People who recover from covid-19 don’t need to be retested for three months, CDC says

The CDC cautions that those who were previously infected should still socially distance and wear masks after they have recovered.

A Fla. district wanted to wait to reopen classrooms. The governor threatened to cut $200 million in funds.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) forced one of the largest U.S. school districts to reopen buildings by the end of August.
Léogâne portal, at one end of the Grand'Rue, is the main crossing leading to one of the two main highways out of Port-au-Prince. (Pierre Michel Jean for The Post)
Léogâne portal, at one end of the Grand'Rue, is the main crossing leading to one of the two main highways out of Port-au-Prince. (Pierre Michel Jean for The Post)
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, center, his wife, Martine, left, and Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe, right, in Port-au-Prince, in May. (AFP/Getty Images)
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, center, his wife, Martine, left, and Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe, right, in Port-au-Prince, in May. (AFP/Getty Images)
Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier shows the living conditions inside a man's shanty in La Saline. (Pierre Michel Jean for The Post)
Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier shows the living conditions inside a man's shanty in La Saline. (Pierre Michel Jean for The Post)
A woman scavenges for clothes in the garbage mounds of La Saline, one of the poorest slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Pierre Michel Jean for The Post)
A woman scavenges for clothes in the garbage mounds of La Saline, one of the poorest slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Pierre Michel Jean for The Post)

In Haiti, coronavirus and a man named Barbecue test the rule of law

Former police officer Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier united the warring gangs of Port-au-Prince into a powerful confederation aimed at what he calls “revolution.” But critics say he’s not targeting the government — he’s going after its opponents.
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Trump, Biden and race: A history

Two men shaped by an earlier era are vying to lead the United States through a time of reckoning.

Trump, Biden tout experience to police chiefs, but president skips some questions

The International Association of Chiefs of Police asked specific questions on reform and funding proposals.
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The roof and back half of the building is exposed at Camden Amusement in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, following damaging winds Monday. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

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Trump continually misreads the politics of the pandemic

Americans support stronger efforts to control the outbreak — and see Joe Biden as better able to handle it.

Trump visits younger brother, Robert Trump, who is very ill in hospital

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Volunteer Mike Williams waits for voters at a Baltimore polling station on April 28. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)

The pandemic has reshaped Trump’s prospects for reelection

No election in history has played out against the backdrop of a pandemic, a major recession and a racial reckoning. Even more than ever, it is largely about the incumbent.

U.N. rejects extension of arms embargo against Iran

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British vacationers in France told to return home or face 14-day quarantine

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A photographer captured the moment a couple's wedding photos were interrupted by the massive Beirut port explosion on Aug. 4. The couple was not injured. (Reuters)

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From self-exile, Belarus opposition leader calls for protests to reach ‘every city’

The video from Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who fled to Lithuania, came amid E.U. talks on possible steps against Belarus’s authoritarian ruler, who was recently reelected in a contest widely criticized as rigged.
Lehua Gray has volunteered to test a coronavirus vaccine through a website called 1Day Sooner, which aims to reduce the time until FDA approval by crowdsourcing volunteers. (Julia Robinson for The Post)
Lehua Gray has volunteered to test a coronavirus vaccine through a website called 1Day Sooner, which aims to reduce the time until FDA approval by crowdsourcing volunteers. (Julia Robinson for The Post)

U.S. will prepare virus strain for potential human challenge trials

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A caravan of union members stops outside a Miami nursing home in July to hand out masks and lunches to workers. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
A caravan of union members stops outside a Miami nursing home in July to hand out masks and lunches to workers. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Nursing homes in the Sun Belt had months to prepare for rising virus cases. They still weren’t ready.

The Northeast this spring provided lessons on preventing nursing home infection, but the South and Southwest have been slow to pick up on them.
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IRS reverses course, will send payments to low-income and disabled parents who didn’t get $500 for their children

The IRS says parents who missed the deadline to request the $500 stimulus payments for dependent children can use the agency's non-filers tool between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30 to request the money.
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The NBA’s playoff picture was clear entering the bubble. Now it’s complicated.

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Vlade Divac steps down as Kings GM as 14-year playoff drought continues

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Miami’s coach believes he’s found a way to play football during a pandemic

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Sam Freeman left his latest appearance this past Wednesday after suffering a mass flexor strain in his left elbow. He's now on the 10-day injured list. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Pitcher injuries are piling up, raising a new concern for teams early in MLB’s delayed season

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Noah Lyles’s latest win comes with a salute to Tommie Smith and John Carlos

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Virginia House Democrats roll out plans for budget, criminal justice overhaul

The General Assembly will return to Richmond on Tuesday just months after newly empowered Democrats pulled off a raft of legislative wins in the regular session.

Montgomery County pauses testing at county sites pending review of private lab

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The Bullis School occupies a lush 102-acre campus in Potomac, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
The Bullis School occupies a lush 102-acre campus in Potomac, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

The head of Potomac’s Bullis School was celebrated. But his exit was messier than it appeared.

Amid by claims of misspending and conflicts of interest, the board of the elite private school voted it had cause to terminate head of school Gerald Boarman, but let him finish his term.

Local Virginia GOP leader posts sexist meme about Kamala Harris on party’s online page

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Researchers found a way to clean N95 masks — in a common electric cooker

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that an appliance such as a rice cooker or Instant Pot can thoroughly disinfect an N95 without degrading it.
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From left, Courtney B. Vance as George, Jonathan Majors as Tic and Jurnee Smollett as Leti in “Lovecraft Country.” (Eli Joshua Ade/HBO)
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The lack of ingredient transparency on bottle labels leaves wines vulnerable to assertions of health claims and marketing of “clean” wines. (Getty Images)
The lack of ingredient transparency on bottle labels leaves wines vulnerable to assertions of health claims and marketing of “clean” wines. (Getty Images)
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Money can buy social distance. But where does that leave budget travelers?

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