Trump’s attacks on mail voting prompt alarm over GOP turnout

State and local Republicans across the country fear they are falling dramatically behind in a practice that is expected to be key to voter turnout this year.
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In accusations of being too ambitious, some Black women see a double standard

Reports on how some in Joe Biden’s world may be responding to Sen. Kamala Harris as a potential running mate is a reminder of the challenges Black women face even within spaces that claim to be the most inclusive.
Yasmeen Winston, left, and India Johnson with their sons at the World War II Memorial on June 28. The women planned to return to the area about a month later but said they were confronted by Secret Service police before they could leave their car. (Family photo)
Yasmeen Winston, left, and India Johnson with their sons at the World War II Memorial on June 28. The women planned to return to the area about a month later but said they were confronted by Secret Service police before they could leave their car. (Family photo)

Two Black moms took their kids to play at the National Mall. Secret Service confronted them with guns, they said.

India Johnson and Yasmeen Winston are demanding the agency investigate the encounter at the World War II Memorial and publicly release details of the incident.

After racist, sexist comment on Facebook, small-town Va. mayor under siege

A message about Joe Biden and “Aunt Jemima” posted on the account of Luray, Va., Mayor Barry Presgraves has spurred calls for his resignation.
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Prosecutor says Trump’s bid to shield tax returns is a delay campaign

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said in a court filing Monday that the efforts could serve to provide him with the immunity from prosecution that the Supreme Court has rejected.

Trump says Treasury should collect ‘very substantial’ portion of TikTok sale to U.S. firm

It was unclear under what authority President Trump, who has said he wants TikTok to cease U.S. operations if it is not sold to a U.S.-based company, could demand such a payment.
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The courtyard of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington in 2015. (Matt McClain/The Post)

As Trump presses for new FBI headquarters in Washington, a U.S. senator shepherds a major bureau project in his home state

Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) has steered the Redstone Arsenal complex in Huntsville through approvals and secured $1.1 billion in funding. Meanwhile, there is no active plan to replace the crumbling and poorly secured J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington.
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Congress flails as coronavirus ravages the nation and the economy stalls

The partisan divisions are back on Capitol Hill, and they appear to be as intractable as ever.
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With deaths rising and cases falling, mortality rate goes out of fashion as White House talking point

For much of July, President Trump and his administration touted a metric that, they suggested, demonstrated how effective the government’s response had been.
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A Miami-Dade County Elections Department employee sorts vote-by-mail ballots for the Aug. 18 primary election in Florida. (AP)

What we don’t know about what to expect on Election Day

We might not know for weeks which presidential candidate won certain states, making real-time coverage on election night particularly fraught.

Israeli jets strike targets in Syria, nearly 24 hours after foiling attack in Golan Heights

The altercation took place when Israeli troops spotted a four people placing explosive devices adjacent to a security fence.

It’s not just the U.S.: These governments see TikTok as a growing problem.

India already banned the platform, and Australia’s government is conducting investigations into the app, according to media reports.
Richard A. Rodriguez, 45, a retired master sergeant, was killed during a brawl at a sports bar in northern Iraq in the early hours of January 1. (Family photo)
Richard A. Rodriguez, 45, a retired master sergeant, was killed during a brawl at a sports bar in northern Iraq in the early hours of January 1. (Family photo)

A defense contractor died after a bar fight with Marines in Iraq. Some see an accident and overzealous prosecution.

It is one of several recent incidents that have raised concerns about the conduct of America’s elite combat forces, including an alleged sexual assault by a Navy SEAL in Iraq last summer, cocaine use and the strangulation of a Green Beret soldier in Mali in 2017.

Isaias to sweep from Carolinas to New England

A hurricane warning has been issued for the Carolinas, where landfall is expected this evening. It could dump 8 inches or more of rain in some locations.

Another fake video of Pelosi goes viral on Facebook

The social media giant attached a “partly false“ label to a clip manipulated to make the House speaker appear drunk. TikTok, Twitter and YouTube removed it.
The Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina. (AP)
The Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina. (AP)

Frail inmates could be sent home to prevent the spread of covid-19, but some are dying in prison

To fight the spread of covid-19, some federal inmates have been released. But the Bureau of Prisons has largely disregarded compassionate release.
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A shopper wears a face mask while passing a Lord & Taylor store in Novi, Mich., in June. (Bloomberg News)

Two more retailers file for bankruptcy: Lord & Taylor and Tailored Brands

Lord & Taylor, the nation’s oldest department store chain, filed for Chapter 11 protection Sunday and said it is searching for a buyer. Hours later, so did Tailored Brands, the parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank.

Defense contractor with billions in sales got millions in pandemic small-business loans

Atlantic Diving Supply acts as a reseller for billions of dollars in military equipment every year under contracts set aside for small business.

Congressional leaders urge Trump administration to release funds to U.S. Internet freedom organization

The ranking House and Senate foreign affairs panel chiefs warned that a turf war is pushing anti-censorship programs to the “brink of collapse.”

Cardinals’ covid outbreak grows to 13 positives

Seven St. Louis players and six staff members have tested positive over the past week, prompting MLB to postpone four more games and extend the Cardinals’ shutdown until at least Friday.
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College football players are human beings first. Officials seem determined to ignore that.

A cabal of college football leaders wants the games to go on, at seemingly any cost. But players are pushing back.

Housing advocates urge Northam to ban evictions during pandemic

Virginia’s governor has asked courts to suspend evictions or delay scheduling them.

Arlington GOP leader doxes neighbors who complain about mask-less businesses

After a Facebook group kicks him out, the same information is posted on Reddit.
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Tropical storm warning zone

Tropical storm warning for D.C. and Baltimore as Isaias to unleash very heavy rain, strong winds

As Isaias reaches the Carolinas this evening, tropical moisture will surge northward through the Washington region, setting the stage for a very heavy rain event with areas of significant flooding through Tuesday night.

Is it appropriation when a Black woman does an Irish dance?

No. And let this young Black dancer explain why.
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Meet the newest ‘Real Housewives’ cast member

Wendy Osefo is a professor, political commentator and philanthropist. We talked to her about how she's finding a way to fit “The Real Housewives of Potomac” into her busy schedule.
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‘The Swamp’ looks at political reform through the eyes of an unlikely hero: Rep. Matt Gaetz

HBO’s new documentary follows three quasi-contrarian House Republicans who bring the idealism but not the change.
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Eggplant can be a love-or-hate proposition. Here’s how to treat it right.

Vary both your cooking strategies and recipes — beyond the standard eggplant parmesan.
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Should asking a stranger to take your photo go the way of the daguerreotype?

The common practice among travelers can be a source of stress — and happiness.
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