Judge grants temporary block against USPS changes amid concerns about mail slowdowns

The decision by a federal judge could cast the Postal Service into more tumult just as states have begun to send out mail ballots for the Nov. 3 election.
Joe Biden listens to a question during a CNN drive-in town hall in Scranton, Pa. (Getty Images)
Joe Biden listens to a question during a CNN drive-in town hall in Scranton, Pa. (Getty Images)

A Biden town hall at the drive-in: This is what a pandemic-era campaign looks like on TV

CNN made television history on Thursday night with a voter forum that perfectly illustrated the logistical creativity that has been necessary when holding a presidential election during a global pandemic.

Trump says he will create national commission to push more ‘pro-American’ history

President Trump characterized demonstrations against racial injustice as “left-wing rioting and mayhem” that are the result of decades of indoctrination in schools. The federal government has no power over the curriculum taught in local schools.

Trump contradicts health advisers on vaccine timetable as death toll mounts

CDC Director Robert Redfield is the latest adviser to run afoul of the President Trump’s upbeat message in the run-up to the election. The president said Redfield “made a mistake” with his comments on the vaccine’s timeline and the need for masks.

Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move

Less than 50 days out from Election Day, the California Democrat and her most vulnerable members are at loggerheads over how to handle talks of pandemic relief.
Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, B.C., are among the U.S.-Canada border communities that have been severed by travel restrictions. (Picture-Alliance/DPA/AP Images)
Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, B.C., are among the U.S.-Canada border communities that have been severed by travel restrictions. (Picture-Alliance/DPA/AP Images)

Covid-free communities on the U.S.-Canada border want travel restrictions eased

Small, isolated towns, cut off by the pandemic, are asking authorities to declare border bubbles.
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Former model accuses Trump of assault during 1990s tennis tournament

Amy Dorris joins more than a dozen other women who have said the president kissed or groped them without their consent in the years before he was elected.

Giuliani associate Parnas faces new criminal charges

Lev Parnas is accused of defrauding investors in a fraud-protection company he founded — and for which Rudy Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult.
Huma Abedin (center) with then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn on April 17, 2016. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Huma Abedin (center) with then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn on April 17, 2016. (Melina Mara/The Post)

Book excerpt: An FBI sex crimes investigator helped trigger 2016’s ‘October Surprise’

John Robertson, an agent investigating Anthony Weiner, repeatedly pressed his superiors to deal with the Hillary Clinton emails he found on the former congressman’s laptop.
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Charge that Trump fumbled the pandemic is strongly supported by available evidence

Assertions by a former aide to Vice President Pence about President Trump’s focus are validated by what we already know.
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The big takeaways from 2020’s primaries

In this edition: What we learned from hundreds of primaries, an interview with a QAnon-curious candidate and the war over Joe Biden’s words.

China launches combat drills in Taiwan Strait, warns U.S. not to ‘play with fire’

The menacing tone from Beijing came as a senior U.S. official visited Taipei and as military tensions escalate in the flash point region.
The front of the Ghattas Bakery in Beirut after explosions rocked the city’s port. (Karine Pierre/Hans Lucas for The Post)
The front of the Ghattas Bakery in Beirut after explosions rocked the city’s port. (Karine Pierre/Hans Lucas for The Post)

A baker’s tale: A Beirut landmark struggles to survive unending crises

Last month’s enormous explosion essentially left the Ghattas Bakery and other small businesses with two options: abandon their life’s work or scramble to put together the money to rebuild — without any help from a cash-strapped government.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to speak to reporters in August after a U.N. Security Council meeting about the Iran nuclear deal. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to speak to reporters in August after a U.N. Security Council meeting about the Iran nuclear deal. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

U.S. prepares to reimpose U.N. sanctions against Iran despite objections from most other countries

U.S. officials say international sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal President Trump pulled out of will return this weekend. Few other nations are willing to go along.
Chinese technology firm Tencent owns WeChat, a multipurpose app that Chinese use for seemingly everything from staying in touch with family to booking hotel stays. (AP)
Chinese technology firm Tencent owns WeChat, a multipurpose app that Chinese use for seemingly everything from staying in touch with family to booking hotel stays. (AP)

Trump faces a bigger decision than TikTok: What to do about China’s WeChat

A court filing said the Commerce Department is still reviewing “a range of transactions” related to WeChat for possible prohibition. Users may find the app “impaired” by steps that the agency takes, according to court documents.
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Businesses with ‘windfall’ pandemic profits shower them on investors, study finds

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Golf has seldom had so much talent. But post-Tiger Woods, it still lacks an icon for the ages.

Stars in other sports tend to have more staying power than golf, where it seems no one can stay atop the mountain for very long.

Celtics’ emotions boil over after another blown lead in Game 2 loss to Heat

The Boston Celtics engaged in a heated locker room conversation after blowing a late-game lead and falling into an 0-2 hole against the Miami Heat.
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James signals during the NBA conference semifinal playoff game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday. (AP)
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James signals during the NBA conference semifinal playoff game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday. (AP)
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The NBA is still LeBron’s league

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The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. (AP)
The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. (AP)

Judges in D.C. threatened, harassed after high-profile, political legal cases

The number of threats tracked by the U.S. Marshals Service has dramatically increased in recent years as attacks targeting judges and their rulings have proliferated on social media.

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It took rescuers 36 minutes to reach a teen who drowned in a Virginia creek in June.
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Jonathan Burke's submission for Studio Theatre’s March on Washington video project. (Delius Doherty)
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To understand what’s going on in the streets of D.C., theaters are having stage artists make movies

Arena Stage and Studio Theatre debut films and videos that speak to the rawness of the moment: “Now reality is ahead of anything we can create.”
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(Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Post)

How to build better tacos at home, from the tortillas to the toppings

From the filling to the tortilla and everything in between, a little thought goes a long way.
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National parks are travel’s next frontier in the movement for racial equality

As a Black immigrant woman, I often find that national parks can be lonely places. It’s time for that to change.
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