As pandemic relief talks flounder, Trump prepares executive actions

The president signaled he was ready to forge ahead without Congress to try to address lapsed economic relief measures for millions of Americans, but he stopped short of declaring negotiations dead.
Street vendors in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Turjoy Chowdhury)
Street vendors in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Turjoy Chowdhury)
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In Bangladesh, coronavirus wreaks havoc on livelihoods, turning back economic gains

People have been forced to risk their lives to earn money in an unsparing pandemic that has strained Bangladesh’s already limited health-care infrastructure.

The U.S. economy is on the verge of a ‘lost year’

Workers and business owners want some certainty about the future.

Most VA workers see racism against colleagues and veterans, survey finds

Nearly 80 percent of Veterans Affairs employees surveyed by their workers union said endemic racism in the agency is a moderate or serious problem, with more than half reporting they have witnessed discrimination against the former military personnel whom the agency serves.

In a summer of racial protests, Alexandria remembers a young lynching victim

Sixteen-year-old Benjamin Thomas was hanged from a lamppost after an unproven allegation of attempted assault. It will be remembered on Saturday, its 121st anniversary.
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Russia is denigrating Biden and China wants Trump defeated, U.S. official says

The statement by William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, identified China, Iran and Russia as countries seeking to influence the 2020 election.

New postmaster general overhauls USPS leadership, displacing two top officials overseeing mail delivery

The shake-up comes as the agency has drawn fire from congressional Democrats for policy changes that postal workers say have slowed mail delivery and ensnared ballots in recent primary elections.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks before a convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2018. (Steve Helber/AP)
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks before a convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2018. (Steve Helber/AP)

Jerry Falwell Jr. will take an indefinite leave of absence from Liberty

The university president came under fire this week after posting a racy photo from vacation.
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Trump tries to muscle through changes in debates to gain advantage

The president’s team is also circulating false claims that Joe Biden is seeking to avoid the face-to-face meetings this fall.
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Demonstrators gather for a Back the Blue/President Trump Standout in Stoneham, Mass., on July 27. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

GOP women warn of eroding support among female voters amid a ‘gender chasm’

President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest are causing women to flee the GOP, female Republican pollsters and members say.
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Video analysis of Beirut explosion reveals its power, even at great distances

The Post analyzed available video, photographs and satellite imagery of the blast and shared the materials with explosive experts, engineers, chemists and physicians to better understand the explosion and the impact of its destructive shock waves.
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A passenger arrives at London's Gatwick Airport last month. The lifted travel advisory doesn’t change the fact that Americans are not allowed into many countries because of rising coronavirus cases in the United States. (AP)
A passenger arrives at London's Gatwick Airport last month. The lifted travel advisory doesn’t change the fact that Americans are not allowed into many countries because of rising coronavirus cases in the United States. (AP)

The State Dept. lifted its blanket international travel advisory. What does that mean for Americans?

Health experts weigh in on what to know about the latest travel advisory news.
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Key national security adviser to two presidents dies at 95

The retired Air Force lieutenant general played instrumental roles in nuclear strategy, the end of the Cold War and the Persian Gulf War.
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A woman walks past a store last week in Arlington, Va. (AFP/Getty)

U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs in July as it worked to recover from the pandemic

The additions were a welcome blast of good news in a grueling summer for the United States, but they were tempered with other signs that the labor market is cooling.

Shake-up at WarnerMedia as veterans Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly are out

The moves by chief executive Jason Kilar come three months into his tenure. The development demonstrates the tumult that can result when legacy firms move into streaming business.

Canada condemns U.S. tariffs, pledges to retaliate

Canada says it will impose retaliatory levies valued at roughly $2.7 billion on a “broad and extensive” list of U.S. goods containing aluminum.
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 Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Post)
Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice . (Photo by John McDonnell/The Post)

Derrius Guice arrested on domestic violence charges, released by Washington’s NFL team

Guice, a 23-year old running back who was set to begin his third NFL season, turned himself in at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center in Virginia.
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Taking a stand isn’t new for the WNBA. It’s a way of life.

As sports leagues seek their place in this moment, the WNBA is right at home.

Montgomery County rescinds ban on private schools reopening this fall

Maryland’s Republican governor was fighting with the state’s most liberal jurisdiction over allowing private schools to teach students in person.

Virginia Supreme Court temporarily halts evictions amid pandemic

Governor Ralph Northam had asked the court to issue the moratorium through Sept. 7.
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A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample at a walk-up covid-19 testing site outside the Arlington Mill Community Center in Arlington, Va. (Photo by The Post)

Virginia sets record for coronavirus infections after backlog caused by technical problem

The Virginia Department of Health blamed the reporting problem on a technical issue in its database.

To defend his voting plan, Md.’s governor accuses a Black county executive of voter suppression. She is not pleased.

Angela Alsobrooks says Hogan’s plan does not protect residents in hard-hit Prince George’s County.
Joe Biden’s running mate, whoever she is, is about to have to deal with a lot of nonsense. (Reuters)
Joe Biden’s running mate, whoever she is, is about to have to deal with a lot of nonsense. (Reuters)
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Brace yourself: America is about to act really awkward about Biden’s female VP pick

Is her tone right? Is she smiling enough? Is she concealing her ambition?
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Geoff Edgers interviews Chelsea Handler. (The Washington Post)

Q&A with Chelsea Handler: How the comedian decided to deal with anger and sadness

The Post’s national arts reporter is hosting “Stuck With Geoff,” with whoever will take his calls.
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The author with his wife, Amy Ettinger, at Sotcher Lake in July. (Julianna Summer White)

In the Sierra Nevada, an escape to the past

Amid the pandemic, a cautious return to the Mammoth Lakes, Calif., setting of childhood vacations.
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