$825 billion rescue plan would expand power of E.U.

The proposal to allow Brussels to raise and distribute money for the first time is a step toward a more federal European Union that was made possible by a change of heart in Germany, which has long opposed such centralization.

Price of remdesivir in drug firm’s hands despite U.S. funding

Critics say the government deserves more credit for tens of millions in public money spent to develop the drug used to treat some coronavirus patients.
In Naperville, Ill., Jenny Latham is struggling to pay rent for her flower shop. Her mother, who founded the store in 1992, died in April. (Moe Zoyari for The Post)
In Naperville, Ill., Jenny Latham is struggling to pay rent for her flower shop. Her mother, who founded the store in 1992, died in April. (Moe Zoyari for The Post)

The second-best flower shop in Naperville, Ill., is struggling to survive. Along with the American Dream.

The pandemic and ensuing public health restrictions have destroyed more than 100,000 small businesses, the products of Americans’ distinct visions and fervent aspirations. As one flower shop faces a precipitous drop in business, the question lingers: Can it hold on?

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Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time

The move was in response to two recent tweets in which President Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. In response, Trump alleged that social media companies "silence" conservatives and threatened to "strongly regulate, or close them down."

Trump doubles down on conspiracy theory about woman’s death, ignoring grieving widower’s plea for peace

Twitter issued a public apology to the family of Lori Klausutis, whose 2001 death President Trump has repeatedly weaponized to attack ­MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. But the company rejected a request to take down Trump's tweets.
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‘George Floyd should be alive’: Deadly Minneapolis police encounter sparks nationwide calls for justice

The city police department fired four officers less than 24 hours after a video surfaced showing an officer kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man who said he couldn’t breathe and later died.
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Is this the end of ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong?

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How astronauts are preparing for a new era in American space flight

From diving to zip lining to flying, The Post goes behind the scenes with U.S. astronauts training for a new era in human space flight.

Trump wants to know ‘within a week’ whether N.C. can hold GOP convention

The president, who has threatened to pull the August event, ramped up his ultimatum to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who has followed federal guidelines in reopening his state.

Facebook hasn’t warned investors about illegal activity, including drug sales, whistleblowers allege

The new complaint to the SEC claims the social media company is aware of illegal activity on its platform and has failed to properly police it.
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Former vice president Joe Biden speaks after placing a wreath on Monday. (AP)

Biden campaign staff expands to mimic Obama’s coalitions effort

The former vice president has been under pressure to expand and to diversify his staff. The moves come amid a broader expansion of the Biden campaign, which included a doubling of his digital staff.

Top HHS watchdog being replaced by Trump says inspectors general must work free from political intrusion

The office is pursuing 14 additional reviews of the department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Senior GOP senator says White House response on IG firings insufficient

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) says the White House counsel’s letter “failed” to meet the legal requirement of telling Congress the specific reasons for the firings of the inspectors general.
A soccer match is played in an empty stadium near Tokyo on Feb. 8, 2020. (AP)
A soccer match is played in an empty stadium near Tokyo on Feb. 8, 2020. (AP)

Missing the excitement of a sports stadium crowd? In Japan, there’s an app for that.

Fans will be able to cheer — or boo — from the comfort of their couches, and their reactions will be broadcast inside stadiums.

Hong Kong protesters defy police crackdown to resist China’s tightening grip

Beijing’s allies in the financial hub are pushing through a measure Wednesday that would make it a crime to disrespect the Chinese national anthem.
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The Cummings scandal shows the gap between the U.S. and U.K.

A scandal rocking Britain would ruffle few feathers in President Trump’s America.

A third of Americans show signs of anxiety or depression

Symptoms of anxiety and depression are widespread during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau’s new Household Pulse Survey.
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Woman ‘terminated’ from job after calling police on black birdwatcher who asked her to leash her dog

The woman lost her dog, her anonymity and her job at an investment firm less than 24 hours later after a video of their exchange went online.
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Millennials are the unluckiest generation in U.S. history

After accounting for the present crisis, the average millennial has experienced slower economic growth since entering the workforce than any other generation in U.S. history.
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Stocks keep climbing as hopeful investors look past the pandemic’s economic toll

Here are four reasons investors cite for their optimism.
A man peruses the vending machines at an airport in Miami. (Getty Images)
A man peruses the vending machines at an airport in Miami. (Getty Images)

FDA rolls back food rules for 5th time during pandemic

The changes are intended to ease manufacturers’ supply-chain snags, but advocacy groups say they are concerned that the changes will become permanent and that they will present problems for consumers concerned about tracking the provenance of their food.

Union ‘extremely disappointed’ with MLB offer

The league’s negotiating team presented its union counterparts with its opening economic proposal for a shortened 2020 baseball season.
The Capitals’ Tom Wilson scuffles with the Flyers’ Robert Hagg on March 4. Their teams will be in a round-robin to determine playoff seeding. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
The Capitals’ Tom Wilson scuffles with the Flyers’ Robert Hagg on March 4. Their teams will be in a round-robin to determine playoff seeding. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

NHL ends regular season, will open with 24-team playoff at an undetermined date

The modified and expanded playoffs will take place in two hub cities that have not been determined. No official dates were announced, though training camps will not start before the first half of July.
Local artist Rajan Sedalia works on a “Welcome Back” sidewalk mural Tuesday in Washington. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
Local artist Rajan Sedalia works on a “Welcome Back” sidewalk mural Tuesday in Washington. (Katherine Frey/The Post)

D.C. expected to reopen Friday after city changes key thresholds for reopening

Hospitals are below their maximum capacity, testing is on the rise and the city is hiring enough contact tracers.
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My daughter’s sleep issues have resurfaced with the pandemic, and I’m losing my mellow mojo

Experts talk about helping children set routines, get plenty of exercise and shift their mind-set. But what happens when those things aren’t working?
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Anna Kendrick stars in “Love Life,” the most substantial initial offering from new streaming service HBO Max. (HBO Max)
Anna Kendrick stars in “Love Life,” the most substantial initial offering from new streaming service HBO Max. (HBO Max)
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HBO Max rolls in with ‘Love Life,’ a surprisingly deep romance dramedy starring Anna Kendrick

HBO’s streaming service debuts with a show that looks like a "Sex and the City" knockoff but becomes much more.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky)

Turn curried chicken into a round pie, a slab pie or a turnover

The recipe makes enough filling to tuck between pastry as a deep-dish round pie; a rectangular, shallow slab pie; or a lot of chubby turnovers.
The writer tastes wines from past travels while reading travel journals from her teenage years. (Natalie Compton/The Post)
The writer tastes wines from past travels while reading travel journals from her teenage years. (Natalie Compton/The Post)
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This pandemic, I’m drinking through the souvenir wine I’ve collected since I was 14

Some tourists collect art. As a teenager, I collected wine. Now, I'm drinking it.
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