U.S. considers barring entry of some citizens, legal residents over virus fears

The Trump administration is said to be looking at an emergency declaration that would block potentially infected Americans at the border with Mexico.

Russia unveils possible vaccine, claiming victory before final testing is complete

The aggressive approach has been criticized by outside scientists who worry the country has not determined whether the remedy is safe or effective.
Rodrigo Guedes spent days in a hospital that was so short of staff that he ended up feeding and tending to other coronavirus patients. (Courtesy of Rodrigo Guedes)
Rodrigo Guedes spent days in a hospital that was so short of staff that he ended up feeding and tending to other coronavirus patients. (Courtesy of Rodrigo Guedes)
I think getting through the sickness made me more human, Tiago Ribeiro Lemos says. (Maria Magdalena Arrellaga for The Post)
"I think getting through the sickness made me more human," Tiago Ribeiro Lemos says. (Maria Magdalena Arrellaga for The Post)
The Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro is home to more than 150,000 people. (Maria Magdalena Arréllaga for The Post)
The Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro is home to more than 150,000 people. (Maria Magdalena Arréllaga for The Post)
People on the beach in Rio de Janeiro last month. As the city reopens, there are fears of a surge in coronavirus cases. (Maria Magdalena Arréllaga for The Post)
People on the beach in Rio de Janeiro last month. As the city reopens, there are fears of a surge in coronavirus cases. (Maria Magdalena Arréllaga for The Post)

The vastly different journeys of neighbors hospitalized with coronavirus show the depths of Brazil’s rich-poor divide

A wealthy doctor and a favela merchant both became hospital patients after falling ill. From there, their stories diverged.

Unrest in Chicago and Portland shows America’s summer of protest is far from over

President Trump responded to the clashes by suggesting that National Guard troops were the solution to a situation that had grown “out of control.”

Body camera footage shows struggle leading to George Floyd’s fatal police encounter

Newly released video of Floyd’s fatal interaction with Minneapolis police shows that medical personnel waited nearly three minutes to perform chest compressions in an attempt to revive him.
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Secret Service officer shoots man near the White House

The agency said the man approached the officer and claimed he had a weapon and then ran aggressively toward the officer while withdrawing an object from his clothing. President Trump was pulled from a briefing after the incident.

Joe Biden pressed again to name a Black woman as his running mate as convention draws near

The continued suspense over one of the most consequential decisions for a major-party presidential nominee pointed to the high stakes for both parties.

Liberty University names acting president after Jerry Falwell Jr. placed on leave of absence

Falwell was asked to take a leave from Liberty University following a provocative photo posted on social media. Jerry Prevo, the longtime chairman of the board, will serve as acting president.
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Trump doubles down on attacks on Biden’s faith

President Trump said during a news conference that “a man of deep religion” would not agree with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on policy.
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Biden mulls over his VP pick from his beach house, as Trump supporters dot the boardwalk

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee weighed his decision in Rehoboth Beach — amid french fries, funnel cakes and Trump T-shirts.

Nation’s governors raise concerns about implementing Trump executive moves, call on Congress to act

The governors pointed to “significant administrative burdens and costs” associated with attempting to implement a new plan President Trump announced over the weekend.
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Trump’s latest falsehood: Democrats are trying to end signature verification for ballots

The president routinely cries “voter fraud” where none exists. Now he’s railing against legislation that doesn’t exist.
Volunteers collect donations in a parking lot in Gemmayze for those affected by the Beirut blast. (Manu Ferneini for The Post)
Volunteers collect donations in a parking lot in Gemmayze for those affected by the Beirut blast. (Manu Ferneini for The Post)

They returned to homes damaged in Beirut’s blast to discover someone had already cleaned them

Hundreds of volunteers scrubbed blood from walls, swept up glass and straightened out personal belongings.
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China’s unrelenting crackdown on Hong Kong

Monday’s arrests underscored the speed with which the former British colony’s political freedoms — including rights to assembly and freedom of the press — are being curtailed by Beijing.

Belarus opposition candidate leaves country after disputed vote

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya left amid violent clashes between protesters and security forces.
A man surveys the damage to his car after a severe storm moved through Chicago on Monday. (AP)
A man surveys the damage to his car after a severe storm moved through Chicago on Monday. (AP)

Destructive derecho blasts Chicago with winds over 70 mph

By Monday evening, nearly 1.5 million people from eastern Nebraska to northern Illinois were without power in the wake of the violent windstorms as they raced eastward into Michigan.

New York City plans to welcome 700,000 students back to school buildings in September

Mayor Bill de Blasio said schools are on track to reopen for in-person education next month even as the city continues to battle the coronavirus.

New tropical disturbance swirls in the Atlantic, heralding possible outbreak of storms

The National Hurricane Center said the disturbance has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm. If it does, it would be named Josephine.

McDonald’s sues fired CEO to recoup severance

The fast-food giant claims Steve Easterbrook, whose severance package is said to be worth $42 million, destroyed a paper trail of his “inappropriate personal behavior.”
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The back-to-school laptop guide

Here are the questions to ask — and mistakes to avoid — for a year when school happens on a laptop.

A pitcher is sent home and a series postponed as coronavirus disrupts MLB

Zach Plesac of the Indians apologized for going out with friends, the Cardinals haven't played a game since July 29, and Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman has opted out of the season.
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is among college football players urging that the season proceed despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Getty Images)
Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is among college football players urging that the season proceed despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Getty Images)

As college football season nears tipping point, players, coaches and President Trump push to play

Stars such as Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s Justin Fields are among those who banded together to state their case on social media.
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U-Md. to start fall classes online, asks students to stay inside

The university had planned for students to return for in-person classes in the fall, but announced Monday that undergraduate classes would be held virtually until mid-September.

D.C. kids from low-income homes disproportionately test positive for coronavirus, study says

The study also found that children who were members of a racial minority group were more likely to become infected.

Baltimore explosion leaves one dead, seven hospitalized

Baltimore fire officials say a woman died in the explosion along Reisterstown Road in the northwest part of the city. Firefighters were continuing to search for other possible victims.

Shootings in D.C. surge as officials confront mass shooting at block party

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said 46 people were shot in the past seven days, including those at the party and four others who were wounded Sunday night into Monday morning.
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D.C. General is being demolished. New, small shelters are opening. Is that better?

For families experiencing homelessness, the lack of affordable housing means the city’s approach is a bandage, not a cure.
Rin Ryan, not pictured, uses a branch to hold hands with Elaina Perry on their first date in late May. (Rin Ryan)
Rin Ryan, not pictured, uses a branch to "hold hands" with Elaina Perry on their first date in late May. (Rin Ryan)

Let this young couple show you how to start a ridiculously mature pandemic relationship

Elaina Perry and Rin Ryan built a relationship while hundreds of miles apart. 
Country singer Caylee Hammack was supposed to open for Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts before the pandemic hit. (Piper Ferguson)
Country singer Caylee Hammack was supposed to open for Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts before the pandemic hit. (Piper Ferguson)

This was supposed to be singer Caylee Hammack’s breakout year on the road. What happens now?

Hammack has a debut album, but she is among the unlucky singers who were primed to have a huge year as support acts for superstar artists.
Clockwise from top left: five-spice powder, everything spice, garam masala, Italian seasoning, Cajun/Creole seasoning and ras el hanout. (Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Carolyn Robb for The Post)
Clockwise from top left: five-spice powder, everything spice, garam masala, Italian seasoning, Cajun/Creole seasoning and ras el hanout. (Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Carolyn Robb for The Post)

6 spice blends to make at home, including garam masala, ras el hanout and Cajun seasoning

Homemade spice blends will maximize flavor in your recipes and save money.
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Stuck stateside needn’t mean you can’t chat with foreign locals — and improve your language skills

Now can be an opportunity to supercharge your foreign language skills with online tutors. Or at least enjoyably kill time.
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