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BREAKING: Biden warns Putin in video call that U.S., allies will take 'economic and other measures' if Russia escalates conflict with Ukraine
Amid growing tensions, Biden, Putin discuss Ukraine in call
Washington is considering substantial sanctions as Moscow masses troops along the Ukraine border.
By Ashley Parker, Isabelle Khurshudyan and Seung Min Kim17 minutes ago
Ukraine’s wish list: Strong warnings to Moscow against military options
French authorities detain suspect in 2018 killing of Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi
By Rick Noack and Sarah Dadouch
Treasury officials raised concerns about minimum tax on corporations, key to Biden spending plan
By Jeff Stein1 hour ago
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
How Pearl Harbor forced the world’s first around-the-world commercial flight
By Dave Kindy
(The Post)
Visual Story
Millions of Americans can trace their ancestry to tenements like this
In the middle of the 19th century, hundreds of thousands of new Americans found homes in buildings such as this one, preserved as a museum so visitors can learn about one of the most consequential migrations in human history.
By Philip Kennicott, Lo Bénichou, Shikha Subramaniam and Kolin Pope
LIVE: CORONAVIRUS
U.S. coronavirus cases approach 50 million
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Austria to keep lockdown restrictions in place for the unvaccinated
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CDC sees New York City anime convention as test case for omicron
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Illinois lawmaker says unvaccinated should pay for covid-19 care
Biden calls for sweeping new push to expose and punish financial corruption
By Debbie Cenziper and Will Fitzgibbon
British whistleblower says ‘chaotic’ Afghanistan evacuation ignored the pleas of thousands
By Karla Adam and Ellen Francis
Biden’s Supreme Court commission set to vote on final report
By Ann E. Marimow1 hour ago
Inside CNN’s decision to fire Chris Cuomo
By Jeremy Barr and Sarah Ellison
Kyle Rittenhouse: Going to Kenosha ‘not the best idea’
By Julian Mark
How 13 songwriters reacted to the Beatles documentary
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OPINIONS
Fred Hiatt1955-2021
I’ve never known a better editor than Fred Hiatt — or a better person
Hiatt "was no ordinary editor and no ordinary man," former Washington Post publisher Donald Graham writes. "In the printed Post, three words have appeared on the masthead of the editorial page at least for the last 75 years: 'AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER.' Fred personified that independence."
Opinion by Donald Graham
A bulwark against the culture of contempt
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An editor of surpassing integrity, intelligence and compassion
Opinion by the Editorial Board
Garland’s Texas lawsuit shows the war on democracy is succeeding
Opinion by Paul Waldman
The media has given Republicans a free pass on assaulting democracy
Opinion by Jennifer Rubin
An angry rift between Trump and Steve Bannon signals the far right’s future
Opinion by Greg Sargent
My red state is already pretending covid is gone. Now here comes omicron.
Opinion by Teri Carter
LIVE: READER Q&A
Will abortion play a factor in 2022 voting? Ask Eugene Robinson.
History reveals what Putin really wants to do in Ukraine
Opinion by Kathryn David
GUIDE TO THE PANDEMIC
U.S. covid cases
Mar. 2020
Dec. 7
7-day avg.
7-day avg.
118,567
Weekly change
49.6%
Total
49.4 million
Deaths
Mar. 2020
Dec. 7
7-day avg.
7-day avg.
1,243
Weekly change
39.8%
Total
787,474
Vaccinations
Total population
Fully vaccinated 60%7-day avg. (doses) 1.78m
Data as of December 7 at 10:04 a.m.
(AP)
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
British vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert says next pandemic ‘could be worse’ than coronavirus
By Annabelle Timsit
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
How to find the right coronavirus test for new U.S. travel rules
How technology can help seniors beat loneliness and isolation
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Mark Meadows refuses to appear at deposition for Jan. 6 committee
The committee had said last week that Trump’s former chief of staff had produced records and would soon appear for an initial deposition.
By Amy B Wang and Tom Hamburger31 minutes ago
Only a small number of recommendations have been adopted since Jan. 6 attack, Capitol Police Inspector General says
By Mariana Alfaro41 minutes ago
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
Biden’s summit on democracy includes nations that hardly seem to qualify
By Ashley Parker and John Hudson
Help Desk
Instagram touts teen safety features. Mental health advocates aren’t buying it.
By Tatum Hunter
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CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
The Climate 202Analysis
John Kerry is counting on the private sector to help solve climate change
By Maxine Joselow and Alexandra Ellerbeck
FROM THE MAGAZINE: LOST NEWS
Stories in danger of not being told as local newspapers across the U.S. close
This Alaskan village’s sole school sits 64 feet from a river’s edge
By Greg Kim
Eight wolves were poisoned in Oregon, renewing calls for protections
By Paulina Firozi
Climate SolutionsVisionaries
He lost his best friend in a mudslide. Now he’s using coconuts to fight deforestation in West Africa.
By Danielle Paquette
HOLIDAYS
(Michael Hirshon for The Washington Post)
Questions to ask your relatives before gathering indoors this holiday season
By Deborah Lynn Blumberg
How to share a happy holiday with an ex-partner and your kids
By Lisa Kanarek
How to weigh coronavirus risks this holiday season
By Deborah Lynn Blumberg
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
(AP)
EXCLUSIVE
Sidney Powell nonprofit raised $14 million spreading falsehoods
Records also detail acrimony between the lawyer and her top lieutenants over how the money — now a focus of inquiries by federal prosecutors and Congress — was being handled.
By Emma Brown, Rosalind S. Helderman, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Josh Dawsey
Texas’s new voting maps discriminate against Latinos, Justice Dept. says in lawsuit
By David Nakamura and Devlin Barrett
Rep. Devin Nunes to leave Congress to become Trump media company CEO
By Amy B Wang and David Weigel
Flags on the National Mall are lowered to half-staff in honor of former senator Robert J. Dole. (AP)
Former senator Robert J. Dole to lie in state in U.S. Capitol
By Amy B Wang
The FixAnalysis
Jeffrey Clark and John Eastman join some rare company in pleading the Fifth to Jan. 6 committee
By Aaron Blake
Senate revs up work on $2 trillion spending proposal, aiming to vote on Biden-backed bill before Christmas
By Tony Romm
Pro-Trump scam PAC operator, PPP fraudster sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison
By Spencer S. Hsu
WORLD
Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion, alleging it helped perpetuate genocide in Myanmar
The legal action comes after Gambia pushed the International Court of Justice to hold responsible those who perpetrated mass violence against the mostly Muslim minority 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
Visual Story
Lives covered in ash after Indonesia eruption
By Annabelle Timsit and Sammy Westfall
Taiwan is racing to contain a cane toad invasion
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
Justice Dept. closes Emmett Till investigation without filing charges
By Devlin Barrett
A man was executed for killing his wife. Before he died, he also confessed to killing his sister-in-law.
By Jaclyn Peiser
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 Armus
Minneapolis police chief who oversaw department through the turmoil of Floyd’s murder to retire
By Holly Bailey
Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Another woman describes being groomed for Epstein
By Shayna Jacobs
Yes, millennials are delaying pregnancy, but this Gen Xer just delivered her first child at 50.
By Cathy Free
BUSINESS
Doug Parker speaks with reporters after a meeting in September 2020 at the White House. (AP)
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to retire
Parker will be succeeded by Robert Isom, who has served as the company’s president since 2016.
By Lori Aratani
Google and Uber delay office returns amid omicron uncertainty
By Marisa Iati
Trump SPAC under investigation by financial regulators
By Aaron Gregg
TECHNOLOGY
(Microsoft/Xbox Game Studios/Washington Post illustration)
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 to vote today on redistricting plan
By Julie Zauzmer Weil
Former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray suffered a mild stroke, aides say
By Martin Weil
D.C. protests snarl morning traffic around U.S. Capitol
By Ellie Silverman and Dana Hedgpeth
Members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front march down the National Mall on Dec. 4. (Robert Miller/The Post)
March of white supremacists in D.C. was pushed by fake Twitter account, experts say
By Ellie Silverman
Edward Burroughs resigns from Prince George’s school board, plans to run for county council
By Rachel Chason
Perspective
What referees are doing about horrible sports parents: Quitting
By Petula Dvorak
Man charged in slayings of two Virginia women under scrutiny in D.C. missing person case, police say
By Peter Hermann and Rachel Weiner
87-year-old man dies in Montgomery house fire
By Martin Weil
Capital Weather Gang
D.C.-area forecast: Wintry chill today, snowflakes Wednesday, back to mild by the weekend
By David Streit
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
Certain foods and beverages can interact with drugs
By Marlene Cimons
Tools can help with do-it-yourself massage
By Ashley Abramson
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
On windy night in Buffalo, Patriots run over Bills, 14-10, for top seed in AFC
Analysis
Predicting winners for the NFL’s competitive wild-card playoff spots
By John Clayton
Washington QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to have hip surgery, ending chance of return this season
By Nicki Jhabvala
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred addressed reporters Thursday during the first day of baseball’s lockout. (AP)
Perspective
Don’t listen to MLB owners spin. Just watch their behavior.
By Kevin B. Blackistone
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Was Mark Turgeon’s Maryland tenure doomed by unrealistic expectations? Ask The Post.
By Barry Svrluga50 minutes ago
U-Conn. star Paige Bueckers avoids worst-case scenario with knee injury
By Cindy Boren and Glynn A. Hill1 hour ago
Trio of quarterbacks and Michigan defensive end named Heisman finalists
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LIFESTYLE
The Bidens arrive for a Kennedy Center reception at the White House on Sunday. (Bloomberg)
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
Meet the reporter who always seems to get a copy of the hottest tell-all Trump book first.
By Paul Farhi
Book Review
In ‘A Thousand Acres,’ I killed Lear’s wife. A new novel has better plans for her.
By Jane Smiley
Book Review
Amanda Gorman’s ‘Call Us What We Carry’ is as powerful as ‘The Hill We Climb’
By Julie Lythcott-Haims
BEST OF 2021
"Bo Burnham: Inside" and "Reservation Dogs" are among our TV critic's top picks for the year. (Joanne Lee/The Washington Post; Netflix; FX; iStock)
TVCritic's Notebook
‘Succession,’ ‘You,’ Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview and more
By Inkoo Kang
Music Review
At Rhizome, Live Skull and Thalia Zedek provide echoes of ’80s post-punk
By Mark Jenkins
Millions of Americans can trace their ancestry back to tenements like this one.
By Philip Kennicott, Lo Bénichou, Shikha Subramaniam and
FOOD
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
Review
Dumm’s Pizza and Subs gets a delicious refresh from an unlikely new owner
By Tim Carman
TRAVEL
Including news and tips from By The Way
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
BTS will miss South Korea’s biggest K-pop awards because of quarantine mandate
By Hannah Sampson
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