Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Will Republicans purge the worst of what he has brought to their coalition or will Trump maintain his influence after he is out of office?
Trump supporters march toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
In the 17 days after President Trump began to encourage his supporters to descend on D.C. until the siege that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, law enforcement and city officials braced for potential violence in the nation’s capital. But officials failed to take sufficient action to fend off the attacks — with deadly consequences. 
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People are spending hours refreshing websites and creating tiny intelligence networks to try to get vaccinated. “It feels like I’m trying to get a Beyoncé ticket,” one woman said.
The variant is not thought to be more deadly but has spread so widely it has caused the death toll to spike as well. 
Government officials pray over a box of vaccines Friday in Mumbai. (Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg News)
He said he will use FEMA to build vaccine centers in schools and stadiums, and warned the pandemic will worsen and more Americans will die before the vaccine can be administered to enough people to turn the tide.
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A Post analysis of 49 companies found that only a small share of their contributions went directly to the 147 lawmakers who objected to counting presidential election results.
Iranian police confiscated these machines allegedly used in bitcoin mining operations. (AP)
Iran's cheap energy and high inflation has made it a center for so-called cryptocurrency mining.
(Michael Reynolds/AP)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey agreed to ban Donald Trump from Twitter after tearful all-hands meetings, bitter dialogues and employee pushback. It was the biggest decision his company had ever faced.
After one week of in-person classes, Chicago Public Schools is pursuing disciplinary action against employees who did not return to school buildings.
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In the Jan. 6 vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win, the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans decided to live in the real world. The overwhelming majority of House Republicans did not.
Once he's out of office, the chief question is whether to disqualify him from running again. That could give Republicans more incentive to convict.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg News)
Trump loyalist Mike Lindell showed up at the White House on Friday with notes that raise alarming possibilities.
The vote puts Armin Laschet in pole position ahead of September elections as Merkel steps away from power.
Voting was largely peaceful, but the campaign period displayed the architecture of Yoweri Museveni’s 35-year grip on power: violent crackdowns, widespread arrests and attempts to bar journalists and independent observers.
Migrants enter Guatemala Saturday after breaking a police barricade at the border checkpoint (Josue Decavele/Getty Images)
The country has not approved a vaccine for general use, but Chinese workers at online casinos and presidential security officials have obtained the shots.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government would reach out to other G-20 nations to seek a joint proposal on such bans, which he compared to the “Spanish Inquisition.”
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After a decade of development, the space agency planned to fire the four engines of its towering Space Launch System for eight minutes, but officials ended the test less than two minutes in. It was not clear immediately what went wrong.
Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 people in California about racism, fear, disorder and firearms.
(City of South Bend)
Urban leaders see Buttigieg’s willingness to pursue so-called “complete streets” as a promising sign in the incoming transportation secretary.
The case of Jalen Brown illustrates how confusing the largely unwritten school rules for online expression can be.
When her suburban Dallas high school moved online, Charvi Goyal realized that the schoolmates she’d been informally tutoring between classes would still need extra help.
Remembering Johnny’s Half Shell for Ann Cashion’s food, John Fulchino’s service — and a singular experience
Local bars and restaurants have cooked up commemorative dishes to help make your sofa feel more festive.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interesting twist, she found his take on their shared interests to be lacking in, well, substance.
Blend 111 chef Andrés-Julian Zuluaga brings delicious sophistication to the cross-cultural restaurant in Vienna
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He was “a Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly of street,” dancer and singer Toni Basil said.
The first film I saw myself in helped launch my own career, even as it sowed some doubts.
These novels introduce readers to well-drawn characters and divert their attention from the news and the blues of this early winter season.
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