Before Trump pledges to end ‘lawlessness,’ National Guard confronts protesters outside White House

Chemical gas and sting balls were fired at demonstrators in Lafayette Park before the president spoke in the Rose Garden.

Trump warns he will dispatch troops if local officials do not crack down

The president had earlier berated governors in a conference call over protests and urged the use of force against unruly demonstrations
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At least 26,000 U.S. nursing home deaths have been attributed to covid-19

The numbers are the first official national accounting of fatalities in 15,000 nursing homes certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Tatiana, who immigrated from Colombia, lives with her boyfriend in Asbury Park, N.J. (Bryan Anselm for The Post)
Tatiana, who immigrated from Colombia, lives with her boyfriend in Asbury Park, N.J. (Bryan Anselm for The Post)

Tatiana’s luck

She came to the U.S. legally and was trying to do everything right. Then came the coronavirus.

Guide to the pandemic

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Police officers across the U.S. kneel, pray alongside protesters
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Facebook employees blast Zuckerberg’s response to Trump posts

Facebook’s stance on the president’s post stands in stark contrast to Twitter, which for the first time limited the public’s ability to view or share his tweet.

Taliban continues to back al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, despite deal with U.S., report says

The report from the U.N. Security Council said the relations between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani network, and al-Qaeda “remain close.”
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A voter drops off their mail-in primary election ballot in Willow Grove, Pa., on Wednesday. (Matt Rourke/AP)

As Trump attacks voting by mail, GOP builds 2020 strategy around limiting its expansion

The Republican National Committee and allied groups plan to spend tens of millions of dollars fighting efforts to loosen mail-balloting rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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A protester kneels and holds up his hands in front of a row of police during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd at a park near the White House on Sunday. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump’s inability to speak convincingly to anyone but his base is a unique liability in the moment

The president’s demonstrated disinclination to do so is a problem of its own.

Judge Sullivan says he is not required to ‘rubber stamp’ DOJ’s bid to dismiss Flynn case

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lawyers want the D.C. federal court to immediately dismiss the case after the Justice Department abandoned its prosecution.

England reopens schools, but many students stay home

There was a strong current of resistance on Monday as many British schools reopened after closing their doors 10 weeks ago.

Civilian casualties surge in Libya during Tripoli battle, study finds

Forces linked to military leader Khalifa Hifter are responsible for majority of noncombatant deaths, according to an analysis by New America and Airwars.
Workers at a factory in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, adjust their protective face masks while waiting to enter the plant on Monday. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)
Workers at a factory in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, adjust their protective face masks while waiting to enter the plant on Monday. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

Mexico begins to lift coronavirus lockdown, but officials say the country is still ‘in danger’

The 70-day quarantine is being replaced by a patchwork of sometimes contradictory measures.

Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico oversight board from constitutional challenge

The court’s ruling avoids a disruption of other home-rule laws, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere.

Isolated residents of old-age homes reconnect by spinning Elvis on the radio

On Radio Recliner, a new online station, the DJs are elderly folks who are stuck in their rooms.
Hurricane Dorian spinning over the northern Bahamas on Sept. 1. (Colorado State University)
Hurricane Dorian spinning over the northern Bahamas on Sept. 1. (Colorado State University)

As a busy hurricane season looms, NOAA’s credibility has taken a hit, new emails show

Hundreds of newly released internal emails show anger and an erosion of trust in NOAA due to Hurricane Dorian and “Sharpie Gate.”
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster provided a smoother initial liftoff than the astronauts recalled of their shuttle launches. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster provided a smoother initial liftoff than the astronauts recalled of their shuttle launches. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts provides a chance to compare the new and old

Now that SpaceX has shown it can safely deliver people to orbit, the question becomes how its system, the first developed entirely by a private company to send NASA astronauts to space, compared to the rockets and spacecraft NASA had engineered before.

Coronavirus fallout will haunt U.S. economy for years, costing it $8 trillion through 2030, CBO says

The stark illustration of the pandemic’s potential economic impact comes one week after White House officials confirmed they would not release their own updated projections this summer.

Retailers, restaurants shut their doors amid protests just as many were reopening from pandemic

Destruction is adding a new economic wrinkle for businesses already struggling.
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A darkened Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP)
Analysis

MLB’s proposal for severely shortened season is a step toward deal with union

The 50-to-60-game concept floated Monday, while extreme on its face, creates a framework for productive negotiations.

Gregg Popovich calls Trump a ‘deranged idiot,’ criticizes his lack of leadership

The San Antonio Spurs coach has been sharply critical of the president in the past, but he offered arguably his most unsparing language as protests have roiled the country.

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As unrest grows, officials try to separate protesters from vandals. Experts say it’s not that simple.

Aggressive police tactics can push otherwise peaceful protesters to respond in kind, while others come prepared for destruction.
Police at a shop in Georgetown on Monday. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
Police at a shop in Georgetown on Monday. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)

Where riots raged decades ago, shopkeepers again clean up shattered glass

It has been decades since Washington has been the stage for the kind of chaos that unfolded over the weekend: car fires, police in riot gear, sprawling crowds of protesters and mobs of looters.
Journalist Ryan Grim, left, and Tara Reade, a former staffer of Joe Biden. (Getty; AP)
Journalist Ryan Grim, left, and Tara Reade, a former staffer of Joe Biden. (Getty; AP)

Ryan Grim helped push the Tara Reade story into the mainstream. What does he think of it now?

The Washington editor of the Intercept has been both hero and scourge for various factions of liberals.
Director Spike Lee. (Andre Chung for The Post)
Director Spike Lee. (Andre Chung for The Post)

Spike Lee revisits ‘Do the Right Thing’ in short film released after George Floyd’s death

The Oscar-winning filmmaker shared a short film Sunday night called “3 Brothers,” referring to Eric Garner and George Floyd, black men who died in the hands of police, and Radio Raheem, a character killed in Lee’s feature film.
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The Hotel at Avalon (HEI Hotels/Washington Post illustration)

Hotels turned their lobbies into a social hub. Then came the coronavirus.

The hotel lobby has become a buzzy gathering place for guests and locals alike in recent years. In the age of social distancing, that model has to adapt.
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