PROTESTS OF POLICE VIOLENCE

Protesters pour into D.C. for massive day of rallies

People carrying protest signs marched — many with their children — toward the area around the fortified White House, where authorities used tan military Humvees and dump trucks to cordon off large sections from vehicle traffic.

Barr seeks to distance himself from Lafayette Square protest crackdown

The attorney general had told the Associated Press his “attitude was get it done, but I didn’t say, ‘Go do it.’”

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Demonstrators march Saturday down K Street NW in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Demonstrators march Saturday down K Street NW in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Demonstrators kneel Saturday during a march down K Street NW in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Demonstrators kneel Saturday during a march down K Street NW in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Thousands gather on 16th Street in front of the White House on Saturday. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Thousands gather on 16th Street in front of the White House on Saturday. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Demonstrators gather Saturday outside of the Capitol in Washington. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Demonstrators gather Saturday outside of the Capitol in Washington. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)

Teens have been gassed and hit with rubber bullets at protests. They keep coming back.

Their high school years have been punctuated by protests for women's rights, safe schools, racial justice and climate change. But most have never before come face to face with police in riot gear or military vehicles lining streets.

Amid reopenings and protests, virus spread remains high in much of U.S.

The virus is persisting — and, in some places, spreading aggressively — in parts of the South, Midwest and far West, including in states that were among the last to impose shutdowns and the first to lift them.
Actor Chris Rock joins New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference to promote coronavirus testing and social distancing on May 28. (Getty Images)
Actor Chris Rock joins New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference to promote coronavirus testing and social distancing on May 28. (Getty Images)

Social media influencers are stepping into the public health space

As the politicization of science sidelines experts, a new campaign is recruiting celebrities and trusted local leaders in an attempt to meet people where they are.

Storm preparedness meets coronavirus caution as Cristobal bears down on U.S.

As Tropical Storm Cristobal heads to the U.S. Gulf Coast, emergency management officials are urging people to evacuate when needed, despite the inherent virus risks of bunking in shelters with people who may be covid-positive.

Coronavirus infections haven’t spiked in Europe since it loosened lockdowns

The European experience so far suggests that reopening schools, shops and restaurants and even permitting large protests does not lead to an inevitable resurgence.

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A government error means the jobless rate has been higher than reported since the pandemic’s start — even if it’s declining now

The government misclassified a lot of people as employed, meaning the April unemployment rate was closer to 19.7 percent but improved to about 16.3 percent in May.

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The news of some job gains in May delivered a welcome reprieve for a president battered by one crisis after another.

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Citing economy, White House 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.

Chemicals used on protesters similar to tear gas, Park Police concede

A spokesman told Vox that it was “a mistake” to deny that the agency employed tear gas on protesters outside the White House. Hours later, the acting chief reiterated his statement that Park Police officers did not use tear gas.
Rep. John Lewis on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 2015. Lewis was beaten on the bridge on Bloody Sunday in 1965. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Rep. John Lewis on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 2015. Lewis was beaten on the bridge on "Bloody Sunday" in 1965. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
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John Lewis’s ‘good trouble’ of the 1960s resonates for today’s protests for racial justice

The Georgia congressman is absent from Washington as he battles cancer, but lawmakers say his voice remains powerful. “It will never leave us,” said Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.).

Libya has been battered by defeat, but Moscow has wider goals to expand its ally’s influence

Libya is high on Putin’s list of exerting Russian global power — for possible economic deals and military footholds.
Migrant workers at the airport waiting room in Bangalore before their flight. A group of lawyers has helped dozens of stranded workers in India fly home amid economic distress. (Talha Salaria)
Migrant workers at the airport waiting room in Bangalore before their flight. A group of lawyers has helped dozens of stranded workers in India fly home amid economic distress. (Talha Salaria)

India’s lockdown caused untold hardship. It also inspired extraordinary generosity.

People across the country are trying to fill a need for help.
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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 President Trump, according to people familiar with his thinking.

Trump approves plan to withdraw one-third of U.S. troops from Germany

The move would leave no more than 25,000 U.S. troops in Germany, officials said.
Demonstrators march in downtown Middletown, Ohio, on June 3. (Kevin Williams for The Post)
Demonstrators march in downtown Middletown, Ohio, on June 3. (Kevin Williams for The Post)

Ohio small towns see something missing for decades: Protests

George Floyd’s death is resonating far outside of major cities. Residents unused to demonstrating are trying it for the first time — and at first, it feels a little bit awkward.
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ESPN has provided extensive coverage of the George Floyd story over the past week. (Yana Paskova for The Post)
ESPN has provided extensive coverage of the George Floyd story over the past week. (Yana Paskova for The Post)

ESPN has tried to focus more on sports, but that changed with George Floyd

The network's approach in recent years has been to avoid non-sports stories, but they have provided extensive coverage of Floyd's death and the nationwide protests that have followed.

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D.C. mayor delivers a clear message to Trump

Signaling support of demonstrators and criticism of the president, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) formally renamed the street outside the White House after ordering city crews to paint "Black Lives Matter" in giant yellow letters along 16th Street NW.
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Many black people can’t march. They’re too busy trying to survive.

On a recent afternoon, as people waved signs near the White House, a woman in Southeast D.C. handed out 300 meals to her neighbors.
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After a debate, Fredericksburg, Va., finally removes a slave auction block

The 800-pound auction block was the target of George Floyd protesters before it was removed Friday morning

Bicyclist accused of assaulting teens in Montgomery County is arrested

The incident unfolded Monday morning on the Capital Crescent Trail when three teens were posting fliers protesting the death of George Floyd.
D.C.police gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. (Amanda Voisard/The Post)
D.C.police gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. (Amanda Voisard/The Post)

For District police officers in training, protests constitute a defining moment

For this year’s recruits, the movement for racial justice represents not just a national reckoning but also a moment for intense soul-searching.
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)
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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)
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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.”
Passport control at Charles de Gaulle international airport north of Paris on May 14. (Ian Langsdon/EPA Pool/AP)
Passport control at Charles de Gaulle international airport north of Paris on May 14. (Ian Langsdon/EPA Pool/AP)

The coronavirus is reshaping an old hierarchy: Who can travel where

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