June 4, 2020
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Large demonstrations across Southern California over the death of George Floyd and local police violence passed mostly without incident Wednesday, raising pressure on officials to end nightly curfews.
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With the world in turmoil as it faces two crises, a pandemic and racial injustice, we pause on what travel means for us and what should it mean in the future. While Las Vegas readies for a return, recent violence in the city has put a damper on reopening, but its effects on the return of guests remain unclear. We also look at how fashion needs to embrace black talent.

Memoirs by Kiese Laymon and John Edgar Wideman; essays by Darryl Pinckney and Mikki Kendall; masterpieces from Michelle Alexander and Claudia Rankine.
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Half of the approximately 40 government-run testing sites throughout the county have been shut down at some point since Saturday. Experts say any reduction will hurt the region’s response to the virus.
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At odds with the military, snubbed by foreign leaders and trailing in polls, President Trump faces several crises worsened by his own miscalculations.
Compared to the awful power of the video of George Floyd’s death, or even the intimate address of Trevor Noah, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are utterly ineffectual, critic Robert Lloyd writes.
After Lea Michele apologized for her on-set behavior, her former “Glee” costars aren’t letting it slide. Even a producer for the TV show has chimed in.
Former actress Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, speaks about George Floyd’s death in a virtual address to Immaculate Heart High School graduates.
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Instagram posts made by Galaxy midfielder Aleksandar Katai’s wife, Tea, resurfaced on social media making light of the Black Lives Matter protests.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the guest speak during a conference call with Lakers players, coaches and staff regarding George Floyd’s death and ensuring civil unrest.
In the protest movement surrounding George Floyd’s death, a span of time has turned into an important symbol: 8 minutes, 46 seconds.
Portland is known for its sometimes chaotic protests, but the liberal Oregon city is reeling from nightly unrest over George Floyd’s death.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
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