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U.S. pledges ‘robust’ probe into death of George Floyd as protests roil Minneapolis

The Justice Department and FBI said in a joint statement that the inquiry into the death of Floyd, who died after a white officer pinned the handcuffed man to the pavement, is “a top priority.”

Police chiefs react with disgust to Minneapolis death, try to reassure their own cities

In years past, police officials probably would have called for full, time-consuming investigations and patience from angry citizens until all the facts were in. Not this time.

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.

White House won’t release formal economic projections this summer

The forecasts would almost certainly codify an administration assessment that the pandemic has led to a severe economic downturn ahead of the election.
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Watch live: Special report on covid-19

The Post’s Libby Casey reports on the Trump administration’s plan to reopen America amid health concerns.
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Fitbits and sleep trackers can predict coronavirus symptoms, researchers find

Researchers say the constant stream of data from wearable devices could eventually be used as an early-warning system.

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U.S. brings N. Korean sanctions case, targeting state-owned bank and former government officials

A federal indictment unsealed Thursday describes a clandestine global network operating overseas and alleges China had a role in facilitating illicit transactions through affiliates of telecom giants Huawei and ZTE.

Trump readies executive order targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter

The president's announced plan quickly triggered wide-ranging political and legal opposition.
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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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Trump campaign is creating an alternate reality online about coronavirus

The Trump campaign’s version of the story depicts a successful — and often inaccurate — picture of the president's response to the pandemic.
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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.
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South Sudan National Police Service officers ride a pickup truck while patrolling the streets of Juba, South Sudan, in April. (Alex McBride/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds killed, villages destroyed in massacres undermining South Sudan’s peace deal

A rebel leader rejoined the government, but other militants were left out and continue killing.

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.

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.
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Public outrage, legislation follow calls to police about black people

Four states have recently considered bills that would criminalize calling the police when crimes haven’t occurred, and a New York assemblyman revived a bill after an incident in Central Park this week.

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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A man wearing a mask passes closed businesses in New York's Chinatown neighborhood on Wednesday. (Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg)
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The Fed has bracing news for anyone expecting a sharp economic rebound

The central bank's latest survey of conditions on the ground suggests a long slog ahead.

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.
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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer warms up before a spring training game against the Houston Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

Nationals’ Max Scherzer signals union’s rejection of MLB’s proposed salary cuts

In a social media post Wednesday night, Scherzer, a member of the union’s executive board, said players had “no reason to engage with MLB” over pay cuts.
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With an aging roster, Nats are oddly built for an odd season

No one wanted or imagined an 82-game campaign, but the defending champs may be perfectly suited for it.

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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Noelle Mateer and her friends playing trivia at a Beijing bar before the coronavirus hit. From left, Evan Schmitt, Nitai Deitel, Sarah Scott, Mateer, Curtis Dunn, Miriam D'Onofrio, Calvin Horne, Payam Bagherabadi and Andrew Scott. (Gabriel Clermont)
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D.C. trivia night on Zoom benefits restaurants (and keeps my friends together)

My team isn’t the only one using online trivia as a way to stay together. It's a bit of a theme among regulars.
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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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