Protesters along the route to the John Paul II Shrine in Washington. (John McDonnell/The Post)
Protesters along the route to the John Paul II Shrine in Washington. (John McDonnell/The Post)

‘I find it baffling and reprehensible’: Catholic Archbishop of Washington slams Trump’s visit to John Paul II shrine

The president's visit comes a day after his stop at an Episcopal Church drew fire.

Using medical helicopters to target protesters a ‘foolish’ violation of norms, experts say

The thwomping blades of military helicopters, including one with Red Cross markings, were part of a low-flying show of force over Washington’s streets Monday night.

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The former president’s statement did not mention President Trump, but his call for compassion and unity presents a stark contrast to the incumbent’s rhetoric.
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Areas in blue are down 50 percent or more.
Areas in blue are down 50 percent or more.
Areas in blue are down 50 percent or more.

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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) faces his most difficult congressional primary since he was first elected 20 years ago. (AP)

In today’s primaries, controversial Rep. Steve King’s political career is on the line

The fate of the outspoken conservative is the most closely watched of numerous House and Senate races as voters cast ballots in primary races today amid the backdrop of a pandemic and racial unrest.

Tech group files first lawsuit against Trump over executive order targeting social media

A Washington-based tech group supported by Facebook and Google is arguing that President Trump’s order threatens to “curtail and chill constitutionally protected speech” during the 2020 presidential election.

Fired State Department watchdog who was probing Pompeo to appear before Congress

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Election officials dispute Barr’s claim that phony mail ballots are ‘real’ worry

The attorney general said “it’d be very hard” to stop foreign governments from submitting counterfeit ballots. Election officials said it would be virtually impossible for such fraud to succeed.

Mexico’s hospitals strain to treat coronavirus

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

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ROME, ITALY - JUNE 1: "Raffaello, 1520 ? 1483" at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, on June 1, 2020. The exhibit marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael?s death coincided with Italy?s coronavirus lockdown and was halted in early March after all of three days. Pictured�Mario De Simoni, President of Scuderie del Quirinale, and Federica Salzano, Press Officer of Scuderie del Quirinale. (Photo by Ginevra Sammartino for The Washington Post)� �� (Ginevra Sammartino)

A massive Raphael exhibit reopens in Rome. Six people can enter every five minutes.

Lasting covid-19 restrictions limit access to Italy’s cultural sites.

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)

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Wes Unseld helped bring Washington its only NBA title in 1978. (The Post)
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Protesters gather in Richmond on Monday. (Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP)

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Episcopal priest describes being gassed and overrun by police at Lafayette Square church

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Hogan agrees with Trump’s call for National Guard in cities

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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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The night sky covers the National Museum of African American History and Culture last month. (Reuters)

As protests rage, African American Museum offers new forum for talking about race

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TV viewers want the world — and the George Floyd story — to make sense. Good luck with that.

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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)

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