Democracy Dies in Darkness
Patricia Mendoza at her apartment in Imperial Beach, Calif., in April. (Peggy Peattie for The Post)
The pandemic was creating a new set of winners and losers, and multifamily housing offered what some analysts consider a smart buy for property flippers. It didn’t take Patricia Mendoza long to see that her struggles were someone else’s opportunity. And she was the only thing between it and her two children.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Americans could have a road map out of the pandemic — so long as they get vaccinated and keep up mitigation strategies until a “critical mass of people” get the shots.
French fishermen angry over loss of access to waters off their coast protest off the English Channel island of Jersey. (Oliver Pinel/AP)
France’s minister for the sea threatened to cut off power to Jersey, an island state that gets most of its electricity from mainland France.
The administration laid out broad principles — but few details — for achieving that vision.
The conservative media entrepreneur became Donald Trump’s most quotable friend. His cable channel became one of the biggest promoters of Trump’s election-fraud fantasies.
China now accounts for 27 percent of global emissions, while the United States accounts for 11 percent.
The Justice Department is investigating police departments in Minneapolis and Louisville for misconduct. If they are in violation, what can the feds really do?
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The Fix’s Aaron Blake breaks down the growing momentum among House Republicans to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership and what it means for the party.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) before President Biden's April 28 address to Congress. (Melina Mara/The Post)
The legislation is meant to curtail state-level pushes to restrict voter access.
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He says his big spending plans will not increase the federal budget deficit, but the math is complicated.
A grill enthusiast roamed the city while infected, sparking concerns of wider outbreak.
A photo of the cleric getting vaccinated prompted hundreds to get doses of their own amid Iraq’s faltering immunization efforts.
French reenactors dressed as Imperial Army soldiers leave a ceremony honoring Napoleon Bonaparte on the bicentenary of his death at the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris on Wednesday. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The verdict, almost certain to be appealed, concludes a trial that examined how a night that started with two Americans trying to buy drugs ended with an officer fatally stabbed on a Roman street.
U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its legal authority when it imposed the nationwide moratorium on evictions.
U.S. Border Patrol agents and local police surround migrants in Del Rio, Tex., in March. (Reuters)
In a rural town near a checkpoint, local residents are angry about downed ranch fences and stolen vehicles.
The pandemic taught school officials that distance learning could work. But for some parents, snow days are sacred.
Emily Grover and her mother, Laura Carroll, face felony charges over allegations that they cast hundreds of illegal ballots so Grover would become her Florida high school’s homecoming queen.
There has been a wave of police reform measures across the country since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 
A U.S. appeals court is reviewing a decision upholding the law that bars women, but not men, from going topless at the popular Maryland destination.
People dance to The Experience Band and Show at their performance March 26 on U Street NW in Washington. (Robert Miller/The Post)
Frustrated couples in Washington are canceling weddings or moving them to Virginia and Maryland.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact life in the region.
We’ve received well over 10,000 questions, and we’ve endeavored to answer as many as possible.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
A photographer revisits some of his favorite clubs, which went dark during the pandemic and are waiting to reopen.
Restrictions around the area are being loosened. Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art are reopening soon.
The Labor Department reported 498,000 initial unemployment filings, marking the fourth week of declines as loosening business restrictions and growing vaccination numbers pull more people back into the labor market.
Instead of offloading the Trump ban onto the Oversight Board, the responsibility landed right back in chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s hands.
Peloton’s stock price fell after its fight with federal regulators was revealed last month. The stock was down another 14 percent on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
In a stunning reversal after fighting regulators, Peloton agreed to voluntarily stop selling its Tread Plus.
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Court ladies preparing newly woven silk, from the early 12th century. (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
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Besides being at the helm of what was then the wealthiest and most populous nation on Earth, the Song Dynasty emperor was also a painter.
Some of these books whisk you away — to Julia Turshen’s kitchen, to wartime Britain — while others offer great advice on how to feel great right where you are.
David Oyelowo’s directorial debut centers on a boy’s search for the title character.