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Unemployment, Protests, Black Hole: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:46 PM ET The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the …

The Spin: Communication breakdown between Pritzker, Lightfoot? | Rebuilding businesses after a pandemic and looting | Kinzinger returns from unrest-related Air National Guard duty

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:22 PM ET Tech Chicago Tribune

Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter. …

Russia declares state of emergency over Arctic Circle oil spill caused by melting permafrost

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:16 PM ET USA TODAY

The spill of diesel has caused rivers to run red             …

Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:08 PM ET The New York Times

Tourist trails helped push elephants to their deaths in Thailand’s oldest nature preserve. The coronavirus lockdown is allowing them to roam freely …

‘A revolution in our time’: Protester Ciara Sillman finds hope in the widespread embrace of the cause

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:04 PM ET Tech Chicago Tribune

Protesters such as Sillman have been coming together to convey their urgent desire for social justice. …

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand announce $100 million donation to social justice organizations

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:59 PM ET Sports USA TODAY

The pledge is for $100 million over 10 years to organizations "dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to …

Drew Brees issues apology for his comments on NFL players kneeling for the national anthem

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:56 PM ET USA TODAY

Drew Brees issues a personal apology after receiving backlash from teammates and players around the NFL.             …

Fact check: CDC's estimates COVID-19 death rate around 0.26%, doesn't confirm it

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:54 PM ET USA TODAY

Current CDC estimates put the "best estimate" for COVID-19 at 0.26%. The claim that CDC confirmed the coronavirus death rate is partly false.         …

Joe Biden Warns Trump Against Declaring the Economic Crisis Over

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:29 PM ET Politics The New York Times

“A president who takes no responsibility for costing millions and millions of Americans their jobs deserves no credit when a fraction of them return,” …

To Reach a Single A.T.M., a Line of Unemployed Stretches a Block

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:09 PM ET Politics The New York Times

“It’s terrible,” said a woman who spent 45 minutes traveling from her Brooklyn home to the A.T.M. It took her more than two-and-a-half hours to reach …

19-year-old woman charged with lighting police squad car on fire during Aurora unrest

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:09 PM ET Tech Chicago Tribune

A Montgomery woman was charged with arson after she lit an Elgin police squad car on fire during a protest in downtown Aurora Sunday, prosecutors …

Why Black Lives Matter Has New Momentum

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:52 PM ET Opinion The New York Times

This time is different. Here’s …

Cristobal Threatens Gulf Coast From Louisiana to Florida

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:34 PM ET The New York Times

The third named storm of what is predicted to be an intense hurricane season is expected to make landfall on …

Community steps in to help South and West side families left without food, baby supplies after stores close because of unrest

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:17 PM ET Tech Chicago Tribune

West and South side community groups in Chicago have been stepping up to help people left without access to food and baby supplies after recent …

Louis Sheldon, Anti-Gay Minister With Political Clout, Dies at 85

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:11 PM ET U.S. The New York Times

Founder of the Traditional Values Coalition, he railed against what he called the “homosexual agenda,” gaining the ear of national …

Illinois surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests, as 1,156 new known cases and 59 additional deaths reported

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:02 PM ET Tech Chicago Tribune

Illinois has now conducted more than 1 million tests for COVID-19 since the outbreak began, a milestone reached as the state on Friday announced …

Three charged in attempted ATM heist -- latest federal case stemming from unrest in Chicago

Jun 5, 2020 • 2:59 PM ET Tech Chicago Tribune

Three men accused of using a crowbar to try to break into a Bank of America ATM on the South Side this week mark the latest federal charges brought …

Lightning strikes Washington Monument; two National Guardsmen hospitalized in separate strike

Jun 5, 2020 • 2:56 PM ET USA TODAY

Two guardsmen were injured in Lafayette Park, near the White House, in a separate incident from the lightning bolt that struck the Washington …

Gov. J.B. Pritzker raises his national profile with rebuke of President Donald Trump over George Floyd fallout

Jun 5, 2020 • 2:51 PM ET Tech Chicago Tribune

When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker sharply denounced the president’s rhetoric in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death during a call of the nation’s …

As N.B.A. Mulled Return, Financial Needs Emerged as Central

Jun 5, 2020 • 2:51 PM ET Sports The New York Times

“Lots” of key variables remain uncontrollable during the coronavirus pandemic. But the league will also lose roughly $1 billion in revenue if it …