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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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Feeling lonely?
Older people can face serious health effects from being isolated — and yet, being isolated is the only thing that can keep them safe, Senior Producer Maggie Penman reports. Plus, Global Opinions writer Jason Rezaian on how he survived solitary confinement in Iran — and how you can survive social distancing, too. And, though we may be apart, a reminder that we’re not alone, from science reporter Sarah Kaplan.

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Human connection bolsters the immune system. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be kind.

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Apr 03, 2020
A New York hospital transformed by the pandemic
Inside a New York hospital on the front lines of the pandemic. And how health-care workers are forced to face their own mortality. 

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Apr 02, 2020
Should everyone be wearing a face mask?
How Europe is weathering the crisis, from the U.K. to Hungary. The federal government’s internal debate over whether to tell all Americans to cover their faces in public, from health reporter Lena Sun. And the linen company that’s making medical masks, from reporter Arelis R. Hernández.

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Memos from the CDC to the White House lay out the rationale for possible widespread use of face coverings.

Cruise ships canceled orders. Then hotels. Now, a linen company is making medical masks.

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Apr 01, 2020
The ethics of incarceration during a pandemic
What coronavirus means for crowded prisons, from reporter Kimberly Kindy. The tension in a community that’s dealing with a deadly outbreak but reluctant to shut down its economy, from Cleve Wootson. And, how the virus is separating extended families, from Caitlin Gibson.

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Amid fears that the coronavirus will be particularly deadly in the crowded prisons and jails, counties and states are releasing thousands of inmates.

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Mar 31, 2020
How do you 'shelter in place' when you're homeless?
White House economics reporter Jeff Stein explains how corporations are benefiting from the stimulus package. And Hannah Dreier on why “sheltering in place” isn’t really an option for people who are homeless.

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What’s in the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package?

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Mar 30, 2020
School’s out forever?
School closures are a big deal for kids and parents, says education reporter Moriah Balingit. How the shift to online learning has exposed America’s deep digital divide from Tony Romm. And an audio diary of working from home with kids, from Alexis Diao.

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The move to online learning is exposing Internet-access inequality among kids in the U.S.

Post Reports producer Alexis Diao keeps a diary of working from home with kids. Here are tips for working from home and keeping your sanity.

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Mar 27, 2020
Will the biggest stimulus bill in U.S. history be enough?
Many Americans will receive a check during the pandemic –– but how much, and when? Heather Long explains the federal relief package. Emily Heil checks in with laid-off restaurant workers. And, Abha Bhattarai on those who can’t afford to stock up.

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Who’s set to receive a check from the government during the pandemic? Find out here.

Laid-off restaurant industry workers are trying to find a way to live during this pandemic.

Imagine a 69-year-old woman unable to buy the groceries she needs during the outbreak. She’s not alone.

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Do you qualify for a stimulus check? Find out with this calculator.

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Mar 26, 2020
Why cruises kept sailing despite coronavirus dangers
Cruise ships continued to sail as the coronavirus spread. Beth Reinhard explains why. Michael Scherer reports on the awkwardness of campaigning during a pandemic. And Simon Denyer on how Japan is handling covid-19.

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Cruises didn’t stop operations until it was too late. Health experts are asking why.

How do you campaign for president during a pandemic?

Japan is handling the coronavirus in its own way. Here’s what that looks like.

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Mar 25, 2020
The quiet genius of a zombie virus
Brady Dennis reports on the growing number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States. Sarah Kaplan explains the science of why this virus is so dangerous. And, Rick Maese on the Tokyo Olympics, now postponed until 2021. 

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‘It’s going to get bad’: As outbreak surges, nation faces tough start to a grim week.

The science behind what makes this coronavirus so sneaky, deadly and difficult to defeat.

The 2020 Olympics will be postponed. We talked to athletes about how they’re feeling.

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Mar 24, 2020
The pandemic warnings that were ignored
Shane Harris on what U.S. officials knew about the global threat of the novel coronavirus, and when they knew it. Chris Mooney on why the coronavirus is killing more men. And, Dan Zak reflects on our shifting sense of time and space during the pandemic.

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The coronavirus is killing far more men than women. Epidemiologists are trying to figure out why.

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Mar 23, 2020
Tiny decisions will determine our collective future
William Wan on how the novel coronavirus will radically alter the United States. Maura Judkis on social distancing with roommates. Plus, Julie Zauzmer’s dispatch from churches deciding what’s more important: fellowship and prayer, or public health?

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Here’s what may lie ahead based on math models, hospital projections and past pandemics

Whose bedroom becomes the infirmary? Group-house living just got a whole lot trickier.

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Mar 20, 2020
Republicans’ radical about-face on bailouts
Phil Rucker on how Republicans are throwing out the political playbook by supporting a massive bailout for the economy. Chris Rowland on the search for a treatment for the coronavirus. And Min Joo Kim reports on how South Korea got testing right.

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Trump’s $1 trillion stimulus package composed of bailouts and personal checks is gaining support from Republicans, a tactic the party has traditionally opposed.

As scientists race to find a treatment for the novel coronavirus, they’re looking at experimental drugs from past outbreaks.

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Mar 19, 2020
Trump’s economic Hail Mary
Jeff Stein explains Trump’s plan to bail out companies hit hard by the coronavirus. Tony Romm on whether Silicon Valley and the White House could use location data to fight the outbreak. And Julie Zauzmer on the Christians who say this isn’t the end of the world, though it feels like it.

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In an effort to alleviate the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, the White House says it is considering different scenarios, including a bailout for hard-hit companies.

The White House and Silicon Valley are considering using location data from mobile phones to help fight coronavirus — but what does that mean for our privacy?

Everything is fine: It’s not the end of the world as we know it (according to biblical texts). 

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Mar 18, 2020
Social distancing may be our only hope
Lena Sun clears up what “social distancing” means and why it’s important. William Wan explains why it’ll probably take months — not weeks — for the coronavirus threat to subside. And Caroline Kitchener with tips on how to talk to friends about staying home. 

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It’s a make-or-break moment with coronavirus to test a basic — but disruptive — public health tool.

How long will social distancing for coronavirus have to last? Depends on a few factors.

How to talk to your friends about social distancing when they’re still hitting the clubs.

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Mar 17, 2020
Will the coronavirus derail the Democratic primary?
Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck explains how the coronavirus could impact the presidential election. Andrew Freedman on why the coronavirus won’t necessarily go away in the summer. And how new health screenings at airports are playing out, from Post Reports executive producer Madhulika Sikka. 

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The coronavirus outbreak is rattling voters and election officials ahead of Tuesday’s primaries.

Will the coronavirus be thwarted by a change of seasons

New travel restrictions are meant to help slow the spread of coronavirus — but they’re also causing headaches for travelers and major delays at airports.

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Mar 16, 2020
What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S.
Neena Satija explains what went wrong with coronavirus testing in the United States. And Brady Dennis on the effect the outbreak is having on carbon emissions. 

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Trump has said that “anybody” who wants to be tested for the coronavirus could be, but that’s not true

One consequence of the coronavirus? It could halt emissions growth. 

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Mar 13, 2020
Trump's Europe travel ban causes confusion
Katie Zezima explains the new U.S. travel restrictions from Europe. Peter Whoriskey and Abha Bhattarai report on how paid sick leave, or lack thereof, is exposing vulnerabilities in the U.S. And, Ben Golliver on the NBA’s suspended season.

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Trump announced late Wednesday that flights from Europe to the U.S. would be halted starting Friday. It’s the most aggressive move by the federal government in response to the coronavirus, but is it enough?

Millions of workers lack sick pay. This will affect how the outbreak will spread in the U.S. 

NBA suspends season indefinitely after a Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus.

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Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus is sparing children. No one knows why.
The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. On today’s Post Reports, William Wan says the virus is sparing kids — and understanding why could be key to finding a treatment or vaccine. Political reporter Aaron Blake reports on Biden’s “Big Tuesday” wins. And Robert Samuels talks to a Bernie supporter who is second-guessing his behavior online.

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The results from Tuesday’s primary contests are still coming in, but Joe Biden pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders as the clear front-runner in the Democratic race for the White House. 

Sanders supporters are beginning to wonder whether the campaign tactics help or hurt his chance of a presidency. 

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Mar 11, 2020
Can we quarantine the economy?
Today on Post Reports, Chico Harlan with a dispatch from Italy after a country-wide lockdown goes into effect. Heather Long answers your questions about the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the markets. And, Ben Guarino on the audacious efforts to reforest the planet to fight climate change.

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Italy is under lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus. It is the most aggressive step taken in the West to curb the outbreak. 

All eyes are on the stock market Wednesday after a stunning drop on Tuesday over coronavirus concerns. Read the Post’s ongoing coronavirus coverage here. 

The world’s climate is changing. Read about the audacious efforts to stop that with this timeless practice. 

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Mar 10, 2020
The irony of Trump’s casual attitude toward coronavirus
Today on Post Reports, Toluse Olorunnipa on how the coronavirus is testing President Trump’s leadership. Susannah George and Missy Ryan on how Afghanistan’s instability could affect peace talks. And remembering an English village that self-quarantined during the bubonic plague. 

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More than 500 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States, including an attendee of a conference where President Trump spoke. Follow our live coverage here. 

In Afghanistan, rival presidential inaugurations took place Monday — a day before negotiations between the government and the Taliban were expected to start. 

As governments around the world impose quarantines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it is worth remembering the extraordinary story of an English village that faced an outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 17th century.

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Mar 09, 2020
The fight for the soul of America’s political parties
Political reporter Dan Balz on the ebb and flow of the two political parties and how much power they actually have. And Jada Yuan on whether celebrity endorsements make a difference for presidential candidates.

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The Democrats seem split between an “establishment” candidate and a candidate who isn’t a Democrat at all. Dan Balz on what’s up with the Democratic Party and how much power the establishment actually has.

Do celebrity endorsements make a difference for presidential candidates? The short answer is no. Well, except for that one time.

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Mar 06, 2020
And then there were two
Annie Linskey and Amber Phillips consider the end of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign and what it means for the delegates she won. Aaron Blake explains why you should care about a scuffle between Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. And, a portrait of a portrait, from Sebastian Smee.

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Now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is out of the presidential race, how will her delegates swing?

The beauty of a painting, of a girl arranging her hair

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Mar 05, 2020
So ... Biden?
Today on Post Reports, Philip Bump talks through the Super Tuesday results and the narrowing field of Democratic candidates. Heather Long explains the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates in response to the coronavirus outbreak. And the proper way to wash your hands, according to a microbiologist.

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The Democrats’ race for the nomination is reshaped after Joe Biden’s surge on Super Tuesday

The Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates in response to the coronavirus. One economist says it’s like putting a Band-Aid on your arm to cure a headache.

The right way to wash your hands, according to an expert. 

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Mar 04, 2020
Abortion in the age of a conservative Supreme Court
Caroline Kitchener on the abortion restriction being tested at the Supreme Court. William Wan on how the coronavirus epidemic could play out. And an island full of Buttigiegs, from Chico Harlan.

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An abortion case out of Louisiana is a first test for Trump’s Supreme Court justices.

How is the coronavirus outbreak going to end? Here’s how similar epidemics played out.

In this village, 1 in every 14 people is a Buttigieg.

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Mar 03, 2020
Super Tuesday, in 16 dispatches.
On Super Tuesday, more states hold contests to pick a presidential nominee, more voters have a chance to go to the polls and more delegates are allotted to candidates than on any other day on the primary calendar. We bring you to each of the 14 states holding primaries, as well as the global primary for Americans abroad and one U.S. territory.  

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Mar 02, 2020
Your questions about coronavirus, answered
Health reporters Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein answer your questions about the coronavirus. Marian Liu talks about the discrimination Asian Americans have experienced since the start of the outbreak. And Week 4 of being quarantined with your partner ... and your mother-in-law.
Everything you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak
How coronavirus is being used as a justification for racism.
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Feb 28, 2020
What millennial voters care about in 2020
Eugene Scott describes the impact young voters may have on the presidential election. Drew Harwell on the psychological toll of Web-connected cameras. And Dan Keating explains whether the stop-and-frisk program is actually what lowered the crime rate in New York City, as former mayor Michael Bloomberg claims. 

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What do young South Carolina Democrats want most in the upcoming election? Big change.

Ring, Nest and other Internet-connected cameras have normalized surveillance and created a nation of voyeurs

An analysis of crime data in New York City suggests that the stop-and-frisk program championed by former mayor Mike Bloomberg wasn’t a major component in dropping crime rates.

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Feb 27, 2020
The ‘radical feminists’ working against trans rights
Abha Bhattarai unpacks Walmart’s “Great Workplace” program, and why it means layoffs for workers. Samantha Schmidt on a strain of feminism that rejects the existence of transgender identity. And Shibani Mahtani explains how China’s ambitions are choking the Mekong River. 

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Walmart employees say they’re preparing for job cuts as the retailer rolls out its “Great Workplace” program.

Conservatives have found an unlikely ally in fighting transgender rights: so-called “radical feminists.”

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Feb 26, 2020
Reparations, rebranded
Matt Viser and Lenny Bernstein on how an old field of candidates changes the norms around the presidency. Tracy Jan looks into Rep. James Clyburn’s anti-poverty program, recast as reparations. Plus, Monica Hesse examines how Harvey Weinstein’s conviction changed the way we talk about rape. 

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Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) proposed a race-neutral anti-poverty program a decade ago. Presidential candidates recast it as compensation for slavery.

A historically old field of candidates refuses to release their health records.

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Feb 25, 2020
Mayors back Bloomberg’s bid
Fenit Nirappil asks why D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser supports Michael Bloomberg, even as he gets slammed by critics on race and gender issues. Joanna Slater discusses Trump’s visit to India. And NASA mourns the death of Katherine Johnson, a “hidden figure” during the 1960s space race, who died at 101.

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Critics slam Bloomberg on race, gender. D.C.’s black, female mayor has his back.

Katherine Johnson, ‘hidden figure’ at NASA during 1960s space race, dies at 101.

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Feb 24, 2020
Shopping under the influence
Shane Harris talks about the lingering threat of Russian election interference and how the administration is responding. Abha Bhattarai on a new gimmick from retailers. And Gillian Brockell and Jessica Contrera on the CIA’s rebellious neighbors.

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President Trump chooses a new acting director of national intelligence, following revelations that Russia wants President Trump reelected.

Boozy shopping is a thing now. Find out why stores like Whole Foods and Nordstrom are hooked.

In 1933, two rebellious women bought a home in Virginia’s woods. Then the CIA moved in.

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Feb 21, 2020
Kids are using Trump’s words to bully their classmates
Michael Scherer on the heated Nevada Democratic debate. And John Woodrow Cox andHannah Natanson talk about how President Trump’s rhetoric has affected bullying in American schools. 

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Mike Bloomberg made his prime-time debut at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas — and he didn’t get a warm welcome from the other candidates. 

The president’s rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of children are harassed in American classrooms.

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Feb 20, 2020
ICE is using therapy notes to deport young immigrants
Hannah Dreier on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses therapists’ notes to keep young immigrants detained. Damian Paletta discusses how the coronavirus is affecting American companies. And Ishaan Tharoor on the Nordic governing Bernie Sanders loves so much.

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Notes from therapists who work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement can be used against detained young immigrants in court.

The coronavirus is disrupting manufacturing in China. That’s not great for American companies such as Apple and Nike.

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Feb 19, 2020
The profane ‘wit and wisdom’ of Mike Bloomberg
Political investigative reporter Michael Kranish on Mike Bloomberg’s long history of alleged sexism and profanity. And Travis DeShong describes a new kind of card game meant to make even people at dinner parties more vulnerable.

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Newly uncovered documents show Mike Bloomberg’s long history of alleged sexism and profanity in the workplace

Don’t like people, or even yourself? Try a vulnerability card game.

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Feb 18, 2020
The loves and scandals of President Harding
Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond.

In this Presidents’ Day special from Post Reports, we revisit an episode of The Post’s “Presidential” podcast with host Lillian Cunningham. Cunningham and Nicole Hemmer of the University of Virginia's Miller Center helps guide us through the wild life and presidency of Warren G. Harding — and the interesting connection between his presidency and The Washington Post.

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Listen and learn more by checking out the Washington Post podcast “Presidential” — a deep dive into the life and legacy of every U.S. president. 

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Feb 17, 2020
How a non-binary teen claimed their identity
Tara Bahrampour on what coming of age looks like for a non-binary teen. And, revisiting the wisdom of George Washington with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. 

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Becoming Eli: Getting their parents to accept their new name means everything to this non-binary teen. 

The wisdom of the first president, with Doris Kearns Goodwin, who spoke with Lillian Cunningham, host of The Post’s “Presidential” podcast.

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Feb 14, 2020
Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation
Kim Bellware on how disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading online. Danielle Paquette on the drawdown of Firestone’s factories in Liberia, where the tire company has been central to the economy. And Rick Maese takes us inside a Tokyo dojo.

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As the coronavirus spreads, so does disinformation about the outbreak, stoking fears and racism.

The tire company Firestone has a long, complicated history with Liberia. The drawdown of its factories is devastating workers there and causing a seismic chasm in the country’s economy.

Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, but Japan’s iconic sport will be absent from the lineup. Only men are allowed to compete professionally, but some women are pushing their way in. 

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Feb 13, 2020
The politicization of the Justice Department
Today on Post Reports, Matt Zapotosky reports on the fight for independence within the Justice Department after Attorney General William P. Barr intervened in the sentencing guidelines for Roger Stone. Political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down the New Hampshire primary results, and what they mean for the Democrat’s race for the White House. And columnist Monica Hesse says that questions of Elizabeth Warren’s electability are a self-fulfilling prophecy for her supporters.

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Four prosecutors quit after Attorney General William P. Barr shortened Roger Stone’s sentencing request, one sign of turmoil engulfing the Justice Department. 

Sanders takes the New Hampshire primary. Can he keep up the momentum to Nevada? 

Since 2016, the question of a candidate’s electability has mutated into an abstract panic over whether any woman can be elected in 2020. 

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Feb 12, 2020
The CIA’s ‘coup of the century’
Greg Miller on how governments all over the world got played by the CIA. Simon Denyer and Lenny Bernstein on the increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess. And Griff Witte says there are few signs of President Trump’s “blue-collar boom’ in New Hampshire’s poorest city.

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The increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where cases of coronavirus have doubled

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Feb 11, 2020
What Trump’s company charges the Secret Service
Eugene Scott weighs the stakes of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. David Fahrenthold reports on what Trump’s companies are charging the government. And Teddy Amenabar reflects on the gendered perceptions of 2-in-1 shampoos.

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  • The still-crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates faces its next contest: the New Hampshire primary. Will it narrow the field at all?
  • The Secret Service has paid rates as high as $650 a night for rooms at President Trump’s properties. That’s according to federal records and people who have seen the receipts
  • The Internet’s proof that men don’t care about grooming: 2-in-1 shampoos. But their bad reputation may be undeserved.

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Feb 10, 2020
‘Unshackled and unleashed’: Trump, post-acquittal
Today on Post Reports, Philip Rucker describes what the presidency could look like post-impeachment. And ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Sarah Hashemi considers whether gendered categories should be eliminated from award shows. 

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Historians and legal experts say President Trump’s acquittal could have profound ramifications for what future presidents consider permissible conduct

The Oscars have a gender problem. Non-binary actors have some solutions.

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Feb 07, 2020
The race to find a cure for the coronavirus
Today on Post Reports, Anna Fifield describes the eerie emptiness that has taken hold across China under the threat of the coronavirus. David Lynch reports on the epidemic’s impact on the global economy. Carolyn Johnson explains the hurdles disease specialists are facing in creating a vaccine for the virus. And Justin George on Bernie Madoff’s plea for “compassionate release.”

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Major Chinese cities are becoming quiet ghost towns, as residents lock themselves away from the threat of the coronavirus. Read more about how this is affecting domestic and international industry.

Ponzi scheme king Bernie Madoff has asked for compassionate medical release from prison. Hear from the man himself.

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Feb 06, 2020
Iowa and the future of election technology
Today on Post Reports: Tony Romm on the makers of the app that set back the results of the Iowa caucuses. Samantha Schmidt describes how sex education classes in some states are reacting to the #MeToo era. And Mike DeBonis on a surprise moment in the Senate impeachment trial.

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An untested app rolled out and broke down during the Iowa caucuses. Read more about the company that delivered it.

Propelled by the #MeToo movement, a growing number of states are mandating consent be taught in sex education classes

The Senate impeachment trial went pretty much as predicted — with one notable exception on its last day

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Feb 05, 2020
Inside the chaos of the Iowa caucuses
Today on Post Reports, Jenna Johnson explains the result delays at the Iowa caucuses. Juliet Eilperin fills us in on the many environmental policy changes we’ve missed while distracted by impeachment and the election. And Abha Bhattarai on the mindful appeal of Legos.

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An epic breakdown in Iowa shines a spotlight on the caucus system as a whole

While impeachment and the election have held our attention, President Trump has dismantled age-old policies in the environmental world –– among them, one protecting migratory birds

The world’s largest toymaker is pitching its bricks as a form of mindfulness. Read more about the adults gladly playing along.

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Feb 04, 2020
The new targets of Trump’s travel ban
Today on Post Reports, national reporter Abigail Hauslohner outlines the expansion of President Trump’s travel ban. Beth Reinhard looks into how presidential pardoning has evolved under Trump. And Dan Balz explores whether a president can be impeached more than once. 

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President Trump’s expanded travel ban has been blasted by Democrats as “clearly discriminatory” against people from predominantly black and Muslim nations

In his first three years of office, Trump issued a record-low number of decisions on pardon requests and left thousands of petitioners in limbo

Can a president be impeached more than once? How that process could go down

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Feb 03, 2020
How do caucuses work, anyway?
Kayla Epstein explains the chaotic, confusing, bizarre process that is the Iowa caucuses. And political reporter Aaron Blake tells us how the GOP succeeded in blocking witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial. 

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Kayla Epstein explains how the 2020 primaries begin, with the “giant game of musical chairs” that is the Iowa caucuses.

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Feb 01, 2020
Is the White House ready for the new coronavirus?
Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb explain the dangers of the coronavirus outbreak. Amber Phillips talks about that moment with Rand Paul. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee on the Trump donors who are going from zero to 60 with big contributions.

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Impeachment questions come to an end with little resolved.

Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb on the panic surrounding the coronavirus.

Michelle Ye Hee Lee covers the people throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars at Trump.

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Jan 31, 2020
Majority of black Americans call Trump 'racist'
Aaron Blake says the debate over whether to call witnesses still hangs over the impeachment trial. Vanessa Williams reports on why 8 in 10 black Americans say President Trump is racist. And many questions remain as Britain prepares to leave the E.U.

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All eyes are on the moderate Republicans as the Senate impeachment trial enters a new phase

Most black Americans say Trump is “racist.”

Impending Brexit leaves loose ends.

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Jan 30, 2020
Who’s paying for Trump’s lawyers?
As the president’s impeachment defense rests, Ann Marimow explains who is paying for his lawyers. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro tells The Post's Anthony Faiola that he's still firmly in control. And Marian Liu on the branding genius of K-pop group BTS.

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BTS is more than a K-pop group. It’s a booming business.

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Jan 28, 2020
The Bolton question hangs over impeachment trial
Today on Post Reports, political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down President Trump’s impeachment defense. Kyle Swenson explains the cluster of HIV cases in West Virginia. And sports columnist Jerry Brewer reflects on Kobe Bryant’s stardom on and off the court, as well as his sexual assault case. 

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Jan 28, 2020
What reparations mean to one American family
Today on Post Reports, business reporter Tracy Jan tells the story of one family for whom reparations mean more than money. Geoff Edgers explains the hidden history of Roberta Flack’s hit song “Killing Me Softly.

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Jan 24, 2020
‘Hello MBS.’ How the world’s richest man was hacked.
Amber Phillips tells us about the latest antics by the world’s greatest deliberative body: One senator read a book Thursday while one doodled through another day of the impeachment trial. After Jeff Bezos and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia exchanged numbers at a dinner party, Bezos was hacked. Marc Fisher explains how the hack went down. And, Emily Yahr on why we’re obsessed with Wikipedia’s “personal life” section.

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Jan 24, 2020
Can Democrats keep impeachment spicy?
Amber Phillips on the opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. Anna Fifield and Lena Sun on the rapidly spreading coronavirus. And David Fahrenthold reports on how Trump’s D.C. hotel blurs lines of private interests and public life.
Jan 23, 2020
The rules of engagement
Aaron Blake explains Tuesday’s Senate debate on the rules for Trump’s impeachment trial. Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig on their new book “A Very Stable Genius.” And Rosalind Helderman answers your questions on impeachment.
Jan 22, 2020
A crumbling bridge and restorative justice
Robert Samuels on the opportunity black activists see in a city’s crumbling highway section. And DeNeen L. Brown tells the surprising story of how Martin Luther King Jr. got his name.
Jan 20, 2020
The politics of hair for black women
Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s video about her battle with alopecia has renewed conversations around the politics of hair. Jena McGregor outlines the growing protections against race-based hair discrimination. And Chico Harlan on the tensions between two popes.
Jan 17, 2020
Trump, Giuliani and a guy called Lev
The Senate gavels in for the impeachment trial. Paul Sonne unpacks the latest evidence implicating President Trump in the Ukraine scandal. Drew Harwell on the tech companies manufacturing diversity. And Philip Bump brings us the “Impeachment Polka.”
Jan 16, 2020
What’s next in impeachment
Rosalind S. Helderman explains what’s happening with impeachment — and the new documents made public by House Democrats. Robert Costa on Bernie Sanders and the candidate’s quiet rise in Iowa. And a new contract for the WNBA.
Jan 15, 2020
A campaign with unlimited money
Michael Scherer on Mike Bloomberg’s campaign strategy. Shane Harris explains the administration’s conflicting rationales for the strike on Iran’s Qasem Soleimani. And Drew Harwell unpacks the effect of doctored photos on politics.
Jan 14, 2020
Women in the workforce: ‘I’m back, baby!’
Rachel Siegel reports women outnumber men in the U.S. workforce for just the second time. Moriah Balingit on how a book-burning at Georgia Southern ignited a conversation about race. And Arelis Hernández on the earthquakes rattling Puerto Rico.
Jan 13, 2020
Selective memory: The U.S. and Iran
Jason Rezaian contextualizes the current relationship between the United States and Iran and describes what leaders can illuminate from the past about the present.
Jan 10, 2020
Australia burning
Kate Shuttleworth and Sarah Kaplan on the wildfires ravaging Australia. Colby Itkowitz breaks down how President Trump has reshaped the most important courts in the country. And Jennifer Hassan gives context to Britain’s “Megxit.”
Jan 09, 2020
Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’
Ishaan Tharoor unpacks the White House response to attacks from Iran. Paul Kane reports from the chambers of the least deliberative Senate in modern history. And Abha Bhattarai on a new approach to thank-you cards.
Jan 08, 2020
Impeachment trial? What impeachment trial?
Mike DeBonis explains the impeachment trial’s delay. Liz Sly unravels the fraught history of U.S.-Iraq relations. And Kayla Epstein assuages young people’s concerns about the draft.
Jan 07, 2020
Inside the plan to kill Soleimani
Shane Harris explains how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaped the decision to kill a top Iranian military commander. Phil Rucker describes President Trump’s wartime posture. And Anthony Faiola on the fight over Venezuela’s National Assembly.
Jan 06, 2020
What Iran’s ‘severe revenge’ vow means for the U.S.
Missy Ryan examines the fallout of a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. Plus, Sebastian Smee describes the stunning photo that changed how we see our planet.
Jan 03, 2020
What’s in and out for 2020
The Washington Post’s annual guide to what’s out from 2019 and what’s in for 2020. And, how gender bias in science also affects lab rats.
Jan 02, 2020
Black women on race and genre
Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Bilal Qureshi discusses Toni Morrison’s legacy.
Dec 31, 2019
A tale of two billionaires: Trump and Bloomberg
Michael Kranish dives into the tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Mike Bloomberg. Plus: Robin Givhan remembers a bombastic legend of the fashion world.
Dec 30, 2019
How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert turned deadly
Altamont 1969 was meant to be the Woodstock of the West. Eyewitnesses recount how this free concert turned into a deadly disaster.
Dec 27, 2019
How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert came to be
It was meant to be the Woodstock of the West, but it was chaos. How the free rock concert in Altamont, Calif., 50 years ago came to be.
Dec 26, 2019
Fashion in the age of climate change
Robin Givhan considers whether it’s possible to dress fashionably and ethically. Caitlin Gibson and Monica Hesse take a day to watch every film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” ahead of the new movie.
Dec 24, 2019
The rise of the ‘zombie mall’
Abha Bhattarai explains why most shopping malls are on the decline — and why a few are thriving. Maggie Penman on making sobriety hip. Plus, Lauren Tierney tracks down the origin of your Christmas tree.
Dec 23, 2019
What sex trafficking in the U.S. actually looks like
Jessica Contrera unpacks a legal case challenging how courts understand sexual violence. And Moriah Balingit describes the plight of educators using the impeachment trial to teach history in real time.
Dec 20, 2019
What comes next in impeachment
Amber Phillips previews the Senate’s impeachment trial next month. Griff Witte on why red states are choosing to welcome more refugees. And Sarah Hashemi describes the reach of the new “L Word.”
Dec 19, 2019
The impeachment of President Trump
Mike DeBonis, Seung Min Kim and Paul Kane take the temperature of Capitol Hill. And Aaron Blake breaks down the partisan debate that led to the impeachment of President Trump.
Dec 19, 2019
Voices from the war in Afghanistan
People who experienced the war in Afghanistan respond to uncovered documents and secret audio recordings. Juliet Eilperin on the drilling effort dividing an Arctic village. Joanna Slater shares what’s going on with India’s controversial citizenship law.
Dec 17, 2019
The racial reckoning of Pete Buttigieg
William Booth on what Boris Johnson’s sweeping majority means for Brexit. Robert Samuels on Pete Buttigieg’s often clumsy attempts to understand the black experience. And the downside of a new cutting-edge wireless network.
Dec 16, 2019
Selling treatments to incurable diseases
Rhonda Colvin on the Judiciary Committee vote to advance impeachment articles. Laurie McGinley and William Wan explain how clinics are profiting by selling cellular therapies for incurable diseases. And Michael Rosenwald remembers Caroll Spinney.
Dec 13, 2019
Who’s losing out in the automated economy? Women.
Heather Long on how older women are being left behind in the new automated economy. Reed Albergotti investigates unwanted sexual behavior on iPhone chat apps. And Julie Zauzmer on Trump’s executive order to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses.
Dec 12, 2019
The fight over the FBI’s Russia probe
Matt Zapotosky on the fight over the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Kevin Sieff on the cycle of debt for migrants. Plus, Lena Felton explores how women use sci-fi to explore gender and sexuality.
Dec 11, 2019
The Democrats’ case against President Trump
Aaron Blake explains House Democrats’ articles of impeachment. Darryl Fears on the disease threatening Florida’s citrus crop. And Hawken Miller on how video gaming creates opportunities for people living with disabilities.
Dec 10, 2019
The Afghanistan Papers
After a three-year legal battle, The Post obtains hundreds of records of candid interviews assessing the war in Afghanistan and its failures.

Dec 09, 2019
The fight for a gender-neutral Spanish
Samantha Schmidt talks to the Argentine teens promoting a more inclusive Spanish. And Kevin Sieff reports from a squalid tent city in Matamoros, Mexico, where refugees are forced to wait for their asylum requests to be processed by the United States.
Dec 06, 2019
Can Boris Johnson keep his seat?
William Booth lays out the factors shaping Britain’s upcoming general election. Ovetta Wiggins on the legal and media battle that won five prison exonerees millions from Maryland. And the House will move forward with drafting articles of impeachment.
Dec 05, 2019
The NBA star courting Congress on Turkey
Shane Harris interprets the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report. Jacob Bogage explains why lawmakers are lining up to back NBA player and Turkish dissident Enes Kanter. And Maura Judkis reads her horoscope.
Dec 04, 2019
How the Mueller investigation led Giuliani to Ukraine
Rosalind S. Helderman traces the origin of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s involvement in Ukraine. Eugene Scott on the end of Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign. And Anna Fifield on China’s rapid robotic revolution.
Dec 03, 2019
The human cost of food delivery in China
Mike DeBonis unpacks the White House’s strategy as the impeachment inquiry unfolds. Gerry Shih describes the human toll of the food delivery industry in China. And Valerie Strauss on the lengths to which teachers will go to get classroom supplies.
Dec 02, 2019
How a black activist managed to take over a neo-Nazi group
Katie Mettler unpacks the complicated life of black activist James Stern and how he came to take control of Jeff Schoep’s neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement.
Nov 29, 2019
What’s stalling the self-driving car revolution
Faiz Siddiqui explains the engineering challenge behind training self-driving cars. Madhulika Sikka shares the story of an author and filmmaker excavating the experiences of black Americans. Plus, Matt Viser unpacks a Dukakis family tradition.
Nov 27, 2019
Trump touts law freeing inmates. But the Justice Department wants them behind bars.
Neena Satija on the tensions underlying a major piece of criminal justice legislation. Amber Phillips outlines what comes next in the impeachment process. And Antonia Noori Farzan describes how one town is addressing its “food desert.”
Nov 26, 2019
How crib bumpers have paralyzed a U.S. consumer regulation agency
Michael Scherer with a look into how Mike Bloomberg’s wealth could influence the 2020 race. Todd Frankel reports on an agency struggling with an internal dispute over crib bumpers. And Alex Horton on a powerful weapon’s role in the impeachment inquiry.
Nov 25, 2019
They escaped China’s crackdown. Now, they wait.
Emily Rauhala tracks the plight of a Uighur family that escaped internment in western China. And Michael Ruane describes a newly digitized wealth of recordings and documents from the postwar Nuremberg Trial.
Nov 22, 2019
Two weeks. Seven hearings. Now what?
Shane Harris recaps the second week of public impeachment hearings. Jay Greene examines the vast counterfeit-product market on Amazon.
Nov 21, 2019
A race to stand out before Democratic field thins
Political reporters Michael Scherer, Annie Linskey and Cleve Wootson break down key moments from Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.
Nov 21, 2019
‘Was there a "quid pro quo"? … The answer is yes.’
Shane Harris unpacks Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s public testimony. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on where he sees the party going. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee explains how merchandise sales have altered the campaign fundraising game.
Nov 20, 2019
The call that sparked the whistleblower complaint
Shane Harris and Lisa Rein share what another day of public impeachment hearings revealed. Mary Beth Sheridan connects the political crises unfolding across Latin America. And Lena Sun describes the growing threat posed by superbugs.
Nov 19, 2019
The free-for-all over Medicare-for-all
Jeff Stein describes how Medicare-for-all would work. Rachel Siegel explains what President Trump’s trade war is doing to lobster fishing towns in Maine. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee on single-dollar donors.
Nov 18, 2019
As Yovanovitch testifies, Trump attacks her on Twitter
Shane Harris on how Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony prompted accusations of witness intimidation. Elahe Izadi describes how comedian Jenny Slate works through her stage fright. And Chico Harlan wades through the tidewaters submerging Venice.
Nov 15, 2019
Late to the party: Even more Democrats enter the race for 2020
Matt Viser on late entries into the 2020 race. Neena Satija investigates the policies that ensnared child migrants in a bureaucratic nightmare. And author Jacqueline Woodson with untold stories about black family life in her latest, “Red at the Bone.”
Nov 14, 2019
The public impeachment inquiry hearings: Day One
Shane Harris explains what we learned on the first day of the impeachment inquiry’s public phase. Shibani Mahtani on a flashpoint in Hong Kong.
Nov 13, 2019
America’s new ‘progressive prosecutors’ are getting pushback
Mark Berman on the reality facing “progressive prosecutors.” Amber Phillips looks into Wednesday’s key witnesses: William B. Taylor and George Kent. Plus, Mustafa Salim on the unconventional role of Iraq’s tuk-tuks.
Nov 12, 2019
The impeachment inquiry finally goes public
Paul Kane previews the next stage of the impeachment inquiry. Annie Gowen on the ongoing mental health crisis facing America’s farmers. Plus, Laura Reiley covers the challenges of marketing and selling CBD products.
Nov 11, 2019
How Pete Buttigieg plans to diversify his base
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg lays out his plan to capture broader appeal. And Tara Bahrampour on a 94-year-old woman who wanted to leave life on her own terms.
Nov 08, 2019
The future of a drug company blamed for helping fuel the opioid crisis
Chris Rowland explains why one of the companies accused of fueling the opioid epidemic is declaring bankruptcy. Griff Witte looks at why Republican legislators feel they can’t stray from Trump. And Ellen Nakashima discusses Saudi Arabia’s Twitter spies.
Nov 07, 2019
What Tuesday’s election results could mean for 2020
Robert Costa with the major takeaways from Tuesday’s elections. Abby Ohlheiser explains how a tracking app is transforming parent-child relationships. Plus, Rick Noack on what a 10-year-old burger says about capitalism.
Nov 06, 2019
The Texas teenagers who allegedly smuggled immigrants across the southern border
Karoun Demirjian on what we’ve learned from the impeachment inquiry transcripts released this week. Maria Sacchetti on the role U.S. citizens play in immigration smuggling. And Rebecca Tan explains part of the new generation’s enthusiasm for cricket.
Nov 05, 2019
Guns in the gym: The NRA’s charity arm raffles off weapons in American schools
Beth Reinhard on why the NRA is raffling off guns in American schools. Jason Rezaian examines Iran’s history of hostage-taking. And Joel Achenbach considers the uncertain fate of the universe.
Nov 04, 2019
Restoring Afghanistan’s lost era of film
Siobhán O’Grady visits the archivists restoring film reels hidden during the Taliban era. And Peter Finn explains how an adventure-seeking socialite became the first American woman in uniform captured by the Nazis.
Nov 01, 2019
The Canadian islands crumbling into the sea
Brady Dennis examines the effect of climate change on Canadian islands. Karen DeYoung clarifies the complicated U.S.-Turkey relationship. Maura Judkis on a cradle of outlandish Halloween costumes. And Tracy Grant celebrates D.C.’s World Series win.
Oct 31, 2019
A California utility that cut off power to curb wildfires may have caused them
Douglas MacMillan reports on a utility’s controversial plan to prevent California wildfires. Heather Long explains why the deficit is ballooning under Trump. And Ben Strauss on the changing rules for college athletes.
Oct 31, 2019
House Democrats prepare for first impeachment vote
Mike DeBonis on what the upcoming impeachment vote means. Josh White on why the Supreme Court is considering whether a D.C. sniper should be resentenced. And Hawken Miller on the people getting coaches to improve their video game playing.
Oct 29, 2019
How Baghdadi’s death could be rallying cry for ISIS
Missy Ryan on how U.S. troops closed in on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Peter Whoriskey explains the ethical uncertainty of what goes into a chocolate bar. And Danielle Paquette reports that rising temperatures means more female sea turtles.
Oct 28, 2019
Doors are closing for Syrian refugees
Kareem Fahim travels with a refugee couple seeking a new life outside of Syria. And Julie Zauzmer on a Republican PAC working to get the Amish population out to vote.
Oct 25, 2019
An interview with an algorithm
Drew Harwell and Carolyn Y. Johnson examine the algorithms measuring your worth. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel explains why the Education Department gave millions in student loans to ineligible colleges. And Sarah Dadouch on the ongoing protests in Lebanon.
Oct 24, 2019
A princess, an international custody dispute — and Rudy Giuliani
Dalton Bennett on the unexpected meeting between Rudolph W. Giuliani and an Emirati princess. Aaron Blake sums up the latest developments of the impeachment inquiry. And Rick Maese explains how coastal sports teams are planning for climate change.
Oct 23, 2019
How Vladimir Putin soured the president on Ukraine
Greg Miller describes Vladimir Putin’s role in shaping Trump’s view of Ukraine. Griff Witte spends time with refugees who sought asylum in Australia and ended up in Texas. And Martine Powers on how a city responds to its team’s first World Series.
Oct 22, 2019
Cracks in Trump’s Republican firewall
Ashley Parker on an increasingly embattled White House. Debbie Cenziper on the thousands of children in foster care after their parents fell victim to the opioid epidemic. And William Booth explains the latest fight over Brexit.
Oct 21, 2019
Trump awards a massive government contract – to himself
David Fahrenthold scrutinizes the president’s decision to award a major government contract — to himself. U.S. star Rose Lavelle discusses the future of women’s soccer. And Sonia Rao shares what indie studio A24 is doing right.
Oct 18, 2019
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggles to balance truth and free speech
Tony Romm examines what Facebook sees as its role in policing speech ahead the 2020 election. Jenna Portnoy and Paul Kane recount the life and legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings. And Simon Denyer on the cultural tradition behind Japan’s dolphin hunt.
Oct 17, 2019
A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment
Amber Phillips shares her takeaways from the fourth Democratic presidential debate. Aaron Davis explains the ascent of the U.S. ambassador to the E.U. And Keith Alexander describes how D.C. changed during the reign of drug kingpin Rayful Edmond III.
Oct 16, 2019
Some colleges are tracking students before they even apply
Douglas MacMillan explains how colleges track potential students before they even apply. Alex Andrejev follows a video-game designer’s path from refugee to CEO. And Louisa Loveluck on the young people who feel locked out of Iraq’s political system.
Oct 15, 2019
As U.S. military plans pullout, a stunning unraveling in Syria
Missy Ryan talks about how the fight in Syria connects to U.S. diplomacy. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on the army of consultants behind Trump’s reelection campaign. Plus, Scott Wilson on the unpopular way California utility companies are fighting wildfires.
Oct 14, 2019
Why a suburb's integrated schools are still failing black students
Laura Meckler goes back to her hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio, to try to understand why integration efforts in schools there are still not closing the achievement gap. And Steve Mufson reports on Jane Fonda’s plan to protest inaction on climate change.
Oct 11, 2019
How China called foul on American businesses
Jeanne Whalen examines how Western businesses are bowing to political pressure from China. Samantha Schmidt on how a vulnerable community of transgender sex workers takes care of its own. And Luisa Beck unpacks the implications of a shooting in Germany.
Oct 10, 2019
‘Not so much a legal document as a political screed’
Karoun Demirjian tracks how the White House has pushed back against impeachment. Anna Fifield explains a new phase in China’s forcible assimilation of its Uighur population. And Ben Guarino on the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Oct 09, 2019
The fallout of a U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria
Ishaan Tharoor on what the withdrawal of troops from Syria means for the Kurds. Eli Rosenberg reports from the picket line of the United Auto Workers strike. And Caroline Kitchener on the stakes of a Supreme Court case focused on LGBT discrimination.
Oct 08, 2019
Inside the Republican reckoning over Trump’s possible impeachment.
Phil Rucker on how the impeachment inquiry into the president is paralyzing the GOP. Anton Troianovski reports on what climate change means in Siberia. And voices from the Hong Kong protest movement.
Oct 07, 2019
Why every Jessica you know is turning 30
The Lily’s Caroline Kitchener explores what it’s like to turn 30 in 2019. Plus, David Betancourt on the best “Joker.”
Oct 04, 2019
The story of Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine
Michael Kranish looks into Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. Julie Zauzmer rides along with two pastors working to revive shrinking churches. Plus, Jemar Tisby on the burden of forgiveness for black Americans.
Oct 03, 2019
How the White House rehabilitated Saudi Arabia’s reputation after the death of Jamal Khashoggi
John Hudson examines the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, one year after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Nick Miroff on an interview with DHS’s isolated acting chief. And Mike Ruane with a newly discovered audio recording of the D-Day invasion.
Oct 02, 2019
Uber says safety is its first priority. Employees aren’t so sure.
Greg Bensinger on Uber’s company-centric safety policies. Matt Zapotsky examines how Attorney General William Barr fits into the impeachment inquiry. And Anne Midgette remembers opera singer Jessye Norman.
Oct 01, 2019
How 2020 Democrats are navigating the impeachment inquiry
Sean Sullivan tracks how Democratic presidential candidates are responding to the impeachment inquiry. Wesley Lowery unpacks the argument for reparations. And Anna Fifield explains how pork prices are overshadowing China’s national day celebrations.
Sep 30, 2019
50 years, three presidents: How impeachment inquiries change the nation
Chief political correspondent Dan Balz on covering two presidential impeachment inquiries. And Elahe Izadi examines the rarefied place in pop culture that “Saturday Night Live’s” Kenan Thompson occupies.
Sep 27, 2019
The ‘highly detailed and arresting’ whistleblower complaint against Trump
Shane Harris takes us through the newly released whistleblower complaint. Juliet Eilperin on the conflicted attitudes of oil and gas executives toward climate change. And Laura Reiley digs into the religious debates behind plant-based meat and shrimp.
Sep 26, 2019
‘A piece of a broader narrative’: Trump’s call at the center of whistleblower complaint
Shane Harris examines the rough transcript of Trump’s call to Ukraine. Greg Miller unpacks the shadow agenda pursued by Rudolph W. Giuliani in Ukraine. And Samantha Schmidt on the future of the Boy Scouts.
Sep 25, 2019
Impeachment inquiry launched against Trump: How we got here
Politics reporter Aaron Blake explains House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, bringing an end to an extended debate within the Democratic Party.
Sep 25, 2019
‘It’s going to be an enormous battle’: Black college students fight for voting access in Texas
Amy Gardner on a case of alleged racial bias in the administration of a local election in Texas. Jerry Brewer examines where the NFL went wrong with Antonio Brown. And Aaron Gregg tracks the military funding diverted for President Trump’s border wall.
Sep 24, 2019
Whistleblower allegation against Trump revives the call for impeachment
Rachael Bade explains whether impeachment is on the table after a whistleblower complaint. Gerry Shih on the new targets of China’s crackdown against Muslims. And Zachary Pincus-Roth examines the continued watchability of “The Shawshank Redemption.”
Sep 23, 2019
‘They weren’t listening’: How Congress failed to act on a deadly drug’s harrowing rise
Katie Zezima on why federal money has a limited impact in communities fighting the opioid crisis. And Emily Giambalvo tracks the lives of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation.
Sep 20, 2019
Intel official blows a whistle on Trump's interaction with world leader
Shane Harris on the whistleblower rattling the intelligence community. Juliet Eilperin explains the president’s move to take away California’s ability to set its own emission standards. And Maura Judkis on the legal challenges of opening a cannabis cafe.
Sep 19, 2019
‘They see that swagger when Harris speaks’: How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris
Robin Givhan examines Sen. Kamala Harris’s political and racial identity. Ruth Eglash breaks down the negotiations for a new government in Israel. And Caroline Kitchener on who die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters will back in 2020.
Sep 18, 2019
‘He's got competing instincts here’: Trump’s shifting response to Saudi oil-field attack
Anne Gearan explains the White House’s shifting messaging on Iran. Drew Harwell on how Beijing-based TikTok is suspected of censoring the Hong Kong protests. And Maura Judkis takes us into the kitchen with “Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski.
Sep 17, 2019
What the opioid crackdown means for chronic pain patients
Joel Achenbach reports on chronic pain and opioids. Sarah Kaplan on how American teens are channeling their anxiety over climate change into activism. And Max Bearak visits a Kenyan community whose members say its source of power was stolen.
Sep 16, 2019
‘The city didn’t need another statement of failure’: Baltimore still reeling after Freddie Gray
Aaron Blake shares his takeaways from the third Democratic debate. And Erin Cox describes the healing and reawakening of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.
Sep 13, 2019
A report card on school segregation in America
Laura Meckler examines what school segregation looks like today. Heather Long on the minority women changing the makeup of the U.S. workforce. And Nick Miroff explains the Supreme Court’s move on a Trump administration asylum policy.
Sep 12, 2019
The ‘South Atlantic blob’: The vulnerability of the world’s warming oceans
Chris Mooney, John Muyskens and Carolyn Van Houten on the dangerous hot zones spreading around the world. David Weigel previews the next Democratic presidential debate. And Sarah Kaplan describes a ‘Super Earth’ 110 light-years away.
Sep 11, 2019
What John Bolton’s departure means for Trump’s foreign policy
John Hudson on the ouster of national security adviser John Bolton. Reed Albergotti describes Apple’s dual role in the app economy. And Lena Sun breaks down the chemical linked to recent vaping-related illnesses and deaths.
Sep 10, 2019
‘As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead.’ How Trump’s peace talks with the Taliban broke down.
Karen DeYoung explains the collapse of U.S. peace talks in Afghanistan. Rachael Bade on the implications of an impeachment probe. And Anthony Faiola describes the human toll and destruction of Hurricane Dorian.
Sep 09, 2019
The power of black motherhood: Finding joy beyond the numbers on maternal mortality
Helena Andrews-Dyer looks for joy in her pregnancy in the face of scary statistics about black women and childbirth. And Peter Holley explains what life after death could look like, thanks to new technology.
Sep 06, 2019
Protests, defections, rebellions — a chaotic week for British politics
Kevin Sullivan breaks down Boris Johnson’s Brexit battle. Caroline Kitchener describes the state of women’s health care in Maine. And Danielle Paquette takes us on a ride with an African delivery service.
Sep 05, 2019
An intoxicated pathologist misdiagnosed 3,000 cases. VA failed to stop him.
Taylor Telford on Walmart’s response to multiple mass shootings. Lisa Rein looks at oversight failures in the Department of Veterans Affairs. And Jessica Contrera reports from what might be the most dramatic dog park in the country.
Sep 04, 2019
After prison, a different kind of punishment
Philip Rucker on what White House advisers and aides are really thinking as the summer winds down. Tracy Jan explains what’s missing in the conversation about criminal justice reform. And Jason Samenow forecasts the hurricanes of the future.
Sep 03, 2019
Getting through the world with face blindness
Post reporter Sadie Dingfelder used to think she was just really bad at recognizing people. Then she learned she might have a condition called prosopagnosia — better known as face blindness — and set about getting an official diagnosis.
Sep 02, 2019
How American classrooms gloss over slavery and its enduring legacy
Joe Heim examines the glossing over of the history of slavery in American textbooks and schools. Plus, Lisa Bonos and Linah Mohammad question the supposed magic of the summer fling.
Aug 30, 2019
‘Finish the wall’: Trump tells aides he’ll pardon misdeeds, say current and former officials

Nick Miroff explains how the president is encouraging misdeeds to get his wall built. Geoffrey Fowler talks about how his credit cards have let companies buy his data. And Rachel Hatzipanagos on anxiety in the Latino community under Trump.

Aug 29, 2019
Security or surveillance? How smart doorbell company Ring partners with police
Drew Harwell on doorbell-camera company Ring turning its focus to surveillance. Laura Reiley on the war over what plant-based brands can call themselves. Adam Taylor on Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament, and debate, ahead of the Brexit deadline.
Aug 28, 2019
“This is a landmark.” The court decision that could shape the future of the opioid crisis.
Lenny Bernstein on what a court ruling in Oklahoma could mean for the opioid epidemic. Carol D. Leonnig reports on Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers speaking out in court. And transportation reporter Luz Lazo explains why there may be Braille on your e-scooter.
Aug 27, 2019
Goodbye Biarritz, Hello … Trump National Doral? Trump makes a pitch for next year’s G-7
David Fahrenthold explains President Trump’s unusual pitch for next year’s G-7 summit: hosting it at his own resort. Sari Horwitz on how fentanyl is crossing the border. And Jerry Brewer on quarterback Andrew Luck’s early retirement from the NFL.
Aug 26, 2019
‘Publishing is still a business that is owned by white men’: Three women on race and genre

Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Marian Liu on the segregation of American music awards.

Aug 23, 2019
‘People were always so welcoming, so kind, so helpful.’ And then the president arrived.

From a community divided by xenophobic chants, Griff Witte explains what the president’s rhetoric can do on the ground. Jeff Stein on the aging problem in the U.S. And Andrew Freedman on the record-breaking number of fires in the Amazon.

Aug 22, 2019
Where does President Trump stand on gun reform? Depends on the day.

Josh Dawsey and David Nakamura on the dimming prospect of Trump-led gun reform. Pam Constable and Jon Gerberg track the U.S.-Taliban peace talks and their impact on violence in Afghanistan. And an animal love story from Luisa Beck and Rick Noack.

Aug 21, 2019
The Trump translator: How Stephen Miller became so powerful in the West Wing

Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey on the outsize influence of Stephen Miller on Trump’s immigration policy. Former Mass. governor Bill Weld makes a long-shot case for the Republican presidential nomination. And a summer field trip with Joel Achenbach. 

Aug 20, 2019
48 hours at the Iowa State Fair
Holly Bailey and Kevin Uhrmacher outline 2020 takeaways from the Iowa State Fair. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) explains his case to Martine Powers. And Matt Collette introduces us to the fair’s nonpolitical competitors.
Aug 19, 2019
Non-binary, pregnant and taking on the most gendered role of all: motherhood
Samantha Schmidt on the sacrifices one person has made to become a mother. And Geoff Edgers remembers Aretha Franklin, one year after her death.
Aug 16, 2019
How small-dollar donors could choose our next president
Anu Narayanswamy crunches the numbers on small-dollar donations. Niha Masih and Joanna Slater explain the changes and turmoil in Kashmir. And Travis DeShong on what it takes to become the voice inside someone’s head.
Aug 15, 2019
He witnessed Michael Brown’s killing. Now Dorian Johnson is trying to get his life back on track.
Wesley Lowery takes us back to the night Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. Damian Paletta warns of a possible recession. And Rebecca Tan on the community a simple piano can create.
Aug 14, 2019
For many Americans, dramatic climate change has already arrived
Chris Mooney shows us where to see the future of climate change right now. Michael Kranish on President Trump’s relationship with his late alcoholic brother. And Timothy McLaughlin and Gerry Shih explain the clashes in Hong Kong.
Aug 13, 2019
‘This is an issue that we can win’: Cory Booker on his gun control plan
Sen. Cory Booker lays out his gun policy proposal. Matt Zapotosky on what convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in federal custody can tell us about the case moving forward. And Alex Horton gives us a reality check on a meme.
Aug 12, 2019
Nearly all mass shootings are committed by men. Why isn’t masculinity a bigger part of the debate?
Nicki DeMarco reports on the often-overlooked connection between masculinity and gun violence. And Geoff Edgers on a run of Vegas shows that defined Elvis’s legacy.
Aug 09, 2019
Forced from Paradise: Finding home after California’s Camp Fire
Greg Miller unpacks the calls for a redirection of U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Frances Stead Sellers and Whitney Leaming on people’s search for home after the Camp Fire. And Monica Hesse pokes holes in the gender-reveal party trend.
Aug 08, 2019
‘Crops aren’t moving. There’s no market’: Why so many family farms are facing bankruptcy
Annie Gowen explains how the trade war is impacting American farmers. Joy Sharon Yi on one woman’s unseen losses after the Charleston, S.C., shooting. And Drew Harwell on the shutdown of a site that’s become a refuge for racists and extremists.
Aug 07, 2019
Why China is playing the long game in its trade battle with the U.S.
Damian Paletta unpacks the most recent battles in the trade war with China. Mike DeBonis on the many retiring House members leaving Republicans in a lurch. And Bilal Qureshi on Toni Morrison’s legacy.
Aug 06, 2019
After mass shootings, Trump condemns white supremacy. Critics say he inspires it.
Mark Berman tracks the mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Plus, Philip Rucker on President Trump’s response to the tragedies. And Andrew Freedman on last month’s record-breaking heat.
Aug 05, 2019
Finding America’s last-known slave ship — and confronting a monstrous past
Nicole Ellis tells the story of the Clotilda, the last-known ship of the illegal slave trade in the U.S. And Oyinkan Braithwaite ruminates on the unexpected relatability of her novel, “My Sister, the Serial Killer.”
Aug 02, 2019
For the Democratic field, the path to nomination goes through Joe Biden
Amber Phillips analyzes the liberal-moderate divide on display at the Democratic debates. Plus, Beth Reinhard details President Trump’s history with Jeffrey Epstein. And Elahe Izadi on the politicization of the word “squad.”
Aug 01, 2019
How Trump wants to one-up Democrats on health care
Yasmeen Abutaleb on the White House’s scramble for a health-care win. Moriah Balingit explains how e-cigarettes may lead to more than nicotine addiction. And Heather Long on the Federal Reserve’s gamble on the economy.
Jul 31, 2019
How secure are U.S. elections? (Hint: Still much less than you might think.)

Karoun Demirjian paints a grim picture of election security. Sam Schmidt on the 2020 Democrats flaunting Spanish skills — and the Latino candidate who isn’t. Plus, Marina Lopes explains Brazil’s C-section parties.

Jul 30, 2019
Trump upends U.S. intel agencies with spy-chief pick
Shane Harris unpacks the state of the intelligence community amid the departure of spy chief Daniel Coats. Plus, Shibani Mahtani visits a Philippine troll farm that’s transforming discourse online, and Rick Maese on how rising temperatures affect athletes
Jul 29, 2019
Not your neurotypical romance novel: The appeal of Helen Hoang

Lisa Bonos on an author working to make the romance genre more inclusive of people on the autism spectrum. And Travis M. Andrews on why you should stop pretending to like outdoor concerts.

Jul 26, 2019
California’s secret climate deal with automakers bypasses Trump administration regulations

Juliet Eilperin explains the secret deal between California and four major automakers. Plus, Elizabeth Dwoskin on the lives of content moderators across the ocean and Jeff Stein on whether we can expect a four-day workweek anytime soon.

Jul 25, 2019
A ‘living message’: What we learned from Robert Mueller’s testimony

Rachael Bade and Rosalind S. Helderman annotate the Mueller testimony, and Arelis Hernández explains the turmoil in Puerto Rico.

Jul 24, 2019
Britain's next prime minister: Boris Johnson, the ‘frat boy’ of Brexit

William Booth unpacks what a Boris Johnson-led Brexit could look like. Plus, Aaron Davis on the companies at the center of the opioid epidemic and Ellie Krieger deconstructs the vocabulary of diet culture.

Jul 23, 2019
What Mueller’s testimony will add to our knowledge of the investigation: Probably not much

Rosalind Helderman previews Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday. Todd Frankel on the dangers of home elevators. Plus, Dan Zak talks to an evangelical Christian climate scientist.

Jul 22, 2019
The origin story of the lunar landing
Lillian Cunningham on the United States’ path to being the first to have astronauts walk on the moon. Plus, Sebastian Smee on an iconic photo of Mother Earth.
Jul 19, 2019
Trump’s racist tweets, and the politics of white identity
Michael Scherer explains the president’s identity politics. Plus, Eugene Scott on the history underpinning the “go back” refrain. And readers tell us how it feels to be told you don’t belong.
Jul 18, 2019
Seven years, 76 billion pain pills - tracking the opioid epidemic in the U.S.
Scott Higham and Steven Rich unpack the DEA’s pain pill database. Sean Sullivan explains what’s missing in presidential candidates’ appeals to Hispanic voters. And Justin Moyer on an alternative currency.
Jul 17, 2019
What happened to Beto O’Rourke?
Damian Paletta explains how the U.S. government got behind on its bills. Plus, Jenna Johnson unpacks Beto O’Rourke’s lackluster fundraising numbers. And Sarah Kaplan on NASA’s upcoming experiments on old moon rocks.
Jul 16, 2019
The immigration policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers
Nick Miroff and Kevin Sieff on the policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers. Plus, Amy Goldstein explains another threat to the ACA. And Rick Maese on the 10-year-old hoping to skateboard into the Olympics.
Jul 15, 2019
‘You do know the banjo is an African instrument, right?!’: The black roots of country music
Emily Yahr, Valerie June and Dina Bennett talk about how black people have been largely excluded from country music -- an art form rooted in black history. And Danielle Paquette on how controversy over a black Ariel gets mermaid lore wrong.
Jul 12, 2019
‘A constant state of drowning’: 40% of Americans say they struggle to pay bills
Heather Long on the not-so-booming economy. Mike DeBonis explains the Democratic rifts in the House. And as far as Europe’s “flight shame” movement goes, Hannah Sampson says it has no chance in the United States.
Jul 11, 2019
The FBI and ICE are scanning millions of Americans’ faces — without their knowledge or consent
Drew Harwell on how the FBI and ICE are using local DMV photos for facial-recognition searches. Dave Weigel talks about how Bernie Sanders has evolved on the campaign trail. And Anna Fifield on the bare bellies creating controversy in Beijing.
Jul 10, 2019
Trump digs in on 2020 Census question over citizenship
Aaron Blake on how the citizenship question might make its way onto the census. Beth Reinhard on how the Newtown massacre created a rift within the National Rifle Association. Plus, Peter Whoriskey on the price of cocoa.
Jul 09, 2019
New sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein — and the story behind a decade-old plea deal
Matt Zapotosky reports on the new abuse charges against well-connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Michael Kranish talks about how Donald Trump got into Wharton. Plus, Chico Harlan on Italy’s cheese-authentication wars.
Jul 08, 2019
Keeping the music on: How go-go became the center of D.C.’s gentrification battle
Marissa Lang on how a D.C. store’s booming go-go beats became a focus of Washington’s gentrification dilemma. And Sally Jenkins explains what she believes is the first truly woman-powered franchise in sports history.
Jul 05, 2019
How a trade war could blow up the U.S. fireworks supply
Taylor Telford explains how the United States became reliant on China for fireworks — and what the ongoing trade war might mean for future Fourth of July celebrations. And science reporter Lena Sun explains her obsession with sour cherries.
Jul 04, 2019
Will President Trump's Fourth of July be a rally or a celebration?

Juliet Eilperin details President Trump’s plans for a grandiose Independence Day event. Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet explain how ISIS-inspired killings helped radicalize Europe’s far right. And, Roxanne Roberts finds the White House’s oldest volunteer.

Jul 03, 2019
As the tear gas clears, a turning point in Hong Kong’s protests
Shibani Mahtani explains how Hong Kong’s demonstrations are at a crossroads. Plus, Luisa Beck on how people’s tours of concentration camps are colored by present-day anxieties. And Hannah Sampson on why you’re not alone in the “Mile Cry Club.”
Jul 02, 2019
Trump’s meeting with Kim was great for ratings, but was it good for denuclearization?
Seung Min Kim and Anna Fifield on President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Plus, Geoff Fowler on how airport facial recognition is a scam. And Caitlin Gibson on the rise of the only child.
Jul 01, 2019
Bringing agency to the black man at the heart of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
Amber Phillips dissects the first Democratic primary debates. Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe on the toll of playing Tom Robinson in Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And Joy Harjo on her role as the first Native American poet laureate of the U.S.
Jun 28, 2019
Why the Supreme Court is blocking a citizenship question in the 2020 Census — for now
Robert Barnes explains the Supreme Court rulings in two closely watched cases. Michelle Lee analyzes the ways 2020 candidates use Facebook. And Gillian Brockell on how New York CIty is remembering two women at the center of the Stonewall riots.
Jun 27, 2019
Behind the story Kirsten Gillibrand tells about her change of heart on guns
Nick Miroff on the growing crisis at the border. Robert Samuels examines how Kirsten Gillibrand’s past informs her present on guns. And Abha Bhattarai reports on yet another item on millennials’ kill list: traditional wedding registries.
Jun 26, 2019
From women’s advocate to favored Trump defender: Judge Jeanine Pirro’s evolution
Sarah Ellison untangles Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Trump-like political evolution. Rhonda Colvin delves into three lawmakers’ personal encounters with gun violence. And Jacob Bogage explains how Michigan’s baseball team recruited racial diversity — and won.
Jun 25, 2019
Joe Biden vs. the rest of the Democratic field

Matt Viser on why Joe Biden is campaigning with an air of inevitability. Karla Adam on who could become Britain’s next prime minister. Plus, Gillian Brockell on a gay first lady’s love letters.

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Jun 24, 2019
“I had a teardrop that floated in front of me.” Astronauts on what it’s like to be in space.

Chris Davenport on The Washington Post’s project for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing: 50 astronauts on what it’s like to be in space. And art critic Sebastian Smee on Frida Kahlo, after the release of a recording thought to be her voice.

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Jun 21, 2019
Political donors are mostly white men. These women of color are trying to change that.
Josh Dawsey explains how the White House is handling escalating tension with Iran. Michelle Ye Hee Lee finds the women of color working to change the political donor class. Plus, Daron Taylor on why it’s probably fine to eat expired food.
Jun 20, 2019
Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement

Carol Morello talks about the U.N. investigator’s report about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Lena Sun on the Manhattan couple donating millions to anti-vax groups. And Rachel Siegel on new ad standards in Britain.

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Jun 19, 2019
Former defense pick tells The Post, “Bad things can happen to good families”

Aaron Davis on conversations with Trump’s former acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan about domestic violence incidents in his family. Maria Sacchetti on planned mass deportations of migrant families. And Ashley Parker on Trump’s reelection bid.

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Jun 18, 2019
A once-in-a-generation expedition to the Arctic

Rick Noack explains why tensions between the U.S. and Iran have reached new heights. Science reporter Sarah Kaplan on an expedition to the Arctic. And Kareem Fahim on the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president.

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Jun 17, 2019
Why ‘Queer Eye’s’ Tan France is an expert at hard conversations
“Queer Eye” star Tan France on his new book “Naturally Tan.” Plus, Travis Andrews on how to hack the Billboard charts.
Jun 14, 2019
For Bernie Sanders, the path to power began Halloween night in a public-housing laundry room
Marc Fisher talks about the only executive office Bernie Sanders has held: mayor of Burlington, Vt. Anna Fifield on her new book, “The Great Successor,” examining North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And Shibani Mahtani explains the protests in Hong Kong.
Jun 13, 2019
‘I can’t breathe:’ Five years later, Eric Garner’s family is still seeking justice
Wesley Lowery on the disciplinary hearing for the officer involved in Eric Garner’s death. Ashley Parker about what President Trump calls “the I-word.” And Steven Goff unpacks criticism of the U.S. women’s domination in their first World Cup game.
Jun 12, 2019
‘I hate elephants’: How Botswana’s giants became the center of a political clash
Max Bearak on the political background of the lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban. Peter Jamison on a public housing complex at the heart of a D.C. housing debate. Plus, Luisa Beck on the Bauhaus movement 100 years later.
Jun 11, 2019
How the NRA directed money to the people who oversee its finances
Mary Beth Sheridan explains the Trump-Mexico tariff deal. Beth Reinhard on growing allegations of exorbitant spending by the National Rifle Association’s top executives. And Steven Zeitchik on whether Broadway has a place on streaming platforms.
Jun 10, 2019
A T. rex exhibit 66 million years in the making
Steve Hendrix and Peggy McGlone track the journey of a T. rex fossil to the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Peter Holley shares how content about prison is making a space for former inmates on YouTube.
Jun 07, 2019
Allegations of harassment, cash gifts: A West Virginia bishop’s fall from grace
Michelle Boorstein on new details about a Catholic bishop suspended from ministry in March. Theater critic Peter Marks with actress Laurie Metcalf on playing Hillary Clinton. And Barry Svrluga on his grandfather’s World War II journal.
Jun 06, 2019
President Trump is bullish on foreign policy. In a secret recording, Mike Pompeo has doubts.
John Hudson talks about the secret recording of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Whoriskey on the child labor problem in chocolate production. Plus, Sarah Kaplan looks at the unexpected consequences of gender discrimination against lab rats.
Jun 05, 2019
Dick’s Sporting Goods lost money when it changed its gun policies. CEO Ed Stack is fine with that.
Rachel Siegel talks to the CEO putting gun policies over profits. Anne Gearan on President Trump’s London visit. Plus, Emily Yahr details the end of a “Jeopardy!” era.
Jun 04, 2019
Trump is using tariffs as a bargaining chip for a border crackdown. Will it work?
Mary Beth Sheridan on U.S.-Mexico trade negotiations and how migrants’ lives are in the mix. Todd Frankel on the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play recall. Plus, Simon Denyer on why Japan is defending a small object in the ivory trade fight.
Jun 03, 2019
The Great Forgetting: How China erased the Tiananmen Square massacre
Abby Hauslohner reports that Border Patrol often holds unaccompanied minors for far longer than is legal. How the government erased the Tiananmen Square massacre from memory in China. And book critic Ron Charles on breaking the rules of summer reading.
May 31, 2019
Why Nancy Pelosi is reluctant to impeach the president
Rachael Bade on the impeachment divide among Democrats. Loveday Morris reports on why Israel will hold a second parliamentary election. Plus, Brady Dennis explains why dead puffins in Alaska may be a harbinger for climate change.
May 30, 2019
Mueller closes up shop: ‘The work speaks for itself’
Rosalind S. Helderman on Robert S. Mueller III’s first public comments on the Russia investigation. Reis Thebault on the latest state to take up a “heartbeat bill” -- and the Democratic governor who has said he’ll sign it. And the existence of UFOs.
May 29, 2019
Health officials are targeting communities battling measles. Anti-vaxxers are, too.
Lena Sun explores the rise of the modern anti-vaccine movement. Michael Kranish analyzes President Trump’s changing rhetoric on Iran. Plus, Michael Birnbaum explains the Green parties’ surge in the European Parliament election.
May 28, 2019
When ‘school choice’ tests parents’ personal values
Education reporter Perry Stein discusses a family weighing a decision of where to send their eighth-grader for high school — and how that decision has tested their political and social values.
May 27, 2019
Pitchers are throwing faster than ever — and it’s ruining baseball
William Booth breaks down Theresa May’s resignation and what it means for Brexit. Dave Sheinin fields questions on the velocity of baseball pitches. And Andrea Sachs raises the alarm on travel scams.
May 24, 2019
A Georgia clinic braces for the state’s new abortion law
Caroline Kitchener visits a Georgia abortion clinic. Damian Paletta explains the next front in the U.S.-China trade war. And DeNeen Brown discusses why Harriet Tubman won’t be on the $20 bill anytime soon.
May 23, 2019
President Trump vowed to fight opioids. But the fentanyl crisis keeps getting worse.
Jeff Stein on what an IRS draft memo means for the fight over President Trump’s taxes. Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham on the Trump administration’s response to the fentanyl crisis. And Carol Leonnig on the meticulous lawyer subpoenaed by Congress.
May 22, 2019
One conservative's quest to reshape U.S. courts
Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg discuss the man reshaping the federal judiciary. Laura Meckler examines the power of a high school’s controversial mock funeral. And Jennifer Hassan dissects a new form of British protest.
May 21, 2019
Private companies are reviving the Space Coast. Can it last?
Joanna Slater on India’s election, the largest exercise of democracy ever. Christian Davenport on the business resurgence along Florida’s Space Coast. And a gift for Morehouse College 2019 graduates.
May 20, 2019
The new Howard Stern on the old one: ‘I don’t know who that guy is’

The bold new strategy in the fight against abortion rights

For years, antiabortion advocates have tried to chip away at Roe v. Wade incrementally. They pushed legislatures to impose waiting periods and mandate hallway widths in clinics and generally make it more onerous for abortion clinics to operate and for women to access the procedure.

Now, the pretense is being thrown out as states such as Georgia and Missouri impose much more restrictive bans. In Alabama, a law passed that outlawed the procedure almost entirely, without exceptions for rape or incest.

Aaron Blake is a senior political reporter for The Fix. He explains the thinking behind their strategy — and how it could backfire.

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The new Howard Stern says the old Howard Stern makes him ‘cringe’

Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” was mostly known for mocking everyone and objectifying women on his TV and radio shows. But, he told The Post’s Geoff Edgers, that’s all behind him now.

“I tried to watch some of my old Letterman [appearances],” Stern said during an interview at his SiriusXM radio studio. “I couldn’t get through two minutes of it. It’s just not me. I don’t know who that guy is.”

In a new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” Stern hopes marks his evolution from an impatient and often nasty blabbermouth to a master conversationalist.

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The art world is out of touch

A rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons just sold for $91.1 million — a record breaking figure. When an artwork fetches that kind of price at auction, the first question everyone silently asks is: “Could it really be worth that?”

“The first and best answer, obviously, is no,” says Post art critic Sebastian Smee. He sees the sale as evidence that the art world is increasingly untethered from reality.

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May 17, 2019
A medical mystery on a college campus

Is having so many candidates bad for Democrats?

So many Democrats are running for president that some will not qualify for the first debate — even though it allows for 20 candidates.

Michael Scherer covers campaigns for The Post. He says some Democratic leaders are worried the party will struggle to coalesce around one candidate in time to mount the strongest possible campaign against a president they urgently want to defeat.

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How university officials left their students in the dark about a viral outbreak

In late 2018, University of Maryland student Olivia Paregol was stricken with a mysterious illness. For more than two weeks, university officials remained silent about the reason — a viral outbreak.

Amy Brittain and Jenn Abelson are investigative reporters for The Post. They explored the consequences of the university’s decision through the story of this 18-year-old student.

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Trash at the bottom of the ocean

Trash is everywhere — even in places where no human has set foot before.

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May 16, 2019
‘He’s entwined his business with his presidency . . . and it’s not going well.’

How Trump’s presidency is hurting the Trump brand

Trump’s prized Doral golf resort in Miami is crucial to his overall finances, says David Fahrenthold, who covers the Trump Organization for The Post.

But, according to company documents and exclusive video obtained by The Post, the Doral resort is in steep decline.

“They are severely underperforming,” tax consultant Jessica Vachiratevanurak told a Miami-Dade County official in a bid to lower the property’s tax bill. The reason, she said: “There is some negative connotation that is associated with the brand.”

“He’s entwined his business more than any modern president with his presidency,” Fahrenthold says. “And it’s not going well.”

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Tensions mounting with Iran

Tension between the United States and Iran has been rising steadily. Tehran has indicated it may curtail its full cooperation with the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement, and the Trump administration spoke of “planned or contemplated attacks” by Iran against U.S. forces and friends in the Middle East.

“Things have escalated very quickly in terms of our mind-set, our posture about Iran,” says national security reporter John Hudson, “but there’s a lot of confusion about exactly what the U.S. is responding to.

Hudson explains the responses the White House is considering — including deploying troops — even as lawmakers from both parties complained that the White House has not fully briefed them on the escalating tensions.

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Politicians who run for office and run marathons

All successful politicians are competitive — that’s how they got elected, right? But some find that relentless drive not just on the campaign trail but also in the weight room, in a road race or on the basketball court.

Graphics reporter Bonnie Berkowitz lists the most impressive athletic feats by lawmakers.

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May 15, 2019
Bible study before recess: ‘It’s more important than any other book’
Nick Miroff on what was happening behind the scenes before the purge at DHS. Julie Zauzmer on the conservative effort to get Bible classes in public schools. Plus, Ellen McCarthy on the could-be first gentleman.
May 14, 2019
The state legislatures trying to overturn Roe v. Wade
Deanna Paul explains the state laws aimed at getting the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe. Political reporter Holly Bailey on the millionaire running on a universal basic income platform. And, the impact of climate change on surfing, with Rick Maese.
May 13, 2019
A battle in West Virginia: A coal mine versus crayfish.
Juliet Eilperin on the battle over coal mining in West Virginia. Sarah Kaplan on how scientists plan for a catastrophic asteroid strike. Plus, Caitlin Gibson on the weird psychology behind the baby-on-board sticker.
May 10, 2019
One man’s fight to save the world’s tigers
Terrence McCoy on tiger farms in Laos. Chelsea Janes on the electability of 2020 candidates. Plus, Adrian Higgins on the man keeping orchids alive.
May 09, 2019
How a father-daughter relationship is helping define one 2020 candidate.
Ashley Parker on Trump’s attempts to recast his response to Charlottesville. Ben Terris on how Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s relationship with her father has defined her candidacy. Plus, Anna Fifield on China’s attempt to recover from the one-child policy.
May 08, 2019
The U.S. and China: It’s complicated
Damian Paletta on the new tariffs President Trump wants to impose on China. Griff Witte on how Germany’s apprenticeship programs help refugees. Plus, Michael Kranish on America’s first black sports hero.
May 07, 2019
Inside Boeing’s boardroom during the 737 Max crisis
Douglas MacMillan on how Boeing’s board didn’t focus on safety issues during the 737 Max crisis. Sally Jenkins on the morality of horse racing. Plus, Elahe Izadi on a new Hulu show exploring being young and religious in America.
May 06, 2019
Why the president's probable nominee for the Fed backed out
Heather Long on why President Trump’s presumed nominee stepped away from the Federal Reserve Board. DeNeen L. Brown on the enslaved African woman documented in Jamestown. Plus, Rachel Hatzipanagos on co-workers of color who are confused for each other.
May 03, 2019
Police test facial recognition in Oregon. But privacy advocates have serious concerns.
Drew Harwell on the implications of using facial-recognition software in police work. Amie Ferris-Rotman on Afghanistan’s first lady speaking out for women’s rights. Plus, Deanna Paul on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
May 02, 2019
Barr answers for his handling of the Mueller report
Devlin Barrett on Attorney General William P. Barr’s testimony. Maria Sacchetti on the Trump administration saying it may charge asylum seekers looking for refuge. Plus, Rick Maese on what happened when a female runner’s hormones came under scrutiny.
May 01, 2019
U.S. agencies want to 'Russia-proof' 2020. The White House isn't on board.
Lena Sun on the growing cases of measles in the U.S. Shane Harris on the White House’s downplaying of warning signs of Russian interference ahead of the 2020 election. Plus, Simon Denyer on the end of an era in Japan.
Apr 30, 2019
President Trump leans on Fox host Lou Dobbs for policy advice
Matt Zapotosky with a preview for Attorney General William P. Barr’s Mueller report testimony before Congress. Manuel Roig-Franzia on Lou Dobbs’s influence on President Trump. Plus, Samantha Schmidt on the ride service for K-12th-graders.
Apr 29, 2019
‘There are monsters in my room:’ How a smart home security system failed
Reed Albergotti on how Nest, designed to keep intruders out, allowed access to hackers. Will Hobson on the ousting of the women’s basketball coach at UNC-Chapel Hill. And food critic Tom Sietsema with a proportional plea.
Apr 26, 2019
And then there were 20: Biden (finally) enters the race
Matt Viser on former vice president Joe Biden jumping into the 2020 race. Gillian Brockell and Drew Harwell on the complications of grieving on social media. And what is breaking “Jeopardy!”? Emily Yahr explains.
Apr 25, 2019
‘This is a political war between the White House and Congress’
Robert Costa on the White House’s attempts to keep aides from testifying to Congress. Jeff Stein on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student-loan forgiveness plan. And Niha Masih on how far India will go for one vote.
Apr 24, 2019
‘The numbers are just staggering’: Death toll rises in Sri Lanka
Joanna Slater and Tony Romm with analysis on the Sri Lanka attacks and the government’s response. Rachael Bade on why Speaker Pelosi is tapping the brakes on impeachment talk. Aynne Kokas on China’s first sci-fi blockbuster coming to Netflix.
Apr 23, 2019
The method of Mueller: Inside the special counsel’s investigation
Rosalind S. Helderman with in-depth analysis of the Mueller investigation and where it hit dead ends. Dan Zak on Al Gore’s climate strategy. Plus, Philip Rucker on how President Trump uses the Marine One helicopter during news conferences.
Apr 22, 2019
Trump ordered them to thwart Mueller. White House aides refused.
Philip Rucker on the obstruction that could have been. Kimberly Kindy on how the pork industry could soon take more control of food safety checks. Plus, Maura Judkis on the cannabis cookbooks that put pot in your potluck.
Apr 19, 2019
Everything you need to know from the Mueller report.
Post reporters Rosalind S. Helderman, Shane Harris and Carol D. Leonnig break down the key findings of the redacted Mueller report released today by Attorney General William P. Barr.
Apr 18, 2019
Trump shifting DHS focus from counterterrorism to immigration
Nick Miroff reports on the major shift in focus at the Department of Homeland Security. Carlos Lozada dissects the brain trust surrounding Trump, the anti-intellectual president. Plus Joe Fox and Lauren Tierney visit a shrinking national landmark.
Apr 17, 2019
Why banning fringe users doesn't keep conspiracy theories off YouTube
Philip Kennicott envisions Notre Dame’s reconstruction. Abby Ohlheiser reports on the resurfacing of Internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And Emily Yahr talks about the Backstreet Boys and their hit single “I Want It That Way.”
Apr 16, 2019
‘I saw the image ... and just gasped’: Shock, devastation as Notre Dame burns
Robert McCartney reflects on the massive fire at Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral. Toluse Olorunnipa breaks down 2020 candidates’ campaign finance reports. And Matt Bonesteel mulls Tiger Woods’s “return to glory.”
Apr 15, 2019
The culture clash at the center of New York’s measles outbreak
Lenny Bernstein on New York City’s mandatory vaccination order; Juliet Eilperin on how the military is approaching climate change differently than the White House; and Ryan Pfeffer on what it’s like to die on “Game of Thrones.”
Apr 12, 2019
The U.S. case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Ellen Nakashima on Julian Assange’s arrest in London. Moriah Balingit on challenges for low-income Asian American students. Plus, Marian Anderson and the concert that changed America.
Apr 11, 2019
Why is Julián Castro the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan?
Michael Scherer on why Julián Castro is the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan. Emily Rauhala on Yazidi refugees in Canada. And Joel Achenbach on the first picture of a black hole.
Apr 10, 2019
Mayor Pete Buttigieg on a religious left revival
Toluse Olorunnipa on the staffing turmoil within the Department of Homeland Security. Sarah Pulliam Bailey on likely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s faith. Plus, Emily Yahr and Bethonie Butler on “Old Town Road.”
Apr 09, 2019
High-risk lending caused the Great Recession. Could it happen again?
Damian Paletta explains the dangers of leveraged loans. Loveday Morris examines Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s standing ahead of the Israeli legislative elections. Plus, Simon Denyer in Japan’s “city of whales.”
Apr 08, 2019
He fought for justice. Now he’s facing misconduct allegations.
Neena Satija and Wesley Lowery on the misconduct allegations against the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Sarah Ellison on Rupert Murdoch’s son and the fate of Fox News. Plus, Peter Holley on the Bible designed for Instagram.
Apr 05, 2019
What did AG Barr hold back from his Mueller report summary?
Rosalind S. Helderman on the people upset about what was left out of the Mueller report summary. David Ignatius on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing six months later. Plus, Jonathan Capehart on voices from the civil rights movement.
Apr 04, 2019
Britax strollers kept crashing. Why wasn't there a recall?
Tara Bahrampour on how the census going digital could expose it to hacking and disinformation campaigns. Todd C. Frankel on how a stroller company made a case against its products go away. Plus, Joanna Slater on cockfights in India.
Apr 03, 2019
The Supreme Court’s mixed messages on religious rights for death row inmates
Robert Barnes on the Supreme Court’s differing decisions on religious rights. Patricia Sullivan on how Amazon’s new headquarters in Virginia could threaten a nearby Latino neighborhood. Plus, Canada persuades foreign tech talent to move from the U.S.
Apr 02, 2019
Joe Biden is an affectionate guy. Is that a problem for a 2020 run?
Elise Viebeck on scrutiny over Joe Biden’s interactions with women. Caroline Kitchener on the only new Republican woman in the House. Plus, Christopher Ingraham on the amount of sex Americans are having.
Apr 01, 2019
Thought the fight over Obamacare was done? Think again.
Paige Winfield Cunningham on Obamacare and the recent Justice Department efforts to overturn it. Carlos Lozada on lessons learned from past reports on presidential conduct. Plus, Anton Troianovski on a celebrity turned politician in Ukraine.
Mar 29, 2019
Will all 2020 Democrats release their tax returns?
Holly Bailey on whether 2020 Democrats will release their tax returns. Laurie McGinley on the new FDA-approved depression treatments. Plus, Jon Gerberg and Michael Robinson Chavez on life in Venezuela.
Mar 28, 2019
Questions about suicide and guns, after three deaths
Katie Zezima and Joel Achenbach on gun control and the public health crisis of suicides. Anton Troianovski and Shane Harris on how Russia interfered in American elections. Plus, Reed Albergotti on Apple switching up its business model.
Mar 27, 2019
With $270 million settlement, Purdue Pharma starts paying for the opioid crisis
Katie Zezima on the pharmaceutical company’s landmark settlement. Amy Gardner on voting rights for felons in Florida. And Dan Zak on butterflies and the border wall.
Mar 26, 2019
What happens after Mueller? ‘There’s a long way to go.’
Josh Dawsey and Karoun Demirjian report on Washington’s response to Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation. And Jeff Stein on Puerto Rico’s loss of food stamp funding.
Mar 25, 2019
Mueller finds no conspiracy with Russia but does not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice
Robert Mueller did not find evidence the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a letter Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress on Sunday. Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins Martine Powers for an extra episode of Post Reports.
Mar 24, 2019
Roseanne Barr just can’t shut up
Paul Sonne on potential impacts of the Pentagon’s plan to fund the border wall; Geoff Edgers on his trip to Israel with Roseanne; and Ben Guarino on the “zombie theory” of birth order.
Mar 22, 2019
As a top prosecutor, Klobuchar often declined to pursue charges in police-involved killings
Elise Viebeck and Michelle Lee on presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s history as a county prosecutor; Lenny Bernstein on a lack of HIV prevention drugs where they’re needed; and Elahe Izadi on the horror-movie renaissance.
Mar 21, 2019
The white candidates struggling to appeal to black voters
Heather Long on the #MeToo moment in the field of economics; Cleve Wootson on 2020 candidates struggling to bridge the race gap; Rick Maese on another year without a near-mythical race.
Mar 20, 2019
After discrimination charges, Facebook making big changes to its ad system
Tracy Jan explains expected changes to Facebook’s targeted ad system. Kate Woodsome on married couples in bureaucratic limbo because of Trump’s travel ban. Anna Fifield on the power of Haka.
Mar 19, 2019
How intelligence agencies grapple with the global reach of domestic terrorism
Shane Harris on how intelligence agencies share domestic terrorism threats; Rosalind S. Helderman on what we already know about the special counsel’s investigation; and the growing list of states that want to change the electoral process.
Mar 18, 2019
How the New Zealand mosque shootings moved across social media
Hamza Shaban on how YouTube, Facebook and Twitter failed to stop the spread of a violent video from the Christchurch mosque shootings. William Booth with an update on Brexit. And Geoffrey Fowler on the costs of “free” tax-prep services.
Mar 15, 2019
Pilots raised the alarm after last year’s Boeing crash. Then another plane went down.
Aaron Gregg investigates pilot complaints to Boeing. Glenn Kessler dissects what socialism really means. And Brady Dennis reports on the young climate activists going on strike.
Mar 14, 2019
How the Obama administration missed the fentanyl crisis
A Post investigation uncovers how federal officials failed to address the rising threat of synthetic opioids. Emily Rauhala breaks down Justin Trudeau’s first major political scandal. And Isabelle Khurshudyan on the changing face of hockey referees.
Mar 13, 2019
'Operation Varsity Blues': A college entrance bribery scheme
An elaborate college entrance bribery scheme. When veterans take their lives in the very places they sought help. Plus, a space name odyssey.
Mar 12, 2019
Questions for Boeing after second deadly plane crash
Brian Fung explains Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push to crack down on tech companies. Aaron Gregg delves into the tragic crash of a commercial Boeing plane in Ethiopia. And Simon Denyer revisits Fukushima, the site of one of Japan’s worst nuclear disasters.
Mar 11, 2019
From $22 an hour to $11: What the GM layoffs mean for workers
Heather Long tells us about an uncertain future for laid-off autoworkers. Devlin Barrett explains why terrorists in the U.S. are rarely charged with “terrorism.” And Shelly Tan discusses a long-awaited superhero.
Mar 08, 2019
Joe Biden's 1975 rhetoric on race
Matt Viser on what we can learn from an interview with Joe Biden from the 1970s. Cat Zakrzewski on Facebook’s privacy overhaul. Plus, Lavanya Ramanathan on the rebranding of veganism.
Mar 07, 2019
‘I take full responsibility’: How Kamala Harris dealt with a scandal as DA
Michael Kranish on some questions Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) might face about her record as a prosecutor as 2020 heats up. Science reporter Carolyn Y. Johnson on what we still don’t understand about pregnancy. Plus, LeBron James could break a record.
Mar 06, 2019
A second patient is free of HIV, offering new hope for a cure
Carolyn Y. Johnson on the second patient who may be cured of HIV, and Karoun Demirjian on the Democrats’ post-Cohen strategy. Plus, Avi Selk on a Harvard professor who believes in aliens.
Mar 05, 2019
A surge in border crossings that wouldn’t be solved by a wall
Nick Miroff on a surge in border crossings that is expected to go up. Peggy McGlone on a philanthropic family’s ties to the opioid crisis. And the president is on the phone ... just to talk.
Mar 04, 2019
Will 'Leaving Neverland' make fans leave Michael Jackson?
Hank Stuever on the new documentary about alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Joanna Slater explains the recent clashes in ongoing India-Pakistan border tensions. Plus, Avi Selk on waiting for the Mueller investigation’s final report.
Mar 01, 2019
The fragility of citizenship
Philip Rucker's debriefing on the Trump-Kim Hanoi summit. Ishaan Tharoor on the question of citizenship for westerners in the Islamic State. Plus, the Pentagon’s new effort to count civilian casualties in war from Missy Ryan.
Feb 28, 2019
‘I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.’
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney, appeared before a congressional committee today. Post reporters Karoun Demirjian, Rosalind S. Helderman, David Fahrenthold and Aaron Blake guide us through his testimony.
Feb 27, 2019
Trump and Kim look for a grand bargain in Hanoi
Simon Denyer on what to expect from the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Rosalind Helderman on the new details Michael Cohen’s testimony could offer. Plus, Tamer El-Ghobashy reports on the world of pigeon racing in Iraq.
Feb 26, 2019
Democrats ready 'no' vote on national emergency
Toluse Olorunnipa explains why House Democrats are challenging Trump’s national emergency. Nicole Ellis on her personal journey to figure out whether egg freezing was right for her. And the plight of adjunct professors, with Danielle Douglas-Gabriel.
Feb 25, 2019
The teenagers trying to save the world
Anne Gearan on the Trump administration’s aid dilemma in Venezuela. Sarah Kaplan on the kids who are done waiting on adults to address climate change. And Emily Yahr on the mess that is this year’s Oscars.
Feb 22, 2019
Facebook’s billion-dollar blunder
Tony Romm on Facebook potentially paying up after Cambridge Analytica. Christian Davenport on how rocket launches are muddying air travel. Plus, Orion Donovan-Smith on Liberian immigrants losing protections after decades.
Feb 21, 2019
With scandals growing, Catholic leaders gather for Vatican summit on sex abuse
Chico Harlan on Roman Catholic Church leaders gathering for a summit about sex abuse. scandals. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on how small donors matter in a presidential race. Plus, Adam Giannelli on his stutter and how canvassing helped him find his voice.
Feb 20, 2019
Bernie Sanders surprised everyone in 2016. Can he do it again?
Aaron Blake on Bernie Sanders’s second presidential run. Steven Rich on the emotional impact of a school lockdown. Plus, Robin Givhan on the life and complexities of the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld.
Feb 19, 2019
Can impeachment appear legitimate in a hyperpartisan universe?
Carlos Lozada on the legitimacy of impeachment in a partisan climate. Plus, columnist David Ignatius examines the state of U.S.-Saudi relations after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Feb 18, 2019
Trump braces for challenges to emergency declaration
Damian Paletta on the details of President Trump's emergency declaration. Anthony Faiola on the continuing political battle in Venezuela. Plus, Geoffrey A. Fowler on Marie Kondo-ing your digital life.
Feb 15, 2019
Why President Trump is declaring a national emergency
Josh Dawsey on Trump’s plans to avoid another shutdown but still declare a national emergency. Rosalind S. Helderman on how Paul Manafort lied to investigators. And what “I love you” means literally.
Feb 14, 2019
A smaller refund this year? That doesn’t mean your taxes went up.
Heather Long explains why your tax refund may be smaller this year. Lenny Bernstein on organ transplant oversight in the United States. And Sarah Kaplan with a sweet farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity.
Feb 13, 2019
There’s a deal to avert a government shutdown — but is Trump on board?
Josh Dawsey on whether we’re heading for another shutdown. Juliet Eilperin on how late-term abortions have become political. And a Post reader on what John Dingell’s death meant to him.
Feb 12, 2019
Loyal bulldog, furious fixer: The two Michael Cohens
Paul Schwartzman on the path that led Michael Cohen to Donald Trump. Lena Sun on the preventable measles outbreak in Washington state. And Anna Fifield on China’s “leftover women.”
Feb 11, 2019
Jeff Bezos takes on the National Enquirer
Marc Fisher on the evolution of Jeff Bezos’s tabloid scandal — and its potential political implications. Plus, Geoff Edgers on how Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. changed pop culture. And, Ellen McCarthy on the job that shaped Nancy Pelosi’s speakership.
Feb 08, 2019
Charges of racism and sexual assault upend Va. politics
Fenit Nirappil on the mounting scandals engulfing Virginia’s state government. Michael E. Miller on the diminishing threat of MS-13 to the nation. Plus, Kolin Pope on how to create an emoji.
Feb 07, 2019
Elizabeth Warren apologizes for Native American heritage claims
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to The Post’s Annie Linskey after her apology for claims of Native American heritage. Plus, Karen DeYoung on the Trump administration’s approach to peace in Afghanistan. And just how many pets do Americans have?
Feb 06, 2019
The selective investigation of North Carolina’s alleged voter fraud
Amy Gardner reports on how prosecutors deal with voter fraud in North Carolina. Vanessa Williams looks at the Democrat responding to Trump’s State of the Union address. Plus: Luisa Beck on a vanished communist era -- revived in nursing homes.
Feb 05, 2019
How Trump’s lifetime appointments are reshaping federal courts
President Trump installs a record number of appeals court judges, Ann Marimow reports. Shane Harris dissects the White House feud with its own intelligence agencies. Plus: Roxanne Roberts on how the “designated survivor” came to be.
Feb 04, 2019
For black boys who don’t want to play in the NFL
Today, Matt Viser on what separates Cory Booker from the 2020 pack. Former New England Patriot Martellus Bennett on looking beyond sports for black boys. And Peter Holley on the trouble with an e-scooter getaway.
Feb 01, 2019
How an assault victim sought justice when the system failed her
How one assault victim fought back against a successful D.C. chef. The tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Michael Bloomberg. And, what it feels like in the polar vortex.
Jan 31, 2019
What does Huawei have to do with the U.S.-China trade war?
Anna Fifield and Devlin Barrett break down how charges against the Chinese tech firm Huawei influence U.S. and Chinese relations. Plus, Aaron C. Davis on how some people who worked during the shutdown won’t be seeing a paycheck.
Jan 30, 2019
Why the polar vortex is really a symptom of global warming
Why record-breaking low temperatures aren’t evidence against global warming. Plus: Ian Shapira on former U.S. spies now in Congress and Nia Decaille on a rapper redefining black motherhood.
Jan 29, 2019
They only had each other. Then one became a mass shooter.
The brother of the confessed Parkland shooter wrestles with his responsibility to his only family member. After a Trump club fired about a dozen undocumented workers, they’re fighting back. And a love triangle that questions “in sickness and in health."
Jan 28, 2019
The shutdown is over — for now. What happens next?
As a 35-day partial government shutdown comes to a close, Paul Kane explains why President Trump finally gave in to pressure. And Rosalind S. Helderman spells out the significance of the latest indictment in the Russia probe.
Jan 25, 2019
A diplomatic crisis in Venezuela
Carol Morello on why Venezuela may be on the verge of a coup. Abby Ohlheiser on how the Mall standoff went viral. Plus, Angela Fritz on the privatization of weather forecasts.
Jan 24, 2019
Senate shutdown votes are ‘fundamentally designed not to pass’
Seung Min Kim on stalled legislative efforts to end the seemingly never-ending shutdown. Moriah Balingit on the state of public school systems in light of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike. Plus, how international trade wars hit small-town America.
Jan 23, 2019
544 days in an Iranian prison
The Washington Post’s columnist Jason Rezaian on his imprisonment in Iran. Eugene Scott on how Kamala Harris’s identity is shaping her presidential campaign. Plus, a postcard from a ghost town.
Jan 22, 2019
One civil rights icon is ‘trying to demystify the hero thing’
Six decades after Minnijean Brown became one of the Little Rock Nine, one of the first nine black students to desegregate a high school in Little Rock, Ark., she has a new mission: showing the world just how scared she was as it happened.
Jan 21, 2019
Who owns the Women’s March?
Kimberly Kindy on federal prison workers who aren’t getting enough support during the partial government shutdown. Marissa Lang on the tensions surrounding the Women’s March. Plus, the career troubles of R&B singer Chrisette Michele.
Jan 18, 2019
The Founding Fathers never planned for the Trump International Hotel
David Fahrenthold on a government watchdog report questioning the constitutionality of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease. William Booth on Britain's many attempts to leave the European Union. Plus, the history of the border wall.
Jan 17, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand wants you to know her name
Jenna Johnson on the gradual policy shifts of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), newly announced presidential hopeful. Sudarsan Raghavan on the struggle to survive for many in Yemen. Plus, the sounds of healthy and unhealthy snow.
Jan 16, 2019
Does Beto O’Rourke have something to say?
Jenna Johnson talks to Beto O’Rourke after his bid for U.S. Senate. Matt Zapotosky on the confirmation hearing for an attorney general nominee. Plus, Drew Harwell on how his YouTube search for “RBG” yielded unexpected results.
Jan 15, 2019
Trump’s secrecy around Putin talks are ‘part of a much broader pattern’
Greg Miller on the president keeping notes from meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin to himself. Darryl Fears on an executive order that may thin millions of acres of forests. Plus, the hit musical “Hamilton” makes its way to Puerto Rico.
Jan 14, 2019
Why R. Kelly’s accusers were rarely heard — until now
Geoff Edgers dives into the history of sexual misconduct claims against R. Kelly. Tim Carman questions the value of his food column, the $20 Diner. And an unlikely advocate emerges for personal tech.
Jan 11, 2019
Border 101
As President Trump continues to press his case for a wall, Maria Sacchetti dispels misinformation about the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, Nicolás Maduro begins his second term as president of Venezuela.
Jan 10, 2019
Meanwhile, in the Mueller investigation
While the shutdown drama continues, it’s been a big week in the special counsel investigation. Plus, the administration quietly considers a rollback of civil rights protections. Plus, a former Marine’s new mission: find his old hat.
Jan 09, 2019
No exit: Trump’s shutdown strategy
Reporter Robert Costa on what is happening the behind the scenes as the budget stalemate shows no sign of abating. Plus, Christopher Mooney on how a spike in carbon emissions couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Jan 08, 2019
To build border wall, Trump considers national emergency powers
President Trump is threatening to call a national emergency to build a border wall. Post reporter David Nakamura explains whether that’s possible, or even legal. Plus, tech reporter Geoffrey Fowler takes us on a ride with a self-driving car.
Jan 07, 2019
The confounding case of alleged spy Paul Whelan
Shane Harris tells the story about a former Marine being detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Annie Linskey on how the “likability” question will affect female 2020 candidates. Plus, voices from the government shutdown.
Jan 04, 2019
New Congress, same old shutdown
Seung Min Kim explains how Congress might tackle the shutdown. Colby Itkowitz on whether the new Congress is as diverse as it seems. Plus, Ian Shapira on history, heritage and hatred.
Jan 03, 2019
Dysfunction junction: Why we have a ‘do nothing’ Congress
Paul Kane on why Congress can’t function. Drew Harwell explains the disturbing use of artificial intelligence to put real-life women’s faces in fake-porn videos. Plus, Sarah Kaplan on NASA making its most distant visit to an object in our solar system.
Jan 02, 2019
102 Americans on what unites us
Book critic Carlos Lozada declares his pick for the most memorable book of the last year. And Americans share what they believe unites our often-divided country.
Jan 01, 2019
Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2020.
Annie Linskey tells us about Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren throwing her hat in the presidential ring. The Washington Post’s Style section selects what’s in and what’s out for 2019. Plus, the origin story of a pop classic.
Dec 31, 2018
After Mollie Tibbetts’s politicized death, an unlikely kindness
The death of Mollie Tibbetts became an immigration talking point, but reporter Terrence McCoy tells the unlikely story of immense kindness in the aftermath of a tragedy. Plus, Elizabeth Dwoskin on how to leave Facebook.
Dec 28, 2018
All aboard the market roller coaster
Heather Long breaks down the tumultuous markets. Julie Zauzmer shares her story on Jews being paid to move to Alabama. Plus, Tom Cruise and video interpolation.
Dec 27, 2018
The story behind a global e-scooter recall
Peter Holley investigates the dangers of e-scooters. Philip Rucker debriefs on the president’s surprise trip to Iraq over this tumultuous holiday. Plus, Chuck Culpepper revisits a Kentucky town haunted by a high school football loss from 25 years ago.
Dec 26, 2018
A home for the holidays
This year, 10-year-old Kamiya Johnson will be home for the holidays. Post reporter Jessica Contrera says that Kamiya’s family was able to leave a D.C. shelter and find housing. Also, the history of gingerbread from Mary Beth Albright.
Dec 25, 2018
How Ben Carson is rolling back fair-housing enforcement
Tracy Jan reports on how Ben Carson’s HUD cut back on investigating housing discrimination. Lori Aratani explains why airplane bathrooms keep getting smaller. Plus, Geoffrey Fowler on the ever-rising costs of Apple products.
Dec 24, 2018
‘The sound and the fury’: Another week in the White House
As a shutdown nears, White House reporter Josh Dawsey recounts President Trump’s chaotic week. Senior editor Marc Fisher on the evolution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Plus, how a bat cave could help stop a deadly disease.
Dec 21, 2018
U.S. troops to leave Syria. Now what?
What it means for the U.S. to pull forces out of Syria. The fashion industry’s mixed messages to plus-size women. Plus, when Congress weighed a journey to the center of Earth.
Dec 20, 2018
How a ‘law and order’ party embraced prison reform
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill overhauling the federal prison system. What it takes to mend relationships between the police and communities. Plus, taking over holiday traditions.
Dec 19, 2018
Why President Trump is shutting down his charity
President Trump’s charity will shut down amid allegations that he used it for personal and political gain. In the second part of our Murder With Impunity series, the police perspective. And a retired school counselor has two and a half minutes of fame.
Dec 18, 2018
Murder With Impunity: Surrounded by homicide
A New Orleans mother who lost three children in homicides now fears for her last. Plus, a new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee details how the Russians sought to influence the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump.
Dec 17, 2018
When a 7-year-old dies on Border Patrol’s watch
A 7-year-old girl died after being taken into Border Patrol custody, reportedly from dehydration and exhaustion. Also, the U.S. responds to climate change at the U.N. summit. Plus, a homeless character on “Sesame Street” debuts.
Dec 14, 2018
Brexit: ‘The word you’re looking for is shambolic’
Now that Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote by her party, can she pull off Brexit? Also, what the new “Spider-Man” film means to an Afro-Latino critic. Plus, Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space.
Dec 13, 2018
Michael Cohen, sentenced Wednesday, says he's free from Trump
Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Google’s CEO visits the Post to discuss the tech giant’s future. Plus, why it’s maybe OK that First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t actually want to be the first lady.
Dec 12, 2018
Live from the Oval Office, it’s Tuesday afternoon!
President Trump faces off with Democratic lawmakers Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in a nationally televised shouting match. How a flute player’s lawsuit illuminates the gender pay gap in America. Plus, 95 percent of the oldest Arctic ice has melted.
Dec 11, 2018
Who wants to be White House chief of staff?
Just as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation heats up, President Trump struggles to find a new chief of staff. Also, right-wing violence is up and left-wing attacks are down. Plus, this may be why your smart speaker can’t understand you.
Dec 10, 2018
What one man’s death says about the asylum court system
Apple’s new heart-healthy tech might be better for the anxious and not the ailing. Also, a dead man’s children seek asylum in the same court that denied him.
Dec 07, 2018
Deal or no deal?: Theresa May’s Brexit standoff
A vote on Britain’s separation from the European Union, how veterans’ stay at Trump’s D.C. hotel (courtesy of Saudi Arabia) may have violated the Constitution, and a photojournalist reconnects with a subject gone viral.
Dec 06, 2018
The midterm election that's still not over
An investigation into possible election fraud in North Carolina, the dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and one former president says goodbye to another — his dad.
Dec 05, 2018
Democrats set the stage (literally) for 2020
The Democratic National Committee struggles to find a big-enough stage for likely presidential candidates. Plus, the second and final installment of our series “An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.”
Dec 04, 2018
Prime Suspect, Part 1: An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.
One September morning a Post reporter gets a call with new information about a murder she covered 30 years ago. Plus, how climate change became a partisan issue in the United States.
Dec 03, 2018
Introducing ‘Post Reports’
Here it is: the new daily podcast from the newsroom of The Washington Post. “Post Reports,” hosted by Martine Powers, will bring you all the reporting and insight you expect from The Post, but for your ears. Launching Dec. 3. Sign up now. Sound. Informed.
Nov 28, 2018