White House effort to undermine Fauci criticized

Public health experts, scientists and mostly Democratic politicians rebuked the administration and warned against disparaging the government’s top infectious-disease expert.
An Emirati policeman directs a tourist to get a medical screening upon arrival at the airport in Dubai. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)
An Emirati policeman directs a tourist to get a medical screening upon arrival at the airport in Dubai. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

Rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi tackle coronavirus in very different ways

A trade and tourism hub, Dubai recently reopened to visitors. Abu Dhabi, its industry-rich rival and the UAE’s capital, remains sealed off.
Archaeologists and forensic scientists watch as excavation begins at Tulsa's Oaklawn Cemetery. (Nick Oxford for The Post)
Archaeologists and forensic scientists watch as excavation begins at Tulsa's Oaklawn Cemetery. (Nick Oxford for The Post)
The aftermath of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. (Library of Congress/AFP/Getty Images)
The aftermath of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. (Library of Congress/AFP/Getty Images)

A century after a race massacre, Tulsa finally digs for suspected mass graves

The excavation at the city's Oaklawn Cemetery comes nearly seven months after a team of forensic anthropologists and archaeologists announced that they had found “possible common graves” at two sites in the city.

Washington’s name change happened fast, but it was decades in the making

Financial pressure finally persuaded owner Daniel Snyder to change Washington's name, ending a controversy that had surrounded the NFL franchise since the 1930s.
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With Roger Stone commutation, Trump sends a message on loyalty

President Trump commutes the sentence of a political ally. Domestic violence rates rise as the pandemic continues. And a new name for Washington’s NFL team.
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Judge affirms Trump’s niece can publish her book about the president and his family

A state court judge issued a written decision that prioritizes the First Amendment over a dated confidentiality agreement among members of the Trump family.
Rivera in 2018. (Video: Allie Caren/The Post; photo: AP)

Body of actress Naya Rivera found in California lake after days-long search

Authorities presumed that the 33-year-old, best known for her role on the hit TV show “Glee,” had drowned after she was reported missing Wednesday.
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The White House’s favorite new virus metric won’t be a favorite for long

The mortality rate is a convenient metric in this particular moment, before the increase in the number of deaths that accompanies the surge in new cases drives mortality back upward.
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How problematic is Trump’s Roger Stone commutation? Just ask William Barr.

Attorney General William P. Barr said in his confirmation hearing in the past year that a president couldn’t give a pardon in exchange for someone promising not to incriminate them.

U.S. declares many of China’s maritime claims ‘unlawful’

The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came hours after China imposed sanctions on four U.S. officials, including Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, for “interfering in China’s internal affairs.”
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Family members and supporters of 43 college students who disappeared in 2014 hold pictures of the victims during a 2016 demonstration in Mexico City. (AP)

Disappearances in Mexico rose during López Obrador’s first year, now top 73,000

The official toll of people who have vanished during a 14-year epidemic of criminal violence includes hundreds of Americans.

Supreme Court allows Justice Dept. to resume federal executions

The opinion came hours after a U.S. District had blocked the executions — including three set to take place this week.
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Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher dies at 73

One of the leading female scientists at the National Institutes of Health, she led research that helped produce seminal findings about HIV in the 1980s.
The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyo. (AP)
The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyo. (AP)

EPA rejects tougher air quality standards

Despite calls for more stringent regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator said that existing limits on fine particulate matter — otherwise known as soot — are sufficient.

Britain to bar Huawei from its 5G wireless networks

The British action, expected to be announced Tuesday, is part of a growing shift away from the Chinese tech giant and a major win for the Trump administration, which has been pressing allies to shun the Chinese firm.

Staffers at McClatchy newspapers consider sale to hedge fund that owns the National Enquirer

Chatham Asset Management, the winner of a bankruptcy court auction for McClatchy, will take over 30 daily newspapers, including the Miami Herald, the Sacramento Bee and the Charlotte Observer.
Apps from companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter appear on a smartphone in Hong Kong on July 7. (Bloomberg)
Apps from companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter appear on a smartphone in Hong Kong on July 7. (Bloomberg)

For U.S. tech firms, doing business in Hong Kong is suddenly a whole lot riskier

Spooked by a law that takes aim at the city’s previously unrestricted Internet, companies are weighing whether to pull out of Hong Kong or compromise on free speech principles.
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Warriors? Red Wolves? Red Tails? Next step for Washington football team is securing rights.

With the old name officially retired, the team must legally lock down a new name before any announcement.
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A new NFL team name isn’t a revolution, but it might be a sign of one

It doesn't matter that Daniel Snyder didn't want to change his team's name. It matters that he had to.
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LeBron James’s path to a title is getting more difficult by the day

James arrived in Orlando last week seeking his fourth title with his third franchise. But an injury to Rajon Rondo and the loss of Avery Bradley could affect that bid.

Northern Va. cases ebb as numbers hit record highs elsewhere

As the commonwealth’s trend lines diverge, health officials are dealing with a continued spike in cases in the Hampton Roads region.

Prince George’s County to test all public safety employees for the coronavirus

The hard-hit county will do so in an effort to curb the asymptomatic spread of the coronavirus, its health officer said.
A scene from one of the taped performances broadcast during the gala. (Courtesy of the Washington Ballet)
A scene from one of the taped performances broadcast during the gala. (Courtesy of the Washington Ballet)
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The Washington Ballet thought a virtual fundraiser was safe. But it still may have put artists at risk.

The fallout is a lesson for other arts groups. They must build trust to reopen.
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Yes, even in small, single-stoplight towns they’re saying his name

Across America, citizens continue going out into their streets to remember George Floyd, swelling what may be the largest protest movement the United States has ever seen.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams walks regularly on the Mall. (André Chung for The Post)
Surgeon General Jerome Adams walks regularly on the Mall. (André Chung for The Post)

The surgeon general may be the nicest guy in the administration. Is that what America needs right now?

In the midst of a surging pandemic, Jerome Adams is hoping to veer away from the political hot spot of Washington to get up-close and personal outside the Beltway.
Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig takes a selfie at his home this month. (Paul Feig)
Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig takes a selfie at his home this month. (Paul Feig)

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

Online cocktail hours and basement concerts sounded like a great idea until streaming fatigue set in.
(Audrey Valbuena/The Post; based on iStock image)
(Audrey Valbuena/The Post; based on iStock image)
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Welcome to the new buffet, which isn’t a buffet anymore

Buffets are morphing into cafeteria-style or even takeout operations because of the pandemic. For those of us who love them, they're not the same.
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I was supposed to have a pregnancy full of travel

Far from family and her hometown, a travel writer planned to spend her pregnancy traveling to be with loved ones. The pandemic made that impossible.

The future of travel, according to Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights

Keyes speaks to The Post about the fate of airline fares, what’s going to happen to change fees and how he became a white knight for thousands of people during the pandemic.
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