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At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell

That order was apparently ignored in the 24 hours leading up to the multimillionaire sex offender’s death on Aug. 10, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Analysis

Trump’s week: A snub of an ally, a rollback, a divisive comment — and confusion

The events portray a president who changes his mind whenever it suits him, whose statements shift with the moment, and who uses words carelessly and sometimes destructively.
Campaign 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race

The Democrat had argued that addressing climate change should be the top priority when he launched his campaign.
The grandparents of Margaret Wilson, 80, were the first family to move into Aberdeen Gardens in 1937. (Ryan M. Kelly for The Post)
The grandparents of Margaret Wilson, 80, were the first family to move into Aberdeen Gardens in 1937. (Ryan M. Kelly for The Post)
Cynthia Young-Lee, right, talks with Margaret Wilson during the annual fish fry at Aberdeen Gardens. (Ryan M. Kelly for The Post)
Cynthia Young-Lee, right, talks with Margaret Wilson during the annual fish fry at Aberdeen Gardens. (Ryan M. Kelly for The Post)
Painters in Aberdeen Gardens in 1936. It was the first federal project created for African Americans under the New Deal, and the only one with a black architect, supervisor and laborers. (Library of Congress)
Painters in Aberdeen Gardens in 1936. It was the first federal project created for African Americans under the New Deal, and the only one with a black architect, supervisor and laborers. (Library of Congress)

In one unusual Virginia neighborhood, roots stretch to the first Africans in America

Aberdeen Gardens, built through a New Deal grant for working-class black families, is working to preserve its past as the state commemorates the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in the English colony.

Larry Swearingen, who claimed science excluded him as killer, is executed by Texas

Prosecutors were adamant that all evidence pointed to Swearingen as the killer of a 19-year-old woman in 1998. Before his death, Swearingen told The Post: “Today the state of Texas murdered an innocent man.”
Recent increases in spending have pushed the nation into levels of debt unseen since the end of World War II, the Congressional Budget Office said.
The president ratcheted up his attacks on Jewish Democrats on Wednesday, dismissing an outcry from both sides of the aisle as well as Jewish organizations.
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Leaders and members of unions have complained to candidates that a single-payer plan would offer weaker coverage than they have negotiated under the current system.
Officials plan to eliminate a 20-day cap for holding migrant children and create a licensing regime that would make it easier for federal officials to expand family detention.
In a firmly worded decision, a judge ruled that “gratuitous” display of the Old Flag amounted to hate speech, racial discrimination and harassment.
If you’re leaving from Newark, George Bush Intercontinental in Houston or Miami’s international airport, bad news.
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From The Magazine

My life with face blindness

When your brain won’t let you recognize people, how do you navigate the world?
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Special Report

Hate-crime reports have soared in D.C. Prosecutions have plummeted.

Ashly Taylor was shot for being a lesbian. Then she watched as the hatred that fueled the attack was ignored in court.
(Andrew Colin Beck for The Post)
(Andrew Colin Beck for The Post)
Voraciously

The real reason you should stop eating lunch at your desk

The Internet is not your friend. So don’t spend time with it during the midday feast.
(Erin Patrick O'Connor/The Washington Post)
The Post's theater critic reviews Elizabeth Warren's campaign performance
The Post's theater critic reviews Elizabeth Warren's campaign performance
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Biofilm, time and nature have damaged the Jefferson Memorial. Now it’s getting a makeover.
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Fact-checking President Trump’s remarks on the economy
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How the new Trump immigration rule targets poor legal migrants
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