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President Biden departs the White House aboard Marine One on Tuesday. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
Stricter coronavirus testing being weighed for all travelers to U.S.
The Biden administration is expected to require everyone entering the country, including returning Americans, to be tested one day before boarding flights, regardless of their vaccination status or country of departure.
By Lena H. Sun and Tyler Pager
How the omicron variant unsettled the world in just one week: A visual timeline
As Biden pushes to end pandemic, omicron’s rise points to a longer struggle
By Tyler Pager and Annie Linskey
Netherlands says omicron variant was within its borders a week before South African flights prompted panic
With much still to learn about omicron, here’s what is known so far
FDA advisers narrowly recommend authorization of first antiviral pill to treat covid-19
By Carolyn Y. Johnson and Katie Shepherd
LIVE: MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTING
Student kills 3, injures 8, police say; suspect is in custody
By Reis Thebault, Holly Bailey, María Luisa Paúl and Hannah Knowles
Gun was purchased by suspect’s father four days before shooting, sheriff says
Victims were 17, 16 and 14, officials say; motive remains unclear
Alleged shooter on suicide watch as authorities say they cannot name him
The Jackson Women’s Health Organization In Jackson, Miss., last week. (Emily Kask for The Post)
How Mississippi ended up with one abortion clinic and why it matters
By Caroline Kitchener and Casey Parks
What the Supreme Court justices have said about abortion and Roe v. Wade
Podcast: A new vision to overturn Roe v. Wade
Future of abortion rights at stake as Supreme Court considers Mississippi case
By Robert Barnes
CNN suspends Chris Cuomo ‘indefinitely’ after documents detail help he gave his brother
By Sarah Ellison and Jeremy Barr
Taliban wages campaign of targeted killings against former members of Afghan security forces
By Susannah George
Critic’s Notebook
The Beatles are overrated. That’s our fault, not theirs.
By Chris Richards
OPINIONS
Are we overreacting to omicron? I sure hope so.
Opinion by Kathleen Parker
The false feminism of Elizabeth Holmes and Ghislaine Maxwell
Opinion by Molly Roberts
Woman savoring last few hours before getting turned back into vessel
Opinion by Alexandra Petri
Twitter’s challenge after Dorsey: Misery may love company, but it’s tough to monetize
Opinion by Megan McArdle
The court cannot fool itself: Eviscerating 'Roe’ would upend lives
Opinion by the Editorial Board
Ahead of 2022, the GOP advantage grows
Opinion by James Hohmann
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GUIDE TO THE PANDEMIC
U.S. covid cases
Mar. 2020
Nov. 30
7-day avg.
7-day avg.
79,249
Weekly change
16.6%
Total
48.3 million
Deaths
Mar. 2020
Nov. 30
7-day avg.
7-day avg.
889
Weekly change
26.7%
Total
779,713
Vaccinations
Total population
Fully vaccinated 59.4%7-day avg. (doses) 1.15m
Data as of November 30 at 8:45 p.m.
Parents of kids under 5 still anxiously await a vaccine
Even with the recent authorization of the coronavirus vaccine for younger children, many parents are still in limbo, anxiously waiting for the shots for children younger than 5.
By Lindsey Bever
Omicron alarms scientists, but new variant first must prove it can outcompete delta
By Joel Achenbach
With much still to learn about omicron, here’s what is known so far
By Meryl Kornfield, Adela Suliman, Christine Armario, María Luisa Paúl and Lindsey Bever
What to know about each of the coronavirus variants
NAVIGATING YOUR LIFE
What to do if coronavirus variants leave you stranded overseas
Perspective
Testing out The Jet, a fancy bus that promises a private plane experience
Before the pandemic, we’d dismiss a scratchy throat. Now, the sniffles can derail plans.
Why your flight time could change months before a trip
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Epstein accuser says Maxwell and Epstein groomed her, Maxwell was often in room during abuse
The woman recalled meeting Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein at an arts camp in 1994.
By Shayna Jacobs
National Guard troops refusing vaccine will lose pay, Pentagon says, in warning to GOP-led states
By Alex Horton
An image of Josephine Baker is projected during a ceremony for her at the French Pantheon in Paris on Tuesday. (Thibault Camus/AFP/Getty Images)
Visual Story
Josephine Baker is the first Black woman inducted into France’s Panthéon
By Rick Noack
Andre Dickens elected Atlanta mayor in runoff election
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EXCLUSIVE
Parents trusted a coach with their girls and Ivy League ambitions. Now he’s accused of sex abuse.
By Lizzie Johnson
Ex-White House chief of staff Meadows cooperating with Jan. 6 committee
By Mariana Alfaro
These living robots made of frog cells can now reproduce, study says
By Marisa Iati
‘Dr. Oz’ announces Senate run in Pennsylvania, joining GOP field
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CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
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Parts of Arctic could get more rain than snow decades earlier than previously predicted
Some areas could become dominated by rain during certain seasons by 2060 or 2070, according to new findings published in the journal Nature. The changes will probably trigger consequences for local people and wildlife as well as communities around the world.
By Brady Dennis and Kasha Patel
A changing climate is flooding roads. States are moving slowly to guard the nation’s infrastructure.
By Ian Duncan
EPA’s Regan vows to help areas hit hard by pollution, but residents have doubts
By Darryl Fears
U.S. will miss electric-vehicle targets without big boost in semiconductor manufacturing, commerce secretary warns
By Jeanne Whalen
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HOLIDAYS
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Voraciously
6 tips for baking a better batch of cookies, every time
After making many batches of cookies this year, we're sharing our top tips for guaranteeing your best bake.
By Becky Krystal
Where to cut your own Christmas tree in the D.C. area
By Nevin Martell
Holiday shopping, outside the (big) box: How to find the unusual gift
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POLITICS
House GOP leaders face calls to confront Islamophobia among their ranks
They have been silent on whether they agree with recent Islamophobic remarks made by fellow Republicans in Congress. That has led to concern that their silence is enabling extremist rhetoric.
By Felicia Sonmez and Marianna Sotomayor
Perspective: The exhausting meanness of Lauren Boebert
The FixAnalysis
What Meadows’s sudden cooperation with Jan. 6 committee could mean
By Aaron Blake
Former president Barack Obama and infectious-diseases expert Anthony S. Fauci talk with students Tuesday at Kimball Elementary School in Southeast Washington. (Reuters)
Obama makes surprise visit to D.C. vaccination site amid polarized virus debate
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
GOP resistance to preschool plan could imperil key Biden proposal in many states
By Yeganeh Torbati and Jeff Stein
Prosecutors demanded records of Sidney Powell’s fundraising groups as part of criminal probe
By Isaac Stanley-Becker, Emma Brown and Rosalind S. Helderman
White House aides search for contingency funds as they monitor new variant
By Jeff Stein, Tyler Pager, Taylor Telford and Dan Diamond
He’s charged with assaulting police at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Now he’s running for office in Texas.
By Timothy Bella
Analysis
It’s probable that fewer seniors have been vaccinated than the government claims
By Philip Bump
Analysis
Will America ever see a wildly popular president again?
By Philip Bump
WORLD
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg greet each other at a summit in Riga, Latvia on Tuesday. (IReuters)
Tensions with Russia loom over NATO talks
The Biden administration is trying to forge a unified response to Russia’s military buildup near the Russian border with Ukraine.
By Missy Ryan
Honduras elects democratic socialist as its first female president
By Kevin Sieff
Japan’s prince decries ‘terrible’ comments about daughter’s decision to marry commoner
By Annabelle Timsit
Small children are climbing 60-foot trees to harvest your açaí
Story by Terrence McCoy | Photos by Ana Mendes
German court gives life in prison to ex-ISIS fighter for death of 5-year-old in first ‘genocide’ trial
By Loveday Morris
Storms bringing more flood fears to western Washington and British Columbia
By Matthew Cappucci
U.S. removes terrorist designation for Colombia’s FARC
By Samantha Schmidt
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NATIONAL
Trump-appointed judges block Biden administration vaccine mandate for health-care workers
Another federal judge halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for certain medical workers on Tuesday, effectively halting the requirement across the country after it was blocked in 10 states a day before.
By Eli Rosenberg and Adela Suliman
Marcus Lamb, head of Daystar, a Christian network that discouraged vaccines, dies after getting covid-19
By Michelle Boorstein
Wife of Mexican drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to 3 years in prison
By Paul Duggan
Henry Madden Library at California State University at Fresno. (Cary Edmondson/California State University at Fresno)
Fresno State’s library named for a man who expressed ‘clear antisemitic hate’ and Nazi sympathies, university says
By Nick Anderson
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Legal scholar and aide to Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox dies at 89
By Emily Langer
‘Welcome to our world’: Muslims see disparities and dangers in Jan. 6 probe
By Hannah Allam
The sixth straight busier-than-normal Atlantic hurricane season is over
By Matthew Cappucci
Students loved this teaching assistant. They didn’t know he was living in his car.
By Kyle Swenson
BUSINESS
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Perspective
New rule will allow debt collectors to track you down on social media
Federal regulators have given debt collectors the okay to pursue debtors via email, text messages and social media sites. So watch out who you connect with on Instagram or befriend on Facebook.
By Michelle Singletary
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Low-key mediator in high-profile labor disputes dies at 90
By Harrison Smith1 hour ago
Fewer Americans shopped during Thanksgiving weekend than last year
By Abha Bhattarai
TECHNOLOGY
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The Facebook executive in charge of the company’s cryptocurrency push just quit
David Marcus’s high-profile departure comes months after the company began hitting walls in Washington when it relaunched its cryptocurrency initiative.
By Gerrit De Vynck
Who is Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal? 5 things to know.
By Annabelle Timsit
Analysis: In Washington, Jack Dorsey will be remembered for polarizing calls and historic scrutiny
Twitter will remove some ‘private’ media in bid to combat online abuse
By Aaron Gregg
Help Desk
You’re not paranoid to cover your webcam. But the cameras you can’t cover are scarier.
By Tatum Hunter
D.C., MD. & VA.
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Omicron prompts ‘watchful waiting’ among local officials
Labs across the region are sequencing samples in search of the new variant, and area health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated and receive boosters as they await guidance from the CDC.
By Jenna Portnoy
Virginia Beach police officer won’t face charges in killing of Black man
By Justin Jouvenal
An assistant principal in D.C. also worked as a principal in Rhode Island — at the same time
By Hannah Natanson
Visitors chat with an artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va., on Nov. 20. (Allison Shelley for The Post)
As Alexandria looks to revamp the Torpedo Factory, artists fear they will be kicked out
By Teo Armus
Perspective
Millions are suffering from diet-related diseases. What number will make us pay attention?
By Courtland Milloy
Virginia Commonwealth University closes dorm due to ‘elevated mold levels’
By Lauren Lumpkin
Ex-D.C. priest in prison for sexual abuse found guilty in separate case
By Jasmine Hilton
D.C. high school student arrested on charges of gun possession on campus
By Jasmine Hilton
Capital Weather Gang
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Known coronavirus deaths and cases per 100,000
GOING OUT GUIDE
Review
If you think fine dining is dead, these restaurants offer delicious proof otherwise
By Tom Sietsema
Review
Pogiboy looks like fast food, but it’s anything but
By Tim Carman
How HR Records co-owner Charvis Campbell would spend a perfect day in D.C.
By Stephanie Williams
REAL ESTATE
A touch of modern on D.C.’s Connecticut Avenue
Perspective
How to treat and prevent wood rot
New affordable housing for seniors coming to Fairfax County, Va.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Bidets are big, but do you really need one? Health experts weigh in.
By Angela Haupt
The Lily
Native women face high maternal mortality rates. Can Biden’s spending bill help?
By Abigail Higgins
SCIENCE
Which birds are the biggest jerks at the feeder? A data analysis reveals the answer.
By Andrew Van Dam and Alyssa Fowers
Perspective
Snow has character: Understanding it will help you better navigate winter
By Jim Duncan
SPORTS
Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers. (Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Analysis
Christian McCaffrey and the plight of the modern NFL running back
One of the NFL's most thrilling players will miss the rest of the season because of an ankle injury, the latest reminder of why NFL teams are valuing even the best at the position less and less.
By Adam Kilgore
Lakers star LeBron James sidelined indefinitely under NBA’s covid-19 protocols
By Ben Golliver
A lopsided third period leaves Capitals with an ugly 5-4 loss to the Panthers
By Samantha Pell36 minutes ago
Perspective
For Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play the Masters, import is not measured in wins
By John Feinstein
Michigan climbs to No. 2 in penultimate CFP rankings; Oklahoma State is No. 5
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By Nicki Jhabvala
Nationals let relievers Wander Suero and Ryne Harper go, add second baseman César Hernández
By Jesse Dougherty1 hour ago
Robert Griffin III touts stories of mismanagement, Washington workplace misconduct in upcoming book
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LIFESTYLE
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Awe might be our most undervalued emotion. Here’s how to help children find it.
By Deborah Farmer Kris
Perspective
What happens to society — and our democracy — when community and regional journalism dries up
By Margaret Sullivan
Jill Biden’s White House Christmas brings back a warmer, simpler vibe
By Jura Koncius and Jada Yuan
ADVICE
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Carolyn Hax: Struggling with business as usual after ‘the scariest moment of my life’
After witnessing their mother's stroke, everything seems meaningless except health, happiness and spending time with family.
Ask Amy: My best friend is having an affair. What do I do?
Miss Manners: Am I offending my daughter’s in-laws with my elaborate Thanksgiving meal?
THE LILY
Elevating stories about women
Native women face high maternal mortality rates. Can Biden’s spending bill help?
Ari Lennox was arrested because she ‘wouldn’t calm down.’ For some Black women, that hit a nerve.
Perspective
What a start-up founder and student does in a workday
She’s a registered farmer — and she’s only 6 years old
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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Lorne Michaels, part of next class to receive Kennedy Center Honors, still lives for Saturday night
By Dan Zak
Movie Review
‘Wolf’  is as mixed up as its hero, who thinks he is a wild animal
By Michael O'Sullivan
Movie Review
With the movie ‘Encounter,’ you’ll come for the alien thriller, but stay for Riz Ahmed’s performance
By Michael O'Sullivan
Barbados declares Rihanna a national hero after ditching Queen Elizabeth II as head of state
By Jennifer Hassan
Book Review
Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone’: Worth the wait?
By Elizabeth Hand
FOOD
Sesame-crusted chicken cutlets with artichokes and arugula bring big flavor in 25 minutes
By Ann Maloney
Bake colorful kaleidoscope cookies with this adaptable marbled shortbread recipe
By Elana Berusch
Review
If you think fine dining is dead, these restaurants offer delicious proof otherwise
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Testing out The Jet, a fancy bus that promises a private plane experience
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International travelers stranded, angry in omicron’s wake: ‘The first thing I did was cry’
By Paulina Firozi and Brittany Shammas
What to know about travel after the discovery of the omicron variant
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