Deaths in Beirut blasts pass 100

The explosions occurred at a warehouse in Beirut's port area that apparently housed massive quantities of explosive materials.
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Another left-wing primary win surprises the incumbent but not activists

Cori Bush beat Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), a victory that was boosted by relatively new liberal PACs and robust fundraising.
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State Dept. watchdog resigns in shake-up at IG’s office

Stephen Akard, who was named to replace the fired Steve Linick this spring, has resigned effective Friday.

Facebook’s fact checkers have ruled claims in Trump ads are false — but no one is telling Facebook’s users

Facebook doesn’t review politicians’ ads for accuracy but Facebook’s fact-checking partners do and share their findings on their own websites. A Washington Post review of those assessments show unanimity that Trump is mischaracterizing Biden's position on defunding the police.
A mushroom cloud rises over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands after the first U.S. test of a full-scale thermonuclear device on Nov. 1, 1952. (Los Alamos National Laboratory/AP)
A mushroom cloud rises over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands after the first U.S. test of a full-scale thermonuclear device on Nov. 1, 1952. (Los Alamos National Laboratory/AP)

In the 75 years since Hiroshima, nuclear testing has killed untold thousands

In the decades since 1945, the United States, the Soviet Union and at least six other countries have set off a total of more than 2,000 nuclear tests.
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Rep. Marshall wins Senate GOP primary in Kansas

Rep. Roger Marshall's victory eases GOP fears that a win by the conservative firebrand Kris Kobach could have cost them a seat in November.
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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend Fourth of July festivities at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

White House venue in the mix for Trump’s convention speech

Although the Hatch Act prevents federal officials from certain forms of political activity at work, it exempts the president and the vice president from restrictions.

Taiwan, U.S. to hold highest-level meeting since 1979

The meeting sets the stage for a politically charged trip that will likely showcase closer governmental and trade ties and deeply anger China.
Protesters rally Saturday in support of former governor Sergei Furgal in Khabarovsk, 3,800 miles east of Moscow. (Igor Volkov/AP)
Protesters rally Saturday in support of former governor Sergei Furgal in Khabarovsk, 3,800 miles east of Moscow. (Igor Volkov/AP)

Why the Kremlin cares about protests on the other side of Russia

The former governor in the Far East Khabarovsk region faces murder charges. Protesters see it as a Kremlin ploy.
Alice Paul, seated second from left, sews the 36th star on a banner in August 1920 to celebrate Tennesse's vote as the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. (AP)
Alice Paul, seated second from left, sews the 36th star on a banner in August 1920 to celebrate Tennesse's vote as the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. (AP)
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Things you didn’t know (or maybe forgot) about how women got the vote

To start with, the origin of “suffrage” is not suffering, although plenty of people suffered in the pursuit of suffrage.

Instagram launches TikTok rival amid antitrust scrutiny

Instagram Reels, a clear competitor to TikTok, is being released in the United States as TikTok faces mounting political pressure to sell to Microsoft.
The average workday lengthened by 48.5 minutes in the weeks following lockdowns, researchers found. (Bloomberg News)
The average workday lengthened by 48.5 minutes in the weeks following lockdowns, researchers found. (Bloomberg News)

Remote work really does mean longer days — and more meetings

Those who sense that this grand experiment in working from home comes with plenty of downsides — longer days, more meetings and more email to answer — are now backed up by data.
Players kneel during the national anthem before a game between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. (AP)
Players kneel during the national anthem before a game between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. (AP)
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MLB learns to improvise as schedules become rough drafts

It is difficult not to conclude the virus is winning, and every game played this season is simply staving off the inevitable decision to pull the plug.

U-Conn. becomes first program in college football’s top division to shut down season

The team had been on campus since early last month without any positive coronavirus tests, the school announced.
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A pedestrian walks on 14th St. in D.C. on Tuesday. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)

80,000 without power in Md. and Va. as region recovers from Tropical Storm Isaias

Three confirmed tornadoes associated with Isaias struck Southern Maryland, according to an initial report from the National Weather Service.

Several communication failures compounded Metro Red Line derailment, safety commission head says

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Six states form testing coalition in absence of federal strategy

A bipartisan group of governors agreed to a first-of-its-kind purchasing compact, hoping to pressure rapid-testing companies to quickly scale up supply.
The cast of “Veep” in Hollywood in May 2017. (Kevin Winter/Getty)
The cast of “Veep” in Hollywood in May 2017. (Kevin Winter/Getty)

Many thought Trump’s Axios interview felt like ‘Veep.’ The showrunner says, ‘We’re being outdone regularly.’

"Honestly, it’s a perfectly written comedy," David Mandel tells The Post of President Trump's interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios.
Geoff Edgers and Hannah Gadsby talk during Edgers’ twice-weekly Instagram Live show “Stuck with Geoff.” (The Post)
Geoff Edgers and Hannah Gadsby talk during Edgers’ twice-weekly Instagram Live show “Stuck with Geoff.” (The Post)

Hannah Gadsby really, honestly, does not hate comedy

The Post’s national arts reporter is hosting “Stuck With Geoff,” with whoever will take his calls.
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Ask Tom: Which restaurants are offering the safest outdoor dining right now?

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
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The new rules for packing a bag during the pandemic

Checked bag vs. carry-on? Health experts weigh in on the best practices for air travel right now.

Union wants vulnerable TSA officers kept home as coronavirus cases surge

The number of TSA employees testing positive is climbing rapidly, topping 1,500, according to figures released Tuesday.
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