Partially blinded by police: Video evidence undermines official accounts of injuries at protests

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Eight people suffered severe eye injuries at protests across the country on May 30, the Saturday after George Floyd’s death. The Post examined the circumstances of three of those incidents in detail. The results cast doubt on police descriptions of the events.

White House signals openness to compromise as millions face loss of unemployment benefits

Within two weeks of federal benefits expiring, more than 30 million Americans await federal lawmakers' decision.

White House effort to undermine Fauci criticized

Public health experts, scientists and mostly Democratic politicians warned against disparaging the government’s top infectious-disease expert.
The Bosco Verticale in Milan. (Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti)
The Bosco Verticale in Milan. (Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti)
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Pandemic shows us what the future of architecture could be

As we try to understand the role of architecture post-pandemic, we have to first better understand the ways we inhabit buildings and move through space.

Trump administration to recommend National Guard as an option to help hospitals report data

A letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts as recently as Friday directing state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help with daily data submissions.
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The execution had prompted a flurry of court battles, including between the government and relatives of the victims.

Britain bars Huawei from its 5G networks, in victory for Trump administration

The announcement is a major move away from China in the global 5G competition and comes amid concerns over Huawei’s ties to the Communist Party.
The property where Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested. (Reuters)
The property where Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested. (Reuters)

Maxwell sought to evade FBI detection by using ex-British military as security, prosecutors say

The details of the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of grooming teenage girls for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, were disclosed as she is expected to face a judge for a ruling on the bond package that her lawyers proposed last week.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands on Capitol Hill on June 25. (AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats set sights on expanding House majority amid GOP troubles

Democrats in the lower chamber are feeling more confident by the day, as President Trump’s poll numbers drag down Republican candidates.

Biden set to offer newly ambitious climate goals

Former vice president Joe Biden plans to call for ending carbon emissions from power plants within 15 years, a far more ambitious goal than his previous proposals.

Rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi tackle coronavirus in very different ways

An Emirati policeman directs a tourist to get a medical screening upon arrival at a Dubai airport, in the United Arab Emirates, on July 8,. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)
An Emirati policeman directs a tourist to get a medical screening upon arrival at a Dubai airport, in the United Arab Emirates, on July 8,. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)
With an economy based on globalization, Dubai has been hit in a way that oil-rich Abu Dhabi has not.

Venezuelan executive, detained in failed raid, says he was unwitting pawn

The Venezuelan government said that business executive Franklin Durán was working with the United States and Colombia to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. The opposition suggests Durán was Maduro’s plant.

China sanctions Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sales

The move, whose impact is expected to be minimal, comes amid a broader deterioration of relations between Beijing and Washington.
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Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher dies at 73

One of the leading female scientists at the National Institutes of Health, she led research that helped produce seminal findings about HIV in the 1980s.
The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyo. (AP)
The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyo. (AP)

EPA rejects tougher air quality standards

Despite calls for more stringent regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator said that existing limits on fine particulate matter — otherwise known as soot — are sufficient.

A race is on to make enough glass vials to deliver covid-19 vaccine globally

Glass vials for a vaccine are in demand as governments and drug companies rush to lock down a supply.

Newspaper staffers voice concern over sale of McClatchy to tabloid-owning hedge fund

Chatham Asset Management, the winner of a bankruptcy court auction for McClatchy, will take over 30 daily newspapers, including the Miami Herald, the Sacramento Bee and the Charlotte Observer.
Apps from companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter appear on a smartphone in Hong Kong on July 7. (Bloomberg)
Apps from companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter appear on a smartphone in Hong Kong on July 7. (Bloomberg)

For U.S. tech firms, doing business in Hong Kong is suddenly a whole lot riskier

Spooked by a law that takes aim at the city’s previously unrestricted Internet, companies are weighing whether to pull out of Hong Kong or compromise on free speech principles.
A helmet with the team logo is painted on artificial turf outside FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
A helmet with the team logo is painted on artificial turf outside FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. (Katherine Frey/The Post)

Activists, politicians, players weigh in on Redskins name change

Monday's announcement was a surreal moment for some Native American leaders who have lobbied for a name change for years.
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LeBron James’s path to a title is getting more difficult by the day

James arrived in Orlando last week seeking his fourth title with his third franchise. But an injury to Rajon Rondo and the loss of Avery Bradley could affect that bid.

Northern Va. cases ebb as numbers hit record highs elsewhere

As the commonwealth’s trend lines diverge, health officials are dealing with a continued spike in cases in the Hampton Roads region.

Prince George’s County to test all public safety employees for the coronavirus

The hard-hit county will do so in an effort to curb the asymptomatic spread of the coronavirus, its health officer said.
A scene from one of the taped performances broadcast during the gala. (Courtesy of the Washington Ballet)
A scene from one of the taped performances broadcast during the gala. (Courtesy of the Washington Ballet)
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The Washington Ballet thought a virtual fundraiser was safe. But it still may have put artists at risk.

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Yes, even in small, single-stoplight towns they’re saying his name

Across America, citizens continue going out into their streets to remember George Floyd, swelling what may be the largest protest movement the United States has ever seen.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams walks regularly on the Mall. (André Chung for The Post)
Surgeon General Jerome Adams walks regularly on the Mall. (André Chung for The Post)

The surgeon general may be the nicest guy in the administration. Is that what America needs right now?

In the midst of a surging pandemic, Jerome Adams is hoping to veer away from the political hot spot of Washington to get up-close and personal outside the Beltway.
Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig takes a selfie at his home this month. (Paul Feig)
Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig takes a selfie at his home this month. (Paul Feig)

Entertainers promised to see us through the pandemic. Even they are running out of steam.

Online cocktail hours and basement concerts sounded like a great idea until streaming fatigue set in.
(Audrey Valbuena/The Post; based on iStock image)
(Audrey Valbuena/The Post; based on iStock image)
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Welcome to the new buffet, which isn’t a buffet anymore

Buffets are morphing into cafeteria-style or even takeout operations because of the pandemic. For those of us who love them, they're not the same.
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I was supposed to have a pregnancy full of travel

Far from family and her hometown, a travel writer planned to spend her pregnancy traveling to be with loved ones. The pandemic made that impossible.

The future of travel, according to Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights

Keyes speaks to The Post about the fate of airline fares, what’s going to happen to change fees and how he became a white knight for thousands of people during the pandemic.
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