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Robert J. Dole1923–2021
Bob Dole, GOP leader who sought presidency three times, dies at 98
By James Gerstenzang
U.S. Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff; Biden remembers ‘American statesman’ and friend
Visual Story: A life that spanned nine decades of America’s political, economic and cultural transformations
Bob Dole wanted to be a doctor. One of WWII’s last battles changed everything for him.
By Gillian Brockell
From the archives: Bob Dole's final mission
Coronavirus vaccine demand grows in U.S. amid omicron variant concerns, booster eligibility expansion
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Denmark sees ‘concerning’ jump in omicron cases — a warning sign for Europe
Michigan schools order investigation after staff raised alarms about suspect hours before fatal shooting
By Bryan Pietsch
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Virginia to dismantle pedestal where Robert E. Lee statue stood in Richmond
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OPINIONS
The goodness of Bob Dole
Opinion by George F. Will
Goodbye to Bob Dole, a great American and an even greater human being
Opinion by Tom Daschle
Bob Dole led to get things done
Opinion by the Editorial Board
5 themes Democrats can focus on to boost their standing
Opinion by Jennifer Rubin
Sotomayor saw she couldn’t sway her colleagues. So she talked to us instead.
Opinion by Melissa Murray
The mean girls in Congress just can’t quit each other
Opinion by Kathleen Parker
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As a virus evolves to become more transmissible, it generally “loses” traits that are likely to cause severe disease, researchers said.
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Most vaccines work as boosters, but Pfizer and Moderna give highest levels of antibodies, study finds
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The six-year Pentagon project identified nearly 400 who died on the USS Oklahoma in 1941.
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Michigan honors Oxford High victim in Big Ten title game
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Analysis: Cincinnati, Michigan and Alabama leave no doubt (college football winners and losers)
Rep. Ilhan Omar says Pelosi will take ‘decisive action’ on Boebert’s anti-Muslim rhetoric this week
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GOP strategies that brought antiabortion movement to cusp of win in Supreme Court
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FROM THE MAGAZINE
Lost News: Stories in danger of not being told as local newspapers across the U.S. close
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Who’s killing the grizzly bears of Fremont County?
In this Idaho community, killing grizzlies — a threatened species protected by federal law — is punishable with fines up to $50,000 and a year in prison. But someone was flouting the law.
By Natalie Schachar
A northern New Mexico judge’s radical approach to addressing addiction: No jail time
By Ted Alcorn
Kansas’s prairie is rapidly shrinking. Its future depends on private landowners like Lorna Harder.
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In Selma, self-taught painter and sculptor Charlie Lucas’s work honors his ancestors
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Perspective
What happens to society — and our democracy — when community and regional journalism dries up
By Margaret Sullivan
In Ahmaud Arbery’s Georgia community, this group’s demands for justice have had a real impact
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HOLIDAYS
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How to weigh coronavirus risks this holiday season
While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, a group of epidemiologists, infectious disease experts and physicians offer some advice.
By Deborah Lynn Blumberg
Questions to ask your relatives before gathering indoors this holiday season
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The Lily
The holiday season can come with grief, burnout and more. Here are ways to cope.
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12 colorful holiday cookie recipes to illuminate the season
The Post reached out to chefs, bloggers and authors from all over the country and in a few international locales to put together an eclectic, engaging array of cookies and confections.
By Becky Krystal
2021 Holiday Gift Guide
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By Dave McIntyre
10 books to add to your holiday gift lists
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POLITICS
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A Kamala Harris staff exodus reignites questions about her leadership style
The vice president’s defenders say criticism against her is often steeped in racism and sexism.
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Analysis
Lawbreakers in federal prisons include prison staff, report finds
The Board of Prisons “is a hotbed of abuse, graft and corruption, and has turned a blind eye to employees accused of misconduct,” the report said.
By Joe Davidson
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By Timothy Bella
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Nursing home deaths rose 25 percent after Hurricane Irma in 2017, study finds
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Perspective
Schools shouldn’t eliminate racist, White men from history lessons. But they shouldn’t be the main voices, either.
By Gerald Taylor
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Parents can be clumsy school critics. Teach students to do it better.
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D.C., MD. & VA.
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Activists want Arlington to cut ties with ICE entirely
As Arlington County embarks on an effort to strengthen trust with immigrant residents, the details of what that will look like — particularly over when and how Arlington communicates with federal immigration officials — remains an open question.
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SCIENCE
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SPORTS
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LIFESTYLE
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Perspective
I’m not alone in feeling lonely. There are ways to fight loneliness.
Loneliness is common. One study says that 3 in 5 American adults describe themselves as lonely — and that was before the pandemic.
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ADVICE
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Carolyn Hax: Aunt unfriends niece for not inviting her to her baby shower
Her brother died 11 months ago. It felt like another death to her when she saw she wasn't invited to his daughter’s baby shower.
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The Iphigenia sacrifice scene in Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding’s “. . . (Iphigenia).” (Jon Fine)
Perspective
New opera by Esperanza Spalding and Wayne Shorter remakes myth without sacrificing music
The Grammy-winning duo’s “. . . (Iphigenia)” opens Dec. 10 at the Kennedy Center.
By Michael Andor Brodeur
Joanne Shenandoah1957–2021
Indigenous singer of majestic lyricism dies at 64
By Matt Schudel
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Museums for tragedies like 9/11 face a challenge: Connecting with visitors too young to remember
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Music Review
At the Howard Theater, R&B singer Giveon stretches his vocal chops before a sellout crowd
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FOOD
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How to toast nuts on the stove, in the oven or in the microwave
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Pasta with lemon, anchovy and arugula is a bright, briny, peppery delight
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By Hannah Sampson
Rick Steves looks to the future after an 18-month hiatus from European travel
By Andrea Sachs
Decades later, ‘Home Alone’ fans are still casing the iconic house
By Leigh Giangreco
Where Berlin’s infamous wall once stood, humans and nature now flourish
By Gabriel Popkin
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