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Indiana sues TikTok, claiming it exposes children to harmful content

The Indiana attorney general sued TikTok and ByteDance on Wednesday, claiming they deceive consumers about data security and child safety.

By Justine McDanielDecember 7, 2022

As power returns to Moore County, officials say U.S. infrastructure is vulnerable

Officials expect power to be fully restored in Moore county by Wednesday night, and are still investigating who damaged the county’s electrical infrastructure.

By Paulina Villegas, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, Hannah Allam and Maria SacchettiDecember 7, 2022

Organization leading Covax could end the vaccine-sharing initiative

Board members of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance are considering a plan to phase out Covax, according to an internal document obtained by The Washington Post.

By Claire ParkerDecember 7, 2022

Nationals take Red Sox pitching prospect Thad Ward in Rule 5 draft

The right-hander, who missed most of the past two seasons after Tommy John surgery, is expected to work out of the bullpen if he sticks.

By Jesse DoughertyDecember 7, 2022

Walker’s loss in Ga. spurs new GOP hand-wringing, calls for new strategy

The GOP hand-wringing repeatedly came back to Herschel Walker, one of many inexperienced and polarizing nominees who lost battleground races this year.

By Colby Itkowitz, Hannah Knowles and Dylan WellsDecember 7, 2022

Aaron Judge issues a stay and Yankees rejoice as MLB winter meetings wrap

The AL MVP made a bet on himself and cashed in big with a nine-year, $360 million deal that sets the tone for the rest of the MLB offseason.

By Chelsea JanesDecember 7, 2022

As Finland and Sweden wait to join NATO, Turkey extracts concessions

Ankara is holding up expansion of the Western alliance, and the Biden administration may have to step in to get the deal done.

By Missy RyanDecember 7, 2022

Rollback of covid vaccine mandate met with furor at Pentagon

Military officials warned that the Republican-led initiative risks harming troops’ readiness and endangering national security.

By Dan Lamothe, Alex Horton and Karoun DemirjianDecember 7, 2022

U-Va. football players in final year given extra season of eligibility

The Virginia football team canceled its final two games of the season after Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were killed on campus last month.

By Des Bieler and Gene WangDecember 7, 2022

The Commanders’ international players are all about the World Cup

The Commanders have an international roster and play in an avid soccer market – but World Cup fandom hasn't quite taken hold in the locker room.

By Sam FortierDecember 7, 2022
D.C., Md. & Va.Perspective

This future lawyer really sunk his teeth into his part in ‘Jaws’

If you've seen "Jaws" — and who hasn't? — you'll remember this guy.

By John KellyDecember 7, 2022

Britain approves first coal mine in 30 years

Coal is the planet’s most polluting fossil fuel and the greenlighting of a new mine is controversial in Britain and beyond.

By Karla AdamDecember 7, 2022

Face masks may return amid holiday ‘tripledemic’ of covid, flu and RSV

Masks this time aren’t just about avoiding the coronavirus. The CDC director and other experts are advising masks to also protect against influenza and RSV.

By Fenit Nirappil and Tara Parker-PopeDecember 7, 2022

Arkansas teen couldn’t wait for change. So he ran for mayor — and won.

Jaylen Smith went from high school student body president to 18-year-old mayor in his hometown in Arkansas.

By Ben BraschDecember 7, 2022

Here’s what it takes to be a World Cup referee

Referees, who must pass a fitness test, typically cover a distance of six to eight miles during a 90-minute match.

By Kelyn SoongDecember 7, 2022

Va. county delays vote on Confederate statue as more oppose giveaway plan

Virginia's Mathews County put off voting on whether to deed part of its historic courthouse green to a private group to preserve a Confederate statue, as opposition grows.

By Gregory S. SchneiderDecember 7, 2022

Chesapeake Bay ship pilot was on phone before Ever Forward ran aground

A Coast Guard investigation found that a pilot guiding the huge cargo ship was drafting an email and didn’t order a turn.

By Ian DuncanDecember 7, 2022
PoliticsAnalysis

No one takes the lead after polls close. Let’s stop saying that.

Journalists, stop contributing to the erosion of confidence in elections.

By Philip BumpDecember 7, 2022

Russia killed 441 civilians extrajudicially in Kyiv area early in war, U.N. finds

The findings add to mounting evidence that Russian forces have targeted and summarily executed Ukrainian civilians in grave violations of international law.

By Miriam BergerDecember 7, 2022

An advertised cold and snowy pattern in the eastern U.S. is delayed

Changes still appear afoot, although they may get pushed back toward the second half of the month.

By Ian LivingstonDecember 7, 2022