Trump’s angry reaction to court underscores 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.

Trump sidelines health advisers in rift over coronavirus response

An email from an HHS adviser accusing the CDC of “undermining the President” offers a window into pressure on the nation’s public health agency.

With coronavirus science still iffy, U.S. schools prepare to reopen

This pivotal moment comes as scientists are still trying to understand how the virus affects children and how children affect the spread of the virus.
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Paden and Riley Mendenhall spend time with their children Gage, 11, and Elora, 5, at a coffee shop in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
Paden and Riley Mendenhall spend time with their children Gage, 11, and Elora, 5, at a coffee shop in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
 Coleman Mallery and Jackie Hernandez walk along South Congress Avenue in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
Coleman Mallery and Jackie Hernandez walk along South Congress Avenue in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
 People cool off in the spillway below Barton Springs Pool in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
People cool off in the spillway below Barton Springs Pool in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
 A pedestrian is reflected in the window of a clothing store on South Congress Avenue in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
A pedestrian is reflected in the window of a clothing store on South Congress Avenue in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)

Time to shut down again? As cases surge, a growing chorus makes the case.

Governors are facing growing pressure from public health experts and local leaders to reimpose stay-at-home orders as the only way to regain control of outbreaks that threaten to overwhelm hospitals and send the death count rocketing.

Virtual try-ons are replacing fitting rooms during the pandemic

Retailers are trying to re-create the in-store experience while avoiding interaction, but privacy experts warn the technology could also expose valuable personal and biometric data.
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Biden offers $700 billion economic plan that contrasts with Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, proposed spending on American products and research, offering his own brand of economic nationalism to compete with President Trump’s and setting the stage for an election-year showdown over the economy.

More than 1,000 TSA employees have tested positive for coronavirus

Nearly all the workers who have tested positive are front-line security officers who have continued to work screening passengers at airport checkpoints throughout the pandemic.

Trump administration’s approach to testing is chaotic, states say

Labs and state officials said they were unsure who in the federal government to contact about supply issues.
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Trump’s campaign can’t escape pandemic

A surge in Tulsa. A surge in Jacksonville. The pandemic is spreading, whether the president wants to admit it or not.
Geoffrey S. Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is seen June 20 outside his office in New York. (AP)
Geoffrey S. Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is seen June 20 outside his office in New York. (AP)

Ousted U.S. attorney who investigated Trump associates says Barr pushed him to resign and take another job

Geoffrey Berman, who testified privately before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, described in a written statement the unusual sequence of events that led to his departure June 20. “The Attorney General said that if I did not resign from my position I would be fired,” he said in his statement.
Notre Dame Cathedral burns on April 15, 2019 in Paris. (AFP/Getty Images)
Notre Dame Cathedral burns on April 15, 2019 in Paris. (AFP/Getty Images)

Notre Dame to be rebuilt as it was before fire, French government says

President Emmanuel Macron did not want “to complicate the issue” with a contemporary gesture, according to an Élysée official. But the plans will include an apparent concession to those who preferred a more modern design.
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The pandemic and the dawn of an ‘Asian Century’

The pandemic may mark the moment the world’s preeminent superpower had to relinquish a certain vision of its own primacy as other countries — especially some rising powers in Asia — led the way.

Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody

The Bureau of Prisons said in a statement that the president’s former personal lawyer had “refused the conditions of his home confinement.” He was spotted outside a Manhattan restaurant last week.
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Vietnamese counterinsurgency specialist dies at 96

Chau, who died of complications from covid-19, was a soldier and politician who became an influential American ally and spent more than two years at a communist “re-education” camp in the 1970s. He later fled with his family to the United States.
President Trump talks to reporters about Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 4, 2019. (AP)
President Trump talks to reporters about Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 4, 2019. (AP)

Investigation rebukes Commerce Dept. for siding with Trump over forecasters during Hurricane Dorian

The inspector general’s delayed and harshly critical report lays out how political pressure from the White House led to a poorly crafted and unsigned statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last September.
A Postmates sticker is displayed next to an Uber Eats sticker on the window of a restaurant in San Francisco. (Getty Images)
A Postmates sticker is displayed next to an Uber Eats sticker on the window of a restaurant in San Francisco. (Getty Images)
Perspective

Uber-Postmates merger will bring only bad tidings for restaurants, consumers

The $2.65 billion deal, like previous high-tech mergers, will stifle innovation and competition, not enhance it.

Dow drops more than 300 points as new cases of covid-19 increase

Alongside troubling economic data, Wall Street is also reacting to public opinion on President Trump, experts said, and his reelection prospects for November. Walgreens was one of the biggest drags on the Dow, with shares falling nearly 8 percent on disappointing quarterly results.

To Native American groups, Redskins name is ‘worst offender.’ They hope for more changes.

The Cleveland Indians have announced plans to reconsider their name, and other teams with Native American iconography may eventually follow suit.
Gabriel Granados of Hillcrest High School in Dallas throws during a 2018 practice. (Andy Jacobsohn for The Post)
Gabriel Granados of Hillcrest High School in Dallas throws during a 2018 practice. (Andy Jacobsohn for The Post)

Texas high school football in doubt after Dallas schools leader’s comments

“That’s a true contact sport, I don’t see how we can pull that off,” the Dallas Independent School District superintendent told MSNBC.

Take it from the Wizards: Redskins name change won’t make everyone happy

A former Washington Bullets executive says fans would have warmed to the new name sooner if the Wizards had enjoyed more on-court success.

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

Six Nationals players are in isolation after taking an MLB-chartered flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami.

Big Ten moves all fall sports, including football, to conference-only schedules

The league becomes the first Power Five conference to make such a move, saying it allows for “the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season.”

Suspect charged in killing of 11-year-old at anti-violence cookout

Davon McNeal was struck in the head by a bullet on July 4. The boy’s killing, which came amid a surge of violence in the District, sparked family and community members to march in the street in outrage.
Health-care workers check in patients at a drive-through coronavirus testing site last month in Arlington. (Bloomberg)
Health-care workers check in patients at a drive-through coronavirus testing site last month in Arlington. (Bloomberg)

Anne Arundel issues region’s strictest mask mandate as area sees four-day rise in cases

Other key metrics, however, are holding steady or continuing to trend downward — but local officials still urged caution among residents as restrictions are lifted.
Akua’s “Lucid Dreams” is one memorable cut from “HOA010.” (Tyler Jones)
Akua’s “Lucid Dreams” is one memorable cut from “HOA010.” (Tyler Jones)
Review

A new generation of black artists is reclaiming the roots of techno music

How the HAUS of ALTR label is fighting “white supremacy in electronic music.”
From left, Erika Alexander, Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and Kim Coles on an episode of “Living Single,” which ran from 1993 through 1998. (Everett Collection)
From left, Erika Alexander, Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and Kim Coles on an episode of “Living Single,” which ran from 1993 through 1998. (Everett Collection)
Analysis

Why did it take so long for black sitcoms like ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and ‘Living Single’ to stream?

Shows such as “Martin” and “Moesha” are hardly the only classic black sitcoms gathering dust instead of collecting checks from Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max and others.

Unpacking the controversy around the erotic thriller ‘365 Days’

Critics of the popular film, available to stream on Netflix, have said it glamorizes rape and sex trafficking.
Coronavirus cake baked by Classy Girl Cupcakes in Wisconsin.
Coronavirus cake baked by Classy Girl Cupcakes in Wisconsin.

Coronavirus-shaped confections are popping up around the world

People are re-creating the virus in buttercream, fondant and candy.
The Milky Way over the dock at Redfish Lake in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. (Travis D. Amick)
The Milky Way over the dock at Redfish Lake in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. (Travis D. Amick)

At the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, socially distanced stargazing

This remote 1,416-square-mile territory boasts the clearest skies in the continental United States.
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