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China condemns America's human rights record, the United States is sliding into illiberalism, and workers will be the most vulnerable...

Indians Are Supporting George Floyd-and Ignoring Police Brutality in Their Own Country

INDIANS ARE SUPPORTING GEORGE FLOYD-AND IGNORING POLICE BRUTALITY IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY

There are no protests to mark the systematic mistreatment of the country's poor, lower-caste communities, or other minority groups.

 
 
 
The NYPD Sees Coordination in Protests. It's Incentivized To

THE NYPD SEES COORDINATION IN PROTESTS. IT'S INCENTIVIZED TO

Since 9/11, federal funding for counterintelligence has shifted the way New York and other cities are policed.

The United States Will Learn Nothing From the Pandemic

THE UNITED STATES WILL LEARN NOTHING FROM THE PANDEMIC

It's the country's biggest crisis in decades-and all signs suggest Americans will absorb all the wrong lessons from it.

 
 
 
As U.S. Injustices Rage, China's Condemnation Reeks of Cynicism

AS U.S. INJUSTICES RAGE, CHINA'S CONDEMNATION REEKS OF CYNICISM

Beijing is no ally to those fighting for justice-it's simply defending its own injustices.

No-Deal Brexit Looks Likelier Than Ever After the Pandemic

NO-DEAL BREXIT LOOKS LIKELIER THAN EVER AFTER THE PANDEMIC

The U.K. and EU still find themselves far apart on crucial issues-with time running out.

 
 
 
Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?

COULD THE PANDEMIC KILL THE UNITED KINGDOM?

Boris Johnson's bungled coronavirus response could fuel calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification.

China Uses Globalization to Shut Down Critics Worldwide

CHINA USES GLOBALIZATION TO SHUT DOWN CRITICS WORLDWIDE

The Chinese Communist Party has turned global ties into its own weapons.

 
 
 
How High Will the U.S. Unemployment Rate Go?

HOW HIGH WILL THE U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GO?

As officials announce the latest monthly unemployment report and the stock market continues to rise, economists debate whether the...

Esper Orders Some U.S. Troops Deployed for Protests to Leave Washington

ESPER ORDERS SOME U.S. TROOPS DEPLOYED FOR PROTESTS TO LEAVE WASHINGTON

Elements of an elite paratrooper unit will leave Washington in a move that could spark tensions between the White House and the Pentagon.

 
 
 
China's Steps Backward Began Under Hu Jintao

CHINA'S STEPS BACKWARD BEGAN UNDER HU JINTAO

Beijing's new aggression and ideological reaction started well before Xi Jinping.

Putin Is Warping Russia's Pandemic Response

PUTIN IS WARPING RUSSIA'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE

Doctors are being attacked and critics silenced as Moscow tries to control the narrative.

 
 
 
In Afghanistan, the Islamic State Threatens Long-Term Peace 

IN AFGHANISTAN, THE ISLAMIC STATE THREATENS LONG-TERM PEACE 

After a bloody Ramadan, the Afghan government and the Taliban called for a three-day truce. But Islamic State terrorists are prepared...

The Stakes Are High, and We Must Be Better Than This

THE STAKES ARE HIGH, AND WE MUST BE BETTER THAN THIS

Six military heavyweights and defense experts weigh in on Trump's call for the military to put down protests.

 
 
 
Yes, Lafayette Square Is Tahrir Square

YES, LAFAYETTE SQUARE IS TAHRIR SQUARE

A central thread links the unrest across the United States with recent upheavals in the Middle East-the basic demand of the protesters.

Xi Jinping's Tiananmen Family Lessons

XI JINPING'S TIANANMEN FAMILY LESSONS

The Chinese leader learned one key thing from his father: The party comes first.

 
 
 
‘He Just Couldn't See Past My Color'

‘HE JUST COULDN'T SEE PAST MY COLOR'

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard reflects on a long career battling the institutional racism that infects the military as well...

Generals Denounce Trump's Protest Crackdown Plan

GENERALS DENOUNCE TRUMP'S PROTEST CRACKDOWN PLAN

U.S. President Donald Trump wants a military response to street protests, his chief military advisor thinks otherwise.

 
 
 
Hong Kongers' Route to Britishness Winds Through the Ruins of Empire

HONG KONGERS' ROUTE TO BRITISHNESS WINDS THROUGH THE RUINS OF EMPIRE

Hong Kongers were given second-class nationality. Now they've been promised more.

How Is China Responding to the U.S. Protests?

HOW IS CHINA RESPONDING TO THE U.S. PROTESTS?

Politicians' calls to use force against demonstrators give Beijing fodder for propaganda-particularly in Hong Kong.

 
 
 



Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Saturday's 3 p.m. funeral for George Floyd will be a private, friends and family service at a North Carolina conference center - but mourners numbering in the thousands have... Read more ...

From DC to San Francisco: Massive crowds gather in major cities to protest...

From DC to San Francisco: Massive crowds gather in major cities to protest the death of George Floyd

Thousands of protesters flooded the main streets, squares and bridges in nationwide protest over the death of George Floyd, leading some to question whether a second wave of... Read more ...

Honor A. P. wins Santa Anita Derby

Honor A. P. wins Santa Anita Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. - Honor A. P. won the $400,000 Santa Anita Derby by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday to move into the Kentucky Derby picture. Read more ...

Iowa places strength coach on leave after ex-players allege mistreatment

Iowa places strength coach on leave after ex-players allege mistreatment

Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz announced an independent investigation of Chris Doyle after black players spoke of incidents with him. Read more ...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after another night of protests

The remembrance of George Floyd's life in the state he was born follows a night of de-escalation for protests in many cities across the U.S. Read more ...

Factory Discarding COVID-19 Swabs Produced During Tour By Unmasked Trump: Report

Factory Discarding COVID-19 Swabs Produced During Tour By Unmasked Trump: Report

Trump visited a plant that produces sterile swabs and mingled with workers who wore white lab coats, masks, gloves, hair coverings, goggles and booties. Read more ...

Thousands of protesters took to Washington, DC, for the city's largest...

Thousands of protesters took to Washington, DC, for the city's largest demonstration yet over George Floyd's death

Thousands of protesters marched through Washington, DC, on Saturday, demanding justice in the wake of George Floyd's killing in police custody on March 25. Similar... Read more ...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for allegedly shoving man to ground

Fifty-seven police officers in Buffalo, New York, have resigned from the force's emergency response team following the suspension of two officers who allegedly pushed a... Read more ...

Devin Clark takes knee, raises fist in the air during UFC 250 intro

Devin Clark takes knee, raises fist in the air during UFC 250 intro

Devin Clark was the first fighter to protest Saturday night during UFC 250, showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd's death. Floyd... Read more ...

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews are battling a 40-acre fire in Sonoma County on Saturday, according to Cal Fire. Read more ...