PROTESTS OF POLICE VIOLENCE
Protesters march on Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Protesters march on Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Protestors rally at the African American Museum of History and Culture. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post)
Protestors rally at the African American Museum of History and Culture. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post)
Protesters march Saturday in D.C. to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)
Protesters march Saturday in D.C. to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)
Caliyah Riley of Arlington leads demonstrators as they march to the U.S. Capitol. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
Caliyah Riley of Arlington leads demonstrators as they march to the U.S. Capitol. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
Demonstrators march in downtown D.C. Saturday. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post)
Demonstrators march in downtown D.C. Saturday. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post)
A demonstrator climbs up to the new Black Lives Matter street sign near the White House on Saturday. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post)
A demonstrator climbs up to the new "Black Lives Matter" street sign near the White House on Saturday. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post)

In massive day of rallies, more than 10,000 people pour into nation’s capital to protest racism, police brutality

Bearing flags and angry hand-lettered signs, legions of demonstrators gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, thronged outside the White House and marched across the District. What awaited them was a city that no longer felt as if it was being occupied by its own country’s military.

‘Vicious dogs,’ ‘ominous weapons,’ ‘a scared man’: Trump feud with Bowser escalates amid protests

The once-temperate relationship between the president and the D.C. mayor erupted in an ugly schism freighted with the overtones of race and power that have infused the demonstrations.

Black police chiefs express anger and dismay as they try to change their departments from within

George Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests present a particular challenge to black police executives, who are hurting and want communities to trust them.

In cities, a dramatic end to social distancing

Public health officials have urged people for months to resist their social nature amid the pandemic. The massive protests represent a risk of backsliding.

Fewer hours, less pay and more anxiety greet returning workers

As millions of Americans return to the labor force, they discover their old positions are far more burdensome than they used to be.
Husband and wife Dave Marecheau and Sergine Lucien look at their phones before falling asleep in their car in Kissimmee, Fla. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)
Husband and wife Dave Marecheau and Sergine Lucien look at their phones before falling asleep in their car in Kissimmee, Fla. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)
Sergine Lucien grabs clothing, toiletries and other important items out of the family’s storage unit. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)
Sergine Lucien grabs clothing, toiletries and other important items out of the family’s storage unit. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)
Sergine Lucien and her daughter, Phoenix, organize their sample-size toiletries. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)
Sergine Lucien and her daughter, Phoenix, organize their sample-size toiletries. (Eve Edelheit for The Post)

The pandemic hit, and a car became home for a family of four

Even when the economy was booming, Dave and Sergine had lived in a state of near homelessness. The coronavirus made it worse.

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Political Reckoning

America convulses amid protests, but can it change?

The events of recent days suggest something profound has happened, though it may be years before the country knows whether it has moved closer to the ideal of equality.
A new high-speed Acela train in Washington on Monday. (Katherine Frey/The Post)
A new high-speed Acela train in Washington on Monday. (Katherine Frey/The Post)

In crisis, Amtrak focuses on testing and training for new trains to debut in 2021

Tests of the first two Avelia Liberty high-speed train sets are underway in the Northeast Corridor and at a federal facility in Pueblo, Colo., and railroad crews have started training on the new technology in anticipation of a launch next spring, Amtrak officials said.
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The Past, Rediscovered

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Congressional Democrats to unveil police reform package Monday

The legislation, called the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, includes measures aimed at boosting law enforcement accountability, changing police practices and curbing profiling.

Furor in Texas GOP after county leaders post racist memes that suggest Floyd’s death is a hoax

Some are now facing calls to resign from top officials within their own party, including Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and Gov. Greg Abbott, who called the posts “disgusting.”
Rep. John Lewis on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 2015. Lewis was beaten on the bridge on Bloody Sunday in 1965. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Rep. John Lewis on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 2015. Lewis was beaten on the bridge on "Bloody Sunday" in 1965. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
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Analysis

John Lewis’s ‘good trouble’ of the 1960s resonates for today’s protests for racial justice

The Georgia congressman is absent from Washington as he battles cancer, but lawmakers say his voice remains powerful. “It will never leave us,” said Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.).
Demonstrators clash with Hong Kong police in 2019. (Reuters)
Demonstrators clash with Hong Kong police in 2019. (Reuters)

U.S. rivals use protest crackdowns to turn tables on human-rights criticism

China, Iran and others are accusing Washington of having double standards.
Perspective

On American streets, echoes of long-ago protests on foreign soil

A former correspondent reflects on what she witnessed in Chile, Pakistan and the Philippines — and what she is now seeing in the United States.
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(César Rodríguez for The Washington Post)

Pittsburgh newspaper accused of barring black reporters from covering protests

What’s been unfolding inside the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has underscored one of the fundamental challenges American media faces with its coverage: a lack of diverse voices, including of black journalists, in newsrooms.

Some white people are pouring out their hearts — and sending money — to their black acquaintances

The gestures are sometimes welcome but often awkward, particularly when money is sent unsolicited.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Scientists funded by Zuckerberg urge stricter policies for Facebook

The scientists sent Mark Zuckerberg a letter calling the social media site’s lax policy enforcement around inaccurate information and incendiary language contrary to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s mission.
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(Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post)
Stephen Strasburg is presented with his jersey by Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman after being introduced at Nationals Park in 2009. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Stephen Strasburg is presented with his jersey by Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman after being introduced at Nationals Park in 2009. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

An oral history of Stephen Strasburg’s unforgettable MLB debut

Ten years later, a night that exceeded lofty expectations still resonates.

What made Goodell say ‘Black Lives Matter’ and where it leaves the NFL

Commissioner Roger Goodell acted with little input from team owners as he said the league should have listened to its players earlier.

Teens have been hit with rubber bullets at protests. They keep coming back.

Their high school years have been punctuated by protests for women's rights, safe schools, racial justice and climate change. But most have never come face to face with police in riot gear, or military vehicles lining streets before.
Demonstrators gather in front of a fence surrounding Lafayette Park outside the White House. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Demonstrators gather in front of a fence surrounding Lafayette Park outside the White House. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

White House almost completely surrounded by more than a mile of fencing

In total, Google Maps analysis suggests, roughly 1.7 miles of fencing now surrounds the executive complex, forming a gigantic metal cocoon.

Fairfax County police officer charged after using stun gun on black man without provocation, police say

Officer Tyler Timberlake was arrested Saturday night after police and prosecutors reviewed body worn camera footage

Court documents detail bicyclist’s alleged assault of three teens hanging protest fliers along Bethesda trail

The suspect expressed deep remorse over the video-recorded encounter that went viral, his children said.
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The Past, Rediscovered

After a debate, Fredericksburg, Va., finally removes a slave auction block

The 800-pound auction block was the target of George Floyd protesters before it was removed Friday morning.
 No T-shirt, color-coding or informal uniform link the protesters, pictured here in Minneapolis. They’re connected by their individuality. (AFP/Getty Images)
No T-shirt, color-coding or informal uniform link the protesters, pictured here in Minneapolis. They’re connected by their individuality. (AFP/Getty Images)
Perspective

The protesters are dressed as their unique selves — and that’s part of their power

Face mask aside, there’s no one uniform for the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Jo'Artis Ratti, also known as Big Mijo, krumps in front of a line of police officers on May 31 in Santa Monica. (Pip Cowley)
Jo'Artis Ratti, also known as Big Mijo, krumps in front of a line of police officers on May 31 in Santa Monica. (Pip Cowley)
Perspective

In pain and rage, a protester approached police. And then he danced.

Krump dancer’s in-your-face stomping connects with the LAPD, as streets across the country become performance spaces.
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(Tom McCorkle for The Post)

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Passport control at Charles de Gaulle international airport north of Paris on May 14. (Ian Langsdon/EPA Pool/AP)
Passport control at Charles de Gaulle international airport north of Paris on May 14. (Ian Langsdon/EPA Pool/AP)

The coronavirus is reshaping an old hierarchy: Who can travel where

In the short term, holding a particular passport no longer necessarily ensures the level of mobility that it used to.
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