7-day average case total in U.S. sets record for 27th straight day

Local officials in states with surging cases issued dire warnings Sunday about the spread of infections, blaming outbreaks on early reopenings and saying the virus was rapidly outpacing containment efforts.

Scientists urge WHO to address airborne spread of coronavirus

In a paper to be published this week, more than 200 experts warn that covid-19 can spread through aerosols that can be more infectious in smaller amounts than previously thought.

Elegant but unproven, RNA experiments leap to the front in vaccine race

Scientists in Britain, Germany, China and the United States are pushing to develop, and possibly manufacture, millions of doses of vaccine in a completely new way.
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Four generations of the Garg family live together in a home in Delhi. (Mukul Garg)

The 17-member family that lived together, ate together and got coronavirus together

When Mukul Garg learned that one member of his family had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he immediately knew it was only the beginning.
Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial in June to protest the death of George Floyd. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial in June to protest the death of George Floyd. (Matt McClain/The Post)
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An apparent social media hoax led armed militia members to flock to Gettysburg

On Independence Day, self-proclaimed militias, bikers and far-right groups flooded in — heavily armed and unaware, it seemed, that the mysterious Internet poster threatening to burn American flags was not who the person claimed to be.
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‘The Cursed Platoon,’ Part 2

1st Lt. Clint Lorance had been in charge of his Army platoon for three days when he ordered them to kill three Afghans on a dirt road. After a second-degree murder conviction, Lorance was pardoned by President Trump, hailed as a hero. His troops suffered a different fate.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) at a Juneteenth march in Chicago. (Getty Images)

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wears a protective face mask in this photo released by his office. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent virus

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(Clockwise from top left) Stevan Molinar, left, with two squad leaders in 2016; Frank Scafidi prepares for a mission in Vietnam; Lt. Col. Harry Lesher pins a First Lieutenant bar on Tom Knutsen in 1971; Victoria Chamberlin at the NCO academy in South Korea in 2014. (Courtesy of Stevan Molinar, Frank Scafidi, Tom Knutsen, Victoria Chamberlin)
(Clockwise from top left) Stevan Molinar, left, with two squad leaders in 2016; Frank Scafidi prepares for a mission in Vietnam; Lt. Col. Harry Lesher pins a First Lieutenant bar on Tom Knutsen in 1971; Victoria Chamberlin at the NCO academy in South Korea in 2014. (Courtesy of Stevan Molinar, Frank Scafidi, Tom Knutsen, Victoria Chamberlin)

We asked veterans to respond to The Post’s reporting on Clint Lorance and his platoon. Here’s what they said.

Many said they were moved to tears reading about the experiences of 1st Platoon. Others questioned how the soldiers could blindly follow orders to shoot at civilians.
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Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday in San Leandro, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

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Gig workers are clamoring for jobs that often pay less while facing stiff competition from a crush of newly unemployed workers.
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Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, left, and minority owner Robert Rothman, center, talk with team president Bruce Allen prior to a Dec. 29, 2019 game against Dallas in Arlington, Tex. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

Redskins’ minority owners look to sell stakes in team amid ongoing turmoil

Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar and Frederick W. Smith are “not happy being a partner” of Daniel Snyder, one person familiar with the deliberations said.

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Justin Rohrwasser, a rookie out of Marshall University, said he got the tattoo as a show of support for the military but didn’t fully understand what the symbol represented.
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Columbus statue in Baltimore toppled, thrown in Inner Harbor

Video on social media shows the statue being pulled down. The incident occurred as President Trump spoke critically of recent incidents of vandalism in speeches Friday night at Mount Rushmore and Saturday night at the White House.

Man whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws dies at 59

Santae Tribble’s exoneration in 2012 of a 1978 D.C. slaying helped launch a Justice Department review that found FBI hair examiners systematically overstated testimony in almost all trials in which they gave evidence over two decades.
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From left, director Spike Lee with cast members from his film “Da 5 Bloods,” Isiah Whitlock Jr., Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters and Norm Lewis. (David Lee/Netflix/AP)

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The cast of “The Baby-Sitters Club” poses with original series author Ann M. Martin, center, on the set of the new Netflix show. (Kailey Schwerman/Netflix)

‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ was always progressive. Now, Netflix’s version is empowering a new generation.

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Mild tofu takes on the tart flavors of lime, olives, capers and white wine.
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A rendering of the Toronto’s “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibit, which includes floor circles that help walk-through visitors maintain distance. (Immersive van Gogh Toronto)

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