Democracy Dies in Darkness
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With Democrats in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress, activists say they are in their strongest position yet to make D.C. the 51st state.
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The package is significantly smaller than President Biden’s roughly $2 trillion blueprint and doesn’t raise the corporate tax rate.
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Legislators are promoting measures that would drastically curtail access to the polls and could disproportionately affect voters of color, critics say.
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The South Carolina senator said he went from “Cotton to Congress in one lifetime,” but his ancestors owned unusually large amounts of land.
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Akayed Ullah, 31, wanted to kill as many Americans as possible, officials said, but would-be victims ­were spared because his explosive device malfunctioned. One person sustained a shrapnel wound, and two other victims were left with hearing damage.
Brendan Hunt’s case, believed to be the first tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, is seen as a test of how far free speech can go before it violates constitutional protections.
After documenting their work early in the pandemic, The Post checked in with a doctor, nurse and paramedic again a year into the crisis. (Zoeann Murphy/The Post)
Many health workers talked about the betrayal they feel from the public — hero-worship one day, then refusal to wear masks the next, even if it would spare them the trauma of losing yet another patient.
The push to make D.C. the 51st state has become a partisan civil rights issue, with Democrats hailing voting rights for a plurality-Black city and Republicans denouncing it as a liberal power grab.
A medical team from Howard University vaccinates people at the Chinese Community Church in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Howard University)
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan stressed the need to find residents who are not yet vaccinated.
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Alden Global Capital admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to pull pension money out of its own funds and pay their employees $20.7 million, the Labor Department said.
Justices said the commission must get additional authority from Congress to ask courts for monetary relief.
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Bailey, right, and his new book, left. (W.W. Norton; Nancy Crampton)
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