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The Washington Post ... 16th May 2020

The Washington Post ... Evening Edition ... The day's most important stories, curated by Post editors.

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Peter Burgess
Evening Edition: Crisis exposes how U.S. has hollowed out its government Inbox x The Washington Post Unsubscribe 5:09 PM (39 minutes ago) to me Sign up for this newsletter Read online The Washington Post Evening Edition The day's most important stories, curated by Post editors. Crisis exposes how U.S. has hollowed out its government The government’s halting response represents chronic weaknesses and years of underinvestment, compounded by President Trump’s open hostility to the federal bureaucracy. Even after the machinery of government clanked into motion, missteps, endemic obstacles and lack of clear communication have hampered efforts to meet the needs of the nation. By Dan Balz ● Read more » Summer weather could slow virus’s spread, but it won’t halt pandemic, experts say Heat, humidity and sunshine are helpful, but infectious disease experts say any benefit from summer conditions would likely be lost if people abandon efforts such as social distancing. By Andrew Freedman and Joel Achenbach ● Read more » Obama tells graduates pandemic debunks idea that ‘the folks in charge know what they’re doing’ The former president spoke to graduates of historically black college and universities this afternoon and will address high school students this evening. By Katie Mettler ● Read more » When it comes to successful virus responses, superpowers may need to study smaller nations Some of the world’s great powers have the largest and most deadly outbreaks, and some smaller countries are gaining newfound recognition for their early, and still tentative, successes. By Adam Taylor and Miriam Berger ● Read more » ADVERTISEMENT Top Democrats launch investigation into late-night firing of the State Department inspector general The firing of Steve Linick is the latest in a string of weekend removals of oversight officials who clashed with the Trump administration. The House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman said Linick was fired after opening an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. By Hannah Knowles ● Read more » Rep. Justin Amash says he won’t run for president Amash, a former Republican turned independent, previously said he’d seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination. By David Weigel ● Read more » As it prepares to fly humans, Elon Musk’s SpaceX faces the biggest challenge in its history If all goes to plan, this month's mission will be a monumental moment in space exploration: the first launch by a private company of people into orbit. By Christian Davenport ● Read more » ADVERTISEMENT Félicien Kabuga, tycoon who helped launch Rwandan genocide, arrested in Paris He was one of the most-wanted fugitives sought by Rwanda’s post-genocide government. By Max Bearak ● Read more » What the pandemic could mean for the future of public transportation In the wake of covid-19, issues of access are being brought to the forefront — and financial losses, possibly into the billions, could reverberate for months or even years into the future. By Shelly Tan, Alyssa Fowers, Dan Keating and Lauren Tierney ● Read more » New Zealand edges back to normal after quashing coronavirus in 49 days The country had been in almost complete lockdown, but with public health considerations met, the country is now turning to economic revival. By Anna Fifield ● Read more »

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