Democracy Dies in Darkness
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After a wild day on Capitol Hill in which a group of House and Senate Republicans threatened to derail the spending bill over vaccine concerns, congressional leaders navigated a bill through Congress that would fund agencies into February.
Shutdown threat, defense bill snags and potential debt limit drama all point to an excruciating new reality on Capitol Hill.
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The joy of being back in-person has collided with the trauma and setbacks brought on by the pandemic and virtual learning. The school is a study both in joy and in enduring trauma, a place where everything seems normal, but nothing is quite as it should be.
One of the study’s authors said coronavirus vaccines are likely to still offer the most effective protection against severe disease and death.
Public health experts are reminding Americans that the overwhelming majority of the nation’s coronavirus cases are caused by the highly transmissible delta variant.
It's the latest ruling seeking to hold lawyers accountable for trying to use the courts to overturn an election.
Students and the community started to pick up the pieces after Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School.
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Normally low-profile state legislative races and less prominent gubernatorial contests suddenly hold the potential to become national flash points in the polarizing debate, as state legislative activity will become more significant in shaping abortion laws.
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Previous research had suggested a possible increase in storm intensity in recent decades, tied to climate change. This study also finds that hurricanes are increasing in frequency, a more controversial idea.
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The “Home Alone” house. (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Kevin’s brother Buzz is hosting — and hopefully burglars won’t show up at the Winnetka, Ill., home, Airbnb said.
Some of the lawmakers have expressed concern that the House has taken too many votes on bills that have no chance of passing the Senate, such as changes to the immigration system and gun laws, that are not popular in their swing districts.
Antiabortion and abortion rights advocates protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Three justices — those nominated by President Donald Trump — were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote and confirmed by senators representing a minority of the country.
Although scientists are warning that it is still too early to say that omicron is behind the surge in cases, the rapid rise means omicron might already be overtaking the delta variant, experts said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Grand Tattoo — a traditional ceremonial send-off — in Berlin on Wednesday. (Stefanie Loos/AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t saying. But Nina Hagen’s 1974 East German song goes back to the leader’s upbringing in a divided Germany.
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