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Protests, fires rage through the night in Minneapolis

Protesters set buildings ablaze, including the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct station after officers abandoned it. (Video: Nick Espinosa/Storyful; photo: Joshua Lott for The Post)

With 40 million Americans unemployed, Congress is mulling a ‘return-to-work’ bonus

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has proposed paying people who return to work this summer an extra $450 a week. President Trump likes the idea, but heavy debate remains about how much aid to give those who can't find a job.

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Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) take part in the Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit last July. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) take part in the Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit last July. (Paul Sancya/AP)

Racial tragedies stoke pressure on Joe Biden to pick a nonwhite running mate

The former vice president has pledged to select a woman. Activists say the times demand a woman of color.

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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Trump might have won three states in 2016 solely on the strength of Republican absentee voting

White House advisers have spent the past week disparaging voting by mail, bolstering the president’s insistence that mail-in ballots are rife with fraud.
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.
Anti-government demonstrators scuffle with police during a protest as a second reading of a controversial law takes place in Hong Kong on Wednesday. (Reuters)
Anti-government demonstrators scuffle with police during a protest as a second reading of a controversial law takes place in Hong Kong on Wednesday. (Reuters)
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Hong Kong was a global crossroads. Now it’s a fault line.

The financial hub is turning into the center of a new global divide, but there’s no indication that Beijing is cowed by the international backlash.

China vows to ‘smash’ any Taiwan independence move

The democratic island has offered support to the people of Hong Kong as Beijing prepares a national security law that would dismantle the financial hub’s autonomy.
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.
A pedestrian in Buenos Aires walks past posters on the street that read No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF on Wednesday. (Agustin Marcarian/Reuters)
A pedestrian in Buenos Aires walks past posters on the street that read "No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF" on Wednesday. (Agustin Marcarian/Reuters)
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Argentina is on the verge of defaulting on its debt again

The government's supporters are likely to blame international creditors if there's no deal.
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House passes bill to ease access to small-business loans, 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.
The 2020 NBA Finals, originally slated for this week, could have featured Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, and LeBron James. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
The 2020 NBA Finals, originally slated for this week, could have featured Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, and LeBron James. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
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The NBA Finals were set to be a world’s stage before the world was put on tilt

The league's grand global ambitions have been stymied by the pandemic.

Nadal (the horse) retires. Fans of Nadal (the tennis player) freak out.

The Triple Crown hopeful suffered an ankle injury after a workout. The tennis icon isn’t going anywhere.
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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Steve Carell’s ‘Space Force’ has a troubled launch, even with heroic efforts from John Malkovich

In Netflix’s comedy, Carell plays a bullheaded general. But it’s Malkovich, as a scientist, who gives it spark.
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(Courtesy of The Actors Fund)
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This joyful ‘Hairspray’ video raises the roof. Even better, it raises money for entertainers in need.

Through collaborations like “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” the Actors Fund has amassed more than $27 million in aid.
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How solo cooks are managing now — without having cereal for dinner

Some solo cooks are feeling more creative than others, but very few are making a big lasagna.
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