Democracy Dies in Darkness
The global specter of Donald Trump has transformed itself from an active storm to a threatening cloud, creating an overseas atmosphere in which President Biden was greeted with equal parts optimism and skepticism.
As much of the world begins emerging from the coronavirus pandemic lockdown for Pride celebrations around the world, we asked readers to share why and how they celebrate.
On Tuesday, thousands of Southern Baptists will gather in Nashville to vote on issues that will shape the massive denomination’s future, including the choice of its next president.
Over the past seven decades, Queen Elizabeth II has met almost every U.S. president, except for Lyndon Johnson, in venues ranging from Balmoral Castle to baseball stadiums. Here are some highlights.
Thousands of people across the country gathered to oppose efforts to clamp down on what teachers can say in class about racism, sexism and oppression.
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The roots of former president Donald Trump’s power in the Republican Party can be traced back to the backlash following the 2008 election and financial crisis.
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) has sponsored a bill to eliminate the overtime exemption for live-in domestic workers. (Salwan Georges/The  Post)
The 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act excluded farmworkers, domestic workers and other professions dominated by workers of color.
The international soccer tournament, which President Jair Bolsonaro greenlit with little warning late last month, will begin Sunday in Brazil against a backdrop of controversy and fear.
For starters, the bicycle cost only $1,800, and Johnson will likely have to pay for it himself if he wants to keep it.
Here's what the country's new bitcoin law could mean, and why implementation could be complicated.
The vote reflected dismay over the slow pace of reforms since the ouster of longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
How much would you pay to go to space with Jeff Bezos? For at least one person, the answer is $28 million, a sum that won a live auction Saturday.
Early in the pandemic passenger numbers fell by as much as 95 percent from normal levels.
The Education Department  announced a one-year delay in implementing major changes to the federal financial aid application, which Congress secured in the year-end spending package.
Sterling, 37, was shot and killed in July 2016 outside a convenience store where he was selling CDs.
Rescue Plan funds could be used to create business improvement districts, including along King Street in Alexandria’s Old Town, shown here in a 2017 file photo. (Daniel C. Britt/The Post)
From rental aid to flooding infrastructure, the region is considering a range of options for using the nearly half a billion dollars it is expected to receive from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package over the next two years.
Dawson Thomson, 2, and Sean Thomson, 34, were found Friday.
A 31-year-old IT worker heard a woman screaming in the parking lot.
The northern section of Beach Drive will stay car-free at least into the fall.
Two of the world's biggest soccer tournaments overlap this month. Here's where to find fans of your favorite team, or just a great soccer bar.
Dauphine’s nails so many of the details, with design to match.
Our favorite activities are coming back as restrictions officially lift across the region.
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In the wake of the recent fighting, we asked a Palestinian American entrepreneur who lives near Ramallah and an Israeli journalist who lives near Tel Aviv to correspond with each other.
The surgeon who treated the war wounds of the former senator was Armenian. Now, finally, the United States, has formally recognized the 1915 atrocity.
The unseeded Krejcikova, 25, whose name was on no one’s mind at the start of the French Open, was crowned its champion after a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 victory.
The Mets have experienced all kinds of absurdity this year, from the sinister to the laughable. They are in first place anyway — and only getting stronger.
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Right-hander Erick Fedde returned from the injured list and delivered five shutout innings to lift the Nationals to a 2-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader.
Volunteers with the Capital Area Food Bank deliver boxes of food to the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Washington in April. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
Too many food programs focus on providing adequate calories rather than adequate nutrition, experts say.
You were raised to believe you had the inescapable responsibility to be perfect at everything. It’s making you miserable.
Wealthy ex-wife is inviting a large group that likes to drink. Should he pay half?
Reader is annoyed that one night she made dinner and he didn’t eat it.
After the coronavirus shutdown, last summer’s protests for racial justice, the January insurrection and the near-death experience in which our democracy is still embroiled, this feels like a moment for testing, prodding and questioning.
The HBO show lets one of the most recognizable supporting players in Hollywood seize a true star turn.
Dancer Samara Rittinger warms up at Wolf Trap. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
The author of the Patrick Melrose series tries his hand at a novel of ideas.
Zakiya Dalila Harris’s debut novel lives up to the hype.