) makes his way to the Senate floor on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
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The queen’s speech isn’t a statement of the monarchy’s personal political views. It’s a speech prepared by the party in charge of Britain’s government, which right now is the Conservative Party.
Assessing a not-entirely-hyperbolic claim from Sen. Lindsey Graham.
People gather to lay flowers at a makeshift memorial on Tuesday. (Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters)
Video footage shared on social media showed students hurling themselves from third-floor windows to escape the gunfire. Two children died jumping from the windows, according to news reports.
Czechs have lit candles at Prague Castle as the hard-hit nation pays its respects to the country’s nearly 30,000 dead
More than 40 state attorneys general are pressuring Facebook to drop its plan, but the tech giant is plowing ahead anyway, confident in its assertion that a separate service will actually make social media safer for preteens.
Calming vibrations? A meditation headband that senses your brain activity? Experts say the concept of wearable technology for stress relief is promising, but questions remain about effectiveness.
Medina Spirit, center, the winner of the 147th Kentucky Derby, peeks from his stall after arriving at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Monday. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
An overhaul of the aging track is underway, and a redevelopment plan could help revitalize the nearby area.
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