Washington’s NFL team is retiring ‘Redskins’ name

The team announced it will change its name following an internal review, and it plans to introduce a new name soon.
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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.

Workers in dire straits, still waiting for unemployment payments

Tens of millions of applications, 40-year-old technology, and years of budget cuts and restrictions created the perfect storm for state unemployment agencies.
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Will the court’s decision on electors prevent (at least some) election mayhem?

The Supreme Court says states can require electors to support its popular vote winner. Election law expert Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center unpacks what the decision means for both November’s election and the future of the electoral college.
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China imposes sanctions on U.S. senators Rubio, Cruz

The retaliation opens up another front in the tit-for-tat hostilities between Washington and Beijing.
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No, Trump and DeVos can’t withhold funding from schools whenever they want. Here’s what they can do.

The Trump administration is pressuring districts to reopen during the pandemic.
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TikTok is owned by Chinese company ByteDance. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)
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Is it time to delete TikTok? A guide to the rumors and the real privacy risks.

We looked under the hood at what data the TikTok app gathers about you — and where it sends it.
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Trump says his economic policies helped African Americans. Look closer.

The administration’s policies and programs have not advanced black economic development.
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Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims

In just 14 months, President Trump doubled the number of claims he made in the first 27 months of his presidency.
Brad Parscale in July 2019. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Brad Parscale in July 2019. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

Trump frustrated with campaign manager Parscale amid falling polls

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.
Women's rights activists and a lawyer hold a news conference in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock )
Women's rights activists and a lawyer hold a news conference in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock )

Seoul mayor who killed himself was accused of sexual harassment by former secretary

A lawyer for the victim said she filed a complaint against Mayor Park Won-soon last week. Park’s death ended any police scrutiny of him. The lawyer, nevertheless, called for “a proper investigation to find the truth.”
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The trouble with making Hagia Sophia a mosque again

The museum became a monument to a universal legacy that transcends religion and underscored Istanbul’s place at the heart of different cultures and faiths.

Bahrain’s highest court upholds death sentences despite evidence of torture

The decision marked an abrupt reversal after the same court had earlier overturned the death sentences for the two Shiite Muslims who had participated in pro-democracy protests.
The University of Washington in March. (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
The University of Washington in March. (Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

Trump administration’s move on visas is ‘dream-crashing’ for Indian students and families

The administration’s decision said that international students must take in-person classes or face deportation. One student from India was heartened by a letter from the University of Washington’s president, who called the move “cruel and oblivious to the reality of the pandemic.”

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

The excavation at the city’s Oaklawn Cemetery, delayed for months by the pandemic, was to begin Monday.
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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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Retirement plan down because of covid-19? Here’s why you still need stocks in your 401(k).

One of the biggest threats to having enough to live on in retirement is inflation. Another threat is acting out of fear.

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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Tony Stewart’s new auto racing league to give fans an alternative to NASCAR

The new venture will consist of six short-track races starting next summer, all of which will be televised on Saturday nights by CBS.
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)
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.

Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

She played Tom Cruise’s power-hungry ex-fiancee in “Jerry Maguire.”
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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 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.
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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.

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

Tales of dengue fever, curious sharks and parasitic worms make sheltering in place seem downright cozy.
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