The Washington Post • Peter Hermann • April 19 • washingtonpost.com
Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who engaged rioters, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, officials say
The ruling by the D.C. chief medical examiner probably will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death.
The New York Times • Reid J. Epstein, Patricia Mazzei • April 21 • nytimes.com
How the G.O.P. Is Creating Harsher Penalties for Protesters
As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.
The New York Times • Robert Draper • April 22 • nytimes.com
Liz Cheney vs. MAGA
The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.
The Washington Post • Margaret Sullivan • April 20 • washingtonpost.com
Perspective | By bearing witness — and hitting ‘record’ — 17-year-old Darnella Frazier may have changed the world
“The world needed to see what I was seeing,” she said later. We did, Darnella. Thank you.
The New York Times • Dana Rubinstein, Katie Glueck • April 22 • nytimes.com
Andrew Yang, Looking for Endorsement, Offends Gay Democratic Club
Participants described Mr. Yang’s remarks as offensive, saying that even as members of the club raised policy issues, he returned to mentioning gay bars.
The Washington Post • Tyler Pager, Sean Sullivan, Seung Min Kim • April 20 • washingtonpost.com
‘The wheels fell off’: How Biden’s misgivings on border surge upended plan on refugees
Biden wavered for two months before ultimately rebuffing top national security officials.
POLITICO • Betsy Woodruff Swan, Daniel Lippman • April 20 • politico.com
Matt Gaetz sparked William Barr to drop the f-bomb in a legal spat over Florida voting
In mentioning a controversial legal opinion to Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Matt Gaetz triggered the U.S. attorney general's ire.
The New York Times • Lara Jakes • April 21 • nytimes.com
Biden Preparing to Declare That Atrocities Against Armenia Were Genocide
The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.
The Atlantic • Derek Thompson • April 19 • theatlantic.com
Are Outdoor Mask Mandates Still Necessary?
Governments need to give Americans an off-ramp to the post-pandemic world. Ending outdoor mask requirements would be a good place to start.
The New York Times • Michael D. Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs • April 20 • nytimes.com
An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden’s Reversal on Refugees
What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.
POLITICO • Natasha Bertrand • April 19 • politico.com
Biden won't bring on board controversial Russia expert
Matthew Rojansky was being considered for the position of Russia director on the NSC. But his possible appointment drew a wave of criticism from Russia hawks.
Axios • Orion Rummler, Margaret Talev • April 19 • axios.com
Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93
"I took Fritz's roadmap," Biden said of Mondale in 2015.
The Washington Post • Cornel West, Jeremy Tate • April 19 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Howard University’s removal of classics is a spiritual catastrophe
One of America's greatest Black universities is diminishing the light and wisdom that inspired Frederick Douglass, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and countless other freedom fighters.
The Washington Post • Michelle Ye Hee Lee • April 20 • washingtonpost.com
For Atlanta spa victim Suncha Kim, America was always where she felt she belonged
In their first extended interview, family members shared her life of sacrifice and grit as a first-generation immigrant.
CNN • Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business • April 19 • cnn.com
Trump wants you to boycott Coke. His properties are still serving it
Over the past few years former President Donald Trump has called for boycotts against a number of companies, so it's hardly unusual to see him add Coca-Cola, Delta and other corporate giants that recently spoke out against Georgia's laws restricting voting access.
The Atlantic • Anne Applebaum • April 22 • theatlantic.com
Navalny Is Showing Russia What Courage Is
Putin wants people to think that bravery is futile.
The New York Times • Richard L. Hasen • April 23 • nytimes.com
Opinion | Republicans Aren’t Done Messing With Elections
Not content with limiting voting rights, they are threatening the integrity of vote counting itself.
The Washington Post • Jeff Stein, Tyler Pager • April 19 • washingtonpost.com
White House closes in on ‘families plan’ spending proposal, centered on child care, pre-K, paid leave
The Washington Post • Patricia McCormick • April 19 • washingtonpost.com
The girl in the Kent State photo and the lifelong burden of being a national symbol
In 1970, an image of a dead protester at Kent State became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him?
The New York Times • Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Annie Karni • April 21 • nytimes.com
Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’ to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated
Half of American adults have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Now comes the hard part: persuading the other half to get it.