Nine states in nearly every major region see record single-day caseloads

Saturday marked the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that multiple states reported more than 10,000 cases in a day, with Texas tallying a record 10,351 and Florida reporting 10,260.

Economic recovery may be fizzling as disruption from virus lingers

The pandemic shock, which economists once assumed would be only a temporary business interruption, appears instead to be settling into a traditional, self-perpetuating recession.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears a face covering on Capitol Hill last month. (AP)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears a face covering on Capitol Hill last month. (AP)

Fauci sidelined by White House as he steps up blunt talk on pandemic

President Trump has not talked to the scientist in more than a month, even as coronavirus infections have surged in large swaths of the country.

In Brazil, descendants of U.S. Confederate veterans are asked to retire divisive symbols

After the Civil War, thousands of defeated Southerners came to Brazil to self-exile in a country that still practiced slavery. For decades, their descendants have thrown a massive party that now attracts thousands. The Confederate flag? Everywhere. As in the United States, calls are growing for a reassessment, but some are refusing to renounce the symbol.
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As Confederate monuments fall, don’t forget Bree Newsome’s athletic act of protest in 2015

It was the most athletic activist feat during this era in which we’ve come to celebrate the notion of athlete activism.
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Once mocked, ‘Never Trump’ movement is now a campaign force

Anti-Trump groups seek to build a national political operation that focuses on persuading white suburban voters who consider themselves true Republicans to break from the president.

Iran blames misaligned radar for downing of Ukraine passenger plane

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Images show Brazil’s leader defied health guidelines before testing positive for virus — and after

The Washington Post analyzed hundreds of videos and photos of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to retrace his steps in the two weeks before he first reported symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
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Researcher Andrew Moyer in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Peoria, Ill., lab in 1943. He helped discover the process for mass-producing penicillin. (USDA)
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D.C. United’s match with Toronto FC postponed because of positive coronavirus test

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Montgomery County school officials give reporters a tour of College Gardens Elementary in Rockville. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Montgomery County students could gradually return to campus in the fall

Maryland’s largest school system has unveiled a proposal to open the academic year on Aug. 31 with remote learning and bring students back on campus part-time by late November.
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A sixth-grader’s killing isn’t proof black lives don’t matter to black people. It’s proof of our collective failure.

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Baltimore’s community lab puts the scientific method in the people’s hands

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Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig began “Quarantine Cocktail Time” on his Instagram as a way to stay occupied, but after 100 episodes felt fatigue set in. (Paul Feig)

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The chive omelet at Convivial. (Laura Chase de Formigny for The Post)
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Union Station in Washington is quiet on a weekday, with fewer passengers traveling by train. (Andrea Sachs/The Post)

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