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Jan 19
African Americans are moving out of the cities that their parents and grandparents fled to during Jim Crow and into the South‘s booming metropolises.

Some are calling it the new Great Migration. wapo.st/33n64O0 The percentage of Black Americans who live in the South has been increasing since 1990, and the biggest gains have been in the region’s large urban areas, according to census data. wapo.st/33n64O0 Image
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Jan 18
LIVE NOW: Reporters @Shannon_Liao, @LeaderGrev, @Vahn16 and @rachelerman are discussing Microsoft's historic acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the embattled publisher behind Call of Duty, Warcraft, Overwatch and Candy Crush.

Tune in on @TwitterSpaces: twitter.com/i/spaces/1BRJj… Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard, the embattled Call of Duty, Warcraft publisher, for $68.7 billion washingtonpost.com/video-games/20…
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Jan 18
In an epidemic unique to the United States, on average, at least one child is shot every hour of every day.

In 2020, the number exceeded 2,200 — by far the highest total in the past two decades — and 2021′s tally is expected to be worse. wapo.st/34E6cIV Black kids are more than four times as likely to die in shootings as White ones, according to CDC data, though White kids are much more likely to use guns to take their own lives. wapo.st/34E6cIV
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Jan 15
Tsunami advisory for West Coast as National Weather Service urges Americans to “move off the beach” wapo.st/3fshhPv The U.S. tsunami advisory went into force for coastal areas of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska this morning.

It came after the powerful eruption of an undersea volcano that brought waves crashing ashore in Tonga. washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01…
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Jan 13
When Ja Morant soared to block a transition layup attempt by Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley, the Memphis Grizzlies’ bench jumped to its feet and the superlatives started flying. wapo.st/3qna8WT LeBron James called it a “spectacular play” made possible by “rockets in his calf muscle,” and the Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. called it “probably the best block I’ve seen.” wapo.st/3qna8WT
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Jan 13
What were you doing on May 20, 2020?

That’s the question people around Britain are asking for one simple reason: On that day, Boris Johnson attended a party hosted at 10 Downing Street, his office and residence. wapo.st/3A0j2gs It's at least the third time the government reportedly broke the strict social distancing rules it had imposed on the nation.

Johnson apologized for attending the party but said that at the time he “believed this was a work event.” wapo.st/3A0j2gs
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Jan 12
The bumpy economic recovery has had policymakers, economists and American households grappling with greater price hikes for groceries, cars, rent and other essentials. wapo.st/3fkYtSl The latest inflation data, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed prices in December rose to a 40-year high, climbing 7.0 percent compared with the year before. wapo.st/3fkYtSl
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Jan 12
The United States continues to see a huge spike in coronavirus cases driven by the omicron variant, with numbers surging to double that of the previous January 2021 peak. wapo.st/3tmX2Lx But despite surging case numbers, deaths and severe hospitalizations rates have not followed that rise quite as intensely.

Health-care workers are cautiously waiting to see if the United States’ omicron wave will follow that of South Africa and London. wapo.st/3tmX2Lx
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Jan 10
More than 1,700 people who served in the U.S. Congress in the 18th, 19th and even 20th century were slaveholders at some point in their lives, according to a Washington Post investigation of censuses and other historical records. wapo.st/3HRwPbB Until now, there has never been a comprehensive list of slaveholding members of Congress.

This database helps reveal the glaring holes in many of the stories that Americans tell about the country’s history. wapo.st/3HRwPbB
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Jan 8
If you were living near the U.S. Gulf Coast, Northeast, or Southwest in 2021, you were no stranger to lightning.

In fact, newly released data show those regions experienced more lightning last year than the previous five years on average. wapo.st/3JObthr Lightning is a large natural spark of electricity, caused by an imbalance of electrical charges in the atmosphere.

Most lightning is formed from thunderstorm clouds, which develop when warm, moist air rises into cold air, often during warmer seasons. wapo.st/3JObthr
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Jan 7
Kazakhstan's president called on troops to “shoot to kill” protesters as the Central Asian nation faces anti-government demonstrations.

Here’s how, in less than a week, anger over rising fuel prices led to a deadly crackdown in the country. wapo.st/3JQIBFi On Saturday, the government lifted price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, which is used to operate most vehicles. Kazakhstan is an oil-rich nation but the move caused the price of fuel to skyrocket, roughly doubling overnight and sparking anger in the western region of Mangistau.
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Jan 6
LIVE NOW: Today is the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

@Rho_Co, @LindseySitz, @pkcapitol and @jameshohmann are discussing their memories of the day and how the attack changed Congress now on @TwitterSpaces, hosted by @libcasey: twitter.com/i/spaces/1rmxP… Video: Sen. Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Lofgren (D-Calif.) head committees that are addressing security gaps exposed on Jan. 6. They discuss what’s been accomplished, what lies ahead. washingtonpost.com/video/politics…
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Jan 6
Trump’s assault on American democracy began in 2020, when he issued a flurry of preemptive attacks on the integrity of the country’s voting systems.

The doubts he cultivated ultimately led to a rampage inside the U.S. Capitol a year ago today. wapo.st/3pTXK0M While the public may have been surprised by what happened on Jan. 6, the makings of the insurrection had been spotted at every level, from one side of the country to the other.

The red flags were everywhere. wapo.st/3pTXK0M
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Jan 6
Live updates: Nation marks anniversary of Jan. 6 storming of U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump mob wapo.st/3qLYQdW No members of Republican leadership have said they plan to attend Thursday’s events commemorating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
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Dec 28, 2021
Healthy, boosted people unlikely to develop severe omicron infections, but jury’s out on older, at-risk populations wapo.st/32Ck3yy Healthy individuals who have been vaccinated, and especially those who have been boosted, appear unlikely to develop severe infections from the omicron variant that would land them in the hospital, say medical experts. washingtonpost.com/health/2021/12…
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Dec 26, 2021
It’s been 31 years since Kevin McCallister battled dim-witted robbers in "Home Alone," but fans keep coming to the iconic suburban Chicago home. wapo.st/3EH854Q The Chicago-area home located about 30 minutes north of the city has become a staple for tourists, especially around the holidays.

The stately, symmetrical house is one of the most iconic movie residences in American pop culture. wapo.st/3EH854Q Image
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Dec 22, 2021
Omicron variant appears to be less severe than once dominant delta variant, U.K. researchers suggest washingtonpost.com/world/europe/o… Early evidence from Scotland and England suggests that omicron is sending fewer people to the hospital. That surveillance tracks well with the latest observations from South Africa. washingtonpost.com/world/europe/o…
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Dec 22, 2021
In the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains, the carcasses of starving cattle rotted in a bone-dry reservoir.

Down on the valley floor, farmworker Rafael Parra bent to the work of feeding the world — and unintentionally warming it. wapo.st/3mmTaWk Parra plunged one end of an old, plastic tube into an irrigation canal, generating the suction that sent water gurgling into the drought-parched earth.

“That’s all there is to it.”

He was not fully aware of the invisible consequences of his work. wapo.st/3mmTaWk Rafael Parra uses a shovel ...
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Dec 20, 2021
The “Cowboy Cocktail,” a coveted financial arrangement, has attracted a new set of outsiders to Wyoming, the least populated state in America. wapo.st/3srvHr3 The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson. Among its drinks:  Cattle graze near Dubois, east of Jackson in Wyoming's Wind Jackson's Town Hall and, at left, the Teton County jail. (S The arrangement, which combines a Wyoming trust and layers of private companies, allows the world’s wealthy to move and spend money in extraordinary secrecy, in some cases without state oversight. wapo.st/3srvHr3
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Dec 19, 2021
The images of 2021 tell a complex yet dramatic story, Marc Fisher writes.

There was fire and there was rain; the West burned and New York flooded. The Earth itself seemed to confront people with one test after another. wapo.st/3oOPBd4 There was, perhaps above all, the terror of lethal disease, a second year of a virus that unraveled the fabric of daily life and managed to set people against each other in ways that defied reason. wapo.st/3oOPBd4
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Dec 19, 2021
Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease specialist, warned Sunday that the U.S. is likely to see record numbers of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths as the omicron variant spreads rapidly.
washingtonpost.com/health/2021/12… “We are going to see a significant stress in some regions of the country on the hospital system, particularly in those areas where you have a low level of vaccination,” Fauci said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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