Democracy Dies in Darkness
With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
The gunman, who killed eight people before shooting himself, appeared to have fired his rifle at “random,” officials said. At least four of those killed were members of the Sikh community in Indianapolis.
Hunter Biden spent two years as a silent character in an explosive narrative at the center of the presidential campaign. Now he’s emerging to tell a story of addiction, with the ever-present danger of a relapse that could endanger his health — and his father’s work.
Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
Medical experts said members of Congress could be great evangelists for vaccination in their communities. Many Republican lawmakers are reluctant, however, to talk about getting the shots.
A long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest in Nepal. Snow samples around the summit showed traces of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. (Rizza Alee/AP)
An interdisciplinary research project intended to study the climate change threats facing mountain systems. At the roof of the world, it found high levels of toxic chemicals called PFAS.
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Activists allege that meatpacking facilities in Nebraska are still unsafe for workers, and are fighting to enshrine protections as Nebraska law.
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GOP leaders are working to tie Vice President Kamala Harris to the problems at the border, hoping to weaken her politically. She is trying to push back.
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The idea that immigrants are “replacing” and thus diluting other American voters has begun to take hold, reflecting Donald Trump's lasting impact among conservatives as well as just how ripe the party was for such a shift.
Syrian refugee Mahmoud Mansour, 47, helps his daughter Sahar, 8, with her homework in Amman, Jordan, in January. Mansour's family had completed the work to go to the U.S. when the Trump administration issued its travel ban. (Omar Akour/AP)
Most Americans think that aiding refugees should be a priority. 
Moscow’s move matches part of the U.S. action to impose targeted sanctions and order 10 Russian diplomats to leave the country as punishment for Russian election interference and suspected hacking.
For some, the U.S. invasion created opportunities. But the same forces and the policy that guided them also ripped communities apart, led to thousands of civilian casualties and left the Taliban a more formidable force than the group was before its overthrow.
People wait to get the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at the Ngor Clinic in Dakar, Senegal, this month. (AFP/Getty Images)
The Covax initiative aims to help developing countries, with the easy-to-store AstraZeneca vaccine as the centerpiece.
The Canton Anti-Racism Alliance began its efforts amid protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Camila Gutierrez, a junior at Florida International University, receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Thursday. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
As vaccine eligibility expands and schools come closer to reopening for the fall, at least a dozen campuses have shared plans to mandate vaccines. Some are also considering requirements for faculty and staff.
Jonathan Freitag resigned while under internal Fairfax police investigation in May 2020, then joined the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida three months later. He was fired earlier this month.
Family members and friends at a recent candlelight vigil for James Johnson and Dominique Williams, the two men shot and killed by an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection officer in the parking lot of a Takoma Park condo, in Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
“I seen his eyes and I seen that gun, and God told me to duck,” Michael Thomas recalls of the night police say an off-duty Pentagon police officer fatally shot his two friends.
Solutions to climate change may be beyond our reach until we first reorient our relationship with Earth. (Torkil Gudnason)
Climate news is relentlessly, objectively grim. Should we ever allow ourselves to feel optimism?
She didn’t want to say goodbye.
Look for chargrilled beef, goat stew and ace side dishes from Kenya native Kevin Onyona.
Washington’s ace threw seven scoreless innings before Kyle Schwarber made his introduction to Nationals fans with a 463-foot bomb to win the game in the ninth.
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The 35-year-old was recognized because he was the starting second baseman on Washington’s 2019 World Series team.
The Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals all made moves with the Stanley Cup in mind.
The midfielder is with the Cavaliers again this season after the Football Championship Subdivision scrapped the 2020 fall football season.