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Jul 15, 2020

Scattered problems with mail-in ballots this year signal potential November challenges for Postal Service
The agency is bracing for difficulties with mail-in ballots as the election approaches.

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Jul 15, 2020

The Technology 202: Facebook says current privacy laws are ‘insufficient'
But changes to privacy laws are anything but guaranteed in Washington.

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Jul 15, 2020

Why Mexico and Canada are probably happy to keep the U.S. border closed
The spread of the coronavirus is much broader on our side of the divider than on theirs.

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Jul 15, 2020

White House distances itself from extraordinary Navarro op-ed criticizing Fauci
The president's trade adviser wrote a piece for USA Today in which he said the nation's top infectious-disease official has been "wrong about everything."

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Jul 15, 2020

Trump shows no interest in acknowledging, much less addressing, anti-black police violence
President Trump reminds voters that he has not plans to address the issue of police violence against black people.

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Jul 15, 2020

The rise and humiliating fall of Jeff Sessions, a cautionary tale for other Republicans
What happened to Jeff Sessions underscores why Senate Republicans aren't ditching Trump anytime soon.

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Jul 15, 2020

The Energy 202: Biden pleases some once leery liberals with new climate plan
The former vice president's plan would put the United States on a 15-year timeline for eliminating greenhouse gas pollution from power plants.

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Jul 15, 2020

The Finance 202: Banks brace for loan defaults, predicting sharper economic pain ahead
"This is not a normal recession," JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon says.

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Jul 15, 2020

The Health 202: The race for a coronavirus vaccine isn't slowing, even as Trump undermines Fauci
Moderna became the first company to announce final-stage trials of a vaccine.

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Jul 15, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: DNC's email voting plan limits hacking risk but can't eliminate it
Security experts are urging rigorous testing, transparency and backups upon backups.

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Jul 15, 2020

The Daily 202: Early evidence shows Democrats with a decided edge in mail-in ballots
That shouldn't be terribly surprising given President Trump's attacks on such a system, even during a pandemic.

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Jul 15, 2020

Ivanka Trump posts photo holding Goya beans, draws criticism for using her position to promote a product
The White House adviser and first daughter used social media to weigh in on a controversy over a company that has faced boycott calls after its CEO praised the president.

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Jul 15, 2020

Power Up: Trump's spaghetti on the wall campaign is still seeking its special sauce
The president's rambling Rose Garden speech hit Biden, China, and the Green New Deal.

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Jul 15, 2020

GOP senators in close races mislead on preexisting conditions
President Trump's doublespeak on preexisting conditions is spreading into some battleground Senate races this year.

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Jul 15, 2020

MJ Hegar wins Senate runoff in Texas, setting stage to take on John Cornyn
Sara Gideon won the Democratic primary in Maine to face Sen. Susan Collins.

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Jul 14, 2020

Sessions loses runoff in Alabama as Trump helps vanquish a key supporter he came to despise
Former attorney general Jeff Sessions tried to win back his old seat in the U.S. Senate but was defeated by the Trump-endorsed Tommy Tuberville.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 14, 2020

The Daily 202: 10 reasons Trump should not be spiking the football after today's good jobs report
The data is already dated. Some who got rehired are losing work again as coronavirus cases surge.

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Jul 14, 2020

The final destruction of a once remarkable bond between Trump and Sessions is likely to occur Tuesday night
Former attorney general Jeff Sessions is trying to win back his old seat in the U.S. Senate, facing Tommy Tuberville in a runoff.

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Jul 14, 2020

Former nursing assistant in W.Va. hospital confesses to killing 7 veterans
In the middle of the night, Reta Mays injected patients with insulin she was not authorized to administer, prosecutors said

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump signs bill to punish China over Hong Kong, rails against Biden
President Trump used a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden to slam his presumptive campaign opponent.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump uses Rose Garden event for extended campaign-like attack on Biden
It was a stunning display of partisanship in an exquisitely manicured setting that presidents have traditionally considered off-limits for direct and extended political attacks.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump administration recommends the National Guard as an option to help hospitals report coronavirus data
The move is part of a new data reporting protocol for hospitals that eliminates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a recipient of that information. Public health experts say bypassing the CDC could harm the quality of data and the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jul 14, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection
The 87-year-old will remain at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for a few days, the court said in a statement, adding that she was "resting comfortably."

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Jul 14, 2020

Asked about police brutality against black Americans, Trump says ‘more white people' are being killed
In an interview with CBS News, the president also said he views the flying of the Confederate flag as an issue of freedom of speech.

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Jul 14, 2020

Biden, in new climate plan, embraces more aggressive steps
Joe Biden on Tuesday called for ending carbon emissions from power plants within 15 years, a far more ambitious goal than his previous proposals.

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Jul 14, 2020

In a pair of interviews, Trump highlights white victimhood
Asked about police killings of black Americans, Trump replies: What about whites?

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Jul 14, 2020

Texas Democrats vote on challenger for Sen. John Cornyn in runoff
It's one of a number of runoffs and primaries held Tuesday.

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Jul 14, 2020

Sessions vs. Tuberville: Alabama Senate runoff sets up November race
Former attorney general Jeff Sessions is trying to win back his old Senate seat, facing Tommy Tuberville in a runoff.

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Jul 14, 2020

A guide to Tuesday's runoffs and primaries
In this edition: A guide to Tuesday's primaries and runoffs, a look at the ads shaping those races and, as was inevitable, a a look at jockeying ahead of the 2024 presidential primary.

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Jul 14, 2020

Dunford signals he won't chair coronavirus panel in latest blow to new oversight body
The decision by the retired military leader leaves the panel leaderless nearly four months after its creation.

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Jul 14, 2020

Former nursing assistant at VA hospital in West Virginia pleads guilty in deaths of seven veterans
In the middle of the night, Reta Mays injected patients with insulin she was not authorized to administer, prosecutors said

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Jul 14, 2020

Former nursing assistant at VA hospital in West Virginia to plead guilty in deaths of seven veterans
In the middle of the night, Reta Mays injected patients with insulin she was not authorized to administer, prosecutors say

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Jul 14, 2020

Faulty data collection raises questions about Trump's claims on PPP program
The Small Business Administration's claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs is belied by allegedly false and sometimes inflated figures, a Post investigation has found.

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Jul 14, 2020

Democrats have rediscovered the eternal appeal — and frustration — of Texas
Is this the year ... is something Democrats have been asking for a long time.

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Jul 14, 2020

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

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump desperately tries to turn schools into a political win — as he accuses the left of playing politics
And his allies on Fox News have joined the fight.

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Jul 14, 2020

Lincoln Project video editor is out over crude tweets about female anatomy
The anti-Trump Republican project was asked about tweets in which he used derogatory slang for female anatomy to insult political rivals.

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Jul 14, 2020

New testimony further undercuts William Barr's explanation for removing prosecutor who probed Trump allies
The Justice Department's explanation was already strained. Former U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman's testimony about his talks with Barr makes it even more so.

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Jul 14, 2020

How Democrats could win back the Senate, step by step
Their path isn't easy, but it is possible -- especially in a national environment that favors them over Republicans right now

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Jul 14, 2020

The Technology 202: Here's how Trump could go after TikTok
The social app is as the center of the president's anti-China push.

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Jul 14, 2020

The Energy 202: More than a dozen states unite to boost electric trucks
The Democratic-controlled states say they will try to have every new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sold within their borders be electric by 2050.

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Jul 14, 2020

The Health 202: Joe Biden could undo Trump's changes to the Obamacare marketplaces
Liberal policy wonks have laid out a blueprint for Biden if he wins.

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Jul 14, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: U.K. is set to bar Huawei in a major U.S. victory
It's a huge shift from just six months ago when the U.S. war against Huawei seemed largely lost.

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Jul 14, 2020

The Daily 202: Trump's coronavirus blame game is part of a pattern from the White House
Anthony S. Fauci is the latest fall guy in a worsening pandemic, and response.

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Jul 14, 2020

How problematic is Trump's Roger Stone commutation? Just ask Barr.
Barr said in his confirmation hearing in the past year that a president couldn't give a pardon in exchange for someone promising not to incriminate them.

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Jul 14, 2020

Alabama and Texas runoffs: Voters prepare to set key November Senate matchups
Alabama Republicans will choose whether Jeff Sessions or Tommy Tuberville will challenge Sen. Doug Jones, while Texas Democrats will pick Sen. John Cornyn's rival.

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Jul 14, 2020

Democrats set sights on expanding House majority amid GOP troubles
Democrats in the lower chamber are feeling more confident by the day, as Trump's poll numbers drag down Republican candidates.

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Jul 14, 2020

Biden set to offer newly ambitious climate goals
Joe Biden plans to call Tuesday for ending carbon emissions from power plants within 15 years, a far more ambitious goal than his previous proposals.

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Jul 14, 2020

Power Up: Teachers unions say DeVos is making it easier to beat Trump in November
‘We're going to go all out,' AFT president Randi Weingarten said of the election.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump ad falsely suggests Biden supports defunding police
The Trump campaign is spending big money to promote an ad with a false narrative.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Trump administration 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 as recently as Friday that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Trump cites game show host on pandemic while undercutting doctors and questioning their expertise
While the president has played down the virus and dismissed the warnings of public health experts for months, his recent push has come amid a fresh surge in cases and concern over how to safely reopen schools.

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Jul 13, 2020

White House effort to undermine Fauci is criticized by public health experts, scientists and Democrats
The White House's effort to undermine top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci drew criticism from a wide range of scientists, academicians and lawmakers.

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Jul 13, 2020

Texas Senate runoff asks whether what worked for Democrats in 2018 still works in 2020
Many national Democrats support veteran MJ Hegar, but African American state Sen. Royce West is gaining energy from social protests.

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Jul 13, 2020

The White House's favorite new coronavirus metric — mortality rate — probably won't be a favorite for long
It's a useful measure because of the specific qualities of the pandemic in the immediate moment, including the now-rising death rate.

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Jul 13, 2020

Trump cites game show host on pandemic while undercutting health officials and questioning their expertise
While Trump has downplayed the virus and dismissed the warnings of public health experts for months, his recent push has come amid a fresh surge in cases and concern over how to safely reopen schools in the coming weeks

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Jul 13, 2020

How problematic is Trump's Roger Stone commutation? Just ask William Barr.
Barr said in his confirmation hearing in the past year that a president couldn't give a pardon in exchange for someone promising not to incriminate them.

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Jul 13, 2020

White House lawyer gives Trump extra time to file his personal financial disclosure forms, the second extension since May 15
A White House spokesperson said Trump needed more time because he has been focused on the coronavirus and other matters.

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Jul 13, 2020

A month later, Pence's wildly optimistic view of the pandemic has proved almost entirely wrong
The government's head of the coronavirus response completely failed to see the new surge coming — and denied that it was.

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Jul 13, 2020

The White House's maligning of Anthony Fauci, annotated
The White House has promoted talking points that attack Fauci for saying things Trump said long after health officials changed their tune, and otherwise omit plenty of context. Here's what Fauci said and what we knew at the time.

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Jul 13, 2020

Trump's attacks on Fauci and other experts reinforce that he'd rather Americans be confused than concerned
With the alternative being accountability, Trump's coronavirus response devolves into an attempt to muddy the waters.

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Jul 13, 2020

Trump frustrated with campaign manager Parscale amid falling polls
Brad Parscale is brash and self-promoting as Trump's campaign manager. But he's increasingly out favor with his boss, and others in the campaign are gaining influence.

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Jul 13, 2020

The Daily 202: Trump's move to weaken key environmental law could sideline communities of color
The decision to scale back NEPA will speed the development of pipelines and other infrastructure projects.

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Jul 13, 2020

State, local governments wrestle over quickly dwindling coronavirus aid, complicating talks on next federal bill
A $150 billion federal program designed to help states, cities and counties respond to the coronavirus pandemic has pit governments against each other, forcing them to scrap over the fast-dwindling, limited aid.

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Jul 13, 2020

Power Up: Trump breaks with health officials as pandemic worsens in key states
Testing is lagging as Florida sets infection record.

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Jul 13, 2020

Trump says his economic policies have been good for African Americans. Look closer.
Trump's policies and programs — notably regarding the Minority Business Development Agency and the Small Business Administration — have not helped black economic development.

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Jul 13, 2020

President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims
In just 14 months, President Trump doubled the number of claims he made in the first 27 months of his presidency.

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Jul 12, 2020

How a bipartisan stimulus became a political stumbling block
In this edition: The newly bitter politics of the CARES Act, the closing messages in next week's primaries, and the president cancels a rally while donning a mask.

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Jul 12, 2020

Parscale hits a rough patch as Trump's campaign manager
Brad Parscale is brash and self-promoting as Trump's campaign manager. But he's increasingly out favor with his boss, and others in the campaign are gaining influence.

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Jul 12, 2020

Sen. Graham says Mueller may be invited to testify in wake of op-ed on Trump's commutation of Stone sentence
Mueller had defended his office's prosecution of Stone, Trump's longtime friend and political adviser, in a Washington Post op-ed a day earlier.

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Jul 12, 2020

Biden's vision comes into view, and it's much more liberal than it was
As Joe Biden balances a liberal surge with his longtime centrism, a governing blueprint emerges that's far more progressive than Biden's record but doesn't go as far as many liberals want.

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Jul 12, 2020

Roger Stone, and Trump's extraordinary record on clemency
An inordinate number of Trump's pardons and commutations have gone to people with either personal or political ties to him, and he has also shown himself willing to intervene in serious cases, such as those involving murder or corruption, that other presidents have avoided.

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Jul 12, 2020

Trump's drop in polls has confident Democrats sensing ‘a tsunami coming' in November
Both Democratic and Republican operatives increasingly view Trump as a drag on GOP candidates in many key Senate and House races — especially in suburban areas, where polling and focus group data suggest he has been bleeding support.

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Jul 11, 2020

Trump dons mask in public for the first time, months after public health experts said everyone should
Trump has disparaged his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, for wearing a mask and publicly downplayed the importance of face coverings during the pandemic.

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Jul 11, 2020

The once-mocked ‘Never Trump' movement becomes a sudden campaign force
The anti-Trump groups seek to build a national political operation, with a particular focus on convincing white suburban voters who consider themselves true Republicans to break from the president.

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Jul 11, 2020

A onetime Alabama favorite son hopes to win back his Senate seat. Trump stands in the way.
Trump has been brutal taunting his former attorney general Jeff Sessions over his recusal from control of the Russia investigation. The abuse undermines Sessions in Tuesday's GOP runoff against Tommy Tuberville.

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Jul 11, 2020

Fauci is sidelined by the White House as he steps up blunt talk on pandemic
Trump hasn't talked to the scientist since early June, saying ‘he's made a lot of mistakes.'

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Jul 11, 2020

Why Trump's intervention in the Roger Stone case is extraordinary — even for him
An inordinate number of Trump's pardons and commutations have gone to people with either personal or political ties to him, and he has also shown himself willing to intervene in serious cases, such as those involving murder or corruption, that other presidents have avoided.

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Jul 11, 2020

Why Trump's pardon history is so unprecedented
An inordinate number of Trump's pardons and commutations have gone to people with either personal or political ties to him, and he has also shown himself willing to intervene in serious cases, such as those involving murder or corruption, that other presidents have avoided.

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Jul 11, 2020

With wave of major rulings, Roberts and Supreme Court emerge as powerful counterweight to Trump and Congress
With November's election looming, the court's five Republican-appointed conservatives and four liberals picked by Democratic presidents may have looked for chances to cross lines and display their independence.

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump commutes sentence of confidant Roger Stone who was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering
The president labeled the prosecution a ‘Witch Hunt' on Twitter and amplified Stone's claims of juror bias during his federal trial last year in Washington.

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump's commutation of Roger Stone's sentence, annotated
Walking through Trump's hyperbolic and often false explanation for his entirely predictable decision.

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump commutes sentence of confidant Roger Stone. He was set to go to prison July 14 for lying to Congress and witness tampering.
The president labeled the prosecution a ‘Witch Hunt' on Twitter and amplified Stone's claims of juror bias during his federal trial last year in Washington.

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Jul 10, 2020

After months of decline, America's coronavirus death rate begins to rise
The spike is driven by a recent wave of cases in Southern and Western states.

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Jul 10, 2020

CDC: Covid-19 death toll is twice as high among people of color under age 65 as for white Americans
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.

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Jul 10, 2020

Majority of Americans say race discrimination is a big problem in the U.S.
Most Americans view race relations as a major issue and believe that President Trump has made matters worse, according to polling.

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Jul 10, 2020

If these are the polls he's using, no wonder Trump thinks 2020 is going well
A Post columnist got a look at the numbers Trump thinks show he's going to win in November.

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Jul 10, 2020

The Trump campaign warns that a Biden presidency could be as dangerous and violent as Trump's
As a candidate, Trump promised to fix crime. Now, he deflects blame.

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Jul 10, 2020

The point isn't that the cognitive test is easy. The point is that Trump keeps bragging about it.
Criticize the boasting, not the test.

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Jul 10, 2020

How the Trump administration has tried to explain clearing protesters from Lafayette Square
The Trump administration has given differing and at times contradictory accounts of why protesters were cleared outside Lafayette Square on June 1.

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump delays Saturday rally in New Hampshire because of weather, White House says
Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that the event would be postponed by a week or two because of a forecast for a "big storm."

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump's ongoing shortsightedness about the pandemic may be sealing his fate
That he can't

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Jul 10, 2020

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 former aide and longtime confidant.

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Jul 10, 2020

The Technology 202: Tech to contain coronavirus on college campuses sparks fresh privacy concerns
Schools are considering everything from contact-tracing apps to facial recognition.

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Jul 10, 2020

The Daily 202: 2020 primaries reveal the atrophy of political ‘machines'
Amy Kennedy's upset victory in South Jersey was stunning to local activists.

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Jul 10, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: Biden campaign hires first top cybersecurity official to protect against digital threats
The campaign is also hiring a new chief technology officer as it ramps up for the general election.

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Jul 10, 2020

The Health 202: Why determining the coronavirus death rate is so tricky
It involves knowing how many people were infected, not just who tested positive.

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting himself
In lengthy monologues, Trump portrays a deadly pandemic, stalled economy and deep-seated racial unrest as happening to him rather than the country.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Rep. Dan Crenshaw questions Sen. Tammy Duckworth's values in Trump campaign meetup
The Texas Republican added his voice to a chorus of Republicans who have questioned the Illinois Democrat's views since she suggested that protesters who opposed monuments to some of the Founding Fathers should be listened to.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Rulings let Trump keep his taxes under wraps for now, but his angry reaction underscores a political risk
The Supreme Court decisions could give Democrats, including Joe Biden, more ammunition in their attempts to raise ethical questions about a president who has fought relentlessly to keep his financial records out of the public eye.

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