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George Floyd protestsHow did we get here?
      

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Protest photos19 powerful images
      

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Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor.How do we tell our kids?
      

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Mourning those lost to COVID-19100,000 lives
      

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White House mood darkens as Trump battles with James Mattis, criticism over Bible photo opEven for a president who courts chaos, it's been a tumultuous week for Trump. The constant string of bad news is taking its toll on the White House.
      

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'He was like the general': Mourners grieve George Floyd at memorial serviceThursday's memorial for George Floyd is the first of several to honor the man whose death has sparked protests across the US over racial inequalities.
      

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AG Barr defends clearing protest near White House, disputes claims demonstration was peaceful"It was not a political act," Barr said of the visit where the president was photographed with a bible. "It was entirely appropriate for him to do."
      

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LeBron James calls out Fox News host Laura Ingraham for defending Drew Brees: 'Tired of this treatment'Laura Ingraham told LeBron James "shut up and dribble" in 2018 when he discussed politics. The Fox host said Drew Brees "is allowed to have his view."
      

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Protests and prayers: George Floyd memorial service brings Americans together in mourning, outrageAcross the nation Thursday, Americans stopped to commemorate the life and mourn the death of George Floyd.
      

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J.C. Penney store closings list released: Is your local store facing liquidation in bankruptcy?J.C. Penney on Thursday revealed its initial list of 154 stores to close permanently in bankruptcy. Liquidation sales could begin within a week.
      

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Richmond is taking down Confederate statues: Is this the end for other Confederate memorials?Gov. Ralph Northam said the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond would be removed. What about other Confederate monuments?
      

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Al Sharpton announces march in Washington on anniversary of historic demonstrationSharpton announced a march on Washington on August 28, the anniversary of the March on Washington where MLK made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
      

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Americans disapprove of Trump response to George Floyd death and protests, polls findA majority said in an Emerson College poll that race relations are now just as bad (30%) or worse (25%) than they were during the civil rights era.
      

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Authors retract study that raised questions about drug used to treat COVID-19A major study that raised questions about hydroxychloroquine's use against COVID-19 has been retracted.
      

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George Floyd, Lea Michele and the problem with performative outrageWhen expressing outrage is as easy as posting a hashtag or an empty black square, there's a question of whether it's genuine or performative.
      

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'You sound completely barking mad': Piers Morgan, Giuliani trade insults over Trump's George Floyd tweet"You sound deranged. You're abusive. And it's really sad to see what's happened to you," the British TV host said to the former New York mayor.
      

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Men tied to 'boogaloo' movement conspired to spark protest violence in Las Vegas, feds sayMany "boogaloo" followers have shown up at COVID-19 lockdown protests armed with rifles and wearing tactical vests over Hawaiian shirts and leis.
      

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NBA owners approve proposal to resume season; some steps remain before plan is finalizedNBA owners approve plan to resume season with 22 teams, full playoff schedule. Players Association, health officials still must approve proposal.
      

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As Minneapolis and the nation mourns, George Floyd memorial at Cup Foods is 'like a Mecca'Outside the Cup Foods store where George Floyd was killed, his name, picture and memory are everywhere. The crowds gather for reasons unseen.
      

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Gabrielle Union says NBC chief threatened her for claiming racism on 'AGT' setGabrielle Union complained about 'AGT' after being fired, and now says NBC's chief threatened her against pursuing claims. NBC denies the charge.
      

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George Floyd live updates: Officers' bail set at $750,000 each; memorial service for FloydGeorge Floyd memorial being held in Minneapolis. Drew Brees apologizes for comments. AG warns convicting cops won't be easy. Latest on Floyd's death.
      

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Are public pensions doomed because of the coronavirus pandemic? State, local budgets feel painWith coronavirus dragging down stocks and budget crises for state and local governments, retirees are concerned about their public pensions.
      

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hired pollster to gauge presidential run last monthMark Cuban has flirted many times with running for president, including last month. But he stopped pursuing it after poll show he couldn't break 25%.
      

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Look out for the Strawberry Moon on Friday: Here's what it is and how to see itKeep your eyes to the sky this weekend to catch a glimpse of the Strawberry Moon, which will appear on Friday.
      

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The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this ThursdayWe've rounded up the best deals on Amazon today on everything from top-rated patio sets to our favorite outdoor water bottle—shop our picks.
      

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Protesting George Floyd's death safelyWhat to wear, bring and plan for – from tear gas to pepper spray to possible arrest.
      

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Indianapolis mayor announces plans to remove Confederate monument from city parkIndianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said he has long felt the grave monument belongs in a museum, not in a park.
      

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Las Vegas Strip reopening scenes: Foot traffic light, but Bellagio fountains dancingAfter being closed for nearly three months, Las Vegas Strip hotels and casinos were getting ready to open their doors.
      

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Enough equivocating: George Floyd's life mattered, my life matters, Black Lives MatterIf I didn't have a name that came up in an internet search, how long would I have been pinned on that street corner? Would I have made it up at all?
      

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Tropical Storm Cristobal could hit US late this weekend after strengthening in Gulf of MexicoThe U.S. landfall intensity of Tropical Storm Cristobal is heavily dependent on the next 48 hours.
      

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Judge finds probable cause for charges in Ahmaud Arbery killing; Georgia investigator alleges use of racial slurA Georgia investigator alleges that a white man used a racial slur while Ahmaud Arbery lay dying after being shot.
      

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Slew of police kneel with protestersMore than 50 Fayetteville, North Carolina police officers in tactical gear knelt with demonstrators at a peaceful protest against the killing of George Floyd.
      

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Grandma rides through skate park on mobility scooter to celebrate lockdown liftThis grandmother celebrated her first time out in months with a joy ride through a local skate park.
      

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Sneaky sailor can't stop surprising his familyCSSN Pedro Ivan DeLeon joined the Navy in 2017. He has made it his mission to make this return home memorable for his family.
      

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Recipes you can make with stale breadDon't throw that stale bread away. Give it a second life with these four recipes.
      

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Your guide to COVID-19What you need to know about coronavirus, including what to do if you think you might be sick, how to keep you and your family safe and tips on what to do while staying home.
      

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Good news storiesThese powerful, human stories offer some good news: our families, friends and neighbors are moving forward amid coronavirus.
      

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Which states require travelers to self-quarantine?States are beginning to open back up, but some require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks.
      

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Phoenix's Jeri Williams is one of the nation's few black female police chiefs. She says George Floyd's death was 'disgustingly horrific.'As one of the nation's few black female police chiefs, Phoenix Chief Jeri Williams reflects on the death of George Floyd and the future of policing.
      

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Stadium-sized asteroid will swing 'close' by Earth on Saturday. Thankfully, it will miss us.The damage 2002 NN4 could inflict on Earth is catastrophic, but experts say it will remain a safe distance away.
      

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Coronavirus: Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Garner and more stars team up for virtual graduationsWho says graduation can't happen online? Liam Payne, Oprah Winfrey and more stars are going to give the Class of 2020 a virtual send-off.
      

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