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.

Getting a vaccine in record time is hard. Distributing it to tens of millions may be equally daunting.

The administration has shared limited and often confusing information about its strategy, making it difficult for overwhelmed state and local officials to plan.
Denise Rowe, left, and her grandmother, Juanita Davis, at a family reunion in Memphis in 2016. (Courtesy of Denise Rowe)
Denise Rowe, left, and her grandmother, Juanita Davis, at a family reunion in Memphis in 2016. (Courtesy of Denise Rowe)

Her family reunion feels unsafe. But her 98-year-old grandma wants her there.

Denise Rowe upset her grandmother by voting against holding their family reunion, which draws up to 200 people from 30 states every other summer. They are one of many families at odds over big gatherings.

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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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, with her son, G’esus, and India Johnson, with her son, Sir Quincy, at the World War II Memorial at the Mall. (Family photo)
Yasmeen Winston, left, with her son, G’esus, and India Johnson, with her son, Sir Quincy, at the World War II Memorial at the Mall. (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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A line of women rally for women's suffrage in New York in 1916. (AP)
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Women’s suffrage was a giant leap for democracy. We haven’t stuck the landing yet.

Women’s suffrage is sometimes portrayed as the triumphant end of a movement, the hard-won reward for decades of marches, protests, hunger strikes, feeding tubes. Really, it was a beginning.
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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 Trump sign hangs on a barn in River Falls, Wis. (Caroline Yang for The Post)

Democrats in key states push Biden to be more aggressive to defeat Trump

President Trump trails former vice president Joe Biden in almost all key states. Yet to some of Biden’s supporters, Trump’s dominant visibility is a warning sign.

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.
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Employees of Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry disinfect the Djuma Mosque in Makhachkala, Dagestan’s capital, on May 21. (Musa Salgereyev/TASS/Getty Images)

In Dagestan, a covid recount adds to questions on Russia’s overall numbers

Russia boasts of a low mortality rate. But in Dagestan, pneumonia and other causes were not part of pandemic totals.

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.
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Gerri Schappals on her wedding day in 1945. (Gerri Schappals)

Advice from a woman who survived covid-19, the 1918 flu — and cancer

Gerri Schappals, 102, is an anomaly, and not just because of her age. Schappals was not particularly health-conscious throughout her life, yet she seems to have a bulletproof immune system. Schappals credits that to the 1918 flu pandemic. “I really think that having the 1918 flu strengthened everything about me,” she said.
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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.”
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The pandemic cut demand for suits, ties and button-downs. (Reuters)

Parent company of Men’s Wearhouse files for bankruptcy

Tailored Brands is the latest retailer to seek Chapter 11 protection, joining Lord & Taylor, Brooks Brothers and J. Crew.

Hogan curtails power of local health officers to order blanket school closures

The governor’s order aims to reverse Montgomery County decision to keep private as well as public schools closed this fall.

From outdoor proceedings to plexiglass, courts rethink jury trials

The most fundamental aspect of the nation’s criminal justice system is being re-engineered.
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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.

Daughter of RFK seeks family heirloom from ‘Hickory Hill,’ but current owner won’t give it up

Kerry Kennedy says the new owner had promised she could take a planter from the front yard that had been there since John F. Kennedy bought the McLean, Va., house in 1955.
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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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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

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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