“We are not counterprotesters. We're just going to make sure Coeur d'Alene is safe,” said Conrad Nelsen, shown holding a flag during an Idaho protest Tuesday. (Spokesman-Review/AP)
“We are not counterprotesters. We're just going to make sure Coeur d'Alene is safe,” said Conrad Nelsen, shown holding a flag during an Idaho protest Tuesday. (Spokesman-Review/AP)

Armed white residents lined Idaho streets amid ‘antifa’ protest fears. The leftist incursion was an online myth.

Misinformation about outside extremists spread widely online, fueling militant reactions throughout Idaho and other states.

While Murkowski backs Mattis’s rebuke of Trump, few Republicans join her

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) stood out among lawmakers in her party, who mostly stayed silent in the wake of Jim Mattis’s criticism, accused the media of trying to stir controversy or offered support for the president.
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Protests spark debates over roles of military, media and police

The Pentagon is in damage-control mode as Jim Mattis tees off.

Shooter called Ga. jogger a racial slur as he lay dying, agent testifies

Two suspects also appeared via video for Georgia court hearing in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Pentagon’s coronavirus plan includes millions for missile tubes and body armor

The Defense Department received $10 billion under the economic stimulus bill to address the virus and its related economic effects. Here's how that money will be spent.

NBA approves plan to return July 31, with games at a single-site campus near Orlando

The Board of Governors voted to resume the season with 22 teams, according to people with knowledge of the decision.

Pandemic tests the generosity of U.S. billionaires: A Post survey looks at who has given and who hasn’t

The survey of the nation’s 50 wealthiest people, who have a collective net worth of nearly $1.6 trillion, found that their announced donations amount to about $1 billion, which adds up to less than .1 percent of their combined wealth.
Jael Marquez, 17, has been working full time during the pandemic at a Save A Lot grocery store in Denver. (Autumn Parry for The Post)
Jael Marquez, 17, has been working full time during the pandemic at a Save A Lot grocery store in Denver. (Autumn Parry for The Post)

As the pandemic took jobs or workers fell ill, teens have toiled full time, becoming lifelines

With parents in quarantine or unemployed, teens have had to forgo schooling to become family breadwinners, working jobs in grocery and big-box stores and keeping links in the nation’s food supply intact while eschewing almost everything about being a teenager.

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China, Iran hackers are targeting presidential campaigns, Google says

The company said the efforts so far to hack staffers’ Gmail accounts have failed.

Sen. Grassley blocks two Trump nominees in protest over inspector general firings

The Iowa Republican has argued that the president’s explanation for the firings is “not sufficient.”
Pipelines outside Nuiqsut, Alaska, in May 2019. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Pipelines outside Nuiqsut, Alaska, in May 2019. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)

Trump to waive environmental reviews to speed up construction of highways and pipelines, citing ‘economic emergency’

The oil, gas and coal industries back the move, while legal experts warn it might be challenged in court.
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Ocasio-Cortez backs primary challenger to Democratic chairman of House committee

The freshman lawmaker announced her support for middle-school principal Jamaal Bowman over Rep. Eliot Engel in a New York district adjacent to hers.
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Before he crossed Trump, these Republicans heaped praise on Mattis

Former defense secretary Jim Mattis has firmly put himself in the anti-Trump camp, and many GOP lawmakers aren’t giving him as much credit as they used to.

Senate panel advances Trump nominee and former Kavanaugh clerk to fill vacancy on powerful appeals court

Democrats oppose Justin Walker’s nomination to the influential D.C. Circuit, citing his past comments about the Affordable Care Act.
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Earth’s carbon dioxide levels hit record high, despite coronavirus-related emissions drop

Carbon dioxide levels are now the highest they’ve been in human history and likely the highest in 3 million years.

Biggest vaccine challenge could be getting countries to share

Any vaccine will have to be distributed globally to stamp out the pandemic and avoid a humanitarian disaster in which rich countries restart their economies while people in poorer countries continue to die.

Southern Baptists see historic drop in membership

The decline reflects a larger trend of Americans leaving Christianity at a rapid pace. According to the Pew Research Center, 65 percent of Americans describe themselves as Christians, down 12 percentage points during the past decade.

Florida’s largest majority-black city was doing well. Then came the coronavirus.

Miami Gardens has seen almost 20 years of economic gains, but residents fear the pandemic now threatens progress and health.
Police stand near a vandalized statue of former Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo on May 30. Workers removed the statue early Wednesday morning. (AP)
Police stand near a vandalized statue of former Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo on May 30. Workers removed the statue early Wednesday morning. (AP)

He once told Philadelphia to ‘vote white.’ Now the protests have brought his statue down.

Philadelphia removed a likeness of controversial former mayor Frank Rizzo, after it was vandalized. Many statues have met similar fates this week.
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Police officers stand guard this week after a peaceful march to mourn the death of George Floyd in downtown Houston. (Getty Images)
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U.S. spends twice as much on law and order as it does on cash welfare, data show

It didn't used to be this way, and current tensions over the funding differential is at the heart of many calls for police reform.

Uber and Lyft want to keep cars driving after curfew, but it’s complicated

Reluctant to cede the market, Uber said it would abide by a curfew imposed in the San Francisco Bay Area — if Lyft acted first.
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Fewer spectators, mandatory tests: Japan considers a ‘simplified’ Olympics

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Drew Brees was the saddest kind of wrong

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer explains to protesters Wednesday evening why he wears a badge. (John Woodrow Cox/The Post)

‘I’m black before I’m anything else’: A police officer’s passionate exchange with protesters

When protesters at the U.S. Capitol confronted a black officer about his choice to wear a badge, he answered.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) (Pool/AP)

Amid staff uproar, New York Times publisher defends choice to publish op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton

A.G. Sulzberger said the opinions page is dedicated to airing a “diversity” of voices that differ from the paper’s editorial stance.
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Actress Lea Michele in 2019. (AP)

You may be surprised a Lea Michele controversy made news this week, but you shouldn’t be

The actress managed to break through the headlines this week after former co-star Samantha Ware said she made her time on set "a living hell."
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David McAtee, owner of YaYa’s BBQ in Louisville’s West End in February 2018. (Walt and Marshae Smith/westofninth.com)

David McAtee fed Louisville police for years. To some who knew him, his fatal shooting doesn’t add up.

Barbecue man David McAtee was put in a “bad situation” by heavy-handed tactics officers probably wouldn’t have used in a white neighborhood, said the president of Louisville’s city council.
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Located near Maine’s Acadia National Park, Acadia Yurts is offering special rates to locals this month. (Acadia Yurts)

In Maine, businesses offer pay-what-you-can promotions to locals as restrictions keep tourists away

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