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Minnesota governor activates National Guard as upheaval continues in Twin Cities

Minneapolis-area leaders begged for calm amid nationwide outrage and local protests that gave way to violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody.
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The issue of police violence entered the 2020 campaign with Floyd’s death

What’s important is not just how President Trump and Joe Biden respond to the incidents and the law enforcement officers, but also to activists and the voters who are sympathetic to their cause.

Administration initially allotted scarce covid-19 drug to some hospitals that didn’t need it

The first tranche of 607,000 vials of remdesivir was delivered in some cases to the wrong hospitals, to hospitals with no ICUs and therefore no eligible patients, and to facilities with no available refrigeration, according to nine current and former senior administration officials.
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Isolated in nursing homes, elderly Americans grieve, adapt — and hope

The novel coronavirus is tearing through nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Twelve residents from across the country share what life has been like since the pandemic began.

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There have been more than 5.7 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The virus has killed more than 350,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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How coronavirus is propelling a 'bicycle boom' across the U.S.
How coronavirus is propelling a 'bicycle boom' across the U.S.
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Trump signs order targeting social media companies for how they police content

The directive was a major broadside against Silicon Valley that triggered wide-ranging political opposition and threats of a legal challenge.
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Anti-Trump super PAC launched by Republicans takes aim at McConnell

In a new ad, the Lincoln Project accuses the Senate majority leader of neglecting his home state, Kentucky, during his long tenure in Washington.
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What we’ve learned from the great mask war

To the amazement of Democrats, President Trump has put himself on the unpopular side of a not particularly divisive issue: whether to wear a mask in public.
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Republicans register their fury as House holds historic first proxy vote

Voting by proxy was allowed in the House of Representatives for the first time on May 27. Many House Republicans were furious. Here's why.
Residents line up for testing at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. (Reuters)
Residents line up for testing at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. (Reuters)

Researchers ponder why covid-19 appears more deadly in U.S. and Europe than in Asia

Parts of Asia reacted quickly to the threat, but researchers are also examining other factors, including differences in genetics and immune system responses, separate virus strains and regional contrasts in obesity levels and general health.

New U.S. sanctions on North Korea target state-owned bank

The Justice Department also charged 33 former government officials in deals that have allegedly reaped more than $2.5 billion for Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Bank sanctions and delistings: U.S. is poised to take financial fight to China

With the two powers already sparring over trade, technology and the coronavirus pandemic, the dispute is spilling over into a damaging new sphere.
Police in Midland, Tex., pulled over Tye Anders, 21, on May 16 for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign. (City of Midland/Justin A. Moore)

Police pointed guns at a man and his grandmother, video shows. They claim he ran a stop sign.

Tye Anders, 21, is facing a felony charge for evading after he allegedly failed to stop and refused orders to walk toward officers who had their guns drawn.

Barr appoints Texas prosecutor to review Obama officials’ ‘unmasking’ requests

This is an offshoot of an investigation underway by the U.S. Attorney of Connecticut, who was tapped by Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 election interference probe that has overshadowed Trump’s presidency.

Study links foul weather with body aches

The “Cloudy with a Chance of Pain” research project found low pressure, humidity, heavy rain and strong winds are associated with increased pain.
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Workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., on May 7. (AP)
Workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., on May 7. (AP)

Democrat accuses OSHA of being ‘invisible’ while infections rise among essential workers

GOP lawmakers and regulators contend that the agency’s approach gives it flexibility in a fast-changing environment.

Rates for 30-year fixed mortgage hit all-time lows

Although buyers may have been hoping the pandemic would cause home prices to fall, that hasn’t been the case so far.

SBA to wall off $10 billion for community development organizations

The funding is meant to address concerns that not enough federal stimulus funding is reaching minority-owned businesses and other underserved communities.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer in the dugout during Game 7 of the World Series between the Nationals and the Astros last year. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer in the dugout during Game 7 of the World Series between the Nationals and the Astros last year. (John McDonnell/The Post)
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Max Scherzer doesn’t speak up without a calculated purpose

The Nationals’ ace, a prominent union leader, has voiced his opinions on the league's newest proposal to restart baseball. The timing and tone are no mistake.
Donald Curtis works out of an empty shared workspace in early May. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Donald Curtis works out of an empty shared workspace in early May. (John McDonnell/The Post)

Without sports, a former coach struggles to stay connected with at-risk kids

Donald Curtis, who leads a youth group in D.C., has been searching for ways to extend a hand to his mentees, who are living without the structure provided by sports and after-school activities.
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Greenwich Estate design by Sarah Bartholomew (Melanie Acevedo)

The ‘grandmillennial’ style brings tradition and peaceful decor into the home

Chintz, wicker, needlepoint: In stressful times, some millennials adopt the style their grandmothers loved.
The Geffen Playhouse production of “The Present” includes a box mailed to your home that you are not to open until showtime. (Geffen Playhouse)
The Geffen Playhouse production of “The Present” includes a box mailed to your home that you are not to open until showtime. (Geffen Playhouse)
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‘The Present’ delivers a box to your home — and then it blows your mind

Helder Guimarães’s buoyant live Zoom magic show is a tonic for what ails us in isolation.
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How solo cooks are managing now — without having cereal for dinner

Some solo cooks are feeling more creative than others, but very few are making a big lasagna.
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