Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later

The anticipated announcement comes less than two weeks after the team said it would conduct a “thorough review” of its controversial name.
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What finally drove the name change: Money

The timing of the planned switch by owner Daniel Snyder has little to do with Native Americans.
Arturo E. Holmes II is a urology resident in New York. (Jelani Rice for The Post)
Arturo E. Holmes II is a urology resident in New York. (Jelani Rice for The Post)
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I’m a black doctor. I wear my scrubs everywhere now.

Like many black Americans, I’ve been followed by security personnel through stores without cause and pulled over by police officers at night for no reason. When I’m in scrubs, all of that happens less often.
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Long delays in getting test results hobble U.S. response

Speed is of the essence in the fight against the coronavirus, but some testing sites are struggling to provide results in five to seven days. Others are taking longer.
Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig began posting “Quarantine Cocktail Time” on Instagram as a way to stay occupied. (Paul Feig)
Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig began posting “Quarantine Cocktail Time” on Instagram as a way to stay occupied. (Paul Feig)

Entertainers promised to see us through the quarantine. Even they are running out of steam.

Online cocktail hours and basement concerts sounded like a great idea until streaming fatigue set in.
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A group of Taliban fighters in Marawara district, Afghanistan, earlier this month. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
A group of Taliban fighters in Marawara district, Afghanistan, earlier this month. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)

Within the Taliban, clashing views of Afghanistan’s future

Taliban commanders and fighters in eastern Afghanistan speak not of peace but of toppling the Afghan government in Kabul, and they boast of a hard-fought “military victory” over American forces in the country.

Graham says Mueller may be invited to testify after op-ed on Roger Stone

The former special counsel had defended his office’s prosecution of Stone, President Trump’s longtime friend and political adviser, in a Washington Post op-ed a day earlier.

Polish President Duda and challenger Trzaskowski in tight race amid high turnout

If reelected, Duda could help Poland’s right-wing ruling party continue its hard-line policies.
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How a bipartisan stimulus became a political stumbling block

In the past week, “the single biggest relief package in American history,” as President Trump accurately labeled the legislation, has evolved toward the political fate of most other spending bills.

Trump’s drop in polls has confident Democrats sensing ‘a tsunami coming’ in November

Both Democratic and Republican operatives increasingly view President Trump as a drag on GOP candidates in key Senate and House races.
Brad Parscale in July 2019. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Brad Parscale in July 2019. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

Brad Parscale hits a rough patch as Trump’s campaign manager

Parscale is brash and self-promoting as Trump’s campaign manager. But he’s increasingly out of favor with his boss, and others in the campaign are gaining influence.
The Washington Post analyzed hundreds of videos and photos of the Brazilian president to retrace his steps in the two weeks before he first reported symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

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.

Iran blames misaligned radar for downing of Ukraine passenger plane

All 176 passengers were killed in the Jan. 8 incident. Iranian authorities took days to admit its forces had fired an antiaircraft missile at the plane shortly after it took off from Imam Khomeini International Airport.

British police arrest 12-year-old boy after Premier League player shares racist messages

“Racism won’t be tolerated,” British police said, after Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha revealed an attempt by an Aston Villa fan to upset him before a match.
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Sailors injured in fire aboard Navy ship docked in San Diego

The fire took place aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that was docked at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. Seventeen sailors and four civilians with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening were taken to a hospital, the Navy said.

Appeals court says federal execution can proceed

Relatives of the victims in the case said they were facing a risk traveling during the coronavirus outbreak. Daniel Lewis Lee is scheduled to be executed on Monday.
A traveler passes closed United Airlines check-in kiosks at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A traveler passes closed United Airlines check-in kiosks at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.
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The July 15 tax deadline is close. The IRS says it has refunds worth $1.5 billion just waiting to be claimed.

The July 15 tax deadline is closing in and covid-19 payment relief offered to taxpayers is ending.

Average U.S. gas price up 2 cents over 2 weeks to $2.24 per gallon

That’s 59 cents below the average pump price from a year ago.
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Cole Custer celebrates after winning Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in Sparta, Ky. (AP)

NASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at Kentucky

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Colin O'Grady is one of many teachers in Fairfax County struggling to decide whether he will teach in-person or remotely. He must choose by July 15. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Fairfax teachers, parents face a wrenching choice about fall. Betsy DeVos made it political.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has twice singled out the district for criticism, calling its hybrid reopening plans disastrous and insisting it is “fail[ing] America’s students.”

Two shot dead early Sunday in D.C., adding to a violent month

A man and a woman died in separate early morning shootings. Police also identified a Northwest man killed Friday in possible robbery attempt.

Nine black artists reflect on the question: ‘Is America at a point of reckoning?’

Artists from across the country share their thoughts on racial inequality and social justice through words and art.
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Rufus Wainwright has a new album called “Unfollow the Rules.” (Emily Berl for The Post/Grooming by Su Naeem at Dew Beauty Agency)
Rufus Wainwright has a new album called “Unfollow the Rules.” (Emily Berl for The Post/Grooming by Su Naeem at Dew Beauty Agency)

Rufus Wainwright is sober, battle-hardened and wrestling with the demons of middle age

The singer-songwriter uses his mature, rafter-filling voice to reckon with his past and future on his new album, “Unfollow the Rules.”
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(Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

Peak summer corn doesn’t need to be cooked. This bright salad with snap peas and zucchini proves it.

With summer corn, watermelon radishes, snap peas and zucchini in a bright lemon vinaigrette, it’s got that great balance of textures and flavors that all salads should have.
Union Station in Washington is quiet on a weekday, with fewer passengers traveling by train. (Andrea Sachs/The Post)
Union Station in Washington is quiet on a weekday, with fewer passengers traveling by train. (Andrea Sachs/The Post)

We took a plane, train and (rental) automobile for the experience, not the journey

Travelers contemplating a domestic trip can’t help but wonder: What’s it like . . . to take a train? To fly in a plane? To rent a car? Are passengers abiding by the rules, and what happens if they don't? Here is our report from the rails, sky and road.

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