White House, Democrats meet on coronavirus relief plan

President Trump signaled earlier Thursday that absent a deal he will take executive actions on several fronts, including an eviction moratorium and unemployment assistance.

Top U.S. border official blames migrants for ignoring health guidelines after arrests jump 24 percent

Commissioner Mark Morgan faulted migrants for failing to heed social-distance warnings and attempting to cross the border during the pandemic.
Ebony Brown-Olaseinde and Segun Olaseinde with their twins, Jurnee and Jordan Olaseinde, who were born 12 weeks premature. (John O’Boyle/Saint Barnabas Medical Center)
Ebony Brown-Olaseinde and Segun Olaseinde with their twins, Jurnee and Jordan Olaseinde, who were born 12 weeks premature. (John O’Boyle/Saint Barnabas Medical Center)
Hospital workers mobilized to turn an intensive care unit into a makeshift operating room. (Saint Barnabas Medical Center)
Hospital workers mobilized to turn an intensive care unit into a makeshift operating room. (Saint Barnabas Medical Center)

A pregnant woman with covid-19 was dying. With one decision, her doctors saved three lives.

An oral history of a desperate moment in a pandemic.
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Acting Homeland Security chief bristles at criticism over response to Portland protests

Judge’s blistering opinion says courts have placed police beyond accountability

A federal judge in Mississippi said a White police officer’s stop of a Black driver was a miscarriage of justice, but he still dismissed the civil suit because of a controversial legal doctrine.
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N.Y. attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA, accuses gun rights group of fraud

In a civil lawsuit, New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges that CEO Wayne LaPierre and other top leaders drained $64 million from the National Rifle Association in three years.
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Pence calls Chief Justice John Roberts a ‘disappointment to conservatives’

The vice president’s rare rebuke came as he argued that the federal courts should be a big factor in the upcoming election.

Congress under pressure as states lift electricity shut-off bans during coronavirus crisis

As disconnections loom, lawmakers are at odds about what to do next.
A woman slides her mail-in ballot into a drop box in Newark, N.J., on July 7. (Seth Wenig/AP)
A woman slides her mail-in ballot into a drop box in Newark, N.J., on July 7. (Seth Wenig/AP)

More states are using ballot drop boxes for absentee voters, but the boxes are already drawing skepticism

Elections officials across the country are accelerating their efforts to install ballot drop boxes, but critics worry that the boxes will be hard to find or may not be properly monitored to prevent tampering.

After Beirut blast, race to save lives outweighs virus safety

It is still too soon to know what impact the explosions will have on Lebanon’s coronavirus outbreak, but hospitals were already under pressure in the capital.
A mushroom cloud billows above Hiroshima in 1945. (U.S. Army/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)
A mushroom cloud billows above Hiroshima in 1945. (U.S. Army/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)
Retropolis

75 years ago, the Enola Gay set out for Hiroshima. No one was sure how the first atomic attack would go.

The silver airplane, named for the pilot’s mother, barely got off the ground with the first atomic bomb used in war.

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.

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.
Satellite imagery and derived lightning density from the GOES East satellite capturing storms over the Carolinas on Wednesday. (RAMMB/CIRA)
Satellite imagery and derived lightning density from the GOES East satellite capturing storms over the Carolinas on Wednesday. (RAMMB/CIRA)

Lightning kills two N.C. men cleaning up from Hurricane Isaias

The men were cutting down trees in Wilmington, N.C., during a thunderstorm.

Facebook says Romanian network posed as pro-Trump Americans

The people behind the deceptive content used fake accounts and other methods to post about American political news, including drumming up support for President Trump's reelection, Facebook said.

Federal Reserve data show little appetite so far for its $600 billion Main Street lending program

The program has been dogged for months by a slow rollout, a bumpy start and little uptake since it went fully operational last month.
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I’m forgetful and disorganized, but I don’t know how to pull it together

Constant exposure to stress can cause symptoms including forgetfulness, mind fog, apathy, detachment and reduced ability to function or focus, and in 2020, our stress-response systems have been on high alert.
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone is among those masked up for the national anthem before a recent game against the Red Sox. (AP)
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone is among those masked up for the national anthem before a recent game against the Red Sox. (AP)

MLB tightens coronavirus rules, requiring masks in dugouts and compliance officers

Teams were told that repeated or flagrant violations could cause a team to be banned for the rest of the 2020 season and/or postseason.

LeBron James says NBA community doesn’t care whether Trump is watching

Responding to the president's claim of turning off games when players kneel for the national anthem, the Lakers superstar said the NBA isn't sad about losing the president's viewership and that "the game will go on without his eyes on it."

Mail-in ballot applications in Va. tap into worries about fraud with faulty instructions

A voter registration group with a history of error-prone mailers sent the forms with return envelopes addressed to the wrong elections offices.

Md. trooper wrote DWI tickets to fictitious drivers, pleads guilty to perjury

Trooper John Sollon filed entire false cases against defendants who didn't exist, and in some cases, officers tried in vain to track them down. Sollon is still employed by the state police with pay.
Healthcare workers check in patients at a drive-through coronavirus testing site earlier this summer in Arlington. (Bloomberg)
Healthcare workers check in patients at a drive-through coronavirus testing site earlier this summer in Arlington. (Bloomberg)

Coronavirus cases plateau across D.C. area as region’s caseload surpasses 200,000

The seven-day average of new daily cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia more than doubled during July, starting the month with fewer than 1,000 and ending with more than 2,000. But daily caseloads have ticked downward in recent days
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Running more than ever before? Here are tips for doing it safer and better.  

Strength training can protect your muscles, tendons and bones.
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Sam Jay in her Netflix stand-up special “3 in the Morning.” (Marcus Price/Netflix)

Sam Jay on her bold Netflix stand-up special and writing for the most diverse SNL cast yet

The "Saturday Night Live" writer taped "3 in the Morning," her one-hour special, "right before the world blew up."
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Tex-Mex: 9 recipes for queso, fajitas, chili and more

Tex-Mex has long depended on imported and Indigenous ingredients, as well as American appetites. But like Southwestern cuisine, its lasting, primary influence is tied to the foodways of Mexico.
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From left, Melissa and Jesse Azarva, Rae and Jason Miller, and Rebekah and Jared Wells on a date night in West Yellowstone outside Yellowstone National Park. (Family photo)

Why more families are teaming up and hitting the road in vacation pods

Families with similar levels of risk tolerance are forming pods to go on vacation — after a two-week quarantine.
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State Department lifts blanket international travel advisory after nearly five months

The department will revert to issuing recommendations on a country-specific basis.
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