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Top HHS watchdog being replaced by Trump says inspectors general must work free from political intrusion

The office is pursuing 14 additional reviews of the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Students in a cafeteria in Daejeon, South Korea. (Yonhap/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
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Workers disinfect a cafeteria in Gwangju. (Yonhap/AP)
A high school classroom in Jeju. (Yonhap/Reuters)
A high school classroom in Jeju. (Yonhap/Reuters)

Plastic barriers, face masks and lots of disinfectant: What newly reopened schools in South Korea look like

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Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time

The move was made in response to two recent tweets in which President Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots are fraudulent.

Widower of Joe Scarborough staffer seeks removal of Trump tweets that promote baseless conspiracy theory

Timothy J. Klausutis said the president has violated the social media platform’s policies and taken “the memory of my dead wife.”
People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial in Minneapolis. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune/AP)
People gather and pray around a makeshift memorial in Minneapolis. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune/AP)

4 Minneapolis officers fired after video shows one kneeling on neck of black man who later died

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Supreme Court for now will not stop Ohio order to identify prisoners for release because of virus

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Amy Cooper called the police on Christian Cooper after he asked her to leash her dog, Henry, a 2-year-old cocker spaniel. (Christian Cooper)

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The woman lost her dog, her anonymity, and her job at an investment firm less than 24 hours later after a video of their exchange went online.

Dow rises 530 points as Wall Street bets that the worst is over

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Coronavirus is forcing Uber to return its start-up roots

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Union ‘extremely disappointed’ with MLB offer

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The Capitals’ Tom Wilson scuffles with the Flyers’ Robert Hagg on March 4. Their teams will be in a round-robin to determine playoff seeding. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

NHL ends regular season, will open with 24-team playoff at an undetermined date

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D.C. Lottery to launch sports betting platform by end of this month

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Ken Kruger, director of engineering for the DoubleTree hotel in Crystal City, adjusts curtains for his lighting scheme. (John McDonnell/The Post)

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By strategically opening and closing shades of vacant rooms, the DoubleTree in Crystal City trumpets uplifting messages to commuters along Interstate 395.
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Baby Jenson gets attention from Airbnb host Sylvia Newman as Jenson's parents — Laura and Ben — and his twin brother, Kyson, enjoy time in Ogden, Utah. (Natalie Behring for The Post)

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Anna Kendrick stars in “Love Life,” the most substantial initial offering from new streaming service HBO Max. (HBO Max)
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A flight attendant waits outside Washington's Reagan National Airport on April 29. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
A flight attendant waits outside Washington's Reagan National Airport on April 29. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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