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.

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

The Trump administration has largely kept the scientist out of the Oval Office for more than a month even as coronavirus infections surge in large swaths of the country.
Parents and children arrive at school in Toulouse on June 22, the day schools reopened in France on a compulsory basis. (AFP/Getty Images)
Parents and children arrive at school in Toulouse on June 22, the day schools reopened in France on a compulsory basis. (AFP/Getty Images)
Students practice social distancing measures in Finland, where public health researchers found no evidence of school spread of the coronavirus after in-person classes resumed in May. (AFP/Getty Images)
Students practice social distancing measures in Finland, where public health researchers found no evidence of school spread of the coronavirus after in-person classes resumed in May. (AFP/Getty Images)
South Korean soldiers disinfect a classroom at a school where two cases of coronavirus transmission were identified. (AP)
South Korean soldiers disinfect a classroom at a school where two cases of coronavirus transmission were identified. (AP)

Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S.

Much remains unknown about the interaction between children, schools and the coronavirus. And parents and teachers, especially in Europe, have been vocal about their concerns.

Big changes in small towns are fueling a racial justice movement across the Midwest

In the past decade, the number of young people of color living in the Midwest has surged and the older white population has nearly stalled — part of a nationwide transformation helping to drive Black Lives Matter protests.

Some doctors, experts blame racism in medicine for black Americans’ poorer health outcomes

They argue that more work needs to be done to regain trust and uproot bias in their professions.
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Why Trump’s pardon history is so extraordinary

Many of his acts of clemency have gone to people with personal or political ties to him, such as Roger Stone. He has also intervened in cases that other presidents avoided.
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Capitals goalie Braden Holtby at his team’s most recent home game, a 5-2 loss to the Flyers on March 4. (John McDonnell/The Post)

The NHL moves north for its restart, shifting to Canada as U.S. struggles with pandemic

Putting all games in Toronto and Edmonton might give the National Hockey League the best shot among the major North American professional sports leagues to complete its season, experts said.
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Once mocked, ‘Never Trump’ movement is now a campaign force

The anti-Trump groups seek to build a national political operation, with a particular focus on convincing white suburban voters who consider themselves true Republicans to break from the president.

Trump confirms he authorized cyberattack on Russian trolls during 2018 midterm elections

The president said he authorized the classified operation targeting the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg to disrupt their Internet access during the midterm elections.
Mark Meadows has the charming personality that, in outward appearances, makes him seem like a natural fit for chief of staff. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Mark Meadows has the charming personality that, in outward appearances, makes him seem like a natural fit for chief of staff. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
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For virus relief bill, Meadows takes unfamiliar role: Dealmaker

The White House chief of staff, who was more insurgent than broker as a member of Congress, is expected to play a key role in discussions with Congress on the next package.
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Ulhas Kamathe, a gym owner from Mumbai, is known as the Chicken Leg Piece Guy. Millions watched him eat chicken legs on TikTok. (Yogendra Chavhan)

Millions watched an Indian man eat chicken legs on TikTok until the app was banned

India was TikTok’s biggest international market with over 200 million users.

Ukraine’s bank chief quit and a coffin was left as a warning in a scandal that threatens the country’s economic health

Claims of political interference in the central bank threaten billions in future IMF help.

Bahrain found evidence of torture behind confessions. But the death sentences still stand.

One court threw out the sentences after learning of abuse. Another court reimposed them.
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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)
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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How a miracle drug changed the fight against infection during World War II

The race to find a vaccine for the coronavirus echoes the quest to mass produce penicillin in the United States and Britain during World War II.
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A silent killer, the heat wave of 1980 remains among the nation’s deadliest weather events

Thousands may have died in the heat wave 40 years ago.
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The Terps practice at Cole Field House in this August 2018 file photo. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)

Maryland suspends football workouts after nine athletes and staff members test positive for covid-19

The athletic department tested 185 people earlier this week. University officials said that those who tested positive have been notified and are self-isolating.

Former NFL player pleads guilty to defrauding Metro

Brian Carpenter, who played for the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Buffalo Bills in the early 1980s, conspired to charge the D.C. transit agency more than $300,000 for supplies that were never delivered.
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Davon McNeal’s friend is comforted at a memorial ceremony. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)

On a D.C. street beset by gun violence, demands to fix law enforcement, not defund it

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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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Jane Goodall with La Vieille at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Congo Republic. (Fernando Turmo/JGI)
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Jane Goodall became a champion for chimpanzees. It started with a 10-year-old’s dream.

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on the set of “The Old Guard.” (Mohammed Kamal/Netflix)
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Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black woman to direct a comic book movie. It looks like the future.

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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 Goya boycott has people sharing alternatives for adobo, sazón and more pantry staples

People are sharing alternative brands and recipes from their abuelas after deciding to boycott the company when its CEO, Robert Unanue, heaped praise on President Trump.
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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.

If you need to take the edge off your wanderlust, these epic travel disasters will definitely do that

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