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Investors didn't sell in May. What now?
So much for selling in May and going away — assuming you could find a place to go to in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Donald Trump's ugly breakup
Trump's Twitter account, his direct channel to ordinary Americans, allowed him to bypass the media's gatekeepers and arguably landed him in the White House. This week the uneasy marriage between President and Twitter came to a spectacular crackup.
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Book excerpt: David Allen Sibley's "What It's Like to Be a Bird"
The illustrator's latest book delves into the lives of birds and answers frequently-asked questions, such as, "Can birds smell?"
Book excerpt: "Rodham: A Novel" by Curtis Sittenfeld
The New York Times bestselling author imagines an alternative history for Hillary Rodham, tracing her life's path after she breaks up with fellow law student and future politician Bill Clinton
Book excerpt: "All Adults Here" by Emma Straub
The New York Times bestselling author's latest witty novel explores the repercussions of parenting mistakes and revelations of secrets
Book excerpt: "How Much of These Hills Is Gold" by C. Pam Zhang
An acclaimed debut novel of two orphaned children of Chinese immigrants struggling to survive during the Gold Rush days of the American West
Indianapolis riots leave 3 dead after 'multiple shootings' reported downtown, buildings damaged
At least three people were killed after "multiple shootings" were reported in downtown Indianapolis Saturday night into early Sunday morning as protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned into violent riots.
Where every sport stands in coronavirus comeback planning
The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy provides a status report on how all of the different sports are handling their COVID-19 comeback planning: NHL Current status: Suspended since March 12, when all teams had 11-14 regular-season games remaining. Restart situation: An approved 24-team playoff to be clustered in two hub cities, with the top four teams in...
On This Day: 31 May 1930
Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco. (May 31)
L.A. reels from looting and arrests not seen in decades
The unrest in L.A. has some longtime residents recalling the violence that took place in 1992 after four LAPD officers were acquitted in the Rodney King beating.
Christen Limbaugh Bloom: The surprising method God often uses to boost our confidence
God understands us better than we understand ourselves; only He truly knows our full potential.
Snapshot: Life on L.A.’s Skid Row during the pandemic
"Sunday Morning" presents pictures of the world in a time of COVID-19, featuring the haunting black-and-white images of some of the most vulnerable citizens of Los Angeles, taken by photographer Michael Christopher Brown from National Geographic.
As a black man, I understand the anger in our streets. But we must still choose love.
The dangers facing young black men are real, and that should frustrate us. But that frustration must not lead to despair that we are condemned to live this way forever.
This day in sports: LeBron James puts Cavaliers on his shoulders in 2007
Some of the top moments in sports history from May 31, including LeBron James' 48 points moving the Cavaliers to the verge of the 2007 NBA Finals.
Nursing home coronavirus testing remains scattershot, despite being a Newsom priority
State officials want more coronavirus testing in nursing homes
Column One: A coronavirus commune with 16 people? 'Who's to say we're not family?'
The plan started simply enough. As the pandemic forced schools to shutter in March, three families in Riverside banded together to make sure all their children kept learning.
How Andrew Cuomo Sold out New York's Seniors | Opinion
Governor Andrew Cuomo has disastrously mishandled nursing homes in New York state.
Dear Care and Feeding: I’m Worried I Don’t Love My Newborn Enough. Is Something Wrong With Me?
Parenting advice on newborn love, quarantine activities, and social media etiquette.
Variation on the Word Sleep
Margaret Atwood is best known as the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, a dystopian vision of patriarchal control that established her as a complicated literary prophet in the #MeToo era. But her writing over the past six decades has been prolific and her subject matter wide-ranging, unbounded by the genre or the political conversation that have come to define her public image.Though Atwood has not yet published her fiction in The Atlantic, she has contributed eight poems to the magazine since 1969. In “Variation on the Word Sleep,” first printed in 1980, she offers a stirring expression of love—one remote from the particular traumas of Gilead, but written with some of the same lyrical urgency as her novels.— Annika Neklason
John Cusack Shares Video, Says Police Came at Him With Batons During Chicago Protests
"Cops didn't like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike," the actor wrote on Twitter.
Rioting across the nation leaves cities reeling as hundreds arrested, National Guard called in, businesses damaged and at least one dead
Violent riots erupted in dozens of cities across the United States Saturday, leaving at least one dead, dozens injured, hundreds arrested and buildings and businesses in charred ruins as protests over the death of a black Minneapolis man in police custody continued for a fifth day.
When pro sports return, fans won't be there: Experts debate 'a significantly different game'
When professional sports in the U.S. return, fans will not be in the stands. So how will athletes respond to their new environments?
People more important than the economy, pope says about Covid crisis
Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are more important than the economy, as countries decide how quickly to reopen their countries from coronavirus lockdowns.
Distinguished politicians of the week: They spoke to the country when POTUS would not
We were lucky to have both Tim Walz and Joe Biden step up.
Police cars burn as violence mars National Day of Protest: George Floyd protests live updates
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz promised to bring "the full force of goodness and righteousness" as law enforcement upheld a curfew in the Twin Cities.
Vicarious racism: You don't have to be the victim to be harmed
Police brutality on video, flame and riots on our smartphones. You don't have to be the victim of racism to be harmed by it, experts say.
Clashes continue for 5th night in dozens of cities as anger boils over
Mayors in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more declared curfews after violent protests.
What you need to know about coronavirus on Sunday, May 31
Hundreds of schools reopened. Then they closed again. South Korea offers a window into the challenges of lifting lockdowns.
Evictions loom as state freezes on rent payments expire
As states reopen, tenants are facing the end of freezes on rent payments and evictions put in place at the start of the pandemic despite still-rising joblessness and a stalled economy.
What's It Like To Be Black In America Right Now?
We want to hear your thoughts about recent high-profile incidents involving harm to black people.
Why Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez buying stake in New York Mets would be good for MLB, team
The New York Post reported that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been planning a second bid for the Mets, after their initial bid came up short.
Should I Get Tested For Coronavirus Just For The Heck Of It?
Access to tests has improved significantly, and in some places, people can now get tested without having to demonstrate any symptoms. We asked experts how much you can really learn from the result.
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Paul Batura: Pentecost at a time of chaos, pain – these fruits of the Spirit can begin healing process
At the root of our current crisis, and the reason for the madness is our sin and our failure to see that all people are made in God’s image.  
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Desperate retailers to ask Fed, Treasury for emergency help amid worries that economic turmoil could worsen
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Rep. Steve King Fights For His Seat As GOP Works To Push Him Out
King has a history of making offensive and racist comments. Now, some Republicans are worried that his district could be in jeopardy of getting picked up by Democrats.
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Navajo Nation Loses Elders And Tradition To COVID-19
COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.
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Column: Washington might take Silicon Valley down a notch
Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies are a rare bipartisan target. They should reform before Congress makes them do it.
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Eli Lake: Flynn's policy differences with Obama a key backdrop to Russia investigation
Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake joined "Life, Liberty & Levin" Sunday to discuss the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
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Review: Brit Bennett's stunning 'Vanishing Half' explores race and colorism in America
Brit Bennett's deeply compelling new novel "The Vanishing Half" depicts a Southern community born from the legacy of slavery.        
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Negative interest rates: What they are, how they work and whether they are coming to the U.S.
Negative interest rates, in the unlikely event that they become pervasive, would drastically alter the playing field for savers as well as borrowers.      
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Combat Rewind, May 31: 'Your ear is about to fall off'
Check out the best highlights from this day in history with MMA Junkie's "Combat Rewind."       Related StoriesGunning for title shot, Gilbert Burns says things could get weird with teammate Kamaru UsmanUFC champ Jon Jones again tempts company to release him after latest Dana White commentsDana White: UFC on ESPN 9 dedications to George Floyd, Albert Capanna were 'the right thing to do' 
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Clint Eastwood: The award-winning actor and director's career in pictures
Award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood celebrates his 90th birthday on May 31. We're looking back at his life and career in photos.       
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Trump's Supporters Are More Excited to Vote, But Biden's Lead is Growing
A recent poll shows the presumptive Democratic nominee's lead growing, though the president's supporters are more enthusiastic in their support.
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Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments
Confederate monuments have become a target of protesters demonstrating against the police killing of George Floyd
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Warren as Biden's running mate makes no electoral sense
Poll of the week: A new national Ipsos/Reuters poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 45% to 39% lead over President Donald Trump.
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The History Behind Why People Riot
"It's not just people taking advantage. It's not just anger and frustration at the immediate or proximate cause. It's always some underlying issues," one expert said.
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Hundreds of Protesters Converge on White House for Second Straight Day
Trump appeared to cheer on the tougher tactics being used by law enforcement
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Why Norma McCorvey Matters
Last weekend, FX premiered AKA Jane Roe, a documentary on Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade. Backers of the film touted its most explosive revelation—that McCorvey, Jane Roe herself, had converted to the anti-abortion cause only because she was getting paid. This news made waves, and the attention it received has raised, in turn, a bigger question: Why does it matter at all what she really thought about abortion?The constitutional-law expert Michael Dorf has argued that it doesn’t—or at least that clashing social movements have blown its significance way out of proportion. He contends that when it comes to the ultimate fate of abortion rights, McCorvey’s beliefs matter very little.That may be right legally, but McCorvey—and making sense of her—remains central to the abortion debate, and the reason is obvious: Her story has come to stand in for the greater question of whether abortion is good for women—a question the Supreme Court is likely to rule on by the end of next month.[Elizabeth Stone: Before Roe v. Wade]Parts of McCorvey’s story are well known. In 1995, as America’s clinic-blockade movement was fast declining, she converted to Christianity and renounced her role in Roe. McCorvey teamed up with Reverend Flip Benham, then the head of Operation Rescue. Her shift on abortion delighted many anti-abortionist activists, but her choice of Operation Rescue raised eyebrows. At the time, the group was beset by financial difficulties, legal troubles, and controversy surrounding its position on anti-abortion violence. In 1994, Benham had circulated a petition denouncing the murder of abortion doctors; the move shattered his organization. McCorvey, it seemed, tied herself to a strategy that was at the margins of American political life.Less well known is that McCorvey also played a central role in arguably the most effective plan to reverse Roe v. Wade—one that may produce explosive results at the end of June, when the Supreme Court is expected to render a decision in June Medical Services v. Russo.In the late 1990s, a fractious anti-abortion legal movement managed to agree on a new strategy: the argument that abortion hurts women. For some, this was not just a strategy but a genuine concern, responding in part to the recent formation of support groups for women who regretted their abortions. But there were other reasons to highlight these arguments: For many, Operation Rescue had branded the anti-abortion movement as misogynists willing to break the law.Moreover, the Supreme Court had saved abortion rights in 1992 because the justices believed that abortion access helped women. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the justices reasoned that women had relied on abortion in achieving a more equal form of citizenship. Anti-abortion groups believed if they could prove that abortion harmed women, the right to choose would crumble.[Garrett Epps: America may be nearing the end of the Roe era]Norma McCorvey provided just that kind of evidence. She called Harold Cassidy, a lawyer who had embarked on a new anti-abortion legal initiative. Cassidy believed that abortion itself violated a woman’s rights by ending a fundamental relationship between a mother and her child. His idea convinced major conservative donors and anti-abortion academics. And it persuaded McCorvey, who asked Cassidy to help her reopen her case. She claimed that she had not understood the facts about abortion—and that without a factual record, the Supreme Court had not understood the damage abortion was doing to women.McCorvey didn’t succeed in getting rid of Roe v. Wade, but her phone call with Cassidy set the country on a path that leads directly to June Medical. Cassidy handed McCorvey’s request—and one made by Sandra Cano, the plaintiff in Doe v. Bolton—to Allan Parker, an attorney who had launched a project to collect affidavits from women who regretted their abortions. In 2007’s Gonzales v. Carhart, Parker’s Operation Outcry helped convince the Supreme Court that many women regretted abortions—and that women’s regret served as a justification for abortion restrictions.The anti-abortion establishment largely dismissed Cassidy’s plan as a harebrained scheme. But most in the movement agreed that abortion rights would remain intact forever unless the Supreme Court (and the majority of Americans) believed that women suffered from abortions. Who better than Norma McCorvey to make that argument? Her involvement suggested that Roe had been rotten from the start.That belief still guides many of the nation’s leading abortion opponents. Just take a look at the Court’s pending decision in June Medical. Most simply, the Court will decide whether Louisiana can require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. But June Medical is part of the same strategy to which McCorvey was so important. The backers of the Louisiana law claim to protect women from careless profiteers. They are asking the Court to hold that abortion providers care so little about women’s welfare that they can’t be trusted to bring lawsuits. If Louisiana succeeds, the anti-abortion movement will be a step closer to a ruling that women have never benefited from abortion rights. Norma McCorvey is patient zero in this narrative—the first victim of abortion rights.[Caitlin Flanagan: The dishonesty of the abortion debate]So McCorvey’s confession threatens the very strategy that has the best chance of undoing Roe. And the image of McCorvey that emerges from AKA Jane Roe is dangerous to both the anti-abortion and pro-abortion-rights movements. The McCorvey on our screens is an irreverent, complicated woman, a survivor with more faith in herself than in any social movement. She is not a symbol of why the Supreme Court should uphold Louisiana’s abortion law—or why the justices should strike it down. She appears, if anything, to be a perfect symbol of abortion politics in a country where many support Roe v. Wade but also endorse far-reaching abortion restrictions. Who was Norma McCorvey? The answer to that question is messy, and that’s exactly what makes this so hard.
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