Sporadic protests continued across the United States this week, while Attorney General William P. Barr defended the federal response to unrest in Portland, Ore., and the federal agents there began to withdraw.

Here are some significant developments:

  • An internal DHS document obtained by The Washington Post shows the department has had access to protesters’ electronic messages and that their conversations were written up in an “intelligence report,” despite public statements to the contrary.
  • Nearly 300 people have been shot in Minneapolis since the beginning of the year, the highest number in five years, as the city continues to battle an unprecedented uptick in crime in the nine weeks since George Floyd was killed in police custody.
  • Avowed white supremacist David Duke has been permanently banned from Twitter for repeated violations of the social media platform’s rules on hate speech.
  • Rep. Greg Pence (R-Ind.), the older brother of Vice President Pence, is under fire for allowing the sale of objects with racist depictions of African Americans at an antiques mall he co-owns.