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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a Feb. 20 court hearing in Moscow. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)
Navalny’s allies have warned that he “could die at any moment.”
The move is part of a push to treat noncitizens more humanely. Under the changes, “alien” will become “noncitizen or migrant,” “illegal” will become “undocumented,” and “assimilation” will change to “integration.”
Weatherhead, chosen to steer the government’s National Climate Assessment, has been reassigned to the U.S. Geological Survey.
“Kids today” get a bad rap for being entitled. But sometimes it takes entitlement to dismantle entitlement.
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Draft legislation aims to reconnect neighborhoods cut off by interstate highways and offset adverse health effects on Black communities because of highways and infrastructure projects that dramatically increased air pollutants.
National Guard personnel stand at their posts outside the U.S. Capitol in March. (AP)
Republicans are facing pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who attacked the U.S. Capitol.
The practice has raised ethical concerns. Now, a complaint about Sen. Ted Cruz’s own campaign buying his books has triggered questions about self-enrichment.
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President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
Both countries have now expelled several of each other’s diplomats after the Czech Republic linked two Russian spies to a 2014 attack on a munitions depot that killed two civilians.
It is one of the world’s first experiments in reopening long-shuttered borders to quarantine-free travel.
Flames near Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday after a bush fire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain. (Mike Hutchings/Reuters)
Strong winds have pushed the fire toward densely-populated areas above Cape Town. Tourist sites, such as the Table Mountain aerial cableway, have been temporarily closed.
The Trump administration cut the U.S. government adrift from broad international consensus. President Biden has shifted course.
Few Europeans thought it was a good idea for Montenegro to take the mammoth loan to build a highway. The tiny, mountainous country is asking the E.U. for help to repay the debt — and the answer, so far, has been no.
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RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
A letter feeds conspiracy theories, but historians don’t believe it.
Bob Sonderman drives a Veterans Affairs mobile medical unit from Libby, Mont., to Sandpoint, Idaho. (Tony Bynum for The Post)
The Department of Veterans Affairs has set out on a labor-intensive effort to offer the vaccine to former servicemembers. What VA is learning suggests challenges ahead in getting the nation to herd immunity.
The uneven reopening is driven by demand and staffing, school system officials say.
Maryland and Virginia have strengthened oversight of police misconduct, and the District is considering shifting tasks from officers to civilians.
The Edmonson sisters shortly after they were freed in 1848. (Wikimedia Commons)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered 
The largest nonviolent escape attempt by enslaved people in American history unfolded in the nation's capital in 1848. Now a group in D.C. wants to make honoring the Pearl's passengers an annual event.
The Tencent Holdings Ltd. headquarters in Shenzhen, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)
The plaintiffs, a mix of U.S. and Chinese citizens living in California, filed the suit anonymously because they fear Beijing will punish them or their family members.
A key factor in the shortage is a culture of hiring requirements that many experts agree don't reflect what's needed for entry-level employees. Those excessive requirements can deter people who are qualified from applying.
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