The virus is persisting — and, in some places, spreading aggressively — in parts of the South, Midwest and far West, including in states that were among the last to impose shutdowns and the first to lift them.
The Trump administration is doing by fiat what it has struggled to accomplish through lengthy rulemaking — dismantling federal regulations designed to protect workers, consumers, investors and the environment.
The president has floated the idea of a federal takeover of D.C. police and threatened to send active-duty military into the city. For now, the Justice Department says the National Guard is supporting civilian authority and is not making arrests.
A spokesman told Vox that it was “a mistake” to deny that the agency employed tear gas on protesters outside the White House. Hours later, the acting chief reiterated his statement that Park Police officers did not use tear gas.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has promised the VP pick will be a woman. In this quiz, we offer up a series of things Biden might consider when making the pick and ask you how important each should be. Then, we’ll show who matches up best with your priorities.
By Brittany Renee Mayes, Kevin Uhrmacher and Aaron Blake
While the epidemic was initially concentrated in the capital, Tehran, and the holy city of Qom, the new flare-up has largely been centered in Khuzestan province, an oil-rich region in Iran’s southwest.