Texas sees sharp decline in tax revenue as surge in cases unleashes more uncertainty

The jump in coronavirus cases threatens to arrest the country’s early economic recovery.
A growing number of residents are calling for the Market House in downtown Fayetteville, N.C., to be torn down. (D.L. Anderson for The Post)
A growing number of residents are calling for the Market House in downtown Fayetteville, N.C., to be torn down. (D.L. Anderson for The Post)

In Fayetteville, George Floyd killing divides black elected officials and protesters of color

This North Carolina city is the birthplace of George Floyd, whose death ignited national protests over police abuse and long-standing racial inequities. As protests have grown here, the city has also become home to a clash between the urgent demands of younger activists pushing for swift change and the careful pragmatism of their elders.
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McEnany defends Trump’s view on Confederate flag by claiming he doesn’t have one

President Trump and his White House allies are struggling to mount a defense for increasingly antiquated views.
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The death of Army Spec. Vanessa Guillén has opened deep wounds for women in uniform, who said Guillén has quickly become emblematic of darkly systemic problems in the military.

Deutsche Bank fined $150 million for relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

New York regulators faulted the German bank for what it called a series of procedural failures and mistakes in its handling of the billionaire investor’s accounts.
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Democrats again take aim at Confederate statues in the Capitol

House Democrats included language in a federal funding bill ordering the removal of statues of those who participated in the Confederate Army or government as well as people with unambiguous records of racial intolerance.
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The data on coronavirus deaths doesn’t tell the story Trump claims it does

Deaths are down, which is good. The question is whether they'll stay down as cases spike.
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The Trump White House finally — if unintentionally — invokes the Armenian genocide

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany referenced vandalism of the “Armenian Genocide Memorial.” The invocation of the G-word is something administrations have avoided for decades.
Health workers administer MMR vaccinations in 2019 in Apia, Samoa. (Chikara Yoshida/Getty Images)
Health workers administer MMR vaccinations in 2019 in Apia, Samoa. (Chikara Yoshida/Getty Images)

There was an effective vaccine. An outbreak struck anyway.

Last year, it became clear that, even in a small nation like Samoa, eradicating a preventable disease like measles was not simple at all.

Signs increasingly point to sabotage in fiery explosion at Iranian nuclear complex

Experts say they believe a bomb caused last week’s mysterious explosion at Iran’s main uranium facility. But it is unclear how badly the country’s nuclear program was set back.

Bubonic plague triggers health alert in China after herder is infected

Officials are stepping up precautions, banning the hunting, skinning and transportation of rodents that can carry the deadly bacteria.

Major U.S. cities confront spike in deadly shootings

As the nation faces a pandemic, financial catastrophe and massive social justice protests, it is suddenly also confronting a spike in violence in some of its major cities. 

Roger Stone again seeks to delay reporting to prison

The confidant to President Trump asked for a two-month extension because of coronavirus risks in prison. He is scheduled to surrender to a federal prison in Georgia next week.
Ian Haydon is part of a covid-19 vaccine trial being conducted by the biotechnology company Moderna Therapeutics. (Stuart Isett for The Post)
Ian Haydon is part of a covid-19 vaccine trial being conducted by the biotechnology company Moderna Therapeutics. (Stuart Isett for The Post)

On the trial and error of being injected with a covid-19 vaccine

Ian Haydon was one of the first people in the clinical trial for Moderna. This is what he's going through.
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Supreme Court keeps ban on robocalls to cellphones, tosses exception for government debt collection

The bottom line of Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants: The consultants “still may not make political robocalls to cell phones.”

Britain may further limit Huawei in 5G, a win for U.S. and blow to China

Britain and China have been clashing over Beijing’s ­crackdown on political freedoms and a strict new security law for Hong Kong.
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Braves, Nationals benefit the most from having a designated hitter in 2020

For the first time ever, the lineup cards for the National League will feature a designated hitter in all games, not just those where their opponent is from the American League.

Penn State basketball coach apologizes for ‘noose’ comment that prompted player’s transfer

Rasir Bolton, now at Iowa State, accused Nittany Lions Coach Pat Chambers of other acts of racial insensitivity, as well, and said he his concerns were inadequately addressed by Penn State’s athletic department.
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FedEx Field in Landover. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

A Redskins name change could happen soon. But the process might drag on for a while.

Washington is hoping to change its nickname before the start of the NFL season, but legal and branding experts say it could be very difficult to execute a complete overhaul in roughly three months.
A crew attaches a harness to the statue of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart on Richmond's Monument Avenue. (John McDonnell/The Post)
A crew attaches a harness to the statue of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart on Richmond's Monument Avenue. (John McDonnell/The Post)

Richmond’s statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is taken down

Erected in 1907, the memorial is the fourth and last to come down from city-owned property along Monument Avenue. Only the statue of Robert E. Lee, which sits on state-owned land, remains.

Overnight storms leave flooded Metro stops, high water on roads, downed trees and power outages

Metro's Cleveland Park stop flooded, five people were rescued in Maryland and more than 18,000 are without power in the region.

D.C. Council reconsiders sweeping police bill

Lawmakers plan to revisit the emergency measure they passed on June 9 to overhaul policing after complaints from Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, delaying its enactment for weeks.

Elite private and charter schools across Washington got millions in relief loans

Those types of schools have faced criticism for taking relief money during an economic crisis while their major funding streams have not stopped flowing.

Va. reports no daily virus deaths as region sees smallest case increase since April

The District, meanwhile, lost ground in a key metric after identifying a weeks-old spike in cases.

Md. biotech firm wins $1.6 billion to develop vaccine

The company, which produces vaccines through genetic engineering, is conducting a Phase 1 safety trial in Australia of an experimental vaccine.
Helicopters fly over President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at an Independence Day celebration Friday at Mount Rushmore. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
Helicopters fly over President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at an Independence Day celebration Friday at Mount Rushmore. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
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Mount Rushmore is colossal kitsch, perfect for a populist spectacle

President Trump’s speech made monumental claims as blunt and overscale as the men behind him.
Ennio Morricone in 2016. (Getty Images)
Ennio Morricone in 2016. (Getty Images)
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Ennio Morricone wrote the perfect soundtrack for a time when we miss movies more than ever

The composer, who died Monday, left a powerful legacy, including the score for “Cinema Paradiso,” with an intro that moves us to tears.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Post)

Figs are nature’s edible gems. Here are 6 recipes to use them.

From pizza to salad, figs are a great fit.
The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Ala. (Courtesy of Unclaimed Baggage)
The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Ala. (Courtesy of Unclaimed Baggage)

This store sells off travelers’ lost luggage. Here are the best and weirdest finds.

Impress you friends with a lizard leather pool cue you purchased at a discount from someone's unclaimed baggage.
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