Officials blame outsiders for violence in Minn., but contradict each other on who they think is responsible

Federal, state and local leaders blamed far-right nationalists, left-wing radicals and even foreign actors for the looting and rioting, but offered little evidence.

Buildings burn, and Trump talks tough. Where are the healers?

One answer: On the streets of Atlanta, where a police chief met protesters, vowed reform and told an angry crowd, “I’m with you.”
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Police officers pursue a protester in New York on Saturday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Police officers pursue a protester in New York on Saturday. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

Tensions flare in front of the White House for second night

By nightfall, nearly 1,000 people protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody were circling the perimeter of the White House grounds, which was fortified with law enforcement vehicles, metal barriers and rows of armored Secret Service, D.C. police and U.S. Park Police officers.

Social distancing strictures fall away as crowds gather

Many Americans, eager to recapture a sense of normalcy and seemingly confident that the risk was low, enjoyed public recreation and seemed unbothered by the crowds.

‘It was me. I know it was me.’

Francene Bailey, a nursing home aide, on passing the coronavirus to her mother, who later died.
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Researchers warn virus could cause debilitating long-term illness in some patients

The aftereffects of viral infections can be life-altering — we know this from personal experience — and are devastatingly common.

All coronavirus testing centers in Los Angeles closed amid ‘safety worries’

Mayor Eric Garcetti said all coronavirus testing centers in the city were closed because of safety concerns during the third day of protests after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

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Trump celebrates space launch, a moment of unity amid tensions across the U.S.

His speech struck a different tone from his tweets.

SpaceX capsule heads toward International Space Station

The rocket carried two astronauts to orbit from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
Scenes from Florida as the Space X manned flight took off. (Jonathan Newtown/The Post)

SpaceX pulls off another feat few thought possible

For all the successes over the years, the company had never flown a single person. Until Saturday.
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Biden expands his lead over Trump to 10-point margin in Post-ABC poll

Former vice president Joe Biden is now holding a clear lead nationally as Americans give President Trump negative ratings for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump postpones the annual G-7 meeting of world leaders until September

The leader of Europe’s largest economy had objected to President Trump’s decision to revive an in-person meeting. Trump also explained his call for non-members such as Russia to attend: “It’s a very outdated group of countries.”
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Like Trump, JFK faced riots. Here’s what he did to stop Birmingham violence in 1963.

After an attempt on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life at a Birmingham motel, black residents raged and the city burned. President John F. Kennedy knew he had to act.
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Copying GOP, Democrats aim to disseminate data

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean is leading a private company that will provide precise information that could be critical for Democratic campaigns in close elections.

Trump to go to fundraisers in June, his first since outbreak

Party officials said they plan to take safety measures to ensure the health of the president and attendees.
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Peter Smith heads to the voting machine after filling out his ballot for the Wisconsin 7th District special election on May 12 in Marshfield. (Tork Mason/AP)

Wisconsin election officials agree to send voters applications to vote by mail

The vote-by-mail issue, which has drawn ire from President Trump, is especially fraught in Wisconsin, where the state Supreme Court had ruled that in-person voting on April 7 had to go forward.

Afghan leaders signal mistrust for peace process with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials are pushing a poorly supported theory that the Taliban is cooperating with the Islamic State — a violation of one condition of the peace deal.

Trump’s exit from World Health Organization meets with dismay from global health experts

Germany said it was “disappointing” while the European Union asked President Trump to “reconsider” his decision. The United States has been the single biggest financial contributor to the U.N. agency.
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On the Black Sea, Georgia rebrands as a holiday haven from the pandemic

The South Caucasus nation, with fewer than 800 confirmed cases of covid-19, offers a look into some of the emerging strategies for post-pandemic tourism, such as promoting low infection rates and being selective about who gets in.
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The death of George Floyd: What video and other records show about his final minutes

The Post reconstructed the events immediately preceding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis using security footage, emergency services recordings and cellphone videos.

Divided Supreme Court gives guidance on virus-related worship restrictions

In pivotal role, Chief Justice John Roberts laid out what is acceptable for governments.
The average ER wait time in the United States is about 40 minutes. (iStock)
The average ER wait time in the United States is about 40 minutes. (iStock)

Why are wait times so long in emergency rooms?

ERs face what they call a “herculean task”: treat all comers, reduce wait times and reduce costs, even in the face of financial stressors.
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Washington won the first game, but Pittsburgh ultimately prevailed in the series. (Getty Images)
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Game 7 of the 1925 World Series was the best anyone had seen — if only they could

Fog that marred play and obscured fans' vision was just part of a wet and wild day, which culminated in the Washington Senators's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Despite Northam’s credentials, some question his response to pandemic

The nation’s only physician-governor has drawn both criticism and praise for his low-key, methodical approach to the crisis in Virginia.

Why aren’t more people seeking tests in D.C.?

Demand for testing has been slow, experts say, because of a lingering sense of test scarcity, confusion about who qualifies to get one, a lack of easy access and skepticism about testing operations.
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The key for anyone who wants to try a new activity, or one they haven’t done for a while, is to start slowly. (iStock)

Running into trouble: Eager pandemic exercisers rack up injuries

Many office workers want to take advantage of the unexpected downtime to get in shape but then go too hard too fast.
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Henry Cavill at the premiere of "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" in 2016. (Dennis Van Tine/Sipa USA )
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Honey Caramel Cashew Candies. (Tom McCorkle for The Post)

8 sweet and savory recipes for doorstep drop-offs and care packages

Candies, crackers and condiments will bring some joy to your friends and family.
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