After a holiday weekend that drew large crowds to fireworks displays and yielded scenes of Americans celebrating without masks, health officials warned of hospitals running out of space and infection spreading rampantly.
In more than half the country, local courts are reopening and beginning to process a backlog of eviction cases, sparking what economists and housing advocates say could be a historic surge in homelessness.
As institutions across the country take steps to remove Confederate imagery from the public square, Trump and his White House allies are struggling to mount a defense for increasingly antiquated views.
As coronavirus case numbers rise and the economic crisis continues, will Congress offer more relief? The awkward struggle for Republican lawmakers who support mandating masks, contradicting President Trump. And elevator etiquette during a pandemic.
Colorado and Washington state officials had asked the court to settle the matter in case the November election is so close that a small number of what are sometimes called “faithless electors” could determine the result.
House Democrats included language in a federal funding bill ordering the removal of statues of those who participated in the Confederate Army or government as well as people with unambiguous records of racial intolerance.