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Pool testing could be the newest strategy to battle coronavirus. Here’s how it works.

Also known as batch testing, pool testing combines samples from several people and tests them for the coronavirus all at once, cutting down on the time and supplies required.

With Trump leading the way, record surge in new infections exposes failures in U.S. response

As case numbers rise, a virus that has killed at least 123,000 Americans has revealed a crisis in governance extending from the Oval Office to state capitals to local city councils.

Trump promotes video of a supporter saying ‘white power’

The video of a pro-Trump golf cart parade in the Villages, a retirement community in central Florida, includes counterprotesters calling the president a bigot.

1 dead after man shoots into crowd at Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville

Authorities have not said whether anyone was arrested in the shooting, which took place around 9 p.m. after a day of peaceful protests.
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National security adviser John Bolton speaks to the media outside the West Wing at the White House in 2019. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

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The former national security adviser’s tell-all book has collided with a bombastic president and shows the perils of playing bad cop, bad cop.

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Amy Kennedy is trying to establish a new beachhead for one of the most famous families in Democratic politics while Brigid Callahan Harrison is the establishment pick in the primary.

How the founder of the Telegram messaging app stood up to the Kremlin — and won

Russia’s surrender to Pavel Durov shows the challenges for states seeking to control social media.

Lebanese judge bans media from interviewing U.S. ambassador after anti-Hezbollah comments

Ambassador Dorothy Shea had expressed long-standing U.S. concerns in an interview with the Saudi state broadcaster. It’s unclear whether the ban will be enforced.
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People attend a June 7 protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, racism and in support of democracy in Brasilia, Brazil. (Adriano Machado/Reuters)

In Brazil, the death of a poor black child in the care of rich white woman brings a racial reckoning

Demonstrators see a double standard in a diverse country that has long denied racism.
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Complaints about airline service have skyrocketed during pandemic

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Kansas State players demand action after student’s tweet insults George Floyd

The school responded, saying it is committed to “taking positive steps in the matters of social injustice and racism.”
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John Wall celebrates Washington's victory over the Boston Celtics during game six of the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2017. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
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Taylor Blackwell, 9, jumps double-Dutch during an event at Black Lives Matter Plaza on Saturday. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)

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Will Ferrell, left, and Rachel McAdams in “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” (Netflix)
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