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1. George Floyd was laid to rest at a private funeral in Houston, more than two weeks after his death.
Mr. Floyd, 46, who was pinned under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and died in custody on May 25, was remembered as a star student-athlete and father. His death incited protests for racial justice around the country. Above, pallbearers at the Fountain of Praise church in Houston today.
The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy, and former Vice President Joe Biden offered his condolences to the family in a video played at the funeral. Mr. Floyd will be buried in a grave next to his mother.
2. Georgia faced a full-scale meltdown of new voting systems on its primary election day.
In some locations the voting machines did not work, and in at least one none arrived, forcing many people to wait in long lines and to cast provisional ballots. Above, voting in Atlanta today.
Voting is a politically intense issue in Georgia because of its long history of disenfranchising black voters. The governor’s race in 2018 was marred by accusations of voter suppression, particularly of African-American and other minority voters.
Georgia has two competitive Senate races and, for the first time in a generation, it is expected to be a presidential battleground state. Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia also held primary elections.
The polls show Mr. Biden in a stronger position to oust an incumbent president than any challenger since Bill Clinton in 1992. The president’s weakness is most stark among women.
On Twitter, Mr. Trump advanced a conspiracy theory, without evidence, that an incident involving a 75-year-old demonstrator shoved violently to the pavement and injured by Buffalo police officers could have been “a setup” and the victim “an ANTIFA provocateur.”
The tweet was condemned by both Democrats and Republicans. Two Buffalo police officers were charged with felony assault in the case.
And a New York City police officer was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault, 11 days after he was recorded on video shoving a woman to the ground during a protest against police brutality.
4. Anthony Fauci called Covid-19 his “worst nightmare,” adding, “It isn’t over yet.”
In a wide-ranging talk to biotech executives, Dr. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, delivered a grim assessment of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus. Above, Dr. Fauci at a White House briefing last month.
He also called for more resources to control the coronavirus in areas with high-density African-American populations because of its disproportionate effect on them.
And he said he was “almost certain” that more than one vaccine would be successful. Yet rarely has a vaccine been developed in less than five years. The Times assembled a round table of experts to help us understand the complexity of the challenge.
5. A dispute over who should pay for testing nursing home workers is at the heart of a national effort to reduce the coronavirus’s spread.
The testing of staff is seen as one of the most important ways to contain outbreaks that have ravaged nursing homes, but the effort has been stymied by a lack of federal coordination and a patchwork of state policies.
Paying for the tests has become a labor issue for some of the nation’s most poorly paid health care workers. Both nursing homes, which have received nearly $5 billion in federal funding to cover coronavirus expenses, and insurers say they should not be required to pay. Above, Shikilia Davis, a nursing home worker who demanded her employer pay for testing.
“This is a bill I do not want to get stuck with,” she said. “I don’t have money lying around.”
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6. Media outlets are contending with their own issues of racial bias.
Condé Nast named an insider as the acting deputy director of Bon Appétit after Monday’s resignation of the magazine’s editor in chief, Adam Rapoport.
Amanda Shapiro, the editor of a digital companion to the magazine, told the staff that she would take the job only on a temporary basis, and pressed for a person of color to be named as the new editor in chief.
Bon Appétit has faced continuing criticism of how it treats employees of color and presents food from a variety of cultures. Mr. Rapoport quit after a photo of him in a stereotypical depiction of Puerto Ricans resurfaced on social media.
7. Baiting grizzly bears with doughnuts. Hunting wolves from aircraft. Gunning down swimming caribou from motorboats.
Hunting methods like these that for years were decried by wildlife protectors and then were banned by the Obama administration will be legal again in Alaska under a new White House rule. Expanding hunting rights on federal lands has been championed by President Trump’s son Donald Jr., an avid hunter.
And the International Space Station this summer is expected to revolutionize the science of animal tracking with a large antenna and other equipment installed in 2018. The new approach, known as ICARUS, will help scientists monitor animals across far larger areas than before.
8. Nobody wants just a 50-game Major League Baseball season.
But with each passing day of squabbling between owners and players, that scenario becomes more and more likely.
Without an agreement, Commissioner Rob Manfred can impose a regular-season schedule as he sees fit, which would mean a roughly 50-game season to be completed by the end of September, with the playoffs and the World Series in October. Above, an empty Fenway Park in Boston last month.
Citing travel restrictions and Covid-19-related health guidelines, the L.P.G.A. Tour commissioner called off the Evian Championship, the first women’s golf major championship of this year, which had been set for August.
9. We created a playbook for living through a pandemic. It has just five rules, but they’re not necessarily simple. Above, a socially distanced birthday party in Harlem in April.
For another slice of life in a virus-afflicted world, our correspondent Jack Ewing tells of his “voyage into the unknown,” a trip from Frankfurt to Vermont to see his wife after a three-month separation. The experience, he writes, “left me with the impression that flying would never be the same again.”
Domestically, airlines are preparing for a limited rebound next month as Americans book vacations in places like Florida and the mountains and national parks in the West. Some in the industry said the recovery was already underway.
10. And finally, a boat believed to be a Navy vessel that John F. Kennedy had commanded has been mired in the muck off Manhattan for decades.
What may be the remnants of the PT-59 patrol boat, which was sold as surplus after World War II, are being salvaged in connection with the construction of a sea wall.
Kennedy’s service on the PT-59 was overshadowed by the PT-109, which was hit by a Japanese destroyer in the Pacific. His rescue of the surviving crew helped make him a war hero. Above, the PT-59 during its World War II service in the Solomon Islands.
As for how the boat may have ended up at the bottom of the Harlem River, as one spectator said, “you can’t make this stuff up.”
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