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Thursday headlines: Don’t call it rioting.

Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin now faces second-degree murder, and three other officers at the scene are charged with aiding and abetting.

In the United States, there were only 27 days in 2019 where the police did not kill someone.

In March, Manuel Ellis of Tacoma, Wash., died as a result of how he was restrained, according to the medical examiner, who concluded that his death was a homicide.

One big reason why police brutality is so common in the US: the police unions.

How to cop-proof your phone before heading to a protest. Also, don’t call it “rioting.”

“I’m just another protester if I go down there alone, but no one can ignore a black woman sitting on top of a horse.”

From Campaign Zero, a data-backed proposal for changing how the police use force; you can plug in your city to see if any progress is underway.

James Mattis excoriates the president for setting Americans against one another. Obama praises the protesters making “epic change.” 

See also: “How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change.”

Snapshots of how people in other countries view the protests happening in the US.

Tear gas brings temporary misery. There’s also evidence that it may catalyze a new wave of Covid-19.

A profile of the coronavirus at six months.

For fear of "superspreading"—one study finds 20 percent of Covid-19 cases accounted for 80 percent of transmissions.

Not knowing who's carrying the virus without symptoms is the "Achilles Heel" of the fight against the pandemic.

Italy enters the final phase of easing lockdown restrictions, allowing domestic and international travel. 

Mexico’s daily Covid-19 death rate is now worse than the United States’.

Controversy around the Lancet results condemning hydroxychloroquine has become "an unfortunate distraction."

In the South, wearing a mask has become "the political equivalent of wearing a bumper sticker on your face."

A deep-dive investigation into how the Kardashian-Jenner clan spent years fooling the world about Kylie Jenner’s wealth and business prowess.

Camp ToB 2020 is officially in session! This week, we’re discussing the first half of N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became. Naturally, there’s new merch.