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A well-funded and elaborate social media disinformation campaign played out online Sunday night, experts say, showing how polarization creates situations where lies go viral.

In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about the coronavirus spreading in crowded shelters.

The White House promised widespread COVID-19 testing at CVS, Target, Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide. But months later, testing is being offered at only a tiny fraction of their stores.

Loosened quarantine restrictions have given some people an opportunity to flee violence at home, but cyberstalking and high unemployment have also made it harder to completely escape after moving out.

To protect his wife and four children, Dr. Roberto Vargas, who processes COVID-19 tests in Rochester, N.Y., is staying in their basement. "What carries me through is this family," he tells them.

The legal cases argue that online classes don't have the same value as on-campus ones.

Civilian labs and the Army say they've had trouble getting big machines that run hundreds of coronavirus tests at once. Public health experts say that's holding the U.S. back from ramping up testing.

Marc Short has between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest. Watchdogs say he needs to divest or recuse himself from issues that may impact his holdings.

Relations between the economic giants have gone downhill fast since they signed a preliminary trade pact four months ago. The latest tussles over the coronavirus and Hong Kong add to the friction.

Conservative challenges to statewide stay-at-home orders are mounting in counties that have few coronavirus cases. "This has become a rural versus urban issue," political scientist Kathy Cramer says.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic that closed schools nationwide, students from 46 states and the District of Columbia submitted entries. We've narrowed those down to 25 finalists.

For this latest community poem, NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander sifted through more than 1,000 submissions reacting to the killing of Ahmaud Abrery and created a poem that speaks with one voice.

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Record labels and other organizations will participate in a daylong moratorium on "business as usual," though some argue the actions don't do enough to address the industry's history of exploitation.

from NPR

After U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops pushed demonstrators out of Lafayette Park, President Trump walked from the White House to St. John's Church where he posed for pictures with a Bible.

from NPR

KCRW looks at what happened over the weekend and what it says about race and justice in America. Weighing in: LA civil rights attorney Connie Rice and USC law professor Jody Armour.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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“Protests can have a powerful effect on politics," says politics professor Omar Wasow. "They do that by shaping media coverage.

Peaceful protests capture greater attention when violence occurs, says political professor

“Protests can have a powerful effect on politics," says politics professor Omar Wasow. "They do that by shaping media coverage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Times photographer Carolyn Cole and reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske say they had pepper spray and tear gas thrown at them, that Hennessy-Fiske was shot in the leg with a rubber…

LA journalists endure police violence during George Floyd protests

LA Times photographer Carolyn Cole and reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske say they had pepper spray and tear gas thrown at them, that Hennessy-Fiske was shot in the leg with a rubber…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tech titans like Apple, Google and Facebook are about to get low-tech competition to help detect the novel coronavirus.

How dogs and tech can detect COVID-19

Tech titans like Apple, Google and Facebook are about to get low-tech competition to help detect the novel coronavirus.

from To the Point

"Justice looks like not having to march. We don't march because we want to march. ... We do this because we think that this is the only way that we can provide safety for our folks.

What justice and police brutality look like to BLM organizer Melina Abdullah

"Justice looks like not having to march. We don't march because we want to march. ... We do this because we think that this is the only way that we can provide safety for our folks.

from Greater LA

The reality competition “Legendary” recently debuted on HBO Max. It’s about the world of ballroom — posing, voguing, hair whips and backflips.

‘Legendary’ spotlights voguing, underground ballroom culture

The reality competition “Legendary” recently debuted on HBO Max. It’s about the world of ballroom — posing, voguing, hair whips and backflips.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. is currently mired in multiple crises. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 100,000 Americans.

Role of the president during crises: A historical look

The U.S. is currently mired in multiple crises. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 100,000 Americans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly 3,000 people have been arrested in LA County since Friday, tied to demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd.

With COVID-19 unchecked in jails, courts should not reopen, says LA attorney

Nearly 3,000 people have been arrested in LA County since Friday, tied to demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Protests are continuing nationwide following the police killing of George Floyd.

Inside the White House decision to clear protesters so Trump could have a photo op

Protests are continuing nationwide following the police killing of George Floyd.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand