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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Fwd: The Post Most: 500,000 dead, a number almost too large to grasp


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500,000 dead, a number almost too large to grasp

A little less than a year ago, covid-19 had killed just a handful of people in the United States. Now, the pandemic's official death toll equals the size of a major city, more than the population of Kansas City and nearly as many as Atlanta or Sacramento. It can be hard to grasp the enormity — half a million people, gone. What if we imagined them traveling as one group? Or killed in action? Or all buried together?

By Artur Galocha and Bonnie Berkowitz   Read more »

 

Texas officials alarmed at the enormous power bills customers faced after last week's storm

By Paulina Firozi and Amy B Wang   Read more »

 

Trump to speak at CPAC, in first public appearance since leaving office

By Amy B Wang and Josh Dawsey   Read more »

 

The youngest victims of a national calamity, and the people they left behind

By Marc Fisher, Ariana Eunjung Cha, Annie Gowen, Arelis R. Hernández and Lori Rozsa   Read more »

 

Ted Cruz wants to be a populist. But he can't get it right.

Opinion   By Joel Stein   Read more »

 
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Sen. Graham said 'Count me out' after Capitol riot. But now he's all in with Trump again.

By Josh Dawsey   Read more »

 

North Korea's economy is ravaged by sanctions and pandemic isolation. Kim Jong Un is lashing out.

By Simon Denyer   Read more »

 

More teachers are asked to double up, instructing kids at school and at home simultaneously

By Hannah Natanson, Donna St. George and Perry Stein   Read more »

 
 
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Merrick Garland says that as attorney general he will fight discrimination, domestic terrorism

By Devlin Barrett   Read more »

 

New watchdog report condemns Chicago police, mayor for responses to protests, riots

By Mark Guarino   Read more »

 
 

Six months after massive Beirut explosion, official investigation has been upended

By Sarah Dadouch and Nader Durgham   Read more »

 

Pundits are wrong. We don't need a functional GOP.

Opinion   By Jennifer Rubin   Read more »

 
 

'Front of the pack': Off-duty Pa. officer charged at police during the Capitol riots, FBI says

By Hannah Knowles   Read more »

 
 

Weekend reads

(Sergio Flores for The Post)

Five days in Texas as millions went without power amid a record cold snap

At the height of the record-shattering cold snap, millions were without power. As temperatures rise, many still don't have access to drinking water while some grocery stores' shelves remain bare.

By Meryl Kornfield and Karly Domb Sadof   Read more »

 

For younger job seekers, diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren't a preference. They're a requirement.

By Jennifer Miller   Read more »

 

Vaccine envy is real. Here's how to tame it.

By Angela Haupt   Read more »

 
 
 
 
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