Condemnation rains down on Minneapolis officers linked to death of man in custody

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President Trump vowed a federal investigation and one police chief described the death of George Floyd as “nothing short of murder,” echoing law enforcement leaders who quickly sided with activists calling the officers’ actions an abuse of power.

White House and CDC remove coronavirus warnings about choirs in faith guidance

The updated guidance for houses of worship deleted a reference to “shared cups” among items, including hymnals and worship rugs, that should not be shared. It also added language that said the guidance “is not intended to infringe on rights protected by the First Amendment.”
La Grande-Motte, a French town near Montpellier on the Mediterranean coast, divided its beach into 75 squares. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
La Grande-Motte, a French town near Montpellier on the Mediterranean coast, divided its beach into 75 squares. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Each spot on La Grande-Motte’s beach must be booked two days in advance on the municipality’s website, with time slots lasting three hours. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Each spot on La Grande-Motte’s beach must be booked two days in advance on the municipality’s website, with time slots lasting three hours. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Security guards man the entrance to La Grande-Motte’s beach. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Security guards man the entrance to La Grande-Motte’s beach. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Joelle Leboffe and her children, Cassandra and Nicholas, have been living in Castelnau-le-Lez, on the outskirts of Montpellier, for a year. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Joelle Leboffe and her children, Cassandra and Nicholas, have been living in Castelnau-le-Lez, on the outskirts of Montpellier, for a year. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Outside of the squares marked off on the static beach, no one is allowed to lie on the sand at La Grande-Motte. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
Outside of the squares marked off on the static beach, no one is allowed to lie on the sand at La Grande-Motte. (Sandra Mehl for The Post)
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How one French town made going to the beach safe again

France has reopened most of its beaches only for exercise — reclining on a blanket for hours is not allowed. But one resort is experimenting with social distancing-compliant sunbathing by dividing its expanse of sand into squares.

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Trump signs order targeting social media companies for how they police content

The directive was a major broadside against Silicon Valley that triggered wide-ranging political opposition and threats of a legal challenge.

Republicans pressure N.C. officials to confirm August convention by Wednesday

The RNC outlined safety protocols it said it would invoke during the convention, but omitted whether attendees would be required to wear masks or take a coronavirus test.
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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada removes herself as a candidate to be Biden’s running mate

The Democrat said she wanted to focus on her state’s struggling economy.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie discusses his agency’s coronavirus response at a House subcommittee hearing Thursday. (AP)
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie discusses his agency’s coronavirus response at a House subcommittee hearing Thursday. (AP)

VA says it has ‘ratcheted down’ use of hydroxychloroquine to treat veterans

The testimony from Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie came as the White House said President Trump would take the antimalarial drug again if he thought he had been exposed to the coronavirus.
Residents line up for testing at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. (Reuters)
Residents line up for testing at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. (Reuters)

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.

New U.S. sanctions on North Korea target state-owned bank

The Justice Department also charged 33 former government officials in deals that have allegedly reaped more than $2.5 billion for Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

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.

Public schools face a fall with a lot more costs and a lot less funding

Reopening will come with enormous new costs at a time when state budgets are being slashed.
Police in Midland, Tex., pulled over Tye Anders, 21, on May 16 for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign. (City of Midland/Justin A. Moore)

Police pointed guns at a man and his grandmother, video shows. They claim he ran a stop sign.

Tye Anders, 21, is facing a felony charge for evading after he allegedly failed to stop and refused orders to walk toward officers who had their guns drawn.
People wait to watch Times Square billboards go dark for one minute on Wednesday in New York as part of the #DontGoDark campaign to support small businesses. (Caitlin Ochs/Reuters)
People wait to watch Times Square billboards go dark for one minute on Wednesday in New York as part of the #DontGoDark campaign to support small businesses. (Caitlin Ochs/Reuters)

House passes bill to ease access to small-business loans in pandemic, but impasse with Senate remains

The legislation would give businesses more time to have the loans forgiven and paid off by the U.S. government.

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.

Breaking precedent, White House won’t release formal economic projections this summer

Two White House said that the coronavirus pandemic is causing extreme volatility in the U.S. economy, making it difficult to model economic trends.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer in the dugout during Game 7 of the World Series between the Nationals and the Astros last year. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer in the dugout during Game 7 of the World Series between the Nationals and the Astros last year. (John McDonnell/The Post)
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Max Scherzer doesn’t speak up without a calculated purpose

The Nationals’ ace, a prominent union leader, has voiced his opinions on the league's newest proposal to restart baseball. The timing and tone are no mistake.

As MLB awaits union response, players remain clear on one thing: No more pay cuts

The union is weighing its response to the league’s opening proposal sent Tuesday, which called for a second round of cuts to player salaries.

Montgomery, Prince George’s to start gradual reopening Monday

Maryland’s two largest D.C. suburbs will begin to lift shutdown restrictions next week. Meanwhile, Virginia will reopen all state beaches Friday as an indoor mask mandate takes effect.
Workers at Brasserie Beck, a restaurant on K Street in downtown Washington, power wash the outdoor seating area on Wednesday. (Jon Elswick/AP)
Workers at Brasserie Beck, a restaurant on K Street in downtown Washington, power wash the outdoor seating area on Wednesday. (Jon Elswick/AP)

D.C.-area businesses stock up on hand sanitizer and prepare to reopen

As the pandemic shutdown lifts, some shopkeepers around the region hustle to resume business. But others plan to sit it out a little longer.
Steve Carell plays decorated Air Force Gen. Mark Naird, who is chosen to lead the new United States Space Force, in “Space Force.” (Aaron Epstein/Netflix)
Steve Carell plays decorated Air Force Gen. Mark Naird, who is chosen to lead the new United States Space Force, in “Space Force.” (Aaron Epstein/Netflix)
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The Nashville Ballet performs “Swan Lake.” (Karyn Photography/Nashville Ballet)
The Nashville Ballet performs “Swan Lake.” (Karyn Photography/Nashville Ballet)

Arts groups in distress call on a former Kennedy Center president for help

Michael Kaiser, who ran the Kennedy Center from 2001 to 2014, puts his turnaround skills to work dispensing survival advice amid rampant anxiety over a pandemic that continues to threaten the existence of arts in America.
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