Surge in global coronavirus caseload driven by poorer nations — and the U.S.

Motorists pass near a mural paying homage to essential workers in New Delhi on Tuesday. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Motorists pass near a mural paying homage to essential workers in New Delhi on Tuesday. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
While some areas have recovered, case counts are hitting new highs in many regions.

Administration retreats on face-to-face attendance rules for foreign students

The government agreed in court to rescind an edict from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requiring international students to take classes in person during the worsening pandemic

White House moves to cut out CDC from role in gathering virus data

The Trump administration is asking governors to consider sending the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection — a decision that is sparking controversy about whether the data is reliable.

Faulty data collection raises questions about Trump’s claims on jobs saved by PPP program

The Small Business Administration's claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs is belied by false and sometimes inflated figures, a Post investigation has found.

Patients are still delaying essential care out of fear of coronavirus

The explosion of cases in the South and West has made many leery of returning to medical facilities for tests or treatments.
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In a pair of interviews, Trump highlights white victimhood

President Trump waved away concern about the rate at which black people die at the hands of police with a comment that amounted to white lives matter, too.
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Top feminist organizations are plagued by racism, 20 former staffers say

Employees say toxic white feminism runs deep at NOW, Feminist Majority and AAUW.
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Many campus health centers already provided substandard care. Enter the coronavirus.

At college health centers, students have long battled misdiagnoses and inaccessible care. This fall, they’ll face a pandemic, too. Medical supply shortages continue in the United States. And the power of a food boycott.
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Jeff Sessions goes to vote Tuesday in Mobile, Ala. (EPA)
Jeff Sessions goes to vote Tuesday in Mobile, Ala. (EPA)

Sessions loses runoff in Alabama as Trump helps end career of key supporter he came to despise

With the endorsement of President Trump, Tommy Tuberville won Tuesday’s GOP runoff and will face Sen. Doug Jones (D) in a race Republicans consider their best pickup opportunity.

Trump uses Rose Garden event for campaign-like attack on Biden

It was a display of partisanship in a setting that presidents have traditionally considered off-limits for direct and extended political attacks.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection

Ginsburg, 87, is expected to remain hospitalized for a few days and will be treated with antibiotics, the Supreme Court said.
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GOP senators in close races mislead on preexisting conditions

President Trump’s doublespeak on preexisting conditions is spreading into some battleground Senate races this year.

Trump signs bill to punish China over Hong Kong, rails against Biden

President Trump used a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden to slam his presumptive campaign opponent.
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How Democrats could win back the Senate, step by step

Their path isn’t easy, but it is possible — especially in a national environment that favors them over Republicans right now.
Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb blast near a building belonging to Afghanistan’s intelligence agency in Aybak on Monday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb blast near a building belonging to Afghanistan’s intelligence agency in Aybak on Monday. (AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly Taliban attack adds to despair over faltering Afghan peace process

A Taliban car bombing and gun attack in northern Afghanistan left 11 Afghan intelligence workers dead and at least 60 civilians wounded.

Britain has the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, but there is still reluctance to wear masks

On Tuesday, the government said face coverings would be mandatory in all shops — and shirkers could be fined $125.
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Poland’s narrow election has big consequences for its democratic future

To keep its grip on power, the Law and Justice party may have to keep grinding the ax of division.
Beachgoers fill Grand Haven State Park and City Beach on Lake Michigan on July 7. (Cory Morse/Grand Rapids Press/AP)
Beachgoers fill Grand Haven State Park and City Beach on Lake Michigan on July 7. (Cory Morse/Grand Rapids Press/AP)

Great Lakes water temperatures are blowing away records

Some of the lakes are between 75 and 80 degrees and could warm more in the coming weeks.

Trump seeks to change environmental law to speed up construction projects

Black, brown and poor communities have relied on the law for generations to stop projects that could impact their neighborhoods.

Former nursing assistant at VA hospital pleads guilty in 7 deaths

Reta Mays, no certification or license to care for patients, admitted that she injected elderly veterans with lethal doses of insulin while she was assigned to tend to them on the local overnight shift at the West Virginia facility.
Tim Cook, Ivanka Trump and Ginni Rometty. (Bloomberg)
Tim Cook, Ivanka Trump and Ginni Rometty. (Bloomberg)

White House tells 18 million unemployed workers to ‘Find Something New’ in ad campaign

The initiative — complete with an ad campaign and virtual roundtable featuring Apple CEO Tim Cook — was swiftly derided as “tone-deaf" on social media.

Chief of White House’s vaccine effort can keep investing in pharma firms, under IG ruling

Advocacy groups and Democratic senators have complained that Moncef Slaoui's extensive financial interests in drug companies pose a conflict of interest.
Pete Rodriguez looks over Washington merchandise on display in a sporting goods store Monday. (Reuters)
Pete Rodriguez looks over Washington merchandise on display in a sporting goods store Monday. (Reuters)

Most re-brands take months. Washington’s NFL team only has a couple of weeks.

While many people familiar with the process have said they hope the new name is in place before Washington’s regular season opener on Sept. 13, there is a sense the team and NFL are shooting for something much faster than that.

After urging schools to reopen, Va. GOP congressman tests positive

Rep. H. Morgan Griffith appeared shoulder to shoulder with fellow Freedom Caucus members last week.

Arlington Public Schools switch to remote learning for fall

The district’s superintendent announced the change in an email Tuesday, citing a rise in coronavirus cases nationwide.
Conservative African American leaders called on legislators and city government officials to preserve the Emancipation Memorial. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
Conservative African American leaders called on legislators and city government officials to preserve the Emancipation Memorial. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Black conservatives rebuke call to remove D.C.’s Emancipation Memorial

Debate has intensified over the future of the memorial, which depicts Abraham Lincoln standing over a kneeling African American man.

D.C. mom goes on hunger strike as she seeks answers in the death of her son

Officials say Marquis Brown jumped to his death at Duquesne University nearly two years ago. His mother, Dannielle, wants an independent investigation.
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Tonya Stoutt-Brown, also known as Tennessee Tonya, left, and Blaire Erskine, each from their respective TikTok videos poking fun at Karens. (Tonya Stoutt-Brown; Blaire Erskine)

Can you tell a real ‘Karen’ from a spoof?

Satirical videos poking fun at Karens, the stereotypical name associated with rude, obnoxious middle aged white women, have become almost as popular as the viral videos of Karens themselves. And it’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the spoofs and the real deal.
“The Amen Corner” had its run interrupted when the pandemic forced multiple theater closures. (Scott Suchman/Shakespeare Theatre Company)
“The Amen Corner” had its run interrupted when the pandemic forced multiple theater closures. (Scott Suchman/Shakespeare Theatre Company)

Shakespeare Theatre Company sheds a third of its full-timers

Pandemic losses forced more cuts, but the theater company vowed to come back strong.
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One cook's scraps are another's treasured ingredients.
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After a trendy cafe sold moldy jam, its owner cited a mycologist. But he doesn’t approve.

Sqirl's owner, who built a retail empire on artisanal jam in Los Angeles, is under the microscope after complaints by former employees.
Guests take the plunge on Splash Mountain on Saturday at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. (Joe Burbank/AP)
Guests take the plunge on Splash Mountain on Saturday at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. (Joe Burbank/AP)

An inside look at Disney park reopenings around the world

The Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Disney World Resort in Florida opened its doors to visitors on Saturday.

The future of travel, according to Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights

Keyes speaks to The Post about the fate of airline fares, what’s going to happen to change fees and how he became a white knight for thousands of people during the pandemic.
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