Biden and Harris go after Trump in first appearance as the Democratic ticket

Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, Del. (Video: Blair Guild/The Post; photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
The new running mates focused on what they cast as President Trump’s inadequacies, showcasing a very different vision for the country,
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Biden and Harris proved it doesn’t take a rally to deliver a big message

Without the cheering crowds, it was easier to hear what the candidates were saying.
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‘Extraordinarily nasty’: Trump hurls one of his favorite insults at a new target — Kamala Harris

The resonance of President Trump’s “nasty” adjective is often different when the recipient is a woman — and different still when that woman is a person of color.

Trump and his allies unleash a blizzard of attacks against Harris

From “phony” to “far-left radical,” the scattershot nature of the onslaught underscored a lack of GOP consensus.

GOP leaders’ embrace of House candidate draws attention to party’s tolerance of bigotry

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won a primary in Georgia, promotes the QAnon conspiracy theory and has made racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments.

U.S. reports highest number of virus deaths in one day since mid-May

President Trump continued to press for schools to bring children into classrooms, for businesses to open and for athletes to fill stadiums.

Relief talks stumble, and Trump asserts that a deal is ‘not going to happen’

A conversation between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin led to another round of finger-pointing.
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The pandemic will make movies and TV shows look like nothing we’ve seen before

No crowd scenes. Few locations. Limited romance. Hollywood entertainment is about to get really strange.

Grocery workers say morale is at an all-time low: ‘They don’t even treat us like humans anymore’

Hailed as heroes at the onset of the pandemic, supermarket employees say they are overworked, overwhelmed and once again feel expendable.
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A woman looks through the shattered window of a looted Jonathan Adler store in Chicago. (Getty Images)

Liberal prosecutors face backlash over lenient charges after civil unrest and looting

The fate of those arrested at protests has become a hotly contested issue as the reform-minded district attorneys in Chicago and Portland, Ore. have come forward to defend policies that are likely to let hundreds of people off with light consequences.

Richmond residents say ongoing turmoil has eroded support for protests

A resurgence of violence and vandalism as the demonstrations enter a third month has left some residents weary and frustrated.

Jerry Jones promises ‘grace’ as he and Cowboys discuss kneeling during national anthem

The team owner has long been adamant that players stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
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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, researchers said.
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A worker gathers enveloped ballots to place in a postal service bin at the Runbeck Election Services facility in Phoenix. (Bloomberg)

Trump says Postal Service needs money for mail-in voting, but he’ll keep blocking funding

Congressional Democrats urged the Postal Service not to abandon long-standing practices for election mail processing to ensure the timely delivery of ballots.
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What Kamala Harris and Joe Biden will need to reconcile

Their previous disagreements are politics as usual. But that doesn't mean they won’t have to account for the differences moving forward.

Britain plunges into record-shattering recession

The nation now finds itself with the worst economy and highest number of deaths from the coronavirus in Europe.

Italy’s schools are set to welcome students next month, but first they need millions of new desks

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Half of Beirut’s health-care centers are out of commission after the explosion

The massive explosion that devastated swaths of Lebanon's capital last week has severely damaged its health system, further straining medical facilities that were already wrestling with rising cases of the coronavirus.
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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.

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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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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The Capitals-Islanders series already has some sizzle, but there’s something missing

It is the playoffs, but watching from home, catching up with players and coaches via Zoom and just getting a feel for something going on hundreds of miles away sure is different.

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 state and county officials on 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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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.

Form was meant to make voting easier for D.C. residents. It confused them instead.

The D.C. elections board said the mailer has a “design flaw” and is encouraging voters to disregard an instruction to tear it in half.

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.
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Baltimore gas explosion victim remembered for his devotion to family, friends

Joseph Graham Jr., a Morgan State University engineering student, was killed in the blast that leveled three rowhouses on Monday.
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Tucker Carlson’s mangling of Kamala Harris’s name was all about disrespect

Not only did the Fox News host mispronounce it, but when a guest went out of his way to politely correct him, Carlson had one of his trademark fits of pique.
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