Herman Cain, who attended Trump’s Tulsa rally, hospitalized with covid-19

The former pizza chain executive and GOP presidential candidate tested positive Monday.

Pandemic will scar U.S. labor market for the next decade, agency says

The Congressional Budget Office is predicting that the unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2030 will be 4.4 percent, compared to 3.5 percent in February.
Thomas Macias, 51, with his great niece. Macias died of covid-19 after attending a party without a mask, according to his family. (Danielle Lopez)
Thomas Macias, 51, with his great niece. Macias died of covid-19 after attending a party without a mask, according to his family. (Danielle Lopez)

A man went to a party where no one wore masks. He shared his regret the day before he died of covid-19.

Relatives say Thomas Macias, who was diligent about minimizing trips outside the home, would not have gone out if their Southern California county had not been reopening and if people hadn’t thought the virus threat was easing.

FedEx, main stadium sponsor for the Washington Redskins, calls on team to change its name

The company said in a statement it “communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.” FedEx signed a 27-year naming-rights deal for the stadium in 1999.

Student leaders, faculty and alumni ask Washington and Lee to change its name

The college, named in honor of two of its early benefactors, George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, has deep and complex ties to the Confederacy.
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Despite coronavirus, HBCUs continue the tradition of helping black students weather any storm
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‘The Cursed Platoon,’ Part 1

Pardoned by President Trump, Clint Lorance became a Fox News hero. His troops have suffered a different fate.
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‘The Cursed Platoon’

Clint Lorance had been in charge of his Army platoon for only three days when he ordered his men to kill three Afghans stopped on a dirt road. A second-degree murder conviction and pardon followed. Today, Lorance is hailed as a hero by President Trump. His troops have suffered a very different fate.

Supreme Court will hear arguments over Mueller’s secret evidence

A lower court had granted a request from the House Judiciary Committee for access to redacted portions of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. But in May, the Supreme Court put a hold on that ruling until the high court could decide whether the issue warranted its intervention.

Longtime associate of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on federal charges stemming from New York prosecutors’ investigation of the disgraced financier’s sex trafficking.
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Administration hires tech firm to build a virtual border wall

The Trump administration plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to use high-tech detection system, an idea Democrats have praised.

Biden tops Trump in fundraising, as both announce big June hauls

The former vice president outraised the president for the second month in a row.
Lauren Boebert defeated incumbent Rep. Scott R. Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congessional District GOP primary on Tuesday. (AP)
Lauren Boebert defeated incumbent Rep. Scott R. Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congessional District GOP primary on Tuesday. (AP)
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The one thing that matters in Republican primaries

In this edition: Why Republicans didn’t fret about a QAnon win in Colorado, how Trump-friendly media hunts for Biden gaffes, and what changed after Tuesday’s primaries.

Germany disbands elite military unit after reports of right-wing extremism

About 135 pounds of explosives and 48,000 rounds of ammunition are missing.

U.S. acts to seize Iranian oil meant for Venezuela

The action escalates a sanctions battle with two regimes Washington opposes and a contest over Iranian oil shipments that allegedly finance its nuclear program.
Melvin Sanaurio digs a grave at the San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa cemetery in Mexico City last month. (AP)
Melvin Sanaurio digs a grave at the San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa cemetery in Mexico City last month. (AP)

Mexico City deaths spiked to three times normal during covid-19 outbreak, official says

A soon-to-be-published government study will show a much larger toll than previously reported, according to Mexico’s coronavirus czar.

Supreme Court leaves in place laws that restrict antiabortion protesters

The court without comment turned away challengers to laws in Chicago and Pennsylvania who said the ordinances violate their First Amendment rights to free speech.
A damaging tornado looms over northern Seward County, Kan., on Wednesday. (David Hardy)
A damaging tornado looms over northern Seward County, Kan., on Wednesday. (David Hardy)

There was a zero percent chance of rain or severe storms. Then a tornado touched down.

Weather isn’t an exact science, and surprises happen. Meteorologists say the storm in southwestern Kansas was completely “unforecasted.”
Damali Vidot, an Afro-Latina member of the Chelsea, Mass., city council, has long fought housing insecurity in her predominantly Latino city. (Adam Glanzman for The Post)
Damali Vidot, an Afro-Latina member of the Chelsea, Mass., city council, has long fought housing insecurity in her predominantly Latino city. (Adam Glanzman for The Post)
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Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, analysis shows

As black Americans are leading protests against police violence in the United States, a study shows they pay a disproportionate amount of the property taxes that help fund local police.

Vaccine rooted in government partnership fuels financial rewards for executives

Moderna’s top leaders sold company stock as the share value skyrocketed.

Walmart transforming 160 store parking lots into drive-ins

The retailer is partnering with Tribeca Entertainment for the summer initiative. It’s unclear if the movies will be new releases, but admission is free, the company said.
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. (John McDonnell/The Post)
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Daniel Snyder now has many reasons to change the team name. So why keep it?

It has been easy to ignore Washington’s NFL nickname. It's not so easy now.
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Officials urge caution over holiday weekend as virus cases flatline in D.C. region

“Please don’t come down to the Mall to the fireworks show,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

Unprecedented fireworks boom spreads across D.C. ahead of July 4

Neighbors with scared dogs and young children have demanded that the city do more to stop the amateur fireworks shows, flooding the District’s 911 call center with complaints.

Fourth of July in Washington includes fireworks, military flyovers and protests

Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on heading downtown Saturday.

Richmond removes second Confederate statue, of Matthew Fontaine Maury

Maury, a naval officer and oceanographer, left the Navy and joined the Confederacy at the start of the Civil War.
Hugh Downs on the set of “20/20” with Barbara Walters in 1999. (ABC)
Hugh Downs on the set of “20/20” with Barbara Walters in 1999. (ABC)
Hugh Downs
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Broadcaster who was one of the most durable and versatile personalities on TV dies at 99

A mainstay of American TV-watching rituals for generations, Hugh Downs for years held the world record for most time on air — more than 10,000 hours — before Regis Philbin surpassed him in 2004. Viewers knew him from “The Tonight Show,” “Today,” and “20/20,” which he co-hosted with Barbara Walters.
Jenny Slate recently stepped down from voicing Missy Foreman-Greenwald, the Big Mouth character pictured on the far right. (Netflix)
Jenny Slate recently stepped down from voicing Missy Foreman-Greenwald, the "Big Mouth" character pictured on the far right. (Netflix)

‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Big Mouth’ are recasting nonwhite roles. But it’s about more than finding the right voices.

Stars like Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate stepped down from their roles, but the voice acting industry's issues are higher up the ladder.
Chef Jonny Rhodes in his restaurant Indigo, now operating at Broham Fine Soul Food and Groceries, in Houston. (Amy Scott for The Post)
Chef Jonny Rhodes in his restaurant Indigo, now operating at Broham Fine Soul Food and Groceries, in Houston. (Amy Scott for The Post)

Chef Jonny Rhodes built a revered Houston restaurant. His next mission: Fighting ‘food apartheid.’

To Houston chef Jonny Rhodes, the pathway to real freedom for black people is through the security and sustainability that comes with land ownership.
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The walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. (Alex Pulaski for The Post)

Yellowstone during the pandemic: Reliably magnificent

As the national park reopens, the staff is wary but hopeful, and the geysers keep spouting.
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