Florida shatters single-day infection record with 15,300 new cases

The staggering number surpassed previous highs reported by California last week and New York on April 15. Florida is set to host the Republican National Convention next month.

Fauci sidelined by White House as he steps up blunt talk on pandemic

President Trump has not talked to the scientist in more than a month, even as coronavirus infections have surged in large swaths of the country.

Economic recovery may be fizzling as disruption from virus lingers

The pandemic shock, which economists once assumed would be only a temporary business interruption, appears instead to be settling into a traditional, self-perpetuating recession.
Jerome Adams has been thrust into the role of the pandemic surgeon general. (André Chung for The Post)
Jerome Adams has been thrust into the role of the pandemic surgeon general. (André Chung for The Post)

Surgeon General Jerome Adams may be the nicest guy in the administration. But is that what America needs right now?

In the midst of a surging pandemic, Adams is hoping to veer away from the political hot spot of Washington to get up close and personal outside the Beltway.

‘On our own’: Kenyan activists feel alone in the fight against police brutality

High-placed allies in international organizations have dropped out of protests for fear of breaking pandemic laws, and police have used a colonial-era Public Order Act to arrest those who show up.
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As Confederate monuments fall, don’t forget Bree Newsome’s athletic act of protest in 2015

It was the most athletic activist feat during this era in which we’ve come to celebrate the notion of athlete activism.
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Will the Court’s decision on electors prevent (at least some) election mayhem?

The Supreme Court says states can require electors to support its popular vote winner. Election law expert Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center unpacks what the decision means for both November’s election and the future of the electoral college.
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Graham says Mueller may be invited to testify after op-ed on Roger Stone

The former special counsel had defended his office’s prosecution of Stone, President Trump’s longtime friend and political adviser, in a Washington Post op-ed a day earlier.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to residents Thursday while visiting the neighborhood where he grew up in Pennsylvania. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to residents Thursday while visiting the neighborhood where he grew up in Pennsylvania. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Trump’s drop in polls has confident Democrats sensing ‘a tsunami coming’ in November

Both Democratic and Republican operatives increasingly view President Trump as a drag on GOP candidates in key Senate and House races.
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Biden’s vision comes into view, and it’s much more liberal than it was

As Joe Biden balances a liberal surge with his longtime centrism, a governing blueprint emerges that’s far more progressive than his record but doesn’t go as far as many liberals want.
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A onetime Ala. favorite son wants his Senate seat back. Trump stands in the way.

Ahead of a runoff between former attorney general Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville, the president has been attacking Sessions.
A group of Taliban fighters in Marawara district, Afghanistan, earlier this month. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)
A group of Taliban fighters in Marawara district, Afghanistan, earlier this month. (Lorenzo Tugnoli for The Post)

Within the Taliban, clashing views of Afghanistan’s future

Taliban commanders and fighters in eastern Afghanistan speak not of peace but of toppling the Afghan government in Kabul, and they boast of a hard-fought “military victory” over American forces in the country.

Iran blames misaligned radar for downing of Ukraine passenger plane

All 176 passengers were killed in the Jan. 8 incident. Iranian authorities took days to admit its forces had fired an antiaircraft missile at the plane shortly after it took off from Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Lockdowns make the heart grow fonder in Japan as online matchmaking surges

Matchmaking agencies say video chats are a hit, removing the pressure of arranged face-to-face sessions in a society that often discourages being bold and open in first meetings.
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Sailors injured in fire aboard Navy ship docked in San Diego

The fire took place aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that was docked at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. Several crew members were sent to a hospital with minor injuries, a Navy spokesman said.
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Latinos hit hard by coronavirus, but Chicago suggests it’s even worse than it looks

Activists say the city is an example of a lack of uniformity in data collection. Inaccurate reporting can lead to serious resource implications as officials respond to covid-19.
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D.C. United, Toronto FC match postponed because of positive coronavirus test

The league said a Washington player tested positive and a Toronto player received an inconclusive result.
Washington General Manager Mike Rizzo leans on the dugout railing as he talks with manger Dave Martinez on Sunday at Nationals Park. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Washington General Manager Mike Rizzo leans on the dugout railing as he talks with manger Dave Martinez on Sunday at Nationals Park. (John McDonnell/The Post)

Nationals are being tested on and off the field as they prepare for a unique season

Opening Day is less than two weeks away, and the Nats are still adjusting to baseball’s new normal.
Colin O'Grady is one of many teachers in Fairfax County struggling to decide whether he will teach in-person or remotely. He must choose by July 15. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
Colin O'Grady is one of many teachers in Fairfax County struggling to decide whether he will teach in-person or remotely. He must choose by July 15. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Fairfax teachers, parents face a wrenching choice about fall. Betsy DeVos made it political.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has twice singled out the district for criticism, calling its hybrid reopening plans disastrous and insisting it is “fail[ing] America’s students.”

Two shot dead early Sunday in D.C., adding to a violent month

A man and a woman died in separate early morning shootings. Police also identified a Northwest man killed Friday in possible robbery attempt.

Baltimore’s community lab puts the scientific method in the people’s hands

The lab gives do-it-yourself biologists, hobbyists and high school students a place to pursue advanced projects without much red tape involved.
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Nine black artists reflect on the question: ‘Is America at a point of reckoning?’

Artists from across the country share their thoughts on racial inequality and social justice through words and art.
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Rufus Wainwright has a new album called “Unfollow the Rules.” (Emily Berl for The Post/Grooming by Su Naeem at Dew Beauty Agency)

Rufus Wainwright is sober, battle-hardened and wrestling with the demons of middle age

The singer-songwriter uses his mature, rafter-filling voice to reckon with his past and future on his new album, “Unfollow the Rules.”
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(Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

Peak summer corn doesn’t need to be cooked. This bright salad with snap peas and zucchini proves it.

With summer corn, watermelon radishes, snap peas and zucchini in a bright lemon vinaigrette, it’s got that great balance of textures and flavors that all salads should have.
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

Tales of dengue fever, curious sharks and parasitic worms make sheltering in place seem downright cozy.
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