As cities burn, Trump stays silent — other than tweeting fuel on the fire

The president, in consultation with some aides, decided not to give a speech about the protests.
Businesses, including this CVS, faced the task of cleaning up after protests in Washington. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
Businesses, including this CVS, faced the task of cleaning up after protests in Washington. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
Restaurant owner Grace Abi-Najm Shea looks through a broken window after protests in Washington over the death of George Floyd. (Reuters)
Restaurant owner Grace Abi-Najm Shea looks through a broken window after protests in Washington over the death of George Floyd. (Reuters)
Workers board up windows at a business in downtown Washington as graffiti marks nearby boards. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)
Workers board up windows at a business in downtown Washington as graffiti marks nearby boards. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)

Retailers, restaurants shut their doors amid protests just as many were reopening from pandemic

Destruction is adding a new economic wrinkle for businesses already struggling.

Poll: Most Americans still favor controlling outbreak over restarting economy

About two-thirds worry about the potential for a second wave of coronavirus infections, a Post-ABC News poll finds.
Blake Stelle moved in with her parents after losing her television production job in Los Angeles. (John Tully for The Post)
Blake Stelle moved in with her parents after losing her television production job in Los Angeles. (John Tully for The Post)

The pandemic is making people reconsider city living, trading traffic for chickens

The pandemic is changing how people see the expensive cities where they live, and new work-from-home policies are making it possible for some to move out.

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Police appear to target journalists as they cover George Floyd protests
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Trump made 19,127 false or misleading claims in 1,226 days

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Journalist Ryan Grim, left, and Tara Reade, a former staffer of Joe Biden. (Getty; AP)

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Former vice president Joe Biden speaks to the media on March 10. (AP)
Former vice president Joe Biden speaks to the media on March 10. (AP)

Having stayed relatively quiet on protests, Biden faces crucial test

Does the former vice president have the relationships and the political dexterity to channel their anger, or will he be overtaken by a tsunami of discontent?

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National political head winds are working against Republicans, who likely will have to wait at least two more years for their best shot to win the majority in the House.
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Trump hones role as divider-in-chief as U.S. descends into chaos

The president's only words Sunday were verbal rockets on Twitter aimed at some of his favorite targets: the press, Democratic mayors and the far-left "antifa” movement
Police officers on horseback stand next to demonstrators blocking the road outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on Sunday. (AP)
Police officers on horseback stand next to demonstrators blocking the road outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on Sunday. (AP)

Protests over death of George Floyd and police killings spread to London, Berlin, Toronto

Demonstrators worldwide defied coronavirus restrictions to wave “I can't breathe” signs and chant “no justice, no peace” outside U.S. embassies.
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Held 643 days, Mohamed Soltan has become an American human rights voice for prisoners of Egypt’s military crackdown.
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Summers grow longer due to climate change while winters dramatically shrink

The closer you get to an ocean, the more summer has expanded.
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Confederate monuments vandalized across the South

The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond was covered with graffiti.
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Molly Marks, 7, conducts an online chat as a volunteer for Integrative Touch for Kids. (Amanda Marks)

This 7-year-old goes online to ‘spread my hope’ to children with medical issues during pandemic

Just out of second grade, Molly Marks is the youngest volunteer for Integrative Touch for Kids, a nonprofit organization that aims to connect with children in need.
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Nationwide protests highlight minority frustration with economic disparities

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Faith Flaherty, right, styles Candice Romsburg's hair in Hagerstown, Md. (AP)
Faith Flaherty, right, styles Candice Romsburg's hair in Hagerstown, Md. (AP)

As hair salons reopen, less pampering and more efficiency

Clients will wear masks and wait in cars, and may have to forgo shampooing and blow-drying.
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Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, shown at a meet last year, is keeping busy despite the postponement of the Tokyo Games. (Will Newton for The Post)

With Olympics postponed, Katie Ledecky focuses on educating herself — and others

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‘Brother Ah,’ synthesizer of sounds, dies at 86

He played with jazz luminaries including John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, and hosted a D.C. radio show promoting a musical belief system called “Sound Awareness.”
Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai load groceries they bought in Potomac to deliver for seniors through Teens Helping Seniors. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai load groceries they bought in Potomac to deliver for seniors through Teens Helping Seniors. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Ellen Caruso chats with Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai last week after thanking them for her food delivery. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Ellen Caruso chats with Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai last week after thanking them for her food delivery. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Marie Cavill thanked Matt Casertano and Dhruv Pai for delivering her groceries. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Marie Cavill thanked Matt Casertano and Dhruv Pai for delivering her groceries. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)

Two Montgomery County teens grocery shopped for their grandparents. Soon it became a national volunteer effort.

Most teens who deliver groceries through Teens Helping Seniors have a driver’s license, but founders Matt Casertano and Dhruv Pai don’t, so they walk, bike or carpool with their parents. They have expanded their delivery service to 14 chapters nationwide.
A medic protester assists a member of the media on Saturday after Minneapolis police fired tear gas and rubber bullets during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
A medic protester assists a member of the media on Saturday after Minneapolis police fired tear gas and rubber bullets during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Police injure, arrest reporters covering unrest

Even when displaying a press badge, some were hit with pepper spray or rubber bullets. “I have never been fired at by police,” said one startled war correspondent, “until tonight.”
Christo’s the Gates in New York City in 2005. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Christo’s the Gates in New York City in 2005. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
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Christo’s installations, which in some cases attracted millions of visitors, expanded the definition and appreciation of contemporary art.
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A classic favorite gets a healthful upgrade.
Postcards are displayed inside a temporarily closed store in Honolulu. (Bloomberg)
Postcards are displayed inside a temporarily closed store in Honolulu. (Bloomberg)

Hawaii is closed to visitors, but here’s how to support it from afar

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