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Israel-Hamas fighting tests Biden, exposes Democratic rifts
The worst violence in years between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip risks drawing the United States into just the kind of Middle East morass that President Biden hoped to avoid.
By Anne Gearan and John Hudson
Hamas launches more rockets, Israeli jets strike Gaza as casualties rise and rioters fight in streets
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‘Normal tourist visit’: Republicans try to recast deadly Jan. 6 attack on Capitol by pro-Trump mob
By Colby Itkowitz
Rep. Greene aggressively confronts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, causing N.Y. lawmaker to raise security concerns
By Marianna Sotomayor
For GOP, the situation with Rep. Liz Cheney was, in a word, unspeakable
By Ben Terris
Their parents were dying of covid in India. For 12 frantic days, two sisters tried to save them.
By Ruby Mellen
Biden administration struggles to limit political damage from gas shortage
By Sean Sullivan1 hour ago
Biden signs executive order designed to strengthen federal digital defenses
Panic buying hits Southeast as pipeline resumes operations
Economic tremors hit White House at crucial moment for Biden policy agenda
By Jeff Stein, Rachel Siegel and Andrew Van Dam
CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS
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Japanese towns abandon plans to host Olympians amid covid capacity concerns
In Britain, concerns grow that variant found in India may be more transmissible than U.K. variant
More bodies found along India’s Ganges River as covid-19 hits rural areas
OPINIONS
No, the economic recovery is not a bust — yet
Opinion by the Editorial Board
If U.S. museums say Black Lives Matter, then they should return Africa’s stolen art
Opinion by Karen Attiah
Josh Hawley’s latest book should be the catalyst to take down Big Tech
Opinion by Hugh Hewitt
The GOP’s past election lies led to Trump’s big one
Opinion by E.J. Dionne Jr.
As pediatricians, we say please don’t use precious coronavirus vaccines on healthy children
Opinion by Adam Finn and Richard Malley
The cancel-culture Republicans just canceled Liz Cheney
Opinion by Dana Milbank
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YOUR LIFE AT HOME
Perspective
‘Help Wanted’ signs point to big summer travel problems
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Summer trips all booked up? Don’t forget about the big cities.
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Derek Chauvin qualifies for a longer sentence in George Floyd’s murder, judge rules
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A judge found prosecutors had proven beyond a reasonable doubt four of five aggravating factors in Floyd’s killing that they argued should result in a tougher prison sentence.
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Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn expected to answer House committee questions ‘as soon as possible’
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Urban heat waves, loss of Alaskan permafrost signal intensifying climate change, EPA finds in report delayed by Trump officials
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Biden hails coronavirus vaccine for younger people as ‘one more giant step’ in pandemic fight
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine seeks to incentivize coronavirus vaccines with chance to win $1 million
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Mysterious, devastating brain disorder hits dozens in Canadian province
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He wanted to steal gas for his pickup, police said. So he drilled into U-Hauls and caused a spill.
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Body-cam footage shows Capitol rioter celebrating as D.C. cop is beaten and Tasered: ‘I got one!’
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Tesla stops accepting bitcoin, citing ‘great cost to the environment.’ The cryptocurrency’s value sank.
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Girl meets movie star in ‘Finding You,’ a surprisingly unaffected Y.A. love story
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POLITICS
Pentagon chief under Trump  attributes Capitol breach to ‘organized conspiracy’
Christopher Miller led the Pentagon until the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. (CQ Roll Call)
The assessment was a stark departure from Christopher Miller’s previous public statements about what led to the Jan. 6 assault on Congress.
By Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett
The FixAnalysis
Trump’s defense secretary suddenly backs off blaming him for Capitol riot
By Aaron Blake
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McCarthy pushes out Liz Cheney, then pushes bipartisanship at the White House
By Paul Kane
Analysis
The GOP just canceled Liz Cheney
By Aaron Blake
The DebriefAnalysis
Biden meets with congressional leaders on a day of turmoil
By Matt Viser and Seung Min Kim
Biden works to seize a political edge as the GOP faces discord
By Matt Viser and Mike DeBonis
Meet the men behind the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom
By James Cornsilk
After spreading false claims, Michigan Republican wants to register, fine fact-checkers
By Katie Shepherd
Elise Stefanik said she was one of the ‘most bipartisan’ members of Congress, then went all in on Trump’s false election claims
By Michael Kranish
Tracking Biden appointees
By Harry Stevens and Madison Walls
WORLD
In Iraq, powerful militias assassinate protesters with impunity
Mourners carry the body of Iraqi anti-government activist Ehab al-Wazni during his funeral at the Imam Hussein Shrine in Karbala, Iraq, on May 9. (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images)
By Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim
Widespread blackouts hit Taiwan after power plant trips
By Eva Dou and Pei Lin Wu44 minutes ago
Germany’s rising Green party echoes many U.S. policies. That could rattle pipeline plans from Russia.
By Loveday Morris
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The battle for Myanmar is far from over
By Adam Taylor
Uruguay, once a coronavirus model, struggles against a deadly wave
By Maite Fernández Simon
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NATIONAL
Alleged Capitol rioter told FBI he was allowed to breach building because he pays his taxes, feds say
A pro-Trump mob attempts to break through a police barrier at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. (Julio Cortez/AP)
The 80-year-old allegedly told investigators he believed the Jan. 6 attack was “staged” and blamed antifa.
By Kim Bellware
St. Croix refinery halts operations after raining oil on local residents once again
By Juliet Eilperin
Capital Weather Gang
Aurora sighted in northern U.S. as powerful geomagnetic storm continues
By Matthew Cappucci
Capital Weather Gang
A damaging tornado struck New Orleans early Wednesday morning
By Matthew Cappucci
Officials opened 12 slots to kill bison at a national park. 45,000 people applied.
By Paulina Firozi
A maskless airline passenger blew his nose into a blanket. He now faces a $10,500 fine.
By Hannah Sampson
D.C., MD. & VA.
Maryland to lift all business capacity limits on Saturday
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Gov. Larry Hogan (R) also said the indoor mask mandate will be lifted when 70 percent of Maryland adults have received one dose of vaccine, expected by Memorial Day weekend.
By Ovetta Wiggins, Rebecca Tan and Rachel Chason
Maryland scales back most controversial part of Beltway toll lanes plan
By Katherine Shaver
Motorists line up at stations in D.C. region; shortage of truck drivers compounds situation
By Justin Wm. Moyer, Katherine Shaver and Michael Laris
Perspective
Children in this D.C. neighborhood have waited too long for a place to play
By Theresa Vargas
Released early after a murder conviction, man is charged in new homicide
By Paul Duggan, Keith L. Alexander and Peter Hermann
Mother of missing baby tells activist the child died and she disposed of body
By Peter Hermann
Capital Weather Gang
D.C.-area forecast: Pleasantly mild through the weekend with plenty of sun
By David Streit
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GOING OUT GUIDE
After a year away, the DC Improv opens its doors for socially distanced stand-up
By Thomas Floyd
At the Renwick Gallery, four artists conjure Mother Nature out of fabric, metal, glass and paper
By Mark Jenkins
How singer-songwriter and ER nurse Mike Jones would spend a perfect day in D.C.
By Thomas Floyd
REAL ESTATE
New apartments leasing in Arlington County’s Rosslyn-Ballston corridor
A family-friendly Gaithersburg neighborhood lures back those who grew up there
Renter asks about contesting ‘excessive’ condo fees
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
The economic recovery is getting messy. Just ask working women.
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Job growth for women is so low that, at the rate seen in April, it would take 28 months to regain the losses of the pandemic — and longer when population growth is accounted for.
By Hannah Denham, Taylor Telford and Andrew Van Dam
As violence in Israel and Gaza plays out on social media, activists raise concerns about tech companies’ interference
By Antonia Noori Farzan
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Sportsman who built Orvis into an upscale sporting brand dies at 93
By Harrison Smith
IBM says new ultradense microchip might one day quadruple your cellphone’s battery life
By Dalvin Brown
Blue Origin’s loss to SpaceX on the lunar lander contract may get Congress to do something it hadn’t done before: Give NASA extra money
By Christian Davenport
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HEALTH & SCIENCE
Are ‘covid nails’ a sign you had the virus? Experts weigh in.
By Allyson Chiu
Upon further review, 2020 tied a record for the most major hurricanes in the Atlantic
By Matthew Cappucci
In wide-ranging interview, Bill Nelson lays out his vision for NASA
By Christian Davenport
Some consumer-friendly air purifiers destroy the coronavirus, and they have FDA certification to prove it
By Dalvin Brown
SPORTS
The 2021 NFL schedule is out. Check out this year’s must-see games.
Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers will host the Cowboys on Sept. 9 to open the NFL season. (Steve Luciano/AP)
This will be the NFL’s first 17-game regular season, and the league is planning for a return to normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic caused numerous postponements and adjustments last year.
By Mark Maske
Washington’s schedule includes three prime-time games and matchups with Chiefs and Bucs
By Sam Fortier
Analysis
Which Washington Football Team games will be most fun to watch? We rated them all.
By Scott Allen
Washington Football Team signs veteran left tackle Charles Leno Jr.
By Nicki Jhabvala
Zdeno Chara was Boston’s leader. As the Caps’ Cup pursuit begins, he must face his former team.
By Samantha Pell
No relief in sight for the Nationals, who fall to the Phillies in 10 innings
By Gene Wang
Wizards waste a late lead and a prime chance to clinch a play-in spot against the Hawks
By Ava Wallace
Conor McGregor tops list of highest-paid athletes in the world over past year
By Des Bieler
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LIFESTYLE
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A young person wrote a poem about pandemic despair. It gave me hope.
I have watched many people — adults and children alike — succumb to pressures of the pandemic. I was wrong about one girl.
By John Kaag
Perspective
We’re struggling to get our kids to the dinner table. What do we do?
By Meghan Leahy
Perspective
These native woodland plants deserve a spot in any garden
By Adrian Higgins
ADVICE
Carolyn Hax: New fiance questions her prominent role at ex’s mother’s funeral
Ask Amy: Husband claims slur is ‘just a word’
Miss Manners: Responding to rude questions about vaccine eligibility
THE LILY
Elevating stories about women
Beauty routines changed in the pandemic. What will happen when we reemerge?
The link between intimate partner violence and mass shootings
I got sober during the pandemic. What will happen when my friends meet this version of me?
How to better support survivors of domestic violence in a pandemic, according to experts
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
TV Review
‘The Underground Railroad’ is traumatic, unflinching and relentless. It is also beautiful, must-see TV.
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Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of “The Underground Railroad,” Colson Whitehead’s award-winning novel, confronts slavery and celebrates the resilience of the people who were oppressed by it.
By Bethonie Butler
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Acclaimed jazz trombonist of hard-bop, dies at 88
By Matt Schudel
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Great Works, In FocusCritic’s Notebook
There’s rhythm in this Piet Mondrian masterpiece. Is there also code?
The Dutch painter's "Broadway Boogie-Woogie" shows how his art reduced empirical things to a binary language of vertical and horizontal lines.
By Sebastian Smee
Movie Reivew
‘Saw’ sequel ‘Spiral’ is a throwback — for better and for worse
By Michael O'Sullivan
Book Review
Forget the bestseller list: These lesser-known works deserve your attention
By Michael Dirda
LauncherVideo Game Preview
‘Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’ is Insomniac’s attempt at a timeless game
By Gene Park
FOOD
Including recipes and tips from Voraciously
5 bright, crunchy side salads to perk up any meal
By Kari Sonde
This luscious challah relies on egg yolks, honey and fruit juice for tenderness and flavor
By Olga Massov
A chicken and orzo soup that’s fresh enough for spring, with leeks, peas and asparagus
By Ann Maloney
Cicada season closes one restaurant patio, but others are ready for the buzz
By Emily Heil
TRAVEL
Including news and tips from By The Way
CDC lifts some mask rules for vaccinated cruise passengers
By Hannah Sampson
A maskless airline passenger blew his nose into a blanket. He now faces a $10,500 fine.
By Hannah Sampson
Luxury ranches and mini-moons: How covid has changed honeymoons
By Natalie B. Compton
Perspective
‘Help Wanted’ signs point to big summer travel problems
By Christopher Elliott
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