Analysis

Ongoing shortsightedness about the pandemic may seal Trump’s political fate

Coronavirus tests lead to cases, which leads to criticism, President Trump seems to believe, so he’s mad at the tests.

Touting criticized study, White House presses FDA to authorize hydroxychloroquine — again

Scientists describe the new study as flawed. And the revival of a politically fraught issue comes as agency Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn tries to shake off critics who say he sometimes seems overly deferential to President Trump.
(Dana Faulkner)
(Dana Faulkner)

‘If I die, I die’: As pandemic surges, older people alarm adult kids by living as they usually would

The dynamic can leave middle-aged people, many of whom may already be worried about their adult children going to protests or beach gatherings, feeling that they must also parent their parents.

Big tech starts to get tougher on Trump and allies over hate speech, misinformation

The moves have taken place across the industry in recent weeks. But civil rights activists and other critics say tech companies are still too timid.
Richmond’s Arthur Ashe statue on June 25. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Richmond’s Arthur Ashe statue on June 25. (John McDonnell/The Post)

Arthur Ashe, who stood for so much, might be last statue standing in Virginia’s capital

As Confederate statue after Confederate statue headed for the storage sheds, it seemed that the six figures on Richmond’s Monument Avenue somehow might distill to one: Ashe, the adored tennis star, author and civil-rights humanitarian.
(Zach Purser Brown/The Washington Post)
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What Mary Trump's book tells us about 'dysfunctional' Trump family
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Hong Kong protesters are holding up blank signs. They’re still being arrested.

How the democratic dreams of Hong Kong have been muted. Why workers are facing layoffs — again. And Disney World reopens in Florida.
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Mexico’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel blazes a bloody trail in rise to power

Traditional drug trafficking organizations rarely targeted top officials. The upstart cartel has killed judges, congressmen, police and civilians.

N.Y. judge gives Trump deadline in lawsuit over tax returns following Supreme Court ruling

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is probing the Trump Organization over hush money payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Ulhas Kamathe, a gym owner from Mumbai, is known as the Chicken Leg Piece Guy. Millions watched him eat chicken legs on TikTok. (Yogendra Chavhan)
Ulhas Kamathe, a gym owner from Mumbai, is known as the Chicken Leg Piece Guy. Millions watched him eat chicken legs on TikTok. (Yogendra Chavhan)

Millions watched an Indian man eat chicken legs on TikTok until the app was banned

India was TikTok’s biggest international market with over 200 million users.

TikTok users fear app shutdown as security concerns grow

Fears over TikTok’s Chinese ownership are setting up a battle between the Trump administration and the site’s users. Amazon emailed employees ordering them to delete the app from phones that have access to Amazon email accounts, citing “security risks.” The company said the email was sent in error.
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Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) walks past the controversial Emancipation statue in Lincoln Park. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) walks past the controversial Emancipation statue in Lincoln Park. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

For Eleanor Holmes Norton, new urgency for long-fought battles

D.C.’s nonvoting representative in Congress is pushing to remove the Emancipation statue from Lincoln Park.

A white restaurateur told a black customer not to wear an ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt. A boycott followed.

Protesters at the Fish Market of Maryland in Clinton say their efforts are linked to bigger issues in majority-black Prince George’s County.
President Trump speaks at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., last month. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
President Trump speaks at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., last month. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

Trump delays N.H. rally because of weather, White House says

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that the event would be postponed because of a forecast for a “big storm.” Forecasts do not call for a storm to hit coastal New Hampshire.

Joe Biden follows his party to the left

The former vice president has welcomed a shift away from the careful politics Democrats deployed for decades to mollify suburban voters.
Analysis

The point isn’t that the cognitive test is easy. The point is that Trump keeps bragging about it.

President Trump and his allies have invested a lot of energy in questioning former vice president Joe Biden’s mental acuity, given the likelihood that Trump and Biden will face off in November.
(João Pina)
(João Pina)
A Turkish court's ruling Friday about Istanbul's Hagia Sophia overruled a 1934 decree. (Reuters)

Turkish court clears path for Hagia Sophia museum to become a mosque again

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree after the court decision ordering the site to be reopened for worship.

After ICE cracks down on online learners, international students scramble for backup plans

Students studying in the United States on visas are grappling with choices as they wonder whether the pandemic will again force classes fully online this fall.

U.K. lifts travel restrictions for dozens of countries, but U.S. arrivals still require 14-day self isolation

The lightened rules free up residents of Britain to travel, as they will not face a requirement to isolate upon return.
A picture of Jesus lies on the ground inside a church damaged by Islamic State militants in the predominantly Christian town of Tilkaif, Iraq, in 2017. (AP)
A picture of Jesus lies on the ground inside a church damaged by Islamic State militants in the predominantly Christian town of Tilkaif, Iraq, in 2017. (AP)

Trump administration admitting fewer persecuted Christian refugees

Numbers cited by World Relief and Open Doors USA show that fewer Christians from the 50 countries where Christians face the most persecution were admitted to the United States in President Trump’s first three years in office combined than in 2016 alone.

Trump says he’s ‘looking at’ pardoning Roger Stone ahead of prison term

With the latest comments, the president continued to build suspense over whether he will intervene on behalf of his longtime confidant.
Judy Shelton, U.S. executive director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, seen in Washington last year. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Judy Shelton, U.S. executive director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, seen in Washington last year. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Senate banking panel to move forward with vote on Judy Shelton’s nomination to Fed board

Shelton’s nomination appeared in jeopardy before the recession put new pressure on the Fed and its ability to steer clear of politics.

Facebook, in a possible reversal, considers banning political ads near the U.S. election

The company continues to grapple with a large advertising boycott, employee unrest and other issues related to its policies on hate speech and misinformation, according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking.
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Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Bloomberg)
Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Bloomberg)

Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN apologize after reporter’s profane email to Sen. Josh Hawley

The NBA scribe responded to a letter the Republican senator from Missouri had sent to Commissioner Adam Silver taking issue with the league's stance on social justice issues.
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Kelly Loeffler chose pandering over principle, and WNBA players won’t forget

Georgia senator wanted to be part of the league until that meant standing with players on issues of inclusion and equality.

MLB flew Dominican players to U.S. for restart but did not test them for coronavirus first

Six Nationals players are in isolation after taking an MLB-chartered flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami.
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The MLS bubble is a massive undertaking. How it fares will tell us a lot about sports’ return.

The return-to-play tournament outside Orlando has lost two teams for coronavirus concerns. Protocols remain in place, however, and among those keeping a close eye are the NBA and NHL.
“P-Valley” takes place in a fictional Mississippi town and follows the strippers at a club called Pynk. (Tina Rowden/Starz)
“P-Valley” takes place in a fictional Mississippi town and follows the strippers at a club called Pynk. (Tina Rowden/Starz)
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Let’s make it rain for Starz’s ‘P-Valley,’ an evocative series about a Southern strip club

Creator Katori Hall takes us to “P-Valley,” where pole dancers define their own dignity.

Kennedy Center to commission anti-racism works, expand programs for black artists and audiences

New initiatives will be led by the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera.
(Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)
(Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

A Goya boycott has people sharing alternatives for adobo, sazón and more pantry staples

People are sharing alternative brands and recipes from their abuelas after deciding to boycott the company when its CEO, Robert Unanue, heaped praise on President Trump.
Union Station in Washington is quiet on a weekday, with fewer passengers traveling by train. (Andrea Sachs/The Post)
Union Station in Washington is quiet on a weekday, with fewer passengers traveling by train. (Andrea Sachs/The Post)

We took a plane, train and (rental) automobile for the experience, not the journey

Travelers contemplating a domestic trip can’t help but wonder: What’s it like . . . to take a train? To fly in a plane? To rent a car? Are passengers abiding by the rules, and what happens if they don't? Here is our report from the rails, sky and road.

If you need to take the edge off your wanderlust, these epic travel disasters will definitely do that

Tales of dengue fever, curious sharks and parasitic worms make sheltering in place seem downright cozy.
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