The U.S. response to a potential spread of the novel coronavirus is partly improvised because it’s a new infectious disease. (Video: The Post; photo: Reuters)

Trump says he can bring in virus experts quickly. The experts say it’s not so simple.

People in and outside the White House have warned for years that the nation is ill-prepared for a dangerous pandemic.

On a South Carolina island, generations of black voters confront their Democratic presidential options

Families on Wadmalaw Island have one thing in common: None expressed excitement about their choices. They all vowed to vote, but expressed frustration with the large, chaotic field of candidates.
South Carolina Democratic Primary
Voters in South Carolina will go to the polls on Saturday. Fifty-four delegates are up for grabs.

Everyone talks about millennial voters. Now let’s hear from them.

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The ruling was a win for environmentalists, who challenged the policy as part of an effort to block drilling in habitat for the imperiled greater sage-grouse.
Turkey has deployed thousands of troops in Syria to prevent the defeat of anti-regime militias in Idlib, and Russian officials in recent days have repeatedly accused Turkey of breaching a 2018 cease-fire deal.
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The “reduction in violence” appears to be holding, even in Helmand, one of the country’s most volatile provinces.
Laura Dove, the secretary for the GOP majority, is well-versed in parliamentary rules and often explained to senators why their ideas wouldn’t work.
Here's what church leaders and scholars say about sacrifice during the season of penitence leading up to Easter.
The Post caught up with the couple to hear more about Netflix's reality dating experiment: “We were able to just delve incredibly deep.” Beware spoilers.
By The Way

River cruising in the U.S. is popular with boomers. But many people still don’t know it’s a thing.

Operators cater to travelers who want to rediscover America by water (and avoid long flights to Europe).

Bizarre snow strip over Kansas, just 15 miles across, highlights the challenges of forecasting

Such unusual, narrow swaths of snow are a nightmare to predict.
Critic's Notebook

A profound experience watching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ with 18,000 teenagers

Their reactions pointed to one uncontestable truth: The kids were listening.
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