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US Heads into a New Week Shaken by Violence and Pandemic

US Heads into a New Week Shaken by Violence and Pandemic

NEWS | By Ashraf Khalil, Aaron Morrison and Jim Vertuno | Jun 1
With cities wounded by days of violent unrest, America headed into a new week with neighborhoods in shambles, urban streets on lockdown and shaken confidence about when leaders would find the answers to control the mayhem amid unrelenting raw emotion over

Civil Unrest Could Influence Biden's Search for Running Mate

Civil Unrest Could Influence Biden's Search for Running Mate

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Bill Barrow | Jun 1
Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the country, raising questions about contenders with law-and-order backgrounds.

Herbert Stempel, TV Quiz Show Whistleblower, Dies at 93

Herbert Stempel, TV Quiz Show Whistleblower, Dies at 93

NEWS | By Hillel Italie | Jun 1
Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93.

More Journalists Injured Covering George Floyd Protests

More Journalists Injured Covering George Floyd Protests

NEWS | By Lindsey Bahr | Jun 1
"After shouting press multiple times and raising my press card in the air, I was thrown to the ground. Then another cop came up and peppered sprayed me in the face while I was being held down."

Officials See Extremist Groups, Disinformation in Protests

Officials See Extremist Groups, Disinformation in Protests

TECHNOLOGY | By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller, and Michael Balsamo | Jun 1
Federal law enforcement officials insisted far-left groups were stoking violence. Meanwhile, experts who track extremist groups also reported seeing evidence of the far-right at work.

Unrest Overshadows Peaceful U.S. Protests for Another Night

Unrest Overshadows Peaceful U.S. Protests for Another Night

BUSINESS | By Ashraf Khaul, Aaron Morrison, and Tim Sullivan | Jun 1
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest.

Trump Took Shelter in White House Bunker As Protests Raged

Trump Took Shelter in White House Bunker As Protests Raged

BUSINESS | By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Jun 1
Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion.

DC Mayor: We have to be Concerned About Virus Rebound

DC Mayor: We have to be Concerned About Virus Rebound

NEWS | May 31
In hindsight, Rosa Jimenez Cano realizes that attending a protest against police brutality was risky — and not just for the usual reasons.

SpaceX's Historic Encore: Astronauts Arrive at Space Station

SpaceX's Historic Encore: Astronauts Arrive at Space Station

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | May 31
SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company.

As Empowering as 'Hollywood' Is, Why Not Tell the Real Rock Hudson Story?

As Empowering as 'Hollywood' Is, Why Not Tell the Real Rock Hudson Story?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | May 31
In rewriting Hollywood history, does "Hollywood" do a disservice to the real Rock Hudson, who remained closeted throughout his career.


News

'We're Sick of it': Anger Over Police Killings Shatters US

'We're Sick of it': Anger Over Police Killings Shatters US

NATIONAL | By Tim Sullivan and Stephen Groves | May 31
Americans are cleaning up charred and glass-strewn streets after another night of unrest fueled by rage over police mistreatment of African Americans destroyed businesses, damaged landmarks and raised tensions across a divided nation to the boiling point.


Finance

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

HEALTH | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 26
Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That's because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But who's paying?


Style

An Ode to Mac and Cheese: the Poster Child for Processed Food

An Ode to Mac and Cheese: the Poster Child for Processed Food

FOOD/DRINK | May 31
The cheap, boxed meal has long been a poster child for processed food. While it's often dismissed as stuff for kids, a lot of grownups secretly savor it.


Health/Fitness

What are the Characteristics of Strong Mental Health?

What are the Characteristics of Strong Mental Health?

HEALTH | May 31
Mental health and mental illness are not simply two sides of the same coin. Mental health, just like physical health, exists on a spectrum from poor to optimal.


Travel

Roam Close to Home: European Tourists Play Safe in Pandemic

Roam Close to Home: European Tourists Play Safe in Pandemic

INTERNATIONAL | By Frank Jordans, Kerstin Sopke | May 31
About 3 million businesses benefit from Europe's normally wide-open borders, helping make the continent the world's top tourism destination with half of all global arrivals.


Nightlife

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.