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With Democrats in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, activists say they are in their strongest position yet to make D.C. the 51st state.
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The package is significantly smaller than President Biden’s roughly $2 trillion blueprint and doesn’t raise the corporate tax rate.
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Legislators are promoting measures that would drastically curtail access to the polls and could disproportionately affect voters of color, critics say.
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The South Carolina senator said he went from “Cotton to Congress in one lifetime,” but his ancestors owned unusually large amounts of land.
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
Russia released video of troops who had been involved in exercises in Crimea loading onto ships, planes and trains for a return to their home bases. On Thursday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the military withdrawal, saying it should be completed by May 1.
The Lindos Acropolis, on the Greek island of Rhodes. (Loulou d’Aki for The Post)
It’s trying to appeal to travelers who have been stifling their wanderlust.
The United Nations, in partnership with a company called Remesh, is leveraging artificial intelligence to drive peacekeeping initiatives in war-ravaged countries like Libya.
Turkey’s reaction is likely to be swift amid a growing list of disagreements with the United States.
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Akayed Ullah, 31, wanted to kill as many Americans as possible, officials said, but would-be victims ­were spared because his explosive device malfunctioned. One person sustained a shrapnel wound, and two other victims were left with hearing damage.
Brendan Hunt’s case, believed to be the first tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, is seen as a test of how far free speech can go before it violates constitutional protections.
A man wearing a face mask and shield reading “Stop Asian Hate” takes part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Huntington Beach, Calif., on April 11. (Ringo Chiu/Reuters)
The push to make D.C. the 51st state has become a partisan civil rights issue, with Democrats hailing voting rights for a plurality-Black city and Republicans denouncing it as a liberal power grab.
Filler-Corn reflects on historic period of change as Republicans sound the alarm ahead of crucial elections
Kimberly Himes walks with her daughter, Natalee McDaniel, a first grader, on the first day of in-person class earlier this month. (Robb Hill for The Post)
As school officials grapple with how to spend the unprecedented infusion of federal money, the great challenge is to invest wisely, in ways that really count. 
Get outside and enjoy the fresh air — and some amazing works of art.
Ellen Reid’s “Soundwalk” offers visitors to the performing arts park some site-specific musical accompaniment.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Alden Global Capital admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to pull pension money out of its own funds and pay their employees $20.7 million, the Labor Department said.
Justices said the commission must get additional authority from Congress to ask courts for monetary relief.
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Steven Ropes with his daughter, Sydney, who will graduate from high school this year. (Jennifer Ropes)
The adolescent years can be difficult for parents and kids. But some parents say the pandemic brought them closer to their tweens and teens, both physically and emotionally.
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Bailey, right, and his new book, left. (W.W. Norton; Nancy Crampton)
Bailey lost his literary agent and the support of his publisher in less than a week following allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to his days as a New Orleans middle school teacher in the 1990s.
Brick-and-mortar booksellers curate books for you. Online, the decisions are more arbitrary.