PROTESTS OF POLICE VIOLENCE

Pentagon disarms National Guard in D.C., sends active-duty forces home

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper made the decision to disarm the guard without consulting the White House.

NFL says it was wrong in handling of protests over racial injustice, encourages players to do so peacefully

“We, the National Football League believe black lives matter,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

57 Buffalo officers resign from special squad to protest suspensions of two officers

Two officers were suspended after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester, causing him to hit his head on the sidewalk, officials said.
“ I just hope that it shows that the black community will never give up what they believe in.”
— Xavier Brown, freshman at Howard University
“I protested to tell police it’s not right to kill people.”
— Khalil Kim Allen, 7, son of Eun Hye Kim
“I’m tired of the racism.”
— Robin Williams, 63, Ann Arbor, Mich.
“It does feel like this is really a transformative and historical moment.”
— Cameron PajYeeb Yang, of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders
(Courtesy of Xavier Brown)
(Courtesy of Xavier Brown)
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(Courtesy of Eun Hye Kim)
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(Courtesy of Robin Williams)
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(Courtesy of Cameron PajYeeb Yang)
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Voices of protest

People from across the country are showing up to protest George Floyd’s death. We talked to protesters about why this movement matters to them.

Facebook employees said they were ‘caught in an abusive relationship’ with Trump as internal debates raged

Internal posts and documents obtained by The Post show thousands of employees want to change the social media giant’s stance that allows unfettered speech from politicians.

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.
Members of Dar'Yana Dyson's family attend her memorial service Tuesday in Baltimore. (Ariana Eunjung Cha/The Post)
Members of Dar'Yana Dyson's family attend her memorial service Tuesday in Baltimore. (Ariana Eunjung Cha/The Post)

‘They are all linked’: George Floyd. Freddie Gray. Dar’Yana Dyson.

Three generations of a family express anger, grief over two health crises — coronavirus and police violence — after the loss of a 15-year-old to covid-19.

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.

Guide to the pandemic

There have been more than 6.6 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The virus has killed more than 390,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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At protest site, artists paint it ‘Black Lives Matter’
At protest site, artists paint it ‘Black Lives Matter’
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Citing economic emergency, Trump 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.

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.
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Police have a ‘strong suspect’ in case of bicyclist accused of assaulting teens posting fliers on a Montgomery County trail

The incident unfolded Monday morning on the Capital Crescent Trail when three teens were posting fliers protesting the death of George Floyd.
Members of federal agencies block 16th Street near the White House. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)
Members of federal agencies block 16th Street near the White House. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Post)

Humvees, helicopters and National Guard: D.C. officials push back on show of federal force on city streets

The president has floated the idea of a federal takeover of D.C. police and threatened to send active-duty military into the city. For now, the Justice Department says the National Guard is supporting civilian authority and is not making arrests.

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.
Analysis

The topics Trump addressed during his Rose Garden speech

He came prepared with talking points, which he referred to only sporadically. He responded to one question, and then left.
(Photo illustration by Joe Moore)
(Photo illustration by Joe Moore)

Who do you think Joe Biden should choose for vice president?

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has promised the VP pick will be a woman. In this quiz, we offer up a series of things Biden might consider when making the pick and ask you how important each should be. Then, we’ll show who matches up best with your priorities.
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Iran’s coronavirus cases surge again as epicenter shifts to new province

While the epidemic was initially concentrated in the capital, Tehran, and the holy city of Qom, the new flare-up has largely been centered in Khuzestan province, an oil-rich region in Iran’s southwest.

Desperate Middle Eastern women resort to selling their gold as pandemic grinds on

Families feel shame and despair as economic distress leaves them little other way of making ends meet.
Black Lives Matter is projected onto the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday. (AP)
Black Lives Matter is projected onto the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday. (AP)

In Britain, protests over the death of George Floyd revive memories of others killed by police

Protesters chanted Floyd’s name. But other names stood out among the shouts and signs: those of black people killed by police in the United Kingdom.

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 campaign ad pulled after complaints it politicized space

Karen Nyberg, a former astronaut and wife of Doug Hurley, who was carried to the International Space Station by the SpaceX launch, called the ad propaganda.
Mount Rushmore in South Dakota features four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. (AP)
Mount Rushmore in South Dakota features four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. (AP)

19th Amendment anniversary celebration will put women on Mount Rushmore, temporarily

Images of 14 female leaders of the suffrage and civil rights movements will be projected onto Mount Rushmore, including women who never themselves got the right to vote.

Dow soars more than 800 points as stocks close in on pre-pandemic levels

A surprisingly positive jobs report helped push the Standard & Poor’s 500 index within 1 percent of going positive for 2020. The S&P was more than 30 percent in the hole less than three months ago.
Daniel Doll (left) and David Simnick say Soapbox sales have skyrocketed. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Daniel Doll (left) and David Simnick say Soapbox sales have skyrocketed. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
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Soapbox sees explosive growth in pandemic-era pivot

The Georgetown-based maker of soaps, shampoos and body washes says revenue jumped tenfold after it expanded into hand sanitizers.
(Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post)
(Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post)
Gwen Berry was placed on probation by the USOPC after she raised a fist during the playing of the national anthem at the Pan American Games. (Shizuo Kambayashi/File)
Gwen Berry was placed on probation by the USOPC after she raised a fist during the playing of the national anthem at the Pan American Games. (Shizuo Kambayashi/File)

Tensions rise in U.S. Olympic community amid protests and punishments

Athletes demand an apology for past punishments as the Olympic committee delicately tries to respond to swirling controversy.

WNBA considering a 22-game schedule at a central site, starting in July

The season had been scheduled to begin May 15, but a no-longer-needed Olympic break allows some flexibility.
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)
Perspective

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)
Perspective

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.”
Vlogger Chris Avila records with two showgirls at Flamingo Las Vegas on the Strip. (David Becker/Getty Images)
Vlogger Chris Avila records with two showgirls at Flamingo Las Vegas on the Strip. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Showgirls in surgical masks and sanitized dice: Scenes from Las Vegas’s reopening day

Las Vegas reopened for business on Thursday, though things sure look different.
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