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Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Lawmakers say they’ve reached deal to avert another debt ceiling crisis
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) each signaled he had secured the votes to proceed, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) put the House on track to adopt the measure Tuesday evening.
By Tony Romm and Mike DeBonis42 minutes ago
Biden tells Putin U.S. will take economic, other actions if Russia escalates Ukraine conflict
By Paul Sonne and Ashley Parker1 hour ago
Ukraine’s wish list: Strong warnings to Moscow against military options
Biden’s Supreme Court commission endorses final report noting bipartisan public support for term limits
By Ann E. Marimow
A view of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin as Germany hosts the Summer Olympics in August 1936. (Getty Images)
The Olympic boycott movement that failed
The campaign against the 1936  “Nazi Olympics” included civil rights groups, college presidents, newspapers, labor organizations, politicians and others, but Germany still got the propaganda win it had been seeking.
By Frederic J. Frommer
Visual Story
Millions of Americans can trace their ancestry to tenements like this
By Philip Kennicott, Lo Bénichou, Shikha Subramaniam and Kolin Pope
LIVE: CORONAVIRUS
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France detains man believed to be wanted in connection with Jamal Khashoggi’s murder
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British whistleblower says ‘chaotic’ Afghanistan evacuation ignored the pleas of thousands
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Kyle Rittenhouse: Going to Kenosha ‘not the best idea’
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Amazon cloud-computing unit’s problems take down websites, services
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How 13 songwriters reacted to the Beatles documentary
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OPINIONS
Fred Hiatt1955-2021
Fred Hiatt led with wisdom, wit and a transfixing whisper
“Lean in” has become a cliche, but in Fred’s company it was Position A. He literally had you half out of your chair, hanging not on his words, but on breaths that might be words. They never disappointed. In breadth of knowledge, Fred was an encyclopedia.
Opinion by David Von Drehle
A bulwark against the culture of contempt
Opinion by Marc A. Thiessen
I’ve never known a better editor — or a better person
Opinion by Donald Graham
How Devin Nunes’s new media job for Trump explains the GOP grift machine
Opinion by Paul Waldman
The DOJ should unleash its wrath on Meadows — and all other obstructionists
Opinion by Jennifer Rubin
Can Democrats sell Biden’s agenda? New ads test a different approach.
Opinion by Greg Sargent
Mississippi is wrong. Even with birth control, abortion access is necessary.
Opinion by Krystale E. Littlejohn
How Biden can enlist insurance companies to get covid-19 tests to all Americans
Opinion by Leana S. Wen
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The U.S. can’t wait to perfect its democracy at home before championing democracy abroad
Opinion by Max Boot
GUIDE TO THE PANDEMIC
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Coronavirus vaccine demand grows in U.S. amid omicron concerns, booster eligibility expansion
By Annabelle Timsit
Analysis: The most-vaccinated big counties are beating the worst of coronavirus
First plant-based coronavirus vaccine shows ‘positive’ results, say GlaxoSmithKline and Medicago
By Adela Suliman
Gen Z most stressed by coronavirus, citing pandemic toll on careers, education and relationships, poll says
By Andrew Jeong
NAVIGATING YOUR LIFE
What we know about the omicron variant so far
Reader Q&A
Your questions about the omicron variant, answered
Some people are actually paying to get ‘lost’ on vacation
How to find the right coronavirus test for new U.S. travel rules
MORE TOP STORIES
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Meadows says he will not attend deposition; Jan. 6 committee threatens him with contempt
Committee leaders Tuesday blasted Mark Meadows for his about-face and released a withering statement noting that he had just published a book about his time as chief of staff to President Donald Trump.
By Amy B Wang and Tom Hamburger1 hour ago
Stephen Bannon trial set for July
Only a small number of recommendations have been adopted since Jan. 6 attack, Capitol Police Inspector General says
By Mariana Alfaro
Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach, Calif., was ordered returned to the family that owned the land before the city used eminent domain to seize it in 1924. (Allison Zaucha for The Post)
Advocates push nationwide movement for land return to Black owners after victory in California
By Erica Werner and Troy McMullen
How Trump pushed Perdue into the Georgia governor's race, kicking off a bitter GOP fight
By Amy Gardner and Josh Dawsey
Witness says Ghislaine Maxwell groped her at 14, said her body was ‘great’ for Epstein
By Shayna Jacobs1 hour ago
Book Review: Epstein accuser shares scathing allegations in memoir
Help Desk
Instagram touts teen safety features. Mental health advocates aren’t buying it.
By Tatum Hunter
Elizabeth Holmes trial is hottest ticket in San Jose
By Rachel Lerman
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Biden touts insulin savings in plea for his social spending package
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CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
Manatees feed at a care center in Tampa. (AFP/Getty Images)
Wildlife officials to take unusual step of feeding Florida’s starving manatees
More than 1,000 Florida manatees — about 15 percent of the state’s population — have died this year, many from starvation as their food sources disappear.
By Lori Rozsa
Snowpack is off to a poor start in the West, bad news amid widespread drought
By Becky Bolinger
The Climate 202Analysis
John Kerry is counting on the private sector to help solve climate change
By Maxine Joselow and Alexandra Ellerbeck
HOLIDAYS
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Questions to ask your relatives before gathering indoors this holiday season
By Deborah Lynn Blumberg
Book Review
‘Small Things Like These’ reads like a Christmas classic
By Ron Charles
Ed Hatz of Lakewood, Calif., poses as Santa at the 84th annual Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Mich.
From The Magazine
What do you learn in Santa school? How to act on Zoom, retain a husky voice and answer kids’ questions.
By Steve Friess
Consider these gift ideas for your gamer
By Washington Post Staff
People are regretting spending $800 on a Chanel advent calendar featuring stickers and a dust bag
By Jennifer Hassan
12 colorful holiday cookie recipes to illuminate the season
By Becky Krystal
Creative holiday wreaths and other ideas for a festive front door
By Lindsey M. Roberts
POLITICS
Saule Omarova was President Biden's nominee to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. (Reuters)
Saule Omarova, Biden’s pick for top bank regulator, withdraws nomination
The Cornell University law professor, an outspoken critic of Wall Street banks, had been in line to oversee them as comptroller of the currency. Omarova had faced pushback from Republicans as well as moderate Democrats.
By Amy B Wang and Tory Newmyer1 hour ago
EXCLUSIVE
Sidney Powell nonprofit raised $14 million spreading falsehoods
By Emma Brown, Rosalind S. Helderman, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Josh Dawsey
Analysis
The wide and dangerous gap between Trump’s covid recommendations and his treatments when he was sick
By Philip Bump
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit the World War II Memorial on Tuesday. (Reuters)
Biden visits World War II Memorial to mark 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor
By John Wagner
Biden calls for sweeping new push to expose and punish financial corruption
By Debbie Cenziper and Will Fitzgibbon
Analysis
Poll shows Republicans’ disregard for their own doctors on the coronavirus
By Aaron Blake
Unvaccinated hospital patients in Illinois should pay for their covid-19 care, Democrat proposes
By Timothy Bella
GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls House Freedom Caucus members ‘grifters,’ ‘performance artists’
By Mariana Alfaro1 hour ago
WORLD
A couple celebrates with their daughter outside Chile's congress in Valparaiso as the Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday. (Reuters)
Chile’s congress recognizes same-sex marriage, joining Latin America’s shift toward gay rights
The vote came two weeks before Chileans vote in the country’s most polarized presidential election in decades.
By Samantha Schmidt and Diana Durán
Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion, alleging it helped perpetuate genocide in Myanmar
By Amy Cheng
China says it doesn’t care about Biden’s Olympic snub. Why is it warning of countermeasures?
By Lily Kuo
No U.S. official will attend Beijing Winter Olympics
As virus abates in India, hunger crisis persists
Story and photos by Niha Masih
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
How Pearl Harbor forced world’s first around-the-world commercial flight
By Dave Kindy
Singapore suspends cryptocurrency exchange accused of misleading BTS fans
By Miriam Berger
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NATIONAL
The National Weather Service on Dec. 6 said an unusually strong storm could bring “significant and life threatening flash flooding” in Hawaii. (Julie Yoon/The Washington Post)
Hawaii governor declares state of emergency as heavy rains bring ‘danger of a disaster’
Under the state of emergency, authorities can take action to save lives, including by ordering mandatory evacuations and shutting off power lines.
By Annabelle Timsit
Abnormally warm weather to dominate Lower 48 through winter solstice
By Matthew Cappucci
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
‘Terrifying’ Nashville statue of Confederate Nathan Bedford Forrest is removed
By Gillian Brockell
The statue is lifted off its pedestal on July 10. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue will be melted down by city’s African American history museum
By Teo Armus58 minutes ago
Blood pressure rose in 2020, especially in women, study says — a sign of pandemic’s hidden toll
By Paulina Firozi and Hannah Knowles1 hour ago
A man was executed for killing his wife. Before he died, he also confessed to killing his sister-in-law.
By Jaclyn Peiser
Yes, millennials are delaying pregnancy, but this Gen Xer just delivered her first child at 50.
By Cathy Free
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
Doug Parker speaks with reporters after a meeting in September 2020 at the White House. (AP)
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to retire in latest reshuffling at U.S. carriers
Parker will be succeeded by Robert Isom, who has served as the company’s president since 2016.
By Lori Aratani1 hour ago
Google and Uber delay office returns amid omicron uncertainty
By Marisa Iati
Who is Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal? 5 things to know.
By Annabelle Timsit
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LauncherVideo Game News & Analysis
‘Halo Infinite’ is embracing esports. Now teams want in.
“Halo Infinite” hasn’t even officially released yet, but its esports circuit has hosted a series of open competitions for hundreds of teams vying for a spot to compete in the game’s first major tournament later this month.
By Teddy Amenabar and Mikhail Klimentov
Workers across Activision Blizzard join walkout in protest of layoffs
By Shannon Liao
The Technology 202Analysis
Sen. Warren says tech giants like Amazon are helping to drive up prices
By Cristiano Lima and Aaron Schaffer
HELP DESK
Your next smartphone might have a camera that’s always watching
By Chris Velazco
D.C., MD. & VA.
D.C. Council approves redistricting plan, reshaping Wards 7 and 8
By Julie Zauzmer Weil and Michael Brice-Saddler37 minutes ago
D.C. Council votes to issue digital driver’s licenses and IDs
D.C. Council votes to change name of Woodrow Wilson High School to Jackson-Reed High School
By Michael Brice-Saddler1 hour ago
Precious Daniels takes a photo of Jaylen Walston, 10, and Ava Walston, 5, at the Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington on Dec. 4. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
Capital Weather Gang
Chance of accumulating snow vanishes for D.C.  region tomorrow
By Jason Samenow and Wes Junker
Out with the tuxedo, in with the ‘Glenn vest’: Youngkin to host casual party in place of inaugural ball
By Laura Vozzella1 hour ago
Nanny injured fleeing from car that crashed into a D.C. library
By Justin Wm. Moyer
Security guard shoots man in Southeast Washington, police say
By Peter Hermann
87-year-old man dies in Montgomery house fire
By Martin Weil1 hour ago
Two men killed in separate shootings in D.C.
By Peter Hermann
Known coronavirus deaths and cases per 100,000
GOING OUT GUIDE
Review
Dumm’s Pizza and Subs gets a delicious refresh from an unlikely new owner
By Tim Carman
How Washington Ballet dancer Alexa Torres would spend a perfect day in D.C.
By Thomas Floyd
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema comes to Washington, D.C. — at long last
By Michael O'Sullivan
REAL ESTATE
Sales at Md.’s Linden Grove in the home stretch
Perspective
How to build a safe fireplace and chimney
Looking to add storage and style to your kitchen? Try a banquette.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Tools can help with do-it-yourself massage
By Ashley Abramson
The Lily
An expert guide to women’s health screenings at every age
By Janay Kingsberry
SCIENCE
Total solar eclipse dazzles skies in Antarctica. The photos are spectacular.
By Kasha Patel
Laszlo Bito1934–2021
Scientist who gave hope to glaucoma sufferers dies at 87
By Emily Langer
SPORTS
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals won handily in Chicago. (Kamil Krzaczynski/AP)
Analysis
NFL Week 14 power rankings: The Cardinals, Bucs and Patriots remain a step ahead
The Lions move out of the No. 32 slot after finally getting a win.
By Mark Maske
Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to have hip surgery, ending chance of return this season
The Heisman Trophy will be awarded Saturday. Here’s what to know.
By Matt Bonesteel
Analysis
Predicting winners for the NFL’s competitive wild-card playoff spots
By John Clayton
Antonio Gibson scores a touchdown against the Cowboys last season. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
We want Dallas? Washington eyes first three-game winning streak against Cowboys since 1988.
By Scott Allen
Vanessa Bryant says she lives ‘in fear’ that Kobe Bryant crash photos will go viral
By Cindy Boren
Transcript
Did expectations doom Turgeon’s U-Md. tenure? Barry Svrluga answered your questions.
By Barry Svrluga
U-Conn. star Paige Bueckers avoids worst-case scenario with knee injury
By Cindy Boren and Glynn A. Hill
MLS updates diversity policy; Carles Gil named MVP
By Steven Goff
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LIFESTYLE
The Bidens arrive for a Kennedy Center reception at the White House on Sunday. (Bloomberg News)
Biden’s presence at the Kennedy Center Honors signals to many a return to tradition and normalcy
Since the annual event began in 1978, every president has attended — except Donald Trump, who skipped it throughout his term.
By Roxanne Roberts
Looking to add storage and style to your kitchen? Try a banquette.
By Michele Lerner
Perspective
‘A dog whistle and a lie’: Black parents on the critical race theory debate
By Leslie Gray Streeter
ADVICE
(Nick Galifianakis/For The Washington Post)
Carolyn Hax: How to stop wishing the worst for the former love of your life?
The "love of my life" is now married to someone else and expecting, and it's hard to stop wishing the worst for them all.
Ask Amy: I made a comment about race that offended my family
Miss Manners: What does ‘cocktail attire’ mean?
THE LILY
Elevating stories about women
The first ‘Momnibus’ bill was signed into law. Other strides for Black maternal health could follow.
An expert guide to women’s health screenings at every age
Homicide is a leading cause of death in pregnant people, a new study finds. Black women are at greatest risk.
Do abortion bans ‘empower’ women? Here’s how women are weighing in.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Ariana DeBose in “West Side Story.” (Niko Tavernise/Twentieth Century Studios)
Movie Review
‘West Side Story’ is an urgent, utterly beautiful revival
Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s remake of the 1961 musical reclaims a flawed masterpiece.
By Ann Hornaday
TVCritic's Notebook
‘Succession,’ ‘You,’ Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview and more
By Inkoo Kang
Meet the reporter who always seems to get a copy of the hottest tell-all Trump book first
By Paul Farhi
Book Review
Amanda Gorman’s ‘Call Us What We Carry’ is as powerful as ‘The Hill We Climb’
By Julie Lythcott-Haims
Book Review
In ‘A Thousand Acres,’ I killed Lear’s wife. A new novel has better plans for her.
By Jane Smiley
Book Review
In ‘The City of Mist,’ a final word from Carlos Ruiz Zafón
By Manuel Roig-Franzia
FOOD
How to make a cheesesteak sandwich on a sheet pan
By Ann Maloney
This warm spinach artichoke dip is extra creamy, with a little added zip
By Aaron Hutcherson
7 easy meatless dinners that are light on labor, but big on flavor
By Kari Sonde
How to stabilize whipped cream to keep you and your dessert from weeping
By Becky Krystal
TRAVEL
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Some people are actually paying to get ‘lost’ on vacation
By Hannah Sampson1 hour ago
CDC issues ‘very high’ risk warning for travel to France and Portugal
By Hannah Knowles
How to find the right coronavirus test for new U.S. travel rules
By Natalie B. Compton
Cruise ship with at least 17 coronavirus cases aboard docks in New Orleans
By Rachel Pannett
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