U.S. considers barring entry of some citizens, residents over virus fears

The Trump administration is said to be looking at an emergency declaration that would block potentially infected Americans at the border with Mexico.

Crush of mail balloting expected in today’s slate of primaries and runoffs

Elections this year have been snarled by pandemic-related problems. “This time we’re prepared,” one election official said.

Russia unveils possible vaccine, claiming victory before final testing is complete

The aggressive approach has been criticized by outside scientists who worry the country has not determined whether the remedy is safe or effective.
Nebraska fans fill Memorial Stadium during the 2019 season. (Nati Harnik/AP)
Nebraska fans fill Memorial Stadium during the 2019 season. (Nati Harnik/AP)
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College football is caught in the coronavirus culture war. The only smart choice is caution.

College presidents in the Power Five conferences should hit the pause button on the season, a Post columnist writes.
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The Past, Rediscovered

Boston refused to close schools during the 1918 flu. Then children began to die.

“The children are actually better off in school than at home," a Boston school official argued a century ago.
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Unrest in Chicago and Portland shows America’s summer of protest is far from over

Portland police officers make an arrest while dispersing protesters. (AP)
Portland police officers make an arrest while dispersing protesters. (AP)
Tensions have escalated again in these two cities, and Trump — who has built his reelection campaign on images of cities on fire and fears of criminals — is aiming to capitalize.

Joe Biden pressed again to name a Black woman as his running mate

The suspense over one of the most consequential decisions for a major-party presidential nominee pointed to the high stakes for both parties.

Body camera footage shows struggle leading to George Floyd’s fatal police encounter

Video of Floyd’s interaction with Minneapolis police shows that medical personnel waited nearly three minutes to perform chest compressions in an attempt to revive him.
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Secret Service officer shoots man near the White House

The agency said the man approached the officer and claimed he had a weapon and then ran aggressively toward the officer while withdrawing an object from his clothing. President Trump was pulled from a briefing after the incident.

Justice Department bid to drop criminal case against Michael Flynn returns to court

The full D.C. Circuit will decide whether a judge must immediately close the politically charged case against President Trump’s former national security adviser.

Liberty University names acting president after Jerry Falwell Jr. placed on leave of absence

Falwell was asked to take a leave from Liberty University following a provocative photo posted on social media. Jerry Prevo, the longtime chairman of the board, will serve as acting president.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. (AP)
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. (AP)

Trump’s new chief of staff was outsize presence during relief negotiations

In private, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began to refer to Mark Meadows as “the Enforcer,” the implication being he was there to ensure Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin didn’t make a deal with the Democrats.
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Analysis

Trump’s latest falsehood: Democrats are trying to end signature verification for ballots

The president routinely cries “voter fraud” where none exists. Now he’s railing against legislation that doesn’t exist.

New Zealand records new virus cases after 102-day streak without local transmission

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a new round of lockdown restrictions were necessary because the source of the new infections remained unclear.

Forget bird flu — ostrich fever is gripping the Philippines

With the Manila area under coronavirus lockdown, two of the giant birds took their chance to make a dash for freedom.
Jack is an asylum seeker from Hong Kong living in Australia. He is among a growing number of Hong Kong protesters who have fled abroad after participating in the months-long uprising against Beijing’s tightening control. (Jesse Williams for The Post)
Jack is an asylum seeker from Hong Kong living in Australia. He is among a growing number of Hong Kong protesters who have fled abroad after participating in the months-long uprising against Beijing’s tightening control. (Jesse Williams for The Post)

They fought for freedom in Hong Kong. Now, they must find it in exile.

As its political structures unravel, a city that once offered safe harbor to the downtrodden is now exporting a new generation of asylum seekers.
A man surveys the damage to his car after a severe storm moved through Chicago on Monday. (AP)
A man surveys the damage to his car after a severe storm moved through Chicago on Monday. (AP)

Destructive derecho blasts Chicago with winds over 70 mph

By Monday evening, nearly 1.5 million people from eastern Nebraska to northern Illinois were without power in the wake of the violent windstorms as they raced eastward into Michigan.

New York City plans to welcome 700,000 students back to school buildings in September

Mayor Bill de Blasio said schools are on track to reopen for in-person education next month even as the city continues to battle the coronavirus.

New tropical disturbance swirls in the Atlantic, heralding possible outbreak of storms

The National Hurricane Center said the disturbance has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm. If it does, it would be named Josephine.

McDonald’s sues fired CEO to recoup severance

The fast-food giant claims Steve Easterbrook, whose severance package is said to be worth $42 million, destroyed a paper trail of his “inappropriate personal behavior.”
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The back-to-school laptop guide

Here are the questions to ask — and mistakes to avoid — for a year when school happens on a laptop.

‘Home market bubbles’ could be key to an uninterrupted NFL season

The New Orleans Saints are giving players, coaches and staff members the option of staying in a hotel rather than going home each night.
The Capitals, the Bruins and other Eastern Conference contenders will play in Toronto's bubble. (Cole Burston/Canadian Press/AP)
The Capitals, the Bruins and other Eastern Conference contenders will play in Toronto's bubble. (Cole Burston/Canadian Press/AP)
Perspective

The NHL playoffs in a bubble will be weird, wacky and unprecedented. Strap in.

What once seemed unlikely now seems probable: an entire playoff hockey tournament played inside two bubbles.
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(Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)

U-Md. to start fall classes online, asks students to stay inside

The university had planned for students to return for in-person classes in the fall, but announced Monday that undergraduate classes would be held virtually until mid-September.

D.C. kids from low-income homes disproportionately test positive for coronavirus, study says

The study also found that children who were members of a racial minority group were more likely to become infected.

Second victim found in rubble after explosion rocks Baltimore neighborhood

One woman died and seven other people were hospitalized after the explosion reduced three row houses to rubble.

Shootings in D.C. surge as officials confront mass shooting at block party

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said 46 people were shot in the past seven days, including those at the party and four others who were wounded Sunday night into Monday morning.
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D.C. General is being demolished. New, small shelters are opening. Is that better?

For families experiencing homelessness, the lack of affordable housing means the city’s approach is a bandage, not a cure.
Rin Ryan, not pictured, uses a branch to hold hands with Elaina Perry on their first date in late May. (Rin Ryan)
Rin Ryan, not pictured, uses a branch to "hold hands" with Elaina Perry on their first date in late May. (Rin Ryan)

Let this young couple show you how to start a ridiculously mature pandemic relationship

Elaina Perry and Rin Ryan built a relationship while hundreds of miles apart. 
Country singer Caylee Hammack was supposed to open for Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts before the pandemic hit. (Piper Ferguson)
Country singer Caylee Hammack was supposed to open for Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts before the pandemic hit. (Piper Ferguson)

This was supposed to be singer Caylee Hammack’s breakout year on the road. What happens now?

Hammack has a debut album, but she is among the unlucky singers who were primed to have a huge year as support acts for superstar artists.
Clockwise from top left: five-spice powder, everything spice, garam masala, Italian seasoning, Cajun/Creole seasoning and ras el hanout. (Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Carolyn Robb for The Post)
Clockwise from top left: five-spice powder, everything spice, garam masala, Italian seasoning, Cajun/Creole seasoning and ras el hanout. (Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Carolyn Robb for The Post)

6 spice blends to make at home, including garam masala, ras el hanout and Cajun seasoning

Homemade spice blends will maximize flavor in your recipes and save money.
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(The Washington Post illustration/iStock)

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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