N.Y. attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA, accuses gun rights group of fraud

In a civil lawsuit, New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges that CEO Wayne LaPierre and other top leaders drained $64 million from the National Rifle Association in three years.

Acrimony spikes amid negotiation for virus relief

With talks appearing to falter, President Trump said he was preparing to sign executive orders that he says would extend enhanced unemployment benefits and provide a payroll tax cut.
(Video: Reuters; photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Post)

Homeland Security chief bristles at criticism over Portland protest response

(Anna Rothschild, Brian Monroe/The Washington Post)
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A mushroom cloud billows above Hiroshima in 1945. (U.S. Army/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)
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The Past, Rediscovered

75 years ago, the Enola Gay set out for Hiroshima. No one was sure how the first atomic attack would go.

The silver airplane, named for the pilot’s mother, barely got off the ground with the first atomic bomb used in war.
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Pence calls Chief Justice John Roberts a ‘disappointment to conservatives’

The vice president’s rare rebuke came as he argued that the federal courts should be a big factor in the upcoming election.

Trump campaign fundraising in July outpaced Biden

Both campaigns’ July figures, released Wednesday, showed they collected big checks last month.
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3 Pinocchios for Schumer on GOP proposal for medical malpractice suits

The Democratic leader was wrong to say a GOP bill would allow “no medical malpractice suits till 2024, even if they’re not covid-related.”
A damaged hospital in Beirut after explosions tore through the city. (AFP/Getty Images)
A damaged hospital in Beirut after explosions tore through the city. (AFP/Getty Images)

After Beirut blasts, the race to save lives outweighs coronavirus safety

It is still too soon to know what impact the explosions will have on Lebanon’s coronavirus outbreak, but hospitals were already under pressure in the capital.

Belarus’s Lukashenko faces a surging political newcomer. The response is familiar crackdowns.

Longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko is fighting to hold on to power in Sunday’s election.

‘I have no idea how I’m not dead’: A Post correspondent recalls doomful night in Beirut

When blasts tore through Beirut on Tuesday, a Post correspondent scrambled to find her friends and reach safety.

Many parents prefer mixing online and in-person school, poll finds

Most parents see in-person school as unsafe, a Post-Schar School poll found — but parents also express serious concerns with online schooling. Many are drawn to systems that combine the two.
Satellite imagery and derived lightning density from the GOES East satellite capturing storms over the Carolinas on Wednesday. (RAMMB/CIRA)
Satellite imagery and derived lightning density from the GOES East satellite capturing storms over the Carolinas on Wednesday. (RAMMB/CIRA)

Two N.C. men were cleaning up from Hurricane Isaias. Lightning struck and killed them.

The men were cutting down trees in Wilmington, N.C., during a thunderstorm.

Gig workers for Target’s delivery service say tipping glitches cut into their pay

Shipt deliveries drive much of the retailer’s record growth during the pandemic, but its workforce is not guaranteed a minimum wage, sick leave or other benefits afforded Target employees.
Perspective

Investing lessons from the Apple stock split

The Dow has big point swings and is fun to watch. But the S&P, which rewards market value rather than stock price, is a more rational place to put your money.
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I’m forgetful and disorganized, but I don’t know how to pull it together

Constant exposure to stress can cause symptoms including forgetfulness, mind fog, apathy, detachment and reduced ability to function or focus, and in 2020, our stress-response systems have been on high alert.
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone is among those masked up for the national anthem before a recent game against the Red Sox. (AP)
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone is among those masked up for the national anthem before a recent game against the Red Sox. (AP)

MLB tightens coronavirus rules, requiring masks in dugouts and compliance officers

Teams were told that repeated or flagrant violations could cause a team to be banned for the rest of the 2020 season and/or postseason.

D.C. officer accused of using illegal chokeholds on 2 in 2018

A five-count indictment charges Mark L. Clark, a 31-year veteran, with violating the civil rights of victims and the city’s ban on the practice.

Md. trooper wrote DWI tickets to fictitious drivers, pleads guilty to perjury

Trooper John Sollon filed entire false cases against defendants who didn't exist, and in some cases, officers tried in vain to track them down. Sollon is still employed by the state police with pay.
Healthcare workers check in patients at a drive-through coronavirus testing site earlier this summer in Arlington. (Bloomberg)
Healthcare workers check in patients at a drive-through coronavirus testing site earlier this summer in Arlington. (Bloomberg)

Coronavirus cases plateau across D.C. area as region’s caseload surpasses 200,000

The seven-day average of new daily cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia more than doubled during July, starting the month with fewer than 1,000 and ending with more than 2,000. But daily caseloads have ticked downward in recent days
(Geoff Kim for The Post)
(Geoff Kim for The Post)

The revealing and disturbing story of America, told through 20 years of reality dating shows

What has watching shows like “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?,” “The Bachelor” and “Flavor of Love” done to our culture?
(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)
(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

Tex-Mex: 9 recipes for queso, fajitas, chili and more

Tex-Mex has long depended on imported and Indigenous ingredients, as well as American appetites. But like Southwestern cuisine, its lasting, primary influence is tied to the foodways of Mexico.
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(iStock/The Washington Post)

The new rules for packing a bag during the pandemic

Checked bag vs. carry-on? Health experts weigh in on the best practices for air travel right now.

Union wants vulnerable TSA officers kept home as coronavirus cases surge

The number of TSA employees testing positive is climbing rapidly, topping 1,500, according to figures released Tuesday.
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