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Aug 11, 2020

Seattle police chief retires after vote to trim up to 100 cops, $3 million from the force
Best, the city's first Black police chief, leaves after months of turmoil that made Seattle a focal point for national protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

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Aug 11, 2020

New York City plans to welcome 700,000 students back to school buildings in September
Mayor Bill de Blasio said schools are on track to reopen for in-person education next month even as the city continues to battle the coronavirus.

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Aug 11, 2020

Long Beach mayor loses mother and stepfather to covid-19 while he battles the virus in his city
Robert Garcia announced California's first fatality from covid-19 in March, fourth months later his mother and stepfather would also die from the virus.

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Aug 11, 2020

Body camera footage shows struggle leading to George Floyd's fatal police encounter
Newly released video of George Floyd's fatal interaction with Minneapolis police shows that medical personnel waited nearly three minutes to perform chest compressions in an attempt to revive the handcuffed man who had been pinned down on a Minneapolis street until he lost consciousness in May.

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Aug 11, 2020

Live updates: White House ponders denying entry to U.S. citizens suspected of carrying coronavirus
Whether the Trump administration has the legal authority to do so remains unclear, and experts say the restrictions wouldn't be an effective way of controlling the pandemic.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 10, 2020

Unrest in Chicago and Portland shows America's summer of protest is far from over
Local officials did not take up President Trump's offer to send the National Guard.

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Aug 10, 2020

Disney World to cut hours after reopening to smaller-than-expected crowds
Beginning Sept. 8, Disney World's already limited hours will reduce by one to two hours per day, depending on the park.

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Aug 10, 2020

Live updates: Trump dismisses coronavirus cases in children, says they're a ‘tiny fraction' of deaths
A recent study that found nearly 100,000 children were infected with the coronavirus in the final two weeks of July.

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Aug 10, 2020

More details of George Floyd's death revealed in police body camera footage
Medical personnel responding to a call of a man in medical distress tookwaited nearly three minutes to perform chest compressions in an attempt to revive Floyd.

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Aug 10, 2020

Destructive derecho blasts Chicago with winds over 70 mph
Widespread power outages can be expected as these storms roll into Chicago on Monday.

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Aug 10, 2020

Destructive derecho blasting into Chicago area with dangerous winds up to 100 mph
Widespread power outages can be expected as these storms roll into Chicago on Monday.

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Aug 10, 2020

America's eviction crisis
Why the expiration of rent relief will trigger a wave of evictions across the U.S. A fight to keep the lights on in households across the country. And, how to read your coronavirus test results.

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Aug 10, 2020

Looters smash business windows along Chicago's Magnificent Mile after police-involved shooting
Chicago police said the rioting emerged from misinformation about a police-involved shooting earlier in the day Sunday.

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Aug 10, 2020

New tropical disturbance swirls in the Atlantic, heralding possible outbreak of storms
This latest Atlantic disturbance could earn the name Josephine.

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Aug 10, 2020

Mass. congressional challenger says he had ‘consensual' relationships with students
Alex Morse, the 31-year-old mayor of Holyoke, Mass., apologized for making students at local colleges uncomfortable but said he would remain in the race.

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Aug 10, 2020

The Perseid meteor shower, the most popular of the year, peaks Tuesday night
Dozens of shooting stars will be visible every hour.

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Aug 10, 2020

Live updates: Nearly 100,000 U.S. children test positive for coronavirus in two-week span
More than a million cases have been reported in the past 17 days alone. The tally has doubled since late June, and now accounts for roughly a quarter of all cases reported worldwide.

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Aug 10, 2020

School in viral photos will close for cleaning after 9 people test positive for the coronavirus
The school district will announce Tuesday whether in-person instruction will resume the next day at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., officials said.

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Aug 10, 2020

No strings, no bureaucracy, but suddenly $1.4 million to help a Black community
In Portland, Ore., the Black Resilience Fund is a very homegrown effort that has become a very big deal.

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Aug 10, 2020

Portland police arrest a hate crime survivor and Wall of Moms organizer in crackdown
The apparent arrest of Hester late Sunday night upset many people, who consider her to be an important voice in the city and the anti-racist movement.

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Aug 10, 2020

Looters smash business windows along Chicago's Magnificent Mile
A Chicago police spokesperson said that as of early Monday morning, police had no details on how many arrests had been made or how widespread the damage was to businesses in the area.

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Aug 10, 2020

'Their tactics are fascistic': Barr slams Black Lives Matter, accuses the left of ‘tearing down the system'
Barr's comments in the interview on Fox News represent some of his harshest critiques yet of the protest movement and of the Democratic politicians who have accused the attorney general of subverting the Justice Department to do Trump's bidding.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 10, 2020

U.S. coronavirus infections surpass 5 million
Coronavirus infections in the United States exceeded 5 million Sunday as the White House and Congress clashed over how to extend economic relief measures for millions of Americans.

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Aug 10, 2020

Trump denies that White House asked about adding him to Mt. Rushmore, but adds ‘sounds like a great idea!'
Trump has a long history of suggesting that his likeness should be added to Mount Rushmore, although in public he's generally insisted that the idea is just a joke bound to be misinterpreted by the press.

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Aug 10, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus cases in U.S. top 5 million
More than a million cases have been reported in the past 17 days alone. The tally has doubled since late June, and now accounts for roughly a quarter of all cases reported worldwide.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 09, 2020

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes North Carolina, is felt hundreds of miles away
It is the strongest earthquake to strike the state in more than a century and was reportedly felt as far away as Atlanta, part of Tennessee, Washington and Ohio.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 09, 2020

As U.S. expels migrants under emergency measures, they return, again and again
Emergency pandemic measures that rapidly expel most migrants who are arrested at the border have had the unintended consequence of a soaring rate of repeat crossings.

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Aug 09, 2020

Pandemic accelerates trends that are likely to change the way apartments and condos are designed
As apartment and condo buildings struggle to to keep residents safe and connected, one Maryland developer says office space and outdoor areas are more important that ever.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 09, 2020

There's always beauty in the atmosphere if you know where to look
Despite a slow year for storms, this year's storm chase was one to remember, with hail, fog and a textbook "mother ship" supercell.

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Aug 09, 2020

Coronavirus update: U.S. infections surpass 5 million
Coronavirus infections in the United States exceeded 5 million Sunday as the White House and Congress clashed over how to extend economic relief measures for millions of Americans.

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Aug 09, 2020

‘You can't control people's anger': Portland protesters set fire to police union headquarters as tensions rise again
Portland police declared a riot and began a game of cat-and-mouse, chasing the protesters down business-lined streets and through a park in North Portland for hours.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 09, 2020

‘You can't control peoples' anger': Portland protesters set fire to police union headquarters as tensions rise again
Portland police declared a riot and began a game of cat-and-mouse, chasing the protesters down business-lined streets and through a park in North Portland for hours.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 09, 2020

3-D images from ultrasounds allow blind parents to feel their infant's face
Used only for patients who might need a more detailed view of the fetus for diagnostic purposes, the device also provided images for a blind couple.

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Aug 09, 2020

Coronavirus update: U.S. infections approach 5 million
Coronavirus infections in the United States were on track to exceed 5 million Sunday as the White House and Congress clashed over how to extend economic relief measures for millions of Americans.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 09, 2020

Climate change is about to make your bad commute worse
Faced with uncertainty about weather extremes in the future, civil engineers designing roads, bridges and tracks can do little but guess. And the wrong guess could be costly and dangerous.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 08, 2020

Stress from the pandemic can destroy relationships with friends — even families
Differing views on masks, how to guard against covid-19 and other related issues are leading people to choose sides or even self-imposed isolation.

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Aug 08, 2020

Seven East Coast states saw their hottest July on record
The month ranked as the 11th warmest on record overall, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Aug 08, 2020

Marie Tharp's maps revolutionized our knowledge of the seafloor
Born 100 years ago, the oceanographer was a pioneer in uncovering hidden features of the ocean bottom — mountains, valleys and trenches.

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Aug 08, 2020

Released prisoner accused of raping, killing Virginia woman has died
Ibrahim Bouaichi was arrested in October for sexual assault, then released on bond in April amid covid-19 concerns. He is charged with murdering the assault victim.

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Aug 08, 2020

Why climate change is about to make your bad commute worse
Extreme weather already is stressing America's aging infrastructure.

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Aug 08, 2020

Coronavirus update: California surpasses 10,000 deaths as Trump signs economic relief orders
At least 10,011 people have died of the coronavirus in California, where daily deaths have steadily increased since early July. Only New York and New Jersey have reported more deaths since their outbreaks began.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 08, 2020

Coronavirus update: California surpasses 10,000 deaths as pandemic relief talks in Congress collapse
At least 10,011 people have died of the coronavirus in California, where daily deaths have steadily increased since early July. Only New York and New Jersey have reported more deaths since their outbreaks began.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 08, 2020

Congressional candidate faces university probe of sexual impropriety allegations
Alex Morse, mayor of Holyoke, Mass., is accused of inappropriate sexual relationships with students while teaching at the University of Massachusetts.

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Aug 08, 2020

After a brief lull, hurricane season is set to roar back at breakneck pace later this month
There are indications that an active or even hyperactive period of cyclone activity is possible from late August into early September.

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Aug 08, 2020

Trump sent agents to quell unrest. But protest is what Portland does best.
The stamina and creativity of Portland protesters has been grown for generations. By the time federal agents packed into the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in early July, protesters had settled into a rhythm.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 08, 2020

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota expected to draw 250,000, stoking virus fears
They rumbled through the streets and crowded the sidewalks, often without masks, for the start of a 10-day extravaganza that many locals wanted to postpone.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 08, 2020

Coronavirus update: California surpasses 10,000 deaths as pandemic relief talks collapse in Congress
At least 10,011 people have died of the coronavirus in California, where daily deaths have steadily increased since early July. Only New York and New Jersey have reported more deaths since their outbreaks began.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 08, 2020

Appeals court will reconsider whether Jeffrey Epstein's 2008 plea deal was legal
The question at stake is whether prosecutors broke the law when they concealed from victims a lenient non-prosecution agreement with Epstein, a registered sex offender.

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Aug 08, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. will take a leave of absence from Liberty University after controversy over racy vacation photo
The university president came under fire this week after posting a racy photo from vacation.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 07, 2020

Coronavirus relief package talks stall; Trump might use executive actions to bypass congress
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said he tested negative for the virus, hours after a positive result from another test prevented him from meeting with President Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 07, 2020

Bikers pour into South Dakota for rally expected to draw 250,000, stoking virus fears
Even during a pandemic, organizers of one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world anticipate hundreds of thousands of people will make the annual pilgrimage to Sturgis.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 07, 2020

The State Dept. lifted its blanket international travel advisory. What does that mean for Americans?
Health experts weigh in on what to know about the latest travel advisory news.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 07, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus relief package talks stall; Trump might use executive actions to bypass congress
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said he tested negative for the virus, hours after a positive result from another test prevented him from meeting with President Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 07, 2020

Live updates: Cuomo says New York schools can reopen if coronavirus positive rate remains low
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said he tested negative for the virus, hours after a positive result from another test prevented him from meeting with President Trump.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 07, 2020

Key national security adviser to two presidents dies at 95
The retired Air Force lieutenant general played instrumental roles in nuclear strategy, the end of the Cold War and the Persian Gulf War.

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Aug 07, 2020

A Texas explosion killed hundreds in 1947 with a blast some feared was an atomic bomb
Instead the catastrophe in Texas City was caused by the same material that apparently triggered a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this week: ammonium nitrate.

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Aug 07, 2020

N.Y. attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA
In a civil suit filed Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges that CEO Wayne LaPierre and other top leaders drained $64 million from the nonprofit in three years.

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Aug 07, 2020

State Department lifts blanket international travel advisory
U.S. coronavirus cases are declining, but the drop has been driven by testing and reporting snags in Florida and California.

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Aug 07, 2020

A protester tried to ID a cop on Twitter. Now he faces a felony — along with four who retweeted him.
Kevin Alfaro and four people who retweeted the post have been charged with cyber harassment, a 4th degree felony with up to 18 months of incarceration and a $10,000 fine.

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Aug 07, 2020

Live updates: Ohio Gov. DeWine tests negative after testing positive; virus relief bill hangs by a thread
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said he tested negative for the virus, hours after a positive result from another test prevented him from meeting with President Trump.

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Aug 07, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. said a racy photo was ‘in good fun.' A GOP lawmaker says he should resign.
Rep. Mark Walker, who has ties to Liberty University, said Falwell should step down as the Christian college's president.

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Aug 07, 2020

An Alabama GOP legislator was bashed for honoring a KKK leader. Now he's charged with a felony.
Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes is charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a flooring company where he once worked.

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Aug 07, 2020

‘I can say anything I want': Michigan official defends using racist slur while refusing to wear a mask
The racist remark spurred widespread condemnation and calls for Eckerle, who is a Republican, to resign from higher-ranking officials in his own political party.

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Aug 07, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus relief measures hang by a thread as White House, Democrats fail to reach compromise
The stakes of failing to reach a compromise should become clearer on Friday, as the Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report. Forecasters predict that the data will point to a slowdown in the economic recovery in July, when a wave of new coronavirus cases triggered a new shutdowns and forced many states to roll back reopening.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 06, 2020

Live updates: Ohio Gov. DeWine says his second coronavirus test was negative after initial positive result
U.S. coronavirus cases are declining, but the drop has been driven by testing and reporting snags in Florida and California.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 06, 2020

‘We cannot stop people': South Dakota motorcycle rally expected to draw 250,000
Even during a pandemic, organizers of one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world anticipate hundreds of thousands of people will make the annual pilgrimage to the community of Sturgis for a 10-day extravaganza.

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Aug 06, 2020

Judge says woman who accused Trump of rape can proceed with defamation suit
President Trump had tried to delay the suit filed by journalist E. Jean Carroll while an appeals court considered a similar, but separate, case.

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Aug 06, 2020

Money sent by U.S. workers to Mexico hit a record during the pandemic. Economists aren't sure why.
Normally, remittances from migrant workers decrease during economic contractions.

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Aug 06, 2020

TVA backtracks after President Trump's demand that it rehire some of its dismissed tech workers
The Tennessee Valley Authority reversed course Thursday and rehired some tech workers just three days after President Trump singled out the federally owned utility for outsourcing those jobs. Trump also blasted the TVA's CEO for his "ridiculous" pay package.

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Aug 06, 2020

FAA proposes $1.25 million fine for Boeing, alleging managers pressured employees to rush inspections
The allegations involve a Boeing plant in South Carolina where the 787 Dreamliner is built.

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Aug 06, 2020

Federal judiciary charges too much for access to records online, court says
The ruling is expected to result in lower fees to download court documents.

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Aug 06, 2020

Lightning kills two N.C. men cleaning up from Hurricane Isaias
The men were cutting down trees in Wilmington, N.C., during a thunderstorm.

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Aug 06, 2020

Court sides with administration on ‘public charge' rule for immigrants
Under a Department of Homeland Security policy, immigrants in the United States legally are considered "public charges" and ineligible for green cards if they use any benefits or are declared likely to someday rely on such assistance.

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Aug 06, 2020

Federal judiciary is overcharging for access to public records online, court says
The ruling is expected to result in lower fees to download court documents.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 06, 2020

Live updates: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he's tested positive for coronavirus
U.S. coronavirus cases are declining, but the drop has been driven by testing and reporting snags in Florida and California.

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Aug 06, 2020

Many parents prefer mixing online and in-person school, poll finds
Most parents see in-person school as unsafe, a Post-Schar School poll found — but parents also express serious concerns with online schooling. Many are drawn to systems that combine the two.

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Aug 06, 2020

Two N.C. men were cleaning up from Hurricane Isaias. Lightning struck and killed them.
The men were cutting down trees in Wilmington, N.C., during a thunderstorm.

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Aug 06, 2020

Gen. David Goldfein, bypassed to be Trump's top military adviser, retires
The top Air Force officer's legacy includes overseeing the service during the air war against the Islamic State, creating a new Space Force and speaking out on the issue of racial inequality.

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Aug 06, 2020

Drop in new coronavirus cases in U.S. is muddied by reporting and testing snags
President Trump maintained on Wednesday, as he has from the early days of the pandemic, that one day the coronavirus will simply "go away."

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Aug 06, 2020

He asked to play a piano at a store. His performance went viral, and the owner gave him his first piano.
"When I see a piano, I can't help wanting to play it," said John Capron, who learned piano at a center for homeless teens.

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Aug 06, 2020

He fled the Congo to work in a U.S. meat plant. Then he — and hundreds of his co-workers — got the coronavirus.
Vice President Pence and CDC Director Redfield pushed to keep a Colorado meat operating against the advice of some top local and state heath officials.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 06, 2020

A Mississippi town welcomed students back to school last week. Now 116 are home in quarantine.
Corinth School District has ordered 116 students to quarantine after six students and one teacher tested positive for the coronavirus.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 06, 2020

Amid riot investigation, FBI agents confiscate guns from YouTuber Jake Paul's home
Federal officials say the raid is part of an investigation linked to a riot at a shopping mall in Scottsdale, Ariz., during protests in May.

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Aug 06, 2020

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.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 06, 2020

‘Held hostage': Cruise employees were stuck on a ship and forced to work without pay, lawsuit says
Crew members were "effectively held hostage" by Paradise Bahamas as it refused to pay its workers and delayed sending them home, the lawsuit said.

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Aug 06, 2020

Grammy-winning producer Detail charged with 15 counts of sexual assault
Detail, whose real name is Paul Fisher, produced Beyoncé's Grammy-winning hit "Drunk in Love" and worked with other artists including Akon and Lil Wayne.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 06, 2020

Live updates: Trump says he may act alone if Congress can't reach deal on new coronavirus stimulus package
The U.S. reported close to 52,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, as the average number of infections being detected each day continues to trend downward. But that drop has been driven by steep declines due to special circumstances in Florida and California.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Live updates: Drop in new coronavirus cases in U.S. is muddied by reporting and testing snags
President Trump maintained on Wednesday, as he has from the early days of the pandemic, that one day the coronavirus will simply "go away."

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Journalist, novelist and tabloid poet of New York dies at 85
Hamill captured life in the city with his gritty but lyrical columns for the Daily News, Post and other New York papers.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

‘Caesar the No Drama Llama' calms tensions at protests
Caesar, also called a "llamactivist," offers emotional-support hugs, which people will line up to give him.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Plan to disband Minneapolis police halted in city commission vote
The move prevents the city council from putting a proposal on the November ballot.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Supreme Court sees approval rating rise after consequential term
Roughly equal majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents approve of the high court.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Live updates: Trump insists virus ‘will go away like things go away' as deaths surge, economy shudders
The U.S. continues to outpace all other nations with a tally of more than 4.7 million infections, but the number of new cases being reported nationwide has seemed to drop in recent days, falling below 60,000 for the first time since mid-July.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Millions left in the dark and historic floods: Isaias by the numbers
Isaias's numbers and statistics are eye-opening.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Fast-dwindling aid pits Florida governments against each other
The situation illustrates the urgent financial issues facing cities and states as Congress fails to act.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

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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Aug 05, 2020

Astronauts say the SpaceX Dragon flew flawlessly
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley talked about their plunge through Earth's atmosphere to a soft landing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Aug 05, 2020

Kansas could elect its first openly transgender lawmaker this fall
She will join at least four openly transgender lawmakers serving in other states.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

Therapy llama ‘Caesar the No Drama Llama' calms tensions at protests
Caesar, also called a "llamactivist," offers emotional-support hugs, which people will line up to give him.

Washington Post Nation
Aug 05, 2020

U.S. averages more than 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths for ninth day in a row
The U.S. coronavirus death toll has surpassed 153,000. President Trump said the grim tally "is what it is," during an interview with "Axios on HBO."

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