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Friday headlines: You are what you tweet.

Minneapolis enters a fourth day of unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Photos capture the stark contrast in police response to the George Floyd protests and the anti-lockdown protests.

Twitter hides a tweet from President Trump—"When the looting starts, the shooting starts"—for glorifying violence.

Trump’s fight with Twitter is a heavy-handed attempt to retaliate against a company for not doing his bidding. It’s also part of “a long tradition upheld by aggrieved internet trolls.”

The White House says social media companies censor right-wing voices. In fact, conservative news organizations dominate Facebook. 

As we ease off lockdowns, older people remain disproportionately at risk. 

See also: Portraits of older Vermonters staying inside. (Similar photos in Southern California and New York.) And a 103-year-old woman celebrates beating the coronavirus with a cold beer.

How previous pandemics have ended: “a long and difficult process” of people, at different times, deciding they're done.

In Switzerland, sex workers can get back to business, though sports remain banned.

In case you're still baking your way through the pandemic, Mark Bittman offers tips for his popular no-knead recipe.

Why are stock prices currently so highly correlated? "Every stock these days feels like a vaccine stock."

Due to its trade war with the US, China now trades more with Southeast Asia.

Artist Ai Weiwei creates a series of face masks to support human rights and relief organizations.

Archaeologists in northern Italy unearth a well-preserved mosaic floor thought to date to the third century A.D.

A new Philip Glass work has emerged, having gotten “lost” at some point in the 1970s. 

An essay by Naomi Gordon-Loebl on Bruce Springsteen’s ability “to speak not only to queer pain but also to queer survival.”

Related: “Connubial” by Stephen Dunn, a poem about the dangers of being seen.

An appreciation of Stephen's Shores early 1970s series "American Surfaces" finds echoes in much of today’s photography.

Some book covers of note for spring and summer.

Reading outside during lockdown offers the opposite of “that sweaty topless man barreling down the pavement."