Jeffrey Henry, left, watches his son, Jackson, assemble a desktop crab robot in his learning area. (Ralph Lauer for The Post)
Jeffrey Henry, left, watches his son, Jackson, assemble a desktop crab robot in his learning area. (Ralph Lauer for The Post)

In 2020, back-to-school shopping means frantically searching for other families to ‘bubble up’ with

Parents are waking up to the idea that they will be more or less on their own for another six to nine months. For some, forming a team of nearby families in the same situation seems like the best solution.

Protesters set fire to police union headquarters in Portland

The latest violence came days after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at protesters who barricaded exits to a police precinct and started a fire that “was intended to cause serious injury or death."
Ju’Niyah Palmer holds an urn containing her sister's ashes. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
Ju’Niyah Palmer holds an urn containing her sister's ashes. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
A memorial to Breonna Taylor is seen in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 2. (Getty Images)
A memorial to Breonna Taylor is seen in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 2. (Getty Images)
Ju'Niyah Palmer is surrounded by photos and paintings of her sister at her mother's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
Ju'Niyah Palmer is surrounded by photos and paintings of her sister at her mother's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. (Joshua Lott for The Post)

The sisters had always been inseparable. Then, in a matter of minutes, Breonna Taylor was gone.

For Ju’Niyah Palmer, the police killing of Breonna Taylor in their shared apartment was not only a public outrage but a personal tragedy.
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At least 21 people shot, one fatally, at a party in Southeast Washington

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said at least three shooters opened fire from different locations at the gathering in the city’s Greenway neighborhood around 12:30 a.m. At least 11 victims were female.

A president ignored: Trump’s outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug

More than 3½ years into his term, President Trump often finds himself minimized, as many of his outrageous or groundless statements are briefly considered and then, just as quickly, dismissed.

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Renovations take place at the park in Franklin Square. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Renovations take place at the park in Franklin Square. (Matt McClain/The Post)

For Franklin Square to be saved, much of it and 63 trees will be destroyed

Officials hope the addition of a pavilion, fountain, art exhibit space, children’s play area and public restrooms will transform Franklin Square into a welcoming space that will no longer be just a place to wait for a bus.

Released prisoner accused of raping, killing Virginia woman has died

Ibrahim Bouaichi was arrested in October for sexual assault, then released on bond in April amid covid-19 concerns. Bouaichi, who was charged with murdering the assault victim, shot himself as police closed in on him Wednesday.
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President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend a bilateral meeting in 2019 at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump moves to use human rights as a cudgel against China amid growing tensions

Sanctions on Chinese entities in Hong Kong and Xinjiang have provided the administration another set of tools to outflank Beijing amid fallout from the pandemic and the collapse of bilateral trade negotiations.

Montana’s ticket-splitters could decide a race that’s put the Senate within Democrats’ reach

Freshman Republican Sen. Steve Daines is being challenged by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock in a state where voters pride themselves on their independence.
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Lebanon’s top politicians resist calls to resign as world leaders consider how to help

Limited government resignations fell far short of demands of demonstrators who want to overhaul a system seen as corrupt.

Afghanistan to release last 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks

The move comes after months of delays and intense U.S. pressure on the Afghan government to begin direct talks as outlined in the U.S.-Taliban peace deal.
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An aerial photograph taken Sunday shows containment operations for engine fuel leaking from the vessel MV Wakashio, which ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the southeast coast of Mauritius. (AFP/Getty Images)

Rough seas hamper response to Mauritius ship leak; oil spill reaches 1,000 tons

The spreading disaster is threatening protected habitats and tourism in the Indian Ocean island nation. France and Japan have pledged help.
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Seven East Coast states saw their hottest July on record

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Taylor Ellis, 26, of Cockeysville, Md., and 6-week old Rosalie. Ellis is blind, but technology allowed her to get a 3-D bas-relief model from the ultrasound image of Rosalie’s face. (Andrew Mangum for The Post)
Taylor Ellis, 26, of Cockeysville, Md., and 6-week old Rosalie. Ellis is blind, but technology allowed her to get a 3-D bas-relief model from the ultrasound image of Rosalie’s face. (Andrew Mangum for The Post)

3-D images from ultrasounds allow blind parents to feel their infant’s face

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Reuben Foster rides a cart off the field after suffering an injury during practice in 2019. (AP)
Reuben Foster rides a cart off the field after suffering an injury during practice in 2019. (AP)

Washington activates Reuben Foster off physically unable to perform list

Foster, 26, takes the roster spot left vacant by running back Derrius Guice.
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A masked runner exercises at the Lincoln Memorial. (Matt McClain/The Post)
A masked runner exercises at the Lincoln Memorial. (Matt McClain/The Post)

Outdoor stairs or stadium bleachers offer an excellent all-around covid-era workout

If you’ve got some stairs nearby, you can create a regimen that rolls three workouts in one: cardio, strength and plyometric movements such as leaps, jumps and bounds.
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“Untitled, San Quentin, California” (1957) by Gordon Parks. (Museum of Modern Art, Family of Man Fund/Gordon Parks Foundation)
“Untitled, San Quentin, California” (1957) by Gordon Parks. (Museum of Modern Art, Family of Man Fund/Gordon Parks Foundation)
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With his camera, Gordon Parks humanized the Black people others saw as simply criminals

A timely new book presents the photographer’s 1957 photo essay on crime in expanded form.
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(The Washington Post illustration/iStock)

Stuck stateside needn’t mean you can’t chat with foreign locals — and improve your language skills

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