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Amanda Seghetti shows a picture of a congested hallway at a school in Georgia. (Lynsey Weatherspoon for The Post)
Amanda Seghetti shows a picture of a congested hallway at a school in Georgia. (Lynsey Weatherspoon for The Post)
A report from leading pediatric health groups found that more than 97,000 U.S. children tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July.

At sunny Saint-Tropez, the party crowd brings champagne — and the virus

The party was on in the hedonistic playground this summer — until it wasn’t.
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Trump, Mnuchin try to pressure Democrats back into negotiations on economic relief talks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) both said that they favor a legislative solution if the administration would meet them in the middle.
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Looters smash business windows along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile after police-involved shooting

Looting took place after misinformation spread across social media alleging that police killed a man on Sunday.
Officials said police returned fire after officers were shot at while pursuing the man. He is now recovering and expected to survive.
(Zach Purser Brown/The Washington Post)
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Lebanon’s prime minister resigns amid protests after deadly blast

The Beirut explosion, which killed at least 160 people, has fueled calls for a complete shake-up of Lebanon’s atrophied political system.
Debris and rubble cover the ground after an explosion Monday in Baltimore. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Debris and rubble cover the ground after an explosion Monday in Baltimore. (Julio Cortez/AP)
A woman expresses frustration at being unable to get information about a relative who lives near the site of an explosion in Reisterstown, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
A woman expresses frustration at being unable to get information about a relative who lives near the site of an explosion in Reisterstown, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
Emergency medical personnel help a woman evacuated from the site of an explosion in Reisterstown, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
Emergency medical personnel help a woman evacuated from the site of an explosion in Reisterstown, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
A woman is taken on a stretcher from the scene of an explosion in Reisterstown, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
A woman is taken on a stretcher from the scene of an explosion in Reisterstown, Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Baltimore explosion leaves one dead, others injured

Baltimore fire officials say a woman died in the explosion along Reisterstown Road in the northwest part of the city, while two people were taken to hospitals with serious injuries. Firefighters were continuing to search for other possible victims.
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Democrats will highlight everyday Americans during their presidential nominating convention next week

Speakers include a former Trump voter who is supporting Joe Biden and a paramedic on the pandemic’s front lines in Florida, as well as 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The four-day convention begins Aug. 17.
President Trump during a visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on July 3. (AP)
President Trump during a visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on July 3. (AP)
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Trump’s Mount Rushmore fantasy is enabled by a ‘Potemkin village’ staffers build for him

His aspiration to add his face to to the monument epitomizes how his perception of his job performance diverges from the views of most Americans.
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Amy McGrath’s spurious claim that McConnell ‘made millions from China’

Sen. Mitch McConnell ranks among the wealthiest senators despite being on a public salary for more than 30 years. He amassed most of that wealth through an inheritance when his mother-in-law died.

China puts retaliatory sanctions on U.S. lawmakers, NGO chiefs

The penalties come in response to last week’s Treasury Department penalties against Hong Kong officials for repressing political freedoms.

Belarusan President Lukashenko wins sixth term in widely disputed election

The preliminary results giving Alexander Lukashenko 80 percent of the vote were met with skepticism. The opposition said it is ready for “long-term” protests.
Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Pnina Tamano-Shata, outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, is the first Ethiopia-born female minister. (Sharon Pulwer for The Post)
Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Pnina Tamano-Shata, outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, is the first Ethiopia-born female minister. (Sharon Pulwer for The Post)

Four Israeli women who have broken new political ground

The women who have overcome daunting barriers to become members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, include an Ethiopian-born minister, ultra-Orthodox Jewish lawmaker, Druze lawmaker and the first Knesset member to wear a hijab.
Perseid meteors appear over a shipwreck in New Jersey in 2019. (Jeff Berkes via SpaceWeather.com)
Perseid meteors appear over a shipwreck in New Jersey in 2019. (Jeff Berkes via SpaceWeather.com)

The Perseid meteor shower, the most popular of the year, peaks Tuesday night

Dozens of shooting stars will be visible every hour.

Mass. congressional challenger says he had ‘consensual’ relationships with students

Alex Morse, the 31-year-old mayor of Holyoke, Mass., apologized for making students at local colleges uncomfortable but said he would remain in the race.

New tropical disturbance swirls in the Atlantic, heralding possible outbreak of storms

This latest Atlantic disturbance could earn the name Josephine.

McDonald’s sues fired CEO to recoup severance

The fast-food giant claims Steve Easterbrook, whose severance package is said to be worth $42 million, destroyed a paper trail of his “inappropriate personal behavior.”
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Payroll tax holiday is first shot in a class and generational war

The president said he’ll eliminate Social Security taxes next year, should he be reelected — and that would likely mean the end of the federal entitlement system as we’ve known it.
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The back-to-school laptop guide

Here are the questions to ask — and mistakes to avoid — for a year when school happens on a laptop.
Collin Morikawa celebrates his eagle at the 16th hole Sunday. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Collin Morikawa celebrates his eagle at the 16th hole Sunday. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

For PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa, it’s business, not personal

The 23-year-old has quickly made a major mark on the PGA Tour by employing a cool, cerebral approach.

At least 20 people shot, one fatally, at a party in Southeast Washington

The party and the tragedy that ensued revived questions about large gatherings that flout the D.C. mayor’s order that prohibits gatherings larger than 50 people.
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D.C. General is being demolished. New, small shelters are opening. Is that better?

For families experiencing homelessness, the lack of affordable housing means the city’s approach is a bandage, not a cure.

Prosecutors say men lured vulnerable teens and women into sex work on D.C. streets

A second man has been arrested in connection with prostitution in Logan Circle and Shaw.
Ana Ramirez prepares for her nursing shift. Ramirez was helped by the Welcome Back Center in Montgomery County, a program that assists medical workers from other countries in obtaining credentials to work in the United States. (Ana Ramirez)
Ana Ramirez prepares for her nursing shift. Ramirez was helped by the Welcome Back Center in Montgomery County, a program that assists medical workers from other countries in obtaining credentials to work in the United States. (Ana Ramirez)

As the pandemic rages, foreign-trained nurses hope to get back to work

A Montgomery County program helps medical workers from other countries get certified in the United States.
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From Metro funding crisis to telework’s rise, transportation is in historic turmoil

The pandemic and recession mean slashed budgets and disruption for roads, bridges and transit plans.
Rin Ryan, not pictured, uses a branch to hold hands with Elaina Perry on their first date in late May. (Rin Ryan)
Rin Ryan, not pictured, uses a branch to "hold hands" with Elaina Perry on their first date in late May. (Rin Ryan)

Let this young couple show you how to start a ridiculously mature pandemic relationship

Elaina Perry and Rin Ryan built a relationship while hundreds of miles apart. 
Country singer Caylee Hammack was supposed to open for Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts before the pandemic hit. (Piper Ferguson)
Country singer Caylee Hammack was supposed to open for Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts before the pandemic hit. (Piper Ferguson)

This was supposed to be singer Caylee Hammack’s breakout year on the road. What happens now?

Hammack has a debut album, but she is among the unlucky singers who were primed to have a huge year as support acts for superstar artists.
Clockwise from top left: five-spice powder, everything spice, garam masala, Italian seasoning, Cajun/Creole seasoning and ras el hanout. (Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Carolyn Robb for The Post)
Clockwise from top left: five-spice powder, everything spice, garam masala, Italian seasoning, Cajun/Creole seasoning and ras el hanout. (Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Carolyn Robb for The Post)

6 spice blends to make at home, including garam masala, ras el hanout and Cajun seasoning

Homemade spice blends will maximize flavor in your recipes and save money.
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(The Washington Post illustration/iStock)

Stuck stateside needn’t mean you can’t chat with foreign locals — and improve your language skills

Now can be an opportunity to supercharge your foreign language skills with online tutors. Or at least enjoyably kill time.
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