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.
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.”
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.
Tensions between President Trump and big tech reach a boiling point. Asian American health-care workers are fighting racism as well as the coronavirus. And, how air travel has changed during the pandemic.
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.
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.