Pentagon disarms guardsmen in D.C. in signal of de-escalation

The Defense Department appears to have made the decision without consulting the White House.

57 Buffalo officers resign from special squad after two others are suspended

The resignations came in protest over the suspension of two officers shown on video shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground.

Park Police spokesman acknowledges chemical agents used on Lafayette Square protesters are similar to tear gas

A spokesman told Vox that it was “a mistake” to deny that the agency employed tear gas. Hours later, the acting chief reiterated his statement that Park Police officers did not use tear gas.
“ I just hope that it shows that the black community will never give up what they believe in.”
— Xavier Brown, freshman at Howard University
“I protested to tell police it’s not right to kill people.”
— Khalil Kim Allen, 7, son of Eun Hye Kim
“I’m tired of the racism.”
— Robin Williams, 63, Ann Arbor, Mich.
“It does feel like this is really a transformative and historical moment.”
— Cameron PajYeeb Yang, of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders
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Voices of protest

People from across the country are showing up to protest George Floyd’s death. We talked to protesters about why this movement matters to them.

Trump says strong economy will quell protests and heal racial divide

President Trump said a sudden rebound in hiring could address racial tensions, suggesting he doesn’t believe more structural changes might be needed to deal with protests.

Jobless rate drops to 13.3 percent, as work comes back with states reopening

An upswing in restaurants, bars and other food service employment accounted for about half the gains, after steep declines the previous two months.
Members of Dar'Yana Dyson's family attend her memorial service Tuesday in Baltimore. (Ariana Eunjung Cha /The Post)
Members of Dar'Yana Dyson's family attend her memorial service Tuesday in Baltimore. (Ariana Eunjung Cha /The Post)

‘They are all linked’: George Floyd. Freddie Gray. Dar’Yana Dyson.

Three generations of a family express anger, grief over two health crises — coronavirus and police violence — after the loss of a 15-year-old to covid-19.

Winter is coming south of the equator, along with predictions of the coronavirus’s spread

Studies of how the novel coronavirus behaves from season to season are still in their early stages. But researchers in Australia, southern Africa and South America say colder weather is cause for significant concern.

Guide to the pandemic

There have been more than 6.6 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The virus has killed more than 390,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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At protest site, artists paint it ‘Black Lives Matter’
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Citing economic emergency, Trump tells agencies to waive regulations

The Trump administration is doing by fiat what it has struggled to accomplish through lengthy rulemaking — dismantling federal regulations designed to protect workers, consumers, investors and the environment.
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You are probably spreading misinformation. Here’s how to stop.

Everyone knows you shouldn’t feed a troll. But more than ever, you should go out of your way not to retweet, share or follow one, either.
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Who do you think Joe Biden should choose for vice president?

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has promised the VP pick will be a woman. In this quiz, we offer up a series of things Biden might consider when making the pick and ask you how important each should be. Then, we’ll show who matches up best with your priorities.
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‘Maybe?’ Ocasio-Cortez on backing Pelosi for another term as speaker

The freshman lawmaker said that issue is “always subject to continuing dynamics.”
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The topics Trump addressed during his Rose Garden speech

He came prepared with talking points, which he referred to only sporadically. He responded to one question, and then left.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about President Trump's response to protests and rioting across the U.S. in Philadelphia on Tuesday (Reuters)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about President Trump's response to protests and rioting across the U.S. in Philadelphia on Tuesday (Reuters)

Biden says 10-15% of the nation is ‘just not very good people’

The former vice president spoke optimistically of the majority of Americans in a time of crisis.

Iran’s coronavirus cases surge again as epicenter shifts to new province

While the epidemic was initially concentrated in the capital, Tehran, and the holy city of Qom, the new flare-up has largely been centered in Khuzestan province, an oil-rich region in Iran’s southwest.

Pro-government forces in Libya seize warlord’s last western stronghold

The capture of Tarhuna shattered Khalifa Hifter’s ambitions to seize the capital, Tripoli, and rule Libya. His forces are on the retreat as Libya enters an uncertain future.
Arborist Adam Rendell saws off a dead branch in London's St. Pancras Gardens. (Tori Ferenc for The Washington Post)
Arborist Adam Rendell saws off a dead branch in London's St. Pancras Gardens. (Tori Ferenc for The Washington Post)

While covid lockdowns keep others at home, these Londoners are swinging through the trees

Two tree surgeons say they have the perfect job for the coronavirus era.
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How Mattis reached his breaking point — and decided to speak out

The former defense secretary feared top military leaders were being used as a prop for the president, according to people familiar with his thinking.

Trump campaign ad pulled after complaints it politicized space

Karen Nyberg, a former astronaut and wife of Doug Hurley, who was carried to the International Space Station by the SpaceX launch, called the ad propaganda.
Mount Rushmore in South Dakota features four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. (AP)
Mount Rushmore in South Dakota features four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. (AP)

19th Amendment anniversary celebration will put women on Mount Rushmore, temporarily

Images of 14 female leaders of the suffrage and civil rights movements will be projected onto Mount Rushmore, including women who never themselves got the right to vote.

Dow soars more than 800 points as stocks close in on pre-pandemic levels

A surprisingly positive jobs report helped push the Standard & Poor’s 500 index within 1 percent of going positive for 2020. The S&P was more than 30 percent in the hole less than three months ago.
Daniel Doll (left) and David Simnick say Soapbox sales have skyrocketed. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Daniel Doll (left) and David Simnick say Soapbox sales have skyrocketed. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
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Soapbox sees explosive growth in pandemic-era pivot

The Georgetown-based maker of soaps, shampoos and body washes says revenue jumped tenfold after it expanded into hand sanitizers.
Gwen Berry was placed on probation by the USOPC after she raised a fist during the playing of the national anthem at the Pan American Games. (Shizuo Kambayashi/File)
Gwen Berry was placed on probation by the USOPC after she raised a fist during the playing of the national anthem at the Pan American Games. (Shizuo Kambayashi/File)

Tensions rise in U.S. Olympic community amid protests and punishments

Athletes demand an apology for past punishments as the Olympic committee delicately tries to respond to swirling controversy.

WNBA considering a 22-game schedule at a central site, starting in July

The season had been scheduled to begin May 15, but a no longer needed Olympic break allows some flexibility.
Perspective

Trump’s militarization of D.C. is nothing but stagecraft

But what he is doing is disturbing.
Members of federal agencies block 16th Street near the White House. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Members of federal agencies block 16th Street near the White House. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)

Humvees, helicopters and National Guard: D.C. officials push back on show of federal force on city streets

The president has floated the idea of a federal takeover of D.C. police and threatened to send active-duty military into the city. For now, the Justice Department says the National Guard is supporting civilian authority and is not making arrests.
Clergy members gather at the makeshift memorial to remember George Floyd on June 2 in Minneapolis. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
Clergy members gather at the makeshift memorial to remember George Floyd on June 2 in Minneapolis. (Joshua Lott for The Post)
Perspective

The brutal video of George Floyd’s death can galvanize a nation. If we stop scrolling.

Images launch movements. But in the era of clicks and shares, they risk being data points on a traumatizing timeline.
John Boyega speaks to the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest in London's Hyde Park. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
John Boyega speaks to the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest in London's Hyde Park. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Perspective

Pay attention to John Boyega’s words, not the space adventure where he got short shrift

The speech of the Star Wars actor was bold, brave and deep, serving as a voice for George Floyd’s memory and the cruel familiarity that his death brought to black people everywhere.
Cane chef and owner Peter Prime in the dining room of his D.C. restaurant. (Deb Lindsey for The Post)
Cane chef and owner Peter Prime in the dining room of his D.C. restaurant. (Deb Lindsey for The Post)

Black-owned restaurants are seeing a surge of interest and support

Patronizing the establishments is one way for people to act on racial injustice, said a D.C. food blogger. “There should be space for people to do activism at all levels.”
Located near Maine’s Acadia National Park, Acadia Yurts is offering special rates to locals this month. (Acadia Yurts)
Located near Maine’s Acadia National Park, Acadia Yurts is offering special rates to locals this month. (Acadia Yurts)

In Maine, businesses offer pay-what-you-can promotions to locals as restrictions keep tourists away

The tactic offers a model for transitioning out of quarantine — and bolstering hometown support.
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