Harris wants to give Americans $2,000 a month during pandemic

On taxes, health care and climate policy, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president, has staked out more-liberal positions.
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Harris is the pick, but women of color remain underrepresented in government

The selection is historic, but it draws attention to the persistent underrepresentation of women in the highest positions of American government, especially women of color who must overcome both racism and sexism to succeed.

After losing a coach to coronavirus, Texas football team braces for a season of unknowns

In Texas, it appears for now that the season will go on. At Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, a beloved coach's death has left some conflicted on how to play safely.

Kamala Harris isn’t the first Black woman to run for VP. Meet Charlotta Bass.

In 1952, the newspaper publisher and activist joined a long-shot bid by the Progressive Party, paving the way for politicians like Harris.
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The chance meeting that helped Kamala Harris solidify her bond with Joe Biden

Biden’s selection of Harris to be his running mate puts her at the forefront of the Democratic Party’s future, and the selection sparks delight in India and Jamaica.
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July tax filings boost federal revenue as deficit nears $3 trillion

The U.S. federal deficit fell dramatically from June to July, mainly because of taxes that had been delayed earlier this year because of the pandemic.
A boy cools off in the Tigris River in Baghdad last week. (Gabriel Chaim for The Post)
A boy cools off in the Tigris River in Baghdad last week. (Gabriel Chaim for The Post)

Baghdad’s record heat offers glimpse of world’s climate change future

Experts say temperature records like the one seen in Baghdad will continue to fall as climate change advances. One recent study found that by the year 2050, the climate of Phoenix could closely resemble that of the Iraqi capital.
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Rep. lhan Omar speaks during an informational picket about nurses’ safety and benefits outside a Minneapolis hospital in 2019. (Jenn Ackerman for The Post)

Omar vanquishes primary challenger in latest victory for liberals

The victory by the Minnesota Democrat put to bed weeks of speculation that her career on Capitol Hill could be cut short by an opponent who argued that Ilhan Omar was more interested in fame than representing her district.
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Republicans risk legitimizing QAnon now

The baseless conspiracy theory alleges that there is a secret group of elites working to get President Trump out of office and that Trump will help reveal those pedophilia and Satan-worshiping elites before they can destroy the country.

Harris and Biden once were at odds on criminal justice issues. Finding common ground helped lead him to pick her as his running mate.

Criminal justice reform is considered an urgent task amid the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

German students return to crowded classrooms with cautious optimism

Fears of new spikes in infections have loomed over Europe’s debate over how and when to reopen schools.

Protesters paralyze Bolivia over election delays, threaten escalation

Opponents say interim president Jeanine Áñez has used the pandemic to cling to power. Meanwhile, ousted former president Evo Morales is urging restraint.

Beirut urgently needs aid. But residents fear the state’s involvement will make matters worse.

Many Lebanese are demanding that money and aid in the form of food, medical care and housing be channeled only through trusted local organizations
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A derecho devastated crops in Iowa. Satellite imagery shows the extent of the damage.

More than 10 million acres, or 43 percent, of the state’s corn and soybean crop suffered damage from the storms on Monday that brought winds exceeding 100 mph at times.

Quoting ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ judge strikes down Trump administration rollback of historic law protecting birds

“It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird, it is also a crime,” Judge Valerie Caproni wrote in a forceful decision.

Aviation firms double-dipped into federal pandemic payroll aid

At least 202 companies took advantage of an industry specific program, as well as one meant to prop up small businesses, to secure about $1 billion in assistance.
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Dealmaker and titan of media dies at 97

The mogul’s Viacom empire included Paramount Pictures film studios, CBS and MTV.
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REI’s new outdoorsy eight-acre campus to be sold as the company embraces remote work

The outdoor-gear retailer is abandoning its headquarters even before employees move in. It had planned to occupy the space starting this summer.

No handshakes. A bad economy. These car salesmen shifted tactics — and succeeded.

“I didn’t know this was even possible,” one salesman said. “But I’m never going back to the old way.”
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Out of nowhere, the Nationals have a winning streak

The Nats just reminded us what baseball does best: It restores our sense of balance.

Experts split on Capitals-Islanders series, with many predicting a Game 7

Washington's last postseason meeting with the Islanders went seven games.
“There’s gonna be chaos, there’s gonna be change, and it’s gonna come every single day,” Anthony Lynn told his Chargers players. “I can’t promise you you’re not gonna get infected.” (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
“There’s gonna be chaos, there’s gonna be change, and it’s gonna come every single day,” Anthony Lynn told his Chargers players. “I can’t promise you you’re not gonna get infected.” (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn reveals he had coronavirus as ‘Hard Knocks’ debuts

The startling piece of news kicked off a first episode of the long-running HBO series that, amid the pandemic, was unlike any viewers had previously seen.
A coronavirus testing location in Leonardtown, Md. (AFP/Getty Images)
A coronavirus testing location in Leonardtown, Md. (AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland’s average daily caseload drops to lowest level in weeks

The decline comes as health experts say the greater Washington region could be putting a lid on recent infection spikes.

Maryland abandons cash tolls

The state stopped accepting cash payments at toll facilities during the covid-19 emergency. The temporary all-electronic tolling will be made permanent.

An Air Force helicopter took ground fire over Virginia, injuring a crew member

The helicopter was flying at about 1,000 feet near Shenandoah National Park on Monday when the incident occurred.

A mailer was supposed to make voting easier for D.C. residents. Instead, it confused them.

The D.C. elections board said the form has a “design flaw” and is encouraging voters to disregard an instruction to tear it in half.
Christina and Henry might just be the most worrisome match on Season 11 of “Married at First Sight.” (Lady Portrait & Wedding Photography/Lifetime)
Christina and Henry might just be the most worrisome match on Season 11 of “Married at First Sight.” (Lady Portrait & Wedding Photography/Lifetime)
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As pandemic sheltering drags on, ‘Married at First Sight’ makes more and more sense

Lifetime’s reality hit (and other arranged-relationship shows) take on a new relevance when dating looks too risky.
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With her dreamlike self-portraits, photographer seeks to create an escape from reality

Using only the items available to her while confined at home, Djeneba Aduayom’s self-portraiture is captivating and inventive as it reflects on her experiences of 2020.
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This no-bake coconut cream pie plays it cool with a chocolate cookie crust

The pie just needs time to set up in the refrigerator, making it the ultimate make-ahead warm-weather dessert. And leftovers — yeah, right — can be loosely covered and refrigerated for up to three days.
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A lifeguard wears a mask in Miami Beach. (Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg)

A pandemic challenge for lifeguards: Protect beachgoers, and themselves

From training to tourism, the pandemic has changed things significantly for the beaches' first responders.
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