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Washington Redskins move toward changing controversial name

Amid pressure from sponsors, the team reversed years of resistance in announcing a review of the name today. Two people familiar with talks between the team and the NFL say a new name and mascot are expected, possibly before the 2020 season.

11 things to watch to better understand America at this moment

This Fourth of July, watch "Da 5 Bloods," "I Am Not Your Negro" and other films and TV shows that examine race in America.

July 4 weekend could mark a crossroads for efforts to quell outbreak

Americans' willingness to forgo cookouts and patio parties may determine whether the country will withstand the coronavirus's recent surge.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

How Fauci and 5 other experts handle masking, hair cuts, doctor’s appointments and more

Academics and epidemiologists share their personal rules for covid-19 safety.
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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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Closing her binder and turning on a heel, Kayleigh McEnany makes a pointed exit from Monday’s White House press briefing. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Closing her binder and turning on a heel, Kayleigh McEnany makes a pointed exit from Monday’s White House press briefing. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

The political theater of Kayleigh McEnany’s scripted walk-offs

The White House press secretary has a well-rehearsed tactic (bam!) for getting the last word.

Discussion of Russia bounties renews focus on Marines’ deaths

Intelligence analysts believe those who planned the 2019 attack in Afghanistan may have been paid a bounty by a Russian military intelligence unit.
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Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly turned an intuitive female bond into a tool for abuse

Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s onetime girlfriend and associate who was arrested Thursday, allegedly served in a role in his sex trafficking scheme to make girls feel safe so they could be abused.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) speaks on Capitol Hill in 2018. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) speaks on Capitol Hill in 2018. (Alex Brandon/AP)

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

The Democratic senator wants assurances the Pentagon will not act against against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer who testified during the impeachment inquiry.

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.

Trump’s niece asks court to lift restraining order related to tell-all book

In her first public comments, Mary Trump says in an affidavit that her family misled her into signing a confidentiality agreement two decades ago.
A view of the skyline of Hong Kong at sunset on June 29. (Vincent Yu/AP)
A view of the skyline of Hong Kong at sunset on June 29. (Vincent Yu/AP)
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China strangles its world city

Not long ago, Hong Kong was seen as the city that would prefigure a more liberal, prosperous future for China.

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.

N.Y. prosecutors file appeal in Manafort case

The attempt to revive the case is widely seen as an attempt to guarantee that Paul Manafort would still serve prison time should President Trump move to pardon him.

How a newspaper cartoon with a swastika-wearing Trump roiled a Florida community

A veteran Key Biscayne cartoonist used a swastika to point out dangers to the U.S. Constitution. Many readers saw it as insensitive.
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken docked with the International Space Station on May 31. (NASA TV/AP)
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken docked with the International Space Station on May 31. (NASA TV/AP)

About halfway through their mission, NASA astronauts are preparing for their return

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have been floating around in the International Space Station for about a month. The space agency says the soonest the pair could return home is Aug. 2.
Yekaterina Gorbunova and three of her four children outside Moscow. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)
Yekaterina Gorbunova and three of her four children outside Moscow. (Oksana Yushko for The Post)

‘We feel absolutely abandoned’: Russia’s economic crisis swallows families that once seemed secure

Charities and aid groups are seeing something new: families never before in financial trouble seeking help, food and even a place to live.

Lawmakers criticize SBA leadership’s management of disaster-loans program

Lawmakers said the agency fell far short of expectations even given the unique challenges associated with this economic crisis. “The administration of this program has been absolutely terrible,” said Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.).

Walmart transforming 160 store parking lots into drive-ins

The retailer is partnering with Tribeca Entertainment for the summer initiative. It’s unclear if the movies will be new releases, but admission is free, the company said.
Four historically black colleges and universities are adapting to stay open during the pandemic. (Taylor Turner, Amber Ferguson/The Post)

Unable to afford coronavirus testing, colleges are halting football season

The decision at Morehouse College, an HBCU and one of six schools with NCAA sports that have canceled their fall seasons, could be a sign of things to come across Division II and III, as well as the less wealthy ranks of Division I.

MLB’s return mirrors the Bundesliga’s, except the pandemic response was swifter in Germany

Germany’s proactive response to the coronavirus enabled its top-tier soccer league to resume in mid-May. Baseball is about to make a similar attempt in an environment where there are many more cases.
The image of George Floyd is projected on the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond on June 10. (John McDonnell/The Post)
The image of George Floyd is projected on the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond on June 10. (John McDonnell/The Post)

Judge who issued injunction blocking removal of Richmond’s Lee statue recuses 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.
Breonna Taylor in Louisville. (Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar/AP)
Breonna Taylor in Louisville. (Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar/AP)

The debate around Breonna Taylor memes: Do they bring attention to the cause or trivialize her death?

Some have used memes to give attention to Breonna Taylor's death, but others question whether they’re able to spark change.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

It took years of searching (and some terrible slices) to get to a chocolate pie we all deserve

This pie is only as good as the chocolate you use. Buy the best you can afford.
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The walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. (Alex Pulaski for The Post)
The walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. (Alex Pulaski for The Post)

Yellowstone during the pandemic: Reliably magnificent

As the national park reopens, the staff is wary but hopeful, and the geysers keep spouting.
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