Democrats assail Trump actions on payroll tax and jobless aid as unworkable

Trump administration officials defended the president’s moves and said they were necessary because Democrats wouldn’t compromise on a broad coronavirus relief package.

Trump’s routine after failing to cut deals with Congress: Signing legally dubious executive actions

He has frequently relied on showmanship and pageantry to try to turn negotiating failures into victories.

U.S. virus infections surpass 5 million

States across the South and West are still fighting to contain surges that began in the early summer, while others in the Midwest are seeing new spikes. The 5 million mark comes just 17 days after the U.S. total exceeded 4 million.
Jeffrey Henry, left, watches his son, Jackson, assemble a desktop crab robot in his learning area. (Ralph Lauer for The Post)
Jeffrey Henry, left, watches his son, Jackson, assemble a desktop crab robot in his learning area. (Ralph Lauer for The Post)

In 2020, back-to-school shopping means frantically searching for other families to ‘bubble up’ with

Parents are waking up to the idea that they will be more or less on their own for another six to nine months. For some, forming a team of nearby families in the same situation seems like the best solution.

Protesters set fire to police union headquarters in Portland

The latest violence came days after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at protesters who barricaded exits to a police precinct and started a fire that “was intended to cause serious injury or death."
Ju’Niyah Palmer holds an urn containing her sister's ashes. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
Ju’Niyah Palmer holds an urn containing her sister's ashes. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
A memorial to Breonna Taylor is seen in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 2. (Getty Images)
A memorial to Breonna Taylor is seen in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 2. (Getty Images)
Ju'Niyah Palmer is surrounded by photos and paintings of her sister at her mother's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
Ju'Niyah Palmer is surrounded by photos and paintings of her sister at her mother's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. (Joshua Lott for The Post)

The sisters had always been inseparable. Then, in a matter of minutes, Breonna Taylor was gone.

For Ju’Niyah Palmer, the police killing of Breonna Taylor in their shared apartment was not only a public outrage but a personal tragedy.
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At least 21 people shot, one fatally, at a party in Southeast Washington

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said at least three shooters opened fire from different locations at the gathering in the city’s Greenway neighborhood around 12:30 a.m. More than 115 people have been slain in D.C. this year.

A president ignored: Trump’s outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug

More than 3½ years into his term, President Trump often finds himself minimized, as many of his outrageous or groundless statements are briefly considered and then, just as quickly, dismissed.

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes North Carolina, is felt hundreds of miles away

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Lebanon’s top politicians resist calls to resign as world leaders consider how to help

Limited government resignations fell far short of demands of demonstrators who want to overhaul a system seen as corrupt.

Afghanistan to release last 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks

The move comes after months of delays and intense U.S. pressure on the Afghan government to begin direct talks as outlined in the U.S.-Taliban peace deal.
An aerial photograph taken Sunday shows containment operations for engine fuel leaking from the vessel MV Wakashio, which ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the southeast coast of Mauritius. (AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial photograph taken Sunday shows containment operations for engine fuel leaking from the vessel MV Wakashio, which ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the southeast coast of Mauritius. (AFP/Getty Images)

Rough seas hamper response to Mauritius ship leak; oil spill reaches 1,000 tons

The spreading disaster is threatening protected habitats and tourism in the Indian Ocean island nation. France and Japan have pledged help.
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As U.S. expels migrants under emergency measures, they return, again and again

Emergency pandemic measures that rapidly expel most migrants who are arrested at the border have had the unintended consequence of a soaring rate of repeat crossings.
A destructive supercell spins over Burkburnett, Tex., on May 22, 2020. (Matthew Cappucci)
A destructive supercell spins over Burkburnett, Tex., on May 22, 2020. (Matthew Cappucci)
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There’s always beauty in the atmosphere if you know where to look

Despite a slow year for storms, this year's storm chase was one to remember, with hail, fog and a textbook "mother ship" supercell.
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Reuben Foster rides a cart off the field after suffering an injury during practice in 2019. (AP)
Reuben Foster rides a cart off the field after suffering an injury during practice in 2019. (AP)

Washington activates Reuben Foster off physically unable to perform list

The team also activated tight end Logan Thomas off the reserve/COVID-19 list. He takes the roster spot left vacant by running back Derrius Guice.
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H. Alberto 2B 3 2 1 0 2
A. Santand... RF 3 1 0 0 2
R. Nunez 1B 3 0 0 0 0
R. Ruiz 3B 3 0 0 0 0
D. Smith J... LF 2 1 0 0 0
A. Hays CF 3 1 1 0 0
C. Sisco DH 2 1 1 0 0
P. Valaika SS 1 0 1 0 0
B. Holaday C 2 1 1 0 1
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A. Wojciec... 3 3 0 0 4
T. Lakins 0 0 0 0 0
S. Armstro... 0 2 2 1 0
P. Fry 0 0 0 0 0
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T. Turner SS 3 1 0 0 0
A. Eaton RF 3 1 1 0 0
S. Castro 2B 3 1 1 1 2
J. Soto LF 3 1 0 0 0
A. Cabrera 1B 1 1 0 0 0
E. Thames DH 1 0 0 0 0
C. Kieboom 3B 2 0 0 0 0
Y. Gomes C 1 0 0 0 0
M. Taylor CF 2 0 0 0 0
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S. Strasbu... 4 7 5 0 2
J. Guerra 0 0 0 0 2
S. Freeman 0 0 0 0 0
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Renovations take place at the park in Franklin Square. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Renovations take place at the park in Franklin Square. (Matt McClain/The Post)

For Franklin Square to be saved, much of it and 63 trees will be destroyed

Officials hope the addition of a pavilion, fountain, art exhibit space, children’s play area and public restrooms will transform Franklin Square into a welcoming space that will no longer be just a place to wait for a bus.

Released prisoner accused of raping, killing Virginia woman has died

Ibrahim Bouaichi was arrested in October for sexual assault, then released on bond in April amid covid-19 concerns. Bouaichi, who was charged with murdering the assault victim, shot himself as police closed in on him Wednesday.
“Material (SG) I” by Yinka Shonibare is at 1701 14th Street NW in Washington. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
“Material (SG) I” by Yinka Shonibare is at 1701 14th Street NW in Washington. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)

Six outdoor sculptures you might walk by without realizing they’re by famous artists

Should we replace all problematic statues with modern art? These public artworks almost make the case.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Carolyn Robb for The Post)

Grilled Indian yogurt sandwiches offer a cooling crunch and creaminess in each bite

With vegetables bound in thick yogurt, these Indian sandwiches are satisfying and take just 20 minutes to make.
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Stuck stateside needn’t mean you can’t chat with foreign locals — and improve your language skills

Now can be an opportunity to supercharge your foreign language skills with online tutors. Or at least enjoyably kill time.
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