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Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops

By Eric Schmitt, Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos

The recovery of large amounts of American cash at a Taliban outpost in Afghanistan helped tip off U.S. officials. It is believed that at least one U.S. troop death was the result of the bounties.

‘Feeling Like Death’: Inside a Houston Hospital Bracing for a Virus Peak

‘Feeling Like Death’: Inside a Houston Hospital Bracing for a Virus Peak

By Sheri Fink

As young patients fill new virus wards, Houston Methodist is calling nurses to work extra shifts and ramping up its testing efforts.

‘They Want to Kill Me’: Many Covid Patients Have Terrifying Delirium

‘They Want to Kill Me’: Many Covid Patients Have Terrifying Delirium

By Pam Belluck

Paranoid hallucinations plague many coronavirus patients in I.C.U.s, an experience that can slow recovery and increase risk of depression and cognitive issues.

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Editors' Picks

Florida’s Covid Cases Up Fivefold in 2 Weeks: ‘The Numbers Are Scary’

U.S.

Florida’s Covid Cases Up Fivefold in 2 Weeks: ‘The Numbers Are Scary’

By Frances Robles

A surge in coronavirus cases has prompted officials to prohibit alcohol sales in bars and close Miami beaches for the coming holiday. But will it be enough?

How Texas Swaggered Into a Coronavirus Disaster

Opinion

How Texas Swaggered Into a Coronavirus Disaster

By Mimi Swartz

The state wanted to be among the first to reopen. It’s now dealing with the consequences.

World

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

By Catherine Porter

Allan Adam leads a Dene nation that famously fought the Canadian government and oil lobby in its territory.

With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

By Daniel Politi

An Argentine man stuck in Portugal because of the virus travels for 85 days the only way he could: in a small boat.

Taiwan Celebrates Pride With a Public Parade

By Chris Horton

Hundreds joined a march in Taipei, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event during the coronavirus pandemic.

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U.S.

1 Dead After Man Shoots Into Crowd at Breonna Taylor Protest Site

By Austin Ramzy and Lucy Tompkins

Video footage showed a man firing more than a dozen shots at a park in Louisville, Ky., where demonstrators were protesting Ms. Taylor’s shooting death by the police in March.

‘We Could Be Feeling This for the Next Decade’: Virus Hits College Towns

‘We Could Be Feeling This for the Next Decade’: Virus Hits College Towns

By Shawn Hubler

Opening bars and bringing back football teams have led to new outbreaks. Communities that evolved around campuses face potentially existential losses in population, jobs and revenue.

Mississippi Lawmakers Vote to Retire State Flag Rooted in the Confederacy

Mississippi Lawmakers Vote to Retire State Flag Rooted in the Confederacy

By Rick Rojas

The flag, which has flown since 1894, is poised to come down, becoming yet another emblem of the Confederacy to be removed across the South.

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Politics

How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement

How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement

By Glenn Thrush and Elaina Plott

More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield he longed to leave.

Trump Retweets Racist Video Showing Supporter Yelling ‘White Power’

Trump Retweets Racist Video Showing Supporter Yelling ‘White Power’

By Michael D. Shear

The president later deleted the tweet, which once again showed his willingness to use social media to amplify some of the most hateful commentary of some of his followers, even at a moment of unrest.

How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

By Mark Mazzetti, Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman

A lawyer for the former national security adviser turned to the attorney general for help, and he delivered, months before a pair of appellate judges handed Mr. Flynn another legal victory.

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Business

Chesapeake Energy, a Shale Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Chesapeake Energy, a Shale Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

By Clifford Krauss

The company helped turn the United States into a gas exporter but became known for an illegal scheme to suppress the price of oil and gas leases.

‘We Live From the Tourists’: Orlando Workers Face Virus’s Fallout

‘We Live From the Tourists’: Orlando Workers Face Virus’s Fallout

By Eve Edelheit and Brooks Barnes

The pandemic decimated central Florida’s once-booming leisure and hospitality industry. Disney World and other destinations have started to reopen, but infections in the state are surging.

Boeing Gets Go-Ahead for Test Flights of Its Troubled 737 Max

Boeing Gets Go-Ahead for Test Flights of Its Troubled 737 Max

By Niraj Chokshi and David Gelles

The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, are a major step in getting the plane flying again.

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Technology

TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How?

TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How?

By John Herrman

Two researchers have studied political expression on the app since the Musical.ly era. Here’s what they found.

Tackling the Unsolvable Problem: The Bottomless Email Inbox

tech fix

Tackling the Unsolvable Problem: The Bottomless Email Inbox

By Brian X. Chen

For $99 a year, Hey wants to help us restore some control. The new service has a way to go — and so does email, come to think of it.

How to Dig Up Family History Online

Tech Tip

How to Dig Up Family History Online

By J. D. Biersdorfer

Digitized newspaper archives and hyperlocal historical sources can help you understand how your ancestors lived.

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Sports

Baseball Avoided a Lost Season. But Bigger Threats May Lie Ahead.

Baseball Avoided a Lost Season. But Bigger Threats May Lie Ahead.

By Tyler Kepner

The contentious negotiations between M.L.B. and the players’ union that nearly killed the 2020 season only deepened a schism that could soon swallow up the sport.

Is This Whistle the Future of Refereeing?

Is This Whistle the Future of Refereeing?

By Chantel Jennings

Officiating with a deep breath and a burst of air no longer seems wise in the coronavirus era. Is a hand-held, electronic whistle the answer?

The Lost Spring

The Lost Spring

By Joe Drape and Monique Jaques

For many young athletes, senior night is the last act of the last season of their high school careers, and their days as competitive athletes. But how do you celebrate after the coronavirus rewrites the story?

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Arts

In ‘And She Could Be Next,’ Women of Color Take on Politics

In ‘And She Could Be Next,’ Women of Color Take on Politics

By Maya Phillips

The two-part documentary, which follows the campaigns of several female politicians of color and the communities that rally with them, shows what a systemic shift actually looks like.

‘Lungs’ Review: Claire Foy and Matt Smith Chase Love in the Dark

critic’s pick

‘Lungs’ Review: Claire Foy and Matt Smith Chase Love in the Dark

By Ben Brantley

In Duncan Macmillan’s play, streaming live from the Old Vic, the stars of “The Crown” play a contradictory couple in an age of isolation.

Museum of the City of New York: Reduced but Reopening

Museum of the City of New York: Reduced but Reopening

By Colin Moynihan

After layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts, the museum prepares to reopen with a reduced budget and will present an exhibition about the pandemic.

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New York

Why the $6 Billion N.Y.P.D. Is Now a Target of ‘Defund the Police’

Why the $6 Billion N.Y.P.D. Is Now a Target of ‘Defund the Police’

By Michael Schwirtz and Ali Watkins

The New York police have taken on a vast purview beyond crime fighting that includes schools and mental health. Officials are now rethinking that.

How the Virus and Protests Changed a 50-Year Celebration of Pride

How the Virus and Protests Changed a 50-Year Celebration of Pride

By Mihir Zaveri and Michael Gold

A quiet event marked the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade, but a counter parade drew a large contingent, and some protesters clashed with police.

How These Students Lost, and Recaptured, the Magic of Senior Year

How These Students Lost, and Recaptured, the Magic of Senior Year

By Eliza Shapiro and David W. Chen

Yearbook and high school newspaper editors have spent the past few months trying to preserve traditions upended by the coronavirus.

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Media & Advertising

Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

By Ben Smith

The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.

Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’

Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’

By Sean T. Collins

It’s weird. It’s scathing. It’s even a little disturbing. For the writer, that feels just about right.

Books Are a Great Fit for Quarantine. The Book Business, Not So Much.

Books Are a Great Fit for Quarantine. The Book Business, Not So Much.

By Elizabeth A. Harris

You can read or write a book from home just fine. Publishing one, however, remains a very social activity.

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Obituaries

Li Zhensheng, Photographer of China’s Cultural Revolution, Dies at 79

Li Zhensheng, Photographer of China’s Cultural Revolution, Dies at 79

By Amy Qin

With his camera and red arm band, he captured the dark side of Mao’s revolution at great personal risk. Many of the images were stashed under a floor, going undeveloped for years.

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Opinion

Trump’s Napalm Politics? They Began With Newt

Trump’s Napalm Politics? They Began With Newt

By Jennifer Senior

Gingrich wrote the playbook for it all. The nastiness, the contempt for norms, the transformation of political opponents into enemies.

Yes, Even George Washington

Yes, Even George Washington

By Charles M. Blow

Slavery was a cruel institution that can’t be excused by its era.

Who Will Get to Swim This Summer?

Who Will Get to Swim This Summer?

By Andrew W. Kahrl

History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.

Montaigne Fled the Plague, and Found Himself

THE STONE

Montaigne Fled the Plague, and Found Himself

By Robert Zaretsky

As disease and war ravaged the nation, he left town and invented the essay.

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