Collapse signals worst jobless rate since Great Depression, economists say

Last week’s jobless numbers are on top of the nearly 10 million Americans who had already applied for unemployment the two previous weeks.

Competing proposals for more virus relief fail in Senate, leaving uncertain path forward

Democrats objected to a proposed $250 billion increase in a small business program, and Republicans shot down the counter-offer.

Wide swaths of the country are ill-prepared to see a surge of virus patients

The pandemic has revealed a dearth of reliable data about the key parts of the nation’s health-care system, leaving decision-makers operating in the dark. The Post assembled data to analyze the availability of the critical-care resources needed to treat patients who require extended hospitalization.
The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionate rate, according to a Washington Post analysis. Join a panel of Post reporters as they break down the data and what you can do to minimize your risk.

Pandemic shows Trump’s resistance to criticism, desire for praise

Examples range from President Trump’s suggestions of keeping aid from states to his refusal to take responsibility for the federal response's shortcomings.

Barr calls lockdown measures ‘draconian’ and suggests they should be revisited next month

On Fox News, the attorney general was asked about civil liberties concerns surrounding the government’s steps to stem the spread of coronavirus.

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Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows

While the novel coronavirus might be most threatening to the old and compromised, no one is immune.

John Prine’s lyrical one-liners could take your breath away

The songwriting legend, who died Tuesday of covid-19 complications, knew how to land a punchline.
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Travel photographers are taking epic nature photos using indoor optical illusions

Outdoor enthusiasts stuck at home because of the pandemic are getting creative with #OurGreatIndoors.
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