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Saudi crown prince approved fatal Khashoggi operation, U.S. report concludes
The report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was ordered by Congress. Its release could push strained U.S.-Saudi relations to new lows.
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Biden visits Texas to survey recovery efforts
Analysis: The evolution of CPAC’s speaker line-up is the story of the GOP
CPAC panels continue to spread baseless claim the 2020 election was stolen
Biden administration conducts strike on Iran-linked fighters in Syria
Russia says U.S. gave only few minutes’ warning before Syria strike
A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus
When covid-19 became a reality in Southern Illinois in November, flooding across the plains, it illuminated a deeper, underlying problem in small-town America.
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J&J scientists present data to FDA panel to back their one-shot vaccine
Mexico is vaccinating the poor first, against expert advice
Judge rejects D.C.’s latest request on behalf of tenants to pause evictions amid pandemic
House Democrats move forward on Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan despite setback on minimum wage
Democrats pressed ahead toward a vote Friday, despite united GOP opposition, on the massive relief package aimed at stabilizing the economy and boosting vaccinations and testing.
What’s in the House’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan
Senate Democrats explore tax penalties on corporations paying below $15 an hour
Some Democrats want to fire the Senate parliamentarian. It’s been done before.
Capitol riot defendants facing jail have regrets. Judges aren’t buying it.
One judge verbally smacked down an attorney who tried to use the QAnon conspiracy theory to explain his client shouting “kill them all.”
Spencer S. Hsu
In faraway state houses, a battle brews over making D.C. the 51st state
What does justice for Jamal Khashoggi look like? Unleashing free expression in Saudi Arabia.
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Mohammed bin Salman is guilty of murder. Biden should not give him a pass.
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Reagan would tell today’s CPAC to build a GOP coalition, not a church
America is becoming more imperial than many empires were
Afghans are living in terror. That must change for peace.
Opinion by Shaharzad Akbar
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Your Life At Home
Could GoFundMe campaigns save our cultural collections? Las Vegas’s Pinball Hall of Fame is banking on it.
The aurora borealis skipped this Alaska photography class. But some swinging light cords saved the night.
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Old school Airstreams enjoy pandemic-era popularity
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As fractures emerge among Proud Boys, experts warn of a shift toward extremist violence
Reports of Enrique Tarrio’s past life sparked suspicion in the ranks, with some members taking to social media to denounce the chairman.
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Biden pushes full-time school, but districts are cautious, citing CDC guidelines
Marsha Jackson, 62, stands in her Dallas backyard, with the Shingle Mountain behind her, in October. (Allison V. Smith for The Post )
Something to sing about: Shingle Mountain, a giant pile of pollution, finally gone
A concert with Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians will take place where the toxic mound of discarded roofing shingles had stood since 2017.
Biden administration preparing another tent facility to cope with border influx
U.K. Supreme Court rules woman who joined Islamic State as teen cannot return to Britain
How residents awoke to the Tiger Woods crash: ‘Oh no, another one.’
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions
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Digital health ‘passports’ are meant to keep covid test results and other documents in one place. It might not be so simple.
Tragedy was part of Billie Holiday’s life. It doesn’t have to define it.
Amazon’s new rotating, follow-you camera is useful — and invasive
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Who will get a third stimulus check and why?
Economic stimulus or economic relief: Here’s what we know about who might qualify for the next round of coronavirus checks and how much they’ll get.
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Capitol Police chief says extremists have discussed attack on Congress during Biden’s first joint address
Remarks from GOP senator to transgender nominee draw fire
Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday compared genital mutilation to transition-related surgery for transgender youths at a confirmation hearing for a doctor seeking to become the highest-ranking openly transgender official in federal government history.
Perspective: Rand Paul’s ignorant questioning of Rachel Levine showed why we need her in government
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared on Fox News on Thursday. (Fox News)
Trump called McConnell a ‘hack.’ But McConnell says he would ‘absolutely’ back him if he wins 2024 nomination.
Biden defends vaccine rollout as he marks 50 million vaccinations
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Kevin McCarthy and Chip Roy defended Liz Cheney and criticized Trump. Now both have reversed course.
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Biden’s pick for HHS sued the Trump administration, not a group of nuns
Mila Babayan, center, and her niece with workers from the Halo Trust ordnance removal team in Kaghartsi, Nagorno-Karabakh. (Jack Losh)
One woman’s bomb-filled garden in Nagorno-Karabakh points to the lingering perils of war
By Jack Losh
Mexico is vaccinating its poorest citizens first — against the advice of health experts
Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish
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United Nations: Countries’ pledges to cut emissions are far too meager to halt climate change
Somalia’s politicians strike a last-minute deal, but fears of conflict remain high
The end of Cold War thinking
Prince Harry slams ‘toxic’ tabloids for harming his mental health; queen calls for more vaccinations
Haijun Si, left, stands with Brian Dazey, a Ladera Ranch community resident who volunteered to stand guard outside Si’s home after a spate of attacks against his family. (Merrill Christenson)
An Asian American family was being harassed. Neighbors now guard their home each night.
By Sydney Page
Fears of anti-Asian violence rattle the community
Texas vaccination site turned away undocumented immigrants over their status, against state policy
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has apologized after at least 14 people were wrongly denied vaccines over their immigration status.
New York City schools chancellor to step down amid clashes with mayor
Richard Carranza will resign next month and be succeeded by the first Black woman to run the country's largest school district.
Capital Weather Gang
NOAA mulls moving start of Atlantic hurricane season up to May 15
Texas is in desperate need of plumbers. Two brothers-in-law drove more than 20 hours straight to help.
Black History Month 2021
This Black History Month, as history struggles to keep up with current events, we can remember how we got here as we keep our eyes on the future.
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D.C., Md. & Va.
People wait in a recovery area after receiving the coronavirus vaccine at a tented clinic in Washington. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
Glitches, errors, a nonworking number: D.C. residents still struggle to get vaccine appointments
Within 40 minutes Friday, all 4,350 appointments available to D.C. residents who are at least 65, have health problems or qualifying jobs were filled.
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March outlook: Expect a mild and rainy month after our cold February
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Security guard at Chick-fil-A shoots armed robbery suspect in Northeast Washington, police say
In a separate shooting, a D.C. police officer shot a man whom authorities said brandished a knife.
Pamela Smith named chief of U.S. Park Police
Marijuana bills in flux as Virginia’s legislative session nears end
House and Senate negotiators continue to work out differences in legalization bills.
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Virginia House and Senate negotiators agree on budget featuring raises for teachers, state employees
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D.C.-area forecast: Clouds increase today, with rain odds up starting tonight
Temperatures are mild through the weekend, despite increasing dampness.
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Going Out Guide
This new Azerbaijani bakery offers stories as good as its pastries
Sharbat in Adams Morgan welcomes visitors with expertly made sweet and savory baked goods from Azerbaijan.
Virtual ‘sculpture,’ based on math, that’s everywhere and nowhere at once
The National Museum of Mathematics presents an augmented-reality art show you look at on your phone.
By Mark Jenkins
W. Royal Stokes has lived a jazz life as unpredictable as the music
A new anthology compiles decades of music writing from the 90-year-old jazz critic.
This D.C. house is for the kids and hoop dreamers
Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region
Mortgage rates surge higher for second week in a row
Business & Technology
FCC authorizes $50 internet-service subsidies for millions of low-income Americans
Millions of workers, students and families facing poverty and other hardship during the coronavirus pandemic soon will be able to obtain up to $50 each month in credits.
With vaccinations underway, the economy needs consumers to spend again. But don’t, if you have debt.
Those healthy saving habits you’ve picked up during the pandemic? Don’t let “revenge spending” set you back.
Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol on Thursday. (AP)
How the spending power of the minimum wage has changed since you were young
Verily’s coronavirus testing partnership with California is over
Google sister Verily was touted early in the pandemic as a promising coronavirus testing option.
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Health & Science
People with medical conditions sound alarm about vaccine priority
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Iceberg larger than New York City breaks off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica
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Pharmacies were expecting vaccine shipments. Manufacturing and winter weather delayed them.
Paige Winfield Cunningham
Atlantic Ocean circulation weaker than it has been in 1,000 years, scientists say
John Geddert’s suicide raises ‘complex emotions,’ USA Gymnastics president says
Li Li Leung had hoped that criminal prosecution “would lead to some degree of resolution and justice.”
Ex-Olympic gymnastics coach dies by suicide hours after being charged with human trafficking, sex crimes
The Wizards’ implausible trip from covid purgatory to playoff contention
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll with quarterback Russell Wilson. (AP)
A Russell Wilson trade is unlikely, but Seattle’s star QB is unhappy. Here are the team’s options.
Here are the Seahawks’ options for fixing things with Russell Wilson (and avoiding a trade).
By John Clayton
Kelly Loeffler sells stake in WNBA team after clashing with players over Black Lives Matter
After changing the way we analyze basketball, Ken Pomeroy turns to curling
Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair have been through just about everything at Georgetown
The seniors are the last two men standing from Coach Patrick Ewing’s original recruiting class.
Virginia has fizzled against top opponents, sowing doubts about a deep NCAA tournament run
Nats want Kyle Schwarber to get ‘squatty’ at the plate and return to his slugging ways
How to cope with parent guilt, during the pandemic and beyond
Experts suggest a combination of mindfulness, meaningful self-care and shifting our perspective.
By Emily Edlynn
The joy of vax: The people giving the shots are seeing hope, and it’s contagious
9 expert-approved paint colors for a powder room makeover
By Virginia Brown
Carolyn Hax: Yes, children are our future. But must they also be our ever-present?
They miss talking to their daughter about subjects that aren’t related to the grandkids.
Ask Amy: Honeymoon ended before it began
Boyfriend is emotionally unavailable and headed for jail.
Miss Manners: Unlocking the true meaning of ex-girlfriend’s outburst
Reader offered to lock the door on the way out, and ex-girlfriend thought it rude.
Elevating stories about women
The first girls have become Eagle Scouts. It’s taken more than 100 years.
A woman gave birth alone in a Kentucky jail. It’s a harrowing example of a bigger problem, experts say.
This women-made tool could help get more disabled people vaccinated
Ask Dr. Andrea: How can I tell if my partner is struggling with an eating disorder?
Arts & Entertainment
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Julien Baker questioned her faith. Music helped her embrace the uncertainty.
On “Little Oblivions,” Baker’s introspective new album, the singer-songwriter said she allowed herself to “really just kick around in the wreck.”
‘Pokémon Legends Arceus’ is the game mainline Pokémon fans have been begging for
Mary Timony’s ‘Mountains’ confused lots of listeners 20 years ago. It always made perfect sense to her.
By Mariana Timony
For Patrick Page of ‘All the Devils Are Here,’ it’s Shakespeare’s bad guys who steal the show
Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward for her stolen dogs after walker was shot in an ambush in Los Angeles
‘Queen’s Gambit’ actor Moses Ingram’s unrelenting journey from West Baltimore to Hollywood
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Anthony Hopkins, star of ‘The Father,’ is welcoming old age by embracing his inner child
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An unexpected merlot from Tuscany surprises with complex flavors — and a $15 price tag
Blood appears in dishes around the world, but less so in the U.S. This cookbook aims to change that.
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Crown a bowl of beans with jewel-toned salad for a fresh, flavorful meal
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Canceled pandemic flights led to travel vouchers. Here’s how to use them.
Danger lurks in national parks, but not necessarily where you expect it
By Miles Howard
Five sensational vacation destinations from the virtual worlds of video games
My friends want to plan a trip. How can I tell them I’m not ready to travel?
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