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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Trump Heads Into General Election He Casts as a Crusade for Law and Order

As President Trump accepted the nomination for a second term, he baselessly accused Democrats of giving “free rein” to violent anarchists and criminals, while allies and friends provided explicit rebuttals to his vulnerabilities — on racism, sexism and the coronavirus.

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Suspect in Kenosha Killings Lionized the Police

Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of killing two people during protests of a police shooting, faces six criminal counts. His social media accounts showed strong support for officers.

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N.B.A. ‘Boycott’ or Strike: What’s the Difference?

Professional athletes in several leagues protested racial injustice by refusing to play on Wednesday, leaving fans with some legal questions. We asked the experts.

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Former Milwaukee Bucks Player John Henson Talks Profiling and Protests

“At some point,” said John Henson, who was racially profiled in Wisconsin in 2015, “it needs to be a loud enough message so that everyone says, ‘Hey, this is not OK.’”

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Biden Says Trump Is ‘Rooting for More Violence’ Amid Kenosha Unrest

As Republicans sensed a political opportunity, the Democratic nominee sought to turn attention back to the pandemic and highlighted the president’s tendency to inflame volatile situations.

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Kenosha Shooting: NBA to Resume Playoffs

The Justice Department deployed 200 federal agents and marshals to Wisconsin, and said it will investigate the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Wisconsin’s attorney general gave new details about the altercation.

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Republican Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Mike Pence Night

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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With Wisconsin Unrest as Backdrop, Republicans Intensify Law-and-Order Message

On the third day of the convention, Vice President Mike Pence and other Republicans portrayed Democrats as tolerant of violence and riots. And they continued to try to soften President Trump’s image.

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Republicans Insist Only Trump Can Stop This Chaos. But He’s in Charge Now.

The convention seems engineered to prove that the president is in control of the good and not responsible for the bad, worthy of praise for the nation’s successes and exoneration for its struggles.

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As Young Black Athletes Back Boycotts, Some N.F.L. Retirees Back Trump

Several former athletes and coaches including Lou Holtz have appeared at the R.N.C. to deliver a message that the party wants to project — that the president is not racist. Many current Black athletes do not agree.

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Tracking the Suspect in the Fatal Kenosha Shootings

Footage appears to show a teenager shooting three people during protests in Wisconsin. We tracked his movements that night.

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Live Updates: Jacob Blake Had Knife at Time of Police Shooting, Officials Say

Wisconsin’s attorney general also identified the Kenosha officer who shot Mr. Blake multiple times as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran.

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How Chaos in Kenosha Is Already Swaying Some Voters in Wisconsin

As residents see fires and looting, some worry that local Democratic leaders are failing to keep control of the situation.

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N.B.A. Postpones Playoff Games After Milwaukee Bucks Boycott

N.B.A. players have been speaking out against racism and police brutality, but athletes have wondered whether that would be enough.

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Two Killed and One Injured on Third Night of Unrest in Kenosha, Wis.

The violence occurred early Wednesday during a confrontation between demonstrators and a group of men armed with guns as protests continued over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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Two Killed and One Injured Amid Protests Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Demonstrations turned tense, then violent early Wednesday on the streets of Kenosha, Wis.

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Three People Shot, One Fatally, on Third Night of Unrest in Kenosha, Wis.

The violence occurred early Wednesday during a confrontation between demonstrators and a group of armed men as protests continued over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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Three Shot Amid Protests Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Demonstrations turned tense, then violent early Wednesday on the streets of Kenosha, Wis.

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