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The president plans to highlight the push to revamp policing in his speech to Congress next week, while Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) takes the lead among Republicans in trying to craft a bill.
Vice President Harris speaks after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction. (Doug Mills/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The nation’s first Black vice president was a resonant voice in a pivotal moment for race relations. 
Residents and activists challenged official accounts of the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant. A video clip played in a news conference Tuesday showed the victim lunging toward two people before an officer fired four shots.
“I just cried so hard,” 18-year-old Darnella Frazier wrote on Facebook about Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd.
Baltimore Police have ramped up peer-intervention training in response to a federal consent decree.
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Environmentalists had hoped that pandemic-related declines in emissions-fueling activity might signal a shift in consumption that could continue.
Rep. Frank Lucas (Okla.), ranking Republican of the House Science Committee, expressed concern that the White House removed Betsy Weatherhead without explanation.
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The architect of Donald Trump’s immigration policies twisted a few facts in criticizing Biden’s.
Skepticism of the postmaster general looms over the confirmation hearings for the president’s nominees to join the postal board.
Beijing is seizing the chance to promote homegrown movies as it prepares for a key political celebration.
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Passengers at Washington’s Reagan National Airport will no longer endure a bus then walk outside to board smaller planes. It's part of a larger building boom.
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In a case tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, federal authorities said Brendan Hunt advocated killing Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
On April 20, as jury deliberations continue in the trial of Derek Chauvin, President Biden said that he spoke with the family of George Floyd. (The Post)
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The jury was sequestered and came to a decision on the verdict very shortly after the president spoke. It’s unlikely jurors were aware of President Biden’s comments, much less influenced by them. But, at the least, he created the perception that political pressure was being brought to bear.
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President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
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Johnstown, Pa., during snow flurries on Wednesday. (Todd Berkey/Tribune-Democrat/AP)
An icy kiss was delivered to much of the Lower 48, breaking records and delivering snowfall that is rare so deep into spring.
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Elon Wilson served nearly two years in prison on charges based on evidence provided by former Fairfax County police officer Jonathan Freitag, now under FBI investigation.
State Sen. Amanda F. Chase alleged that jurors didn’t acquit Derek Chauvin because they feared violent backlash.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand talks to staff members at Key Center in Springfield in February. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The vast majority of students in Virginia’s largest school system will head into classrooms five days a week, and almost all teachers will be required to report to work in person.
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If confirmed, she would be the youngest-ever commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission.
The initiative, designed to encourage millions of unvaccinated people to get immunized, sends one of the strongest signals yet that vaccine demand is emerging as a bigger challenge than supply.
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The Republican National Committee used simple-minded math to make a misleading claim.
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