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Why Texas’s laws are moving right while its population shifts left

Population shifts in Texas have moved the traditionally-red state toward the center. But the GOP-controlled legislature has enacted some of the nation’s strictest laws around abortion and voting rules.
  • Sep 20, 2021

How the racial makeup of where you live has changed since 1990

A Washington Post analysis of newly released tract-level census data reveals the shifting racial composition of neighborhoods nationwide.
  • Aug 13, 2021

We captured Olympic skateboarder Heimana Reynolds’s signature moves with 36 GoPros

Skateboarder Heimana Reynolds dreamed of the Olympics years before the sport was added to the Summer Games
  • Jul 22, 2021

Tracking coronavirus deaths, cases and vaccinations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The novel coronavirus made its first appearance in the region on March 5. How it has spread since then.
  • Jul 20, 2021

Take an interactive ride on the waves with Olympic surfer Caroline Marks ahead of the Games

Surfer Caroline Marks could become the face of women’s surfing if she can hit a sick wave at the Olympics
  • Jul 20, 2021

Scale a 50-foot speed climbing wall with Olympic climber Brooke Raboutou in augmented reality

Lifelong climber Brooke Raboutou carries her family’s competitive legacy as her sport debuts at the 2021 Summer Games
  • Jul 20, 2021

For unvaccinated, coronavirus is soaring again

An analysis of adjusted rates for cases, covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations shows the country’s summer upswing is slamming the unprotected while others enjoy freedom.
  • Jul 19, 2021

The unseen covid-19 risk for unvaccinated people

With the adjustment for vaccination, the national death rate is roughly the same as it was two months ago, while the adjusted rates in several states show the pandemic is spreading as fast among the unvaccinated as it did during the winter surge.
  • May 28, 2021

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

The coronavirus has killed millions of people globally since it first emerged in late 2019. Case rates remain high as the world grapples with unequal vaccine rollouts and new variants.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Calculate how much you would get from the $1,400 (or more) coronavirus checks

The third round of stimulus checks will be the largest so far.
  • Mar 11, 2021