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The results of the 2020 election left both of Georgia’s Senate seats up for grabs. The races between Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Jon Ossoff (D) as well as Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) will be decided in a Jan. 5 runoff election. (Blair Guild/The Washington Post)
The president’s baseless claims of fraud in the November elections have sparked a Republican civil war in the state, where voters will return to the polls on Jan. 5 in a pair of races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate.
Attorney General William P. Barr had undercut President Trump’s unfounded claims of a rigged election.
Tina Flournoy will bring decades of Washington experience to the role.
President Trump claimed without evidence that the nation’s election system was “under coordinated assault and siege” and that it was “statistically impossible” for him to have lost to President-elect Biden.
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For maybe the first time in Trump's presidency, reality hasn't been conforming to his nonsense.
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Waller’s confirmation Thursday could be President Trump’s last mark on the central bank.
Even Rudolph W. Giuliani reportedly made a point to note he had just met Melissa Carone, whose testimony drew comparisons to SNL sketches.
World War II-era mountain boots with crampons are among the items being unloaded from the museum support center of the U.S. Army Center of Military History. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
RetropolisThe Past, Rediscovered
With 47 museums in the United States, Germany and South Korea — and duplicates of nearly everything — a massive culling is underway.
In a new video, O’Keefe is seen dialing into CNN’s private meeting and confronting network president Jeff Zucker.
A 27-year-old frozen embryo led to a live birth, beating a record held by the baby's sister, who was born from an embryo frozen for 24 years.
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While pandemic school closures have been challenging for many children, special-needs students like McKenzie West are falling further behind.
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Jared Kushner meets with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, emir of Qatar, in Doha, Qatar, this week. (Qatar News Agency/Handout/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
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“The relationships they now have with people like [Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman]? Don't take them lightly,” a former White House official said of the White House senior adviser and his wife, Ivanka Trump.
The new rule, set to affect tens of millions of people, intensifies the conflict between Beijing and Washington.
He was arrested on three previous occasions this year but this time was denied bail, underscoring a crackdown on the democracy movement.
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Despite a resurgence in the virus, South Korea is plowing ahead with a high-stakes exam for half a million students.
Alek Minassian has admitted driving the van in the 2018 attack that killed 10 people in Toronto. His lawyer says he’s not criminally responsible.
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing1926 – 2020
He worked to modernize France’s institutions and create a centralized government for Europe, only to be voted out of office and disappointed by the European Union.
Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property in Orange County, Calif. (AP)
The Justice Department’s push to carry out executions has drawn sharp condemnation from critics who denounced these actions during the lame-duck window.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney says agency documents show the problem is more extensive than reported and is threatening the commerce secretary with a subpoena.
Coronavirus-related hospitalizations and fatalities, which tend to lag spikes in cases, are also trending upward across the region.
In a critical year for the young students, the achievement gaps are widening.
Washington Wizards guard John Wall leaves as the franchise's all-time leader in assists and steals. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
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John Wall’s trade ends his chances of becoming a D.C. legend. He should’ve been remembered as a gift, a treasure for the Wizards and the city.
Now more than ever, local shops and entrepreneurs deserve our support.
These spots are looking for new ways to interact with customers.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Governors and state lawmakers across the country are working to authorize millions of dollars in new coronavirus stimulus aid, aiming to plug gaping holes in their local economies before the end of the year.
One of the super freezers is tested in the thermodynamic laboratory at a Desmon facility in Nusco, Italy. (Michele Amoruso)
Desmon, a family-run firm in Italy, is ramping up production to meet demand for highly specialized freezers needed to transport and store the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at extremely cold temperatures.
The president's early-year budget plan had called for the raise along with proposals to reduce the value of retirement benefits.
According to data on the government’s Paycheck Protection Program, about 600 mostly larger companies, including dozens of national chains, received the maximum amount allowed under the program of $10 million.
The National Labor Relations Board rejected Amazon's bid to delay a  hearing on a unionization vote by Alabama warehouse workers into the next year as the company ramped up its anti-union offensive.
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Vanderbilt place kicker Sarah Fuller warms up before the start of an NCAA college football game against Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, Mo. (AP)
Sarah Fuller became the first woman to appear in a Power Five football game. The moment was not lost on her parents.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, have not ruled out home-market bubbles during the postseason.
Rafer Johnson1935–2020
He later worked as an actor and Special Olympics organizer, and he helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin.
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