Trump administration bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores beginning on Sunday

The White House will take action to curb WeChat’s use beginning Sunday, and will give TikTok until Nov. 12 until further bans kick in. The move is expected to sharply raise tensions with Beijing.
Giancarlo Granda's accusations of a marital affair helped lead to Jerry Falwell's resignation from Liberty University. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Giancarlo Granda's accusations of a marital affair helped lead to Jerry Falwell's resignation from Liberty University. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)

The Falwells, the pool attendant and the double life that brought them all down

Giancarlo Granda says Becki and Jerry Falwell preyed on him sexually. The evangelical couple says their young business partner tried to extort money from them.

Rarefied air: Taking a healthy breath is now a luxury in California

Western wildfire smoke has blanketed the state, but its ill effects are not evenly distributed. Wealthier families can get away for a while, or at least hunker down in air-purified homes.
A concession worker puts on a fresh pair of gloves to scoop popcorn at the Ocala Drive-In movie theater in Ocala, Fla. (Bloomberg)
A concession worker puts on a fresh pair of gloves to scoop popcorn at the Ocala Drive-In movie theater in Ocala, Fla. (Bloomberg)

Microwave popcorn has boomed. Movie theater popcorn has tanked. American farmers have taken note.

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The White women turning away from Trump

The White women who regret putting President Trump in office. Attorney General William Barr lambasts his own Justice Department. And introducing “Canary,” a Washington Post investigative podcast.
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Watchdog urges probe of Trump donations tied to head of USPS

In a complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said contributions made by relatives and employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as recently as 2018 merit scrutiny.
Huma Abedin (center) with then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn on April 17, 2016. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Huma Abedin (center) with then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn on April 17, 2016. (Melina Mara/The Post)

Book excerpt: An FBI sex crimes investigator helped trigger 2016’s ‘October Surprise’

John Robertson, an agent investigating Anthony Weiner, repeatedly pressed his superiors to deal with the Hillary Clinton emails he found on the former congressman’s laptop.
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Mail-in primary election ballots are processed on May 28 at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Mail-in primary election ballots are processed on May 28 at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Election Night 2020 could go on for weeks. Just look at the primaries.

The pandemic has forced dozens of states to quickly expand absentee voting. The increased number of mail-in ballots to be counted means election results are unlikely to be determined on election night, Nov. 3.

China launches combat drills in Taiwan Strait, warns U.S. not to ‘play with fire’

The menacing tone from Beijing came as a senior U.S. official visited Taipei and as military tensions escalate in the flash point region.
The front of the Ghattas Bakery in Beirut after explosions rocked the city’s port. (Karine Pierre/Hans Lucas for The Post)
The front of the Ghattas Bakery in Beirut after explosions rocked the city’s port. (Karine Pierre/Hans Lucas for The Post)

A baker’s tale: A Beirut landmark struggles to survive unending crises

Last month’s enormous explosion essentially left the Ghattas Bakery and other small businesses with two options: abandon their life’s work or scramble to put together the money to rebuild — without any help from a cash-strapped government.
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U.S. is sliding into autocracy under Trump, scholars say

Academics who study how democracies die offered dire warnings about a second term for President Trump.
An off-campus fraternity house for the San Diego State University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. (Bloomberg News)
An off-campus fraternity house for the San Diego State University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. (Bloomberg News)

Fall of the frat house: Students target Greek life amid America’s racial reckoning

Hundreds of people at more than a dozen elite colleges and universities nationwide have cut ties with fraternities and sororities over the past three months, saying the organizations are out of line with growing demands for social justice.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell has said a stable turnaround must be in place before the central bank unwinds its pandemic interventions. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell has said a stable turnaround must be in place before the central bank unwinds its pandemic interventions. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Recession tests limits and shortfalls of Federal Reserve’s toolkit

The central bank has pushed into uncharted territory with a vast emergency response that has grown its balance sheet by roughly $3 trillion.
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Businesses with ‘windfall’ pandemic profits shower them on investors, study finds

The worsening inequality crisis is fueled by an economic model that allows large corporations to prioritize shareholder payouts over worker wages, Oxfam says.
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Golf has lots of talent, but no icon in post-Tiger Woods era

Stars in other sports tend to have more staying power than golf, where it seems no one can stay atop the mountain for very long.
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Russell Wilson is cooking for the Seahawks but it might be short-lived

“Let Russ cook” became a rallying cry for Seattle fans who want the team to lean more heavily on its star quarterback.
Nick Chubb and backfield mate Kareem Hunt powered a Cleveland running game that amassed more than 200 yards. (Getty Images)
Nick Chubb and backfield mate Kareem Hunt powered a Cleveland running game that amassed more than 200 yards. (Getty Images)
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Unburdened by lofty expectations, Browns regroup to beat Bengals for first win in 2020

Cleveland leaned on a productive running game and beat the Bengals, 35-30, in an entertaining Thursday night clash in Cleveland in which rookie Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes for Cincinnati.

Celtics’ emotions boil over after another blown lead in Game 2 loss to Heat

The Boston Celtics engaged in a heated locker room conversation after blowing a late-game lead and falling into an 0-2 hole against the Miami Heat.
The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. (AP)
The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. (AP)

Judges in D.C. threatened, harassed after high-profile, political legal cases

The number of threats tracked by the U.S. Marshals Service has dramatically increased in recent years as attacks targeting judges and their rulings have proliferated on social media.

Overlooked in flawed 911 response to drowning: A precise map

It took rescuers 36 minutes to reach a teen who drowned in a Virginia creek in June.
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Pandemic and other 2020 angst getting you down? There’s a color for that.

Experts talk about their favorite paint shades to boost or shift your mood.
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Jonathan Burke's submission for Studio Theatre’s March on Washington video project. (Delius Doherty)
Jonathan Burke's submission for Studio Theatre’s March on Washington video project. (Delius Doherty)
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To understand what’s going on in D.C. streets, theaters are having stage artists make movies

Arena Stage and Studio Theatre debut films and videos speak to the rawness of the moment: “Now reality is ahead of anything we can create.”
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(Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Post)

How to build better tacos at home, from the tortillas to the toppings

From the filling to the tortilla and everything in between, a little thought goes a long way.
Scuba divers explore the Dixie Arrow wreck. (Ann Sommers)
Scuba divers explore the Dixie Arrow wreck. (Ann Sommers)

Off the North Carolina shore, a deep dive into history

Scuba divers explore shipwrecks dating from the Civil War era to post-World War II off the Cape Hatteras coast.
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