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Trump threatens military action to quell protests — and the law would let him do it

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Experts dispute reports that virus is becoming less lethal

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Tatiana, who immigrated from Colombia, lives with her boyfriend in Asbury Park, N.J. (Bryan Anselm for The Post)

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She came to the U.S. legally and was trying to do everything right. Then came the coronavirus.

7 in 10 Americans would be likely to get a coronavirus vaccine, poll finds

But the Washington Post-ABC News poll found that Republicans are less enthusiastic about a future vaccine than Democrats.

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Democrats assail Trump’s threat to deploy military domestically as ‘un-American,’ ‘fascist’

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Workers at a factory in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, adjust their protective face masks while waiting to enter the plant on Monday. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

Mexico begins to lift coronavirus lockdown, but officials say the country is still ‘in danger’

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Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico oversight board from constitutional challenge

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Hurricane Dorian spinning over the northern Bahamas on Sept. 1. (Colorado State University)

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Hundreds of newly released internal emails show anger and an erosion of trust in NOAA due to Hurricane Dorian and “Sharpie Gate.”

Facebook employees blast Zuckerberg’s response to Trump posts

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster provided a smoother initial liftoff than the astronauts recalled of their shuttle launches. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

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A darkened Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP)
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Police at a shop in Georgetown on Monday. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)

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Journalist Ryan Grim, left, and Tara Reade, a former staffer of Joe Biden. (Getty; AP)

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Director Spike Lee. (Andre Chung for The Post)

Spike Lee revisits ‘Do the Right Thing’ in short film released after George Floyd’s death

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The Hotel at Avalon (HEI Hotels/Washington Post illustration)

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