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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

A white couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as a group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation after she read the names and addresses of several residents who supported defunding the police department during an online briefing. read more

Newly published antibody test results from half a dozen parts of the country confirm that COVID-19 infections in the United States far outnumber confirmed cases. The ratio of estimated infections to known cases in these studies, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Friday, range from 6 to 1 in Connecticut as of early May to 24 to 1 in Missouri as of late April. read more

Since Sunday night, videos of the standoff between the McCloskey's and protesters have gone viral and made national news. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said her office is investigating the incident and called the matter a First Amendment violation. "I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns and a violent assault. We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated," she said in a statement. read more

Family barbecues and red-white-and blue Popsicles are signature parts of a festive Fourth of July. But what will this celebration look like without the live fireworks displays? read more

On Tuesday, in a sweeping 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court forced a majority of states to fund private religious schools in a ruling that compels millions of U.S. taxpayers to subsidize Christian education -- even if financing another religion violates their own beliefs. read more

Inside a Houston hospital partly transformed into a coronavirus specialty unit, one doctor says he expects to reach capacity in the next 14 days. "In the last three weeks, I have seen more admissions and sicker patients than on the previous 10 weeks," says Dr. Joseph Varon, the chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center. "It's been an exponential increase on the severity of illness and on the number of cases that we admit." In other hospitals across America, similar scenes of crisis. read more

The U.S. is sending two aircraft carriers into one of Asia's hottest spots to deliver a pointed message to China that it doesn't appreciate Beijing's military ramp-up in the region. read more

'Boogaloo' Believers Think a Civil War Is Coming. These Gun Firms Are Openly Marketing to Them. To market their products, ammo makers and gun shops are invoking the memes and rhetoric of a disjointed anti-government ideology blamed for at least one killing spree. read more

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday told the directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that the experts responsible for issuing recommendations on the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic should practice more caution. read more

The United States may soon record as many as 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day if the current trajectory of the outbreak is not changed, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, warned on Tuesday. read more


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