Trump’s attacks on voting by mail could backfire, GOP strategists fear

The president’s unfounded accusations that voting by mail causes widespread fraud could end up undercutting Republican candidates, alarmed party strategists say.

It’s America vs. world as virus spreads and hospitalizations rise

President Trump moved to leave the World Health Organization as the virus rampaged across the South and West, driving up hospitalizations.

Florida invited the nation to its reopening — then it became a new coronavirus epicenter

Nearly 1 out of every 100 residents is infected with the virus, hospital intensive care units are full or filling up and big-name visitors who chose Florida for their first post-isolation events are now mired in questions about safety.
Israelis walk in central Jerusalem on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Israelis walk in central Jerusalem on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)

Why Israel is seeing a coronavirus spike after initially crushing the outbreak

The government has traced the bulk of new infections to a single category of activity: public gatherings, particularly weddings. But Israelis across the political spectrum are demanding to know how their government could have fumbled so badly after getting it so right.
A statue of Thomas Jefferson at the Virginia state capitol in Richmond. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
A statue of Thomas Jefferson at the Virginia state capitol in Richmond. (Salwan Georges/The Post)

As statues of Founding Fathers topple, debate rages over where protesters should draw the line

Some say attacking the likenesses of people who played key roles in establishing the nation is going too far.
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By signing Kaepernick, Disney is boldly choosing a side in the culture wars. Or is it?

The signing of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says a lot more about the distance his message has traveled than about how far Disney has come.

Park Police did not record their radio transmissions during Lafayette Square operation

A critical record of how authorities launched the June 1 sweep against protesters has been lost.
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Chief justice was hospitalized last month after injuring his head in a fall

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has experienced at least two seizures since the early 1990s, but his doctors determined that was not what caused his fall in June, a court spokeswoman said.

Trump’s worldview forged by neglect and trauma, his niece says in book

President Trump’s view of the world was shaped by his desire during childhood to avoid his father’s disapproval, according to the niece, Mary L. Trump, whose book is by turns a family history and a psychological analysis of her uncle.
The Trump family at the 2016 National Republican Convention. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
The Trump family at the 2016 National Republican Convention. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)

Republicans split over whether to attend Jacksonville convention

Politicians, donors and party officials, especially seniors at higher risk of complications from covid-19, face a difficult choice between a personal risk to their health and a potential backlash from the president and his supporters.
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President Trump during a roundtable discussion on the Safe Reopening of Americas Schools. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump pushes away many suburban voters who helped him win

A poll shows the president receiving about a third of the suburban vote — a significant decline from the nearly 50 percent of support he received when he ran against Hillary Clinton.

Amy Kennedy wins N.J. Democratic primary, will face party defector turned Trump loyalist

The competitive South Jersey primary is part of New Jersey’s increased role as a bulwark in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic majority.

U.S. commander expects Iraq will ask American troops to stay

Marine Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., who heads U.S. Central Command, said the United States must remain patient as Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi challenges groups with formidable military and political clout.
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Trump hosts Mexico’s president, an unlikely ally

The two would-be populists have developed a conspicuous friendship in an age of crisis.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro confirms his positive coronavirus diagnosis Tuesday. (Brazilian Government TV)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro confirms his positive coronavirus diagnosis Tuesday. (Brazilian Government TV)

Brazil’s president, who had been skeptical of coronavirus, tests positive for it

The U.S. ambassador to Brazil said he would also be tested after hosting President Jair Bolsonaro for a Fourth of July barbecue.
Schools across the country shuttered in spring. (AP)
Schools across the country shuttered in spring. (AP)

Trump pushes schools to open in the fall, downplaying risks as virus spreads

It’s unclear whether the schools push will be a political winner for President Trump. Some parents are eager to return to normal but many others, fearful of the coronavirus, have told districts they want to keep their children home this fall.

U.S. might separate families after federal judge orders ICE to free migrant children

A judge has set a Thursday deadline for ICE to determine whether it will continue holding more than 100 parents at family detention centers.
United Airlines passenger jets taxi at Newark Liberty International Airport last year. (Reuters)
United Airlines passenger jets taxi at Newark Liberty International Airport last year. (Reuters)

Delta, United among airlines that will accept government loans under Cares Act

At least 10 U.S. carriers have signaled they will accept loans in addition to billions of dollars in government grants as they struggle to stay afloat amid the worst economic downturn in the industry's history.

Texas sees sharp decline in tax revenue as coronavirus surge unleashes uncertainty

The jump in coronavirus cases threatens to arrest the country’s early economic recovery, leaving hard-hit states including Texas facing the prospect of another round of massive losses that could imperil their budgets.

Organizers of ad boycott remain skeptical of Facebook after meeting with executives

More than 750 companies have suspended advertising after concerns the social network was profiting from the spread and amplification of hatred and outrage.

Native American groups say they haven’t heard from Redskins

There is concern that Native Americans won’t have a seat at the table during discussions about changing the nickname.

Nationals resume workouts as testing concerns ripple through baseball

Washington held a full-team workout a day after shutting down Nationals Park because the team had yet to receive results from recent coronavirus tests.
Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)

As WNBA makes a push for social justice, one team owner wants the focus on games

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a Republican senator from Georgia who is in a tight campaign to keep her seat, wrote WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert saying politics has no role in sports. Players responded by asking that she be removed from ownership.

Coronavirus cases increase in region after lowest number in months

It’s the second-highest caseload in the region since June 13.

Nonprofit project offers cash lifeline to District’s poorest

Hundreds of families in Ward 8 will receive $1,100 a month for five months.
Workers prepare to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in Richmond on Tuesday. (Video: Jim Robb; photo: John McDonnell/The Post)

Gen. Robert E. Lee is the only Confederate icon still standing on a Richmond avenue forever changed

Workers on Tuesday removed a monument to Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the last of four statues taken down on city-owned land.
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A woman looks at her phone. Could she actually be watching a Quibi show? (iStock)
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How Quibi went from promising start to industry laughingstock

Quibi wants us to watch its dramas. We'd rather read about company drama instead.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

A classic French dessert gets a savory spin with bell pepper and zucchini

This creamy clafoutis is filled with sauteed bell peppers and zucchini, with white sharp cheddar for balance.
The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Ala. (Courtesy of Unclaimed Baggage)
The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Ala. (Courtesy of Unclaimed Baggage)

This store sells off travelers’ lost luggage. Here are the best and weirdest finds.

Impress your friends with a lizard leather pool cue you purchased at a discount from someone's unclaimed baggage.
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