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Democracy Dies in Darkness
Russia, U.S. and other countries reach new pact against cyber hacking, even as attacks continue
(Mike Segar/Reuters)
President Biden is on an eight-day trip to Europe that will culminate in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. He will raise issues of cybersecurity, including his concern that Moscow is harboring hackers who have carried out damaging ransomware attacks against some of the United States’ most critical sectors.
By Ellen Nakashima and Joseph Marks
Trump’s shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit
By Ashley Parker and Michael Birnbaum
Putin laughs off ‘killer’ comments ahead of meeting with Biden
By Antonia Noori Farzan
Britain’s Boris Johnson takes shots at E.U. leaders  as ‘sausage war’ threatens message of unity
By Antonia Noori Farzan and Quentin Aries
Katie Ledecky on the campus of Stanford University. (Michael Ledecky)
The graduate: What Katie Ledecky learned at Stanford and how it might make her faster
The superstar swimmer is pointed toward the Tokyo Olympics with a diploma, eight NCAA titles and a one-time stint as Mark Zuckerberg’s swim instructor.
By Rick Maese
At U.S. swimming trials, pent-up energy and a stacked roster could create drama
Leaked letters, recordings rock the Southern Baptist Convention
By Sarah Pulliam Bailey
School of ‘Remember the Titans’ marks its final graduating class under a segregationist’s name
By Rachel Weiner
Analysis
Teachers nationwide rally to protest restrictions on lessons about racism
By Valerie Strauss
U.S., Iran make progress in indirect talks, but as sixth round begins, final agreement still elusive
By Karen DeYoung
Hotel industry sees new business model emerging from pandemic, possibly with fewer workers
By Eli Rosenberg
OPINIONS
Smart money says the latest bipartisan infrastructure effort will fail. Biden should prove that wrong.
Opinion by the Editorial Board
Contacting aliens could end all life on earth. Let’s stop trying.
Opinion by Mark Buchanan
As immigration politics changed, so did ‘In the Heights’
Opinion by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz
I took a vote that cost me my seat. I know what Joe Manchin is facing.
Opinion by Tom Perriello
Five myths about ransomware
Opinion by Josephine Wolff
America can still choose solidarity. The Black experience shows the way.
Opinion by Theodore R. Johnson
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GUIDE TO THE PANDEMIC
Should my child get a coronavirus vaccine? Is it safe? Here’s what you should know.
With millions of children now eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children get inoculated.
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NAVIGATING YOUR LIFE
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At least 14 injured in shooting in Austin’s entertainment district
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The queen and the 13 presidents
Over the past seven decades, Queen Elizabeth II has met almost every U.S. president, except for Lyndon Johnson, in venues including Balmoral Castle and baseball stadiums. Here are some highlights.
By Karla Adam and Jennifer Hassan
Seeking clues to mysteries of coronavirus by studying ability to taste bitterness
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Danish star Christian Eriksen collapses on field at Euro 2020 but is stable, awake in hospital
By Glynn A. Hill and Cindy Boren
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Pride Month: Readers share why and how they celebrate
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Book Review
Robert E. Howard became famous for creating Conan. But that warrior was only the beginning.
By Michael Dirda
Summer strikes a familiar note as music returns to Wolf Trap, Tanglewood, the Hollywood Bowl and other outdoor venues
By Michael Andor Brodeur
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Secret recordings, leaked letters: Explosive secrets rocking the Southern Baptist Convention
The infighting in the evangelical denomination appears to mirror that in the Republican Party.
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Danish star Christian Eriksen collapses on field at Euro 2020 but is stable, awake in hospital
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Only in our anti-truth hellscape could Anthony Fauci become a supervillain
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POLITICS
The TakeAnalysis
As Biden tries to rally allies, he faces questions abroad about the state of U.S. democracy
(Leon Neal/Getty Images)
By Dan Balz
Analysis
GOP attacks on Biden agenda can’t break through conservative culture wars
By Paul Kane
Perspective
Democrats seek to undo institutional racism embedded in pivotal New Deal law
By Joe Davidson
The FixAnalysis
New questions about a key GOP impeachment witness for Trump
By Aaron Blake
Can He Do That?
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WORLD
Virus-ravaged Brazil doesn’t want Copa America. But Bolsonaro says it’s hosting it anyway.
(Eraldo Peres/AP)
The international soccer tournament, which President Jair Bolsonaro greenlit with little warning late last month, will begin Sunday in Brazil against a backdrop of controversy and fear.
By Terrence McCoy
Did Biden give Boris Johnson a $6,000 bike and get a Wikipedia printout in return? Not exactly.
By Antonia Noori Farzan
Why El Salvador plans to use volcano-powered bitcoin as legal tender
By Antonia Noori Farzan
Long overlooked, Israel’s Arab citizens are increasingly asserting their Palestinian identity
By Griff Witte and Sufian Taha
Algeria holds first Parliament election since protest wave in 2019. But many stayed away.
By Siobhán O'Grady
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NATIONAL
A seat to fly with Jeff Bezos to space sells at auction for $28 million
(Matthew Staver/Bloomberg)
How much would you pay to go to space with Jeff Bezos? For at least one person, the answer is $28 million, a sum that won a live auction Saturday.
By Christian Davenport
Streamlining of federal financial aid application is delayed
By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
Family of Alton Sterling reaches $4.5 million settlement with Baton Rouge, years after police shooting
By Derek Hawkins
TSA screens 2 million people for first time since lockdowns began
By Ian Duncan
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
Plantation planned Juneteenth event that would tell the stories of displaced ‘White refugees’
By Hannah Knowles
Capital Weather Gang
No severe tornadoes in May for the first time on record
By Matthew Cappucci
Jury awards $15 million in landmark case over embryos, eggs destroyed in fertility clinic tank failure
By Derek Hawkins
D.C., MD. & VA.
From Clinton pal to ex-governor: Va.’s McAuliffe gets a reboot as ‘Terry 2.0’
(Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)
By Laura Vozzella
Perspective
Once homeless, he’s why trans men of color will soon get their own D.C. housing program
By Theresa Vargas
Once a Black middle-class haven, a D.C. apartment complex falls into disrepair
By Michael Brice-Saddler
Part of Beach Drive will stay closed to cars while National Park Service studies permanent closure
By Michael Laris and Luz Lazo
How American Rescue Plan funds may fuel redevelopment throughout Northern Virginia
By Teo Armus and Antonio Olivo
Capital Weather Gang
PM Update: Muggy overnight. Sunshine returns tomorrow with scattered storms late.
By Greg Porter
Known coronavirus deaths and cases per 100,000
GOING OUT GUIDE
Where to watch Euro 2020 and Copa America in the D.C. area
By Fritz Hahn
Review
Dauphine’s pays respect to New Orleans with top-notch cooking and cocktails
By Tom Sietsema
As D.C. nightclubs reopen, DJs start to return to the rotation
By Fritz Hahn
REAL ESTATE
A study in art and architecture at the Watergate
Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region
Mortgage rates fall, remaining under 3 percent
THE WASHINGTON POST MAGAZINE
From opposite sides of the Israel-Gaza conflict, two writers wonder: Where do their peoples go from here?
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In the wake of the recent fighting, we asked a Palestinian American entrepreneur who lives near Ramallah and an Israeli journalist who lives near Tel Aviv to correspond with each other.
‘The unparalleled champion’: Bob Dole’s forgotten fight to get Washington to recognize the Armenian genocide
By Manuel Roig-Franzia
Date Lab
Their Zoom call lasted about 45 minutes
By Sarah Wildman
In painting nurses at the height of the pandemic, a portrait artist learns what it is to depict bravery
By Tim Okamura
HEALTH & SCIENCE
Some folks decide not to take their prescription medications. I was one of them. Big mistake.
By Steven Petrow
FDA: 60 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine must be discarded; 10 million can be released
By Laurie McGinley, Christopher Rowland and Isaac Stanley-Becker
This melting glacier was already the biggest source of sea level rise. Then things got worse.
By Sarah Kaplan
The Big Number: HIV infections have dropped by 73 percent in the past 40 years
By Linda Searing
SUNDAY BUSINESS
These businesses couldn’t find enough workers. Then they started offering $15 or more an hour.
By Eli Rosenberg
Galactic Martini after you touch down? Space tourism quickly lifts off — for those who can afford it.
By Christian Davenport
High Uber fares bypass drivers in short supply
By Faiz Siddiqui
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signals GOP zeal to vilify businesses
By David J. Lynch
SPORTS
At delayed U.S. swimming trials, pent-up energy and a stacked roster could make for drama
With her former Stanford teammate Simone Manuel beside her, Katie Ledecky talks to the media Saturday before the U.S. Olympic trials start in Omaha. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Michael Phelps may have retired, but Katie Ledecky and a cast of Rio veterans are in Omaha -— a year later than they planned -— with their sights on securing spots for Tokyo.
By Dave Sheinin
Barbora Krejcikova honors late coach and wins a French Open filled with twists and upsets
By Liz Clarke and Ava Wallace
Erick Fedde delivers a strong start at the right time, lifts Nats in opener of doubleheader
By Chelsea Janes
As NBA honors activism, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urges more action: ‘We’ve got work to do’
By Candace Buckner
Perspective
You really should be in Salt Lake City. It’s cool. Really.
By Chuck Culpepper
Perspective
Kevin Durant knew he would get back to this moment. His challenge is to stay in it.
By Jerry Brewer
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LIFESTYLE
Food security isn’t enough. Anti-hunger experts say the focus should be on nutrition security.
Volunteers with the Capital Area Food Bank deliver boxes of food to the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Washington in April. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
Too many food programs focus on providing adequate calories rather than adequate nutrition, experts say.
By Cara Rosenbloom
What’s up with Prada’s $995 volleyball?
By Karen Heller
Perspective
Weight stigma study in the U.S. and 5 other nations shows the worldwide problem of such prejudice
By Rebecca Puhl
ADVICE
Carolyn Hax: A bright child grows into an adult who can’t handle failure or criticism
Ask Amy: Quinceanera guests’ drinks may drain dad’s finances
Miss Manners: Roommate allowed to skip dinner in his own house
THE LILY
Elevating stories about women
New York City’s first road race since the pandemic is women-only. 3,000 runners will carry on a storied legacy.
Perspective
Don’t let the billionaires fool you: Divorce can be a rotten deal for most women
‘60 Minutes’ ran an episode about algorithm bias. Only White experts were given airtime.
Black women have always led the fight for reparations. ‘They’re not getting their due,’ historians say.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Perspective
As the art world reopens, will the change be genuine? This critic is looking in some unlikely places.
(Collection of Margaret and Daniel S. Loeb/©Barbara Kruger. Digital image courtesy of the artist)
After the coronavirus shutdown, last summer’s protests for racial justice, the January insurrection and the near-death experience in which our democracy is still embroiled, this feels like a moment for testing, prodding and questioning.
By Philip Kennicott
Book Review
‘The Other Black Girl’ should be at the top of your summer reading list
By Naomi Jackson
Washington Ballet concludes its virtual season with a breath of fresh air, captured on film
By Kelsey Ables
Book Review
With ‘Double Blind,’ Edward St. Aubyn tasks himself with a formidable challenge
By Charles Arrowsmith
LauncherVideo Game News & Analysis
E3 2021 Day 1 news: Ubisoft reveals Avatar first look, new Mario + Rabbids game
By Washington Post Staff
FOOD
Including recipes and tips from Voraciously
Our best pudding, parfait and panna cotta recipes for cool summer desserts
By Becky Krystal
Stock up on your favorite wine now: Low inventory and higher prices are on the horizon
By Dave McIntyre
This fruit-forward $13 rosé will quench your thirst this summer
By Dave McIntyre
Celebrate Juneteenth with hot links, chow-chow and a virtual cookout
By Aaron Hutcherson
TRAVEL
Including news and tips from By The Way
Airlines have seen an unprecedented rise in disruptive passengers. Experts say it could get worse.
By Hannah Sampson
A local’s guide to Las Vegas
By Chris Bitonti
In southwestern Wisconsin, the bucolic Driftless Area is an overlooked gem
By Carson Vaughan
A fully vaccinated cruise set sail in the Caribbean. Two passengers just tested positive for covid.
By Hannah Sampson
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