Supreme Court says presidential electors can be required to back their states’ popular-vote winner

Colorado and Washington state officials had asked the court to settle the matter in case the November election is so close that a small number of what are sometimes called “faithless electors” could determine the result.

Evictions likely to skyrocket, with black renters hit hard

In more than half the country, local courts are reopening and beginning to process a backlog of eviction cases, sparking what economists and housing advocates say could be a historic surge in homelessness.

Treasury, SBA release data on nearly 700,000 small-business loans

After initially refusing to do so, the federal government released records on small business loans that it claims supported 51 million jobs.
Social Distancing in The Mission by Jennifer M. Potter, 45, in San Francisco.
"Social Distancing in The Mission" by Jennifer M. Potter, 45, in San Francisco.

The best pandemic art created by Post readers, from a stimulus-check mask to a chicken-recipe sculpture

The Washington Post recently asked readers to share artwork that they have been creating during the pandemic. Out of more than 650 submissions, here are the highlights.

Black female voters say they want what they’re owed: Power

Black Women's Roundtable convener Melanie Campbell hosted the 9th Annual Women of Power summit in D.C. in March.(The Washington Post)
Headed into November, several black female voters, organizers and activists say this could be the year they are finally valued — not just for their output, but for their input.

Trump says NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should apologize for noose ‘hoax’

The tweet was the latest in a string of racially tinged overtures Trump has made to his political base.

Demand for anti-racist literature is up. These black bookstore owners hope it lasts.

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Queer Harry Potter fans respond to J.K. Rowling's comments on transgender women
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Congress departs for recess without addressing spikes in cases, economic woes

The House and Senate adjourned as cases are rising in numerous states. Both chambers will face crucial decisions when they return, but there appears to be no willingness to compromise yet.
Analysis

Washington is flying blind as it tries to craft the next coronavirus rescue bill

The economic data remains muddled and is often contradictory.
An HIV testing kit in the District in 2016. (Nikki Kahn/The Post)
An HIV testing kit in the District in 2016. (Nikki Kahn/The Post)

When one pandemic disrupts another: The story of the coronavirus and HIV

The International AIDS Conference was slated to highlight uneven progress. Then, covid-19 intervened.
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Duckworth emerging as a contender to be Biden’s running mate

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a Purple Heart recipient and veteran of the Iraq War, is being looked at seriously, according to the people with knowledge of the search.
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Analysis

Trump is running a negative campaign. For his own reelection.

It's not morning again in America, according to President Trump.
Antiabortion protesters gather outside the Supreme Court. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Antiabortion protesters gather outside the Supreme Court. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
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Trump’s defeats at the Supreme Court could help shore up his support from evangelicals

President Trump promised religious conservatives that he'd deliver them judges who would rule the way they like, but things haven't always gone that way.

Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter halt review of Hong Kong requests for data

The social media giants said they would pause reviewing such requests from Hong Kong until they had reviewed the new national security law imposed by the Chinese government.
Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov gives an address in Russia in 2016. (Musa Sadulayev/AP)
Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov gives an address in Russia in 2016. (Musa Sadulayev/AP)

Chechen exiles are being hunted down. Often, the trail leads back to Russia.

A blogger gunned down Saturday in Austria was the latest victim. Russia denied charges of involvement in the wave of killings.

Judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access pipeline, citing environmental risks

A federal judge said officials failed to make a complete analysis of the pipeline's environmental impacts. The decision marks the second setback for President Trump's infrastructure push in just two days.

An apparent social media hoax led armed militia members to flock to Gettysburg

On Independence Day, self-proclaimed militias, bikers and far-right groups flooded in — heavily armed and unaware, it seemed, that the mysterious Internet poster threatening to burn American flags was not who the person claimed to be.
(Clockwise from top left) Stevan Molinar, left, with two squad leaders in 2016; Frank Scafidi prepares for a mission in Vietnam; Lt. Col. Harry Lesher pins a First Lieutenant bar on Tom Knutsen in 1971; Victoria Chamberlin at the NCO academy in South Korea in 2014. (Courtesy of Stevan Molinar, Frank Scafidi, Tom Knutsen, Victoria Chamberlin)
(Clockwise from top left) Stevan Molinar, left, with two squad leaders in 2016; Frank Scafidi prepares for a mission in Vietnam; Lt. Col. Harry Lesher pins a First Lieutenant bar on Tom Knutsen in 1971; Victoria Chamberlin at the NCO academy in South Korea in 2014. (Courtesy of Stevan Molinar, Frank Scafidi, Tom Knutsen, Victoria Chamberlin)

We asked veterans to respond to The Post’s reporting on Clint Lorance and his platoon. Here’s what they said.

Many said they were moved to tears reading about the experiences of 1st Platoon. Others questioned how the soldiers could blindly follow orders to shoot at civilians.
An Uber Eats worker makes a delivery May 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
An Uber Eats worker makes a delivery May 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber acquires Postmates, expanding the food delivery business that has surged during pandemic

The $2.65 billion all-stock deal continues Uber’s aggressive push into food delivery.

Firms are hiring their own epidemiologists to deal with the pandemic

In a sign of how complicated navigating the coronavirus outbreak has become, brands are rushing to hire scientists to help guide their reopening and reassure a nervous public.
Bryson DeChambeau drives on the second tee during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament Saturday. (AP)
Bryson DeChambeau drives on the second tee during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament Saturday. (AP)
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Bryson DeChambeau has become the most interesting man in golf

In case you haven’t been paying full attention lately to the PGA Tour, it now features a player with the devotion to weightlifting — not to mention some of the all-around game — of prime Tiger Woods, the jaw-dropping driving distance of Rory McIlroy and the villainous aura of Patrick Reed.
Dr. Paul Aguillon examines a poultry plant worker at his Georgetown office. (Michael E. Miller/The Post)
Dr. Paul Aguillon examines a poultry plant worker at his Georgetown office. (Michael E. Miller/The Post)

‘Are you ready to go back?’ After covid-19, a poultry worker fears a return to work.

Many of his co-workers at Perdue Farms in Georgetown, Del., had become ill. One friend died.
Helicopters fly over President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at an Independence Day celebration Friday at Mount Rushmore. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
Helicopters fly over President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at an Independence Day celebration Friday at Mount Rushmore. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
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Mount Rushmore is colossal kitsch, perfect for a populist spectacle

President Trump’s speech made monumental claims as blunt and overscale as the men behind him.
A 2018 Nike ad featuring football player Colin Kaepernick in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)
A 2018 Nike ad featuring football player Colin Kaepernick in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick and Disney announce new partnership, including ESPN documentary series

The larger deal between Kaepernick’s production company and Disney will focus on stories that explore race and social justice.
Kellee Edwards became the first black woman to host a series for the Travel Channel with her show “Mysterious Islands.” (Courtesy of Kellee Edwards)
Kellee Edwards became the first black woman to host a series for the Travel Channel with her show “Mysterious Islands.” (Courtesy of Kellee Edwards)

The future of travel, according to Travel Channel host Kellee Edwards

A conversation on the blessing and curse of not traveling, how solo trips might change, and how travel companies can do better by black travelers.
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