washingtonpost.com
Democracy Dies in Darkness
Quick view lets you read headlines faster.

New! Explore stories with our easy-to-scan homepage.
A man walks near the Tops Friendly Market as the sun sets in Buffalo on Monday. (Matt Burkhartt for The Post)
From Sandy Hook to Buffalo: 10 years of failure on gun control
President Biden has played a central role in the unsuccessful efforts to enact significant firearms legislation amid thousands of mass shootings.
By Ashley Parker, Tyler Pager and Colby Itkowitz
After the shock fades, fear rises in the aftermath of Buffalo shooting
Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, lied about secret database, report says
By Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Inside the GOP push to stop Trump ‘vendetta tour’ in Georgia
By Annie Linskey, Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer and Matthew Brown
He’s raised and spent millions running against Marjorie Taylor Greene
By Paul Schwartzman
Activists call for the cancellation of student debt in April outside an entrance to the White House. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)
Who has student loan debt?
Public awareness of education debt is high amid debates over loan forgiveness, yet little is discussed of how the debt shakes out.
By Alyssa Fowers and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
Biden: U.S. exploring monkeypox vaccines; ‘everybody’ should be concerned
By Annabelle Timsit and Seung Min Kim
WAR IN UKRAINE
(Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)
LIVE
Ukrainian leaders warn of dire situation in key eastern city of Severodonetsk
Battle for eastern Ukraine is ‘going to be bloody,’ Mullen says
Russia going ‘scorched earth’ in Severodonetsk, Ukrainian official says
Updates from battlefields: Russia seeks to surround key eastern city
A grasp at diplomacy as fighting grinds on in Ukraine
By Fenit Nirappil, Julian Duplain, Annabelle Timsit and Paulina Villegas
Ukraine’s first lady details war’s toll on the Zelensky family
By Jennifer Hassan
OPINIONS
Why racism is bad for White people
Opinion by E.J. Dionne Jr.
Putin is starving millions around the world
Opinion by the Editorial Board
10 lessons from Australia’s election rout
Opinion by Richard Glover
Do you feel the need for speed? I know I do.
Opinion by Kathleen Parker
Disturbing, even inaccurate, speech must be protected
Opinion by Thomas J. Balch
We’re ignoring a major culprit behind the teen mental health crisis
Opinion by Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright
Advertisement
ONLY FROM THE POST
EXCLUSIVE
Wife of Supreme Court justice pressed lawmakers to help reverse Trump’s loss, emails show
By Emma Brown
Perspective
A weekend of gun violence punctuates generations of hate
By Robin Givhan
EXCLUSIVE
How a Social Security program piled huge fines on the poor and disabled
By Lisa Rein
‘A magnet for rip-off artists’: Fraud took billions from pandemic jobless benefits, creating unwitting victims
By Tony Romm and Yeganeh Torbati
MORE TOP STORIES
(Steve Hendrix/The Post)
Israel begins largest eviction of Palestinians in decades
By Steve Hendrix and Shira Rubin
The Covid Money Trail
Live Nation subsidiaries got millions in aid meant for independent venues
By Yeganeh Torbati and Tony Romm
In new book, Kellyanne Conway takes aim at many targets — except Trump
By Ashley Parker
Sri Lanka’s former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, gestures toward his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
Inside the collapse of the Rajapaksa dynasty in Sri Lanka
By Gerry Shih and Hafeel Farisz
Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson to leave SNL as part of big cast shake-up
By Annabelle Timsit
Justin Thomas wins the PGA in a playoff after Mito Pereira’s nightmare at 18
By Chuck Culpepper58 minutes ago
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
This soldier fought for Finland, Nazi Germany and U.S. Special Forces
By George Bass
First shipment of baby formula arrives in Indianapolis from Germany
By Amy B Wang, Andrew Jeong and Carolyn Y. Johnson
In St. Louis, a young manager leads the last ride of Cardinals legends
By Chelsea Janes
GUIDE TO THE PANDEMIC
7-day avg. -
Weekly change-
7-day avg. -
Weekly change-
Current hosp. -
Weekly change-
Fully vaccinated-
Doses this week-
Data as of May 22 at 6:40 p.m.
Tracking coronavirus in animals takes on new urgency
By Ariana Eunjung Cha
(The Post)
One million Americans have died of covid. See how their lives were cut short.
By Alyssa Fowers and Leslie Shapiro
Coronavirus Updates newsletter
Key developments about the pandemic sent straight to your inbox. All stories in the newsletter are free.
DON’T MISS
Advertisement
FOR YOU
Recommended Stories
Biden’s risky outreach to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince
Opinion by the Editorial Board
The top 10 GOP presidential candidates for 2024, ranked
By Aaron Blake
Russia tries to rebound in Ukraine as prospects for victory fade
By Dan Lamothe, Ellen Nakashima and Alex Horton
Accountant retires on cruise ships to avoid cost of land living
By Sydney Page
MOST READ NOW
1
Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, kept secret database, report says
2Inside the Republican push to stop Trump’s ‘vendetta tour’ in Georgia
3In new book, Kellyanne Conway takes aim at many targets — except Trump
4Women, climate and culture wars: 10 lessons from Australia’s election rout
5They all starred in ‘Godspell.’ Then they became comedy legends.
SUBSCRIBER FAVORITES
Meet the parents who refuse to give their kids smartphones
Inside the sales machine of the ‘kingpin’ of opioid makers
How and why prescribed burns are used to reduce wildfire fuel
Perspective
10 feel-good shows and movies that will instantly lift your mood
Are you bad at texting? Here are the new rules for 2022.
25 YEARS OF CAROLYN HAX
Perspective
It’s been a quarter-century, and readers have questions
By Carolyn Hax
(Video: Allie Caren/The Post; graphic: Daron Taylor/The Post)
Perspective
Searing or hilarious: The most memorable advice
The milestone for The Post’s advice column gives us a great excuse to revisit some of Carolyn Hax’s most famous responses.
By Christine Loman and Carolyn Hax
Cartoonist Nick Galifianakis looks back on advice as art
READER Q&A
Carolyn Hax and cartoonist Nick Galifianakis answered your questions
By Carolyn Hax and Nick Galifianakis
Carolyn Hax: Invitation without a plus-one threatens decades of family friendship
By Carolyn Hax
Stay ahead of what’s ahead.
Try four weeks free
Mini Meta Crossword
Up for a new challenge? Solve our twist on a classic puzzle.
Play
LIFESTYLE
A statue of Pirates great Roberto Clemente stands outside PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (Shutterstock)
The best baseball cities for a summer road trip
Plan a summer vacation around a baseball game in a city that offers much more than nine innings of play.
By Stacey Lastoe
Perspective
No, you can’t ‘pick my brain,’ and here’s why
By Sharon De La Cruz
Perspective
A rock shattered our window in Jordan. It became a trip highlight.
By Steve Hendrix
INSPIRED LIFE
Accountant retires on cruise ships to avoid cost of land living
By Sydney Page
Queer camp counselor was told not to come back. So they opened their own camp.
By Sydney Page
Identical twin sisters unexpectedly give birth to sons on same day
By Sydney Page
ADVICE
(Nick Galifianakis/For The Washington Post)
Carolyn Hax: Invitation without a plus-one threatens decades of family friendship
Ask Amy: How do I support my trans son and hold on to my church?
Miss Manners: I didn’t wait for everyone to be served before eating
POLITICS
People are seen at a voter registration event in Griffin, Ga. (Eljah Nouvelage for The Post)
Primaries
Ga. voting surges after controversial election law
By Amy Gardner and Matthew Brown
The FixAnalysis
The top 10 GOP presidential candidates, ranked
By Aaron Blake
Prosecutors in Michael Sussman trial also take aim at Hillary Clinton, FBI and the media
By Devlin Barrett
WORLD
(Justin Tang/AP)
Deadly thunderstorm complex cuts power to nearly a million in Canada
By Jacob Feuerstein
Who is Anthony Albanese, the new Australian prime minister?
By Michael E. Miller
Australia ousts prime minister Scott Morrison, ending years of conservative rule
Global health talks clouded by conspiracy theories about pandemic treaty
By Adam Taylor
Advertisement
NATIONAL
(iStock)
Perspective
How does a high school full of low-income kids become the best in the U.S.?
New 2022 Challenge Index rankings show the rise of super-ambitious public school charters.
By Jay Mathews
For members of Mother Emanuel, Buffalo shooting stirs painful memories
By Keith L. Alexander and Vanessa Williams
Former accountant retires on cruise ships to avoid cost of living on land
By Sydney Page
Christina Seal with her children, Kael Warmack, 12, left, and Cullen Warmack, 15, at their home in Slidell, La. (Emily Kask for The Post)
To survive inflation, a teacher sells her plasma for an extra $400 to $500 a month
By Kyle Swenson
Poll: Black Americans fear more racist attacks
By Silvia Foster-Frau, Arelis R. Hernández, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin
Buffalo worker says shooting suspect used slur on earlier visit to store
Capital Weather Gang
Late May snow pastes Colorado 24 hours after 90-degree heat
By Jason Samenow
As violence rises in one school district, even teachers are targets
By Zoë Bernard
FOOD
(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post/Food styling by Gina Nistico for The Washington Post)
Take Instant Pot cooking to the next level with a pot-in-pot technique
By Joe Yonan
Make burger night better with recipes for patties, sauces and more
By Becky Krystal
Meet the man who has eaten a Big Mac a day for 50 years
By Emily Heil
Make sexy, smoky cocktails with grilled citrus, pineapple and more
By M. Carrie Allan
BUSINESS
Paul Ziemkiewicz stands above a clarifier at the acid mine drainage treatment plant in Albright, W.Va. (Dane Rhys)
Coal states explore how to recycle metal and rare earths from mine waste
By Austyn Gaffney and Dane Rhys
Gas prices rattle economy, but Americans keep driving
By Evan Halper
Why Biden hasn’t killed Trump’s China tariffs and made imports cheaper
By David J. Lynch
HELP DESK
(Post illustration)
Coming soon to a phone near you: A new wave of accessibility tools
By Chris Velazco
Ask Help Desk
How to set up legacy contacts for your online accounts
By Heather Kelly
The Future of Work
‘The office as we know it is over,’ Airbnb CEO says
By Danielle Abril
TECHNOLOGY
(Bloomberg News)
Tesla’s stock price dives as Twitter deal hangs in balance
By Rachel Lerman and Faiz Siddiqui
Start-ups in Ukraine make do with hallways, closets and bunkers
By Pranshu Verma
Justice Dept. says ‘good faith researchers’ no longer will face hacking charges
By Joseph Menn
AI may be searching you for guns the next time you go out in public
By Steven Zeitchik
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
John W. Bubbles as Domino Johnson in MGM’s “Cabin in the Sky,” 1943.(L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah)
Book Review
Michael Jackson and Bob Fosse owe their moves to a man named Bubbles
John W. Bubbles was the father of rhythm tap, but the dancer is little known. A new biography explores his life and contribution to the arts.
By Sarah L. Kaufman
The ‘margarita diplomacy’ of José Andrés
By Ann Hornaday
View Photos
“Kalven at sunset, 2021,” from “Look at me like you love me,” published by MACK Books. (Jess T. Duggan)
Perspective
These luminous portraits of queerness are also about life’s universality
By Kenneth Dickerman
Book Review
An award-winning science fiction writer’s love letter to the wilderness
By Jeff VanderMeer
Cannes Film Festival takes heat for inclusion of Russian film
By Kelsey Ables
New novels take old favorites for a spin
By Bethanne Patrick
D.C., MD. & VA.
Averie Timberlake attends class at Capitol Heights Elementary School in October. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
D.C.-area schools face rising covid cases, aren’t restoring strict rules
By Perry Stein, Hannah Natanson and Nicole Asbury
Capital Weather Gang
Storms leave behind scattered damage, 20,000 outages
By Jason Samenow, Molly Robey and Greg Porter43 minutes ago
A mounted northern snakehead on display at a store in Woolford, Md. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
From The Magazine
Like it or not, invasive ‘Frankenfish’ are still among us
Twenty years after their discovery in Maryland, northern snakeheads are beloved by some anglers.
By Jason Nark
Van Hollen discharged from hospital, recovering from minor stroke
By Meagan Flynn
Confederate flag found at Maryland high school, sparking investigation
By Lauren Lumpkin
He beat the best-funded GOP candidate in Virginia’s 10th. Meet Hung Cao.
By Meagan Flynn
Megabus rolls over on I-95 northeast of Baltimore, sending 15 to hospital
By Ian Duncan
Perspective
Better late than never: Straggler cicadas are emerging from the earth
By John Kelly
Known coronavirus cases and deaths per 100,000
GOING OUT GUIDE
Review
New Heights, a longtime favorite, undergoes a delicious reinvention
Del McCoury is still going strong — and so is his festival
Biking for beer: A guide to the Metropolitan Beer Trail
REAL ESTATE
T.J. Oshie puts his McLean, Va., house on market for $7.5 million
Mortgage rates dip, but the change ‘isn’t a trend,’ expert says
Renovating amid the pandemic with the must-haves to suit their needs
Advertisement
SPORTS
(Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
Perspective
For Celtics and Heat, gruesome playoff injuries hurt so good
By Candace Buckner
As the French Open gets underway, Wimbledon drama can’t be avoided
By Liz Clarke
Adley Rutschman finished 1 for 3 with a walk in a game the Orioles lost, 6-1, one of the happiest nights at Camden Yards in years. (Gail Burton/AP)
With Adley Rutschman in the majors, hope stands behind home plate for the Orioles
By Chelsea Janes
Perspective
Life was a ball with Roger Angell. How lucky we were to read about it.
By Thomas Boswell
Nats tweak the lineup and end up with a lopsided win over the Brewers
By Jesse Dougherty
With late three-goal flourish, Manchester City wins Premier League
By Cindy Boren
Benches clear in Yankees-White Sox after Josh Donaldson calls Tim Anderson ‘Jackie’
By Cindy Boren
Stephen Strasburg, Joe Ross to start minor league rehab assignments
By Jesse Dougherty
Still-perfect Maryland lacrosse plows past Virginia to reach Final Four
By Patrick Stevens
TRAVEL
Including news and tips from By The Way
Inside one of the traboules on Rue du Boeuf in Lyon. (Photos by Lily Radziemski for The Washington Post)
In Lyon’s network of hidden passageways, footfalls of the past
By Lily Radziemski
A rock shattered our window in Jordan. It became a trip highlight.
By Steve Hendrix
Perspective
Dining solo is one of the great joys of traveling
By Chris Dong
Frontier passenger gave birth in bathroom with help of flight attendant
By Hannah Sampson
HEALTH & SCIENCE
(Alexa Juliana Ard, Meryl Kornfield/The Post)
Video
What to know about monkeypox
By Alexa Juliana Ard and Meryl Kornfield
CDC tells doctors to be on alert for monkeypox as global cases rise
Scientist finds professor who supported her love for bugs when she was 4
By Dawn Fallik
Down two thrusters, Boeing’s Starliner docks with space station
By Christian Davenport
Amazonian ‘camera traps’ provided images for massive archive
By Erin Blakemore
DIVERSIONS
washingtonpost.com
© 1996-2022 The Washington Post
About The Post
Contact the Newsroom
Contact Customer Care
Request a Correction
Send a News Tip
Report a Vulnerability
Download the Washington Post App
Policies & Standards
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Cookie Settings
Print Products Terms of Sale
Digital Products Terms of Sale
Submissions & Discussion Policy
RSS Terms of Service
Ad Choices