Democracy Dies in Darkness
President Biden is also preparing to impose new costs on Russia, pending an assessment of alleged interference in the 2020 election, involvement in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a cyber breach of U.S. agencies and other activities.
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All incoming presidents change the decor of the largely symbolic room to offer a sense of their personality and the type of presidency they hope to have. President Biden’s is notable for the sheer number of portraits and busts of well-known American historical figures.
As shoppers 60 and older head online, major retailers and consumer goods brands are scrambling to meet them there.
There are still unanswered questions about whether vaccinated people can transmit the virus.
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Only six of the nine showed up for the ceremony. Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito skipped it. It was the first time in more than 20 years that not all of the justices witnessed the ceremony.
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In cinema and literature, the Bechdel test judged artistic works based on whether there were scenes in which two or more women talked about something other than a man. Vice President Harris’s swearing in was a Bechdel test of American democracy, and after nearly 250 years, we finally passed it.
The site of a suicide attack in Baghdad on Thursday. (Reuters)
Although Iraqi security forces continue to fight ISIS militants in rural areas, attacks in the capital have been rare.
More than 7,000 special visas allocated to Afghans by Congress in 2020 went unissued.
The sanctions prohibit former secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the 27 other named individuals and their families from traveling to China — including Hong Kong and Macao — or conducting business with the country.
“The Dissident” had received favorable audience scores on the popular film-rating sites — until last week.
Immigration attorneys and advocates say chartered deportation flights continued uninterrupted until the last hours of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The FBI alleged that Biggs and other members of the far-right nationalist group appeared equipped with walkie-talkie-style communication devices and earpieces during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Lincoln, who guided the nation through the Civil War, received an extraordinary number of references Wednesday as President Biden vowed to unify a divided nation.
After a brief pandemic respite from filing collections lawsuits for past-due debt, private student loan companies have resumed legal action.
As Joe Biden and Kamala President Harris took their oaths of office, African Americans held hope for change.
Democratic legislative leaders say they want more coronavirus help in the spending plan.
They are among more than a dozen lawmakers to miss Biden’s swearing-in, for varying reasons
The columnist’s 8-year-old son looks at an iPad. (Theresa Vargas/The Post)
For many parents, the change in power brings relief that they no longer have to reach for the remote or close their browser every time the president speaks.
(Charles Krupa/AP)
Weekly unemployment claims remain near 1 million, far above previous recessions, because of the surging pandemic.
The executive order could lead to an emergency standard for businesses — a set of a regulations they would have to comply with, like mask-wearing, that advocates say is necessary to combat the pandemic.
Unlike his predecessor, who inherited a booming economy and a world at peace but could only see “carnage,” President Biden looked out from a ransacked Capitol to a country reeling from pandemic and riven with injustice and saw the possibility for renewal and rebuilding.
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