Some governors say president is inflaming tensions

The remarks by President Trump came during a conference call with the state leaders.

Misinformation about extent of D.C. unrest surges across Twitter

Started by an account with just three followers, the hashtag exploded in popularity, generating about half a million tweets in its first nine hours after being created.
Protesters gather outside the Capitol. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Protesters gather outside the Capitol. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Robert Meissner of Seminole, Fla., concludes a countdown for the Space X takeoff. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Robert Meissner of Seminole, Fla., concludes a countdown for the Space X takeoff. (John McDonnell/The Post)
A crowd protests Doutside the Capitol. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
A crowd protests Doutside the Capitol. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Crowds disperse after watching the Space X launch. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Crowds disperse after watching the Space X launch. (John McDonnell/The Post)

A flight to space. A fight in the streets. Americans search high and low for hope.

In one historic weekend, astronauts transcended gravity and protesters took up a heavy burden.

The pandemic is making people reconsider city living, trading traffic for chickens

The pandemic is changing how people see the expensive cities where they live, and new work-from-home policies are making it possible for some to move out.
Lois Pixley, left, who goes by DJ Miss Fancy Pants. and John Gait. Both are DJs on Radio Recliner. (Radio Recliner)
Lois Pixley, left, who goes by DJ Miss Fancy Pants. and John Gait. Both are DJs on Radio Recliner. (Radio Recliner)

Isolated residents of old-age homes reconnect by spinning Elvis on the radio

On Radio Recliner, a new online station, the DJs are elderly folks who are stuck in their rooms.

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Police officers across the U.S. kneel, pray alongside protesters
Police officers across the U.S. kneel, pray alongside protesters
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Facebook employees blast Zuckerberg’s response to Trump posts

Facebook’s stance on the president’s post stands in stark contrast to Twitter, which for the first time limited the public’s ability to view or share his tweet.

EPA limits states and tribes’ ability to protest pipelines and other energy projects

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule Monday curtailing rights to object to federal permits for energy projects, including hydroelectric dams and coal export terminals, affecting U.S. waterways.
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A voter drops off their mail-in primary election ballot in Willow Grove, Pa., on Wednesday. (Matt Rourke/AP)

As Trump attacks voting by mail, GOP builds 2020 strategy around limiting its expansion

The Republican National Committee and allied groups plan to spend tens of millions of dollars fighting efforts to loosen mail-balloting rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Protesters clash with police outside the White House on Sunday night. (Reuters)
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In addition to the worst public health crisis since 1918 and the worst economic crisis since 1933, President Trump now faces the worst civil unrest since 1968.

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Trump hones role as divider-in-chief as U.S. descends into chaos

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U.S. citizen held as political prisoner files torture lawsuit against Egypt’s ex-prime minister

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Pond Inlet, Nunavut. (Picture Alliance/Getty Images)

Canada’s Nunavut: A vast territory with few people — and no coronavirus

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Poll: Most Americans still favor controlling outbreak over restarting economy

About two-thirds worry about the potential for a second wave of coronavirus infections, a Post-ABC News poll finds.

Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico oversight board from constitutional challenge

The court’s ruling avoids a disruption of other home-rule laws, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere.
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An image from the GOES East weather satellite early Monday morning shows the fledgling system becoming more organized near the Yucatán Peninsula. (RAMMB/CIRA)

Tropical disturbance likely to develop in Gulf of Mexico to begin official start of hurricane season

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Some businesses, including this CVS, face the task of cleaning up after protests in Washington. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
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Restaurant owner Grace Abi-Najm Shea looks through a broken window after protests in Washington over the death of George Floyd. (Reuters)
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Shattered glass is seen on the floor inside Mervis Diamond Importers in Washington. (AP)

Retailers, restaurants shut their doors amid protests just as many were reopening from pandemic

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Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, shown at a meet last year, is keeping busy despite the postponement of the Tokyo Games. (Will Newton for The Post)

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Out-of-work sportswriters turn to newsletters, hoping the economics can work

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Journalist Ryan Grim, left, and Tara Reade, a former staffer of Joe Biden. (Getty; AP)

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Three moments from Geoff Edgers's May 1 conversation with David Byrne on the Instagram Live show Stuck with Geoff.” (The Washington Post)
Three moments from Geoff Edgers's May 1 conversation with David Byrne on the Instagram Live show "Stuck with Geoff.” (The Washington Post)
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The Hotel at Avalon (HEI Hotels/Washington Post illustration)

Hotels turned their lobbies into a social hub. Then came the coronavirus.

The hotel lobby has become a buzzy gathering place for guests and locals alike in recent years. In the age of social distancing, that model has to adapt.
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