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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Ex-Justice Dept. official says Flynn secretly ‘neutered’ Obama’s moves on Russia

Republican senators called former deputy attorney general Sally Yates to testify about the Russia investigation.

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 its fact-checking partners do and share their findings on their own websites.
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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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.

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.

Fast-dwindling aid pits Florida governments against each other

The situation illustrates the urgent financial issues facing cities and states as Congress fails to act.
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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To start with, the origin of “suffrage” is not suffering, although plenty of people suffered in the pursuit of suffrage.
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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.

President’s son calls for blocking mine in sensitive fishing area

Tweets by Donald Trump Jr. and Vice President Pence’s former top staffer on Tuesday called for stopping a giant gold and copper mine in Alaska that was approved just last month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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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Colorado State investigating claims that football players were told to not reveal coronavirus symptoms

Ten individuals, both football players and staff members, have alleged that CSU was altering contact tracing reports.

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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Healthcare workers wait for patients to be tested at a walk-in covid-19 testing site earlier this summer in Arlington. (AFP/Getty Images)

Montgomery County reviewing Hogan’s order to limit authority on school closures

In Virginia, officials announced a smartphone app to provide notifications of possible coronavirus exposure.

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.

Grassley, Warner keep up pressure for information in Park Police shooting of Bijan Ghaisar

The senators have received briefings on the case but said the park service refused to answer many key questions.
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan talked with President Trump. (Courtesy of HBO)
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan talked with President Trump. (Courtesy of HBO)

Axios’s Jonathan Swan is the latest interviewer to leave Trump grasping on TV

The national political reporter’s interview earned him praise from across the political aisle, and from beyond the usual media commentators.
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The revealing and disturbing story of America, told through 20 years of reality dating shows

What has watching shows like “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?,” “The Bachelor” and “Flavor of Love” done to our culture?
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Ask Tom: Which restaurants are offering the safest outdoor dining right now?

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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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