Washington Redskins move toward changing controversial name

Amid pressure from sponsors, the team reversed years of resistance in announcing a review of the name today. Two people familiar with talks between the team and the NFL say a new name and mascot are expected, possibly before the 2020 season.

Nine states report record highs of average daily new cases

Florida on Friday reported its seven-day average of new cases was 7,948 — the 26th consecutive day the state has set a record in its seven-day rolling average. And other hot spots are also seeing their rolling average of new cases hit record highs.

More covid-19 patients are surviving ventilators in the ICU

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

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Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey, without the accused

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N.Y. prosecutors file appeal in Manafort case

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The image of George Floyd is projected on the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond on June 10. (John McDonnell/The Post)

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