Democracy Dies in Darkness
(Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
The quiet Sunday brought little relief to a city on edge from the deadly attack on the Capitol. Each day leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden comes with fear of additional violence and ever more security.
The arrests occurred as the FBI ratchets up its investigation into the role extremist groups played in storming the Capitol, with authorities hoping to head off further violence around Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The extra precaution comes after a number of the pro-Trump rioters involved in storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 turned out to have military ties.
The president has been consumed with the question of whether to issued preemptive pardons to his children, top aides and himself, but it remains unclear whether he will do so.
Vice President Pence is accepting President-elect Joe Biden’s win in a way President Trump has not. That benefits Biden and Pence for now, but a volatile political landscape lies ahead for both.
Many Congressional Republicans have refused to acknowledge the election was not stolen, the baseless claim that drove thousands to take part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
A medical worker is reflected in equipment while treating a covid-19 patient in Houston. (Reuters)
It took 12 weeks for the death toll to rise from 200,000 to 300,000. The death toll has leaped from 300,000 to almost 400,000 in less than five weeks.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government has agreed with a U.N. proposal to delay shipments of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to countries that had existing purchase agreements, in order to get more doses to poorer countries.
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Two-thirds of Americans approve of President-elect Joe Biden’s handling of the transition, but mixed confidence in his leadership on major issues presents a challenge for the new administration, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
The vice president-elect served four years in Congress. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has already said he will name California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Harris’s seat.
But it's unclear how receptive Iran's leadership remains to renegotiate with world powers after the President Trump pulled out of the pact.
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Iran's cheap energy and high inflation has made it a center for so-called cryptocurrency mining.
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey agreed to ban Donald Trump from Twitter after tearful all-hands meetings, bitter dialogues and employee pushback. It was the biggest decision his company had ever faced.
Some people mistakenly identified as Capitol rioters have faced threats and harassment after internet "sleuths" shared their contact information online.
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Urban leaders see Buttigieg’s willingness to pursue “complete streets” as a promising sign in the incoming transportation secretary.
On orders of his publisher, Tom Lankford worked with the Alabama police and wiretapped the civil rights leaders he covered.
Authorities say a 61-year-old woman became the fourth person to die from shootings this month by a Chicago man who was later killed in a police shootout.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) at a public safety briefing Friday on preparations for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
Muriel E. Bowser held two news conferences in the hours during and after the riot, and in the following days, with near-silence from Trump administration about the attack, she spoke authoritatively to a nation hungry for information and reassurance.
Northeast Regional trains will end their trips at Union Station on Tuesday and Wednesday, skipping the stations in Virginia.
A massive security operation is under way ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting conflict-zone comparisons that have drawn pushback from some who say such remarks trivialize war.
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The country notched 6.5 percent growth in final three months of 2020, and 2.3 percent for last year overall, as other major nations grapple with a winter virus wave.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers advanced to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game with a 30-20 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Backup quarterback Chad Henne did his part, scrambling on a key third down and converting on the fourth-down play to seal the victory.
Buffalo clinching a spot in the AFC title game for the first time in 27 years was cause for celebration, and Bills fans found a good outlet for their emotions.
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