Experts fear Ohio governor’s diagnosis may fuel virus doubts

Health experts expressed concern that Gov. Mike DeWine’s apparent false positive — and subsequent negative test result — may become a misleading data point for those who doubt the pandemic’s severity or, in some cases, its very existence.

Health experts worry virus could cause lasting heart complications for athletes

Many questions about the nascent research remain unanswered. But sports cardiologists and other experts are urging caution for athletes who return to play after recovering from covid-19.

California death toll passes 10,000

Only New York and New Jersey have reported more deaths since their outbreaks began.
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As pandemic relief talks flounder, Trump prepares executive actions

The president signaled he was ready to forge ahead without Congress to try to address lapsed economic relief measures for millions of Americans, but he stopped short of declaring negotiations dead.

Most VA workers see racism against colleagues, veterans, survey finds

Nearly 80 percent of Veterans Affairs employees surveyed by their workers union said endemic racism in the agency is a moderate or serious problem, with more than half reporting they have witnessed discrimination against the former military personnel whom the agency serves.
(Anna Rothschild, Brian Monroe/The Washington Post)
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The men were linked to a failed mission in May seeking to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Postal chief overhauls leadership as Democrats press for probe of mail delays

Postal workers say recent policy changes have slowed mail delivery and ensnared ballots in recent primary elections.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) at the Romney Building, where her office is located, in Lansing, Mich. (Brittany Greeson for The Post)

Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden to discuss vice presidential nomination

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Trump tries to muscle through changes in debates to gain advantage

The president’s team is also circulating false claims that Joe Biden is seeking to avoid the face-to-face meetings this fall.
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130 Black women filed to run for Congress this year. That’s a record.

According to the Center for American Women and Politics, 117 Black women filed to run for the U.S. House and 13 Black women filed to run for the U.S. Senate.
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Lawmaker Sami Gemayel (center left) and political candidate Nadim Gemayel (center right) carry the coffin of the Kataeb Party's Secretary General Nazar Najarian, who was killed in Tuesday's explosion. (Hassan Ammar/AP)

Beirut braces for protests as grief over blast turns to fury

Tuesday’s deadly explosion has unleashed deep anger in a country already reeling from economic collapse and chronic corruption.

They were family and fought Beirut’s fires together — including their last

Moments before the devastating blast, there was a suspicion that something was very wrong.

Abandoned Yemeni oil tanker renews fears of another disastrous explosion

For five years, the FSO Safer has been moored off Yemen with 1.1 million barrels of oil on board. The U.N. has long warned it’s a floating time bomb — or a worse Exxon Valdez.
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A passenger arrives at London's Gatwick Airport last month. The lifted travel advisory doesn’t change the fact that Americans are not allowed into many countries because of rising coronavirus cases in the United States. (AP)
A passenger arrives at London's Gatwick Airport last month. The lifted travel advisory doesn’t change the fact that Americans are not allowed into many countries because of rising coronavirus cases in the United States. (AP)

The State Dept. lifted its blanket international travel advisory. What does that mean for Americans?

Health experts weigh in on what to know about the latest travel advisory news.

Appeals court will reconsider whether Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 plea deal was legal

The question at stake is whether prosecutors broke the law when they concealed from victims a lenient non-prosecution agreement with Epstein, a registered sex offender.
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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.

WAMU general manager resigns after tumultuous summer at the public radio station

J.J. Yore, the general manager of WAMU, stepped down under pressure amid an explosive news story and staff complaints about the station’s newsroom culture.
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A masked runner exercises at the Lincoln Memorial. (Matt McClain/The Post)

Outdoor stairs or stadium bleachers offer an excellent all-around covid-era workout

If you’ve got some stairs nearby, you can create a regimen that rolls three workouts in one: cardio, strength and plyometric movements such as leaps, jumps and bounds.
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Q&A with Chelsea Handler: How the comedian decided to deal with anger and sadness

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The author with his wife, Amy Ettinger, at Sotcher Lake in July. (Julianna Summer White)

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