Democracy Dies in Darkness
Aides to President-elect Joe Biden held at least 20 meetings with Trump administration officials and were in active discussions with every federal agency, as well as the White House, preparing for the daunting task of taking over a crumbling economy and overseeing the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.
President-elect Joe Biden's pick needs to be confirmed by a Senate currently controlled by Republicans, and the person will take command of an agency wracked by accusations of politicization.
Democrat Raphael Warnock speaks in Jonesboro, Ga., on Nov. 19. (Kevin D. Liles for The Post)
In the two contests that will decide control of the U.S. Senate, it is Warnock, a 51-year-old preacher, who is animating the diversifying Democratic base and is being seen as a ripe target for the GOP.
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These ceremonies are something pleasant in a world of awful. Even if it is just a matter of appearances.
After the annual presidential turkey reprieve, Corn, along with his alternate, Cob, will retire to a quiet life in a college town. Where the president will go next is less certain.
More doses will be available each week as manufacturing ramps up, with health-care personnel at the head of the line to get shots, officials said.
The landmark Arc de Triomphe dominates the skyline as the trees lining the Champs Elysees in Paris are decorated with red lights. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
European leaders acknowledge that the coronavirus is far from under control, but many seem reluctant to keep their economies closed or to stand in the way of family members seeing one another after a year marked by long periods of strict confinement measures and social isolation.
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Peter Newsham, who has come under criticism by more liberal members of the city council, will be chief in Prince William County. His surprise departure comes as law enforcement agencies around the country are facing pressure to make swift changes in their departments to answer calls for more just policing.
The Swinomish and Sauk-Suiattle tribes are working to restore salmon habitat along Nookachamps Creek, a tributary of the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, Wash. (Jovelle Tamayo for The Post)
Climate Solutions
After a brutal storm in 2006, the Swinomish tribe off the coast of Washington state launched a strategy to deal with the effects of a warming planet. Now, 50 other native tribes have followed suit.
In a year of reinvention, the Recording Academy fails to reimagine who deserves a Grammy.
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Election workers scan absentee ballots in Lawrenceville, Ga., on Nov. 6. (Kevin D. Liles for The Post)
From their perch as outsiders, many foreigners worry about President Trump’s refusal to concede and what it means about America’s role as a beacon of democracy.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) filed complaints against Giuliani and others working with the Trump campaign, calling for them to be stripped of their law licenses for filing “frivolous” lawsuits and allegedly engaging in “conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.”
Republicans in the Senate have been about four times as likely as Americans overall to have tested positive for the virus.
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The selection of John F. Kerry as chief climate diplomat gives the new position gravitas at a time when U.S. credibility abroad on global warming and other issues has waned under President Trump. 
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Alejandro Mayorkas championed cybersecurity initiatives during the Obama years.
The sun sets over the Syrian city of Daraa in 2018. (AFP/Getty Images)
Daraa was the cradle of the revolution. Two years after its recapture by government forces, killings are on the rise.
He was convicted of stealing papal documents in 2012, and served two months in a Vatican jail before being pardoned by Benedict.
Hundreds of people in a town in Ethiopia’s Tigray region were stabbed, strangled and hacked to death in an apparent ethnically based attack that may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes, the commission said.
Governments eager to relax the rules and people eager to enjoy themselves have given the virus a window. Now, winter is coming.
The Hollywood star said he would be ashamed if he didn’t speak out against Hungary’s “authoritarianism.”
The suspects are accused of negotiating a sales price for the phantom masks that was five times the asking price set by manufacturer 3M, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in the South District of Texas.
Governors and mayors have imposed dozens of new coronavirus restrictions that experts say may be too little, too late.
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Divided by politics and covid exhaustion, Americans debate how to celebrate.
The action against OANN, which President Trump’s allies have praised in recent weeks while raging against Fox News for supposed disloyalty following the election, was the latest sign that Silicon Valley remains prepared to enforce policies against false and misleading information.
Investors cheer as the White House transition gets under way and Janet Yellen is tapped for treasury secretary — steps seen as progress in stabilizing the economy.
If confirmed by the Senate, the former Federal Reserve chair would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department since the institution was founded in 1789.
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Green Bay took Jordan Love in the draft, but it's worth wondering whether Aaron Rodgers's heir apparent will ever get the starting job.
For Washington’s young offense, having a veteran quarterback in Alex Smith has made a difference over the past few weeks.
Alabama running back Jase McClellan fends off a Kentucky defender on Saturday. (AP)
For its first rankings of 2020, the committee met in Texas in recent days staring at an inscrutable puzzle with 17 unbeaten teams.
Colter Zimmer, 13, puts up Christmas lights with his mom, Julie Zimmer, at their home in Crofton, Md., on Sunday. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Families are digging into their storage containers earlier than ever to follow through on one part of the holidays they can control in a year turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic: turning on the Christmas lights.
He wonders: Break up now or wait? First, there are some questions he should ask himself.
Kids want dad to find happiness, but his new love is driving a wedge between them.
Accomplished cook receives faux proposals from married male guests. She wants to spare the wives.
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The beloved museum remains relevant, and not just because it was founded in the wake of a pandemic.
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In “No Time Like the Future,” the beloved actor and activist offers life lessons he’s learned the hard way.
The nine nominations from the Recording Academy for January’s ceremony puts Beyoncé at 79 for her career, the most of any female artist.
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John Gray’s “Feline Philosophy” argues that cats have it all figured out.
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"Saved by the Bell’s" newest class holds its own against the original in Peacock’s reboot.