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Former senator Kelly Loeffler sells stake in WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. She had clashed with players over Black Lives Matter movement.
Democracy Dies in Darkness
Biden pushes full-time school, but districts are cautious, citing CDC guidelines
In areas with high infection rates — most of the country — the CDC recommends that school buildings open with a fraction of students in the building, or remain closed.
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FDA panel reviews Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine
Russian diplomats face grueling trip out of North Korea due to covid-19 restrictions
People with medical conditions sound alarm about vaccine priority
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A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus
When covid-19 became a reality in Southern Illinois in November, flooding across the plains, it illuminated a deeper, underlying problem in small-town America.
By Will Englund | Photos by Whitney Curtis for The Post
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Exchange between GOP senator, transgender nominee draws fire from Democrats
Perspective: Rand Paul’s ignorant questioning of Rachel Levine showed why we need her in government
In faraway state houses, a battle brews over making D.C. the 51st state
House Democrats move forward on Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan despite setback on minimum wage
Democrats pressed ahead toward a vote Friday, despite united GOP opposition, on the massive relief package aimed at stabilizing the economy and boosting vaccinations and testing.
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Ted Cruz mocks Cancún saga, AOC, transgender people, John Boehner in CPAC speech
Senate Democratic leaders explore tax penalties on corporations paying below $15 an hour
CPAC hosts urge attendees to wear masks as speakers bemoan coronavirus restrictions
Biden administration conducts strike on Iran-linked fighters in Syria
The strike at a border control point is believed to have killed a handful of people, a U.S. official said.
Russia says U.S. gave only few minutes’ warning before Syria strike
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Your Life At Home
Could GoFundMe campaigns save our cultural collections? Las Vegas’s Pinball Hall of Fame is banking on it.
The aurora borealis skipped this Alaska photography class. But some swinging light cords saved the night.
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Old school Airstreams enjoy pandemic-era popularity
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As fractures emerge among Proud Boys, experts warn of a shift toward extremist violence
Reports of Enrique Tarrio’s past life sparked suspicion in the ranks, with some members taking to social media to denounce the chairman.
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Kelly Loeffler sells stake in WNBA team after clashing with players over Black Lives Matter
The Atlanta Dream's new ownership group includes a former star player, Renee Montgomery. “My Dream has come true,” Montgomery said
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Marsha Jackson, 62, stands in her Dallas backyard, with the Shingle Mountain behind her, in October. (Allison V. Smith for The Post )
Something to sing about: Shingle Mountain, a giant pile of pollution, finally gone
A concert with Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians will take place where the toxic mound of discarded roofing shingles had stood since 2017.
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Biden administration preparing another tent facility to cope with border influx
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U.K. Supreme Court rules woman who joined Islamic State as teen cannot return to Britain
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How residents awoke to the Tiger Woods crash: ‘Oh no, another one.’
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Digital health passports promise to simplify travel, but come with a lack of standards
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Who will get a third stimulus check and why?
Economic stimulus or economic relief: Here’s what we know about who might qualify for the next round of coronavirus checks and how much they’ll get.
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Trump prepares to bask in the conservative movement he changed
No defeated president has sought this sort of influence over his party, and CPAC is going to give it to him.
Multiple crises tarnish brand of Cuomo, previously touted as ‘gold standard’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) faces allegations of harassment, bullying and improperly withholding data on deaths in nursing homes.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared on Fox News on Thursday. (Fox News)
Trump called McConnell a ‘hack.’ But McConnell says he would ‘absolutely’ back him if he wins 2024 nomination.
Biden defends vaccine rollout as he marks 50 million vaccinations
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Biden’s pick for HHS sued the Trump administration, not a group of nuns
Capitol Police chief says extremists have discussed attack on Congress during Biden’s first joint address
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Kevin McCarthy and Chip Roy defended Liz Cheney and criticized Trump. Now both have reversed course.
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Mila Babayan, center, and her niece with workers from the Halo Trust ordnance removal team in Kaghartsi, Nagorno-Karabakh. (Jack Losh)
One woman’s bomb-filled garden in Nagorno-Karabakh points to the lingering perils of war
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Mexico is vaccinating its poorest citizens first — against the advice of health experts
The end of Cold War thinking
Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish
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Somalia’s politicians strike a last-minute deal, but fears of conflict remain high
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Megachurch at center of outbreak in France opens its doors again
Sailor who fell overboard clung to ‘sea rubbish’ for 16 hours and survived
Haijun Si, left, stands with Brian Dazey, a Ladera Ranch community resident who volunteered to stand guard outside Si’s home after a spate of attacks against his family. (Merrill Christenson)
An Asian American family was being harassed. Neighbors now guard their home each night.
By Sydney Page
Fears of anti-Asian violence rattle the community
Texas vaccination site turned away undocumented immigrants over their status, against state policy
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has apologized after at least 14 people were wrongly denied vaccines over their immigration status.
New York City schools chancellor to step down amid clashes with mayor
Richard Carranza will resign next month and be succeeded by the first Black woman to run the country's largest school district.
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NOAA mulls moving start of Atlantic hurricane season up to May 15
Texas is in desperate need of plumbers. Two brothers-in-law drove more than 20 hours straight to help.
Black History Month 2021
This Black History Month, as history struggles to keep up with current events, we can remember how we got here as we keep our eyes on the future.
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D.C., Md. & Va.
People wait in a recovery area after receiving the coronavirus vaccine at a tented clinic in Washington. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
Glitches, errors, a nonworking number: D.C. residents still struggle to get vaccine appointments
Within 40 minutes Friday, all 4,350 appointments available to D.C. residents who are at least 65, have health problems or qualifying jobs were filled.
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Pamela Smith named chief of U.S. Park Police
Marijuana bills in flux as Virginia’s legislative session nears end
House and Senate negotiators continue to work out differences in legalization bills.
Virginia House and Senate negotiators agree on budget featuring raises for teachers, state employees
She escaped the genocide in Rwanda. Now, 27 years later, she can’t escape its politics.
Push for police reform creates rift in Maryland’s Democratic caucus
Details of broad accountability bills are hanging in the balance as negotiations continue.
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D.C.-area forecast: Clouds increase today, with rain odds up starting tonight
Temperatures are mild through the weekend, despite increasing dampness.
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Going Out Guide
This new Azerbaijani bakery offers stories as good as its pastries
Sharbat in Adams Morgan welcomes visitors with expertly made sweet and savory baked goods from Azerbaijan.
Virtual ‘sculpture,’ based on math, that’s everywhere and nowhere at once
The National Museum of Mathematics presents an augmented-reality art show you look at on your phone.
By Mark Jenkins
W. Royal Stokes has lived a jazz life as unpredictable as the music
A new anthology compiles decades of music writing from the 90-year-old jazz critic.
This D.C. house is for the kids and hoop dreamers
Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region
Mortgage rates surge higher for second week in a row
Business & Technology
FCC authorizes $50 internet-service subsidies for millions of low-income Americans
Millions of workers, students and families facing poverty and other hardship during the coronavirus pandemic soon will be able to obtain up to $50 each month in credits.
With vaccinations underway, the economy needs consumers to spend again. But don’t, if you have debt.
Those healthy saving habits you’ve picked up during the pandemic? Don’t let “revenge spending” set you back.
Thasunda Duckett will become chief executive and president of TIAA on May 1. (Bloomberg News)
TIAA is the first company in Fortune 500 history to have two Black CEOs in a row
Verily’s coronavirus testing partnership with California is over
Google sister Verily was touted early in the pandemic as a promising coronavirus testing option.
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Health & Science
The Health 202
Pharmacies were expecting vaccine shipments. Manufacturing and winter weather delayed them.
Paige Winfield Cunningham
Atlantic Ocean circulation weaker than it has been in 1,000 years, scientists say
As delays hamper some second vaccine doses, a debate rages: Prioritize one shot or two?
A vehicle that looks like the Batmobile and works on solar energy? Its designers say it’s the future of cars.
PGA Tour players forge ahead in Florida, but Tiger Woods casts a long shadow from California
As the golf great starts an arduous recovery from his car crash injuries, his fellow pros have him in their thoughts at the next tour stop.
Perspective: Golf faces a future without its irreplaceable face
Ex-Washington Football Team employees pressure NFL to make harassment probe public
A letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell is part of a campaign to hold team owner Daniel Snyder accountable for what they describe as a “sexually hostile work environment.”
Kerri Einarson, center, heads up one of Ken Pomeroy's highest-rated teams. (AP)
After changing the way we analyze basketball, Ken Pomeroy turns to curling
Ken Pomeroy has curling metrics now. You could say he's leaving no stone unturned.
Adam Silver says he regrets comments about Finals incident involving Raptors’ Masai Ujiri
Nats want Kyle Schwarber to get ‘squatty’ at the plate and return to his slugging ways
Tom Wilson gets the Capitals back on track with a win over the Penguins
How to cope with parent guilt, during the pandemic and beyond
Experts suggest a combination of mindfulness, meaningful self-care and shifting our perspective.
By Emily Edlynn
9 expert-approved paint colors for a powder room makeover
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This rural liberal set out to talk to his pro-Trump neighbors. It didn’t go well — until it did.
By Bill Donahue
Carolyn Hax: Yes, children are our future. But must they also be our ever-present?
They miss talking to their daughter about subjects that aren’t related to the grandkids.
Ask Amy: Honeymoon ended before it began
Boyfriend is emotionally unavailable and headed for jail.
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Miss Manners: Unlocking the true meaning of ex-girlfriend’s outburst
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Elevating stories about women
The first girls have become Eagle Scouts. It’s taken more than 100 years.
A woman gave birth alone in a Kentucky jail. It’s a harrowing example of a bigger problem, experts say.
This women-made tool could help get more disabled people vaccinated
Ask Dr. Andrea: How can I tell if my partner is struggling with an eating disorder?
Arts & Entertainment
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Julien Baker questioned her faith. Music helped her embrace the uncertainty.
On “Little Oblivions,” Baker’s introspective new album, the singer-songwriter said she allowed herself to “really just kick around in the wreck.”
For Patrick Page of ‘All the Devils Are Here,’ it’s Shakespeare’s bad guys who steal the show
‘Queen’s Gambit’ actor Moses Ingram’s unrelenting journey from West Baltimore to Hollywood
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Anthony Hopkins, star of ‘The Father,’ is welcoming old age by embracing his inner child
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Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward for her stolen dogs after walker was shot in an ambush in Los Angeles
With Paramount Plus buy, ViacomCBS aims to keep old customers and pursue new streaming revenue
In ‘All Girls,’ a decades-old sexual assault at a boarding school prompts a vigilante to take action
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Blood appears in dishes around the world, but less so in the U.S. This cookbook aims to change that.
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Canceled pandemic flights led to travel vouchers. Here’s how to use them.
Danger lurks in national parks, but not necessarily where you expect it
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Five sensational vacation destinations from the virtual worlds of video games
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