Democracy Dies in Darkness
The United States and China are seeking cooperation on climate change, but it’s uncertain how much more ground Xi Jinping is willing to concede.
Numerous world leaders made new pledges to curb emissions and realign their economies to better tackle climate change. But thorny challenges abound.
Analyzing monthly crime data from 21 countries during the pandemic, researchers found that the number of homicide victims was at the usual level by summer. 
A post on Alexei Navalny’s Instagram account, which is maintained by allies, said the hunger strike was over after 24 days.
Renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass's dig site at Saqqara, Egypt, in February. (Sima Diab for The Post)
With every discovery, the government’s hopes rise that more tourists will arrive, bringing much-needed foreign currency and creating new jobs for millions.
The therapist publicly opposed Mormon leaders' teachings on sexuality issues.
When Texas’ natural gas supplies froze up, prices soared, and now Minnesota’s customers are feeling the impact.
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The House passed legislation to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state and to grant its more than 700,000 residents full representation in Congress.
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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. 
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.
After documenting their work early in the pandemic, The Post checked in with a doctor, nurse and paramedic again a year into the crisis. (Zoeann Murphy/The Post)
Many health workers talked about the betrayal they feel from the public — hero-worship one day, then refusal to wear masks the next, even if it would spare them the trauma of losing yet another patient.
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.
A medical team from Howard University vaccinates people at the Chinese Community Church in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Howard University)
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan stressed the need to find residents who are not yet vaccinated.
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 them employees $20.7 million, the Labor Department said.
Justices said the commission must get additional authority from Congress to ask courts for monetary relief.
Technology CEOs, clockwise from top left: Apple’s Tim Cook; Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; Google’s Sundar Pichai; Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. (AP)
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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.