Trump uses Mount Rushmore speech to exploit social divisions

In a dark speech ahead of Independence Day, President Trump focused on what he described as a “left-wing cultural revolution” that aims to rewrite U.S. history and erase its heritage.

Police chief fires 3 Colo. officers over photo taken near memorial site for Elijah McClain

McClain died last summer in Aurora, Colo., after he was placed in a chokehold and injected with a heavy sedative by paramedics.
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Redskins’ owner no longer has a choice over name, and he knows it

What has changed in the seven years since Daniel Snyder drew a hard line that he would “NEVER” change the name? Well, the world. There's no need for a “thorough review.” Just change the name as soon as possible.

U.S. sets 7th record in 9 days for new cases

With the rate of new coronavirus cases rising in nearly 40 states, Fourth of July celebrations have been canceled or scaled back as officials call for a more restrained approach to the holiday.

Prospect of vaccine unites anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and hippie moms in Germany

German health experts have warned that even if a coronavirus vaccine is approved, refusals could open the way to a resurgence of the virus.
Oscar Burnette, 2, has his temperature checked last month at Penn Quarter KinderCare in Washington. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)
Oscar Burnette, 2, has his temperature checked last month at Penn Quarter KinderCare in Washington. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Post)

The big factor holding back the U.S. economic recovery: Child care

The child-care crunch triggered by the pandemic has rapidly become a crisis that is disproportionately harming women and threatening to leave deep scars for years.
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‘The Cursed Platoon,’ Part 2

1st Lt. Clint Lorance had been in charge of his Army platoon for three days when he ordered them to kill three Afghans on a dirt road. After a second-degree murder conviction, Lorance was pardoned by President Trump, hailed as a hero. His troops suffered a different fate.
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Siberia meltdown alarms scientists

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Authorities search for protesters accused of vandalism as several face charges

Half a dozen individuals have been arrested and charged with destroying federal property in connection with efforts to bring down statues in the District — a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

American flag, deemed ‘target’ for protesters, ordered off Virginia Capitol construction site

Workers unfurled the flag ahead of Independence Day, at a corner that’s drawn sometimes violent protests.

Judge who issued injunction blocking removal of Richmond’s Lee statue appears to recuse himself from case

Judge Bradley B. Cavedo's recusal does not appear to affect the injunction, although it could affect the July 23 hearing date.

What you need to know if you’re planning on heading downtown Saturday

Officials are discouraging people from joining the festivities on the Mall out of fear that crowds could spread the novel coronavirus.

Sen. Duckworth to block military promotions unless Pentagon vows not to retaliate against Vindman

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) wants assurances military officials will not act against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer who testified during the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Battle over how U.S. will cast ballots in the fall is just heating up

Legal battles in about two dozen states are poised to shape how roughly 130 million registered voters cast ballots in upcoming contests.
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A “common pot” meal for vulnerable families in Santiago, Chile, on June 30. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

How has the pandemic affected global poverty? Here’s what’s happening — and what may follow.

The World Food Program says it needs to reach more people than ever before.

Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey, without the accused

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018 by Saudi government agents sent from Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has refused to extradite the suspects.

New Iraqi leader tries to rein in Iran-backed militias, but task proves daunting

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s raid on Kataib Hezbollah was the boldest move yet against the armed groups.

After he fatally shot an unarmed teen, a Kansas police officer was paid a $70,000 severance

Officer Clayton Jenison fired 13 times into a van being driven by a teenager. The Johnson County district attorney ruled the killing was justifiable, and the officer resigned — but city officials did not disclose the severance package.
The Paso del Norte border bridge as seen from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. (Reuters)
The Paso del Norte border bridge as seen from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. (Reuters)

Mexico raises new concern about Americans bringing virus south

With rising coronavirus numbers in Southern California, Texas and Arizona, leaders in Sonora and Tamaulipas are seeking tighter border restrictions and pleading for Americans not to cross.

Treasury, SBA appear to miss deadline to disclose small business loan data

The missed target date is a setback in the administration’s promises to be transparent about one of the largest economic stimulus packages ever created by the federal government.

Black women say Pinterest created a den of discrimination

Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks claim they were underpaid, faced racist comments, and were subject to retaliation for raising complaints. Other women are now coming forward with their own allegations of bias.
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June’s cautious economic recovery is based in part-time work and vulnerable industries

The unemployment rate isn’t wrong: Part-time work is still work. However, those jobs have already proved to be vulnerable to a slowing economy.
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Mike Trout looks on during summer workouts at Angel Stadium on Friday. (Getty Images)

MLB summer camp begins with strange sights and a superstar still on the fence

With teams reopening their spring training camps Friday, baseball’s Great Experiment of 2020 began in earnest.

Mike Gundy’s contract reduced by one year, $1 million after Oklahoma State review

Along with the decision, the school's athletic director said he believes the Cowboys coach needs to develop better personal relationships with his players.
An official announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation of minors by Jeffrey Epstein. (Reuters)
An official announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her role in the sexual exploitation of minors by Jeffrey Epstein. (Reuters)
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Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly turned an intuitive female bond into a tool for abuse

Having a woman in the room can make things seem okay, even when they’re not.
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Ten books to read in July

The best thing about social distancing? You have a valid excuse to stay home and read.
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