CIA veterans see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests

For former U.S. intelligence officials, scenes of armed clashes and strongman poses are familiar signs of a fraying country.

Trump’s use of religion as a political tool draws rebukes

Several faith leaders, Democrats and some Republicans have voiced dismay about the nakedly political optics of the president brandishing a Bible after threatening to deploy the military against protesters.
New York police officers block the entrance of the Manhattan Bridge to protesters after an 8 p.m. curfew took effect Tuesday. (Holly Pickett for The Post)
New York police officers block the entrance of the Manhattan Bridge to protesters after an 8 p.m. curfew took effect Tuesday. (Holly Pickett for The Post)
Autumn Sacred, top left, and Parisa Pirooz gather with fellow demonstrators near the White House on Tuesday. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Autumn Sacred, top left, and Parisa Pirooz gather with fellow demonstrators near the White House on Tuesday. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Hundreds of protesters gather near the home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti before a 6 p.m. curfew goes into effect on Tuesday. (Philip Cheung for The Post)
Hundreds of protesters gather near the home of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti before a 6 p.m. curfew goes into effect on Tuesday. (Philip Cheung for The Post)
Protesters chant near a memorial for George Floyd at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis on Tuesday. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
Protesters chant near a memorial for George Floyd at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis on Tuesday. (Salwan Georges/The Post)

Thousands descend on D.C. protests to push back against Trump’s show of federal force

Banging on fences erected near the White House and marching through the city to the U.S. Capitol, the largely peaceful protesters included high schoolers and stay-at-home moms, young parents and toddlers, elderly couples and large families.

Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force

Attorney General William P. Barr’s personal directive, according to a Justice Department official, prompted a show of aggression against a crowd of largely peaceful protesters that drew widespread condemnation.
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Rep. Steve King, who was shunned by GOP leaders for his racist remarks, loses in Iowa primary

Support for King started to evaporate last year after he made racially offensive remarks that forced national Republicans to distance themselves from the conservative Iowa firebrand.

Trump says GOP will look to move convention out of North Carolina

The governor had said that given the pandemic, he can’t promise Republicans the full arena they want.

Boris Johnson offers refuge, U.K. citizenship path for nearly 3 million Hong Kongers

London will allow holders of British National Overseas passports to live and work in Britain, in response to China’s crackdown on political freedoms in the Asian financial center.
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George W. Bush calls out racial injustices and celebrates protesters who ‘march for a better future’

The former president’s statement did not mention President Trump, but Bush’s call for compassion and unity presents a stark contrast to the incumbent’s rhetoric.

Rep. Engel is criticized for hot-microphone comment at news conference on protests

The New York Democrat repeatedly asked to speak at a Bronx event on protests over the killing of George Floyd, then said near a live microphone: “If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care.”

Fired State Department watchdog who was probing Pompeo to appear before Congress

Democrats have said they are expanding their investigation into the firing of former inspector general Steve Linick as they try to learn more about the sidelining of independent watchdogs in several agencies.

In Paris, thousands defy police orders, protest death of George Floyd

While protests against police violence and racial discrimination are common in France, community organizers say they have struggled to achieve the sort of recognition and outcry of support that U.S. activists have gotten.

Cyclone Nisarga targets Mumbai amid coronavirus crisis

The cyclone, equivalent to a tropical storm as of late Tuesday local time, is forecast to intensify overnight into Wednesday morning as it churns north and draws nearer to the coast.
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A massive Raphael exhibit reopens in Rome. Six people can enter every five minutes.

Lasting covid-19 restrictions limit access to Italy’s cultural sites.
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Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee on Tuesday in Louisville. (Darron Cummings/AP)

As protesters railed against police violence in Louisville, another black resident was killed

The owner of a Louisville barbecue spot was shot in an exchange of gunfire with police and members of the National Guard, fueling unrest in a city already roiled by protests over police-involved violence.

Oral argument date set to review judge’s refusal to immediately close Michael Flynn’s case

The Justice Department and the former national security adviser are asking a federal appeals court in Washington to force Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to dismiss the case.

‘Ring of fire’ weather pattern will bring a sizzler to some, severe storms to others

The zone from Minneapolis to Washington could see storms between Tuesday and Wednesday night.
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Finally you can — and should — delete old Facebook posts in bulk

Facebook is finally offering a tool to delete or archive old posts in bulk — and prevent stalkers, employers and the government from snooping on your past, too.

Digital services taxes could be next front in Trump’s trade war

The administration is investigating digital services taxes being enforced or considered by several U.S. trading partners, signaling that the president is determined to pursue his “America First” trade offensive despite a pandemic and the worst social unrest in more than half a century.

Tech group files first lawsuit against Trump over executive order targeting social media

A Washington-based tech group supported by Facebook and Google is arguing that President Trump’s order threatens to “curtail and chill constitutionally protected speech” during the 2020 presidential election.
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Trump’s approach to sports reveals his character

The president has always sought the legitimate strength that sports confers and failed to acquire it.
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Wes Unseld helped bring Washington its only NBA title in 1978. (The Post)
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Trump administration wanted to take control of D.C. police to quell protests

Top city officials say they pushed back against federal takeover permitted by the Home Rule act.
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When D.C. protesters needed a refuge from police, one resident ‘just opened a door’

Rahul Dubey became a hero after rescuing dozens of demonstrators from a confrontation with police in Northwest Washington.

Use of medical helicopter to target protesters is under investigation, National Guard says

The thwomping blades of military helicopters were part of a low-flying show of force over Washington’s streets.

Teen protest leader helps control violence in Richmond after three chaotic nights

The police chief called the actions “unwarranted” and disciplined the officers who fired tear gas without provocation.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the Romney Building, where her office is located, in Lansing, Mich., on May 18. (Brittany Greeson for The Post)

The turbulent rise of Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan’s governor has become a national figure amid a pandemic, a flood, protests, lawsuits, Biden’s interest in her as a vice-presidential pick — and her battles with Trump.
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Michael Stuhlbarg and Elisabeth Moss in “Shirley.” (Thatcher Keats/Neon)
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TV viewers want the world — and the George Floyd story — to make sense. Good luck with that.

By day, TV news can almost make America’s civil unrest seem manageable. Then comes the night.
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Kaoru Kobayashi plays the Master in “Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories.” (Netflix)

Stars of D.C.’s restaurant scene recommend their favorite food movies

We’re all living in a takeout world these days. But there’s one simple way to relive the clatter of plates, the buzz of a packed restaurant and the pleasure of sitting down to a meal with loved ones, and that’s just by firing up a film.
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The Hotel at Avalon (HEI Hotels/Washington Post illustration)

Hotels turned their lobbies into a social hub. Then came the coronavirus.

The hotel lobby has become a buzzy gathering place for guests and locals alike in recent years. In the age of social distancing, that model has to adapt.
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