White House, Democrats at odds over jobless aid

President Trump on Wednesday backed enhanced benefits but said he had concerns they would discourage people from returning to work.
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Jennie Summers with her three children in Maryville, Tenn. (Wade Payne for The Post)

A Tennessee school district reopens amid pressure and pandemic fears

The success or failure of Tennessee’s Blount County school district’s reopening — as well as early attempts by other school districts — will be watched closely by many of the country’s 13,500 other school districts.

Death toll in Beirut blasts rises to 135

The explosions occurred at a warehouse in Beirut's port area that apparently housed massive quantities of explosive materials.
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Ex-Justice Dept. official says Flynn secretly ‘neutered’ Obama’s moves on Russia

Republican senators called former deputy attorney general Sally Yates to testify about the Russia investigation.

Senate GOP advances Ukraine probe aimed at Biden despite foreign interference concerns

Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) is preparing a report he said will be released in September, undeterred by Democratic warnings that he risks laundering Russian disinformation into the United States.
A mushroom cloud rises over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands after the first U.S. test of a full-scale thermonuclear device on Nov. 1, 1952. (Los Alamos National Laboratory/AP)
A mushroom cloud rises over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands after the first U.S. test of a full-scale thermonuclear device on Nov. 1, 1952. (Los Alamos National Laboratory/AP)

In the 75 years since Hiroshima, nuclear testing has killed untold thousands

In the decades since 1945, the United States, the Soviet Union and at least six other countries have set off a total of more than 2,000 nuclear tests.
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Montgomery County reviewing Hogan’s order to limit authority on school closures

In Virginia, officials announced a smartphone app to provide notifications of possible coronavirus exposure.

Seven tornadoes confirmed in Va. and Md., two dead as region recovers from Tropical Storm Isaias

More than 45,000 customers in Virginia and Maryland were without power Wednesday amid cleanup from intense rainfall and strong winds.

Grassley, Warner keep up pressure for information in Park Police shooting of Bijan Ghaisar

The senators have received briefings on the case but said the park service refused to answer many key questions.
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State Department watchdog resigns in shake-up at IG’s office

Stephen Akard, who was named to replace the fired Steve Linick this spring, has resigned effective Friday.

Trump campaign wants a debate with Biden added in early September

The first scheduled debate between President Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is set for Sept. 29, after some states begin early voting.
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The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Hiroshima mayor to warn against ‘self-centered’ nationalism

Ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing have been drastically scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Why the Kremlin cares about protests on the other side of Russia

The former governor in the Far East Khabarovsk region faces murder charges. Protesters see it as a Kremlin ploy.

Supreme Court sees approval rating rise after consequential term

Roughly equal majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents approve of the high court.
Alice Paul, seated second from left, sews the 36th star on a banner in August 1920 to celebrate Tennesse's vote as the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. (AP)
Alice Paul, seated second from left, sews the 36th star on a banner in August 1920 to celebrate Tennesse's vote as the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. (AP)
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Things you didn’t know (or maybe forgot) about how women got the vote

To start with, the origin of “suffrage” is not suffering, although plenty of people suffered in the pursuit of suffrage.
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Struggling U.S. manufacturers pivot to one product where sales are actually booming: Masks

Face masks are not just helping keep coronavirus at bay. They're also providing a financial lifeline to a lot of small businesses that are scrambling to make them.
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College football players fear stigma of sitting out could outlast pandemic

As the planned season inches closer, players and their parents worried about the prospect of playing during the coronavirus outbreak are seeing their objections go unheeded by a multibillion dollar enterprise that seems determined to carry on.
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Axios reporter Jonathan Swan talked with President Trump. (Courtesy of HBO)

Axios’s Jonathan Swan is the latest interviewer to leave Trump grasping on TV

The national political reporter’s interview earned him praise from across the political aisle, and from beyond the usual media commentators.
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The revealing and disturbing story of America, told through 20 years of reality dating shows

What has watching shows like “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?,” “The Bachelor” and “Flavor of Love” done to our culture?
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Kaiserschmarrn is the most beautiful, delicious mess of a pancake you’ll ever make, and eat

You'll flip for this European specialty topped with lots of confectioners' sugar and roasted plums.
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The new rules for packing a bag during the pandemic

Checked bag vs. carry-on? Health experts weigh in on the best practices for air travel right now.

Union wants vulnerable TSA officers kept home as coronavirus cases surge

The number of TSA employees testing positive is climbing rapidly, topping 1,500, according to figures released Tuesday.
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