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John Bacon

USA TODAY

Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Coronavirus updates: Brazil President Bolsonaro tests positive; biotechs Novavax, Regeneron say drugs almost ready

California State Capitol shuts down after a COVID-19 outbreak; FEMA reportedly denied requests for testing help in Phoenix. Latest coronavirus news. → Read More

Atlanta officer fired, video released in shooting of Rayshard Brooks: 'It's got to be the culture'

The shooting of Rayshard Brooks makes Atlanta the latest epicenter in the urgent, nationwide demand for social change. A march is set for Monday. → Read More

Protest live updates: Rayshard Brooks' widow to speak; Tulsa jaywalking arrest 'nonsense'; Minneapolis officers quit after George Floyd

Rayshard Brooks' widow and family to address media. Mom of Tulsa teen arrested for jaywalking speaks. Minneapolis cops quit. Latest protest news. → Read More

George Floyd updates: Donald Trump lashes out at Seattle; Jefferson Davis statue toppled in Virginia; TV show 'Live PD' canceled

One of four officers charged in Floyd's death posts bail. LAPD opens 56 investigations into excessive force, misconduct: Latest George Floyd updates. → Read More

George Floyd live updates: Burial is Tuesday; poll shows strong support for protests; Army to consider renaming forts

George Floyd's funeral will be held Tuesday in Houston. U.S. Army considers renaming Confederate forts. Latest George Floyd updates. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: NYC targets reopening in June; Boston Marathon canceled; SAT registration chaos

New York sets target for reopening. The Boston Marathon is canceled. San Francisco residents will have to stay home longer Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: George Floyd protests could fuel COVID cases, Trump postpones G7 summit

Also, New York Gov. Cuomo will give families of frontline workers death benefits and United Airlines announces executive cuts as coronavirus rages on. → Read More

George Floyd live updates: Minneapolis city council pledges to defund police; editors at 2 major papers step down; NYC lifts curfew

Minneapolis city council backs changing the future of its police; Two major newspaper editors are out. New York opens up. George Floyd protest updates. → Read More

George Floyd live updates: Friend says he didn't resist arrest; AG warns convicting 4 police officers won't be easy; Brees apologizes

George Floyd memorial to be held in Minneapolis. Drew Brees apologizes for comments. AG warns convicting cops won't be easy. Latest on Floyd's death. → Read More

George Floyd live updates: Overnight protests largely peaceful across US; poll shows most Americans support protests

Overnight protests largely peaceful, most Americans are 'sympathetic' to protesters, pope speaks publicly. Latest on the response to George Floyd's death. → Read More

Many businesses promise to 'deep clean' offices before reopening. But what does that mean?

Most businesses are promising a 'deep cleaning' of offices before reopening. But what does that mean? → Read More

Federal prisons locked down; social media goes dark for #BlackoutTuesday; New York City imposes earlier curfew – George Floyd live updates

New York City is imposing an earlier curfew. Joe Biden blasts Trump for response to protests. More news today on the response to George Floyd's death. → Read More

Police cars burn as violence mars National Day of Protest: George Floyd protests live updates

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz promised to bring "the full force of goodness and righteousness" as law enforcement upheld a curfew in the Twin Cities. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Stocks rocket higher; WHO warns of possible 'immediate second peak'; hydroxychloroquine dropped from study

The world likely is still in the pandemic's first wave. Will there be MLB baseball soon? Trump's Brazil travel ban begins. Latest coronavirus news. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Cats can catch COVID-19, study suggests; WHO warns 'virus may never go away'; Wisconsin stay-at-home order struck down

Wisconsin court strikes down state's stay-at-home order. The WHO warns the world could be battling coronavirus for years. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Push for vaccine accelerates; Los Angeles stay-at-home order could impact sports return

The WHO and Anthony Fauci offer talk on the possibility of vaccine as sports in California are in doubt. The latest coronavirus updates. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Pence back in White House, at a distance; US closes in on 10 million tests; New York plans reopening

Mike Pence is back at work in the White House. US about to hit 10 million tests. New York plans for reopening. Monday's coronavirus news. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Wuhan to test 11 million in 10 days; 8 'top' vaccines being accelerated; Fauci talks cautiously on reopening

Anthony Fauci gives senators the lay of the land on COVID-19. Wuhan, China, plans an aggressive testing strategy. The latest coronavirus updates. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: COVID researcher killed; Trump now says task force won't shut down; April jobs report could be worst ever

The White House won't wind down the coronavirus task force after all. Starbucks plans to open more shops. More COVID-19 news Wednesday. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: In Washoe County, 36th death reported; children's shelter worker tests positive

The death toll in Washoe County climbs to 36; worker at children's shelter tests positive → Read More