Sen. Kamala D. Harris named as Joe Biden’s running mate

The senator from California and former state attorney general, who also made a run at the Democratic presidential nomination last year, will be the first Black woman and Asian American woman on a major party ticket.

With no end in sight, pandemic fatigue grips America

Polls are capturing rising pessimism and dismay as millions of Americans wrestle with difficult questions about how to juggle school, pay their bills and look after their mental and physical health.

Big Ten becomes first major college football conference to cancel fall season

With the decision, the Big Ten became the first of the elite Power Five conferences to call off its season because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move casts more doubt on the sport's autumn plans.
Freshmen check their academic schedules. (Ted Richardson for The Post)
Freshmen check their academic schedules. (Ted Richardson for The Post)

UNC-Chapel Hill launches the school year in person amid coronavirus crisis

Masks and sanitizer are everywhere. But the face-to-face strategy poses a pandemic risk.
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(Minneapolis Police Department)

Body camera footage shows struggle leading to George Floyd’s fatal police encounter

Video of Floyd’s interaction with Minneapolis police shows that medical personnel waited nearly three minutes to perform chest compressions in an attempt to revive him.
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How a pandemic and protests effected voter registration
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Mailing it in: The November election edition

The anxieties around voting by mail ahead of November. How the White House failed to contain the coronavirus as the summer cases crept up. And Beijing cracks down in Hong Kong.
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Some anti-suffrage leaders in 1913. (Library of Congress)
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Women’s Suffrage Centennial

Thousands of women fought against the right to vote. Their reasons still resonate today.

The anti-suffragist women would become a nationwide force that would influence later generations of conservative women.
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Sarah Andrews, 42, was the first to cast her ballot at the voting precinct at the Park Tavern bar and restaurant in Atlanta on Tuesday. (Kevin D. Liles for The Post)
Sarah Andrews, 42, was the first to cast her ballot at the voting precinct at the Park Tavern bar and restaurant in Atlanta on Tuesday. (Kevin D. Liles for The Post)

Voting in 5 states today sees no wait times, smooth ballot processing

Georgia, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Vermont expected lower turnout, which contributed to the relative quiet. But Georgia and Wisconsin also have new safeguards to avoid the chaos of primaries earlier this year.
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Poll exposes potentially fatal flaw in Trump’s reelection strategy

The president’s efforts to turn people against Joe Biden are not gaining much traction — and may not help him anyway.

New Zealand records new virus cases after 102-day streak without local transmission

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a new round of lockdown restrictions were necessary because the source of the new infections remained unclear.

U.N. sending wheat flour to Lebanon to ‘stabilize’ food supply destroyed by blasts

The first shipment will arrive in the coming days and supply Lebanese bakeries for one month.
Jack is an asylum seeker from Hong Kong living in Australia. He is among a growing number of Hong Kong protesters who have fled abroad after participating in the months-long uprising against Beijing’s tightening control. (Jesse Williams for The Post)
Jack is an asylum seeker from Hong Kong living in Australia. He is among a growing number of Hong Kong protesters who have fled abroad after participating in the months-long uprising against Beijing’s tightening control. (Jesse Williams for The Post)

They fought for freedom in Hong Kong. Now, they must find it in exile.

As its political structures unravel, a city that once offered safe harbor to the downtrodden is now exporting a new generation of asylum seekers.
A derecho storm hit Chicago and parts of Iowa on Aug. 10, bringing heavy rain fall and violent winds. (The Post)

Derecho brings 100 mph winds to Iowa, blasts through Chicago along 700-mile path

The storms struck the Midwest with the ferocity of a hurricane.

Disgraced W.Va. bishop Michael Bransfield has gone incommunicado, his successor says

More than a year after Pope Francis ordered Bransfield to make personal amends for alleged sexual and financial misconduct, there has been no word about a restitution proposal.

Tropical Storm Josephine could develop in the Atlantic as uptick in activity looms

A barrage of Atlantic Ocean tropical storms and hurricanes is possible as soon as next week.

‘Broadened’ health-care exemptions keep many workers from getting new paid leave, report finds

Critics have seized on the report as another sign that the Trump administration is abandoning commitments to uphold worker safety provisions.
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(Jonathan Muroya for The Post)
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The back-to-school laptop guide

Here are the questions to ask — and mistakes to avoid — for a year when school happens on a laptop.
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College football is caught in a coronavirus culture war. Caution is the smart choice.

College presidents in the Power Five conferences should hit the pause button on the season.
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The NHL playoffs in a bubble will be weird, wacky and unprecedented. Strap in.

What once seemed unlikely now seems probable: an entire playoff hockey tournament played inside two bubbles.
Ron Rivera is introduced as Washingon’s head coach in January. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Ron Rivera is introduced as Washingon’s head coach in January. (John McDonnell/The Post)
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Ron Rivera again answered for a controversy he did not create. He better get used to it.

Washington’s NFL coach brings self-awareness and prudence to a broken franchise. It’s a start.
A coronavirus testing location in Leonardtown, Md. (AFP/Getty Images)
A coronavirus testing location in Leonardtown, Md. (AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland’s average daily caseload drops to lowest level in weeks

The decline comes as health experts say the greater Washington region could be putting a lid on recent infection spikes.

Fauquier County Public Schools switches to all-virtual learning for fall

Every public school system in Northern Virginia is now slated to begin the next school year online.

Md. judge orders firms to continue building Purple Line amid cost disputes with state

A temporary restraining order requires the companies to stay on the job until at least Sept. 14 as they and the state argue about hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns.

Second victim found dead in rubble from explosion that rocked Baltimore neighborhood

Seven other people were hospitalized after the explosion reduced three row houses to rubble.
(Nikki Ernst for The Post)
(Nikki Ernst for The Post)

The stress of the unknown is taking a massive toll on parents

One of many challenges: “Learning to be comfortable with not being comfortable.”

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Anthony Anderson as Dre in the 2018 “Blackish” episode “Please, Baby, Please” that never aired on ABC. It was released Tuesday on Hulu. (Ron Tom/ABC)
Anthony Anderson as Dre in the 2018 “Blackish” episode “Please, Baby, Please” that never aired on ABC. It was released Tuesday on Hulu. (Ron Tom/ABC)
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ABC finally released the political ‘Blackish’ episode it refused to air two years ago. It feels fresher than ever.

Tensions over the 2018 episode led to "Blackish" creator Kenya Barris's departure from ABC Studios.
(Photo by Goran Kosanovic for the Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)
(Photo by Goran Kosanovic for the Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

These 5 galette recipes are ready for their Instagram moment

From honeyed-fig and walnut to mixed summer berry, these galettes come together faster than traditional pie.
(The Washington Post illustration/iStock)
(The Washington Post illustration/iStock)

Stuck stateside needn’t mean you can’t chat with foreign locals — and improve your language skills

Now can be an opportunity to supercharge your foreign language skills with online tutors. Or at least enjoyably kill time.
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