Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), in Wilmington, Del. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), in Wilmington, Del. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)

Harris wants to give Americans $2,000 a month during pandemic

On taxes, health care and climate policy, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president, has staked out more-liberal positions.
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Is Harris a liberal extremist or a snub to liberal extremists? The GOP can’t decide.

Trump backers are simultaneously arguing that Harris is a radical socialist and that she's an unprincipled shill for Wall Street. So, which is it?

Kamala Harris isn’t the first Black woman to run for VP. Meet Charlotta Bass.

In 1952, the newspaper publisher and activist joined a long-shot bid by the Progressive Party, paving the way for politicians like Harris.
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How Kamala Harris became Biden’s running mate

In a historic move, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. What does that mean for November? Hitting pause on college football. And an update from Beirut.
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Fake Chinese accounts use videos in English to target Trump

The network uses artificial intelligence to create faked faces for profile images, and has been producing videos bashing President Trump and criticizing his actions, according to research published Wednesday.
Trump backers and social media personalities Lynnette Hardaway, left, and Rochelle Richardson, known as Diamond and Silk, have a Newsmax show. (AP)
Trump backers and social media personalities Lynnette Hardaway, left, and Rochelle Richardson, known as Diamond and Silk, have a Newsmax show. (AP)

Newsmax emerges as landing spot for cable news personalities in need of a new home

The conservative-skewing cable network has notably scooped up cable news personalities who have either left their perch in the Fox universe or were in need of a new network opportunity.
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Changes to voter disenfranchisement laws are giving thousands the right to vote again. (Brittany Mayes/The Post)
Changes to voter disenfranchisement laws are giving thousands the right to vote again. (Brittany Mayes/The Post)

Since 2016, 11 states and D.C. have expanded voting rights for the currently and formerly incarcerated

More than 1 million currently and formerly incarcerated Americans have regained their right to vote since the last presidential election.
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Republicans risk legitimizing QAnon now

The baseless conspiracy theory alleges that there is a secret group of elites working to get President Trump out of office and that Trump will help reveal those pedophilia and Satan-worshiping elites before they can destroy the country.

German students return to crowded classrooms with cautious optimism

Fears of new spikes in infections have loomed over Europe’s debate over how and when to reopen schools.
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Beirut urgently needs aid. But residents fear the state’s involvement will make matters worse.

Many Lebanese are demanding that money and aid in the form of food, medical care and housing be channeled only through trusted local organizations
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A derecho devastated crops in Iowa. Satellite imagery shows the extent of the damage.

More than 10 million acres, or 43 percent, of the state’s corn and soybean crop suffered damage from the storms on Monday that brought winds exceeding 100 mph at times.

Quoting ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ judge strikes down Trump administration rollback of historic law protecting birds

“It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird, it is also a crime,” Judge Valerie Caproni wrote in a forceful decision.

July tax filings boost federal revenue as deficit nears $3 trillion

The U.S. federal deficit fell dramatically from June to July, mainly because of taxes that had been delayed earlier this year because of the pandemic.
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Dealmaker and titan of media dies at 97

The mogul’s Viacom empire included Paramount Pictures film studios, CBS and MTV.
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REI’s new outdoorsy eight-acre campus to be sold as the company embraces remote work

The outdoor-gear retailer is abandoning its headquarters even before employees move in. It had planned to occupy the space starting this summer.

No handshakes. A bad economy. These car salesmen shifted tactics — and succeeded.

“I didn’t know this was even possible,” one salesman said. “But I’m never going back to the old way.”
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Out of nowhere, the Nationals have a winning streak

The Nats just reminded us what baseball does best: It restores our sense of balance.
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College football’s chaos is only the beginning of our second wave of sports despair

Sports can't will themselves back. College football's splintering is the latest evidence.
FedEx Field's stands will be empty for Washington's games this year, at least to begin the season. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
FedEx Field's stands will be empty for Washington's games this year, at least to begin the season. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Washington’s NFL team to play home games without fans this season

Throughout the pandemic, the team had been hoping to have some fans at its home games this fall, but after working with Maryland and Prince George's County officials to come up with a health and safety plan, a decision was made to play in an empty stadium “out of an abundance of caution,” the team said.
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Paramedics wear protective gear while placing a person experiencing covid-19 symptoms inside an ambulance in Brooklyn Park, Md., last month. (Bloomberg)

D.C., Maryland lawmakers grill health officials over coronavirus response, data

D.C. Council members questioned the city’s progress in identifying new sources of infections.

Maryland abandons cash tolls

The state stopped accepting cash payments at toll facilities during the covid-19 emergency. The temporary all-electronic tolling will be made permanent.

Air Force helicopter took ground fire over Virginia; crew member injured

The helicopter was flying at about 1,000 feet near Shenandoah National Park on Monday when the incident occurred.
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After a mass shooting at a block party, community leaders are left reeling, seething and pleading

They say shooters no longer have a “code” that keeps them from spraying bullets into crowds.

A mailer was supposed to make voting easier for D.C. residents. Instead, it confused them.

The D.C. elections board said the form has a ‘design flaw’ and is encouraging voters to disregard an instruction to tear it in half.
Christina and Henry might just be the most worrisome match on Season 11 of “Married at First Sight.” (Lady Portrait & Wedding Photography/Lifetime)
Christina and Henry might just be the most worrisome match on Season 11 of “Married at First Sight.” (Lady Portrait & Wedding Photography/Lifetime)
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As pandemic sheltering drags on, ‘Married at First Sight’ makes more and more sense

Lifetime’s reality hit (and other arranged-relationship shows) take on a new relevance when dating looks too risky.
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With her dreamlike self-portraits, photographer seeks to create an escape from reality

Using only the items available to her while confined at home, Djeneba Aduayom’s self-portraiture is captivating and inventive as it reflects on her experiences of 2020.
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This no-bake coconut cream pie plays it cool with a chocolate cookie crust

The pie just needs time to set up in the refrigerator, making it the ultimate make-ahead warm-weather dessert. And leftovers — yeah, right — can be loosely covered and refrigerated for up to three days.
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A lifeguard wears a mask in Miami Beach. (Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg)

A pandemic challenge for lifeguards: Protect beachgoers, and themselves

From training to tourism, the pandemic has changed things significantly for the beaches' first responders.
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