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A helicopter drops water on a fire after a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for the Post)
A helicopter drops water on a fire after a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for the Post)
A woman is carried to an ambulance after a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
A woman is carried to an ambulance after a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
A firefighter at the scene of a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
A firefighter at the scene of a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
The scene of a massive explosion that destroyed parts of Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
The scene of a massive explosion that destroyed parts of Beirut on Tuesday. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)

At least 63 killed after explosions rock Beirut

More than 3,000 people were injured in the blasts, Lebanon’s health ministry said. The nation's head of general security said the explosions occurred after a warehouse holding highly explosive materials caught fire in the city's port.

For the unemployed, rising grocery prices strain budgets even more

A city employee stacks egg cartons during a drive-through food distribution in Hialeah, Fla., last week. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
A city employee stacks egg cartons during a drive-through food distribution in Hialeah, Fla., last week. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
The cost of groceries has been rising at the fastest pace in decades since the coronavirus pandemic seized the U.S. economy, leading to sticker shock for basic staples like beef and eggs and forcing struggling households to rethink how to put enough food on the table.
The Debrief

With bad coronavirus news at home, Trump points misleadingly to rising cases abroad

The president has increasingly pointed to the experiences of other countries in an attempt to dilute the bad news at home and justify the largely hands-off federal response.

White House, Democrats agree to try and reach deal on unemployment, evictions by end of week

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Nursing homes facing accusations of fraud and failures in patient care received millions in federal pandemic relief

More than a dozen for-profit nursing home providers that have faced accusations of Medicare fraud and kickbacks, labor violations and widespread failures in patient care received $300 million in “no strings attached” aid, a Post analysis found.
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Five years of economic growth erased

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Trump muses on whether Epstein was killed in custody

The comment puts the president at odds with his own attorney general and the New York City medical examiner, who have both said the multimillionaire sex offender died by suicide.
Heavy winds caused damage Tuesday in Attleboro, Mass. (The Sun Chronicle/AP)
Heavy winds caused damage Tuesday in Attleboro, Mass. (The Sun Chronicle/AP)

Millions lack power in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast after Isaias moves up East Coat

The storm unleashed damaging winds, flooding rains and destructive tornadoes while inundating some coastal areas.
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GOP leaders worry as Kansas votes in Senate primary

Establishment figures fear that firebrand Kris Kobach would take the most reliably Republican seat in the Senate and put it in peril in the general election.
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Analysis

The likelier problem with mail voting delaying election results isn’t fraud. It’s confusion.

And judging by his comments, Trump seems a willing player in stirring up confusion on who won.
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 4: President Donald J. Trump arrives to speaks and sign H.R. 1957 The Great American Outdoors Act in the East Room at the White House on Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 4: President Donald J. Trump arrives to speaks and sign H.R. 1957 The Great American Outdoors Act in the East Room at the White House on Tuesday, Aug 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
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Analysis

Trump’s reflections on John Lewis preview his own potential legacy

How will history remember President Trump -— particularly on issues related to the civil rights of Black people?

Islamic State attack on Afghan prison ends on second day, with at least 29 dead

The prison raid was the most sophisticated Islamic State attack in Afghanistan since the group formed its Afghan branch in 2015.

Why TikTok was destined to land in Trump’s crosshairs

China’s Internet industry for the first time attained the triple threat of engineering know-how, marketing sheen and multicultural sensibility to deliver an international hit.
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a police barricade during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a police barricade during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Voices from Kashmir: Inside India’s year-long crackdown

India promised Kashmiris a “new dawn” for the troubled region. They got repression instead.

Census Bureau says counting will end a month earlier than planned

Plans to shut down the count earlier drew fierce criticism from Democrats and civil rights groups.

Federal officials warn of seasonal spike in polio-like condition that mostly affects children

The unusual illness, caused by viruses, is marked by sudden limb weakness or paralysis.
People carry a fake coffin as they march during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-opening in New York on Monday. (Reuters)
People carry a fake coffin as they march during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-opening in New York on Monday. (Reuters)

With coronavirus cases reported at some reopened schools, protesters take to the streets with fake coffins

President Trump’s demands that schools reopen while covid-19 infection rates are increasing in most states have politicized reopening decisions being made at the local and state levels.

Disney revenue, hit by pandemic, fell by more than $8 billion last quarter

The company said that the much-delayed release of “Mulan” will be on Disney Plus in the United States, a major strategy switch in response to the pandemic.

Sen. Warren says SEC should investigate potential insider trading at Kodak

Trading in the company’s stock jumped last month just before Kodak announced a $765 million government loan it will use to start producing the chemical ingredients needed to make pharmaceuticals.
The average workday lengthened by 48.5 minutes in the weeks following lockdowns, researchers found. (Bloomberg News)
The average workday lengthened by 48.5 minutes in the weeks following lockdowns, researchers found. (Bloomberg News)

Remote work really does mean longer days — and more meetings

Those who sense that this grand experiment in working from home comes with plenty of downsides — longer days, more meetings and more email to answer — are now backed up by data.

Rivera ‘pleasantly surprised’ with Alex Smith’s progress, says he could join QB competition

Washington's coach also said he is pleased with how second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been developing this offseason.

Rafael Nadal bows out of U.S. Open, citing travel concerns amid pandemic

The defending champion will forego a chance to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen (2) goes up for a shot over Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) on July 30 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP)
Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen (2) goes up for a shot over Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) on July 30 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP)

The Mystics weren’t supposed to be this good. Someone forgot to tell the Mystics.

The Mystics opened play in the WNBA bubble minus four projected starters. But the defending champs have shown they still have the heart of a champion.
A man walks down the waterfront as Tropical Storm Isaias inundated the City Dock area in Annapolis on Tuesday. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
A man walks down the waterfront as Tropical Storm Isaias inundated the City Dock area in Annapolis on Tuesday. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

One killed, 400,000 lose power in Va. and Md. as Isaias spawns tornadoes, drenches D.C. region

The storm left many without power, and one person died after a tree fell onto a vehicle. But the nation’s capital avoided the brunt of the storm as it barreled up the East Coast.

Del. Norton, Rep. Raskin will offer bill to remove name of racist senator from Chevy Chase fountain

“There is simply nothing to teach here by preserving his name,” D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) said of Nevada Sen. Francis G. Newlands, who died in 1917.

Several communication failures compounded Metro Red Line derailment, safety commission head says

The train derailed in Silver Spring on July 7, after the operator ran a red light signal. Two cars of the 7000-series train left the tracks.

U-Va., in shift, will open online for undergraduates and start in-person classes after Labor Day

The University of Virginia will delay the return of many students. But the school year will start as scheduled on Aug. 25.
The cast of “Veep” in Hollywood in May 2017. (Kevin Winter/Getty)
The cast of “Veep” in Hollywood in May 2017. (Kevin Winter/Getty)

Many thought Trump’s Axios interview felt like ‘Veep.’ The showrunner says, ‘We’re being outdone regularly.’

"Honestly, it’s a perfectly written comedy," David Mandel tells The Post of President Trump's interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios.
Geoff Edgers and Hannah Gadsby talk during Edgers’ twice-weekly Instagram Live show “Stuck with Geoff.” (The Post)
Geoff Edgers and Hannah Gadsby talk during Edgers’ twice-weekly Instagram Live show “Stuck with Geoff.” (The Post)

Hannah Gadsby really, honestly, does not hate comedy

The Post’s national arts reporter is hosting “Stuck With Geoff,” with whoever will take his calls.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

A flavor-packed sauce can be the linchpin to weeknight meal planning

Toss this umami-rich sauce with your favorite pasta, roasted broccoli or grilled chicken.
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The new rules for packing a bag during the pandemic

Checked bag vs. carry-on? Health experts weigh in on the best practices for air travel right now.
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