The Take

Trump and the warping of democratic governance

The Ukraine story highlights the degree to which traditional checks and balances have been weakened under this president.

How Trump, Giuliani pressured Ukraine to probe president’s rivals

New revelations about President Trump’s efforts to influence Ukraine are fueling questions about whether he used his office to try to force a foreign country to take actions to damage his political opponents.

New Bureau of Land Management headquarters share building with Chevron

The controversial move to Colorado will put an agency that oversees energy leasing, grazing and other activities on federal land in the same building as oil and gas groups.
Cable cars give tourists an aerial view of the vineyards in Rüdesheim. (Charlotte Schmitz for The Post)
Cable cars give tourists an aerial view of the vineyards in Rüdesheim. (Charlotte Schmitz for The Post)
From The Magazine

U.S. connoisseurs used to shy away from German wine. Global warming is changing that.

In some corners of the wine world, there are uncomfortable whispers that parts of Germany might soon challenge more well-known areas of Spain, Italy or France, which are getting hotter and hotter all the time.
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The Past, Rediscovered

The civil rights leader ‘almost nobody knows about’ gets a statue in the U.S. Capitol

At a dedication ceremony this week, Nebraska leaders remembered Chief Standing Bear, whose landmark court case established that Native Americans were, in fact, people.

‘They weren’t listening’: How Congress failed to act on a deadly drug’s harrowing rise

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The Pentagon is diverting hundreds of millions allocated by Congress for the restoration of Camp Santiago to the construction of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Medical Mysteries
Physicians found his veins grossly enlarged and too stretchy — but they don’t know why or how to treat it. And they’ve never seen a similar case.
Northrop Grumman is poised to take over an Air Force project to replace aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. Boeing wants the government to force Northrop to collaborate.
Once a powerhouse of college football, the No. 7 Fighting Irish now find themselves a two-touchdown underdog against No. 3 Georgia, as keen observers and everyday citizens doubt Notre Dame’s capacity to prove itself elite.
Once a hard-working free spirit who was easy to root for, the wide receiver is now a bullying, insubordinate jock twice accused of sexual misconduct.
Weekend Picks
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A desk with a mysterious drawer, a map with a grisly purpose, a ring handed down for generations and then divided: These are their stories.
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Biden’s awkward, tense moments at first 2020 LGBTQ forum
Biden’s awkward, tense moments at first 2020 LGBTQ forum
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