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  1. covid-19
    Cuomo Says New York Schools Can Reopen, But Hurdles RemainSchool districts have the green light. Whether they move forward with in-person learning is still an open question.
  2. extreme weather
    Isaias Wreaks Havoc on Northeast, Leaving Millions Without PowerThe powerful storm left more than 3 million without power, tornadoes were reported in at least five states, and at least five people were killed.
  3. tiktok
    What’s Going on With Trump’s TikTok Ban and the Microsoft Deal?As TikTok users continue to hold their looped breath, Microsoft is again trying to acquire the app after dealing with some Trump-prompted confusion.
  4. the media
    James Murdoch Quits News Corp Board, Citing Editorial RiftRupert Murdoch’s youngest son is publicly done with his family’s controversial media empire — but he still stands to profit from it.
  5. politics
    What Happened at Attorney General Barr’s Five-Hour House HearingBarr defended sending federal agents to Portland and other cities, and his heated exchanges with grandstanding Democrats yielded little substance.
  6. protests
    What We Know About the Austin BLM Protest ShootingGarrett Foster was shot and killed on Saturday night in an altercation with a motorist who had turned into an intersection full of protesters.
  7. portland
    Trump Administration Sends More Federal Officers to PortlandThe 100-plus federal agents at the courthouse have made the unrest worse. As many as 150 more are reportedly on their way.
  8. the media
    Sinclair Pulls Segment Sharing Anti-Fauci COVID-19 Conspiracy TheoryThe company defended its right to share the baseless conspiracy theory on dozens of local TV stations, but eventually caved amid the blowback.
  9. regret
    Trump Admits Regret (for Some of His Tweets)The president explains in a new interview that “you find out a lot of things” after sending problematic tweets and retweets.
  10. the pandemic president
    Trump Attempts Sober Pose in Resurrected COVID-19 BriefingThe president read a prepared statement word-for-word, recommended masks without downplaying them, and acknowledged the pandemic would get worse.
  11. crime
    Everything We Know About the Shooting at a Federal Judge’s Home in New JerseyThe son of Judge Esther Salas was killed by an anti-feminist activist who was later found dead by apparent suicide.
  12. coronavirus
    Everything We Do and Don’t Know About New York’s Reopening PlanNew York City entered phase four on July 20, but not everything has been allowed to reopen on that schedule.
  13. portland
    Unidentified Federal Agents Are Detaining Protesters in Portland“It’s like stop and frisk meets Guantanamo Bay,” one Oregon attorney said.
  14. political art
    Behold Governor Cuomo’s Pandemic Mountain Poster, for Some ReasonThe governor has made another overstuffed, antique-style poster to celebrate himself — this time regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
  15. coronavirus
    Florida Sets New U.S. Record With Over 15,000 COVID-19 CasesThe previous record of 12,274 daily cases was set by New York on April 4.
  16. the pandemic president
    99 Days Later, Trump Finally Wears a Face Mask in PublicIt only took more than three months, 3.2 million COVID-19 infections, and 134,000 deaths for Trump to follow and model CDC guidance a single time.
  17. obstruction of justice
    Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone, Who Refused to Testify Against HimThe president has made sure that his loyal friend and longtime collaborator will not face justice after he was convicted of obstructing justice.
  18. coronavirus
    United States, World Leader in COVID-19 Deaths, to Leave WHOThe Trump administration has officially notified the U.N. that the United States will leave the World Health Organization in 2021.
  19. racism
    Amy Cooper Faces Charges After Calling Cops on Black Birder in Central ParkIf convicted, she could face up to a year in jail.
  20. international affairs
    Trump Was Reportedly Briefed on Russian Bounties for Dead U.S. Troops Last Year John Bolton reportedly briefed Trump on the Russian bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan in March 2019.
  21. coronavirus
    The Failed U.S. Reopening Has Served Up a Feast for the CoronavirusThe second peak of America’s coronavirus crisis has begun, and once again there is no end in sight.
  22. vision 2020
    Trump Tweets, Then Deletes, Video of Supporter Shouting ‘White Power’The White House claims Trump didn’t hear the “white power” part, but it’s hard to miss.
  23. the pandemic president
    Trump Campaign Removed Social-Distancing Stickers From Seats at Tulsa RallyThe Trump team didn’t just put the president’s supporters at risk, it undid an effort by arena staff to protect them.
  24. politics
    All the Reasons Trump’s Tulsa Rally Was a Complete DisasterThe failure of the overhyped event has left the Trump campaign in disarray, and at least eight staff members have now tested positive for COVID-19.
  25. rule of law
    Trump Fires U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman After He Refuses to ResignBerman, who has overseen many investigations of close Trump associates, had refused to step down in a dramatic standoff with Attorney General Barr.
  26. trump campaign
    Trump’s Tulsa Rally Is Still Happening, Pandemic and Reason Be DamnedThe president’s top coronavirus advisers couldn’t stop it, a legal challenge failed, and his campaign still believes it will Make Trump Great Again.
  27. black lives matter
    Everything We Know About the Killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta PoliceAtlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot and killed Brooks as he was running away, has been fired and is facing a charge of felony murder.
  28. george floyd protests
    Trump Reschedules His Juneteenth Rally in TulsaThe president said he was pushing the rally back a day to honor the requests of “many of my African-American friends and supporters.”
  29. george floyd
    Minneapolis City Council Says It Will Disband Police ForceA veto-proof majority has committed to the process, but it’s not clear what will happen next.
  30. george floyd protests
    NFL Players, Employee Forced Goodell’s Protest Ban ApologyThe NFL commissioner apologized on Friday for the league’s ban on the protests started by Colin Kaepernick, but not to Kaepernick, and not on his own.
  31. george floyd
    Over 10,000 Americans Have Been Arrested at George Floyd Protests: Live UpdatesOn Wednesday night, New York police cracked down on peaceful protesters who had defied the citywide curfew.
  32. george floyd
    Read What Presidents Obama, Bush, Carter, and Clinton Said About George FloydEvery living former president has weighed in on the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide unrest.
  33. george floyd
    Police Spar With Protesters for 6th Straight Night: Live UpdatesNationwide protests have expanded and intensified in response to George Floyd’s death, with violence reported in dozens of cities.
  34. george floyd
    Public-Health Experts Warn of Coronavirus Outbreaks After George Floyd ProtestsMany protesters have been wearing masks, but chaotic mass demonstrations make social distancing nearly impossible.
  35. george floyd
    Watch Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Give Emotional Speech on Unrest in Atlanta“If you care about this city — then go home.”
  36. george floyd
    Powerful Images From Friday’s Protests Over the Death of George FloydPhotos from demonstrations in multiple cities over the deaths of Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.
  37. coronavirus
    Coronavirus in New York: Latest UpdatesMayor De Blasio is warning New Yorkers that they may have to “improvise” when it comes to their transportation.
  38. politics
    Fired Inspector General Was Also Investigating Pompeo’s Saudi Arms SalePompeo claims he did not know inspector general Steve Linick was investigating him. Trump says he only needed to hear that Obama appointed him.
  39. tara reade
    Everything We’ve Learned From Tara Reade’s Megyn Kelly InterviewReade recounted the alleged assault, discussed the timing of her decision to come forward, and called for Joe Biden to withdraw from the race.
  40. trump administration
    Pence Spokesperson Katie Miller Tests Positive for the CoronavirusMiller is married to top Trump adviser Stephen Miller. It is not yet clear how many White House aides and officials may have been exposed.
  41. two friends
    The Happy Endings Cast Terrorized the Cast of GleeEliza Coupe and Elisha Cuthbert recall the heady days of working on the Paramount lot in the early 2010s.
  42. coronavirus
    Everything We Know About Coronavirus Antibody TestsThe tests, which could show some amount of immunity to COVID-19, will be a key part of understanding how much the virus has spread.
  43. unsolved mysteries
    Kim Jong-un Is Very Much Alive in Allegedly New PhotosRumors of the North Korean dictator’s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated, according to state-media images of Kim at a fertilizer factory.
  44. trump administration
    HHS Secretary Alex Azar May Be Fired, But Not for Mismanaging the CoronavirusOn Sunday night, President Trump denied the reports and insisted Azar “is doing an excellent job.”
  45. coronavirus
    Trump Claims He Will Suspend All Immigration to U.S. Because of the CoronavirusThe president who has been desperate to reopen the U.S. economy now also wants to “temporarily” bar immigration to the country.
  46. coronavirus
    New York City Public Schools Will Not Reopen This School YearMayor de Blasio announced Saturday that the city’s 1.1 million public-school students would not be able to return to their classrooms until September.
  47. coronavirus
    Philly Police Drag Man From Bus for Not Wearing a Face MaskA viral video of the incident forced Philadelphia transit authorities to rescind a coronavirus-prompted policy mandating that customers wear masks.
  48. coronavirus
    Navy Captain Who Was Removed From Command Has the CoronavirusOn Saturday, Trump attacked Captain Brett Crozier, who had spoken out about his coronavirus-stricken crew last month.
  49. coronavirus
    Rhode Island Coronavirus Order Now Targets All Out-of-State TravelersGovernor Raimondo rescinded her order singling out New Yorkers — and issued a new one targeting everyone relocating to the state.
  50. coronavirus
    Member of Vice-President Pence’s Office Tests Positive for COVID-19The coronavirus has landed next door to the White House.
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