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The president spoke in somber tones as he unveiled a covid-19 plan, comparing the situation to a war and warned that deaths could top 500,000 next month.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) floated postponing the start of the trial until mid-February, telling colleagues that Donald Trump deserved more time to get his case ready and file briefs with the Senate.
(Salwan Georges/The Post)
President Biden is unwinding the Trump environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
The president will ask the Department of Agriculture on Friday to allow states to increase food stamps and to expand by 15 percent benefits awarded through a school meals programs for low-income students. 
The new president can either listen to Republican calls for bipartisanship, or he can heed the advice of some allies who believe that GOP lawmakers are merely setting traps to end up in gridlock.
Safety reports filed with the federal government show flight attendants being repeatedly taunted and verbally abused by passengers, including some who called the virus a “political hoax.”
“I’ve never in my entire career felt like I’ve been booted onto the curb and told, ‘Figure it out on your own,’” a Maryland National Guard member said.
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Byung J. “BJay” Pak suddenly stepped down earlier this month as then-President Trump waged a pressure campaign on Georgia officials over the election.
Ann Cutbill Lenane danced on a car outside the Trump hotel in Manhattan after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election. (Michael Noble Jr. for The Post)
New financial disclosures show the depth of his financial problems, compounded by his role in the Capitol riot.
With Q having vanished and Trump out of office, far-right extremist groups are targeting disillusioned believers online in hopes of further radicalizing them to a new cause.
European leaders fear the U.K. variant and others could overwhelm their medical systems. Germany proposed strict, temporary bans on travel to the E.U. from countries where mutated forms of the coronavirus are already prevalent.
The pandemic makes it harder for students and counselors to address mental health problems.
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While engaging in negotiations, the president is also preparing to impose new costs on Russia pending an intelligence assessment and is ruling out a “reset” in relations with Moscow, senior officials said.
The fracas began Wednesday when the Biden administration asked now-former general counsel Peter Robb to resign, a White House official said.
(Stefani Reynolds/AP)
President Biden has said Pete Buttigieg, as transportation secretary, would play a key role in helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
(Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters)
Some members of the ruling coalition are reported to have developed cold feet, but Tokyo and the IOC insist the show will go on.
Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back.
The alliance leader said he looked forward to cooperation and calmer ties with the Biden administration.
In an inaugural address that pleaded for unity, President Biden identified an enemy.
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Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn speaks at the Pentagon on March 26, 2020. (Department of Defense)
The brother of disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn defended his actions in the U.S. military's deliberations over how to respond to the assault on the Capitol.
With a veteran reporter taking the place of controversial overseer Michael Pack, the dominoes started falling in other top offices.
For thousands of Americans, their first trip to the nation’s capital was to either storm the Capitol or to protect it.
A lawyers’ group has filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts.
While Pope Francis sent warm congratulations, condemnation this week from U.S. bishops suggests Biden’s tenure will be marked by Catholic infighting.
State leaders cited research showing that schools are not virus “superspreaders,” while making the case that the toll of virtual schooling is too great.
State Sen. Amanda Chase struck a deal that requires her to explain her comments on the Senate floor, according to three people with knowledge of the tentative agreement.
Authorities are starting to dismantle barriers and fencing around D.C. now that the inauguration is over. (Matt McClain/The Post)
After a peaceful Inauguration Day, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser requested the D.C. National Guard be on “standby” until Jan. 30 to deal with “white extremism” and other threats.
(Amelia Chen for The Post)
As shoppers 60 and older head online, major retailers and consumer goods brands are scrambling to meet them there.
The review would be the first major case for the Facebook-funded Oversight Board, an independent watchdog organization.
The appointments of Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and Jessica Rosenworcel at the Federal Communications Commission come as Democrats prepare to roll back a slew of deregulatory actions implemented by the Trump administration.
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The team received news of Samsonov’s positive test Tuesday night after a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Henne, a veteran serving as a backup quarterback to a superstar, made two key plays to put the Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
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