Democracy Dies in Darkness
While many Republican lawmakers have acknowledged the reality of President Joe Biden’s win, a number still twist themselves into political knots to avoid saying he won fairly. Party leaders say they don't want to re-litigate the election, but their allegiance to Donald Trump means they can’t escape his focus on the past.
The energy sector has stripped redundancy out of its systems, at the risk of leaving customers in the lurch when things go wrong. 
Rockets bombarded Israeli cities, communal strife and clashes gripped swaths of Israel and the West Bank, and airstrikes rocked Gaza with a building used by international media among the places hit.
The Committee to Project Journalists expressed concerns that Israel was "deliberately targeting media facilities in order to disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza."
Rombauer, an 11-1 underdog ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, held off Midnight Bourbon and Medina Spirit down the stretch. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Rombauer redeemed a mostly miserable week for the sport of horse racing, winning the Preakness Stakes and denying the Triple Crown hopes of rival Medina Spirit and his embattled trainer.
The huge policy turnaround caught senior White House and administration officials, medical experts, elected officials and business leaders off guard and prompted some physicians to criticize the move as premature. 
Four and a half months after insurrectionists supporting Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, the House is still consumed by the fallout.
Conservative media and activists are pelting the Republicans who support the bill, which would authorize $1 billion a year to pay for more civics education, to abandon it. 
The recent cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline combined with a pandemic-recovering economy have hit the trucking industry, which plays a crucial role in consumer spending.
Hayden Dawes, 7, uses the robot from his hospital room. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
Non-huggers enjoyed the year-long break, but now it's open season on affectionate squeezes.
Though maximum sentences range as high as 20 or 30 years, nearly half the Jan. 6 defendants are only charged with misdemeanors, and only those facing the most serious felonies face years in prison.
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All that is separating the end of Alex Ovechkin's 13-year contract with the Caps and his free agency this summer is the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.
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People participate in a Black Lives Matter rally at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza in June. (AP)
Republicans get a one-month head start with a historically diverse ticket. Democrats seem set on running against former president Donald Trump as they await the selection of their nominee.
It’s a quirk that comes up every half dozen years or so, when a day that honors two groups coincides — with two different protocols for the American flag.
A series of strikes on the Gaza Strip, launched by Israel, targeted a network of underground tunnels used by Palestinian militants, Israeli officials said.
Taiwanese rush to buy essentials at a grocery store in Taipei on May 15. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Taiwan, a covid success story, is now battling a surge of covid cases
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was released from Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, where he was treated for complications related to covid-19.
Police arrested Shakiro for dressing in women's clothing, her lawyer said.
Wayne Vradenburgh is the superintendent at the Newburgh Water Department. Newburgh is still recovering from lead water poisoning discovered in 2016. (Hilary Swiftfor The Post)
The president's infrastructure plan includes $45 billion to remove more than 6 million lead-pipe service lines across the country. Even small communities like Newburgh, N.Y., need major federal funds to complete the work.
In Houston's Third Ward, Turkey Leg Hut draws lines around the block -- and has drawn fire by neighbors.
Volunteers guide people to vaccination areas at the Fairfax Government Center on Thursday. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
The CDC said providers shouldn’t miss an opportunity to vaccinate someone — even if that means opening a vial containing many doses. States have begun changing their approach in response.
Nagham Jouni, 11, photographs her parents, Fouad Ashkar, right, and Fatima Mustapha, at the Washington Monument on Saturday. (Allison Shelley for The Post)
People across the Washington region sought to find a new equilibrium Saturday when it comes to wearing masks after the Centers Disease Control and Prevention said they were no mostly no longer necessary for people vaccinated against the coronavirus. Many people gladly took them off, embracing the guidance, while others kept their faces covered out respect for others or ongoing concerns about their own health.
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My epic struggle to say it to one of my best friends.
The senator from Illinois discusses her years of poverty and how that informs what she brings to the job.
Interruptions in conversation used to be natural. Try it on a video call.
The Russian center remains on the NHL's covid list while the goalie came off the list Saturday but did not dress for the playoff opener vs. Boston.
Washington’s first rookie minicamp since 2019 included previews of battles at wide receiver and offensive line, as well as Coach Ron Rivera’s continued health-care advocacy.
Anthony Gill had a crucial 12 points in the Wizards' win that clinched their play-in berth Friday. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Washington needs a win over Charlotte to claim the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. They got there with Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and a lot of valuable role players.
A masked child gazes out the window in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP)
Telling vaccinated people they can discard their masks signals the power of the shots, but critics say the move is hasty and difficult to implement with a majority of Americans still unprotected.
Clifford Feldman1947–2021
College sweethearts Clifford and Susan Feldman transformed their love affair into a lasting professional partnership that took them and their two children around the world to witness history in the making.
When you’re deciding whether to have kids, it’s not helpful to compare yourself to your friends.
Adult remembers cafeteria workers as some of the most welcoming people at school.
More stores have prompts for tips as part of payment process.