Trump offers military forces to help quell Minn. unrest

“We have our military ready, willing and able, if they ever want to call our military,” President Trump said.
Analysis

Racial inequality in Minneapolis is among the worst in U.S.

The economic gulf between black and white families is higher than nearly anywhere else in America.
A protester holds his hands up at police officers during a demonstration in front of the White House against the death of George Floyd. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
A protester holds his hands up at police officers during a demonstration in front of the White House against the death of George Floyd. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Trump lashes out at D.C. mayor after protest at White House over killing of Floyd

After demonstrators clashed with uniformed Secret Service agents late Friday, the president praised the officers’ restraint, but he also accused Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) of refusing to allow the police to intervene.

Pandemic’s overall death toll likely surpassed 100,000 weeks ago

A state-by-state analysis shows that deaths officially attributed to covid- 19 only partially account for unusually high mortality during the pandemic.

Americans are getting a burger and a haircut — but not dinner and a movie

As states start to reopen, here’s where people are going, according to a Post analysis of data provided by a company that aggregates cellphone location information.

Merkel declines Trump’s G-7 invitation, citing coronavirus travel concerns

The leader of Europe’s largest economy objected to his decision to revive an in-person meeting in Washington.

Guide to the pandemic

There have been more than 5.9 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The virus has killed more than 365,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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‘We woke up to a city of ash’

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Psychologists and reproductive endocrinologists raise questions about whether it’s time to establish age restrictions in the field.
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Trump hammers China over Hong Kong. China’s response: What about Minneapolis?

President Trump on Friday slapped at China on Twitter and ordered the United States to begin the process of revoking Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law in response to Beijing’s plans to exert greater controls over the territory.
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The Past, Rediscovered

Like Trump, JFK faced riots. Here’s what he did to stop Birmingham violence in 1963.

After an attempt on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life at a Birmingham motel, black residents raged and the city burned. President John F. Kennedy knew he had to act.
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Tensions rise over Pompeo’s decision to oust inspector general

Lawmakers requested formal interviews with one former and six current senior State Department officials.

Twitter’s decision to label Trump’s tweets was two years in the making

It was a culmination of a series of quiet and incremental processes intended to dismantle a long-standing exception that the social media industry has made for the speech of politicians, two Twitter employees said.
Peter Smith heads to the voting machine after filling out his ballot for the Wisconsin 7th District special election on May 12 in Marshfield. (Tork Mason/AP)
Peter Smith heads to the voting machine after filling out his ballot for the Wisconsin 7th District special election on May 12 in Marshfield. (Tork Mason/AP)

Wisconsin election officials agree to send voters applications to vote by mail

The vote-by-mail issue, which has drawn ire from President Trump, is especially fraught in Wisconsin, where the state Supreme Court had ruled that in-person voting on April 7 had to go forward.
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Palestinian youths cross a roundabout in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 26. (Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images)

Palestinian leader cuts ties with Israel over annexation plans. His own people feel the pinch.

West Bank residents are already suffering the economic effects of the coronavirus shutdown. The announcement by President Mahmoud Abbas makes it harder for some to travel to Israel for work and medical care.

Afghan leaders signal mistrust for peace process with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials are pushing a poorly supported theory that the Taliban is cooperating with the Islamic State — a violation of one condition of the peace deal.

Trump’s exit from WHO meets with dismay from global health experts

Germany said it was “disappointing” while the European Union asked Trump to “reconsider.” The United States is the single biggest financial contributor to the U.N. agency.
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Supreme Court rules California may enforce certain restrictions on religious gatherings

A church had argued that pandemic-related restrictions violated constitutional protections for places of worship.
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Testing giants ACT and College Board struggle amid covid-19 pandemic

Both organizations have had to cancel in-person administrations of their signature admissions tests
Synchronous fireflies light up the trees along a trail at the Elkmont Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on June 3, 2019. (Angeli Wright/Asheville Citizen Times via AP)
Synchronous fireflies light up the trees along a trail at the Elkmont Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on June 3, 2019. (Angeli Wright/Asheville Citizen Times via AP)

Firefly festivals are canceled this year, and the insects might be pleased about it

Scientists say covid-19 might allow the bioluminescent beetles to mate in peace for the first time in a long while.
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Washington won the first game, but Pittsburgh ultimately prevailed in the series. (Getty Images)
Washington won the first game, but Pittsburgh ultimately prevailed in the series. (Getty Images)
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Game 7 of the 1925 World Series was the best anyone had seen — if only they could

Fog that marred play and obscured fans' vision was just part of a wet and wild day, which culminated in the Washington Senators's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In Naperville, Ill., Jenny Latham is struggling to pay the $3,800 monthly rent for her shop, Celidan Creations Florist. Her mom Karin Jacobs, who founded the store in 1992, passed away last month. (Moe Zoyari for The Post)
In Naperville, Ill., Jenny Latham is struggling to pay the $3,800 monthly rent for her shop, Celidan Creations Florist. Her mom Karin Jacobs, who founded the store in 1992, passed away last month. (Moe Zoyari for The Post)

The second-best flower shop in Naperville, Ill., is struggling to survive. Along with the American Dream.

Spring is a boom time for florists. But not the spring of a pandemic.
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(Mariner; Vintage Classics; Washington Square)

Salman Rushdie, Diana Gabaldon and other authors reflect on the books they find most transporting

This summer, instead of squeezing one more book into our suitcases, we’ll need what we read to transport us to faraway places.
Delaney Thayer serves drinks at Centro Cocina Mexicana restaurant in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Delaney Thayer serves drinks at Centro Cocina Mexicana restaurant in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

As restaurants reopen, here’s what to know about air conditioning, air flow and the coronavirus

Air conditioning is unlikely to spread the coronavirus — but eating outdoors is safest.
The author gets a lift in the back of a pickup truck during a 1993 hike of the Pacific Coast Trail. (Dan White)
The author gets a lift in the back of a pickup truck during a 1993 hike of the Pacific Coast Trail. (Dan White)

How a long-ago trek on the Pacific Crest Trail is helping me survive now

There are some surprising — and instructive — parallels between living through a pandemic and completing a 2,650-mile hike: Look down, not ahead, and accept the grace of angels.
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