Barr seeks to subdue D.C. protests by ‘flooding the zone’ with federal firepower

The attorney general is directing President Trump’s response to violent protests from a command center in downtown Washington.
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A dangerous new factor in an uneasy moment: Unidentified law enforcement officers

Identification is needed to hold law enforcement officers accountable for their actions. The public also needs to know how someone is authorized to enforce the law in any given situation.

Mattis, Esper comments reveal tensions building in Pentagon circles

President Trump has threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act to use active-duty troops in U.S. cities, and Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper referred to American cities as a “battlespace.” Former defense secretary Jim Mattis excoriated the president for working to divide the country.
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Unemployment insurance claims eased at end of May

Millions of people are still claiming unemployment benefits, but there are signs the economic damage from the pandemic is slowing.

Scores of testing sites forced to close because of vandalism in civil unrest

At least 70 testing locations across the country have had to close because of destruction, according to figures compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Students celebrate their high school graduation from Nacka Gymnasium in Stockholm on June 3. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Students celebrate their high school graduation from Nacka Gymnasium in Stockholm on June 3. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Scientist behind Sweden’s covid-19 strategy suggests it allowed too many deaths

The world has watched Sweden’s light-touch approach, wondering whether it was genius or misguided.

Latin America had time to prepare for the coronavirus. It couldn’t stop the inevitable.

Early in the pandemic, when Latin America was mostly a spectator to global outbreaks, there was hope that when the virus arrived there, things would be different. Weeks later, more than a million people have been infected, tens of thousands are dead, and those hopes are gone.

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There have been more than 6.3 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The virus has killed more than 380,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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In protests over racism and police, a challenge for Joe Biden

What Joe Biden has to say about ongoing protests. How President Trump uses religion as a political tool. And protesters in their own words.
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Murder charges filed against all 4 officers in Floyd death as protests continue

Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng have been charged with aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder. Derek Chauvin now faces a second-degree murder charge.

Trump strongly hints at pardon of political adviser Roger Stone

Stone, convicted of lying to Congress, has been ordered to report to prison this month.
A protester pushes barricades to attend a candlelight vigil on Thursday. (Reuters)
A protester pushes barricades to attend a candlelight vigil on Thursday. (Reuters)

Hong Kong people defy ban on Tiananmen vigil to honor massacre victims

Authorities have outlawed the annual commemoration that drew tens of thousands each year, highlighting the rapid loss of political freedoms in the city.
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Rep. Steve King lost his House seat, but his hard-right views live on inside the GOP

The Iowa Republican’s decisive loss in the primary may say more about the bounds of political discourse than the popularity of strict restrictions on immigration and abortion among GOP voters.
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How specific were Biden’s recommendations on the coronavirus?

Biden took the virus seriously but misleadingly suggests he made policy proposals that would have saved thousands of lives
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Earth’s carbon dioxide levels hit record high, despite coronavirus-related emissions drop

Carbon dioxide levels are now the highest they’ve been in human history and likely the highest in 3 million years.

Global vaccine race could lead to generational Sputnik moment

The nation that produces the first safe and effective vaccine will gain not only bragging rights but also a fast track to put its people back to work.

Florida’s largest majority-black city was doing well. Then came the coronavirus.

Miami Gardens has seen almost 20 years of economic gains, but residents fear the pandemic now threatens progress and health.
Shawn Dromgoole, center, surrounded by his community in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood. (Shawn Dromgoole)
Shawn Dromgoole, center, surrounded by his community in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood. (Shawn Dromgoole)

A black man was afraid to walk in his gentrified community. So 75 neighbors walked with him.

“Neighbor, after neighbor, after neighbor started reaching out, telling me they wanted to walk with me,” Nashville resident Shawn Dromgoole said.
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Uber and Lyft want to keep cars driving after curfew, but it’s complicated

Reluctant to cede the market, Uber said it would abide by a curfew imposed in the San Francisco Bay Area — if Lyft acted first.

The next big problem: Businesses can’t or won’t pay rent

Many shops and restaurants say they'll go out of business if they are forced to pay rent now. But landlords face bankruptcy without rents and municipalities need commercial property tax payments.
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Ben & Jerry’s pointed call to ‘dismantle white supremacy’ stands out among tepid corporate America statements

The ice-cream maker posted a lengthy and pointed message on its website blaming George Floyd’s death on “inhumane police brutality perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy.
Commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA have worked to form a return-to-play plan for the league, which has been shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA have worked to form a return-to-play plan for the league, which has been shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

NBA’s return-to-play plan takes shape before Thursday vote

The NBA’s Board of Governors is poised to vote Thursday on a plan to resume the 2019-20 season.
The Rev. Robert Fisher, rector of St. John's, speaks to the crowds Wednesday. (AP)
The Rev. Robert Fisher, rector of St. John's, speaks to the crowds Wednesday. (AP)

Historic D.C. church where Trump stood holding a Bible becomes a symbol for his religious foes

A group of clergy – including the region’s Episcopal bishop, Mariann Budde – said they want to reclaim the church's image.
Protesters run as riot police fire tear gas and move on demonstrators to clear Lafayette Park and the area around it across from the White House for President Trump’s photo op on Monday. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters)
Protesters run as riot police fire tear gas and move on demonstrators to clear Lafayette Park and the area around it across from the White House for President Trump’s photo op on Monday. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters)

After protesters’ removal, Trump gets into the weeds on what defines tear gas

The Trump campaign demanded corrections, claiming no tear gas was used — although the CDC actually considers the very chemical irritants used in Lafayette Square to fit within the broad umbrella term of “tear gas.”
A protester faces a line of police officers in downtown New York on Saturday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
A protester faces a line of police officers in downtown New York on Saturday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Perspective

Imagine there’s no ‘Imagine’

People get John Lennon’s protest lullaby all wrong. Radical change isn’t something you can just close your eyes and wish for.
David McAtee, owner of YaYa’s BBQ in Louisville’s West End in February 2018. (Walt and Marshae Smith/westofninth.com)
David McAtee, owner of YaYa’s BBQ in Louisville’s West End in February 2018. (Walt and Marshae Smith/westofninth.com)

David McAtee fed Louisville police for years. To some who knew him, his fatal shooting doesn’t add up.

Barbecue man David McAtee was put in a “bad situation” by heavy-handed tactics officers probably wouldn’t have used in a white neighborhood, said the president of Louisville’s city council.
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Where to find black-owned restaurants open for take-out

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The new rules of visiting a pool with coronavirus in mind

The coronavirus hasn't been proven to spread in the pool, but there are still risks to take into account.
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