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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Republican members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday pressed Washington, D.C., officials about public safety and the city’s management in the wake of Congress taking the unusual step of blocking controversial changes to the local criminal code. For almost four hours, legislators debated D.C.’s laws at a hearing nominally focused […]

Bengtsson, Hasse/Getty Images (EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) — There were more toxic chemicals aboard the train that derailed in Ohio than originally reported, new data shows. State health officials were initially concerned about the presence of vinyl chloride, a highly volatile colorless gas produced for commercial uses, which spilled after about 50 cars on a Norfolk […]

Jenn Ackerman /For The Washington Post via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In the early months of 2020, doctors were left responsible to treat a little-known virus that prompted the worst pandemic the world had seen in a century – risking their lives in the process. During the study timeframe, from March 2020 to December […]