Rifle Used by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha Shootings Will Be Destroyed

Mr. Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shootings of two men and wounding of another during a protest in 2020 that was precipitated by the shooting of a Black man by a police officer.

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In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication

His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.

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Rittenhouse Verdict Reveals a Widening Political Divide

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s Firearm Made Everything Worse

Kyle Rittenhouse’s semiautomatic rifle endangered everybody around him —  and himself.

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As Rittenhouse Awaits Verdict, Man Shot by Kenosha Officer Heals Slowly

When Jacob Blake was partially paralyzed last year, it set off civil unrest in Kenosha, Wis. Jurors are now deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two men during those protests.

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Jury Must Weigh Complex Legal Questions Before Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Jury deliberations, expected to start next week, will include consideration of six separate criminal counts. The jurors may be instructed to consider lesser charges as well.

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4 Takeaways From the Kyle Rittenhouse Homicide Trial

On the fourth day of the trial, jurors were shown graphic videos from the chaotic night in 2020 when shootings broke out after demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis.

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A Timeline of the Kyle Rittenhouse Case

Here are the events that led to Mr. Rittenhouse, 18, standing trial in the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of another in Kenosha, Wis.

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s Homicide Trial Will Be a Debate Over Self-Defense

Mr. Rittenhouse was 17 when he went to Kenosha, Wis., amid protests against police violence. He fatally shot two men and wounded another who were pursuing him.

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The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial, Explained

Mr. Rittenhouse will stand trial for the shootings of three men — two of whom died — in the aftermath of demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis.

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Before Kyle Rittenhouse’s Murder Trial, a Debate Over Terms Like ‘Victim’

Legal experts said the term “victim” could appear prejudicial during self-defense cases. Mr. Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two, during protests against police violence in Kenosha, Wis.

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Kyle Rittenhouse and the New Era of Political Violence

What brought the teenager and so many others to the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin equipped for war?

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A Year After Unrest, a Scarred Kenosha Still Waits to Rebuild

“It shook the foundation,” a City Council member said of the protests that followed the shooting of Jacob Blake last summer.

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How The Times Acts When a Journalist’s Safety Is Compromised

After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.

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Officer Who Gave $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Loses Job

Lt. William Kelly of the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia was relieved of duty by city officials, who said his support for the Kenosha, Wis., shooting suspect undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement.

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Jacob Blake Sues Police Officer Who Shot Him

Mr. Blake, a Wisconsin man who was partially paralyzed in the encounter last year, did not “initiate any type of physical confrontation” with the police, according to a federal lawsuit.

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No Charges Against Kenosha Officer in Jacob Blake Shooting

The shooting last August sparked protests and rioting, making Kenosha a flash point in a summer of unrest that began with the killing of George Floyd.

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What We Know About the Shooting of Jacob Blake

The police shooting of Mr. Blake ignited protests in Kenosha, Wis., including one in which the authorities said a teenager fatally shot two demonstrators.

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N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis

The players and officials from their union were invited last week to discuss their campaign at the Vatican.

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Kyle Rittenhouse, Accused of Killing 2 in Kenosha, Freed on $2 Million Bail

The 17-year-old was captured on video shooting three people during protests in Kenosha, Wis., over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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How Joe Biden Won the Presidency

Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.

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Prosecutors in Kenosha Drop Sexual Assault Charge Against Jacob Blake

Mr. Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was partly paralyzed after a white police officer shot him seven times in the back in Kenosha, Wis., in August, setting off protests.

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Bail for Kyle Rittenhouse Set at $2 Million in Kenosha Protest Shooting

The father of one of the men who died in the shooting said Mr. Rittenhouse was a flight risk, and “thinks he’s above the law.”

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When Armed Vigilantes Are Summoned With a Few Keystrokes

Kevin Mathewson, who quickly organized the Kenosha Guard on Facebook, said the Wisconsin city’s police were outnumbered during protests. The streets turned deadly after his call to arms.

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Some Conservatives Rally Behind Teenager Charged in Protesters’ Deaths

Supporters are donating to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, who prosecutors say killed two protesters of a police shooting in Kenosha, Wis.

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N.B.A. Season Like No Other: ‘One of the Worst, Strangest Years’

Coronavirus and conflict, protest and mourning: Five people tell what they learned about basketball, and themselves, in a turbulent season that changed the N.B.A.

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In Wisconsin Poll, Unrest Concerns Don’t Translate Into Surge for Trump

Worries about law and order have become so prevalent that likely voters say it’s just as important as solving the coronavirus pandemic. But voters aren’t favoring Mr. Trump on the issue.

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Michele Roberts Helped Put ‘Black Lives Matter’ on N.B.A. Courts

Michele Roberts grew up in the South Bronx and made her way to the pinnacle of the legal world before becoming the head of the players’ union.

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Pence and Harris Vie for Wisconsin as Trump Vents From the White House

The unofficial Labor Day kickoff to the fall campaign centered on Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two pivotal states for both the president and Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Jacob Blake, Rare Survivor at Center of Police Protests, Starts Telling His Own Story

In a video recorded from his hospital bed, Mr. Blake, who was shot by the police, says, “It hurts to breathe; it hurts to sleep.”

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More Than Ever, Trump Casts Himself as the Defender of White America

Presenting himself as a warrior against identity politics, the president has increasingly made appeals to the grievances of white supporters a centerpiece of his re-election campaign.

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After Unrest, Kenosha Wrestles With What Comes Next

Some residents saw the shooting of Jacob Blake as proof that the city’s policing needs a fundamental overhaul. Others spoke of getting back to normal.

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What We Know About the Death of Michael Forest Reinoehl, the Portland Shooting Suspect

The suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed by law enforcement agents just five days after the deadly shooting of a right-wing protester.

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Biden, in Kenosha, Makes Case for Healing and Unity, Not Division

Two days after President Trump traveled to Wisconsin to focus attention on violence and disorder, Joe Biden sought to strike a drastically different tone, repudiating the president’s divisive approach to matters of racial injustice.

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Efforts to Channel Protests Into More Votes Face Challenges in Kenosha

Some Black residents of Kenosha, upended by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, weren’t convinced that an election would solve the problem.

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Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting of a Black Man in a California Walmart

The Alameda County district attorney said an officer used “unreasonable” deadly force in a confrontation that lasted less than 40 seconds.

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Fact Checking Trump’s Statements on Protests and Violence

The president has wrongly claimed credit for sending in the National Guard. He has also made misleading assertions in attacking his Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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As Guns Get Drawn at Protest Sites, Demonstrators Fear a Volatile New Phase

As right-wing groups increasingly move to confront unrest in cities, demonstrators are taking drastic steps in assessing how to keep themselves safe.

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Trump Fans Strife as Unrest Roils the U.S.

The president plans to visit to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday, unwelcome by officials in a state pivotal to the election, to condemn what he calls “left-wing mobs.”

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Journalist Quits Kenosha Paper in Protest of Its Jacob Blake Rally Coverage

Daniel Thompson, an editor at The Kenosha News, resigned over a headline that highlighted a speaker who made a threat during a peaceful protest.

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Portland Shooting Amplifies Tensions in Presidential Race

A fatal shooting after clashes in Portland came on the heels of the shooting deaths of two people during confrontations in Kenosha, Wis., earlier in the week.

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Stories of 2020: Five Lives Caught in a Year of Upheaval and Pain

In a year that has filled morgues, emptied schools, shuttered workplaces, swelled unemployment lines and polarized the electorate, these are a few of the Americans struggling to respond.

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‘It Was Challenging’: Bucks Return, Balancing Basketball and Activism

“This group wants to do both,” Coach Mike Budenholzer said of pursuing a championship without abandoning the team’s efforts to combat police brutality and systemic racism.

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‘Enough Is Enough’: New Racial Justice Leaders Rise in Kenosha

A new crop of activists has joined the ranks of protesters in Kenosha, Wis., as police killings across the country spur ordinary people into the streets. Jacob Blake’s family spoke at a rally on Saturday.

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In One Louisiana City, a Police Shooting, a Pandemic and a Hurricane

In Lafayette, La., frustration and fatigue set in after storms, a pandemic and now a fatal police shooting that some residents believe is being overshadowed.

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‘That Same Feeling’: Painful Memories in Kenosha Come Rushing Back

The auto plant closed in 1988, turning the Wisconsin city upside down. Now it’s facing an even deeper existential crisis.

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Jacob Blake Was Shackled in Hospital Bed After Police Shot Him

The authorities said an earlier sexual assault charge was the reason for the restraints, which were removed on Friday.

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Rival Themes Emerge as Race Enters Final Weeks: Covid vs. Law and Order

The national political conventions over the last two weeks set the battle lines for the election’s remaining weeks. Joe Biden is focusing on President Trump’s virus management, while the president is hammering a law-and-order message.

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Live Updates: Jacob Blake Is Shackled to Hospital Bed, His Father Says

“Why do they have that cold steel on my son’s ankle?” the father asked as he described talking to his son, who was shot seven times by the police in Kenosha, Wis.

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Black Lives Matter Grows as Movement While Facing New Challenges

Demonstrations against police shootings and a March on Washington on Friday reflect a cause more enduring than many predicted.

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