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The nation's most deregulated energy economy was supposed to be a win for consumers, and for energy companies nimble enough to do business in a bustling, cacophonous market. Last week's cold snap plunged Texans into misery — and could reap billions for some firms.
Annual closures are expected along the exotic road. But wildfire is reaching into places it has never been, stripping vegetation from fragile hillsides and causing more serious washouts.
Ahead of his first major post-White House address at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the former president is making plans to launch a super PAC, has begun endorsing candidates and is plotting a possible 2024 run.
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Thurgood Marshall outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 1958. (AP)
The violence 75 years ago in Columbia, Tenn., escalated quickly.
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As Biden calls for unity, he is using a legislative process that requires no Republican votes
Despite calls for unity, President Biden plans to pass his first major policy via budget reconciliation, a legislative process that requires no GOP votes.
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Empty window displays at a Neiman Marcus in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Experts warn that because bankruptcies lag other signals of economic distress, a mountain of filings may be to come. New data show what industries might be most at risk.
The government is increasingly accessing private information they are not authorized to compile on their own. “When you sign up for electricity, you don’t expect them to send immigration agents to your front door,” a researcher said.
A judge has held Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Ventura County in contempt of court for ignoring restrictions, but it still draws hundreds of maskless worshippers to its indoor services each week.
Federal agencies should not automatically disqualify job applicants or take disciplinary actions against current employees for using marijuana, the central personnel agency says.
People bike through Rock Creek Park in May. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
The coronavirus has significantly altered travel routines for scores of residents in the region, and respondents say their habits may never be the same.
A barrage of states have filed resolutions supporting, or opposing, statehood for the nation’s capital,  an unprecedented response to a once-fledgling movement now surging with momentum.
Gov. Larry Hogan will not veto three-year payments to low-income workers who don’t have Social Security numbers.
Sharbat in Adams Morgan welcomes visitors with expertly made sweet and savory baked goods from Azerbaijan.
The National Museum of Mathematics presents an augmented-reality art show you look at on your phone.
A new anthology compiles decades of music writing from the 90-year-old jazz critic.
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The loss of fruits and vegetables during last week’s cold snap in Texas could lead to shortfalls at food banks and higher prices at grocery stores.
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The silhouette unveiled in 1969 honors the league’s first Black players to make an imprint on professional basketball, change it forever and assume its throne. They still deserve that recognition. 
Tiger Woods played with his son Charlie at a December father-son tournament in Orlando. (AP)
A transcendent golfer occupies our headspace like no other athlete, thanks to the unadorned intimacy and longevity afforded by the sport. That role for Woods is now in question.
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