Police chase a man as they rush protesters to clear Lafayette Square and the area near the White House. (Reuters)
Police chase a man as they rush protesters to clear Lafayette Square and the area near the White House. (Reuters)

An oral history of 48 surreal, violent, biblical minutes in Washington

A speech. A protest. A clash. A walk. A Bible. A mad, mad Monday in the nation’s capital.

CIA veterans see troubling parallels in Trump’s response

For former U.S. intelligence officials, scenes of armed clashes and strongman poses are familiar signs of a fraying country.

‘What about James?’ Killing of black protester fuels more anger in Omaha.

Amid tumult, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) apologizes for calling black leaders "you people."

America is awash in cameras — and not just smartphones. They’re a double-edged sword.

The nation has seen a major technological change that is a boon and a danger to protesters.

The global race for a vaccine could lead to this generation’s Sputnik moment

The nation that produces the first safe and effective vaccine will gain not only bragging rights but also a fast track to put its people back to work, a powerful public health tool to protect its citizens and a precious resource to reward allies.

How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus

Poor reporting of data, which initially masked the fact that the disease was disproportionately affecting black communities, remains a problem even as states move to reopen their economies.
A man and a woman demonstrate dining under a plastic shield in a Paris restaurant. (AP)
A man and a woman demonstrate dining under a plastic shield in a Paris restaurant. (AP)

Robots, lampshades and mannequins: How restaurants around the world are adapting

In some cases, a return to business does not look like a return to the way things were.

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Rosenstein testifies to Senate panel

The former deputy attorney general conceded that, in hindsight, he would not have signed off on continued monitoring of a former Trump campaign adviser.

Trump tried to register to vote in Florida using an out-of-state address

The president resubmitted his application to use a Florida address, as required by state law, and in March he voted by mail in Florida’s Republican primary. Trump has recently made unsubstantiated claims about fraud in mail-in balloting.
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Biden had dismissed the idea of radical change. Not anymore.

Weeks ago, the presumptive Democratic nominee had offered himself as a pragmatist, unlike his socialist rival Bernie Sanders. But amid national upheaval, Joe Biden has pointed toward a transformational era in which government would play a bigger role in curing the country’s public health, economic and racial woes.
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Snap says it is no longer promoting Trump’s account, adding to a social media backlash against the president

The app's users can still search and subscribe to the president's account. But it won’t show up in the tab that suggests new stories to watch or new people to follow.
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A voter fills out a ballot last month in Lincoln, Neb. (AP)

Polls show the election turning against Trump — so he claims they’re invented

He likes to imply that the polls are wrong or simply made up for an obvious reason: They show him losing to Democrat Joe Biden.

Rep. Steve King, who was shunned by GOP leaders for his racist remarks, loses in Iowa primary

His support started to evaporate last year after he made racially offensive remarks that forced national Republicans to distance themselves from the conservative firebrand.

Trump administration bans flights by Chinese airlines

The move came amid Beijing's refusal to allow U.S. carriers to resume service to China.

Johnson offers U.K. citizenship path for nearly 3 million Hong Kongers

London will allow holders of British National Overseas passports to live and work in Britain, in response to China’s crackdown on freedom in the Asian financial hub.
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Nikolay Mladenov visits the Western Wall in 2010. (AFP/Getty Images)

As Middle East tensions mount, he may be the last one left with any shot at brokering peace

As the United Nations’ envoy for the “Middle East Peace Process,” the Bulgarian-born Nikolay Mladenov acknowledges that the process he is responsible for may be nothing more than a fading memory.

A history of the law that could be used to quell riots

For 200 years, the Insurrection Act has given presidents the power to deploy the military amid unrest.
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A destructive windstorm on Wednesday in northeast Philadelphia. (Ray Skwire)

Derecho hits Philadelphia with 80 mph winds as Northeast faces second round of storms

Vicious thunderstorms barreled through southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, unleashing destructive gusts and knocking out power to more than 500,000 customers.
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Wall Street continued to bank on recovery, propelling stacks higher Wednesday. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Stocks soar as investors look past civil unrest to home in on economic high notes

Private payrolls shed 2.76 million jobs in May, ADP data show, instead of the nearly 8.8 million analysts had expected.
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Forthcoming bankruptcies could allow the largest companies to buy assets on the cheap.

Key Senate Republican proposes FAA oversight changes after 737 Max crashes

Sen. Roger Wicker said the legislation would ensure that industry and government don’t get too close.
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Commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA have worked to form a return-to-play plan for the league, which has been shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

NBA’s return-to-play plan takes shape before Thursday vote

The NBA’s Board of Governors is poised to vote Thursday on a plan to resume the 2019-20 season.

Oklahoma State football player participates in protests, tests positive for coronavirus

Amen Ogbongbemiga, who tweeted that he was “well protected” during marches over the weekend in Tulsa, tested positive Monday.

Voting problems in D.C., Maryland lead to calls for top officials to resign

Many voters say they did not receive mail-in ballots; long lines led to hours-long waits to vote in person.

Brandon Todd loses his D.C. Council seat; voters soundly reject Jack Evans

Tuesday’s problem-plagued D.C. primary elevated young, liberal female candidates. The city's 13-member council currently has four female lawmakers.
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Trump administration wanted to take control of D.C. police to quell protests

Top city officials say they pushed back against federal takeover permitted by the Home Rule act.

When D.C. protesters needed a refuge from police, one resident ‘just opened a door’

Rahul Dubey became a hero after rescuing dozens of demonstrators from a confrontation with police in Northwest Washington.
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Facilities operation manager Jason Nichols disinfects equipment at the Life Time Biltmore in Phoenix as it reopens for business on May 18. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

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Alarm Will Sound’s production of John Luther Adams’s “Ten Thousand Birds” was staged on 27 screens scattered throughout Alan Pierson’s Brooklyn apartment. (Alan Pierson)

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New York City ensemble Alarm Will Sound reinterprets John Luther Adams’s “Ten Thousand Birds” as a digital performance.
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Kaoru Kobayashi plays the Master in “Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories.” (Netflix)

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Where to find black-owned restaurants open for take-out

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The Hotel at Avalon (HEI Hotels/Washington Post illustration)

Hotels turned their lobbies into a social hub. Then came the coronavirus.

The hotel lobby has become a buzzy gathering place for guests and locals alike in recent years. In the age of social distancing, that model has to adapt.
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