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Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the landmark case, and officials, business owners and residents across the city are fearful they could see a repeat of the civil unrest that erupted after George Floyd’s death last May.
Reginald Wood Jr. reads a letter during a February news conference in New York. (Getty Images)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
A letter feeds conspiracy theories by implying that the NYPD and J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI knew when the assassination would go down and that they actively plotted to help make it happen. Historians don’t believe it.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan defended President Biden's pledge to withdraw troops from Afghanistan on April 18.
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Harris is pushing proposals for the administration that she championed as a California senator, such as clean water and electrifying school buses.
Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) described the document as “a staff level draft proposal from an outside group” and said she had not read it. However, she did not deny plans to start an “America First Caucus.”
Then-President Donald Trump listens as RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a November 2018 campaign rally in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP)
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry traveled to Shanghai to push for more ambitious action in advance of upcoming summits.
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.
A wildfire destroyed the nearly 200-year-old Jagger Library on the University of Cape Town campus in South Africa on Sunday. (Nic Bothma/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
The fire, fueled by strong winds, has caused extensive damage to the University of Cape Town and many nearby buildings.
The violence comes after the arrest last week of a radical leader who called to expel the French ambassador.
The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats it identified as spies in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014
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.
Valerie Cincinelli asked her boyfriend to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband — and the boyfriend's teenage daughter, officials said.
The uneven reopening is driven by demand and staffing, school system officials say.
The arrests came after a volatile skirmish between police and protesters, just as a group of about 100 marchers was breaking up following a demonstration against police violence.
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.
Emily Kathleen Cahill said, "I thought, it's Texas, they have to be prepared for something like this." (Julia Robinson for The Post)
More than 200 Texans have joined what is expected to be a flood of liability suits. And state political leaders in Austin are feeling intense pressure to recast the electricity market to try to avoid another debacle.  
The previously undisclosed dispute between the nation’s product safety regulator and Peloton — a $34 billion company — has so far taken place outside public view.
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Stephen Strasburg, shown in his first start of the season this month, went on the 10-day injured list on Sunday. (John McDonnell/The Post)
With Stephen Strasburg back on the injured list, it’s not time for the Nationals to panic. But it may soon be time to worry.
Paolo Espino allowed two runs in place of Stephen Strasburg, but the Nationals fell to the Diamondbacks in the finale of a four-game series.
A ton of college basketball players are looking to change schools. So what?
“I told y’all I’m a real fighter,” Jake Paul insisted after his third knockout. “I don’t know how many times I’ve got to prove myself this is for real.”
After retiring from NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson seeks his next competitive challenge in IndyCar.