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July 2, 2020
Clint Lorance had been in charge of his Army platoon for three days when he ordered them to kill three Afghans on a dirt road. After a second-degree murder conviction, Lorance was pardoned by Trump, hailed as a hero. His troops suffered a different fate.
July 1, 2020
What we know about the Russia-backed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. What a mutation in the novel coronavirus actually means. And, a year of ups and downs for the fireworks industry.
June 30, 2020
How the lack of child care is destabilizing the economy even more. Why women are hurting the most in this economic downturn. And what it’s like to join Alcoholics Anonymous over Zoom.
June 29, 2020
The Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law. Surging coronavirus infections in the United States. And, Mississippi votes to remove the Confederate symbol from its state flag.
June 26, 2020
How rapper Drakeo the Ruler dropped an album from jail. The history of germ theory, and how the discovery of pathogens changed the way we live.
June 25, 2020
In 2014, Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with a toy gun. He was 12 years old. His mother, Samaria Rice, discusses the trauma she still carries. And, why a decrease in reports of child abuse isn’t cause for celebration.
June 24, 2020
President Trump’s new restrictions on foreign visas leave many people — and businesses — in limbo. How the recent primaries foreshadow what to expect in November. And, NASCAR’s drama deepens.
June 23, 2020
The president takes a series of losses — with Supreme Court decisions, a half-full rally and John Bolton’s book. And NASCAR’s reckoning over racism.
June 22, 2020
On the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, and why the fastest way to test a vaccine poses huge ethical questions. Plus, why so many people are convinced that they had covid-19 already.
June 19, 2020
The legacy of two moments in history that many Americans are just beginning to learn — Juneteenth, and the Tulsa massacre.
June 18, 2020
The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end the DACA program — but what’s next for undocumented “dreamers”? And a new online radio station for people isolated in nursing homes — where they’re the DJs.
June 17, 2020
The NFL finally opens the door to the Black Lives Matter movement. Senate Republicans unveil a policing bill. And, the most famous skyscraper in New York goes green.
June 16, 2020
Tech companies make a hollow promise on facial recognition. The NBA navigates a risky return. And, a rebel in the coronavirus data science ranks.
June 15, 2020
Gay and transgender workers win protections from the Supreme Court. What’s happening to minority and immigrant doctors in Britain. And how it feels to be a Black journalist right now.
June 12, 2020
The past and future of Hollywood’s love affair with law enforcement. And, the symbolism of clothes on Capitol Hill this week.
June 11, 2020
What the movement to “defund the police” wants. Joe Biden’s complicated history on criminal justice. And a new hope for patients whose lungs have suffered from covid-19.
June 10, 2020
As states reopen, new opportunities for the coronavirus to spread. Why public health experts predict that the virus will be with us for decades. And, a crucial step toward curbing the spread.
June 9, 2020
George Floyd is laid to rest in Texas. We hear from some of the people who knew him. President Trump and federal law enforcement vs. Washington, D.C. And how a black police officer responded to protests.
June 8, 2020
Protests continue over the killing of George Floyd. Why police convictions are still so rare. And why black Americans are left out of the economic recovery.
June 5, 2020
The double standard that guides who can protest – and how – in America. And, what nursing home residents are experiencing during the pandemic, told firsthand.
June 4, 2020
How cities failed to protect the black community from the coronavirus. President Trump’s break with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. And the double-edged sword of cameras being everywhere for racial injustice protesters and police.
June 3, 2020
What Joe Biden has to say about ongoing protests. How President Trump uses religion as a political tool. And protesters in their own words.
June 2, 2020
Why gas was used on peaceful protesters outside the White House. How the Trump administration has scaled back efforts to reform police departments. And one young woman says “Let it burn” after her family’s business gets caught up in the destruction.
June 1, 2020
As protests rage from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., how the police are culpable in violence. Why officials are trying to blame outsiders. And a historic launch into space.
May 30, 2020
The U.S. death toll has reached a stark milestone: 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. The pandemic has exposed the nation’s vulnerabilities and dangerous divide.
May 29, 2020
Anger boils over in Minneapolis in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Understanding what happened in Central Park. And a powerful painting captures another unsettling time in America.
May 28, 2020
Tensions between President Trump and big tech reach a boiling point. Asian American health-care workers are fighting racism as well as the coronavirus. And, how air travel has changed during the pandemic.
May 27, 2020
The mental health crisis brought on by covid-19. How the pandemic is shifting away from cities and gaining a foothold in rural America. And, why we can’t bring ourselves to do the dishes.
May 26, 2020
Beijing signals the end of Hong Kong's “one country, two systems” framework. How the new Christopher Nolan movie became a test case for the summer movie season. And, a bus driver on the front lines in New York City.
May 23, 2020
Americans are making it clear: They won’t be ready to go out to their favorite destinations until they feel confident about being able to go — to the bathroom, that is.
May 22, 2020
A novelist imagines another life for Hillary Rodham –– one without Bill Clinton. And, what we’re missing when we’re missing human touch.
May 21, 2020
Bankruptcies rattle the retail industry. SpaceX poised to send two astronauts into orbit for the first time. And, an online community breaks the fast together, each night of Ramadan.
May 20, 2020
How will we vote in November? A wrinkle in expanding coronavirus testing in the United States. And, a new outbreak in South Korea pushes its LGBTQ community into an undesirable spotlight.
May 19, 2020
In Jordan, a strict lockdown. In Sweden – an opposite approach. And, the social tensions created by Canada’s “double bubble” policy.
May 18, 2020
Trump dismissed the State Department’s inspector general and replaced him with a loyalist. The president’s pattern of firings and why it’s important. Plus, an investigation into the pandemic-time deliveries of alcoholic beverages.
May 15, 2020
In 1923, a white mob burned down the small mill town of Rosewood, Fla., killing at least six people and driving out black residents. After survivors won reparations from the state, Rosewood descendants are left with a complicated legacy.
May 14, 2020
As some states begin to reopen, people returning to work face tough decisions. An ousted U.S. health official testifies that 2020 may be “the darkest winter in modern history.” And, what author Mary Beard is reading.
May 13, 2020
The truth about Project Airbridge, a White House program set up to deliver badly needed personal protective equipment. The long road to recovery for restaurants. And, bartering in the time of the coronavirus.
May 12, 2020
The Justice Department moves to clear a guilty plea — and undercut the Mueller investigation. The small-business loans going to large companies instead. And the power and popularity of Purell.
May 11, 2020
Why it took so long for suspects to be charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death. The looming mental-health crisis brought on by the coronavirus. And the young people left out of the virus relief efforts.
May 9, 2020
What does the pandemic sound like? Mostly, silence.
May 8, 2020
Portraits of working moms during the pandemic. And finding solace in Bach after a loss.
May 7, 2020
Advice for managing your money, from personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary. What happens when people are too scared to seek medical care. And what we wear when we’re stuck at home — and what it says about us.
May 6, 2020
Michael Scherer describes how candidates have rewritten their campaign playbooks during the pandemic. Jessica Contrera asks how we weigh risk. And Emily Heil on the anxiety-filled hellscape that is the grocery store.
May 5, 2020
Which deaths count toward the covid-19 death toll? The Federal Reserve plans to lend big corporations $500 billion with few strings attached. Plus, when cannabis is deemed essential.
May 4, 2020
How people are dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic. And Melinda Hunt, the director of Hart Island in New York, explains the challenges of burying the city’s dead.
May 2, 2020
In the pandemic times, sourdough bread is king. Post Reports producer Reena Flores goes on a journey to find out why, with King Arthur Flour co-chief executive Karen Colberg and ancient bread maker Seamus Blackley.
May 1, 2020
The Louis Armstrong Museum is finding a new life online during the coronavirus pandemic -- and just a warning, this segment contains explicit language. How one blues musician is changing his act under self isolation. And a new kind of rom-com.
April 30, 2020
Nations that had a robust response to the coronavirus pandemic are cautiously reopening. A new accusation about the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.
April 29, 2020
With the CDC adding new symptoms to look out for this week, we asked a science reporter to catch us up on what scientists are learning about the coronavirus. Plus, schools feel the pressure to reopen, and North Korea’s leader is MIA.
April 28, 2020
How the cruise industry carried coronavirus around the globe. The briefings Trump skipped. And, how young caregivers are impacted by social distancing.
April 27, 2020
The mysterious blood-clotting complication killing coronavirus patients. Why the economy probably won’t just bounce back. And, a psychological term you might be misusing.
April 25, 2020
Even as governors, mayors and the federal government urge or require Americans to wear masks to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the nation is divided about whether to comply.
April 24, 2020
How the Navy tried and failed to control a coronavirus outbreak -- and a crisis of confidence -- on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Plus, child psychiatrist Matthew Biel on how to talk to kids about the global pandemic.
April 23, 2020
Georgia will begin reopening businesses Friday, against the advice of experts and the White House. William Wan reports on what will likely happen next. For survivors of AIDS, an eerie deja vu. And, what Trump’s new immigration policy actually means.
April 22, 2020
On Earth Day, Sarah Kaplan asks how we can be better Earthlings. Seung Min Kim analyzes the new coronavirus response bill working its way through Congress. And Monica Hesse explains why we’re all having extra-weird dreams.
April 21, 2020
Juliet Eilperin explains the delays in widespread testing. Young people aren’t as vulnerable to the coronavirus, but the crisis is affirming their political beliefs, Hannah Knowles reports. And Michelle Lee on campaign fundraising in a pandemic.
April 20, 2020
Laura Reiley explains the kinks in the food supply chain leaving grocery shelves bare. Grocery workers share their well-founded fears with Abha Bhattarai. Erin Patrick O’Connor hears from sanitation workers on the pandemic’s front line.
April 18, 2020
Over the past few weeks, many people have said they feel like figures in an Edward Hopper painting. On this bonus episode of Post Reports, art critic Sebastian Smee has a reminder from Renoir and Manet that the good times will return.
April 17, 2020
Alaa Daghlas, a physician assistant at a Bronx hospital, grapples with her decision to return to work after recovering from covid-19. And Jon Gerberg reports from an ICU in Brooklyn scrambling to keep up with the influx of coronavirus patients.
April 16, 2020
Chris Mooney reports on the science of why some younger people are getting better, while others are dying of covid-19. Griff Witte reports on how parties and gatherings became clusters. And Annie Gowen on coronavirus deniers.
April 15, 2020
Martine Powers and Ishaan Tharoor explore the meaning of borders in a pandemic, and how coronavirus might change travel and migration in the future. And Mary Beth Sheridan walks us through public service announcements from around the world.
April 14, 2020
Heather Long on how opening up the economy will be less like flipping a switch and more like a slow rehabilitation. Drew Harwell on privacy concerns around Zoom. And author J. Courtney Sullivan on what she’s reading for comfort.
April 13, 2020
The president wants to reopen the U.S. economy, but experts say doing that safely requires widespread testing and contact tracing. Long lines strain the nation’s food banks. And how New Zealand didn’t just flatten the curve, but squashed it.
April 11, 2020
The weird psychology of the great toilet paper shortage, and what we can learn from it.
April 10, 2020
The stark disparities in how covid-19 affects black Americans, from Robert Samuels. How wearing a face mask in public is different for black men, from Tracy Jan. And navigating the politics of hair during a pandemic, from Jordan-Marie Smith.
April 9, 2020
After the coronavirus pandemic passes, a new economic reality. What happens when you can’t wash your hands in the midst of a public health crisis. And a look into Wuhan as the lockdown lifts.
April 8, 2020
Bernie Sanders ends his White House bid. The FDA has authorized widespread use of unproven drugs to treat coronavirus, saying the possible benefits outweigh the risks. And, remembering musician John Prine.
April 7, 2020
Wisconsin’s primary is threatening to become a worst-case scenario for elections amid a pandemic. Undocumented workers are often ‘essential’ — but also vulnerable. And an island that’s preparing for the worst.
April 6, 2020
Aaron Gregg on the realities of getting a small business loan under the stimulus plan. Nicole Dungca reports that the federal government lagged for months in helping local officials respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the plight of tigers.
April 3, 2020
Older people can face serious health effects from being isolated — but it’s also what’s keeping them safe amid the pandemic. Advice on surviving isolation from a reporter who was held in isolation in Iran. And the scientifically proven power of love.
April 2, 2020
Inside a New York hospital on the front lines of the pandemic. And how health-care workers are forced to face their own mortality.
April 1, 2020
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. And the linen company that’s making medical masks.
March 31, 2020
A “disaster waiting to happen” in crowded prisons. The tension in a community that’s on the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus but reluctant to shut down the economy. And how the virus is separating extended families.
March 30, 2020
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.
March 27, 2020
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.
March 26, 2020
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.
March 25, 2020
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.
March 24, 2020
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.
March 23, 2020
Shane Harris on what U.S. officials knew about the threat of the novel coronavirus, and when they knew it. Chris Mooney on why the virus is killing more men. And, Dan Zak reflects on our shifting sense of time and space during the pandemic.
March 20, 2020
William Wan on how the novel coronavirus will radically alter the United States. Maura Judkis on social distancing with roommates. Julie Zauzmer’s dispatch from churches deciding what’s more important: fellowship and prayer, or public health?
March 19, 2020
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 coronavirus treatment. And Min Joo Kim reports on how South Korea got testing right.
March 18, 2020
Jeff Stein explains Trump’s plan to bail out a nation hit hard by the coronavirus. Tony Romm on how Silicon Valley and the White House could use location data to fight the outbreak. And Julie Zauzmer on the people who say this isn’t the end of the world.
March 17, 2020
Lena Sun on 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.
March 16, 2020
Elise Viebeck explains how the coronavirus could impact the presidential election. Andrew Freedman on why the coronavirus won’t necessarily go away this summer. And how new health screenings at airports are playing out, from our own Madhulika Sikka.
March 13, 2020
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.
March 12, 2020
Katie Zezima explains the new U.S. travel restrictions on travel to 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.
March 11, 2020
The WHO declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. William Wan says the virus is sparing kids — and understanding why could be key to finding a treatment. Aaron Blake on Biden’s “Big Tuesday” wins. And Robert Samuels on the reflections of a Bernie Bro.
March 10, 2020
Chico Harlan with a dispatch from Italy under a country-wide lockdown. 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.
March 9, 2020
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 plague.
March 6, 2020
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.
March 5, 2020
Annie Linskey and Amber Phillips on the end of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. Aaron Blake explains why you should care about a dust-up over the independence of the Supreme Court. And, a portrait of a portrait, from Sebastian Smee.
March 4, 2020
Philip Bump talks through the Super Tuesday results. Heather Long explains why the Fed is cutting interest rates in response to the coronavirus outbreak. And the proper way to wash your hands.
March 3, 2020
Caroline Kitchener on the abortion restriction being tested at the Supreme Court. William Wan on how the coronavirus outbreak could play out. And an island full of Buttigiegs, from Chico Harlan.
March 2, 2020
Fourteen states, Americans abroad and one U.S. territory will hold nominating contests on Super Tuesday to award a total of 1,357 delegates.
February 28, 2020
Health reporters Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein answer your questions about 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 in-laws.
February 27, 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 stop-and-frisk actually lowered the crime rate in New York City.
February 26, 2020
Abha Bhattarai unpacks Walmart’s “Great Workplace” program, and why it means layoffs for workers. Samantha Schmidt on the “radical feminists” working against trans rights. And Shibani Mahtani explains how China’s ambitions are choking the Mekong River.
February 25, 2020
Matt Viser and Lenny Bernstein on the oldest field of presidential candidates, and the new norm around releasing health records. Tracy Jan on James Clyburn’s idea for reparations. And Monica Hesse on Harvey Weinstein’s guilty verdict.
February 24, 2020
Joanna Slater on President Trump’s visit to India. Fenit Nirappil asks why D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser supports Michael Bloomberg. And NASA mourns the death of Katherine Johnson, a “hidden figure” during the space race.
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