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Church photo ops show how differently Trump and Biden approach the protests

President Trump and Joe Biden both went to churches on Monday, and they each posed for photos. That’s where the similarities stop.

Trump administration wanted to take control of D.C. police to quell protests

Top city officials say they pushed back against federal takeover permitted by the Home Rule act.

Joe Biden denounces Trump’s actions and vows to heal racial wounds

The former vice president spoke after peaceful protesters were cleared from a D.C. street for a President Trump photo op.

‘Carnage,’ ‘radicals,’ ‘overthrow the government’: How Fox and other conservative media cover the protests

Sean Hannity says “far-left radicals unleashed this carnage.” Others emphasize scenes of destruction over peaceful protests and blame “antifa” with little evidence.

Poll: 7 in 10 Americans would be likely to get a coronavirus vaccine

But The Washington Post-ABC News poll found that Republicans are less enthusiastic about a future vaccine than Democrats.
Marisela Martinez glances at her phone at her home in Dallas. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)
Marisela Martinez glances at her phone at her home in Dallas. (Tamir Kalifa for The Post)

‘Am I making the right choice?’

A Dallas family struggles with how much risk to take each day amid conflicting advice on the coronavirus.

Experts dispute reports that virus is becoming less lethal

An Italian report suggested recent patients have lower viral loads, but that’s not likely because of changes to the virus, experts say.

Guide to the pandemic

There have been more than 6.3 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The virus has killed more than 375,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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At the site of George Floyd's death, anger still burns
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Why the U.S. protests matter to the world

The outpouring of international solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters reflects a particular hold America has on the global imagination.

Trump uses Russia as a shield in fight with European leaders over future of Group of Seven

If President Trump pushes to have Russian President Vladmir Putin attend, it could be the poison pill that ensures the event won’t take place this year.
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Doctors and nurses prepare to treat covid-19 patients in intensive care at Juarez Hospital in Mexico City. (Reuters)

Mexico’s hospitals strain to treat coronavirus as officials say cases are peaking

The country has limited testing, and workers have increasingly ignored a lightly enforced lockdown. Doctors worry the fragile health system could be overwhelmed.

Tropical Storm Cristobal develops in Gulf of Mexico, may approach U.S. by this weekend

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MTV, Comedy Central pause to honor George Floyd, but much of Hollywood remains on the sidelines

The cable channels took the unusual step Monday of blacking out screens in honor of Black Lives Matter.
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Cereal boxes, diapers, detergent and other items piled up at Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis, as hundreds of people dropped off supplies for local families in need. (Auguste Bernick)

A Minneapolis school asked people to donate food for students after looting closed stores. ‘Miles of cars’ lined up.

“The donations just kept coming, and coming, and coming,” said the middle school principal.
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Trump, Congress face huge economic decisions over aid

Still reeling from the coronavirus, policymakers must decide what to do with lapsing unemployment benefits and help for states and cities.

Coronavirus fallout will haunt U.S. economy for years, costing it $8 trillion through 2030, CBO says

The stark illustration of the pandemic’s potential economic impact comes one week after White House officials confirmed they would not release their own updated projections this summer.
A darkened Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP)
A darkened Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP)
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MLB’s concept for severely shortened season is a step toward deal with union

The 50- to 60-game concept floated Monday, while extreme on its face, creates a framework for productive negotiations.
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The words teams and players use show who cares about money and who cares about change

There’s no courage in putting out a statement that calls for courage but doesn’t address whom you’re standing up for and what you’re trying to change.

As unrest grows, officials try to separate protesters from vandals. It’s not a simple task.

Aggressive police tactics can push otherwise peaceful protesters to respond in kind, while others come prepared for destruction.
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Protesters gather in Richmond on Monday. (Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP)

Teen protest leader helps control violence in Richmond after three chaotic nights

“This is about love,” Jared Ivey said, urging demonstrators against charging the Capitol gates.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the Romney Building, where her office is located, in Lansing, Mich., on May 18. (Brittany Greeson for The Post)

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President Trump walks between lines of police in Lafayette Square on his way from the White House to St. John’s church. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
President Trump walks between lines of police in Lafayette Square on his way from the White House to St. John’s church. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
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TV viewers want the world — and the George Floyd story — to make sense. Good luck with that.

By day, TV news can almost make America’s civil unrest seem manageable. Then comes the night.
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The Shack in February. Chef-owner Ian Boden can be seen in the kitchen through the door. (Deb Lindsey for The 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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