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Inside the push to tear-gas protesters ahead of a Trump photo op

The scene at St. John’s Episcopal Church and authorities’ attacks on protesters were the product of a president who favors brute strength and fears looking weak.

White instigators are to blame for much of the mayhem, officials say

An arrest warrant for a white man accused of inciting Pittsburgh riots shows how some protests create opportunity for chaos.

How does this end? As nation convulses, leaders struggle to address deep racial despair.

President Trump, for his part, has been reluctant to adjust his approach.

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.

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.

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Police officers across the U.S. kneel, pray alongside protesters
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President Trump walks from the Oval Office before making remarks in the White House Rose Garden on Monday. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)
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The central feature of Trump’s presidency: False claims and disinformation

Will future presidents return to trying to tell the truth?

In Pennsylvania, officials prepare for civil unrest to disrupt primary

Eight states plus the District are holding primaries Tuesday. Several have struggled with demand for absentee ballots and poll worker shortages.

Trump threatens military action to quell protests — and the law would let him do it

The Insurrection Act provides the authorization to deploy military personnel to states.
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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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Workers at a factory in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, adjust their protective face masks while waiting to enter the plant on Monday. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

Mexico begins to lift coronavirus lockdown, but officials say the country is still ‘in danger’

The 70-day quarantine is being replaced by a patchwork of sometimes contradictory measures.

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.

‘The terror of wearing both a press badge and black skin’: Some journalists carry unique burdens

For black journalists, the civil unrest in cities across America isn’t just a big story. It’s personal.
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)
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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Congress approved trillions of dollars in emergency aid to help the economy through the pandemic. It's going to expire soon. (AP)

Trump, Congress face huge economic decisions over aid as country is rocked by protests

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

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.

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

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A darkened Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP)
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MLB’s proposal 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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Aggressive police tactics can push otherwise peaceful protesters to respond in kind, while others come prepared for destruction.
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Police at a shop in Georgetown on Monday. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)

Where riots raged decades ago, shopkeepers again clean up shattered glass

It has been decades since Washington has been the stage for the kind of chaos that unfolded over the weekend: car fires, police in riot gear, sprawling crowds of protesters and mobs of looters.
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Journalist Ryan Grim, left, and Tara Reade, a former staffer of Joe Biden. (Getty; AP)

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Director Spike Lee. (Andre Chung for The Post)
Director Spike Lee. (Andre Chung for The Post)

Spike Lee revisits ‘Do the Right Thing’ in short film released after George Floyd’s death

The Oscar-winning filmmaker shared a short film Sunday night called “3 Brothers,” referring to Eric Garner and George Floyd, black men who died in the hands of police, and Radio Raheem, a character killed in Lee’s feature film.
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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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