Partially blinded by police: Video evidence undermines official accounts of injuries at protests

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Eight people suffered severe eye injuries at protests across the country on May 30, the Saturday after George Floyd’s death. The Post examined the circumstances of three of those incidents in detail. The results cast doubt on police descriptions of the events.
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Trump ad falsely suggests Biden supports defunding police

The Trump campaign is spending big money to promote a Four-Pinocchio ad with a false narrative.

White House signals openness to compromise as millions face loss of unemployment benefits

Within two weeks of federal benefits expiring, 30 million Americans await lawmakers' decision.

Big banks are preparing for a protracted recession

The banks’ more pessimistic outlooks come as millions of people remain out of work and thousands of small businesses close their doors.
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Sophomore Ryan Yu does schoolwork in his room.
Sophomore Am’Brianna Daniels didn't have a laptop or WiFi when her school first began sheltering in place.
Sophomore Am’Brianna Daniels didn't have a laptop or WiFi when her school first began sheltering in place.
High school history teacher Eirik Nielsen teaches an AP history class from his family's living room.
High school history teacher Eirik Nielsen teaches an AP history class from his family's living room.

The test of their lives

Weeks before the Advanced Placement history exam, a working-class San Francisco high school sent students home. They had 69 days to prove whether remote learning can work for them.
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We ran the CDC. No president ever politicized its science the way Trump has.

Four former directors of the Centers for Disease Control say the administration is undermining public health.
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The former columnist criticized the paper for caving to the whims of critics on Twitter and for not standing up for her after she said she was “bullied” by Times staffers.
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The property where Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested. (Reuters)

Maxwell sought to evade FBI detection by using ex-British military as security, prosecutors say

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Biden set to offer newly ambitious climate goals

Former vice president Joe Biden plans to call for ending carbon emissions from power plants within 15 years, a far more ambitious goal than his previous proposals.

Rivals Dubai and Abu Dhabi tackle coronavirus in very different ways

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An Emirati policeman directs a tourist to get a medical screening upon arrival at a Dubai airport, in the United Arab Emirates, on July 8,. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)
With an economy based on globalization, Dubai has been hit in a way that oil-rich Abu Dhabi has not.

Venezuelan executive, detained in failed raid, says he was unwitting pawn

The Venezuelan government said that business executive Franklin Durán was working with the United States and Colombia to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. The opposition suggests Durán was Maduro’s plant.

U.S. to recommend National Guard as option to help hospitals report coronavirus data

A letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions.

EPA rejects tougher air-quality standards, says 2015 limits are sufficient

The Trump administration argues that current limits on ozone protect public health, even as critics say stricter rules are needed.
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Houses in Las Vegas. (Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg News)
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An indicator that presaged the housing crisis is flashing red again

A jump in mortgage delinquencies was among the first signs of the housing crisis and the Great Recession that followed. And new data shows this leading indicator is higher than it has been in decades.

Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery

 A U.S. Postal Service worker delivers mail on April 23 in Brooklyn.
A U.S. Postal Service worker delivers mail on April 23 in Brooklyn.
Analysts said the memos recast the USPS as a business rather than a government service.

Britain bars Huawei from its 5G wireless networks

The British action is a major win for the Trump administration, which has been pressing allies to shun the Chinese firm over security concerns.

A NOAA storm-spotting app was suspended after being overrun with false and hateful reports

The NOAA's mPING application was compromised, sending false severe weather data to forecasters and the public.
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Owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines before a 2016 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEx Field. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
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Daniel Snyder turned what could have been an epiphany into grudging resignation

Washington's NFL name change was the right call presented in the wrong way.
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It was a toasty day at the Washington Monument on Saturday. (John Sonderman/Flickr)

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Northern Va. cases ebb as numbers hit record highs elsewhere

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Shakespeare Theatre Company sheds a third of its full-timers

“The Amen Corner” had its run interrupted when the pandemic forced multiple theater closures. (Scott Suchman/Shakespeare Theatre Company)
“The Amen Corner” had its run interrupted when the pandemic forced multiple theater closures. (Scott Suchman/Shakespeare Theatre Company)
Pandemic losses forced more cuts, but the theater company vowed to come back strong.
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Jessica Koslow, owner of Sqirl. (Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

After Sqirl cafe sold moldy jam, its owner name-dropped a mycologist. But he doesn’t recall talking to her.

Sqirl's owner, who built a retail empire on artisanal jam, is under the microscope after complaints by former employees.
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Guests take the plunge on Splash Mountain on Saturday at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. (Joe Burbank/AP)

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The Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Disney World Resort in Florida opened its doors to visitors on Saturday.

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

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