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Jul 15, 2020

Justice Dept. pushing to carry out second federal execution in as many days
It has scheduled three lethal injections this week after a 17-year hiatus.

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Jul 15, 2020

Live updates: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says he has tested positive for the coronavirus
Coronavirus caseloads soar outside hot spots in South and West as states report record fatalities.

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Jul 15, 2020

New video reveals George Floyd's desperate pleas before his death
"Mr. Officer, please don't shoot me," Floyd pleaded moments before officers pinned him to the ground in a Minneapolis street.

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Jul 15, 2020

Live updates: Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, will require face masks at all U.S. stores
Coronavirus caseloads soar outside hot spots in South and West as states report record fatalities.

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Jul 15, 2020

A white teacher navigates wokeness in an effort to be a better ally
Like many other white Americans, Christine Tell is grappling with anger, guilt and shame. Through uncomfortable conversations and self-examination, she wonders what it means not just to support the Black Lives Matter movement but also be a true anti-racist.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 15, 2020

Administration retreats on face-to-face attendance rules for foreign students
The government agreed in court to rescind an edict from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requiring international students to take classes in person during the worsening pandemic

Washington Post Nation
Jul 15, 2020

Britons toppled an enslaver's statue. A guerrilla artist replaced it with a Black Lives Matter protester.
"Being up there, with my fist raised - it was an amazing moment, and this captures it. It gives me goose pimples," Jen Reid told the Guardian.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 15, 2020

Breonna Taylor protesters sat on the Kentucky attorney general's lawn. Police charged 87 with felonies.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky denounced the felony charges filed against the protesters late Tuesday, calling them "overblown, outrageous and inappropriate."

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Jul 15, 2020

Britons toppled a slaver's statue. A guerrilla artist replaced it with a Black Lives Matter protester.
"Being up there, with my fist raised - it was an amazing moment, and this captures it. It gives me goose pimples," Jen Reid told the Guardian.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 15, 2020

Coronavirus could be ‘under control' in weeks if everyone wore masks, CDC director says
The United States could get the spread of coronavirus "under control" within a matter of weeks if everyone wore face coverings, CDC Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday.

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Jul 15, 2020

A 7-year-old raises $23,000 to buy skin-colored crayons and multicultural books for her California school
Madison Wilson, 7, said she hopes other children of color feel respected when they draw pictures with their new crayons and read the books she plans to donate.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 15, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus caseloads soar outside hot spots as states report record fatalities
It's not just Florida, Arizona, Texas and California anymore. States including Oklahoma and Nevada are reporting record numbers of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 15, 2020

Four high school students created a coloring book to teach kids about the coronavirus
The book, written by four 15-year-old friends, has raised more than $1,000 for charities and features advice for staying safe during the pandemic.

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Jul 15, 2020

Missouri governor says Trump is ‘getting involved' in case of St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) said the president gave an impassioned defense of the gun-toting couple, telling the governor that he would do "everything he could within his powers to help with this situation and he would be taking action to do that."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 15, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus caseloads soar outside of hot spots as states report record numbers of fatalities
States including Oklahoma and Nevada are reporting record numbers of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths, according to data tracked by The Washington Post.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Trump seeks to change environmental law to speed up construction projects
Black, brown and poor communities have relied on the law for generations to stop projects that could impact their neighborhoods.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus could be ‘under control' in weeks if everyone wore masks, CDC director says
The United States could get the spread of coronavirus "under control" within a matter of weeks if everyone wore face coverings, CDC Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Global surge in coronavirus cases is being fed by the developing world — and the U.S.
While some areas have recovered, case counts are hitting new highs in many regions.

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Jul 14, 2020

Former nursing assistant at VA hospital pleads guilty in 7 deaths
Reta Mays, no certification or license to care for patients, admitted that she injected elderly veterans with lethal doses of insulin while she was assigned to tend to them on the local overnight shift at the West Virginia facility.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Live updates: Experimental coronavirus vaccine shown to be safe in first human tests, researchers report
California banned indoor dining, shuttered movie theaters and closed down bars on Monday, while telling hair salons and gyms in especially hard-hit counties to close.

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Jul 14, 2020

Live updates: Trump administration backs off plan to deny visas to some international students during coronavirus
California banned indoor dining, shuttered movie theaters and closed down bars on Monday, while telling hair salons and gyms in especially hard-hit counties to close.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Great Lakes water temperatures are blowing away records
Some of the lakes are between 75 and 80 degrees and could warm more in the coming weeks.

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in Epstein sex abuse case
Maxwell is charged with conspiring with Jeffrey Epstein to abuse girls during the 1990s.

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Jul 14, 2020

U.S. carries out first federal execution since 2003 after Supreme Court intervention
The execution had prompted a flurry of court battles, including between the government and relatives of the victims.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump administration recommends National Guard as option to help hospitals report coronavirus data
A letter, sent in recent hours, backs away from earlier drafts that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions.

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Jul 14, 2020

EPA rejects tougher air-quality standards, says 2015 limits are sufficient
The Trump administration argues that current limits on ozone protect public health, even as critics say stricter rules are needed.

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Jul 14, 2020

An indicator that presaged the housing crisis is flashing red again
A jump in mortgage delinquencies was among the first signs of the housing crisis and the Great Recession that followed. And new data shows this leading indicator is higher than it has been in decades.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

China sanctions Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sales
The move, whose impact is expected to be minimal, comes amid a broader deterioration of relations between Beijing and Washington.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

U.S. to recommend National Guard as option to help hospitals report coronavirus data
A letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Understanding autonomous zones, starting with Seattle's CHOP
After a week of heavy tensions between police and protesters in Seattle, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest was formed.

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Jul 14, 2020

Resources to understand America's long history of injustice and inequality
Stories, videos, photo essays, audio and graphics on black history, progress, inequality and injustice.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Trump administration carries out first federal execution since 2003 after late-night Supreme Court intervention
The execution had prompted a flurry of court battles, including between the government and relatives of the victims.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

A disabled black veteran drove through Alabama with medical marijuana. Now he faces five years in prison.
The marijuana in his back seat had been legally prescribed to him in Arizona. But in Alabama, it sparked a years-long legal fight that plunged him into homelessness, cost him thousands of dollars, and recently concluded in a 60-month prison sentence.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

A Japanese war bride who overcame an immigration ban with JFK's help is lost to covid-19
Kimiko Yamaguchi Amato, who was able to come to the United States in 1950 with the help of John F. Kennedy, died last month after testing positive for covid-19. She is among the last of a generation of Japanese war brides who quietly shaped the character of many rural counties, small towns and big cities in the immediate post-war years and decades beyond.

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Jul 14, 2020

A police officer fatally shot an unarmed, mentally ill man. He's now charged with murder.
Aaron Russell, a 23-year-old former deputy with the San Diego County Sheriff's Office, was charged with second-degree murder for killing Nicholas Bils, 36.

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Jul 14, 2020

‘MythBusters' host Grant Imahara, an influential popular science personality, dies at 49
Discovery Channel confirmed the death of Imahara, an enthusiastic influence in the popular science world best known for building robots and operating electronics on the hit show for a decade.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

California, Oregon roll back reopenings as new coronavirus cases surge
Deaths trended upward over the weekend in a majority of states, including many beyond the hard-hit Sun Belt.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

The KKK is featured in a Florida courthouse mural. Lawyers are demanding its immediate removal.
The three hooded Klansmen lurk in the background of a large mural about the history of Baker County, Fla.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 14, 2020

Supreme Court allows Justice Dept. to resume federal executions
The opinion came hours after a U.S. District had blocked the executions — including three set to take place this week.

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Jul 14, 2020

Live updates: California backtracks on reopening as rise in coronavirus cases spreads beyond Sun Belt
California banned indoor dining, shuttered movie theaters and closed down bars on Monday, while telling hair salons and gyms in especially hard-hit counties to close.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Judge blocks Justice Dept. from resuming federal executions
Death-row inmates, their spiritual advisers and victims' relatives have opposed the schedule of the executions.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

EPA rejects tougher air quality standards
Despite calls for more stringent regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator said that existing limits on fine particulate matter — otherwise known as soot — are sufficient.

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Jul 13, 2020

California orders new closures as U.S. retreat from coronavirus reopenings accelerates
Evidence grows that the virus will continue to disrupt normal life in the U.S. for months to come.

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Jul 13, 2020

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher dies at 73
One of the leading female scientists at the National Institutes of Health, she led research that helped produce seminal findings about HIV in the 1980s.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Live updates: California, Oregon roll back reopenings as new coronavirus cases surge
Deaths trended upward over the weekend in a majority of states, including many beyond the hard-hit Sun Belt.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Judge blocks Justice Dept. from resuming federal executions as court battles mount
Death-row inmates, their spiritual advisers and victims' relatives have opposed the schedule of the executions.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Excessive heat blisters the South and Southwest
An intense heat dome has swallowed a large area and is forecast to expand over the next week.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Appeals court says federal execution can proceed despite victims' relatives opposing it during pandemic
The relatives said they were facing a risk traveling during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Jul 13, 2020

Live updates: Official compares Miami to ‘Wuhan six months ago' as coronavirus cases spiral upward
Deaths trended upward over the weekend in a majority of states, including many beyond the hard-hit Sun Belt.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

At college health centers, students battle misdiagnoses and inaccessible care
As students return to college amid the coronavirus pandemic, campus health-care centers across the country face their biggest test.

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Jul 13, 2020

‘I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant': Democrats blast DeVos for insisting schools fully reopen
DeVos repeatedly dodged questions during Sunday morning interviews on CNN and Fox News about how fully reopening schools could be done safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), California Sen. Kamala D. Harris and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, reacted swiftly.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

A century after a race massacre, Tulsa finally digs for suspected mass graves
The excavation at the city's Oaklawn Cemetery, delayed for months by the pandemic, was to begin Monday.

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Jul 13, 2020

A comedian's tour was canceled. So she started the Auntie Sewing Squad, cranking out 60,000 masks for vulnerable people.
"We're the least likely kind of soldiers," said comedian Kristina Wong. "But we can sew. We have a gift that can help save lives."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

A crisis in campus care
As students return to college amid the coronavirus pandemic, campus health-care centers across the country face their biggest test.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Police officer charged, fired after holding gun to handcuffed man's head for refusing to give his name
The handcuffed man was not being aggressive toward deputies in any way when Sgt. Janak Amin threatened him with a gun, the sheriff said.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Trump administration's move on visas is ‘dream-crashing' for Indian students and families
The administration's decision said that international students must take in-person classes or face deportation. One student from India was heartened by a letter from the University of Washington's president, who called the move "cruel and oblivious to the reality of the pandemic."

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

‘I wouldn't trust you to care for my house plant': Democrats blast DeVos for insisting schools fully reopen
DeVos repeatedly dodged questions during Sunday morning interviews on CNN and Fox News about how fully reopening schools could be done safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), California Sen. Kamala D. Harris and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, reacted swiftly.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

An assisted-living facility isn't allowing visitors. This woman became a dishwasher there to see her husband.
Taking the job was the only way Mary Daniel could visit her husband, who has Alzheimer's and is a resident at the facility.

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Jul 13, 2020

A Vermont photographer took family ‘porchtraits' to raise money for charity
Paul Richardson traveled across the state conducting socially distanced photo shoots for a good cause.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Cop charged, fired after holding gun to handcuffed man's head for refusing to give his name
The handcuffed man was not being aggressive toward deputies in any way when Sgt. Janak Amin threatened him with a gun, the sheriff said.

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Jul 13, 2020

Federal officers severely wounded a Portland protester. Local leaders blame Trump.
The protester, 26-year-old Donavan LaBella, suffered a fractured skull and required facial reconstruction surgery after a less-than-lethal munition hit him in the head.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Florida shatters single-day infection record with 15,300 new cases
Nationwide, new cases reached record levels in states across the country over the weekend, even as weekly testing plateaued.

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Jul 13, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus deaths on the rise in almost every region of the U.S.
Although testing has remained flat, six states and Puerto Rico set new records for the average number of new infections reported over the past week.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 13, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus deaths on the rise in almost every part of the U.S.
Although testing has remained flat, six states and Puerto Rico set new records for the average number of new infections reported over the past week.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

Appeals court says federal execution can proceed
Relatives of the victims in the case said they were facing a risk traveling during the coronavirus outbreak. Daniel Lewis Lee is scheduled to be executed on Monday.

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Jul 12, 2020

Sailors injured in fire aboard Navy ship docked in San Diego
The fire took place aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that was docked at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. Several crew members were sent to a hospital with minor injuries, a Navy spokesman said.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

Navy ship catches fire in San Diego, sailors injured
The fire took place aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship that was docked at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. Eleven sailors were sent to a hospital with minor injuries, a Navy spokesman said.

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Jul 12, 2020

Latinos hit hard by coronavirus, but Chicago suggests it's even worse than it looks
Activists say the city is an example of a lack of uniformity in data collection. Inaccurate reporting can lead to serious resource implications as officials respond to covid-19.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

Coronavirus update: Florida shatters single-day infection record with 15,300 new cases
Nine states in nearly every major region of the country reported record new single-day caseloads on Saturday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

Coronavirus update: DeVos pushes for school reopenings as states report record infections
Nine states in nearly every major region of the country reported record new single-day caseloads on Saturday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

Kids spent months taming wild horses for a contest. The pandemic interfered but did not stop them.
Young trainers vie to see who can take their horse the farthest, showcasing the horses' versatility and usefulness — and this year, they did it virtually.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

Big changes in small towns are fueling a racial justice movement across the Midwest
In the past decade, the number of young people of color living in the Midwest has surged and the older white population has nearly stalled — part of a nationwide transformation helping to drive Black Lives Matter protests.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

As Glacier National Park reopened, one tribe kept most roads closed. Now tourists clog a single entrance.
The Blackfeet Nation's decision to stay in lockdown because of the pandemic is limiting access to a treasured part of Montana wilderness.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 12, 2020

Coronavirus update: Texas and other states report record infections, even as weekly testing plateaus
Nine states in nearly every major region of the country reported record new single-day caseloads on Saturday.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Some doctors, experts blame racism in medicine for black Americans' poorer health outcomes
They argue that more work needs to be done to regain trust and uproot bias in their professions.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Covid-19 upends major, years-in-the-making study on babies and poverty
In 2018 and 2019, researchers recruited 1,000 mothers to participate in the study, but the pandemic halted field work, leaving questions about the end result.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

How a miracle drug changed the fight against infection during World War II
The race to find a vaccine for the coronavirus echoes the quest to mass produce penicillin in the United States and Britain during World War II.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Coronavirus update: Democratic Louisiana governor issues mask mandate as state's death toll rises
The United States reported more than 4,200 deaths in the past seven days, and experts warn that the trend could continue to get worse.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

A silent killer, the heat wave of 1980 remains among the nation's deadliest weather events
Thousands may have died in the heat wave 40 years ago.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Coronavirus update: As death toll rises, pressure mounts on governors to pass mask requirements
The United States reported more than 4,200 deaths in the past seven days, and experts warn that the trend could continue to get worse.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

A new generation challenges the heartland
Big changes in small towns are fueling a racial justice movement across the Midwest.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Secret supervised injection site may show U.S. how to reduce overdoses
The findings are the most comprehensive look at supervised injections in the United States and come amid a troubling surge in overdose deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

New U.S. dietary guidelines take aim at sugar for children and adults
Nutrition experts advising the government's 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking aim at sugar-sweetened beverages and added sugars.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

A closed border, pandemic-weary tourists and a big bottleneck at Glacier National Park
The Blackfeet Nation's decision to stay in lockdown is limiting access to a treasured part of Montana wilderness.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Coronavirus is spreading in fraternity houses, raising concerns for campuses opening this fall
Frat houses face a ‘massive change,' with some recommending wearing masks indoors

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll rises as new infections reach record levels
The United States reported more than 4,200 deaths in the past seven days, and experts warn that the trend could continue to get worse.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Protesters gather in Detroit after police shoot and kill man who officers say shot at them first
Police arrested at least eight protesters, who allegedly threw rocks and bottles.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 11, 2020

Where states reopened and cases spiked after the U.S. shutdown
Hundreds of millions of people started moving around again. Now, a surge is here, with new restrictions.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Protesters assemble in Detroit after police shoot and kill man who officers say shot at them first
Police arrested at least eight protesters, who allegedly threw rocks and bottles.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Covid-19 death toll for people of color under 65 twice that for white counterparts, CDC says
About 30 percent of people of color under 65 died, compared to 13 percent of their white counterparts, according to CDC's most in-depth analysis to date of covid-19 deaths in the U.S.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Coronavirus death toll in U.S. increases as hospitals in hot-spot states are overwhelmed
The daily coronavirus death toll in the United States increased this week after months of decline, as hospitals in hot-spot states were overwhelmed with new patients.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

‘Blood on his hands': In scathing obituary, woman blames governor for her father's covid-19 death
Kristin Urquiza wrote that her father, who was Mexican American, died because of "the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies" amid a pandemic.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Goya's CEO said the U.S. is ‘truly blessed' with Trump. Latinos are now boycotting.
A number of public figures spoke out against Goya CEO Robert Unanue and his company Thursday, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and former Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro, as well as celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen and chef José Andrés.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Once the coronavirus epicenter in the U.S., New York City begins to reopen
Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall early on Sunday evening, producing dangerous flooding, forcing residents to weigh the risks of evacuating to shelters where social distancing could be difficult.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Minneapolis police officers say they are suffering from PTSD after George Floyd protests
Lawyer representing more than 150 officers says many can't continue working and plan to leave the force at a time of increased violence in the city.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Supreme Court says nearly half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation. What's next?
Legal experts say the landmark ruling could impact tribal disputes for decades to come.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

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.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Judge blocks federal execution after victims' relatives oppose carrying it out during pandemic
The relatives argued that attending the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee could put their health at risk.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. increases as hospitals in hot-spot states are overwhelmed
The daily coronavirus death toll in the United States increased this week after months of decline, as hospitals in hot-spot states were overwhelmed with new patients.

Washington Post Nation
Jul 10, 2020

Live updates: New coronavirus cases worldwide hit a record high, as U.S. numbers rise
The WHO says the 228,102 new cases across the globe surpass the previous high set on July 4.

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