More patients are being hospitalized, stretching capacity

The rise in hospitalizations may presage a rise in deaths following the explosion in cases.

U.S. sets record for new coronavirus cases, surpassing 55,000

Florida, Georgia and several other states continued to set records for new cases. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide mandate requiring masks in public in any county with 20 or more positive covid-19 cases.
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Secret Service agents preparing for Pence Arizona trip contracted coronavirus

This is the second time in recent weeks that Secret Service agents preparing for a White House or campaign event outside of Washington have contracted the virus.
Yekaterina Gorbunova and three of her four children -- Kostya, Stepan, and Mikhail -- are pictured near her mother-in-law's house. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
Yekaterina Gorbunova and three of her four children -- Kostya, Stepan, and Mikhail -- are pictured near her mother-in-law's house. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
A woman sits outside the Dom Druzei hostel in Moscow. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
A woman sits outside the Dom Druzei hostel in Moscow. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
Lana Zhurkina, right, talks to a social worker named Anya while providing a medical help for a man living in a hoste'. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
Lana Zhurkina, right, talks to a social worker named Anya while providing a medical help for a man living in a hoste'. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
Dom Druzei (House of Friends), a nongovernmental organization, is sponsoring temporary shelter for hard-hit families in Moscow. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
Dom Druzei (House of Friends), a nongovernmental organization, is sponsoring temporary shelter for hard-hit families in Moscow. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)

‘We feel absolutely abandoned’: How the pandemic in Russia tanked the economy and plunged families into crisis

Charities and aid groups are seeing something new: families never before in financial trouble seeking help, food and even a place to live.

FedEx, stadium sponsor for the Washington Redskins, calls on team to change its name

The company said in a statement it “communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.” FedEx signed a 27-year naming-rights deal for the stadium in 1999.

Student leaders, faculty and alumni ask Washington and Lee to change its name

The college, named in honor of two of its early benefactors, George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, has deep and complex ties to the Confederacy.
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‘The Cursed Platoon,’ Part 1

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Trump’s niece asks court to lift restraining order related to tell-all book

In her first public comments, Mary Trump says in an affidavit that her family misled her into signing a confidentiality agreement two decades ago.

Supreme Court says Alabama does not have to loosen ballot restrictions because of virus

In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that Alabama does not have to abide for now with lower-court decisions that made it easier to cast a mail-in ballot.
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‘The Cursed Platoon’

Clint Lorance had led his Army platoon for only three days when he ordered his men to kill three Afghans. A murder conviction and pardon followed. Today, President Trump hails Lorance as a hero. His troops have suffered a very different fate.
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President Trump swings a bat made by Texas Timber Wood Bat Co. as he tours the Spirit of America Showcase of goods manufactured in the United States at the White House on Thursday. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

Trump’s ‘ I alone can fix it’ campaign collides with a changed national mood

Joe Biden is casting his campaign as the antithesis of Trump’s boastful approach, emphasizing empathy over self-congratulation.

Administration hires tech firm to build a virtual border wall

The Trump administration plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to use high-tech detection system, an idea Democrats have praised.
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The one thing that matters in Republican primaries

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A view of the skyline of Hong Kong at sunset on June 29. (Vincent Yu/AP)
A view of the skyline of Hong Kong at sunset on June 29. (Vincent Yu/AP)
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China strangles its world city

Not long ago, Hong Kong was seen as the city that would prefigure a more liberal, prosperous future for China.

Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey without defendants in attendance

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018 by Saudi government agents sent from Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has refused to extradite the suspects.

N.Y. prosecutors file appeal in Manafort case

The attempt to revive the case is widely seen as an attempt to guarantee that Paul Manafort would still serve prison time should President Trump move to pardon him.
A damaging tornado looms over northern Seward County, Kan., on Wednesday. (David Hardy)
A damaging tornado looms over northern Seward County, Kan., on Wednesday. (David Hardy)

There was a zero percent chance of rain or severe storms. Then a tornado touched down.

Weather isn’t an exact science, and surprises happen. Meteorologists say the storm in southwestern Kansas was completely “unforecasted.”
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The grim, unmentioned downside of the employment records Trump is hyping

The records the president touted Thursday were made possible by the preceding economic collapse.

Lawmakers criticize SBA leadership’s management of disaster-loans program

Lawmakers said the agency fell far short of expectations even given the unique challenges associated with this economic crisis. “The administration of this program has been absolutely terrible,” said Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.).

Walmart transforming 160 store parking lots into drive-ins

The retailer is partnering with Tribeca Entertainment for the summer initiative. It’s unclear if the movies will be new releases, but admission is free, the company said.
Germany's Bundesliga soccer will cap a successful six-week schedule Saturday with the German Cup final in Berlin. (Martin Meissner/Pool/AP)
Germany's Bundesliga soccer will cap a successful six-week schedule Saturday with the German Cup final in Berlin. (Martin Meissner/Pool/AP)

MLB’s return mirrors the Bundesliga’s, except the pandemic response was swifter in Germany

Germany’s proactive response to the coronavirus enabled its top-tier soccer league to resume in mid-May. Baseball is about to make a similar attempt in an environment where there are many more cases.
Crowds gather along a parade route in Washington on July 4, 2018. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Crowds gather along a parade route in Washington on July 4, 2018. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)

Officials urge caution over holiday weekend as cases flatline in D.C. region

“Please don’t come down to the Mall to the fireworks show,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

Tests from Maryland assisted-living facility were sent to disputed lab

The Greenbelt lab was shut down for not having the right certification to do the work, and the state said any results it provided were unreliable.

Hogan hires former campaign manager to help solve a budget crisis

Maryland’s governor implemented a hiring freeze but said his new move is essential for navigating the economic crisis wrought by the pandemic.
Hugh Downs on the set of “20/20” with Barbara Walters in 1999. (ABC)
Hugh Downs on the set of “20/20” with Barbara Walters in 1999. (ABC)
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A mainstay of American TV-watching rituals for generations, Hugh Downs for years held the world record for most time on air — more than 10,000 hours — before Regis Philbin surpassed him in 2004. Viewers knew him from “The Tonight Show,” “Today,” and “20/20,” which he co-hosted with Barbara Walters.
Jenny Slate recently stepped down from voicing Missy Foreman-Greenwald, the Big Mouth character pictured on the far right. (Netflix)
Jenny Slate recently stepped down from voicing Missy Foreman-Greenwald, the "Big Mouth" character pictured on the far right. (Netflix)

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Stars like Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate stepped down from their roles, but the voice acting industry's issues are higher up the ladder.
Chef Jonny Rhodes in his restaurant Indigo, now operating at Broham Fine Soul Food and Groceries, in Houston. (Amy Scott for The Post)
Chef Jonny Rhodes in his restaurant Indigo, now operating at Broham Fine Soul Food and Groceries, in Houston. (Amy Scott for The Post)

Chef Jonny Rhodes built a revered Houston restaurant. His next mission: Fighting ‘food apartheid.’

To Houston chef Jonny Rhodes, the pathway to real freedom for black people is through the security and sustainability that comes with land ownership.
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The walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. (Alex Pulaski for The Post)

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