Monday's top stories

Ben Geman
Updated Aug 17, 2020 - Energy & Environment

Trump administration finalizes drilling plan for Alaska Arctic refuge

Dave Lawler
Aug 17, 2020 - World

Belarus protests: Shaken strongman Lukashenko turns to Putin

Rashaan Ayesh
Updated Aug 17, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump's former Homeland Security chief of staff endorses Joe Biden

Media giants launch voting efforts ahead of the election

Illustration of voter checkbook crushed by stars and stripes
Rashaan Ayesh
Aug 17, 2020 - World

Former CIA officer arrested and charged with espionage for China

Illustration of an FBI agent looking through blinds on binoculars with the chinese flag overlaid on them
Dan Primack
Aug 17, 2020 - Podcasts

Rep. Carolyn Maloney on fixing the U.S. Postal Service

Marisa Fernandez
Aug 17, 2020 - Health

Coronavirus forces UNC to abandon in-person classes after one week

UNC campus
Aug 17, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Postmaster general agrees to testify amid USPS outcry

Louis DeJoy
Updated Aug 17, 2020 - Politics & Policy

House expected to vote on USPS legislation on Saturday


Dealmakers aren't pretending 2020 won't be a consequential election

Illustration of images of an elephant and a donkey overlapping.

The oil industry faces deepening uncertainty

Barrels of oil on a roller coaster.
Kendall Baker
Aug 17, 2020 - Sports

Where college football stands around the country

The Fed is back in focus amid Congress' stimulus impasse

The Fed Chair.

Report: Black women promoted at far lower rates than white men

Illustration of large briefcase crushing a small briefcase
Ina Fried
Aug 17, 2020 - Technology

The great tech decoupling is here

Animated illustration of two computer chips, one with American coloring and one with Chinese coloring. Their circuits are spreading out in different directions.

The conventions' quantum leap

Kamala Harris inspires new race conversation

Photo illustration of Kamala Harris.
Bob Herman
Aug 17, 2020 - Health

Dental care is rebounding, for now

Illustration of yellowed toy teeth.
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Aug 17, 2020 - Science

Death Valley hits 130 degrees as temperature records fall across California

Heat waves rise near a heat danger warning sign in Death Valley National Park, California.

Kamala Harris responds to "birther" smears

Democratic vice presidential running mate, US Senator Kamala Harris, speaks to the press after receiving a briefing on COVID-19 in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 13