Democracy Dies in Darkness
The president spoke in somber tones as he unveiled a covid-19 plan, comparing the situation to a war and warned that deaths could top 500,000 next month.
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President Biden is unwinding the Trump environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
The president will ask the Department of Agriculture to expand food stamps benefits and school meals programs. A separate unilateral move aims to help get previously approved stimulus checks into the hands of Americans who haven’t received them yet.
With a veteran reporter taking the place of controversial overseer Michael Pack, the dominoes started falling in other top offices.
The new president can either listen to Republican calls for bipartisanship, or he can heed the advice of some allies who believe that GOP lawmakers are merely setting traps to end up in gridlock.
“I’ve never in my entire career felt like I’ve been booted onto the curb and told, ‘Figure it out on your own,’” a Maryland National Guard member said.
There’s fear the U.K. variant and others could overwhelm medical systems. Germany proposed strict, temporary bans on travel to the E.U. from countries where mutated forms of the virus are already prevalent.
Workers attend to patients at a hospital in Wuhan on Feb. 6, 2020. (Reuters)
Relatives who lost loved ones early in the pandemic say they cannot move on without answers from authorities who failed to warn the public in a timely way.
Confusion over nursing home set-asides, uncertainty about the status of second doses and reluctance to order vaccine that might go unused mean some doses remain in warehouses.
Airline workers and others have described the dangerous results of passengers refusing to wear masks.
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New financial disclosures show the depth of his financial problems, compounded by his role in the Capitol riot.
With Q having vanished and Trump out of office, far-right extremist groups are targeting disillusioned believers online in hopes of further radicalizing them to a new cause.
Byung J. “BJay” Pak suddenly stepped down earlier this month as then-President Trump waged a pressure campaign on Georgia officials over the election.
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Black Americans propelled Biden to the presidency. Now they’re counting on him to deliver on his promise to end systemic racism.
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While engaging in negotiations, the president is also preparing to impose new costs on Russia pending an intelligence assessment and is ruling out a “reset” in relations with Moscow, senior officials said.
The fracas began Wednesday when the Biden administration asked now-former general counsel Peter Robb to resign, a White House official said.
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President Biden has said Pete Buttigieg, as transportation secretary, would play a key role in helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Some members of the ruling coalition are reported to have developed cold feet, but Tokyo and the IOC insist the show will go on.
The warning and the arrests triggered an outpouring of support for the jailed opposition leader from prominent Russians who usually shun politics.
In an inaugural address that pleaded for unity, President Biden identified an enemy.
Former astronaut Julie Payette was accused of verbally abusing and humiliating staffers.
Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn speaks at the Pentagon on March 26, 2020. (Department of Defense)
The brother of disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn defended his actions in the U.S. military's deliberations over how to respond to the assault on the Capitol.
A lawyers’ group has filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts.
For thousands of Americans, their first trip to the nation’s capital was to either storm the Capitol or to protect it.
While Pope Francis sent warm congratulations, condemnation this week from U.S. bishops suggests Biden’s tenure will be marked by Catholic infighting.
After a brief pandemic respite from filing collections lawsuits for past-due debt, private student loan companies have resumed legal action.
State leaders cited research showing that schools are not virus “superspreaders,” while making the case that the toll of virtual schooling is too great.
Authorities are starting to dismantle barriers and fencing around D.C. now that the inauguration is over. (Matt McClain/The Post)
After a peaceful Inauguration Day, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser requested the D.C. National Guard be on “standby” until Jan. 30 to deal with “white extremism” and other threats.
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As shoppers 60 and older head online, major retailers and consumer goods brands are scrambling to meet them there.
The reserves of the trust fund that pays retirement and survivor benefits will be unable to pay full benefits in 2034.
The review would be the first major case for the Facebook-funded Oversight Board, an independent watchdog organization.
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Worker advocates hailed the executive order, saying it was the first step in reorienting OSHA toward more stringent safety protections.
Stefon Diggs found the "new beginning" he sought with the Buffalo Bills. (AP)
Mayhew, 55, previously a vice president of player personnel for the San Francisco 49ers, returns to a franchise he helped lead to a Super Bowl XXVI victory as a player. 
King joined the staff in February as a full-time intern, becoming the first woman in franchise history to be hired in any capacity as a coach. 
The team reportedly plans to let 1,500 fans attend games starting  this month, and all guests and employees will need to be screened by the dogs.
Pablo Cuevas, the world’s 70th-ranked player, is winning fans on Instagram.