Touting criticized study, White House presses FDA to authorize hydroxychloroquine — again

Scientists describe the new study as flawed. And the revival of a politically fraught issue comes as agency Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn tries to shake off critics who say he sometimes seems overly deferential to President Trump.
A view of Harvard Yard earlier this week. (Getty Images)
A view of Harvard Yard earlier this week. (Getty Images)

After ICE cracks down on online learning, international students scramble for backup plans

Students studying here on visas are grappling with choices as they wonder whether the pandemic will again force classes fully online this fall.

Trump sees himself as the blameless victim of the nation’s turmoil

Callers on President Trump in recent weeks have come to expect what several allies and advisers describe as a “woe-is-me” preamble: Lengthy monologues in which he portrays the pandemic, a stalled economy and racial unrest as happening to him rather than to the country.

Big tech starts to get tougher on Trump and allies over hate speech, misinformation

The moves have taken place across the industry in recent weeks. But civil rights activists and other critics say tech companies are still too timid.
Executive chef Jocelyn Law-Yone and her daughter, Simone Jacobson, co-owners of Thamee, in front of their restaurant. (Laura Chase de Formigny for The Post)
Executive chef Jocelyn Law-Yone and her daughter, Simone Jacobson, co-owners of Thamee, in front of their restaurant. (Laura Chase de Formigny for The Post)

Thamee got national acclaim for its Burmese food. Now it wants to become a model for racial justice.

The mother-daughter team behind Thamee wants everything it does to raise the profile of “Black and brown makers, farmers, entrepreneurs and others.”
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TikTok users fear app shutdown as security concerns grow

Amazon told employees Friday they needed to delete the shortform video app from their work phones. When asked days earlier if the U.S. was considering banning the app, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration was “certainly looking at it.”
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)
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.
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Senate banking panel to move forward with vote on Judy Shelton’s nomination to Fed board

Shelton’s nomination appeared in jeopardy before the recession put new pressure on the Fed and its ability to steer clear of politics.
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Biden follows his party to the left

The former vice president has welcomed a shift away from the careful politics Democrats deployed for decades to mollify suburban voters.

Trump says doctors were ‘very surprised’ by his ‘unbelievable’ results on a cognitive test

The president's boasts continue his long-standing preoccupation with defending his mental acumen.
President Trump speaks at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., last month. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
President Trump speaks at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., last month. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

Trump delays Saturday rally in New Hampshire because of weather, White House says

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that the event would be postponed because of a forecast for a “big storm.” Forecasts do not call for a storm to hit coastal New Hampshire.
A Turkish court's ruling Friday about Istanbul's Hagia Sophia overruled a 1934 decree. (Reuters)

Turkish court clears path for Hagia Sophia museum to become a mosque again

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree after the court decision ordering the site to be reopened for worship.
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Trump says he’s ‘looking at’ pardoning Roger Stone ahead of prison term

With the latest comments, the president continued to build suspense over whether he will intervene on behalf of his longtime confidant.
A visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Fay shortly after sunrise on Friday. (RAMMB/CIRA)
A visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Fay shortly after sunrise on Friday. (RAMMB/CIRA)

Tropical Storm Fay is deluging Mid-Atlantic coast

A tropical storm warning was up for all of coastal Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, where a few places could see wind gusts approach 50 mph during the day Friday. But Fay’s greatest impact will be its heavy rain and flooding.
In late March, Interstate 495 near Tysons Corner had only sparse traffic. Across the nation, demand for gasoline has been falling by hundreds of millions of gallons each day. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)
In late March, Interstate 495 near Tysons Corner had only sparse traffic. Across the nation, demand for gasoline has been falling by hundreds of millions of gallons each day. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Post)

Reeling from the loss of gas tax revenue, states are deferring billions of dollars of transportation projects

State transportation departments say $50 billion is needed to prop up their already shaky infrastructure.

Virtual try-ons are replacing fitting rooms during the pandemic

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) makes a campaign stop this week in Woodstock, Ga. (Erik S. Lesser / EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) makes a campaign stop this week in Woodstock, Ga. (Erik S. Lesser / EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
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Kelly Loeffler chose pandering over principle, and WNBA players won’t forget

The Georgia senator wanted to be part of the league until that meant standing with players on issues of inclusion and equality.

UFC athlete in bar-fight video must complete alcohol abuse treatment

Video surfaced this week of Mike Perry punching a man at a Texas restaurant and repeatedly using a racial slur.

MLB flew Dominican players to U.S. for restart but did not test them for coronavirus first

Six Nationals players are in isolation after taking an MLB-chartered flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami.
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The MLS bubble is a massive undertaking. How it fares will tell us a lot about sports’ return.

The return-to-play tournament outside Orlando has lost two teams for coronavirus concerns. Protocols remain in place, however, and among those keeping a close eye are the NBA and NHL.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) walks past the controversial Emancipation statue in Lincoln Park. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) walks past the controversial Emancipation statue in Lincoln Park. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

For Eleanor Holmes Norton, new urgency for long-fought battles

D.C.’s nonvoting representative in Congress is pushing to remove the Emancipation statue from Lincoln Park.

A white restaurateur told a black customer not to wear an ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt. A boycott followed.

Protesters at the Fish Market of Maryland in Clinton say their efforts are linked to bigger issues in majority-black Prince George’s County.

In D.C. wards hit hardest by covid-19, sending kids to school is a risk some parents won’t take

Fearful of the virus, which has spiked in some states and is creeping back up in the District, they don’t want their kids in school at all.
“P-Valley” takes place in a fictional Mississippi town and follows the strippers at a club called Pynk. (Tina Rowden/Starz)
“P-Valley” takes place in a fictional Mississippi town and follows the strippers at a club called Pynk. (Tina Rowden/Starz)
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Let’s make it rain for Starz’s ‘P-Valley,’ an evocative series about a Southern strip club

Creator Katori Hall takes us to “P-Valley,” where pole dancers define their own dignity.

Kennedy Center to commission anti-racism works, expand programs for black artists and audiences

New initiatives will be led by the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera.
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(Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

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.
Union Station in Washington is quiet on a weekday, with fewer passengers traveling by train. (Andrea Sachs/The Post)
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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