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Tuesday’s Headlines: From race to plastic straws, Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for votes

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The morning’s most important stories, selected by Post editors

From race to plastic straws, Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for votes
President Trump is deliberately amplifying public tensions by seizing on divisive topics to energize his base, campaign aides say. And while Democrats debate policy, Trump is trying to force them to defend far-left cultural ideas.
Protesters reoccupy Hong Kong airport, disrupting flights
Airlines suspended check-in for departing flights as arguments broke out between demonstrators and passengers.
 
The Fix | Analysis
How a recession could doom Trump’s 2020 reelection
Economic forecasts are increasingly pointing in that direction. Here’s what history tells us.
 
A glimpse inside the processing center at the heart of the border crisis
Post journalists were given access to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Central Processing Center in McAllen, Tex., the facility that has brought accusations of “kids in cages.”
 
Mr. Rogers is best known for what he meant to kids. But he meant a lot to parents, too.
Grown-ups turned to Fred Rogers’s words time and again for advice about how to help their children through difficult times in their lives or in the society around them.
 
 
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Opinions
The Scaramucci story ends like all the others: With a Trump tweetstorm
China misread the Hong Kong protests from the start. It’s time to get it right.
Would reparations for slavery be constitutional?
We’re in the middle of a revolution on death
Trump’s claim that he supports legal immigration turns out to be a lie
How a newborn rhino could help to save his cousins from extinction
 
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Fourth board member resigns from NRA in a sign of further upheaval
Julie Golob, a professional sport shooter who was a face of women’s gun ownership, said she still supports the National Rifle Association’s “programs and sports.”
 
Campaign 2020
Bernie Sanders is making health care his defining issue. Will it work?
The Vermont senator’s campaign is increasingly showcasing Medicare-for-all and attacking other plans. It’s not clear if the emboldened approach will help him or compound his troubles.
 
Opera legend Placido Domingo accused of sexual harassment
Numerous women told the Associated Press that Domingo tried to pressure them into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and in some cases punishing them when they refused his advances.
 
Today’s WorldView | Analysis
Trump’s Arab allies turn against each other
The spat between Saudi and UAE-backed forces in Yemen may be a sign of a growing split.
 
Ebola no longer ‘incurable,’ scientists say after discovery of two highly effective drugs
The drugs have performed so well that health professionals will now administer them to every patient in the Congo.
 
Analysis
Epstein’s case will be dismissed, but his death will have these far-reaching legal consequences
Lawyers representing Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers have said their clients will continue to seek justice from the people they claim enabled his alleged abuse.
 

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