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May 31, 2020

‘It's a blue-soaked anger': Amid protests, African Americans feel a private grief
May brought a glaring accrual of trauma to black communities, from coronavirus to racist incidents caught on tape.

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May 31, 2020

Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus
States from Texas to Virginia are also altering preparations for dealing with the sick and elderly, protective equipment and cleanup costs.

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May 31, 2020

Royce White towers above the Minneapolis protests, and thousands are looking up to him
Former NBA prospect embraces his role as a protest leader in Minneapolis, drawing thousands to peaceful rallies demanding justice.

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May 31, 2020

Confederate monuments vandalized across the South
The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond was covered with graffiti.

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May 31, 2020

Strong tornadoes were absent from the High Plains in May, much to the relief of residents
April was the second most active for tornadoes in the Lower 48. May is nearing record quiet.

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May 31, 2020

U.S. braces for a sixth night of mass protests as police become more aggressive
Curfews were enacted in more than two dozen cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, and the National Guard was summoned in several states as protests intensified over George Floyd's death in police custody.

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May 31, 2020

‘I'm missing it all': Grandparents grieve over loss of visits with grandchildren
It's still safest to connect virtually for now, experts say.

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May 31, 2020

Live updates: Former FDA commissioner, other officials warn mass protests could cause spikes in infections
Global infections surpassed 6 million.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2020

More cities impose curfews as police become increasingly aggressive
Curfews were enacted in more than two dozen cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, and the National Guard was summoned in several states as protests intensified over George Floyd's death in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2020

Getting his tattoo took less than 20 minutes. Regret set in within hours.
There's no quick or easy fix for tattoo angst.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2020

Strong twisters absent from the Plains in May, much to the relief of residents
April was the second most active for tornadoes in the Lower 48. May is nearing record quiet.

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May 31, 2020

Trump is pushing churches to open. Black pastors in hard-hit St. Louis are preaching caution.
The disproportionate impact of coronavirus on African American communities has left faith leaders fearful of a resurgence.

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May 31, 2020

A night of fire and fury across America as protests intensify
Curfews were enacted in more than two dozen cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, and the National Guard was summoned in several states as protests intensified over George Floyd's death in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2020

Live updates: All coronavirus testing centers shuttered in Los Angeles over ‘safety worries' during protests
Global infections surpassed 6 million.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2020

Demonstrators, police clash across nation in another night of protest
Unrest spread from Los Angeles and Philadelphia to Chicago and New York as governors in several states activated the National Guard and multiple cities instituted curfews.

Washington Post Nation
May 31, 2020

America endures another night of protest after police, demonstrators clash in dozens of cities
Unrest spread from Los Angeles and Philadelphia to Chicago and New York as governors in several states activated the National Guard and multiple cities instituted curfews.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Trump postpones G-7 until September after Merkel declines invitation, citing pandemic
Reopening in the United States continued as the death toll passed 101,000 and infections jumped in some parts of the country.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Protests mount and violence flares in cities across U.S., putting the nation on edge
Authorities prepared for another night of unrest over the death of George Floyd.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Protests gain force across U.S.
Authorities prepared for another night of unrest over the death of George Floyd.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

America braces for another night of chaos after police, protesters clash in dozens of cities
Unrest spread from Los Angeles and Philadelphia to Chicago and New York as governors in several states activated the National Guard and multiple cities instituted curfews.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump postpones G-7 until September after Merkel declines invitation, citing pandemic
Reopening in the United States continued as the death toll passed 101,000 and infections jumped in some parts of the country.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

‘It was me. I know it was me.'
Francene Bailey, on passing the coronavirus to her mother, who later died.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Divided Supreme Court gives guidance on virus-related worship restrictions
In pivotal role, Chief Justice John Roberts laid out what is acceptable for governments.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Thousands of protesters amass in cities across the country, National Guard activated in multiple states
Following Friday night's unrest, protests spread across the U.S. with large gatherings in many cities, including Washington, Denver and New York. Five states have activated the National Guard and cities are instituting curfews to keep demonstrators off the streets.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

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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May 30, 2020

Minnesota governor says violent unrest is ‘no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd'
The unrest spread from Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York, Houston and Washington, where the White House was placed under lockdown. In Portland, Ore., police declared a riot. In Lincoln, Neb., police urged residents to shelter in place.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Testing giants ACT and College Board struggle amid covid-19 pandemic
Both organizations have had to cancel in-person administrations of their signature admissions tests

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May 30, 2020

Supreme Court rules California may enforce certain restrictions on religious gatherings
A church had argued that pandemic-related restrictions violated constitutional protections for places of worship.

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May 30, 2020

Missouri's last abortion clinic will stay open after ruling ends contentious year-long legal battle
The loss of its last abortion clinic would have made Missouri the first state since 1974 left without a licensed facility.

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May 30, 2020

Live updates: Merkel declines Trump's invitation to G-7 summit in Washington, citing pandemic
Reopening in the United States continued as the death toll passed 101,000 and infections jumped in some parts of the country.

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May 30, 2020

Firefly festivals are canceled this year, and the insects might be pleased about it
Scientists say covid-19 might allow the bioluminescent beetles to mate in peace for the first time in a long while.

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May 30, 2020

CDC chief defends failure to spot early coronavirus spread in U.S.
Robert R. Redfield says diagnostic testing would have made little difference, describing it like "looking for a needle in a haystack."

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May 30, 2020

‘It's really hard to imagine this number'
In art and words, nine illustrators grapple with 100,000 American lives lost to covid-19

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump's withdrawal from the WHO draws criticism from health experts, world leaders
Reopening in the United States continued as the death toll passed 101,000 and infections jumped in some parts of the country.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Pandemic's overall death toll in U.S. likely surpassed 100,000 weeks ago
An examination of excess deaths in every state suggests the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic was far more deadly than government tallies of covid-19 deaths indicate.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Minnesota governor says violent unrest is ‘no longer, in any way, about the murder of George Floyd'
The unrest spread from Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York, Houston and Washington, where the White House was placed under lockdown. In Portland, Ore., police declared a riot. In Lincoln, Neb., police urged residents to shelter in place.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump's withdrawal from the WHO draws criticism from health experts
Reopening in the United States continued as the death toll passed 101,000 and infections jumped in some parts of the country.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

A night of ‘absolute chaos' as outrage over George Floyd's death spreads across America
The unrest spread from Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York, Houston and Washington, where the White House was placed under lockdown. In Portland, Ore., police declared a riot. In Lincoln, Neb., police urged residents to shelter in place.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

The death of George Floyd: What video and other records show about his final minutes
The Washington Post reconstructed the events immediately preceding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis using security footage, emergency services recordings and cellphone videos.

Washington Post Nation
May 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump's withdrawal from WHO draws criticism from health experts
Reopening in the United States continued as the death toll passed 101,000 and infections jumped in some parts of the country.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Protesters clash with police after former officer is charged in George Floyd's death
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Trump terminates U.S. relationship with WHO, claiming it misled world about coronavirus
Slowing rates of infection in some of the hardest-hits part of the United States have offered a glimmer of hope, as New York City announced plans to ease restrictions after 10 weeks under lockdown.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Transcripts of calls between Flynn, Russian diplomat show they discussed sanctions
Long-secret documents were released amid a partisan fight over a government motion to dismiss the former national security adviser's guilty plea.

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May 29, 2020

Protests for George Floyd continue after former officer arrested and charged
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Minneapolis struggled with police violence and adopted reforms. ‘And yet, George Floyd is still dead.'
Minneapolis again confronted with painful cycle of police violence, protests, and calls for reform

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May 29, 2020

Former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death as protests continue nationwide
Derek Chauvin, captured on video with his knee on George Floyd's neck during an arrest, faced third-degree murder charges.

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May 29, 2020

Charging officers with crimes is still difficult for prosecutors
Prosecutors are often hesitant to charge police officers for on-duty actions, in part because of a higher standard of proof, and juries are hesitant to convict their protectors.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Officer charged in George Floyd's death used fatal force before and had history of complaints
Derek Chauvin shot one suspect, was involved in the fatal shooting of another, and received at least 17 complaints during his nearly two decades as an officer, according to police records and archived news reports.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Missouri's last abortion clinic to stay open after year-long legal battle
The loss of its last abortion clinic would have made Missouri the first state since 1974 left without a licensed facility.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Live updates: Trump terminates U.S. relationship with WHO, claiming it misled world about coronavirus
Slowing rates of infection in some of the hardest-hits part of the United States have offered a glimmer of hope, as New York City, once the country's coronavirus epicenter, on Thursday announced plans to ease restrictions after 10 weeks under lockdown.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Anger over George Floyd's killing ripples far beyond the United States
His death and subsequent protests im Minnestota have provoked responses from around the globe, with some leaders taking the opportunity to express solidarity with marginalized communities in the United States.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

As states start to reopen, here's where people are going
Where are people going as coronavirus lockdown restrictions loosen in all 50 states? Grocery stores are busier and re-opened barbershops and hair salons are seeing a rush of customers. But what about restaurants, gyms and bars?

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder and manslaugther in death of George Floyd
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Protests, fires rage through the night in Minneapolis
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings. Gunfire broke out in multiple cities, including Louisville and Denver.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

What happens if you get coronavirus at work? Experts say it might be hard to prove.
Nonessential employees and shoppers have limited legal options if they contract covid-19 at work or at businesses, experts say.

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May 29, 2020

Minnesota governor recognizes ‘generations of pain, of anguish,' but says order must be restored
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Fires rage in Minneapolis; Trump calls protesters ‘THUGS,' suggests looting will lead to ‘shooting'
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

EPA opts not to delay Alaska mine for now
A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency informed the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Alaska that the EPA would not formally object to the Corps moving ahead with a permit for the Pebble Mine, which could affect the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Twitter flags Trump, White House for ‘glorifying violence' after tweeting Minneapolis looting will lead to ‘shooting'
Trump also referred to the protesters, many of whom are people of color, as "THUGS."

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May 29, 2020

Seven shot in Louisville as protests turn violent nationwide overnight
Beyond Minneapolis, turbulent protests erupted across the country from Phoenix to Columbus, where some protesters breached the Ohio Statehouse.

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May 29, 2020

Struggling to find happiness while you're stuck at home? Experts say contentment is enough.
Here's how to find contentment even when your external environment is complete chaos.

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May 29, 2020

Home by Thanksgiving: An emerging strategy to reopen college campuses in the fall
Some colleges are pushing aggressive plans to bring students back. Others are taking it more slowly.

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May 29, 2020

CNN crew arrested as fires rage in Minneapolis; Trump calls protesters ‘THUGS,' suggests looting will lead to ‘shooting'
The unrest spread from Phoenix to Columbus, as people converged in city centers and descended on state capitol buildings to protest the death of a black man in police custody.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, the ongoing fight to end police violence against black Americans
The most recent incident of an unarmed black man dying after an encounter with police should not deter the long-running quest for black people to be treated like full citizens.

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May 29, 2020

Live updates: As some hard-hit regions move to reopen, pandemic's hotbeds shift
Slowing rates of infection in some of the hardest-hits part of the United States have offered a glimmer of hope, as New York City, once the country's coronavirus epicenter, on Thursday announced plans to ease restrictions after 10 weeks under lockdown.

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May 29, 2020

New York City, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus, eyes June reopening
Jobless claims were filed by 2.1 million Americans last week, raising the 10-week total to more than 40 million.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Fires rage in Minneapolis as protests intensify; Trump calls demonstrators ‘THUGS,' suggests looting will lead to ‘shooting'
The scene in Minneapolis came at the end of a day in which a hundreds-strong march remained peaceful while demanding that four now-fired officers be arrested in a case that's generated nationwide outrage.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Seven shot in Louisville as police brutality protests turn violent nationwide overnight
Beyond Minneapolis, turbulent protests erupted across the country from Phoenix to Columbus, where some protesters breached the Ohio Statehouse.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Twitter flags Trump for ‘glorifying violence' after he says Minneapolis looting will lead to ‘shooting'
Trump also referred to the protesters, many of whom are people of color, as "THUGS."

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Protesters breach Minneapolis police precinct in response to George Floyd's death; Trump calls demonstrators ‘THUGS'
As federal and local officials said they continue to investigate, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) activated the state's National Guard to respond to upheaval, including violent clashes and razed buildings, in the Twin Cities area.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Protesters breach police precinct in Minneapolis in response to George Floyd's death
As federal and local officials said they continue to investigate, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) activated the state's National Guard to respond to upheaval, including violent clashes and razed buildings, in the Twin Cities area.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Live updates: As some hard-hit regions move to reopen, pandemic's epicenters shift across the country, globe
Slowing rates of infection in some of the hardest-hits part of the United States have offered a glimmer of hope, as New York City, once the country's coronavirus epicenter, on Thursday announced plans to ease restrictions after 10 weeks under lockdown.

Washington Post Nation
May 29, 2020

Chaotic Minneapolis protests spread amid emotional calls for justice, peace
Protests continued for a third day and at times turned violent as activists called for justice for George Floyd, who died in an encounter with police.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Live updates: New York City, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus, eyes June reopening
Jobless claims were filed by 2.1 million Americans last week, raising the 10-week total to more than 40 million.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Protesters march peacefully in Minneapolis, demanding arrests in George Floyd's death
As federal and local officials said they continue to investigate, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) activated the state's National Guard to respond to upheaval, including violent clashes and razed buildings, in the Twin Cities area.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Public schools face a fall with a lot more costs and a lot less funding
Reopening will come with enormous new costs at a time when state budgets are being slashed.

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May 28, 2020

Separated children mistreated at shelter for migrant youths, lawsuit alleges
Honduran siblings taken from their mother in 2018 said they were mistreated at a now-closed Heartland Alliance shelter in Chicago. The nonprofit denies it.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

U.S. reopenings could bring a dark return: Mass shootings
Coronavirus stopped mass gatherings at schools, churches, concerts and shopping malls, and it also came with a lull in mass shootings.

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May 28, 2020

‘Nothing short of murder': After officers allegedly suffocate a suspect, condemnation grows
Protests continued as the Justice Department vowed a "robust inquiry" into George Floyd's death.

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May 28, 2020

In Puerto Rico, an economic disaster looms amid fears of coronavirus
The island's swift lockdown has further frayed a safety net strained by hurricanes and political upheaval

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May 28, 2020

Minnesota governor activates National Guard as upheaval continues in Twin Cities
Minneapolis-area leaders sought to reassure the public and begged for calm after the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in police custody Monday prompted nationwide outrage and local protests that gave way to destructive fires, looting and violent clashes.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Twin Cities and beyond
Unrest follows the death of a black man in police custody, captured on video.

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May 28, 2020

Police pointed guns at a man and his grandmother, video shows. They claim he ran a stop sign.
Tye Anders, 21, is facing a felony charge for evading after he allegedly failed to stop and refused orders to walk toward officers who had their guns drawn.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond
Unrest follows the death of a black man in police custody, captured on video.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Study links foul weather with body aches
The "Cloudy with a Chance of Pain" research project found low pressure, humidity, heavy rain and strong winds are associated with increased pain.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Gatherings as states reopen could spell return of another dark American phenomenon: mass shootings
Coronavirus stopped mass gatherings at schools, churches, concerts and shopping malls, and it also came with a lull in mass shootings.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Nursing homes turn to quick fix training to meet pandemic staffing needs
Federal officials waived the minimum 75 hours of training required for nursing aides, sparking fears about unqualified people providing care for frail patients.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

More than 100,000 Americans have died of coronavirus. This is how they lived — and what was lost when they died.
Those remembered here show the outbreak's sweeping impact on our communities, culture and workplaces.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Live updates: Trump notes ‘very sad milestone' after U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000
"To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!" the president said on Twitter.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

It's becoming easier to get a coronavirus test in the DMV. Here are some options.
More testing sites are operating, and not all require a doctor's order and an appointment.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Barr appoints Texas prosecutor to review Obama officials' ‘unmasking' requests
This is an offshoot of an investigation underway by the U.S. Attorney of Connecticut, who was tapped by Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 election interference probe that has overshadowed Trump's presidency.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Protests over death of George Floyd continue to roil Minneapolis, and beyond
Unrest follows the death of a man in police custody, captured on video.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

A nurse went to New York to work on the front lines — and to find the firefighter who saved her life over 36 years ago
She just wanted to tell him thank you.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

‘Sorry, no mask allowed': Some businesses pledge to keep out customers who cover their faces
A Texas bar, a Wisconsin campground, and an Illinois gas station have all banned customers from wearing face masks inside their businesses, as many other stores and restaurants nationwide make the coverings a requirement.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

‘Callous liars': Pennsylvania Democrats say GOP put them at risk by hiding member's positive covid-19 test
Outraged Democrats rushed to condemn House Republicans for not disclosing that the novel coronavirus had infiltrated Pennsylvania's state Capitol, with some demanding resignations and formal investigations into why details about the positive diagnosis were withheld.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Experts say coronavirus might never go away as U.S. death toll reaches 100,000
Some experts are saying there's a good chance the virus will never go away, even after a vaccine is discovered and deployed.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Live updates: U.S. death toll surpasses 100,000 as experts warn coronavirus may never go away
"Each life lost is a tragedy, and this is certainly a somber milestone," U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

A nurse went to New York to work on the front lines — and to find the firefighter who saved her life 36 years ago
She just wanted to tell him thank you.

Washington Post Nation
May 28, 2020

Police chiefs react with disgust to Minneapolis death, try to reassure their own cities
The heads of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association promptly issued statements of support for the firing of four Minneapolis officers and denounced the prolonged suffocation of George Floyd, which was captured on cellphone video and streamed around the world.

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