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‘Part of the club’: Biden relishes the revival of alliances that Trump shunned
(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
The U.S. president’s enthusiasm for his return to the world stage was palpable as he declared, sometimes multiple times a day, that America is back.
By Ashley Parker
Putin swaggers toward summit with Biden as an old hand in duels with West
By Isabelle Khurshudyan
Amid disputes on Russia, Biden chooses a mix of confrontation and cooperation
New emails detail Trump’s efforts to have Justice Department take up his false election-fraud claims
By Karoun Demirjian and Matt Zapotosky
Amtrak saw success in the Northeast. With an ally in the White House, it wants trains in the rest of America.
By Luz Lazo, Ashlyn Still and Laris Karklis
Washington must be part of plan to expand nation’s passenger rail network, says Amtrak president
Democrats raise fresh alarms on emerging Senate infrastructure compromise
By Tony Romm and Seung Min Kim43 minutes ago
Biden nominated as many minority women to be judges in four months as Trump had confirmed in four years
Sixty-five percent of federal judges confirmed under Donald Trump were non-Hispanic White men. President Biden has launched an early effort to reverse that trend, nominating 11 women who would add diversity to the federal bench.
By Adrian Blanco
Senate confirms D.C. Circuit nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Garland
Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth, day commemorating the end of slavery, a federal holiday
By Mike DeBonis and Felicia Sonmez1 hour ago
Biden taps Big Tech critic Lina Khan to chair the Federal Trade Commission
By Cat Zakrzewski and Tyler Pager57 minutes ago
A New Zealand chapter of Greta Thunberg-linked climate movement disbands itself for being ‘racist’
By Michael E. Miller
Saudi embassy has helped its citizens facing criminal charges flee the United States
By Shane Harris
OPINIONS
The Justice Department must be depoliticized
Opinion by Adam B. Schiff
The ‘reconciliation’ train is about to leave the station
Opinion by Greg Sargent
The nation cannot forget Donald Trump’s betrayal of his oath
Opinion by the Editorial Board
I’ve urged Supreme Court justices to stick around — but never to retire. Until now.
Opinion by Ruth Marcus
Why we need to vaccinate young children, too
Opinion by Leana S. Wen
America won’t be ‘back’ as long as inequality is still a problem
Opinion by David Ignatius
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NIH study suggests virus may have been in U.S. as early as Dec. 2019
A study released Tuesday and other analyses could nudge the timeline of the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the United States to earlier dates. (Jeenah Moon for The Post)
Blood samples from volunteers show coronavirus antibodies; researchers can’t rule out false positives.
By Joel Achenbach
Five officers fired over a Black man’s hanging death in custody, which some mocked in a meme
By Lateshia Beachum
Portland begins removal of illegal campsites as homelessness rises
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Hungary passes law banning LGBTQ content for minors
By Claire Parker and Loveday Morris
Biden names ambassador picks, including diplomats for Israel and NATO, taps C.B. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger for aviation post
By Tyler Pager
CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS
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California reopens its economy, lifting most of its restrictions
Hawaii is beginning a multistep road to a full reopening
Asked to adjust his mask, a customer killed a cashier and started a shootout, police say
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State abortion policies have become more extreme — without Roe v. Wade, the divide could widen
By Daniela Santamariña
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Vanilla flavoring made from plastic bottles? Scientists show how bacteria can transform waste.
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POLITICS
White House’s domestic terrorism strategy details unprecedented focus on homegrown threats
Trump supporters try to get past a barrier at the Capitol on Jan. 6. (Julio Cortez/AP)
New measures targeting the extreme right represent “a sea change in counterterrorism” after two decades battling Islamist militants.
By Hannah Allam and Ellen Nakashima
Former congressman Dana Rohrabacher says he protested outside the Capitol on Jan. 6
By Felicia Sonmez
Dennis Kucinich, once one of the youngest mayors in the country, is running to lead Cleveland again at 74
By Colby Itkowitz
21 House Republicans vote against awarding Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded on Jan. 6
By Felicia Sonmez44 minutes ago
Analysis
We’re learning more about how Trump leveraged his power to bolster his election fantasies
By Philip Bump
Senate committee to hold D.C. statehood hearing on June 22; former senator Joseph Lieberman to testify
By Meagan Flynn
Fact CheckerAnalysis
The misleading claim that Biden would raise taxes $28,000 per household
By Glenn Kessler
WORLD
The Daily 202Analysis
Biden takes steps to rein in ‘forever wars’ in Afghanistan and Iraq
(Patrick Semansky/AP)
President Biden told Congress this week he supports repealing 19-year-old legislation giving the green light to invade Iraq.
By Olivier Knox
Norway says it will operate Kabul medical facility after troop withdrawal if security of personnel is assured
By Karen DeYoung
U.K. anti-lockdown protesters hound BBC editor amid backlash over extended covid restrictions
By Jennifer Hassan
‘You can’t get rid of the smell because they die in the walls’
By Rachel Pannett
Nicaragua’s government arrested a dozen opposition leaders. Their relatives don’t know where they are.
By Andrea Salcedo
New Zealand will apologize to Pacific Islanders for ‘dehumanizing’ dawn immigration raids in the 1970s, prime minister says
By Antonia Noori Farzan
U.S., E.U. end 17-year trade dispute, seek to calm relations after Trump
By Michael Birnbaum, Anne Gearan and David J. Lynch
NATO expands focus to China, a win for Biden in his first trip to alliance
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NATIONAL
Virtual learning is the new fault line in education: It’s either on the way out or on the rise
Prekindergarten student Logan Strauss in a virtual class at home in New Jersey. (Karen Strauss)
By Donna St. George and Valerie Strauss
Southwest Airlines works to recover from pair of system outages that led to delays, frustrations
By Lori Aratani1 hour ago
Asked to adjust his mask, a customer killed a cashier and started a shootout, police say
By Kim Bellware
Pride Month: Readers share why and how they celebrate
By Rachel Hatzipanagos
Tropical system to drench Gulf Coast, while Tropical Storm Bill zips toward Newfoundland
By Matthew Cappucci
D.C., MD. & VA.
Maryland’s coronavirus state of emergency to end July 1
(Robb Hill for The Post)
Maryland has a record-low positivity rate, with more than 72 percent of its adult population at least partially vaccinated.
By Ovetta Wiggins
Biden and Bowser announce mass July 4 celebration
Virginia is a rising leader in passenger rail. Here’s how it happened.
By Luz Lazo
Justice Department reverses course, will assist prosecution in Park Police killing of Bijan Ghaisar
By Tom Jackman34 minutes ago
Some Md. residents behind on utility bills during the pandemic will receive aid
By Katherine Shaver
Perspective
His food truck was stolen; his mom told him to pray. Strangers heard his plea.
By Courtland Milloy
Perspective
With new sponsors, ‘It’s Academic’ lives to keep quizzing students
By John Kelly
Family of missing 72-year-old Lorton woman asks for help in locating her
By Justin Jouvenal1 hour ago
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PM Update: Wonderful weather continues through Wednesday
By Ian Livingston
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GOING OUT GUIDE
Christopher Jackson, star of TV, stage and screen, talks ‘After Midnight’ and ‘In the Heights’
By Thomas Floyd
How NPR’s Ramtin Arablouei would spend a perfect day in D.C.
By Rudi Greenberg
Where to watch Euro 2020 and Copa America in the D.C. area
By Fritz Hahn
REAL ESTATE
Every floor plan is different in Wardman Tower condos
Perspective
Beginners can lay a mosaic tile floor as a DIY project, just start off small
National Guard members benefit from expanded VA home loan program
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
Analysis
The seven industries most desperate for workers
(Megan Jelinger for The Post)
The broad economy has yet to show signs of a serious worker shortage, economists say. But in some narrow pockets, from sawmills to psychologists’ offices, employers are raising wages significantly and seeing little response.
By Andrew Van Dam
The Technology 202Analysis
Airbnb puts new limits on landlords ahead of eviction moratorium expiration
By Cat Zakrzewski
What burnout means, and what bosses and employees can do about it
By Angela Haupt
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HEALTH & SCIENCE
The Health 202Analysis
Books about the pandemic are here, offering insights as we contemplate what went wrong
By Dan Diamond
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Nobel-laureate chemist who made ‘art in a test tube’ dies at 85
By Harrison Smith
Trump’s FDA commissioner takes job at Moderna backer
By Dan Diamond
Senate bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in makeup, which new study found are often unlabeled
By Tik Root
SPORTS
MLB: Pitchers who violate ‘sticky stuff’ rules will face 10-game suspensions
(Ross D. Franklin/AP)
The league, which spent the first two months of the season collecting data on the ways in which pitchers were using foreign substances, has decided to implement suspensions for violations of the long-standing, little-enforced rule.
By Chelsea Janes
Noah Lyles enters the U.S. Olympic track and field trials with a higher purpose and a big challenge
By Adam Kilgore
Perspective
Baseball’s disease is unchecked power, and sticky stuff is just another symptom
By Barry Svrluga1 hour ago
Perspective
What is Todd Frazier doing on the U.S. baseball team? Having the time of his life.
By Barry Svrluga
Max Scherzer goes on the 10-day injured list with groin inflammation
By Jesse Dougherty1 hour ago
More than half of NFL players have been vaccinated, as league aims to reassure skeptics
By Mark Maske
Christian Eriksen says he’s ‘fine — under the circumstances’ after heart stopped during match
By Cindy Boren
Elena Delle Donne may be out until August as the Mystics’ roster stays in flux
By Kareem Copeland
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LIFESTYLE
The FixAnalysis
Jon Stewart goes all-in on the lab leak theory
(Scott Kowalchyk/Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
Stewart promoted the idea that it's just too much of a coincidence, which will probably stir further debate. Here's what we know.
By Aaron Blake
The Pulitzers did not pick a winner for cartooning this year. Artists feel ‘mystified’ and ‘insulted.’
By Michael Cavna
Perspective
The unreasonable expectations of American motherhood
By Monica Hesse
ADVICE
Carolyn Hax: If your boyfriend can’t take a compliment, then you’ll need to take a hint
Ask Amy: Reluctant groom inspires fiance’s last stand
Miss Manners: Are selfie sticks useful after all?
THE LILY
Elevating stories about women
Perspective
I’ve spent a lifetime trying to get doctors to believe my pain. It’s all too common for women.
Black women have always led the fight for reparations. ‘They’re not getting their due,’ historians say.
‘60 Minutes’ ran an episode about algorithm bias. Only White experts were given airtime.
I used to feel like I was losing money if I wasn’t working. Financial planning helped me find balance.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Movie Review
It’s hard to imagine a film more boring than ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.’ Oh wait: the first one.
Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson star in “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.” (Lionsgate)
By Michael O'Sullivan
Perspective
The tango is back. And it’s never felt more vital.
By Peter Marks
Museum Review
Want to go deep inside a great artist’s mind? MoMA’s Cézanne exhibition is the one to see.
By Sebastian Smee
Book Review
Lionel Shriver’s ‘Should We Stay or Should We Go’ offers many variations on a couple’s fate
By Wendy Smith
Perspective
‘Tuca and Bertie’ is back, on Adult Swim. Thank goodness for these anxious and flirty birds.
By Sonia Rao
Book Review
Oprah’s latest Book Club pick, ‘The Sweetness of Water,’ is a miraculous debut
By Ron Charles
FOOD
Including recipes and tips from Voraciously
Vanilla flavoring made from plastic bottles? Scientists show how bacteria can transform waste.
By Emily Heil
This broccoli and bacon salad is creamy, salty, nutty and made for summer days
By Ann Maloney
Think outside the carton with these creative ice cream recipes
By Kari Sonde
My father’s grilled cheese did more than fill my belly. It taught me how to be a better dad.
By JJ Goode
TRAVEL
Including news and tips from By The Way
A local’s guide to Miami
By Suzette Laboy
Hawaii’s multistep road to a full reopening begins now
By Hannah Sampson
A Delta pilot left a note behind last March. 435 days later, another pilot found the ‘pandemic time capsule.’
By Hannah Sampson
Airlines have seen an unprecedented rise in disruptive passengers. Experts say it could get worse.
By Hannah Sampson
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