Shoppers on Tuesday in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Bloomberg News)
Shoppers on Tuesday in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Bloomberg News)
A closed Victoria's Secret store Wednesday in New York. (Getty Images)
A closed Victoria's Secret store Wednesday in New York. (Getty Images)
Marietou Diallo at a demonstration outside a New York housing court. (AFP/Getty Images)
Marietou Diallo at a demonstration outside a New York housing court. (AFP/Getty Images)

Recession ends for the rich while enduring for everyone else

Jobs are fully back for the highest wage earners, but fewer than half the jobs lost this spring have returned for those making less than $20 an hour, according to a new labor data analysis.

Widespread community transmission in hot spots sends virus surging into nursing homes

With staff — and in some cases patients and visitors — entering and leaving facilities, community-acquired infections almost inevitably find their way inside.

Trump opposes election aid for states and Postal Service bailout, threatening Nov. 3 vote

The president’s latest broadside makes explicit his intent to block urgently needed money to help state and local officials administer elections during the pandemic.

Harris ready to deploy to swing states to connect with Black voters, young activists and suburban women

Staffers for Joe Biden hope that running mate Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) can connect with groups whose support for the Democratic national ticket is far from guaranteed.
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Trump promotes false claim that Harris might not be a U.S. citizen

President Trump previously acknowledged that the Constitution grants citizenship to people born in the territorial United States. That includes Kamala Harris.

Secret Service sought tactical aircraft to protect White House amid Floyd protests

The agency asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection in late May to provide surveillance aircraft and a Blackhawk helicopter carrying a “fast rope” commando team, newly obtained government correspondence shows.
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Hostage situations and rappelling out of helicopters: How police recruitment ads glamorize the role

Police recruitment videos offer a window into how law enforcement agencies attract new officers and see their role in the community.

DHS response to Portland unrest leaves founders dismayed

President Trump has pushed the Department of Homeland Security into a focus on immigration and has put the powerful agency into the center of his domestic agenda.
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Israel-UAE deal condemned by Palestinians, cheered by Egypt and Bahrain

Critics say normalizing relations between former foes is premature without a Palestinian state.

Justice Department accuses Yale of illegal bias against White, Asian American applicants in admissions

Yale denied wrongdoing. The Justice Department said it concluded that the university gave too much weight to race in its consideration of applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law.

After Beirut’s ruinous explosion, a family waits for a call that never comes

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Wausau, Wis., could be pivotal to whether the Badger State swings red or blue

A small city made famous by an insurance company with the same name, Wausau, Wis., has seen its economy change in recent years and its politics become more polarized.

As pandemic disrupts supply chains, Mexico tries to lure U.S. firms from China

The country has kept factories open during the outbreak. But some U.S. companies are wary of the Mexican president.

Europe rushed to house the homeless as coronavirus hit. Advocates worry the changes won’t last.

As the virus spread in March, authorities in England accomplished in 48 hours what advocates had urged for years.
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People enjoy their one hour of exercise in Carlton Gardens on Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. (Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Developments on the other side of the world show how the pandemic is altering university life

Australia’s experience shows life on campus will be very different to normal times as students face restrictions due to the pandemic.
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Trump administration scraps limits on methane leaks at oil and gas sites

The Obama-era regulations overturned by Trump restricted the potent greenhouse gas.

Researchers see parallels between NYC death rate now and during 1918 flu

The current pandemic has seen a more dramatic rise in “excess deaths” — the number of fatalities above what would be expected.
Firefighters watch the Lake Hughes fire in Angeles National Forest north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP)
Firefighters watch the Lake Hughes fire in Angeles National Forest north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP)

Hot weather bakes the West as wildfires erupt in California, forcing emergency planners to scramble

The Lake Fire in Southern California threatens hundreds of structures, forcing many residents to make a hasty evacuation.

U.S. stocks come close, but fall short of record high

The S&P 500’s resurgence defies reality: an entrenched recession, double-digit unemployment and a pandemic with no end in sight.

Maker of Fortnite sues Apple after game’s removal from App Store

In a lawsuit filed in federal court as part of a dispute over the App Store payment system, Epic Games accused Apple of engaging in anticompetitive behavior. Google also removed the game from its Play Store.
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Grocery workers struggle with low morale: ‘They don’t even treat us like humans anymore’

Hailed as "heroes" at the onset of the pandemic, supermarket employees say they are overworked, overwhelmed and feel expendable.
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The Capitals were a mess in Game 1. That should make it easy to improve.

After a Game 1 flop against their former coach, the Capitals better find a Game 2 flip.

Nicklas Backstrom in concussion protocol, out for Game 2 vs. Islanders

Backstrom was injured after a big late hit by Islanders captain Anders Lee during Wednesday’s Game 1 loss.

Stephen Strasburg gets ejected from Citi Field stands, tips cap to umpire on his way out

Strasburg wasn't happy with Carlos Torres's call that went against Nats starter Austin Voth.
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll throws a football during his team's training camp practice Wednesday. (Ted S. Warren/AP/Pool)

For NFL teams, the path to victory this year isn’t X’s and O’s — it’s avoiding infections

NFL coaches, always looking for an edge, say the team that wins the Super Bowl will be the one with the best record against the coronavirus.

Fans were able to attend an MLS game in Texas. They booed players who knelt during anthem.

A Dallas player called the display by a crowd of less than 3,000 fans “absolutely disgusting.”

Virginia House Democrats roll out plans for budget, criminal justice overhaul

The General Assembly will return to Richmond on Tuesday just months after newly empowered Democrats pulled off a raft of legislative wins in the regular session.

Virginia to study presence of coronavirus antibodies in N.Va. children

In the District, masks are at the center of a suit filed under the city’s Whistleblower Protection Act.
Workers put the finishing touches on the arches over the bridge. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
Workers put the finishing touches on the arches over the bridge. (Katherine Frey/The Post)

D.C. marks construction milestone on new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

Crews completed the installation of six arches on the bridge over the Anacostia River. The $480 million project is on track to open next year.

Men who served 36 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit sue Baltimore police, detectives

The "Harlem Park Three" say that coerced testimony and false statements created by Baltimore detectives were part of a long pattern of police misconduct.
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When using neutrals in a room, textures can prevent the scheme from looking boring. (Angie Seckinger)

Think decorating with neutrals is boring? Think again.

Designer Marika Meyer shares ideas for making beige look beautiful, not blah.
Actor Jonathan Majors is quickly becoming that guy you can’t stop seeing in . . . well, everything. (Mary Mathis for The Post)
Actor Jonathan Majors is quickly becoming that guy you can’t stop seeing in . . . well, everything. (Mary Mathis for The Post)

Jonathan Majors is your new American hero

After notable roles in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “Lovecraft Country,” Jonathan Majors has come to codify the Black male experience in America on-screen.
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Black lentils add drama to this stunning summer salad

Matchsticks of kohlrabi or broccoli stems add pale, crisp contrast to tender, caviar-like black lentils and juicy grape tomatoes.
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Southwest removes family from flight after 3-year-old with autism is unable to wear mask

The airline's policy, in line with CDC guidance, requires “all customers over the age of two to wear a face covering or mask.”
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