Trump’s attacks on mail voting prompt alarm over GOP turnout

State and local Republicans across the country fear they are falling dramatically behind in a practice that is expected to be key to voter turnout this year.

Getting a vaccine in record time is hard. Distributing it to tens of millions may be equally daunting.

The administration has shared limited and often confusing information about its strategy, making it difficult for overwhelmed state and local officials to plan.
Denise Rowe, left, and her grandmother, Juanita Davis, at a family reunion in Memphis in 2016. (Courtesy of Denise Rowe)
Denise Rowe, left, and her grandmother, Juanita Davis, at a family reunion in Memphis in 2016. (Courtesy of Denise Rowe)

Her family reunion feels unsafe. But her 98-year-old grandma wants her there.

Denise Rowe upset her grandmother by voting against holding their family reunion, which draws up to 200 people from 30 states every other summer. They are one of many families at odds over big gatherings.

Frail inmates could be sent home to prevent the spread of covid-19, but some are dying in prison

To fight the spread of covid-19, some federal inmates have been released. But the Bureau of Prisons has largely disregarded compassionate release.
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President Trump trails former vice president Joe Biden in almost all key states. Yet to some of Biden’s supporters, Trump’s dominant visibility is a warning sign.

Marine Corps mourns 9 service members in deadliest incident at sea in years

Eight Marines and a sailor died after their armored vehicle took on water off the coast of California.
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A line of women rally for women's suffrage in New York in 1916. (AP)
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Women’s suffrage was a giant leap for democracy. We haven’t stuck the landing yet.

Women’s suffrage is sometimes portrayed as the triumphant end of a movement, the hard-won reward for decades of marches, protests, hunger strikes, feeding tubes. Really, it was a beginning.
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Congressional fight over funding for digital learning could leave behind as many as 15 million kids

Educators hope the next coronavirus relief package will provide funding specifically earmarked for helping students and teachers get online.
Former vice president Joe Biden speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris after a debate in 2019. (Reuters)
Former vice president Joe Biden speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris after a debate in 2019. (Reuters)

Biden’s delay in choosing running mate worries his allies

Longtime allies are concerned the process is pitting women, especially Black women, against one another.

Israel says it thwarted an attack in the Golan Heights along the border with Syria

The altercation took place when Israeli troops spotted a four people placing explosive devices adjacent to a security fence.

Islamic State attack on Afghan prison stretches into its second day

The prison raid is the most sophisticated Islamic State attack in Afghanistan since the group formed there in 2015.
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Employees of Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry disinfect the Djuma Mosque in Makhachkala, Dagestan’s capital, on May 21. (Musa Salgereyev/TASS/Getty Images)

In Dagestan, a covid recount adds to questions on Russia’s overall numbers

Russia boasts of a low mortality rate. But in Dagestan, pneumonia and other causes were not part of pandemic totals.

Isaias to sweep from Carolinas to New England with heavy rains, storm surge and high winds

A hurricane warning has been issued for the Carolinas, where landfall is expected this evening. It could dump 8 inches or more of rain in some locations.
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Gerri Schappals on her wedding day in 1945. (Gerri Schappals)

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Gerri Schappals, 102, is an anomaly, and not just because of her age. Schappals was not particularly health-conscious throughout her life, yet she seems to have a bulletproof immune system. Schappals credits that to the 1918 flu pandemic. “I really think that having the 1918 flu strengthened everything about me,” she said.
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Your retirement is close. Here’s how to ride the stock market roller coaster.

Despite the ups and downs in the stock market, you still should invest for retirement. Here's some advice to help you feel less fearful.
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Parent company of Men’s Wearhouse files for bankruptcy

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From outdoor proceedings to plexiglass, courts rethink jury trials

The most fundamental aspect of the nation’s criminal justice system is being re-engineered.

Nonprofits struggle as needs outpace donations, imperiling their survival

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Isaias rainfall forecast for the Washington region from the National Weather Service.
Isaias rainfall forecast for the Washington region from the National Weather Service.

Tropical storm warning for D.C. and Baltimore as Isaias to unleash very heavy rain, strong winds

As Isaias reaches the Carolinas this evening, tropical moisture will surge northward through the Washington region, setting the stage for a very heavy rain event with areas of significant flooding through Tuesday night.

Daughter of RFK seeks family heirloom from ‘Hickory Hill,’ but current owner won’t give it up

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Meet the newest ‘Real Housewives’ cast member

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‘The Swamp’ looks at political reform through the eyes of an unlikely hero: Rep. Matt Gaetz

HBO’s new documentary follows three quasi-contrarian House Republicans who bring the idealism but not the change.
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Eggplant can be a love-or-hate proposition. Here’s how to treat it right.

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