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Biden rushes to accommodate border surge, with few signs of plans to contain it

A classroom at an influx-care facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, for migrant teenagers and children who arrive in the United States without their parents. (Photo for The Washington Post by Sergio Flores)

As the Biden administration races to find shelter for a fast-growing migration surge along the Mexico border, they are handling the influx primarily as a capacity challenge. The measures they have taken are aimed accommodating the increase, not to...

Dozens rally before ex-officer goes on trial in Floyd's death

George Floyd Square is shown on Feb. 8, 2021, in Minneapolis. Ten months after police officers brushed off George Floyd's moans for help on the street outside a south Minneapolis grocery, the square remains a makeshift memorial for Floyd who died at the hand of police making an arrest. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will begin with jury selection on March 8. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Dozens of people gathered in front of the Minnesota governor's mansion to demand accountability for police officers, days before a former Minneapolis officer is set to go on trial in the death of George Floyd

As violence surges, some question Portland axing police unit

In this Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, protesters take to the streets Friday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Amid protests following the police killing of George Floyd last year Portland dissolved a special police unit designed to focus on gun violence. Critics say the squad unfairly targeted Black people, but gun violence and homicides have since spiked in Oregon's largest city, and some say disbanding the 35-officer unit was a mistake. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein,File)

Portland, Oregon, last year dissolved a special police unit designed to focus on gun violence during the national reckoning over racial injustice

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman says she was racially profiled by security guard

In this file photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, American poet Amanda Gorman recites a poem during the Inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FILE)

Amanda Gorman, who was widely praised after she recited her poetry at President Joe Biden's inauguration, alleged Friday that a security guard had followed her home and told her she appeared "suspicious."

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Vaccinated Americans still wait for advice on what to do, what not to do

In this March 1, 2021, file photo, a patient receives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine next to a guidelines sign at a CVS Pharmacy branch in Los Angeles. More than 27 million Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to keep waiting for guidance from U.S. health officials for what they should and shouldn’t do. The Biden administration said Friday, March 5, it’s focused on getting the guidance right and accommodating emerging science. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

More than 27 million Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to keep waiting for guidance from federal health officials for what they should and shouldn’t do

Documents expose depth of Jan. 6 Capitol chaos

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, police stand guard after holding off rioters who tried to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Hundreds of emails, texts, photos and documents obtained by the Associated Press show how a patchwork of law enforcement agencies from all directions tried to give support as protesters poured into town. But a lack of coordination and adequate planning left the Capitol vulnerable, and resulted in a deadly--and potentially avoidable--breach. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Hundreds of emails, texts, photos and documents obtained by The Associated Press show how a patchwork of law enforcement agencies from all directions tried to support Washington, D

Test drive: NASA's new Mars rover travels 21 feet

This photo made available by NASA was taken during the first drive of the Perseverance rover on Mars on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Perseverance landed on Feb. 18, 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

NASA's newest Mars rover has hit the dusty red road, taking a spin for the first time this week

Extra murder count could be reinstated against former cop in Floyd's death

This undated photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. As the trial approaches for Chauvin, charged with murder in George Floyd's death, prosecutors are putting the time Chauvin's knee was on Floyd's neck at about nine minutes. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP File)

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a judge to reconsider adding a third-degree murder charge against a former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd’s death

U.S.-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The world’s hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating. China and the United States both say they are intent on retooling their economies to burn less climate-wrecking coal, oil and gas. But tensions between them threaten their ultimate success (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The world’s hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating

San Diego Zoo vaccinates apes against COVID-19

Four orangutans and five bonobos have been vaccinated so far, with the zoo planning to immunize another three bonobos and a gorilla soon.

Scandals let nation see Cuomo as New Yorkers view him

Demonstrators rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation in front of his Manhattan office in New York, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

His response to the coronavirus pandemic made New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo a national star

Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard to stay

National Guard stand guard at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Pentagon is reviewing a police request to keep National Guard troops patrolling the U.S. Capitol for another 60 days following evidence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the building again

'Falling through cracks': Vaccine bypasses some older adults

Pat Brown waits outside the Don Bosco Senior Center in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Brown knows she needs the vaccine because her asthma and diabetes put her at higher risk of serious COVID-19 complications. But Wall hasn’t attempted to schedule an appointment and didn’t even know if they were being offered in her area yet; she says she is too overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Thousands of older Americans are spending hours online or enlisting their grandchildren's help to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine

Accuser says talk of Cuomo as AG spurred her to come forward

In this image taken from video from the Office of the NY Governor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (Office of the NY Governor via AP)

One of the women who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexually harassing her at the workplace says she was motivated to come forward after another woman contacted her to share similar allegations

North Dakota House expels lawmaker accused of misconduct

State Rep. Luke Simons, R-Dickinson, is shown in the North Dakota House chamber on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, n Bismarck, N.D. Lawyers for the North Dakota Legislature have documented allegations of sexual harassment and threats against them and others by Republican lawmaker Luke Simons, and have forwarded a file to legislative leaders for potential action that may lead to possible censure or expulsion. Legislative Council Director John Bjornson said he decided to release the documents Thursday, Feb. 24, 2021, after an incident Tuesday at the Capitol cafeteria where Simons accosted a pair of Democratic lawmakers in a profane outburst over a disagreement about wearing a mask.  (Blake Nicholson/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

The North Dakota House has expelled a lawmaker accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol

Dallas police officer charged with arranging two killings

Chief Eddie García, center, speaks with media during a press conference regarding the arrest and capital murder charges against Officer Bryan Riser at the Dallas Police Department headquarters on Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Dallas. Riser was arrested Thursday on two counts of capital murder in two unconnected 2017 killings that weren't related to his police work, authorities said. Riser, a 13-year veteran of the force, was taken into custody Thursday morning and brought to the Dallas County Jail for processing, according to a statement from the police department. (Lynda M. González/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Authorities say a Dallas police officer has been arrested on two counts of capital murder after a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed two people at the officer’s instruction

Powerful quake hits off New Zealand, prompting evacuations

John Fitzgerald, left, on holidays with his wife Rita and friends, scans the horizon from high ground for any sign of a tsunami near Waitangi, New Zealand, Friday, March 5, 2021. A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific. (Peter De Graaf/New Zealand Herald via AP)

A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake has struck in the ocean off New Zealand, prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific

Myanmar crackdown on protests, widely filmed, sparks outrage

Anti-coup protesters discharge fire extinguishers to counter the impact of the tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, March 4, 2021. Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting last month's military coup returned to the streets Thursday, undaunted by the killing of at least 38 people the previous day by security forces. (AP Photo)

Footage of a brutal crackdown on protests against a coup in Myanmar has unleashed outrage and calls for a stronger international response

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