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He described Donald Trump as “a cross between Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan and P.T. Barnum” — someone with a “dark side” who is capable of “magic.”
Lawmakers tender their resignations, and the Christian Democrats are dropping in polls as a once-lauded coronavirus response falters.
Customers shop for imported cherries in Kunming, China. (Yang Zheng/VCG/Getty Images)
The breakthrough in negotiations comes as the Biden administration seeks to show U.S. commitment to its allies and military defense agreements.
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Americans started wearing masks a year ago. Where do we go from here?
The rapid spread of covid-19 in the United States began in early 2020. A lot has changed in our day-to-day lives since then, including the use of face masks.
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The effort is the first step toward unraveling a new system put in place by former education secretary Betsy DeVos.
Democrats are considering as much as $3 trillion in new spending for the cornerstone of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” infrastructure program. 
Alabama state troopers swing nightsticks to break up a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965. (AP)
The action comes amid a push by GOP-led state legislatures to restrict voting.
 The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service are tracking nominees for roughly 800 of those 1,250 positions, including Cabinet secretaries, chief financial officers, general counsels, ambassadors and other critical leadership positions.
Full coverage of what the president is doing to enact his agenda.
Medical workers receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Friday in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AP)
Only about 40,000 health workers have received the shot, while vaccinations for those over 65 years old will not meaningfully get underway before May.
Popes have not always yearned for coexistence with the peoples living in what is now Iraq.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that a U.S. departure remains under consideration and could lead to “rapid territorial gains” by the Taliban.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed they hit an Aramco oil facility in eastern Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the first time the group has reached the company’s facilities in that area.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema called the incident an “accident” and blamed it on the “negligence” of those tasked with guarding stores of dynamite and munitions.
Joanne Simpson (left), Eunice Foote (top right), June Bacon-Bercey (bottom right). (NASA/NOAA/Family Photo)
FEMA said staffers at the Florida City vaccine site were reminded Sunday to vaccinate only people who meet the state’s criteria.
To open schools amid the pandemic, Biden must grapple with competing constituencies including teachers unions, parents and students — and with the reality that the federal government has little direct control over the issue.
Audrey Keenan, a one-woman show at Yanzi Noodle House, serves up the specialty dishes of Liuzhou, including a noodle soup whose reputation for smelliness isn't deserved.
Known as Trap Bob, the Brookland-based illustrator imagines a warm day that ends with a concert.
At either Spice Kraft, you’ll dine happily on lunch bowls, curry wraps and luscious lamb.
Pipes that were to be used for the Keystone XL pipeline are stored in a field near Dorchester, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald/AP)
There's a long history of mandating vaccinations.
A third round of checks is coming for millions of Americans. Here's the answers to some frequently asked questions about economic relief.
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The longtime blogger-turned-author and public speaker gave a 2017 TED talk titled “Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable,” which urged listeners to speak truth to power and be true to themselves.
Steppenwolf Theatre begins streaming Vivian J.O. Barnes’s “Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!” on March 10.