Trump administration sends letter withdrawing U.S. from WHO over virus response

The notice is the first step toward leaving the World Health Organization. The dramatic move could reshape public health diplomacy.
Chrissy Diaz, holding a box of her father’s ashes outside her Pennsylvania home, questions whether he should have been given hydroxychloroquine at the Southeastern Veterans’ Center. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Chrissy Diaz, holding a box of her father’s ashes outside her Pennsylvania home, questions whether he should have been given hydroxychloroquine at the Southeastern Veterans’ Center. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
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The ‘covid cocktail’: Inside a Pa. nursing home that gave some veterans hydroxychloroquine without covid-19 testing

A nursing home outside Philadelphia treated at least 30 veterans with the drug, sometimes appearing to violate federal guidelines and illustrating a breakdown in protocols involving a medicine President Trump had advocated, a Post investigation has found.
Workers remove the Christopher Columbus statue from outside City Hall in Columbus, Ohio, on July 1. (The Columbus Dispatch/AP)
Workers remove the Christopher Columbus statue from outside City Hall in Columbus, Ohio, on July 1. (The Columbus Dispatch/AP)

Columbus statues are falling across the country. Will ‘Columbus,’ Ohio, fall, too?

Ohio’s capital city removed its statue of the Italian explorer last week. But removing a name is harder.
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By signing Kaepernick, Disney is boldly choosing a side in the culture wars. Or is it?

The signing of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says a lot more about the distance his message has traveled than about how far Disney has come.

Park Police did not record their radio transmissions during Lafayette Square operation

A critical record of how authorities launched the June 1 sweep against protesters has been lost.
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Teaching the human body to fight covid-19

In the race for a coronavirus vaccine, scientists are turning to RNA testing. How the Small Business Administration funneled money to major chains. And, why historically black colleges and universities face unique challenges during the pandemic.
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Trump’s worldview forged by neglect and trauma, his niece says in book

President Trump’s view of the world was shaped by his desire during childhood to avoid his father’s disapproval, according to the niece, Mary L. Trump, whose book is by turns a family history and a psychological analysis of her uncle.
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Trump pushes away many suburban voters he drew in 2016

A poll shows the president receiving about a third of the suburban vote — a significant decline from the nearly 50 percent of support he received when he ran against Hillary Clinton.
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Schools across the country shuttered in spring. (AP)
Schools across the country shuttered in spring. (AP)

White House pressures schools to reopen in fall, says students can return ‘quite safely’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention never recommended that schools close in the first place, a senior administration official said.

Gov. Hogan eyes White House in 2024, no interest in Senate

As Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan weighs a bid for the presidency in four years, he is embarking on a virtual book tour this month that will continue to elevate his profile in Republican circles.

Battling second virus wave, Australia puts Melbourne under lockdown

The new measures threaten to derail the recovery of a country that had enjoyed relative success in conquering the coronavirus.
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Bubonic plague triggers health alert in China after herder is infected

Officials are stepping up precautions, banning the hunting, skinning and transportation of rodents that can carry the deadly bacteria.
Health workers administer MMR vaccinations in 2019 in Apia, Samoa. (Chikara Yoshida/Getty Images)
Health workers administer MMR vaccinations in 2019 in Apia, Samoa. (Chikara Yoshida/Getty Images)

There was an effective vaccine. An outbreak struck anyway.

Last year, it became clear that, even in a small nation like Samoa, eradicating a preventable disease like measles was not simple at all.

China seeks to compromise U.S. firms researching virus, Wray says

The FBI director offered what he called the FBI’s most detailed criticism to date about the counterintelligence threat posed by China’s efforts to spy on U.S. industry and government amid the pandemic.
A map shows sea surface temperature difference from normal on Saturday. (WeatherBell.com)
A map shows sea surface temperature difference from normal on Saturday. (WeatherBell.com)

The Atlantic hurricane season is off to a record fast start and is likely to get worse

Unusually warm waters, boosted by climate change, are probably playing a role.
National Guard Spec. Shumirai Tsikada passes a coronavirus testing kit through the window of a truck at the West Side Senior Citizens Center in Odessa, Tex., on July 1. (AP)
National Guard Spec. Shumirai Tsikada passes a coronavirus testing kit through the window of a truck at the West Side Senior Citizens Center in Odessa, Tex., on July 1. (AP)

Texas sees sharp decline in tax revenue as coronavirus surge unleashes more budget uncertainty

The jump in coronavirus cases threatens to arrest the country’s early economic recovery, leaving hard-hit states including Texas facing the prospect of another round of massive losses that could imperil their budgets.
Native American leaders protest the Redskins team name outside U.S. Bank Stadium before an NFL game between Washington and the Minnesota Vikings last October. (AP)
Native American leaders protest the Redskins team name outside U.S. Bank Stadium before an NFL game between Washington and the Minnesota Vikings last October. (AP)

As Redskins conduct name review, Native American groups say they haven’t heard from team

There is concern that Native Americans won’t have a seat at the table during the transition.

DeSean Jackson says anti-Semitic posts on social media were a ‘mistake’

The Philadelphia Eagles said they found Jackson’s comments “offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling” and “will take appropriate action.”

Nationals resume workouts as testing concerns ripple through baseball

Washington held a full-team workout a day after shutting down Nationals Park because the team had yet to receive results from recent coronavirus tests.

Coronavirus cases increase in region after lowest number in months

It’s the second-highest caseload in the region since June 13.

Service on Metro’s Red Line is partially suspended after train derails near Silver Spring station

There were no reports of serious injuries, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.
Lightning reflects in the Potomac River between Old Town and National Harbor Monday evening. (Dave Dildine)
Lightning reflects in the Potomac River between Old Town and National Harbor Monday evening. (Dave Dildine)

Loud, damaging and repeated storms deluged the D.C. area Monday night. Here’s how it happened.

Relentless waves of storms produced over 4 inches of flooding rain and winds over 60 mph.

7,000-square-foot mural honoring Breonna Taylor unveiled in Md. park

The mural was done over the Fourth of July weekend at Chambers Park in Annapolis and reads, “Black Lives Matter.”
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10 ways to help your child fall in love with nature this summer

Yes, many camps and pools are closed, and vacation plans have been upended. But nature is wide open. Here are ways to explore outdoors, whether you live on a farm or in an urban apartment.
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Ennio Morricone in 2016. (Getty Images)
Ennio Morricone in 2016. (Getty Images)
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Ennio Morricone wrote the perfect soundtrack for a time when we miss movies more than ever

The composer, who died Monday, left a powerful legacy, including the score for “Cinema Paradiso,” with an intro that moves us to tears.
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When writer Hache Carrillo died, the world discovered his true identity

Novelist H.G. Carrillo, like many authors before him, assumed a fabricated identity. But Herman Glenn Carroll erased his African American heritage with his Cuban backstory.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

A classic French dessert gets a savory spin with bell pepper and zucchini

This creamy clafoutis is filled with sauteed bell peppers and zucchini, with white sharp cheddar for balance.
The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Ala. (Courtesy of Unclaimed Baggage)
The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Ala. (Courtesy of Unclaimed Baggage)

This store sells off travelers’ lost luggage. Here are the best and weirdest finds.

Impress your friends with a lizard leather pool cue you purchased at a discount from someone's unclaimed baggage.
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